Category Archives: PHOTOS
CREATIVE RECREATION LAUNCHES NEW FALL LINE
FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER
Creative Recreation’s Fall 2017 collection is inspired by young creatives who strive to leave their mark on the world. Launching July 6th, the line will be available in male and female silhouettes, which prioritize the brand’s core belief that creativity matters.
“Creative Recreation has always been about embracing the creative community,” said Vance Hayes, President and General Manager of Creative Recreation. “This Fall campaign is an evolution of the creative spirit that continues to move our brand forward. We have embraced working with a variety of different individuals that are in the spirit of our core values.”
Each of the six distinct personalities embody a unique blend of artistic backgrounds, helping organically define the latest evolution of the footwear brand. For their Fall 2017 line, Creative Recreation turns their attention toward rising creatives as they push the boundaries of their craft.
Up first is San Diego native Rob $tone, who first shook hip-hop fans with his debut single, “Chill Bill,” which debuted in the US Billboard Hot 100. In September 2016, $tone released his second mixtape, which he is currently touring the country with.
Leaf, a fashion-forward rapper who recently signed with Fool’s Gold Records/RPM MSC, reaches the female fans of Creative Recreation via her compelling lyrics and contemporary perspective of feminism, anime and genre-blending hip-hop. This powerful Brooklyn native released her debut EP in 2015, and has since collaborated with Lil Yachty and Action Bronson. Today, she works to counteract demeaning hip-hop lyrics by writing her own dynamic tracks. Leaf has been drawn to the diversity of the Fall 2017 line, commenting “I think most girls recreate themselves every time they step out of the door. Every morning you wake up and you want to be something new.”
Dreezy completes this roster with her truly inspirational rise to success. The “Princess of Chicago Rap” grew up on the South Side and studied fine arts and songwriting to help overcome the adversities of growing up in the rough neighborhood she called home. Today, Dreezy has released multiple albums, mixtapes, and singles.
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HBO DECLARES JULY 9TH THE DAY OF THE DEFIANT ONES
LAUNCHING EPIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES WITH A BLAZING BROOKLYN EVENT
HBO hosted an exclusive Brooklyn launch event to celebrate The Defiant Ones – a film by Allen Hughes – with special guests and featured performances from 2Chainz, Cakes Da Killa, Electric Punanny (Jasmine Solano + Melo X), Jillionaire, Kali Uchis, Lizzo, and Vince Staples.
The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr.Dre – one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton. The series explores their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.
The Defiant Ones premiered Sunday, July 9, only on HBO—all four parts will be made available early for streaming exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals as well as on HBO On Demand.
Photo credit: BFA (Angela Pham / David Prutting)
West Hollywood hotspot, 1OAK LA was the hub for celebrity celebrations this past weekend.
Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar continued his 30th birthday celebration performing for the first time ever in a nightclub. Fellow TDE artist, Schoolboy Q was spotted in VIP with French Montana, Jaime Foxx, A$AP Rocky, Belly, Pusha T, Wale and star athletes Kyrie Irving and Odell Beckham Jr.
Grammy award winning songstress Lana Del Rey and friends kicked off the celebratory weekend Thursday night as they took over Hollywood hotspot 1OAK LA for a massive private 32nd birthday blowout. Del Rey partied all night by the DJ booth with friends and fellow musicians Robin Thicke, Nelly, French Montana, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It and Boi-1da, who collaborated with her on Lust For Life, Del Rey’s upcoming fourth studio album.
Paris Hilton was spotted nearby sipping Perrier-Jouët with boyfriend Chris Zylka. Actress Bella Thorne and Scott Disick arrived following dinner at CATCH LA, swirling romance rumors yet again. The couple kept close throughout the night and made a swift exit hand in hand. Kylie Jenner, who arrived in an orange Lamborghini hung with friend and Roc Nation artist, Justine Skye.
The birthday girl sipped classic Absolut Elyx cocktails with 1 OAK owners Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol in VIP. Akiva gave her a heartfelt shout out as a four-tier cake presented by Perrier-Jouët made its way through the club. Hot in Herre rapper Nelly hopped on the mic and sang Happy Birthday, igniting the crowd.
Other celebs in attendance were PartyNextDoor, Odell Beckham, and Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell.Read More »
THE INAUGURAL AGENDA FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
The unique one-day festival offers a glimpse of its music lineup and immersive experience
(LOS ANGELES, CA – May 17, 2017) – Today marks the announcement of the inaugural and highly anticipated Agenda Festival music lineup and activations. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center on Saturday, July 15, the Agenda Festival is a new immersive music and shopping experience fusing together skate, surf, street culture, food and art in one setting.
The Agenda Festival stage will play host to a headlining performance by Tyler, the Creator, alongside Ludacris, Cam’ron, Lil Dicky and others soon to be announced! In addition, musical highlights include sets by Taco, 1AM Vibes hosted by Yes Julz, J.Rocc & Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and DJ House Shoes.
Musical performances are only a single facet of the fully immersive festival experience. The Agenda Festival will bring together an exclusive selection of over 500 pop up shops and brand activations featuring Levi’s, Champion, Converse, New Balance, Patagonia, Mitchell & Ness, adidas Skateboarding, Nixon, Hershel Supply Co., Stance, Poler, Rip N Dip, Staple, RVCA, Hurley, and many more!
The Agenda Festival roster delivers top talent and rising newcomers across the board in music, art, and fashion. Guests of the Agenda Festival will also enjoy panel discussions, two skate contests hosted by the authorities in skate media The Berrics and TransWorld SKATEboarding, athlete/influencer meet & greets, and a selection of Southern California’s best gourmet food trucks.
