Monday, January 30, 2012
Back by popular demand, the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF) presents a special re-staging of Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black for Black History Month. Thanks to our sponsor, TD Bank Group.
Sunday, February 5, 2012 @ 3:00pm
Admission: $40 in advance/$50 at the door
Location: Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Rd at Bloor Street, Toronto, ON
To purchase tickets call 416-924-6211 ext. 0 or http://www.algreentheatre.ca/
Come celebrate Trinidad and Tobago's 50th Anniversary of Independence with this musical extravaganza produced by the award-winning Pan Fantasy. The steelband will kick off the celebrations with a medley of classic calypsos that span generations, all the way to contemporary numbers, featuring a special homage to the mighty Mighty Sparrow!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
3:30PM – 5:00PM
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Part of the Kuumba Festival
Visit http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com for a full list of events
Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival Gala Brunch & Premiere of Better Mus' Come @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 4th & Sun Feb 5th!
CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival (CTYFF) and TIFF join forces to celebrate Black History Month, with a presentation of Storm Saulter's award-winning film Better Mus' Come, a part of a special TIFF screening series entitled "Music, Magic, Clash: New Voices in the African Diaspora".
A fundraising Gala Caribbean Brunch at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Saturday, February 4 at noon) will recognize the 50th Independence Anniversaries of Jamaica and Trinidad, including the Canadian premiere of Better Mus’ Come, hosted by Cameron Bailey.
On February 5 at 3.45pm, Bailey will host a Youth and Community screening of Better Mus’ Come.
Set within the politically turbulent turf wars of 1970’s Kingston, Jamaica, Saulter’s film tells the story of the Green Bay Massacre, a landmark in Jamaica's political history, and a young gang leader who must choose between fighting for his tribe and making a better life for his five-year old son. Hailed as "heralding a new era in Jamaican filmmaking", Better Mus’ Come is currently on a successful festival tour and most recently won the Audience Award at the highly regarded Bahamas International Film Festival.
“We are excited to work with TIFF to grow and diversify Canadian audiences and help bring great Caribbean and Diaspora films to the world stage” says Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales.
Solomon says Better Mus’ Come is important because it represents a contemporary take on the region's historical reality. ”Young people need to know where they come from in order to step forward with confidence and pride. Better Mus’ Come is a fresh dynamic approach to the past that enhances our critical perspective on Canada’s children of the African Diaspora.”
Tickets are available at tiff.net and CaribbeanTales-events.com.
Proudly supported by Manifesto and Manifesto Jamaica!
Tickets: Brunch & Screening, $50.00, Screening only Feb 4th or 5th - $12.00
Official movie website: www.bettermuscome.com
For clip visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojESbV_okhA&feature=player_embedded
“Ravi Coltrane has established himself as one of the premier saxophonists of the post-bop era. Playing tenor and soprano like his father, John Coltrane, and assimilating his sound along with virtually every other contemporary jazz saxophonist, Ravi nevertheless has etched his own distinctive voice in both tone and temperament, and at age 45 stands highly regarded in his own right.” (CityPages) Juno Award winner Christine Jensen “evok[es] the lean, cerebral drive of Miles Davis’s classic late-sixties quintet.” (The Globe and Mail)
Please join us in the lobby after the concert for a Postlude Performance by the Alex Fournier Quartet.
Location: Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performing Arts, 273 Bloor Street West
Tickets: Start at $39
For tickets and more info visit: http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/ravi-coltrane-quintet-and-christine-jensen-quartet-featuring-ingrid-jensen
Celebration of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Through Reggae w/Clive Chin @ Lakeside Terrace, York Quay Ctr, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 4th!
To commemorate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence, Music Producer, Clive Chin, presents an exclusive DJ workshop on the history of Jamaican music as seen through his eyes.
Chin is a Chinese-Jamaican record producer whose credits include recordings by Dennis Brown, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Augustus Pablo, Peter Tosh, Jackie Mittoo, The Wailers and Black Uhuru, among many others.
Moderated by Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, Saturdays at 5 pm on CBC Radio One 99.1 FM.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:00PM – 9:30PM
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Part of the Kuumba Festival
For more events visit: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com
For info on Clive Chin visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clive-Chin/106221366074810
Team USA challenges Team Canada to a side-splitting duel of jokes. The event sees comics from each country squaring off in a serious game of humour. Featuring Jay Martin, Sheldon Johnson, Trixx and Zack Johnson!
Saturday, February 4, 2012
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Part of the Kuumba Festival Events
For more events and times Visit: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com
UPDATE: NOTE FROM DR. JAY - 02/02/12 - 10:25am -
Please stop calling the outlets. Tickets are completely SOLD OUT for DCAL!
People may go on Facebook or other sites offering to sell you tickets. Be careful. I have seen way too many patrons get turned away at the door because they bought a fake ticket. There are some unscrupulous people out there. Just a warning...
Looking for something else to do on Saturday? How about a FREE family event with Dr Jay?
SOCA ON ICE is back this Saturday from 8-11p at Habourfront. There will be FREE skate rentals, FREE hot chocolate, and FREE admission. Yes, I'll be DJ'ing there while you "ice wine" lol. See details here:
Since DCAL is completely SOLD OUT, here's some RETURN FETE information. Saturday March 3rd at Koolhaus, get ready TRINIDAD CARNIVAL'S HOTTEST SOCA ARTISTS coming to Toronto for the 1st big fete right after Carnival. Want a hint as to who is coming? Sing "Oh bacchanal!"
