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Lotus Reveals ‘Blueprint’ For Next Generation

 

  • World premiere for innovative new lightweight EV structure
  • Developed through Project LEVA research programme, rear subframe is 37% lighter than on Lotus Emira V6
  • Will be integrated into Lotus electric sports car architecture
  • Versatile architecture supports multiple layouts, wheelbase lengths, battery sizes and configurations – view an animation at media.lotuscars.com
  • Technology on display at Cenex LCV event on 22/23 September
  • For downloadable media assets, please visit: https://bit.ly/LEVA_ 

(Hethel, UK – 21 September 2021) – Just weeks after Lotus confirmed it will be launching a new family of EV performance cars, it has given a world premiere to the innovative new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin the electric sports car in the range.

The new structure has been developed through Project LEVA (Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture), announced last October by Lotus. Project LEVA is a research programme that’s accelerating the development of all-new lightweight structures for next-generation battery electric vehicles.

Today Lotus can reveal it’s this structure developed through Project LEVA which will be integrated into the company’s new architecture for electric sports cars. Thanks to the innovation of Lotus and the Project LEVA partners, the rear subframe is 37% lighter than it is on the Lotus Emira V6. It means Lotus now has the ‘blueprint’ for the next generation of electric sports cars, for future Lotus products and for the Lotus Engineering consultancy to commercialise.

The Project LEVA lightweight chassis technology is being shown at the Low Carbon Vehicle event staged by Cenex, the UK’s Low Carbon and Fuel Cells Centre of Excellence, at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, UK, on 22/23 September.

A new animation from Lotus reveals how the technology will form part of the new electric sports car chassis, illustrating the versatile nature of this all-new Lotus-developed vehicle architecture. It is fully adaptable to provide a platform for a range of EVs with variable layouts, wheelbase lengths, battery sizes and configurations.

VEHICLE LAYOUT
WHEELBASE
BATTERY SIZE / CONFIGURATION
MAXIMUM BATTERY POWER
EDU LAYOUT / MAX POWER
Two-seater
Minimum of 2,470mm
8-module / chest
66.4kWh
Single / 350kW
Two-seater
More than 2,650mm
12-module / chest
99.6kWh
Twin / 650kW
2+2
More than 2,650mm
8-module / slab
66.4kWh
Single / 350 kW or Twin / 650kW

As the animation shows, all three layouts feature a common lightweight die-cast rear sub-frame with multiple interchangeable components. This is the Project LEVA innovation, and it means a single vehicle architecture can accommodate two different types of battery configurations:

  • ‘Chest’ layout, where the modules are stacked vertically behind the two seats. A chest layout is a ‘mid-mounted power pack’, ideal for sports car / hypercar vehicle types where a low overall ride height and low centre of gravity are required, and as seen on the Lotus Evija pure electric hypercar.
  • ‘Slab’ layout, where the modules are integrated horizontally under the cabin. This is most suitable for vehicles where a higher ride height and a taller overall profile is required. It is often referred to as a ‘skateboard power pack’ layout.

The innovative new subframe features cylindrical battery cells for high energy density, with the option of a single or twin electronic drive unit (EDU) to support. Cold cure, spot bonding and advanced weld processes mean reduced environmental impact during assembly.

This unique degree of flexibility and modularity in wheelbase and propulsion solutions will be the genesis for a wide variety of electric vehicle applications. These could be for the eagerly anticipated Lotus electric sports car – scheduled for launch in 2026 – as well as for third-party clients through Lotus Engineering.

Funding for the project came in part from the Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator programme (ARMD). Awarded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the programme is delivered on behalf of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) by Cenex.

Richard Moore, Executive Director, Engineering, Lotus Cars, commented: “Project LEVA and the electric sports car architecture are perfect illustrations of the innovation which continues to be at the heart of everything Lotus does. Today’s EVs are heavy in comparison to their ICE equivalents, so the ARMD funding has helped Lotus to innovate earlier in the product cycle and develop a new vehicle architecture that targets lightweight and performance density from conception. Rather than developing a single vehicle, it means Lotus now has the ‘blueprint’ for the next generation of electric sports cars, for future Lotus products and for the Lotus Engineering consultancy to commercialise.”

