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TRENDS, TRAVEL, FILM, HISTORY and BOOKS

September 26, 2014

Business, Education, Feature, Trends

Trends, Travel, Film, History and Books provide readers with information that might be off the beaten path of their traditional news sources.   Whether its innovation, unique travel, classic or new age films and documentaries, looking at history from a different perspective or discovering new and established authors, it brings a fresh look to things that are either old or new again.

2014 IMPRESSIONS TOUR ACTS TAKE CHALLENGE TO GRAB 30 MILLION IMPRESSIONS IN 30 DAYS

SOURCE:  Blacknews.com

-- Unique music tour sets out on 4 week experiment to garner national attention and leverage it to bring awareness to key social causes while raising artist profiles. -- Photo Courtesy:  Blacknews.com

— Unique music tour sets out on 4 week experiment to garner national attention and leverage it to bring awareness to key social causes while raising artist profiles. — Photo Courtesy: Blacknews.com

Los Angeles, CA — The Impressions Tour kicks off at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on September 24, 2014. Presented by B.M.B. Entertainment, CruLove and Sky Limit Group, the innovative branding tour, powered by Synergy7 and Trea Day Management & Publicity, will hit 13 major U.S. cities spotlighting popular indie acts with the goal of garnering 30 million impressions in 30 days. Hand selected artists will raise their profile and support worthy causes in the coolest ways possible through the tour’s SOCIAL LIGHT program that connects popular influencers with issues such as Texting and Driving, Cyber Bullying and Education Through Technology.

Featuring prime up and coming entertainers; B.M.B Records’ Cash Paid, Midwest Rico and Dre Butterz, as well as rappers Camden Premo, John Born with DJ Keyz Da Don, and R&B crooner Alvester Martin, the 2014 Impressions Tour is a living breathing social media, music, and lifestyle brand convergence EXPERIMENT that will measure the plausibility, potential, and power of using emerging stars over a track-able 4 week period to impact change and their footing in the entertainment industry. According to Tour Manager/Producer Carrington Bester, “The Impressions Tour stands to revolutionize the ways in which media, entertainment, commerce and society will interact for generations to come… NO PRESSURE!”

Throughout the tour, social leaders and celebrities including super producer, rapper Lil Lody and female emcee Charli Baltimore will get on the bus and make special guest appearances. General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for each city:

September 24: Los Angeles
September 27: Las Vegas
October 1: Houston
October 3: New Orleans
October 4: Huntsville
October 6: Nashville
October 7-10: Atlanta
October 11: Jackson
October 14-16: Miami
October 18: Washington, DC
October 19: Philadelphia
October 20-22: New York
October 23: New Jersey

In addition to the opportunity for tour headliners to earn new fans and more impressions, organizers have made available to local artists, the opening line up slot. To request an Artist Performance or Sponsorship Package or to obtain credentials or info contact Trea Davenport at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr@gmail.com. Follow @IMPRESSIONSTOUR on social media.


MORE ABOUT 2014 IMPRESSIONS TOUR CONCEPT

Social Impression: “Social Causes That Cool People Care About”

We understand that through the vehicle of social media, even the ‘Average Joe’ has the power to inform, engage and impact. Impressions Tour acts are committed to using their star power and insta-fame to shed light on social causes that uplift, educate, inspire and fund.

Mobile “POP-UP” Mini Concerts: 2014 Impressions Tour fans and followers will engage our social media platforms to connect with their favorite act, to be informed, win prizes, stay in the loop and most importantly to earn VIP access to surprise “pop-up” MINI concerts and special events across the country!

Impressions Tour Brand Drop Ins: A unique opportunity for national and local brands to “get on the bus” as it makes its way across the United States! The 2014 Impressions Tour will offer brand drop-ins of products and services to the tour headliners and crew.

Get On the Bus: Surprise visits from celebrities, social leaders and elected officials in cities along the tour who will post and tweet to fans about their plans to drop in and/or share their actual experience on the bus!

Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend

SOURCE:  Wave Hill

There’s magic in the Bronx! On this enchanted October weekend, allow the beauty of the autumnal landscape to captivate your imagination—and discover the magic within yourself! Bring your little fairies and gnomes to venture into Wave Hill’s enchanting woodlands, and join them in creating tiny, fairy-sized dwellings and magical wands using found sticks, leaves and bark. As you delight in the autumn colors, listen to entrancing fairy tales read by storyteller Rama Mandel , and enjoy a live, sparkling soundscape provided by The Metropolitan Four flute quartet. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend programs take place Saturday and Sunday. All Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend events are free with admission to the grounds.

What:      Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend

Date:       Saturday, Sunday, October 18, 19, 2014, rain or shine!

Place:       Wave Hill at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, New York

Time:       Family Art Project: Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses , 10AM–1PM

Put some of nature’s sparkle into your own magic wand. Listen to fairy stories and then venture into Wave Hill’s enchanted woodlands. Fashion sticks, leaves and bark into a tiny fairy-sized dwelling as part of a                       charmed forest metropolis.

