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October 10, 2013

B.B. King

A B.B. King show is a grand event. The intimate, casual and light-hearted nature of his shows belies the tremendous discipline, dedication and history behind them. It’s easy to see why, 66 years into his career, the guitarist and singer is worshipped by musicians the world over, regardless of genre. Don’t miss this living legend—and his famous guitar, Lucille—when he returns to Massey Hall.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 10, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Theresa Caputo

Theresa Caputo is a typical Long Island wife and mom, except for one distinct difference…she communicates with the dead. It’s a gift she cannot “turn off” prompting her to give spontaneous readings to her car mechanic or cashier at the local bagel shop. Theresa will share her story and much more in the intimate surroundings of the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.

The hit TLC show Long Island Medium premiered in September 2011 to rave reviews and a loyal following. Come March, TLC will launch a new season of Long Island Medium in prime time. The show follows Theresa’s life as a psychic medium and the unique challenges it creates for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and two children, aged 17 and 21.

Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She spends her days helping individuals find closure by connecting them with their departed loved ones. For Theresa, this is not just her job… this is her life.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: October 10, 2013
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
ROSS WOOLDRIDGE TRIO:
Ross Wooldridge-Sax,
Bernie Senensky-Piano, &
Neil Swainson-Bass.
9:30pm: Holland’s KOGGING:
Norbert Kogging-Vocals,
Folkert Oosterbeek-Keyboards,
Tobias Nijboer-Bass, &
Felix Schlarmann-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 10, 2013
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Guys and Dolls

In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 12, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy

Take Geneva, one of Shaw’s fascinating but thornier late plays, lend it a freewheeling, extravagant adaptation by one of Canada’s most well-respected playwrights, and presto! The result is a sharp, contemporary, political comedy where affairs of state meet the Three Stooges. The play opens in a dysfunctional diplomatic office prior to the Second World War and ends in The Hague at a trial of the world’s dictators. Between, you are taken on a totally manic ride.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 19, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Trifles (Lunchtime One-Acts)

Two gripping marital mysteries by two playwrights who helped bring modern drama to America. In Trifles, a man is found dead but his wife can’t explain the rope around his neck. An obvious whodunnit? Not according to the wives of the investigators. In A Wife for a Life (O’Neill’s first play), a husband seeks revenge for his wife’s infidelity. He meets a young man in love and is forced to reconsider the very marriage he seeks to defend. Two little-seen plays in one gem of an outing.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 29, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

James Ehnes Returns

Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. Launching the era of nineteenth-century Romanticism with unprecedented strength and breadth, Beethoven’s “Heroic” Symphony set a gold standard for symphonic composition. Countless composers have tried to equal it—and never have. Created at the outbreak of World War II, English composer Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto reflects the turbulent spirit of the time.

Come for: The Times of London praised violinist James Ehnes for “playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order.” He performs English composer Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto—created at the outbreak of World War II, it reflects the turbulent spirit of the time.

And more: Audience-favourite Stéphane Denève returns to lead Beethoven’s ground-breaking “Eroica” symphony.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 10, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Join the 100th Anniversary Celebrations with FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

FREE tours will be happening this October, in celebration of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre’s 100th Anniversary.

Including, a special evening on October 10, when members of the original restoration team – David and Patti Hannivan and Janis Barlow -
will recount some exciting and interesting stories about the project and how this beloved theatre was restored to its original glory.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is a National Historic Site and the only operating double-decker theatre left in the world.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. with special guests – the original restoration team; and
Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)

Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg100

The Light in the Piazza

A glorious musical story set in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara has a chance encounter with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine, and they fall in love. Margaret tries to keep them apart to protect her daughter, who isn’t what she seems. But the romance of Italy is powerful, and it slowly transforms them all. From the writer of the musical Floyd Collins, which the Shaw Festival produced to huge acclaim in 2004.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 4, 2013
End: October 13, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Garden Tower in Toronto, 2013

Tadashi Kawamata – Hokkaido, Japan

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Taking nothing for granted, Tadashi Kawamata engages us in a process that involves close consideration of the kinds of environments we make for ourselves, thereby raising questions of all-too-human need and desire. Kawamata’s gestures and materials, given the contexts within which they occur, are always smartly chosen.

Whether built up into fragile Babylonian constructions, tree huts, roof installations or stretched out to form a serpentine shape, his works offer another point of view – in every sense – over the place in which they are situated.

In its simultaneously unstable, universal and symbolic form, the stacked chairs, benches and garden furniture create an amphitheatre-shaped architecture that is intended to accommodate meetings and discussions. These inanimate objects contain memories, as if each person who sat on these chairs left a piece of himself blended into the worn-out fabric of canes, sometimes over generations, religions, and cultures.

The work evokes the beautiful and utopian aspects of the myth of the Babel Tower: a humanity speaking with one voice and engaged, with solidarity, in the building of a better future.

Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Kawamata lives and works in Tokyo and Paris.

His work has been exhibited all over the world, including the Daegu Art Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the HKW in Berlin, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the MACBA in Barcelona; his work has been featured at numerous biennials, such as Venice 1982, documenta VIII and IX 1987-1992, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art 1993, the Münster Skulptur Projekte 1997, and the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2012.
Kawamata is represented by kamel mennour, Paris.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Metropolitan United Church — 56 Queen Street East (At Church Street)

 
Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 14, 2013
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche