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L’Oreal Fashion Week

The recent L’Oreal Fashion Week had the fashion industry hopeful of an injection of government funding with the successful Queens Park Press Conference held the eve of Opening Night at the Liberty Grand.

Besides the hectic back-to-back Fall 2007 fashion forward runway shows, there were parties wooing the fashionistas to flaunt their styles à la club mode.

The “Don’t Tell My Booker” opening night after party had a New York vibe with bedazzled costumed dancers on risers driving the crowd to bounce to the pulsating beats of Montreal’s hottest deejays.

However, as in Montreal hospitable style, the private, well-attended post after party at the boutique Hotel Cosmopolitan’s Penthouse Suite had the privileged guests sipping on Champagne and stumbling over their primal French lingo.

A Great Canadian Party! We need more of these

ST. PADDY’s DAY

The Horseshoe Tavern hosted the 29th Annual Martian Awareness Party presented by Marcus O’Hara (former owner of the Squeeze Club). The origins of this festive St. Paddy’s Day celebration found its roots when two friends and fellow club owners, Richard O’Brien (former owner of the Bamboo Club) and O’Hara reunited after many years and decided to collaborate with their Irish roots by marking the special day as a significant occasion to recognize the wee little green men! In true Irish verve, there would be singing, dancing, imbibing and laughter. This year was no let down with the line up of talent to include the gentle songstress with the cult following, Mary Margaret O’Hara, the esteemed Bare Naked Ladies, Kevin Hearn, Toronto’s endearing, The Great Bob Scott and Rusty McCarthy. One of the highlights was the duet performed by Mary Margaret and Elana McMurtry, a rising Canadian vocalist, whereby their unique and quirky styles blended melodically giving the impression they were long lost Irish soul sisters. Many patrons were notably attired in de rigueur Ireland’s patriot colours of the red, white and green. However, those wearing the badge of 29 years of Martian Awareness were regaled with pints of Guinness stout to honor their commitment.

LIVE AT THE COURHOUSE

The historical Courthouse located at 57 Adelaide Street East has become the newest home for Great Live Music. Live @ Courthouse is the transformation of the former dance/nightclub into an intimate live venue by jazz impresario and executive producer of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, Patrick Taylor and Nick DiDonato, founder and president of Liberty Entertainment Group. They hope to showcase both local and internationally acclaimed live acts and create a world class jazz club. With the historical buildings’ 25’ high ceilings, original hardwood floors, four authentic fireplaces and the mezzanine furnished with three iron-laced balconies it is the perfect environment for such an enterprise.

Last week’s launch saw the who’s who of the music and jazz community gather for a taste of the flavor yet to come. Ray Daniels (Rush), Tim Notter (Orbit Room), Patti Habib (Bamboo Club), Joe Sealy (artist) and wife Judi Cooper Sealy (feature film hair mistress), Jeanne Beker (Fashion Television and formerly New Music) were some of the aficionados spotted amongst the many guests.

The Pat Labarbera Quartet opened the gates for many more greats to be staged at the Courthouse and some of the week’s acts included the Alex Dean Quartet, Heather Bambrick, Shakura S’Aida, Jim Galloway and His Wee Big Band and the incomparable Roberta Gambarini with Tamir Hendelman, Jake Hanna and Neil Swainson

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Truth and Rumors

L’Oreal Fashion Week

The recent L’Oreal Fashion Week had the fashion industry hopeful of an injection of government funding with the successful Queens Park Press Conference held the eve of Opening Night at the Liberty Grand.

Besides the hectic back-to-back Fall 2007 fashion forward runway shows, there were parties wooing the fashionistas to flaunt their styles à la club mode.

The “Don’t Tell My Booker” opening night after party had a New York vibe with bedazzled costumed dancers on risers driving the crowd to bounce to the pulsating beats of Montreal’s hottest deejays.

However, as in Montreal hospitable style, the private, well-attended post after party at the boutique Hotel Cosmopolitan’s Penthouse Suite had the privileged guests sipping on Champagne and stumbling over their primal French lingo.

A Great Canadian Party! We need more of these

ST. PADDY’s DAY

The Horseshoe Tavern hosted the 29th Annual Martian Awareness Party presented by Marcus O’Hara (former owner of the Squeeze Club). The origins of this festive St. Paddy’s Day celebration found its roots when two friends and fellow club owners, Richard O’Brien (former owner of the Bamboo Club) and O’Hara reunited after many years and decided to collaborate with their Irish roots by marking the special day as a significant occasion to recognize the wee little green men! In true Irish verve, there would be singing, dancing, imbibing and laughter. This year was no let down with the line up of talent to include the gentle songstress with the cult following, Mary Margaret O’Hara, the esteemed Bare Naked Ladies, Kevin Hearn, Toronto’s endearing, The Great Bob Scott and Rusty McCarthy. One of the highlights was the duet performed by Mary Margaret and Elana McMurtry, a rising Canadian vocalist, whereby their unique and quirky styles blended melodically giving the impression they were long lost Irish soul sisters. Many patrons were notably attired in de rigueur Ireland’s patriot colours of the red, white and green. However, those wearing the badge of 29 years of Martian Awareness were regaled with pints of Guinness stout to honor their commitment.

