A little Soca Therapy (served with ice)

It’s almost impossible to talk about soca music in Toronto without mentioning the name Dr. Jay de Soca Prince! How could we nothave the soca music ambassador back for another DJ Skate Night?

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Children’s Own Media Museum: a pop-up gallery created by children and families

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Che Marville of The Children’s Own Media Museum recently spoke to our blog about the value of arts programming for children. The following is what she wanted to share with our readers: At the Children’s Own Media Museum (COMM) we believe the greatest generation is here today and growing up fast. Our mission is to give children the tools, inspiration …

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Toronto’s legendary Trane Studio: A lesson in history, art and tradition

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Over the years, dozens of musical icons have inspired and birthed new cultural movements, ideas and methodologies. We have seen their legacies furthered and preserved in the forms of countless tributes, reincarnations and even the occasional parody. Toronto’s Trane Studio did its part to remind us of the contributions made by saxophone prodigy and musical legend, John Coltrane, until it …

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DJ Mel Boogie: Primo-approved!

Meet DJ Mel Boogie. She’ll be here alongside DJ JJ Rock, for a special Ladies Night edition on Dj Skate Night this Saturday. Mel and JJ co-host and DJ the Droppin’ Dimez Mixshow, Canada’s only all-female radio show.

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World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen discusses Othello, c’est qui

Gintersdorfer/Klaßen’s Othello, c’est qui is not a run-of-the-mill production of the Bard’s famous tragedy. There’s no familiar Shakespearean stage direction. The set design in minimal, as is the actor’s wardrobe. Instead, the performance is framed as a conversation about Othello; one that will have you checking your preconceived notions at the door.

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Lyrical showdown at HarbourKIDS

Man v.s. bear. Bond v.s. Bond. Obama v.s. Romney. Those are just a few of the epic rhyme battles that have taken place at Comedy Bar, NOW magazine’s Best Comedy Club in Toronto two years running.

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DanceWeekend celebrates 20 years

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This weekend Dance Ontario celebrates the 20th Anniversary of DanceWeekend here at Harbourfront Centre as part of the NextSteps season. As in previous years, dance lovers can look forward to a plethora of dance styles and performances, including two premieres. We recently chatted with Rosslyn Jacob-Edwards, executive director of Dance Ontario, about this year’s commissions and what makes DanceWeekend so special.

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Dwayne Morgan Launches His New Book

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As a part of this year’s Kuumba festival, Dwayne will be delivering an oration as well as elaborating on his book, Everyday Excellence, followed by an evening of music and performances.

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The return of DJ medicineman

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This Saturday, DJ medicineman returns to The Natrel® Rink with a playlist of his signature brand of electro swing for us to bounce to at our latest DJ Skate Nights event! For those of you unfamiliar, electro swing is an infectious new genre that blends 1920s ragtime and blues with house, dub reggae, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop, creating …

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What is Ame Henderson saying?

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Public Recordings collaborators Bojana Stancic, Sherri Hay, Frank Cox-O’Connell, Stephen Thompson and Ame Henderson just returned from a creation residency at Dance4 in Nottingham, UK where they worked on what we are saying, part of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2013 lineup, May 22-25. Read on for some insight into Ame Henderson’s journey and collaboration with Dance4, and how the experience …

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