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May 6, 2003
Sunday night music and dancing under the stars
Toronto Special Events - Sunday Serenades presented by Scotiabank is a weekly
summer concert series at Mel Lastman Square. The series brings the smooth
sounds of top-notch swing, big band and jazz acts to a hot summer evening.
Swing dance enthusiasts will have a chance to dance under the stars at these
free concerts. Sunday Serenades runs every Sunday between July 6 and August 24
from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The series kicks off with Sophisticated Swing (July 6), an 18-piece big band
that performs big band classics from the 1930s and 1940s. The GTA Swing Band
(July 13) bring their lively, fun-filled performance, while Jim Galloway's Wee
Big Band (July 20) share their 300 arrangement repertoire of music of from
golden age. Closing out the month of July is the Toronto All-Star Big Band
(July 27). Comprised of young musicians between the ages of 16 and 21, their
performance will rekindle interest in Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny
Goodman classics. They will also present a very special 1950s show.

The August line-up kicks off with The Bobby Herriot Band (August 3), the
one-time house band of the Royal York Hotel's famed Imperial Room. The Swing
Shift Big Band (August 10), featuring the skilled vocals of Jan Laurie, will
keep audiences dancing, while the fabulous vocal trio, Skylark (August 17),
brings the music and memories of the 1930s to the 1970s to life on stage.
Closing out the Sunday Serenades season for 2003 will be The Fabulous Crooners
(August 24), a dynamic stage show celebrating the super-star male vocalists of
the past century.

Visitors to Sunday Serenades or any of the Toronto Special Events civic squares
events can take advantage of great rates at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
(123 Queen Street West). The Splash, Play and Stay deal including a buffet
breakfast, complimentary parking, an in-room movie or Nintendo game, late check
out and more for two adults and two children under the age of 12. The room rate
is $249 per evening. The public can call 1-800-325-3535 for bookings.

Admission to the Sunday Serenades is FREE and getting there couldn't be easier.
Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge Street. Take the TTC Yonge Line
subway (exit North York Centre station).

For more information on Sunday Serenades and other Toronto Special Events, call
Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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