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.

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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The real Santa Claus launches online competition for children to win a live video call from Lapland

It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.

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‘You’re joshing me,’ student reacts to winning scholarship in surprise video call

Trent University student wins scholarship to study law.

I haven’t heard that phrase in decades but that’s what this student said in a surprise Zoom video call when she learned that she won a scholarship. Staff told her they had some follow-up questions to ask her as part of the application process as they were continuing to review the applications from students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. Instead, they were actually planning to tell her that she was this year’s winner.

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Press release falsely claims Black celebrities are endorsing Trump

This story will make you second-guess some of the reports you’ve heard recently about celebrities who endorse Donald Trump in the current election campaign against Joe Biden.

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Connery as ‘Bond, James Bond’

Actor Sean Connery was cast in the lead role in a spy movie based on a book from the Ian Fleming series of novels. Connery’s name would become synonymous with the character James Bond the moment the British Secret Service agent spoke three memorable words for the very first time on screen.

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Sports releases music video for new single ‘Baby Baby’

Their music gives off a vibe of being listened to in the 23rd century while being played on electronic devices and instruments in the mid-20th century. Notes are bent, sounds are warped, voices are soft, the volume goes up and down, the speed of the music changes, crackle and grit get in the way of the smoothness of their sound and gives it a vintage vinyl feel.

Sports releases new music video for 'Baby Baby' single
Sports releases new music video for ‘Baby Baby’ single
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Who would rob the Conan show?

Conan O’Brien is so down-to-earth it’s hard to image anyone wanting to take his stuff. But Team Coco came to the set of Conan the other morning to find that several pieces of equipment they use to make the show had gone missing.

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‘Our America: Living While Black,’ the multi-platform docuseries

The weeklong docuseries and hour-long special that tell the stories of Black families across America airs on ABC Owned Television Stations’ local newscasts and is available via streaming across its 32 connected TV apps – Links in story. View trailer and Policing short video.

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Justin Trudeau’s life in comic strips

Superheroes aren’t the only ones who get to have comic books, prime ministers do too.

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