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July 24, 2014

The weather has been debateable most days lately but there is still lots of summer left to enjoy.  Get out there because we all know it doesn't last long!  We're just around the corner from our next long weekend in Ontario, and, as usual, there is tons going on for you to enjoy. 

The big
Caribana parade and all the events that surround the festivities, the events at Harbourfront and then there's regular events at the Yonge-Dundas Square, including the Unity Festival this weekend.  Check them all out!

This week features your entertainment news including: Deborah Cox covers Whitney Houston; Beaches International Jazz Festival; Toronto hiring music sector development officer; Drake's OVO Fest; Canada's rugby Conor Trainor; Toronto's summer classical music festival; and so much more. 

Check all your news out under TOP STORIES and scroll down for more
Look out for the articles labelled AUDIO and VIDEO - so be sure to check them out!   

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VIDEO: Deborah Cox Covers Whitney's 'I Will Always Love You' for Biopic

(Jul 21 2014) *Recently, it was revealed Deborah Cox will re-record Whitney Houston's hit songs for the upcoming Lifetime biopic, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story."

Source: www.eurweb.com - Deron Dalton 
Beaches Jazz Festival rebounds in 26th year

(Jul 17 2014) Bill King likes soul stew. So you'll find reggae-infused traditional Chinese music, and New Orleans funk laced with San Francisco psychedelia, at the 2014 Beaches International Jazz Festival where King remains king in his 26th year as musical director.

Source: www.thestar.com - Peter Goddard 
Now hiring: a music development officer for Toronto

(Jul 17 2014) The City of Toronto is searching for a dedicated music sector development officer to promote the music industry and turn up the volume of Toronto's concert scene.

Source: www.thestar.com - Joel Eastwood 
OVO Fest 2014: Who will be Drake's surprise guests?

(Jul 21 2014) When hip hop emissary Drake comes home to the freshly branded "The 6" for OVO Fest with a Pandora's box of music elite in tow, it's no surprise that it's one of the most coveted tickets in town.

Source: www.thestar.com - Graham Slaughter 
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games: YouTube fame boosts Canadian rugby player's profile

(Jul 21 2014) GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—One of the YouTube clips of Conor Trainor's jaw-dropping rugby try has been watched over 80,000 times. Trainor joked that more than a few of the views were his own.

Source: www.thestar.com - Lori Ewing The Canadian Press
VIDEO: Toronto Summer Music Festival theme is the Modern Age

(Jul 22 2014) Toronto's summer classical music festival is taking off its stuffed shirt to pay homage to the era that gave us popular culture: the early 20th century.

Source: www.thestar.com - Trish Crawford 
Pharrell Williams off Canadian leg of Bruno Mars' tour

(Jul 21 2014) In a turn of events that might leave some Canadian fans less than "Happy," Pharrell Williams won't be joining Bruno Mars' "Moonshine Jungle" tour north of the border this week.

Source: www.thestar.com - Ben Rayner 
Toronto concert sampler: James Taylor, Astrid Young, Jaron Freeman-Fox

(Jul 23 2014) Live music highlights from July 24 to 30.

Source: www.thestar.com - Chris Young 
David Suzuki goes on 'final' speaking tour with musicians in tow

(Jul 23 2014) It's being billed as what may be David Suzuki's final national speaking tour," but if that's true, at least the famed Canadian environmentalist and broadcaster is going out in fine style.

Source: www.thestar.com - Ben Rayner 
Katy Perry is pure spectacle at Toronto's Air Canada Centre

(Jul 19 2014) Now, that was colourful. California pop goddess Katy Perry literally used every shade and hue on the colour spectrum – and maybe even invented a hue or two – during a visually stunning two-hour spectacle that was actually better eye candy than ear candy.

