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Extra, Extra: Spadina Extension Cost Overrun, CBC Layoffs, and Another Apology by That One Councillor

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

culture

Prism Prize Honours the Music Video

The young award ceremony honours the best in Canadian music videos, and the upstart filmmakers behind them.

Photo courtesy of the Prism Prize awards.


In 2015 nobody’s quite talking about wanting their MTV, and MuchMusic barely plays music videos anymore. So where, then, do music videos fit into the cultural landscape?

It’s a question that Louis Calabro is more than happy to answer. The founder and director of the Prism Prize, awarded to the top Canadian music video of the previous year, launched the award just two years ago—well after the medium’s pre-Internet “golden age”—as a means of shining the spotlight on emerging filmmakers and an under-appreciated narrative genre. Its third annual award ceremony takes place this Sunday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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A Woman Is a Secret: No Great Mystery, But Pleasing to Tell

Three local theatre companies premiere new work (though not quite a new play) by renowned playwright John Patrick Shanley.

Noah Reid, Anna Hardwick, and Karen Knox in the opening scene of A Woman Is A Secret  Photo by John Gundy

Noah Reid, Anna Hardwick, and Karen Knox in the opening scene of A Woman Is a Secret. Photo by John Gundy.

A Woman Is a Secret
The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West)
Runs until April 5
$20-$30
4 Stars

Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Pulitzer-winning playwright/screenwriter John Patrick Shanley premiered his last play, Outside Mullingar, on Broadway. So how did three Toronto companies―Ripjaw Productions, Sidemart Theatrical Grocery, and Storefront Theatre―snag his latest work for a world premiere at the Theatre Centre on Queen Street West?

Keep reading: A Woman Is a Secret: No Great Mystery, But Pleasing to Tell