Tag Archives: Luminato

LUMINATO 2012: K’NAAN, Nelly Furtado & a lil’ Neil Young in the mix

Mary talking to the CBC about why she likes Somali Canadian singer K’NAAN. Last night’s opening performance for LUMINATO is why we may just be on to something here that we can share with the world. Let’s strike while the iron is hot! Last year I gave myself an assignment to start the ball rolling [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC! Toronto’s Independent Film Festivals reviewed

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]

SASHAR ZARIF & GADFLY: Amazing Start & Stunning Finish @ DanceWeekend ’12

“Crossing” is a fusion dance inspired by the shaman traditions in Korean and the Middle East. It portrays two shamans meeting each other in a shared subconscious state. I like my RiRi but maybe not with my Sufi! After sleeping on it, I still have yet to decide if the starting line-up juxtaposition of a [...]

TORONTO 2011, THE BEST MOMENTS – Part 2

Toronto’s Art, Culture and Design Events – taking advantage of the scene And continuing on with the good stuff… NOVEL IDEAS @ MARS The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. Image from BIG CITY BIG IDEAS… More info on NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN… FYI – IDS jams on the New Forces in French Design riff [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC!

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]

PROVIDING BETTER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK @ THE ROM’S “BOLLYWOOD CINEMA SHOWCARDS”

“The Institute for Contemporary Culture is the ROM’s window on contemporary society – presenting exhibitions and special events that stimulate dialogue on important cultural, social and political issues around the world.” My first experience with the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the ROM was quite fantastic. On a frozen February night a friend and I [...]