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May 6, 2003
Brown bag concerts celebrates Toronto's talent
Toronto Special Events - Nathan Phillips Square hosts Sounds in the City
presented by Scotiabank, a weekly, lunchtime concert series. Presenting a
diverse spectrum of Canadian music that includes roots, jazz, reggae, Celtic
and country rock, Sounds in the City is complimented by Toronto's famous
Farmers' Market allowing audiences to shop after taking in the concert. Sounds
in the City runs Wednesdays, July 2 - August 27 from noon to 2 p.m.

July holds a genre crossing line-up for this weekly lunchtime show. The series
is kicked off by Canada's Sweetheart of Swing, Alex Pangman and her Alleycats
(July2). The following weeks showcase Juno Award-winning blues guitarist Sue
Foley (July 9) and Canadian Aboriginal Award winner George Leach (July 16)
presents his distinctive and unpredictable style. Closing out the month are
Toronto's oldest community steelband, Afropan Steelband (July 23), and the
rootsy pop filled with soulful vocals of Gregg Lawless (July 30).

The August line-up is equally impressive. Luther Wright & the Wrongs (August 6)
will bring their old-style country music, while Cassava (August 13) present
their high-energy Latin American fusion. Closing out the concert series for the
season is the infectious Celtic sounds of the Glengarry Bhoys (August 20) and
the smooth calypso, reggae and R&B of Moses Revolution (August 27).

Visitors to Sounds in the Cityorany of the Toronto Special Events civic square
events can take advantage of great rates at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
(123 Queen Street West). The Splash, Play and Stay deal includes 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 Sounds in the City is FREE and getting there couldn't be
easier! Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the
TTC Queen Streetcar (501), the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the
University Line (exit Osgoode station).

For more information on Sounds in the City and other Toronto Special Events,
call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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