3,2,1… Go

Another week, another battle.

I listen to Mobb Deep The Infamous album to get meet to a kick-ass mood for this week.

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The International Montreal Jazz Festival will knock on our door in a few days, Lance Stroll has been in the third position of the Baku Circuit. Because of this his young man, another quebecers is making his mark on the F1 circuit again and I have a feeling that he will make some big waves this young gentleman.

Lance Stroll

Oh and I forgot to add that British Vogue is welcoming the new Editor-in-Chief Mr. Edward Enningul. From I-D magazine, Vogue Italia to British Vogue, I have a little feeling that British Vogue will get a makeover and I couldn’t be happier. He was a big part of the incredible Black Issue at Vogue Italia and he is not a afraid to break some barriers with class of course. The best is yet to come. Congratulations Sir Enningul.

Emmanuel Enninful

You must wonder she start by talking about the International Montreal Jazz fest and now she is talking about the first male EIC of one of the biggest fashion bible in our time, where is she going with all of this?

Elementary my dear Watson, it will be the few post I will do write about this week. And I have a surprise for you. Just the fact that the Jazz Fest will rock our world for two weeks with incredible artists in on of the most magical city in the world, I just feel like I’m in heaven.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

A Chronicle interview with a really incredible, smart, charismatic, funny and genuine artist that you will like and his music is the perfect soundtrack for every occasion in a day. I will give you as a hint that he is from Montreal. Hmm, I know, it’s not enough.

You won’t get disappointed my Chronicle followers.

Everything in slow motion

http://www.vogue.co.uk

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/fr-CA/Programmation/Concerts

Everlasting Light

What a weekend in Montreal.

The weather was fantastic, The FrancoFolies Festival started and rocked the city. We are lucky that it will still be at the Quartier des Spectacles until June 18th.

The FrancoFolies Website

You know I will talk about the  F1.

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Lewis Hamilton

We are the best crowd for every occasion. The best there is!

The Crowd

F1 for life 

On a sad note, this weekend, a legend left us. Mr. Adam West was my first and most memorable Batman.

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Everyday on the TVAchannel  at 1 pm during the summer vacation, I was there in front of my tv to watch at the same batchannel and battime my favorite Cape Crusader. BING, BANG, POW!

How can we not remember Batman dance  moves. It is still on that day my got to go rocking this dance floor move.

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And he was my favorite Mayor.

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Ok, he was a little neurotic as a mayor but damn, Adam West has one wicked sense of humor.

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We must be so grateful for all those wonderful memories that our loved ones left us.

This week on the C, I will talk about the FrancoFolies for sure, the NBA finals, this week Maestro and everything in between.

Hope to see you at the same Chronicle time and Chronicle channel.

Toudoulou

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50 ans ça se fête avec le Grand Prix F1 du Canada

50 ans, ça se fête.

Mes parents et mon frère m’ont toujours parlé depuis un très jeune âge de Gilles Villeneuve comme en étant un grand des grands. Le nom de Villeneuve résonne à mes oreilles avec admiration comme le nom de Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau, Pélé, Maradona et Senna (je suis une Senna girl pour la vie).

La fois que j’ai pris mes patins pour patiner la piste Gilles Villeneuve pendant une journée pédagogique en 1997, j’ai pris un moment pour penser à cet grand homme et à ce moment si spécial que j’ai passé toute seule et j’étais très sereine.

Je ne conduisais pas une voiture de course durant cette journée mais je patinais en pensant que tout était possible pour cette jeune fille de 14 ans.

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En 1987,  j’étais la petite soeur qui suivait tous les faits et gestes de son grand frère, le dimanche matin, je pouvais m’asseoir à côté de lui avec mon bol de Kellogg Cornflakes et mes yeux fixés devant notre télévision en regardant notre idole Senna et Prost sans dire un mot.

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Stewart, Hunt, Villeneuve, Senna, Prost, Shumacher, Hill, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, Alonso, Vettel, Ricciardo et Hamilton pour en citer que quelques-uns nous ont donné des palpitations durant 50 ans de sensations fortes à Montréal.

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Hier, j’ai eu la chance d’assister aux essais libres et de prendre quelques clichés pour le Chronicle d’aujourd’hui. Je tiens du plus profond du coeur à remercier Éric Gagnon pour son geste et sa générosité.

Montréal est une ville de la F1 sans aucun doute.

La compétition sera féroce demain si on  se fie à la séance de qualification d’aujourd’hui.

Ça me fait un petit pincement au coeur que Nico Rosberg a pris sa retraite. Rosberg a une classe hors-pair. Il a une retraite bien mérité.

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Damon Hill est une autre légende que j’admire énormément que je mets dans mon équipe de rêve avec Senna, Villeneuve, Stewart, Prost, Rosberg. Ces hommes avaient plus que le goût de gagner. Un livre à lire est l’autobiographie de Damon Hill! Un must!

Damon Hill

Il avait le coeur complètement dédié pour ce sport si dangereux. L’humilité est une très belle qualité et pour moi, chacun de ces hommes le cultivaient sur la piste et à l’extérieur de la piste.

La petite fille de 4 ans s’émerveille constamment en suivant ce beau sport 30 ans plus tard. Les Bottas, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Raikkonen et Vettel de ce monde font que ma tension artérielle s’élève durant ces courses endiablées.

50 ans de la F1 dans une des plus belles villes du monde.

Voici comment bien débuter un été qui sera chaud en couleur dans la métropole. Voici quelques-uns de mes plus beaux clichés de cette belle journée.

Mercedes

Chronicle

Demain sera un autre jour.

https://www.formula1.com

Eric Gagnon Instagram

 

 

 

Every breaking waves

And your voice will be heard.

