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10 Jan 2015

Zion: Fresh New Talent On The Gospel Scene

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With the release of her debut album, He's All Around, Marinda Kikanke, otherwise known by her stage name, Zion, is on fire!

08 Jan 2015

Roney Lewis ignites PULSE at the 2015 Next Stage Theatre Festival

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Roney Lewis is a perfect example of what you can accomplish with a little dedication and persistence.

07 Jan 2015

Grammy Winning Pianist Billy Childs: "You Just Do It Because You Love It"

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Three-time Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and arranger Billy Childs’ musical gift has opened many doors for him, and given him the platform to arrange music for artists such as s Chris Botti, Sting, Gladys Knight, Michael Bublé, and David Foster.

11 Dec 2014

Award-winning Gospel Artist VaShawn Mitchell On Getting Past Your Past

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He is known as the accomplished Award Winning Gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell, whose name spans the globe; however, his journey to success wasn’t without its challenges.

04 Dec 2014

Meet The Original Saccha Fierce!

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You may not be able to see her in James and the Giant Peach, because tickets are selling so well, that they have already extended the show to January 2015. Saccha Dennis acts, sings and has performed in several productions across Canada, including We Will Rock You , Ragtime, My Fair Lady and Maria Severa.

27 Nov 2014

Flashpoint Actress Lives Out Stage Dreams In New Role As Lady Macbeth

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You’ve probably seen her as a series regular on Flashpoint as the fierce Leah Kerns, decked out in swat police gear. Or maybe you recognize her from the horror movie Saw 3D, or possibly the Toronto based series The Listener.

12 Nov 2014

Revealing The Women Behind Popular Poem "Woman of Colour"

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Craig Doyle Henry also known as CDH Live is an accomplished poet, producer, songwriter and rapper who has thrilled audiences across North America including New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto.

30 Sep 2014

Hear My Voice: Meet Yaa Hemaa

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By day, Yaa-Hemaa Obiri - Yeboah is an inspection officer with the federal government in Ottawa. But outside of the 9-5 realm she is a singer, song-writer, pianist, and founder of theyvariable.com.

27 May 2014

“I cannot breathe without dance”, Lua Shayenne talks cos.mo.pol.i.tan

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With the opening just days away now, I spoke with Lua about the World Premiere of cos.mo.pol.i.tan, a DANCEWORKS CoWorks Series Event and part of NextSteps 2013/14 at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre May 29 to 31, 2014.

24 Feb 2014

Soul On Ice: Filmmaker pays homage to Black Hockey Past, Present and Future

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Kwame grew up in Toronto playing hockey in the streets like most other Canadian kids.

20 Jan 2014

Sharif hits the road for The Underground Comedy Railroad Show

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Sunday, February 9, 2014, inside the Rose theatre, six Black comedians take on Brampton. Hosted by Jay Martin, the show also features headliner Keesha Brownie, Trixx, Andrew Searles, Zabrina Chevannes and Sharif. We had an opportunity to speak with Sharif about his comedy style, his inspiration Bill Cosby, and other amazing comics.

17 Jan 2014

Direct from Halifax, El Jones returns to Toronto for When Sisters Speak

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El Jones is one of the headliners for the upcoming Dwayne Morgan produced poetry series, When Sisters Speak. She is an energetic, outspoken activist, who addresses a  lot of systemic race related issues in Canada.

10 Jan 2014

Victoria Grant debuts erotic poetry book, 47 Kisses

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Three years ago we produced an erotic poetry show called “Freak Nasty” (since then the name has been softened to “The Sweet Spot”). It was a fun show; hosted by a comedian, with live music, fashion show and a DJ, featuring erotic poets from the USA, and a fresh new Canadian erotic poet named Victoria Grant. It was her first time on stage doing erotic poetry (though you wouldn't really have known it). On January 19th she unveils her inner thoughts via her debut book, 47 Kisses.

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