NEWSLETTER

Updated:  May 16, 2002

THIS SURE IS A HOCKEY TOWN!  GO LEAFS GO!

HAPPY VICTORIA DAY!    Lots of parties happening this weekend.  Please remember to stay safe!  And HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to our friends to the south!

This is it – the time is here.  Have you purchased your tickets yet?  
I'd love it if you could come and check out CARL HENRY this weekend - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO. 

This newsletter is designed to welcome all the new members, give you some updated entertainment-related news 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

 

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

As many of you know, this was a huge success last year and many of us walked away from it empowered.  You’d be in a room with some of the prolific female movers and shakers in the industry, learning from their experiences.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!   www.WOMENET.org will be having regular updates.

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

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." 

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)

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR NABFEME APPLICATION FORM
This application form is NOT for The Toronto Summit but just for membership with NABFEME.  Stay tuned to www.WOMENET.org for more information on Toronto registration rates.

 

 

LAUNCH OF LE CHINOSOUL NEWSLETTER

A new spin on newsletters has hit Toronto!  The May 2002 launch of Le Chino Soul, is designed to reveal innovative, vivacious and dynamic reviews on lifestyles of music, fashion, events, social politics and much more!

Reaching 5,000 urban influences across Canada, Brazil, France, US, UK, China and Japan.  Le Chino Soul trio creators, Mishale Lue (Toronto, Canada), Stephanie Rossignol (Paris, France) and Nadine Manroe (Detroit, Michigan) provide a vehicle of information, to be published monthly.  Visit and peep at what we have to say on the urban lifestyles of today. 

 

 

 GLENN LEWIS TOURS WITH TWEET!

Glenn Lewis will head out on an upcoming 20-city soul tour co-headlining with Tweet! Get the details at www.glennlewismusic.com for updates.

Incidentally, for the New Yorkers who get this newsletter or for those traveling to New York for the upcoming week, Glenn is headed to "Last Call with Carson Daly"!  The show tapes on May 22 at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and YOU'RE INVITED TO BE IN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE!  Tickets are free, but on a first come first serve basis so email them now to reserve your priority seating.  Their ticket email is: lastcallaudience@nbc.com.  Please put "Glenn Lewis" in the subject heading, and give them your name, phone number and the number of tickets you would like to reserve. They will follow up directly with a confirmation email.  You must be at least 16 years of age to be in their audience.

 

RECAPS

 

 

BLACK FILM & VIDEO CELEBRITY BRUNCH RECAP

What a success this well-attended event was!  It wasn’t just the mothers in the house (with several tributes to their enduring strength), enjoyed these presentations.  From the spoken word recitations by Vanessa Williams from her new poetry book Shine, to the vocal stylings of Sharron McLeod and finally to the spiritually riveting and uplifting songs sung by the Deliverance Ministries Choir, every person had a wonderful day.   A special thank you to Kirk Cooper, whose vision it was to have this celebration of Mothers as a fundraiser for the BFVN.

 

 

CARL HENRY CD RELEASE FRIDAY NIGHT!

 

THE TIME IS HERE!  YOU KNOW THE DRILL!  Have you purchased your tickets to Carl Henry’s CD Release on Friday, May 17th!  As always, you can purchase tickets from me because they will cost more at the door – OR see one of our many convenient ticket outlets listed below!   

Come and check out this hot Canadian artist’s first official showcase!  One day you will be saying that you were at his CD Release because he is about to BLOW UP!


Summer is just around the corner so join us to kick off this long weekend with Carl Henry’s CD Release.  You’ve heard his tracks “One Night Stand”, “Sex U” and “Gimme Love” on FLOW 93.5.  You’ve even heard his advertisement for this event on FLOW 93.5. 
He has performed internationally with some of urban music's hottest stars including Mary J. Blige, Next, 112, TLC, Eric Benet and Lucy Pearl.  Langfield Entertainment has teamed up with Major Entertainment for the May version of The Affair!  And don’t forget you’ll also witness the DJ stylings of Babyface.  So, having said that, don't miss the May Affair!!    

