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Celebrated peacemaker discusses how students can make change World Vision McMaster hosts peacebuilder and artist Emmanuel Jal in a panel discussion on combatting injustice
Mar19

Celebrated peacemaker discusses how students can make change World Vision McMaster hosts peacebuilder and artist Emmanuel Jal in a panel discussion on combatting injustice

Photo C/O @worldvisionmcmaster World Vision McMaster in partnership with World Vision Canada are putting on Pieces of Peace, an event that will explore the ways in which we can all take action against injustice. Taking place on March 20 at 7 p.m. in Celebration Hall, the event will feature special guest Emmanuel Jal, a recognized Toronto-based peacebuilder and Juno-nominated artist. Jal will be part of a panel of speakers including...

For the culture Two local rappers speak about how they express themselves through hip hop
Feb28

For the culture Two local rappers speak about how they express themselves through hip hop

Photo C/O Matt Barnes I fell in love with hip hop around 2013 when I listened to my first rap album, Drake’s Nothing Was the Same. To me, hip hop is an art of storytelling, rooted in struggle and triumph. It has its haters and it is not perfect, but it has also saved and changed countless lives. In the tradition of the 1970s New York City DJs and MCs that founded the genre, the guardians of modern hip hop are innovative, creative and...

New Khari Wendell McClelland concert explores apology Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland tours Canada for Black History Month
Feb08

New Khari Wendell McClelland concert explores apology Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland tours Canada for Black History Month

Photo C/O Celine Pinget What is the value of an apology? That is one of the questions that JUNO-nominated singer and songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland is exploring in his new concert, We Now Recognize. The show, which consists of all new songs, will tour six Canadian cities for Black History Month. It comes to the Lincoln Alexander Centre in Hamilton on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. We Now Recognize is a partnership between McClelland and...

Your guide to Hamilton Winterfest A rundown of the must-attend events during Hamilton Winterfest
Feb05

Your guide to Hamilton Winterfest A rundown of the must-attend events during Hamilton Winterfest

Photo C/O @hamiltonwinterfest By: Natalie Clark Hamilton has been getting its fair share of the winter weather this season, so in what better way to embrace it than to explore all that Winterfest 2019 has to offer? Winterfest is a two-week long affair that features winter events in and around the city. Beginning Feb. 1, there will be free and paid events held throughout Hamilton such as open skate, live music and various themed...

Celebrating the boss of Baroque Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra runs week-long festival celebrating the life of Bach
Jan17

Celebrating the boss of Baroque Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra runs week-long festival celebrating the life of Bach

Graphic C/O Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra By: Andrew Mrozowski From Jan.12 to Jan.19, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will run their fourth festival in their composer festival series. This year, the focus will be on Baroque-era composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. “Bach is arguably the most influential and relatable composer of all time. His beautiful orchestral music and his fascinating life will be a joy for everyone to...

From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton
Jan15

From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton

Photo C/O @nathannash_ By: Natalie Clark Since graduating from McMaster in 2008, the Arkells have become one of Hamilton’s greatest accomplishments. “You write what you know,” mentions lead singer of the Arkells, Max Kerman, who accredits not only Hamilton, but McMaster, to the inspiration behind many of the band’s greatest hits. “You write material based on your own life experiences; you’re trying to tell a story about a person, a...