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JANE COOP: MAJOR CANADIAN PIANIST PRESENTS MASTERCLASS (JULY 30), CONCERT (AUGUST 2), AND HEADLINES TRIBUTE TO LEGEND ANTON KUERTI (AUGUST 3) AT THE TORONTO SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JANE COOP: I have spent my entire adult life trying to improve both … Continue reading

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KAREN VILLANUEVA: NEW MEXICO PUBLICIST, AWARDED BY THE NEW MEXICO BOOK ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW MEXICO BOOK COOP, DECLARES “I DO SO HATE PLATITUDES AND MEANINGLESS THROW AWAY LINES PEOPLE USE INSTEAD OF PUTTING IN THE EFFORT TO ACTUALLY PONDER A PROBLEM OR DILEMMA’…. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? KAREN VILLANUEVA: Brought intangibles together leading to tangible results. JS: What important beliefs … Continue reading

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HELENA K COSENTINO WHOSE ONE-WOMAN SHOW “GILDA: A TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED COMEDIENNE GILDA RADNER” COMES TO HAMILTON FRINGE FROM JULY 20 TO JULY 30, 2017, DECLARES, “EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, I HAVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH GILDA.” …A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

Manon Halliburton Photography JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? HELENA K COSENTINO: Helena is a performer, director and Theatre … Continue reading

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ELLEN S. JAFFE: “CREATIVITY CAN OFTEN HELP US DEFINE THE NUANCES OF OUR LIVES, BOTH THE ORDINARY AND THE EXTREME” DECLARES THE POET, AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT, TEACHER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AND SHAMANIC HEALER – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? ELLEN S. JAFFE: I write poetry, fiction and other prose, and plays, some … Continue reading

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JONATHAN CROW: “MUSIC IS A VERY DIFFICULT MIX BETWEEN STRIVING FOR PERFECTION AND ACCEPTING HUMAN WEAKNESS” STATES THE CONCERTMASTER OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL (JULY 13-AUGUST 5, 2017)

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JONATHAN CROW: I would hope that my contribution to the arts inspires young … Continue reading

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CLAUDIA MOORE: AN INFLUENTIAL PILLAR OF MODERN DANCE DECLARES “I TRY NOT TO EXPRESS, BUT RATHER TO EXPOSE THE MYSTERY OF MY LIFE ON EARTH THAT LIVES IN MY BONES, MUSCLES AND SKIN”. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

Photo by David Hou JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? CLAUDIA MOORE: Dance X 50! I dance. From my … Continue reading

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TOM PARKER OF COLONEL TOM & THE AMERICAN POUR DECLARES “SO MUCH OF CONTEMPORARY POP CULTURE IS MEDIOCRE AND BASED ON MARKET RESEARCH RATHER THAN ART. DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT HAS A VERY DEEP SOUL TO ME – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? TOM PARKER: Tom Parker is a Toronto-based traditional country music singer, songwriter, educator … Continue reading

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LORI YATES: SINGER-SONGWRITER NOTES THAT “MUSICIANS THESE DAYS MUST BE THEIR OWN AGENT, MANAGER, RECORD COMPANY, PUBLICIST, WEB SITE DESIGNER, POSTER DESIGNER” – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? LORI YATES: Singer, songwriter, creative spirit, writer, photographer, promoter. JS: What important beliefs … Continue reading

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DAVID LEE: BASS PLAYER, PUBLISHER, AUTHOR, JAZZ WRITER, RECORDING ARTIST, AND MUCH MORE: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? DAVID LEE: Born in Mission, B.C., after studies at UBC, in Toronto David … Continue reading

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DENISE GRANT: A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THIS CONVICTION: “PHOTOGRAPHING THE ESSENCE OF A PERSON IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING A PICTURE OF A BEAUTIFUL FACE” – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

James Strecker: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? Denise Grant: I have recorded the arts with photography for 40 years; from … Continue reading

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