We were there: Kuumba, presented by TD Then & Now 2013

This past weekend, Harbourfront Centre hosted its 17th annual Kuumba Festival, presented by TD Then & Now. Those that attended the festival enjoyed three days of Black History Month events showcasing local and international artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora and celebrated milestones, anniversaries and the outstanding contributions of black Canadians.

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DJ Skate Nights Get Serious

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Riding on the success of a full-length album (Dim Sum), critically acclaimed singles and a Juno Award, DJ Serious has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in Canadian music.

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World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen discusses Grupo Corpo

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies, Brazil’s Grupo Corpo exudes a diverse character.

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Queens Quay Construction Update Feb. 4-8

Despite weather delays last week, crews continued preparatory work for the installation of new storm and sanitary infrastructure on Queens Quay. In addition to dewatering activities, crews are expected to begin the construction of a new storm line between Rees Street and The Beer Store. With the demolition of the top of the TTC tunnel complete, TTC crews were able …

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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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