Sunday, August 29, 2010
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 05TH
It's The WBLK REUNION PARTY END OF SUMMER EVENT
(Hitz Link Below And Enjoy)
Labour Day Long Weekend Sunday, September.05th
Eddie Williams & Andy C
The Official TORONTO WBLK reunion party
end of summer “BATTLE OF THE DJ’S” Edition.
Featuring all of your favorite WBLK hosts & Dj’s from back in the day.
From Buffalo Dj Huk-Her & Dj Heat
From Toronto Dj Quincy of the Ebony Sound Crew & Dj Glen C.
From Buffalo and WBLK The Magic Man
From Toronto Choice Mc
6 Degrees Venue
2335 Yonge Street (Just NORTH of Eglinton), Toronto, ON
SPECIAL & LIMITED $9.37($10) tickets NOW available at
ALL Discount Beauty Supplies Locations, ALL Nappy’s Hair Shoppes, System Music in Pickering,
Play De Record and Loc N’ Twist locations.
Please Note when the SPECIAL $10 tickets are SOLD OUT,
advance tickets then becomes $20.
Official Ticket Outlets
Discount Beauty Supplies
Toronto 416 781-1679 ,Scarborough 416 289-9689 ,Mississauga 905 848-2228
Nappy's Hair Shoppe Markham:905 948-0884 & Mississauga 905 949-6787
Play De Record (Downtown) 416 586-0380
System Music(Pickering) 905 831-4969
Loc N' Twist (Brampton) 905 463-1747
Gloria Gaynor with The Drifters featuring Rick Sheppard @ the CNE Toronto Star Bandshell, Toronto, ON - Sat Sept 4th!
Saturday, September 4th
Time: 7:30 pm
Toronto Star Bandshell - Bandshell Park
If you’re not familiar with the Grammy Award winning, First Lady of Disco, Gloria Gaynor by name, you will certainly know her greatest hit, I Will Survive. Gloria made history as Billboard gave birth to the Disco Action Charts in 1973 and her first hit, Never Can Say Good-Bye became the first Dance Song to reach #1 status in dance music. Gloria’s popularity has continued to flourish, constantly touring and making appearances on such popular programs as Ally McBeal and That 70’s Show.
This concert is FREE with CNE Admission! Due to the potential popularity of this concert, seating & sightlines are not always guaranteed.
Profile Entertainment and BratPak in association with Havana Club Rum proudly presents
The Celebrity DJ Series Part 1:
Starring The Legendary
World Renowned DJ, Rapper, Actor
The Legendary Biz Markie will rock you while spinning the best of Old School, New School, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and more. Catch him live and feel the groove at this rare Toronto appearance. So get ready on this Labour Day Saturday to party with a legend who have been rocking dance floors from New York to Tokyo and everywhere in between. Ladies and Gentlemen it's DJ Biz Markie!
Labour Day Weekend
Saturday September 4th, 2010 @ 10:30pm
Inside the all new and exciting
173 Eglinton Ave East (east of Yonge)
Sponsored By Havana Club Rum
Complimentary Mint Mojitos before Midnite For Everyone Courtesy of Havana Club.
The Legendary – Biz Markie
With the Original Voice of Toronto
Advance Tickets $15 - valid All Night –RSVP $15 - valid before 11:30pm.
RSVP now for the $15 guestlist at email@example.com or call/text 647.889.4636.
To Purchase Advance Tickets call or email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647.889.4636
This LABOUR DAY WEEKEND!!
Saturday, September 4,
...Dancehall Fete XIV Presents to you....
...AID-D-D-D-D-Donia Live in concert
...inside KOOL HAUS...
...Need I say more? Get your tickets and book your booths early this will be a sold out event.
..:: Music By ::..
SPEX [di Riddim Track Master]
DR.JAY [the Soca Prince]
SYNDIKITZ ARMY [send fi di ARMY]
DJ 2NICE [Get Ya Ears Checked]
..:: Hosted by ::..
PRAWJECTZ OF BATTLEGROUND ENT
& JUICE OF KAMAKACCI
Location KOOL HAUS - GUVERNMENT COMPLEX
132 Queens Quay
FOR TICKETS/BOOTHS/INFO CALL/TEXT 647.770.5401
OR PIN: 21F9E207
(SEAN, LEON & BRE)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD
50 CUMBERLAND ST, Toronto, ON
The Sold Out Karibana Old Explosion Continues
To End the Summer Right!
Music by DJ Glen C with MC GQ and Special Guest DJ
2 for 1 tickets $15
Book your Virgo Bday Party!
$100 Bottles available: Absolute Vodka any Flavour and Appleton Rum (tax and gratuity =$130) b4 12AM
COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE B4 12AM
CELEBRATING THE 30TH BIRTHDAYS OF GAVING CLARKE AKA (BIG MACKZZ)
& MONIQUE MAYERS
To RSVP for 2 People for $15 b4 11:30pm
For info: Sean 416-836-3001
Monday, August 23, 2010
Mic and Soul
Sunday Aug 29th featuring SoJay!
$10 Advance Tickets
MStudio 1001 Meyerside Rd. Miss. ON
Show time 6:30 ~ Doors Open 6:00
There will be other performers. Check out the website for details.
This is a great opportunity to see SoJay perform live with a band.
A nice way to end off your weekend on a Sunday night.
You don’t have to travel downtown and deal with parking.
It’s just 5 min. away from 80 Courtneypark.
Please forward to family and friends
It would be so very amazing to see you there!
The mic and soul stage has seen the likes of…
And many more…
You can pickup tickets from Sojay
Ensure that you say my name (SoJay) at the door to enter at the advance ticket rate.
But picking up your ticket in advance would make things easiest for YOU.
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support by picking up the album.
