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April 2, 2013

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, announced her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE. The “Set The World On Fire Tour” is slated to kick off March 7th in Seattle, WA at WaMu Theater. Joining Keys on tour is rising R&B star Miguel who was recently nominated for five Grammy® Awards including Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Miguel’s ubiquitous single, “Adorn,” recently reached #1 on Urban, Urban Adult and Rhythmic Radio.


Tickets (incl. HST) $40.50, $60.50, $90.50 & $126.00; Reserved Seating (plus FMF and service charges). Available at www.Ticketmaster.com

Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: April 2, 2013
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JUNOS AT TIFF SHOWCASE THE 2013 NOMINEES

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and TIFF
and will join forces for THE JUNOS at TIFF: Directors, Artists, Visionaries. A
special showcase celebrating Canadian music on film, this event, sponsored by the
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), profiles the 2013 JUNO
Award nominees in the categories of Video of the Year (sponsored by MuchFACT,
exclusively funded by Bell Media) and Music DVD of the Year. Hosted by
MuchMore’s Matt Wells, The JUNOS at TIFF will shine a light on the creative
connections between music and film. The evening will feature clips from the
nominated films and videos followed by conversations with their directors. Hear
behind-the-scenes stories about life in the director’s chair, and find out how these
talented individuals turned their creative visions into a reality.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education
charity associated with CARAS, which helps to keep music alive in schools across
the country. For more information, visit: www.musicounts.ca. For tickets, visit www.tiff.net, call 416-599-TIFF or 1-888-599-8433.

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square — 350 King Street West

Date: April 2, 2013
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live jazz

6:30pm: GROUNDUP SHOWCASES:
“MAZ” featuring Michael Maher-Vocals,
“THREE METER DAY” featuring Michelle Willis-Vocals/Keys,
Hugh Marsh-Electric Violin & Don Rooke-Slide Guitar.
9:45pm: Brooklyn’s SNARKY PUPPY:
Mike Maher-Trumpet, Chris Bullock-Sax,
Bob Lanzetti-Guitar, Justin Stanton-Keys,
Michael League-Bass,
Nate Werth-Percussion & Robert ‘Sput’ Searight

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Start: April 1, 2013
End: April 2, 2013
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Akshongay

Renowned for introducing a contemporary edge to classical Indian dance technique, dancer/choreographers Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté present excerpts from their jointly created new work, Akshongay.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

For more details: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 2, 2013
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James Bond: The Music

“The name’s Bond, James Bond…My globe-trotting adventures have inspired many of the most memorable pop songs and film scores of the last 50 years. Goldfinger, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better…the list goes on and on. Come hear the fabulous TSO play my greatest hits, live in concert.” —Yours truly, 007.

Pops concerts add an orchestral flair to popular tunes from screen, stage, and more. Prepare for dazzling show-stopping artistry at each performance!

For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

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Start: April 2, 2013
End: April 3, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

SEASON OPENER on April 2 at 7:07pm; April 3 at 7:07pm; and April 4 at 7:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 2, 2013
End: April 4, 2013
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

Josef Sudek: The Legacy of a Deeper Vision

Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the 20th century with a career that stretched over 60 years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.

More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, spanning Sudek’s entire career.

www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: October 3, 2012
End: April 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONGS

Featuring 316 original prints from the prestigious Black Star Collection, HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS uses the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a point of departure to examine whether images of political struggle, suffering and victims of violence work for or against humanitarian objectives, especially when considering questions of race, representation, ethical responsibility and the cultural position of the photographer.

Curated by Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP in London, England, HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS begins circa 1945 and includes well-known Civil Rights Movement events such as the Selma to Montgomery March and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The exhibition also features images of the independence movements in African countries including Kenya, Algeria, Chad, and Congo; portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners Lester B. Pearson, Yasser Arafat, and René Cassin; images of protests in locations such as Berkeley, Chile, and Argentina; and war and conflict from the Vietnam War to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

Through HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS, we see the wide dissemination of photographic images of humankind in abject, euphoric or violently explicit conditions, and examine how these images assist us in understanding the case for human and civil rights. Made possible by the generous support of TD Bank Group, with additional funding from the Paul J. Ruhnke Memorial Fund, the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation and Ryerson University, the exhibition is a collaboration with Autograph ABP (supported by Arts Council England). HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS will be on view in the Ryerson Image Centre Main Gallery January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images

Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images curated by Gaëlle Morel, exhibitions curator at the RIC, addresses political concerns and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. The Chilean-born, New York-based, Jaar highlights ignored contemporary tragedies such as genocides, epidemics, and famines, to promote cultural change.In his works “Searching for Africa in LIFE” (1996) and “From Time to Time” (2006), Jaar displays covers of news magazines to analyze the lack of visibility and the visual clichés about Africa disseminated in Western culture.

The artist’s three-channel video “We Wish to Inform You That We Didn’t Know” (2010), his most recent project on the genocide in Rwanda, acts as an epilogue to “The Rwanda Project, 1994-2000″, a series of twenty-five artworks developed to critique the world’s indifference and inaction to that mass murder. Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images will be on view in the Ryerson Image Centre University Gallery January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS

Clive Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be un-famous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he creates UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS using the “un-famous” as an organizing principle in his selection of one hundred image details and faces. Plucked from obscurity, these people can be found in the backgrounds of famous photographs, or simply hidden in the depths of a photographic archive. At times they are literally seen over the shoulders of celebrities in the iconic photographs that capture the “American Century”.

The work’s media tile construction is made with a hybrid adaptation of photographic, cinematic, and web tools. It also uses film leader as raw material (the beginning and end pieces of film reels). With a complex series of randomizing algorithms, these film loops are juxtaposed and continually remixed with the “unsung human leaders” found in the Black Star Collection, as well as with photographs of local un-famous un-Americans nominated by members of the general public.

The work will evolve over the course of the exhibition as more images are submitted via social media. Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS is curated by Gaëlle Morel, and will be on view on the Ryerson Image Centre’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

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Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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