Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The 2010 Scotiabank Caribana season officially kicked off last Thursday, July 15 with a celebration at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
Hosted by CP24's NNeka Elliott, the launch featured a short "parade of bands" which showcased the vibrant costumes worn by parade revellers as well as performances from local artists.
An announcement was made earlier this week that the festival is $100,000 short on funding after not qualifying for money from the Ministry of Tourism.
The two-week long festival now in it's 43rd year is gearing up for the big parade on Lakeshore which takes place on July 31st.
Other events leading up to the parade include the From the Soul Art Exhibit which launches on July 22nd; the Caribana Gala, at the Liberty Grand on July 23rd; and the King and Queens Competition at Lamport Stadium on July 29th and Pan Alive celebrating the steel pan on July 30th.
For more information visit: http://www.caribanafestival.com
The 16th Annual Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans on this past July 4th long weekend turned out to be a very successful event and probably one of the best attended since its inception. Hotels were sold out, the concerts held at the Superdome were packed and thousands of people poured through the Morial Convention Centre to attend free empowerment and relationship seminars and to shop at the wide range of vendor booths.
The three night concert line-up included a top-notch list of performers including, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson, whose rare concert appearances may have certainly encouraged many people to attend this year's festival.
Still rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans was thriving with celebrities. Many were there to perform, while others pushed their products and/or books. Bell Biv DeVoe, Ginuwine, and MC Lyte were just a few of the many artists who treated convention centre attendees to free concerts. One of the busiest celebrities was Mary J. Blige, who not only performed in concert at the Superdome, but was also seen making her rounds through the convention centre where she had booths to promote her new fragrance, My Life, and her new line of Sunglasses, Melodies, due to launch this fall.
The Walmart and Ford booths were popular interview spots where celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Sherri Shepherd, Co-Host of the View, Actor Boris Kodjoe, Singers Raphael Saadiq, Monica, Trey Songz, and Melanie Fiona all spent time talking about their projects.
This year marks the 40th celebration of the Essence Magazine which caters to empowering Black Women.
Mary J Blige
Bell Biv DeVoe
View more videos from this event on my YouTube channel under CAAllen1
Monday, July 19, 2010
TORONTO-LIME.com, Mr.PLAYHOUSE & 2 Wheel Promotions presents
DE BIKER BOYZ BLOCKO 7
The 7th Annual Pre-Caribana Motorcycle Block Party
The most anticipated Motorcycle event in the GTA goes down...
@ Wheels For Less (Parking Lot) - 7777 Weston Road (NE corner of Weston Rd & Hwy 7)
* STUNTERs Inc.
* Bikini Bike Wash
* Motorcycle Show N Shine
* Poker Run
* Kids Fun Area
* Tons of Raffle Prizes
* Food & Drinks on Sale
* Biker Boyz T-Shirts on Sale
NBA Star JAMAAL MAGLOIRE
Bikers Boyz own Mr PlayHouse
& the Champ SKF
Music by Toronto's Elite...
Starting from Scratch
Loud Mout Chiney
ADMISSION IS FREE!
We are asking for a small donation for parking:
$2 per motorcycle
$5 per car
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT M.A.D.D. Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
* This is a non-alchoholic event to promote safety and road awareness,
* We encourage all motorcyclists and car owners not to drink and ride/drive.
For more information about the event
or to inquire about vending space, exhibitor booths or sponsorship please contact us at...
416-625-7308 / email@example.com
416-451-7842 / firstname.lastname@example.org
519-802-7864 / email@example.com
Follow us for the latest updates on www.twitter.com/debikerboyz
FACEBOOK EVENT LINKS:
BB7 BLOCKO: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129788943720835
BB7 POKER RUN: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131303520242644
BB7 SHOW N SHINE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141162895896231
Bring the whole family for a full day of fun, music and laughter!
Location: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, (Keele and Sheppard) Toronto, ON
Gates open @ 10am - Event ends @ 11pm
Regular Advanced Tickets - $25.00
At the Gate (10am - 5pm) - $30.00
Seniors (65 & over - ID required) - $15.00
Children (Age 6-12) - $10.00
Children (Age 5 & Under) - FREE
No cameras, no projectiles. Patrons cannot bring outside food or alcohol into this event.
Kids Basketball * Fashion Show * Talent Show
Midway Rides * Drama * Comedy
Face Painting * Tunka the Magician
For more info visit: http://www.jamaicadaytoronto.com/
Photo Credit - Carol A. Allen
This is where the Calypso Monarch is crowned. Come and see the best and biggest Canadian Calypsonians battle for the crown. From the topical to the lyrical, the sweet soca rhythms will lift you out of your seat and get you moving.
Date: July 24th | 7:00pm – 12:00am
Place: Ontario Science Centre
Location: 770 Don Mills Rd North
For tickets and more info visit: http://www.ocpacalypsoca.com/index.php/kaiso-365
Scotiabank Caribana welcomes you to be a part of an evening full of the splendor and glamour of Carnival – Right here in downtown.
1,000 guests from around the world will dine and then dance the night away while soaking up the pulsating beat of calypso, soca and steel pan rhythms along with a medley of "signature" beverages.
Place: Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Drive, Toronto, ON
Net Proceeds to Haitian Educational Relief Fund
3rd Annual Scotiabank Caribana Gala
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
The Liberty Grand
25 British Columbia Drive
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
(Dinner - 7:30 pm)
Silent & Live Auctions/Cocktails/Dinner/After Party
Ticket - $160 / Table -$1,600 (includes After Party)
Dress Code - Formal
Featuring popular live band & DJ
For tickets contact: 416-391-5608
After Party - $40:
More @ Door 19+
Dress Code - Formal
Ticket also available at Scotiabank Caribana Office; 416-391-5608)
Time July 23 at 10:00pm - July 24 at 2:00am
Location Harlem E.
67 Richmond St., Toronto, ON
Sounds by DJ Carl Allen
For more info visit: http://www.harlemrestaurant.com
*** OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT***
BLESS ENTERTAINMENT,MAADHAUS PROMO, PRIDE OF AFRICA CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT, SPINALONG ENTERTAINMENT,MOON RAISER ENTERTAINMENT, AFRO ENTERTAINMENT, NEW LEVEL ENTERTAINMENT, FLOWMASTER ENTERTAINMENT & CHIGGZY ENTERTAINMEN...T
are the official promoters for the 'CANADIAN INVASION TOUR'
***P SQUARE LIVE IN TORONTO ONT. JULY 23TH ***
Friday July 23rd
RICOH COLISEUM inside the Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
DOORS OPEN @ 6PM. NO AFRICAN TIME..SHOW WILL START ON TIME.
PRIVATE WELCOMING PARTY HOSTED AT A SURPRISE LOCATION
*****LOCAL STORES SELLS ADVANCE TICKETS NOW (More @ Door)*****
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: **RUSH NOW AND AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE GATE. ONLY 500 TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT A SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE: VIP FLOOR TICKETS ARE NOW ONLY $65! YEP, ONLY $65 FOR THOSE PREVIOUSLY PRICED $90 TICKETS. $55 AND $75 TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. CALL 416-333-8567 OR 647-273-4600 FOR THE OFFICIAL LOCATIONS TO GET TICKETS.
VIP Suites includes the following: Exclusive P Square Private Welcoming Party Wednesday July 21st (details below), VIP seating @ RICOH Coliseum, and After Party Gate Fee is also included.You basically get TWO MAJOR EVENTS.
VIP TIX SOLD EXCLUSIVELY ONLY at the RICOH COLISEUM Box Office OR Call BLESS @ 647.273.4600. The Best Deal in the Country!!!
Additional VIP Details: Exclusive P Square Private Welcoming Party July 21st! Welcoming party includes meet, greet, photo ops with P Square…and so much more!!! Location to be revealed ONLY to VIP members so make sure you give your NAME, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS to whoever you buy your VIP ticket from.
VIP Tickets/seating is limited in number and is on a first come first served basis.
