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Andy Warhol exhibition at Miami Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

Andy Warhol Exhibition

TIMED ENTRY TICKETS FOR 2023 WARHOL EXHIBITION ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME DEC. 3, 10 A.M.

Ticket Packages Available Just in Time for Holiday Giving 

Blockbuster Exhibition to Feature 94 Works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” Alongside Works from the COD Permanent Art Collection, a Biographical Timeline, Silver Cloud Room, 150+ Photos Taken by Warhol.

Following the success of the summer 2021 blockbuster exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Timeless,” the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will present “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America” June 3 – Sept. 10, 2023.

The Warhol exhibition will feature 94 works from “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection” on loan through Bank of America’s Art in our Communities® program. Aside from the Bank of America collection, which will be on display in a dedicated space in the exhibition, there will also be over 100 works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection

“Timed Entry” tickets (tickets for a specific date and time) for the 2023 Warhol exhibition go on sale to the public for the first time beginning 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3. Timed entry tickets will be available to be purchased online at Warhol2023.org or by calling the Box Office at 630.942.4000. “Anytime entry” tickets are currently available for $40, offering ticket buyers the opportunity to reserve a day to attend, and then view the exhibition at any time for that reserved date.

“Timed Entry” tickets are available for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, $25 each, and Saturdays and Sundays for $30. (The exhibit will be closed on Mondays.) $2 discounts are available for seniors, youth, and military personnel. Prices exclude service charges. There is an added $4 fee for purchasing via phone and an added $9 fee for purchasing online. These charges are waived when purchasing in-person at the MAC Box Office.

Just in time for holiday gift giving, ticket package options are also available for Warhol enthusiasts. The VIP ticket package includes a poster and a Warhol-themed tote bag for an additional $15 per ticket. The “Superstar” ticket package includes a Warhol-themed tote bag, Warhol poster, and exhibition catalog for an additional $50. Package items can be picked up when attending the exhibition, or in-person at the box office in advance.  

Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a 10% discount on regular priced tickets as well. For more information about group tickets. For more information about group tickets visit Warhol2023.org

About “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works from the Bank of America Collection”

Notable works from the College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection will include Warhol’s 1980 screen-printed portrait of Joseph Beuys as well as his iconic $ (1983). Also included: more than 150 photographs by Warhol comprised of both black-and-white gelatin silver prints and color Polaroid prints featuring unidentified figures and celebrities alike. These photographs offer a rare and intimate glimpse into Warhol’s New York of the 1970’s and 80’s.  

The exhibition will encompass both the CCMA and the MAC, unfolding across roughly 11,000 square-feet of exhibition space. Educational and interactive elements will include a biographical exhibition highlighting key points in Warhol’s life and career, video installation, a Children’s Print Factory area, Studio 54 and Silver Cloud Room experiences and Central Park-inspired outdoor space, creating an immersive, multifaceted exhibition focused on the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the past century.  

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) was a central figure in the Pop Art movement that emerged in the U.S. in the early 1950s and is the most recognizable artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Warhol worked across media, including painting, sculpture, film and printmaking. Warhol’s printed multiples were central to his practice allowing him to explore the aesthetics and mechanics of mass-produced images and popular culture. Warhol’s prints also touched on other themes. Warhol’s “Endangered Species” series grew out of his concern for the environment. In 1979, with “Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century,” Warhol departed from his repeated images format to create a series of iconic images based on a single theme.

The exhibition and programming will be led by MAC Director Diana Martinez and CCMA Curator Justin Witte.

About Bank of America Art in our Communities®

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About the CCMA

The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition, “Selections from Cleve Carney’s Art Collection.” In fall 2020, the gallery was expanded to a 2,500 square-foot museum. The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opened June 2021 with the highly anticipated “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” exhibition. CCMA hosts exhibitions year round and will host “Warhol: Featuring Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop-Works from the Bank of America Collection Summer 2023.”

Funding for CCMA is provided by the Cleve Carney Endowment Fund, which supports vital programming including artist engagement opportunities for community members and students, gallery exhibitions, artist commissions, new acquisitions and other teaching and learning tools that foster cultural enrichment in our community. More information can be found at TheCCMA.org and on social media @CleveCarneyMuseumofArt.

About the MAC

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is located at 425 Fawell Blvd., 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355. It houses three indoor performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion, plus the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and classrooms for the college’s academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 100,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. Visit AtTheMAC.org or facebook.com/AtTheMAC for more information.

About the College of DuPage Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit https://foundation.cod.edu or call 630.942.2698.

FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR via 360 MAGAZINE.

FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR

THE FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER IS HERE! RELIVE THE BIGGEST COMIC SAGA OF THE YEAR AND UNLOCK ALL SIX IN-GAME ITEMS IN FORTNITE!

The FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER, collecting every best-selling issue of the hit series that saw the Marvel Universe collide with video game phenomenon Fortnite, is available now!

