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Poll of the Week on Donna Magazine

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

A Different Booklist Cultural Centre – Upcoming July Events

In Writing (all kinds) on July 21, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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UPCOMING JULY EVENTS

Blackhurst Gallery Exhibition

THE ART OF CARNIVAL

“THE ART OF CARNIVAL”, is the first annual Art exhibition presented by the Festival Management Committee of Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival, celebrating 50 years of Carnival in the City of Toronto. This is a unique opportunity to view artwork by Kenrick Ayow, Rosslyn Berot-Burns, Daryl Chang, Georgia Fullerton, Ian Grant and Jennylynd James, all artists of Caribbean descent. The exhibit reflects the multifaceted Caribbean culture in Toronto and will encourage dialogue while celebrating the importance of our creative artists.

The exhibit can be viewed during regular A Different Booklist Cultural Centre hours Monday – Saturday.

Contact: 416 901 7720.

Pop-Up Shop

Live It Wear It Pop Up Photo Shoot

July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm

In collaboration with A Different Booklist, LIWI68 is pleased to have created the design for the 5th annual Freedom Underground Train ride happening on July 31, 2017. Participants in this years’ event can pre-order this memorable t-shirt online and pick it up at LIWI68’s annual customer appreciation happening this year on July 23 at 779 Bathurst Street Toronto Ontario.

LIWI68 is once again, proud and humbled to be involved in such a special event created for the community and by the community.

Like always, this event is to acknowledge and thank all of the wonderful people that have and continue to support the LIWI brand and movement.

Selected t-shirts will be available for purchase at a discounted rate along with the new 2017 Freedom Train shirt. Limited shirts and sizes will be available for purchase in advance online or by pre-order so that those who want to participate in the photo shoot can have the opportunity to secure their spot.

Please send all pre-orders to adbcc777@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Book Launch

Greetings, Leroy

With author Itah Sadu and illustrator Alix Delinois

July 27, 2017 6:00pm – 8:30pm

5th Annual Underground Freedom Train

July 31, 2017

Assembly 10:45 PM (SHARP)

A Different Booklist Cultural Centre

779 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

416-538-0889

416-901-7720

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Toronto African Film & Music Festival

In Writing (all kinds) on July 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM

The Toronto African Film & Music Festival will be taking place from August 24, 2017, to August 26, 2017, at the Kingsway Community Life Centre at 186 Spadina Avenue. The opening film is an Egyptian film which is celebrating 100 years this year. The festival is looking for sponsorship. When you sponsor $250.00 CAD or more, you will receive five free passes to attend the festival which is savings of 60% on your sponsorship donation. Come celebrate the films, music, and fashion of African continent and all the diversity of Africa.

For more information, here is the website: http://torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com/

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact me, Donna Kakonge, Festival Director at donna@torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com

 

Sonny Black

In Beauty, Contact Information, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 29, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Sonny Black

returns with two more essential  jammys!

PARTY GIRL

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Because ALL One Needs is Music – Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There

In Culture, Entertainment, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Brikena Ribaj Does a Review of Todd Hayes

Brikena Ribaj Does a Review of Todd Hayes

By Brikena Ribaj

I don’t think one chooses music. I truly believe it chooses one. I was asked recently why I’m such a fan of indie music. I remember saying something like, ‘well, I suppose I was born that way. Or something. It’s one of those truths, you know? You just know it. Sort of like knowing your name, you just do, you know?’ The awkward-sounding answer made full sense to me. Can’t say the same for my interlocutor.

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Pet Shop Boys and Nietsche?!?!

In Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on February 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Brikena Ribaj Comments on the Pet Shop Boys

Brikena Ribaj Comments on the Pet Shop Boys

By Brikena Ribaj

I often refer to the music-loving Socrates as Nietzsche portrays him in his work Birth of Tragedy. Music is the best form of language, per Socrates. And I concur fully not just because it is Socrates’ attitude per Nietzsche but because I happen to share the same attitude experientially. So, those who get mad over not getting showered with attention when music is playing an active part in the discourse need to, well, find other ways to cope.

