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Actor, Model, Entrepenuer Vaughn Lowery shot by Andrea Marino inside 360 Magazine

VAUGHN LOWERY

Vaughn Lowery, the founder and president of the NGLCC certified, 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. He graduated from Cornell University. From there, he became active in modeling, acting and publishing.

A decade or more, Vaughn Lowery became notable when he appeared in Kmart’s smash commercial – Joe Boxer. It helped the retailer roughly sell US$20 million per week. By becoming an exclusive spokesperson, he appeared with Leeza Gibbons on Extra, Katie Couric on Today Show, and Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

At the culmination of college, he relocated to New York City; and thus, Vaughn began a career as an actor and model. It was there where celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Above Joe Boxer, he worked as a successful print model for many companies such as GAP, Old Navy, as well as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Additionally, he flipped the Houston Chronicle.

Years back, ABC News Primetime aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on America’s Next Top Model, guest-starred on the comedy, Scrubs, and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, The Young & Evil, at Sundance 2009. He was also named Seventeen Magazine’s 17 Hot Guys. His hindmost project The Company We Keep boasts director Roy Campanella II along with comedic co-star Leslie Jones. At present, Vaughn wrote a short, Chasen Life, which won a writing competition. He adapted audiobook Say Uncle into a feature-length film, pitched a reality series and is in the process of architecting an immersive design experience.

Due to his turbulent upbringing in Detroit, Vaughn has kept his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At Risk, Human Rights Commission, March of Dimes, Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Awakening Young Minds and schools across the nation where he encourages adolescents to step into their power.

As of late, Lowery has developed their inaugural 360 MAG Podcast on Audible, Apple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea.

Futher, 360 MAGAZINE was named Business of the Month by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce [NGLCC]. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. It possesses deep affiliations with FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

Lastly, hard cover and auditory interpretations of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.

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Vaughn speaks on the NFT-VIP ‘press panel’ on Sun., June 19 at 2:30pm EST Margaritaville Times Square Resort NYC.

In his spare time, designs e-bike bras and reconfigures their silhouettes.

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Editor Javier Pedroza covers all things latinx via 360 MAGAZINE

Javier

Javier Pedroza is a multi-talented host, producer, creative and visual director, founder of his own production company Under One Roof Productions, celebrity stylist, philanthropist, and Latinx Editor-at-Large for 360 Magazine. His positive and innovative mindset have allowed Pedroza to rise to prominence in the entertainment industry. His impressive portfolio is comprised of editorials, fashion shows, movie premiers, life performances, showroom designs, pop-up shops, and window and merchandising displays. Pedroza is based in New York City, but he is surely taking on the world.

Before Pedroza’s successes with his own company and hosting, he collaborated with designer brands while he was the Visual Director for ESCADA in North America. ESCADA is an international fashion brand that celebrates feminine luxury. Pedroza also worked with clothing brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, GANT, Gabriel & Co., and Coomi Jewelry.

Due to Pedroza’s incredible styling abilities, he has worked with supermodels and Hollywood celebrities alike at major award shows and red carpet events. The stylist’s abilities have been seen at the Oscars, the Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and the SAG Awards.

Pedroza’s innovative mindset and charismatic ebullience has also landed him interviews with stars, including Carmen DeLeon, Piso 21, LaJune, and Raul Peñaranda. Additionally, Javier was named the Relational Organizer Director for Dianne Morales’ mayoral campaign. Pedroza’s unique perspective grants him exceptional event design and execution of production abilities. His astute creative direction has led to the success of many events.

Favoring to work with non-profit organizations– such as Wendy WilliamsThe Hunter Foundation Inaugural Gala at New York City’s prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom, AID for AIDS Hero Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History and Latino Commission on AIDS Cielo Gala at Cipriani Wall Street– Pedroza’s philanthropic productions help these organizations reach their full potential. The designer is especially passionate about his involvement with The Latino Commission on AIDS, of which he has supported for the past thirteen years and became Chair of the Cielo Gala in 2019.

The visual director has used his platform to found his production company, as well as create various visual and audio podcasts. Pedroza’s two podcasts– Conciencias Con Cocktails and LatinX Heroes– both highlight cutting edge individuals. On such, Pedroza navigates discourse surrounding diverse leaders such as Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Gen. Ignacia Zaragoza, and Dianne Morales.

Recently, Pedroza’s hard work and talent has resulted in him being signed to media brand, TAG Collective. He will be working with the Collective to secure brand deals, social media engagements, publicity outreach, and to expand his overall profile.

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Samantha Miduri illustration for 360 MAGAZINE

Building Collapse in South Florida

At least eleven people are dead after a building collapse in Surfside, FL. Rescue operations continue.

A condominium partially collapsed in South Florida on June 24, at 1:20 AM. At least half of the 135 units in the 13-story building have collapsed, according to the Miami-Dade mayor Danielle Levine Cava. The Champlain Towers South building was originally shaped like an “L,” but the lower half of that shape was completely sheared off, including the building’s pool and garage. 