Fans who purchase the hardcover collection will get access to each in-game item in Fortnite that previously released issues unlocked, including the highly sought-after IRON MAN ZERO OUTFIT

This past year, comic fans witnessed a blockbuster crossover event between the video game phenomenon Fortnite and the Marvel Comics universe in FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR! The five-issue limited series, written by Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and drawn by artist Sergio Davila, was a mega hit packed with enormous ramifications for both universes! Now, readers can experience the series in an all-new hardcover format! Those who purchase the hardcover will also receive a download code for all six of the Fortnite in-game cosmetic items that were available to those who picked up first-print editions of the comic series.

The redeemable code will unlock the following in-game items in Fortnite:

  • Spider-Man Zero Outfit
  • Iron Man Zero Outfit
  • Zero War Loading Screen
  • Adamantium Claws Pickaxe
  • SNIKT! SNIKT! Spray
  • Stark Seven Wrap

Fans can see images of the items by visiting Marvel.com

The inhabitants of the ultimate battleground, the Island, are locked in a never-ending war — and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide: a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man, Wolverine and Shuri team up with several Fortnite fighters to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. But as the search extends from Wakanda to the Savage Land and beyond, can they find it in time to avert catastrophe? Heroes from both realities enlist in the struggle against the Imagined Order — but do they have a fighting chance of avoiding doom when Marvel’s most dangerous villain sets his sights on the Shard?

Check with your local comic shop for availability and enjoy one of the biggest comic sagas of 2022 with the all-new FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR HARDCOVER! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & DONALD MUSTARD

Art by SERGIO DÁVILA

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On Sale Now!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com.

NNENA PMTWGR - OFFICIAL via Garcia, Genesis, RCA Records by 360 Magazine

NNENA RETURNS WITH HER NEW SINGLE “PMTWGR”

ANNOUNCED AS THE OPENER FOR RINI’S “PAST THE NAKED EYE” TOUR 

  • LISTEN HERE “PMTWGR”
  • KICKS OFF WEDNESDAY, 11/30 – BUY TICKETS HERE

Nnena returns with her new single “PMTWGR” featuring Ncognita & KT via Loud Robot/RCA Records. Heavy on soul grooves courtesy of producer Ben Oyortey Jr, the song is confident and fun, using witty rhymes to address that PMTWGR. In addition to releasing her latest single, it’s also been announced that she’s joining Rini’s “Past The Naked Eye” tour as an opener. The tour kicks off tomorrow, 11/30, and will hit cities such as Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and more – buy tickets HERE.

  • Listen to “PMTWGR” HERE and watch the visualizer, directed by Deondrae Jones HERE.

Last year, Nnena showcased her range and versatility on her EP  …Just Cause. The four-track EP features Childish MajorDaVionne and WESTSIDE BOOGIE – the latter on the standout track “Come Again.” This new project follows the release of her debut EP Bipolar AF, the first release from the partnership between Loud Robot, the record label from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and RCA Records.

Additionally, Nnena was featured on Insecure: Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 5soundtrack with her memorable single “Fun,” which is currently the second highest streamed track on the album on Spotify. This week Nnena had her late night television debut performing the track on The Late Late Show with James Corden – watch it here

An incredible writer, lyricist, rapper and vocalist, bursting with effusive energy and a massive personality, the Cleveland native, born Nnena Adigwe to Nigerian parents, credits some of her robust, descriptive storytelling impulses to her past screenwriting experience. Nnena began writing comedic sketches during college and that soon led to working on more full-fledged projects—the kinds of works that needed sound tracking. Rather than pay licensing fees, she tried her hand at making her own music.  Her music reflects her eclectic influences ranging from Otis Redding to Millie Jackson, from Queen Latifah to Miriam Makeba to Kendrick Lamar and especially  “Lauryn Hill, she molded me the most,” along with other neo-soul genre artists Musiq Soulchild and Jill Scott, as well from Drake, J. Cole, to Tiwa Savage.

Nnena is currently working on her debut album; stay tuned for more music coming soon.

“Past The Naked Eye” tour dates:

11/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory Stage

12/1 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

12/4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

12/5 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

12/14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish

12/15 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

12/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex

Buy/Stream/Watch “PMTWGR”:

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/lwBOUGWKdEE 

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PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN via 360 MAGAZINE.

PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN 

BUMPER ALLEN, INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR, LEADS ALL-STAR VOCAL CAST ON 
PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN 
(MUSIC FROM THE PEACOCK ORIGINAL SERIES)

Adam Devine’s Character From Acclaimed Fan Favorite Pitch Perfect Musical Comedy Film Series Goes Viral In Germany, 
Also Heads Up 16-Song Digital Soundtrack Accompanying Six-Episode 

Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin Streaming Series Available Now

Features Original Lead Single “Know My Name,” Penned By Ryan Tedder 

Today, UMe releases Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series) digitally. Its 16 tracks serve as the perfect digital audio companion to Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the new original six-episode Peacock series starring Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, Flula Borg, Jameela Jamil, and executive-produced by Elizabeth Banks, which premieres on the Peacock streaming service today. The digital-only album is available now in superior Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio. Click HERE to listen to or order Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series). 
 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed musical comedy film series Pitch PerfectBumper in Berlin follows the revived career trajectory of Bumper Allen (Adam Devine), who moves to Germany to capitalize on the explosive popularity of his epic TikTok mashup of a pair of indelible hits from the Eighties, “99 Luftballoons x Take On Me.” Listen to Bumper’s unique a cappella take on this pair of classics from Nena and a-ha HEREWatch a special performance of “99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Thanksgiving Day Parade Version)” by Bumper In Berlin cast members when they perform on the Peacock float in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing on Thursday, November 24, 2022, starting at 9am on NBC and streaming live on Peacock.
 

The declarative, chart-seeking ballad “Know My Name (Bumper Version),” an original Bumper in Berlin single and focus track, was written by Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and produced by Andrew DeRoberts. Other notable Bumper in Berlin cuts include 21st-century interpretations of The Police’s “Message In A Bottle” by Adam Devine; Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Devine and Flula Borg; Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” from Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, and Lera Abova; and an epic a cappella “Riff-Off Medley” with Devine, Jameela Jamil, and Flura Borg & The Giselads squaring off together on “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (The Scorpions), “Milkshake” (Kelis), “Du Hast” (Rammstein), “My Prerogative,” (Bobby Brown), “Major Tom” (Peter Schilling), and “As Long As You Love Me” (Justin Bieber).

 
PITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLIN (MUSIC FROM THE PEACOCK ORIGINAL SERIES) [digital only]

1. Kings And Queens – Adam Devine & The Tonehangers

2. It Wasn’t Me – Adam Devine & Sarah Hyland

3. Know My Name (Bumper Version)* – Adam Devine

4. It Must Have Been Love – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, Katharina Thalback

5. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Bumper Version) – Adam Devine

6. Sing When I Want You To* – Jameela Jamil 

7. Sweet Child Of Mine – Adam Devine & Flula Borg

8. Riff-Off Medley: Rock You Like A Hurricane / Milkshake / Du Hast / My Prerogative / Major Tom / As Long As You Love Me – Adam Devine, Jameela Jamil, Flula Borg, &The Giselads

9. Where You Are* – Adam Devine

10. Barbie Girl – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova

11. Know My Name (Piano Version)* – Sarah Hyland & Adam Devine

12. Valerie – Adam Devine

13. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Gisela Version) – Jameela Jamil

14. Message In A Bottle – Adam Devine

15. Know My Name x Where You Are Mashup* – Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland

16. 99 Luftballoons x Take On Me (Thanksgiving Day Parade Version)* 

*Denotes original song

POPEX × ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE MIAMI via 360 MAGAZINE.

POPEX × ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE MIAMI

POPEX ANNOUNCES NEW NFT PARTNERSHIP WITH ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE MIAMI 

  • PopEx and Cudos announces new Art House Collection NFT collaboration with Abbey Road Institute Miami 
  • Unique album created by 10 of the world’s top production teams, songwriters and performers including NBLMThe Voice of Poland winner MVRT and Grammy winning producer Julio Reyes Copello
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami using cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology 
  • Opportunity for digital asset holders to receive royalties and exclusive art from a ground breaking collaboration 
  • White list 1 December 2022; project due for public launch in the first quarter of 2023
  • Available to purchase exclusively via PopEx’s multichain platform

“This incredible project brings together the architects of some of the most iconic tracks of our generation. Together they have produced a landmark recording, created in partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami and enabled by incredible dynamic depth provided when recording for Dolby Atmos. In The Art House Collection NFT, we’ll see the combined genius of people whose work is known, respected and loved by countless millions of music fans across the world. For investors, it’s the chance to be part of the most important album this century, and to own royalties in what we believe will become a landmark in recorded music history.”Matt Bond, Founder and CEO, PopEx

PopEx is giving collectors and fans the chance to own a piece of genuine music history, in a ground-breaking new partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami. 

The project brings together a group of the most talented and influential producers, songwriters and recording artists of their generation to create a unique album, The Art House Collection NFT, which will be available exclusively as a digital collectible through the PopEx platform. Investors will be able to own a part of this seminal recording through the distribution of royalty rights for NFT owners. 

The Art House Collection NFT is being pitched as among the most celebrated album production collaborations ever, with artists and producers spanning genres, geographies and eras. Between them, the production teams involved are responsible for millions of record sales and streams running into the hundreds of billions. 

Among the top names taking part is Colombian producer and songwriter Julio Reyes Copello. Winner of three Grammy awards, and 12 Latin Grammy awards, including the 2022 ‘Producer of the Year’. He has worked with artists including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, who’s single ‘Vivir Mi Vida’ has scored over 1bn views on Youtube views and over 400 million streams on other platforms. He has also composed music for films and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

The song-writing team, NBLM, has racked up over 100 million views on YouTube with releases for labels including Universal, Sony, Spinnin’ Records, Nervous, Aftr Hrs and Warner, drawing inspiration from House, Techno, RnB, Pop and even Rock. They’ve also collaborated with Randy Jackson on some unreleased vocals forming part of the legacy of older brother Michael.

