World of Dance Paris 2019 delivered an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators. As the largest touring event that embraces urban dance culture, World of Dance focuses on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography. Hundreds of the country’s top dance teams competed in front of thousands in the performance festival setting.
Growing up, Juto (27) was constantly bullied; feeling alienated and helpless. By introducing fitness into his daily life through dance and strength training, he made it through to the other side with his head held high. Through finding his own path in life, he has risen above his challenges while standing out from the crowd.
Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera.
The Ethiopia famine threatened the lives of many thousands of Ethiopian citizens. It has been estimated that four hundred thousand to five hundred thousand perished due to the famine in 1983-1985, and millions were made destitute. The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia by Byron Conner, M.D. is a memoir based on the years spent helping to the Ethiopian people and the lasting effects that followed the author’s family home to the US.
Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most influential fashion designers of all time; the Creative Director at Chanel, Fendi, and his prolific namesake label Karl Lagerfeld. Rarely seen without his dark glasses, silver ponytail or fingerless gloves, he gained the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion. With a fifty year career, Lagerfeld became a fashion legend who will forever be known as a cornerstone of Chanel’s legacy.
Slim Turkey: The Unsolved Homicide of Richard Aderson is a podcast that focuses on the February 5, 1997 unsolved mystery of Richard Aderson, a school administrator from New York State. On February 5, 1997, Richard was driving home from his office in Montgomery to his home in Lagrange, NY. The drive usually took about forty minutes.
Kosi Jah is a singer/songwriter from Prosper, Texas who finds “Tha Love” in her insightful debut single. The smooth, R&B track is full of lyrical substance. It addresses how people often get confused about love, and how material love can overtake the true love that has to be shown towards other people.
Ken Ungerecht’s book Divine Principles examines the intersection of spirituality and science. He examines spiritual concepts with scientific principles, and addresses theories about consciousness, conception, reincarnation, and more. We discussed the path that led him to write such an ambitious book.
In his novel, In the Beginning, Jaime Reyes addresses topics of spirituality and religion from the imagined perspective of a Neanderthal tribe. We talked with Reyes about his experiences with religion, his unorthodox journey to becoming a writer, and how he became interested in Neanderthals for the subject of his book.
The Story of the Sun is a colorfully illustrated book for both children and adults about our relationship with the sun and how it helps us understand who we are. We are so innocent as children, with joy and wonder in our lives. Often as our lives unfold and we grow older, much of that is lost and we forget the truth of our identity and how precious we are.
Luka & Jenalyn’s emotionally powerful style of dance is captured in the official music video for James Barker Band’s country cover of “Never Be the Same.” Filmed in one day at ProdStudio in Toronto, the video was directed by Ben Knechtel with video work by Lee Zavitz. Luka & Jenalyn hold nothing back as they use stunts and strong movement to capture the intimate lyrics of the song.
Brave men from the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion were decimated on their path from the bloody June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion on Omaha beach to assaulting the fort at Brest, France five months later. Their story is told in The Lost Ranger: A Soldier’s Story, an extensively researched novel that examines the unit that the author’s grandfather, Staff Sergeant Herbert Stanton Hull, served in during the war.
After working for three decades for South Carolina’s capital city newspaper, The State, retired journalist, Bill McDonald, takes his skills from the newsroom to write an entertaining book about his adventures in online dating as a senior citizen. Old Geezer Romancing in Cyber Space vividly shares a tell-all of the good, the bad, the uncomfortable and the hilarious that makes online dating one of the most exciting adventures Mr.