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Richard Burnett
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, about the best to see and do in Montreal this week - including concerts by +Taylor Swift and +RickieLeeJonesVEVO - in Monday's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Monday, July 6 It is Gypsy Night at the 14th annual International Festival of Percussions, at 8 p.m. inside Bonsecours Market: the show kicks off with the reggae-ska of musical group Grre en famill...
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My latest story for +Tourisme Montréal about the city's thriving #reggae and #worldbeat scenes in #Montreal nightclubs like the iconic Club Balattou and music festivals such as #NuitsdAfrique and the #MontrealReggaeFest. Plus, Ivory Coast’s roots-reggae superstar Tiken Jah Fakoly explains why he loves Montreal! Read it all here: http://tinyurl.com/pfrwkqg
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#Montreal rockers THE MAXWELLS launch their new tour July 17 at #Barfly, plus check out the fun official music video for their new kick-ass single ‪#‎GiveYourLoveAway‬, in which I play their manager!  Watch the VIDEO here! Story via +Montreal Gazette 
Plenty of great rock bands have come out of Montreal over the years. Now add modern rockers The Maxwells to the list. The up-and-coming indie rock band’s debut album Heart Attack is packed with som...
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#SEXGARAGE‬  Cover story in today's +Montreal Gazette chronicles "Montreal's Stonewall" 25 years on + PHOTOS and VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/o5qrw2a
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My latest piece for the +Tourisme Montréal blog: Jazz and the blues are alive and well in #Montreal . Plus, #jazz  legend #OliverJones  remembers playing at the fabled Café St-Michel at the age of 10 in 1944, during Montreal's Sn City era ❤ #FIJM   #MontrealJazzFestival  
Today, Montréal still has a thriving jazz and blues scene. Here is a sampling of some of the best Montréal has to offer.
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Mark Twain once famously said of #Montreal , “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” He wasn't kidding. Here is my latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal blog, about some of those windows Twain was talking about ...
­There are many popular and historic religious landmarks to visit in Montréal.
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The upcoming 2015 edition of Montreal's #JustForLaughs Festival is their queerest in years!  The all-star cast includes +Margaret Cho Official, Neil Patrick Harris, #WandaSykes , Jane Lynch,  Alan Cumming and Joel Creasy! (Story via +Tourisme Montréal )
This year, Just For Laughs is bringing many gay icons and LGBT entertainers to Montréal for the queerest edition of the festival ever.
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Do you know why the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal exists? Because 2 great guys were out of a job! My fun +Tourisme Montréal  Q&A with #Montreal #jazz fest co-founder #AndréMénard , talking about the best and craziest moments at his festival, and what he loves most about Montréal  #FIJM  
Montréal International Jazz Festival co-founder and artistic director André Ménard has been one of the most influential figures on the Québécois artistic scene for over 30 years.
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My latest #7Days7Nights column, about the very best to see and do in #Montreal  this week - including   #TheBarrBrothers , #MontrealComiccon  and #Carifiesta  parade  - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Monday, June 29 This week, House of Jazz (2060 Aylmer St.) hopes to recapture the spirit of the Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montréal jam sessions of old when renowned Montreal jazz drummer J...
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My Saturday morning +Montreal Gazette  cover story chronicles the violent July 1990 police raid on #SexGarage - which ignited 36 hours of confrontations between Montreal's #LGBT‬ community and the city's police force, that are now widely considered to be "Montreal's Stonewall." Plus, photographer Linda Dawn Hammond's rare photos from Sex Garage will be displayed at +Fierté Montréal Pride from Aug 12-16. Says Sex Garage loft party organizer Nicolas Jenkins, “If it wasn’t for Linda Dawn Hammond’s photos of my party and the police raid, there would be no photographic evidence of police violence that night. It would have been our word against theirs.” Check out Hammond's photos from the raid, plus read how Sex Garage changed #Montreal , in The Gazette. ‪#‎SexGarage‬ ‪#‎25thAnniversary‬
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My fun +Montreal Gazette ‪#‎PopTart‬ Q&A with kick-ass chick and #Montreal original, rock photographer #SusanMoss , as she preps for her upcoming photo exhibition to celebrate #Osheaga 's  10th anniversary. ‪#‎10YearsOfOsheaga‬ opens at Yves Laroche Galerie d'art on the Main on July 2. Bravo, Susan! ♥ 
The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival presents the much-anticipated exhibition Ten Years of Osheaga: A Retrospective in Photos by Susan Moss at the Galerie Yves Laroche beginning on July 2. The exhib...
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My latest story for the +Montreal Gazette: Late Night #Jazz Session with renowned drummer #JimDoxas + soul queen #MichelleSweeney 's Sweet Sweeney’s Soul Food menu for the jazz jam sessions, 11 p.m to 3 a.m. nightly from June 25 to July 5 at the #HouseofJazz , during the #MontrealJazzFestival
Montreal’s House of Jazz nightclub was a popular destination for many headliners at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal back when it was called Biddle’s, and the club was anchored by leg...
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"As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." - The Montréal Buzz
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Richard Burnett has self-syndicated Three Dollar Bill in Canada's alt-weeklies for 15 years, been banned in Winnipeg, investigated by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary over charges TDB was "pornographic", gotten death threats, outed politicians like former PQ leader Andre Boisclair, been vilified in Jamaica's daily The Gleaner for trashing anti-gay dancehall star Sizzla (who would go on to write the 2005 hit song "Nah Apologize" about Burnett and UK activist Peter Tatchell), pissed off BB King, crossed swords with Mordecai Richler, been screamed at backstage by Cyndi Lauper and got the last-ever sit-down interview with James Brown. Burnett was Editor-at-Large of HOUR until the Montreal alt-weekly folded in 2012, is a columnist & writer for both Fugues and Xtra, writes the POP TART blog and "Seven Days Seven Nights" column for Montreal daily The Gazette, is a pop-culture pundit on CJAD 800 AM Radio and CURTAINS UP Virtual Media Network. Burnett was named one of Outlooks magazine's Canadian Heroes of 2009, famed porn director Flash Conway dubbed Burnett "Canada’s bad boy syndicated gay columnist" and The Montreal Buzz says, "As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." Read Three Dollar Bill online at http://bugsburnett.blogspot.ca/
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