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Merde!

In the wake of the demise of NYC’s most wanted criminal art dealer comes Merde!

On May 26th, Alyssa Davis Gallery will host a gala like no other. They have outfitted the sprawling 13,000 sq. ft. venue to accommodate every partygoer’s pace. The guests will be welcomed with a full red carpet experience staffed with a professional photographer. The indoor stage features a premium sound system and lighting to host a genius lineup of music that will keep the dance floor going all night.

Beyond the dancefloor, guests will find multiple bars, spaces to lounge, a live sculpture auction, a video art program, and of course—an ice sculpture. Outside in a stunning courtyard, there will be space to roam, relax, smoke, enjoy food and drinks and get up close and personal with a series of 20+ live performances. Additionally, they are offering VIP packages including access to a VIP suite with a private bar and courtyard and an exhibition curated by Ludovica Capobianco.

Merde! is organized by Alyssa Davis, Genevieve Goffman and Rachel Rosheger.

Alyssa Davis Gallery

Since 2016, Alyssa Davis has exhibited out of her 11th floor corner apartment in a 1907 residential building at 2 Cornelia Street. The gallery has held 19 exhibitions with emerging artists, often presenting first solo shows and unique site-specific installations, Alyssa Davis Gallery’s last show, Abby Lloyd‘s “Goodbye Dolly,” was just spotlighted in The New York Times. “Goodbye Dolly” closed on April 3rd, 2022 along with the Cornelia St. location itself.

No Agency New York

No Agency is a talent management company representing the next generation of multitalented female and GNC artists. Their roster has been recognized in the worlds of music, fashion, visual art and video, featured in campaigns for brands from Apple to Alexander McQueen, in magazines from Vogue to King Kong, and even on Netflix. The agency has been covered by Vogue, Teen Vogue, Dazed, i-D and more.

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Conan Gray × Met Gala

Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and Gen-Z pop king Conan Gray made his Met Gala debut wearing custom Valentino. The look was a dreamy white and silver embellished ensemble with a flowing chiffon cape and was accompanied by shoes by Valentino

The Valentino Custom Made look was specially designed for Conan Gray by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Silver sequins are all over embroidered pants, with a white tulle embroidered shirt and a chiffon cape with Valentino Garavani platform white boots. 

Here is what Gray had to say on the look/inspiration: “It’s an honor to attend my first MET Gala dressed by Valentino. I wanted to create a look that felt simultaneously Gilded Age, yet modern Valentino. My main goal with Pierpaolo and Katie Qian was to capture the message of gilded age elegance and glamor. Above all, I wanted a cape.”

Stylist Katie Qian commented, “I think the final look really captures a modern take on the excess and extravagance of the Gilded Age, all while tying in Valentino’s bold elegance and Conan’s regal personal style.”

This is the third time Gray has teamed up with Valentino, as he made his Coachella debut wearing custom Valentino for both weekends. The looks were put on numerous best-dressed lists for the weekend and had Vogue saying “Conan Gray’s Hot Pink Valentino Look Shut Down Coachella.” Find the review HERE.

Up next Conan will be headed to Europe to continue his 2022 Conan Gray World Tour in support of his sophomore album, Superache, out June 24th. 

About Conan Gray

Since releasing original demos on his YouTube channel at the age of 15, Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. Even after the commercial success of global multi-platinum hits “Heather” and “Maniac“, his music continues to maintain its unflinching authenticity and originality. Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, crafted by Gray and longtime collaborator and producer Dan Nigro, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and became the biggest new artist debut of the year. In the summer of 2020, when “Heather” topped charts around the world, Sir Elton John publicly praised Gray for being the only artist on the Spotify top 50 to have written the song entirely on their own. With over 7 billion streams, Gray has attracted unanimous applause from a who’s who of tastemakers including Vogue, GQ, V Man, Paper, Fader, Billboard, NPR, MTV, I-D, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, and has delivered rapturous performances on television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Today Show. Gray’s much anticipated sophomore album is set for release on June 24th, 2022.

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Rosalía – CANDY

To celebrate the arrival of MOTOMAMI, Rosalía treats fans to another eye-popping visual with the music video for “CANDY.” Watch the video which features Rosalía partaking in her favorite pastime of karaoke HERE.

Rosalía launched a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience on TikTok LIVE. Drawing a massive audience well over a million viewers, she performed 14 tracks from the record during a mind-blowing show, giving each song its own distinct feel and visual. The event was personally conceptualized and created by Rosalía, directed by Stillz, and produced by CANADA with all the footage impressively filmed exclusively on mobile phones. 

About Rosalía

Rosalía is a Grammy & Eight-Time Latin Grammy Winner who has quickly “leapt to the forefront of the global pop landscape” on the strength of her innovative musical fusions and distinctive style. She has repeatedly shattered barriers for both female and Spanish language artists, while being widely hailed as: “a complicated genius… reflecting femininity and strength… a new generation leader… making Flamenco a global phenomenon… while becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star.” With the May 2018 release of her innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” and the fall arrival of her landmark album El Mal Querer, fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece… that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape.” As a result of the album’s long-running impact, and additional 2019 singles that followed, Rosalía garnered a GRAMMY Award, standout GRAMMY performance, the historic first-ever Best New Artist Grammy nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year. Additional acclaim has included 2 MTV VMA‘s, multiple magazine covers-including the annual Sunday New York Times Magazine‘s special Culture Cover, highly praised Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more. While Rosalía has spent a large majority of time immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also finalized landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC‘s “Viva Glam” campaign, lead the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the cover of VOGUE in the United States (with the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz), and joined Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, the Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Arca, Tokisha and more on massive streaming collaborative tracks. She now begins her next creative chapter with the music of MOTOMAMI.

