Art With Heart

Art With Heart

TD Bank Group presents Art With Heart, the 23rd annual auction of contemporary Canadian art in support of inspired HIV/AIDS care at Casey House, taking place Tuesday October 18th at the AGO. The evening features a live and silent auction of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by some of this country’s foremost established and emerging artists, which kicks off with a preview reception. Scroll down for a sample of art from this event. It’s all in support of Casey House’s compassionate and holistic clinical care for people living with advanced HIV/AIDS. Art purchases support nursing and social work visits to clients in their homes, at shelters, or through outreach programs. A committee of passionate and knowledgeable volunteers from the art community has selected a diverse and stunning group of contemporary works. Fall in love with the collection at artwithheart.ca. Tickets are available online or by calling (416) 962-4040 – extension 232. Art With Heart 2016 is presented by TD Bank Group and sponsored in part by Urbacon, Monnet Design, and Toronto’s Only All Classical Station – The New Classical 96.3...
Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut: A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut: A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hitchcock/Truffaut A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox The title of senior TIFF senior programmer James Quandt’s dual retrospective on Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut is “Magnificent Obsessions,” an apt term to describe the two directors’ love of women, twisted plots, beautiful locations and, above all, cinema. At first glance, they seem like the oddest of couples: Hitchcock, the corpulent Brit, whose old-fashioned manners barely concealed his darkly comic sensibility, and Truffaut, the lithe Frenchman, solemn and discrete until emotions or thoughts would suddenly spring forth from him. But they were born storytellers, who delighted audiences for decades with such classics as Rear Window, Small Change, The Birds, The Bride Wore Black, Saboteur, The Story of Adele H. and The Lady Vanishes. This appreciation of the two directors and Quandt’s curation, comes slightly late as the series began on July 7. The good news is that there’s much more to see of the fine work created by these masters before the retrospective concludes on September 4. What brought the two together was an idea first proposed by Truffaut in the 1950s when he was a film critic, “la politique des auteurs.” In it, he stated that directors make films great, not producers or actors or writers or cinematographers. A revolutionary theory at the time, the idea of director as “auteur” grew throughout the Sixties until it absolutely dominated not just film criticism but also what discerning audiences grew to love in cinema. The rise of the New American Cinema, the filmmaking contingent that included Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, wouldn’t have happened without the auteur theory....
Summer 2016 at Harbourfront

Summer 2016 at Harbourfront

The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “Summer 2016 at Harbourfront”. There’s so much to do by the lake including the “Summer Music in the Garden” Concert Series at The Toronto Music  Garden, weekly free Festivals, “Free Flicks” on Wednesdays…Toronto’s Cinema on the waterfront, Dancing on the Pier on Thursdays and so much more for the entire family. For a complete schedule of events go...
Far From True

Far From True

From the Canadian king of suspense, Linwood Barclay, comes this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a startling twist. Far From True is the perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. For more info...
Penguin Random House Book Club: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Penguin Random House Book Club: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

If you’re a fan of Chris Cleave’s past novels, including the phenomenal bestseller Little Bee, you’ll be happy to know that the author is back, with a fantastic work of historical fiction set in WWII. Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage. If you read and loved the novel Little Bee, we’ve got your next read picked out for...