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Ventanas in Concert at Toronto Pursuits

Ventanas in Concert at Toronto Pursuits

We had an amazing concert from Ventanas tonight. Ventanas incorporates upbeat Bulgarian dance tunes, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Sephardic love songs with heart-wrenching Flamenco palos, giving the rapt audience a glimpse into other lands and cultures. The performance offered moving dance and no shortage of passion. It was a real treat. See for yourself.  Post by […]

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GUEST BLOG: TRAVEL DINNER: A Classical Potpourri

submitted by Bobbi Speck, Toronto [singlepic id=160 w=320 h=240 float=right] On Wednesday night the Vic foyer was a hive of festivity as Classical Pursuers, our hands and minds freed of weighty texts, buzzed about sampling beverages and appetizers. Along the room’s perimeter a smorgasbord of flag festooned tables beckoned us […]

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie and Fae on Magic Mountain

[singlepic id=159 w=320 h=240 float=center] Leslie Sauber: Where else could you meet with 14 people who have all just finished reading a 700 page novel of ideas and boarding school shenanigans?  AND with a group member fluent in German and several participants who speak a smattering of French, Italian and […]

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GUEST BLOG: What the Dickens…?

GUEST BLOG:  What the Dickens…?

“You’re going to the heat of Toronto to discuss Dickens?”

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GUEST BLOG: Pursuing Art in Toronto

GUEST BLOG: Pursuing Art in Toronto

“How can there be so many other people who want to ask the questions I want to ask and argue the points I want to argue? How can there be so many other interesting people whom I have not already met? Life’s great surprises.”

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GUEST BLOG: Arriving at Toronto Pursuits

GUEST BLOG:  Arriving at Toronto Pursuits

One return participant’s musings on his annual visit to Toronto Pursuits.

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TORONTO PURSUITS – Toronto the stunning

TORONTO PURSUITS – Toronto the stunning

Given local politics these days , many Torontonians have been in the civic dumps. So, it was a real boost to find Toronto Tempo, a stunning time-lapse video showing off or city’s beauty from many vantage points and times of day. No more hang dog faces. We are all smiling […]

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it – Classical Pursuits in 2012

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it – Classical Pursuits in 2012

Be the first on your block to see the stunning new Classical Pursuits brochure for 2012. You will find it in your mailbox soon. That is, IF you are on our mailing list. If you have moved or are in any doubt, let us know. If you prefer a more leisurly […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – CBC Radio interview with Seamus Heaney

TODAY IN LITERATURE – CBC Radio interview with Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney has such a strong following that he’s been nicknamed Famous Seamus, and his lectures are so popular that the crowds lining up to hear him are dubbed “Heaneyboppers”. He’s Ireland’s first Nobel Prize winning poet since Yeats. Heany is one of my very favourite poets. I was looking […]

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Literature, art and music teach us to stop, look and listen

Literature, art and music teach us to stop, look and listen

I read this today in Frederick Buechner’s Listening to Your Life. ART An old silent pond. Into the pond a frong jumps. Splash! Silence again. It is perhaps the best known of all Japanese haiku. No subject could be more humdrum. No language could be more pedestrian. Basho, the poet, […]

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