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[News] Flow 93 Programming Shut Down by CRTC and Re-Vamped: Can Toronto’s Urban Radio Be Saved?

Photo: Chris Gordon, President of CHUM Radio.

Within the last few weeks, the urban music community in Toronto and by extension Canada, has suffered some major blows on the airwaves. First, the long running community station, CKLN had its broadcasting license revoked by the CRTC. The commission stated that the station was lacking quality control and violated some regulations. CKLN has played a crucial role in giving a voice to the many talented artists the city has to offer. That voice has been silenced. At least for now. Click below to read the full story.

[Event] UNITY @ Western Presents: The Elements

I was invited to this event on facebook thanks to Brenden from Smash Mouth Entertainment. The Come Up Show always supports events that give back to the community and when you involve Hip-Hop it's a beautiful thing. Make sure to read what Unity @ Western is about right below the event information. What: UNITY @ Western Presents: The Elements. Performances from the 5 elements of hip hop. It will be a night of Breakdance battles, Beatboxing, Emcee-ing, DJ-ing and everything else Hip-Hop! Performances from: - DJ James Redi from TEAM FLOW DJ for the Flow 93.5 in Toronto. - Popper and Urban Dance artist 'TK' ; as seen on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. - UK Veteran Beatboxer YasSon. - Graffiti artist Brendan Metcalfe. - Local UWO Emcee John Kerr. - UNITY founder and international B-Boy competitor Mike Prosserman. When: Thursday February 3, 2011. 8pm-2am. Where: Ceeps on 671 Richmond Street in London, Ontario. Tickets: $5 minimum donation for tickets in advance. 10 at the door. Contact for tickets: Keane Tan (519-639-6218). Dan Turcotte (226-678-0831). Kris Medhurst (226-919-4480). Joshua Chin (519-902-3072). Continue reading for full details about this event.

[Photos] The work of Andrew Mitchell

While The Come Up Show heavily focuses on music there's other forms of art we appreciate. Andrew Mitchell is a student/artist/illustrator/designer/dj from London, Ontario. Currently in his final term of Multi Media Design at Fanshawe College, he has managed to combine his education as a digital designer with his talent for mixed media painting. CONTINUE to see more of his work and where you can catch him live.