NEWSLETTER

Updated:  August 15, 2002

Only a few measly weeks left of our summer but Harbourfront heats up again with the Hot & Spicy Festival on August 22-24th!  Check out the details on my Harbourfront Page!  You can click on any of the titles of the items listed and it will give you an individual page just with the relevant information on the story or event.  This newsletter is still 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.

 

RECAP

 

PIGEON – KIM KUHTEUBL - RECAP

“When you’re 30, you can be wise and horny all at the same time.”  That was the premise for Kim Kuhteubl’s hilarious one-woman show.  Especially if you’ve worked in the field of law at all.  Kim nails her portrayal of being a paranoid, neurotic, frustrated yet delightful young “administrative entrepreneur” soon to hit the 30-year mark.  She declares defiantly that she “is not a temp!” during her depiction of working as a freelance secretary for a major law firm.  Dee Dee (Kim’s character) also has to deal with the invasion of pigeons on her balcony.  All this combined makes for an evening of full out guffaws! 

Pigeon has been invited to the New York International Fringe Festival for its American Premier.  The show has also been chosen by radio station "On Broadway XM28" as one of their "Top 10 Fringe Picks"!  The raising of funds for this expensive and exciting opportunity was the reason why Kim Kuhteubl, the show’s writer/performer and Toronto producer, who wrote PIGEON as a 30th birthday present to herself, had these sneak peeks this past week.  Good luck in New York Kim!  I will be keeping you posted on the whereabouts of any future Toronto performances.  This is a MUST SEE!




 

NEWS

 

VAREKAI HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3, 2002! 

Great news!! 
Varekai  has been extended in Toronto – it’s the latest live creation from Cirque du Soleil, explores an extraordinary world deep within a forest.  I think that every person breathing on this planet should experience the magic of Varekai.  Whatever it takes to go and see this show while it’s in town, DO IT!  The incredible athletic performances, symphony of sounds and divine humour will move you.  It left me speechless – there’s no adjective to describe it anyway.  An incredible, first-class, no-stone-unturned show.  Take your kids, bring a date, go solo!  It just doesn’t matter – just see it.  You will be afraid to blink in fear of missing one spectacular performance!   The word "varekai", meaning "wherever", originates from Romany, the language of Gypsies. In spirit of the nomadic soul, Varekai explores the journey of a solitary young man who parachutes into the shadows of a magical forest. This place on the edge of the world, full of fantastical creatures, is where the adventure of a life rediscovered begins to take shape.  Here are all the details that you’ll need to know about the show while it is in Toronto. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 3
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - VAREKAI
Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
For Tickets (416) 861-1017

Ticket Information
Tickets are available at the Cirque du Soleil website or through the Admission Network at (416) 861-1017 or 1-800-361-4595. For group reservations for 40 adults or more call the box office at (514) 722-2324 or 1-800-450-1480. Prices range from $65 to $85 for adults, and $45.50 to $59.50 for children (2 to 12 years). For students (13 to 17 years) and senior citizens (65 plus), prices are from $58.50 to $76.50, weekdays only (Tuesday to Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m.).
 

 

 

NABFEME UPDATE!

The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, NABFEME, the ultimate network of female powerhouses, will assemble in Toronto, Canada for their Second Annual International Women's Leadership Summit.  Female trailblazers in all sectors of the music and entertainment industry will convene at the Sheraton Centre, August 29 - September 1st for 3 days of power networking, entertainment and empowerment: 

Check out all the exciting updates on who is speaking at, being honoured and performing at this year’s NABFEME on August 29 – September 1, 2002 at the Sheraton in downtown Toronto! 

SUMMIT SIGNATURE EVENTS – CLICK ON TITLES FOR FULL INFORMATION

Mentor Connection Power Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Ms Yolanda Adams
Honoree: Ms Terrie Williams of The Terrie Williams Agency

SisterHood: A Network of Our Own
SisterHood Leader: Ms Dyana Williams, President & Co-Founder, IAAAM

Women Who Jam! …the all female concert!
Sharissa
/Motown, Ms Jade/Interscope, Khia/Artemis and Amerie/Columbia. Local acts include Jully Black, Melanie Durant, Shy Luv, Motion and Angel Duss.

