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Princeton University’s Vertical Farming Project

New Vertical Farming Initiative will Provide Cutting Edge Scientific Educational Opportunities for Elementary Students and Enhance School Farm to Cafeteria Program 

As Spring weather FINALLY arrives on the East Coast and gardeners and farmers eagerly await the planting season, Hopewell Elementary School Students in New Jersey have been enjoying fresh, organic produce they grow indoor all year

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University’s Vertical Farming Project announced they will partner with Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell, New Jersey to develop their vertical farm-to-cafeteria program.

Fifth grade teacher at Hopewell Elementary, Helen Corveleyn oversees the school’s outdoor garden beds, six indoor vertical hydroponics towers and has been instrumental in their new vertical farming initiative partnership with Princeton. Corveleyn will work closely with Princeton University’s Dr. Paul Gauthier, founder and director of the Princeton Vertical Farming Project to develop the program at the elementary school. The on-site, indoor classroom will be fully functioning in September 2018 and will allow preschool through fifth grade kids to mirror Princeton’s program while providing kids with fresh, organic produce for lunch and an invaluable introduction to hands on, cutting edge scientific development.

The Princeton Vertical Farming Project focuses on the sustainability and energy efficiency of vertical farming as they study production rates of hydroponic engineering systems along with marketing and economic feasibility. Gauthier says, “Two of the main challenges that vertical farms are facing revolve around awareness and data sharing. Through establishing a resonant collaboration with the Hopewell Elementary School, the Princeton Vertical Farming Project hopes to educate new generations about the benefits of vertical farming, and to inspire them to expand their knowledge through the application of new, groundbreaking research and technologies, which the farm has been producing. Furthermore, this collaboration will create citizen science datasets, which  will contribute to the improvement of the vertical farming field as a whole. By inspiring students today, we hope to shape the future of farming and reduce human impacts on the environment.”

Room to Grow–Princeton Vertical Farming Project Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=zzXkrIuzslY

Elementary students and teachers have embraced the homemade, nutritious lunch options infused with organic ingredients served in Hopewell Elementary’s cafeteria. Their community is excited for the new vertical farming initiative with the goal of featuring 100% of the lettuce in the cafeteria grown at the school. Additional vegetables and herbs will be grown, harvested and featured as well. Principal David Friedrich’s passion for locally sourced, homemade, organic food for his students is evident in the Organic Menu offered at Hopewell. The menu is now in its third year and has seen a 50% increase in participation from the start. Principal Friedrich says, “At Hopewell Elementary School, we are thrilled to expand the vertical farming initiative which reinforces our commitment to sustainability. As the first public school in New Jersey to offer an organic menu featuring homemade entrees, we will now be able to prepare more nutritious meals infused with our own vegetables and herbs grown and harvested by students. The project also supports hands-on, relevant and high-quality science instruction aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.”

Dr. Thomas Smith, Superintendent of Schools, remarked, “Lead by Mrs. Corveleyn and Principal David Friedrich, the Hopewell Elementary School has been a driving force in our district-wide sustainability efforts. The vertical farming project has captivated the interest of students and staff. By bridging the gap between science and nature, students can observe the real-life connection between farming and food by seeing what is necessary to grow and produce the food we eat. An important part of this project is that virtually all of the food grown in the vertical farm will be used in our school lunches.”

Children respond to living organisms in the classroom with excitement and passion. Typically in an elementary setting, animals and insects are a wonderful way to promote living organism studies, but at Hopewell Elementary School, they have captured a unique Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)–aligned curriculum that is plant-based and integrates both life science and chemistry. Corveleyn remarks, “No child is too young to understand hydroponics. The bottom line is, kids love planting something they know they can eat! Creating an opportunity for sustainable gardening for the future at a young age makes hydroponics not just a buzzword, but a way of life.”

Hopewell Elementary secured several grants to sustain the vertical farming project:

Sustainable Jersey / New Jersey Education Association ($10,000)

BASF Corporation ($5,000)

Hopewell Valley Education Foundation ($4,400)

Hopewell Elementary School PTO ($7,000)

Photo credit, David Friedrich. Additional photos avaiable upon request.

