Edmonton Soundtrack Music Festival 2023

Experience Soundtrack Music Festival 2023

Get ready for the ultimate kick-off to summer with Edmonton’s Soundtrack Music Festival, happening on June 16th and 17th, 2023 at Kinsmen Park. This festival is the perfect way to celebrate the season, with the industry’s best top 40 acts from the  2000’s, and today, all in one place.

Not only will you have an unforgettable time, but all proceeds from the festival go directly to the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton, a service organization dedicated to supporting various local charities in the city. It’s an opportunity to have fun and give back to the community at the same time.

One of the highlights of the festival is the food. There will be many amazing local food vendors, offering plenty of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. You won’t go hungry, and you can feel good about supporting local businesses.

In addition to the great music and food, there will also be local art vendors, extra washroom facilities, and alcohol service for those 18 years of age and older. ATMs will be available on the festival grounds for your convenience.

Located at Kinsmen Park on Walterdale Hill, right under the scenic High Level Bridge, Soundtrack Music Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer day in Edmonton. Make sure to get your tickets now and be a part of this amazing event. And don’t worry, the list of vendors will be posted closer to the festival date, so stay tuned for more information.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of 90s pop, a lover of classic rock, or a fan of the latest hits, the Soundtrack Music Festival promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. So don’t wait – grab your tickets now and get ready to dance the night away while supporting a great cause. Join us at Kinsmen Park on June 16th and 17th for the ultimate summer kickoff event!

Check out the lineup for the insane artists performing!

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The Soundtrack Music Festival Lineup.

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Fortnite: B.C. parent launches lawsuit against maker

Fortnite: B.C. parent launches lawsuit against maker

A parent in Vancouver has launched a proposed classaction lawsuit against the makers of the popular video game Fortnite, claiming that the game is designed to beas addictive as possible for children.

The lawsuit has been filed in B.C. Supreme Court and claims that Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, enriches itself by offering content and customization options purchasable via an ingame currency, which must be purchased with real money.

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A person logs onto Fortnite on their smartphone.

The plaintiff, identified as A.B., claims that her son downloaded Fortnite in 2018 and has since developed an addiction to the game. The statement of claim alleges that the game breaches the B.C. Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, as well as unjust enrichment and medical expenses for psychological or physical injuries. It also states that Fortnite ispredatory and exploitative given its popularity among minors.

Epic Games communications director Natalie Munoz has responded to the lawsuit, saying that the company willfight these inflammatory allegations. She pointed out that parental controls are available, social settings can be configured to the highest privacy option for minors, and there is a daily spending limit for players under 13.

Three classes of plaintiffs

The lawsuit seeks damages for the alleged breach of the B.C. Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, as well as forunjust enrichment and medical expenses for psychological or physical injuries, among other claims. It would cover three classes of plaintiffs: anAddiction Class of people who suffered after developing a dependence on Fortnite, aMinor Purchaser Class that includes gamers who made purchases in the game while under the age of majority, and anAccidental Purchaser Class of users who mistakenly bought items due to the games design. The lawsuit would cover all persons affected by Fortnite in Canada except for Quebec, where Epic lost its attempt last month to appeal a court decision authorizing a similar classaction suit.

Documents made public in a separate legal battle with Apple in the United States show that Fortnite made more than US$9 billion combined in 2018 and 2019, indicating the potential for Epic Games to reap the financial benefits of the games global success.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Indigenous-Manitoba singer waves Winnipeg Jets flag at Grammys

Indigenous-Manitoba singer waves Winnipeg Jets flag at Grammys

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Rhonda Head, an Indigenous-Manitoba singer, is a member of the Recording Academy and was seen waving a Winnipeg Jets flag at the Grammy Awards on February 5, 2023. This was her third time attending the high-profile awards ceremony. (Source: Rhonda Head/Instagram)

Rhonda Head, a classical singer from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Winnipeg, was in Hollywood over the weekend for the 2023 Grammy Awards, where she brought a symphony of hometown pride to the biggest night in music. Head is a mezzo-soprano vocalist who has made a name for herself as a classical and jazz singer. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and has released albums of both standard opera and Cree hymns. Her talent has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades.

Head attended the Grammys for the third time, and she sees it as an opportunity to connect with others in the music industry and to represent her province and her Indigenous heritage on a global stage.

