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Local Arts Stars Awarded – Tickets on sale NOW for the 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards!

Live and in-person, Mississauga Arts Council (MAC)’s 27th Mississauga Arts Awards (The MARTYS), takes place on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Tickets are now available to attend The MARTYS, the most comprehensive civic arts awards program in Canada.

“There is no better time to celebrate the achievements and the resilience of professional artists than now.” says MAC’s Executive Director, Mike Douglas. “This MARTYS will be emotionally packed and more important than ever before. Our City’s artists are recovering from two terrible years, adapting and prevailing through the pandemic. This community revival will spotlight the finalists and winners with much deserved recognition.” 

Hosted by award-winning folk rock singer/songwriter, Matt Zaddy, with co-host jazz singer/songwriter, JACELYN the event features performances from Ukrainian artist, Marta Shpak singing the Ukraine national anthem and O Canada. Guests will enjoy Canada’s Got Talent stars Shadow Entertainmentand musical performances from Gabriela Rodgers and fusion instrumentalist band Five and Tens

The MARTYS kicks off at 6:00 PM at the Mississauga Convention Centre, with a red carpet photo gallery and cocktails, followed at 7:00 PM with dinner, presentations, entertainment and the Awards wrapping up by 10:30 PM. To learn more about the awards, watch a recap of our last in-person MARTY Awards from 2019 here: https://youtu.be/zz2Ez89BlPg

Tickets are selling fast, there are less than 400 left. Tickets are $90 (MAC member rate $75) and a full table of ten is only $800. Get your tickets atmississaugaartscouncil.com/events/the-marty-awards/.

The 2022 MARTY Awards will follow all provincial COVID-19 guidelines and precautions. For your protection, masks are strongly encouraged and hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the venue. Social distancing options for seating are available upon request. Contact Susan Durnin, MAC’s Administration Lead, admin@mississaugaartscouncil.com for more information.

About The Mississauga Arts Awards: 
The Mississauga Arts Awards (The MARTYS) are the Mississauga Arts Council’s annual award celebration honouring outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts and cultural activity in our City. Each year we seek to recognize honourees whose work helps transform and advance our communities through art. For the last 26 years, the MARTYS has been the City’s most distinguished red carpet event for recognizing established and emerging artists. Learn more mississaugaartscouncil.com/events/the-marty-awards/

About MAC:
Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! Our mission is to empower the Arts Economy by Creating more opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artists’ achievements. Learn more at mississaugaartscouncil.com

MAYBE MAY donates $1,500 to Mississauga Food Bank

Mississauga’s MAYBE MAY has generated $1,500 with their song “Through Your Eyes”. Cowritten by Demetrius NathMatt Zaddy & Kendra Charest-French, the band enlisted 2020 JUNO Award winning engineer Kevin Dietz to fill the producer’s seat and Michael “Crusty” Amaral as the videographer. 

Featured on the song is a diverse and talented group of artists, starting with Filipino-Canadian Arlene, country star Alessia Cohle, Chris Hummel of retro rock n’ roll outfit The Dreamboats, Michael Ursini from award-winning rock band Uforia, singer-songwriter Tennyson King as well as Jasmine Virginia, front-woman of ethereal prog-rock POLARITY.

The project was made possible thanks to Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre & Metalworks Studios.

Through Your Eyes was released September 2020 via MAYBE MAY’s BandCamp (https://bit.ly/33bELlh) with a one-dollar minimum donation to access the song. 100% of proceeds collected has gone to aid the efforts of The Mississauga Food Bank.­ 

MAYBE MAY is set to release a brand new song this coming Friday September 3rd, in partnership with Mississauga Arts Council.

Canadian Music Week and Mississauga Music Award winner, Dani Kristina, releases her new disco-pop single entitled “Gambler”

The music video features TikTok sensation @katamogz, owner of EN FLIQUE Creative

Award winning artist Dani Kristina, releases her hot new disco-pop single entitled “Gambler” and the official music video featuring TikTok star @katamogz. Inspired by personal experiences and from those around her, “Gambler” reflects on the imagery of relationships depicting the idea of wondering whether or not the other individual reciprocates the same feelings. Produced by Grammy-nominee Trevor James Anderson and written by Dani Kristina, the new single is an energetic disco-pop track that sonically encompasses sounds similar to Dua Lipa, the “new” Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson. This past year Dani Kristina was named the Best New Solo Artist by Canadian Music Week and Mississauga Music. Her music video for “Drift Away,” won Best Pop Music Video at Dropout Entertainment’s Independent Canadian Music Video Awards.

The single is now available on all streaming platforms including Apple Music Spotify and YouTube.

“Gambler” is an energetic disco-pop song inspired by the vintage synths of various influences, telling the story of a failed relationship when one person is more invested than the other. With the music video featuring TikTok star @katamogz (En Flique Creative), this song explores the risks of being “all in” to somebody without being aware of the risks. The music video was self-directed and edited by Dani Kristina, but she also worked with cinematographer Paul Persic to make the vision come to life. Taking place in a vintage casino, the symbolism of the lyrical story is shown through Dani Kristina and a girl playing blackjack, where the dealer represents the person they both have feelings for, and as the two “play” for him, he ultimately holds the cards that decides who wins.

The release of “Gambler” is just the beginning for Dani Kristina. In the coming months she will be releasing more tracks that explore the relationship presented in “Gambler,” and one’s feelings as they change over time. Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up with new releases!

RIVER NORTH DUO PRESENTS VIRTUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

River North featuring Award-Winning singer/songwriters Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine are pleased to be teaming up with Nurse Next Door Mississauga to present their 5th Annual Celebration of Irish and Scottish Music “Celtic Roots”. The popular concert will air live on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17, 2021at 7pm on the River North Facebook page at facebook.com/RiverNorthCanada and live on Youtube.

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Canada’s Leahy Is Back With Their New Album “Good Water”

“Good Water” and the single “Tears” both drop everywhere on February 26

JUNO Award-winning, Canadian progressive folk-roots group LEAHY is set to release the new single “Tears” from their upcoming album GOOD WATER. “Tears” is the third single from the album and both will be available on all major platforms Friday, February 26th.

Produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winning (and fellow Canadian) David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Afro Celt Sound System), the band feels that Good Water is their most ambitious recording project to date. With stunning lead vocals, sibling harmonies throughout, and lush, polished production, it would be hard to disagree. 

Good Water from LEAHY
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