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The dance work 'Nijinsky' reflects its titular subject: it is brilliant, overwhelming, troubled, dazzling, profound. The National Ballet of Canada's production is a showcase for both incredible dancing and profound, heart-rending drama.

Review: Author of family memoir deeply moved by show of support Special

Local author and longtime Sonoma Valley Broker/Realtor, Catherine Sevenau, was deeply moved by the friends and family that showed up at her book reading and signing event on Nov. 13 at Readers' Books in Sonoma.

Tackling a giant of the dance world Special

Embodying one of the most famous dancers in history is scary — but American-born, Toronto-based dancer Skylar Campbell doesn’t let the fear get to him: "I'm letting the experience kind of take me over."

Review: Opening night for Cult Classics Group show at Hashtag Gallery Special

Opening Night for Cult Classics art show at Hashtag Gallery was Thurs Nov 6th 2014. This event will long be remembered as one of the most successful art exhibitions ever hosted at the venue — perhaps because it was both a group display, and a competitio

Shakespeare's Globe launches on-demand video service

If you've ever had a hankering for some high Shakespearean drama but don't want to leave your home, Shakespeare's Globe has a solution — a new on-demand video service.

Art of Gothic book launch in London Special

The Art of Gothic is a new book by author and broadcaster Natasha Scharf. The book was launched on Halloween at a special event at the British Library in London. Digital Journal was in attendance.

Op-Ed: Meet 2014's best new pulp author, Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. Special

The road from childhood passion to accomplished writer is often fraught with potholes and learning curves, yet with perseverance and dedication it may just lead to the stars. Or beyond.

Review: E-book explores the Occupation through literary words and worlds Special

The e-book Song of the Caged Bird by Marcello Di Cintio is an exploration of the Palestinian Occupation through the words of literature.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

'Lost' Malcolm Lowry novel published

A recently discovered "Lost" novel by British author Malcolm Lowry has been published. The manuscript was written over seventy years ago.

William Morris inspires video game

The work of the Victorian artist William Morris, nowadays more commonly associated with expensive wallpaper, has become the theme of a new computer game in produced association with London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Inside the production and direction of 'Flak House: The Musical' Special

The lives of World War II continue to inspire books, films, and theatre. “Flak House” is a new musical, now playing in New York, which portrays the live of young men fighting the war against the Nazis in the ‘40s.

Review: New Book about the Crusades & Queen Melisende will amaze & dismay Special

Obscure figures like Hatshepsut come to this reporter's mind when hearing about the forgotten Queen Melisende who ruled over Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153. Little known and often purposely ignored by some of the chroniclers of the time,

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Op-Ed: Studio 35 where artists of the canvas and of the page converge Special

There's that old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Words and images often go together so it is no surprise that Studio 35 would have a poetry reading on Oct. 10 to compliment its art display.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

Poet Shane Koyczan releases video 'Shoulders' on treasuring Earth

British Columbian poet Shane Koyczan has released a new poem-video on YouTube, written for The David Suzuki Foundation as part of the environmentalist's Blue Dot Tour, where Koyczan shared the stage with The Barenaked Ladies, Stephen Lewis and more.

Review: Ohio's swamps are setting for new novel by San Francisco writer Special

From the view of today's urban landscape its hard to imagine a swamp land once existed in a place like Ohio. Impressive cities like Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati say little about a rural past.

Review: The Five & the Prophecy of Prana Special

Set in modern Tokyo, "The Five and the Prophecy of Prana" is an extraordinary festival of dance, drama, manga art and cutting hip-hop. The show has been playing at The Barbican in London.

Sex, drink, food, and trouble: Verdi's Falstaff lives large Special

Canadian opera singer Gerald Finley says the timing’s right to make his debut as one of opera’s biggest and most beloved party boys.

Video: Marvellous arrangements of single-cell aquatic organisms

Diatom specialist Klaus Kemp arranges unicellular algae into complex patterns only visible under magnification.The technique dating from the Victorian era mixes science and art to reveal the astounding beauty of some of the smallest organisms on Earth.

Ancient textile art pieces returned to Peru from Sweden

Peru's National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History will display until October 12 a priceless mantle recovered from Gothenburg, Sweden. This textile piece ascribed to the Paracas culture is almost 2,000 years old and is in perfect condition.

Missing Mozart sonata discovered by accident

A Hungarian scholar has accidentally come across an original score by Mozart which had been thought lost since the maestro wrote it in the 18th Century.

Op-Ed: Not the voice of my generation: Lena Dunham's shameful faux pas

Lena Dunham, the self proclaimed "voice of her generation," is on a roll with her new book, "Not That Kind of Girl," which is going on tour with various opening acts...and people quickly grew upset when it turned out the artists were not being paid.

Job Carr Cabin's Pioneer Days preserves history and educates kids Special

Pioneer Days at the Job Carr Cabin Museum at Old Town Park in Tacoma celebrates the birth of a city while providing entertainment and education to families.
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