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Conrad Marca-Relli nel suo studio a Long Island for use by 360 Magazine

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MATTIA DE LUCA presents CONRAD MARCA-RELLI Il Maestro Irascibile in collaboration with Archivio Marca-Relli from October 9th, 2021

Galleria Mattia De Luca is proud to present Conrad Marca-Relli – Il Maestro Irascibile (The Irascible Master), an exhibition entirely dedicated to the Italian-American artist, a key figure of American Abstract Expressionism. After the historic exhibition at the Galleria La Tartaruga in 1957, this first Roman retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Marca-Relli Archive, will be inaugurated on Saturday, 9 October 2021, on the premises of the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola at 2 Piazza di Campitelli, Rome.

Conrad Marca-Relli, aka Corrado Marcarelli, was born in Boston on 5 June 1913 to Italian parents from the Campania region. An indomitable spirit and a tireless traveler, Marca-Relli grew up traveling continuously to Italy, making him perfectly bilingual, literally and artistically speaking. A lover of the monumentality of Rome, where he worked for several years, and of great Italian Renaissance painting, the Italian-American artist was the true classicist soul of the New York School. The birth of the Eighth Street Club and the organization of the famous 1951 Ninth Street Show is attributable to his fervent temperament. Marca-Relli, imbued not only with classical culture, but also with a certain pragmatism of American origin, undertook from the 1950s a successful and endless path of research into the collage technique. The compositional results of this research would be brought to the ultimate outcome of speaking of his art as “painting-collage”. This modus operandi emerged as a balanced combination of compositional harmony, typical of the European tradition, a spontaneity of gesture, the offspring of Rosenberg’s arena, and Action painting: raw canvases were cut with a razor blade, the strips glued together, unglued, rearranged, superimposed, layered on the support and, finally, repainted in order to harmonize the duality of “positive” and “negative” spaces. It is this primitive encounter of two opposing forces that brings to life Marca-Relli’s canvases, palimpsest collages created by an equally reasoned and “neurasthenic” gesture, a definition given by Afro Basaldella to the artist in a letter sent to his friend and colleague Toti Scialoja.

Always departing from the classical proportions of the wooden mannequin, inseparable companion of his painting, Marca-Relli created a macrocosm of seemingly abstract signs, main elements of his major artistic achievements, on display at Galleria Mattia De Luca. From plain Cityscapes with a metaphysical flavor of the early 1950s, to the enigmatic seated figures of his early collages, and up to the homage to his friend and neighbor Jackson Pollock, the exhibition traces the strong impact of Marca-Relli as a person and as an artist on the American and international scene.

You will be able to appreciate the works of the calibre of Cityscape from 1953, an oil on canvas, which was inspired by the artist’s Mexican sojourns and is a turning point for his adoption of the collage technique. There are also Seated Figures of the mid-1950s, a cornerstone of his oeuvre owing to its compositional harmony reminiscent of Cubism. Also unmissable are the 1955 masterpieces The Strategist and The Struggle, as well as his epic tribute Death of Jackson Pollock, a testament to what was a mutual influence more than a friendship. This relationship was replete with frequent confrontations (after all, how to reconcile the irascible Conrad with the despotic and childish soul of the boy from Cody), dialogues, encounters and mutual respect. You will continue your journey through the Italian-American master’s production with the harmonious turmoil of the forms in M-11-56, a work that paved the way for the artist’s New York masterpieces The Battle and The Warrior, respectively part of the permanent collections of the MET and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The canvases of the late 1950s and the early 1960s are exhibited as a logical follow-on of Marca-Relli’s artistic career, in which any anthropomorphic reference disappears to leave room for architectural compositions with a classical flavour, as in The Wall No. 2. There is no lack of alternative media with which the artist experimented throughout his entire life, as in the case of Cunard L-8-62, which reveals Marca-Relli’s great ability to absorb the stimuli deriving from Minimalism and Arte Povera. He tried out compositions which, while never losing sight of the harmony of forms, opened up to the concepts of rhythm and matter typical of the works of Donald Judd and those of the great artists of Arte Povera.

Marca-Relli, an abstract expressionist with a European approach, is not only a “bridge” between Rome and New York, but above all a master at the cusp of two worlds, Europe, and the United States.

Conrad Marca-Relli
His works are included in the following collections: Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Chicago, Art Institute; New York, MET, MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art; San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art; Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Washington, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

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Nothing But Thieves – New Tour

Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves announce the continuation of “The Moral Panic Tour” with headline dates in North America. The band is currently selling out arenas on the UK and European leg of this tour and is excited to share the news of their long-awaited return to the USA and Canada for the first time since their completely sold-out headline tour in 2018.

The tour starts on February 18th, 2022 in San Francisco, CA and will be making stops in a number of major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston. Tickets go on sale this week starting with Artist and Spotify pre-sales on Wednesday, September 29th at 10am local time with general on sale starting Friday, October 1st at 10am local time. Check out the tour dates below and tickets can be purchased HERE.

The band will be playing in support of their third album Moral Panic which was released last fall and has garnered over 265 million streams worldwide and saw support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio and Radio X alongside winning Best Indie Act at Global Radio’s 2021 Awards. They’ll also be playing songs from their recently released 5-track EP Moral Panic II which is a follow-up to Moral Panic.

Nothing But Thieves say, “US of A and Canada, we are finally back. It’s been 3 long years, hasn’t it? We’ve got a new album and EP in our back pockets and playing all of these new (and old) songs for you is quite literally the stuff of dreams. We are absolutely buzzing to get back on your roads…see you there.”

“The Moral Panic Tour” North American Dates

Feb 18 2022 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA, USA

Feb 19 2022 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA, USA

Feb 20 2022 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA, USA

Feb 24 2022 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA, USA

Feb 25 2022 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV, USA

Mar 01 2022 – The Complex – Grand – Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Mar 03 2022 – Summit – Denver, CO, USA

Mar 05 2022 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mar 06 2022 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL, USA

Mar 07 2022 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI, USA

Mar 09 2022 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH, USA

Mar 11 2022 – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) – Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mar 12 2022 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD, USA

Mar 13 2022 – Big Night Live – Boston, MA, USA

Mar 15 2022 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY, USA

Mar 17 2022 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON, Canada

Mar 18 2022 – London Music Hall – London, ON, Canada

Mar 19 2022 – L’Olympia – Montreal, QC, Canada

Yumi Zouma New Tour

New Zealand’s alternative pop quartet Yumi Zouma will embark on a 21-date U.S. tour starting April 7 in Atlanta, GA, and ending May 6 in San Diego, CA. Notable stops include the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York and the Roxy in Los Angeles. Spotify presale starts at 10AM local time 9/27 until the end of midnight, 10/1. Public on-sale begins at 10/1 local time. The tour announcement comes fresh off the release of their brand new single Give It Hell.

YUMI ZOUMA ON TOUR 2022

EUROPE

03/17 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge

03/18 – London, UK @ Lafayette

03/19 – Manchester, UK @ Yes

03/21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s

03/22 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s

03/24 – Paris, France @ Le Hasard Ludique

03/25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique

03/27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

03/28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Turmzimmer

03/29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar Vega

03/31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren

04/01 – Oslo, Norway @ Krxsset

04/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel

04/04 – Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum

U.S.

04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

04/08 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

04/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

04/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

04/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

04/14 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

04/15 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room

04/16 – Montral, QC @ Petit Campus

04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

04/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

04/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

04/21 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

04/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

04/25 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

04/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

04/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

04/30 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

05/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

ABOUT YUMI ZOUMA:

Originally created as a long-distance project between friends online, Yumi Zouma is a collaboration drawn from around the world, with members based in New York City, London, and their home of New Zealand.

The self-produced quartet have honed their craft of delicate pop tapestries by way of emailed home recordings, resulting in records such as 2020’s acclaimed Truth or Consequences, lauded by FADER as “shimmering nostalgia-pop.”

However, on the fearless new single “Give It Hell,” singer Christie Simpson issues a call of resistance amongst the chaos of our modern age. The song, which was recorded over remote sessions undertaken throughout 2020, showcases an expanded sonic palette of live drums, grand pianos, orchestral strings, and woodwinds revealing a cacophonous glimpse of the band’s fourth and most formidable album yet, out early 2022.

For more information about Yumi Zouma, visit their website or connect with them on social media @yumizouma

Oompa via Ally Schmaling for use by 360 Magazine

Oompa – OUTTA PATIENCE

Armed with an innate sense of melody, Boston Rapper and spoken word poet Oompa has been making major waves with her sharp storytelling. From features with Apple Music’s Ebro Discovered, Def Jam’s Here Comes The Break, Ones to Watch, EARMILK, and AudioFemme. One thing is for sure, Oompa is not an artist to be slept on. She came in swinging with her dynamic, New Orleans-bounced inspired single “OUTTA PATIENCE”. 

The third single from the forthcoming album UNBOTHERED, “OUTTA PATIENCE” uncovers another layer in Oompa’s journey of healing and self-reflection; a sentiment explored throughout the project. It’s a high-energy and straight-talking track where Oompa raps about her frustrations “for the politics of the industry that want me to think I’m not it. I’m it. I’m running out of patience for doing other people’s work. I’m running out of patience for my own bull”. Lyrically, it’s an incredibly honest piece of work that taps into the purgative nature of experiencing personal growth amidst global turmoil. Where previous singles like “GO” and “LEBRON” explored feelings of joy, love, and self-confidence, “OUTTA PATIENCE” is a reminder that discomfort and pressure are a part of the process. A process that Oompa has intricately shared, leaving no stone unturned on “UNBOTHERED”. 

Produced by frequent collaborator Dephrase, “OUTTA PATIENCE” taps into Oompa’s love for the New Orleans’ bounce sound to create a danceable bop that’s ripe for the end-of-summer months. “I want you to feel this track from the minute the sample drops, until the dance break at the end. I want your body to feel impatient and like it has to move. This track is all about the energy that you feel when you press play on this song. It’s the right follow-up to ‘LEBRON’’s energy. I need you to remember what these songs made summer feel like”.

2021 has shaped up to be a massive year for the Roxbury rapper. Showcasing her ability to transcend genres, Oompa recently joined rock band Blue Light Bandits onstage, as well as performed as support act for electronic artist Marc Rebillet’s sold-out show at Boston’s Royale Nightclub. For audiences who have come to know Oompa for her award-winning live performances backed by a full-band, the wait is finally over. Oompa will be returning to headline her own performance for the UNBOTHERED Album Release Show at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on October 8.

About Oompa

Oompa is a nationally acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids n’ them. She was named one of NPR’s 2020 Slingshot Artists to Watch and her engaging, interactive performing style won her the Boston Music Award for Live Act of the Year in 2019, following her 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year victory among an unprecedented 12 total nominations. In a 2019 feature, WBUR’s the Artery describes the lyric-focused rapper as having a “natural tenderness with language” and calls her verses “funny…incisive and memorable.” Oompa showed this poetic prowess as the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a finalist in the 2016 National Poetry Slam. With the release of her newest album, Cleo, Oompa has sold out the Sinclair and a number of other Boston venues. 

In November 2020, Oompa dropped her most recent single entitled “Closer” along with a striking visual component. The song showcases a new sonic direction for her music and the lyrics convey a refusal to falter or be reactionary in the face of multiple global crises; the pandemic and an intense awakening about what it means to be Black in the world. This song isn’t a promise to be a cure to the world’s ills, but something that aims to counter the effects of the poison. Her next project, “Unbothered” is set to release in Fall 2021.

interior design illustration via Kaelen Felix for use by 360 Magazine

New and Noteworthy: JBI Design Studios

EchelonSeaport, a 3.5-acre, 1.33 million square-foot mixed-use development by Cottonwood Management located on Seaport Boulevard in the heart of the Seaport District, introduces a new “luxury destination lifestyle” concept to the Boston residential market. With three luxury residential towers (133 Seaport, 135 Seaport, and The Alyx) above two floors of signature street-level retail, EchelonSeaport features an unprecedented 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private residential amenities.

Making our residential debut in Boston, we designed EchelonSeaport’s signature lobbies, lounges, terraces, and amenities. With soaring vaulted ceilings and outdoor spaces, which are tailored extensions of indoor living spaces, EchelonSeaport is a perfect canvas for our studio’s award-winning, distinctive, luxury residential style, inside and out.

133 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The first of the three towers features signature amenities including an elegant, vaulted-ceiling lobby and lounge spaces, a wine room, signature spa, and extensive outdoor amenities, such as a waterfall terrace pool, fireside lounges and dining areas.

135 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The second of the three towers features active indoor fitness amenities including an indoor pool, basketball court, yoga room and a massive fifth-floor terrace with a grand outdoor pool, sun cabanas, outdoor dining and lounge areas for all residents to enjoy.

The Alyx at EchelonSeaport: Tower three within the transformative mixed-use development offers a full suite of amenities. As the luxury rental tower, the design is more youthful and urban compared to that of its sister properties, condominium towers 133 and 135

Echelon Innovation Center: A first-of-its-kind for a residential community, the Echelon Innovation Center houses the Echelon Club which is a private members-only lifestyle club featuring high-tech collaborative elements and programming developed by some of Bostonߣs leading academics, businesses, and incubators.

