Paint The Town PINK! For The Cure, Sat. Apr. 2nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Gananoque “Paints the Town PINK” for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

Gananoque, Ontario, March 15, 2011 – Organizers and musicians are gearing up to Paint the Town of Gananoque PINK! on Saturday, April 2nd. Jeff Girling, owner of the Stonewater Pub, hosted the first incarnation of the fundraiser in 2010, and it was such a rousing success, he decided that this year they would expand the event to include neighboring venues: Muskie Jakes (Gananoque Inn) and the Firehall Theatre at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.

“Paint the Town PINK! 2011” includes an expanded line-up of exceptional female singer-songwriters who are generously donating their time and talents to the cause. The afternoon will kick-off at noon with an open jam at the Stonewater Pub, led by Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson. Local musicians will perform at the Stonewater and Muskie Jakes through the afternoon. The festivities will then shift to the Firehall Theatre, where artists Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird will be performing in a Songwriters’ Circle. They will be followed by Juno-Nominated artist Roxanne Potvin from Montreal. Potvin has just completed her latest album “Play” which is scheduled for release in April.

Organizers are also pleased to have the ever-popular Georgette Fry and her acclaimed choir Shout Sister appearing later in the evening. The day will wrap up with the “Ultimate Girl Group” party made up of the women artists from throughout the day, performing songs from some of their favourite female singers and songwriters, all on-stage with the house band.

Wristbands are $5.00/ea and will be available in advance from March 24 – April 2 at the Stonewater Pub and The Gananoque Inn. On the day of the event, wristbands can also be purchased at the Firehall Theatre. There will also be a silent auction and draws for prizes.

Last year’s fundraiser, a special women-only acoustic open mic event called “Toast and Jam” hosted by the Stonewater pub, raised over $3000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region. This year, event organizers have increased their goal to $5000. The money raised by this year’s “Paint the Town PINK!” event will fund breast cancer research and community health initiatives in Ontario.

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

As the leading national Volunteer-based organization dedicated to a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. For more information about the Foundation’s work in Ontario, visit www.cbcf.org/ontario.

About “About Paint the Town PINK!”

“Paint the Town PINK!” is an annual event that brings together musicians and residents of Gananoque, Ontario and the surrounding areas to come out and have fun while showing their support for breast cancer research. All proceeds from this event are being donated directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Girling, Event Chair
613-382-2542 or kgirling@cogeco.ca

Vanessa Burnett, Assistant Coordinator, Media Relations
613-583-2065 or kevinhead_bookings@bell.net

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:

Stonewater Pub & Irish Eatery, 490 Stone Street South at Water Street, Gananoque
Noon – 2:00 pm Women-Only Open Mic hosted by Jenica Rayne
2:15 – 2:45 pm Troubadour
3:00 – 3:45 pm Sheila Burtch
4:00 – 4:45 pm Anna Robertson
5:00 – 5:45 pm Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson
8:00 – 11:00 pm Troubadour

Muskie Jakes@The Gananoque Inn, 550 Stone Street South, Gananoque
Noon – 12:45 pm Billissimo
1:00 – 1:45 pm Di and the D-Tones
2:00 – 2:45 pm Erica Bradley
3:00 – 3:45 pm Michelle Girouard
4:00 – 4:45 pm Michelle Kaz

Firehall Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque
5:00 – 7:00 pm Songwriter’s Circle featuring Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird
7:00 – 8:00 pm Special Guest Artist: Roxanne Potvin
8:00 – 9:00 pm Georgette Fry and Shout Sister
9:00 – 11:00 pm “Ultimate Girl Band!!”

Some Artist Merch will be available – Cash Sales only

Scully Love Promo Is Growing and Grateful For It!

For those of you who stop by this blog and think I’m just a blogger and book reviewer, you haven’t clicked on the tabs labeled About, Services, or Clients on my site. I realize that this website looks like a blog so I’m in the process of having a very talented website designer & developer create a fancy, new professional website for Scully Love Promo and I will be using my dot com URL when the website launches, which will hopefully be in August.

I have also created a Facebook page for Scully Love Promo and it has special content on it that you won’t find here or anywhere else. I am sharing great social media tips, links to the pages and websites of some talented, creative artists, as well as some local businesses who I have been assisting with their foray into social media marketing, as well as inviting authors and musicians to post information about their pages on our wall. I look forward to your questions, comments and our conversation there!