Project LEVA has been led by engineer Richard Rackham, Head of Vehicle Concepts, Lotus. Richard is best known for his revolutionary work on development of the extruded aluminium Lotus Elise architecture 25 years ago. Richard commented: “Project LEVA is as revolutionary now as the Elise architecture was in 1996. In true Lotus spirit, significant weight savings have been achieved throughout, with a focus on ultimate performance, efficiency and safety being engineered into the structure from the outset – for example, by utilising the vehicle structure as the battery enclosure, having an integrated EDU, eliminating subframes and optimising the multi-link suspension components.”

On Project LEVA, Lotus has collaborated with supply chain partner Sarginsons Industries and leading academics from Brunel University London to harness the full ‘light-weighting’ potential of the vehicle architecture.

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series detailing Lotus’ transition to an all-electric brand:

  • January 2021: Lotus announced it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alpine, the performance car division of Groupe Renault, to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sports car.
  • April 2021: at the Driving Tomorrow global strategy conference, Lotus confirmed the E-Eports vehicle architecture was one of four Lotus-developed chassis that would underpin future models.
  • August 2021: Lotus confirmed it would be launching a new electric sports car in 2026 – Type 135 – which is intended to be manufactured in the UK.
  • Today: Lotus gives a world premiere to the innovative new chassis technology that will underpin that electric sports car.

The next stage of the project is for Lotus to continue development of the all-electric vehicles which will be built on this innovative and market leading new architecture.

Also on the Lotus stand at Cenex is the Lotus Evija, the world’s first pure-electric British hypercar. The car, an engineering prototype, will be ‘naked’ with several body panels removed to allow visitors to see key components and systems.

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EMBRACE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE

The newly appointed leader of the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance today (21/9/21) urges the industry and enthusiasts to embrace the challenge of the green agenda.

Garry Wilson, who becomes the HCVA’s first CEO says: “A big part of the job will be making sure the sector has a share of the voice as part of the UK automotive industry and heritage sector”.

“I think we need to embrace the environmental challenge and work with legislators to identify solutions – while at the same time demonstrating very clearly the environmental credentials of the classic movement”.

“How can we help the sector become environmentally cleaner, whilst highlighting how it is ALREADY environmentally friendly?”

Garry, 58, is determined the campaigning group, which launched just four months ago, will collaborate with other classic and historic organisations and across the automotive world to ensure policy makers and regulators understand the sector’s priorities and concerns.

He says: “We have to work in partnership with the mainstream motor industry and motorsport to achieve sustainable results. We have to get our voice out there so that our £18.3billion industry is on people’s minds.”

A perfect fit for the HCVA leadership role, Garry is looking forward to meeting members and hearing their views. He began his motor industry journey as a Rover Group graduate trainee in the mid-1980s working his way through various engineering and managerial jobs over 13 years. His post Rover career has included an impressive range of senior roles in automotive sector engineering, innovation, manufacturing and supply businesses.

Recently he’s played a key part in managing the transformation the sector is undergoing helping to establish the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre and the Advanced Propulsion Centre which facilitates funding to UK-based projects developing low-carbon emission technologies.

The automotive industry has been my life for more than 35 years. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver positive impact – not short term, but genuinely sustainable impact – for a sector I am passionate about,” says the Herefordshire based father of two. “Classics, historics and motorsport – are my passion, but I’m no dyed in the wool petrolhead. On electrification I appreciate both sides of the argument and absolutely believe there should be room for both electric and ICE vehicles now and into the future. I want to work with others to ensure a future that allows both to thriveFor the past seven years I’ve been working in industry helping to establish the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre and the Advanced Propulsion Centre. What I hope to do now is bring the same thinking, the same energy and commitment to the classic sector.”

Current daily driver is a BMW 5 series, Garry owns or has owned an impressive selection of classics. He describes himself as a ‘neo-Classic guy’. Pride and joy is a 1969 Rover P5B coupe. The new CEO also speaks fondly of a 20 year old BMW Z3 2.8, a 25 year old Land Rover Defender and identifies rallying in a 1980s MG Metro 6R4 as ‘my big passion’. He is a qualified off-road driving instructor, an advanced motorcyclist and holds a motorsport competition licence.

