NEWSLETTER

Updated:  June 13, 2002

WELCOME!  Change is good!  You now have two options with my site.  1) you can just click on any of the titles of the items listed and it will take you to information for EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT (this is a NEW feature and easier to print out for the event that you want) OR 2) CLICK HERE for the COMPLETE newsletter!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  It’s this Sunday so don’t forget to celebrate those men in our lives who have helped shaped our futures. 

This newsletter is designed to welcome all the new members, give you some updated entertainment-related news, recap some of last week’s events and provide you with our upcoming event listings.   Welcome to those who are new members.  I will also highlight events for the next 10 days so click on EVENTS.

 

 

NEWS

 

To my supporters!

YOU’VE ONLY GOT A FEW DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!  I know you all must be tired of all this hype!  So, I'll keep it short. 


VOTE TODAY – PLEASE!    THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY VOTED FOR ME ... SINCERELY.

Again, my website has been submitted under the category "BEST WEBSITE" for the 2002 UMAC Awards!  I respectfully ask that you cast your vote for Langfield Entertainment. Thank you for supporting Canadian urban music AND ME! 

IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS VOTING, PLEASE SEND YOUR VOTE BY EMAIL TO vote@umac.ca.

 

 

DONELL JONES - CD GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Here’s your chance to win your own copy of the new Donell Jones CD!  Go to
http://click2music.ca/contests/donell/ for your chance to win!  Looking for a dose of old-school romanticism mixed with hip-hop inspired joints?  Donell Jones, the self-contained artist and master on the subject of love is back with his 3rd studio album - Life Goes On.  The R&B cat who brought us such notable ballads as ‘Where I Wanna Be’, ‘This Luv’ and the club-hopping joint ‘U Know What’s Up’, elevates his already tight game to the next level with his current hit single ‘You Know That I Love You’.   To listen to the latest track, watch the video, and get the down-low on Mr. Jones, click on the link:  DONELL JONES

 

 

CALL FOR REEL BLACK AWARDS ENTRIES

The Black Film & Video Network is proud to announce the call for entries for the 13th Annual Reel Black Awards. The Reel Black Awards is designed to recognize and acknowledge work of Black filmmakers from Canada and around the globe.  The awards were established in response to the minimal recognition that black artists receive from mainstream awards and festivals.  The work of Black Canadians will always be the main focal point, although the works of international filmmakers will continue to be recognized.  Deadline:  Friday June 14th at 5:30pm.
 
The Categories are:
Best Performance by an Actor (Film or Television)
Best Performance by an Actress (Film or Television)
Best Writing (Film or Television)
Best Short Film 
Best Music Video
Best On-Air Personality
Best Hair
Best Make Up
Best Documentary
Best Director (Film, Television, Documentary, or Music video)
Best Canadian Feature Film


For all further information - www.bfvn.com

 

 

THRILL OF A LIFE TIME

Message from joAnne Fishburn:

I am working as the story editor for Red Apple Entertainment's relaunch of "Thrill of A Life Time".  This series will be broadcast on W (Women's Television Network), and the Thrillees will be exclusively female (however gender bending thrills may be considered).  We are looking for women from ALL walks of life.  Although the demographic for this program is women age 25-45, if you (or a friend) fall out of this envelope please do not be discouraged to respond.   These adventures, can unfold in Southern Ontario, New York, or Los Angeles.  These thrills can range to include physical dare-devil adventures, long repressed ambitions/dreams, and may even include surprise plots.  Fun, daring or quirky.  I look forward to hearing what you have in your hearts and minds. 

Contact: 
joAnne Fishburn
Red Apple Entertainment
1 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 503
Toronto, ON  M4V 1K7
416-324-8537 x 33
joanne@redapple-entertainment.com

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

Enter your songs now to win over $50,000 in prize money and merchandise and have your music heard by the music industry's top professionals!   ISC is a new annual songwriting competition whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels, and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate.  ISC judges include some of the most high-profile, influential members of the music industry. Here's your chance to get your music heard by these industry movers and shakers (as well as win fantastic prizes and cash)!

Categories include: Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, World Music, and Lyrics Only. Entrants may submit multiple songs in as many categories as they wish.  ISC accepts online electronic submissions (MP3 files) as well as postal
mail submissions. 
Entrants may submit multiple songs in as many categories as they wish.  Entries are accepted now through September 30, 2002.  Winners will be notified after November 1, 2002. Submissions will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, and composition.

