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The sixth and final installment of The Cello concert series will take place on Sunday, May 3. Brian Manker, solo cellist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, will perform Bach’s Cello Suite no. 5 and other works during the hour-long concert. Manker is also a member of the New Orford String Quartet and the Adorno […]

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St. John’s Catholic Church is holding its annual choir concert on Wednesday, June 18. On the program are sacred and popular songs, solo guest performers and a selection from Phantom of the Opera. There will be complimentary light refreshments after the concert. The show gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 794 Kingston Rd. […]

Catching up with Vince Parrell

On a January afternoon when the polar vortex has iced Toronto, Vince Parrell shows up on Skype in a t-shirt and shorts, palm trees reflected in his glasses. The founder, former owner and revered instructor of Vince Parrell’s Dance Centre is all smiles and full of energy as he welcomes me to his winter retreat […]

Beach ballerina cast in The Nutcracker

One young Beach ballerina is getting a very special Christmas present this year. Rebekah Bloomfield, 12, will be dancing in the National Ballet’s annual seasonal production of The Nutcracker. She is one of four National Ballet School students who will dance the leading role of Marie during the company’s two-week run. Rebekah’s first performance is […]