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Contact Carol Allen, (416) 268-2965 or email aloette@carrebizness.com for all of your personal skin care and make-up needs

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"Satisfying cravings one taste at a time" - Call Chef Lee Allen at (647) 704-7979 for your personal meal plans and catering needs - Serving the Greater Toronto Area

You're Invited to the 5th Annual Rouge et Noir Holiday Hat Brunch, Sun Dec 10 @ The Hot House, TO

You're Invited to the 5th Annual Rouge et Noir Holiday Hat Brunch, Sun Dec 10 @ The Hot House, TO
Click the picture or scan the QR code for tix and info

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black Opening Reception @ Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd! & Photo Exhibit, Feb 2nd - Mar 2nd!


There is the official history of Canada’s music industry, and then there’s the actual history.

From its beginning, the intriguing history of Canadian music has been told largely by−and for−a White population. For too long the accomplishments of individuals such as Cy McLean, Syd Blackwood, Alf Coward, the Wright Brothers and many others have been overlooked. Time for an accurate retelling. This fascinating photo exhibition and accompanying biographical sketches, Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black sets the record straight.

Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black celebrates the achievements, recognizes the struggles and solutes the underappreciated contributions of countless Black entertainers.

On display at the gallery during Black History Month 2013

http://regentparkarts.ca/event/syncopation-life-in-the-key-of-black/

Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.


Location:  Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON
Time:  3:30p - 7:30p
For more information please visit www.aasf.ca or call 647-853-7345

The Photo Exhibit will be on display on the 2nd floor gallery during Black History month from Feb 3 - Mar 2

 
About Archie Alleyne: The Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF), honouring award-winning Canadian jazz legend Archie Alleyne, provides financial assistance to young musicians pursuing postsecondary music education.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Film Screening: Late Night Kuumba Films: I'm Santana the Movie @ York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

The Trinidadian muppet web sensation that went viral online before being made into a theatre-packing feature film.

Directed by Roger Alexis and Ian Pantin.
In partnership with CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00PM – 12:00AM
Studio Theatre
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Don't miss our other Late Night Kuumba Films screening over the weekend: The Story of Lover's Rock.

For full listing of Harbourfront Kuumba events visit:
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?festival_id=124

Defining "Canadian Urban Fiction" Panel Discussion @ Malvern Branch, Toronto Public Library, Scarborough, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

Who is telling the "urban" Canadian story, and how do we want our community and culture documented?

African-American authors like Sister Souljah, Omar Tyree, Terry McMillan, Zane, and K'wan have helped to develop a genre of fiction that is specific to their urban demographic and experience.

Through a series of questions and expert opinions, a panel of urban Canadian writers and cultural advocates will work towards creating a definition of what "Canadian Urban Fiction" is. Panelists include:

~TANIKA CHAMBERS (Christian Non-Fiction Author)
~TELISHA NG (Relationship Blogger)
~ANGELOT NDONGMO (Children's Author)
~CAMILLE RAMNATH (Urban Education Scholar/Teacher)
~D.A. BOURNE (Life Fiction Author)
~GENERAL (Hip Hop Artist)

Readers, writers, and book lovers will have the opportunity to discuss the Canadian urban identity, and the most effective and accurate way to document this culture through literature. (Moderated by journalist Angela Walcott and Stacey Marie Robinson--Kya Publishing.)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013 AT THE MALVERN BRANCH OF THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY (30 SEWELLS ROAD @ NEILSON RD) FROM 2-4 PM. 


FREE ADMISSION.
30 Sewells Road, Scarborough, Ontario

For more infohttp://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/featured/black-history-month.jsp

Word Up!!! Bring On Da L.O.V.E. @ York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!


Word Up!!! is an exciting, exploratory spoken word and performance showcase that brings together youth from different neighbourhoods in the GTA. 

Developed by professional writer, multidisciplinary artist and youth arts advocate Anne-Marie Woods, the third edition of Word Up!!! – Bring On Da L.O.V.E. (Letting Our Voices Evolve) – explores writing and performance as a form of expression and healing for young people. The event will look at the obstacles and triumphs of youth looking for love, living with or without love and showing how love can change communities and lives. The six featured young poets each come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, but when it comes to their writing and creativity, they are all on the same page.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Miss Lou’s Room
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
ADMISSION IS FREE 

For a full listing of Kuumba festival events visit,

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?festival_id=124

DJ Skate Night w/Dr. Jay @ Natrel Rink, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

The DJ Skate Night Series continues on Saturday, February 2nd with DJ Dr. Jay!

Dr. Jay De Soca Prince brings his soca beats to The Natrel® Rink for what promises to be this winter’s hottest night on ice.

Co-presented with Kuumba.

Hosts: Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond, co-hosts of CBC News Toronto, weeknights starting at 5pm on CBC Television
The night includes skating, live DJ, hot chocolate, on-site bar and more!

This is a FREE event for everyone.

Location: Natrel Rink, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON

Time:  8p - 11p

More info:  http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/djskatenights/ 

For a full listing of Kuumba festival events visit,
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?festival_id=124

trey anthony presents: The Millionaire Artist's "New Year, New You" Workshop @ The Fringe Creation Lab, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

Update from Trey Anthony - 01/29/13 - Hey folks due to the overwhelming response we are going to seat folks who have purchased tickets in advance to the event and them accommodate all walk ups on a first come, first serve policy. So to ensure your seating please please please buy your tickets in advance. I'm also accepting email money transfers as well. Please email me at info@treyanthonystudios.com or to buy tixs go to millionaireartist.eventbrite.ca see you soon! 
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Remember your new year's resolution to finally pursue your artistic dreams? To FINALLY take your art more seriously? To FINALLY start getting paid for your creativity? Well this workshop is for you! Back by popular demand! My 2nd Millionaire Artist Workshop!

Every Artist KNOWS that they are talented, what they don't KNOW is how to get PAID for their talent!

We have a power house line-up of speakers that will definitely give you the information and real advice to make 2013 YOUR YEAR OF ACTION!

403-720 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario 

Time:  10a - 4p

Tickets:  $59 + $4.53 service fee

Register now! www.millionaireartist.eventbrite.ca

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Trane Studio @ Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

The Trane Studio, named after legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, would have turned 10 in February.  The venue was the first African-Canadian-owned jazz venue in Toronto for generations, owned and managed by writer, director and programmer Frank Francis.

The 10th anniversary celebration features an all-star lineup of award-winning local and international acts who have supported The Trane Studio over the years: Alexander Brown, Waleed Abdulhamid, Ernest Dawkins, Ursula Rucker, and others.

Host: Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, Saturdays at 5pm on CBC Radio One 99.1 FM.

Be sure to stick around for the after party with DJ Carl Allen!

Regular: $19 (taxes included)

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00PM – 2:00AM
Brigantine Room
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

For tickets and more info:
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?id=4644&utm_source=whatson&utm_medium=enews&utm_campaign=whats+on+20130128

For Those That Like To Groove @ Queen Victoria Pub, Scarborough, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO GROOVE

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 2013

QUEEN VICTORIA PUB
2240 MIDLAND AV @ PROGRESS AV
Above the old Falcons Nest
SCARBOROUGH

This is the Appreciation Edition
$5 before 11
$10 after

Sandy Hue
sandyhue.ent@gmail.com
TEL: 416.520.2981 BBM: 286940B1

Everton Watson
jammclubb.ent@rogers.com
TEL: 647.746.6720 BBM: 26AB914E

✦✦The 90's House Music Tribute Party✦✦ @ Revival, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

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 the 90's.

Saturday Feb 2nd, 2013
Revival Bar - 783 College St. W., Toronto, ON

featuring HOUSE MUSIC LEGEND:

✦DAJAE Live✦ (Chicago)
Brighter Days, Day by Day, U Got Me Up, Is It All Over My Face...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ThnL1sHKc


alongside Toronto DJs:

✦Aki (Victoria St.)
✦Dino & Terry (Kola)
✦J.M.K. (Family Tree)
✦Jason Palma (Oxford St.)
✦Groove Institute (Solid Garage)

Hosted by Pedro (Garage 416) & Yogi (United Soul) alongside
Special Guest Hosts: Randy & Bear (215 Victoria St, 360 Adelaide St. W.,
15R Polson - G2NeT)

Doors: 10pm

Admission: $15 Adv. (Online Only), $15 b4 11PM w/RSVP, More @ Door

✦$15 Online Ticket: http://90shousemusicparty2013.eventbrite.com/


RSVP / Info: unitedsoul@gmail.com
www.unitedsoul.ca

Jay Sean Live @ Luxy Nightclub, Vaughan, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

Ladies Get Ready
Jay Sean Live @ Luxy
Saturday February 2, 2013 

Admission:  $20
Tickets Available @ The Door
For VIP Bottle Service Call:
905-761-9761 

Location:  Luxy Nightclub, 60 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON
For GuestList Visit:
www.LuxyClub.ca

Smooth B and Friends Annual Aquarius Birthday Celebration @ Empire Lounge, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!



