Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush

As some of you know, I started doing stand-up comedy this past spring, starting with Dawn Whitwell’s Comedy Girl class at Comedy Bar. Since performing in our class show on June 18, I’ve been back on stage a few times, including open mic at Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir, a guest spot on Whitwell’s weekly showContinue reading “Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush”

Beautiful, brave & brilliant words @ WonderFest Poetry Series

WonderFest 2014 festivities continued last Thursday night at Habits Gastropub with their Poetry Series event. Host Arlene Paculan ushered us through the evening, and treated us to some of her music as well. It was a night of beautiful, brave and brilliant words and music from guests Dan Curtis Thompson, Lizzie Violet and Vanessa McGowanContinue reading “Beautiful, brave & brilliant words @ WonderFest Poetry Series”

Everything Begins with Love @ Arlene Paculan CD launch

Singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan celebrated the launch of her first full-length CD Everything Begins with Love in a packed room at Gallery 345, Toronto last night. Super-energized comic pop performer Kat Leonard kicked the evening off, opening with a set of fun, poignant originals and Kat-branded covers, starting with her Johnny Depp ode “Jockstrap” (from her one-womanContinue reading “Everything Begins with Love @ Arlene Paculan CD launch”