NEWSLETTER

Updated:  APRIL 3, 2002

Welcome to April!  Why do my newsletters seem to be accompanied by some sort of snow blizzard!  Regardless, I remain optimistic that the spring-like weather is on its way.  Spring always brings with it some sort of “new beginning” flavour to our lives, doesn’t it?  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Well anyway - this newsletter is also one day early this week to facilitate the opening of the ReelWorld Film Festival on Thursday.  Be sure to check out the many films and events at FULL MOVIE SCHEDULE.

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 WEEKEND EVENTS for events happening this weekend and NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS for the upcoming week’s events!

 

LANGFIELD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

Well, after a long search, I have finally decided on a logo!  Great news for me - this process has taken me longer than I would have imagined but thanks to the graphic design skills of someone that came highly recommended, I’ve settled on this one!  Feedback is welcome!  Stay tuned for my new website – I know I’ve said that before but I’ve resorted to designing one myself now!

 

1.       REELWORLD OPENING NIGHT – THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!  The stars will be out in full force as this year’s REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH with the Gala Screening of ON THEIR KNEES directed by Anais Granofsky.  Winner of the Best Film Category at the 2002 BFVN Awards, Granofsky’s film is a story of two sisters on the road and on the run with the body of their grandma in the back of an ice cream truck on their way to the funeral in the Maritimes.  The film is directed by Degrassi Junior High alumna Anais Granofsky, who also wrote it, stars in it and co-founded the company producing it.  Click here for FULL MOVIE SCHEDULE.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
ON THEIR KNEES
OPENING NIGHT
Famous Players SilverCity at Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St. (South of Finch)
7:30 pm
Film only: $12; Film and gala party:  $40
 
The Gala Screening will be followed by a party at:
The Gibson Ballroom
Novotel, North York
3 Park Home Avenue

Passes and tickets on sale now:
Ticketmaster – (416) 870-8000; www.ticketmaster.ca); or
ReelWorld Film Offices
More Info.: (416) 598 7933 or visit www.reelworldfilmfest.com

 

2.       FIRST FRIDAYS – FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002

This monthly meeting of Black professionals features:  A Focus on Film with the director and stars of Super Bob - a film about a Jamaican super hoer; the Get Reel Film Festival; Black Film & Video Network; professional speaker and actress Anne Thornley-Brown; Camp Jumoke Walk-a-thon; Pre-Paid Legal Services; and Neurasa Promotional Products.  Plenty of door prizes.  After party hosted by Warren Salmon, MY Haile and Eddie Williams.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002
FIRST FRIDAYS
Berlins
2335 Yonge St.
From 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Admission is only $8 before 8:00 pm; $12 after 8:00 pm
$2 off for students with proper ID
Above admission includes after-party - Strict Dress Code in Effect!
Live-to-Air on FLOW 93.5 with the Juiceman Jonathan Shaw

 

3.       DEEP SOUL – FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2002

This is the start of something new but old if you know what we mean.  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. There is no way that we are going to able to play all the hits from the last 20 years in one night, so that’s why every Friday night.  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 5, 2002
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay )
EVERYONE FREE UNTIL MIDNIGHT
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

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

 

4.       RAPUMENTARY “Raisin’ Kane” TO BE XPOSED – APRIL 6, 2002

A s
eries of live music events and film screenings to showcase the Canadian urban music scene has landed.  2Bscene Film Releasing and Universal Music present a unique hip-hop music and film road show celebrating the Canadian urban music scene. This event will consist of two elements that reflect the breadth of urban music expression in Canada.  XPOSED is an open-mic talent search across the country while the “Raisin’ Kane” Tour consists of screenings of the National Film Board’s award-winning documentary, “Raisin’ Kane: A Rapumentary”.  A hybrid of the “Gong Show”, “Popstars” and “Live at the Apollo”, XPOSED, the open-mic competition, will unearth new urban talent across the country. Contestants are invited to rap, rhyme or sing in front of a panel of esteemed industry and celebrity judges, including Universal Music representatives, hip-hop acts such as Concise and Checkmate and MuchMusic producer, Greg "Wonder" Baptiste. Event hosts include MusiquePlus VJ Malik “Versatile” Shaheed and RS Smooth, with DJ Scratch Bastid and DJ Shortcut as two of the supporting DJs.  XPOSED will also feature live performances by urban acts Citizen Kane, Ndidi Cascade and Kaleb Simmonds. The jury and audience will vote on the winner.  For more information, go to www.universalurban.com. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
XPOSED
Paramount Theatre
259 Richmond Ave. W. (at John)
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Followed By:
RAISIN’ KANE SCREENING
Canada Square
2200 Yonge St. (at Eglinton)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

