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Kate Killet

Ahead of his site Mechanical Forest Sound's 10th anniversary, Joe Strutt talks about how he went from recording live music to fostering and participating in it. Read more

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After six years, the music-meets-art event calls it quits, but programmer Bojana Stancic says something new is coming Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto's newly minted executive director Kiana "Rookz" Eastmond has big plans for building sustainability and bringing it back to its roots. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The DJ, radio host, promoter and champion of women in hip-hop reflects on her 25-year career Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Tau-Ming Lau launched an agency to represent and create safe spaces for women, LGBT and POC artists. It's called Blue Crane and it's putting on a showcase at Manifesto. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Hxouse aims to eliminate barriers for young Toronto creatives hoping to break into music, fashion and design Read more

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Kritty Uranowski

Samuel Engelking

From teaching at Baby Pineapple Studio to launching the No Mean City collective, the Lavender Bruisers singer is a major music cultivator Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The inclusive, no-commitment choir has become a channel for collective grief and celebration, and they're using their influence for good Read more

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Cindy Li aka Ciel

Samuel Engelking

The DJ/promoter has had it with all-male lineups. Here's what she's doing about it Read more

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Broken Social Scene

Neil Van

Charles Spearin, Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew talk album five, hiatuses and resilience Read more

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Exclaim's Ian Danzig and James Keast

Samuel Engelking

"Print is the new vinyl," says Keast, about the Canadian music magazine's 25-year milestone Read more

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Queer Songbook Orchestra's Shaun Brodie

Samuel Engelking

Chamber-pop ensemble recruits Cris Derksen, Beverly Glenn Copeland and Gentleman Reg to explore and celebrate the queer Canadian songbook Read more

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Fiver's Simone Schmidt

Samuel Engelking

The Toronto singer/songwriter on the carceral system, the Appropriation Prize and booze-free shows Read more

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Denise Donlon

Saty+Pratha

Ahead of her industry talk at Canadian Music Week, we spoke to the music executive, producer and host about her new memoir, CBC, Drake – and MuchMusic, of course Read more

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Yannick Anton

Tanja-Tiziana

Ahead of their eighth anniversary event, we spoke to the “straight guy from Mississauga” about becoming the official photog for one of T.O.’s wildest queer parties Read more

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Dan Burke

Tanja-Tiziana

The legendary Toronto concert promoter reminisces in the midst of his Class Of 2017 shows Read more

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William "Grit" Laskin in his shop

Tanja-Tiziana

Ahead of the folk awards, we visit Laskin's guitar-making shop to talk Jean L'Arrivée, inlay art and why we should bring back the "f" word Read more

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David Dacks at the Music Gallery

Carrie Musgrave

The experimental-music cheerleader explains why it's important to give Toronto musicians headlining spots, what it means to be a Music City and more Read more

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Amanda Parris

Tanja-Tiziana (Jacket designer: Sun Sun, makeup artist: Joanne Salsman)

The CBC host talks to NOW about activism, the powerful history of R&B and daring Canadian artists Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

#Ozmozis200 brings 25 musicians to Toronto for eight events until the end of the year Read more

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    Johnny Dovercourt aboard the Toronto Islands Ferry.