NEWSLETTER

Updated:  November 28, 2002

 

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!  This week’s highlights include updates on ELAINE OVERHOLT and SHARRON MCLEOD, recap on the Thelonious Monk tribute, INDIA.ARIE CONCERT, SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS CONCERT, WHEN BROTHERS SPEAK spoken word competition, WOMEN OF SPORT AWARDS, the POWW BROTHERS, DAVE HOLLISTER’S new outlook, TLC report, MIKE TYSON fights again and much, much more!

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ELAINE OVERHOLT UPDATE

More Canadians doing their thing! 
Elaine was recruited as vocal coach for the feature film "Chicago  - The Movie" which opens this Christmas.  The cast includes Renee Zellweger (Roxie Hart), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly), Richard Gere (Billy Flynn), John C. Reilly (Amos Hart), Christine Baranski (Mary Sunshine), Queen Latifah (Mama Morton), Taye Diggs (Bandleader), Lucy Liu (Go-To-Hell Kitty), Colm Feore (Martin Harrison), Mya (Mona), Dominic West (Fred Caseley), Deidre Goodwin (June), Katerina Chtchelkanova (Hunkyak), Susan Miser (Liz), Denise Faye (Annie), Chita Rivera (cameo), Sebastian La Cause, Mary Ann Lamb, Marc Calamia (Hunyak's Husband).  Set in the roaring 20's, this is the story of Chicago chorus girl Roxie Hart (Zellweger), who shoots her unfaithful lover (West). Landing in jail, she meets Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones), another chorus girl and murderess, currently enjoying media attention and legal manipulation, care of her attorney, Billy Flynn (Gere), king of the old "Razzle Dazzle." Soon enough, however, Flynn takes Roxie's case as well, and Velma finds herself old news as Roxie is now the most famous murderess in town, on her way to getting out of jail and becoming a star. The two go through a series of attempts at getting what they both want (often conflicting): freedom and fame... (Latifah plays Mama Morton, a prison matron; Baranski plays a tabloid reporter; Reilly plays Roxie's husband; Diggs plays a band leader). 

 

SHARRON MCLEOD UPDATE

 Did you know that Sharron McLeod, Toronto’s own jazz diva has been doing a jazz column on Metro Morning since this past October and has interviewed many jazz greats including Kate Hammett-Vaughn, John Pizzarelli, Bet.be and Stef, Denzal Sinclaire, Archie Alleyne?  She was also a guest on Metro Morning this past Tuesday to talk about her recent interview with TONY BENNETT!  Stay tuned for more exciting news concerning Sharron and her future activities with the CBC!   To see Sharron perform live, check out her Christmas celebration at the Rex Hotel on December 22 with Michael Stuart on saxophones, Robbie Botos on piano, Rich Brown on electric bass, and Jojo Bowden on drums.

 

RECAP

 

THELONIOUS MONK TRIBUTE FEATURING ALANA BRIDGEWATER

I had to give a special mention to
Frank Francis for his efforts in celebrating jazz in the format of the Black Underground Project that he holds on a regular basis.  This past Saturday, the mega-talented Marc Auguste, Jr. took the formidable challenge of playing the complex piano stylings of Thelonious Monk. He more than succeeded with his interpretations!  Add to that the blend of other talented musicians, Meiron Kelly, Jack Zarowski and Mark Hundevad and you’ve got a hot instrumental jazz vibe.  Add to the mix again by bringing in vocalist Alana Bridgewater and you’ve got magic.  Also featured was the film presentation: “Straight No Chaser” - A look at Thelonious Monk which gave us the history behind the man being celebrated that evening.  It was an incredible evening for all those in attendance.  Stay tuned for future jazz showcases!

 

HOT EVENTS TO CHECK OUT!

