Bruno Mars in Mark Lash
Plus a Richmond Hill DJ gets Grammy nod
Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars rocked an original Mark Lash jewellery piece at this year’s 58th annual Grammy Awards. The Thornhill designer custom-made the vintage-inspired gold chain necklace that Mars was also seen wearing in his “Uptown Funk” video and at the recent Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance.
Young activist Rachel Parent gained the proxy to stand in at a Monsanto shareholders meeting where she confronted Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant about the dangers of their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their chemical herbicide Roundup. The 16-year-old created a stir with questions about why the company will not publish the feeding studies of the animals that consume their GMO-filled crops.
DJ and vinyl record enthusiast Kevin Howes of Richmond Hill earned himself a Grammy nomination this year, in the category of Best Historical Album, for Native North America, Vol. 1. After driving across Canada in search of obscure vinyl records to create this Grammy-nominated compilation, Howes remastered 34 recordings from 23 different artists across Canada, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit musicians.