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Berlin's Making the Cut contestant Esther Perbandt covers the 360 MAGAZINE, shot by Vaughn Lowery.

Esther Perbandt



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Esther Perbandt has to be one of the most dynamic fashionistas of the modern day. Dressed in all black like the omen, she breathes fire into anyone in her line of sight. In fact, It’s one of the reasons why we all fell in love with her on Making The Cut. Recently, we literally bumped into her during a recent trip to Berlin. She’s an impressionable soul who breathes new life into someone who has been depleted by the daily grind or trauma. She moves like water, taking on the shape of whatever space she fills. “I would never have applied to the show because it’s really commercial,” Esther says of how she got on Making The Cut, “I was known in Berlin for being the arty Esther doing big fashion shows and theater. The word commercial was a no-go for me.” “When I read it (the invitation), I was like no way, not me,” luckily she didn’t answer right away, “but then I said: ‘Esther If you think twice, this is exactly what you need. Finally, the international attention.’ I was working my ass off at the time but it wasn’t really working.” The Queen of Black may not have won her Amazon Prime contest for a million dollars, but she’s certainly gained a million fans across the globe. Her supportive nature, loyalty, and tenacity have led to numerous collaborations, including the first-ever jewelry capsule with Adidas.

She admits that she isn’t as sustainable as she had hoped to be as a designer, but at least she is aware of her shortcomings. She does, however, state that she will drive two hours for locally sourced materials such as zippers made in Germany. “I have the goal to become sustainable or maybe 100% sustainable in ten years,” Esther states, “the vision of my brand in ten years is very digital, so I’m playing a lot with digital fashion…and also using it as a tool to become more sustainable.”

You’d have to be a fool to believe that this unpolished, meticulously engineered black diamond won’t have her moment to shine. Someone who has struggled on her path to success will eventually prosper. “People love to invite me to speak because I’m very honest,” Esther admits, “I talk about how bad it was sometimes that I was sleeping on the floor because I had to rent my apartment to get some money in, or how I had to take out large bank loans that I was almost unable to repay. But this is the life of a designer, and it was a decision. And it was also a decision not to have a family because I knew this job would be 24/7, and I wanted it and still want it.” Her passion for fashion, and meticulous attention to detail, combined with her monochromatic ensembles accented with gold accessories, will keep her on top. It is the reason why we celebrate her. Why we adore her. And how she takes on tasks at the drop of a hat – two collections per year, countless magazine covers, and speaking engagements in addition to Vogue editorials. Esther also held a solo exhibition of her artworks last year. “All of them were inspired by my collection. I used the same techniques and the same materials, but just created some 3D sculptures which you can put on the wall,” She explains. “I can’t focus solely on fashion for 365 days a year; I need some distractions,” Esther confesses. “So this art is part of it, and I’m hoping that this distraction will get me back into fashion, which is exactly what happened.” With so much talent at her disposal, she will stand the test of time, strangling fast fashion with her bare hands, just like her Avant trademarks. Her heart and keen ability to visually tell a story is what will propel her career forward.

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Cassina and Virgil Abloh

Cassina x Virgil Abloh

As of late, Cassina, a pioneer in Italian furniture and design, revealed a collection designed by Virgil Abloh. At first glance, patrons might not view this selection of building blocks as furniture, but the duality of these crate shaped fixtures says otherwise. The art pieces are meant to adapt to the space around them. Displayed as a simple nightstand or merged together to create a modern bench, the utility of these boxes are dynamic. 

Cassina showcased this assortment at their location in West Hollywood. Guests were thrown off by the fitments, but after testing the product, they proved to be pretty snug. Attendees also had the honor of hearing from Cassina’s CEO Luca Fuso who had a lot to say about their vision. Fuso explained how the company and late designer intended for an industrial look suitable for a home or office setting.  

Abloh’s inspiration derived from a subwoofer used as a seating arrangement. It represented the interior decor from the community he grew up in. A place where music and comfort were brought together as one. 

As per its name, Modular Imagination, the furniture was supposed to depict an ambiguous look where it could be placed off to the side by itself, or act as an additional section. You can purchase this item in all Cassina stores ranging from $2,115 to $3,295 depending on the single or double variations.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer known to be one of the most creative individuals of this generation, and for starting one of the most influential brands titled Off-white. Raised in a small town in Illinois, Abloh had the artistic ability ingrained in him. He learned how to sew from his mother who was a seamstress, and his father taught him about color palettes. After graduating with his degree in architecture, the young artist took up an internship at Fendi alongside rapper Kanye West. 

