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 >
Last week we made a very exciting announcement – the return of the National Geographic Live series to Roy Thomson Hall for the 2012|2013 Season. The second season is packed with twice as much good stuff because, due to popular demand, we’ve added another day of presentations! Subscriptions are now available for either Monday or Tuesday evenings.
Once again, the series will feature four dynamic events with exciting explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists from National Geographic. The upcoming season will see us gain worldly insight from Kenny Broad, diver and environmental anthropologist, on the topic of Extreme Cave Diving – Exploring the Bahamas’ Blue Holes; Robert Ballard, underwater explorer with Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration; photojournalist Catherine Karnow on her Journey to Vietnam; and photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes with their presentation Birds of Paradise Revealed. You can read all about these speakers and their work as well as purchase your subscription here.
PERFORMANCES Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel (Tuesday – Tonight): Annie Griffiths is one of National Geographic’s first female staff photographers and someone who learned how to balance work and family while travelling around the world on assignment – no small feat. The presentation, based on her memoir of the same name, will showcase CONTINUE READING >
George Thorogood at Massey Hall in 2008 - photo credit: Jack O'Diamonds
George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Friday): George Thorogood and his band have been performing for over thirty years and just last summer released yet another album, The Dirty Dozen. Have you always wanted to be “Bad to the Bone” like Mr. Thorogood? Now’s your chance! Over at Guitar World you can take in a guitar lesson from the legend himself on how to play “Bad to the Bone,” and more. And of course, if you’re not looking to become a member of The Destroyers and just want to take in some solid blues-rock tunes, join us at Massey Hall this Friday.
Eddie Izzard(Sunday & Monday): Eddie Izzard returns to Massey Hall for two more performances of unadulterated hilarity. For a fast-paced taste of what you’re in for, visit his website for a few video clips of his signature stand-up.
Diana Ross (Monday): As you well know Diana Ross is an institution and we are simply ecstatic that she’ll be gracing the stage of Roy Thomson Hall this Monday for a performance complete with a live string and horn section. Around here, the anticipation is brewing as we imagine what it will be like to see classic hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out” performed live by the legendary Ross. In preparation for the big event, we recommend you check out this recent exclusive interview on Entertainment Tonight on the eve of this, her More Today Than Yesterday tour.
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