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Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour announced via 360 MAGAZINE.

Beyoncé – Renaissance World Tour

Beyoncé announces  Renaissance World Tour. To date, the arena/stadium tour has numerous dates in Europe and North America, beginning in May and ending in September.

Five years have passed since On The Run II Tour, co-headling her husband Jay-Z. Her last solo tour, The Formation World Tour, was in 2016.

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About Renaissance

Beyoncés seventh studio  Renaissance,” has arrived. This is Beyoncé’s first album in six years and first since her world-conquering Lemonade. The 16-song project cites production by Hit-Boy for her song THIQUE.” Hit-Boy, who’s no stranger to collaborating with artists, is responsible for producing a string of anthemic records for Beyoncé (Sorry,” “Flawless,” and “Bow Down / I Been On” to name a few). 

Beyoncé stated in her Instagram post, “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time in the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”

Last July, Parkwood Entertainment, an imprint of Columbia Records, made pop history with Renaissance artwork.

Beyoncé’s cover art displayed her prominently seated on a crystal horse with a black background. While both of her hands appear to be placed on the steed, her upper half is on the side and facing us.


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Marthe Vangman via 360 Magazine

Marthe Vangman

Marthe Vangman is an entertainment industry noisemaker that has managed talent across several verticals at a global scale. 360 Magazine first spotted Marthe when she built out a music event series with the company Studiotime, where Vangman managed all their musical talent relations and produced the events. The series grew to be known as Studiotime Sessions and was a massive success in Los Angeles featuring iconic studios like The Village. Studiotime founder Michael Williams and Vangman decided to take Studiotime Sessions international, which is where she discovered the gap in talent collaborations between her home country of Scandinavia and the United States. 

Shortly after, the trailblazer started working with Invisible Narratives, an entertainment company founded by Adam Goodman and Michael Bay, where she would run the talent projects. Vangman has managed projects with talent such as Deadmau5, Emma Norton, BWA Jack, Tatyana Joseph, Jian Hao Tan, etc. along with the talent for the award winning streaming show “Pride Eve” and assisted with talent for HBO Max’s “Camp Friends”. 

Due to her international background, Vangman has been able to get a broad insight into how brands and influencers collaborate in both the US and Scandinavia, and how different the two countries operate business-wise. Sweden, Norway and Denmark, are trend-based countries with small populations. There’s a few core influencers that have a cult following in each region, and they are the ones that start the trends that everyone then follows. In the US, it’s a bit different because influencers usually are not able to influence a whole population, instead they have their niche audiences that follow them because they share the same interest or simply for entertainment. 

By understanding the different audiences, Vangman saw an opportunity to start building a bridge between the two worlds, so that influencers and brands could collaborate easier and expand beyond their borders.

Vangman explains, “The benefits for brands to expand in Scandinavia is that you can get acknowledgement really fast if you collaborate with the right influencers, meaning the ones that are highly respected by the main public and the ones that start the trends. And the benefits for brands to expand in the US is that they can target really niche audiences that would become consumers of their brand through the right influencers. This doesn’t only apply to influencers and brands, it also applies to musicians and other creators. For musicians, if you collaborate with the biggest Scandinavian influencers and get them to use your music in their TikTok or vlogs, you can become viral pretty fast.”

Most recently, Marthe also started working with Gustaf Toresson, a Swedish entrepreneur, media profile and board member of Forbes 30 under 30 in Europe. Here she’s helping Gustaf launch a podcast that will feature successful creators and entrepreneurs that share intimate life stories. She will be working with Gustaf to secure talent and manage all guest relations. Gary Vee, Matilda Djerf, Lucy Edwards and ZHC are just a few of the names that will be a part of the podcast series.

Gonçalo Santana releases Brainless via 360 MAGAZINE.

Gonçalo Santana – Brainless

‘Brainless is a poignant piece of prose. Each single is thoughtfully conceived and evokes emotions. The future of this Swiss crooner is bright.’360

Gonçalo Santana is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Switzerland. Heavily influenced by his family, Gonçalo discovered his passion for music at an early age. Thanks to his father, also a singer, Gonçalo was exposed to a variety of distinguished artists. Like Prince, Luther Vandross, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder. He began to write his first verses at the age of Eleven on the napkins and notebooks of boredom. In the end, some songs were even recorded by him and in a more professional manner by his father. Over the years, Gonçalo sought refuge to express himself through words that led to the songs.

