Posts made in June 2017

Essence Festival – Selenis Leyva – Press for OITNB by stylist Javier Pedroza 

Heeeelllooo #essencefestival! My #gal #pal @selenisleyvaofficial is ready for more press! #oitnb #season5 #leyvaseason Selenis is wearing this great PF 17 @nicolemillernyc dress and jewelry by @gabrielandco. Styled by me 🙂 #javierpedroza and glam by the fab @mua_evelyncruz. 😘❀ #teamleyva #neworleans #360magazine #fashion #globalsociety  

Jay 305’s ‘Taking All Bets’ LP Now Available For Pre-Order With “All Around The World” ft. YG As An Instant-Grat Track

LA rapper Jay 305’s forthcoming album, ‘Taking All Bets’, is now available for pre-order with “All Around The World” featuring YG and produced by Mike & Keys, as an instant-grat track. Due July 14 on Interscope Records (The Other People’s Money Company) ‘Taking All Bets’ includes features from Travis Scott, Omarion, Dom Kennedy and Arin Ray.

Jay 305 on the project: “Thank you to everybody that’s been down & stayed down since YOUZZA FLIP. A lot of blood, sweat, & years was put into this project. TAKING ALL BETS is my starting point to progression. “Time & Patience…Can’t Have Glory With Out A Story””

Pre-order ‘Taking All Bets’ and Listen to “All Around The World” below:

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MOTOWN TO RELEASE DETROIT THE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE FILM DETROIT

FEATURING AN ORIGINAL SONG BY THE ROOTS

FILM OPENS IN THEATERS AUGUST 4, 2017

 

Motown Records announces the DETROIT Official Soundtrack music from and inspired by DETROIT coming this July, 2017. The record features original architects of the immortal ‘Motown Sound’ as well as a new song from GRAMMYŸ Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop icons The Roots entitled It Ain’t Fair (feat. Bilal).”
‘It Ain’t Fair’ was designed to emphasize the importance of social justice through the prism of late-sixties Detroit, which means many things culturally and politically, and also certain things musically,’ says The Roots drummer and producer Questlove.
 
From Kathryn Bigelow, two-time Academy AwardÂź– winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, and Annapurna Pictures, DETROIT captures one of the most terrifying events during the riots that took place over five tumultuous summer days in 1967.
 “It’s been fifty years since the events of this film, but the powerful images I saw on the screen reminded me that we’re still going through the same things now,” says Questlove. “That knowledge produces anger, but not despair: music has the power to express both anguish and hope.”
The DETROIT Soundtrack Album captures light amidst one of America’s darkest times by illuminating the power at the heart of the Motown, Detroit, and late sixties cultures all at once. It’s the sound of change in the face of oppression and a moment of revolution brought to life in song and on screen.
“We’re honored and excited to work on such an important and special project as DETROIT,” says Motown Records president Ethiopia Habtemariam. “The music from this soundtrack highlights the ‘Classic Motown Sound’ which is a beautiful accompaniment to the story of tumultuous times in 1967 as well as the struggles we face within society today.”
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR DETROIT HERE
WATCH QUESTLOVE DISCUSS THE ROOTS’ SONG  HERE
ABOUT MOTOWN
As a distinct label within Capitol Music Group (CMG), Motown is one the most recognizable and influential brands in popular music. The “Motown Sound” became “the sound of young America” with the emergence of its great artists and music in the 1960s that led to massive global success.  The label has played a pivotal role in forever changing popular music, as well as having a significant impact on the fabric of political and popular culture. The Motown legacy continues to this day and is now home to such incomparable artists as Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Kem, BJ The Chicago Kid, Lil Yachty, Jada Grace and many others.
 
CAST for DETROIT:
The film features a powerful cast including John Boyega, Chris Chalk, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Austin HĂ©bert, Joseph David-Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, John Krasinski, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Ben O’Toole, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Algee Smith, Peyton Alex Smith, Jeremy Strong, Ephraim Sykes and Leon Thomas III.
 