Working with the infamous rapper, Abloh started receiving a lot more attention. In 2018 he founded his luxury fashion house Off-white. This was the first step to his main-stream success. The young creative was collaborating with brands like IKEA, Nike, and much more. In 2018, he was given the crown to take creative direction of the most luxurious brand in the world, Louis Vuitton. It is safe to say he was an inspiration to all age groups, and an imperative for moving fashion forward. 

Narcissist Seeks Similar by Harland Miller VIA 360 MAGAZINE.

Best of British

FIRST COMBINED SALE FOR FORUM & DREWEATTS AUCTIONEERS CELEBRATES EVERYTHING BRITISH

Dreweatts and Forum Auctions are excited to announce a new slot in their auction calendar titled The British Salewhich will take place onTuesday December 13, 2022. The sister companies will showcase artworks by prominent Modern & Contemporary British artists, alongside limited-edition prints and multiples. The auction has been curated to offer both seasoned and new collectors an opportunity to acquire pieces from the second half of the 20th Century, through to more current works by popular British contemporary artists, such as Bridget Riley, Damian Hirst, David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Harland Miller, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Chris Levine. The sale was devised to celebrate all things British and to service the increasing global interest in British artists. Estimates for the works range from £250 up to £150,000 and are guaranteed to reach their recipients in time for Christmas! 

The Complete Set of Five Empresses by Damien Hirst via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Complete Set of Five Empresses by Damien Hirst via 360 MAGAZINE.

Among the highlights are three hand finished etchings by Yorkshire artist and writer Harland Miller (b.1964). The artworks are Miller’s iconic Penguin prints created after vintage book covers from the Penguin publishing house. One of the three, a woodcut print in a striking bright pink is from an edition of 50 and dates from 2021. Signed and dated, it carries an estimate of £45,000-£55,000 (Lot 93).

The sale will offer four lithographs by one of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975). Recognised predominantly for her Modernist sculpture, Hepworth also produced spectacular graphic works on paper, which included etchings and lithographs such as these. One of the highlights titled Sea Forms while abstract, will have been inspired by the landscape around Hepworth, while living with her artist husband Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), on the Cornish coast. This dynamic work dates from 1969, is signed by the artist and is numbered from the edition of 60. It carries an estimate of £3,500-£4,000 (Lot 12). 

The full set of five Empresses by controversial artist Damien Hirst (b.1965) is among several works by the artist in the sale. The prints, created in a vibrant red feature spiral patterns made up of one of

Bad Meaning Good by Banksy VIA 360 MAGAZINE.
Bad Meaning Good by Banksy VIA 360 MAGAZINE.

Hirst’s most well-known motifs – the butterfly. The butterflies are arranged on laminated giclée panels to form patterns, the material helping to create the illusion of the butterflies in flight, with a glitter effect adding to the sense of movement. Dating from 2022, the work is signed and numbered and carries an estimate of £20,000-£25,000 (Lot 104).

There are several artworks by graffiti artist Banksy (b.1974) in the sale, including one from the edition of four of the Bad Meaning Good album covers that he designed for the Bad Meaning Good music compilations between 2002 and 2003. The albums featured various artists and varying genres of music and were released in vinyl and CD formats. This particular work is from the Bad Meaning Good Volume 1 album, which consisted of tracks chosen by British DJ and music producer, Skitz. The painting in spray paint and emulsion on canvas portrays a stencilled black and white machine gun wearing oversized trainers in an almost comical way, detracting from the violent image of the machine gun and what it represents. An orange cross can be seen in the background, one of many symbols of Banksy’s anti-establishment statements about authority and control. Created in 2002 it is estimated to fetch £120,000-£150,000 (Lot 123). 

Works by another popular British graffiti artist included in the sale is Stik (b. 1979), with two lots by the artist on offer. Holding Hands is a set of five lithographs featuring stick men/women holding hands. It is printed in bold colours, with each signed by the artist in black felt-tip pen on paper. The set carries an estimate of £4,000-£6,000 (Lot 120).

Untitled (Elongated Triangles 6) by Bridget Riley VIA 360 MAGAZINE.
Untitled (Elongated Triangles 6) by Bridget Riley VIA 360 MAGAZINE.

