Friday, November 30, 2007

CROSSROADS @ ROCKFISH GRILL & BREWERY (ANACORTES, WA) - DEC. 1

Saturday, December 1st, the Crossroads band will let the good times roll at the Rockfish Grill and Brewery - 320 Commercial Ave., Anacortes WA (360-588-1720). The Rockfish has great food, damn good beer and an extensive wine list. Add some good music and what more would a person want? The band always has a great time at The Rockfish. We hope you can join us! The band plays from nine to midnight. No Cover charge!

For gig info and band news, go to www.crossroadsblues.net.

If you don't have one already, pick up our highly acclaimed CD, I Want It Right Now, at one of The Crossroads Band's shows for only $10.00. I know you'll dig it! It makes a great holiday gift.

Be safe, and have a great weekend!

John Lee

www.crossroadsblues.net
www.anacortesrockfish.com


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BACKSTREET SUNDAY JAZZ SERIES F. DUANE "MUZIKI" ROBERSON - DEC. 2


Once again, the BMF/SFBAAAM is putting on a great show. These shows will take place the first Sunday of every month. Eventually, we hope to expand beyond that, but whatever the format or frequency, great music is going to be happening near you! Come on out!

THE BACKSTREET SUNDAY JAZZ SERIES
Presented by SFBAAAM Productions
ROOTS, SASS AND JAZZ
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2007 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.
featuring
DUANE "MUZIKI" ROBERSON - MUSIC DIRECTOR/PIANO

Muziki Roberson is a gifted, inspired Jazz pianist and composer who for the last two decades has thrived in some of the most challenging and creative environments the Bay Area jazz scene has to offer. For years, he was the keyboardist for the brilliant, jazz/funk/Latin poetry group, Mingus Amungus. And for 12 years, Roberson was keyboard player and award winning composer for the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He’s also performed with inventive jazz violinist Michael White for 4 years, which included a trip to Lagos Nigeria’s 1977 FESTAC where he had the opportunity to play with Stevie Wonder and members of the band Osibisa. Additionally, Mr Roberson has also played with violinist, Billy Bang, and Saxophonist, David Murray, among many others.

Rhonda Benin- Vocalist

Darlene Coleman- Vocalist

Babatunde Lea -drums

Mark Wright-trumpet

Angela Wellman- trombone

Charles McNeil - saxophone

David Daniel- bass

And Special Guest Jazz Poets: Robert Carmack and Julian Carroll


Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
1616 Franklin Street (17th street & Franklin)
Oakland, CA

order online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

(enter: Backstreet Sunday Jazz)

tickets may also be purchased at the door: $15/adults/$10 seniors & children

Read on for a review of last month’s show:

It was announced by Robert Carmack, executive producer and vice president of operations for SFBAAAM, that their first concert was a complete success. The first in a continuing series entitled, "Back Street Sunday Jazz Series", was held Sunday, November 4th at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music in downtown Oakland California. The show featured the musical leadership of Jazz educator/pianist, Dr. Bill Bell. The SRO crowd applauded, yelled and whistled at the tight band assembled by Bell, with a trio of sultry vocalists featured in the first set. The band included Bell on piano, Ollen Erich Hunt, on bass, Kamau Seitu, on drums, Melvin Butts, alto saxophone, Calvin Keys, guitar, Angela Wellman, trombone, Mark Wright, trumpet, and Yancey Taylor, on vibraphone. The set included jumping blues, swing tunes and ballads, with a "big band feel", using arrangements by Bell himself, an accomplished arranger/composer. The show opened with local favorite, Ms. Robin Gregory, as she torched the audience with her rendition of Blue Gardenia, followed by a lovely arrangement of Cole Porter's Night & Day. Valerie Cooper, an up and coming singer in the Bay Area, followed Robin, with a tender version of Body and Soul. The set finished with dynamic vocalist, Darlene Coleman, who, with polished tenacity and sheer vocal power, excited and roused the crowd with her interpretations of Tenderly and Teach Me Tonight. "It was truly magical", stated Joyce Slayton, a visiting Jazz fan from Atlanta, Georgia.

The evening's host and producer, Robert Carmack, then introduced a panel of personalities from the wider jazz community to discuss how the jazz audience can be further developed. Local jazz radio host, Sonny Buxton, Anna De Leon, proprietor of Anna's Jazz Island, Karlton Hester, department head of music at UC Santa Cruz, musician, Roger Glenn, and Dr. Bill Bell participated in the discussion, a key feature of which involved the development of young musicians, who will carry and sustain the music into the future.

The evening was not done, as Carmack gathered the crowd for the start of the second set, which featured an entirely different band and musical director. Mr Glenn Pearson, head of the music department at The College of Alameda, presented a more "edgy" sound ensemble. Multi-instrumentalist, Roger Glenn soloed on saxophone, vibes and flute. Michael Dennis was featured on drums, with David Daniel taking over duty on the bass. Ms Gregory and Ms Cooper, returned in this set to perform with the aggregation. Many of the patrons spoke volumes of praises as they exited the building for the night.

OPC founder, Ms. Angela Wellman, (trombonist/educator) was totally elated at the success of the evening’s joint venture between BMF/SFBAAAM and the OPC. . A slogan has been adopted by the two organizations and will be publicized wherever it can: “We Own This! Believe it, Use it, Live it!”

Robert Carmack: http://hipstersanctuary.blogspot.com/

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"FAT TONY'S BLUE YEAR'S EVE WITH SOULMAN ROD NIXON" - DEC. 31/07


If you are looking for an affordable and highly entertaining New Year's Eve on the town, then check out this show with Western New York soulman Rod Nixon and be prepared to be driven into paroxysms of anticipatory delight!

Event: Fat Tony's Blue Year's Eve with Soulman Rod Nixon

Son of the legendary Matt "Guitar" Nixon, Rod Nixon is the inheritor of his father's legacy as one of Western New York's top R&B, Blues and Soul artists.

Fat Tony's Blues and Soul Concert Series

Monday, December 31, at 9:00pm

Fat Tony's Pizzeria (Capone's)

131 King Street

St. Catharines, ON

Contact Info

Phone: 905.988.3663
Email: billrymer@netzero

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

INDIE TALENT PRESENTS "IRRITATE THE DAVE (NORRIS-ELY)" RADIO PROGRAMME

On November 22/07, we kicked off this new program, "Irritate the Dave", which is dedicated to the memory of our late friend, David Norris-Elye. The program will feature thoughts and memories from David's friends and family, as well as music from both his CDs - Mist over Juan de Fuca and Sweet Rain.

To listen to the program go to: http://www.indietalent.ca and press the "listen" button at the scheduled time.

Here is the schedule [excluding past dates]:

6 pm - Thurs, Nov. 29

12 noon - Friday, Nov. 30

Cheers.


