Just a few days before she played her first live show in over a year, jazz musician Bonnie Northgraves took in the sights at one of the stages for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Workers set up fencing, lighting and sound equipment. But there was one thing that really caught her eye.

“Just walking in here and seeing the seats — I had a swelling of my heartstrings,” Northgraves said on Wednesday. “When I got the email that this festival was going ahead, I was just jubilated, overjoyed.”

Before the pandemic, the vintage jazz-inspired artist played up to five shows

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First taste of stardom

Britney Spears, 16, catapults to the top of global pop charts with her debut single …Baby One More Time.

Image caption The teenage Spears generated both controversy and a loyal fandom

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More than 20 years later, her debut album of the same name remains the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

Personal struggles burst into public view

Spears is hounded by the press amid a tumultuous custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline, allegations that she is an unfit mother and questions about her mental health.

Spears was often pictured fleeing from tabloid photographers
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First taste of stardom

Britney Spears, 16, catapults to the top of global pop charts with her debut single …Baby One More Time.

Image caption The teenage Spears generated both controversy and a loyal fandom

Image copyright by Getty Images

More than 20 years later, her debut album of the same name remains the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

Personal struggles burst into public view

Spears is hounded by the press amid a tumultuous custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline, allegations that she is an unfit mother and questions about her mental health.

Spears was often pictured fleeing from tabloid photographers
Image caption
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Christopher Melcher: That was a surprise from the testimony on Wednesday – that it wasn’t in a closed session. I was hoping, for Britney’s sake, that the court docket would close the courtroom to the general public, mainly because the mother nature of this conservatorship is remarkably particular. It involves medical difficulties, psychological health and fitness issues, conflict with her father. I really don’t consider it is healthier for Britney to have all that facts blasted out in general public and to be critiqued and repeated.

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Iconic anchor Katty Kay had her final working day at the BBC on Thursday, marking virtually 30 several years of support at the broadcaster

She tweeted: Large day for me today. I very first reported for the BBC in Zimbabwe in 1990. Now I’m stating fantastic bye. @BBCWorld has been a fantastic put to call residence, which is why it took me so extended to leave!

The presenter used the past five a long time along with Christian Fraser on the programme Over and above 100 Times

It begun off as a temporary established up, analyzing Donald Trump’s 1st 100

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For followers of online video games, it definitely does not get superior than HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, a venue that welcomes avid gamers of all ages for all kinds of movie sport motion, and lately the arena celebrated its 100th Saturday Night time Speedway match, in which players go head-to-head at Mario Kart.

If you have never ever competed in or witnessed this event, it is genuinely a earth-course manufacturing, with 30 multi-use cameras finding all the motion, which include robotic, pole-cam, handhelds and POV four studio manage rooms with 30-plus generation stations and professional audio, online video

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