5.       REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT – APRIL 8, 2002

The stars will be out in full force again as this year’s REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes on MONDAY, APRIL 8TH with the Gala Screening of CRAZY AS HELL – the feature directorial debut of one of TV audiences' favourite emergency room doctors, Eriq La Salle (ER's Dr. Peter Benton).  Shot in just 19 days, Crazy as Hell epitomizes the soulful spirit of great independent filmmaking. In the story based on novelist Jeremy Leven's Satan, Michael Beach plays Dr. Ty Adams, a maverick psychiatrist whose unconventional, non-medical approach to treating patients has crowned him a king in some circles – and an egomaniac in others.  Click here for FULL MOVIE SCHEDULE.

MONDAY, APRIL 8
CRAZY AS HELL
CLOSING NIGHT
Famous Players SilverCity at Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St. (South of Finch)
7:30 pm
Film only: $12; Film and gala party:  $40
 
The Gala Screening will be followed by a party at:
The Gibson Ballroom
Novotel, North York
3 Park Home Avenue

Passes and tickets on sale now:
Ticketmaster – (416) 870-8000; www.ticketmaster.ca); or ReelWorld Film Offices
Info:  (416) 598 7933 or visit www.reelworldfilmfest.com

 

6.       THE AFFAIR – APRIL 12, 2002 – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Major Entertainment presents one of Toronto's most exciting urban music events. Each month has surprise special guests.  The Affair events brought to you by Major Entertainment have had much success in the past so please don’t miss your opportunity to join us on April 12th featuring the comedic stylings of Jean Paul!  Listen for details on FLOW 93.5!  You never know what to expect!  And don’t forget you’ll witness the DJ stylings of Babyface.  So, having said that, don't miss the April Affair!!  If you pick up a flyer, from one of our ticket outlets and arrive before 10:30 pm, you get in for FREE!!  As always, you can purchase tickets from me at (416) 677-5883.  

On May 17, 2002, The Affair will be featuring a very special musical guest – stay tuned!!


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002

THE AFFAIR FEATURING COMIC JEAN PAUL
REVIVAL BAR
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Dress Semi Formal
FREE BEFORE 10:30 PM WITH FLYER
Advance Tickets:  $20.00; more at the door
TICKET OUTLETS:  All Mascoll Beauty Supply Ltd. Outlets; Muse Bistro – (416) 593-6494; Analysis In Hair – (416) 921-1755; and Nappy's Hair Shoppe
Info.: (416) 259-8708 or email us at
info@major-ent.com
WEBSITE:  MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

 

7.       REGGAE NEWSLETTER AND UPCOMING PERFORMANCE!

Reggae World and Bamboo presents IBADAN featuring Belinda on April 13th featuring the sounds of DJ Carl Allen.  The first 50 people to respond via email (reggaeworld@sympatico.ca) get on the guest list (free admission!).  Due to space restrictions, only one person per email will be allowed.  Reggae World is a FREE publicity site for live reggae performers in Canada.  Contact Reggae World when you are performing and if schedules allow, Julian King will come out and shoot digital photos of your performance and post it on the site. Bios, worthy news and pertinent information about the artists will be posted every Monday. It is necessary to get me the info no later than THURSDAY of the previous week.  Check us out at REGGAE WORLD WEBSITE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

IBADAN featuring BELINDA
Presented by Reggae World
The Bamboo
312 Queen Street West
Showtime: 10:00pm
Cover - $10.00
reggaeworld@sympatico.ca

 

8.       KATIE BURGESS AT REVIVAL – APRIL 16, 23 and 30, 2002

Katie Burgess is the talk of the town!  We are pleased to announce that
Toronto vocalist Katie Burgess performs her dynamic mix of Funk/Soul/Jazz and House styles for three Tuesdays in April (16, 23 and 30th) at Revival – Toronto’s hottest venue!  Please come out and join in the fun!

