K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN joined forces with the English singer Anne-Marie for a new version of their single “_WORLD (Feat. Anne-Marie),” released at midnight ET.
“_WORLD” is the lead single from SEVENTEEN’s latest album SECTOR 17 released on July 18. Amplified by Anne-Marie’s plain-spoken vocals, the new version of the urban R&B track endearingly delivers the sentiment of hope and excitement in entering a ‘new world’ built for ‘you and me.’ The underbar that prefaces the title asks the listener to also imagine and define their own ideal world.
SECTOR 17 scored SEVENTEEN’s highest charting on the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 4. Like many of their previous hits, the band’s main producer and leader of their vocal unit WOOZI took part in producing the album as well as the lead single “_WORLD,” credited for both its lyrics and composition.
SEVENTEEN are currently touring across North America for their headline tour ‘BE THE SUN.’ After their action-packed shows in Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Worth and Chicago, the K-pop supergroup will bring their must-see show to Washington DC next. Shows in Atlanta, Belmont Park, Toronto and Newark are set to follow.
In addition to chart records, a world tour and a global collaboration, the 13-piece act continues to blaze through multiple milestones with three nods for the MTV Video Music Awards slated for this weekend. SEVENTEEN are nominated for Best New Artist, Best K-Pop and PUSH Performance of the Year.
Robots have been given the gift of human creativity.
Artist Agnieszka Pilat is currently out West at the headquarters of Agility Robotics, where she has made a new friend with the humanoid robot DIGIT, and started a series of paintings with him that will be included in her upcoming show, ROBOTa.
“This is the era of the new, intelligent machine,” says Agnieszka.“The works created by DIGIT are full of mistakes. This innocence in mark-making gives them a sense of spontaneity, like children playing with crayons.”
Agnieszka is no stranger to painting with robots. She has worked closely with Boston Dynamics‘ SPOT, selling one piece created by the robot canine for $40,000 during a fundraiser to benefit Ukrainian refugees. The pieces with DIGIT and SPOT will be featured in Agnieszka‘s upcoming fall show at the gallery Modernism in San Francisco.
Agnieszka’s Talking Points:
This is the era of the new, intelligent machine. This is not a printer – an enhancement of a human hand, or a camera lens – an amplified human eye. The new machine is close to man’s nature – interested in the sublime, the essence of what it means to be human. It’s slow and curious and playful. Unlike clean, perfect classical machine esthetics, new machine esthetics are fraud with errors and imperfections.
If a human is the ideal – then robots strive to imitate their human creators. We are the parents to the machine – and intelligent machines like proper children believe in their naivete, that they can someday surpass their creators.
The new machine is close to man’s nature – interested in the sublime, the essence of what it means to be human. It’s slow and curious and playful. Unlike clean, perfect classical machine esthetics, new machine esthetics are fraud with errors and imperfections.
Agnieszka Pilat Bio:
Polish born artist, Agnieszka Pilat studied painting and illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She is an award-winning artist and her works can be found in public and private collections in the United States, Poland, and Canada. Pilat currently lives and maintains a full time studio in San Francisco and is represented by numerous galleries throughout the United States and has exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Last night, Grammy Award winning artist and entrepreneur Ciaraand co-founder of Ten To One Caribbean RumMarc Farrell celebrated at the Gathering Spot in Los Angeles, CA. The occasion marked the exciting announcement that Pronghorn has invested in Ten To One Rum marking the first of 57 investments in Black-owned spirit brands that they will make over the next 10 years. Pronghorn’s goal is to cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and founders within the spirits industry, and this investment marks the first of 57. Visit HERE to learn more.
Pronghorn founders,Dia Simms (former CEO, Combs Enterprises and founder of Lobos 1707 Tequila with Lebron James), Erin Harris (former Senior Vice President, Combs Enterprises) and Dan Sanborn(President, WheelHouse Labs) joined Ciara and Marc on stage to toast this monumental occasion. Guests includingJason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton),Lolo Spencer (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and more, enjoyed Ten to One specialty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and beats by DJ MOS.
The three-hour, coast-to-coast live telecast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12 and begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.
“Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” Thompson said. “Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favorite shows.”
Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Live Events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said, “Kenan is well-regarded as one of funniest, likeable and accomplished performers of the last two decades and his tenure on ‘Saturday Night Live’ speaks for itself. We know he’ll bring an excitement and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves.”
Kenan Thompson is an award-winning actor, comedian and producer, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” This fall he will enter his 20th season on the iconic late-night series as the longest-running cast member.
