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TIME LIFE magazine holiday gift guide via 360 MAGAZINE.

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Time Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring the Very Best DVD and Music Collections

From Elvis Presley to The Beatles and The Rolling Stone, The Temptations and The Supremes, The Ed Sullivan Show broadcast the music revolution into living rooms across America. Perfect for holiday gift giving, Time Life presents ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS, a spectacular DVD collector’s set featuring two decades of historic music performances from the longest-running and most iconic prime-time variety show in television history

From the late 50s through the early ’70s — families across America gathered around their television every Sunday night to watch The Ed Sullivan Show. And while the country and its music underwent an enormous evolution over the course of those years, the show not only kept up with the times, but it informed them — evidenced by the wide variety of acts fortunate enough to perform live on the stage of Studio 50. From slick-haired snarlers to soulful singing groups to rebellious rockers from across the Atlantic, Ed Sullivan’s musical guests were a who’s who of the era’s popular culture. And today, they’re regarded as some of the greatest artists of all time. The long and winding road of music history is full of forks, but from the 1950s through the early ’70s, one stop was essential: The Ed Sullivan Show.

The acclaimed TV DVD archivists at Time Life invite music lovers and classic TV aficionados to experience the excitement of these once-in-a-lifetime performances in one spectacular DVD collection: ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS. From rock n’ roll legends to shimmering soul superstars, The British Invasion to Folk Rock, psychedelic pop, and so much more, Ed Sullivan showcased them all on his Sunday Night variety show, week after unforgettable week. This set brings the very best of these performances together in one memorable 10-disc set, featuring 128 live, uncut performances from the greatest performers and musical icons of the 20th century including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Supremes The Band, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, Herman’s Hermits, Buddy Holly, The Jackson 5, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and many many more!

Aside from these legendary performances, ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK & ROLL CLASSICS also features never-before-released full interviews from The History of Rock N’ Roll documentary series, including David Crosby, Felix Cavaliere, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michelle Phillips, Peter Noone, Roger McGuinn and more, a collectible, full-color 36-page booklet, packed with archival photos and fascinating facts, along with The All-Star Comedy Special, a free bonus DVD which includes performances by the top comedians on The Ed Sullivan Show including Alan King, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and many more. (Available exclusively from Time Life $119.96).

Since the earliest days of country music, gospel music spilled from the Sunday morning church pews and was recorded by the popular artists of the day. And it’s that powerful and undeniable connection between its most iconic performers and gospel that’s celebrated in the inspirational 10-disc collector’s set, AMAZING GRACE: COUNTRY STARS SING SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE, available just in time for holiday gift giving!

Spotlighting some of the best-loved artists in country music, and featuring 153 incredible live performances, this collection is filled with the sharing of powerful songs of faith that have reverberated inside church walls and concert halls for decades. 

Now for the very first time, home audiences can enjoy live performances of the greatest country artists performing songs of faith and hope, all in one stunning, star-studded collection. Highlighted by live performances from Alan Jackson, Alabama, the Statler Brothers, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, George Jones, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Gatlin Brothers and dozens more, they’ve all gone back to their roots to revive such timeless hymns as “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “In the Garden”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more!  A powerful intersection between faith and art, this collectible set also includes bonuses too numerous to mention, but includes more than a dozen exclusive interviews and performances, a full-color 36-page collector’s book loaded with archival photos and two bonus DVDs from the “Opry Gospel Classics” set, featuring live performances from the stage of the iconic theater (Available exclusively on Time Life $134.95)

Time Life delivers RUSSELL SIMMONS’ DEF COMEDY JAM COLLECTION, the dopest, deffest DVD collection hailing from the smash-hit HBO series, a showcase for some of the biggest names in comedy – from Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart to Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and more! This iconic TV series gets the award-winning Time Life boxed set treatment with an epic 12-disc set featuring 36 of the best episodes from all 9 Seasons, a bonus DVD of Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam, and a 24-page Def Comedy Jam collector’s booklet!

When Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in the winter of 1992, the nation’s cool kids took notice. The “for mature audiences only” show aired Fridays at midnight, leading legions of college students and young adults to exit the clubs and finds TVs – or not go out at all – so they could catch a half-hour glimpse of the would-be stars who made them laugh, and the hip-hop stars and superstar athletes who were in the studio audience. Def Comedy Jam would go on to become one of HBO’s earliest mega-hits, and by the late ’90s it was the #1 comedy show to ever air on pay TV and cable. In fact, no other modern-day comedy tour or series can boast a run so successful that dozens of its denizens were skyrocketed from regional obscurity to international superstardom, including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Kevin Hart. 

Now, Time Life delivers this smash series to comedy lovers everywhere with a 12-disc DVD set featuring the very best episodes from the biggest, groundbreaking, star-making comedy show of all time! Included in the jam-packed set are 36 episodes across all nine history-making seasons – over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from comedy giants such as Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Damon Wayans, Jr., and so many more! Aside from far too many celebrity cameos to mention, the set also includes a bonus episode of “2 Raw 4 TV,” which speaks for itself. (Available exclusively on Time Life $99.95)

Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s greats during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. These induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Across 10 DVDs, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT brings together the very best performances from 34 years of induction ceremonies – over 33 hours of incredible entertainment, along with poignant reunions, one-of-a-kind collaborations, moving and often hilarious induction speeches! 

Featuring 201 total performances, on ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT, you’ll be treated to unforgettable performances by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Chicago, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Mick Jagger, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Prince, R.E.M., Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Sting, James Taylor and U2. Classic rock aficionados will thrill to the once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaborations including “Born To Run” – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Billy Joel, “Gimme Shelter” – U2 with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am, “The Weight” – The Band with Eric Clapton, “Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills & Nash with James Taylor and Emmylou Harris and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince.

And the biggest and best video music collection Time Life has ever produced is now bigger and better than ever with 22 performances from 2018 and 2019 that have never been available before by artists including Bon Jovi, The Cars, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Moody Blues and more! Also included in this set is a free 3 DVD bonus collection: the complete 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts an Emmy award-winning celebration called “the best concerts ever” it also includes a 36-page Rolling Stone Magazine souvenir booklet commemorating these shows. (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $119.96)

The 60s were a decade of change. New hopes, dreams, and attitudes created the fantastic music scene that still echoes to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the most significant artists performing their biggest pop hits from an unforgettable decade are together in FOREVER 60s, a 9-CD set guaranteed to bring you back to yesteryear!    

Only Time Life could bring music lovers such a variety of musical magic, including original hit recordings such as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys, “Cherish” by The Association, “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” by Frankie Valli, “These Eyes” by The Guess Who, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon, “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, and so many more. Other iconic performers of the time includes the best-loved hits from Bobby Darin, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Neil Sedaka, The Rascals, Sony and Cher and more! FOREVER 60s also includes a FREE bonus CD “Motown’s 60s Classics” that includes hits from The Supremes, Four Tops, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, along with a collectible 24-page booklet featuring photos and stories about the artists and their timeless 60s songs. (Available exclusively on Time Life $149.95)

Nothing matches the unmistakable passion of Soul music. The legends of Soul in the 50s and 60s brought us songs packed with intense passion and emotion, and these hits bring back wonderful memories of that era when all-time legends gave us the true beginnings of Soul. Now, for the first time ever, of the most beloved hits from this golden age of soul are together in Time Life’s FOREVER SOUL, a superlative 9-CD collection.

FOREVER SOUL features 154 original classics that defined a generation including “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown, “I’ve Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, “Get Ready” by The Temptations, “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett, and so many more! Other legendary artists on the collection who’ve reached deep into our hearts and touched our souls include Four Tops, The Impressions, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations and more! Also included is a FREE Bonus CD, The Best of Sam Cooke, filled with 15 incredible hits by one of Soul’s most influential artists including “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and many more! (Available exclusively at Time Life.com $149.95)

Beaches, sunsets, and lazy afternoons filled with sun-kissed melodies and cherished memories. These are the songs that make every day feel like summertime. Sit back and relax with the soft rock sounds of the 70s and 80s with Time Life’s SUMMER BREEZE COLLECTION