Saturday February 4th 2012
DCAL XVII - 17th Annual Doh Cry Ah Leavin'
the only fete to be sold out 16 years in a row!
at Koolhaus - 132 Queens Quay E. (at Jarvis, Downtown Toronto)
Whether you are fortunate enough to be going to T&T for Carnival or not, you cannot miss this fete.
The most significant event in Toronto's fete calendar returns for the 17th consecutive year.
DCAL is the ONLY FETE to be SOLD OUT every year since it's inception.
We do not hold tickets back to sell at a higher price at the door.
Once the advance tickets are done, we are at capacity.
Don't wait till last minute and regret it later.
This is a Toronto tradition.
This is DCAL!
Tickets are $30 (plus outlet's service charge) and available at all authorized outlets listed below:
~~ DOWNTOWN/CENTRAL ~~
PLAY DE RECORD - 357 Yonge St. Downtown, Toronto 416 586 0380
iTALIB (KOS) 416 245 6411 ext. 5
MARXMAN (KOS) 416 245 6411 ext. 3
KEVIN SEEP (KOS) 647 282 3307 or pin 27F27A26
~~ WEST ~~
CHARLIE'S FOOD MART - 3057 Hurontario St. Mississauga 905 896 3663
THE SPOT - Square One Shopping Mall, Lower Level, Mississauga 905 306 7768
DRUPATIS ROTI & DOUBLES - 975 Albion Rd. Etobicoke 416 745 4189
ISLAND MIX 2 RESTAURANT - 3175 Rutherford Rd., across from Vaughn Mills Mall 905 761 6649
DJ 2TOUCH (KOS) - Brampton 416 245 6411 ext. 2 or pin 27FDE85D
DIRTY DEZ (KOS) - Etobicoke 416 245 6411 ext. 7
VIC (KOS) - Rexdale 416 557 8229 or pin 27F88B55
~~ EAST ~~
SUNSHINE SOUND & LIGHTING (SOLD OUT)
MONA'S ROTI - 4810 Sheppard Ave E. Scarborough 416 412 1200
DRUPATIS EAST - 1085 Bellamy Rd., Scarborough 416 289 9988
ISLAND MIX RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - 1050 Brock Rd. Pickering 905 831 1649
MODERN EDGE HAIR DESIGN - 11 Harwood Ave. S. Ajax 905 426 6894
A KUT ABOVE - 201 Williamson Dr. W. Ajax - ask for Jeff 416 839 1489
TRIUMPH PROMOTIONS - ask for Troy 416 566 3232
JUNYA MENACE (KOS) 416 816 9411 or pin 272B81D6
EMAN (KOS) 416 245 6411 ext. 1
~~ ONLINE ~~
www.ticketgateway.com (SOLD OUT)
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This event is 19+ // ID required // Dress To Fete
The 90's House Music Tribute Party featuring Michael Watford Live @ Revival, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 4th!
United Soul proudly presents
✦✦The 90's House Music Tribute Party✦✦
A tribute party dedicated to the HOUSE MUSIC that was played by our local hero's
in Toronto from 1990 to 1999.
featuring HOUSE MUSIC LEGEND:
✦MICHAEL WATFORD Live✦ (New Jersey)
Holdin' On, Michael's Prayer, Happy Man, So Into You...
alongside Toronto DJs:
✦Dino & Terry (Kola)
✦J.M.K. (Family Tree)
✦Tyrone (PTS, The Oz)
✦Jason Palma (Oxford St.)
✦Kevin Williams (Go Gos, Kat Club)
✦Groove Institute (Solid Garage Toronto)
Hosted by Pedro Mondesir & Yogi alongside
Special Guest Hosts: Randy & Bear (215 Victoria St, 360 Adelaide St. W., 15R Polson -G2NeT)
Admission: $15 Adv. (Online Only), $15 b4 11PM w/RSVP, More @ Door
Location: Revival, 763 College Street, Toronto, ON
RSVP / Info: email@example.com
Join Dr. Jay De Soca Prince on The Natrel® Rink for a special Kuumba presented by TD edition of our wildly popular DJ Skate Night.
Dwight Drummond, co-host of CBC News Toronto, weekdays at 5pm on CBC Television, will be on-site to skate with his family during the DJ Skate Night hosted by Dr. Jay.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:00PM – 11:00PM
The Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Admission is Free
Part of the Kuumba Festival
For a full listing of events and times visit: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculture/djskating.cfm for the complete DJ Skate Night schedule.
Join Harbourfront Centre for an exploration of African roots through a 21st-century perspective. This year’s festival also highlights the incredible role women have played in shaping the history of black culture and pushing it to new frontiers.
With artist showcases, round table discussions, storytelling, fashion, music, dance and children’s programmes, Kuumba presented by TD has something for everyone.
This event is part of TD's Then and Now series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada's prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and international artists. Visit td.com/thenandnow for more information.
Note: Most events are free
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON
For the full list of events and times visit: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/kuumba/events.cfm?festival_id=99&ref=fp
COBA: Collective of Black Artists - Les Rythmes de la Forêt @ Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 3rd - Sun Feb 5th!
Les Rythmes de la Forêt is a suite of dances and rhythms from the Sene-Gambia region. These dances and rhythms represent social and ritual events including rites of passage, initiations, harvest, and moments of pure joy and celebration.