Dolce&Gabbana FW 22/23

The new Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 Women’s fashion show presents a new futuristic vision of its DNA.

The codes of the brand are reinterpreted and projected into the metaverse and, as in a video game, propose super feminine heroines.

The evolution is expressed through the choice and use of modern and technical materials, a reference to the digital realm: iridescent and mirrored surfaces, laminates, jersey and nylon.

Proportions, volumes and silhouettes are the focus of the new Collection.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana design a sculpted and geometric silhouette where everything is amplified: inverted triangle lines, classic and iconic jackets become oversized and reinvented with technical fabrics; padded shoulders, for a vaguely masculine but absolutely sexy style.

Between reality and imagination, corsetry is proposed on cropped T-shirts with trompe l’oeil effects.

The looks are completed by overcoats in logo-printed nylon or made of eco-fur in vivid colors, reminiscent of the virtual atmosphere typical of video games. All furs are eco-fur.

Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.

Dolce&Gabbana has discontinued the production of fur over time, but continues to work with furriers to prevent their expertise from being lost, always obtaining a result of the highest quality. This is the first step towards a path of sustainability.

The combination of colors such as black and red, metallic tones and strong tints, are chosen to reaffirm and strengthen the appearance and character of uniqueness.

Gianpiero D’Alessandro, a young cartoon-designer, has collaborated with the Brand in the creation of some of the graphics proposed on T-shirts and sweatshirts.

“For me, Dolce&Gabbana represents everything that’s beautiful about Italy. I still remember the first time I met Stefano and Domenico and I gave them some drawings I had made for them. During that meeting, they began to tell me about their story and how it all began. 

I remember the passion in their eyes. It’s a pleasure for me to collaborate with the brand that has written and continues to write the story of the fashion world. 

‘Proudly made in Italy.’ I chose to create these graphic elements for the collection because in my imagination, Dolce&Gabbana is a happy ‘place’ and I wanted these designs to incorporate certain emotional virtues for people to experience, such as a carefree childhood. The ‘Sweety Bunny’ character is accompanied by ‘Baby Carrot’ and together they represent the concept of family. Of love. Values that Dolce&Gabbana has always infused into in every single one of its projects.”

– GIANPIERO D’ALESSANDRO

The designer is globally recognized as the creative mind behind established collaborations with brands and celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Nike, Netflix, and Levi’s.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana once again evolve their fashion, always contemporary, yet revisiting the styles of the 80s in a new mix & match. They plunge the new heroine into a video game where the brand’s DNA is re-interpreted for a modern and extremely dynamic image.

Actress Sharon Stone and Lady Kitty Spencer sat front row. The 90 looks which walked down the runway embodied the following characteristics: technical materials; eco-fur; new proportions and geometric lines; volume; futuristic; corsetry and an 80s aesthetic.

Sharon Stone front row at Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 featured in 360 MAGAZINE.

Watch D&G show HERE.

Livestreamed exclusively today on www.dolcegabbana.com and https://www.vogue.com.

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Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
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Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 inside 360 MAGAZINE.

NYFW SS22 Recap

New York Fashion Week, one of the biggest fashion events in the world, takes place twice every year, in February and September. SS22 kicked off Friday, February 11th. 

On the 11th, There was The Art of Rodarte Presented by Afterpay, Hosted by Maude Apatow, this was a conversation with sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, an LA-based company that was featured in the iconic Black Swan.

The brand describes itself as distinguished by “…the romantic, conceptual way Kate and Laura approach inspiration, storytelling and how they see the world through landscape, art, film, poetry, culture, and music.” They are known for their use of textiles and prints. They are also inspired by nature. They create women’s wear dresses and fashion forward gowns. The event took place on Friday, February 11th.   

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On the 12th, there was NYFW: THE TALKS panel “New Standards of Beauty,” a conversation moderated by Jae Joseph and featuring Christella De Castro (Director & Photographer, Co-Founder of Ground Work), Patrick Starr (Beauty Guru & One/Size Founder), Drew Elliott (SVP & Global Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics), Aweng Ade-Choul (International Model.) They discussed the historical, cultural, and social contexts of beauty, and modern awareness and acceptance within the industry.

NYFW: THE TALKS hosted, “Second Life Style” moderated by Liana Satenstein (Senior Fashion Writer, Vogue); and featuring:  Marie Laboucarié (Founder, Nina Gabanna), Mina Le, (Fashion & Cultural Analyst), Emily Adams Bode Aujla (Founder, Emily Bode) and Emma Rogue (Entrepreneur).  The second day concluded with a celebration hosted by Tresemme and PatBO afterparty, with Andrew Warren, Sif Saga, Joy Corrigan, Maria Molina, Larissa Meuhleder, Taylor HawkinsCarrie Berk, Megan Puleri, Pritika Swarup, and others danced the night away to music by DJ Mei Kwok; and enjoyed cocktails by Cincoro tequila; and styling by Tresemme.

