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New Show Announced: Beauties and no Beast!

New Show Announced: Beauties and no Beast!
A night of musical bells and open mic!

Thursday April 6th 9pm-12am
120 Diner, 120 Church Street Toronto

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Come hear the musical creations of these fabulous ladies from the GTA all in one night! There’s also an opportunity for you to perform in our OPEN MIC section! Please sign up with us by sending a DM (DIRECT Message in our inbox) to RESERVE your open mic slot! LIMITED OPEN MIC SLOTS!

Carla Casanova
For Singer/Songwriter Carla Casanova, music is a life passion and companion with which she will make you smile and dance and remember that love is all that matters. @carlalovesart

Heather Christine
Heather Christine is an award-winning singer, songwriter, performer and community arts specialist hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. @HeatherBriss www.heatherchristine.ca

Arlene Paculan Music
Mississauga’s Arlene Paculan is a soulful pop singer-songwriter that creates music with passion, love, and heartache. www.ArlenePaculan.com@Arlene_Paculan

Kat Leonard World
Kat Leonard is a musical dancing comedian who leaves you with the drunken joy of a sugar rush. www.KatLeonard.com @katbandoo

 

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People Profile: Prescilla Una

Meet Prescilla Una:
Music Artist and Community Builder

Prescilla-Music Therapy List 2014

Like many professional artists, Prescilla Una spends her time not only creating her art but also promoting the work of herself and others. Founder of Peaceful Revolution Music, Prescilla offers a multitude of services including music lessons, event organization and artist development. And she’s starting up a new open mic night Mondays in Toronto!

Prescilla’s first album Music Therapy is available now and she is currently working on her second album, Enlighten. Prescilla’s music style ranges from rock, acoustic, to EDM and jazz.  Here’s a taste!

This is her I am music video released March 11 2015

 

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I posed some questions to Prescilla and this is what she said! 🙂

What is your career?
I am a professional music artist. I perform and also deal with the business side of music as an indie artist.

Is it the same as your passion?
Yes, I have sacrificed a lot to live in my passions.

What is your passion?
I am a music addict!!!!!

What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career?
The greatest challenges would be to keep finding ways to  keep up with the cost of living while working in the indie music scene. The greatest rewards are when I complete a project: mastered a song recording, released a music video. The initial song writing is fun for me. I also enjoy the work that is placed towards producing. I enjoy the challenge.

What is your advice to others embarking on similar career?
Don’t stop if you love what you do because if you have true passion, it will keep you going through the journey.

What does it mean to be an artist?
I consider my self not a music artist, but, an artist of life. To me, an artist is a person who creates and continues to do so on a regular.

5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? Why, why not?
5 years ago, I was thinking I’d have a stable full-time job, but I ended up risking the stability for an adventure in music, well worth it!

Where will you be in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself affiliated with a major label, producing other artists music and developing artists. I also will keep creating my on music to release. I will be getting into different styles of music to keep me growing and having fun in music. My music label PEACEFUL REVOLUTION MUSIC  will expand.

What would you say to your 8-year-old self?
Enjoy your childhood and stop being so sad.

What would you say to your 80-year-old self?
Keep fit, keep dancing, keep spending time with loved ones.

How lucky are you and why?
I have created my own luck through hard work and, focus and dedication. Nothing has ever been given to me. I feel more blessed, not lucky.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I am a private person, I’m not sure why I’m in entertainment, but this is where my heart has brought me and  I happier than ever. I enjoy influencing culture in a positive way.

What makes you laugh? What is fun for you?
My daughters always know how to make me laugh! Fun for me is spending time with my loved ones.

What makes you question humanity?
People should not be killing people or wanting others to suffer. All of humanity should be helping one another get through because we are all trying to survive, stop making it so hard. If you help more than you take, you are creating positive karma.

What is your favourite quote?
“Be the change you want to see.”- Ghandi

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”- Plato

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Prescilla’s weekly open mic Diamond In The Rough  launches Monday March 21st
at The Tennessee in Toronto – 1554 Queen Street West.
To perform or get more information: – message@prescillamusic.com

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And of course to explore more about Prescilla and Peaceful Revolution Music, visit: www.prescillamusic.com  Until you get there, here’s another taste of Prescilla’s music!

 

Enjoy and have a glorious day! 🙂

 

 

 

WonderFest Report-Day 2

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WonderFest Day 2 brought us the creative freeform session of open mic and jam collaboration at The Central!  It was great to see the work of empowerment in action. There were a few individuals who came to the session to break out of their shell, get some practice and gather impetus to write that song, finish that CD, get up on that stage again and empower themselves to follow their dreams.  Yay!  It worked!

Tonight is Lisa Anita Wegner’s workshop How Art Saved My Life 7pm at Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst Street.  For more info, as always: www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com

Some highlights of Day 2’s collaboration/open mic night here:

Alissa Vox Raw wows us with her looping sensation of an open mic set!

Alissa Vox Raw wows us with her looping sensation of an open mic set!

The group collaborates in pairs and a threesome to spark a song about empowerment!

The group collaborates in pairs and a threesome to spark a song about empowerment!

Willy Klung spins his words during the open mic!

Willy Klung spins his words during the open mic!

Brendan Albert and Arlene Paculan lead the high-falutin' free-stylin improv!

Brendan Albert and Arlene Paculan lead the high-falutin’ free-stylin improv!