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SEVENTEEN World Tour

SEVENTEEN will bring back their powerhouse performances to the concert stage this June with ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN]’ (hereinafter ‘BE THE SUN’).

The K-pop stage-breakers announced their world tour ‘BE THE SUN’ on their official social media channels. While revealing North American tour dates, the announcement hinted at more shows to be added to the list, including cities in Asia and a Japan Dome Tour through November to December.

SEVENTEEN will kick off the tour on June 25 with two consecutive dates in Seoul, to be followed by shows in 12 North American cities: Vancouver on August 10, Seattle on August 12, Oakland on Augst 14, Los Angeles on August 17, Houston on August 20, Fort Worth on August 23, Chicago on August 25, Washington, DC on August 28, Atlanta on August 30, Belmont Park on September 1, Toronto on 3 and Newark on September 6.

‘BE THE SUN’ will be the K-pop supergroup’s first world tour in 2 years, after ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR’ prematurely came to an end in 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The 13-piece act signaled the return of their highly-anticipated live shows earlier this month, with a fan meet in Japan that amassed 60,000 people.

SEVENTEEN will release their 4th studio album Face the Sun at midnight (ET) on May 27. The 9-track album with the lead single “HOT” has already racked up over 1.74 million pre-order sales in its first week, reaching an all-time high for the band.

About SEVENTEEN

Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN has rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and an unmatched in-house creative ecosystem. The group’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocals, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN has unassumingly made history and become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. Moving at an unparalleled pace, the K-pop stage-breakers made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV’s Fresh Out Live. SEVENTEEN’s latest EP, Attacca, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 1.3 million copies in the first week of release, earning the K-pop superstars the “quintuple-million seller” title.

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Benjamin Restaurant Gifts

There’s no denying that finding the perfect present for the father figure in your life is no easy feat and it seems like gift giving is just getting harder each year! Well, look no further because Benjamin Restaurant Group in New York City is here to make gift giving a lot easier.  For the steak lover in your life, Benjamin Restaurant Group has an array of gifts. 

The Basics

  • Benjamin Classic Steak Sauce: Unlike other steak sauces on the market Benjamin’s Classic Steak Sauce is made with brown sugar (instead of white cane sugar), creating a distinct sweetness that pairs well with most fish and steak dishes. 
  • Benjamin Steakhouse Steak Knives: (5″ Robust Steak Knife) Each knife features a large robust handle with beautifully crafted Pakkawood inlay to create an elegant and distinctive look.  The handle is exposed on all four sides, giving the knife a unique and gorgeous design while also improving balance and comfort in the hand.  The rivets are silver and nickel so they do not expand or contract with the heat of your hand and the blade is composed of High Carbon, German, Ice-Hardened Carbon Steel and features a Rockwell hardness of 57 and is designed to last a lifetime. Gift box included. 

Meat 

  • Thick Cut Canadian Bacon: 1 inch thick, 8.5 inches long and 9 ounces a piece. 
  • Dry-aged USDA Prime Bone-In NY Strip Steak, Center Cut: One of the most popular steaks, this NY Strip is dry-aged for a minimum or 28-days, is well-marbled, and beautifully tender and delicious. Prized for its buttery flavor, the NY Strip is as flavorsome as it is juicy. 
  • Prime Filet Mignon: Notorious for being the most tender cut of beef, The Filet Mignon is luxurious and lean with fantastic marbling, lending to its delicious flavor. 

Gift Cards 

Give the gift of a dinner on you! Available at all Benjamin Restaurant Group locations, Benjamin Steakhouse (41st Street), Benjamin Steakhouse (Westchester), The Sea Fire Grill and Benjamin Prime.  

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CEEK VR × Playing for Change Foundation

CEEK VR is excited to partner with the incredible Playing For Change Foundation. As partners, CEEK will exclusively premiere the Official Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix after party and Impact Awards show in the CEEK VR METAVERSE.

Playing for Change Foundation held its premier concert, the Official Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix After Party, on May 4, 2022 at DAER Hard Rock Hollywood, with proceeds from sales going back to the foundation to continue its initiative of bringing music & arts education to youth worldwide ahead of their annual PFCF Impact Awards at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. on May 14, 2022. This year’s performances by award-winning artists will premiere exclusively in the CEEK METAVERSE. The Official Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix After Party is primed to draw top names from celebrities and influencers, Miami socialites, as well as the Grand Prix circuit’s top racers. 

