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Pirelli Design Launches Audio Speaker

July 24, 2018 – Pirelli has joined forces with IXOOST, an Italian firm from Modena that specializes in high-end car audio, to create a new sound experience inspired by motorsport. The result is an exclusive hi-fi system that includes a cutting-edge Bluetooth™ speaker within a replica Wind Tunnel Tire: made by Pirelli for Formula 1™ Teams to conduct aerodynamic testing.

The wind tunnel is a vital tool for Formula 1™ Teams to study every aspect of air flow, in their unending search for optimal performance – where the tires play a vital role as well.

And from the scale-model F1™ Wind Tunnel tire, PIRELLI P ZERO™ sound by IXOOST was born. This is a mini tire that sets new standards of design and technology, traveling its own road when it comes to music.

The acoustic system includes a powerful amplifier with a 100-watt digital signal processor and is equipped with a 100-millimeter midwoofer as well as a 25-millimeter silk tweeter.  The whole system is made entirely in Italy by IXOOST, featuring hand-crafted unique touches and attention to detail.

With the most advanced 4.0 Bluetooth™ APTX technology, PIRELLI P ZERO™ sound can connect wirelessly to smartphones and other compatible devices, enhancing the audio signal in wireless mode and ensuring the best possible playback.

PIRELLI P ZERO™ Sound is available in nine different colors that reflect those used to distinguish the different racing compounds. Thanks to its appealing shape and extremely compact dimensions (330 millimeters diameter and maximum depth of 200 millimeters), this inspiring design piece will fit in anywhere, lending a unique and original touch to its surroundings.

The new speaker was previewed at the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2018. PIRELLI P ZERO™ sound will be seen in the F1 Pirelli Hot Laps garage during other Grand Prixs this year.

Meg Myers Releases New Album

Meg Myers’ new album ‘Take Me To The Disco’ is out today on 300 Entertainment and has been met with raves, leading the Associated Press to declare her “a genuine rock goddess,” saying “Myers definitely isn’t fooling around and there’s no denying the woman’s sheer talent, both as a songwriter and as a singer who can go from kittenish to face-melting in the same song.” The new album has also earned Meg a pick on NPR’s New Music Friday podcast, and praise from the New York Times, who dubbed Meg’s sound “seething and then exploding,” and Billboard, who called the new music “cathartic” and “life affirming.”

Meg appears today on Spotify’s New Music Friday billboard in NYC’s One Penn Plaza, and she’ll be doing a Reddit AMA about the album at 5 PM ET today via the IAmA subreddit. For more on the new record, read her recent interview with Uproxx here.

‘Take Me To The Disco’’ embodies dark pop sensibilities of Meg’s 2015 breakout record, with newly sharpened experience and maturity – where this time around, Meg explores love, loneliness and trauma with unflinching candor, facing her inner green-eyed monster head-on and attacking each bar with a primal ferocity. Watch Meg’s spine-tingling video for lead single “Numb” via NPR Music here: https://n.pr/2IAbyt6

Meg will embark on a national tour in support of ‘Take Me To The Disco,’ kicking off with a show at the Observatory in Santa Ana on September 15th and including stops at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, LA’s El Rey Theatre and more. Before that, she’ll stop by Amoeba Music in Hollywood for a special in-store performance on July 30th. Full tour routing below.

‘TAKE ME TO THE DISCO’ TRACK LIST

1. Take Me To The Disco

2. Numb

3. Tourniquet

4. Tear Me To Pieces

5. Jealous Sea

6. The Death Of Me

7. Some People

8. Done

9. I’m Not Sorry

10. Little Black Death

11. Funeral

12. Constant

TOUR DATES

Jul 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba Music

Aug 11 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory

Sep 15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Sep 20 – Dallas, TX @ Dada

Sep 21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock

Sep 22 – Austin, TX – Antone’s

Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Sep 26 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Sep 28 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva

Sep 29 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall

Oct 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 2 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Oct 5 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

Oct 4 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

Oct 6 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

Oct 7 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Oct 9 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side

Oct 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room

Oct 12 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s

Oct 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub

Oct 14 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Oct 16 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall

Oct 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

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WATCH THE DUCK announces summer tour

Photo Credit: Evan Tetreault, courtesy of Interscope Records

Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2018 – Singer – Songwriter & Producer duo, WATCH THE DUCK (i am OTHER/Interscope Records) will be embarking on a multi-city Sunsets & Slow Grind tour this summer. Kicking off in Dallas, Texas on July 20, the tour will also feature Rico Davis, Andreaevolves and a host of special guests. Check out the official tour video HERE.

