J Webb New Single ‘Pay Attention’

“J’s high-energy, strong sexy voice is a perfect match for this track.” Felix Howard (Sony)

Pay Attention is the new single from London power vocalist J Webb, featuring rap heavy weight Honours Tea. Described as Rihanna meets Anne Marie, J Webb is a no-messing force of nature who embodies female empowerment and self-reliance. The young singer says “Pay Attention is a female bedroom anthem, showing your lover you’re not taking a backseat – his full attention is needed from start to finish. I had a lot of fun building the track and have even more fun performing it.” J Webb is a self-employed model, performer and business woman who is as savvy as she is sassy. She says, “as an artist, I want my music to serve the same qualities which I needed as a child, an expression of all emotions and most importantly the love of self…. strong, confident, sexually confident and above all, true to how I feel… no sugar coating.” From an early age, music truly served its purpose in J Webb’s life. She was dependent on music to help her cope with strong emotions, happy, sad, in love or angry… music always held the invisible answer. J Webb was an instant hit as a model and she has driven her own career from the start. She says, “being a self-employed woman was the greatest gift I could have given to myself. But now I’m ready to make music again.” J Webb reconnected with a producer she’d known since she was 16. The pair had worked on a demo together which landed J Webb a deal with Sony. The leading track Down and Dirty was a huge success and won J Webb a loyal fanbase in countries all over the world. Now on her own label, J Webb is unstoppable. Pay Attention to this fresh new talent…

 

Fred & Ginger, Jazz Hands & More! TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special “Mad About Musicals!”

Fred & Ginger, Jazz Hands & More!

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special
“Mad About Musicals!”

Network To Also Offer Free Interactive Online Course About the History of the Musical Genre

 

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com.

Movie musicals have been a part of pop culture since films began to talk. Mad About Musicals! will feature more than 90 musicals every Tuesday and Thursday in June, including:

  • The ‘20s – fans discover the development of the genre with the dawn of sound technology in films such as The Broadway Melody (1929) and The Love Parade (1929)
  • The ‘30s –  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the most-loved musical couple of the 1930s, shine in Top Hat (1935) and the technicolor dream Wizard of Oz (1939) is released
  • The ‘40s – with films like Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) and On the Town (1949), this decade proved to be a love letter to the musical genre
  • The ‘50s – the Hollywood musical hit its sparkling peak with Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • The ‘60s – the decade of the Academy Award®-winning musical with My Fair Lady (1964) and Oliver (1968) winning for Best Picture and Barbra Streisand winning Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968)
  • The ’70s – marking the age of musicals based on stage hits with films like Cabaret (1972) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

The network’s fourth annual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will run concurrently with TCM’s programming and lead participants through the history of the musical. More than 44,000 participants enrolled in TCM’s past three successful MOOCs, all of which generated industry-leading completion rates and very high satisfaction rates, while acting as an on-ramp for new audiences to the TCM brand. The free, month-long multimedia course exploring the musical’s place in cinematic history, features:

  • Course lessons with movie clips from Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament, former Actor’s Equity performer, successful Hollywood Foley artist (Die Hard, Edward Scissorhands) and Endowed Chair of Telecommunications at Ball State University
  • Interviews with guests such as Academy Award-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, discussing sound in the Hollywood musical, and film scholar Richard Edwards examining the connection between musicals and melodrama
  • Fun and challenging online games to test expertise and create friendly competition
  • Ongoing social conversation with fellow participants on TCM message boards and on social media with #TCMusicals
  • On-air film introductions from Dr. Ament alongside TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz during the first week of June

“At TCM we are constantly looking for ways to create immersive experiences so our fans can engage with us on a deeper level, and our annual online courses tied to an on-air programming special have proved to do just that,” said Jennifer Dorian, General Manager of TCM & FilmStruck and EVP of 360 Brand Strategy for Turner. “This fan experience we create with our partners at Ball State University and Canvas helps take our mission of context and curation to the next level.”

Canvas, the online educational platform for this year’s MOOC, will utilize Arc, a hands-on video platform that turns content into collaboration. It empowers learners to collaborate with peers and interact with content by allowing them to comment and offer feedback within the video timeline.

For more course information and programming details, see musicals.tcm.com.

