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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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INTERVIEW WITH SARITA MANDANNA

By Anita Malhotra Born in India, Sarita Mandanna was working in New York as a finance professional when she wrote her debut novel, Tiger Hills, an epic historical saga set in Southern India that follows six decades in the life … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CONRAD TAO

By Anita Malhotra At the age of 18, Conrad Tao has already forged three remarkable music careers. Born in Illinois in 1994, Tao began playing the piano when he was just 1 1/2, gave his first recital at age four, and … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JACK DE KEYZER

By Anita Malhotra Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Jack de Keyzer has been performing, recording and composing the blues for more than three decades. Along the way he has released eight albums and received a host of awards, including two … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BTOY (ANDREA MICHAELSSON)

By Anita Malhotra Born and based in Barcelona, BTOY (Andrea Michaelsson) has been creating her distinctive stencil-based art since the early 2000s, first in collaboration with artist Ilya Mayer and now on her own. Her posters, murals, prints and canvases … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH PETER MEINKE

By Anita Malhotra Florida-based poet and short story writer Peter Meinke is the author of 14 books of poetry, including seven in the Pitt Poetry Series (University of Pittsburgh Press). He has also published two short story collections, two children’s … Continue reading

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