At the 2022 Grammy red carpet, she posed for photos with an Every Child Matters flag, paying homage to Indigenous children who were taken from their homes to attend residential schools.

This year, Head wanted to “do something fun” at the Grammy Awards. After she stumbled upon a Winnipeg Jets flag during a shopping trip, she knew it would be the perfect accessory to wear with her floor-length black dress, vibrant Indigenous-Canadian designed statement earrings, and red pumps. She is a huge fan of the Winnipeg Jets and tries to attend a game whenever she visits the city.Winnipeg

The Grammys were full of incredible moments for Head, with Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance and Grammy win being a high point. After the ceremony, she rubbed shoulders with rock royalty at the after party, including Robert Trujillo, the bass player from Metallica, and Flo Rida and his band, who provided the entertainment. Being in a room with other artists and musicians was a great experience for Head, and she felt inspired by the energy in the room.

In conclusion, Rhonda Head used the 2023 Grammy Awards as an opportunity to represent her province, her Indigenous heritage, and her love of the Winnipeg Jets. She brought a touch of hometown pride to the biggest night in music and was inspired by the energy and talent in the roomWinnipeg

 

Over 28,000 attend Winnipeg Comiccon

Over 28,000 attend Winnipeg Comiccon

In its second year, Winnipeg Comiccon doubles its attendance from last October.

Cosplayers at Winnipeg Comiccon

Cosplayers at second-annual Winnipeg Comiccon.

The second Winnipeg Comiccon event welcomed 28,000 people downtown for a weekend of celebrity guests and cosplay.

“It’s a celebration of pop culture. When you walk into the room, you’ll find something that you’re a fan of,” event spokesperson Jason Rockman said.

The event, held at the RBC Convention Centre, was organized by the same company known for similar events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

Last year’s comiccon — which followed pandemic restrictions — attracted around 14,000 attendees.

“We’re very, very happy with the outcome. Obviously Winnipeg wanted a show, and we were able to deliver the kind of show that they deserve,” Rockman said.

Celebrity guests like Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) and Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) made appearances.

For the last two months, Evadina Jerez spent nearly three hours per day making a Mandalorian costume for the event.

Jerez put a personal touch on the costume, adding the Chilean flag to one of the props.

Jerez’s interest in cosplay began as a kid dressing up for Halloween. It’s now grown into a passion giving her a sense of community.

“I just kind of was like, oh, I’ve been doing this for so long, and I enjoy it, so why can’t I dress up outside of Halloween?” Jerez said.

Wynn Loiselle-Shire dressed up as Dreamxd, a Minecraft character, in an almost completely homemade costume.

“I definitely see the prices going up even this year, and I guarantee they’re going to keep going up. But I find that still, just as the prices go up, we start using more unconventional materials more.”

Loiselle-Shire’s estimated costume cost was about $50, but it took hours to make.

Some cosplayers, like Vee Hill, rely on stuff they already own for their outfits. Part of Hill’s costume was made from two blankets, for example.

Hill, who first got into the hobby in 2020, hopes to see more people get involved in cosplay.

Justin Bieber and Tim Hortons team up for “Biebs Brew”

Justin Bieber and Tim Hortons team up for “Biebs Brew”

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Following the success of the Timbiebs that hit local Timmies earlier this year, the Canadian-born pop-star and the coffee giant have partnered once again for  a Justin Bieber and Tim Hortons collab “Biebs Brew”.

Revealed in an ad on Twitter, Justin Bieber is back with a co-created French Vanilla Cold Brew. From the beginning “Timbiebs was a huge success – truly beyond all of our expectations – and what made it so great was the authenticity of the partnership,” said Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer for Tim Hortons.

Mark your calendars, as the drink will hit stores and drive-thrus just in time for summer on June 6. Timbiebs will also be back for the full Bieber x Tim Hortons experience.

Justin Bieber Tim hortons Canada

 

In product brainstorms with the Tims team for the second collab, Justin shared that he prefers his coffee on ice, which led to working on a new flavour of Tim Hortons Cold Brew, which is made with 100 per cent ethically sourced premium Arabica beans and is slowly cold steeped for 16 hours to enhance the bold and smooth flavour.

Also inspired by a slight sweet tooth and his love for hints of delicious vanilla flavouring in his coffee, Justin and our beverage innovation team developed a creamy French Vanilla flavour to go with our Cold Brew. Biebs Brew is the perfect blend of those two beloved Tims flavours.