Source: www.thestar.com - Nick Krewen 
Pharrell Williams Crosses Into NBA 2K15 As Soundtrack Producer

(Jul 22 2014) *Rapper. Singer. Producer. Now Pharrell Williams can add soundtrack contributor to his growing list of professional skills as the producer for the soundtrack of NBA 2K15.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Texas blues legend Johnny Winter dazzled audiences with his speed

(Jul 22 2014) Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - John Heilprin The Associated Press
Alicia Keys Signs With Madonna's Longtime Manager at Maverick

(Jul 18 2014) *Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Mase No Longer Preaching; He's Back to Full Time Rapping

(Jul 21 2014) *It looks like Mase has gone full circle: from rapper to preacher to rapper again.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Kanye West Talks Music, Style, Kim In GQ Cover Story

(Jul 21 2014) *We would expect nothing less than a candid interview with Kanye West in the pages of GQ's August 2014 issue, which features the rapper on the cover.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Ed Sheeran and the not-so-black-and-white list

(Jul 18 2014) "The U.K.'s most important black musician is a red-headed white guy."  That's how one particularly savvy blogger put it on Gawker, the click-bait hub whose headlines all feel as though they should be shouted at the top your lungs when read aloud.

Source: www.thestar.com - John Sakamoto 
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VIDEO: TIFF shows strength with first batch of 2014 premieres

(Jul 22 2014) Concerns about the Toronto International Film Festival's hard line against other festivals poaching its premieres vanished on Tuesday as it unveiled a strong slate of films, from indie fare to celebrity-studded features.

Source: www.thestar.com - Linda Barnard 
Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm movies coming to Netflix Canada

(Jul 17 2014) Disney titles are coming to Netflix Canada starting next year.

Source: www.thestar.com - The Canadian Press
Joanna Gleason digs into Sensitive Skin

(Jul 18 2014) Let's make a deal, Joanna Gleason.  If we ask about your latest TV series, Sensitive Skin, starting Sunday at 8 p.m. on HBO Canada, will you also tell us what it was like to grow up as the daughter of that beloved Canadian TV host, Monty Hall?

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian
VIDEO: Boyhood is one of the best films of the year: 4-star review

(Jul 17 2014) Boyhood, Richard Linklater's masterful new film, the term seems limiting. You need something more dramatic to describe what's going on here, in a work that shows us, over a span of a dozen years, the actual growth of a young actor from boy to man.

Source: www.thestar.com - Peter Howell 
Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Tina Fey/Amy Poehler Film 'The Nest'

(Jul 17 2014) *Renée Elise Goldsberry has joined Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Universal comedy "The Nest," reports Deadline.

Source: www.eurweb.com

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Killjoys casts Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane

(Jul 22 2014) Canadian actors Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane will star alongside British theatre actress Hannah John-Kamen in the new Space original drama series Killjoys.

Source: www.thestar.com - The Canadian Press
David Alpay explores a world without children in The Lottery

(Jul 18 2014) The year is 2025 and, inexplicably, humans have lost the ability to conceive children. Toronto actor David Alpay stars as a fertility scientist caught up in a high-stakes political conspiracy in The Lottery , a new series created by Children of Men screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton.

Source: www.thestar.com - Joel Eastwood 
Regina King Cast in 'American Crime,' Will Direct 'Scandal,' Return to 'Big Bang Theory'

(Jul 23 2014) *Southland" alum Regina King will be a busy actress this year with three confirmed projects in the pipeline.

Source: www.eurweb.com
Pique, parties and prizes on the Television Critics Association tour

(Jul 23 2014) LOS ANGELES — American television networks often stand accused of producing cookie-cutter content, but their deliveries and marketing strategies couldn't be more diverse.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Amber Dowling
VIDEO: OWN Premiere Set for Tyler Perry Series 'If Loving You is Wrong'

(Jul 17 2014) *Tyler Perry's latest contribution to his buddy Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is the primetime drama "If Loving You is Wrong," a drama in the soapy vein of his other OWN primetime drama, "The Haves and the Have Nots."

Source: www.eurweb.com
Halle Berry's 'Extant' Wins the Week for CBS in First Episode

(Jul 20 2014) *It appears Halle Berry's small screen debut was a hit … at least its debut show.

Source: www.eurweb.com
AUDIO AND VIDEO: Jada Pinkett Smith: 'Gotham' Role is 'Unlike Anything I've Done Before'

(Jul 21 2014) *Even in a place like "Gotham," a black woman is still worried about water touching her hair.

