April 5, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Following a series of triumphant headlining European dates, Billy Talent have today announced the long-awaited Canadian leg of their Dead Silence Tour. The tour, which kicks off on March 14, 2013 at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum, is scheduled to hit 17 cities across the country, ending April 13, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Joining Billy Talent for the entire tour will be special guests Sum 41, Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts. Tickets (incl. HST) $38.50, & $49.50 (plus service charges)
All Ages / Reserved Seating & GA Floor.
For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
At 8:00pm. Tickets start at $45 (including HST and service charge).
For 40 years, David Bromberg has artfully interpreted blues, folk, rock, jazz, pop, bluegrass, and gospel. A gifted guitarist, songwriter, and Grammy nominated recording artist, Bromberg has collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, and many other artists. New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint is a composer, arranger, producer, pianist, and singer whose abundant gifts are woven into the fabric of American popular music. He wrote Working in the Coalmine, Ride Your Pony, Riverboat, Get Out of My Life, Woman, and dozens of other classic songs. A New York Times review of a recent Toussaint show describes him as “poised and light-fingered, without an unconsidered note. And somehow New Orleans was in every phrase, with hints of swing, of humor, of sly sensuality.”
For more details: www.performance.rcmusic.ca/event/allen-toussaint-and-david-bromberg
Location: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning — 273 Bloor Street West
8pm. Esperanza Spalding vaulted into the mainstream when she snagged the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist—the first time a jazz musician had ever won in that category. (“New” may have been a bit of a misnomer, however—the bassist, vocalist and composer had been performing since the age of five.) Spalding’s latest release, Radio Music Society, sees jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart predominantly exploring pop songs.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
8 pm. Protégés of renowned producer David Foster, The Tenors (formerly the Canadian Tenors) are this country’s answer to crossover sensations Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. With their feet planted firmly in both the pop and opera worlds, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Clifton Murray have brought their outstanding renditions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and timeless classics “Amazing Grace” and “Nessun Dorma” (to name a few) and exciting new compositions written by The Tenors to concert halls and stadiums around the world.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
6:30pm: GRAY MATTER
featuring B.C.’s Eli Bennett-Sax
led by Derek Gray-Drums.
9:45pm: Denmark & New York’s
TORBEN WALDORF BAND:
Torben Waldorf-Gutiar, Adam Birnbaum-Piano, Hans Galwischnig-Bass & Jon Wikan-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Canadian legend Carole Pope (Rough Trade) joins Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), Andy Maize (Skydiggers),
Danny Michel (Juno nominee) and John Southworth (Art of Time’s Abbey Road) in the latest installment of
the “Source and Inspiration” series. The evening traces the work and influence of Franz Schubert, from the
performance of his signature work, through to the songs of today inspired by him.
Where: Enwave Dance Theatre
Tickets: $25 -$59
For more information, visit the Harbourfront Centre website.
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.
If this play were a personal ad, it would read: rich American women in search of nobility seeking poor British men with titles – a forerunner of Downton Abbey? When American Bessie Saunders comes to London, she is thrust into the world of women of wealth and men of status. The games, the lies, the affairs – what she hears and witnesses, particularly in the garden house of her older sister Pearl, is a mercilessly funny look at Europe’s smart set. Sexy, stylish, provocative and very funny – writer and critic Graham Greene called it “the best social comedy of this century.”
For more details: www.shawfest.com
Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario