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DECLAN J DONOVAN

22-year old UK singer-songwriter Declan J Donovan’s releases latest song “Vienna.”  “Vienna,” recorded with George Ezra producer Cam Blackwood, captures Donovan’s storytelling knack.  He weaves tales about his friends and family into his songs and loves finding magic in the mundanity of everyday life.  

LISTEN TO “VIENNA” HERE, WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

The first track Declan ever wrote, “Fallen So Young,” written especially for his brother’s wedding, was a huge success when he uploaded it to Soundcloud, getting a million plays within six months. In the wake of that triumph, he self-funded three tours around the UK and Europe, eventually landing a record deal at Epic Records in Germany, where major labels caught word of this unsigned troubadour from England playing to sold-out crowds who knew the words to every song.  He was one of the only unsigned acts to play last year’s BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, appearing alongside Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith and more.

Love It!

Love It is an up-tempo, Hip-hop trap anthem for the ladies that will definitely have you up dancing and feeling yourself in the first 30 seconds! Rappers like Gunna and Lil Baby were Serayah’s inspiration for this record! 

Serayah on “Love It:”

“I appreciate the new social media epidemic, but with that comes a lot of flexing and fake attitudes. I walked in the studio and I told Jabari let’s make a song about “New Hollywood”. Let’s shine a light on how unimportant it is to acquire all the materialistic things and create a real purpose for what we do, after all the world is watching.”

Climate Catastrophe

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ are pleased to present Don’t Look At That Tree, his newest monumental outdoor artwork installed at City Park in Streator, Illinois.

Don’t Look At That Tree consists of a 100-foot-high hickory tree strewn with several rolls of yellow crime scene tape. Visitors can view the artwork on June 28, 2019 and it will remain visible to the public until June 30, 2019. The artwork will be situated at the intersection of Park and Hickory streets, near the park’s entrance.

This artwork explores The Mechanism of Denial, a defense mechanism first proposed by Anna Freud which involves an individual or groups refusal to accept reality, thus blocking external events from awareness. “So far”, writes LG Williams, “our response to the challenge of our climate catastrophe exposes a fundamental failure of collective engagement and imagination.”

 

ErgoErgo

It’s almost summertime and you know what that means! Everyone wants to turn their mom/dad bods into beach bods. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that by the time summer comes, most people will give up on slimming down for their dream bikini or for those Instagram selfies. We’ve all been there. We’ve all said we’re going to shed a few pounds and then quit on our journey. I’d love to offer an option that can be incorporated into your everyday routine so that you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

ErgoErgo is an extraordinary seating concept combining the benefits of active sitting with a bold contemporary design. ErgoErgo encourages us to sit as nature intended. Rock gently in any direction to build strength & flexibility. ErgoErgo encourages us to sit as nature intended – your body feels a new ease and freedom. The core muscles are engaged, the spine achieves its natural curve, the pelvis gently moves, circulation improves and the legs stretch.

With its durable quality, timeless design, and fun colors, you can sit joyfully for years to come and enjoy a stool that also doubles as a piece of art! I’d love to work on a story that will offer your audience a new year’s resolution that is fun, and easy to keep!

ErgoErgo: Perfect for working and relaxing. Use it in offices, schools, libraries, dorms, hotels, healthcare facilities…the possibilities are endless. ErgoErgo is great public seating. And it’s compact enough for the smallest space. ErgoErgo compresses slightly when you sit on it to the height of a standard chair, which makes it perfect for a standard desk height.

ExtraErgo: ExtraErgo offers all the benefits of ErgoErgo. Your body is free to move, your core is engaged. With its larger seat, Extra Ergo provides more comfort for taller, larger people, and more stability for every body.

KidsErgo: The revolutionary KidsErgo is the safe and healthy way to sit. Children are happier and learn better when they can sit actively. Teachers report that students sitting on KidsErgo often improve significantly in posture, concentration, participation, and behavior. Children love KidsErgo’s friendly shape and its rainbow of bright colors.

Visit http://ergoergo.com for all available colors, more information and let me know if I can answer any questions! Thank you!!

It is so much more than a stool: Winner of the Academic Choice Mindspring, The Good Design, The Edison And Parents’ Pick Awards, ErgoErgo recognized that our bodies were made to move! Active sitting wakes up your body. Relax and enjoy the freedom from traditional static sitting. Engage your core muscles, keep your spine supple, improve your circulation, and ease your breathing. After sitting on ErgoErgo, ordinary chairs seem…well, just ordinary.

Laughing Lotus

It was 1977 when it all started for Dana as she grew up to the sounds of Donna Summers and the Beegees. “Oh how my parents loved to dance,” she said. Dana grew up and never wanted the dance party to end, so in 1987 she opened a joint in Hell’s Kitchen called Trixies, her nickname, and the place quickly became famous for the wild spirit of celebration she and her team created. Wacky and talented musical acts came in from all over the world to sing and play the spoons. They were featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and KathyLee & Regis. Soon after the explosion on the dance scene, Trixie, the “party girl” met yoga. At the time, Dana was doing high step aerobics, taking hip hop dance classes and she rode her bicycle everywhere. “It was surprising for me to find yoga, yet all the ingredients were always there – my love for music, movement and friends. This was my opportunity for awakening,” Dana said.

