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HELLINGS – KILL ME TO KEEP LOVING YOU

HELLINGS FEATURING SUPERGROUP BAND DROPS DEBUT SINGLE TODAY TITLED “KILL ME TO KEEP LOVING YOU”

ALICE COOPER PLAYS A HAND IN BRETT HELLINGS’ ALL-STAR BAND THAT INCLUDES TOMMY HENRIKSEN (ALICE COOPER, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, LADY GAGA, MEAT LOAF); RICHARD FORTUS (GUNS N’ ROSES); BUCK JOHNSON (AEROSMITH, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES); BILLY SHEEHAN (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, STEVE VAI); AND KENNY ARONOFF (JOHN MELLENCAMP, JOHN FOGERTY, SMASHING PUMPKINS)

Hellingswith lead singer Brett Hellings on vocals and an all-star supergroup including Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires, Warlock, Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf)Buck Johnson (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires)Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), and Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins) drops their debut single today titled “Kill Me To Keep Loving You,” just in time for Halloween.

Check out the music video for “Kill Me To Keep Loving You” HERE.  Get the song HERE

“Kill Me To Keep Loving You” was recorded with Brett Hellings on lead vocals, Fortus on lead guitar, Henriksen on guitars and backing vocals; Johnson on keyboards, organ and backing vocals; Sheehan on bass and backing vocals; and Aronoff on drums and percussion.

The track was mixed by Tim Palmer, who has worked his sonic magic for Pearl Jam, U2, Robert Plant and David Bowie, among others; and mastered by Grammy award winning Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Prince, Jeff Buckley, Muse).

An endorsement from Alice Cooper on his radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper,” ultimately led Brett Hellings, a well-traveled singer-songwriter to record with a powerhouse ensemble of the industry’s top session and touring musicians.  It was just a 45 second mention on a syndicated radio show, but for veteran indie rocker Hellings, who has toughed it out over the years and made his mark in NYC, L.A., Nashville and Philly, it felt like a life-changing anointing from a revered rock god.

David Davidian, tour manager for Cooper and The Hollywood Vampires, heard the show, and loved the music so much that he passed it on to some of his musician friends. Free from other commitments due to the pandemic, the new band members embraced the opportunity to work with a dynamic, still emerging frontman.

Though Brett is a prolific songwriter who has been recording his own material since his debut solo 2005 album, Restless, he was happy to make an exception when he heard the original demo for “Kill Me To Keep Loving You” – a tune written by Buck Johnson and Erik Halbig in Nashville as a potential cut for Steven Tyler’s 2016 country-flavored solo debut, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere. “Buck had given me several songs he’d written in the past, and during pre-production, he gave me the song in its raw form,” says Hellings. “The demo was intended to have a very poppy-country vibe, but I could hear its potential as a rock ballad.”

He continues, “I was just getting out of a long, toxic relationship, so the lyrics of the song about someone you love being the worst thing for you hit me hard. It’s got a bigness and is very relatable, whether it connects to a personal experience like I had or anything else in your life that’s killing you — to keep loving it.”

Other songs that Hellings will release in the future – including singles and a potential full album down the road – were written by Hellings, Johnson, Henriksen and Fortus.

Says Henriksen about Brett, “This kid’s a rockstar man, and rockstars are few and far. He’s got something and I can’t wait for people to hear it and I can’t wait for him to get on stage and sing these songs.” 

Arnoff continues, “When I first met Brett, he came to my studio and I immediately liked him because he looks you right in the eye, he connects with you, he’s very transparent, he’s right there and he has an incredible loving heart. I just knew it was going to be amazing.”

Adds Johnson, “Surpassed all of my expectations.” 

Says Brett, “The coolest thing about working on the Hellings project with these consummate musicians was realizing just how easy and comfortable it can be, and how much I could learn, working in the studio with truly creative people who pour everything they’ve got into making a song perfect.”  He continues, “Everyone was all about getting the best of what we could bring to the art form. So many of my previous band experiences were full of drama and obstacles, but this was all about the music and camaraderie. A lot of great friendships and relationships were forged in the studio, and I’m excited to see where the journey takes us from here.”

For more information about Hellings please visit: https://hellings.band/.

Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Audé via 360 MAGAZINE.

Dave Audé – Motions

Listen to Grammy Award-winning Producer, DJ and Remixer Dave Audé discuss his debut album and illustrious career with Vaughn Lowery on 360 MAG podcast HERE.