 

REMY SHAND IN CONCERT – TONIGHT - NOVEMBER 28

Shand brings his distinctive approach to soul to town.  An artist who attacks the boundaries of R&B, pop and alternative with his own timeless fusion, as undeniable as it is unconventional.  Some call his sound 'fresh,' others compare him to '70's greats Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder while still others call him the best Canadian export in years. But whatever you call Winnipeg, MB native Remy Shand there is no denying his ability to capture the power of soul in every note and leave audiences begging for more.  Shand's debut album, The Way I Feel first flew up the charts after it's release earlier this year, with singles like "Take A Message", "Rock Steady", and the title track "The Way I Feel" receiving numerous plays around North America; Shand's name quickly became synonymous with soul and talent. He recently received two honours at the 2002 Prairie Music Awards, Best Producer and Best Pop Recording.  A self-taught musician, Shand started on acoustic guitar and bass around age 12, and later picked up the keyboards and writing; "Everlasting," "Take a Message" and "Rocksteady" were among some of his first completed songs.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
REMY SHAND
Palais Royale Ballroom
1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
8:00 pm
$29.50

 

FLAVA CITY FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

You are invited to celebrate our One Year Anniversary with us!  We want to thank everyone who has supported us this past year and would like to show you our appreciation Saturday, November 30!  We will continue to provide the most talked about events for the mature, positive minded clientele who are in search for a place to call home!  What's in store?  Free admission, free beverages for the first 50 guests, free dinner giveaways, prizes and surprises!  Featuring:  The Crowd Pleaser, DJ Mark Anthony and MC BIGG KEVV.  Mature Dress Code, Mature Attitude, Mature Clientele.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
FLAVA CITY'S 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Flava City Dinner Theatre

247 Spadina Ave. 2nd Floor (south of Dundas)

Doors & Kitchen open:  10:00 pm

FREE before 12!
More info: 416-877-3882, info@flavacity.com, www.flavacity.com

 

INDIA.ARIE IN CONCERT- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2002

See related story below!  With the new single "Little Things" climbing its way up the charts, Grammy Award nominee India.Arie is getting ready to drop her new album "Voyage To India" on September 24th.   It contains a previously unreleased BONUS TRACK!  In support of her new album, this talented artist will be performing live in Toronto at Massey Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2002.  Be sure to cop the limited edition album that contains a bonus track!  Voyage to India is the follow up to India.Arie's critically acclaimed and PLATINUM + debut, Acoustic Soul. In the two years since her debut, India has grown as a person and as an artist, her music reflects that change. 'Little Things' reflects her appreciation of the 'Little Things' that matter - love, family, fans and friends.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
INDIA.ARIE
Massey Hall
8:00 pm
$39.50 - $69.50
Ticketmaster: 416-870-8000

 

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SALVATION ARMY - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Surprised?  Well, this listing is in homage to my rich Salvation Army heritage – and the concerts really are incredible – full brass band!  See more in my COMPANY BIO.  Join the 400 involved in Canada's premier Salvation Army Band with a full chorus and organ. Belt out your favourite carols and participate in the Hallelujah Chorus with the festival chorus with band and organ. There will also be a performance of the Christmas story performed by the Salvation Army through song and monologues.

 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2002
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SALVATION ARMY
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St.
7:30 pm 
$12.00 - $28.00
GET TICKETS

 

30 SOMETHING SOCIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION!  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

These Eyes Ent. & Mark Anthony invite you to experience a flamboyant affair that will truly capture your essence - Toronto's only 30 Something Social!  Celebrating among your mature, influential and sociable peers in a comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere, join us for our Christmas Edition!  Featuring Live Jazz/R&B performance by TRIFECTA along with a special celebrity guest vocalist, music by The Crowd Pleaser, DJ Mark Anthony, Hosted by MC Bigg Kevv!


SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2002

30-Something Social, 1st Saturdays "Christmas Edition"

Flava City Dinner Theatre

247 Spadina Ave. 2nd Floor (south of Dundas)

Doors/Kitchen Open: 10pm

Adv tix, $10 single, $15 couple

For more info/tickets: 416-877-3882, info@flavacity.com, www.flavacity.com

 

WHEN BROTHERS SPEAK – DECEMBER 13 AND 14

This is the 4th annual international spoken word concert, featuring NYC's Jamaal St. John and Osagyefo, DC's Komplex, New Jersey's Faraji Salim, and Toronto's own Dwayne MorganUp From The Roots is Toronto's premiere entertainment company that seeks opportunities to uplift through entertainment. By providing opportunities to participate in the community, and expressing oneself using their skills and abilities in all artistic genres, we aim to better our society through entertainment.  For all details, go to www.upfromtheroots.ca.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
WHEN BROTHERS SPEAK
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

Jane Mallet Theatre
27 Front Street (east of Yonge)
$21.00-$26.00
Purchase Tickets
Info:  (416) 822-1465

Sunday, December 15, 2002
Up From the Roots say “Thanks”. This will be a night of partying, networking, and great entertainment, inside of the Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. This show will be free for everyone who comes with their When Brothers Speak ticket stub, and $7 for those who missed the show. We will have performers from both sides of the border, as we showcase hip hop, dance, soul, and poetry as only we can. Check out www.upfromtheroots.ca for more info on confirmed artists.

 

NEW CD RELEASES

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
BUSTA RHYMES It Ain't Safe No More (J Records)
DRU HILL Dru World Order (Def Soul)
JENNIFER LOPEZ This Is Me...Then (Epic)
K-CI & JOJO Emotional (MCA)
NELLY Dilemma (CD Single) (Universal)
PAUL MCCARTNEY Back In the U.S. (Capitol)
SANTANA Fillmore Performance (Cleopatra)
SNOOP DOGG Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss (Capitol)
SUM 41 Does This Look Infected? (Island)
THE ROOTS Phrenology (MCA)
WILL SMITH Greatest Hits (Sony)

Tuesday, December 3, 2002
FUNKMASTER FLEX
TBA (Funkmaster Flex) (J Records)
MARIAH CAREY Charmbracelet (Island/Def Jam)
NEXT NEXT (J Records)

Tuesday, December 10, 2002  
2 PAC Better Dayz (Interscope) 
702 Star (Motown) 
COMMON The Electric Circus (MCA) 
QUEEN LATIFAH She's A Queen: Collection Of Hits (Motown) 
TRACY CHAPMAN Let It Rain (DVD Audio) (Elektra) 

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

 

WOMEN OF SPORT AWARDS HOSTED BY WOMEN IN NETWORKING

The Velma Rogers Graham Theatre played host to the 1st Annual Women of Sport Awards the evening of Thursday, November 21st, 2002. Women in Networking were proud to honour Canadian women and their commitment to Excellence in Sport.  Presenters of the Awards included: Angella Taylor Issajenko - ten times Canadian National Champion, Olympic Medalist, Multiple Indoor world Record Holder, and Recipient of the Order of Canada along with Nathan Downer (FLOW 93.5), Barb DiGiulio (FAN 590), Alison Korn (Olympic Athlete), Nathalie Cook (Special Olympics Canada) and Lisa Bowes (The Score Television Network).  The Women of Sport Awards were presented to outstanding nominees who have proved innovative, daring and challenged ideas while encouraging women to participate, lead and report in Sports. The winners in the ten (10) categories were as follows:

Special Sports Award of Merit - Carol Sinclair
Best Sports Executive - Stacey Allaster (Tennis Canada)
Best TV Sports Personality - Jody Vance (Rogers Sportsnet) & Lisa Bowes (The Score Television Network)
Best Radio Sports Personality - Barb DiGiulio (FAN 590)
Best Sports Writer - Alison Korn (Toronto Sun/Freelance)
Best College/University Coach - Melody Torcolacci (Queen’s University)
Best High School Coach - Lorraine Kelly (Senator O’Connor College School)
Best College Athlete (18-29 years) - Emily Richardson (Douglas College)
Best University Athlete (18-29 years) - Sommer Christie (Concordia University)
Best High School Athlete (14-19 years) - Meaghan Howat (Lawrence Park Collegiate)

www.womeninnetworking.org

 

INDIA.ARIE: FANTASTIC “VOYAGE”

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com - by Kenya Yarbrough

She topped the Grammy nominations last year as a new artist without the massive sales of many, snagging seven nods, but she left the ceremony empty handed. Still, soul songstress India.Arie was never empty-hearted. She's kept her head up and raised the bar again on soul music, heading to the studio and completing her sophomore album, “Voyage to India.”  
“I answer all disappointment and negativity with a song,” Arie said. “That's my way of releasing things, and a smile.”  The album was released in late September with a Top 10 bow. And like her debut set, the platinum-selling “Acoustic Soul,” the album has quietly moved more than 500,000 units reaching Gold certification status and is expected to exceed the sales of her first album. Meanwhile, she's maintaining a legion of loyal fans, new and old.   Arie says that she is still surprised by how much audiences really enjoy her music – which is extremely contrary to the teenybopper or bling-bling hip-hop that is terribly popular.   “I was caught way off guard,” she said of her early following. “I know that the things I talk about in my music and the gentleness of the production is not the popular thing. So to be honored [for it] was very surprising and very satisfying.”  Arie says she was hungry to get into the studio with material she'd written while on the road touring with Sade in 2001. And she considers her latest album a true representation of India.Arie and her faith. In fact, India.Arie says the key to the new album is a track called "God is Real."

