BREAKING: Vote Passes for Ultra Music Festival's New Island Venue
Until this morning, the destiny of Ultra Music Festival hung within the stability. The organizers put forth a brand new proposal to host the pageant on Virginia Key, 10 minutes away from Bayfront Park. Among opposition from Rapture Music Festival and the residents of Key Biscayne (who don't belong to the identical county district as Virginia Key), the matter was delivered to vote this afternoon on the Miami City Council.
After over three hours of contentious deliberation the council voted at present to approve Ultra’s proposal to maneuver to Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Virginia Key. The stipulation of the deal was the charge of $2 million to town of Miami from Ultra for the power to promote as much as 60,00zero tickets to the pageant. The contract shall be in place for 2 years, with a revocable choice inside 60 days after the pageant given particular circumstances.
Commissioner Joe Carollo was the primary opponent of the proposal for almost all of the deliberation, selecting to focus primarily on the cash that may be owed to town by the pageant. Fluctuating from $1.Four million at 50,00zero tickets to the ultimate variety of $2 million at 60,00zero tickets, Carollo lastly conceded a YES vote following a prolonged clarification throughout the vote tally.
Miami City Council Discussion on Ultra Music Festival
Discussion because it pertains to Ultra begins at 9:00 within the stay stream.
The matters mentioned throughout the assembly included site visitors and transportation, environmental affect, land use, and a provision for cash for the development of an African-American Museum on the seashore park.
$1 million of the charge would apparently go straight right into a belief for later use, with the remainder of the charge to be divvied up accordingly. Parking on the pageant will apparently solely be accessible to VIP Parking ticket holders, of which solely “a number of hundred” shall be offered.
At least two council members have been very cautious of voting YES within the closing vote. It handed in a Four-1 vote.
The HBIC: 6 Things We Should Find At The Tiffany “New York” Pollard Exhibit
Somehow the stars have aligned and reality TV guru Tiffany “New York” Pollard is getting her own exhibit at the in Brooklyn.
It will be titled “David’s Dead: A Celebration Tiffany Pollard”
Most people know her as one the stars on the 2006 show Flavor Love and its spinf I Love New York. But her reach extends far beyond the VH1 world.
Her appearance on Big Brother UK resulted in a viral moment that cemented her place in reality TV history.
Tiffany had a full-blown meltdown when she thought one her cast mates David Gest died, when in reality, news was circulating that singer David Bowie had died.
The moment was .
With classic scenes like this, we couldn’t help but reflect on Tiffany’s whole career and what artifacts should be housed in the exhibit.
Swipe through to check out some items that made reality TV history and should be preserved for generations to come.
Elon Musk Inspired By Kanye West, "Obviously"
Elon Musk, the eccentric multi-billionaire and founder SpaceX (a company dedicated to revolutionizing space technology), has revealed that he looks to a Hip Hop star for inspiration.
During a South By Southwest panel over the weekend, Musk was asked who he’s inspired by. His response: “Well Kanye West, obviously.”
Unfortunately for ‘Ye, Musk’s response was immediately met with laughter from the audience.
Back in 2015, Kanye name-dropped the SpaceX helmsman several times during a speech at Oxford University’s Museum Natural History.
“I understand that I’m a servant. And with my voice, with my ability to build relationships with amazing people, speak to amazing people. Call Elon Musk out the blue, or call Obama out the blue,” Kanye West said.
Warriors Visit African American Museum With Students Instead Of White House
The Golden State Warriors are in Washington D.C. today ahead tomorrow night's matchup against the Washington Wizards, and they've planned a trip to a nearby museum with some students.
Instead visiting the White House in celebration their 2017 NBA championship, the team has decided to take a tour the African American Museum History along with students from Kevin Durant's hometown Seat Pleasant, Maryland.
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Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson told the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps,
“The White House is a great honor,” Thompson said, “but there are some other circumstances that we felt uncomfortable going. We’re not going to politicize anything. We’re going to hang out with some kids, and take them to the African American Museum, and hopefully teach them some things we learned along the way, and life lessons, and hopefully give them some great memories.”
According to ESPN, the tour will only consist players, coaches and students. The event will be closed to the media. Golden State had several options for their visit to D.C., including a trip to Durant's hometown which is nearby the nation's capital and an invitation from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to visit the U.S. Capitol, according to ESPN.
"It's their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it's up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans," Kerr told ESPN. "I want the players to have a good day and to do something positive and to enjoy what they're doing."
"At the end the day, it's about us celebrating a championship, so there's no point in getting into the political stuff and all that," forward Draymond Green told ESPN. "It's about something we did great. Why make it about politics]?"
The Warriors, 47-14, will take on the Wizards, 35-25, tomorrow night at 8pm ET. The game will air on ESPN.