Among three works by British artist Bridget Riley CH CBE (b. 1931) is a screen print (Untitled, elongated triangles 6). The work is typical of her popular op art style of creating visual artworks that give onlookers a sense of illusion and movement, with oscillating patterns. Created in bold colours, this spectacular work was produced in 1971 and is signed, dated and numbered from an edition of 75. It carries an estimate of £6,000-£8,000 (Lot 720). 

One of six works by revered British artist David Hockney (b.1937) is an early etching with aquatint titled Fires of Furious Desire inspired by the poem: ‘O Flames of Furious Desire’ by William Blake. Dating from 1961 it is from an edition of 75 and is signed and dated. It carries an estimate of £5,000-£7,000 (Lot 61).

Fires of Furious Desire by David Hockney VIA 360 MAGAZINE.
Fires of Furious Desire by David Hockney VIA 360 MAGAZINE.

Home Workers and Key Workers is a ceramic set of figures by contemporary artist Grayson Perry (b.1960), famed for his creations that explore identity. Perry designed the Staffordshire figures as part of his ‘Art Club Series 2’ and are models of the exhibition works in Bristol Museum. From an edition of 200 and stamped with the Staffordshire pottery mark, the set has an estimate of £3,000-£5,000 (Lot 116). (Illustrated below)

Home Workers and Key Workers by Grayson Perry via 360 MAGAZINE.
Home Workers and Key Workers by Grayson Perry via 360 MAGAZINE.

About Dreweatts

Dreweatts auctioneers was established in 1759 and is one of the foremost auction houses in the UK. It comprises 22 specialist departments ranging from Fine Art (Old Master Paintings, British & European Pictures, Modern & Contemporary art), Jewellery and Watches, Silver, Wine, Books and Manuscripts, British & European Ceramics & Glass, Decorative Arts & Modern Design, Ephemera, Furniture, House Sales & Collections, Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments, Asian Ceramics and Works of Art and Live Steam and Model Engineering. It holds regular specialist sales from a highly-qualified expert team, totalling more than 70 sales per year including curated Interiors sales, single owner collections and house sales.

Dreweatts is a member of the Gurr Johns group of international art advisory businesses. Its’ main saleroom is Donnington Priory in Newbury, Berkshire. It has a London showroom on Pall Mall, St James’s and caters to a global clientele.

As well as auctions, the company offers valuation services for private individuals, lawyers, executors, family offices and fiduciary agents to provide the necessary advice to assist with probate and estate management and market valuations, for possible sale. Dreweatts valuation services include free online auction valuations, virtual valuations, home visits and valuation days at our salerooms, where clients can receive advice on buying and selling from Dreweatts market-leading specialists. 

About Forum Auctions

Established in 2016 Forum Auctions is London’s specialist auction house for Works on Paper. With market leading capabilities across all genres of 20th and 21st century Prints and Editions the firm is equally focussed on serving collectors of antiquarian and 20thcentury books, manuscripts, maps and Old Master prints and drawings.  

Located in Battersea Forum holds a busy calendar of both Live and Timed Online auctions and is pleased to again be welcoming bidders in person following that past 2 years of lockdowns. Forum’s recent merger into the Gurr Johns group complements the range of specialisms offered by sister company Dreweatts 1759.

Israeli Artist Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.

Eva Lanska

Live and Breathe the Film Industry: Israeli’s Star Artist Eva Lanska’s take on the Film Industry and NFT Spaces

The NFT space is a haven for art lovers and artists all over the world. Our recent conversation with the Israeli star Eva Lanska provides an intimate understanding of her experience in the NFT space and the film industry. Being an Israeli film director and artist,  she sells and promotes her work in the NFT space while also working as a film director in her Tel Aviv studio. Eva claims that film direction and art have been her passions since the age of seven, but it has taken her twenty years to realize her dream. She discusses her struggles as a female director and artist, highlighting the challenges she has faced in the industry. “Art, film, this is what we choose, these are our lives, one day the door will open and we will become who we want to be, and we will take our place,” she encourages women in the industry. Eva reveals that she does not come from an influential family of Hollywood personalities and as such, she has had to work her way into the Hollywood family.

The story behind the exceptional woman reveals the reality in Hollywood. “If you do not come from a famous Hollywood family, you have to work extra hard to get noticed in the industry…because the Hollywood inner circle is a very small, closely knit family,” Eva states. “Before getting noticed, one has to live and breathe Hollywood,” she confesses. We all admire the stunning Israeli artist for navigating the difficult path into Hollywood’s inner circle. “Talent is simply not enough, knowledge is not enough; you must become one with the community,” Eva says, possibly the most candid advice she has for people trying to make it in the entertainment industry.