Speaking of God, it turns out that Halle Berry ain’t the only one to leave out God in an award acceptance speech, EUR readers. Soul songstress India.Arie copped to her own forgetfulness when she accepted her BET Award earlier this summer.   “Somebody 2-wayed me and said, ‘You didn’t thank God.’ But God knows my heart, I sing about God in all my songs,” she said. Arie also mentioned how receiving Essence Awards and BET Awards following her Grammy upset meant much more to her, especially now that she understands a little bit more about the politics of entertainment award ceremonies.   “Now I understand what awards are and what they're not and what acceptance is and which acceptance matters and which acceptance doesn't. It’s been a journey,” she admitted.   And along the way, Arie has been acclaimed and raved about by music critics, industry-ites, and fellow artists. Sade personally asked her to join her on her tour last year, she's also been asked to do tracks with John Mellancamp and Cassandra Wilson, among others.   There is one particular collaboration, quiet as it’s kept, that Arie loves. She recently did a song with new artist DJ Rogers, Jr. for his debut CD.   “The song is called ‘Beautiful Love, Wonderful Love.” DJ Rogers and I are both Libras and we both started talking and he told me he had a song that he might get [for] Jill Scott and I said, ‘Let me hear it,’ and then I said, ‘I wanna be on it.’ So he went to the studio the next day and wrote it and cut it. I love that song. And then another Libra, Roy Hargrove, was walking down the hallway in the studio and we said, ‘Hey, come play,’ and he came in. That song was meant to happen. I love that song.”   Arie took her musical love story on the road this fall and is currently on tour in support of the new album. She performs at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles tonight. The trek ends Jan. 25 in St. Louis, MO.  
Check her website (www.indiaarie.com) to see if she’ll be stopping in a city near you.

 

UNV aka THE POWW BROTHERS BRING THE POWWER OF SOUL MUSIC WITH A POWWER MOVE

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com -
Jazzmyne PR / Mekeda / Makeda@jazzmynepr.com

R&B music is about to receive a real "powwer" boost! The return of the soul dripping, heart-tugging ballad is imminent as the "powwer" behind the love ballad has returned! The Poww Brothers, hailing from the original Motown are bringing the heat, and it's a "powwerful" thing. With Powwer Moves Records, their new label distributed by Orpheus/EMI Music, brothers J. Poww and Shawn Poww emerge as music's "powwer" duo.   As artists formerly signed to Maverick Records, UNV aka The Poww Brothers have nothing new to prove. They were Madonna's first urban act on her label, and made R&B history scorching the quiet storm format with the success of "Something's Going On," a gold selling single. Their success saw them not only touring with Madonna, but working with the likes of David Foster, Brian McKnight, Soul Shock and Karlin.   It's no question that Faithful, their new CD under the UNV / Poww Brothers moniker, will duplicate, if not succeed their initial success. Men, hold onto your ladies and ladies, hold onto your hearts because the Poww Brothers are ready to make you believe in love all over again.   Now with the release of their highly anticipated album, "Faithful." The Poww Brothers are ready to make their own noise. And the first single, "Faithful" will have even the most bitter of hearts looking for true love. With a combination of handsome good looks, a memorable melody and thoughtful lyrics, The Poww Brothers prove that what's old is new again and that every generation can relate to passion, love, and trust.   The debut single, "Faithful" harkens the era of the old-fashioned love ballad. Sincere, soothing and satisfying, "Faithful" fills you up with feel good sentiments. A future classic in the making, "Faithful" is a vivid reminder of what good music and good singing is.   "As Detroit natives," cites J. Poww, who penned most of the project, and also doubles as the CEO of the label, "we understand the power and importance of the legacy we represent. We have lived and breathed the sweet sounds of R&B right under our own roof. Our mother, her sister and four brothers all sang. So our mission to resurrect the R&B music scene is a very serious one."