In November 2021 Gonçalo released Empty Poetry. Produced by Portugal’s singer and producer Macaia. After taking the time to release new music, Gonçalo Santana released his second single called Verity in 2022, which exceeded 20,000 feeds on Spotify alone. An R&B-inspired song from the early 2000s. On January 27th, Gonçalo Santana finally released its first EP, Brainless.

About Brainless

Brainless came to life when Gonçalo Santana was in a place of vulnerability. Each song represents a mark in time for him, where he felt the need to express himself in order to get it out of his head. Almost every song from Brainless comes from a personal experience. Musically, Gonçalo felt the need to go back in time and resurrect a genre of music that didn’t get much attention in our current times. That’s when he teamed up with the Portuguese music producer Macaia and created 6 songs heavily inspired in the old school R&B and Gospel music.

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Sam Smith releases Gloria via 360 MAGAZINE.

Sam Smith – Gloria Album

Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith released Gloria, their fourth studio album, today via Capitol Records. Download/stream the album HERE. Smith will perform at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on February 5 and kick off the North American leg of GLORIA The Tour on July 25. The official video for Smith’s new single, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends,” was unveiled today. Smith declares, “I’m not here to make friends…I need a lover!” on the bold disco-pop track, which they wrote with Stargate and Jessie Reyez and recorded with producer Calvin Harris in Los Angeles.

In the accompanying video, Smith emerges from a helicopter, dressed in the stunning hot pink gown they wore on “Saturday Night Live,” and is escorted into a sumptuous costume ball held at a historic English estate. Helmed by Ukrainian director Tanu Muiño (Katy Perry, Normani), the video was shot at Ashridge House, which was once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth I. La Big Bertha makes a cameo appearance.

Watch “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” HERE.

Gloria also includes “Gimme” feat. Koffee and Jessie Reyez, which Billboard hailed as “a lush, dancehall riff,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated, RIAA-certified Platinum single “Unholy” feat. Kim Petras, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and four weeks atop the UK Official Singles Chart. Amassing over one billion combined global streams to date, “Unholy” was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by numerous critics.

View their recent performance of “Unholy” on “Saturday Night Live” HERE. See Smith, accompanied by a choir, perform the album’s title track for the audience – and Sharon Stone – HERE. “Gloria” is not a nod to a person, past or present, but to that bristling, enigmatic life force, which Smith has christened Gloria. They see it as “my queer love hymn, saying life is a song to Gloria, the thing I can’t put a word to. I don’t know if it’s nature or a feminine energy inside me that I’m setting free.”

Smith’s fourth album is not only a creative revelation but something of a personal revolution. After three soulful, poignant albums – In The Lonely Hour (2014), The Thrill Of It All (2017) and Love Goes (2020) – that were rewarded with a staggering 37 million albums sold, 276 million singles, 50 billion multi-platform streams and a host of honors that include four GRAMMY Awards, three BRITs, one Oscar and a Golden Globe, Smith embarked on their fourth album with a self-appointed challenge.

“I was not gonna write a heartbreak album,” Smith declares. “A challenge that was huge! I wanted this to be the opposite. When I was a kid, just walking out of the house, I needed armor. Rihanna, Robyn, Beyoncé, they were my armor. And I feel like SGloria is the album I needed that I never had.”

“Sam Smith’s ‘Gloria’ Is Their Deepest Album Yet,” observed Rolling Stone, noting that it “features guests like Kim Petras, Koffee, and Ed Sheeran, but their own personal growth is at the heart of the music.” Smith explains, “It feels like emotional, sexual and spiritual liberation. It feels like I’ve got my faith back in my work. So it was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again, for me. It feels like a coming of age.”

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K-Pop superstars TWICE return today with their first release of 2023, “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE,” via 360 MAGAZINE.

TWICE – MOONLIGHT SUNRISE

K-Pop superstars TWICE return today with their first release of 2023, “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE,” via JYP Entertainment/Imperial/Republic Records, on all digital and streaming platforms. Stream the track HERE; watch the music video HERE.
 

