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Shine Your Eyes (Cidade Pássaro) On Netflix July 29 2020

From a media release:
SHINE YOUR EYESA Nigerian Musician Searches for His Missing 
Brother in the Vibrant Streets of São Paulo
LAUNCHES GLOBALLY ON NETFLIX JULY 29
A highlight of the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, where it received its world premiere, SHINE YOUR EYES (Cidade Pássaro), the richly textured feature fiction debut of Brazilian filmmaker Matias Mariani, will launch worldwide on Netflix on Wednesday, July 29. 
SHINE YOUR EYES tells the story of Amadi (OC Ukeje), a musician from Lagos who travels to São Paulo to track down his missing older brother Ikenna (Chukwudi Iwuji) and bring him back home to Nigeria. 
Following the faint traces of Ikenna’s footsteps, he discovers that his brother was not the distinguished math professor he was supposed to be, but actually had contrived an intricate and nearly delusional series of schemes to accumulate wealth in Brazil. 
As the mysteries deepen, so too does Amadi’s attraction to this vibrant newfound culture—and to his brother’s Braz…
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Film Festivals Unite In Support Of Film Culture

From a media release:
New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival & Venice Film Festival
United in support of film culture
TORONTO ─  The Toronto International Film Festival released today an official letter of solidarity with three other international film festivals, with each organization committing to cooperation, information sharing, and support of one another’s global events.
The New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and Venice Film Festival have all endured financial challenges amid the health pandemic. As a result, it has been essential for each organization to reimagine the delivery of its film festival to its audiences.
Here is the statement in full:This year, we saw the COVID-19 pandemic devastate communities all over the world, and bring life as we knew it to a halt. As supporters of global cinema, we watched as the work of film artists stopped in its tracks, and the culture of film itse…

Kizomba Live: Awgwshto Pires Live Stream July 25 2020

Kizomba Live:
Awgwshto Pires
Live Stream July 25 2020
6pm ESTStream it Live on YouTubeBuy his songs on iTunesStream on Spotify
Toronto's Massemba Productions presents a live streaming concert by Awgwshto Pires on July 25. He's based in the states, and records out of Miami.

Kizomba is both a style of music and a dance that comes from Angola, and originated about 35 years ago. If you're a fan of zouk or bachata, you already get the idea.
If you've never danced it before, you can check out a video to prepare for July 25.  Let Kizomba light up your summer evening. FacebookInstagram Here's a taste of what you can expect from this talented artist.

#TravelTomorrow Summertime Spirits (With a Czech Twist!)

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Summertime Spirits (With a Czech Twist!)
If you were hoping to visit the Czech Republic this summer, there's good news and bad news, depending on where you are to start with. 
Let’s get the restrictions out of the way first.
For the moment (but not forever!) Czech borders remain closed for countries with a high risk of Covid-19 infection. However, we've begun to see hopeful signs of safely welcoming international guests. Local businesses, pubs, hotels, and monuments have slowly opened in stages to residents and some European travelers without significant surges. 
This careful approach will help ensure a safe and smooth experience once all tourists return to our cobblestoned streets. In the meantime, you can always enjoy a cocktail with a Czech twist.  Czech Cocktail Hour
Let’s be real: after months of stressful work environments and being cooped up indoors, we all need a drink. We’ve got an idea for a crisp cocktail that can give you a taste of Czech life.  
Intr…

Art Gallery Of Ontario To Reopen July 2 2020

From a media release:
Art Gallery of Ontario to reopen July 2, 2020
Explore a world of great art, reconnect and recharge once again; special exhibitions Diane Arbus, Photographs: 1956-1971 and Illusions: The Art of Magic extended until November
TORONTO – We’ve missed you! Today the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is excited to announce its plans to safely reopen, following public health and government of Ontario guidelines. We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you back. We will be welcoming our community back in stages: On July 2, the AGO will open to Members and Annual Pass Holders who book timed-entry tickets in advance. Members can book tickets starting June 25 and Annual Pass holders can book starting June 26. Not a Member or an Annual Pass Holder? Not a problem. Purchase one online, or if you are aged 25 and under, sign up for free, before booking your time to visit the Gallery. On July 16, the public can purchase timed-entry single tickets in advance, and start coming on July 23…

Jazz: Streaming Live at The Village Vanguard

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Streaming Live at The Village Vanguard Continues this weekend with the Joe Martin Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Kevin Hays and Nasheet Waits Saturday nights at 7 p.m. EDT and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. EDT
Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard continues its series on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. EDT and Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. EDT with the Joe Martin Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Kevin Hays and Nasheet Waits.  Tickets are $7 and available at villagevanguard.com.  Each week there will be two shows approximately 75 minutes in length on Saturday @ 7 p.m. EDT and a Sunday Matinee @ 2 p.m. EDT. Streaming Live at The Village Vanguard Schedule:
• June 27th & 28th – Joe Martin Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Kevin Hays and Nasheet Waits • Friday, July 3th & Sunday, July 5th – Joe Lovano Trio Fascination featuring Ben Street and Andrew Cyrille • July 11 & 12 – Eric Reed Quartet featuring Stacy Dillard, Dezron Douglas and Jeremy Bean Clemons Please continue to

Jazz release: Deerhoof Announce New Live Album Ft. Wadada Leo Smith

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Jazz release:
Deerhoof Announce New Live Album
To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough
Ft. Wadada Leo SmithBandcamp exclusive available July 3, 2020All proceeds to Black Lives Matter Legendary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith is featured on Deerhoof’s new live album To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough, available as a Bandcamp exclusive on July 3rd, 2020 via Joyful Noise Recordings.  The digital pre-order is now available to purchase HERE alongside a stream of the first preview track featuring Smith, “Breakup Songs.”
Deerhoof today announced that their new live album To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough will be released as a Bandcamp exclusive on July 3rd, 2020, via Joyful Noise Recordings. Sharing its name with a line from Walt Whitman’s “I Sing The Body Electric” and comprising 11 beloved tracks not found on Deerhoof’s last live album (Fever 12161…