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June 6, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, who rocked London and New York in 2012, announced today that they will kick off their “50 AND COUNTING” tour in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center. The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

“50 AND COUNTING” continues the exhilarating celebration of the band’s first 50 years—five decades of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe. The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the ‘Best Live Band’ at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with their release of a greatest hits collection, “GRRR!,” a groundbreaking documentary film “Crossfire Hurricane,” a photographic book “Rolling Stones: 50,” and have taken the stage by storm for their first live shows in many years. The tour is the band’s highly anticipated return to the stage.

For tickets: charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: June 6, 2013
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Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

The xx and Grizzly Bear

The xx are one of the most innovative and impassioned musical acts to come out of Britain.
Their self-titled debut CD placed ninth on Rolling Stones “best of the year” and second on NME.
Opening act is Grizzly Bear hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Their music can be described as “psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental.”

For tickets: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/221649?wrKey=EB901C77346C78F98CC2D04AA92DE4E5

Location: Downsview Park — 1-35 Carl Hall Road

Live Jazz

6:30pm: ERIC ST. LAURENT TRIO with Jordan O’Connor-Bass & Michel Desquevedo-Percussion. 9:30pm: New York’s DENNIS MACKREL with KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET: Kirk
MacDonald-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano, Neil Swainson-Bass & Dennis Mackrel-Drums of Count Basie
Orchestra.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: June 6, 2013
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The Book of Mormon

FROM THE CREATORS OF SOUTH PARK. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, “A crown­ing achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For tickets please visit: http://www.mirvish.com/shows/thebookofmormon

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: April 30, 2013
End: June 9, 2013
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YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!

From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

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Start: May 27, 2013
End: June 17, 2013
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Wizard of Oz

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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

Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario

Summer Music in the Garden

Garden Tours start June 5 – September 18, 2013. Concerts most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm.
Treat yourself to free, outstanding performances of classical and traditional music from around the world, as
the popular Summer Music in the Garden returns with another superb season. Bench seating is available
but limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don’t forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade
is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Music Garden tours are also available!

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Music Garden

 
Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 18, 2013
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Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart, former Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in England, where her very existence poses a threat, both personal and political, to her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I. As Elizabeth hesitates over decreeing her rival’s fate, Mary pleads for a face-to-face meeting – but in the swirl of intrigue that surrounds both women, whom can either one trust?

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 3, 2013
End: September 21, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Measure for Measure

Reviving draconian laws to combat immorality in Vienna, the temporary governor Angelo sentences a young man, Claudio, to death for fornication. But Angelo’s own moral failings become apparent when Claudio’s devout sister, Isabella, pleads with him for her brother’s life, only to be presented with a shocking ultimatum.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 18, 2013
End: September 21, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival