The Making of Michael Buble

Thanks to a Mulroney family wedding, Celine Dion’s producer, Bryan Adams’s manager, and a voice that recalls Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., a fisherman’s kid from Vancouver is the new king of croon. By David Hayes, Saturday Night, April 2005 Malibu is the quintessential symbol of North American celebrity, a glamorous, wealthy enclave, 40 kilometres […]

The Chosen One

Rufus Wainwright was playing piano in Montreal bars when DreamWorks signed him to a big contract. Everyone agrees he has talent. But does he mean business? By David Hayes, Saturday Night, May 1999 Eyes wide in reverence or closed in rapture, The Damned Ladies found nirvana in Toronto’s Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church one night this […]

Lines in the Desert

Critics rank her alongside Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko. So why haven’t we heard of Agnes Martin? By David Hayes, Saturday Night, December 1997 To walk into a roomful of Agnes Martin paintings, as I did one Saturday at New York’s PaceWildenstein gallery, is to fall into a cloud. There is a dreaminess about them […]