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Woodstock: A Celebration of Peace and Music1m01s

Woodstock: A Celebration of Peace and Music

In August 1969, half a million people attended a three-day music festival on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Today, the Woodstock Festival is remembered as one of the greatest musical events ever, as well as a pivotal moment in the history of rock and roll.

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima49s

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

The bomb killed at least 70,000 people instantly; tens of thousands more died within the year of injuries, burns, and radiation poisoning. See the aftermath of the 1945 attack.

Guilin, China: A City of the Heavens1m02s

Guilin, China: A City of the Heavens

Guilin, a city in southern China, is known for its natural beauty. The region’s karst topography has created lush, jagged hills and wondrous cave formations. With the Li River flowing through the valleys, the dramatic landscape is like no other.

The Kingdom Choir Performing ‘Stand By Me’ Has Never Sounded Better47s

The Kingdom Choir Performing ‘Stand By Me’ Has Never Sounded Better

The Royal Wedding was one of the biggest events of the year and a host of musical performances helped make the big day a memorable one.The marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was a powerful moment in the British history. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle and while the monarchy and its traditions have never been a place of progressiveness, Meghan and Harry's wedding included some surprising and powerful moments. One was the sermon from Michael Curry, the bishop of the Episcopal Church, who referenced Martin Luther King Jr. and slavery in his words to the British royalty, and the other was one unique group of men and women who had the honor of performing at their wedding. Who can forget their stunning rendition of "Stand By Me" at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in May? They are called the Kingdom Choir and they are a Christian gospel group who mixes choral discipline with the raw Gospel spiritual sound. The choir is made up of a group of British artists dedicated to creating a sound that demonstrates the community they share, and has been performing both nationally and internationally for over 20 years. At the Royal Wedding the choir performed the classic “Stand By Me”. The Kingdom Choir performed this evergreen song in front of an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion people at the royal wedding. There is no doubt the singers were truly honored to be invited to sing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It must have been an exciting experience to be taking part in such a historic moment - a moment that it will be always treasured. The gospel ensemble performed the classic track Stand By Me, which Harry and Meghan had requested. Then the royal couple gave their feedback, leading to at least 10 different versions before they arrived at the perfect arrangement which means that Harry does know his music. Getting that original feel was obviously very important to him. The Royal Wedding featured a black preacher and the esteemed Kingdom Choir. We are in awe of the black girl magic and Wakanda realness that went on at the wedding. Their performance later topped the US gospel chart, while the YouTube video has been watched three million times. The London-based choir, which features 30 singers, was formed in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson who is the founder of the choir. She is a gospel conductor herself and directs The kingdom Choir. Karen has previously provided backing vocals for acts such as Grace Kennedy and The Beautiful South. The choir’s debut recording is set to be released on 2 November and will include Stand By Me, the song that catapulted them to fame. Who would have expected a mega record deal with Sony… and they had thought that they would only have a lovely time at the wedding and maybe have a bit of a platform, but then the deal happened. They would never have thought it in a million years.

Machu Picchu: A Window To The Past59s

Machu Picchu: A Window To The Past

Over a century since it was brought to the world’s attention by historian Hiram Bingham, the mystery remains around what Machu Picchu really was. Visitors travel from far and wide to admire the beautiful ruins and learn about its history.

Vintage Footage Shows Early Days Of Disneyland57s

Vintage Footage Shows Early Days Of Disneyland

If there is one thing that we love, it’s vintage footages. It’s so precious to see what things looked like in the past. It seems like a millenia ago while it was nothing more than half a century. Things have changed a lot since then, whether for better or for worse is still up for discussion, but the stark difference is almost unimaginable. However, there is one place on Earth that defies time, and it is none other than Disneyland. Disneyland became a reality after Walt Disney decided to open a theme park after the many trips he had to other theme parks with his daughters prior to the opening of Disneyland. On July 17, 1955, the first Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. Although it has had major technological improvements over the last 60+ years, the spirit of the happiest place on earth was as joyous then as it is now. Until the 1990s, there was only one location for Disneyland, however it was renamed to Disneyland Park to distinguish itself from the latest addition right next to it madu during that time. This theme park caters to many fiction lovers and it is filled with characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales to modern science-fiction movies and a plethora of amusement park rides. It really doesn’t seem like there is an end to the plentiful repertoire this place has to offer. The footage shows us a place that is so similar, yet so different from our present perception of Disneyland. The rides and the decorations all look whimsical and definitely one of a kind, but the thing that stand out are the people and their reactions. We can see people of all ages move towards the entrance of the amusement park nad hop on the various rides. There is one major difference between them and the visitors of today, there is a surplus of electronic devices when you look at the videos of today. The experience is completely different. Visitors in the past could genuinely enjoy the rides and experience the wind blowing in their faces as they dropped down rollercoasters and spinned inside magic cups. Nowadays, chances are that they are seeing everything through the shield of their GoPro cameras and their selfie sticks. We can’t deny the fact that the advancement of technology has been responsible for all of the goodness we are seeing in the Disneyland Park. Without it, there wouldn’t have been half of the rides that grace the 160 acres of the place. But we simply can’t accept that recent visitors are forgoing the real experience just so they can keep their memories locked tight in a metal box. Who knows, maybe people in the future will look at this a totally different way, but all is well as long as we have amazing places like Disneyland to nurture the child in all of us. What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

London Pride 201857s

London Pride 2018

Rainbows, sequins and a lot of love — it's time for London Pride! To celebrate the LGBTQ community, 30,000 people paraded down the streets of London with nearly one million more watching along the route.

The Beauty of Yellowstone57s

The Beauty of Yellowstone

The world's first national park, with more than 3,000 square miles of grazing bison, fluttering hummingbirds, and gorgeous geysers, welcomes nearly 4 million visitors a year.

Real-Life Chocolate Factories57s

Real-Life Chocolate Factories

They may not be run by Mr. Wonka and a team of Oompa Loompas, but these real-life chocolate factories are just as magical and mouthwatering—plus, no golden ticket required.

A Subway Ride Down Memory Lane1m00s

A Subway Ride Down Memory Lane

Another breakdown? Another delay? Since its introduction more than a century ago, the New York City subway system has undergone substantial changes, but its old age is evidently taking a toll.