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April 17, 2014

Strange week right?  With the weather up and down by
20̊ all week and a strange power outage and a new Internet security threat, Heartbleed.

As you will see by scrolling, there is lots of news this week, including: the dance crew
Bboyizm; the Montreal International Black Film Festival is looking for applications; a wonderful opportunity for emerging musicians in the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize; WorldPride 2014 signs on Tegan and Sara; the warming interview of Pharrell on Oprah Prime; Canadians add Cancon to the Outnet; and so much more.  Check it all out under TOP STORIES and scroll down for more.

Especially cool are the articles labelled AUDIO and VIDEO
- so be sure to check them out! 

Bboyizm's breakdancing makes amazing hip-hopism

(Apr 15 2014) It all began when 19-year-old Yvon Soglo, a.k.a. Crazy Smooth (Smooth to his friends), watched the 1984 movie Breakin' in his friend's basement. Now 34, Smooth is artistic director of the wildly successful, Ottawa-based Bboyizm, a street dance company that has toured across Canada.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Paula Citron
Being Black in Montreal: Call For Applications

(Apr 16 2014) For the 10th anniversary of the Montreal International Black Film Festival being held from September 23 to 28, 2014, the Fabienne Colas Foundation is launching a call for applications for its brand new program "Youth and Diversity".

Source: L3 Publicity
Final Call For 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

(Apr 15 2014) Following the success of last year's inaugural program, Canada's Walk of Fame and National Premier Partner RBC announced the return of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize that aims to foster and support the next generation of gifted Canadian superstars.

Source: Tran Nguyen, Holmes PR
Tegan and Sara tapped for WorldPride 2014

(Apr 10 2014) WorldPride 2014 celebrations in Toronto this summer shored up their star-power quotient on Thursday by announcing Tegan and Sara as the headlining act for this year's closing ceremonies.

Source: www.thestar.com - Ben Rayner 
VIDEO: Pharrell Cries Watching Homemade 'Happy' Videos on 'Oprah Prime'

(Apr 14 2014) *Pharrell Williams, 41, was overcome on "Oprah Prime" as host Oprah Winfrey, 60, played a clip of fans around the world, doing the "Happy dance" during her one-hour interview Sunday night.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Outward bound: How Canadian talent has helped U.K.-based The Outnet succeed

(Apr 2 2014) When you move an ocean away for a new life and a new job in a new country, you might expect to be the odd accent out in a weekly status meeting, or take an occasional ribbing for your use of words like "sweater" and "tank top" instead of "jumper" and "vest." Unless, of course, you're a Canadian working at The Outnet.

Source: www.fashionmagazine.com - BY Nancy Won
20 years at the Molson Amphitheatre: send us your memories

(Apr 16 2014) The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre celebrates its 20th concert season this summer.

Source: www.thestar.com - Star Staff 
Arcade Fire closes Coachella with swipe at festival's VIP policy

(Apr 14 2014) LOS ANGELES — Canadian alternative-rock group Arcade Fire closed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday with special guest Debbie Harry but deplored the festival's growing amenities reserved for VIPs only.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Piya Sinha-Roy Reuters
Gord Downie and the Sadies fuse together well

(Apr 15 2014) Rumours have abounded of an imminent album by the CanCon dream team of Gord Downie and the Sadies ever since the gang of old friends started gigging infrequently together a few years ago, but the final product has come together at a pace best described as "unforced."

Source: www.thestar.com - Ben Rayner 
Prolific musician fell in love with Canada

(Apr 15 2014) Jesse Winchester was so talented a singer and songwriter that Bob Dylan said of him, "You can't talk about the best songwriters and not include him."

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Fred Langan
Mulholland no longer second fiddle

(Apr 16 2014) "On Friday I was in Halifax with Bowfire, and yesterday I was in, um – wait, what day is it today?" Forgive Miranda Mulholland, the Toronto-based fiddler and singer whose dance card is almost always full.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Brad Wheeler
Second big-name music festival announced for Pemberton

(Apr 09 2014) VANCOUVER — The organizers of the new Pemberton Music Festival have revealed a long list of high-profile acts for the July event on Wednesday, including headliners Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Deadmau5 and Soundgarden.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Marsha Lederman
VIDEO: Pharrell Leads a Star-Studded Show at Coachella Music Festival

(Apr 15, 14) *So many stars, so much fun!  Pharrell Williams had quite the show at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival.

Source: www.eurweb.com - by Deron Dalton
Rock Hall of Fame ceremony full of surprises

(Apr 11 2014) The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments.

Source: www.thestar.com - Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times
Legendary Bassist Nathan East Releases Debut Album

(Apr 16, 14) *Nathan East is American contemporary music’s foremost bassist.  With a career spanning over 30 years, he has worked with many of the biggest music acts ever.

Source: www.eurweb.com - by Jesimiel Jenkins  
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Actor Adam Beach brings 'pop-up' theatres to reserves

(Apr 10 2014) Film and TV star Adam Beach says he's hoping a plan to bring first-run and aboriginal films to First Nations reserves in Canada will help unify families and inspire a new generation of aboriginal filmmakers.

Source: www.thestar.com - Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press
Algonquin: Adrift in the wilderness, typically Canadian

(Apr 11 2014) Jonathan Hayes's directorial feature debut, Algonquin, has parallels to Margaret Atwood's landmark CanLit novel Surfacing: a protagonist with daddy issues making an identity quest to the wild north.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Liam Lacey
VIDEO: Thank Heaven for Greg Kinnear: review: Heaven is for Real

(Apr 16 2014) Heaven is for Real, based on the bestseller penned by real-life rural Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo about his son Colton's assertions that he visited heaven during life-saving surgery.

Source: www.thestar.com - Linda Barnard 
Jaden Smith to Play a Slave in 'The Good Lord Bird’

(Apr 16, 14) *Another slavery-set film is in the Hollywood pipeline – this one involving Will Smith’s son Jaden.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Rio 2 features feather-flying jungle fun: review

(Apr 10 2014) Rio 2 picks up where the first one left off and, despite an opening scene that takes place during New Year's Eve celebrations in Brazil's party-hearty capital, most of the action takes place in the Amazon jungle to the north.

Source: www.thestar.com - Bruce DeMara 
Kids on the big screen at TIFF: Grade 7 director will thank homeroom teacher at movie premiere

(Apr 11 2014) When Jaxzen Sandell's first film premieres at TIFF Kids this month, he'll likely give a shout-out to his homeroom teacher, Ms. Partridge.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Dave Mcginn
VIDEO: Upload Your Weekend with Johnny Depp & Morgan Freeman's ' 'Transcendence'

(Apr 16, 14) *Josh Stewart stars alongside Johnny Depp in the new science thriller, "Transcendence" (opening Friday).

Source: www.eurweb.com - by Fahnia Thomas
VIDEO: First Trailer for Zoe Saldana's 'Rosemary's Baby' Remake

(Apr 14 2014) *Zoe Saldana takes over the role of Rosemary, who grows increasingly convinced that her husband and new neighbors have sinister plans for her baby.

Source: www.eurweb.com

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For Fargo, Martin Freeman was an Englishman in Alberta

(Apr 14 2014) From his performance as the affably befuddled Tim on the original version of The Office to his work in projects as diverse as The Hobbit and Sherlock, Martin Freeman has proven himself to be one of the most charmingly embarrassed actors around.

Source: www.thestar.com - Philip Brown 
Meet the real kings of Canadian TV: the Timber Kings

(Apr 16 2014) With this in mind, I wondered what's hot on HGTV. To my small astonishment I read this: "Timber Kings" becomes HGTV Canada Royalty as #1 Series in the Network's History."

Source: www.globeandmail.com - John Doyle
Wahlburgers restaurant destined for Toronto

(Apr 15 2014) Wahlburgers, a casual burger restaurant founded by the siblings, announced Monday they will open a new joint downtown this summer at 46 Blue Jay Way.

Source: www.thestar.com - Kim Nursall 
Will Mad Men find its mojo in Season 7?

(Apr 11 2014) Mad Men, which returns on Sunday to begin its seventh and final season (AMC, 10 p.m.) was once as easy to admire as The Sopranos.

Source: www.thestar.com - Vinay Menon 
Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman is as radical as it gets

(Apr 10 2014) Search online and you'll find revealing footage of Stephen Colbert talking to U.S. Senator John Kerry before Kerry appears on The Colbert Report.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - John Doyle
The View to reunite past hosts for Barbara Walters farewell

(Apr 16 2014) LOS ANGELES—ABC's The View will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

Source: www.thestar.com - Associated Press
Buddies in Bad Times unveils 2014-15 season

(Apr 16 2014) Buddies in Bad Times has announced a 2014-2015 season that affirms its place as the most adventurous theatre company in Toronto.

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian 
Fran Drescher having a ball in Cinderella

(Apr 11 2014) It's a voice unlike any other in the world. Imagine that a Canada goose had mated with Ethel Merman and raised their child in the shadow of Schwartz's Delicatessen. That's what Fran Drescher sounds like.

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian 
Heartbleed is a sign that Internet security is getting better

(Apr 11 2014) How was a bug of the magnitude of Heartbleed introduced in the first place – and why did it take over two years to find?

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Matthew Braga
From 3D selfies to prototypes: Toronto gets creative with library's 3D printer

(Apr 12 2014) The first surprise is that the Toronto Reference Library has a drone. The second one is that when a part broke off, a new one was created using one of library's 3D printers.

