Monthly Archives: August 2013

Adam Klein – Winterreise

On his Vimeo webpage Eric Solstein says  “This amazing performance by Adam Klein & Craig Ketter of the Schubert song cycle will be the soundtrack to a film I’m just finishing. It’s too powerful not to be available on its … Continue reading

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Dark Blue Jasmine

I went into a theatre expecting brilliance from Cate Blanchett, and was blind-sided by Woody Allen’s politics.  But maybe that was to be expected. I keep finding politics everywhere I turn.  Maybe it’s me (and the political focus of what … Continue reading

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10 questions for Alaina Viau

Alaina Viau works at the Glenn Gould School at the RCM as the Opera and Royal Conservatory Orchestra Manager.  What makes her tick? Real performances where there is natural movement and real emotions on stage, with singing that will make … Continue reading

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Loose Tea Music Theatre: La Tragédie de Carmen

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. LOOSE TEA Music Theatre proudly announces its inaugural opera, La Tragédie de Carmen. Presented at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, this opera is a powerful, raw and visceral adaptation of Bizet’s … Continue reading

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Christian Jeffries: Songs From The Couch

I first encountered Christian Jeffries in the Soup Can Theatre cabaret show Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2 at the Fringe in July, the most memorable performer we encountered for two brief numbers. CJ was back last night, … Continue reading

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Trajectory to Elysium

I try not to give away the plots of films I review.  As I write my second piece within a week of seeing Elysium, I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who has not yet seen it. The … Continue reading

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Jobs is Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple.  While Steve Wozniak may have been the better programmer/designer, Jobs was a visionary. I can’t help recalling The Social Network, the film that told us about Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild Facebook.  … Continue reading

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