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June 17, 2011
City to host seventh annual free summer entertainment series at Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
The City of Toronto will host the seventh annual free musical and theatre performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, located at 4169 Bathurst St.

"Tuesday Night Live!" will entertain audiences with live music each Tuesday evening. Families can also enjoy activities and games presented every other Thursday in the "Family Fun Theatre" series.

Tuesday Night Live! features an array of musical genres. All performances run from 7 to 8 p.m.
July 5: Rhythm Umurisho Toronto - a colourful and energetic drumming group from Burundi, Africa
July 12: Garrison Creek - a Toronto-based bluegrass band
July 19: The Weston Jazz/Swing Ensemble - nine-piece combo with two vocalists
July 26: Russian Folk Choir - colourful costumes, Russian folk music and dance
August 2: Hannaford Street Silver Band - Canada's award winning professional brass band
August 9: Dan David Band - Toronto Israeli folk group
August 16: Toronto Saxophone Quartet - jazz, swing, ragtime, Hollywood, Broadway and the classics
August 23: Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band, Branch 344 - Broadway, jazz and concert music
August 30: Casablanca Orchestra - playing great hits from the '30s to the '90s

As part of the Family Fun Theatre on alternate Thursday evenings, parents and children can join in free family-friendly activities that begin at 5:30 p.m. Performance details follow.
July 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Funky Mamas - music for the whole family
July 28 from 7 to 8 p.m.: The Ben Show - featuring a comedian, busker and juggler
August 11 at 8 p.m.: Mystic Drums - world music safari adventure followed by a family movie under the stars at 8:30 p.m. More details: 416-392-3846
August 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Rhythm Umurisho Toronto - drumming group from Burundi, Africa

In the event of rain, scheduled activities and performances will be held in the Earl Bales Community Centre, which is located inside the park. The amphitheatre's performance hotline is 416-392-3846. Web:

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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