Lewis Hamilton Talks Travel Do’s and Don’ts

Ahead of the F1 Grand Prix race in Monaco this weekend, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton discusses the sport and reveals his travel secrets and guilty pleasures when on the road.

In a film released today, the four-time Formula One™ World Champion also reflects on first-race excitement, winning four world titles, facing the 2018 race season head-on, memorable circuits and meeting fans across the world. Through the Marriott Rewards® and SPG® loyalty programmes, fans can also get the chance to meet Lewis Hamilton as well as some of the world’s top athletes, musicians and chefs.

Speaking on film, the frequent flier gives the inside track on taking advantage of those hours buckled in to your seat; don a pair of high quality headphones and lose yourself in your favourite playlist; a good book helps wile away the time and will send you to the land of nod so you arrive at your destination energised. If in-flight movies are more your style, treat yourself to a little chocolate (not too much) and for max-comfort, throw a fresh t-shirt and pair of sweat pants into your carry-on bag.

But what’s that one essential Hamilton recommends you should never leave home without? Hand sanitising wipes. The meticulous traveller recommends giving the seat area a good wipe down first. You never know who was in that seat before you!

Hamilton also shares exclusive insights into his holiday habits. When not travelling for races Lewis leaves the trainers at home. It’s summer sun, flip-flops, a pair of shorts (never speedos) and a city-beach destination like Los Angeles for some guaranteed rays. Lewis’ first ever holiday was Ibiza with his family, and that was where he first drove a go-kart… the rest was history!

Right now however, his thoughts are firmly on Monaco this weekend. “You never know how you’re going to feel when you wake up on a Sunday morning. Every Sunday of my life racing-wise has been different, so I’m excited about that.”

Web video of this partnership is available free of all charge or copyright via:

https://dna3.digitalnewsagency.com/stories/12191

‪Nine Inch Nails Physical World Presale Events

LISTENING STATIONS DEBUTED TWO ADDITIONAL SONGS FROM 

BAD WITCH, OUT JUNE 22

COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018 TOUR 

STARTS SEPTEMBER 13

@nineinchnails Wow. NIN fans are the fucking best. Humbled by the massive turnout today. THANK YOU for trying something different with us. We cannot wait to see you in the fall. 

Tens of thousands of people descended on venues across North America as Nine Inch Nails tried a different approach to getting tour tickets directly into the hands of their fans. Taking place in fourteen cities, fans who waited in line at The Physical World presale events had first shot at the best seats for COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018. 

Lines were long at The Physical World presales often wrapping multiple times around city blocks but fans made the most of their time as they connected with other like-minded individuals. A locked box in each city contained a NIN listening station playing 2 new songs at loud volume on a loop, giving Ahead of Ourselves and Play the Goddamned Part their world debut.

Limited edition presale t-shirts and lithographs, customized for each venue, were available to the fans who made the effort to show up. Local businesses got involved, with Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas creating a custom Nine Inch Nails menu for the day and Chicago coffee roaster Dark Matter delivering a custom blend to the throng of fans outside the Aragon Ballroom. The events had their challenges, and venue and promoter staff worked closely with the band to resolve issues as they came up.

Trent Reznor says:

We’re playing a limited amount of shows in a more intimate setting this time around, and we thought we’d try something different regarding ticketing. Our goals wasn’t simply to combat scalping and resellers, but to turn the process into a communal activity. Although not without hiccups (we underestimated the turnout – Jesus!), it was incredibly rewarding to see actual fans getting great seats at face value and experience something together. We are very much looking forward to the shows – thank you as always for your support! #NINOnTour

@rogershepard 8 hours later, Row 4 for #NINONTOUR #Boston – humanity restored

@LTamasfi This #ninontour #nineinchnails event was amazing! We hang out all night, out tickets that came with a beautiful display envelope, I picked up a pre-sale limited edition lithograph, an event only t shirt, and got to listen to 2 unreleased tracks from the incoming album!

@blackcelebrantt You can only imagine the success we felt after waiting 6 hours. Last batch of VIP tickets in hand!

@earlypaintbrush Itߣs like the 90s but with less hair and more phones

@YogiJoshKenobi Aaaaaannnddd we got tix!!! waited in line for 2 hours, but worth it!haha and no fees too!!!

