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Newzapalooza XIII – Battle of the Media Bands
November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$25
Newzapalooza burst out of the newsrooms of Toronto in 2004 like a bat out of hell on a very tight deadline. Founded by the late, great newsman Jonathan Jenkins (above, left, with Jaymz Bee), the idea was simple — harness the innate competitiveness of local reporters and editors and marry it to their undying belief that they can, in fact, do it better themselves. The result — instant rock bands, itching to square off against their bitter rivals, all for the benefit of a worthy cause, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. Newzapalooza has since featured bands from the Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, CTV, Canadian Press, MTV Canada, Jazz 91.1 FM, Hamilton Spectator, Thomson Reuters, CityTV, a merry band of freelancers, Vice Canada and the CBC. These fearless acts, some talented, some merely bold, have raised more than $167,000 for the foundation — and had a damn good time doing it. Tickets are $25 and available at the door.