On the task ahead he says: “The big challenges are the immediacy of E10, classics registration, the general movement away from fossil fuels and the development of synthetic fuels. And, of course the skills challenge is a huge issue in the UK at the moment, particularly from the perspective of the age demographics. I’m a big admirer of the Heritage Skills Academy and I want to work with them to enhance the work they are doing”.

“I’m a firm believer in two-way electrification – when you take out an engine and a fuel tank from one of the UK’s heritage vehicles and replace it with an electric power system you should do it in a way that allows an owner to reverse the process later if they need to. It shouldn’t be one way only.”

HCVA Advisory Board chair Julian Barratt said: “It’s great to have a CEO of Garry’s energy and experience on board. I look forward to working with him very closely on our campaigns for the benefit of our members and the classic vehicle world we all care deeply about”

The ‘not for profit’ alliance was launched in May with a mission to protect and promote the sector and secure its long-term future. It campaigns on behalf of individuals and companies in the classic vehicle world including specialist restorers, dealers, parts suppliers and a broad cross section of the multi-billion-pound industry.

In just four months HCVA has built a strong membership base across the industry, owners and enthusiasts. It has attracted widespread publicity in mainstream and specialist media and gained the support of politicians, campaigners and leading industry and motorsport figures. Amongst the HCVA’s early achievements is to open a new dialogue with the DVLA to seek solutions to the problem of issuing of original or age-related registrations. It has also led campaigning to raise awareness of challenges around the introduction this month of E10 fuel.

The sector’s contribution to the UK economy is huge. Annual turnover including substantial international trade is estimated at £18.3 billion, the three-million-strong British classic fleet is valued at over £12 billion and annual tax revenue generated for the exchequer is close to £3 billion.

The trade, in which British craft skills and engineering excellence lead the world, supports around 113,000 jobs in thousands of specialist small businesses and supply chain firms. It also provides training places and apprenticeship schemes, giving opportunities to young people.

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MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT AND SIRIUSXM PREMIERE ‘HAWKEYE’ !!

New York, NY— September 21, 2021 — The Marvel’s Wastelanders adventure continues! Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM announced their latest original scripted podcast series, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye, will premiere on Monday, October 4.

Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye is the second installment in the Marvel’s Wastelanders audio epic. The 10-episode original scripted podcast series is written by J. Holtham (Jessica Jones), directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown), with original sound design by One Thousand Birds, and an original score by James Harrison Monaco and JJJJJerome Ellis.

The series stars Stephen Lang (Avatar) as Hawkeye, Sasha Lane (Loki) as Ash, and features performances by Jess Barbagallo (Max), Michelle Hurd (Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird), Bobby Moreno (Junior), Joe Morton (Ringmaster), Tracie Thoms (Kate Bishop), with Lea DeLaria (Raven/Mystique).

Thirty years ago, the villains of the world rose up and killed all the heroes. Well, all the heroes that mattered. The sole survivor of the Avengers, Hawkeye (Lang) is now a sideshow freak, re-living the worst day of his life for paying audiences. He’s surly, broken, and losing his sight, but there’s still that fire in him to be a hero, to avenge his friends. And he’s ready to do what needs to be done: killing every last person responsible for the deaths of those he loved the most.

When the Brotherhood Traveling Circus, Carnival and Ringmaster’s Road Show arrives at the Kingdom (in the territory formerly known as the southwest desert), Hawkeye gets an unexpected visitor, his estranged 17-year-old daughter Ash (Lane). On her own mission for vengeance after losing her best friend, Ash insists on following Hawkeye on his secret mission. In a world without heroes, Ash learns what a true hero can really be. Listen to the series teaser here.

“I’m thrilled for this next series set in the Wastelands! We were lucky enough to work on the show with a top-notch creative team, writer J. Holtham and Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin, along with actors Stephen Lang and Sasha Lane to name a few members of the incredibly talented cast,” said Jill Du Boff, Director of Audio at Marvel. “This show is such a fun and wild ride, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”

The series will be available exclusively on the SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited on Apple Podcasts. Episodes will be widely available two weeks later on Pandora, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms in the U.S. Learn more at siriusxm.com/wastelanders.

Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye follows Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord, the first installment in the multi-part original scripted podcast series set in the Wastelands. The audio series featured a star-studded cast including Timothy Busfield (Peter Quill), Danny Glover (Red), Chris Elliott (Rocket), and Vanessa Williams (Emma Frost).

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.  For more information visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL

About SiriusXM
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM’s properties, which include Pandora and leading podcast company Stitcher, reach more than 150 million listeners, the largest addressable audience in the U.S., across all categories of digital audio – music, sports, talk, and podcasts. SiriusXM’s acquisitions of Stitcher and Simplecast, alongside industry-leading ad tech company AdsWizz, make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

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BLACK SPIRITS FESTIVAL REISSUED TODAY

Album Features Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), The Original Last Poets, Stanley Crouch And Others

Today, Motown Records Black Forum label reissued Black Spirits Festival Of New Black Poets In America. Recorded at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, the spoken word collection features performances by Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), The Original Last Poets, Stanley Crouch plus a number of amateur youth poets. 

On Black Spirits Festival Of New Black Poets In America, Imamu Amiri Baraka provides introductory comments and closes the album with Éc;A History Poem.Éd; The famed author, who taught at several universities, co-founded the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. The Original Last Poets were a group of poets and musicians that formed in East Harlem in 1968 on Malcolm X’s birthday, May 19. They had a significant impact on popular culture that lived on in the work of subsequent lineups, known as The Last Poets. In addition to his poetry and novels, Stanley Crouch was known for his jazz and cultural criticism. He served as an artistic consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center and appeared in several Ken Burns’ documentaries, including Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.

The album also features six poems ;Grosvenor plus performances;Johari Amini, Clarence Major, Norman Jordan, Jackie Earley, Askia Muhammad Tour, David Henderson, Larry Neal;Amus Moore. Woodie King Jr. produced Black Spirits Festival Of New Black Poets In America as well as Imamu Amiri Baraka’s 1972 album, It’s Nation Time African Visionary Music, also released by Black Forum.

Motown Records was founded to provide Black artists and executives space to pursue their personal dreams through music and sound. But as a label birthed in the community, Motown has always deeply understood that achieving Black dreams has always been about something more significant than a single individual. Thus, in 1970, Motown established Black Forum to be where the collective dreams of Black communities were pursued, protected and given permanence. Originally released in 1972, Black Spirits Festival Of New Black Poets In America exemplified Black Forum’s commitment to providing a platform for a new generation of writers.

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CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON’S SLOT MACHINE SYNDROME OUT NOW

Today, Nashville-based Americana-tinged Country artist Caleb Lee Hutchinson releases his critically acclaimed EP, Slot Machine Syndrome. Slot Machine Syndrome marks the beginning of a bold new chapter for the singer-songwriter, full of outsider’s pride and the sense of bold conviction shared by his heroes. It’s a chapter where he is finally the author of his own story.

Produced by Grammy-nominated Americana talent Brent Cobb, the set moves hard country’s bleeding edge into a new, modern era, with one of Nashville’s most dynamic vocalists embracing a grittier version of himself.

With his second EP, Slot Machine Syndrome, the rising star plants a flag deep into his Southern roots’ standing proudly apart from the country mainstream proving his talent goes beyond what fans thought they knew.

In support of the new EP, Hutchinson will join up with Vincent Neil Emerson for select co-headlining dates throughout the southeast before making his debut performance at AMERICANAFEST in Nashville.

For all up-to-date news and tour info visit calebleehutchinson.com.

