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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Family Stone Live @ the Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON - Fri Jan 15th!

Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, The Family Stone, take the stage to combine Soul, Rock, R&B, Psychedelic and Funk together with such hits as: “Dance To The Music”, “Stand!”, “Everyday People”, “I Want To Take You Higher” and “Hot Fun In The Summertime”.

Buy your tickets at Fallsview Casino Resort's Box Office (open Noon on show days), at all Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Showtime: 9pm, Doors 8pm
The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON

DJ Glen C's Birthday Celebration @ Ocean 49 Lounge, Toronto, ON - Sat Jan 9th!

The Total Wedding Show @ the International Centre, Mississauga, ON - Jan 2nd & 3rd!

The Total Wedding Show 2010 takes place January 2nd and 3rd 2010 at The International Centre (6900 Airport, Rd. Mississauga, ON)!
Visit: http://www.totalweddingshow.com/ for more info

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The One: The Annual Ian Andre Espinet & Friends Capricorn Formal @ Six Degrees Venue, Toronto, ON - Sat Jan 2!


The Annual Ian Andre Espinet & Friends Capricorn Birthday Formal
Saturday January 2nd 2010
20 booths available to celebrate - Email: ian@amnesia.ca to reserve

in 2 environments...
representing the signature events
Amnesia... Soul Kitchen... Big People Fete... ICON... re:connect... GroovEssentials... B-Boy Document etc
Floor 1

Jester & Starting from Scratch + Kid Kut & Future
& in his debut IAE appearance

Floor 2
Dr. Jay de Soca Prince & Soca Sweetness & Lindo P. + Brenton B.

and hosted by friends from my past, present

Jason Chambers, Winston Fleming and Future [the Prince]

+ more...

The Premier Formal Event of the New Year.

Tickets on sale NOW.

Classical Soul Plus Reggae Show & Dance Featuring Freddie Jackson @ Sperenza Banquet Hall, Brampton, ON - Sat Jan 2!

IPEG in association with Alliance Financial Group Presents live in Concert Freddie Jackson, Nadine Sutherland, Tanya Mullings, Steele, Jimmy Reid, S Davis, Jill Donaldson, and Kafaye Rose.

Saturday January 2, 2009
Doors open at 7pm showtime 8pm Sharp
Speranza Banquet Hall 510 Deerhurst Drive, Brampton
(Goreway and Highway 7)
$50 Advance $60 at the door

Limited VIP Tickets $70 includes 1 complimentary drink and finger food

info lines 647-889-6424 or 647-891-4749 or 289-389-7204

MC's Carrie Mullings and Delroy Sterling From CHRY 105.5 FM

Backed by Fingazz & The Higherground Band

Music By Soul 2 Soul and DJ Funky

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Melanie Fiona Live @ the Tralf, Buffalo, NY - Sun Dec 27th!

Melanie Fiona @ the Tralf
622 Main St, Buffalo, NY
Sun, Dec 27, 2009 08:00 PM
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kardinal Offishall Christmas Charity Gala @ This is London, Toronto - Wed Dec 23rd!

12th Annual Kardinal Offishall Christmas Gala featuring Russell Peters

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 9:00 PM EST
at This Is London in Toronto, ON

Kardinal is throwing his 12th Annual Kardinal Christmas Event. He has enlisted the services of his long-time friend, comedian Russell Peters to host.

In the spirit of Christmas and giving, all net proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada www.bcsc.ca/donate/kardinal

Tickets: $25.00 adv/$35.00 at door

Visit: http://www.ticketweb.ca

Jay Sean Live @ the Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON - Sat Dec 19th!

Jay Sean Live @ the Hershey Centre
5500 Rose Cherry Pl., Mississauga, ON
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 08:00 PM
Tickets: CA $55.00 - CA $85.00
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca

VIRTUOSITY: A Song and Dance Revue @ Bluma Appel Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON! - On Now until Jan 10!

Created and starring the amazing, two-time Tony Award® nominee, Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar, Showboat), VIRTUOSITY is celebrating its World Premiere in Toronto with a 6 week engagement! Called “a tour de force” by The New York Times and a “one woman five-alarm blaze” by Newsday, Vivian Reed is joined by six pheonomenal “triple-threat” performers including Destan Owens (Rent, Smokey Joe’s CafĂ©). The heart and soul of VIRTUOSITY lies in the assionate stories and emotions conveyed through song and dance. The cast, backed by a stellar band, perform both original and well-known material from the likes of Billie Holiday, the lsley Brothers, Smokey Robinson -and even Guiseppe Verdi - in this riveting two-hour event. VIRTUOSITY is sure to be an exciting,and glamourous event!

Bluma Appel Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON

Dec 14, 2009-Jan 10, 2010 – 2 pm and 8 pm

Visit: https://boxoffice.stlc.com/public/show_events_list.asp

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fans Can't Stop Loving Haydain Neale - Pix from the Tribute Concert

Friends, family and fans of the late Haydain Neale, frontman of the band Jacksoul, packed the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Downtown Toronto on Monday night for a powerful tribute concert in his honour. Neale, one of Canada's most talented artists, succumbed to lung cancer on November 22 after a seven-month battle. He had been in recovery from an accident back in August of 2007 in which he was knocked off of his scooter while in the east end of the city. His death came as quite a shock to many as many were not aware that he had developed lung cancer.

Neale's widow, Micheala and daughter Yasmin, who is currently attending university, were in attendance. Michaela, visibly grieving over her loss, read a prepared statement about her husband saying, "The subject he wrote about most often was love...Love is the guiding force in his daily life...Haydain loved people, he thrived on positive relationships with his family, his friends, business associates and anyone he met along the way. Haydain believed that if we all took a little more time to love each other, that strong foundation would see us through the tough times that we all experience."