Los Angeles native Dave Audé is a Grammy Award-winning producer. Currently, he resides in Nashville with his loving wife and three kids. In the early 90’s, he was best known as the co-founder of Moonshine Music.

Audé has produced a plethora of highly acclaimed artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Céline Dion, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. With 13 number-one singles on the Billboard Dance Music Charts, he has remixed hundreds of songs.

In 2010, Audé was nominated for a Grammy for his remix of Dean Coleman’s, “I Want You.” In 2016, he won for his Bruno Mars makeover of “Uptown Funk.” Dave admits the best part of the Grammy’s, “Knowing I’m nominated.” The DJ adds, ”Obviously winning as well and taking home the trophy, but really getting there first, being nominated by someone and everyone vote for you, and making it to the final five is really amazing.”

Dave Audé’s professionalism and and rhythms reflect his characteristic ease within the realm of mathematical electronic music. With twenty years plus experience, this vet maintains his methodology, “The real focus is on the artist and the song,” Dave confesses.

Audacious Records has produced a 120 as a remixer and 14 #1s as an artist. In 2015, the imprint was listed No.1-Independent Record Label. Of late, they continue dropping hits like, “This Is Our Time” and “Break Out.”

In 2008, he was named musical director for the Pussycat Dolls Tour. Today, he serves as the Grammy co-chairman of the Nashville chapter.

As the ultimate remixer, Dave provides the sonic solution. With a strong background rooted in artist development and musicality, he co-wrote and co-produced Selena Gomez’s Kill’em with Kindness as well as remixed Shaggy and Sting’s Just One Lifetime.

Throughout the decades, he built a reputation as a master remixer and producer, delivering chart-topping results. Audé constantly experiments with various genres, conjuring melodic magic for his fans across the globe. In 2021, Audé received his third GRAMMY nod for “Best Remixed Recording, featuring Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato on “Met Him Last Night.”

Subsequently, Dave Audé made a decision to manufacture his very own menu of music. According to Dave, ‘‘I just decided that I wanted to do my thing and have an album. I really wanted to sit down and write a bunch of music with my friends and put out an album of my own.’’ Audé’s chameleon-like abilities allow him to succeed in any genre, from pop to country and electronic to rock. Upon being asked about his best-loved tracks, “They are all my favorites for different reasons.” Further, for Dave, the dance genre isn’t strictly for the clubs, it’s life’s soundtrack. ”Nowadays dance music is heard in everything, it’s to brush your teeth, to wake you up in the morning, to prepare breakfast, etc.,” shares the megastar.

Some advice to aspiring music producers:

  • “Sometimes the long road is the road to take.”
  • ”You need to gain some experience and meet people.”
  • For all those people who want to work in music: “It’s really about knowing that you want to do something with music, you know, stick with it, keep in mind what your goal is, what your end goal is.”

Article: Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

Breaking News illustration by Samantha Miduri for use by 360 magazine

August Top Stories

2022 has been a significant year for the history of planet Earth. Making it past the halfway point of the year, 360 reviews the leading stories for the month of August.

Brittney Griner receives nine-year sentence in Russia

United States’ WNBA player Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years of prison on Thursday August 4 in Russia. Griner pled guilty to cannabis possession charges earlier in the year after mistakenly breaking Russian law. When travelling to Russia in February of the year, Griner had vape cartridges that carried less than one gram of cannabis oil in them.

In the courtroom before hearing her sentence, Briner stated, “I want the court to understand that this was an honest mistake that I made while rushing, under stress, trying to recover from COVID and just trying to get back to my team.”

Moments after Griner was sentenced, the White House released a statement, reportedly in the name of US President Joe Biden. The statement read, “Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney, […] It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates.”

Monkeypox outbreak continues to swarm the US

The viral disease known as monkeypox was recognized as a national health emergency in the US. After the first case was contracted around May of 2022, the virus has only continued to spread. Over 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have been reported in the states, with only Montana and Wyoming not having any reported cases.

Alex Jones defamation trial begins

Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ defamation trial commenced after years of claiming that the 2012 mass elementary school shooting at Sandy Hook was not real.

In 2018, 10 families of victims from the Sandy Hook shooting sued Jones, resulting in two suits in Texas and one in Connecticut. Since then, in 2019, Jones admitted that the shooting took place, but he continued to communicate false claims surrounding the event.

With the trial taking off in the beginning of August 2022, Jones has already lost the three cases by default judgement. The happenings inside of the courtroom have gained widespread attention, as videos of a victims’ family confronting Jones’ years of lies went viral online.

