Reverb is auctioning guitars signed by some great artists.Reverb provides comprehensive, custom greening programs for music tours while conducting grassroots outreach and education with fans around the globe.Among the guitars going under the hammer are a Martin Sustainable Series Acoustic signed by Willie Nelson, a Bedell Earthsong Acoustic signed by the Dave Matthews Band, a First Act Acoustic signed by Ben Harper, a Taylor Acoustic signed by the Barenaked Ladies, and a Alvarez Acoustic signed by the String Cheese Incident.To find out more about these auctions, click here.
Bringing her signature sense of optimism, generosity and glamour to the table, Kate Hudson will join Michael Kors and Watch Hunger Stop to help build a world with zero hunger by raising awareness and funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).Kicking off in October 2015, the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress’ first philanthropic role for Michael Kors will be helping to launch two limited-edition styles of the Bradshaw watch as part of this year’s Watch Hunger Stop campaign. Every sale of one of these special styles, named the Bradshaw 100, will enable 100 children in need to receive a nutritious meal through WFP’s School Meals program. The watches will be available exclusively in Michael Kors stores worldwide and on michaelkors.com in the U.S.For every sale of a watch from the Watch Hunger Stop Collection, Michael Kors will donate US $25 to WFP.“I’m proud to join Michael Kors in this global effort to end hunger,” says Kate Hudson. “As a mother, I can’t think of anything more important than raising a healthy and educated generation of children, and WFP’s School Meals Program is committed to exactly that. This is a cause that I’m eager to be a part of because I believe we can all make a real and significant difference.”And, the feeling is mutual. “I am so excited to have Kate Hudson join me in the fight to ensure that no child anywhere in the world goes to bed hungry,” says Michael Kors. “Not only does she have a unique star quality but she also brings an incredible amount of generosity and a can-do attitude to a cause that is extremely important to me personally. I’m grateful to work alongside her and WFP to make a real change.”Since launching in 2013, the Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop campaign has already helped WFP deliver over 10 million meals to children in need.Source:Watch Hunger Stop
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for fashion and quality in a sustainable way, celebrates their ongoing partnership with Global Citizen.2015 Global Citizen Festival Shirt designed by Ed SheeranCredit/Copyright: Greg MarinoBeginning September 3rd, H&M and Global Citizen team up to launch an exclusive t-shirt designed by artists Coldplay and Ed Sheeran in support of the movement to end inequality, ensure environmental stability and to end extreme poverty by 2030.2015 Global Citizen Festival Shirt designed by Chris Martin of ColdplayCredit/Copyright: Greg Marino“I’m really excited to be a part of this exclusive line with H&M and Global Citizen to unite global citizens and get us a step closer to ending extreme poverty!” said Ed Sheeran.This year H&M is making it simple for customers to earn free tickets to the Festival by taking action to gain their admission with the purchase of the t-shirts and recycling garments in store. The exclusive Global Citizen Festival t-shirts, which are made completely of sustainable materials, will go on sale for $9.95 at all H&M locations nationwide with 25% of sales donated to Global Citizen.To mark the partnership, H&M also urges its customers to close the loop in fashion, by donating gently used clothing to be recycled at any H&M location from August 26th to September 17th. Through this initiative, fashionistas and global citizens alike can earn action points to win Festival tickets and join H&M in the journey toward global environmental stability by securing a more sustainable fashion future.Global Citizen, an organization with the goal of creating a lasting movement to extreme poverty by 2030, has for the second consecutive year partnered with H&M, to host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. This free-ticketed event takes place on New York City’s Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, September 26th featuring Pearl Jam and Beyoncé along with Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. This year, the Festival will channel millions of global citizens lending their voices to shape the United Nation’s new Global Goals, the road map to how the world can end inequality, ensure environmental stability, and end extreme poverty by 2030. For more information, visit globalcitizen.org.
Sixteen celebrities from the world of sport, music, dance, design, art, stage and TV have come together to support the TigerTime campaign’s 2016 Stars & Stripes celebrity art auction.Sporty Spice, Melanie Chisholm, who visited India to see her first wild tigers with TigerTime last year, has joined the supporting artists along with Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse and Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer, Elizabeth Emanuel.“Although there are some seriously lovely works among the auction items this annual event is more about raising awareness and funds to protect wild tigers. We’re hugely grateful to everyone who gives their time so generously and to those who bid,” says TigerTime manager, Vicky Flynn.Proceeds from previous auctions has helped fund critical tiger conservation, education, community outreach and anti-poaching work in India, Russia and Thailand.All the works will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 from Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July. Bids can be made at the gallery or online – bidding closes at 4pm (GMT) on Monday 4 July. Bids can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Participating this year are: Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Ayden Callaghan, Brian Blessed OBE, Chris Marsh (actor), Elizabeth Emanuel, Emily Lamb (artist), Emre Erturk (NY based fashion designer), Francis Rossi, Joanna Lumley OBE, Jody Craddock (ex Wolves FC turned artist), Lynn Shepherd (author) Melanie Chisholm, Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing), Peter Egan, Richard Symonds (artist) and Sarah Jane HoneywellYou can view the full catalogue and find out more here
Woman’s Day Editor in Chief Susan Spencer and Publisher and CRO Kassie Means will host the 15th annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards.Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Blondie will headline with a special musical performance.Other expected guests include: Jennifer Ashton, Natalie Azar, Laura Benanti, Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush, Carla Hall, Tamron Hall, Dorinda Medley, Sofia Resing, Elisabeth Rohm, Sif Saga, Alicia Quarles, and more.The Red Dress Awards is a night of awards and performances honoring those who have made significant contributions to Heart Health Awareness. This year’s honorees include: Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Chief medical correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America and American Heart Association volunteer; Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush, Top Chef head judge, food policy activist; filmmaker, social justice activist; Karen Springer, President of health care operations for Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S.; Fitbit, the leading wearables brand helps Americans get moving and Icilma V. Fergus, M.D., F.A.C.C., Associate professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular disparities, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.The Awards will feature additional performances from Broadway Inspirational Voices and Gentri. Woman’s Day is proud to partner with lead sponsor CocoaVia and sponsors For Your Sweetheart, The Quaker Oats Company, Novartis, Rosa Regale Red Sparkling Wine, Lands’ End and Lenox Tableware & Gifts for this year’s event.Participants of the fifth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge will attend alongside their mentor, TODAY Show nutritionist and Woman’s Day columnist Joy Bauer and experts from the Mayo Clinic. Over the course of eight months, Woman’s Day, Bauer and the Mayo Clinic have provided nutrition counseling and guidance to five women who have collectively lost more than 213 pounds and have achieved impressive heart health milestones. Neiman Marcus Last Call will provide dresses for the women to help celebrate their transformations.Follow the event with #RedDressAwardsWHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2018WHERE: 10 Columbus Circle (corner of 60th and Broadway) Appel Room
Drake received International Achievement AwardBuffy Sainte-Marie honoured with Allan Waters Humanitarian AwardOttawa, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today handed out 34 JUNOS and three special awards during a spectacular gathering of the Canadian music industry at the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN in Ottawa.Attended by over 1,500 guests, the event, hosted by cbc radio one q’s Tom Power at the Shaw Centre, recognized the industry’s top talent and Canada’s music milestones from the past year.FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2017 JUNO GALA DINNER & AWARDS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS.CAThe JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN kicks off the awards weekend, which caps the week-long JUNO celebrations in the nation’s capital. A signature event of Ottawa 2017, the week will end on a high note on Sunday April 2, when the nationally televised broadcast of the 2017 JUNO Awards reveals the remaining seven awards for this year’s JUNOS.In recognition of his tremendous success on what was to be his farewell record, Leonard Cohen was awarded Artist of the Year sponsored by TD. His son Adam Cohen, also producer of You Want It Darker, offered a heartfelt message while receiving the award for his late father. A tribute to the Canadian icon is scheduled for the Sunday awards broadcast with a moving rendition of one of Cohen’s classic songs performed by Feist.The evening was a big night for rock legends Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip, winning Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year, respectively. Downie’s solo project, Secret Path, also took home Recording Package of the Year.The industry also recognized the immense talent from Canada’s emerging artists, with first time nominees taking the stage for 15 of the 34 awards handed out: Bit Funk, Bria Skonberg, Jason Dufour, Jazz Cartier, Johnathan Shedletzky/Isis Essery/Jeff Lemire, Jordan Nobles, Kaytranada, Laurence Nerbonne, Mandroid Echostar, Okavango African Orchestra, Quantum Tangle, The East Pointers, The Dirty Nil, The Fretless, and William Prince, all took home their first JUNO statuettes.Additional highlights of the evening include the presentation of three special awards: The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, presented by Kiefer Sutherland to Bell Media President and music industry veteran Randy Lennox. The International Achievement Award, given to Drake in recognition of his exemplary year for the success of his 2016 album, Views. Past recipients of this award include Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Céline Dion, Shania Twain and Sarah McLachlan. Lastly, the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, handed out by Bruce Cockburn to Buffy Sainte-Marie for her lifelong work to protect and enrich indigenous culture.The 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air live on Sunday, April 2, from the Canadian Tire Centre at 6:30 p. ET. Viewers can also get exclusive access to the pre-show red carpet and backstage interviews on www.junotv.ca starting 4:30 p.m. ET.Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.Web Links:Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.caJUNO TV website: www.junotv.caCTV website: www.ctv.caJUNO AwardsTwitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOS.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca Canadian music industry gather for a spectacular night of celebration and camaraderie Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip receive Academy nods for evening’s top awards15 first time nominees took home their first JUNOSBell Media President, Randy Lennox, presented with Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement
Advertisement There is no such thing as a free lunch — unless you’re a big star like Liam Neeson.Big Star Sandwich lured in the Hollywood actor Tuesday with an offer of free food.The New Westminster eatery knew Neeson was in town filming a movie so they put out a little bait — a sandwich board that said “Liam Neeson Eats Here For Free.” Neeson is in B.C. filming Hard Powder, a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, in which he stars as a beloved snowplow driver in a Colorado town who seeks revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.Parts of Hard Powder were to be filmed in Banff, but Parks Canada turned the movie down after it learned the film’s plot included an aboriginal gang leader.The actor cast in the role, Order of Canada member Tom Jackson, says the storyline wasn’t disrespectful at all to aboriginals.Producers ended up moving part of the production to Fernie and Cranbrook instead.On Tuesday, Neeson and crew were filming a scene on Columbia Street in New Westminster..— With Canadian Press Filessbrown@postmedia.comtwitter.com/Browniescott Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Who could resist that offer? Not Liam Neeson.The 64-year-old star of the Taken movies brought his “very particular set of skills” and some of his film crew to Big Star, where he posed for pictures with staff. Twitter
After dropping Jonah off at home, Mr. Tuttle exchanged goodnight texts with him – and that was the last anyone would ever hear from the young performer.It was only on Tuesday, the day after dark day, that anyone grew seriously concerned about unanswered texts to Jonah’s phone. Members of the Shaw ensemble started trying to contact the actor after he uncharacteristically missed a rehearsal that afternoon. Then, he didn’t show up for the call for his evening performance of the musical on the main stage at the festival: Me and My Girl.Later that evening, Mr. Tuttle was home with his family when his boss reached him to tell him that his partner had been found. “She had to tell me three times what had happened, because I didn’t believe her. I didn’t want it to be true.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Actors don’t get weekends. Instead, theatre companies tend to have one day a week when no performances are scheduled, traditionally called the “dark day.”At the Shaw Festival, the eclectic repertory theatre company now in its 56th season in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Monday is dark day – and it was on just such a Monday this summer that something dark took a popular, outgoing 22-year-old actor named Jonah McIntosh.The previous day, Sunday, July 9, Jonah and his partner, Marcus Tuttle, social-media manager at the Shaw, had taken advantage of rare, overlapping time off to go on a hike around the Niagara Escarpment. Then, they saw the new Spider-Man movie – which Jonah, a Marvel fan, pronounced his favourite version to date – had dinner and drove home listening to songs from the Broadway musical Hamilton, singing and dancing along in their seats. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement
Facebook Putting together a comprehensive photo survey of Toronto’s lost movie theatres would be a rather laborious task given how many have come and gone over the years, but even a brief look back reveals a city with a rich cinematic history that has partially faded over the years.A number of the buildings that housed movie theatres in Toronto are still standing, but even those that have been well preserved — like the Eglinton, for instance — don’t captivate the imagination as they once did. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
“In addition, I would like to thank Niv Fichman, of Rhombus Media, Matt Johnson and Matt Miller for their insight and generosity in helping redesign this program last year – an important legacy that will benefit emerging creators for years to come. Together we discover the next generation of storytellers from across Canada and help ignite their careers.”The Talent Fund, a private donation fund, has continued its support of the programme this year with contributions from principal partners Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, as well as corporate and individual donors.Projects were submitted through Talent To Watch’s designated partners, who selected promising projects and pushed them through to Telefilm Canada’s decision jury. The designated partners included York University, Bosa Centre for Film & Animation Capilano University, The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, and Creative Women Workshops Association.There were 20 projects selected from Ontario, 11 selected from Quebec, five from British Columbia, three from Nova Scotia, two from Manitoba, and one each from Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Yukon.Titles from Ontario include Sanja Zivkovic’s Easy Land, Heyishi Zhang’s Gay Mean Girls, and Martin Edralin’s Islands, while titles from Quebec include Mark Morgenstern’s Moment One, Amelia Moses’ Bleed With Me, and Nicolas Levesque’s Les Libres. Projects from British Columbia include Arnold Lim’s All-In Madonna, Denver Jackson’s Esluna: The World Beyond, and Benjamin Musgrave’s Q.The selected titles from Manitoba are Jordan Molaro’s Billy and Madison Thomas’ Ruthless Souls, and the selected project from Alberta is Ted Stenson’s Events Transpiring Before, During, and After A High School Basketball Game. New Brunswick’s project is Jillian Acreman’s Queen Of The Andes; Newfoundland & Labrador’s project is Ruth Lawrence’s Little Orphans; and Yukon’s is Kelly Milner’s Thin Ice. Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund have announced 45 feature and narrative web projects selected for the new Talent To Watch programme.The initiative, formerly known as the Micro-Budget Production Programme, has accepted 45 English- and French-language submissions from across Canada, including 38 feature films and seven narrative web projects.“We were able to increase our support from 15 to 45 projects this year because of the extraordinary contribution of the film schools, coops, and festivals our program designated partners,” said Jean-Claude Mahe, acting executive director of Telefilm Canada. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Members of Talent to Watch pose for a group photo. The artists hail from across the country. – Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail Login/Register With: Twitter
Susanna Fournier inside Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where The Scavenger’s Daughter, the second part of her Empire Trilogy, is being staged. (ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement In 2010, Susanna Fournier had a crisis of faith in the theatre, feeling frustrated by the limited opportunities she was seeing as an actor and playwright, so she spent the year writing three plays she considered unstageable in Toronto: weird, visually demanding, big casts, two acts, highly political and conceptually ambitious.Six years later she was having another crisis of faith, with a collection of unproduced plays and an injury limiting her movement, so she spent a sleepless week creating an application for the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter grant to celebrate Canada 150, as a last-ditch effort.On the day of the submission deadline, she moved to Berlin for five months with her collaborator ted witzel (who co-wrote the application with her and Leora Morris). Three weeks after she returned to Toronto, both crises were resolved in a letter granting her $108,000 to produce her “unstageable” Empire Trilogy. And in that moment, Fournier went from an underemployed artist to a Renaissance woman: to pull this off, she would need to become a playwright, an actor, a director, a producer, a fundraiser, a financial manager, an artistic director, a curator and more LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Thus began the “steepest learning curve of my life,” she says.“My reaction was a mixture of terror and numbness. So much of my artistic perseverance has come from getting told no. And now I was being told yes,” says the 34-year-old writer in Little Italy’s Café Diplomatico, across the street from the restaurant she served at in 2010 when she began writing the Empire Trilogy. Login/Register With:
APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Greenpeace is using Aboriginal people for the organization’s own aims in its fight against the tar sands, according to Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau.Brazeau, an Aboriginal Senator, said that he found Greenpeace’s use of Aboriginal people in its campaigns “problematic.”Several prominent Aboriginal leaders participated in a protest this week in Ottawa against the tar sands. Greenpeace was one of the organizers of the event, along with the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Council of Canadians.About 117 people were arrested Monday during the protest which saw at least 400 people turn out to chant and wave signs condemning the expansion of the tar sands.“What is really problematic is when you have organizations like Greenpeace…who use Aboriginal leaders and communities to basically ask them to support their message,” said Brazeau, during APTN National News’ weekly political panel. “For organizations like that to use Aboriginal people when it is creating jobs and when it’s good for the economy and good for the country, I find it very hypocritical.”Brazeau said the tar sands employed about 1,600 Aboriginal people, making it the largest employer of Aboriginal people in the country.Brazeau also said some of the companies working in the tar sands were Aboriginal owned and managed.“Those are the hard, cold facts,” said Brazeau.NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Linda Duncan said Brazeau was forgetting that the Dene, Mikisew Cree, Fort McKay First Nation and the Athabasca Chipewyan were at the front and centre of opposition to the tar sand’s expansion.“They are the very people who have been intervening in hearing after hearing on the expansion or further development of the oil sands,” said Duncan. “They are the ones front and centre who are calling for a slow-down of this industry because the only source of income they are being given…is to work in the very industry that is destroying their health and their environment.”
APTN National NewsTwo weeks ago in the Liard First Nation in the Yukon laid off 40 staff members.The reason, they say, they’re broke.The lay offs come just weeks after a newly elected council has taken over the troubled First Nation.But the former chief says he left office with money in the bank.APTN’s Shirley Mclean has more.
APTN National NewsNunavut RCMP made their annual report to Iqaluit city council last night, and their answer to a question about responce times has raised some questions in Nunavut’s capital city.That question: How many times do you need to call dispatch to get an officer to respond? The answer is that it is sometimes not just once.APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports from Iqaluit.
Tom Fennario APTN National NewsThe world’s largest annual meeting of activists is underway on Mohawk Territory.On Tuesday, thousands were welcomed to the Indigenous island also known as Montreal, with a traditional Mohawk thanksgiving address.Indigenous participation in the world social forum isn’t merely email@example.comFollow @tfennario
APTN National NewsOttawa police are looking for an Inuk woman and her five-week-old son. The two have been missing since Friday and police say her family is concerned for their well-being.Madeline Atagootak, 20, and her son Elijah were reported missing Friday evening. She was last seen in the area of Somerset Street East around noon.Atagootak is described as 5’2″ (157 cm), 115lbs (52 kg) with brown hair past her shoulders. There was no clothing description available.If you know where Madeline and Elijah currently are, please immediately contact Ottawa police dispatch at 613-230-6211.If you have information that could assist investigators, but do not know where he is currently, please contact the Missing Persons Unit 613-236-1222, ext. 2355 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, daily.Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.
Delaney Windigo APTN National NewsAlanis Obomsawin’s latest documentary is scheduled to premier Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.It focuses on the human rights complaint against the federal government and the underfunding of on-reserve child welfare services.
Brittany Hobson APTN National News Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says child welfare needs to be reformed to better serve First Nations.Carolyn Bennett is in Winnipeg to announce funding for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to study how Child and Family Services can be overhauled.Bennett says the $550,000 will help First Nations consult with elders, social workers and youth to figure out how to better address their needs.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says putting more money into child welfare doesn’t make sense until the system stops rewarding the apprehension of kids.He says agencies should focus more on supporting families and keeping them together.Manitoba has more than 10,000 children in care and apprehends an average of one newborn baby a firstname.lastname@example.org— with files from the Canadian Press