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Where It’s At! – Dec 15, 2011

Published December 26, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue on CBC
Gladstone Series: Bradleyboy Mac Arthur – Jan 5
Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Physical – Jan 14
Maple Blues Awards
Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience
Guitar Workshop
Become a TBS Member Today
Concert Notes

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue on CBC

Highlights from the 25th Annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall are streaming right now on CBC Radio 2’s Concerts on Demand: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20111126women! Relive this historic night featuring performances by Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee, Treasa Levasseur, Shakura S’Aida, and Suzie Vinnick! Tune in for the radio broadcasts – January 12 at 7pm on CBC Radio 2 (94.1 FM), and January 13 at 2pm on CBC Radio 1 (99.1 FM).

Gladstone Series: Bradleyboy Mac Arthur – Jan 5

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the recently renovated Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public and begin at 9pm. The next show in the series is on January 5, and features a performance by TBS Talent Search winner Bradleyboy Mac Arthur! Check back to find out about upcoming performances including Morgan Davis (May 3). http://www.gladstonehotel.com

Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Physical – Jan 14

 

The first Digital Dollars seminar “Let’s Get Physical” will take place at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St W, M6K 1T9) on January 14, 1pm-4pm. The featured speakers are Jack Schuller, Shelley Stein-Sacks, Johan Hulqvist (host), David Travers-Smith and more to be announced. The monthly seminar series features leading thinkers on the new digital music landscape. The FREE ADMISSION series is being presented by the Toronto Blues Society, Batuki Music, OCFF and Lula Lounge, and is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Please check back in the coming weeks for more details about this exciting series. www.lula.ca

Maple Blues Awards

Do you have your tickets yet? In addition to this year’s hosts Treasa Levasseur (pictured) and Shakura S’Aida, the performers at the 15th annual Maple Blues Awards are Rita Chiarelli, Fathead, Bill Johnson, MonkeyJunk, and Joe Murphy all backed by The Maple Blues Band! Stick around after the show for a high energy after party with The 24th Street Wailers in the lobby!The national awards show takes place at beautiful Koerner Hall on January 16th, 2012.

The Maple Blues Band features musical director Gary Kendall (Bass), Tom Bona (Drums), Michael Fonfara (Keys), Teddy Leonard (Guitar), Chris Whiteley (Trumpet, Harmonica, Guitar), Al Lerman (Harmonica, Tenor Sax), Pat Carey (Tenor Sax), and Chris Murphy (Baritone Sax).

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, please call the TBS office to obtain the special discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/toronto-blues-society-maple-blues-awards

Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience

Love Golf? Love Blues? Get the best of both worlds with the Mississippi Tourism’s International Golf & Blues Experience! Hosted by Chuck Jackson, upcoming trips take place April 15-21 in Biloxi, MS and Oct 7-13 in Tunica, MS. To learn more, find out about TBS group rates and to book your trip, go to http://www.golfandblues.net/?refid=torontobluessociety

Guitar Workshop

Mark the date! Danny Marks (pictured) will host the Guitar Workshop on Sat March 3. Check back in the coming weeks for information on the venue and featured guests.

Become a TBS Member Today

Enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to TBS events. Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options:

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $50/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $70/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19.

INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $35/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter sent in fourth class mail

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

Contact the TBS office today!

Concert Notes

Joe Callahan CD Release – Ashley Hall – Dec 17  |  Have a Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 19/20  |  Steve Payne Fundraiser – The Music Hall Lounge – Dec 22  |  Suzie Vinnick (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Dec 30  |  The Gary Kendall Band – Dominion on Queen – Dec 31  |  15th Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 16  |  Mavis Staples – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Jan 25 |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Jan 29  |  Sweet Honey in the Rock – Koerner Hall – Feb 10  |  Brandi Disterheft – Glenn Gould Studio – Feb 21  |  TBS Guitar Workshop – March 3  |  The Black Keys – Air Canada Centre – March 14  |  John Hammond – Hugh’s Room – March 23/24  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 13  |  Colin James – Massey Hall – April 20  |  Kellylee Evans – Glenn Gould Studio – April 27  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – June 2

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