Jones attorney, also, accidentally sent the prosecution copies of Jones’ phone records that included his texts and emails – important documents that Jones has refused to hand over for years, resulting in his losses in three cases.

FLORIDA: Police arrest a woman for committing “sexual acts” with her dog for eight years while her ex-partner recorded it

As stated by the Pinellas County Sheriff, the 36-year-old woman “voluntarily participated in sexual activities with her dog”. Christina Calello, and her ex-boyfriend, Geoffrey Springer, 39, have been arrested in Florida. The woman is accused of having sex with her dog for eight years while Geoffrey recorded it, videos that were later stored on a hard drive. He will also face legal charges for having recorded the acts of his ex-partner and having “saved them on a flash drive”.

Four injured in lightning strike near White House

Four people have been seriously injured after being struck by lightning that struck this Thursday (August 4) near the White House, the residence of the president of the United States in Washington. At the press conference, the spokesman for the fire department of the US capital, Vito Maggiolo, stated that two adult men and two women received medical attention and were taken to hospital after receiving the “apparent impact” of lightning.

A man shoots a McDonald’s worker in New York for serving him cold fries, New York City

An employee of a McDonald’s in New York is in serious condition in the hospital after being shot during an altercation with a customer and his mother after an argument because the fries were cold, reported this Wednesday (August 3) the Police and the New York Post newspaper.

In a city where gunshots are frequent, this new episode took place on Monday night (August 1) in Brooklyn. Police confirmed to AFP that a 20-year-old man is charged and detained with “possession of firearms” and “attempted homicide.”

Balenciaga are now selling ‘the worlds most expensive trash bag’ for $1,790

The luxury brand has unveiled a brand new it-bag for Winter 2022 – dubbed the worlds most expensive trash bag’ by the fashion house itself. The Balenciaga Trash Pouch retails for $1,790 and can be bought in Balenciaga’s boutiques and online now.

Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson have welcomed their baby boy

The couple have become parents for the second time. The athlete and the celebrity announced last July that they were expecting their second child together, this time through a surrogate mother. “We would like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family,” says the statement from the television businesswoman.

‘JOKER 2’ will officially be released in theaters on October 4, 2024

‘Joker 2′: Folie à Deux’ finally has a release date. The film starring Batman’s archenemy will be released in theaters on October 4, 2024. The film will be filming in December, with Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in talks as Joker and Harley Quinn.

Huge Breakthrough as CANCER ‘disappears’ for all patients in drug trial

A new drug being tested for colorectal cancer has left doctors stunned after it returned 100% success rate in clinical trials. Dostarlimab (a drug with molecules made in a laboratory) works by exposing cancer cells, allowing the immune system to identify and destroy them. During those six months, patients received a dose of the drug every three weeks. Each of them cost about $11,000.

Conor Mcgregor is making his acting debut in Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie

UFC star is headed to the big screen. Conor, who last fought in 2021, will star alongside actor Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime’s remake of the 1989 action/suspense movie “Road House.” “Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of ‘Road House,’ a beloved classic,” McGregor’s spokesperson Karen J. Kessler said.

Olivia Newton-John dies at the age of 73

Olivia Newton-John has passed away this Monday (August 8) at the age of 73. The Australian actress and singer was diagnosed with cancer more than 30 years ago and it was her husband, John Easterling, who was in charge of communicating the actress’s death to the world: “Olivia Newton-John passed away at her home in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

F.B.I. Searches Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence in Florida

FBI searches Trump’s Florida residence for official documents. “These are dark times for our nation, as my beautiful home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach is now being besieged, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” the Republican wrote in a statement. Trump expresses that “something like this has never happened to a president of the United States before” and that’s right: there is no precedent for a search of the house of a former president in US history.

Spain: Drug jabs in nightclubs

The cases of alleged chemical submission by jabs do not stop increasing. The common element in all the cases was the jab and that, in general, the victims are young girls. Some people perceive the jab at the moment of receiving it, while others see it more late or even the next morning. Some report symptoms include nausea, arm pain and confusion.

New virus of animal origin detected in China, 35 cases in humans

Henipavirus, that’s what the new virus of animal origin detected in China is named. The cases, none of them serious, were found in Henan and Shandong, according to the ‘Global Times‘ newspaper, which cites an article published by Chinese and Singaporean scientists in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine‘, one of the most recognized in the world.

United States expands availability of monkeypox vaccine manufacturing

The United States declared this August 4 a health emergency throughout the country due to monkeypox. The first states to declare a monkeypox health emergency were California and New York. Now the health agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has received emergency use authorizations for the monkeypox vaccines.

“Last week, I declared monkeypox a public health emergency to unlock additional tools that will help us contain and end this outbreak and to signal to Americans that we are taking our response to the next level,” Xavier Becerra (US Secretary of Health) said in a statement from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Africa: William Ruto wins the elections in Kenya

The Electoral Commission of Kenya has announced the winner of the elections to William Ruto, the current vice president, with 50.49% of the vote over candidate Raila Odinga, who received 48.85%. “I am going to work with all the political leaders,” in a “transparent, open, and democratic” country, assured William Ruto upon learning of his victory.

Australia: Man arrested after shooting at Canberra airport

A man was arrested as the alleged perpetrator of several shots at the main terminal of the Canberra airport (Australia’s capital), with no injuries reported, Australian police said. In pictures released on social media platforms, a police officer could be seen reducing a man to the floor inside the terminal, while the airport alarms sounded. From outside it was possible to observe the bullet impacts on the front window of the airport, according to images published by ABC public television.

US first lady Jill Biden tests positive for coronavirus

Jill Biden has tested positive for coronavirus and is suffering from mild symptoms, her spokeswoman reported on Monday (August 15), confirming that she will remain isolated for at least five days. The American first lady will remain isolated in her house in South Carolina and Joe Biden will return to the white house alone to continue with his agenda.

Life sentence for Shafee El Sheikh, the leader of the Islamic State commando who executed several journalists

The terrorist El Shafee el-Sheikh, leader of the ‘Beatles’, a jihadist group of the self-styled Islamic State and known for its cruelty and specialty in the torture, capture and execution of Western hostages, has been sentenced this Friday (August 19) to prison life by a United States court.

WHO confirms new Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization has confirmed a new outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu region, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the worst forecasts were found for a case classified as suspicious. There is a lot of concern and tension in the African country due to these data. The head of the WHO, Matshidiso Moeti, sees this type of resurgence “worrying and alarming”, which is “appearing more and more frequently”.

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Gucci Resort

Forever exploring its long-held legacy in travel, a constant source of inspiration within every collection, the House presents an ode to the seasonal ritual of setting off to seaside locales. The Gucci Resort Collection features a selection of items unique to the world’s top travel destinations, transforming the vacation wardrobe into a colorful travelogue. Bags, sunglasses, hats, and beach blankets make up the exclusive local product offers, while the ready-to-wear and shoes will be available across all resort locations as well as on Gucci.com.

At the center of the special selection is the GG monogram, reimagined with a zig-zag-patterned background and with vibrant color combinations unique to the specific warm-weather havens where they are exclusively sold. The cities featured within the collection include Bondi, Bodrum, Cancun, Cannes, Capri, Dubai, Forte dei Marmi, the Hamptons, Hawaii, Ibiza, Jeju, Marbella, Miami, Monte Carlo, Mykonos, Okinawa, Palm Desert, Porto Cervo, Phuket, and Rio de Janeiro. Inscribed with the name of the city that inspired the palette, each item becomes a travel memento, denoting the expansive narrative of an individual’s journey.

To present the product selection in a surreal and playful way, photographer and director Max Siedentopf has captured a campaign where the Gucci Resort pieces take on monumental status in mini dioramas of the various resort destinations. Tote bags and sunglasses become part of the landscape, while beach-goers bring larger-than-life energy to the frozen-in-time scenes—a reminder that unexpected stories are still to be discovered even in the most familiar destinations.

The collection will be distributed through designated stores and on Gucci.com. Additionally, at the resort destinations, special Pop-Ups inspired by beachside cabanas will also showcase an exclusive product offering.

#GucciResort

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director and Photographer: Max Siedentopf

Make up: Camilla Romagnoli

Hair: Andrea Martinelli

Product Details

The Gucci Resort Collection features a wide range of products, creating a colorful getaway wardrobe.

The women’s ready-to-wear selection presents a variety of day dresses including cotton sangallo styles and printed muslin gowns enriched with colorful lace details. Perfect to pack, matching sets of GG tweed or GG chevron add an elegant yet relaxed feel. Swimsuits in a variety of styles come in bright hues, including a tie-dye print one-piece defined by a palm tree and the Gucci logo. As a part of the exclusive destination offer, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts feature the names of select cities. 

