Arts & Entertainment

By Kollin Lore Young Writers from the Edge, a two-day arts event organized by Diaspora Dialogues, begins tomorrow night in Scarborough and will conclude in Etobicoke Wednesday. Julia Chan, the artistic manager of Diaspora Dialogues, said the two days is a culmination of three weeks worth of workshops where professional writers and mentors helped youth,...

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By Jenifer Alvarez Toronto native and Grammy award-winning rapper Drake is getting attention by mentioning in a new song a tragic shooting in Toronto’s east end that claimed two lives. The Danzig Street shooting in Toronto’s east-end housing complex last summer was one of the worst violent acts in the city’s history and shocked local...

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By Jonathan Zettel Canadian film may soon have a new home. Several prominent Canadian film producers including Robert Lantos (Barney’s Version) and Deepa Mehta (Midnight’s Children) have come together to form Starlight, a multi-platform operation that will show only Canadian films. Starlight is currently asking the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission for access to basic digital...

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[SlideDeck2 id=22675 iframe=1] By Shannon O’Reilly For the fourth year in a row, Humber’s Film and TV program has a student documentary in Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival. “Generally it’s only this program that gets chosen from,” said Michael Glassbourg, program coordinator for the Film and Television program at Humber. “And frankly, as happy as I...

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By Jesse Thomas The iconic Canadian troubadour Stompin’ Tom Connors died of natural causes Wednesday at his home north of Toronto, said a spokesperson. He was 77. Stompin’ Tom found his calling touring across the country writing songs about the places and people he’d meet. He recorded more than 60 albums, ten of which have...

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BY JESSE THOMAS Humber College music graduate Will Fisher’s debut album “Portage” is up for the Jazz Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. The album was recorded over two days in the Humber recording studio back in 2011 and features a band of gifted musicians who all have ties to the...

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