Archive | December, 2014

Preview: Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues)

12 Dec

lorraine_singing_newWild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) is a powerful 5-part Cabaret Series launched by the Toronto legendary singer/performer Lorraine Segato, as part of her two-year Artist-In-Residency program at Regent Park.

The series kicks off on Wednesday December 10, 8:00pm at the Paintbox Bistro (555 Dundas St. E.). This unusual and exciting cabaret-style show brings together a hugely talented Toronto group of artists: Lorraine Segato, Colleen Allen, Miku Graham, Stacie McGregor and Montreal chanteuse Lyne Tremblay. These fine singers will in turn celebrate the music and performances of the world’s most iconic women trailblazers, including Etta James, Edith Piaf, Ida Cox, Annie Lennox, Sylvia Plath and Amy Winehouse.

Artist in Residence at Soul Pepper Theatre, Colleen Allen, first opened this show to an enthusiastic response, and now teams up with Segato. Together they will not only feature these passionate female singers, but also include elements of spoken word and theatre art from diverse communities to offer an intimate look into the life of the music and moxy of Wild Women trailblazers. It will be a raucous, irreverent, and thrilling evening.

Segato is currently fulfilling a two-year term as Regent Park’s first honorary Artist-In-Residence, which is sponsored by The Daniels Corporation. Part of her mandate involves finding new ways to enrich, celebrate and draw attention to the developing neighbourhood of Regent Park, while curating cultural activities and events that further the envisioning of an international caliber artist residency program.

Segato recently hosted her first cultural event called The Legacy Salon Series (Spirited Conversations with Cultural Guardians), which featured an in-depth conversation with Garvia Bailey, the new morning show host at Jazz.FM91.

Wednesday, December 10
Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto).
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show starts at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance at
http://wild-women.eventbrite.ca
Door prices are $23.00
Reservations Encouraged: www.paintboxbistro.ca or 647-748-0555