Kupah James is a one-man movement of motivation. He brings raw, confident energy to almost everything he does. This biracial, Bostonian was born on September 20, 1982. He travels the nation as a celebrity DJ and a world-class fitness instructor. Wholeheartedly loves what he does, down to every last point. He has an insatiable desire to create a one-of-a-kind brand encouraging all to #MakeMoves! An entity which he defines as recognizing self-worth as well as possessing strong life goals.
Something you don’t know about Kupah James: loves movies, animation (japanimation to be specific), candy, pop music and naps. Things he doesn’t like: tardiness, excuses and working out (yea I said it)!
You can catch Kupah frequently spinning at 31TEN Lounge (Santa Monica), Skybar (Weho) and Liaison (Hollywood). Guestist is always open for his team #MakeMoves!
Work out with Kupah at Equinox or Health House. See complete schedule HERE.
After The Related Companies (parent company of Equinox, SoulCycle, Hudson Yards) Founder/Chairman Stephen M. Ross announced his Trump fundraiser (tickets which will cost up to $250,000) in the Hamptons, all hell broke loose – tons of memberships have been cancelled online, over the telephone and in person. After all, Ross is a ‘passive investor’ for Equinox and SoulCycle which are premier fitness centers for celebrities, political leaders and senior level executives alike whom all seem to be proactively involved within the LGBTQ+ and art communities.
Why are members so infuriated?
Many feel they were a part of a movement of societal justice and equality, not just a fitness institution since its inception twenty years ago. Fast forward to present day, Equinox has popped all over every urbane and metropolitan area’s infrastructure largely in part to real estate mogul, Ross.
Lately, the brand has announced a slew of designer duds, hotel chain and talent agency geared towards their top instructors. Today, more or less of its constituents will gather at the West Hollywood location (8590 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 4PM to protestagainst Ross’s decision to host such a lavish engagement for one of the most ridiculed US Presidents in modern day times. A man who’s rhetoric has possibly fell upon the ears of young white supremacists like the alleged shooter at El Paso last weekend who gunned down dozens of Hispanic people at a local Walmart.
Maybe after today’s outrage, the Miami Dolphins owner, who was shunned for his actions by some of its players, will renege on tomorrow’s elaborate event. According to the LA Times, the soldout venue may raise close to 12 million dollars for Mr. Ross’s friend of over 40 years.
As of late, Equinox has announced the construction of a 20-story hotel and residential building downtown LA which is scheduled to be completed around 2021.
360 Magazine had the opportunity to join Harlowe Bar for a night out. The speakeasy atmosphere of the venue sets a different mood that one may caption as “A bit of Old Hollywood in West Hollywood.” The look is inspired by social clubs from Hollywood’s 19th century Golden Era. In reality, it’s a rather new establishment that features signature hand-crafted cocktails with whimsical names like “Business Bitch” and “Lizard King.” Food items are also available as well as Happy Hour from 5:00pm to 7:00pm daily.
The nightlife showcases a mix of Top 40 trending music and tables for purchase that include a booth seating approximately six people. Whether you prefer a booth, drink at the bar or dance floor with live DJ, the hidden gem is a 360 favorite. By the end of the night, Harlowe Bar will leave you with a sense of rejuvenation for a well-deserved rendezvous. The hotspot is located at 7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Ajay Holbrook, formally known as Ambreia Janee Holbrook, is a 21yro from Houston whom has been medically transitioning from female to male over the last 4 years.
Three years ago, he began bodybuilding. Since he’s recognized his newfound passion and love for this sport, he is dead bent on tackling one of the biggest titles,
“‘Mr. Olympia’ … this is especially a challenge because of who I am but I’m not letting anything stop me from reaching my goals. I insanely train and keep my body in top condition at all times. Recently, I packed up everything I owned to move to Los Angeles to pursue my careers in bodybuilding, dancing, modeling and music production. It has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but also becoming one of the most rewarding.”
Dozens of challenges are constantly thrown Ajay’s way and he’s always having to overcome them. Many of which tie into his identity. “I don’t let them entertain me back… I’ve gone viral due to a Men’s Health and Generation Iron publication… And, [I] had so much support, but also a lot of backlash from the bodybuilding community in particular,” asserts Ajay.
Eager to prove naysayers wrong, Ajay has been eating healthy, training and is ready to tread on that stage very soon. “They may have thought they witnessed the last of me, but this is ONLY the beginning!!!”
Taste On Melrose is one of LA’s hippest brunch spots. Ultra chic Hollywood hopefuls alongside of handcrafted cocktails with a Kobe burger make this place popping. Yet, the sweet tasting crispy bacon inside a viscous side of macaroni and cheese still isn’t enough to cover up some of the front of house issues. With no reservations, expect to wait up to an hour or so. Once seated, our beverages and appetizers still didn’t make it to our table until another hour. Don’t fret because management is cognizant of their spotty service and will amend your bill to make up for any misadventures. Nevertheless, this Parisian-style sidewalk dining experience is still worthy of your patronage, especially if you have a flair for fashion and enjoy people watching.
2-time NBA All-Star, Serial Entrepreneur and Master Connector, Baron Davis presented The BIG (Business Inside the Game) Power Summit events during NBA All-Star Weekend.
An invitation-only traveling series of highly-curated summits, workshops, and immersive experiences utilized explore how to create real business and social impact, The BIG Power Summit assembled a network of upper echelon thought-leaders, industry experts, and rising stars from diverse backgrounds to connect, learn, and engage in dynamic, yet exclusive environments.