For the NFT project, NBLM has worked with artists including singer-songwriter MRVT, who won The Voice of Poland 2017 under her full name, Marta Gałuszewska. Her debut single went platinum, and she’s subsequently worked with a strong of major records labels, and collaborated with numerous international producers, songwriters and fellow artists worldwide. With the support of PopEx, MRVT is now realising the potential of the NFT world to develop the next phase of her career, as a fully independent recording artist.

The album is being recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami, a specialist training school for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers, drawing on almost 90 years of expertise developed at the original Abbey Road Studios in London. It’s being produced with sound and visual content captured in Dolby Atmos, the immersive, high-definition surround-sound technology used by cinemas worldwide. 

The Art House Collection NFT will be offered for general sale through the PopEx platform, and gives collectors the chance to have a direct, personal stake in its future success. The initial whitelisted NFTs have already sold out: following launch, 10% of royalties will be available for purchase on the open market, and tradeable before redemption. 

Musician, entrepreneur and PopEx founder, now CEO, Matt Bond, says: “This NFT is more than just a unique piece of art: it’s the start of a new movement in music creation and production. It brings together an incredible pool of talent who are pushing Dolby Atmos to the edge to create an album like never before. This new technology is here to stay: these world-beating producers are demonstrating its enormous potential for creatives at all levels, and we’re really hoping it will inspire new artists to strike while the iron’s hot. We’re also showing how NFT model we’ve developed at PopEx can support artists in building sustainable, viable careers in a challenging economic environment.”

PopEx is backed by leading names from the worlds of music, Web 3 and business, who bring their own specific skills, knowledge and networks to the development of the platform. The company was valued at $40 million pre-launch, with pre-seed funding gained from Animoca Brands, Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS: 

Matt Bond

Musician, songwriter and entrepreneur Matt Bond is no stranger to the music industry.  He is co-founder of songwriting and production collective NBLM. The collaboration has signed over 100 record deals and yielded hundreds of millions of streams through releases with Universal, Sony, Spinnin Records and many more. 

Matt Bond is also a founding member of rock band The Dirty Youth. As well as selling out many UK and European tours, they have graced stages at some of the world’s biggest festivals. The band toured with a huge array of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Status Quo, Feeder and Korn. The Dirty Youth were the first band to get signed to music brand titans Marshall Records. 

Matt founded PopEx in 2021 with a vision to create a viable, sustainable and user-friendly route to artists securing their creative sovereignty by sharing in the global opportunities represented by Web3. 

INVESTORS:

The vision for PopEx has been proven by significant venture capital backing. PopEx has concluded its seed funding round. This values the company, founded in 2021 at $40million (USD). Backers include Animoca Brands, the global leader in gamification and blockchain. The company has a portfolio of over 340 investments in its mission is to advance digital property rights and decentralised projects to help build the open metaverse. Other backers include Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Cudos, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.

Drai’s × Chris Brown × Gucci Mane × 2 Chainz via 360 MAGAZINE.

Drai’s × Chris Brown × Gucci Mane × 2 Chainz


Chris Brown, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz Headline an
Illustrious December of Drai’s LIVE Concerts

Drai’s Nightclub will host an unrivaled month of live performances and more

This December, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub will bring an epic lineup of dazzling performances featuring iconic artists including Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and more, taking over the stage for full-length Drai’s LIVE concerts. 

Drai’s Nightclub tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website at www.draisgroup.com. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

The Drai’s Nightclub lineup for December is listed below.

DRAI’S NIGHTCLUB:

  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Jeezy
  • The Grammy-nominated artist is known for hits like “Put On” and “Amazing.”
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – Special Guest TBA
  • Friday, Dec. 9 – Juicy J
  • In 2021, rapper and producer Juicy J released an extended version of his popular album, “The Hustle Continues” titled “The Hustle Still Continues,” featuring collaborations with big name artists such as 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and more.
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 – Rick Ross
  • The Grammy-nominated artist and record executive’s latest album, “Richer Than I Ever Been,” dropped in December 2021. Ross recently dropped hit singles “Kind of Girl” with French Montana and “Feelings” with DaBoyDame featuring EST Gee.
  • Friday, Dec. 16 – TIP
  • Three-time Grammy Award winner TIP has released several highly successful singles including “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna. He has also collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists such as Drake and Gucci Mane.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – 2 Chainz
  • 2 Chainz will deliver a performance full of fan favorites including “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.” The Grammy Award winner celebrated the release of his latest album, “Dope Don’t Sell Itself” earlier this year at Drai’s Nightclub.
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 – Special Guest TBA
  • Friday, Dec. 30 – Gucci Mane
  • “Avatar of East Atlanta” Gucci Mane is set to make his return to Drai’s Nightclub. No stranger to the Drai’s stage, Gucci is sure to deliver an unforgettable Friday night party on New Year’s Eve weekend. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 – Chris Brown
  • Grammy-Award winning megastar Chris Brown will take over the Drai’s LIVE stage for New Year’s Eve.  Sporting a catalog rivaled only by legends in the music industry, Brown will bring his electric energy, smooth vocals and versatile lyricism to his new Drai’s residency.

