Lexus ‘December to Remember’ Celebrates Moments of Connection. New commercial, Sprinkles giveaways spread holiday cheer with annual return of iconic campaign
Every year, Lexus ushers in the holidays with the December to Remember campaign including the familiar jingle, the red bow and the gift-giving moment. This year, the signature red bow returns with a twist in a new spot called “Time Machine.” And, in a holiday first, Lexus is partnering with Sprinkles to make December a bit sweeter with exclusive giveaways at nationwide Sprinkles locations courtesy of Lexus dealers.
“This year’s ‘December to Remember’ celebrates the holidays as a joyful time to reconnect with loved ones,” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of Lexus marketing. “Our dealers do a great job of extending hospitality to our guests year-round. This holiday season, on behalf of our dealers, we’re inviting guests to enjoy a special Sprinkles treat and pay it forward to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.”
Lexus continues to be a proud partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Starting on Giving Tuesday, November 29, guests will have the opportunity to donate through a unique link found on social and in Sprinkles stores when they pick up their complimentary holiday treats. For every donation made through the link between November 29 and January 3, Lexus will match donations up to $250,000.
In the “Time Machine” commercial, debuting today, a young boy waits impatiently for the holidays. He becomes convinced that his family’s new RX is a time machine and wonders if it might make the holidays come faster. In a variation of the campaign’s signature gift-giving moment, this year’s gift comes in the form of the little boy being reunited with his older brother, who comes home early from college to surprise him. The red bow, instead of appearing on top of the car, appears on a present his brother brings with him. In addition, Lexus is bringing back two popular “December to Remember” spots from last year — “Runway” and “Wonderland.”
In its own gift-giving moment, Lexus is treating guests to an exclusive complimentary offer in partnership with Sprinkles at locations nationwide. From Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4, red velvet cupcakes will be gifted courtesy of Lexus and its dealers – each of the three days for one hour between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. (also while supplies last).
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers nine F SPORT models, two F performance models and one F model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.
It’s no secret that Oslo is a frontrunner for one of the top getaways in the world this year, with every corner of the happy city full of delicious seafood, exciting cultural offerings, and captivating hotel options. The city is experiencing a surge in new art galleries, restaurants, theaters, shops, and museums, including the new National Museum and Munch Museum, further solidifying its place as the cultural epicenter of Northern Europe and one of the hottest destinations to visit now.
Host to a diverse set of accommodation offerings, each with its own distinct personality and experiential programming, visitors can choose their own Oslo adventure based on the type of trip they want to create.
Some top hotel options include:
An Art Deco Cultural Immersion at the Brand New Sommerro:
The new place to stay in Norway’s capital, the 231-room Sommerro officially opened its doors in Frogner, a historic neighborhood in Oslo’s West End, on September 1. Set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company and a 1930s landmark, the hotel presents a trifecta of “first and only” – it is the city’s only Art Deco hotel, its first neighborhood hotel outside of the city center, and the country’s largest-ever preservation project. Guests will enjoy the grandeur of Sommerro’s custom furnishings and artwork contrasted with a sleek new modern rooftop space that includes TAK Oslo, a Nordic-Japanese restaurant helmed by chef Frida Ronge that is one of seven on-property restaurants and bars, a sauna, and Oslo’s only year-round rooftop pool with some of the best views in the city. Inspired by Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit, Sommerro serves as an open and inspiring house for all, where visitors can enjoy a dynamic range of immersive programming and activities including a residency with jazz musician and composer Maren Selvaag, an extensive art collection curated by acclaimed museum director and art critic Sune Nordgren, the largest wellbeing space of any city hotel across the Nordic countries, boat trips with KOK floating saunas, and more. Nightly rates at Sommerro start from USD$250 based on double occupancy and include breakfast. For more information, visit Sommerrohouse.com.
