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...

Art Life and Stilettos is back home after getting her kicks on Route 66

After weeks of exploring America, Art Life and Stilettos is finally back home. I spent the good part of two weeks on the great American road...

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 trek in...

Tony Awards 2014: Highlights and Performances

Host Hugh Jackman (C) onstage during the 2014 Tony Awards. Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesThe 68th Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held this past weekend at Radio...

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13 (Opera and Classical) Things To Do in Florence: October

There are a ton of things to do in October in Florence, as it is a huge month for classical music. Most companies and...

No Replacement Named as Cerny Steps Down from Calgary Opera

August 27, 2018 (Calgary, Alberta) – Calgary Opera announced today that General Director & CEO Dr. Keith Cerny will step down from the organization...

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?

Dudamel is a “Duracell Plus”

Watching Gustavo Dudamel work with an orchestra is such a pleasure. He's young, enthusiastic, and he knows his music. He knows exactly what he...

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...

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Hadrian: An Ancient Rulebreaker

The Canadian Opera Company premieres An Opera For Our Time The Canadian Opera Company took a exciting risk by commissioning an opera from Rufus Wainwright about the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, and one of...

An Unsafe Space takes your bias and stuffs it

What happens when a push for social justice, and comedic one-liners tips the scales so far that liberalism becomes equated with conformity and close-mindedness? Have the snowflakes or the capitalists taken over? Is...

Streaming Now: National Theatre presents “This House”

Since quarantine began, London's National Theatre has been streaming some of their top productions for free on YouTube. Every week there is a new offer, and this week, couch-bound audiences are being served...

The Films of Luchino Visconti” Retrospective at TIFF

Luchino Visconti (di Mondrone) is an Italian film, opera and theatre director and screenwriter. He was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan and is a direct descendant of the Visconti of Milan. The Visconti...

Giuseppe Verdi 200: your interactive guide

 Verdi just turned 200, and to celebrate the region of Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Parma, Italy, have created a beautiful website dedicated to the genius that is Giuseppe Verdi. Here you can find biographies,...

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...

Diana Damrau celebrates Franz Liszt

This week we're celebrating the birth of a brilliant composer, a virtuosic pianist who has made history for both his music and for the size of his huge hands and feet.Happy Birthday, Franz Liszt! What...

8 (Opera and Classical) Things to Do: October

  1. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Canadian Opera Company: Free Lunchtime Concert The Best of Rossini Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio VOCAL SERIES Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio present a show-stopping program of works by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini,...

Rustic Charm at Symphony in the Barn

  Concerts within the setting of a living farm, where chickens lay their eggs and horses graze, give a completely different ambiance to what culture is all about; AGRI-Culture." — Michael Schmidt, Founder & Co-Artistic Director   Every once and...

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Patrice Chéreau, Obituary

Patrice Chéreau, groundbreaking opera and film director, died of cancer on October 7, 2013. He was 68 years old. Chéreau is the French theatre director...

Victoria’s Secret to eating cupcakes and keeping ice in your skivvies

Only in the dream-o-sphere that is the Victoria's Secret fashion show can anyone get away with wearing a three million dollar diamond fantasy bra....

Ten (classical and opera) things to see in Toronto this weekend

1. Mariinsky Orchestra, VALERY GERGIEV, conductor 
ALEXANDER TORADZE, piano The legendary Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg, established over 200 years ago, is “the world’s first...

Ben Heppner withdraws from The Met’s Ring Cycle

What is going on with our beloved Ben Heppner? According to John Terauds at the Toronto Star, and the CBC our Canadian boy is...

Creatives in Toronto: October Events

Here is my round-up of events, opportunities, workshops and performances that may be of interest to the Creatives in Toronto community. Interested in finding...