HOSPITALITY: THE NEWBURY BOSTON IN BOSTON, MA

The Newbury Boston is a luxury hotel and a beloved landmark in the city. Located in the premier shopping and dining neighborhood of Back Bay and adjacent to The Public Garden, this iconic establishment originally opened in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the United States. Leveraging the talent of three world-renowned designers, Jeffrey Beers International, Champalimaud Design, and Ken Fulk, the building has been thoughtfully transformed into a 286-room hotel with 16,000-sq-ft of stunning event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined front entrance on Newbury Street.

“Words that come up often in conversation with Beers are “tailored,” “warm,” and playful.” All of those adjectives fit what he’s done with the space. I’ve walked through the hotel multiple times, and it’s clear that Beers didn’t feel beholden to the stuffy details that would have defined a luxury hotel of the 2000s or even the early 2010s. The Newbury is a hotel that can hold its own against properties in London or New York. I say this as an impartial observer and travel writer who has stayed in many hotels over the years.” – Christopher Muther of The Boston Globe

HOSPITALITY: DISTRITO T-MOBILE, PUERTO RICO

At DISTRITO T-Mobile, Puerto Rico’s ultimate venue for fun entertainment, you will find a variety of super fun options for drinking and dining, either daytime or nighttime. JBI designed three of the memorable venues, including Barullo Taberna Espanola, La Central By Mario Pagan, and Lupe Reyes. Each distinct venue celebrates a certain culture and culinary tradition with a fresh, modern approach to hospitality design and Puerto Rican tradition.

Color, artistry, and lighting are carefully choreographed to create venues that are distinctive, inviting, and visually tantalizing. Hand painted murals, traditional Spanish tiling and colonial vernacular are carefully pared with modern aesthetic, precise interior planning, and detailed interior touches to create a distinctive venue.

Barullo Taberna Espanola: Design details feature shapes and textures of blue and terracotta hues inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, which dazzle to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

La Central By Mario Pagan: Sky-high ceilings frame the prominent copper rum still in the heart of the bar, setting the tone for the restaurant’s rum-forward cocktail menu.

Lupe Reyes: A vibrant place that celebrates the distinctive cuisine and history of Mexico, where the inviting open kitchen will allow you to witness the art of handcrafted tortilla making.

HOSPITALITY: RENOVATION OF FOUR SEASONS VAIL, CO

The Four Seasons Vail debuts a fresh new look with newly renovated public spaces, guest rooms, and condos by JBI. Inspired by Vail’s luxurious offerings, breath taking vistas, and causal mountain village vibe, we wanted the re-design to feel luxuriously comfortable. Bold material choices paired with residential elements breathe new life into the iconic property while keeping the atmosphere familiar and memorable.

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half•alive – Make of It

Long Beach based trio half•alive released their new single “Make of It” along with the music video via RCA Records. Watch HERE. “Make of It” is written by half•alive and OJIVOLTA (Kanye West, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Jon Bellion) and produced by OJIVOLTA. The video is directed by Emma Portner.

Josh Taylor from half•alive says, “as always, there’s so many stories that went into the making of this song. writing, production, etc. but there was one moment of clarity in the writing process one night that felt like the crux to unlock this very personal story of mine which became Make of It. That moment happened when our producer Mark (of OJIVOLTA) stared at me during one of our writing sessions & abruptly asked “do you ever get mad? if so, would a half•alive fan who doesn’t speak English be able to tell if you were just from your tone?” After thinking about the question for a while, I came to realize that there was an anger-sized hole missing in our songs. There were stories that I was restricting myself from writing because I wanted them to be perfectly processed, with happy endings to tie everything together. but sometimes the unprocessed, unhindered emotion is what the song needs. when that was realized, i turned on my mental faucet of unfiltered anger, 45 minutes later, the song was done.”

“Make of It” follows previously released tracks “Summerland,” “Time 2,” and “What’s Wrong” which came out earlier this year. “What’s Wrong,” which was “Most Added” at Alt Radio around its launch, had garnered over 12.2 million streams worldwide. half•alive also performed it on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month. Check it out HERE.

Additionally, the band is wrapping up a run of headlining west coast shows with a stop at The Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival this Sunday. Next week, half•alive will be hitting the road with Twenty One Pilots on their almost sold out “Takeøver Tour” which starts in Denver, CO on September 22nd. Find the tour schedule HERE.

