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Dalai Lama releasing album on his 85th birthday?

What if I told you that Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was dropping an album on his birthday next month? My initial reaction was “Fake news,” but then I thought what if it’s true?

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Live stream a benefit to support the legendary Apollo Theater tonight

Before Star Search, American Idol, The Voice, The Masked Singer, Eurovision Song Contest, Rhythm + Flow and other top talent competitions, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo. 

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In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop


Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since 

Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.

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Gifted 12-year-old sings emotional song about life for young black men in America

The lyrics of a song in a video posted on Instagram echoes the voices of generations of young Black men. Find out who the kid is, who wrote the song and the meaning it holds for millions of people.

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Marvel test-runs content on SiriusXM and Pandora

Before Marvel signed their podcast agreement with SiriusXM and Pandora to create new content for extended play across their services, they did a limited run of their programming on the two networks.

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Zucchero and Bono sing emotional rendition of ‘Canta La Vita’ at Rome’s Colosseum in honour of 50th Earth Day

Zucchero and Bono singing 'Canta La Vita' in front of Rome's Colosseum
Zucchero and Bono singing ‘Canta La Vita’ at illuminated Colosseum in Rome. Photo courtesy of Earth Day Network

Musicians Zucchero and Bono perform together in front of the illuminated Colosseum in Rome and His Holiness Pope Francis sent a message of hope for the planet to the global community today in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020. | article | music video

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancels festival to minimize impact of the global health crisis

The annual festival that attracts millions of people to frolic in the streets of Toronto in celebration of Caribbean arts and culture and a highlight of the summer; featuring elaborate costumes, Caribbean music, and food in the Grand Parade by the shores of Lake Ontario, has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Montreal dancer creates unique vocabulary using symbolic gestures based on the alphabet

A dancer stands in the middle of the stage, folds one forearm over the other and lifts and lowers her elbows in a sultry wave, forming the ebb and flow of the letter “S”. A chilling voice sweeps over the stage in a whisper, dissipating like ashes on the wind: “Suzanne.” Her arms extend above her head, a zig-zag for a “Z,” hands clasp together to form the letter “A”. I strain to decipher each letter making up the words but the movements variate with each one. 

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