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Brazillian artist Munir Hossn shares new album – Vientre

Brazillian artist Munir Hossn, an esteemed producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, shares his latest full-length album Vientre today via Jammcard Records. The brand new catalogue of tracks celebrates women across the globe, in dedication to the artist’s late mother, who unfortunately passed recently in the spring of 2021. To make the album, Munir teamed up with a cast entirely of female musicians and singers.

Vientre is a compelling new collection that evokes every emotion through the lens of various bonds that Munir has made with important women throughout his life’s journey. Amongst the most impactful, Vientre seeks to embody the strongest relationship that a human can experience, which is the relationship between a mother and a child.

Hossn shares, “The idea of making an album with and dedicated to all women became a necessity, a very special story full of mixed emotions.

As the son of a very young mother who was still discovering how to enjoy life, I spent much of my childhood with my aunts, cousins, grandmothers, teachers; great women who taught me what today is for me, the most valuable lesson in my existence: to have love towards others, towards nature and towards life itself.

While my mother was away for different reasons, I would miss her; and through her absence I learned the importance of the female figure in our lives. After having spent more than twenty years traveling the world without seeing her, the memories and all my thoughts about that relationship, which I had held from another point of view, were transformed into a set of songs that have helped me to rebuild the most beautiful parts of this story.

Throughout my life I have met incredible female instrumentalists who identified with what I was looking for in that production and tribute: Naile Sosa, a Cuban drummer who brings in her rhythm to the full heritage of Mother Africa. Luca Fumero on piano and Rita Payes on trombone, both born in Barcelona and two young and virtuous instrumentalists who represent in the album the baroque and the playful of European music. And finally, Natascha Rogers, a percussionist born in Belgium, daughter of an English mother and a Native American father, a mixture that made her a strong woman, with  the colors and sounds of nature.

As I offer all my energy and dedication through this album, my wish for you is that you feel in each melody the strength and greatness of that being who, in addition to giving us life, teaches us the origin of the feeling called love.

I dedicate this album to all the women of our planet and especially to my mother who left us on the morning of 05/10/2021. May she rest in peace and may my music always make her smile.”

Born in Brazil, Munir’s mixture between Africans, Europeans, Arabians, and Brazilian-indigenous people make him one of the most original and authentic artists of his country and the world. Just by listening to his compositions and arrangements, listeners can imagine how vast and great his journey has been through the variety of different countries and cultures.

Along with his solo compositions, Munir has also collaborated, produced, and shared projects with artists like Quincy Jones, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Didier Lockwood, Paco Sery, Concha Buika, The Global Gumbo All Stars feat. Alfredo Rodriguez, Hermeto Pascoal, Richard Bona, Roberto Mendes, Jorge Pardo, and many more.

Vientre is the premiere addition to an already astounding index of music that represents the many colors of musical flavors from around the globe, but it also may be the most personal and intimate offering yet from Munir Hossn. For all those looking to reconnect after a year of distractions and isolation, this album is meant to reflect and heal through a universal pulse.

Connect With Munir Hossn:

Instagram: @Munirhossn

Facebook: @Munirhossn

Twitter: @Munirhossn

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About Jammcard Records:

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Men’s vs. Women’s UEFA Champions League Finals

While sports in the United States are slowly beginning to return to normal, the Champions League in Europe has been in full swing since August, and next Sunday Manchester City will play Chelsea in the UEFA Men’s Champions League Final. What most of you probably don’t know, and what even most soccer players don’t know is that last Sunday the Women’s Champions League Final was held, and Barcelona’s Womens team beat Chelsea’s Women’s team 4-0.

Barcelona has a very impressive record in the Women’s Champions League with 26 games played and 26 games won. This is Barcelona’s first Champions League win, and it is well deserved. Barcelona’s Womens team went all regular season without losing a single game. An achievement like this would be on the front-page news if it were Barcelona’s men’s team, rather than its women’s. There is an evident disparity in the advertisement of the men’s and women’s championship game, the commentating and reporting of the game, and most obviously the viewership.