“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” is the group’s second English single, following the massive success of their first English single – 2021’s smash hit “The Feels,” which marked the K-Pop powerhouses’ first career entry on The Billboard Hot 100 (#83) and earned the group multiple top 10 placements across various charts. “The Feels” also earned TWICE their first U.S. gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
 

Written, composed, and arranged by K-Pop hit makers earattack and Lee Woo Hyun, “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” is a pre-release from TWICE’s highly anticipated 12th mini album, due out in March. Nina Ann Nelson and Kaedi Dalley (of female acappella group Citizen Queen) also participated in the track’s writing and composition. The Miami bass-based pop song explores the feelings and excitement of falling in love with lyrics such as “baby come be my starlight moonlight sunrise” and “If I’m your moonlight you’re my sunrise babe,” alongside the music video’s dreamy, charming visuals.
 

TWICE is heading into the new year strong, following what was a massive, record-breaking 2022. Last year, the group was the most-streamed female K-Pop group on Spotify (US), and, in 2022 alone, they accumulated nearly 300 million steams (with cumulative streams of over 5.5 billion, to date). They were also nominated for three major music awards in 2022 – an MTV Video Music Award for “Best K-Pop,” an American Music Award for “Favorite K-Pop Artist,” and an MTV Europe  Music Award for “Best K-Pop.”
 

TWICE kicked off 2022 with their 4TH WORLD TOUR Ⅲ in the United States where they played five cities – Los Angeles (The Forum), Oakland (Oakland Arena), Fort Worth (Dickies Arena), Atlanta (State Farm Arena), and New York (UBS Arena) –  including two shows in both Los Angeles and New York due to popular demand. All seven shows sold out just hours after on sale, and made TWICE the first female K-Pop group to sell out two North American arena tours. Following this massive success, TWICE returned to the States in May to play back-to-back, sold-out encore performances at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium. These performances were a major milestone for the group, as they made TWICE the first female K-Pop group to play a North American stadium.
 

In August 2022, they released their 11th EP, BETWEEN 1&2The EP entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #3 and holds the biggest pure sales week for an album by a female K-Pop act in the U.S., which further extends TWICE’s record for the most top 10 debuts on the chart among all K-Pop female acts. Additionally, the mini album’s 2022 sales totaled 199,000, earning TWICE the #6 spot on 2022’s Top CD Albums Sales chart; they were the only K-Pop girl group to enter the chart last year. BETWEEN 1&2’s lead single “Talk that Talk” also performed well, reaching top 20 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart, and top 10 on Billboard’s Global Excl. US chart. The single is tied with “The Feels” as their highest charting single on the latter chart.
 

“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” is out now via all digital and streaming platforms. Stream the track HERE.  
 

About TWICE:

Formed under K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH” and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP,” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won ‘Song of the Year’ at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group has been included in numerous industry lists including Variety’s Youth Impact Report as the only K-pop group included in the list, Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017, and Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue in 18th place and as the only Asian act.
 

In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the US at The Forum in Los Angeles and the Prudential Center in Newark. In 2020, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second album that year, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at #8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart. The album’s lead track “I CAN’T STOP ME” debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart, and they later performed the trach on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME digital YouTube series.
 

The momentum continued through 2021 where they kicked off the year with a performance on TIME100 Talks followed by their first U.S. broadcast debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show and a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. That June, they released their 10th mini album, Taste of Love, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The K-pop powerhouses followed this up with the release of their first full English-language single, “The Feels,” which earned the group their first career entry on The Billboard Hot 100 (#83) and multiple top 10 placements across various charts; they have performed the single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and GMA3. The group has also been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for “Best K-pop” in 2021 and 2022 for “Alcohol Free” and “The Feels,” respectively.
 

Most recently, TWICE released their third full-length album Formula of Love: O+T=<3, which hit #3 on the Billboard 200 and stayed in the chart for eight consecutive weeks, and completed their sold-out 4TH WORLD TOUR Ⅲin arenas across the United States. In May 2022, TWICE headed back to Los Angeles to play two sold-out 4TH WORLD TOUR Ⅲencore performances, becoming the first female K-Pop group to perform a North American stadium. Their latest mini album, BETWEEN 1 & 2, was released in August 2022, and the group’s highly anticipated new single, “Moonlight Sunrise” is out now.
 

