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Amy Sky Kicks Off HGJT's "Conversations"

Ralph Benmergui chats with Canadian Jewish celebrities about their heritage.

By: Miriam Cross

Published: September 14th, 2010 in Culture » Stage » News

Amy Sky Kicks Off HGJT's "Conversations"

Canadian singer-songwriter Amy Sky is kicking off Harold Green Jewish Theatre’s “Conversations on the Green” series for the 2010/2011 season.

Hosted by Canadian radio personality Ralph Benmergui (narrator of the recent Rosh Hashanah: The Day of Judgment documentary on VisionTV), each session features Benmergui in discussion with a prominent Canadian Jewish individual from the world of arts and/or politics on the role their Jewish background has played in their life and professional success. The one-on-one conversations take place in the Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts.

Sky, whose 1996 debut album Cool Rain was nominated for two Juno Awards, has released four albums since then (including Burnt by the Sun, Phenomenal Woman, With This Kissand a best-of collection), and has been nominated for multiple Canadian and international music awards. She received the first ever CRIA Applause award for her work on behalf of artist rights, and is an advocate for mental health issues.

Read more about Amy Sky here.

The Conversations on the Green schedule is as follows:

Amy Sky–Sept. 20, 2010 (7:30 p.m.)

Norman Jewison (film director of Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck) – Oct. 4, 2010

Edward Greenspan (lawyer and author) – Dec. 6, 2010

David Mirvish (theatre producer, founder of Mirvish Productions) – Apr. 11, 2011

Jeanne Beker (host of CTV’s FashionTelevision, writer) – May 16, 2011

Individual tickets are $37 and are available at the door. For more information, visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com.

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