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Alex Cuba nominated for another Grammy Award

Smithers’ Alex Cuba won another Grammy Award nomination.

When the 2022 Grammy ceremony takes place on January 31, Cuban album Mendó will be in the running for Best Latin Pop Album.

“Very happy and proud of this appointment,” Cuba said on social media. “I feel very inspired to continue to represent the quality and integrity of music as an independent musician. “

This is Cuba’s fourth Grammy nomination.

The title of the album is an Afro-Cuban word meaning “substance of the soul”.

In addition to his four Grammy Award nominations (all for Best Latin Pop Album in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2022), Cuba has been nominated for five Latin Grammy Awards, four of which he won.

In 2010, he won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. That same year he was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album, but did not win.

In 2012, her song “Toma mi Vida” won the award for best tropical song. The following year he won the award for best music video for “Eres Tú” and in 2015 his album Healer was the best singer-songwriter album.

City Council recognizes Adam Kingsmill for War Amps’ work

Former Smithereen Adam Kingsmill was honored by the Town of Smithers with a Certificate of Recognition on December 30 for his work with the War Amps of Canada.

Kingsmill is a member of the War Amputee Child Amputee Program (CHAMP) and, through its role as a safety ambassador, warns children of dangers in their play environments.

Kingsmill lost his right leg at the age of two when he fell in the path of a lawn mower.

He is a strong supporter of the PLAYSAFE War Amps message and shares his story to alert other children in his community and across Canada to the importance of playing safe.

Smithers Mayor Gladys Atrill and council. Lorne Benson did the presentation outside of Town Holiday over the Christmas break.

“It was an honor to be able to present the certificate of appreciation to Adam.” said Atrill.

“Despite the trauma of losing his leg in infancy, Adam has become a role model for other amputees and Smithers is proud of his contribution.”

Kingsmill currently resides in Calgary, Alta., Where he is a member of Canada’s National Men’s Para Hockey Team.

The incumbency application reveals the details of the shooting of the Netflix production the Mother

Great Lakes Productions’ application to BC government for temporary license to Smithers reveals details of ongoing filming activities for Netflix production The mother in the zone.

The filming activity letter accompanying the application describes the production as a “feature film that will be released on the Netflix platform and is being directed by Niki Caro (Mulan, Whale Rider) and starring Jennifer Lopez.” This film would be under the title Action / Thriller with the Guideline; When her abusive past catches up with her, a woman hiding from her ex-criminal must work with a CIA agent to save the girl she gave up for adoption years earlier.

Three filming locations in the Smithers area are identified. These are: Opal Mine (between 10 and 11 kilometers of landmarks on McDonell Lake Road, Microwave Ridge (off the Telkwa River Logging Road) and The Prairie (on top of the mountain in Hudson’s Bay ).

There is also potential trained caribou and wolves can be used in the filming as well as artificial snow, atmospheric smoke, guns and explosives, including ‘det cordon, black powder, sand and potentially a little gas and small charge boxes in the show to create a snow explosion.

Finally, he notes that production will work with the Wet’suwet’en to mitigate environmental impacts and will return in spring 2022 to make the necessary repairs.

Members of the unit began arriving in Smithers in late October, early November, with filming beginning on November 7.

In a related story, after filming begins; Jennifer Lopez arrives at Smithers

Jennifer Lopez’s reports of sightings to Smithers may not be without merit.

The popular singer, actress, producer and dancer is currently filming a new Netflix thriller titled The mother with filming locations in the Lower Mainland and the Bulkley Valley.

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce confirmed that a crew was in the area this week, although local filming has yet to begin. News from the inside couldn’t officially verify if the star has actually set foot in town.

Smithers Mayor Gladys Atrill said it’s huge for Smithers in so many ways whenever big productions like this hit town.

“First of all, it’s a project and it brings people, work and money, but it also gives a good boost to the community culture,” she said. “It’s something people are passionate about, it’s not something we have every day. It brings a bit of spice to everyday life and I think I enjoy this part as much as a lot of other people.

“It’s the fact that we have mountains close to amenities,” she said. “There is a key timing report which is really important because it’s a business and the time spent transporting people is important because it takes time compared to the actual production time.

“Plus, I’ve heard from the production office here again this year that people really feel welcome here. So while it sounds exciting to us, it does translate into a welcome for people who work and c is appreciated.

In terms of tourism, Atrill said there was no way to quantitatively determine what this means financially for the city, but it certainly doesn’t hurt the valley’s reputation.

The mother is primarily in production in the Lower Mainland, with Vancouver playing the role of New York. The First Nations community of Seabird Island, just east of Agassiz, will also make an appearance in the film.

Lopez plays an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect his distant daughter from dangerous attackers.

Filming is slated to end on January 28, 2022, with a release date later in the year, according to entertainment site IMDB.

The film also stars Gael García Bernal and Joseph Fiennes.

Alex Cuba releases new album digitally on Friday, May 21 (file photo)

Canadian goaltender Adam Kingsmill made his World Championship debut in an 8-0 victory over South Korea in the Czech Republic.  (para hockey photo)

Canadian goaltender Adam Kingsmill made his World Championship debut in an 8-0 victory over South Korea in the Czech Republic. (para hockey photo)

Aerial view of the staging area of ​​the Fall Fairgrounds in Smithers for the Netflix movie The Mother.  (Photo Eric Becker)

Aerial view of the staging area of ​​the Fall Fairgrounds in Smithers for the Netflix movie The Mother. (Photo Eric Becker)

Director Niki Caro (left) with ?? La Mère ??  star Jennifer Lopez on the set in Vancouver.  (Twitter / @ FilmUpdates)

Director Niki Caro (left) with “The Mother” star Jennifer Lopez on the Vancouver set. (Twitter / @ FilmUpdates)

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