The 2020 Men’s Champions League Final featuring Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain had an astounding 2.05 million American viewers, the highest viewership in 5 years. In comparison, 1.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2020 Women’s final where Olympique Lyonnais won over Wolfsburg, the highest viewership a UEFA Women’s final had ever seen. The 2013 Men’s Champions League Final had the most fans watching with over 21.6 million people tuning in to watch Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid. That is more than twelve times the viewership for the most watched UEFA Women’s final. The 2013 Champions League final was broadcasted on Fox and streamed free for all fans while the women’s game was shown on DAZN and through select paid streaming programs. With a more popular network boosting the viewership and the ease of access offered for the men’s championship, it is no wonder the women’s game received substantially less viewers.

The 2013 Men’s final included live game commentary and updates with famous reporters such as Warren Barton, Brad Friedel, Eric Wynalda, Stuart Holden, and Alexi Lalas. All of whom are former professional players with years of experience reporting soccer matches and established esteemed reputations. The women’s champions final was hosted by television sportscaster Clive Tyldesley, who is not a player but has been reporting on soccer matches for years. Despite Tyldesley’s knowledge and experience, five voices reporting the men’s final is a huge different from one, and it seems more emphasis and effort were put into the commentating and reporting of the Men’s Champions League final.

There is also a major difference in the pre- and post-game reporting by outside sources and news outlets. News stations, soccer websites, fans and fan accounts, papers and sports magazines are all responsible for spreading awareness of up-coming matches and high stakes games. When a game is reposted on social media by friends and family, included in the daily news report, or even scrolled across while surfing channels you are more likely to tune into the match. The women’s final received much less pre-game exposure on social media, news sites and sports pages in comparison to the men’s games. A simple Google or Wikipedia search of “Men’s Champions League final” and “Women’s Champions League final” will demonstrate the obvious difference in coverage and reporting.

The main reason for the disparity in commentating, after game reporting on news sites, and in papers and the actual televising of the game is based on money. With more viewers comes more in game advertisements and more revenue, which leads to more games televised and more exposure for male athletes. The male athletes thus increase in popularity and earn more sponsorships, subsequently earning more money. As these male athletes become more popular and receive more airtime, the cycle continues leaving women’s sports in the dust. Unable to compete with the popularity male sports and male athletes have, coupled with the stigmatization that female sports are “boring” to watch and feature far less athleticism and strategy, women’s sports have a few hurdles to overcome before it receives the recognition it deserves.

However, this negative perception of women’s sports is beginning to change, the U.S. Women’s National Team is one of the more popular sports teams in the world and even more so within the United States. Having won four World Cup trophies (1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019) and four Olympic Gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012) the women’s team regularly outperforms the U.S. Men’s National Team which has participated in 10 FIFA World Cups and four Olympics, and yet to take home a trophy or gold medal. The Women’s National Team is a rare example of a women’s professional game that receives higher praise and fan involvement than a men’s professional team and shows how far women’s sports have come. The sports world is filled with powerful, successful female athletes and professional women’s teams: Serena Williams, Mia Ham, Abby Wambach the Brazilian Women’s National Team, and many more. These athletes are less recognized than their male counterparts in most scenarios and when prompted to name 10 male athletes and 10 female athletes most would struggle to complete the second part of the task. To continue to build the female sports world there needs to be an increase in the fanbase, viewership and sponsorship of female athletes and female athletic teams.

With more networks and streaming platforms streaming women’s professional sports matches, the games will be more accessible to the public and the viewership rates will increase. This will increase the advertising dollars earned from women’s games and help to expand their programming. With more viewers supporting women’s teams the teams and athletes will make more money minimizing the wage gap that exists between female and male athletes. With more reporting of the game and increased exposure before the match begins, we can maximize the awareness of the game and ensure viewership is high. As the popularity of female athletes and female professional sports teams increases, we will begin to see equity in all aspects of the sports world when it comes to men’s and women’s sports.

So, the next time you see a women’s professional sports game on TV, WATCH IT.

To watch game highlights visit UEFA’s website.

To watch the Men’s Champions League Final on May 29, tune in to CBS or TUDN live, or watch the live stream on Paramount+. All area available with fuboTV’s 7 day free trial.

Winnetka Bowling × Sasha Sloan – barcelona

WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE TEAMS UP WITH SASHA SLOAN FOR NEW SINGLE “barcelona”

LISTEN/ WATCH THE ANIMATED VIDEO HERE

Today, Winnetka Bowling League and Sasha Sloan release a new single accompanied by a lovely animated video for barcelona out now via RCA Records. 

