NEWSLETTER

Updated:  April 25, 2002

CAUTION:  I was up all night rebuilding my entire site last night - don't ask!!  Web server problems.  So, you may notice that some of the pages don't contain all the information that was there before - I just haven't had enough hours to reinput the information.  But the NEWSLETTER and EVENTS pages are fine!  In any case, you may have to refresh your pages, bookmarks or list of "favourites" - some page names have changed!  If some of the information looks outdated, just keeping hitting REFRESH on your browser line until you see the NEWSLETTER page dated April 25, 2002.  Let me know if you have any difficulties!  (siggghhhh)  Everything should be all right now though ... 

In the wake of the deaths of our Canadian soldiers who were taken during a
training accident in Afghanistan, please take a moment to say a prayer for their families.

Are your taxes in yet?  You’ve only got a few days left!

This newsletter is designed to welcome all the new members, give you some updated entertainment-related news and provide you with our upcoming event listings.   Welcome to those who are new members.  I will also highlight events for the next 10 days so click on EVENTS.

 

RECAPS

 

1.         HARRY JEROME AWARDS – SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2002

The 20th Annual Harry Jerome Awards were held last Saturday evening.  The awards dinner was hosted by comedian and FLOW 93.5 FM's Kenny Robinson and CP24’s Juliette Powell, looking elegant in her David Spencer couture.  Of course the favourite parts for me were the elements involving music.  The amazingly talented Alana Bridgewater opened the show with “Lift Ev’ry Voice”.  She created a wave of enthusiastic reaction from the audience!  Others included jacksoul and the Washington Savage Orchestra featuring Divine Earth Essence.  Great performances!   Toronto Argonauts President Michael "Pinball" Clemons and CFTO TV’s Andria Case hosted the awards ceremony.  It was a long, long night for the awards portion of the evening.  Michael and Andria handled the evening with utter charm and tried to reign in the length of some of the speeches.  However, most of the speeches were well worth hearing (although some long) including Bromley Armstrong whose wit won over the honoured audience.  Also of note was the speech that Wes “Maestro” Williams made quoting scripture and leaving us with “Do not be afraid of failure, for to be afraid of failure is to be afraid of success.”  Another touching highlight was a special tribute to Beverly Mascoll, who the community lost last year to cancer.  Each and every award winner absolutely deserved the limelight and this auspicious acknowledgement of their accomplishments.  Congratulations to all the award recipients!

 

NEWS

 

2.                  MOTION – WINNER


On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, Motion’s incredible "CONNECT THE T-DOTS" was declared the WINNER of CBC Radio’s first-ever National Poetry Face-Off. This sensational piece, invoking images of No Frills, "The Love Zone" on Flow and The Don Jail captured our hearts here at home and throughout the entire country. Motion and “T-DOT” were victorious over eight other poets from across Canada.  Motion would like to thank everyone who cast his or her vote in her favour.  If you didn't get a chance to experience CONNECT THE T-DOTS, you can still listen to it on www.motionlive.com.   Also, you can catch Motion live twice this week!! Join us Thursday, April 25th for the African Heritage Unity Tour at The Bamboo, where Motion will be hitting the stage along with Blessed, Godzillah, Donna Makeda and more. Doors open at 9pm.  On Friday, April 26th, Courage Artists and Touring will be bringing Motion to Whiskey Saigon at midnight. 
Keep an eye out for the upcoming feature on Motion in the May issue of WORD MAGAZINE...

 

3.         UMAC LOOKING FOR AWARD SUBMISSIONS

The Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC) is soliciting submissions and nominations for Urban X-Posure, Canada’s annual Urban Music Awards, which takes place Wednesday, July 31st at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. 
Submissions and nominations must be received by May 13, 2002.

Artists must have released a single, album or video between June 30, 2001 and May 10, 2002. The product must have been available at retail outlets or received airplay. CANADIAN artists only are eligible for nomination.  The following categories are currently seeking submissions:

Best Hip Hop/Rap recording           Best R&B/Soul recording
Best Electronic recording     Best Reggae recording
Best Gospel recording         Best World recording
Best Spoken Word recording          Best Jazz recording


CANADIAN artists (Canadian citizens/landed immigrants) who wish to be considered for nomination MUST submit a package that includes: Five (5) copies of your CD or single; bio of the artist or band; date when the song or CD was released or aired; and what retail shops it was available at.

