Since it was first celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has sprouted into an annual event looking to improve our ecological footprint. Environmentally friendly activities such as tree planting, community cleanups and clothing swaps have become a root of April 22. Earth Day has grown beyond a single day and is celebrated throughout the week. Toronto has a variety of events to give you a green thumb or make you more environmentally aware.
A few new movies to look for, if you’re heading to the theatre for your Long weekend…Disney Nature’s Bears, Transcendence(Johnny Depp) as well as Heaven Is For Real, and The Face Of Love(Robin Williams)! Have a look at the trailers for the new movies, inside!
When you were a kid playing one of those claw-crane games at the arcade, didn’t you sometimes wish you could just jump inside and grab all the plush toys with your own two hands? Well, a Nebraska 3-year-old attempted to do just that Monday, when police responding to a missing persons report found the toddler inside a claw-crane game at a local bowling alley. They have no idea how he got in there, and he was removed and returned to his mother without any bodily harm.
If you can’t be at the funeral today, at St James Cathedral downtown, you can watch the funeral live HERE if you’re a Rogers Anyplace subscriber, or if you’re not, CPAC is carrying the funeral live as well…go here.
The groundbreaking song-and-dance show “Soul Train” is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he’s hoping to repeat his success by turning “Soul Train” into a show that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square. “I’m nervous and I’m humbled and I’m excited,” said Weaver, who heads the production company MediaWeaver Entertainment. “I do think we’re the right people to do it because I think it’s got to have that spirit of ‘Rock of Ages,’ which is part old-fashioned musical but also part party.”
Here’s a little more incentive to watch the NHL Playoffs, even though most of our Canadian teams are not going to be playing…American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ new song ‘Raging Fire’ will be featured during the broadcasts! Cool! Way to go, Phillip! Have a look at some behind-the-scenes footage of Phillip performing the song LIVE with our friends at ET Canada, inside!