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Big Time Rush’s Big Time Reunion
By: Ally Brewster
Big Time Rush is an American boyband that got its start on Nickelodeon from 2009-2013. The band is comprised of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega. The Big Time Rush show followed “4 hockey players from Minnesota that get the opportunity of a lifetime.” The show was an instant hit among children, garnering a cult-like following from the young audience. The success lead to the four seasons of the show, three albums and the band going on worldwide tours, breaking out of that “Disney/Nickelodeon children’s television band” trope that many children-show artists get stuck in.
Since 2013, the band-members parted ways, each going onto their respective solo careers. Kendall has a band named Heffron Drive with bandmate Dustin Belt that he released the album Happy Mistakes with in 2014, as well as singles after that. James has been modeling and has released singes such as “Love U Sober” and “Falling.” Logan has had a solo career in music, releasing two studio album Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams – Pt. 1 and Pt. 2, as well as a number of singles. Carlos has had a successful acting career, being a voice actor on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House and in Hallmark’s Picture Perfect Mysteries series.
As the bandmates went their separate ways into their successful careers, they still were friends; as shown by their countless Instagram posts of them hanging out and singing together over the years, warming the hearts of fans worldwide and creating a glimmer of hope that one day they could all find their way back together.
In 2021, twelve years later after their premiere, the band still has die-hard fans, now all grown up and keeping the band relevant years after their Nickelodeon departure. Their song “Big Time Rush” became a trending sound on TikTok at the beginning of 2020. Stephen Kramer Glickman, who played Gustavo Rocque their songwriter on the show, sold handwritten Big Time Rush song lyrics in June 2021, posting on his TikTok how much he loves interacting with the Big Time Rush fans. People have been asking and hoping for new music, a tour, a movie, for them to reunite one last time, and it looks like fans have had their wish come true.
At the beginning of 2020 the Big Time Rush Instagram became active for the first time in years. Fans went crazy over it. Does this mean they’re reuniting? Are they getting a reboot show like other beloved 2000s children shows such as iCarly and That’s So Raven? The question never was truly answered as the pandemic came in full force, halting any plans if there were any.
With the revival of the Instagram, the band-members reunited for a quick reunion video, to talk about what’s going on, something that many celebrities did as a way to give to the fans during the uncertain and scary times. Fans couldn’t contain their excitement as everyone thought that the video meant they were reuniting, especially once Carlos said the phrase, “and who knows, a lot to look forward to at the end of this.” Fans took this as a hint that something big was going to happen with them. Perhaps a new album or tour? The answer remained a mystery as the band posted throwbacks and shared what each member was doing throughout the pandemic, never even acknowledging the questions that filled their comment section.
Finally, in July 2021, fans got their answers. The Big Time Rush Instagram was wiped, no posts public. The profile picture was turned to red, as were the members of the band and Stephen Kramer Glickman. Fans went wild. They knew what this meant. The color profile picture and wiped social media, a classic marketing tactic of musicians in the digital age: rebrand yourself for what’s next; get people talking about what it means.
And their fan’s intuition proved correct, as on July 19, 2021, the band made a Big Time Announcement: they’re reuniting for two live performances, one in New York City, the other in Chicago. The announcement was filled with a bunch of inside jokes from the television show, from the voiceover, Kendall by his name on the tv show, to calling James “bandana man,” asking Carlos where his helmet was, referencing Logan’s PhD seeking character from the show, and declaring that they are going to once again “live it Big Time.”
Dec. 15, 2021 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Dec. 18, 2021 – New York, NY – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
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The Big Time Rush tv show and the Big Time Movie can be watched on Netflix.
Lindsey Stirling’s Official Music Video – Masquerade
Ahead of this weekend’s official launch of her cross-country headlining Artemis U.S. Tour, platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist, and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling, known all over the world for her unique, futuristic violin-driven electronic music and exquisite live show, has gifted fans with a new music video for the song “Masquerade,” off her latest chart-topping studio album Artemis. Inspired by early 20th century silent films, the new visual for the instrumental track was filmed at The Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and co-directed by Stirling and Stephen Mallett (Pentatonix, Logic, CHVRCHES). Press here to watch.
“While I was writing the song ‘Masquerade,’ I knew immediately that it would be about a wealthy over-the-top aristocratic woman,” shares Stirling. “The song has such a comedic feel to it, which made the music video really, really fun to plan and make.”
The Artemis U.S. Tour marks the first time Stirling will be performing the tracks off Artemis as well as her current single “Lose You Now” in front of an American audience. The 35-date outing, featuring special guest electro-pop artist Kiesza, kicks off this Saturday, July 3rd in Kansas City, MO and will stop in most major markets across the country including New York City (August 2nd at the Beacon Theatre), Los Angeles (August 30th at the Microsoft Theater), Denver (July 7th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre), Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, and many others, before wrapping September 10th in Milwaukee at Summerfest. See below for full list of tour dates. Visit Lindsey Stirling’s website for all ticketing details including special VIP packages that are also available. Press here to watch the official promo video “First Tour In Forever.”
Stirling has also launched a national contest with Fandiem for the ultimate VIP experience at her San Diego show on August 31st. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two plus two-night hotel stay, premium reserved seats in the first 8 rows, meet & greet photo opportunity with Lindsey, lunch at Lindsey’s favorite restaurant, merch, and more, along with a 45-minute helicopter tour of San Diego courtesy of Imagine Jets. Proceeds from entry donations will support Stirling’s nonprofit charity outreach program The Upside Fund, helping families and individuals affected by Covid-19. Press here to enter.
“Lose You Now,” Stirling’s emotive pop hit about loss and grief with artist, producer, and songwriter Mako, stems from the instrumental-only track “Guardian” off her Artemis album. Since its release earlier this year, “Lose You Now” (BMG) has amassed over 9 million global streams, including over 3 million views on the song’s beautifully moving music video, as well as featured placements on American Idol and “Train Tracks” on SiriusXM The Pulse. Press here to watch the official music video for “Lose You Now.” The duo also issued an acoustic version of the song this spring, stripping it down to just piano and a full string accompaniment – Press here to listen to “Lose You Now (Acoustic).”
Artemis, Stirling’s fifth studio album released September 2019 via BMG, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 15 combined weeks. The 13-track album, which has racked up over 200 million total global streams, features the singles “Underground,” “Artemis,” “Sleepwalking,” “Between Twilight” and “The Upside” featuring Elle King along with “Love Goes On and On” featuring Amy Lee. Artemis has also been turned into a successful comic book series, with the sixth edition coming this summer. Press here to listen to Artemis and press here for info on the comic books.
Lindsey Stirling Tour Dates
Artemis U.S. Tour with special guest Kiesza
Saturday, July 3 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Monday, July 5 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
Tuesday, July 6 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
Wednesday, July 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thursday, July 8 – Vail, CO @ Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Friday, July 9 – Grand Junction, CO @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Saturday, July 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Friday, July 23 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Saturday, July 24 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday, July 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Tuesday, July 27 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheater
Thursday, July 29 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Saturday, July 31 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Monday, August 2 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Tuesday, August 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
Wednesday, August 5 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
Friday, August 6 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
Saturday, August 7 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
Monday, August 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Tuesday, August 10 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Wednesday, August 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Amphitheater at White River State Park
Thursday, August 12 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Saturday, August 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Monday, August 16 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, August 17 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Wednesday, August 18 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Monday, August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
Tuesday, August 31 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
Wednesday, September 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
Friday, September 3 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Saturday, September 4 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
Monday, September 6 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
Tuesday, September 7 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
Thursday, September 9 – Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
Friday, September 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
About Lindsey Stirling:
Since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the Arizona-raised, Los Angeles-based artist has racked up tens of millions of followers worldwide and more than 3 billion total views on YouTube. Stirling’s sophomore album Shatter Me was certified Gold by the RIAA, after debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and holding the #1 spot on the Classical Albums Chart for 21 consecutive weeks. Her third studio album Brave Enough, featuring guest appearances from Dan + Shay, Christina Perri, Rivers Cuomo, Andrew McMahon and others, earned Stirling her second Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album.” Stirling closed out 2020 with her all-new, live-streaming holiday special “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays,” which she independently created, produced, and financed. The hour-long ticketed special, which drew over 100,000 views from tens of thousands of fans and families worldwide, featured performances to seasonal favorites off Stirling’s chart-topping holiday album Warmer In the Winter in addition to the breathtaking performance of her hit “Crystallize,” where Stirling hung by her hair for a captivating Cirque du Soleil inspired aerial display – press here to watch. Additionally, Stirling co-wrote The New York Times best-selling book The Only Pirate at the Party with her sister Brook S. Passey, was the runner-up on Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” and has appeared on “America’s Got Talent.”
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NEEDTOBREATHE – SUNSHINE – INTO THE MYSTERY
GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have released “Sunshine” the fourth track off their forthcoming studio album Into The Mystery. The song is available to stream and download starting today here. Into The Mystery is due for release on July 30 via Elektra Records and is available for pre-order now here. Limited edition merch offerings are available exclusively through NEEDTOBREATHE’s online store here.
Last week NEEDTOBREATHE delivered the television debut performance of Into The Mystery’s current single “I Wanna Remember” alongside seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood at the 2021 “CMT Music Awards.” Watch their unforgettable performance here. Crowned as one of the most show-stopping moments of the evening by both US Weekly and Entertainment Tonight, Billboard shared “Bear Rinehart and Underwood’s vocals intertwining like leather and lace,” and praised, “the love song about wanting to remember an especially romantic moment felt particularly poignant as we head into a summer where new memories will be made after putting dreams on hold for more than a year.”
Into The Mystery was announced last month alongside the release of the album’s lead single and title track. Earlier this month, the band unveiled the album’s opening track “What I’m Here For” Into The Mystery’s early songs have received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, People, American Songwriter, and more. The album will also feature collaborations with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Natalie Hemby of The Highwomen.
This Fall, NEEDTOBREATHE will embark on their massive Into The Mystery Tour with support from Switchfoot and The New Respects. The 38-city trek will visit iconic venues such as Denver, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (fifth consecutive sold out appearance) and Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre, and see the band perform their first-ever headline show at Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena. The Into The Mystery Tour will kick off on September 7 in St. Louis, MO, and wrap on October 30 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets for all dates are available now here.
Just as their critically acclaimed 2020 album Out of Body impacted audiences, NEEDTOBREATHE capitalized on a rush of inspiration and rode the wave of creativity. Without telling a soul, the band decamped to a historic house-turned-recording studio in Columbia, TN to begin working on new music. Over the course of three weeks, they resided under one roof, laughed during meals, explored their surroundings, and recorded together with co-producer and engineer Konrad Snyder and special guests. Out of this de facto creative hub and “extended summer camp,” they handcrafted an album reflective of the moment, yet independent of all expectations, even their own. For as intimate as the story may seem, they filmed every minute of it for an upcoming documentary entitled, Into The Mystery. Watch a teaser for the film here.
The past 12 months represent one of the most prolific periods in the band’s career thus far. They recently unveiled Live from the Woods Vol. 2, a live album recorded during three sold out, socially distanced outdoor concerts at Pelham, TN’s famed The Caverns. The band previewed the album with a performance of “Alive” on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. Meanwhile, Out of Body debuted in the top 5 across three Billboard charts, and received critical acclaim from Billboard, Spin, Southern Living, American Songwriter, Taste of Country, and more.
Into The Mystery Tour Dates
September 07, 2021 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
September 08, 2021 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
September 10, 2021 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT
September 11, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
September 13, 2021 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
September 14, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union OAT
September 16, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
September 17, 2021 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
September 18, 2021 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 19, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
September 21, 2021 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
September 23, 2021 – Fargo, ND – Bluestem Center for the Arts – Bluestem Amphitheater
September 24, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
September 25, 2021 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
September 26, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 28, 2021 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
September 30, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Radius
October 01, 2021 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
October 02, 2021 – Cleveland, OH – Nautica Pavilion
October 03, 2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
October 07, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
October 08, 2021 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
October 09, 2021 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 10, 2021 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
October 12, 2021 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace Theater
October 14, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 15, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
October 16, 2021 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
October 17, 2021 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
October 19, 2021 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
October 21, 2021 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
October 22, 2021 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
October 23, 2021 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 24, 2021 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
October 27, 2021 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden
October 28, 2021 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
October 29, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
October 30, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Since 1998, NEEDTOBREATHE have quietly emerged as a dynamic force in rock music, topping the charts, selling out historic venues, and generating hundreds of millions of streams to date. The band has gathered one platinum single, four gold singles, and a gold album. Along the way, “Multiplied” notched their first GRAMMY® nomination. Simultaneously, they performed to sold out crowds at arenas and amphitheaters coast to coast. In addition to garnering two nods at the Billboard Music Awards, they’ve attracted acclaim from People, Rolling Stone, Forbes, and many more. In 2020, they sowed the seeds for rebirth with Out of Body. It bowed in the Top 5 of three Billboard charts and reeled in acclaim. Within weeks of its release, the quintet, Bear Rinehart [vocals, guitar], Seth Bolt [bass, vocals], Josh Lovelace [keys, vocals], Randall Harris [drums], and Tyler Burkum [guitar], stole away to an old historic house in Columbia, TN where they lived together, ate together, laughed together, and recorded together for three weeks in the fall of 2020. They returned home with their eighth album and documentary Into The Mystery [Elektra Records]. It’s the kind of record that could only be made by a band who has been through it all and still has enough faith to keep encouraging one another. It’s NEEDTOBREATHE.
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UNRL Founder Michael E. Jordan Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Finalist
From very humble beginnings, Michael E. Jordan has elevated the UNRL brand with core values, quality of product and a spirit of giving back to the community
UNRL, an athletic apparel brand based in St. Paul, Minnesota specializing in creating functional athletic clothing, announced today that company founder and CEO Michael E. Jordan, has been selected as a finalist for prestigious Entrepreneur of The Year® Award, Heartland Region, presented by Ernst & Young.
After an intensive nomination and selection process, Jordan was identified as one of 36 finalists within the seven-state Heartland region. This award honors game-changing business leaders who rise above challenges using ingenuity, courage, and ambition. Nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans.
Jordan founded UNRL in his mother’s basement seven years ago with a mere investment of $300 and has since grown the company exponentially year over year. Today, UNRL has 19 employees and is on track to reach 8 figures in annual sales. All of this was done with hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, without any outside investment or business loans.