@trent_reznorߣs sinister plan succeeded after all

@StuntmanSeth We met some cool folks in line. And the staff was providing drinks and stuff. Much better than fighting with bots online getting nosebleeds

Instagram user Jennaxarkansas: Totally worth all of this. 4th row.

@LexiNicole85 Thank you @nineinchnails @trent_reznor for giving us an experience today. I had human interactions and met some awesome people! From the merch table to listening area of album. Everyone kept talking about how it reminded them of good ole days

@NannyNouvelle Scalper showed up, bought $500 in tix. Turned around and tried to sell GA $300 a ticket. Got hauled off immediately.

Reddit user TheJVR: Like most of you, I went to the venue nervous; not knowing what to expect, not knowing if I’d get tickets for sure…We were there for 4 1/2 hours, but the time flew by. I’d been planning to see this show alone (my wife isn’t interested), but me and two of the other guys ended up buying seats next each other for the same night (the seats in the section I wanted!). I’m no longer going alone. It’s my first show, so I’m excited to have company.

Instagram user Girlswannabeher: After 10 hours of waiting, standing in the rain and having endless conversations about this music and the gift if has brought to so many, these are mine. It was an incredible day to talk to so many strangers learn about their lives and share pieces of mine. Many of these people I would have never crossed paths with otherwise. The human experience is alive and well, the requirement isnߣt money or status, it is a desire to participate.

@wolves_lower: Yo Trent Reznor pulled the biggest trick of all and actually forced me to talk to total strangers.

Emotional Eating Contributing to Your Prediabetes?

Here Are Eight ADA-Approved Techniques to Break This Dangerous Habit

If you’ve got prediabetes, it’s time to adopt healthier eating habits. But emotional eating is one habit that could derail your progress and put you further at risk. Jill Weisenberger, author of Prediabetes: A Complete Guide, offers tips to help you stop emotional eating today.

Arlington, VA (May 2018)—If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or have been told that you’re at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, you already know you’ve got to change your eating habits. But overhauling your diet is anything but easy—especially when you’re feeling hurt, sad, mad, lonely, or aggravated. If you turn to food when you’re stressed or unhappy, you could be damaging your health with emotional eating.

“Plenty of people who try to adopt healthier eating habits often find themselves waylaid by emotional eating,” says Jill Weisenberger, who partnered with the American Diabetes Association to write Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses (American Diabetes Association, May 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40674-1, $16.95). “Digging into a carton of ice cream or bag of chips when you’re feeling down can quickly derail your health goals. And for the 84 million American adults with prediabetes, emotional eating can be especially dangerous to your health.”

Weisenberger says it can be hard to break the habit of emotional eating, because psychology and biology are both at play. People reach for “feel-good” foods like Mom’s cookies or a cheesy casserole. Additionally, stress hormones crank up the appetite, and eating releases the brain’s feel-good chemicals. Often, a psychotherapist skilled in working with people with disordered eating is the ideal person to help you. Ask your healthcare provider for a referral if you think a psychotherapist can help you.

Despite these challenges, you can learn to stop emotional eating with practice and diligence. Are you ready to break free of emotional eating and move one step closer to reclaiming your health? Here are a few techniques that may help you on your journey.

Keep a log. Record your food intake for a week or two. Track what you’re eating along with your mood. This process may help you find choice points in which you can learn to change your thinking and behavior and teach you to identify your breaking points long before you break.

“Consider keeping a photo log,” suggests Weisenberger. “If you’re about to eat, snap a picture. Do this for a week to see in color the choices you’ve been making.”

Notice and label your emotions. Having negative emotions isn’t usually bad. In fact, having negative emotions is actually normal. But taking a deep dive into a bag of salty, crunchy snacks because of negative emotions is unhelpful in the long run.

“Practice noticing and labeling your emotions,” says Weisenberger. “Are you sad, anxious, lonely, or mad? Naming them and observing them without judgment will help you learn about them. Many people find that journaling about their emotions is helpful.”

Imagine handling emotional situations. In your mind, practice responding to common triggers in ways that don’t lead you to overeating. Think about what you can do next time you feel overwhelmed with household chores or the next time you argue with your spouse or whatever situation leads you to eat emotionally. Over and over in your mind, practice acting in desirable ways. “Here again,” says Weisenberger, “many people find journaling enlightening and empowering.”

