"Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69." (Source: BBC)
Will Straw, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
“For too much of its history, rock music has been about masculinity. Bowie kept it about masculinity (his contributions with women seem to be few), but he upset dominant ideas about masculinity more than anyone else in rock.”
The Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago, symbolizing the end of the Cold War and a pivotal point in world history
Thursday, September 26 - All Night Long: A Roundtable Discussion on Night and Cultural Neighbourhoods in Montreal, part of Pop Montreal Symposium, with Simon Brault, president of Culture Montreal, Bernie Houde, former member of Lesbians on Ecstasy and owner of Alexanderplatz and Le Pick-Up, Laurent Saulnier, VP of Nuit Blanche de Montreal, and Will Straw.
3450 St. Urbain, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: inscription [at] culturemontreal [dot] ca (inscription [at] culturemontreal [dot] ca)
How does Canada foster and grow its celebrities and success? Is Canada efficient enough at spotting talent and supporting it through incubation and lift-off? The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will examine what it means to have a career in Canada in three sectors: culture/entertainment, high-tech and sports/athletics at its annual conference, “Lifting Off and Flying High: Talent and Success in Canada”. The two-day event will be held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, on February 11-12, 2013.