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Chaka V. Grier

It was an anxious year, and that was reflected in NOW's critics' 10 best albums from 2018, which alternated between amplifying our insecurities and soothing them. more

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What does Toronto sound like? This year's best local albums, as voted by NOW critics, offered many different ways to hear it more

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Concert Review: Jessie Reyez at Danforth Music Hall: In the first of two sold-out nights, the Toronto singer/songwriter showed off intense stage presence and serious gratitude. more

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Album review: Echolocation, Toronto R&B/soul artist Chloe Charles's first album under her new name, ECHLO, unleashes the full range of her voice and style. more

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After nearly two decades, the film festival's public sector fundraiser, lobbyist and Share Her Journey organizer is switching things up more

Interviews & Features

A concert review of Elton John's second farewell show in Toronto, at Scotiabank Arena: Though the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is his long goodbye, the legendary singer remains at the height of relevance and performance power. more

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Timothy White

In this interview, soft rock veteran Michael McDonald talks working with Thundercat and Aretha, hearing his voice in hip-hop, and attracting a new generation of fans. more

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Samuel Engelking

Ahead of her Kensington Market Jazz Festival, fiery local treasure Molly Johnson talks community, equity and the state of Canadian jazz. more

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Samuel Engelking

The veteran music video and TV director is making the jump to features and is aiming for nothing short of a renaissance in Canadian film more

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From Yiddish to Garifuna to Wolastoqey, these artists are preserving their languages through art. Interviews with Jeremy Dutcher, Sophie Milman and Anna Shternshis of Yiddish Gory, and Stonetree Records founder Ivan Duran. more

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto festival presented art, comedy, a well-curated Discovery Series and a stellar free outdoor show headlined by Charlotte Day Wilson more

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Anil (@anilm24)

The Atlantic Mas founder talks stepping up Toronto's float game, diversity at Carnival and the chances of a Drake cameo at this year's Grand Parade more

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The Toronto Jazz Festival is back, and from June 22 to July 1, the festival is once again taking over Yorkville with free concerts and also offering genre-stretching hot tickets all over town. Bettye LaVette, Snarky Puppy, Seal and much more. more

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Courtesy of Blackness Yes!

The showcase for Black queer and trans talent continues to grow more

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Samuel Engelking

NXNE 2018 review: Tinashe, Azealia Banks, Chvrches, Big Freedia and others played the Yonge-Dundas Square Festival Village stage, alongside acts like Jazz Cartier, U.S. Girls, Lights and more. more

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Kate Killet

NXNE 2018 reviews: Our critics spent the week in venues throughout Toronto, catching shows by Ryan Hemsworth, RYAN Playground, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, LA Timpa and more. more

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APTN will soft launch ELMNT FM, its new radio station on 106.5FM, later this summer in Toronto. It will feature a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous music and talk programming. ELMNT will also launch in Ottawa on 95.7FM in mid-July. more

Music

World music is more influential and borderless than ever, but the term is outdated. So what do we call it? Global beats? The new Canadian Sound? more

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Album review: Witch Prophet's The Golden Octave – the Toronto alt-R&B singer/songwriter's long-awaited debut album – is fully realized, empowering and so gratifying. more

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