Saturday, November 27, 2010

Feliz Navidad: Music Legend Jose Feliciano in Toronto Tonight

Feliz Navidad - 40th Anniversary: Jose Feliciano in Toronto for Epilepsy Cure Initiative Benefit Concert, November 27, 2010, by Olga GoubarFeliz Navidad - 40th Anniversary: Jose Feliciano in Toronto
for Epilepsy Cure Initiative Benefit Concert
November 27, 2010; Photo by Olga Goubar

Margaret Maye - Bravo International - Singers on Stage proudly presents

A Legend in Concert
Jose Feliciano
Feliz Navidad - 40 Anniversary
World Holiday Tour 2010
for the 4th Annual Concert for Epilepsy

When: Saturday, November 27, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Location: 190 Princes Boulevard
CNE, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jose Feliciano's evergreen and beloved Christmas classic Feliz Navidad. So, we can think that the official Christmas season 2010 begins tonight with Jose's performance of his Christmas classic song.

Also appearing on stage:
Viva Mexico Mariachi - instrumental group
Carmen Romero - Flamenco dancer with her accompanying ensemble
Canadian guitar legend Pavlo with his band
Margaret Maye - mezzosoprano with her music ensemble

The Concert Under Hounorable Patronage of the Consul General of The Republic of Poland will raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy research and The Children's Memorial Hospital in Poland.

Feliz Navidad - 40th Anniversary: Jose Feliciano in Toronto for Epilepsy Cure Initiative Benefit Concert, November 27, 2010

A Legend in Concert - Jose Feliciano in Concert in Toronto
Feliz Navidad -- 40th anniversary of the release of the most popular Christmas song around the World; World Holiday Tour 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010 At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

This 4th annual benefit concert for Epilepsy Cure Initiative was presented by Margaret Maye, Bravo International -- Singers on Stage in appearance of Pavlo, Carmen Romero, and Viva Mexico Mariachi.

Enjoy live performance of a magnificent artist Jose Feliciano singing his hit Feliz Navidad -- a classic of the Holiday!

Feliz Navidad!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rococo Brocade Book Reading at the Annette Public Library, December 9, 2010

Rococo Brocade Book by Kara Bogaz-Gol Reading at the Annette Street Public Library, Toronto, December 9, 2010, by artjunctionPoster: Annette Street Public Library
An evening with author Kara Bogaz-Gol
Thursday, December 9th, 2010, 7 pm – 8 pm
photo: Olga Goubar; photo credit: SMASH design store/art gallery

You are cordially invited to

An evening with author Kara Bogaz-Gol

Kara’s new novel "Rococo Brocade" is basically an eighteen century farce with a creative philosophy of social justice.

When: Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Where: Annette Street Public Library
Location: 145 Annette Street Toronto, ON , M6P 1P3
[One and a half blocks west of Keele]

An evening of conversation with Kara Bogaz-Gol, the author of her new novel Rococo Brocade, and readings from the book to be chosen by the audience using stichomancy with musical accompaniment by Ian White.

Ian has been playing guitar since his older brother made the mistake of showing him a few chords. His brother hasn't seen his guitar since. Influenced by the fingerstyle guitar work of players like Don Ross & Michael Hedges, Ian uses his guitar to say what cannot be expressed in words.

Kara will discuss the books that influenced her work. She'll reveal some of the stories behind the story, poems which have never been published, some anecdotes about who is who in the novel, a new Nabokov ending for the next edition, and Q&A.

Please come and enjoy a fun filled evening.

Credit: Annette Street Public Library

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hi, starbucks. What Kind of Art Do We Find in New Junction Hot Spot?

Hi, starbucks, invitation to new Junction Starbucks Dundas & Quebec, Toronto ON Canada, by artjunction.blogspot.comPhoto: Hi, starbucks.
Invitation to the Junction Starbucks
Thursday, November 18, 2010
from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Starbucks Dundas & Quebec
3077 Dundas Street West
2010 @

It looks like an invitation to the grand opening:
We are happy to be a part of the neighbourhood

Come by and see us

Thursday, November 18, 2010

from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Starbucks Dundas & Quebec
3077 Dundas Street West

©2010 Starbucks Coffee Company

Welcome to the Junction!
Bienvenue à La Jonction! Salut!