John Legend Defends Barack and Michelle Obama's Portraits After Backlash
Just yesterday Barack Obama and his wife Michelle unveiled their portraits at the Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Barack's piece was painted by New York City-based painter Kehinde Wiley, while Michelle's piece was helmed by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald.
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The paintings are a first as Barack was the first Black president and the painters hired to do the art are the first black painters to be commissioned by the museum to paint presidential portraits.
TMZ recently caught up with John Legend to get his opinion on the portraits since he and his wife donated money to commission the art. John addresses those who have created memes and have made fun the paintings saying he "thought they were beautiful" pieces work.
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"The artists they chose, they chose them for a reason and the artists made paintings that represented their own style," he adds. "I think for people to expect it to look like a photo or look like this or that, it's a wrong expectation. The artists have their own distinct style and they gave us that."
Barack & Michelle Obama Paintings Unveiled At Portrait Gallery
Barack Obama's legacy is firmly rooted in the American history books, and now he and his wife are being commemorated for their service to the nation's public through a pair paintings.
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The artistic endeavours were revealed earlier today at the Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and depict the former POTUS and FLOTUS sporting serene, yet confident facial expressions. Barack's image was helmed by New York City-based painter Kehinde Wiley. The artist chose to depict Barack in an upright position with his elbows placed firmly on knees, engulfed by a mass greenery (a Wiley hallmark), giving the image an otherworldly aura.
Michelle's portrait was handled by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, whose image is equally evocative. Michelle is decked in a floor length gown, and painted atop a simple blue backdrop, aims her gaze directly towards the spectator.
The paintings, like the Obama's presidential reign, are a historical first. Where Barack was the first African American elected as president, Wiley and Sherald have now become the first black painters to be commissioned by the museum to paint presidential portraits.
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Celebrities from Shondra Rimes and Steven Spielberg, various political personnel, as well as the media were invited to witness this unveiling and toast the man and woman the hour. The director the gallery, Kim Sajet, notes how the portraits are not fully complete until a gallery visitor has a chance to personally encounter the image.
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade: Live Stream
Philadelphia Eagles players, coaches and fans across the city Philadelphia will come together today for the long awaited Super Bowl parade, the first in franchise history. Eagles fans have been celebrating ever since Sunday's victory against the New England Patriots but today's the day they've all been waiting for.
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According to Tuesday's press conference, the 5-mile parade will kick f at 10:45 am outside Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia and will conclude with a ceremony at 1 pm at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
There will be 14 jumbotrons televising the parade and, as promised by Anheuser-Busch, parade-goers over the age 21 along the route will receive a free bud light. The beer giveaway at select taverns stems from a comment made by Eagles right tackle, Lane Johnson, who told ESPN in August that he would give out free beer to everybody if the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Bud Light quickly responded with a tweet that read, "Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?"
There's no telling what kind fuckery will be on display during and after today's parade, especially considering what went down in Philly in the hours after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII.
If you're an Eagles fan who can't be at today's parade, or simply want to see if anyone eats any horse poop, you can catch all the action the live stream feed below.
Jimmy Iovine Denies Rumors That He’s Leaving Apple Music
For the past week or so, rumors have been circulating online that Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple Music in August, but it turns out that’s not necessarily true. On Tuesday, Jimmy made a statement to Variety denying the rumors him leaving the conglomerate streaming service.
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"I am almost 65, have been with Apple for four years, and in two and a half years, the Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run," he said. "But there’s still a lot more we’d like to do. I am committed to doing whatever Eddy Cue], Tim Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the way. I am in the band."
During a new interview with Scott Goldman, the Grammy Museum and Foundation executive director, Jimmy added, "All this stuff you’re seeing in the newspapers, let me tell you, my stock vested a long time ago. We need Donald Trump here to call it ‘fake news.’"
While Jimmy made it clear his run in the music industry is winding down, he said he’s still committed to working with the guys at Apple Music and getting Streaming to the masses.
"I don’t see myself at 75-years-old running around doing music. Eventually I’ll be slowing down. But right now, I’m committed to getting streaming right." Iovine added, "The next chapter, whatever intensity I’m working, will be to help streaming come to scale.”
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So for now, it doesn't look like Jimmy is leaving Apple Music, but we’ll be sure to let you know otherwise if something further develops or arises.
The Museum Of The Bible Opens This Weekend In D.C.—Here’s A Sneak Peek
Washington, D.C.’s privately-funded Museum the Bible cost a whopping $500 million to create and it opens this Saturday, November 17. According to those granted access for a media preview, the exhibits focus on biblical history, biblical stories, ways in which Americans used the Bible to support or reject slavery, and more.
Get a sneak peek on the flip.