April 9, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
ATO Records and Bobby Long proudly present Wishbone, the sophomore album from the British born artist who calls New York City home. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show), the well crafted songs on Wishbone live up to the expectations put upon a young man the Wall Street Journal touted as a “promising talent” with “much more to say,” after the release of his Liam Watson produced debut album A Winter Tale.
On Wishbone Long taps into a broader pallete of emotions than he has on past releases, eschewing melancholy and eloquently channeling anger and frustration into gritty, hard driving guitar (Long played a majority of the guitar heard on the album) parts that compliment his rough-hewn vocals. Steel guitar provides an apt counter balance, adding a hint of twang and drawn out expanse to the urgency put forth in the lyrics. Throughout the album Long displays his deft control of melody and tone, well practiced over many years of prolific songwriting.
Venue: The Drake Hotel — 1150 Queen Street West
FERN LINDZON TRIO:
David French-Sax, and
9:30pm: Annual Jerry Johnson Scholarship Fundraiser:
AL KAY’S BONE ORCHESTRA:
Toronto’s Top Trombonists &
Killer Rhythm Section.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
12 – 1 p.m. Christopher Mokrzewski, one of Toronto’s most versatile and exciting young pianists, takes a fascinating look at the influence of French classical composers on the music of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. With Evans’ iconic “Peace Piece” as a point of departure, this unique program weaves together the music of Ravel, Poulenc and Messiaen with some of Evans’ signature tunes.
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
Due to overwhelming demand, UK-based trio MUSE have announced a second Toronto date for their upcoming 2013 tour. The full scale-tour will bring the band to arenas across North America. Tickets for the added Toronto show on April 10th will go on sale Friday, December 14th at 10:00AM. Muse is touring in support of their sixth album The 2nd Law, released on Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone declared The 2nd Law as Muse’s “biggest, craziest music yet.” Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Since forming in 1994, they have released five studio albums selling upwards of 15 million albums worldwide. The group’s last album The Resistance reached Number 1 in 19 countries around the world, and they have won numerous awards around the world including a Best Rock Album Grammy Award and an American Music Award for The Resistance.
For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
DATES: April 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 2013
TIMES: 7:30 P.M. (*with the exception of Sunday, April 7 matinee at 3 P.M.)
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is an enchanting romp through a fairly-tale land in which dragons and spirits roam
and perseverance is rewarded by true love. A magical tale that delights audiences of all ages, The Magic
Flute is a wonderful adventure for the whole family.
One of the most-performed operas worldwide, The Magic Flute is perhaps Mozart’s greatest popular
success. It tells the tale of a prince, Tamino, who is sent by The Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter
Pamina from her nemesis Sarastro. Accompanied by the endearingly incorrigible Papageno and with the aid
of a magic flute, the besotted Tamino ventures into the temple and quickly finds that all is not as it seems. TICKET PRICES: $35 – $155.
For more details: www.operaatelier.com
Location: The Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge 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
HATCH is Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency programme. This is your chance to
encounter some of the most original, exciting and fresh voices in theatre, dance and performance our city
has to offer. The audience is invited to engage and interact with the artists following their presentations.
For more information, visit the Harboufront Centre website.
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