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Top News: Arts

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals coming to Royal Cinema April 19 Special

Toronto - A spoken word competition is about to take over the 450-seat Royal Cinema in Toronto's Little Italy district. The annual Toronto Poetry Slam Finals will feature eight poets vying to make the Toronto Poetry Slam Team.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Review: 'AFP-2014 The World in Photos' captivates with striking images Special

As an international new agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP) is everywhere, but as their latest collection of their best photos show, their photographers show exemplary talent at taking captivating pictures wherever they go.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Artist has an eye for detail Special

Edmonton - Ryan Wispinski has an eye for detail. Not just an eye, but a talent for creating images within images in most of his pieces of art.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

The Kelpies sculpture in Scotland close to completion

Falkirk - An incredible monument to the use of horse power in Scotland's past is nearing completion on the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Author and Sherlock researcher skeptical about TV series Special

San Francisco - The recent resurgence in Sherlock Holmes on Television, has author and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle researcher Lauren Steinhauer, skeptical.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

We Are Not A United Kingdom— We need change not 'Independence' Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, continues his chat with discussing the video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, produced by Omar Al-Zidjali of Redtree pictures. Danny explains why this piece is not only about Scotland's future.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Ukrainian spring exhibit celebrates humanitarian poet Special

Edmonton - The annual spring exhibit of Ukrainian art in Edmonton features the life and work of Taras Shevchenko, a noted poet, artist, and humanitarian.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

Review: Memoir tells story behind 'The Room' with expected hilarity Special

If you've never been to a public screening of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film “The Room”, you've been missing a wonderful, surreal experience. Few legitimate intentional comedies hurt your belly from laughter the way this terrible flick can.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Museum receives major donation of Native American art

San Francisco - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be showcasing a large collection of Native American art beginning May 3rd thanks to a gift of approximately 200 objects and a large endowment from Thomas W. Weisel, a local financier.
In the Media by Justin King

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Review: Jennifer Young's 'Thank You For The Music' a good holiday read Special

Edinburgh - Scottish author and writer, Jennifer Young, chats about "Thank You For The Music," her new novel, set in Scotland and on the Balearic island of Majorca. It's a book of romance and relationship choices interwoven with deeper contemporary topics.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Review: Sacramento Ballet raises the bar (platform) with 'Carmina Burana' Special

Sacramento - The Mar. 27th opening night performance of the Sacramento Ballet's “Carmina Burana” was nothing short of a mind-blowing, mind-altering, jaw-dropping display of movement, physicality, beauty, color, talent, and finally tuned choreography.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy

New Canadian Author Salutes Sherlock Holmes Special

Fans of mystery fiction have a new hero to investigate: Portia Adams. Created by ex-CBC producer Angela Misri, Jewel Of The Thames (Fierce Ink) pays tribute to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle while being infused with a deep love of history and character.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Artist makes sculptures out of old wrenches

Boort - Meet John Piccoli, also known as "the Spanner Man." He's a metal working sculptor, but doesn't work with just any metal. His medium? Old, rusty wrenches.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Theatre group to fly its freak flag

Edmonton - A theatre company is challenging the notion of public acceptability with an onstage chronicle of women who may otherwise be considered monsters.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Bartlett Gallery hosts reception for Mendelson Joe exhibition Special

Caledon - This month, the Bartlett Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, Ontario hosts Out of the Cage, an exhibition of 25 paintings by Mendelson Joe.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen
 

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