A Historic City Center Escape at Amerikalinjen:
Occupying one of the city’s most recognizable buildings, Amerikalinjen opened its doors in March 2019 on Jernbanetorget Square, adjacent to the bustling Central Station in downtown Oslo and just a short stride from the new Munch Museum and Deichman Library’s newly renovated flagship. Originally the headquarters for the Norwegian America Line that transported Norwegians across the Atlantic to the New World, the iconic building, which dates to 1919, has since been transformed into a modern-day marvel with luxurious accommodations, delicious dining, a chic jazz club, locally crafted amenities, and impeccable, personalized service. The surprisingly intimate 122-room property is layered with equal doses of subtle nostalgic references and forward-thinking design, and is defined not only by its accommodations, but also a standout offering of buzzy restaurants and bars, including Pier 42 – voted Best Cocktail Bar in Norway in 2021 and 2022 – which is led and managed by Adrián Michalčík who was recently named the Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year. Nightly rates at Amerikalinjen start at US$250 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit Amerikalinjen.com.
The Ultimate Art & Spa Resort Experience at THE THIEF:
A luxury waterfront hideaway located on “Thief Island” near downtown Oslo, THE THIEF is the crown jewel of this city-meets-sea peninsula that has been transformed from an islet hideout for local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district. Here, guests will find carefully selected furniture and top international art pieces gracing the hotel’s walls, creating a chic, museum-like atmosphere. Its permanent collection was curated by the former director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, and its lounge hosts stylish events including concerts, fashion shows, and book launches. Taking advantage of the stunning harbor views of the Oslofjord and the surrounding sea breeze, the THIEF ROOF FOODBAR is open to guests throughout the summer months, where they will be greeted with live music, contemporary Nordic cuisine, signature cocktails, tailored service and more. The hotel also plays host to a sleek spa, which is connected to the property via an underground walkway so guests can remain in complete privacy as they indulge in a plush robe and glass of bubbles on their way to a decadent and relaxing body scrub treatment – the perfect urban escape. Nightly rates at THE THIEF start at US$300 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit TheThief.com.
Ushuaïa Ibiza’s closing parties are world-renowned, bringing together world class artists, awe-inspiring production, and a party atmosphere like no other. This year’s final party promises to be one of the most unique and highly-anticipated closing party line-ups the island has ever seen, as the club’s iconic residency ANTS takes over the illustrious open-air club with a closing party to remember on Saturday 8th October.
ONE MORE dANTS is pulling out all the stops with a truly massive house and techno line-up, starting with GRAMMY Award-winning DJ and producer Black Coffee. This will be a rare chance to see the global Afro house pioneer perform outside of his longtime, hugely successful residency at Hï Ibiza. He is joined by leading US duo The Martinez Brothers whose cutting-edge selections traverse the house and techno spectrum with effortless style.
The first of three special back-to-back from GRAMMY-nominated house duo CAMELPHAT, whose own weekly residency at the Ushuaïa Ibiza has become a firm favourite, and tech house titan and ANTS regular Andrea Oliva. British DJ-Producer Cloonee steps up next, followed by another spectacular back-to-back session from Latmun and Francisco Allendes, which promises to be a house and techno masterclass. Add in Ibiza favourite Chelina Manuhutu playing B2B with high energy tech specialist Syreeta, plus final guest Sona, and you have a formidable line-up for Ushuaïa’s final party of the summer!
This summer has been Ushuaïa Ibiza’s most phenomenal season to date. The award-winning open air club’s iconic poolside stage has played host to packed out crowds and the biggest music stars in the world every week, including Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, J Balvin, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia and many more. Now the stage is set for the most-anticipated event of the season, as Ushuaïa Ibiza brings the summer to an emphatic close with one of the most monumental closing party line-ups the island has ever seen.
Tickets and VIP Tables are available now. Alongside individual event tickets, you can also buy a joint ticket for both Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza Closing Parties. Book your place at theushuaiaexperience.com.
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is a luxurious 415-room hotel comprised of two buildings: The Ushuaïa Club, featuring a world-renowned poolside stage, and The Ushuaïa Tower, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is dedicated to providing the best outdoor entertainment coupled with a modern, cutting-edge hotel experience. Designed for the discerning traveller seeking the fun and entertainment associated with Ibiza, the hotel continuously raises the bar from Swim-Up room options to daytime parties hosted by celebrated DJs, ensuring that the party never stops. Its collection of dining options is unrivaled, from Ibiza’s first premier steakhouse Montauk Steakhouse Ibiza and Minami Japanese Restaurant serving sushi and other Japanese delicacies, to The Oyster & Caviar Bar beside the pool and the renowned The Beach by Ushuaïa Ibiza providing the perfect fuel for Ibiza party-goers, or the Italian Sir Rocco Beach Trattoria. Visit www.theushuaiaexperience.com
ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE
Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a 360 music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For over two decades, The Night League has created and delivered world-class music experiences through globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with some of the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From our event producers, venue operators, booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experiences that invigorate audiences around the world. Find out more at thenightleague.com.