The men’s ready-to-wear is defined by lightweight knitwear and linen jackets, as well as patterned button-downs and tie-dyed T-shirts and sweatshirts—all in seasonal hues. There is also a full selection of denim shirts, shorts, and pants featuring playfully embroidered patches.

The handbag selection sees a reimagination of the GG monogram, with a zigzag pattern reinforcing its bold energy. Emblazoned across lined raffia-effect totes, beauty cases, and mini bags, each palette variation is unique to the resort destination and features a leather label identifying which city inspired the design. Select places will also present unlined raffia tote bags. 

Offered worldwide, the Resort shoe selection features styles envisioned for holidays spent by the sea. Whether donning a flat or platform sole, espadrilles show off the colorful GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect material. The product selection also includes a number of women’s raffia-effect sandals with a flower-like design. The men’s collection features GG monogrammed espadrilles and Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers in colorful prints.

Completing the array of items envisioned for the seaside, beach blankets, as well as raffia-effect bucket and baseball hats also showcase the regionally exclusive combinations of hues of the Resort GG monogram design. A selection of crochet hats is available worldwide.

A selection of destinations including Cannes, Capri, Forte dei Marmi, the Hamptons, Ibiza, Marbella, Mykonos, Porto Cervo, and Rio de Janeiro will also introduce new color variations of signature Gucci Eyewear styles in acetate or combi constructions, available in the international fitting. Characterized by a Summery and colorful spirit, each design features the name of the city it was inspired by.

About Gucci

Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values. Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches. Discover more about Gucci at www.gucci.com.

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THE MAYFAIR × NO CEILINGS

 The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio’s landmark restaurant overlooking the resort’s famous Fountains, is debuting a captivating new show. In collaboration with the team at No Ceilings Entertainment, Bellagio is introducing a creative new take on its multi-act production with new songs, characters, costumes, showstopping dance routines and surprise moments that define The Mayfair experience, evolving from a swinging Prohibition-era jazz club to a late-night dance party.

“Our guests have been loving The Mayfair’s entertainment program, and asking for more!”, said Ari Kastrati, MGM Resorts International’s Chief Hospitality Officer. “The new production maintains everything audiences love about The Mayfair’s vibe, with a completely fresh entertainment experience. We’ll continue delivering “wow” moments and creating memories for everyone who walks through our doors.” 

No Ceilings Entertainment Co-Founder Dennis Jauch added, “We’re honored to have so many guests return to The Mayfair time and again – they have become regulars and we love it. Whether you are a fan or a first-timer to Mayfair, this production will make for an incredible night out.”

New show features at The Mayfair:

  • Introducing … Claire Souliér (pictured) as “Mae Montgomery”: Inspired by the most empowering women in entertainment such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Mae West and Lady Gaga, the show’s new female lead vocalist brings a strong persona to The Mayfair experience
  • Now starring… Jason Martinez as “Fred Lowell”: In an homage to the great Fred Astaire, The Mayfair’s male lead epitomizes the effortless charm of the legendary actor, gracing the stage with skillful dance moves, quick-witted comedy and powerful vocals. 
  • Industry’s Best Choreographers and New Dancers: The Mayfair curated a coveted team of choreographers to develop new dance pieces for the show. Dean Lee, Keo Motsepe and Shannon Mather have worked with today’s most iconic music artists in addition to wildly popular dance competition shows. The Mayfair also has added even more dance talent, now featuring incredible new dancers selected from more than 400 international applicants.
  • Music: The Mayfair’s new show features a musical track spanning songs from the jazz era to postmodern jukebox. Every inch of the venue is consumed by energetic singing and dance performances, bringing new life to songs like “It’s all right,” “Watermelon Sugar,” “Creep” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.”  
  • Comedy: Broadway’s own Adam North conceptualized the show with a fresh script that will have audiences laughing the entire night. North’s vision reunites two best friends who used to live together for one last great performance… which turns out to only be the beginning. 
  • Costumes: The new show features all-new costumes, hand-selected with exquisite materials, alluring colors and cutting-edge styles.  The wardrobe aesthetics are punctuated with pops of bright pink, deep reds, golds, and metallics delivering all the on-stage glam.

