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Maya Angelou honored with forever stamp by U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that beloved poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp. The details of the design and release date will be given out at a later date, according to the USPS.

Exhibit on Buddhist art from Myanmar opens in Asia Society

New York - The Asia Society will be displaying a series of sacred art pieces from Myanmar, for the first time ever on American soil. The exhibit titled "Buddhist Art of Myanmar" began on February 10 and will end on May 10.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Andy Warhol exhibit 'A Different Idea of Love' to visit Vancouver

Eighty works by avant-garde artist Andy Warhol are coming to Vancouver in March, to be exhibited all month long in a Yaletown warehouse. It's the first Warhol collection to come to the city since 2004 and the largest to come to Canada ever.

MALBA exhibition of Latin American art, Buenos Aires, Argentina Special

Buenos Aires - The city’s Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a place showing two parallel exhibitions of art: temporary - Antonio Berni’s “Juanito and Ramona” (until February 21) and permanent – “Latin American art of 20th century”.

Poppy artist reveals he received death threats over charities

Ceramics artist Paul Cummins, who created the field of red poppies at the Tower of London, revealed to the Sunday Times he received death threats after it was announced that some of the money from the sale of the poppies would go to military charities.

Review: O'Keefe's 'One Day In August' explains Dieppe Raid Special

On August 19, 1942 the shores of Dieppe, France saw 6,086 men from Canada, the UK and the United States storm the beach in a raid on the German occupied port. Within hours, 4,164 of those men lost their lives, were wounded or were captured.

Toronto's Artist Project celebrates its 8th year with a new show

Toronto - One of the largest art fairs in Toronto is the annual Artist Project, which kicks off with its annual Opening Night Party on February 19th. This is an unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 emerging and mid-career artists.

Rhubarb returns to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Toronto - The annual Rhubarb Festival kicked off this week for its 36th season. The event brings one of the most eclectic delivery of presentations to Toronto, featuring theatre, dance, and other forms of artistic expressions.

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' closes at Sackler Gallery

Washington D.c. - "Yoga: The Art of Transformation", a year-long exhibition featuring yogic artworks came to an end on February 12. The exhibition was organized by the Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Cezanne exhibition to open at The Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver - More than 50 works from the great Impressionist masters will be put on display by the prestigious Perlman collection, this February 14th at the Vancouver Art Gallery — something which has not happened in more than 50 years.

Review: 'The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times' Special

As the stigma of mental health is being lifted, books like 'The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times' by Barbara Taylor are important to understand how the fairly recent past treatment of the mentally ill has shaped our thinking.

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Tehran - After being expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil, Professor Azar Nafisi invites seven female students to her home every week to discuss books that have been banned by the Iranian regime.
 

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