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Luis Guillen for Saks Fifth Avenue RuPaul's Drag Race of Paramount via 360 Magazine

RPDR All Stars

Ahead of the highly anticipated seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, the cast of all-winners took to the streets of New York City for a sickening week of fun events as iconic as the new season.

Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, Trinity The Tuck, Yvie Oddly and The Vivienne turned heads all over the city from the top of the Empire State Building to ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ and attending an iconic window display ruveal at Saks Fifth Avenue.

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 took the competition to new heights on Monday, May 9 when they visited the iconic Empire State Building ahead of the season premiere. The queens were joined by Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth, for a celebratory lighting ceremony. PARAMOUNT GLOBAL (Nasdaq: PARA), too, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Tuesday, May 10th to have the cast ring the Opening Bell to open the markets.

In a first of its kind celebration in support of the iconic all-winners season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, a special event, too, was hosted at Saks Fifth Avenue, ruvealing exclusive window displays uniquely inspired by the season 7 queens. Each queen was on display in their custom designed window for the grand ruveal before walking the red carpet for photos and interviews. Check out each window below.

Finally, on May 10 in celebration of the upcoming all-winners season, an exclusive outdoor premiere screening event and panel discussion was hosted by resident judge Michelle Visage with each of the queens. They enjoyed the first episode under the stars, and then each queen discussed what it was like to join such a powerhouse cast and teased what viewers can expect with the season.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 premieres Friday, May 20th, exclusively on Paramount+.

Photo: Luis Guillen for Saks Fifth Avenue

NYC graphic via 360 Magazine

NYC Resource Guide

Today we wake up with three important pieces of news for the residents of New York City.

LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program

If you are a person of color and would like to learn how you can become a business developer, then read carefully and learn about LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program:

The NYC Local Initiatives Support Corporation supports local champions to foster equal and equitable development of underinvested neighborhoods. The purpose of LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program is to help minority-owned business enterprises expand their space and access projects related to home investment. As these city affordable housing projects grow, more market opportunities arise.

This program takes the long view and is aided by community assets through collective efforts that bring together the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Besides, the training program will help developers of color not only improve their networks or gain access to capital, but also extend their development capacity to expand existing businesses and contracts. This project serves to create and implement solutions that match financial resources and best practices to foster community development thrusts, using LISC’s extensive national network of programs and expertise.

This collaborative success story communicates the show’s vision for how they address the grief and challenges facing New York City neighborhoods nowadays. Visit HERE for further information.

Get Set Cannabis Workshops

New York regulators are putting plans in motion to start their first marijuana outlets and are set to pass a series of rules that will give preference to people with prior marijuana convictions or those whose family members have been affected by drugs and criminalization.

The average will put them in the first position of legal holders of cannabis sales licenses for adult use, above existing medical cannabis businesses.

Cannabis prisoners are being exonerated, but they must understand how to present the paperwork so that everything is done in a legal way in order not to have any problems or annoyance with society. Visit HERE for more information on how to register and apply for a license.

TaskRabbit Jobs without Certifications

Whether you’re tackling a home improvement project or need help with a challenging task like cleaning, hiring someone is often the best deal. When it comes to finding that help, TaskRabbit can be a trusted resource to turn to.

TaskRabbit is a platform that connects Clients with Taskers (members who work for the company). Although they have different categories to choose from, it is important to note that TaskRabbit does not offer licensed professional services.

If you think your job requires a professional, clarify credentials and licenses with your Tasker. The company does not offer no guarantees regarding the registration, credit, or professional license of any Tasker. Please note that if you want your Tasker to offer services that require a professional license, you are personally likely to ensure that they comply with the appropriate laws. Visit HERE for more information.

Article by: Andrea Esteban x Vaughn Lowery

NGLCC Winner!

nglccNY Biz of the Month: 360

This May, nglccNY is proud to spotlight 360 MAGAZINE as their second nglccNY Biz of the Month! They spoke with Vaughn Lowery (he/him/his) about 360 MAGAZINE’S services and what makes his business unique. Read their Q&A with Lowery below:

What is your business?

360 MAGAZINE is an award-winning international publishing popular culture and design. We showcase state-of-the-art brands, entities and trends to creators of global tastes within their respective communities. Our founding members possess more than 30 years of collective experience both as notable talent and uber-professionals in the fields of art, music, fashion, auto, travel, spirits and entertainment. We are not just journalists, but represent an advocacy and social change movement.

What is unique about your business?

In 2009, we came up with an organization that embraced POC, women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission was to extend the microphone to their once unheard-of voices. To date, the platform has continued to grow and feed neglected communities through mainstream media.

How has being a Certified LGBTBE® impacted your business? Why did you join nglccNY?

We particularly turned to nglccNY for its historical connections and maternalistic approach to boutique brands with similar perspectives. We are extremely fortunate, as are the possibilities that flow from that.

What is your favorite part about the nglccNY community?

The most intriguing component of the chapter is fellowship, consistently engaging with individuals and entities who celebrate their uniqueness as we do.

What does it mean to you to be an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur?

Being an LGBTQ+ enterpriser has enabled us to thrive and prosper in these dark times. We have expanded our volumes to include politics and tech; launched our NFT Animal Series on OpenSea; introduced 360 MAG Podcast on Apple and Spotify and published the first installment of our Move Like Water × Be Fluid series – a youthful self-help book, marketing manifest with heart wrenching testimonials. Indeed, with our certification announcement, I have become a more confident leader in a ketsado, pushing for limitless inclusion.

Connect with Lowery and 360 Magazine on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

*A letter to our potential partners.

Jennifer Pate at Friars Club for Blockboard via 360 MAGAZINE

BLOCKBOARD – UPNEXT

BLOCKBOARD Presents: The UpNEXT 

May 5th, 2022, 4 p.m. at The Friars Club Featuring Comedian Kevin Pollak and Emceed by Ron Insana

BLOCKBOARD, the company that brings confidence, efficiency and transparency to marketers in the CTV/OTT space, presents The UpNEXT. As TV continues to undergo massive disruption with the viewership choices expanding and traditional media measurement unable to keep up, the timing is critical for marketers to rethink and develop new strategies. The UpNEXT will showcase how marketers are turning these challenges to their advantage, paving a confident path forward in the world of Connected TV / OTT. This event will take place on May 5th at the Friars Club—a famous private club made famous for hosting risqué celebrity roasts, and known for its exclusive membership, which is made up of some of the world’s greatest comedians and other celebrities. 

A one-of-its-kind TV Upfront event, The UpNEXT will focus on the power and potential of trust, transparency and accountability amidst the tectonic changes in the media landscape. Join the company as it outlines the strategic vision, tool sets and client successes in the new world of Connected TV advertising showing companies and brands how to Connect with Confidence.

BLOCKBOARD leverages the power of blockchain technology for advertisers by guaranteeing human-based impressions through the elimination of fraud and waste. As a result, the ‘BLOCKBOARD Confidence Framework’ consistently delivers measurable business outcomes and earns trust in the CTV/OTT space from performance and brand advertisers. BLOCKBOARD finds the shift from media metrics to performance metrics is the key to success in CTV/OTT. 

BLOCKBOARD is the first full-service video accountability company providing marketers with advertising distribution with the proven security of blockchain technology. “Blockchain technology holds everyone accountable through full transparency and third-party validation of advertisement metrics. That’s why advertisers interested in exploiting the emerging industry trends trust us,” says Matt Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder of BLOCKBOARD. “The UpNext event will bring all the pieces together, including accountability in digital advertising and original programming geared toward the advertiser,” he adds.

The UpNEXT will also feature an unveiling of a lineup of original programming from BLOCKBOARD Studios—a high-quality, boutique production studio focusing on original, compelling brand content and collaboration including:   

  • The American Table, hosted by Ron Insana and Noelle Nikpour 
  • Feel Ageless, with host Jennifer Pate 
  • Laughter is The Best Medicine

The UpNEXT will be emceed by Ron Insana—American business journalist, senior analyst and commentator at CNBC, and host of The Market Scoreboard Report with Ron Insana radio show. Also featured will be a special guest performance by comedian, actor, and podcast host Kevin Pollak, well-known for films such as A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Casino. The event will introduce the growing team at BLOCKBOARD, including Founder, CEO and Digital Pioneer Matt Wasserlauf; President and CTO Tarun Yadav; EVP of Customer Success Matt Timothy; and SVP of Customer Experience Roxanne Geyer.

For more information on BLOCKBOARD, go HERE.

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About BLOCKBOARD:

Founded in 2019, BLOCKBOARD was created out of a need for marketers to have confidence in their CTV/OTT video investments. BLOCKBOARD provides proven results to advertisers who demand accountability and assurance in media efficiency spend for their business needs. Built on blockchain technology, the BLOCKBOARD platform provides transparency and validation to each impression in a cookie-less world. To complete the solutions offering, BLOCKBOARD Studios develops custom video content for brand advertisers who seek bespoke creations to directly engage with their customers. Bringing decades of experience in online video and mobile platforms to the development of BLOCKBOARD, the company is the only one of its kind to deliver verified business performance results.

