Special Guests

  • Jane Harbury — Legendary Canadian Publicist
    Drop her name with anyone who is anyone in the Canadian music scene and you’ll look like you know what you’re talking about! Jane Harbury’s career as a publicist began after tackling multiple roles in the entertainment business starting in the late '60s - from managing the Riverboat, a Yorkville coffee house, to working as personal assistant to record producer Brian Ahern, and booking Eastern Sound, the leading Toronto recording studio of the day. She began work in publicity in the early '80s when she took on management roles for singers Peter Pringle and Micah Barnes; in 1985 she spent several months with the fledgling record label, Duke Street. A brief spell with a veteran publicist to work on a project for Toronto Arts Against Apartheid, stretched to almost two years. During this time, Ms. Harbury handled publicity for the Juno Awards, the national tour of the Moscow Circus, and was the external consulting publicist for the Ontario Place Forum. She’s worked with CBC Country Canada Television and Northern Blues Music, North By Northeast Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, Gemini Awards, Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, Toronto Music Expo, Toronto City Roots Festival, Earth Day Galas, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, TNN: The Nashville Network and CMT: Country Music Television, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Festival and PowWow, Smooth Jazz Awards, The Total Health Show, and the National Jazz Awards. But check this out - Jane Harbury has worked with a litany of incredible artists that include Kris Kristofferson, John Lee Hooker, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Dan Hill, Murray McLauchlan, James Taylor, Doc Watson, Buddy Guy, Seals & Crofts, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bruce Cockburn, Cat Stevens, Jeff Healey, Andrea Bocelli, Dan Hill, Hagood Hardy, The Chieftains, Ian Tyson, Andy Kim, Ian Thomas, Ian Tyson, JD Souther, Valdy and… Kermit the Frog!

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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Andria Simone
    Singer-songwriter Andria Simone has a style that can be described as “soul-flavoured”. More a force of nature than an instrument, her vocals will send shivers up your spine while tugging at your heart. Andria’s role models are the powerhouse singers like Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Amy Winehouse. She is not a conventional 12-bar blues singer, but she can certainly excel in that format. That was vividly demonstrated when she participated in the famed Women’s Blues Revue at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall. Sharing the spotlight alongside such veterans as Shakura S’Aida, Divine Brown and Lori Yates, she dazzled with killer versions of tunes by Etta, Janis and Little Walter, earning a standing ovation. Since 2012, Andria has performed extensively with her ace young group, whom she affectionately dubs “Those Guys”. They comprise bassist Mark Wilson, guitarist Dave Kirby, saxophonist Brian Dhari, and drummer George Nikolov. Word that Andria Simone and Those Guys is a live act not to be missed has spread like wildfire on the Toronto scene, leading to regular sold-out gigs at such major live music venues as Hugh’s Room, Drake Underground, 3030 and Mod Club. Andria has rapidly made the move up to major music festivals without skipping a beat. She has made converts and sold huge numbers of CDs via electrifying performances at such events as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto Beer Festival and The Southside Shuffle. Even more excitingly, she has now earned committed fans across the Atlantic. In June 2014, Andria Simone and Those Guys won the Hennessy Talent Quest, a prestigious international competition for new musical talent. The prize was an all-expenses paid week in Cognac, France, during which the band performed several shows at the Blues Passion Festival, a star-studded fest that featured such names as Robert Plant, George Benson and Lily Allen. October 2014 Andria Simone and Those Guys were chosen to be a major part of the 6th Annual Lancaster Music Festival in the U.K. They performed a marathon seven shows in six days, including playing a concert at Lancaster Castle and headlining the closing night show.

    *Andria will be performing Saturday June 4th @7:45 PM Main Stage at The Orangeville Jazz & Blues Festival www.orangevillebluesandjazz.ca


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  • Katarina MacLeod
    Katarina MacLeod is a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, kidnapping, and domestic prostitution and trafficking. In 2008, she finally escaped ‘the game’ and now works to raise awareness regarding the truth behind this industry, as well as walk alongside women who, like her, want to start over and realize they cannot do it on their own. Joining Katarina will be a young girl she has been mentoring, who was trafficked for sex.