Justin Bieber Tim hortons Canada

“We couldn’t stop at Timbiebs, we needed a Biebs Brew too. And we are bringing both to Tims next month,” said Justin. “Doing a Tim Hortons collab had always been a dream of mine. I grew up on Tim Hortons and it’s always been something close to my heart.”

All three Timbiebs flavours – Chocolate White Fudge, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake Waffle flavours – will return to Tims restaurants in Canada and the United States along with Biebs Brew on June 6.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended, closing a chapter in daytime television.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended, closing a chapter in daytime television.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended. The Ellen Show debuted in 2003, breaking ground as one of the first daytime talk shows to feature an openly gay host, reaching millions of viewers in their homes every day and normalizing LGBTQ representation.

Now an A-list celebrity, Ellen started off as a stand-up comedian.

 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended

Her trademark “be kind to one another” message during every show, came to dominate the daytime TV genre. However, her legacy was cracked as  cringey and out-of-touch moments did not adapt with the wave of what is acceptable.

“The Ellen Degeneres show” has ended but Ellen’s kind reputation really began to dim March 2020, when comedian Kevin Porter posted a viral tweet asking people for “the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean” in exchange for him donating money to the LA Regional Food Bank. The response was overwhelming.

Allegations of a toxic workplace culture was exaggerated in July 2020, when BuzzFeed News published a series of investigations of the workplace environment of the Emmy-winning show. Dozens of former employees who spoke to Buzzfeed, said they endured racist comments from managers, were fired for taking time off for family emergencies, and worked in a culture of fear and intimidation.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has ended

Despite the allegations, the show continued with declined ratings but is now ending on its 19th season.

Leading up to the finale, guests like Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Mars, Khloé Kardashian and more have come to say goodbye. The final goodbye episode, will feature Ellen’s first guest on the show, Jennifer Aniston, on May 26th.

She then shared one last dance with her DJ, Stephen Boss aka tWitch, before the pair took a seat onstage. Ellen’s first final guests included longtime pal Jennifer AnistonBillie Eilish and Pink.

Ellen closed out the show by thanking her staff, notably executive producers Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, as well as her longtime chief of staff, Craig Peralta, before addressing her devoted audience.

Apple officially discontinues the iPod more than 20 years after it was launched

Apple officially discontinues the iPod more than 20 years after it was launched

Apple officially discontinues

Apple officially discontinues the last iPod, the iPod Touch. The ending of the iPod strikes a bittersweet, nostalgic chord for many and is a sign of the times we now live in.

Apple has discontinued the iPod more than 20 years after it was launched.

The most recent iteration of the music player, the iPod Touch, has not been updated since 2019, and many of its features are now available on other products.

The company said it would continue to sell the Touch, the only generation of the iPod still on sale, “while supplies last”.

The iPod was released in 2001, and was the first MP3 player capable of storing 1,000 songs. Aside from the Touch, versions included the iPod mini, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle.

By 2011, Apple held a 70% global market share in MP3 players, and to date more than 400m iPods have been sold.

Apple officially discontinues

At the time, the arrival of the iPod was a revolution of many transformations on the horizon. The iPod effectively made Apple the general consumer electronics giant it is today and quickly dominated the MP3 player market.

The company stopped selling the Nano and Shuffle, its last standalone music players, in 2017, and industry experts had long predicted the Touch would follow given the prevalence of the iPhone and other smartphones that can be used to listen to music.

Later versions of the Touch increasingly resembled smartphones, allowing users to take photos, send emails and make video calls.

In a statement announcing the discontinuation, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, said the “spirit of iPod lives on”.

“Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry – it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to and shared,” he said.

Apple officially discontinues

The iPhone’s much-hyped launch in 2007 was reflective of the major success the iPod brought to Apple’s brand but the iPhone also helped start the iPod’s downfall. Diehard fans of the iPod can purchase the product while supplies last. So long, iPod.

Mountain Dew launches Flamin’ Hot flavour

Mountain Dew launches Flamin’ Hot flavour

 

Mountain Dew launches Flamin

Yep… you read that right. Flamin’ Hot Mountain Dew. The trend of flaming hot continues to grow and is now available in liquid form. Mountain Dew rolled out the flavour across the US after a successful limited online release last year.