Headlining

Thu 16 Sep – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern 

Sun 19 Sep – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful

Supporting Twenty One Pilots

Wed 22 Sep – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater – SOLD OUT

Thu 23 Sep – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Sat 25 Sep – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center – SOLD OUT

Wed 29 Sep – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – SOLD OUT

Thu 30 Sep – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater – SOLD OUT

Sat 02 Oct – Inglewood, CA – The Forum – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 Oct – Chicago, IL –  House of Blues – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 Oct – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Sat 16 Oct – Chicago, IL – United Center – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 Oct – Boston, MA – House Of Blues – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 Oct – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena – SOLD OUT

Sat 23 Oct – Boston MA – TD Garden

Wed 27 Oct – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

Fri 29 Oct – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – SOLD OUT

Sat 30 Oct – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – SOLD OUT

Tue 02 Nov – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theatre – SOLD OUT

Wed 03 Nov – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT

Thu 04 Nov – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy – SOLD OUT

Sat 06 Nov – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena – SOLD OUT

About half•alive

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 3 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of “The Fall” and “Awake At Night”. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became their massive breakout “still feel.” which has been RIAA certified Gold, rocketed into the Top 10 at Alt Radio and has over 276 million worldwide streams to date. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted “All Songs Considered” and more. The trio sold out their formal debut headlining tour in 2019  which included 2 sold out shows at The Fonda Theatre in LA. The tour also included stops at major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot. Later that year the band made their late night television debut with a very special performance of “still feel.” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Check out the incredible and unique performance HERE. They also performed “Runaway” on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In August 2019, they released their debut album Now, Not Yet which has amassed over 472 million worldwide audio streams to date. half•alive was named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise and their live Vevo DSCVR performances of “RUNAWAY” and “arrow” showcase their incredible creative artistry. Last year, half•alive released their EP “in Florescence,” an audio and visual project that included orchestral arrangements of 4 tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album Now, Not Yet as well as videos for 3 of the 4 songs to accompany them.

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Oompa – LEBRON

Oompa Slam Dunks On the Naysayers in New Track LEBRON

Listen to the premiere via AudioFemme HERE

WATCH LEBRON HERE

One of Boston’s most successful rappers – NPR

Oompa has emerged from her apocalyptic meditation looking ‘fly as hell but highly dangerous’ – Vanyaland

Oompa’s doing something big – Out Front Magazine

Visionary – Performer Mag

Acclaimed Boston rapper Oompa has released her hard-hitting new single and video LEBRON on all streaming platforms. Stream the single HERE.

LEBRON is a powerful track about doing what one wants, while others do what they can. With a nod to legendary basketballer LeBron James, Oompa plays with linguistics by repurposing the word into a verb in honor of James’ resilience despite the odds. ‘LEBRON’ is about feelin’ yourself, defying the naysayers, and the battles no one knows about. Wielding her signature low and breathy rapping style over the hardest beat since she’s dropped since Cleo N Nem, Oompa channels old-school hip-hop sentiment, seamlessly riding the beat and changing up her flow in a style akin to Kendrick Lamar or Vince Staples. LEBRON embodies Oompa’s statement-making approach to lyricism, rooted in early beginnings as a spoken word poet.

To me, it’s not about the everyday victory; it’s the commitment to the long haul. To the joy of giving your craft everything you have for as long as you can. It is finding victory in going above your own limitations so that you can get what you want. That’s what I mean when I say, I Lebron, shares Oompa.

Part of a series of ten thematic visuals shared from her forthcoming album UNBOTHERED, LEBRON taps into a similar aesthetic and playful vibe as seen in her most recent release GO, including the return of her oh-so-cool retro Ford Mustang. In the video, we find Oompa and crew tearing it up on the basketball court, with Oompa naturally slaying the game, (in a Celtics jersey, of course) whilst her confused opponents look on. With an unmistakable sense of swagger, Oompa leaves her mark as the GOAT, before hitting the gas on the Mustang, love interest in tow, continuing on their carefree adventure.

Whether or not you’re on the court, in the court, or just trying to get out of bed when life is hard, this is an anthem for beating your personal best each time you do anything, and bragging to your SELF on your SELF when you do.

LEBRON is the second single from forthcoming album UNBOTHERED and follows the release of GO (ft. Dan DeCristofaro) which garnered attention from Def Jam’s Here Comes The Break, Vanyaland, and The Hype Magazine. Since arriving on the music scene in 2016, Oompa’s poetic prowess has seen her winning the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Charli XCX, 24KGoldn, Tinashe, UMI, and Rico Nasty. With her penchant for making a positive impact on the world and undeniable skills as a rapper, Oompa is an artist that should be on every rap fan’s radar.

Stay tuned for more from Oompa very soon.

