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AMANDA LEPORE × BURGEROLOGY

In celebration for PRIDE month, Burgerology NYC has partnered with the nightlife queen and LGBTQ+ icon, Amanda Lepore to launch “The Amanda Lepore Milkshake.”   The customer with a sweet tooth will love the vanilla shake with raspberry puree with fresh rainbow cookie crumbs.  With the outside being coated with vanilla icing and confetti sprinkles, the milkshake is topped with candy bracelets, cotton candy, Pixie Stixs, giant lollipops, a slice of rainbow cookie cake, whip cream and Amanda inspired candy lips all topped with Pop Rocks.

“Our family atmosphere is a testament to the fact that every member of our family is apart of Burgerology and we wanted to do something to embrace our LGBTQ+ family,” says John Galatoulas, co- owner of the successful burger chain.  “Amanda was a pleasure to work with and definitely worked with us to bring her iconic spirit to this Milkshake and we hope her fans and our customers will love this exclusive month-long menu item as much as we loved creating it!”  Amanda Lepore purrs,  “I hope everyone has as much fun drinking the drop dead gorgeous The Amanda Lepore Milkshake as I did making it with Burgerology and red lipstick kisses! Happy Pride!”

About BurgerologyThe Galatoulas Family has spent decades mastering the art of creating a restaurant experience that is not only fueled by good food, but by a family atmosphere. With their current venture Burgerology, the family provides a unique feel—with a menu that is both personal and diverse—and a testament to their love of bringing people of all ages together for a meal.

The family atmosphere is a testament to the fact that every member of the Galatoulas Family is a part of Burgerology. Eddie Galatoulas is the CEO, while his business partner and wife Georgia runs HR. Their son John Galatoulas is the head of the kitchen and runs the back of the house, while his sister Maria runs the front of the house. “It’s a chance for my husband and I to spend more time with our kids and operate the business together,” Georgia explains. 

Burgerology offers a distinct menu with a B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Burger) that includes everything from Dry Age to Maple Aioli. There are gourmet burgers as well, including Eddie The Greek which includes lamb and feta cheese to the Einstein Burger with braised short ribs and the Saratoga BBQ which is a traditional barbecue dish in burger form. In addition to burgers, there are fried chicken sandwiches, assorted mac ‘n cheese, as well as tacos, salads, and small plates. There are even dessert “burgers” of sorts, known as Doughwiches, along with specialty shakes. For the grown-ups, there are signature cocktails and craft beers. Visually, each item is a work of art in and of itself, with over the top designs that range from gigantic burgers and elaborate desserts, to potion-like cocktails with dry ice and stunning blinking LED ice cubes.

With eight locations across Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan, Burgerology is growing and growing, catching the taste buds of even celebrity patrons like the cast of Power and rapper FivioForeign. At the heart of it, however, Burgerology is a place where memories are made for family members of all ages. Every time they experience Burgerology, they are experiencing a part of the GalatoulasFamily. 

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are sharing the sterling new stereo mix of their classic 1963 tune, “Shut Down,” offering up a blast of fun and sun to help soundtrack Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff to summer. The new mix is featured on their forthcoming remastered and expanded edition of their career-spanning greatest hits collection, Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, due June 17 via Capitol Records/UMe. Originally released in 2003, the album soared to No. 16 in the US and stayed on the chart for 104 weeks. Now certified 4x platinum for sales of nearly four and a half million albums, the new edition has been updated in both number of songs and sonics as it expands the original 30-track best of with 50 more of the band’s most beloved songs for a total of 80 tracks that span their earliest hits to deeper fan-favorite cuts. Boasting 26 new mixes, it includes two first-time stereo mixes, plus 24 new-and-improved stereo mixes, which in some cases feature the latest in digital stereo extraction technology, allowing for the team to separate the original mono backing tracks for the first time.

