MasterChef Season 6 runner up Derrick Fox crushes the Dinner on Ice pop-up presented by Capital One with performance by US Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist Sierra Mercier.
Guests enjoyed a skate-up oyster bar, 3-course meal and cocktails from Ammunition Wines, American Born Whiskey, Dulce Vida Tequila and Stella Rosa Prosecco.
Floral arrangements were provided by Petaloom and music by KCRW’s Dan Wilcox. Chef Derrick announced his new residency starting today at Ma’Kai Santa Monica.
Photos by Adam Episcopo
GRAMMY- NOMINATED SINGER AND ACTRESS ANTONIQUE SMITH TO PERFORM ON “FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK – December 28th 2017 – Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter, actress and activist Antonique Smith will perform on FOX’s “New Years’s Eve with Steve Harvey : Live from Times Square durring the 11pm hour of the program on Sunday, December 31st.
Previously announced performers include Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Andra Day, Macklemore Featuring Skylar Grey, Flo Rida, Zac Brown Band and Neil Diamond!
ABOUT ANTONIQUE SMITH:
Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role
in the blockbuster film, “Notorious“, as well as her leading role in the Broadway musical, “RENT“. In 2015, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category and later that year released her buzzworthy EP “Love Is Everything”. Antonique has been seen in numerous film and television roles including the Queen Latifah executive produced, 2017 Netflix film, “Deuces” and she had a recurring role in the hit FOX drama-series, “Shots Fired“, Executive Produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire’s executive producer, Brian Grazer. Having been on a 20 city “Act On Climate” tour with the Hip Hop Caucus and also singing for the Pope’s climate rally for over 100,000 people on the National Mall in D.C., Antonique is a serious advocate for climate justice and human rights.
For more information, please visit www.antonique.com
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“Love Is Everything” EP
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The Inaugural 2017 King Salman World Open and Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships
Full of surprises after day 1 rounds
The inaugural King Salman World Open and Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships have begun, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the first time in history, with Chinese classical chess champion Ju Wenjun achieving a perfect opening score. Meanwhile the World Number One, Magnus Carlsen, got off to a less than ideal start. Surely, he will look to improve on his game today.
The event, running until 30th December, marks an important advance in Saudi Arabia’s mission to become a sporting hub capital and provides a refreshing inclusion of women in such high profile public events.
The event has attracted attract more than 200 players from all over the world, providing aspirational role models for players in the region and sees famed male and female chess players compete on the World stage for a chance to prove their strategic prowess against some of the highest IQs in the world.
Content now available:
26th December, 12pm: Opening Ceremony Web Film
27th December, 2pm: Opening ceremony event, key highlights, GVs Rapid Rounds 1-5; IV Magnus Carlsen; IV Georgios Makropoulos, Acting President of FIDE; IV Kosai Al-Fawaz, Investment & Marketing Advisor to the President of the General Authority for Sport His Excellency Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh
Additional content coming:
29th December, 10am: IVs Rapid Round Winners; GVs Rapid Rounds 6-15; GVs Award Ceremony
31st December, 10am: IVs Blitz Round Winners; GVs Blitz Rounds; GVs Award Ceremony; GVs Closing Ceremony
Culture Editor Tom Wilmer visits with child star in film classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Back in 1946 six year-old Jimmy Hawkins played the role of Tommy in It’s a Wonderful Life. Decades later the film was voted the most inspirational movie of all time by the American Film Institute.
When It’s a Wonderful Life hit silver screen for Christmas season in 1946, it was a box-office flop and lost more than $500,000 even though it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. At the time, producer Frank Capra did not think of his movie as a Christmas-themed story. The association gained momentum over the years.
I recently visited with Jimmy Hawkins and he recalled his role as Tommy, insights about Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and other cast members. His recollections were as vivid and fresh as if the movie was filmed a year ago, rather than 71 years ago.
Hawkins also talks about his subsequent roles as a teen heartthrob on the Donna Reed Show and other television series.
He starred in the first Elvis movie, Girl Happy, and subsequently worked as a Hollywood producer. During the course of his career, Hawkins starred in or produced more than 500 movies and television shows.
Hawkins also shares the secret of the belated success and cult-like love of It’s a Wonderful Life that didn’t take off until the 1970’s when someone forgot to renew the copyright.
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FATBOY SLIM ANNOUNCES REMIX EP
FATBOY SLIM VS AUSTRALIA
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON DECEMBER 29
Single “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix) Video Out Now
Remix EP Set For Release On January 19 Via Astralwerks
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Listen to “Praise You” Here:
Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia,and today reveals his first face off with one of Australia’s finest electronic acts The Kite String Tangle, taking on the 1999 #1 hit “Praise You.” Fatboy Slim vs Australia is set for release on January 19 and will be available for pre-order on December 29 via Astralwerks. Watch the video for single “Praise You” HERE.
Fresh off releasing his debut album, ARIA-nominated album, Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle brings his electronic prowess to the table on this mix; taking on the bones of the track and adding his own beats and samples. The sonic architect’s intricate beat-making build to the anthemic hook, propelling the track into a realm of its own. The results are a dance driven, punchy remix, refreshing the #1 dance hit for a new generation of listeners.
Danny Harley said “Fatboy Slim is an untouchable artist and “Praise You” is one of his seminal works. I really can’t imagine the current music landscape without this artist or this song and so to get to put my own touch on it was a humbling experience.”
Alongside TKST, other artists to feature on the release include Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (also a 2017 ARIA award winner as a member of PNAU), Carmada and LO’99, each tackling hits like “Weapon of Choice” and “Right Here, Right Now”from the GRAMMY Award winning artist.