CANADIAN R&B KING
- RAY ROBINSON
NIGERIAN CANADIAN BIG BOSS
- BLACKO BLAZE
QRYPTONIK RECORDS ALLSTARS
- KING AVALANCHE
- SHAUNNA MARIE
FROM OTTAWA & NIGERIAN BORN
FROM TORONTO & GHANAIAN BY ORIGIN
FROM SIERRA LEONE & US BASED
- BIG JOE
***plus much more***
** THE VOICE OF AFRICA: MC BONDEE**
**PLUS a SURPRISE GUEST HOST**
## Music by the GREATEST IN THE GAME-CANADIAN EDITION
DJ BRAVADO - DJ SPINALONG - DJ CHIGGZY - DJ SHORTY-
DJ FLOWMASTER & A SUPRISE INTRODUCTION OF A SPECIAL TALENTED DJ
BUY YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS NOW
@BLESSINGS HAIRPORT: 647-273-4600
@SUYA SPOT: 416-742-7892
CALL 416-333-8567 FOR THE OFFICIAL TICKET OUTLETS IN THE COMMUNITY
AIR CANADA CENTER
RICOH COLISEUM (only on the event date)
CALL/TEXT AMMAR FOR GROUP RATES @ 416-333-8567
VIP/PRIVATE SUITES BOOKINGS:
BLESS ENTERTAINMENT (SERVING WESTON RD & AREA)
CALL/TEXT BLESS @ 647-273-4600 (During work hours)
(SUYA SPOT) 3212 WESTON RD, North York, ON
CALL/TEXT TEE @ 416-876-7834
Friday July 23rd
DJ Wayne, Niterider Ent., Big People Party & Dent. Ent
...Pre-Caribana Party & BBQ
@ Ocean 49 Lounge
2625 Weston Rd., Toronto, ON
Part Dance, Part Lounge, A Soulful Party Vibe
Free ADMISSION until 11:30
Free BBQ until 11:30
Musical Vibes By:
Dj Niteriderfrom 105.5FM & Dj Wayne
Wayne (FAN MAIL), Denton (Saturdays @ Empire) & DJ Niterider (Fridays @ Aura)
STRICT DRESS CODE IN EFFECT
Mature Attire, No Exceptions: No hats, runners, Timbs, hoodies or athletic gear!!!
For info contact:
DJ Wayne - 416-209-8394
Denton - 647-505-3368
Niterider Ent. - 647-892-6453
You are invited to the exhibit launch ..
‘FROM THE SOUL’
Scotiabank Caribana Art Exhibit
THURS JULY 22, 2010
6:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Opening remarks @ 6:45 PM
ROM - Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
(SW corner of University & Bloor)
(Main entrance on Bloor St)
Largest single juried display of African Canadian Art
in over 7000 square feet of exhibit space!
Photo Credit - Carol A. Allen
The Scotiabank Caribana Parade is coming to the 299 Queen St. W. parking lot to get the party started before taking over Toronto.
On Thursday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., CP24, CTV Toronto and CHUM FM will welcome the community to a vibrant celebration in our parking lot.
Feel De Vibe @ 299 will offer the best of the Caribbean – authentic cuisine, music, dancers and lots of fun prizes. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at reasonable prices.
Come on out and Feel De Vibe! Enjoy a Caribbean celebration -- without the five hour flight.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This is the cruise for the ladies of Carnival Nationz. Get Ready cause we take a pre jump for the road right there! Yuh ready to make a boat rock for left to right when we Palancin'!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! You can purchase them online in the purchase section of DBandit.com.
Tickets are $45 + tax and service charge. Your ticket includes food so come hungry sugar, Aunty Janis will take care of you!
Music by your Carnival Nationz road super stars featuring D' Bandit, Mr Playhouse, Enforsas, Soca Sweetness, Kold Fusion and Jester
Tickets available at the following outlets:
Play De Record - downtown (south central) 416-586-0380
Mona's Roti - scarborough (east) 416-412-1200
Charlie's - mississauga SQ 1 (west) 905-896-3663
Drupati's - etobicoke (west) (416) 745-4189
or online at http://www.dbandit.com
Hot Stepper Productions and What It Is! present:
• ULTRA CHILL ~
Sunday, July 17th!
3p - 10p
This week our friends DJ Dave Campbell and Kwame Young bring the "What It Is! " party vibe teaming up with the Bump N' Hustle crew!
