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SamaritanMag Spotlights Tegan And Sara

Tegan and Sara are sending more than 100 young people to LGBTQ camp this summer in the U.S. and Canada for a total cost of about US$100,000 and have invited the public to help make that dream a reality.

SamaritanMag Spotlights Tegan And Sara

By Aaron Brophy

Tegan And Sara are sending more than 100 young people to LGBTQ camp this summer in the U.S. and Canada for a total cost of about US$100,000 and have invited the public to help make that dream a reality. An onine campaign has received swift support in a matter of days.


The musical twins behind such hits as "Closer" and "Everything is AWESOME!!!" announced on May 11 they'd be raising $20,000 USD through a partnership between their Tegan And Sara Foundation and the Ally Coalition so these LGBTQ young people can script out their own Meatballs / Wet Hot American Summer / Camp Rock / Scooby Doo: Scare Camp experience.

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As of May 18 the campaign had raised just over $28,600 USD of it's $20,000 goal.

– Continue reading Tegan And Sara Get Swift Response to LGBTQ Summer Camp Fundraiser online at Samaritanmag

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Alvvays
Norman Wong

Alvvays

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Happy Anniversary, Archie: Alvvays' Debut Record Gets a 10th Birthday Re-Issue

The Canadian jangle pop group's first album will be available on a new cerulean blue vinyl with an unearthed bonus track, as well as the ten original songs — including breakout single 'Archie, Marry Me' — that launched their career in 2014.

A major Canadian indie rock album turns 10 today (July 22), and the band is celebrating with a special re-issue.

Alvvays' self-titled debut helped the group break through on an international scale, propelled by jangly guitars, aloof vocals and an expertly catchy single. "Archie, Marry Me," with its soaring chorus and pleading lyrics, became a wedding song for a generation of ambivalent millennials, earnest and sardonic at the same time.

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