Louise Peacock

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MARY McPAGE BAND - UPCOMING GIGS (DEC./07)



UPCOMING GIGS:

1 Dec 2007
21:00
Monahan's
Everett, Washington
8 Dec 2007
20:00
Skagit Valley Casino
15 Dec 2007
12:00
Destination Harley
Tacoma, Washington
15 Dec 2007
21:00
Stanwood Hotel & Saloon
Stanwood, Washington
19 Dec 2007
19:00
Engel's Pub
Edmonds, Washington
28 Dec 2007
21:00
Corner Inn
Seattle, Washington
29 Dec 2007
21:00
Corner Inn
Seattle, Washington
31 Dec 2007
21:00
Corner Inn - Happy Freekin' New Year !!
Seattle, Washington
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GINA LIVINGSTON NOMINATED FOR L.A. MUSIC AWARD


I wanted to share some great news: I just received notification that I have been nominated in the 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards in the category: ROCK ARTIST!

The winners will be announced tomorrow night (Nov. 30/07) in Hollywood.

http://www.losangelesmusicawards.net/awardcat.html


Gina


www.ginalivingston.com

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LORI YATES - DECEMBER GIGS


I'm playing with 2 great acts this month, so come out if you can:

Friday, Dec. 7/07 - 9:30 p.m.

Pepperjack's Cafe
38 King William St.
Hamilton, ON

Opening for alt-country insurgents United Steel Workers of Montreal

Sunday, Dec. 9/07 - 8:30 p.m.

Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON

Opening for fab East coast singer Laura Smith.


www.loriyates.com


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CAROLE KING - MASTERPIECE VOL. 1



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Various Artists - Carole King Masterpiece Vol. 1 - A-Side AZ-5006, 1993
Yet another brilliant compilation (the first of three volumes on Carole King!) from A-Side.
As with other releases in the Songwriter Series, the track list combines better-known hits with obscure indie singles and B-sides. Surprises include Annette Funicello's girl-group ("Dreamin' About You"), The Crawford Brothers' Everly-esque "Good Buddies", and the Honey Bees' soulful "Some of Your Lovin'".
Some of these tracks subsequently turned up on other compilations (including Ace's Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection 1961-1967), but there are plenty of unique rarities here and on the next two volumes.
Tracks
Carole King – Oh Neil (H. Greenfield, N. Sedaka, G. Goffin)
The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Drifters – Some Kind Of Wonderful
Tony Orlando – Halfway to Paradise
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care of My Baby
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take (H. Greenfield, C. King)
Annette & The Vonnair Sisters – Dreamin' About You
The Everly Brothers – Crying in the Rain
James Darren – Her Royal Majesty
Little Eva – The Locomotion
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return
The Crickets – Don't Ever Change
The Crawford Brothers - Good Buddies
Craig Douglas – When My Little Girl is Smiling
Steve Lawrence – Go Away Little Girl
The Chiffons – One Fine Day
The Cookies – Will Power
Freddie Scott – Hey Girl
Skeeter Davis – I Can't Stay Mad at You
Connie Stevens – Why'd You Wanna Make Me Cry
Earl-Jean – They're Jealous of Me
The Tokens – He's in Town
The Honey Bees – Some of Your Lovin'
Carole King – Queen of the Beach
Carole King – Short Mort
Carole King – Under the Stars (Carole King)
All songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, except as noted.
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MIGUEL PAREDES - UPCOMING APPEARANCES (DEC. 2007)






For more information on Miguel Paredes:


Tel: 305.219.6688






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JACK DE KEYZER NEWSLETTER #6 - FALL/WINTER 2007




Jack de Keyzer & Chris Murphy have been nominated for Maple Blues awards this year. If you would like to vote online, here is a link to first register - CLICK HERE TO VOTE.


UPCOMING APPEARANCES:

Friday, November 30 - 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Mansion House
128 Main Street
Sutton, ON
905-722-8345

Saturday, December 1 - 7:30 p.m.

Chicago's
926 Simcoe St. North
Oshawa, ON
(905) 436 9191

Sunday, December 2 - 6 p.m.

Cat's Caboose
15-224 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON

Guest set with the KB Blues Band

Thursday, December 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Orleans
17380 Yonge Street
Newmarket,ON
905-836-5299

Jack de Keyzer & Alan Duffy Duo

Friday, December 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Jersey's
1450 Headon Road
Burlington,ON
905-319-0525

Saturday, December 8 - 9:30 p.m.

Silver Dollar
486 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON
416-975-0909

Friday, December 14 - 8:30 p.m.

Harlow's (New Venue - formerly Sixty Six on Brock)
66 Brock Street West
Uxbridge, ON

Saturday, December 15 - 9:30 p.m.

Corktown

175 Young Street
Hamilton, ON
905-572-9242

Sunday, December 16 - 2:30 p.m.

Busholme Inn
156 Main St
Erin, ON

Guest spot with house band

Sunday, December 23 - doors at 8:00 p.m.; show from 8:30-12:30

London Music Hall Lounge - Full Moon Party

185 Queens Ave
London, ON
519.432-1107

Tickets: brian@greatlakesbluessociety.com
519.963.7247

Monday, December 31 - 9 p.m. - New Year's Eve Dine & Dance

Ali Baba Steakhouse
"The Club" upstairs
130 King St S
Waterloo, ON

Call 519-886-2550 for ticket reservations

Dine, Dance and Ring in 2008 in style!

Tuesday, January 1 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Brando's - New Year's Day Party!
135 Market Street
Brantford, ON
519-720-6758

Click here for a sample clip from the new Blues Thing disc!

www.jackdekeyzer.com


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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

COLIN JAMES LITTLE BIG BAND CHRISTMAS - MASSEY HALL - DEC. 20-21/07


Thursday, December 20 & Friday, December 21, both at 8 pm / Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

Tickets $59.50 - $39.50 - 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

www.masseyhall.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Toronto, ON. November 27, 2007

The Colin James and The Little Big Band Christmas CD has just been released, and the Christmas Symphony tour kicks off, where Colin will be touring across Canada, playing a Christmas program with orchestral back-up to support the album.

Six-time Juno award-winner Colin James has driven his 10-album, 25-year career with his blues-influenced guitar mastery and soulful vocals. Capturing the authenticity of the R&B sound of the '40s, '50s and '60s, James and his Little Big Band (LBB) bring audiences back to the jump blues basics. A clever blend of rare covers and originals that mix swinging rhythms and dance floor contagion, LBB has brought with them the spirit of rockin' boogie and smooth, brooding blues. It’s been said that Colin James is an artist that takes the time to "go backwards in order to move forward", paying respects to legends and the sounds that made them legendary.

"No one, however, will be surprised to hear Colin James and the Little Big Band playing a brand of R&B that was once dispensed in loose, flawless three-minute bursts during which a razor-sharp rhythm section would spar with sizzling horns, some tough guitar-string bending, a church-influenced keyboard and possessed vocalists. It's the type of sound that helped rule the airwaves in the heyday of Atlantic Records in the 1950s and '60s", declared The Montreal Gazette’s Bernard Perusse in February 2006.

This Christmas, LBB delivers the same vibrant sound in the form of a holiday album that will feature some of the season's classics as well as some hand-picked rarities by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima.

