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Culinary Highlights SouthWest Germany

Culinary prowess abounds in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, known as SouthWest Germany. No less than 85 Michelin stars shine over this beautiful area that is dotted with fine restaurants, sustainable farming, traditional foods and timeless recipes adapted and changed to fit modern lifestyles and tastes. Two wine regions, world class Schnapps and delicious beer brewed through the centuries enhance your food experience. The state’s palaces, monasteries and fortresses are full of stories about dining and enjoyment, from the Romans to the stately castle kitchens. Small and large restaurants in urban contexts and village settings also offer memorable meals based on traditional recipes, local products and lots of creativity and training. From the village of Baiersbronn, Germany’s culinary epicenter with eight Michelin stars to the wine hotels in the Rebland outside of Baden-Baden and the castle restaurant in Heidelberg, visitors will be delighted by the quality of their meals and the beauty of the table settings and the professional service. Stuttgart will be celebrating 200 years of the Cannstatter Was’n beer festival this year and this capital of SouthWest Germany is pulling out all the stops for its visitors for the historical festival in the town square. Not to be outdone, Schwetzingen is in the midst of its celebration of 350 years of growing the royal vegetable, white asparagus, that once adorned the plates of only the kings and queens but now is a favorite with everyone.

We are looking forward to an incredible summer! Please come and visit!

Beer Here, Beer There! Beer Everywhere in Stuttgart! 200 Years of the Cannstatter Was’n Beer Festival

The first beer festival on the Cannstatter Wasen was held 200 years ago and this year they are celebrating with special festivities on the Palace Square from September 26 to October 3 with the beer festival extending to October 14. Originally the idea of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and his consort, Queen Katharina, it began as a combination of a festival for the general public and an agricultural fair, and it was intended to aid the recovery of Württemberg’s battered economy in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Last year more than four million people from all corners of the globe visited the “Wasen.” The original harvest festival has developed into a popular public celebration. This year Stuttgart will celebrate a double jubilee with the “Historical Festival 2018”: 200 years of the Stuttgart Beer Festival and 100 years of the Agricultural Show (September 29 – October 7) on the Cannstatter Wasen.

>>   Stuttgart’s Beer and Historical Festivals

Forty-Three Types of Beer, Four Historic Breweries and an 8.6 mile Beer Trail

Probably nowhere else in the world does a town have four historic, independent and family-owned breweries and offer 43 different types of beer on tap . The tiny town of Ehingen with 26,500 inhabitants is a beer lover’s destination but also a place that has old-fashioned charm and top biking and hiking paths to complement the delicious brews.  From July 7 to 9, the town pours out to celebrate St. Ulrich, its patron saint, and wooden barrels are all the rage. Nestled in the southeast of SouthWest Germany, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, the tiny town of Ehingen has a lot to tap!  Four historic breweries produce 43 different beers and have excellent traditional menus. Ehingen’s motto for itself as a “beer culture city,” has been awarded for the various beer experiences including a brewery tour, the effervescent seminar and the beer hiking trail to the BierKulturHotel, exhibitions and lectures to name just a few. With the free Ehingen app, you can participate in the theme city tour “beer culture city” on your smartphone or tablet: 365 days a year – 24 hours a day.

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Heidelberg is a Fun Loving, Café Hopping, Beer Brewing Town with Centuries of Charm and a University Atmosphere

For centuries, Heidelberg has been home to one of the world’s top universities, intellectual debate and science. The university continues to hold this elevated status today with students and professors from around the world coming to study there. Many people, students included, relish Heidelberg for its cafes, breweries, restaurants, student pubs and confectionaries.  Café Knösel, for example, is the oldest café in Heidelberg, where in 1863 the “chocolate student kiss” was invented. It has a cosy coffee house atmosphere in a traditional ambience. Also right in the heart of the old town, between “Heiliggeistkirche” and the “Alte Brücke,” lies Vetter’s Brauhaus. The inn brewery is an institution in Heidelberg where you can find fresh, home made beer white sausage and oven-fresh pretzels. Traditional student pubs, such as the Red Ox, right off the main square, are a must visit not only for the beer but also the food and convivial atmosphere with a piano player singing old student songs. Taking the funicular up to the castle, or even the steps will reward you with the possibility of eating at the elegant Michelin-starred restaurant,”Scharffs Schlossweinstube,” in Heidelberg Castle overlooking the old town and the river. Culinary tours through Heidelberg are bookable on the website.