Scully Love Promo is very pleased to announce that author Cheryl Hiebert, who is writing a book called Losing Willow: Grieving The Loss Of An Animal Companion has just advanced to Round 3 of The Next Top Spiritual Author Contest! Round 3 includes only 25 authors who will now have to submit another couple of chapters of their books to the panel of judges who will judge them further in this competition. I wish Cheryl all the luck in the world and I know that her book is going to be a big success because it will touch so many people who will benefit from its creation.

I am also happy and proud to welcome Irish alternative folk/rock singer-songwriter Mark Dignam to my client roster. Mark has just finished a successful tour as the opening act for The Swell Season; he is a long-time member of Fairplay Collective with fellow band mates Jenna Nicholls, Michael Brunnock and Brendan O’Shea; and he will be playing at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on July 22nd as well as some shows in the Pittsburgh, PA area this August. From Mark’s MySpace profile:

“Mark Dignam is an Irish born, US based songwriter who began as a busker on the streets of Dublin. Dignam’s songs are always intelligent and insightful, balanced with an infectious sing-along quality and that irresistible Irish wit… His sound draws comparisons to Van Morrison, Dylan, and Tim Buckley as well as the more contemporary songwriters of today like Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, and Sun Volt.

Live, Dignam delivers powerful, three-dimensional performances, a songwriter’s songwriter, and yet an accessible gem. He engages audiences with warm melody, lyricism, strong personality and has been invited to open for or tour with Billy Bragg, David Gray, Richard Thompson, Joan Armatrading, Vic Chestnut, The Frames, Paddy Casey and a host of others…”

Do drop by and visit Mark on MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter and witness his beautifully crafted songs and friendly & humor-filled Irish personality for yourself!

A new Facebook page has been created for Bottle Tree Productions, which is the Kingston, ON based theatre company who currently occupy The Wellington Street Theatre. Sleeping Beauty started yesterday at 3
pm and shows run Tuesday through to Saturday afternoons at 3 pm for two weeks with two weeks of evening shows from Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm. See how a royal messenger named Jack almost brings down the whole kingdom, getting it shut down for a hundred years. Comedy romance and music! Fun for the whole family!

I am very proud of my mother, Marilyn Bode, for accepting the position of Director of Field Ministries in Canada for CONCERN International so that she can raise money and awareness for an orphanage in Aqua Prieta, Mexico called Brazos de Amor (Arms of Love), that is very close to her heart. She and my father volunteered there in the winters of 2008 and 2009 when they resided in Green Valley, Arizona for the months of February and March, as they do every year now. We have created a Facebook page for Brazos de Amor and invite you to stop by and learn more.

Scully Love Promo is also excited about beginning work with Kingston, ON musician Glenna Green and Savannah, GA musician Philip Palmer and his band, Port City Music. I’ll tell you more about them soon!

I hope you all have a very joy-filled summer and want to thank everyone who has subscribed to my blog, both through this site and through Networked Blogs on Facebook. I’m delighted to know that you’re interested!

NightLife: An Evening of Music at The Wellington Street Theatre

Collective Productions and The Wellington Street Theatre Present:

NightLife: An evening of music featuring Pop/Rock from Collective Productions’ Chelsea Swain, Jake Deodato, and Meredith Slack; R&B from recording artist Ryan Lewis; Folk from Chris Morris; and Jazz from Glenna Green.

Tickets: $10
This is an all ages event.

In the First set:

Glenna Green is a self described second generation music brat. Glenna blends the classical and jazz influences of her early years with her own unique artistic expression derived from her love of folk music. Her honesty will make you cry one minute and laugh the next as you are allowed a glimpse into who Glenna Green is.

Her latest CD is a collection of covers including Rodgers and Hart, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Gershwin. Fast forward in time to Carole King, the Kinks, Burt Bacharach, Bonnie Raitt and Tom Waits and you’ve got a yummy mix of ear candy. Her music is a treat for anyone who has ever loved and lost, who remembers what it was like to be a child without a voice or who just wants to go back in time and enjoy the sway of an old standard. Ironic, sad, fun and purely entertaining, it leaves the listener wanting more. Glenna’s vocal styling has been compared to Nora Jones and Blossom Dearie.