A six-time Emmy Award nominee, Thompson received two nominations in 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his comedy series “Kenan” and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “SNL.” He previously received two Emmy nominations in 2018 and 2020 in the supporting actor category for his work on “SNL.” Thompson won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2018 for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack,” and received a nomination in the same category in 2017 for co-writing “Last Christmas” from the popular “Jingle Barack” “SNL” music video. He will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August.
Thompson has made numerous contributions to “SNL” with his slew of hilarious impressions that include Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and by playing memorable characters such as DJ Dynasty Handbag, the scathingly fierce co-host of “Deep House Dish,” “Weekend Update” correspondent Jean K. Jean, “Black Jeopardy” host Darnell Hayes and Diondre Cole, the disruptive singing talk show host on the wildly popular sketch “What Up With That.”
He recently appeared in season two of HBO Max’s “That Damn Michael Che” and Prime Video’s “The Kids in the Hall.”
For two seasons, Thompson executive produced and starred as the title character in the NBC comedy series “Kenan.” He served as producer and judge alongside Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and Amanda Seales on NBC’s comedy competition series “Bring the Funny.” He also served as an executive producer on Nickelodeon’s 2019 “All That” reboot.
A native of Atlanta, Thompson made his television debut as an original cast member of Nickelodeon’s all-kid sketch comedy series “All That.” He and Kel Mitchell debuted on the wildly popular spinoff “Kenan and Kel” in 1996.
His past projects include Paramount’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Disney+’s “Home Sweet Home Alone,” Netflix’s Adam Sandler film “Hubie Halloween,” starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in “Snakes on a Plane,” “Wieners” and “The Magic of Belle Isle” with Morgan Freeman. Other film credits include “Fat Albert,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Good Burger,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Brother Nature, “Heavyweights,” “My Boss’s Daughter,” “Barbershop 2,” “Going in Style” and “They Came Together.” He also had a recurring role on the WB’s “Felicity.”
Thompson showcased his voice talents as Bricklebaum in “The Grinch,” which made history as the #1 Christmas movie of all time. Thompson has also lent his voice to the animated films “Trolls World Tour,” “Wonder Park,” “The Smurfs,” “The Smurfs 2” and “Space Chimps,” the television series “Sit Down, Shut Up” and the Kobe Bryant/LeBron James Nike puppet campaign during the 2009 NBA playoffs. He was the voice of Austin “Impresario” Sullivan in the Hulu animated series “The Awesomes” and Riff in the film “Rock Dog.”
A week prior to the telecast, the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take over two consecutive nights on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.
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Electronic music supergroup, Swedish House Mafia, announces their first-ever North American nightlife residency with Wynn Nightlife at the world-renowned Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas. Beginning Aug. 20, the trio of Swedish DJs comprised of Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axel “Axwell” Hedfors will bring their award-winning music to the unique nightlife setting for two years.
“We love going from arenas to clubs, from huge epic raves to intimate club shows and then back into the arena,” said Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia. “That balance is really important to us and our fans. We’re happy to bring this balance to Vegas with Wynn.”
To complement Swedish House Mafia’s powerhouse performances, Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub will enhance its audio-visual production to offer guests an immersive and captivating experience. Each venue will feature a customized stage design, curated LED displays, pyrotechnics, cryogenics and more.
“This residency is something special and is a testament to Wynn Nightlife’s commitment to offering best-in-class entertainment,” said Ryan Jones, assistant vice president of Wynn Nightlife. “We’re excited to partner with Swedish House Mafia and give their fanbase an opportunity to see them perform in a more intimate nightclub setting.”
The multi-platinum and Grammy Award nominated artists are recognized as pioneers of the electronic music scene with a portfolio of chart-topping anthemic hits including “Don’t You Worry Child,” “One,” and “Save The World.” Following a farewell tour and hiatus from the music scene, Swedish House Mafia have returned with new music, a new global tour, and a new nightlife residency. The legendary trio’s most recent album “Paradise Again” debuted in April 2022 and secured a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Album Chart.
Swedish House Mafia’s scheduled dates for 2022 include Saturday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 3 at XS Nightclub. Show dates for 2023 will be announced in the future.
In 2008, a trio of individual artists, DJs, and producers united to unassumingly break every rule in electronic music. Ensconced in flames, Swedish House Mafia—Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell—infused house music with swaggering hip-hop beat-craft, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and big screen-worthy grandeur brought to life on stage with one legendary live show after another. Ushering dance music culture out of the warehouses and clubs and into arenas and stadiums on an unrivaled scale, it would be nearly impossible to imagine how the genre might’ve shaken out without them. They became the first electronic act to headline (and sell out) Madison Square Garden in 2011 and the first to grace the main stage at Coachella in 2012. They garnered two consecutive GRAMMY® nominations in the category of “Best Dance Recording” for the platinum “Save the World” in 2012 and quintuple-platinum Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Don’t You Worry Child” in 2013. Rolling Stone described their meteoric rise as “redefining rave culture,“ and NME christened them “the rockstars of the dance music world.” The marathon record-breaking One Last Tour paved the way for a five-year break before they returned as surprise headliners of Ultra Music Festival’s 20th anniversary in 2018. Following the Save The World Reunion Tour a year later, this holy trinity of electronic music gods focused on the one thing they hadn’t done yet, making their 2022 full-length debut album Paradise Again [Republic Records]. Their return was announced with the cover of Billboard and garnered immediate press and a late-night television performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon followed with a trending hit “A Moth To A Flame” featuring The Weeknd.
