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How Hamilton's Collective Pursuits Are Creating Canada's Brooklyn

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Business
Marcello Cabezas

In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more. Meet Hamilton 2.0. A city that is organically and strategically turning into what some are saying could be Canada's answer to the movement that inspired a modern Brooklyn.

The No Pop Movement Is About Saying Yes to More Music

Kira Grunenberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Music
Kira Grunenberg

"No Pop" is about changing this self-imposed, self-perpetuating wheel of regulation and can do so without condescension toward the pursuit of monetary success. All that would need to, and should, change, is the perception of what makes music "commercial."

Yukon Dancers Sparkle at Panamania

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.

You Should Take Fun Seriously

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.

Top 5 Dope Girl Summer Songs

Anjulie | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living

Ray bans. Red vines. Go train station stops in the suburbs. Shorts and high heels. Green tea ice cream. Beautiful girls from countries I've never heard of. Fresh fish, cockroaches and late-night club crawlers in Chinatown. I'm Anjulie. I sing and write pop music. These are the images I have of my summers in Toronto and this was my soundtrack.

Grandtheft Unsurprisingly Kills it at Bestival

Michael MacDonald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Music
Michael MacDonald

If you missed Bestival a few weeks back on Toronto Island, then you missed out on a lot. Including a stupidly amazing performance by Canada's own, Gra...

Diddy On Bail After Alleged Assault

CP | John Antczak, The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail late Monday night after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the...

Hoping For A Barenaked Ladies Reunion?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada

Expect to wait a lot more than one week.

Top 10 Reasons Why We Need Music Education

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I love to listen to all kinds of music. Previously I wrote a blog on "The Top Ten Reasons Why The Symphony Is Cool." Recently, I was fortunate eno...

BB King -- A Blues Legend is Gone

Josh Bowman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada
Josh Bowman

"Everybody wants to know, why I sing the blues." I was 12 years old, my small fingers were fumbling across the frets of a Tokai -- a knock-off Fender...

Bif Naked In The Raw: On Dreams, Dating, And Menopause

Chris Taylor | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

"Here I am going through it, and I'm still on a skateboard. It's a different visual of what menopause looks like. I just thought, I've got a big mouth, why don't I take one for the team and put it out there? If it helps take the trepidation away for just one woman, then it's worth it."

The Ladies of 'Black Girls Rock' Give Powerful Life Advice

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Giselle Phelps

I attended the taping of BET's 'Black Girls Rock' award show in Newark, New Jersey. Since my blog talks about all things a "hot mess," I decided to ask the carpet walkers for some advice on a living hot mess-free!

Tidal's Artists Are Already Rich, But Should Still Get Paid for Their Work

Jason Najum | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jason Najum

The overwhelming majority of commentary regarding Tidal's launch has been negative, focused narrowly on the over-the-top melodrama of the press conference, and the fact that the artist-owners are already rich.

Sour Note In U of T Music Program

Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada
Andrew Robinson

A few days ago, this email popped into my mailbox. I have reproduced it in its entirety here, but I have withheld the name of the student. Hi Andrew...

2015 Juno Awards Set To Rock Hamilton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada

Blue-collar Hamilton is often derided for its lack of beauty and sophistication, but things are changing fast in southern Ontario's Steel City. One reason to host the Junos is to bring awareness of that shift.

4 Essential Social Media Tips for Brands and Bands

Dani Oliva | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dani Oliva

Plug Yourself! Photo Credit: Crystal Morris 1. BE CREATIVELY CONSISTENT How do you plug yourself on social media? Create new relevant content on ...

How a Person Who Is Hard of Hearing Listens to Music

Jacki Andre | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

While my hearing is pretty bad, I can hear some things and am not considered clinically deaf. I had a CAT scan in my early 20s, which showed that my cochleas didn't completely form. My diagnosis is "profound hearing loss." Loud, deep noises are my friends. I've never heard a bird sing. I can't hear the kettle whistle or the doorbell ring.

A Luxury 15-Minute New Year's Eve Dinner Recipe

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you've overdone it at Christmas but you want to have a stunning, easy to prepare luxury meal for New Year's, think truffles, think Rossini...

Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I consider the symphony as cool as Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Ele (my new favourite artist). Recently, I spoke with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and they shared with me the top 10 reasons why the symphony is cool.

Why Millennials Are Still Buying Vinyl

The Reply | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Music
The Reply

Vinyl record sales are up a staggering amount in recent years. Sales have increased year-over-year since 2008 and show no real signs of letting up. Whether or not you buy into its staying power, vinyl offers a very different experience than buying digital.

Post-Warring: What Our Band Must Sacrifice to Survive

Wes Marskell | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

When Warring came out, I thought it was going to be the record for us. How naïve I was. Warring doesn't have a conventional single: the songs are too complex, the choruses aren't big enough or well enough defined and the lyrics are too abstract for commercial rock radio. I even remember having that clichéd conversation where someone said "I don't hear a single."

Six Degrees Of The Meligrove Band

Huffington Post Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Music

It's easy to take Toronto-­based indie rockers The Meligrove Band for granted. After all, high school friends Mike Small, Jason Nunes and Darcy Re...

How This Emotional Cover of U2's One by Canada's Corey Hart Went Viral

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Music
Sandy Kiaizadeh

On November 5, Canadian rock star Corey Hart released a YouTube video of a live emotional cover of U2's ode to relationships, conflict and reconcili...

A True Apotheosis For The NAC Orchestra At The Salisbury Cathedral in England

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Music

Vibrant. Intense. Memorable. Those three words are forever etched in the minds of the thousands of concertgoers who were present Wednesday night at th...

The NAC Orchestra's UK Tour Remembers WWI, Winnie The Pooh

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Music

With Prince Charles in attendance, over 110 musicians from Ottawa's National Arts Center Orchestra and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra united th...