We'll also have a Red Stripe tasting for the first gang of people to make the scene!
We invite you to lounge, dance, chow down, sip elixir and party with us in the open air of one of the best patios in the city!
EVERY Sunday afternoon (weather permitting).
This week featuring Bump N’ Hustle DJs:
♫ Mike Tull
♫ Paul E Lopes
Plus Special Guest DJ Dave Campbell!
Hosted by Hot Stepper Productions' Pedro & Carlos Mondesir and guest host Kwame Young
Ultra Supper Club: Rooftop Patio
Dress code? – No!
Cover charge? – No!
Bucket of beer specials? – Yes!
Mojitos? – Si!
Good people and sweet vibes? – Of Course!
The grill: jerk chicken, burgers, satay, seafood, lamb chops, salads, corn on the cob, hummus and more!
Mark that calendar and tell 10 friends!
Join the group for week to week info on special events and weather alerts:
Its The Return of the Original Boogey Down !!!
GOODTIMES IS BACK !!! Legends Edition !!!
Megahertz Music | ShowKase Ent | Brat Pak
The Legends Edition
LEGENDARY ARTISTS, LEGENDARY MUSIC, PHENOMENAL DJ’S
Saturday July 17th 2010
(173 Eglinton Ave, East of Yonge @ Redpath Ave)
LADIES FREE BEFORE 11:30PM ON GUEST LIST
$20 AFTER 11:30PM
Music by : The Goodtimes Legends
Megahertz (dj SeDeuce and Flash Gordon)
(80's and 90's hip hop, rnb, slow jams, reggae, soca and house)
ShowKase the Entertainer
(New Jack Swing, 80's retro, and more...)
The definition of a LEGEND:
Celebrity superstar, icon, phenomenon, luminary, leading light,
giant, megastar, or simply a collection of stories about an admirable person.
Do any of these names ring a bell?...
STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL JACKSON, MARVIN GAYE, PRINCE,
BOB MARLEY, NOTORIOUS BIG, BIG DADDY KANE, JANET JACKSON, BARRY WHITE, AALIYAH, MADONNA, ROBERT OWENS, LIONEL RICHIE,TEVIN CAMPBELL, R. KELLY, NEW EDITION, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, AL GREEN, AND THE LIST GOES ON...
Get on the guest list
Ladies are free before 11:30pm
Guys are $10 before 11:30pm
Everyone is $20 after 11:30pm
(if you are not on the list admission is $20 all night)
Guest list closes at 5pm the day the of the event.
FREE COPIES OF THE NEW 90NOW MIX CD VOL 5
FOR EVERYONE WHO ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR CARIBANA !!!
Junior Carnival is an annual parade that gives children the opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture and share it with their community. Young masqueraders dance through the streets in their brightly coloured costumes. This parade, similar to the Caribana Parade is made up of a series of Band Leaders displaying costumes in competition. The band sections are made up of only children who are beginning to participate in Caribana Festival traditions.
Location: Yorkgate Mall (Jane & Finch) , 1 York Gate Boulevard, North York, ON
Time: 11a - 4p
Saturday, July 17, 2010
6 Degrees Venue
2335 Yonge Street (north of Eglinton), Toronto, ON
Andy C, Eddie Williams, The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw, DJ Glen C, the Mailman George Fynn and Ms. Sutra
For the ultimate FREE customer appreciation party
DJ Glen C
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw
The Mailman George Fynn
playing a little bit of everything......old and new
All you have to do is pick-up your FREE ticket at any of the following locations:
Nappy's Hair Shoppe (all locations)
Discount Beauty Supplies (all locations)
Majestic Barbers & Salon
RSVP to Eddie at Eddie@GoToAparty.com to get on the FREE guest list.
FREE tickets and RSVP guest list valid until 11:30 p.m.
stylishly casual....wear your jeans if you like just be sure to dress them up....
Come enjoy a FREE night out on us.......
P.S.....BIRTHDAY PARTIES are welcome.....just let us know.....
Are you ready?
It's the one that started it all...
15th Annual WHITEOUT is THIS SATURDAY!