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is leading the rescue efforts along with multiple other agencies. The White House and FEMA are also monitoring the situation and will provide assistance to the local officials if needed. 

A woman who resides on the ninth floor recalled her experience to Local 10, “The whole building shook like an earthquake. I opened my sliding glass and I saw a plume of dust and then I opened the door and I saw that the building had pancaked in the back.”

Another resident commented that he and his wife fled to the garage, only to find that the pipes had burst and it was flooded. 

Rescue teams are recovering victims from the rubble, while all tenants in unaffected apartments are being evacuated. Firefighters continue to sift through the wreckage for victims, which includes using dogs and microphones.

“Debris is falling on them as they do their work. We have structural engineers on site to ensure that they will not be injured, but they are proceeding because they are so motivated and they are taking extraordinary risk on the site every day,” says Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, describing the “extreme risk” of the firefighters  dangerous duty.

Over 400 workers are involved in the rescue effort, with up to 200 rescuers searching through debris at all times, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Alan Cominsky.

Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett cannot think of a reason for this collapse to have happened, other than an unexpected sinkhole or human interference. While he confirmed that roof work was being done on this building, this is a regular occurrence that he doesn’t believe could have caused the collapse. However, former Surfside Vice Mayor Barry Cohen, a resident of the collapsed building, believes that the roof work actually may have compromised the integrity of the building.

Unfortunately, a thunderstorm has paused all rescue efforts for the time being, according to Commissioner Sally Heyman.

On Saturday, June 26, at least 159 people remained missing. On Monday, two more victims were found. As of Tuesday, June 29, the number of missing persons has decreased to 150.

The Champlain Towers South condominium community have continued to mourn the victims of the tragedy in the days following the harrowing accident.

A third lawsuit has now been filed against the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association on behalf of ninth floor resident, Raysa Rodriguez. Rodriguez is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial. The compliant alleges: ““Despite the obvious duties required by Florida law, and this admitted duty of care by the Association’s Declaration and other governing documents, Defendant, through their own reckless and negligent conduct, caused a catastrophic deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside.”

Rodriguez additionally alleged that in 2018, “major structural damages” were outlined in a structural field survey report submitted to the defendant by Morabito Consultants. The compliant is seeking a class action status lawsuit to represent all of the condominium’s victims of the tragic accident.

Rodriguez’ attorney, Adam Schwartzbaum, argued that the building has been aware of these “critical” structural issues for some time, and that warning signs of collapse have been apparent for the last decade. Schwartzbaum says, “Certainly for at least three years, there was a major red flag…sirens flashing, alerting the condo association of this of this danger.” He elaborated in another comment that, “based on our investigation there were many warnings signs more than 10 years ago, maybe even longer. These are not things that were just a few years ago.”

A letter sent from the building’s condo association president reveals that damage to the basement garage of the building had become “significantly worse” since its prior inspection, three years ago. The letter also reveals that the estimated repair costs had risen from $9 million to $15 million, reveals USA Today.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said that President Joe Biden thinks an investigation into the Champlain Towers South collapse should be set in motion.

The harrowing search-and-rescue operation is still currently underway, stretching into day six of the rescue effort.

A family reunification center has been set up for anyone looking for unaccounted or missing relatives at a community center at 9301 Collins Ave. Those searching for their loved ones or to report that they have been located are asked to call 305-614-1819. An emergency information hotline has also been created at 305-993-1071.

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Jacob Blake Shot by Wisconsin Police

In the most recent incident to incite protests against injustices across the nation this summer, a Black man has been shot in Wisconsin. Jacob Blake, witnesses said, was attempting to break up an argument between two women. Following this, he walked back towards his silver SUV this past Sunday, August 23rd while being trailed by a police officer involved in the confrontation. As three of his children watched from their vehicle, the police officer proceeded to fire seven times at Blake’s back and close range. One can only imagine the trauma for his sons. As of today, Blake remains hospitalized in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

The incident, caught on video, has gone similarly viral to other violent misconducts by the police over the course of spring and summer 2020. The officers involved in Blake’s shooting have been placed on administrative leave and have shocked the small city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protests across the city have motivated Governor Evers to call in the National Guard, though he attempted to assure constituents it was not in an effort to mimic clashes between protesters and servicemen in places like Seattle, Minneapolis, or New York. Minor confrontations have occurred over the past two days despite this.

Following George Floyd’s murder this past May, protests against the police and in favor of the movement Black Lives Matter have exploded across the country. Blake’s shooting has added fuel to the fire, inspiring renewed protests and calls to action all across the nation. The incident in Kenosha has furthered the call for cities to cut funding to police departments, restructure their legal practices, amongst other changes.

Governor of Wisconsin Tony Evers tweeted in support of Jacob Blake and in condemnation of the actions of police officers involved: “I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and country for far too long. And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.” The Governor also signed an executive order into Wisconsin’s state legislature for a special session to pass legislation and police reforms for August 31st. The reforms are expected to be fought by the state’s Republican leadership.