Hosted by Kenny Robinson with Jean Paul, Cedric Newman,Alyson Smith,Chris Robinson,Dana Alexander,Martha E. Chaves and BIRTHDAY BOY
Marc Trinidad headlining the show.
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
224 Richmond St west
Admission: $16.20 Plus applicable taxes
Call 416-967-6425 for reservations
Carl Lyte , Warren Salmon and First Fridays Cordially Invited to the:
4th Annual Summer Groove Yacht Cruise ---- Sunday August 29th, 2010
Aboard the Enterprise 2000
Boarding at 3:30pm...Cruising from 4:30pm until 9pm
Hosted : Warren Salmon, Carl Lyte, GPHT, CABL, Dwight Samuels ,
Dennis (T.G.W.T.B ) , Dj Wayne , MC GQ
with Music supplied by The Mailman George Fynn & DJ Nigel B
The Yacht boards at Cherry St. Docks at 242 Cherry St., Toronto
Complimemtary Hors D'oeuvres / Cash Bar / Food Available
***This cruise has Sold-out for the past 2-years***
Tickets are $35 until August 22nd & $40 after!
To purchase tickets - click or go to the link below:
or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (email Money transfers also accepted) or
call Warren Salmon @ 416-441-0792 or Carl Lyte @ 416-894-7040.
Tickets are also available at the following locations (Please call first):
444 Yonge Street, College Park
Toronto , ON. M5B 2H4
44 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G2K2
Play De Record Inc
357A Yonge Street, N. of Dundas
A Different Booklist
764 Bathurst St, S. of Bloor
1145 Morningside Ave., (N. of the 401)
Nappy's Hair Shoppe (Mississagua)
23 Dundas Street East,
Earlier this Summer you rocked the boat at Créme ~ The Uber Sexy Boat Cruise. Then you elevated to a world-class social affair at Caribana Above The City at Toula on the Westin. The next day you joined Michael and Mesfun once again for Caribana Casbah at Markaz. Well now the dynamic duo Michael and Mesfun has done it again!
Join Profile Entertainment and MeetMesfun@ for the 2nd Annual
Glow... In The White Sky
The All White Soirée
All White Wear ~ All White Decor ~ All White Linen ~ All White Backdrop
Saturday August 28th, 2010
This is your last chance to wear white and glow under our amazing black light. Dress Code is summer sexy, chic, fresh, upscale, stylish... And of course All White.
25 plus clientele – Semi-Formal Dress Code In Full Effect
(No Hats, Runners, Jeans or Athletic Gear)
Now MOVED from Toula's At the Westin to The Brand New and Luxurious...
169 King Street East
(King and Jarvis)
Special Guest Hosts and Guest DJ To Be Announced
Birthday Parties Welcomed. Complimentary bottle of Champagne for parties of 15 or more. Book your party now and reserve your private VIP section
RSVP Now for the $15 guestlist valid before 11:30pm with all white wear. Send your request to email@example.com or call/text 647.889.4636. When sending your RSVP please include your first and last name as well as the number of guests that will be attending with you
Advance Tickets May Also be purchased for $15 and are valid all night. Tickets are available to purchase online by clicking Here . Tickets may also be purchased by Interac Email Money Transfer. When sending payment by Email please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use security code "toulas".
Tickets Will Also Be Available At:
Play De Record
357 Yonge St. North of Dundas - 416.586.0380
Don't Forget the Labour Day Monday Afternoon Boat Cruise onboard the newly renovated Stella Borealis. Tickets are going fast at the Early Bird price of just $35. Get your tickets now before the price goes up. Call 647.889.4636.
DJ Mr. Al
From the HD Family, ZAN & UMI will be the featured artists next week Saturday when we launch "Season 2" of the party with a purpose.
BFF - BEST FETE FOREVER
SATURDAY AUGUST 28th
1957 Kennedy Rd. at Progress in Scarborough
Admission is ONLY $10 before 11p when you bring 5 or more canned goods that we donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
You get a big fete on a Saturday with artists performing in an intimate venue for only $10 while your donations makes a huge difference in the lives of people within our community. Season 1 donated over 2000 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Let's top that in Season 2 beginning next Saturday,
For more info contact Dr. Jay de Soca Prince email: email@example.com
Christopher Colville and the Constituents Present...
RESPECT THE PAST, LOOK TO THE FUTURE
MUSIC: 90'S TIL NOW
MEGAHERTZ: DJ SEDEUCE FLASH GORDON AND LOVE JONES
SPECIAL GUEST DJ CHARLIE BROWN
HOSTED BY: DAMON B (BRAT PAK) AND BOBBY D (THE VOICE)
SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH, 2010
INSIDE: SIX DEGREES VENUE
(2335 YONGE ST, NORTH OF EGLINTON)
Finally an event series arrives in Toronto that will merge music and lifestyle! Mr Colville and the ConstituENTs plan to elevate your night life to a new level never before seen. Taste, style and substance are only a few of the ingredients combining to create this brand. 90NOW is not just an event, it’s a lifestyle that speaks to an entire generation who embrace change, but also have a flare for the elements that caused changes in our lifestyle today. In short, respect that past and look to the future is virtually everything you will need to know in order to appreciate 90NOW. Be apart of the of the experience August 28th inside Six Degrees.
INFORMATION AND ADVANCE $20 TICKETS CALL
DOWNLOAD ALL THE 90 NOW MIX CDS AT
Currently flying up the charts with their new single Your Man, Down With Webster, is coming to the EX. Timbaland calls them the illest group I've ever seen live in person and the most amazing and creative, innovative group that's going to come out in 2010. DWW smashed the charts with their first single Rich Girl$ late in 2009 and are gearing up for their second major label album on Universal Motown with Time To Win Vol. II slated for a spring release.
