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March 8, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Sezen Aksu

Sezen Aksu was born and educated in Izmir on the romantic and nostalgic Aegean coast of Anatolia in Turkey. During her school years, she studied painting, music and theatre. While attending the Aegean University she released her first musical composition with lyrics. This first song, ‘Kaybolan Yillar’ (Lost Years), became a hit that touched thousands of people’s hearts and marked the beginning of her professional career. Sezen Aksu is the first female Turkish artist to compose and perform her own music.

With all of her albums, she has been in the pursuit of bettering herself, without trying to prove anything to others. She has been embraced by fans the moment her songs are released as they continue to keep the beat of the social pulse and address issues close to the heart of the man and woman on the street. She has supported many artists and is proud of their continuing success.

Sezen Aksu writes songs that we all feel in our hearts.

For tickets please visit: www.sonycentre.ca

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

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Date: March 8, 2013
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live jazz

4:00pm:
HOGTOWN SYNCOPATORS.
6:30pm: ARTIE ROTH
featuring Mike Felice-Sax.
9:45pm: CARN/DAVIDSON 9:
William Carn, Tara Davidson, Kelly Jefferson, Perry White, Jason Logue, John MacLeod, Terry Promane, Andrew Downing & Fabio Ragnelli.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: March 8, 2013
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Everyday Anthems

World Stage Production

Choreographed by rising star Heidi Strauss, along with text from playwright Brendan Gall, this new dance work explores anthems as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles, for things unrequited, for personal strength and belonging. An impassioned performance that poses questions around power, pride and unity in the face of difference. Strauss’s first creation for Toronto Dance Theatre draws on the embodied histories of her performers to create a richly physical ensemble work. Toronto Dance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Christopher House, is recognized for intelligent choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers.

When: March 6-9, 2013

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
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The Heist Project

Belinda McGuire.
The Heist Project, a one-woman dance event, premieres three commissioned works created by five
international artists.Tickets: $25-$30

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Enwave Theatre

 
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LEAR

World Stage Production

LEAR

Philip McKee (Canada)
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre

Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. A reinvigorated and sensitive overturning of a timeless tragedy.

Philip McKee is an emerging performance maker and director within Canada’s theatre scene. In LEAR, he’s assembled an exciting group of collaborators for this surprising staging.

LEAR originally appeared as part of Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH performing arts residency programme in 2011. For more information about HATCH, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch.

When: March 5-10, 2013

Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
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LEAR

Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre
Philip McKee (Canada).
Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this
intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. Tickets: $30.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Studio Theatre

 
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End: March 10, 2013
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A Fond Husband

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts offers a rare opportunity to see one of Thomas d’Urfey’s lesser-known farces, A Fond Husband, first performed in London in 1676.

Tickets: $18

Visit the Young Centre website for more information.

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Start: February 6, 2013
End: March 16, 2013
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the toronto sketch comedy festival

The mandate of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is three-fold: to provide a big, public showcase for sketch comedy in Toronto;
to deliver relevant professional development to artists; and
to create opportunities for positive networking and exchange among comedic writer-performers.

We currently do this by producing the annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in March (TOsketchfest), The Best of the Fest Encore Show in June, and Sketch ComAgeddon in October.

Genreally speaking, sketch comedy is any funny performance that is written, rehearsed and performed by a cast of comedians. It’s like Saturday Night Live, or SCTV, or Kids in the Hall. It’s not stand-up or improv.

And no, it’s not funny pencil drawings on the wall. Seriously, someone asked us that once.

For more information: www.torontosketchfest.com

Location: Various Venues

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Start: March 7, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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Mary Walsh’s Dancing With Rage

Canada’s favourite comedian, Mary Walsh, has created a new show that incorporates all the characters she has played over the years, including the infamous warrior princess, Marg Delahunty, with her armour-plated breasts and razor-sharp wit to “cut through all the BS.” Outrageous, original and totally honest, DANCING WITH RAGE will have you jumping for joy.

For tickets please visit the Off-Mirvish website.

Location: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

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Start: March 5, 2013
End: March 24, 2013
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Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of
artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create
innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation,
performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples
today.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of
grunt gallery, the exhibition includes work by: Jackson 2bears, KC Adams,
Sonny Assu, Bear Witness, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Boisjoly,
Corey Bulpitt & Gurl 23, Kevin Lee Burton, Raven Chacon,
Nicholas Galanin, Maria Hupfield, Mark Igloliorte, Cheryl L’Hirondelle,
Duane Linklater, madeskimo, Dylan Miner, Kent Monkman,
Marianne Nicolson, Skeena Reece, Hoka Skenandore, and
Rolande Souliere.

For more information, visit thepowerplant.org

 
Start: December 15, 2012
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: The Power Plant