Latin superstars Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias brought flair and spectacle to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Thursday as the venue welcomed its first concert since the start of the pandemic.

Operators of the arena say it had been 580 days since a live music event played the indoor space, as local COVID-19 precautions prevented mass gatherings for months.

Fans were livin’ la vida loca as Martin delivered some of his biggest hits alongside flamenco dancers and a recorded appearance by Christina Aguilera for the duet Nobody Wants to be Lonely.

Iglesias was second to take the stage, performing his

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  • Artist Bradd Young, who goes by “Salut,” in his Hungerford studio.

After graduating from art school and spending five years honing his artistic style while paying the bills as a restaurant host, Bradd Young has reached a milestone that many artists never hit: he’s making a living making art.

“I was kind of forced into it,” he says, jokingly. “People have just been buying more art during the pandemic.”

Young, 27,

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Come October 9, a new Miss Jamaica World will be crowned but not before you get to know this year’s talented crop of contestants a little better. Find out their likes and dislikes, what ‘Beauty with a purpose’ means to them and how they are fulfilling their childhood aspirations. And because five questions just isn’t enough, enjoy these 15 responses from this year’s top 15.

Khalia Hall, 25, Miss General Food Supermarket.

Who is your role model?

My role model is my mother; she has come from very humble beginnings and has not changed at the core.

Mazika McDermott, Miss

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In the Haudenosaunee development tale, Sky Woman, the daughter of the Fantastic Spirit, descends from the heavens toward a watery environment whose animals, fearing for her security, dredge mud from the bottom of the sea to make the earth expand on the back of a

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“Would you like a see with your food, mademoiselle? Make sure you, stick to me.” That might not be just the script when you step up to the host stand at Eiffel Tower Cafe, but it certainly cannot be far off.

The French restaurant, marginally above the base of the Eiffel Tower at Paris, has impressive sights of the Fountains of Bellagio and of Las Vegas Boulevard. However, a peek at the menu will produce great sights, also, of dishes like smoked salmon steak tartare gradual-braised smoked pork tummy and warm foie gras—and these are just the appetizers. Never fail

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