Shero Hall of Fame Ceremony
Honorees:
Jean Riggins, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Universal Records
Jamie Foster Brown, Publisher of Sister2Sister
Special Recognition: Maria A. Davis, AIDS Activist

She’s Got Game Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speaker:
Pamela Wheeler, Lead Attorney and Director of Operations for the WNBA.

 

 

CANADIAN CONTENT: DJ’S BATTLE TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE 2002 TECHNICS WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

O
n Saturday, Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre was packed for the Canadian Technics DMC DJ Finals. DJs Jr-Flow, DJ Brace, DJ Disoriental, DJ Dopey, DJ Flx-Finghaz, DJ Tasc, Device, Double K, Exacto and Skratch Bastid came from all across the country to battle for the right to represent Canada at the 2002 Technics World DJ Championship.  The panel of expert judges was comprised of Excess, Toadstyle, P-Plus, Taktiks, FisherNice and D-Styles of the Beat Junkies. Competitors were allotted 6 minutes to showcase their skills, tricks, breakbeats, mixes, ability to entertain and originality.  After amazing sets from each of the DJs, Toronto’s own DJ Dopey unseated 2001’s Defending Champion Jr-Flow. He will represent Canada at the Brixton Academy in London, England on September 15, 2002 for the World DJ Championships. The rest of the top-three spots were filled by last year’s champ Jr-Flow in second place and DJ Brace in third.  The US Finals happen Friday, August 23, at Roxy in NYC and will feature a special appearance by Kool Herc.

 

 

KEYS COMES HOME WITH FOUR TROPHIES: Usher bags three at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

OK, so it is really no big surprise that Alicia Keys got mad props at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Friday.   She walked away with four trophies while your boy Usher got away with three.   Keys won album of the year for "Songs In A Minor," top female artist, top new artist and top albums artist.  She won five Grammys earlier this year for her first album, which debuted atop Billboard's charts.  Usher, who had the most nominations with eight, won for top artist, top male artist and top singles artist.  His single "U Got It Bad" topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop charts this year.  For a complete list of winners, click here.

 

 

WHO WANTS TO SEE THE BEST OF HEAVY D? The best of the Heavster.

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

If Heavy D (aka Dwight Myers) is your man, then you will be happy to know that MCA an' 'nem are bringing out a compilation that features the Heavster's hits when he was still expanding across radio land.  "The Best Of Heavy D & The Boyz" edition of "20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection" brings together 11 of their biggest hits, each digitally remastered. Featured are four Top 10 R&B smashes, including the gold "Now That We Found Love" (with Aaron Hall).  As the first artist signed to the groundbreaking Uptown Records imprint, Heav dropped a ton of hits like "The Overweight Lover's In The House," (Which many a middle school child changed the lyrics to "Ya overweight mother ate my house..." Aaah, the 80s.) "Chunky But Funky" (here in a remix) and "Don't You Know" (No. 12 R&B), with Al B. Sure! on added vocals.  1989 followed with the platinum breakthrough "Big Tyme" and its Top 10 R&B smash, "We Got Our Own Thang," which was the JIIIZAM!

 

 

ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO: One Tough "Cookie"

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

F'get neo-soul. Yeah, that's right. We said it. And while you're at it, f'get all those other music categories. Music maestro Me'Shell Ndegeocello is proclaiming a new way to look at music - just as music.

Considered hard to categorize, Ndegeocello's music has garnered a legion of loyal fans and a number of humbled critics. Her style is indescribable. It's R&B, it's funk, it's rock, it's neo-soul, it's soul itself, and that's what she wants music listeners to find in her music.  Her latest CD, "Cookie: the Anthropological Mixtape," follows up her 1999 release, "Bitter," which hit the streets with little fanfare unlike her 1993 debut, "Plantation Lullabies," or her 1996 sophomore set, "Peace Beyond Passion." But the problem (if we can call it that) with "Bitter," Ndegeocello suggested, was that people were expecting to categorize it.  After all, with four albums under her belt, seven Grammy nominations, and accolades from everywhere, the "singer" still remains an "underground phenomenon" that some say sparked the neo-soul movement.