“Shut Down” was originally released as the B-side to the single “Surfin’ U.S.A.” three weeks ahead of its inclusion on The Beach Boy’s sophomore album of the same name in March 1963. Propelled by the wildly popular single, which was a smash at radio across the country and peaked at No. 23 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 34 in the UK, the album reached No. 2 in the U.S. and stayed on the charts for an incredible 78 weeks. Still riding the wave of success from their debut album the year prior, The Beach Boys were, as All Music writes, “vital to launching surf music as a national craze” and poised for even bigger waves as they continued to refine their songwriting and production skills, rapidly evolving from their early surf beginnings to create some of the most sonically exquisite and most important and beloved music ever made.

Pre-order Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys and listen to “Shut Down.” https://thebeachboys.lnk.to/SoundsOfSummer

Assembled by Mark Linett and Alan Boyd, the team behind 2013’s GRAMMY® Award-winning SMiLE Sessions and last year’s acclaimed boxed set, Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971Sounds Of Summer features nearly every US Top 40 hit of The Beach Boys’ incredible career, including “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Surfer Girl,” “Surfin’ U.S.A., “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “God Only Knows,” “Good Vibrations,” “Be True To Your School,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Kokomo,” “Barbara Ann,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “In My Room,” and many others. Fifty additional tracks showcase the variety and diversity of the group’s deep catalog, with some of the many highlights including “All This Is That,” “Disney Girls,” “Forever,” “It’s About Time,” “Feel Flows,” “Friends,” “Let The Wind Blow,” “Roll Plymouth Rock,” “Long Promised Road,” “Sail on Sailor,” “Baby Blue,” “Surf’s Up,” “Let Us Go On This Way,” and “Wind Chimes.”

The expanded edition of Sounds Of Summer will be available in a variety of formats, including digitally, a 3CD softpack, and as a Super Deluxe Edition 6LP vinyl boxed set on 180-gram black vinyl in two options – a standard set or a numbered, limited edition version featuring a rainbow foil slipcase and four collectible lithographs. Both versions will feature color printed sleeves that replicate the original “Capitol Catalog” sleeves that highlight the entire Beach Boys discography, and all formats will include a booklet with new liner notes and updated photos. The original 30-track version will also be available in its newly remastered and upgraded form on single CD or double gatefold LP on standard weight vinyl or as a higher-end limited edition numbered version pressed on 180-gram vinyl with a tip-on jacket and a lithograph.

Additionally, all 30 tracks on disc 1 of Sounds Of Summer have been mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos, joining the group’s Christmas Album which was mixed in spatial audio and released this past holiday season, and continuing the initiative to present the group’s catalog in the enveloping and exciting new audio format.

Sixty years after first transmitting their good vibrations around the globe, The Beach Boys, the first American pop band to reach the 60-year milestone, remain one of the most legendary and influential groups to date, with their timeless music reverberating through modern culture today as strong as ever. In celebration of their 60th anniversary, UMethe global catalog company of UMG, is pleased to be a part of some of the major initiatives planned to celebrate “America’s Band” throughout 2022-23.

The Beach Boys said: “It’s hard to believe it’s been 60 years since we signed to Capitol Records and released our first album, Surfin’ Safari. We were just kids in 1962 and could have never dreamed about where our music would take us, that it would have such a big impact on the world, still be loved, and continue to be discovered by generation after generation. This is a huge milestone that we’re all very honored to have achieved. And to our incredible fans, forever and new, we look forward to sharing even more throughout the year.”

UMe President & CEO, Bruce Resnikoff, said: “The Beach Boys have created some of the most iconic and beloved music of all time. An indelible and important part of America’s cultural fabric, their timeless music has been a ubiquitous soundtrack for generations and continues to influence, inspire, and delight. We at UMe remain honored to further The Beach Boys’ legendary catalog and look forward to celebrating them all year long along with their millions of fans around the world.”

The timeless music of The Beach Boys will be featured in several innovative official new music videos that are in the works along with a slate of lyric videos and visualizers to present these classic songs in the modern video era.

