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Studio One Forever – historical look back at this famed West Hollywood gay disco

posted Friday, February 2, 2024

by: in Film, Pride, Queer, Streaming Online

STUDIO ONE FOREVER is the untold story of America’s trailblazing gay disco, a kaleidoscopic excursion into LGBTQ+ history through the lens of this groundbreaking club.  Studio One was more than just a disco; it was a mecca for gay men looking for identity in a world that saw them as outcasts. Its adjoining nightclub, The […]

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Trans-Canada Highwaymen – supergroup of 80s/90s musicians cover CanCon classics from the 60s/70s

posted Saturday, January 27, 2024

by: in Music

The Canadian supergroup Trans-Canada Highwaymen have taken a collection of CanCon classics for a spin with a 14-track recording that pays homage to the great K-Tel compilation records of the 1970s. The lineup includes four singer-songwriters who have all written songs that have contributed to Canadian culture — Sloan bassist Chris Murphy, Odds guitarist Craig […]

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Soulpepper opens 2024 season with two captivating queer productions, both developed by local Canadian writers (Toronto)

posted Saturday, January 20, 2024

by: in Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Soulpepper is launching its 2024 season with two highly anticipated productions, each telling queer stories and each written by Canadian talent. First is the Toronto premiere of Casey and Diana, written by Nick Green and directed by Andrew Kushnir, on stage for the first time in Toronto after an acclaimed sold-out run at Stratford Festival […]

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Fireworks – Italian film dazzles with queer love amid small town ignorance

posted Thursday, January 18, 2024

by: in Film, Queer, Streaming Online

Fireworks takes place in a small Sicilian town during the summer of 1982. Two teenage boys become close friends who eventually fall in love with each other, much to the disapproval of those around them, including their parents. The relationship soon becomes a topic of gossip in their small town, and despite everyone’s objections, the […]

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Slamdance Film Festival embodies the DIY spirit of independent filmmaking and storytelling- Jan 19 to 25, 2024

posted Wednesday, January 17, 2024

by: in Film, Streaming Online

Slamdance is celebrating its 30th year of operations in 2024. The LA-based organization has evolved into a multi-faceted artist-led organization that serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers, and storytellers from around the world with a series of year-round initiatives. Known best for its renegade annual Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Slamdance was established by a […]

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Feeling 22 – A Live Tribute To Taylor Swift featuring 35 Songs By 7 Artists -January 20, 2024 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, January 16, 2024

by: in Celebrity, Music, Toronto

Toronto Swifties may not need to wait for her concert to hear Taylor Swift’s hits live. Feeling 22 – A Live Tribute to Taylor Swift, a tribute concert that spans the superstar’s entire career, returns to The Rec Room at Roundhouse Park for a third straight year on January 20, 2024. Feeling 22 features more […]

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Teenage Head’s 1980 “Heatwave” performance now available for the first time ever

posted Friday, January 12, 2024

by: in Music

It was pure fate that Hamilton’s punk legends, Teenage Head, got to perform at one of the most memorable concerts that took place in Ontario during 1980. Heatwave featured several top name new wave bands of that time, including Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, The B-52s, The Pretenders, and many more, including several local acts.  In […]

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He Went That Way – dark fictionalized tale of a true crime story between two strangers

posted Thursday, January 11, 2024

by: in Film, Streaming Online

He Went That Way is a taut thriller set in 1964 that is based on a true crime story that puts a wicked spin on the buddy road trip film. The film follows 19-year-old serial killer Bobby (Jacob Elordi) as he is picked up by a celebrity animal handler, Jim (Zachary Quinto), on a desolate […]

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Shaw Festival announces its 2024 programming – tickets now available

posted Friday, January 5, 2024

by: in Theatre

The Shaw Festival has announced it’s program for 2024, and there are a couple of productions featuring queer talent at the helm. Damien Atkins  stars in not one, but two of next season’s productions – Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Human Heart, as well as, Candida. Also, Ryan G. Hinds directs the Charles Dickens […]

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WinterViews – Toronto’s largest patio transitions to a winter wonderland with a synthetic skating rink and dining cabins

posted Thursday, January 4, 2024

by: in Outdoors, Toronto

As the temperatures drop and winter takes over the city, Winterviews is ready to welcome Torontonians to the newest outdoor oasis in the city. Presented by RendezViews, it’s designed to be part cottage retreat and part Winter Wonderland, complete with 10 private dining cabins, a communal lodge, and fully surrounded by the city’s largest synthetic skating […]

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