Named one of the world’s best new restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot 100 list, The Mayfair menu continues to delight guests with its array of culinary offerings. Indulgent appetizers kick off the night, starting with the Wagyu Handroll with Caviar layered with fresh wasabi, soy glaze and a glittering gold leaf. Headlining the evening are quintessential American entrees prepared tableside like the Garlic-Crusted Prime Rib, which is slow roasted for 10 hours. The Whole Dover Sole, deboned tableside, is finished with a delicious caviar beurre blanc sauce. The Mayfair’s curtain call features whimsical delights and visual extravaganzas exemplified by The CIGAR, an edible chocolate and hazelnut cigar showpiece that arrives hickory-smoked under a glass dome.

The Mayfair Supper Club is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. For reservations and more information, visit The Mayfair Supper Club’s website.

ABOUT BELLAGIO

Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining including its newest addition The Mayfair Supper Club, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667 or find us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

GUCCI BLONDIE

Furthering an ever-evolving narrative, the House presents Gucci Blondie – a line of handbags that draws inspiration from an archival style defined by a rounded rendition of the signature Interlocking G, as seen in patent documents from 1971. The emblem takes center stage on the collection’s distinctive silhouette, as Alessandro Michele continues to traverse time, gently drawing out the threads of storylines waiting patiently to be found and given a new voice.

The Gucci Blondie, which first debuted within the Love Parade fashion show in Los Angeles, reflects the Creative Director’s ability to effortlessly bridge eras through his creations. This temporal resilience is reflective of an essence that is both chameleonic and charismatic, a combination that allows the line, like many others of the House, to remain contemporary, no matter the year. The modern-day iteration is a stylistic progression of the original, infused with striking details that speak to a free-spirited and independent persona.

The Gucci Blondie offering spans sizes, silhouettes, and details, from a versatile messenger that can be worn on the shoulder or across the body with the included Web or leather straps, to a smaller day-to-night style whose included chain strap can be tucked inside to transform it into a clutch. A miniature version, also featuring interchangeable and adjustable leather and Web straps, rounds out the selection. Designs are available in leather, suede, and GG canvas, with a varied palette for both the bags and the Web straps.

The Gucci Blondie is presented through a new campaign, envisioned as a love letter to New York, as a cast of characters are captured against the backdrop of some of the city’s most celebrated landmarks. Reportage-style shots evocative of an analog age are filled with candor and spontaneity, portraying impromptu moments of heritage in motion and dynamically converging past, present, and future in every frame.

Purchase HERE.

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Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds

Ph & director: Angelo Pennetta

Make up: Thomas De Kluyver

Hair: Paul Hanlon

Music: TBA

ABOUT GUCCI

Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. As the House marks its 100th Anniversary under the Creative Direction of Alessandro Michele, with Marco Bizzarri as President and Chief Executive, Gucci moves forward into the coming decades with an ongoing commitment to redefining luxury, while celebrating the creativity, innovation, and Italian craftsmanship at the core of its values.

Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches.

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Eataly Las Vegas

Eataly will welcome Toscana Ristorante & Bar by Eataly to its Las Vegas location at Park MGM on Wednesday, May 18. Defined by classic Tuscan cuisine, an expertly-curated wine list, and an inventive cocktail program, the immersive restaurant celebrates the rich experience of the Tuscan countryside coupled with Las Vegas’ vibrant energy.

“With this new concept, we’re honoring the legendary region of Toscana, known for its stunning landscapes, incredible art, and hearty dishes made with simple, high-quality ingredients,” said Alex Saper, Business Partner of Eataly USA. “We’ve built an authentic, flavorful menu paired with tableside moments for a fun and elevated Italian experience.”

Nestled within Eataly’s marketplace, Toscana occupies an intimate dining room inspired by the famous gardens and historic architecture of its namesake region. Upon entering the 94-seat eatery set behind ivy-covered arches, guests are welcomed with an open woodfire grill and contemporary Tuscan-style decor, offering a convivial atmosphere reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside. 

The menu features classic dishes that emphasize Tuscany’s ancient culinary heritage and take guests on a sensory journey through the streets of Florence. Over centuries, cooks perfected recipes born from peasant traditions like Ribollita, the staple Tuscan comfort dish of stewed beans, and Ravioli Maremmani, pillowy pasta squares filled with ricotta and spinach and topped with Così Com’è tomato sauce. The Bistecca “alla Fiorentina” (meaning cooked Firenze-style), is not to be missed –– prepared according to strict guidelines, the porterhouse steak has an artfully seared exterior crust and a perfectly-cooked interior.