Create a plan. After imagining responding in positive ways, create a plan for difficult situations. If you need distractions, gather things to help you, such as puzzle books, adult coloring books, nail polish, a list of people to call, or a list of activities such as soaking in a bath or playing with your dog.

“If you know that exercise or meditation help you cope with strong emotions, plan to take at least five minutes for meditation or exercise,” says Weisenberger. “You may need more than one plan to address various situations.”

Practice non-food coping skills. Regularly soothe yourself without calories. Every day, take time for soothing enjoyment, so when the time comes, you have an arsenal of coping strategies at the ready. Some ideas include taking deep-breathing breaks, using adult coloring books, writing in a journal, listening to soothing or uplifting music, chatting with a friend, buying yourself flowers, or soaking in a hot tub.

“I regularly play with my dog, Benny, a perpetual puppy,” says Weisenberger. “I also call and text my daughters, spend quiet time drinking tea or coffee with my husband, take five-minute breaks outside, and sit alone sipping a warm and fragrant tea from a beautiful cup. How you choose to soothe yourself is as individual as you are.”

Adopt a morning ritual. A morning ritual potentially has the power to affect your entire day. A ritual is different from a routine in that a ritual holds a deeper meaning. A few examples are:

• Express gratitude in thoughts, a journal, or aloud.

• Reaffirm your goals in writing or aloud.

• Practice yoga, meditation, or prayer.

• Watch a sunrise.

• Visualize good things happening in your day.

• Recite affirmations or a mantra.

Build in food treats. Whatever food you reach for in times of stress probably has some special meaning to you. Is it chocolate, macaroni and cheese, pizza, or hot-from-the-oven cookies? Whatever it is, be sure to have some now and then. Not as a reward, but simply because you like the way it tastes. Practice enjoying this favorite food in a reasonable amount, perhaps as part of a balanced meal. Simply removing a food’s taboo label can be helpful. In this way, you are learning that it’s okay to treat yourself and removing the notion of treats as cheats. We all deserve treats, but cheat days are the wrong mindset.

Create a personal wellness vision and review it often. A personal wellness vision is a concrete and motivating picture of you being healthy, feeling healthy, and living a healthful life. Imagine yourself at your ideal level of well-being. How do you feel? Look? Act? Write down what this looks like for you. This vision will help you identify what is important to you.

“After creating your vision, be sure to regularly look it over! It’s easy to forget what really matters when you’re under stress or running in crisis mode. But knowing—and remembering—what’s really important steers you to appropriate actions.”

“Reaching for food to manage your emotions can be a very hard habit to break,” concludes Weisenberger. “Become aware of times when you look to food to soothe you, calm you down, or help you avoid your feelings. When you recognize that you’ve been eating with your emotions, you can change the behavior and continue striving toward your health goals.”

You can visit Jill Weisenberger’s website here

Graduate Fashion Week 2018

TALENT OF TOMORROW CAMPAIGN

@OfficialGFW | #WEAREGRADUATEFASHION | #GFW18

Now in its 27th year, Graduate Fashion Week continues to bring the latest innovative and exciting emerging talent to the world’s attention, showcasing the fashion innovators of tomorrow with a four-day event in London on the 3rd – 6th June 2018.

Graduate Fashion Week is the largest platform in the world for new BA fashion talent, highlighting the freshest upcoming stars in design, creative direction, marketing, communication, photography, illustration and all aspects of the modern business of fashion. Helping bridge the gap between graduation and employment, the event offers students a unique chance to meet industry contacts, recruiters and brand’s face to face, giving them the opportunity to kick-start their careers within some of the world’s most globally successful brands.

To kick off this year’s campaign, esteemed stylist and photographer Damian Foxe sought out his favourite graduate designs from hundreds of final year entries to be shot at the home of Graduate Fashion Week, The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Inspired by old school fashion and portrait photography, Damian played with the power of natural light which, when properly harnessed, sculpts the human form and magnifies its natural beauty. Using traditional, manual techniques such as offcuts of fabric and found fragments of paper and glass, he was able to manipulate the light to blur the lines between solid physical reality and pure fantastical imagination, adding drama and atmosphere to the final imagery.