Calls from the countries Democratic leadership have come again for immediate reform, including the voice of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he “wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force.” President Trump has not commented directly on the shooting, but Vice President Pence made a statement yesterday emphasizing the administration’s loyalty to their men and women in blue.

The situation involving the shooting of Jacob Blake and ensuing actions in Kenosha, Wisconsin continues to develop.

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Toyota Avalon TRD

By Abigail Baldwin × Vaughn Lowery

Los Angeles traffic is a sea of homogeneity and it’s hard for your car to stand out amongst the sprawl of uninspired sedans and low-performance hatchbacks. The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is the perfect, unique commuter car that’s practical while also making a standout statement. The sleek, high-performance vehicle is perfect for a youthful executive with a small family in tow. It’s red accents, curved tail lights, and high-speed performance variants set it apart from the dull monotony of the commuter car market.

Design

The design of the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is sleek and vigorous. It’s low to the ground, and 1.8 inches longer than a Toyota Camry, giving it a sporty look. Driving the Avalon TRD makes a visual statement with a massive grill. The taillights are elegant and concave, above TRD exhaust tips, and the side-skirts feature a unique red pin-striping detail.

Toyota has continued its uses of the push-button start and keyless entry features with the Avalon TRD. The car also features a remote start by holding down on the unlock button on the key, allowing you to start your car from inside the house on a cold day. The key also includes a trunk button that gracefully opens the exceptionally spacious trunk.

The interior of the Avalon TRD is airy and luxe. The black leather features red contrast stitching to match the vibrant red seat belts, red piping accents on the seats, and the exterior pinstripe. No one has to fight for shotgun because the back seats have ample legroom, two charging stations, and a convenient center armrest that has a drop-down cup holder for everyone’s Starbucks…

The attention to detail includes the front seat door panel, which is padded leather with classic window and mirror controls. The red piping and cloth inserts make the heated front seats sporty and comfortable. The red contrast stitching is incorporated throughout the interior of the vehicle, including the steering wheel. The dashboard and gages have a simple, uncluttered look. The center console matches the sporty aspect of the car and doesn’t skimp on handy features: four USB charging stations, a Qi-compatible wireless charging station, two cup holders, and a button parking brake below the shift. A large sunroof set into the dark leather ceiling completes the luxurious interior.

Technology

The state-of-the-art technology enhances the commodious interior of the Avalon TRD. The Avalon TRD features cruise control on the steering wheel and a back-up camera with multiple angle options. The media center is a touch screen and provides voice activation Bluetooth for handsfree calling and music control. The voice control button is placed on the steering wheel for easy access. The Audio Plus system includes eight speakers for surrounding sound. The media center has an audio jack and a USB 2.0 port. The car is Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatible, as well as Scout®, GPS Link, Siri®, and HD Radio™ compatible. This model also offers an HD radio with a SiriusXM® 3-month All Access trial.

Performance and Safety

What’s most unique about the 2020 Avalon TRD is that it’s a commuter sedan with multiple performance variants. The car includes eco, normal, and sport modes. The Avalon TRD has an incredibly luxurious and sporty feel. It is an 8-speed automatic with the option of manual gear shift, using steering wheel tabs or the traditional stick shift.

The car has an almost silent start and minimal road noise. It has a responsive, natural feeling throttle and fast acceleration. The 2020 Avalon has two-piston brake calipers. The breaks are smooth with a gradual bite and require that you push halfway down to get a more dramatic break. The 2020 TRD has a lower center of gravity and stiffer springs than the previous Avalon model. It features 19-inch rims, lighter than the standard, s, and the car has updated, track-tuned suspension. Also, the special suspension accompanies a 15.8 gal fuel tank capacity, a 3.5 L V6 engine, and a horsepower of 301 hp. With a curb weight of 3,638 lbs and an MPG of 22 city/31 highway, the Avalon’s features are space and resource-efficient. The steering is a bit heavier than the previous Avalon but still exceptionally light, allowing for flat turns with a great grip.

The Avalon TRD has great visibility, with additional trunk windows on either side. The car’s protective system offers fast response times and enhanced vehicle stability control for a safe drive you can trust. It includes ten airbags: driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Additionally, the 2020 Avalon has front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Overall, the 2020 Avalon TRD is a unique, luxury vehicle with safety and security you can feel, and style you can see.

Pricing

The 2020 Avalon TRD goes for $45,000 before market adjustment, making it a competitor for Audi and BMW models. The suggested retail price or MSRP starts at $42,375. The TRD, however, is larger than the competition, with a more spacious and luxurious interior, and its own sleek, red-accented look. Additionally, the TRD comes with a memorized steering wheel position and a higher fuel economy when compared to the 2020 Nissan Maxima.

For updated pricing details and a closer look at the model, visit Toyota’s website.

HÏ IBIZA – WORLD’S NO. 1 CLUB

Hï Ibiza has been voted The World’s No. 1 Club in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs 2022 poll, reaching the top spot for the first time. The annual poll was decided by more than 600k votes from DJ Mag readers all around the world.