Live Music : The Metropolitan Four , flute quartet, starting at 11AM

The Metropolitan Four is a New York based ensemble of flutists from diverse backgrounds. Its members are Tyler Menzel, Julian Rose, Felipe Tristan and Emily Wespiser. During Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend,                     the adventurous young group performs a range of enchanting works—from Greensleeves and Pachelbel’s Canon to themes from family-friendly films—that perfectly complement the magical tone of the weekend.

The Family Art Project is generously sponsored by Target, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Sustaining support is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment for Environmental Science and Nature Education. Wave Hill, Inc. is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature, Wave Hill’s operations are supported with public funds through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Enchanted Wave Hill.  Photo Courtesy:  Wave Hill

Enchanted Wave Hill. Photo Courtesy: Wave Hill

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Wave Hill’s December Programs

This holiday season, find delight in all that nature has to offer—from elegant boughs of green to sparkling snow. Whether you prefer to create nature-themed crafts, listen to masterful holiday music, or you long to stroll through the wintry gardens, Wave Hill’s serene winter landscape and abundance of holiday programs are sure to bring you joy.

Give yourself the gift of creativity during Holiday Workshop Weekend . Learn how to fashion miniature arrangements from natural materials, craft a holiday wreath or swag with fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens, or carve and print your own nature-inspired, linocut holiday cards. Later in December, indulge your senses with delicious treats and tea at the Holiday Tea in The Café at Wave Hill.

Families will fall for four, holiday-themed Family Art Projects , each drawing from

Photo Courtesy:  Wave Hill

Photo Courtesy: Wave Hill

the beauty of nature in wintertime. On Saturdays and Sundays in December, bring little ones to decorate cards, candles and snow-globe gift boxes with natural materials and images. Then, say hello to 2015 by creating a lunar calendar for the year to come! Continue the family fun with the Winter Adornments Family Walk —join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow for a walk through the gardens and woodlands, and investigate a host of vibrant berries, colorful twigs and fascinating patterns.

Round out the festivities with a dazzling performance by pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank . Already Wave Hill favorites, the two pianists return to Armor Hall to share the wonder of the holidays with a four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite .

Events are free with admission to the grounds unless otherwise stated.

What:   Holiday Fun at Wave Hill

Where:  Wave Hill    •    West 249th Street & Independence Avenue

Schedule:   Holiday Workshop Weekend , Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7, 11AM–3PM.  Children eight and older welcome with an adult .

  • Miniature Arrangements , $30/$20 Wave Hill Member per project.
  • Natural Wreaths and Swags , $30/$20 Wave Hill Member per project.
  • Linocut Cards , $20/$10 Wave Hill Member per project.

Family Art Projects , Saturdays & Sundays in December, 10AM-1PM

  • Season’s Greetings , December 6 & 7
  • Colorful Candles and Winter Berries , December 13 & 14
  • Snow-Globe Gift Boxes , December 20 & 21
  • Create Your Year—Hello 2015 , December 27 & 28

Winter’s Adornments Family Walk , Sunday, December 14, 1PM.  Children six and older welcome with an adult.

Concert: Soyeon Kate Lee & Ran Dank , Sunday, December 14, 2PM.  Children eight and older welcome with an adult . Ticket purchase required (see below).

  • Single Tickets:
    • $28 general admission, $15 child (ages 8‒18)
    • Wave Hill Member: $22 adult, $12 child
  • Subscriptions:
    • Pick any 3 Concert Series performances for a 10% discount
    • Pick any 4 performances for a 15% discount

Purchase tickets online at http://www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.  Ticket prices include admission to the grounds.

Holiday Tea in The Café at Wave Hill , Sunday, December 28, 2PM & 2:30PM

The Family Art Project is generously sponsored by Target, with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Sustaining support is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment for Environmental Science and Nature Education. Support for Garden Programs is provided by the Hagedorn Fund. The Performing Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.

Wave Hill, Inc. is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature, Wave Hill’s operations are supported with public funds through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

TRIBECA FILM DOCUMENTARY “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” TO DEBUT IN SELECT THEATERS NATIONWIDE STARTING OCTOBER 1 AND LIVING ROOMS EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 3

SOURCE:  Blacknews.com

Nationwide — The documentary on legendary MC Nas’ making of the 1994 landmark debut album ‘Illmatic’, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, will release theatrically in New York and Los Angeles starting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 then hit movie theaters across America on Thursday, October 2 for a one-night-only special showing of the film. Audiences nationwide will have the rare opportunity to experience the story behind one of hip-hop’sNas most influential albums of all-time on the big screen, distributed by Tribeca Film.

While the film continues to expand nationally, Nas: Time Is Illmatic will become available via on demand, iTunes, and other VOD providers starting Friday, October 3.

Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ Nas: Time Is Illmatic takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences – from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City – and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a thrilling account of Nas’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The film was supported by The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program, and Hennessy V.S. to help bring Nas’ inspiring story of tireless pursuit of excellence to audiences nationwide.

Tickets are now on sale for all screenings at the theaters websites. For more information, please visit www.TimeIsIllmatic.com #TimeIsIllmatic

 

 

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