The track was produced by Winnetka frontman Matthew Koma, and co-written by Koma, Dan Book and Sasha Sloan. Wistful lyrics It doesn’t mean, it doesn’t mean that I loved you any less/Just cause we reached the end are surrounded by a dreamy, indie pop bouncing melodies, a signature sound that Koma and band excel at.

Matthew Koma of Winnetka Bowling League offers barcelona is a song about still being able to have love for the person that it didn’t work out with. I always feel the urge to discredit every ounce of a relationship after it’s over because it feels way better than scrolling the highlight feed…but sometimes there was a lot of good worth recognizing & the ending doesn’t have to be this big dramatic ‘delete all.’ I had a super rough voice note of the chorus on it, and I sent it to Sasha.  She told me to finish it, and when I did, she was sweet enough to lend her voice to it.

Sasha Sloan continues Winnetka Bowling League opened for me on tour (before Covid and the world fell apart). Matt and I hit it off on the road and we’ve kept in touch ever since. When he sent me ‘barcelona,’ I fell in love with it and wanted to jump on the track!

barcelona is the first single from Winnetka Bowling League’s forthcoming EP and follows their 2020 critically-acclaimed Congratulations.

About Matthew Koma and Winnetka Bowling League

Lead singer and band front man Matthew Koma is an award-winning performer, songwriter and producer who has worked with a diverse range of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Tiësto, Ryan Tedder, Pentatonix, RAC, The Knocks, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson and many more. New Jersey raised, Koma formed Winnetka Bowling League in 2018 in Los Angeles along with his brother Kris Mazzaris on drums and released their self- titled EP. Their second EP Cloudy with a Chance of Sun was released in 2019 and followed by Congratulations in 2020, all brimming with finely tuned guitar pop, catchy lyrics and perfectly calibrated songwriting. Rounding out the band are Sam Beresford on keys and newest band member Sage Chavis on bass and vocals. The Los Angeles Times declared their debut On The 5 as an undeniably anthemic pop, V Magazine described Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Matthew Koma…[as] raw and honest, possessing a dry sense of humor that is reflected in both his songs and his mannerisms…[Winnetka Bowling League is] the perfect pairing of deep lyrical content and alternative rock melodies, and Idolator raved Winnetka Bowling League continues to roll out hands-in-the-air pop/rock anthems at an alarming rate.

Follow Mathew and his band via Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and their website

About Sasha Sloan

After emerging late 2017 and appearing on a handful of high-profile collaborations, 26-year-old singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan released her debut single Ready Yet. Since then, she has established herself as a true wordsmith, an artist’s artist, who crafts potent melodies filled with poignant lyrics. As a songwriter Sasha has amassed over 3.6 billion streams by penning hits for some of today’s biggest artists. In 2018 Sasha released her first two EPs, Sad Girl and Loser. Her track Normal was heralded by Billboard as a catchy introvert anthem.  These emotionally-rich, left-of-center pop releases lead to her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2019 with a performance of Older. That year, Sasha completed her first North American and European headline tours (sold out) and released her 3rd and final EP Self Portrait, which had her single Dancing With Your Ghost as Idolator’s 6th 75 Best Pop Songs Of 2019. She also scored a #1 on the Dance Chart for I’ll Wait, her collaboration with Kygo. Sloan’s critically acclaimed debut album Only Child was released in late 2020. Sasha recently released her first taste of new music in 2021 with when was it over? featuring Sam Hunt. 

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Kicking a Soccer Ball illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

The Heat Is On: All English Champions League Final

The Premier League is often cited as the world’s greatest soccer league. Full of bitter rivalries and immense talent, people from around the world tune in each week to watch the English league. That’s why the upcoming UEFA Champions League final feels special. Set to take place on May 29, the imminent Premier League title winners in Manchester City face off against the titans that are Chelsea FC. It’s hard to say who will get their hands on the coveted trophy.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is no stranger to a Champions League final, having won it twice with Barcelona over a decade ago. However, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reached the final with PSG just last year, narrowly missing out on grabbing the title. Manchester City is edging the competition as favorites in the UEFA Champions League Final betting, though, with odds of -200 compared to Chelsea’s +163. Despite this, it’s not an easy game to call. Chelsea have already beaten the Man City twice this season, even though they’re a few places below them in the league table. With two of the best managers in the world going face to face, these previous results suggest an interesting match to say the least.

