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Award-Winning Actor & Comedian, Robin Williams Dead at 63

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 09:31

Robin Williams

The entertainment world went into a tailspin late Monday afternoon as news of the death of comedian, actor & Mensch, Robin Williams became public.

Miriam Makeba's Creative Force

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:54

On Thursday night as part of JazzFM91 World Music Festival, South African Canadian singer and Juno winner Lorraine Klassen will dig deep into the repertoire of Miriam Makeba.

Makeba was known as Mama Africa to many and rose as a voice of resistance during  South Africa’s fight to end the oppressive system known as apartheid.  The Johannesburg born singer spent 3 decades in exile.  During that time she collaborated with Harry Belafonte on a Grammy winning album  and won the hearts of the American public.

Summerworks Festival 2014

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:40

The Summerworks Performance Festival starts tomorrow at venues across the city. Music, theatre, dance, storytelling...it’s one of those festivals that really does have something for everyone.  So much so, that we realized that it would be impossible to pick just one story to tell.  So we had our Seniors Arts Editor, Garvia Bailey reach out to the artists themselves. She  asked the performers to send us their best pitch.

A Beautiful Game Meets Beautiful Art

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:43

There is nothing quite as stirring as a well executed tennis match between skilled opponents, it’s the kind of artistry that is reflected in the work of visual artist Brendan Murphy. For the first time ever the professional athlete turned artist is exhibiting his work in Toronto as part of the Rogers Cup. Brendan’s work carries a vibrant urgency reminiscent of Jean Michel Basquiat. He is able to capture the unique essence of the tennis stars depicted in his works through bold colour, movement and text.

Hamilton Airport Falls Flat on Musician Proposal

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:31

Last week the John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton put a call out to area musicians to play a 35-90 minute set at the airport as part of a week of community outreach events. The catch is that the musicians are expected to play for "exposure" with no financial compensation.

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