Speaking about the win, Yann Pissenem, CEO and founder of The Night League, the company that presides over Hï Ibiza said:

To our incredible team; every single person at The Night League and High Scream, my brother Romain, I want to say a tremendous thank you for all the hard work and tireless dedication you give to make everything happen. To all of the fantastic artists who call Hï Ibiza their home, to my family, my partners, everyone in the industry and every single person who has supported us on this fantastic journey. Really, without all of you, none of this would have ever been possible. 
 
Each and every year we put our hearts and souls into providing what we believe is the best experience achievable for people to come, enjoy and forget about their problems for a moment in time. This summer we are feeling the energy and excitement from all sides about returning to our magical island to experience Ibiza’s best season yet. We look forward to welcoming you all back again!”

Since opening in 2017, Hï Ibiza has firmly established itself as the most technologically advanced club in Ibiza and plays host to the biggest names in electronic music all summer long. This year, weekly residencies include Afterlife, Alok, Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, David Guetta, FISHER, Glitterbox, Idris Elba, Paco Osuna, The Martinez Brothers and Vintage Culture alongside a whole host of guest DJs. The Wild Corner, is a hidden gem that hosts surprise DJ sets from big name guests in the most unlikely of settings that has to be seen to be believed. When it comes to al fresco adventures, head outside the club to discover three stunning open air spaces: the Magic Garden, The Secret Garden and a rooftop terrace.

No two nights at Hï Ibiza are ever the same, not least because there’s an 80-strong production team to transform the 5,500-capacity club on a daily basis. And whilst the club gets a fresh look every day, the state-of-the-art soundsystem and technology remains a constant fixture, as does Pissenem and his team’s commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience. It’s this passion to offer the best clubbing experience in the world, that has made the club an island and international favorite, drawing in music lovers from all around the world each and every summer.

SIGN UP FOR COMMEMORATIVE COMMUNITY NFT
To say a special thank you to the community, and all those who’ve supported Hï Ibiza since first opening our doors, a FREE celebratory NFT will be minting to mark this special occasion. Holders will be given access to exclusive benefits, limited drops and bring our community together in one place. The white list is open, sign up now at hiibiza.com/top100
 
To find out more information and calendar about The World’s No. 1 Club, visit hiibiza.com.

DAYLIGHT Beach Club hosted Travis Porter for Music Performance via Wicked Creative for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Daylight Beach Club

This past weekend, DAYLIGHT Beach Club, located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, hosted Atlanta Hip-Hop trio Travis Porter for a roaring crowd Sunday, June 26.

Arriving around 4:30 p.m., the trio took the DAYLIGHT stage for an electric performance of their hit songs including certified gold-selling singles “Ayy Ladies” and “Bring It Back” as well as the Billboard Hot 100 hit Make It Rain,” among several others. After their performance, the group spent the afternoon sipping on Casamigos Reposado and socializing around the DJ booth.

New England Patriots’ running back Rhamondre Stevenson also was spotted enjoying the pool party and joined the trio on stage after their performance.

Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, DAYLIGHT Beach Club is the place to be for a luxuriously entertaining pool experience with its 50,000-square-foot space including a 4,400-square-foot main pool and two additional private pools for cabana guests. DAYLIGHT is also open from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday nights for its Latin-inspired “Neon Vibra” parties.  For more information, including special event pricing or to make reservations, please visit HERE or call 702-632-4700.

About DAYLIGHT Beach Club

Spanning 50,000 square feet at Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoDAYLIGHT Beach Club offers a picturesque resort beach club experience with a massive main pool as well as two private pools for cabana guests. For an elevated beach club experience, DAYLIGHT offers daybeds, banquettes and bungalows, available with reservations. DAYLIGHT’s exceptional hand-crafted cocktails, poolside bites and VIP bottle service come together with a stellar roster of international DJs and performing artists. DAYLIGHT is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. DAYLIGHT is also open from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday nights for its Latin-inspired “Neon Vibra” parties. More information is on the website at daylightvegas.com as well as on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

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BRITNEY SPEARS – AREA15

On Sunday, June 26, world-famous superstar and singer Britney Spears visited AREA15 during her trip to Las Vegas. Joined by her husband Sam Asghari, manager Cade Hudson and legendary Las Vegas showman Jeff Beacher, Spears and her guests experienced “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and rode Haley’s Comet twice.

While visiting the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Spears and Asghari were spotted running around the destination holding hands, smiling and laughing.

After Spears shared her visit to AREA15 on Instagram, Paris Hilton, the American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, singer and DJ, commented on the post saying, “Love AREA15! I went there for my bachelorette weekend!”

*Photo Credit: Peter Ruprecht

WHERE:
AREA15
3215 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages.

