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I understand there's a great story behind the song "Learning to Relax." Yeah. I was doing what I thought was relaxing, but was actually just killing time: I was on Facebook. And a friend of mine posted a video from the Toronto Film Festival of Bill Murray talking about his...

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra is a registered charity and not for profit organization. They have been providing classical music to the community since 1984. Their mandate is to promote the arts and music to or community with a special emphasis on youth. They are seeking an enthusiastic and highly...

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. 2. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file...

Here are the Red Hot Chili Peppers making their first TV appearance back in 1984. The show was Alan Thicke's Thicke of the Night (and yes, that's Robin of Blurred Lines' dad.) http://youtu.be/jZRdjZFffnQ

Hey kids! You too can now defeat Birdman’s arch-nemesis The Condor with this spiffy Birdman Action Figure! Batteries not included. Fox Searchlight has released a fantastic 1990s-style Birdman action figure television commercial to celebrate the film‘s recent “Best Picture” Oscar win. http://youtu.be/Eb89oCqOSw0

1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of developing hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices and exposure to damaging levels of sound in noisy entertainment venues, according to the World Health Organization. Under the theme “Make Listening Safe”, WHO draws attention to...

“It’s very difficult, and it’s continually under debate actually,” said Eno. “It doesn’t just apply with African recordings. It’s a problem everybody is having at the moment. Do I resist the temptation to perfect this thing? What do I lose by perfecting it? It’s difficult. Because now it is...

Rolf Potts is a journalist, essayist, and travel writer who has reported from more than sixty countries around the world. He is the author of two books, Vagabonding, and Marco Polo Didn't Go There. His writing has also appeared in venues such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National...

The list of Madonna concert dates for her highly anticipated 35-city ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour were officially announced today by Live Nation with the opening night scheduled for August 29th in Miami, Florida.  Additional performances to follow include New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Vancouver, Montreal and several other cities...

In 1946, Salvador Dalí collaborated with Walt Disney animators on Destino, a surrealist animation that was storyboarded but scrapped due to budgetary concerns. Destino wouldn't be finished until 2003, when Roy Disney resurrected the project. The six-minute short follows the love story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has...

Long before he found fame with the Muppets, Jim Henson made a name for himself in the world of advertising with Wilkins and Wontkins, producing a pretty violent series of commercials who showed what happens when you drink too much coffee, or not enough. http://youtu.be/ZxLyuw5bdyk

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support...

This optical illusion will blow you away. Exactly 200 tiny handcut squares of paper placed at specific points on a checkerboard pattern make for an interesting illusion. http://youtu.be/QKCSBkdEUXQ

Annoyed as some Apple customers may have been over being "force-fed" U2's new album last fall, the impact of the free release is still visible five months later. Twenty-three percent of all music users on Apple's operating system listened to at least one U2 track in January-more than twice...

Backstage footage is great to play for those music fans who claim that there's little music videos to watch these days. Even the most normal duties and conversations are looked upon as sacred ground for those who don't have access to what happens behind the scenes. Here are Jimmy...