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June 20, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Willie Nelson and Family

8pm. An icon in American popular culture and one of the greatest treasures in music, Willie Nelson is a living legend whose career has spanned over six decades. With 2,500 songs in his nearly 300-album discography and multiple Grammy’s, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards under his belt, Nelson’s credentials are formidable.

The prolific artist has sold more than 40 million records in the United States and is well known as an activist for his contributions to social causes. In 2004, his hit “On the Road Again” was ranked among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 1961, he wrote “Crazy,” which became a career-changing song for Patsy Cline. Nelson is also known for perhaps the most memorable version of “Always On My Mind” ever recorded.

lson’s critical success in country music is largely due to his unique country sound, which fuses jazz, blues, pop, rock, and folk. To celebrate his 80th birthday this year, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, a collaboration by Willie Nelson and Family, will be released on April 16.

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

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

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Date: June 20, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Live Jazz

5:00pm: DAVID FRENCH’S BLOOMSDAY featuring Ethan Ardelli + Fabio Ragnelli-Drums.
8:00pm: PAT LaBARBERA with Brian Dickson, Neil Swainson & Bob McLaren.
11:00pm: New York’s VICTOR LEWIS with RYAN OLIVER: Ryan Oliver-Sax, Gary Williamson-Paino,
Alex Coleman-Bass, & Victor Lewis-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: June 20, 2013
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Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Industry professionals unite at Harbourfront Centre for Book Summit 2013 to celebrate the exciting changes in the literary world through a day-long conference featuring various workshops and panel discussions. Shake, Rattle & Roll, kicks off with a keynote address by author and New York Times Magazine’s ethicist Chuck Klosterman, followed by an interview and Q&A. For a full schedule visit booksummit.ca. Tickets are $166.25, $92.75 for students and seniors.

Events take place at 7:30pm in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), unless otherwise noted. Box Office/Information: 416-973-4000 or readings.org.

 
Date: June 20, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity

June 14 – 23, 2013. Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual celebration of the arts infusing Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.

For more information: www.luminato.com

Location: Various Venues

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Start: June 14, 2013
End: June 23, 2013
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Location: Luminato Festival

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days. Uniting half a
million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, our site being one of them, the festival is the ultimate
destination for music lovers. Make the festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh
jazz.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: June 20, 2013
End: June 29, 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

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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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Waiting for Godot

“What are we doing here, that is the question,” says Vladimir as he and Estragon await their rendezvous with the mysterious Godot. The question takes on a cosmic significance as the two hapless tramps struggle to make sense of their predicament, abandoned in a universe of comic absurdity shot through with moments of nameless terror.

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

Location: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: June 13, 2013
End: September 20, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

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