Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#DoUrPart alongside Rashad McCants

Looking around today we often see despaired neighborhoods, broken communities among youth looking for inspiration to move forward with promise of a better future!  Former NBA star Rashad McCants has been a beacon of lighting in a gray to dark area.  Stirring the direction calling all into action using his platform to generate the appeal of social media attention. Why social media, we all see the post of clubs and parties even the exposure of new alcohols or mixology creations but only on occasions do we really see do  gooders giving back and clean or even simple kind gestures of hope. We've looked around the globe to pray for others or to comment on how grave living conditions are but now more then ever the call again on this side of reformation. Show how you are willing to be a helping hand, hold a door, help someone cross the street. A step further feeding the homeless simple brown bag lunches to hand out, a few dollars to fill stomachs, even a smile when tears have lost effect.  This call to action has been a force  to be seen and joined.

Social Media  Challenge Call:


#D4SM Client #RashadMcCants  Leads Pro #Ballers into Uncharted Territory

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Hope you’re well.  May we have 1-2 minutes of your time to support a worthy initiative? We would be grateful if you would join in and repost the below message or create your own message on your respective social media platforms. Tell your colleagues and clients to join in as well to help spread this positive message about how we all can #DoUrPart in any aspect of life. BIG3 client Rashad McCants is doing his part by helping to eradicate hunger and end homelessness.

Please tag #rashadmccants and use #hashtag #DoUrPart so we can hear your personal testimony and story.
Instagram @RashadMcCants Post (PLEASE REPOST )

If we ALL do our part, we ALL win! As a son, a brother, a father, a team player, a businessman - I know my position, my part, and the duty of service I owe to many others in need.
What are you doing to help others? What's your part? Hashtag #DoUrPart and tell me what you're doing as a part of the community to change, make a difference.
I am doing my part by partnering with #PerDiemsAgainstPoverty to end hunger, homelessness and provide opportunities for the underserved.

#DoUrPart #Heroes
 #PDAP #FeedingAmerica #Target #Humanity #BeOfService #ProAthletesAgainstPoverty
#CommunityService #GivingBack #Charity #BeABlessing
@citizenciao @D4SM



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Maria Aristidou Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18



Semi Couture Presentation

Fall-Winter 2017-2018

during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Maria Aristidou Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18

Once upon a time there was a story,
an inspiration behind Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018 womens wear collection to tell ...
"Belle âme - a beautiful soul"
A story of a woman that is united no matter the difficulties, the setbacks, the ups and downs, no matter the color, the religion, the beliefs, women can conquer the world.
"Belle âme" is flooded with a playground of knit patterns, cozy wool's and metallic yarns. Elaborate embroideries create luxurious beaded fields in the designs for the women today, whereas, soft curves with unexpected details and sleek cuts,
manifest the beauty and the elegance of this womenswear collection for day or night.

The power of Love, the Care, the Beauty and the Wisdom of a Woman is the rebirth of
"a beautiful soul".

So here it is, saying to you that my press release for Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018
"Belle âme - a beautiful soul"
is an outcry for all of us to be
because we are valuable, we matter,
we deserve to live every moment in this precious life.


Two More THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 Stadium Dates Coming
This Summer

Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line

  Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line
Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line

Nashville, Tenn. (July 8, 2017) – Superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE rocked Boston’s Fenway Park to its historic foundation on Friday night (7/7), blazing through their FIRST-EVER headlining stadium concert to a SOLD OUT crowd.
With roaring fans greeting the duo – Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, the night was a high-octane signal of their arrival as top-shelf entertainers, which also included a genre-busting lineup of Pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS (featured on FGL’s 13th #1 smash, PLATINUM-certified “God, Your Mama, And Me”), Hip-Hop icon NELLY and breakout Country star CHRIS LANE.
Part of the groundbreaking THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, the Fenway Park show was one neither Hubbard or Kelley will forget.
"Four years ago, we played the House of Blues right across the street, took a tour of the stadium, and dreamed of one day playing here," Hubbard shared from stage. "Thank you Boston for making our dream come true with our very first sold out headline stadium show."
Standout moments included Backstreet Boys joining FGL onstage for their heartfelt ballad, “God, Your Mama, And Me,” which ended in a surprise plaque presentation to celebrate the song’s #1 on Country radio airplay charts – the first time BSB have contributed to a Country single. And all artists capped off the night with a bang reuniting for a red-hot encore of Nelly's "Hot In Herre," Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," and FGL and Nelly's DIAMOND-certified hit "Cruise" that wrapped with a massive fireworks finale.
See photos of FGL’s career-first Fenway Park experience here. (Photo credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line)
Two more stadium concerts are on tap for this summer, with Backstreet Boys returning for massive shows at Minneapolis’ Target Field (7/29) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (8/12). A limited number of tickets for the Minneapolis date are still available, while the duo’s Chicago show sold out shortly after it was announced.
Meanwhile, THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 rolls on with its sizzling lineup of Hip-Hop superstar Nelly and "For Her" singer Chris Lane, plus talented newcomers Russell Dickerson, Ryan Hurd, and Morgan Wallen on select dates. Coast-to-coast concerts are scheduled through the fall, culminating with a two-night stand at the Verizon Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia, on October 20 and 21.
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, visit floridageorgialine.com.
About Florida Georgia Line:
FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts. Continuing the epic momentum, the album has delivered three consecutive #1 smashes - the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys) [13th #1 overall as artists]. Following a landmark DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR that broke attendance records and played to over one million featuring headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL is currently on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 29 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. FGL will spread good vibes to sports fans each week during the 2017 NFL season as they’re featured alongside Hank Williams Jr. and Jason Derulo in “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night” during Monday Night Football on ESPN. Fueled by fresh inspiration and keen entrepreneurial spirit, they’ve launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and their own emoji app, FGLmoji. Following the introduction of their Old Camp Pecan Whiskey, their premiere restaurant and entertainment destination FGL HOUSE, a four-story attraction with the largest “Cruise” rooftop Nashville has to offer, is now open.
Special Mentions 

Jensen Sussman, Sweet Talk Publicity
Erin D. D. Burr, Big Machine Label Group


Friday, July 7, 2017

E! News Exclusive: The Real Story Behind Ben Affleck’s

E! News Exclusive: The Real Story Behind Ben Affleck’s ''Down to Earth'' Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus

Let's not jump to conclusions about Ben Affleck's new leading lady, Lindsay Shookus.
A source tells E! News that the Saturday Night Live producer and the Oscar-winning actor have "been friends for a while but things got romantic [between the two] only recently."
The new duo was seen together for the first time just last night when they stepped out on the town for a late bite to eat.
And despite the rumor mill going into overdrive about the relatively new romance, a close friend tells us that Lindsay is "the kindest person" and "down to earth."
The insider adds that "Lindsay is the girl next door. She's completely unpretentious. She is fiercely loyal to her friends. She's a rock to them and her family. She's the friend that is there during good and hard times and she's the first person to show up next to your side."
Last night, E! News exclusively reported that the couple has been spending quality time together this summer and even traveled to London together last week for a quick getaway.
We're told Lindsay and Ben have plenty in common between focusing on their successful careers in the entertainment industry, remaining on positive terms with their respective exes and making sure that their children are their first priority.
The close friend adds that Lindsay remains good friends with her ex and that she even threw him a birthday party this year.
"They grew in different directions and ultimately made a mutual decision to go their separate ways. They are truly the definition of great co-parents and respect each other immensely. Both are so committed to their daughter. She spends every second she has with her daughter."
The same goes for Ben and his ex Jennifer Garner as the two have maintained a united front for the sake of the three children.
In fact, just this past week for the Fourth of July, the two were seen taking in a local fair with their little ones in Los Angeles.
Ben and Jennifer filed for divorce back in April of this year, with joint filings, two years after announcing that they were ending their 10-year marriage.