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Lil BabyBig SeanDaBaby and Wiz Khalifa to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday – Saturday. Drai’s Nightclub will also be open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 for a special performance. The upcoming Drai’s Nightclub lineup can be found at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/calendar-view/.

About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the pinnacle of nightlife in Las Vegas, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Nightclub is a 30,000-square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000-square-feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Baby in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Beachclub is a 35,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by eight towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, a full-service gourmet kitchen and two full-service bars. The legendary Drai’s After Hourshas solidified itself as the ultimate late-night, see-and-be-seen party destination for 25 years.Drai’s After Hoursis a sleek, sexy lounge where DJs play chart-topping songs of today, including top 40, Latin and hip-hop music. In addition to bottle service, Drai’s After Hours is one of the only spots on the Strip to offer hookah nightly. Drai’s After Hours is open from 1 – 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at DraisGroup.com. Follow Drai’s on FacebookTwitter and Instagram – @draislv, @draisbeachclub and @draisafterhours.

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell – named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choicerecipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip – brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Bound – the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

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EMINEM × SPIDER-MAN

HIP HOP ICON EMINEM AND MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN SQUARE OFF ON AN EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER CELEBRATING THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 COMIC BOOK RELEASE

hustl. introduces another exclusive variant cover in their line of rare collectibles featuring world class athletes and entertainers alongside iconic Marvel characters on official Marvel Comics releases 

hustl. announced today that Hip Hop Icon Eminem and Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will partake in an epic rap battle on a limited-edition variant cover to celebrate the previous release of THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN #1, which debuted in stores this past April. 

This limited edition 5,000 print run features art from Salvador Larroca and will be available for purchase today at Eminem.com

An additional 1,000 limited print run of the spotlight version of the original variant comic cover from hustl. will be available for purchase Tuesday, November 29th at TheHaul.com

Critically acclaimed as one of the most influential artists of all time, Eminem takes the stage for his latest appearance on a Marvel comic cover. Throughout his illustrious career, Eminem has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award, and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award. Amongst other incredible accolades, Eminem has also been featured on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. 

“I’ve always been a huge Spider-Man fan since I was a kid- he’s definitely in my top 5…. so being on a cover battling Spider-Man is such a thrill and an honor,” said Eminem.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 marked the launch of a brand new series by Emmy and Annie Award-winning writer Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken) and one of Marvel’s most famous Spider-Man artists John Romita Jr. In this all-new ongoing series, Spider-Man is on the outs with the Fantastic Four, Avengers and Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man- except for Doctor Octopus. Ock’s on Spider-Man’s tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets in tentacles on the Web-Slinger. While Eminem is not in the story or series, he will appear on this special variant cover as a limited edition collectible to celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th Anniversary. Eminem has been featured on previous Marvel covers including Punisher and Iron Man, and wrote the song “Venom” for the film Venom

“It’s truly an honor to be able to bring Eminem and Spider-Man to fans slinging raps on this official Marvel variant cover. There is no doubt that fans lucky enough to find themselves holding one of these will possess a highly sought-after collectible,” said Keri Harris, COO hustl.

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Duke Deuce – Memphis Massacre III

DUKE DEUCE RELEASES VIDEO FOR “ANNA”

NEW MIXTAPE ‘MEMPHIS MASSACRE III’ OUT NOW
Listen To ‘Memphis Massacre III Here 

Memphis Massacre III Tracklist:

1. Deucifer

2. Mr Memphis Massacre

3. Anna 

4. What You Rep ft. DJ Paul

5. Buck The System ft. ATM Rich Baby

6. Gwak Gwak ft. Gloss Up

7. Riverside ft. Glockianna

8. Respect ft. Lil Thad, Dubba C & Glockianna

9. Black Ops ft. Big Moochie Grape

10. All That

11. BHZ 2.0

12. What’s My Name

13. Nobody Needs Nobody

ABOUT DUKE DEUCE:

Crunk music was never dead, but Memphis rapper Duke Deuce has taken it upon himself to inspire a new generation to tear the club up. With inexhaustible energy and a booming voice, he’s reclaiming the ecstatic subgenre for his hometown, making music as grim as it is gleeful, and turning up all the while. Rapping about harrowing realities and detailing the benefits of his hard-won success, Duke has reached millions of fans who dig his music’s intensity as much as they do the playful dancing (a.k.a. gangsta walking) he does in his videos. With each release, Duke makes the case that crunk is more than music. It’s a way of life. He often bellows his signature ad-lib “WHAT THE FUCK?!” with the force of a wrecking ball or rather, the force of his own breakout single, “Crunk Ain’t Dead,” a high-octane anthem that earned a remix featuring a few legends of the genre: Lil Jon, Juicy J, and Project Pat. Since signing with Quality Control Music, Duke hasn’t let his foot off the gas, releasing Memphis Massacre [2018], Memphis Massacre 2 [2020], Duke Nukem [2021] and Crunkstar [2022], the latter of which cemented his signature ‘crunk-rock’ sound with breakout single “Just Say That,” powered by guest features from Glorilla and Quavo. Duke continues his worldwide takeover with the release of his latest mixtape offering Memphis Massacre III [Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Made Men Movement].

FOLLOW DUKE DEUCE:

Instagram | YouTube | Twitter

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Miami Art Week 2022

Miami Art Week 2022 – Gnazzo Group Highlights

With Art Week just a few days away, here is a list of must-see highlights to look forward to this year–ranging from art galleries, to fashion happenings, new and exciting openings, premier dining destinations, and more. 

What to do in the Miami Design District

  • Germane Barnes’ Design Commission “Rock | Roll” 
  • Craig Robins Collection’s “Two of The Same Kind”
  • Gagosian and Jeffery Deitch’s “100 Years”
  • Mario Carbone’s “Our Lady of Rocco” Pop-up 
  • New openings: Balenciaga (biggest store in the U.S), Moncler, FENDI Casa 

*Additional galleries, dates and assets listed below 

Where to Eat in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

  • Pelican Hotel | South Beach **Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info available upon request**


LOUIS VUITTON’S ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH EXHIBIT 

ABOUT: Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach from November 29 – December 3. Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection. As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.

Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll was designed as a celebration of the BIPOC communities who have shaped Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s foundations to today. Curated by Anava Projects, Rock | Roll marks is conceived as a love letter to the people of Miami, Barnes’ multi-scale installation draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival. It will be realized across the Design District’s public spaces as well as a special installation at the entrance of the Design Miami/.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY [PAVILION for MOAD]

ABOUT: The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech, opening Friday, Nov. 18, during the 39th Miami Book Fair at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The exhibition will remain on view through January 2023. Free and open to the public with Miami Book Fair admission.

Estuary is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished MDC and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. The project is curated by Isabela Villanueva. Commissioned by MOAD, it functions on multiple levels—as a public sculpture, a reflection on the written word, a platform for live performances and public gatherings, and a meditative environment. It is made from everyday construction materials, such as aluminum framing, and can mutate into a variety of distinct spatial configurations. Large panels or “pages” of construction mesh feature laser-cut texts that will change throughout the duration of the project.

Dates: Nov. 18, 2022 – January 2023

Location: Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza (Between Building 1 and 2)

                          300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the sixth group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism. 

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

PELICAN HOTEL OPENING

ABOUT: At Pelican Hotel, you can always expect the unexpected. The rooms, once relics of the past, have been meticulously refurbished to pay homage to their original state. First built in 1948, the property was purchased by Renzo Rosso, founder of DIESEL. In 1990 it was then designed and decorated by owner Renzo alongside the brand’s Creative Team. The exceptional and meticulously restored property will inject new life into the iconic strip, complete with its redesigned in-house restaurant, the Pelican Café. The legendary boutique hotel fuses distinguishing Miami style with a dreamy vibe to reflect a playful design throughout its 32 guestrooms, including seven suites, six ocean-view rooms and one super exclusive penthouse. Inspired by a variety of movie sets, each room is named after its own theme and features one-of-a-kind, original vintage artifacts and furniture which have been lovingly restored over the past two years, making the Pelican a unique Art Deco icon. Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info is available upon request. PelicanHotel.com

Dates: Open November 24 

Location: 826 Ocean Dr. – Miami Beach

NOW OPEN: MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available upon request ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Miami Design District’s Art Week Guide HERE

  • DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ROW’S ARES HOUSE
    • Dates: December 1 – December 3 
  • OPERA GALLERY | PICASSO, MIRO, VALDES: SPANISH MASTERS, A RESONANCE
    • Dates: November 28 – December 20
  • PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 
    • Dates: November 30 – December 4
  • RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS
    • Dates: November 29 – December 2
  • SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA
    • Dates: November 22 – December 20
The Popcorn Challenge by COOKIE POP and CANDY POP & RSF via 360 MAGAZINE.

The Popcorn Challenge

SNAX-Sational Brands’ COOKIE POP and CANDY POP Launches “The Popcorn Challenge” Initiative Benefitting Ryan Seacrest Foundation, With Live Social Media Kick Off By Lance Bass Ahead Of #GivingTuesday For Annual #SnackGiving Initiative

The Popcorn Challenge: Riverdale’s Hart Denton, Elysee Sanville, Caroline D’Amore, Joel Michaely, Bobby Kennedy III and many more

On November 17th, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop by SNAX-Sational Brands Group hosted the official launch party for The Popcorn Challenge #Snackgiving initiative to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Hotel Ziggy in Los Angeles, raising funds for the Seacrest Studios Children’s Hospital network nationwide. Featured DJ sets by Riverdale star Hart Denton, Caroline D’Amore and Ryan Kenney with brand partner Who Has it?