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Nio Garcia Yeska is out now via 360 MAGAZINE.

Nio Garcia – Yeska

Nio Garcia, the voice of global hits such as “La Jeepeta,” “Te Boté,” and “AM Remix,” returns to the artistic sphere after a year of legal battles over his musical career as a direct consequence of his manager Flow La Movie’s tragic death. Nio Garcia is eager to reconnect with his fans and begins by introducing the song “Yeska,” which is now available on all digital platforms.

“Yeska,” produced by multi-platinum producer, “Yannc Full Harmony,” channels Nio’s dance roots as he performs this rhythmic Reggaeton song, accompanied by a music video, filmed in Miami and directed by Kevin Quiles.

The song is sensual and catchy, with all the elements that have characterized Nio Garcia’s powerful and successful artistic career. The song’s chorus has a Jowell & Randy sample from a popular 2013 song that was chosen carefully to represent the true essence of Puertorican Reggaeton.

“I thought this moment would never come. I was so excited to release new music and to share it with my fans, I’m ready for this new chapter of my artistic career to begin,” the singer said.

After Flow La Movie’s tragic death, Nio was not able to release music because of a fierce inheritance battle amongst family members, but now everything has been resolved and Nio can continue to work freely with his GLAD Empire team.

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TAEYANG × JIMIN

Global superstars TAEYANG (of BIGBANG fame) and Jimin of BTS come together for one of the most anticipated and unexpected K-Pop releases of the 2020s. Listen to “VIBE (feat. Jimin of BTS)” HERE via THEBLACKLABEL/Interscope Records

The magnitude of the collaboration cannot be understated. Not only is it a cross-generational release uniting superstars of different eras, it also connects two artists from the biggest boy bands of all time. If anyone can live up to that hype, it’s TAEYANG. The BIGBANG legend and lead singer has inspired generations of K-Pop artists.

It’s impossible to talk about K-Pop’s global ascent without discussing BIGBANG, one of the most influential and decorated acts in the late 2000s and 2010s. They were the first to gain global recognition, performing at stadiums worldwide for millions of fans in record-breaking numbers and have influenced countless acts in the genre for their various musical styles and self-production. Dubbed the “Kings of K-Pop,” BIGBANG is one of the best-selling boy bands of all time, winning over 100 awards, being on the New York Times “Best Concerts List”, and winning “Best Worldwide Act” at the MTV Europe Awards.

In addition to making history with the band, TAEYANG is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing four massively successful albums including two that have gone #1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart with a string of hits including “Eyes, Nose, Lips” which won “Song of the Year” on all the major Korean award shows.

As both TAEYANG and Jimin are vocalists with outstanding dancing ability, their collaboration is effortlessly smooth and flawless. TAEYANG and Jimin both partook in the song composition along with TEDDY, a long-time collaborator and Producer for TAEYANG and BIGBANG. TEDDY is also the Founder of THEBLACKLABEL. Also participating is an established lineup of Songwriters and Producers in Kush, Vince, and 24 from THEBLACKLABEL.

The track is accompanied by a suitably dazzling visual, which showcases the duo’s slick dance moves and undeniable charisma. Watch it HERE

With “VIBE”, TAEYANG and Jimin add another undeniable anthem to their already glittering discographies while celebrating this unprecedented moment in K-Pop history.

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Frank Zappa new music via 360 MAGAZINE.

Frank Zappa – MUDD CLUB

Presenting two previously unreleased concerts from Frank Zappa’s short-lived 1980’s band, the latest exciting live collection to be released from The VaultZappa 80: Mudd Club/Munich, offers fans an opportunity to hear two blistering shows recorded in two distinct settings: the intimate 240 capacity Mudd Club in New York City and the massive 12,000 seat German arena, Olympiahalle in Munich. Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, this historically significant release, releasing March 3 via Zappa Records/UMe, marks the first time that full concerts have ever been released featuring the 1980 lineup of Zappa leading the five-strong band which included the dual vocal attack of Ike Willis and Ray WhiteArthur Barrow on bass, Tommy Mars on keyboards, and newcomer David Logeman on drums. Additionally, this is the first posthumous release of this distinct, brief lineup, as Logeman, who replaced drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, would end up leaving when Colaiuta returned to the band. Previously only two tracks from these shows – “Love Of My Life” from Mudd Club and “You Didn’t Try To Call Me” from Munich – were ever released by Zappa on his CD live series, You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore.