“It was really cool to pick from a songbook that I have liked over the years, knowing that it also needed to suit the LBB-type style”, says James. “I really enjoyed singing songs like "I'll Be Home For Christmas", as well. "These are songs you've heard all your life really conjure up past Christmas seasons and memories from way back in your childhood.” He adds with a laugh, “It was a slightly surreal experience as it was late spring, early summer in Nashville and I would be walking down the tree lined streets near the studio singing "Let It Snow", hoping no one could hear.”

Horn-drenched with the piano and guitar dexterity that fans adore, the current release of Colin James and The Little Big Band Christmas album is accompanied by a nationwide Christmas symphony tour playing in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Appearing alongside the Little Big Band for the two Toronto shows is Roxanne Potvin. Her latest release, The Way It Feels (Alert Records), features the likes of Daniel Lanois, John Hiatt and Bruce Cockburn.

Four-time Songwriter of the Year Juno award-winner Jimmy Rankin, whose latest release is Edge Of Day (Song Dog Music), will also be joining Colin James on the Massey Hall stage for these Christmas shows.

Colin James Little Big Band Christmas

Thursday, December 20 & Friday, December 21, both at 8:00 PM / Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street, Toronto
Tickets $59.50 - $39.50 - Call 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

www.masseyhall.com

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Liz Parker, Publicity Manager
Ph: 416 593 4822, Ext. 318
email: liz.parker@rth-mh.com


THE CORPORATION OF MASSEY HALL AND ROY THOMSON HALL
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2H5

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

KENNY MacINNIS CD RELEASE PARTY - MICK'S IRISH ALEHOUSE - DEC. 1


Event: "Kenny MacInnis Album Release Party"/Kick Off the Holiday Season

Date: Saturday, December 1, at 9:00 pm.

Where: Mick's Irish Alehouse - 468 James St. N., Hamilton, ON

(905) 527 - 0161

http://www.mickspub.ca/home.html

Host: Kenny MacInnis

www.myspace.com/kennymacinnis


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"WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR" CHRISTMAS CONCERT (OAKLAND, CA) - DEC. 9

The Oakland Bay Area Community Chorus presents

“WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR”

Annual Christmas Concert

William “Bill” Bell, Director

Loni Williams, Assistant Director

Featuring

Traditional Christmas Spirituals and Christmas Carols

Soprano Soloist – Candice Johnson

Sunday, December 9, 2007, 4:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

Adults: $20

Children: $15

For tickets contact: M. Davis (510) 352-4252
L. Williams (510) 625-1941

Our Lady of Lourdes Church (510) 451-1790
2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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Hello, Friends.

This is to invite you to a very special performance of choral music, featuring what is traditionally called "Negro Spirituals". This music will warm your heart and fill you with the true spirit of Christmas. The concert takes place in the very beautiful Our Lady of Lourdes chapel, across from Lake Merritt, in Oakland, CA. Bring the family for a special afternoon of beautiful music. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Robin Gregory
www.wildbirdrecords.com


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THE JUKES @ THE FOX AND FIDDLE (OSHAWA, ON) - DEC. 1/07

Greetings, everyone.

The Jukes will be appearing at The Fox and Fiddle in Oshawa this Saturday, Dec 1st. We've just come off a fun weekend in Port Hope, and are slowly making our way back west. This is one of our last gigs for 2007, so we're hoping you can make it out.

Saturday, Dec 1st - 9:30 p.m.
The Fox and Fiddle
1300 King St. E.
Oshawa, ON

Thank you.



Andrew Taylor
The Jukes

http://www.thejukesband.com

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BLUESWOMAN MARIA HAWKINS - UPCOMING GIGS IN OTTAWA, ON
Friday, November 30 - 4th Stage, National Arts Centre (NAC) - "Christmas Goose"
The 5th Annual Christmas GOOSE concert at the NAC 4th Stage. Pat Moore has been a driving force behind the organizing of this event, which shares proceeds with the Ottawa Food Bank. This year we'll be releasing a new CD - The Christmas Platter; A Second Chorus of Seasonal Songs.
The concert includes Finest Kind, Ana Miura, Maria Hawkins, Tony Turner, Kate and Hollis, David Keeble, Lynne Hanson, Greg Kelly, and Pat Moore.
Tickets are available at the NAC Box Office, Ticketmaster, and Ottawa Folklore Centre Music on Bank St. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, December 1 - Bass Line Station
Sunday, December 2 - Atomic Rooster (4-7 p.m.)
Sunday, December 30 - Rainbow Bistro
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THE LEBLANC NEWSLETTER - ISSUE #10 (Nov. 27, 2007) [EXCERPTS]


In this issue:

* Celine Bashing—Canada’s National Sport
* Anne Murray’s a Contender Again
* Rex Goudie & Sony BMG Canada Part
* Ian Gillan’s Moose Jaw Memory


QUICK TAKES

++ Canadian broadcaster Moses Znaimer will receive the 2008 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards on Apr. 5 in Calgary, Alberta. He will further be honoured during a segment in the Juno Awards on Apr. 6, and televised nationally by CTV. The award is in recognition of an individual who has contributed to the growth and advancement of the Canadian music industry.

As well, Canadian country star Paul Brandt will receive the first Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Juno Gala Dinner. The award, made possible by funding from the CTV/CHUM Benefits package, recognizes Canadian artists who have enhanced the social fabric of Canada.

++ According to the report, "U.S. Music Forecast, 2007-2012”, from Jupiter Research, digital music sales will not offset declining CD sales in the next five years. Analysts predict that digital spending will increase but CD sales will continue to fall.

++ Toronto-based MapleCore has entered into a strategic alliance with Hamilton, Ontario-based Sonic Unyon Distribution. Under the agreement, effective immediately, Sonic Unyon Distribution is utilizing MapleCore’s backroom services and infrastructure, while still shipping directly to its independent retail accounts. Sonic Unyon Distribution, formed in 1997 by Mark Milne and Tim Potocic, continues to handle sales and marketing for its distributed labels.

++ Universal Music Canada has become Canadian distributor of Shout! Factory, effective Dec. 17. Additionally, Vivendi Visual Entertainment Canada, the video arm of UMC, has expanded its existing deal with Santa Monica, California-based Shout! Factory to include its entire video catalog.

++ Montreal label In2 Music has signed a new distribution deal with Koch Entertainment Canada. In2 Music has also signed exclusive label deals with two leading international dance labels, Defected and Star 69 Records. Its affiliated Cuba Cuba Music label recently signed the Afro Cuban All Stars.

++ R&B artists Massari and Ottawa-based urban label Capital Prophets Records have severed ties. Massari achieved a commercial breakthrough in Canada with his self-titled, debut album on CP Records in 2005.

++ Former I Mother Earth singer Edwin, former Our Lady Peace guitarist Mike Turner, former Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows and bassist Amir Epstein of Zygote have been recording together.