The conversation quickly shifts to the NFT space and what it means to artists around the world. Eva describes the NFT space as a platform that offers artists the freedom of expression. At first, she finds it intimidating, particularly as a woman new to the platform. It becomes even more intimidating for her when she meets award-winning scholars, but she overcomes her fears and eventually establishes a reputable name in the industry. Eva also expresses her dissatisfaction with the platform’s marginalization of women, claiming that their projects often take longer to be approved or funded. “We can only go forward, never look back, and we are gonna go till we achieve,” she encourages women in the industry. “Stopping, giving up is not an option,” she adds, “we have to keep going and moving forward.”

Miami Art Week is a celebration and appreciation of the world’s best art collections, it is no surprise that Eva Lanska’s collection is featured. The NFT exhibition will display some of Eva’s large-scale sculptures and paintings, along with Michael Benisty, WhIsBe, Noah Becker, Lauren Baker, Maxim Zhestkov, and more, at the Bagatelle Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Photographic works from Lanska’s Gematria collection and The Existential Choice are featured exclusively at the NFT event. For the opening event, Eva collaborated with SmartMedia to produce a special limited edition (1000) NFT from her Gematria series called Gematria 596. She proudly describes this piece as a symbol of purity. Eva’s art is celebrated for the messages it conveys, she has previously used art to address gender equality and societal injustices. This event serves as a reminder of the powerful woman Eva Lanska is and how her art will leave a lasting impression on the world.

Gematria by EVA LANSKA via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gematria by EVA LANSKA via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
DOCTOR STRANGE #1 by Jed MacKay & Pasqual Ferry via 360 MAGAZINE.

DOCTOR STRANGE #1

THE MASTER OF THE MYSTIC ARTS RETURNS TO RESHAPE YOUR REALITY IN NEW DOCTOR STRANGE SERIES!

Jed MacKay and Pasqual Ferry launch a new DOCTOR STRANGE ongoing series this March

Jed MacKay’s acclaimed work on the Doctor Strange mythos has captivated readers over the past year, and this March, a thrilling new chapter begins. Spinning out of the character’s terrifying demise in Death of Doctor Strange and Clea’s time as Sorcerer Supreme in Strange comes an all-new ongoing series for Stephen Strange where he’ll resume his duties as Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts!

This time around, MacKay will be joined by superstar artist Pasqual Ferry, known for his stylish work on recent titles like Namor: Conquered Shores and Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow. These two talents have devised a grand plan for Doctor Strange centered around a shocking mystery that strikes at the very heart of Strange’s legacy and purpose. The journey that follows will harken back to the iconic hero’s psychedelic and otherworldly storytelling, taking readers to places only Strange would dare to go and introducing enemies only he could hope to defeat, including a brand-new threat that Strange shares a personal connection with. In honor of this new saga, Doctor Strange will be donning a revamped costume designed by the legendary Alex Ross, who will also be gracing the series with breathtaking covers! 

Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! But when someone else begins to issue their own dark justice on Strange’s mightiest foes, Strange embarks on an interdimensional search for answers, only to discover the culprit may be closer to home than he thinks…

“After Death of Doctor Strange, after Strange, we open the next act in our ongoing saga of the Sorcerer Supreme in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!” MacKay proclaimed. “It’s been really exciting to have the opportunity to not only continue exploring the magical side of the Marvel Universe with the inhabitants of 177A Bleecker Street, but to follow the lives of the Stranges as the last year and a half has put them through the wringer. Pasqual has been putting together a truly magical book, and I’m super psyched to show people what’s in store for Stephen and Clea Strange- and of course, we won’t be giving them any time off after recent events…”

“When I started working for Marvel, there were three comics I had always wanted to draw:Fantastic FourSpider-Man, and Doctor Strange,” Ferry said. “Why Doctor Strange? Because his stories include all the elements I love as an artist—the fantasy, science fiction, and imagination. Above all, the fact that I could look at Steve Ditko’s work as a reference really motivates me! When he drew Doctor Strange, all the utopian and imaginary sceneries were incredible. So this is a very special moment in my career, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the character is going to take us with this new narrative. I know a lot of artists, including myself, consider Doctor Strange a challenge, like there is a need to add something new to the character because it offers you that possibility. For me, Doctor Strange is a big challenge, but I embrace it.”