“We wanted to create a kickback for people who work every day, people who are friends in real life, people who are actively trying to figure their sh*t out. We just want to create a place where people can let loose to good music,” says the duo.

Comprised of friends Eddie Smith III and Jesse Rankins, the group hails from Montgomery, Alabama. After building their name behind-the-scenes as producers, the group launched a career as artists in their own right. WATCH THE DUCK has consistently delivered through solo projects, featuring some of music’s biggest names, including: T.I., ScHoolboy Q, Afrojack and Steve Aoki. Currently under the guidance of Pharrell Williams, WATCH THE DUCK recently released their self-produced debut album, Delayed Adulthood under the duo’s newly created imprint called Children Need Exercise. It features their first single “There You Are.”

For more information on the Sunsets & Slow Grind tour, please visit: www.watchtheduck.com

Tour Dates:

Date                City                                         Venue

7/20                 Fort Worth, TX                        Shipping & Receiving Bar

7/21                 Houston, TX                            Axelrad

7/22                 Austin, TX                               Ethics Music Lounge

7/25                 New Orleans, LA                    The Drifter Hotel (Poolside)

7/27                 Montgomery, AL                     B.B. King’s at Wind Creek Casino (Poolside)

7/28                 Atlanta, GA                             Space 2, The Sound Table

7/29                 Miami, FL                                SOHO Beach House

8/1                   Chapel Hill                               Local 506 Music Bar

8/2                   Washington, D.C.                   Songbyrd Music House

8/5                   Philadelphia, PA                     Everybody Hits

8/6                   Boston, MA                             The Middle East

8/7                   Brooklyn, NY                           Friends and Lovers

WATCH THE DUCK’s Delayed Adulthood eAlbum

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Jess Kent Releases Two Singles

July 13th, 2018 (Hollywood, CA) Rising singer and songwriter Jess Kent releases two new singles ‘Bass Bumps’ and ‘No Love Songs’ today as a two-song bundle via Capitol Records and all digital partners. Download/stream both tracks HERE.

Taken together, the two tracks show different dimensions of the England-born, Australia-raised Kent’s impressive lyrical and melodic artistry, with ‘Bass Bumps’ representing her playful, spirited side and ‘No Love Songs’ (featuring Wes Period) tapping into her chilled-out, down-tempo vibe. Kent co-wrote and collaborated on both tracks with Justin Tranter(Gwen StefaniSelena Gomez, Years & Years) with whom she has been in the studio working on her debut album.

“Bass Bumps is an homage to Sydney and the raves where me and my friends used to party,” says Kent. “In the period of time when I was cutting my teeth as a writer and producer, the electronic scene there was vibrant, eclectic, exciting and full of fresh talent. I’m so grateful for that time.” No Love Songs’ came about because I’d been very deliberate in having a broad and bold approach to what I was writing about on the record. Part of that was making sure I was being completely honest about what I wanted to write about. This particular day, I actually felt like writing a love song! So I thought, I won’t be snob- why not?!”

‘Bass Bumps’and ‘No Love Songs’ are Kents’ first new songs since 2016, which saw the release of her debut EP My Name is Jess Kent. The EP features her breakout hit, the reggae-infused alt-dance-pop track ‘Get Down,’ which has racked up more than three million Spotify plays, as well as second single’The Sweet Spot.’

