Monthly Archives: June 2012

Johan Hallberg-Campbell names his favourite image

I am close to all the images. Every picture I make is about the feeling or memory that happened around the time I pressed the shutter. Often, the images are not only about what you see contained in the rectangle frame, but also the conversation, thought and observation that occurred during the moment.

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Expressions of Brazil: Aline Morales

Aline Morales has been a staple of the Brazilian music scene here in Toronto for years. You have probably seen her drumming on Kensington Sunday, one of her energetic live shows or her staring role in one of Ontario’s tourism advertisements. Morales, however, is no longer a local secret. Her new album Flores, Tambores e Amores quickly hit #1 on …

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Toronto Poetry Slam

Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, bring you the Canada Day Poetry Slam, held over two separate days and showcasing some of the top spoken word talent in the city and beyond. We had a chat with David Silverberg about Toronto Poetry Slam, it’s origins and what people can look forward to this weekend. What is Toronto Poetry …

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Uncharted Waters: Photographer Joanne Ratajczak

“The portrait of Kris is probably one of my favourites. He was one of the first people I met on my initial walk, and, to me, there’s something really exciting about that stage of the project; when you’re just beginning and have no idea where it’s going to go.”

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SoundClash Interviews: Progress and the Rebel Alliance

SoundClash takes over the Harbourfront Centre July 13-15. The weekend will be filled with great music and dance, but the highlight will be when artists representing different genres and the best of Toronto’s music scene take to the stage to compete for $10 000 in prizes. Best of all you have a chance to help judge the winner, so before …

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Dangerous Goods Crew: Holding down Winnipeg at Harbourfront Centre

Winnipeg based B-boy outfit, Dangerous Goods Crew formed in 2002 and reps all across North America. They will be here at Harbourfront Centre during Canada Day weekend to represent at the Call-Out, hosted by Benzo (of Bag of Trix).

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The Awesome Foundation rewards “awesomeness” this Canada Day

The TO Chapter of the Awesome Foundation will be here on Canada Day to give-away brown paper bag containing $1,000!

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Crack of Dawn

Meet Rupert “Ojiji” Harvey and Alvin Jones. They represent two members of the Canadian r&b/funk outfit Crack of Dawn. In 1975 they became the first Canadian black band to ever sign with a major label, after inking a deal with Columbia records.

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Partner Spotlight: TIFF

Jesse Wente, a culture critic who was appointed the head of film programmes at TIFF, sat down with us to explain how important the collaboration between TIFF and First Peoples Cinema and why he and TIFF are getting involved with planet IndigenUS.

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Uncharted Waters is now on!

The show is up and it looks amazing! The six commissioned artists – Dianne Davis, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, Jesse Louttit, Eamon Mac Mahon, Joanne Ratajczak and Clare Samuel – have done a fantastic job.

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