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Orchestre Métropolitain marks end of 2020 season with virtual concert

Defiant in the face of the pandemic that has shut down concert halls and silenced live performances around the world, Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain marked the end of its 2020 season with a special parting gift for music lovers in Canada »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics

Canada must develop cultural diplomacy strategy, says Senate committee

Canada’s world-class arts and culture are top foreign policy assets and the federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to make cultural diplomacy a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, says a Senate committee report. Canadian artists are known around the »

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The Nova Scotia book of Everything

Everything you wanted to know about Nova Scotia and were going to ask anyway. It’s summer in Canada, or nearly, and a time for travel. If heading to the province of Nova Scotia, here’s a quick and enjoyable way to »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

International ArtsGames to be launched at Olympics

An international arts competition that will take place in Montreal in 2018 will be announced at the Rio Olympics this August. Although the ArtsGames will not be part of the Olympics, they are inspired by them. © ArtGames Up until 1948, »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

LIVE! : World’s largest annual music event: Music Monday across Canada

It was begun in 2005 by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada to celebrate and raise awareness of the role of music education in our lives.  It takes place annually on the first Monday in May across the country, »

Arts & Entertainment

Turmoil in Quebec’s arts world over sex scandal

The artistic community in the province of Quebec is buzzing over allegations that that its giant of cinema, Claude Jutra, had sex with boys 14 and 15 years old. Jutra was an actor, writer and director who had Alzheimer’s disease »

Arts & Entertainment

Jackson and Riopelle paintings to be auctioned off by Montreal gallery

If you are a big fan of Canadian fine arts and have a few hundred thousand dollars burning your pockets, you might want to check out Montreal’s Cosner Art Gallery. They are organizing an auction of works by leading Canadian »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Liberals promise to restore CBC and arts funding

The Liberal Party is promising $380 million in funding for the arts if it is elected to form Canada’s next government on October 19th. Leader Justin Trudeau also says he would reverse the $115-million-dollar annual cut in funding that the »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Orchid Ensemble- mixing east and west in music

This week we travel to Canada’s west coast to two members of a unique trio.  They call themselves the  Orchid Ensemble. Their music is heavily inspired by Asia, but with touches of western influence blended in. All of them conservatory »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Politics, art, ideas at centre of new Spur Festival

Helen Walsh believes Canadians are hungry for ideas, and want to share them. And to make that happen she founded the Spur Festival to let people share conversations. Sponsored by the Literary Review of Canada (which she co-publishes) and Diaspora Dialogues, »