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INTERVIEW WITH BRIA SKONBERG

By Anita Malhotra Born in 1983 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, trumpet player, singer and composer Bria Skonberg has been featured as a bandleader and guest artist at more than 50 jazz festivals in North America, Europe, China and Japan. In … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN BULGER

By Anita Malhotra Photographic art dealer, curator and appraiser Stephen Bulger opened his photo gallery in 1995 at a time when Toronto’s photography scene was relatively quiet. Since then, the Stephen Bulger Gallery has played a leading role in cultivating Toronto’s … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS LUNA

By Anita Malhotra Born in Cuba in 1969, Carlos Luna has built a flourishing career as a painter, sculptor and ceramicist in Mexico, where he relocated in 1991, and in the United States, where he immigrated in 2002 under a … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MAXWELL TAYLOR

By Anita Malhotra Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamian artist Maxwell Taylor trained as a ceramicist while in his teens and held his first solo exhibit as a painter in the early ‘60s. In 1968 he moved to New York, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE MACMASTER

By Anita Malhotra A consummate Celtic fiddler with an exuberant stage presence, Natalie MacMaster has been playing the music of her beloved homeland, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, since the age of nine. She released her debut album at age … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JOEY DEFRANCESCO

By Anita Malhotra Born and raised in Philadelphia, jazz organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco first burst on to the jazz scene in 1988 when, as a 17-year-old, he released his first album with Columbia Records. He followed this with a … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BILL FRISELL

By Anita Malhotra Seattle-based electric guitarist and composer Bill Frisell is revered in jazz circles for his unique sound and approach to the electric guitar – often compared to that of trumpeter Miles Davis. He is equally known for his … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JASON MARSALIS

By Anita Malhotra Born in 1977, drummer, vibraphonist and composer Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of the renowned Marsalis family of New Orleans jazz musicians, which includes his father Ellis Marsalis, Jr., and his brothers Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LUCIEN BARBARIN

By Anita Malhotra Trombonist and singer Lucien Barbarin stands out in the New Orleans traditional jazz scene not only for his superlative technique, soulful playing and showmanship but also for his far-reaching national and international career. A member of Harry … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE CONKLE

By Anita Malhotra Based in Portland, Oregon, conceptual artist and teacher Bruce Conkle has created a body of whimsical, thoughtful works that blend unconventional materials with ironic commentary on environmental and political issues. A recipient in 2011 of the Hallie … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ERIC STOTIK

By Anita Malhotra Portland, Oregon artist and musician Eric Stotik has been exhibiting his strikingly imaginative and technically accomplished paintings for more than three decades.  A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Arts, his works can be found in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL BHANEJA

By Anita Malhotra Born in the UK and raised in Canada and Germany, Raoul Bhaneja has forged a thriving and varied career in Canada as a film, TV and theatre actor and as a blues musician fronting the award-winning Toronto … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ADAM PAOLOZZA

By Anita Malhotra Trained at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Toronto-based performer, director, writer and producer Adam Paolozza co-founded the company TheatreRUN in 2003. Since then, his innovative and sometimes quirky productions – many of them produced in collaboration with … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL HEALEY

By Anita Malhotra Canadian playwright and actor Michael Healey has made his mark writing award-winning plays about the Canadian experience, beginning with The Drawer Boy, which earned a Governor General’s Literary Award for drama in 1999. Subsequent works included Plan … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-PHILIPPE TREMBLAY

By Anita Malhotra Canadian-born, U.K.-based filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay spent five years researching, producing and directing the documentary Shadows of Liberty, which explores censorship and corporate control of the U.S. media. Featuring the personal stories of six journalists and interviews with … Continue reading

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