Whether you purchase advanced tickets or you choose to pay more at the door, remember that you must wear ALL WHITE. We are strict on this.
Other white-themed parties may allow you entry in any colour once something on you is white. This is not any other white-themed party.
THIS IS WHITEOUT.
This is a tradition that always takes place two weeks prior to Caribana.
Do you love Soca? Do you have the stamina to fete from 10p - 6a??
This Saturday, its WHITEOUT and we goin' till its BRIGHTOUT.
ROY CAPE ALL STARS featuring BLAXX, RITA JONES & OLATUNJI are ready.
ZAN & UMI MARCANO from the HD FAMILY are ready.
KOS crew are ready. All the special guest DJ's are ready.
The question remains, are you ready?
Ticket outlets are listed below.
See you on Saturday...
Location: Kool Haus, 132 Queen's Quay East, Toronto, ON
Don't forget to sign up for PORTRAITS OF INNOCENCE.
Spread yuh wings and come down the Lakeshore with us and Saldenah.
Come check us at the mas camp (12 Cranfield Rd. Toronto) or sign up online at www.saldenahcarnival.com
Tickets for WHITEOUT, KOS J'OUVERT and BIG PEOPLE OUTDOOR FETE are all available at the following authorized outlets:
~ DOWNTOWN/CENTRAL ~
PLAY DE RECORD - 357 Yonge St. Downtown, Toronto (416.586.0380)
TALIB ROBINSON (416.554.7343 or bbm 21E12EBE)
MARXMAN from KOS (416.245.6411 ext. 6 or bbm 22388BD0)
~ EAST ~
SUNSHINE SOUND & LIGHTING - 2604 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough (416.265.3600)
MONA'S ROTI - 4810 Sheppard Ave E. Scarborough (416.412.1200)
PAPA JOE'S BAKERY - 283B Morningside Ave. Scarborough (416.208.6037)
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)
EMAN from KOS (416.245.6411 ext. 1)
~ WEST ~
CHARLIE'S FOOD MART - 3057 Hurontario St. Mississauga (905.896.3663)
DRUPATIS ROTI & DOUBLES - 975 Albion Rd. Etobicoke (416.745.4189)
LOC N' TWIST - 105-49 Hillcrest Ave. Brampton (905.463.1747)
ISLAND MIX 2 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - 3175 Rutherford Rd across from Vaughn Mills Mall (905.761.6649)
DJ 2TOUCH - Brampton (416.605.3592 or bbm 21A88972)
DR. JAY DE SOCA PRINCE
Join us for a FREE 2-hour bootcamp session as we bring Bootcamp to downtown Toronto –you’ve asked and we’ve listened!
Friday July 16th
O.I.P. Dance Class, 190 Richmond St East, 2nd Floor @ Jarvis, Toronto, ON
6:00 – 8:00 p.m FREE
Space is limited - arrive early
Check out the Promotional Video!!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
... It's finally here...
BAND vs DJ 2
The SOUNDCLASH of the YEAR is BACK!!!
at THE SEXY 6 DEGREES VENUE, 2335 Yonge St.
(North of Eglinton), Toronto, ON
CHICKEN & WAFFLES
DJ CARL ALLEN
(Dj stylus award nominee 2008)
Vocals - Omar Lunan (as seen on Canadian Idol)
Keys - Joel Joseph (Nelly Furtado/ Ivanna Santilli)
Drums - Derryk Roach (Keisha Chante)
Percussion - Oscar De Conga (Ajulie/ Toronto Funk Alliance)
They will BATTLE to see who can play the BEST
HIP HOP, R&B, OLD SCHOOL, FUNK, REGGAE, HOUSE
Also featuring DJ Brian CaleRo from the
TORONTO FUNK ALLIANCE
FRIDAY, JULY 16th @ 9pm
Guestlist before 11pm - $5
For more info 416.826.9700
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attire: Clean, Classy & Current, NO - T-SHIRTS / SNEAKERS / FITTED HATS / BAGGY CLOTHING
Monday, July 12, 2010
Mario Live in Concert
Friday July 16, 2010 @ 9:00PM
Rozz Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, 200 Advance Blvd
Tickets: $35 - $125
For more info: http://www.rozzentertainment.com/Entertainment_Complex/events.html
This Friday Redemption brings to you another first, we bring to you a singing legend that has not been to Toronto in many years. Many would say his voice has the widest range in the history of reggae music. His talent is known all over the world and we are bringing him here to Toronto this Friday July 16th inside the Sound Academy. In addition to that Redemption brings you a talent known to the people with their ear to the ground in the reggae community. This rising star of Reggae is fast becoming a household name and is now mentioned in the likes of Sanchez, Tony Curtis, Beres Hammond, Cocoa Tea and many other singing greats that have risen in Reggae music.