* * Nominations are also being accepted for the following categories. Please include the nominee’s name and a 30-word supporting note:

Best new artist           Best DJ / DJ Crew     Best radio personality
Best website  Best music retailer    Best music video
Best publication


(A jury of industry professionals will determine the top 5 submissions per category. These submissions will become the official nominees to be voted on by the public).  Please send your package to:
c/o The Urban Music Association of Canada
401 Richmond St. West, #442, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
(416) 706-4153, (416) 916-2874.  E-mail: yohanceproductions@rogers.com

 

4.                  BEST DRESSED!



I came across this list while surfing - t
he Toronto Star's Best-Dressed 2002, compiled by a panel of expert judges working with readers' nominations, celebrates those among us who have exhibited admirable personal style during the last year.  Honourees must be well-known Canadians and included Nelly Furtado (photo courtesy of www.nellyfurtado.com) and Choclair (www.choclair.net)!

 

5.         NEW FLOW SCHEDULE!


I thought this would be of interest to the listeners of FLOW 93.5.  Their programming schedule has changed quite a bit of late and I thought I’d put the new scheduling here.  Or you can go to FLOW SCHEDULE for the full information. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

6.         CARL HENRY CD RELEASE PARTY – MAY 17, 2002 - THE AFFAIR AT REVIVAL

Kick off the long weekend – it’s coming sooner than you think - with a live R&B showcase that you can’t miss.  You’ve heard his tracks “One Night Stand”, “Sex U” and “Gimme Love” on FLOW 93.5 in the past few weeks.  You’ve heard his name before – somewhere.  Langfield Entertainment teams up with Major Entertainment for the May version of The Affair – the Carl Henry CD Release Party on Friday, May 17th - the LONG weekend!   Check out Carl Henry’s site - with pics, tracks and videos - www.carlhenryrnb.com or click on top picture of Carl.    You definitely need to check this site out!  His tracks are hot and his videos hotter! 
He has performed internationally with some of urban music's hottest stars including Mary J. Blige, Next, 112, TLC, Eric Benet and Lucy Pearl.  Carl Henry’s CD drops on May 21st.  Be sure to pick up your copy!

And Toronto is privileged to host Carl Henry’s CD RELEASE on MAY 17TH at The Affair inside Revival -
Toronto’s hottest venue!  Buy your tickets NOW to secure your place for this very special night.  People are already asking how to get tickets!   Great giveaways too!   As always, you can purchase tickets from me.  

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2002

THE AFFAIR FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY CARL HENRY
REVIVAL BAR
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors Open at 9:00 pm; Dress Semi Formal
Advance Tickets:  $20.00; more at the door
Info.: (416) 259-8708 or email us at
info@major-ent.com
WEBSITE:  MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

7.         LOVE COME DOWN – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2002

Cinema for the Soul’s April screening is
LOVE COME DOWN directed by Clement Virgo.  Starring Lorenz Tate, Martin Cummins and Deborah Cox, Love Come Down is the gripping tale of two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, who have served as each other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade-old tragedy.  Winner of the Reel Black Awards 2000 and Urban World 2001 Outstanding Feature. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
LOVE COME DOWN
Innis Theatre
2 Sussex Avenue - (U of T Campus)
St. George Subway - south of Bata Shoe Museum
7:30 pm
Tickets: $6.00 BFVN Members; $8.00 Non-Members; (416) 925-2407
www.bfvn.com; Email: bfvn@bfvn.com

 

 

8.         MICHAEL CHAMBERS GALLERY SHOW – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2002

Michael Chambers is showing his exciting new body of work entitled "Light Suspended" from Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, May 18th at the O'Connor Gallery.  Come and experience opening night!   Click on Michael's picture (right) to go to his site.   

