Week in Review: February 2
PuSh Enters Final Week
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival entered the final week of its 2015 season wrapping up on February 8. Since its inception in 2003, PuSh has grown into one of Vancouver’s signature events, presenting genre-defying celebration of both local and international performing arts.
Pacific Opera Victoria Gets an Acoustic Boost
In advance of their official new opening on Feb. 16, Pacific Opera Victoria received a beautiful work of cedar crafted by First Nations artist Carey Newman. The piece measuring over nine metres, not only adds visual appeal, but is also designed to give the centre improved acoustic value with its flowing cedar waves.
Harper Lee to Publish First Novel Since 1960
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee announced the release of her first novel since 1960’s To Kill a Mockingbird this week. The novel titled Go Set a Watchman, was completed in the 1950’s and will finally see the light of day when it’s released later this year.
Picasso’s Granddaughter to Sell Off Inherited Art
Marina Picasso, the granddaughter of famed artist Pablo Picasso announced that she would sell her over 10,000 pieces of inherited art. The total value of the collection is estimated at approximately $290 million USD, with the proceeds going towards her philanthropic efforts.
Toronto Gets a Field Trip
Toronto’s Field Trip music festival announced it’s line-up for the busy summer festival season. The festival hosted by the Arts & Crafts record label, will host the likes of My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, and De La Soul among many others.