Across 10 CDs, SUMMER BREEZE soft rock fans will thrill to the most unforgettable soft rock classics including “Breeze” by Seals & Crofts, “Sailing” by Christopher Cross, “Escape (The Pi&#f1a Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. “Sara Smile” from Daryl Hall & John Oates, “Still the One” from Orleans and “Even the Nights Are Better” by Air Supply. Other favorite artists of the time include Ambrosia, America, Bread, Chicago, Phil Collins, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, Kenny Loggins, Toto and so many more! Included is also a FREE Bonus CD, Classic Rock Ballads, filled with 16 hits including “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” by Boston, “Lady” by Styx, “Heaven” by Warrant, “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf and more! (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $139.95)

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music show in television history, and since the beginning it has held a special connection to country music. Beloved by artists and fans alike, Austin City Limits is known for authentic music presented in live and uncut performances and with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY, home audiences can experience Austin City Limits country music like never before! 

Hand-selected from over 40 years of Austin City Limits archives AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY brings together most iconic country artists across five decades performances their most beloved hits, and features an astounding 164 live, uncut performances from 1974 – 2018 including Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning”, Reba McEntire’s “Whoever’s In New England”, Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around”, Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ On Love”, and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.” Other country icons featured include   Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins and Buck Owens, superstars such as Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, and Randy Travis plus today’s greats including Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Brad Paisley. 

Plus, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS COUNTRY includes once-in-a-lifetime collaborations like Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson singing “Me and Bobby McGee” Vince Gill and Patty Loveless singing “After The Fire Is Gone” and Emmylou Harris singing “Crazy” along with Willie Nelson who wrote the song. Also featured are bonus interviews a FREE bonus DVD of the Austin City Limits 1974 pilot episode featuring a complete Willie Nelson concert and a collectible memory booklet. (Available exclusively on TimeLife.com $119.96)

About Time Life Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club At The LINQ via 360 MAGAZINE

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club To Reopen At The LINQ Promenade Nov. 3

Celebrated Vegas Comedy Club Will Reopen in November with Headliners Gina Brillon and Luenell  

Late-night talk show host and Las Vegas-raised Jimmy Kimmel will reopen his comedy club November 3, 2022, at The LINQ Promenade with a lineup of comedians, including Gina Brillon and Luenell. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is located across from Brooklyn Bowl and near the High Roller – the tallest observation wheel in North America.

“Las Vegas is my hometown and live entertainment was hit harder here than anyplace. It’s time to stop inhaling and get back to laughing,” said Kimmel. “We have a great lineup of comedians who are more than ready to get back to doing what they love in the city we love.”

Kimmel has joined forces with Pompey Entertainment, a company owned by famed Las Vegas entertainment executive Damian Costa and successful entrepreneur Nick Cordaro. Together, they make up Pompey Entertainment, charged with running the operations and management of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club. Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the club will showcase an extraordinary roster of acts scheduled by Kimmel and Costa based on their deep reach into the entertainment community. The 8,000-square-foot venue delivers the ultimate comedy club experience with exceptional attention to detail, from food to specialty cocktails, the stage and a fun-filled atmosphere.

“Jimmy Kimmel is a Las Vegas legend who can attract the best comedians in the business. We give show-goers an unforgettable night of laughter,” said Cordaro. 

Added Costa, “The food, drinks and comedy–it’s all here and delivered in a classic Vegas setting. We want our audiences to laugh and remember our shows as the best stop on their Vegas adventures.” 

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club offers a menu of high-end casual cuisine featuring a variety of shareable bites. Craft cocktails are named for people and places in Jimmy’s life–such as the bourbon-based “Aunt Chippy” and tequila-fueled “Guillermo.” With a full kitchen and service staff, guests can enjoy casual fare and libations before, during and after performances. Daily happy hour takes place from 5 – 7 p.m. featuring $5 shots, $6 beers, well drinks and wine, and $7 for select food options.

ABOUT JIMMY KIMMEL’S COMEDY CLUB
Curated and designed by comedian, writer, producer and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade captures the spirit of Kimmel’s hometown of Vegas. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club features late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. Complete with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests, the dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue provides an optimal setting for both the audience and performers alike. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club offers performances Tuesday at 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and midnight shows on Saturdays. Voted Best Comedy Club in Las Vegas by the Best of Las Vegas awards, the club showcases comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Jimmy Kimmel and his team. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.kimmelscomedyclub.com or call (702) 777-2782.

About Pompey Entertainment
Pompey Entertainment is a Las Vegas-born company helmed by Las Vegas entertainment industry veteran Damian Costa in partnership with Nick Cordaro, a successful entrepreneur. Pompey Entertainment provides focused expertise in all areas of entertainment to a number of artists, shows and venues. Follow Pompey entertainment: facebook.com/PompeyEntertainment.

About The LINQ Promenade
The LINQ Promenade is the world-renowned, award-winning open-air district featuring more than 35 unique entertainment, experiences, retail and dining locations. Home to High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in North America, and Fly LINQ, the only zipline in the world to offer riders the ability to fly simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines. With the addition of the only zipline on the Strip, The LINQ Promenade is now the center for world-class attractions. High Roller quickly emerged as an instantly recognizable part of the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline and consistently ranks as one of the best, “must-see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world, ranging from Travel + Leisure to USA Today and Trip Advisor. For more information, go to TheLINQ.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The LINQ Promenade at @The LINQ on Facebook and follow @LINQPromenade on Twitter and Instagram. (Hashtags: #LINQLife, #RevolveVegas, #HighRollerVegas).  Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

CHERRY POPPINS PRODUCTIONS by Kim Koury via 360 Magazine

XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL

Cherry Poppin Productions Presents: XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL Burlesque Musical Parody Show at Bourbon Room Sept 26

Address

The Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets can be purchased in advance at:

https://www.cherrytickets.com

www.cherrypoppinsproductions.com

  • Bubble Zone Tickets: $40
  • General Admission Tickets: $30

The smash hit is BACK and ready to take on a bigger venue with a bigger bang! Don’t miss this one-night-only event!

Emma Hunton, Garrett Clayton, and Carly Jibson star in this Burlesque musical parody mashup of TV shows, high schools, cities, and time periods set to your favorite music! XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL asks hard-hitting questions like, what if Kristen Bell’s narration of Gossip Girl all of a sudden had to deal with the insanity that happens in Euphoria? What if B and S are no longer the most dramatic people in high school? Will Maddy be able to burlesque with those nails? Will Cassie find a horse to ride? Why does every bestie duo fight over some rando named Nate?! Will Ashtray sing a love ballad to Fez? Will Lexi get to direct the whole show? Will Jules steal all of our hearts again?

You can only find out what the heck is happening in XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL by getting a ticket and joining us for dinner, drinks, and a whirlwind of a show. Try not to laugh so hard you pee!

Featuring

Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live, Teen Beach Movie)

Ty Deran (Kinky Boots, Home Street Home)

Kristyn Evelyn (Cherry Poppins, Center Theatre Group)

Everjohn Feliciano (One Flew Over the Cuckooߣs Nest, Dogfight)

Bianca Gisselle (Unlocked, Huluߣs Palm Springs)

Emma Hunton (Good Trouble, Wicked)

Carly Jibson (The Guest Book, Crybaby)

Janaya Mahealani Jones (Memphis, VHS Christmas Carol)

Meredith Lim (Whoߣs Afraid of David Lynch, Cages)

Alli Miller-Fisher (Co-Founder Cherry Poppins, Dragula)

Matthew Scott Montgomery (Unidentified with Demi Lavato, Stage Kiss)

Sarah Wines (Cherry Poppins, Toil and Trouble)

Lauren Avon (Cherry Poppins)

Brin Hamblin (Cherry Poppins)

Producers: Sarah Haworth-Hodges, Chadd McMillan, Lauren Avon Emma Hunton&#a0;and Alli Miller-Fisher

Written by: Alli Miller-Fisher

Directed by: Alli Miller-Fisher, Chadd McMillan and Sarah Haworth-Hodges

Choreographed by: Lauren Avon and Brin Hamblin

Musical Director: Sandy Chao Wang

WATCH THE XOXO EUPHORIA GIRL TRAILER HERE.

ABOUT CHERRY POPPINS PRODUCTIONS

Conceptualized and founded by Alli Miller and Sarah Haworth, creates contemporary, interactive theatre experiences for Los Angeles audiences. In addition to producing musical theatre burlesque shows all over Los Angeles county, Cherry Poppins has also expanded to produce many musicals and plays. Cherry Poppin’s mission as a company is to entertain and tell stories in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in which the audience is not just a witness but a willing and active participant. Cherry Poppins is rejuvenating the live performance theatre scene in Los Angeles…. come to a Cherry-produced show with your tie undone and your drink in your hand. www.cherrypoppinsproductions.com

ABOUT THE BOURBON ROOM

Located in the Vinyl District on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Bourbon Room brings the best in live music, nightlife, comedy, theater, and dining to Hollywood with the same edgy, rock-and-roll attitude that built The Sunset Strip. If Joeߣs Pub and The Troubadour had a baby, it would be The Bourbon Room. The menu is curated by Chef Frankie Guerrero and features American comfort food, craft cocktails, and fine wine. The Bourbon Room is also the gateway to a 200-seat custom-built theater, featuring cutting-edge production capabilities and a full-service bar, perfect for any event. Kicked off by the global sensation Rock of Ages, The Bourbon Room was home to the sold-out run of For The Recordߣs Tarantino Live and Éc;Netflix is a JokeÉd; comedy series. The venue hosts live performances of all genres in the main theater and offers an intimate, speakeasy cocktail lounge and restaurant for cocktails or a bite before or after a show. The Bourbon Room Hollywood is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. www.bourbonroomhollywood.com

Socials: @cherrypoppinsla @bourbonroomhollywood

EL VESTIDO cover art via Warner Music Latina for use by 360 Magazine

SERGI – EL VESTIDO

Peruvian singer and songwriter, Sergi, is premiering his latest single El Vestido under Warner Music Latina. “El Vestido” and its official music video are now available on all digital platforms.

El Vestido was co-written by VibarcoSensei and Sergi himself while it was produced by Colombian producer, Maki Vaez. Like his previous singles, “El Vestido” talks about a heartbreak as a reminder of someone who is still missing their ex-partner. Despite the changes he has had in his style, Sergi, still has the essence of the composition, using various images and very descriptive lyrics to describe love and the different situations one lives in love.

“I think the key is to compose songs that people can relate to. To be the voice of the people during their happy days, as well as in the sad ones”, commented Sergi

The music video was filmed in Lima, Peru and directed by Renzo Bernasconi, known in the audiovisual world as “El Chato Re”. In the video we see Sergi throughout different scenes thinking about that person whom he still continues to miss and continues bringing back memories to his head even when he is enjoying the party in Ibiza as mentioned in the song. The video is a comedy, but with hints of drama representing both the singer’s personality and his sense of humor.

JUST FOR LAUGHS

Just For Laughs is pleased to announce that Just For Laughs Escapes is heading back to Cancun for more non-stop comedy in the sun between November 2-6, 2022. Collaborating once more with leading travel company, Pollen Presents, Just For Laughs will be taking over Barcelo Maya Grand Resorts to offer comedy fans from around the world a packed program of premium comedy experiences.

The highly anticipated, tropical comedy event will feature star-studded, stand up comedy, interactive events and original musical performances. Combining one of the world’s most popular beach destinations with a powerhouse lineup of comedy, guests can look forward to performances from Dane Cook, Tim Dillon, Craig Robinson, Jeff Ross, Trash Tuesday and many more. Guests can also enjoy live comedy podcast recordings while relaxing by the pool and kick back at after-hours beach parties by The Goddam Comedy Jam starring Josh Adam Myers. Additional add-on experiences, such as boat parties, will also be available.

Comedy fans will be able take advantage of all the amenities of the Barcelo Maya Grand Resorts as part of their package. Situated on a 1.25-mile-long (2kms) white sand beachfront, this leading five star resort offers an extensive pool complex, waterpark, bowling alley, multiple restaurants, children’s activities, sports bar, spa and wellness complex.

Celebrated as the world’s largest international comedy festival, Just For Laughs has brought the industry’s most iconic names to Montreal for nearly 40 years. As a mecca for both emerging and established comedians alike, JFL’s events have featured the likes of Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Hannah Gadsby, Sebastian Maniscalco, Russell Peters, John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Jo Koy, Amy Schumer, and countless others.

For more info about the experience, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, and to stay up to date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and news, visit Pollen’s website.

Pollen is a leading travel company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Customers who travel with Pollen immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke travel experiences with mega stars like Justin Bieber, J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch, and more.

Founded in 1983, the Just for Laughs Group is the most important player in the global comedy industry. Under the management of Groupe CH, Bell Media and ICM Partners, the company is an international powerhouse in the creation of multi-platform comedy content. Every year, it entertains millions of spectators with its festivals and events on Canadian and international stages, in Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – as well as in Toronto, Vancouver in Canada, Sydney, Australia, Austin, Texas, London, UK and Bermuda. The Group organizes shows featuring thousands of comics from Canada and other countries, including established artists as well as up-and-comers; stages its own comedy shows and musicals; produces touring shows; broadcasts digital and televised content (notably Gags, which is shown in 150 countries and followed by an online audience of ten million on YouTube); manages talented artists; and is the originator of the ComedyPRO and JPR Pro industry conferences.

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Yvie Oddly and Jaida Essence Hall attend as RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 & The Trevor Project light The Empire State Building on May 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ViacomCBS/Paramount+) via 360 MAGAZINE

RuPaul’s All Stars

World of Wonder announced RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 on April 13. Eight winners from seven seasons alongside of its spin-offs, have re-entered the workroom for an entirely new interval. It premieres Friday, May 20 on Paramount+. Let’s meet the queens of All Stars 7.

Jinkx Monsoon

Original Season: 5

Seattle’s oldest milf, Jinkx Monsoon, enters the competition as one of the most celebrated winners. She became widely known for her eccentricity and underdog narrative. Notable performances include: her hilarious portrayal of Little Edie in the Snatch Game (one of the greatest of all time), her lip sync with Detox and her Rupaul Roast. Although she excelled at comedy, many fans became baffled with her design and makeup techniques.

Yvie Oddly

Original Season: 11

Yvie Oddly possesses an ecletic drag appeal and choreography, but snatched the crown with their flare for fashion. While making an entrance, she wore an unflattering green dress and confused everyone. Although she didn’t win many challenges, her lip sync with Brooke Lynn Hytes season standout.

The Vivienne

Original Season: Rupaul’s Dra Race Uk Season 1

The Vivienne is notorious for her snatch game. The predecessor of UK spin-off. It was the first time contestants battled it out for cash prize. Her impersonation of Donald Trump will forever be etched in our memories largely due to judge Michelle Visage. Lastly, the torment which heavily sits on her braud shoulders hasn’t lifted, since broadcasting to an international audience is demanding.

Raja

Original Season: 3

Ten years has passed, since Raja graced the runway. This OG fashionista earned the crown and slayed the wig challenge with her Marie Antoinette look. One the episode wrapped, she began hosting YouTube series Fashion Photo Ruview in tandem with Season 2 contestant, Raven. And, the series became an overnight sensation!

Shea Coulee

Seasons: Season 9, All-Stars 5

Shea Coulee, with three wins in a row, almost captured the crown. However, Sasha Velour’s rose petal lip sync derailed her win streak. She excelled various challenges: comedy, runway, makeup skills and fashion–her nylon nude illusion made jaws drop. With a clear and obvious winner in sight, the audience grew uninterested.

Trinity the Tuck

Seasons: Season 9, All-Stars 4

Trinity the Tuck, the co-winner of All Stars 4, held the title for most controversial. She was brilliant in the body, looks and comedy categories. And, Caitlyn Jenner hit a homerun for variety show performance. However, controversy began to bubble under with rumors of her impersonating a black trans, ultimately damaging her chances.

Monet X Change

Original Seasons: Season 10 and All Stars 4

Monet X Change never won in her original season but had somd luck in her All Stars run. Eventually, her lip sync prowess took the crown. Soon after, she was hired to host The Pit Stop and Sibling Rivalry podcast along with fellow winner Bob the Drag Queen

Jaida Essence Hall

Season: 12

Just prior to the start of season 12, Jaida Essence Hall, became a member of the cast. Celebrated both for her trade challenges and hilarious debate, her seeming unpredictability is what makes people gravitate in her direction.  

Article: Armon Hayes, Skyler Johnson, Vaughn Lowery

Photo: (L-R) The Vivienne, Jinx Monsoon, Raja, Jaida Essence Hall, Shea Coulee, Monet X Change, Yvie Oddly and Trinity The Tuck attend as RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 & The Trevor Project light The Empire State Building on May 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ViacomCBS/Paramount+)

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James Flowers × Marlan Wayans

In this week’s episode of Understanding the Human Condition with Dr. James Flowers, Houston’s celebrity mental health expert Dr. James S. Flowers, Ph.D., LPC-S, sits down with actor and comedian Marlon Wayans to discuss the intersections of grief, trauma and comedy.

“You have this skill set to take something so dark and find something funny about it,” said Wayans, “It doesn’t mean you don’t deal with that pain. It’s just you go, okay what’s funny about it?”

This week’s episode is perfect for the current moment as we are coming off the heels of Mother’s Day and are still in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month. In their poignant discussion, Flowers and Wayans reveal the heartbreak and potential for comedy and healing within the struggles of losing their mothers.

“My new set right now, I talk about the most traumatic thing that ever happened to me, which was losing my mother,” said Wayans, “And that’s crazy that you would make a set about losing your mother. Like what’s funny about that? I don’t know. It helped to heal me.”

Watch Full Interview HERE

“Understanding the Human Condition with Dr. James Flowers” is a weekly podcast in which Dr. Flowers and his most-admired mentors, respected colleagues and VIP guests share valuable insight into underlying health causes, conditions and issues. These in-depth yet approachable episodes are a great resource for both private individuals and industry professionals. New episodes are released every Thursday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and iHeartRadio.

About Dr. James Flowers

The esteemed host, Dr. James Flowers is one of the most recognized and respected names in the field of chronic pain, mental health, and substance use disorders, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Flowers is the founder of J. Flowers Health Institute located in Houston, Texas.

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Most Guys Are Losers

His script included 20 revisions, but writer/director Eric Ustian never wavered about where his film, Most Guys Are Losers, would take place and be shot—Naperville, IL. “I always knew it had to take place in Naperville.,” says Ustian. “I wanted to promote the city and I love this place. I loved growing up here and in Chicago and wouldn’t shoot it anywhere else,”  

While the script attracted Hollywood heavyweights like Mira and Paul Sorvino, Ustian cast about 75% of the actors from the Chicago area, many of them being familiar names. Ustian said, “Belmont Cameli originally auditioned for a different role. We knew he had talent and wanted to see him read for the role of ‘Trevor,’ a former Naperville North High School quarterback. When Belmont presented his next read, he was wearing a Naperville North football jersey. I thought—this kid is either a method actor, or he actually played football at Naperville North… turns out he did play there.”  

In addition to Cameli, Ustian also cast a then-unknown South Side actor Kevin Miles. But, chances are you know him from the endless stream of national commercials he’s done as “Jake from State Farm.” Ustian took advantage of his hometown, with some “hometown discounts” as well. He managed to stretch his movie budget by filming part of it in his mom’s house.  “Her rates were pretty impressive,” he said, “You can’t beat Free.”  

Some of the film was shot at his friend’s bar, Frankies Blue Room, and the crew took advantage of capturing scenes on Naperville’s scenic Riverwalk. Most Guys Are Losers is a romantic comedy taking place over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. There, a college kid from California seeks approval from his girlfriend’s dad, a bar owner and author of the dating book, “Most Guys are Losers.” 

The cast includes: 

The film began shooting in November 2019. The pandemic put a pause on the intended production timeline, but it’s finally expected to premier in major cities this July 1. 

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BLOCKBOARD – UPNEXT

BLOCKBOARD Presents: The UpNEXT 

May 5th, 2022, 4 p.m. at The Friars Club Featuring Comedian Kevin Pollak and Emceed by Ron Insana

BLOCKBOARD, the company that brings confidence, efficiency and transparency to marketers in the CTV/OTT space, presents The UpNEXT. As TV continues to undergo massive disruption with the viewership choices expanding and traditional media measurement unable to keep up, the timing is critical for marketers to rethink and develop new strategies. The UpNEXT will showcase how marketers are turning these challenges to their advantage, paving a confident path forward in the world of Connected TV / OTT. This event will take place on May 5th at the Friars Club—a famous private club made famous for hosting risqué celebrity roasts, and known for its exclusive membership, which is made up of some of the world’s greatest comedians and other celebrities. 

A one-of-its-kind TV Upfront event, The UpNEXT will focus on the power and potential of trust, transparency and accountability amidst the tectonic changes in the media landscape. Join the company as it outlines the strategic vision, tool sets and client successes in the new world of Connected TV advertising showing companies and brands how to Connect with Confidence.

BLOCKBOARD leverages the power of blockchain technology for advertisers by guaranteeing human-based impressions through the elimination of fraud and waste. As a result, the ‘BLOCKBOARD Confidence Framework’ consistently delivers measurable business outcomes and earns trust in the CTV/OTT space from performance and brand advertisers. BLOCKBOARD finds the shift from media metrics to performance metrics is the key to success in CTV/OTT. 

BLOCKBOARD is the first full-service video accountability company providing marketers with advertising distribution with the proven security of blockchain technology. “Blockchain technology holds everyone accountable through full transparency and third-party validation of advertisement metrics. That’s why advertisers interested in exploiting the emerging industry trends trust us,” says Matt Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder of BLOCKBOARD. “The UpNext event will bring all the pieces together, including accountability in digital advertising and original programming geared toward the advertiser,” he adds.

The UpNEXT will also feature an unveiling of a lineup of original programming from BLOCKBOARD Studios—a high-quality, boutique production studio focusing on original, compelling brand content and collaboration including:   

  • The American Table, hosted by Ron Insana and Noelle Nikpour 
  • Feel Ageless, with host Jennifer Pate 
  • Laughter is The Best Medicine

The UpNEXT will be emceed by Ron Insana—American business journalist, senior analyst and commentator at CNBC, and host of The Market Scoreboard Report with Ron Insana radio show. Also featured will be a special guest performance by comedian, actor, and podcast host Kevin Pollak, well-known for films such as A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Casino. The event will introduce the growing team at BLOCKBOARD, including Founder, CEO and Digital Pioneer Matt Wasserlauf; President and CTO Tarun Yadav; EVP of Customer Success Matt Timothy; and SVP of Customer Experience Roxanne Geyer.

For more information on BLOCKBOARD, go HERE.

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About BLOCKBOARD:

Founded in 2019, BLOCKBOARD was created out of a need for marketers to have confidence in their CTV/OTT video investments. BLOCKBOARD provides proven results to advertisers who demand accountability and assurance in media efficiency spend for their business needs. Built on blockchain technology, the BLOCKBOARD platform provides transparency and validation to each impression in a cookie-less world. To complete the solutions offering, BLOCKBOARD Studios develops custom video content for brand advertisers who seek bespoke creations to directly engage with their customers. Bringing decades of experience in online video and mobile platforms to the development of BLOCKBOARD, the company is the only one of its kind to deliver verified business performance results.

Watch program videos HERE.

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GAME THEORY F/ BOMANI JONES

GAME THEORY WITH BOMANI JONES continues its first season SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET/PT). New episodes debut each Sunday on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The episode features topical commentary on this week’s most-talked about issues in sports, a one-on-one interview with actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and a deep dive into the Master’s Tournament.

Praised by The Guardian as “a sports savant and a sharp cultural critique” who is also “thoroughly engaging,” the Emmy®-winning Jones shares his satirical takes on the intersection of sports and culture through topical monologues, sketches and deep dives. Jones has been regarded by GQ as a “star with something to say” and “the most insightful sports commentator on television.”

About Bomani Jones:

Jones is currently a contributor on HBO’s “Back on The Record with Bob Costas” and has made appearances in HBO Sports documentaries “The Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina” and “Runnin’ Rebels.” As the co-host of ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” and “High Noon” and host of the podcast “The Right Time with Bomani Jones,” Jones has enriched sports commentary with his own unique style.

GAME THEORY WITH BOMANI JONES is executive produced by Bomani Jones, Adam McKay and Todd Schulman from Hyperobject Industries, Stuart Miller, Morgan Murphy and James Davis.