DUA LIPA AND BILLY WALSH TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE 36th ANNUAL FNAAs
The pop superstar and the longtime Puma collaborator, designer and songwriter are being honored for their Puma x Dua Lipa Flutur Drop 2 collection.
Christian Louboutin to Receive Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented by Idris Elba
WHAT: Footwear News will present the winners of the 36th annual Footwear News
Achievement Awards (FNAAs), the footwear industry’s highest honor. For 36 years, the FNAAs— often called the Shoe Oscars — have celebrated the hit makers, style stars, best brand stories, ardent philanthropists, emerging talents, and industry veterans in footwear.
WHO:The 2022 FNAA winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Christian Louboutin
· Collection of the Year: Puma x Dua Lipa Flutur Drop 2
· Retailer of the Year: Kith
· Designer of the Year: Amina Muaddi
· Shoe of the Year: Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh
· Person of the Year: Dr. D’Wayne Edwards
· Brand of the Year: Jordan Brand
· Collaboration of the Year: Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock
· Emerging Talent Award: Jessica Rich
· Company of the Year: Skechers USA Inc.
· Hall of Fame: Scott Meden
· Launch of the Year: Lululemon
· Hall of Fame: Diane Sullivan
· Brand of the Year: Merrell
· Sustainability Leadership Award: Puma
· Social Impact Award: Brandice Daniel
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
4:30 PM Media Check-In
5:30 – 7:00 PM Red Carpet Arrivals & Cocktails
7:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner & Awards
WHERE: Cipriani South Street
10 South Street
SOCIAL MEDIA: #FNAA2022 @footwearnews
*More announcements on the event and talent forthcoming.*
The event is supported by presenting sponsor Nordstrom.
About Footwear News
Footwear News (FN) is the ultimate destination for industry insiders and shoe lovers alike. From power players to style stars, FN draws on more than seventy years of history to offer a feet-first look at what’s new and what’s next in shoes. Breaking the latest stories, offering expert analysis and on-trend seasonal coverage, FN is connecting readers to the topics that matter most. Led by an informed team of journalists, the site is your first stop for shoe news globally. With an eye for what’s next, the newsroom sets the tone feet first.
Puerto Rican urban breakthrough artist Javiielo released his debut album Santuario along with the single “BYE” featuring Omy De Oro. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
Excitement around Javiielo has never been higher with the latest release of his new 21 song album Santuario, cementing the young Puerto Rican’s place amongst Latin urban music’s elite. Led by the track “Bye” ft. Puerto Rican rapper Omy de Oro, Santuariotakes listeners on a raw and emotional journey about heartbreak, love, and life’s ups and downs.The featured single, “Bye” is a sexy song about courting a woman who seems unattainable due to her beauty and attributes, yet in the end Javiielo is confident enough to win her over with his smooth talk and seductive compliments.
The music visualizer, directed by Ness.PR, is as sexy as the song, showing Javiielo at ahouse party with his friends dancing, drinking and vibing out. The party-starter track illustrates Javiielo‘s musical diversity showing he can make a club hit with as much addictive potency as his love songs.
With silky smooth vocals and a danceable reggaeton beat, “La Nota” featuring Brray, Joyce Santana, and Nekxum sets the tone for the start of the album, as they talk about having a good time and being with a woman. In “365” Javiielo declares his love for a woman, as he’s always talking about her at home, in the studio, in other countries, and misses her as he dreams about her everyday. In “En Read” Javiielo’s vocals create a clear melodic tone as he sings about having one night with a lover, but wanting another although the situation is complicated. Javiielo further explores a complicated situation in “Incompatibles” ft. Giglo y La Exce & Nekxum when he sings, “When I’m with another I think of you more // When you leave, I’m dying to have you” but this time he is emotionally exhausted and ready to move on, despite still missing his lover. He talks about being healed but not over the relationship, singing “We descended from heaven into an abyss.”
Santuario comes after the release of his last three singles, which totaled over 10M+ streams. With this new album, Javiielo is looking to replicate the success of the last collaboration and smash hit remix of his song “Pa Los Gustos Los Colores” which generated over 100M+ plays worldwide. With the excitement of his album release, Javiielo is set to perform his new music at the Monitor Latino Music Awards on November 30th.
Leading Streetwear Brand, Milano Di Rouge, Celebrated 10 Years with “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala in Atlanta
BMF’s Lil Meech, Rap Star Rich Homie Quan, and More Honor Milano Di Rouge’s 10 Year Anniversary.
