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Put your hands together for the top five finalists in the SoundClash Music Awards

The shortlist for the SoundClash Music Awards have been announced and it’s music to our ears. With a range of cutting-edge artists and sounds from across the GTA, their performances on July ­­­11 at the Party on the Block festival will be sure to impress all music enthusiasts from a diversity of genres. Let’s meet our finalists: Above Top Secret …

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Celebrating five years of the SoundClash Music Awards

This year, Harbourfront Centre presents the fifth edition of the SoundClash Music Awards. To mark the occasion, we’ve given the idea of “letting the city hear your sound” a fresh new take. For this year’s competition, the five finalists will all perform at July’s Party on the Block, a brand-new weekend festival celebrating diverse street cultures from around the world. Hundreds of Toronto-area …

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A taste of Kevin Brauch, host of Hot & Spicy Food Festival’s Iron Chef Competition

We had a chance to sit down with food pro Kevin Brauch, host of Iron Chef Americaand our upcoming International Iron Chef Competition. Kevin explains how he became a pro as well shares some hot tips for our chefs.

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No matter your taste, Hot & Spicy Food Festival has you covered

Taste buds rejoice! Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival makes its triumphant return August 15–17. This years Hot & Spicy Food Festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. With this idea in mind, the festival showcases a range of culinary delicacies as well as exciting hot rhythms and spicy grooves from …

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Independent G.T.A. musicians: we want to hear from you

For three seasons we’ve been giving some of the hottest up and coming Toronto talent the opportunity to grace our stages to clash for cash and other prizes. For a fourth season we’re once again calling on (unsigned) G.T.A. music artists to submit music for their shot at the title of SoundClash winner, joining past shortlisted artists like Miles Jones, Rich Kidd, OPOPO, LAL, Progress, Gyles and Kids & Explosions (among others). With $10,000 in cash/prizes — and the opportunity to play a set on the WestJet stage during our annual Hot & Spicy Food Festival — on the line, we’re looking for artists who are ready to bring it.

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The Chimera Project is in search of some FRESH BLOOD

With a core group of seven dancers and has a touring repertoire of 3 full length works, choreographed by award-winning choreographer/artist Malgorzata Nowacka, The Chimera Project has a history of not only creating pieces for the most prestigious contemporary dance events and national presenters, but also introducing a new generation of choreographers to the world through their annual Fresh Blood series. Now in it’s fifth year, Fresh Blood is giving up-an-coming choreographers (with five years of experience) the chance to join a list of talented alumni that includes acclaimed Ritmo Flamenco co-artistic director Anjelica Scannura — who is currently part of our NextSteps season — and 2013 Fresh Blood Paula Citron Dance Award winner Emilio Colalillo.

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Zack Werner Idol School: Cultivating the Taylor Swifts and Justin Beibers of tomorrow

Zack Werner’s Idol School is taking the stage during the HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving festival this Monday. Zack, who was Canadian Idol’s answer to Simon Cowell (one of the hosts of American Idol), definitely has an eye (and ear) for talent. He not only spotted Carly Rae Jepsen (who was third place in the fifth season of Canadian Idol) and Down With Webster, but was also instrumental in the development of Esthero and The Philosopher Kings (just to name a few).

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Taco and donut competitions to spice up your weekend!

At this year’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival, we’ll be hosting not one, but two food competitions! Returning for its second year, Taco Takedown will take place on Saturday, August 31st, while Donut Holed-Up will follow the day after. Both events take place in Zone 5 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.

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Which empanada will win? find out this weekend!

An empanada is baked or fried bread with stuffing. Visually, it looks like a pizza pocket; however, it usually contains a combination of meat, vegetables, cheese, and fruit. Sounds good, eh? But it gets better! Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a competition to determine who makes the best empanada! We’ll be featuring chefs Lizka Silvera; Natalia Martinez Cristian Heise; Martha Martinez; Kevin Chica-vera and Luis Manuel Cordoba.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The SoundClash Music Award

Are you an independent music artist living in the GTA? Harbourfront Centre is once again giving you a shot at not only a total of $10,000 in prizes, but also a chance to play live on our site during the summer season.

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