This piece brings together traditional works from co-artistic directors Charmaine Headley and BaKari E. Lindsay, alongside guest choreographers Lindsay Faye Johnson and Sister Robin Hibbert. The traditional dance forms from Guinea and Senegal will move you through an incredible and vibrant experience of folklore and storytelling.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Tickets: $22-30, Students - $15-25
Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West
Friday, February 4th
Joebell and America @ 6:30pm
Based on the true story by Earl Lovelac, Joebell and America tells the story of Joebell, a gambler, who concocts a risky plan to escape to the promise and fantasy of America. Prepared to leave everything behind, including his newly-found romance with the village beauty, Joebell sets out for his final destination, with each step of his journey uncovering him to himself and revealing the island he had never really seen. The film received the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the Women’s International Film Festival.
Directed by Asha Lovelace.
Devotion @ 9:30p
Alice, a bi-racial 11-year-old girl, has recently lost her mother in a car accident due to her father’s drunk driving. As father and daughter begin a new life, Alice is haunted by nightmares and memories of her mother’s death and the new woman in her father’s life. Alice’s identification with her mother (who was white) and reluctant forgiveness of her father (who is black) forms the heart of this coming of age story. The film received the Best Feature Award at San Francisco Urban Kidz Film Festival, the Star! Audience Choice Award at the ReelWorld Film Festival and the 1st Annual Tony Stoltz Completion Fund Award.
Directed by Dawn Wilkinson.
Saturday, February 4th @ 1:30p
Join us for a series of short films celebrating the richness of Jamaican and Trinidadian cinema.
The following short films will be featured:
Caribbean Skin, African Identity
The documentary examines the concept of African identity as it has evolved over the generations in Trinidad & Tobago. The director explores her own identity using the Emancipation Day parade and its rituals as a starting point for her journey. Interviews with African-Caribbean and scholars define and explain some of the complexities of race in this society. Directed by Mandisa Patin.
No one gives directions like a Trinidadian. Ask a Trini how to get to a certain place and if he doesn’t know the way, instead of admitting his ignorance, he’ll send you on a roundabout route guaranteed to get you hopelessly lost. In this short dramatization of that endearing and frustrating phenomenon, a number of persons are asked to give directions to a well-known Port of Spain landmark, with unsurprisingly hilarious results. The film received the People’s Choice Award at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Directed by Renee Pollonais.
A young Jamaican footballer, from the ghetto of Kingston, is refused a visa to take up a scholarship at a university in the US. Dramatic events and coincidences conspire to take the story to an alternate conclusion. Directed by Christopher Browne.
A short documentary that explores land rights issues. The film follows a riveting and unusual story about the character Jimmy, a squatter who has built his own house out of salvaged materials on prime Jamaican real estate. The film received the Outstanding Documentary from the Caribbean Award by the Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jamerican Film & Music Festival; it was screened at TIFF, it was also chosen by UNESCO to be a part of an international selection of films from around the world for the new Radio-Television Afghanistan. Directed by Mary Wells.
Lying Lips, directed by Oscar Micheaux in partnership with COMMFFEST
Saturday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m. (Studio Theatre)
Lying Lips is a 1939 drama starring Edna Mae Harris and Robert Earl Jones (the father of James Earl Jones) that follows a nightclub singer who refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, doesn't believe she did it and sets out to prove her innocence.
Finder of Lost Children, directed by Ricardo Scipio (Trinidad & Tobago)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. (Studio Theatre)
Finder of Lost Children is the story of two half-sisters that meet for the first time after the funeral of the father neither one of them knew. These reluctant siblings make a road trip to deal with their father’s meager possessions and discover the existence of several other lost brothers and sisters who are unaware of their father’s passing. The film was screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and at CaribbeanTales Film Festival.
Location: York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Part of the Kuumba Festival
Visit: http://www.harbourfrontcenter.com for a full list of events
BETTER MUS' COME Art Gallery Show hosted by Roots Canada
Please join Roots Canada in celebrating Jamaican award winning film BETTER
MUS' COME, with Director Storm Saulter alongside Lead Actor Sheldon
Mr. Saulter will present exclusive artwork and inspiration from the movie.
This is a free event, refreshments and appetizers will be served. *
Friday, February 3rd
100 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON
5PM - 8PM
Watch the trailer for Better Mus' Come here
Or come to a screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox only on Feb 4th and 5th. Get
$12 tickets here http://caribbeantales-events.com/
Find the event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/260032564066398/
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 09:00 PM
Tickets: $43.16 - $65.76
Location: The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON
Toronto, The Redemption you’ve been waiting for has returns Friday February 3rd, we celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday at the 55th edition of Redemption. Ladies, this is also the Lovers Rock Edition so remember your favourite reggae love song and come enjoy a night with old friends and family.
This Redemption will have all the elements and vibe of all previous 54 editions of Redemption.
Redemption, Fri Feb 3rd, the ultimate reggae experience. Brought to you by The Redemption Family inside of the Sound Academy located at 11 Polson Street, your premier concert venue.
Remember to get your special VIP tickets. Your VIP tickets gets you; separate entrance, separate bar and a completely SMOKE FREE environment.
