Contact Carol Allen, (416) 268-2965 or email queenofbeauty7@yahoo.ca for all of your personal skin care and make-up needs


"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

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Riley, Duane Stephenson, Dean Fraser Live @ the Kool Haus, Toronto - Sat Aug 29th

Action Promotions presents..." Like Father, Like Son", Live Concert with Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Riley, Duane Stephenson and Dean Fraser
Saturday August 29, 2009
@ Kool Haus
132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by: Spex, Music by: Vertex, Journey, DJ Wiz
For more info visit www.actionpromo.ca

Cam'ron Live in Concert @ Guvernment Nightclub, Toronto! - Fri Aug 28th

BMWPROMO.COM presents... Cam'ron Live in Concert
Friday August 28, 2009
@ Guvernment Nightclub
132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets available at Broadway Fashions and Play De Record (downtown)
For info call 416.994.9890 or visit www.bmwpromo.com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Toronto African Dance Festival, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, ON - Sat Aug 22 & Sun Aug 23

A celebration of African arts and culture through dance
Price: Free
For info visit: http://www.africandancefestival.com/

Ottawa Reggae Festival at Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, ON - Fri Aug 21 - Sun Aug 23!

Visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca for info

The Old School Throwdown with Raheem DeVaughn & DJ 2-Tone in Alabama

368 Music Group's Raheem DeVaughn took time out of his performance to pay homage to the old school era at the Birmingham Race Course, Alabama - 08/14/09

Raheem DeVaughn Introduces New Hip Hop Artist, Phil Adé in Alabama

Grammy nominated Neo-Soul Artist and co-founder of the new label 368 Music Group, Raheem DeVaughn, introduced the first Artist on the label, Phil Adé, who shook up the dirty south with his own blend of lyrical hip hop.

Adé, who hails from the Washington, DC area, was the opening act for DeVaughn
performing in front of hundreds of fans at a local radio-station endorsed event at Birmingham, Alabama's Race Course on August 14th. The super-talented Adé had the crowd grooving as he performed several catchy tracks including "Replay," "Disco Flow" and "Hollywood" the first release from his debut project titled, Starting on JV.

DeVaughn's distintively seductive voice has earned him Grammy nominations in 2008 for the Best R&B Male Pop Vocal Performance for his infectious song, "Woman" and in 2009 for the Best R&B Song for "Customer." His most recent project, Art of Noise, and Phil Adé's Starting on JV are available at the 368musicgroup.com site.

Jamie Foxx Rocks The Sound Academy on "Blame It" Tour - Toronto, ON

Academy Award Winning Actor, Comedian and R&B star Jamie Foxx, aka Eric Bishop, made a northern stop on his "Blame It" Tour at Toronto's Sound Academy complex on August 11th. Foxx, 41, has been promoting his latest recording project and third studio album, Intuition, which is now certified platinum in the U.S. selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Toronto natives R&B Artist, Kim Davis and Comedian Jay Martin opened the show while newly signed Actor-turned-Rapper, Aubrey "Drake" Graham made a special on-stage appearance to sing his #1 chart-topper, "Best I Ever Had." Drake, visibly limping and on crutches from a fall a couple of weeks ago, recently made headlines after a label-signing bidding war which eventially landed him on Rap Star Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label. His debut album is due out later this year.

Foxx, who is signed to J Records, entertained the audience for about 1 1/2 hours with songs from his current album including the currently undisputed club anthem "Blame It" and several others from his 2005 album, Unpredictable. He also took time out of the show to promote and preview his upcoming new comedic film, "Skank Robbers" which will see him dress up as his 90's television show "In Living Colour" character "Wanda," teaming up with Actor/Comedian Martin Lawrence's "Sheneneh" character. The film is due out next year.

After the show, Foxx was spotted chatting with several media outlets and meeting and greeting fans at an afterparty at the C Lounge, in the city's downtown core.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Highlights of the NABJ Convention in Tampa, Florida

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) held their annual convention August 5th - 9th in Tampa, Florida. Workshops, learning labs and the career fair were well-attended by members from all areas of the journalism field. Special events during the convention included the Hall of Fame Luncheon and the Salute to Excellence Gala which was MC'd by CNN's T.J. Holmes and recognized special Honorees--Michele Norris, National Public Radio, Journalist of the Year; Michael Wilbon, The Washington Post, Lifetime Achievement Award and Cynthia Gordy, Essence Magazine, Emerging Journalist of the Year.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Basketball Star Lebron James held a press conference for his movie "More than a Game" which is set to be released this fall. Director Kristopher Belman and Coach Dru Joyce II were also on hand to discuss the making of the film which began as a school project. All were interviewed by former New York Giants Running Back turned Sports Broadcaster, Tiki Barber.

Actor & Comedian Chris Rock also premiered his new documentary movie "Good Hair" with co-star Actress Nia Long. The pair were interviewed by New York-based Producer/Writer Patrick Riley and answered questions from the audience after the movie.

Other celebrity appearances included: Tom Joyner who held his annual party at the Florida Aquariam with guest DJ Kid Capri; Anika Noni Rose, co-star of "Dreamgirls" who performed as part of a special sneak preview for Disney's upcoming film, "The Princess and the Frog" and a Skype interview with Steve Harvey.