UNRL products are sold in various retailers throughout the country including Scheels Sporting Goods, PGA Tour Superstore, various NHL, and NFL Pro Shops. One of their most notable apparel partnerships is with the social media powerhouse Barstool Sports. UNRL takes great pride in the quality of their product and their attention in how business is operated.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist for this award,” said Jordan. “I don’t view this as an individual achievement, this is a testament to my team. It’s been a collective effort with 100% buy-in from every member of our team. Without that we wouldn’t be here today. I believe we are growing this business the right way, and it is meaningful to be recognized for that. I’m very grateful for all the support Ernst & Young has provided throughout this process.”
Jordan said that he has high expectations for the UNRL brand in the future; articulating plans to surpass the $10 million annual revenue marker within 12 months and reach the $100 million milestone by 2029. In doing so, continuing to donate 15% of net proceeds to non-profits including the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
“I am very competitive by nature. I’ve been an athlete my whole life,” said Jordan. “I pride myself on continuous improvement and doing things the right way to leave a positive legacy on the industry. The Entrepreneur Of the Year® Award has my respect because it’s a challenge against the best in the business, and we have something to prove. I want to win this.”
Regional winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be announced in late July. The National Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be handed out on November 13.
ABOUT THE ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Entrepreneur Of the Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of The Year™ title.
UNRL is a clothing brand that bridges the gap between functional and casual. Our clothing is designed to take you from the office to the gym, or the airport to the golf course. We create all our products with three principles in mind: style, comfort, and versatility. Everything we make is crafted from scratch with premium hand-selected materials and tailored for a great fit. UNRL is here to instill confidence in the athlete that strives to do more.
Chloe Moriondo × Blood Bunny
CHLOE MORIONDO DEBUTS NEW ALBUM BLOOD BUNNY RECORD CROWNED AS NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
BODYBAG OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO STREAMING NOW
NORTH AMERICAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR ON-SALE TODAY DATES KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 30TH IN CLEVELAND, OH
CHLOE MORIONDO BODYBAG OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
18-year-old artist Chloe Moriondo has shared her major-label debut album Blood Bunny. The release is accompanied by an official video for track Bodybag, which is streaming now on Moriondo’s official YouTube channel. Blood Bunny is available now on all streaming platforms via Public Consumption Recording Co./Fueled By Ramen.
In celebration of the record, Chloe Moriondo will embark on a fall headline tour, kicking off September 30th in Columbus, Ohio. The trek will make stops at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom before wrapping up with a home-state performance at El Club in Detroit, MI (tour itinerary attached). General on-sale begins today at 12pm local time. For up-to-date ticketing information, please visit the Chloe Moriondo website.
The New York Timescrowned the 13-track Blood Bunny a Critic’s Pick, and exclaimed On the robust and vividly plain-spoken ‘Blood Bunny,’ Moriondo is a pop-punk whiz, deftly hopping between musical approaches from spare to lushly produced, and emphasizing intimate, cut-to-the-bone lyrics. The Line of Best Fit hailed the record as Moriondo’s boldest, brightest and most ambitious project to date, while Dork Magazine raved, it’s obvious that [Blood Bunny] is a big deal in a five-star review. FLOOD Magazine praised the record’s intricate production blending cozy pop and rock riffs and UPROXX declared, Blood Bunny is a departure from the sound on Moriondo’s previous work, employing a full band to create alternative rock songs that sound absolutely massive with excellent songwriting.
Blood Bunny was heralded by the release of April single I Eat Boys, a deceptively breezy track inspired by the queer cult classic film Jennifer’s Body, twisting an instance of street harassment into a cannibalistic daydream. In addition to Éc;I Eat Boys,Éd; the albumfeatures previously released singles Manta Rays, GIRL ON TV, and I Want To Be With You, the latter of which was lauded by The New York Times as acutely observed bedroom pop served with a side of arena-emo triumph. Recently labeled one of 2021’s Artists To Watch by PEOPLE and NME, Chloe has racked up praise from Billboard, UPROXX, Refinery29, them., E!, and more. The artist has also become a sought-after collaborator, recently appearing as a featured artist on tracks with Frances Forever, mxmtoon and Ricky Montgomery.
At age eighteen, Chloe Moriondo professes to be an internet kid, yet she tackles overwhelming infatuation, listless daydreams, and first love with keen empathy that’s unsearchable online. With her relatable, confessional lyrics and idiosyncratic humor, the singer-songwriter has built a devoted fanbase of millions, sharing her authentic self to create a genuine connection with her listeners.
CHLOE MORIONDO 2021 HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Thu, SEP 30 Mahalls Cleveland, OH
Fri, OCT 1 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Sat, OCT 2 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Tue, OCT 5 Lost Lake Lounge Denver, CO
Thu, OCT 7 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Sat, OCT 9 Holocene Portland, OR
Sun, OCT 10 The Vera Project Seattle, WA
Tue, OCT 12 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Thu, OCT 14 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sat, OCT 16 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Sun, OCT 17 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Fri, NOV 12 Antone’s Austin, TX
Sat, NOV 13 The Secret Group Houston, TX
Sun, NOV 14 Dada Dallas Dallas, TX
Tue, NOV 16 The Basement East Nashville, TN
BLOOD BUNNY Tracklisting:
Rly Don’t Care
I Eat Boys
GIRL ON TV
I Want To Be With You
Take Your Time
What If It Doesn’t End Well
Calling All Art-Fanatics!