++ Throughout December, a different New Pornographer member is hosting XM Satellite Radio's weekly Tuesday “XMU Artists in Residency Time” program on the XMU channel.

++ Open Road Recordings artist Johnny Reid will tour Canada March 17-30, opening for Martina McBride. His sophomore album, Kicking Stones, has been certified gold (50,000 units) in Canada. Not often that happens for a domestic country album.

RANDOM CHUCKLE:

++ On his website, Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan reminisces about his solo 2006 tour of Canada, blogging, “Occasionally we had the luxury of a hotel. I’ll never forget The Dream Land Motel in Moose Jaw strangely enough, and that’s in Saskatchewan.” On his DVD, Gillan’s Inn - The Deluxe Tour Edition, with footage from the tour, when asked about Moose Jaw, Gillan deadpans, “Moose Jaw…I hit an elk once, similar to a moose, heading from Stockholm to Narvik, Norway one time. He was spread all over the front of the car.”

True Fact: Residents of Moose Jaw are known as Moose Javians.

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Journalist/broadcaster/researcher Larry LeBlanc has been a leading figure in Canadian music for four decades. He has been a regular music commentator on CTV’s “Canada A.M” for 35 years, and has been featured on numerous CBC-TV, CTV, YTV, Bravo! MuchMusic, MusiMax, and Newsworld programs in Canada; VH-1, and EEntertainment in the U.S.; and BBC in the U.K.

Larry was a co-founder of the late Canadian music trade, The Record; and, most recently, the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard for 16 years.

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To read more of this issue's The Leblanc Newsletter, email Larry at ljle@aol.com.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

NEWS NASHVILLE - VOLUME 2, ISSUE 21 (NOVEMBER 26/07)


News Nashville (http://www.musicnewsnashville.com)

November 26, 2007

Volume 2, Issue 21

Welcome...The new issue of the Music News Nashville newsletter is waiting for you at http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/newsletter/current.htm. This is our "benefit" issue.

This Wednesday at the Cobb County Energy Center in Atlanta, Keith Urban, Monty Powell and Anna Wilson will be performing to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. MNN encourages you to attend if you can. You can find the ticket link in the online newsletter.

Also, MNN wants to extend our best wishes to our good friend, Lorna Flowers. Lorna is a songwriter from England now living in Nashville, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be going through surgery soon, so please keep her in your prayers.

We have a number of new contests and giveaways, including an X-Box from Larry the Cable Guy, a prize package from Lonestar and Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and more.

There are new articles, CD reviews, interviews, photos and more on the magazine website. Make sure to bookmark http://www.musicnewsnashville.com and visit it daily for the latest in country music news.

Want to know what's going on in Nashville and Atlanta? Visit the SHOWCASES AND EVENTS page, along with the THIS WEEK IN NASHVILLE and THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA under the EVENTS button on the magazine website to find out where to go for hot music in Nashville and Atlanta. Also, check out our MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/musicnewsnashville. We'd love to have you as one of our friends.

All our best...


Dan and Sue Harr

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THE NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTIONLIVE AT THE ANCHORAGE 1.0

CD Review by D.M. Wells



This brand-new 10-song disk celebrates the 4th anniversary of the Niagara Rhythm Section’s (NRS) “Saturday Night Musical Improv” at The Anchorage in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The core formation of the band is comprised of Steve Goldberger on bass and vocals, Dave Norris on drums and Penner MacKay on percussion, Steve Grisbrook on guitar and Herb Nelson on keys.

It features a variety of players who have been featured with the NRS in the weekly series over those years, some of them on repeat occasions. Although their musical friends are of both the male and female persuasion, this first compilation features just the guys. I’ve been assured that some female guests will be included on the second disk.

It starts off with a mellow funky groove, interpreting the Jordan/Hickman/Bartley blues classic “Early in the Morning”, featuring Steve Goldberger on vocals and bass, Denis Keldie on keys, and Neil Chapman on electric blues guitar – all very tasteful.

John Mays of Fathead, who has now apparently started up his own band, takes over the vocal microphone on a rhumba version of Mike Bloomfield’s “Georgia Swing”.

Since these performances are all live improvisations, the basic songs morph into jams that are substantial in duration, one being as long as 12 minutes, and the majority lasting around seven.

Johnny Max, ever the comedian, intros “Loozianna” Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” by stating “I’m not really drunk; I’m hammered – there’s a difference. It’s what I look for in a woman; I don’t think it’s the other way around.” You have to interpret that properly to see the humour. In any case, the players and audience sound like they are having lot of fun. Johnny displays his deep, irrepressibly sexy, vocals (not unlike TJ’s own pipes), with “The Stevie McGeeGees - and Dave” funkin’ up the musical proceedings.

Guitarist Steve Grisbrook does the vocals on made-for-blues Leiber/Stoller/Pomus’s “Youngblood”, recorded in a classic rock mode by The Coasters in 1957. The Beatles also covered it in their early live performances. Either Ed Kopala or Steve Grisbrook cleverly incorporates Deep Purple’s famous “Smoke on the Water” lick into the song.

Downchild vocalist Chuck Jackson got the crowd howlin’, too, on Chester Burnett’s “Who’s Been Talkin’”, naturally accompanying nicely on harmonica, too, on this lively, mid-tempo rhumba.

“Who’s Been Talkin’” blends in seamlessly with Roscoe Gordon’s “No More Doggin’” (with a dance contest being announced). This one’s touted as an “old-time jump blues” and features Denis Keldie on full-throated tremulous vocals similar to Chuck’s and juicy keyboards and Neil Chapman on guitar.


Tony Springer prefaces a request for an “island song” by stating “I know you think I look so much like Kim Mitchell”, with someone else jokingly suggesting “something by Don Ho” (e.g. “Tiny Bubbles”), but Tony thankfully decides on Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up” (the 12-minute version). The band gets into the groove by providing harmony and background vocals. Tony takes the “improv” nature of the jam seriously by providing his own impromptu humorous lyrics and patois (including a Flintstones reference), which, of course, is one of his claims to fame, apart from his fabulous fretwork. Steve Goldberger gets to boost up the basswork here, as well. Bob, may he ever rest in peace, would have wholeheartedly approved, I’m sure.

The now sadly-departed Joe Ingrao, to whom the recording is devoted, sings and plays piano on a jazz-rock version of (B.B.) King/Clarke’s “Why I Sing the Blues”, with guitarist Eric Mahar standing in for “the king of the blues”. Penner MacKay is keeping time on the drumkit and Steve Goldberg holds down the bottom end of the mix on bass. Speaking of “bottom ends”, all of these male singers have vocal tones well-suited to sing the blues, and Joe was certainly no exception. If you’d never heard B.B. King’s original, you could appreciate this adaptation as it stands, but I still prefer the original melancholy filled conveyance.

Another classic, “Green Onions”, is performed to perfection by the Niagara Rhythm Section, with Lance Anderson majestically thrilling the listener on a Hammond B3!