"I'm just constantly trying to create and challenge myself and see what I can get to. Neo-classic-soul? I'm going to make a jazz record. I'm going to make a rock record. I'm going to do everything. The category doesn't really work for me. I'm just trying to be creative. Everybody - [we're] not doing anything different. Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin - we're just carrying on the tradition of our ancestors. I can't take any credit for anything. It's the Rhythm & Blues, it's the great American art form. I'm just continuing it on. It's all our music. I just play music - I play black music."
 Furthermore, she said she has no qualms with the politics of radio formatting: "I can reach the audiences," she said. "That was the awakening. I started to feel so much better about myself when I said, 'They have their criteria and I have mine.' I've got to be true to mine and make the music I want to make. If the radio doesn't play it, I'm really ok. I did 'Bitter' and people said it wasn't a black record. I want to make art and you don't get the best thing trying to hook on to trends."

"Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape" is in stores now.

 

 

REGGAE UPDATES FROM JAMAICA: Reggae Acts Did Well In Germany

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

Splash, an annual reggae festival held in Germany, had some good performances this year from some of the big names in reggae music. Held over 3 days (August 2-4) in Chemnitz, the festival is promoted each year by Splash Promotions. Over the three days, names such as Spragga Benz, George Nooks, Baby Cham, Delly Ranks and Christopher, Assassin, Tanya Stephens, Cecile, TOK, Ward 21, Red Rat, Chico, and The Red Square Crew, delivered clean and entertaining performances which left the Germans screaming for more.


Delly Ranks & Christopher in Germany

 

TIDBITS

 

UMAC AWARDS BEING AIRED

Tune in and watch Urban X-Posure 2002 -- Canada's Urban Music Awards!  Performances by K-OS, Ghetto Concept, Jackie Richardson, X-Quisite, Sean Oliver and Blessed. Appearances by Glenn Lewis, Maestro, Oscar Peterson and more...  First airdate is Friday, August 16 at 8:00 pm, Rogers Channel 10 and again on Sunday, August 18th at 2:00 pm, Rogers Channel 10.

 

 

RESCHEDULED CONCERT ARETHA FRANKLIN – APRIL 16, 2003 (PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 5, 2002)

Franklin has postponed her show until Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Call her Aretha or "Lady Soul" but this living legend is a natural woman who has inspired and influenced countless female vocalists.  Aretha Franklin, has been dubbed the Queen of Soul. Not too shabby for a gal raised by her father (one of the most famous black ministers in the North), and her aunt, (legendary gospel singer Clara Ward). Franklin grew up singing in her father's New Bethel Baptist Church in Motown, but it wasn't until 1966, that her career skyrocketed. She belted out hits like "I Never Loved a Man," "Respect," "Natural Woman," and "Chain of Fools." In 1968, she made the cover of Time.   Her 1985 album, Who's Zoomin' Who, racked up her biggest sales. A 1989 gospel album, inspired by her father's coma and death (he was shot by a burglar) in 1984, earned another Grammy (15 in total) for her crowded shelf. She became the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Grammy Legend Award (1991) and was honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1994) and countless other citations, awards and accolades.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
ARETHA FRANKLIN
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street
8:00 pm
$48.50 - $118.50
(416) 872-4255

 

 

BLACKSTREET UPDATE

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

One More Time: R&B quartet BLACKstreet is attempting a comeback album, which is scheduled to drop October 22nd. The group will now consist of Teddy Riley, Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, Mark Middleton and Eric Williams. The album, tentatively titled “Level II”, will kick off with the single “Wizzy Wow,” which should impact radio on August 27th. The disk will also feature one-off reunion of Riley, Hannibal, Middleton and Williams with former BLACKstreet members Levi Little, Dave Hollister, Joseph Stonestreet and Terrell Phillips on the appropriately titled ballad "Bygones."

 

 

DON CHEADLE JOINS ER EPISODES

Veteran actor Don Cheadle (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) has signed on for a four-episode guest stint on NBC’s “ER,” Variety reports. Don will play a medical student whose internship brings him to Chicago and will first appear during the November sweeps.

 

 

TEENA MARIE COMING BACK!

Teena Marie recently reworked her song “Square Biz” and it will be the new theme song for the daytime game show “Hollywood Squares.” Teena, who you know by now has signed a deal with Cash Money Records, is almost done recording her debut album for the label. The disc will feature appearances by Gerald Levert, MC Lyte, and Bahamadia.

 

 

HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK!

