April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014

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Theatre Review: Factory Theatre tackles stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Beatrice & Virgil

Theatre Review: Factory Theatre tackles stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Beatrice & Virgil Canadian novelist Yann Martel's Life of Pi was reworked into a blockbuster Hollywood movie directed by Ang Lee and now his 2010 novel Beatrice & Virgil is getting in on the act, this time reworked for the stage. The world premiere is on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre, and although an appreciation for the novel might help, the new work is certainly strong enough to stand on its own.

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April 22, 2014

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The Social List: Martin Short, Lauren Holly and more shine at Canadian Screen Awards

The Social List: Martin Short, Lauren Holly and more shine at Canadian Screen Awards The Sony Centre transformed into Hollywood North at the 65th Canadian Screen Awards to celebrate the best in Canadian film and TV. The evening included a star-studded red carpet, cocktail reception, awards show and after party at the Rosewater.

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April 21, 2014

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24 Hour Rental is a comedy unlike anything ever produced in Canada

24 Hour Rental is a comedy unlike anything ever produced in Canada Locally filmed TV show 24 Hour Rental is very violent and very funny.

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April 21, 2014

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Boom goes the paintbrush: brave new ways of promoting original works of art in Toronto

Boom goes the paintbrush: brave new ways of promoting original works of art in Toronto So you’ve outgrown the Bob Marley posters you bought in university, but you’re not quite ready to raise a paddle for an original from the Group of Seven. The good news is you’re in the vast majority. The bad news is that Toronto has more than 100 galleries with works for sale. Finding a meaningful original in your price range recalls a needle in a haystack.

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April 17, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Record Store Day, Lou Dawg’s, Brewer’s Backyard, Internet Cat Video Festival, Harbourfront Centre Spring Fling

Weekend Warrior: Record Store Day, Lou Dawg’s, Brewer’s Backyard, Internet Cat Video Festival, Harbourfront Centre Spring Fling It's the long weekend (and the weather seems to be co-operating), so get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer. On the docket this weekend: pulled pork poutine and live music on King St., brews at Evergreen Brick Works, a day of well-deserved veneration for the art of vinyl, an all-ages festival, and (the pièce de résistance) a cat video festival. Happy Easter, everyone.

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April 17, 2014

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Sewell: Elections coming, but who will stand up for Toronto?

Sewell: Elections coming, but who will stand up for Toronto? We are now at the point in the game where the cards have been put on the table by all the major players — the leading candidates for mayor of Toronto, the candidates for premier of Ontario and the candidates for Prime Minister of Canada.

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April 16, 2014

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The Race For Mayor: Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill toots his own horn on why he should be Toronto's next leader

The Race For Mayor: Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill toots his own horn on why he should be Toronto's next leader Richard Underhill has long been a community activist, especially regarding his home turf in Toronto’s Kensington Market. But, he’s best known as a member of legendary jazz fusion group Shuffle Demons. Now Underhill wants to parlay his decades of experience travelling the world as a musician and his work in grassroots organizing into a run at the mayor’s chair in the upcoming municipal election.

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April 16, 2014

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Ecks and the City: How to age gracefully

Ecks and the City: How to age gracefully They say men get handsomer at 40, while we just get old. Yeah, screw that.

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April 15, 2014

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The Social List: Carlos Delgado and Gerry Dee at Rogers Conn Smythe Dinner

The Social List: Carlos Delgado and Gerry Dee at Rogers Conn Smythe Dinner The 63rd Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction hosted 650 guests at the Fairmont Royal York for an entertaining evening featuring an all-star lineup of sports celebs, dinner, and extensive live and silent auctions.

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April 15, 2014

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Former Juno nominee Justin Nozuka on why he’s so proud of his new album

Former Juno nominee Justin Nozuka on why he’s so proud of his new album Justin Nozuka walks into a crammed Queen Street West café and orders a bowl of soup. With a nondescript winter parka hiding his tall, slim frame and a pair of glasses perched on his nose, even Nozuka’s diehard fans (of which there are many) would struggle to recognize the unassuming 25-year-old musician who has so confidently commanded the stage for the past seven years.

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Hogtown Humour

24 Hour Rental is a comedy unlike anything ever produced in Canada

24 Hour Rental is a comedy unlike anything ever produced in Canada

Locally filmed TV show 24 Hour Rental is very violent and very funny.

Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show under Lorne Michaels’ watchful eye

Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show under Lorne Michaels’ watchful eye

On Feb. 17, 2014, the world stopped, took a deep breath and moved forward again as Jimmy Fallon took over the reins of The Tonight Show as it moved from Los Angeles to New York City.

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Theatre

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

You’ll have to wait until next year for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie to come out, but from now until April 13 you can see 50 Shades! The Musical at the Bluma Appel Theatre. This bawdy touring...

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

From little Anne Shirley to murderous nobles.

Soulpepper’s head honcho Albert Schultz is ready  to go to war

Soulpepper’s head honcho Albert Schultz is ready to go to war

For Soulpepper’s 17th season, founding member and artistic director Albert Schultz is scheduled to reprise his role in The Norman Conquests trilogy and to direct four shows. Busy, sure, but...

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Music & Concerts

Gord Downie and The Sadies form new Toronto supergroup

Gord Downie and The Sadies form new Toronto supergroup

This is the first interview Travis Good has given regarding the new collaborative project that sees Toronto band The Sadies team up with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip fame. And, true to the...

Concert Review: Cher and Pat Benatar at the Air Canada Centre

Concert Review: Cher and Pat Benatar at the Air Canada Centre

One week after Miley Cyrus twerked her way through Toronto, it was up to a pair of female rock icons to bring some class back to the Air Canada Centre stage. With Cher headlining, and Pat Benatar...

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Books

Music continues to inspire Toronto writer Ray Robertson

Music continues to inspire Toronto writer Ray Robertson

Ray Robertson’s latest novel will be released at local rock club.

Kevin O’Leary doesn't hold anything back in new book

Kevin O’Leary doesn't hold anything back in new book

Whether you love him or hate him, venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary has taken over prime-time television. CBC’s capitalism chaplain began his onscreen career judging Dragon’s Den...

Catching up with our local running man

Catching up with our local running man

Toronto writer Ben Kaplan’s new book reveals how running can set you free.

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