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

KATIE BURGESS
REVIVAL
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors open at 10:00 pm
$5.00

 

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 WEEKEND EVENTS
APRIL 4 - 7, 2002
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THURSDAY, APRIL 4
ALTO BASSO
Featuring Juicy
718 College Street (at Crawford)
(416) 534-9522
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
:  Katie Burgess will be throwing down again at Alto Basso this Thursday and every Thursday evening afterwards.  She is accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
ON THEIR KNEES
REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
Famous Players SilverCity at Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St. (South of Finch)
7:30 pm
Film only: $12; Film and gala party:  $40
 
The Gala Screening will be followed by a party at:
The Gibson Ballroom
Novotel, North York
3 Park Home Avenue

EVENT PROFILE:  The stars will be out in full force as this year’s REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH at 7:30 pm with the Gala Screening of ON THEIR KNEES directed by Anais Granofsky.  Winner of the Best Film Category at the 2002 BFVN Awards, Granofsky’s film is a story of two sisters on the road and on the run with the body of their grandma in the back of an ice cream truck
on their way to the funeral in the Maritimes.  The film is directed by Degrassi Junior High alumna Anais Granofsky, who also wrote it, stars in it and co-founded the company producing it. REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the excellence and achievement of emerging diversity in film and video.  Click here for FULL MOVIE SCHEDULE.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5
FIRST FRIDAYS
Berlins
2335 Yonge St.
From 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Admission is only $8 before 8:00 pm; $12 after 8:00 pm
$2 off for students with proper ID
Above admission includes after-party - Strict Dress Code in Effect!
Live-to-Air on FLOW 93.5 with the Juiceman Jonathan Shaw

EVENT PROFILE:  This monthly meeting of Black professionals features:  A Focus on Film with the director and stars of Super Bob - a film about a Jamaican super hoer; the Get Reel Film Festival; Black Film & Video Network; professional speaker and actress Anne Thornley-Brown; Camp Jumoke Walk-a-thon; Pre-Paid Legal Services; and Neurasa Promotional Products.  Plenty of door prizes.  After party hosted by Warren Salmon, MY Haile and Eddie Williams.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5
DEEP SOUL
CHARLIES
1 Jarvis St. (at Queen's Quay East)
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
EVERYONE FREE BEFORE MIDNIGHT
25 and over / dress code
Guest list (416) 264-9494; www.majorleague-ent.com
EVENT PROFILE
:  This is the start of something new but old if you know what we mean.  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. There is no way that we are going to able to play all the hits from the last 20 years in one night, so that’s why every Friday night.  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 5
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.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
XPOSED
Paramount Theatre
259 Richmond Ave. W. (at John)
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Followed By:
RAISIN’ KANE SCREENING
Canada Square
2200 Yonge St. (at Eglinton)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE
:  XPOSED is an open-mic talent search across the country while the “Raisin’ Kane” Tour consists of screenings of the National Film Board’s award-winning documentary, “Raisin’ Kane: A Rapumentary”.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7
FLOW 93.5's Jazz Program – EPISTROPHE
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Host Sharron McLeod.  If you enjoy a delicious and eclectic gathering of jazz selections, this is the radio show for you to catch.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7
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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UPCOMING EVENTS
APRIL 8 - 14, 2002
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MONDAY, APRIL 8
CRAZY AS HELL
CLOSING NIGHT
Famous Players SilverCity at Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St. (South of Finch)
7:30 pm
Film only: $12; Film and gala party:  $40
 
The Gala Screening will be followed by a party at:
The Gibson Ballroom
Novotel, North York
3 Park Home Avenue