The mission is evidenced in tracks like "Blown Away" and "Can't Leave." From the arrangements to the lyrics to the delivery, the titles are emotive, poignant, and irresistible. Singles like "Say You Wanna Leave" reach deep within, while "Remember How Sweet" sears. Tracks "Hotta the Body" and "Let's Get It On" pick up the pace however, incorporating hip hop flavor for club friendly, shake it fast party anthems.   "Faithful is not only our gift to the ladies, but to the fellas as well. We felt today's music was missing something. We have a history of ballads, but with Faithful, we mix it up and provide something for everyone, with the result being a range of all fill-good music. "Something's Going On" from our UNV days was just the tip of the iceberg. Now UNV -The Poww Brothers, we are ready to give it all we got," offers Shawn.   When two minds come together as one, the result can be very "powwerful." The Poww Brothers are making a "powwer" move. Get ready to receive the blow!

 

THE NEW DAVE HOLLISTER: THINGS CHANGE AS SINGER RELEASES HIS THIRD SOLO ALBUM

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com - by Renee Simms
Dave Hollister’s third album, “Things In the Game Done Changed,” may be his last as an R&B singer.  
“I really, honestly think this is my last R&B album,” he says.  The soulful balladeer is not certain what he’ll do next but he knows he’ll be doing God’s work.  “I feel like He’s got something else for me to do, some other people for me to reach. That’s all I want is His will for my life.”   Things really have changed. This is not the angry Dave Hollister with the babymama drama that we heard on “Ghetto Hymns” or “Chicago ‘85 ... The Movie.” Dave Hollister has returned with a new attitude, a new perspective, but with the same incredible voice. So what has changed in his life?   The first change was Hollister’s decision to leave his former label, DreamWorks, and to sign with Motown.   “Not trying to throw shade [at DreamWorks] but they just really don’t know what to do with black music. They know how to blow up the Papa Roaches and the Nellie Furtados and the Alien Ant Farms but they don’t know how to blow up the Dave Hollisters ...” 

At Motown, Hollister has teamed with executive Kedar Massenburg and he couldn’t be happier with this situation.   “Kedar is a person that I’ve always looked up to. He’s the reason this whole neo-soul thing is even happening right now. He had big success with D’Angelo then he went to Erykah Badu – she blew up – then India.Arie, she blew up. Everything the man touches is platinum plus."   “Now I feel that I’m in a place where somebody knows what they’re doing and knows my music and is passionate about the same thing I’m passionate about ... Hopefully, I can’t lose right now. I’m really excited because I know the man knows what he’s doing.”  

The other change in Hollister’s life is his relationship with God.   “All of my life I’ve been in the church but God really came and convicted me about some of the things I was doing and the way I was living my life ... the drugs and the women and the extra, sexual things.   “I’m really a Christian now and I’m walking right now so I can’t do what I did before.”  Passion for religion and music comes naturally to Hollister. His father was a musician. His mother is a pastor. And Hollister sings R&B like he’s singing in church. His singing conveys real emotion similar to two people that he admires – Patti Labelle and Mary J. Blige.  Hollister has toured with Labelle and Blige and he was a background singer for both women, as well. He has also done background vocals for Bruce Hornsby and he was an original member of the R&B group Blackstreet.   But despite his talent and resume, Hollister has gotten little recognition as a solo artist. He hopes this will change now that he’s at Motown. He’s surrounded himself with people he respects. Like Kedar Massenburg, like R&B singer Tank, who is his friend and a producer on “Things.” Like label-mate India.Arie.   “People don’t know how incredible Tank is. That’s my man. [And] India.Arie is a talent. She’s a blessing, she’s a gift to this industry.”   No longer angry, Hollister is happy about his life and optimistic about the future. 
“I’m so clear about my path,” he says. “I feel so much better now. I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do.”