Kent is a self-taught songwriter with a natural skill for crafting boldly nuanced electronic pop music. Born in Derby, England, was raised in Australia and got her start in music thanks largely to her dad, a blues-rock guitarist. She has played guitar since age seven, spent her childhood busking with her brother, and grew up with a love for bands like Blondie and the Clash. Now 24, Kent has mastered a potent rap influenced, melodic delivery that pairs her brash energy and rapid-fire flow with lyrics both defiant and vulnerable. She has toured with ColdplayTroye Sivan, Daya, Nick Jonas and Years & Years.

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Professor Green Releases Music Video

13th July 2018, London – Multi platinum-selling rapper, Professor Green, releases music video for new track, ‘Count On You’, today.

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Produced by Greatness Jones and Jordan Thomas, Professor Green’s ‘Count On You’ features vocals from upcoming East London singer, JstJck. Premiered last night on Radio 1Xtra by DJ Target, it follows the 2018 release of Green’s ‘Mercedes Riddim’ ft. Dutch and ‘Unruly’.

The music video for ‘Count On You’ was shot in Holborn and directed by long-term collaborator and globally renowned photographer and film-maker, Simon Emmett. Highlighting Green’s status as arguably one of the UK’s most eligible Batchelors, the video centres around the theme of him speed-dating and features a cameo appearance from former Love Island contestant Montana Brown.

Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper, Professor Green (aka Stephen Manderson), has notched up two Top 3 albums and over 3.5 million combined sales in the UK alone since starting out as a revered battle MC. All in addition to presenting six critically acclaimed documentaries (for the BBC and Channel 4), publishing his autobiography ‘Lucky’, continuing his ongoing work as Patron of anti-suicide charity CALM, and, most recently, becoming a regular columnist for newly launched men’s title, The Book of Man.

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Four Prediabetes Predicaments

The Common Obstacles

You May Encounter(and Solutions for Overcoming Them)

When prediabetes threatens your healthy future, it’s up to you to reset your lifestyle.

But unforeseen obstacles could derail your progress. Here, I explain the HURDLE method and offer solutions for four obstacles you might face along your journey to better health.

Jill Weisenberger, author of Prediabetes: A Complete Guide

If you have prediabetes or have been told that you’re at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, you probably know that now is the best time to take action to improve your health. And hopefully you are already working on developing some habits and setting goals to get your health under control. But new habits are tenuous and can be easily broken. It’s normal to worry that an obstacle could derail your progress and send you back into your old unhealthy (and potentially dangerous) routine.

Obstacles are always lurking anytime you’re trying to adopt healthier habits. To be successful with your lifestyle reset, you will need to anticipate obstacles and have a plan to overcome them.

To do this, I advise brainstorming as many solutions as possible, including thinking of out-of-the-box solutions.

Eventually, looking for impediments to your success will become second nature. But when starting out, I recommend using the HURDLE method to overcome obstacles.

The HURDLE method is defined here:

H: How is your upcoming schedule different? Think about your day and look at your calendar for appointments and activities. Is there something unusual or at an unusual time?

U: Understand how these events, appointments, or obligations could derail you from your healthy lifestyle goals. Will something prevent you from eating a meal, getting to exercise class on time, or getting to bed at the usual hour? Will someone else be in charge of your meals or your schedule?

R: Record your options. Brainstorm and write down every possible solution, even the silly ones.

D: Decide on a solution. Pick one or more realistic options from your list of possible solutions.

L: List the steps. Record everything that you must do to make this solution work. Include if you need to buy things, wake up early, change your schedule, ask for help, etc.

E: Exercise your choice and Evaluate it. Carry out your selected option. Make notes about how it went, what you learned, and what you will do differently next time.

Often, the best solutions to problems are the ones you figure out on your own. At the same time, there are some common obstacles most of us run into, and it can be helpful to have some time-tested solutions for how to tackle these obstacles. Here are some common roadblocks and solutions for overcoming each.

OBSTACLE: You’re Too Busy for Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast can kick-start your good eating choices for the day and give you the energy for physical activity. But between getting the kids ready for school, taking the dog for a morning walk, trying to get out the door, running your morning errands, and getting to work, you may struggle to find time to eat a nutritious meal. Here are a couple of suggestions:

Find a few grab-and-go options. Some options include:

Whole-wheat tortilla with reduced-fat cheese heated in the microwave

Whole-wheat waffle with peanut butter

Greek yogurt and fruit smoothie

Overnight oats with strawberries and blueberries

Tuna sandwich

Cook oatmeal or egg-and-vegetable muffins on the weekend. Grab a single serving each morning.