Special Guests

  • Andrew Marin — Author of Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
    Here Are The Stories Behind The Largest-Ever Scientific Study Conducted On The Religious History, Practices, And Beliefs Of The LGBT Community.

    The data and underlying stories in Us Versus Us have never been told before, and the vacuum left by that neglect has been filled with conjecture, presumption, prejudice, anger, insecurity, paranoia, and a host of other unfortunate distractions. And so we find ourselves in a place where LGBT people feel persecuted by the church, and people of conservative faith feel persecuted by the LGBT community. There is no common ground or desire to engage in meaningful conversation apart from the expectation that one side drops what they believe to join the other. The outcome is a minefield across which we lob accusations, threats, and insults - and which hardly any would dream of crossing. For the first time ever, this research shows that the stories of the LGBT community and the religious community are interwoven in the most intimate ways. This makes our stories more complex, and yet more hopeful through our shared experiences. The facts are startling. The verdict is clear: We don’t have to agree in order to love each other well. Whether your position is pro-gay or traditionalist, progressive or conservative, welcoming or affirming, we are all people who desire to be loved by God. In a dialogue defined by opposition, one small act of kindness is all it takes for reconciliation to begin.

    *Andrew Marin, a world-renowned voice on the intersection of faith and sexuality, is the author of Love Is an Orientation and Our Last Option. He is researching and teaching in the divinity school at the University of St. Andrews, and has spoken on issues of faith, sexuality, and reconciliation to the US Congress, the United Nations, the Australian Parliament, and churches and conferences throughout the world. Andrew resides in St. Andrews, Scotland, with his wife.

  • Dr. Harold G. Koenig — Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health / Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences / Associate Professor of Medicine Duke University Medical Center
    Dr. Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 400 scientific peer-reviewed publications, nearly 70 book chapters, and 40 books. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on dozens of national and international TV news programs (including ABC’s World News Tonight, Dr. Oz Show, and several times on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News), over a hundred national or international radio programs, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines (including Reader's Digest, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and Guidepost). Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on this topic. His latest book is Health and Well-being in Islamic Societies. His research interest of late focuses on the development of a spiritually-integrated psychotherapy for the treatment of moral injury in Veterans and active duty military with PTSD.

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    For thousands of years, spiritual teachers from many different traditions have reminded us of the richness of the human spirit and its potentials. But without real self-knowledge, it is not possible to awaken to the deeper truths of the soul or to sustain whatever degree of realization we have attained. One of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves and others is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.

    - The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type:
    Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

    Type 5 THE INVESTIGATOR - The Intense, Cerebral Type:
    Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

    - The Committed, Security-Oriented Type:
    Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

    Type 7 THE ENTHUSIAST - The Busy, Fun-Loving Type:
    Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

    *Gayle Scott has been teaching Authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Workshops, Riso-Hudson Trainings, and Teacher Certification courses in the US and internationally since 2005. She leads the Enneagram Institute’s Teacher Certification Program, supervising and certifying students to teach Authorized Workshops, and facilitating the required Master Class: Practicum on Workshop Teaching. Scott Is a Certified Integral Life Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco. She maintains an Enneagram teaching and consulting practice as well as her Integral Coaching practice in Boulder, Colorado. She facilitates various Enneagram and film-related workshops and seminars across the US and Canada. Gayle is a veteran of the Hollywood and Canadian film and television industries with over 20 years’ experience in production. In the mid ’90’s, her work with actors inspired her to combine her professional expertise with her passion for the Enneagram. She began employing the Enneagram as a tool for psychological character development in scriptwriting and film acting, leading to her pioneering specialty of Enneagram Consultant to Actors and Screenwriters. Her clientele has included many well-known actors, opera singers, writers, and directors.