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Drai’s May Lineup

As summer approaches, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub promises to bring the heat this May. Located on The Cromwell‘s 11th story rooftop, the stage is set for mega-stars Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Big Sean, TI, Nelly and more to host unforgettable full-length Drai’s LIVE concerts. Guests can also enjoy a splash at luxurious Drai’s Beachclub, now open Friday through Sunday, and Drai’s Resort Pool experience from Monday through Thursday starting in May.

The Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub lineup for May is listed below.

Nightclub Lineup

  • Friday, May 6 – TI: Three-time Grammy award winner, TI, has released several highly successful singles including hits such as “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, May 7 – Gucci Mane: Gucci Mane, a frequent Drai’s performer and guaranteed life of the party, recently dropped his new single, “Serial Killers.”
  • Sunday, May 8 – Lloyd: R&B singer Lloyd is most popular for hit single “Lay it Down” and his feature on Young Money‘s hit “Bed Rock.” Lloyd’s performance follows the launch of Drai’s “House Party” a 90’s and early 2000’s themed celebration that will take place once a month until November.
  • Saturday, May 14 – Tory Lanez: Tory Lanez has mesmerized audiences with his “swavey” musical style and has picked up features with ASAP Ferg and G-Eazy along the way. Alone at Prom is the R&B artist’s 6th studio album and the most popular tracks are “Enchanted Waterfall,” “The Color Violet,” and “Lady of Namek.”
  • Sunday, May 15 – Burna Boy: Nigerian rapper and singer Burna Boy has collaborated with popular artists like Pop Smoke and Polo G. Top hits from his latest album Twice as Tall” include “Way too Big” and “23.”
  • Friday, May 20 – Big Sean: Multi-platinum artist Big Sean is best known for smash hits such as “I Don’t F**k with You” and “My Last.” He recently released a new song, in collaboration with famed record R&B Singer Queen Naija, entitled “Hate Our Love.” The artist recently headlined at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  • Saturday, May 21 – Gucci Mane
  • Sunday, May 22 – DJ Franzen: Drai’s resident and legendary DJ and producer DJ Franzen is known for creating an incredible party atmosphere.
  • Friday, May 27 – Meek Mill: As one of the hottest live performers, Mill’s popular new hits include “Hot” and “Sharing Locations” from his recent album Expensive Pain to crowd favorites like, “Dreams and Nightmares.”
  • Saturday, May 28 – Lil Wayne: Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is popular for hits like “A Milli” and “6 Foot 7 Foot.” His album, Funeral, debuted no. 1 on the 2020 Billboard Charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album.

Beachclub

  • Friday, May 6 – Cyberkid: DJ Cyberkid is a crowd favorite in the Las Vegas club scene with over two decades of experience.
  • Saturday, May 7 – TI
  • Sunday, May 8 – Maria Romano: Maria Romano is a Las Vegas favorite DJ.
  • Friday, May 13 – Maria Romano
  • Sunday, May 15 – Nelly
  • Friday, May 20 – Maria Romano
  • Saturday, May 21 – Big Sean
  • Sunday, May 22 – Baddies Only: DJ Baddies Only brings stimulating energy to his music alongside his very own beautiful baddies. He aims to create the most entertaining party atmosphere ever.
  • Friday, May 27 – DJ Vision: From DJing house parties to elevating nightlife at clubs, DJ vision will perform an epic set at Drai’s Beachclub. He has been a DJ for artists like YG.
  • Saturday, May 28 – Meek Mill
  • Sunday, May 29 – Lil Wayne
  • Monday, May 30 – Maria Romano
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Shenseea × 21 Savage

Shenseea released the official music video for her hit track: “R U That” featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Directed as a casting call, Shenseea is seen in vignettes of themed rooms auditioning men while in head-to-toe jewel-toned looks. “R U That” is currently on radio rotation at the #25 spot on mainstream R&B/Hip Hop and appears on Shenseea’s album ALPHA—which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae album charts. To watch the video, click HERE

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond including her most recent collaborators Megan Thee Stallion and 21 Savage. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple‘s “Up Next” artist, MTV‘s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio‘s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy-nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and played her first-ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With her talents in songwriting, performing and directing, Shenseea is set to be one of the year’s breakout acts to watch.