Calling All Art-Fanatics: 18 Exciting Art Happenings Across the Country
- Presidio “My Park Moment” Photo Contest: The Presidio in San Francisco has launched “My Park Moment” photo contest, where the public can submit a photo of their favorite park memory through May 28—a family picnic, a camping trip, their last hike in the Presidio or anything else they love to do in their favorite park. This fall, approximately 400 photos will be selected for a free and family-friendly outdoor photo show at the future home of the Presidio Tunnel Tops. Debuting in spring 2022, the Presidio Tunnel Tops project, comprising 14 acres of new national park land—will be an iconic “must see” San Francisco destination.
- LACMA Partners with Snapchat: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Snapchat recently debuted the “Monumental Perspectives” experience, which brings together artists and technologists to create virtual monuments that explore some of the histories of local communities in an effort to highlight perspectives from across the region. Visitors can experience the augmented reality monuments online or at site-specific locations across Los Angeles including LACMA’s Wilshire Boulevard campus, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and more.
- Napa Wrap Art and Art Walk: Napa Wrap Art is a new outdoor public art project debuting this spring, featuring transformed utility boxes into works of art around Downtown Napa. Thirteen regional artists were selected to create diverse designs that provide an opportunity to turn ordinary objects into something special that both locals and visitors can enjoy. Later this summer, Downtown Napa will welcome a new rotation of the Napa Art Walk sculptures – a true outdoor treasure hunt for art that is a perfect activity for kids of all ages.
- Desert X: The third installment of the internationally acclaimed biennial desert art exhibition returned in 2021 through May 16. The 2021 Desert X artist lineup includes a diverse group of 13 artists ranging from locals like Kim Stringfellow to international representatives like Zahrah Alghamdi. Visitors can explore new outdoor art installations across the desert region for an exciting socially distant experience.
- San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum just opened Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art, which includes an ever-popular infinity mirror room installation. San Antonio Museum of Art opened No Ocean Between Us, featuring art from Latin American artists of Asian descent, while the Briscoe Western Art Museum will open Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
- Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts completes a decade-long campus redevelopment project. Opened to the public in late 2020, the building finishes a trio of spaces that make up one of the largest art museums in the country. On the first floor is a black-box gallery dedicated to immersive installations. Second-floor galleries highlight photography, decorative arts, prints and drawings, and the top floor features thematic exhibitions on art from the 1960s onward. Additionally, the space features a 215-seat theater and a fine dining restaurant.
- The Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris, the first US exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris, this exhibition reconsiders the legacy of this important yet underappreciated modernist master. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist’s pioneering and revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life.
Rapid City, South Dakota
- “Legends in Light” Laser Show at Crazy Horse Memorial – Beginning Memorial Day weekend and occurring nightly through Labor Day, the “Legends in Light” laser show at Crazy Horse Memorial turns the carved mountainside into a 500-foot remarkable display. Each night at 9:30 p.m., viewers can take in the story and rich heritage of Native Americans.The show presents colorful animations and features music with choreographed lasers and sound effects.
- Gift From Mother Earth Art Show – Every June, Crazy Horse Memorial hosts The Gift From Mother Earth Art Show – an exhibition that celebrates a blend of arts and crafts that represent Native American cultures and the New West. From Friday June 18th – Sunday June 20th, artists of custom-made clothing, jewelry and other similar items will showcase their pieces starting at 8 a.m. each day.
- Native POP: People of the Plains – Featuring original Native work by established and emerging Native American Artists, Native POP is a one-day fine art show located in Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City. This cultural celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 8 pm. and will feature Native culture bearers sharing their Native knowledge and artistry. Visitors to Rapid City can also experience Native American art, culture and history at Prairie Edge or Journey Museum and open-air murals painted by local artists at Art Alley throughout the summer.
St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida
From museums devoted to big-name artists to incredible street murals adorning the buildings around St. Pete’s Central Avenue, art—and the cultures it celebrates—is all around in St. Pete/Clearwater. Spring/Summer 2021 is an exciting season for St. Pete art, with new exhibitions, venues, and events to explore.
- From Margins to Mainstays at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete – This exhibition, on display April 24 – September 26, features masterworks from MFA’s photography collection that were made by artists whose careers and personal lives were sidelined, ignored, or impacted by their gender, race, sexuality, or nationality. From Margins to Mainstays illustrates how the canon of photography has changed since the medium first began being shown in museums in the 1940s, with particular emphasis on rectifying the small percentage of women and artists of color historically acquired by and displayed in public collections. The exhibition includes works by Berenice Abbott, Lotte Jacobi, Carrie Mae Weems, Lee Miller, Cornelius Marion Battey, James Van Der Zee, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.
