A Farewell Kiss …
My hope with lizzyjacks! spkezy salon was to create a bubble-out-of-time for those who follow the siren’s song. Theatre experienced as a participant. A venue where fabulous musicians were received with intimate attention and delight. An ambience that harkened to eras where salons granted immunity to hardship. Where artists, thinkers, and music lovers met over lovingly prepared food, served on gorgeous dishes, and felt good to be alive. Where the sublime impregnated the humble. Where magic was possible. (more…)
Saturday, April 30th Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett grace the lizzyjacks! spkezy salon.
Both singly and as a duo, Julie and Kevin have a ravenous fan following. A chance to have Julie’s “glorious holler” [Mark Miller, The Globe & Mail] and Kevin’s exquisitely deft fingermagic transport us in the thrilling intimacy of lizzyjacks! is golden. I’ve also heard Julie touch the quiet ache of the heart with the vibrancy of a hummingbird’s wing ….
They are recently returned from a western tour of their new recording, She Sings He Plays.
Catch a tune at http://www.myspace.com/juliemichelskevinbarrett
Well, the talent that lights up this salon is beyond belief. Joel & Roxxie kinda shocked the room with their utter marvelousness. Rapt is the word … when we weren’t hooting and whistling in response!
And the friendships I’ve made during this adventure … well, on March 19th they filled my kitchen with chefdom and fed my guests a luscious meal! Don Collins, Paul Hickey, Angela Argento and Jackie Spicer … tip of the fedora to ya’!!! Big love. Big, big …
Here come the major pipes & fingermagic of Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett.
April 30th. Standby for take-off …
March 19 lizzyjacks! is a heady mix of jazz standards from the 20’s onward … with a belt of Broadway. Comedy as performance art in the hands of two outstanding musicians – singer/actor Brad Cormier as Roxxie and composer/singer Joel Lightman on keys. While they sculpt a night of magic specifically for our little party, the kitchen will flair with the orchestration of guest chef Don Collins. Yes! This will allow me greater opportunity to mingle with my guests. The intimacy of a tiny salon, delicious food throughout a personal concert, new friendships and connections … a slice of the Left Bank in Toronto. lizzyjacks! has sparked a wildfire of verve amongst musicians and guests alike. But there’s still only room for 20!
On March 19, 2011 Bradley Cormier & Joel Lightman are bringing Broadway to lizzyjacks! I promise you a night of entertainment & pizzazz that will make you forget winter ever happened. Here’s some insight into the remarkable talent … (more…)
Tony Quarrington & Zoey Adams infused lizzyjacks! salon with Christmas joy and artistry – from their zingy craftsmanship right down to their gorgeous red shoes!
What charisma! I love hosting them & lizzyjacks! guests loved being seduced by them. (more…)
November 6th’s spkezy featuring Russell deCarle, Steve Briggs & Denis Keldie epitomized the heart of lizzyjacks! A bubble outside of Time, woven with stunning craftsmanship & pure heart. Musicians who are Artists. Twenty guests leaving the known at the door, and allowing magic to transport.
This was the 8th lizzyjacks! spkezy salon. Every one of them has been unique and wonderful. Each artist has spun a web with (more…)
And here are excerpts from my 2009 production of Nana.
Goldman Sachs Soaks in Subprime Wins
The entire financial world is beginning to wake up to a cold reality: the subprime-mortgage crisis walloped Wall St.
The ships called Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Bear Stearns, and almost every other major Wall Street firm sank, sucking the economic stability of many nations with it.
It was a sea of people, swaying with wine. Finger food passing along the crests like delicate foam crustaceans. A celebration of the poets’ ephemeral regard in this world of hard liquor, soft food and mountains to climb.
He bobbed along, begrudging the humility it required of him to tread water in such a crowd. She couldn’t help but notice, his imperial crown shining so high above the waves. He looked tired from it all, but unwilling to forgo the possibility of recognition, she supposed.