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New Single: Nadjiwan - Only After (September 23, 2014)

From a release:

New Single:
Nadjiwan - Only After (September 23, 2014)

The first commercial release from NADJIWAN since November 2008 comes out Tuesday September 23rd.

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Heading North Music will be releasing a NEW single  every couple of months from September 2014 to June 2015. June 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the first NADJIWAN release 'Brother'.  Keep an eye open for a cross-Canada summer tour!

'Only After', the new single, is a high-energy tune that is reminiscent of old-school 90's rock you would expect from bands like R.E.M.

NADJIWAN's 'Only After' will be available in Canada & the United States Tuesday September 23rd and world-wide in November.

The man behind the NADJIWAN project and the music is Marc Nadjiwan. Born in northern Manitoba and raised in the untamed beauty of Northwestern Ontario, Marc knew from an early age he would perform music.

In addition to five full-length albums and several singles, Marc has contribu…

CD Release: Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - Songs of Time Lost (October 14, 2014 - Six Degrees Records)

From a media release:

PIERS FACCINI & VINCENT SEGAL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
SONGS OF TIME LOST – US RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2014 ON SIX DEGREES RECORDS


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Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal met in Paris in the late 1980s and have been friends ever since. Songs of Time Lost is their first joint album. Using voice, guitar and cello and a variety of languages (including English, Neapolitan dialect and Creole), the album brings together original compositions, traditional songs and some covers. “It feels like a reunion,” says Vincent, “even though we never really lost touch over the years.”

At the time of their original meeting, Piers was a painter and student at the Paris Beaux-Arts and Vincent had just left the Conservatoire. Vincent was immediately taken by Piers’ vocals: “I wanted to find ways to support his voice, to envelop his words.” Piers later went on to launch his first solo album in 2004, Leave No Trace, which Vincent produced. His many subsequent solo releases have drawn …

On the Way to Broadway - N The Queen of Paris World Premiere in Toronto September 24, 2015 - Tix on Sale September 24, 2014

From a media release:

MONLOVE ANNOUNCES
N THE QUEEN OF PARIS
TICKETS FOR WORLD PREMIERE IN TORONTO
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Toronto Run at Elgin Theatre from September 24 through October 11, 2015
Exclusive Moët & Chandon VIP Experiences Available

Get your tix from September 24

Sample the Music

Toronto, September 16, 2014
– Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014.  The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola’s classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, "Joie de vivre" and courtesans’ salons.

“We are excited to bring audiences into the glamorous and chic world of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS,” said co-directors Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson. “We want those luxurious feelings to extend bey…

Dance: MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) presents Daina Ashbee’s Unrelated - October 3 & 4 2014

From a media release:

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) presents
Daina Ashbee’s
Unrelated
Choreographed by Daina Ashbee
Performed by Paige Culley and Areli Moran
Part of the MAI’s new Série Création bourgeonne
Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2014

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World Premiere!
With a disconcerting lucidity, Unrelated boils with feelings of emptiness, and erupts with violence suggesting the loss of culture, identity and community.

Over 1,200 Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years


MONTREAL, September 2014 – Unrelated is a personal creation that expresses the struggle of Aboriginal women through a reconstruction of their identities. Choreographer Daina Ashbee communicates the cruelty and vulnerability these women are confronted with, while exploring cultural devastation, violence and self-destruction. Presented at the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) on October 3 and 4.

One of today’s burning issues is the disappearance of Aboriginal wome…

Art Toronto International Art Fair to Present Major Works by BGL, Marman & Borins, Amalie Atkins, VSVSVS (Oct 24 to 27 2014)

From a media release:

ART TORONTO TO PRESENT MAJOR WORKS BY BGL, MARMAN & BORINS, AMALIE ATKINS, VSVSVS
October 24 to 27, 2014

• For more information and tickets please visit: ArtToronto.ca

Toronto, ON (September 16, 2014) -
Art Toronto is celebrating its 15th anniversary this October 24 – 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with a refreshed fair design featuring more than 100 select galleries, and an ambitious curatorial series that includes large-scale installations by prominent Canadian artists including BGL, Marman & Borins, Amalie Atkins, VSVSVS, and Thrush Holmes. This will be the first time several of these pieces will be shown in Toronto, and in Canada, thanks to the combined efforts of Art Toronto, artists, galleries, and sponsors.

BGL, Canada de Fantaisie/Canada Fancy
Art Toronto is proud to announce the inclusion of a major work by the Québec-based collective BGL, titled Canada de Fantaisie/Canada Fancy, an urban carousel made from steel security fences suspended…

Chile’s Rebellious Roots Innovator Nano Stern in Debut North American Tour November 2014

From a media release:

Respectful Irreverence: Chile’s Rebellious Roots Innovator Nano Stern Speaks Volumes Live
Acclaimed young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist on first North American solo tour November 2014


11/01, Raleigh, NC, Titmus Theatre, NCSU, 5PM & 8PM
11/08, Austin, TX, Cactus Café / KUTX , 8:30 PM
11/09, Albuquerque, NM, Bank of America Theatre
11/13, Williamsburg, VA, Regional Library
11/14, Norfolk, VA, Robin Hixon Theatre
11/16, New York, NY, City Winery, 12:00 PM
11/19, Toronto, ON, Harbourfront Centre
11/22, Wilmington, NC, Thalian Hall, 7:30 PM

Some performers connect with audiences. Chilean singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and musical activist Nano Stern has a history of getting audiences to leap to their feet and dance. Of making them laugh or cry, with nothing but a guitar and his voice. All while singing in a different language.

“I’m generally working to create a language of my own,” Stern notes. “The vast majority of words I’m trying to find already exist and…

Arthouse Jazz: Outhead to Release 'Send This Sound to the King' (October 14, 2014 - Chahatatadra Music)

From a media release:

To be released October 14, 2014, via Chahatatadra Music:
Outhead - an Arthouse Quartet Blending the Free-Minded Jazz of Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp and Roland Kirk with the Post-Beat Sounds of the Lounge Lizards and Morphine - Presents Its Second Album: Send This Sound to the King

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Featuring saxophonists Alex Weiss and Charlie Gurke, bassist Rob Woodcock, drummer Dillon Westbrook and special guests on guitar and vocals

Outhead - the quartet of alto/tenor saxophonist Alex Weiss and baritone saxophonist Charlie Gurke with double-bassist Rob Woodcock and drummer Dillon Westbrook - pursues a low-slung, roughhewn aesthetic that's equal parts free-jazz and art-punk, brimming over with vim and vigor. Outhead's second album - Send This Sound to the King, to be released October 14, 2014 via Chahatatadra Music - juxtaposes catchy melody and swinging grooves, headlong caterwaul and dreamy spoken word. Guest guitarist Peter Galub provides sp…

Just Released: Wadada Leo Smith - The Great Lakes Suites (TUM CD 041-2 - September 16, 2014)

From a media release:

Just Released:
WADADA LEO SMITH
The Great Lakes Suites
TUM CD 041-2 - September 16, 2014
CD–1:     01 Lake Michigan / 02 Lake Ontario / 03 Lake Superior
CD–2:     04 Lake Huron / 05 Lake Erie / 06 Lake St. Clair

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Featuring:
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Henry Threadgill - alto saxophone, flute and bass flute
John Lindberg - double bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums


With The Great Lakes Suites, composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith brings to us another classic recording of extended works: six compositions that are each dedicated to and inspired by the Great Lakes located between the Province of Ontario in Canada and six states in the United States.

For the Great Lakes Suites, Smith composed an extended new work for each of the five lakes that traditionally are considered to comprise the Great Lakes, and also added a sixth composition, “Lake St. Clair,” which is dedicated not only to that smaller lake in the same region wishing to be considered a Great Lake, but also to…

Broadway News: Dexter's Michael C. Hall to Take Over Lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch October 16 2014

From a media release:

Dexter's Michael C. Hall to Take Over Lead in
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

GOLDEN GLOBE & DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
TO JOIN TONY AWARD WINNER LENA HALL
BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE

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NEW YORK CITY
- Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, starting Thursday, October 16 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). HEDWIG will mark Hall’s first musical theatre role in over a decade having previously made acclaimed runs in the Broadway productions ofCabaret and Chicago.

Michael C. Hall’s limited engagement in HEDWIG is through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Andrew Rannells, who is currently playing the role of Hedwig, will play the final performance of his limited engagement on Sunday, October 12.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by…

EstroGenius 2014 Theater Festival October 2nd through November 2nd in New York City

From a media release:

EstroGenius 2014
October 2nd through November 2nd

a Celebration of Womens' Voices in New York City

Join us October 2 – November 1 at Stage Left Studios and The 4th Street Theatre for the 15th anniversary of EstroGenius!

Tickets
•  Check the website for more details


NEW YORK CITY - Can you believe EstroGenius is 15? As you can imagine, plans are in the works for a suitably special festival this fall.

We are thrilled to announce the 15 short plays and 11 one woman warrior performances for Sola Voce for this season. The 15 plays will run in rep over three weeks starting October 16th through November 1st with our Estro Encores on November 2nd.

Sola Voce is our showcase of powerful solo performances by women. This program will run from October 2nd through October 11th. Please visit www.estrogenius.org/2014-sola-voce for the complete schedule.

Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women…

Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence - A New Interpretation - September 10 to 28 2014 in Toronto

From a media release:

Kadozuke Kollektif Celebrates 10th Anniversary with
Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence
- a visually seductive new interpretation
directed by Tatiana Jennings -
September 10 to 28, 2014


Thursday-Sunday at 7:30pm
Zuke Studios, 1581 Dupont Street, Toronto ON, M6P 3S5
Tickets: $35


• Tickets available by calling 647-705-9117 or online at http://www.eventbee.com/v/kadozuke10/boxoffice

Toronto -
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Toronto experimental theatre company Kadozuke Kollektif, in partnership with Bad New Days, presents the world premiere of Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence, Artistic Director Tatiana Jennings' provocative and innovative multimedia reimagining of the William Shakespeare classic. Richard III previews September 9, opens Wednesday September 10 and runs through to September 28 at Zuke Studios, the company's storefront home in the Junction.

Kadozuke Kollektif's most ambitious and complex work to date,Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence p…

Recently Released: Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders - The Last of the Originals (Independent - August 19 2014)

Recently Released:
Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders
CD: The Last of the Originals
Independent - August 19, 2014

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The Last of the Originals is the first album from Australian country-rockers Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders.

Billy may be from Down Under but his music has a distinctly American flavour - something he's actually found a bit of an issue. In his native Australia, he's something of an anomaly; mainstream country music isn't the sensation it in North America. It means he's had trouble finding musicians to play with and ended up recording his debut albumm in a studio in Nashville with producer Billy Anderson at Cumberland Studios.

He lists - no surprise - American artists like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Crazy Horse as his inspirations, along with more modern acts like Arcade Fire and the Black Keys. Billy is a songwriter in the storytelling folk/country tradition with a post-modern kind of sensibility to the ly…