Entertainment

Ten Feet Tall, 1381 Danforth Ave., presents a stellar line-up of jazz throughout the summer. Jordana Talsky will be part of the Saturday Jazz Cabaret Series, Aug. 6, from 8 to 10 p.m. Talsky studied voice at McGill and Western, and has sung with the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Since turning her talents to jazz, Jordana has performed with Mark Kieswetter, Dave Restivo, and Scott Metcalfe to name a few.
Then on Aug. 13, the group Broulala takes the stage. Broulala is a seven-piece jazz vocal ensemble led by York University ethnomusicologist  Andrea Kuzmich, that draws its compelling improvisational style from several musical traditions. Whether reinterpreting a jazz standard or exotic song styles from Central Eurasia (the region in which Kuzmich specializes), Broulala shows remarkable diversity and originality in performance. Improvising off of the groove, the singers realize a dynamic not often heard in jazz choirs.
For more information call Ten Feet Tall at 416-778-7333, or visit www.tenfeettall.ca.

The jazz trio <<REPLAY will be performing at Feather’s, 962 Kingston Rd., Aug. 6, from 8 p.m. until midnight. <<REPLAY is a hot new group of five young musicians who draw their inspiration from top 40s, funk, and soul. They perform hits from such artists as Earth Wind and Fire, Sade, Bob Marley, Santana, and Marvin Gaye, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Amy Winehouse and Alicia Keyes… all with a new and exciting style that has audiences up and dancing. <<REPLAY includes Colin Stewart on guitar, Scott Metcalfe on keys, and Stephanie Braganza. For more information visit www.replaytoronto.com., or call The Feathers at 416-694-0443.

Beach actor-playwright Noah Davis, of Chainsaw Theatre, is starring in his own drama Point No Point, at Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave., now through July 31.
Point No Point is a two-person drama that casts a “deep look at love.” It “tackles love at its messiest, hardest and truest” as the characters, Scott and Susan, “navigate the grey area between love and logic, right and wrong, joy and pain, as their relationship is thrown into turmoil by the tectonic shifting of a buried trauma.”
Noah Davis has been a busy actor in both Toronto and Los Angeles, having starred in LA Forensics, Breakout, Mayday, The Arrow and the String, and A Long Short Story. For more information visit www.noahdavis.com.
Tickets to Point No Point are $22 and are available by calling the box office at 416-531-1827, or through www.tickets.tarragonthreatre.com. The performances are at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30.

Melbourne Australia’s own Little Stevies will be performing at Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. East, for one night only – Aug. 14. The popular Aussie trio, consisting of sisters Sibylla and Bethany Stephen, and fellow bandmate Robin Geradts-Gill, will be performing songs from their recently released CD Attention Shoppers. This  collection is more upbeat, poppier sound than the band’s initial release. They have been touring North America in support, and this will be a unique opportunity to catch them at a local venue. For more information visit www.littlestevies.com. For show times, call Castro’s Lounge at 416-699-8272.

Heather Hill will be the featured performer at The Grinder Coffee House, 126 Main Street, August 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. To find out more about The Grinder’s entertainment, you can find them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/grindercoffee, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/grinder coffee.

The Scarborough Players present, as the first play of its 53rd season, Mary Chase’s Harvey, September 8-10, 15-18, 22-24, at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Markham Rd.
This hilariously whimsical comedy tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd’s best friend, Harvey. Harvey, however is a pooka, six-foot-tall white rabbit animal spirit that only Elwood can see. Real as Harvey is to him, Elwood cannot make others, especially his widowed sister, Veta, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae believe that he exists. Veta and Myrtle Mae decide that Elwood is off his rocker and try to have him committed to the local sanitarium, Chumley’s Rest. There science meets magic and mayhem ensues.
Harvey was written during the Second World War, and debuted at the 48th Street Theatre in New York where it had a successful run of four years. It won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Harvey was made into a very successful Hollywood film in 1950 starring James Stewart.
The Scarborough Players production of Harvey stars Greg Nowlan, as Elwood; Bodene Corbitt as Veta; and Mandy May Cheetham as Myrtle Mae. Harvey is directed by Katherine Turner.
Tickets to Harvey are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and are available by calling the box office at 416-267-9292, or online at www.theatrescarborough.com. All performances are at 8 p.m., except for the September 18 2 p.m. matinée. There will be a talk-back session with the cast and crew following the September 18 and 22 performances.


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