★▒ ★Smooth Ent., Neddy Nyce, Big Dent & GQ.EnT★▒★
Presents Smooth B & Friends Annual
✯✯Aquarius Birthday Celebration✯✯
***** Reminisce The 90's *******

Saturday February 2nd, 2013

★▒★▒★Celebrating the Birthdays of Smooth B, Michelle P, Sharlene Moore, Kareema Beckles, Sandy, Catrine J Gypsy, Camille B,February, Stephen P & ✯All Aquarians/Capricorn &✯ Pieces
*** inside ***
Seductive Saturdays ★▒★▒★
at the elegant Empire Lounge
50 Cumberland Dr (Bay and Bloor), Toronto, ON

✯2 levels to party on.✯
Level 1. features the latest and greatest of today’s hits
Level 2. "Reminisce The 90's. Jamin the best of the 90's all night

featuring MUsic By:♫♫♫
✯Doc(Chry)
✯Smooth B
✯Mista Presto
✯TYC
✯Sure Shot

✯ Hosted by✯GQ Da'MC & ✯Purple Haze
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STRICT DRESS CODE IN EFFECT
please arrive in proper stylish mature attire or you will be turned away! No hats, runners, t-shirts, hoodies or athletic gear!!!

✯$100 bottles of Moet, Appleton & Absolut Flavored Vodka!!!

Booths for bottle service are moving quickly, so plan ahead and reserve yours. Limited booths are available!

✯✯For $10 before 11:30 Guest List, Birthdays, Booths/Bottle Service
Dent: (647) 405-3993
Neddy Nyce: (416)908-5116, PIN 26ED7D90
Smooth B: (416)722-0588 PIN 21EB4B94
Damon B: Call (647)523-6247
Purple Haze (416)910-8652

✯600 people last year. Bad weather or not, this party is sold out every year!!!

Sweet Tooth @ The Throne Nightclub, Brampton, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!



On Saturday February 2, 2013

SPOTLIGHT SATURDAYS Presents

SWEET TOOTH

Inside The WEST end's HOTTEST venue
THRONE NIGHTCLUB
200 Advance Blvd,  (Dixie/407)
BRAMPTON ,ON

Indulge in the Newest West End Hot spot , With over 30 VIP's ,we take you to a brand new extreme!! Unwind with our $20 SpotLight packages that provide 5 drinks and FREE Cover.

::FREE CUPCAKES FOR ALL BOOTHS AND LADIES ::

MUSIC: TOP 40 : HIP-HOP : REGGAE : SOCA

Featuring...
:: Live from NEW YORK POWER 105.1's DJ FIRST CHOICE::
:: Soca Dj of the year SOCA SWEETNESS

BABA KAHN | DJ RITZ | SOCA MONARCHS
Sikaa | Dj Play| Mark Black | Zee

Hosted by :Linx | Celebrity Dru | A.B.

GUESTLIST: $5 BEFORE 11:30pm

$20 SPOTLIGHT PACKAGE :
5 drinks
VIP line bypass
and cover.

BOTTLE SERVICE:
$350 All Inclusive Package
(includes - 2 Bottles |1 Champagne | 10 People Free |Cupcakes|VIP Booth)

$475 All Inclusive Package
(includes - 2 Premium Bottles |1 Champagne | 15 People Free |Cupcakes | VIP Booth)

FREE PARKING :: FREE PARKING :: FREE PARKING ::

Contact: 647 588 5449

Surface Saturdays w/DJ Superstar Jay @ Surface Nightclub, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

Saturday February 2nd 2013 // SURFACE
Bmwpromo.com, Glamour Ent, Rodeo Promo and G Presents:
Sirius XM Satellite Radio Shade 45 own NYC Club & Mixtape King
DJ SUPERSTAR JAY
Also featuring: Illegal Alien | MC Veecee | DJ JC
Hosted by: King the MC

Everyone free on guestlist until 11:30pm
$15 guestlist until 1am

Location:   Surface Night Club at the Guvernment, 132 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON
More info visit:  http://theguvernment.com

Kryoman Invasion @ Aria Entertainment Complex, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND FEATURES A LIVE SHOW BY KRYOMAN.

EXPERIENCE ARIA WITH A A HIGH POWERED L.E.D ROBOTIC SUIT, LAZERS, AND A FULL INTEGRATED PYROTECHNIC SPECIAL FH SYSTEM.

KRYOMAN THE ULTIMATE CLUB SHOW.  KRYOMAN HAS PERFORMED AT EVERY MAJOR SUMMER EDM MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH RESIDENCY INCLUDING AMNESIA IBIZA, SPAZE IBIZA, AND PACHA IBIZA. ALSO PERFORMING WITH CARL COX AND DAVID GUETTA DELIVERING JAW DROPPING SHOWS IN

FINALLY THE RETURN OF THE MULTI ROOM NIGHTCLUB EXPERIENCE

Bottle Service

$100 BOTTLES & $150 GREY GOOSE

Guestlist

Reduced Cover Until 11:30

STARSTRUCK SATURDAYS

INSIDE THE BRAND NEW ARIA ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

FINALLY THE RETURN OF THE MULTI ROOM NIGHTCLUB EXPERIENCE | JOIN TORONTO'S TOP ASSEMBLY OF TALENT AMONGST 4 LEVELS OF SOUND:

ARIA - The flagship room of the Aria Complex anchors this dynamic four floored venue with an intense sound and light experience. Thundering base and unique custom visuals draw your attention to the center focused DJ platform. Multi tiered dance floor sections bring the night’s celebs and divas to center stage. Three private VIP sections flank the room with two full service bars.

