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Nadia Elkharadly: 2013 NXNE Preview

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoHappy June everyone!  Get the coffee, advil, milk thistle and Gatorade ready, it’s music festival time in Toronto!  This week brings North by North East back into our lives.  That means 4am last calls, copious amounts of alcohol and terrible for you meals, and glorious, glorious live music everywhere you go!  It’s become one of my favourite times of year in this city, along with CMW (despite the pitfalls I complained about back in April) and Indie Week.  The city floods with visiting musicians and delegates from across Canada, the U.S. and the rest of the world.  Ever concert, event or just bar wandering can turn into a network opportunity, a reunion or just a chance to get sh-tfaced with friends, new and old alike.  It’s a great time to be in Toronto, and it’s a great time to be a music lover.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Adventures in live music

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoSometimes the best musical adventures happen by accident.  While I try to stay on top of the musical goings on here in Toronto, things definitely slip past my notice from time to time.  I know, it’s a low down dirty shame, but I am only one person!  There is so much to keep track of, so from time to time a little help from my friends (and the persistence of a few public relations professionals) leads to me having an impromptu night of really great music.  This is the story of how I accidentally snuck into Folk Alliance, without even realizing.

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