From the Beach to L.A. and the Family Channel

Former Beacher Tamina Pollack-Paris is one of the stars of a new reality-style TV show airing Friday nights at 7 p.m. on Family Channel. The Next Step follows a group of dancers trying to make it big in the dance world. “It profiles the lives of elite dancers in the Next Step studio and it […]

Beacher behind Cracked

A Beach resident is responsible for penning a new dramatic CBC series that has been getting a lot of critical buzz. Tracey Forbes, whose past credits include Flashpoint (for CTV and CBC), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (for Fox), Spider-Man (for MTV), and ReGenesis (for TMN) teamed up with Toronto Emergency Task Force (ETF) officer Calum […]

Art Scene

Several Beach artists will be hanging their paintings in Outrigger Tap and Table, the new restaurant at 2232 Queen St. E. Rosemarie Dickob, Grethe Jensen, Shelley Cinnamon, Yvonne Jamieson, Felicity Sommerset, Mike McCleverty and Garry Burnett are excited to be offered this new space, and encourage Beachers to drop down, have a bite to eat, […]

Entertainment Beat

Acoustic Harvest presents Kongero, an a capella quartet from Sweden, March 23, at 8 p.m., at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. I had never heard of this group so I went to the website kongero.se, found the page where I could listen to some recordings…and was magically transported into another, ethereal world of […]

Entertainment Beat

Beach actress Michelle Monteith is appearing in the Tarragon Theatre’s production of The Little One, by Hannah Moscovitch, Feb. 14 through March 17, at Tarragon’s Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. The Globe and Mail called The Little One “splendidly creepy…a psycho-thriller… but witty.” It is the story of adopted siblings, for whom loving each other […]

Art Scene

Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents The Green Hills of Ireland, a show of recent paintings of the Emerald Isle by Sheena McGoogan, March 9 through 31. McGoogan and her husband, author Ken McGoogan, spent five weeks last year sailing around Ireland, as well as exploring the country’s interior by car. Sheena was […]

Two Lives Crossing a Canadian epic

In his debut novel, Robert MacBain has penned an epic story of a Canadian family whose lives encapsulate the story of this country in just about every aspect. Two Lives Crossing is one of those sprawling family sagas that begins in the early years of the 1900s in rural Scotland, and ends in the modern […]

Entertainment Beat

If dancing the night away to the sounds of the big band is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, then you will want to know that The Uptown Swing Band is performing two Valentine’s-themed dances. The band will be in the Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. […]

Art Scene

Artists and photographers from the Toronto Field Naturalists are displaying some of their works at the S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., East York, now through Feb. 28. The show, called 10+ Nature Images, features works by Audrey Campbell, Anna Carr, Penny Fairburn, Gail Gregory, Heidi Holmes, Joanne Lynes, Nola McConnan, Kathy Paidock, […]

Art Scene

Beach artist Anna Clarey is having a solo exhibition of her recent vibrantly-coloured paintings at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., for the month of January. For more information visit annaclarey.com, or myessenetia.com. • Members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art are holding a special one-day exhibition and sale, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. until […]