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ARIA Winter Wonderland Lights Up Holiday Season

“ARIA’s Front Desk rings, are you listening; In the casino, snow is glistening; A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight; As we debut our version of a Winter Wonderland.”

ARIA is lighting up the holiday season with its “Winter Wonderland” lobby display. Created by the ARIA Pastry team and on display through Tuesday, Jan. 5, this year’s centerpiece is a custom-designed Sugar Palace, made out of edible ingredients and stands 15-feet high. Led by Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee, the skilled team spent more than four weeks crafting the Sugar Palace, showcasing seven types of sugar work techniques in the pressed sugar bricks, snowflakes coated in crystal sugar, blown-sugar swans and blown and pulled flowers, among other sweet pieces.

“We wanted to bring our candy house back this year, but with an exciting new twist so we created a winter wonderland palace entirely out of sugar,” said ARIA Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee. “Designing the Sugar Palace was a fun and unique challenge as we utilized several sugar work techniques and it took weeks of dedication and hard work by our wonderful ARIA pastry team to bring it to life.”

The holiday creation required close to 4,000 pounds of sugar which created 1,000 pressed sugar bricks, 500 sugar tiles made of cooked sugar and the Sugar Palace’s beautiful front window, which weighs in at one ton. Additionally, 400 pounds of white royal icing was used to build the structure. Door decorations made from fondant, glistening white meringue drops on the roofline and sugar vines and icicles are a few of the other stunning hand-sculpted items found on the Sugar Palace.

The Sugar Palace is set in a sparkling white and silver winter wonderland, designed and created by the MGM Resorts Event Production team in collaboration with the ARIA Horticulture and Facilities teams. Hand-carved oversized ornaments, including carousel horses, ballerinas, pirate ships, snowflakes, swans and trains, hang from the ceiling. The handmade Palace is surrounded by a glittering winter forest of stacked custom-designed trees, white manzanita trees detailed with white twinkle lights and shimmering angel hair and a 17-foot holiday tree decorated with 500 crystals.

The Winter Wonderland not only creates an idyllic setting for a holiday-themed photo, but also features delicious holiday gift ideas made by the ARIA Patisserie team, including chocolate coffee cups, candied oranges dipped in chocolate, white chocolate & peppermint popcorn, sugar cookies and milk chocolate cranberries, among many other treats. The Winter Wonderland retail area will be open Monday to Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. (open through Tuesday, Jan. 5). Additionally, a physically distanced seating area in the Sugar Palace’s backyard provides guests a respite to enjoy their sweet treats with a warm holiday beverage – or cocktail for those 21 and over!

“WINTER WONDERLAND” BY THE NUMBERS

5:  ARIA Pastry Chef team members created the Sugar Palace  

7:  Sugar techniques used – pulled, blown, poured, pressed, sprayed, dipped and piped

1,000:  Sugar bricks created from more than 700 pounds of sugar

500:  Sugar tiles created from more than 1,000 pounds of cooked sugar

400:  Pounds of royal icing used to construct the Sugar Palace

One Ton:  Weight of the Sugar Palace’s front window (2,000 pounds)

76:  Average pounds of sugar one person consumes in a year

47:  MRE team members involved in the display’s assembly

500: Crystals used on the Winter Wonderland forest

7: Types of ornaments hand-carved for the display – carousel horses, ballerinas, pirate ships, musical horns, trains, snowflakes and swans

20:  Pounds of glitter

10: Gallons of white paint

ARIA RESORT & CASINO

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning award-winning resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Amy Shark – Everybody Rise

Australian superstar artist Amy Shark has released her brand new single and video ‘Everybody Rise’, the first offering of new music since the overwhelming success of Amy’s #1 ARIA album, LOVE MONSTER, out now via Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia/RCA Records. Check it out HERE.

‘Everybody Rise’ is Amy at her most meticulous – storytelling with adventurous melodies and experimenting with her voice like never before. Amy’s unique ability to connect with her audience through nuanced and emotive lyrics remains strong, in this case taking the feeling of unrequited love and turning it on its head.

