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June 5, 2001
Nathan Phillips Square Announces Hot Hot Hot Summer Concerts
  
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Toronto Special Events heats up the airwaves at
Nathan Phillips Square all summer long with a free concert line-up of top
Canadian talent presented by Scotiabank.

Salute to Seniors, Wednesday, June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
Jump-start the summer season with the sensational sounds of Toronto's Aelita
and her Swing is Here to Stay stage show accompanied by Johnny Hood's Society
Orchestra.

Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, noon to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Canada's 134th birthday at the seat of municipal government with
Toronto's Official Canada Day Ceremonies featuring the Canadian Singers, Kanata
Native Dance Troupe and folk revivalist band Scrûj MacDuhk. Enjoy a slice of
the gigantic birthday cake courtesy of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and
watch the spectacular release of 134 doves. Children can have their face
painted, draw in the chalk yard and make their own colourful mark on the Great
Canadian Flag Mosaic.

Sounds in the City, Wednesday, July 4 to August 29, noon to 2 p.m.
This concert series is guaranteed to heat up the Wednesday noon hour throughout
the summer with an incredible line-up of world roots performers including three
2001 Juno Award winners. Add the flavour of the weekly Farmers' Market to
experience the rich diversity in lunchtime entertainment.

July 4 Puentes Brothers
Traditional Cuban dance music with Spanish lyrics

July 11 Johannes Linstead
"Nouveau Flamenco" guitar with Salsa, Gypsy, Caribbean and Brazilian music

July 18 Radio Nomad
Blend of traditional African sounds, with jazz & pop

July 25 Michael Garrick
A mix of soulful vocals and Roots Reggae rhythms

August 1 Lenn Hammond
Soothing ballads and soulful grooves from this 2001 Juno Winner (Best Reggae)

August 8 Jane Bunnett
Experience Afro-Cuban rhythms and Latin jazz with this 2001 Juno Winner (Best
Global)

August 15 Tri-Continental
A blend of folk, Celtic and world music with a dash of blues from this 2001
Juno winning troupe (Best Roots & Traditional Group)

August 22 Kanatan Aski
A fusion of First Nations chanting and dance with mystical Andes music

August 29 Juan Jose Carranza
Traditional Gypsy-flamenco guitar

Admission to the concerts is FREE! Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100
Queen Street West at the corner of Bay Street and Queen Street and is easily
accessible by the TTC at the Osgoode Subway station or the Queen Street Subway
station.

For more information call the Special Events Hotline at 416-395-7350 or check
out http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.


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