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Radar: RiP - A Remix Manifesto, African Jazz and Film Series, Valentine Wedding Spectacular, Women of Wit and Invention, In Conversation with Paul Haggis

FILM | Free Favourites at Four: RiP - A Remix Manifesto
Director Brett Gaylor's feature-length documentary explores the concept of copyright and intellectual property in the age of P2P file sharing, and how these concepts are changing. A number a guest appearances are featured, including Greg Gillis (aka Girl Talk), a musician whose mashup technique is based upon the blending of known musical works. Referred to as the "first open source documentary," this is an innovative film on a hot topic that doesn't seem to be cooling down anytime soon.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 4PM FREE

CULTURE | African Jazz And Film Series @ The Trane Studio
Tonight at the Trane Studio, there is an evening of music waiting to come at you from a few different angles. At 7pm, the Michael Shand trio hits the stage. This young keyboardist has earned quite a name for himself in the Toronto music community, having served as both pianist and musical director for jazz veteran Archie Alleyne's group Kollage shortly after graduating from York U, where he was the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Scholarship Award. Following Shand's performance is a screening of "Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday" - a great documentary chronicling the singer's life and work which includes interview with many of the great legends of jazz.
Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street) 7PM $10

MUSIC | Allie Hughes Valentine Wedding Spectacular
Allie Hughes is a Toronto singer-songwriter whose live show carries a "concept" that allows it to straddle that grey area between a set of edgy pop-rock and "musical theatrics." Promo material for a previous version of what might go down tonight at the Drake, entitled "Christmas Wedding Spectacular," was presented as an invitation to Hughes' wedding. Although it's not clear with whom she will be conjoined this evening, if anyone, plenty of music is for certain. Henri FabergĂŠ & the Adorables will be in the house, along with Dwayne Gretzky, cranking out the covers, as any good wedding band should.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM $7

LITERATURE | Women Of Wit And Invention
Angie Abdou, Jessica Westhead, and Dorothy Ellen Palmer read at Type Books this evening. Abdou will be sharing excerpts from her latest work, "The Bone Cage" (a Canada Reads 2011 nominee) and "The Canterbury Trail." Jessica Westhead's humorous works "And Also Sharks," and "Pulpy and Madge" are sure to raise some in-store smiles. Parker will be reading from her latest, "When Freedom Falls," a very unconventional coming of age story.
Type Books (883 Queen Street West) 6PM FREE

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