 

 

NABFEME 2002 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP – AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2002!!

The details are coming together for this year’s NABFEME!
Join the women of NABFEME, August 29 - September 1st for a powerful and informative 3-day Summit in Toronto, Canada that includes powerful speakers, self-help workshops, networking, entertainment and Sisterhood.  Panels that empower ... sessions that are meaningful!  The NABFEME 2002 International Women's Leadership Summit aims to educate and inspire while informing everyone that women are an active and growing part of the music and entertainment industry.  This year's theme:  "OUR PROSPERITY... OUR SURVIVAL." 

BREAKDOWN OF COSTS FOR CANADIANS:

Members:  Cdn. $510; Non-Members:  Cdn. $625
Student Member:  Cdn. $220; Student Non-Member:  Cdn. $285

Registration: 
http://www.womenet.org/index2.html and click on “Register”

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer positions are currently available for the International Women's Leadership Summit. These positions will include a "FREE" NABFEME conference Registration. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy Whitley with your interest at tracybwhitley@aol.com or fax us at 201-313-1192.

NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment!)  was founded by Ms. Johnnie Walker , Sr. Vice President of Promotion, Island Def Jam Music Group, Inc. As Sr. VP of Promotion, Ms. Walker is responsible for the promotion and marketing of such platinum selling recording acts as LL Cool J, Montell Jordan, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Dru Hill, Kelly Price and many more

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2002
NABFEME 2002 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 
OUR PROSPERITY – OUR SURVIVAL
Sheraton Toronto Centre
123 Queen Street West
(800) 325-3535 (hotel bookings)

Go to www.WOMENET.org for all further information.

 

 

DONOVAN BAILEY UPDATE!

On May 9, 2002 Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps announced the names of the presidents and vice-presidents who will head the 2002 Celebrate Canada Committees across the country.  Donovan Bailey has been appointed as President for Ontario of the 2002 Celebrate Canada Committee!  The Celebrate Canada Committee will organize and promote activities under the Celebrate Canada! program, which takes place from June 21 to July 1.  Congratulations to Donovan! 

Press Release:  http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/newsroom/news_e.cfm?Action=Display&code=2N0044E

 

 

RECAPS

 

LAUNCH OF MOTION IN POETRY AT THE RIVOLI

Wow.  Have you SEEN this woman perform?  Motion rocked the mic on Tuesday night at the launch of her new book, Motion in Poetry!  The vibe in the room was one of much love – and even more than that, respect.  Motion set the tone of positive energy with her piercing recitations and engaging anecdotes.  Real life in Motion.  Motion was joined on stage by Thrust, Marvel, Manchilde, UBAD, Rugged, Tara Chase, live musicians (Kenny Neal, Michael Shand, Roger Williams) and the night was hosted by FLOW 93.5’s Mark Strong.  Congrats to Motion and her team for a very successful and captivating night!  See my PHOTO GALLERY for more pics!

 

 

NEW EVENTS

 

HEAVY ON THE WEIGH IN – THURSDAY, JUNE 13

It’s time once again to check out the amazing talent at Heavy on the Weigh In featuring Katie Burgess, Phatt Al, Wade O. Brown and Dwayne Morgan!!  This will be a night to leave your place for!!  Come out and join these talented artists on Thursday!

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
HEAVY ON THE WEIGH IN
Revival Bar
783 College Street (at Shaw)
11:00 pm
$8 at the door

 

 

YIN YANG: A NIGHT OF SPOKEN WORD FEATURING TWO OF TORONTO'S FAVOURITE ARTISTS

After opening shows for the likes of Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Mutabaruka, Erykah Badu, and Angie Stone, Jemeni and Dwayne Morgan prepare to step into the spotlight, on Thursday June 20th, inside of the Reverb.  Yin Yang will feature a special opening performance by local emcee Kamau, before Jemeni hits the stage, followed by Dwayne Morgan and his band.  For lovers of the word, Yin Yang marks a night not to be missed.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
Yin Yang:  Dwayne Morgan and Jemeni
Special Opening performance by Kamau
The Reverb
651 Queen St. W.
Doors open at 9:00 pm; Showtime 10:00 pm
Admission $10 all Night

 

 

PRINCE IN CONCERT! – Saturday, june 15

"His name is Prince..."  The one-time symbol makes a Toronto pit-stop aboard his cross-Canada theatre tour.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
PRINCE
Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
7:30 pm
$99.00 - $150.00
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 