The drink has also been named the official drink of Hell, Michigan.

Mountain Dew launches Flamin

Mountain Dew is even planning a big bash in Hell, Michigan, on April 28th. The event features DJ Pauly D, cast member of MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” and a four-course meal prepared by rapper/chef Action Bronson.

Hell is an unincorporated community in Livingston County in Michigan, best known for its shameless embrace of its name. Individuals can also sign up to be Hell’s unofficial mayor of the day.

Mtn Dew, the citrusy soft drink that stands out from the lemon-and-lime crowd by going caffeinated, has its fervent fans. So, too, do the more recently introduced Flamin’ Hot style of Cheetos corn snacks, which ditch the classic cheesy powder for a spicy, bright red coating. Why not mix them together and see who your true fans are?

Today, PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay announced a crossover that the inventor of the phrase “corporate synergy” could never have imagined. Starting August 31, Flamin’ Hot Mtn Dew will go on sale at one place only: The Dew Store. Yes, that’s the online marketplace where Dew doers can buy Hawaiian shirts and skate decks, among other branded products.

 

Mountain Dew launches Flamin

The flavour of the drink is described as spicy meets sweets and is noted to have the classic dew flavour with bursts of heat an lime flavouring. It is only available in the US at the moment.

If Drink art your thing Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream also hit Marble Slab Creameries this summer. And if spice isn’t the kind of kick you’re looking for in your Mtn Dew, the soda brand is officially releasing alcoholic Hard Mtn Dew flavors next year.

Arcade Fire Named as Day One Headliner of Osheaga Festival Replacing Foo Fighters

Arcade Fire Named as Day One Headliner of Osheaga Festival Replacing Foo Fighters

The American rock band, Foo Fighters, cancelled all of their concert dates last month, including their July 29th show at Osheaga, following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

The music festival says the Montreal-based band, Arcade Fire, are a fitting addition to their 15th anniversary lineup, noting the “hometown heroes” put on a memorable Osheaga set in 2010.

Arcade Fire will now headline the first day of the popular outdoor festival, which runs until July 31 at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau. Other headliners include rapper A$AP Rocky on the second night and singer Dua Lipa on the final night.

“Our thoughts remain with our friends in the extended Foo Fighters family in this tremendously difficult time”, Osheaga founder Nick Farkas said Thursday in a release.

Tres Beaches take Alberta by storm. New DJ Alert!

New DJ group “Tres Beaches” take Alberta by storm.

 Tres Beaches take Alberta by storm. Recognized for organizing viral parties in the most unusual locations across Calgary, Alberta, the multi-disciplined duo of Vladka Ibiza and Mateo Miami are now collaborating with Karn de Janeiro. They are currently aiming to orchestrate a national breakout and craft a cult-like following through their viral outdoor parties Tres Beaches coined the anthem “Love Tonight” by Shouse. The group is entirely focused on bringing its followers together through their shared passion for music, high-octane shows, and energetic performances.

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They started off simply for their love of vibing and playing, but the adoration they received from their fans gave them the impetus to carry the good work ahead. As they continued to grow, they decided to grow further and host the best parties and keep the listeners hooked to the finest addicting music. The resident list includes names like Johan Jalisco, Don Ingo Marbella, Gucci Allen, GT1OAK, and Rolex Josh.
When contacted, DJ Vladka Ibiza was quoted as saying, “We started playing music and just straight vibing during a time of uncertainty because we all just needed a push of positivity; now we are able to continue growing and playing for all the friends and fans we made along the way. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to share a little bit of love every night we throw some tunes.”

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The influences of greats like Tiesto, Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, Drake, Aziz, Shavershian, and Ye can be easily seen in their work as Tres-Beaches has made its names playing electric sets that blend the lines of the house, hip hop, pop, and electronic dance music.
The DJ group is currently working on a release of their first hit song, “Tonight”. They have events lined up this year, which include the Cowboys Music Festival on July 10, 2022, opening for world-famous Marshmello, headlining Made In Canada music festival on July 1, 2022, and continuing their sporadic growth from playing the Chasing Summer music festival last year.
About The Group
Tres Beaches is a well-known DJ group that comprises of multi-disciplined duo Vladka Ibiza and Mateo Miami, who are now joined by Karn de Janeiro. They are mainly known for throwing some of the finest viral parties at unconventional locations that end up being the real talk of the town.
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