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Living in a parallel universe

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Living in a parallel universe

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By Annemarie Brissenden

In apartheid South Africa, Black Beauty was banned from bookshelves.

With the words “black” and “beauty” in the title, it was seen as some kind of anti-government propaganda, even though “there are no black people in the book.” Set in nineteenth-century England “it is actually about a horse,” writes Ismé Bennie in her new book, White Schooldays.

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Laugh-out-loud funny, cringingly frank, desperately tender

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Laugh-out-loud funny, cringingly frank, desperately tender

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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Nuts and bolts with a comic thread

February 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Funny business going on at Wiener’s Home Hardware

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener's Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener’s Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

By Nicola Kivell

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Waldorf Academy celebrates 25 years

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Waldorf Academy celebrates 25 years

Students at the Waldorf Academy put their “wishes” on display before locking them away for another generation of students to discover them. Photo by Samori Bryan

By Samori Brown

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Charity Jazz Concert Raises Money for St. Alban’s

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Charity Jazz Concert Raises Money for St. Alban’s

All proceeds to support children’s arts programs

Left to right: Kevin Cooke, Roger Dorey and Glenn Tooth bring the house down at the A Night of Jazz at 918 event. Photo by Alex Zakrzewski

By Alex Zakrzewski

Move over Ron Burgundy, Glenn Tooth is this town’s newest jazz flute virtuoso.

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James Brylowski showcases his work, to rave reviews

June 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORK FEATURED AT CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Brylowski stands in front of pieces from his exhibition "Stop! and eat the roses..." Courtesy Alexandra Gater.

By Kristin Eliason

James Brylowski, photographer and owner of the company Solid Porcupine Inc., showcased his work for the first time this May as part of Scotiabank’s 2012 CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Sophia Perlman set to perform at Toronto Jazz Fest

June 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

THE GLEANER SITS DOWN WITH THE MUSICAL KENSINGTON MARKET RESIDENT

Kensington Market resident Sophia Perlman is a featured musician during the 2012 Toronto International Jazz Festival. Courtesy R. Kelly Clipperton.

By Paris Herbert-Taylor

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Harbord Village cleans up

June 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

RESIDENTS HIT NEIGHBOURHOOD STREETS TO COLLECT, DISPOSE OF WASTE

A mother and her son remove old posters from a light post during the Harbord Village clean-up event held on Apr. 21. Justin Crann/Gleaner News.

By Justin Crann

As part of the mayor’s city-wide initiative, Harbord Village residents have come together with local businesses to clean up their community.

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For Joel’s Benefit

June 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on For Joel’s Benefit

MONTHLY COMEDY SHOWS RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

By Melania Daniel

Your average Joe would most likely break down in fits of crying when coping with a recent diagnosis of cancer. But Joel Taylor took to laughing.

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Bill King featured on stage at the Royal

May 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

PIANIST CELEBRATES GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

On May 12, local resident and pianist Bill King celebrated 50 years in the music industry with a concert night at the Royal Cinema. Courtesy Kris King.

By Susan Oppenheim

On May 12, Bill King will graciously celebrate his 50 years as a professional musician with a performance evening at the Royal (608 College St.).

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Short films, big dreams for the Massey Brothers

May 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

LOCAL PRODUCTION TEAM LAUNCH FIFTH SEASON OF THE FILM STUDENT

The fifth season of The Film Student was produced by Annex-based Massey Bros. Films and features film students. Courtesy Jag Gundu.

By Whitney French

Reality television meets film school as Massey Bros. Films and the Toronto Film School launch the fifth season of the Gemini-nominated series The Film Student.

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Dekel on deck

May 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Dekel on deck

BAND LEADER OF NEON WINDBREAKER MEANDERED BETWEEN JOURNALISM, MUSIC

DJ Dekel at one of his Yes interactive dance parties. They are usually held at Oz Studios (134 Ossington Ave.). Courtesy Jonathan Dekel.

By Karen Bliss

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A new side to graffiti

April 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

SPUD COUNTERS WAR ON GRAFFITI WITH GALLERY EXHIBIT

 

SPUD holding up one of his artworks of Ford’s face. Jelena Subotic/Gleaner News

By Jelena Subotic

For the first time ever, SPUD, one of Toronto’s most reputable graffiti artists, opened a show of recent works focused on Mayor Rob Ford’s war on graffiti.

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