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2020 Labor Day Celebrations

By Cassandra Yany

In the face of COVID-19, Labor Day weekend looked very different his year. Absent were the large family cookouts and pool parties, or the big end-of-summer beach crowds. Many cities even had to omit public fireworks to prevent mass gatherings. Though the long weekend did not bring the celebrations we’re used to, there were still plenty of safe ways to enjoy the holiday.

Virtual events allow you to take part in more activities in different locations than you would have been able to physically. Made in America, a festival started by Jay-Z in 2012, was set to take place in Philadelphia this past weekend. On July 1, festival organizers announced that it would be rescheduled to Labor Day weekend 2021. They said in a statement “Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systemic racism and police brutality. Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country.”

This year’s lineup went unannounced, but last year’s festival was headlined by Travis Scott and Cardi B. Since the physical festival was canceled, a livestream showcasing the best performances took place on the music streaming service TIDAL throughout the weekend. The virtual festival included sets from Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Coldplay, Rihanna and many other chart-topping artists.

Nationally, a Labor Day virtual race was held by The Best Races for runners to run anywhere on their own time and submit their results. Participants who registered for the full package received a personal coach who was available Monday through Friday to provide help and answer questions during training, and provided encouragement and support on the day of the race.

Runners across the country were able to choose the distance of the race they wanted to participate in. Depending on what package they signed up for, they received a certificate of completion and digital medal, a 3-inch medal sent to their homes, a printable custom bib, a custom digital photo card that contains the race results, a digital running journal, a t-shirt, optional course maps and an optional pen pal program. 

Based in Portland, the Oregon Labor Movement held a statewide virtual Labor Day celebration and call to action on Monday. The organizers brought light to issues taking place in the state saying, “Working Oregonians are facing three crises at once: a deadly global pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing institutional racism.”

The event began at noon and featured talks from Oregon’s labor leaders, elected officials, and working Oregon citizens regarding their desire for change and their pursuit toward justice for workers. This event came after Portland’s rise to national prominence for their Black Lives Matter demonstrations and federal agents entering the city in recent months.

A number of virtual events were held in Los Angeles this past weekend, as well. HomeState, the LA-based Texas Kitchen, held its first Margarita Showdown in 2019, but had to move it online this year due to the pandemic and social distancing measures. The virtual event took place Saturday via livestream. Margarita makers in the area competed to see whose drink was the best.

Voters received eight bottled margaritas, along with limes and garnishing salt to try the different submissions from the safety of their homes. The winner chosen was El Compadre, a local Mexcian restaurant. The event was hosted by comedian Cristela Alonzo, and featured musical performances by Chicano Batman, Spoon, Questlove, Fred Armisen, Local Natives and Angela Muñoz. All proceeds from the event benefit the organization No Us Without You! and the Watts Empowerment Center.

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica hosted a virtual Labor Day Pies class on Sunday. In the class, participants were taught how to make a s’mores pie and key lime pie. Registration for the class included access to the Zoom video meeting, as well as the recipe and shopping list. Recipes can also be found on Gourmandise’s Instagram.

Some cities were able to hold in-person events following social distancing guidelines. Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, located in the Seaport District, upheld its tradition of free admission on Labor Day. The museum is typically closed on Mondays, but was open from 10 am to 5 pm for guests who reserved tickets. 

Monday was the last day for guests to see the exhibits Tschabalala Self: Out of Body and Carolina Caycedo: Cosmotarrayas. Also on display were the Sterling Ruby, Nina Chanel Abney and Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama exhibits. The ICA has increased cleaning and follows Massachusetts COVID guidelines by requiring all staff and visitors to wear face coverings, and allowing a restricted number of guests each hour. Spaces that don’t allow physical distancing are temporarily closed, and exhibition labels and printed materials have been made available online to reduce touch surfaces.


In New York City, a Labor Day Paint in the Park event was held in Central Park. The two-hour socially distant class was led by a master artist who gave step-by-step painting instructions. Participants were required to wear masks and sit six feet apart. Admission included a pre-sketched canvas and painting supplies, and parties were encouraged to bring food and drinks to snack on during the class.

For those who wanted to enjoy the holiday by relaxing at home with their favorite movie or TV show, a number of stores had sales to mark the end of summer. There were countless deals that shoppers could take advantage of to celebrate their work.
Many workers have faced great adversity within the past eight months, some losing their positions and having to move quickly to find a new one, and others doing their job in a way they never thought they would have to. Whether you stayed in or got out of the house for some socially-distant fun, Monday was definitely a day worth celebrating.

AlunaGeorge

LISTEN “SUPERIOR EMOTION” FT. CAUTIOUS CLAY

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British duo AlunaGeorge are back and stronger than ever with the release of their brand new single “Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay. The single is available on all digital platforms today and comes with the announcement of an incredible new EP titled ‘Champagne Eyes,’ set for a worldwide release on October 5.