FREE with CNE Admission!
Kingston 6 Entertainment Presents …
Kingston 6 Entertainment is proud to bring back the amazing one woman show Jamaica Farewell the play to Toronto!
Based on her true-life story, NAACP award-winning writer/performer Debra Ehrhardt’s, Jamaica Farewell tells the story of her journey to leave Jamaica during the midst of political unrest in the 1970’s. Ehrhardt makes daring and courageous choices, risking prison time and even death in her attempt to pull off her
plans to escape. Follow the tale of one woman’s predicament resulting in the realization of her lifelong dream to start over in America through the aide of an unwitting and infatuated American CIA agent. The award-winning play will run in Jamaica this August, then travels to Ottawa for 2 shows on August 29! If
you have not seen it, come see why Rita Wilson-Hanks, (producer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has optioned this play to be made in a feature film!
SAT AUG 28, 2010
GLENN GOULD STUDIO
250 Front St. West
(W of University Ave)
Time: 4 PM & 8 PM
BUY TICKETS ONLINE at Roy Thomson Hall http://www.roythomson.com/eventdetail?eventId=602
TO Tix http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/Search.action?query=jamaica+farewell
TICKET OUTLETS: From SUN AUG 15th
Loc N Twist 905-463-1747 49 Hillcrest Ave, Brampton
Loc N Twist 416-850-0336 14 St. Andrews St, Toronto
Majestic 905-268-1111 289 Dundas St East - Unit 6, Miss.
United Ach. 905-455-6789 36 Queen Street East, Brampton
2 SHOWS ONLY!
For more details, go to: www.jamaicafarewelltheplay.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada's Official Producer Competition
32 Producer Showdown (Tournament Style)
Location: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Doors open 8:30p, Show 9p
Tickets avail at Play De Record
Guest Judge: BOI 1DA, Hosted by Trixx
For details visit:
Classified with Keys N Krates @ the Toronto Star Bandshell, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON - Fri Aug 27th!
Riding high off the success of his certified platinum hit single, Oh Canada, East Coast rapper Classified (Luke Boyd) has officially arrived! His latest album is titled Self Explanatory.
Keys N Krates are the ultimate live-remixing experience, combining live-instrumentation, turntablism and live sampling to not only reinterpret but also reinvent existing music of all genres right before your very eyes.
FREE with CNE Admission!
On Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 8 Producers will battle it out @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
SBR is not your regular producer battle, at SBR we avoid the push play aspect of the battle everything is LIVE and uncut in front of the audience.
There are three challenges in each round of SBR.
First Challenge: Flip and Sample
Producers have to flip a sample and use it to create a new beat their beat will go up against 7 other producers.
Four Producers Eliminated
Second Challenge: Mass Appeal
Time Allotted: 5 minutes
Producers arrange beats live and have to include the crowd in the process. The producer who moves the crowd most creatively, wins.
Two Producers Eliminated
Final Challenge: Remix
Time Allotted: 15 minutes
This is the ultimate test of skills and style. Two producers will be given an accapella from a well known song and 15 minutes to create their own beat to that song.
8 producers x 4 shows = A helluva lot of talent
Up for grabs: $1500 in cash and prizes
Sign up at www.soundbattleroyale.com
Want more info? go to www.soundbattleroyale.com
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This is what MISSISSAUGA has been waiting for....
JAG CREATIVE GROUP in association with Wayne Chung Presents..
MISSISSAUGA'S STAND UP COMEDY SUNDAY
..." YOU GOT JOKES " -- Chapter 01
SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 2010
FOX AND THE FIDDLE
285 Enfield Place, Mississauga - (905) 566-1355
TRIXX... Toronto's Funniest Comic!
DAVE MERHEJE ... We Ain't Terrorists!
... and other guest comedians
DOORS OPEN: 8PM, SHOWTIME 8:30PM
$10 Advance Tickets
Granny's Restaurant - 905.272.4950
Nicey's Food Mart- 905. 270. 4417
Broadway Fashion Square One - 905. 848. 4823
For more information & tickets call:
JAG CREATIVE GROUP: 416-875-5604
WAYNE CHUNG: 416-528-6257
This exciting and wonderful play opens on August 21, 2010. Other performances in Scarborough, Mississauga, Hamilton, Ottawa and Montreal during the months of September and October. Tickets will go on sale soon.
Visit us at www.rinkahentertainment.com
Get your old School on.. This is the Boat ride you cannot miss! Back by Popular demand $40 advance tickets are already moving fast.You will be musically entertained by "the Crowd Pleaser" DJ Mark Anthony, Allan Ladd and Rookie. You are guaranteed to enjoy this cruise. Exquisite Quisine By Willy's and HB Deserts.
Saturday, Aug 21@ 9pm
Aboard The Stella Borealis
25 Queens Quay West. Pier 27 @ the foot of Yonge Street
Don't hesitate to get your group together,and put on your best Black or White outfit. Call Jennifer 416-821-5379
for early ticket delivery or check out your local outlet..
Scarborough: Voluptous In the Scar.Town Mall 416-296-7483
Toronto: Play de Record Yonge Street-416-586-0380
Willy's Jerk ( Wilson) 416-244-2035
Brampton: Bev's Spa Steeles and Rutherford-905-454-3659
Mississauga: Granny's Dundas& Hurontario-905-272-4950
Canadian Coconut Comedy Show, Starring Brian Francis,
“More Than Just For Laughs”
Thank you to all those who bought tickets in advance, we're expecting SOLD OUT SHOW!
Tickets are available online at http://www.creativeideals.com/events.html
After his recent debut in Los Angeles, California and with over a decade of performances, Brian Francis will dazzle the stage once again in his 2nd annual fund raiser. 50% of the ticket sales will be donated to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Viewers claimed Francis is a great entertainer and a true comedy marvel!