Passes and tickets on sale now:
Ticketmaster – (416) 870-8000; www.ticketmaster.ca); or ReelWorld Film Offices
438 Parliament St., just south of Carlton, lower level - walk-in sales only
Info:  (416) 598 7933 or visit www.reelworldfilmfest.com

EVENT PROFILE: The stars will be out in full force again as this year’s REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes on MONDAY, APRIL 8TH with the Gala Screening of CRAZY AS HELL – the feature directorial debut of one of TV audiences' favourite emergency room doctors, Eriq La Salle (ER's Dr. Peter Benton).  Shot in just 19 days, Crazy as Hell epitomizes the soulful spirit of great independent filmmaking. In the story based on novelist Jeremy Leven's Satan, Michael Beach plays Dr. Ty Adams, a maverick psychiatrist whose unconventional, non-medical approach to treating patients has crowned him a king in some circles – and an egomaniac in others.  Click here for FULL MOVIE SCHEDULE.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 8
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Mike Shand, Rohan Staton, Roger Williams, Deryck Roche

 

MONDAY, APRIL 8
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 9
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, APRIL 11
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, APRIL 12
THE AFFAIR FEATURING COMIC JEAN PAUL
REVIVAL BAR
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors Open at 9:00 pm
Dress Semi Formal
FREE BEFORE 10:30 PM WITH FLYER
Advance Tickets:  $20.00; more at the door
TICKET OUTLETS:  All Mascoll Beauty Supply Ltd. Outlets; Muse Bistro – (416) 593-6494; Analysis In Hair – (416) 921-1755; and Nappy's Hair Shoppe
Info.: (416) 259-8708 or email us at
info@major-ent.com
WEBSITE:  MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

EVENT PROFILE
:  Major Entertainment presents one of Toronto's most exciting urban music events. Each month has surprise special guests. 
The Affair events brought to you by Major Entertainment have had much success in the past so please don’t miss your opportunity to join us on April 12th featuring the comedic stylings of Jean Paul!  Listen for details on FLOW 93.5!  You never know what to expect!  And don’t forget you’ll witness the DJ stylings of Babyface.  So, having said that, don't miss the April Affair!!  If you pick up a flyer, from one of our ticket outlets and arrive before 10:30 pm, you get in for FREE!!  As always, you can purchase tickets from me at (416) 677-5883.   On May 17, 2002, The Affair will be featuring a very special musical guest – stay tuned!!.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12
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.
 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12
DEEP SOUL
CHARLIES
1 Jarvis St. (at Queen's Quay East)
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
EVERYONE FREE BEFORE MIDNIGHT
25 and over / dress code
Guest list (416) 264-9494; www.majorleague-ent.com
EVENT PROFILE
:  This is the start of something new but old if you know what we mean.  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. There is no way that we are going to able to play all the hits from the last 20 years in one night, so that’s why every Friday night.  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 …

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13
IBADAN featuring BELINDA
Presented by Reggae World and Bamboo
The Bamboo
312 Queen Street West
Showtime: 10:00pm
Cover - $10.00
reggaeworld@sympatico.ca

EVENT PROFILE
:  Reggae World and 
Bamboo presents IBADAN featuring Belinda on April 13th highlighting the sounds of DJ Carl Allen.  The first 50 people to respond via email (reggaeworld@sympatico.ca) get on the guest list (free admission!).  Due to space restrictions, only one person per email will be allowed.  Reggae World is a FREE publicity site for live reggae performers in Canada.  Contact Reggae World when you are performing and if schedules allow, Julian King will come out and shoot digital photos of your performance and post it on the site. Bios, worthy news and pertinent information about the artists will be posted every Monday. It is necessary to get me the info no later than THURSDAY of the previous week.  Check us out at REGGAE WORLD WEBSITE.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
FLOW 93.5's Jazz Program – EPISTROPHE
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Host Sharron McLeod.  If you enjoy a delicious and eclectic gathering of jazz selections, this is the radio show for you to catch.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
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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