“Superior Emotion” was recorded in New York City earlier this year and features Brooklyn Cold War soul-singer Cautious Clay whose tender vocals fit effortlessly with power-house, front-woman and lyricist Aluna Francis’ signature voice, resulting in the perfect end-of-summer soul-jam and captivating introduction into AlunaGeorge’s forthcoming body of work, set for global release on October 5.

AlunaGeorge first emerged back in 2012 with their breakthrough single “You Know You Like It,” and was later shortlisted for a 2013 BRIT Award and nominated for the Sound of 2013 Poll. They released their debut album, Body Music in July of 2013 and scored their first top-40 entry with “White Noise,” a collaboration with fellow UK duo Disclosure. High profile collaborations followed with the likes of Diplo & Skrillex’s DJ duo Jack Ü (“To Ü) and ZHU (“Automatic”). Following the announcement of their sophomore album, I Remember, AlunaGeorge released a string of singles, including title track “I Remember” (a collaboration with Australian producer Flume) a second collaboration with ZHU(“My Blood”), and “Mean What I Mean” featuring Leikeli47 and Dreezy. In 2016, AlunaGeorge toured North America with the likes of Miguel and Sia and joined Coldplay on their 2017 A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Europe.

“Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay is available worldwide now.

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ALESSIA CARA

In this Celebrity ASMR interview, singer Alessia Cara explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. In honor of her songs ‘Sweater Weather’, ‘Here’, and ‘Growing Pains’, her experiences on the Coldplay Tour and at the Grammys, and her role in Moana, Cara plays with a sweater, party streamers, balloons, seashells, her vinyl album ‘Know It All’, and wooden building blocks.
LISTEN TO “GROWING PAINS” HERE:
http://AlessiaCara.lnk.to/GrowingPains

The Initial Cocktail Outing Party

Hooch App and Samsung Next presented

The Initial Cocktail Outing Party

in Austin during SxSW

with performance by Grammy Nominated Artist Fat Joe (All the Way Up, What’s Luv, Lean Back),

and special DJ set by Grammy Awarded Producers Stargate (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Coldplay)

Attendees enjoyed cocktails with the Hooch App while danced the night away to over a dozen hits by Fat Joe and experienced a rare Stargate on stage DJ set including debut of their latest single for the very first time.

ASHLEY BENSON × PRIVÉ REVAUX

PRIVÉ REVAUX LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION AND CAMPAIGN

Brand upgrades offerings with The Icon Collection and new prescription lens program from partners Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Piven and Ashley Benson
  

Following the brand’s successful launch this summer, Privé Revaux is releasing its second collection of handcrafted eyewear, along with a new campaign starring brand partners Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Piven and Ashley Benson; styled by creative directors Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi, and shot by Steven Taylor. Along with the new collection, Privé Revaux will also debut prescription glasses and new exciting retailers.  

The new Icon Collection pays homage to iconic figures who ignite inspiration, both current and past—The Einstein, The McQueen, The Karl, The Jackie O. Each design has been upgraded in both quality and design, crafted by hand with high-end materials including acetate and a proprietary lightweight, yet durable metal alloy. Additional features include newly designed hinge screws and more; all still retailing for only $29.95 per pair.

In addition to new styles, Privé Revaux will also expand from traditional sunglasses to prescription sunglasses and optical frames with the new Privélege program. Launching within the next few weeks, Privélege is a subscription service that grants members exclusive access to money saving benefits. For only $29.95/year (the price of one pair of Privé Revaux glasses), members can add prescription lenses to their Privé Revaux frames at wholesale cost. Frames with prescription lenses will begin at $59.95 (depending on lens type), a fraction of the price of typical prescription glasses. In addition, members will be privileged with early access to limited-edition frames and exclusive discounts. To enhance the shopping experience, customers can utilize “The Reframer Virtual Try-On,” a digital tool exclusively on PriveRevaux.com where customers can upload a selfie to see how any frame will fit their face prior to purchase.

“Since inception, Privé Revaux designs have been consistently selling out, so we wanted to offer our customers new and fresh styles to love. We’ve upgraded everything from high-end materials to affordable prescription lenses, as well as a better user experience with a digital try-on tool, local kiosks and brick-and-mortar retail expansion so buyers can easily find the perfect fit—all at the same amazing price,” says David Schottenstein, Privé Revaux Founder.

Since June, Privé Revaux has rapidly expanded it retail footprint. The Icon Collection will not only be available online at PriveRevaux.com and retail giant Amazon.com but also at major department stores, Privé Revaux-branded kiosks and brick-and-mortar shops this November. Privé Revaux will also be launching in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with Catch Group, selling through the retailer’s various sales channels including Catch.com.au. Additionally, the brand will be available internationally in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Africa, Norway, UK, Italy, the Philippines and the Middle East.

