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posted November 11, 2006


Also Sunday December 10, 2006; Sunday January 14, 2007

From Laura, who put on last year’s “Little folk festival” in the park: “I'm getting a lot of inquiries about the Sunday show at the Transaz as to whether kids are welcome and YES they are! I'm thinking this could turn into a regular music event that parents could enjoy and bring their kids to. I'm considering a few things: maybe a kids’ area with crafts/art materials. Maybe someone to supervise kids and even get paid? Maybe this could be a year long lead up to the next little Folk festival at Dufferin Grove Park?

Laura will perform Sunday, November 12, Sunday December 10 and Sunday January 14 with Chris Bennett @ The Tranzac - 292 Brunswick Ave: from 2:30-4:30 • Pass The Hat

posted November 20, 2006

SAMUEL A. BIETENHOLZ, Upcoming And Ongoing


PRAXIS GALLERY - Toronto Artists' Inspiration 06
25 November to 8 December, 2006
1614 Queen Street. W., Toronto
reception: 7:00pm Friday, 24 November, 2006

CITY of BRAMPTON – Employee Art Showcase
4 December to 22 December, 2006
Brampton City Hall Atrium, 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, Ontario.




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posted December 1, 2006

The Snow Queen

Sunday December 17, 11am & 7pm, JCC

Park friend and neighbour Alon Nashman performs...

posted November 29, 2006

Making Room

A Heather Nicol Production


Saturday December 2nd, 11am to 11pm Performances begin at 7pm sharp Vernissage, 6-9pm

Sunday December 3rd, 12-5pm*

  • Come perform on sunday, open piano recital day with free coffee courtesy of Balzac's

"Making Room for you, making room for me, making room for more, making room for bigger, stronger, sassier, sexier, making room for sculpture, installation, performance, new media, making room for music, video, drawing and painting, making room for Dorkbot, making room for eating and drinking beer and exchanging ideas, fan mail, phone numbers and manifestos..."


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THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES Presents Volume 2 in the uTOpia series

When: Sun Nov 26, 2006
Time: 2pm till 10pm
Where: Gladstone Ballroom
Type: reading , special event ,
Cover: $5 or free with book purchase
3:00 p.m. – Panels moderated by Misha Glouberman
Unofficial Culture: Karen Hines, Sarah B. Hood, John Lorinc, Stuart Ross and Carl Wilson.
Official Culture: Jason Anderson, Kat Collins, Natalie De Vito, Dylan Reid and RM Vaughan.
7:00 p.m. – Music co-presented with Wavelength The Phonemes, More Or Les and Scarborough A/V.

‘Live With Culture’ banners flap over the city. It’s the Year of Creativity, City Hall proclaims. And across the city the tinkle of pocket change can be heard as donors pony up millions for the rom, the ago, the Opera House. Culture’s never had it so good. Right? The State of the Artsexplores the Toronto arts scene from every angle. The essays consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the agoand the cneto the subconscious art of graffiti eradication and underground hiphop. In between, you’ll find considerations of art in the suburbs, how the arts help to sell condos, an examination of Toronto on film and a history of micro press publishing. You’ll read about the fine line between party and art, the power of the internet to create arts communities and a plea for music spaces that cater to musicians and their kids. Taken together, the thoughts of these writers, thinkers, musicians and city-builders aim to create an honest survey of where we’re at and where we can go. With contributions bySandra Alland, Jason Anderson, Anna Bowness, Stephen Cain, Kate Carraway, Hanna Cho, Brendan Cormier, Natalie De Vito, Liz Forsberg, Mark Fram, Marc Glassman, Katarina Gligorijevic-Collins, Brenda Goldstein, Amy Lavender Harris, Karen Hines, Sarah B. Hood, Christopher Hume, Sam Javanrouh, Dory Kornfeld, Adam Krawesky, More Or Les, John Lorinc, James MacNevin, Claudia McKoy, Brian McLachlan, Ryan McLaren, Shawn Micallef, Jill Murray, Matt O’Sullivan, Christopher Pandolfi, Michael Redhill, Dylan Reid, Damian Rogers, Stuart Ross, Lisa Rundle, Dana Samuel, Nadja Sayej, Susan Szenes, Kevin Temple, Pablo Torres, Gayla Trail, Rannie Turingan, Jason van Eyk, Adam Vaughan, RM Vaughan, Stéphanie Verge, Lisa WhittingtonHill and Carl Wilson.