The Pressure Is On

Pep Guardiola may have won the Champions League twice with Barcelona, but his success in Europe since that stint has been very limited. Without denying the weight of his achievements, the Barcelona team he managed is often referred to as one of the best teams to have ever graced a soccer pitch.

In terms of his European record with Manchester City, Pep has failed to make much of an impact, and some pundits suggest that this will put Pep under more pressure than his opponent. While this is undoubtedly a possibility, some have argued that his European experience will put him in a better position than his opponent.

Tuchel took over as Chelsea manager after the firing of Frank Lampard in January. Since then, he has guided his club to a top four spot in the Premier League, an FA Cup final and a Champions League final. Needless to say, that’s pretty impressive for his first few months on the job. Regardless of his achievements this season, his European football pedigree is much less full than Guardiola’s.

He managed to reach the Champions League final with Paris Saint Germain last year, but came away empty-handed. Will the same happen again this time, or will Chelsea beat Manchester City for the third time within a year?

May The Best Team Win

Just one look at the history of these two teams and their respective managers makes for an interesting pairing. City, who became a super team relatively recently, have a very experienced manager in Pep Guardiola. Chelsea, who have dominated soccer games for longer, have a somewhat new but extremely exciting manager in Thomas Tuchel.

When you take all of this into account, it’s easy to imagine that the world is in store for an extremely exciting game. May the best team win.

VIDAS book illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain

ADVENTURE AWAITS IN THIS NEW COMING-OF-AGE TRAVEL MEMOIR 

“VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain”

A Tribute to The Glorious Diversity of Our Worlds

Shortly after the American ministers of hate started demonizing the people of Mexico, New York Times Best-Selling Author Edward Stanton began writing about his own wide experience living in that country, confounding the bigots and their bogeys, showing the real women, men, and children he knew there. When the coronavirus struck Spain last year, he decided to include that country as a homage to it and its people, whom he also knew and loved. 

This is how VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain was born.

A wayward descendant of Mexico’s national hero, a femme fatale who recites poems in cantinas, a Tunisian prostitute in Barcelona, a Spanish psychiatrist who fights brave bulls, the wise owner of the world’s oldest restaurant. They are just a handful of the characters portrayed in VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain, the first memoir to capture Mexico and Spain from the perspective of an American and the knowledge of an insider.

VIDAS explores subjects as diverse as the art of blasphemy, the cult of the Virgin Mary, superstition and witchcraft, the bordellos of Mexico, Spain’s paradise of drink and food, the bullfight, and the running of bulls in Pamplona, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Every chapter of this vibrant travel memoir depicts a different person or place, which combined create a cross-section of the most populous Spanish-speaking countries in the New and Old World. VIDAS is a passage from childhood to adolescence and maturity, a tribute to nature and the open road, an exaltation of love, food, and wine, a journey from the tender, mortal flesh to the luminous world of the spirit.

-RELEASE DATE: March 1st, 2021
-PUBLISHING COMPANY: Waterside Publications
-ISBN-13: 978-1-949003-47-5 (print)
-ISBN-13: 978-1-949003-48-2 (eBook)
-GENRE: Nonfiction, travel, memoir, culture, diversity
-PRICE: $17.95 (print) $9.95 (eBook)
-PURCHASING INFO: VIDAS is available for purchase on Amazon here.

Why You Need This Book

Filled with photographs, this engaging and unique memoir provides a sensory travel experience many of us are craving today. VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain offers the opportunity to learn about faraway lands and striking events while never leaving home. This timely “armchair travel” memoir is for anyone searching for an escape during our troubled time.

“Lyrical…Iconic…Elegant…” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

“A love letter to the Mexican and Spanish peoples, a pure affirmation of life in countries with radical cultures of death.” –ANA MERINO, WINNER 2020 PREMIO NADAL

About the Author, Edward Stanton:

Born in Colorado and raised in California, Edward Stanton has lived in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and Spain. He’s the author of twelve books, some of them translated and published in Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Road of Stars to Santiago, the story of his 500-mile walk on the ancient pilgrimage route to Compostela, was called one of the best books on the subject by the New York Times; Stanton’s environmental novel Wide as the Wind, the first to treat the tragic history of Easter Island, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Young Adult Fiction and three other international prizes. 

