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New Disrupt Festival kicks off 25-city summer concert tour of North America

A brand-new festival is set to disrupt the music scene this summer by going back to the tried-and-true way of listening to music in a festival environment.

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And the Winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award is …

Stephen Waddell (centre), winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award, with Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank, and Edward Burtynsky, Co-founder of the award. Photo: Jamal Burger
Stephen Waddell (centre), winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award, with Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank, and Edward Burtynsky, Co-founder of the award. Photo: Jamal Burger

Stephen Waddell is already an established photographer, but his 2019 win of the ninth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, announced today at a gala reception in Toronto, will certainly take his career to the next level starting with an exhibition, a book and a cash prize.

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Live Aid benefit concert for Venezuela to avert humanitarian crisis

Alesso, Danny Ocean, Diego Torres, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, and Paulina Rubio are among a long line-up of artists invited to perform for Venezuela Aid Live, a concert organized by entrepreneur Richard Branson to raise funds for humanitarian aid to save the country, he says, is on the brink of starvation. The concert will be live-streamed around the world.

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Indonesia rock band swept off stage by tsunami

Likely the only surviving member of the Indonesian rock bank Seventeen, he covers his face with his hands, wipes the tears from his eyes and fidgets with his hair, trying to hold it together to speak into the camera about what happened on the night of December 22.

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The taxing life of fame takes Swedish DJ Avicii at 28

He introduced a new sound that crossed dance music with southern roots country and had the world dancing to a new beat. Avicii was known the world over for his ability to bring people together. Today, we learned that the 28-year-old musician, producer and EDM DJ has died.

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Musician may have been victim of a scam at Quebec gas station

Musician Rushy Lion of the reggae band Jah & I is upset because he was profiled and robbed by an employee of an Esso station in Drummondville, Quebec when he tried to pay for his gas. The man behind the counter took his pre-paid credit card, called the police on him, and refused to give him back his card.

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Journalist dedicates PEN Canada prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples

Writer and activist Desmond Cole dedicates his 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples.

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Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester Arena Being Treated as a Terrorist Attack

UPDATE –  “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert and have lost their lives,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, referring to the many young fans of Ariana Grande who died in an explosion in the Manchester Arena last night shortly after the singer completed her last set and left the stage.

The death count has risen to 22 and the number of injuries along with it; some 59 people are spread among eight hospitals in the Greater Manchester area. There may be more to come and more too, may succumb to their injuries.

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