“The soundtrack of Black America” is this year’s Urban One Honors theme. Ne-Yo named a couple of his songs that he thinks should be on that soundtrack and a few songs from other African American artists he thinks should definitely be there too.Continue reading Soundtrack of Black America songs, according to Ne-Yo
Four years after the song was released I found myself writing an out-of-this-world comment on the video for Zedd’s track Stay featuring singer Alessia Cara on YouTube and it got so wordy that I decided to turn it into a post for Core.Continue reading Breakdown of ‘Stay’ by Zedd, Alessia Cara
Did anyone call the Guinness Book of World Records on this one? Walk Off The Earth and Amazon Music are hosting a livestream performance from the top of the world record-breaking heights of one of the most recognized buildings in the world.Continue reading Walk Off The Earth’s depth defying show from atop the CN Tower
Rebecca King-Crews has appeared alongside her husband on red carpets and co-starred on The Family Crews reality television series. Crews has been in the background of her actor and former professional football playing husband Terry Crews for years, but what most people may not know is that Rebecca is a musician. Even fewer people know that Rebecca performs under another identity, which she purposefully kept a secret until now.Continue reading Rebecca Crews reveals her secret identity
Sometimes we forget what it’s like to be in it when we’ve gone through it. And sometimes when we’re in it we feel like we will never make it through.
When Halestorm released the 10th anniversary edition of their debut album last year, the band’s gale-force lead singer Lzzy Hale made an entry into her diary. She said it felt like she’s lived several lifetimes since the debut. She wrote about the hard times they went through together as a band. They were able to make it through those tough times. So I thought I would scrape up her words and share some of them with you here. If you’re a musician, there may be some inspiration in it for you.Continue reading When you’re in it
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.Continue reading ‘You’re joshing me,’ student reacts to winning scholarship in surprise video call
One of the city’s favourite events with exhibitions all over the city has adjusted its strategy in its 15th year and moved its art exhibitions and live performances online.Continue reading Nuit Blanche Toronto goes online
In celebration of freedom and diversity, Lamport Stadium will be alive with the sound of steelpan music as steelbands compete in the Pan Alive Competition to decide Ontario’s Champion Steelband on Aug. 3, 2018. Artistic director Rhoma Spencer tells us about her role in the festival as well as a new event on the Friday night leading up to the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, also known as, Caribana [article, video].
So this guy from LA sent me a bunch of photos of Ebie Wright, daughter of the late rapper Eazy-E who was a member of the straight-out-of-Compton, renegade hip-hop group N.W.A. Two days later he sent me another email saying that “the exclusive” was sold to a major entertainment news outlet.Continue reading Why I didn’t publish photos of Ebie in tribute to her dad, rapper Eazy-E
The coroner’s report said that singer Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose from multiple medications. His family posted a message to the public on the homepage of his website in hopes of sparking a healthy and necessary discussion on the use of opioids in pain management.