** ADULTS ONLY, SOME COARSE LANGUAGE **
DATE & TIME
Saturday August 21, 2010
Doors open 8pm. Showtime 8:30pm to 10pm
Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ont., M5R 3G5, 416-913-8197
3 blocks north of Bloor Street, on the west side
Buy online http://www.creativeideals.com/events.html
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
Sunshine Music Store, 2604 Eglinton Ave., Scarborough Ont., (416) 265-3600
Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00am.
Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ont., M5R 3G5 416-913-8197
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10am and 7pm
Creative Ideals Entertainment
Phone (416) 230-2162
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Dundas Square edition of HHK recently. That was definitely a lot of fun... Now get ready for the true event as we set up shop once again at our homebase: Revival. This is the 43rd edition of Toronto's Hip-Hop Karaoke!
HIP-HOP KARAOKE: Round #43
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2010
...REVIVAL - 783 College Street (at Shaw)
with hosts ABDOMINAL + MORE OR LES
and DJs NUMERIC + DALIA + TED DANCIN'
10:00pm • $5 Before 11pm • 19+ Event
Songs Available: http://www.hhktoronto.com/
Follow us on The Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hhktoronto
Monday, August 16, 2010
Trey Anthony Studios & See Saw Live Productions presents “LYME AND TINGS”, Toronto's only Apollo-style talent competition for singers, MCs and spoken word artists! Hosted by the savagely hilarious comedian, Trixx!
Twenty contestants will vie for a $500 cash prize and have the chance to be seen by Toronto’s decision makers. From industry insiders to talent scouts, at LYME AND TINGS you never know who will be in the audience. But you can’t miss the judges!
Rachael-Lea Rickards (actress, playwright), Jemeni (performance poet, comedian) and CoCo “Cognac” Brown (singer, and winner of the last LYME AND TINGS) round out the judges corner. With the help of the audience, they'll be making the cuts and critiques! Recording artist Gary Beals (of Canadian-Idol fame) and acclaimed spoken-word artist and producer Dwayne Morgan join the team as featured performers and guest judges.
For a night of FRESH talent, belly laughs and a “LYME-LICIOUS” menu offering a 3-course dinner for just $20, this summer's LYME AND TINGS is NOT to be missed.
The show will be EVERY THURSDAY IN AUGUST beginning on the 5th, with the highly anticipated finale on August 26th at The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick Ave in Toronto. $10 cover at the door.
LIVE AT SOUND ACADEMY
11 POLSON ST. TORONTO
FIVE & DIME, ETNIES & PUSH.CA PRESENT
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
SCRATCH (FROM THE ROOTS)
& THE TEAM CANADA DJ'S
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2010
FREE ALL NIGHT!!!
This and Every Monday Night
Canadian Reggae World
Too Nubian Entertainment
The Lion's Den
61 Ossington Ave, Toronto
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw @ the controls
+ guest DJs
Reggae, R & B, House, Soca
Country, Rock, House, Hip Hop
Alternative, Dance & Dancehall...
Anything you like....
Try to Stump the DJ's
Bar shot and drink specials, Dominoes,
Reggae for Life T Shirt Giveaways
For more info email: email@example.com
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) celebrated a milestone this year with their 35th annual convention being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA.
The convention, which took place from July 28th to August 1st aimed to provide career opportunities for members through their career fair and networking events. NABJ also hosted workshops, an author's showcase and bookstore, several gala award events, film screenings and receptions.
With a year of turbulence in the job market, especially with an huge number of job losses in the media industry, there was some doubt whether or not attendance for this convention would match previous years. However, during the opening ceremonies, NABJ President, Kathy Times, announced "some people predicted a low turnout for this year's convention, a west coast convention, that it would be a ghost town. NABJ, we have exceeded our projected attendance."
Various well-known faces, celebrities and newsmakers attended the conference. Dr. Mehmet Oz, best known for his own highly ranked health-related daytime television show, "The Dr. Oz Show," delivered an educational series on becoming a smart patient and small steps to adjusting your life for better health.
Actress and Model, Beverly Johnson, made an appearance at "The Black List Volume III" screening and reception. The HBO project is the third installment in a series of interviews and photos with some of Black America's elite including Singer John Legend, Actress & Co-Host of the View, Whoopi Goldberg, Black Entertainment Television C.E.O., Debra Lee and Actor Hill Harper.
Director Spike Lee, who has a film slated to air on HBO in late August titled, "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," also screened it for NABJ attendees. The film is the follow up to his 2006 documentary, "When the Levees Broke," which chronicled the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans the previous year.
Shirley Sherrod, who was fired from her job as a Georgia State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture in mid-July, made an on-stage appearance at the NABJ convention. Sherrod made headlines after a conservative blogger posted excerpts of her from an NAACP speech in March of this year which made her appear to make racist remarks towards a farmer who requested financial help for his farm. Once the video was fully reviewed, the NAACP, the USDA and the White House apologized and offered her job back, however, she has not yet accepted. She also told NABJ attendees that she is considering a lawsuit and refuses to speak to Fox news who after airing the excerpt, made no effort to air the full video.
Many achievement awards were giving out during various receptions throughout the 5-day convention. Canadian Hockey Pioneer, Willie O'Ree, was a recipient of the Sam Lacy Sports Pioneer Award. O'Ree was the first Black player in the National Hockey League and managed to play despite being almost blind in one eye. In 2008, he was given the Order of Canada recognizing him for his contributions to the sport. Other awards of distinction were given out to members of the media during a Salute to Excellence Gala.
To celebrate next year's NABJ convention being held in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) held an All-Red Wear "Philly Love" Kick Off Party, hosted by Hip Hop Artist Monie Love, a Philly native, and Kid 'n Play's DJ, DJ Wiz.