Premier luxury streetwear brand Milano Di Rouge celebrated 10 years of success with their “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala, in Atlanta, GA. The weekend kicked off Friday evening at The Stave Room, as Milano Di Rouge welcomed hundreds of longtime supporters to enjoy the innovative fashion experience and take a first look at the designs from their latest collection.
As guests approached the entrance, they were given boarding passes for a trip into the world of ‘dreamers’. The first stop included a first class photo opportunity inside a private jet, fitting the theme of the night. As guests entered the venue they were greeted with a custom pop-up shop with some of Milano Di Rouge’s top selling pieces as well as cocktails powered by D’usse. VIP’S enjoyed an exclusive MDR Sky Lounge, where they were able to connect with other like minded entrepreneurs ahead of the show and sip crafted themed cocktails such as the “Milano”. Flight attendants were heard across the speaker system, informing guests that it was time to “board the plane” as the show was about to begin. The show opened with a powerful performance by famed Black Ballerina, Jewel Ellis. She danced eloquently down the aisles to DJ Khaled’s hit record, “Grateful”, a reflection of the pulse of the brand and the 10 year celebration.
As the music began, the models graced the runway donning the latest designs Milano Di Rouge has to offer with bold prints, trending colorways and cutting-edge styles for men, women and children. Celebrities such as Lil Meech from acclaimed show “BMF”, rap star Rich Homie Quan, popular thought leader 19Keys, social media stars The McClure Twins and reality tv star Mendecees Jr walked the runway in support of the acclaimed brand. Renowned stylist Amiraa Vainqueur dressed all of the models, ensuring each look was elevated and high-fashion with a hint of edge. Several sponsors assisted in the success of the evening with prominent makeup line Crayon Case by Supa Cent providing makeup for the models and gift bags, womens footwear provided by Jessica Rich, hair extensions by Kendra’s Boutique, eyewear by Don Junk and Shop Boss Water gifted complimentary water for attendees.
Celebrity attendees included: NBA legend Rajon Rondo, fashion designer Latoia Fitzgerald, author and public figure Brandi Harvey, reality tv stars Yandy and Mendeecees Harris, rap artist Big Boss Vette, actress Nafessa Williams, rapper and tv personality Jazz Anderson, tv personality Persuasion, beauty influencer Chyna Dollhouse and real estate maven Quiana Watson.
Following the show on Saturday, Milano Di Rouge held their first-ever “The Dream Continues” gala, at the Biltmore Ballroom. The evening was a night of black excellence as guests celebrated the woman of the hour- Milan Harris. Outfitted in evening gowns and tuxedos, over 300 guests gathered for a VIP experience as they gave their flowers to the famed entrepreneur who paved the way for other people to make their dreams a reality. Celebrity sightings included: Supa Cent, Nafessa Williams, Quiana Watson and Rich Homie Quan, who surprised the audience with a special performance which kept the energy high. Milan gave an empowering speech at the gala and presented her team with custom Gamble jackets which are currently available on her site as well as custom t-shirt designed plaques to show her appreciation for their dedication to the brand throughout her 10 year journey.
“I’m overwhelmed by the continued support and love I’ve been shown throughout these past 10 years. Through the highs and lows we’ve been able to maintain integrity, quality and faith which our brand has been built upon. This journey has taught me so much and I’m determined to continue keeping the dream alive to inspire others to do the same”, Milan stated. The insightful and beautiful experience was curated by event producer Bysukii who delivered an elevated and memorable weekend.
RENEÉ RAPP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER HEADLINING TOUR KICKING OFF DECEMBER 6TH IN LOS ANGELES
EMOTIONAL DEBUT EP EVERYTHING TO EVERYONEOUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
Reneé Rapp announces first-ever headlining tour in support of debut EP, Everything to Everyone. Kicking off on December 6th in Los Angeles, this tour will be an opportunity for fans to experience the emotional project in an intimate setting that highlights Rapp’s raw vocal talent. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 18th at 10 AM local time. More information can be found HERE.
EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE TOUR DATES:
December 6th Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
December 13th New York, NY Bowery Electric
December 15th Boston, MA Sonia’s
December 18th Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Today’s announcement arrives on the heels of Reneé’s debut EP Everything To Everyone, an emotional 7-track project which highlights her vocal prowess and versatility as she shifts from soaring emotional ballads to polished pop anthems. The stripped-back title track and EP opener explores Rapp’s desire to show up for the important people in her life. Next up is the multi-hyphenate’s breakout single “In the Kitchen,” which reflects on a doomed relationship, and a brand new track titled “Colorado” that expresses her desire to leave Los Angeles behind. It’s the kind of unfiltered anthem that made her most recent release, “Don’t Tell My Mom,” so gut-wrenching. On the track, Rapp details her tumultuous, tight knit relationship with her mother. “Don’t tell my mom, I’m fallin’ apart,” she belts over minimal synths. “She hurts when I hurt, my scars are her scars.” The EP is rounded out by the songs “What Can I Do,”“Too Well,” and “Moon,” each of which showcases a slightly different shade of Rapp’s musical palate. It’s the kind of collection with a song for every mood or emotional state.
The EP follows the singles “Don’t Tell My Mom,” “In the Kitchen,” and “Tattoos,” which have amassed more than 22 million combined streams. Throughout her career, Rapp has displayed a knack for captivating audiences with vibrant performances and unbridled energy. Outside of music, she stars in the hit HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, which has its season 2 premiere next week. It’s a role that calls for brilliant comedic timing and dramatic prowess, both of which the newcomer has in spades. With Everything to Everyone, Rapp underlines the breadth and depth of her talent, veering from soaring ballads to uptempo pop anthems without missing a beat.
ABOUT RENEÉ RAPP:
Reneé Rapp knew she was born to perform ever since she was a child. Even in her earliest memories, her love of music was always present. “I couldn’t sit still in the car unless there was music,” she says. “Otherwise, I would cry the entire time.” The North Carolina native began harnessing her natural creativity by writing and recording songs when she was just a teenager. Eventually, her career took off when she landed the coveted role of Regina George in the Tony-nominated Mean Girls musical on Broadway. Shortly after, she found widespread recognition and praise—from the likes of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Report for her performance as “Leighton” on the HBO Max series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” written by Mindy Kaling. Now, more empowered than ever, Rapp turns her attention back to music, where sharing threadbare insecurities on “Tattoos” is just the beginning. “I was called ‘crazy’ a lot growing up because I didn’t know what was going on with me,” she says. “As I got older and started going to therapy, I reclaimed the word in a way that feels good to me.” In this song and in the rest of her music to come Rapp leans into a uniquely bold showcase of vulnerability to connect with her ever-growing fandom. Eager to continue to share her emotions with the world, Reneé has much more music on the way under her recent signing to Interscope Records.
SONY MUSIC AND THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE KICK OFF GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF THRILLER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NYC IMMERSIVE EVENT
THRILLER 40, THE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 18.
On the heels of the 40th anniversary of Thriller, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have partnered to celebrate the record-setting cultural phenomenon with global immersive fan events. Each room features specific track-focused experiences, interactive elements, social and photo opportunities, and more.
Crews and photographers are permitted with proper credentials.
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, November 20, 2022
WHERE: Center415 415 5th Avenue Between E37th and E38th Street New York, NY 10016
Rich The Kid is back with the release of his new single and video “Motion” – listen here / watch here. Over a hypnotizing, melodic beat, Rich spits bars and punctuates his return to music. Directed by DREWFILMEDIT, the visual captures Rich in motion during his daily life. Talking about the new single Rich states, “If you not having ‘Motion’ you have nothing.” The latest drop also comes alongside the announcement of his signing to RCA Records.
Born in Queens, New York, Rich found himself immersed in the street rap scene, particularly the escalating beef between Jay-Z and Nas. At just nine years old, Rich was taken by their slick wordplay. New York may have given him his penchant for lyrics, but Atlanta gave him his swag, as he was bound for the South at 11 and started listening to artists like T.I. and Outkast thanks to his uncle. Rich started creating his own music and promoted it through social media, but in order to double down on getting his songs played, he networked heavily and built relationships to get his music heard. In March of 2018, he cut the intoxicating track “New Freezer,” Kendrick Lamar hopped on the track shortly thereafter and a star was born. The double platinum track was followed by the triple platinum colossal single “Plug Walk” later in 2018. The World Is Yours album debuted that same year, followed by The World Is Yours 2 in 2019. In March of 2020, he dropped Boss Man just as the pandemic leaned in, boasting collaborations with the likes of Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and several others. “The pandemic allowed me to get my mojo back and build a body of work,” Rich explains. “The next album I’m releasing is from songs I’ve recorded through quarantine up until now.”