Lebron James/Coach Dru Joyce II/Kristopher Belman talk about upcoming Film "More Than A Game"

See Part 2 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjzIjXtvj8

Chris Rock Discuss New Movie "Good Hair"

DJ Kid Capri throws down a Reggae Set @ Tom Joyner's Party

Caribana 2009 - Toronto, ON

On The Parade Route

Caribbean Heatwave @ Captain John's

Bon Voyage aboard the River Gambler

Fahrenheit @ Six Degrees

Monday, August 3, 2009

Avant @ the Tralf, Buffalo, NY - Mon Aug 24th!

Mon, Aug 24, 2009 08:00 PM
US $27.00
Tralf, 622 Main St, Buffalo, NY
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/

Birmingham Heritage Festival, Birmingham, Alabama - Fri Aug 14th! - Sun Aug 16th

Schedule of Events

Friday Night:
Angie Stone
S.O.S. Band

Saturday Night:
Keyshia Cole

Prince Yelder and DFC
Cheryl Bufford & The Floodland Family
Ashley Guin
Church Boy
Atlantic Starr
Chaka Khan

For tickets and more info visit: http://www.bhamheritagefest.com/

De LA Soul @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON - Sun Aug 23rd!

Sun, Aug 23, 2009 09:00 PM
CA $31.50
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca

Donna Summer @ The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON & Caesars Windsor - Thurs Aug 20th - Sat Aug 22nd!

Thu, Aug 20, 2009 08:30 PM
Fri Aug 21, 2009, 9:00 PM
Tickets: $63.00-84.00
The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Sat, Aug 22, 2009 08:00 PM
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON
Tickets: $51.00 - $63.00
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Busta Rhymes Live in Concert With Peter Jackson and JB @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON - Wed Aug 19th!

Wed, Aug 19, 2009 08:00 PM
CA $39.95
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON
Visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Marisa Lindsay Live @ the Revival, Toronto, ON - Tues Aug 18th!

Marisa Lindsay ~ Jazz Neo-Soul Diva

You're invited to join us to celebrate the arrival of "Deeper Love" Marisa Lindsay's latest CD release.
This one night only exclusive performance will feature original songs with her 6 piece band that will take you on a journey of love life and music.
CD Release Party August 18, 2009
At Revival 783 College St. West at Shaw Toronto
Doors Open 7PM
Performance 8PM
The cover is $15
This event is a 19+

Reservations are not necessary but recommended.
Please contact us to be added to the list (647) 435-3663 or email us directly

This event is produced and sponsored by Thunder Dome Sounds

John Legend Live @ Casino Rama, Orillia, ON - Tues Aug 18th!

Tue, Aug 18, 2009 08:00 PM
Casino Rama, R.R. #6 Rama Rd., Orillia, ON
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Raekwon @ Sound Academy, Toronto - Sat Aug 15!

Sat, Aug 15, 2009 08:00 PM
CA $15.00
Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jamie Foxx @ Sound Academy, Toronto, ON - Tues Aug 11!

Tue, Aug 11, 2009 08:00 PM
CA $69.50 - CA $100.00
Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON

Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang @ Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, ON - Wed Aug 5th!

Pianists Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock come together for a single night performance in Toronto. At the 50th Grammy Awards they played together and performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. One plays classic and the other jazz, however they perform duets. There are also solos, concertos for two pianos and there is an orchestra.

Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock Part of Jazz @ Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Price: $69.50 - $199.50
Visit: http://www.roythompsoncom

Lil Wayne @ Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto, ON - Tues Aug 4!

Lil Wayne
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 07:00 PM
CA $39.75 - CA $99.75
Support: Drake, Soulja Boy, Young Jeezy & Jeremiah
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

Fab 5 @ Queen's Park, Toronto - Mon Aug 3!

The legendary group perform their greatest hits and fan favourites. Plus IRIE Eco Day featuring workshops and demonstration on how to reduce our environmental footprint. 12:00 to 8:00pm. Admission: FREE

TD Canada Trust Stage
Fredlocks Asher & Ultraflex Crew 1:30pm
Friendlyness and Human Rights 3:00pm
Jason Wilson & Tabarruk 4:30pm
Fab 5 6:00pm

Jambana @ Downsview Park, Toronto - Mon Aug 3!

Start Time: Monday, August 3 at 1:00pm
End Time: Monday, August 3 at 9:00pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON (Keele and Sheppard)
JAMBANA formerly known as AIR JAMAICA DAY, is rolling into a NEW venue at
Downsview Park this year with a sensational lineup of entertainers featuring rhythms
of Reggae, Jazz and Gospel, as well as Comedy and Dance.

This exciting networking and socializing cultural festival has something for the entire
family, starting with a spectacular line up of 11 musical acts, 4 comedians, and 25 dancers.
Highlights of the event also include The Health Village, Travel & TradeVillage, Children's
Village, FoodVillage, the Lick-A-Six Domino Tournament, the Jamaica Idol contest, and
quizzes on history and entertainment throughout the 8 hour event.

A VIPVillage has been added at the request of many who have asked for an area where they
can sit comfortably, dance, eat, and drink as they watch JAMBANA. Admission to the VIP
Village is $20 with guests receiving a complimentary meal, as well as a complimentary
drink while they sit and enjoy the show. Tickets are available from TicketGateway.com

The 2009 event is produced by Jones & Jones Productions Ltd. (www.jonesandjones.ca),
producers of the successful Air Jamaica Day.

Featuring Oliver Samuels, Terri Salmon, Humble, Byron Lee's Dragonaires, Steele, Jay Douglas, Nana McLean, Baby Boyz, Jakki James and more!

Admission: No cover, VIP Village $20

To see more details Visit: http://www.jambana.com/