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Compass with Chantell Foss is a 5 Rhythms workshop that will be offered in Kelowna on March 17, 18 and 19th, 2017.

5Rhythms® is a transformative movement practice that includes - and transcends - dance. Free, improvised movement becomes meditation, and medicine for our experiences of life. No background in dance or meditation traditions is required. As long as you’re breathing and interested in moving any amount, there’s a place for you in this dance.

The theme of Compass is particularly apt in the current climate we live in: Where do you find yourself, in the landscape of your life? What direction is your compass pointing?

In Compass, participants will use the maps and magnetisms of 5Rhythms to track themselves down. They will consult their own bodies' knowing to turn themselves in the direction of the next breath, the next move.  Many 5Rhythms students have the experience of their discoveries on the dance floor seeping into their lives “out there”. 

Chantell Foss has danced 5Rhythms for 10 years, becoming a teacher in 2014. She uses 5Rhythms to turn toward life, instead of away. Drawing from her wrestling matches with life’s preciousness and torment, she holds 5Rhythms practice with the intention to be of aid in our mutual progress. As 5Rhythms teacher, accredited yoga teacher, and trained Council Facilitator, she witnesses and invests in others' movement toward their own wakefulness, aliveness, and unique abilities to grow and serve.

This is the fourth 5Rhythms® workshop to take place in Kelowna. Previous offerings have attracted dancers from as far away as California, Calgary and Boston.

The Friday night session of Compass from 6:30pm - 9:30pm is open for drop-in and for people to check out what 5Rhythms is all about. The full workshop continues Saturday, March 18th 11am - 6pm and Sunday, March 19th from 11am - 5pm. No previous experience is necessary for this workshop. All sessions will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna. Friday drop-in is $35 early-bird / $45. Full workshop rate: $165 early bird / $195. Early bird pricing ends Feb 26th. To register, please visit lotusrock.ca


Nick Cannon sued

Nick Cannon has been hit with a $1.7 million lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea for his N'credible mobile app .

Enrico Taylor has filed legal documents claiming he met Nick in 2015 to discuss his digital talent search company I Discover Stars. He alleged the comedian stopped communicating with him and months later, Nick launched N'credible, which helped him discover amateur talent for him to manage.

Taylor claims Nick stole his idea and his venture failed so now Taylor is having difficulty scoring funding for his enterprise, which he reportedly used to help to help music mogul Bryan 'Birdman' Williams find talent for Cash Money Records in 2014.

In a video to TMZ.com, Taylor described their alleged meeting and how keen Nick was on the project and getting the funding in place, but soon afterwards, "He blocked all communication from me. Five months later, he goes on Instagram with something similar to what I had Birdman do... instead of Cash Money Records this time, it was to get on his TV show Wild 'n Out."

Wild 'n Out is a sketch and improvisational comedy series created by Nick which has been running on and off since 2005.

"He literally ripped my idea so it looks like I'm ripping his," Taylor alleged. "I never thought he would steal from me, so that hurt... I can't sit back and allow this to happen so that's why I'm suing him. I couldn't get contact with him any other way. Now you have no choice, see me in court."

Taylor is suing for damages of $1.75 million, according to the site.

In January 2016, Nick posted an Instagram video promoting the project in which he said, "I'm getting a crazy response to casting Wild 'n Out right now, we doing it real big so I need y'all to download that N'credible app, post a video, if you're a comedian, a model or whatever it is..."

James Blunt pays tribute

James Blunt has paid an emotional tribute to his "American mother" Carrie Fisher.

The 42-year-old You're Beautiful hitmaker has opened up about his unlikely friendship with the Star Wars icon, with whom he lived while making his debut album in Los Angeles back in 2003.

"My first album was called Back to Bedlam because I lived in a madhouse with her," he told British newspaper The Sunday Times. "She put a cardboard cutout of herself as (Princess) Leia outside my room, with her date of birth and date of death on her forehead. I'm trying to remember what the date was, because it was around now - and I remember thinking it was too soon."

Reports suggest James even recorded one his songs, Goodbye My Lover, in Carrie's bathroom.

The singer was so close to the actress he asked her to be godmother to his son.

"The saddest thing is that my son will never get to know someone I thought was the most special person," he explained. "Fisher was my American mother, and a real inspiration."

Carrie suffered a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles on 23 December, and died four days later at the UCLA Medical Center, aged 60. "She went out with a bang, as she was back in movies. Maybe it was a great time to go," James added.

"Sweet dreams, darling @carrieffisher. I'm gonna miss you. So much," he posted on Twitter when news broke of the Star Wars icon's death.

Carrie's friendship with James extended to the red carpet and she took him as her date to the U.K. premiere of The Force Awakens in December, 2015. She joked she only brought him along because he walked her dogs.

Shia LaBeouf relocates

Shia LaBeouf has relocated his Donald Trump art installation protest to New Mexico.

The 30-year-old Transformers star joined forces with artistic collaborators Luke Turner and Nastja Sade Ronkko to launch the four-year art project HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US on 20 January " the day Trump was inaugurated into office as the 45th President of the United States.

The interactive installation based outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York featured a live-stream broadcast where people were encouraged to face the camera to state "he will not divide us."

LaBeouf was arrested the day after the art installation launched, following allegations he had assaulted a 25-year-old man at the site of the project. He was charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation and is due in court on 7 April.

Following his arrest, the Museum of the Moving Image cancelled the art installation on 10 February, calling it an "ongoing public safety hazard".

And on Saturday, LaBeouf and his collaborators announced they had moved their anti-Trump project to the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, slamming their former venue and its "lack of judgement".

"Their evident lack of commitment to the project is damning," a statement read on LaBeouf's website. "From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing of our piece as a political rally, rather than as a participatory performance artwork resisting the normalization of division.

"In fact, the museum demonstrated a spectacular lack of judgement - and courtesy to us as artists - by neglecting to consult us when they staged a political rally at the site of our artwork on January 29, 2017."

The statement concluded, "It is our understanding that the museum bowed to political pressure in ceasing their involvement with our project... It is clear, therefore, that the Museum of the Moving Image is not fit to speak of our intent as artists."

Julie Andrews recalls stunt

Julie Andrews was involved in a dangerous stunt that went wrong while filming classic Disney movie Mary Poppins.

The 81-year-old actress was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when she recalled her days on the set of the 1964 Oscar-winning film, which starred Andrews as the singing magical nanny employed to look after two children in London.

Revealing the studio required the stars to do all their own stunts at the very end of filming so they didn't injure themselves and have to leave the shoot, she joked, "If I'd had an accident I would've been disposable after that."

An incredulous Colbert asked Andrews exactly what stunts she needed to perform on the children's movie, and the actress recalled a particularly dangerous day of filming, which required her to be on wires for the iconic scene in which Mary Poppins is seen flying across the London skies with her umbrella.

"It was the end of filming, and I was in this excruciatingly painful harness, and I was hanging around up there for the longest time, with the umbrella," she explained. "I felt myself, after hanging around up there, I thought I felt the wire drop about six inches. So, I thought, 'Oh gosh, to have an accident at the end of the (film) like this'... I was very nervous, and very tired."

Worried she was about to fall from a great height onto the stage, she asked the crew to make sure she was taken care of.

"So, I shouted down, 'Excuse me! When you do let me down, could you let me down really gently, because I felt myself slip, and I don't feel too safe up here'. And, when they let me down... I plummeted to the stage. There was an awful silence, and I did let fly with a few Anglo-Saxon four-letter words," she laughed.

Andrews was on the show to promote her new educational series Julie's Greenroom, which is due to premiere on Netflix in March.

Lana Del Rey teases music

Lana Del Rey has sparked rumors of new music by having a series of mysterious posters installed around Los Angeles.

A fan site has been tweeting photos of the posters which popped up around the city on Friday, with the images showing the Born to Die singer advertising a visual project called Love.

Lana, who hasn't released an album since Honeymoon in 2015, also registered a new song called Young & In Love recently, and it's been speculated the two are linked.

It was previously reported Young & In Love has been co-written with Born to Die collaborator Emile Haynie, Summertime Sadness songwriter Rick Nowels and Katy Perry producer Benny Blanco. And it is also claimed the music video for the new track was produced by Rich Lee, who has worked with Eminem, Maroon 5 and will.i.am.

Lana, real name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, previously told NME.com she was under no pressure from her record label to put out another album quickly.

"I do have early thoughts about what I'd like to do with (the album)," she said last year. "My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don't have that pressure. I'm just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind. That's enough for me."

The 31-year-old singer will also be performing at the Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway, in August, alongside Mac DeMarco and MO. She will also play the first Lollapalooza Paris, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pixies and The Weeknd in July.

Lana also appeared on The Weeknd's Starboy album, singing on Stargirl Interlude and co-writing and performing backing vocals on Party Monster.

Mariah confirms romance

Mariah Carey has officially confirmed reports she's dating her backup dancer Brian Tanaka.

The singer and her new man have been inseparable ever since the end of her engagement to billionaire ex James Packer late last year, and for the first time in an interview she has referred to Tanaka as her boyfriend.

Asked to talk about the rumored romance in an Associated Press chat on Wednesday after posting a shot of herself and the dancer drinking champagne in a bathtub on Valentine's Day, the superstar said, "I really don't talk about my personal life, because that's what I used to do and it really worked for a minute, back, a while ago. I just don't feel comfortable talking about my personal life... Me and my boyfriend don't want to do that."

