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A new so-called “Wonder Piano” has been unveiled by its inventor in Budapest, Hungary and is claimed to be the next step in piano design, using carbon composite technology instead of wood for its soundboard.

Review: BOOM delivers riveting 4-D theatre experience Special

With 26 songs, 100 voices in 100 minutes and spanning a 25-year time period from 1945 to 1969, it is easy to see why this show is called “BOOM.”

The Canadian Opera Company balances old and new Special

The Canadian Opera Company moves into daring territory with its 2015-2016 season, announced this past week. A mix of old favorites and new works dominates a season characterized by bold new choices and old favorites.

RBC Taylor Prize announces short list Special

In light of recent events in Paris the importance of non-fiction writing has never been more important. Writers who bring truth to the global scope at times risk their very lives in order for voices to be heard.

Author of 'Milk & Honey' speaks at official book launch Special

A year ago, Rupi Kaur never thought her words and drawings would be turned into a book of prose, she told an audience who came to see her at the official launch of 'Milk and Honey: A Journey of Healing Through Poetry,' in Brampton.

Interview: Kerry O’Brien — Leading Australian journalist Special

Kerry O’Brien has worked in the field of journalism for nearly 50 years, and has interviewed Barak Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Australian screen legend Rod Taylor passes away in LA home

Legendary Australian actor Rod Taylor has died in the early hours of the morning in Los Angeles following a heart attack.

Inspirational artwork in tribute to Paris victims not by Banksy

Social media accounts linked to the enigmatic street artist Banksy posted a touching tribute to the 12 people killed by Islamist terrorists in Paris on Wednesday.

Review: Patricia Wilson — Painting houses and little critters Special

Australian artist Patricia Wilson first picked up a paint brush at the age of 60, and has already won a significant regional award and a commission.

Review: Britain's leading ancient scholar re-introduces those Greeks Special

Every so often a teacher is able to reach students and inspire them to look at a subject a bit more closely or in an entirely new way. It seems a London professor has done just that, presented a very familiar subject in a fresh approach.

Jazz star Buddy DeFranco has died

Buddy DeFranco, the jazz clarinet maestro, who played with Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday and who was a member of the American Jazz Hall of Fame, has died aged 91.

Japan charges 'vagina artist' Megumi Igarashi with obscenity

A Japanese woman who uses 3D printing to create works of art shaped like her vagina has been charged with distributing obscene data in a case that has sparked widespread debate about freedom of expression and censorship.

Op-Ed: David Mamet Play to premiere at Theater Rhino, San Francisco Special

There is something about a David Mamet play that pulls at people's heart-strings and challenges the thoughts of many minds not only in the audience but also for the actors.

Op-Ed: The future of theatre: Is this the final curtain call?

In 2014, just how relevant is theatre? In London audiences have been falling gradually for the past few years, but away from the capital the decline is even more marked. So what's causing these slumps? And is this really the end of theatre as we know it?

Review: 'The Nutcracker' shines and shimmers in Toronto Special

Wonder, whimsy, delight, and fantasy — The National Ballet of Canada’s annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is sheer delight. The production retains its splendor and beauty close to two decades years after making its debut.

'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

"The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

Op-Ed: World record photo sold for US $6.5 million, critics upset

Australian photographer Peter Lik has sold the most expensive photo of all time, at a hefty $6.5 million for a black and white painting called The Phantom. Critics and some former associates are howling.

MSV in Winchester presents 'Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art' Special

Northern Virginia is full of things to see and do and Winchester is no exception. A great museum to check out is the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Lots of art and history to see here.

Op-Ed: New novel is compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder's books Special

To the delight of novelist, Martha Conway, her latest work, "Thieving Forest" was well-recieved at its launch book-signing and reading event at Booksmith bookshop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District this past Nov. 11.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.
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