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Nadia Elkharadly: My 2013 Musical Highlights

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by segarini

Nadia Logo2013 has been a long and tumultuous year, filled with many challenges, some failures, many successes, tons of new discoveries and an innumerable amount of wonderful memories made with the family and friends I love so very much.  For my first DBAWIS article of 2014, I thought I’d highlight a few of the musical and otherwise amazing things that have come to be my “favourites” of this past year.

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Nadia Elkharadly: The Why of it All

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoI’m not sure what it is about being a single, 30-something year old woman, but I’ve never felt more scrutinized in my life than I have been now.  My face, my weight, what I wear, what I do, and don’t even get me started on my romantic life (or lack thereof – that’s probably a column unto itself).  What I do, or, should I say, the many things I do, seems to be something of great interest to many people.  Moreso, the “why” of what I do seems to be of great interest to many people, in both negative and positive ways.

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Nadia Elkharadly: For the Animal Lover in You

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by segarini

Those of you who read my column week to week would have learned by now that I’m a music lover.  What you may not know about me is that I’m also an animal lover.  And I’m not talking about guys that get up on a stage and thrash around, get sweaty and act like animals.  I’m talking about those furry, fuzzy, paw and hoof footed creatures that coexist on this world with us.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Toronto International Music Summit – Year One

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by segarini

This Saturday I had the good fortune to attend the first annual Toronto International Music Summit.  The summit was founded by Tanya Michell, working with director Laponne Burton.  Held at the Royal York Hotel, which seems to host a fair amount of music related things, this summit was meant to bring together fledgling and veteran artists and musicians, industry experts and other businessy types whose brains and experience in the music world were ripe for the picking.  The day was divided into four panel discussions, two celebrity talks and a workshop to end the day.  And of course, no music extravaganza would be complete without, well, actual music, which took place at the Hard Rock Café that night.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Music NOT on the Radio

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by segarini

Discovering new music is one of my favourite things in life.  Unfortunately, as per Bob’s column yesterday, finding new music on the radio these days is, well, impossible.  Impossible, that is, unless you’re a twelve year old girl (or a sexually confused teenage boy.)  Let’s face it, unless you like pink hair, animal print, young boys who look like lesbians or…Drake, the music you want to hear isn’t coming at you from the airwaves.  Hell, I can’t even listen to Q107 for some classic rock without becoming enraged every time they play R.E.M., Pearl Jam or something else that is decidedly NOT classic rock (classic rock is a GENRE not a time frame Q PEOPLE!!)

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