VANITY - A touch of sophistication with attention to detail, Vanity is a room to indulge the self. The provocative and fierce take the spotlight each night on the central catwalk to strut their style. Immersed in a sexy chic-strong motif Vanity features three raised seating sections and center focused dj stage with two full service bar areas.

HAZE - From within a dream like state Haze Nightclub draws your energy into feelings of luxury and sensuality. A royal accent savoir faire design encourages the intense intimacy of the dance floor and leaves the heart thumping in a trance. Haze features a regal elevated bottle service atmosphere, focal point dj area and long bar area. For the ultimate private soiree Haze features an intertwined private VIP booth and full bar section for those seeking the ultimate private nightlife experience.

PURE - Elevated to the top of the complex Pure represents an embodiment of bliss under the sky. Rise to the heavens on this premiere patio playground as you are captivated by the magnificent Toronto skyline. An intimate dj and performance areas, three raised VIP sections and two full service bar areas leaves Pure above the rest.

BOTTLES STARTING AT $100 WITH PREMIUM UPGRADES AVAILABLE
STYLISH & SOPHISTICATED ATTIRE REQUIRED
PREFFERED LIMO RATES FOR ALL ARIA CLIENTELLE UPON REQUEST
VIP TABLE SERVICE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Standout-Entertainment
T| 647.286.7826
BBM PIN| 2324B578
Twitter| @standoutent
E| standoutent@gmail.com

CHECK & LIKE OUR NEW FAN PAGE
http://www.facebook.com/standoutentmediagroup?ref=mf

FOLLOW:@ARIACOMPLEX
FACEBOOK.COM/ARIACOMPLEX
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108 PETER STREET,TORONTO
THE ARIA ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

Celebrate Life. Love. Music. Jus Blaize Birthday Bash @ The Vue, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 2nd!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY  2ND , 2013  
JUS BLAIZE presents
CELEBRATE
Life . Love . Music
JUS BLAIZE BIRTHDAY BASH
Taking Place Inside Toronto’s Sexy & Elegant Hot Spot
THE VUE– 195 Galaxy Blvd, Toronto, ON

This is my invitation to you, you, and you to come out & experience the event titled CELEBRATE.  An event that brings us together to appreciate Life and everything it has to offer.
Like everything in Life…it has its time!
Try not to look for Love, love will find you!! Music definitely has the power to soothe the soul!!!
To start the night for the early attendees Complimentary Appetizers will be served along with
FREE Champagne for party starters.
 

If that wasn’t enough a FREE CELEBRATE: Life . Love .  Music Mix CD Vol. 6 mixed by DJ CHIEF will be given away leading up to and at the event…Sponsored By:
MONA’S ROTI - 4810 Sheppard Avenue E., Scarborough, ON
 

This event you can celebrate anything you want…Stag’s/Stagette’s, Accomplishments, Graduations, Anniversaries, Divorces & of course Birthday’s.
CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY’S with me so far, are:
Rachel B, Christ D., Krystal, Irene N, Daren, Tenika, Keisha F., Medina, Dwayne
A birthday is a day you get to call your own so fellow Aquarians feel free to join me in Celebrating our Love for Life & great Music.  The event is taking its course and is proving to be bigger & better with every event that takes place.  

SEXY STYLE CODE IN FULL EFFECT

Clarification:
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****
DJ CHIEF
from Precinct “REMEMBER DE BACHANNAL – Soca Of De 90’s & SURPRISE”

STARTING FROM SCRATCH
from Flow 935  “SECRET SOCIETY ~|~ EROTIC”

MAX B.
from Soundquest “THIS LUV & SECRET SOCIETY”

MC’s:
KID KUT -  THE VOICE OF THE VIBE
BRENTON B. – THE CROWD CONTROLLER

Hosted By:
TORONTO’S VOICE -TRE
Limited CD’s available on the night of the event…Therefore, reach early
(CD SPONSORED BY: T.B.A.)
For VIP Booths / Bottle Service / Limo Service
Call/Text: 416.451.6016|EmailEvents@JusBlaize.com  | Twitter @1JusBlaize
Check Outwww.JUSBLAIZE.com

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE AVAILABLE VIA PAYPAL:  www.JUSBLAIZE.com

Ticket Outlets

EAST
Jus Blaize (Scarborough/Pickering/Ajax) -  416.451.6016
Mona’s Roti – 416.412.1200
Drupati’s (Bellamy) – 416.289.9988
Broadway Fashions (STC) – 416.296.0609

WEST
Shine Salon & Barber 905.790.3031
Broadway Fashions (Sq. 1) – 905.848.4823
Drupati’s (Brampton) -
Tre – 416.616.0765

DOWNTOWN ~|~ CENTRAL
Play De Record – 416.586.0380
Drupati’s (Rexdale) – 416.745.4189

CELEBRATING BLACK, BOLD, RISK TAKER w/Clement Virgo @ TIFF BELL Lightbox, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st!