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Franz Ferdinand Concert Report

In Culture, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on November 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Franz Ferdinand Concert - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Franz Ferdinand Concert - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Franz Ferdinand is on tour promoting their new album Tonight with Franz Ferdinand. We saw them in concert last night and I am happy to report that they delivered. They performed for one and a half hours and the energy of the band was in harmonious synch with that of the crowd.

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Taylor Swift?! Uh-huh!

In Beauty, Culture, Entertainment, Living, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on November 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Brikena Ribaj Rocks to Taylor Swift

Brikena Ribaj Rocks to Taylor Swift

By Brikena Ribaj

Today I rocked to country.

Yes. I did.

I rocked to country music.

The reason I say this twice is because, well, for lack of a better phrase, I don’t do country. I don’t know why. I just can’t. I am not attracted to it. I never was. While I’m sure that country music feeds many people, it doesn’t manage to feed me in any way. Not even with carbs. It’s a preference issue, you see. For example, I love Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven, and Mozart but I don’t care for Schumann. I love Indie rock but basically everything about Grunge bothers me. And, yes, Nirvana is an exception. Kurt Cobain is bigger than any genre. And I loved him. Very much. I still do. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” continues to be a high-frequency track. It’s not grunge, it’s classic. So there are exceptions within certain genres, of course.

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E Reece & Core Elements

In Culture, Entertainment, Events, Music, Writing (all kinds) on October 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Elevated Mental Recordings

E REECE & Core Elements

WHAT YOU NEED

(Produced by Brian Boland)

ALBUM: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ze9zuz

INST: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/dty7by

VIDEO LINK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS72m24Zr7c

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Audio Downloads Now Available on e-Store

In book reviews, Business, Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized on March 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Church Sunday is just one of the downloads available on my e-store

Church Sunday is just one of the downloads available on my e-store

Check Out The Stevedores!!!!!!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 31, 2015 at 4:18 PM

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Kid Cudi on Jimmy Kimmel, Indicud Preorder + Ariana Grande Premieres “The Way” + More!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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Hometown Love for RDGLDGRN

The hometown paper’s got love for the home team. Read what the Washington Post had to say aboutRDGLDGRN here . And buy their EP here.

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NEW VIDEO: Jay Sean “Where Are You”

Looks like Jay Sean is looking for love!

Get your copy of “Where Are You” here.

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Ghost B.C. + Metal Maniac Italy

Good food, good wine and good metal. The Italians are where it’s at.

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FREE JAMES BLAKE

There’s a new James Blake track making the rounds and it’s free!

The mighty James Blake has broken off yet another piece from his upcoming sophomore LP, Overgrown, due out April 8th via Republic…As Pigeons and Planespoints out, Amazon is offering a free download of the closing track, “Our Love Comes Back”.  – Consequence of Sound

Blake has shared a live recording of album closer “Our Love Comes Back,” and it’s…Read More

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“MUSIC FOR NEWTOWN” LIVE ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT!

Extending a helping hand in the aftermath of the devastating Newtown tragedy last December,REPUBLIC RECORDS is sponsoring the ” Music For Newtown auction. Numerous artists have donated special limited-edition items to the cause, and all proceeds will benefit the “Sandy Hook School Support Fund,” which will support the long-term recovery needs of the Newtown community.

Items include two tickets to see Tim McGraw on June 30 in New Jersey, autographed guitars from The Eagles and 3 Doors Down, signed Jack Johnson Vinyl, signed Colbie Caillat songbooks, CDs, a comic book, and another guitar. Also up for auction are a signed …Read More

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VIDEO: Ariana Grande “The Way” feat. Mac Miller

Ariana Grande delivers the perfect song for a brand new romance along with a super fun video. We love #theway she makes us feel!!

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Angel Haze vs Nardwuar

Nardwuar caught up with Angel Haze at SXSW last week where he asked her about everything from books on record to Mary Mary to Chipotle.

It was a wild dance-off of wits.