Former Canadian NHL Player Willie O'Ree Accepts the Sam Lacy Sports Pioneer Award
Spike Lee talks to CNN's Chris Lawrence about his upcoming HBO film "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise"
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The 3rd annual Dwayne Morgan Live show takes place at the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West), Toronto, ON.
If you are a fan of live music, you definitely don't want to miss this one!! Dwayne will be backed by his band and his vocalists, Lorraine Reid, and Peter Miller.
Opening acts this year are hip hop artist, Zoi The Femcee http://www.youtube.com/user/ZoiTheFemcee, soul singer, Lisa Michelle, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rLTmxNFV-o, and especially for the ladies, Mr. Show Stephens, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoJ46Ztvduc
The show will be hosted by Jeni, daytime host on Flow 93.5FM. Tickets are on sale now for $20. All advance ticket holders get a free gift when they arrive. Tickets are available at Play De Record and A Different Booklist in Toronto, Sunshine Sound and Lighting in Scarborough, DMR Hair Studio in Mississauga, and Knowledge Bookstore in Brampton, or via email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority seating at the show is given to those who are having dinner. If you and your party would like to have dinner at the show, please call the Lula Lounge at 416 588 0307 to make your reservation.
WORD! SOUND! POWAH! @ summerworks theatre festival!
August 10th 7:45 PM
August 12th 10:15 PM
...August 13th 2:45 PM
August 14th 7:45 PM
d'bi.young's new biomyth monodrama WORD! SOUND! POWAH! @ summerworks theatre festival!
OPENING SHOW on aug 7th is FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
stxman on stx
the trilogy charts the journey of three generations of afrikan-jamaican womben: mudgu sankofa, her daughter sekesu sankofa, and sekesu's daughter benu sankofa. in word! sound! powah!, the grand-daughter of mudgu negotiates her own identity to the backdrop of a mythologized revolution and the birth of dubpoetry in jamaica. dub, mysticism, lyricism, politics, love, stick playing, didgeridoo flowing, and courage frolic in this part-real, part-fiction universe of 1970s/80s jamaica. the play reflects much of the socio-political truths that are currently plaguing the ‘little but tallawah’ island in the sun. and ultimately we are asked ‘what would we do’ if we were in the same circumstances presented.
a young dubpoet named benu has found herself swept up in the political spirit of revolution in jamaica in the 1970s. she has been arrested and the play follows her interrogation by constable brown as she recounts how the urge for arts students to express themselves poetically has led to them to imagining, lobbying and fighting for a better world and equality and prosperity for the urban poor of jamaica.
word! sound! powah! is a story of one people’s quest for justice, equality and freedom for the country that they love. it is a story that celebrates the beauty, eloquence, powah and beat of dub poetry and how it can be used to effectively ignite the fervour for change in the world. it is a story of corrupt law enforcement and lying politicians and empowered revolutionaries who refuse to forget their ancestors. at a time when torontonians have recently witnessed massive injustice on our streets and the stifling of the voices of the people by those sworn to protect them, at a time when canadians fear that their democratic values are not being reflected or enforced in the largest city in their country, word! sound! powah! is hauntingly relevant.
word! sound! powah! (in association with anitafrika dub theatre) plays at the theatre passe muraille mainspace (16 ryerson avenue) at the following times.
summerworks theatre festival
http://www.summerworks.caThe Arts Box Office
Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2P3
Monday, August 9, 2010
Toronto - One of the most anticipated summer events, the Honey Jam artist showcase, takes place at the Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) on Sunday August 15, 2010.
Hosted by MuchMusic's Sarah Taylor, the 2010 edition promises to deliver one of the best showcases in the history of the event - a night of exciting live entertainment with a diverse group of artists as they also celebrate their 15th anniversary.
Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam Founder, Producer and President of PhemPhat Entertainment Group, says “It has been a wondrous, inspired and insane whirlwind of activity with many challenges and sacrifices along the way, but all worth it,” she says. ”We have made footprints in the music industry – with stiletto heels!”
Giving women a positive space to shine in the music industry – in front of and behind the scenes - is exactly why Rowe founded Honey Jam in the first place. Helping women in music soar to success is what keeps Rowe motivated despite the recent economic crisis that made it even more challenging to secure sponsorship.
Never known to let any obstacle hold back their initiatives, to supplement limited sponsorship funding, Rowe produced fundraising buttons with the quote “Honey Jam Honey, Playgirl but No Bunny!” along with organizing a raffle.
To mark the show’s milestone, in honour of their 15th anniversary and as a tribute to their most well known alumni Nelly Furtado, Honey Jam artists have recorded I’m Like a Bird." It will be available for sale on iTunes later this month with proceeds being split between funding for Honey Jam and the YWCA Toronto programs for women and girls. Studio time was generously donated by the Harris Institute for the Arts.
The showcase is revered for presenting a wide variety of genres of music and this year will be no different, with artists representing Country, Hip Hop, House, Gospel, Pop, R&B and rock. Please see http://www.honeyjam.com and click on "Artists" for the lineup.
DJs for the night include MelBoogie and Tasha Rozez. Over $10,000 in artist prizes are up for grabs, including the FLOW production prize of a track produced by Agile and the Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pack which includes sound equipment from Yamaha, consultation with a Universal Music A&R Rep, a photo shoot with Michael Alberstat, legal consultation with Taylor Mitsopolous Klein Oballa, a hair makeover by Hair2Inc., Elaine Overholt’s Big Voice DVD, and a fitness package from Think Fitness.
Sponsors for this year's show include Slaight Communications Inc., Nelstar Entertainment, TD Bank, Yamaha Canada Music, MuchMusic, VerveGirl Magazine, the New FLOW 93.5, Exclaim.ca, Universal Music Canada, The Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association, Ontario Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa, OMDC, Canadian Musician, Northern Response and World Vision.