Clement Virgo with The Canadian Film Centre CELEBRATING BLACK, BOLD, RISK TAKER 

February 1, 2013
TIFF BELL Lightbox 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
Ticket Price: $20
www.ryerson.ca/ric

CELEBRATING BLACK, BOLD, RISK TAKERS offers the public a moderated and intimate discussion with an internationally recognized Black artist, known to be a culturally or creative trail blazer, and whose work in film is representative of the Black experience. This project also includes a Master Class with the guest of honour and up to 15 emerging artists from Black communities.

For more info visit:  

 http://www.blackartndialog.com/www/td-then-and-now-2013-english/

Film Screenings: L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema @ TIFF BELL Lightbox, Toronto, ON - Thurs Jan 31st - Tues Feb 19th!

Fiercely political, formally adventurous and proudly independent, the films of the L.A. Rebellion sparked a new era of African American filmmaking in the sixties and seventies. We are proud to present this essential retrospective of one of the most important movements in the history of American independent cinema.

Location:  TIFF Bell Lightbox,  350 King Street West, Toronto, ON

Get Tickets: 416.599.TIFF | 1.888.599.8433

More info visit: http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2013/2440001108

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

dance Immersion Tribute (A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance) @ Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Feb 1st & 2nd!

Tribute presents an unforgettable night that celebrates the history, artistry and contributions made by Canadian Blacks in dance in a multidisciplinary presentation.

An ensemble of gifted youth choreographed by Kevin Ormsby, anchors this production paying Tribute to nine iconic dance artists who have enriched the Canadian and global dance ecology. Honourees include Len Gibson, Dr. Jeni Legon, Dindi Lidge, Zab Maboungou, Paul Pettiford, Kevin Pugh, George Randolph, Jean Sheen and Sharlene Thomas. The programme includes presentations by Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, with remounts by Ronald Taylor Dance, Tamla Matthews and Danny Grossman.
  • Fri, February 1, 2013
    8pm
  • Sat, February 2, 2013
    8pm

Prices

$18 - $28

Location:  Fleck Dance Theater, Harbourfront Centre,  207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON

For tickets and more info visit: 

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/danceimmersion/?utm_source=whatson&utm_medium=enews&utm_campaign=whats+on+20130128

 

Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival @ Echo Beach (Ontario Place), Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st & Sat Feb 2nd!

BRRRRR Winter Music Festival Presents:
Moby, Dubfire, Chus & Ceballos + Much more!
February 1st & February 2nd, 2013
Echo Beach at Ontario Place

Inspired and developed in conjunction with the team behind the Montreal Igloofest, Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival will celebrate the winter season with a unique outdoor electronic dance event, at Echo Beach, that will combine cutting edge music with next level visual art experiences.

Music will focus on tech-house, house and progressive house to attract the more mature club-goer.
The main outdoor stage will be accentuated by a 3D set design and the second stage will be an indoor heated dome with VIP zones.

This is a LEGAL AGE 19+ event.

Doors: 4:30pm
Show: 5pm
Box Office 3:30pm-10:30pm

Artist Lineup:
Jokers Of The Scene
Mogaui
Mord Fustang
MOBY
Jeff Button
Nitin
Deniz Kurtel
Miss Kittin
Osunlade
www.livenation.com»


909 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Ontario Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3L3

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 05:00 PM
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 05:00PM

One day tickets:  $42.50
2day pass - $54.25/$62.50/VIP pass   $118.75
 
For tickets visit:  http://www.ticketmaster.ca

Monday, January 28, 2013

Reggae or Not: The Birth of Dancehall Culture in Jamaica and Toronto @ The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st - Thurs Feb 28th!


