I'm not sure how many Canadians have been paying attention to the 2020 federal election debates south of the border. For me it's become somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Yes, I am interested in how they are going to address each topic of the debate and whether or not they will respect the moderator. Those aspects of the debate are not as important to me as what happens after the debates.
I have become overly focused on what happens as the spouses approach the candidates once the debate is officially over. Who could possibly be a better endorsement of a presidential candidate than a spouse?
After tonight's debate I observed the current First Lady approaching her husband rather stiffly, then positioning herself beside him as if she were a robot or a prop. It almost makes me wonder if it was rehearsed. It seems to be designed as something she is supposed to do. Not something she actually wants to do.
Certainly, any hand holding would have had to have been pre-negotiated. How many times have we seen her publicly slap his hand away? There is no warmth .... no truth ... to their relationship. They just seem to be performing some scripted role.
Then, there's how the future First Lady approached her husband. Full on. Arms open. She is still very much in love with her husband. There is no hesitation in her expressions of affection toward her husband. There is no pretense.
If we were to base the outcome of the upcoming election on the body language of the spouses - (They know the candidate better than anyone else!) - I'd say that the wives that took to that stage tonight made it abundantly clear who should be the next President of the United States. They left no question as to who is the better man. #Biden2020
The death of George Floyd ignited a reckoning across every facet of our society. In media, conversations about anti-Black racism have given weight and prominence to stagnant discussions about newsroom culture and composition—and the biases found in coverage of Black, Indigenous and people of colour. Is this the year meaningful change will finally happen?
Join Nana aba Duncan, host of CBC Radio One’s Podcast Playlist and Ontario’s weekend morning show Fresh Air; Karen K. Ho, a global finance and economics reporter for New York-based Quartz, a digital business news publication, and Angela Sterritt, a journalist with CBC Vancouver and member of the Gitxsan Nation, in conversation with moderator Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.
Join us for this free virtual event.
Thursday, September 24
1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Only your name and email are required.
Understanding your rights including how to legally protect yourself (whether it be as an artist, employee, songwriter ... ) in the music industry can be a complex and confusing endeavor. In this workshop they will run through a checklist of the top 5 legal do’s and dont’s. They will also cover topics like: how to pick the right lawyer, when to get something in writing, tips for negotiation, and more.
Then they will open up for a lengthy Q&A where you can get feedback on your most pressing legal questions.
Danielle S. Price - SVP, Business & Legal Affairs at 10K Projects
John Vlautin - CEO & Founder at SpinLab Communications
TUES SEPT 22
12:00 PM EST
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Indie Week is a yearly international music festival and conference, bringing together independent artists and top tier professionals in the music industry to educate, network, and create business opportunities. Taking place virtually for the first time ever, Indie Week focuses on cross-continental connections, music industry education, as well as one-on-one B2B opportunities. With COVID-19 rapidly developing and affecting the live events industry,
Indie Week is committed to connecting leading forces within the industry with independent artists.
More info will be launched on our website so stay tuned.
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JUNO Award Nominated Artists Silverstein & The Trews To Take The Stage
Toronto, ON – Today, Soundbox Productions and Skware Eyes Collaborative are excited to launch a new drive in series – Live At The Drive-In in Ancaster, ON., the biggest of its kind in Canada. The Ancaster Fairgrounds and the Live At The Drive In concert series will play host to a number of events throughout the fall of 2020, including the recently announced concert with Southern Ontario hard rock band and JUNO Award nominated, Silverstein on Friday, September 25 and JUNO Award nominated, chart toppers The Trews on Saturday, October 3.
In this unprecedented time, Live At The Drive-In is thrilled to be bringing live music, and other special events to Ontario. Touted as Canada’s largest Drive-In Concert Experience, the grounds are without question the largest space for an outdoor show in Canada so far. The ability to host hundreds of cars, while maintaining adequate social distancing makes the grounds are perfectly set up for these shows.
Additional line up announcements in the coming days at www.atthedrivein.ca .
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!
October 13-20, 2020
The Jim Beam National Talent Search will now take place virtually October 13 - 20, 2020, with 30-minute episodes spotlighting five bands from eight Canadian cities. Hosted by Josie Dye of INDIE88, each episode will focus on one city and feature interviews and performances from five talented local bands.
Visit INDIES.CA to vote for your favourite local artist - the Grand Prize winner will perform at the 2021 INDIE AWARDS in Toronto!
This multi media exhibit was one heck of a way to experience Van Gogh's work. Maybe my having an art history degree tainted my reaction. I found myself trying to learn something new that I didn't know about Van Gogh before. No such luck. Kind of like the Ontario education system during Covid 19. Like any good student, you can seek knowledge, but it doesn't mean you're going to find it.
I did however manage to come away with some stunning visuals. Both stills and video. With respect to the stills I just kept snapping away during the presentation. When it comes to the video please keep in mind that this is just one small section of one wall of a 360 degree multi media projection. I only posted an eight minute segment of an otherwise 32 minute extravaganza.
I would most definitely encourage you to experience the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit by yourself, or, with the art lover in your life.
My brother David, who is no longer with us, introduced me to Graffiti Alley decades ago. Every now and then I wander through to see what's new. A couple weeks ago I took a client down for a photoshoot and realized I needed to make a second trip. Today was the day.