About OOMPA

OOMPA is a nationally acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids n’ them. She was named one of NPR’s 2020 Slingshot Artists to Watch and her engaging, interactive performing style won her the Boston Music Award for Live Act of the Year in 2019, following her 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year victory among an unprecedented 12 total nominations. In a 2019 feature, WBUR’s the Artery describes the lyric-focused rapper as having a natural tenderness with language and calls her verses funny…incisive and memorable. Oompa showed this poetic prowess as the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a finalist in the 2016 National Poetry Slam. With the release of her newest album, Cleo, Oompa has sold out the Sinclair and a number of other Boston venues.

In November 2020, Oompa dropped her most recent single entitled Closer along with a striking visual component. The song showcases a new sonic direction for her music and the lyrics convey a refusal to falter or be reactionary in the face of multiple global crises; the pandemic and an intense awakening about what it means to be Black in the world. This song isn’t a promise to be a cure to the world’s ills, but something that aims to counter the effects of the poison. Her next project, Unbothered is set to release in Fall 2021.

Follow OOMPA online via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Red Bull Dance Your Style Announces Return

The premiere one-on-one street dance competition will bring the country’s top street dance community together this fall

Red Bull Dance Your Style teams up with Caffeine to deliver interactive live streams from each stop on the 2021 USA Tour, allowing audiences everywhere to vote on their favorite dancers

The premiere one-on-one street dance competition Red Bull Dance Your Style returns, bringing together top dancers from around the world to connect and celebrate the diverse dance community. Returning with a stacked tour of U.S. qualifiers, the all-styles competition amplifies dance scenes from all corners of the country: Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and Washington D.C.

Kicking off on Friday, September 10th from the iconic Boston harbor, the best in hip-hop, house, waacking, popping, krumping, locking, and more will battle one-on-one bracket style, performing against a spontaneous soundtrack – from mainstream hits to timeless classics. An audience of dance lovers will play judge, ultimately deciding which dancer will advance from each qualifier to the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment, wowing the crowd and moving to the beat.

This year, for the first time ever, Caffeine will livestream all Red Bull Dance Your Style events taking place in the US. Caffeine produces and hosts some of the largest live streamed street culture events in the world. Millions of viewers tuned in over the past year to watch live battle rap from Ultimate Rap LeagueTommy the Clown, and street dance from partners like BattleFest, and Turf Inc.,with new, related content launching every month.

The Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA in Washington D.C. spans a full weekend, taking place from Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23, and provides a platform for artists to come together. The programming will have a line-up of curated dance events, workshops and performances featuring DJ, producer, label owner, and director TT The Artist and other iconic dancers and scene leaders. This final competition will give dancers a last shot to move onto the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, by battling wildcards at random including AngyilKrow and Princess Lockeroo.

2021 RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE U.S. SCHEDULE

Following 80 events in over 39 countries all around the globe, dance’s heavy-hitters will come together to battle for the third-ever Red Bull Dance Your Style World Championship title. For more information about where to buy tickets and event details follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website and be sure to follow Red Bull Dance on InstagramTik TokYouTube and Caffeine.

ABOUT RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE 

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global all-styles street dance event series with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, to locking to popping – dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will need to ‘wow’ the crowd and ultimately win their vote. Testing freestyle and musicality skills through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent global hits to classic beats, Red Bull Dance Your Style will have the crowd deciding who will rule the dance floor.

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston Launches Summer Experiences

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston launches four Boston Experiences, designed for guests and travelers to authentically discover Boston and beyond.

“When people think of Massachusetts, they think rich history, beautiful coastlines and picturesque brownstone lined streets. With this in mind, we have created some one-of-a-kind memorable experiences for our guests to enjoy. No matter how long or short their visit is, we want our guests to have an authentic but elevated adventure, and there’s no better time to enjoy these than summer in New England,” says Reed Kandalaft, General Manager.

City of Art

Expertly curated by world-renowned art consultants Kate Chertavian and Lucy Rosenburgh, the One Dalton Art Collection permeates every guest room, residence and public space. Guests are invited to embark on a discovery of Boston’s art scene starting with a self-guided tour of the Hotel’s art collection referencing the dedicated catalogue. Guests are invited to sip on a glass of Champagne while walking through the Hotel’s spectacular collection learning about works from Duke Riley, Yinka Shonibare, Tacita Dean and more.

Following the Hotel exploration, guests can choose to be whisked away by private car to an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Seaport District where Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston serves as the Official Hotel Partner. The concierge team can arrange for tickets to the current exhibition on display.

