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ARTS (MARCH 2017): Blue whale exhibit opens at the Royal Ontario Museum

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Bloor Street’s cultural organizations starting to celebrate Canada 150

PHOTO COURTESY THE GARDINER MUSEUM: Drawing from memory and using a unique visual language of hybrid animal creatures, Janet Macpherson presents her very personal view of the nation in Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary at the Gardiner Museum. Its features four immersive installations are connected by overlapping themes and questions tracing identity and history, nature and the consequences of human actions, and the idea of the North. Showing until May 22.

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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): The beat goes on

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): The beat goes on

 

PICTURE COURTESY ORI DAGAN/KMJF: Order of Canada member Don Thompson performs with his Vibes Trio at Trinity Common on Augusta Avenue on Jan. 22. Following on the heels of their popular Kensington Market Jazz Festival, organizers Molly Johnson, Genevieve Marentette, and Ori Dagan have curated a series of Sunday jazz brunches during January and February.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

Crossing Bathurst Street with A Different Booklist

 

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ARTS (DECEMBER 2016): HMS Terror found on greeting cards

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (DECEMBER 2016): HMS Terror found on greeting cards

Thomas Fisher Rare Books a treasure trove unto itself

PHOTO COURTESY U OF T THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY: “Arctic Amusements” by Owen Stanley depicts the ship’s crew passing the time while stuck in sea ice in 1836-7.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (NOVEMBER 2016): Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years

Milestone coincides with 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

PHOTO COURTESY TMO: Unlike many mandolin orchestras in other parts of the world, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (above) does not include guitars, though it does at times perform with woodwind instruments, percussion, and two accordions.

By Summer Reid

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ON THE COVER (OCTOBER 2016): Celebrating Bloor Street

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (OCTOBER 2016): Celebrating Bloor Street

PHOTO BY NEILAND/BRISSENDEN: Gleaner art director Neiland Brissenden’s annual chronicle of Nuit Blanche returns this month. In an installation at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Jody Naderi and John Fillwalk combined art and app to create The Firefly Effect.

PHOTO BY NEILAND/BRISSENDEN: Gleaner art director Neiland Brissenden’s annual chronicle of Nuit Blanche returns this month. In an installation at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Jody Naderi and John Fillwalk combined art and app to create The Firefly Effect.

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ARTS (OCTOBER 2016): Interactive installations celebrate Annex icons

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (OCTOBER 2016): Interactive installations celebrate Annex icons

Annual Nuit Blanche photo essay returns

Gleaner art director Neiland Brissenden’s annual chronicle of Nuit Blanche returns this month. Previously featured on the newspaper’s Twitter feed, Brissenden’s photo essay highlights installations that interacted with the audience to celebrate some of our neighbourhood’s most loved faces and spaces. —Annemarie Brissenden/Gleaner News

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CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.  —Summer Reid/Gleaner News

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.
—Summer Reid/Gleaner News

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ARTS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Remembering the coffee house era

September 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Bohemian Embassy tribute honours founder Don Cullen

By Annemarie Brissenden

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ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (AUGUST 2016): Library’s ukulele drop-in program leverages diminutive instrument to launch musical journeys

By Annemarie Brissenden

It’s hard to feel sad when playing a ukulele.

“Everyone feels good when they play the music,” laughs Sarah Bradley, a branch head librarian with the Toronto Public Library (TPL). She and her colleagues have been running a ukulele program at the Lillian H. Smith branch at College Street and Spadina Avenue that is proving surprisingly popular.

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