Things Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Good (Vin Diesel Proves) | Ask Angela Truth of the Day

In the video below is the now viral video of Vin Diesel singing this Sam Smith’s hit summer song, “Stay With Me.”

The song is out of Vin’s vocal range, he cracks his voice on a lot of parts but…he sounds really good and he did it and now we are blessed to hear it.

To any of my creative / hardworking readers out there, what you’re doing is really good, even if technically it’s not. Know what I mean?

Check out the video! Great job, Torretto!

Watch here

Behind the scenes…

One day I’m going to show you guys the behind the scenes setup of an ‘Ask Angela TV’ shoot and you will just die laughing. 

For now, I’m about to post another video which I’m really excited about. So check it out, join our Facebook Community (if you haven’t already) subscribe to the Ask Angela TV youtube channel, and send me a topic that you’d like to talk about to askangela.dn@gmail.com!

 

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Angela

Ask Angela Weekend Picks: The Midsummer Night of Your Dreams

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Woah, drop that winter coat! Summer may be halfway over, but the fun is just getting started. We’ve got your Ask Angela weekend update ready, and it’s time to plan the midsummer night of your dreams.

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What: Main Street Slip ‘n Slide. Saturday July 19, 12-7 pm. SLC. Tickets $20 and up

Why you should go: This Saturday, Salt Lake City’s Main Street will become a 1,000 foot long slip ‘n slide. If you’ve ever had to drive, bike, or walk on Main Street, you know what a wild little incline it is. Imagine how fun it’ll be to slip and slide downhill! The slide is 22 feet wide, and it ends at the bottom with a 77 foot pool.

No really, why?: With a major section of the downtown city shut down for this event, you know it’s something a lot of people will be talking about. Even if you’re not in the mood to get wet, come down for the live music, food, and friends. Post your fun pics to Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #slidethecity.

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Image from SlideTheCity.com

What: TV on the Radio. Thursday July 17, gates open at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm. Pioneer Park, 350 W 300 S, SLC. Tickets $5.

Why you should go: This is the second installment of the city’s Twilight Concert Series, bringing you great live music at a super low cost.

No really, why?: TV on the Radio has a chill, laid-back style. You’ll be bobbing your head so much it’ll practically be exercise. Check out their song, “Will Do.”

 

What: Panic! at the Disco. Friday July 18, 6:30 pm. Saltair, 12408 West Saltair Drive in Magna. Tickets $35.

Why you should go: Perfect Friday night date.

No really, why?: If you haven’t listened to P!ATD since your emo days as a teenager, it’s probably time to take another listen. They’ve updated their sound with new edgy instrumentals and mature, clever lyrics. Check out their song, “This is Gospel.”

What: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off film screening. Monday July 21, 8:45 pm. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, SLC. Free.

Why you should go: The Utah Film Center shows a number of free awesome films downtown throughout the year. This Bueller screening is part of their special Monday night comedy series.

No really, why?: This movie’s been quoted, celebrated, and analyzed by regular moviegoers, politicians, musicians, other movies, professional film critics, and academics of many stripes. It’s a cult classic.

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Still from Ferris Buller’s Day Off. Image from UtahFilmCenter.org

Whatever fun you choose this weekend, here’s cheers to you as you go out and find your own midsummer night’s dream. The magic of summer is only a short ride away.

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Ask Angela Weekend Picks: Wicked, Bastille Day, and Japanese Obon

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One great thing about Salt Lake in the summer is the way outdoor festivals take over the city. You probably already know about the Twilight Concert Series opening tonight with Lauryn Hill, so here are a few other festivals and fun events going on in the city this weekend.

 

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What: Wicked performance @ Capitol Theater, 50 West 200 South, SLC. Friday 8 pm. Other showings happen Wednesday-Sunday weekly. See here for times and ticket info.

 

Why you should go: If you liked the film Maleficent, which tells the Sleeping Beauty story from the villain’s point of view, you’ll love Wicked, which explains the villain’s motivations in the Wizard of Oz. It’s always good to practice empathy and realize that others a human too, even those who we don’t really understand.

 

No really, why?: This special performance of Wicked will only be available in Utah for two months. It’s not super common for big Broadway plays to come to Utah, so take advantage of the opportunity while you can. Bring a special friend and make it a date!

 

Image from Tumblr.com. Lanterns floating on water at Japanese Obon Festival. This custom is a traditional Buddhist way of honoring the connection between one generation and another.

Image from Tumblr.com. Lanterns floating on water at a Japanese Obon Festival. This custom is a traditional Buddhist way of honoring the connection between one generation and another.

What: Japanese Obon festival @ Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, 211 West 100 South, SLC. Saturday 1-8 pm.

 

Why you should go: Do you have any interfaith curiosities? Consider whetting your appetite at this family-centered Buddhist celebration, Obon. There will be dancing and great food, and you won’t be asked to participate in any rituals–don’t worry.

 

No really, why?: Living in Utah, we get a lot of chance to interact with Christian faiths, but maybe not as much of a chance to learn about other world religions. Salt Lake City has a thriving but sometimes-overlooked Buddhist community. Come out and get to know your neighbors!

 

Image from Tumblr.com. One of the coolest sights at an Obon festival is the drummers who perform on a special Japanese drum called the taiko.

Image from Tumblr.com. One of the coolest sights at an Obon festival is the drummers who perform on a special Japanese drum called the taiko.

What: Bastille Day celebration @ Salt Lake Public Library, 210 East 400 South, SLC. Sunday 1-5 pm.

 

Why you should go: Bastille Day is like France’s version of the Fourth of July. There was a large prison in France called the Bastille, and French monarchs used it as a tool of political control, silencing dissenters and so forth. The French Revolution began in 1789 when the French people marched on the Bastille prison in protest of the king.

 

No really, why?: So, the real Bastille Day is actually Monday, not Sunday. So don’t get it twisted. But there’ll be food, dancing, French movies, and a lecture about Francophone culture. We promise we won’t judge you if you start your Bastille celebrations one day early. See you there!

 

Image from Tumblr.com. A scene from Amélie Poulain, one of our favorite expressions of French culture.

Image from Tumblr.com. A scene from Amélie Poulain, one of our favorite expressions of French culture.

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