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The Grand Rapids LipDub

Grand-RapidsAfter being named in Newsweek as one of the top 10 “dying” US cities, the town of Grand Rapids, Michigan decided to do something positive.

Here’s what happens when 40 crew, a cast of 200, thousands of extras, the town’s fire and emergency services, local dancers, musicians and a helicopter all come together to create a ten-minute lip-sync video to Don McLean’s classic American Pie. And all in one take!

Film critic Roger Ebert has dubbed it “the greatest music video ever made” and we agree.

Click below to see the video.

© Photo Copyright Bev Boerman all rights reserved

Trento: I live my city with a positive attitude!

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“There are people that in a single day, for every single smile complain too many times .... Try and contribute with a half-turn”
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This is one of the slogans, that can easily be seen in the streets of Trento, in Northern Italy, thanks to  “Vivopositivo lamiaCittà” (“I live my city with a positive attitude”).

This is the name of an association, whose centre is close to the Buonconsiglio Castle, the largest and most important monumental building of the region. The purpose of the association is “to improve the quality of social and interpersonal relations in the city of Trento”.

It was born thanks to about thirty organizations, which are socially active in the city, and it has at its disposal a sort of virtual window, where one can get to know all the ongoing social initiatives.
Among these initiatives, there is the birth of a network, that connects all the social subjects that work and promote the positive attitude in living in the city. Improving interpersonal relations and contacts with neighbors, looking for all the positive aspects present in everyday life, helps in freeing all personal creative energies, and generates the common good at a low cost. Indeed, as a famous poem by Father Faber says, “a smile costs nothing and produces a lot”.

To better know all the ongoing initiatives, check the association web site.

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