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Beach soprano Julia Dawson is taking time out of her busy schedule to perform a special benefit concert June 3, at 8 p.m., at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Accompanying Dawson is pianist Jenna Douglas. Dawson recently graduated from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she won the Earnest Hatch Wilkins Memorial […]

Art Scene

Zilberschmuck Art & Jewelry, 910 Kingston Rd., is holding an exhibition of pieces that were part of the Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition of Canadian Fine Jewelry and Metalwork, May 19 through June 25. The show is called Inspired by, and features works by both professionals and students enrolled in metal arts programs across the country […]

Notre Dame School hosts “Dance Off”

Students from all over the city participated in the Dance Off competion on May 13 at Notre Dame Catholic School. Teams were judged by a panel of professionals including SYTYCD Canada’s Tre Armstrong. Mary Ward’s team, Adrenalyn finished in first place. See photo gallery below.   [nggallery ID=7]

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The students at Neil McNeil High School are presenting a special fundraiser for Japan when they stage In A Grove: Four Japanese Tales of the Supernatural, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the school. Written by Eric Cole, the story takes place in a grove that was once the village of Kogisu. It covers a […]

Beach Arts Scene

Wally Schmidt has combined his passions for fly-fishing and photography into a special exhibition of his work, May 21 to 23,  at The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd. Schmidt has been a professional fly-fishing guide for the past 30 years, fishing  the lakes, streams and rivers of three continents. Along the way he took up […]

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Beach United Church’s Jazz Vespers presents The Peggy Mahon Trio, May 7, 4:30 to 5:15, at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva. Peggy Mahon has been a fixture in Toronto’s jazz scene for many years, as have her accompanists for this gig, pianist Bruce Harvey, and bassist Dave Field. Mahon’s silky vocal stylings are perfectly suited […]

Beach Arts Scene

The members of The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents the eighth annual Small Paintings for Small Spaces Art Show, May 13-15, at Kew Cottage (a.k.a., the Gardener’s Cottage) in Kew Gardens. This is your opportunity to visit the historic Kew Cottage and see what the Beaches Rotary Club – in combination with the City […]

Beach Arts Scene

Vibrant Perceptions is the title of an art exhibit featuring three Beach and area artists at Arta Gallery, in the Distillery district, 55 Mill St., Suite 102, Bldg. 9, from April 12 to 26. Marlene Pape, Kellie Jobson, and Liz Russ are tapping into the vibrancy of Toronto as an inspiration for their artwork. Whether […]

Scots get credit for Canada

How the Scots Invented Canada, Ken McGoogan, 2010, Harper Collins, 415 pages, $29.99 Writer and historian Ken McGoogan paraphrased the title of his most recent book from Arthur Herman’s classic How the Scots Invented the Modern World, published in 2001. McGoogan said that his book, How the Scots Invented Canada, expands on “the relatively few […]

Celeste Keller and Lori Dell

You remember me telling you about two local artists, Celeste Keller and Lori Dell, who were participating in the television series Star Portraits. Each artist was assigned to complete a portrait of a particular Canadian celebrity – Celeste was assigned Mike Holmes and Lori, Jeanne Beker – as were others. The celebrity would then chose which […]