Take a week’s worth of breakfast food to the office on Monday. Prepare and eat your breakfast at work. A few good choices are cottage cheese with fruit and muesli, yogurt with fruit and dry cereal, and an English muffin with almond butter and banana.

Ask a family member to prepare your breakfast. Maybe someone in your household has a little extra time in the mornings or they’re already making themselves breakfast.

OBSTACLE: There’s Too Much Tempting Food at Work

You’re working to take control of what you eat but find yourself backsliding at the office. It’s a common problem. Many people stay stressed-out or frantically busy at work, and they cope by reaching for unhealthy treats. Maybe you’ve had a rough day and your manager just bought a whole box of doughnuts to share with the team. Or perhaps it’s your officemate’s birthday and everyone brought in delicious treats to share (with very few healthy options). How can you resist?

Create a rule with exceptions. An important purpose of establishing “food rules” is to free you from an internal argument of should I or shouldn’t I. But occasionally allowing for an exception to the rule helps you stay on track. These exceptions need to be created in advance and not on the fly. Making exceptions in the moment is the same as breaking your rules.

My own simple rule is that I do not eat office junk food unless it is so unusual that I’ll miss a unique experience. I had another rule for eight years in a different office that I dipped into the candy jar only on Wednesdays. I always had Wednesday to look forward to, and I never argued with myself on the other days.

Limit temptation to one area. Ask your officemates to keep tempting foods in only one spot. Try to avoid that one spot.

Ask coworkers if they also want to eliminate certain types of food from work. You might be pleasantly surprised. After all, you aren’t the only one who cares about what you eat.

Pack your coffee in a thermal container. By bringing your coffee with you, you can avoid the junk food in the office kitchen when you need a coffee refill.

OBSTACLE: You’re at a Party Full of Unhealthy Foods and Drinks

You don’t want to blow all of your progress at a party. Success starts with intention, so avoid the temptation to simply wing it. Do some planning and strategizing in advance. Also, resist the temptation to avoid parties altogether just because you fear that you will lapse from your health goals. Here are a few tips for staying on track.

Determine your trade-offs. Will you skip appetizers and starchy sides to enjoy a piece of birthday cake, or do you prefer a cocktail and an appetizer? It helps to make these decisions before heading out the door.

Be cautious with alcohol. Alcohol has a way of leading people to greater food temptations. Start with a low-calorie, non-alcoholic drink and have a second non-alcoholic beverage after you drink a cocktail or glass of wine.

Take the edge off your hunger before going to the party. There is usually no reason to pre-eat, which often results in eating too much overall. But if you feel uncomfortably hungry when you’re teased with an abundance of party food, you will likely find it hard to hold control.

It’s okay to enter a party with a normal appetite. But if you need a small snack first, choose something healthful and filling like an apple, an orange, or a glass of vegetable juice. At the party, take your first bites of lower-calorie foods like fresh fruits and veggies or steamed shrimp.

Be active. If dancing or playing games is part of the party, join in.

Bring a healthful dish to share. If you know you’ll be tempted by a table full of cakes, cookies, and glazed meatballs, opt to bring a healthier dish that you can share with the group, like a veggie tray with hummus or fruit skewers.

Distract yourself. Keep yourself occupied with conversation and other non-food activities.

Avoid the buffet. When you’ve had enough to eat, position yourself far from the food.

Remind yourself of your new habits. Remember that just because you’ve always indulged in party food, it doesn’t mean that you can’t change that.

OBSTACLE: Vacation Disrupts Your Healthy Routines

Vacation doesn’t mean that you should give yourself a free pass. Avoid the mentality that you deserve unhealthful eating because you’re on vacation. Really, no one deserves unhealthful eating. Everyone deserves to eat healthfully, and everyone deserves just a bit of not-so-nutritious food tossed into the mix for a little extra fun.

