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THE WEEKND A certain person at the Georgia Straight (who will remain nameless to protect them from embarrassment) was once adamantly opposed to mentioning the then-underground Weeknd on our cover because they argued readers would assume the spelling of the Toronto singer’s moniker was a typo. Eleven Top 40 singles later—to say nothing of two Grammys, eight Billboard Music Awards, nine Junos, and an Oscar nomination—we’re reasonably certain that no one will read Abel Tesfaye’s stage name and think we fucked up. And anyone who does think that probably has no interest in the fact that the Weeknd is playing Rogers Arena on Thursday (October 5). There is actually a musical act called “the Weekend”, incidentally. They are not playing Rogers Arena, but if you live in Kent, Surrey, or East Sussex and you need someone to play “Mustang Sally” and “Brown Eyed Girl” at your wedding reception, you might want to look them up.