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Toronto, ON: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 – “A BIG GREAT THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS”

Thanks to the combined efforts of top Canadian musical talent, and volunteer members of Alli’s Journey, the charitable organization devoted to Alli Shapiro’s cause has successfully garnered the support from the community through their presence and gracious donations. The evening was a tremendous success, as the impressive line-up of home-grown musicians and vocalists beguiled the crowd with their sultry indie sensations. Along with the performances, the hard working volunteers sold dozens of “Alli-gators” – adorable plush toys, as well as Alli’s Journey beaded bracelets, and specially designed Alli’s Comfort Bags full of quality consumable products such as shampoos, blankets and personal cosmetics.[/fusion_text]

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[fusion_text]A brilliant evening with over 400 tickets sold, the the Koerner Hall auditorium was packed and the artists once again delivered unprecedented performances, with Jully Black leading the evening with her urban hits like Sweat of Your Brow from her latest album “The Black Book”. Kelly Lee Evans dazzled the audience with her soul-pop sounds from her newly released album “The Good Girl”; whereas Sophie Milman and Aion Clark conjured up their jazzy and soulful interludes. Blending a more synth-electro sound with an array of vocal harmonies,  Ohbijou lured the crowds, while The Rural Alberta Advantage performed songs from their album “Hometowns.’ Aion Clarke’s hot pop/soul and big band classics ignited the stage, as he performed with an entertaining ensemble in their suave big city suits. Dan Mangan engaged the crowd, as they sang along to his “Nice, Nice, Very Nice”, and Evening Hymns performed a piece from Jonas Bonnetta’s new album “Spirit Guides”. Most remarkable was Florence K, who mixed her pop, Bossa Nova, Cuban, and Brazilian rhythms in a piano performance that was beyond mesmerizing.

Alongside the performances,  Daniel Schneiderman, a cancer survivor, highlighted the evening with his profound and genuine words, addressing what it means to be a cancer survivor and how the Alli’s Journey organization brought him and others in similar situations, the hope and courage to battle and overcome his condition. Daniel continues to advocate for Alli’s Journey, a one-of-kind, distinct organization which provides resources, education and support for young adults with cancer. No other organization to date has accomplished this much for this select group of cancer patients.

Newly Confirmed!

Sophie Milman will be performing!
Kellylee Evans will be performing for us again!
Florence K will be performing!

We are also proud to have  The Rural Alberta Advantage, Evening Hymns, Dan Mangan, Aion Clark, Ohbigou, and Jully Black – all performing at Take My Hand this year!

Check out this recent article on performer Dan Mangan!

Please click here to view thew Take My Hand Press release!

TAKE MY HAND 2010 will take place June 9, 2010 at 7:30pm in Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Tickets are $99.00 (or $35 for balcony seats) and are on sale now on line by clicking here and scrolling down.

You can also order by phone: 416-408-0208 or at the Koerner Hall Box Office: 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto,   ON., M5S 1W2[/fusion_text][/fullwidth]

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