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Cut A Rug A Round Square

Curated by: Jessica Stockholder

The American artist curates an exhibition of works from the collection of “la Caixa” Foundation and CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art and turns them into a large environmental installation.

Many times has the “end” of painting been declared and just as many times its “rebirth” has been attested: with the desire to investigate the limits and contemporary potentialities of painting, from February 11 OGR–Officine Grandi Riparazioni–presents Cut a rug a round square, a new site-specific commission developed for the former industrial spaces of OGR Turin by the American artist Jessica Stockholder.

Chosen for her peculiar perspective, Jessica Stockholder has played over the last twenty years a crucial role in the ongoing debate on painting and its limits, expanding the concept in a relentless dialogue amid various media, between form and space, by forcing the limits of painting towards the sculptural and installation dimension.

In her work, the artist combines apparently disparate and ordinary objects to create complex installations that hoard and stratify materials and colors: plastic bags and containers, extension cords, lumber, carpets, and furniture: in her hands, these often-neglected objects recover aesthetic and formal qualities in a practice reminiscent of abstract expressionism, color field painting, and minimalism.

For the project set up inside Binario 1 of OGR Cult, the area of OGR dedicated to art and culture, the artist Jessica Stockholder converted into an exceptional curator and created a unique installation with works from two important collections: the Collection of Contemporary Art “la Caixa” of Barcelona, and that of the CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art, whose works are on permanent loan to the Turin museums Gam – Gallery of Modern Art and Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art.

To plan her route across the rich heritage at her disposal, the artist developed a concept that is both rigorous and poetic: “I am exploring how the generally rectilinear geometry inherent in the contour, or edge, of paintings, generates meaning both inside and outside the paintings. – states Jessica Stockholder – In relation to both their exposure and internal mechanisms, paintings make use of geometry and its resonance with the scale and form of the human body. (…) Casting a glance through the collections, I was struck by the many works in which the circle and square intersect. Often these works literally feature circles and squares themselves. I began to think of the representation of the human body as a kind of circle within the square, as in Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The paintings are themselves usually characterized by rectilinear geometries. What happens inside pushes against the edges. The edges are both literal and abstract and are defined by the end of the material support, but the rectangle, identified as a mapping, is understood by virtue of abstraction.

Combining works of disparate production and origin, the artist investigates the ways of painting and its categorical definitions across genre boundaries, studying its literal and metaphorical edges.

Works range from Directions by Vito Acconci, a photograph documenting the exhausting performance of a man with his arms and legs spread to evoke the Vitruvian Man, to Combustion by Aurelio Amendola, whose shots portray Alberto Burri in the act of melting plastic with a flashlight to create a circle in a square. From Bonded EternmaleMonica Bonvicini‘s installation of two chairs covered in studded black leather exhibited on a circular red carpet, to A REMOVAL OF THE CORNER OF A RUG IN USE by Lawrence Weiner where written words protrude from the surface of the wall like paint does on his canvas. From 9 to 5 by Edward Ruscha, who painted the time cycle of a working day trapped inside a claustrophobic rectangle to Undercurrent (Red) by Mona Hatoum where the floor surface acts as a pictorial plane for a large carpet of electric cables. And again, among others, the works of Marlene Dumas, Richard Tuttle, Tracey Emin, Diego Perrone, and Jessica Stockholder herself, are exhibited in a display specially designed by the artist who succeeded in transforming the entire exhibition into a work of art in itself, a large environmental installation that evokes, in an experiential form, the clash between the circle and the square as an image of the productive clash between rationality and imagination, order and superabundance, body and idea.

Cut a rug a round square is an opportunity for the public to admire, in complete safety and free of charge, in the spaces of OGR, a treasure preserved by the city’s museums and enriched over the years by the CRT Foundation, with a newfangled interpretation from the point of view of an artist across the works of yet another international collection. The exhibition focuses on the theme of painting, dear to both collections, which have a rich heritage of pictorial works, by taking the cue from one of the most discussed and loved media – even by the more general audience. Cut a rug a round square reshapes the boundaries of this discipline and weaves a discourse that takes from the forms and phantasmagorias of painting, keys to reading the contemporary world,  and invites visitors to lose themselves in a world of shapes and colors.

Jessica Stockholder (1959, Seattle, WA. Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois) has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally. Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; MoCA Los Angeles; MoMA San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Stuff Matters at the Central Museum, Utrecht and Relational Aesthetics at The Contemporary Austin, Austin in 2019.

