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Jordan Smith Releases “Only Love” Official Music Video Out Today

Vocal powerhouse Jordan Smith releases his official music video for his hit “Only Love” today.

Over the weekend, Smith received praises from legendary music icon Sir Elton John, who called his single a “very great pop song” and “beautifully sung” on his Beats1 Rock Hour Radio show. Listen to it here to check it out.

“Only Love” is the first single and title track of Smith’s third full-length album. Recorded from Republic Records, get the song right here and don’t miss it.

Smith recently performed “Only Love” and “Feel Good” on Good Morning America, causing the single and album to skyrocket to the top of the charts!

His song represents a major milestone for him as it represents his most personal material yet.

For the first time, Smith also teamed with GRAMMY Award-winning hit-maker RedOne to spearhead production

The upcoming album also features a song written by John Legend, “End in Love.”

Something Beautiful entered the Billboard Top 200 at #2 and marked history as the highest debut ever and biggest first-week seller from a winner of The Voice. He continued to wow the audience with his first Holiday album and public television special of the same name, ‘Tis The Season. The record captured #1 on the iTunes Holiday Albums Chart and Amazon Digital Albums Chart and scored yet another Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200.

Expanding his reach, he co-wrote Celine Dion’s “Ashes” for Deadpool 2 in 2018. A new version of “Ashes” sung by Jordan himself is featured in the movie in the Super Duper Cut as well as the Deluxe Soundtrack for the film out now.

Bobby Sessions’ New Release

The Dallas-born rapper Bobby Sessions releases his “Black Neighborhood” music video. Watch it here to check it out.

Sessions has a lot to say in his music and it’s often about the condition of Black America. In our modern day, we have faced countless issues where racial discrimination still exists, and Sessions uses his music to express just that.

With an elastic flow and impassioned lyrics, he acts as a self-contained Black Lives Matter rally. Sessions channels the anger, the despair, the injustice, and the heartbreak that accompany the cycle of systematic racism.

The American rapper is not afraid of the reactions that may occur in response to his music. It’s a bold attempt but in a genre that glorifies the money and clout, the main message that Sessions spread is something that America should listen to.

If you wish to check out his music click here.

Beth Ditto × Sam Smith Tour

Today, Beth Ditto announces that she will be direct support for Sam Smith on the upcoming leg of The Thrill Of It All Tour. Ditto will join Smith starting August 14 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN through September 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Following that run, Ditto will also join Florence + the Machine for two special shows at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 5 and 6. Full routing can be found below.

On July 17, Ditto will appear as a guest on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss her role in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which will be released this Friday. After the film’s Sundance Film Festival premiere this year, Vulture wrote, A first-time actress, the 36-year-old musician Beth Ditto, all but takes over as the large and lovably extroverted member of the group.

Last year, Ditto released her debut solo album, Fake Sugar. The New York Times praised Ditto as a powerhouse singer and noted that the album’s songs have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger. The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of The Best Music of 2017 and observed, Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity Beth Ditto delivers. Paper christened Ditto rock’s homecoming queen while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its Picks, observing, Whether it’s a glittering stomper (Oo La La) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout.

Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Sam Smith

8/14 | St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

8/15 | Chicago, IL @ United Center

8/17 | St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena

8/18 | Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

8/21 | Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

8/22 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

8/24 | Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

8/25 | Anaheim, CA @Honda Center

8/29 | Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

8/31 | Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena

9/1 | San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

9/4 | Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

9/5 | San Jose, CA @ SAP Center @ San Jose

9/7 | Portland, OR @ Moda Center

9/8 | Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center

9/10 | Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena&#a0;

9/12 | Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

9/13 | Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Florence + The Machine

10/5 | Washington, D.C @ The Anthem

10/6 | Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem

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DOIHAVETHESAUCE?

SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD DROPS NEW ANTHEM “DOIHAVETHESAUSE?”

Today, one of hip-hop’s most disruptive forces SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD shares his new single “DOIHAVETHESAUSE?”at all digital retailers via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records.

Get it HERE.

“DOIHAVETHESAUSE?” sets the stage for the release of his anxiously awaited mixtape,The Book Of Eli—due out very soon.