Watch program videos HERE.

Polestar Precept preview in New York City via 360 MAGAZINE

Polestar Precept

Today, Polestar Manhattan invited us to preview their Precept, exhibiting design, technology and sustainability.

“America’s newest MVP of the EV game, breaking records and necks!” – 360

Polestar revealed the Precept in February 2020 as a declaration of intent. Showcasing the future direction of Polestar’s design, sustainability and technology, the concept makes a strong statement about the brand’s intent. In October 2020, Polestar confirmed that the Precept will be put into production in the future. Polestar is documenting this journey in a YouTube series, “Precept: from concept to car.” In November 2021, Polestar confirmed that the production version of Precept will be known as Polestar 5.

Polestar continues to believe in collaborating with experts to accelerate development and provide customers with the best available technologies. Precept’s interior is defined by sustainability and offered an opportunity to work with new materials and processes. Similarly, the evolution of the HMI builds on current partnerships which maximise the integration of expertise.

Sustainable new interior materials balance modern high-tech luxury with reduced environmental impact. These sustainable materials include recycled PET bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and recycled cork vinyl. A flax-based composite developed by external partner Bcomp Ltd is featured in many interior and some exterior parts. Polestar’s ambition is to bring much of this sustainability into production.

The next generation HMI, powered by Android, builds on Polestar’s close collaboration with Google. An enlarged, portrait-oriented 15-inch centre touch screen complements a 12.5-inch driver display, and the two are linked by an illuminated blade that encompasses the entire interior. In this execution, the unique Polestar emblem floats holographically inside a solid piece of Swedish crystal between the rear seat headrests.

Supporting the advancement of a personalised and dynamic digital interface, the instrument panel also hosts an array of smart sensors. Eye tracking will allow the car to monitor the driver’s gaze and adjust the content of the various screens accordingly. Proximity sensors also enhance the usability of the centre display when driving.

The sculpted form of the Polestar Precept sets the tone for future Polestar vehicles. The vehicle’s proportions define its presence with restrained surfacing and a focus on aerodynamic efficiency.

The front grille is replaced by the Polestar SmartZone, representing a shift from breathing to seeing. An area which once channelled air to radiators and the internal combustion engine now houses technology for safety sensors and driver assistance functions. Purposefully gathered behind a transparent panel dedicated to intelligent hardware are two radar sensors and a high definition camera. The LiDAR pod, mounted atop the glass roof, is given optimal visibility as a next step towards increased driving assistance. The Thor’s Hammer LED headlight signature evolves with separated elements, taking on a dynamic, more robotic and brand-defining interpretation.

Precept features an integrated front wing above the SmartZone which accelerates air flow over the long bonnet. This allows air to attach itself to the surface earlier, which improves aerodynamic efficiency and thus improves the vehicle’s range. At the rear, the wide light-blade spans the entire width of the car, extending into vertical aero-wings – another aerodynamic feature and a nod to light-weight design.

With product development now underway, Polestar has confirmed it will produce Precept in China, where a new production facility will be established. The aim is to ensure the facility will be climate neutral and one of the most intelligent and connected automotive production facilities in the world.

Watch Precept Documentary HERE.

About Polestar Manhattan

Now officially open to the public, it represents one of 20 Polestar Spaces in a rapidly growing nationwide network. Polestar Manhattan is located in vibrant Lincoln Square and offers customers a captivating retail experience where they can learn about the brand and vehicle lineup.

“New York City is an iconic city with deep roots in design, sustainability and engineering, and opening a Polestar Space in this location will allow us to showcase the superior driving experience and high-tech minimalism that defines and differentiates Polestar,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar. “As we continue to redefine luxury for the sustainable age, Polestar Manhattan will serve as the brand’s retail home in New York City. Polestar plans to launch and showcase three new models by 2024, and I cannot wait to see them in this location.”

Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar in North America, adds: “It was critical that we establish a foothold in one of the most significant and important markets in the U.S., New York. In partnership with Manhattan Motor Cars, this new showroom will allow us to reach customers throughout the New York metro area.”

The Polestar Space is staffed by Polestar Specialists who are well trained to answer questions, assist with the digital ordering process, and coordinate test drives of the brand’s all-electric Polestar 2 model range, which includes two different configurations.

Book Test Drive HERE.

