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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,...

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...

An evening with Maestro Stefano Montanari

Maestro Stefano Montanari is back in Toronto as guest conductor for Opera Atelier's latest production of Mozart’s sensuous, sexual rom-com Don Giovanni, and you are invited to...

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 answer questions....

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Soundstreams Encore launch party at Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:09:26 -0700 Rosemarie Umetsu and Diana Di Mauro - Photo by Enzo Di Mauro There are few things I love more than...

Ariadne auf Naxos at The Met

With Maestro James Levine cancelling performances (including his beloved Walküre, though that was due to illness NOT persistent back problems), pulling out of Tanglewood...

Interview with Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss, pt 1 of 3

After months of work, I'm finally ready to reveal the latest addition to Art Life and Stilettos. I will be featuring video interviews and...

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...

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Just for you, the best articles, ideas, and inspiration from around the web!   See you next week! xo, D

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Ten things to do in Toronto – Nov 3 to 6, 2011

1. OPERA AMERICA: IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHANIE BLYTHE Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed opera artists of our time. She has performed at major opera houses all over the world...

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Italian National Day: Castello Italia at Casa Loma 2018

  For four years now Casa Loma has been transformed into "Castello Italia" to celebrate Italian National Day, also known as la Festa della Repubblica,...

Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

Fashion's "Bad Boy" Alexander McQueen was found dead in his apartment yesterday, the apparent result of suicide.  McQueen was once chief designer at Givenchy,...

Sh*t Opera Singers Say

and without further ado, here is part 2 of Shit Opera Singers Say. Enjoy!  

Nixon in China, The Modern Opera That Could

Composer John Adams, speaking to Colin Eatock in a special interview for The Globe and Mail “Coming back to it now,” says Adams, “I’m astonished...

Concert in Memory of tenor Salvatore Licitra

Salvatore Licitra NYTimes Report of his death This concert will take place on October 31, 2011 at the Merkin Concert Hall, New York City. For more information...