Produced by Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes) and mixed by Serban Ghenea (The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Halsey), ‘Everybody Rise’ is a commentary on worship culture, how we create idols on social media while losing track of the humanity right in front of us. “The whole idea of writing a song about unrequited love feels overcooked and everyone’s done it, I know,” says Amy. “But I don’t feel like anyone’s done it like this before. I wanted it to sound like all these broken hearts getting together and being like, ‘We all wonder what it’s like to be with you.”

The cinematic video for ‘Everybody Rise’ was filmed in Nashville and directed by Patrick Tohill.
Watch HERE.

Amy Shark burst into the global music scene in 2016 with her breakthrough 5 x Platinum single ‘Adore’ putting her on the map as one of Australia’s most formidable emerging songwriters. The track was Top 15 at AAA and Top 25 at Alternative. This was followed by 4 x Platinum and number one AU Airplay Chart hit, ‘I Said Hi’ and the 2019 platinum single ‘Mess Her Up’. Amy’s debut/breakthrough #1 ARIA album and Platinum-certified LOVE MONSTER was recognized in 2018 with four ARIA awards (“Album of the Year”, “Best Female Artist”, “Best Pop Release”, “Best Producer’ [Dann Hume]) and was nominated for another five. In the US, LOVE MONSTER debuted at #1 on the Heatseekers and Alternative New Artist Chart.  LOVE MONSTER went on to become the highest-selling album by an Australian artist for 2018.

Amy has toured extensively throughout Australia and abroad, performing on several major US television shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Though a 2020 tour is up in the air for now, Amy plans to return to North America in 2021 with her new live show.

“This single is me properly hitting my stride,” she affirms. “The next chapter will define me even more than LOVE MONSTER did.”

Sheppard’s ‘On My Way’

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Sheppard is back with a brand-new single “On My Way” – available now via your preferred music platform! Cowritten by John Hume (co-writes with Dean Lewis, Sofi Tukker), the anthemic, uplifting song, which was originally penned as a stand-alone single, earned the band a nod to participate in the show which will select Australia’s next representative at Eurovision 2019! “On My Way” is the ultimate love song as singer George Sheppard explains:

“This song is about someone craving the uncontrollable heat and passion they feel when they are with the one they love. It’s about excitedly making their way to reunite with their lover, wherever that may be in the world.”

“On My Way” is the first new music since last summer’s sophomore effort Watching the Sky (June 8, 2018 via Empire of Song/Decca Records/Republic Records) which rocketed to the top of the charts globally, earning them their first #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in their home country of Australia and hitting Top 10 on the US iTunes Pop Charts. Watching the Sky spawned global smash “Coming Home,” which climbed to #1 on the AIRcharts and went double platinum in Australia while taking over radio charts across Europe and Mexico. The song debuted on US television on the TODAY Show and was featured in American Ninja WarriorAmerican Idol, Champions, and Lionsgate’s hit feature length animated film Early Man.

The band exploded onto the global stage with the massive success of 2015’s “Geronimo” – the RIAA Certified Double Platinum lead single from the band’s debut album Bombs Away. The song rose all the way to #53 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Top 5 at AAA and landed them on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Today Show, and The Talk. Sheppard have also become mainstays on the festival circuit across the globe, performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Summer Sonic, Rock in Rio, Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, and many more to date.

Sheppard will perform “On My Way” at Eurovision – Australia Decides alongside Australia’s top talents to battle it out to become Australia’s 2019 Eurovision entry on February 9th as they continue their run as Australia’s royal family of pop.

Check out “On My Way” now and be sure to keep your eyes on www.wearesheppard.com for the most up to date information!

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ALISON WONDERLAND x NEW MUSIC VIDEO

With less than three weeks to go until the release of Alison Wonderland’s new album, AWAKE, comes the ambient single High; featuring Ohio rapper Trippie Redd. The track is accompanied by a mood-enhancing video featuring Wonderland and Trippie Redd and animation by Jayme Lemperle and Evan Red Borja. It was self-directed by Alison Wonderland, with cinematography from Jeffrey Zoss. View HERE.
Wonderland said, “It was a real pleasure to work with Trippie. It is important to vibe with an artist before we collaborate. When he heard this song, it was very organic, and he jumped in the booth and we walked out feeling that we had something special. I felt like this song had a certain spirit and wanted people to feel like they were going on a journey with us….just like when watching the music video.”