Pack food for the trip. If you are traveling by car, use a cooler and fill it with fruit, veggies, yogurt, low-fat cheese and cottage cheese, vegetable juice, hard-boiled eggs, and a turkey or tuna sandwich. Whether you have a cooler or not, you can still carry nuts, dried fruit, some fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, whole-grain crackers, and granola bars or fiber-rich cereal bars.

Be prepared for plane travel. If you are traveling by plane, pack a small amount of perishable food in a plastic bag. Keep it cold with ice in a separate plastic bag. Airport security will probably want you to get rid of the ice before you go through screening. Once you’re through security, stop by a food vendor and kindly ask to refill your plastic bag with more ice.

Stock up on healthy choices. Once you’re at your destination, stock up on additional wholesome options. If you don’t have access to a refrigerator, keep a small amount of perishable food fresh with ice and an ice bucket. Or pack a collapsible vinyl cooler in your luggage for use while away.

Snack only on fruit.

Apples and bananas are great choices to carry in your purse or backpack. Or you can find fresh fruit at any grocery store and even at many convenience stores, gas stations, or coffee shops while you’re on the road.

Search for healthy dining options.

Ask locals for restaurant ideas and search menus online before going out to eat.

Walk whenever possible. Opt for a walking tour instead of a bus tour.

Stay hydrated. Carry a refillable water bottle and be sure to sip from it frequently.

Find a local gym. You may be able to get in a gym workout even while on vacation. Call around to gyms in the area where you’ll be staying and ask if they have any weekly membership offers. Or stay in a hotel that has a gym.

Decide in advance what amount of treats is reasonable for you.

Is it a glass of wine a day? A couple of desserts over the week? Create your rules and exceptions, so you have a working blueprint to follow.

By using some of these tips when you find yourself facing one of these common obstacles, you can help guard yourself against a full-blown relapse and protect your health.

If you do have some setbacks along the way, shake them off. We all have them from time to time. Note them for what they are—little lapses that won’t have a big impact if they are few and far between. Recognize all the little changes you’ve made that add up to something bigger—better health and wellness. So pat yourself on the back and soldier on.

The Score releases “Glory”

New York, NY (June 28, 2018) – One of 2018’s hottest breakthrough acts, LA rock band The Score –  Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover – release “Glory” today via Republic Records. Get it HERE.

The Score recently supported Echosmith on a successful cross country run. They’ve become synonymous with high-energy and hypnotic live shows powered by a string of smashes, including the red hot single “Unstoppable.

Don’t miss the band as they continue their powerhouse live run when they kick off The Revolution Tour this fall. The group will be joined by THE ORGHAN THE POET as direct support on select dates. The tour kicks off on September 11, 2018 in San Diego, CA at Voodoo Room @ House of Blues, plays major markets coast-to-coast for five weeks, and concludes with a City of Angels homecoming October 18, 2018 in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale here: http://www.thescoremusic.com/tour

Generating over 140 million cumulative streams to date and soundtracking a major JEEP Grand Cherokee campaign, “Unstoppable” can be found on the band’s full-length debut, ATLAS [Republic Records]—available now. Check out ATLAS here!

The Revolution Tour Dates:

9/11/2018        San Diego, CA            Voodoo Room @ HOB

9/12/2018        Phoenix, AZ                Rebel Lounge

9/14/2018        Dallas, TX                   Cambridge Room @ HOB

9/15/2018        Austin, TX                   Empire Control Room

9/16/2018        Houston, TX                Bronze Peackock @ HOB*

9/20/2018        Nashville, TN              The Basement*

9/22/2018        Chapel Hill, NC           Local 506*

9/23/2018        Washington, D.C.       DC9*

9/24/2018        Philadelphia, PA         Voltage Lounge*

9/26/2018        New York, NY             Rough Trade*

9/27/2018        Uncasville, CT            Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun*