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazine, claiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Auris Presents Debuts Heatwave Music Festival via InFamous PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

AURIS – HEATWAVE

Today Auris Presents, Chicago’s leading force in live music events, has announced the debut Heatwave Music Festival. Heatwave will take over Chicago July 16 & 17 with a fully immersive, pop-art inspired event, bridging the gap between experiential art and globally leading dance music performances.

Since the world shaping works of Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl, pop-art has always been about harnessing the power of mass-culture to turn the images of the moment on their head. Heatwave aims to tip its hat to this moment in time by creating a music-meets-art landscape of installations and environments to explore.

The debut event will feature some of dance music’s most celebrated stars like Group Therapy and Anjuna powerhouse Above & Beyond, Swedish hitmakers Galantis, hip-hop influenced producer RL Grime, global superstar TIËSTO, and Canadian bass music kings Zeds Dead.

Larger than life house inspired sounds will be on full display at Heatwave from the illustrious Oliver Heldens, Grammy-nominated Audien, South African live duo Goldfish, hitmaker Frank Walker, rising star MADDS, and sultry Counter Records signee Kasbo playing a DJ set. Billing continues with Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue, Matoma, Borgeous, and more.

The deeper end of electronic music’s mainstage sound continues with scene leaders like G Jones, Ekali, Blunts & Blondes, and Boombox Cartel, paired with the rap crossover stylings of Lost Kings and Yellow Claw.

Bass and tech house continues its meteoric rise at Heatwave as it welcomes superstars like J. Worra, Dr. Fresch, Shiba San, and Westend to its art-clave paradise.

Heatwave will welcome a full range of to be announced visual artists and creatives set to adorn Douglass Park with areas for attendees to get lost in. These reality altering experiential elements set Heatwave apart as the most exciting addition to Chicago’s dance music calendar.

The event will be led by the team behind Auris Presents, the reigning tastemakers of Chicago’s dance music and immersive festival community, and team behind Chicago live music and entertainment venues RADIUS, Concord Music Hall, PRYSM and more.

Attendees can sign-up to be the first to get their festival passes at HERE General tickets will be on-sale May 13th with payment plans available now.

Heatwave Music Festival Lineup:
Above & Beyond, Galantis, RL Grime, Tiësto, Zeds Dead

Audien
Blunts & Blondes
Boombox Cartel
Borgeous
Canabliss
Dion Timmer
Dr. Fresch
Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue
Ekali
Frank Walker
G Jones
GG Magree
Goldfish
J. Worra
Kasbo (DJ Set)
Łaszewo
Lost Kings
Loud Luxury
Madds
Matoma
Oliver Heldens
Phantoms (DJ Set)
Ranger Trucco
Rome in Silver
Rossy
Shiba San
Ship Wrek
Slow Magic
Two Feet
Westend
Win & Woo
Yellow Claw

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SAVANNAH CAVANAUGH – MISS COLORADO

Following a night of showcasing talent, interview skills, and social impact achievements, one outstanding woman was left speechless on stage during the Miss Colorado competition at the PACE Center in Parker. Savannah Cavanaugh, 25, representing her area as Miss Beaver Creek, was crowned Miss Colorado 2022 and awarded $10,000 in scholarship assistance for winning. As the state titleholder, Cavanaugh will have the chance to compete for the national title at the annual Miss America Competition in December at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Cavanaugh, who sang a rendition of “Yesterday” by The Beatles for the talent competition, is a graduate of both Vanderbilt University, where she received her Masters in Business Administration, and The University of Texas at Austin, where she received her BBA in Finance. Cavanaugh hopes to one day become the chief marketing officer of a consumer products company and a university professor.
Cavanaugh’s social impact initiative “Healthy Lungs, Healthy Life!” focuses on sharing the importance of lung health and the detrimental side effects of tobacco use. As the Colorado state titleholder, Cavanaugh will now travel across the state, spreading her message of “Healthy Lungs, Healthy Life!” with her partnership with the American Lung Association.
“Being crowned Miss Colorado 2022 is an incredible dream come true,” said Cavanaugh. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to compete alongside so many brilliant, talented women. I hope to live up to the legacy, serve as a positive role model for women of all ages and make the Miss America Organization proud. It’s truly an honor to represent the great state of Colorado. I look forward to making a significant impact through my social impact initiative throughout the state of Colorado during my reign.”
Cavanaugh began competing within the Miss America Organization at age 22. Cavanaugh is excited about the chance to win the national title of Miss America and is presented with Miss America’s registered trademarked crown and year-long service. The primary function of Miss America is to serve as an advocate and role model for young women while sharing her passion and life story, as well as the legacy of the Miss America Organization.
“We are so excited for the year ahead with Savannah,” said Mette Castor and Mark Hinson, the Miss Colorado Organization Executive Directors. “She was selected out of a very competitive field of outstanding young women. We are confident that she will represent Miss Colorado and Miss America Organizations with the utmost grace as they continue to serve their communities and state.”