BOOMERANG STREAMS INTO YEAR TWO WITH NEW CONTENT, PRODUCT FEATURES AND MORE

BOOMERANG STREAMS INTO YEAR TWO WITH NEW CONTENT, PRODUCT FEATURES AND MORE

NEW SCOOBY-DOO CELEBRITY TEAM-UP SERIES AND NEW PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM SERIES AMONG ANNOUNCEMENTS

Renewed Original Series, Full Spanish Language and New Platforms Premiere This Memorial Day Weekend

As Boomerang streams into its second year, the premium video subscription service is revealing some of its new, 2018 offerings for kids, families and animation fans. Launched April 2017 with a renowned animation library of over 5,000 titles including the Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes franchises alongside original series, today the service unveiled multiple new and renewed original series, additional platform partners, and enhanced product features, including a fully translated Spanish experience premiering this Memorial Day Weekend, to expand its overall consumer experience.

Boomerang users now have access to over 2,000 titles for streaming or download-to-go instantly. Throughout 2018 and beyond, Boomerang will continue to increase its content offering with new and original titles, premiere episodes and more fan-favorite series to the service:

New Original Series:

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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

The Mystery Inc. gang welcomes new members in the all-new series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?. From Warner Bros. Animation, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? follows the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo team ups and takes the idea to hilarious new heights.

Faced with some of their toughest mysteries yet, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture including NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artists Halsey and Sia, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White reprising his iconic role) Batman, Sherlock Holmes, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many more!

Jump into the Mystery Machine for all-new comedic mystery-solving adventures where the biggest mystery will be who’s teaming up with those “meddling kids” this week!

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Chris Bailey (Kim Possible) serves as producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.  The series premieres in 2019.

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Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!

Yabba-Dabba-Doo!  Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are back in this quarter-hour animated comedy series, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!  Warner Bros. Animation takes you beyond Bedrock to The Crags, a vast land that is as dangerous and wild as the dinosaurs that inhabit it.

Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble are two best friends, growing up in the prehistoric time when dinosaurs and giant beasts still walked the earth. But as exciting as that sounds, they live in peaceful, quiet old Bedrock, a modern domestic civilization similar to our own (but with stone cars that run on leg-power). That’s why whenever they get the chance, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino head to the open wilderness, helping new friends, fighting new enemies and learning about life through their endless crazy adventures.  Back in Bedrock, Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty still enjoy all the familiar quirks and trappings of life as a modern Stone Age family not knowing all the trouble (and fun!) their kids are getting themselves into.

Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.   Mark Marek (MAD) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Right Now Kapow) serve as producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.  The series premieres in 2019.

Returning Original Series:

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Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Boomerang will continue to premiere new season two episodes through 2018.

With high school over and one last summer to live it up, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Velma, Daphne and Fred decide to travel during what could be their last summer break together. The gang hits the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. However, danger and trouble are never too far behind as Scooby and the gang encounter new mysteries that may end up spoiling their fun.

Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Jeff Mednikow (Teen Titans Go!) and Mark Marek (MAD) serve as producers, Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) as supervising producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

Bunnicula

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Premiere episodes of this series have been available on the service since Boomerang’s launch and season two will continue through 2018 with a newly greenlit season three following in 2019.

The Monroe family homestead and its two resident pets, droll dog Harold and hyperactive feline Chester, are thrown into a tizzy by the arrival of a new creature, Bunnicula – a vampire rabbit with a taste for carrot juice – that drags them into a variety of paranormal adventures.

Bunnicula is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Jessica Borutksi (The Looney Tunes Show) serves as producer, James Howe (Bunnicula book series) serves as consulting producer and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) is executive producer.

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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
This new and original series had its worldwide premiere on Boomerang last June and will kick off season two with a Memorial Day movie special. Season two premiere episodes will continue into 2019.

After the Wicked Witch of the West’s defeat, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City. With her feet firmly grounded in her ruby slippers, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness. And whether it’s magic, munchkins, flying monkeys or her arch-nemesis Wilhelmina, the wicked witch in training and niece of the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy is ready to track down and put a stop to any problem that comes Oz’s way.

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Jeff DeGrandis serves as producer (Dinotrux) with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

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New Looney Tunes
Boomerang premiered season two earlier this year and new episodes will continue to be added to the service through 2019.

