Culture




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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Top Biographies And Memoirs of 2016

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Christmas present or an enthralling read for your own holiday downtime, this year’s selection of non-fiction works is one of the most diverse in recent years. Keep reading to check out our list of the most exciting biographies and memoirs of 2016.

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“Pinball Wizards & Blacklight Destroyers” Artist Donny Gillies Spills On His Passion For Pop Art

When one thinks of the name “Dirty Donny”, a soft-spoken creative soul is hardly the phrase which comes to mind. However, this is exactly what Ottawa-born and San Francisco-based artist Donny Gillies embodies. Real Style spoke to Gillies about transforming a childhood love of drawing into a successful career, his favourite creative influences and more.

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New Seasonal Cookbooks To Inspire Your Holiday Menu

This year, there are a number of new and exciting holiday cookbooks out that will walk you through every step of Christmas meal preparations. From books by esteemed chefs to food bloggers, here are some of the season’s most festive culinary reads.

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New Holiday Fiction Titles For The Bookworm

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many of us want nothing more than to curl up by the fire with a cup of tea and a new book. Lucky for us, there are a number of exciting new novels that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. We’ve rounded up the most promising Christmas themed releases to enjoy this holiday season.

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What To Do This Holiday Season In Toronto

This season, there are a number of exciting performances and activities in Toronto that are sure to get even the Scrooges and Grinches among us into the holiday spirit. Here are our top picks of Christmas inspired events taking place in the city.

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Christmas Concerts Across Canada This Season

From solo performances by acclaimed vocalists to grand productions by orchestras and choirs, there’s something for every music lover looking to get into the holiday spirit. Here is our roundup of the top Christmas concerts hitting Canadian stages this season.

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Canadian Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller Talks Manitobah Mukluks And Her Biggest Inspirations

s an accomplished Canadian athlete and activist, Waneek Horn-Miller was a member of the Canadian Olympic Water Polo team and has also been an outspoken survivor of the Oka Crisis. Horn-Miller, who currently serves as the director of the Storyboot School, sat down with Real Style to discuss her partnership with the Manitobah Mukluks.

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Mrs. Universe Winner Ashley Callingbull On Manitobah Mukluks And First Nations Culture

Recently, Real Style sat down with Mrs. Universe winner and actress Ashley Callingbull at the recent Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School at Toronto’ Bata Shoe Museum. Here’s what she had to say about winning Mrs. Universe, raising awareness through crafting mukluks and competing on The Amazing Race Canada.

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Top Cultural Events Coming To Vancouver This Season

When we think of holiday season culture, we tend to think of Christmas caroling and performances of the Nutcracker. Although these seasonal festivities are definitely a joyful way to mark the holiday season, Vancouver also features a number of intriguing cultural events taking place over the next few weeks.

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Free Cultural Events Hitting Montreal This November

Out of all the cities in the Great White North, it’s Montreal which truly stands out due to its numerous cultural happenings. From publishing fairs to musical competitions, there’s no shortage of exciting events that won’t hurt the bank.

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New Musical Memoirs For The Music Junkie

To say that the secret lives of musicians are a source of intrigue and fascination among fans would be an understatement. We’ve rounded up some of the most exciting musical memoirs coming out this season.

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Roger Ballen’s “Theatre of the Mind” Exhibit At Izzy Gallery Is A Visual Adventure

Real Style spoke to influential photographic artist Roger Ballen recently at Toronto’s Izzy Gallery, where his “Theatre of the Mind” retrospective will be featured until November 19.

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