March 27, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
A genre-bending edition of the JUNO Concert Series unveiled by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in advance of the 2013 JUNO Week! Celebrate Canadian musical excellence and watch a diverse lineup of homegrown roots, blues and world musicians as they take the stage at Toronto’s Lula Lounge. Presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and supported by media partners Exclaim! and NOW Magazine, proceeds from the March 27 event will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.
The lineup shines a spotlight on Canada’s wide-ranging musical talent, including: violinist Jaron Freeman-Fox; world music group and 2013 JUNO Award nominees Jaffa Road; a self-described “Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Punk-Super-Party-Band,” the Lemon Bucket Orkestra; folksinger Brenna MacCrimmon; singer-songwriter and storyteller Jory Nash; the haunting roots duo Scarlett Jane; blues and jazz vocalist and 2013 JUNO nominee Shakura S’Aida; and blues guitarist and 2013 JUNO nominee Steve Strongman.
Advance tickets are $20 and will be available March 1 at www.lula.ca
Location: Lula Lounge — 1585 Dundas Street West
6:30pm: JAMIE RUBEN TRIO: Jamie Ruben-Guitar, Steve Zsirai-Bass,
and Tim Shia-Drums. 9:45pm: New York’s MIKE WEBSTER SEXTET featuring INGRID
JENSEN: Ingrid Jensen-Trumpet, Mike Webster-Sax, Chris Dingman-Vibes,
Jesse Lewis-Guitar, Ike Sturm-Bass, and Jared Shoenig-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
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
For more information, visit thepowerplant.org
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Visit Mirvish.com for more information.