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The lineup was incredible. Almost impossible! The 3-day Governors Ball Music Festival was held on Randall’s Island, New York with rocking names like Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The Xx, Of Monsters and Men, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Feist, Guns N’Roses, and much more on the line up!
Unfortunately the storm alert from Hurricane Andrea on Friday (June 7), warned high winds and floods and caused headliners Kings of Leon to cancel their stage. Fortunately, they managed to play their make up set the following day! The rest of the festival was a muddy mess but that didn’t stop music lovers from splashing and sludging their way to their favorite artists. Overall (though the 8 inch muddy mess), the festival was a success with Sunday’s weather being almost too sunny with some of Kanye’s new tunes!
Annnnd a music festival isn’t complete without some Festival Street Style! Annex presents to you the Governors Ball fashionisas rocking their rain gear!
Taking equal inspiration from Elliott Smith, Wilco, and Pink Floyd; Mason Brothers are a contemporary roots band whose music bridges the gap between rock & roll, 1970s British folk and 21st century Americana. The band began as a partnership between Christian and James Mason, two Virginia-born brothers who grew up in Richmond and attended college at the nearby University of Virginia. Mason Brothers made their official debut with 2008′s The Sun, the Moon & the Sea, a stark album that focused on the band’s strengths: nimble guitar fingerpicking, subtle arrangements, and understated, softly sung melodies.
A flurry of TV and movie placements helped promote the band’s music outside of Virginia. By the time their sophomore release Ghost Season rolled around in 2011, Mason Brothers had expanded their sound considerably, adding louder dynamics and a touch of Pink Floyd’s spacey rock & roll to the mix. Ghost Season attracted its own share of publicity, including a ringing endorsement from iTunes, who showcased the self-produced album as a “New and Noteworthy” release on the iTunes store home page. Meanwhile, the band continued writing new songs, added pianist/songwriter Ben Willson to the lineup, and cracked the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in Fall 2012 with their single “Game of Cards.” That song helped pave the way for their third album, Ivy in The Orange Grove, which arrived later that year.
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Nineteen year old actress, Anna Sophia Robb is becoming one of America’s biggest stars. She can currently be seen playing a young Carrie Bradshaw in the new television series, “The Carrie Diaries.” Earlier this year, after the premier of her new show, Teen Vogue Magazine crowned her as “T.V.’s Next IT Girl,” and had the honor of starring as their cover girl. Below are two of my favorite shots from her spread in Teen Vogue:
Not only is AnnaSophia a great actress, but she has quite the brain. After graduating high school, she was accepted into most people’s dream school, Stanford University. Due to her commitment with “The Carrie Diaries” she has instead moved to New York to continue with her acting career.
Shortly after her Teen Vogue shoot, she was asked to become the cover girl for Seventeen Magazine’s May issue! (Photo below.) Only 19 years old, and she is taking the world by storm, so it is no surprise that this stunning actress is being approached by everyone.
Am I the only one who has just found out that Tiffany & Co decided to collaborate with the makers of The Great Gatsby for the upcoming film? Well, in case you are just finding out about this through this blog, the actors and actresses will, indeed, be seen wearing jewelry especially made by Tiffany & Co throughout the film. Get a glimpse of the featured T&Co Jewelry in the video below:
In celebration, Tiffany’s 5th Avenue, New York City location has decorated their windows with a Great Gatsby theme.
The collaboration for the movie inspired T&Co to come out with their very own “jazz” inspired jewelry line. Which include pieces such as the ones pictured below:
Tomorrow, May 2nd, Khloe Kardashian-Odom’s cover for the UK issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine will officially hit the stands. She shared on her instagram “Incredibly honored to be on the cover of Cosmo UK! I still feel like I’m dreaming! Thank you.” Khloe shares some of her personal thoughts about herself and the person she is, and this girl is one confident, fierce, fashionista. Khloe has dealt with many harsh comments through the years, but she has a great way of not letting it seem like they have bothered her. Even I can see how tough she is, just by watching her on on E! Channels, Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s. Last Summer, I was at LAX on my way to New York, and saw Khloe and her hubby Lamar there at the airport. In my personal opinion, Khole looked AMAZING, and I think she has the perfect body. (We even boarded the same plane to NY!)
“I’m confident in who I am. I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney – I’ve always been OK with that. I probably thought I was prettier before I entered the spotlight because being compared to somebody else every day does sort of beat up your spirit and soul. But it’s made me stronger. I’ve gained another level of confidence. I’m pretty tough. I want to say I don’t care, but of course (comments about my body) are going to sting.”
After the announcement that John Galliano will be teaching a three day master class at Parsons, an angry petition has been launched on change.org to revoke the decision.
The petition states, “Parsons The New School for Design plans to hire John Galliano for a 3-day workshop. It doesn’t matter if its for three months or three days, hiring someone who has made such horrific comments shows that the school values Galliano over their entire Jewish student body. It shows they value him over their students’ respect, peace of mind, and heritage.”
