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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
It's the week before Labour Day! If you are a student (or a teacher), likely you are in a state of mourning, as the countdown to the start of another school year is underway! I feel your pain...trust me! Bright and early on Tuesday, September 7th, I will be standing in Room 104 asking myself where July and August went. :-)
With many brains on hiatus over the past several weeks AND both The Hour and The Strombo Show still in re-run mode, I decided to turn this week's 'what's coming up' into a brain teaser...a word scramble to be exact. You've likely seen the interviews with this week's guests at least once. So lets test your memory and your puzzle solving ability! If you get stuck, click on the link and all will be revealed. Happy unscrambling!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
TIFF runs from September 9th to the 19th. You can follow TIFF on twitter
The Live Your Legacy fund-raising gala
It's the 20th anniversary of the David Suzuki Foundation and they are celebrating and fund raising on September 10th at the Four Season in Toronto.
George Stroumboulopoulos and comedian Russel Peters are co-hosting this event. Special guests include Stephen Lewis, Ed Begley Jr, Andrew Ference, Adam Van Koeverdon and Gordon Lightfoot.
This will not be televised.
For more information and tickets click this.
Another important date with George in September is the 20th. It's the date he named to start the season of the yet to be renamed The Hour.
George was talking about it on Q today. He mentioned the show will be taping TIFF related interviews and then the show begins broadcasting September 20th in it's new 'length' with the same core values. There will be the interview and the look at the news and some great changes. New set, some new staff, we will see new faces.
George Stroumboulopoulos can be followed on Twitter here and he has a new consolidated Facebook page he would like you to join here
Saturday, August 21, 2010
So what I'll miss most about summer are the BBQ's, lazy roadtrips, music festivals and Fridays in 'conference' on the patio... What I will not miss? Looking at your toe-jammy feet on your dash while I'm trying to drive, mosquitoes and inappropriate fashions - t-shirts with beaded fringe anyone?
Sunday, Sunday... Strombo Show Day. If you're at home or on the road, why not check out CBC Radio 2 at 8pm for the latest edition of the Strombo Show? Good tunes. Good times.
Meanwhile, The Hour continues repeat-a-palooza. For your viewing pleasure an assortment of encore performances...
Monday August 23rd
King of the Documentaries, Michael Moore incites, entertains and enlightens. Sometimes all at once... his latest, Capitalism : A Love Story, didn`t perform as well as many of his others, but he`s still relevant after many years...
Oscar worthy performances and prolific numbers of quality projects like Prom Night in Mississippi have made Morgan Freeman a staple of American cinema. To me though and most of the 30 and 40 somethings, he`ll always be Easy Reader from the Electric Company!
Friday, August 27th
Monday, August 16, 2010
Happy Birthday George!!!
From The Stroumboulopouli.
And now onto something really old (re-runs...bah!):
This Week on The Hour:
Mon, Aug 16
Singer Meatloaf, actresses Caroline Rhea & Michelle Forbes
Tues, Aug 17
Singer Michael Buble, actress Patricia Clarkson & actor Clive Owen
Wed, Aug 18
Actress Andrea Martin, actors Viggo Mortensen & Michael Douglas
Thur, Aug 19
Authors Richard Dawkins, Chris Hedges and William P. Young
Fri, Aug 20
Bruce Greenwood, comedian Danny Bhoy
& hip-hop group Cypress Hill
Friday, August 06, 2010
Monday, August 9th
Filmmaker Jason Reitman.
Actress Isabella Rossellini.
From the alternative band Jane's Addiction, Perry Farrell.
Tuesday, August 10
NKOTB Joey McIntyre.
Actress Melissa Gilbert.
as well as...actor Louis Ferreira.
Wednesday, August 11
One of the stars of the most excellent CTV drama Flashpoint, actor Enrico Colantoni.
Actor Jamie Farr.
Guitarist and hat enthusiast Slash.
Thursday, August 11
He makes you afraid of the dark (among other things), author Stephen King.
X-Men man Shawn Ashmore.
...as well as actress Anika Noni Rose.
Friday, August 13
Canadian actress Catherine O'Hara.
American actress and film producer Drew Barrymore.
...as well as novelist and essayist Nick Hornby.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
It's called The Pete Zedlacher Show Starring Scott Montgomery ! Two Comics, One Dream, No Clue.
You will recall Pete Zedlacher and Scott Montgomery from the writer's daily skits on The Hour.
I am sure they are among you favourite comedic writers.
If you are going to be in the Toronto area this weekend and would like to see this once in a lifetime event it's at the Comedy Bar 945 Bloor St.W. at 10 pm to 10:30 on Saturday August 7th.
"Tickets are free, so no excuses. Come out so you can brag to your friends down the road 'I saw this show from way before it was ever even made.' Your future friends won't know what that means, so you might have to explain it a bit."
See you there!
Sunday, August 01, 2010
8 pm to Midnight
If true, that is not fair for people that don't have or use the internet. Bonus for the people that can't schedule watching The Hour when it is being broadcast on TV. They can watch all they want of it and more when they have the time.
From what I understand, the numbers of viewers that check out the show's website, http://www.cbc.c a/thehour/ and online content, inspire the innovative direction the show may be taking.
Musician Rufus Wainwright