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Critically acclaimed designer duo Wolk Morais unveilled their new Cashmere Collection. Inspired by the silver screen, the cornerstone of the collection is a unisex double-faced cashmere, hand-stitched “On Set Coat,” the designer’s homage to the glamour of Hollywood.

The collection marks the photographic debut of designer Brian Wolk and was shot at a historically preserved modernist home in Los Angeles.”Los Angeles has been the lead character for our creative journey thus far,” Brian Wolk and Claude Morais said. The Cashmere collection has given us an opportunity to reach a large group of our clients, both men and women who are excited about everyday luxury that is multi-season, non-gender specific, and inspired by the relaxed attitude of California Living.

Mr. Wolk and M. Morais, with longtime collaborating stylist Elizabeth Stewart, were inspired by Hollywood’s tradition of relaxed on-set tailoring. The designers will present their signature tailoring through the lens of cinematically infused “his and hers” Robe Coats and Spencer Jackets. The palette pays homage to their filmic inspiration. The collection is composed completely of hand-stitched double-faced cashmere.

It will debut on the CFDA’s RUNWAY360 platform and will be on the market from Feb 14th to February 28th at VESPR-CoOp in Manhattan.

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On Tuesday, February 15, 360 witnessed the modern interpretation of a non-binary ready-to-wear collection.

Inspired by his trip to India, Terry Singh had a manifestation on a mountain top. Soon after, Yogi’s bathing experience changed his male mentality forever, defying his western imposition of love, giving birth to The New Suit collection. A historical garment worn by rulers and warriors. Dhoti, also referred to as dhuti, resembling loose trousers, is a type of a sarong.

Our creative director, Armon Hayes, went behind the scenes of this iconic brand. He was lucky enough to wear a one-of-a-kind piece as he sat in front of one of NYFW’s most revolutionary shows.

360 MAGAZINE's Armon Hayes dressed in Terry Singh's THE NEW SUIT during NYFW.
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Top Stories This Month

We’re nearly one month into 2022, and the year has already packed a significant punch. From devastating natural disasters to tragedy in the wake of 2021, let’s recap the most major events of 2022 thus far.

Tongatapu underwater volcano triggers overwhelming tsunami

On Saturday, January 15, an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean erupted, causing a tsunami. The underwater volcano is located off the coast of the western island of Tongatapu, near American Samoa and Fiji. After the volcano eruption occurred, satellite image depicted large clouds of ash, gas and steam that reached up to 20 kilometers (12.4 mils) into the atmosphere.

A statement released by the New Zealand High Commission on Monday, January 17 illustrated the long-lasting impacts of the underwater eruption, stating that, “A thick layer of ash remains across Tongatapu.” Both Australia and New Zealand have responded rapidly to aid the island, but efforts have been halted due to the continuing ash that descends from the volcano.

The volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami that devastated the island of Tongatapu. The effects of the tsunami have been fatal, with the UN confirming 4 deaths so far as of Tuesday, January 18. The tsunami sent enormous waves, forcing the people of Tonga to escape to higher ground. The tsunami ultimately cut off internet connection to the island, sending the rest of the world into a frenzy.

Another complication surrounding aid efforts for the island surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonga has withstood any outbreaks of COVID-19 during the duration of the pandemic, and want to keep it this way. All military staff from New Zealand that were sent to assist the island were fully vaccinated and able to follow all protocols determined by Tonga.

Fires swarm New York City

In what seems to be a series of devastation for the Bronx in New York City, there has been an alarming number of fires in the area. The first damaging and lethal fire occurred on Sunday, January 9, and left 17 people dead. The major fire struck a 19-story building at 333 East 181st Street and was the deadliest the city has seen since the 1990 Happy Land Social Club fire.

The unprecedented fire resulted in 32 people hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Of the 17 victims left dead, nine were children. The source of this fire was a “malfunctioning electric space heater,” NYC Major Eric Adams declared at a press conference. In the 19-story building, the fire began upon the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. The fire resulted due to complications with the heater, and the blaze consumed the bedroom it was in, and then spread to the entire apartment. The apartment’s door was open, and the thick smoke spread throughout the whole building complex.

When the New York City Fire Department responded to the fire, they were faced with dense smoke and fire that devoured the hallways of the apartment complex. Individuals were found throughout stairways on each floor of the complex in cardiac arrest. Daniel Nigro, commissioner of the FDNY, said that the injuries of victims were primarily from smoke inhalation.

Wednesday, January 19, the Bronx rapper Cardi B announced that she would cover the funeral costs for all 17 victims. She issued a statement that read, “I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal. I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”

Fat Joe, fellow native to the Bronx, hosted a fundraiser Saturday, January 22, at New York’s HOT 197 and 107.5 WLBS over the radio to raise money for the families of the 17 victims. “This is my village, this is my tribe,” he said, “It’s 14 degrees outside right now. People are homeless, people are displaced, we gotta help them as much as we can.” Fat Joe has already successfully raise $1M for the families of the Bronx fire victims.

Devastatingly, another fire struck the Bronx only a little over a week after and three miles south of this first catastrophic fire. Tuesday, January 18, another Bronx apartment building had a fire start, leading to a partial building collapse. This fire was not as extreme as the last, but still left at least one woman dead, with two injured in stable condition.

The exact reasoning for the fire has yet to be confirmed – it was first regarded as a gas-related explosion, but Con Ed, an electric and gas service, deemed that there has been no evidence that the fire was gas-related. The FDNY searched through debris for some type of indication of a main start point for the fire, but nothing has been pinpointed.

Bystanders told News 4 that “they heard at least two explosions, followed by flames. Onlookers at first thought it was snowing, until they realized it was ash from the fire coming down instead.”

Train robberies hit Los Angeles

Shredded boxes and packages pile up in a section of the Union Pacific (UP) train tracks in downtown Los Angeles. The mounds of litter are from recent train robberies of train cargo containers. Packages from retailers like Amazon and REI have been ransacked. The robbers have stolen from nearly 90 train containers each day, estimates PC, the country’s major rail freight company.

UP sent a letter to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon highlighting the affects of the train robberies in his jurisdiction. In total, train robberies have climbed by 356% from October 2020 to October 2021. The estimated total of stolen goods amounts to $5 million from the railroad alone.

UP communicates that they have begun discussions about discontinuing traffic through Los Angeles County. The letter also states that FedEx and UPS are contemplating deflecting shipping from the area.

“We do not take this effort lightly, particularly during the supply chain crisis, as this drastic change to our operations will create significant impacts and strains throughout the local, state, and national supply chain systems,” the letter to Gascon read out.

UP senior director of public affairs, Lupe Valdez, revealed that, “we are making arrests, but what our officers are seeing on the ground is that people are basically being arrested, there is no bail, they come out the next day and come back to rob our trains.”

The UP company criticizes the district attorney’s office in their letter for not properly punishing the criminals that are stealing from the cargo containers. The letter states, “without any judicial deterrence or consequence, it is no surprise that over the past year UP has witnessed the significant increase in criminal rail theft described above.”

Fashion legend André Leon Talley dead at 73

Tuesday, January 19, André Leon Talley passed away. Talley is a true icon in the fashion world, having been a former renowned creative director and editor for Vogue for a multitude of years. It was reported that Talley was struggling with an unknown illness, of which he lost his fight against. His remembered by colleagues and admirers worldwide. 

Racist MLK TikTok video gets taken down

TikTok user @trevon_sellers posted a shocking video, with a caption that read “HAPPY MLK DAY.” In the video, a poster board sign sits propped up against what seems to be an empty road near some farmland. The poster reads “SLAVE 4 SALE” with two confederate flags around the text. In the video, the popular song “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” by Silentó plays, as the chorus sings “Watch me whip,” a young boy dressed up in a white tee with khaki pants physically whips an African American man with a belt. The original TikTok can still be accessed through the stitched videos of other creators.

The video has since been taken down by TikTok and has gained attention, appalling that this type of racist, insensitive video would be posted on Martin Luther King Day, the holiday set to commemorate the life and work of the civil rights movement leader Dr. King. 

Regina King’s son dies by suicide

Friday, January 21, Oscar-winner Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr. died by suicide. King verified the heartbreaking news with a statement to PEOPLE on Friday. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”

Amidst the tragic revelation, fans searched the internet for some type of sign, and found some truly poignant messages. A series of disturbing tweets were the last messages that Ian posted were his last messages to the world. “You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s–t…..yea that one really hits home,” he tweeted only five days prior to his death. A separate tweet after this one read, “I don’t think instagram is healthy for me.”

Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying New York Times defamation trial

Monday, January 24, Sarah Palin’s defamation trial against the New York Times was pushed back due to her testing positive for COVID-19. She was tested three individual times with rapid coronavirus tests, and Judge Jed Rakoff ended up having to postpone the trial due to a fourth positive test. “She is, of course, unvaccinated,” Rakoff stated. The trial was delayed until February 3.

The trial involves a 2017 New York Times editorial that falsely connected her political action committee to a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona. Palin took out a lawsuit, arguing that the Times defamed her through “falsely stated as a matter of fact to millions of people that Mrs. Palin incited Jared Loughner’s January 8, 2011, shooting rampage at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, during which he shot nineteen people, severely wounding United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.” 

Meat Loaf dies at 74

Rockstar Meat Loaf reportedly died on January 20, 2022, at the age of 74. The “I’d Do Anything For Love,” singer allegedly was battling COVID-19. Although no official cause of death has been publicized, TMZ reported this information, asserting that Meat Loaf was “seriously ill” before he passed.

Meat Loaf had a fabulous career in the realm of rock music that lasted six decades. He sold millions of records, released Bat Out Of Hell which is one of the best-selling albums in all of history (with over 43 million copies sold) and was renowned for starring in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club and many other television and film specials.

“Weekends with Adele” Las Vegas residency postponed

Adele’s residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has been postponed. The residency was set to begin Friday, January 21, through mid-April. The “Hello” singer took to social media to announce that the show as not ready as half of her team was sick with COVID. She said, “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready… We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID.”