Advance tickets at $20 are available at Play De Record, 357 Yonge Street, $25 at the door. Proceeds from the showcase will support YWCA Toronto's programs for women and girls - http://www.ywcatoronto.org
Media Enquiries contact:
For the Love of It Tour featuring Beres Hammond & Inner Circle @ Sound Academy, Toronto, ON - Sat Aug 14th!
Note: Beres Hammond also performs on Sun Aug 15th at Barrie's Caribfest and on Mon Aug 16th at the London Music Hall, London, ON.
The OLD SKOOL REQUEST PARTY teams up with RENAISSANCE FRIDAY’S OLD SKOOL EXPLOSION
...To bring you….
Caribana appreciation party
Saturday, August 14, 2010
inside 6 Degrees Venue
2335 Yonge Street (north of Eglinton)
DJ Glen C and DJ Wayne
(spinning a little of the old with the new)
with MC GQ
As our way of thanking you for your overwhelming support over Caribana weekend we will be doing a $5.00 rsvp guestlist valid until 11:30 pm.
RSVP to email@example.com to get on the list
Andy, Dion, & Wayne (FanMail) & Sean, Leon & Bre (Preiminent Entertainment)
Are bringing it one more time…
Birthday Parties are welcome
If it's your birthday and you want to celebrate with a few friends at our event, just let us know.
Visit the link below to view the evite for this event:
KINETIC SMITH'S 18TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY AFFAIR + 25 YEAR PROMOTION MILESTONE @ Mint Bar, Toronto, ON - Sat Aug 14th!
~~~~~SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH~~~~
CELEBRATIONS + MILESTONES
KINETIC'S 18TH ANNUAL LEO BIRTHDAY AFFAIR +
HIS 25 YEAR PROMOTIONS MILESTONE!!!
DJ JASON CHAMBERS & DJ PHAT KAT
NEW & OL'SKOOL R&B, HIP HOP, REGGAE, SOCA HITS & CLUB ANTHEMS!!!
ALSO CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF VIDEO VIXEN'S: ELSA TORRES (SNOOP DOGG, DRU)!!!
WHEN: SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH
WHERE: MiNT BAR - 173 EGLINTON AVE E. (3 BLKS. E. OF YONGE ST.), Toronto, ON
DRESS CODE: LICENCED EVENT - UPSCALE UNIVERSAL CLUB DRESSCODE!!!
DJ JASON CHAMBERS & DJ PHAT KAT SPINNING THE BEST IN NEW & OL' SKOOL R&B, HIP HOP, REGGAE, SOCA HITS & CLUB ANTHEMS!!!
FREE FOR EVERYONE ON GUESTLIST B4 12AM - $15 REGULAR ADMISSION
CALL FOR SPECIAL BOOKINGS, BOOTHS & BOTTLE SERVICE AVAIL
RSVP BY CALLING OR VIA TEXT TO 416.970.7007!!!!
Sun Life Financial Reggae & Reggaeton Festival @ Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor, ON - Sat Aug 14th & Sun Aug 15th!
I-Wayne and Fito Blanko are just a couple of performers scheduled to appear this weekend at the Windsor Reggae & Reggaeton Festival!
Welcome to Windsor Reggae & Reggaeton Festival (WRRF). WRRF is for everyone whether you are a fan of reggae, calypso, rock, country or jazz. WRRF is two fun fill days of music, arts, food (ohh the food) and sports competition for the entire family. WRRF transcends all boundaries; race, culture and music. You will have a blast at WRRF with live performances from international Reggae artists. WRRF features our special beer isl...and, a kids area and lots of activities for everyone to enjoy – lots of arts & crafts. You will not be disappointed by taste of the Caribbean and Hispanic foods from our many food vendors. WRRF happens Saturday & Sunday August 14 & 15 2010.
Are you are dancer (reggae, dancehall, calypso, samba, limbo or meringue? do you have a special act that is unique to the Caribbean, south American or Latino region? If so we would like to hear from you. Please contact us with details of your act. Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCEHALL QUEEN - Winner sent to Jamaica to participate in the International Dancehall Queen Competition in Montego Bay Jamaica
PERREO / CUMBIA Dance Competition - Win a trip to Dominica Republic & $500.00
PAGEANT (MISS WRRF & JUNIOR MISS WRRF) Win up to $1000 and a chance to represent the WRRF at Miss Reggae Festival and Miss World Reggae Festival in Montego Bay Jamaica
Advance Tickets: available online from TicketWeb.
Category – Single Day Advance Gate
Adult (18 - 59) $12 $15
Students (10 - 17) $9 $12
Senior (60+) $10 $15
Child (9 & under when accompanied by a paying Adult) n/a FREE
Weekend Pass Advance Gate
Adult (18 - 59) $20 $30
Students (10 - 17) $15 $20
Senior (60+) $15 $25
VIP Pass Advance Gate
Friday Aug 13, 2010 $30.00 $40
Note: all prices include GST, service fees may apply.
Non-refundable - Show goes RAIN or SHINE.
Cash ONLY on site. An ATM will be accessible on site festival days.
