Austra and Rufus Wainwright bring enormous talent to an intimate setting at Canadian Opera Company's Operanation 8: A Muse Ball on Oct. 21

One of the best galas in the city, the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Operanation fundraiser is the kind of party you’ll be talking about for months afterward. Last year, we enjoyed an intimate performance from Broken Social Scene. This year, Toronto’s Polaris-nominated Austra will join Rufus Wainwright as the entertainment-fitting, since Austra singer Katie Stelmanis… Read More »

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Montreal Hit List: Fête St-Jean Festivities (including free outdoor Rufus and Martha Wainwright concerts!), Art Exhibits Galore, Handsome Furs Album Launch & Prince!

La Fête Nationale aka la Saint Jean, Fête St Jean Baptiste, marks the birthday and/or beheading of Quebec’s ill-fated patron saint, St John the Baptist. According to tradition, the first North American St-Jean celebrations occurred on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River on the evening of June 23, 1636 with a bonfire and five… Read More »

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Celebrate Luminato 2010 with Free Screenings of Cult Kids Films, $5 Food, Insomniac Symphonies, The Opera, and John Malkovich

Travel to 1970’s Paris with Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, the opera by the wonderful Rufus Wainwright, premieres in North America with this Luminato production. Telling the tale of a fallen diva who, following a romantic re-birth, contemplates returning to the stage, this is bound to be one of the most talked-about events at the… Read More »

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