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CALENDAR

The three tenors go west, Doctorow's Ragtime goes musical, Whitehorse celebrates the winter solstice

December 16 1996
Backpack

CALENDAR

The three tenors go west, Doctorow's Ragtime goes musical, Whitehorse celebrates the winter solstice

December 16 1996

CALENDAR

LIFE AND TIMES

The three tenors go west, Doctorow's Ragtime goes musical, Whitehorse celebrates the winter solstice

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Dec. 18-19: Holly Cole Trio, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver. The popular jazz singer joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a holiday season concert.

Dec.31: The Three Tenors, B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver. José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti bring their wildly successful show to Canada for the first time.

ALBERTA

Dec. 14-June 22: Women’s Work, Glenbow Museum and Art Gallery, Calgary.

Paintings by such wellknown artists as Emily Carr, as well as needle and bead work, illustrate the history of art by women.

Dec. 31: First Night Festival, Edmonton. Canada’s longest-running public New Year’s Eve party offers music, dance, comedy and fireworks in an alcohol-free setting.

SASKATCHEWAN

Jan. 11-13: Knights of Columbus Saskatchewan Indoor Games, Saskatoon. The 31st edition of one of North America’s oldest invitational indoor track-and-field competitions.

MANITOBA

Dec. 27-29: Holiday Festival, Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg. This year’s seasonal show by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet includes the company première of George Balanchine’s Serenade, as well performances of his Tarantella and Les Patineurs by Sir Frederick Ashton.

ONTARIO

From Dec. 8: Ragtime, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York. The world première of the musical based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of turn-of-the-century America stars Brian Stokes Mitchell as Coalhouse Walker Jr.

Dec. 11-Jan. 5: Robin Hood, Elgin Theatre, Toronto. Ross Petty’s holiday pantomime, with Dan R. Chameroy as the outlaw and June Crowley as Maid Marion, also has roles for Petty’s wife, Karen Kain (Spirit of the

SPOTLIGHT

NEWFOUNDLAND

Jan 1-5: Five-Day Family Festival, St. John’s. Newfoundlanders kick off their provincewide celebration of the 500th anniversary of John Cabot’s arrival with 500 children participating in a flag-raising ceremony at Signal Hill National Historic Site. After five days of sporting events and entertainment, the festival concludes with an ecumenical service.

SPOTLIGHT

NEWFOUNDLAND

Five-Day Family John’s. Newkick off their celebration of anniversary of arrival with participating ceremony at National Historic five days of sportand entertainfestival concludes ecumenical service.

Forest), Frank Augustyn (Will Scarlet) and Petty himself as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

QUEBEC

Dec. 19: Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, Salle Pollack, Montreal. The popular choral group joins I Musici de Montréal for a program including Vivaldi’s Gloria.

To Feb. 16: Joe Fafard-The Bronze Years, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. One hundred sculptures—of people, cows, horses and tables—by the Canadian artist show the evolution of his work since he switched from ceramics to bronze in 1983.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Dec. 18-21: Kringle’s Window, Capitol Theatre, Moncton. The Canadian première

_ of a modern Christmas story

written by Mark Medoff, author of Children of a Lesser God, produced by Theatre New Brunswick.

NOVA SCOTIA

Jan. 10-19: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax. The Neptune Theatre presents the smash hit—part virtuoso piano recital, part comedy—about two youths and their musical education, written and performed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Dec. 15: Russian Christmas, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. The P.E.I. Symphony’s program includes Rimski-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve Suite, with Island native Mark Parsons on the trumpet.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Jan. 18: The Best of the Banff, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife. The top movies from the Alberta resort’s annual Festival of Mountain Films.

YUKON

Dec. 21: The Longest Night, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse. The Nakai Theatre Ensemble joins the Arts Centre and the Longest Night Society to celebrate the winter solstice with music and storytelling.