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A record! 2,800 attended Toronto Mas launch Saturday night

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Caribbean Connection returns with the sweet sounds of Soca

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Costumes for artists and misfits and many other Persona

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Epic Carnival’s costume launch last Saturday has Freudian influenced sections for every revellers' inner dreams Story by Stephen Weir Photos By Gilbert Medina
If Sigmund Freud had attended Saturday night’s Epic Carnival costume launch he’d probably would have said that it was an event that reached out not to his Ego, but to his Id.  The Id is that part of the mind’s psyche, where innate instinctive impulses reside! Epic’s moniker was Persona and the 500 people who attended were asked to choose the costumes they liked based on their own impulses! “We asked people to think about what their Persona is,” explained Epic’s Jerrol (Stretch), Augustine. What they saw on stage was our EPIC Carnival models portraying many different concepts of Persona. We wanted unique themes that captured the energy, passion, imagination and culture of our masqueraders. This year's focal point is image and self-expression. “ EPIC put a list together of possible persona and matched them with a suitable sect…

VIRGILIA GRIFFITH CALLED TO THE BAR AGAIN

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Virgilia Griffith Unguarded in  the Tarragon’s Guarded GirlsBy Stephen Weir In a city where there are scads more actors and actresses than there are roles to perform in, there is one person on stage who is very very different.The standout star is Toronto’s Virgilia Griffith, a young woman who has been constantly employed – plays, dance performances, and TV roles – since graduating from Ryerson’s Theatre Program some eight years ago. In the last year the Caribbean Camera hasstrongly praised her work in three different plays- Soulpepper’s Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Tarragon’s Harlem Duet,and Obsidian’s Other Side Of The Game. Now she winning standing O’s in Tarragon’s Extra Space co-starring in Guarded Girls, an all-women 90-minute play about the horrors of prison. It is a brand new work by Governor General’s Literary Award nominee Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman.  It stars Griffith, Columpa Bobb, Vivien Endicott-Douglas and Michaela Washburn. Set on a stage bereft of both sets and wall, the …

Mas Band Saturday Night Mash Up

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