Eva Bee’s Jamboree: Local Cooking Show with Musical Twist Launches Website

December 18, 2012 10:31 am

Eva Bee’s Jamboree (www.evabee.com), an inventive new local cooking show that combines music and food, launched its new website on December 5.

Episodes of Eva Bee’s Jamboree air on the first Thursday of every month, and feature musicians cooking up a storm with the show’s host, Ivana Borojevic, an eccentric and colorful gal who has been on the foodie and music scene in town for years. Borojevic interviews guests on the show, finding out their influences and what inspires them to make music, while cracking jokes in a lighthearted sketch comedy style. When the dishes are ready to cook for an extended period of time, the musician(s) perform a song. What a delicious concept!

“Our goal is to feature up-and-coming musicians of all styles and entertain youth and others that cooking locally is easy and fun,” Borojevic explains. Her show will include acts like Devon Atherton, an Ottawa DJ and hip-hop musician, Tara Porter, a folksinger and yoga instructor, and Zoo Legacy, a local indie hip-hop group.

Filmed entirely in Ottawa at a variety of locations such as Rama Lotus, friends’ loaned-out kitchens and artisan producer workshops, episodes run about 12-15 minutes in length. Artists on the show base their cooking creations on their heritage or favorite foods, with Borojevic putting a local and seasonal spin on each dish.

In addition to placing a focus on cooking with local ingredients, Eva Bee Jamboree’s website will also have vignettes that look behind the scenes, including interviews with area farmers, producers of the show, and related comedy sketches, bonus recipes, as well as songs by musicians who have appeared on the show.

For more information, contact Luca Fiore, Valkaline Productions, 613.852.4407; luca@valkaline.com

Saga Back in Ottawa this February

December 17, 2012 9:47 am

Michael Sadler Returns to Front the Legendary Rockers

The progressive rock band Saga will be at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre on February 7 for a single 8pm performance to showcase their latest album 20/20.

This album is Saga’s first since the return of singer Michael Sadler to the band. The founding member left in 2007 to take a break from the stress of long tours and to spend time with his family. In Michael’s absence, one album was released in 2009 with his replacement, Rob Moratti. At the beginning of 2011, Michael Sadler returned to Saga. 20/20 is Saga’s 21st studio album. The band has had radio hits such as On the Loose, The Flyer and Scratching the Surface. The multi-award-winning group has toured the globe countless times, and has sold over eight million albums worldwide.

Founded in 1977, Saga has a unique sound. Their musical style is defined by prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer and complex keyboard arrangements, sometimes bringing in three musicians to create the band’s signature chords.

With their European tour of 24 cities now behind them, Saga looks forward to rocking out in Ottawa. They last performed here in 2007. Mystery, a progressive rock band from Montreal, opens for Saga at Centrepointe. Mystery’s lead singer, Benoît David, was a member of Yes from 2009 to 2012.

Tickets for the show are on sale at the Centrepointe box office: call 613.580.2700 or visit www.centrepointetheatre.com

ROYAL WOOD – Saturday, January 12, 2013 – NAC

December 14, 2012 11:11 am
Royal Wood

Royal Wood has kept himself busy since the release of his new album, We Were Born To Glory, in July 2012, with many amazing summer festivals and his recent European tour. Prior to kicking off his tour, Royal relocated to Montreal to spend some time there this fall. He has just finished an amazing Eastern Canadian leg of The Glory Tour and is getting ready to wrap up his 2012 tour dates. He will kick off 2013 with a show in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on Saturday, January 12.

The new album, featuring the first single Not Giving Up, has received
glowing reviews. Royal also spent a few weeks with the most online votes from fans
on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 with the song I Want Your Love, was recently featured in
Toronto Life’s Stylebook as one of the most stylish people in Canada, and also passed
an exam that is taking him one step closer to becoming a sommelier.



Royal Wood’s album is a standout achievement for an artist who is only just hitting his stride. His wonderful and melodic lyrics are brought to life by a talented singer whose effortlessly haunting vocals  cross  back and forth  between strong ballads and accessible pop songs – making him one of today’s most promising, entertaining and talented singer/songwriters.


For more information, contact:
Indoor Recess Inc.
Beth Cavanagh – ph. 416.803.7685 / e. beth@indoorrecess.com


Ernie Cox’s Christmas Gospel Celebration

December 4, 2012 4:51 pm
Ernie Cox Featured?

After two sold-out Christmas concerts in the past two years at the National Arts Centre Studio, Ernie Cox has brought his band and choir to Parkdale United Church for two more unforgettable evenings of Black Gospel music.

Ask anyone who’s been to a carol sing with a Black Gospel choir. When you hear how gospel music can transform those classic old Christmas songs — there’s no forgetting it.

Black Gospel music, in spite of the hardships, the racism, the prejudice, the poverty and the inequality, manages to convey with an ever hopeful sense of resiliency the themes of hope, joy and gratitude common to all of us, religious or not. Along with the infectious rhythms of Black Gospel music, this sense of hope and optimism in spite of the struggle, is what Ernie Cox believes attracts the religious and non-religious to the music.

People last year said these concerts were inspirational, rousing, upbeat, wonderful, celebratory music for the Christmas season. And it’s not just carols, either — some classic gospel and Christmas gospel numbers are getting the full treatment from Ernie, his band and choir.

See the poster for more information.




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