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Michael Fagan is a very well-respected wine expert and is one of the leading resources at the LCBO (www.LCBO.com). Here, he talks about selecting the best reds, whites, champagnes, and sweets for Valentine’s. This is Wine 101 for those who are looking to impress their special someone this year. There are three videos below!
By Amber Whitman
Who doesn’t remember the original romantic movie “Dirty Dancing” of 1987, featuring the sexy and acclaimed actor Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle, and the loveable Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman? Well, now you can see this movie-turned-musical, written and co-produced by Eleanor Bergstein, live onstage at The Royal Alexandria Theatre.
“Dirty Dancing” is a classic coming of age love story that begins when the adolescent Baby, a doctor’s daughter with lofty dreams, is forced to go on summer holiday with her parents. Bored one day, she wanders into a world of dance and new people, where she meets Johnny, a ruffian. Through as series of circumstances, they find themselves making an unlikely pairing as dance partners. However, against all odds they fall in love and face life’s challenges together. With popular favourites like “Hungry Eyes,” “I’ve had The Time of My Life,” and “Do you Love Me?” this summer-romance show is a surefire winner (emphasis on the fire)!
The Canadian Opera Company is holding their Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre from September 26, 2007 to June 18, 2008. The free concerts take place the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, with additional noon hour and early evening concerts throughout the schedule.
From the Beer Bistro website: “In a recent brunch revue: Brunch Spotlight’ on Toronto.com beerbistro was touted as “a good place to take a date or best friend for an upscale brunch experience” , the food comments included: ‘The Eggs Benny served on russet potato scallion latkas rule” “try the Chambly smoked salmon and asparagus or the lobster, sweet pea and smoked cheddar varieties” and “Can’t go wrong either with their great tasting Beer Bistro Burger with Belgian ale on a buttermilk bun…’. The kitchen works diligently to bring you a brunch menu that features new and inventive takes on seasonal – traditional brunch time fare. A Fresh market menu means our bakers are in early every morning making fresh breads, pastries, and muffins so that you can enjoy a bakery basket right out of the oven!
From Celebrate Loves website: “The world’s greatest love songs will be sung by some of Canada’s greatest voices, accompanied by top-flight musicians. Celebrate Love is the brainchild of musician, producer, broadcaster and impresario Andrew Craig, and is the realization of a decade-old dream: to create a Valentine’s Day event so compelling and beautiful that it would draw fans back year after year.
By Bill Rosenfield
No one can predict where a musical comes from. Classic novels and popular movies have been sources, and real life experiences have found themselves musicalized – but a Spelling Bee?
Well, why not?
For Bill Finn, it began with a phone call from his friend, playwright Wendy Wasserstein, whose weekend nanny had been appearing in a comedy troupe called The Farm on the Lower East Side. An improvised piece that the group performed, entitled C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, seemed to her to be the perfect gem for a musical comedy. After watching a videotape of it, Finn agreed. With the enlistment of Rachel Sheinkin, they set about developing the piece originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, into a full-length fully developed show.