By Ben Rayner Pop Music Critic Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 Tickets for the Rolling Stones’ big summer show at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 15, after which there will almost certainly be a loud chorus of complaint that somehow most of the 70,000 passes on offer were unattainable to mere mortals and can now only be found at inflated prices on various resale sites. Demand will be absurdly high, of course, as the “Canada Rocks” gig on June 29 is the only Canadian date on the No Filter tour routing and the first Stones’ appearance in the Toronto area since a pair of Air Canada Centre dates on the band’s 50 and Counting… jaunt back in May and June of 2013. A certain level of scrambling is to be expected, but the growing prevalence of the lucrative “secondary”-sales market and its insidious “bots” — some of which, as the Star learned in an investigation last year, … [Read more...] about How to get Rolling Stones tickets: Insiders tell you everything before general sales start Friday
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MANILA, Philippines — From the moment we are born, no one loves us more than our moms. Mothers are without a doubt, the most important person in our lives – they are the heart and the ultimate foundation of the family. From loving us unconditionally, to being our biggest supporter throughout our whole life. If there is someone who deserves a treat and our heartfelt “thank you,” it’s mom. This Mother’s Day, it is time we go extra for the queen of our lives and put a smile on her face because she deserves nothing but the best. Party in Poblacion Thinking of a place to celebrate Mother’s Day where not just moms but everyone in the family will enjoy? Century Properties invites everyone to an exciting two-day Community Fair on May 13, from 4 pm. to midnight at the Milano Piazza, Milano Residences in Century City, Poblacion, Makati. Admission is free. Dubbed as “Citizens by Century: A Filipino Fusion Market,” this two-day event … [Read more...] about Where to spend Mother’s Day
By Ben Rayner Pop Music Critic Fri., March 9, 2018 The Toronto “festival boom” of summers past wasn’t a total bust, but it was definitely a blip. Field Trip will be returning to Fort York on June 3 and 4 and on Tuesday unveiled an impressive lineup topped by Metric, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bahamas, Alvvays and Japandroids, while EDM extravaganza the Veld Music Festival marks its seventh year at Downsview Park on Aug. 4 and 5 with beats (and some rhymes) supplied by the likes of DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Migos. Of all the other major, multi-day music events that were crowding the Toronto-area concert calendar just two or three years ago, however, conspicuously few remain. Riot Fest — whose founder, Chicago punk Mike “Riot Mike” Petryshyn, proclaimed Toronto “the Wild, Wild West” of festival markets to the Star in 2015 — is now long gone. The Toronto Urban Roots Festival, the U.K.-born Bestival … [Read more...] about Life after WayHome — summer music festivals get leaner in 2018
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
Chain CEO Adam Ludwin thinks blockchain technology is not the answer to all problems, but rather a tool like many others that should be applied where relevant. Ludwin thinks there is a false dichotomy between cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchains. Although a blockchain may be able to support a cryptocurrency, it doesn’t mean it has to and has many other use cases. Ludwin says there is no right price for bitcoin just like there is no right price for gold. There is a limited supply of bitcoin and the price is driven by demand. Ludwin says it is a better question for psychologists than it is for entrepreneurs. Business Insider’s Sara Silverstein spoke with Adam Ludwin, CEO of blockchain technology firm Chain, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The following is a transcript of the interview. Silverstein: Can you help me understand what Chain does? Ludwin: We build software and sell it to financial institutions — help them with two things. … [Read more...] about CEO of blockchain company Chain on what everyone gets wrong about the technology