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    Ethiopia Skate

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    The images that most people outside of Africa have of it are of its tragedies. When one happens, it eclipses the continent and leads to rehashed, cookie-cutter solutions, while grouping it all as an “African problem”. For many, the picture they have of Ethiopia in particular is that of Birhan Woldu, the malnourished child that became the face of the devastating famine of the ‘80s, and prompted Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to pen a song that somehow transcended…

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    Reggie Watts

    It’s a couple hours before Reggie Watts opens for Nick Cave at Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium, and there’s a lot going on backstage. Gear and chords everywhere with crew guys yelling up…

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    Charles Bradley

    When Charles Bradley walks onto a stage, he is a solid throwback to the great singers of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Raw. Gut wrenching. Unapologetic. It’s hard to believe that he’s…

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    Cody ChesnuTT

    Cody ChesnuTT’s music and live shows are filled with deeply personal stories of struggle, heartache and redemption. ChesnuTT took a ten-year hiatus between his critically acclaimed debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece,…

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    Canada’s Declining Press Freedom

    “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media…

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    Hawksley Workman

    Hawksley Workman has never been one to lean on the side of convention. While he has been performing rock ‘n roll on stages across the world for years, the Juno Award…

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    Shawn Baldwin

    It’s pretty easy to take for granted the abundance of information we’re exposed to in a single day. For photojournalists, especially those who document war and conflict, they devote and risk…

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    Up + Downtown Festival

    When Jason Flammia and his business partner, Allen Harding, volunteered at a downtown block party back in 2011, they threw around the idea of starting a festival of their own. While…

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    Shannon and the Clams

    There are many articles that try to define what Shannon and the Clams sound like, merging movie references and bands from the past to create a quirky concoction of something we…