Starbucks Coffee Canada
Dundas & Quebec
3077 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Please check with the Starbucks Dundas & Quebec for their holiday operating hours.

416-604-3877 Direct Line

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Rumours of Starbucks moving in creates tempest in teapot
By DON PEAT, Toronto Sun Development > Real Estate > 3077 Dundas West Respects The Junction
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junctioneer: First Official Sign of Starbucks The People of Toronto vs. Starbucks Coffee Company

Friday, November 05, 2010

Workshop: Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham, November 21

Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham: Workshop November 21, 2010 Unraku Puppetry Studio, Toronto, by artjunctionWorkshop: Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Unraku School, Toronto

Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham

Date: November 21, 2010 @ 11:00 am
Location: Unraku Puppetry Studio
Address: 15 Adrian Avenue, Unit 159, Toronto, ON M6N 5G4
[Dupont & Symington]

In this special one day workshop presented by Unraku, local puppet builder Kelly Kirkham will show you how to build beautiful and functional marionettes out of common household materials. Using items such as newspaper, wire, wood and stones, you will create a marionette that can come to life, and walk, dance or jump. The type of character you create is up to you, be it animal, human, or other. Techniques that will be used include sculpting, collage and basic hand sewing.

Unraku is a collective of artists, puppeteers and puppet builders in Toronto's West End that specialize is designing, building and performing puppets for stage and screen. Founded in 2008, we operate a permanent workshop and production studio in Toronto's West End.

Kelly Kirkham is an artist, illustrator, puppet maker and Unraku co-founder who lives and works in Toronto and has led puppet building workshops in both Canada and Barbados. You can see more of her work on her website at

For more information please visit the web site at

t: @unraku

links: Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham
by Andrew Learn to make Marionettes (Dupont/Lansdowne)
Learn how to make your own marionettes in this special one day workshop with local puppet builder Kelly Kirkham at the Unraku Puppetry Studio on November 21, 2010.
Workshop: Making Marionettes with Kelly Kirkham, November 21

Exciting Announcement: New Book about the Junction Renaissance Is Coming

How the Junction Got Resurrected
Revitalization Period 1998-2004 & Beyond
By Henry Calderon

The Story to Be Told...

It was in the fall of 1998 when it all began to unfold. The story of 3 women who after spending an afternoon at Wasaga Beach a year earlier put in paper how this could happen and who will do it! “Resurrect the Junction”"Revitalize the Junction”...“Take the Junction from despair and lost of Hope”, it was their real challenges.

Santa Cuda, the owner of the Flamingo Hall, Piera Pugliese, the owner of Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Maureen Lynette, the owner of Lynette Funeral Homes. A wedding planner, a pizza maker and a funeral arranger. To me it was an interesting combination. First, you get marry then, you celebrate and then, you die. Three interesting services you will find in the Junction today.

To unfold the resurrection of the Junction, a district in the West End of the City of Toronto, which for almost 100 years was a dry area where no alcoholic beverages could be bought and no restaurants could serve the fine wines of the world. It was a challenge from all perspectives.

The referendum about whether you could go from dry to wet was won by one vote in 1997 during the municipal election but it could not come into effect after a year later to ensure that the consumers and restaurants were ready to accept their responsibilities. It was at this moment in time when I was hired for a 12 month contract after an arduous search and interviews with many well respected candidates as a top consultant in the business of Main Streets Revitalization in the country. A one year contract that grew to six years so, I could experience, talk and write in later years how the Junction got resurrected.

The Players

Key members of the following organizations: David Hastings, chair of the West Toronto Junction Team, Hilary Bell, chair of the Dundas West Residents Association, Piera Pugliesse, chair of the Junction Gardens BIA, Santa Cuda, chair of the Malta Village Business Association, Diana Fancher, member of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society. From the Public Sector: Councillor David Miller and Councillor Chris Korwin Kuczynski, MPP Gerard Kennedy and MP Sarmite Bulte. We must to say that the Junction had a political force that most districts would want to have when destined to deliver their vision.

The Book

Now, I am writing a book with a working title “How the Junction Got Resurrected” where the critical milestones of the revival of the Junction and the whole story of the rebirth of the Main Street will be published.

Henry Calderon
Public Affairs and Urban Revitalization Consultant

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