Enter a new reality alongside comic books’ greatest magical hero when DOCTOR STRANGE #1 hits stands in March! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

DOCTOR STRANGE #1

Written by JED MACKAY 
Art by PASQUAL FERRY 

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On Sale 3/22

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Andy Warhol exhibition at Miami Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

Andy Warhol Exhibition

TIMED ENTRY TICKETS FOR 2023 WARHOL EXHIBITION ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME DEC. 3, 10 A.M.

Ticket Packages Available Just in Time for Holiday Giving 

Blockbuster Exhibition to Feature 94 Works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” Alongside Works from the COD Permanent Art Collection, a Biographical Timeline, Silver Cloud Room, 150+ Photos Taken by Warhol.

Following the success of the summer 2021 blockbuster exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Timeless,” the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will present “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America” June 3 – Sept. 10, 2023.

The Warhol exhibition will feature 94 works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” on loan through Bank of America’s Art in our Communities® program. Aside from the Bank of America collection, which will be on display in a dedicated space in the exhibition, there will also be over 100 works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection

“Timed Entry” tickets (tickets for a specific date and time) for the 2023 Warhol exhibition go on sale to the public for the first time beginning 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3. Timed entry tickets will be available to be purchased online at Warhol2023.org or by calling the Box Office at 630.942.4000. “Anytime entry” tickets are currently available for $40, offering ticket buyers the opportunity to reserve a day to attend, and then view the exhibition at any time for that reserved date.

“Timed Entry” tickets are available for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, $25 each, and Saturdays and Sundays for $30. (The exhibit will be closed on Mondays.) $2 discounts are available for seniors, youth, and military personnel. Prices exclude service charges. There is an added $4 fee for purchasing via phone and an added $9 fee for purchasing online. These charges are waived when purchasing in-person at the MAC Box Office.

Just in time for holiday gift giving, ticket package options are also available for Warhol enthusiasts. The VIP ticket package includes a poster and a Warhol-themed tote bag for an additional $15 per ticket. The “Superstar” ticket package includes a Warhol-themed tote bag, Warhol poster, and exhibition catalog for an additional $50. Package items can be picked up when attending the exhibition, or in-person at the box office in advance.  

Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a 10% discount on regular priced tickets as well. For more information about group tickets. For more information about group tickets visit Warhol2023.org

About “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection”

Notable works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection will include Warhol’s 1980 screen-printed portrait of Joseph Beuys as well as his iconic $ (1983). Also included: more than 150 photographs by Warhol comprised of both black-and-white gelatin silver prints and color Polaroid prints featuring unidentified figures and celebrities alike. These photographs offer a rare and intimate glimpse into Warhol’s New York of the 1970’s and 80’s.  

The exhibition will encompass both the CCMA and the MAC, unfolding across roughly 11,000 square-feet of exhibition space. Educational and interactive elements will include a biographical exhibition highlighting key points in Warhol’s life and career, video installation, a Children’s Print Factory area, Studio 54 and Silver Cloud Room experiences and Central Park-inspired outdoor space, creating an immersive, multifaceted exhibition focused on the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the past century.  

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) was a central figure in the Pop Art movement that emerged in the U.S. in the early 1950s and is the most recognizable artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Warhol worked across media, including painting, sculpture, film and printmaking. Warhol’s printed multiples were central to his practice allowing him to explore the aesthetics and mechanics of mass-produced images and popular culture. Warhol’s prints also touched on other themes. Warhol’s “Endangered Species” series grew out of his concern for the environment. In 1979, with “Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century,” Warhol departed from his repeated images format to create a series of iconic images based on a single theme.

The exhibition and programming will be led by MAC Director Diana Martinez and CCMA Curator Justin Witte.

About Bank of America Art in our Communities®

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer, and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).
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About the CCMA

The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition, “Selections from Cleve Carney’s Art Collection.” In fall 2020, the gallery was expanded to a 2,500 square-foot museum. The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opened June 2021 with the highly anticipated “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” exhibition. CCMA hosts exhibitions year round and will host “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop-Works from the Bank of America Collection Summer 2023.”

Funding for CCMA is provided by the Cleve Carney Endowment Fund, which supports vital programming including artist engagement opportunities for community members and students, gallery exhibitions, artist commissions, new acquisitions and other teaching and learning tools that foster cultural enrichment in our community. More information can be found at TheCCMA.org and on social media @CleveCarneyMuseumofArt.

About the MAC

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is located at 425 Fawell Blvd., 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355. It houses three indoor performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion, plus the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and classrooms for the college’s academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 100,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. Visit AtTheMAC.org or facebook.com/AtTheMAC for more information.

