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This year, Marvel Comics proudly celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four with a giant-sized issue worthy of the iconic super hero’s team monumental legacy! Joining series writer Dan Slott will be legendary artist John Romita Jr., marking his highly-anticipated return to Marvel with this thrilling issue. In addition to drawing a story within this epic issue, Romita Jr.’s beloved style will also grace the issue in the form of an incredible wraparound cover. Highlighting Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny’s transformation since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first created them, the artwork serves as both a celebration of Fantastic Four’s journey and a teaser of the story inside: a showdown across Fantastic Four history against the master of time travel—Kang the Conqueror! 

“I was lucky to begin my career with Marvel and now am extremely lucky to re-connect with Marvel. That’s an enormous amount of good fortune. I sincerely thank all the folks up at Marvel, and Disney, who worked for this fortunate re-connection to happen.,” Romita Jr. said. “To add to all this, and I hate to add a third section to my good fortune, is the opportunity to start off with a huge project, which is the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! It is an honor and extreme privilege to be asked to work on this along with a friend and former collaborator, Dan Slott! Along with ink artist JP Mayer, I am looking forward to this being up for viewing in August!”

Home to concepts and characters that revolutionized comic book storytelling, the Fantastic Four have enjoyed one of the most memorable sagas in comic book history. Check out John Romita Jr.’s cover below along with some never-before-seen artwork and be there for one of their greatest adventures yet when FANTASIC FOUR #35 hits stands on September 1st.

The Latimer Tree by Minerva Pierce for use by 360 Magazine

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES 90 YEARS AS THE STATE’S PREMIER ART INSTITUTION, HOSTS PROGRAMS FOR THE LATIMER SCHOOL

On this milestone anniversary, Museum to highlight paintings by Lorenzo Latimer, the plein air water colorist renowned for his depictions of the Sierra and Northern Nevada.

One of the Silver State’s oldest cultural institutions, the Nevada Museum of Art, opened its doors in Reno 90 years ago. To punctuate an ongoing celebration, the Museum will showcase over 100 paintings from the San Francisco-based artist and teacher Lorenzo Latimer, along with works by Nevada artists he mentored including Mattie S. Conner, Marguerite Erwin, Dora Groesbeck, Hildegard Herz, Nettie McDonald, Minerva Pierce, Echo Mapes Robinson, Nevada Wilson, and Dolores Samuel Young. In 1921, these artists joined together to formally establish the “Latimer Art Club,” the founding volunteer organization of the Nevada Art Gallery, known today as the Nevada Museum of Art.

The Latimer School: Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club opens July 31 and will run through March 27, 2022.

Without the Latimer Art Club’s commitment to the visual arts in our region, the Museum wouldn’t be the institution it is today. It is fitting to acknowledge the foresight of the Latimer Art Club,” said Ann M. Wolfe, the Museum’s Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director. “Our institution’s unique emphasis on art, nature, landscape, science, and the humanities sets this Museum apart from other interdisciplinary art museums and has its roots in the history of the Latimer Art Club,” she said. Wolfe co-curated the exhibition, with Jack L. Bacon, a Reno-based art consultant and former gallery owner specializing in historical Nevada art.

Lorenzo Latimer first visited Fallen Leaf Lake on the south side of Lake Tahoe in the summer of 1914 to teach en plein air (outdoor) painting classes. In 1916, he was invited by two students to teach a painting class in Reno. He ultimately became a cherished member of the Northern Nevada arts community, returning annually to teach his signature watercolor style to burgeoning artists of Reno. In 1931, the Latimer Art Club was invited by Dr. James Church, art collector Charles Cutts, and other community leaders to join to incorporate the nonprofit organization known as the Nevada Art Gallery, now the Nevada Museum of Art.

Historic Latimer Art Club paintings–featuring the Truckee Meadows, Washoe Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Pyramid Lake – are foundational to the history of Northern Nevada’s outdoor painting tradition. The Latimer Art Club remains active today, with over 90members who come together for meetings, workshops, and to paint regularly throughout the area.

To truly understand the art history of our region, we must acknowledge the contributions that the Latimer Art Club has made over the years to enrich the cultural fabric our community,” said Wolfe.

BOOK

The anniversary exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 350-page book with an essay on the history of the Nevada Museum of Art by Wolfe and a biographical essay on Latimer by Alfred C. Harrison, a nineteenth-century painting scholar and art historian with a special emphasis on California art. The book is co-published by Jack Bacon & Company in association with the Museum and is available in the Museum store or online here.

