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Cirque du Soleil 'Crystal' - First Production On Ice - Coming to Hamilton & London June 2018

From a media release: Cirque du Soleil’s First Ever on Ice Production CRYSTAL is coming to London and Hamilton June 2018 Tickets on Sale March 2 in Hamilton & March 5 in London Ontario • For more information, visit Toronto, ON, February 20, 2018 – Cirque du Soleil is coming to London and Hamilton with its 42nd creation and first ever on ice experience. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. CRYSTAL will be presented in: • London, ON at the Budweiser Gardens from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, 2018; and • Hamilton, ON at the FirstOntario Centre from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. In CRYSTAL , gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple discipline

Culture Critique: A Dangerously Sanitized World

Culture Critique: A Dangerously Sanitized World Decades ago, I was standing in downtown Hamilton waiting for a stoplight when I noticed a pigeon in distress. It was walking in circles on the road just off the sidewalk, disoriented and apparently sideswiped by a car. It was about to be hit again, and so I knelt down to pick it up and carry it to relative safety by a bush nearby. A woman started berating me. Are you crazy? Do you know how many germs those things carry? Silly me. I saw a beautiful bird with iridescent purple feathers. As a point of fact, pigeons are admired for their intelligence and grace in most other parts of the world. But not here. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind In what we call Western society, the world we accept at reality is, to be trite, like the tip of the proverbial iceberg. It's a version of society that is sanitized at a very basic level - everything that is dirty and distressing is removed from view. Or, the official version of what we acknowled

NuMusic/Classical DOROTHY HINDMAN: TIGHTLY WOUND (Innova Recordings - Nov 17 2017)

NuMusic/Classical DOROTHY HINDMAN: TIGHTLY WOUND (Innova Recordings - Nov 17, 2017) • Buy the CD The music of American composer Dorothy Hindman is sparkling and engaging, contemporary in flavour and offering unusual sounds and evocative melodies. The compositions on American composer Dorothy Hindman's Tightly Wound cover a period from from 1994 to 2016, showcasing the range of her musical vision. In contrast to most classical recordings, the CD is made up of 15 short tracks on two CDs, the longest of which clocks in at less than 15 minutes. It adds to the sense of immediacy of the music, and creates unusual effects. The instrumentation is spare, with an insistent rhythmic pulse to the music, often accompanied by a strong sense of theatricality and drama. Tracks like Tickling, the first movement of the Setting Century Symphony as performed by Ensemble Ibis, are especially kinetic. Time Management is a piece for solo bass. As played by Robert Black, the double bass whines,

Riviera Maya Deal: Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Room Upgrade & 15% Off - Till Feb 27 2018 Only

From a release: Riviera Maya Deal: Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Room Upgrade & 15% Off - Till Feb 27 2018 Only Dream of sunnier days with this summer pre-sale and oceanview upgrade at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa resort by H10 Hotels. This five-star resort, which received the Condé Nast Traveler award for the best international resort in 2013, is located on the sea front in the area of Puerto Morelos-Riviera Maya. Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort near Puerto Morelos-Riviera Maya The Details: • Travel between 01/05/2018 - 31/12/2018 • Rates are per room per night in double Junior suite, free upgrade to Ocean View - starts at $203USD per night • Includes free transfers from CUN (Airport-Hotel-Airport) • Taxes included • Non-refundable rate • Subject to availability How to Book: • Here's the link - Click on " MAKE A RESERVATION " in the top right corner -it's offer #4 • Add the upgrade in the comments • 15% additional with promocode: OCEAND

On Writing: Stealth Journalism In The Digital Era

On Writing: Stealth Journalism In The Digital Era This is for you – us – out here in the trenches, freelance writers in the post-journalism era, forced to pander to the whims of the masses and their clicks – the all-important clicks we are paid for. Pop culture is king, and we all know it. But, even with that narrow agenda, it’s still possible to slip some real journalism – or at least something that feels much more like it – into even the most sensationalistic listicle, I swear Beyond the SEO optimized headline and that first keyword-rich paragraph, there are ways to insert facts, science, knowledge, and context into your pieces. Maybe even ideas – but let’s not get crazy. Caveat – Let’s be realistic. I fully understand, as we all do, that in order to ensure a steady income, these tactics won’t be feasible all the time, and that you will inevitably have to write something about someone with large breasts, and/or not a lot of clothes, on a regular basis. You will never ch

Save 30% 6 Columbus - a SIXTY Hotel New York City

With material from a media rlease: Save 30% 6 Columbus - a SIXTY Hotel New York City The Deal is: • 30 percent off rooms and suites • Available for stays through March 2018 • Use Promo Code SIXTYTHIRTY - limited time offer • Book Now NEW YORK CITY - Stay midtown in a chic boutique hotel and save through March in a limited time offer. Mid-century modernist design and a location in the heart of all the city has to offer sweetens the deal. Above 6 rooftop bar - 6 Columbus hotel, New York City At 6 Columbus, you'll be in the Columbus Circle neighborhood, close to some of the city's iconic cultural institutions like the Museum of Arts and Design, Lincoln Center, home to The Metropolitan Opera and The New York City Ballet, and Central Park. Columbus Circle welcomes a gathering of tourists and New Yorkers alike on a daily basis due to its proximity to some of the most sought after restaurants and shopping opportunities. Columbus Circle, New York City While you