Amanda Martinez – Sultry suave sensation at Centennial Theatre
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.