Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Interview with George St.Kitts (Part One)

George St. Kitts
Love Train Revue Show

York Region’s George St. Kitts stars in The Love Train Revue Show celebrating Black History Month in York Region on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The show, which sold out last year, celebrates Black History Month with an incredible performance of music and song! As time is of the essence, I’ll get right into “THE INSIDE SCOOP” and share with you some of the reasons you “DON’T WANT TO MISS THE TRAIN”!

This Love Train Revue Show has been produced and choreographed by none other than Mr. George St. Kitts. After speaking with Spider Jones (the MC for the evening), I understood that all the “back-up” singers could “sing”! Upon speaking with George, he was quick to correct me saying that there really weren’t any “back-up singers”! According to George they are all "lead singers" in their own right and that the production of the music is such that they take turns shinning in the spotlight! George’s job, as the producer, is to put the pieces of all the amazing talent together. The biggest surprise George says is that this show is mainly “Local talent”. “These amazing performers are from right here in our own backyard”. I asked George if, with all the artistic combination of folks, do “egos” ever get in the way and how would/does he manage such “egos”. George chuckled, saying … “This is the Love Train, if you’re not on the train, you’re not on the train; it’s not the 'ego' train”. George says that everyone performing is there for a reason and they know their roles and responsibilities. This evening of The Love Train Revue Show not only is a celebration of Black History Month, through music, but a chance for George and others to reflect and appreciate all the great people that paved the way throughout the years in this culture. George takes time to reflect and learn different things about the culture. George wants all the cultures in our community and beyond to enjoy, learn and share the experiences of the music from the Black Culture. It’s not just for Black or African Canadians. “Any chance to enjoy music and learn at the same time”, according to George, “is a good thing”! St. Kitts says “we’re all different, but all the same, and we all have to come together and get along in life”. Mr. St. Kitts promises to deliver a fun filled evening of music and hopes that we all get up and dance. The “music speaks for itself”!
(To be continued)

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