Source: www.eurweb.com - Cherie Saunders  
When Harry Met Sally turns 25: How does it hold up?

(Jul 19 2014) Twenty-five years ago this week, a sweet little film about a 12-year-long friendship and eventual courtship arrived in theatres.

Source: www.thestar.com - Joel Eastwood 
'Breaking Bad' takes home top honours at TV critics awards for second year running

(Jul 20 2014) BEVERLY HILLS—AMC's Breaking Bad took top honours as program of the year at the Television Critics Association Awards for the second year in a row, while Netflix's Orange Is the New Black won outstanding new program at the 30th annual awards presentation.

Source: www.thestar.com - Tony Wong 
Toronto suspect among 10 arrested in alleged StubHub fraud

(Jul 23 2014) A suspected money-launderer in Toronto is among at least 10 people who were arrested in an international crackdown against a cyberfraud ring that's alleged to have compromised 1,600 accounts of the online ticketing service StubHub.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Tu Thanh Ha
Stealthy new online tracking software puts your privacy at risk

(Jul 23 2014) A growing number of websites are employing a stealthy new form of hard-to-block Internet tracking software that may pose increasing privacy risks for customers.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Shane Dingman
LG rolls out incredible flexible TV technology

(Jul 16 2014) Seoul, South Korea — LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Youkyung Lee The Associated Press
New prostitution law could force sex workers off the Internet

(Jul 16 2014) Among the many unanswered questions in the federal government's controversial sex worker legislation, Bill C-36, critics wonder: Will it be a criminal act to let a sex worker have an online or social media presence or representation of themselves?

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Emma M. Woolley
Exercising on the plane to relieve the strain

(Jul 18 2014) One of the joys of my life is an exercise class I take twice a week, at which people my age (the elderly) engage in rhythmic stretching, light weight-lifting, balancing, leg-strengthening and aerobics.

Source: www.thestar.com - Arthur Frommer 
Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level deal

(Jul 21 2014) MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year entry-level contract.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - The Canadian Press
Ryan Cochrane poised to lead Canada in the pool at Commonwealth Games

(Jul 21 2014) Ryan Cochrane says spending time in the classroom has helped him better understand what he should be doing in the pool. Applying those lessons in competition has been another matter entirely.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press
Sebastien Bourdais, Mike Conway Honda Indy Toronto winners

(Jul 20 2014) There was more rain, more caution flags, more red flags and more confusion, but in the end the Honda Indy Toronto races were completed Sunday with winners declared and the hometown hero once again disappointed.

Source: www.thestar.com - Norris McDonald Wheels Editor
Canadian men's basketball team set for European test

(Jul 21 2014) After failing to qualify for this summer's FIBA World Cup, the Canadian men's basketball team is preparing for a run at the 2016 Olympics.

Source: www.thestar.com - Dhiren Mahiban The Canadian Press
For kayaker Connor Taras, coming out was the ultimate victory

(Jul 22 2014) You probably don't know Connor Taras, and in that, you are not alone. In a way, until two or three years ago, this would mean you had something in common with almost everyone in Connor Taras's life.

Source: www.thestar.com - Bruce Arthur 
Steve Nash says Canadians plenty tough, eager on basketball court

(Jul 22 2014) Steve Nash had a good chuckle at ESPN personality Jason Whitlock's suggestion that Canadians in the NBA are not as motivated to succeed as their American counterparts.

Source: www.thestar.com - Dhiren Mahiban The Canadian Press
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen giving up control of team as he battles Alzheimer's disease

(Jul 23 2014) DENVER — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - The Associated Press
How Derek Jeter helped baseball get its groove back

(Jul 20 2014) NEW YORK — Like a runner leading off first base with a notion of stealing second, Derek Jeter leaned his right shoulder in the direction of the players' private area of the New York Yankees' clubhouse.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Harvey Araton The New York Times News Service
On The Up And Up

Go outside, find a long, gradual hill and do this 15-minute workout to blast fat and shape up your lower half.

Source: www.oxygenmarg.com -  
Motivational Thought

You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.

Source:  Dalai Lama

Have a great week!


Dawn Langfield