Having already worked with some of the biggest names in cinema, upcoming Austrian actress Coco König modelled in the campaign photoshoot and said, “I think it’s such a wonderful opportunity being able to showcase these real art pieces and it’s an honour to be a part of it.”

The graduates chosen to debut their work in the photoshoot this season embody diverse influences and unique styles, with some focusing heavily on sustainability, using ethical materials and recycled pieces to decrease their harm on the environment. Photographed designs include aspiring designers from British GFW member universities University of Central Lancashire, University of the Creative Arts Epsom, University of East London, De Montfort University and Manchester School of Art. Whilst the Universidad de Vigo, Spain, was the first international school to have a student selected for the shoot and included in the campaign.

Martyn Roberts Managing & Creative Director of Graduate Fashion Week said, The work being produced for 2018 is of the highest calibre and the campaign is truly original and extraordinary, reflecting the talent on show at Graduate Fashion Week. We look forward to seeing the collections used in the campaign on the runway in June.”

Supported by the likes of Lifetime Patrons including Christopher Bailey, Victoria Beckham OBE, Vivienne Westwood DBE RBI and Nick Knight OBE of Show Studio, this year Graduate Fashion Week sees Diane Von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski join the ranks as Lifetime Patrons. This news confirms the charity’s growing international reach and the crucial role it plays as a global hub inspiring the world’s top designers.

Additional Global Ambassadors support the messaging of the charity throughout the industry including; Julien Macdonald, Caryn Franklin MBE, Holly Fulton, Gareth Pugh and Henry Holland to name a few and 2018 also sees multiple new premium and high street sponsors such as Levi’s, Superdry and Ralph Lauren join to support the charities goals within the industry.

With 25 catwalk shows including the University Group Show- GFW Collective, this year also sees the expansion of Graduate Fashion Week’s international Fashion Award show, increasing the amount of universities showcased from four back in 2011 to 45+ this year including leading faculties such as Parsons (USA), Shenkar (Israel) and Accademia Costume & Moda (Italy). In addition to the catwalk show featuring looks from the universities top talent, there will be an exhibition space for the international universities which very much focusses on the diversity and celebrates the strengths of each faculty.

Tickets are available now and open to everyone with a passion for fashion and design.

Media attend for free, register here for your ticket: www.graduatefashionweek.com/media

General tickets are on sale now from:     www.graduatefashionweek.com/buy-tickets

THE 2018 GRADUATE FASHION WEEK CAMPAIGN

Evelyne Babin – University of the Creative Arts Epsom

Born and raised in Tanzania, Evelyne Babin’s collection is based on the idea of letting different cultures from various East African dynasties step into conversation over their inherent beliefs and values.  Looking into the arts and crafts of the Swahili people of the island of Zanzibar and the banana leaf craft from her native Chaga village near Mount Kilimanjaro, Evelyne merges floral cut outs with dried banana leaves framed onto hessian and embroidery anglais fabrics designing a collection which portrays the vibrant colours and crafts of East Africa.

Sarah Seb – University of East London

Sarah Seb is passionate about making use of discarded material and lowering consumption waste. The collection explores the process of reconstruction in second hand clothing, as a type of mechanism to avoid the creation of new materials and to lower the impact of waste caused by the fashion industry on the environment. Using second-hand and used clothing creates a direct link to culture and history. Old clothes should not be seen as rubbish but as a canvas for each individual’s self-expression. It is vital that the already accumulated waste is dealt with instead of using more resources and causing damage in the name of fashion.

Rose Connor – University of Central Lancashire

Rose Connor’s collection is based on upcycling plastics’ after her research into oceanography and the effects of discarded plastics and their effects on marine life. Rose developed a technique of fusing newly created fabric, through heat pressing, plastics and in particular ‘bath-time’ plastics such as shower curtains’ and mesh shower sponges. The effects of her material manipulation technique, which is heat formed to the body, has created garments reminiscent of other-worldly silhouettes influenced by underwater coral and marine sea creatures. She had the idea of creating beautiful art work sculptures from the ugly devastating ‘islands of plastic’ that are polluting our ocean environments.

