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    ARTS TORONTO - FEBRUARY 25th Edition

    This Sunday from 8-9 a.m., it’s another edition of Arts Toronto with your host Mark Wigmore on Jazz FM91


    This episode: Adam Gopnik is best known for his 30 years as an essayist with The New Yorker magazine. For millions of avid culture vultures, politicos, foodies, travel-lovers and relationship examiners, his way with words is a jungle gym of prose that delights, challenges, informs and entertains. He’s also a prolific author with nearly a dozen books to his name. He is the best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate, both well loved personal accounts that not only show off his prowess as an insightful writer, but also allow the reader to live vicariously through his unique experiences. His latest is At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York, a memoir that tracks his monumental move from Montreal to Manhattan in 1980, alongside his soon-to-be-wife, Martha. It follows the triumphs and foibles of the classic pilgrimage that dreamers, thinkers and artists take to the big apple to explore what they were capable of.And it paints a portrait of New York that no longer exists, and captures the city's transformation into what it is today. Adam Gopnik joins Mark Wigmore in the Jazz FM91 studios for a sprawling conversation about jazz, The New Yorker and his new book. 

    And, last fall, a special event at Massey Hall revealed exciting Phase II details about the venue’s massive revitalization that goes into full force this June. The Heritage building is in the midst of a 7-year transformation that includes a new 7-story tower being added to Massey’s south side, plans for seating, and even two new performance spaces. Mark Wigmore speaks with the Director of Programming & Communications Jesse Kumagai from his offices at Massey Hall.

    All that, and beautiful jazz for a Sunday morning.

    Catch the show from 8-9am on Sunday or online at jazz.fm

    ***Looking ahead to the March 4th edition of Arts Toronto***

    The Arts Toronto Oscar Award Panel with Now Magazine's Norm Wilner and The Globe and Mail's Kate Taylor.

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