July 10, 2014
Fans of the hit NBC show, “The Voice,” can finally see their favorite contestants live as the season’s talented top Finalists and favorite past stars hit the road on a huge summer tour.
Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media.
Fans can experience the finalists performing favorite moments from their seasons again live on tour. THE VOICE Season 6 Finale will air on NBC on May 20th, but this season’s fan-favorites and past stars will continue on with the 2014 Tour.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front St. East
After releasing her breakthrough debut album, Oh, My Darling, in 2007, Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has gained a steadfast following—and two Polaris Prize nominations—with her luminous vocals and heartfelt lyrics. (For Bulat, regret and lost love often devastate but never conquer.) Two albums later, electronic and electric influences have joined a folk arsenal that includes the autoharp—a trademark, and remarkable onstage—the hammered dulcimer, guitar, piano and the charango, proof of an artist always up for a challenge.
The brainchild of The New Pornographers’ Dan Bejar, Destroyer (solo) has been confounding categorization since its founding in Vancouver in 1995. The indie outfit—a festival favourite at Roskilde, Pitchfork Music Festival, Coachella and company—bounces easily between folk, rock, jazz and chamber pop. Add that to nine albums’ worth of lyrics that can be literary, oblique, playful and dense, Destroyer’s complex output is multi-layered—and always fascinating.
For tickets: www.masseyhall.com or call 416-872-4255
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
For more information: www.fringetoronto.com
Theatres: Various Venues
7:30PM – July 4-5, 8-12, 15-19.
2:00PM – July 5, 12, 19.
Single Tickets: $32 Subscribe from $87.
Through raucous stories, haunting memories and vibrant song, Billy Bishop recounts his life from humble beginnings to fame and glory as Canada’s greatest flying ace. Part musical, part drama, this inspiring and poignant look at a national hero is not to be missed.
Directed by Danny Harvey.
For tickets: www.rosetheatre.ca
Rose Theatre, Brampton — 1 Theatre Lane
Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.
Buy a Subscription to the 2014-2015 Main Subscription Season or the 2014-2015 Off-Mirvish Series and purchase Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo before the general public! Get the best seats first!
For tickets: www.mirvish.com/shows/dinosaurzoo
Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street
A GLORIOUS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO A MUSIC ICON.
RETURN TO GRACE traces the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, “Love Me Tender”, and more! From the early years, through to the amazing ’68 Comeback Special, to the historical Aloha from Hawaii concert, experience RETURN TO GRACE to re-live the music that changed rock and roll forever!
Buy a Subscription to the 2014-2015 Main Subscription Season or the 2014-2015 Off-Mirvish Series and purchase Return to Grace before the general public! Get the best seats first!
Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon) — 244 Victoria Street
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty brings together two giants of 20th-century British art in a major exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Organized by the AGO in conjunction with the U.K.’s renowned Ashmolean Museum, this exhibit will feature over 60 works by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival materials dating from the Second World War. Contemporaries but not friends, Bacon and Moore shared an obsession with expressing themes of suffering, struggle, and survival in relation to the human body. They survived the Second World War and were subsequently haunted by the conflict, which they represented through manifestations of the body in various states of contortion. Drawing on their personal experiences from the London Blitz, this exhibit demonstrates how the two artists reflected differently upon psychological torment. This is the first Canadian exhibition of Bacon’s work and the presentation also includes rarely-seen Moore artworks.
April 5 to July 20, 2014.
Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. W.
TICKETS: Tickets for Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty are $16.50 for students and youth ages 17 and under, $21.50 for seniors, and $25 for adults. Admission is FREE for AGO members and for children ages five and under. AGO members also have access to an exclusive advance preview of the exhibition from April 2 – 4, 2014 before it opens to the public. For more information on AGO memberships, visit: www.ago.net/membership
Tickets can be booked in person, by phone at 416-979-6655 or online by visiting: bit.ly/1jHprBw
Exhibition Dates: July 10thth – July 27th, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: June 10th, 6:00 – 9:00pm – Artist in attendance
Thompson Landry Gallery, Stone Distillery Gallery — 32 Distillery Lane
Pieces can be viewed at www.thompsonlandry.com/artists/a_bocaert.html
For further information, or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us by email: Joanne Thompson at email@example.com Tel: 416-364-4955
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm, or by appointment.
The Thompson Landry Gallery is excited to welcome Virginie Bocaert, for her third solo exhibition in Toronto. Body and Soul is comprised of works from her eagerly anticipated new series which exudes deep emotions through her beautifully expressive style. Bocaert’s work encapsulates feminine sensuality exploring, the intimate link between our physical body and the spiritual nature of the soul.
Virginie Bocaert’s emotionally inspired paintings are like breathlessly diving into the figures that emerge from the depths of her backgrounds. In her latest series, each work exudes a raw passion. Bocaert’s style has evolved by her use of both photography and paint on her canvases with the figures are becoming much more developed, and taking on a strong personality of their own.
On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.
In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?
Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.
Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
July 8 – August 3, 2014. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 47th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! The Grand parade is August 2, 2014 at CNE and the Lakeshore.