Thomas Ingenlath CEO of Polestar

POLESTAR RINGS IN NASDAQ

Polestar, the Swedish electric car brand, has rung the famous bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York City to celebrate its public listing. Polestar began trading officially under the ticker “PSNY” on 24 June 2022.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath was joined by members of the Polestar and Gores Guggenheim teams, gathering in New York City to mark the latest milestone in Polestar’s journey towards sustainable mobility.

“This is such a proud day, and ringing the bell at Nasdaq is a symbolic celebration. Today truly marks the beginning of the next chapter in the story of Polestar. We have a clear vision of what that story will be, and the listing gives us the platform to accelerate and push harder for a transition towards more sustainable mobility,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

The bellringing was amplified on Nasdaq’s digital billboard screens in Times Square, which flashed images of some of Polestar’s over 2,000 global employees and the company’s vision statement. PSNY-branded Polestar 2 cars were also on display in the famous city square.

Polestar offices and retail locations across its 25 active markets were connected and watched the event live, celebrating locally.

The public listing will help Polestar build its ambitious plans for growth in some of the most attractive global E.V. segments while driving forward its industry-leading sustainability goals, including an utterly climate-neutral car by 2030.

Polestar has significant momentum as it enters a period of rapid growth and builds a diversified product portfolio, launching three new premium electric cars, including two SUVs, by 2024. The first, Polestar 3, a full-size electric SUV, is expected to launch in October 2022 and will set a new standard in this high-margin, premium segment.

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MENTAL HEALTH – DR. ALEX ALVARDO

Even though we have made great progress in bringing people into therapy during the pandemic, there is still a huge stigma about therapy – that it doesn’t work. In order to really change this perception, we must do more upfront work to make sure people are being matched correctly to qualified therapists and psychologists who can care for, and treat, that person’s individualized needs. To achieve this successfully requires more than a simple Internet search or app signup.

One of the biggest missteps someone can make when searching for a therapist is blindly accepting the most convenient option. This could come in the form of a quick Internet search (just because something pops up in the No. 1 position on Google does not mean it is the best option for you); or taking a referral from a friend or family member (just because a therapist is right for someone else, does not mean it is the best match for you). Additionally, skipping the therapist interview step, and rushing to the hiring step (or signing up on a mental health app), can make you feel committed or trapped with a therapist that was never the right match for you in the first place. It is true that the year 2020 will likely be known as one of the most stressful years in our time, and the first time that many Americans sought out a therapist. While this is a good thing and shows progress for improving mental health, we now face a lesser-talked about “second pandemic” of mental health issues – of which includes finding the right therapist – that could affect our future perception of mental health and our willingness to seek help.

Compounding this problem is the anxiety, financial stress, politics, substance abuse, isolation, job worries, relationship problems, health concerns and other issues that have intensified since the start of the pandemic, which has overwhelmed therapists with new patients, many of whom go on a waiting list or get referred out to less qualified resources. Mental health professionals are not immune from the stress of the pandemic either, often citing burnout and fatigue from heavy patient loads, while also struggling to handle their own stress at home.

All of these factors contribute to a more complicated and challenging mental health environment that requires increased navigation and guidance from the mental health industry to make sure that those seeking help are receiving evidence-based therapies from qualified professionals who have the bandwidth to invest in the client for the long run. To improve first-time encounters with therapy, I developed a free online matchmaking platform at Thriving Center of Psychology that vets and validates licensed professionals, then matches them to individuals seeking help, based on the person’s specific therapy needs and the professional’s area of expertise and therapy process.

To begin the process of finding the right therapist is simple. Start by filling out a 3-minute questionnaire that helps uncover the style of therapist that may be the best fit for your specific situation and preferred type. Questions cover everything from therapy approach to gender and ethnicity, including what specialty of a therapist are you seeking? Are you looking for a goal-oriented or reflective therapist? Do you want your therapist to have a holistic approach (including recommending yoga, meditation, and journaling)? and so on.

This filter then quickly matches individuals seeking help to a vetted database of qualified therapists who are licensed to work in the state in which the person lives. I developed this therapist matchmaking platform because so many friends and family members would ask me for therapist referrals. What I came to realize was that when people finally decide they should find a mental health therapist, they are often faced with a huge hurdle: finding a qualified therapist. Finding a therapist is not easy, especially if you are not a professional in the mental health industry and do not know all the right questions to ask. Mistakes can be easily made as many people either skip or rush through the research and interview step of finding a therapist.

If it is a person’s first time in therapy and it is a bad experience, it is most likely they will never return to it.
Once you find your therapist match, you should still interview 2-3 therapists before
committing to a paid session with anyone. Face-to-face office visits or video sessions
are ideal. During the interview, be sure to check the therapist’s credentials with state government sites, and have a clear understanding of his or her treatment style, therapy process and verify whether or not that therapy approach is evidence-based as defined by the American Psychological Association. Also, ask the therapist if he or she has ever treated anyone with similar concerns to yours. This will give you a clearer picture on the therapist’s treatment approach. It is important in this initial interview with the therapist, that you do not do all the talking.

