All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, co-founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal, now Vice Magazine, and former English editor and ad pusher for Images Magazine, an award-winning bilingual, ethnocultural publication. She can create a campaign for you on the spot, loves music, travel and all things cultural.

Durango 66 production part performance, part protest

A dump truck deposited 10 tons of dirt outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles for Teatro Línea de Sombra’s industrial-strength performance of Durango 66. This action signals a connection to the student protests that took place over 50 years ago.

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EXCLUSIVE – From Jungle to LA and back again, 11:11 brings home mood altering beats 

We were in a black box underground as photographers materialized from the crowd to take their positions on top of the square speakers at the front of the room. Flashes from the cameras lit up his face as 11:11 took hold of the microphone.  | See the video for ‘Home’, inside |

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Reggae artist Naomi Cowan raises money for hurricane relief at her single release party

Jamaican-Canadian singer Naomi Cowan’s single release party in Toronto, in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, turned into a fundraiser for hurricane relief victims. Listen to the original song and the official new release of ‘Things You Say You Love’.

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Wendy Williams’ collapse on live TV was the ultimate scare for fans

Talk-show host Wendy Williams’ collapse on stage in front of a live audience during the taping of her show today caused her fans to wonder if they were witnessing her having a stroke. The incident was broadcast live on air.

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The making of the Foo Fighters’ album ‘Concrete and Gold’ [video/article]

Dave Grohl tells the story of how the Foo Fighters’ latest album came to be, in an animated short film. Cartoon Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Alison Mosshart (The Kills) appear in ‘The Making of Concrete and Gold’, alongside Grohl and the real version of them appear on the record. Even more interesting is the story of how Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Pink) inspired him to record the album.

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Secrets of keeping a brand alive for over a hundred years

Toronto’s Queen St. W. just became home to a fashion and lifestyle outfitter whose main clients were prospectors during the Klondike gold rush. How did the Filson brand manage to stay relevant for over a century? To find out, Core spoke to the company’s marketing director.

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