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Hitting a high note with exclusive multiplatform coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Breakfast Television | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

All-Access Pass to Music’s Biggest Night® with Rogers’s Exclusive Multiplatform Coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Feb. 2 to 9 

A Canadian first for the GRAMMYs – log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s for an interactive second-screen experience live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live –

– Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join Rogers’s A-list team of on-air personalities –

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TORONTO (January 29, 2015) The Hollywood hills are alive with the sound of music as the countdown to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® gets underway. Whether it’s inside L.A.’s hottest parties, front and centre on the red carpet, backstage at the show, or interviewing music’s hottest stars  Rogers hits a high note, bringing fans live multiplatform coverage of Music’s Biggest Night®.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® air live on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City, with coverage airing before and after across Rogers’s suite of media assets.

“Canadian music fans are getting more GRAMMYs than ever before, with our expanded rollout of multiplatform content,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice President, In-House Productions, Rogers. “From our exclusive red carpet access to this year’s innovative new second-stream broadcast, Rogers’s exceptional on-air team are ensuring fans don’t miss a second of the action and get the most out of their GRAMMYs experience, no matter where they are.”


Monday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 6:

Entertainment City: Daily on Breakfast Television, Your World This Week, and CityNews

Beginning February 2, tune in to Entertainment City all week long, as host Brad Smith brings viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes highlights and interviews from all of L.A.’s biggest parties – including Clive Davis’s annual pre-GRAMMY party, the 25th anniversary of MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, honouring Bob Dylan, and the Canadian Consulate GRAMMY Gala.

Friday, Feb. 6:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

As the countdown to the awards continues, Breakfast Television goes live from City’s exclusive GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live for a special national edition. Anchored by Kevin Frankish and featuring Rogers’s on-air red carpet team – Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (Cityline), Brad Smith, Tara Slone (Breakfast Television Calgary/Rogers Hometown Hockey), Alex Despatie (Breakfast Television Montreal), Winston Sih (Breakfast Television Toronto), HELLO! Canada editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood, and Chatelaine style correspondent Susie Wall – viewers will get the first sneak peek at all of the glamorous pre-GRAMMY events, straight from the heart of the action.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Get red-carpet ready with a special GRAMMY-themed “Fashion Friday,” as host Tracy Moore and stylist Lynn Spence turn celebrity glamour into every-day wear and take viewers through trendy red-carpet looks. Plus, makeup artist Dino Dilio and hairstylist Janet Jackson provide tips on how to get a picture-perfect face and a head-turning hairstyle, and Kleinfeld’s Jessica Mulroney showcases accessories that rock.

Sunday, Feb. 8:

Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**Live Stream Available at Citytv.com/GRAMMYs**

As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster from the official GRAMMY red carpet, City’s A-list team of on-air personalities give viewers a front-row seat to all of the action with the night’s biggest celebrity appearances. Additionally, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join the team as special guest host.

Plus, in a Canadian first for the GRAMMYs, music fans can log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during the red carpet special, for a 90-minute, exclusive second-screen broadcast, produced live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live. From this interactive hub, hosts will bring viewers behind the scenes of this innovative new experience, reacting to celebrity arrivals and sharing their expertise on fashion, music, and entertainment news. Tweet along using the hashtag #CityGRAMMYs.

Monday, Feb. 9:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

Viewers get an insider’s tour of the music industry’s biggest event with another special national edition of Breakfast Television from L.A. Live, where Kevin Frankish and the GRAMMY red carpet team share highlights from the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Joining the action live from Los Angeles, host Tracy Moore takes viewers behind the scenes of her own GRAMMY experience, and Cityline’s fashion panel – including Alison Eastwood and LOULOU beauty director Katherine Lalancette – react to red carpet looks and recap the night’s hits and misses. Plus, digital media correspondent Winston Sih recaps results from the night’s interactive polls at Cityline.ca/GRAMMYs, including best dressed, best performance, funniest moments, and surprising snubs.


