Everyone has that one thing we really need out of a relationship — the surefire deal breaker. Sure, there are nice-to-haves, like a rich family and a flashy car, but in the end, we’re all willing to put up with a lot if certain key facets of the relationship are in place.
If you were watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, you might have taken in Lang Lang performing on a stunning nine-foot grand piano made of sparkling crystal. If you have a large screen TV, or saw other close-up footage, you might have noticed a detail that should have caught any Toronto music lover’s eye — the brand name of the piano was Heintzman. The piano was later auctioned off for $3.22 million, a record-setting price for a piano.
Complex rhythms and relentless grooves are what set music from the so-called golden era of Ethiopian jazz apart, and it’s that essential and even hypnotic energy that guitarist and composer Jay Danley captures in Ethio Jazz Volume One
In the wake of a provincial government let down, the Azrieli Foundation has thrown a lifeline to Sistema Toronto to the tune of $175,000. The funding was announced earlier this week, and comes in the form of a donation from the charitable organization.
When do you know that your relationship is past its due date? It may not be in-your-face obvious.
There are two people in me. I would like to be Maria, but there is the Callas that I have to live up to.
There was Maria, and there was Callas. Maria was the private woman, known only to a small circle of friends. The poised perfection that was Callas was the persona she gifted to her fans and the rest of the world. A fascinating portrait of both emerges in the new documentary Maria by Callas by French filmmaker Tom Volf which received its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018.
We catch up with the actor after the film made its North American premiere at TIFF.
When actor Stéphane Bak first got the script for The Mercy of the Jungle (La Miséricorde de la Jungle), he knew there was one person he had to consult: his father. “My dad did school me about this,” he says. While Bak was born and raised in France, his parents had emigrated from what was then Zaire in the 1980s—before the events of the movie, and not exactly in the same area, but close enough to be able to pass on firsthand knowledge of the simmering ethnic tensions that underpin the action.