 

HONEY JAM: PART 10 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

As the weary city slowly recovers from yet another jam-packed Caribana weekend, a not-to-be missed event emerges from the dust.  After 7 years of being the pinnacle of live performances, PhemPhat Productions promises to shake audiences to the very core with Honey Jam: Part 10, set to hit The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Thursday August 15th, 2002.   The all-female showcase has gained the reputation of being the hottest ticket of the summer, and has also gained the respect of industry decision-makers and the most critical party-goer.  In addition to the Honey Jam, PhemPhat Productions marks the 7th anniversary by presenting Honey Drops, a promotional compilation CD featuring the work of some of the artists who will be performing at the Honey Jam showcase.  “It’s been a labour of love,” says PhemPhat founder, Ebonnie Rowe.  The first 500 attendees will receive a limited edition Honey Drops CD, produced through funding by title sponsor Universal Music Canada. Other show sponsors include Peace, Much Vibe and CKLN.

The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto) plays home to this year’s Honey Jam showcase.  This year’s show promises to be worth the wait as 25 performers representing hip hop, spoken word, reggae, rock, pop, drum & bass, gospel, R&B, alternative and dance promise to set the stage on fire. Toya Alexis, Renee Wynter, Eternia, and Anjulie are just a few of the ladies who blew the judges away at the auditions.  Blaze Dancers and Graph Nobel, along with showcase veterans Natasha Waterman, Rachael Berry, True and Tara Chase also fill out the roster.

The Goddess of Canadian Hip Hop, Michie Mee, will host The Honey Jam Showcase.  For more information on PhemPhat Productions or the artists in this year’s Honey Jam, please check www.phemphat.com .

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
HONEY JAM: PART 10

Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street  
Doors open 7pm; Showtime 8pm (SHARP)
Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Ticket Master and $20 at door.
 
The after party promises to bring the heat with DJ Lytes and MelBoogie
A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society



ARTISTS PERFORMING:

 

Toya Alexis
Grand Imperial
Lisa Bell
Blaze Dancers
B. Brady
Black Pearl
Eternia
Arlene Hunter
Michie Mee
Graph Nobel
Rosie Cuffy
Tamla-Mai

True
Natasha Waterman
Tara Chase
Crystal Clear
L. Blaise
Ndidi Cascade
Rachael Berry
Anjulie
Mystique Blu
Renee Wynter
Lori Nuic

 

HOT & SPICY FOOD FESTIVAL - AUGUST 23-25

Harbourfront wants to spice up your life!  Asia Pacific fare and mouth-watering cultural fusions are served up to the rhythms of sizzling music and dance.  A generous helping of Toronto's top chefs and caterers sharing tips, mixed with spicy market shopping, scorching outdoor concerts and movies, and a few surprise ingredients  - all simmered together and served up hot!  http://www.harbourfront.on.ca/rhythms/spicy.html

 

 

NEW EVENTS

 

SHARK CITY'S 8th ANNIVERSARY PARTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Shark City's 8th Anniversary Party - A true Sharkedallic Experience, including yummy shark treats and cash bar!  RSVP by Wednesday, August 21st to  rsvp@thatPRthing.com. 

Thursday, August 22
SHARK CITY'S 8th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Shark City Bar & Grill,
117 Eglinton Ave E. (east of Yonge St.)
7 pm till Close
416.488.7899

 

 

5TH ANNUAL 2002 BPEG TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2002 - LIONHEAD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Attention all Golf Enthusiasts, Aspiring Golfers and Tiger Woods Wannabees

We trust that you've all had ample opportunity to tune up your golf games in preparation for the 5th Annual and upcoming Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs Golf (BPEG) 2002 tournament on August 24th, this year at Lionhead Golf and Country Club. Lionhead is Canada's premier public golf facility and is located northwest of Mississauga (905-455-4900 - Hwy 401 or 407 to Mississauga Rd. north past Steeles - course on the right side).  The time has arrived once again for the most anticipated recreational & networking event of the year.

Registration on tournament day is between 11:15am and 12:15pm with a ceremonial tee off and pictures with a special guest at 12:30pm – no new registrations on tournament day.  The price is $160/person or $630/foursome before
the deadline of August 21st.  Competitive stroke play (limited to players with a noted handicap) fee is $170/person.  Price includes golf green fee, cart, sleeve of balls, driving range balls, the usual sumptuous dinner, $50 value prize bag, possible access to BPEG’s renowned prize table worth thousands.  Golfing will be followed by a networking/cocktail hour, where we will also feature entertainment, a silent auction, a Business Expo and Fine Art display from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. The dinner and golf awards presentation will take place from 6:30pm.  Lots of contests and prizes – including a 2002 VW Paasat for a hole in one!  Dinner only price is $50.  An optional golf clinic (you can also make your own lesson arrangements prior to our tournament through one of our associated instructors). 

