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AGO Event with MID-CENTURY MODERN author Judith Miller

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of fascinating conversation about Judith Miller’s life with antiques and a glimpse into her latest book heralding design from the 1940s to 1960s. Miller’s Mid-Century Modern (Mitchell Beazley, 978-1845336936) is a comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history and one of the hottest design trends of the moment. This invaluable book covers all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the 1940s to 1960s and explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period. The event will take place at the AGO (317 Dundas street W) visit http://artmatters.ca/wp/2012/10/designtalk-judith-miller-and-mid-century-modern-in-shopago/ for more information.

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NAXOS

Grigorian Classical Music Storein Toronto will host the launch of THE STORY OF NAXOS by Nicolas Soames and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NAXOS on Monday, September 17 at 5-8 p.m.

Meet KLAUS HEYMANN The Man at the Heart of NAXOS

The Story of NAXOS by Nicolas Soames Price: $39.99 CDN ISBN: 9780749956899 Publisher: HUK Format: Hardcover Pub Date: 9/4/2012

Klaus Heymann will be available for media interviews, and will sign copies of THE STORY OF NAXOS at Grigorian Classical Music Store at 70 Yorkville Ave. at 5:00-8:00 p.m.

If you’re in Toronto, please join us for a Q&A with Klaus Heymann, the fascinating entrepreneur and founder of the leading provider of classical music around the world.

Hope to see you there!

A Beautiful Book Signing

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a book signing at Teatro Verde, in their gorgeous Yorkville location. Lisa Immordino Vreeland was there, doing media interviews and signing copies of her new book published by Abrams Books - Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (ISBN 9780810997431). The book is about the legendary fashion icon who worked at magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue — defining "allure" for females of her time. In addition to meeting Vreeland (and getting a book signed!), I got to watch Jeanne Beker interview her! It was such an honour to meet both of these strong women and see them interact.

Teatro Verde was the perfect spot to have this event, as they were able to pull up some comfortable chairs and set up a great environment for the signing. Their displays of the book, and all product in the store, is truly unique.

Here's Ellen, Teatro Verde's rep chatting with Vreeland:

Meeting an icon

Meeting an author is always inspiring and wonderful, but knowing that I would be seeing Roger Ebert this past Friday made me even more excited than usual.

Despite Ebert's battle with cancer and multiple surgeries, he is still going strong - I always turn to his movie reviews before even thinking about going to the theatre, and his blog gave a good idea of which movies to look for at this year's TIFF festival. Adding to his plethora of written material, he has now published a memoir called Life Itself giving insight into a life worth examining.

The signing took place at Theatre Books, where Mr. Ebert's wife, Chaz, introduced herself to everyone that came in and showed a genuine interest in getting to know her husband's fans. There was even a surprise visit from legendary Canadian director Norman Jewison!

Visitors ranged from die-hard fans arriving with collections of his books to young students who happened to see the sign about a book signing and jumped at the opportunity to meet a legend. Mr. Ebert graciously agreed to personalize autographs and shook hands with those that were eager.

Life Itself is available from Grand Central Publishing (ISBN 9780446584975).