 

TLC'S NEW ALBUM '3D' ENTERS THE CHARTS WITH A TOP TEN DEBUT

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com -
Arista Records / Laura Swanson / Laura.Swanson@bmg.com / Chris Chambers / Chris.Chambers@bmg.com

TLC -- the biggest-selling girl group of all time -- have returned triumphantly with their new album 3D, which entered the Billboard Pop and R&B/Hip-Hop charts at No. 6 and No. 4 respectively, announced Antonio "L.A." Reid, President and CEO, Arista Records.   Released November 12, the album sold over 143,000 in its first week while riding a wave of critical acclaim. Rolling Stone weighed in with a four-star review, the New York Daily News hailed it as "the group's most enjoyable and clever album" and the New York Post hands-down called it "the album of their career."   The album's first single "Girl Talk" exploded on radio last month, claiming the No. 1 most added spot on Top 40, Rhythm/Crossover, and Urban Mainstream formats. Their elaborately conceived, multi-setting video -- directed by Dave Meyers in their Atlanta hometown -- is receiving wide exposure with top rotation on MTV, VH1, BET. Reporting on a visit to the set, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said, "The whole scene speaks with command and color. Giant lettered billboards point commuters to various destinations...It looks like the Japan of movies or dreams."

The album is a tribute to the group's Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, who recorded four songs for the album before her tragic death in April of this year. TLC's two other founding members -- Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas -- have made a number of high-profile TV appearances in conjunction with the release of 3D, where they've talked candidly about how special Lisa was to their unique chemistry. T-Boz and Chilli stopped traffic in New York's Times Square when they were joined by 1,500 out-of-school fans and appeared on MTV's "TRL" debuting the new video for "Girl Talk" on the Jumbotron outside the MTV studios. The group was also profiled on "Primetime Live," "The Today Show," "CBS Early Show," "The View," "BET Tonight with Ed Gordon" and "Access Hollywood" among other programs.
 The 3D album features all the trademark TLC forthrightness they captured on their 1993 debut album Ooooh...On The TLC Tip, 1994's CrazySexyCool and 1999's FanMail. The track "Quickie," for example, directly addresses men and their sexuality. "Men talk about women in relationships all the time and they don't get any flack for it," Chilli told the New York Daily News. "We're just coming from a women's point of view...we were always fun, exciting, experimental." T-Boz told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the song "Hands" is based on a real incident in the past, where she saw a boyfriend dancing with another woman. "I was like, 'Oh no the hell he ain't.' See, these TLC songs are for real!"   

But for T-Boz and Chilli, the success is bittersweet. In an Associated Press interview, Chilli recently said, "Right now, we're just handling one thing at a time ... It's a very emotional point in time in our lives."   For further information please visit our website at www.arista.com

 

TIDBITS

 

LIQUIDSOULRADIO.COM JOINS UP WITH THE FLOW SATELLITE CHANNEL
 
Internet radio company LiquidSoulRadio.com has joined with XM Satellite channel "The Flow" for a syndication radio program hosted by popular Chicago DJ Vince Adams.   
The 4-hour program explores neo-soul and conscious hip-hop artists and culture.   "The Flow" program director Traci LaTrelle said in a statement that, "We had been looking to diversity in the programming of our channel and wanted to see if LiquidSoulRadio.com had the ability to transform that same creativity displayed via their Internet broadcast, into a syndicated show." So LiquidSoulRadio.com came up with the concept for the show and shot XM Radio a 2-hour pilot. As the say, the rest is history. 

 

IT’S SHOWTIME AGAIN FOR IRON MIKE: BOXER WILL FIGHT ‘THE BLACK RHINO “

On February 22, 2003, Mike Tyson will fight for the first time since losing to heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis this June.  
Tyson will fight Clifford “The Black Rhino” Etienne in a Showtime Championship Boxing Special.   Etienne is International Boxing Association (IBA) Heavyweight Champion and the No. 5 contender in the World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is from Baton Rouge, La. and has 24 wins, 1 loss and 17 knockouts.   Tyson has 19 wins, 4 losses, and 43 knockouts.

