Sunday, April 30, 2017

Report: Deadmau5’s Launches LA Pop-Up Shop

Deadmau5 is now following in the footprints of Kanye West, Daft Punk and Frank Ocean with his self-described ‘lots of stuff in a store’ concept with online retailer FANCY.com

The mouse-helmet  DJ is no stranger to the retail game, having debuted his aptly-titled pop-up in New York City to coincide with the debut of his ‘a lot of shows in a row’ tour.

This time, the pop-up moves to Los Angeles which celebrated Deadmau5's four-night, sold out series of performances at downtown LA’s The Shrine.

The two-day LA edition (April 28-29) promised to be bigger and bolder for fans, with  exclusive, limited-run Ron English deadmau5 gadgets, prints, and posters, as well as vinyl copies of deadmau5’s recent album W:/2016ALBUM/.

There was also an interactive component where fans were able to test out the mau5’s new Wearhaus headphones, nab deadmau5 x Kid Dangerous collab clothes, Kef Speakers, while being mesmerized by Nanoleaf modular lighting panels.

UC Berkeley Now Offers Course On The Language of Dothraki From ‘Game Of Thrones’

It costs $29,572 (In state) or $52,450 (Out of state) to attend University of California at Berkeley for one year. That's quite a lot of money and one would want to be sure to take classes that would actually help to one day foster a career. Oddly enough, UC Berkeley is now offering a course that will teach students Dothraki, the fantasy language from Game of Thrones.
                         
David J. Peterson, the linguist that developed the make believe Dothraki language used by the nomadic horse-mounted warriors in Essos, will be teaching students how to speak like Khal Drogo.
“[The class is] best understood as an art course, the same way a figure drawing course might include a fairly rigorous component on human anatomy,” Peterson justifies his six-week course and Berkeley salary.

Students will learn important sayings such as:

Ifas maisi yeri. – Go walk with your mother.
Anha zalak asshekhqoyi vezhvena yeraan! – I wish you a happy birthday!
Ezas eshna gech ahilee! – Find another hole to dig!

Spotlight: Dynamite Entertainment Is Slated To Release ‘Undisputed Street Fighter’ Art Book This Fall


Last year, Dynamite Entertainment kicked off its new video game inspired art book series with the lavish hardcover, The Art of Atari. This year, Dynamite is taking aim at one of the greatest fighting game franchises ever created: Capcom’s Street Fighter!

Dynamite has announced that it will publish Undisputed Street Fighter: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series, a new art book by writer Steve Hendershot and editor Tim Lapetino. The book is expected to be released in October of this year, and it will feature exclusive interviews with the men and women behind the Street Fighter franchise, as well as the iconic artwork, designs, and images that went into making the games.

“The Street Fighter universe is both iconic and vibrant, and I’m thrilled to be telling the story of how its games, characters, and community came to life, rewriting the rules of gaming in the process,” said Hendershot. Lapetino added that “Creating Art of Atari was a great experience in connecting with video game fans across the world. The book’s popularity showed us the hunger fans have for deep dives into their favorite classic games beyond just nostalgia. We want to tell the stories behind the games. Art of Atari was the launchpad for this series, and we’re excited to dig deeper into the creativity, design, and stories that power the beloved Street Fighter franchise this time.”
Dynamite has also released a few preview pages from Undisputed Street Fighter, which offer a small glimpse of what fans can find in the book this fall.

Become The Ultimate Outdoorsman With: "The New Camp Cookbook"

This is a book for day trippers, adventurers, campers, and anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors. You’ll find organizational advice and cooking techniques, from planning your meals, packing a cooler, and stocking a camp pantry to building a fire, grilling in foil packs, and maintaining heat in a dutch oven. The recipes are presented by meal: breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets, and all-out feasts. You can choose your own adventure for each occasion, with recipes as easy as Mexican Street Corn Salad and Tin Foil Seafood Boil to more involved dishes like Korean Flank Steak with Sriracha-Pickled Cucumbers and Dutch Oven Deep-Dish Soppressata and Fennel Pizza. All recipes use a standard set of cookware to streamline your cooking in camp, and are marked with icons to help you quickly find a suitable recipe for your cooking style.

Whether you’re an aspiring camp chef or a seasoned Scout, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in these pages for getting outside and eating well under the open sky.

Music Festival Spotlight: Life Is Beautiful

The three-day music, art, and comedy festival in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 22-24 takes a different approach than other off-the-grid music festivals who literally prefer greener pastures. Life is Beautiful embraces Sin City, creating a neon-lit, block party on the revitalized downtown streets.
The line-up reflects the something for everyone vibe of the city, offering a full buffet of musical choices: 2 Chainz, Blink-182, Zhu, Zed’s Dead, De La Soul, Kaskade, Mura Masa, Pretty Lights, etc.
Life is Beautiful 2017 will again offer an interactive art experience, bringing back the popular Art Motel installation, which will be reimagined by Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf.

Life is Beautiful 2017 will also present the second evolution of the popular “Crime on Canvas” art exhibit, which allows festival goers to view and purchase original artwork and rare prints by prominent local, national and international artists. The gallery will display work by Matt Skiba, Mark Ryden, Shag, Tara McPherson, Shepard Fairey, Brandon Boyd and many more.