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FIRST LOOK: Soundgarden “Live From the Artists Den”

We’re getting closer to the premiere of Soundgarden‘s appearance on “Live from the Artists Den!” In anticipation, a “first look” is making the rounds:

Enjoy a first glimpse of Soundgarden’s upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. Filmed on a warm February night at the historic Wiltern in Los Angeles, the episode documents the conclusion of legendary Seattle rock band Soundgarden’s sold-out winter tour in support of King Animal, the band’s first studio album in over 16 years. In front of a rapturous crowd, Soundgarden interwove brand new songs with classics, radio hits, and rarities never before performed for a …Read More

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RDGLDGRN + Jimmy Kimmel Live

RDGLDGRN made their television debut this week, performing two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“I Love Lamp”

“Million Fans”

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Avicii

His government name is Tim Bergling but millions of EDM fans call him Avicii . Born in Stockholm this master of the turntables, producer and remixer got his break while still a teenager (homeboy is still only 23!) and he’s rocked the party (or make that parties) from Ibiza to Sundance. He’s the first DJ to headline NYC’s Radio City Musical Hall and is a global ambassador for the exploding EDM scene. Oh. Avicii is not only nice on the wheels of steel but he models.

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Cimorelli Harlem Shake + New Videos from James Blake, C2C, Rhye & More…‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 3, 2013 at 3:00 AM

THE CIMORELLI SHAKE

 

With six sisters, a few brothers and a bunch of friends, the girls of Cimorelli could very well have created their very own dance. But here, they take on the latest internet craze: The Harlem Shake.

Can you guess who’s who?

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RHYE AT THE BOILER ROOM IN L.A.

Perez Hiltons headline says it all: Rhye  Makes Staggeringly Beautiful Live Music At The Boiler Room!

Catch the 20+ minute set here:

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C2C PERFORM “DOWN THE ROAD” LIVE

 You’ve heard it in the Dr. Pepper  commercial and now you can see how it’s actually done. C2Cthe legendary French DJ band and 4x  World DMC Champions, perform “Down The Road” live using their  turntables as instruments.

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THE ROYAL CONCEPT TAKE ON 


DAFT PUNK’S “DIGITAL LOVE”

THE ROYAL CONCEPT  are taking on Daft Punk. With a brand new cover, the Swedish lads add their patented rock ‘n’ roll swing to the legendary French electro duo’s classic from  Discovery“Digital Love.” Check out the video here , and snag the track via The Royal Concept’s Soundcloud page.

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Support Music Education at Your Local School! $100,000 in Prizes to be Awarded!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 3, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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Long & McQuade’s Music Education Celebration Contest
$100,000 in prizes to be awarded.

2 Ways for the School to Enter
Submit a photo of your music group displaying Long & McQuade’s logo, or send us an audio clip of your musical group playing or singing a piece of your choosing (one entry per school.)

First 250 pictures will receive a free $100 L&M gift card. First 300 audio submissions will receive a free $200 gift card.

We will randomly draw 2 bonus $1500 L&M gift cards from the list of authorized photo submissions and 4 bonus $3000 L&M gift cards from the list of authorized audio submissions.

In order to qualify for the bonus gift card draw, Long & McQuade must be granted permission to use the picture or audio submission for promotional purposes.

Get your local school involved. Help Long & McQuade support music education in Canada.

To register, please click here: http://www.long-mcquade.com/promos/web/Contest2012/register.php

Contest runs until February 28, 2013.

J. P. Saxe Performing Beyoncé – Love on Top

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 31, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Enjoy Long & McQuade’s Boxing Week Bargains!‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 29, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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From December 26th* to 31st, enjoy great savings on select guitars, basses, synthesizers, microphones, drumsets, accessories and more!  (*27th in the Maritimes and in Montreal.)

And until December 31st, don’t pay for 90 days! Put 0 down, make 0 payments and pay 0 interest for 90 days on everything in the store. See store for details. In-store offer only.

And don’t forget – We Rent What You Need for New Year’s!
We have what you need to get your New Year’s party started! Whether, it’s a pro PA system for a club, a digital piano for your private get-together, or a second guitar for your December 31st gig, we rent what you need for New Year’s. Ask about our daily, weekly and monthly rental rates, or check out our rates online.

