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This extraordinary new album captures the stories of Holocaust survivors ...

“I’m not sure you can heal from sexual violence, human experimentation, torture and forced sterilization. It’s learning to live again and finding what is positive in the life you have now that makes it worth living.” -Dr. Paula David (University ...
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Omar Abou Afach survived the Syrian war to become part ...

“We were rehearsing when a mortar struck the music conservatory complex in Damascus in 2014,” violist Omar Abou Afach told me in 2020 when I was working on an article about Taraf Syriana for Penguin Eggs Magazine. Omar performed both ...
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Thieves of Dreams: Singer Lenka Lichtenberg discovers how her grandmother ...

In late November of 2021, Czech-Canadian singer Lenka Lichtenberg invited me for an unusual “show and tell” on her back porch in Toronto. She brought out two small, tattered notebooks – able to fit into a back pocket. “I found ...
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Valentine’s Day will see the premiere of a new tango ...

Is it possible to create a new tango ballet while trapped in a small room during the COVID-19 lockdown? “We couldn’t leave our apartment in Buenos Aires,” remembered Alexander Richardson, choreographer of the London, ON-based PointeTango dance company.  Alexander and ...