All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, and was an original founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), now called Vice Magazine. She is the former English editor and advertising executive for Images Interculturelles magazine, an award-winning bilingual (French-English) ethnocultural publication. She has an English/Sociology degree from the University of Toronto and studied Journalism at Humber College. When she's not writing or editing articles for CoreMagazines.com, she creates and executes communications plans and public affairs strategies for the health care and education sectors. Cherryl loves music, travel and all things cultural.

Natural hair and skincare tips from a metal queen

Lzzy Hale’s “Dirty Work” D.I.Y. Recipes Straight from Her Diary

Hale’s “Lady Evil” insignia on her diary, The Diary of Lzzy Hale, seems ominous and even downright scary until you open its pages. Well, Lady Evil gives some great natural skin and haircare tips.

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When you’re in it

Sometimes we forget what it’s like to be in it when we’ve gone through it. And sometimes when we’re in it we feel like we will never make it through.

When Halestorm released the 10th anniversary edition of their debut album last year, the band’s gale-force lead singer Lzzy Hale made an entry into her diary. She said it felt like she’s lived several lifetimes since the debut. She wrote about the hard times they went through together as a band. They were able to make it through those tough times. So I thought I would scrape up her words and share some of them with you here. If you’re a musician, there may be some inspiration in it for you. 

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Richard Branson launches into space onboard history-making Virgin Galactic Flight

Richard Branson is still expected to go to space on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight today, although the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes due to overnight weather.

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Big Dream art project to send 100,000 dreams around the world and into space

The Big Dream art project is the ultimate example of dreaming big. The project will consist of crowdsourced dreams encapsulated into one giant work of art to be projected at landmarks around the globe on a symbolic day of peace and sent into outer space with an astronaut. This has to be the largest group show in history and will likely be the largest number of people collaborating on a work of art.

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The time my friend’s dad loaned me fifty dollars

In my younger years I always kept my eyes open for opportunities that would help me grow in my career and my personal life and expand my world view. But I didn’t always have the resources to go after the things that would help me advance professionally or move me up the social ladder.

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Opportunities for young people through new Nordic–Canadian Journalism Fellowship

Harbourfront Centre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary arts and culture institutions, is offering a unique opportunity to emerging journalists through the Nordic–Canadian Fellowship in Environmental Journalism program as part of a larger year-long diverse cultural initiative rolling out across the country in 2022 called Nordic Bridges.

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Cameroonian designer dresses Viola Davis for the Golden Globes

Award-winning actress Viola Davis, queen of drama on screens big and small, walked the red carpet at the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28 wearing a custom-designed African print gown made by a Los Angeles-based Cameroonian designer. 

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Alex Trebek created his own set list for final wish performance

American folk music legend Don McLean decided on a list of songs that he was going to perform at the annual Jeopardy! staff Christmas party, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the musician at the request of the late Alex Trebek. The longtime Jeopardy host knew he didn’t have much time left as his cancer was terminal. Seeing McLean perform live was one of his final wishes.

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‘American Pie’ singer helped fulfill Alex Trebek’s final wish

Before he passed away from pancreatic cancer last month Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek asked music legend Don McLean for one last favour, to which McLean was more than happy to agree.

Don McLean holds up the song list beside Alex Trebek and woman
Don McLean, Alex Trebek at Jeopardy! party in LA, 2019. Photo: Jeremy Westby/2911 Media
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