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Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Shine a light
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CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY MAY 8

JACK LAYTON & STEVEN PAGE co-host
LET’S JACK IT UP
An Evening of Passion, Pop & Politics

Palais Royale • Saturday May 22nd • 9:00PM

Jack Layton & Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) are co-hosting LET’S JACK IT UP, an evening of music and politics featuring Barlow, The Sadies, The Constantines, DJ Zahra, Martha Chaves, Jully Black, DJ Zahra and Steven Page. Other guests will be joining.

LET’S JACK IT UP producer Lorraine Segato, formerly of The Parachute Club, has assembled an impressive array of some of Canada’s leading new cultural voices, including:

Barlow: After four indie albums, Barlow’s self-titled debut album signed under Epic/Sony led to an impressive pair of Juno nominations under the Pop Album of the Year & New Artist of the Year categories. Barlow’s songs, like his latest hit “Married By Elvis,” evoke principles of equality and freedom.

The Sadies: Signed under Blood Shot Records, this Toronto based band combines surf music, traditional county and garage rock to create their own unique and eclectic sound. Integrating the deep rooted Canadian tradition of playing live, The Sadies’ music resonates with integrity.

The Constantines: Lyrically quoted as “Free from the postures of
politics,” this rock band released their second full-length album, Shine A Light, on local-indie Three Gut Records. Emerging as one of the “most spirited rock bands” in Canada, The Constantines are one of the best live experiences you can find in rock and truly are “among the shaking fists.”

DJ Zahra: Zahra is a fierce, flamboyant, stylish, spiritual, sexy
spin-sister on a mission to bring joy and justice to everything she does. Her passions include everything from social justice to finding the right shade of red lipstick. She has been producing culturally and politically exciting events for over twelve years, including the wildly successful Funk Asia Nights!

Martha Chaves: This comedienne’s candid and infectious style incorporates a unique and vast repertoire of multicultural nuances, which has led to numerous television, radio, festival and club appearances across both Canada and the United States. As producer and host of “Revolutionary Muses” Marta Chaves is forging her own path as a champion of women’s issues.

Jully Black: This Juno-nominated artist fuses R&B and Hip Hop with her gospel roots. Jully Black projects a deep, soulful and genuine sound that has earned this R&B dynamo her reputation as one of the hardest working women in Canada’s music industry, both as a songwriter and a performer.

Jack Layton & today’s NDP will build a green and prosperous Canada – where Canadian culture is supported and where no one is left behind. Today’s NDP is proposing practical and innovative solutions that will make a difference in peoples’ lives and is standing up for the issues that matter to Canadians and their families - like public health care, education, peace, the environment and Canada’s place in the world.

A 19+ licensed event, LET’S JACK IT UP begins at 9:00PM with doors opening at 8:00PM. The Palais Royale is located at 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. West.

Tickets are available for purchase on Saturday May 8th, priced at $30. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by- calling Ticketmaster at 416.870.8000, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by visiting Rotate This located at 620 Queen Street West, Sonic Temple located at 5165 Yonge Street, Soundscapes located at 572 College Street West, Women’s Bookstore located at 73 Harbord Street and Another Story located at 164 Danforth Ave.

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