SPONSORS

Lead Sponsor is the Wayne L. Prim Foundation. Major sponsor is the Bretzlaff Foundation. Sponsors: The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation, Sandy Raffealli | Bill Pearce Motors, The Phil and Jennifer Satre Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Jenny and Garrett Sutton | Corporate Direct. Supporting Sponsors: The Chica Charitable Gift Fund, Michael and Tammy Dermody, Dickson Realty, Irene Drews in memory of J. George Drews, watercolor painter and longtime instructor in the Nevada Museum of Art E. L. Cord Museum School, Edgar F. Kleiner, Sierra Integrated Systems, Betsy and Henry Thumann. Additional support: Enid Oliver, Financial Consultant & Wealth Manager.

JURIED EXHIBITION

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum has organized The Latimer Art Club: Celebrating 100 Years –A Juried Exhibition from July 10 to September 1, 2021. This year, the Latimer Art Club celebrates its 100th anniversary. To honor this important milestone, the Museum presents a juried exhibition of present-day Latimer Art Club members.

Several opportunities commemorating the Museum’s anniversary are planned in the coming months.

PROGRAMS

Art Bite: Latimer Art Club Yesterday and Today

Friday, July 30 | noon

Discover the origins of the Latimer Art Club with Eileen Fuller, the Club’s current Art Show Chair

$10 | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Ann M. Wolfe on Art, Nature and the Founding of the Nevada Museum of Art

Friday, September 10 | 6pm

Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director, looks back at the history of the Nevada Museum of Art. With an emphasis on the Museum’s early ties to the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bohemian Club, Fallen Leaf Lake, and the University of Nevada, Wolfe will review the roots of the Latimer Art Club from the 1910s to the critical role the Club played in the founding of the Museum.

$10 | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Jack Bacon on The Latimer School

Thursday, December 9, | 6pmNevada art specialist Jack Bacon and co-curator of the exhibitionThe Latimer Schoolwill share stories of the Latimer Art Club’s founding members, many of whom came from pioneer families as far afield as Tuscarora, Virginia City, and Carson City.

$10 | FREE FOR MEMBERS

A Closer Look: Landscapes in Nevada

First Fridays, August 6 –March 4, 2022 | 1pm

Experience a guided tour of The Latimer School. Docents will host conversations centered around landscapes in Nevada and beyond.

FREE WITH ADMISSION

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Gord Downie – Coke Machine Glow 20th Anniversary

GORD DOWNIE’S COKE MACHINE GLOW SEES EXPANDED 20th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

Downie’s First Solo Project Revisited With Triple Album

Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal (Arts & Crafts) And Poetry Audiobook (Penguin Random House)

Out August 27, 2021 – Preorder Now

Bonus Listen: ‘I Stand Before The Songwriters’ Cabal‘ Music Edit With Spoken Word By Rob Baker

Gord Downie’s Coke Machine Glow was released in 2001, in between Music @ Work (2000) and In Violet Light (2002), the ninth and tenth albums by his mighty band of brothers in The Tragically Hip. The first solo project by one of the world’s great wordsmiths, Coke Machine Glow’s sixteen painterly songs were released with an accompanying book of poetry, collectively emanating Downie’s heartrending stories, from the road as from home, in his signature quirk and complex, approachable wit. Twenty years since its release, Coke Machine Glow remains a teetering, charming body of work, never static, shot across its canvas in brilliant glowing embers and warm honey tones.

Now, to mark its 20th anniversary, Arts & Crafts announces a special expanded reissue that posthumously revisits the songs and poetry of this prolific period of Downie’s career. Entitled Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal, the triple-album features the original two-disc set plus a bonus record of twelve unreleased demos, alternate versions, and never-before-heard outtakes, carefully curated by Gord’s oldest Toronto friend Josh Finlayson and brothe Patrick Downie with Arts & Crafts’ Jonathan Shedletzky, including the ominous I Stand Before The Songwriters’ Cabal and two opposing versions of the mysterious Contact.

The in-all 28-song collection presents a portrait of Downie with a rarely before heard intimacy, unrefined and dripping in the wildness of the moment. Elegant alternate studio takes of classics like Vancouver Divorce and Lofty Pines express the fluidity of the family band that comprised the Gas Station recording sessions in Toronto, that May of 2000; while home recordings dated November 1999, Carlaw Avenue, of SF Song, Trick Rider, and Chancellor, and more, spotlight Gord in close communion with his tape recorder and coffee machine. Produced by GD, Josh Finlayson, and Steven Drake, featuring Dale Morningstar, Julie Doiron, Kevin Hearn, Atom Egoyan, Dave Clark, Don Kerr, and more, Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal is a document of Gord at the precipice of his illustrious solo career.

