World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. To stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action, United Nations chose the 5th of June as a day to commemorate it.
Within the UAE and the region, it is the Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF or EWS-WWF that work with people and institutions to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives.
blend (blnd) v. blend·ed – To create a harmonious effect
Blended is another Dubai’s music festival to bring harmonious mixture of music styles whether you are a fan of blues, roots, jazz, soul or folk.
This will be a two-day annual live music extravaganza, and will kick-off on Thursday 1st May with Australian musical legend Xavier Rudd. To join Xavier on this first day are Aloe Blacc, who truly bridges the gap between pop music and a folk/soul fusion, and Joss Stone for a headlining set, famed for her gravelly but lustrous vocals.
Day 2 – 2nd May – brings a blend of Jazz and Rock-and-Roll by the most highly anticipated musical pairing of Diana Krall and Elvis Costello. What makes Blended more special for Diana and Elvis? This is the first time ever that they are performing together on stage. For a mix of classic soul and folk, we can listen to Irish-English singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre, known for his eerie vocals and guitar playing.
Blended is an all seated event with a range of ticket categories to suit all budgets.
Admission: From Dhs350-Dhs1,500.
Date: Thursday May 1 6pm-2am and Friday May 2 4pm-2am.
Venue: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Itunes offer a Free Download of ‘Lift your spirit’ – the title track from Aloe Blacc’s new album. Visit this link for downloading instructions.
Movie Under the Stars
Directed By: Nick Cassavetes
Director Nick Cassavetes collaborates with screenwriter Jeremy Leven (The Notebook) for this drama about a pair of parents who resort to unorthodox methods in order to save their young daughter’s life, only to find their decision coming back to haunt them in a manner neither could have ever foreseen.
Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian (Jason Patric) are coasting through life with their young son and daughter when tragedy threatens to tear the family apart. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents’ ability to find a compatible bone marrow donor. Desperate to save their daughter’s life at any cost, Sara and Brian conceive another child in hopes that the baby will be a genetic match. But that decision raises a series of moral and ethical questions that rapidly begin to erode the foundation of the once-happy couple’s relationship. Incensed upon learning that she was brought into this world for the singular purpose of prolonging the life of her ailing older sister, the young girl (Abigail Breslin) ultimately decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Joan Cusack co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi