Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

Good News in History, June 24 – Good News Network

140 years ago today, Canadians heard the first performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem. Originally called “Chant national,” it was written in Québec City by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier (words in French) and composed by Calixa Lavallée, who was apparently so excited when he completed … Read more

Watch Opera Singer Unexpectedly Join Student Recording National Anthem in The Park for Her Commencement

Watch Opera Singer Unexpectedly Join Student Recording National Anthem in The Park for Her Commencement

A commencement recording of the national anthem became so much better than a social-distancing performance when a man wandering by decided to join in with magnificent harmonies. Portland State University graduate Madisen Hallberg was being recorded in a public city park that runs through the campus, after the school’s decision … Read more

Good News in History, April 23 – Good News Network

Good News in History, April 23 – Good News Network

Happy 30th Birthday to Dev Patel, the London-born actor whose breakthrough performance in Slumdog Millionaire earned the film 8 Academy Awards. Patel went on to co-star in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel franchise, The Last Airbender, and the HBO TV journalism drama series The Newsroom. For his portrayal in the … Read more