Oct 7 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Troy Curtis Entertainment (TCE) produces immersive theatrical entertainment experiences by using their elite roster of talent including Live Bands, DJ’s, Specialty Acts and Visual effects for social, corporate and nightlife events. Troy Curtis – performer, entertainment curator and founder of TCE – started his career selling out stadiums around the world as a lead singer in the international “boy band” Menudo. Following Menudo, he was cast as a lead role on the long running CBS series, “Guiding Light.” While continuing to sing, write and perform, Troy developed a distinct eye for talent. He soon began performing and producing events with his own creative team. His unique approach to live entertainment has quickly made him the sought after entertainer to the stars including Ryan Seacrest, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Martha Stewart and more.
Oct 7 7:00pm - 8:00pm
We call ourselves SA. This is because in the Indian Music Scale, 'Sa' is the first and last note without which there is no beginning or end to music, it is the very origin which is what the other notes are based on, without which music would cease to exist. Similar to the 'Do' in Western Music. With SA we hope to combine flavors from the East and the West, keeping true to the creator Shilpa Ananth's true roots, as well as the influences of what she enjoys in the present. With a splash of Erykah Badu and James Blake, and a whole of Robert Glasper and A.R.Rahman, we hope to create a 3 dimensional aspect to listening to different genres, and open your ears to something unheard of. Shilpa's childhood was about Indian music, dance and culture. About conforming to the mold that every Indian girl is made to go through, by the high expectations of society, grandparents, and of course parents. Whether it be going to classical music lessons and trying to belt high aalaps at the age of 3, singing religious bhajans at the Spiritual Community Center, or being able to cook the core dishes of South Indian cooking by age 9, she had done it all. At least she thought so. By the time she turned 13, and was made aware of music outside her world by her older brother, she realized that she had fallen in love, with a different world of music! One that was simple, yet challenging, lyrical and passionate, and all she wanted was to sing her heart out, in English, to the bemusement of those around her. Slowly, Shilpa began singing in school choirs, musicals, competitions and every time she won a prize, she dreamed how wonderful it would be if she could just sing for a living, and sing until she could no more. So when it was finally time, there was no doubt on her mind what her next step was going to be. Of course the path to success is never easy, and such was hers (almost fairytale like) with arguments, sacrifices, an almost arranged marriage proposal, and many many tears. While pursuing her Degree at Berklee, and balancing the many challenges and duties that go along with being a student, and a performer, she had a Eureka moment, and knew that SA was going to happen, whether she was ready or not. She had performed in several groups and ensembles around campus, featured alongside celebrity guest artists, and built a strong repertoire of music, contacts, and supporters through her first two years of school, then during her final year, she started to direct all her effort into breaking away and finding her own voice, and putting to test the reason that motivated her to come to America in the first place. Slowly, Shilpa started performing with different musicians, feeling their energy out, understanding the purpose a little better with each success and each mistake. Now, as a group SA continues to experiment with the instrumentation, featuring different sounds, playing with the vibe that we create, so that we stay dynamic and get better with each experience. SA is a journey, an exploration, so a path has been chosen on which we continue to move forward, and meet a lot of people on the way, whom we hope to inspire through our melodies.
Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse raison d'être is to produce rapture…moments of rapture for all those who come…moments where you’re happy to be alive and wanting to live forever. Sounds crazy. We know. It’s what we want to do.
Guests coming to Toshi’s should experience coming to Toshi’s home: good food, good cheer, understated yet sublime where, when we’re doing our job, for those moments, you’re truly happy and content and enjoying. Whatever happened at work or at home, whatever else is going on in your life, that’s all left at the door, the moment, Ponzu, greets you with a wag of a tail and atwinkle in his eye. You enter comforted by the assurance that, Ponzu, our door Morkie, senses niceness and barks at meanies. We have a no meaniesdoor policy and Ponzu's very strict in protecting of our home.
Performers at Toshi’s can expect unconditional love. When performers are given unconditional love; like children, they flourish. Toshi’s mantra to all his “children” is for them to soar. We want to see performers debut at Toshi’sand go on to catapult onto the world stage…beyond Toshi’s. Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse is owned by a performer (toshi), who can also count beans, but visualizes that inspired performers = inspired guests = inspiredbean counting.
No PR. No advertisment. No hype. If you know about us, that’s because a friend told you. Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse wants to remain simple, real and kick-ass. That’s our mission. That’s our duty. That’s our promise to you, guest and performer alike. That’s what makes us happy to be alive and wanting to live forever.
Toshi & Ponzu will buy you a complimentary bottle of house champagne here at Toshi's Living Room with reservation guaranteed by credit card.