Source: www.thestar.com - Zoe McKnight 
Samsung Galaxy S5 is a powerful handful: review

(Apr 11 2014) Samsung answers that big question with the Galaxy S5, now in stores.

Source: www.thestar.com - Raju Mudhar
Twitter now looks more like Facebook

(Apr 08 2014) Twitter has announced changes to individual profile pages that end up making them more closely resemble Facebook profiles.

Source: www.thestar.com - Raju Mudhar 
VIDEO: What's a Walkman? Watch kids struggle to find 'on' switch

(Apr 15 2014) Like archaeologists puzzling over prehistoric stone tools, young kids try to fathom the purpose of a 1980s Sony Walkman in a new YouTube video from the popular Fine Brothers channel.

Source: www.thestar.com - Joel Eastwood 
Feel the centuries slip away off Mozambique's northern coast

(Apr 14 2014) ILHA DE MOCAMBIQUE, MOZAMBIQUE — Perched on the eastern edge of Ilha de Mocambique (Mozambique Island), this masterwork of Manueline vaulted architecture is considered to be the Southern hemisphere's oldest still-intact European building.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Mark Sissons
Bypass the resort fee by crashing the beach (it worked for us)

(Apr 07 2014) SOLDIER'S BAY, ANTIGUA — Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their wild adventures from the road.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Richard Taylor
Safe and dangerous destinations

(Apr 11 2014) Is it safe? That's the question posed to travel advisors by countless North Americans as they ponder the choice of a destination.

Source: www.thestar.com - Arthur Frommer 
Yoga at 35,000 feet: Why you should stretch while you fly

(Apr 14 2014) One of the conundrums of airplane travel is our ability to be moved at great speeds across time zones while confined (in a seat) for much of the journey.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Insiya Rasiwala
Canada's Achonwa a step closer to living out dream

(Apr 16 2014) Natalie Achonwa ditched her bulky knee brace for her walk up to the stage at the WNBA draft this week.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Lori Ewing The Canadian Press
Kyle Lowry on the cusp of greatness ahead of NBA playoffs

(Apr 16 2014) Kyle Lowry is trying to sell me on the idea of hiring a full-time chef.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Cathal Kelly
Maple Leafs introduce Brendan Shanahan as new hockey president, Carlyle's future up in air

(Apr 14 2014) Newly hired Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan and GM Dave Nonis will be the top managers of the hockey club, but the pair left the future of coach Randy Carlyle open.

Source: www.thestar.com - Mark Zwolinski 
Marwan Hage retires after 10 seasons with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

(Apr 14 2014) HAMILTON, Ont. — After 10 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, offensive lineman Marwan Hage announced his retirement Monday rather than accept a spot with the expansion Ottawa RedBlacks.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - The Canadian Press
Raptors' playoff tickets most expensive in league

(Apr 15 2014) Toronto basketball fans are buzzing with anticipation as the Raptors' first playoff game in six years draws closer, but netting seats for post-season play won't be cheap.

Source: www.thestar.com - Gemma Karstens-Smith
MLSE takes first step in promised rebrand of Raptors with 'We The North' campaign

(Apr 16 2014) Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment took the first real step in its promised rebrand of the team on Wednesday with the release of a campaign entitled 'We The North'.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Cathal Kelly
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking colour barrier

(Apr 16 2014) New York — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's colour barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Ronald Blum The Associated Press
Olympic great Michael Phelps coming out of retirement

(Apr 14 2014) Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Beth Harris The Associated Press
Stanley Cup playoff preview: Road leads to Boston

(Apr 16 2014) It will be a long road to the 16 wins required to win the Stanley Cup, starting Wednesday night. There's no shortage of compelling hockey stories.

Source: www.thestar.com - Kevin McGran 
Liverpool in control of Premier League after dramatic win over Manchester City

(Apr 13 2014) LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND—Embracing his teammates after a hugely significant win in the Premier League title race, Steven Gerrard looked to the skies and cried tears of joy.

Source: www.thestar.com - Associated Press 
Experience trumps youth in Spieth-Watson showdown at Masters

(Apr 13 2014) AUGUSTA, GA.—If Jordan Spieth felt overwhelmed by the atmosphere and caught up in the maelstrom of a historic sporting moment, well, it was understandable.

Source: www.thestar.com - Damien Cox 
Manny Pacquiao dominates Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision, avenges defeat

(Apr 13 2014) LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Greg Beacham The Associated Press
Get Sexy Shoulders

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Source: www.oxygenmag.com - By The Oxygen Team 

Motivational Note

Try to remain truthful. The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run it’s truth that prevails. Being honest and truthful engenders trust and trust leads to friendship and a good reputation. Because we all need friends, honesty and transparency are a basic aspect of human nature.

Source:  Dalai Lama


Have a great week!


Dawn Langfield