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2013 Osheaga Lineup Features Lots Of Polaris People
MAY 22 2013 • By Aaron Brophy
The full lineup for the 2013 Osheaga Arts & Music Festival has been revealed and, showing some impeccable taste from the bookers, there'll be a number of Polaris People performing in Montreal. The host of past Polaris Short and Long Listers trekking out to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau to perform on August 2-4, 2013 includes: A Tribe Called Red Azari
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Polaris People For The Week Of May 17: Cadence Weapon 'Super Rap' and Shad Channels Big Daddy Kane
MAY 17 2013 • By Aaron Brophy
To all the Polaris jurors reading this column... you have less than two weeks to finalize your ballot. Use your time wisely (insert joke about masturbation + crying + dark room). We know a really wise use of time for Albertan music fans — the first 2013 Polaris Salon is happening in Banff, Alberta on May 24. That's right. Our regular argument parties
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Polaris Salons Get New Sponsor, Events Announced For Banff, Montreal, Toronto
MAY 16 2013 • By Aaron Brophy
Let the arguments begin. Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, today announced details for the initial round of 2013 Polaris Music Prize Salons, including events in Banff, Montreal and Toronto. The Salons, which feature Polaris jury members in often-passionate debates about the merits of various albums vying for the
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Polaris People For The Week Of May 10: Chad VanGaalen Gets Noticed & Dan Mangan Gives Tips
MAY 10 2013 • By Aaron Brophy
Off the top, a hat tip to Finland's Kaija Saariaho and Senegal's Youssou N'Dour who've been named the laureates for the 2013 Polar Music Prize. The Swedish award is given out annually to two people regardless of nationality, "for significant achievements in music and/or musical activity, or for achievements which are found to be of great potential importance
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Polaris People For The Week Of May 3: Austra Videos, Drake Vehicles & Colin Stetson Albums
MAY 03 2013 • By Aaron Brophy
How about that Kanye West? He says something really important is going to happen on June 18. We're hoping it's similar to when another great entertainer, WWE's Kane, helped the world understand him better by explaining the relevance of May 19 to his life. But on to better things. Like our favourite people, the Polaris People. Let's see what some of
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