Monthly Archives: January 2014


I suppose the headline suggests something big, when all I really want to talk about is dinner in a small town. I was in Barrie today for a play at the Mady Centre, a charming new theatre right in the … Continue reading

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The Last of Romeo & Juliet

It works. I just attended the Saturday matinee of The Last of Romeo and Juliet by Talk is Free Theatre at Barrie’s Mady Centre for the Performing Arts. The salient question on this occasion is the one that often comes … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Leslie Ann Bradley

Canadian “Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley brings the stage to life whenever she sets foot into the spotlight” (Toronto Star).  Praised as a “vocal and dramatic powerhouse”, her 2013/14 season is filled with debuts and return engagements.  Her winter/spring is infused … Continue reading

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Shared Dreams of Freedom

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Shared Dreams of Freedom The Romanian General Consulate & One Room Theatre invite you to a literary evening and a reception, which will bring together Romanian-Canadian and African-Canadian poets, celebrating Romania’s … Continue reading

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Ongoing Upheaval

I had the most curious experience during my second look at The Great Upheaval, the imported show from Guggenheim’s Collection at the AGO. The first time through I more or less bought into the official story of this show, an … Continue reading

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(Q + A) x 300: questions and conversations

This is the moment when bloggers look at their annual stats, notice trends, and perhaps say thank you to the community that supports them. According to my stats I posted 232 different items over 365 days. This is a moment … Continue reading

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