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Photographer’s Series Shows The Sweet Side Of Pit Bulls

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:26

Baby (Sean Casey Rescue)

Pit Bulls, a breed that most deem aggressive, but in reality that aggression we’ve seen from them has been the lack of attention, affection, and training from their owners. This misunderstood breed is now shining a new light, thanks to photographer, Sophie Gamad, who’s incredible photo series “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” shows the more gentle and sweet side that Pit Bulls can possess.

Her models, crowned with flowers and soft colors, are currently looking for homes and are part of three rescue groups out of New York. If you don’t have room in your home for a dog, you can always purchase one of Gamad’s prints– the proceeds from the sales will go to the shelters.

 

Europa (Animal Haven)

Athena (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Sweetheart (Second Chance Rescue)

 

Rex (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Regina (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Minnie (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Lucy (Animal Haven)

 

Jellybean (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Fancy (Second Chance Rescue)

 

Erica (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Cali

 

Images Credit: Sophie GamandSean Casey Rescue/ Second Chance Rescue / Animal Haven

To help support the shelters, purchase a print from Gamad, here.

 

 

 

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LISTEN: Jessie Ware’s Soulful New Song, “Say You Love Me”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:00

Jessie Ware is coming back tough as nails in her sophomore album, titled Tough Love. Although she had some commercial success with her previous work, Ware was never given the light to shine to her true potential as a solo artist. The UK artist revealed she is as confident as ever, breaking through the barrier head-strong, and it is quite apparent in her latest single– co-written with Ed Sheeran– “Say You Love Me.”

“Say You Love Me” provides a delicate and lonely touch, soft guitar in the background, soulful vocals provided by Waren, and supported by a choir on the second-half. Take a listen below!

Tough Love is set for release October 21st via PMR/Island Records.

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WATCH: Ryan Adams’ New Video For “Gimme Something Good”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:22

Ryan Adams just released the video for “Gimme Something Good,” the lead single from his upcoming self-titled studio album. The video is a black and white visual that stars the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, who haunts Adams and portrays his love interest.

A spooky mansion in VHS quality is the opening clip, and there are some goth embraces between Adams and Elvira. Director, Michael Reich, wanted to channel the old school b-horror films on local tv stations in Los Angeles in the likes of, Fright Night and Movie Macabre.

Ryan Adams is set for release September 9th via Pax-Am Records.

Check out the video below!

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MUSIC YOU SHOULD KNOW: R&B Canadian Singer, Francesco Yates

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:00

This is my first time listening to a Canadian get down with R&B, and let me tell you, it is pretty damn good, and guaranteed the perfect track to kick-off summer!

Every musician needs good hair, and 18 year-old Francesco Yates definitely has a head full of it. I don’t know what’s better his voice or that majestic mane that follows to the tune of his new single, “Call.”

Yates has been writing his own songs since he was 11 years-old, and has actually caught the eye of big names like Pharell and Justin Timberlake.

Self-described as “pop with alternative r&b and soul influence,” Yates’ voice draws you in instantaneously, it’s smooth and intriguing and the fact that the song is catchy in itself, makes it a sure hit.

Watch the video for “Call” below!

You can snag Francesco Yates’ single “Call” on iTunes now.

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WATCH: Trailer For Bill Murray’s New Movie ‘St. Vincent’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:30

Bill Murray has a new comedy coming out this fall titled St. Vincent. The film follows a man who befriends his 12 year-old neighbor and shows him the ropes of gambling, drinking and mingling with strippers. St. Vincent is directed by Ted Melfi, and co-stars Melissa McCarthy– who plays the boy’s mother, Chris O’Dowd as a priest and Naomi Watts as a stripper.

St. Vincent comes out in theaters on Oct. 24th. Watch the official trailer below!


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Best Places To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In Los Angeles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:30

No 4th of July would be complete without some fireworks added to the end of your night. While the date does serve to celebrate America’s independence from England, those big flashy lights sure make America shine brighter. All of Southern California will be lighting-up the sky, from the Hollywood Bowl to Pasadena, to Long Beach and back. Check out the top places to enjoy a night out on the 4th!

 

Venice Beach Pier 

W Washington Blvd.,
Venice, CA 90291

You’ll be able to enjoy a less crowded environment to watch the Marina Del Rey barge show from Venice Beach, a nice view from north of the pier.