Steve intros the closer, “Talk to Me”, by stating, “We’ll send you out on a ballad-y note”. This features Cobourg’s Rob Page on keyboards and Bruce Longman on guitar and vocals. It’s a beautiful ’50s-sounding slow-tempo rhythm and blues composed by the team of John & Seneca that was apparently written in the ’60s, but I wasn’t successful in tracking down the original recording of it. Not to worry – this one will send shivers up and down your spine, a la Willie Dixon’s “You Send Me”. You couldn’t ask for a better closer to one of the most relaxing blues recordings I’ve heard in a while.

I encourage fans of contemporary Canadian blues players to add this to your collection!

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PHOTOS AND NOTES FROM IAN SIEGEL'S PNW TOUR (2006)
PHOTOS & TEXT BY DENNIS "BLUES BOSS" DUDLEY




Ian Siegal
Back in the summer of ’06 I got the opportunity (through connections from the Blindman’s Blues Forum) to work with Ian Siegal out of the U.K. (www.iansiegal.com). Ian is a major talent and has two CDs out – Meat & Potatoes (2005) and Swagger (just out – ’07). He came alone to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and needed equipment and a band.

I picked Ian up at the Sea-Tac airport on a Tuesday evening, and we then drove to Tacoma. Rod Cook & Toast were at the Swiss Tavern. Rod was nice enough to loan me his 1930 National Resonator for Ian. We stayed and Ian got up and did 6-7 songs with Rod – tore the place up!!!

Wednesday night we had a rehearsal in the ‘boat shop’ at Bardahl with Ian and the Mark Riley Trio – (Mark Riley on guitar – Howard Hooper on bass – Marty Vadalabene on drums). After just over a hour, Ian said: “You guys know what you are doing – let’s go have a beer” (a prophetic statement for the trip).

Thursday we drove 7 hours to Bend, Oregon, and did the Domino Room. Friday we drove back to Seattle to do the Highway 99 (blues club) on Friday & Saturday nights. Small, but boisterous crowds and good CD sales. Sunday we did Jazzbones in Tacoma.

Monday we drove to Portland, Oregon (150+ miles), for the Waterfront Blues Festival (2nd largest festival of its kind in U.S.). Ian had two slots. Around noon he did the A&E stage as a solo (with Rod’s national). A couple hours later the entire band did the Credit Union stage. A crowd of 15,000+ [rest of this paragraph censored - haha].
We got to go on one of the “Blues Cruises” that night on the Willamette River. Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers with Reba Russell (one of my new fav female vocalists!) were the featured music on the cruise. At the end of the night, approaching 1 AM, Ian was invited to the stage. He and Thackery talked briefly and decided on “Long Distance Call”, and Ian absolutely nailed it!!!! The guy is amazing…and a nice guy too.

Looks like he might be back in the PNW this summer – doing Winthrop R&B Festival – and he will be using the Mark Riley Trio and me again.

Should be fun.
Bluesboss
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PHOTOS OF GUITAR SLINGERS BALL - ALADDIN THEATRE - NOV. 3/07
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
TOO SLIM & THE TAILDRAGGERS,
NICOLE FOURNIER AND HENRY COOPER
PHOTOS USED WITH PERMISSION BY
DENNIS "BLUES BOSS" DUDLEY







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BURNT ROSE RELEASES A NEW MP3 - "WATCHA DOIN"



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SALLY SPRING - MOCKINGBIRD


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

December 7/07 - 8 PM

The Green Bean
341 South Elm Street
Greensboro, North Carolina

- none joint show with Amelia White

December 12/07

The Garage
Greensboro, North Carolina

- also included in the show is Amelia White and Lynn Blakey (Tres Chicas)

December 14/07

Bluegrass Band

- email me to ask details

December 15/07

House Concert
Raleigh, NC

December 28/07

Bluegrass Band

Visit www.sallyspring.com for more info.

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"MAKING NECROPHILIAC" PLAYWRIGHT ON "IRON MAIDENS" - DEC. 12/07

Maureen Chaume


Guy Del Villano

NOW IN PRODUCTION (in Ottawa, Ontario) for February 2008

Thanks, everyone, who came out to auditions ... and a warm welcome to our wonderful new cast! Introducing Sunshine Tenasco as Desiree Devine, and Marc Grandmaison as Howie, the Handyman; James Murchison joins us again, this time as Beauregard Blake, the Actor; and welcome back Jessika Uhl (aka Smith) as Frau Ingrid Schultz, and Laszlo Szijarto as SlowSlide Sam, the Cat.

Pics coming soon!

NEW TUNE!

"The Grand Imperial Boogie" makes a debut in February!


"MAKING NECROPHILIAC" INTERVIEW ON CKCU 93.1 FM

Maureen Chaume, Playwright & Director, of "Making Necrophiliac", and actor Jessika Uhl, who plays the charactor of Frau Ingrid Schultz, will be interviewed by D.D. Rocker, Host of "Iron Maidens", on Wednesday, December 12/07, at CKCU 93.1 FM - www.ckcufm.com. You'll also hear music from the play, as composed by Guy Del Villano (lyrics by Maureen Chaume).






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Sunday, November 25, 2007

15TH ANNUAL HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
RECEPTION: 6:45 PM
AWARDS CEREMONY: 7:30 PM

The 15th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards takes place at the Westside Theatre on King St. West in Hamilton, ON. Refreshments will be supplied by Denningers Fine Foods and there is a cash bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Arts Hamilton is located at 279 King St. East, 905-481-3218, http://www.artshamilton.ca/.
LIST OF HAMILTON LITERARY AWARD NOMINEES:
Individual Poem

Chris Pannell - The Way She Loves ~ Poem for a Dream Bookstore
Gregory Monteith - Icon ~ Monchique
Paul Lisson - Superbad ~ Iridescence ~ In For A Penny
Ed Woods - The Final Touch of Leaving ~ Time Tattooed In Memory
~ On a Train in a Heat Wave
Marilyn Gear Pilling - Knowing Only Now Why I Asked
~ At the Corner of James North & Vine ~ Vulva is the Latin Word for Ditch

Short Story Non Fiction

Soraya Erian - Social Cohesion is at Stake
Bruce Farley Mowat - Go West, Young Artist
Joanna Emery - Angel of the Colony
Jennifer Filpowicz - Three, Two, One, Action!
Sylvia McNicoll - Out of Breath … With a Runny Nose
~ Note from Home - October ~ Note from Home – June
Jeffrey Griffiths - Creative Spaces

Short Story Fiction

Jeffrey Griffiths - The Pope and the Cast of M.A.S.H.
Poetry Book

Margaret Lindsay Holton - Bush Cord
Dan Jalowica - Newer Lies
John Terpstra - Two or Three Guitars/Selected Poems
Marilyn Gear Pilling - The Life of the Four Stomachs
Non-Fiction Book

David Lee - Chainsaws A History ~ The Battle of the Five Spot
- Ornette Coleman & the New York Jazz Field
Roy Carless & Kerry J. Schooley - The Carless Cartoon Collection
Gordie Tapp - What's On Tapp

