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Musicals To See This Spring

We are lucky to live in a city that fully embraces the theatre and Toronto has been home to some amazing productions. Musicals, in particular, tell stories through song and can either bring books and movies to life or inspire them. From love stories to comedies to dramas, musicals can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Read on for some must-see musicals this spring.

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New Spring 2017 Art Exhibits To Catch Now In Toronto

Since Toronto is recognized for being a cultural mosaic, it’s no surprise that the city is full of talented and diverse artists. As art comes in many different forms and mediums, there is no shortage of exhibits to explore. While more prestigious galleries such as the Art Gallery of Ontario may be best known, it’s often more intimate and independent venues which are hidden gems among the creative community.

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Inspirational Reads To Pick Up This Spring

For avid readers who are craving inspiration as we head into a new season, Spring 2017 is a perfect time to pick up a new motivational read. Whether you want to make more time for yourself or start taking steps toward your dream career, inspiring non-fiction titles just may be your solution. We’ve curated a few key titles to add to your bookshelf now.

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Visit The ROM On Friday Nights For An Evening Of Entertainment

The museum is probably the last place you’d think of going for a Friday night full of music, food, drinks and entertainment, but for the past couple of years The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has quickly become a hot entertainment spot in the city. It’s continued this winter, with ROM Winter Fridays, but if you are planning on going you’ll need to go soon as the current round of Friday shows ends on March 17th.

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Top 5 Acts To Still Catch At The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

he Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival has been running now for 10 strong years, attracting talent from across North America. While the festival might have started last week on March 1st, there is still plenty of good comedy to still catch. The event runs until March 12th, and we took a look through the remaining shows and picked out our top five acts you don’t want to miss.

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Hot Spring 2017 Books For The Music Lover

If you’re a music junkie who is also an avid reader, Spring 2017 offers a perfect opportunity to sink your teeth into an invigorating new read. With this year marking the one year anniversary of Prince and David Bowie’s deaths, the season ahead features titles which commemorate their contributions to music. We’ve curated four tomes which just may find a new place on your bookshelf this season.

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New Celebrity Biographies For March 2017

If you’re dreaming of fame yourself and hunting for the perfect inspiring read to keep you motivated well into spring, a number of celebrity biographies hit the shelves this month. From words of wisdom to success stories, March offers an opportunity to learn more about your favourite stars.

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Toronto Latte Artist Brian Leonard Spills On His Signature Creations

While countless folks may count on the occasional cup of coffee to keep them energized during a stressful day, Brian Leonard regards the substance as art. More specifically, the Toronto-based artist (who is affectionately known as Barista Brian to his fans) creates intricate designs inside lattes. Intrigued by his unusual art form, Real Style spoke to Leonard about his inspiration and creative role models.

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Canadian Engraver And Artist Warren Smith Discusses His Designs And Creative Icons

As a Canadian hand engraver, Okanagan, British Columbia-based Warren Smith is a self-taught artist who gathers his inspiration from the country’s rich First Nations cultures. Smith, who engraves everything from jewellery to handmade Haida art, spoke to Real Style about his artistic process.

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Hot New Health And Diet Books For Winter 2017

If your New Year’s Resolution for 2017 involves staying fit and healthy, you’re probably searching for inspiration to stay motivated. Luckily, an inspiring read can help you stay focused and on track as you turn your resolution into reality. We’ve compiled a few new health and fitness titles to help you achieve a better lifestyle this year.

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Exciting New Fiction Releases For Winter 2017

With winds howling and the snow gradually falling, bookworms across Canada will be tempted to stay indoors and avoid the elements. If your weekend plans for the winter involve cuddling up in front of the fireplace with a new read, you’re in luck. From tales of suspense to chick lit, we’ve compiled our favourite hot fiction releases for the season ahead.

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Vancouver’s 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Runs Until February 5

For Canadian arts lovers who are currently in Van City, Vancouver’s annual PuSh Festival may be worth a visit. The performing arts festival, which was launched in 2003, officially opened on January 16 and runs until February 5 this year.

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Strut Into 2017 With These Brand New Fashion Books

With dropping temperatures, it’s tempting to curl up by the fireplace with a warm drink and a book which can offer you sartorial inspiration all season long. Just in time for another year of fashion trends and hot new releases, we’ve rounded up a few promising titles to satisfy your inner style queen.

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Canadian Opera Productions Opening This Month

Though we are at the start of a new year, Canada’s major opera companies are only half way through their yearly season. This January, companies across the country will launch their new productions. From traditional reproductions of 1700s classics to unique interpretations of Shakespearean plays, January marks an exciting time in the Canadian opera scene.

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Upcoming Canadian Art Exhibitions To Watch For

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the colours of Chagall or consider the relationship between time and photography, there has never been a better time to be an art lover in Canada. Here are some of the most exciting art exhibitions hitting Canada over the next few months.

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