Don't be left out, as spaces are limited. Register immediately to avoid disappointment.  Pre-register via the web at www.bpeg.org. Then please call to confirm your registration number and to make specific payment arrangements within 48 hours.  Club rentals not included. Appropriate golf attire required. Shower & change room facilities available (bring towels). 
For those that aren't able to register online please email me for a copy of the registration form and then fax the information to 905-821-2671 in order to get the BPEG registration process started.
 
National Junior Golf Academy, which works to help disadvantaged kids of all nationalities to begin and enjoy the game of golf and to develop life skills, will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from this year’s golf event.

Contact info: bpegolf@yahoo.com or www.bpeg.org or 416-410-GOLF or fax: 905-821-2671 Or toll free number: 1-877-815-GOLF.  The new BPEG motto is Unite. Play. Lead.


Tiger Woods

 

FESTIVAL BANA Y'AFRICA  - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Festival Bana y'Africa is the 3rd annual African Music and Culture Festival.
 A wonderful way to learn more about the African culture through music and traditional dance performances. The African market place features a wide array of crafts and clothing form the continent and an opportunity to sample delicious African foods.  Live bands from Congo (DRC), Ghana, Somalia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa will perform.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
FESTIVAL BANA Y'AFRICA

Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. W.
2:00 pm-10:30 pm
for more info call (416) 924-2847

 

 

FUNK ‘N SOUL REVIVAL – PART II – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  On Friday, September 13th, just three short months after the successful inaugural launch of Funk ‘n Soul Revival, LaunchPath Projects’ Chris Bennett is setting the stage for the next big R&B-themed showcase featuring a plethora of talent from the vast pool of Toronto soul artists.  This edition of Funk ‘n Soul is being held at Revival Bar, located at 783 College Street.  The intention of these musical progressions is to celebrate the artists that paved the way for today’s R&B artists i.e. Roy Ayers, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, to name a few.  Funk ‘n Soul Revival wants to revive that spirit of music from a time when “music was music”, as stated by Steve Harvey.  As well, Funk ‘n Soul gives Toronto’s gifted artists the opportunity to showcase some of their original music. This edition of Funk ‘n Soul will feature the soulful vocal sylings of several local Toronto artists including Alana Bridgewater, Katie Burgess,
Dione Taylor, Shawn Hewitt, Rachel Berry, Jason Jackson and Neil Donell.  The band keeping it funky, again, will be Soular.  For all short bios, see attached.  Find a unique and thrilling way to celebrate your Friday the 13th – come out and enjoy the versatility of Toronto talent!  Be Yourself.  You’ve got soul.

FRIDAY, SEPTMEBER 13
FUNK ‘N SOUL REVIVAL
Revival Bar

783 College Street
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door
More info.:  Chris Bennett at 416-835-4068
www.funkandsoulrevival.com

 

 

 


WEEKEND EVENTS
AUGUST 15 - 18, 2002


 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
HONEY JAM: PART 10

Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street  
Doors open 7pm; Showtime 8pm (SHARP)
Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Ticket Master and $20 at door.  
The after party promises to bring the heat with DJ Lytes and MelBoogie
A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society

EVENT PROFILE
:  The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto) plays home to this year’s Honey Jam showcase.  This year’s show promises to be worth the wait as 25 performers representing hip hop, spoken word, reggae, rock, pop, drum & bass, gospel, R&B, alternative and dance promise to set the stage on fire. Toya Alexis, Renee Wynter, Eternia, and Anjulie are just a few of the ladies who blew the judges away at the auditions.  Blaze Dancers and Graph Nobel, along with showcase veterans Natasha Waterman, Rachael Berry, True and Tara Chase also fill out the roster.  The Goddess of Canadian Hip Hop, Michie Mee, will host The Honey Jam Showcase.  For more information on PhemPhat Productions or the artists in this year’s Honey Jam, please check www.phemphat.com .