Additionally, CEEK VR has teamed with The Impact Awards/Playing for Change Foundation to bring this year’s event to the CEEK Metaverse. Many award-winning performances will be on Ceek as well as on the CEEK VR App. The CEEK Metaverse will also feature an exclusive NFT collection with Impact Awards in celebration of the music superstars and their fans. Founder and CEO Mary Spio says, “The exclusive The Impact Awards/Playing for Change Foundation NFT collection enables us to engage music fans in an exciting and impactful way, while raising funds for a truly important cause.”

This year’s Playing for Change Foundation (PFCF) Impact Awards Gala honors musical icons Luis Fonsi and Paula Abdul for their career-long philanthropic initiatives toward making the world a better place. PFCF is a non-profit organization that operates over 50+ locations across 15 countries, with a mission of creating positive change through music and arts education, and alongside this year’s honorees, are able to continue their worldwide impact. PFCF Founder Whitney Korenke says, “Partnering with the CEEK Metaverse for this year’s Impact Awards is a perfect match. Our two organizations are aligned in our vision to empower people from all parts of the world through music and art. CEEK’s platform will help extend the reach of the show on a global level.”

About The CEEK Metaverse

CEEK is a celebrity Metaverse that empowers music artists to create NFT’s, live events, Avatars, digital merch, venues, art and social games that traverse multiple virtual worlds. CEEK VR pioneered virtual reality concerts with the mission of making VR experiences universally accessible and enjoyable. An award-winning distributor of blockchain authenticated digital media and celebrity merchandize, CEEK Smart VR Tokens allow Ceekers (CEEK community members) ability to access authenticated content and celebrity merchandize with transparent content rights reporting and automatic publisher payments via smart contracts. The CEEK metaverse simulates the communal experience of attending a live concert, attending a sporting event, and other ‘money can’t buy’ exclusive experiences with friends anywhere at any time.

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ART IS × Pilar Zeta

NFT driven agency ART IS and Pilar Zeta welcomed VIP attendees to “The Space of Variations  solo exhibition on Saturday, May 14, at the Praz Delavallade Gallery in L.A. Presented and produced by ART IS, “The Space of Variations” marks Zeta’s first solo exhibition in the United States, following the success of her recent large-scale immersive artwork—”Hall of Visions— commissioned by Faena Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2021. Artworks are also currently on display HERE.

The Argentinean artist and Creative Director has manifested her aesthetic in numerous mediums from her fine artwork to music videos, album artwork, set design, and live performances, having collaborated with influential musical artists such as Coldplay, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello and Katy Perry. Now with this ART IS partnership, Zeta moves into the metaverse. 

Through their partnership, ART IS and Pilar Zeta sought to transcend fine art’s traditional material limitations and explore infinite digital platforms and otherworldly dimensions. Zeta showcased physical works alongside animated NFT artworks produced by ART IS, each in dialogue with each other and presenting myriad variations of Zeta’s iconic egg forms, a universal token of rebirth and creation, and a series of arches that offer glimpses into parallel universes.

Physical artworks on display included oil paintings and large and small-scale totemic mixed-media sculptures (combining different semi-precious minerals such as opal, agate, jade, and gold). A series of animated NFT artworks was also presented, and opening night event attendees enjoyed the opportunity to interact live with the artist and commission customized NFTs, minted to their specifications by ART IS blockchain experts.

ART IS Founder Dom Wojnarowski said, “At ART IS, we are proud to partner with artists like Pilar Zeta, minting NFTs and producing digital and physical exhibitions to amplify their artwork in the Metaverse and beyond. This event encapsulates the value and utility that ART IS promises to our exclusive NFT collector community: unforgettable experiences with some of the leading new artists of our generation and first access to their remarkable artworks.”

Artist Pilar Zeta said, “ART IS was the perfect partner for this exhibition as they understand my vision and worked closely with me to capture the essence of each physical work of art as an NFT work that also unfolds in the digital realm.”

ART IS also partnered with Zeta to produce an exclusive NFT art series featuring her signature egg motif, with six distinct one-of-one designs. The series represents the third chapter in Zeta’s recent narrative journey, following “Hall of Visions” and “The Space of Variations.”

Leading with the egg’s central themes of creation, rebirth, spirit, and intuition, the nascent 1/1 NFT egg series entered the Metaverse on May 4, 2022.

