Category Archives: Music

Sara does a Solo

It took a chance meeting and a bizarre collaboration with the elusive Canadian musician Mary Margaret O’Hara to propel performance artist Sara Porter back to the stage after dealing with physical challenges, raising three young boys, and surviving a solid “six years of not dancing at all.”

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Radiohead, Massive Attack new release

The original soundtrack by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and 3D, one-half of Massive Attack, also known as Robert Del Naja, in collaboration with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Massive Attack producer-engineer Euan Dickinson and Elbow’s Guy Garvey for the documentary The UK Gold, an award-winning film about tax “avoidance”, was released for free on a UK protest site three days ago.

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How I Became Immune to Dengue Fever

I’m generally a calm and easy-going kind of person but this evening, I was overtaken by a state of extreme agitation after watching a music video.  I experienced a mild feeling of irritability that eventually turned into full-on shivers down my spine, like a low that comes at the end of a liquid sugar rush.  It is a scientific marvel, and may well be the first time that anyone has ever caught a disease directly through an iPhone.  There is a name for it: Dengue Fever.

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Drake Opens OVO Pop-Up in Toronto [More Photos]

New OVO Store Gear
OVO Store rep models “the 6” merchandise just for Core, photo by Cherryl Bird

Drake seizes the opportunity to outfit fans with legit merchandise with his official stamp of approval. They lined up around the block and down the graffiti-tagged alleyway and they did so pretty much all day, said neighbouring retail owner Bev Hisey. [More photos added]

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Tarja

Finnish Metal Rock Goddess with an Operatic Voice

Music bridges the generational gap between a grandmother, a mother and a daughter. Orietta Salinas revisits her coming of age story through the act of taking her daughter to her first rock concert in metropolitan Santiago.

My daughter turned 13 and on her birthday my friend Muriel gave her a black T-shirt with Tarja Turunen’s face and bewitching green eyes. “Oh, it’s just what I wanted!” my newbie teenager screeched, hands on cheeks, eyes wide with joy. “The best part,” added Muriel, “is that Tarja is coming to Santiago next month to give a concert”. My daughter was stunned as she turned to me, “mom…please?”

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Summer Concerts

…Mary Miceli’s photo journal

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Tori Amos wowed her audience when she returned to Toronto’s Massey Hall this past August in support of her latest release – Unrepentant Geraldines, Aug 8, 2014.

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Love You Live: The Shaping of a City’s Musical Identity

What do The Cockroaches, Lou Reed, The Ramones, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Mingus, Jimmi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bob Marley all have in common – aside from the fact that they are captivating performers and musical geniuses?  They have all graced the stage of a legendary Toronto concert venue.

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