Follow Polestar HERE.

Woodstock Music × Art Fair

The Museum at Bethel Woods calls for 1969 Woodstock attendees to offer oral histories for upcoming exhibit

The Museum at Bethel Woods, the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, is working on compiling an archive of oral histories of Woodstock from the people who experienced it firsthand. The Museum is asking festival alumni to connect, and arrange for their stories to be heard and recorded. The goal is for these combined narratives to tell the untold story of the festival, preserving them for generations to come.

“Realizing the average age of Woodstock attendees is 75 years old, now is the time to find the lost stories of the festival and save their place in history,” said Neal V. Hitch, Senior Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods. “In order for the impact of Woodstock to be felt 100 years from now, collecting oral histories of this iconic festival is critical. It is our goal to find as many attendees as possible and document their firsthand experiences, which will also inspire the next generation of young artists, musicians, and music lovers.”

If you or someone you know was one of the almost half a million people who stood in the crowd of Max Yasgur’s farm listening to Santana, swam in Fillippini’s Pond, left a note on the Message Tree, or got stuck in traffic on 17B, The Museum at Bethel Woods wants to hear from you. With the goal to gather at least 4,500 oral histories, every perspective is valuable in rounding out the picture of the greatest festival of all time.

The award-winning 7,000 square foot Museum at Bethel Woods sits on the 800-acre campus of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts–the site of the Woodstock festival. Its permanent collection and special exhibits are a window to the 1960’s and the music cultural phenomenon. Bethel Woods is dedicated to preserving and presenting that history in a way that captivates audiences across generations.

About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming. Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 16,000, an intimate 422-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.

Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them. The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.

For more information go HERE.

Kay Flock "Shake It" cover art via Kevin Young U Music for use by 360 Magazine

Kay Flock – Shake It

Today, New York City drill star Kay Flock drops “Shake It,” an energetic new anthem for the Boogie Down Bronx. On “Shake It,” Kay Flock recruits Dougie B, Bory300, and the one and only hustler Cardi B to round out the Bronx quartet. They combine their styles fusing raw lyricism over a rapid drill beat to create a track that echoes the spirit of their hometown.

The RingRing Visuals and Jochi Saca directed video was filmed across their neighborhood’s staple City Island and includes a cameo from fellow drill rapper B-Lovee. Listen to “Shake It” HERE and watch the video HERE.

Kay Flock kicks off “Shake It” unleashing his signature gruff as he glides across the Elias Beats-produced beat. Dougie B and Bory300 join the mix adding their own drill flavors trading off bars in the confident chorus Cardi B takes the crescendo verse, letting loose emphatic bars challenging any would-be rivals. She mandates “Try to play me, you know I perform.”

The hasty “Shake It” visual channels the tenacious bond and pride of the Bronx residents. Dougie B, Bory300 and Carid B collectively rally their borough dancing by City Island’s Firehouse deli in a night-out celebration. The video includes a mural of Kay Flock along with cameos from his friends and family.

Last year Kay Flock released his critically acclaimed debut project The D.O.A. Tape, which featured standout tracks from G Herbo assisting on “Being Honest” to “Is Ya Ready,” which was named one of The New York Times’ best songs of 2021. The accolades continue to rack up for Kay Flock with Billboard, Pitchfork, XXL, HotNewHipHop, No Jumper, and more labeling him an artist to watch. To date, Kay Flock has amassed over 250 million streams

About Kay Flock

Kay Flock’s vision of drill music feels raw and free-spirited with an unburdened, electrifying take on his city’s sound. The New York rapper has spent the last couple years making tracks that bring some of the movements strongest future stars together while amplifying his own, pitching drill as collaborative, energetic, and most of all, alive.

His raps, captured in street smashes like “Brotherly Love,” featuring fellow Bronx MCs B-Lovee and Dougie B, demonstrate the thrill of the ecstatic genre. Every bar is spit with the pedal pressed all the way to the floor. In ways, his rise is similar to other New York drill artists, climbing from humble beginnings to the verge of the mainstream, but Kay Flock hails from the Bronx, a neighborhood that hasn’t so far produced the genres stars. He grew up in a rugged environment he describes as “dangerous” and, as a teenager, found escape in Brooklyn drill as well as the music of Chicago rappers like King Von.