HÏ IBIZA CLOSING PARTY 2022
ANFISA LETYAGO | ANNA | DAMIAN LAZARUS
PACO OSUNA | PEGGY GOU | SITA
TALE OF US | THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS | VINTAGE CULTURE
It’s been a record-breaking season at Hï Ibiza but there is still time for the most anticipated event of the summer. Hï Ibiza’s unmissable closing party on Saturday 8th October brings together some of the club’s most iconic residents with a raft of global favourites. Tickets for this sure-to-sell-out event are available now and with Anfisa Letyago, ANNA, Damian Lazarus, Paco Osuna, Peggy Gou, Sita, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers and Vintage Culture all lining-up, it’s set to be one of the standout events of the summer.
Hï Ibiza’s Theatre plays host to Brazilian house wonder Vintage Culture, who brings his rolling basslines and emotive vocal sounds to the club for one final date this summer, after his much talked about debut residency. Fellow Hï Ibiza resident, Crosstown Rebels boss and electronic shaman Damian Lazarus, also stars, along with DJ, producer and label boss Peggy Gou. Melodic techno innovators Tale Of Us complete the Theatre lineup, rounding off another hugely successful season of their revered Afterlife residency, before boundlessly energetic New York pair The Martinez Brothers, who have truly made this room their own this summer, bring the season to a triumphant close.
Over in Hï Ibiza’s Club room, catch Spanish techno star Sita and Italian selector Anfisa Letyago who mixes up groove-laden techno with powerful house on labels like Rekids and Hotflush. Add to that ANNA, who brings her trademark, heavy-hitting brand of techno to the Club, along with Spanish techno legend and Hï Ibiza resident Paco Osuna, who has had a truly fantastic season during his summer residency, and all roads lead to a stunning closing party.
This has been Hï Ibiza’s longest ever season and amongst many highlights, the club was voted The World’s No. 1 Club in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs 2022 poll for the first time this year. Weekly summer residencies have included Afterlife, Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, David Guetta, FISHER, Glitterbox, Idris Elba, Paco Osuna, The Martinez Brothers, and Vintage Culture, plus there’s been a whole host of high profile DJ sets from artists including Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Fat Tony, Honey Dijon, J Balvin, Nicky Jam and many more.
With that famous sense of White Isle hedonism and the out-of-this-world production that has established Hï Ibiza’s position as the world’s best club, the countdown is now on to what will be the most electrifying celebration of house and techno anywhere on the island.
Tickets and VIP Tables are available now. Alongside individual event tickets, you can also buy a joint ticket for both Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza Closing Parties. Book your place at hiibiza.com.
Hï Ibiza – Officially The World’s number 1 Club, DJ Mag 2022. Since opening its doors for the very first time in 2017, the multi-award-winning Hï Ibiza has played host to the biggest names on the electronic music scene. Welcoming thousands of party revellers from all around the world each week throughout the season, Hï Ibiza is one of the most sought-after tickets on the island. With world-class residents, state-of-the-art design and sound, plus a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, the groundbreaking club has proved itself a force to be reckoned with. Find out more at hiibiza.com.
ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE
Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a 360 music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For over two decades, The Night League has created and delivered world-class music experiences through globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with some of the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From our event producers, venue operators, booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experience.
Aubergine by Atzaró, the must-visit Ibiza restaurant of 2022.
Lunch in the gardens of an ancient finca in the shade of a pergola or under the stars in the evening’ Conde Nast Traveller.
Aubergine by Atzaró is one of the most romantic dining destinations in rural Ibiza. It is a must-visit for Ibiza food lovers and island devotees this year. On the Ibiza bucket list, the pretty country-chic restaurant, owned by Atzaró Group, is situated in the countryside, in a tranquil part of the island between Santa Gertrudis and San Miguel.
On the menu this season is a mouth-watering aubergine carpaccio to share as well as delicious dishes such as baked camembert cheese with homemade Atzaró orange marmalade, avocado ceviche with mango, papaya, palm hearts, cherry tomatoes, coriander, chilli with yucca chips and nachos. The kale salad with endives, red cabbage, celery, pear, pomegranate with lemon, dates and ginger dressing is also a winner every time.
2022 sees ‘Live Music Fridays’ and ‘Summer Sundays’ plus monthly local artist exhibitions to add to the relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy live jazz, acoustic guitar or traditional flamenco, as you dine amongst the gardens and pop over to the indoor art pavilion to see the latest local art or browse the collections in the Atzaró Boutique brimming with Ibiza fashion talent.
The food concept is ‘farm-to-table’ with a rustic wholesome menu bursting with delicious dishes made from fresh seasonal local ingredients, much of which is grown in the organic vegetable garden on the Atzaró estate nearby. Freshly made juices, fruit waters, osmosis-collected water, local wines and cocktails compliment the sharing plate menu, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The grill menu has selections of some excellent locally sourced barbequed fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.
Aubergine by Atzaró is set in a restored ancient finca. The restaurant itself houses five cosy indoor dining rooms and three outdoor terraces twinkling with romantic lighting under pergolas dotted with a canopy of indigenous trees. Perfect for lunch in the fragrant gardens during the day, early evening sundowners or dinner under the stars at night, the restaurant encapsulates a sense of magical authentic Ibizan charm.
The extensive dining rooms, terraces and bars are decorated with rustic white plastered walls, sabina and olive beamed ceilings and painted with a simple and relaxing shade of olive green. Around the restaurant there are historical photographs of Ibiza as well as vintage pieces of pottery and artwork.
With New Year’s Eve coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to drink. 360 has come up with five champagne-filled beverages perfect for the holiday. And if you’re thinking about how to serve them, check out the Chambong plastic champagne flutes. They make it easier, and classier, than ever to consume sparkling wine.
This classic cocktail is perfect for New Year’s. Feel free to switch out lemon juice for grapefruit if you want a sweet twist. Serves 1.
Oh Polly, the brand that has been sweeping the internet and part of every major influencer’s wardrobe, is now redefining the women’s athleisure space with their sister company Bo+Tee. The UK based brand debuted their latest collection at The Bonaventure Brewing Company on December 15th, 2021.
The infamous brewery located on the fourth floor of The Westin in DTLA was the perfect venue to host their first event. Immediately walking in, guests are greeted with a DJ playing hits from Drake to Megan the Stallion, and with a bar serving drinks from red wine to hot chocolate spiked with Baileys. Finger foods were served throughout the evening including chicken skewers, cheese burgers, and a stand with churros and cotton candy for those sweet lovers.
Christmas came early this year! Attendees picked a set of their choosing from the latest collection. The articles of clothing were displayed in the back of the venue for guests to admire, while walking away with free Bo+Tee. We continued to canvas the floor deck of the venue, eventually stumbling upon a screen printing booth giving out special tote bags.
To end the night, fragrance brand Sarah Horowitz Parfums set up a station to concoct your own custom perfume. The process started with questions asking about one’s favorite citrus and favorite foods. In only fifteen minutes, the team constructed the scent of your dreams based on your answers.
The Bo + Tee’s capsule collection consists of five different pieces. This includes different variations of contemporary colored crop tops and seamless leggings. The pieces from the latest drop range from $30-$40. The collection can be available for purchase on us.ohpolly.com.
More on Bo+Tee:
Bo+Tee is the sister company of Oh Polly, selling activewear and fitness accessories globally. Bo+Tee was first launched in 2020 and since then has grown online at an impressive rate, with the official Instagram account boasting over 1 million followers. Their mission statement is to make people look and feel their best through form fitting activewear which combines innovation, style and function. Bo+Tee is one of the few UK activewear brands which designs and produces its own garments. As a result, they combine both exceptional quality (which they carefully control) with unique trends and performance driven styles.
With “Favorite Tings,” GRAMMY®-nominated artist Masego puts a trap jazz spin on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song, which was first heard in The Sound of Music and has since become a holiday staple. Download/stream “Favorite Tings,” which was released today by EQT Recordings/Capitol Records, HERE. View the visualizer HERE. The track has been a fan favorite ever since its original release as part of the Amazon Originals series in 2018.
Masego, who has amassed over two billion combined global streams in his career to date, recently earned his first GRAMMY nomination. Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records), the deluxe edition of his acclaimed EP, is nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. The collection includes the hit “Mystery Lady Ft. Don Toliver” plus the beautifully reimagined “Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).” Combined global streams of “Mystery Lady” have soared past the 150 million mark.
He’ll kick off 2022 with a sold-out, four-night stand at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Rosehardt will open at the January 6 and 7 shows. Devin Morrison, who collaborated with Masego on the recent single “Yamz,” will perform as a special guest at the January 8 and 9 shows. Masego will launch a headline tour of Europe and the U.K.. on February 11 in Warsaw. The run will wrap up at London’s O2 Brixton on March 13. Mereba will support on all dates.
“Favorite Tings” completes the trio of celebratory singles released by Masego in recent months. Released in October, “Garden Party” ft. Big Boi and JID has amassed 3.2 million combined streams and was praised by NPR as “a lush neo-soul single that unveils wonderland.” November brought “Yamz” with Devin Morrison, which is climbing the Mediabase R&B chart and creating a buzz on Shazam. VIBE said, “‘Yamz’ demands the attention of R&B purists,” and went on to praise “the duo’s sultry singing and the song’s seductive production.” The official video, which was directed by Mac Grant (Earthgang, J.I.D, Childish Major), is in rotation on MTVU.. The Black Friday drop of “Yamz” merchandise quickly sold out, prompting a second run of “Yamz” shorts, which will be available January 10, 2022.
Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence who cites 1930s Harlem big bandleader Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit and was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff. His 2018 debut album, Lady, Lady, included the breakout hit single “Tadow.” With more than one billion combined global streams, the song is certified Platinum in the U.S., Diamond in Brazil, and Gold in Mexico.
AV Club hailed Masego as “excellence in human form.” VIBE praised him as a “self-taught saxophonist, pianist, singer, and producer here to give an old soul sound a fresh new take in today’s hip-hop climate.” XXL observed, “Masego has created and curated a new wave.”
ILLUMINATION, UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND REPUBLIC RECORDS RELEASE NEW SING 2 SINGLE “CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)” BY KEKE PALMER FEATURING SCARLETT JOHANSSON, TARON EGERTON, REESE WITHERSPOON & TORI KELLY
SING 2 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 17, 2021
Energizing a holiday classic, Palmer uplifts the Mariah Carey staple with a rafter-shaking performance. Meanwhile, Johansson, Egerton, Witherspoon and Kelly shine just as brightly, carrying this powerhouse collaborative cover to the heavens. Don’t miss Keke Palmer and ToriKelly performing the tune with the Top 13 artists from NBC’s The Voice on the hit music competition series’ December 14 finale.
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” arrives on the heels of the previous Sing 2 single “Suéltate” by Sam i [feat. Anitta, Bia, & Jarina de Marco]. The video for the high-energy bilingual banger has already amassed more than 2.1 million YouTube views and the song has generated more than 1 million total streams.
The Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack releases Friday December 17, 2021. The soundtrack accompanies the new chapter in Illumination’s blockbuster animated franchise, Sing 2, which opens in US theaters on December 22, 2021.
The album’s first single “Your Song Saved My Life” marks the first new music from U2 since 2019. Bono, lead singer of U2, makes his animated film debut in Sing 2 as the voice of rock legend Clay Calloway. The band are very familiar with creating original songs for film, having received two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song among their many honors over the years.
The soundtrack features three original works – U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life,” Sam i feat. Anitta, BIA & Jarina De Marco on “Suéltate,”, and a record from Adam Buxton with Fancy Feelings feat. DSCOSTU entitled “Tippy Toes”. The soundtrack also features a special Sing 2 Mix of the record “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estéro as well as a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” from Keke Palmer ft. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly.
The soundtrack also includes additional music from the film, including contributions from superstars Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Billie Eilish, as well as performances by cast members Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton and more.
Check out the full track listing below.
Your Song Saved My Life (From Sing 2) – U2
Let’s Go Crazy – Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
Can’t Feel My Face – Kiana Ledé
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Heads Will Roll – Scarlett Johansson
Holes – Mercury Rev
bad guy – Billie Eilish
Sing 2 Audition Medley – Sing 2 Cast
Where the Streets Have No Name – Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
Higher Love – Kygo x Whitney Houston
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Taron Egerton & Tori Kelly
Suéltate (From Sing 2) – Sam i feat. Anitta, BIA & Jarina De Marco
Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – Scarlett Johansson
Soy Yo (Sing 2 Mix) – Bomba Estéro
A Sky Full of Stars – Taron Egerton
Could Have Been Me – Halsey
I Say A Little Prayer – Tori Kelly & Pharrell Williams
Break Free – Reese Witherspoon & Nick Kroll
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Scarlett Johansson & Bono
Tippy Toes – Adam Buxton with Fancy Feelings feat. DSCOSTU [BONUS TRACK]
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Keke Palmer feat. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly [BONUS TRACK]
About Sing 2
This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.
As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.
With Christmas coming right around the corner, Meghan Trainor has just released her heartening music video for My Kind of Present, watch it HERE. The song is a standout from the Deluxe Edition of her holiday album, A Very Trainor Christmas [Epic Records], available as a digital exclusive HERE.
Last month, Meghan teased the onset of the Deluxe Edition of A Very Trainor Christmas with her take on Christmas classic, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. Immediately, it gained huge critical praise. The Honey Pop stated, “it helps tie in that classic feel for such an iconic holiday song and builds on the nostalgic flair Meghan has added to hits like All About That Bass, Dear Future Husband and What If I.”
In Meghan’s new holiday music video for My Kind of Present, the video stars Meghan and her infant son Riley. Directed by Charm La’Donna, Meghan reads Riley his own fairytale in Riley’s Book. It showcases a hint of a new tradition for Meghan’s little family, and the video may just be Meghan’s most sincere and heartfelt video yet.
“Choose safe toys for your children, not wi-fi connected toys or smartphones,” is the message the Environmental Health Trustis sharing after recently winning a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. The court ordered the Federal Communications Commission to explain why it ignored scientific evidence showing harm from wireless radiation. Included in the evidence that the FCC ignored are studies on the impact of wireless exposure to children.
Because children’s skulls are thinner and their brains and bodies contain more fluid, they potentially absorb more cell phone microwave radiation. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made recommendations that parents should limit cell phone use by children, keep the phone away from the head and instead of streaming wirelessly, pre-download games and videos so children can use the technology more safely in airplane mode.
Studiesat the National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program found cell phone radiation led to cancers in the hearts and brains of male rats. DNA damage was also found. In 2021, a study by the Environmental Working Group published in Environmental Health, analyzed the NIH NTP study and concluded that U.S. safety limits needed to be 200 to 400 times stronger to protect children. A Yale Medicine study found that mice prenatally exposed to cell phone radiation had increased hyperactivity and impaired memory.
“Cell phones were never pre-market tested for long-term safety,” said Devra Davis, Ph.D., president of the Environmental Health Trust, a scientific think tank that promotes a healthier environment through research, education and policy. “Safety limits for radiation were set 25 years ago, based on 35-year-old science and using a model of a large, adult male. Over a dozen countries inform parents to limit their children’s exposure because they are more vulnerable and will have a lifetime of exposure,” Davis explained. “Parents assume they’re buying devices and toys that have been deemed safe but no U.S. health agency has ever completed a systematic evaluation of the health risks of wireless radiation.”
While all cell phones have fine print warnings about keeping a distance between the phone and the body, the instructions are easy to miss. For instance, the Apple iPhone 13 should not be closer than 5 mm. The Amazon Echo has a distance of 20 cm, or about 8 inches. Laptops and many wi-fi toys advise keeping an “8-inch distance” from the body. When cellphones and wi-fi devices are held close to the body, the wireless radiation absorption can exceed U.S. safety limits that were set for adults more than two decades ago.
Because smartphones, smart toys and other smart home devices have become ubiquitous in our daily lives, we rarely think about how this technology works. But it’s not holiday magic—it’s wireless microwave radiation. All wireless devices from smartphones to wi-fi and connected dolls and stuffed animals are two-way microwave radios that send and receive a type of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation called radio frequency (RF radiation or microwaves).
Many physicians are cautioning about how this daily exposure will affect children’s health in the long term. Before buying your child a cell phone this holiday, be sure to learn the facts. EHT has resources for parents on how to reduce exposure at home.
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