About the College of DuPage Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit https://foundation.cod.edu or call 630.942.2698.

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FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR

THE FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER IS HERE! RELIVE THE BIGGEST COMIC SAGA OF THE YEAR AND UNLOCK ALL SIX IN-GAME ITEMS IN FORTNITE!

The FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER, collecting every best-selling issue of the hit series that saw the Marvel Universe collide with video game phenomenon Fortnite, is available now!

Fans who purchase the hardcover collection will get access to each in-game item in Fortnite that previously released issues unlocked, including the highly sought-after IRON MAN ZERO OUTFIT

This past year, comic fans witnessed a blockbuster crossover event between the video game phenomenon Fortnite and the Marvel Comics universe in FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR! The five-issue limited series, written by Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and drawn by artist Sergio Davila, was a mega hit packed with enormous ramifications for both universes! Now, readers can experience the series in an all-new hardcover format! Those who purchase the hardcover will also receive a download code for all six of the Fortnite in-game cosmetic items that were available to those who picked up first-print editions of the comic series.

The redeemable code will unlock the following in-game items in Fortnite:

  • Spider-Man Zero Outfit
  • Iron Man Zero Outfit
  • Zero War Loading Screen
  • Adamantium Claws Pickaxe
  • SNIKT! SNIKT! Spray
  • Stark Seven Wrap

Fans can see images of the items by visiting Marvel.com

The inhabitants of the ultimate battleground, the Island, are locked in a never-ending war — and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide: a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man, Wolverine and Shuri team up with several Fortnite fighters to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. But as the search extends from Wakanda to the Savage Land and beyond, can they find it in time to avert catastrophe? Heroes from both realities enlist in the struggle against the Imagined Order — but do they have a fighting chance of avoiding doom when Marvel’s most dangerous villain sets his sights on the Shard?

Check with your local comic shop for availability and enjoy one of the biggest comic sagas of 2022 with the all-new FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & DONALD MUSTARD

Art by SERGIO DÁVILA

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On Sale Now!

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

For more information visit marvel.com.

NNENA PMTWGR - OFFICIAL via Garcia, Genesis, RCA Records by 360 Magazine

NNENA RETURNS WITH HER NEW SINGLE “PMTWGR”

ANNOUNCED AS THE OPENER FOR RINI’S “PAST THE NAKED EYE” TOUR 

  • LISTEN HERE “PMTWGR”
  • KICKS OFF WEDNESDAY, 11/30 – BUY TICKETS HERE

Nnena returns with her new single “PMTWGR” featuring Ncognita & KT via Loud Robot/RCA Records. Heavy on soul grooves courtesy of producer Ben Oyortey Jr, the song is confident and fun, using witty rhymes to address that PMTWGR. In addition to releasing her latest single, it’s also been announced that she’s joining Rini’s “Past The Naked Eye” tour as an opener. The tour kicks off tomorrow, 11/30, and will hit cities such as Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and more – buy tickets HERE.

  • Listen to “PMTWGR” HERE and watch the visualizer, directed by Deondrae Jones HERE.

Last year, Nnena showcased her range and versatility on her EP  …Just Cause. The four-track EP features Childish MajorDaVionne and WESTSIDE BOOGIE – the latter on the standout track “Come Again.” This new project follows the release of her debut EP Bipolar AF, the first release from the partnership between Loud Robot, the record label from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and RCA Records.

Additionally, Nnena was featured on Insecure: Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 5soundtrack with her memorable single “Fun,” which is currently the second highest streamed track on the album on Spotify. This week Nnena had her late night television debut performing the track on The Late Late Show with James Corden – watch it here

An incredible writer, lyricist, rapper and vocalist, bursting with effusive energy and a massive personality, the Cleveland native, born Nnena Adigwe to Nigerian parents, credits some of her robust, descriptive storytelling impulses to her past screenwriting experience. Nnena began writing comedic sketches during college and that soon led to working on more full-fledged projects—the kinds of works that needed sound tracking. Rather than pay licensing fees, she tried her hand at making her own music.  Her music reflects her eclectic influences ranging from Otis Redding to Millie Jackson, from Queen Latifah to Miriam Makeba to Kendrick Lamar and especially  “Lauryn Hill, she molded me the most,” along with other neo-soul genre artists Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott, as well from Drake, J. Cole, to Tiwa Savage.

Nnena is currently working on her debut album; stay tuned for more music coming soon.

