Brooklyn Beckham holding art exhibition for Grenfell 

Brooklyn Beckham will donate all of the proceeds from his upcoming art exhibition to children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The son of David and Victoria Beckham, 18 – who released his debut photography book, What I See, last week – will launch a private viewing at Christie’s in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday, which will display 24 photographs from the book.

Full story at: Brooklyn Beckham holding art exhibition for Grenfell | Daily Mail Online

Art used to improved patient experience at pediatrician 

Art teacher Amy Brauer brought a group of her students to paint murals and inside the waiting room and exam rooms of the pediatric office at Erlanger’s Dodson Community Health Center.

I absolutely love this!

For years I’ve said that art should be filling many of the stressful environments of life – schools, nursing homes, hospitals, etc.  And the fact that this was done by a teacher with her art class? – perfect!

We need a lot more of this type of public art in our communities.

Read full story at: Art used to improved patient experience at pediatrician | WTVC

This Groundbreaking Comics Shop Owner Wants To Help Writers and Artists Break Into the Industry

Ariell Johnson made history in 2015 with her Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, becoming the first black woman to open a comics shop on the East Coast. Now, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, Johnson has her sights set on changing the comics industry from the ground up.

Read at:  This Groundbreaking Comics Shop Owner Wants To Help Writers and Artists Break Into the Industry

‘Take Two Songs and Call Me in the Morning’: How Music Might Be Your Next Prescription Drug | Outside Online

In 2013, this question spurred Ketki Karanam, former head of product design at Nokia, biologist Marko Ahtisaari, and postdoc student Yadid Ayzenberg to lay the groundwork for the Sync Project, a Boston-based company whose main goal is to develop music as precision medicine. For the past two years, Sync has been spearheading various studies that look at the connection between music and the mind. The company has collaborated with advisers from Berklee College of Music, MIT Media Lab, and Spotify to gather dat

Source: ‘Take Two Songs and Call Me in the Morning’: How Music Might Be Your Next Prescription Drug | Outside Online

Canada police investigate theft of mummified human toe served in drinks | World news | The Guardian

For more than 40 years the Downtown hotel in Dawson City has served up the sourtoe cocktail, a shot of whisky with a blackened toe – nail and all – bobbing inside. Those who manage to touch the gnarled, severed toe to their lips earn a certificate. On Saturday a customer took it one step further, allegedly making off with the wrinkled digit after swallowing his drink. “We are furious,” said Terry Lee of the hotel. “Toes are very hard to come by.”

Stay interesting Canada 🙂

Source: Canada police investigate theft of mummified human toe served in drinks | World news | The Guardian

 

UPDATE:  Thief returned the toe with an apology!  (Of course they did, it is CANADA after all!)  🙂

Read about the return here:  http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/23/Stolen-toe-used-in-cocktail-returned-to-Canadian-hotel-with-apology/2111498224066/

Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

After an argument with the powers-that-be over a Toyota contract valued at roughly six million dollars, McCormick was told that his services were no longer needed.

“The possibility of having that amount of money made me a nutcase,” he says. “I was just no good. I thought, ‘Is that what this is gonna end up being? I’m gonna be a weirdo that no one wants to be around for some stupid soundscapes and jingles?’ I tried real hard, and then I failed real hard.”

Never hesitate to change direction when you feel you need to.

Source: Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post

Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.

Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.

When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.

I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.

I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P

 

 

Source: Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post