Seven months after he officially retired from the entertainment business, following an extraordinary 50 year career, Sheldon Kagan will make a special announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Vanier College in St. Laurent.
I am sworn to secrecy as to what Kagan will be unveiling, but let’s just say it has something to do with his extremely prized collection of albums, cassettes, books, sound equipment and other memorabilia. The event will feature a retrospective of his career and live music by Vanier’s third year improvisation ensemble.
Kagan provided entertainment for weddings, corporate and special events. His services included disc-jockeys, orchestras, bands, classical and jazz musicians, sound and lighting, décor and theme evenings. Over five decades Sheldon Kagan International performed at thousands of functions and the company produced over 75 major concerts bringing in artists such as Dionne Warwick, The Commodores, Miles Davis, George Benson, Ravi Shankar, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Buddy Rich and many more. Kagan also has produced Le salon de Mariée wedding exhibition for the past 35 years.