Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District,...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first,...

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District, from June 27 – July 16, 2022. The Distillery Historic District transforms into a...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for a fully-curated evening of art, music and food celebrating the collective's debut album. Experience the best in...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first, we need to take a look at what makes a Film Festival come to life.

Music in the Gardens with Arcady

Diana Di Mauro will be performing By The Roadside, a set of 5 Miniatures based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, and composed by Ronald Beckett at Music in the Gardens with Arcady on September 12. The song cycle...

Horror Films, Women in Film and Baba Yaga with @konstantina.mantelos

Konstantina Mantelos joins Diana Di Mauro to talk about acting in a hopeful horror film, heading up a film production company and flipping the narrative on Baba Yaga and the witch in the woods. Anything...

7 Artists Illustrate Couture for Vogue

Stunning drawings from the classic world of fashion illustration.

Current Mood: Angélique Kidjo

Music is a gift of comfort; of connection. Music creates a space for acceptance, inspiration and strength. Most importantly, music heals. I think we all know this, even if only subconsciously. I know we...

Digital Festival O

Opera Philadelphia presents its first-ever digital festival this summer with free on-demand streams of past productions. Enjoy opera on the couch with their first-ever Digital Festival O, featuring streams of Denis & Katya, We Shall Not Be Moved, The Barber of Seville, Sky...

Meryl Streep on vocal stamina, studying opera and "just the breath"

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:20:52 -0800  Interview courtesy of NPRMeryl Streep: The Fresh Air InterviewMeryl Streep is...

COC 2012-2013 Season, with Heppner, Vargas and Egoyan

The Canadian Opera Company unveiled a stellar artistic line-up for its 2012/2013 season today at a press conference at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing...

Stephen Colbert sings with Placido Domingo

Talk about understanding where your target audience is. Placido Domingo was the special guest on yesterday's Colbert Report. Who knew Colbert knew so much about opera,...

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Gallery Hopping with the Google Art Project

I absolutely love visiting art galleries, and when I travel I make a point of exploring the artistic treasures hidden in local collections. On...

10 (Opera and Classical) Things To Do in Florence: July

It may be almost impossible to get away from the July heat in Florence (I've tried), but fortunately the incredible number of musical events...

Interview with Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss, Pt 3 of 3

In the third part of my interview with Mark S. Doss, I tried to have some fun with him, asking a series of short...

New Location, What Do You Think?

Hi everyone, I'm testing out a new site location and layout here... http://artlifeandstilettos.onsugar.com Please tell me what you think? Which site do you prefer?

Art Life and Stilettos is away until April

I am sorry that I haven't been able to update you on my journey across America, but don't worry Art Life and Stilettos will...

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Iris van Herpen’s Innovative Haute Couture Arrives at the High Museum of Art

Iris van Herpen, the visionary Dutch fashion designer and cutting-edge artist will be presenting an exhibition of technological haute couture at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Inspired by diverse influences in the arts, sciences, music and philosophy. Marking...

Music, Medicine and My Father

Book review of “The Hard Bargain: Music, Medicine and My Father (Richard Tucker, Opera Legend)” Authors David Tucker and Burton Spivak. Xlibris, 2018. By Diana Di Mauro

The Harlequin Salon

Tafelmusik hosts a musical party with glamorous musicians, a comedic servant and a good dose of artistic personality. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the...

The End of the Big American Voice

Anne Midgette wrote the New York Times article that opera enthusiasts often refer to when commenting on the decline of "the big voice." Her article mentioned problems in the structure of the university system which may...

FW17 Guo Pei & Caroline Scheufele

On July 2, 2017, at the prestigious hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Guo Pei presented her fourth Couture Collection, this time in collaboration with Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard. An homage to Haute...

What do Meghan Markle and Tosca have in common?

As we watched Meghan Markle walk down the aisle on Saturday in her chic Givenchy gown and gloriously expansive veil, my eye was perpetually drawn to her fresh brown eyes and impeccably refined and elegant...

7 Artists Illustrate Couture for Vogue

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Following the Footprints of trace, an Interview with Jeff Ho

Interview by Diana Di Mauro Last month I was invited to trace at Factory Theatre in downtown Toronto. It's a brand-new, one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by Jeff Ho, described as, “A painfully personal story of family and...

Kickass Comedy: An Interview with Matteo Lane

Interview by Diana Di Mauro This month JFL42, a Just for Laughs festival, arrives in Toronto. 42 hilarious, riveting and relevant comedians and 9 amazing headliners will be cracking people up over a 10-day period in Toronto. Every...

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Ten things to do in Toronto this weekend: November 18 to 20

PSYCHO Alfred Hitchcock's heartwarming story of a boy and his mother is one of the most legendary shockers of all time. Screening is part of...

What does opera in the age of Trumpism look like? #AtGBOUND

Toronto's acclaimed indie opera company Against the Grain Theatre present Kevin Lau’s newly commissioned opera BOUND v. 2 in a concert performance TORONTO – Against...

Tapestry Opera Gets Fucked Up

The latest in cross-genre musical collaborations is happening this weekend in Toronto. Get ready to head to the Distillery District and hear the Polaris Prize-winning punk...

Opera singing songwriter Ashleigh Semkiw goes Underground at The Drake

I know, I know, I've been on summer hiatus. Don't worry, I'll be filling you in on the Art Life and Stilettos summer transcontinental...