About Shenseea

Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rick Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. While at work on her debut album, Shenseea has been feeding her fans with one-off singles like Bad Habit, Good Comfort, Sidechick Song and more, racking millions of plays across DSPs and Youtube.

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Tanisha Scott × Lizzo

World-renowned creative director/choreographer Tanisha Scott (Rihanna, Drake) makes a very special guest appearance on Amazon Prime’s anxiously awaited new series, LIzzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, set to premiere April 14th. She teams up with legend and host Lizzo in order to uncover the best and brightest new dancers for her upcoming tour. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a new unscripted series following global superstar and icon Lizzo, who is on the hunt for confident, bad-ass women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls and join her world tour. With 10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage. In this search for dynamic dancers, Lizzo leans on Scott as well as fellow legendary choreographers and O.G. Big Grrrls Chawnta’ Marie Van, Shirlene Quigley, and Grace Holden, as well as several special guests, including choreographer Charm La’Donna, body movement expert Rashida KhanBey Miller, and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter SZA. In addition to appearing in the series, Lizzo will also serve as executive producer alongside Makiah Green, Kevin Beisler, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam, Myiea Coy, Kimberly Goodman and Glenda Cox. The series is directed by Nneka Onuorah and produced by Amazon Studios, Bunim-Murray Productions and Lizzo’s production company, Lizzo Bangers. Stay tuned for more and to also see how Scott expands her influence yet again in the upcoming season of the series Legendary on HBO Max.

About Tanisha Scott 

Like culture itself, Scott continues to evolve over time. She has remained not only relevant but at the forefront of the industry, with recent clients including, H.E.R., Bryson Tiller, SZA, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Da Baby and Juice WRLD. She has been named by Billboard Magazine and Italian Vogue as one of the top 30 under 30 artists in the entertainment industry and has earned multiple MTV and Billboard Music awards and nominations. Scott’s work has been featured in various award-winning videos, including Rihanna’s “Found Love,” Cardi B’s “Money” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”—which won the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, the 2019 VMA for “Best Hip Hop Video” and the 2020 Grammy award for “Best Music Video,” respectively. Tanisha Scott has evolved from a dancer and choreographer to an innovation-leading and industry-crossing creative director, movement coach, and artist developer. As for what’s next, Scott aspires to take her talents to Broadway. Like her idol, Debbie Allen, Scott aims to leave a legacy of innovation and storytelling through the universal language of movement and dance.

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ELLE Canada Spring Edition

KO Média is excited to unveil the Spring issue of ELLE Decoration Canada featuring the home of interior designer Arianna De Gasperis, who set out to capture the spirit of New York’s West Village within the calm environment of a Victorian-style property in Jersey City. “Once we got inside, the original staircase that was straight out of another era completely won me over,” says the Toronto-based designer and founder of And Studio. The home took nine long months to renovate, but De Gasperis insists the attention to detail was worth it. “Speeding things up can result in regret. Taming a space, and really taking the time to bring together all the elements that make sense to form a cohesive vision, is an essential part of the process.”

This edition is all about reimagining spaces. Architecture and design firm Campos Studio helps a family of five create a feeling of greater openness while preserving the historic charm of their Vancouver home. The duo behind Warren Garrett play with avant-garde accents to make the new Montreal residence of the Consul General of Belgium a space suitable both for welcoming distinguished guests and daily family life. The team at La Shed converts a Montreal Mile-End duplex into a single-family home that allows three retirees to live together while maintaining their privacy. Content creator Claude-Alicia Guérin-Roy, of the Conscience Coupable platform, shares the inspiration behind her daughter’s fairy-tale nursery.

