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Marcello Cabezas is a highly respected culture/experience producer, city builder and marketer. He is the recipient of the prestigious Arnold Edinborough Award for his contribution to national arts & culture development and the Toronto Star has called him "the show business jack of-all-trades, master of most". Chosen as one of the Grey Goose Notables, he recently came up with that whacky idea called #happyvotinghourTO that helped lead to record voter turn out in the recent Toronto election.

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How Hamilton's Collective Pursuits Are Creating Canada's Brooklyn

(23) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 5:03 PM

In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more.

We have had the opportunity to experience this renaissance over the last 11 months, and see it now not as a fad,...

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How Panamania Is Inspiring a City Like Never Before

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 8:19 PM

There is movement happening right now as you read this.

PANAMANIA. 250 performances & exhibitions over 35 days.

Simply put, it has ignited a collective energy in a city and connected citizens of all backgrounds like never before.

"United We Play" seemed to be the overarching goal for...

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How Luminato Inspires The Inner Artist In All of Us

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:21 PM

Oh, Dirty Dancing we love you.

Remember THAT song? "Now I've had the time of my life. No I never felt like this before..."

Cut to last week when two men stood on stage belting out the lyrics as if their lives depended on it.

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Why Awards Could Inspire Canadian Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 6:36 PM

Winning an award means something. For the recipient. For the public.

It changes the way we perceive someone or something.

In the Canadian fashion scene, there have been some recent efforts to use awards as way to shine a light on designers, and the specialists who make up this world....

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How a School Reunion Is Changing the Face of Canadian Theatre

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 4:44 PM

Here's a riddle for you: What do you get when you pair a school with 42 actors playing 100 different characters with 40 original songs and dance numbers over a three hour period filled with 15 hours of scripted material unfolding simultaneously?

The answer is Canada's largest experiment in immersive,...

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How Horses and Humans Can Create Rare Art That Connects Us

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 12:57 AM

At a time where we as a planet are often said to be disconnected, it is once again art that brings us back to remember what is important.

We are a world filled with nature, humans, and animals. All of whom have a beating heart and magic the other can...

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How a Canadian Film Got a Second Week at the Cinemas

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:29 AM

Oh, to be artistically relevant. And engaging. And funny. And smart.

We are talking about a romantic comedy. That magic formula. What is it?

Winning "Most Awkward Sex Scene" at the 2015 Canadian Film Fest?

Visualize that for a moment.

Take one more.

Putting all that aside...

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Why an Oscar & Tony Winner Chose Toronto for His New Play

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 12:39 PM

In the world of the arts, there is one word that often will kick start a new work.


But that trust needs to be triggered by a question many are apprehensive to ask.

"Do you want to do this?"

We as Canadians often get a bad rap for not...

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Why the Hit Show Schitt's Creek Is Coming Back

(10) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 5:28 PM

The general sentiment is that a good show will find an audience no matter what. Fans who like it will gladly tell everyone why they should be watching.

And then there are the critics. Will they be on side as well is always the question.

This television season has seen...

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A Star is Born and Her Name is Katherine Waterston

(0) Comments | Posted December 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM

When it comes to the world of entertainment, we are a society that loves to discover that new talent. That new star. The new IT. That someone who at first glance on that screen, you feel that wow.

Recently, we had the fortune to host a private screening for

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The Modern Day Book Fair Is More Than Just Books

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 4:23 PM

As the literary and publishing world evolves, the desire to have collective gatherings connecting the global industry has increased.

That said, something special is happening in Toronto this weekend, as the public will be invited along with industry mavens to what looks like will be an annual world class book...

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The Great Toronto Dream Is at Stake on October 27

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 3:11 PM

The city we love is at stake, and one wonders if our city ever dreamed we would arrive at such a critically defining moment.

We are often referred to as the most multicultural open city in the world where the opportunity to make ones dream a reality is in fact...

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Do You Know About Open Streets TO?

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Every day all of us, no matter what skin colour, no matter how much money one has, and no matter what job we have, will use the same thing to get from place to place.

It's called a street.

We use this every day of every month and every year....

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The Arts Festival You've Dreamed Of But Don't Know About

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Not a day goes by that I don't receive a phone call, text or email from someone asking what is new and fresh to go see in the arts. "C'mon Marce, give me the goods," is a common ask.

Reasons are anything from, "got to impress this girl I am...

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Time for Toronto to Step Up and Be Real About Its Flaw

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:39 PM

It's late. Really late. Like 3:49am late. July 28, 2014.

I am listening to Kevin Drew. He is from Toronto for those who don't know.

I can't sleep. I have just returned from a brisk walk. In the rain. With my umbrella (a borrowed one for the record). Mind spinning....

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Why the World's Greatest Restaurant Festival Chose Toronto

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Food. Some see it as a functional thing. Some see it as a ritual. Some see it as a way to break bread connect with family, with friends, with strangers.

Food is something that connects people. Creates a bond. Creates memories.

Over the last 15 years, Toronto has become...

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#NXNEART2014 Animates the City Like Never Before

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:18 PM

So you woke up this morning. Coffee. Shower. Breakfast. World Cup scores.

Walking. Seeing construction. Buildings being built. Gravel. Empty walls.

Empty of life. Empty of humanity.

Lacking inspiration. Frustrated. Must get to work.

Now, imagine your mind stimulated with something else. Something with imagination. Something with heart....

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Why a Field Trip Is So Much More Than a Music Festival

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:53 PM

As Toronto continues to grow as a global culture hub, Field Trip is emerging as an annual homegrown star that has its roots in celebrating our cities most important asset: us.

The multi-disciplinary arts, music and food festival heads into its sophomore year this weekend, and its celebration...

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The Best Art Events of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:32 AM

Arts-related happenings in 2013 had a variety of show stoppers for revellers to experience. We shout out the highlights, and why they made the list.

In the "multi -disciplinary festival that wowed at all", the Summerworks Performance Festival featured everything from one on one performances, a live...

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Canadian Fashion Designers Show They Are World Class

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:05 PM

With what seemed to be the final designer showing last week for spring/summer looks, Toronto has beamed over the month as Canada's top designers have shown they are "moving fashion forward." Though there were many happenings, the main event was World MasterCard Fashion Week 2014 Spring/Summer runway shows....

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