Children’s Book

Ken Roberts - Thumb on a Diamond
Brian Harris - Rainbow Charlie Treasure
Young Adult Book
Anne Gray - Rites of the Healer
Sylvia McNicoll - Beauty Returns
Ellen S. Jaffe - Feast of Light
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

SEATTLE BLUES-ROCK GUITARIST NICOLE FOURNIER MOVIN' TO TEXAS


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DOLLHAUS - UPCOMING GIGS (OTTAWA, ON) - DEC. 6-7/07
Dollhaus will be playing songs from its brand-new English-German CD, LOS! at the following venues in the nation's capital:
Thurs., Dec. 6 - Atomic Rooster (Bank & Somerset, across from Hartman's)
Friday, Dec. 7 - Royal Oak (Bank & MacLaren)
Both shows start at 9 p.m.
Be there or be a "red square".
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JERRY JOHNSONSHOW ME SOME ACTION

(cover art not currently available)


CD Review by D.M. Wells

Once known in Toronto’s Queen Street West district as “Jerry Hendrix” due to his rapid-fire guitar licks (and while Jimi's own guitar at that), this Burlington/Hamilton-based musician is now more familiar as a modern-day “Frankenstein”. Ever-grateful to a team of medical doctors, and perhaps faith in a higher power, he has completely risen from the ashes of a serious car crash (of which he was, apparently, at fault) a few years ago. He’s paid his dues in more ways than one and seems ready to “take control” of his life now.

Jerry Johnson took the bull by the horns in producing this 10-song rock-heavy/blues CD (recorded and engineered by former Saga drummer Steve Negus), accompanied by Hamilton’s award-winning drummer Jack Pedler and bassist Rob “The Bubba” Brown. Jerry also performs all guitars and lead vocals on it, with Cheryl Weston and Zoe Weston-Shepherd on background vocals on the only country-blues (albeit electrified) “When It Rains”, the CD closer.

The recording starts off with a furious instrumental guitar boogie appropriately entitled “Maniacal Fervor, Texas”. The slower-paced but still hard-driving blues, “It’s Not a Dream”, is also practically instrumental, containing only a single verse and a wistful melody. It may or not reflect the aforementioned vehicular incident.

The lyrics to the funky bass-driven title track, “Show Me Some Action”, refer to the frustrating “big talk” (lies and promises), so prevalent on the promotional side of the music industry. Even though “money talks” is the more appropriate adage than “talk is cheap”, sometimes even financial incentives can’t get past the b.s. meter.

“All the King’s Horses” is another intense instrumental, in straight-ahead rock mode, that also allows Pedler free-rein on the drumkit, on which he never fails to impress. If you like “holes” in your melodies, forget it – this is a full-on Mozart concerto for guitar – rock me, Amadeus!

“I Knew Right Away”, a finger-blistering, cut-time blues-rock shuffle with a big fat bass line, is classic Jerry Johnson, as evidenced from his historical musical identity as the founding member of Them Damned Johnsons. It’s a musically thrilling ode to romance (or maybe just lust).

“Mine” is also a slow-blues instrumental with a very pretty melody that not unlike “It’s a Dream”, but this one gives particular credence to the Hendrix-like comparisons. This one’s on an equal par with “Little Wing” in its display of musical emotion.

“Ain’t Gonna Sit and Cry” is a fusion of blues, rock, funk, and jazz, whose rhythmic pattern reminded me vaguely of the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” while incorporating some interesting reverberation technique on guitar. It’s a song addressing the issue of rejection by a many-times-broken heart gone cold.

“Take Control” follows the musical funky-blues-rock pattern of “I Knew Right Away”, but it’s an appealing groove, just the same. If nothing else, Jerry’s style is consistent, so his long-time fans will dig it. There is effective use of reverberation here, too, along the lines of Vanilla Fudge’s “I’m Losing You”.

“Time to Get Wet”, even more than some of the other tracks, reminded me of music recorded by Gus Pappas and the New Breed (now of Bottle Devils), from their brilliant No Control release. This is one of my favourites on the CD, the psychedelic flavouring of which should justifiably render it “nouveau classic rock”.

As mentioned previously, “When It Rains” is a mellow electric country-blues (with a touch of gospel) that is not unlike the Stones, as well, and it’s enhanced by the lovely background vocals of the Weston women, however minimally they are used. It’s a nice little “comedown” from the musical “high” experienced throughout the disc.

Show Me Some Action does that and more.

For more info, visit www.jerryjohnson.ca.
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Friday, November 23, 2007

GEORGE OLLIVER & HIS DYNAMIC DUO IN BRAMPTON, ON - NOV. 23-24/07

George Olliver and his Dynamic Duo are at the Louisiana Seafood Restaurant (905-454-4460) this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, in Brampton, ON. This is one of George's fave spots in the west end, and this restaurant's cuisine is top of the line.

George is celebrating his win of "Gospel Album of the Year" (of which he will have copies for sale), so you know what that means...(fasten seat belts).

George will be featuring Peter Mueller of "Canadian Idol" and Cathy Young, a member of George's award-winning gospel band and a Juno award-winner (for "Best R&B Recording").

DON'T MISS GEORGE OLLIVER @ AT LOUISIANA SEAFOOD, BRAMPTON, AND BRING YOUR DANCIN' SHOES!

Showtimes from 8 - 12 midnight.

Also...

GEORGE OLLIVER will be singing songs from his award-winning gospel album in a solo concert this coming Sunday, Nov. 25, between 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ Faith Gospel Tabernacle, 10042 Creditview Rd., in Northwest Brampton.

For more info, call (905) 459-4673 during business hours.

This is a free concert and will also feature the Shikina Praise Band.

George is very excited about this new CD, Look Up, and his label, Rapio Records, has just submitted the album to the Juno Award Committee (CARAS) for consideration in the "Best Gospel Contemporary Album" category. The CD has just won "Gospel Album of the Year" for Durham Region. His label is also looking for a U.S. deal with this recording, so for now, it is only available through George's site or at the engagement. This is a world class album and will win many into the Kingdom.

So come on out and support George and this new recording, which he says is the best record he's ever made. There will be copies of Look Up among his other gospel recordings available for sale at the concert.

Directions: (map and written)
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Faith+Gospel+Tabernacle%2C+Brampton%2C+Ontario&meta=


God Bless You All,


Rapio Records
Whitby, Ontario

www.georgeolliver.com

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BLUES/SOUL SINGER SHOBHA @ GRIFFIN'S (OTTAWA, ON) - NOV. 30/07


I have a special show put together on Friday, Nov 30., at Griffin's on Elgin Street. There will be a performance by Shobha, who is in Ottawa to promote her new CD. She has agreed to participate in the show, which will have some special guest performances by some special needs members, and it will warm your heart.

If you can make it, that would be great. The show is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., and it should be a special time. Shobha is very talented and her music will be enjoyed by all. It could be a great date night for spouses and partners, as well as others who want to start off their evening with some live entertainment and fun.

Please consider coming out to support this event and the individuals who will be there for a special performance.