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The Mudd Club show was recorded on May 8, 1980 by Klaus Weidemann on a 2-track Nagra tape recorder while the Munich show at Olympiahalle was recorded and mixed by engineer Mick Glossop direct to digital 2-track stereo and has the distinction of being the first digital live recording of Zappa ever. The Maestro was early to embrace the emerging technology and would importantly shift to it as a result of this recording. Made on a Sony PCM 1600 recording system, the show was recorded on 3/4” U-Matic videotape, which at the time was state of the art but is now a relic of the rapid evolution of sound recording. The show was transferred from the original digital masters and audio drop-outs, a common issue with this format, were fixed by Travers using multiple tape backups, some analog, some digital, that Zappa worked on, signaling he was considering a potential release at some point. Both shows were mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Zappa ’80: Mudd Club/Munich, which is being previewed today with a scintillating performance of Joe’s Garage standout, “Outside Now,” from the Mudd Club show, will be available digitally and as a 3CD set with the 15-track Mudd Club performance in its entirety on disc 1 and the 22-track full Munich concert spread across discs 2 and 3. The package features cover photography and a host of rare and unseen photos of Zappa and the band members in the accompanying 17-page booklet shot on tour by superfan George Alper. Alper, the son of seminal ‘60s photographer Joe Alper, who befriended Zappa and became part of his inner circle in NYC and eventually sold merch on tour, provides some of his personal memories in the extensive liner notes that also includes an introduction from Joe Travers, a detailed track-by-track of the setlists by band member, Arthur Barrow, who also offers up a reminiscence about the tour and 1980 lineup, and is rounded out with an illuminating essay by Steve Vai who attended the Mudd Club show as a 19-year-old fan who was hired by Zappa to transcribe recently recorded guitar solos and drum tracks. A few months later Vai was invited to join the band and as the virtuoso guitarist/songwriter pens in the liners, “From that point on, the whirlwind world of Frank Zappa that I embarked on for the next 3 years was intense, funny, terrifying at times, but deeply and soulfully rewarding.”

In addition to the 3CD set, the Mudd Club and Munich shows will also be available separately on 180-gram vinyl, with the Mudd Club pressed on 2LP at 45 rpm and Munich on 3LP 33 1/3 rpm vinyl. uDiscover Music and Zappa.com are also exclusively offering a limited edition 180-gram color pressing of each title with Mudd Club on Coke Bottle Green and Munich on Transparent Orange vinyl, which both come with iron-on transfers. Like the CD and digital, the vinyl releases have also been mastered by Bernie Grundman. Vinyl has been pressed at Optimal Media in Germany. For more information about the formats or to order, visit: https://FrankZappa.lnk.to/Zappa80pr

In conjunction with the album, a series of exclusive merch commemorating the 1980 tour has just been released. Check out the new items and order here: https://bit.ly/3WNtfqV

In 1980, The Mudd Club was a happening, underground venue in lower Manhattan best known for being a popular hangout for the counterculture and a bastion of new wave and punk which dominated NYC’s music and fashion scene. As Travers writes in the liners, “celebrities and musicians alike would frequent the ‘art bar cabaret’ during its heyday between 1979 and 1983, dancing, drinking and making the scene amongst the New York City denizens of the deep.” Zappa loved the small, seedy club and the punks, posers and hipsters that called it home, and so made it a priority to play there while on tour, scheduling a performance on May 8th, 1980, at the tiny 240-capacity room, sandwiched between much larger arena dates in Cincinnati, Philadelphia and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island where he played two shows in one night to more than 20,000 fans total.

Zappa and his five-piece band treated the sweaty, packed club to a thrilling 15-song, hour-long set filled with tracks from the recently released 1979 albums, the triple LP rock opera, Joe’s Garage (“Joe’s Garage,” “Keep It Greasy,” “Outside Now,” “Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?”), and Sheik Yerbuti (“Bobby Brown Goes Down,” “City Of Tiny Lites”), along with songs from across his prolific catalog, including “I Ain’t Got No Heart” and “You Didn’t Try To Call Me” from 1966’s Freak Out!, and the title track from 1970’s “Chunga’s Revenge.” Additionally, the band played early versions of Zappa’s homage to the club, “Mudd Club,” “The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing,” and “You Are What You Is,” which would all be recorded after the tour and released the following year on You Are What You Is. The show was famously captured by an Austrian film crew DoRo (Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher) who included two songs – “Mudd Club” and “Chunga’s Revenge” – in their documentary, “Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere.”

