Danja Produces New M.I.A. Single

After somewhat of a hiatus, M.I.A. released her new single “Bad Girls” this week, which will be featured on the upcoming album rumoured to be released this year. The track was produced by Reservoir writer Danja. The British singer songwriter M.I.A. has big plans for 2012, including a performance this Sunday at the Superbowl. M.I.A. will join Madonna and Nicki Minaj during the halftime show to perform “Give Me All Your Luvin”.

Pacific Place Mall Celebrates Chinese New Year

On January 14 and 15, Pacific Place Mall, a Wesbild Shopping Centre, and T&T Supermarket hosted weekend-long Chinese New Year celebrations that included Kung Fu demonstrations, Lion and Dragon dances, and musical performances. Door prizes were awarded throughout the weekend.

This year, the Lunar New Year begins on January 23, 2012; the Year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese Zodiac.

Pacific Place Mall will wrap up the New Year celebrations on Sunday, January 29 with a final Dragon Dance.

Joyful Noise Adapts “Yeah!” for a Choir

Joyful Noise, starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, opens in theatres nationwide today. Latifah and Parton play two church choir members who share opposing views on how to take their little town choir to the top of a national gospel choir competition. They eventually agree to put a more modern twist to the songs they perform in the choir, in the hopes that it would help them shine in the national competition. They perform a “gospel” rendition of Reservoir’s “Yeah!”, originally performed by Usher, to help them make it to the top.