Ahead of #GivingTuesday, the annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, SNAX-Sational Brands is thrilled to launch its annual #SnackGiving campaign to raise funds for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), this year in the form of the ‘The Popcorn Challenge.’ Focused across social platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, The Popcorn Challenge officially launches today, November 15th, and is aiming to engage users and consumers for an interactive giving initiative. On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, Ryan Seacrest will release his very own video in support of The Popcorn Challenge, as Cookie Pop and Candy Pop continue to challenge followers across social media to engage in the promotion through December 15th, 2022 to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation.

The Challenge: From November 15th to December 15th, specifically, the brand is challenging participants to try and catch as much popcorn in their mouth as possible in 10 seconds. To win, the contestant must post a video attempting the challenge for a chance to win a free case of Candy Pop and Cookie Pop popcorn. The grand winner will receive $1,000 and be chosen at random, and 20 other recipients will win a year of popcorn delivery of their flavor choice from the extensive portfolio of popular brands, plus a Who Has It Holiday VIP Gift Box.  The brand will be picking these 20 lucky winners attempting the tasty task with bonus points to those challenging their friends to take on the feat, for the case delivery!  Even unsuccessful attempts will qualify! SNAX-Sational has also partnered with Who Has It? Unboxing company, as their official The Popcorn Challenge partner. Bobby Kennedy III will once again be producing the video content for this holiday initiative.

Challenge Link: Cookie Pop Candy Pop IG Reels Launch Link

Popcorn Challenge Directions To Enter:

  1. Post a video (stories, reels or static) attempting ‘The Popcorn Challenge’ and tag @cookiepop_candypop and @ryanfoundation between Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th.  
  2. (Invite @cookiepop_candypop to be a collaborator if on IG)
  3. Include hashtags: #snackgiving #snacktogive #popcornchallenge #cookiecandypop #ryanfoundation #givingtuesday
  4. Make sure to use the music “Popcorn Challenge!”

SONG: Custom Song created by Bobby Kennedy III for the challenge is available on Apple Music, IG and TikTok, called “Popcorn Challenge,” and users can share it as they go. 

Visit  www.cookiepopcandypop.com and follow @CookiePop_CandyPop to learn more #SnackGiving 

In 2019, Candy Pop and Cookie Pop unveiled its exciting relationship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Aimed to inspire today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built 11 state-of-the-art broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, in children’s hospitals across the U.S., with three more slated to open within the next calendar year. Their newest additions will open in 2023 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (Memphis, TN) and Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Queens, NY). 

We are excited to team up with SNAX-Sational Brands for another year,” shares Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO for RSF. “Their support is helping us build multiple new Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals, while continuing to bring entertaining and uplifting experiences to patients in our existing 11studios.”

We are so thrilled to launch the Popcorn Challenge in support of the incredible efforts of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Giving back is a continuous mission of SNAX-Sational Brands. We are honored to work with such an incredible nonprofit. We are so excited for this holiday season, kicking off with the Popcorn Challenge initiative.” – Adam Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer, SNAX-Sational Brands Group

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s focus on helping children is such a noble mission. I was extremely excited to team up with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop with RSF again this year on The Popcorn Challenge ahead of Giving Tuesday. Being a father of two young children, the work of Ryan and the RSF team, and their impact on the Children’s Hospital patients, really hit home and what they do is incredible.  Looking forward to our viral campaign bringing them the attention they deserve and creating excitement for the children and their families.” – Bobby Kennedy III, his most recent film – Fear & Loathing in Aspen – is based on the story of Sheriff Hunter S. Thompson and the 1970 election.

Influencer and talent guests in attendance included Ashlee Keating, Anastasia Nova, Bobby Kennedy III, Carson Leuders, Caroline D’Amore, Chloe Adona, Courtney Revolution, Bleach, Bryan Robinson, David Lee, Ryan Kenney, Dorien Wilson, Elissa Kapneck, Elysee Sanville, Fabian Arnold, Hart Denton, Jarry Lee, Jackson Dollinger, Joel Michaely, Julian Lerner, Katja Glieson, Lindsey Shaw, Loreen Hwang, Mckenki Brooke, Reif Harrison, among many others as well as Snax-Sational Brand CMO and resident snack expert, Adam Cohen. The challenge kicked off with Lance Bass, (Instagram linked here: LINK to Lance Bass Social Kick Off),  on social media on November 15th and will continue until December 15th.