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President Obama was in town yesterday for an very anticipated Montrealer crowd.

His easy-going approach, his charismatic smile and his wit make him the man you want to have a beer with and talk about anything. From the NBA playoffs to the climate change.

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I do miss his slow jams news on Jimmy Fallon.

I won’t talk or should I say write about politics today but I wasn’t born when President Kennedy was giving one of the most inspiring speak of all time with this message don’t ask what your country can do but ask what you can do for your country.

President Obama is one of my inspiration for his intelligence, his charismatic interlocutor skills and his values. His speech yesterday was very Obamaesque.

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I won’t spill the beans about it for the ones that didn’t have the chance to see it but thank you YouTube. I think it is on YouTube.

I enjoy hearing intelligent people being the great storytellers of our time.

Dr. Jane Goodall, Michelle Obama, Justin Trudeau, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Angelina Jolie, Jack Schlossberg, Common and Martine St-Victor are a few of my favorite interlocutors of today.

They are the game changer of tomorrow.

I am a big believer of being a pacific person and that we should have interest in every aspect of life to understand ourselves better.

https://www.obama.org

https://www.jfklibrary.org

Martine St-Victor Kanpe Profile

https://janegoodall.ca

Sheryl Sandberg Inc.com interview

Let’s make some waves!

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Maestro Nagano The Great

You must wonder who’s in my eyes are the maestros of this world.

One this series that I will publish every Thursday, I will talk about one of them that are bringing or brought their magical touch in different area such as music, arts, science, .

Is it a deal? Alright then, let’s get started

Today my first one is in my eyes, the best Maestro (in the real term of the word) of our generation.

Kent Nagano in action

I present you Sir Kent Nagano of the Montreal Symphony Orhestra.

This maestro has accomplish so many things and he is one of the best maestro of our century.

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My heart just melted when I learn with the OSM, they are offering the possibility to the children to learn playing piano, violin, cello and others musical instruments and they offered those instrument and the facility in their school to learn it.

This beautiful project I s in the neighborhood where I grew up and it will be free.

It’s not the most prosper of the neighborhood in Montreal but it’s a resilient one. I’m sincerely so grateful and so happy. Tears are coming out of my eyes while I write to sentences.

La musique aux enfants

For me, who had the chance of starting playing piano because of my preschool teacher with her piano in the middle of the room, I couldn’t resist it. Thank you Aunt Lucy!

My first piano recital

It’s a magical experience seeing and hearing this magnificent orchestra from Montreal.

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They are doing so much for the community and they have the ability to make you dream while they are playing with passion while Maestro Nagano is the captain on board.

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Today, I will play the album Beethoven (my favorite composer right after JS Bach) Symphonies  No.1 to 7 of Kent Nagano and the OSM. Music to my ears.

Captain Nagano

Thank you Maestro Nagano and the entire OSM team for the beautiful music and for what you are bringing and teaching to the children of the northside of Montreal.

I am forever grateful for this gesture.

http://kentnagano.com

 

 

Norah

To the lucky ones that will see Norah Jones tonight at the Place des Arts, I envy you.

Oh yes, I do!

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This is how you kick out one of the greatest Festival in the world. I’m talking about the FIJM. The nine times Grammys winner will enchanted the Montreal crowd tonight.

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It will be a hell of a show in this beautiful city I call home. From her debut album Come Away with Me to Day Breaks that I have the pleasure to listen to it on rotation on my Iphone.

Little Broken Hearts is still one of my favorite albums of all time. It was really different than her previous albums and I love her audacity that she shown in this album. Day Breaks is nice way to comeback to he Come Away with Me vibe.

Norah Jones have music into her blood and listening to her and watching playing piano and sometimes guitar, you just know she was made to be an incredible artist. Yes, she is the daughter of the great Ravi Shankar and her mother is Sue Jones but Norah Jones is her own woman.

She have her own style and I really like that she went to study Jazz Piano at the university and she got a degree with a major in Jazz piano. Beauty and Brain! If you have the chance to watch her tribute to Chris Cornell, please do. Oh wait, I will put the link to the video. It’s a really nice hommage to this great artist and really we do miss him with our broken hearts.

Norah Jones tribute to Chris Cornell

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Tonight, I will play her albums and wishing I was at the PDA.

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Have a good show everyone!

http://www.norahjones.com

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Phenomenal Montreal

At last, we are seeing a big blue sky in Montreal. I’m walking on the streets like I was AJ Styles in a very feminine but still badass way.

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Everyone seem happy and the city is again alive!

We are getting closer to the festivals season. My favorite time (after the NFL season) of the year. Again, Bing, sing it for us.

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It’s actually a good time to be in town. The Francofolies, the International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laugh Festival, the F1, the FE and everything in between will spicy up the city and we will go crazy all summer long.

You can hang out in the Little Italy and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables at Marché Jean-Talon. You just feel the european vibe when you are shopping there. This nice picture was taken by a talented friend of mine F.R.

Marché Jean-Talon

Credits to FR

I’m in love with my city since birth (after my mamma, papy and big bro of course). And I’m very proud to be from the Northside.

It’s Leonard Cohen sanctuary, The Impact and The Carabins of UdeM playground (I’m a very proud UdeM supporter).

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It is Arcade Fire city! One of the greatest band of all time.

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Oh and of course, P.K. Subban home! I cannot not mention our dear P.K.

The magician

My dream would be PK celebrating here with the Stanley Cup at the Montreal Children Hospital! Bring the cup here Superman.

P.K. Collection at PKSubban.com

 

PK the Great

375 years old today  and this city is still as young as ever. Even our mayor is celebrating with the greatest Kompa band.

We are proud to be Montrealers for life. And we have every reason to be.

Montreal my darling, you are still wonderful.

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