About Wynn Nightlife
Wynn Nightlife consists of the award-winning dayclub and nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas, the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. The resort is home to the Las Vegas Strip’s most luxurious nightlife venues, XS and Encore Beach Club at Night, as well as the acclaimed dayclub, Encore Beach Club. Recently added to the portfolio, Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium offers guests the first of its kind in stadium entertainment. Combined, the venues feature a roster of today’s most in-demand artists.
XS Nightclub, one of the most renowned nightlife venues in the world, has continuously been named the top grossing nightclub in the U.S. by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list, and was the first venue to ever achieve the honor five times. The 40,000 square-foot mega-club features state-of-the-art technology and more than 10,000 individual light sources which illuminate the venue complementing the intricate décor, large circular dance floor and 170 luxe VIP tables and outdoor cabanas.
At Encore Beach Club, guests can enjoy 55,000 square feet of tropical oasis, including three tiered pools, 40-foot palm trees, 36 private bungalows and cabanas, plush daybeds, a showcase DJ booth and top-of-the-line audio system. Once the sun goes down, Encore Beach Club at Night is home to popular seasonal pool parties.
About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and in 2021 was once again honored on FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for the thirteenth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 194,000 square feet of casino space, 20 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities, such as the recently renovated Wynn Golf Club and 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course.
As part of the experience, T-Mobile will provide fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes content both on the ground and in the sky, with the first-ever VERZUZ drone cam. Corona will host a special lounge for VIPs, celebrities, and influencers to enjoy the evening’s vibrant celebration of Latin music, the perfect embodiment of La Vida Mas Fina. The MLB house is sure to be an immersive experience and the hub of content for the weekend’s activities. Fans may watch on VERZUZTV, TRILLER, FITE, and MLB.com and MLB.tv
VERZUZ continues to dominate the conversation. OmarionvzMario popped off as one of the biggest battles yet in the illustrious history of the series! It ignited social media, and the blaze continues to burn with countless memes still till this very day. However, the numbers speak for themselves with a staggering 5.1 million viewers, 725,000 peak concurrent viewers, and 6.9 million comments across all platforms while trending all over social media!
It just paves the way for another banner year for VERZUZ.
Get ready for more soon.
VERZUZhas exceeded one milestone after another. Among its biggest battles, Jeezy vs. Gucci Mane racked up nearly 10 million total views with 1.8 million live viewers, while Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole surpassed more than 8.1 live viewers tuned in across all platforms. Speaking to its cultural relevance, Vice President Kamala Harrisstopped by the Brandy vs. Monica battle in advance of the 2020 Presidential Election, and Stacy Abrams appeared during Jeezy vs. Gucci Mane prior to the Georgia State Senate Runoff election. The series has also been featured by dozens of TV shows and landed on magazine covers, includingBillboard.
Be on the lookout for VERZUZ to keep making history.
BravoCon three-day tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 15 at 12PM ET/9AM PT, available at HERE. Experiences range from General Admission to VIP and SVIP.
BravoCon will return bigger than ever, with more than 100 Bravolebrities confirmed to attend the larger-than-life, three-day weekend. Featuring more than 60 live events, BravoCon will celebrate the network’s top series including the “Below Deck” franchise, “Family Karma,” “Married to Medicine,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “Southern Charm,” “Summer House,” “The Real Housewives” franchise, “Vanderpump Rules” and “Winter House.” Check out who’s confirmed to attend so far here, with more Bravolebrities to be announced soon.
BravoCon’s star-studded events, exclusive panels and interactive experiences will take place from Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16 at the Javits Center(429 11th Avenue) in New York City. Lay’s and State Farm® will return to BravoCon.
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” will host five episodes during the packed three-day weekend, including the first-ever WWHL Presents: Andy’s Legends Ball – a night that honors the most iconic, jaw-dropping moments and talent throughout Bravo history! “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” shows will film at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom(311 West 34th Street).