It's the first time she has referred to Brian as her boyfriend.

Since splitting from Packer, she has been on vacation with the dancer and he has been regularly featured on her docu-series Mariah's World.

He will now be getting ready to join the singer on tour as she hits the road with Lionel Richie next month. The North American tour will run until 27 May.

The new couple will be joined by Carey's twins, Moroccan and Monroe, from her marriage to Nick Cannon.

"Roc and Roe do get to come," she said. "They love to go onstage and actually they are very musical already. They have their school, and they have their teacher. They are doing really well but they don't love the school, let's just put it that way. But they are happy when they get to go with me on tour and there's other kids there, too, so it's good."

Snak the ripper in Vernon

Vancouver based rapper and cult icon Snak The Ripper makes his return to Vernon Saturday, Feb 18th at Status Nightclub in Vernon. Snak who has created a huge following here in the Okanagan and always draws a large crowd has come off two massive albums, White Dynamite which spent almost 3 weeks at #2 on iTunes HipHop/Rap Charts and sold nearly 10,000 digital albums and over 22,000 singles) followed by the release of From The Dirt which which dropped shortly after a heated dispute with fellow Canadian rapper Mad Child. The beef lead to the two artists writing numerous dis tracks about each other with Snak winning the battle, pushing him to the  forefront of the rap game and propelling his record label and artists to new heights. 
Snak represents the true underdog story, from homeless and struggling with drug addiction to cult phenomenon/ record label owner / entrepreneur.

Snak the Ripper raps with a voice as ugly and honest as his material. With multiple tours under his belt and popularity spanning across the globe, Snak has shared a stage with notable artists such as Macklemore, Raekwon, Classified, and Tech N9ne to name a few and heads off on another European tour in the coming months. Future plans also include writing a book, as many of his stores and experiences aren't considered suitable for the media.

Truthful to a fault, his music scrapes the rock bottom of human nature to offer a rare glimpse into the ugly underbelly of our celebrity-obsessed society. Once a relatively unknown West Coast emcee, he's now a name known across the globe.

With millions of views on YouTube, tours on tours and support slots with some of the industry most recognized rappers, his stunning rise to cult icon coincided with a life and death struggle with drug abuse. Clinging to music as he struggled to get himself clean, he released “ The Ripper ” in 2007 and sold 2,000 copies online and at live shows. His next album “ Sex Machine ,” (2009 Camobear Records) has sold over 10,000 copies digitally, and been downloaded way more than that.

Also, performing is the versatile and high skilled Scuba Steve with 13th Floor and one of Stealth Bomb's newest additions, Junk. Since the age of 13, Junk has been seasoning his pen game and making his mark on the under-belly of the West Coast rap game. His latest album titled I.A.N ( I'm am no one) is his most well rounded and honest bodied work to date. Junk capped off 2016 with the release of his Snak The Ripper-directed video, “Saved Me.” The song, which also features Snak, was produced by AllRounda with cuts by DJ Abel. The video comes in support of Junk’s album, I.A.N.which was released back in April. You can find it on iTunes, Spotify and other sources.
Tickets available at the Downtown Internet Lounge - Vernon, BC
Online tickets available at: http://13thfloorent.com/collections/events/products/snak-the-ripper

We also are offering our hotel deal which is as follows. 


13th Floor has partnered with Fairfield Inn & Suites Vernon to accommodate our out-of-town guests. Use the promo code "13th" when reserving over the phone at (250) 260-7829.

Marc Anthony settlement

Marc Anthony will reportedly pay ex-wife Shannon de Lima $10,000 a month for the next three years as part of their divorce settlement.

The singer's divorce from Venezuelan model Shannon was signed off by Judge Sarah Zabel in four minutes and 15 seconds on Monday.

Neither Marc or Shannon attended the Miami court for the case, but the musician is said to have spoken to the judge in a brief telephone call.

According to Spanish entertainment show El Gordo y La Flaca, Marc has agreed to pay Shannon alimony of $360,000, unless she remarries before the end of the three years.

The former couple began legal proceedings to end their two-year union in December, and had been expected to sign off on the paperwork to make the split official in January, but the process was put on hold as lawyers for both parties failed to show for a court hearing in Miami.

Marc was previously married to Jennifer Lopez, the mother of his eight-year-old twins Max and Emme, and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, with whom he shares teenage sons Cristian and Ryan. Marc is also dad to 22-year-old actress Ariana from his relationship with Debbie Rosado.

The 48-year-old is now said to have already moved on from the marriage with 21-year-old model Mariana Downing.