You can share at a high level about what is going on (like, I’m grieving from the death of my mother), but do not get into the
details. Let the therapist do the majority of the talking so you can get a really good feel for his or her compatibility to you and your needs. Additionally, make sure that the therapist you select is licensed to work in your state. The increased popularity of virtual sessions since the start of the pandemic has opened many more options for people
seeking counseling, but if you go the virtual route, you still need to make sure the therapist is licensed to work in the state in which you reside. Ultimately, to live a truly fulfilled life, remember that it is just as important to place a high
priority on your mental health as it is for your physical health. You deserve the chance to unlock your true potential and live the life you have always dreamed of so do not let anything get in the way of your mental health, which is part of your overall health.

Start with the research step and find the therapist that is the best match for your specific needs – then the rest of the journey will be less stressful from there.

Dr. Alex Alvarado 

Indian Wells Offers stays for family and golf group via Buffalo Agency for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Golf Resort – the public world-class golf, vacation, culinary and events destination located in the picturesque Coachella Valley – is partnering with neighboring Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa to offer a pair of extraordinary stay-and-play packages perfect for golf group and family getaways.

Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year, the acclaimed Palm Springs-area resort features 36 holes of exceptional golf on its acclaimed “Celebrity” and “Players” courses. The Celebrity, designed by architect Clive Clark and colloquially referred to as “The Beauty,” features aesthetically pleasing water features, colorful wildflowers and narrow fairway corridors placing an emphasis on strategic shotmaking.

The challenging John Fought-designed Players course, or “The Beast” as it’s known, is a longer, more spacious layout with demanding bunkering and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. Like the Celebrity, no roads or homes disrupt the  two routings with each hole designed to provide a feeling of serene privacy and escape from the hustle and bustle right in the heart of the dynamic Coachella Valley.

With the “Indian Wells Stay & Play” package, guests can enjoy three nights’ accommodations at the luxurious Hyatt Regency along with a round each on both the Celebrity and Players layouts. The offer also features one additional round on either course, with the option to add a fourth round on departure day for an additional fee.

The superb “Lifestyle Escape” package features two nights’ accommodations at the Hyatt Regency along with one each day of unlimited golf on the Celebrity and Players. Additionally, guests can add a round on departure day and reserve a lesson with one of the excellent PGA Professionals at Indian Wells for an additional fee. Information on additional details and pricing may be obtained by calling 800.495.5520. 

“We are thrilled to offer these outstanding stay-and-play offers providing golfers and families the opportunity to enjoy our world-class resort for a fun summer getaway,” says Sven Wiedenhaupt, general manager. “Guests will not only our marvelous golf, but also the top-notch dining and welcoming customer care which Indian Wells Golf Resort is long known for.”

The Vue Grille & Bar, located in the resort’s stunning 53,000-square-foot clubhouse, boasts award-winning cuisine and an extensive selection of wine and spirits complemented by gorgeous views of the property and top-of-the-line service. Adding to the splendid dining offerings, Café 36 is a special anniversary-themed option located on the first floor of the clubhouse.

Indian Wells Golf Resort is also an ideal destination for weddings, meetings and other group outings. Most notable is an “in-demand” pavilion accommodating up to 700 guests with additional lawn event space combining for up to 1,300 visitors at a time. The resort’s Celebrity Ballroom is another premier event space with a beautiful outdoor patio and capacity for 250 guests.

For more information about Indian Wells Golf Resort please call 760.346.4653 or visit Here

About Indian Wells Golf Resort

Located in the picturesque Coachella Valley of Southern California, Indian Wells Golf Resort, celebrating its 36th anniversary, is a world-class public golf, vacation, culinary and events destination. The resort boasts two championship golf courses, The Players and The Celebrity layouts, which have both garnered rave reviews and played host to such prestigious events as the groundbreaking “Skins Game” featuring the greats of the game, three PGA TOUR Champions events and the GOLF Channel’s “Big Break.” In addition to the elite golf offerings, guests can enjoy award-winning cuisine and friendly service at The Vue Grille & Bar located in the resort’s spectacular 53,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Owned by the city of Indian Wells, the heralded resort is located within walking distance from four luxury area hotels making it an ideal retreat for golfers of all skill levels as well as group outings, weddings, and family getaways. The staff’s dedication to exceptional customer care combined with the stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains make visiting Indian Wells Golf Resort a truly all-encompassing experience to long savor.

Radisson’s New Hotel in Istanbul

Radisson Hotel Istanbul, Harbiye features 90 comfortable rooms and suites. Most of the hotel’s superior and premium rooms offer guests sea-view balconies overlooking the glistening Bosphorus and guest can enjoy a relaxing design and modern facilities in addition to the city vistas. Free Wi-Fi, work desks, rain showers and individual room climate control are just some of the features that make each room memorable. Nearby historic and cultural sites including the Atatürk Cultural Center, the Dolmabahçe Palace, and the recently opened Galataport Istanbul offer a breathing, amazing environment for culture and arts, shopping and dining.