Following the release of Sounds of Summer, this fall Capitol/UMe will release the next chapter in The Beach Boys’ archival releases, which will explore the bands often overlooked but pivotal albums, 1972’s Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” and 1973’s Holland. The deluxe multi-disc set follows last year’s acclaimed boxed set Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 that topped many critic’s year-end lists and chronicled and explored the metamorphic and highly influential 1969-1971 period of the band’s [ career through tons of unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a cappella versions, culled from the album sessions. More details will be revealed at a later date.

Besides the new music releases from Capitol/UMe, The Beach Boys are also catching new waves by participating in a feature length documentary currently in the works, a tribute special, prestigious exhibitions and events, unique brand partnerships, and much more to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Tia Tia "Boys Go Marching" cover art via Nina Lee (The Oriel Co) for use by 360 Magazine

Tia Tia – Boys Go Marching

Today, buzzing pop trailblazer Tia Tia reveals a new single entitled “Boys Go Marching.” Listen to “Boys Go Marching” HERE.

On the track, a pulsing beat thumps in between acoustic guitar and finger-snaps as she oozes attitude on each verse. She serves up an instantly irresistible refrain with the rhyme, “Them boys go marching two by two Escalades and face tattoos they ask me, Hey whats good with you.”

It arrives on the heels of recent anthems such as 
Night & Day” and “Call Me.” Between the sassy lyric video and showstopping and stunning music video, the latter has amassed over 250K cumulative YouTube views and counting.

Last year, the New Jersey-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter made her debut as an artist with the intoxicating “Red Wine.” Right out of the gate, it claimed coveted real estate on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh Finds: Pop. It lit up TikTok with hundreds of thousands of views and even caught the attention of Victoria Justice and the legendary Gwen Stefani who shared it on an Instagram story.

Behind-the-scenes, her songwriting discography includes Justin Bieber’s “Off My Face,” Ava Max’s #1 “My Head & My Heart” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Skin.” Recently, she notably co-wrote “I’d Rather Have Sex” for Anitta’s blockbuster new album Versions Of Me out now. She also scored a BMI Award for co-writing Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart.” Emerging as a powerhouse performer, she just lit up the Galore party at Coachella. She also recently graced the Grammy Awards red carpet, receiving praise for her iconic spikey updo from tastemaker publications like Nylon, E! News, Elle, and Vogue.

Watch the “Boys Go Marching,” as Tia Tiagets ready to take over pop in 2022.

ABOUT TIA TIA:

With a name so nice, you gotta say it twice! Born and raised in New Jersey, Tia Tia made her way to the West Coast with a splash. Since moving to LA in 2019, she has penned multiple hits, co-writing “Off My Face” from Justin Bieber’s platinum-selling Justice album and Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart,” which reached number 13 on top 40 radio earlier this year. She also helped craft Sabrina Carpenter’s latest single “Skin,” which also charted on top 40 radio and was viewed as a response to Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping “Drivers License.”

In June 2021, Tia Tia released her debut single “Red Wine,” which was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and earned a seal of approval from her idol, Gwen Stefani. With a nod to the early 200’s, Tia Tia’s music has a refreshing throwback energy with sun-soaked danceable beats reminiscent of her childhood influences – Rihanna, Akon, Stefani and Major Lazer to name a few. This is only the beginning as she gears up to release the rest of her debut project. Look out for what’s on the horizon for Tia Tia, while she’s quickly becoming a household name in the songwriting credits of your favorite pop songs, she might just be your next favorite pop star – watch this space.

Fashion maven Lenny Kravitz never disappoints via 360 MAGAZINE

CROONER KRAVITZ

Singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor Lenny Kravitz was seen at the Grammy’s wearing bespoke boots in collaboration with Modern Vice [MV] Designer, Jordan Adoni and Church Boutique!

The seasoned musician literally brought his look to new heights. The heeled knee-high leather boots in black and silver, which boasted a square-shaped toe, was paired seamlessly with his rockstar outfits on the red carpet and during his iconic performance with H.E.R and Travis Barker.

