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Live in the Drake Underground - March Playlist

Posted by Drake, 2 months, 1 week ago

The Drake's music programmer, the one behind the playlist to your work day, and the reason the Underground is packed every night, Iain MacNeil, has curated a playlist of must-hear music just for YOU!

Next time they pass you the aux cord, you'll be prepared.

March Playlist
People

Photo Booth Confessional: Karla Brennen

Posted by Drake, 2 months, 1 week ago

She's a true wonder woman with a sunny attitude and a lifelong love of the County. Meet Drake Devonshire’s new general manager, Karla Brennen.

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Music

Underground Sounds: Grand Analog's Odario

Posted by Christine Vu, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Odario Williams is a modern renaissance man. He's a radio personality + album reviewer on CBC's Q, one of our fav DJs (find him at Drake One Fifty on most Saturdays) and he's also the front man of Grand Analog. Before his show w/ Grand Analog in the Underground, we get to know Odario better and pick the brain of one of Toronto's hip hop mainstays about mumble rap, beefs + The Beatles.

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Art

"I think being female makes my work inherently political" - In Conversation with Wendy White

Posted by Stacie Ant, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

To honour International Women's Day, we chat with Wendy White, a New York-based female artist whom we admire and is currently part of our annual Drake One Fifty exhibition. Wendy opens up about ways in which her work echoes current political affairs and contemporary societal issues.

Wendy White at Drake One Fifty exhibition opening, FOMO. Photo courtesy of snapd Queen.
Art

The Drake's Inuit Art Symposium: A Re-cap

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 2 months, 3 weeks ago

As part of the programming around our first Inuit art exhibition, Maanngat, The Drake hosted a symposium to explore important issues around Inuit art. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts + the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative, speakers included The Power Plant Director Gaetane Verna, curator and scholar of Inuit Art Dr. Nancy Campbell, + artist Saimaiyu Akesuk, who joined us by Skype from her home in Cape Dorset. Check out our re-cap - with full videos of the symposium!

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Top 5 exhibits to look forward to in March

Posted by Stacie Ant, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The Drake blog brings you up to date with our selection of top 5 most exciting exhibits of the month; consisting of emerging artists who are doing interesting stuff in Toronto and internationally recognized artists whose work represents contemporary art globally.

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