April 2, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, announced her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE. The “Set The World On Fire Tour” is slated to kick off March 7th in Seattle, WA at WaMu Theater. Joining Keys on tour is rising R&B star Miguel who was recently nominated for five Grammy® Awards including Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Miguel’s ubiquitous single, “Adorn,” recently reached #1 on Urban, Urban Adult and Rhythmic Radio.
Tickets (incl. HST) $40.50, $60.50, $90.50 & $126.00; Reserved Seating (plus FMF and service charges). Available at www.Ticketmaster.com
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
6:30pm: GROUNDUP SHOWCASES:
“MAZ” featuring Michael Maher-Vocals,
“THREE METER DAY” featuring Michelle Willis-Vocals/Keys,
Hugh Marsh-Electric Violin & Don Rooke-Slide Guitar.
9:45pm: Brooklyn’s SNARKY PUPPY:
Mike Maher-Trumpet, Chris Bullock-Sax,
Bob Lanzetti-Guitar, Justin Stanton-Keys,
Nate Werth-Percussion & Robert ‘Sput’ Searight
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Renowned for introducing a contemporary edge to classical Indian dance technique, dancer/choreographers Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté present excerpts from their jointly created new work, Akshongay.
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
“The name’s Bond, James Bond…My globe-trotting adventures have inspired many of the most memorable pop songs and ﬁlm scores of the last 50 years. Goldﬁnger, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better…the list goes on and on. Come hear the fabulous TSO play my greatest hits, live in concert.” —Yours truly, 007.
Pops concerts add an orchestral flair to popular tunes from screen, stage, and more. Prepare for dazzling show-stopping artistry at each performance!
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
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.