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Music Review: Carole Pope returns with new album

Landfall album cover
Grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene Carole Pope returns with a new album.

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First CD release by Toronto singer Amai Kuda

Toronto singer-songwriter Amai Kuda
The Toronto-based singer-songwriter is releasing her first CD in early October, the self-produced album called 'Sand from the Sea.'

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Kinnie Starr: A Women's Worlds 2011 interview

Photo: Paul Schreiber/Flickr
'I don't see enough diversity in the female expression anymore....'

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Indie Inside: Listen to the Banned

Listen to the Banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists from around the world who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason - their music.
Music by censored, imprisoned and tortured artists.

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Vox Sambou and the Solid'Ayiti initiative for Haiti

Interview with Nomadic Massive rapper Vox Sambou on artistic solidarity and the grassroots in Haiti. Photo: Kamal/Photofade www.photofade.com

Haitian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou offers an inspiring mix of powerful music and social action, pointing to the great possibilities of blending the arts with community activism. A key hip-hop figure in Montreal, Vox is a member of the celebrated ensemble Nomadic Massive and assisted in launching the Solid'Ayiti initiative after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti last winter.

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Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

The legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett/flickr

I curled my body around some blue-jean-covered legs as the human attached to them started to read a copy of The New York Times pulled from the antique rack in the cramped lobby of the most famous literary landmark in Manhattan, The Algonquin Hotel. A momentary purr slipped out as I cosied up to watch the morning hubbub begin. It was a few weeks before my historic home would celebrate its 107th birthday.

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Indie Inside: 24-HOUR Church of Beer

Growing from the dark woods of a secluded island in Canada's stunning Georgia Strait, 24-HOUR Church of Beer evolved slowly, somewhat like mushrooms.
Growing from the dark woods of a secluded island in Canada's stunning Georgia Strait, 24-HOUR Church of Beer evolved slowly, somewhat like mushrooms.

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Rhythms of Resistance: Activist percussion band looking for new members

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Movements Need Rhythm!  Rhythms Need You!

You may have heard our purple percussion rhythms in a demonstration, or us busking on a street corner, chanting in a march, dancing in the street.  Do you want to play samba-inspired percussion and support movements for social change? Want to be part of Toronto's social change soundtrack? Anyone can do it, no experience required ...and we need YOU!

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Cabbagetown Family Day Festival 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Parliament St between Gerrard St & Wellesley St Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

CABBAGETOWN FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL 2015

http://cabbagetownto.com

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. – FREE ADMISSION

 

The inaugural free admission Cabbagetown Family Day Festival produced by The Cabbagetown BIA will be bringing families together in celebration of the long holiday weekend.  The festival takes place along Parliament Street, between Gerrard Street & Wellesley Street.

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors: A "Spirit of the Season" Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location

St. Matthew's Cathedral
875 Queen St. E. (Queen and Logan)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 36.8964" N, 79° 20' 34.422" W

Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, tells the story of a poor widow and her spirited son who are visited one night by three Kings, needing shelter as they cross the desert following a marvellous star. When Amahl decides to send his own special gift to the child they seek, a miracle happens.

This performance will be followed by a concert of seasonal music, soloists, and a jazz ensemble. The cast includes Denise Williams and Lawrence Cotton, led by musical director William Shookhoff. There will be two performances on Sunday December 21 at St. Matthew's Cathedral (875 Queen St. E.), at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $20 / Seniors, Students, Children $15 / Quartet (2 Adults, 2 Children) $50.

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