They sat down with Los Angeles-based Canadian creative director Willo Perron to talk about his new line of custom furniture (his Pillo couch is arguably the ultimate place for a nap) and designing spaces for the likes of Rihanna and Jay-Z. French artisan and artist Helios Nasal introduced them to lime, a traditional material that offers a sustainable alternative to acrylic and latex. And Alberta entrepreneur Treana Peake inspired them to consume differently thanks to Obakki, a brand and philanthropic foundation built around real partnerships with local craftspeople.

In an attempt to discern what makes the perfect couch, they turn to three experts: Thien Ta Trung of Montreal’s Élément de Base boutique, Tim Zyto of Montauk Sofa, and Mjölk co-founder John Baker. In Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Workshops continue to make waves in the international design scene with the release of their latest collection; and an outward-looking design by Toronto-based architect Omar Gandhi makes panoramic coastal views the focal point of a Nova Scotia home.

For those seeking an escape, this issue proposes four not-so-humble abodes that capture the flavor of local life in the Bahamas, Portugal, Sweden and Puglia, Italy. Or, to keep things closer to home, we offer a roundup of candles with scents that can send you on a journey from the flower markets of Sri Lanka to the trails of Cootes Paradise along Lake Ontario.

The Spring issue of ELLE Decoration Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on April 18, 2022

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Drai’s April Lineup

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub at The Cromwell has revealed a star-studded April lineup, which includes full-length Drai’s LIVE performances by top artists French Montana, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, TI, Juicy J, Nelly and more. April will also bring Meek Mill‘s first Drai’s Las Vegas performance of his new residency. Artists including Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby and Rick Ross join a jam-packed entertainment roster at Drai’s Beachclub. In addition, as the Las Vegas Strip prepares to host the GRAMMYs and the Draft for the first time, Drai’s has expanded their schedule, with the Nightclub once again hosting performances every Sunday night and Drai’s Beachclub now open weekends Friday through Sunday and set to open daily starting in May. 

Throughout April, Drai’s Beachclub will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Drai’s Nightclub will be open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Friday through Sunday.

About the Artists

DaBaby: The BET and Billboard Music Award-winning artist is known for “Rockstar” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists. His most recent collab album with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Better Than You, features hits like “On This Line” and “Neighborhood Superstar.”

French Montana: Montana released his fourth studio album, They Got Amnesia, featuring collaborations with music superstars Doja Cat, Lil Durk, Pop Smoke and more. He has earned BET Awards for “Pop That” and his collaboration on “All the Way Up” with Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Infrared.

Meek Mill: As one of the hottest live performers, Mill’s popular new hits include, “Hot” and “Sharing Locations,” from his recent album Expensive Pain to crowd favorites like, “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Juicy J: In 2021, the rapper and producer released an extended version of his popular album, The Hustle Continues, entitled The Hustle Still Continues” featuring collaborations with big-name artists such as 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and more.

TI: The three-time Grammy award winner has released several highly successful singles including hits such as “Whatever You Like” and “Live your life” featuring Rihanna. He has also collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists such as Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Wiz Khalifa: A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist, Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”

Nelly: Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, rap veteran Nelly has sold over 21 million albums in the United States. 

Lil Baby: The artist has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album, My Turn, won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Rick Ross: The Grammy-nominated rapper and record executive’s most recent album, Richer Than I Ever Been, dropped on, Dec 10, 2021. Two of the album’s most popular tracks are “Rapper Estates” and “Outlawz.”

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New Atzaro Hotel Menu

Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel and Spa has opened for the 2022 season with some exciting new food news for global gourmands. This year they have teamed up with British chef and food consultant James Adams to create a new concept for the hotel’s restaurants.  

James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, devising the menus and farm planting at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, and menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

Adams said, “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Atzaró Group on the new food concepts—the new food is all about abundance, organic ingredients, Atzaró farm-grown fresh produce, simplicity and taste—delicious farm-to-fork Mediterranean dishes made with healthy and natural ingredients grown right here in the estate’s vegetable garden–Atzaró on a plate.” 