Whereas the Mudd Club show took place early into the tour, the concert at Munich’s Olympiahalle arena was the final show and saw the band firing all on cylinders after three months on the road together. The set, which included most of the songs played at the Mudd Club, was nearly twice as long and also featured such highlights as “Cosmik Debris,” “Dancin’ Fool,” “Pound For A Brown,” “The Illinois Enema Bandit,” and a cover of Tony Allen’s “Nite Owl.” Notably the band played an early rendition of “Pick Me, I’m Clean,” which Zappa would release the following year on the double live album, Tinsel Town Rebellion.

Zappa ’80: Mudd Club/Munich is an opportunity to experience Zappa and his terrific yet transitory 1980 band playing two fantastic concerts at two very different venues for the first time.

Cassina and Virgil Abloh

Cassina x Virgil Abloh

As of late, Cassina, a pioneer in Italian furniture and design, revealed a collection designed by Virgil Abloh. At first glance, patrons might not view this selection of building blocks as furniture, but the duality of these crate shaped fixtures says otherwise. The art pieces are meant to adapt to the space around them. Displayed as a simple nightstand or merged together to create a modern bench, the utility of these boxes are dynamic. 

Cassina showcased this assortment at their location in West Hollywood. Guests were thrown off by the fitments, but after testing the product, they proved to be pretty snug. Attendees also had the honor of hearing from Cassina’s CEO Luca Fuso who had a lot to say about their vision. Fuso explained how the company and late designer intended for an industrial look suitable for a home or office setting.  

Abloh’s inspiration derived from a subwoofer used as a seating arrangement. It represented the interior decor from the community he grew up in. A place where music and comfort were brought together as one. 

As per its name, Modular Imagination, the furniture was supposed to depict an ambiguous look where it could be placed off to the side by itself, or act as an additional section. You can purchase this item in all Cassina stores ranging from $2,115 to $3,295 depending on the single or double variations.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer known to be one of the most creative individuals of this generation, and for starting one of the most influential brands titled Off-white. Raised in a small town in Illinois, Abloh had the artistic ability ingrained in him. He learned how to sew from his mother who was a seamstress, and his father taught him about color palettes. After graduating with his degree in architecture, the young artist took up an internship at Fendi alongside rapper Kanye West. 

Working with the infamous rapper, Abloh started receiving a lot more attention. In 2018 he founded his luxury fashion house Off-white. This was the first step to his main-stream success. The young creative was collaborating with brands like IKEA, Nike, and much more. In 2018, he was given the crown to take creative direction of the most luxurious brand in the world, Louis Vuitton. It is safe to say he was an inspiration to all age groups, and an imperative for moving fashion forward. 

Usher Raymond performs at vegas residency park MGM via 360 MAGAZINE.

USHER × PARK MGM

BY POPULAR DEMAND
USHER ADDS THREE DATES
TO HEADLINING LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT
PARK MGM

Tickets for new shows on February 24 and 25 and March 1, 2023 go on sale Friday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. PT

Tickets for previously announced performances
from March 2 through July 15, 2023 on sale now.

After selling out all 25 of his 2022 shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM, global megastar and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winner Usher has announced three additional 2023 dates for his headlining residency on February 24 and 25 and March 1, 2023.

Tickets for the three new shows will go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Fan pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. PT. Fans can text (404) 737-1821 to join Usher’s community and get access to the pre-sale.

Citi is the official card of Usher’s residency at Park MGM. Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. PT through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

Members of MGM Rewards, MGM Resorts International’s reimagined loyalty rewards program, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will receive access to a pre-sale running

Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. PT. 

