1. A Week in Headlines

    TORONTO

    • David Mirvish named University of Guelph chancellor [CityTV]
    • CBC enters digital-music arena [Globe & Mail]
    • Migrating Landscapes brings wood city to Toronto [blogTO]
    • Brad Pitt, is that you? Toronto’s Entertainment District is full of surprises, which is part of the fun of living here [National Post]
    • Starving artists gather for food and performance [Inside Toronto]
    • War of 1812 art installation planned [Metro]
    • ‘Without Whitney Houston, there is no Jully Black:’ Canada’s R&B stars reflect on singer’s passing [National Post]
    • Book of Negroes becomes musical event [CBC]
    • A Shot of Culture for a Redeveloping Community [Torontoist]
    • CFL Grey Cup week: zip lines, concerts, tailgating and, oh yes, the game [The Star]
    • Social Media Week Toronto 2012 [blogTO]
    • Black History Month: Black leaders in Toronto select trailblazers worthy of street name [The Star]

    OTTAWA

    compiled by Hillary Lutes
     

  2. A Week in Headlines

    TORONTO

    • The Juno Awards: A close look at this year’s nominees [National Post]
    • Get ready, Canada: The Clock is about to start ticking [Globe & Mail]
    • Art with heart: Toronto welcomes Condé and Beveridge back [The Star]
    • Hanson go from MMMBop to veterans of pop [National Post]
    • The Seventh Art’s Chris Heron [A.V. Club]
    • Dufferin Underpass finally set to get public artwork [blogTO]

    OTTAWA

    • Ottawa welcomes the Junos with art exhibits and a celebrity basketball game [Ottawa Citizen]
    • City lays off theatre artistic producer [CBC]
    • An arts plan for Ottawa [Ottawa Citizen]
    • Selling art online—does it work? [Ottawa Citizen]
    • Blizzart blankets Winterlude with art [Ottawa Citizen]

    NATIONAL

    • Madonna to charge for Plains of Abraham show [CBC]
    • National Ballet brings back Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [The Star]
    • Medal award kickstarts Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Canada [Montreal Gazette]

    Compiled by Hillary Lutes.

     

  3. A Week in Headlines

    TORONTO

    • The Artists’ Soup Kitchen Feeds the Body and Soul [Torontoist]
    • Jeff Smith, Guy Delisle, Alison Bechdel attending Toronto Comic Arts Festival [National Post]
    • Gary Taxali brings joy and style to the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2012 celebratory coin series [National Post]
    • Rob Ford: The Opera has packed crowd roaring with laughter [Toronto Star]
    • Theatre 20 announces inaugural season [Globe & Mail]
    • New DiverseCity leaders ready to make their mark [Toronto Star]
    • Filmmaker Egoyan helms first play in Canada since ’89 [Canadian Press]
    • Extra, Extra: Land Donated for Massey Hall Expansion and Exciting Announcements from TCAF [Torontoist]

    OTTAWA

    NATIONAL

    • Oscars race led by Hugo, The Artist [CBC]

    compiled by Hillary Lutes

    (Source: canculture.com)

     

  4. A Week in Headlines

    TORONTO

    • Christian Marclay’s The Clock exhibit coming to Toronto’s Power Plant [The Star]
    • Toronto budget: Arts funding won’t be cut [The Star]
    • Opening of specialized schools reignites fairness debate [Globe & Mail]
    • Toronto lags in municipal funding for the arts [Globe & Mail]

    OTTAWA

    • Public board seeking arts education suggestions [Ottawa Citizen]
    • MoneyJunk nabs 3 prizes at Maple Blues Awards [CBC]
    • Ottawa arts funding rose under O’Brien [CBC]
    • Concert hall back on arts agenda [Ottawa Citizen]

    NATIONAL

    • Genie Awards: Cronenberg, Jean-Marc Valee score top nominations [National Post]

    Compiled by Hillary Lutes

     

  5. A Week in Headlines

    Toronto

    Arts cuts could cause economic ‘tailspin’: councilor [The Star]

    The L.A. Complex is sexy, smart & Canadian-made [National Post]

