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Volume 15 Issue 10 - July/August 2010

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Alex Pangman … continued from page 8numbed my arm, started a line here and there, movement all around.I spoke up and said something nervous and silly along the lines of,‘Okay team, I’m a singer. So lets hope the intubation goes well andI’m back singing someday, huh?’”Since the successful double lung transplant, Pangman has beenback in business and singing more sweetly than ever before. Shedoesn’t need oxygen for simple everyday tasks. She is feeling “sograteful for each and every day.” How does it feel to be public abouther disease and her transplant?“Well, to tell the truth, it felt at first a little bit like leaving yourhouse without your clothes on,” she laughs. “In the past I kept myhealth hidden because I always wanted to be thought of as a singer,rather than a singer with a disability. But I must say it feels goodbecause I know that in raising awareness I have the chance to reallychange people’s lives. I’m in a unique position in that my lungs arealso my art – I’m an artist who depends on her lungs. It is a bit weirdI guess, to hear of a singer who got a lung transplant, and if that getspeople’s attention, then that’s what I’m here to do.”As of this writing, Pangman – not to mention her adoring musiciansand fans – are enthused about the upcoming release of her newalbum, 33. Recorded post-transplant, just after her 33rd birthday, itfeatures songs that were popular in 1933 and in addition to a digitalrelease will be available as a long-playing record album – a “33” LP!One of the selected songs, “100 Years from Today,” contains a linethat resonates all too well with the singer today: “So laugh and sing/make love the thing/ be happy while you may!” It’s safe to say thatwhenever and wherever the new recording will launch, there will be ahealthy lineup for this lady’s autograph.Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at jazz@thewholenote.com.Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats (Peter Hill, piano;Jesse Barksdale, guitar; Glenn Anderson, drums;Chris Banks, bass; Ross Wooldridge, clarinet).• Alex Pangman appears on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pmat the Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. As well, this summershe appears at Owen Sound’s Summerfolk Festival on the weekendof August 20-22. To purchase Pangman’s recordings and check outfuture engagements, visit www.alexpangman.com.To learn more about how you can become an organ donor, visitwww.giftoflife.on.ca.PHOTO GREG KINGCanada’s Premier Celebration of World CulturesJuly 8 - 11, 2010Victoria Park, London, Ontario, CanadaMusic, Dance, Food & Crafts from Around the WorldFREE ADMISSION!More than 250 Unique ExhibitorsConcerts include: Sangam | The Trio | Dino Saluzziand Anja Lechner | Jeff Reilly and the Elmer IselerSingers | Marc Ribot, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor |Bob Ostertag, Sylvie Courvoisier, Taylor Ho Bynumand Jim Black | Jane Bunnett | Kid Koala | and more!Orchestre Septentrional d’HaitiDobet GnahoréThe KlezmaticsOver 30 Top Professional World Music & Jazz Ensembleson 5 Stages including“The WestJet Jazz” & “Le village québécois” stages& NEW this year … SUN OF THE EAST ’10“A Showcase of Middle Eastern Music & Dance”info@sunfest.on.ca 519-672-1522 www.sunfest.on.ca62 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010

Baroque Orchestra and Chamber ChoirJeanne Lamon, Music Director | Ivars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirSubscribe Today!416.964.6337tafelmusik.orgGuarantee your seats for a season of exciting and innovative concerts.SPACE IMAGE: NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) and ESA1o.11C O N C E R T S E A S O NSeason highlights include:Bach Mass in B MinorThe Galileo ProjectVirtuoso Violin: Stefano Montanari ReturnsChopin on Period Piano with Janina FialkowskaHandel Dixit DominusBeethoven Symphony no. 9LyricalBaroqueWed Sept 22 at 7pmThurs Sept 23, Fri Sept 24,Sat Sept 25 at 8pmSun Sept 26 at 3:30pmTrinity-St. Paul's CentreSeasonOpeningConcertDIRECTED BY JEANNE LAMON“The real pleasure was in Hoeprich’s flawless techniqueand molten-gold tone … the sound just shimmers.”THE WASHINGTON POSTErich Hoeprich’s engagement supported by Monica R. ArmourFeaturing:Eric Hoeprich, chalumeau (early clarinet)Shannon Mercer, sopranoMeet one of the most hauntingly beautiful baroque instruments – thechalumeau, or early clarinet – played by American historical clarinetvirtuoso Eric Hoeprich. The orchestra is also joined by the “luminouslyric voice” (Toronto Star) of soprano Shannon Mercer. A concert ofenchanting baroque music: concerti by Telemann and Fasch; a dramaticcantata by Conti; and expressive arias by Vivaldi and Joseph I of Austria.Tickets: 416.964.6337 | tafelmusik.orgFor information visit tafelmusik.orgIndividual tickets on sale Sept 7Sept 22 – 26 Concerts Sponsorand Season Presenting Sponsor

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