Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Modigliani painting fetches $157M at auction

A painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman has sold for over $157 million US at an auction in Manhattan....

Montreal-based Oji-Cree artist’s work confronts trauma of residential schools

Oji-Cree artist Lara Kramer fuses performance art, photography and artifacts in her show which opens Thursday at MAI and runs until June...

Jann Arden apologizes for ‘tar sands’ tweet, while Fort McMurray concert sells out

Calgary-born singer Jann Arden is apologizing for a tweet she posted in 2016 calling out the environmental record of the oilsands. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/jann-arden-apologizes-for-tar-sands-tweet-while-fort-mcmurray-concert-sells-out-1.4662564?cmp=rss

Why this best-selling author used fantasy to tell the story of sexual assault

The idea for B.C.-based author Rachel Hartman's latest fantasy novel, which looks at consent and rape, was initiated by a community choir...

12-year-old fan who wowed Pink at concert says ‘nothing is impossible’

Victoria Anthony got to sing Pink's song to her at the pop star's May 12 concert in Vancouver. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/12-year-old-fan-who-wowed-pink-at-concert-says-nothing-is-impossible-1.4662144?cmp=rss

Indigenous women’s art displayed on billboards across Canada

From June until August, the Resilience Project is putting the work of 50 Indigenous women artists on 167 billboards across the country...

Superman actress Margot Kidder dead at age 69

Superman actress Margot Kidder, born in Yellowknife, N.W.T., has died at age 69, according to her family. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/obit-kidder-margot-1.4662062?cmp=rss

DHX Media to cut its debt with money from Peanuts deal with Sony: CEO

DHX Media Ltd. says the sale of nearly half of its stake in the Peanuts entertainment business to a Sony Corp. division...

Cannes Film Fest leaders sign pledge to improve gender equality

The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and...

Drake is going on tour, with two dates in Toronto this August

Toronto hometown hero Drake is going on tour this summer, with stops in Toronto in early August. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/drake-on-tour-1.4661647?cmp=rss