Popular with island residents, visitors and hotel guests, Atzaro‘s garden-farmed terrace and finca restaurant, ‘La Veranda’, is situated at the heart of the hotel, with an outdoor terrace beneath a vine-strewn pergola. Fragrant jasmine, olive trees, bougainvillea and nearby pomegranate trees frame views to manicured lawns, pools, the valley, and mountains beyond. You may also see the occasional friendly peacock making an appearance. Atzaró‘s second restaurant, ‘The Orange Tree’, opens between July and September, and can be found in a beautiful grand courtyard beneath palm trees and a pergola twinkling with lights, the perfect setting for a romantic al fresco dinner under the stars.

On the new menu

For starters and salads try a creamy mozzarella salad with sweet Atzaró oranges and black olives, fried ricotta stuffed courgette flowers from the vegetable garden with local honey or a tangy tomato salad with anchovies and capers.  For a seafood option, diners can enjoy locally caught clams with slow-cooked fennel and saffron alioli or for a bit of heat go for the grilled squid with chili and rocket salad.  Vegans will love the simplicity of the plant-based avocado salad with butterleaf lettuce and honey mustard dressing.  

For mains try the spinach and ricotta gnocchi with tomato and green olive tapenade or the monkfish on rosemary skewers with courgette and pine nut salad with chili mint dressing.  Meat options on the menu include slow-cooked lamb leg with apricots, saffron potatoes and leeks or the grilled beef filet with Harissa, Chimichurri, and slow-cooked cabbage.       

Desserts this year have a whole new homemade appeal and include a delicious burnt lemon tart with pistachio ice-cream, warm almond and pear tart with Zabaglione ice cream, a very special champagne jelly with strawberries and cream or the hotel’s signature sweet Atzaró orange cake made with  fresh clementines, saville, and navel oranges grown in the farm with creme fraiche and Atzaró’s own home-made marmalade. 

Food trends for 2022 are more than ever about seasonal, local produce grown on the land using sustainable methods.  Guests want to be at one with nature during their stay and to see where the food on the menu comes from. Atzaró is one of the new-generation of five star rural garden hotels who embrace this philosophy as part of their natural heritage as a former working orange farm. Take a wander along the walkways in the vast Atzaró Vegetable Garden and see 3 hectares beds bursting with herbs, vegetables and fruit trees grown with bio-dynamic farming methods. The land is farmed organically, watered by the estate’s natural well and harvested daily by the garden’s team to ensure the produce is as fresh as it possibly can be.

About Atzaro

Atzaro is 13-hectare estate of orange groves, tropical palms, manicured Mediterranean gardens, and an abundant three-hectare organic vegetable garden.  The site of a 300-year-old finca (originally a working orange farm), the hotel launched in 2004 to rapturous acclaim and since then has become a firm favourite of visitors including Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Shakira, Chiara Ferragni and the Fendi family amongst others. In recent years, the hotel has completely redefined the luxury Agroturismo heritage hotel category with its high level of service, quality, signature pared-back style, and lavish gardens so that guests can immerse themselves in a 360-degree nature-connected sustainable hotel stay.

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SHENSEEA – ALPHA

WATCH SHENSEEA’S DAZZLING DEBUT LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCE OF ALBUM TRACK “DESERVE IT” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! — HERE.

Rising global artist Shenseea, has released her debut album, ALPHA (Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records). A genre spanning album anchored in dancehall, hip hop, and pop, the album spotlights the Jamaican artist’s songwriting prowess and ear for insatiable melodies and hooks. The project features superstar production from Rvssian (her longtime collaborator and Rich Immigrants founder), Scott Storch and London On Da Track. Opening with the sultry track “Target,” Shenseea takes us on a journey of female empowering tracks like “Deserve It” “Lick” and dancehall anthems in “Henkel Glue” with Jamaican legend Beenie Man, while soulful anthems in “Body Count” and “Sun Comes Up” spotlight Shenseea’s vocal chops. Rounding out the project are special guest features like Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Offset, Sean Paul and Tyga. Listen to the album available now HERE.

