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Musical fans and mentors help shape a Rising Star

August 27, 2015

When she was six and singing Annie songs in her backyard, Devin Cecchetto got a surprise. “She was singing out here, and all of a sudden she’d stop,” said her dad Roger, standing on the leafy patio. “Everybody was applauding around the neighbourhood.” The Cecchettos live in a musical corner of the Beach Triangle. A […]

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Two Beachers will be performing as part of Buskerfest, running from Aug. 27 to 30 on Yonge Street downtown. Bassoonist Susan Durnin and percussionist Laura Savage are part of Das Fagott Mannschaft, a cheekily-named group whose name is German for ‘The Bassoon Team.’ The classically trained ensemble performs instrumental covers of pop and rock songs. […]

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East Ender Jill Léger recently celebrated the fifth year of her monthly Jill’s Living Room musical theatre open mic night. The open mic series is open to performers or even just fans of musical theatre who want to sit and listen. Participants range from amateurs to professionals, from those hoping to test new material to […]

A photographic look back at the G20 weekend

East Danforth resident Christopher Manson, like many photographers in Toronto, spent the G20 summit weekend in 2010 with his camera pointed at the ensuing chaos, trying to understand what was happening in his adopted city. It was the first time he’d experienced such a massive protest, and while he showed up determined to use his […]


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