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Toyota Camry Nightshade

One of the longest-running nameplates in the auto industry, and with 20 straight years as America’s #1 selling midsize sedan, the 2023 Camry keeps things rolling with a refreshed Nightshade Special Edition. The Camry was among the first Toyota models to offer the distinctive Nightshade edition, a factory designer package without the customizer’s price. And, for 2023, Toyota offers three moods of Nightshade with the choice of Midnight Black, White and the new Reservoir Blue exterior colors.

The Nightshade Special Edition gives the 2023 Camry the look and stance of a premium sport sedan. The 2023 Camry Nightshade is available in SE grade front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and hybrid models. The black front grille with Sport Mesh insert is borrowed from the Camry TRD model. The Nightshade also wears a black rear spoiler, mirror caps, exterior badges and, for 2023, adds black-trimmed headlights and taillights for a stronger dose of attitude.

The standout new design feature for the distinctive Nightshade is the 19-inch matte bronze aluminum alloy wheels. These rims give a look that really pops against any of the three body colors offered. The standard SE grade features carry over, including the sport-tuned suspension.

The Nightshade Edition is designed to appeal to drivers who enjoy a car that gets a little extra attention or for those who appreciate getting a designer look at a value price. That appeal is growing. The Nightshade package accounted for about 5% of Camry sales in 2021 and, for 2022, is on track to be about 7%.

A Camry for Everyone, and Up to 52 MPG

Currently in its eighth design generation, the Toyota Camry is also just one year shy of its 40th anniversary in America. A wide array of model choices, plus Camry’s alluring, coupe-inspired design and renowned Toyota quality and value, are a few reasons why Camry maintains leadership in the mid-size sedan category. All told, the 2023 Camry offers 18 different choices, offering a model for nearly every budget and taste. Notably, the Nightshade Edition is offered on all four-cylinder and hybrid models.

  • Five 4-cyl. FWD grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
  • Five 4-cyl. AWD grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
  • Five hybrid grades – LE, XLE, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE
  • Three V-6 grades – XLE, XSE and performance-tuned TRD

As fuel economy has recently zoomed to the top of many buyers’ priority lists, it is worth pointing out the outstanding fuel efficiency ratings across the Camry line. The LE Hybrid is the champ, with a manufacturer-estimated 51 MPG city/53 MPG highway/52 MPG combined rating. The LE FWD gas model is also a standout in its class, with manufacturer-estimated 28/39/32 MPG ratings.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

The Camry has been a repeat IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK recipient. This is the organization’s highest rating and one that acknowledges the standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system that includes:

Foundation for Agility and Ride Comfort

Extensive use of high-tensile-strength steel in the TNGA-K platform along with innovative fastening methods, including laser screw welding and advanced adhesives, give Camry its rock-solid feeling on the road. Optimally tuned MacPherson-type strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension endow the Camry with a ride-handling balance befitting luxury vehicles (SE, XSE and TRD grades also have sport-tuned springs and shocks).

Camry engineers prioritize a quiet ride, and the current-generation model improved on that by incorporating noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures previously found exclusively on luxury models. Extensive sound-absorbing insulation includes foam/vibration-dampening materials throughout the vehicle, along with a thicker dash silencer mat across the entire firewall section. A special vibration-damping coating is applied over a wider area of the underfloor, and noise-proofing material encompasses more surface area under the headliner.

High-Style, High-Function Cabin

The Camry’s interior melds functionality, elegant styling and impeccable fit and finish. The dash design gives the driver a sporty cockpit-type feel while treating both the driver and the front passenger to expansive outward visibility.

Surfaces throughout the cabin employ soft-touch premium materials. Interior trim in all grades gives a sophisticated, higher-tech look with linear dark, wood inlay or patterned metal, depending on the model grade. Interior color choices, depending on exterior color, include Ash, Macadamia or Black. The sport-oriented XSE grade also offers an exclusive Cockpit Red interior for a touch of exotic sports car flavor.

Exquisite stitching on the front- and rear-seat surfaces, one example of the high level of craftsmanship, is found throughout the vehicle. The XLE grade features a luxurious-looking textured herringbone seat pattern. Ventilated front seats are available on the XLE and XSE.

The Camry relays information to the driver via three available displays. A floating 7- or 9-inch central touch-screen display combines audio and navigation. Customizable features and smart phone-like touch screen icons help ensure familiar and convenient operation.

For even greater functionality, Camry also offers an available 7-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster. Available on XLE and XSE, a 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD) projects vital information, including speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions, onto the lower portion of the windshield.

