|Fri, June 22, 2012 at 11:48 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Vampire Lebron, Wade, and Bosh celebrate with LMFAO after winning the title.
|Wed, December 07, 2011 at 9:20 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
ICE CUBE TALKS ABOUT HIS LOVE OF CALIFORNIA DESIGN
IN NEW PACIFIC STANDARD TIME VIDEO
"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" is the latest installment
in a series that explores unexpected artistic connections
between culturally influential Angelenos of different generations
LOS ANGELES - In "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames," O'Shea Jackson, the rapper and actor also known as Ice Cube, talks about his love for architecture and how the work of legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames continues to inspire him.
Touring the home of Charles and Ray Eames, known as Case Study No. 8, Ice Cube explains how hip-hop mirrors the couple's beautifully designed home as both make use of prefabricated pieces that fit together to form a whole.
"What I love about the Eames is how resourceful they are," explains Ice Cube. "[The idea for the Eames House is] taking something that already exists and making it something special, kind of like sampling."
The extended version of the video features Ice Cube driving around Los Angeles and talking about the city's vast architectural landscape, from strip malls to famous landmarks like the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Watts Towers. Ice Cube has long been passionate about architecture and studied architectural drafting at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1987, right around the time when he recorded the first demos with the legendary South Los Angeles rap group N.W.A.
"When N.W.A. was first about to pop off I wasn't sure if I was gonna make a living [from music]," says Ice Cube. "Cussin' on the radio? I didn't know if that was gonna bring me any money, so I ended up going to school in Phoenix and spending a year out there."
Produced by video director Dave Meyers, "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" is the third video in a series that features authentic and unexpected connections between today's cultural influencers and Pacific Standard Time-era (postwar) artists to show how Los Angeles art continues to inspire the world.
The Eames House Foundation is a Pacific Standard Time exhibition partner, presenting "Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room" (reservations required).*
Other current and upcoming Pacific Standard Time exhibitions that focus on the Eameses, as well as design and architecture, include:
· "Eames Designs: The Guest-Host Relationship" at A + D Architecture Museum
· "California Design, 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
· "Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design" at the MAK Center for Architecture and Design at the Schindler House
· "Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1985)" at the Chinese American Museum (opening January 19)
· "Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982" at the Palm Springs Art Museum (opening January 21)
· "Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch, 1920-1960" at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (opening February 26)
Preceded by the videos "Kiedis Celebrates Ruscha" and "Schwartzman Celebrates Baldessari," the Ice Cube/Eames video is the latest installment in the creative campaign by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles to promote Pacific Standard Time: Art inL.A.1945-1980, the unprecedented six-month celebration of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene.
In "Kiedis Celebrates Ruscha," artist Ed Ruscha and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers drive around Los Angeles talking about how words, imagery and typography inform their respective creative processes and how the city is a constant source of inspiration.
|Thurs, May 19, 2011 at 9:20 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
3rd Annual Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk Dead Set on Reclaiming Guinness Word Record from New Jersey on July 2nd, 2011
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Citizens of Seattle have taken matters into their own hands deciding to celebrate the recent news of the holy rapture and apocalypse due to begin in May with a massive Zombie Walk and Charity Rock concert on Saturday, July 2nd at the 3rd annual Red, White and Dead Zombie Block Party for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
This Fourth of July weekend, thousands of Seattle’s undead return to feed on brains and representing their Emerald City by shuffling their back into the history books to reclaim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Zombies.” New Jersey currently holds the official record with 4,093 Zombies set back in October 2010.
This year, Red, White and Dead Zombie Block party returns with a massive Thriller Flash Mob, Fashionably Undead Costume Contest and Guinness World Record Zombie Walk attempt. 2011 also introduces new features and activities from a live music concert series, mobile food challenge and massive beer gardens benefitting the local non-profit charity, Reel Grrls.
Event Producer Ryan Reiter, “This is popular fan culture at it’s best, it’s the ultimate kodak moment celebrating the ever-popular, Zombie that helps raise money and awareness for local charities happening right here in Seattle annually.