“Past The Naked Eye” tour dates:

11/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory Stage

12/1 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

12/4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

12/5 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

12/14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish

12/15 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

12/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex

Buy/Stream/Watch “PMTWGR”:

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PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN via 360 MAGAZINE.

PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN 

BUMPER ALLEN, INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR, LEADS ALL-STAR VOCAL CAST ON 
PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN 
(MUSIC FROM THE PEACOCK ORIGINAL SERIES)

Adam Devine’s Character From Acclaimed Fan Favorite Pitch Perfect Musical Comedy Film Series Goes Viral In Germany, 
Also Heads Up 16-Song Digital Soundtrack Accompanying Six-Episode 

Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin Streaming Series Available Now

Features Original Lead Single “Know My Name,” Penned By Ryan Tedder 

Today, UMe releases Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series) digitally. Its 16 tracks serve as the perfect digital audio companion to Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the new original six-episode Peacock series starring Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, Flula Borg, Jameela Jamil, and executive-produced by Elizabeth Banks, which premieres on the Peacock streaming service today. The digital-only album is available now in superior Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio. Click HERE to listen to or order Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series). 
 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed musical comedy film series Pitch PerfectBumper in Berlin follows the revived career trajectory of Bumper Allen (Adam Devine), who moves to Germany to capitalize on the explosive popularity of his epic TikTok mashup of a pair of indelible hits from the Eighties, “99 Luftballoons x Take On Me.” Listen to Bumper’s unique a cappella take on this pair of classics from Nena and a-ha HEREWatch a special performance of “99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Thanksgiving Day Parade Version)” by Bumper In Berlin cast members when they perform on the Peacock float in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing on Thursday, November 24, 2022, starting at 9am on NBC and streaming live on Peacock.
 

The declarative, chart-seeking ballad “Know My Name (Bumper Version),” an original Bumper in Berlin single and focus track, was written by Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and produced by Andrew DeRoberts. Other notable Bumper in Berlin cuts include 21st-century interpretations of The Police’s “Message In A Bottle” by Adam Devine; Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Devine and Flula Borg; Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” from Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, and Lera Abova; and an epic a cappella “Riff-Off Medley” with Devine, Jameela Jamil, and Flura Borg & The Giselads squaring off together on “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (The Scorpions), “Milkshake” (Kelis), “Du Hast” (Rammstein), “My Prerogative,” (Bobby Brown), “Major Tom” (Peter Schilling), and “As Long As You Love Me” (Justin Bieber).

 
PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN (MUSIC FROM THE PEACOCK ORIGINAL SERIES) [digital only]

1. Kings And Queens – Adam Devine & The Tonehangers

2. It Wasn’t Me – Adam Devine & Sarah Hyland

3. Know My Name (Bumper Version)* – Adam Devine

4. It Must Have Been Love – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, Katharina Thalback

5. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Bumper Version) – Adam Devine

6. Sing When I Want You To* – Jameela Jamil 

7. Sweet Child Of Mine – Adam Devine & Flula Borg

8. Riff-Off Medley: Rock You Like A Hurricane / Milkshake / Du Hast / My Prerogative / Major Tom / As Long As You Love Me – Adam Devine, Jameela Jamil, Flula Borg, &The Giselads

9. Where You Are* – Adam Devine

10. Barbie Girl – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova

11. Know My Name (Piano Version)* – Sarah Hyland & Adam Devine

12. Valerie – Adam Devine

13. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Gisela Version) – Jameela Jamil

14. Message In A Bottle – Adam Devine

15. Know My Name x Where You Are Mashup* – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland

16. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Thanksgiving Day Parade Version)* 

*Denotes original song

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POPEX × ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE MIAMI

POPEX ANNOUNCES NEW NFT PARTNERSHIP WITH ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE MIAMI 

  • PopEx and Cudos announces new Art House Collection NFT collaboration with Abbey Road Institute Miami 
  • Unique album created by 10 of the world’s top production teams, songwriters and performers including NBLMThe Voice of Poland winner MVRT and Grammy winning producer Julio Reyes Copello
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami using cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology 
  • Opportunity for digital asset holders to receive royalties and exclusive art from a ground breaking collaboration 
  • White list 1 December 2022; project due for public launch in the first quarter of 2023
  • Available to purchase exclusively via PopEx’s multichain platform

“This incredible project brings together the architects of some of the most iconic tracks of our generation. Together they have produced a landmark recording, created in partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami and enabled by incredible dynamic depth provided when recording for Dolby Atmos. In The Art House Collection NFT, we’ll see the combined genius of people whose work is known, respected and loved by countless millions of music fans across the world. For investors, it’s the chance to be part of the most important album this century, and to own royalties in what we believe will become a landmark in recorded music history.”Matt Bond, Founder and CEO, PopEx

PopEx is giving collectors and fans the chance to own a piece of genuine music history, in a ground-breaking new partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami. 