Fatboy Slim vs Australia Remix EP Out Now

Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his newest release: a remix EP aptly titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia,available today for purchase and streaming HERE via Astralwerks. To celebrate the release, international cricketer Shane Warne has starred in a tongue in cheek infomercial which acts as a track-by-track for the remix EP. Watch ‘The Infomercial’ starring Shane Warne HERE.

Fatboy Slim vs Australia features Australia’s finest electronic acts, including The Kite String Tangle, who take on the 1999 #1 hit “Praise You.” Watch the video for single “Praise You” HERE. Fresh off releasing his debut album, ARIA-nominated album, Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle brings his electronic prowess to the table on this mix; taking on the bones of the track and adding his own beats and samples. The sonic architect’s intricate beat-making build to the anthemic hook, propelling the track into a realm of its own. The results are a dance driven, punchy remix, refreshing the #1 dance hit for a new generation of listeners.

Danny Harley said “Fatboy Slim is an untouchable artist and “Praise You” is one of his seminal works. I really can’t imagine the current music landscape without this artist or this song and so to get to put my own touch on it was a humbling experience.”

Alongside TKST, other artists to feature on the release include Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (also a 2017 ARIA award winner as a member of PNAU), Carmada and LO’99, each tackling hits like “Weapon of Choice” and “Right Here, Right Now” from the GRAMMY Award winning artist.

Reg Mombassa, of Mental As Anything and Mambo fame, has created a uniquely Aussie album art to accompany the release.

FATBOY SLIM

FATBOY SLIM ANNOUNCES REMIX EP

FATBOY SLIM VS AUSTRALIA

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON DECEMBER 29

 

Single “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix) Video Out Now

 

Remix EP Set For Release On January 19 Via Astralwerks

Download Hi-Res Artwork & Photo Here

 

Listen to “Praise You” Here:

http://Fatboyslim.lnk.to/praiseyoukiteremix

Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia,and today reveals his first face off with one of Australia’s finest electronic acts The Kite String Tangle, taking on the 1999 #1 hit “Praise You.” Fatboy Slim vs Australia is set for release on January 19 and will be available for pre-order on December 29 via Astralwerks. Watch the video for single “Praise You” HERE.

 

 

Fresh off releasing his debut album, ARIA-nominated album, Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle brings his electronic prowess to the table on this mix; taking on the bones of the track and adding his own beats and samples. The sonic architect’s intricate beat-making build to the anthemic hook, propelling the track into a realm of its own. The results are a dance driven, punchy remix, refreshing the #1 dance hit for a new generation of listeners. 

 


Listen To “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix)

Danny Harley said “Fatboy Slim is an untouchable artist and “Praise You” is one of his seminal works. I really can’t imagine the current music landscape without this artist or this song and so to get to put my own touch on it was a humbling experience.”

 

Alongside TKST, other artists to feature on the release include Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (also a 2017 ARIA award winner as a member of PNAU), Carmada and LO’99, each tackling hits like “Weapon of Choice” and “Right Here, Right Now”from the GRAMMY Award winning artist.

 

Reg Mombassa, of Mental As Anything and Mambo fame, has created a uniquely Aussie album art to accompany the release.

 

With the 20-year anniversary of critically acclaimed album “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby” coming in 2018, this re-work of his most popular hits comes at the perfect time, giving Fatboy Slim fans new and old a chance to enjoy the tracks that made him a household name.

 

Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released worldwide on January 19th through Astralwerks, coinciding with Fatboy’s run of festival headline dates around Australia with Electric Gardens.

 

Fatboy Slim vs Australia Tracklist:


1.                  “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix)

2.                  “Sunset [Bird of Prey]” (The Aston Shuffle Remix)

3.                  “Star 69” (Lo’99 Remix)

4.                  “The Rockafeller Skank” (Sam La More Remix)

5.                  “Weapon Of Choice” (Set Mo Remix)

6.                  “Right Here, Right Now” (Carmada Remix)


 

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