In Toronto, Canada the month of February is full of celebrations. Kathi Maxwell Nicoll presents a variety of entertainment options to be enjoyed by Toronto’s audiences, one of which includes an event developed by Andrew Craig of a non-profit organization known as The Culchahworks Arts Collective. This particular event is highlighted production for 2016.
On Saturday Feb. 13, starting at 2pm, audiences are invited to the Fleck Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, for a showcase of some of the country’s finest artists as they will come together to perform what Andrew Craig has named King’s Playlist: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, Then and Now.
In the first half, artists such as Jackie Richardson, Molly Johnson, Jordan John and Don Ross will perform renditions of some of the most classic songs from the Civil Rights era – songs by The Staple Singers, Billie Holiday and Sam Cooke. The audience will also hear songs by artists from Harry Belafonte to Nina Simone to Bob Dylan – all songs inspired by, or that inspired the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The second half of the program will be a performance of the Oratorio (a concert work for soloists, choir and orchestra) written by Andrew Craig in 2014; called We Still Dare To Dream, and it is inspired by King’s iconic I Have A Dream speech.
This production is made possible through the generous sponsorship of TD Bank, as part of its annual Then And Now Black History Month celebrations.
Tickets can be purchased online at the Harbourfront Centre Box Office or via info-line 416-973-4000.
The Champions Gala is coming to Toronto, Canada on Sat. February 13th, 2016 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. This event promises to satisfy all patrons with a night of luxury. The line-up will include: NBA All Star, four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, Actor and Producer Anthony Anderson, Singer, Actor, Producer Akon, Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls; just to name a few. The featured theme will be Sports, Arts, and Entertainment coinciding with the Max All Star 2016. Attendees can expect VIP catering and bottle service, interactive stations, an unprecedented A/V experience, followed by a party with celebrities. Music will be provided by Toronto’s renowned DJ’s. Tickets are available for purchase online via Event Brite.
Sat. February 20, 2016 will be the date of the African-Canadian Achievement Awards in Toronto, Canada. Thereafter, supporters can visit the Atmosfera Restaurant and Lounge for a special night of dancing with DJ GLEN C.
Torontonians are excited to prepare for the upcoming Funk Festival featuring the music of the 70’s, 80’s (with a touch of Soul). Information will be posted on AllAboutTheFunk and aired on the radio show every Friday at 5 p.m. leading up to the summer season.
The first Friday of every month commemorates all organizers of business networking social events, courtesy of Warren Salmon, the founder of ‘First Fridays Canada’. A wide variety of winter/spring events are posted on Ticketgateway. The long-awaited combined Toronto Boat Festival ‘Sailing Through the Six (416)’ has launched its early bird ticket sales.
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Happy celebrating, Toronto!