- Fairgrounds St. Pete at The Factory – Art enthusiasts will fall in love with The Factory, an 8-warehouse St. Pete arts center spread over 6.5 acres in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. Fairgrounds St. Pete, opening Spring 2021 at The Factory, is a 15,000 square foot artist-made environment. Fairgrounds functions as an immersive, choose-your-own-adventure experience where visitors are invited to explore a world of playful art and technology exhibits that highlight weird, wacky, and wonderful Florida. The inaugural installation gives 60+ local and nationally recognized artists a platform to showcase their work and experiment with the unexpected. Fairgrounds aims to compensate artists fairly for their contributions by paying not only for their work, but also a portion of the profits from ticket sales while their work is on view. Through exhibits, events, workshops, and creative education programs, Fairgrounds will be a leader for arts innovation and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Kicking off in May, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa has partnered with local artists and galleries to create the “Art in the Garden” exhibit. The gallery spread out across the property’s 10 acres of gardens will be open to both guests and the local community, free of charge, and Estancia will be providing a guided art brochure that showcases the various pieces and maps them out across the property. Art pieces including murals, statues and galleries have been created and provided by locals including Channin Fulton, Stefanie Bales, Billy Pease, Thomas J. Galleries and more.
New Orleans – The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum’s newest special exhibit “SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II” explores the unique military pastime of creating art, souvenirs and tools out of the discarded materials and waste of war. Featuring more than 150 artifacts, many of which have never been exhibited, the collection also includes a background on the creators, providing a rare glimpse into the circumstances of war and the ingenuity and resourcefulness of servicemembers in the field. Such items range from souvenirs, such as ashtrays and jewelry made by servicemembers for their loved ones at home, to forbidden items like radios and musical instruments made by prisoners of war. The exhibition will be open to the public through January 2, 2022.
Daxton Hotel – Birmingham, Michigan
Daxton Hotel has opened its doors in the affluent community of Birmingham, a city 30 minutes north of Detroit. The hotel features a minimalist-luxe design with more than 400 original pieces of cutting-edge art curated from around the world by renowned Saatchi Art. The incredible collection of mixed media brings whimsical and energetic flair throughout as vibrant colors flood spaces throughout the hotel, featuring a chartreuse lobby, deep-burgundy guest rooms and lavender parlors, an ideal composition juxtaposed with the art collection, avant-garde architectural lighting and furniture in bold shapes. Daxton Hotel brings a blend of provocative yet sophisticated style, offering artistic freedom of expression throughout the use of light rays, shadows and reflections creating an ethereal mood. The hotel offers a Beauty + Bubbles event, where visitors get an intimate tour of the public art collection curated by Saatchi Art on the first Friday of every month. The tour features work from 160 artists representing nearly 40 countries. The artwork crosses multiple mediums including painting, photography, collage, drawing and sculpture of some of the best international, national and regional artists.
The MC Hotel – Montclair, NJ
Located just 45 minutes outside of NYC, the 159 room MC Hotel is at the intersection of culture and community in the heart of Montclair’s thriving artistic community. With art curated from established and up-and-coming artists in every room, the hotel is part art gallery, part meeting place. Currently on display are pieces from painters Ryan Chin and Siona Benjamin-Kruge as well as mixed-media artist Basia Goszczynska to name a few. At guest check-in travelers will be met by a sculpture of a flower from Karen Kimmel that stretches across two walls. The sculpture features textiles that were meticulously hand-punched then painted onsite. On the lobby wall of the bar guests will see a sculpture from Goszczynska which is made from salvaged oyster farming bags, marine rope and steel wire. He also continues this unique interpretation of upcycling to shelves of the bar which displays Rainbow Collections, a piece featuring crowdsourced microplastics and salvaged baby food jars.
Crossroads Hotel – Kansas City, MO
With 2,000 square foot dedicated to public art, local artists and artists with historic ties to Kansas City, Crossroads is not just community-driven but art-driven. The gallery program is a thoughtful effort to reflect and contribute to the surrounding art district. Exhibitions, artist commissions, performances and unexpected artist-driven experiences intimately connect visitors to the creative scene thriving in the area. Along with the public gallery and local creative contributions to the interiors, amenities and delicacies, Crossroads is thrilled to support an artist in residence program. Curated by Hesse McGraw (director at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) and Kansas City’s el dorado inc., the hotel’s architecture firm, the program provides another meaningful way for Crossroads to contribute to and support the artistic, social and cultural flourishing happening in the city. Current artist in residence Nick Miller is showcasing Wild Stallion, is a sculptural installation representing unseen and unstoppable algorithmic forces of technological innovation done with duct tape. Previous exhibits have come from Peggy Noland whose car makeovers are nothing short legendary and Glyneisha Johnson whose Watering Place paidhomage to the plants as a source of refuge for Black, Brown and Indigenous people.