May 14, 2006

Andrea Nann Dreamwalker Dance Company

in association with

Volcano, Pedlar Press, Harbourfront Centre


The Whole Shebang

May 18-20, 2006 7:30pm

Premiere Dance Theatre
Harbourfront, Toronto
Tickets on sale now
call 416-973-4000
--special rates for students/seniors/cada members/groups


Sarah Chase
Kathleen Edwards
Andy Maize
(Skydiggers) Josh Finlayson
Suzie Ungerleider
(Oh Susanna)
Andrew Cash (May 18 and 19)
Peter Elkas (May 20)
Stan Dragland
Souvankham Thammavongsa
Michael Ondaatje
(May 18)
Linda Spalding (May 19) Michael Winter (May 20)
Danielle Denichaud Robert Glumbek
Andrea Nann

Intimate and Compelling

Songwriter's Circle Writer's Circle

Dance works include the world premiere of A Certain Braided History, a
duet conceived and directed by internationally renowned dance and
storytelling artist Sarah Chase, developed, choreographed and performed
by Sarah and Andrea Nann and accompanied live by guitarist Peter Elkas,
and Reveries, a work created in 2001 by Andrea Nann in collaboration
with Gordon Downie and Gerald Michaud, featuring performances by Andy
Maize, Robert Glumbek and Danielle Denichaud, co-directed by Ross Manson.
The dances feature designs by Aisling Sampson, Heather MacCrimmon and Cheryl Lalonde.

Film screening of Peep Show by Corpus,
producer Kate Kung, director Robert Deleskie, performed and
choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon.

The show is sponsored by NOW Magazine, Ritchies Auctioneers and MapleMusic and will
be presented as part of Asian Heritage Month.

posted April 11, 2006

Roots Singer/Songwriters Linda McLean, Jenny Whitely and Laura Repo Expose Their Roots at The El Mocambo April 27

Proving She’s A Little Bit Country and She’s a little bit Rock’n’roll!

On Thursday April 27 at the El Mocambo three of Canada’s sweetest voices and introspective writers take the stage in a one night only revue titled EXPOSING OUR ROOTS. Roots singer/songwriters Linda McLean, Jenny Whiteley and Laura Repo will be taking over the El Mo’s stage showing off their acclaimed writings and vocal stylings. Each with stellar line-up of musicians performing songs from their latest CD’s and playing together with a few surprises thrown in. with DJ John Borra!!!

Doors at 8PM, show at 8:30, tickets are $10.00.

Laura Repo set starts @ 8:30pm

3 time Juno winner JENNY WHITELEY is receiving international accolades for her music, most recently her 2nd solo CD HOPETOWN (Black Hen) charting her creative process while remaining true to her bluegrass and country roots. This gifted singer and songwriter writes lyrics capturing the soul and essence ofreal life experiences, covering topics from stalkers to hermit-lady farmers and face down-on-the-floor drunks, then sings them in an achingly pure voice.

Award winning singer songwriter LINDA McLEAN lives in the forests of Northern Ontario. NO LANGUAGE is her second CD (the first released in Canada) and the strong follow up to her critically acclaimed BETTY'S ROOM (2003, Rounder Europe). Ranked among the best of her Canadian contemporaries; "There is a 'holy trinity' of Canadian singer songwriters, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards and Linda McLean." (CBC Radio) McLean performs with passionate clarity. These are tunes with the ache and retrospective wisdom of a dame in her prime. (NOW Magazine)

The acoustic-based music of Toronto's LAURA REPO is insightful and resonant. Her wistful songs about relevant issues, fractured souls, and the pleasures and poignancy of modern life are heady with wry commentary, sweet observations and urban folk wisdom. Says Brad Wheeler of The Globe and Mail, Repo writes songs remarkably. Performing as part of a trio featuring the extraordinary talents of guitarist/singers David Baxter and Adam Faux, Laura puts forth an affecting array of heartbreaking melodies, beguiling harmonies and a formidable amount of charm.

posted April 22, 2006

Ken Whiteley launches new CD with a matinee family concert
at the Al Green Theatre April 29

Who: multi-instrumentalist KEN WHITELEY and His Musical Friends
What: Energetic, intelligent and joyful music for kids and their grownups
Where: The Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal JCC, Bloor St. W. at Spadina
When: Saturday April 29, 2 p.m.
Why: The launch of Whiteley's new CD, "Join the Band" How much: $12.00. For tickets call the Arts Box Office at 416 504-7529, on online at More information: 416 533-9988

Award-winning musician Ken Whiteley celebrates the release of his new recording for children titled "Join the Band" with a matinee family concert set for April 29, at the Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal JCC at Bloor and Spadina.

Joining him will be musical friends Bucky Berger (drums, percussion), George Koller (bass, vocals), Kathryn Moses (flute, saxes, vocals), Sarah McElcheran (trumpet, percussion) and as well as some surprises.

Whiteley has been at the forefront of children's music in North America for many years. He co-produced the first seven Raffi albums for children which have now sold over six million copies in North America, and has produced over 60 different recordings of children's music including Juno winners for Fred Penner and Al Simmons. He also produced the Nancy Cassidy KidSongs series for Klutz Press, which have sold two million copies.

Whiteley's been nominated for six Juno awards and received awards from the American Library Association as well as a Parents Choice Award and a Children's Music Web Award.

The new CD, "Join the Band" features a different instrument on each song - and Whiteley himself plays twenty different instruments on the recording, as well as writing almost all the songs.

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posted February 15, 2006

Kafka and Son returns

Neighbour and Park friend Alon Nashman sent us this flyer about his upcoming play at the JCC at Bloor and Spadina, March 7-18, 2006

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