Listen to the album HERE.

Watch HERE.

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s brightest dancehall acts cosigned by some of music’s biggest luminaries including Cardi B, Rihanna, Ye, Christina Aguilera, Drake and beyond. She broke through the scene with her viral single “Loodi” feat. Vybez Kartel; the following year, Shenseea toured Europe with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. In 2019, Shenseea signed with Interscope Records (under Rich Immigrants Records) and released her first label single “Blessed” featuring Tyga (now with over 57M views on Youtube). The track which came with a music video was praised by the likes of Hypebeast, FADER, PAPER Magazine, VIBE and more; it quickly racked up over 1,000,000 views overnight. The road towards ALPHA has been a legendary one for Shenseea who has been crowned Apple’s “Up Next” artist, MTV’s “Push” artist as well as iHeart Radio’s “On The Verge” artist. In 2021, she was tapped by Kanye West to add her rap and vocal stylings to two different songs on the now Grammy nominated DONDA (“Ok Ok Pt 2” and “Pure Souls”) and playing her first ever U.S. festival with Rolling Loud Miami and New York. With a Billboard “Up Next” title under her belt and “rising” profile by the FADER, New York Times, The Guardian and more, Shenseea is rapidly proving that she is a true artist to watch on an international scale.

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LAROPA × THE BLOND

Rihanna, Jay Z, Jake Paul, Erika Jayne, Playboi Carti, Gunna and other celebrities share one thing: they all wear LaRopa. The irreverent cult brand has created a sensation for its thousand-dollar denim suits, $300 hats, and bedazzled, sewn-in-America shirts that say, “P*SSY BUILDS STRONG BONES.” Aristotle Sanchez and Jimbo Williams founded the brand while they were homeless on the street. Without a cent of investment money, they made LaRopa one of the most popular new brands in the U.S. Currently, they operate stores in downtown LA, Melrose, and New York.

Yesterday, they hosted an exclusive party at The Blond on 11 Howard Street in NYC.  One of New York’s prestigious venues located in Lower Manhattan. Nestled inside the 11 Howard Hotel, it is reminiscent of Los Angeles Sky Bar. The entrance is subtle but lavish with a healthy set of stairs that leads into a dimly lit bar. We were here in celebration of LaRopa’s expansion. Music is a blend of the past, the present and perhaps the future. The staff was courteous and professional, especially the bartender, promoters and bouncers. Remember, the crowd is young and elegant. Do not waste your time if you do not belong to the culture of clandestine clubs and on a list. Bottle service is probably your best course of action. All in all, this is definitely a mood. And, after a crowded night at this spot, you’ll feel like the pandemic never happened.

Official site HERE.

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Sam Nelson Harris × Villa Creek Cellars

X Ambassadors’ lead singer/songwriter Sam Nelson Harris will be performing an intimate set at Villa Creek Cellars | MAHA Estate in Paso Robles, CA on May 14, 2022.  Produced by 88 Vines Entertainment and sponsored by FlyWithWine, the early evening event will include a live acoustic performance by Harris, a wine reception, an artist meet and greet, and farm-to-table supper with celebrated chef Clark Staub of Full of Life Flatbread. Tickets for the new date will be on sale February 28th HERE and HERE.

This special event will take place rain or shine at the winery tasting room and the beautiful garden area surrounded by vineyards. Transportation to the event from downtown Paso Robles will be available, as will valet parking at the winery. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MUST! Charities.

About Sam Nelson Harris

Sam Nelson Harris is the lead singer/songwriter for multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors who made their full-length debut with VHS, a 2015 release that saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn-indie-scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. Now certified platinum, VHS provided an intimate look at Harris and his brother Casey Harris’s youth, delivering the genre-defying hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades” and leading to a three-year global touring odyssey as well as a string of high-profile festival performances. VHS was followed by X Ambassadors’ 2019 sophomore album ORION, which they supported with an extensive headline tour of the U.S.  New songs “Adrenaline,” “Okay,” and “My Own Monster,” from their recently released third studio album, The Beautiful Liar, marked the start of a compelling new lyrical direction for X Ambassadors and is the first new music from the band since their hyper-creative multi-part project (Eg). A three-song effort released in early 2021, (Eg) found the band collaborating with a series of similarly forward-thinking artists, including Earl St. Clair, Terrell Hines, and Jensen McRae. The (Eg) project was a natural progression for the highly collaborative band, whose output includes producing and writing for global superstars like Rihanna and working extensively with Lizzo on her massively successful 2019 album Cuz I Love You (including co-writing and producing tracks like “Jerome,” winner of Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards).

About Villa Creek Winery/MAHA Estate

Villa Creek Winery was founded by Cris and JoAnn Cherry in 2001 and has since played an important role in the growth of the Paso Robles wine industry. They are a leader in organic and regenerative farming and are passionate about presenting wines that are a genuine reflection of the vineyards they represent. Their estate vineyard and namesake wine brand, MAHA, is comprised of the best barrels from their organic and biodynamic vineyard, while Villa Creek Wines represent Paso Robles best west side organically farmed vineyards. Their newest brand, Cherry House, brings wine made with organic grapes with a more approachable price point to the wholesale market.

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TOP STORIES – FEBRUARY

2022 has proven to be nothing short of eventful with only one month under its belt. Below, we discuss and highlight the leading news stories for the month of love, February.

Rihanna pregnant with first baby

Esteemed musical artist, fashion and business icon Rihanna is expecting her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. She debuted her baby bump for the first time while out in New York City – you’ve seen the photos; Rihanna looking effervescent in a long, pink jacket strolling through the streets of Harlem.

Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’

The announcement of Whoopi Goldberg’s suspension from ‘The View’ came the evening of Tuesday February 1 following her stating that the Holocaust was “not about race.” She argued that both the Nazis and Jews were white on the programming, later apologizing for these comments.

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, was invited to the show on Tuesday where he told Whoopi, “There’s no question that the Holocaust was about race. Literally, the first page of ‘Maus,’ the book you were talking about yesterday, Whoopi, opens with a quote from Hitler, and literally it says, ‘The Jews undoubtedly are a race, but they are not human.’ Hitler’s ideology was predicated on the idea that … the Jews were a subhuman race. It was a racialized anti-Semitism.”

Whoopi extended her apologies, stating, “So yesterday on our show, I misspoke… “I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race, and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man — but it is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race.”

She continued, “Words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people.”

US to deploy troops amidst Russia/Ukraine conflict

February 2, the Pentagon announced that United States President Joe Biden authorized the deployment of 3,000 US troops to Poland, Germany, and Romania. This repositioning of US military persons comes from the suspicion of a potential invasion of Ukraine initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This skepticism comes from the growing presence of Russian military near the borders. Which has caught the attention of Ukraine and fellow NATO allies. A total of 3,000 troops will be moved, with 2,000 leaving directly from the US and 1,000 troops already in Germany planning to relocate to Romania.

Pam & Tommy premieres

The long-awaited Hulu series Pam & Tommy premiered on February 2. The series follows the infamous love story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, portrayed by Lily James and Sebastian Stan. The couple inadvertently went viral when their stolen 1995 confidential sex tape was posted online.

Pamela has voiced her disapproval of Pam & Tommy, while Tommy has been in support of the new show. An insider communicated that the robbed home video devastates Pamela and is a topic she does not wish to be rehashed.

The insider stated, “It was a violation having this tape taken. This was a very traumatic time in her life. And it’s shocking that they are recreating it.” They continued, referencing Pamela when saying, “apparently doesn’t deserve privacy because she’s a sex symbol. It’s a sad reflection of how far we’ve not come as a society. Where are the apologies owed to Pam?

Tommy talked about the portrayal of their history, stating, “I think a lot of people would think that it’s one thing, but it’s really about privacy and how things got crazy then and there’s different laws now.” He continued, “It’s a cool story and people need to know. It’s cool. I’m stoked.