Concurrently, Penguin Random House announces the Coke Machine Glow Audiobook, a complete reading of Downie’s original book of poetry by family members, band members, and friends, like Sarah Harmer, Dan Aykroyd, Ron MacLean, Bruce McCulloch, Don Kerr, and many more, produced by Patrick Downie. (See here for the full list of readers). Ultimately a book Gord wrote about the distances that bridge and separate us, Coke Machine Glow is bound by the dedication of those he loved and was loved by a rich, haunting collection that reveals both the public and private selves of Gordon Edgar Downie. In poetry that is urban, gritty and political, romantic and nocturnal, nostalgic and whimsical, Downie allows us a glimpse inside his world, with loved ones carrying the gift of his words onwards.

Available via digital audiobook retailers, the Coke Machine Glow poetry collection will also be included on CD with A&C’s physical music editions. The Songwriters’ Cabal 3LP vinyl is presented in a beautiful embossed triple-gatefold package, limited to a one-time pressing of 2000 hand-numbered copies. In addition to the 3CD set, A&C is for the first time offering a Coke Machine Glow songbook for voice, guitar, and piano. The album, audiobook, and songbook are out on August 27, 2021. The Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters’ Cabal limited edition vinyl is expected to ship November 15, 2021.

PREORDER COKE MACHINE GLOW 20th ANNIVERSARY ITEMS

That Coke Machine Glow did not sound like a record by The Tragically Hip was both not a surprise, and is still in every way a surprising work: Downie’s oblique yet vicarious poetry undressed of its electricity, redressed in a glorious other voltage. A snapshot of spontaneity, recorded but barely rehearsed, its arc of clandestine art pop clashing with the hum of collective stream-of-consciousness, Gord Downie’s Coke Machine Glow feels like a wild passage through listless places, burrowing in the magic of whatever delicate moment. Maybe Downie was the genius orchestrator of this Goddamned Band, or perhaps he was just always prepared with the right thing to say. You might have listened to this record for the last twenty years, and still not heard some of its finest details, that is the happenstance when onesome poetry is rightly crossed with collective improvisation. On Songwriters’ Cabal, the curtain is pulled back, as Downie rose from his kitchen table/hotel room desk, notebook in hand, and stepped to the mic and sang, voice tinkling like a chandelier, until god or a reasonable facsimile appears.

NOT included on either the music album or the spoken word audiobook is a bonus music edit of Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip’s reading of the poem I Stand Before the Songwriters’ Cabal, set to an instrumental snippet of the same titled song. Shared today, listen here:

BONUS LISTEN: ‘I STAND BEFORE THE SONGWRITERS’ CABAL’ MUSIC EDIT WITH SPOKEN WORD BY ROB BAKER

Josh Finlayson on the Coke Machine Glow sessions (from the liner notes):

Having lived in Toronto for over 10 years, Gord wanted to make his first solo record in his adopted city, co-producer and musician Josh Finlayson recalls. He had met and befriended many artists in different disciplines and was keen to collaborate with that community. The Gas Station recording studio was located in an old warehouse district of Toronto close to the exhibition grounds near King and Dufferin. Located on the fourth floor, it was an open spaced room with 10 foot windows that had spectacular views looking south to Lake Ontario and east towards downtown. Owned and operated by Dale Morningstar and Don Kerr who after 10 years of operation were being evicted from this location. Coke Machine Glow ended up being the last session at the Gas Station from April 29-May 10, 2000.

The one concrete idea we had going into the recording was that Gord would sing these songs quietly, as they had been written. The recording room was large (50’X25′) with high ceilings. The musicians were spread throughout this room facing the centre where Gord was sitting. Don Kerr (drums) and Kevin Hearn (piano) were only available for the first day of recording which was also our set up day. By late afternoon we were ready to start and their time constraints led to the decision that we were going to make a live off the floor record using an 8 track machine. In hindsight, this was a fortuitous decision as it created a structure that forced us to work within certain parameters. All the songs ended up being cut live, including Gord’s vocals. The only overdubs were done by guests who weren’t available at the time and had to add their parts later. For the remainder of the session Dave Clark took over on drums and Dale Morningstar who was assistant engineering, played several different instruments throughout the recording. There was little rehearsal time for anyone so in most cases the songs were run through once or twice and then recorded.

The Coke Machine Glow 20th anniversary collection, including exclusive merchandise commemorating this landmark release in Downie’s career, is available for PREORDER NOW via Gordieland, Arts & Crafts and Penguin Random House.