For Rich, his motion also includes spreading his wings, as he’s gearing up to release music exploring different genres, collaborating with new artists and more. The motion won’t stop from here.
Check out “Motion” and stay tuned for more coming from Rich The Kid.
Taking medication is not without risks, especially for the elderly. Drug interactions can have unexpected and unintended effects. Side effects can lead to complications. Directions can be misunderstood. The recommended dosage can require adjustments. The list goes on and on.
Traditionally, doctors and other medical professionals had close interaction with the elderly patients whom they treated in assisted living or rehabilitation facilities. They were readily available for fielding questions and could quickly address issues related to prescription medications.
Today, however, medical models are changing. Many elderly patients are turning to the “aging in place” concept of medical care. This model empowers those with chronic medical conditions to receive appropriate care in their homes rather than at an assisted living or rehabilitation facility.
The aging-in-place model offers a host of benefits, including better affordability and the ability for patients to stay more connected to their social circles. However, it also creates a distance between patients and their doctors that is much greater than they experience in care facilities. Because of this distance, patients have less available guidance from doctors when it comes to managing their medication.
Supporting aging-in-place with medication-at-home
To fill the gap created by the aging-in-place model, the world of healthcare is turning to an innovative method of medication management that is referred to as “medication-at-home.” This new model for patient care looks to pharmacists to provide an enhanced level of care for their patients. It looks to the clinical expertise that pharmacists bring to the care continuum as a key resource for patients who are looking to use medication safely and effectively while aging-in-place.
Appreciating the important role that pharmacists play in this new health landscape requires understanding how often pharmaceuticals are prescribed to the elderly. In 2010, studies showed that 87 percent of US adults 65 years-of-age or older used at least one prescription medication. By 2019, that number had grown to 89 percent. Elderly patients who do not use prescription drugs have come to be the rare exception.
It should also be noted that aging in place may soon be a necessity rather than an option. The aging population in the US is leading to what some are calling an assisted living crisis. Those in the 65 and older category comprise approximately 46 million Americans today. By 2050, that demographic is expected to nearly double. As the number in need of care continues to increase, finding space in assisted living facilities may prove to be an overwhelming challenge, leaving home care as the only available option.
Providing expert medication oversight
For those experiencing aging-in-place, the medication oversight that the medication-at-home model provides is essential. Polypharmacy, which is the term used to describe the use of multiple medications, is a reality for most elderly receiving medical care. Figures on polypharmacy show that among those 65 or older, an estimated 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women take five or more medications.
Pharmacists have the expertise that is necessary to provide medication reconciliation for those who are taking multiple prescription medications. This process involves pharmacists reviewing the entire listing of medications that a patient is taking to determine overlaps or possible adverse reactions that may result from combinations of drugs.
In an assisted living setting, doctors would have access to the full slate of medications that patients were using. With aging-in-place, patients may receive prescriptions from a variety of doctors, including their primary care physician and other specialists. Pharmacists may be the only ones who have the complete picture of the medications that aging-in-place patients are taking.
Pharmacists are also uniquely positioned to provide essential guidance to patients as they begin with new medications, such as those that might be prescribed after a hospital visit. Studies show that 20 percent of hospital readmissions are medication-related. Among those, 70 percent were considered preventable. When pharmacists step in to assess how new medications might interact with what a patient is already taking, as well as to provide clarity on the proper procedure for taking new medications, unnecessary hospitalizations can be avoided.
Medication reconciliation is an ongoing part of the medication-at-home process. It begins during the onboarding process and is assessed on an ongoing basis. Rather than simply filling and billing prescriptions without oversight, medication-at-home elevates the process to the level of clinical pharmacy care. As a result, aging-in-place patients receive the same attention to detail that they would receive from caregivers at an assisted living or rehabilitation facility.
Supporting healthy adherence
To experience the full benefits of their prescriptions, patients must adhere to the prescription guidelines. If they fail to take the right dose at the right time under the right conditions, the medical benefits of the medication can fail to be realized. Lack of adherence is thought to be one of the biggest risks for patients who are taking medications in an aging-in-place setting.
