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Press Release
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020
Written by Julius Allan Rondilla
March 20, 2020 - Oshawa, ON. — In light of the circumstances worldwide, nationally and within our community, presented by the COVID-19 virus, the Oshawa Music Awards (OMA) will be moving the awards presentation show online. The events scheduled for April 3 at The Oshawa Convention Centre and April 4 at the Music Hall Concert Theatre have been…
Press Release
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Written by Julius Allan Rondilla
Industry Leader of the Year presented by Durham Region Economic Development and Tourism revealed.  Four Lifetime Achievement - Hall of Fame Recipients presented by Durham College Music Business Management are unveiled. OSHAWA – Nominees for the 3rd Annual Oshawa Music Awards presented by Spark Centre were announced today by the organizing…
Press Release
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Written by Julius Allan Rondilla
Photo: Matlock Expressway, band, OMA 2018 'Best Artist' winner Oshawa, ON, - On February 7, 2020, the third-annual Oshawa Music Awards (OMAs) will host a press conference to announce nominees in five categories: 'Emerging Artist or Band of the Year'; 'Artist or Band of the Year'; 'Single of the Year'; 'Album of the Year'; and 'Music Video of the…
Article
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Written by Will McGuirk
Photograph: Anti-Queens live at the Music Hall on Oct 19, 2019 Photo Credit: Mikki H Robert McLaughlin Gallery The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a centre of cultural activity for Durham Region. The Gallery was founded by regional artists in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 with an exhibit, Durham Reach, which included 70 artists…
Article
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Written by Julius Allan Rondilla
Photo: Dale Russell accepting the Lifetime Achievement award, OMA 2018 Photo Credit: snapd Oshawa Calling all Durham Region artists and musicians – we hear you and now it’s your time to be seen. This year for the 3rd annual Oshawa Music Awards show, which will be held this year in downtown Oshawa at The Music Hall on April 4, 2020, we have…
Press Release
Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Written by Tony Sutherland
Photo: Poor Judgement accepting Best Emerging Artist award, OMA 2018 Photo Credit: Shuttered Photography Oshawa, ON - December 1, 2019 — Oshawa Music Awards (OMA) 2020 returns with several major transformations. With a new emphasis: “Celebrates Music in Durham Region”, the OMA show will take place April 4, 2020 in Oshawa.   Oshawa Music Awards…
Interview
Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Written by Will McGuirk
Photo: Rooks McCoy, OMA 2019 Best Emerging Artist Winner Photo Credit: Will McGuirk, Slowcity Magazine   Rooks McCoy, recently crowned Best New Artist at the 2019 Oshawa Music Awards, was born in Scarborough. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Oshawa. He says high school was difficult but hip hop was his way out.     “Grade 10,…