NEWSLETTER

Updated:  July 4, 2002

Is it hot enough out there for ya?  Check out some COOL news and SIZZLING events below for your enjoyment!  HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS!  I’m sure this will be a special celebration given the events of 9-11 last year. 

You can just click on any of the titles of the items listed and it will take you to information for EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT OR CLICK HERE for the COMPLETE newsletter!  
This newsletter is designed to welcome all the new members, give you some updated entertainment-related news, recap some of last week’s events 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.

 

NEWS

 

BET’S FILM DIVISION WANTS SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com
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BET's film division, BET Pictures, has joined with the American Black Film Festival to host its first screenwriting fellowship.  The program hopes to identify, mentor, and assist in the creative and professional development of previously undiscovered minority writing talent, according to a company statement.
It will be a 20-week screenwriting lab/mentorship program. Applicants interested in becoming Writers Workshop Fellows must submit the following materials: resume, bio, application, one screenplay, a treatment, waiver and $30 processing fee. Deadline for application is Sept. 30.   Send to BET Pictures/ABFF Screenwriting Fellowship, c/o BET Pictures, 811 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502, Attention: Kai Bowe. Or, send questions to: Kai.Bowe@bet.net.

 

 

CANADIAN CONTENT:  RED1 ON THE RASCALZ "RELOADED"

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com
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The Juno winning Rascalz have been a long-standing fixture in the Canadian hip hop scene. On July 20, 2002 the rhyming duo Red1 and Fit will release their third studio album, "Reloaded".  The first single "Crazy World" is currently laying on radio and television.  The EUR got a chance to sit down with Red 1, one half of the Vancouver, British Columbia based group.   Between albums the group has been travelling the world working on the new album, hitting spots like Cuba, Jamaica and Germany.   In Jamaica, the Rascalz participated in Delano's Revenge, performing for over 10,000 people [alongside/with the likes of] Bounty Killer, Kardinal Offishal, Sean Paul, and Spragga Benz.

"Reloaded" features more Canadian guests than past albums have, featuring Kardinal Offishal, K-OS and Solitaire to name a few. Red 1 explains, "Canadians is dope. Everyone's got a record deal. Now we need to really show people what were dealing with." The only American artist on Reloaded is Notch, from Born Jamericans, which is few compared to former guests including KRS-One, the Beatnuts, Barrington Levy and Alchemist.

 

 

UMAC LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR AWARDS CEREMONY!

The Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC) will be hosting a Volunteer meeting on Thursday, July 11th at Trebas Institute at 397 Street East for all those who would like to volunteer for Urban X-Posure 2002. If you know anyone who would be interested in joining the team, please forward  this email to them. 

 
If you would like to volunteer for this event and you are unable to attend this meeting, please let me know via email ASAP. Please include all your contact information, telephone & Email.  Please RSVP Nicole Waldron at  yohanceproductions@rogers.com. 
 
 Thank you for your time and interest in Urban X-Posure 2002, Canada's Urban Music Awards which takes place on Wednesday, July 31st at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.  Must be 19+.

Urban X-Posure Volunteer Teams needed for:
 
Publicity; Production (includes set design & Technical); Marketing (includes Street Team and Promotion); Front of House; Security; Administration.

 

 

LAURYN HILL ADDS CONCERT DATE – SUNDAY, JULY 28

MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 is Lauryn Hill's first album of new music since 1998's Grammy-winning The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The double CD/tape collection captures Lauryn Hill's intimate 2-hour soul-wrenching performance of new acoustic music which originally premiered on MTV2 on March 10, 2002.

SUNDAY, JULY 28
LAURYN HILL
HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE
1 Front Street E.
8:00 pm
$49.39-$79.29
Tickets to on sale Friday, July 5 at 11:00 am
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 

 

RECAPS

 

DA REAL DEAL RECAP

After months of anticipation, Da Real Deal delivers!  These talented young people had the audience on their feet many times for their performances.  The piece is humorous and poignant, not to mention relevant to the issues that face today's youth.  This is something that has changed young people's lives.  For all relevant info., check their website at www.actout.caStay tuned for future showings.  Congrats especially to Roze Jardin (writer and producer) and L. Dean Ifill (director) for all their hard and dedicated work!  See my PHOTO GALLERY for more pics!

 

 

NEW EVENTS

 

FIRST FridayS – Friday, JULY 5

Presentations (which begin at 8:00 pm) will feature:  Historian Afua Cooper; The Great Afro-Canadian Vendors Market; Joan Raymond's Legal & Immigration Services; Entertainer Extraordinaire Taryn Della; BPEG Golf Tournament Founder Don Walling; Tuskegee Golf Association Founders; Leroy Simpson & Dave Williams; Camp Jumoke Walk-a-thon; Calypso Singer King Cosmos and R&B SINGING SENSATION CARL B. HENRY!!