Three-day passes are now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com. A limited number of advance tickets will be available at a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the advance tickets sell out, Regular General Admission and VIP pricing will apply.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

R & B Legend R. Kelly Being Sued For Giving Chlamydia To Wife Of Sheriff’s Deputy

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)


Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Bryant from Hinds County, Mississippi whose wife cheated on him with the R&B singer is now suing R. Kelly.

The singer allegedly had an affair with Bryant’s wife, Asia Childress. The wife confessed to banging Kelly before marrying Bryant in July of 2012, and then again three months after the wedding when she went to an R. Kelly concert. Kelly reportedly gave chlamydia during their bump and grind. But hey at least she’ll always have something to remind her of the time spent with the iconic R&B singer.

Around the same time she got the clam, Childress convinced Bryant to uproot their lives and move to Atlanta to further her career. Bryant suspects the real reason for the move was to “foster her adulterous relationship with R. Kelly.”

From Consequence of Sound:

The lurid details of the supposed dalliance, as laid out in court documents acquired by MS News Now, have all the makings of a Lifetime movie. To start, Bryant claims Childress had a previous relationship with Kelly prior to their July 15th, 2012 wedding, but was told that it had ended. However, after Childress attended an R. Kelly concert just months later in October 2012, the two “re-commenced an intimate relationship.”

Bryant filed the complaint on April 21st against R. Kelly, and blamed the singer for the deterioration of his marriage “beyond repair.” He seeks damages for “emotional, psychological, and financial loss” as the result of Kelly seducing his wife.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville Fest Will Host Bright Futures Scholarship Internship Experience With The Student Experience

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and The Student Experience are offering two very special opportunities for Bright Futures Scholarship recipients (18 years of age and older). The Bright Futures Scholarship program is funded by the Florida Lottery. One lucky Bright Futures Scholar will have the chance to participate in a weekend-long Monster Energy Welcome To RockvilleInternship experience, working closely with The Music Experience and The Student Experience team at the festival. The internship will also include a backstage tour, with hands-on experience to learn about the daily activities and variety of careers at one of the top music festivals in the U.S.

Applications for the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville internship opportunity will be accepted from Noon EST on Monday, April 24, 2017 through 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The contest is open to legal Florida residents who are recipients of a Bright Futures Scholarship, 18 years or older, and who are pursuing studies in music, other fine arts or event management. Applicants must write an essay about why live music and art is important to them and to society and how their Bright Futures Scholarship has enhanced their college experience in a positive way. Essays can be submitted (along with full name, address, telephone number, and email address) to essay@thestudentexp.com. Full contest details can be found at www.thestudentexp.com/festival-intern-contest/.

In addition, The Student Experience will host a Songwriting Competition for Bright Futures Scholarship recipients. The winner of the Songwriting Competition will be awarded with music equipment and more. Additional details will be announced at the festival and will be available at http://themusicexperience.com. The Student Experience is sponsored by the Florida Lottery.

Rock legends A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, and Def Leppard lead the music lineup for Florida's biggest rock experience, which features over 40 bands on three stages, including a tremendous list of talent with The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach and many more. Visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for all the details and to purchase tickets.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will feature a variety of unique entertainment offerings to go along with its incredible music lineup. In addition, the festival will offer a killer lineup of local culinary genius, including the Eat. Rock. Repeat. area, serving up favorite comfort foods with gourmet ingredients and savory combinations.

For more information on Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, visit:

Website: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

Monday, April 24, 2017

Travel: Kung Fu Wildstyle Combines Hip Hop & Martial Arts For Exciting New Museum Experience

To celebrate the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, " Kung Fu WildStyle", a month-long exhibition and program series highlighting connections between African American and East Asian art, music, and film launched.  Kung Fu Wildstyle, explores pop culture through contemporary street art, featuring works by legendary street artist and hip-hop impresario Fab 5 Freddy and Hong Kong graffiti and hip-hop pioneer MC Yan. They examine how Bruce Lee and kung fu affected New York City’s street culture and emerging hip-hop scene in the 1970s. Fab and MC Yan also show how this influence came full circle when hip-hop inspired a generation of Hong Kong street kids in the 1990s. Their paintings, which have previously popped up in New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, are enhanced by concerts, talks, and film screenings throughout April.
Currently on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., through April 30, 2017, Kung Fu Wildstyle looks at the influence of Bruce Lee and kung fu on 1970s New York street culture and Hip Hop which, in turn, came full circle in the 1990s, inspiring a new generation of Hong Kong street culture. The exhibition includes a series of events that present art works, film, music, and performance together, showcasing the consistent intersections between the cultures over the past 40 years. From Enter the Dragon (1973) to Wild Style (1983) visitors have been able to reconnect with the independent spirit that launched a brand new culture to the world. On Thursday, April 27, the Smithsonian will host The LA Uprising 25 Years Later at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Kendrick Lamar Announces North American Tour With Travis Scott & D.R.A.M

Kendrick Lamar is hitting the road for a North American tour that jumps off this July. Check out the tour poster above. Lamar will be joined by supporting acts his “goosebumps” collaborator, Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. See the dates, which wrap in L.A. on August 6, in the poster above.