The cover charge is only $5.00.

Put the date on your calendar, and thanks for your support, folks.


http://profile.myspace.com/shobhamusic

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PAUL GREEN & STRAIGHT SHOT - UPCOMING GIGS - NOV. 23 & 24/07

Hey, everybody.

Here are a few chances to hear Straight Shot this weekend.

We're at the Fire Creek Grill in Kent, WA, tonight, Fri., Nov. 23, and the 909 Club in Burien, WA, tomorrow night, Sat., Nov. 24. Both shows start at 9 pm and both venues offer good food and a smaller intimate atmosphere to hear the band.

This Monday, Nov. 26, is our first appearance at The Swiss in Tacoma (WA) and that show starts early, from 8 - 10:30 pm. The band is really cooking, so come on out and enjoy yourselves and, as always, thanks for your support.

Details and addresses for these clubs are at paulgreenblues.com.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

BECKI SUE & HER BIG ROCKIN' DADDIES! @ HIGHWAY 99 - NOV. 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's all blues this Saturday, November 24, at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle, with Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! Showtime is 9 p.m.
http://www.highwayninetynine.com/

ALERT: Becki Sue's Birthday Bash Weekend!

Friday, Dec 7 @ The Firecreek Ale House in Lacey, WA, at 8 pm
Saturday, Dec 8 @ The Raging River Cafe & Cub in Fall City, WA, at 9 pm

www.bigrockindaddies.com

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"THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" - CALL FOR AUDITIONS (OTTAWA, ON)



Attention ALL Women!!

The Vagina Monologues' organizing committee is excited to announce that auditions for acting roles in the Ottawa performance of "The Vagina Monologues" are now open!!

PLEASE COME AND AUDITION!!

You do NOT have to have ANY previous acting experience—we just want women who are motivated and enthusiastic!!! If you have ever wanted to be involved in a theatrical production, now is your chance! If you're interested in helping to raise money for a good cause and FUN, now is your chance!!

The play will be performed March 21 and 22, 2008. There will be approximately 1-2 rehearsals per week for 6 weeks.

Auditions will be held at the Carlington Community and Health Services (900 Merivale Rd.) on the following dates:

Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00-6:00pm
Monday, December 3rd, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, December 4th, 5:30-8:30pm


If you are interested in auditioning, please email http://us.f517.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=ottawavday@gmail.com (along with your preferred date) and we will send you an audition form and a time for audition.

Auditions will only be 10 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition, so you can pick a monologue to audition with. This is not a formal audition, so don't worry about preparing anything.

Please pass this email on to ANY woman you feel would be interested in participating. It's fun and we know you'll enjoy it!

If you do want to be involved, but don't want to act, that's great too! Send us an email!

Funds raised from the 2008 Ottawa performance of The Vagina Monologues will go to Ottawa Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Please find more information about The Vagina Monologues below or check out the website at www.vday.org.

Sincerely,


The Ottawa V-Day Coordinators

What is "The Vagina Monologues"?

Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," "The Vagina Monologues" dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Based on interviews with a diverse group of hundreds of women - from a Long Island antiques dealer to a Bosnian refugee - "The Vagina Monologues" brazenly explores questions often pondered, but seldom asked. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City.

What is V-Day?

V-Day is a global movement that helps anti-violence organizations throughout the world continue and expand their core work while drawing public attention to the larger fight to stop worldwide violence (including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual slavery) against women and girls.

V-Day is also a day (in Feb and/or March), for which annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to transform consciousness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Groups around the world present productions of "The Vagina Monologues" on or around V-Day (February 14th) to raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls. The proceeds from these events are donated to local organizations in the community that are working to stop sexual violence.

2008 marks the 10th anniversary of VDay

2008 marks V to the 10th - the celebration, the call, the decision, the next step. The next ten years we're together, we will raise the stakes, go further, go deeper, increase the power and CHANGE THE STORY OF WOMEN.

For more information on VDAY and The Vagina Monologues, please visit www.vday.org.
The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

Message forwarded by:

ERIN FLYNN CHUO 89.1 FM
Station Manager Directrice Générale

e. erin@chuo.fm
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BEVERLY SNEATH ART STUDIO & GALLERY OPEN HOUSE - NOV. 24 & 25/07



Saturday, Nov. 24 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 - 10 a.m. - 5p.m.
1341 Effingham St., Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0, just south of Hwy. #20, west of Fonthill
Featuring:
paintings prints local scenes sculpture pottery beaded jewelry
cards hand painted wine glasses and more...
With special guest Lenka Kamenicky providing Angel & Tarot Card Readings and Reiki treatments (zdenale@cogeco.ca - 905-384-1590).
The Gallery is also open Sundays in December from 1- 4 p.m. until Xmas.
For appointments or Adults & Children's Classes, call 905-892-5868 or go to:


This event broadcast is sent to you via THEZine. Visit our website to find out how THEZine can help your events.
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E-HEEP (NOVEMBER 22/07 EDITION)

Hi, Heepsters!

A very special announcement by Mick Box below!

URIAH HEEP

http://www.uriah- heep.com

Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!

Nov 24 - Motorpark (with Alice Cooper) - Alaharma, Finland
Nov 25 - Jaahalli Helsinki Icehall (with Alice Cooper) - Helsinki, Finland
Nov 26 - Teatria (with Alice Cooper) - Oulu, Finland
Nov 28 - Olympen (with Alice Cooper) - Lund, Sweden
Nov 29 - Ballerup Superarena (with Alice Cooper) - Copenhagen, Denmark

Dec 3 - Meyer Music Hall - Braunschweig, Germany
Dec 4 - Brückenforum - Bonn, Germany
Dec 6 - Alter Schlachthof - Dresden, Germany
Dec 7 - Halle Gartlage - Osnabrück, Germany
Dec 8 - Kreuz - Fulda, Germany
Dec 9 - Matrix - Bochum, Germany
Dec 10 - Getaway - Solingen, Germany
Dec 12 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Dec 13 - Spectrum - Augsburg, Germany
Dec 14 - Salier Halle - Winterbach, Germany
Dec 15 - Lokhalle - Losheim, Germany
Dec 16 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Jan 18 - Hellendoorn - Lantaarn, Holland
Jan 19 - Plato - Helmond, Holland
Jan 20 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland

All details, tickets info, phone numbers: http://www.uriah- heep.com/ newa/livedates. php

From Mick Box:

"This is just a short announcement to let everyone know that, on the upcoming shows in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany & Switzerland, we will be introducing some of the new songs from the Wake the Sleeper CD by way of saying thank you to every one of you that kept the faith. We will be playing more songs in Germany and Switzerland, when we headline, than in Finland, Sweden & Denmark, due to the fact that we have a shorter set to play when we are special guests with Alice Cooper. As the tour progresses, we will hopefully be able to announce other exciting news as it happens. Onwards and upwards!

'Appy days!"

Mick

MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!

