Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Opening Ceremony is Amazing!

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics was mindblowing!

If you needed a reminder of all the amazing talent flying out of England, they managed to capture almost everyone!

So cool was the children's hospital number complete with gianormous nightmare character puppets from Peter Pan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter and others. Wonderful to see J.K. Rowling reading the opening of Peter Pan.

All of the numbers were amazing and huge.

I loved the evolution of music. I recognized every artist. Don't know if that shows my age or my pop culture knowledge! They even had the Sex Pistols!

Good luck to all of the athletes!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dudes and Dames: NexxLevel Dance Show July 26, 2012

A World Premiere Playing at Toronto’s Premier Event Venue – Palais Royale
ONE NIGHT ONLY- Thurs., July 26th, 2012  - 8PM

An open door into the complexity of both the male and female psyche, “Dudes & Dames” is a dance show like no other. 

A twisted fairy tale that reveals the truth about ourselves as people as we fess up to our contribution to the battle of the sexes that has gone on for centuries.

Using all forms of dance to tell the many different stories of romance, revenge and restoration that make up our unique emotional journies -
“Dudes & Dames” is entertainment at its best!

Featuring a diverse cast of Toronto’s top dancers under the creative leadership of renowned industry noted choreographers -
“Dudes & Dames” promises to be a night to remember!
A taste of what YOU will be privy to July 26th, 2012


Dudes and Dames – a Teaser Promo for the Palais Royale Performance July 26, 2012 from Garage Lab on Vimeo.

Featuring Jazz, Street Jazz, Hip Hop, Dancehall and more - YOU will experience an exclusive gateway into the 
hottest attraction in today's entertainment industry - dance theatre!
 “Join us Thursday, July 26th at 8PM at the fabulous Palais Roylae - a venue that is rich in Toronto’s cultural history and renowned for it stunning events.”
Chris Clarke – Artistic Director and Choreographer for “Dudes & Dames”  

Patrons are invited to stay after the show for a dance party.  This incredible evening is not to be missed!

Palais Royale
1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West
General Admission - $40
VIP Package Available – includes fine dining, a VIP gift bag and the show
For Tickets contact:

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Friday, July 6, 2012

What is a Jackalope?

As with most creatures of this ilk, there are many explanations for its evolution into our modern day folklore.

Rumoured to be first discovered in the Western United States, the Jackalope has been spotted in modern times as far north as Ontario.

The common belief is that a Jackalope is the cross between a pygmy deer and a jack rabbit. Of course, there were people who created their own Jackalopes through taxidermy. Hopefully just on roadkill and not live animals a la Human Centipede.

This is a great website for Jackalope Information:

The Jackalope Conspiracy

Do you want to know more about Jackalopes?

Would you like to read stories about Jackalopes?

Check out this brand new anthology!


There are several fantastical tales about the JACKALOPE in these modern times in UNNATURAL TALES OF THE JACKALOPE.

My own story is called, "Running with Jackalopes" and is based on what happens when a lonely woman buys a Jackalope at a garage sale with the intention of giving it to her young nephew.


Thursday, July 5, 2012