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MUSICIANS WHO DONATED TO IMPORTANT CAUSES THIS MONTH

Gone are the days when pop stars were merely pretty faces with auto-tuned voices and neutral press statements. Today's successful musicians are also outspoken ambassadors for social causes. With the rise of internet media, more and more celebrities are recognizing their influence and speaking out on issues that matter to them. This month, a handful of…

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DOROTHY’S DEBUT ALBUM ROCKISDEAD PROVES ROCK IS VERY MUCH ALIVE

Everything old becomes new again. American rock band DOROTHY just released their debut album ROCKISDEAD; but on the contrary, this could mark the beginning of hard rock's return. Last week, the album entered the Billboard Top New Artists Heatseekers Chart at #1, and the band's success can only go up from here. Comprised of lead singer Dorothy Martin, guitarist Mark Jackson,…

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BEYONCÉ SURPRISES AT THE 2016 CFDA AWARDS + GET THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

On June 6th, The Council of Fashion Designers of America held their annual awards ceremony. Celebrity attendees such as Jourdan Dunn, Alexa Chung, Ciara, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls, Lena Dunham, Oliva Wilde, Karlie Kloss, Laverne Cox,  and Claire Danes all showed up in support of fashion's most talented. Among established designers, CFDA award recipients included Marc Jacobs who took home…

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THE 2016 MET GALA WAS A SILVER SENSATION – SEE THE BEST LOOKS OF THE NIGHT

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” and celebrated the coinciding exhibit which highlights technology’s effect on  the world of style. On the red carpet the theme inspired fashion’s elite to wear garments that featured metallic details, latex, and a ton of silver. Chaired by…

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BEYONCE’S “LEMONADE” ALBUM SPARKS THE JUICIEST SPECULATIONS

Beyoncé dropped her latest work, Lemonade, her second visual album and sixth solo album, on April 23rd, and it's sparking a lot of conversation in the media. Lemonade premiered as a one hour special on HBO. To listen to the release, fans initially had to sign up for a Tidal subscription, however, it is now available on iTunes, but only in its entirety— this is…

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IVY PARK REVEALED & RELEASED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA1Wp1kfDfE We know you've been counting down the days until Ivy Park's release and so have we. Any excuse to get in "Formation" while pretending to be Beyoncé and you can bet that we're there. With just one day until the big release at American retailers Nordstrom, TopShop, and Net-A-Porter, Ivy Park has shown itself to…

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KANYE DISRUPTS THE FASHION STATUS QUO (AGAIN) WITH YEEZY SEASON 3

Kanye West once again disrupted the New York Fashion Week schedule and the status quo with his Yeezy Season 3, presentation. The event, held on February 11th at Madison Square Gardens was simultaneously a fashion show, album debut, performance piece, and cultural commentary. Long time West collaborator, the artist Vanessa Beecroft, orchestrated the show which…

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THE 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS: WINNERS

Last night the world watched and tweeted the 2015 Grammys as our music royalty flanked the red carpet. Highlights across the spectrum include Madonna's performance, debuting her new song "Living in Love" wearing red and black Givenchy. President Obama appeared via video to discuss his anti-violence campaign "It's on Us," and Kanye West referenced his infamous 2009…

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H&M REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR TOKIMONSTA’S REMIX OF KILO KISH’S “IOU”

H&M toured the country this spring to create fashion’s first fan-sourced music video featuring the world’s longest runway show, in collaboration with vocalist and style muse Kilo Kish and music producer TOKiMONSTA. Check it out below. Originating in Indio, CA at Coachella and traveling onto colleges across the U.S., making stops at UCLA, University of…

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2014 MET GALA RED CARPET RECAP

In the fashion world, The Met Gala is widely known as the event of the year. Gaining entrance onto the coveted red carpet gives all of those who enter fair game to dress in the most eccentric pieces of couture that they can find. More times than not, though, many miss the mark or completely ignore…

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BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z COMBINED SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

After appearing in several performances together over the last couple of months, Jay Z and Beyoncé are planning to tour together this summer. They will be embarking on a 20-stadium US tour that will begin in late June and continue throughout the summer. The two just finished their own respective tours and the news of…

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SHAKIRA’S NEW ALBUM DEBUTS AT #2 ON BILLBOARD 200

Shakira achieved the highest chart debut and chart rank of her career when her album Shakira hit #2 on the Billboard 200. The album also secured the #1 spot on the iTunes Chart release week in 69 countries, including the U.S. The multi-platinum, 2X Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter worked with an impressive list of collaborators on the…

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SXSW 2014 MUSIC WEEK SCHEDULE

The music leg of South by Southwest kicked off on Tuesday night in Austin, TX with Coldplay performing their first American show in over a year. The music portion of SXSW will run until March 16th and performances will take place all across the city of Austin. Coldplay wasn't the only big name to start…

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BARNEYS FEATURES TRANSGENDERED MODELS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

Barneys has made a very bold statement in their newly released 2014 Spring ad campaign: they've featured 17 transgendered models in what's appropriately titled "Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters". Photographed by Bruce Weber, the campaign is one of many changes that we've seen recently within the fashion industry. Just last month Givenchy announced Erykah Badu as…

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ALEXANDER WANG COLLABORATES WITH BEATS BY DR. DRE

Alexander Wang is teaming up with Beats by Dr. Dre to create a limited edition product series, one of which is a sleek matte black-and-gold $450 headphone (pictured above). “The limited-edition collection for Beats by Dr. Dre includes my favorite headphones and portable speaker,” said Wang. “For this collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre, it…

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GOOGLE GLASS EXPANDS MUSIC FEATURES

Google has launched an array of new music-centric features to Google Glass. Alongside a new earphone design with interchangable color caps, Google Glass users will have expanded access to a variety of music through the Google Play service. A promotional "Explorer Story" video starring hip-hop producer Young Guru accompanied the move. Young Guru is known…

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BARNEY’S PROFILING CONTROVERSY TRIGGERS JAY-Z PETITION + PROTESTERS

After riding high on the critical and commercial success of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z faces sudden and intense controversy. A Change.org petition demands an end to the hip-hop legend's business relationship with Barneys, in solidarity with victims of racial profiling within Barney's New York. The petition was created by fellow Brooklyn native Derick Bowers,…

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HAS KATY PERRY GONE TOO CORPORATE?

Katy Perry is everywhere these days, and that's exactly how her publicists want it. That's because she has a new album out, Prism, which has been billed as her most thoughtful piece of work yet, with one notable reviewer even calling it "ostensibly darker" than her previous albums. I'm a little skeptical of whether an…

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NEW RADIATION CITY ALBUM OUT MAY 21 + JAY-Z LIFE+TIMES

Radiation City will release their highly anticipated sophomore studio album Animals In The Median, May 21, 2013 via Tender Loving Empire. Effortlessly blending vintage soul with modern electronic sounds, the full album is streaming exclusively with WNYC all week. It was only natural that the Portland quintet would team up with TxE’s G_Force, who they…

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