Tiesto and (RED) set the world alight as fans around the globe DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Global dance community mobilized for the very first time via livestream to join the fight against AIDS

 

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – International DJ and dance music pioneer, Tiesto, together with (RED) and some of the world’s biggest dance artists, tonight celebrated World AIDS Day with a truly unique one-off music event. Playing exclusive sets live-streamed from the Stereosonic Music Festival in Melbourne via YouTube, the event saw the global dance community loudly join the fight for an AIDS FREE GENERATION by 2015. Alongside DJs including Avicii, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and many more, Tiesto played to a capacity crowd as he celebrated his exclusive compilation album, DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES, rocketing to No.1 in iTunes dance charts around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Beautiful World by Hope Roberts

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Music

In Culture, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on July 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Cover Art for Listening to Music By Donna Kakonge - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Cover Art for Listening to Music By Donna Kakonge – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Nick Goodwin

My best writing is done while listening to music. Music is my vice and my motivation. My parents are the reason why I love music so much. They used to take us on car trips when we were young. Every car ride with my dad we would listen to music on the radio or tapes. He would ask “Who’s this?” to quiz us and we would listen even more carefully to try and figure out who the artist is.

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Sit Down Tracy

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Writing (all kinds) on July 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Kirk Verner Gives Props to Sit Down Tracy – Photo Courtesy of Kirk Verner

Kirk Verner
February 24th/2010

Calling all Canadian music gurus! Calling all couch potatoes who are feed-up with boring, mundane bands from Toronto! Calling those who “think” they know what is hip and fresh, but truly have no idea due to their pop-culture brainwashing…extra detergent! I’m talking about a band that, in my eyes…I should say ears, will be soon taking over the airwaves and the Junos in the very near future. I classify them as a well measured blend of Tegan and Sara, Hank Williams (the cool one…the original), and the White Stripes; they call themselves SIT DOWN TRACY! Read the rest of this entry »

Music Africa’s BHM FREE Concert Series 2012‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM

MUSIC AFRICA & Gladstone World celebrate Black History Month every Friday night throughout February with a series of FREE concerts. Featuring some of the top African artists living and working in the city. Music Africa, presenters of AFROFEST, is a community organization dedicated to promoting African music and culture. Discover Africa in the Heart of Toronto! Read the rest of this entry »

Madonna’s Second Hard Candy Fitness Center Now Open for Workouts in Moscow

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 27, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Madonna’s Second Hard Candy Fitness Center Now Open for Workouts in Moscow

Madonna to Visit Club in 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2011 /CNW/ – Madonna in partnership with her manager Guy Oseary and Mark Mastrov, Chairman of New Evolution Ventures (NeV), announced their second Hard Candy Fitness Center in Moscow is now open for workouts. The beautifully designed, four-floor, 35,000 square foot facility near the Red Square, plans to host Madonna for a visit in 2012. The Hard Candy Fitness Center in Russia is operated by Irina Razumova, founder of the well known Russian chain Planet Fitness. The opening of this latest facility follows the one-year anniversary of the Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Event – New Year’s Eve

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Writing (all kinds) on December 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Saturday December 31st
Event: New Year’s Eve
Space will be ushering 2012 with a bang with the twelfth annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! As has become tradition, Space proudly presents a veritable banquet of Miami’s top DJ talent to celebrate the birth of the new years. Taking to the decks this evening will be Louis Puig, Patrick M, Lazardi, Ivano Bellini, Justin Sheppard, Mark M, Nelson Diaz, Maurizio + Danyelino, Dsan Powell, Thunderpony, Wilo, Radamas, Nikko Calor, and DJ Icecold. Live performances and routines all night long to celebrate 2012!

Space Event in Miami

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Saturday December 17th
Event: Chris Liebing
The Techno Loft crew is proud to welcome back Chris Liebing to Space for another unforgettable performance! Known far and wide for his dedication to the driving techno rhythms of his homeland, Chris has been devastating dancefloors around the world with his trademark signature sounds. And this evening, he brings the madness back to Space! Joining him will be Loft resident Maurizio Ruggiero and guest Spinn Zinn…

Rock the River Tour arriving in Winnipeg

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Free Sept. 17 event features morning of family fun, then afternoon/evening youth concert of rock and hip-hop with a positive message

September 08, 2011 @ 09:00AM

Winnipeg, MN – Rock the River is taking over The Forks in downtown Winnipeg on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a morning event for families, and an afternoon and evening music festival for youth. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Kevin!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on September 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

This is for my brother Kevin and for my Mom and Dad who did all of the work to make him a great man.

