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Today in Toronto: Diana Krall and Mozart Requiem

Diana Krall There’s still something freshly girl next door about this frequent Grammy and Juno Award winner— must be the Nanaimo background. It’s there even when she’s working her sultry magic on songs imbued with a late-night vibe. Find out more »

Mozart Requiem Ivars Taurins leads Tafelmusik’s impeccable chorus and orchestra in a heartfelt reading of Mozart’s deeply mournful deathbed work, bolstered by soloists Nathalie Paulin, Laura Pudwell, Lawrence Wiliford and Nathaniel Watson. Find out more »

 

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Jazz Bistro set to take over the old Top o’ The Senator space

A rendering of the third-floor Jazz Cellar, a private events space (Image: Courtesy of Chase International)

Come February, Toronto’s long-defunct Top O’ The Senator space will once again be filled with jazz and other live music, six nights a week, with the launch of the aptly named Jazz Bistro. Colin Hunter, who founded Sunwing Travel Group and is a crooner himself, bought the building last year, and, given the loss of The Trane Studio in August, the timing is excellent. 

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Today in Toronto: Divisadero, Hanson, War Horse and more

Divisadero: A Performance Michael Ondaatje’s 2007 novel got the theatrical treatment last year, with Daniel Brooks directing Maggie Huculak, Tom McCamus and Liane Balaban in a stage adaptation, which gets a remount this month. Acting neophyte Justin Rutledge—a very fine singer-songwriter and Ondaatje’s muse for the project—turns in a solid performance as itinerant gambler Coop, but it’s Amy Rutherford as a magnetic, desperate junkie who steals the show. Previews from Feb. 8. Find out more »

Hanson There’s no way to put this that won’t make you feel old: all three members of Hanson, the trio of blond brothers who very briefly owned the top of the charts with “MMMBop,” are married with children. (Yes, even the youngest brother, Zac, who was 12 when they first hit and behaved like the “before” in a Ritalin ad.) Find out more »

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