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Tate Britain To Finally Exhibit Second Side Of Aubrey Beardsley’s Two-Sided Painting

Tate Britain is preparing an exhibit of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, who is considered by many to be the enfant terrible of 1890s London. As part of the exhibit, which will showcase nearly 250 drawings by the artist, is the artist’s only attempt at oil painting. As you would come to expect from Beardsley’s work, the piece is rather odd, and in this case in more ways that one.

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From The Rolling Stones To Justin Bieber, The Top Concert Tours Of 2020

There comes a time every year when you take a look at the concert listings to see who might be coming to your city. Sometimes you want to catch a purely nostalgic act, or sometimes it’s the latest big star, but typically every year has some act that you wouldn’t mind plunking down a little of your hard earned money to see. Here are some of the big names that will be touring this year.

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Author Dan Brown Set To Release Children’s Book / Classical Music Album

Dan Brown is well known as the author of The Da Vinci Code series of books. The hero of those novels is Robert Langdon, who uses a series of skills to solve ancient mysteries. The novels have been a huge hit over the years, but for the moment Brown is moving away from the series to focus on a new project that uses a different set of skills. This fall he’s set to release a children’s picture book, that will be accompanied by a classical music album. 

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The Only Child Is A Creepy Psychological Suspense Novel

Thanks to Parasite making history this year at the Oscars, the spotlight on Korean films and other works of art is stronger than ever. The most recent of these is the new novel by best-selling Korean author and screenwriter Seo Mi-ae called The Only Child.

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Spirit Talker Shawn Leonard Brings His Unique Gifts To Television

If you heaven’t heard of Shawn Leonard before, you are in for a treat. He’s a Nova Scotia-based Mi’kmaq medium who has traveled the countryside talking to people and helping them find closure with their deceased loved ones, and now he’s starring in a new 13-part TV series on APTN where he takes a journey throughout Atlantic Canada to connect more people to their loved ones in the spirit world.

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The 2020 Canadian International Autoshow Starts This Weekend

If you are looking for ideas of things to do this upcoming long weekend, one thing you may want to consider is the Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that starts this Friday the 14th of February and runs until the 23rd. You’ll find plenty of things of interest for the whole family, and the cost of admission won’t break the bank. 

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Opens In Toronto On May 1st

Starting in May, Toronto will be home to a monumental Van Gogh Exhibition. The immersive, digital art experience will be making it’s world premiere in the city as it takes over 600,000 cubic feet in the heart of downtown.

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Major Andy Warhol Exhibit Coming To The AGO

Be prepared to get a dose of Pop Culture in 2021. The AGO has announced that a major exhibition of the works of Andy Warhol will begin in March of that year, and it will reconsider “the personal, social and political backdrop that influenced Warhol’s groundbreaking art.” 

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Grace Is Gone Is A Thrilling Page-Turner

Imagine hopping next door one day to deliver a package of used clothing to your neighbours, only to find one of them brutally murdered and her teenage, disabled daughter missing. That’s the premise of the new novel by Emily Elgar, Grace Is Gone, and it’s a page-turner that will keep your imagination running from start to finish.

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What’s Coming Up In 2020

Tomorrow is not only just a new day, and a new year, but a new decade as well. 2020 has been talked about for a long time now, with dreams of flying cars and space trips, and while many of those things won’t be happening in the New Year, there are still plenty of cool things to look forward to. Here are some of our favourites.

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Good Girls Lie By J.T. Ellison Is A Twisty Thriller Well Worth The Read

J.T. Ellison has taken us here before. The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author knows how to draw readers in, and hold them tight as she weaves her dark, psychological tale. Her latest thriller, Good Girls Lie is more of what you’d expect from one of her novels and yet different enough that you can’t see everything is coming.

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Tarryn Fisher’s The Wives Will Keep You Guessing

Just before the start of the New Year a new novel by best-selling author Tarryn Fisher hits the shelves, and it very well could be the most talked about novel of 2020. It’s called The Wives, and it’s the type of novel that you need to keep reading until you pass judgement on it.

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Award Winning Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg’s Collection Of Photographs On Display At Broadview Hotel

The Broadview Hotel represents one of Toronto’s considerable transformations. The evolution of the hotel continues with the addition of art in the form of photographs by notable Canadian photographer Caitlin Cronenberg. We caught up with Cronenberg as she gave us a tour of the hotel’s permanent collection of her work which guests can discover at the elevator banks at each floor and on the walls of the hotel’s restaurant bar.

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London’s National Gallery Exhibits Single Da Vinci Painting In A Unique Way

Leonardo Da Vinci was a true renaissance man. He was a painter (most famously known for “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”), a scientist and an inventor. He passed away over 500 years ago, but his work is still discussed and exhibited every day. Even so, galleries are still finding unique ways to display his artwork, such as the immersive experience London’s National Gallery has devised.

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Ian Williams Wins 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize For His Novel Reproduction

Last night at the 26th annual Scotiabank Giller Prize awards ceremony, hosted by Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, author Ian Williams was named the winner for his novel Reproduction. On top of the esteem that comes with winning, Williams also receives a $100,000 prize courtesy of Scotiabank. 

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