Apart from his successful career, Lenny Kravitz’s innate style has catapulted him into becoming the icon he is today, breaking conventional societal norms. Kravitz follows a long line of megawatt performers who have given the heel a go, including David Bowie, Prince, and Harry Styles.

Launched in 2012, Modern Vice is a direct-to-consumer made-to-order footwear brand. MV made shoe-buying easier by stripping away middlemen and inventory which eliminates overstock waste and cut costs. At Modern Vice, every product is made of genuine leathers and materials from Italy, then crafted to completion at the New York City factory handcrafted by artisans. The brand has garnered celebrity fans including: Kate Hudson, Bella Thorne, Lauryn Hill and Rita Ora. The on-going project includes videos which were creative directed by Jordan Adoni & Zexi Qi of Snakk Studio filmed at famed Brooklyn venue House Of Yes.

Next up is a capsule with Disco House music artist Amy Douglas.

SPIRIT OF ECSTASY REDESIGNED

“The Spirit of Ecstasy is the most famous and desirable automotive mascot in the world. More than just a symbol, she is the embodiment of our brand, and a constant source of inspiration and pride for the marque and its clients. Like our brand, she has always moved with the times while staying true to her nature and character. In her new form she is more streamlined and graceful than ever before – the perfect emblem for the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce ever created, and for gracing the prow of our bold electric future.”
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce has reimagined its iconic Spirit of Ecstasy figurine to grace the bonnet of its new all-electric motor car, Spectre, 111 years to the day the Spirit of Ecstasy was first registered as intellectual property of Rolls-Royce on 6th February 1911.

The figurine has been remodelled with a lower, more dynamic stance that brings her much closer to the drawings made by her original creator, the illustrator and sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes, in the early years of the 20th century. It also sees her physical form represent The Expression, a visual device that forms part of the marque’s new visual language. The new Spirit of Ecstasy stands 82.73mm tall, compared to her predecessor’s 100.01mm. Her robes, which flow behind her in the slipstream – often but erroneously characterised as ‘wings’ – have been subtly reshaped to make them more aerodynamic and realistic.

The most visible change is her stance. Previously, she has stood with her feet together, legs straight and tilting at the waist. Now, she is a true goddess of speed, braced for the wind, one leg forward, body tucked low, her eyes focused eagerly ahead. These changes have both practical and stylistic benefits, contributing to Spectre’s remarkable aerodynamic properties. The earliest Spectre prototypes have a drag coefficient (cd) of just 0.26, making it the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce ever created. The figure is expected to improve during the product’s exhaustive testing protocols undertaken in 2022.

This new expression captures the essence of Charles Sykes’ original drawings, but rather than simply being redrawn or redesigned, her new shape has been digitally sculpted by a computer modeller working at the Home of Rolls-Royce, who has a passion for life drawing and sculpture. Their experience in this field was invaluable in developing the figurine’s elegant lifelike facial features as well as her expression, which deftly combines focus and serenity. The designers also consulted stylists at Goodwood for their perspective on her hair, clothes, posture, and expression, adding an authentically contemporary aura to her dynamism and commanding presence.

While all figurines are made using one of the oldest known casting techniques, named lost wax casting or cire-perdue, each is individually finished by hand, so will be minutely different from figurine to figurine. As well as continuing a long Rolls-Royce tradition – until 1939, the mascots were made and polished by Charles Sykes himself – this subtle, ephemeral human element creates an intriguing contrast to the precise, highly engineered motor car she sits atop.

Though relatively rare in the modern era, changes to the Spirit of Ecstasy have been made throughout her 111-year lifespan. She has been rendered in various sizes and materials and, briefly, in a kneeling position. The new version created for Spectre will appear on all future models: the current design will still be used on Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan and their Black Badge alter egos where applicable.

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Marvel Judgment Day

From the revolutionary writer Kieron Gillen and legendary artist Valerio Schiti comes JUDGMENT DAY, the new Marvel Comics blockbuster that opens up the Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before.

