The Tenors

The Tenors – “Lead With Your Heart”

What images come to mind when you hear the word ‘TENOR’? Well chances are, after you hear the brand new album “Lead With Your Heart” from the exhilarating Canadian quartet ‘The Tenors’, your impressions of that word will be redefined, refreshed and enlivened.

In their short career, they have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games. They have rubbed shoulders with presidents and prime ministers, princesses and even shared a private tea with HM The Queen. They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada’s national treasure.

While those impressive achievements may help define them in the eyes of the world, they are only the wrapping on the greater gift The Tenors give every time they perform: the music that comes from deep inside them. These four young men with amazing talent and incredible voices have come together to create music from their hearts. The Tenors originate from all over Canada and their roots are as diverse as their music. They also play instruments on stage, and they are incredibly charming, funny and devoted to their philanthropic endeavours around the world.

Canada's Walk of Fame

Canadian impresario JEFFREY LATIMER to lead
Canada’s Walk of Fame 

 (Toronto, Ontario) March 15, 2017 – The Board of Directors for Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Latimer as Chief Executive Officer effective April 3, 2017. Canada’s Walk of Fame will join the roster of entertainment properties managed by Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment (JLE).

Drawing on his expertise producing and managing live entertainment across North America for over two decades, and leveraging his vast network of influencers, Latimer will be responsible for moving the organization forward, taking the brand to the next step in its growth.

“I am excited to expand the national vision of this prestigious organization and look forward to helping reinforce the brand with all Canadians. We have the opportunity to build on the amazing 19 year history of Canada’s Walk of Fame, open new doors and build strong partnerships for the future. With so much pride in Canada this year with the 150th celebrations – and so many extraordinary Canadians making a difference in the world – this is the perfect time for me and my team to take the helm,” said Latimer.

Latimer will continue to build on the successes of Melanie Hurley, who led Canada’s Walk of Fame since 2014 with a mandate to make a complete organizational assessment that included various programing changes, implementation of new policies and procedures, and the vision of a new “Golden Globe style” format for the Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala. Latimer and Hurley will work closely together over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition period.

“We appreciate all of the vision, dedication and enthusiasm that Melanie brought to the brand over the last three years. Canada’s Walk of Fame has benefited significantly from Melanie’s leadership. We wish her well in her future endeavours,” said Lewis Rusen, Chair, Canada’s Walk of Fame Board of Directors, and Vice Chairman, North America - Korn Ferry | Hay Group.

“It’s been an honour working at Canada’s Walk of Fame and I wish the organization and Jeffrey all the success in the future,” said Melanie Hurley.

“Jeffrey is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for creativity and vision. He is the right individual to elevate this brand and spearhead the organization moving forward,” continued Rusen. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Jeffrey to Canada’s Walk of Fame. We have a bright future ahead of us celebrating and recognizing Canadian excellence.”

The 2017-2018 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Board of Directors, led by Board Chair Lewis Rusen Vice Chairman, North America - Korn Ferry | Hay Group, include: Tom Anselmi, President & CEO, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club; Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air CanadaNick Di Donato, President & CEO, Liberty Entertainment GroupCathy Honor, Senior Vice President, RBC Royal BankRandy Lennox, President, Bell MediaGordon Love, Director, Scotia Wealth ManagementDan McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Cineplex EntertainmentWalter Schneider, President & Co-Founder, RE/MAX Integra/RE/MAX EuropeRon Suter, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada; and Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc.

About Canada’s Walk of Fame

Established in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. To date, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com.



 

Sean Jones

“Magnetic”, “Capitivating” and “Genuinely soulful” are just a few of the accolades describing Sean Jones; a performer whose international stock is on the rise. His interpretive performances of R&B and Soul classics have wooed fans from across Canada and the US. This summer, Sean brings a whole new show to his audience with a focus on what he does best: Love Songs.

Sean Jones has been singing love songs from his formative years in high school, where he joined up with R&B vocal group “In Essence”, a five member vocal group renowned for their spectacular harmonies and effortless ability to connect in both the R&B and Soul Music worlds. Legendary DJ/Producer FunkMaster Flex picked them up for management, and the song “You Will Never Have Another” became a mix show radio hit throughout America. That success lead to a multinational record label deal with BMG Music.

In Essence’s first album garnered two hit singles and videos. The group won both R&B video of the Year at Much Music, and R&B recording at the Juno Awards. But despite their success, Sean, an intensely focused performer, was hearing something more in his heart and something deeper in his music, and within a year, In Essence disbanded.

Since 2008 Sean has been working on perfecting his craft both in and out of the studio. He recorded an EP, “This is Love”, that led to a nationwide tour with Divine Brown. Currently he is working on his first full-length solo album that, like his show, chronicles the ebb and flow of relationships and will take listeners on a musical journey through some of their favourite classic love songs.

Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray is an internationally acclaimed film actress, TV host, model, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Ray began her career in Mumbai when she was catapulted into a high profile modelling career at the age of 16. She went on to excel in the fashion and entertainment business in India on television and in film. Named one of the ‘Ten Most Beautiful Indian Women of the Millennium’ by a “Times of India” poll, Ray cemented her profile as an iconic figure in India before leaving for drama school in London and opportunities around the world. She is an award-winning actress who starred in Canada’s Oscar nominated film, Water, amongst other prestigious credits. A nomadic spirit at heart, Lisa returned to Toronto in 2009 post a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer. She chose to go public with her diagnosis at the launch of one of her films during the Toronto International film festival and chronicled her experiences with Cancer in an acclaimed blog called the ‘Yellow Diaries’. Post a stem cell transplant in December 2009, Lisa has filmed a 6 part series on Travel and Jewellery for Discovery Channel in India, taken on the role of the host of the highly rated Top Chef Canada on Food Network, has partnered to open a yoga studio, Moksha Yoga Brampton, recently completed a 8 city tour with a prestigious stage production called ‘Taj’ and a four city tour with the ‘Splendid Indian Closet’ debuting her sari fashion line in the US. She has partnered with Indian Design House, Satya Paul, designing an exclusive line of cocktail sarees inspired by her challenges with Cancer, with a portion of sales going to the David and Molly Bloom Research Chair for Multiple Myeloma..Most recently, Ray relapsed in early 2013, sparking a change of lifestyle and eating habits which will culminate with a Wellness Blog launching end of this year. 

In 2012, Lisa was named Ambassador for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign, recognized with a ‘Facing Cancer Together Award of Honour’ by the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Charitable Program, and awarded the ‘Light of India Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment’. She was featured as one of ’50 Most Beautiful People’ in “Hello! Canada”, and honoured as ‘Entertainment Luminary’ by “Spark” in benefit of the ‘Children’s Aid Foundation’. In 2013 she was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada.

In 2014 Lisa was recognised as a ‘Woman of Action’ by the ICRF. She also participated in ProjectEleven27, an initiative spearheaded by designer Laura Siegal to support ethical practises in the garment industry and honour the garment factory workers who perished in Bangladesh. She also continues to campaign to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Myeloma research. She is participating in a ground breaking clinical trial at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.

Ray’s memoir is slated to release in 2015 by Harper Collins. She divides her time between Toronto and Mumbai.

 
 

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