From February 11
Free admission
Thursday and Friday, 3PM – 8PM, last admission 7.30PM
OGR Cult, OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Rosalia

MAC’s New Ambassador is Rosalía

M•A•C announces their NEWEST VIVA GLAM Ambassador, Rosalía!

The groundbreaking GRAMMY Award-winning and multiple Latin GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist joins us to launch VG26 — our all-new, limited-edition, fiery-red M•A•C VIVA GLAM Lipstick shade that celebrates 26 years of giving back 100%.

Influenced by flamenco, urban rhythms, electronic beats- and a feminist ethos- the Barcelona-born singer, songwriter and record producer embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world. The Grammy-Award winning artist has established herself globally as a unique, dynamic feminist who inspires self-expression and represents creativity and individuality – all values that are core to M•A•C’s VIVA GLAM mission- where 100% of the lipstick selling price supports healthy futures and equal rights for women, girls and the LGBTQ+ communities while maintaining its decades-long support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

“We are beyond proud to join forces with the incomparable Rosalía, who will elevate the M•A•C VIVA GLAM campaign to new levels this year. Aside from her epic voice and coveted style, Rosalía is deeply committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe, especially those most vulnerable, including women, girls and the LGBTQIA+ community,” says John Demsey, Chairman of the M•A•C VIVA GLAM FUND & Executive Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Rosalía also recently recently released her second creative pairing with Travis Scott with the song “TKN”; Watch here and listen here.

Find Rosalía on Instagram

New Era, 360 MAGAZINE, Spike Lee, Yankees

New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc., and renowned film director Spike Lee unveil the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection. The line features seven unique designs that pay tribute to the unmatched 27 World Series Championships of the New York Yankees. The New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection will be available on www.neweracap.com and at select headwear retailers for a price range of $42.99-$51.99 USD. 

“We are honored to work with Spike Lee on the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection, our largest combined collection to date, which celebrates the New York Yankees 27 World Series titles,” said Tim Shanahan, Director of Baseball at New Era Cap. ”The Yankees logo has become a symbol that extends beyond sports, into entertainment and culture, and this collection celebrates the team’s iconic status.”

Available in seven different designs, these 59FIFTY® fitted caps feature either baseball bats or gloves that represent each year the Yankees won the World Series, as well as a sweatband that reads, “A Spike Lee Joint designed for New Era.”

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP: 

New Era Cap Co., Inc. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 99 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collections, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is marketed and distributed in over 125 countries through its affiliate offices in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Shanghai, Barcelona, Seoul, Melbourne, Toronto, and Bologna.  For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

Hispano Suiza Carmen

The Hispano Suiza Carmen has made its global dynamic debut on the streets of Barcelona, its home city. Cruising the famous city streets and coastal roads, the fully-electric hyperlux grand tourer was piloted by a selection of drivers, including Sergio Martinez Campos, the brand’s CEO and Lluc Martí, Technical Director of Carmen.

With less than a year until customer deliveries begin in June 2020, the Carmen’s debut saw it glide past a selection of Barcelona’s architectural and design landmarks including Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the modern and imposing Agbar Tower. The drive included an exclusive opportunity for customers to see and experience the car in motion as part of the tour that also took in some of Barcelona’s most exclusive hotels.

Since the global premiere of the Carmen at the Geneva Motor Show, the development team has worked on a comprehensive testing and refinement programme. The car now has an entirely new suspension system, alongside a series of weight-reduction and rigidity enhancements. The chassis development also includes crash structure optimisation with extensive use of carbon fibre enhancing performance, while shedding weight.

Miguel Suqué Mateu, Hispano Suiza President, said: “We are extremely proud of our long heritage, which dates back to our beginnings on the streets of Barcelona in 1904. This legacy and the style icons of our home city made it easy to decide where the Carmen should make its global dynamic debut.”

The next stage of the Carmen’s journey intensifies vehicle speed and dynamism to realise the car’s full – 1,019 PS – potential. The hyperlux grand tourer will first conduct a series of on-road tests in the north of Catalonia, before moving to the world-famous Ascari racing circuit for high-speed testing and handling development.

