Happy Home Opening Series to the Toronto Blue Jays!! Good luck this season boys!
Joe Bonamassa comes to Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday November 17 in support of his forthcoming 12th studio album Driving Toward the Daylight. The blues rock guitarist was last here at Massey Hall in early 2011. Tickets are onsale Wed Apr 11, 11am to FriendsFirst members and Fri Apr 13 10am to the general public.
We’ve got some great shows coming up that we’re really excited about…
Bob Newhart (Friday): The comic legend, joins us at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, April 13. Mr Newhart is an icon from the golden era of American comedy. The dry, stammering delivery he has cultivated over the years has worn quite well with age. I was fortunate enough to catch his last show here in 2009 and it was real treat. This is not to miss! CONTINUE READING >
LOVE OVER AND OVER The songs of Kate McGarrigle is an evening presented by Luminato at Massey Hall on June 15, when they bring together singer-songwriter legend Kate McGarrigle’s family and friends to celebrate her inspiring life and work. The show will feature Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Peggy Seeger, and more than a dozen others. Tickets go on sale to FriendsFirst on Monday, April 9 and to the general public on Saturday, April 14 at noon.
We are just thrilled to relay news if you missed it last week, that An acoustic evening withNorah Jones has been announced at Massey Hall on July 6, 2012. The multi Grammy Award winner will perform songs celebrating her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts. Tickets are on sale now.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
A sincere congratulations go to Toronto’s own Blue Rodeo, who in addition to The City of Ottawa proclaiming March 30, 2012 “Blue Rodeo Day”, were inducted into the JUNO Hall of Fame this past weekend. CONTINUE READING >
We are now into the first week of December and that means only one thing: fabulous holiday-themed movies that are fun for the whole family! One such fantastic film is the newer but destined-to-be-canonized Elf. Why, you might ask, would you bring up such a thing on this, the Soundboard blog? Why because one of our favourite comedians plays a very important role in the film: Papa Elf is played by none other than Bob Newhart, who will be performing his signature stand-up material right here at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday.
While we don’t anticipate that Papa Elf will be making an appearance on Friday, it’s interesting to note Newhart’s versatility. I won’t bother you with the premise of the film (if you don’t already know it and therefore love it to pieces) – instead I’ll let Papa Elf himself provide a little exposition:
Bob Newhart (FRIDAY): For a little slice of what Newhart is all about, check out a clip from this recent cinematic gem. The classic funnyman brings his dry wit and clever satire to the Roy Thomson Hall stage this Friday.
Sophie Milman (FRIDAY): Sophie’s just been nominated for a 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, and released Take Love Easy just this past spring – it sprang to number one on the charts soon thereafter. Hear her sing the title track from the album on Canada AM, and then check out the real deal at Massey Hall. CONTINUE READING >
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