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Courage For Gord Downie

The reference of ‘Courage' is to his song for Hugh MacLennan, so here's to all of us whose ‘watch[es] end the night'. I can think of no greater tribute to Sir Gordon Downie, Member of the the Order of Canada. Than to honour him in the most accurate and expressive irony, that we remember what…
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Live Jazz and the Beauty of Improvised Performance

Jazz music is arguably the most unpredictable and visceral performance art that exists. During improvisational bouts, in the flash of a second before an improvising musician’s next note, no one—sometimes not even the musician—knows what will come next. While classical music can be deeply, profoundly expressive, and while theatre and dance can promote tension and…