On The Rocks (featuring John Lawton) update:

The mixing of the forthcoming On The Rocks CD is taking place in Brazil between November 18 and December 18, with a possible release in spring 2008!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"A GRÁDA CHRISTMAS FROM IRELAND" @ THE EGG (ALBANY, NY) - DEC. 10

"A Gráda Christmas from Ireland" comes to The Egg in Albany from sold-out European venues.

Albany 's premier holiday show stars Ireland 's acclaimed young band, Gráda, featuring "Lord of the Rings" flute soloist Alan Doherty.

Gráda, Ireland's celebrated young all-star band acclaimed by music critics here in America and in Europe, will fly into Albany on Monday, December 10, and bring a stunning "A Gráda Christmas from Ireland" musical and dance concert to The Egg at the Empire State Plaza at 7:30 p.m.

"A Gráda Christmas from from Ireland" is a benefit concert for the Irish American Heritage Museum. Tickets are a $20 donation, or an early-bird donation of $18 by November 30.

Museum members also enjoy a 10% one-time, any-time discount. All seats are reserved, only through the Museum, by calling (518) 432-6598 or by visiting the Museum's Administrative Offices on the first floor of 991 Broadway (The Arnoff Building with the RCA dog, "Nipper", on top), in Albany.

"If this talented group appears anywhere within 100 miles of you, hie thee hence", proclaimed America 's Sing Out magazine. The Irish Times describes Gráda as "Irish Music with enough steam in its heels to leave most of its peers at the starting blocks."

"A Gráda Christmas from Ireland" has sold out venues across Ireland and Europe during the past three holiday seasons. Gráda integrates audience participation into its seasonally themed
show, including awarding copies of its new CD and DVD, Cloudy Day Navigation, to audience members who wear the most festive hats to The Egg show.

Gráda features Lord of the Rings lead flute soloist Alan Doherty, Colin Farrell playing fiddle and whistles, Nicola Joyce singing and playing bodhrán, guitar, whistle and fiddle, Andrew Lake on double bass, and Gerry Paul on guitar.

For its special Christmas concert, Gráda brings with it two celebrated guests: Matt Mancuzo on trumpet and fiddle and Kristin Andreasson, award winning multi-instrumentalist dancer.

www.irishamericanheritagemuseum.org

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HAIR OF THE DOG @ AOH BENEFIT (ALBANY, NY) - DEC. 14/07

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will have a benefit concert, featuring Hair of the Dog, on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Capital District Irish American Center (AOH Hall) at 375 Ontario St. in Albany, NY. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the concert benefit two Hibernian charities –The Freedom For All (FFAL) Ireland Christmas Appeal and the Hibernian Hunger Project. “The FFAL Christmas Appeal aids former political prisoners and their families with job retraining, counseling and other assistance”, said Matt Nelligan, President of the NYS AOH, adding: “The Hibernian Hunger Project supports community efforts to provide food for the needy all around the United States." Tickets are $20 per person. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $200. Reservations are preferred and may be made by contacting either Blake Washington at 518-608-5122 or Liam McNabb at 518-489-1752.

Hair of The Dog has entertained thousands of fans of all ages with its unique blend of Celtic, rock, folk and bluegrass music. For more information about the benefit concert or becoming a member of the AOH, visit www.nyaoh.com.

ABOUT THE AOH

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Catholic lay organization in America. Officially formed in New York in 1836, it was organized centuries earlier in Ireland for the purpose of defending Gaelic values and protecting the Catholic Church and its clergy from persecution. Although the name AOH can only be traced back to 1641, the organization can claim continuity of purpose, and its motto, “Friendship, Unity, and True Christian Charity”, to the organization known as the Defenders of 1565.

The AOH in America is organized into divisions, county boards, and state boards, and is governed by a national board. Annual dances, concerts and parades sponsored by all levels of the AOH raise millions for charity, while providing a showcase for the positive contributions of the Irish to every walk of American life. [There is also a Canadian chapter in Montreal, PQ.]

www.nyaoh.com

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MICHAEL PICKETT - UPCOMING GIGS - NOV. 23 - DEC. 21


Here is what's coming up this weekend. We'd love to see you come out if any of the following are within your geographical reach. As always, we appreciate your support and love of great music and musicianship.

Cheers,


Louise

Friday, November 23 - 8 pm - Tickets $15

THE BOOKSTORE CAFE
Junction County Rds. 1 & 4
CAMDEN EAST, ON
613.378.1102

thebookstorecafe@ca.inter.net

Saturday, November 24 - 8 pm - Dinner & Concert

THE ACOUSTIC GRILL
172 Main St.
PICTON, ON
613.476.2887
hipcats@sympatico.ca

Sunday, November 25 - 7:30 pm - HOUSE CONCERT - Tickets $20
Call 613.726.1424 for availability

5:30 pm - potluck dinner
7 pm - opening act

NEPEAN, ON

November 27 - 7 pm

DOBRO RESTAURANT & BAR
George St. N. (between Charlotte & Simcoe Sts.)
PETERBOROUGH, ON
705.775.9645

Coming up in December:

1......Crystal Chandelier Cafe Etc. (Crystal Beach, ON)
8......Alternative Brews (Amherst, NY)
15....Private House Concert (Wasaga Beach, ON)
21....Crystal Chandelier Cafe Etc. (Crystal Beach, ON

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Mother Earth Management
mail@michaelpickett.com
http://www.michaelpickett.com
http://www.youtube.com/michaelpickettsolo
http://www.myspace.com/michaelpickettsolo
http://www.cdbaby.com/all/mpickett

NEW! Live Performance Review

http://www.michaelpickett.com/news.shtml

NEW! 2007 Maple Blues Award Nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year

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LORI YATES WINS BIG AT THE HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS!


I just wanted to spread around my great news and take advantage of my bragging rights for at least one day!

On Sunday, Nov. 18, I won 2 awards at the Hamilton Music Awards:

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR!!!

The competition was very stiff in this category. The other nominees were: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Jeremy Fisher, Rob Lamothe and Fred J. Eaglesmith. I didn't think I had a chance at all against these monster songwriters - I'm still in shock!

ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR [The Book of Minerva]!!

Again, very stiff competition. The nominees were: J.P. Reimens & the Barflies, Kim Koren, Michelle Titian, and Scott Orr. Also monster talents with very solid recordings.

I'm on cloud 9!

Lori

www.loriyates.com

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THE JUKES @ GANARASKA HOTEL (PORT HOPE, ON) - NOV. 23

Greetings, folks.

The Jukes will be performing in Port Hope, ON, this weekend at The Ganaraska Hotel (a.k.a. The Ganny).

We'll be doing a weekend stay, with shows on Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night. We were there this summer and had a great time partying all weekend, including with some special guests, and plan on the same this time around.

The Ganaraska Hotel - "The Ganny" - 30 Ontario St., Port Hope, ON

Map: http://tinyurl.com/3aexhp

3 shows:

Friday, November 23rd, 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 24th, 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 24th, 10:00 pm


Andrew Taylor
The Jukes

http://www.thejukesband.com
http://www.myspace.com/thejukesband


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