On today’s very special episode of EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska take over the BET Awards red carpet where they talked to the likes of Post Malone, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Irv Gotti, and many more. The episode also features sit-downs with Rae Sremmurd, who finally talked things out with Budden, and Migos, where things took a heated turn during the middle of the interview. The Rae Sremmurd segment begins around the 55-minute mark, while Migos come to the platform at the 1 hour and 16-minute mark.
THE JOE BUDDEN/ MIGOS CONFRONTATION
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For the first time ever, Puff Daddy invaded Las Vegas hotspot, LIGHT where he hosted the evening for thousands of Saturday night partygoers. Arriving with son, Justin Combs, and entourage in tow, Puffy headed to the stage where he was presented with a Cîroc bottle parade.
The music mogul transformed the nightclub into a birthday celebration of the late Biggie Smalls. The crowd erupted when he jumped on stage and did the infamous Puffy dance to Small’s hits like “Juicy” and “Hypnotize”. Puffy hopped on the mic and lead the crowd in a Happy Birthday song before joking about partying all night and not sleeping until the Billboard awards. Following his performance, Puff Daddy hung out in VIP as the DJ kept playing Biggie’s classic songs until the early morning.
Earlier that night, hip hop artist OT Genesis, hit the stage where he performed his top hits “Cut It” and “Push It”. The Miami artist, who was dripping in diamonds stopped his performance to take selfies with fans. Other celebs in attendance were award winning DJ and Producer, Metro Boomin, Darius Walker and Candice King of Vampire Diaries who was celebrating her birthday in a nearby VIP.
Video credit: LIGHT Nightclub
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Did you catch the BBMA’s??
All nominated artists received a Lovepop nominee card prior to the awards show and last night, each lucky winner received a personalized, custom made card by Lovepop.
Check out a few of the winning artists cards below – including Drake, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Blake Shelton.
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Monday, May 15, 2017, Mayor Sylvester Turner honored award-winning gospel singer, Dr. Earnest Pugh for reaching the top 10 on the billboard charts with his hit single, “I Need You To Breathe”. The single marks Dr. Pugh’s 11th billboard chart topper. Amber Shaw of KYND 1520 and national radio personality Lonnie Hunter hosted the red carpet experience featuring several familiar faces such as Pastor Kim Burrell, Author Carlos Wallace, Gospel Singer Nikki Ross, Sky Houston of Majic 102.1 FM, Miss Mykie of BET, former Houston Texan’s Player Mister Alexander, The Musicians’ Wives, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Earnest Walker of KTSU 90.9, Jonathan Martin of Fox 26, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the man of the hour, Dr. Earnest Pugh.
Over 250 guest were in attendance to witness Mayor Turner present a proclamation to Dr. Pugh for his achievements in the gospel industry. Directly following Mayor Turner’s proclamation, Dr. Pugh was surprised with a second proclamation from Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee. As Emcees Jonathan Martin and Kim Burrell continued the program, they welcomed special guest, gospel singer, Kathy Taylor. The Houstonian did a plethora of songs which left guest standing on their feet in awe. The singing continued as Terrence Hartford did a tribute to Dr. Pugh which led into Dr. Pugh speaking briefly to guest about his experiences as an award-winning gospel singer. After thanking Mayor Turner, Kira Pugh (Daughter), Earnistine Pugh (Sister), Keith Williams (Manager), Janice Weaver (City of Houston), and others, Pugh premiered his new music video for “I Need You to Breathe”. The event concluded with Dr. Pugh singing a special song with gospel artist, Nikki Ross.
Earnest Pugh’s full album is scheduled for release at the top of June 2017. For more information, please visit www.earnestpugh.com
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Kurios is sexy enough for a hot new date, but fun and eye-catching enough for the entire family.
This is not your ordinary clowns coming out of tiny cars, large animals tamed by a whip, or white faced mimes clowning around kinda circus.
This show is sleek and tantalizing; delivering a dream-like glimpse into the inside of the Seeker’s (mad scientist) imagination. Through the Seeker’s exhaustive imaginings we’re able to see acrobats, gymnasts, contortionists, singers, jugglers and more go back and forth in time with a futuristic steam punk flair.
There is even a little person, Mini Lili, that lives inside of another character’s belly (Microcosmos)..
Would you think a finger show would keep your attention? Ha! Theater of hands will do just that. Multiple hands take us through a lifetime worth of events in minutes. The mini-dramas are projected onto a cloud.
I have to say my favorite performance is of the group of fish a.k.a female contortionist bending and twisting on a giant hand.
Each scene and performance is completely unexpected and delightfully unusual. You will definitely leave with an expanded imagination and tons to talk about. There was so much more to see, and we know you’re Kurios, but we won’t ruin it for you.
Check out photos and clips below!
All Photos: Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil
[PHOTOS] Teva celebrates the launch of the 2017 Teva x Jhené Aiko collection at NeueHouse in Los Angeles
GRAMMY nominated artist Jhené Aiko celebrated the launch of her Teva x Jhené Aiko collection with a private event at NeueHouse in Los Angeles, California.
The ethereal cool girl wore an ATM bodysuit paired with Moussy denim and a Thompson Street Studio by Susan Cianciolo and Kiva Motnyk kimono from the Hammer Museum.
Jhené mingled with guests at the private event that took place on NeueHouse’s posh penthouse rooftop where she previewed the collection for an intimate crowd ahead of its May 2 public launch. Guests also enjoyed a vegan dinner with the artist who talked about the inspiration behind her second collection with Teva. Beau Big Sean also showed up to support and celebrate her new collection.
The Teva x Jhené Aiko collection is a fusion of Teva’s most iconic sandal silhouettes and the singer-songwriter’s daring yet eclectic style. Built with the adventurous soul in mind, the three exclusive shoe styles are available beginning May 2 at Teva.com, starting at $75.Read More »