Reggae or Not: The Birth of Dancehall Culture in Jamaica and Toronto

Friday Feb 1 to Thurs Feb 28, 2013
Exhibition Hours: 12-5pm daily
Venue: 2nd Floor Gallery
Opening: Friday Feb 1, 7pm-10pm – featuring deejay Everett Cooper aka King Culture
An exhibition of photographs that document the history of modern reggae music and dancehall culture to celebrate the important story of Jamaican musicians of the 1970s and 80s. This presentation will be Beth Lesser’s first public art exhibition – she travelled between Toronto and Jamaica extensively during the 1970s and 80s documenting this emerging music scene through her photography and publication, Reggae Quarterly.
Curated by Wedge Curatorial Projects Director, Kenneth Montague.
The exhibition will be accompanied by varied programming including a music night, a panel discussion and guided group tours. Curated by Wedge director Kenneth Montague, the exhibition is presented in partnership with The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Programming Overview

Saturday, February 2
MUSIC NIGHT
Gladstone Ballroom – 9:00pm – 1:00 am
An event to celebrate traditional Jamaican sound system sessions. Deejay Dave Kingston, also known as Lord Selector from 9-11pm, followed by a local sound crew performance from 11pm-1am.

Sunday, February 17
PANEL DISCUSSION
Gladstone Ballroom – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
This panel will include discussions around music, film, fashion and art; immigration and cultural export in Toronto and Canada; identity and representation within the Jamaican Canadian community.
Participants include: Beth Lesser, Dave Kingston, Jo Jo Bennett, Jerry Brown, and Lisa Steele. Moderated by Kenneth Montague.*

Sunday, February 10 and 24
EXHIBITION TOURS & FILM SCREENING
Gladstone Gallery (2nd floor) / ArtBar – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Kenneth Montague will host an exhibition tour with Beth Lesser. These tours will be followed by film screenings:
Sunday, February 10 –  Rockers (1978, Ted Bafaloukos) and Proverbs (2008, Peter Dean Rickards)
Sunday, February 24 – The Harder They Come (1972, Perry Henzell)

*Panelist Bios
Beth Lesser is a Canadian photographer whose work has appeared on countless album and CD covers, in various books, magazines and movies and are considered rare artifacts of the reggae and dancehall era from the late 1970s and 1980s. Lesser is also a prolific writer, who has completed four books on 1980s dancehall including King Jammy’s, Dance Hall: The Rise of Dance Hall Culture, The Legend of Sugar Minott and Youth Promotion, and Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots of Modern Dancehall.
David Kingston got involved with reggae when he and his wife Beth Lesser started a fanzine for Augustus Pablo’s organization Rockers International in 1980. The fanzine soon became a magazine, Reggae Quarterly which began to explore dancehall territory. At this time, David Kingston was also hosting Reggae Showcase on CKLN community radio in Toronto, under the name Lord Selector.
Joseph “JO JO” Bennett began an early musical career in Jamaica. In 1980s, Bennett moved to Canada and started a music school with verteran Toronto musician Fergus Hambleton. The school lead to the creation of the pioneering, Juno award winning band The Sattalites.
Jerry Brown had an early start in Jamaica’s music industry as a key participant in reggae and the emerging dancehall scene. Brown moved to Canada in 1968 to become of the first artists performing in Toronto. His studio in Malton was a focal point for local reggae and the place where legendary Jamaican engineer and producer King Jammy served his apprenticeship.
Lisa Steele, Associate Chair of Visual Studies at Univeristy of Toronto, works in video, performance, installation and photo-text, to investigate issues of the body and the individual’s relationship to society. A co-founder of the media arts centre Vtape, Steele continues to be active in the artist-run culture.

Location:  Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street, West, Toronto, ON

Film Screening: Late Night Kuumba Films: The Story of Lover's Rock @ Harbourfront, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st!


Often dubbed "romantic reggae," lover’s rock is a unique genre of British music, developed against a backdrop of racial tension, the Brixton riots and sound systems in the late '70s and '80s. It went from being a small UK scene to become a global phenomenon that defined a generation through artists such as UB40 and Maxi Priest.

Directed by award-winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz, The Story Of Lover’s Rock combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archival footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Contributors to the documentary include UB40, Maxi Priest, Levi Roots, Linton Kwesi Johnson, comedians Angie Le Mar, Robbie G and Eddie Nestor, alongside new artists such as Ava Leigh and Lovella Ellis.

Best known for his award-winning feature film Burning an Illusion, Menelik Shabazz is one of the pioneers of black British cinema. The Story of Lover's Rock marks his return after a 30-year absence from cinema.

Directed by Menelik Shabazz
96 minutes | UK | 2011
In partnership with CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

Location:

Harbourfront Centre,
Studio Theatre
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Admission:  FREE

Don't miss our other Late Night Kuumba Films screening over the weekend: I'm Santana The Movie.

For a full listing of Kuumba festival events visit,
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?festival_id=124

Book Launch: Everyday Excellence by Dwayne Morgan @ Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st!



We Launch Everyday Excellence This Friday!
The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and this Friday, February 1st, the Harbourfront Centre and the International Festival of Authors, invites you to an evening with Dwayne Morgan, celebrating the launch of his latest book, Everyday Excellence.
The launch will be absolutely free, and will feature a talk/performance by Dwayne, followed by a Soul show, focusing on the changing definitions of love, from music of the Motown era to present, with vocalists Quisha Wint and Jarelle Christie.