 

Photo Credit: Steven Taylor/Privé Revaux

About Privé Revaux Eyewear:

Privé Revaux Eyewear was established to disrupt the eyewear market as a purveyor of quality goods at a great value. It was built on a shared passion for style and quality from serial entrepreneur David Schottenstein along with an elite team including celebrity visionaries Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson and Jeremy Piven as well as VP of Celebrity Relations Dave Osokow and Creative Directors Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. With more than 100 hand-crafted and polarized designer frames for $29.95, everyone can be anyone. Each style is named to evoke a personality from The Artist and The Socialite to The Boss and The Godfather. Privé Revaux Eyewear is available on priverevaux.com and at Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.priverevaux.com.

COLDPLAY’S KALEIDOSCOPE EP OUT NOW

 Coldplay’s new five-track Kaleidoscope EP is out now to download and stream worldwide (the CD and vinyl versions of the EP will follow on August 4). Click to listen on Spotify or Apple Music / iTunes.

 

     The band have also just premiered a new lyric video for Miracles (Someone Special),a collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean,which you can watch now at youtu.be/z9BPMjL44Aw.The video was directed byBen Mor.

 

 

     The EP was produced by the band’s long-term collaborators Rik Simpson and Daniel Green,together with Bill Rahko, and features a new live version of Coldplay’s hit single with The Chainsmokers,Something Just Like This,recorded in Tokyo in April. The full tracklisting is as follows:

 

1  All I Can Think About Is You

2  Miracles (Someone Special) – Coldplay & Big Sean

3  A L I E N S

4  Something Just Like This (Tokyo Remix) – Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

5  Hypnotised

 

     The EP is the sister release to the band’s acclaimed

A Head Full Of Dreams album, which has sold more than 5 million copies since its December 2015 release. The four new songs were recorded in the band’s on-the-road studio during their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which reaches Paris this weekend for three sold out nights at the Stade de France.

 

     The song A L I E N S was co-written by Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno, Rik Simpson and Markus Dravs. All proceeds from A L I E N S will go to Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), an international NGO which rescues migrants and refugees in peril at sea in the Mediterranean. The band are patrons of the charity.

 

 

The A Head Full Of Dreams Tour continues to North America for dates in August, September and October, before culminating with newly-announced shows in Brazil and Argentina in November. More than 4.6 million tickets have now been sold for the tour. For the full list of upcoming concerts,

go to coldplay.com/tour.  

ALUNAGEORGE

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ALUNAGEORGE RELEASES NEW TRACK — “TURN UP THE LOVE” TODAY VIA GEFFEN RECORDS 

LONDON DUO ON TOUR WITH COLDPLAY IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST

London duo AlunaGeorge have released their new track “Turn Up The Love,” available today via all digital retailers. Listen HERE. Earlier this week, the band released another new track, “Last Kiss,” listen to it HERE.

“The creative concept is to release two tracks, one upbeat song and one ballad, to symbolize “light and shade” and highlight the duality of both songs,” says vocalist Aluna Francis.

Last fall, AlunaGeorge released their sophomore album I Remember, which found Francis and producer George Reid burnishing their unique sonic palette by pushing forward into bolder territories and channeling personal experience through a mélange of pop styles. The album featured the singles “I’m In Control” (featuring Popcaan), the Flume-produced “I Remember,” and“My Blood” (featuring Zhu), and earned the duo critical raves. People magazine called it “another set of buoyant bangers,” while Nylon noted its “sensational electro-meets R&B flavor.” MTV said: “AlunaGeorge put the human heart in dance pop.”

After touring with Sia last fall in support of I Remember, AlunaGeorge will hit the road with Coldplay beginning August 1st. Please see below for all of the duo’s upcoming tour dates.

July 29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Pool (DJ set)
Aug 01 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium (with Coldplay)
Aug 04 –Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium (with Coldplay)
Aug 06 –Landover, MD @ FedExField (with Coldplay)
Aug 08 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (with Coldplay)
Aug 09 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (with Coldplay)
Aug 12 –Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium (with Coldplay)
Aug 14 –Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center (with Coldplay)
Aug 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center (with Coldplay)
Aug 17 –Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field (with Coldplay)
Aug 19 –Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena (with Coldplay)
Aug 21 –Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (with Coldplay)
Aug 22 –Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (with Coldplay)
Aug 24 – Austin, TX @ Kingdom (DJ set) 
Aug 25 –Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium (with Coldplay)
Aug 28 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (with Coldplay)

 

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“Last Kiss”

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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LastKissAGAmz
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“Turn Up The Love”

Retail: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLove
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLoveiT
Apple: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLoveAp
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLoveAmz 
Google: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLoveGp

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TurnUpTheLoveSp

 

For more about AlunaGeorge: 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alunageorge
Instagram: http://instagram/com/alunageorge
Twitter: http://twitter.com/alunageorge

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