The project brings together a group of the most talented and influential producers, songwriters and recording artists of their generation to create a unique album, The Art House Collection NFT, which will be available exclusively as a digital collectible through the PopEx platform. Investors will be able to own a part of this seminal recording through the distribution of royalty rights for NFT owners. 

The Art House Collection NFT is being pitched as among the most celebrated album production collaborations ever, with artists and producers spanning genres, geographies and eras. Between them, the production teams involved are responsible for millions of record sales and streams running into the hundreds of billions. 

Among the top names taking part is Colombian producer and songwriter Julio Reyes Copello. Winner of three Grammy awards, and 12 Latin Grammy awards, including the 2022 ‘Producer of the Year’. He has worked with artists including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, who’s single ‘Vivir Mi Vida’ has scored over 1bn views on Youtube views and over 400 million streams on other platforms. He has also composed music for films and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

The song-writing team, NBLM, has racked up over 100 million views on YouTube with releases for labels including Universal, Sony, Spinnin’ Records, Nervous, Aftr Hrs and Warner, drawing inspiration from House, Techno, RnB, Pop and even Rock. They’ve also collaborated with Randy Jackson on some unreleased vocals forming part of the legacy of older brother Michael.

For the NFT project, NBLM has worked with artists including singer-songwriter MRVT, who won The Voice of Poland 2017 under her full name, Marta Gałuszewska. Her debut single went platinum, and she’s subsequently worked with a strong of major records labels, and collaborated with numerous international producers, songwriters and fellow artists worldwide. With the support of PopEx, MRVT is now realising the potential of the NFT world to develop the next phase of her career, as a fully independent recording artist.

The album is being recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami, a specialist training school for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers, drawing on almost 90 years of expertise developed at the original Abbey Road Studios in London. It’s being produced with sound and visual content captured in Dolby Atmos, the immersive, high-definition surround-sound technology used by cinemas worldwide. 

The Art House Collection NFT will be offered for general sale through the PopEx platform, and gives collectors the chance to have a direct, personal stake in its future success. The initial whitelisted NFTs have already sold out: following launch, 10% of royalties will be available for purchase on the open market, and tradeable before redemption. 

Musician, entrepreneur and PopEx founder, now CEO, Matt Bond, says: “This NFT is more than just a unique piece of art: it’s the start of a new movement in music creation and production. It brings together an incredible pool of talent who are pushing Dolby Atmos to the edge to create an album like never before. This new technology is here to stay: these world-beating producers are demonstrating its enormous potential for creatives at all levels, and we’re really hoping it will inspire new artists to strike while the iron’s hot. We’re also showing how NFT model we’ve developed at PopEx can support artists in building sustainable, viable careers in a challenging economic environment.”

PopEx is backed by leading names from the worlds of music, Web 3 and business, who bring their own specific skills, knowledge and networks to the development of the platform. The company was valued at $40 million pre-launch, with pre-seed funding gained from Animoca Brands, Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS: 

Matt Bond

Musician, songwriter and entrepreneur Matt Bond is no stranger to the music industry.  He is co-founder of songwriting and production collective NBLM. The collaboration has signed over 100 record deals and yielded hundreds of millions of streams through releases with Universal, Sony, Spinnin Records and many more. 

Matt Bond is also a founding member of rock band The Dirty Youth. As well as selling out many UK and European tours, they have graced stages at some of the world’s biggest festivals. The band toured with a huge array of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Status Quo, Feeder and Korn. The Dirty Youth were the first band to get signed to music brand titans Marshall Records. 

Matt founded PopEx in 2021 with a vision to create a viable, sustainable and user-friendly route to artists securing their creative sovereignty by sharing in the global opportunities represented by Web3. 

INVESTORS:

The vision for PopEx has been proven by significant venture capital backing. PopEx has concluded its seed funding round. This values the company, founded in 2021 at $40million (USD). Backers include Animoca Brands, the global leader in gamification and blockchain. The company has a portfolio of over 340 investments in its mission is to advance digital property rights and decentralised projects to help build the open metaverse. Other backers include Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Cudos, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.