Satellite images depict increasing Russian military presence in Belarus

Amidst the growing suspicion of a potential Russian military invasion into Ukraine, new satellite images from February 5 show an increase in intensity in Russian military sites in locations like Belarus. The images are assumed to be connected to combined efforts with Russian and Belarusian exercises.

Although these images may add to the rising awareness of Ukraine and NATO allies, further imaging also depicts camps being set up closer to Ukraine’s borders, far away from where the Russian/Belarus practices are set up.

Euphoria renewed for season 3

As the dramatic second season of the blockbuster HBO series Euphoria continues to air throughout the course of February, the show has been confirmed for a third season. As one of the most encapsulating series airing modern day, there was no question as to if the series would come back for a third series, but nonetheless this announcement gives us that reassurance we all were anticipating!

Peloton enlists new CEO and removes 2,800 jobs

Popular fitness company Peloton announced the removal of their former CEO John Foley for his replacement Barry McCarthy. McCarthy has worked for the likes of Spotify and Netflix as the brands chief financial officers, now taking on the title of CEO and president of Peloton on Wednesday February 9.

Peloton, too, announced their elimination of around 2,800 employees amidst new brand operation plans. Further projects include the limitation of warehouses that the brand owns and making the switch to broadening delivery arrangements with more third-party sources. All these changes come to amass a whopping $800 million saving in annual expenses.

The company also announced that their official first factory in the United States is almost ready to open in Ohio. The production of the factory, like the other changes to the company, aims to lessen costs and save around $60 million for Peloton.

12-year-old Black swimmer almost excluded from swim meet after wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ swimsuit

A 12-year-old Black swimmer was nearly disqualified from a Wisconsin swim meet for wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ swimsuit. The Duluth Area Family YMCA, who was in sponsor of the February 6 meet, stated an independent volunteer official tried to ban the student from the meet, asserting that the suit went in opposition to a USA Swimming rule that bans political language.

Sarah Lyons, mother of Leidy, argued that her daughter wore the suit to show her unwavering support for the Black Lives Matter movement, as it is in an important cause to her. Lyons stated, “She is very passionate about social justice. She has been through a lot already at a young age. It’s a big part of her, which I think is wild at 12,” she told CNN affiliate KBJR.

The YMCA overrode the threat from the official to exclude Leidy from the swim meet. They further issued a statement that read, “The Duluth Area Family YMCA is committed to being an anti-racist organization and stands with BIPOC communities throughout the Northland and throughout our country. We know that Black Lives Matter and we will continue to work to educate ourselves, to stand against inequality, and to strive to be active allies in the ongoing fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Book bans swarm US school libraries

The United States has reportedly seen a rise in the number of book bans, increasing from the end of 2021 to mid-February. Differing book bans in various places across the nation have been argued due to the contents of such books. Often, the books under fire contain some type of content relating to topics including race, gender and sexuality.

Local school boards and librarians have faced scrutiny and potential criminal charges from concerned parents. Bills in states such as Oklahoma have been created to outlaw public school libraries from housing books that had subject matter surrounding sexual activity/identity or gender identity. Another instance that had the nation, and Whoopi Goldberg, talking followed the exclusion of the ‘Maus’ from an eighth-grade module as voted on by the McMinn County Board of Education. The removal of the crucial Holocaust novel came due to “nudity and curse words.”

These book bans have been rather controversial due to the US’ protection of free speech under the first amendment. While conservative activists have been pushing for the restriction of books that delve into the US’ history of slavery and racial oppression, liberal activists have urged against books that may contain racist or insensitive material.

NYFW captivates NYC

New York Fashion Week commenced on Friday February in New York, New York. The week full of fashion commenced on February 11 and closes on February 16. An array of designers showcased at the shows in February, all elevating the world of fashion as we know it.