Feel the Afrofest Heat this Weekend at Queen’s Park

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Afrofest Happens This Weekend - Photo Courtesy of Thomson Reuters

AFROFEST 2011 takes place this weekend, the weather promises to be perfect! With FREE non-stop action on two stages, an African marketplace, food and craft vendors, drumming, dancing, music workshops and organized activities for youth and children, Afrofest is THE place to be. Read the rest of this entry »

Grammy Award nominee added to AFROFEST lineup‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 2, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Grammy Award Winners at AfroFest - Photo Courtesy of Thomson Reuters

Master musician Cheick Hamala Diabate has been added to the lineup to perform at Afrofest 2011. The celebrated instrumentalist, whose 2007 collaboration “From Mali to America” was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Traditional World Music Album, is a virtuoso performer and a genuine ‘griot’. He sings and performs songs of history and legend in the 800-year-old West African tradition, and takes the stage on Saturday evening, July 9. Read the rest of this entry »

Janet Jackson VIP Tickets

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Youth Music Movement: Four guys in a R/V tour Canada in search of nation’s next wave of young music stars

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Writing (all kinds) on April 30, 2011 at 8:22 AM

In Search of East Coast Music Talent - Photo Courtesy of CNW

From east to west coast, group records 11 bands this summer and documents their adventures on webisode series

April 29, 2011 @ 05:30AM

Montréal, QC – Every successful musician remembers the long and hard road travelled on their journey to get noticed. This summer, a group of four, passionate, fresh-out-of-school cultural aficionados from Québec are about to give 11 budding young musicians their first big break. Read the rest of this entry »

‘SUPPORT AFROFEST’ GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT – 4 Great Acts, 1 Great Concert

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM

The Drum is a Symbol of African Music - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

Music Africa’s Good Friday SUPPORT AFROFEST concert goes tomorrow, Friday, April 22.

Featuring four top African music acts:

The Resolutionaries Marimba Band (Zimbabwe)

Donné Roberts (Madagascar)

Ruth Mathiang (Sudan)

Afrafranto (Ghana). And many special guests. Read the rest of this entry »

DJ P-PLUS SPINNIN’ ON THE ONES AND TWOS…

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM

DJ P-Plus is Bringing Something Unique to Hip Hop - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Christina Cheng

Urban Dictionary: Ones and Twos- Refers generically to DJ turntables, etymology is a derivative of the best-selling professional-grade DJ turntables, which has for better or worse become the de-facto standard in the club and/or radio studio world.]

DJ P-Plus…

Tall, dark and handsome would be too much of a cliché, so how about six-feet tall; warm, silky, chocolate-caramel brown skin; deep dark eyes, beautiful wide nose, plump full lips, with a strong face so concentrated and passionate. Read the rest of this entry »

New survey reveals more than half of Ontarians feel music enhances everything they do

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 21, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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A surprise TTC musical makes for melodic morning commute as TVO launches Music Week

December 02, 2010 @ 10:00AM

Toronto, ON – A surprise live musical in Toronto subway stations during morning rush hour yesterday kept TTC riders humming just as new insights from TVO reveal that Ontarians are willing to make sacrifices to keep music as a vital component of daily life. Almost half (47 per cent) would give up beer or wine, and four in 10 (36 per cent) would forsake their cell phones for a month in order to keep the music playing. TVO joined in an Angus Reid Strategies poll to gauge the importance of music in the lives of Ontarians in an effort to raise awareness for Music Week, which begins on December 5th. Read the rest of this entry »

New Annual “BlackCreek Summer Music Festival” Set to Launch in Toronto in June 2011 at the Rexall Centre at York University

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Inaugural Season to Feature Symphonic, Pop, Opera, Jazz, Broadway, Country and World Music Concerts With Renowned Artists Including Plácido Domingo, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, The London Symphony Orchestra, Conductors Lorin Maazel and Marvin Hamlisch, and Classical Concerts Featuring Spoken Performances by Dame Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones.

