Bring On The Ukes, Bring On The Fun-New indie doc focuses on the wonderful world of the ukulele

The Mighty Uke

By Bill Delingat

Just when someone’s about to ask:” Whatever happened to Topp?” dude pops back onto the radar. Gary Topp aka T Dog, Topper or just plain Gary has been well known in the International Music and entertainment scene for 40 years. Currently, he’s best known for his bleeding edge
CIUT radio Show and promoter of some of the most eclectic shows the T.Dot’s ever seen.

An avid filmgoer and indie supporter Topp is bringing a unique opportunity for freaky fun to the Toronto Film scene with the presentation of “Mighty Uke. The Amazing Comeback Of A Musical Underdog”.

Think of a ukulele and you probably imagine grass skirts, slide guitar and kitschy lyrics, but far from being just a Hawaiian novelty instrument, the uke has a rich history and has profoundly affected music around the world. Originally brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, the tiny instrument first captured the musical imaginations of the Hawaiian royal court in the 1880’s. With the dawn of the radio broadcasting age, ukulele music owned the airwaves. Broadway produced ukulele musicals. Hollywood produced ukulele movie stars. The little instrument was so inexpensive and easy to play that by the early twenties the uke was the most popular instrument in the American home and the first musical voice for millions of children. Over the next thirty years the uke was number one, and then, with the rise of rock and roll guitar, faded into nerdy obscurity. Until now.

The History of the Toronto Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society Poster

Music Fundraiser Planned for Toronto September 13, 2010

The establishment of The Toronto Humane Society was inspired by an anonymous $2 donation to aid an old, worn-out white workhorse. In November 1886, a Toronto resident sent a letter about the horse, a familiar sight on city streets, to the World, a Toronto daily newspaper. “Why,” he asked, “don't we have a society for the prevention of cruelty?” was the comment added to the letter by 22-year-old reporter John J. Kelso when it was published in the World. In answer to his question, an anonymous donor sent the $2 donation to the newspaper office the following day. The fund kept growing until $74 had accumulated.
John Kelso's presentation to the Canadian Institute on February 19, 1887, marked the launch of the humane and children's aid movement in Ontario. In his speech, Kelso pointed out there was no society of the kind in Toronto and proposed the establishment of a general humane association with the following objectives:
• Stop cruelty to children
• Rescue children from vicious influences and remedy their conditions
• Put humane literature into schools and homes
• Induce children to be humane
• Encourage everybody to practice and teach kindness to animals and others
• Stop the beating of animals
• Stop overloading street cars and wagons (which were then pulled by horses)
• Stop the working of old horses
• Stop driving galled and disabled animals
• Introduce drinking fountains for horses
• Prevent the clipping of horses, docking of tails

Toyna Kennedy Live

Tonya Kennedy

Friday September 10, 2010
Cook Country Saloon

Cashbox Magazine In Print Again

Cashbox Elvis Edition

Bruce Elrod, President of Cashbox Magazine, has announced that the hard cover of Cashbox Magazine will be available 6 times a year, and will be able to be purchased as a subscription on the website.

The issue this month is in commemoration of Elvis Presley, The King of Rock ‘n Roll, and will feature stories, photos and related advertising all in conjunction with the anniversary of his death on August 16, 1977. For over three decades, stories and rumours of his death have still been headline news.

Cashbox Magazine will also feature Charts; a position they were famous for over the years, actually being the medium that created the term ‘With A Bullet’ to describe a fast climbing hit song.

Cashbox Magazine has been resurrected online with branches in North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Toronto, Canada. Plans to open in the United Kingdom are currently underway, which will include Ireland, Scotland and England.

Richie Hayward of Little Feat Passes Away From Liver Cancer

Richie Hayward Little Feat

Richie Hayward drummer for the legendary band, Little Feat, passed away on August 12, 2010.
In August 2009, Richie Hayward announced that he had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and would not be at work indefinitely. A benefit concert was organized and a website created where fans unable to attend could donate towards his treatment costs. Hayward lived in Canada, outside of his native USA, and did not have health insurance. Little Feat have announced that their drum technician Ford will take his place.
Steve Lukather (guitar player and singer from the band TOTO) on his Facebook page said: "I am saddened by the news that we lost yet another soul brother and legend Richie Hayward, drummer from Little Feat. He was a giant, an original and a great cat. God bless him and his family.. I will miss him, we all will."

The other one from Little Feat: "Respected by many as a musician, loved by more as a person. R.I.P. Richie."
A Facebook tribute page has just been created: We love you Richie Hayward and we always will.
At this hour, no Press Agency or Newspaper has confirmed this.

Buenavista Social Club proudly presents Eliades Ochoa live in Ottawa !!

Eliades Ochoa

Cuba’s Grammy Award winning Buenavista Social Club proudly presents an intimate and interactive evening with legendary guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa. One of the key members and contributors of the Buenavista Social Club will be performing live with his 6 piece band at Barrymores Music Hall, Saturday August 21, 2010.
Elides Ocho's sound is a mixture of salsa, country, and traditional rock all blended into a unique style that is today being inspired by Cuban and Latin artists all over the world.
Elides Ochoa and his group have toured over 40 countries, performed live for over 5 million fans and released several recordings, keeping the sounds of traditional Cuban music alive for audiences all over worldwide.
Eliades Ochoa’s performance at Barrymores Music Hall will allow fans a rare intimate and interactive experience with the legendary performer. This “One Night Only” performance is his second appearance in Canada for 2010.  

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Venue Details:
Barrymores Music Hall - 323 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

Bieber set to star in a film about his life

Justin Bieber

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Justin Bieber is adding movie star to his resume.
Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, say the 16-year-old pop star has signed on to appear in a feature film about his life and career.
The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on "Valentine's weekend" of 2011, the companies said Tuesday.
Bieber will also be producing the film, along with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam Music Group chairman LA Reid.
The movie will offer a "VIP backstage pass" into Bieber's life and will feature 3D footage from his "My World 2.0" concert tour.
The ubiquitous teen sensation is also bringing his life to readers: HarperCollins announced Monday that it will publish his memoir in October.

Honey Jam 2010: The Mod Club, Sunday Aug 15

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

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WEPA! Mi peoples, it's been too long. People have been asking - why haven't you uploaded podcasts and sent out playlists?!?! Well, it's summer in Canada and we only get this once every two years, so we're living it up!
But we return from our slumber, awaken by the news of some old friends coming into town! This week's newsletter is all ZZK, ZZK, ZZK!

New El Remolon Album ~ Free Track Featuring Toronto based artist Lido Pimienta!

One of the first artists from the ZZK Collective that caught our attention was EL REMOLON! He has recently released a brand new EP Pangeatico and to celebrate he offers you this exclusive FREE MP3 featuring Dos Mundos Radio friend LIDO PIMIENTA!


ZZK records started in Buenos Aires as a regular club night that eventually exploded into a worldwide phenomenom. Now, the ZZK Crew wants to bring that same Buenos Aires party vibe into your home with ZZK TV! This exciting project is a pure grassroots movement and ZZK needs YOUR help! Watch! Donate! Love!


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