 

WEEKEND EVENTS
NOVEMBER 21 - 24, 2002

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
REMY SHAND
Palais Royale Ballroom
1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
8:00 pm
$29.50

EVENT PROFILE: Shand brings his distinctive approach to soul to town.  An artist who attacks the boundaries of R&B, pop and alternative with his own timeless fusion, as undeniable as it is unconventional.  Some call his sound 'fresh,' others compare him to '70's greats Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder while still others call him the best Canadian export in years. But whatever you call Winnipeg, MB native Remy Shand there is no denying his ability to capture the power of soul in every note and leave audiences begging for more.  Shand's debut album, The Way I Feel first flew up the charts after it's release earlier this year, with singles like "Take A Message", "Rock Steady", and the title track "The Way I Feel" receiving numerous plays around North America; Shand's name quickly became synonymous with soul and talent. He recently received two honours at the 2002 Prairie Music Awards, Best Producer and Best Pop Recording.  A self-taught musician, Shand started on acoustic guitar and bass around age 12, and later picked up the keyboards and writing; "Everlasting," "Take a Message" and "Rocksteady" were among some of his first completed songs.

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
FLAVA CITY'S 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Flava City Dinner Theatre

247 Spadina Ave. 2nd Floor (south of Dundas)

Doors & Kitchen open:  10:00 pm

FREE before 12!
More info: 416-877-3882, info@flavacity.com, www.flavacity.com

EVENT PROFILE: You are invited to celebrate our One Year Anniversary with us!  We want to thank everyone who has supported us this past year and would like to show you our appreciation Saturday, November 30!  We will continue to provide the most talked about events for the mature, positive minded clientele who are in search for a place to call home!  What's in store?  Free admission, free beverages for the first 50 guests, free dinner giveaways, prizes and surprises!  Featuring:  The Crowd Pleaser, DJ Mark Anthony and MC BIGG KEVV.  Mature Dress Code, Mature Attitude, Mature Clientele.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
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
DECEMBER 2 - 8, 2002

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
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, DECEMBER 3
JAZZ TUESDAYS AT MUSE
Muse Bistro
369 King Street W.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

EVENT PROFILE
: The ever-popular and hip Muse Bistro is beginning a new jazz night after work on Tuesdays!  Every Tuesday evening, join us at Muse between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm for some of the finest jazz Toronto has to offer.  It’s going to be a very cool vibe and remember that Muse has some of the best food in town!  Join us in filling this night with smiling faces and wonderful music.

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
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, DECEMBER 6
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

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
INDIA.ARIE
Massey Hall
8:00 pm
$39.50 - $69.50
Ticketmaster: 416-870-8000

EVENT PROFILE: With the new single "Little Things" climbing its way up the charts, Grammy Award nominee India.Arie is getting ready to drop her new album "Voyage To India" on September 24th.   It contains a previously unreleased BONUS TRACK!  In support of her new album, this talented artist will be performing live in Toronto at Massey Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2002.  Be sure to cop the limited edition album that contains a bonus track!  Voyage to India is the follow up to India.Arie's critically acclaimed and PLATINUM + debut, Acoustic Soul. In the two years since her debut, India has grown as a person and as an artist, her music reflects that change. 'Little Things' reflects her appreciation of the 'Little Things' that matter - love, family, fans and friends.

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2002
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St.
7:30 pm 
$12.00 - $28.00
GET TICKETS

EVENT PROFILE: Celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army. Surprised?  Well, this listing is in homage to my rich Salvation Army heritage – and the concerts really are incredible – full brass band!  See more in my COMPANY BIO.  Join the 400 involved in Canada's premier Salvation Army Band with a full chorus and organ. Belt out your favourite carols and participate in the Hallelujah Chorus with the festival chorus with band and organ. There will also be a performance of the Christmas story performed by the Salvation Army through song and monologues.

 

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2002

30-Something Social, 1st Saturdays "Christmas Edition"

Flava City Dinner Theatre

247 Spadina Ave. 2nd Floor (south of Dundas)

Doors/Kitchen Open: 10pm

Adv tix, $10 single, $15 couple

For more info/tickets: 416-877-3882, info@flavacity.com, www.flavacity.com

EVENT PROFILE: These Eyes Ent. & Mark Anthony invite you to experience a flamboyant affair that will truly capture your essence - Toronto's only 30 Something Social!  Celebrating among your mature, influential and sociable peers in a comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere, join us for our Christmas Edition!  Featuring Live Jazz/R&B performance by TRIFECTA along with a special celebrity guest vocalist, music by The Crowd Pleaser, DJ Mark Anthony, Hosted by MC Bigg Kevv!

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
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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