Carl Henry’s CD drops on May 28th.  Be sure to pick up your copy!  And Toronto is privileged to host Carl Henry’s CD RELEASE on MAY 17TH at The Affair inside Revival -
Toronto’s hottest venue!  Great giveaways too!  

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2002

THE AFFAIR FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE
BY CARL HENRY

REVIVAL BAR
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors Open at 9:00 pm; Dress Semi Formal
Advance Tickets:  $20.00; more at the door
Info.: (416) 259-8708 or email us at
info@major-ent.com
WEBSITE:  MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

 

NEW EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002
URSC Spring Office Lounge
Halo Lounge
270 King Street West
6:00pm until ...?
Free before 8:00pm

URSC OFFICE LOUNGE – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002

The Uptown Recreational Social Club in association with Jude Kelly and Danny Mistry presents the spring edition of the Office Lounge - Toronto's best after-work social.  Come early to enjoy appetizers and the soulful sounds of DJ Sir Jude. Bring your business cards, your smile and your best dancing shoes! Carl Allen will spin some serious old school tracks: 80s, early 90s, Classic House, Rare Groove and R&B.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2002
ART OF SOUL – EPISODE TWO
Temple Bar
469 King Street West (just west of Spadina on the south side - look for the Art of Soul banner on the front gate leading to the entrance)

Doors open @ 10:00pm.
www.templebar.ca

Cover charge - $7.00 with a promotional flyer or a printed copy of this evite
$10.00 without flyer

Info:  Genuine Entertainment Group

416.703.8060-office

416.772.3817-pager
www.blackbrownbeige.com

Email: aos@blackbrownbeige.com
www.templebar.ca

ART OF SOUL – EPISODE TWO – FRIDAY, MAY 24

 

Skyy Vodka and Skyy Citrus presents Art of Soul - episode two on Friday, May 24, 2002.  Please join us once again for episode two as we continue to combine and showcase two of the most important artistic media's "Art" and  "Music".  Visuals provided by Madonna Andress - showcasing part two.  Musical vibe provided by DJ’s Ray Prasad of Vibes N’ Vinyl on CKLN 88.1FM with special guest JoJo Flores of Therapy and Rotation Records in Montreal.  They will take you on a soulful electrifying journey into rare grooves, soulful house and afro-Latin-beats.  The vibe formula is soulful music + appetizers + visuals + cocktails = GOOD TIMES.

EVENTS TO CHECK OUT!

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLIES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay)
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
Guest list (416) 264-9494
P
lease reply back with your full name by 12:00 noon this Friday
Click here for guest list:   
mailto:mle41@rogers.com

DEEP SOUL – FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2002

You have been asking for this.  A place where the thirty something can call it's own.  Know you got it DEEP SOUL at Charlies every Friday.  Enjoy the cool vibe and listen to all the great original music.  Soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music.  The party continues every Friday …

 

KARL KANI - BBPA’S LET’S TALK BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES – SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2002

On Sunday May 19, 2002, the Black Business & Professional Association will present KARL KANI, designer, innovator, entrepreneur and educator, as the featured speaker in its quarterly Speakers Series.  The event will be hosted by Nathan Downer of FLOW 93.5

Karl Kani is the founder and designer of Karl Kani Jeans, Karl Kani Infinity, Young Kani and, most recently, Kani Life, his most prized endeavour representing the true essence of design, individuality, self-expression and style for both men and women. Considered by many to be the godfather of hip hop and urban fashion, Karl also founded his own record label called Kani Life Records in 2001.   Karl is a board member of the NAACP and has also pioneered an entrepreneurial program that educates children about running their own businesses by marketing and selling Karl Kani merchandise.  Take this opportunity to hear history up close and personal.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 31
FUNK ‘N SOUL REVIVAL
Reverb
651 Queen Street W. (at Bathurst)
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door
More info.:  Chris Bennett at 416-835-4068
www.funkandsoulrevival.com

