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Stink Mitt, Kids on TV and Malajube to drop Rhymes, Beats and Rock Styles at
Power Ball 8 - “Gorgeously Flawed”
Spectators to morph in to Participants in "gorgeous" and "flawed" ways

TORONTO, May 17, 2006—Filthy rhymes, funky beats and power pop will wow guests as Vancouver's Stink Mitt, Toronto's Kids On TV and Montreal's Malajube perform at Power Ball 8 -“Gorgeously Flawed”. The evening's entertainers will jolt attendees, propelling them to join in the fun as participants rather than just spectators, morphing into entertainers—becoming "gorgeously flawed" artists in their own rite for the evening.

"I find in all the artists that I admire most a disturbing element, a distortion, giving evidence of a struggle... In great art, this conflict is hidden, it is unresolved. All that is bursting with energy is disturbing—not perfect." - Henry Moore

All three headline musical entertainers of the evening - Stink Mitt, Kids On TV and Malajube—are definitely "bursting with energy", each in their own unique way, "disturbing - not perfect". Reigning Queens of 'cougar' rap, Stink Mitt, will use their much-talked-about filthy rhymes over lo-fi steamy funky dance beats to kick the party into high gear. Kids On TV will follow to mesmerize the audience with their signature blend of theatrical camp, performance art and hard electro beats. These two bands will provide the perfect segue for the super-hyped francophone band, Malajube, to rock it out with their power pop performance, as they prove they are truly "the best Montreal rock band of the decade".

Guests at Power Ball 8 - “Gorgeously Flawed” won't be able to help but engage in the "everyone is a star" principle of the event. Beyond enjoying the three over-the-top musical performers, revelers will find themselves wrestling, dancing new steps, or belting out a tune, impromptu: in essence, creating spectacle rather than being mere spectators.

The ladies of the Pillow Fight League will be on the prowl all evening, pillows always at the ready, to wrestle when least expected. Performance art duo, Free Dance Lessons, with their trusty ghetto blaster, wicked music and fancy duds, will invite party-goers to dance a new step, offering free dance lessons (natch). Meanwhile attendees, with even the littlest bit of "rock star" in them, will be encouraged to grab the mic and stretch their vocal chords at the karaoke bar.

Undoubtedly, the "gorgeous", the "flawed" and the "gorgeously flawed" will self-reveal throughout the night—and not solely on the entertainment front. Sponsors, too, will engage in the "Gorgeously Flawed" theme in unique ways, with hints to be unveiled in the final weeks before the event. Holt Renfrew, Hugo Boss, Boss Selection and Freeze 24-7 are among the Partnering Sponsors, while Aylesworth LLP, Globalive and Niagara Fallsview Casino have joined the fold as Supporting Sponsors.

The Power Ball is The Power Plant’s annual high-profile fundraising event that brings together the who’s who of the contemporary arts and culture worlds. The invitation to the Power Ball is coveted each year as The Power Plant opens its doors to Toronto’s, and indeed Canada’s, taste leaders who support gallery exhibition and educational programming through this unique fundraising event.

WHEN: Thursday June 1, 2006 (doors open at 8:30 p.m.)
WHERE: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
TICKET PRICE: $160 (includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres)
PURCHASE TICKETS online at www.thepowerplant.org
or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office 416.973.4000 (Tues–Sat, 1–8 pm)
VISIT: Harbourfront Centre Box Office, 235 Queens Quay West (Tues–Sat, 1–8 pm)

Co-Chairs Paul Bain, Suzanne Cohon and Marcus Doyle, and Power Plant Director Gregory Burke available for interviews

The Power Plant is located at 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Wednesday until 8 p.m. (free on Wednesdays after 5 p.m.). Admission is $4 ($2 students and seniors), children and members free. For exhibition and tour information, the public can call 416-973-4949 or visit www.thepowerplant.org

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Media Contact: Candice Best - candice@bestprboutique.com or 416.525.1332
The Power Plant Contact: Mina Cicconi - mcicconi@harbourfrontcentre.com or 416.973.4927


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