 

Hollywood Bowl Firework Spectacular

2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

Three nights of fireworks are scheduled, July 2, 3, and 4. If you want to keep it classy on the 4th, then hit up the Hollywood Bowl, Josh Groban is set to perform.

 

Lake Hollywood Park

3200 Canyon Lake Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Watch fireworks from right under the Hollywood sign.

 

AmericaFest At The Rose Bowl in Pasadena

1001 Rose Bowl Drive,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Music, food, and crafts while enjoying the biggest Southern California fireworks display. Festival begins at 2pm, $13 for adults and free for kids 7 and under.

 

Arclight Cinemas Hollywood

6360 W. Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-4226

Enjoy the secret rooftop of the Arclight while you overlook the city of Hollywood and miles of fireworks.

 

Culver City July 4th Fireworks

9000 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-4200
www.culvercityfireworksshow.com

Live music, food trucks, and family-friendly fun. Fireworks galore at the West LA College, starts at 4pm. Parking for the event is $5 per occupant (max of $20 per vehicle). Walk-ins $5 suggested donation.

 

Queen Mary All-American Fourth of July

1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Climb aboard the Queen Mary and celebrate the 4th of July on this old ship. Enjoy live music, and lounge around the ship in a family-friendly atmosphere. Tickets are $39.99 per adult. Watch the fireworks light up the sky from the historic ocean liner. Starts at 12pm and runs ’til 11pm.

 

Surfrider Beach

23180 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265

Watch all of the fireworks shows off the coast, with a few private ones you can probably catch along the way.

 

Burton Chance Park

13650 Mindanao Way,
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

You can enjoy the Marina del Rey fireworks display from the park, where they’ll also be broadcasting music.

 

Hollywood Bowl Overlook

7036 Mulholland Dr.,
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Catch the Hollywood Bowl firework show without the Josh Groban ticket price.

 

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

6300 Hetzler Rd,
Culver City, CA 90232

A popular spot to catch the fireworks show, where you’ll be able to see up to the hills and all the way down the peninsula.

 

Bona Vista Lounge

404 S Figueroa St,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000

If you want something a little cozier, but still on the side of rad, the Bona Vista Lounge on the 34th floor of the Westin Bonaventure will rotate as you watch the fireworks show.

 

Universal City Overlook

7701 Mulholland Drive,
Studio City, CA

Get your dose of fireworks in the valley, while still catching a distant glimpse of Downtown.

 

Howard Hughes Center

6060 Center Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Watch fireworks from the top of the parking structure, nice views of the Westside.

 

 


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LISTEN: Busta Rhymes And Eminem Collab On New Song, “Calm Down”

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:30

Busta Rhymes and Eminem have teamed-up for a feud rising collaboration on the track, “Calm Down.” The rappers previously worked together in 2006′s “I’ll Hurt You.” This time around the mighty word-droppers are taking it back to the old-school ways, with a six-minute rap battle between the two, where Eminem raps about Abe Lincoln and Busta throws down the “Fahrvergnügen.”

Take a listen to “Calm Down” below!

“Calm Down” is the lead single in Busta Rhymes’ upcoming album, E.L.E. 2– out later this year.

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The Who Announce Last World Tour

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:00

Come 2015, the Who will play their last gigs celebrating their legendary career in the music world. Pete Townshend shared, “for the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world, it’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”

The Who have announced the first few dates of their “The Who Hits 50! Tour,” hitting the UK for 11 dates, between November and December.

Townshend adds that the tour is the “beginning of the long goodbye. Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big woodcutter’s beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring. If I had enough hairs to split I would say that for thirteen years since 1964 The Who didn’t really exist, so we are really only thirty-seven.”

The Who did tour last year in support of their album Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary, but due to Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltrey’s health problems they’ll be cutting back a bit on the touring intake. Townshend suffers from hearing condition tinnitus, and Daltrey has regular visits to the throat doctor after having surgery for per-cancerous growths since 2010.

However, the band won’t be breaking up, this is not the end of The Who, Townshend shared that they are already working on a new album, and plan to hit the studio in late summer.

The Who 2014 Tor Dates:
11/26 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
11/28 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena
11/30 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
12/02 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
12/05 – Nottingham UK @ Captial FM Arena
12/07 – Birmingham, UK @ NIA
12/09 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
12/11 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
12/13 – Manchester, UK @ Phones 4U Arena
12/15 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
12/17 – London, UK @ The O2

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