Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Queen Latifah Is Slated To Receive The 2017 REVOLT Icon Music Award

REVOLT, the #1 name in music, announced today that the fourth annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) on October 12-15, 2017 will honor legendary rapper, actor, singer, and producer Queen Latifah with the prestigious REVOLT Icon Award. RMC will also feature heavy-hitting performances by special guest Ms. Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Daniel Caesar, King Combs, and Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist SZA during the four-day action-packed experience at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort.
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Queen Latifah will be presented with this year’s REVOLT Icon Award, which is presented to industry leaders who have had a lasting impact and unique influence on music, at the annual Gala Dinner. Previous award recipients include Nas, Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Jimmy Iovine.

“Queen Latifah is a rare talent and one of the most successful artists of all time, flourishing as a rap artist, movie star, talk show host and more,” said Andre Harrell, REVOLT Vice Chairman and Chair of the REVOLT Music Conference. “After watching her, for over two decades, transform into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, we are proud to present Queen Latifah with the REVOLT Icon Award!”
                                   
“I am so honored to receive the REVOLT Icon Award,” Latifah said. “I am gearing up for a great time in Miami!”.The Gala, on Saturday, October 14th, will feature a special performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill with additional performances by SZA and Daniel Caesar. On Friday, October 13th, 2 Chainz will headline the exclusive Yacht Party aboard the 220 ft. SeaFair Miami with special guests. French Montana and King Combs will officially kick off this year’s RMC in style on Thursday, October 12th. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
                                        
“RMC is known for uniting successful, innovative, and thought-provoking speakers and industry executives from across the music and entertainment industry – all in one place,” added Harrell. “We are taking it to the next level and our 4th year is going to be the biggest RMC yet.”
                                       
Established as the must-attend event of the year, RMC provides attendees with an innovative, industry-wide networking experience for all who thrive in the music and media content space. Influencers, music executives, songwriters, producers, bloggers and music artists will collide to create a collaborative space through interactive panels, performances, networking events, pitch sessions, poolside parties, music showcases, and more. Industry power players who will take the stage as speakers will be announced soon.Registration packages for the 2017 REVOLT Music Conference are now on sale at REVOLTMusicConference.com. Join the #RMC2017 conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @REVOLTtv 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Check Out The 2017 NFL Color Rush Helmets

Despite the Washington Redskins submitting a proposal to the NFL back in March that would have allowed teams to opt out of wearing the uniforms on Thursday Night Football they are not going anywhere just yet. The only way a team can get out of wearing them is if the two teams’ uniforms are too similar. That or they just don’t have an actual Color Rush game on the schedule. Those two options ended up in nine teams not wearing the retina-melting gear for a game in 2016.
Here is a list of the games:

Sept 7: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Sept. 14: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
Sept. 21: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Sept. 28: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Oct. 5: New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oct. 12: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
Oct. 19: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Oct. 26: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens
Nov. 2: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Nov. 9: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Nov. 16: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving): New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Nov. 30: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Dec. 7: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Dec. 14: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
The Detroit Lions will wear theirs on Dec. 16 since they don’t have a Thursday game.

American Apparel Re-Emerges Amid Controversy

Founded in 1989, American Apparel built its reputation in being produced in downtown Los Angeles and prided itself on being “Made in the USA”—taking the world by storm with its classic sportwear, retro styles, and overtly sexual advertising that prided itself on being in your face. American Apparel became a magnet for lawsuits, including one from Woody Allen, who objected to unauthorized use of his image in a 2007 billboard campaign. There were also seven public sexual harassment lawsuits against Charney, all of which were thrown out of court, but didn’t help to polish the company’s tarnished reputation. Reports now claim that the company is now owned by a Canadian company that does manufacturing in Latin America.
According to Business of Fashion, Gildan’s success lies in its global production chain, which allows them to produce apparel overseas in order to compete with companies including Hanesbrands Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Fruit of the Loom. The company, which employs 42,000 people worldwide, owns and operates production facilities.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Xbox and Taco Bell Team Up For New Giveaway

Mark your calendars for August 31, when Xbox and Taco Bell will give fans nationwide the first chance to win the newest member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One X, when they pick up the new Steak Quesarito $5 box. Beginning August 31, each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code for consumers to text in for a chance to win the new Xbox One X. Boxes will be available during the promotion from August 31 to October 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last. 
Throughout the duration of the promotion, a potential winner will be notified on an average of every 10 minutes. Winners will be the first to get their hands on the Xbox One X, as well as win Forza Motorsport 7 and a three-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with their console.Taco Bell and Xbox first partnered to launch the original Xbox in 2001, and are returning to their

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Spotify Is Now Available On Xbox One

Spotify is available on Xbox One in 34 markets* around the world. The new integration means that millions of Xbox One gamers can now choose the perfect music from Spotify to provide a fresh gaming soundtrack every time.

Just download the Spotify app from the Xbox Store to choose your personalized gaming experience. You can choose from your saved music, search the full Spotify catalogue of 30 million tracks, or browse the pre-curated gaming playlists in the ‘Gaming’ hub.


And, to celebrate the launch of Spotify on Xbox One they even have a playlist curated by Major Nelson himself !