E! News Exclusive: Meet the New Lady Joining The Real Housewives

E! News Exclusive: Meet the New Lady Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 8

There's a new face in the 90210!
With filming underway on season eight of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, E! News has exclusively learned that Teddi Jo Mellencamp, daughter of music legend John Cougar Mellencamp, is officially in the mix. While it's still too early to tell whether she'll be a full-time Housewife with a diamond of her very own to hold in the opening credits or simply appear as a Friend of the Housewives (a la season seven's Eden Sassoon), sources tell us that she is currently filming with the rest of the cast.
While not much is known about Teddi beyond her famous lineage, she describes herself in her Instagram bio as an "accountability coach and fitmom addicted to sweat and laughter" and "writer of honest sarcastic reviews for anything health/fitness." She blogs about fitness as LAWorkoutJunkie.com Married to husband Edwin Arroyave, she has two children and one step-child.
Former Housewife Camille Grammer shared a photo of herself alongside current cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley, along with fellow former HW Adrienne Maloof and an unidentified blonde on Thursday, July 6, posing with the Las Vegas skyline behind them. That unidentified blonde? None other than Teddi herself. "Hot night in Vegas," Camille captioned the photo.
Bravo had no comment on Teddi's involvement.
Teddi's addition to the series comes after Eileen Davidson confirmed she was walking away from the series after three seasons.
"After a lot of careful thought, I've decided because of my crazy schedules at The Young and The Restless, as well as Days of Our Lives, it's best for me and my family if I step away from being a Housewife for now," she said in a statement obtained by E! News. "But you never know, I might be popping in from time to time just to see what the ladies are up to! Thanks for your love and support guys!!!"
Are you looking forward to getting to know Teddi? Sound off in the comments below.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns to Bravo later this year.
(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)


Boys' Latin Founder David Hardy on Megyn Kelly airing Sunday at 7:00pm EST

This weekend, NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly is airing a piece featuring Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter (whose motto is Faber est quisque fortunae suae, or “Every man is the architect of his own future”). The piece looks at the controversy in urban communities over charter schools, and how people like Boys' Latin Founder & CER Board Member David Hardy are responding. Be sure to tune in Sunday night at 7 pm on your local NBC affiliate.  
Preview Sunday’s broadcast. (the Boy’s Latin segment begins at 1:17)
Founded in 1993, the Center for Education Reform aims to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans — particularly our youth — ensuring that conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Help Kids and Teens Prepare for Back2School

Retailers Partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Help Kids and Teens Prepare for Back2School

ATLANTA, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched its 2017 Back2School cause campaign this week in partnership with more than a dozen retailers around the country. As millions of kids and teens return to school later this month and in August, the youth advocacy organization reminds parents, teachers and community members to remember the critical after-school hours when planning for the new school year.

"After-school programs at Boys & Girls Clubs support the learning kids do during the school day to increase Club members' overall academic success," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "This year's Back2School retail partners and their patrons will help ensure Club members have the resources they need to have a successful school year. Prepared and equipped youth, coupled with a safe, supportive after-school environment at a Boys & Girls Club, will mean even more kids and teens have an opportunity to achieve a great future."
Throughout the Back2School promotion, these partners are supporting Club kids and teens by donating school supplies, galvanizing their employees to volunteer with local Clubs and engaging the public to participate in the cause campaign.