End the day at the Hotel’s new cocktail lounge Trifecta, where guests will witness artistry of another kind – a cocktail handcrafted just for them. Trifecta’s stunningly creative cocktail menu pays homage to the city of Boston as an artistic hub. Designed by Julia Casale, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, the menu features an eclectic mix of contemporary, stylised cocktails, drawing inspiration from the characters and cultural institutions that were pivotal in Bostonian history, and subsequently helped shape the future of the city. In addition to cocktails, guests will enjoy a light menu of local seafood and New England fare crafted by Chef Daniel Burger.

Discover Oyster Country

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is just a short drive to the Massachusetts coastline. Located just south of Boston in Duxbury and affectionately known as “The Napa Valley of Oysters,” Island Creek Oysters is one standout farm that raises the bar in sustainable luxury seafood.

Guests are invited to spend a day at Island Creek’s historic 11-acre (4.5 hectare) oyster farm, where they will get an interactive lesson in farming – from how the oysters start their lives in the hatchery to how farmers harvest them from the ocean waters. A captain will guide guests aboard the Nathaniel Winsor, a 27-foot (8 metre) Carolina Skiff boat and out on to the water for an up-close and hands-on oyster farming experience. Guests can then retreat to the farm’s bayfront raw bar for chilled wine, oysters and caviar while taking in the sweeping coastal views.

Should guests require transportation, a private car can be arranged by the Hotel’s Concierge to transport guests to and from the farm. Guests are also welcome to bring back fresh oysters and caviar, which can be enjoyed in the privacy of their room with a bottle of chilled Champagne.

Boston Photography Tour

Boston is home to some of the most picturesque spots and charming neighborhoods in the nation. To encourage guests to capture every moment of their visit, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston has created the ultimate guided “photo walk” tour around Boston’s most Instagrammable spots with a professional local photographer and guide.

This two-hour experience will take guests through iconic districts including Back Bay, Fenway and the South End, allowing participants to hone their photography skills and marvel at attractions at the same time. The photographer will make unscripted pit stops to sample his or her favorite local brews and food along the way. By the end of the experience, guests will have lived like a local and raised their Instagram game at the same time.

The photographer will take care of everything and including providing photography equipment (upon request) and following the tour, will share all of the images captured on the walk so guests can remember their adventure. If there’s any bucket list locations that guests simply must visit, the Concierge team can help design the perfect custom itinerary for the group.

Boston By Bike

Boston is the perfect city to navigate on two wheels. Hotel guests are invited to borrow a complimentary One Dalton Biria Bike during their stay and head out for a morning or afternoon of adventure. Take a ride down Commonwealth Avenue and explore the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with its stunning selection of trees and shrubs. Explore the Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (who also designed Central Park in New York City), which comprises more than 1,100 acres (445 hectares) and includes Boston Common, The Public Garden and The Fens, all of which are a short ride from the Hotel. Another great destination for a picturesque ride is the Charles River Esplanade, which runs for 3 miles (close to 5 kilometres) in the Back Bay area, all along the Charles River. It’s the perfect place to stop and take pictures along the way.

To make bike reservations, call the Concierge team on 617 377 4888. Guests are also invited to refer to the Insiders’ Guide to SpringSummer and Autumn with suggestions on where to go near and far.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ONE DALTON STREET, BOSTON ACHIEVES LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED) SILVER CERTIFICATION

The One Dalton team proudly celebrates this accomplishment as designated by the US Green Building Council

As a leader in the Boston community, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is committed to sustainability and improving the quality of life and overall health and wellness of Hotel guests, residents and team members. By developing and implementing proactive sustainable practices, the Hotel team proudly celebrates achieving the internationally recognized Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Launched in 1998 and first certifying projects in 2000, the USGBC created LEED to measure and define what a green building meant and to provide a metrics-based system to develop sustainable buildings. Through transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated to support sustainability, the goal is to reduce overall environmental impact and create a more sustainable life, consequently improving the quality of life for generations to come.

“We are delighted to have achieved this certification from the US Green Building Council and truly value our partnership. We are committed to practicing sustainability, preserving our planet’s limited resources and enhancing the lives of all that enter our building including guests, residents and team members. We will strive to implement measures that continually propel us forward as a leader in sustainable practices and the Boston community overall,” says Reed Kandalaft, General Manager.

While Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is now Silver LEED certified, the Hotel will continue to strive for Gold and then ultimately Platinum certification in the future. A concerted effort around recycling, eliminating single use plastics and styrofoam, and a keen focus on implementing sustainable material for meetings will largely dictate the way forward. The team is also committed to tracking and reporting Hotel-specific energy data to measure the carbon footprint and to completing annual energy audits and collaborating with energy experts to continually be at the forefront of innovations in the energy field.