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Eat Your Heart Out in Schwetzingen and Follow the White Asparagus Trail

The royal vegetable, first grown in the Schwetzingen castle garden in the middle of the 17th century and once reserved for the Electoral table only, is now available fresh from the field every day at the asparagus market or from the backyards of villagers in Schwetzingen’s old town. This world famous white asparagus season happens in April and May every year and the special types of asparagus shopped for by the Michelin chefs come from the town of Schwetzingen where they were first grown 350 years ago at the palace. Schwetzingen Palace is famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens. Remarkably, the original design, in all its diversity, survives to this day. It is highly recommended to reserve for an asparagus dinner at the palace restaurant where you can really dine like a king and queen and receive a royal welcome. Schwetzingen serves as a perfect base also to visit neighboring palaces and villages along the asparagus trail.

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Baiersbronn: A Culinary Pilgrimage Worth Making in the Heart of the Black Forest

Surrounded by lush green forests, Baiersbronn is a culinary pilgrimage worth taking. Although the town has only 14,500 residents, three five-star hotel restaurants hold an inspiring eight Michelin stars. The star chefs are not only known for the quality of their food but also for the charming and elegant atmosphere in which they present their masterpieces. This town does not pride itself only on its luxury offers and there is more than meets the eye in Baiersbronn. An impeccable combination of startlingly beautiful nature and delicious gourmet food everywhere from restaurants and inns and to picnic baskets filled with “Baiersbronn Treasures” creates a comprehensive travel and culinary experience for visitors. Also, nearby, in the Murg valley, the Eberstein Castle is flourishing after being renovated by the Overlack family in 2005. The Castle’s main restaurant holds its own Michelin star. The Eberstein Winery’s vineyards have been replanted and produce the highest quality wines. It is a fairy tale experience and the castle offers 14 rooms and suites.

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Little Dreams Foundation

Italian footwear house Giuseppe Zanotti as well as Miami philanthropist and jewelry designer Orianne Collins hosted a charitable evening of shopping at the brand’s marquee Bal Harbour Shops boutique. Proceeds from the intimate event benefitted Little Dreams Foundation, the organization founded by Orianne and Phil Collins in 2000 that is dedicated to uplifting children in the arts, sports and music with little to no financial means. Invited guests browsed the eye-catching collections from the brand’s “Endless Summer” capsule collection and nibbled on delectable bites by Sciuri Café and enjoyed a musical performance by the foundation’s Little Dreamers to round out the evening.

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Global Entrepreneurs Gather in Monaco for the 2018 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award

The world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs will descend upon Monaco from 14-16 June for the 2018 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

EY’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. In its 18th year, 57 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners from 47 countries will compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year title. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, 16th June.

The event will celebrate the impact that entrepreneurs have through the innovations, jobs and economic growth they create and a series of summits, keynote speeches, panel discussions and events of special interest.

The theme of this year’s Forum imagines the future of business by addressing the question: “Does industry collision shatter or shape our future thinking?”

Attendees will discuss and share disruptive ideas, challenge conventional ways of thinking and crowd solve issues of navigating growth at the new intersection of politics, economics, business, society.

We are offering interview opportunities with the below on Thursday 14th June and Friday 15th June and full (free) satellite service to global broadcasters from 9am CEST to 5pm CEST (Monaco time). Other times may be available.

• Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Winners – full list here.

• EY Leaders (including CEO Mark Weinberger; Annette Kimmit, EY Global Growth Markets Leader)

• Guest Speakers (Including Elle Macpherson, Co-Founder WelleCo; Sebastian Peck, Managing Director InMotion Ventures)

To book an interview, contact Steph or Caterina at +442073808000.

