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Montreal celebrates the life of Leonard Cohen and more arts stories you might have missed

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In this week's Art Post Outpost, a tribute concert for the late songwriter will light up Montreal in November

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. (AFP/Getty Images)

Here at CBC Arts, you won't just find our original content — we also bring you the best art posts from across the entire CBC network.

These are the week's can't-miss stories:

Adam Cohen said he's been planning the Nov. 6 tribute concert for his father since the day Leonard Cohen died last year. (Charles Contant/CBC)

Leonard Cohen homage show in Montreal to feature Elvis Costello, Sting, k.d. lang (CBC Montreal)

"Leonard Cohen's life and work will be fêted with a concert and other events on the first anniversary of his death. The tribute concert, titled Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen, will take place at the Bell Centre, kicking off a week of events to celebrate Cohen's life. Adam Cohen, the show's co-producer, will perform, along with Elvis Costello, Sting, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers, Damien Rice, Patrick Watson — and others still to be announced. 'My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: "Put me in a pine box next to my mother and father. Have a small memorial for close friends and family in Los Angeles...and if you want a public event, do it in Montreal,"' said Cohen."

Wagner Moura plays drug lord Pablo Escobar in the Netflix Original Series Narcos. (Netflix/Associated Press)

Netflix should have done more to protect Narcos location scout, says journalist who covers cartels (As It Happens)

"​The murder of a Netflix location scout in Mexico shows that the company should have done more to protect their employee while he was working in an area known for its drug violence, said a journalist familiar with Mexican drug gangs. According to Diana Washington Valdez, who covers drug violence, the murder may have been carried out by a cartel. 'A death like this, if it was a deliberate murder on the part of the drug cartel, it would be a message to everyone else. Don't come here. Don't mess with us.'"

Julie Nagam shows off a work visitors are encouraged to touch at the Insurgence/Resurgence exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (CBC)

Live tattooing and BDSM beadwork: Massive Indigenous art exhibition opens at Winnipeg Art Gallery (CBC Manitoba)

"An art exhibition spanning 10,000 square feet and featuring everything from live tattooing to BDSM beadwork [is] the culmination of two years of work. Co-curators Julie Nagam and Jaimie Isaac have selected work from 29 artists across Canada, including 12 new commissions and four debuts. 'So from tattoo to tufting to beading to video installation, sculpture, sound installations, sculpture, light installations — we really wanted to cover as many different disciplines that are being created today,' said Isaac. 'I think to really challenge some of the stereotypes that people have of Indigenous people, Indigenous politics, Indigenous culture and Indigenous arts.'"

In the Studio with Steven Sabados: Marble Hydro Dipping.

Unlock your inner artist with Steven Sabados in In The Studio (CBC Life)

"If you've been yearning to unlock your inner artist or take advantage of the myriad positive effects of art therapy on your health and happiness, this is your chance to finally do it with Steven Sabados. For this first project, Steven chose Marble Hydro Dipping. 'This is probably the coolest thing that I've recently come across,' he says, 'and I'm kind of doing it to everything.' It's a really fun and easy project with high impact results."

Fisk: Untitled Portrait.

These aren't photographs — they're paintings (CBC Docs)

"Until recently, William Fisk was represented by one of Toronto's most prominent art galleries — but when one of the world's top art dealers expressed an interest in his work, his Canadian dealer dropped him. Now, Fisk needs to create a portfolio of new works to show the New York-based gallery, which will take a year. A year with no representation, no way to sell his paintings and no income. Fisk has double-mortgaged his home and staked his family's future on this risk. If the dealer takes him on, his career will reach a new level of international success; if not, he may face financial ruin."

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