Amanda Martinez – Sul­try suave sen­sa­tion at Cen­ten­nial Theatre

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Len­noxville Sher­brooke

Toron­tosongstress Amanda Martinez lights up the Cen­ten­nial Theatre stage on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3 with mu­sic from her lat­est cd, Amor. Amanda Martinez will be ac­com­pa­nied by gui­tarist

Do­minique Soulard, bas­sist Alain Pi­cotte and drum­mer / per­cus­sion­ist Roger Travas­sos.

Fol­low­ing per­for­mances at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Fes­tiv­i­ties in South

Africa, Toronto’s Ko­erner Hall, the Mon­treal Jazz Fes­ti­val, and New York’s iconic Blue Note club, Amanda is quickly gar­ner­ing in­ter­na­tional ac­claim. Her trade­mark warm vo­cals, and melodies rich with her Mex­i­can/south African her­itage, have made hers the sought-af­ter voice for Pu­tu­mayo’s Bossa Nova Around the World. Amanda was in­vited to tour with Juno award win­ner Jesse Cook from Dubai to New York City and was asked to record on his top sell­ing CD, Fron­tiers.

While her sec­ond CD, Amor, rose to num­ber one po­si­tion on the itunes World Mu­sic charts, both Amor and her first CD, Sola, gar­nered nu­mer­ousac­co­lades. These in­cluded three-time nom­i­na­tions for Amanda as Latin Jazz

Artist of the Year at Canada’s Na­tional Jazz Awards and a win for her de­but al­bum Sola as Best World Mu­sic Artist at Toronto’s In­de­pen­dent Mu­sic

Awards. She also cap­tured the Emerg­ing Artist Award from FAC­TOR in 2009.

Amanda is also rec­og­nized for her ra­dio and tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances in­clud­ing a 3 year host­ing spot with Toronto’s JAZZFM91 on their Latin Jazz show and ap­pear­ances on Canada AM, BRAVO Arts & Minds, Startv! and En­ter­tain­ment Tonight Canada. She was fea­tured in roles on Re­ge­n­e­sis, Dis­ney’s Life with Derek, and From Spain with Love.

Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing 819-822-9692.

ThisSat­ur­day, the Bor­ough of Len­noxville is invit­ing ev­ery­one to bun­dle up and come out to the Len­noxville Golf Club for some old-fash­ioned com­mu­nity fun. There will be slid­ing, wagon rides, snow­shoe­ing and cross-coun­try ski­ing along with other events. All of these ac­tiv­i­ties are of­fered free of charge, how­ever, you must bring your own slid­ing de­vices and cross-coun­try ski equip­ment. Hot meals will be of­fered on site for a min­i­mum price. In­door ac­tiv­i­ties have also been or­ga­nized for the very young in case the cold is too much for them. Mem­bers of the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, a part­ner of the event, will be on hand to cre­ate a fes­tive at­mos­phere for the fes­tiv­i­ties.

An­other part­ner of the day, the Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre, will host a free tea at the Cen­tre on Speid Street, be­tween 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Satur­day.

The win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties at the Len­noxville Golf Club will take place from 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. For more in­for­ma­tion call 819 5699388.

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