As a 61-storey skyscraper in Back Bay and the third tallest building in Boston, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston opened in May 2019 and seemingly overnight, transformed the city skyline. Designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Gary Johnson of CambridgeSeven Associates, the glass skyscraper soars above the city at 724 feet (220 meters) in height. Surrounding the elliptical “guitar pick” shaped building are streetscapes by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.  Design mastermind, Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc, is the visionary behind the design aesthetic of the Hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms. The luxurious interior design exemplifies a cutting-edge modern aesthetic, ultimately creating the premier hotel experience in Boston.

Designed to appeal to both leisure and business guests, the Hotel features 215 guest rooms and suites; The Wellness Floor at One Dalton featuring a spa, fitness centre and indoor heated lap pool; Zuma, the internationally-acclaimed Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurant and bar; Trifecta Lobby Lounge; breakfast restaurant One + One; more than 11,000 square feet (1,000 square metres) of dedicated meeting and event space across two floors; a world-renowned art collection curated by Kate Chertavian; and 160 private residences.

LEED for Building Design and Construction, the category through which the Hotel received the coveted designation, provides a framework for building a holistic green building and gives developers a chance to create a healthy, resource-efficient and cost-effective building that also enhances the lives and experiences of everyone who walks through its doors. LEED certified buildings use less energy and water, avoiding waste and saving on maintenance costs, improving indoor air quality and creating less environmental burden on their community. Green building has subsequently grown into a trillion-dollar industry and LEED has become the most widely used green building program in the world.

BIA "WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” feat Nicki Minaj image shot by Bonnie Nicholds via Ayanna Wilks at Epic Records for use by 360 Magazine

BIA – WHOLE LOTTA MONEY

BIA’S “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” REMIX FEATURING NICKI MINAJ DEBUTS AT NO. 16 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

LISTEN HERE

#1 ON BILLBOARD R&B/HIP-HOP DIGITAL SONG SALES

FOR CERTAIN LP ARRIVES AT # 39 ON TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS; #64 ON BILLBOARD 200

BIA TO PERFORM AT ROLLING LOUD MIAMI THIS SUNDAY JULY 25

“Elsewhere on the Artist 100, BIA debuts at No. 73, as her single “Whole Lotta Money” debuts at No. 16 on the Hot 100. The song bows following the arrival of its remix featuring Nicki Minaj, powered by a 238% surge to 14.7 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. The song marks the first top 40 Hot 100 hit for BIA (aka Medford, Mass.-born Bianca Landrau), who previously hit the chart with the No. 46-peaking “Best on Earth,” with Russ, in 2019-20. “Money” also opens at No. 9 on Streaming Songs, giving BIA her first top 10 in her first appearance on the survey. Concurrently, her LP For Certain arrives at No. 39 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 12,000 equivalent album units (up 255%), also marking her first visit to the chart.” – BILLBOARD

“Four songs debuted in the Top Ten on the latest RS 100, with Bia’s “Whole Lotta Money” landing at Number Nine. The track originally appeared on the For Certain album in December before Nicki Minaj jumped on the remix.”ROLLING STONE

“On the remix, BIA and Minaj ride the bass-heavy beat with ease and naturally play off each other’s braggadocious energy to create a uniquely “BarBIA” experience.” FORBES

Check out the below performance dates to catch BIA at a festival near you and stay tuned for more music soon.

July 25 – Rolling Loud Miami

July 31 – 2021 Lollapalooza Chicago

September 18 – Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas

October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival

October 29 – Rolling Loud New York

November 13 – Day N Vegas Festival

December 10 – Rolling Loud California Festival

ABOUT BIA:

Platinum recording artist BIA has gradually been traveling along her own lane within music, a lane that only she can occupy. Raised in Boston, the rap femme fatale is known for music that possesses both biting wit and a boldly authentic swag. It comes, undoubtedly, from BIA’s years traveling through the Boston rap scene, later moving over to Miami, Los Angeles, and then taking over the world. With every mixtape, collaboration, and guest appearance, BIA has only amplified her reach. So much so, that she made the most in a pandemic, dominating 2020 with a fresh new perspective. She inked a deal with Epic Records, dropped the hard-hitting “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and the intoxicating “COVERGIRL”, as well as dove further into the fashion world with a feature in Good American’s Spring 2020 campaign and Missguided x Sean John Fall 2020 capsule collection.

By the close of 2020, she dropped her For Certain EP, armed with the hit single “Whole Lotta Money”—a song with a central message that unlimited currency can be both mental and physical. The EP reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, with the aforementioned single become a sleeper hit that would bring her uncharted.

*Photo credit: Bonnie Nicholds