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7:30 pm

Look Up! Celebrating the Music of Paul Quarrington

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7:30PM Look Up! Celebrating the Music of Paul Quarrington Advance $25 / Door $30 Paul Quarrington was a noted Canadian writer. His novel Whale Music, which was loosely based on the life of the reclusive Beach Boy Brian Wilson, won a Governor General’s Award in 1989. His novel King Leary, won the Stephen Leacock Award for humour in 1988 and the CBC’s Canada Reads competition a decade later. Quarrington also won awards for his writing in film, television, and magazines. He was also a songwriter and musician. In the spring of 2009, Paul Quarrington received devastating news. He’d been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Doctors told him he might only have a year to live. It’s the kind of shocking announcement that can lay a person low. But according to Quarrington’s close friend, Martin Worthy, the news had the opposite effect: “He inflated his life. He blew it up to such a huge proportion. He took a death march and transformed it into a parade. And we all jumped on the floats and careened towards the precipice together.” This January, we celebrate his life in music. Join us, folks. * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

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