The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! Follow Bugs as he stars in a new series consisting of slapstick comedic shorts that find the iconic, carrot-loving rabbit matching his wits against classic characters, such as Theodore “Tasmanian” Devil, Wile E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam.

New Looney Tunes is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Matt Craig (Saturday Night Live) and Gary Hartle (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters) serve as producers with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

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The Tom and Jerry Show
As season two premiere episodes continue through 2018, season three has been greenlit and will come to Boomerang in 2019.

The iconic cat and mouse rivals are back and up to their old antics in a new setting that puts a fresh spin on the classic series. Follow Tom and Jerry as they explore fantastic new places, including a witch’s cabin and a mad scientist’s lab, in The Tom and Jerry Show.
Preserving the look, characters and sensibility of the original, this series shines a brightly colored, high-definition lens on the madcap slapstick and never-ending battle that has made Tom and Jerry two of the most beloved characters of all time.

The Tom & Jerry Show is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Ashley Postlewaite (Funny Face) and Darrell Van Citters (The Mr. Men Show) serve as producers with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

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Wacky Races
Premiering on Boomerang last summer, this new and reimagined series has received a Season two pick-up and will premiere later in 2018.

When the engines start, the laughter roars in this animated comedy series featuring the return of your favorite racers and, of course, their wacky cars! Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat is the sassy Southern bell whose charm and intelligence make her a formidable racer but most of the time she’s taking a detour to save the other racers. Penelope’s best friend, Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific, has a big heart and an even bigger ego, which fuels his super positive can-do attitude. Meanwhile, in the Mean Machine, Dick Dastardly and his accomplice, Muttley, stop at nothing to win the race by any means necessary. And if it’s bizarre, creepy, slimy or just plain weird, The Gruesome Twosome, Tiny and Bella, are either related to it or keep it in their monster truck, the Doombuggy.

Wacky Races is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Mike Disa (Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon) serves as supervising producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

Acquisitions:

Wind in the Willows
Based on the classic novel, this new, original animated series from UK distributor HoHo Rights will be available exclusively in the U.S. on Boomerang in 2019.

Part of Britain’s great literary heritage, Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 and the riverside adventures of Mole, Rat and Toad have been enchanting children ever since. Harking back to a gentler era of altruism, good manners, community and citizenship, the values in The Wind in the Willows continue to endure.

In addition to the multiple new premiere series coming to Boomerang in 2018, the service will also continue to enhance the consumer experience through various new product offerings.

Product / New Platforms:

Spanish language: Coming this Memorial Day Weekend, Boomerang will launch a full Spanish language experience for its users.

Profiles & Personalization: Giving families and individual fans the ability to personalize their Boomerang experience through avatar creation and show discovery.

User Created Playlists and Interactivity: Users will have the ability to create and share playlists featuring their personal cartoon favorites along with other features under development aimed at elevating interaction with Boomerang’s beloved characters.

Universal Search: Available on Thursday May 24th across Roku, Amazon and Apple, Universal Search will easily allow animation fans to find Boomerang content when searching their favorite animated series and characters. Universal Search on Google will be available later in the Summer.

New Platforms: Boomerang will be available via Android TV starting Memorial Day Weekend, with additional platforms to come by the end of the year.

Spielzeug und Mode mit dem Powfactor: 2018 kommen neue Produkte zu den Powerpuff Girls auf den Markt

2018 dreht sich alles um die Powerpuff Girls! Die Emmy-prämierte Zeichentrickserie feiert dieses Jahr nicht nur ihr 20-jähriges Jubiläum, sondern es wird auch viele neue Produkte rund um die drei kleinen Superheldinnen geben. Im Rahmen der Licensing Expo, die derzeit in Las Vegas stattfindet, hat Cartoon Network daher nun zahlreiche weitere Partnerschaften und Kooperationen angekündigt.

Bereits im August 2018 erscheinen LEGO® Powerpuff Girls Sets, womit sich Fans die Welt von Blossom, Bubbles und Buttercup zu Hause nachbauen können. Ebenfalls ab August erhältlich ist die neue Powerpuff Girls Kollektion des französischen Modelabels Undiz, die Nacht- und Unterwäsche umfasst. Außerdem plant der Spielzeughersteller Mattel eine Powerpuff Girls Modelinie für Barbie Puppen, die Ende des Jahres in den Handel kommt.

Cartoon Network, der Kindersender von Turner Deutschland, zeigt die dritte Staffel der Powerpuff Girls voraussichtlich ab Mitte August als deutsche TV-Premiere. In den brandneuen Folgen nehmen es die Mädchen wieder mit Bösewicht Mojo Jojo auf, wetteifern um den Titel „Weltbeste Superhelden“ und erleben ein Abenteuer auf der Rennbahn.

Über Die Powerpuff Girls:
Blossom, Bubbles und Buttercup sind die Powerpuff Girls, drei kleine Heldinnen mit einer großen Mission: Sie wollen mithilfe ihrer Superkräfte die Welt retten. Professor Utonium erschuf die Heldinnen in seinem Labor. Eigentlich sollten sie normale Mädchen werden, doch versehentlich fügte der Professor seinem Gebräu die Chemikalie „X“ hinzu, und so wurden die Powerpuff Girls geboren. In der Serie nehmen es die Mädchen mit Grips und Geschick gegen Monster und andere Schurken auf.

Weitere Informationen zu Cartoon Network: www.CartoonNetwork.de / www.turnertv.de / http://www.facebook.com/CartoonNetworkDeutschland

 

FilmStruck continues international roll out with launches in France and Spain

Joint Venture Movie Streaming Service Between Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks Continues International Expansion

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) today announce additional international markets for their premium movie streaming service FilmStruck.

The subscription video on-demand service, which announced its arrival in the international marketplace with its UK launch in February, will expand with bespoke services for France and Spain, offering movie lovers a diverse movie catalogue drawing on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection library, as well as other global and local content partners.

The service offers a range of hand-selected, critically acclaimed movies across many categories – Independent, Classic, Cult, Contemporary and World Cinema – and will also feature curated themes and exclusive bonus material, including cast interviews, original artwork, Criterion mini-documentaries and hosted introductions. The collection will be continuously refreshed, providing movie fans with a trusted source of quality films and a simple and engaging way to discover content.

Additionally, and with a strong emphasis on catering to different audiences with carefully chosen bespoke local content, the service offerings for each market reflect expert local curation. The service for France will draw on local content partners Carlotta Films, MK2, RKO and StudioCanal while the service for Spain will team with local content providers Wanda, Caramel and A Contracorriente Films, resulting in a rich mix of local, European and global content.

“Rolling FilmStruck out to these additional markets is a significant next step for us,” said Aksel van der Wal, Executive Vice President, DV&I, Turner International. “France and Spain both have a rich heritage in and love for movies, as well as being rapidly developing SVOD markets, which makes them both exciting markets to tap into with what we believe is a fresh and differentiated offering working with fantastic content partners.”

The expansion of the service into France and Spain comes shortly after DV&I and WBDN announced the appointment of Kerensa Samanidis to the role of General Manager, FilmStruck, International. Samanidis joins from the British Film Institute where she was Head of Digital Products and Distribution for the past few years overseeing BFI’s digital strategy in both the B2B and D2C space.

The international expansion of Turner’s SVOD service is in line with the fan-centric strategy underpinning Turner’s approach to engaging new audiences. FilmStruck is expected to roll out in France and Spain soon and will be available across mobile, tablets, computers and TVs.

TNT’s NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5

Coverage Delivers Top Program Across All of Television & Most-Watched 2018 NBA Playoff Game to Date

Live Game Telecast & TNT’s Inside the NBA Combine to

Generate Top Two Shows in Primetime on All of Cable TV

WCF Game 5 Averages 9.2 Million Viewers, Up 59% vs. 2017 ECF Game 5 on TNT

TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 delivered the highest-rated program across all of television (broadcast and cable) on Thursday night, based on metered market delivery, and the most-viewed game of this year’s NBA Playoffs to date. The game telecast also combined with TNT’s iconic Inside the NBA studio show to generate the top two programs of the night across all of cable television.

Last night’s Rockets/Warriors telecast averaged 9.2 million viewers to garner the most-watched 2018 NBA Playoff game on any network to date, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. TNT’s WCF Game 5 telecast – peaking with an average of 12.2 million viewers from 11:15-11:30 p.m. – is up 59% vs. the network’s coverage of 2017 ECF Game 5 (Cavs/Celtics).

Overall, TNT’s WCF coverage is averaging 8.3 million viewers, up 33% over last year’s Eastern Conference Finals airing on the network (Cavaliers/Celtics) and an increase of 27% vs. the four-game 2017 WCF (Warriors/Spurs).

 

The Ladies Battle for Power in Season Two of TNT’s Claws

Niecy Nash Stars in Series Executive-Produced by Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois and Creator Eliot Laurence

One of 2017’s Top 5 New Cable Dramas 

Claws Returns on Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT’s Claws is back, and the fierce women of the Nail Artisans of Manatee County are now under new management. Niecy Nash (Getting On, The Soul Man), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Karrueche Tran (The Nice Guys), Jenn Lyon (Justified), Jack Kesy (The Strain), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club, Friday Night Lights), Jason Antoon (Famous in Love), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes), Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees), Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) star in the hour-long dramedy series, which returns for season two across TNT’s television, mobile and digital platformson Sunday, June 10.

Claws follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. At the center of this diverse group is salon owner Desna (Nash), who works alongside her salon staff to launder money from Suncoast Rejuvenation, a barely legal pain clinic operated by the Dixie Mafia.  While it has always been Desna’s mission to break free of the redneck syndicate and become her own boss, last season saw Desna trade one crime boss for another as the mob took control of both the pain clinic and the salon. With new management comes new problems for the women to navigate.

A multiplatform reach of 5.4 million viewers per episode vaulted Claws into the top 5 new cable dramas of 2017. Last season, the series secured strong momentum with in-season growth of more than 40% and earned the title of the #1 cable series on VOD during its run.

Claws is executive-produced by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z,), Will McCormack (Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z), Janine Sherman Barrois (ER, Criminal Minds), who also serves as showrunner, and Eliot Laurence (Welcome to Me), who created the series. Claws is produced for TNT by Jones and McCormack’s Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and Turner’s Studio T.

The complete first season of Claws will become available to stream exclusively on Hulu on May 11th, just in time for viewers to catch up on all episodes ahead of the season two premiere. Fans can catch up on select episodes of Claws via the TNT App and website by logging in with their user name and password given to them by their TV provider. Season one episodes are also available on participating TV provider apps.

ZAYTOVEN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TRAP HOLIZAY ON MAY 25

Red Bull Music Shares Documentary The Note: Zaytoven

Trap Holizay The Tour Underway Now

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May 7, 2018 — Hollywood, CA — GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum super producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zaytoven will release his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Trap Holizay, on Friday May 25, 2018.

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In addition to “What You Think, the full tracklisting promises to bring together some of the game’s heaviest heavy hitters behind the production mastery of this game-changing hip-hop maestro. Stay tuned for the full reveal soon.

Excitement continues building for the impending arrival of the record. In an in-depth feature, High Snobiety claimed, Trap Holizayis set to be one of the spring’s standout albums.”

Allowing audiences into his world, he recently teamed up with Red Bull Music for a new documentary entitled The Note: Zaytoven. Watch it HERE. The 17-minute film explores his inimitable creative process and story as told by the man himself and those closest to him, including his mom. Additionally, it intercuts archival behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with collaborators and fellow innovators such as Gucci ManeOJ Da JuicemanYoung DolphBankroll Fresh, and Cassius Jay. Of the doc, Noisey claimed, The Note goes deep into how Zaytoven became so essential to rap’s most popular format.” He also recently spoke to Billboard in detail about The Note.

Zaytoven just embarked on his North American headline run—Trap Holizay The Tour. It’s hitting major markets across the country. Check out the remaining dates below.

Trap Holizay season is underway now. 

