Howard Hodgkin Powerhouse exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum

Howard Hodgkin

Looking for something to do this weekend – or next?  Take a few hours and explore the Aga Khan Museum which includes this stunning show.Aga Khan Feb 1

8 blistering works by Hodgkin +Visions Of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

“In Indian painting I have found much that for me could be found nowhere else, but I cannot tell you what – I can only metaphorically wave my arms at the pictures – and say look!” – Howard HodgkinAga Khan Feb 2(directly above/below other works to discover while visiting the museum including – tile relief displays and a work from an Iranian 1550-1559 Folio ‘a Fal Nameh’ .  The ground floor of the museum showcases treasures from the permanent collection of the Aga Khan Museum. )   Aga Khan Feb3Aga Khan Feb 5The outdoor grounds of the museum also look promising when the plantings are unveiled and begin to bloom.

Stop by the cafe for fresh, delicate baklava before you leave this slice of paradise.

Iris DeMent

Iris DeMenta piano, a guitar, go ahead and go home, fluevog shoes, russian poetry in song, opening with mornin’ glory, chats about the weather, waitresses, clinking of plates, gospel and funeral songs. All seamlessly needle and threaded together by Iris DeMent last night.

“Knee Deep in the Hoopla” While in the Land of the Muskeg – Pilsen Quotation #1

After Wade Hemsworth songs, Huskies, Log Jams, Waltzes, etc. our guest from Pilsen exploded with the phrase Knee Deep in Hoopla! - and we are just getting this day started... heading for a walk with George and Memphis before hitting the road
After Wade Hemsworth songs, Huskies, Log Drivers Waltz, The Wild Goose and everything Mister Anchovy could muster,  Stagg explodes with the phrase: Knee Deep in the Hoopla – and we are just getting this day started… heading for a walk with George and Memphis before hitting the road

Oh no, we’ve lost Don Harron and Charlie Farquharson. RIP

When Don Harron created Charlie Farquharson, he created a character who, it seemed, was always around (at least as long as I can remember) giving us the straight goods on just about everything. We need the likes of Charlie around these parts. I read today that Don Harron has passed, age 90.  Charlie’s alter ego Mr. Harron did a few things on his own too – even hosted Morningside for 5 years, but it is Charlie I think he will be remembered for most.

Here’s a short sample of Charlie on Canadian politics (from YouTube)