Ticket Outlets: 
• CD Replay 523 Bloor St. West 416.516.0606
• Parallel Clothing 754 Queen St. West 416.703.1777
• Rotate This 620 Queen St. West 416.504.8447
• Soundscapes 572 College St. 416.537.1620
• Play De Record 416.586.0380
• Penguin Music 2 McCaul St. 416.597.1687
• or by calling 416.835-4068

FUNK N' SOUL REVIVAL AT THE REVERB – FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2002

A new funky showcase has hit Toronto!!  Come and witness this special event on Friday May 31st.  LaunchPath Projects invites you to join Haydain Neale "jacksoul", Wade O. Brown, Divine Earth Essence, Julie Crochetiere "Sugar Jones" along with backing band Soular as they celebrate the launch of FUNK N' SOUL at the Reverb.  FUNK N' SOUL is a new series dedicated to revitalizing the spirit of live funk and soul in Canada.  FUNK N' SOUL begins its legacy by proudly debuting Shawn Hewitt, a stunning new voice from the Toronto underground scene. If you haven't heard of Shawn Hewitt yet ...you will!  This first edition of Funk N' Soul would be incomplete without Canada's top Soultress, Divine Earth Essence.  Joining Divine will be Juno award winning artist Haydain Neale "jacksoul".  An ever-popular voice on our national R&B scene, Wade O. Brown will add his honey sweet voice to the soul crusade.  The night will continue to sizzle as Julie Crochetiere of "Sugar Jones" makes a special solo appearance to pay homage to many of her musical influences.  The night performances will also include the Hummingbird Tassa Band, and Soular. 

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
PINK
Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
7:30 pm
$49.50
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

PINK IN CONCERT!

With a shock of pink hair and sharp focus, the latest R&B/pop artist to emerge from LaFace Records is on the rise. Her rebellious streak and abundance of self-confidence have led Pink away from creating the typical love songs that grace the Top 40 charts.

Since releasing her debut album, Can't Take Me Home (2000), Pink has delivered her sophomore attempt, M!ssundaztood (2001). She also earned her first Grammy Award nomination for "Lady Marmalade," her collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Mya and L'il Kim made for the film Moulin Rouge.

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 8
ALICIA KEYS
Air Canada Centre
Sears Theatre
40 Bay Street
7:30 pm
$49.50-$69.50
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

ALICIA KEYS IN CONCERT!

Her signature tune might be "Fallin'," but 20 year-old Alicia Keys is a rising star in the music world. Keys and her album Songs in A Minor, earned a slew of nominations at the 44th Grammy Awards. She took home the prize for Best Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.  Keys' natural talent was shaped by classical piano training. She attended the Performance Arts School of Manhattan and eventually coupled her rare mix of hip-hop flavour and song writing with spine-tingling vocals. Five years after she began, Keys wrote, produced and recorded the debut album she started penning at age 14.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 30
LENNY KRAVITZ
Molson Amphitheatre
909 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
7:00 pm
$30 - $89.50
Ticketmaster:  (416) 870-8000
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

LENNY KRAVITZ IN CONCERT!

Toronto fans can dig in to Lenny Kravitz's trademark brand of riveting rock 'n roll. Kravitz returns to the Molson Amphitheatre stage after three years, with the gritty popster Pink and alt-rock newcomers Abandoned Pools. Since his 1989 debut, Let Love Rule, Kravitz's song writing and production skills have been on an upswing. His second album, Mama Said, gave him a number two hit with "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over." Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993), Kravitz's third album, was a commercial success as was 1998's 5 -- . (we'll overlook 1995's flop Circus) Kravitz is somewhat of a chameleon, with the unquestionable ability to recreate the sound and feeling of countless groups from the past. His music recalls everyone from Lennon, Hendrix, and Bowie to Prince. But, Kravitz hasn't melded these influences into one distinctive style. The result: each song on each of his albums sounds like it was recorded by a different artist. With his ever-changing sound and style, one thing remains constant; Kravitz's music might not be original, but it is quite enjoyable.

