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March 13, 2011

Names of 20 Canadians in 2011 March Madness NCAA Tournament

More Canadians than ever made the rosters of NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams and 20 of them will be playing in the 2011 March Madness tournament. If nationality is all that matters, Canadians will be cheering for Long Island University, the Northeast Conference champion that features three players from Ontario and one from Quebec. But the Blackbirds are a 15 seed and will struggle to upset No. 2 North Carolina. If talent comes first, then Texas forward Tristan Thompson is the guy to keep in mind when you fill out your March Madness bracket. The freshman from Nevada’s Findlay Prep High School hails from Brampton and, at 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, is considered a potential first-round NBA pick.

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March 13, 2011

2011 Canadian Music Fest: Aussies rule at the Horseshoe Tavern

The Australian music industry came to the Canadian Music Fest loaded with more than a dozen bands and left Toronto with an army of new fans. The Horseshoe Tavern hosted an Aussie BBQ on Saturday featuring nine acts, headlined by the sensational Blue King Brown, a funky eight-piece outfit fronted by the energetic Natalie Pa’apa’a (above). If you like Michael Franti & Spearhead, you’ll probably dig Blue King Brown. Their up-tempo rhythm and feel-good vibe had the Horseshoe moving from start to finish of their half-hour set.

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