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Radar: Flightpath Artist Lectures, Islands at The Music Gallery, The Politics of News Media from WWII to the Digital Age, Wayne McGregor

ART | Flightpath Artist Lectures
What path do young artists and creatives take to become successful? In the Flightpath Artist Lectures, a new series presented by online creative resource Knock Twice, two artists will speak each month about their experiences working in the Toronto arts industry. Wildlife photographer Amanda McNaughton, a former intern with Canadian Geographic Magazine whose work now appears on the cover, will join textile artist Amanda McCavour, whose work has appeared in Elle Magazine and on the cover of Design Lines, to talk about the challenges and triumphs of being a creative professional. This lecture series is a free and inspiring way to get in touch with your local creative communities.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue) 7PM Free

MUSIC | Islands
A break-up album that your break-up albums will remember, A Sleep & A Forgetting debuted last week to stellar reviews and Montreal's Islands brings their indie art rock style to The Music Gallery tonight. Touring to promote their fourth studio album, the four-piece band will perform songs from their most personal album yet following a performance by openers Idiot Glee. Advance tickets are available online through Ticketmaster and in-store at Soundscapes and Rotate This!
The Music Gallery (197 John Street) 9PM $22.50

MEDIA | Censored Then and Now: The Politics of News Media from WWII to the Digital Age
It's Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that celebrates Canada's commitment to intellectual freedom, and to honour this, the Gladstone Hotel is hosting a conversation with author, journalist and historian Mark Bourrie and author, journalist and activist Susan Swan. The discussion will cover the history and current climate of censorship in Canada with the evening closing out with the announcement of the winner of the 2012 Freedom to Read Award. The event begins at 6:30PM and is free to the public.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 6PM Free

DANCE | Wayne McGregor | Entity
Dance and technology come alive in Entity, the latest performance piece by British choreographer Wayne McGregor. Featuring the music of Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator Jon Hopkins, dancers perform against a backdrop that fuses technology with their movements. An experimental, hypnotic performance, Entity's debut performance will be followed by an opening night party.
Fleck Dance Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) 8PM $45


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