Until Oct. 21:  The Royal Ontario Museum (rom) opens Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs. Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the cooperation of Succession Raghubir Singh in Paris, this retrospective presents the visionary works of late photographer Raghubir Singh (1942-1999), who pioneered the use of colour film to document the rapidly changing social, political, and cultural scenes of India from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Details at

Sept. 7, 22: Legendary songwriter, recording artiste and performer Paul Simon releases his 14th studio album, In The Blue Light, on September 7. His best-loved songs include The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, but the album features fresh perspectives on 10 his favourite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs. With 14 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards. The album release coincides with the final leg of Homeward Bound - Farewell Tour, including four performances in the New York City area culminating with the final performance on September 22 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Sept. 8:  Raag-Mala presents Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. A doyen of the Patiala-Kasur gharana, and amazingly adroit at rendering lighter forms like thumri, tappa, geet, bhajan, keertan, folk, film/non-film and modern songs in several languages like Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Persian and English, Pandit Chakrabarty performs at the Aga Khan Museum at 7 pm. Tickets:, Manoshi Chatterjee (416-276-5616).

 Sept. 12-16:  Guelph Jazz Festival. Celebrating 25 years, the festival features a bold and diverse lineup of regional, national and international artistes. Concerts take place across eight venues in downtown Guelph. The festival includes two days of free programming in Market Square on September 14 and 15, with performances from Samba Squad, Thanya Iyer and Avaatar, etc. Full programming, tickets and passes at or 1-877-520-2408.

 Sept. 24: Douglas & McIntyre presents Dan Needles, author of True Confessions from the Ninth Concession on his Ontario speaking tour. 11:45 am during Word on the Street at Harbourfront Centre. Details at www.thewordonthe

Nov. 2-11: The Country Music Culinary Festival, showcasing country musicians as well as veteran and up-and-coming Canadian chefs in partnership with Canada’s largest country music festival, Boots and Hearts, kicks off with the first stop on Tim Hicks Get Loud tour on November 1 at the 96th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Exhibition Place in Toronto. Tickets start at $55 at

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