Did we mention that the entire night is free!! Be there early as space will be limited!

The show runs from 8 to 10:30, inside of the Brigantine Room.

Location:  Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON


For a full listing of Kuumba festival events visit,
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?festival_id=124

1st Fridays Black History Month Edition @ Seven 44, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st!

You are cordially invited to Kick-Off

Black History Month @

First Fridays

Friday February 1st, 2013 @

S E V E N 4 4
Restaurant & Lounge

744 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto (S. of Eglinton), Toronto, ON
A Community owned venue offering a delicious varied Menu.
Limited free parking in front, metered & Green P parking available on Mt. Pleasant...

From 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Featuring:

Trey Anthony from 'da Kink in my Hair, presents her successful Millionaire Artist Workshop

Marva Wisdom, Project Director of THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN THE GTA PROJECT

Dalton Higgins, Author of the book 'Far From Over' about actor/rapper Drake

Michael Charles, Ben Allison & Momentis International Director, Mr. Clifton Wright

Joe Louis’ Play 'Something to Offer’

Andrew Ffrench - Ontario PC Candidate

A special performance by Soulful Artist "Jemini"

& more...

Admission is $15 before 7:30pm, $20 after ($5 off for students)

1st Fridays Sponsors:

Platinum:

Black Board International
Planet Africa Network

Bronze Sponsors:

Afrotoronto.com
Pride Newsmagazine
CHRY FM
Roy Virtue Photography

Community:

Caribbean Vibrations TV
Volume Media Group

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities Available - contact Warren Salmon at
wsalmon@firstfridays.ca or 416-441-0792

For more information, visit http://www.firstfridays.ca/

Boardwalk Fridays @ Aria Entertainment Complex, Toronto, ON- Fri Feb 1st!

Boardwalk Fridays is one of Toronto's Newest Friday Night Parties inside the brand new Aria and Vanity Room located in the Aria Entertainment Complex, 108 Peter Strreet, Toronto, ON

Music Provided by the Toronto Raptors Official DJ's 4 Korners, Internationally known Joe Ghost alongside Milz.
 

Inside ARIA & VANITY ROOM

Bottle Service

Call or enter your request to Reserve Your VIP Bottle Service Night Out!

Includes Free Passes | Your Choice Of Bottles, Mixers, & Private Booth

Bottles Starting At $100

Guestlist

Reduced Cover Until 11:30pm

RSVP:
647.402.5395 | 647.228.2434
reservations@ariacomplex.com
FB: ariacomplex | Twitter: @ariacomplex | Instagram: Ariacomplex

Redemption @ Sound Academy, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 1st!

Toronto, The Redemption you’ve been waiting for has returned. Friday February 1st, we celebrate Bob’s birthday at the Lover's Rock Edition of Redemption. For this edition of Redemption we have a MAJOR SURPRISE GROUP.  This guest was so big we had to bring them as the FULL BAND.  They are considered 1 of the most successful Reggae Bands of ALL TIME.  We are committed to bring you the BEST ALWAYS!

This Redemption will have all the elements and vibe of all previous editions of Redemption plus a live BAND performance

Redemption Fri Feb 1st, the ultimate reggae experience. Inside of the Sound Academy located at 11 Polson Street, your premier concert venue.

Remember to get your special VIP tickets that will be on sale soon. Your VIP tickets gets you; separate entrance, separate bar, and more.

COME CELEBRATE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF ALL TIME, IN CANADA, REDEMPTION. COME CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REGGAE ARTIST OF ALL TIME...with ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REGGAE BANDS OF ALL TIME!

FRIDAY FEBUARY 1ST is REDEMPTION, inside Sound Academy.  We will announce as time gets closer to the event who is our special guest. However please keep in mind with the announcement means the increase of the ticket price. So if in "Redemption You Trust" GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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) 416-296-0609
Nicey's - scarborough/north york 416-497-9717
Shine Barber Shop - (brampton) 905-790-3031
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
Treasure Isle (north central) 416-787-7615
Tasty's (lower east central) 416-916-7888
Nicey's - brampton 905-450-6045

More info visit: http://www.dbandit.com

Lisa Michelle Live @ The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON - Thurs Jan 31st!

LISA MICHELLE performs new songs from her new album "This Moment" LIVE inside The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar!

Full band, full sound, special guests and CDs available for purchase on site!

