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Music Feature: Rock of Ages - The Rolling Stones

For a British rock band with a salacious past, the setting was devilishly ironic: a former girls' boarding school, nestled in the moneyed hills of New England. For eight weeks this summer, The Rolling Stones took possession of the secluded Wykeham Rise School in the small northwest Connecticut town of Washington - a two-hour drive from New York City - to prepare for the band's first concert tour in seven years. The three-month tour opened with a blast of raw energy last week in Philadelphia and made a two-concert stop in Toronto this week, before going on to Vancouver, Montreal and about 36 U.S. cities. On a balmy afternoon last month at Wykeham Rise, bassist Bill Wyman, guitarist Ron Wood a...
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Shakura S’Aida - Brown Sugar

Blessed with a voice like Tina Turner’s—with legs to match—Toronto’s Shakura is a musical force of nature. A former backup singer for Patti Labelle, she appeared in the stage production of the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ and sang lead vocals in the Juno-nominated 13-piece world music band Kaleefah. Shakura’s latest album, a collection of smoking blues and r&b numbers like “Gonna Tell My Baby” co-written with guitarist Donna Grantis, should bring the Brooklyn-born singer the wider attention she deserves.  
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