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October 24, 2014

Sinéad O’Connor

Never the shy and retiring type, Sinéad O’Connor has entitled her upcoming 10th album (out August 12) I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. In the almost 25 years since the release of her international hit “Nothing Compares 2U,” the Irish singer has always remained true to herself and her music. Last summer’s triumphant “Gospel Sessions” at New York’s Lincoln Center proved once again that O’Connor’s colossal stage presence is without equal.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com or call 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 24, 2014
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Chris Norman and Band

One of music’s most talented performers Chris Norman the former lead vocalist of “Smokie” and his band are delighted to announce their debut concert in Canada at the Roy Thomson Hall. Chris Norman is an English soft rock-singer, he has been a professional musician and songwriter for over 45 years. His wonderful voice and energy has seen him notch up over 20 million albums sales globally. Chris has worked with the likes of ABBA’s Agnetha, Cynthia Lennon, and has duetted with Suzi Quattro on the hit “Stumblin In.” Chris’s solo popularity took off in 1986 with the song, “Midnight Lady” which was a massive hit throughout Europe, and further success was followed by many other songs. Following several decades of international recognition Chris Norman continues to tour extensively around the world and is inviting you to experience him at what he does best.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 24, 2014
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May 15, 2014 – October 25, 2014

The Philadelphia Story

May 15 – October 25.

Tracy Lord is young, beautiful, wealthy, and about to get married. The Philadelphia socialite has divorced her dashing but unreliable husband and fallen in love with a self-made (but perhaps a bit dull) business tycoon. When a cynical tabloid newshound arrives to cover the ceremony, Tracy has a hard time keeping her nuptials – and her heart – on the right track. A classic romantic comedy, the play was a huge turnaround success for Katharine Hepburn’s in the late 1930s. Barry wrote it especially for her, and the play had a year-long run on Broadway before becoming a six-time Oscar nominated film in 1940.

Just as we brought our production of Saint Joan to Chicago, Belle Moral to Ottawa and Topdog/Underdog to Toronto, I am thrilled that this production – directed by Theatre Calgary’s Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum – will move to Calgary for a run in winter 2015. Another example of how we are determined to get our work out to new audiences. -JM.

For tickets: www.shawfest.com or call the box office at 1.800.511.SHAW.

Venue: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 
Start: May 15, 2014
End: October 25, 2014
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Location: Shaw Festival

October 25, 2014

The Wynners

A Legend in the History of Hong Kong Music…

Performing to sold-out crowds around the world…

2014 marks the year of the largest concert series in World Vision Canada’s history and of the decade! Hong Kong’s Iconic band, The Wynners, re-unites in 2014 and in full force for a concert tour like no other. The Wynners is firing up to rock the Canadian stage touring around 4 cities, ending centre stage in Toronto at the Sony Centre. All 5 members of The Wynners is set to take the crowd in, leaving it all on the stage with back to back golden melody hits! It will definitely be a once in a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Symphonic Spooks

Your family will be enthralled by hair-raising, spine-chilling classical music, as creatures of all kinds come to haunt the concert hall. Perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages, well-known spooky works, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera Overture, selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Symphonie fantastique will be heard echoing throughout the hall. Come dressed in costume to help the Orchestra get into the Halloween spirit! Come to the concert half an hour early for a special pre-concert performance in the lobby!

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Dream Serenade

Dream Serenade is a concert presented and curated by Toronto songwriter, Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl, in support of services for children with developmental disabilities.

Proceeds from the inaugural event will benefit Toronto’s Beverley Street School, directed at furthering specialized technologies and equipment that are needed on a daily basis and towards the building of a customized green playground for the children and their families. In addition, towards a family relief fund for caregivers.

This very special evening will feature intimate performances from Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies, Jason Collett, Grey Lands (Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke), Lou Canon, and Hayden himself.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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May 7, 2014 – October 26, 2014

When We Are Married

May 7 – October 26.

A second chance at love or a sweet escape? Married life is about to get interesting for three upstanding couples who have gathered to celebrate their joint silver wedding anniversaries. As the evening progresses, a stunning secret is revealed: none of them are actually, legally married. And as each couple grapples with this news, their relationships are vigorously and hilariously put to the test. Do they really want to be married after all? J.B. Priestley was keen to deflate the pomposity of the middle classes, and this play has been called “the funniest and among the most enduring plays that J.B. Priestley wrote.”

Like Shaw, J.B. Priestley loved to point a finger at those who took themselves and their “position” in society too seriously. He often did so dramatically (for example in An Inspector Calls last seen here in 2008) but was also hugely effective with comedy. Here you will witness the sudden confusion and discomfiture of three self-satisfied married couples, possibly with empathy, perhaps with a glimmer
of recognition (!) but certainly through gales of laughter. – JM.

For tickets: www.shawfest.com or call the box office at 1.800.511.SHAW.

Venue: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 
Start: May 7, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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Location: Shaw Festival

October 22, 2014 – October 26, 2014

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

October 22-26th, 2014. Come celebrate their 15th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

The Festival will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and other various venues. Please review the website for further details.

Website: www.imaginenative.org

 
Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – October 26, 2014

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Experience science in the key of rock! Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock ‘n’ roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? How can performers bring hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to their feet? What physiological effects does rock have on the listener? The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock – and how those tools have changed the music.

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is included with general admission to the Science Centre.

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/rocknroll

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

 
Start: June 11, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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October 26, 2014

25th Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning,” these are all familiar songs of the First World War. By modern day standards it was a less complicated time when duty called and thousands of young Canadians answered. This year the strife and sorrows, the glory and success of ‘The War To End All Wars’ will be commemorated at the Royal Canadian Military Institute’s Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular.

This is the 25th annual RCMI Concert and an occasion you must attend! As always, the band spectacular will feature stirring marches, contemporary numbers and period pieces that will get you tapping your toes and humming along. As well, we are in for a number of pleasant surprises, from vocals to guest bands, that you simply won’t want to miss. Of course we will once again feature more than 120 pipers, drummers, brass and woodwind players from Toronto’s Navy, Air Force and Army bands. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy the best musicians our Armed Forces have to offer.

Doors open at 12:30pm for display viewing.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 26, 2014
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