“And when I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother would hurt.”
In an impassioned speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former judge and city councillor, urged protesters to stop destroying property and the CNN building after hours of peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting on the streets of Atlanta on Friday night. She pleaded with agitators to stop burning down their community and to “go home,” because she couldn’t protect them.
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
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.
Three law firms just publicly announced that they have launched a class action against cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg, referred to as “doctor six” (self-styled as “Dr.6ix”) for taking and distributing images of patients without their permission.
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.
In Hito Steyerl: This is the Future, the first major solo exhibition in Canada for German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, she actively confronts viewers with her critique of the world. She localizes the global and makes the political personal. And she articulates her message so that it is too loud, too bright, and too exciting to ignore.
One of the most famous cabarets in the world is looking to expand its troupe of dancers. The Moulin Rouge holds auditions in three Canadian cities this month in hopes of finding classically trained performers who can also dazzle audiences with their mastery of the French Cancan.
Get a chance to meet Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, co-founders of the inclusive, body-positive, fashion brand Good American. The two are making an appearance in Toronto on Wednesday to launch their clothing line at The Bay.
Mesmerized by its pull and transfixed by its beauty, humanity has forever been fixated with travelling to the moon despite its remarkable distance from Earth. But for the next few months the moon will be within reach, closer than it’s ever been to our planet. [article, video]