Lloyd Frost releases films and album this month

Multimedia artist Lloyd Frost is bringing his own brand of “social commentary with a groove” to the eyes and ears of an Ottawa audience this October. Frost, a musician, filmmaker, and photographer, is screening two new films and releasing his first album, The Sun Is Rising & Other True Stories, this month. Tracks vary in style from jazz, to folk-inspired, to experimental. Frost enlists several musical guests including opera tenor James O’Farrell who sings on the track “Truth.” Frost said that while he never meant for the songs to be related, there’s a theme of social and political commentary running through the album. Frost wrote the title song “In Everyone’s Eyes” during a trip to Cuba. He used the song […]

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The cost of education: a world tour

It hasn’t been a very good year for attempts to up – or even just introduce – tuition fees around the world. Students from Quebec to Chile to Hungary thoroughly rejected government efforts to use tuition hikes to cure money woes. Most recently, Bloomberg reports attempts by the Hungarian government in December to introduce tuition fees were met with protests by more than a thousand students and the plans were abandoned. Closer to home, Quebec students celebrated a victory in September when the newly elected Parti Québécois said it would axe the previous government’s hotly contested proposed tuition increases. The announcement came a little over a year after the former Liberal government said they planned to increase fees by $325 […]

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