PAUL E. LOPES CD RELEASE – FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Hot Stepper Productions & Virgin Music Canada present the celebration of the release of Paul E. Lopes’ debut CD - Whatnaut:House.  A veteran of the Toronto underground, Paul E. Lopes has built a reputation for delivering music that stays true-to-the-soul.  This is a night you will not want to miss as Paul will debut newly recorded material from his upcoming album release featuring vocals by Ivanna Santilli, Sacha and Sanchoy.  As a gesture of appreciation for your past and continued support, Hot Stepper is thrilled to announce that with the price of admission, you will receive a pre-release copy of Paul E. Lopes’ Whatnaut:House.  The night also features Nick Holder, Abacus, jojo Flores, Patrick Paredes, Blueprint, Moreno and Sacha. 


FRIDAY, JUNE 21

GARAGE 416: WHATNAUT:HOUSE OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY

Roxy Blu & Surface
12 Brant Street
Doors open at 10:00 pm
$15 advance tickets; $20 at door

Check for ticket locations:  www.garage416.com

 

 

HOT EVENTS TO CHECK OUT!

 

JONATHAN SHAW’S BIRTHDAY BASH – SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Come and help Toronto’s own Juiceman Jonathan Shaw celebrate his birthday at The Runyx!  Juiceman himself is providing the music, along with DJ Glen C.  This party is strictly for the people who love to dance!  Make Sure You Stretch!

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2002
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw’s Birthday Bash
Inside The Runyx
108 Dundas St. West (at Bay)
9pm – 3am
Free before 11:00 pm -
23 and over
$10 after 11:00 pm
Dress Code Strictly Fashionable
Info:  416-995-1155

DAPP THEORY FEATURING ANDY MILNE – SUNDAY, JUNE 16

The Jazz Report Magazine's Pianist of the Year in 2000, Andy Milne is featured in this incredible double bill.  Dapp Theory is finally returning to Toronto for a FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT!  Bring a crew and enjoy the new music, most of which has never been performed in Canada before.  Members of Dapp Theory are Gregoire Maret (harmonica); Rich Brown (bass); Sean Rickman (drums – has toured with Me'Shell NdegéOcello); Andy Milne (keyboards/piano).  The Los Angeles Times says a superb contemporary jazz ensemble ... don't miss them”. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
DAPP THEORY FEATURING ANDY MILNE

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay W., (York Quay Centre) 
(416) 973-3000

2:00 pm

 

 

MOLLY JOHNSON – SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Slinky jazz tunes with smoky vocals.  Our Andrew Craig is Molly’s pianist!

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
MOLLY JOHNSON

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay W., (York Quay Centre) 
(416) 973-3000

3:30 pm


 WEEKEND EVENTS
MAY 30 – JUNE 2, 2002

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
HEAVY ON THE WEIGH IN
Revival Bar
783 College Street (at Shaw)
11:00 pm
$8 at the door

EVENT PROFILE: It’s time once again to check out the amazing talent at Heavy on the Weigh In featuring Katie Burgess, Phatt Al, Wade O. Brown and Dwayne Morgan!!  This will be a night to leave your place for!!  Come out and join these talented artists on Thursday!

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
OPEN MIC FEATURING PETER MILLER
Café Havana
236 Adelaide W. (just east of Duncan)
(416) 598-4444
10:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring the vocal stylings of Peter Miller accompanied by Shamakah Ali, Michael Shand, Calvin Beale and Olly Johnson.

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
PRINCE
Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
8:00 pm
$99.00 - $150.00
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

EVENT PROFILE:  "His name is Prince..."  The one-time symbol makes a Toronto pit-stop aboard his cross-Canada theatre tour.

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
THE JUICEMAN JONATHAN SHAW’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Inside The Runyx
108 Dundas St. West (at Bay)
9pm – 3am
Free before 11:00 pm -
23 and over
$10 after 11:00 pm
Dress Code Strictly Fashionable
Info:  416-995-1155

EVENT PROFILE:  Come and help Toronto’s own Juiceman Jonathan Shaw celebrate his birthday at The Runyx!  Juiceman himself is providing the music, along with DJ Glen C.  This party is strictly for the people who love to dance!  Make Sure You Stretch!