9/28/2018        Boston, MA                 Sonia’s*

9/30/2018        Toronto, ON                The Drake

10/2/2018        Cleveland, OH            Cambridge Room @ HOB*

10/4/2018        Columbus, OH            A&R Music Bar*

10/5/2018        Chicago, IL                  Schubas*

10/6/2018        Minneapolis, MN         7th Street Entry*

10/9/2018        Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge*

10/10/2018      Salt Lake City, UT      The Complex*

10/12/2018      Seattle, WA                 Barboza*

10/13/2018      Vancouver, BC           Fox*

10/14/2018      Portland, OR               Holocene*

10/16/2018      San Francisco, CA     Rickshaw Stop*

10/18/2018      Los Angeles, CA         Moroccan Lounge*

*Opening Act THE ORPHAN THE POET

South African Air-Inclusive Special Offer Package

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Air-Inclusive 12-Night Package Starting at $2,999* for Travel August 11 – December 09, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 19, 2018) – From adrenaline-fueled activities, to eating German Bratwurst, to climbing majestic sand dunes at sunrise, Namibia is one country that should be on everyone’s must-see Africa bucket list. Enjoy the natural highlights of Namibia at your own pace with South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the leisure division of South African Airways.

SAA Vacations® has introduced “Namibia Discovery Self Drive Special Offer” vacation package for $2,999.00*perperson. Thispackageincludesround-tripairtransportationfromNewYork-JFKAirportonSouth African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, 12-night accommodations, an Avis car rental, and meet & greet services by SAA Vacations® representatives.

This package offers travelers the ability to enjoy Namibia, the land of endless horizons, on a leisurely schedule. Highlights include viewing the spectacular wildlife sanctuary that lives within Etosha National Park, rock climbing in the archaeological landscape of Spitzkoppe, experiencing the old world charm of Swakopmund and the opportunity to explore the towering mountains of sand in the world’s oldest desert, the Namib Desert.

“Namibia is a spectacular destination which offers exciting opportunities for the entire family. The Namibia Discovery package features some of the highlights of this incredible destination. From the Namib Desert to the world famous Etosha National Park and so much more, all for an incredibly affordable price,” said Terry von Guilleaume, president of South African Airways Vacations®.

Namibia Discovery – Self Drive Special Offer – $2,999*

• Round-trip Economy Class air transportation from New York-JFK to Johannesburg, South Africa and internal flights to /from Windhoek, Namibia on South African Airways

• 1-night accommodation at the Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg

• 2-nights’ accommodation at Vondelhof Guest House or similar

• 1-night accommodation at Okonjima Plans Camp or similar

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• 2-nights’ accommodation at The Stiltz Hotel or similar

• 2-nights’ accommodation at Sossus Dune Lodge or similar

• Meet and greet by South African Airways Vacations ® representative upon arrival in South Africa

• Daily breakfast

• Avis car rental with GPS included

This special package is available for new reservations, for travel between August 11 and December 09,

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BRAVO MEDIA’S “SHAHS OF SUNSET” RETURNS

NEW YORK – June 18, 2018 – Bravo Mediagets turned up whenShahs of Sunsetreturns for an epic seventh season beginning Thursday, August 2 at 9pm ET/PT. Though feisty best friends Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Mike Shouhed, and Reza Farahan have gone through just about everything together, the adventure is only just beginning as they each embark on the newest chapter in their lives. Familiar face Destiney Rose is back and when Mike introduces Branding Executive Nema Vandto the crew, the self-professed “white-washed Persian” wastes no time shaking things up. Still reeling from last year’s pitfalls, these tight-knit Shahs must confront deep-rooted issues – both within themselves and amongst the group – in order to lift each other up and take the next steps toward their future. For a sneak peek at the upcoming season, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/shahs-of-sunset/season-7/videos/the-shahs-are-back-for-season-7

This season, MJ is poised to marry her Prince Charming Tommy in true Shahs fashion, but her pre-wedding glow is dulled when her opinionated mother Vida gets involved and her father’s health begins to rapidly decline. When MJ finds herself plagued by indecision and self-doubt, the whole crew must come together to keep her steady and help get her down the aisle. Well into the second year of wedded bliss, Reza and his husband Adam are in the process of renovating their brand new house and settling down, but tensions build when one of Reza’s investments interferes with Adam’s surrogacy plans. Mike, ever the alpha-male with unrealistically high expectations, is determined to find the next Mrs. Shouhed, but does not take well to bestie Reza’s input on his dating choices, leading to a heated standoff during MJ’s bachelorette party in Vegas. Destiney is eager to dip her toes into the dating pool, but realizes she must confront her own trust issues first. In an attempt to find peace, she hires a private detective to track down her absentee father, but what she finds leaves her questioning whether she can handle the truth.