Known by as the “populisfanatic culturis” (otherwise known as popular fan culture) virus; this one-day infection has occurred in Seattle the past two Fourth of July weekends; attributed by thousands of moaning, shambling, and dancing Zombies lurking around the artistic community of Fremont for a huge charity event. Symptoms are often include fun, laughter and highly contagious for people of all ages.
Attendees are strongly urged to dress up like the undead to avoid being eaten and ensure fun factor by the fellow Zombies to help Seattle reclaim the Guinness World Record, once and for all.
In 2009, Seattle’s Zombie walk received the Guinness World Record with 3,894 Zombies and although not officially counted and verified by Guinness, Seattle had 4,233 Zombies overall in 2010.
Everyone (Zombie) must meet at the extraction zone located at 3501 Phinney Ave North, home to the Fremont Outdoor Movies on Friday, July 2nd and that everyone should report in costume dressed as Zombies for this historical event to ensure that you are not detected by the walking dead. It’s your only means of survival and we are counting on you to make this possible.
We need 4,094 Zombies to break the world record on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 starting at 2pm.
FAQ: Who: The Fremont Outdoor Movies & Seattle Zombie Walk
What: Guinness World Record Attempt - “Largest Gathering of Zombies” and Beat New Jersey current world record at 4,093.
When: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 | Doors Open at 3pm
Where: Fremont Studios Address: 3501 Phinney Ave North Seattle, WA 98103
How: Purchase your tickets online at http://www.strangertickets.com to register, then dress up as a Zombie and head over to join us for the walk.
Why: Charity Fundraiser and be part of world history
How to Purchase Tickets: http://www.strangertickets.com. Pre-sale admission are just $3 or $5 for two people until June 25th. $5 at the door for the event.
Official Websites and Media Sites: Website: http://www.zombcon.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZomBcon
|Thurs, May 05, 2011 at 9:42 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
We are back again with a special edition for Cinco De Mayo festivities! Cinco De Mayo is on the fifth of May and is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although many people celebrate this day with friends and spirits, we at Who 2 Know Where 2 Go wanted to highlight a few great places around Atlanta to visit!
No Mas Cantina
No Mas Cantina is the place to be, especially on May 5th for Cinco De Mayo festivities! They offer promotions, giveaways, music, and of course, the signature No Mas Margarita, which is the best I ever had! For only $15, you get admittance to the private party in the historic Railroad Garden at No Mas Cantina and a complimentary commemorative T-shirt. A portion of the fee goes to Historic Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association. Trust me, you would want to arrive EARLY for the event . It gets super crowded and seating is very limited, but hey, at least the drinks are flowing..ENJOY!
Pozole' Nuevo Latino y Tequila Bar
Known for their award winning margaritas, Pozole' has over 50 tequilas, over 20 specialty drinks, and a Latino menu like no other! So for Cinco De Mayo, head over to the Virginia-Highland area for their annual block party held in the parking lot between Pozole and Limerick Junction for authentic mexican food and the beer/margarita bar. This year, there will be a "smash the pinata & hot pepper speed eating contest!" Go ahead...I double dog dare ya! Lol. Cover is only $5 and gates open at 5! ENJOY
With over blue100 agave tequila and 12 specialty margaritas, its no wonder how they were voted, for the past 6 years, Atlanta's best margarita by the Zagat Survey, and as one of Atlanta's top 50th dining facilities! Located in Cabbagetown/Grant Park, Agave is a tasty, hide-away spot for a great Mexican meal made with fresh ingredients and sexy flavorful margaritas...DRINK UP!
Tin Lizzy's Cantina
Ok so we all know about tacos and nachos, but what about a skillet or a cupcake at a Southwestern restaurant? Well take a seat on the rooftop and add a margarita to that skillet. With 3 Atlanta locations Tin Lizzy's isn't for the faint of heart, or stomach. Known for it's great food and drinks, Lizzy's will test your limits, like their 100 proof High Octane tequila! That's right, I said 100 proof! Think you can handle it? Well head over to Tin Lizzy's and be sure to have a ride after your visit.
|Mon, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Perry Farrell will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza with an eclectic lineup this summer in Chicago that knows no boundaries, from rock and rap and even pop, to dance music and experimental sounds that can't be described in a few words.
