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June 10, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Dennis Lehane

Get your tickets now and take a “Walk on the Dark Side” with best-selling author, Dennis Lehane.

Enjoy an evening with Dennis Lehane as he talks about his writing experiences and offers insights into the creation of his books. Plus a Question and Answer period will allow you to ask questions of your own . Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published nine more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile, and Live By Night. Morrow also published Coronado, a collection of five stories and the play, “Coronado,” which has received stage productions in New York City; Chicago; San Francisco; and Genoa, Italy. Three of his novels –Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island– have been adapted into award-winning films. “Live By Night” his latest novel, got him a consulting job on the hit HBO show Boardwalk Empire for season 4. Don’t miss a night with this true Bostonian.

For tickets: www.mirvish.com

Location: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

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Date: June 10, 2013
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Live Jazz

6:30pm:
MYRIAD TRIO:
Chris Donnelly-Piano,
Dan Fortin-Bass, and
Ernesto Cervini.
9:30pm: JOHN CHEESMAN
JAZZ ORCHESTRA
14-Piece Big Band led by
Drummer/Composer
John Cheesman.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: June 10, 2013
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NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE)

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces the second wave of programming for the 19th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 10-16, 2013. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets.

NXNE Music has confirmed that rock ‘n’ roll legends Social Distortion and Outkast rapper Big Boi will headline free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS). The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by Toronto hardcore darlings F***ed Up, Montreal-based chanteuse Coeur De Pirate, hip hop duo Smif N’ Wessun, genre-crossing experimentalists WHY?, San Francisco post-punkers The Soft Moon, British guitar band Peace, melodic punks White Lung, chillwave quartet DIANA, noise rock trio Nü Sensae, heavy psych group Destruction Unit, synth pop artists Majical Cloudz, pop shoegazers Still Corners, Copenhagen punk band Lower, electro-rockers Moon King, jazz-rock fusionists Lean Left featuring Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love, and indie rockers Blinker the Star performing for the first time in ten years. For the current list of confirmed NXNE Music programming visit www.nxne.com/artists.

NXNEi (NXNE Interactive) will present over 80 inspiring presentations and panels including Habits of Highly Effective YouTubers by Ipsa Desai of Google. Desai will highlight the most effective methods and techniques to build an audience on YouTube. Previously announced NXNEi presentations include How to Start and Grow a Unique Idea/Passion/Biz with Little to No Startup Money by Johnny Cupcakes and CineCoup: the trials and tribulations of launching a disruptive film start-up by J. Joly. Learn more at www.nxne.com/interactive.

 
Start: June 10, 2013
End: June 16, 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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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

Cats

Be one of the first to experience an all-new Canadian production of CATS.

For the first time in over 25 years, an all-Canadian cast graces the Toronto stage with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical masterpiece.

For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/theatre.asp

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

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Start: May 28, 2013
End: September 22, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions