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The Vines – Wine Club for Billionaires

As the world continues to adapt to the pandemic, many people are looking for new travel memberships and elite experiences to indulge in–luckily the answer for these individuals is two simple words: The Vines. The Vines is an exclusive explorer’s club and the first worldwide community dedicated to winemaking. Members have the opportunity to travel to the world’s most coveted wine regions and learn the art of winemaking with master practitioners, and even create their unique blends. However, memberships for The Vines are by invitation only. 

For background, in 2005, Michael Evans founded the luxury resort and private vineyard, The Vines of Mendoza, in Argentina. After many years of running the successful resort and having visitors from around the world, Michael decided to develop a sister project: a membership-only program with one goal, get people to know the world by making wine. Michael launched The Vines membership club in early 2020 and it has now evolved globally. The club has outposts and partners in seven regions around the world, including Champagne, Mendoza, Montalcino, Napa Valley, Priorat, The Mosel, and Willamette Valley, and they continue to expand beyond. 

In addition to traveling the world, members of The Vines are sent cases of wine throughout the year and are offered access to curated events centered around wine, food, culture and adventure. Over the course of the next five years, The Vines plans to offer winemaking in 12 different regions, as well as expand beyond winemaking, offering members a series of pop-ups like making Sake in Japan and Mezcal in Mexico.  

The initiation fees are $100,000 and annual dues are $1,500- $3,000 per quarter. Winemaking costs per barrel range from $7,000 to $37,000 based on site. The initial application questionnaire can be found HERE.

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The Underground Chicago Review

By: Emily Bunn × Vaughn Lowery

360 Magazine was invited to Chicago’s most-exclusive nightclub for an evening of merrymaking, music and memories. The Underground Chicago recently reopened last weekend after a fifteen-month lockdown and is yet again revitalizing Chicago’s VIP social scene. The choice club for A-listers– including celebrities like Justin Bieber, UsherLaBron James, David BeckhamWill.I.Am, and Miley Cyrus– The Underground consistently delivers elevated experiences surrounding music, cocktails, fashion, art and design. Entrepreneur and owner of The Underground, Billy Dec, comments on the club’s long-awaited re-opening:

The COVID pandemic has wiped out many live music and nightclub venues across the country,” says Dec. “Historically, nightclubs have had a pivotal role in cultural evolution. The Underground family fought to stay alive and reopen because we see it as a major responsibility—it’s our duty to elevate our community platform so people can come together to celebrate music, fashion, dance, art and design. After an unprecedented and impactful run, we look forward to constantly elevating and innovating our industry and The Underground experience fueled with excitement, creativity, service and positive energy.”

The vibrant ambiance of The Underground reflected the colorful diversity of guests inside, all of which were busy unleashing their signature moves on the packed dance floor. The discotheque throbbed with ecstatic energy and heavy bass lines all night long. A state-of-the-art sound system blared trendy music across all corners of the club for all to hear. The ambiance of the tunes was complimented by thrilling pyrotechnics and digital screens that projected artsy flicks.

Upon arriving at the legendary establishment, 360 Magazine was greeted with service from hospitable, welcoming staff members– including security and a stylish porter. On the particular night we visited, Lil Jon made a star appearance. Lil Jon, the musical mastermind behind releases such as Turn Down for What, Get Low, Cyclone, and Alive (with Offset and 2 Chainz), filled the club with energy and exuberance. Soundscapes swelled across every crowded corner of the club as the rapper delivered an incredible performance.

Lil Jon wasn’t the only celebrity guest, as he performed alongside Emmy award-winning TV host, actor and personality, Billy Dec. Dec also is the restaurateur and owner of the iconic nightclub but is best known for his roles in “Chicagoland,” “Mollywood,” “One Small Hitch,” and “Adventures in the Sin Bin,” among others. Dec has also appearance on many national broadcast programs, including NBC’s Today Show and NBC Today in Nashville.

Looking ahead, Dec is set to open The Underground’s sister venue, The Underground Cocktail Club. Scheduled to open over Lollapalooza weekend (July 30-Aug 1), this new establishment will feature a separate entrance to The Underground’s building and emphasize the nostalgic, vintage appeal of the 1920’s. The Underground Cocktail Club will focus on creating innovative cocktails and featuring more live performances. Next time 360 Magazine comes to Chicago, we can’t wait to have another memorable, lively night at the Underground.

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The Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat LP Reissue

In Celebration Of Its 40th Anniversary, The Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat To Be Reissued On Limited Edition Pink Vinyl Featuring New Cover Art On September 10

On July 8, 1981, The Go-Go’s released their platinum-selling, landmark debut, Beauty and the Beat. To celebrate the anniversary of its release, on September 10, 2021, UMe/Interscope will release Beauty and the Beat – 40th Anniversary Limited Edition pressed on pink vinyl with new cover art featuring a never-before-seen photo taken from the original album cover shoot. Each copy is numbered and will only be available at uDiscover, The Sound of Vinyl and the band’s official store. Pre-order, HERE.

The Go-Go’s skyrocketed to superstardom after they released one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Beauty and the Beat is a collection of hook-laden, infectious songs that stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks, spawning the hits Our Lips Are Sealed (named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and We Got The Beat and also earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.  They have the notable distinction of being the only all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments on a No. 1 album. 

The Go-Go’s recently announced their 2021/2022 North American west coast dates to celebrate the band’s upcoming induction into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are on sale now.

Date/Venue/City/State

Dec 28 SF Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA (Purchase Tickets)

Dec 29 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA (Purchase Tickets)

Dec 31 The Venetian Theatre Las Vegas, NV (Purchase Tickets)

Jan 1 The Venetian Theatre Las Vegas, NV (Purchase Tickets)

Jan 3 Civic Theatre San Diego, CA (Purchase Tickets)

The Go-Go’s have sold over 7 million records worldwide becoming a global phenomenon and blazed brand-new trails in music – for women in particular.

Pre-order the classic Go-Go’s record Beauty and Beat reissue here.

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Allen Iverson’s Stepover Returning for Reebok 20th Anniversary

Reebok Confirms 20th Anniversary Revival of Iconic Answer IV “Stepover,” Available June 4

Today, following the revival of is coveted OG predecessor, Reebok has confirmed the official 20th Anniversary rerelease of Allen Iverson’s Answer IV “Stepover” (retailing at $130).

Introduced by Reebok for Iverson ahead of his momentous 2000-01 campaign, Answer IV was built to compliment the polarizing point guard’s on-court energy and off-court style, while carrying forward key Answer-series design elements like DMX cushioning. Colorways introduced by Reebok throughout the season would mark a multitude of historic moments via A.I. Most notable is a specific black and white iteration, now known as the “Stepover,” adorned by Iverson in game 1 of the ’00-’01 title matchup. The moniker nods an historic moment from the game in which A.I. shakes his opponent to the floor with a deceiving dribble move before draining a baseline jumper and stepping over the would-be defender as the crowd erupts and he returns up court. That viral frame, which served to further define Iverson’s vitality and dominance, is remembered through the Answer IV “Stepover.”

“Answer IV is the crown jewel of Iverson’s journey and the cultural shift he helped to lead,” recalled veteran Reebok Footwear Designer Xavier Jones upon the OG model’s rerelease earlier this year. “By his ’00-’01 season, ‘Chuck’ was already so beloved for his style and how he approached the game, but that year truly cemented A.I. as a cultural icon. On his feet, Answer IV became a symbol for the new era of modern athlete and a celebration of self-expression. It is without a doubt one of the most iconic sneakers to ever grace the hardwood.”

The 20th Anniversary reissue stays true its original design elements like the fading gradient “I3” logo cascading down the tongue veiled by the zipper shroud, 3M reflective details returning to the “I3” quarter panels and top of tongue, the original eye-catching upper and a dynamic outsole featuring DMX foam, a TPU bridge plate and tactical tread patterns. The outsole is complemented by OG graphic executions like the Iverson head sunken underfoot, engraved “Only The Strong Survive” tagline and “I3” and Vector logos at the bridge and forefoot.

While Answer IV carries forward Reebok basketball heritage and the legacy of Allen Iverson, the unique sneaker is equally fitting for rising hoopers today writing their own story.

Reebok’s Answer IV “Stepover,” retailing at $130, will be available globally on June 4 from Reebok and select local retailers.

MORE ABOUT REEBOK’S DMX CUSHIONING TECHNOLOGY

A product of Reebok’s Advanced Concepts division formed in the mid 1980s, DMX  (short for Dynamax) featured a series of interlinked air chambers under the foot that, thanks to the motion of the wearer’s stride, would fill and empty with air accordingly. If the wearer’s foot movement indicated that air was needed in a specific portion of the shoe, pressure would cause air to fill the corresponding chamber. This movement of air helped deliver new levels of comfort, cushioning and stability. The technology was suited for running, training, walking and basketball, but it really shone in the DMX Run 10 model in 1997. That same year, the original Answer basketball sneaker was released in time for Christmas, marking the beginning of an iconic line of shoes that thrived until 2014. As Reebok’s first basketball shoe to include DMX technology, commercials for the Answer emphasized how the new technology helped Iverson pull off his classic moves like the crossover. The effects of the DMX technology were so natural that Iverson said, “It’s like I don’t even think about it.”

ABOUT REEBOK
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement so people can fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market.

 

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Volbeat Announces Exclusive Vinyl Release

VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN/UK RELEASE OF HOKUS BONUS, RARITIES AND BONUS TRACK LIMITED EDITION VINYL, GET IT HERE

Today, Volbeat announces the European/UK vinyl release of Hokus Bonus: a vinyl-only compilation of ‘bonus tracks’ from special editions of the band’s previous albums, many of which have never been available on vinyl before. The LP, limited to 6K numbered copies, features cover art from long-time Volbeat illustrator Karsten Sand and will be pressed on yellow smoke vinyl. Hokus Bonus brings several songs such as Slaytan, Under The Influence, and Immortal But Destructable to the vinyl format for the first time, and also includes early versions of fan-favorites Evelyn, Black Rose, and Die To Live. We all spend a lot of time in record stores both at home and on tour, said the band, and bringing these songs to vinyl, some of them for the first time ever, brings us great joy. Hokus Bonus will be available on Friday, July 16th and can be pre-ordered here.

Volbeat emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of seven beloved full-length albums. Their latest album Rewind, Replay, Rebound was released on August 2nd, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles Last Day Under The Sun, Leviathan and Die To Live.  Their latest release, Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutschland, features live recordings of songs from Rewind, Replay, Rebound as well as fan-favorites recorded during the band’s sold-out 2019 European tour.

HOKUS BONUS Track list

Side A

  1. Rebel Angel – 3:25
  2. Angelfuck – 1:30 
  3. Ecotone – 3:47 
  4. Lola Montez (Harp Version) – 4:28 
  5. Evelyn (Early Michael Vox Version) – 3:29
  6. Slaytan – 0:59

Side B

  1. The Bliss – 4:43
  2. Black Rose (Michael Vox Version) – 3:58
  3. Under The Influence – 4:32
  4. Immortal But Destructible – 4:35
  5. Die To Live (Michael Vox Version) – 3:03
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New Art Gallery at the Aston Martin Residences

The Aston Martin Residences Miami is creating a permanent art gallery on the 52nd floor of the luxury tower, which is due for completion at the end of next year. The Art Gallery celebrates a love of beauty and an appreciation of art in all forms, values shared by developer G&G Business Developments and its partner Aston Martin.

Ahead of its completion, the Aston Martin Residences’ Art Gallery is launching virtually and will showcase a renowned artist online every two months. To launch the virtual gallery, a 3D immersive experience, the Aston Martin Residences has partnered with British artist and acclaimed photographer Julian Lennon to present an exclusive exhibition of hand-picked images from his personal collections. The virtual Art Gallery and inaugural exhibit, titled “Vision,” can now be seen by visiting this website.

Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, said: “Art and design are woven into the soul of the Aston Martin Residences. Every decision we make is born from an intrinsic love of beauty and meticulous attention to detail. We imagine residents will fill their homes with beautiful artworks, and we’re creating the Art Gallery to offer a secluded and exclusive space for our owners to immerse themselves in an ever-changing canvas of contemporary art. We’ll present works from established artists and emerging talents that make our hearts beat faster, and we hope the Art Gallery will inspire residents in their daily lives.”

He also said: “We’re 70% sold, and we know that our residents appreciate art. It’s this love of art together with a desire for the highest quality finishes, light-filled spaces, and of course, the stunning waterside location that has attracted clients to the Aston Martin Residences Miami.”

For Lennon, capturing moments through photography is an intimate experience. “I aim, through my photography, to grant the viewer intimate access to the lives and locations of my subjects, as well as insight into my own personal journey,” he said. “In a city as vibrant and diverse as Miami, I invite the residents to draw a relationship to their own lives in these images, and to take part in my mission to unite us through empathy in the lives of others.”

 Julian Lennon’s fine art photography exhibition, “Vision,” the first to be presented by the Aston Martin Residences’ Art Gallery, can now be seen virtually, ahead of the physical opening in 2022.

INTRODUCING ASTON MARTIN RESIDENCES MIAMI SIGNATURE COLLECTION

Signature Collection penthouses and residences revealed at prestigious Miami waterfront development

The Signature Collection is the next level of luxury at the Aston Martin Residences Miami

Aston Martin Residences Miami on target to complete construction at the end of 2022

Aston Martin Residences Miami, located on the exclusive Miami waterfront, has revealed its Signature Collection of seven penthouses and Line 01 ocean facing residences. Signature Collection is a personal invitation to the ultimate members-only community with unparalleled access and exclusivity at its core.

Contemporary architecture blends with art, and art blends seamlessly with design throughout the magnificent sail-shaped luxury development. The elegant homes are harmonious inside, while floor to ceiling windows afford uninterrupted views of the ocean and Biscayne Bay.

All seven one-level penthouses in the Signature Collection, starting on the 56th floor, are a minimum of 8,800 sq. ft.  Prices range from $16.7 million to $25 million. The 38 Line 01 Signature Residences, starting on the 15th floor, offer a minimum of 3,600 sq. ft. of interior space facing the ocean and start at $5,525,000.

Signature Collection owners will enjoy an array of privileges, including a dedicated butler service and priority access to the Aston Martin Residences private superyacht marina. While the Art Gallery located on the 52 floor will create a secluded space for residents to appreciate an ever-changing canvas of contemporary art. 

Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, said: ‘I’m delighted to announce the Signature Collection and share the very first images of the penthouses. They’re the pinnacle of luxury and elegance, style and beauty, and the result of an inspirational collaboration between our architects and the Aston Martin Design Team. The Signature Collection is complemented by a specially-commissioned bespoke Aston Martin DB11 Coupe or DBX Riverwalk Editions, which will enhance the Aston Martin lifestyle for our owners.’

‘From the start, this project has been a labor of love, and I’m extremely proud of the passion and drive of everyone involved. We adapted to continue working safely throughout the pandemic and have reached floor 56 of 66 on schedule. The whole team is fully focused on completing the construction of our waterside jewel by the end of next year.’

Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said: ‘The Signature Collection is the next level of luxury; the best of elegant living. When we designed the interior, we focused on the beauty of perfect proportions, affording the same attention to detail that goes into every Aston Martin. Fine craftsmanship, with an emphasis on comfort for the living spaces and bold, pioneering design for the amenity areas, has created an astonishingly beautiful development. Aston Martin Residences Miami is our first global real estate venture, Reichman continued. I think we have shown that good design is good design, whatever the medium. This is something that really excites us as a brand.’

Located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way and now 75% sold, the Aston Martin Residences Miami is well on its way to completion at the end of next year. 

For further information, visit Aston Martin Residences’ website.

About Aston Martin Residences Miami: 

Aston Martin Residences Miami is a luxury residential tower developed by global property developer G&G Business Developments. It is located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way on the Downtown Miami waterfront where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay. The project marks Aston Martin’s first real estate venture and the iconic brand’s expansion into luxury residential design. Designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger, the striking 66-story sail-shaped tower features 391 luxury residences and penthouses priced from the $750,000s to upwards of $50 million. Construction is due for completion at the end of next year. To learn more, please visit HERE.

About G&G Business Developments: 

Headquartered in Miami, G&G Business Developments was founded and is managed by key members of the Coto family. The company has quickly established success in global real estate as a developer, owner and investor, bringing its visionary business strategy to this competitive market. Known for financial strength and stability, G&G is committed to developing innovative, luxury projects that mix the latest technology with uncompromising design, delivering exceptional results by creating unique residential and business properties with long-term value.

Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami BU Building/Penthouse Rendering from G&G Business Developments via Elliott Staes at ESPR for use by 360 Magazine

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Lamborghini Debuts Private, VIP Lounge In NYC

Inviting in guests to the luxurious world of Lamborghini, the company is proudly announcing the debut premier of their new, VIP lounge in New York City. This ultra-luxe private space is located on Manhattan’s west side, conveniently positioned beneath The High Line elevated walking path. The 5,400 square-foot lounge also functions as Automobili Lamborghini’s NYC flagship.

Reminiscent of Lamborghini’s facilities in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the new NYC lounge keeps with Lamborghini’s prestigious brand ethos and DNA. Inside, guests can view never-before-seen vehicles, enjoy authentic Italian culinary experiences, and observe bespoke exhibitions. Enveloped by Lamborghini–from sneakers, to Supreme skateboards, and even the wallpaper– guests are surrounded by high class, elevated elegance in the lounge. The company’s new private space invites in guests to the breathtaking world of all that Lamborghini has to offer.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, remarked on Lamborghini’s exciting new NYC Lounge venture: “We are opening the doors to a private space our customers and friends can call their own with exclusive access… Following the success of our Lamborghini Lounge venues across the globe, this new flagship in Manhattan will create a vibrant and personal connection to share the Lamborghini lifestyle, a true reflection of our fine Italian heritage. I look forward to visiting our Lamborghini customers and friends in New York soon.”

The new Lamborghini flagship location exudes excellence and innovation. Keeping with the company’s Italian history and luxurious lifestyle, the two-story gallery venue features several private spaces for guests to quietly enjoy their time. Exclusive concierges are provided to best enjoy the space. Additionally, there is an As Personam design studio that lets customers configure their own, customized Lamborghini vehicle. The design studio has infinite color palette and materials selections, so customers can personalize their vehicles to their exact specification and liking. The New York Lamborghini Lounge also features a driving simulation so guests can experience what it’s like to truly ride in style.

Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, Federico Foschini, commented on the remarkable NYC Lamborghini Lounge: “This unique space will serve as Lamborghini’s outpost in one of the world’s greatest cities…The Ad Personam studio provides an extension and personal touchpoint, which could previously only be found at our home in Sant’Agata, and we look forward to offering this and access to never-before-seen limited-edition models to VIP visitors of the Lounge NYC.”

Venturing further into the lounge, meeting spaces and a full-service kitchen are provided by luxury kitchen manufacturer, La Dolce Vita. Both designed and constructed in Italy, La Dolce Vita’s custom-made contemporary interiors promise the highest quality in home space living. Granite backsplash and countertops, emblazoned with the Lamborghini logo, furnish the kitchen with a modern, chic flair. Both of these spaces can be utilized for private gatherings, and feature a dedicated, private Italian chef at guests’ disposal. After a long flight, the last thing travelers want is airline food. Lamborghini clients, friends, and partners can skip the complimentary airline meal and instead indulge in the fine cuisine of their private chef.

The Lamborghini NYC Lounge is perfect for travelers looking to get some R&R during a layover, or to feel refreshed after a long day on the move. With soothing amenities like a shower, guests can come to the lounge to look and feel their best again. Lamborghini also offers refreshments and spirits for those needing a little pick-me-up. Crisp white walls border the lounge’s stylish, geometric art décor and lush house plants. Surrounded by the utmost quality of craftsmanship and design, guests can effortlessly unwind with the reassurance that they are fully being taken care of. Sleek black furnishings in the lounge provide an aesthetically-pleasing contrast to the walls and allow for a spotlight to be shown on the vibrant, true star of the show– the Huracán STO.

The premiere of the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata (STO), a road-homologated super sports car, is taking place in the Lamborghini NYC Lounge. This limited-series, super sports car was crafted expertly, keeping in mind the company’s racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make Huracán Super Trofeo EVO race series, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and three-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO. Impressively, the Huracán STO model features a V10 naturally aspirated 640 HP engine. With this, the rear-wheel drive of the luxury vehicle offers the emotional appeal of track driving experience on every road drive.

Other brand partners will be activated and featured throughout the Lamborghini NYC lounge in the coming month. These exhibitions will be exclusive to guests of the lounge.

The newest timepiece from Roger Dubuis–the Excalibur Huracán STO– will also be premiering in NYC at Lamborghini’s new lounge. The innovative watch will be exhibited by levitation in the watchmaker’s Gravity Window. The watch is extremely limited edition, with only 88 units produced. Channeling the same exhilarating feelings as its automobile namesake, the 45mm Excalibur Huracan STO is powered by innovative technology, developed in close partnership with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

Bang & Olfsen’s premium Advanced 3D Sound System turns up the decibels of Lamborghini’s NYC space. The 3D Sound System, acclaimed inside the Lamborghini Super SUV Urus, is now bringing life and an array of premium audio systems to the Lamborghini lounge. The state-of-the-art sound experience is ideal for hosting both private events and gatherings.

Guests come to the lounge to sit down, relax, and revitalize– and what better place to do so than in Trademark Italian furnishings from Living Divani. Living Divani and Lamborghini are both members of Altagamma–the foundation that gathers Italian companies with international recognition and operating at the highest segment of the market as it pertains to innovation, quality, service. The NYC lounge mixes Lamborghini’s design ethos and super sports cars with Living Divani’s modular Extrasoft sofa and other latest novelties. This combination of Lamborghini and Living Divani in one space makes for a sophisticated and inspirational space imbued with a true Made in Italy experience. As of Spring 2021, the exclusive Lamborghini Lounge NYC is open by invitation only to clients and Lamborghini friends and partners.

Location: Chelsea, Manhattan

Hours: By appointment only

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Lamborghini Lounge NYC Sián image via Morgan Theys (Extension PR) for use by 360 Magazine

Lamborghini Lounge NYC Ad Personam Room image via Morgan Theys (Extension PR) for use by 360 Magazine

   Lamborghini Lounge NYC Kitchen image via Morgan Theys (Extension PR) for use by 360 Magazine

Film Premiere illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Twenty Pearls Premiere

COMCAST ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF
TWENTY PEARLS – A DOCUMENTARY EXAMINING THE STORIED HISTORY OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED – ON ITS NEWLY LAUNCHED BLACK EXPERIENCE ON XFINITY CHANNEL

Comcast NBCUniversal is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of the documentary film “Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated”, arriving Friday, March 26 on its newly launched Black Experience on Xfinity Channel, available on X1, Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app.

From award-winning filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, produced by Coffee Bluff Pictures, and narrated by Phylicia Rashād, Twenty Pearls closely examines the founding and legacy of the first Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, which is now regarded as one of the most significant and influential Black organizations in historyThe documentary tells a powerful story of sisterhood. In 1908, nine Black women enrolled at Howard University made one decision that would change the course of history. These college students created Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. For over 113 years, the sorority has influenced many of the most famous watershed moments in history.

Through narration, interviews, and rarely seen archival materials, the audience will see the sorority’s impact on World War II, NASA, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) culminating in the historic election of America’s first Black and South Asian woman Vice President. Twenty Pearls features interviews with members of the sorority including Vice President Kamala HarrisMiss Universe Ireland 2019 Fionnghuala O’ReillySmithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch III, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Fierst, great-granddaughter of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, International President and CEO of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Dr. Glenda Glover and many more.

 
Watch the Twenty Pearls trailer hereTrailer
 

“This is an extraordinary time to look back at our past to serve our future,” added filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper. “A future where Black women are centered. Helming this documentary love letter to the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the generations of women that followed in their footsteps, and to all Black women everywhere is an honor. This is an important history for all of us to know and understand.”

“We’re thrilled to work with award-winning filmmaker, Deborah Riley Draper, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to bring this exclusive premiere to the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, furthering our company-wide mission of investing in and showcasing authentic Black stories and culture,” said Keesha Boyd, Executive Director, Multicultural Video & Entertainment, Xfinity Consumer Services. “We launched this channel to help facilitate the discovery of stories like Twenty Pearls while providing a platform for emerging Black content creators.”

“Telling our own story is essential to preserving our history and uplifting the culture,” said Alpha Kappa Alpha International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover. “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s remarkable 113-year journey which began on the campus of Howard University is punctuated by stories of history makers, ceiling breakers, public servants, and ordinary women who have changed the course of American history.  Through this beautifully written and narrated odyssey, this film highlights in undeniable ways the vision, courage, tenacity, determination, and power of Black women while putting to bed the age-old questions about the relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities.”

Black Experience on Xfinity is a first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news, and more. It features high-quality content from many of Xfinity’s existing network partners, at no additional cost, while investing millions of dollars in fostering and showcasing emerging Black content creators. The channel is the only one of its kind endorsed by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of Black film critics that gives annual awards for excellence in film and television. Available at home on Xfinity X1 and Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app, the Black Experience on Xfinity will entertain, educate and uplift, featuring Black actors, writers, producers and directors. At home, Xfinity subscribers can visit channel 1622 or simply say “Black Experience” into the Voice Remote to instantly enjoy the ultimate in Black storytelling.

Visit Xfinity to learn more about the Black Experience on Xfinity and other Black programming available on X1, Flex, and the Xfinity Stream app. Visit Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to learn more about Twenty Pearls, which premieres on March 26 on Xfinity and is free for subscribers, and will be available nationwide, on-demand, starting on March 30, 2021.

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OXYGEN Serial Killer Week

OXYGEN DARES DISCIPLES OF TRUE CRIME NOT TO LOOK AWAY DURING

THE SERIAL KILLER WEEK EVENT BEGINNING SATURDAY, APRIL 10

The Nine Day Event Includes the Premieres of Specials “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer,” “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur and the Dorothea Puente Exposé “Murders at the Boarding House

Oxygen, the home for high-quality, true crime programming gives aficionados of the genre hours of exclusive access when the stories of some of the most fascinating and feared criminals are featured during Serial Killer Week, airing Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, April 18. The nine-night stunt kicks off with the new special “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer” (April 10), complete with a never-before-heard interview of one of New York’s most prolific murderers, Joel Rifkin. It continues with the special “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur” (April 11), featuring the story of a wholesome gardener and mall Santa by day and by night, a murderer who hacked up his victims; and the two-night premiere of “Murders at the Boarding House” (April 17 & April 18), exposing the sinister scheme grandmotherly Dorothea Puente employed to rob her boarders of their lives and their money.

Additional appointment viewing during Serial Killer Week includes new episodes of “Snapped;” the season premiere of “Living with a Serial Killer,” which asks what it’s like to discover the person you shared your life with is a vicious murderer; “Mark of a Serial Killer,” viewing  investigations through the lens of the murderer’s psychological profile;  “Accident, Suicide or Murder,” unraveling the truth behind mysterious deaths; and the premiere of brand new series “Mastermind of Murder,” exploring the cunning criminals who manipulated others into doing their dirty work (April 18).  Follow @Oxygen and #SerialKillerWeek on Twitter Facebook, and for a sneak peek, please visit the website’s itinerary.  

Below are the upcoming premieres during Oxygen’s Serial Killer Week,all times ET/PT:

Saturday, April 10 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer” – TWO HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERE   

Through newly revealed interviews from Attica Correctional Facility, New York’s most prolific serial killer, Joel Rifkin, reveals exclusive insights into the mind of a monster.

With unprecedented access to Rifkin’s childhood friends, investigators on the case, and those closest to the victims, viewers will gain fresh perspective into the psyche of the infamous serial killer. How did he continue to fly under the radar through seventeen murders? Those closest to the case reveal how Rifkin became the invisible madman who made headlines and *almost* got away with murder.

Sunday, April 11

6:00 pm – “Snapped” – NEW EPISODE

Susan Monica – While investigating a missing Oregon handyman, police stumble upon human remains and are left searching a stunning crime scene straight out of a horror movie. 

7:00 pm – 9pm – “Catching a Serial Killer:  Bruce McArthur” – TWO HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERE

Bruce McArthur was many things: friend, grandfather, mall Santa, landscaper, and a ruthless serial killer. He lived a double life: his wholesome appearance and cooperative nature eluded cops for years while he engaged in a hedonistic lifestyle filled with violent sex that often went too far. He cunningly took advantage of his work as a gardener and buried his victims’ body parts in the yards of his posh clientele. “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur” unravels the twists and turns of the shocking investigation into Toronto’s most prolific serial killer. Through exclusive interviews with McArthur’s close friends, the homicide investigators who cracked the case, and expert analyses by leading criminologists and forensic psychologists, this two-hour special uncovers how McArthur targeted, terrorized and murdered members of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community, The Village, for nearly a decade before getting caught.

Monday, April 12

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The I-40 KillerA – killer is murdering and mutilating young women along the Route 40 corridor in Delaware. But when investigators set up an undercover operation, the hunter soon becomes the hunted.

Tuesday, April 13

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The I-95 Killer -After multiple men are discovered brutally murdered, investigators determine that each victim was last seen with a handsome stranger they met in a bar. Police ask the public for help in tracking down a dangerous drifter before he kills again.

Wednesday, April 14

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Charmer -A series of women in the Seattle area are found brutally murdered, their bodies posed. Police realize they may have a killer stalking the area nightclub scene, one who is able to charm his victims into submission.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – SERIES PREMIERE EPISODE

The Black Widow’s Web: Joanne Dennehy – Spree killer Joanne Dennehy stabbed three men to death in 2013. Now, for the first time, Dennehy’s daughter Shianne shares how she has struggled to come to terms with the realities of being the child of Britain’s most dangerous woman.

Thursday, April 15

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Englewood Killer – Chicago police are investigating the murders of several women, whose bodies are discovered in abandoned buildings barefoot. Evidence indicates there is one offender, now police need to locate him.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

Scotland’s Worst Predator: Peter Tobin – Peter Tobin raped and murdered Angelika Kluk in 2006, but police suspected this was not his first kill. With the help of Tobin’s ex-wife Cathy Wilson, a ground-breaking investigation unearthed more victims, and revealed Tobin as a serial killer.

Friday, April 16

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

Classified to Kill -Chicago detectives believe a serial killer is using the classified ads to lure and murder his victims. The investigation is set ablaze when flames obliterate evidence, until police make a shocking discovery.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Suffolk Strangler: Steve Wright -For 10 days in 2006, an unidentified killer terrified the rural town of Ipswich snatching five prostitutes from the streets and strangling them to death. When Pam Wright discovers that the killer was her own partner, her world begins to crumble.

Saturday, April 17

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “Murders at the Boarding House”- TWO NIGHT SPECIAL PREMIERE

When the Sacramento Police Department receives a missing person’s report from a concerned social worker, they send Detective John Cabrera to the boarding house where the individual was last seen. The elderly landlady, Dorothea Puente, is friendly and cooperative, but when Cabrera discovers human remains in the backyard, Puente falls under suspicion of murder. Now, with police getting closer to unearthing the rest of the bodies, the old lady gives Cabrera the slip and goes on the run.  

8:30 pm – “Accident, Suicide or Murder” – SEASON PREMIERE EPISODE

Dark Echoes – A weekend trip to an Alaskan lodge turns deadly for a young mother when she’s shot and killed by her boyfriend. The death is ruled an accident and the case is closed until an eerily similar incident in Montana drives investigators to reopen the case.

Sunday, April 18

6:00 pm – “Snapped” – NEW EPISODE

Gail Gash – After detectives discover a beloved fire chief’s dismembered torso in his own barn, they must rush to find his missing wife—are they both victims, or is this couple hiding dark secrets?

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “Murders at the Boarding House”- TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL PREMIERE

Detective John Cabrera must piece together the clues of Dorothea Puente’s dark past to form a picture of the grandmotherly serial killer. Meanwhile, Puente is hiding out in an L.A. motel, and lining up her next victim – an elderly man she meets in a bar. But when the man recognizes Puente’s face on the news, he contacts the police and Puente is caught. Back in Sacramento, prosecutors embark on the case against Puente, and after a long, difficult trial, the judge sentences Dorothea Puente to life in prison. 

8:30 pm – “Mastermind of Murder” – SERIES PREMIERE

Victims Wanted -A man is shot after answering a local help wanted ad. Detectives soon discover there are other victims with eerily similar stories. Their quest to locate a possible serial killer leads them to a suspected killer working for an evil manipulator. 

No More Hate illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Atlanta Shooting

By: Carly Cohen × Heather Skovlund

Early this week, a tragedy had occurred in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of eight victims were killed at the Georgia spa. Six of the eight victims were Asian, and when the suspect got caught, he claimed that “his actions were not racially motivated.” It was stated that it was too soon in the investigation to claim this shooting as a hate crime; however, the shootings were “aimed at a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans that coincided with the spread of the coronavirus across the United States.” The suspect claimed that apparently “sex addition” drove him to commit these murders.

There were multiple incidents: the first occurred at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in a mall off Highway ninety-two, about thirty miles north of Atlanta. When the police got the call, five people were shot, and two were dead while three were rushed to the hospital. An hour later, after this tragedy, two other shootings happened right across the street- one being on Piedmont, the other at the Gold Spa and Aromatherapy.

There were seven women and one man; most of them were Asian. The victims have been identified as Delainia Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng.

Yaun and her husband, Mario Gonalez, were off work getting a couples massage at Young’s Asian Massage when the tragedy started. Her husband safely made it out of the salon, but he and his wife were in separate rooms when the shooting was started. They had a family together; a thirteen-year-old son and an infant daughter. It is sad to say that this woman was a victim in this shooting that not one person deserved -separating families, taking parents, taking siblings. It is a terrible, terrible thing that no one deserved. John Beck, Yaun’s manager, voiced to BuzzFeed News that “her heart was so big.” She would feed homeless people and offer them clothes and a place to shower. Hearing a person who is so kind and so pure as Yaun makes you ask the question, “why do bad things happen to good people.” It doesn’t make sense and is not fair.

Xiaojie Tan was the owner of Young’s Asian Massage as was another victim of the attack. She was known for being an extremely hardworking small-business owner and had such a big heart filled with love and kindness. Her client, Greg Hynson, stated that when he came for an appointment on his birthday a year ago, she had a birthday cake waiting for him. Another victim, Paul Andre Micheals, was a U.S Army infantry veteran married for more than two decades. He was a “dedicated, hardworking, loving man,” his brother stated.

These killings brought a “wave of outrage and attention to violence against Asian-American people.” As soon as social media was notified of the attacks and assumed to be focused on Asian’s, you could see all over the media celebrities, influencers, and people left and right posting regarding standing up for the lost lives and spreading awareness to this hate crime and all hate crimes in general. The media has been outraged and will continue to stand together.