LIVE AT THE COURHOUSE

The historical Courthouse located at 57 Adelaide Street East has become the newest home for Great Live Music. Live @ Courthouse is the transformation of the former dance/nightclub into an intimate live venue by jazz impresario and executive producer of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, Patrick Taylor and Nick DiDonato, founder and president of Liberty Entertainment Group. They hope to showcase both local and internationally acclaimed live acts and create a world class jazz club. With the historical buildings’ 25’ high ceilings, original hardwood floors, four authentic fireplaces and the mezzanine furnished with three iron-laced balconies it is the perfect environment for such an enterprise.

Last week’s launch saw the who’s who of the music and jazz community gather for a taste of the flavor yet to come. Ray Daniels (Rush), Tim Notter (Orbit Room), Patti Habib (Bamboo Club), Joe Sealy (artist) and wife Judi Cooper Sealy (feature film hair mistress), Jeanne Beker (Fashion Television and formerly New Music) were some of the aficionados spotted amongst the many guests.

The Pat Labarbera Quartet opened the gates for many more greats to be staged at the Courthouse and some of the week’s acts included the Alex Dean Quartet, Heather Bambrick, Shakura S’Aida, Jim Galloway and His Wee Big Band and the incomparable Roberta Gambarini with Tamir Hendelman, Jake Hanna and Neil Swainson

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DICK

Truth and Rumors

L’Oreal Fashion Week

The recent L’Oreal Fashion Week had the fashion industry hopeful of an injection of government funding with the successful Queens Park Press Conference held the eve of Opening Night at the Liberty Grand.

Besides the hectic back-to-back Fall 2007 fashion forward runway shows, there were parties wooing the fashionistas to flaunt their styles à la club mode.

The “Don’t Tell My Booker” opening night after party had a New York vibe with bedazzled costumed dancers on risers driving the crowd to bounce to the pulsating beats of Montreal’s hottest deejays.

However, as in Montreal hospitable style, the private, well-attended post after party at the boutique Hotel Cosmopolitan’s Penthouse Suite had the privileged guests sipping on Champagne and stumbling over their primal French lingo.

A Great Canadian Party! We need more of these

ST. PADDY’s DAY

The Horseshoe Tavern hosted the 29th Annual Martian Awareness Party presented by Marcus O’Hara (former owner of the Squeeze Club). The origins of this festive St. Paddy’s Day celebration found its roots when two friends and fellow club owners, Richard O’Brien (former owner of the Bamboo Club) and O’Hara reunited after many years and decided to collaborate with their Irish roots by marking the special day as a significant occasion to recognize the wee little green men! In true Irish verve, there would be singing, dancing, imbibing and laughter. This year was no let down with the line up of talent to include the gentle songstress with the cult following, Mary Margaret O’Hara, the esteemed Bare Naked Ladies, Kevin Hearn, Toronto’s endearing, The Great Bob Scott and Rusty McCarthy. One of the highlights was the duet performed by Mary Margaret and Elana McMurtry, a rising Canadian vocalist, whereby their unique and quirky styles blended melodically giving the impression they were long lost Irish soul sisters. Many patrons were notably attired in de rigueur Ireland’s patriot colours of the red, white and green. However, those wearing the badge of 29 years of Martian Awareness were regaled with pints of Guinness stout to honor their commitment.

LIVE AT THE COURHOUSE

The historical Courthouse located at 57 Adelaide Street East has become the newest home for Great Live Music. Live @ Courthouse is the transformation of the former dance/nightclub into an intimate live venue by jazz impresario and executive producer of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, Patrick Taylor and Nick DiDonato, founder and president of Liberty Entertainment Group. They hope to showcase both local and internationally acclaimed live acts and create a world class jazz club. With the historical buildings’ 25’ high ceilings, original hardwood floors, four authentic fireplaces and the mezzanine furnished with three iron-laced balconies it is the perfect environment for such an enterprise.

Last week’s launch saw the who’s who of the music and jazz community gather for a taste of the flavor yet to come. Ray Daniels (Rush), Tim Notter (Orbit Room), Patti Habib (Bamboo Club), Joe Sealy (artist) and wife Judi Cooper Sealy (feature film hair mistress), Jeanne Beker (Fashion Television and formerly New Music) were some of the aficionados spotted amongst the many guests.

The Pat Labarbera Quartet opened the gates for many more greats to be staged at the Courthouse and some of the week’s acts included the Alex Dean Quartet, Heather Bambrick, Shakura S’Aida, Jim Galloway and His Wee Big Band and the incomparable Roberta Gambarini with Tamir Hendelman, Jake Hanna and Neil Swainson

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