The Instagram-worthy cocktail menu features beloved classics with Las Vegas flair, like creative takes on the infamous Old-fashioned and the Corpse Reviver No. 2. Highlighted on the menu is the Negroni Toscana where guests are invited to build their own cocktail with a selection of gin, bitters, and vermouth. There’s even a Not Not Negroni section for variations on the Italian classic like a Boulevardier, where whiskey replaces gin.

No Tuscan meal would be complete without an extensive wine collection. From the western shore regions of Bolgheri to the historic villages of Chianti and Montalcino, guests are invited to take a 700 year journey through Tuscany’s noble winemaking legacy with a selection of over 450 Italian wines and over 30 wines by the glass.

After dinner, guests can choose from an impressive dolce selection or house-made gelato served tableside with an array  of toppings like Fabbri Amarena cherries and flourless chocolate crumble. Adventurous guests can also explore a large amaro and grappa selection for an after-dinner digestivo. At the conclusion of service, all guests are invited to try housemade cantucci, a traditional Tuscan almond cookie.

Toscana Ristorante & Bar by Eataly is adjacent to Gran Caffè Milano at Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM. The venue will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner service. The restaurant also is the perfect location for private gatherings. To arrange a memorable event, please send an inquiry to groupdining@parkmgm.com.

Visit us at:

Web: www.eataly.com

Instagram: @EatalyLasVegas

Facebook: @EatalyLasVegas

Hashtag: #EatalyLasVegas

ABOUT EATALY LAS VEGAS

Focused on providing high-quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage, and culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread to 39 stores across the world, including our US flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), L.A. (2017), Vegas (2018), Toronto (2019), and Dallas (2020). Eataly Las Vegas, the authentic Italian marketplace, opened at ParkMGM on December 27, 2018. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip features over a dozen unique food counters, two full-service restaurants, three bars, two cafes, an educational Chef’s Table and a market that all offer traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. To learn more about Eataly please visit HERE.

ABOUT PARK MGM

Park MGM is the Las Vegas Strip’s first smoke-free resort, offering an intimate hotel experience on a grand scale. Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites in addition to NoMad Las Vegas’ 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites on the resort’s top four floors. The resort’s robust culinary program features NoMad Library; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the 40,000-square-foot vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other dining and cocktail experiences. Dolby Live, the resort’s 5,200-seat entertainment destination, is home to special engagements by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Usher, Jonas Brothers, Silk Sonic and Aerosmith, among other top artists. Park MGM also is home to On The Record, a unique nightlife concept from LA-based Houston Hospitality. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit HERE, call toll-free at 888-529-4828, or find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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Purple Disco Machine × Sophie and the Giants – In The Dark

Purple Disco Machine and Sophie and the Giants team up one again for their disco-tech single “In The Dark,” via Casablanca Records. Listen to the brand-new single HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Purple Disco Machine’s “Exotica Deluxe” album releases on Friday, March 4, 2022 – pre-order HERE.

A collaboration between Purple Disco Machine and Sophie’s is a recipe for pure perfection; the combination of funky production with supernatural melody and vocals can’t be matched. Their past partnership on the song “Hypnotized” reached over 350 million streams, gained a variety of Platinum certifications across Europe and hit #9 on the Global Shazam Charts. The track, too, was prosperous in Italy, where it went platinum 5 x. The success of the single led to the duo’s performance at the Power Hits Estate 2020 live from Verona Stadium.

The partnership between both artists produces another captivating, upbeat hit. The melody of the track produces a transcendent, modern aura, which is contrasted against the emotional lyrics of the song. The story that “In The Dark” produces through its lyricism and melody is one that a lot of young individuals could relate to modern day. The song proclaims the message of falling for someone they know they shouldn’t, but nonetheless, the heart wants what the heart wants. The delicate, exquisite vocals paired with deep lyricism makes for an incredible track. Sophie sings, “Pulled me in with your words so sweet, every time I ignored the sign, redemption’s mine on the day I leave, fallin’ for you was my only crime.”

In The Dark” comes after a rather prosperous period of time for Purple Disco Machine, following the issue of the producer’s sophomore album “Exotica,” and the dancefloor complement “Club Exotica.” The inspiration for the studio album stemmed from pop culture and artists of the 80s. The project includes 14 tracks with international phenomena “Hypnotized” with Sophie and the Giants, “Fireworks” feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks, and “Dopamine” feat. Eyelar. The album, to date, collects over 500 million streams.