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GORD DOWNIE COKE MACHINE GLOW: SONGWRITERS’ CABAL TRACKLIST

Coke Machine Glow

  1. Starpainters
  2. Vancouver Divorce
  3. SF Song
  4. Trick Rider
  5. Canada Geese
  6. Chancellor
  7. The Never-Ending Present
  8. Nothing But Heartache in Your Social Life
  9. Blackflies
  10. Lofty Pines
  11. Boy Bruised By Butterfly Chase
  12. Mystery
  13. Elaborate
  14. Yer Possessed
  15. Every Irrelevance
  16. Insomniacs of the World, Good Night

Songwriters’ Cabal:

  1. Vancouver Divorce – Alternate Take
  2. Trick Rider – Demo
  3. SF Song – Demo
  4. Contact – Demo
  5. Down Down Down – Demo
  6. Putting Down – Demo
  7. Chancellor – Demo
  8. The Never-Ending Present – Demo
  9. I Stand Before the Songwriters’ Cabal – Outtake
  10. Contact – Outtake
  11. Mystery – Alternate Take
  12. Lofty Pines – Alternate Take

Audiobook Readers
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Baker, Andrew Cash, Dave Clark, Julie Doiron, Charlyn Downie, Clare Downie, Clemens Downie, Lou Downie, Mike Downie, Patrick Downie, Paula Downie, Willo Downie, Johnny Fay, Josh Finlayson, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn, Dave Billy Ray Koster, Paul Langlois, Ron MacLean, Andy Maize, Bruce McCulloch, Dale Morningstar, Larry Murphy, Andrea Nann, Dr. Pee, Gillian Reiss, Damian Rogers, Gord Sinclair, Kaya Usher.

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The Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat LP Reissue

In Celebration Of Its 40th Anniversary, The Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat To Be Reissued On Limited Edition Pink Vinyl Featuring New Cover Art On September 10

On July 8, 1981, The Go-Go’s released their platinum-selling, landmark debut, Beauty and the Beat. To celebrate the anniversary of its release, on September 10, 2021, UMe/Interscope will release Beauty and the Beat – 40th Anniversary Limited Edition pressed on pink vinyl with new cover art featuring a never-before-seen photo taken from the original album cover shoot. Each copy is numbered and will only be available at uDiscover, The Sound of Vinyl and the band’s official store. Pre-order, HERE.

The Go-Go’s skyrocketed to superstardom after they released one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Beauty and the Beat is a collection of hook-laden, infectious songs that stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, spawning the hits Our Lips Are Sealed (named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and We Got The Beat and also earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.  They have the notable distinction of being the only all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments on a No. 1 album. 

The Go-Go’s recently announced their 2021/2022 North American west coast dates to celebrate the band’s upcoming induction into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are on sale now.

Date/Venue/City/State

Dec 28 SF Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA (Purchase Tickets)

Dec 29 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA (Purchase Tickets)

Dec 31 The Venetian Theatre Las Vegas, NV (Purchase Tickets)

Jan 1 The Venetian Theatre Las Vegas, NV (Purchase Tickets)

Jan 3 Civic Theatre San Diego, CA (Purchase Tickets)

The Go-Go’s have sold over 7 million records worldwide becoming a global phenomenon and blazed brand-new trails in music – for women in particular.

Pre-order the classic Go-Go’s record Beauty and Beat reissue here.

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The White Stripes Celebrate 20th Anniversary of White Blood Cells

THE WHITE STRIPES CONTINUE WHITE BLOOD CELLS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL TOP OF THE POPS ARCHIVE VIDEO PREMIERE, WATCH HERE

WHITE BLOOD CELLS (DELUXE) DIGITAL ALBUM AND HD AUDIO REMASTERS AVAILABLE NOW

STANDARD BLACK VINYL AND LIMITED-EDITION RED-AND-WHITE PINWHEEL COLORED VINYL AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

The White Stripes are continuing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 2001 third studio album, White Blood Cells, with today’s YouTube premiere of their legendary February 2002 performance of Fell in Love With A Girl on Top of the Pops. Watch the newly remastered performance in HD now on The White Stripes’ YouTube channel.

The band also recently released White Blood Cells (Deluxe), a newly expanded digital edition now including a bonus live performance of the classic album, recorded in its entirety at Detroit, MI’s famed Gold Dollar on June 7, 2001. An electrifying rendition of I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman, filmed at the Gold Dollar, is streaming now at YouTube.

WATCH FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL (LIVE ON TOP OF THE POPS)

BUY / STREAM WHITE BLOOD CELLS (DELUXE) DIGITAL ALBUM

WATCH I’M FINDING IT HARDER TO BE A GENTLEMAN (LIVE AT THE GOLD DOLLAR 6/7/2001)

Hailed by Rolling Stone upon its original July 3, 2001 release for fusing inescapable, eerily eternal melodies with dirty-ass, brain-scrambling riffs, White Blood Cells will return to record store shelves everywhere later this year with a standard black vinyl edition arriving Friday, October 22; pre-orders are available now. In addition, limited edition red-and-white pinwheel colored vinyl will arrive that same day at Third Man Records Nashville & Detroit as well as at select independent record stores nationwide. Additional details will be unveiled soon.

