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‘The Lion King’ is a deep part of our culture: Favreau

os Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Jon Favreau feels “The Lion King” has become a deep part of our culture, and says he felt a tremendous responsibility while re-imagining the world of Disney’s classic with the use of technology. “It’s such a beloved property. Disney has had tremendous success with the original animated version and then the Broadway musical. I ... Read More »

Bring the family to share stories through art

Surrey Art Gallery is inviting families to drop in to make art and connect with family and friends on Saturday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Look closely at shape, colour, and language with exhibiting artists, artist educators, and volunteers. Everyone is welcome at this event—children must be with an adult. Admission is free.  Create with colours, collage, ... Read More »

PREM GILL: Creating BC’s creative force

By Surbhi Gogia We have always seen British Columbia’s scenic locations at the backdrop of popular Hollywood movies. But do you know that BC is also a popular choice amongst international production houses for their behind the scenes work. It is one of the largest centres for film and television production in North America and has international reputation and proven ... Read More »

Moving beyond Indian sculptures and paintings

A performative photography exhibition of Indian artists is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery When we think of Indian art, images of ancient sculptures and paintings start enriching our mind immediately. But the Vancouver Art Gallery is giving all the art lovers an opportunity to explore a different aspect of Indian art. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India — ... Read More »

Priyanka Chopra’s bold wax figure unveiled in London

London, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s wax statue, clad in a low-cut dazzling golden dress, was launched here “Welcome to London, Priyanka Chopra,” read a post from the official Twitter handle of Madame Tussauds London. The figure was unveiled here on Tuesday. The actress had been working closely with the Madame Tussauds team on the four-figure project — in ... Read More »

Tabla has been my mate since I was a baby: Maestro Zakir Hussain

(IANS) An international force to reckon with in the world of music, classical tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain says his tabla has been his mate since he was a baby, and the percussion instrument is the “hottest-selling” one worldwide, with India’s greatest bench strength being in it. “Me and my tabla have been mates since I was a little baby. ... Read More »

Golden Globes 2019 steers away from politics, celebrates diversity, womanhood

Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS) From Egyptian-American star Rami Malek winning the top honour to a film about the relationship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver “Green Book” scooping away multiple trophies and Sandra Oh making history for Asians — the 76th annual Golden Globes ceremony celebrated the power of diversity, and was devoid of any political comment. “I ... Read More »

Finding wellness through essential oils and art therapy

Sarah and Christina Kaur are exploring an alternative route to mental health care By Surbhi Gogia Every other day there is a new study released with the latest stats of how many Canadians are suffering from mental health issues. For many, even talking about mental health, or stress can be difficult. In 2018, we’re often encouraged to rise above the ... Read More »

Donald Trump is going to be ultimate test of humanity: Vir Das

Vir Das has always been blatantly honest about his views on the world’s socio-political climate, and has freely mocked US President Donald Trump. The actor-comedian feels he is going to be the “ultimate test of humanity’s tolerance”. Asked what he feels about Trump’s impact in politics and social media, Vir told IANS in a recorded response from Mumbai: “Donald Trump ... Read More »

Vancouver to Premiere Akram Khan Company’s – Chotto Desh from November 21 to 24

Theatrical magic and dazzling dance breathe life into timely issues of cultural identity and belonging in a family-friendly performance Vancouver, BC – DanceHouse, in co-presentation with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Théâtre la Seizième, is delighted to announce the anticipated Vancouver premiere of Akram Khan Company’s award-winning solo, Chotto Desh – loosely based on Khan’s childhood raised under the stern ... Read More »