Opening night of the O'Keefe Centre, 1960 - 2
October 1, 1960 – Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts opened with the premiere of Lerner and Loewe’s musical Camelot, starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet. The idea for a performing arts centre that could serve the needs of an increasingly dynamic city predates the building’s opening by almost 20 years. In […]

Today in Canadian History – October 1, 1960: Opening of ...

The rap veteran known as Dan-e-o owns a hallowed place in Canadian hip-hop history. It was back in 1996 when the Toronto-based artist delivered the hip-hop classic “Dear Hip Hop” off the Beat Factory label’s Rap Essentials Vol. One LP, a historic album that also featured soon-to-be big names such […]

URBAN/Intersection: Dan-e-o

The exciting thing about Canadian music lately is the surge of R&B/soul inspired artists popping up on the scene. Indeed, when it comes to the urban music landscape in this country, the future is indeed looking bright. Here are three Canadian artists that you should be keeping a close eye […]

URBAN/Intersection: Three Canadian Music Artists to Watch for in 2014

“Get ready for late nights! Great books abound among this year’s GG finalists and you won’t be able to put them down. Further proof of the prolific and potent Canadian literary scene.” – Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council for the […]

Canada Council for the Arts Announces Finalists for the 2013 ...

Within the past decade, Hamilton has redefined itself from an industrial city known for steel manufacturing to the premiere arts and culture hub west of Toronto, due largely to events like the Supercrawl. Now in its fifth year, Supercrawl is more than a mere art and music festival — it’s […]

Out of the Burbs | Hamilton Supercrawl (Hamilton, Ontario – ...

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist was announced this morning with artists vying for the $70,000 in prize money awarded annually.  The Sobey Art Award Shortlist is: • West Coast and the Yukon: Isabelle Pauwels • Prairies and the North: Mark Clintberg• Ontario: Duane Linklater • Quebec: Pascal Grandmaison • Atlantic: Tamara Henderson The “pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art,” the prize […]

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist Announced

GIVEAWAY! Guelph area friends! Love roller derby? Looking for some action on June 1st? Canada Arts Connect is giving away two tickets (possibly more) to the Royal City Roller Girls June 1st Home Opener at the Sleeman Centre! Enter by Thursday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. There are multiple ways to enter: 1) Leave a comment […]

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to the Royal City Roller Girls June 1st ...

By Terra Borody Shawney Cohen’s highly anticipated film The Manor kicked off the Hot Docs Festival at Bloor Cinema last Thursday night. The film paints a humble picture of Shawney’s personal life in Guelph, Ontario, where he helps with his family’s business: The Manor strip club and motel. The film begins […]

The Manor: Raw without the Raunch

Win 2 spots on the guestlist for FUNK FO YO FEET 2011 9TH ANNUAL POPPIN AND LOCKIN EVENT Saturday, September 3, 2011 – 1:00-7:30 pm – Toronto How to Enter: Step 1)  Follow @CANArtsConnect on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CANArtsConnect). Step 2)  Tweet: “I want to WIN the #CACcontest to FUNK FO YO FEET 9TH ANNUAL POPPIN AND LOCKIN EVENT […]

CONTEST: Win 2 Guestlist Spots for FUNK FO YO FEET ...

When it comes to arts and culture funding in Canada, it’s often a question of the ‘chicken or the egg’ variety – does the arts sector need government funding to grow or should the government encourage the industry to stand on its own two legs first for fear of ‘weakening’ […]

Fashion Design Non-Eligible For Government Grants

For the original article hosted at LoCity.ca, click HERE. Battle rap has long been ingrained within the hip-hop culture. Ever since Kool Moe Dee ethered Chief Rocker Busy Bee – just shy of two decades prior to the adoption of the “ether” terminology – the craft has seen a steady […]


Apologies owed for the late edition of volume 5. I have been transitioning into a new job which has taken up much of my free time. I gotta get my priorities straight! I mean, the six of you who comprise my entire audience have no doubt been aching for my […]

The @wreckedangle Weekly, Vol. V