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15 October 2019

Frank Turner Sits Down at Toronto’s QET

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October 10th was the first time Frank Turner has performed in Toronto since I started listening to Frank Turner. I’ve never been to one of the high-energy concerts at the …

29 June 2019

The TSO Opens & Closes with The Firebird

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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra closed out their season by opening a new chapter, welcoming incoming music director Gustavo Gimeno to the podium to introduce himself to the audience before be begins …

21 June 2019

James Ehnes plays the Korngold Concerto (& the TSO plays Carmina Burana)

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James Ehnes is a thrilling violinist, a brilliant technician who…

11 June 2019

The TSO plays “Modern Broadway”

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When conductor Steven Reineke led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through the Phantom of the Opera overture to kick off Monday night’s performance of “Modern Broadway”- the first of four performances …

05 April 2019

The TSO’s Best of Hollywood

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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is world-class and their recent infusion of young new players really livens things up down at Roy Thomson Hall (always a fun venue to visit). I’m …

16 December 2015

Cirque de la Symphonie: Holiday Hits at the TSO

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Facing the garlanded stage with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra warming up, looked down on by the Etobicoke School of the Arts Holiday Chorus, I can’t help but feel the buzz …

01 December 2015

The Lone Bellow at Boston’s House of Blues

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I recently had the extreme pleasure of seeing The Lone Bellow at Boston’s House of Blues, and I can’t have asked for a better way to spend a Wednesday night. …

20 November 2015

TSO Movie Nights: Back to the Future & Psycho

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Two nights in October, I did something I haven’t done in far too long- I went to the symphony. But these were not regular nights at the symphony. There was …

07 October 2015

Alabama Shakes at Boston Calling Music Festival

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She came, she sang, and oh boy did she conquer. Frontwoman Brittany Howard led Alabama Shakes in a tour-de-force takeover of the recent Boston Calling Music Festival’s closing act. A …

26 June 2015

TSO Pops: The Wizard & I

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Performing with a symphony orchestra is a tricky thing, especially for a musical theatre performer. On a stage that likely has better acoustics than your usual proscenium, in a space …

03 November 2014

Global Cabaret 2014, Part 2

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The Global Cabaret Festival came to an end with a rousing late-night performance from the great Jackie Richardson. I celebrated the first seven shows on my agenda in Part 1. …

26 October 2014

Global Cabaret 2014, Part 1

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I’m halfway through the 7th (and final?) Global Cabaret Festival weekend down at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Here are the highlights so far: UPDATE: Read Part 2 …

30 August 2014

This Gentleman Prefers His Blonde in Provincetown

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I am still in awe that I sat so close and watched relished the astonishing Megan Hilty in Provincetown.  My Entertainment World interviewed her this past Winter, but the joy …

04 July 2014

Bey & Jay Light set Gillette Stadium on Fire

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As the smell of weed wafted through the air, the lights dimmed, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z took the stage at Gillette Stadium.  The two walked out with one of their …

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