FRIDAY, JULY 5
1ST FRIDAYSTM
"An After-Work Networking and Socializing Affair"

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
Live-to-Air on FLOW 93.5 with Mark Strong
Hosted by Warren Salmon, Lynrod Douglas, MY Haile and Eddie Williams

 

 

FEMI KUTI IN CONCERT – THURSDAY, JULY 11

Kicking off the World's Fare festival is FEMI KUTI, the undisputed inheritor of the genius of his father, Nigerian Afro-beat star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Femi Kuti marks his July return to Toronto with his new record, "Fight to Win". The disc contains Femi's distinctive version of Afro-beat, borrowing the best elements from his father's powerfully polyrhythmic prototype: a funky, jazzy, heavily percussive sound that took James Brown's beat back to Africa. Femi adds to that winning formula the freshness and exuberance of young Lagos and its taste for the new R&B and dance music of America and Europe.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

FEMI KUTI with DJ NAV
Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage

8:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now:  $20

Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000

or www.harbourfront.on.ca

http://www.harbourfront.on.ca/rhythms/fare.html

 

 

WORLD’S FARE:  A FEAST OF FOOD & CULTURE – july 11-13, 2002

This summer, Harbourfront Centre introduces the year’s biggest festival: World’s Fare: A Feast of Food & Culture. This festival, which spotlights the Silk Road region among other world cultures, will see the Harbourfront Centre site expanded all along the waterfront with specially constructed stages and cultural food vendors.

 


The World Café includes six of the city’s best caterers and restaurants serving up the best in international cuisine. Fresh fruit is also on site every weekend, all summer long. After patrons have satisfied their culinary cravings they can stroll through the International Marketplace in search of unique merchandise. The rotating selection of vendors offers shoppers clothing, crafts, jewellery and more for unbelievable prices. Both the World Café and the International Marketplace are open from 6 pm - 12 am on Friday, July 12, 12 pm - 12 am on Saturday, July 13 and 12 - 7 pm on Sunday, July 14 during the World’s Fare: A Feast of Food & Culture.

Rhythms of the World runs from June 14 through September 2 with a new festival every weekend. For more information, the public can contact the Info Hotline at 416-973-3000 or info@harbourfront.on.ca. For a free subscription to Music News @ Harbourfront Centre, Harbourfront Centre’s e-mail newsletter, the public can visit the music page of the Harbourfront Centre website. Watch for more information on Rhythms of the World 2002 to be released soon.

 

HOT EVENTS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK!

 

URBAN FLOWCASE – JULY 4-5, 2002 – LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

THIS FLOWCASE IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE CITY WORKER’S STRIKE.

 

 

LABATT BLUE’S FESTIVAL – JULY 5-7, 2002

The first instalment of summer festivals at Harbourfront that I’m covering is the Labatt Blue’s Festival.  It runs from July 5 – 7, 2002 at all the different venues within Harbourfront.  Down-home blues grooves from the Mississippi delta to Chicago's late-night clubs. Soak in the soulful, raw, sweet, and rockin' sounds of Odetta, The Sidemen, Harry Manx,
Jackie Richardson, and many more!  ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED!  Go to my HARBOURFRONT page for all further details including artist names, dates, locations and times!

 

 

CAMP JUMOKE 8TH ANNUAL TURTLE WALK WALKATHON, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2002

Camp Jumoke holds its annual walkathon (6 km) in aid of children living with Sickle Cell Anaemia. This year's fundraising goal of $75,000 will enable more than 25 children living with the debilitating disease to enjoy the summer camp experience at a medically supervised camp.  The day will include live entertainment, free giveaways, prizes for the top fundraiser and fundraising groups. There will be activities for the children at the Children's Village, a Health and Wellness Centre, and lots of wonderful arts and crafts for sale!

For more information please visit our website at www.jumoke.org or email us at info@jumoke.org

SATURDAY, JULY 6
CAMP JUMOKE 8TH ANNUAL TURTLE WALK WALKATHON
Nathan Phillips Square
Registration starts at 10:00 am  Walk begins at 12:00 noon

 

 

ALICIA KEYS IN CONCERT – MONDAY, JULY 8, 2002

Her signature tune might be "Fallin'," but 20 year-old Alicia Keys is a rising star in the music world. Keys and her album Songs in A Minor, earned a slew of nominations at the 44th Grammy Awards. She took home the prize for Best Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.  Keys' natural talent was shaped by classical piano training. She attended the Performance Arts School of Manhattan and eventually coupled her rare mix of hip-hop flavour and song writing with spine-tingling vocals. Five years after she began, Keys wrote, produced and recorded the debut album she started penning at age 14.

MONDAY, JULY 8

ALICIA KEYS
with Nappy Roots
Air Canada Centre, Sears Theatre
40 Bay Street
7:30 pm
$49.50-$69.50
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 


 WEEKEND EVENTS
JULY 4 - 7, 2002

 

THURSDAY, JULY 4
URBAN FLOWCASE
Nathan Phillips Square
12 NOON – 2:00 PM
FREE!

EVENT PROFILE: FLOW 93.5 will be hosting a FREE lunchtime concert next week at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5th.  On both days, the line-up of artists will include:  CARL HENRY, X- QUISITE, BLACK CROME, CHHAYA, JEWELLE and BLESSED!  So come out, you downtown folks, eat your lunch and catch the flow from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday!! 

