Category Archives: Environment

Samaritan News 10 Pack: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, More

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

I continue to contribute to charity ‘n’ entertainment news site Samaritanmag.

Here are some of the news I did for them in the spring:

Hot Docs Giving Away $200,000 Worth of Tickets to Students, Seniors and New Canadians

15th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival To Feature Five Female Directors

Hip Hop Artist Emmanuel Jal Among Winners Of 2018 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent

Jay-Z Tells Letterman Trump is Great For America and Explains Why

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Proceeds To Help Combat HIV/AIDS In Africa

Crowdfunding Campaign for Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Bus Crash Victims Tops $5 Million

Lady Gaga’s Foundation Selects Five Schools to Receive Financial Gift to Improve Mental Health Programs

6 Things You Need To Know About March For Our Lives and Where the 839 Rallies Are Taking Place

Malala Yousafzai Promotes Girls’ Education, Offers Solutions, on Letterman Netflix Episode

John Oliver-Connected Satirical Children’s Book to Benefit AIDS, LGBTQ-Related Causes


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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Tech Donations, More


Here are some of the stories I did for the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag awhile back:

Watch and Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspired Me Too-Related Golden Globe Speech

Powered By Love Book Focusing On African Grandmothers Being Used To Combat AIDS

#DonateTech Campaign Seeks Radios, Fax Machines, Phones, Computers & More

Candy Crush Saga Games Team With (RED) To Fight AIDS

Bruce Springsteen “Land of Hope & Dreams” T-Shirt Supports Why Hunger

Vegas Strong Benefit Concert To Feature The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Boyz II Men

Stevie Nicks, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez Memorabilia Part Of MusiCares Holiday Auction

Shana Falana on New Song and Video: ‘This is about as political as I get’

New WWF Canada CEO Says Addressing Loss Of Wildlife Will Be Top Priority

Five Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac, More

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Here’s a batch of news stories I wrote for the charitably-minded Samaritanmag entertainment site this past summer:

Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Rush’s Geddy Lee and More Raise $325,000 For Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Kanye West Gives Paralyzed Fan Gift, Calls Him An “Inspiration”

Fleetwood Mac to Be 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year

Shania Twain Offers Perks with Album Pre Orders for Her Kids Can Charity

Nashville Acts Band Together For Anti-Trump, Pro-Planned Parenthood Compilation

Toronto International Film Festival Launches Five Year Commitment to Female Filmmakers

Indian City Song Addresses Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

Beyonce, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar Items Part of New MusiCares Auction

New Shawnee Song “Warrior Heart” to Support We Matter Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Bet Smith’s “Fires, Fires, Fires” Song Helps Muskoka Conservancy

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rihanna, Disobedience Awards, More

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

In the latest batch of news stories I wrote for charitable entertainment site Samaritanmag Rihanna gets a humanitarian award, a thousand days of protest songs are declared and disobedience is rewarded.

Check them out:

Are You Disobedient for the Good of Society? Nominations Open for $250K USD Award

Honey Nut Cheerios Free Seed Campaign Launched to Protect Bees

Staples Gives Almost $200k to Five Canadian Charities

March Is Music Therapy Awareness Month

Rihanna Gets Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award

Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Items Part Of Grammy Foundation Auction

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

Guess Who’s Protest Song Enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

What Is The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)?

Former Great Big Sea’s Séan McCann To Perform At National Music Centre for Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Madonna, Prince Harry, U2, More

Madonna marches on Washington.

Madonna marches on Washington.

Here are some of the news stories I wrote for charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag in January:

Read Madonna’s Women’s March on Washington Speech

Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples Release Charity Song To Support American Civil Liberties Union

Watch Video: Prince Harry Visits Botswana, Signs on to Help Protect Rhinos

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Allan Waters Humanitarian Award At Juno Awards

U2 Private Concert, Tea With Bono and Julia Roberts Raffled Off to Support AIDS Charity

9 Civil Rights Museums To Visit For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hockey Team to Honour The Tragically Hip, Auction Custom Jerseys for Gord Downie Fund

What Is The Committee to Protect Journalists Meryl Streep Mentioned At Golden Globes?

KIND Foundation Gives $1.1 Million USD To Seven People Doing Good

Little Big Town to Help Launch Music in Our Schools Tour

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Tom Petty, Afghan Whigs, More

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of recent news pieces:

Tom Petty To Be Named MusiCares Person of the Year

7 Songs For Remembrance Day

Billy Talent Drum Kit Being Auctioned Off For MS Charity

Afghan Whigs to Perform Two Benefit Concerts For Guitarist with Inoperable Cancer

Stephen Colbert, Rob Lowe, Pearl Jam, and More Ramping Up #GoVote Campaign

Macklemore Talks ‘Drug Dealer’ And Opioid Addiction In WE Day Toronto Video

Eminem’s New Freestyle Has Social Justice Elements

Arnold Palmer’s Giving Legacy To Live On With Arnie’s Army Foundation

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund To Further Reconciliation Efforts

International Day Of The Girl Theme Not Very Exciting but Crucial

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TIFF 2016: ‘Salt And Fire’ Is Werner Herzog’s Complicated Environmental Film

Salt And Fire

Salt And Fire

One of the more confounding films Sarah saw at the Toronto International Film Festival this year was Werner Herzog’s maybe environmental kidnap drama Salt And Fire.

Says Sarah, “Fans of his unique style and humor will find much to enjoy in Salt and Fire, even if the film does lack some proper cohesion.”

To read her whole review head over to Consequence Of Sound by clicking here.

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