In the Bronx, Flock made lifelong friends in B-Lovee and Dougie B who, in 2020, introduced him to recording. Almost immediately, you could recognize Flock’s unmistakable talent and his city did. Early singles like “Being Honest” and “Is Ya Ready” put Kay Flock on the map. Now, Flock has emerged as the Bronx’s and arguably New York City’s hottest new rapper. Even as Flock’s star rises, and the co-signs roll in from The New York Times, Pitchfork, No Jumper, Billboard, XXL and artists from Cardi B, G Herbo, Lil Tjay, Meek Mill, Fivio Foreign and he doesn’t plan to switch up. He’s staying true to himself.

IAM NYC Opening

IAM is the inverted experience of the self as reflected through the eyes of established and upcoming local and international artists. The museum’s mission is to showcase the various facades of New York City through an inverted perspective, forcing audiences to re-envision the city’s topologies and structures in a new and creative light.

The inverted museum welcomes its guests in the heart of Soho, one of New York City’s best-known neighborhoods for fine art and culture. The museum’s lobby acts as an orientation point, a place where individuals can gain more insight into various art installations and their historical relevance to the city. The IAM Inverted Art Museum encourages individuals to tap into the complex spectrum of human emotion while they traverse through an array of vibrant exhibition rooms. As they are guided through these thematic rooms, time halts, and guests become fully immersed in the singular moment of time as the visual storytelling of each exhibition unravels in front of them.

The uniqueness of IAM comes from the museum’s ability to capture a visual record of history, igniting feelings of nostalgia, happiness and curiosity in its audiences. Each room acts as a different urban landscape unfolding the various personalities of New York City. From the gritty to the luxurious, the uptown bound trains to the empty apartments in Billionaires Row, the unexpected nature of the inverted rooms can be described as physical surrealism, showing off the unanticipated and often illogical juxtapositions of the city’s identity. 

IAM recognizes that each unique piece of art acts as an entryway to the artist’s cultural, political, and socio-economic circumstances. Culture and art are created by ordinary people, and their collective experiences shape the perception of the world around them. Similarly, New York City’s art scene is multifaceted, a melting pot of artistic expression that transcends any physical bounds dictated by borders or bodies of water. The museum wishes to highlight each artist’s unique perception of the world through an inverted lens, encouraging its viewers to pause and digest each and every little detail that surrounds them. IAM hopes to be a place of inspiration for artists and visitors alike, allowing artists to create work as their full unique selves while promoting tolerance, respect, and equality.

Our exhibition rooms

  • IAM Statue of Liberty
  • Oversized Kids Bedroom
  • Authentic New York’s Antique Shop
  • Plasma Room inspired by Nikola Tesla
  • Diorama inspired by Stan Lee
  • LEGO® Bathroom

Exhibition rooms of New York Artists’ work

Staying true to its mission of visual storytelling, the IAM Inverted Art Museum is also prioritizing work installations by Ukrainian artists in the hopes of aiding those who are affected by the unjust war. A percentage of ticket purchases go towards rebuilding schools and helping kids in Ukraine. IAM works directly with a number of charities to ensure that all donations are going towards rebuilding Ukraine and aiding families in need. The museum will also hold an auction for a large-scale Ukrainian flag built out of lego blocks and 100% of the profits made from the auction will go towards war relief efforts in Ukraine.

The IAM Inverted Art Museum is also proud to be supporting Ukrainian artists seeking to come to the United States Under the O-1B visa, otherwise known as the Artists Visa. Selected artists will receive assistance with navigating through the O-1B petition process. Please note that we do not cover the cost of application fees or lawyers, rather we help applicants fill out their petitions as an alternative route to hiring a lawyer. Our team members have first-hand experience with applying for the O-1B visa and can help applicants with the completion of their own Visa application.

Although artists from all around the world are welcome to apply to this initiative on our website HERE, we are currently prioritizing Ukrainian artists.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 Magazine

VAUGHN

Vaughn Lowery’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. His career has taken him from humble beginnings in Detroit to a graduate of Cornell University. From there, he became active in modeling, acting and producing screenplays. Now, Vaughn is the founder and president of one of the leading pop culture and design publications of today, 360 MAGAZINE.

Vaughn won over television audiences when he appeared in Kmart’s smash hit Joe Boxer commercial, dancing his self-titled “Boxer Boogie” wearing nothing but his Joe Boxer underwear. With this “brief” appearance, Vaughn Lowery, a.k.a “Joe Boxer,” soon became a household name. He appeared with Leeza Gibbons on Extra, Katie Couric on Today Show and Jay Leno on Tonight Show boogieing down with them and performing his signature dance. According to the Detroit Free Press, Vaughn’s “Boxer Boogie” has paid off, helping Kmart sell roughly $20 million in Joe Boxer apparel a week.” In just the first year he was responsible for Kmart selling over $1.5 billion of duds, besting Martha Stewart’s launch year with over $500 million in sales.