PRE-ORDER WHITE BLOOD CELLS (STANDARD BLACK VINYL)

As part of the White Blood Cells 20th anniversary celebration, the album has also been remastered in HD from the original tape using the Plangent Process to hear on all digital retailers & streaming services offering high quality audio functionality, alongside HD remasters of The White Stripes’ self-titled 1999 debut album and 2003’s milestone Elephant. Additional White Stripes albums will be available in HD later this year. A special $7.99 limited time anniversary album sale on the entire White Stripes catalog has begun on iTunes as well, and fans can check out Apple Music’s Essential Albums feature on The White Stripes just in time for the anniversary. Amazon Music has also launched a (RE)Discover playlist dedicated to The White Stripes which highlights White Blood Cells, as well as the rest of the band’s catalog.

THE WHITE STRIPES WHITE BLOOD CELLS (DELUXE) DIGITAL ALBUM Track List

Disc 1

  1. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
  2. Hotel Yorba
  3. I’m Finding It Harder To Be a Gentleman
  4. Fell In Love With a Girl
  5. Expecting
  6. Little Room
  7. The Union Forever
  8. The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
  9. We’re Going to Be Friends
  10. Offend In Every Way
  11. I Think I Smell a Rat
  12. Aluminum
  13. I Can’t Wait
  14. Now Mary
  15. I Can Learn
  16. This Protector

Disc 2

  1. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  2. Hotel Yorba (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  3. I’m Finding It Harder To Be a Gentleman (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  4. Fell In Love With a Girl (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  5. Expecting (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  6. Little Room (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  7. The Union Forever (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  8. The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  9. We’re Going to Be Friends (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  10. Offend In Every Way (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  11. I Think I Smell a Rat (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  12. Aluminum (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  13. I Can’t Wait (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  14. Now Mary (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  15. I Can Learn (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)
  16. This Protector (Live at The Gold Dollar 6/7/2001)

Connect with The White Stripes via the website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Jack’s website, and Third Man Records’ website.

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Fire in Little Africa – Elevator

FIRE IN LITTLE AFRICA ALBUM OUT NOW + POWERFUL VISUAL FOR ELEVATOR VIA MOTOWN RECORDS/BLACK FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BOB DYLAN CENTER AND WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER, Album Brings Fresh And Important Perspective To The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre And Celebrates The City’s Vibrant Hip Hop Scene, LISTEN & STREAM FIRE IN LITTLE AFRICA HERE, WATCH ELEVATOR VISUAL HERE

Fire in Little Africa, a groundbreaking album of original material, written and recorded by a collective of Oklahoma hip hop artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, will be released on May 28 by Motown Records/Black Forum in partnership with Tulsa’s Bob Dylan Center and Woody Guthrie Center.

The 21-track collection gets to the truth of what happened on May 31 and June 1, 1921 when a white mob descended on the streets of Greenwood, then a prosperous Tulsa neighborhood known as Black Wall Street, and burned down the business district, destroying roughly 1,500 homes, killing hundreds and leaving thousands of Black Tulsans homeless. For years, this historic, albeit dire, chapter was left out of classrooms and textbooks as the city attempted to erase this part of its past. The artists heard on Fire in Little Africa get to the truth through urgent songs, recalling stories told and stories lived in hope to usher in a new era for Tulsa as they help the community process this generational trauma through music.

‘Fire in Little Africa’ is a powerful and timely project that provides a platform and outlet for the incredibly talented and thriving music community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, said Motown Records Chairman & CEO, Ethiopia Habtemariam. Carrying the legacy of the Black Wall Street community, ‘Fire in Little Africa’ is a body of work filled with purpose and prolific storytelling. I am honored and feel privileged to have Motown Records/Black Forum partner with Dr. View, the Bob Dylan Center and Guthrie Center to release this impactful hip-hop album.

Track List

  1. Elevator
  2. City of Dreams
  3. Shining
  4. Descendants
  5. Regardless
  6. Party Plane (feat. Charlie Wilson)
  7. Been Through It All
  8. Drowning
  9. Our World
  10. Top Down
  11. Creme of the Crop
  12. 918 Thug Town Skit
  13. Watchu On
  14. P.O.D.
  15. Reparations
  16. P.O.D. Pt. II
  17. Raw Cocaine
  18. The Rain
  19. North Tulsa Got Something to Say
  20. Brunch at the Brady
  21. Young & Free

I am honored to be a part of the ‘Fire In Little Africa’ album featuring the musical contributions of young talented local artists from my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This tragedy has been suppressed for generations. Charlie Wilson continues, Growing up in Tulsa we named our band, The GAP Band, after Greenwood, Archer and Pine Streets, the wealthiest and most successful African American community in the United States in the early 20th century. I am proud to see a new generation of talented Tulsans continue to tell the story of our ancestors. They are opening the door for many generations to come by shedding light not only on the race massacre but the excellence of the Black Wall Street and Greenwood community.