Averaging over 4 million streams per week on Soundcloud and 3.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD has quickly become an inescapable and influential hip-hop force. Updating 2017’s You Will Regret, the recently released You Will Regret (Reloaded) boasts three anthems that each cracked 30 million Spotify streams and are RIAA Certified Gold, namely “BabyWipe,” “Take A Step Back, and “Catch Me Outside.Applauded by Pigeons & Planes, HotNewHipHop, XXL, and many more, he remains both a critical and fan favorite.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

HER UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NEIGHBORHOOD”

HER UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NEIGHBORHOOD”

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ARRIVES 3/30 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Today, Her reveal the music video for their brand new single “Neighborhood.

This is the latest song to be released from the critically acclaimed band’s highly anticipated self-titled full-length debut, Her [Republic Records] — available everywhere March 30, 2018. Pre-order it here.

Watch the videoHERE.

While still in school, the half-German Victor and the French Simon met in 2007, bonded like long lost brothers, started making music together equally informed by old school soul a la Otis Redding and post-Yeezus hip-hop, and formed Her in 2015. Success followed as the breakout “Five Minutes” soundtracked Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign and eventually generated over 6.7 million Spotify streams. The duo released a pair of EPs Her Tape #1 and Her Tape #2, spawning fan favorites such as “Quite Like,” “Union,” and “Her” and amassing over 20 million cumulative Spotify streams. Merging artfully seductive and provocative visuals and dreamy newer wave pop with a jazz undercurrent, the boys crisscrossed the globe in support of the EPs, including making waves stateside. In the middle of it all, unbeknownst to anyone but those closest to him, Simon lost a long, quiet, and arduous battle with cancer in August 2017. With his friend’s spirit always close by, Victor worked on what would become the duo’s 2018 major label full-length debut, Her [Republic Records].

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING TOUR

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ULTRAVIOLET OUT NOW

“Starting this month you’ll know her as your new playlist obsession.” – Marie Claire

“The tracks on Justine Skye’s first album, ULTRAVIOLET, are as infectious as her Brooklyn swagger.”  – Cosmopolitan 

ULTRAVIOLET finds the singer at her most confident.” – Elle.com

Today, singer, songwriter, fashionista, and actress JUSTINE SKYE announces the dates for her first headlining North American Tour this spring. Tickets go on-sale HERE beginning March 1st.

Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

JUSTINE is on the road in support of her full-length debut ULTRAVIOLET [Roc Nation]—available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it HERE.

This past week, she brought the house down at an Apple in-store event in Brooklyn, giving fans a taste of what to expect on the road. Just prior, she led the return of the TUMBLR IRL series in New York City. Simultaneously, she garnered praise from the likes of Billboard.com, Allure.com, HapersBazaar.com, Elle.com, and more.

Additionally, her cinematic and high-energy video for  “Don’t Think About It” is quickly closing in on 1 million YouTube/VEVO views in under a month, while “Back For More” also recently eclipsed that milestone.

As she’s becoming known for knockout performances, don’t miss her on this upcoming tour!

JUSTINE SKYE has been quietly and diligently working on her craft since 2014. Produced exclusively by GRAMMY® Award-winning visionary The Dream, her 2016 EP8 Ounces earned praise from the likes of BillboardThe Fader, Genius, and more as Wonderland Magazine proclaimed her a “musical prodigy on the rise.” Her sphere of influence dramatically expanded yet again in 2017 as she became an ambassador for both True Religion and Forever 21 in addition to making her big screen debut in Green Dolphin.

TOUR DATES:

3/1       Washington, D.C.

3/22     Philadelphia, PA

3/23     Boston, MA

3/24     New York, NY

3/26     Chicago, IL

3/27     Toronto, ON

3/29     Detroit, MI

4/1       Atlanta, GA

4/3       Dallas, TX

4/4       Houston, TX

4/7       Los Angeles, CA

4/8       San Francisco, CA*

*Supporting Marc E. Bassy

ULTRAVIOLET

1 “Wasteland”

2 “Goodlove”

3 “U Don’t Know” [feat. WizKid]

4 “Back For More” [feat. Jeremih]

5 “Don’t Think About It”

6 “You Got Me”

7 “Heaven”

8 “Push Ya”

9 “Lil’ Boy”

10 “Best For Last”

LESLIE ODOM JR. PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO

TONY & GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LESLIE ODOM JR.
PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR

“PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”

TODAY VIA PEOPLE!

Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. premieres the live music video for his reimagining of The Eagles’ “Please Come Home for Christmas” TODAY via People. Click HERE to view! The song is one of the four new additions on the deluxe edition, which is available now, of Odom Jr.’s critically acclaimed album Simply Christmas. Odom Jr.’s impeccable vocals are featured in the stripped down video as he and a full band perform the jazzy holiday track.

The stunning album of reinterpreted holiday classics debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and Billboard Jazz charts last year, and the deluxe edition features additional new songs ” “Edelweiss,” which was arranged by GRAMMY nominee Michael McElroy, and features Odom Jr.’s wife of 5 years, an accomplished performer in her own right, Nicolette Robinson, and “The Christmas Waltz,” featuring a brand new arrangement by Emmy-winning and GRAMMY nominated arranger Rob Mathes. Simply Christmas showcases Odom Jr.’s soulful jazz versions of Christmas classics and follows his successful self-titled jazz debut.

Buy/Stream Simply Christmas:

iTunes

Apple Music

Spotify

Amazon

About Leslie Odom Jr.

Odom Jr.’s self-titled debut jazz album on S-Curve Records won over critics and fans upon release last year, and debuted at #1 on Soundscan Current and Traditional Jazz Charts. He completed his run as the original Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton last summer, a role that won him a Tony & Grammy Award. On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of ‘Sam Strickland’ in the NBC musical series, “Smash,” and his recurring role as ‘Reverend Curtis Scott’ on “Law & Order: SVU.” He’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen, he starred in the 2012 film, “Red Tails,” opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo. Odom Jr. is currently starring in Murder On The Orient Express alongside Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and more.

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The Perfect Halloween Video… “Glizzy”

Newcomer Spiffy Wilds Creeps Onto The Scene With New Visual For “Glizzy”

YouTube: https://youtu.be/4hJbuCARG1E

Between its dark haunting melody, and the low raspy voice of rap newcomer, Spiffy Wilds… this track is pure hip-hop.

The visual for “Glizzy”–which dropped today, just in time for Halloween–is just as gritty; featuring dimly lit rooms, tight spaces and women with heavily painted faces. It’s an experience that will assure you that Spiffy Wilds is here to make a statement. Produced by Ouu Taylor Made, the video was shot and directed by MEENO.

This Time Last Year eAlbum

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1JqHkfJIDVFH5RUgSZ7Hxx

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-time-last-year/id1232336273

About Spiffy Wilds

Minneapolis, Minnesota has yet to deliver a millennial MC who has the potential to reach the masses, but that could soon change with the emergence of rapper, Spiffy Wilds. His recent project This Time Last Year, features GRAMMY winning producer, Zaytoven (Gucci Mane/Migos) along with DB Tha Rasta and Jaybee.

Craftsy & Today Food × Scott Conant 

Craftsy and TODAY Food Debut New Immersive Cooking Class “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet” with Celebrity Chef Scott Conant 

Screen-to-Spoon Digital Content and Video Series Offers Innovative Culinary Experience for Viewers from The Comfort of Their Own Kitchens

 

Craftsy, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share, and TODAY Food have partnered with celebrity chef and restaurateur Scott Conant (Fusco, The Ponte, Mora Italian) to develop a new digital cooking class “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet.” Debuting on October 16, the pasta master class gives viewers insider access to Chef Scott Conant’s signature dishes and pro techniques. For a sneak peek, visit here.
“Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet,” is part of the Craftsy Culinary All-Stars collection, which allows everyday chefs to learn from, and cook with, top chef personalities like Conant, from the convenience of their own kitchens. From simple weeknight dinners to more complex dishes, the how-to video series can satisfy any pasta craving. All of Conant’s recipes will also be available via a visually-stunning digital cookbook on Craftsy.
 
“I’m excited to share my personal joy for cooking with the Craftsy audience. There is something so special about creating that perfect bite in your own kitchen,” says Conant. “I grew up with Italian food; it’s my passion. I created this Craftsy class to teach innovative ways on how to create the elegant simplicity of a delicious pasta dish for all cooking levels.”
 
Speedy foodies can enjoy a special launch day introductory offer for “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet,” available free for 48 hours on Craftsy’s website on October 16 and for a one-time $39.99 fee thereafter. Once a user has access to the class, it becomes permanently accessible in their library. With the feasibility to rewind, re-watch or even catch a scene in slow motion, food fanatics can easily master tricky techniques.
 