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
MICHAEL CHAMBERS "LIGHT SUSPENDED"
OPENING NIGHT
O’Connor Gallery
97 Maitland (east of Yonge, north of Carlton)
8:00 pm

 

 

9.         DEEP SOUL – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2002

Remember spots like Heavens, Jaguar, 20/20, Copa, Network, Falcon's Nest, Twilight Zone and the CN Tower (just to name a few)?  If you are looking for that mature 25 and older vibe and a chance to listen to all the great original soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae tracks from the past, then DEEP SOUL inside Charlies on a Friday night is where you need to be.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music. Hope to see you this Friday night!  The party continues every Friday …

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2002
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay )
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
Guest list (416) 264-9494

 

 

10.       BLACK LOVE WITH DWAYNE MORGAN – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2002

Black Love was the first series that put Up From the Roots on the Toronto entertainment map back in 1996. This up coming Black Love will be the last in that chapter.  Performing will be seven time Juno nominee Lorraine Reid, Kesha Wint, Cheryl Joseph, the Heavy Hitter, dancers Kevin Ormsby and Tamla Matthews, as well as Dwayne Morgan!!  They will all be backed by the Tri-Fecta band.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
BLACK LOVE
FLAVA CITY
247 Spadina Ave. (just south of Dundas)
Doors 9:00 pm; Showtime 9:30 pm
After party with SiVuPlay

 

 

11.       KUBO'S SHOE LAUNCH PARTY - SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2002

This is a FREE event!  Join the fashionable Kubo crowd and they launch their second Reebok shoe. For those of you who attended their first shoe launch last October, you'll know this is an event not to be missed. Photos from the last one ended up in Ocean Drive Magazine!  NO GUEST LIST. Feel free to bring your friends and stop by.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27
KUBO LAUNCH
The Distillery
55 Mill Street (Front & Parliament)
Mill Street is located 1 block south of Front St. and 1 block east of Parliament St.
9:00 pm

 

 

12.       ADVANCE NOTICE – JONATHAN SHAW’S BIRTHDAY BASH

This is an advance notice to come and help Toronto’s own Juiceman Jonathan Shaw celebrate his birthday!  Juiceman himself is providing the music, along with DJ Glen C.  This party is strictly for the people who love to dance!  Make Sure You Stretch!

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2002
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw’s Birthday Bash
Inside The Runyx
108 Dundas St. West (at Bay)
9pm – 3am
Free before 11:00 pm -
23 and over
$10 after 11:00 pm
Dress Code Strictly Fashionable
Info:  416-995-1155

 

 


 WEEKEND EVENTS
APRIL 25 - 28, 2002

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
LOVE COME DOWN
Innis Theatre
2 Sussex Avenue - (U of T Campus)
St. George Subway - south of Bata Shoe Museum
7:30 pm
Tickets: $6.00 BFVN Members; $8.00 Non-Members
Tickets:  (416) 925-2407
www.bfvn.com; Email: bfvn@bfvn.com

EVENT PROFILE:  Cinema for the Soul’s April screening is LOVE COME DOWN directed by Clement Virgo.  Starring Lorenz Tate, Martin Cummins and Deborah Cox, Love Come Down is the gripping tale of two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, who have served as each other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade-old tragedy.  Winner of the Reel Black Awards 2000 and Urban World 2001 Outstanding Feature.  

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
ALTO BASSO
Featuring Juicy
718 College Street (at Crawford)
(416) 534-9522
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: If you haven’t caught on yet, Katie Burgess shines at Alto Basso every Thursday evening, accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).  An eclectic gathering of patrons at Alto Basso.

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
MICHAEL CHAMBERS "LIGHT SUSPENDED"
OPENING NIGHT
O’Connor Gallery
97 Maitland (east of Yonge, north of Carlton)
8:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE:  Michael Chambers is showing his exciting new body of work entitled "Light Suspended" from Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, May 18th at the O'Connor Gallery.  Come and experience opening night!  