Location: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON
TICKET OUTLETS AS FOLLOWS:
Play De Record - downtown (south central) 416-586-0380
Treasure Isle Records - uptown (north central) 416-787-7615
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
Essense Barber Shop - ajax 905-428-3264
2 Lined Music - (scarborough) 416-264-3999
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
Majestic Salon - mississauga (west) NEW 905-268-1111
Nicey's - brampton 905-450-6045
For more info visit: http://dbandit.com/
DIANNA * DR. JAY DE SOCA PRINCE * IAN ANDRE ESPINET
present the original...
BIG PEOPLE MIDNITE BOAT RIDE
On Friday July 16th, aboard
The Enterprise 2000
Pier 35, 242 Cherry Street, Toronto, ON
Departing: 10pm SHARP
Dr. Jay de Soca Prince & Soca Vibes
with the Toronto Iron Legends Rhythm Section
$40.00 (plus outlet service charge)
Price includes catering by Island Mix Restaurant, featuring delicious West Indian Chinese cuisine
AUTHORIZED TICKET OUTLETS:
Downtown - Play De Record - 357 Yonge St. (416.586.0380)
East - Mona's Roti - 4810 Sheppard Ave E. (416.412.1200)
West - Charlie's Food Mart - 3057 Hurontario St. (905.896.3663)
West - Drupatis Roti & Doubles - 975 Albion Rd. (416.745.4189)
FOR MORE INFORMATION / TICKETS:
Ian 416-293-4812 :: email@example.com
The official ceremony launches the activities for the Scotiabank Caribana Festival Season.
Date: July 15th | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: South-East corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets
Location: 20 Dundas Street West
For more info visit: http://www.caribanafestival.com
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Rakim (of Eric B & Rakim) performs at the Beats, Breaks and Culture Festival taking place at Harbourfront Centre.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sirius Stage, Harbourfront Centre,
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture.
It is an event of song, dance, drumming and theatre, featuring world-renowned African music acts as well as dozens of highly-rated African musical groups based in Canada. With a bustling African marketplace, food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum stage, music workshops, and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children
For more info and festival lineup visit: http://www.musicafrica.org/
DISTINCTION UPTOWN - DJ Mr. Al's Cancer Birthday Celebration @ Mint Nightclub, Toronto, ON - Sat Jul 10th!
Join us as we celebrate the Birthday of
The Boombastic DJ Mr. AL.
Saturday July 10th, 2010 @ 10:30 PM
Inside the all new and exciting
173 Eglinton Ave East (east of Yonge)
For years you’ve enjoyed his music. For over a decade he’s been entertaining Toronto’s upscale audiences like no one else can. It’s been the music that’s kept you coming back and back again. And on this night we step it up to celebrate the man behind the music.
Join our official sponsor Absolut Vodka
for the official birthday celebration for one of Toronto's finest DJ.
It’s a celebration and celebrate we shall...
400 Free Cocktails before Midnite (Courtesy of Absolut Vodka)
$4.00 drink specials
Toronto’s Best DJ’s
The city’s premier upscale party crowd
All Cancerians are encouraged to party with us for this annual event.
RSVP with your Guest List and we will take care of the rest.
To RSVP or to book your birthday party call or text
Al @ 416-878-6545
You invite the guests and we will provide the entertainment!!!!
.::1st Fridays - July 9th - Real Estate & Finance Edition::.
Friday July 9th, 2010 @
Ritz Caribbean Restaurant
77 Lower Jarvis
(Just south of the Esplanade....Green P Parking at Lower Jarvis & Esplanade)
From 6:30pm until...