ABOUT ANNAPURNA
Annapurna, founded by Megan Ellison, focuses on creating sophisticated, high-quality content that is critically and commercially conscious while still appealing to a diverse audience. By upholding Ellison’s vision to put filmmakers and artists first and preserve their authentic creative voices no matter the genre or medium, in 5 years, the company has garnered a total of 32 Academy Award nominations for their projects, including ZERO DARK THIRTY, JOY, THE MASTER, FOXCATCHER, and THE GRANDMASTER. Ellison is also one of only four honorees ever to receive two Best Picture nominations in the same year, with HER and AMERICAN HUSTLE, both earning nods in 2014. Currently, Annapurna is in post-production on Kathryn Bigelow’s DETROIT, which it will release as its first distribution title on August 4, 2017. The company is also in production on Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled new period film starring Daniel Day-Lewis and is developing the film adaptation of Maria Semple’s WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, to be directed by Richard Linklater.  Annapurna’s most recent projects include Mike Mills’ 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, which was nominated for two Golden Globes and earned Mills a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination, as well as SAUSAGE PARTY, WIENER-DOG, and EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, with THE BAD BATCH set for release by Neon in 2017. Bigelow also directed and partnered with Annapurna on the animated short LAST DAYS, about illegal elephant poaching and the ivory trade.

 

VIC MENSA RELEASES VISUAL FOR “OMG” FEATURING PUSHA T EXCLUSIVELY ON TIDAL

Directed By Shomi Patwary & Vic Mensa

Watch Here: TIDAL.com/VicMensa     

WHO: GRAMMYŸ nominated artist Vic Mensa

WHAT: Vic Mensa releases the music video for his single, “OMG” featuring Pusha T exclusively on TIDAL. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the track standout single from Vic’s newly released capsule THE MANUSCRIPT  His full-length debut will be released this summer.

 Directed by Shomi Patwary & Vic Mensa the visual features appearance’s by Joey Purp, Smoko Ono, Towkio,Hollywood Holt, GLC, Mano, KAMI, Young Chop and Papi Beatz.

Vic Mensa will also headline the Full Moon Festival in New York City on July 8. Tickets are available now at www.vicmensa.com.

 WHEN:  Available now exclusively on Tidal.com/VicMensa.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Vic Mensa first came to prominence as part of the rap collective SAVEMONEY. His 2013 solo debut mixtape INNANETAPE set the stage for his XXL Freshman cover in 2014. Mensa dropped his critically acclaimed EP There’s A Lot Going On in the spring of 2016 and recently released his new capsule project “The Manuscript” in 2017. Vic Mensa previously partnered with TIDAL to exclusively premiere his socially charged visual for “16 Shots.”

TIDAL’s commitment to connecting fans with their favorite musicians has spanned dozens of livestreams, thousands of ticket giveaways, and an extensive array of exclusive content – including: TIDAL X 1015, a star studded benefit concert; TIDAL X livestreams from Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Alicia Keys and more; exclusive albums such as Beyoncé’s LEMONADE and Rihanna’s ANTI; unique content including 21 Savage’s 30 Days with 21 Savage, Rick Ross’ album annotations and more!

Circle V Ranch Camp for Kids Ages 7-13 Has Space & Camperships Still Available for Summer 2017

Traditional camp just 20 minutes from Santa Barbara offers 6 days/5 nights of summer fun for $450

Ray Lopez, Director of Circle V Ranch Camp, located across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, has announced that spaces and camperships (scholarships) are still available for three of this summer’s sessions:

Session Two: Wednesday, July 5 to Monday, July 10, 2017 ~ Holiday Theme Week

Session Three: Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July16, 2017 ~ Space Week with NASA/JPL Volunteer Educators

Session Eight: Tuesday, August 15 to Sunday, August 20, 2017 ~ Adventure Theme Week

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Each Circle V Ranch Camp session is six days and five nights of traditional supervised summer fun for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Campers enjoy activities including archery, arts & crafts, hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, reading skills, painting, photography, playing baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and singing. There is no TV, radio or internet access to affect the experience. Campers stay in wood cabins or traditional canvas tents. Three nutritious daily meals served family-style in the Dining Lodge are not only for food but also for camaraderie and fellowship.

