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June 28, 2013
Summer entertainment at Toronto's Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
The City of Toronto will present free musical and theatrical performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.

"The Zukerman Amphitheatre presents a summer filled with jazz, big band, Latin music or Broadway tunes on a warm evening," said Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre). "This festival is a tribute to the great collection of local and regional talent and it lets all of us shine together under the stars at Earl Bales Park. Tuesday Night Live and the Family Fun Summer Festival both offer something musical for people of all ages and admission is free."

The weekly Tuesday Night Live series features various musical genres. Performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday Night Live!
July 2 - Megacity Big Band: an 18-piece jazz orchestra performing big band music of the '30s and '40s, as well as modern works in swing style
July 9 - The Octokats: new summer jazz band
July 16 - Russian Folk Theatre: colourful costumes, Russian folk music and dance
July 23 - North York Concert Band: music from pop to light classics, featuring Canadian composers
July 30 - Danny's 11: a nine-piece jazz/swing band with two vocalists
August 6 - Cadeo: Spanish guitar and Latin music
August 13 - Casablanca Orchestra: Broadway show tunes and great hits from the '30s to the '90s
August 20 - Shul of Rock: dynamic rock and roll Jewish music
August 27 - Danny's 7: seven-piece jazz/swing band with singers

As part of the Family Fun Theatre series, held every second Thursday, parents and children can join free, family-friendly activities from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stage performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 11, July 25 and August 25.

Family Fun Summer Festival - every second Thursday evening
July 11 - Chris McKhool Kids Show: Juno-nominee and Canada's greatest eco-Troubadour and children's musical star
July 25 - Dufflebag Theatre: Beauty and the Beast
August 15 - Movie under the Stars: family activities at 8 p.m.; outdoor movie screening at 9 p.m.
August 29 - Rhythm Unurisho Drummers and Dancers: Lively evening of African Drummers.

In the event of rain, activities and performances will take place in the Earl Bales Community Centre within the park.

For Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre's performance information, call 416-392-3846.

More information is also available at

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