Category Archives: Life & Culture

May 27

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festivalis proud to announce its programming for National Indigenous History Month for June 2022.  

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTHimagineNATIVE’s June ProgrammingFree films, audio works, and video games online!imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festivalis proud to announce its programming for National Indigenous History Month for June 2022. imagineNATIVE invites audiences to celebrate the brilliance of Indigenous storytelling through a series of weekly public programming presentations that are FREE, open to all audiences and available online.  […]

May 14

Intimate Evening with David Foster, A Night on Broadway@Hotel X-Sat., May 7th,2022

Photography By Edwin L.&Sally W.This very special evening featured performances by current and past Broadway leads from musicals we are all familiar with. Not only is David Foster a 16-time Grammy Award winner, he is gearing up to take on the Broadway stage with several projects including a new musical about the classic, animated character […]

May 09

HOT DOCS WRAPS 2022 FESTIVAL ETERNAL SPRING TAKING BOTH ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD AND HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD; TOP THREE CANADIAN FEATURES SHARE $50K PRIZE 

Hot Docs 2022 wrapped last night, bringing 225 films from 63 countries to audiences in Toronto cinemas and across Canada online. The 11-day hybrid festival featured 318 live screenings on nine screens at four venues across the city with 223 live filmmaker Q&As, and five special extended discussions with filmmakers and special guests as part of the […]

April 12

Save The Date – UCLA’s Open Mind Film Festival on 4/28

Thursday, April 28 at 5:00PM PTHosted by singer/songwriter Grace GaustadGenerously sponsored byThe Friars Charitable FoundationJoin us for short films on mental healthproduced by high school students anda conversation with Liz Laugeson, PhDDesired RealityWinston VerdultSt. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, CADressesNayan SarmaFlintridge Preparatory SchoolLa Canada Flintridge, CAEverything ChangesGrace RynersonViewpoint High SchoolWoodland Hills, CAI’m Right HereStella FifeGeffen AcademyLos […]

April 08

Open Mind Program Healing with Dr. Thomas Insel

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mindprogram with Thomas Insel, MD., author of the new critically acclaimed book, Healing – Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health. Dr. Thomas […]

March 23

TORONTO COMICON ANNOUNCES FUN FAMILY PROGRAMMING @Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building – March 18-20, 2022.

After two years, Toronto Comicon, presented by FAN EXPO Canada, was back with everything fans love including celebrity guests, comic creators, collectibles merchants, cosplay, and more! The annual pop culture convention celebrates comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and animation for three days of non-stop programming for fans of all ages including the always popular Family Zone. Fans […]

March 16

Open Mind Program Getting Thru. UCLA Friends of the Semel Institute

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom  https://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=4c4ea102-df63-4cc3-a4fa-c264f20ef528&envId=p-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q&bbeml=tp-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q.j7J12uAVTmkWmvrkC6wVbrw.r3seuJ0YfnkW775Q4Zwc44g.ldfVJ_TUlQE20Y2zzItUpPA Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mindprogram with Andrea Sonnenberg, producer and creator of the podcast Getting Thru: Stories of Resilience.   After the tragic loss of her son […]

March 14

FAME HOLIDAY Sheds Light on Mental Illness with New Single “What A Year”

Fame Holiday, the award-winning Mississauga based rapper releases his new single & video “What A Year” available Today on all platforms. “What A Year” comes on the heels of Holiday’s successful single, “Take Me Away.”  The talented rapper uses creative hooks and melodies unique to his hometown upbringing. Influenced by Chris Brown, 50 Cent & Big Sean, Holiday knows what he wants, and […]

March 12

Victoria Cassinova Debuts ‘Without Ornament’  at Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace Projects4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90016T: 310.558.3375  |  Tues. – Sat. Noon to 6PM – Masks are required during your visit –On view Until March 26thPRESS RELEASEPRESS KITINQUIRIESMORE INFOWithout Ornament, coming to Thinkspace this weekend, is, at its heart, a triumph. This show is a celebration, the culmination of hardships and […]

March 09

LUXURY EXPERIENCE & CO CELEBRATED WOMEN WITH A HEALTH & WELLNESS CELEBRITY GIFTING LOUNGE EXPERIENCE In Beverly Hills !

Beverly Hill’s Spring Place provided soaring views of the city as L.E. & Co. hosted a beautiful event toasting to the wellness and success of all women Luxury Experience & Co presented an exclusive gifting lounge in Beverly Hills that celebrated all things women’s health and wellness where celebrities, influencers, athletes, and press flocked to […]

March 05

CineFam Launches The Women Of Colour Content Creator Database

 CineFAM Launches “THE WOMEN OF COLOUR CONTENT  CREATOR DATABASE”  CineFAM is excited to launch its new initiative, the Women of Colour (WOC) Content Creator Database this March 1, 2022 to kick off International Women’s Month.  This important database can be found on the CineFAM website.  CineFAM is a Canadian not-for-profit initiative founded by award-winning filmmaker, Academy Director Member & CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon.    The goal of The […]

March 03

MusiCounts Announces Five Nominees for Prestigious Teacher of the Year AwardWinner to be Revealed Live on the 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast 

MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, is excited to announce five nominees for the 2022 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. Each year, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an inspirational Canadian music educator’s impact on students and music education. Today, the charity is proud to highlight the five […]

March 02

Nagata Shachu presents Odd Times: Japanese Taiko Livestream Concert

NAGATA SHACHU Presents Odd Times Livestream Watch Party Nagata Shachu, Toronto’s premiere Japanese Taiko and Music Group, is pleased to present Odd Times, a livestream watch party with members of this celebrated ensemble, on March 24, 2022. Audiences can interact with members of Nagata Shachu as they view a pre-recorded performance of this latest concert together. Odd Times is a reference […]

February 20

Sundance Short HALLELUJAH and World Premiere of Short FIVE—Digital Screening Available Nationwide In celebration of Black History Month

“” HALLELUJAH Continues Festival Campaign After World Premiere at Sundance and FIVE World PremieresWHAT:HALLELUJAH screens at TBFF after its impressive debut at Sundance. Billed as a “traumedy,” HALLELUJAH is a deft, beguiling clash between darkness and light. After being stuck with the guardianship of their annoying, bookworm nephew, two brothers in Compton, California, must decide if […]

February 20

The Friends Open Mind Program, “Dopamine Nation”

Thursday, March 3 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PSTRegistration is required for this  free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Anna Lembke, MD, author of The New York Times best-selling bookDopamine […]