Projects Coming Out In 2018

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It’s going to be a big year for me friends! The Legend of Sing Hey  Feature documusical directed by Becca Redden. Premieres Feb 10, 2018, 2pm Princess Twin Cinema, Waterloo, $10 BUY TICKET           Will You Be My Friend A Musical Satire by Janice Jo Lee A remount of my one-person […]

Opening for Alysha Brilla Album Release

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Mark your calendars! *Friday, Sept 29th* Better yet, get your tickets in advance: Tickets available now: https://alyshabrillastarlight.eventbrite.ca/  Alysha Brilla & The Brilltones invite you to come celebrate Brilla’s fourth studio album release, “Rooted”; a rhythmic collection of songs with themes of inner strength, empowerment and spirituality. Let’s get Rooted. This hometown show will be part of […]

Folk Myths of Kitchener – Reception Dec 11, 2015

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Folk Myths of Kitchener: Videopoems, posters and photos by Janice Lee. Kitchener Artist in Residence Janice Lee presents contemporary folk tales discovered in our city. Read the poems inspired by local residents’ stories of the Iron Horse Trail, the market, the libraries and downtown. See photos of residents turned spoken word actors for the Folk […]

Folk Myths: The Library

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Some of the quotes from my story gathering at the Kitchener public library today! “Its a quiet feeling even though there’s lots of people. Peace, or something.”-Russ “They saved the old jail and tore the old library down. But this one is a beautiful library. It has the right feeling.”-Russ “You know I didn’t like […]

PacRim Conference Presentation: How to be fearless and gentle

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Today I am presenting at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu Hawai’i. I am humbled to share my stories, songs and poems. Here are my presentation slides for folks who want a copy. How to be Fearless and Gentle: Challenging Oppression and Building Community How can we, as advocates for […]

Press: Building and showcasing the grass roots art scene

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Jan 09, 2015 Building and showcasing the grass roots art scene Article link: http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/5250998-building-and-showcasing-the-grass-roots-art-scene/ Waterloo Region Record By Martin DeGroot Something to look forward to in the year that is still new: On Jan. 5, folk artists Richard Garvey and Janice Lee announced through various social media that “Our festival is a go!” … At The […]

New poem: Live to Art

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I know I’m not great at updating my website. Sooo follow me on the Twitter: @Janicejolee or Instagram @JanJoLee or the Facebook @Janice Jo Lee ok? Anyway, here’s the new poem I performed at the Arts Awards Waterloo Region last night. The video is by Philip Bast, thanks Philip! Big ups to Cheryl Ewing, Joy Kramer, […]

Poem: Everything they steal

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This is the poem I wrote in response to Rage Against the Machine’s Song “Take the power back” as part of the Mashed Poetics event at the Verses Festival of Words, Vancouver. At Mashed Poetics a live band played the entire self-titled first Rage Against the Machine album and poets performed new pieces they wrote […]

Vote for Janice in the CBC Searchlight Competition

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I have entered into CBC Music’s Searchlight competition, for Canada’s Best New Artist. Thank you to everyone who voted in the first round! CBC Music included my song in their “Megaplaylist of Amazing Discoveries” from the first round which was HAYUGE for me. Recognition from the Almighty CBC Music? Biggest Thing For My Music Career […]