Guests at the fete snacked on Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn in all of their popular flavors including OREO®, TWIX®, CHIPS AHOY!®, Butterfinger®, Sour Patch Kids®, Nutter Butter®, Snickers® and M&Ms Minis® to participate in the Inaugural Popcorn Challenge,  along with Special Edition Holiday Popcorn Flavors Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread and Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate  

Attendees also enjoyed specialty cocktails highlighted by Sour Patch Kids and OREO crumble garnishes, and beverages including Star Beer, PassionTree Hard Seltzer, Gancia Sparkling Rose, Caliwater cactus water, NUE vodka and El Cristiano Silver Tequila. Hotel Ziggy served up delicious appetizers such as Mac N Cheese Balls, Fried Chicken Sliders, Beef Sliders, french fries and brick oven pizzas.

Multiple stations and activations welcomed guests, encouraging them to participate in The Popcorn Challenge, from Ziggy’s Backbeat music lounge, Ziggy’s living room, 4th floor recreation lounge, patio and pool area. Oversized popcorn floats and human-filled popcorn balls filled the pool, while 360 booths, popcorn walls, and create your own content stations were at every turn. Who Has It? was on hand to give guests their custom VIP popcorn boxes featuring the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop holiday flavors.

A portion of the proceeds of all retail sales and e-comm sales of all flavors will support the Ryan Seacrest Foundation during the holiday season, benefiting their Seacrest Studios within children’s hospitals across the United States. National retail partner It’Sugar, which features the entire Cookie Pop and Candy Pop flavor portfolio, will also be donating proceeds from the Special Edition Holiday Flavors to the Foundation through December 15th.

The two special seasonal flavors are inspired by signature holiday treats and desserts – Frosting, Gingerbread Cookies, Peppermint Candies and Hot Chocolate. The indulgent combinations of Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, combined with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop’s delicious non-GMO popcorn, makes for the perfect holiday season snack offering to family and friends. AND, it remains guilt-free at only 150 calories per serving. Shop at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com/collections/shop-all 

SNAX-Sational Brands’ premiere power duo Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, continues to be the innovative popcorn snacking leader combining everyone’s favorite things -ready-to-eat popcorn featuring America’s cookie and candy favorites, yielding the perfect, must-have snack creation. The better-for-you-snack is made 100% in the U.S. with non-GMO corn, is low in sodium and only 150 calories per serving. The popular, low-calorie, cookie or candy-coated line was named a “Top 20 Snack” by Buzzfeed and continues to garner attention amongst consumers, media and celebrities, from Cardi B. to Lance Bass to Kevin Hart to Mario Lopez, Foodgod, Giuliana Rancic,  Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Greene and Lucy Hale, among many more.

ABOUT COOKIE POP AND CANDY POP 

SNAX-Sational Brands Group premiere popcorn brands, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, are composed of the popular Cookie Pop and Candy Pop varieties. Since its debut, it has become America’s #1 popcorn brand, featuring flavors such as Cookie Pop with OREO®, Cookie Pop made with CHIPS AHOY!®, Candy Pop made with TWIX®, Candy Pop made with SNICKERS®, Candy Pop made with M&M’s® Minis, Candy Pop made with Peanut M&M’s®, and their latest flavors, Cookie Pop made with NUTTER BUTTER® and Candy Pop made with SOUR PATCH KIDS®, and now their two new proprietary original holiday flavors, Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread. They are the leader in the industry as a sweet & savory pioneer, combining delicious signature candy flavors and cookie coatings with low-sodium, non-GMO corn, at only 150 calories per serving. The combination has become the go-to snacking item at both Hollywood premieres and at-home movie watching. With retail partners such as Walmart, Hy-Vee, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, Food4Less, Five Below, and Stater Bros., the brand continues to debut their latest licensed varieties. Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop #CookiePop #CandyPop on social media for news and updates, and visit the brand’s all new website inclusive of their e-commerce shop online at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com

ABOUT THE RYAN SEACREST FOUNDATION 

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orange County, Philadelphia, Orlando and Washington D.C., with Memphis, TN and Queens, NY opening in 2023.

For more information, visit http://www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org

SNAX-Sational Brands partnered with The Anton Eye to bring this digital marketing platform to life and The Influence to produce the Los Angeles launch event on November 17th and lead the PR Campaign. 

The Anton Eye is a Creative Agency focused on strategic content development. The Anton Eye is a Creative Content Agency specializing in marketing solutions built around high-quality media and a ground-level understanding of our client’s needs and vision. From launching shoestring startups to breathing new life into established brands, or large-scale concepts and productions, our diverse, attentive, and experienced team can tackle any situation, big or small. https://www.theantoneye.com/| @theantoneye

The Influence is a global events, public relations, brand partnership and influencer marketing agency with headquarters in Los Angeles. They are skilled with strategic brand integrations and leveraging these partnerships into turnkey media campaigns and integrating key influencer engagement to garner brand awareness. www.theinfluence.com |@theinfluence

Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop  @RyanFoundation #GivingTuesday #SnackGiving for continued updates and visit: www.snaxsationalbrands.com | www.cookiepopcandypop.com