Bridgeport woman dead after first meeting with man on Bumble

Lauren Smith-Fields, 23-years-old at the time, was found December 12 in her apartment, unresponsive. Police were called to the residence by a white man that Smith-Fields had met three days preceding her death on Bumble. The two were reportedly drinking in the apartment the night before, and in the morning the man awoke to blood coming out of her nose.

This man was not detained nor investigated further by the Bridgeport Police Department. Smith-Fields family is preparing to sue the city and the police department, alleging in the filed notice that the police “”failed to implement the proper crime scene investigation team to collect physical evidence,” and “refuse to view the last person to see Smith-Fields before she died as a person of interest.”

On January 24, the Connecticut chief medial examiner’s officer reported that the cause of death was “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol,” with the medical examiner ultimately ruling that the death was an “accident.”

Janet Jackson Lifetime documentary premieres January 28 & 29

Janet Jackson’s brand-new Lifetime documentary premieres on January 28 and 29. The doc commemorates Janet’s first album, Janet Jackson (1982). The doc premiering on Lifetime and A&E delves deeper into the life story of worldwide pop icon Janet Jackson. Offering raw perspective on the journey that Janet has been on, the doc has been in the works for over three years. Opening to the world for the first time, the doc considers the tragedies, successes and most impacting moments that Janet has been through thus far.

Amazon Africa HQ dispute

Amazon has plans to expand their headquarters (HQ) to Africa, but a lawsuit from descendants of South Africa, like the Khoi and San, are urging to stop construction of the new space on what they consider sacred land. The new HQ will be built in Cape Town, with the project scheduled to see the development of a hotel, retail offices/ homes and with an Amazon. Khoi and San leaders have criticized the construction as the site of the new HQ would be built at the meeting of the Black River and the Liesbeek, sanctified to both groups.  

39 people presumed missing from human smuggling

The United States Coast Guard patrolled the ocean off the coast of Florida on January 25 in search of 39 missing people. The missing individuals are believed to be unaccounted for due to human smuggling.

A good Samaritan found one survivor floating atop an overturned boat 45 miles east of Fort Pierce. The survivor stated that he was accompanied by 39 other people who left the island of Bimini, off the coast of the Bahamas, on the night of Saturday, January 22. Due to intense weather conditions, the vessel had overturned. He, too, reported that no one was wearing life jackets.

This comes after the Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force diverted 88 Haitians a massive freighter on Friday, January 21 close to Great Inagua in the Bahamas. The same day, the Coast Guard informed that 32 people were liberated from another nullified boat 5 miles west of Bimini.

NYPD officers killed in Harlem shooting

Friday January 21 two New York Police Department officers were fatally shot after responding to a domestic disruption in Harlem. The officers, Wilbert Morea and Jason Rivera, were both in their 20s. Rivera died during the shooting, while Morea died on Tuesday January 25 after going through surgery.

The funeral for officer Rivera was held on Friday January 28, where he was advanced to Detective 1st Grade. Rivera’s widow, Dominique Luzuriaga, spoke heart wrenching words about her husband and their life together thus far. “I would say good morning to you all, but in fact it’s the worst morning ever. Today I’m still in this nightmare I wished I never had.”

Luzuriaga spoke on the heartache she went through after recognizing her husband’s death. She said, “I couldn’t believe you left me. Seeing you in a hospital bed wrapped in sheets, not hearing you when I was talking to you, broke me. I asked why. I said to you, ‘Wake up, baby, I’m here.’ The little bit of hope I had that you would come back to life just to say goodbye or say ‘I love you’ one more time has left. I was lost. I’m still lost.”

Snowfall overwhelms the East Coast

The weekend of January 29 left the East Coast engulfed in snow. Record snowfall counts were reported spanning the region in sections of Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Blizzard warnings were in full affect in locations such as Massachusetts and Maine. The storm tuned “bomb cycle” left around 16 million facing winter weather alerts.

Traffic collision in North Las Vegas leaves 9 dead

Saturday January 29 a car crash involving six automobiles in North Las Vegas resulted in the death of nine people and one known person in critical condition. Witnesses reported that a Dodge Challenger ran a red light and was traveling “at a high rate of speed” according to local authorities.

15 people were mixed up in the crash, and it is unknown if the Dodge Challenger driver was amongst the nine who died. Alexander Cuevas, public information officer for the North Las Vegas Police spoke on the crash, stating, “We have not seen a mass-causality traffic collision like this before,” as claimed by ABC News.

Rihanna announced pregnancy

It was discovered earlier that global superstar Rihanna is pregnant with her first child. Her baby bump was revealed when she was photographed with boyfriend A$AP Rocky in his hometown of Harlem. At the time, the couple was seen holding hands, with Rihanna wearing a long pink puffer jacket adorned with jewels over her stomach

The couple went public in November of 2020, and have grown closer since the pandemic, after being friends for several years. Both have separately talked about wanting kids together at some point, with Rihanna suggesting she wanted kids before she turned 42. According to MSN, she once stated, “I’m a Black woman. I came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman, and I’m going to give birth to a Black woman. It’s a no-brainer. That’s who I am. It’s the core of who I am in spirit and DNA.” No other information on the pregnancy has been released. 

