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.

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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Get in the mood for house and techno on the Island with these photos

To get you in the mood for the Electric Island season finale on Labour Day weekend, we’ve put together some photos of Electric Island Civic Day, the most recent iteration of the music festival. Take a look behind-the-scenes. You may see a bassist and a lead singer from a punk band, an actress from a pop culture TV drama, your favourite DJ from the club, your broker, your social worker, or – is that you? – immersed in the crowd.

Photos by @[909535139129012:o] of DED AGENCY
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Drake opens flagship store in Toronto to coincide with OVOfest

Drake and his posse roll up in a Cadillac-type vehicle, roam the halls clad in October’s Very Own (OVO) gear – like he and 20 of his best friends went for a stroll after dinner decked out in bling and sweatshirts with the owl OVO logo. Of course the mall is closed. The video, released on social media hit a million views like a Formula 1 vehicle – ‘zero to a hundred’ – in about 24 hours on Instagram.

Jump on this exclusive ride and tour the mall with Drake in a video from October’s Very Own.

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Prodigy’s Lyrical Legacy Will Impact the Culture Forever – Havoc, Mobb Deep

Everyone who has ever worked with Prodigy seems to have something to say about his passing. The words of these music industry colleagues and friends give us a glimpse of the man and the artist, who was skilled at turning social injustice into lyrical poetry.

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