Hispano Suiza’s headquarters, technical centre, and manufacturing facility are all in Barcelona – a city intertwined with the brand’s proud Spanish spirit and strong family legacy. Owned by the fourth generation of the Suqué Mateu family, Hispano Suiza built more than 12,000 luxury performance cars and 50,000 aeroplane engines between 1904 and 1946.

Today, the Carmen hyperlux grand tourer is designed, developed and manufactured in Barcelona. The handcrafted Carmen is based on a super-stiff, hand-laid carbon fibre monocoque, which provides the foundation for the car’s exceptional luxury, comfort, and attention to detail.

Development and build of the Carmen and its custom-designed electric powertrain is led by the company’s production partner, QEV Technologies. Also based in Barcelona, the team of highly-skilled engineers at QEV Technologies boasts experience across design, engineering, R&D and production for Formula E teams, supercar brands and mainstream car manufacturers.

Top 20 Most Expensive Tourist Destinations

From Wizardry to Westminster: The Tourist Destinations that Magic your Money Away

 

A comparative study reveals the top 20 most expensive tourist destinations worldwide, with Harry Potter Studios ranking higher than the Houses of Parliament.

 

Berlin, 30 April 2019 – The online comparison and search portal, TicketLens, has published a list of the 20 most expensive attractions around the world according to admission costs. The findings aim to help diligent travellers budget their itineraries ahead of schedule. Researching and planning a holiday can be a tricky and exhausting task. From the cost of travel, accommodation, sightseeing, and food – it’s wise to start counting pennies in preparation long in advance.

 

Table: The twenty attractions in the world with the highest admission prices.

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 Country
City
Attraction
Entrance Price
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UK
London
Warner Brothers Studio Tour –

The Making of Harry Potter

$58.57
2
China
Hengdian
Hengdian World Studios
$57.48
3
UAE
Dubai
Burj Khalifa
  $55.65
4
UK
London
Madame Tussauds
$45.58
5
USA
New York City
Spyscape
$42.24
6
USA
New York City
Trolls: The Experience
$39.80
7
USA
New York City
Empire State Building
  $39.79
8
USA
New York City
Top of The Rock
$39.29
9
USA
New York City
Color Factory
$37.81
10
UK
London
Palace of Westminster
$36.46
11
USA
New York City
One World Observatory
$34.82
12
USA
Las Vegas
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
$33.83
13
Iceland
Reykjavik
Perlan: Wonders of Iceland
$32.48
14
UK
London
Tower of London
$32.15
15
UK
London
Buckingham Palace
$31
15
UK
London
London Eye
$31
17
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
$29.68
18
Japan
Tokyo
Tokyo One Piece Tower
$28.44
19
Ireland
Dublin
Guinness Storehouse
$28.15
20
Spain
Barcelona
Casa Batlló
$28.15

 

Full Results can be found at http://www.ticketlens.com/en/magazine/the-most-expensive-attractions-in-the-world

  

Further findings:
 

  • If a visit to the viewing platform of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa at $55 is too expensive, you can switch to the world’s second tallest building – the 634 meter-high Tokyo Skytree, which costs just $18.

 

  • Madame Tussauds is a world-renowned wax museum. A visit to the exhibition in London will cost you $46 in admissions. Once inside, you can mingle among royals like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, among other wax replicas of the rich and famous.

 

  • Entrance to Buckingham Palace costs $31. However, a visit to the Bavarian castle, Neuschwanstein, reminiscent of childhood fairytales, is a cheaper alternative, with admission prices just $14.50.

 

  • The most expensive attractions are often the newest and have branches around the world. Harry Potter, Trolls, Marvel and One Piece, are films that now have their own remarkable exhibitions, public studios, and attractions that showcase their unique characters and props.

 

  • With attractions on the list, a sightseeing trip to New York City is the most expensive destination. Holidaymakers would be wise to prepare a solid budgeting plan long in advance.

 

  • The Colour Factory, a pop-up exhibition currently based in New York City, offers trendy photo motifs alongside a pricey admission of $37.80.

 

  • The new One World Trade Center has a viewing platform that offers spectacular views of Manhattan and Central Park. With an entrance fee of $34.80, it’s cheaper than both the Top of the Rock observation deck, at $39; and the Empire State Building, also at $39.

 

  • The admission price of Potala Palace, home of the head of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, is $29.70. Visiting the Pope is a more economical alternative, with admission to the Sistine Chapel, his official residence in the Vatican City, just $18.