This was an inevitable situation as Galliano was ousted by Dior back in 2011 after making anti-sematic remarks at a Paris bar. Many students and alumnus of the school, including the Jewish community expressed discomfort in the idea that Galliano would be teaching at the school. Former student Alex Goldblum said, ”I am an alumnus of The New School. I find it appalling that a known Anti-Semite like John Galliano could be hired to teach at The New School. I am demanding his immediate termination.”
So far the petition has reached 750 signatures. What will you do: sign it or support him?
“50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL,” THE HILARIOUS PARODY OF THE “FIFTY SHADES” TRILOGY, HAS AMERICA SCREAMING FOR MORENew York – Hot on the heels of sold-out engagements in New York and Chicago, “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL,” the original, critically-hailed parody of the phenomenally popular books, is taking its whips, feather dusters and outrageous laughs on a tour of North America.“50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the characters’ delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller, performed by a talented cast of nine and a rocking live band. The show features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B, including the provocative “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love…” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”
“Rather than simply putting the plot of the books on stage, we wanted to explore the craze that has arisen surrounding them,” says Producer/Writer Emily Dorezas. “With our strong backgrounds in developing comedy through collaborative Chicago-style improvisation, it was important for us to create a piece that can stand on its own – regardless of any particular person’s familiarity with the novels. It was also critical that our score feature all-new music – this gives us an opportunity to put our own playful spin on these characters and do something completely fresh that audiences seem to genuinely love.”
The torrid relationship of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has become an international sensation since the first book debuted in 2011, inspiring widespread fervor among readers, including many who perhaps found themselves slightly surprised to be so riveted by Ana and Christian’s escapades. These passion-fueled characters have now leapt from the page to the stage and beyond. More than 32 million copies of the books have been sold and a Universal Studios film adaptation of the books is currently in development.
The cast of “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” features Amber Nicole Petty, Chris Grace, Jessica Kemock, Emily Eden, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade and Victor Sho. The on-stage band includes Daniel David Reitz (Piano), Christopher Edward Ditton (Bass) and Douglas Goler Levin (Drums).Like the book series, “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” is not intended for those under the age of 18. For more information, please visit www.50ShadesMusical.com.
TOUR SCHEDULEMore dates to be added soon – check out the website for latest tour schedule. Subject to change.Raleigh, NC Fletcher Theater, April 2-6 dukeenergy centerraleigh.com
Lakeland, FL Lakeland Center, April 22 thelakelandcenter.
Sarasota, FL Van Wezel PAH, April 23 vanwezel.
Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre, April 24-25 lyric
Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre, April 27 knoxb
Waterbury, CT Palace Theater April 30 palacethea
Chicago, IL House of Blues, May 2 hou
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theater, May 4 broadwayacrossame
Charleston, SC Music Hall, May 8 h
Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann PAH, May 10 bbmannpah.com/
Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs Center, May 11 coralspringscenterforthe
Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center, May 14 broadwayscranton.com
Erie, PA Warner Theater, May 15 e
Rochester, NY Auditorium Theater, May 16 rbtl.org
Rahway, NJ Union County PAC, May 17 ucpac.org
Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds Theater, May 18 famousartistsbroadwa
Buffalo, NY 710 Main Street Theater, June 6-9 http://www.sheas.
Detroit, MI Fisher Theater, June 14-16 htt
Last night PIECES (of ass) returned to Los Angeles for a special one-night only engagement at the Fonda Theatre to celebrate the 10th Year Anniversary of this groundbreaking theatrical sensation.
Th sold out event was attended by a number of celebrity guests including Moby, Brandi Glanville (RHOBH), Seth Green, Zachary Levi, Andy Dick, Lance Bass, Anna Trebunskaya from “Dancing with the Stars” and Go Daddy’s breakout star Jesse Heiman. Glanville and Heiman set off a media frenzy as they reenacted his famous make-out session with Bar Refaeli.
The cast was made up of 12 dynamic women including; Alison Haislip, Alysson Holt, Amy Lindsay, Betsy Cox, Caroline D’Amore, Ivory May Kalber, Jasmine Dustin, Samantha Schacher, Suzy McCoppin, Tami Farrell, Vanessa Gomez and Jennifer Gimenez. Each cast member presented a “piece” that explored what it is that defines an attractive women – from the perks and privileges, to the problems and pressures. It was a show by women, for women, and about women.
What is PIECES (of ass) you ask?
Well PIECES (of ass) is a hilarious and heartbreaking, poignant and provocative off broadway play that has been ranked #1 in Los Angeles and New York since it’s first debut in 2003! It is an evening full of fabulous fashion, a star studded setting and a lively interactive audience.
With the starring role in David Bowie’s newest music video, Tilda Swinton takes it a step further in the creative industries. Today at the MOMA in New York, Tilda Swinton presented herself sleeping in a box with only pillows, a bed and a water jug. It was a surprise event, as the workers at MOMA were unaware of her appearance until she arrived this morning.
The museum issued a statement saying “Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum,” the source added: “Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open.’