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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vasyl Popadiuk - a must-see concert!

If you live in the Toronto and Hamilton area, there's a real treat in store for you this weekend!

Vasyl Popadiuk, the super virtuoso violinist on his way to a global artist, will be performing live at Hamilton Place Studio Theater on Saturday August 29th @ 8:00 pm and Toronto’s Assembly Hall Theater on Sunday August 30th @ 4 pm.

Ukrainian businesses and private fans of Vasyl are invited to take advantage of a sponsorship opportunity. For only $50, Vasyl will be pleased to announce your support from the stage during the performances.

To buy tickets call the box office (Toronto 416-521-9555 Hamilton 905-527-7666), online from Ticketmaster (just type in “PAPA DUKE” into the search window), or email

A limited block of discounted tickets @ $40 for both the Hamilton and Toronto shows can be purchased directly by calling 416-521-9555 or the Bukva Ukrainian Bookstore: 416-236-5890 (99 six points road off islington ave. Or e-email: No credit card sales. Cheque or cash only. Order before they are all gone!

If you're not convinced that this is a must-see concert, check out the videos below. I first saw Vasyl when he was still with the Hopak Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, which came to Vancouver circa 1993. I thought then what a marvelous talent he was, and he has only gotten better with time. He is a consummate showman as well as a rare talent ... even broken strings won't slow him down!

Enjoy the show!

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