Isaac Olowolafe of Dream Maker Realty Inc.
Eve Marshall Interior Designer - From TV shows "The Fix" & "Save Us from Our House"
Noel Walrond - Being Financially Independent through Real Estate Investment
Tricia Trotter - Mortgage Agent - Mortgage Brokers.com
Odeen Eccleston - Realtor - Right At Home Realty Inc.
Ward 43 City Council Candidate Samuel Getachew
Lorraine Cross - Ardyss International - Body Magic
The Mix & Mingle Afterparty & more...
Admission is $10 before 7:30pm, $20 after...($5 off for Students with proper I.D)
Black Board International
Planet Africa Network
Bryce Brown Accounting
Nikki Clarke Inc.
Roy Virtue Photography
Caribbean Vibrations TV
Volume Media Group
Excelovate (Da Ultimate Hookup)
For more information visit:
Friday July 9th
Chris Rouse showcases his particular brand of soul,which fuses organic new school with old school nuances.
7:30pm - 11pm
DJ Black Cat
7:30pm - 11pm
Saturday July 10th
Lisa Michelle is a Pop Soul singer/songwriter from Toronto. Her music is sweet & sexy, smoothed out by warm, earthy vocals and a soulful musicality. Her live performances are accompanied by an acoustic guitarist, highlighting the intimacy behind each song.
7:30pm - 11pm
THE INVINCIBLE DJ CARL ALLEN
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights Harlem opens the Renaissance Room for
live music and dining
Every Monday Night
Open Jam Night with Vocalist/ Bandleader Carolyn T
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Motown, R&B, Swing & Pop
8pm - midnight
Every Wednesday Night
MUSIC IS THE ANSWER
Join Toronto's most talented musicians,
DJ's & spoken word artists
Doors open at 8pm
67 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON
FOR EVENT LISTINGS CHECKOUT
For more info and tickets visit: http://toronto.hahaha.com/
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About Women for Dummies @ Royal St. George, Toronto, ON - Wed Jul 7 - Sat Jul 10th!
Following last year's hit show, I Hate Poetry, the Dream Chasers (Dwayne Morgan, Tomy Bewick, and Leviathan) are back with their new show, Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About Woman for Dummies at the Toronto Fringe Festival!
You have four more chances to see the show at the Royal St. George (120 Howland Ave) In yesterday's email, we listed the wrong time for Wednesday's show. The show on Wednesday, July 7th, is actually at 7:30, Thursday, July 8th, 3:15, Friday, July 9th, 11:15, and Saturday, July 10th, 6:45, then the show will move to the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets are available at the door for $10. The Fringe Festival does not allow late comers, so you must be on time!
For more info visit:
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Despite being set back a couple of weeks, Toronto DJ Dwayne "D'Bandit" Pitt could not have asked for a better day for his inaugural "Sunset" party, a new concept overlooking Toronto's waterfront at the Solarium/Sound Academy venue.
The late afternoon party from 5p - 11p, something that Toronto is not really accustomed to, was a celebration of Pitt's 15 year anniversary in the business and his birthday. A lavish spread of hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Tasty Restaurant and performances by Soca Superstar, Rupee, and Reggae Artist, Gyptian made this event extra special.
Gyptian, (born Windel Beneto Edwards) who had suffered injuries in a motorcycle collision in his native, Jamaica just 12 days earlier before the June 19th event, addressed to the predominantly female fans, that he had patches and bruises but said, "for my ladies, I'm so tough." He belted out his hit track "Beautiful Lady" on cue, and later went into other tracks, "Mama Don't Cry," "Serious Times" and a few others before captivating the audience with a fifteen minute rendition of his mega hit "Hold Yuh," which is the title of his upcoming album to be released on July 20th.
Rupert Clarke, better known as Rupee, brought his party vibes as he had the crowd singing and dancing to every song.
The Barbados-born artist has had much success with hits like "Jump," "Tempted to Touch," and "What Happens in de Party." The success of this event will undoubtedly be talked about for months to come, and until then, we'll just have to look forward to the next Sunset.
More videos from this event on my YouTube channel, CAAllen1