All assets will become available on website digitalnewsagency.com.

Full information about the event, judging criteria, keynotes speakers, this year’s country winners and more available on the EY website.

Youngblood acoustic version

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), release an acoustic version of their new single, Youngblood; Download/stream Youngblood (Acoustic) HERE. Youngblood is the title track from the band’s third studio album, out June 15 on Capitol Records and now available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Youngblood; and, Want You Back; See below for full album track listing.Youngblood hit #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and has over 64 million streams. Rolling Stone says, 5 Seconds of Summer shred on Youngblood. The song has a relentless, thumping rhythm, around which (5SOS) move between delicate verses and a booming chorus. Nylon declares, Youngblood is great. Like, really, really great and Alternative Press calls the song, stunning. Watch the Youngblood live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3Tour HERE.

Tickets for 5SOS Meet You There Tour, are on sale now at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased for the tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found HERE.

Following 5SOS five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the band decamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations. While expanding its musical parameters on Youngblood, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Hailed as the biggest new rock act in the world by Rolling Stone5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. She’s Kinda Hot, the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

The Maestro Moon Phase

This maestro moon phase watch features a mechanical self-winding RW4280 movement and is housed in a 40mm-diameter stainless steel case with a date window at 3 o’clock. The dial is enchanced by a delicate wave-like center motif and moon phase function at 6 o’clock.

“Murmurations”

Ben Howard’s new song, “Murmurations,” as well as his music video for the lead single, “Nica Libres At Dusk,” is out now—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE. The new music appears on Howard’s highly anticipated new album, Noonday Dream, out June 1 on Republic Records. Howard filmed and directed the “Nica Libres At Dusk” video with Australian cinematographer Allan Wilson in the Atlas Mountains.

The new music has begun to receive widespread critical praise—The Independent proclaims, “‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ is a sprawling, mesmerizing track that shifts restlessly, rocking back and forth like that small boat on the waves, with the familiar sound of Howard’s low, gruff vocals,” while Paste adds, “This seven-minute single [‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’] features Howard harmonizing with himself, as ambient chords slowly ease the quiet song into a grungy guitar riff.” NYLON furthers, “Press play and let this cinematic gem wash over you.” Additionally, you can watch Howard’s performances of “Towing The Line” and “Nica Libres At Dusk” on “Later… with Jools Holland” HERE and HERE.

Howard will return stateside this fall confirming a run of headlining North American dates, which include stops at legendary venues such as Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, Denver’s Red Rocks AmphitheatreLos Angeles’ Shrine AuditoriumNew York’s Hammerstein BallroomMontreal’s Bell Centre as well as DC’s new venue Anthem. Fans can purchase tickets at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live. See below for complete tour details.

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard’s debut album Every Kingdom was released in October 2011. The album sold more than one million copies globally, receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and winning him two Brit Awards in 2012 for “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.” The follow up, I Forget Where We Were, which was released in 2014 was met with similar critical and commercial acclaim—the album earned an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, and charted #1 in the U.K. Howard’s music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date.

Meg Myers “Numb”

Meg Myers reveals the chilling video for “Numb,” the lead single from her forthcoming album ‘Take Me To The Disco,’ out 7/20 on 300 Entertainment. The video, directed by Clara Aronavich, shows Meg going about her day in a haze, surrounded by people intruding on her personal space. It’s a powerful, spine-tingling visual that brings the song to visceral, disturbing life. NPR Music’s Bob Boilen called the video, “Singer Meg Myers Confronts ‘Innocent Touching’ And Microaggressions In New Video” Watch here and please share

Meg will be doing a Q&A about the video live on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/megmyersofficial

The song is about how I was feeling when my record company was looking for something out of me that just didn’t feel right for many reasons,” says Meg. “I was frustrated and it came through in this song. I discovered that this feeling was something I’ve experienced my whole life and decided to look within and confront it. I wanted the video to make the viewer experience this uncomfortable feeling.