COME CELEBRATE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF ALL TIME, IN CANADA, REDEMPTION
Music by: Starting from Scratch, Mr Presto & D'Bandit
Location: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON
FRIDAY FEBUARY 3rd is the 55th Edition of REDEMPTION, inside Sound Academy, with Lots of Surprise Guests which we will announce as time gets closer to the event. However please keep in mind with every announcement means the increase of the ticket price. So if in "Redemption You Trust" GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Get tickets online at http://www.dbandit.com or visit these outlets:
Redemption is the Ultimate Reggae Experience
Play De Record - downtown (south central) 416-586-0380
Nappy's - markham (north east) 905-948-0884
Broadway Fashions - scarborough (east) 416-283-6999
Mona's Roti - scarborough (east) 416-412-1200
Broadway Fashions - scarb town centre(east) 416-283-6999
Nicey's - scarborough/north york 416-497-9717
Kut Above ajax - 416-839-1489
Essense Barber Shop - ajax 905-428-3264
Lloyd 1hr Photo- (etobicoke) 416-749-0433
Charlie's - mississauga SQ 1 (west) 905-896-3663
Broadway Fashions - mississauga SQ 1 (west) 905-848-4823
Nicey's - brampton 905-450-6045
You are cordially invited to
First Fridays, Black History Month Edition at
Lambadina Lounge, 875 Bloor St. W.
(East of Ossington), Toronto, ON
Friday, February 3rd
Rita and Bob Marley’s granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast - RasTa at the ROM - the story of her epic journey
Frances Anne Solomon - Founder, Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival & Storm Saulter - Director, Better Mus Come
Black History Month Legacy Poster Creator & Artist Robert Small
Fertility Specialist Dr. Marjorie Dixon, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG
Rhoma Spencer - Obeah Opera
Machete Joe Film Maker Howard Green
Doreen Alexander - President, Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario
Victor Beausoleil, Ward 17 TDSB Trustee Election Candidate
Itah Sadu - Jamaica Patty Day
Marlene McKintosh, Executive Director - UrbanArts Community Arts Council
Paying Tribute to the Past - Angelita Elliott - IAAIM
& more...followed by the Mix N Mingle
Admission is $15 before 7:30pm, $20 after ($5 off for Students)
**Free Admission for the first 10 people to attend with a Western Union Transaction Receipt from within the week**
FRIDAY FEB.3RD 2012
Reggaesutra @ Empire Lounge 50 Cumberland St., Toronto, OB
$10 B4 midnight on
Please send a list of old school reggae songs from the 90s to mid 2000s
that you would like to hear and Flash Gordon and Glen C will make sure to
play them for you!
If you missed the Anniversary Party in December then you don't want to
miss this one.
For booths or bottle service please get in touch ASAP! Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-45-Sutra
To RSVP visit: http://www.djglenc.com/rsvp.html
Honey Jam Then & Now Reunion Concert @ The Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 3rd!
HONEY JAM THEN & NOW REUNION CONCERT
FRIDAY, FEB 3 - BRIGANTINE ROOM, HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Honey Jam: Then & Now is a reunion concert and photo exhibit showcasing iconic images from the past 16 years of Honey Jam, the longest-running talent showcase in Canada. Honey Jam is a multicultural developmental initiative providing networking, educational and performance opportunities for female artists in all musical genres.
Hosted by Michie Mee, Honey Jam: Then & Now will feature Honey Jam alumni paying tribute through song to inspiring iconic black female artists, paying homage to black music and its influence across all cultures around the world. An accompanying slide show will feature photos, press clippings, flyers, ticket stubs and other memorabilia as well as some video highlights from 1995 to present. Featured artists include Jully Black, Jemeni, Belinda Brady, Kellylee Evans, Kim Davis, True, Motion, Eternia, Natasha Waterman, Saidah Baba Talibah, Courtney Taylor and more!
Music by DJ MelBoogie.
Check out photos and bios of the lineup on our FaceBook Page.
It's going to be a great night of live performances in a variety of genres and sweet memories of iconic songs and Honey Jam experiences. Please join us for this memorable evening.
Tickets are only $10 and available in advance from Harbourfront Centre or at the door. Half of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Toronto's programs for women and girls. To purchase advance tickets please go to Harbourfront website for details - see link: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/WhatsOn/Music.cfm?id=3551
Sponsored by TD, this event is part of the KUUMBA event series. This year’s festival also highlights the incredible role women have played in shaping the history of black culture and pushing it to new frontiers.
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON
For more info contact email@example.com
Manifesto will present a talk-back session and short film screening at 37 Bulwer with Jamaican film director Storm Saulter.
Manifesto, in association with Caribbean Tales Film Festival and Manifesto Jamaica will present a talk-back session and short film screening with Jamaican film director Storm Saulter, Director of the critically acclaimed film Better Mus' Come which will be making it's Canadian debut at the tiff Bell Lightbox as part of a fundraiser for Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival (see previous http://themanifesto.ca/better-mus-come-canadian-premiere-screenings-at-tiff-bell-lightbox/).
Storm will screen two shorts from his New Caribbean Cinema collective (http://newcaribbeancinema.com) as part of the talk at Manifesto, as well as speaking to the process that went in to filming Better Mus' Come with the lead male actor Sheldon Shepherd, a spoken word artist and member of "No-Maddz" (http://nomaddzja.com) collective, a Jamaican dub poetry collective who fuse the art form with various music genres.
Thursday, February 2
37 Bulwer Street
Cost: Pay What You Can
RSVP Necessary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The acclaimed film, Better Mus' Come will be making its Canadian premiere with two screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on February 4 and 5 as part of the Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival. Tickets are available at tiff.net and CaribbeanTales-events.com
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Live @ The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 2nd - Sun Feb 4th!
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER, heralded as America's Cultural Ambassador to the World, comes to the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts in February 2012, under the dynamic leadership of new Artistic Director Robert Battle, and with programming that embraces the Ailey tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions.