During Dana’s early years of practicing yoga, it felt like yoga was one practice and her love for dancing another. They were separate. It took years of showing up in her personal practice for her to begin to listen and trust and follow her passion to integrate movement, music, the flow of the breath, and a spiritual purpose. Finding herself and her voice was a slow process, but a natural one. Sometimes the music inspired the movement and sometimes the movement inspired the music and soon new shapes emerged — Krishna, Kali, Rainbow Warrior, oh my.

With the help and collaboration of Dana’s longtime partner, Jasmine Tarkeshi, the two cofounded and opened Laughing Lotus in New York City on a rooftop playground in 1999 and Lotus Flow, our Vinyasa style of Yoga, became a signature style where dance, devotion and discipline are the three major tenets.

The practice continues to be a fresh and creative celebration with Jasmine and all of the teachers at the Lotus. There’s an incredible architecture or form to the sequencing. It’s called freedom. There’s form and there’s formlessness and the mantra at Laughing Lotus is “Move Like Yourself.”

It’s 2012 and Laughing Lotus had a Dance Hall, a disco ball, a 40-foot graffiti wall and a Glitter Bar. It’s a community center, a spiritual community that nourishes your being, helps makes the teaching practical and teaches us all valuable lessons in sharing, empathy and seva. Today in NYC, millions of breaths later, tens of thousands of chakras opened and with over one thousand teacher graduates Laughing Lotus is having a yoga festival, a lotus reunion to gather, to share, to chant to celebrate and of course to DANCE! Here we are in 2019, and Laughing Lotus has introduceded NYC’s first ever Queens and Queers: Fluid Flow class that will live on the schedule and be offered monthly. This weekly Fluid Flow is designed for LQBTQ Community and your sparkly friends. Enjoy your Glittery Loving Yoga home where you can be YOU, connect more deeply to each other and your Highest Self. Dana’s love for the LGBTQ community has harnessed a deep connection throughout the years and with this connection, comes the newest collaboration with the K-Deer family; the first non-gender focused yoga pant, “The Dana” which has launched and can be spotted on some of the biggest influencers.

Kygo To Attend PrideFestival

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo will take the stage for PrideFestival’s closing party, where all net proceeds will be donated to LGBTQ charities, on June 30th at Javits Center. Would love for you to attend, please let us know if you can make it and we will add you to the guest list.
KYGO HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Earlier this month, Kygo took his KygoLife brand to the next level by launching his new noise cancelling Kygo headphones.
  • He was recently named the newest global ambassador for Ralph Lauren’s Polo Red. 
  • Kygo recently teamed up with Rita Ora for the new single Carry On from the blockbuster POKEMON Detective Pikachu. The song eclipsed 83 million Spotify streams and over 59 million YouTube views (HERE).

Lux

This November, read the entire epic of Luxanna “Lux” Crownguard, the noble born mage who has been casting her spell on readers in her digital-first comic series! Soon, and for the first time in print, you can read her comic adaptation in full based on lore from Riot Games’ LEAGUE OF LEGENDS!

John O’Bryan, who has written for a number of animated TV shows including “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” is joined by the artists of Tan Studios, with penciling by Billy Tan, inks by Haining, and colors by Gadson. In Lux’s shining city of Demacia, order reigns. The realm is safe, and the people are happy…unless you’re a mage. In a place where ‘Mageseekers’ outlaw magic, Lux must hide who she truly is when she begins to exhibit light powers. But when she seeks out an imprisoned mage to learn to control her magic, will she protect herself…or doom Demacia?

In addition to delving into Demacia’s rich history, this adventure also features champions Garen and Sylas, and explores their relationships with Lux. Will Lux choose to stand with her brother Garen and the ruling class…or will she choose her place amongst the downtrodden Mages at the fringes of society? In the ultimate journey of self-discovery, Lux must straddle the line between her privileged birthright and her burgeoning abilities.

Whether you’re a fan of the game, or new to comics, this exceptional origin story is a great place to dive in. Preview this story now, and please visit Marvel.comfor more information.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: LUX TRADE PAPERBACK

Collecting LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: LUX #1-5

Written by JOHN O’BRYAN

Pencils by BILLY TAN

Inks by HAINING OF TAN COMICS

Colors by GADSON OF TAN COMICS

Cover by BILLY TAN, HAINING AND GADSON OF TAN COMICS

On Sale 11/6/2019

To find a comic shop near you, visit marvel.com/marvel80 or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

 

X Ambassadors “Orion”

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors released their new album ORION June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.  X Ambassadors worked with a crew of trusted producers among them Ricky Reed, Andrew Wells, Jayson DeZuzio,  and Rodney Jerkins, on their sophomore release. The band released “BOOM,” the first track off ORION in January and leading up to the new album gave fans a taste of what’s to come with the songs “HEY CHILD” and current single “HOLD YOU DOWN.”  

X Ambassadors will perform album release shows in five cities (Boston, New York, Toronto, St. Louis and Chicago) where they will showcase new material from ORION plus fan favorites. The band recently announced a fall headline tour. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit  www.xambassadors.com. 

X Ambassadors‘ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to Billboard stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles “JOYFUL” and “Don’t Stay” followed by a North American headline tour. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities.  In 2019 X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision. 
 

What Would Christina Milian Wear?

Christina Milian’s latest venture is a fashion collab with ZCRAVE, the one stop shop for all the fashionistas out there. Their wide range of trendy fashion pieces that seems straight off the runway like dresses, tops, bottoms, and shoes will keep you looking like a fashion influencer every day. The line, ZCRAVE X CHRISTINA MILIAN features a collection of pieces chosen by Christina that express her sexy, fun, and edgy personality.

Photo credit: Marcus Derricotté