In ‘Numb; I interpret Meg’s sentiment as one of desperate pleading for space, for room to exist quietly and at her own pace in a culture that insists on so much of her and for her as a female,” says Clara. “As I listened to the track on repeat I just couldn’t wrest my thoughts from a dance piece by Pina Bausch in which a woman is continually touched and measured by a mass of men in suits. So I decided to write an homage narrative that expands from Bausch’s conceit but that turns away from a purely gender-based backbone to a broader, societal one.

The New York Times called “Numb” “seething and then exploding,” praising the song’s “feedback-frothed power chords,” and Billboard hailed it as “cathartic” and “life-affirming.”

Meg will play select intimate shows in New YorkLAChicago and Kansas City in early support of ‘Take Me To The Disco,’ all of which are now sold out.

PRE-ORDER ‘TAKE ME TO THE DISCO’

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BUY/STREAM “NUMB”

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Meg Myers “Numb”

Meg Myers reveals the chilling video for “Numb,” the lead single from her forthcoming album ‘Take Me To The Disco,’ out 7/20 on 300 Entertainment. The video, directed by Clara Aronavich, shows Meg going about her day in a haze, surrounded by people intruding on her personal space. It’s a powerful, spine-tingling visual that brings the song to visceral, disturbing life. NPR Music’s Bob Boilen called the video, “Singer Meg Myers Confronts ‘Innocent Touching’ And Microaggressions In New Video” Watch here and please share

Meg will be doing a Q&A about the video live on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/megmyersofficial

The song is about how I was feeling when my record company was looking for something out of me that just didn’t feel right for many reasons,” says Meg. “I was frustrated and it came through in this song. I discovered that this feeling was something I’ve experienced my whole life and decided to look within and confront it. I wanted the video to make the viewer experience this uncomfortable feeling.

In ‘Numb; I interpret Meg’s sentiment as one of desperate pleading for space, for room to exist quietly and at her own pace in a culture that insists on so much of her and for her as a female,” says Clara. “As I listened to the track on repeat I just couldn’t wrest my thoughts from a dance piece by Pina Bausch in which a woman is continually touched and measured by a mass of men in suits. So I decided to write an homage narrative that expands from Bausch’s conceit but that turns away from a purely gender-based backbone to a broader, societal one.

The New York Times called “Numb” “seething and then exploding,” praising the song’s “feedback-frothed power chords,” and Billboard hailed it as “cathartic” and “life-affirming.”

Meg will play select intimate shows in New YorkLAChicago and Kansas City in early support of ‘Take Me To The Disco,’ all of which are now sold out.

PRE-ORDER ‘TAKE ME TO THE DISCO’

https://ffm.to/tmttd

BUY/STREAM “NUMB”

https://ffm.to/mmnumb

City Of Lies

The NEW TRAILER for CITY OF LIES has arrived

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.

Today would have been The Notorious B.I.G’s 46th Birthday….

Watch the trailer now and see #CityOfLies in theaters everywhere September 7th.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker

Directed by: Brad Furman

Produced by:  Miriam Segal

Written by: Christian Contreras, based on the novel by Randall Sullivan

Genre: Crime Drama

Distributor: Global Road Entertainment

Jazz Cartier New Single

Juno Award-winning critically acclaimed rapper Jazz Cartier shares his new single GODFLOWER. It’s available at all digital retailers via Universal Music Canada/Capitol Records.

Get it HERE.

Speaking to his panoramic vision, an intriguing concept drives the record. He comments, The driving force of Fleurever is duality whether it’s battling the balances of love and money, risks and rewards, right and wrong, or living and dying. I shed a lot of old layers in order to grow new wings.

A tastemaker favorite, XXL placed him at #1 on its Canadian Artists You Should Know, Noisey crowned him, one of the leaders of a new wave of hip-hop, and Billboard wrote, Jazz Cartier reigns from the Canadian capital. In a review of How Did I Get This Deep? Pitchfork claimed, Jazz Cartier has been tipped as the next big rapper out of Toronto, and if the lead single from his forthcoming Fleurever mixtape offers any indication, he may have finally arrived.