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    A Tribe Called Red


    This article appeared in Vue Weekly the week of Nov 23, 2016 It’s the Friday after the US federal election—Remembrance Day—and Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau of A Tribe Called Red is at home with his family in Ottawa. Along with friends Tim “2oolman” Hill, and Bear Witness, the guys are a week away from starting a cross Canada tour, and Campeau is having a hard time coming to terms with the outcome of a Trump presidency.  “It’s already showing signs of violence; it’s…

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    Massawa Cafe

    This article appeared in Vue Weekly the week of Oct. 12, 2016 When Tewelde “Jimmy” Nemariam opened Massawa Café & Bistro in downtown Edmonton on Canada Day 2015, he hoped for the best, but he…

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    Our Mercury

    This article appeared in Vue Weekly the week of Oct. 6, 2016 All photos by me. When Up + Downtown Music Festival’s artistic director, Brent Oliver, contacted Our Mercury about doing another show, it was…

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    Tim Okamura

    An edited version of this article was the cover story in Vue Weekly the week of Sept 29, 2016 Brooklyn’s iconic Gleason’s Gym has been home to many underdogs since it opened almost 80…