Elizabeth Hargrave – De Montfort University

The collection has been fuelled by the ethos of Russian Constructivism – the relation between human subjects and the mass-produced objects of modernity. Inspiring the design process with “the re-organisation of everyday life and calling maximum attention on the simplest things that surround us”, Elizabeth’s designs are simple but poignant.  She uses sustainable, biodegradable natural fabrics and natural dyes (e.g. berries, roots and tea)  in an attempt to educate and highlight that the use of synthetic fabrics and fabric dyes in fashion contribute to the world’s pollution and that the future of design lies in using these materials and methods that will eliminate the environmental impact of fashion waste.

David Cottington- De Montfort University

David Cottington’s graduate collection “im/maturity” is centred around the concept of maturity and development, something he believes is subjective and not always a negative trait. Each outfit in the collection has its own sub-concept – starting from birth, developing through the stages of life to old age. This really helped David to focus, giving each outfit its own personality but also working towards a cohesive collection.

Queer culture, humour and playfulness are also part of David’s everyday life and therefore translate into the fashion he creates. Hand crafted techniques, like crochet and hand painting are mixed with masculine tailoring and smart sport influences. The garments are intended to be masculine but with a softness.

Libby Bowler – Manchester School of Art

Libby Bowler seeks to combine traditional hand-craft processes with technical details and fabrics to produce innovative garments with a sensibility for sustainable design. Research themes which inspired the development of her graduate collection included mountaineering and naval expeditions, Inuit garment construction processes and the environmental protest group, Surfers Against Sewage.

Libby began the research process with a visit to the Imperial War Museum archive where she was able to handle historic expedition garments and equipment. She continuously studied historic and contemporary garments to aid design and construction skills. The colour pallet was inspired from art works from Tibet, the primary nationality of the Sherpas, who help transport equipment for Everest expeditions. There is also text extracted from survival guides and environmental protests that has been developed into graphic vinyl transfers which is a key process running throughout the collection to express a sense of protest in a playful yet informative way.

Jose Cortizo – Universidad de Vigo

Jose Cortizo has always been inspired by architecture and also honours traditional Japanese culture in his work. ‘Weekend Lovers’ is a fusion of these two inspiring motifs.

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma contributes to the collection his defense for the local, the artisanal that Jose translates into important interiors of dyed cottons, with rough finishes and transparencies in Swiss organdie. Volumes in the garments are achieved through the superposition, fed by the modular repetition, the scaling of patterns and manual pleating. The choice of outer fabrics is essential to give weight to add firmness to the pieces, at the same time as bringing out the duality in terms of quality with which the designer constantly plays. This is then married to the Japanese floral art of crystal embroideries full of delicacy and femininity, creating a masculine collection of great rotundity.

‘Weekend Lovers’ speaks of the casual lovers and the passion with which they relate.

Maria Hassan-Attah – Plymouth College of Art

The collection draws inspiration from Maria’s West African heritage, which is then fused with a contemporary Western twist, reflecting her upbringing in Urban Britain.

Influence has been taken from the rich West African culture Maria has been exposed to. This is articulated through bright, bold shapes and print. Her concept takes further inspiration from West African miner’s uniforms. These have been incorporated into design details, such as baggy silhouettes, strapping and oversized proportions. Also significant is the print, which Maria developed from West African art into her own modern style.

The collection is about celebrating history and heritage but also the multicultural modern world.

Boy – Jose Cortizo – Universidad de Vigo

Girl – Sarah Seb – University of East London

New Single “Come This Far” by Chloe Kohanski

PERFORMING ON THE VOICE SEASON FINALE MAY 22

LISTEN HERE: https://republic.lnk.to/ComeThisFarPR

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2018) — Today, Chloe Kohanski releases her brand new single “Come This Far” produced by MXM. Get it HERE via Republic Records.

Chloe speaks passionately to the song’s message of empowerment:

‘Come This Far’ is for anyone who has faced adversity. For anyone who has come from nothing… struggled and fought for their voice to be heard. For anyone who has manifested their own path and created their own destiny. I want anyone who hears this song to experience two minutes and fifty-seven seconds of bold faced encouragement to achieve every single one of their wildest dreams and then some.”

On Tuesday May 22, she makes a triumphant return to the season finale of NBC’s The Voice in order to perform the song for the first time on network television.