Limited tickets remain for Usher’s 25 previously announced new show dates in 2023:

March 2023: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18

April 2023: 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

June 2023: 28

July 2023: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15 

General ticket prices begin at $79, plus applicable tax and fees, and a limited number of VIP meet & greet packages also are available for each show. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/ushervegas. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

Custom-designed for the expansive Dolby Live stage and presented in partnership by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, the show gives audiences an extraordinary immersive experience with extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in lighting, video and special effects. The exclusive, only-in-Vegas spectacular is packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning the multi-talented showman’s 20-year career, including “Yeah,” “U Remind Me,” “My Boo,” “Love In This Club,” “OMG” and “You Make Me Wanna…” The show incorporates audience interaction and staging throughout the 5,200-seat entertainment venue, where every guest has an up close and personal experience with the superstar.

Usher’s Las Vegas show features creative and show direction from Outside the Box Amusements, with co-creative direction by Aakomon Jones, video and lighting design by Fragment 9, set design by Tate Design Group and choreography by Cornithea “Rio” Henderson and Amy Allen.

Additionally, Usher, Live Nation Las Vegas and MGM Resorts are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to Usher’s Las Vegas residency dates in 2023 to Usher’s New Look, Inc. (UNL). Founded in 1999 by Usher as a young man barely out of his teens, UNL is on a mission to transform the lives of underserved youth through a comprehensive program that develops passion-driven, global leaders. UNL’s peer-to-peer program model and curriculum provides Access, Awareness and Empowerment to youth in underserved communities, in order to guide them on a pathway to leadership and help them make educational and career choices that match their passions. Over the course of 23 years, the organization has reached more than 50,000 young people.

Fans are invited to A Taste of Passion, the immersive after party experience for Usher’s My Way residency, with appearances by Usher himself and live performances from the residency cast. This exclusive experience at On the Record in Park MGM gives guests a tantalizing taste of the music legend’s passions. Carouse around the neon-drenched world while mixologists shake up four custom cocktails. Produced by Outside the Box Amusements with design by Handsome Little Devils, the after party features DJ Mars, Brian Michael Cox and Keith Thomas. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and include one complimentary cocktail. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Doors open at 11 p.m.

About Usher

Usher has changed music, culture and countless lives. Beyond selling over 80 million records worldwide and collecting dozens of awards, he has simultaneously lit up the small screen on NBC’s The Voice and the big screen in blockbusters such as Hustlers. He has also tirelessly distinguished himself as a devout humanitarian, raising tens of millions of dollars for various causes and uplifting youth via his New Look Foundation since 1999. A true outlier, he was equally at home on the stage of his blockbuster 2021 Las Vegas residency as he was on a 2016 government cultural mission to Cuba as part of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Committee for Arts and Humanities. The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning diamond-selling international megastar, actor, dancer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and proud Atlanta resident inspires change yet again in 2022 and beyond.

Thus far, he has gathered eight GRAMMY Awards and emerged as Billboard’s “#1 Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s,” “#2 most successful artist of the 2000s,” and “one of the best-selling artists in American music history,” according to the RIAA. He catapulted four consecutive albums to #1 on the Billboard Top 200, beginning with the landmark diamond-certified Confessions in 2004. He continued to push boundaries with a series of singles and shows before setting the stage for his ninth full-length offering in 2022.

Most importantly, Usher gives back at every turn. Under his leadership, the New Look Foundation provides opportunities for young people in underserved communities, enabling them to flourish and achieve seemingly impossible dreams. He has contributed to numerous philanthropic causes and historic advancements. He penned a moving essay in The Washington Post, lobbying for the recognition of JUNETEENTH as a holiday in 2020. Fostering the national and eventual congressional conversation, he attended the signing of the bill making JUNEETEENTH a federal holiday at its passage during 2021. He has achieved recognition and various honors from the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Trumpet Foundations, and Do Something. The NCAAP selected him as its 2010 Ford Freedom Award Scholar, and Morehouse College honored him with the prestigious 2014 “Candle Award.” In 2022, he takes the stage at The Beloved Benefit, which exists to fortify and transform communities throughout Atlanta.

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About Live Nation Las Vegas

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Usher, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM; Santana at House of Blues; Garth Brooks, Sting and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; The B-52s, ZZ TOP, Earth, Wind & Fire, FOREIGNER, Styx and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

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 ParkMGM.com, call toll-free at 888-529-4828, or find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.