 

Caleb Lee Hutchinson on Tour

9/16 @ Capricorn Sound Studios | Macon, GA

9/17 @ The Evening Muse | Charlotte, NC*

9/18 @ Capone’s | Johnson City, TN*

9/21 @ The Burl | Lexington, KY*

9/22 @ Southgate House | Newport, KY*

9/24 @ AMERICANAFEST at The 5 Spot | Nashville, TN

11/4 @ Sam’s Burger Joint | San Antonio, 

11/6 @ Andy’s |&#a0;Denton, 

11/7 @ The Far Out Lounge | Austin, 

12/7 @ Union Hall ;Lakeland, FL

*Co-Headline tour w/Vincent Neil Emerson

 

Slot Machine Syndrome

 

 

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

On behalf of TARA, Ink., we are proud to announce our latest partnership with the fantastic culinary phenomenon, originating from Spain, Savaje at Hyde Midtown Miami.

Imagine a space where the lush intrigue of the Amazon jungle, the passion and spice of Spain, and the mysticism of Japan coalesce, where the senses rejoice and the wildest side of us comes to life — this is what a gastronomic experience at Salvaje is like! If you thought you’ve tasted the best of Japanese and Spanish cuisines, think again! Salvaje brings your wildest fantasies to life, elevating the culinary standards for hospitality decor, flavor profiles, and energetic ambiance to unforeseen heights.

 

The 170-seat space boasts a retractable roof, bamboo daybeds, and an indoor/outdoor dining room featuring signature golden rhinos, oversize palms, and an assortment of illuminated light fixtures. Providing consistent service and expectations of the unexpected throughout the eight locations spanning the globe — Miami, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Madrid, Colombia — Salvaje has amassed an international reputation, and recently expanded to two new locations in Guatemala and Panama in August.

 

Their consistency between all locations is key and evident through their eccentric menu offerings. Imported ingredients such as octopus from Galicia, Alaskan King salmon, Japanese tuna, and Wagyu beef as well as a seasonally shifting sushi and omakase menu are just a few of the offerings of the highest quality used to exhilarate your palate. Enjoy unique performances from Spanish club dancers on the hour every hour, along with hysterically chic cocktails designed and flavored to leave you craving more. Don’t be surprised when your beautifully hand-crafted concoction is served in an unorthodox tusk or bee glass! And as if we needed another reason to visit, Salvaje’s ‘Sunset Sessions’ are sure to provide some ease for your energetic spirit, offering incomparable views of the sun-bathed cityscape and specially priced menu items daily from 4 – 6 PM.

 

 

 

Whether you dine at Salvaje’s venues in Miami, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Madrid, Colombia, Guatemala, or Panama, you can rest assured their presentations and flavors will transport you to an enchanting world, immersed in the flavors, movement, and rhythms of Salsa!

 

We invite all culinary, hospitality, and lifestyle media to dine in to experience and cover Salvaje’s out-of-this-world offerings. If interested in taking this gastronomic journey or learning more about Salvaje and its expansion plans, please write timur@taraink.com.

 

Where:

101 NE 34th St., Midtown Miami

Hours:

3 PM – Midnight Sunday through Thursday

3PM – 1 AM Friday and Saturday

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@SalvajeMiami | miami.salvaje.world

  

About Salvaje:

 

Salvaje brings a fusion of Spanish, LatAm, and Asia-Pacific flavors in a party-like rooftop atmosphere. World-renowned for its eccentric menu offerings, lively ambiance, and expansive cityscape views, Salvaje lives up to its name, translating from Spanish to the word “wild.” The brand was conceptualized by Executive Chef Fermín Azkue, whose impressive gastronomic career throughout Europe and collaboration with traditional Japanese chefs inspired the creativity behind Salvaje. “We at Salvaje have put the quality of our food and nature of the ultimate guest experience at the forefront of our brand,” said chef Azkue. The phenomenon that started in Panama City has led locals, tourists, artists and celebrities from Hollywood, New York and all parts of the world to its doors.

 

 

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MAGGIE ROSE AT THE ECHO

Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter; Maggie Rose released her highly anticipated album Have A Seat, on August 20 via Starstruck Records;The album was recorded live at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).

In support of the release, Rose will bring her rousing live show to The Echo for an unforgettable evening.