Simply play your music on demand with your Xbox One controller, whether you are a free or a Premium Spotify user. Worried about interrupting your game? Don’t be! You can also control playback on your Xbox wirelessly from the Spotify app on your phone, tablet or desktop using Spotify Connect.

Creating your personalized gaming soundtrack has never been easier.

Simply visit spotify.com/xbox to find out more.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Win Tickets To The 2017 Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival

In celebration and honor of the great state of Kentucky and its spirit and soul: bourbon, Danny Wimmer Productions Presents is proud to announce the first-ever Bourbon and Beyond, a festival , taking place on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Blending the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into an all-encompassing, unforgettable weekend, Bourbon and Beyond will be an enriching weekend alongside featuring master distillers, distinguished Michelin-starred chefs, world-class musicians, and other craftsmen and craftswomen.

Full details on the experience will be announced soon. Please head to www.bourbonandbeyond.com and join the community in the meantime to stay up to date on the announcement plans.
In addition to the finest Kentucky bourbons, incredible musical talent and interactive, hands-on workshops with esteemed distillers, the inaugural Bourbon and Beyond event will partner with renowned local chefs and, restaurants and culinary personalities to deliver uniquely delectable creations. Comedy showcases and Various other immersive experiences bourbon experiences, interactive workshops, culinary demonstrations, and plenty of exciting surprises will run throughout the weekend, including plenty of exciting surprises. Additional nighttime events and group tours will be available, as well as pre-and post-festival experiences happenings extenuating into Louisville and the greater Kentucky area.

Bourbon and Beyond’s goal is to produce the finest festival worthy of the finest spirit. With a history stretching back nearly to the founding of this great nation, bourbon is a congressionally-designated distinctive product of the United States –- the only spirit to enjoy such protection. From Kentucky Bourbon Country’s distilleries’s rolling green hills peppered with gleaming copper tanks and burbling vats of mash, to Louisville's legendary Urban Bourbon Trail, the soul of bourbon is prevalent throughout this the great state of Kentucky. The “Bourbon” in Like the flames that char the barrels, the hearth that nourishes our appetites, or the heart of an incredible beat, soul and passion will radiate throughout the Bourbon and Beyond festival.
Celebrating rich local diversity, Bourbon and Beyond will be an immersive experience for all partners and lovers of bourbon unites the world together to celebrate the legacy and innovation of the spirit. Great taste should be egalitarian, and this spirit of inclusion drives our passion. The “Beyond” in Bourbon and; Beyond extends represents our inclusive approach and represents our expansive vision in creating a truly groundbreaking and successful festival. Altogether, Bourbon and Beyond is a celebration of craftsmanship, soul, and spirit.

With a history stretching back nearly to the founding of this great nation, bourbon is a congressionally-designated distinctive product of the United States - the only spirit to enjoy such protection. Honoring the legacy of George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold by the bottle, Bourbon and Beyond will be a continuing celebration of the enduring spirit of innovation and local commerce.


We here at WITIN RADIO, know you don’t want to miss the Bourbon and  Beyond Festival's inaugural year, so we’re proud to offer you a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the 2017 Bourbon and  Beyond Music Festival , Courtesy of WITIN RADIO and; Danny Wimmer Productions.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

A Marvel Editor Was Cyber-Bullied This Past Weekend

Both Nerds and casuel Movie-goers alike, will agree that, superhero comics have enjoyed a nice decade or so in the sun given the success of both  Marvel’s and Dc's  films  but for all their box-office success and relative quality, the community remains a bit toxic for women We had the honor of interviewing Marvel Comics Editor, Heather Antos, not long ago. Heather Antos writes titles like The Unbelievable Gwenpool. She took a Friday selfie of her grabbing a milkshake with some Marvel co-workers. You might think such a tweet would be completely lacking in controversy, but sadly it wasn't. Here are just a few of the ones that didn’t contain crass language or explicit threats, and Antos claimed she got harassment via private messages too. (“SJW” is an acronym for “social justice warrior” which, although it sounds awesome, is a term the alt-right tends to use derisively.) A strong show of support From Antos’ co-worker and Daredevil writer Charles Soule finally shut the trolls down.


A Richmond Brewery Creates A New Beer Out Of Fried Chicken

If you name a food, it's safe to say that it’s been used in a beer. Ghost peppers, yeast from beards, rocky mountain oysters, belly button lint, etc. Way down on that list is fried chicken, the “secret ingredient” to a collaboration between The Veil Brewing Co. and Evil Twin Brewing. It’s called “Fried Fried Chicken Chicken” and it’s a DIPA, clocking in at 8% ABV. The mash itself is includes a general heap of fried chicken from restaurants around their hometown of Richmond, Virginia:

Friday, July 28, 2017

Def Leppard Releases New Mini-Docu Series

Legendary British rock 'n' roll icons Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with mini documentary, Step Inside: Hysteria at 30. The documentary gives Def Leppard fans a behind the scenes look into the making of the iconic record, thirty years later. Part 1 of the documentary is available to view HERE, and Part 2 will be released on Monday, July 31st.

In conjunction with the documentary series, Def Leppard is releasing Hysteria (Remastered 2017) this Friday, August 4th. The remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe-Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, and additionally the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band is currently on a sold-out concert tour of North America. For more information and dates, please go to www.defleppard.com.