Group Rate available in advance upon request – email@example.com | 519 956 -9360
VENDOR & SPONSOR INFO - visit http://www.windsorreggaefest.com/
Costume Parade. Aug 14, 2010 starting at 1pm
SATURDAY MAIN STAGE (1pm-10pm)
Big Performers include:
* The Mighty Sparrow
...* Bunji Garlin & Asylum Band
* Fay-Ann Lyons & Asylum Band
Advance Saturday Tickets
Adult $15, Senior $10, Child $5, Family pass(2 adults, 2 children) $40
SUNDAY MAIN STAGE (1pm-7pm)
Big Performers include:
* Beres Hammond
* Culture ft. Kenyatta
* Inner Circle
* DJ Inferno
* Lenya Wilks
Advance Sunday Tickets
Adult $25, Senior $15, Child $5, Family pass(2 adults, 2 children) $50
Weekend Pass also available
Adult $40, Senior $25, Child $20, Family pass(2 adults, 2 children) $60
Tickets available at: Roti Jerk & http://www.ticketbreak.com
***More information check out www.caribfest.ca
SOUL KITCHEN BOAT CRUISE
~ FRIDAY AUG. 13TH 2010 ~
ian andre espinet proudly presents
The Annual SOUL KITCHEN Boat Cruise
FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH 20TO
(boarding at Pier 35 on Cherry St en route to the Docks on the right)
Featuring music by:
Canada's Most Versatile ~ 2009 2x Stylus Award Winner ~ X-Caliber Entourage ~ Smash Squad DJs
[Soul Kitchen x B-Boy Document x Icon x All Ah We x Flow 93.5fm]
MC KID KUT
with Soul Kitchen boat cruise veteran:
DJ JASON CHAMBERS
The Underground Legend
[Amnesia x Flow 93.5 Midday Mix x Bubble x I Like]
[Soul Intentions Internet Show x Rated Next 2010 Stylus Awards Nominee x Photogenic]
BOAT BOARDS AT 9PM :: DEPARTS 10PM SHARP :: RETURNS 2AM
STYLE CODE / ID REQUIRED
ONLY THE MATURE & MUSICALLY INCLINED NEED APPLY
ADVANCED TICKET OUTLETS
Play de Record • 357 Yonge St. • Toronto • 416.586.0380
Cut Creator 1 • 31 Tapscott Rd • Malvern Town Centre • Scarborough • 416.754.2030
Cut Creator 2 • 810 Midland Ave • Scarborough • 416.266.1962
Modern Edge Hair Design • 11 Harwood Ave S • Ajax • 905.426.6894
Kut Above (Jeff) • 201 Williamson Dr. W (1 N of Rossland) • Ajax • 416.839.1489
Shine Salon • 50 Sunnyvale Gate • Brampton • 905.790.3031
Hair Concept (formerly Nappy's Brampton) • 83 Kennedy Road S. #11 • 905.216.3170
Majestic Barber Salon Spa • 268 Dundas St. E. #6 • 905.268.1111
The Forum Barber Parlour • 5519 Yonge St. Suite 301 • North York • 416.569.2394
PHONE : 416.293.4812
Trey Anthony Studios and See Saw Live Productions presents:
Lyme & Tings! Toronto's only Apollo-style talent competition for singers, MCs and spoken word artists! It's going down EVERY THURSDAY IN AUGUST at The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick Ave.
ROUND 2 begins on Thursday August 12th! We're down to 14 contestants who are competing to win $500 and prizes! With cut-throat judges, eliminations every night, special guest performances and... non-stop jokes from Trixx (the host), you don't want to miss this!
$10 cover. Doors open at 7, show starts 7:30pm, but come early to take advantage of the "Lyme-Licious" menu... appetizers, main course and dessert for just $20!
Judges this week:
(actress, playwright, “I am not a Dinner Mint”, “Da Kink in My Hair”
(performance poet, comedian, MuchMusic “Video on Trial”)
(MTV host, recording artist)
Wes "Maestro" Williams' "Stick To Your Vision" Book Launch @ The Drake Underground, Toronto, ON - Thurs Aug 12th!
The Drake Hotel and The Manifesto Festival Present:
Wes "Maestro" Williams Encourages Readers to "Stick To Your Vision"
Iconic Canadian Rapper/Actor Releases Motivational Book for Readers of All Ages
Having experienced the highs and lows that come with being a performer, Wes "Maestro" Williams, “The Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop,” has passed many hurdles in his life. Knowing that others out there face the same challenges, Wes, along with co-writer Tamara Hendricks-Williams, present Stick Your Vision. Sharing the same title as one of his hit singles, Wes provides practical and empowering strategies to help readers define their vision, determine how they’re going to achieve it, and what to do once it’s been achieved.
The Official Toronto Book Release Celebration!
DATE: August 12, 2010
TIME: Media Launch @ 8pm, Doors open to public @ 9pm
MUSIC: DJ MelBoogie & Starting From Scratch
VENUE: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
LIVE NATION PRESENTS
LIVE AT SOUND ACADEMY
11 POLSON ST. TORONTO
LIVE NATION PRESENTS
SUNDAY AUGUST 8TH 2010
REAL JERK BARBECUE - 4PM-6PM
AMSTERDAM ROLLER GIRL SAMPLING AND PRIZES - 4PM - 6PM
MALIBU SAMPLING - 4PM - 6PM
DOORS TO SHOW: 6PM
THE NIGHT WILL FEATURE
DJ LOUIE DON
DJ REGGIE NICENESS
GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00 (PLUS FMF & SERVICE CHARGE)
Saturday August 7, 2010
Doors at 7:30pm
EARLY SHOW - SNOOP DOGG WILL BE ON AT 9:30PM SHARP
Tickets $25.00 Available at http://www.theguvernment.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010
JERKFEST celebrates the internationally renowned ‘Jerk Cuisine’ immersed in a rich 2-day celebration of Caribbean food and culture. The picturesque Centennial Park is home to the festival again this year. This free outdoor event will showcase twenty vendors all cooking up their best versions of jerk chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood and vegetables. One ultimate winner will be chosen by our celebrity judges.
What is Jerk Food?