After a recent failed marriage, GG is on a quest for independence, but rethinks her decision to remain single and try for a baby on her own when newcomer Nema showers her with attention. Joining this audacious crew is never easy, but Nema manages to hold his own and quickly finds himself in a complicated love triangle. Looking to get to the root of his ongoing relationship struggles as an adult, the group bands together to help Nema gain the confidence to confront his unconventional family about his broken upbringing.

Tonight, Monday, June 18 at 8pm ET/PT, tune in to the half-hour special “Shahs of Sunset: How They Got Here” to revisit highlights from the past six seasons with best friends Reza, MJ, GG, Mike, Asa, and newcomer Destiney. Get a refresher on the series’ juiciest moments – from Reza’s on-again, off-again marriage, to MJ’squest for love, GG’s anger issues, and more – as the gang travels the world while navigating their loyalties, romances, and above all, their friendship.

“Shahs of Sunset” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions with Ryan Seacrest serving as executive producer & Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Eric Gardner, Lauren Weber, and Kit Gordon serving as executive producers. Hunter Braun serves as co-executive producer.

Classical Artist Andrea Bocelli Returns with New Album

Fresh from winning his Classic BRIT Icon Award and making a surprise appearance alongside Ed Sheeran at London’s Wembley Stadium, global superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli announces his brand new album Sì, his first recording of all-new material in 14 years, to be released on Decca/Sugar on October 26. The first single “If Only” is unveiled today, and Andrea Bocelli will perform the single on June 21 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.

Bocellis’ humble manner belies his international status as one of the worlds’ biggest classical stars, he’s sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty, performed in many of the greatest concert halls and opera houses, and sold 80 million records. Yet his new album sees him return to his roots, with an intimate collection of songs that celebrate love, faith and family. It was recorded at his home in Italy and was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed).

“I wanted to go back to my memories of being a young man, playing at a piano bar. Obviously since then, I’ve produced lots of albums, sung lots of covers, performed many other things. But at a certain point I said to myself: Maybe the time has come to put my effort into finding new songs. Like starting all over again, as it were, in my career.”

A true international artist, Bocelli recorded his first track from the album in three languages. “If Only” was co-written by Francesco Sartori and the late Lucio Quarantotto, who helped pen one of Bocellis’ biggest hits, “Con Te Partir” (Time To Say Goodbye), which was released over 20 years ago and has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album also includes personal tributes to his family and reflects his spirituality.

Andrea Bocelli was born with a gift for music and has gone on to become one of the most renowned singers, performing at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows. He has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Drawing millions in with his popular crossover appeal, Bocelli has collaborated with a host of A-list pop stars including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, and many more. He also wowed UK football fans with a performance for Claudio Ranieris’ Premier League-winning Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in 2016.

Bocelli will be back on the road later this year, touring worldwide with major US shows including New York, Las Vegas and LAߣs Hollywood Bowl. There will also be concerts in Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and the UK where fans will have the opportunity to hear Bocelliߣs new music.

Sì is an album about heart and soul, positivity and family, melody and magic. And for that reason, Bocelli chose the strong, simple title. “In this historical period we are going through right now, we too often say no. But yes is the word you say when you have your first kiss, when you agree with somebody, when want to make someone feel good. Sugar is the word you say every time things will end well. For a thousand and one reasons, sugar is the expression of a positive, powerful, human word and feeling and emotion.

And so, in his 60th birthday year, Andrea Bocelli is proud to return to where it all began. His uplifting new album  gives us a window into the world of this extraordinary singer and global icon.

Listen to “If Only”: https://decca.lnk.to/BocelliIfOnlyPR

Pre-Order: https://decca.lnk.to/BocelliSiPR

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