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September 22, 2015

After a five-year break and frequent prodding from fellow artists, Liz Russ has reopened a gallery space to replace her much-missed Gallery 888. Studio 888, a smaller space much farther east than the Leslieville gallery that was named for its street address, opened during the Beaches International Jazz Festival. The new address may have something […]

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The new season of Beach United Church’s Jazz and Reflection concerts kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 3 with Jane Bunnett and friends. Bunnett is a soprano saxophonist and flautist. Her dozen-plus albums have earned her three Juno awards and acclaim around the world. She was named to the Order of Canada a decade ago. Bunnett […]

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Scarborough Players presents Alone Together, opening on Sept. 11, written by Lawrence Roman, directed by Kevin Shaver, and produced by Katherine Turner. Scarborough Players is one of the longest-running community theatre programs in the country, with members from across the East End including the Beach. George and Helene Butler, a well-off couple, have just sent […]

Beach Arts Scene

Mary Dykstra’s surrealistic paintings are on display until Sept. 28 at Flying Pony, 1481 Gerrard St. E. The show is called Innocent when you dream. Dykstra writes in her statement that her paintings are “made of filtered memories, snippets of stories, lyrics that landed, waking Technicolor dreams, inspirations embraced, visions tackled.” Her paintings, often incorporating […]

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