February 2 & 3, 4 @ 8pm and Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 2pm
Tickets as low as $28
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON
Call 1-855-872-7669, or go online to www.sonycentre.ca to purchase your tickets. Get a 20% discount when you use the code SING.
Watch a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSF2P4gnPig&feature=player_profilepage
Monday, January 23, 2012
2nd Annual David Soulfingaz Williams Tribute/ Scholarship Fundraiser @ Joe Mama's, Toronto, ON - Mon Jan 30th!
Please Join us for the 2nd Annual David Soulfingaz Williams Tribute - Fundraiser and Scholarship
We are $2000.00 away from establishing a Scholarship in the name of Soulfingaz
This event should seal the deal.
Come out and support.
Location: Joe Mamas, 317 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J5
Update: 01/27/12 - from Jojo Bowden
We have raised $7600.00 so far but I have just been informed by the college that the Federal Government is cancelling the "matching program" (we raise $10,000 and the goverment matches it) as of March 31/2012.
We have worked to hard to have this opportunity taken away from us.
Let's raise the remainder of the $10,000.00 ($2400) to get this scholarship underway and to take advantage of... the matching program while it exists.
Dave deserves this.
My heart-felt thank you goes out to Cindy Wilson who with the help of THE A TEAM, has raised $3000.00 to top up the $4600.00 that you have donated so far. And to Rich Brown and Rinse who have also contributed greatly to this Scholarship.
Let's finish this on Monday @ Joe Mamas
Alana Bridgewater & Mike Ferfolia
w/Tribute Band and Carl Allen
With Special Guests
Gary Lee Hill
and many more to be announced
Wear your T-Shirts or buy one at the show.
For more info:
email email@example.com ,
or call Jojo 416 570 3187
Hosted by Kenny Robinson
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
224 Richmond St west
Call 416-967-6425 for reservations
Our lines are staffed:
Tuesdays 10 am - 6 pm
Wed & Thu 10 am - 8 pm
Fri & Sat 10 am - 10pm
Note: uncensored show/acts subject to change
Visit: http://www.yukyuks.com to reserve on line and for more info
LIVE NATION PRESENTS
SPECIAL GUESTS ZION-I, NEW KINGSTON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2012 DOORS AT 8PM
Location: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON
THIS IS AN ALL AGES/ LICENSED EVENT
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $21.50 (+S.C.)
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETWEB
For more info visit http://www.sound-academy.com
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH
R&B in The City
WAYNE CHUNG’S BIRTHDAY BASH
6 Degrees Venue
2335 Yonge Street (just north of Eglinton)
Max B, Phatkat,Tucan
Andy C, Damon B, Anita, Supa, Rico, Randi,
Pre-Eminent Ent., Norman, Michael
RSVP guest list available
$10 b4 11:30
$15 b4 midnight
To RSVP: Text or call Wayne Chung at 416 528 6257 for guest list
GUARANTEED TO BE SOLD OUT!
JUS BLAIZE BIRTHDAY BASH
The EVENT You Look Forward To
The Last Weekend In January
SATURDAY JANUARY 28th, 2012
You Are Most Welcome To Join In On The Celebration & Celebrate With Us
Contact Me via Txt/Call: 416.451.6016 or Email: Events@JusBlaize.com
Book Your Reservations For VIP BOOTHS / BOTTLE SERVICE NOW!!!
JUS BLAIZE & FRIENDS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS:
Rachel ~|~ Irene ~|~ Daren ~|~ Chris ~|~ Lady Blue ~|~ Jen ~|~ Gary ~|~ Selena ~|~ Tara ~|~ Anna Lisa
THIS IS NOT A PARTY...IT'S AN EVENT!!!!
***SEXY STYLE CODE IN FULL EFFECT***
GUYZ wearing Jeans MUST dress it up w/ a BLAZER and or a DRESS SHIRT.
LADIES AS USUAL COME SEXIFIED!!!
ABSOLUTELY NO BALL CAPS OR ATHLETIC WEAR…STRICTLY SEXY ATTIRE REQUIRED
You will be musically entertained by Toronto’s Finest…
****Old School ~|~ RnB ~|~ Soca ~|~ Reggae/Lovers Rock ~|~ Classic House ~|~ Latin Vybez****
Canada’s #1 CHIEF ROCKA (Hot Pursuit / Celebrate / RDB)
from G98.7fm / RDB / Wednesday on the Roof
from Carnival Nationz / Redemption / Musicology
KID KUT - The Voice Of The Vibe
BASSLINE - of D'Enforcas
Canada's Fastest Rising Comedians - JAY MARTIN
Toronto's Voice - TRE
Location: The Vue, 195 Galaxy Blvd, Toronto, ON
For VIP BOOTHS / BOTTLE SERVICE ~|~ BIRTHDAY or GROUP BOOKINGS ~|~ PROMO CD'S Contact:
416-451-6016 ~|~ Events@JusBlaize.com
ALL OUTLETS HAVE BEEN RESTOCKED...
Last Batch Of $20 Advance Tickets
Purchase On-line Tickets via PAYPAL
Jus Blaize (Scarb / Pickering / Ajax) - 416.451.6016
Mona's Roti - 416.412.1200
Drupati's (Bellamy) - 416.289.9988
Broadway Fashions (STC) - 416.296.0609
Shine Salon & Barber -905.709.3031
Broadway Fashions (Sq. 1) - 905.848.4823
Tre - 416.616.0765
DOWNTOWN ~|~ CENTRAL
Play De Record -416.586.0380
Drupati`s (Rexdale) 416.745.4189
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FASHION FRIDAY'S PROUDLY PERSENTS THE RATED R BIRTHDAY BASH OF DJ WAYNE CELEBRATING WITH ALL capricorns
FRIDAY JAN 27TH 2012 REMY'S LOUNGE @ 115 YORKVILLE AVE, DOWNTOWN, TORONTO, ON
HOSTED BY MARK STRONG FROM THE RADIO G98.7 FM
CO HOSTED BY LEON JONES, GLEN C, & STAR B.