The medication-at-home model can provide significant adherence support to patients. One solution it provides is medications that are synchronized to one fill day and cycled into a continual fill date. This takes the confusion that can result from refills off of patients and the caregivers who support them. By packaging medications in date and time stamped pouches, patients have a much easier time of adhering to their medication schedules.
In addition, the medication-at-home process also facilitates the same type of multi-dose medication packaging that is made available at onsite care facilities. This method, which is proven to increase success rates with medication adherence, places all of the medications that must be taken at the same time in the same packaging, removing the need for patients to institute their own organization methods.
To further support the medication process, pharmacists can coordinate delivery services that ensure patients have what they need when they need it. Throughout the entire process, the medication-at-home team stays in contact with the patient to provide coaching, counseling, and whatever other reassurances are needed.
Reducing healthcare costs
Finally, medication-at-home facilitates a solution that makes effective healthcare much more affordable for elderly patients. By 2028, out-of-pocket costs for facility care are expected to total more than $266 billion. Aging-in-place dramatically reduces those costs. By leaning on the historically underutilized expertise that pharmacists bring to the healthcare puzzle, medication-at-home makes aging-in-place and the benefits it brings to patients a viable healthcare solution.
– Lindsay Dymowski is President of Centennial Pharmacy Services, a leading medication-at-home pharmacy, and co-founder and principal of The Centennial Group, a pharmacy management company supporting community pharmacies and health systems. Combining her over 15 years of pharmacy experience with her entrepreneurial spirit, Lindsay knows exactly what drives successful pharmacies, launches collaborative provider programs, and gets the attention of payers – and it’s not dispensing medications. It’s how well you can support an organization’s goals to better health outcomes with patient-centric pharmacy care.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey & Flying Dog Brewery Release “The Osopher” Exclusive Limited Edition Set and Commemorative NFT Bundle
After selling out their last limited edition product collaboration in a matter of days, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have partnered once again to create an exclusive ultra-premium collection set, “The Osopher NFT Bundle.” This limited edition set marks the first time Stranahan’s and Flying Dog will sell their respective “The Osopher” limited edition products as a collection to a national audience. On Thursday, November 10, 2022, whiskey and beer fans alike can purchase the collection exclusively on SpiritsNetwork.com. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the First Responders Foundation.
Twenty-three collection sets will be available for $230 and include the following:
● One bottle of The Osopher from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey ● One bottle of The Osopher from Flying Dog Brewery ● One tote bag with artwork by Ralph Steadman ● A digital NFT artwork by The Osopher’s collaboration bottle designer, internationally renowned artist, and friend of George Stranahan, Ralph Steadman
One additional “The Osopher NFT Bundle” collection set includes:
● A priceless signed limited edition print version of the NFT artwork from Ralph Steadman ● Both The Osopher expressions ● Ralph Steadman tote bag ● Ralph Steadman digital NFT artwork
In August 2022, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery launched their first joint limited edition product release collaboration, “The Osopher Project,” to celebrate their shared history and commemorate their founder George Stranahan. The limited-edition whiskey sold out in 72 hours, with people lining up outside of the Stranahan’s distillery in Denver, Colorado, beginning at midnight on launch day. The limited-edition Flying Dog beer also immediately sold out at specific Maryland retailers. Both Stranahan’s and Flying Dog are excited to bring their partnership to the next level on a national scale – an expansion truly dedicated to their dedicated fans.
About “The Osopher Project”
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have a shared connection, history, and founder; however, The Osopher Project, launched in the summer of 2022, marked the first joint product release for the two companies. This collaboration celebrates the intersection of George Stranahan’s accomplishments as a distiller and brewer. The resulting beer and whiskey is a true testament to the art, science, and creativity on which George built both companies. The Osopher speaks to the idea that you can pursue anything if you’re just crazy enough to try it.
