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    BYBLACKS RATING: BBBBB The fact that children and adults could be heard in the audience singing along to songs in the Young People’s Theatre (YPT) production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins on its opening night meant it was very engaging.

    Four books by Black Canadian authors and illustrators are among the seventy books that are 2018 finalists for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks).

    Esie Mensah has been recognized as a woman to watch. She has developed her own version of Afro Fusion choreography that has led her to work with music industry icons, teach across Toronto, and work with companies like Soulpepper and the Shaw Festival.

    Starlight, Dark Night A Universal Ball is one of Toronto’s major balls of the year. Just in time for Halloween, the sci-fi fantasy themed ball took place at the 519 on Saturday night.

    There may be slight variances in new film Maternal, but this is a tale as old as time.

    For her first film, emerging documentary filmmaker Sasha-Gay Lewis chose one of the most tumultuous moments in recent Jamaican history as her subject: The Tivoli Incursion. It is an official selection of this year’s staging of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto.

    Born Jamar McNaughton, Chronixx, whose music has been branded as "reggae revival", is Jamaica’s most-buzzed-about new artist right now.

    Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony/Universal Pictures

    The Africa All Star Music Fest is back. The 2nd annual press conference which took place Thursday at the Westin Prince Hotel showcased a slew of heavy hitting African artists.

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