Stevie Dr. View Johnson, PhD, Manager, Education & Diversity Outreach at the Woody Guthrie Center|Bob Dylan Center and the album’s executive producer added, Fire in Little Africa has evolved into a communal hip hop movement and we’re excited that we get to share the flavor, history and legacy of Black Wall Street with the world, in collaboration with the amazing leadership of the Motown/Black Forum family. We’re grateful for Ethiopia’s foresight in providing us an opportunity to share our important stories with the world. There are Black Wall Streets across the diaspora and we unequivocally know that ‘Fire in Little Africa’ will inspire many people. In the words of Steph Simon, ‘everything is us.’ 

In this feature Rolling Stone noted, ‘Fire in Little Africa’ is poised to teach the world about that long-suppressed history, from locals who grew up in a community that still lives with the aftermath of the massacre. Just as important, the artists involved in the project also hope it serves as a launching-pad moment for Tulsa’s hip-hop scene, which has long flown under the national radar.

The album was recorded in Greenwood over a five-day period in March 2020. Studios were set up at the Greenwood Cultural Center and other locations, including the former home of 1921 massacre mastermind/KKK leader Tate Brady. The house is now owned by former NFL first-round draft pick and Tulsa native Felix Jones. The Tulsa World was on hand to speak with the artists involved in the historic sessions. Read the article HERE and check out the accompanying video HERE.

‘Fireside with Dr. View’ is a weekly podcast featuring Dr. View in conversation with thought leaders in activism, academia and culture, centered on the movement behind the Fire in Little Africa music. Listen to Fireside with Dr. View HERE. Hosts Ali Shaw and Doc Free sit down with Fire in Little Africa artists, Tulsa community leaders and national voices for conversations on music and culture in the Fire in Little Africa podcast, which can be found HERE.

Located in the Tulsa Arts District, the Woody Guthrie Center opened in 2013. The Bob Dylan Center is expected to open on the same block within the next year. Both are projects of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the primary funder for Fire in Little Africa. The album is chronicled in a documentary film, which will be released later this year.

Fire in Little Africa marks the first new material released by Black Forum since the label’s relaunch earlier this year. Black Forum originally debuted in 1970 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam, which won a GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album. The label reissued Dr. King’s influential speech earlier this year.

Visit the official Fire in Little Africa website, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Follow the Black Forum on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Katy Perry illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Katy Perry × Electric

FAN CLUB TICKET PRESALE LAUNCHES TODAY FOR KATY PERRY’S PLAY AT THE THEATRE AT RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS

Katy’s First-Ever Las Vegas Residency Opens December 29, 2021 And Includes New Year’s Eve And New Year’s Day Performances

The fan club ticket presale for Katy Perry’s PLAY her first-ever Las Vegas residency launches today, May 17, at 10am PST. As its name suggests, the eight-show run at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegaswill offer audiences a much-needed break from the intense times of the past year. Packed with hits from throughout Katy’s career, the shows will deliver a transcendent sensory experience with vibrant visuals and numerous surprises. PLAY will open on Wednesday, December 29, and include exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances.

“I think we’re all ready to play and what better place to play than Las Vegas? says Katy Perry. Vegas is in my blood. My grandmother was a seamstress for showgirls and my aunt was a dancer in the Folies Berg before she became an ordained minister. I’m excited to carry on the family tradition and bring a bold, playful experience to audiences who, like me, have been yearning for the communal experience of live entertainment.”.

Dates for Katy Perry’s PLAY are as follows:

December 29, 31, 2021

January 1, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 2022

Tickets, plus VIP and premium ticket packages, for all eight shows will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PDT at AXS.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the headliner opening engagements at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets from Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. PDT to Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m. PDT through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit Citi Entertainment.

Katy who has amassed a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks is one of the founding headliners at Resorts World Las Vegas. the Strip’s new 3,500-room luxury destination, which opens June 24. The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, a 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre will open its doors in November 2021 and is exclusively programmed and operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents. A joint development between Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG Presents, the multi-level venue will be home to Las Vegas’s largest and tallest performance stage, with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage.