Purple Disco Machine ranks as the #2 Beatport Artist of All Time, the impact that he has had on the disco/ dance industry is unmatched. Purple Disco Machine has remixed artists such as Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Diplo and so many more. Accumulating over 1 billion streams across all his works, he has made his mark and stamped his place in the world of disco production.

 

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BRUNO MARTINI REMAKES BRING ME TO LIFE

Bruno Martini was still a teenager when Amy Lee’s voice conquered the world with “Fallen”, Evanescence’s first album. The hit “Bring Me to Life”, was one of the songs on the album, and marked a generation becoming one of the band’s biggest hits. Now, 18 years later, fans of the group can get a remake of the iconic song by the hands of Bruno Martini. Invited by David Hodges, former Evanescence’s member and one of the authors of “Bring Me to Life”, Bruno brings the song back to the scene with a whole new look. Listen to it here

The music video features Brazilian actress Vanessa Giácomo sharing the stage with Martini on a story filled with fiction and lights. Vanessa appears with a futuristic look inside a pyramid, matching its aesthetics with the new sound Bruno brought to the song. The music video was shot in the countryside of São Paulo.

The idea of bringing new life to the song came from David Hodges during the pandemic. The musician contacted Martini’s team, who soon accepted the challenge of working on the song that marked his teenage years. The new “Bring Me to Life” has David Hodges on the vocals, bringing a nostalgic feeling to the project. David’s voice was crafted by Bruno, who brought new contours to the track, creating a more modern sound with an electronic atmosphere.

BRUNO´S HITS

Bruno Martini is becoming one of the go-to producers in Brazil. With an extensive resume playing on some of the biggest festivals around the world, he has worked with stars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Becky Hill. He was the first Brazilian artist to make work with the legendary American producer Timbaland. His numbers are impressive. He has over 1.3 billion streams on Spotify, more than 600 million views on YouTube, and Diamond, Platinum, and Gold certificates worldwide. He has worked with some of today’s biggest Brazilian acts such as Luísa Sonza, IZA, Alok, Vitor Kley, Dennis DJ, and many more.

Recently, Bruno released the song “Where’d U Go” featuring Cat Dealers. He also remixed the iconic song from Netflix hit series “La Casa de Papel”, “Bella Ciao,” invited by the actress Najwa Rimri, who plays inspector Alicia Sierra in the series. Earlier this year, Bruno released “Original,” a 17-track full album, filled with female voices, such as IZA, Becky Hill, Luísa Sonza, Mayra, Carol Biazin and ex-Now United’s Diarra Sylla. The album still brings a collab with Bruno’s longtime friend and music partner Zeeba, whose voice became famous on Bruno Martini’s worldwide hit “Hear Me Now”.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent, and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

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Keys Untold Stories

YouTube Originals premieres “Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories” – the new documentary series filled with breathtaking, introspective moments and visual displays, while following the 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and worldwide-celebrated music icon, Alicia Keys expose it all in her four- part becoming story. Available now to stream for free now only on Alicia Keys’ official YouTube Channel.

Fresh off of her AK20 celebration of her smash debut album Songs In A Minor and putting the finishing touches on her eighth and most exciting album to date, Keys captured it all for an intimate performance docuseries. Informed by life defining memories and meaningful conversations with artists and loved ones, Keys brings viewers into a whole new experience combining the documentary and performance worlds in a way fans never have seen before.

“Noted” comes at a very exciting time for Keys as she released her new single “LALA” this month featuring Swae Lee (stream HERE). “LALA” demonstrates Keys at her best, owning her lane as only the musical genius can, and fans can watch Alicia being her best and boldest and rawest she’s ever been in “Noted.” Following the release of “LALA,” Keys returned to the MTV VMAs stage for the debut live performance of the song with her hometown, New York City, shining behind her. The next day, Alicia radiated beauty and elegance as she stepped onto the carpet at the 2021 MET Gala wearing AZ Factory and Van Cleef & Arpels. Watch as she prepares behind the scenes Getting Ready with Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys “The Untold Stories” joins a robust slate of music-focused YouTube Originals including “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” “Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry,” “K-Pop Evolution,” “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert,” “BRAVAS,” “Justin Bieber: Seasons” and “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter,” “The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash,” “MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré” and “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.”

The music icon stars and serves as executive producer of “Noted: The series was directed by TT The Artist and also produced by Jason Bergh and Westbrook Media’s Lukas Kaiser, Brad Haugen and Jae Trevits. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Nicole Emanuele, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.

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