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“The Frank & Dean Show” @ The Old Mill Toronto

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An Evening in Vegas at The Old Mill Toronto

Join us as we experience An Evening in Vegas. Distinguished guests will experience the glitz and glam of the historic Old Mill Toronto. This performance will take you back to the golden days of entertainment, featuring a fantastic tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, an evening like no other and a night not to be missed.

Old Mill Toronto is proud to present “The Frank & Dean Show” showcasing the VegasNorth Show Band. We invite you to say hello and take photos with Dan Lauzon (Frank Sinatra) and James Farrauto (Dean Martin) before the show.

The memory of these fabulous performers lives on through this Las Vegas style show and their interpretation is so lifelike, that one has to really look twice to make sure one is not dreaming.  Make no mistake about it! By the time these performers exit the stage; their audience is standing and demanding an encore. The chemistry of these artists is extremely contagious.

The music from the exciting VegasNorth Show Band, the gags, the fun and stunning vocals make this show unmissable!

*$25.00 + HST per person cover charge
*non-refundable on same day cancellations

Doors open 6:00 p.m ENTERTAINMENT MENU
Dancing 8:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

For Reservations and Information 416-207-2020

* Minimum Food & Beverage $15.00 per person 
* Taxes & Gratuities Additional 
* Reservations Suggested 


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“THE LEGEND LIVES” – Gino Monopoli & The VegasNorth Orchestra @ The 2017 Lakeshore Mardi Gras Festival

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Singles, couples, and families will enjoy the refreshing open-air ambience of the Lakeshore Mardi Gras in a natural park setting in the heart of the beautiful Lakeshore community. Taking place over a 4 day long weekend from August 4th to August 7th, the community-based event draws its inspiration from the world famous Mardi Gras held annually in New Orleans.

Last year the event was a huge success and this year promises to be bigger and better!

Participants will be able to sample a wide variety of cuisines, while enjoying Dixie, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Country bands in one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Toronto, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, on the historic Lakeshore Grounds.

There will also be a kid’s zone, interactive games, and food vendors, a midway, and market vendors offering arts, crafts, jewellery and more.

Live music will play on the main stage and buskers will perform dazzling displays of entertainment.


For the Lakeshore Mardi Gras Festival’s 14th year, VegasNorth Entertainment is honored to perform with a fantastic Elvis Tribute Headliner Gino Monopoli

Headliner Gino Monopoli’s “THE LEGEND LIVES” Elvis show will be on the Main Stage on Sunday August 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm. 

This is a show not to miss!

Gino’s 90 minute, high energy Elvis showcase, will cover many of Elvis’s greatest hits through the years and leave the crowds screaming for more! The VNO (VegasNorth Orchestra) is proud to back this fun show with their 9 piece group along with Gino’s amazing backing vocalists.

This is a great festival and one of the best summers in a long time. Come on out to enjoy the show, activities, vendors and more importantly…to have some fun with Elvis!

We all look forward to seeing you there. Come say hi to Gino and gang!


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VegasNorthU – 2017 Performance Workshop Series – Adult Jazz Band For Beginners

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VegasNorthU is excited to host our second annual set of jazz band workshops this Fall 2017 in Toronto, ON, Canada, focusing on teaching the beginner musician how to play with and in a section, individual responsibilities, backing a singer, ensemble techniques and the necessary beginning skills of learning how to read swing and other styles.

This is a great chance for adults to get together and have fun while learning the basics of playing jazz while performing in a group. 

Each group will have a performance at the end of their semester. 

These 12 week semesters are for those players who used to play a long time ago and wish to get back into playing again and for players in ensembles already who wish to brush up their skills.

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This Fall, we are taking on the following instruments:

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Flue, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano 

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our Fall 2017 semester.

“Many musicians do not get the opportunity to perform in a band or group since they feel their talent may not be up to par, their work schedules won’t allow the time to dedicate to it or their auditions do not go as well as hoped when they try out; hence why these workshop clinics were designed”

The Workshops are designed for the beginner adult musician to have a ton of fun rehearsing great charts. Ensemble blending, timing, stylistic interpretation, reading and balance techniques is only a few topics covered in these workshops.

VegasNorth’s 2017 Beginner Jazz Band Workshops

Fall Semester  – September 14 – November 30 (12 Week)

Breakdown of Fees
$30 per 2 hour workshop.
These fees will help cover the costs for the rehearsal clinic space, use of custom designed charts via VegasNorthU, the costs of outside clinicians and also the conductor.

***If a member/new member wishes to register in advance for two or more semesters throughout the year, please contact us to qualify for our loyalty discounts. Group discounts also available. Contact info@vegasnorth.ca for more details.

Thursday Evenings 7 pm – 9 pm

The group size can and will vary depending on everyone’s schedules from week to week but each week will include individual attention as well as full ensemble workouts.

The Spring Workshops are concluded and went extremely well so we encourage those interested to reach us for a spot this September.

FOR REGISTERED MUSICIANS, YOU CAN ACCESS THE ONLINE MUSIC LIBRARY FOR THIS COURSE HERE* VEGASNORTHU WORKSHOP MEMBERS PAGE

www.vegasnorth.ca

Contact us today through our site or by email at info@vegasnorth.ca if you wish to join in on our Fall Beginners’ Jazz Workshop Series and we will be glad to help you register.

***No cash refunds (owed credits can be applied towards other VegasNorthU classes/clinics/workshops or merchandise) VegasNorthU has a 24 hr cancellation policy.

