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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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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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Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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Explore the Roots of Bestival from Sunday Best to Common People

According to the music festival’s director and partner Ben Turner, Bestival got its start as a series of parties created by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank called Sunday Best, which took place at a tea shop in London, UK. Da Bank would invite “legends of our nightlife world and DJs to play for nothing” and the audience would pay a mere 99p (.99 cents) per person to get in, says Turner.

Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird
Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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Nashville Actor Riley Smith is on Fire with the Release of his New Single

Actor Riley Smith, best known for his starring role on the popular TV show Nashville, not only plays a singer-songwriter on TV, he is also one in real life too. Smith releases a new single called I’m on Fire, which he co-wrote with Matthew Perryman Jones and Tim Lauer (Hank Williams, Shawn Mendes, and Blake Shelton), from his upcoming EP. Listen to I’m on Fire:

Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single 'I'm on Fire' from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin
Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single ‘I’m on Fire’ from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin

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The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

If Amy Schumer wasn’t so pretty she wouldn’t be this popular. And if she’s this pretty and popular she definitely doesn’t need to take her clothes off to get anyone to pay attention to her, but here she is – Oh Amy – baring it all for the world to see.

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A Canadian in Paris or Girl on the Verge of A Literary Breakthrough

Love Bites – literary tidbits about love from Paris and around the world or a biting euphemism for saying love sucks? Or, is it something else entirely?

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