Like any great soul singer, Rose beautifully captures the tensions of the current moment, gently presenting her pensive social commentary while providing a much-needed reprieve from the everyday chaos. These songs were written during a contentious time, and there are undertones to the lyrics that are influenced by the state of our world politics and the politics of the music industry; she says. Have a Seat;is responsible, placing an emphasis on inclusivity like, Here, sit down. Let’s try talking to each other. One of the most loving things we can do is listen and make others feel heard and give people the space to speak their minds and be themselves. However, there’s also an intended meaning to the title that points to the power in occupying the seat that’s designated to you: I am claiming a seat I believe is rightfully mine, and I want others to do the same.

 

About Maggie Rose:

Maggie Rose is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock n roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. She is about to release her third studio album;Have a Seat ;Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes ;Have a Seat”came to life at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. In a series of pre-pandemic sessions, Rose recorded live with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes bassist David Hood of the Swampers (the group of session musicians who played on records from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James) and guitarist Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm), along with her longtime bandmates/collaborators Larry Florman (background vocals/percussion), Alex Haddad (guitars), and Sarah Tomek (drums) of Them Vibes. Also featuring an esteemed string section and swampy horn ensemble in a way that’s never been so integral to Rose’s sonic aesthetic ;Have a Seat;continues the free-flowing musical exploration she first began on her powerhouse 2018 album;Change the Whole Thing. Centered on the stunning vocal command she’s revealed in taking the stage at The Grand Ole Opry over 80 times;Have a Seat ;finds Rose approaching her music with more confidence and clarity of vision than ever, ultimately sharing a selection of songs both timeless and urgent. In 2019, Rose toured with Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Kelly Clarkson. She also shared the Cayamo Cruise bill with Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell.

 

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AMAZON MUSIC AND ZHU DEBUT

SEATTLE, WA September 10, 2021

Today, Amazon Music released Welcome to Dreamland, a brand-new documentary following the story of Grammy-nominated artist ZHU’s  journey back to the stage after a year when live music hit pause. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews, the documentary captures what it’s like to take the stage for six historic sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater with ZHU. Watch the full documentary HERE.

An artist whose career began shrouded in mystery, ZHU reveals his story for the first time in Amazon Music’s latest documentary; representing an exciting new era for the enigmatic GRAMMY-nominated artist. Featuring his Amazon Original track. Welcome to Dreamland touches on the cryptic image and persona that shrouds ZHU’s world, his music, his fashion, his fans’ and visually encapsulates the thrilling feeling of the return to live music for a string of shows at Red Rocks.

“Over the last several projects, I have explored many different sounds and ideas not knowing the outcome. It is only with my fans’ love and support that I continue to innovate and be the best that I can.” said ZHU. “Thank you, Amazon Music, for helping me share a piece of Dreamland through this documentary. I want the fans to know that Dreamland is just beginning. Buckle up.”

 

Watch “Welcome to Dreamland” here:

https://youtu.be/ZM3BfCeyFpU 

Download Hi-Res Stills:

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The documentary comes after ZHU and Amazon Music came together to release a brand new;Summer Sessions Playlist, Amazon Music’s annual series featuring summer playlists and Amazon Original songs from top DJs and producers. Released earlier this summer, ZHU curated a wide-ranging playlist that featured iconic summer jams ranging from Maceo Plex’s remix of R&b. Listen to the playlist here.

Listen to ZHU’s Summer Sessions playlist here:

https://amzn.to/ZHUSummerSession

 

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dreamland2021.live/ for ZHU’s October 10 and 11 shows at Los Angeles Greek Theatre and his November 24, 26 and 27 dates at Avant Gardener in Brooklyn. ZHU will perform a unique show each night. Shiba San will join as special guest on all dates.

 

ZHU Dreamland Tour Dates

10/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre

10/11: Los Angeles, CA;@ The Greek Theatre

11/2 ;New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/26: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/27: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

 

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THE LAUNCH OF MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO

New York based Broadway, film, television and acting coach and renowned theatre director, Matthew Corozine is announcing the debut of Matthew Corozine Studio, Inc. Miami (MCS). The studio will debut in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court Event Space beginning September 13, 2021 offering acting classes based on the transformational work of the Meisner technique. Classes will take place on an ongoing basis with limited spaces available each Monday from 6pm-9pm.

