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April 11, 2013

Green Day

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said, “Dear friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.”
Tickets $25.50 & $55.50 (incl. HST & service charges).
All Ages /GA Floor, Reserved Seating.

For tickets please visit: www.LiveNation.com

Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: April 11, 2013
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An Evening with YES

7pm. In a career first, the iconic and Grammy award-winning rock band YES will perform a classic rock triple header including 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close To The Edge and 1977’s Going For The One—each in its entirety, all in one concert. Each album represents an important milestone in YES’ career.

The multi-platinum progressive rock band includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.

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

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

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Date: April 11, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

A Verdi Celebration

12 – 1 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of opera’s greatest composers, artists of the COC Orchestra perform Giuseppe Verdi’s only surviving chamber work, the String Quartet in E Minor. The quartet is paired with the enchanting Three Madrigals for violin and viola by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, in which the sprung rhythms of the English Renaissance intersect with the Bohemian-Moravian folk themes and dances of his homeland.

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 11, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

live jazz

6:30pm: DARREN SIGESMUND 6 featuring Luis Deniz-Sax led by Daren Sigesmund-Trombone/
Compositions. 9:45pm: 2013 Grammy Nominee: New York’s MANUEL VALERA: Manuel Valera-Piano,
Yosvany Terry-Sax, Roberto Occhipinti-Bass, and Ludwig Afonso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: April 11, 2013
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She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament

World Stage Production

She She Pop (Germany)
Performed in German with English surtitles

Mirroring the story of King Lear and his daughters, She She Pop members take to the stage with their own aging fathers to enumerate their inheritances and negotiate how power, money, memory and love are passed along across the generations. With the drive of a game show, this heart wrenching and humourous work strives to find the intersections of responsibility and respect between parents and children. She She Pop, based in Berlin and Hamburg, is one of Germany’s most important performance collectives.

When: April 17-20, 2013

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: April 10, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Akshongay

Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté celebrate the power and beauty of abstraction and the
transformative experience they have undergone in their creative relationship over the last decade. Tickets: $19.50-$34.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Enwave Theatre

 
Start: April 11, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

DATES: April 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 2013

TIMES: 7:30 P.M. (*with the exception of Sunday, April 7 matinee at 3 P.M.)

Mozart’s The Magic Flute is an enchanting romp through a fairly-tale land in which dragons and spirits roam
and perseverance is rewarded by true love. A magical tale that delights audiences of all ages, The Magic
Flute is a wonderful adventure for the whole family.

One of the most-performed operas worldwide, The Magic Flute is perhaps Mozart’s greatest popular
success. It tells the tale of a prince, Tamino, who is sent by The Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter
Pamina from her nemesis Sarastro. Accompanied by the endearingly incorrigible Papageno and with the aid
of a magic flute, the besotted Tamino ventures into the temple and quickly finds that all is not as it seems. TICKET PRICES: $35 – $155.

For more details: www.operaatelier.com

Location: The Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge Street

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Start: April 6, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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.

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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