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Kenny Moran, Rohan Staton/Trust, Roger Williams, Neil Brathwaite, Deryck Roche

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 – SEPTEMBER 3
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - VAREKAI
Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
For Tickets (416) 861-1017

Ticket Information
Tickets are available at the Cirque du Soleil website or through the Admission Network at (416) 861-1017 or 1-800-361-4595. For group reservations for 40 adults or more call the box office at (514) 722-2324 or 1-800-450-1480. Prices range from $65 to $85 for adults, and $45.50 to $59.50 for children (2 to 12 years). For students (13 to 17 years) and senior citizens (65 plus), prices are from $58.50 to $76.50, weekdays only (Tuesday to Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m.).

EVENT PROFILE: Varekai  - the latest live creation from Cirque du Soleil, explores an extraordinary world deep within a forest.  I think that every person breathing on this planet should experience the magic of Varekai.  Whatever it takes to go and see this show while it’s in town, DO IT!  The incredible athletic performances, symphony of sounds and divine humour will move you.  It left me speechless – there’s no adjective to describe it anyway.  An incredible, first-class, no-stone-unturned show.  Take your kids, bring a date, go solo!  It just doesn’t matter – just see it.  You will be afraid to blink in fear of missing one spectacular performance!  Here are all the details that you’ll need to know about the show while it is in Toronto. 

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
UMAC AWARDS
Rogers Channel 10

EVENT PROFILE: Tune in and watch Urban X-Posure 2002 -- Canada's Urban Music Awards!  Performances by K-OS, Ghetto Concept, Jackie Richardson, X-Quisite, Sean Oliver and Blessed. Appearances by Glenn Lewis, Maestro, Oscar Peterson and more...

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
UMAC AWARDS
Rogers Channel 10

EVENT PROFILE: Tune in and watch Urban X-Posure 2002 -- Canada's Urban Music Awards!  Performances by K-OS, Ghetto Concept, Jackie Richardson, X-Quisite, Sean Oliver and Blessed. Appearances by Glenn Lewis, Maestro, Oscar Peterson and more...

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Dione Taylor, Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Justin Abedin, Dafydd Hughes and David French.


NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS
AUGUST 19 - 25, 2002


 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19
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, AUGUST 19
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, AUGUST 20
SYREETA NEAL
Blues on Bellair
25 Bellair Street (Yorkville)
9:30 pm, 11:00 pm
Pay what you vibe!


EVENT PROFILE
: The time has come for ya'll to see what Syreeta Neal is really all about.  She will be showcasing her original material at the Blues On Bellair club on Tuesdays.  If you like Sade, India.Arie, N'dea Davenport or just Blues in general then you'll enjoy Syreeta's music.  I hope you can make it.

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
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.

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19
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

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
SHARK CITY'S 8th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Shark City Bar & Grill,
117 Eglinton Ave E. (east of Yonge St.)
7 pm till Close
416.488.7899

EVENT PROFILE: Shark City's 8th Anniversary Party - A true Sharkedallic Experience, including yummy shark treats and cash bar!  RSVP by Wednesday, August 21st to  rsvp@thatPRthing.com. 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Kenny Moran, Rohan Staton/Trust, Roger Williams, Neil Brathwaite, Deryck Roche

 

 

AUGUST 23-25
HOT & SPICY FOOD FESTIVAL

EVENT PROFILE:  Harbourfront wants to spice up your life!  Asia Pacific fare and mouth-watering cultural fusions are served up to the rhythms of sizzling music and dance.  A generous helping of Toronto's top chefs and caterers sharing tips, mixed with spicy market shopping, scorching outdoor concerts and movies, and a few surprise ingredients  - all simmered together and served up hot!  http://www.harbourfront.on.ca/rhythms/spicy.html

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
FESTIVAL BANA Y'AFRICA
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. W.
2:00 pm-10:30 pm
for more info call (416) 924-2847

EVENT PROFILE:  Festival Bana y'Africa is the 3rd annual African Music and Culture Festival.  A wonderful way to learn more about the African culture through music and traditional dance performances. The African market place features a wide array of crafts and clothing form the continent and an opportunity to sample delicious African foods.  Live bands from Congo (DRC), Ghana, Somalia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa will perform.

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Dione Taylor, Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Justin Abedin, Dafydd Hughes and David French.

 

 

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Dawn Langfield
Langfield Entertainment
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