Reg Mombassa, of Mental As Anything and Mambo fame, has created a uniquely Aussie album art to accompany the release.
With the 20-year anniversary of critically acclaimed album “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby” coming in 2018, this re-work of his most popular hits comes at the perfect time, giving Fatboy Slim fans new and old a chance to enjoy the tracks that made him a household name.
Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released worldwide on January 19th through Astralwerks, coinciding with Fatboy’s run of festival headline dates around Australia with Electric Gardens.
Fatboy Slim vs Australia Tracklist:
1. “Praise You” (The Kite String Tangle Remix)
2. “Sunset [Bird of Prey]” (The Aston Shuffle Remix)
3. “Star 69” (Lo’99 Remix)
4. “The Rockafeller Skank” (Sam La More Remix)
5. “Weapon Of Choice” (Set Mo Remix)
6. “Right Here, Right Now” (Carmada Remix)
DJ SNAKE RELEASES REMIXES BY DEVAULT AND HENRY FONG FOR SINGLE “A DIFFERENT WAY” FEAT LAUV TODAY
“A Different Way” (Devault remix) HERE
Capping off his year of stellar remixes,Devault is a 21 one year old electronic musician stemming from Southern California. Known for his dark, midtempo sound, Devault quickly became one the hottest tickets in 2017.
“A Different Way” (Henry Fong remix) HERE
When he isn’t igniting dancefloors around the world with his flying dreadlocks, signature island-flavored electro tracks, and expertly crafted sets, Henry Fong can either be found in his studio or at the beach, likely surfing. This is the second DJ Snake track in Henry’s long list of remixes, which also features Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Skrillex, Zedd, Dillon Francis, R3hab, and many more.
Watch the video for “A Different Way” that has amassed over 30 million views, directed by Colin TilleyHERE.
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Outdoorsy Expands to Canada – Bringing the RV Sharing Economy to Millions of Canadians
JUSTINE SKYE PREMIERES
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DON’T THINK ABOUT IT”
DEBUT ALBUM ULTRAVIOLET OUT JANUARY 19, 2018
Helmed by renowned director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson and Life Garland, the clip evokes classic nineties hip-hop and R&B videos with its impressive dance choreography and futuristic visual sensibility. “Don’t Think About It” is shaping up to be a signature hit for the songstress. It’s quickly nearing 1 million Spotify streams and simultaneously heating up at radio.
It also sets the stage for the release of her highly anticipated full-length debut, ULTRAVIOLET [Roc Nation/Republic Records]—arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018.
JUSTINE SKYE has been quietly and diligently inching towards the top of pop since 2014. Her 2016 EP 8 Ounces (executive produced by The Dream) earned praise from the likes of Billboard, The Fader, Genius, and more as Wonderland Magazine proclaimed her a “musical prodigy on the rise.” Her sphere of influence dramatically expanded yet again in 2017 as she became an ambassador for Puma, was featured in Forbes’ highly coveted “30 under 30” list and landed her first lead in a feature film, the indie coming-of-age drama GREEN DOLPHIN.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
FEIST RELEASES PLEASURES: THE MEALS OF AN ALBUM, DECEMBER 11
Cookbook Chronicles Communal Meals While Recording Latest Release
Proceeds to Benefit Food Security Programs
Feist announces the December 11 release of Pleasures: The Meals Of An Album, a cookbook companion to her latest studio album, Pleasure. Written jointly by Adrienne Amato – chef at Pleasure’s recording session – and Leslie Feist. The Meals Of An Album is summed as “11 days in the studio and over 40 recipes” and contains vegetarian recipes organized on a song-by-song, day-by-day basis of what Amato made while the band was recording.
The 122-page lushly illustrated book is a fan’s immersive sensory soundtrack to the making of the album, offering instruction in the preparation of meals which Feist and her bandmates shared while recording Pleasure.
“The making of an album is a communal process on many levels,” reveals Feist, “and that extended to the community of the kitchen while we were recording. We hope this book will embolden you to expand your repertoire, stock up on simple staples and invite friends into your kitchen to cook some of these meals with them.”
Recognizing the pressures facing many households throughout the year but especially over the holiday season, Feist will donate proceeds from all sales of The Meals Of An Album to Community Food Centres Canada, a nonprofit that builds and supports vibrant community spaces in low-income communities where people come together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all.
Pleasures: The Meals Of An Album is available exclusively throughwww.feiststore.com.
Feist made her U.S. debut in 2004 with Let It Die (featuring “Mushaboom”) which won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Rock Album and garnered major international critical acclaim. Her 2007 follow-up, The Reminder, debuted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was hailed by The Village Voice as a “great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs — expertly produced, delectably sung.” The album, featuring singles “1234” and “My Moon My Man”, went on to sell more than a million units globally and won Feist the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize (making her only the second woman to ever win the award). After a several-year hiatus — during which she co-created Look At What The Light Did Now, a documentary about the making of The Reminder and her subsequent tour — Feist returned with Metals in 2011. Debuting at #9 on Billboard, it was named Album of the Year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Prize and four more Juno Awards. Released in April via Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Pleasure reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness. While each album is a departure from the next, Pleasure finds the four-time Grammy Award nominee again showing the extraordinary depth of her artistry. Recorded over the course of three months—in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris —Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky. [insert chart debuts / milestones for Pleasure] To date, Feist’s music has sold over three million units worldwide and amassed more than 500 million streams.
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