A stone’s throw from the hotel, guests can discover the vibrant and modern entertainment complex, Taksim Square, which boasts a variety of restaurants and shops and where numerous parades and celebrations take place throughout the year. The renovated Atatürk Cultural Center is a key local point of Taksim Square and is home to Istanbul’s Opera House, the Theater Hall, the National Library, and AKM Gallery, a dream for art lovers and considered the beating heart of Istanbul’s art scene. Several of Istanbul’s most iconic and popular cultural destinations such as the Topkapı Palace Museum, the Hagia Sophia, and the bustling Grand Bazaar are all within easy access to the hotel. For those looking to do a spot of shopping, İstiklal Street, one of the most famous shopping avenues in Istanbul, is also a less than ten-minute walk away from the hotel.

After exploring the sights of Istanbul, guests can enjoy the Turkuaz restaurant for a delightful à la carte dining experience where guests can try local Turkish flavors and a selection of international cuisine. After a busy day, guests can also unwind with a hot drink in the privacy of their room or relax in the hotel’s spa, featuring a Turkish bath, sauna, and steam bath. Radisson Hotel Istanbul, Harbiye also has two meeting rooms with stylish and functional spaces for meetings up to 25 people which feature the latest audiovisual technology, including high speed Wi-Fi, a sound system and LCD projector.

Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, says; “We are excited to welcome another Radisson branded hotel in the heart of Istanbul. We remain strongly committed to cementing our leading position in Istanbul with both leisure and business destinations across the country. We have established clear objectives to reach over 50 hotels in operation and under development by 2023 and we are accelerating our growth accordingly.’’

Vefa Çelik General Manager of Radisson Hotel Istanbul, Harbiye says; ”We are very pleased with the cooperation with Radisson Hotel Group. Turkey is aiming for 42 million tourists and 35 billion U.S. dollars in tourism income for 2022, Radisson Hotel Group is in a prime position to offer guests a diverse guest experience to create memorable moments and we believe that our guests will enjoy exploring this unique and historical city with us.’’

An athlete, Sofia Huerta, becomes Ambassador via Signing Day Sports for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Signing Day Sports

Signing Day Sports the digital ecosystem that helps athletes get discovered and recruited for college sports by coaches across the country, announced today an expansion into men’s and women’s soccer, spearheaded by a roster of professional soccer ambassadors including USWNT standout and OL Reign Defender Sofia Huerta, Canadian Women’s National Team star and Portland Thorns FC forward Janine Beckie and 12-year MLS veteran Brad Evans.  

With this expansion, men’s and women’s high school soccer players, high school coaches, and college coaches now have access to Signing Day Sports’ innovative platform that is revolutionizing the recruiting process for student-athletes and high school and college coaches alike.  Signing Day Sports boasts almost 150,000 student-athlete profiles on the platform across all sports, in addition to thousands of high school coaches and college coaches representing more than 220 Div. I, II, III, and NAIA schools nationwide. 

“Our goal at Signing Day Sports is to always help student-athletes maximize their potential in the recruitment process through the unmatched access and expanded networks we have,” said John Dorsey, Signing Day Sports CEO. “We’ve already seen the difference our technology makes for student-athletes and coaches in football, baseball, and softball recruiting and are thrilled to expand our platform to cater to men’s and women’s soccer as we continue to impact the future of college sports recruiting.” 

As part of this launch, Signing Day Sports has signed notable professional soccer stars in Huerta, Beckie, and Evans as ambassadors, who will share their college recruiting stories and spread awareness for Signing Day Sports’ expansion into men’s and women’s soccer.  In addition to the soccer ambassadors, men’s and women’s soccer college coaches representing all Power Five Conferences – and several others across Div. I, II, III and NAIA – are now active on Signing Day Sports, including those leading teams ranked within the NCAA top 20 men’s and women’s programs.

“I’ve been lucky enough to take the sport I love and turn it into a career following successful collegiate and club stints. Teaming up with Signing Day Sports to raise awareness for the platform’s innovative technology that makes collegiate soccer more accessible to those who want to continue playing was a no-brainer for me,” said Huerta. “I want other student-athletes who are passionate about the game to have the opportunity to recognize their full potential and extend their careers through college and beyond.” 

Signing Day Sports was founded in 2020 by a group of former professional athletes and coaches who saw the need to improve the antiquated college sports recruiting landscape.  Student-athletes have the ability to upload video-verified measurables and testing, official fundamental and drill recordings, game schedules and stats, and interview questions to highlight the intangibles of their athletic character all in one app. High School and club coaches can manage rosters and depth charts, communicate internally with players and staff, remain aware of recruiting communications, and advocate for their athletes all in one place. College coaches and scouts can find recruits that meet any level of criteria, can plan out recruiting classes for years to come, and can trust and evaluate talent through video-verification and analysis in one single platform. With Signing Day Sports, more athletes, coaches, and recruiters will be able to find each other than ever before, facilitating and leading to more offers, scholarships, and successful programs on a national scale.