$10 B4 11:30
MUSIC BY DJ WAYNE, JC FROM SUNSHINE SOUND CREW
TONY CRUZ & DJ NITERIDER from 105.5 FM
FOR BOOKING A BOOTH EMAIL DJWAYNETHEONE@HOTMAIL.COM
Thursday January 26 , 2012
Join us at Irie-Okee Thursday's 9pm - 2am
Best Jam in Toronto - last one at this Location
Hosted by Carl Lyte
Birthday Celebrations Welcome
Drinks Specials and Giveaways
709 Queen St. E @ Broadview, Toronto, ON
Info : firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the word !!!! Spread the word !!!! Spread the word !!!!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Legendary Singer, Etta James, who was known for her sultry and powerful voice, died earlier today in California after recently being diagnosed with terminal leukemia. James passed away just days short of her 74th birthday which would have been on January 25th.
Born Jamesetta Hawkins, in Los Angeles, CA, James did not know her father although it was rumoured that he was a Professional Billiards Player named Rudolf Wanderone, Jr. better known as Minnesota Fats. According to her autobiography, he didn't confirm or deny it when they met later years. Her mother, who was about 14 years old when she gave birth to Etta, was reportedly a substance abuser and spent little time raising her. As a result, James was raised by the people who owned the rooming house where her mother once lived. Eventually, she moved with her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, to the San Francisco area where she developed a love for doo wop music and formed a girl group.
She got her start in the industry in the mid 1950's at the age of 15 after meeting Bandleader Johnny Otis, a pioneer in the music industry. Otis, who is responsible for discovering many talented singers including Jackie Wilson and Hank Ballard, reportedly gave her the stage name "Etta James" and later took her on tour.
James began singing gospel in her church choir at the age of five later becoming an R&B/Doo Wop singer. But, as her voice changed through the course of her 6 decades in the music industry, her sound crossed over into jazz, soul, rock, pop and funk. In 1959, James signed to a Chicago label called Chess Records and was their first soul singer.
With hits in the 1950's and 60's like "Sunday Kind of Love," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," and one of her most popular tunes, "At Last," James won numerous awards including six Grammy Awards, 17 Blues Music Awards, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. Singer, Beyonce, portrayed James in the 2008 film, Cadillac Records.
James battled through various addictions and illnesses during her career including Alzeheimer's, and in 2011 her health took a turn as she was diagnosed with leukemia.
James' Mother, Dorothy, died in 2002. Sadly, this past Tuesday, Johnny Otis also passed away in California at the age of 90.
James is survived by her husband, Artis Mills, two sons in their 40s, Donto and Sametto, who played in her band, and several grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not be released as yet.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Caroline, an African American maid to a Southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother. A Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Obie award-wining musical—and the only musical of the 21st century on New York Magazine’s shortlist for “The Greatest Musical of All-Time”—Caroline, or Change mixes fact and fantasy, symbolism and reality, plus a wide palette of musical styles to tell the story of ordinary people facing extraordinary change.
Produced in association with Obsidian Theatre Company
Location: Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St.
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2W3
For tickets and showtimes visit:
Sunday, January 15, 2012
iLIKE - The DJ Jason Chambers
The Ultimate Capricorn & Aquarius Birthday Celebration
SATURDAY JANUARY 21st 2012
Music by The Birthday Boy Himself:
DJ JASON CHAMBERS
The Underground Legend ~ G98.7fm - The Git Down
[Amnesia | I-Like | Re-connect | ICON]
Canada's Most Versatile ~ X Stylus Award Winner
| X-Caliber Entourage | Smash Squad DJs
[Soul Kitchen | B-Boy Document | Icon | All Ah We | G98.7fm]
[Once It Sweet | It In Yuh Teet | Weakness for Sweetness
| The Buzz | Cell Check | ICON | GroovEssentials]
The DJ. The Artist. Canada's Top Solo Selector -
[ICON | ReggaeSutra | Cool Rock | Redemption]
MC Brenton B & Linx
inside the beautiful and unseen
19 mercer street, Toronto, ON
(running one way b/n john & blue jay south of king)
style code | id required
only the mature & musically inclined need apply
$10 ALL NIGHT GUESTLIST > email@example.com
EVENT INFO | BOTTLE SERVICE | BDAY PACKAGES:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 416.293.4812
Tune in to DJ Jason Chambers on G98.7fm's "Git Down" 5pm daily...
g987fm.com - daily 5pm
PHONE : 416.293.4812
TWITTER :: http://www.twitter.com/ianandreespinet
FACEBOOK :: http://www.facebook.com/RespectTheName
The 15th Annual Snowflakes on Steel Steelband Showcase @ PC Ho Theatre Chinese Cultural Centre, Scarborough, ON - Sat Jan 21st!