The event, titled "Can't Stop Loving You: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Haydain Neale," drew a sold-out crowd of adoring fans of the Juno Award winning artist. Canadian music stars who performed at the tribute included: Chantal Kreviazuk, Nelly Furtado, K-os, Ivana Santilli, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Dan Hill, Keisha Chante, Luke McMaster, Divine Brown, Justin Nozuka, Tommy Swick and
Wade O. Brown.

The tribute will air on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and again on Canada Live on CBC Radio One on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

All proceeds from the concert and sales of the album, SOULmate, which was released on December 1 and recorded before Neale's accident, will go to the Haydain Neale Family Trust.

Gospel Christmas Project @ Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON - Sun Dec 13!

Young Centre PresentsDecember 13, 2:00pm and 7:00pm TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Tickets $45, $30 students, $20 (limited seating available on the day of the performance)

Young Centre Resident Artist Andrew Craig returns with his celebrated Gospel Christmas Project, an awe-inspiring transformation of traditional holiday classics into joyous Gospel masterpieces.

The Gospel Christmas Project began as a special concert created by Andrew Craig for CBC Radio in 2006, evolved into a CBC television special that won a New York Festivals International Television & Film Award and was nominated for a Gemini Award, and has since seen a performance at the National Arts Centre (2007), Massey Hall (2007), and two sold-out concerts at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (2008).

Musical director Andrew Craig infuses the impassioned and inspirational nature of Gospel music into a selection of the world's most-loved Christmas carols featuring stellar Canadian vocalists and musicians including Canada's beloved first lady of gospel, jazz and blues, Jackie Richardson, Juno and Gemini-nominated singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans, vocal powerhouse Chris Lowe, R&B star Toya Alexis and the Juno-Award winning Gospel ensemble Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale.

Visit: http://www.youngcentre.ca

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beenie Man Live @ the Kool Haus, Toronto, ON - Sat Dec 12!

Beenie Man and His Band
with Demarco, Konshens & Bugle
Kool Haus
Toronto, ON
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 10:00 PM
Kool Haus
132 Queen's Quay E., Toronto, ON
CA $50.
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca

Soulful Messiah - Ballet Creole @ the Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON - Fri Dec 11 - Sun Dec 13th

Soulful Messiah is a contemporary dance interpretation of Handel’s oratorio, The Messiah. This soulful rendition, infused with R&B, joyously blends Handel’s Messiah and the voices of legendary black singers, resulting in a cornucopia of tap, popular and African-Caribbean dance movements; a tour de force with undeniable holiday appeal.

Showtimes: Dec 11 & 12th @ 8pm Dec 13 @ 3pm

Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON


Regular Ticket: $25-45
Student/Senior Ticket: $20-25
Regular Package Tickets: $20-40

Visit: http://www.balletcreole.org/

Justin Nozuka Live @ the Mod Club, Toronto, ON - Fri Dec 11!

Justin Nozuka
Mod Club Theatre
722 College St., Toronto, ON
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 07:00 PM
CA $22.50
Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca

So You Think You Can Dance Canada @ Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON - Thurs. Dec 10!

So You Think You Can Dance Canada
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 07:30 PM

CA $49.50 - CA $59.50

CA $59.50

CA $39.50 - CA $49.50

Air Canada Centre
40 Bay St., Toronto, ON

Visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aroni Awards Honours Toronto's Unsung Heroes

The 4th Annual INSPIRE 2009 Aroni Awards was another sold-out affair. The event, held last Sunday evening inside the Arcadian Court in the city's downtown core, is one of Toronto's most prestigious awards ceremonies and silent auctions dedicated to empowering and support the youth.

Recognizing the unsung community heroes in various fields, the awards show was hosted by Comedian Jay Martin and television personality, Patricia Jaggernauth. Special guest presenters for the evening included Hon. Margarett R. Best, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Joe Pantalone, Deputy Mayor, Toronto City Councillor. Toronto Transit Commission Chairman Adam Giambrone was also in attendance.

In 2006, Toronto Promoter Mesfun Y. Haile and his family launched The Aroni Awards in memory of his brother Aron Y. Haile, an African Canadian who was tragically killed in an vehicular accident in his hometown, Eritrea (East Africa). At just 30 years old, he had become a role model and mentor in his community and at the time of his death, was on vacation from his position as a Software Developer for the Bank of Montreal. The event was created to inspire and reward young people for their outstanding community achievements.

Education Bursaries were presented to three students, Chante Barnwell, Aman Y. Sultan and Troy Knight for post-secondary schooling. Despite having challenges in their lives, they have perserved and continue to demonstrate excellence while pursuing their dreams.

The AronImage Awards were presented to:

Big it Up, a Canadian fashion hat brand - Youth and Entrepreneurship
Thando Hyman-Aman, first Principal of Toronto's recently launched Africentric Alternative School - Youth and Education
Mitzie Hunter, Toronto Community Housing - Youth and Community
Jermaine Bagnall, Ryerson University Graduate Student Union President - Youth and Sports/Media
Schools Without Borders, a youth led organization making education and learning accessible for young people - The Inspire Award

Entertainment for the show included performances by the Manding Foli Kan Don Drumming Group; R&B Vocalist Kim Davis; Spoken Word Artist Nadine Williams; Vocalist Saidah Baba Talibah; musician Jessi Bear and Dance Troupe, Baby Boyz. Comedians Jean Paul and Arthur Simeon provided some jokes and kept the audience quite entertained.

Kim Davis

Baby Boyz