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Chatting with Venus Fest founder Aerin Fogel about Kate Bush Tribute Night – Dec 14, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

  All hail Queen Kate! With a career spanning over 40 years, Kate Bush remains one of the most singular, influential and mysterious singer-songwriters of the 20th century and beyond. Venus Fest founder, Aerin Fogel, has assembled some of Canada’s most exciting female musicians to perform stunning renditions of Bush’s work. From ”Running Up That […]

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2020 “Off-Mirvish” productions include, Us/Them, Room, Indecent

posted Monday, December 9, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

OFF-MIRVISH is a curated series of edgier, challenging and fascinating plays, that’s comprised of three internationally known plays:  US/THEM, ROOM and INDECENT. Written and directed by Carly Wijs, the Canadian premiere of US/THEM will star Gytha Parmentier and Roman Van Houtven in the brilliant, utterly compelling hit play – a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s National Theatre.  US/THEM will play February 27 through March 15, 2020. In 2004 a […]

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Ross Petty Productions presents “Lil’ Red Robin Hood” – on stage until Jan 4, 2020 (Toronto)

posted Friday, December 6, 2019

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

It’s must be holiday season if Ross Petty has a new show on stage. Rich or poor, the whole family will be hood-winked by Ross Petty Productions’ original musical, LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD this holiday season. After 23 years of holiday cheer in Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre, Ross Petty Productions’ 2019/20 Family Musical is moving to the Winter Garden Theatre on the 6th Floor of […]

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Toronto’s historic Paradise Theatre has now reopened, featuring movies, music, and more

posted Friday, December 6, 2019

by: in Uncategorized

The Paradise Theatre has reopened following a highly anticipated renovation. In the age of media-on-demand, Paradise distills what has made movie-going special through the ages: the joy of discovery through film, and the experience of sharing a space with both loved ones and strangers, tapping into a feeling of connection. The Art Deco and Art […]

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – on stage March 10 to 22. 2020 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, December 5, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Music, Toronto

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era, and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. […]

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Randy Rainbow releases Christmas album, with special guests Alan Cumming, Kathy Griffin, and more

posted Monday, December 2, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Music, Queer

On his debut Christmas album, Hey Gurl, It’s Christmas, comedian, singer, and viral star Randy Rainbow puts his signature twist on holiday classics and premieres a brand new Christmas song (the title track) with Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Randy Rainbow & Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns). Backed by a swingin’ band […]

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Poly Queer Love Ballad – on stage Nov 26 to 30. 2019 (Toronto)

posted Monday, November 25, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Theatre Passe Muraille’s next presentation of the season introduces POLY QUEER LOVE BALLAD, a bold and intimate musical experience that merges slam poetry and catchy pop-folk tunes, while challenging misconceptions surrounding polyamory and queerness. This show displays fearless, multidimensional portrayal of LGTBQ+ relationships that defies traditional narratives surrounding the status quo of how intimate and romantic connections are meant to […]

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Miracle on Ossington – Holiday Pop-Up Cocktail Bar – Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, November 22, 2019

by: in Entertaining, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

Miracle on Ossington, the beloved holiday-pop up bar and national phenomenon serving nostalgic cocktails returns to 146 Ossington Avenue in Toronto from Monday, November 25 through December 31. Miracle transforms this event space venue into a Christmas wonderland with nostalgic festive décor and holiday-themed drinks, including Christmapolitan, Run Run Rudolph, and the newly created SanTaRex.  Toronto joins more than 120 other locations, including Canadian […]

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Toronto declared “Year of Public Art” in 2021

posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019

by: in Art, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

  Mayor John Tory proclaimed 2021 as the Year of Public Art to further his commitment to the growing arts and culture sector in Toronto. Working in partnership with artists, arts organizations and communities across the city, the City of Toronto will engage with residents and visitors in a city-wide recognition of public art. The […]

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FreddieMeter – bust out your best Queen tune and take the #FreddieChallenge

posted Monday, November 18, 2019

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Music

Can anyone match Freddie Mercury’s legendary voice? Queen and YouTube Music are challenging fans to find out! The new Google built AI-powered singing challenge – FreddieMeter – rates how closely fans can mimic Freddie Mercury’s voice. Take on the #FreddieChallenge now in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust. In the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 […]

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