Historically Black universities receive bomb threats

January 31, one day preceding the beginning of black history month, an array of historically Black universities were posed with bomb threats. Around six schools were threatened, including Albany State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Delaware State University, Howard University and Southern University and A&M College.

The FBI was made “aware of the series of bomb threats around the country and we are working with our law enforcement partners to address any potential threats,” as communicated by the bureau in a statement. Investigations continued through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ensure the safety of all.

Each school answered to the threats differently, with some urging students to stay put in a safe spot until further information was made available. Other schools cancelled classes fully and others went straight into lockdown. By around afternoon Eastern time, a vast majority of the HBCUs raised their lockdown orders.

Fashion illustrated by Mina Tocalini for use by 360 MAGAZINE

GIANNINA AZAR LAUNCES ‘METALLIC’ LINE

Fashion Designer Giannina Azar Launches New ‘Metallic’ Line in Miami This Sunday Ahead of Art Basel

The Collection Features Stunning Evening Dresses Wrapped in Glitter, Metals and Rhinestones, and is a Collaboration with John Casblancas International Center and Model & Talent Management Agency

She has dressed superstars like J. Lo, Gwen Stefani and Brittney Spears. Her designs have been featured worldwide in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Forbes. This weekend, just ahead of Art Basel, Miami is getting its first look at “Metallic,” the new high-end line of evening wear from fashion ikon and international designer Giannina Azar.

 “My new ‘Metallic’ collection is avant-garde, modern and opulent, draped in glitter, metals and rhinestones and is designed for today’s modern woman who wants to make a statement,” Azar said. “It highlights true metallic tones, in addition to orange, red and black colors and is a design I am extremely proud of.”

Azar is collaborating once again with Amy Dalli, the president of John Casablancas International Center and Model & Talent Management Agency in Miami. The two previously worked together for Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and on the premiere of Azar’s swim line that debuted at Miami Swim Week.

“Giannina and I met a few years ago and we immediately formed a special professional relationship based on the mutual standard of excellence in all that we do,” Dalli said. “The new ‘Metallic’ collection includes some of the most exquisite designs I’ve ever seen and proves once again why Giannina is such a trendsetter in this industry. I’m so excited to be working with her again.”

Dalli grew up modeling for John Casablancas and acquired the Miami-based agency in 2018. Her goal is to bring the John Casablancas name back to the level of worldwide notoriety it had in the 1980s and 90s. Collaborating with industry legends like Azar is just one way she’s doing that. The 5,000 square foot MTM center in Doral includes a runway room, two makeup rooms, an acting studio and a photo studio to develop and represent talent starting at the age of five.

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BBY KODIE – EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH

BBY KODIE’S NEW MIXTAPE, EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH, IS OUT TODAY

“BBY Kodie has described himself as Houston’s answer to Drake and it’s increasingly clear how serious he is.” – Rolling Stone

Today, BBY Kodie released his new mixtape, Emotions Running High, via True Panther/EQT/Motown Records. The 20-year-old rapper-producer wrote and recorded each of the 15 tracks at his Houston studio. On his most ambitious work to date, Kodie is at his cockiest, letting off bold lifestyle raps as his beats rubberband between shimmering synths, bass wobbles and saxophone riffs. See below for track listing.

In the lead-up to the mixtape’s release, Kodie shared two tracks: “Started This” and “Children.Houstonia said, “‘Started This’ sets the record straight that he’s an innovator in the music industry.” Placing “Children” on its “Best New Songs” playlist, The FADER noted, “His cool demeanor is even more vicious over the song’s beat, which at times resembles a panicked alarm in an underground bunker. Still, there’s no escape from Kodie’s onslaught.” Earmilk observed, “‘it’s an unquestionably hard, Southern rap song in which he oozes confidence and makes every bar more impactful than the last…he puts together undeniably great music that is impossible to compare.” View the Caravaggio-inspired video for “Children.” 

Albums like 2018’s Kodie Kardashian and 2019’s Vogue marked gradual steps away from the innocent charm of Kodie’s earlier songs towards a more polished artistic vision that coalesces on Emotions Running High.

“It’s just constant evolution,” Kodie says. “Last year to this year, I’ve been mostly listening to ambient soundtracks, movie soundtracks, Max Richter, Hans Zimmer.” On “Solemn,” a soaring choir intro dissolves into violins plucking and bowing around 808s and hi-hats.  

Rolling Stone said, “BBY Kodie has described himself as Houston’s answer to Drake and it’s increasingly clear how serious he is.” The city has been central to his development as an artist – he played his first-ever show in Houston and began his now infamous Halloween shows there as well. With his Raven House collective, Kodie is working to usher in a new Houston sound that simultaneously pays homage to the city’s pioneers and fosters innovation.

For Kodie, putting words together is an art form based in the Texas lineage of flexing and freestyling. ”When you grow up on that shit, it just gets embedded in your skin,” he says. “It’s like putting the ugliest words on the most beautiful beats.” 

From the start, Kodie has established himself as a rare, self-contained entity in the music world, an auteur who takes the reins across every element – from music to visuals to merchandise – to further his unique artistic vision. If Events is just a taste of what’s to come, then the future is unbelievably bright for Houston’s next star. 

