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Lessons from the dance floor at Electric Island Civic Day

Guidance from your elders is invaluable. Today we’re offering some old school lessons to the new school, so listen up, we might just save you a ton of humiliation, money or physical pain.

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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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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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Popular Journalist, Documentary Producer Desmond Cole Released from Toronto Star for ‘Political Disruption’

Popular journalist Desmond Cole posted a letter to his followers on Facebook about his recent release from his columnist position at the Toronto Star. Cole takes an activist stance on racial issues in his bi-monthly column in the newspaper, writing on “anti-Black racism and white supremacy in Canada.”

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Baroque-Pop Singer Dia’s New Single ‘Gambling Girl’ Inspired by Cher’s ‘Bang Bang’

Dia’s hauntingly beautiful new single “Gambling Girl” evokes a nostalgia for the melodies of 60s rock ‘n roll. More bitter than sweet in this case. It’s a psychedelic east-meets-American-southwest  ballad of the cowgirl, infused with modern influences.

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Take a Bath on Top of the World at Four Seasons Guangzhou, China

Imagine this spectacular view while relaxing in the egg-shaped bathtub from the dizzying heights of the Four Seasons hotel at the top of the IFC tower overlooking Pearl River New City, China.

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Strube’s Fiction, Real-Life Issues and Rebellion, Wins Toronto Book Awards

Author Cordelia Strube stands comfortably in front of an audience in the Bluma Appel Salon reading from her latest novel that just won the highest honour at the Toronto Book Awards.

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