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VegasNorthU – 2017 Big Band Performance Workshop Series

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VegasNorthU is excited to host our Second Annual set of Band Performance workshops this Fall 2017 in Toronto, ON, Canada, focusing on teaching the intermediate/advanced and beginner musicians how to handle and be prepared for real life big band and jazz band situations when they arise, how to play with and in a section, backing vocalists, individual responsibilities, reading, ensemble techniques and the overall protocol of playing in a band.

This is a great chance for mature adults to get together and have fun, students getting ready for school and players in ensembles/bands already brush up their skills and become better “SUBS”.

As a band leader, I see many players who pass through my pro bands that just don’t quite have the experience or skills to be considered a “Good Sub”. These workshops are designed to help musicians gain that experience and to better their sight reading confidence so they can be considered for and excel in other ensembles.

This Fall, we are taking on the following instruments:

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano & Percussion.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our 2017 Fall semester.

“Many musicians do not get the opportunity to perform in a big band since they feel their talent may not be up to par, their work schedules won’t allow the time to dedicate to it or their auditions do not go as well as hoped when they try out; hence why these workshop clinics were designed”

The performance workshops are designed to challenge the musicians while having a ton of fun performing great charts. Ensemble blending, timing, stylistic interpretation, reading and balance techniques is only a few topics covered in these workshops.

VegasNorthU’s 2017 Workshops
September  – December  (12 Week)

Semesters will conclude with a performance event for each group. 

Breakdown of Fees
$30 per 2 hour workshop x # of sessions in the semester.
These fees will help cover the costs for the rehearsal clinic space and equipment rentals, use of custom designed charts provided by VegasNorthU and the costs of outside clinicians/conductor/s.

***If a member/new member wishes to register in advance for two or more semesters throughout the year, please contact us to qualify for our loyalty discounts. Group discounts also available. Contact info@vegasnorth.ca  for more details.

SUNDAYS – Intermediate Big Band (Noon – 2 pm)

Fall Semester – September 10 – December 3 (12 Week)*

SUNDAYS – Salsa Band Ensemble (2 – 4 pm)

Fall Semester – September 10 – December 3 (12 Week)*

TUESDAYS – Advanced Big Band (7 pm – 9 pm)

Fall Semester – September 12 – November 28 (12 Week)

THURSDAYS – Beginners’ Jazz Band (7 pm – 9 pm)

Fall Semester – September 14 – November 30 (12 Week)

*All Fees will have HST added ** NO CLASSES ON THANKSGIVING DAY WEEKEND
(Discounts available for those who wish to register for 2 or more Semesters)

A good knowledge and proficiency of the instrument, previous experience in bands and sight reading skills are all helpful to be in the group but there is a beginners’ series as well for those who need to start out. For those musicians that may not be ready yet, we do have a Beginners’ Adult Jazz Band Workshop Series on Thursday evenings. Please contact us if you are interested.

The group sizes can and will vary depending on everyone’s schedules from week to week but each week will include individual attention as well as full ensemble workouts.

2017 FALL Registration is Now Open. 

Our Spring workshops are concluded and went Very Well! We encourage those interested in our 2017 Performance Workshops to reach us to register for our Fall Semester.

Drop Ins Welcome.

FOR REGISTERED MUSICIANS, YOU CAN ACCESS THE ONLINE MUSIC LIBRARY FOR THIS COURSE HERE* VEGASNORTHU WORKSHOP MEMBERS PAGE

www.vegasnorth.ca

Contact us today through our site or by email at info@vegasnorth.ca if you wish to join in on our New Latin Band Workshop Sessions and we will be glad to help you register.

***No cash refunds (owed credits can be applied towards other VegasNorthU classes/clinics/workshops or merchandise) VegasNorthU has a 24 hr cancellation policy.

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Legends Under An Autumn Sky – Oshawa, ON

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Saturday Oct 22, 2016

VegasNorth Entertainment & ABC Entertainment are proud to showcase a New Variety Show this October.

“Legends Under An Autumn Sky” is a Celebrity Variety Tribute Show which will feature Frankie Valli, Dean Martin & Elvis tribute artists along with fantastic backing singers and the exciting VegasNorth Orchestra backing the shows. VegasNorth Entertainment is thrilled and honored to work with Gino Monopoli (Elvis), James Farrauto (Dean Martin) and Paul Fracassi (Frankie Valli) in this headliner show.

The performers will transport you back in time to the crooner hay-day in old Vegas in this new variety showcase.

The show will have a 1/2 hour intermission.

The venue is located at The General Sikorski Banquet Venue in North Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.  (1551 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, ON Canada)

The Grand Ballroom (Main Hall)

The Grand Ballroom, or otherwise referred to as the Main Hall or Large Hall, is a beautiful space fit for any occasion hosting many guests. It boasts hardwood floors and visible beams in the ceiling, giving it a rustic, natural atmosphere, while the crystal chandeliers create an ambiance of elegance. Cash bar, coat check, and access to the kitchen allow for flawless hospitality. New velvety black and red curtains create a dramatic yet sophisticated feeling, perfect for evening and daytime events!

Show starts at 8:00 pm in the Main Banquet Room.

There is no dinner included in the ticket price however, The Red Room Restaurant will be open for the purchase of hot food at 6:00pm. There is a cash bar in during dining. Alternatively, there are a lot of local restaurants close by.

Doors open at 6:00 pm – Bar opens at 7:00 pm 

Show begins at 8:00 pm.

“This Tribute Variety show will take you back in time and will be a fun night to be a part of!”

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Reserved Seating only.

For Tickets, Contact: Phyllis @ 905-433-2010

http://www.generalsikorskihall.com/events


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