 

 


 WEEKEND EVENTS
MAY 16 - 19, 2002

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002
URSC SPRING OFFICE LOUNGE
Halo Lounge
270 King Street West
6:00pm until ...?
Free before 8:00pm

EVENT PROFILE:  The Uptown Recreational Social Club in association with Jude Kelly and Danny Mistry presents the spring edition of the Office Lounge - Toronto's best after-work social.  Come early to enjoy appetizers and the soulful sounds of DJ Sir Jude. Bring your business cards, your smile and your best dancing shoes! Carl Allen will spin some serious old school tracks: 80s, early 90s, Classic House, Rare Groove and R&B.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLIES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay)
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
Guest list (416) 264-9494
P
lease reply back with your full name by 12:00 noon this Friday
Click here for guest list:   
mailto:mle41@rogers.com

EVENT PROFILE:  You have been asking for this.  A place where the thirty something can call it's own.  Know you got it DEEP SOUL at Charlies every Friday.  Enjoy the cool vibe and listen to all the great original music.  Soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music.  The party continues every Friday …

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17
SUPER SESSIONS
Presented by International Style and Cryptik Souls
Reverb
651 Queen Street W. (at Bathurst)
10:00 pm
$8.00 Cover

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Mackenzie and the International Style Players, Skitz and The Quartertones with DJ Fase.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17
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.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17
THE AFFAIR FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE
BY CARL HENRY

REVIVAL BAR
783 College Street (at Shaw)
Doors Open at 9:00 pm; Dress Semi Formal
Advance Tickets:  $20.00; more at the door
Info.: (416) 259-8708 or email us at
info@major-ent.com
WEBSITE:  MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

EVENT PROFILE:  THE TIME IS HERE!  YOU KNOW THE DRILL!  Have you purchased your tickets to Carl Henry’s CD Release on Friday, May 17th!  As always, you can purchase tickets from me because they will cost more at the door – OR see one of our many convenient ticket outlets listed below!   

Come and check out this hot Canadian artist’s first official showcase!  One day you will be saying that you were at his CD Release because he is about to BLOW UP!


Summer is just around the corner so join us to kick off this long weekend with Carl Henry’s CD Release.  You’ve heard his tracks “One Night Stand”, “Sex U” and “Gimme Love” on FLOW 93.5.  You’ve even heard his advertisement for this event on FLOW 93.5. 
He has performed internationally with some of urban music's hottest stars including Mary J. Blige, Next, 112, TLC, Eric Benet and Lucy Pearl.  Langfield Entertainment has teamed up with Major Entertainment for the May version of The Affair!  And don’t forget you’ll also witness the DJ stylings of Babyface.  So, having said that, don't miss the May Affair!!    

Carl Henry’s CD drops on May 28th.  Be sure to pick up your copy!  And Toronto is privileged to host Carl Henry’s CD RELEASE on MAY 17TH at The Affair inside Revival -
Toronto’s hottest venue!  Great giveaways too!  

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19
BBPA SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING KARL KANI
St. Lawrence Centre For The Arts
Jane Mallett Theatre
27 Front Street East
4:00 pm followed by reception
BBPA Members:  $10.00; Non-members $20.00
Click here for all ticket locations! 
http://www.bbpa.org/karl/

EVENT PROFILE:  On Sunday May 19, 2002, the Black Business & Professional Association will present KARL KANI, designer, innovator, entrepreneur and educator, as the featured speaker in its quarterly Speakers Series.  The event will be hosted by Nathan Downer of FLOW 93.5.  Karl Kani is the founder and designer of Karl Kani Jeans, Karl Kani Infinity, Young Kani and, most recently, Kani Life, his most prized endeavour representing the true essence of design, individuality, self-expression and style for both men and women. Considered by many to be the godfather of hip hop and urban fashion, Karl also founded his own record label called Kani Life Records in 2001. Karl is a board member of the NAACP and has also pioneered an entrepreneurial program that educates children about running their own businesses by marketing and selling Karl Kani merchandise.   Take this opportunity to hear history up close and personal.

