Remember we told you that the Spice Girls are set to reunite for an epic world tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary next year? Well, there are more exciting news! They're in talk to tour with the Backstreet Boys next year. The Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys may reunite for the ultimate 90s joint tour! OMG! Is this real life???
Backstreet boy AJ McLean, confirms the news in an interview for Rolling Stone magazine: "The Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it’s something we’re still talking about."
Allegedly, Victoria Beckham is not joining the North American tour, but Sporty (Mel C), Baby, and Scary Spice have all admitted discussions are under way for a reunion. By joining forces with the Backstreet boys, they will be able to book massive venues and ultimately make more fans happy. This world tour can also help the artists re-boost their solo careers.
Now let's cross our fingers and hope that this actually happens!
The event name, Sudbest, perfectly captures the goal of the event. Organizers call it the Sud-Ouest's "largest commercial revival initiative," bringing forward as many of the borough's merchants, artists and artisans as possible.
"The Market is intended to be a tailor-made economic stimulus tool for artists and merchants in the Sud-Ouest by giving them a commercial opportunity to promote themselves as part of an event reflecting the neighborhood," said restauranteur Gaelle Cerf, one of the event leaders, in a statement.
At the market, you can expect to find a 100% Quebec wine and cider bar run by the owners of the new convenience store Le Cinq à Sept (Ville-Émard), a bloody caesars bar at Lord William Pub and a "post-pandemic" beer made specially for the event by 4 Origines Microbrewery.
You'll find food trucks, a Perles et Paddock oyster bar, jerk chicken grilled by Boom J, Food'elles and more.
At this month's event, DJ Kelly (Rap Mommies) will be spinning on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. On Sunday, you'll find Jazz St-Henri, 99 Wolves, and ELMNT at the DJ booth.
Fifteen stands are expected at the first Le Sudbest weekend, according to communications coordinator Julie Poulin. But Poulin told MTL Blog there are already 35 kiosks confirmed for the next event on August 28 and 29.
The third and final (for now) Sudbest weekend is scheduled for September 25 and 26.
Entry is free and dogs are allowed on a leash.
Sudbest Neighbourhood Market
Price: Free entry! No cash is accepted on-site (so pay by card or by scanning a QR Code thanks to the CHK PLZ app)
When: From noon to 11 p.m July 31 to August 1, August 28-29 & September 25-26
Address: 40, rue des Seigneurs, Griffintown, Montreal, QC (Behind Arsenal, along the Lachine Canal)
Why You Need To Go: Check out the SudBEST merchants, artists and artisans that the Sud-Ouest has to offer!
The government hopes that this initiative will offer wider exposure to Quebec's myriad of talented music artists and provide them with healthy royalty cheques.
In addition, the ministry has granted $1,115,000 to the Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) to "produce 80 short television and web episodes to give greater visibility to albums and mini-albums released during the pandemic and to the artists who worked on them."
"I am proud that our government is introducing new practices that will make it even more present in our daily lives through the Quebec government," said Roy.
Shauit, Scott Sinquah, the Buffalo Hat Singers, Moe Clark, Geronimo Inutiq, Corey Diabo and Jeremy Dutcher will all be performing.
The event is set to take place at Cabot Square in downtown Montreal, which has been a gathering place for Indigenous people for several decades and is home to the Roundhouse Café, one of Montreal's only Indigenous cafés.
Spectators will have to sit alone and remain seated at all times, and mask-wearing is mandatory. No re-entries are permitted after you've entered the concert site.
The concert is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite or at the reservation tent on-site. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Concert
Price: Free, but reservation is required
When: June 21, 3-7 p.m.
Address: Cabot Square; 2322, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC (corner of Rue Lambert-Closse and Rue Sainte-Catherine O.)
When it comes to spending more time indoors and working from home, making the space you inhabit as comfortable and well-designed as possible is key.
For some, that means living in a central location, being surrounded by breathtaking views or having access to tons of great amenities — or all three.
While it can be challenging to find a place in Montreal that checks all of these boxes, MTL Développement's latest condo project spearheaded by Lalib Al Jundi, La Tour Fides, does just that.
Situated in Quartier des Spectacles, known for its arts and culture scene, La Tour Fides is smack dab in one of Montreal's trendiest neighbourhoods, with the picturesque Old Port and Montreal's downtown core close by.
Each window above the ninth floor of this 19-storey building has an unobstructed view of either the mountain to the north, the river to the south or the city skyline all around.
Along with its stunning views, La Tour Fides is chock-full of amenities including a cinema, heated indoor pool, spa, café, gym and yoga studio.
La Tour Fides also offer Smart Studios, intelligently designed apartments to make living your daily life a breeze. From the TV, music system, and blinds to lighting, heating and alarms, if something can be voice activated in these "next-generation homes," it is.
No more digging around the couch cushions for the remote, just use your voice to turn on your smart TV. Or use a voice command to open the blinds, revealing the stunning skyline without you even getting out of bed.
Plus, you can set a routine that best suits your schedule using the Smart Studios app, putting luxury living literally at your fingertips. Turn on the air-conditioning when you're on your way home so you can return to a chilled haven in summer, or turn the lights off remotely if you realise you'd left them on while out and about.
Each of La Tour Fides' Smart Studio homes is equipped with built-in furnishings made to maximize space and convenience. Transform your desk into a dining table at the end of the day and sit down to a home-cooked meal before revealing the hidden murphy bed when you're ready for a good night's rest.
And if you have visitors, they can experience La Tour Fides too by booking a guest suite of their own. Once they're done admiring the view, you can invite your guests on a tour of nearby Galerie de l'UQAM, the Notre-Dame Basilica and the many shops and restaurants nestled in the area. Afterwards, wind down in La Tour Fides' game room or its on-site cinema.
With over 10,000 square feet of amenities including 24/7 security and concierge services, La Tour Fides might just be the dream home you're looking for.
One- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as penthouses, are currently for sale with down payments ranging from 10 to 35%; exceptionally, they've also got a promotion going on where they will be accepting down payments for 5%.