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Before the golden age: Stratford shines at 50… but Robin Breon finds things weren’t always this good

Before the golden age: Stratford shines at 50… but Robin Breon finds things weren’t always this good – Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario Robin Breon THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL DELIVERED EVERYTHING THAT IT promised and more. With a dazzling season of programming that included twenty productions, the opening of a long-dreamed-of fourth […]

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Achieving a breakthrough – includes related articles on winners of Canadian National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

Achieving a breakthrough – includes related articles on winners of Canadian National Aboriginal Achievement Awards – Cover Story Thomas Hansen When the 1995 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards take place at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 31st, the attention of Canada’s native community will be focused on the outstanding non-political achievements made by their peers. […]

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foreber Undead – actor Jonathan Frid – Brief Article

foreber Undead – actor Jonathan Frid – Brief Article – Interview Sherri Telenko This retired vampire just canit shake the curse of eternal life. ITiS FORTUITOUS THAT THE NIGHT BEFORE IiM TO MEET WITH ACTOR JONATHAN FRID, iW HAT IS DARK Shadows?i is the answer to a $300 Jeopardy question in the category of classic […]

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Haunted Hike – Entrances

Haunted Hike – Entrances – an unusual guided tour of St. John’s, Newfoundland Gordon Jones Six years ago, Dale Jarvis, a connoisseur of the paranormal inaugurated a summer-night Haunted Hike tour of downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland. Appealing to visitors and residents alike, it has become a popular fixture in the summer entertainment calendar, running five […]

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Tafelmusik – Canadian baroque orchestra director Jeanne Lamon

Tafelmusik – Canadian baroque orchestra director Jeanne Lamon – Interview Karen Bell Taking a breather between May and August European tours, Music Director and violin virtuoso Jeanne Lamon found time to reflect on Tafelmusik’s recent accomplishments. Of the May tour, she says, “It was successful because we had concerts in important places like the Barbican […]

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Kim Frank: miracles in Moscow

Kim Frank: miracles in Moscow – choreographer Karen Bell Independent choreographer Kim Frank loves to work in Russia. A Canadian by birth, Frank is considering moving to Russia. She has made 4 visits to choreograph theatre productions at the Stanislavsky, Vaktangov and Lencom theatres in Moscow and has worked on The Taming of the Shrew […]

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Bill Graham: portrait of a jazz drummer

Bill Graham: portrait of a jazz drummer Leonard Gasparini It’s showtime at the Chez Paree nightclub in Montreal. The year is 1953, and several eager yet nervous musicians of the city’s Jazz Workshop are getting ready to jam with the legendary Charlie “Bird” Parker. One of the group is a 24-year-old drummer by the name […]

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Honouring Bluma Appel – recipient of Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award

Honouring Bluma Appel – recipient of Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award – Brief Article The 2002 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award has been awarded to Bluma Appel, an outstanding Canadian patron of the arts. Creator of the Bluma Appel Awards, which have supported such institutions as the Royal Conservatory of Music, […]

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Sonny Greenwich: Canadian jazz great

Sonny Greenwich: Canadian jazz great Andy Scott With chorus after chorus of pearl and jewel, threaded by tune-smiths like Jerome Kern, Miles Davis and George Gershwin, Sonny Greenwich embodies the free spirit that is Canadian jazz. To experience him live is to embark on a voyage of discovery. His is as honest an improvisation as […]

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A drop of goodness in a sea of insanity

A drop of goodness in a sea of insanity – music group NOJO founders and co-leaders Hal Hill The talents of the co-leaders of NOJO need to be recognized by a larger audience. This interview with pianist Paul Neufeld and guitarist Michael Occhipinti was conducted as they were completing a new recording. H.H. [to Michael] […]