AD Letter: The Radio Show

Radio Show

I spent the Christmas holidays at home with my family. I mostly make the pilgrimage out west to visit my mother who turned 81 this December. Of course in writing these AD letters, I’ve learned that the most meaningful approach is for me to look inward and share the feelings of the show with notions and experiences that are close to home. The themes and ideas explored in The Radio Show were, coincidently, very much a part of my holiday.

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Dwight Drummond’s top ten soca songs

Harbourfront Centre is gearing up for Kuumba. For three days (Feb. 7-9), we celebrate Black History Month with music, comedy, dance, film, family activities and of course Soca on Ice.

Nobody is more exited for a night of skating to calypso and soca chunes than CBC Toronto anchor, Dwight Drummond. He teams up with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince to get our annual carnival-themed party started.

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Heading to a World Stage performance? Get there in style.


This year, not only will Harbourfront Centre be bringing the best of the world’s international performances to Toronto with our World Stage 2014 season, but we’ll be bringing you right here to our doorstep – literally.

We’ve partnered with Uber, the app that connects you with on-demand transportation at the tap of a button, to provide special black car discount codes for new users to ride to and from your World Stage performance in style and ease.

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dance Immersion: celebrating men in dance

dance Immersion, a company that has a long standing history with Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series returns next weekend with their latest presentation — Celebrating Our Men in Dance, a showcase of Canada’s finest male choreographers.

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The naked truth: Young Jean Lee confronts gender politics

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Brooklyn’s Obie Award-winning Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company is returning to World Stage with UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW. Toronto audiences were introduced to the Korean-American playwright and director in 2012 when we presented THE SHIPMENT, a hilarious and shocking play that confronted the struggles/ stereotypes and theme of identity politics. This latest piece, which also tackles self-identity, is a play almost entirely without words – and for that matter, clothes, too.

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Cherry Bomb returns to rock DJ Skate Nights


Toronto’s favourite monthly women’s/queer party returns to Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink on Saturday, Feb. 1 after a one-year hiatus from our red-hot DJ Skate Nights series. From 8-11pm., Cherry Bomb – a.k.a. Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson – will bring their talents to the tables with high-voltage sets of house, funk, hip hop, UK funky, reggae, electro, tech and other dance floor burners all mixed, mashed and played with love.

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10 things you need to know about Ballroom culture

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We’re only a few days away from The #artlive Vogue Ball, which is the official launch of our World Stage 2014 season. For those of you 007s that are still in the shade about what the ballroom culture is all about, we’ve compiled a list of ten things you NEED to know.

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Q&A with international comedian Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang


Multi-talented comedian Frankie Agyemang, better known as Trixx, is joining a side splitting all-star comedy line-up during Kuumba Comedy Night: Celebrating our Identity. A regular on Much Music’s Video On Trial, Trixx has built a strong reputation, performing — locally and abroad — alongside acts like Russell Peters and Aries Spears.

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The Radio Show makes its Canadian premiere at World Stage


At 6:07 pm EST on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, WAMO-FM discontinued broadcasting. Its last song was Boyz II Men’s It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday, which was followed by silence. The death of the station, which first signed on in 1960, left Pittsburgh without any urban-format radio. It was also during this time that Kyle Abraham’s father lost his use of language to Alzheimer’s. This is the personal foundation that gave birth to The Radio Show an elegy to the motown and hip hop played on WAMO-FM and the effects of aphasia on a family.

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6 Reasons to be at the York Quay Centre this Friday


Tomorrow marks the opening of our Visual Arts Winter 2014 exhibitions here at Harbourfront Centre. From big legacy projects to small objects, there are so many reasons to kick off your weekend at the York Quay Centre. Here are just 6 reasons to join us from 6-10 pm. Admission is FREE.

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