Customers can get involved by participating in the following partner programs:
Comcast NBCUniversal         
In New York City and Chicago, NBC and Telemundo stations and Comcast NBCUniversal regional offices are hosting school supply drives and partnering with Clubs to ensure that kids can receive the supplies they need to start off the school year right.
Lowe's will invite customers to support building great futures by donating financially to Boys & Girls Clubs at checkout. Lowe's will host an in-store fundraising campaign at each of its 1,700+ U.S. stores from Aug. 8 – Sept. 5.
This summer, three 2017 Toyota Sienna Minivans will travel the country collecting school supplies for local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Back2School's Stuff the Bus – Powered by Toyota. At the conclusion of the summer, the vans will be donated to three lucky and deserving Clubs.
Visit a Gap or Gap Factory Store to donate backpacks or school supplies, or make a monetary donation to Boys & Girls Clubs July 17 – Aug. 27, and receive a 10 percent savings on top of any offers. Activation dates vary per market, so check your local store for details.
Old Navy
From July 27 – Aug. 7, visit any Old Navy store or www.oldnavy.com to donate $1/$3/$5 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at checkout to support big dreams and bigger opportunities for the next generation.
During the back-to-school season, Kohl's will sell a collection of boys', girls' and juniors' tees featuring positive messages. The purchase of each shirt will trigger a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Bridgestone Retail Operations
Customers are invited to round up to the nearest dollar at the register during Bridgestone Retail Operations' national promotion Aug. 10-Oct. 8 at all Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works tire and automotive service centers nationwide. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate $1 from every pinup sold and 100 percent of the proceeds from each limited-edition wristband purchased in-restaurant Oct. 1-31.  In addition, $1 from every in-restaurant signature sauce or seasoning bottle sold supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America's ALL STARS sports program. 
Guests of Build-A-Bear Workshop stores can support Clubs by adding a donation to their purchase at check-out both in stores and online until Sept. 5. Build-A-Bear will also donate 20,000 furry friends to Clubs in celebration of their 20th anniversary and National Teddy Bear Day.
Family Dollar
During the back-to-school season, customers can visit FamilyDollar.com and donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In addition, Family Dollar will proudly share their "Back2School" anthem performed by Lyricism 101 Clubs on Facebook on July 11!
The Back2School campaign aligns with Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign, which calls attention to the crisis facing kids and teens and elevates the role after-school time plays in creating opportunities for youth explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions. For more information about ways to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Back2School campaign, visit http://www.bgca.org/get-involved/b2s-partners.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.





MONDAY // 7.10.17

First single from highly-anticipated sophomore album BEACH HOUSE 3


"I Never Do" on iTunes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Sony recording artist and host of SiriusXM's mega-popular radio show "Hits 1 in Hollywood" SYMON releases the new dance/pop track and music video for "I Never Do" on iTunes, VEVO and Spotify today. The song will be included on her upcoming EP, released late summer 2017.
"I NEVER DO" (Explicit):
Symon has a proven record for creating summer anthems (her 2016 hit "Say" has nearly one million views on VEVO) and "I Never Do" definitely ups the ante. As pop music's hottest rising artist, what Symon says goes. A mix between Halsey and Ariana Grande with a rebellious hint of Brooke Candy, Symon's left-of-center approach to pop music does not have one singular lane, but rather evolves with each story she tells in her songs. Combining a bit of pop, R&B, and house, Symon continues to break boundaries and push the limits of self-expression, bringing a fresh, raw, and honest perspective back to the airwaves. 
In addition to working on her debut album out later this year, Symon is the co-host of SiriusXM's mega popular "Hits 1 in Hollywood" radio show with Michael Yo ("The Insider") which reaches 20 million daily listeners and who's A-list guests have included Lorde, Miley Cyrus, LittleMix, DNCE, and Hailee Steinfeld just to name a few.
A true Valley Girl at heart, Symon was born and raised in Los Angeles surrounded by creativity. She has been singing, writing, and performing since her early teenage years, determined to carve out her own path in the entertainment industry. Symon began her professional music career as the lead singer of a pop/rock band, collaborating with industry legend David Foster and touring as the opening act for global superstar Demi Lovato. Knowing that a solo career was her true passion, she parted ways and signed with Sony's indie label Artbeatz, known for breaking the career of pop star Daya.

I Never Do (Explicit) by Symon on VEVO.

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