Poets, Dancers Lullabyes and Holly This Weekend

This weekend Wired on Words presents a concert Saturday afternoon and a variety show Sunday night

On Saturday December 14th at 4:30 the Lyrical series at Resonance presents jazz singer Lullabye Baxter. Admission is free but your contributions help us keep Lyrical performances alive. Resonance is at 5175a ave. du Parc.

Then on Sunday December 15th at 8:30 the Words & Music Show presents our last excellent show of the year, featuring:

– a solo performance by Holly Gauthier Frankel
(AKA burlesque’s Miss Sugarpuss) and
– poet and novelist Mark Lavorato, and
– dance and music with Karen Fennel and Jackie Gallant
– and Lullabye Baxter!

the show takes place at

Casa del Popolo
4873, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal
Sunday December 15th
doors 8PM; show 9PM

Lyrical and The Words and Music Show are presented by Wired on Words Productions. They are hosted by Montreal poet/performer Ian Ferrier and presented in collaboration with Resonance Cafe, Casa del Popolo, the Quebec Writers’ Federation and CKUT 90.3FM

For more information on the performers, see the BACKGROUND section below, or write to the



Lullaby Baxter is a Canadian jazz singer. Her first album, Capable Egg, was released in 2000 by Atlantic Records, and her 2006 album Garden Cities of To-morrow was released by Boompa Records.

The Village Voice has called her “cerebrally seductive” and compared her to Peggy Lee, while Pitchfork Media has compared her to Ella Fitzgerald.

Holly Gauthier-Frankel is a Montréal-born-and-raised, bona fide multiple-threat entertainer and neo-Vaudevillian performer. A singer, actor, writer, teacher and Burlesque dancer, Holly has been a professional in show business and vocal work for over 25 years, lending her voice to Emmy-Award-winning cartoons, and hundreds of tv shows and albums. But it’s as her burlesque alter-ego, Miss Sugarpuss, that she has garnered the most critical acclaim. Having toured her brand of neo-burlesque throughout Canada, the States and to Tokyo, Japan, Miss Sugarpuss has also been a Fringe Festival darling both with her 2005 show “Miss Sugarpuss and her Burley-Q Revue!!!,” and 2010’s “Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!,” which won the Centaur Theatre Best English Production Award, and went on to play at Montreal’s Wildside Festival and at the Segal Theatre’s Studio space.

Karen Fennell is a contemporary dance artist with a penchant for speaking words into a microphone. Jackie Gallant is a contemporary musician with a penchant for banging on things, strumming things and occasionally saying things out loud. Together they make playful, offbeat performances that may one day be labeled as genre-bending, post-dance, neo-rock, space-time-continuum-bending works of artistic genius. Or they may just become forerunners in the House Concerts for Domestic Pets movement. It’s hard to tell at this point which direction it will go.

Mark Lavorato is a musician, photographer, and professional nomad. His 3rd novel, Serafim & Claire, is forthcoming with House of Anansi in January 2014. His freelance work has been published in over twenty-five magazines including Ascent, Orange Room Review, and Poetry Canada. Mark is the author of a collection of poetry called Wayworn Wooden Floors (2012), and his first novel, Veracity (2007) is available on his website at marklavorato.com.