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
DAPP THEORY FEATURING ANDY MILNE

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay W., (York Quay Centre) 
(416) 973-3000

2:00 pm


EVENT PROFILE:  The Jazz Report Magazine's Pianist of the Year in 2000, Andy Milne is featured in this incredible double bill.  Dapp Theory is finally returning to Toronto for a FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT!  Bring a crew and enjoy the new music, most of which has never been performed in Canada before.  Members of Dapp Theory are Gregoire Maret (harmonica); Rich Brown (bass); Sean Rickman (drums – has toured with Me'Shell NdegéOcello); Andy Milne (keyboards/piano).  The Los Angeles Times says a superb contemporary jazz ensemble ... don't miss them”. 

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
MOLLY JOHNSON

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay W., (York Quay Centre) 
(416) 973-3000

3:30 pm


EVENT PROFILE:  Slinky jazz tunes with smoky vocals.  Our Andrew Craig is Molly’s pianist!

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
CITY TV (Queen and John Sts.)
7:30 pm - red carpet
9:00 pm


EVENT PROFILE:   Turn into MuchMusic as they gear up for THE bash of the summer on Sunday, June 16th starting at 7:30 pm with the red carpet!  Fuelled by the energy of 1200 fans who will score the coveted "parking lot wristbands" to enjoy a free festival-style awards show with top Canadian and International headliners - add in the nearly 1800 invited guests partying throughout the rest of the building - plus some serious schmoozing, star gazing and our unique "no bums in seats" credo - and the 2002 MMVAs are guaranteed to be an unparalleled live TV blow-out. 
For all the nominees, check out http://www.muchmusic.com/mmva02/nominees/

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Rohan Staton, Dafydd Hughes, David Gouveia, David French, Bryden Baird, David Hodge.

 


NEXT  WEEK’S EVENTS
JUNE 3 - 9, 2002

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Mackie Langford, Rohan Staton, Roger Williams, Deryck Roche

 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17
VIP JAM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Revival Bar
783 College Street (at Shaw)
10:00 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Rich Brown, Andrew Craig and Shamakah Ali with various local artists.

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18
JAM SESSION
Lava Lounge
507 College Street (west of Bathurst)
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Calvin Beale, Michael Shand, Joe Bowden, Thomas Reynolds and various local artists.

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
YIN YANG:  DWAYNE MORGAN AND JEMENI
Special Opening performance by Kamau
The Reverb
651 Queen St. W.
Doors open at 9:00 pm; Showtime 10:00 pm
Admission $10 all Night


EVENT PROFILE: After opening shows for the likes of Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Mutabaruka, Erykah Badu, and Angie Stone, Jemeni and Dwayne Morgan prepare to step into the spotlight, on Thursday June 20th, inside of the Reverb.  Yin Yang will feature a special opening performance by local emcee Kamau, before Jemeni hits the stage, followed by Dwayne Morgan and his band.  For lovers of the word, Yin Yang marks a night not to be missed.

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
ALTO BASSO
Featuring Juicy
718 College Street (at Crawford)
(416) 534-9522
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE: Katie Burgess returns to Alto Basso – now every Thursday evening, accompanied by Juice (Michael Shand, Richard E. Brown, Roger Williams, Andy Thompson).  An eclectic gathering of patrons at Alto Basso.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

GARAGE 416: WHATNAUT:HOUSE OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY

Roxy Blu & Surface
12 Brant Street
Doors open at 10:00 pm
$15 advance tickets; $20 at door

Check for ticket locations:  www.garage416.com

EVENT PROFILE:  Hot Stepper Productions & Virgin Music Canada present the celebration of the release of Paul E. Lopes’ debut CD - Whatnaut:House.  A veteran of the Toronto underground, Paul E. Lopes has built a reputation for delivering music that stays true-to-the-soul.  This is a night you will not want to miss as Paul will debut newly recorded material from his upcoming album release featuring vocals by Ivanna Santilli, Sacha and Sanchoy.  As a gesture of appreciation for your past and continued support, Hot Stepper is thrilled to announce that with the price of admission, you will receive a pre-release copy of Paul E. Lopes’ Whatnaut:House.  The night also features Nick Holder, Abacus, jojo Flores, Patrick Paredes, Blueprint, Moreno and Sacha. 

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
OPEN MIC FEATURING PETER MILLER
Café Havana
236 Adelaide W. (just east of Duncan)
(416) 598-4444
10:00 pm

EVENT PROFILE:  Featuring the vocal stylings of Peter Miller accompanied by Shamakah Ali, Michael Shand, Calvin Beale and Olly Johnson.

 

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