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Murissa Barrington

đŸ–„Journalist | Words in @CanadianLiving @StyleAtHome @Diply @Canoe | Covering Lifestyle + Music + Fashion etc. | Dope Ass Woman | [email protected]

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Urbanology Magazine
08/18/2019
Koffee came to bring the rapture to Toronto - and delivered

Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre is packed from wall-to-wall by the time Koffee is introduced to the Jambana music festival stage just before 10:30 p.m. Eager fans ready smartphone cameras while chatting excitedly and craning their necks to see the stage. In the back, a middle-aged woman proudly waves a Jamaican flag.

Manifesto
08/16/2019
Meet Hagler, The Multi-Platinum Producer Helping To Shape The Sound Up North - Manifesto

By Murissa Barrington It's been a few years since local producer Hagler first stepped onto the music scene in Toronto but his impact on it has already been solidified in history. Marvin Thomas, better known as Hagler, started out in the East End of the city with just a desktop computer and a desire to make beats worthy of rapping to.

YYZ Magazine
04/21/2017
Soca or Die: The movement and fetes taking over Toronto

In less than 72 hours, every last ticket to Dr. Jay's Doh Cry Ah Leavin' event is sold out. The annual event, also known as DCAL, is a sort of going away party for the award-winning DJ who travels to Trinidad every year for the island's Carnival festivities.

Toronto Sun
07/06/2017
Review: Jay-Z's 4:44 ditches clichés and bares all

Rap king Jay-Z's new album 4:44 has officially been declared a hit after going platinum in five days. Released exclusively on Tidal last Friday, 4:44 is the album that's got everyone talking. From the confessions of cheating on his wife Beyoncé to addressing his failed friendship with Kanye West, 4:44 is about baring it all and sharing wisdom.

Canadian Living
05/11/2018
Curly hair 101: Here's what you need to know | Canadian Living

What is a curl pattern? What type of curly hair do you have? How do you take care of it? Your need-to-know questions are answered. Achieving great hair isn't easy for anyone, but women blessed with curls have their own unique hair-care issues to think about.

Canadian Living
08/17/2018
What to expect if you're consuming cannabis for the first time-and tips to do it safely |...

Whether you're a newly registered medicinal marijuana user, or you're interested in trying cannabis recreationally once it's legalized, here's what you need to know. What was once viewed as the substance of choice for only potheads and hippies, both medical and recreational cannabis is now being hailed for its potential wellness benefits.

Humber News
12/08/2017
Police: no evidence of serial killer in Toronto's gay village

By: Murissa Barrington Toronto Police have dispelled rumours that a serial killer is on the loose in the Church and Wellesley area. In a news conference today, investigators spoke about the disappearances and murders connected to the city's gay village and assured residents that they are safe.

Toronto Sun
07/01/2017
What's in a Canadian? AncestryDNA finds out

Celebrations are in full swing across the country for Canada’s 150th birthday. From Muskoka chair painting competitions to poutine donuts (ahem, Tim Hortons), people all over are celebrating all things Canadian -- but what really makes a Canuck? Experts at AncestryDNA decided to conduct a st...

Diply
05/02/2019
Miss Teen USA 2019 was Crowned While Rocking Her Natural Curls

"As Miss Connecticut Teen USA, there are girls who would look at me in awe because they've always had the image of straight hair in pageants," she says. "Being able to spread the message of diversity, being yourself, and being confident in your curly, natural hair is something that I'm really looking forward to with my new national title."

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