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April 11, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Green Day

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said, “Dear friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.”
Tickets $25.50 & $55.50 (incl. HST & service charges).
All Ages /GA Floor, Reserved Seating.

For tickets please visit: www.LiveNation.com

Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: April 11, 2013
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An Evening with YES

7pm. In a career first, the iconic and Grammy award-winning rock band YES will perform a classic rock triple header including 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close To The Edge and 1977’s Going For The One—each in its entirety, all in one concert. Each album represents an important milestone in YES’ career.

The multi-platinum progressive rock band includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison.

For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

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Date: April 11, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

A Verdi Celebration

12 – 1 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of opera’s greatest composers, artists of the COC Orchestra perform Giuseppe Verdi’s only surviving chamber work, the String Quartet in E Minor. The quartet is paired with the enchanting Three Madrigals for violin and viola by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, in which the sprung rhythms of the English Renaissance intersect with the Bohemian-Moravian folk themes and dances of his homeland.

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

 
Date: April 11, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

live jazz

6:30pm: DARREN SIGESMUND 6 featuring Luis Deniz-Sax led by Daren Sigesmund-Trombone/
Compositions. 9:45pm: 2013 Grammy Nominee: New York’s MANUEL VALERA: Manuel Valera-Piano,
Yosvany Terry-Sax, Roberto Occhipinti-Bass, and Ludwig Afonso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: April 11, 2013
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She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament

World Stage Production

She She Pop (Germany)
Performed in German with English surtitles

Mirroring the story of King Lear and his daughters, She She Pop members take to the stage with their own aging fathers to enumerate their inheritances and negotiate how power, money, memory and love are passed along across the generations. With the drive of a game show, this heart wrenching and humourous work strives to find the intersections of responsibility and respect between parents and children. She She Pop, based in Berlin and Hamburg, is one of Germany’s most important performance collectives.

When: April 17-20, 2013

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: April 10, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Akshongay

Nova Bhattacharya and Louis Laberge-Côté celebrate the power and beauty of abstraction and the
transformative experience they have undergone in their creative relationship over the last decade. Tickets: $19.50-$34.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Enwave Theatre

 
Start: April 11, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

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

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Start: April 6, 2013
End: April 13, 2013
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Location: Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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

HATCH 2013

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.

 
Start: April 8, 2013
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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

RUNNING TIME

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.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions