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Celebrating 55 years of carnival in Toronto

After two years of cancellations and lockdowns of North America’s largest Caribbean festival, Toronto Caribbean Carnival is back On de Road Again celebrating the gift of culture given to Canada by the Caribbean community during the country’s centennial celebration in 1967. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Whine it up! — and giving …

A man and a woman, "the faces of this year's festival," wearing colourful headdresses jewellery and very little clothing
Celena Seusahai and Cleon Wong. Photo: C. Bird
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Kerry Washington is starting little fires everywhere

If fires were projects. The Scandal and Little Fires Everywhere star Kerry Washington has been busy working on multiple acting projects while also wrapping up two podcast series and hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Cafe 23 has a backroom, a backyard and an enchanting rooftop patio

Café 23 is an unassuming little coffee bar from the outside. Upon entering for the first time, it may take a few minutes for you to realize that you’re someplace quite unique. There’s a garden patio out back and a rooftop patio on the second floor. The backroom is a beautiful book nook hideaway and the entire place is like a maze. Explore this coffee shop with me and find out about the magical tree in the backyard.

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On the Fleurs de Villes FEMMES flower trail in Yorkville

I went on a 90-minute walk on the flower festival trail through Yorkville with the co-founders of Fleurs de Villes and got close-up to the best local floral designers and their creations. | article | video |

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Life-size flower arrangement artwork shaped like Betty White

The Betty White Mannequin is a full-size flower art installation piece in tribute to the late actress and her love of dogs. | Video |

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s new title is Block Head

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey certainly has a sense of humour and he just made it possible for others to laugh along with him. This joke gets an A+ for the extra effort, planning and execution. But, could this be a form of self-punishment instead of just self-deprecation?

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Viva Las Vegas promoter to get honours at classic car show 

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend written the side fin of a vintage car, black and white
VLV car. Photo: Julie Bergonz

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will present the Key to the City to Viva Las Vegas promoter Tom Ingram for his achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry at the Viva Las Vegas (VLV) Car Show in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday.

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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

It started with 1,500 people who were mostly strangers, now each year 20,000 of them come together as a community in Las Vegas, Nevada, to hand jive, lindy hop, twist and stroll, dress in decades old vintage fashion, sit poolside at the tiki bar in pin-up style bathing suits à la Jane Russell, Bettie Paige, Eartha Kitt or Jayne Mansfield.

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Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years for Chris Rock slap

The Academy has decided on Will Smith’s fate for the slap heard around the world on the live television broadcast of the Oscars less than two weeks ago on March 27. They announced their decision today in an open letter addressed to the Academy family.

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Massive movie props and wardrobe sale

I have an inside lead on a designer vintage clear-out sale from stage and film sets. Ballet dancers and studios, get en pointe for this one. They have thousands of dollars worth of dance shoes. This also goes perfectly with the two themes I have lined up for the magazine for this month – vintage and movies.

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