TOUR DATES:

4/24       Spokane, WA

4/25       Castlegar, BC, Canada

4/26       Calgary, Canada

4/27       Vancouver, Canada

4/28       Seattle, WA

4/29       Portland, OR

5/2         Sacramento, CA

5/3         Reno, NV

5/4         Berkeley, CA

5/5         Santa Cruz, CA

5/6         Los Angeles, CA

5/25       Savannah, GA

                A true trendsetter, Zaytoven proved integral to the sonic architecture of the Atlanta scene with which he stands synonymous. His influence can easily be felt in nearly every corner of hip-hop and R&B. 2011 saw him win his first GRAMMY® for co-producing and writing “Papers” on Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond. Among countless multiplatinum productions for the likes of Gucci Mane and Migos, he teamed up with Future for seminal 2015 collaborative mixtape, Beast Mode. Everybody from Drake and Nicki Minaj to Rick Ross and Lil Yachty has sought him out.

Unsurprisingly, his musical acumen encompasses more than just beat-making. Born in Germany, raised in San Francisco, and based in Atlanta, Zaytoven’s nickname pays homage to his piano virtuosity. VIBE has hailed him as “Atlanta’s true trap music pioneer” while Complex praised his “singular blend of layered, oscillating synth melodies, ominous organ chords, and booming low-end bass.” Founding Familiar Territory Records, he’s becoming a cultural tastemaker and entrepreneur in 2017 as well.

TRAPHOLIZAY TRACKLISTING:

01 Intro feat. Gucci Mane

02 Left The Bank feat. Young Dolph

03 Go Get The Money feat. Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, TI, Pusher T

04 Wake Up and Cook Up feat. Quavo, 2 Chainz

05 Back On It feat. Offset, Young Scooter

06 What You Think feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, OJ Da Juiceman

07 Black Privilage feat. Trey Songz, Trouble, Plies

08 Show It feat. Kodak Black, TI

09 Boot Up feat. Future

10 East Atlanta Day feat. Gucci Mane, 21 Savage

11 Strong feat. Lil Uzi Vert

12 Designer feat. Lil Pump, Black Youngsta, Rich The Kid

13 Mo Realer feat. Future

RUPAUL COMES TO NETFLIX IN NEW COMEDY SERIES

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RUPAUL COMES TO NETFLIX — AND SHE’S BRINGING ALONG A SIDEKICK — IN NEW COMEDY SERIES AJ AND THE QUEEN FROM MICHAEL PATRICK KING

Network: Netflix

Auspices: MPK Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

Order: Series Order, 10 Episodes

Format: One-hour comedy

Executive Producer: Michael Patrick King

Star/Executive Producer: RuPaul Charles

Written by Michael Patrick King & RuPaul Charles

Logline: RuPaul stars as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.

Lets Go Bach To Broadway!

Written By | Hunter Gilmore

The Atlanta Ballet is bringing us all Bach To Broadway! Maybe not literally but they are
definitely bringing us some serious ballet moves. Now this was my first time attending a ballet and I must say I was highly impressed. The company of dancers comprising the Atlanta Ballet are strong, graceful, and impactful in their own right. Bach to Broadway is creatively directed by Gennadi Nedvigin and conducted by Tara Simoncic. The show is broken up into 3 captivating acts, each of which tell a story of their own.

The first act is called “7 for Eight” with music by Sebastian Bach. This act is the introduction so the music selection is noticeably slower than the other acts yet still just as interesting. It definitely gave a deep and somber feel with the black background and costumes. It is set to seven movements from four Bach concerts and built for eight dancers, “7 for Eight” is a ballet dedicated to pure movement with no formal story or plot line. “7 for Eight” becomes an extended study on intimate physical moments between individuals.

The second act is called “Who Cares” which is extremely fitting since it definitely gave romantic vibes to say the least. George Balanchine and George Gershwin collaborated to create this intricate piece. Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way to portray an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged wit the energy of New York City. It is set against a starry Manhattan skyline, this playfully romantic ballet teases the purely classical choreography off-balance with inflections of jazz dance steps and rhythms.

“Concerto Armonico” is the third and final ballet. This one was actually my favorite of the three. I loved the bold colors and interesting geometric shapes used in the set design. This piece is a world premiere for the Atlanta Ballet, choreographer Maxim Petrov uses the propulsive energy of Alexander Tcherepnin’s “Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra, Op. 86” to conjure physical images of wide open spaces and vast territories yet to be discovered. “Concerto Armonico” is a ballet filled with optimism and a spirit of adventure.

If you haven’t gone to see Bach to Broadway yet, there is still one more show date for May 13, 2018. They are playing at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. You can find tickets and times at www.atlantaballet.com.

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