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African culture celebrated in 4th annual festival

Cue the drums, music and dancing. The Toronto African Film and Music Festival (TAFMF) is about to make its 4th annual debut on August 27. At the recent media launch, many insiders got the first look at what the five-day festival has to offer. Gathered in the executive suite at the ultra-lush Fairmont Hotel in

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Hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar recognized for fine art

Hip-hop and classical music unite when it comes to Emmy award-winning violinist, Damien Escobar. Art Set Free, a New York-based global showcase that aims to create the world’s largest collection of public art over this year, has selected Escobar to be a part of the first digital art installation that will be shown on the

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African culture celebrated in 4th annual festival

Cue the drums, music and dancing. The Toronto African Film and Music Festival (TAFMF) is about to make its 4th annual debut on August 27. At the recent media launch, many insiders got the first look at what the five-day festival has to offer. Gathered in the executive suite at the ultra-lush Fairmont Hotel in

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Finding Fela! effectively captures larger than life musician

As one of the first Sub-Saharan counter culture heroes, Fela Kuti has inspired generations with his music and message. In 2009, award-winning director and choreographer Bill T. Jones looked at Fela’s relative ambiguity and decided to co-create the Broadway play Fela! A few awards and nominations later comes Alex Gibney’s film, Finding Fela! which aims

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Artists Jaydahmann & Krystle Chance on living green

When the Toronto native speaks, it’s hard to overlook the mint gold watch that projects shine on his left wrist, the silver chain that adds to that jewelry sheen, the flat rimmed, Montreal branded 59fifty hat that boasts Canadian pride and that uniquely northern tongue that mixes a West Indian flavour with that of the

Fashion

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Timberland adds creative twists to fall/winter collection

The Timberland Company has reached a level of brand recognition that all brands aspire to. Timberland has become a regular noun like Kleenex, Xerox and Q-Tip. It’s been over 40 years since The Abington Shoe Company changed its name due to the popularity of its injected molded waterproof design. That classic “wheat” coloured six-inch boot

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Sera Ghadaki fuses academics and awareness in collection

Designer of the Equinox clothing line, Sera Ghadaki uses both academic and societal inspiration to bring to life a line full of sleek blacks on versatile zipper jackets, and vibrant blues on signature high collar coats, perfect for the young, city dweller. Ghadaki knows how to use consciousness to bring about thought-provoking pieces. WHAT WAS

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TV’s Scandal comes to the racks, and not for your pockets

The hit ABC drama series “Scandal” has not only taken television by storm, but will now be making its ways to the racks of the coveted fashion retailer, The Limited. The line is inspired by the Emmy-nominated program and designed by actress Kerry Washington and costume designer Kim Paolo. Based on the trendy and sophisticated

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Timberland adds creative twists to fall/winter collection

The Timberland Company has reached a level of brand recognition that all brands aspire to. Timberland has become a regular noun like Kleenex, Xerox and Q-Tip. It’s been over 40 years since The Abington Shoe Company changed its name due to the popularity of its injected molded waterproof design. That classic “wheat” coloured six-inch boot

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Accessories are key for the upcoming F/W season

With the fashion world always being six months ahead of the incoming trends, brands such as Alex and Ani, Dr. Martens and Hillberg & Berk are continually given the opportunity to take on the role of both teacher and advisor for the fad-hungry consumer. It’s a tradition that involves showing the public a thing or

Tech

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Gaming as a sport: Dota 2 winners land $5 million dollar prize

Every player on Germany got $408,000 for winning the Fifa World Cup. Winning the Masters will land a player $1.6 million. How about $3.2 million for winning Wimbledon? The figures sure seem like a lot until you learn that a cool $5 million was awarded for winning at a videogame. That’s how much a single team

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Gaming as a sport: Dota 2 winners land $5 million dollar prize

Every player on Germany got $408,000 for winning the Fifa World Cup. Winning the Masters will land a player $1.6 million. How about $3.2 million for winning Wimbledon? The figures sure seem like a lot until you learn that a cool $5 million was awarded for winning at a videogame. That’s how much a single team

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Celebrity trainer Joel Harper sheds light on new TomTom watch

The new TomTom GPS Runner watches unite style, efficiency and productivity. Planning to bring health and fitness to not only athletes, but also everyone from any age, managing director of TomTom Inc. Jocelyn Vigreux, talks business plans and the device’s easy navigation while celebrity fitness coach and personal trainer, Joel Harper, talks about the watch’s

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Gaming as a sport: Dota 2 winners land $5 million dollar prize

Every player on Germany got $408,000 for winning the Fifa World Cup. Winning the Masters will land a player $1.6 million. How about $3.2 million for winning Wimbledon? The figures sure seem like a lot until you learn that a cool $5 million was awarded for winning at a videogame. That’s how much a single team

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Moto G with 4G LTE is ideal option for an mid-level smart phone

When the Motorola Moto G 3G came out last year it occupied a great niche for mid-level smart phones. With a price tag under $200 it made sense that certain high end functionality was likely left out. Enter the Moto G 4G LTE, which is the same great device with a few additions that make

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A look at the latest curve ball in television technology

The creators behind the industry’s most cash driven consumer electronics seem to always be in a constant state of change. The common television, robust in its transformative history is definitely no exception to this rule. Since the 1920s, the instrumental device has undergone visual shifts from black and white to colour and now ultimately three

Music

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King Reign says he’s a mix of Slick Rick & Rakim

Stylistically aware with a vocal tablet that flows with unapologetic truths, King Reign is on a trajectory of growth. His presence within the hip-hop scene came in bits and pieces, through praised singles, EPs and collaborations that included chief names like Drake, Boi-1da and Saukrates. Reign has reached a stage in his career where those

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King Reign says he’s a mix of Slick Rick & Rakim

Stylistically aware with a vocal tablet that flows with unapologetic truths, King Reign is on a trajectory of growth. His presence within the hip-hop scene came in bits and pieces, through praised singles, EPs and collaborations that included chief names like Drake, Boi-1da and Saukrates. Reign has reached a stage in his career where those

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Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run Tour heading to HBO

It seems as if HBO has found a way to alleviate the ever growing bitterness that’s growing from those that haven’t been able to attend what is arguably the biggest tour of the summer. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “On The Run Tour” began last month and continues to plow through the major baseball and football fields

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Trey Songz’ latest project lives up to fans’ expectations

Trey Songz shows his vocal capability, love for the female body and sensuality on his latest album Trigga. Opening the album is “Cake”, which is the perfect showcase of his vocals, and sets the tone of what to expect from the project. The snare drums in the background are just loud enough for heads to

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Paul Rosenberg inspires many during NXNE

Boston, Massachusetts hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle came out to Paul Rosenberg’s keynote at North By Northeast (NXNE) to hear the answer to one particular question. She wanted to get the opinion of the hip-hop heavyweight, who is credited for taking a Detroit battle rapper who needs no introduction to global stardom, on this: Is it

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