 

In summer 2016, the camp hosted more than 1,000 children for this time-honored experience. The Circle V Ranch Camp fee for six days/ five nights including lodging, all meals, activities, recreation and supervised fun is $450 per child. “Camperships” (scholarship funds made by individuals and groups’ donations) are available for qualified campers as low as $78 per child. For complete information, visit http://www.circlevranchcamp.org/datesthemesfees.html

 

Circle V Ranch Camp was founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles in 1945 and has been located on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County since 1990.

 

Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch Camp main registration office at 323-224-6213 to receive the Camp application or apply online at www.circlevranchcamp.org 

MARVEL LEGACY Ushers In Free Marvel Previews For Retailers and Fans

It’s coming: the event that will change the Marvel Universe! And that change starts where it all began – your local comic shop. After an overwhelming response to this program, which begins today with our September Previews, Marvel is proud to announce that it will be offering FREE copies of its MARVEL PREVIEWS CATALOG. This is a unique endeavor that Marvel is proud to initiate, providing participating retailers with the best way to sell comics and providing fans with the best way to know what’s coming up!

Beginning this fall, Marvel Legacy will unveil its biggest stories and most epic characters, while returning long-running titles to their classic legacy numbering. Within the pages of this catalog, fans will be able to see all of the month’s title releases, including variants, solicits, trade paperbacks, merchandise, and more. Marvel is pleased to work with local comic shops to provide all fans with an exciting preview to the entry point of this exciting new world!

The future of the Marvel Universe is here, and in your hands. Be sure to pick up your free copy of Marvel’s September Previews today, and be on the lookout for Marvel’s October Previews catalog, available July 26 at participating comic shops!

Did we mention it’s FREE?

*Retailers – check upcoming Marvel Mailers or your Diamond Rep for more details and how to opt out, if necessary.

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2017 MARVEL

SONY PICTURES AND MARVEL TAKE OVER HOLLYWOOD FOR THE “SPIDER-MAN:HOMECOMING” WORLD PREMIERE

Watch the red carpet World Premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on Wednesday, June 28!

Sony and Marvel proudly invite one and all to experience the World Premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” LIVE from Hollywood! On June 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET as your favorite stars arrive at the legendary TCL Chinese Theater!

This LIVE event, available to watch at marvel.com/spidermanhomecoming, facebook.com/Marvel, and twitter.com/marvel, will get you up close and personal with the cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” like no one else can!

 Co-Hosted by Marvel.com’s Tamara Krinsky and Lorraine Cink, hear directly from the biggest names in the biz. Scheduled to appear are from the film: Tom Holland, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tyne Daly, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeen Woodbine, Laura Harrier, Hannibal Buress, Jon Favreau, and Michael Chernus. Also scheduled to make appearances are Jon Watts (director), Kevin Feige (producer), Amy Pascal (producer), and so many more.

While you’re watching you can also tweet using the hashtags #SpiderManHomecoming, follow @SpiderManMovie on Twitter and like Spider-Man on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiderManMovie.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.  Directed by Jon Watts. Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Screen Story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2017 MARVEL

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.

Selenis Leyva attends The Spider-Man “Homecoming” premiere in Los Angeles, CA by stylist Javier Pedroza

Here she is guys!!!! So happy for my gal pal / super human hero @selenisleyvaofficial. Selenis attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. @marvel @sony @spidermanmovie Ms. Leyva looks flawless (if I may say so myself 😊) in this insanely gorgeous coat/cape by @sachinandbabi Sachin & Babi, navy blue cigarette high waisted pant by @weiseatelier Ericka SuĂĄrez Weise, chunky high heel shoes by @ninashoes / @dannpp86 , blue sparkle clutch by @onna_ehrlich @melraps, beautiful rings by @gabrielandco Co. and last but never least statement earrings and bracelet by @coomijewels. Thank you everyone 😘 #stylist  @javier_pedroza 

ANNUAL LE DÎNER EN BLANC RETURNS

THE ANNUAL SUMMER EVENT LE DÎNER EN BLANC – CHICAGO RETURNS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

 

The Legendary Pop-Up Culinary Event, Hosted Annually by over 70 Cities Worldwide,

Celebrates its 6th Edition in the City of Chicago.

 

CHICAGO – A leading summer event in Paris for nearly 30 years, this secret event is well on its way to becoming the summer foodie tradition in Chicago as well. On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Le DĂźner en Blanc – Chicago will descend on an undisclosed, stunning public space in our city to revel in Chicago’s burgeoning food and wine scene as the most unique picnic experience in the city and the world.

