Monthly Archives: July 2013

The French Answer–Toronto Summer Music

What’s the question, you may ask. But it’s not that there is an answer (a noun). It’s a verb in that headline.  Swimmers swim, runners run, and for a period of time, I believe the French answered. It’s how I … Continue reading

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Parlour trick

A few days ago I wrote about ear-worms, as an example of photographic (or “eidetic”) memory, and said there’s another kind as well.  I don’t mean to limit things by saying there’s one other kind, when there may be more … Continue reading

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You say “tomato”

I love analogies.  Sometimes I push them too far –beyond the point where they’re helpful illustrations—simply because I enjoy the game so much, of making one thing represent another. Today I was thinking about tomatoes & voices.  Tomatoes don’t usually … Continue reading

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Ken Gass’s Inaugural CANADIAN REP THEATRE season

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Venues, Dates & Cast announced for Ken Gass’s Inaugural CANADIAN REP THEATRE season   TORONTO (JULY 9, 2013)   Artistic Director Ken Gass today announced venues, casting and dates for three Canadian … Continue reading

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Stop Kiss

Let your friends suggest what to go see.  You’ll end up in places you might never have found otherwise. Led by my friend, tonight I went to see Stop Kiss, Diana Son’s play at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, directed … Continue reading

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Toronto Consort 13-14 Season

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. 2013-14 season unveiled Highlights include Swedish Folk Baroque, Ensemble Lucidarium from Italy, and Cavalli’s opera Giasone “As led by its Artistic Director, David Fallis, the Toronto Consort lavishes luminous clarity, lightness … Continue reading

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TSM: INSIDER EVENTS

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 8, 2013 Toronto Summer Music announces INSIDER EVENTS at 2013 Festival TORONTO…New at this year’s Toronto Summer Music Festival are behind-the-scenes Festival Insider Events, including film screenings, … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Douglas McNabney

Born and raised in Toronto, violist  Douglas McNabney is one of Canada’s most distinguished chamber musicians.  He has enjoyed an international performing career with appearances in Holland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, Switzerland, … Continue reading

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Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2

Think the title’s long? that’s not even the full title.  It’s Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig, the latest production from Soup Can Theatre.  When I saw it I figured yes this is a … Continue reading

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