Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Art Showcase

Until  December 27,  the Art Gallery at the Rose Theatre is  presenting the first Holiday Showcase featuring a diverse range of visual artists, including BAC members Conrad Mieschke, Henny Dagenais, and Debra Konrad. For more info contact Mary Pan at  416-452-6896 or

Break out PA Days at PAMA

December 20, 9 AM - 4:30 PM. Break out PA Days at PAMA at Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives, 9 Wellington St E. Pre registration required. Get your hands on a variety of arts and crafts. $35 per child per session. For more info, visit

North of 49's holiday performance

December 31. BAC member Dan McVeigh’s band North of 49 performs at Royal Canadian Legion, 80 Mary St, Brampton. Tickets are now on sale for the New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance. For more info please call 905-451-9569. Check out more of McVeigh’s show and details at

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ring in the New Year with the Blood Brothers

BAC group member St. Thomas Aquinas’ Regional Arts Program‘s Grade 12 drama majors are performing the musical Blood Brothers to open their Grade 12 theatre season.
Diego Viteri and Jordan Kahn play Mickey
 and Edward – the Blood Brothers!

The musical Blood Brothers is a rags-to-riches story that makes a haunting musical. Mrs. Johnstone, deserted by her husband and with children to feed, learns she is expecting twins, whom she cannot possibly afford to keep. What unravels is a tale that will have the audience laughing and crying through a web of situations and circumstances all held together by a narrator that intrudes like fate reminding all of us the price to be paid for the choices we make.

Blood Brothers was written by Willy Russell, a playwright from England, who originally wrote it as a school play in 1981.  The musical opened in 1983 at the Liverpool Playhouse and won an Olivier Award for Best New Musical.  The Broadway production opened on April 25, 1993 at the Music Box Theatre.  Petula Clark made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Johnstone, with real-life brothers David and Shaun Cassidy as her sons. Clark and the Cassidys’ also recorded the international cast album, with Willy Russell as the Narrator. The musical has been playing in theatres across the globe ever since.

Blood Brothers will be performed on January 8, 9, & 10 at 7:30 PM in the Brian Dunn Theatre located in the school on 25 Corporation Drive. The season continues with the Greek Tragedy ELECTRA on April 30th, May 1st and 2nd. Tickets are 8$ for students and 12$ for adults. They can be purchased at the door or contact John Thomas at

St. Thomas Aquinas’ graduating Drama Majors look forward to seeing you there!

The Christmas Collection

Enjoy the music stylings of tenor Charles Di Raimondo in his new Christmas collection album.


Every Wed. evening (except Christmas & News Years). "Weekly Open Mic / Jam Night at Magnum's" hosted by BAC member Matt "Zaddy" Zadkovich at Magnum's Bar & Eatery, 21 McMurchy Ave. N.  19+.   All music lovers, musicians, comedians, spoken word artists, everyone is welcome!  Drums, bass, & acoustic guitar provided.  Registration at 8:45 PM, event begins at 9:30pm.  Call905-459-8983 for more details or email NO COVER CHARGE