The 15th Annual Snowflakes on Steel Steelband Showcase @ PC Ho Theatre Chinese Cultural Centre
PC Ho Theatre Chinese Cultural Centre
5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, Ontario
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 @ 6:00pm, Showtime 7:00pm
Tickets: $30 adv/$35 at door
Toronto friends--come experience a taste of MONTREAL'S Vibe
Vibrations de Montréal
(The Original Montreal Reunion Jam in Toronto)
calling out all ex-Montrealers from NDG, Cote Des-Neiges, Little Burgundy, South Shore, La Salle, West Island, etc
SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2012
@ DAZZLING LOUNGE
291 King St. W @ John St.
$10 Advance Tickets * 10pm - 3am
Music By: DJ Chris Nice, Sean "Fyahfoxx" Khouri
spinning the best in Ole School, R&B, Reggae, Soca, Classic House Music & Rare Grooves
Hosted by: MC Toney Williams, Kingsley Kelly, Ricardo Walters
To purchase Tickets:
East End: Chris Nice * 647.886.4431 / Ricardo Walters * 416.726.8113
West End: Kingsley Kelly * 647.831.5521 / Sean Khouri * 416.893.8276
When Sisters Speak 12, is just a few days away, and will be taking place on January 21st in Toronto, and January 22nd in Ottawa, and the lineup for the 2012 edition of the show includes Toronto's Keisha Monique, Devon The Split Jones, Naila Keleta-Mae, Truth Is, Milwaukee's Dasha Kelly, and the return of Atlanta's Queen Sheba!
The show will be hosted at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and tickets are on sale now via www.stlc.com, or at 416.366.7723. Tickets range from $35 to $45 depending on where you want to sit in the auditorium. You can also order tickets via email money transfer to email@example.com and pick them up at the box office. As is customary, everyone waits for the week before the show to get their tickets, and some people end up disappointed, so act now, and we'll see you on the 21st!!
Not familiar with When Sisters Speak?? Check out this video that was put together at last year's show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XifaYyoW8cA
If you have a product, event, or service that you want promoted through the When Sisters Speak raffle, please let us know as soon as possible.
Toronto: St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East
Ottawa: Ottawa U Alumni Auditorium, 85 University Private
On Saturday January 21st, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince presents a BFF for de gyal dem!
B.F.F. - BEST FETE FOREVER
@ Continental Soiree [ 1957 Kennedy Rd at Progress, Scarborough ]
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
~ LIL RICK, Ragga Soca Monarch! 2x Road March King! 4x Party Monarch of Barbados!
~ TIAN WINTER, live from Antigua for the 1st time ever in Toronto, 2x Groovy & Power Soca Monarch!
~ DR. JAY DE SOCA PRINCE
~ LOUD MOUT CHINEY
~ JUNYA MENACE
~ DJ FLIP
~ E MAN & DIRTY DEZ
Admission: only $10 before 11p with 5 or more canned goods that will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
As we near the 2 year anniversary of this party for a purpose series, I can't help but to reflect on what we've accomplished with BFF. Since the very 1st one in March of 2010, we have featured 13 different Soca artists from across the Caribbean and donated just over 4000 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Daily Bread Food Bank. While this is an amazing achievement, we cannot stop now. As the weather gets colder, those in need direct their funds to ensure they have access to housing and towards heat. When money is tight, people must make the choice between shelter and food, and food always suffers. Please visit www.DailyBread.ca or follow them at www.twitter.com/DailyBreadTO for more information on how you can help fight hunger in our community.
This event is 19+ // ID required.
D'Enforcas and Soca Vibes presents
Ready To Fly: The Carnival Warm Up Fete @
Windies Restaurant & Sports Bar
3330 Lawrence Avenue East
Ladies free b4 midnight!!!
For more info:
Website: Click to Visit http://www.denforcas.com
January 21, 2012
Neddy Nyce, Smooth Ent., Big Dent
& Definitely Pure Entertainment
"Sexy on Saturday Remix"
The Re-launch of SOS
Launch Party for
Free before 11:30 for everyone
Inside the Newly Renovated
50 Cumberland St, Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Wayne Chung & Damon B
special guest Stylus award winner
with Smooth B and Mista Presto.
Every Saturday in 2012 Sexy on Saturday Remix will bring you
the best DJ's Toronto has to offer!!!
HIP HOP | R&B | REGGAE | SOCA | OLD SCHOOL | HOUSE | CLUB ANTHEMS
New Year, New Vibe!!!
For GuestList and booths/bottle service contact us:
Neddy Nyce: (416)908-5116, PIN 26ED7D90
Smooth B: (416)722-0588 PIN 21EB4B94
Damon B: Call (416)684-7592
Wayne Chung:(416)528-6257 PIN 2193C4B9
Market. Network. Inspire
Winter Wonderland at the Kool Haus
The Aquarius & Capricorn Affair
... Celebrating The Birthday Of:
WHITEBWOY & Friends!
Friday January 20th, 2012
Music by: Soca Sweetness, Dr. Jay, Renegade Squad, Whitebwoy, Fyah Kid Steenie, B-Smooth, Dirty Dez and Brenton B
Location: Kool Haus, 132 Queen's Quay East, Toronto, ON
For information call Whitebwoy at 416.839.5694 or Soca Sweetness at 416.806.3383
For tickets: visit: http://www.ticketdoorway.com
19+ event – ID required
Zodiac - 4 Year Anniversary
At this dance all ladies are SEXY AND THEY KNOW IT!!!
This is a party you don't wanna miss.
Music by P Plus, DJ Biggz, Max B, and D' Bandit.
Hosted by big Phil and Angee M.
