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Hackers targeting NATO and U.S. military cyber-experts

Hackers backed by the military intelligence agency of Russia are apparently targeting security researchers with their latest campaign, which uses a document advertising a cybersecurity conference in Washington D.C. as the lure.

Review: A mixed bag at Daniel Lanois tribute concert Special

Toronto - Celebrities gathered in Toronto on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the music and career of Daniel Lanois. While there were beautiful sounds, there were also two clearly competing visions of musicality at work.

Two producers, one concert, many surprises Special

Toronto - Hal Willner is known for his creative music explorations, both on albums and live onstage. Having produced concerts honoring Neil Young, Harry Smith, and Leonard Cohen, Willner now turns his sights to award-winning musician/producer Daniel Lanois.

Toronto's Luminato Festival - June 6 to 15

Toronto - Luminato began in 2009 as a dream that each year Toronto would invite the world to join us in celebrating creativity. This year the festival once again delivers a fantastic mix of both emerging and established artists from near and far.

Bringing a robot romance to life Special

Toronto - DJ Kid Koala returns to the Luminato Festival in Toronto for a second consecutive year, this time with a live version of his graphic novel, 'Nufonia Must Fall.' The performance will integrate music, puppetry, and a live filming, projected for audiences.

'Canada's gallery' embraces its creative future Special

Toronto - The McMichael Gallery is home to some great artwork painted by the Canadian Group of Seven. It's broadened its scope with live music concerts, a photography exhibition, and an upcoming art installation with the former "Naomi Campbell of the art world."

'The Copycat Academy' at Luminato in Toronto

Toronto - The Copycat Academy takes the work and biography of an artist as the model for its curriculum. Over a one-week, intensive learning experience an artist’s method of production will be hijacked and subjected to a temporary parasitic inhabitation.

Luminato announces 'The Premiere Series' shows

Toronto - Toronto's annual celebration of all things arts, Luminato, has announced a new series of high-profile shows called the Premiere Series, featuring a tribute to legendary musician Daniel Lanois, a "wild" stage show by Isabella Rossellini and more.

Human claw game Stockpile evokes carnival nostalgia in Toronto Special

Toronto - A performance art installation at Toronto's Brookfield Place returns us to those carnival days where you'd try to fish out a toy from a glass box using a mechanical claw. This time, though, you can control a human instead of a robotic claw.

Kid Koala Rocks Luminato Special

Toronto - Along with cool beats and lush sounds, Canadian scratch DJ Kid Koala will be bringing something new to his Luminato Festival performances this coming weekend, incorporating scent into the live music experience.

Luminato Festival in full swing until June 19th in Toronto Special

Toronto - Now in its fifth year, Toronto's Luminato Festival combines performance, art, and culture within traditional venues and outdoor spaces. An electic variety of one time only exhibitions are offered throughout the city, many at no cost.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, City Councillor rename Metro Square Special

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that the city was renaming Metro Square in honour of Luminato founder David Pecaut. Standing alongside Pecaut's family, City Councillor Adam Vaughan thanked the mayor for this tribute.

Toronto's Luminato arts festival concludes with World Refugee Day Special

Toronto - The Toronto arts and creativity festival, Luminato, concluded its fourth annual event at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto. Luminato ended its event by commemorating World Refugee Day with music of immigrants who came to Canada.

Luminato continues at Queen's Park with 'Rock the Casbah' Special

Toronto - The fourth annual Luminato Toronto arts festival continued on Saturday with performances from musicians around the world, including Nigerian artist Tony Allen and Montreal Banjo player Karim Saada.

Toronto's Luminato officially begins its arts festival Special

Toronto - The fourth annual Luminato Festival of the Arts officially kicked at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square where live performances were held and public and private officials made speeches discussing the importance and success of the arts.

Toronto arts festival sets sights on record-breaking goals

Toronto’s third annual Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity is officially underway, featuring a lineup of world-class artists, musicians and performers event organizers hope will rival the festival’s success in previous years.

Luminato's Floaty Visual Art Leaves You Breathless

Spinning lights, black orbs, clothes hangers, buoys and massive horses suspended from the ceilings of Toronto buildings are just a few examples of visual art on display during Luminato, Toronto’s festival of arts and creativity.

Luminato Opens Its Doors to Show Toronto's Diversity

Chantal Kreviazuk, Gordie Sampson and Molly Johnson officially marked the opening of Luminato, a week-long Toronto festival of arts and creativity. The event is designed at promoting arts and culture.

See the World in a New Light - Luminato

Music, dance, visual arts, film, literature and theatre. All this and more as Toronto brings one of the biggest events of the summer to it's streets to celebrate the arts across the city.
 

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As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
Women pointing at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto s Brookfield Place
Women pointing at the Sargasso art exhibit in Toronto's Brookfield Place
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
Luminato paid tribute to the music and legacy of producer/musician Daniel Lanois in Toronto June 10t...
Luminato paid tribute to the music and legacy of producer/musician Daniel Lanois in Toronto June 10th.
Racheal McCaig via BroadwayWorld.com
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
Singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright performed a selection of original music by Daniel Lanois as well...
Singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright performed a selection of original music by Daniel Lanois as well as music he produced for other artists. She also paired with Lanois himself on a powerful version of "The Messenger", the first song on his 1993 album 'For the Beauty of Wynona.'
Racheal McCaig via BroadwayWorld.com
In putting the Lanois show together  Willner says “this is a challenge  the producer honouring ano...
In putting the Lanois show together, Willner says “this is a challenge, the producer honouring another producer. But how cool is that? Let’s have a go… there’s a chance it’ll be the greatest show you’ve ever seen, and there’s the chance it won’t work at all. There’s the danger aspect Safe, I’m always bored by.”
Adam Vollick
Willner s talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his you...
Willner's talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his youth. “I grew up at the tail-end of where that was very normal,” the 57 year-old producer says, “you know, let’s call it music-as-vaudeville, when records became an art form in the same way literature, and art, and movies were, and the variety shows on TV: you had Dr. John next to Miles Davis next to Buffalo Springfield.”
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Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris performed several numbers together during the tribute to Lanois at ...
Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris performed several numbers together during the tribute to Lanois at Massey Hall in Toronto.
Racheal McCaig via BroadwayWorld.com
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
Under a huge rain storm  music still played at Queen s Park as part of the Luminato arts festival.
Under a huge rain storm, music still played at Queen's Park as part of the Luminato arts festival.
As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Jully Black and her band perform two hit songs during the Luminato s opening festivities.
Jully Black and her band perform two hit songs during the Luminato's opening festivities.

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