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay )
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
(416) 264-9494

EVENT PROFILE: Remember spots like Heavens, Jaguar, 20/20, Copa, Network, Falcon's Nest, Twilight Zone and the CN Tower (just to name a few)?  If you are looking for that mature 25 and older vibe and a chance to listen to all the great original soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae tracks from the past, then DEEP SOUL inside Charlies on a Friday night is where you need to be.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music. Hope to see you this Friday night!  The party continues every Friday …

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
BLACK LOVE FEATURING DWAYNE MORGAN
FLAVA CITY
247 Spadina Ave. (just south of Dundas)
Doors 9:00 pm; Showtime 9:30 pm
After party with SiVuPlay
www.upfromtheroots.ca

EVENT PROFILE
:
  Black Love was the first series that put us on the Toronto entertainment map back in 1996. This up coming Black Love will be the last in that chapter.  Performing will be seven time Juno nominee Lorraine Reid, Kesha Wint, Cheryl Joseph, the Heavy Hitter, dancers Kevin Ormsby and Tamla Matthews, as well as Dwayne Morgan!!  They will be backed by the Tri-Fecta band.

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
OPEN MIC FEATURING PETER MILLER
Café Havana
236 Adelaide W. (just east of Duncan)
(416) 598-4444
10:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring the vocal stylings of Peter Miller accompanied by Shamakah Ali, Michael Shand, Calvin Beale and Olly Johnson.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
THE A-TEAM
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Wade O. Brown, Rich Brown, Levin, Dave Leitao, Neil Brathwaite and Don Pham

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS
APRIL 29 – MAY 5, 2002

 

MONDAY, APRIL 29
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Mackie Langford, Rohan Staton, Roger Williams, Deryck Roche

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 29
VIP JAM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Revival Bar
783 College Street (at Shaw)
10:00 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Rich Brown, Andrew Craig and Shamakah Ali with various local artists.

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
JAM SESSION
Lava Lounge
507 College Street (west of Bathurst)
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Calvin Beale, Michael Shand, Joe Bowden, Thomas Reynolds and various local artists.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2
ALTO BASSO
Featuring Juicy
718 College Street (at Crawford)
(416) 534-9522
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: If you haven’t caught on yet, Katie Burgess shines at Alto Basso every Thursday evening, accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).  An eclectic gathering of patrons at Alto Basso.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3
FIRST FRIDAYS
Berlins
2335 Yonge St.
From 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Admission is only $8 before 8:00 pm; $12 after 8:00 pm
$2 off for students with proper ID
I
ncludes admission to the
AFTERPARTY
Hosted by Warren Salmon, Lynrod Douglas, MY Haile and  Eddie Williams
9:00 pm ‘til …
Live-to-Air on FLOW 93.5 with the Juiceman Jonathan Shaw
Strict Dress Code in Effect!
Plenty of Door Prizes!

 

EVENT PROFILE:  Featuring Release of a New Study on Black Entrepreneurship in Toronto by U of T Professor Dr. Carlos Teixeira, PhD.; Hamlin Grange Speaking on the Innoversity Conference; e-Commerce Solutions and Employment Opportunities with Davies International Business Group; Celia Dunn, author of Religion that Harms, Religion that Heals; Ebony Fashion Show; Ticket Giveaways; Visions of Science; Camp Jumoke; Miss Black Ontario Contestants and Pageant information; and Savannah Sunday

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay )
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
(416) 264-9494

EVENT PROFILE: Remember spots like Heavens, Jaguar, 20/20, Copa, Network, Falcon's Nest, Twilight Zone and the CN Tower (just to name a few)?  If you are looking for that mature 25 and older vibe and a chance to listen to all the great original soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae tracks from the past, then DEEP SOUL inside Charlies on a Friday night is where you need to be.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music. Hope to see you this Friday night!  The party continues every Friday …

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3
OPEN MIC FEATURING PETER MILLER
Café Havana
236 Adelaide W. (just east of Duncan)
(416) 598-4444
10:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring the vocal stylings of Peter Miller accompanied by Shamakah Ali, Michael Shand, Calvin Beale and Olly Johnson.

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5
THE A-TEAM
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Wade O. Brown, Rich Brown, Levin, Dave Leitao, Neil Brathwaite and Don Pham

 

 


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