Hewing Hotel – Minneapolis, MN
Since opening its doors in 2016 the 124-room luxury lifestyle Hewing Hotel has provided an unmistakable all-Minnesotan experience in the bustling North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. The former farm implements showroom and warehouse built in 1897 has been reborn as a cultural center for the community retaining its original brick and timber rustic charm. Immersing guests in Minneapolis, the hotel offers unique experiences with Minnesotan flair such as a monthly music series, Alley KAT! Perkins Pop Up Concert in the adjacent alley with season 6 The Voice semi-finalist Kat Perkins. The visual art of the area is on display through regularly rotating installations of local artists. The current collection includes works from Minneapolis-based artists Roko and Toni Gallo reflecting the beauty and talent within the area.
Rainbow Dreamland Tour
VALLEY TO JOIN COIN ON RAINBOW DREAMLAND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN FALL 2021, TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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JUNO nominated, Canadian indie-pop band, VALLEY has announced their Fall 2021 North American tour in support of COIN. The 17-date tour run will begin on October 26 in Birmingham, AL, and go through November 21 in Houston, TX. The Rainbow Dreamland tour will be VALLEY’s return to the stage, bringing new music directly to their fans.
Most recently, VALLEY released their charmingly nostalgic single Like 1999 along with a video featuring TikTok star Boman. Fittingly, the track first gained momentum when the band posted a teaser of the song on their own TikTok. Since then, Like 1999 has garnered over 10 million global streams and become a form of escapism to fans waiting out the pandemic. Don’t miss your chance to see VALLEY live when shows return this Fall.
High-profile, high-octane – PAPER
A buoyant pop anthem full of emotion and fun, clever references, Like 1999 taps a sentimental vein – Atwood Magazine
Taking the shape of a time capsule, the new track is an ode to the 1990s, shimmering with kaleidoscopic textures, sun-kissed melodies, and lush vocals that create an irresistible and dreamy sound. – Gig Goer
In a world where, especially for artists, everything has been uncertain- VALLEY has cemented themselves as timeless. – Unfiltered Zine
October 26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
October 27- Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
October 29 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 30 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar
November 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
November 3 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
November 5 – Denver, CO – The Summit
November 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 8 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
November 9 – Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
November 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
November 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
November 17 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
November 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
November 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
November 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam
NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam facilitators publish open letter condemning anti-transgender legislation
The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam, a group of NCAA- trained facilitators at colleges across the country published an open letter condemning the actions taken by 28 states across the country to introduce, pass, and sign anti-transgender legislation. 2021 has been a record year for anti-transgender legislation, with 93 anti-transgender bills introduced across the country, the vast majority of which attempt to ban transgender women and girls’ participation in girls’ sports or ban transgender youth from accessing medically necessary, gender-affirming health care.
Laws have been signed banning transgender women and girls’ participation in girls’ sports in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, with Executive Orders being signed to the same effect in South Dakota. Legislators across the country have failed to provide examples of issues in their states to attempt to justify these attacks, laying bare the reality that these are attacks on transgender youth that are fueled by discrimination and not supported by fact. Collegiate and professional sports organizations have had trans-inclusive policies for years without incident, and there is no reason any state would need a ban on transgender participation in sports.
The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam open letter reads as follows:
An Open Letter in Support of Transgender Student-Athletes
We, the undersigned, are facilitators of the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA)Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program, which is a national training program that fosters LGBTQ+ inclusion in NCAA Division III athletics, and members of the NCAA’s Division III LGBTQ Working Group. Given the recent rise in legislation that is focused on excluding transgender people from athletics across the country, we have decided to use our collective voice to condemn such actions. We call on elected officials across the country to immediately halt legislation that is aimed at excluding transgender youth and young adults from equal and equitable participation in sport.
In our role with the NCAA’s LGBTQ OneTeam Program, we train coaches, athletics administrators, and student-athletes across the whole of Division III athletics. This program is aimed at helping to understand the importance of LGBTQ inclusion in college athletics, while also identifying strategies and best practices for institutions and conferences to better ensure that all student-athletes–regardless of their sexuality, gender identity, and/or gender expression–can participate in an inclusive and safe athletic climate. We cannot, in good conscience, fail to speak out at this critical moment.
In the past several weeks, actions–which are aimed at excluding transgender youth and young adults from equal and equitable participation in sport–have been taken by elected officials inseveral states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia. At the time of this writing, the Governors ofArkansas,Idaho,Mississippi, andTennessee have already signed such dangerous legislation into law.
Legislation aimed at categorically banning transgender people–and particularly transgender girls and women–from sport is inherently discriminatory. Such legislation is often “informed” by hate and misinformation rather than science, and it is most certainly “informed” byfear instead of fact. Conversely, trans-inclusive policies, such as those established by theNCAA and theInternational Olympic Committee (IOC), are better informed by the current scientific evidence, and this evidence shows that transgender women do not have an inherent competitive advantage over cisgender women.
Furthermore, discriminatory legislation that is aimed at excluding transgender people from sport has a number ofserious consequences for transgender students. Such legislation dehumanizes transgender students, refuses them the opportunity to participate equally and equitably in athletics, undermines their support in educational settings, damages their mental health, and ultimately harms these students, while also contributing to an exclusionary athletic environment and a more hostile school climate for all students.