 

 

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

EVENT PROFILE: Katie Burgess at Alto Basso – now every Thursday evening, accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).  An eclectic gathering of patrons at Alto Basso.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5
URBAN FLOWCASE
Nathan Phillips Square
12 NOON – 2:00 PM
FREE!

EVENT PROFILE: FLOW 93.5 will be hosting a FREE lunchtime concert next week at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5th.  On both days, the line-up of artists will include:  CARL HENRY, X- QUISITE, BLACK CROME, CHHAYA, JEWELLE and BLESSED!  So come out, you downtown folks, eat your lunch and catch the flow from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday!! 

 

 

JULY 5-7, 2002
LABATT BLUE’S FESTIVAL

EVENT PROFILE: Go to my HARBOURFRONT page for all further details including artist names, dates, locations and times!

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5
1ST FRIDAYSTM
"An After-Work Networking and Socializing Affair"

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
Live-to-Air on FLOW 93.5 with Mark Strong
Hosted by Warren Salmon, Lynrod Douglas, MY Haile and Eddie Williams

EVENT PROFILE:
Presentations (which begin at 8:00 pm) will feature:  Historian Afua Cooper; The Great Afro-Canadian Vendors Market; Joan Raymond's Legal & Immigration Services; Entertainer Extraordinaire Taryn Della; BPEG Golf Tournament Founder Don Walling; Tuskegee Golf Association Founders; Leroy Simpson & Dave Williams; Camp Jumoke Walk-a-thon; Calypso Singer King Cosmos and R&B SINGING SENSATION CARL B. HENRY!!

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 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, JULY 6
CAMP JUMOKE 8TH ANNUAL TURTLE WALK WALKATHON
Nathan Phillips Square
Registration starts at 10:00 am  Walk begins at 12:00 noon


EVENT PROFILE: Camp Jumoke holds its annual walkathon (6 km) in aid of children living with Sickle Cell Anaemia. This year's fundraising goal of $75,000 will enable more than 25 children living with the debilitating disease to enjoy the summer camp experience at a medically supervised camp.  The day will include live entertainment, free giveaways, prizes for the top fundraiser and fundraising groups. There will be activities for the children at the Children's Village, a Health and Wellness Centre, and lots of wonderful arts and crafts for sale!

For more information please visit our website at www.jumoke.org or email us at info@jumoke.org

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 7
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Rohan Staton, Dafydd Hughes, David Gouveia, David French, Bryden Baird, David Hodge.

 

 


NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS
JULY 8 - 14, 2002

 

MONDAY, JULY 8
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, JULY 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.

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 8
ALICIA KEYS
Air Canada Centre, Sears Theatre
40 Bay Street
7:30 pm
$49.50-$69.50
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


EVENT PROFILE: Her signature tune might be "Fallin'," but 20 year-old Alicia Keys is a rising star in the music world. Keys and her album Songs in A Minor, earned a slew of nominations at the 44th Grammy Awards. She took home the prize for Best Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.  Keys' natural talent was shaped by classical piano training. She attended the Performance Arts School of Manhattan and eventually coupled her rare mix of hip-hop flavour and song writing with spine-tingling vocals. Five years after she began, Keys wrote, produced and recorded the debut album she started penning at age 14.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 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, JULY 11
FEMI KUTI

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage

8:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now:  $20

Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000

or www.harbourfront.on.ca

http://www.harbourfront.on.ca/rhythms/fare.html

EVENT PROFILE: Kicking off the World's Fare festival is FEMI KUTI, the undisputed inheritor of the genius of his father, Nigerian Afro-beat star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Femi Kuti marks his July return to Toronto with his new record, "Fight to Win". The disc contains Femi's distinctive version of Afro-beat, borrowing the best elements from his father's powerfully polyrhythmic prototype: a funky, jazzy, heavily percussive sound  that took James Brown's beat back to Africa. Femi adds to that  winning formula the freshness and exuberance of young Lagos and its taste for the new R&B and dance music of America and Europe.

 

 

JULY 11 – 13, 2002
WORLD’S FARE:  A FEAST OF FOOD & CULTURE

EVENT PROFILE: This summer, Harbourfront Centre introduces the year’s biggest festival: World’s Fare: A Feast of Food & Culture. This festival, which spotlights the Silk Road region among other world cultures, will see the Harbourfront Centre site expanded all along the waterfront with specially constructed stages and cultural food vendors.
  Go to my HARBOURFRONT page for all further details including artist names, dates, locations and times! 

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11
ALTO BASSO
Featuring Juicy
718 College Street (at Crawford)
(416) 534-9522
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE: Katie Burgess at Alto Basso – now every Thursday evening, accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).  An eclectic gathering of patrons at Alto Basso.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 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.

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 14
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Rohan Staton, Dafydd Hughes, David Gouveia, David French, Bryden Baird, David Hodge.

 

 

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