Bringing listeners the music they love most, Rogers Radio presents a one-hour special hosted by Cory Kimm (98.1 CHFI), featuring today’s hottest hits and intimate interviews from this year’s GRAMMY nominees, including Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams. The special will air on select Rogers Radio stations across Canada, beginning February 2. Plus, tune in to select stations countrywide leading up to the big show to hear special profiles on this year’s nominees, and log on to Rogers Radio websites for a new ‘Great GRAMMY Moment’ uploaded each day, featuring the most memorable highlights from GRAMMYs past.

Then, in addition to City’s expansive television coverage, Damnit Maurie (KiSS 92.5’s Roz & Mocha Show) lends an ear to listeners with behind-the-scenes backstage interviews live throughout the night.


A one-stop online shop for all things GRAMMY-related, Citytv.com/GRAMMYs invites viewers to immerse themselves in the music leading up and following the big night with tweets, photos, articles, and four exclusive live streams, including:

  • Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s broadcast special
  • Live 90-minute second screen broadcast from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live
  • Arrivals cam – be the first to see music’s biggest stars as they arrive
  • Fashion cam – get up close and personal with the most-talked-about looks of the night

Additionally, fans can get their GRAMMY on all week long leading up to the main event, with special online GRAMMYs content from Rogers magazines, including FLARE, LOULOU, and HELLO! Canada.

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About The Recording Academy®

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely local, urban-oriented, culturally diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Perron, City, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253
Stephanie Leslie, City, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191

Talk to Doc – 60s and 70s

Leah Sarich | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015


It’s day 4 of my Talk to Doc series and with Dr. Raj Bhardwaj we’re focusing on the 60s and 70s. At this age, you may have more time than ever to improve your quality of life… perhaps you’re retired, your children are adults and busy with their own families. Dr. Raj says it’s never too late to get healthy.

Exercise we know keeps people young, and with this age group, Dr. Raj recommends exercising with your partner or a friend. This way you not only get the exercise you need, but it’s also a social activity and staying social in your 60s and 70s is critical to maintaining a good quality of life.

Dr. Raj also says it’s really important at this age not to dismiss symptoms as “just aging.” As we age, our skin changes our muscles weaken and these changes can lead to things many unpleasant outcomes like heartburn or incontinence for example. Dr. Raj says talk to your doctor about these symptoms because there are many things your doctor can do to help.

It’s also a good time to talk to your doctor about the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke. Both of these conditions require immediate medical treatment to get the best outcome. So knowing the first signs of a stroke or heart attack can help you or your partner know when to call 911.

Dementia is also a concern at this age. Make sure to mention any changes to your memory, personality or if you’re experiencing mood changes for the first time. Again, if your doctor knows about your symptoms you can get a diagnosis and treatment which can help slow down the progression of some kinds of cognitive decline.

It’s also important to make sure you get your eyes checked and hearing tested. If you’re unable to hear or see properly, it can lead to social isolation, which is debilitating at this stage of life.

And it’s also a good time, for both men and women, to get tested for osteoporosis. Dr. Raj says you want to try and prevent that wrist fracture or broken hip, because these are very big injuries from which to recover. And even though you may recover from your injury you may not be able to return to the same quality of life.

Tomorrow we wrap up the Talk to Doc series looking at end of life decisions. How to talk to your doctor and family about your wishes and how to make sure those wishes are carried out.

Talk to Doc – 40s and 50s

Leah Sarich | posted Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015


It’s day three of our series Talk to Doc – what to ask your doctor about at each stage of life. Today we’re looking at the 40s and 50s and Dr. Raj Bhardwaj says you’re going to see a lot more cancer screening now. For women, mammograms start at age 50 or sooner depending on your family history. For men, it’s prostate testing which should start at age 50 or sooner, again depending on your family history.


