Entertainment Beat

One of the most charming of the many holiday traditions this city has to offer has to be the annual performance by Puppetmongers, the brother and sister puppet masters Ann and David Powell. This year’s performance is a repeat of their hit Cinderella in Muddy York, a delightful adaptation of the Cinderella story set in […]

Art Scene

David Bowring will be having recent paintings from his Views Along the Danforth series, in the S. W. Walter Stewart Library auditorium, 170 Memorial Park Ave., now until Dec. 31. Bowring is a retired Anglican priest who has returned to his early love of painting. His subjects have included both secular and  religious subjects, and […]

Beach duo plus one release Beatle Ballads

Beach musicians Martin Gladstone and Frank Caruso, have just released their latest CD, Beatle Ballads, a tribute to the British quartet that revolutionized pop music when they burst onto the scene in the 1960s. Joining the duo on this recording is cellist Brenton Chan whose playing adds a world of authenticity to the arrangements. So […]

Try a Beach book for the holidays

In Milocz, her latest work of fiction, Beach writer Cordelia Strube has written her first comic novel, in the tradition of John Irving, where comedy and tragedy are so intertwined that the reader is caught off guard by both. The lead character, Milocz Krupanski, has changed his name to Milo Kruppi, a name that is […]

Entertainment Beat

The Toronto Beach Chorale, under the direction of Mervin Fick, presents its second concert of the season, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. The highlight is the Chorale’s performance of John Rutter’s Gloria. Rutter was born in London, England in 1945, and studied music at Cambridge. He was […]

Art Scene

Thirty members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art will be having an exhibition through the month of December at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E. This is an excellent opportunity – in case you missed the show in September – to browse through the works of this Beach arts collective, and maybe buy something for […]

Art Scene

Christmas in November Art Show and Sale will be taking place Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic Gardener’s Cottage, 30 Lee Ave. in Kew Gardens. Beach artists Jennifer Smithwell, Yvonne Jamieson, and Shelley Cinnamon will be offering original works of art, giclée prints, art cards and more in this one-day […]

Beacher offers powerful message on album

Beach singer/songwriter Kristin Lindell has just released a CD that combines very listenable music with a very powerful and uplifting message. Overflowing is the title of this latest recording by Lindell who, before deciding to become a musician, worked as an eco-activist and social justice educator. It starts out light and breezy, with a fun, […]

Entertainment Beat

Acoustic Harvest presents an evening of beautiful interplay of thoughtful lyrics, glorious harmonies and outstanding musicianship when Sam Turton, Jane Lewis and Eve Goldberg take the stage Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Turton (samturton.com) is a Guelph-based musician who has been heavily influenced by delta blues and southern gospel. His heartfelt vocals and ringing slide […]