BIG Lovefest : Wednesday, February 14 @ The Jeremy Hotel
The Summit began with the BIG LOVEFEST Valentine’s Day Women’s Networking Luncheon at the Jeremey Hotel at West Hollywood, hosted by ESPN Sports Center Anchor, Cari Champion and sounds by DJ, television personality, and fashion model DJ KISS. The event honored women in business, sports, and entertainment including motivating speeches by Los Angeles Sparks President/COO, Christine Simmons, ESPN Sports Center Host, Cari Champion, and Baron Davis.
Baron Davis with ESPN Sports Center Host Cari Champion
ESPN’s Jemele Hill
Welcome to LA : Thursday, February 15 @ The London Hotel
Curated to set the tone of celebration for the weekend with music provided by DJ, producer and photographer DJ D-Nice, who began his career in the mid-1980s with legendary hip hop group Boogie Down Productions.
Attendees include: Ice Cube, Retired NBA Champion Matt Barnes, executive producer of VH-1’s reality TV series, Basketball Wives, Shaunie O’Neal, Lil Wayne’s manager/Maverick Management, Cortez Bryant (Young Money), retired NBA player Amare Stoudemire, NBA “super fan”; James Goldstein, and two-time NBA All-Star MVP, Allen Iverson.
Ice Cube with Baron Davis
Allen Iverson, James Goldstein, and Baron Davis
The BIG Summit : Saturday, February 17 @ The London Hotel
Panel attendees were treated to thought leadership at the highest level brought together to exchange future-forward ideas around how to create real business and social impact, collaborations and opportunities that live at the intersection of sports, media, technology and culture, disrupting industries, and enriching our communities. Panelists include: Rapper, Actor, Producer, ICE CUBE, NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and David Robinson, Co-founder and President of Lyft, John Zimmer, and others. A viewing party of NBA All-Star televised events immediately followed the panel.
Additional panelists include: Film Producer, Scott Budnick, Philadelphia Eagles, Jay Ajayi, and Passionflix CEO, Tosca Musk (sister of Elon Musk).
Ice Cube, Hamet Watt, and John Zimmer
Scott Budnick, Jay Ajayi, David Robinson, and Chris Paul
In the late 1960s, deep political unrest set the stage for a revolution of the mind: the psychedelic era. During this time of unbridled experimentation, writers, artists, and musicians unleashed limits and broke down boundaries with their work.
Timothy Leary explored the limits of consciousness, Allen Ginsburg wrote revolutionary poetry, and musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane brought the era to life through timeless music, still prevalent today.
Artists also worked in the psychedelic style, creating the brightly-colored, Art Nouveau-inspired rock posters so often associated with the 60s. Psychedelia also found its way into rock photography, and leading the way was legendary photographer Karl Ferris. Manipulating color and working with various filters and lenses, Ferris created images like the world had never seen.
Photo by: Henry Diltz
On the 50th anniversary of Are You Experienced, the groundbreaking album by Jimi Hendrix, Morrison Hotel Gallery is stepping through the looking glass into the “age of psychedelia” with an exhibition and sale featuring Are You Experienced album cover photographer Karl Ferris along with the work of some of the most talented photographers of that era such as Henry Diltz, Barry Feinstein, Herb Greene, and many others.
The photographs capture some of the most culture-defining musicians who led the way for a movement that changed how people heard and experienced music. The subjects are artists such as Hendrix, Donovan, The Hollies, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Cream and many others.
The Psychedelic Experience exhibition will be at Morrison Hotel Gallery’s West Hollywood location, in the lobby of The Sunset Marquis Hotel, beginning August 24th and running until August 31st. Concurrently, the exhibit will be at the gallery’s New York location from August 24th thru September 6th. During and after the exhibitions’ run, all photographs are available for purchase on the Morrison Hotel Gallery website. International shipping available.
About Karl Ferris An English photographer/designer who spent years photographing the British rock elite, Karl Ferris best known as one of the principle innovators of psychedelic photography. Ferris grew up in Hastings, England in the 1950s. He became interested in art at a young age, studying at Hastings College of Art. He focused on Pre-Raphaelite painting, which later influenced his photographic style of the 1960s. After serving two years with the RAF as an aerial photographer where he worked with infrared spy surveillance photography, he moved into fashion, shooting for 19, French Mode, Marie Claire, Harper‘s Bazaar and Vogue. Ferris’s most Iconic collection of photographs are those capturing Jimi Hendrix and The Jimi Hendrix Experience in what is now known as a “psychedelic style.” Hendrix invited Ferris to shoot the cover for a US version of his album Are You Experienced. It was during this shoot that Ferris began experimenting with color and lens applications. The use of the fisheye lens and his innovative infrared film photographic technique created a never-before-seen effect that landed Ferris his first exhibition with Kodak London. He went on to shoot a variety of Hendrix albums, as well as a selection for Donovan and The Hollies. Now based in Ibiza, Ferris has moved into film producing/directing, as well as record producing, while still shooting special photographic assignments. His upcoming record, entitled The Jimi Hendrix Ibiza Remix, is a mind-blowing fusion of Hendrix classics and electrifying dance beats.
About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel®Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. The partners just launched a new location at Mick Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii.
MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 125 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert. www.morrisonhotelgallery.com
Frank Pena was born and raised in New York City. As both a professional dancer and fashion model, he consistently stays involved within the entertainment industry.
In 2016, he decided to move from the Bronx to Los Angeles. As of late, he appeared as a cast member on E Network’s new reality series, What Happens at The Abbey (the most prestigious alternative lifestyle bar in the world).
Recently, he was tapped by 360 MAGAZINE as a red carpet correspondent.
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