The Camry LE features standard air conditioning, while all other grades step up to automatic dual-zone climate control. The system specific to the hybrid versions uses an electric compressor and humidity sensor. Rear seat vents come standard on the XLE and XSE Hybrid grades and are available as a package upgrade on the LE and SE.

High Power, Efficiency and Value

The 2023 Camry offers a choice of three powertrains: 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V-6 and next-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The Dynamic Force 2.5-liter engine is a strong but smooth operator, yielding an impressive 203 hp at 6,600 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 5,000 rpm (206 hp and 186 lb.-ft. for XSE grade, which uses a dual-outlet exhaust). Most AWD grades have 202 hp, while the Camry XSE AWD grade has 205 hp with dual-outlet exhaust.

The four-cylinder engine uses a very high compression ratio (13:1) and Toyota’s innovative D-4S fuel injection, which employs both direct injection and additional port injectors. The engine is chock-full of Toyota’s most advanced technologies, including Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing intelligent system by Electric motor) and laser-clad valve seats. A variable cooling system, variable oil pump and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system all contribute to the engine’s high thermal efficiency and outstanding fuel economy ratings. Notably, regular-grade fuel is specified for all 2023 Camry models, helping to bolster value for the customer.

V-6 Performance at a High Level

The 2023 Toyota Camry is one of the few midsize sedans to still offer a V-6 engine and this one is a gem. It is standard for the TRD and is available for the XLE and XSE grades, as well.

The 24-valve, DOHC 3.5-liter engine is equipped with the D-4S direct injection system, along with a specially-developed VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) variable valve timing system for the intake, with VVT-i on the exhaust. The VVT-iW system can switch the engine to the Atkinson cycle, which reduces pumping losses by delayed closing of the intake valves. Output is outstanding, with 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700 rpm.

Direct Shift 8-speed Automatic

In all Camry gas grades, both the 2.5-liter engine and the 3.5-liter V-6 are teamed with the Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers satisfyingly crisp-yet-smooth quick-shifting to deliver an exemplary blend of performance and refinement. Close mid-range ratios improve passing performance, while the wide range of torque converter lock-up yields a more direct driving feel and contributes to fuel efficiency. Control logic optimizes precise matching of engine torque on downshifts for smoother transitions.

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James Flowers × Marlan Wayans

In this week’s episode of Understanding the Human Condition with Dr. James Flowers, Houston’s celebrity mental health expert Dr. James S. Flowers, Ph.D., LPC-S, sits down with actor and comedian Marlon Wayans to discuss the intersections of grief, trauma and comedy.

“You have this skill set to take something so dark and find something funny about it,” said Wayans, “It doesn’t mean you don’t deal with that pain. It’s just you go, okay what’s funny about it?”

This week’s episode is perfect for the current moment as we are coming off the heels of Mother’s Day and are still in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month. In their poignant discussion, Flowers and Wayans reveal the heartbreak and potential for comedy and healing within the struggles of losing their mothers.

“My new set right now, I talk about the most traumatic thing that ever happened to me, which was losing my mother,” said Wayans, “And that’s crazy that you would make a set about losing your mother. Like what’s funny about that? I don’t know. It helped to heal me.”

Watch Full Interview HERE

“Understanding the Human Condition with Dr. James Flowers” is a weekly podcast in which Dr. Flowers and his most-admired mentors, respected colleagues and VIP guests share valuable insight into underlying health causes, conditions and issues. These in-depth yet approachable episodes are a great resource for both private individuals and industry professionals. New episodes are released every Thursday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and iHeartRadio.

About Dr. James Flowers

The esteemed host, Dr. James Flowers is one of the most recognized and respected names in the field of chronic pain, mental health, and substance use disorders, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Flowers is the founder of J. Flowers Health Institute located in Houston, Texas.

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MILES × LØLØ – THE INTERNET

LA-based singer/songwriter and rapper MILES unveiled his new single, “THE INTERNET,” featuring LA by-way-of Toronto pop-punk artist LØLØ. Punctuated by bouncy guitars, breezy beats and a melodic flow, the track is a sunny anthem leading into the summer season. Listen HERE. The accompanying music video is also out and highlights the challenges of dating in the modern era. Of the song’s inspiration, MILES explained with a laugh, “It’s about scrolling online during quarantine, seeing beautiful women, and knowing there’s no chance.” Watch the new visual HERE.

