Following the success of last year’s tour, Metis songstress Andrea Menard is returning to Saskatoon with her heart‐warming holiday concert, Sparkle. A truly sparkling show for the whole family, Menard sings the songs from her award‐winning holiday album. Menard and her six‐piece band, led by the multi‐talented guitarist Robert Walsh and featuring Irish singer/songwriter Stephen Maguire, will be performing at the Dakota Dunes Casino on Friday, November 25.
Sparkle with Andrea Menard
November 25, 2011 – Dakota Dunes Casino
Doors 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Show 8 p.m.
Tickets $35 and available at the Dakota Dunes Box Office: 306‐667‐6464
Note to media: Media are also invited to the dress rehearsals on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m at White Buffalo Youth Lodge. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Sparkle is an original Christmas release, but the nostalgic songs, written with long‐time collaborator and producer Robert Walsh, are as warm and familiar as the old standards. The title song has been sung by thousands of people all over world, including over two thousand students across the Canadian prairies. Sparkle was nominated for Best International Album at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, while Evergreen, Menard’s first music video, played at the imagineNATIVE, San Francisco American Indian and Reel World Film Festivals, and was nominated for Best Music Video at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
Menard’s holiday television special Sparkle: An Evening with Andrea Menard (Wabunganung Films) was broadcast on APTN over the 2010 Christmas holidays and earned her a Gemini award nomination for her outstanding performance. Menard is also the star of Rabbit Fall (Space TV, APTN) and is now part of the Gemini award‐winning dramatic TV series Blackstone (Prairie Dog Film & TV).
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About Andrea Menard, multi‐award winning Metis singer/songwriter and actress
Menard’s first two albums, Simple Steps (2005) and The Velvet Devil (2002), both feature original songs written by Menard and Robert Walsh and have won a number of awards for outstanding performance and production. Menard's debut CD, The Velvet Devil, is the music of her hit one‐woman jazz musical play that swept up awards all across the country. Menard is a versatile powerhouse, mesmerizing in her Gemini-nominated television starring roles, The Velvet Devil, Moccasin Flats, Rabbit Fall and Sparkle. Her first Gemini win was for her work on the animated series Wapos Bay in the “Best Individual or Ensemble Performance” category. For more information visit http://www.andreamenard.com.