Track Listing – Emotions Running High

  1. Pain Passion Fortune
  2. This Is Forever
  3. Champagne Fights
  4. Blind
  5. 30 Below
  6. How Chandeliers Are Made
  7. In The Moment
  8. Heritage
  9. Politics
  10. Started This
  11. Arose Out The Fire
  12. Solemn
  13. Stretch
  14. Survival
  15. Children
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BBY KODIE – STARTED THIS

BBY KODIE SHARES HIS NEW SINGLE, “STARTED THIS”

Track Is From His Forthcoming Mixtape

“undeniably great music that is impossible to compare.” – Feff & Earmilk

Listen To “Started This” Here

VIEW LYRIC VIDEO HERE

Today, Houston-based rapper-producer BBY Kodie unveiled his new single, Started This.” The track, which was released via True Panther/ EQT Recordings/Motown Records, finds Kodie at his cockiest, addressing haters and letting off bold lifestyle raps as his beats rubberband between horns riffs, pounding bass, and strings. Kodie recorded the song, which is from his forthcoming mixtape, with Yves Godschild, who also produced his recent single “Children.” Download/stream “Started This” HERE.

The FADER placed “Children” on its “Best New Songs” playlist, noting, “His cool demeanor is even more vicious over the song’s beat, which at times resembles a panicked alarm in an underground bunker. Still, there’s no escape from Kodie’s onslaught.” – Earmilk observed, “Children’ is BBY KODIE playing to his strengths: it’s an unquestionably hard, Southern rap song in which he oozes confidence and makes every bar more impactful than the last, he puts together undeniably great music that is impossible to compare.” View the official video for “Children,” which immerses Kodie in a vibrant, visceral tableau that references the Baroque historical paintings of CaravaggioHERE.

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2000, Kodie was raised by his biological mother’s adopted sister and her husband, who moved to Houston when he was two. There, Kodie grew up with jazz and soul blaring through the house. As a teenager, he discovered rappers Future, Young Thug and Lil Yachty alongside Houston legends like Lil Flip & and channeled his influences into his first beats on Fruity Loops. By high school, he was dropping a song a day on SoundCloud.

Albums like 2018’s Kodie Kardashian and 2019’s Vogue marked gradual steps away from the innocent charm of his earlier songs towards a more polished artistic vision that coalesces on his upcoming mixtape. From the start, Kodie has established himself as a rare, self-contained entity in the music world, an auteur who takes the reins across every element & from music to visuals to merchandise & to further his unique artistic vision.

Rolling Stone said, “BBY Kodie has described himself as Houston’s answer to Drake and it’s increasingly clear how serious he is.” The city has been central to his development as an artist & he played his first-ever show in Houston and began his now-infamous Halloween shows there as well. With his Raven House collective, Kodie is working to usher in a new Houston sound that simultaneously pays homage to the city’s pioneers and fosters innovation.

JOY OLADOKUN – SUNDAY

JOY OLADOKUN DEBUTS SPOTIFY SINGLES SESSION

FEATURES NEW VERSIONS OF “SUNDAY” AND BONNIE RAITT’S “I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME” FEAT. JASON ISBELL
FIRST NATIONWIDE HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED FOR SPRING 2022

PRESS ASSETS HERE

Breakthrough singer, songwriter and musician Joy Oladokun’s debut Spotify Singles session is out today. Listen/share HERE. Recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, the release includes a new rendition of Oladokun’s “sunday” as well as a version of Bonnie Raitt’s classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me” with special guest Jason Isbell on guitar.

Reflecting on the project, Oladokun shares, “I’ve been a rabid consumer of Spotify Singles since their inception. Being asked to do one was a dream come true and I wanted to bring in the best crew. I asked Jason Isbell to play guitar on the Bonnie Raitt cover and he absolutely smashed the energy and emotion of what I was trying to do. So excited to have these out in the world.”

The release adds to a landmark year for Oladokun, whose major label debut album, in defense of my own happiness, is out now via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records. Moreover, Oladokun released a special deluxe edition, in defense of my own happiness (complete), this past July which includes all 14 tracks from her major-label debut, ten additional songs from her self-released 2020 record, in defense of my own happiness (the beginnings), and one new track, “judas.”

In celebration of the new music, Oladokun will embark on her first ever headline tour next spring with newly confirmed shows at Austin’s Antone’s, Dallas’ Club Dada, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Seattle’s Neumos, Denver’s Marquis Theater, Minneapolis’ Fine Line, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Washington, DC’s Union Stage, Atlanta’s Terminal West and Nashville’s The Basement East among several others. See below for complete itinerary. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now, full details can be found at here.

Within defense of my own happiness, Oladokun is forging her own path, sharing the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, her musical exploration began at age ten when she was inspired to learn guitar after seeing a video of Tracy Chapman—the first time she’d ever seen a black woman play the instrument.