Of the new collaboration, LØLØ added, “I got connected with MILES through my manager and label, and we instantly hit it off in a session. A few weeks later, I saw him tease a song concept on TikTok, and I made a duet to it, without thinking too much into it. He saw it, felt there was something there, and we got back into the studio and actually turned it into a collab.

MILES creates big, high-energy tracks that people can relate to when navigating life and relationships. Early Rising called “MISS INDEPENDENT,” MILES’ first-released single of 2022, a “brilliant feel-good track that continues his exciting trajectory to becoming a household name,” while MUD Magazine praised his “unique sound” that is setting him up to be “one of [their] favorite artists.” MILES is also currently in the studio working on new original music, slated for release this summer. Stay tuned for more to come.

About MILES

MILES’ story might be almost as wild as his fusion of breezy hip-hop, earthshaking pop, and grimy rock. The St. Louis-born and Los Angeles-based singer and rapper bobs and weaves past genre lines with an unpredictable and undeniable style of his own. Predestining their son for music, mom and dad named him in homage to jazz icon Miles Davis. In turn, MILES cranked his old man’s jazz records as well as Kirk Franklin, Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne. Slowly, but surely, MILES developed a following online before cooking up “WHAT IN TARNATION” (2020) back in St. Louis. Beyond inspiring thousands of TikTok videos, it raked in millions of streams as he signed to Elektra Records. He maintained his momentum with the captivating, high-energy follow-up singles “DESPERADOS” and “MOSH PIT.” His new releases with Elektra kickstart a new era for this exciting artist to watch.

About LØLØ

Born and raised in Toronto and now calling LA home, LØLØ has become an undeniable presence in the pop-punk genre. The singer-songwriter has created a striking presence both online and on stage with her effortlessly cool attitude and sharp lyricism. In 2020, LØLØ created a buzz on TikTok where she reimagined music’s biggest hits. Putting her adept lyrical skills to use, she rewrote verses from the opposite perspective of the song’s subject, while still maintaining the original integrity of each song’s tempo and rhyme scheme. Most notably, her take on Taylor Swift‘s “Betty” from “Betty’s Perspective” caught the attention of Swifties and went viral on the platform. In late 2021, LØLØ released her electric EP overkill, which came directly on the heels of her 36-stop US tour with pop-punk titans New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. LØLØ has been compared to Paramore and Avril Lavigne by Billboard, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Paper Magazine, MTV, Kerrang!, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, Alternative Press, and many more. People Magazine called her an “Emerging Artist making their mark in music” and to date she’s amassed over 35 million streams on Spotify with her numbers continuing to climb exponentially. LØLØ is on the brink of superstardom, so stay tuned as there’s much more to come.

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Rita Ora – Finish Line

“Finish Line,” performed by global superstar Rita Ora and written by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, was released across all music streaming platforms and is the soundtrack for ESPN‘s upcoming four-part Title IX docuseries, 37 Words. A true passion project across the company, ABC Owned Television Stations’ race and culture team played a pivotal role in securing the song and was part of a majority-women-led team responsible for the creative vision of the “Finish Line” music video. An exclusive clip of the music video premiered Sunday, May 15, during ABC’s American Idol. Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest interviewed both Ora and Warren live.

“Finish Line” is a women empowerment anthem that will support “37 Words,” a four-part ESPN docuseries from documentary filmmakers Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham, as part of The Walt Disney Company‘s Fifty/50 initiative led by ESPN. The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funding and gave women the equal opportunity to play. 

“I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Fifty/50 initiative because it celebrates the 50-year anniversary passing of Title IX,” said multi-award-winning songwriter Diane Warren. “This powerful initiative inspired me to write ‘Finish Line’ as an uplifting anthem that reminds us to never give up the fight. It may be 50 years since the law was passed, but we are still pushing for the fundamental human right of equality. Rita Ora understood the message of never giving up within this song. She sang it so movingly with the conviction it needed.”  

“I love working with Diane. She is such a brilliant songwriter and collaborating with her is always a joy,” said global superstar Rita Ora. “When she brought this song to me, I was so moved by the lyrics and the passion they evoked and knew instantly that I had to be involved with the project. The fight for women’s equality is a global issue. Every day, women around the world are fighting to be seen, heard and respected. We must continue to work to empower one another as we strive to make equality a reality for women in every part of the world.”