Matthew conceptualized MCS with a vision to create a collaborative, expansive, and supportive community for all artists to build their craft with honor and integrity. More than an acting studio, MCS is an inclusive community that celebrates the diversity of all artists who hope to explore their creativity through transformational techniques. MCS is expanding their network. Originally established in New York City, MCS now boasts locations in Washington D.C. and Miami and provides online classes.

“Acting is living and behaving truthfully and fully under imaginary circumstances.”

For over 20 years, this definition of acting is what has guided MCS students through their journey, encouraging them to “Get Out of Their Heads.” Matthew Corozine and all MCS coaches are committed to getting students out of their old stories, encouraging them to be in the present moment, and creating a new artistic future they may not even envision. By removing the walls that each student builds during childhood to survive in the world, MCS conditions them to respond from their unique impulses and instincts. As Matthew teaches, “If you survived 7th grade, you can be an actor.”

From acting careers on national television, Broadway, producing and writing original work for theatre and film, to professional careers in arts related organizations, MCS students have taken the transformational MCS work to become leaders and activists across all creative platforms. Matthew was officially nominated for a 2015 and 2018 EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE EDUCATION TONY AWARD®. He has coached on MTV’s Emmy Award Winning “Made,” and he has been a guest artist teaching master classes in Meisner at SoHo House New York, and SAG-AFTRA as well as other U.S and International destinations.

Some of the highlights of Matthew’s directing credits include FringeNYC (THE BOYS UPSTAIRS and MISS KIM) the NYC and LA premieres Susan E. Isaac’s ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, based on her spiritual memoir, and Terria Joseph’s original one-woman show GOING THROUGH LIFE WITH NO DIRECTION (produced by Alicia Keys at 54 Below).

Testimonial – Sheri Sanders

Founder and Author of ROCK THE AUDITION

“Matt’s insistence on my being truthful to my own nature is something I’ve prayed for in a teacher

my whole life. All I want to do when I’m not working is to be in his class and break through.”

Testimonial – Matthew LaBanca

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, YOUNG, FRANKENSTEIN, WHITE CHRISTMAS (Broadway)

“Taking class here is, hands down, the best investment I’ve made for my acting career. I always knew I had more depth as an actor, but that depth eluded me until I found MCS. This is where I finally learned to let go of doing things the “right” way, to honor my own unique impulses, and to consistently know what it means to live in the moment. The environment here is creative, safe, and often magical. My work is richer, fuller, and further true because of my studies at MCS.”

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J Balvin Announces NEON Experience Cancun

Following the global success of the J Balvin NEON series, Pollen Presents has announced the fifth installment will be taking place in Cancun from January 20-24, 2022. Throughout four days and nights, the J Balvin NEON Experience Cancun will allow fans of the international superstar to take part in pool parties, club events, a curated lineup from J Balvin, and a headlining performance from Balvin himself, all set near the world-famous beaches of Cancun, Mexico.

This follows three sold-out experiences in Las Vegas throughout September, which serves as the official launch of the NEON series. Next up was the unveiling of the first international NEON experience, which will be taking place in Punta Cana from Dec 8-12. Now, Balvin is set to bring the first NEON experience to Mexico as the event series continues to expand.

The J Balvin NEON Experience Cancun will include performances from some of his favorite acts, which will feature a diverse group of artists from the Latin music scene. Guests of the unique experience will get the chance to witness sets from Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Farruko, fellow Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and composer Rauw Alejandro, Colombian singer and songwriter Sebastián Yatra, Argentine rapper, singer, and composer Cazzu, Dominican recording artist El Alfa, Latin dancer and world-class choreographer turned rapper and film actor Nio Garcia, Dominican rapper and singer-songwriter Tokischa, and more.

J Balvin is an artist that needs no introduction, thanks to accolades that include five Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and four Latin American Music Awards. The Colombian artist from Medellín continues to conquer the globe with his NEON brand, while also recently announcing that his highly-anticipated fifth studio album called Jose will be released on September 10th.

Packages for this ultimate winter getaway will include luxury accommodations with food and beverages also included, along with access to all events and performances.

For more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades and FAQs, visit pollen.co to stay up-to-date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and event news.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.