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In Tune: Armory Art Week Edition
Fresh off the heels of a frigid New York Fashion Week comes one of the most bustling events of the art world: Armory Art Fair Week. Every year, the first week of March coats neighborhoods...
Will Lady Gaga's Oscar Turn Lead Her Back to Musicals?
“Birdman,” a story about a one-time film superhero reclaiming his career on Broadway, took the top honors at the 87th annual Oscars. But it was Lady Gaga’s tribute to the 50th anniversary...
Top 10 Songs Written About Artists
There is a long history of musicians who sideline as artists and artists who do the reverse. But surprisingly, there are very few songs written about artists or the process of artistic...
Calgary Talent Shines at Sled Island Festival
Robert Michael Poole
The annual independent Sled Island Music and Arts Festival returned this month in Calgary, after the severe flooding in the city in 2013 saw the cancellation of last year’s edition.Held at...
Kraftwerk's Nostalgia Tour: Not Human After All
It seemed a fitting tribute to Frankie Knuckles, the legendary spinner of dance music who passed away on March 31 from complications related to diabetes, that I was uptown last night at the...
Top Ten Canadian Music Videos of 2013
In its sophomore year, a jury of more than 100 music and film industry professionals continues the hard work of selecting a winner in a winning category. The Prism Prize — like a...
Remembering the Life of Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger, the singer who spurned commercialism while spearheading the folk music revival, died Monday from natural causes. He was 94. In 2009, he performed at the inaugural concert for...
Year in Review: Performing Arts and Entertainment
How to sum up a year in performing arts? So many things are happening everyday, it’s hard to keep track. Movies become blockbusters, others flop. Television shows rise out of nowhere and we...
The 5 Weirdest Moments in Pop Culture in 2013
Pop culture is inherently weird. It’s built into its DNA. To survive in this world as a pop star — whether it be music, television, film, or just famous for being famous — you have to...
Track-by-Track: Dog Day's "Fade Out"
Seasoned Halifax rockers Seth Smith and Nancy Urich prefer their country home to life on the road, even if the solitude does feel creepy at times. “It’s probably where people go to bury...
Montreal’s No Joy Makes a Joyful Noise
Montreal’s No Joy thrives on a distinct threshold of loudness, where ambient pop gives way to furious, harnessed noise. No Joy’s first show, in late 2009, saw the band open for Grant Hart...
Composer Nicole Lizée Channels Cage
For Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizée, new chamber music extends far beyond string quartets: her work more often than not includes turntables, typewriters, and outmoded technologies with...
INTERVIEW: Chris Hadfield on Artistry in Space
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has seen the world from countless angles, both terrestrial and astronomical. In over 20 years with the Canadian Space Agency, Hadfield traversed the globe and earth...
Pioneer DJ Frank Bretschneider Comes Full Circle
The present was a lot more exciting back when it was still the future, especially for those who made their careers predicting it. Pioneering electronic composer Frank Bretschneider...
New Museum Triennial Ponders Art in the Digital
Checklist: Lik's $6.5M Photo Debunked, and More
S**t My Cats Read: A Feline Conversation With Tom
10 Best Dressed at the Oscars 2015
Checklist: New Cézannes Discovered, and More
Will Lady Gaga's Oscar Turn Lead Her Back to
Checklist: Stolen Italian Works Returned, and More
The Top 11 Emerging Commercial Galleries in Canada
Remembering Jeannie Thib (1955-2013)
The Top 15 Emerging Bands in Canada
VENICE REPORT: Shary Boyle's Missed Opportunity
Remembering Lisa Visser (1983-2013)
The Wrong Biennial Claims a Stake for Net Art
The Strange Case of Peter Doig: Art, Lies, and LSD
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