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Corby talks to Dayna Manning about Morning Light

Dayna Manning is preparing to shed some shine worldwide with the release of her fourth record, Morning Light, which she debuted on the weekend of its release with a live hometown concert in Stratford ON at the end of October. ...
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Aviva Chernick talks about La Serena with Paul Corby

Aviva Chernick has a long history of singing passionate, praiseful music – in her own career, as a cantor in synagogues, and with the progressive jazz/world collabo known as Jaffa Road. She has been especially savouring the exotic flavour of ...
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The Small World Music Festival: weekend 2 (Sept. 26-29)

Women In Percussion Small World’s resumption of their unique musical refreshments on Thursday night intersected conveniently with Lula Lounge’s launching of a weekend celebration of women in percussion. Featured artists included a quartet of royal jazz magnificence led by steel ...
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The Small World Music Festival : weekend 1 (Sept. 19-21 ...

From the start, the mandate of Toronto’s Small World Festival of Music and Dance has been to bring the world to our doorstep. For me, the most enlightening side of this year’s Small World Fest has been observing the effects ...
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Corby sets up the Small World Music Festival in Toronto

Once again, Toronto’s Small World Music Festival, now in its 18th year, unfurls the whole world in our very laps for us. Offering a rich buffet of culturally diverse musical delicacies over the next two weekends, and foregoing the centrally-located ...
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Shari Ulrich Diptych – A Review in Prose and Poetry

i) There WILL be poetry. But first, for those of you who may be suspicious of rhyme schemes (or antsy with scansion), it is ultimately most important to know that Shari Ulrich has a new record out. A superlative follow-up ...
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Al Qahwa – Cairo Moon

Cairo Moon is the newest disc showcasing the many vivacious talents of Toronto’s modern Middle Eastern quartet Al Qahwa. With this sophomore record the four core members bring their multi-channelled talents and Greek/Iranian/Egyptian/Canadian heritages back together to envision an exotic ...
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15 facts about Richard Flohil as he celebrates his 85th ...

Iconic Canadian industry mogul Richard Flohil has already had lots of practice at birthday parties. He’s had so much practice at growing old gracefully that no one around the scene is currently laying claim to being older than him. At ...
Concert review

Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Party at the Toronto Jazz ...

L.to R.: Paul Shaffer, Donny Walsh, Mike Fitzpatrick, Chuck Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey “What a great night to be playin’ the blues, eh?” ~ Chuck Jackson The stained alleyways and decrepit staircases that germinated the talent and ...
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Charlotte Cornfield talks to Paul Corby about The Shape of ...

A vacuum tube glows warmly in the dark, yellow and blue, contained in a fragile membrane of blown glass, of crystal clarity, specifically curved to disperse its heat equitably, protecting the circuit board at the heart of the amplifier from ...