*singer/songwriter JONI NEHRITA kicks off the night w/Adam Bowman on percussion*

MORE special guests:

*SOLITAIR (Juno-nominated artist & producer of my album "This Moment!")
*JEF KEARNS (soul flautist! check him out: www.jefkearns.com
)
*JANEE OLIVIA (super-talented singer/songwriter/performer)

9pm show time, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

Location: 
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
www.ThisIsLisaMichelle.com

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Massey Hall, Toronto, ON - Wed Jan 30th!


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONWed Jan 30, 2013 8pm
$39.50 - $99.50
For tickets vist:  http://roythomson.com/eventdetail/1176

Thank You For Your Support Toronto from Team Michael Charles!


A message on behalf of Team Michael Charles:
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On behalf of Team Michael Charles, I would like to thank everyone who came out, contributed, volunteered, supported and prayed for Michael and our event on Sunday. The overwhelming feedback is that it was a success - both monetarily and emotionally.

We are still tallying, but early numbers show we raised an estimated $20,000 in two weeks for Michael's medical treatment. This includes a very generous donation of $5,000 from comedian Russell Peters, who was a surprise guest at the fundraiser.

We couldn't have done this without the prize donations from our sponsors for the raffles, silent and live auctions. We couldn't have done this without complimentary samplings from Jamaica House Kitchen and Dulce Pasion. We couldn't have done this without DJ Mark Anthony and his crew keeping the atmosphere lively with the right music playing all night. We couldn't have done this without Lawrence, Ron, David and Courtney capturing the moments on camera (look for the pictures to be up on the website www.teammichaelcharles.com
and Facebook soon!). We couldn't have done this without all the performers, models, poets and comedians who represented on stage. We couldn't have done this without all the DJ's and promoters uniting to get the word out. We couldn't have done this without the media coverage from G98.7, CHIN, Citytv, The Caribbean Current, Caribbean Graphic and CTV Toronto.

But most of all, we couldn't have done this in 15 DAYS without Towa Beer, Roger Dundas, Camille Dundas, Eddie Williams, Rhonda Britton, Nicole Waldron, George Fynn, Kathi Nicoll, Cliff Williams, Myana Bruce Mckinney, Robert Small, Barry Boothe, Dave Reid, Monique Edwards, Bonnie Parker, Patsy Scott, Darryl Darke, Sandy Hue, Colleen, Conroy, Silburn, Catfish, Mark and Farley.

But most of all we couldn't have done it without YOU ... who turned out, donated from the heart and packed the house to show support for Michael.

I'll leave you with a paraphrase of an observation Michael made on stage Sunday night: I've heard silly things, like the Black community isn't united. Whoever said that isn't in this room tonight.

Thank you and God Bless

Fennella Bruce
Event Organizer, Team Michael Charles

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trixx Live @ The Rivoli, Toronto, ON - Mon Jan 28th!


Hey Toronto, I'm gonna really need the support of the city this Monday... 

If you aren't doin anything, please take the time to come support yo boy Trixx at the Just For Laughs showcase goin down at The Rivoli (334 Queen St West) in Toronto at 9pm.

It's $5!! 

So to all my supporters that are in the mood for a good laugh, pls come out and support me as I showcase for perhaps the biggest comedy festival around....COME THRU TORONTO!!!!

Time Sundays: The Homecoming @ Time Nightclub, Toronto, ON - Sun Jan 27th!

TIME SUNDAYS

$100 PREMIUM BOTTLES INCLUDING GREY GOOSE AND BELVEDERE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT

ULTRA PREMIUM CHAMPAGNES AVAILABLE INCLUDING ACE OF SPADES ROSE, ACE OF SPADES, CRISTAL, DOM PERIGNON, MOET ROSE

NOTE: WE ARE SOLD OUT AND HIT CAPACITY EVERY SUNDAY SO BOOK NOW, DRESS WELL, AND ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

TIME NIGHTCLUB - 81 PETER STREET, DOWNTOWN TORONTO

FULLY LICENSED AND HEATED SMOKING PATIO

STRICT STYLE CODE IN EFFECT

PLEASE RESERVE BOOTHS EARLY AND GET THERE EARLY FOR COMPLIMENTARY GUESTLIST

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The Nubian Disciples All Black Revue @ Yuk Yuk's, Toronto, ON - Sun Jan 27th!

BRING THE NEW YEARS A NIGHT EARLY

SUNDAY, January 27th!


The All Black Comedy Show
 

HOSTED BY KENNY ROBINSON, WITH JAG, SHARIF BM, HOODOD HERSI CHRIS ROBINSON, NICHOLAS REYNOLDSON, MARC TRINIDAD AND HEADLINING DAVE THE MAD RANTER MERHEJE

Yuk Yuks, 224 RICHMOND ST WEST, Toronto, ON


SHOWTIME ---8:30 TICKETS $20.00
 

PLEASE CALL 416-967-6425 FOR RESERVATIONS

More info:  http://www.yukyuks.com