Recently named one of the “Best Albums of 2021 So Far” by Rolling Stone and Variety, and one of Billboard’s “Best Albums by LGBTQ Artists of 2021 So Far,” in defense of my own happiness features special collaborations with Maren Morris, Jensen McRae and Penny & Sparrow and continues to receive widespread critical praise:

“She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act”—NPR Music 

“Joy Oladokun, like all of us, is a work in progress. But when you talk to Joy, it’s almost like you can see that growth happening right in front of you. Every time she speaks, she’s discovering a new idea or a new thing about herself or uncovering a new way of looking at the world.”—NPR World Café 

“a serious talent with a kind of low-key, casual ease…she’s always seeking out the light to point the way, making for one of the year’s most uplifting listens.”—Rolling Stone 

“one of the hottest new singer-songwriters making music…surgical songwriting and soulful vocals that will send chills down your spine on each repeat listen.”—Billboard

“songwriting and production values that could take these bold tunes to a broad audience. These are affecting songs of loss, both romantic and mortal, that land far from any soapbox”—Variety 

“Joy Oladokun is a rare talent who manages to dissect Christianity, queerness, race and mental wellness with a delicate yet determined touch”—Vogue

“Oladokun’s message is not only timely, but essential.”—them.

“There aren’t many frills to Joy Oladokun’s folk music but that doesn’t mean her songs, which capture the quieter moments of life with a frank honesty, don’t still sear to the core.”—Nylon

“a stunning major label debut…any Nashville musician worth their salt should be pinching themselves to work with Oladokun, among the most exciting talents this city has seen in years.”—The Tennessean

“the rising singer-songwriter proves her worth as a master storyteller”—American Songwriter

“Oladokun’s ability to shine a light on the truth is remarkable, but perhaps even more so is her ability to do so with kindness.”—No Depression

“this compelling young artist, now a Nashville resident, has seized headlines for the honesty and depth with which she conveys her experience…but her songwriting is poignantly universal.”—Hits Daily Double 

“Oladokun is giving us her whole self, and hoping to inspire us to be our whole selves too”—Nashville Scene

“often striking, and always satisfying”—Nashville Lifestyles

“an artist able to turn an idiom on its head through powerful messaging and an open honesty about her own life and her own family and her own roots.”—Folk Alley

“it’s pop music approached from the mindset of a true singer/songwriter, not far removed from the art of Carole King…each composition is flawlessly conceived”—Holler

“Open about her queerness, mental health, and her mission to be intentional with the music she creates, Oladokun…is making a name for herself in Nashville and beyond.”—uDiscover Music

Oladokun has continued to receive widespread attention in the past year. She was recently featured as part of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series, performed on “CBS Saturday Morning,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “TODAY” and will make her debut on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” early next year as part of the legendary program’s 47th season. She has also been named a member of the #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021, a NPR Music/Slingshot’s 2021 Artists to Watch, a Billboard LGBTQ Artist of the Month, Spotify’s RADAR US: Artists to Watch 2021 and Amazon Music’s Artists to Watch 2021, was highlighted as part of HULU’s “Your Attention Please: The Concert” alongside 24kGoldn, Kiana Ledé, Lil Yachty and Swae Lee, and had her music featured on CBS’ “CSI: Vegas,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC’s “Station 19” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Moreover, Oladokun recently collaborated with Brandi Carlile and Lucie Silvas on new song “We Don’t Know We’re Living” as well as with Noah Kahan on his track, “Someone Like You.”

IN DEFENSE OF MY OWN HAPPINESS (COMPLETE) TRACK LIST

  1. jordan
  2. smoke
  3. if you got a problem
  4. i see america
  5. heaven from here (feat. Penny & Sparrow)
  6. younger days
  7. sunday
  8. bad blood
  9. lost
  10. who do i turn to?
  11. sorry isn’t good enough
  12. taking the heat
  13. someone that i used to be
  14. brick by brick
  15. unwelcoming
  16. Bigger Man (feat. Maren Morris)
  17. mercy (feat. Tim Gent)
  18. let it be me
  19. judas
  20. mighty die young
  21. breathe again
  22. too high
  23. look up
  24. wish you the best (feat. Jensen McRae)

JOY OLADOKUN CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

October 23—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium

October 24—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Music Festival

October 28—Grand Rapids, MI—CFAC Auditorium at Calvin University

November 5—San Diego, CA—House of Blues

November 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Novo

November 7—San Francisco, CA—The Regency Ballroom

November 9—Portland, OR—Roseland Theater

November 10—Vancouver, Canada—Commodore Ballroom

November 11—Seattle, WA—The Showbox

April 7—Austin, TX—Antone’s Nightclub

April 8—Dallas, TX—Club Dada

April 10—Phoenix, AZ—The Crescent Ballroom

April 11—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

April 13—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall

April 15—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge

April 16—Seattle, WA—Neumos

April 19—Salt Lake City, UT—Soundwell

April 20—Denver, CO—Marquis Theater

April 22—Kansas City, MO—recordBar

April 23—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel

April 24—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line

April 26—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre

April 27—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall

April 29—Toronto, ON—Horseshow Tavern

May 1—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair

May 2—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom

May 5—Holyoke, MA—Gateway City Arts

May 6—Ardmore, PA—Ardmore Music Hall

May 7—Pittsburgh, PA—Thunderbird Music Hall

May 9—Washington, DC—Union Stage

May 10—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall

May 11—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle

May 13—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

May 14—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

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