Shooting following Justin Bieber concert in LA

Saturday February 12, a shooting broke out at an afterparty following a Justin Bieber concert apart of the “Homecoming Weekend.” The shooting occurred on the outside of Beverly Grove restaurant. Police are still searching for the gunman who put at least four men in the hospital. Rapper Kodak Black was reported to be among the injured from the shooting.

Super Bowl LVI

February 13 at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, the hometown Los Angeles Rams triumphed over the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar all performed during the halftime show.

Bitcoin surpasses tech stocks by an average 12%

Though Bitcoin has suffering throughout the course of 2022, a substantial turnaround has been observed. Data in accordance with Finbold shows that as of February 13, Bitcoin outperformed leading tech stocks by an average return on investment (ROI) of 12.24%. Bitcoin surpassed six of the upper tech stocks, even including Amazon.

Sarah Palin x The New York Times defamation trial comes to an end

February 15 a Manhattan jury in the widespread Sarah Palin defamation trial against the Times ruled against the former Alaskan governor. This decision came following the judge’s decision to dismiss the suit on February 14. His reasoning stemmed from the fact that he believed that there was not enough suitable evidence to prove that the Times’ 2017 editorial in question defamed Palin.

Scientists may have a potential HIV cure

A New York woman may have been cured from HIV following an intensive stem cell treatment process. The treatment entails that patients must have a terminal cancer or condition that allows them to receive the full procedure.

While involving the use a radiation, the aim of the stem cell treatment is to replace the existing immune system with a new HIV resistant stem cells. This procedure has been proven effective in a total of three men, and a potential other two women.

Jasmine Kennedie Comes Out As Trans

Jasmine Kennedie, a contender on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14, recently came out as trans on Untucked. Untucked is a companion show to Drag Race, where you get to see the competitors after they’ve received critiques from the judges and before the two queens to be eliminated are announced. The queens will discuss their performance, and whether or not they think they will stay within the competition, among other things.

During episode seven of the series, in a tear felt confession, Jasmine Kennedie says that she was going to begin hormones before entering the competition, and after seeing fellow trans contestant Kerri Colby, she felt the need to come out.

Russia-Ukraine Offensive

Russian leaders announced that they have approved a full-scale attack on Ukraine, after Putin announced that the neighboring country poses a threat to them. Putin believes there is aggression near the country’s border. Russia’s embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, has been cleared out. Putin delivered a fiery speech in which he declared that Ukraine had no right to exist, most likely based on the fact that the country gained its independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Russian troops are continuously added to the country’s border, and The Pentagon has stated that the attacks might occur at any time.

Ukraine President Volodomir Zelenskyy stated that Russia has no reason to believe Ukraine poses any threat to them, and asked for a call to Putin, which was denied. Ukraine has now issued a State of Emergency and is preparing for the invasion. Many national leaders are deeming invasion imminent. Sanctions have been placed on several Kremlin officials as a warning. Vice President Kamala Harris stated the US response to Russia would be “swift, severe, and united.”

New South Park Episode

South Park is releasing their newest episode, “BACK TO THE COLD WAR,” at 8 PM ET on March 2nd via Comedy Central. In the episode, a lot is riding on Butter’s ability to crush the competition in the all-important dressage championship. 

All-New Season Episodes will be Available to Stream in HD HERE and HERE, and the Comedy Central App post-premiere.  Comedy Central’s South Park the series launched on August 13, 1997, and is based on the VHS-shared, animated short entitled “The Spirit of Christmas.” Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning show.  Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Christopher Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios.

Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse

For movie lovers, an elegant theater is tucked away in Lower Manhattan. We went for a private preview held by Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse for signature cocktails, hip treats and typographic activation. The highly anticipated Liberty Street is the third location of the New York metropolitan area.

With 36 locations throughout the country, it was established in 1997 by the contractor and producer Time League. The home to both blockbuster and classic films, featuring a dine-in American cinema with seat-side service.

Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse inside 360 magazine.
Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse inside 360 magazine.
Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse inside 360 magazine.
Press Room Bar and Alamo Drafthouse inside 360 magazine.