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Music Matters Panel at Brock University

March 19, 2015 Todd Green, Goodman School of Business assistant professor of marketing, who researches corporate social responsibility in the music industry moderated the Music Matters panel at Brock University. Murray Foster joined broadcaster Alan Cross, audio mastering engineer Noah Mintz, and Eric Alper, director of media relations for eOne Music Canada and a well-known music commentator. Watch…

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NOW HEAR THIS: Fortunate Ones bring Bliss to N.S.

By Stephen Cooke The Chronicle Herald Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones lived up to their name when they scored a last-minute opening slot for Celtic pop veterans the Waterboys at Casino Nova Scotia in 2013. Andrew James O’Brien and Catherine Allan had only been using the name for a couple of months at that point, but…

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From Früvous to film: Murray Foster makes his pitch

By Patrick Langston Ottawa Citizen On Jan. 21, Toronto screenwriter and director Murray Foster – AKA bassist with down-east folk rockers Great Big Sea and, before that, founding member along with Jian Ghomeshi and others of the satiric band Moxy Früvous — pitches his film The Cocksure Lads Movie to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Foster will…

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The Cocksure Lads Movie opens at Whistler Film Festival

By Linda Barnard Toronto Star A fictitious band 20 years in the making gets the big screen treatment with The Cocksure Lads Movie, written and directed by Great Big Sea’s Murray Foster, formerly of Moxy Früvous. Toronto-based Foster and Früvous bandmate Mike Ford have been writing cheeky British-invasion-style pop songs for years, even working up…

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SummerWorks 2009: Triple Indemnity

Torontoist On the night of the Great Lightning Storm of ’09, we were tucked away in the sweltering Theatre Centre on Queen West, watching Toronto Noir and wondering if the thunder was coming from inside or out. The dramatic weather paired perfectly with these moody tales of love, jealousy, and murder that were adapted from…

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Summerworks Review: Toronto Noir (Cheeky Magpie)

Panic Manual Noir seems to be coming around in popularity again for some reason. I’m not really sure why. Film noir had it’s heyday in the 40’s and 50’s after all, and noir crime fiction 20 years before that. Applying noir cliches and stylings to different things seems to be gaining in popularity, though. I’ve…

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