Nashville native Chloe Kohanski was the season 13 winner of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Voice.” She captured the hearts of millions on the show, but this was no overnight sensation. From the time she was a young girl, Chloe always wanted to pursue music. The road wasn’t easy. Early on she fronted several local bands but nothing ever seemed to stick. Chloe took a leap faith and auditioned for “The Voice,” season 13. Since winning the show, it has been a nonstop whirlwind. Currently, Chloe is in the studio working on her debut release. The new music will showcase her distinctly raspy vocal style and pay tribute to her rock and roll heroes. Stay tuned for new music via Republic Records soon.

Marvel x The Weeknd Present: STARBOY

“Vol. I Issue 1” Collection | 96 Hour Limited Time Release On shop.theweeknd.com

XO + Marvel announce the launch of a merchandise collection inspired by “Vol. I Issue 1” of The Weeknd‘s comic series with Marvel; The Weeknd Presents STARBOY. Ahead of the inaugural issue’s release date of June 13, 2018, the capsule features hand drawn graphics from the Marvel comic book as well as an XO + Marvel collaborative logo design. The 7-piece collection features t-shirts, longsleeves, hoodies, a hat, and a hooded coaches jacket and will be available for a limited window on shop.theweeknd.com for 96 hours only on May 18th – May 21st. (US + Canada only)

The merchandise collection marks Bravado‘s first collaboration with Marvel with more in the works to launch later this year.

© 2018 MARVEL / © THE WEEKND XO INC.

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TK Kravitz Drops Carib-Influence “Mile Away”

+ Lead Single “Ocean” ft. Jacquees – 23 million streams

+ “Space” ft. Sexton – Top 10 at US Urban Radio

[May 18, 2018] After the release of his bubbling new video “Ocean Ft. Jacquees,” TK Kravitz is back with his latest single “Mile Away,” which premiered via Rap-Up.

The Atlanta native and military brat told Rap-Up, “I wanted a fun vibe, but I didn’t want the message to get lost either. It’s about still being able to spot the bullshit from a mile away no matter what’s going on around you.

Keeping with his undeniably catchy hooks, TK delivers a mid-tempo jam with reggae-infused production. “Mile Away” is bound to be the summer soundtrack to everyone’s BBQs and day-parties.

Equipped with effortless melodies and clever lyricism, TK Kravitz has definitely built a strong foundation for himself in the music industry. His record “Ocean” featuring R&B phenomenon Jacquees was the #1 most added song at radio last week and his 2017 single, “Space ft. Sexton” reached #8 at US Urban radio. His unique sound and ability to brilliantly delve into R&B and hip-hop has garnered TK the attention of Complex, The Fader, Billboard, Hot New Hip-Hop, Singersroom, XXL, BET, The Source, and countless other publications. His incredible penmanship has allowed him to collaborate with everyone from Meek MillTy Dolla Sign to YFN Lucci.

Fans will be excited to hear that his second project, 2.0 is just around the corner! Take a listen to “Mile Away” below and be on the look out for the official music video next w.

Listen to “Mile Away”

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Click here to watch “Ocean” Ft. Jacquees Music video

Jessie J to Release Four Part R.O.S.E.

R.O.S.E. (REALISATIONS) OUT MAY 22, R.O.S.E.(OBSESSIONS) OUT MAY 23, R.O.S.E. (SEX) OUT MAY 24, & R.O.S.E. (EMPOWERMENT) OUT MAY 25

SHARES EMOTIONALLY CHARGED STATEMENT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “QUEEN”

WATCH HERE:  https://www.vevo.com/watch/jessie-j/queen/USUV71704767

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2018) — After months of fueling excitement and anticipation, JESSIE J unveils an epic four-part rollout for her anxiously awaited fourth full-length release R.O.S.E. [LAVA/Republic Records]. The schedule is as follows: R.O.S.E. (Realisations) out May 22, R.O.S.E (Obsessions) out May 23, R.O.S.E. ( Sex) out May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) out May 25.

“Its crazy that its been 4 years since I released new music.”  Jessie J says about upcoming release, “I have done so much growing in the last few years. You can hear it in the music, the songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”

Additionally, she shares a poignant, inspiring, and powerful music video for her latest single “Queen.Watch HERE.  On the track, her delivery practically chills, stretching from vulnerable verses into a seismic refrain befitting of its crucial message. The empowering lyrics, “I love my body, I love my skin, I am a goddess, I am a queen,” come to life on-screen in the video.