Shannon also appears to have moved on from the failed marriage after reuniting with her ex-boyfriend, actor Manuel 'Coko' Sosa - the father of her nine-year-old son Daniel. The former couple was spotted together at a concert in the Dominican Republic in December. The show was headlined by Enrique Iglesias, but featured a surprise appearance by Marc as he joined opening act Gente De Zona onstage.

Selena Gomez 'grateful'

Selena Gomez has clocked up 110 million fans on Instagram.

Selena is already the most followed person on Instagram, according to Forbes, ahead of her pal Taylor Swift who has 97.6 million followers.

The Kill Em with Kindness singer posted a thank you to fans on Thursday night, along with a snap of the singer during a concert in front of a stadium of cheering "Selenators", her name for her fans.

"Thank you fam (sic) for 110. I promise I will continue to cherish my platform and speaking truth but more importantly, each and every one of you have changed my life," gushed the 24-year-old. "I'm very grateful."

Selena's latest milestone comes a day after she released her first new song since 2015, It Ain't Me. In the song, Selena, who previously dated Justin Bieber, appears to tell the story of a love destroyed by alcoholism in what is her most mature sound to date.

It Ain't Me also features Norwegian DJ, record producer, songwriter and musician Kygo as a co-writer. He is also featured in the cover art for the new single, alongside Selena, who released her last studio album, Revival, in 2015. She is currently working on her third record.

The new track features the lyrics: "I had a dream/We were back to 17/Summer nights and libertines/Never growing up..." and a first listen prompted the Selenators to suggest the song is about her on-off romance with Justin. Selena was 17 when the pair started dating.

The Good For You singer recently embarked on a new romance with another Canadian singer, The Weeknd.

Bieber accused of faking

Justin Bieber has been accused of faking illness to miss a deposition in a copyright infringement case over his hit Sorry.

The 22-year-old singer and his track partner, DJ/producer Skrillex, were sued by singer Casey Dienel, known professionally as White Hinterland, who claimed the Baby hitmaker's chart smash sounds eerily similar to her track Ring The Bell, which became an indie hit in 2014.

A deposition had been scheduled for 8 February, with Dienel's lawyers apparently flying from Los Angeles to Nashville to make things easier for Bieber.

However, Bieber's team informed Dienel's lawyers just hours before the deposition was due to start that the singer wouldn't be able to attend because he was ill.

But, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, the legal team then came across videos of Bieber on YouTube, which showed the singer chugging beers at a house party and Bootsy Bellows nightclub in the early hours of the morning on the day for which the deposition was scheduled.

TMZ report the papers accuse Bieber of "rubbing their (the lawyers') noses in it by posting Instagram pics drinking with friends ... hours after he played hooky."

They are said to be willing to let him make it up at a deposition in early March, but want the singer to fly to Nashville for it.

The initial legal papers filed against Bieber, his song co-writers, and producer Skrillex, saw Dienel allege they lifted an eight-second snippet of her vocals, and then looped it to feature throughout Sorry.

She also claimed the tune features synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums, and percussion, which all closely resemble the sounds featured on Ring The Bell.

Dienel is said to have contacted Bieber's representatives in December 2015 and threatened legal action if the star didn't remove the sample, but her demands were reportedly ignored, so she took the next step in seeking compensation.

Britney oozes positivity

Britney Spears shared a powerful Bible verse on the 10th anniversary of her head-shaving incident on Thursday.

On 16 February 2007 the singer was seen shaving off her long brunette locks when salon owner Esther Tognozzi refused to, after which she went to a tattoo parlor and got two new inkings. Just days later she was photographed attacking a paparazzo's car with an umbrella.

The shocking behaviour came amid a bitter custody battle between Britney and her ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two sons Sean and Jayden, now 11 and 10, and the following year the backing dancer was awarded sole physical and legal custody of the boys.

A decade on, after various psychiatric treatments and her father Jamie Spears becoming her conservator, Britney is in a good place and has seemingly marked her transformation with a series of uplifting posts on Instagram.

Alongside a shot of a Bible verse reading, "Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy," Britney wrote: "Love this verse, Something everyone should live by."

She also uploaded an adorable flashback photo of herself holding Jayden, captioning the cute photo: "Found this today and realized I'm a very blessed and lucky mommy #tbt (throwback Thursday)."

Fans showered the 35-year-old with praise, with one advising her to "keep strong" as she's an "idol and strength for many", while another Instagram user gushed that her love of motherhood is a "beautiful" thing.

Britney's health isn't the only aspect of her life that has improved over the years - her music has also had a successful comeback. She released her ninth album Glory in 2016 and is currently performing as part of her Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. She also recently embarked on a romance with model Sam Asghari, who starred in her music video for track Slumber Party.

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