The Osopher Single Malt Whiskey
Stranahan’s “The Osopher” is the oldest whiskey the distillery has ever bottled. It stays true to George Stranahan’s passion for creativity and Stranahan’s commitment to innovating American Single Malt Whiskey. It starts its journey of aging for 11 years at the distillery before being matured for another four months in barrels used to age Flying Dog’s Road Dog Porter. The flavor profile consists of the following: ● Nose: Coffee cake. Roasty malt mingles with toffee and barrel char ● Palate: Dark chocolate caramels, sherried-soaked plums, and a dash of aged hops ● Finish: Bread pudding and barley wine temper to a dry finish
The Osopher Imperial Road Dog Porter
The limited-edition Flying Dog beer created for The Osopher Project is an imperial version of Road Dog Porter, an early creation by the brewery. Road Dog was one of the first beers to be wrapped in original artwork by internationally renowned artist Ralph Steadman; a version of this label was used to create The Osophers for both brands as well as the NFT. Flying Dog’s imperial Road Dog Porter was aged in 10- year-old Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels before being bottled. The results are:
● Aroma: Dark chocolate and caramel dominate the aroma, followed by cocoa butter and maple that finishes with light notes of nutty vanilla. ● Palate: A velvety smooth explosion of chocolate, vanilla cream, toasted pecans, toffee, and maple balanced with hints of caramel, spice, and tobacco from the whiskey.
Stranahan’s The Osopher carries a 47.3% ABV and Flying Dog’s The Osopher carries a 12% ABV. This project is powered by YellowHeart, the Web3 marketplace for ticketing, music, and memberships.
About Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a pioneering and award-winning American single malt whiskey comprised of 100% malted barley and Rocky Mountain water, aged in new American white oak barrels. From grain to glass, Stranahan’s whiskey is distilled and bottled at its Colorado distillery, the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Stranahan’s expressions include Original, Blue Peak, Sherry Cask, Diamond Peak, Mountain Angel 10-Year-Old, and the limited-edition yearly release: Snowflake. As one of the first and best-selling American single malts, Stranahan’s is committed to building recognition and admiration for the category globally.
About Flying Dog Brewery
As the 35th largest craft brewery in the U.S., Flying Dog has a reputation for brewing premium beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles out of our home base in Frederick, MD. From hop-heavy favorites like The Truth Imperial IPA and Double Dog Double IPA to left-of-the-dial best sellers like Kujo Cold Brew Coffee Porter and Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale – we take pride in challenging the status quo. Our brand is built on the gospel of Gonzo, drawing inspiration from Hunter S. Thompson’s relentless truth seeking and Ralph Steadman’s provocative drawings. In the true gonzo spirit, when authoritarians have tried to censor our creativity, we’ve gone to Federal court defending our right to free speech and expression and won. At Flying Dog, we challenge conformity, embrace the weird, and encourage you to Cut The Leash and reclaim your independence. For more information visit flyingdog.com.
About Ralph Steadman When George Stranahan first founded the Flying Dog Brewery just outside of Aspen, Hunter S Thompson immediately suggested Ralph Steadman produce the labels for their first beer, Road Dog. Flying Dog still uses Ralph’s work on their beer bottles today so it was a natural fit to use that first artwork on the Osopher Whiskey. Steadman is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S Thompson including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono. He has illustrated literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island, and written his own books including I Leonardo, Freud and The Big I Am. Other collaborations include Pyschogeography with Will Self and the Gonzovation Trilogy about endangered animals with Ceri Levy. Ever the trailblazer, Ralph has recently begun minting his art as NFTs on objkt.com at steadmanart.tez and is enjoying exploring the new opportunities that Web 3 offer.
About First Responders Foundation
Rooted in 9/11 remembrance and how first responders often are taken for granted until tragedy strikes, the First Responders Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and honoring our first responders, veterans and their families, building appreciation and respect for their work, and enhancing public safety. The First Responders Foundation supports all first responders from Law enforcement, Firefighters, Dispatchers, EMTs, Medical Personnel, and Veterans. For over 14 years, the First Responders Foundation has been supporting the overall well-being of first responders, veterans and their families through key areas such as behavioral and mental health programs, physical health services, service dog programs (JALVELAN), and community events.
Founded in 2017, YellowHeart is the leading Web3 marketplace for ticketing, music and memberships, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments. Powered by distributed ledger technology, YellowHeart’s platform was designed to help the larger industry graduate to the next phase of ticketing, giving control back to artists and fans. YellowHeart is one of the earliest adopters of blockchain ticketing and music, having released the first-ever NFT tickets and NFT album with Kings of Leon in 2021. Tao Group Hospitality, MGM Resorts, Maroon 5, Julian Lennon, and ZHU are just a few of the globally recognized artists and brands YellowHeart works with.
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.
Captain Kirk Douglas is one of the hardest-working guitarists in music today. Today, longtime guitarist for The Roots, Captain Kirk Douglas, releases his second full-length solo albumNew Unknown under the artist name Hundred Watt Heart. Listen to New UnknownHERE