Celebrating joy and resilience, Katy’s PLAY shows will echo the themes of her new album, SMILE, which the Los Angeles Times hailed as quintessentially Perry: buoyant, playful, neon pop. USA Today observed, Perry’s newfound joy and contentment come through on much of Smile, which contains some of her catchiest and most carefree songs since 2013’s Prism. Last week, Katy unveiled her collaboration for, Electric, which she recorded exclusively for Pokemon 25: The Album, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Pokemon.

KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “ELECTRIC” IN COLLABORATION WITH POKEMON

Track Is From Pokemon 25: The Album Compilation, Set For Fall 2021 Release

Limited Edition Electric Merchandise Line Launches Today

View Music Video Here

Pokemon’s 25th-anniversary celebration continues with today’s release of iconic recording artist Katy Perry’s new single and video, Electric. Katy, whose love for all things Pokemon dates back to childhood, when she played the original video games on her Game Boy, created the track especially for Pokemon 25: The Album, which will be released this fall by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records. There’s no reason that this life can’t be electric, sings Katy in the anthemic track, which celebrates the joy inherent in pursuing a dream, buoyed by the love and support of friends. Katy’s collaborators on the song include The Monsters & Strangerz and Jon Bellion who teamed up with her on Daisies, a song from her new album Smile and Bruce Weigner. Listen to Electric here.

The official video for Electric helmed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, who directed the Disney feature film Raya and the Last Dragon received a YouTube Premiere with a fan watch party earlier today. The clip follows Katy and Pikachu as they take time out to enjoy nature and reflect on how they have evolved over the years. After a day of exploring, the pair stop at a lighthouse to meditate. Falling into a reverie, they’re taken back in time to the earliest days of Katy’s career. Thanks to encouragement from her friend Pikachu, Katy goes from busking at a farmer’s market to her first club performance. View the video, which was shot in Hawaii, here.

When I visited the Pokemon Café 9; while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So, when I got the call to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated, says Katy Perry. The song’s themes resilience, igniting your inner light have guided my life and also parallel Pokemon’s story and characters. Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, so in the video, you see the younger version of me with Pichu and myself in the present day with Pikachu. We both evolve yet retain a sense of playfulness.

Katy Perry has created a vibrant anthem to help us celebrate 25 years of Pokemon with Electric, an amazing song about recognizing one’s own journeys and evolving, said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing, The Pokemon Company International. We also hope fans around the world enjoy seeing Pikachu team up with Katy in the music video for Electric’s which is a wonderful visual accompaniment to the inspirational song.

A playful Electric-themed merchandise collection was also unveiled today. Explore the offerings of the limited edition line here: Katy Perry Electric Merch . It’s all part of P25 Music, a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokemon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokemon’s 25th anniversary website at Pokemon 25. The upcoming P25 Music compilation album can be pre-saved at Capital Records.

Heather Skovlund Graham & Brown illustration for 360 Magazine

Wallpaper Release by Graham & Brown

FIND YOURSELF IN THE MIDST OF A JEWEL TONED MAZE WITH ALCAZAR

These geometric shapes resemble a winding puzzle, bringing a truly unique pattern to your walls. Use as part of a natural themed décor, or up the ante with this alluring and sophisticated wallpaper with striking gold accessories.

Graham & Brown, the UK-based wallpaper company, has been busy this year celebrating its 75th anniversary with collaborations including Sacha Walckhoff and the National Portrait Gallery, amongst others. Today, I’m reaching out to share the company’s latest spring wallpaper introductions, including playful, lush botanicals (and a surprise appearance starring tropical fish) plus soothing geometric shapes. See the latest drop below!

Aquarium

This quirky wallpaper is packed with character and life. Turn any space into an enticing aquatic setting with Aquarium. Striking tropical fish swim amongst rich green leaves on this large repeat print. Use for a quirky and fun pop of color. Currently available in Deep Sea.

Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Glasshouse Flora

Glasshouse Flora relishes in the trend of jewel-tone hues and does it perfectly. Rich colored florals sit on gorgeous rich hues, creating an opulent feel within any room. This impactful design will turn your décor in any space into a sophisticated floral haven. Available in Glasshouse Flora, Glasshouse Flora Amethyst, Glasshouse Flora Emerald, and Glasshouse Flora Sky.

Above: Glasshouse Flora Amethyst 

Below: Glasshouse Flora Emerald

Alcazar

Find yourself in the midst of a of a jewel-toned maze with Alcazar. These geometric shapes resemble a winding puzzle, bringing a truly unique pattern to walls. Use as part of a natural themed décor, or up the ante with this alluring and sophisticated wallpaper with striking gold accessories. Available in Noche and Forest. 