$15 on guestlist before 11:30pm
Location: Empire Lounge, 50 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON
For more info ph 647-880-2021
Friday January 20th, 2011
Quest Love @ Brant House, 522 King Street West, Toronto
Join us for a 2 hour live DJ set by Quest Love of the Roots, a special Societe Perrier Event
For Guestlist, Visit: http://www.uniqlifestyle.com
Monday, January 9, 2012
Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) Thanksgiving Celebration Service @ The Jamaican Canadian Centre, Toronto, ON - Sun Jan 15th!
Date: Sunday Jan 15, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00pm
Location: Jamaican Canadian Centre
The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) will host a Thanksgiving Celebration Service Sunday January 15, 2012 starting 2pm-4pm at the Jamaican Canadian Centre 995 Arrow Road under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, Mr. Seth George Ramocan. This is the first celebration to launch our 50th Anniversary!
As JCA enters 2012 it signifies the 50 year anniversary as an established organization within the GTA. The Jamaican Canadian Association, founded in August 1962, is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to improve the quality of life of the African/ Caribbean community living in Canada by addressing its rapidly expanding and diverse social needs.
The guest speaker will be Pastor Omar Palmer from the Meadowvale Seventh Day Adventist Church bringing us a message of maintained strength as we continue to effectively serve the community at large. The afternoon will also be filled with Praise & Worship and we will be graced with performances by Toronto’s anointed Minister Kay Morris, Patrick Blair, Afrocentric School Choir and JCA Senior Choir.
Admission is Free
THIS Saturday, January 14Th, for EVERYONE THAT RSVP to eddie@GoToAparty.com you and your guests will get FREE ADMISSION until 12am or visit anyone of the outlets listed below to pick up your FREE ticket in person as ALL stores have been FULLY RESTOCKED WITH FREE TICKETS.
Join us inside 6 Degrees nightclub THIS SATURDAY NIGHT for The JAM 4Th year anniversary party.
As we will also be celebrating the birthdays of DJ Glen C and Carolyn M and Sharon.
Everyone will be admitted for FREE UNTIL MIDNIGHT (see full details below).
4 Year Anniversary Party
Also celebrating the birthday
DJ Glen C
THIS Saturday, January 14Th
6 Degrees Venue
2335 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
(Just North Of Eglinton Ave)
Eddie Williams, Andy C, Miss Sutra, DJ Glen C (B-Day Boy), The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw and The Mailman George Fynn for the ultimate FREE customer appreciation party
We will also be celebrating the birthdays of Carolyn M and Sharon
The birthday boy DJ Glen C
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw
The Mailman George Fynn
with Choice MC
Eddie Williams,Andy C and Miss Sutra
FREE FOR EVERYONE UNTIL MIDNIGHT
All you have to do is RSVP to eddie@GoToAparty.com to get on the FREE RSVP guest list
Dress Code:Stylish, Chic
I’m inviting anyone who has a birthday in January to come celebrate with us. Invite a few friends and have your birthday party at the JAM. Just let me know and I’ll get some tickets in your hands.
Make a night of it and book a booth and bottle service for your group (it’s much cheaper than buying rounds for everybody in your party).
$190 all inclusive on all rail brands (e.g. Absolute Vodka) (price includes gratuity and tip)To book a booth and bottle service, contact 6 Degrees directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come enjoy a FREE night out on us
Official Ticket Outlets:
Discount Beauty Supplies Scarborough 416 289-9689,Toronto 416 781-1679 , Mississauga 905 848- 2228
Nappy's Hair Shoppes Markham 905 948-0884 & Mississauga 905 949-6787
Majestic Barbers & Salon Mississauga 905268-1111
Eddie "Go To Man" Williams
Hot Stepper Productions presents:
Bump N' Hustle
with the Bump N' Hustle DJ crew of
Paul E. Lopes & Mike Tull
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Rivoli (top floor): 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Only $10 at the door
Limited capacity! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ McVety Conference Centre, Toronto, ON - Sat Jan 14th!
On January 14th, 2012, the BBPA, EFCCC, and Metro Youth Federation present the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 6:30 pm at the McVety Conference Centre, 50 Gervais Drive at Don Mills/Eglinton in Toronto.
The celebration will be hosted by Nneka Elliott, former CP24 TV personality and
President of the Media Huddle.
The Keynote Speaker is the renowned Author, Educator, Youth Activist, dynamic and international Motivational Speaker Professor Eric Thomas from Michigan, USA.
Please purchase your tickets online or call the BBPA office at (416) 504-4097.
For tickets visit: http://bbpa.org/events-programs/martin-luther-king-jr-celebration/
Little Anthony & the Imperials
Casino Rama 5899 Rama Road
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 09:00 PM
Tickets: $25 - $35
FRIDAY JANUARY 13th
James King Trio
7:30pm - 11:00pm
FRIDAY JANUARY 13th
A Star is Born Pt. 2
A gay friendly event with special performaces by Benzito (@PappaBena) and KINGZ (@MK1NGZ)
DJ: DJ Flip
11:00pm - on
SATURDAY JANUARY 14th
Shelly Hamilton's rich, fluid interpretation of music blends contemporary & original elements of Latin jazz, soul, and pop.
7:30pm - 11:00pm
SUNDAY JANUARY 15th
The Roots Lounge Open Mic and Poetry Slam
Hosted by Dwayne Morgan
Show Starts at 8pm
Location: HARLEM RESTAURANT
67 Richmond St. East
Dining Room Hours
Mon - Thurs 11am - 11pm
Fri - Sat 11am - 12am
Sun - 11am - 11pm
For more info and events at Harlen Underground, visit: