Beauty expert outlines new post-pandemic normal for salons and spas

Salons and spas need to know what to do to prepare to open their doors after lockdown. An industry expert is suggesting significant changes in the workplace and a “new normal” for the beauty industry, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. | article | video

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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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All-female legal team launches class action against Toronto plastic surgeon 'Dr. 6ix'

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. 

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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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Hito Steyerl shapes a future out of free plots instead of free ports

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.

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Atwood film gives us a glimpse of the ‘Handmaid’ author’s monumental life

Directors Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont spend two years jetting around the world trying to keep pace with the award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, to capture memorable moments of her monumental life for their documentary feature film Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power.

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Marvel boldly enters into sweeping podcast deal with SiriusXM and Pandora

Marvel Entertainment is creating new digital audio content exclusively for SiriusXM and Pandora streaming platforms and services. The new creative collaboration with Marvel will provide subscribers, listeners and fans of the comic book franchise with never-before-seen breadth and depth of content in the world of podcasts.

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Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz

Cloth that Change the World

New book explores the story of India’s richly coloured textiles, ahead of the ROM’s original exhibition of costumes and pieces hidden away for over 50 years.

Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz is a collection of essays about the influence that printed and painted cotton cloth has had on the world, from its origins 5,000 years ago to its current place in fashion and home decor.

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Moulin Rouge auditions dancers in Canada

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.

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