This year, Bravo will deliver even more exclusive iconic Bravolebrity celebrations including a massive Bravo Bazaar shopping experience – double in size to its predecessor, intimate VIP talent experiences, brand-new immersive activations, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Back by popular demand, BravoCon will also feature various cast & executive producer panels from Bravo’s biggest shows, interactive photo opportunities, and exclusive sneak-peek screenings of upcoming highly anticipated series.
Bravo Insiders will receive special offers and perks. Sign up today for free to get in on the fabulous benefits plus access full event coverage.
Three-day passes for the first-ever BravoCon in 2019 sold out in 60 seconds. For a look back at the first BravoCon, visit HERE.
Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit HERE.
Prepared for a fun performance, Plies arrived around 4:30 p.m. wearing a patterned button-up shirt, shades and a bucket hat while decked out in bling. Sipping on Clase Azul and Casamigos Resposado, he put on an energetic show including some of his biggest hits such as “Becky,” “Shawty” and “Hypnotized.” Afterwards, Plies enjoyed the afternoon with his friends and family, while also mingling with NFL stars James Conner and Tyler Boyd.
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, DAYLIGHT Beach Club is the place to be for a luxuriously entertaining pool experience with its 50,000-square-foot space including a 4,400-square-foot main pool and two additional private pools for cabana guests. DAYLIGHT is also open from 10 p.m. to close on Saturday nights for its popular “DAYLIGHT at Night” parties. For more information, including special event pricing or to make reservations, please visit HERE
About DAYLIGHT Beach Club
Spanning 50,000 square feet at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, DAYLIGHT Beach Club offers a picturesque resort beach club experience with a massive main pool as well as two private pools for cabana guests. For an elevated beach club experience, DAYLIGHT offers daybeds, banquettes and bungalows, available with reservations. DAYLIGHT’s exceptional hand-crafted cocktails, poolside bites and VIP bottle service come together with a stellar roster of international DJs and performing artists. DAYLIGHT is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday as well as 10 p.m. to close on Saturday nights for “DAYLIGHT at Night.” More information is on the website at www.daylightvegas.com as well as on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
NFT-VIP is hosting its inaugural conference in the tech space to network their businesses, advance knowledge and engage intimately. In the recent past, similar NFT meetups have been held in multiple cities across America: Miami, New York City and Los Angeles. This year, NFT-VIP will be holding its series at Margaritaville Resort Time Square, June 19 – 22. 360 MAGAZINE serves as the official media sponsor of the episode.
As a rapidly growing digital industry, NFT-VIP has become a popular way for people to trade outside the conventional financial system. It continues to stimulate the development of a virtual economy based on digital strengths in various forms: music, art and fashion.
The NFT-VIP festival was fabricated with the unique digital identifier enthusiast in mind, providing a golden opportunity to intensify transmissions and interrelations. The number of leading brands and celebrities involved in this field is increasing exponentially with the world’s first and largest crypto collectibles market—OpenSea. With that, 360 MAGAZINE has minted and released a loveable Animal set.
As a media partner, 360 MAGAZINE aims to liaise between NFT-VIP participants and disadvantaged business enterprises. 360 is determined to spread the word on NFT-VIP to countless cohorts: the elderly, women, racialized groups and the queer community. “We now coexist in a multi-generational society with multi-racial people who have multi-educational backgrounds and who possess multi-hyphen lifestyles. Our purpose here is to create an environment of inclusiveness and to further facilitate sustainable relationships beyond the metaverse,” Lowery shares.
According to Wikipedia, non-fungible token is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, a form of distributed ledger. The ownership of an NFT is recorded in the blockchain, and can be transferred by the owner, allowing NFTs to be sold and traded.
Multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend today debuted the latest single from his forthcoming album, “Honey,” featuring Muni Long. Sexy and silky with elements of R&B, pop and jazz woven throughout, the track is available to stream/download HERE. Watch the accompanying lyric video HERE.
“Honey” was produced by Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Lindgren and Tommy Brown, with Legend and Long serving as co-writers on the track along with Melanie Joy Fontana, HARV, Gregory Heinn, Lindgren, Franks, Tedder and Brown. While Long and Legend previously worked together as songwriters, “Honey” is their first collaboration as recording artists.
One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in the R&B/hip-hop landscape today, Long is currently dominating Urban and Rhythm radio with her #1, platinum breakthrough smash “Hrs And Hrs.” Before breaking out as a solo artist, she spent the last decade behind the scenes co-writing hits for other artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
“Honey” is the second track from Legend’s forthcoming album following the project’s lead single “Dope” featuring rapper J.I.D. Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Christian Breslauer, HERE.
Legend will return to Las Vegas for the second leg of his critically acclaimed residency, “Love in Las Vegas,” with shows running from August 5 through 20 and October 14 through 29.