February 23, 2011 @ 10:00AM

Toronto, ON – Beginning on June 4, 2011, with Plácido Domingo in concert, and with such renowned artists as James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones and the London Symphony Orchestra to follow, the new BlackCreek Summer Music Festival will launch its inaugural season at the Rexall Centre on the grounds of York University in Toronto. The 2011 season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and includes a wide array of programs by some of the most revered names in pop and jazz, along with rousing symphonic evenings, Broadway showstoppers, world music and iconic country artists, all performing “under the stars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Waleed Abdulhamid and Kae Sun headline FREE BHM concerts‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 18, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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WALEED ABDULHAMID KUSH (February 18) and KAE SUN (February 25) close out Music Africa’s FREE festival of Friday night concerts celebrating Black History Month.

FREE at the Gladstone Melody Bar, every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The series features some of the top African artists living and working in the city. Presented by MUSIC AFRICA & Gladstone World. Thanks to CIUT-FM 89.5 FM. Read the rest of this entry »

Janet Jackson’s Tour Dates

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New Tour Dates Announced + Pre-Sale Ticketing Information

Due to the first two New York City dates for JANET’s upcoming ‘Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour’ selling out in record time, JANET has officially announced a third NYC date, March 21st. Pre-sale tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 27th at 12PM local venue time exclusively for JanetJackson.com fan club members. Read the rest of this entry »

Janet Jackson’s World Tour

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM

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ANNOUNCING JANET JACKSON’S 2011 WORLD TOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS

We are excited to announce that starting Thursday, January 13th, pre-sale tickets for Janet Jackson’s 2011 World Tour will go on sale at JanetJackson.com. The 2011 World Tour will be the largest ever world tour where you will hear Janet sing songs from her Number Ones album. Read the rest of this entry »

Music Beginning

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Conclusion

I conclude this book after three days of starting it. I have only focused on three artists in this book, however I plan to do more books along this vain. I guess partly why I feel like finishing it now and I do feel like it is done is because India.Arie was singing “India’s Song.” She says, “I want to go where the rivers are high enough…to call my name.” This sounds great and everything – however I am still at that stage in my life where going down to Lake Ontario sounds quite exciting to me. Read the rest of this entry »

India.Arie

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India.Arie

After having a conversation with a woman who stole my laptop years ago outside of my house, I selected to listen to “The Heart of the Matter,” from the Testimony Vol. 1 album from India.Arie. Read the rest of this entry »

Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu

I’m listening to Erykah Badu right now. I actually feel warmer by listening to her funky sounds. It’s Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Father’s Day. I put an ad in the Toronto Star to celebrate my Dad’s special day. I said “Happy Father’s Day” to my brother-in-law David and forgot today is also his birthday. I called my friend Tunde and wished him a “Happy Father’s Day.” He has a new baby. I do not know yet whether it is a boy or a girl. As they say, it is the health of the baby that really matters. Even that can be conquered sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

Voice-Interactive TRIVIO game hits iTunes Top-5 New & Noteworthy board for Free Games and Trivia

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 29, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Free TRIVIO Application Available on iTunes

November 18, 2010 @ 03:00PM

BURLINGTON, Ontario – Flurple2, a sensory robotics software company, unveiled Trivio™, a new trivia game application (app) that allows users to say their answers out loud. In its first week on the App Store, Trivio launched onto the Top 50 list in the USA. In Canada, Trivio climbed to the iTunes Top-5 New and Noteworthy board for Free Games & Trivia apps. Read the rest of this entry »

Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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This is the seventh installment of the bibliographic material for Alex Young’s eight-part series done at the University of Guelph-Humber

By Alex Young

Bibliography
Browne, David, By the Numbers: The Top Earning Estates”, Rolling Stone Magazine, issue 1074, March 19th 2009 Read the rest of this entry »

Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

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This is the fifth installment of an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber

By Alex Young

Summary of Findings

Ultimately the Doors were seen as artistic leaders of the hippie movement in America because they were artistically responding to major events that were changing American life. Read the rest of this entry »

Break On Through (To the Other Side): How Jim Morrison Became a Marketing Tool for 1960’s Hippie Counter Culture in America

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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This is the third installment in an eight-part series by Alex Young – Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber

By Alex Young

Methodology

The film The Doors was released by Maple Pictures on March 1st 1991, twenty years after Morrison’s death, it was directed by Oliver Stone, the screenplay was written by Stone along with J. Randal Johnson and features Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. Read the rest of this entry »

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