Author: Andrew Lawton

History of Bollywood on display at Pearson theatre

From slow, soothing melodies to fast-paced, bold instrumentals, Bollywood has something for everyone’s ears. That’s the spirit behind a Bollywood-themed concert planned for this month at Brampton’s Lester B. Pearson Memorial Theatre. Hosted by Greater Toronto Area event promoter Saksham Entertainment, the show, entitled Tribute Bollywood, will take place Saturday, Dec. 9. Tribute Bollywood features five different singers, as well as a full orchestra conducted by Raman Kant. All performers hail from the GTA—where they are well known within the Indian musical community, one of the organizers said. Dinesh Choyikandi, who serves as Saksham Entertainment’s head of programming and...

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Teacher-turned-comic-turned-fake teacher Gerry Dee coming to Brampton

School is in session, Brampton. Well, sort of. Stand-up comedian Gerry Dee, star of CBC’s Mr. D, will be taking the stage of the Rose Theatre this month, as part of his province-wide tour. For the Scarborough-born comic, stand-up is as authentic as it gets. Instead of playing a character as he does on his sitcom, now in its seventh season, the stories he shares on this tour are his own, Dee says in an interview with the Peel Region Review. “It’s not the same person,” he says. “On stage you get me—the real person. The (television) show is...

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