So, you want to go abroad for studies? Here’s how.
Do you want to go to school in North America? You’re definitely not alone. International students make up about 5 percent of all students enrolled in post-secondary education in the United States, and the numbers for all of North America are growing. With over 150 universities in the United States and 26 in Canada in the QS World University Rankings, there are plenty of highly rated institutions to choose from. Here’s how to get started.
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Cameron Carpenter is used to doing things outside the traditional norms of the classical music world. There’s no program announced, for example, for most of the current tour that sees him swing through Southern Ontario in April 2018. “I’ve never found that announcing programs has any cultural value,” he says.
Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2018/04/11/interview-cameron-carpenters-radical-proposition/
One of the most exciting developments in MMA in recent years has been the rise of female fighters in the various leagues, including the UFC. After Ronda Rousey first hit the world stage back in about 2010 as a mixed martial arts fighter. She won 12 consecutive MMA fights, including six in the UFC, before that first big loss to Holly Holm in 2015.
Read more at: https://www.therichest.com/sports-entertainment/15-female-mma-fighters-who-could-take-ronda-rouseys-place/
In any season, I’m really interested in new works and premieres,” says Lawrence Cherney, Artistic Director of Toronto’s Soundstreams. It goes along with the organization’s mandate, but for the 2018–19 season, there’s a little older new music in the mix.
Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2018/04/04/feature-soundstreams-2018-19-season-is-a-contemporary-music-linchpin/
Game of Thrones season 8 is filming now in Croatia, Ireland, and other locations around the world, with an air date some time in 2019. But, that doesn’t mean that the beloved HBO series has fallen off anyone’s radar. The sense of anticipation for what is sure to be an explosive culmination of a groundbreaking series is running high.
Read more at: https://www.therichest.com/pop-culture/15-secrets-about-the-got-cast-they-wish-they-could-keep-under-wraps/
Earlier this year, the TSO announced the cancellation of its long-running New Creations Festival, a yearly showcase of contemporary classical music. It comes at a time when the TSO and orchestras all over the continent are increasingly programming performances like movie screenings with live music and crossover artists that turn beloved classics into pop music. Is the future of classical music in trouble? Does it mean that Toronto audiences don’t support new compositions?
Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2018/03/27/why-is-new-music-such-a-hard-sell/
More Songs About Error And Shame by Toronto’s Peripheral Vision offers sophisticated, melodic modern jazz with an esoteric bent and eclectic tastes. Co-founders Michael Herring and Don Scott are joined by Nick Fraser on drums and Trevor Hogg on tenor sax in seven original tracks that combine elements of contemporary jazz with a garage band vibe and a groovy Sixties flavor of cool that includes swinging guitars and a strong rhythmic pulse.
Read more at: https://www.allaboutjazz.com/more-songs-about-error-and-shame-peripheral-vision-self-produced-review-by-anya-wassenberg.php
Celebrity astrology — especially when it comes to break-ups — is yet another way to enjoy our fave actors, musicians and other celebs. Whether you are already sold on astrology or not, checking out celeb couples against their Zodiac signs turns up some coincidences we just can’t deny.
Read more at: https://www.therichest.com/pop-culture/15-celeb-couples-who-were-doomed-from-the-start-because-of-their-zodiac-signs/
This is, without question, the most ridiculous list of “classical” music that I’ve ever read. Piano Guys? Two Cellos?? Jackie Evancho??? ELVIS????? At least Elvis was a great performer, if not remotely classical. The rest are nothing more than fake musicians. — Bill from the United States
Bill wasn’t alone in his negative reaction to an online list of the best-selling classical and crossover albums of 2017 taken from the industry standard Billboard classical charts. That list includes Gregorian chants from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Shall We Dance, an album that incorporates classical repertoire along with music from movies like The Godfather, by classical popularist André Rieu, Rise, by The Texas Tenors, who turn their golden voices to material like the Eagles hit “Desperado” and incorporate country/classical mash-ups in their original material – and everything in between. Reality TV star Jackie Evancho released an album of movie songs, and Elvis is still a hit singing with an orchestra. The February 2018 Billboard crossover chart includes the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and a collaboration between Annie Lennox and the Kronos Quartet.
Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2018/03/13/feature-can-we-talk-about-classical-crossover/
Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics legend who created Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Hulk, Thor, and most of the other iconic superheroes of the Marvel stable. Or did he? Lee’s major claim to fame is just one of the many ambiguities, inconsistencies, and dark secrets that pepper his long career.
Read more at: https://www.therichest.com/pop-culture/15-secrets-not-even-marvel-fans-know-about-stan-lee/