Tens of thousands of fans will feel the grass between their toes as they leisure under the trees in Grant Park, snacking on festival haute cuisine imagined by one of the Windy City's top chefs. There will be a place for kids to play, the chance to learn about socially conscious initiatives and the opportunity to live in harmony for three days.
This is definitely not the Lollapalooza Farrell founded in 1991, but he loves what it has become.
"I want to take care of my people," Farrell said. "They've been with me for 20 years. That's how I go. It's a family-run business at this point."
Some of the top names in music are among the Aug. 5-7 festival headliners announced Tuesday, including Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5 and Cee Lo Green.
Farrell says he's looking forward to hearing Green sing, hanging with his new friends from Muse, seeing if Eminem remembers his wife, Etty, a former video dancer for the rapper, and reliving childhood memories with The Cars, who he says were reluctant to play the festival because of the size of the crowd.
"It might've been my first or second concert ever," he said of the first time he saw The Cars live. "Yeah, I loved their music when I was growing up."
Farrell also is pleased there's space on the big stage reserved for dance music, a passion of his.
"I can tell you I'm excited for somebody like Deadmau5 because we've got now dance music in a headlining slot, and out on a main stage instead of in a dance tent," Farrell said.
While not the first festival when it launched July 18, 1991, in Phoenix, Lollapalooza was the ambitious archetype for the modern mega-festivals that have popped up since — Bonnaroo, Coachella and a legion of smaller multi-day parties. Most festivals previously had focused on one type of music or fan. Farrell spread the umbrella wide, opening the gates for bands whose touring presence was often the small club. But working together, those bands could command the stage with thousands looking on.
"A lot of this music — we'll call it festival music — it's still not popular music," Farrell said. "If you look at pop, pop is one thing. Festival music is another, and it still holds true that we're looking to book acts that are critically acclaimed and have credibility. It's just very interesting that it's become its own organism, its own working organism."
|Tue, December 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NETWORK PREMIERE, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010 @ 8 PM*
This Two-Hour Special Features Commentary from Artists and Celebrities Including Michael Jordan, Vanessa Williams, Magic Johnson, Bob Johnson, Jay Z, Tyra Banks, Donnie Simpson, Pharrell, El Debarge, and Wyclef Jean Among Many Others
On Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM*, BET will revisit 30 memorable moments and movements in the three decades since its birth with the network, prime-time premiere of BET 30: MOMENTS AND MOVEMENTS.
From entertainment empires, to world-shifting disasters, to incidents that have changed our world, this special takes a distinctive look at the events that have shaped Black culture and consciousness over the past 30 years from a personal and intimate narrative. This two-hour special shines a light on the seminal moments in American culture that were shaped and created by rare and remarkable African-American personalities.
BET 30: MOMENTS AND MOVEMENTS includes a look at "police brutality" through the eyes of Rodney King; "the September 11 attacks" from the personal insight of Melodie Homer, widow of one of the pilots of Flight 93; and explores hip-hop's commercial rise from the perspective of rap icon Jay-Z. From the effect the Cosby family had in American households to Obama's meteoric rise to Spike Lee and the emergence of black filmmakers to the crack and HIV/AIDS epidemics devastating urban communities, BET 30: MOMENTS AND MOVEMENTS covers these moments and their influence on African-American and world culture from a distinctive viewpoint.
BET 30: MOMENTS AND MOVEMENTS explores the significance of these events with pioneers, celebrities and everyday people who helped impact and who were impacted by these thirty unique focal points. Featuring poignant, emotional interviews with luminaries like Jay-Z, Tyra Banks, John Singleton, Vanessa Williams, Lisa Leslie, Ed Gordon, Rodney King and many more, this retrospective examines these occasions through their surprisingly personal and candid narratives.
BET 30: MOMENTS AND MOVEMENTS was executive produced by Donna Michelle Anderson and produced by Nancy Oey for BET Networks and premieres Sunday, December 19th at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
For additional information, log on to http://www.bet.com/bet30
*All times ET/PT