“At Craftsy, we bring endless creativity and inspiration to at-home enthusiasts with notable field experts and helpful how-to content,” says John Levisay, CEO and Founder, Craftsy. “We’re thrilled to partner with an esteemed talent such as Chef Scott Conant, who brings the same unwavering passion to his cooking as the Craftsy foodies bring to our community. ‘Pasta Like a Pro’ offers something for everyone – from on-the-go recipes to carefully crafted complex dishes.”
 
Versatile Chef and TV personality Scott Conant started his career as a chef at some of New York’s best restaurants. Cooking for 32 years, Conant brings his personal affinity and experience with Italian cuisine to develop savory, authentic recipes for his master class on Craftsy such as penne alla puttanesca and a signature bolognese sauce.
 
For more information on “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet” please visit www.craftsy.com.
 
About Craftsy

Craftsy is the leading online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share.Offering content for millions of creative tastemakers in over 180 countries, Craftsy delivers a growing, unrivaled collection of more than 1,300 on-demand videos and classes. Craftsy works with experts in a range of verticals including quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, drawing, painting, cooking, crochet and many more, combining top-quality content, anytime convenience and the intimacy of an in-person experience with the world’s best talent. With six in-house studios and a top-notch creative team, Craftsy produces high quality broadcast content that inspires and entertains. Craftsy’s premium online shop provides an assortment of supplies, kits, patterns, fabrics and more. Members of the Craftsy community – whether neighbors or makers across the world – inspire and support each other with ideas, tips and positive feedback along the way. Headquartered in Denver, CO, Craftsy is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com.
 
Craftsy on social:
Instagram: @becraftsy
Twitter: @beCraftsy
Facebook: @craftsy
Pinterest: @Craftsy
 
About Scott Conant

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Conant officially put his name on the map when he opened the beloved L’Impero in 2002. It garnered a three-star review from The New York Times, the title of “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation and praise from top publications such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, which named Conant one of America’s Best New Chefs in 2004. In 2017, Conant opened Fusco in New York’s Flatiron district; Mora Italian, a modern, convivial osteria in Phoenix, Arizona; and The Ponte, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Conant has appeared on the Today Show, The Chew, CBS’ The Talk, Live with Kelly & Michael and Good Morning America, and is a regular judge on Chopped, consistently one of Food Network’s highest rated programs. He has also published three cookbooks: New Italian Cooking, Bold Italian and The Scarpetta Cookbook. 
 
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Twitter: @conantnyc 
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Top Global Teachers × Redesign Curricula 

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything; humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats and inequality need our collective attention; and robots and gene editing are coming, requiring us to re-examine the very core of what it means to be human?

The Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. C.M. Rubin Founder of CMRubinWorld asked them to reflect on these questions: Do you believe curriculum needs to be more relevant for a 21st century world? If you had the power to change the school curriculum, what would you change?

“We need to develop a generation of critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators, environmentalists and ethical IT users,” writes Rashmi Kathuria in India. “The content of the news in the last few months, and indeed years, provides clear and loud evidence for the fact that our education system is failing,” notes Miriam Mason-Sesay, who believes “division, hatred and bigoted fearfulness are fostered seemingly unchallenged, and our education system has not prepared our youngsters to evaluate the veracity of so many claims.” Craig Kemp in Singapore wants “more emphasis on lifelong learning skills than on curriculum content,” and Elisa Guerra Cruz’s curriculum would be focused on “passion projects, aimed at gaining knowledge and abilities, but also at discovering whatever fires a student’s heart,” 

Read the full article here

The Global Teacher Bloggers have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 16 different countries that stretch across every populated continent on earth. CMRubinWorld’s Top Global Teachers are: Rashmi Kathuria, Jim Tuscano, Craig Kemp, Jasper Rijpma, Elisa Guerra, Pauline Hawkins, Maarit Rossi, Vicki Davis, Miriam Mason-Sesay, Shaelynn Fransworth, Carl Hooker, Adam Steiner, Warren Sparrow, Nadia Lopez, Richard Wells, Joe Fatheree, Kazuya Takahashi, and Abeer Qunaibi

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

For more information on CMRubinWorld