Jessie J comments on the songs powerful message, “The song QUEEN is so much bigger than me. The message it carries and the power the message has, has the potential to live on forever. I truly want as many women around the world to hear the song. To feel the lyric, to believe them, and to sing them OUT LOUD!! It was so important to me to have real women celebrated in the video. There is no better time than now to empower each other and lift each other up. I hope this video and song can help and remind any woman that she is beautiful and is a QUEEN. All women are QUEENS”

The QUEEN video celebrates a series of all women from multicultural backgrounds, including Lizzie Velásquez star of the powerful documentary A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velásquez Story and Fullscreen’s Unzipped. It’s Jessie J’s rawest and realest statement to date.

Jessie J first heralded R.O.S.E. with the single “Think About That,” singing an honest lyric giving her heartbeats an insight into her new feel and sound. Followed by the release of “Not My Ex” which has already reached 7 million Spotify streams and 20 million YouTube/VEVO views. In addition to working on the anticipated release, Jessie J also launched a sold out headline tour of intimate venues worldwide, and contributed “I Got You (I Feel Good)” to the Fifty Shades Freed Original Motion Picture soundtrack.  Most recently she had tremendous success in China, joining the TV show SINGER – a singing competition where she performed each week in front of a television audience of 250 million with a grand finale viewership of a 1 billon. Not only was Jessie J the first international artist to ever compete alongside the biggest artists in Asia, but also the first to ever win.

R.O.S.E. TRACKLISTINGS –

R.O.S.E. (Realisations) 

OH LORD (Interlude)

THINK ABOUT THAT

DOPAMINE

EASY ON ME

R.O.S.E. (Obsessions) 

REAL DEAL

PETTY

NOT MY EX

FOUR LETTER WORD

R.O.S.E (Sex) 

QUEEN

ONE NIGHT LOVER

DANGEROUS

PLAY

R.O.S.E (Empowerment) 

GLORY

ROSE CHALLENGE (Interlude)

SOMEONE’S LADY

I BELIEVE IN LOVE

MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK FROM CAPITOL RECORDS SET FOR JULY 13th RELEASE

PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE INCLUDING A DOWNLOAD OF WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

“My nomination for the best ABBA track that wasn’t a hit in the U.S.: When I Kissed the Teacher, a zestful number that recalls the teen passion of such Phil Spector productions as the Ronettes’ Be My Baby,” said Robert Hilburn.

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Hollywood, CA (May 10th, 2018) – Capitol Records is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack this summer. The highly anticipated soundtrack will be released on July 13th, with the film following a week later. The soundtrack is available to pre-order HERE, with When I Kissed the Teacher sung by Lily James as Young Donna and her group, The Dynamos, available immediately upon pre-order. Watch the lyric video for When I Kissed the Teacher HERE.

Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the films original cast returning and new additions including James and Academy Award winner Cher, the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. Watch the trailer for MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN HERE.

Original ABBA member Benny Andersson produced and arranged the soundtrack. The song When I Kissed the Teacher remains a favorite for critics in a catalog of smashes by one of the best-selling artists of all time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees ABBA. The Telegraph lists the song as one of ABBA’s hidden gems, offering it as an alternative to “Waterloo. The Los Angeles Times said ‘When I Kissed the Teacher’ is the most convincing thing ABBA has done because it injects some sly, mocking humor and passion that offsets the group seriousness.”

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN will see Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters reprising their roles from MAMMA MIA! The Movie. Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsg, Dominic Cooper, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies complete the cast.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie, released in 2008, also based on the songs of ABBA, is one of the highest-grossing live-action musicals of all time. Its companion soundtrack sold 1.5 million copies in the UK and achieved global sales of over 7.7 million. Almost a decade since its release, its popularity has not waned. There have been 406 million combined streams of MAMMA MIA! The Movie Soundtrack. ABBA are one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The Swedish quartet have sold over 385 million albums worldwide, and their songs have been streamed over 2.8 billion times.

The release of MAMMA MIA! The Movie prompted a surge in sales for ABBA, whose hit compilation ABBA Gold went back to Number One in the albums charts some 16 years after its original release.

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