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Bernie Finkelstein Talks True North

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True North by Bernie Finkelstein

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:00pm


Toronto Reference Library - Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M4W 2G8


Bernie Finkelstein, one of the all-time greats in Canadian music, sits down with Jake Gold to talk about his new memoir, True North: A Life Inside the Music Business (McClelland & Stewart), at the new Toronto Jewish Book Festival.

Bernie has played a pivotal role in bringing great Canadian music to the rest of the world for over five decades. Now, a couple years after selling his beloved True North Records, he is finally ready to talk. The producer, label owner, artist manager and ex-chair of MuchFACT and CIRPA, opens up about his life and times in the Canadian music industry. He recounts his experiences working with some of Canada’s greatest musical talent, including The Paupers, Bruce Cockburn, Kensington Market, Murray McLauchlan, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Rough Trade – to name a few. He is also a member of the Order of Canada and an inductee of The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.

Jake Gold is one of Canada’s most successful artist managers. He was a judge on TV’s Canadian Idol. In addition to Idol participants, he has managed popular Canadian artists like The Tragically Hip and The Watchmen.

The Toronto Jewish Book Festival is a literary festival celebrating Jewish books and authors uniting the two biggest Jewish literary events in Canada under one roof. The Festival succeeds the Jewish Book Fair – which for 34 years was one of the largest of its kind in North America.
The new Toronto Jewish Book Festival features author talks, readings, panels, exclusive book launches, musical events, films and slideshows, student programs and hundreds of books for sale. The Festival is presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

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Toronto Reference Library - Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 43° 40' 18.4512" N, 79° 23' 12.5268" W

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