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New In Town – Lullaby Stork Brings Memorable Gift For Your New Arrival

14 Nov

storkWe love finding the unique, different and creative things people are doing in and around East Vancouver. This brings us to our latest find. We’d like to introduce you to a new business brought to you by the one and only Deanna Knight. Some of you may know her as the gypsy-jazz chanteuse of the Hot Club of Mars for the last 15 years. They have been a regular staple in various live music venues on Commercial Drive.  In her newest incarnation, Deanna has created a wonderful new service for new parents called Lullaby Stork. It is a musical messenger service in which Deanna arrives as Lullaby Stork in full costume and delivers a blessing in song and poetry to new parents.  Your gift also comes with a Wee Blessing Bundle delivered to the new parents which contains an assortment of Canadian eco crafted gift items. Some of the items include cookies by Cookiella, Chewelery by Stardust Generation, coconut oil soap by Kootenay Soap Co., bamboo wash cloths, bibs and blankets. The base price for the Lullaby Stork to appear is $150, a little more than the Tooth Fairy, but what an amazing memory and experience for those new tired parents just finding their way with their bundle(s) of joy. To order your Lullaby  Stork, you can contact Deanna directly at 604.362.1280. 

Trout Lake Summer Outdoor Concert Series Begins July 2nd

23 Jun


The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly free outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. with Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars. This group will have you travelling back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920s and 1930s with some of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles. The following week, July 9th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band. July 16th Highrise Lonesome will entertain you with bluegrass music.  July 23rd brings the Late Thaw Band playing country music which will be sure to pull a few heart strings.  July 30th Robin Layne and Paul Bray team up for the first time for a duo collaboration of improvised music  August 6th brings String Fever which is an eclectic string band with various influences including jazz, folk, Celtic, newgrass, classical and world to name but a few.   August 13th the Jeff Stanfield Band is on deck with acoustic folk and blues.  August 20th the Rio Samaya Band brings you original songs and poetry that combine Latin, reggae and rhumba.  Lastly, on August 27th Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group brings you a mix of many sounds including reggae, Calypso, gospel, modern funk, jazz, blues, salsa and more.

All performances will be held on the East side of Trout Lake Community Centre. This year there will also be a BBQ and a kids art station.  You are invited to bring a blanket, bring the family, your friends and come enjoy the music! Dancing is encouraged.

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