Working on projects such as ETERNALS and IMMORTAL X-MEN, we see Gillen defining a brand-new storyline with the addition of Jason Aaron and Javier Garron’s AVENGERS. These three iconic Marvel sets come together to create intense expansions. Schiti, master narrator in the likes of EMPYRE and INFERNO, generates a new era of adventure in the Marvel universe when these Super Hero icons meet. JUDGMENT DAY serves as a fresh experience in the realm of Marvel Comics.

The story starts when the X-Men have gained full immortality, with mutants overlooking everyone on the globe. We find the Eternals uncovering information about their own species, with some shocking and destructive information uncovered about mutants. The Avengers face encounters with the Celestials as they use a plunged Celestial to discover more secrets of the kind. While the Eternals go after the mutant nation of Krakoa, the Avengers work to stop a possible apocalyptic war. The dispute turns out to be anything but easy, as new characters emerge on all sides as the people of the Marvel Universe are judged for what they must face.

Gillen spoke on JUDGMENT DAY, stating, “There’s a classic metaphor to describe the Marvel Universe – a toybox, which creators take toys out of, play with and put back. I get it, but it’s never quite how I’ve seen it – I think ‘play’ in another way. I think of a music shop, with all these instruments with their different qualities suggesting different songs, different stories. For all the Marvel instruments I’ve played, I’ve never written an event. Writing an event is something different. It’s not like playing an instrument. It’s having all the instruments in the Marvel music shop. That’s not like writing a song. That’s like writing a symphony.

“I looked at everything in ETERNALS and IMMORTAL X-MEN and everything else all the X and Avengers writers have done and thought… yeah, this is an event. In fact, an event is the only way to do justice to this. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson described the music he was reaching for as Teenage Symphonies to God. I think that’s what the best Marvel Events aspire to be, and it’s what we’re aspiring to here. I want the scale. I want the heartbreak . I want a book that wears its heart on its sleeve even as it puts a fist in your face. I want something Wagnerian in its volume as emotional as God Only Knows.”

Schiti, too, added to the conversation, while stating, “It is great to have the opportunity to draw another Marvel event after Empyre. The difference is that last time I was just excited, but now I know how high the expectations are, so now I am both excited and a bit scared! Luckily for me I have the great Kieron Gillen and Marte Gracia watching my back and together we can face any cosmic threat!”

Make sure you take full advantage of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1 on May 7 to get your first glimpse on the hit. Get ready for more news surrounding JUDGMENT day and upcoming issues of ETERNALS, IMMORTAL X-MEN, X-MEN and AVENDERS in the new few weeks. For more info, visit Marvel.com.

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Dream Inn launches Beach Feast

Dream Inn Santa Cruz recently launched Beach Feast, a complete ocean-to-table private dining experience that perfects for guests to dine safely outdoors at ‘King Table’ on Cowell Beach – just steps away from the iconic, retro beachfront hotel. Whether an intimate table for two, family reunion, small reception, or corporate groups, the Beach Feast experience is ideal for celebrating unforgettable social gatherings in a special setting.

Offering a fully customizable menu created by Executive Chef Gus Trejo that delightfully integrates fresh seafood and grilled steaks, catering to all tastes, and includes menu options like paella topped with a whole octopus, bursting shrimp and fresh mussels, as well as ribeye steaks and roasted local vegetables. The accompanying wine list, delicious dessert menu, and bespoke service, only add more to the experience.

A short stroll from the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, Dream Inn Santa Cruz recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation with whimsical retro-surfer décor which nods to the hotel’s origins and Santa Cruz’s history as a surfing mecca. The renovation included upgrades to all 165 guestrooms and suites, as well as a makeover to the hotel lobby and pool area.  Dark-wood ’60s-style furnishings and turquoise accents give the guestrooms and its restaurant, Jack O’Neill Restaurant, a classic beachy feel.  Guests will also love to experience the new Jack’s Patio, a wildly inventive, new outdoor dining concept – the perfect pandemic outdoor dining venue with open-air, live music featuring local musicians and heat lamps for chilly coastal evenings. To further embrace the inn’s casual, laid back ambiance, guests can soak up the California sun while enjoying the host of amenities the property has to offer including a re-vamped pool deck with beach access; poolside bar; surfing lessons, and complimentary beach cruisers to explore the charming town of Santa Cruz.

Vaughn Lowery illustration by Allison Christensen for his book Move Like Water x Be Fluid produced by 360 MAGAZINE

Move Like Water × Be Fluid

By Katrina Tiktinsky

Vaughn Lowery, founder and publisher of 360 MAGAZINE, is set to release his first book this month. Move Like Water × Be Fluid is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.

This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward. The self-empowerment so emblematic in Lowery’s character and story promotes readers to adopt the author’s tactics in their own lives.

The influence of prominent civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, the writer’s grandfather, is prevalent in this work. A beacon for both hope and progress during the Civil Rights Movement, the legacy of Joseph Lowery weighs heavily on the narrator. This, along with his upbringing and existence as a black man in America, make Lowery both introspective and contextually aware when it comes to race. Moreover, draws parallels between the movement his grandfather championed and led, and the Black Lives Matter movement of today, exposing the failures of our system and calling for meaningful, systemic change. Both Joseph and Vaughn Lowery are members of the first intercollegiate historically African American organization Alpha Phi Alpha. Lowery simultaneously considers the work he can do, as a singular human being, to forward social justice causes in his day-to-day life and interactions with others. 

In 1920, his grandmother, Agnes Christine Moore Lowery (the little girl in the blue dress, also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha), came with her grandmother to become the first black to vote in Tennessee. The kids’ book, The Big Day, depicts their journey the day she voted, now available on Amazon here.

Photo of LaJUNE by Armon Hayes for 360 Magazine

Photo: Armon Hayes, Talent: LaJUNE

360 Magazine is also now selling one of a kind home goods via Chairish, a curated marketplace for the best in vintage and contemporary furniture, decor and art. Check out this piece designed by 360’s founder Vaughn Lowery.

In the year 2020, which has been afflicted with an overwhelming amount of change, there has never been a timelier moment for insight from a man like Lowery. As mentioned, Lowery’s deep ties and connections to racial justice in America feels incredibly relevant, as do his thoughts on digital media, something Lowery pioneered years before COVID-19 forced the world hurriedly online. Constantly at the forefront of social change, Move Like Water × Be Fluid offers an understanding of the current moment, yet looks forward to the possibility of an evolved, cosmopolitan world. One that Lowery aspires to through all his works, including this installation and 360 MAGAZINE.

As we follow the author through grade school, high school and on through Cornell University, we collect advice from a myriad of powerful secondary characters. From all walks of life, these secondary support systems offer Lowery the push he needs to continue on striving towards something better. We watch Lowery model the work ethic of his admired older sister, gain confidence from an encouraging teacher, change the trajectory of his life due to a neighborhood mentor, and learn from the critique of a Residential Advisor. This self-help-book stands apart for never failing to appreciate the importance of an individual’s support system. Fittingly, while the book catalogues Lowery’s journey to success, it inspires and encourages readers in the same way Lowery’s community uplifted him – to take action towards a meaningful life.

Comparable titles to Move Like Water × Be Fluid include other stories of individuals who later turned to publishing their experiences in self-help books. Numerous celebrity examples include Becoming by Michelle Obama, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, or The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey. These titles, as well as Lowery’s first book, all feature introspection and explanations regarding the course of the authors’ lives. 

The following descriptions outlines the chapter-by-chapter journey within Move Like Water × Be Fluid.

Chapter 1: The beginning of Lowery’s journey is marked by his complicated childhood in Detroit, distinctly connected to his sense of place and community. Financial struggles and surroundings reminiscent of the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” as well as the author’s early experience with assault contextualize the course of Lowery’s life.

Chapter 2: A childhood mood, coupled with the realization of his intelligence, swiftly changed the direction of Lowery’s life. Following a move to New Jersey to live with his older sister, Lowery’s early experiences of racism shine a light on his passion for racial justice today. The opportunity to participate in an honored education program again changes the trajectory Lowery follows.

Chapter 3: This chapter offers insight into the ups and downs of high school, a narrative many are familiar with. Yet, Lowery’s poised observations throughout the chapter reflect his early understanding of the world.

Chapter 4: After a remarkable yet complex journey through high school, Lowery achieves the first of many dreams by gaining the chance to attend Cornell University in New York. At Cornell, he is able to expand his understanding of self and what he hopes to accomplish.

Chapter 5: Saks Fifth Avenue recruits Lowery to work in their corporate office, marking Lowery’s first foray into the world of economics and fashion. The advice he gains from mentors in the field prompts him to shift towards a career in acting and modeling, supplemented by working in the Medicare Department of U.S. Healthcare.

Chapter 6: New York, in all its hectic nature, pointed Lowery west towards California where he could further capitalize on his talents in the entertainment industry.

Chapter 7: This chapter details one of the events in Lowery’s life for which he is best known: his commercials as “Joe Boxer Guy” that overwhelmed the nation. Following ups and downs in Los Angeles, this success cemented Lowery’s understanding of his own talents as well as his ties to L.A.

Chapter 8: Following an offensive home invasion, Lowery pivots to continue embracing what life throws at him with appearances on NBC’s “Scrubs” and “America’s Next Top Model.”

Chapter 9: With plenty of capital and the space to complement his next steps, Lowery founded 360 MAGAZINE in 2008, powering through the tidal wave that was the recession all due to his own brains and the belief in his product and brand.

Chapter 10: After another painful reminder of the inadequacies of the justice system in America due to an unjust prison stay, Lowery’s comprehension of what is truly important is once again realigned. Despite his negative experiences, his magazine is able to be on the cutting edge of the Los Angeles scene.

Chapter 11: The number 360 is ubiquitous to Lowery – one embodies the other. His appreciation for both his own capabilities and expertise, as well as the ones of others, assures his magazine and brand are constantly evolving. 

Chapter 12: Thinking on the future following the tragic death of a friend, Lowery is nowhere near finished and is more than ready to continue is many metamorphoses. He now exists in a space where he strives to empower others, all around the world. 360.

Move Like Water x Be Fluid, by Vaughn Lowery, is available this month exclusively on the 360 MAGAZINE’s website. 360 MAGAZINE has received numerous accolades, and has recently been featured on Dancing with the Stars. Stay in touch by following both Lowery (@vaughnlowery) and 360 (@360magazine)

Additionally Vaughn has an audio book titled, “Say Uncle: The Story of Vaughn Lowery” which loosely based on his childhood. It is available for here on Amazon Music. For additional info on Vaughn Lowery visit Wikipedia and IMDb.

Now available in all formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Blurb, Walmart and Audible.

Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available in our shop.

DMX illustration by Heather Skovlund (Photo Credit Jonathan Mannion) for 360 Magazine

DMX

Official Statements from DMX’s Family & White Plains Hospital

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.” – Earl “DMX” Simmons’ Family

“White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”   