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19
THE A-TEAM
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Wade O. Brown, Rich Brown, Levin, Dave Leitao, Neil Brathwaite and Don Pham.

 


NEXT  WEEK’S EVENTS
 MAY 20 - 26, 2002

 

MONDAY, MAY 20
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, MAY 20
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, MAY 21
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.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 24
ART OF SOUL – EPISODE TWO
Temple Bar
469 King Street West (just west of Spadina on the south side - look for the Art of Soul banner on the front gate leading to the entrance)

Doors open @ 10:00pm.
www.templebar.ca

Cover charge - $7.00 with a promotional flyer or a printed copy of this evite
$10.00 without flyer

Info:  Genuine Entertainment Group

416.703.8060-office

416.772.3817-pager
www.blackbrownbeige.com

Email: aos@blackbrownbeige.com
www.templebar.ca

EVENT PROFILE: Skyy Vodka and Skyy Citrus presents Art of Soul - episode two on Friday, May 24, 2002.  Please join us once again for episode two as we continue to combine and showcase two of the most important artistic media's "Art" and  "Music".  Visuals provided by Madonna Andress - showcasing part two.  Musical vibe provided by DJ’s Ray Prasad of Vibes N’ Vinyl on CKLN 88.1FM with special guest JoJo Flores of Therapy and Rotation Records in Montreal.  They will take you on a soulful electrifying journey into rare grooves, soulful house and afro-Latin-beats.  The vibe formula is soulful music + appetizers + visuals + cocktails = GOOD TIMES.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 24
DEEP SOUL
@ CHARLIES
1 Jarvis St (at Queen's Quay)
10:00pm-3:00am
25 and over / dress code

Hosted by Lloyd & Carlos
of Major League Entertainment Inc.
Guest list (416) 264-9494
P
lease reply back with your full name by 12:00 noon this Friday
Click here for guest list:   
mailto:mle41@rogers.com

EVENT PROFILE: You have been asking for this.  A place where the thirty something can call it's own.  Know you got it DEEP SOUL at Charlies every Friday.  Enjoy the cool vibe and listen to all the great original music.  Soul, house, R&B, disco, soca and reggae.  DEEP SOUL inside CHARLIES is where you should be if you love old school music.  The party continues every Friday …

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 24
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 MAY 25
A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER “BIRD”
Caliban Arts Studio
533 College Street
, 3rd Floor
Doors open at 9:00pm
For tickets and more info.: (416) 657-0367 
Tickets are $15 Adv. $18 @ Door
Ticket Outlets: A Different Booklist (416) 538-0889; Mankind Studios (416) 782-6922
Sponsored by: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, JAZZ91.1FM, CKLN 88.1FM, CHRY 105.5FM, Steam Whistle Breweries,  Mankind Studios, A Different Booklist

EVENT PROFILE:  Featured Musicians:  ALANA BRIDGEWATER (Guest Vocalist), MARC AUGUSTE JR. (Piano, Musical Director), MICHAEL STUART (Alto Saxophone), DAVE FIELD  (Bass ), ALEXIS BARO  (Trumpet/Flugelhorn),  NORMAN MARSHALL VELLENEUVE  (Drums).

Originally produced in 1997, The Black Underground Project honours the genius and talents of the greatest musicians and vocalists who championed the form and sounds of Jazz. The Underground features the incredible talents of professional instrumentalists and vocalists, paying tribute to the styles of the greatest musicians and vocalists of past & present!

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 26
THE A-TEAM
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE: Featuring Wade O. Brown, Rich Brown, Levin, Dave Leitao, Neil Brathwaite and Don Pham.

 

 

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