The Detroit native embarked on an acting and modeling career during a trip to New York City when renowned make-up artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Before his appearance as Joe Boxer, Vaughn worked as a successful print model for such companies as Gap, Target, Skechers, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works Fragrance, Nordstrom, and Marc Ecko. He also worked as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of FHM (SA), URB Magazine, and Glamour.

Vaughn continues to be busy in the media. A few years back, ABC News Primetime aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on America’s Next Top Model, where he stirred up some controversy, guest-starred on the comedy, “Scrubs,” and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, The Young & Evil, at Sundance 2009, which was nominated for Cardiff’s Iris Prize within the same year. He was also named Seventeen Magazine’s “17 Hot Guys.” The last film Vaughn acted in is called The Company We Keep (directed by Roy Campanella), where he plays a fast-talking manager within the record industry, Barry. Currently, Vaughn is in the midst of producing a short film Chasen Life, which won a writing competition. He is also adapting audiobook Say Uncle into a feature-length film and pitching his third reality series. Moreover, he’s in the process of establishing 360 Fest, a film festival that will introduce and screen some of the most provocative short and features in the world.

Outside of Vaughn Lowery’s entertainment endeavors, Vaughn has always determined to give back and continues to keep his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At RiskHuman Rights CommissionMarch of DimesHeart of Los Angeles Youth, and schools across the nation where he encourages kids to be their best. Furthermore, Vaughn serves as the Brand Ambassador for both Falling Whistles, which supports war-affected kids in the Congo, and Pink United for breast cancer awareness. He sits on the board of Awakening Young Minds, a nonprofit organization that conducts emotional education workshops for troubled youth.

Vaughn Lowery’s talents are only overshadowed by his winning personality, infectious smile, and his ability to capture hearts as one of the most engaging and approachable individuals in the entertainment industry.

Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir,  Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on 360’s e-Commerce shop and Audible.

As of late, Lowery has developed their inaugural 360 MAG podcast series on Apple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea.

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Marie O’Riordan attending UN World Autism Awareness Day event via Marie O’Riordan for use by 360 MAGAZINE

World Autism Awareness Day

Saturday, April 2, at the world-famous Guggenheim Museum on New York’s 5th Avenue, EML‘s Global Director of Public Relations, Marie O’Riordan, an Autistic Savant, was honored to travel from Ireland to be a VIP at the UN World Autism Awareness Day celebrations with America’s Autism Hearts Foundation.

The UN designates April 2nd as an official world Autism observance day each year, one of seven annual UN health awareness days. This year’s theme is Inclusive Quality Education For All. The pandemic affected 90% of students worldwide, with pupils living with Autism disproportionately affected.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an Autism and sensory-friendly and accessible space for all with ongoing inclusive online family art classes, welcoming everyone on the Autism Spectrum.

The Autism Hearts Foundation, (AHF), a 501 (c)(3), is on a mission to maximize the potential of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to learn, develop, function independently, and participate in the full range of social and cultural activities for an improved quality of life.

The Guggenheim and Autism Hearts presented the Hope fashion and arts event by young artists living with Autism inspired by the late artist, Vasily Kandinsky, whose works are featured in the Around The Circle exhibition running until September 5th. It is speculated that Kandinsky lived on the Autism Spectrum.

EML is beyond proud of our employees taking time to champion diversity and celebrate their own purpose. Marie and the networking she does to celebrate UN World Autism Awareness Day is the perfect example of EML’s commitment to inclusion; when we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organisation,” said Kristen Shaw, Group Chief People & Culture Officer at EML.

“It’s an incredible honour to be an Autistic woman experiencing UN World Autism Awareness Day at The Guggenheim with Autism Hearts. The arts hold a vital key to helping children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, and Vasily Kandinsky has always been one of my favourite artists. There were many wow moments at the event, and The Guggenheim was a befitting stage for such talented young artists living with Autism. 2022 marks the 11th year I’ve been humbled to be a patron to Neurodiverse artists, retired theatre and entertainment professionals and a theatre company in North America and Europe. I am acutely aware that an estimated 85% of Autistics are under or unemployed, and I have EML’s progressive and forward-thinking approach to People and Culture to thank for the incredible opportunities that present themselves to me in my career working alongside my amazing teammates every day,” added Marie O’Riordan, Global Director of Public Relations at EML.