Arts & Culture


COSTUMING TIPS FROM DOLCE TETAS

Feathers, fringe, rhinestones and more…the glamour of a well constructed burlesque costume will wow the audience right out of the gate! As a burlesque performer, I spend countless hours conceptualizing a look and seeing it to fruition. This means hundreds of hours bedazzling while taking in a good Netflix marathon, hot-glueing until I have burned every tip of my fingers, and hand sewing until my hands have completely seized up. And yes, I love every minute of it. I’m most proud of my creations when it accomplishes these things: lends well to my choreography; has visual impact; looks expensive......

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The Dependent: A Memoir of Marriage and the Military

Latitude 46 Publishing recently released one of its fall titles, The Dependent: A Memoir of Marriage and the Military written by Danielle Daniel. Danielle is an artist and children’s author and her children’s book ‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox’ was recently nominated for a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Award. We had the opportunity to speak with Danielle about her memoir and her future writing plans! What inspired you to write a memoir? Was it challenging to put your story on paper and share it with the world? When I first began writing my story, it was in my journal and it......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Back to School Essentials Part II

It’s back to school season, and I’ve tried to round up a few of my favourite school essentials! You can check out part one here! Big-A** Cardigans and Button-Ups I’ve created a fall wardrobe that consists of literally just gigantic wool sweaters and cardigans because a) Ontario is cold AF, even in the early fall, and b) They can be layered over and under just about anything! I found this one at H&M, but you can pick up styles like this just about anywhere. I also added this linen-blend buttonup underneath because not only is it breathable, but it’s......

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Collaboration, Community, and Crafts: Meet Makers North!

Tracy Baker and Julieanne Steedman are the co-founders of Makers North, a collective of makers here in Northern Ontario. Tracy is an illustrator/graphic designer who, with partner Josh Turnbull, created The Awful Alphabet, a children’s book poking fun at the darker side of the alphabet. Julieanne paints and sells her original artwork as well as prints, cards and pillows of her paintings. How did you come up with the idea to start Makers North? Julieanne: I met Tracy a couple of times over the past year at different events around Sudbury. This summer we were both at an event......

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EXPLORE A NEW SIDE OF THE CITY WITH BROKEDOWNTOWN

Sudbury’s own Crestfallen welcomes you to explore our downtowns forgotten past! Silverman’s Department Store was once a destination in the north for all your shopping needs making its Elm St address and the downtown core the place to be for locals the visitors alike. The times certainly have changed but with the help of Crestfallen take a step back in time for the night. This event is presented as part of Culture Days running September 30th – October 2nd check out this link for more events happening in the area. We’ve got all the details as per usual for......

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Crater Creatives: April Perrin

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! April Perrin stole our hearts......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Back to School Essentials

It’s back to school season, and I’ve tried to round up a few of my favourite school essentials! I started with my go-to look, stripes and a pair of classic Gap jeans, and added a few items that I can’t get through the school year without! A jacket or coat that can get you through the Autumn months I love when I can layer sweaters and scarves under a jacket for extra warmth. This one allows me to do just that! The utility style works with every outfit, and I opted for a tan colour instead of my go......

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Spotify Playlist: College Survival Kit

Oh lordy, it’s here. Somehow summer is already over and the school year is right up in your face. Whether you’re a freshman or not, college is a total rollercoaster. Don’t you worry though, I’ve always got your back and this month I have a survival kit of all the songs you need to get through the carnage. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn) – Weezer Everybody feels insecure sometimes and I’ve got the definition of a pick me up right here. It’s impossible to listen to this song without getting your strut on......

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Up Here is more than just a music festival – it’s also an urban arts festival on a mission to slowly but surely make Sudbury the most photogenic city in the North! Last year’s festival was a smash hit with murals from all around coming to collaborate and decorate our walls over the weeks leading up to the festival. This year is no exception with 8 muralist currently hard at work beautifying our skyline. To celebrate the second year of the fest we got in touch with local artist, Johanna Westby the muralist behind the stellar cement mixer mural......

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Will Gillespie: A king of summer!

Will Gillespie is a throw-back to a simpler time, where music was about having a good time, and putting on your dancing shoes for the night out! Originally from South Porcupine in Northern Ontario, a former resident of Sudbury who now calls Hamilton home is making his return to the Nickel City to promote his latest solo tour The Kings of Summer. Will is performing this weekend as part of the Craft Beer festival and a follow up performance at the famed Townehouse to close out the weekend. In advance of those performances, we got have a quick chat......

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