The term jerk is said to come from the word charqui, a Spanish term for jerked or dried meat, which eventually became jerky in English. Another origin is linked to the jerking or poking of the meat with a sharp object to make holes in the meat and then filling it with the spice and slow roasting over a wood fire. Jerk spiced food is popular in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.
Jerk All Over
When Anthony Plummer immigrated to Toronto ten years ago, he asked his friends what there was to do in this city. “They told me about Taste of the Danforth, which features Greek food. And I asked, what about Jerk food?” That’s when Plummer decided to start the JerkFest.
Now in its 9th year, the JerkFest brings the flavors of the Caribbean to Toronto. “Jerk food is loved by so many different cultures because the flavours are so powerful. Everyone loves a great juicy taste. And there’s a whole culture attached to it. It’s just the same way reggae music, Bob Marley or Jamaica as a destination has captured the world… there’s a mystique to it all, to the spice, it’s hot, it’s sexy!”
A Good Jerk?
“You really have to use potent seasonings, natural seasonings. The best jerk is left to sit and marinate. Then it is cooked very slowly over real firewood. A good jerk spice has pimento, hot pepper, scallion, garlic and thyme. It uses the different flavours of the Caribbean like nutmeg to captivate the taste buds,” says Plummer.
Food for all, fun for all!
There’s something for everyone at the JerkFest. From live stage performances, to the kid zone, to our celebrity tasting competition and our fine dining tent. Free entrance, free parking and free fun, it’s a can’t miss event!
Proceeds from JerkFest will go to the Negril Education Environment Trust, an organization in Jamaica that aims to put a book in every child’s hand and a computer in every classroom. At home here in Toronto, JerkFest has partnered with the Jamaican Canadian Association to provide a full scholarship for post secondary studies in the field of arts to a student demonstrating excellence every year.
August 7th, 8th
Centennial Park, Toronto
For more details on the festival, please visit http://www.jerkfestival.ca.
I Believe in Jamaica - 48th Annual Independence Gala @ the Jamaican Canadian Centre, Toronto, ON - Sat Aug 7th!
The JCA presents "I Believe in Jamaica" - The 48th Annual Independence Gala
featuring The Most Hon Portia Simpson-Miller on Saturday August 7, 2010.
Spend an evening in celebration of the achievements of the JCA and 48 years
of contribution and service to their community.
Jamaican Canadian Centre
995 Arrow Rd
(S of Finch, between Hwy 400 & Weston Rd)
Time: 6 PM - VIP Reception
7 PM – Gala Event
Tickets: $75 Gen / $85 including VIP Reception
A Different Booklist (416) 538-0889
Nicey’s Brampton (905) 450-6054
Nicey’s Mississauga (905) 270-4417
For more details, go to: http://www.jcassoc.org or call 416-746-5772,
please use Ext 242 to leave a message after 5 pm.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Kardinal Offishall & God Made Me Funky Perform @ the Festival of Beer, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON - Fri Aug 6th!
Check out performances by Toronto's own, Kardinal Offishall, God Made Me Funky and Rebel Emergency on the main stage this weekend during the Festival of Beer at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON.
Friday, Aug. 6th
8:15pm - KARDINAL OFFISHALL
7:00pm - God Made Me Funky
Saturday, Aug. 7th
3:00pm - Rebel Emergency
To see the full main stage schedule, visit http://www.beerfestival.ca/main-stage
For more info on festival and ticket info visit: http://www.beerfestival.ca/buy-tickets-now
It's been 17 years now, and Up From The Roots founder, Dwayne Morgan, is still going strong, and still producing material at an incredible rate. Many have sought Dwayne's ear for advice on their own poetry and careers. As a result, Knowledge Bookstore and Up From The Roots are proud to present: Dwayne Morgan, Intimate and Interactive on Friday, August 6, 2010, 8pm.
Intimate and Interactive will feature Dwayne performing over an hours worth of his favourite material. Throughout the event, he will share insights, inspirations, and stories about the poems, and the audience is encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the poem, the process, or Dwayne's career.
This promises to be a great night of entertainment and enlightenment. Knowledge Bookstore is located at 177 Queen Street West in Brampton, and admission is only $5. Knowledge keeps Dwayne's books and albums in stock, and Dwayne will be autographing them after the show.
In the meantime, you can keep up with Dwayne on Facebook, Dwayne Morgan II, on twitter, www.twitter.com/dwayne_morgan, or on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/dthepoet
:::1st Fridays - Authors & Artists Edition:::
Location: A Different Booklist, 746 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON
...Gary Hibbert – How Blacks Can Succeed
Joel Powell - Black Empowerment and Minority Issues
Vidal Chavannes - Detox
Dr. Arnold Itwaru - The White Supremist State
Lola Grant - Transformational Leadership - Success Schools from Theory to Practice
Children's Author - Angelot Mdomgmo
Shaun David Bolden - Beanpie
Ebonnie Rowe – Founder of Honey Jam - featuring a
special performance by Qwyn and Kyla Charter
Trey Anthony & See Saw Live Productions - LYME AND TINGS - featuring Lisa Michelle and Areta Marshall & a special performance by David Delisca
Dwain Williams - 1st Planet Productions
Dwain Wellington – Spoken Word Artist
Cultural Expressions - Featuring Zimbabwe Sculptor Passmore Mashaya
Father - Daughter Picnic
The Mix & Mingle Afterparty & more...
Admission is $10 before 7:30pm, $20 after...($5 off for Students with proper I.D)
1st Fridays Sponsors:
Black Board International
Planet Africa Network
Nikki Clarke Inc.
Roy Virtue Photography
Caribbean Vibrations TV
Volume Media Group
Excelovate (Da Ultimate Hookup)
Visit http://www.firstfridays.ca/ or call 416-441-0792 for more info...
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities Available - contact Warren Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-441-0792