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INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK WATSON

By Anita Malhotra It’s hard to imagine a more authentic, sincere musical voice than that of Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson (also the name of his band), who will release his sixth studio album this fall. Audiences connect with him on … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA BEASLEY

By Anita Malhotra Sandra Beasley’s poetry is striking, surprising, clever and funny – and often inspires the reader to learn more. Based in Washington, D.C., Beasley is the author of three poetry collections – Theories of Falling (2008), I Was the Jukebox (2010) and Count the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ALISON SNOWDEN AND DAVID FINE

By Anita Malhotra Vancouver-based animators, directors and writers Alison Snowden and David Fine received some very good news recently – an Oscar nomination for their most recent animated short film, Animal Behaviour. The film, produced and distributed by the National … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE SEAMAN

By Anita Malhotra Photographer Camille Seaman is best known for her stunning photos of polar ice and habitats as well as for her dramatic photographs taken while storm-chasing. Her unique style is informed by her Native American heritage and its emphasis on … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CRISTINA COSTANTINI AND DARREN FOSTER

By Anita Malhotra Award-winning investigative journalists Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster have been getting a lot of positive buzz about their first feature film collaboration, Science Fair. Full of humor and deftly crafted, the inspiring film follows nine extraordinary teenagers … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH HANS HEMMERT

By Anita Malhotra Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert is best known for his groundbreaking conceptual artwork, most notably his performative balloon sculptures. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA in New York, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH FRED PENNER

By Anita Malhotra Award-winning children’s entertainer Fred Penner is still going strong after a 45-year career – entertaining and educating not only children, but also their parents and grandparents, many of whom were part of his audience when they were … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CALLEN SCHAUB

By Anita Malhotra Twenty-seven-year-old artist Callen Schaub’s abstract paintings are bold, colourful and appealing but there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. Namely the process, which consists of  spreading paint on a canvas using innovative equipment he … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH HANK WILLIS THOMAS

By Anita Malhotra New York based conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas is best known for his groundbreaking and provocative works that encourage viewers to think about race, identity, history, advertising, sports and other subjects from a different, often uncomfortable, perspective. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ANNE DUDLEY

By Anita Malhotra In a career spanning more than four decades, UK composer, arranger, producer and performer Anne Dudley has accumulated an impressive number of awards for her evocative music, including an Academy Award, a Grammy, and the 2017 Ivor … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH SASS JORDAN

By Anita Malhotra Toronto-based rock singer Sass Jordan’s earthy vocals and powerful lyrics have rocked North American ears ever since she released her debut album Tell Somebody in 1988. Recipient of a 1989 Juno award for Most Promising Female Vocalist … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MARIE CHOUINARD

By Anita Malhotra Renowned Montreal-based choreographer and dancer Marie Chouinard is known for her groundbreaking dance works and exploration of the human body. Starting in 1978, she built her reputation with highly personal, experimental solo works, some of which attracted … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LEVI PONCE

By Anita Malhotra Los Angeles artist Levi Ponce is best known for his large-scale public murals, which he began creating in 2011 to beautify his neglected childhood neighborhood of Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. His work inspired other muralists … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LISA SCHULTE

By Anita Malhotra Neon artist Lisa Schulte has been creating neon for events and films in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, earning her the moniker “The Neon Queen.”  Hired to create a futuristic city for a special event … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MARK SELIGER

By Anita Malhotra Acclaimed portrait photographer Mark Seliger has photographed an impressive list of celebrities and public figures that includes Mick Jagger, Serena Williams, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama.  Starting his career with Rolling Stone in 1987, … Continue reading

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