We immediately call for 1) an end to such legislation in all states and 2) a repeal of such laws in Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, and Tennessee. And finally, we also encourage our legislators to better consider theNCAA best practices and importance of an inclusive athletic environment for all student-athletes.
Timothy R. Bussey, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Kenyon College
Kayla Hayes, M.Ed.
Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach Dept. of Athletics | Denison University
Kyrstin Krist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Faculty Athletic Representative | Methodist University
Melynda Link, M.B.A.
Director of Athletic Facilities & Game Day Operations, Dept. of Athletics | Haverford College
Kathleen M. Murray
President, Office of the President | Whitman College
Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Services & Internal Operations Dept. of Athletics | Bates College
Head Field Hockey Coach, Dept. of Athletics | Randolph-Macon College
Executive Director | Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC)
Head Field Hockey Coach, Dept. of Athletics | Fairleigh Dickinson University
Pronouns: no pronouns
Director of Athletics, Dept. of Athletics | Washington & Jefferson College
Danielle Lynch, M.S.Ed.
Senior Woman Administrator and Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Athletic Department | Penn State University – Harrisburg
Senior Associate Athletic Director Athletic Department | Albion College
Senior Woman Administrator and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Dept. of Athletics | Rochester Institute of Technology
Donna M. Ledwin
Commissioner | Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC)
Donnesha Blake, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Dept. of Student Affairs | Alma College
Assistant Track and Field Coach, Dept. of Athletics | Stevens Institute of Technology
Head Field Hockey Coach, Dept. of Athletics | Washington College
Ashley Crossway, D.A.T., A.T.C.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education Dept. of Kinesiology | SUNY Cortland
Head Women’s Basketball Coach Athletic Department | Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham
Associate Director of Gender and Sexuality Initiatives, Intercultural Center | Swarthmore College
Associate Athletic Director, Dept. of Athletics and Recreation | Clark University
Assistant Sports Information Director Dept. of Athletics | Ramapo College
Head Softball Coach, Athletic Department | Hanover College
Associate Director of Athletics, Dept. of Physical Education and Athletics | Washington and Lee University
Jennifer Childress-White, M.Ed.
Assistant Athletic Director and University Title IX Coordinator Dept. of Athletics | Pacific Lutheran University
Elise Fitzsimmons, M.S., A.T.C.
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Dept. of Athletics| SUNY Oswego
Athletic Program Coordinator Athletics Department | Lake Forest College
Senior Woman Administrator and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Athletics Department | Mount Aloysius College
Director of Athletics, Dept. of Athletics | University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Swimming Coach | Dept. of Athletics, P.E., and Recreation Mills College
Jose’ Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Chief Diversity Officer, Office of University Diversity Initiatives | Cabrini University
Karen Moberg, M.Ed., L.A.T., A.T.C.
Associate Athletic Trainer, Athletic Department | Macalester College
Coordinator for Tutoring Services and Trailblazer Program Director, Dept. of Student Success | Notre Dame of Maryland University
Director of Athletics & Wellness Dept. of Athletics & Wellness | Notre Dame of Maryland University
Assistant Athletic Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics Dept. of Athletics and Recreation | University of Massachusetts – Boston
Executive Director | College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)
Commissioner | North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
Senior Woman Administrator and Director of Compliance, Athletics Department | Brooklyn College
Oprah Winfrey Virtual Town Halls
Oprah Winfrey announced plans Monday to host virtual town halls in states that look to play a large role in the upcoming election.
As part of OWN’s OWN YOUR VOTE get-out-the-vote initiative, the town halls will be a non-partisan effort to encourage, inspire and support voters across the country before Nov. 3.
The events are free and open to the public, and you can register in advance by clicking right here.
She will host an event for voters in Wisconsin Oct. 26, voters in North Carolina Oct. 27, voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania Oct. 28 and voters in South Carolina Oct. 29. All of the town halls will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
Winfrey will speak with local voters in an effort to acquire adequate resources, information and inspiration to create a more informed voting base. Local voters, national thought leaders, voting rights experts and others who can provide insight and resources to voters will join her.
Speakers at the town halls include Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Representative Gwen Moore, Kristen Clarke, Vi Lyles, Kamilia Landrum, Andrea Hailey, Tameika Isaac Devine, Arisha Hatch, Tamika D. Mallory and Sherrilyn Ifill.
Representatives from women’s organizations will also attend, like Dr. Glenda Glover, Beverly E. Smith, Melanie Campbell, Glynda Carr, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Dr. Kimberly Leonard, Rasheeda S. Liberty and Valerie Hollingsworth Baker.
For this event, OWN YOUR VOTE has partnered with the following organizations:
Advancement Project National Office
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
AME Church Social Action Commission
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Fair Fight Action
Higher Heights Leadership Fund
Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights
The Kapor Center
The King Center (Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.)
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Links, Incorporated
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
National Council of Negro Women
National Urban League
Power to the Polls
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
Sistahs in Business Expo
Vote Run Lead
When We All Vote
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
You can also learn more about OWN YOUR VOTE by clicking right here.