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX across The Walt Disney Company, it is a true gift to have two such prolific, powerhouse artists as Rita Ora and Diane Warren contribute their talent and passion to a song that celebrates and encourages girls and women around the country,” said Debra O’Connell, president of Networks for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. “‘Finish Line’ is a fantastic and empowering anthem, brought to life by an extraordinary and inspiring group of women. I’m incredibly proud of this collaboration and thrilled to showcase it on our Networks as part of the Fifty/50 initiative.”

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Jay Wheeler Nominations

Singer-songwriter Jay Wheeler has received six well-deserved nominations for the Tu Musica Urbano Awards 2022. The musical phenomenon is true to his vibe—he does not follow styles or trends—his music is original and genuine, allowing him to position himself as the genre’s “favorite voice.”

The genre’s most romantic singer-songwriter, who just released the album El amor y yo, has the most nominations at the only global gala honoring the genre’s most remarkable performers, producers and composers.

Considered one of the leaders of the new generation of urban music performers, Jay Wheeler stands out in the following categories:

  • Top male rising star.
  • Song of the year duo and group: “Chantaje”
  • Top urban pop artist
  • Top urban pop song: “Eazt”
  • Top trap song: “Conexion
  • Album of the Year, Male Artist: De Mi Para Ti

“I’m still a dreamer who can’t believe what I’m living. Thank you to my fans for their unwavering support; this would not have been possible without you”, said Wheeler.

Premios Tu Musica Urbano will air for the first time on Telemundo screens Thursday, June 23.

About Jay Wheeler

Wheeler is an urban Latin singer born in Puerto Rico on April 25, 1994. In 2016, he created a cover to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” reaching 1 million views on YouTube. In 2018, with Dynamic Records, he released his first single and music video: “Por Tu Culpa“. His romantic and melodic style provoked amazement among his fans and in 2019 he released “Mensaje De Voz” captivating the public. By the summer of 2019, he had reached millions of followers along with a music video going viral. Due to this success, DJ Nelson became interested in Jay and wanted to meet him. In November of 2019, he premiered his first album Platonico (composed of 13 songs), and within his album the track: “Otra Noche Mas Remix” ft. Farruko. In February of 2020, he launched the first digital urban concert, Platonico Unplugged, a live acoustic version of his first album. In June 2020, he premiered his second album, Platonicos, with the participation of various artists such as Dalex, Brytiago, Feid, Nio Garcia, Miky Woodz, Myke Towers, Alex Rose and Casper Magico. Jay Wheeler has participated in collaborations with Cauty, Lenny Tavarez, Noriel, Alex Rose, Bryant Myers, D Ozi and Larry Over. Among his many collaborations, he joined forces with Onell Diaz for a project highlighting suicide prevention. Jay Wheeler is considered an important phenomenon within the music industry and his talent continue to reach millions making him “La Voz Favorita”.

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Hot Dogs, Hooch and Handel

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery will present Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel on May 27, 2022, from 7:00-10:00 PM, with a rain date of May 28.  The event will feature several hot dog vendors, a selection of local spirits, and a performance of works by George Frideric Handel by a Baroque ensemble directed by Elliot Figg at the harpsichord.

The long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s acclaimed Burgers, Bourbon, and Beethoven will focus on the hot dog invented in 1867 by permanent Green-Wood resident Charles Feltman. Hot dog vendors include Little Hot Dog Wagon, Dog Day Afternoon, and Yeah Dawg!!! Vegan Hot Dogs. Hot dogs will be available for purchase and snacks are included in the ticket price. The food can be paired with a sampling of spirits generously provided by Van Brunt Stillhouse, Lost Explorer Mezcal, Départ Wine, L’Orgeat, Appalachian Gap Distillery and more.

HHH will take place on the grounds surrounding Green-Wood’s landmarked Gothic Arch and will officially kick off the fourth season of The Angel’s Share, the acclaimed opera and classical music concert series that takes place in the Green-Wood’s Catacombs, curated by Andrew Ousley and Harry Weil.

This year’s performances include Sarah Kirkland Snider‘s Mass for the Endangered, the one-night-only premiere of Aaron Seigel’s Watching Birds at the End of the World featuring opera superstar Anthony Roth Constanzo, Stewart Goodyear and Jed Distler performing a rarely-heard arrangement of Mahler’s 9th Symphony for four hands, Daisy Press’ full program of compositions by Hildegard Von Bingen, and the Grammy-winning Attacca Quartet performing music from their new recording Of All Joys.