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Today in Toronto: Adi Nes, Bryan Adams and more

Adi Nes A group of soldiers recreating da Vinci’s Last Supper is this Israeli photographer’s most famous work, but he has courted controversy more than once, focusing on the fraught relationships between Israelis and Palestinians, referencing scenes from the Bible and adding a distinctly homoerotic flavour to his images. Find out more »

Bryan Adams CanRock stalwart Adams is now better known in fashion circles as a photographer, but fans of his power balladry needn’t despair: despite the artsy leanings, he’s still the denim-wearing, guitar-slinging guy who, in his quieter moments, wants to know if you’ve ever really, really ever loved a woman. Find out more »

Layla Claire Stories about this young Canadian soprano almost always note her wide, expressive eyes and distinctive red hair, but it’s her voice that’s the real attraction. Claire easily navigates the perilous vocal terrain between bold and delicate. Both qualities will be required for this program, which includes works by Britten, Canteloube, Strauss and Golijov. Steven Philcox accompanies. Find out more »

Lost Lounge In this vaudeville-inspired revue, New York duo Split Bitches recreates acts from the Bowery corridor of yore with an hour of bittersweet satire. Shockingly, it’s the first time the seminal feminist company has performed at Buddies. Find out more »

Lynne Cohen: Nothing Is Hidden Recipient of the first Scotiabank Photography Award, Cohen shoots random people’s rooms and public spaces as if they were carefully assembled installations. The results can be chilling, but often display enough incongruities (like the charmingly schmaltzy wall paintings) to provoke the occasional wry smile. Find out more »

 

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