Each summer hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world set out for an elegant soirĂ©e dressed all in white with their table and chairs, gourmet picnic and place setting for two in celebration of their city, friendship and a magical night under the stars. The evening begins as participants converge at their selected meeting point prior to the main event. From there, they are led by a DĂźner en Blanc – Chicago volunteer to an iconic outdoor destination. With the city as a backdrop, guests enjoy music, entertainment, dancing, and new friends throughout the evening. More than 3,000 attended the sold-out 2016 event, and over 3,500 guests are expected to participate in the 2017 edition of Le DĂźner en Blanc – Chicago.

“It was the perfect place for our engagement!” exclaimed 2016 attendees Basia Milan and Adrian Ortiz.

“Le DĂźner en Blanc – Chicago is first and foremost an event to celebrate our city. With the inspiration of the original Parisian event, we have created an inclusive environment that transcends societal labels and brings people together to experience the heart of Chicago. Every year we are overwhelmed and delighted at the community that has been created, reuniting old friends and creating new ones. We strive to keep this going by bringing people together, giving back to the community and, of course, having a marvelous time doing it!’ state the hosts of the Chicago event” – Roger Hobby, James Wild, Lauren Haras, Annette Dalloo and Jenn Jones.

Invitations occur in three stages. Each invitation is for two people: Phase 1 is for 2016 members who attended the previous year’s event; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees and; Phase 3 is for guests who register on the waiting list. Sign up now at chicago.dinerenblanc.com/register.

To keep with Le Düner en Blanc’s unique tradition, guests are asked to observe the following rules:

  • Once confirmed, guests’ participation is essential.
  • Dress code: It’s simple! Elegant, white outfits and accessories – originality encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
  • Table setting: all white and no disposable place settings!
  • Wine and/or Champagne.  Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
    • Per venue, City of Chicago and state laws/regulations/ordinances, guests are not allowed to bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy wine or Champagne must reserve a voucher through the e-store. Non-alcoholic beverages welcome.
  • The location is a secret. Guests meet at their selected departure point and are escorted by a DĂźner en Blanc – Chicago volunteer to the secret event site.
  • At the end of the evening, guests are required to take all of their belongings, leftovers and garbage, leaving the secret location as pristine as they found out.

    Guests must bring:


    • One table, two white chairs, white tablecloth, and white cloth napkins.
    • A picnic basket with food, proper stemware and white dinnerware.
      • A catered picnic option is available for those who do not wish to pack their own, available for pick-up onsite at the event. Guests wishing to order must purchase a voucher online through the e-store.
    • Valid Driver’s License or State ID are required (all guests must be over 21).

    For full details on the event’s rules and additional tips, please visit chicago.dinerenblanc.com/about.

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    CAPE CANAVERAL (June 28, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER â€“ A car trip on I-95 this July and August might bring with it more than just the usual sights. Passers-by could be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an extraterrestrial convoy, as a massive Mars rover concept vehicle, commissioned by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, makes it way on a custom-trailer up and down the East Coast for tour stops in select cities. The vehicle will make its first stop in Atlanta for a three-day stay at the Sun Trust Stadium beginning July 14, and will then make its way to Washington, D.C., Jersey City, and New York City, returning to Cape Canaveral in late-August.

     

    A highlight of the Summer of Mars campaign at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Mars rover was designed as a traveling exhibit to inspire the public about space exploration and interplanetary travel. The 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall rover will be on display at the visitor complex through the end of June, at which point it will begin its East Coast tour.

     

     â€œAt Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, we create immersive space experiences for our guests,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “The Mars rover will give guests a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars and bring the future of space exploration to life for the generation that will first step foot on Mars, as they see and learn what it will take to travel the landscape of the Red Planet.”

     

     In addition to the Mars rover, the free Summer of Mars Experience will include interactive games that allow consumers to learn about plant life and habitats on Mars, virtual reality which will transport visitors to the Red Planet, periodic pump rocket launches, photo opportunities, premium giveaways and more.

     

     Tour dates are as follows; for specific information and times, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com