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Celine Dion Announces ‘Courage World Tour’ And New Album



Celine Dion took the stage during a special live event at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday (April 3) to announce her Courage World Tour as well as a new album. She made the announcement to a packed audience who was excited to see her and hear the surprise news.

Dion’s Courage World Tour — her first global trek in a decade — will kick off in her home province with two shows at Videotron Centre in Quebec City (Sept. 18 and 20), followed by two shows in Montreal at the Bell Center (Sept. 26 and 27). Dion told the audience she planned to take a few weeks off to spend time with her family after the four shows in Quebec before heading back onto the road Oct. 16 for a concert at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre.

“I’m not going on tour with my kids. They’re very mature and very independent,” Celine told the audience. “Eleven days is the longest time I’ve been away from them. And two weeks on tour will be the longest time I will be away from my children.”

Courage will be Dion’s second world tour since launching her residency 17 years ago at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace; her 132-show Taking Chances World Tour from 2008 was seen by more than 2.3 million fans and grossed $280 million. Dion holds the Billboard Boxscore record for highest-grossing residency of all time, with her New Day show that ran from 2003 to 2007 earning $385 million in ticket sales while her current residency has reported $245.5 million as of Dec. 2018. That number will likely grow — her Las Vegas residency has 28 final shows at Colosseum this summer.

Dion performed a few of her most popular songs at the event, including “I’m Alive,” “Ashes,” and “My Heart Will Go On,” which were full of vocal acrobatics. The audience gave her a standing ovation.

Towards the last half of the event, Dion went into a Q&A with the Facebook Live audience and also answered questions from fans in the audience.

The Q&A felt very intimate and personal, as some asked Dion about advice she had for their marriage, while others wanted to know what music she was listening to right now (It’s Sia, for those curious). One fan even wished Dion a happy belated birthday (March 30) and encouraged the entire audience to sing “Happy Birthday,” to her, which they happily did.

But other members of the audience wanted to know more about Celine’s upcoming projects, specifically, what they could expect from the upcoming album and tour.

One fan asked her why she chose to name the album Courage and Celine gave a thoughtful response.

“I think I went through a lot. And life had given me the tools… to find my inner strength, to find courage, and to keep going,” Celine said. “The people that I love so much embraced the moments that were difficult. They gave me so much strength. And then a song came that was called “Courage,” and it didn’t take long for all of us to say, ‘I think the album should be called Courage.’”

Regarding the upcoming tour, one audience member wanted to know what to look forward to.

“It’s not gonna be the Las Vegas show. It’s gonna be the songs that I hope that you want to hear. The songs that you used to hear me sing,” Celine said. “I would like for this tour to be the most spectacular tour.”

Tickets for Dion’s Courage Tour dates through April 13 go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10am local time, with the remainder of the dates being put on sale at a later time. Fans who buy their tickets online with get one CD copy of Courage per order.

Each ticket orders come with one CD copy of Celine’s new English album, scheduled for release this fall.

Check out the full list of the Courage World Tour dates below.

Sept. 18, Sept. 20 – Québec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Sept. 26 — Sept. 27 – Montreal, QC* @ Bell Centre
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 20 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Oct. 22 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 24 – U.S. Cincinnati, OH @ Bank Arena
Oct. 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Oct. 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Oct. 30 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome
Nov. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Nov. 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Nov. 5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 1 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec. 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Dec. 5 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Dec. 7 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Dec. 9 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Dec. 13 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jan. 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jan. 11- Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Jan. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Jan. 17 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Jan. 21 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Jan. 30 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Feb. 1 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb. 3 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 5 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Feb. 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 9 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Feb. 11 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Feb. 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Feb. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
March 3 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live’s, Nassau Coliseum
March 7 – Newark, NJ* @ Prudential Center
March 11 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
March 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

Celine Dion Courage World Tour second round of dates going on-sale T.B.A:

March 24 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 30 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
April 7 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
April 9 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
April 11- San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
April 13 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
April 15 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
April 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 21 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
April 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
April 27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place

* Tickets on-sale on Friday, April 12 at 12pm local time.

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Rawlings’ Daughter Zanetor Shows Off Dance Moves At NDC Rally | WATCH



Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings in a new video was seen breaking it down at an NDC rally.

The lawmaker is currently the Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle constituency and a representative for the NDC.

From the footage, Zanetor was spotted dancing to Sarkodie’s hit song Oofeetso at an NDC rally.

In a fun moment, she stood atop the podium while dancing to a jubilant crowd dressed in her red, white, black, and green NDC colours.


Dr. Zanetor was a medical doctor by profession graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland before joining the lawmaking chamber.

She is the firstborn daughter of Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former first lady.

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Accounting And Consulting Firm “Gammal EK” Launches In Ghana



Self-Economic management and development have tended to become a major issue for individuals across the world.

The drive to go according to an individual’s budgeted plan, avoiding overspending, and also investing in a personal interest sometimes deviates from unexpected expenses and problems that come up in one’s daily life.

Gammal EK, an accounting and consulting firm has officially launched in Ghana to help individuals achieve more in their daily lives especially amid this coronavirus pandemic era.

Known as a trusted firm, they provide the following services below.

• Bookkeeping

• Accounting

• Statutory, Internal, Revenue, Stock and Receivables Audit, Concurrent, Pre- Audit, Forensic Audit, and Tax Audit

• Conversion of Single Entry into Accrual Based Double Entry

• Physical verification of Fixed Asset and Stores

• Designing/Strengthening/Assessing Internal controls systems

• Direct and Indirect Tax Practise

• Consultancy Services

Their mission is to provide the highest level of professional services to meet their clients’ needs through mutual financial success as well as to maintain integrity and honesty in everything they do.

They also provide for the development, growth, and accountability of their team members by offering opportunities to achieve personal and professional success.

Lastly, to maintain an environment that encourages giving back to the community.

Gammal EK’s major vision is to be the most trusted and respected accounting firm by providing innovative and practical services that contribute to their clients’ success in an exceptional team environment.

Officially launched in Ghana on September 20th, it witnessed the CEO, Mayart Brefo Gyebi, at the Alima Suites in Labone, Accra with its Board Members; Daniel Oppong Adjei, Enoch Amoako, Nana Yaw Okai, persons and more who graced the launch making it a success.

At the launch, the CEO Mayart Brefo Gyebi was grateful to her team and present people at the event for their time and support.

See images from the launch below.

Follow Gammal EK on Instagram: @Gammal_EK

Call: 0342292679 or 0245405524.

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Adwoa A. Amoako Adjei Launches Her First Book “Mixed Up” | PHOTOS



Adwoa A. Amoako Adjei born on 11/04/1994 is a young lawyer who doubles as an author and is the first Ghana-based Ghanaian to publish a mystery thriller novel and also the first female Ghanaian to self-publish a mystery-thriller-romance novel. She is from Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana and from a family of five.

On the 18th of September 2020. Ms. Adjei launches her first fictional novel which was held at Accra City Hotel and was chaired by Nana Kwasi Gyan – Appenteng currently the President of the Ghana Association of Writers who is also the past chairman of the National Media Commission and same was attended by many dignitaries including the first Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai – Hon. Joe Osei Owusu, Deputy Special Prosecutor – Mrs. Cynthia Lamptey, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development and MP for New Juaben North – Hon. K. Boateng Adjei, Chief of Tinkong and CEO of Hill Palace Hotel, Peduase – Nana Toprah, Director at National Petroleum Agency – Mr. Samuel Asare-Bediako, Eastern Regional Bar President – Kwasi Amoako Adjei, President of Ghana Rowing Association-Lawyer Stephen Bekoe and many others.

Ms. Adjei wanted to pique the interest of many non-readers and readers across the nation and internationally and she achieved that as many took on social media to happily supported her by sharing her work on their pages and platforms. The book, Mixed Up as stated by Nyamekye Nkansah at the launch walks you through the life of a woman who faces so much pain, horror, and battles with her love life. It touches on her life as a teenager and engages the reader to reminisce, relate, and empathize. The book includes plot twists and many more. Ms Adjei stated that the book helps the world to see modern Ghana as we know it and also encourage young talents.

She stated that she is already working on 2 other novels and hopes that in no time she will have a collection. Mixed-up is an international standard modern-day social book and it’s time to support your own because this is a good step for Ghana in the literature world. She stated that what she needs from us now is to help her create a bigger literature world for Ghana.

In her closing remarks, she had a message to the public. She said “So often than I’ll like to admit, I have been in a position where people doubt my abilities and so often I am proud to say, I have been in a position to prove them wrong. I believe that you can do anything once you challenge yourself. I dreamt, I wanted that dream and I worked towards it. And this is a dream come true.”

Check out some photos from the launching below:

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