Articles by Themistoklis Alexis

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Brave the winter: Upcoming Toronto festivals

With a bevy of festivals quickly approaching, a chilly Canadian winter won’t be a strong enough deterrent to keep Torontonians within the confines of their homes. From genre-specific music festivals to art exhibits and three-course dinners, locals have plenty of reasons to brave the cold this season. The Observer samples some of Toronto’s ongoing and upcoming winter festivals.

UFC fighter Elias Theodorou

Rising UFC fighter still calling Toronto home

Mixed martial artist and Mississauga native Elias Theodorou is riding a three-fight win streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), his sport’s most reputable promotion. But despite a steadily rising stock, Theodorou is keeping his camp at home.

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Vinyl stories: Inside 5 Toronto record shops

The emergence of iPods and mp3 players may have caused the near demise of the CD, but Toronto’s dozens of record stores are proof that vinyl is still alive and well. From the Danforth to Little Italy, one would be hard-pressed to venture into a neighborhood without its own purveyor of LPs, 45s and 12-inch singles.

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Boy surrenders to police after stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has surrendered to police in connection with a stabbing. The incident took place on the morning of Sept. 23 at Toronto’s George S. Henry Academy on Graydon Hall Drive .The boy surrendered…