5 ways to keep your bread fresh

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

The truth is that baked goods – bread in particular – are at their prime the moment they come out of the oven. And, as soon as your loaf of bread begins to cool, the quality begins to diminish. If you plan on baking homemade bread, be sure to time it so it can be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the oven. Whether your bread is homemade, from the grocery store or your local bakery, there are several ways to preserve the life of your bread.

Why does bread go stale?

There are two main culprits. The first is a chemical change with a particularly fancy name: starch retrogradation. As soon as bread is removed from the oven, the structure of the starch molecules change, and begin to crystallize. This crystallization forces water out of the bread and the result is staling. The second contributor is the loss of moisture due to exposure to air.

Storing bread in the fridge

Starch retrogradation occurs most rapidly at refrigerator temperatures. Therefore the fridge is your enemy when it comes to bread as it goes stale fastest in that environment. For those who swear by fridge storage, it does have one benefit – it delays the development of mold.

Storing bread in the freezer

Storing your bread in the freezer is a great solution. It prevents staling as freezer temperatures arrest starch retrogradation, holding the bread in a stable state. To get the most out of your frozen bread, freeze it as soon as possible after baking and cooling, and consume it equally as fast after thawing. Bread needs to be properly wrapped in plastic and it’s also a good idea to slice your bread into portions prior to freezing.

Storing bread at room temperature

Room temperature is the ideal environment for bread storage to maintain the proper crumb and crust texture. However, in addition to proper temperature, you also need to manage your bread’s exposure to air and this is done by properly wrapping your bread. The plastic bag is often criticized for trapping in moisture, which can speed up mold development, but it truly depends on the type of bread you are storing. For common store-bought loaves, or any other bread with a similarly tender crust, using a plastic bag stored at room temperature seems to work best. Hard-crusted breads however should be kept in a paper bag – hence how it is sold to you at the bakery. As a loaf of crusty bread dries, the moisture that is pushed out of the bread is absorbed by the hard crusts, turning them tough and rubbery.

Refreshing your loaf

The best way to refresh partially stale bread is to heat it in the oven. If you insist on storing your bread in the fridge, toast it prior to assembling your sandwich to reverse some of the the damage. Similarly, if you have a loaf of crusty bread that has begun to go slightly rubbery, heating it in the oven for a few minutes will help to draw the moisture out of the crust and enhance the quality of the bread. (Breads that are reheated this way should be consumed immediately.)

And after all this talk of bread, why not give some a try. Here are a few of these can’t-miss bread recipes:classic sandwich breadcinnamon raisin swirl bread, and gluten-free multi-grain bread.

Talk to Doc – 20s and 30s

Leah Sarich | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015


It’s Day Two of my series Talk to Doc – what to ask your physician at each stage of life. Today, we’re focusing on the 20s and 30s. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj says now is the time to solidify your relationship with your family physician because it’s time for standard testing to begin. So you’re not seeing your doctor now just to treat problems like an infection, now you’re requiring pap tests, for example, for women. And it would be nice to know your doctor before a pap test and a pelvic exam. It’s also good to know what that pap test is for… to screen for cervical cancer. It’s not for, for example, testing for sexually transmitted infections.


Talk to Doc – Teens

Leah Sarich | posted Monday, Jan 26th, 2015


This is day one of my week long series “Talk to Doc” –  what to ask your doctor at each stage of life. Acute Care Physician Dr. Raj Bhardwaj is in the hot seat and we start with the teen years.

Dr. Raj, as he is known, says the teenage years are a time of great hormonal change with wide-ranging impacts on your health. This is why it’s a great time to start a relationship with your family doctor. And it’s a great time for a teen to take ownership of their health. And Dr. Raj hopes that parents will help with this transition. For example, Dr. Raj says parents should bring their teenager to the doctor but then step out for the exam portion of the visit. This gives the teen a chance to talk to their doctor about topics they may not be comfortable talking to their parents about.


Kids and Cutting

Leah Sarich | posted Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015


Thanks to the changes underway in the adolescent brain, teenagers feel a lot of big emotions. But for some young people, these intense feelings can be too much to handle… and they look for relief in damaging ways.

Pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Monique Jericho says 10 to 20 percent of all teenagers will engage in some form of self harm, and this number is likely too low. Some kids just experiment with the behaviour others do it repeatedly. Cutting is the most common form of self injury, but there’s also burning and scratching.

The question is why? Dr. Jericho explains young people who cut experience a huge amount of relief and release when they cut. Kids describe a sense of empowerment and also a draining of emotion. Dr. Jericho says there’s a strong association between those who cut and those who are very sensitive, who feel intense emotions are are not sure what to do with those strong feelings. And the behaviour is confusing for the young person, they know it’s not normal or appropriate but they get such a helpful feeling of relief, that they don’t want to stop the behaviour even though they know it’s wrong. This is why teens often cut on areas of the body that can be easily hidden. It’s also why parents often don’t discover the behaviour until it has been going on for some time.

So what are parents to do? Dr. Jericho says it’s important for parents not to overreact or become angry. Certainly, parents will be distressed and very concerned, but parents should not be focusing on shutting down the behaviour but instead should try and understand why their son or daughter is engaging in the behaviour. Dr. Jericho suggests taking a curious and compassionate approach to their teenager.

It’s also important for parents to help their teen get the help they need. A good place to start, suggests Dr. Jericho, is the family doctor, if the child already has a relationship with them. Because this behaviour is quite common, most family physicians will know what to do, and where to refer the family.

Treatment for this self harm includes coaching the young person on how to deal with their strong emotions. It also includes giving them other skills for dealing with those strong emotions. For example, a psychologist or counselor may suggest the teen wear an elastic band on their wrist that they can snap when they feel overwhelmed with emotion. Other techniques include listening to a sad song or watching a scary movie. Dr. Jericho explains treatment is about finding healthier ways to get that release of feeling.

If your family doctor is not an appropriate resource for you, you can always start by calling Access Mental Health at 403-943-1500 and they will help you move forward with finding a mental health professional.



Raw foods: Why you should eat way more of them

Marni Wasserman | posted Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015

Adding more raw foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. This means making sure the bulk of what you eat focuses on fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts. With these foods as the foundation of your diet you will have more energy, lose weight and feel great. Raw foods are loaded with enzymes, vitamin and nutrients.

I am not suggesting you become a 100 percent raw foodie or adhere to strict guidelines, rather, simply incorporate more fresh foods into your diet. Even if half your meals each day consist of raw food, you are on the right track.

Five ways to add more raw to your diet

  1. Have at least a serving or more of fresh fruit every day: This can include an apple, pear, orange, berries or a fresh fruit smoothie.
  2. Have multiple servings of fresh vegetables every day: Cut up carrots, celery, peppers, make a large dark leafy green salad or a fresh-pressed green juice.
  3. Enjoy a handful (or two) of raw organic nuts and seeds. Put them into a trail mix with raisins, goji berries, apricots – and you can even add some pure raw dark chocolate (cacao) into the mix.
  4. Grab a bag of fresh sunflower or pea sprouts from your local health food store or farmers’ market; these make a great addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-frys and smoothies.
  5. Get creative and try to prepare a few new raw recipes each week. Check Chatelaine‘s no-cook recipe collection here.

Try this recipe: Almond basil pesto

This is a delicious spread to enjoy with raw bread, flatbread and crackers or served with crunchy raw veggies, kelp noodles or shredded zucchini


  • 2 tbsp torn fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 cup whole almonds, soaked overnight or for eight hours
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or more) for a creamier consistency


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Place in a small bowl and refrigerate
  3. Serve with cucumber slices, zucchini noodles, carrots, whole grain or raw crackers or brown rice pasta/kelp noodles or steamed vegetables

Marni Wasserman is a culinary nutritionist in Toronto whose philosophy is stemmed around whole foods. She is dedicated to providing balanced lifestyle choices through natural foods. Using passion and experience, she strives to educate individuals on how everyday eating can be simple and delicious.

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