Above: Shown in Forest

Below: Shown in Noche

Ziggy Marley illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Ziggy Marley × Concert

Ziggy Marley to Headline First “Concerts In Your Car” Live Concert of the Season

Legendary Reggae Musician to Pay Tribute to his Father’s Legacy on April 17 in Ventura

The music is BACK!  Concerts in Your Car returns to the Ventura County Fairgrounds with a blockbuster live concert by Ziggy Marley.  An eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, guitarist, songwriter, and humanitarian, Marley will perform, along with his band, a tribute to his legendary father, Reggae Icon Bob Marley.  This year will mark the fortieth anniversary of his father’s death.
 
Ziggy Marley is known as a musical pioneer, infusing the reggae genre with funk, blues, rock, and other elements.  Marley, who is a prolific composer, usually primarily performs his own compositions.  Sets focusing on his late father’s music are a rare event.
 
Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at 5 pm and 8:30 pm at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  Tickets start at $99. per car for up to four passengers, with additional passenger tickets available for purchase.  The number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts/seats in the vehicle.  Tickets are sold in advance and online only. 
 
All “Concerts In Your Car” events include a visual light show and multi-media entertainment.  The combination of an extra high, theatre-in-the-round style, four-sided stage, and four over-sized screens ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.  The events are designed to comply with all state and county restrictions.  Sound comes from the stage like a traditional concert and can also be heard via car stereos on an FM station.
 
Next up for April is the electronic dance music duo Hippie Sabotage on Saturday, April 24.  They are best known for their remix of “Habits”, which has surpassed a phenomenal 800 million views on YouTube.  To buy tickets and for more information visit the website.
 
ABOUT CBF PRODUCTIONS
In 2020 when large public gatherings were rendered unsafe by COVID-19, CBF Productions launched the first drive-in live music experience in California. They continue to lead the pack by bringing top-name talent to their acclaimed live, drive-in, theatre-in-the-round-style, and socially distanced entertainment option to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  From their legendary Boots & Brews Country Music Festivals to Tequila & Taco FestivalsWinter Wine Walks and more, CBF’s visionary events have been on the forefront of the food/drink and music festival circuit for over 12 years. 

Pokeball illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Pokemon Most Valuable Media Franchise

Pokemon Has Reached 100M in All-Time Sales – Most Valuable Media Franchise Globally

The Pokemon Franchise is celebrating its 25-year anniversary for the entire year of 2021, and what better way to mark the occasion than crossing an important milestone in the franchise’s history. The franchise started as a game but has since expanded into many facets of media and entertainment, making it one of the most recognizable media franchises in the world. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, The Pokemon Franchise’s all-time sales have reached $100B making it the most valuable media franchise of all time as of January 2021.

Pokemon – From Game to Media Franchise with All-Time Sales Of $100B

Pokemon, short for its Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, was first released as a game on Nintendo’s handheld console GameBoy in 1996. Soon after, a Manga and Anime centered around the game was released and soon gained a significant amount of popularity. This is a break from the traditional life cycle of popular media brands commonly found in Japan of Animes being turned into games rather than the other way around.

Since then, the franchise has successfully expanded into many other facets of entertainment such as movies and trading cards, creating an entire Pokemon Universe and generating enormous amounts of sales along the way. Pokemon’s $100B all-time sales make it the most valuable media franchise in the world ahead of other icons such as Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, and even the entire Star Wars Franchise.

The franchise’s movie adaptation, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019), earned the second-highest at the box office out of any video game movie as of March 2021 with gross earnings of $432M.

Nintendo’s Pokemon Games Always Popular – Combined Over 350M Copies Sold

Since the original game launched on the GameBoy in 1996, there have been over 70 titles created by Nintendo for the Pokemon Franchise all amounting to over 350M copies sold. The top eight Nintendo Pokemon games alone combine for over 150M copies sold. Even more impressively a total of 14 different Pokemon titles accomplished the feat of selling 10M copies or more.

Pokemon’s original game from 1996, Pokemon Red/Green/Blue, is the best-selling Pokemon game of all time with over 31M copies sold.

Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home – 2 New Adaptations That Are Hugely Popular

Pokemon Go is a mobile augmented reality (AR) game published and developed in 2016 by Niantic in partnership with Nintendo and the Pokemon Company. The game turned mobile users into real-life Pokemon trainers who can catch Pokemon they encounter in the real world, visualized through AR on a mobile device. In its first month after release, the game had a record-setting 500M downloads. Pokemon Go was also the third-highest grossing mobile game worldwide with $1.2B in estimated player spend.

Pokemon Home was launched in February 2020 and allowed cloud-based storage for users and their items from the Pokemon universe. The app was downloaded almost 12.3M times in 2020 making it the most downloaded Pokemon game that was published in 2020. In Q4 of 2020 alone, there were over 6.4M downloads of Pokemon Home.

You can read more about the story with more statistics and information on the website.