    Beloved school arts program could close over ‘equity’ [The Star]

    Walrus magazine branches out into television [Globe & Mail]

    Toronto Type Books’ video shows the Joy of Books, goes viral [The Star]

    TIFF working on Cronenberg computer game [Globe & Mail]

    Charles Taylor Prize shortlists Everest examination, tree-planting tale [CBC]

    Toronto bakery owner mistaken for Radiohead [CBC]

    Drake opts for sweaters over swagger [Maclean’s]

    Ottawa

    Feds hire consultant to inject war into Canada Day bash [CTV]

    An Ottawa-style Nuit Blanche [Ottawa Citizen]

    The artful dodger [Ottawa Citizen]

    City seeks Arts Court tower input [Ottawa Citizen]

    National

    Did you know Big Buck Magazine is getting your bucks? [Ottawa Citizen]

    Compiled by Hillary Lutes.

    (Source: canculture.com)

     
  6. It seems more and more tents have been popping up in Confederation park since Occupy Ottawa began in October. Here’s a quick round up of what’s happened since.

    Selected Reading:

    Compiled by Alex Nursall. Illustration by Carolyn Frank.

     

  7. A Week in Headlines

    Toronto

    • Shot of Art: upArt Contemporary Art Fair [BlogTO]
    • Why it won’t be easy to watch the Giller live [Toronto Star]

    Ottawa

    National

    • Arts giving: A big-money game [Globe & Mail]
    • Nunavut heritage centre put on hold [CBC]
    • Ottawa withdraws planned funds for Royal Alberta Museum [Globe & Mail]

    (Source: canculture.com)

     

  8. A Week in Headlines

    Toronto

    • Mayor Rob Ford a no-show at annual Mayor’s Arts Awards lunch [Globe & Mail]
    • House OF Rufus [National Post]
    • Queer filmmaker scoops Mayor’s Arts award [Xtra]
    • ImagineNATIVE 2011: Long Goodbyes [CBC]
    • Mayor Ford opposes shark fin ban [National Post]
    • Things that go right in Toronto [Globe & Mail]

    Ottawa

    National

    • Canada in Concert [CBC]
    compiled by Hillary Lutes

    (Source: canculture.com)

     

  9. A Week in Headlines

    Toronto

    • Beauty and the Beast heads back to Toronto [CBC]

    • Monaco’s royal newlyweds coming to Toronto [Globe & Mail]

    • Toronto artists Giroux and Young win Sobey Award [Globe & Mail]

    • Buffy Sainte-Marie is where she belongs [National Post]

    • Say goodbye to the Good Bike Project [Blog TO]

    • All the city’s a stage [Toronto Star]

    • Chagall reframed: AGO casts painter in a new light [Globe & Mail]

      Voices from ‘OccupyTO’: Why they’re protesting [Toronto Star]

    Ottawa

    National

    • Who will pay for these statues of Jack Layton? [Macleans]

    • Rick Mercer to receive ACTRA honour [CBC]

    • Battle for cultural supremacy ends in a draw [Globe & Mail]

    Compiled by Hillary Lutes

    (Source: canculture.com)

     

  10. A Week in Headlines

    Toronto

    The plot thickens as Toronto city council seeks to unload theatres [Globe & Mail]

    Toronto Reel Asian filmfest unveils lineup, expansion [National Post]

    Take your seat for Mayor’s arts follies [Toronto Star]

    City’s future linked to creative clusters [Toronto Star]

    Feist brings new album home with intimate Toronto show [Globe & Mail]

    Awards honour cold but funny Canucks [Toronto Star]

    Ottawa

    Six Ottawa writers up for GG literary awards [Ottawa Citizen]

    Carleton Takes Two Art Gallery Awards [Ottawa Citizen] (Not to be biased or anything [okay, totally being biased] but the CUAG totally deserves this. If you’re in the Ottawa area, have you been there lately? If not, you should go because a) it’s free and b) for a small gallery, they show great stuff [like some Edward Burtynsky photographs two years ago]).

    National

    History goes to head of the Heritage class [Globe & Mail]