Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"Sarah Talks" blog posted

Sarah took a break from her Macleans tour blog posting to update her Sarah Talk's blog with a seasonal entry.

Message board user 'Normal' has also indicated that Sarah's Vitamins page has been updated as well.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

December 16th - 2nd Christmas Show on Sale now.

A second Christmas show has been announced for the Harbourfront Centre with tickets already on sale through their box office. Great seats are available at the time of this post (first row) but will likely sell out quickly. The harbour front box office closes at 8:00pm but at that time the Ticketmaster block of seats go on sale.

The first show's tickets for the 15th have nearly sold out.

Harbour Front Box Office
By phone: 1pm to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday at 416-973-4000 option 1

Ticketmaster - December 16th Harbourfront Theatre

Seating Chart - Venue Photo

Thanks to "conducting the birds" for heads up with Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winnipeg - Postponed

The November 15 Sarah Slean concert has been cancelled due to the weather. A replacement date will be announced shortly; ticket holders please watch this space for details.
- West End Cultral Centre

Thursday, November 10, 2005

On the road notes from Sarah

Sarah Slean blogs again, this time care Macleans' website. The blog will feature posts from Sarah as she continues on her Intimate and Solo tour. Thanks to "The Little Prince" for finding the link.

The Mcleans blog does have a RSS feed that can keep you alerted of the updates.

Tickets for a special Christmas show on December 15th went on sale today with Harbourfront and Rumours are that a second date on the 16th may be announced but that has yet to be confirmed. Wootman has been able to provide a seating chart.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Gemini Nomination for Sarah

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Sarah Slean has received a nomination nod for the 20th annual Gemini Awards. She is nominated in "Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series" for her performance of 'The Score' at 2004 Governor General Awards. The category will be presented on Friday November 18th, the "Industry Gala" night of the 3 day event. Other nominees can for the event are shown here.

Sarah will likely be between Saskatoon and Victoria on her tour at the time of the award show that takes place in Toronto.

The broadcast for the Industry Gala will be on November 20, 2005 at 7:00 pm EST in the Toronto, York Region, Kitchener/Waterloo & Ottawa Regions on Rogers Television.

Update, November 18 2005
The Winner is...(spolier)
Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series
Yamoussa Bangoura, Karin Delzors, Pierre-Alexandre Dion, Ewelina Fijolek, Charles Kaczynski, Josianne Laporte, Nicolas Leresche, Josianne Levasseur, Sonia Painchaud, Lena Reis, Éric Saintonge, Guillaume Saladin, Robert Sokolowski, Andrzej Sokolowski, Suzanne Soler, Bartlomiej Soroczynski, Langis Turcotte, Stefan Johannes Wepfer - Nomade: At Night, the Sky is Endless

Monday, November 07, 2005

Slean to Perform for a Saro-Wiwa Benefit

An artistic commemoration and launch for the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation

Nov 10, 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of internationally renowned Nigerian writer & activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Featuring multiple performances & speakers, the event includes a performance inspired by Ken Saro-Wiwa’s writings directed by Weyni Mengesha (Da Kink in My Hair), as well as an address by Dr. Owens Wiwa, musical performances, spoken word by Spin & D’bi Young, & readings by noted Canadian Rohinton Mistry, Linda McQuaig, & Martha Kumsa.

This event is a part of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation’s commitment to honour the memory & continue the work of Ken Saro-Wiwa. A leader, whose nonviolent campaign to protect the rights, livelihood, & environment of the Ogoni people inspired social change around the world.

The Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation is a socially driven organization encouraging & facilitating the use of the tools of critical thinking, dialogue & enlightened public debate to advance the cause of marginalized peoples in Africa. The Foundation’s activities will be focused in the areas of minority rights & citizenship, people & sustainable livelihoods, & public education.

Long time fans of Slean will remember the song "Ogoni Star"... It is a song dedicated to and inspired by the great human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Sarah wrote it after seeing a documentary in university about his life and the incredible story of the Ogoni people. She describes him as "a man so singularly guided by love it was as though his very flesh and bone were made of it."

She will perform the song at a celebration in his honour on November 10th in Toronto's Isabel Bader Theatre at 8pm. "It is my profound, heartfelt honour to be a a part of this event."

Purchase Tickets

thanks to wootam for this information

Sarah Slean to present at the Giller Prize Awards

Giller Prize Awards

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-Image care of the CTV brodcast.

Sarah Slean has been chosen to present on CTV's live broadcast of this year's much lauded Giller Prize Awards this November 8th. The Giller is Canada's most prestigious literary award. She will be presenting the Jury Award near the end of the show.

CTV will telecast The Scotiabank Giller Prize in a one-hour live special airing Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV Newsnet. An encore of the broadcast will air later that night on CTV following The Daily Show (at 12:30 a.m. ET) and the following day, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET (check local listings). Canadians will be able to catch a final rebroadcast the following weekend on CTV. In all, the telecast will have aired four times.

thanks to wootam for finding this info