Chris Morris is a bit of a local celebrity, possibly being one of the few individuals to put Kingston on the indie band tour circuit by with Rock Crew Productions before moving on to a successful career in real estate sales. Chris is a major player in the Kingston Folk Club and has provided organization prowess behind music festivals with the goal of racing funds for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L).

The members of Collective Productions: Jake Deodato, Chelsea Swain, and Meredith Slack, currently playing to sold out audiences at Time to Laugh Comedy Club with their “Broadway After Dark” series, switch gears, offering an eclectic selection of pop and rock numbers with their own twist.

Expect dynamic performances!

Headlining: Ryan Lewis

Ryan’s raw soulful vocals and catchy hooks make him a standout on stage. Lewis, also known as Islandboy, has been in the music industry for over 10 years, performing in different parts of the Caribbean, the U.K and Canada.

The highlight of his career was being a member of the award winning Caribbean top 40 group, The Toni Norville Project, who shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as: Rhianna, Jah Rule, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Lady Saw, Spragga Benz, Fat Joe, Ashanti, Buju Banton, Berese Hamond and so many more.

In 2008 Ryan decided to pursue a solo career. He released an inspirational album entitled The Fight For Love and he wrote, performed and produced all of the tracks on the album. The first single entitled Shortie has since been in rotation on Much Vibe and many other Urban music stations.

Shortie by Ryan Lewis

He is currently in the completion stage of creating his newest album project and booking a promotional tour for the new year.

The Wellington Theatre Hosts Weekend Theatre Festival

The Wellington Street Theatre

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2010
Kingston, Ontario

The Wellington Street Theatre hosts a weekend theatre festival on Friday, June 11th, Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th, 2010.

Collective Productions, Two Women Productions, Theatre 5 and Bottle Tree Productions have combined to form a weekend theatrical festival from June 11th to the 13th at The Wellington Street Theatre in downtown Kingston.

The weekend starts off on Friday, June 11th at 8 pm, with a night of music featuring pop rock numbers from Chelsea Swain, Jake Deodato, and Meredith Slack. R & B singer Ryan Lewis, Folk singer Chris Morris and Jazz singer Glenna Green make this a fun musical night for everyone – Tickets only $10

Two Women Productions, celebrates Pride Month June 12th at 8 pm, with story-tellers Jennifer Cayley and Jan Andrews from Ottawa. Book of Spells is the story of their journey of self-discovery, about finding their love for each other. Tickets $20/adults, $18/seniors, $15/students

Theatre 5 presents a one-act play; The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw, a humorous look at William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth 1st, and the mysterious dark lady of the sonnets. Show time Sunday, June 13th at 2 pm. Tickets $10

Bottle Tree Productions stars Hannah Smith in two productions including Ghost of the Tree on Sunday, June 13th at 4 pm: an emotional one-act play about seven generations of mothers and their daughters and about the dangerous secrets that destroy the family tree. Tickets $10

Hannah Smith then stars in Patsy Cline – Her Last Concert along with Justin Robertson and Anton Kaduck on Sunday, June 13th at 8 pm. Tickets $20/adults and $15/seniors & students

The Wellington Street Theatre Gallery presents mixed media works by Celia Piper, photos by Denise Love and images by Eva Kidd for sale.

A Festival Pass is available for $30, which entitles the bearer to see any of the shows. Total value of the pass $60 for students, $63 for seniors and $70 for adults. Passes available online at www.wellingtonst.net


Charles Robertson

At The Wellington Street Theatre
Night Life with R&B recording artist Ryan Lewis, and many others – June 11th, 8 pm
Anna Kidd – One Woman show, 1 pm
Book of Spells A Love Story – about two older women, June 12th
Dark Lady of the Sonnets – A one act play by Theatre 5, June 13th, 2 pm
Ghost of the Tree – June 13th, 4 pm
Patsy Cline – Her Last Concert – June 13th, 8 pm
Sir John A. MacDonald – July
Sleeping Beauty – July
Til The Boys Come Home – November
Season Tickets

www.wellingtonst.net
www.bottletreeinc.com