When it comes to DMX, a man blessed with a vicious bark of a voice, there is no such thing as half-stepping. Born Earl Simmons in 1970, the Yonkers-raised MC arrived as the physical embodiment of unbridled energy—a one-man distillation of fellow rugged New York acts like Wu-Tang Clan. With the release of his 1998 debut, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, DMX wrapped himself in musical aggression that enhanced his imposing presence across songs like the minimal, clanging “Get at Me Dog” and rowdy breakout “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” But X scaled back the pugnacity on that same album’s introspective “How’s It Goin’ Down,” which featured angelic vocals from R&B’s Faith Evans and painted a vivid picture of a complex relationship headed down the wrong path. DMX would revisit that sensitivity on “Slippin’,” a heart-rending track from 1998’s Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood that found him expressing a desire to live a less tumultuous life. As at odds as the rapper’s two sides may seem to be, he’s always thrived most while letting his emotions fly unrestrained. In 2000, he released …And Then There Was X, where even the anthemic “Party Up” served as a prime example of DMX’s uniquely intense take on hardcore hip-hop. But whether ferocious, amped up, or introspective, the MC has remained grounded by his faith, which, especially in the later years of his career, he approaches with nothing short of absolute devotion.

Following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., DMX took over as the undisputed reigning king of hardcore rap. He was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare. His rapid ascent to stardom was actually almost a decade in the making, which gave him a chance to develop the theatrical image that made him one of rap’s most distinctive personalities during his heyday. Everything about DMX was unremittingly intense, from his muscular, tattooed physique to his gruff, barking delivery, which made a perfect match for his trademark lyrical obsession with dogs. Plus, there was substance behind the style; much of his work was tied together by a fascination with the split between the sacred and the profane. He could move from spiritual anguish one minute to a narrative about the sins of the streets the next yet keep it all part of the same complex character, sort of like a hip-hop Johnny Cash. The results were compelling enough to make DMX the first artist ever to have his first four albums enter the charts at number one.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion

Photo credit: Jonathan Mannion

Bob Moses illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Bob Moses

Los Angeles Tourism Invites Visitors to #StartYourComeback, Partners with Cercle for a Livestream Set Featuring Bob Moses from the Iconic Griffith Observatory

The “magic hour” timed show happens March 22 and will be available worldwide on Facebook Live and Twitch

Los Angeles is starting its comeback, having moved to the state’s less restrictive red tier which allows the safe reopening of museums, indoor dining, theme parks, and outdoor live events including spectator sports, with appropriate capacity controls and safety protocols. Now, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is inspiring lovers of L.A. to start their comeback, whenever they are ready, in a new partnership certain to stir wanderlust. To keep Los Angeles top of mind with visitors sonically and visually, Los Angeles Tourism has partnered with Cercle, known for their jaw-dropping musical live streams from UNESCO World Heritage sites and other cultural icons across the globe. L.A.-based, Grammy-winning electronic duo Bob Moses will perform a live stream, sunset set from the iconic Griffith Observatory on Monday, March 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST. While there will be no audience present, the show is viewable on screens worldwide via Cercle’s Facebook LiveTwitch, and Oculus.

The collaboration kicks off Los Angeles Tourism’s new multi-month, phased effort to inspire visitors to #StartYourComeback. To help plan a future vacation, Los Angeles Tourism has aggregated more than 100 special offers from hotels, restaurants and more, available here.

“Through our partnership with Cercle, we’re inviting people to come back to a sense of wonder, to come back to a spirit of possibility. We have the opportunity to inspire with a dazzling magic hour, our iconic Griffith Observatory and the twinkling lights of the city’s skyline, all the while reminding visitors that L.A. is starting its comeback and we look forward to welcoming them back to L.A. when they are ready,” said Don Skeoch, Los Angeles Tourism’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“We call Los Angeles home, and we’re honored to bring L.A. to the world through this partnership with Cercle, which allows us to perform at the iconic Griffith Observatory during sunset. We’re ready for a magical show,” stated Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance of Bob Moses.

Derek Barbolla, Founder and CEO of Cercle added, “We’ve dreamt of hosting a show in Los Angeles at the Griffith Observatory for years now, and it’s incredibly special that this will soon become a reality. We know our fans will love seeing L.A. through our lens and will want to get back to L.A. – or discover it for the first time – after the show. We’re happy to safely bring a taste of the city to Cercle fans around the world.”

To learn more, visit @discoverla on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook. Visitors are encouraged to #TravelResponsibly and follow all guidance from Los Angeles County Public Health.