La agrupación revelación del regional mexicano, Cornelio Vega y su Dinastia, continúa cosechando éxitos con su más reciente álbum, “EL PROBLEMA.” En esta ocasión, el grupo celebra el conquistar la codiciada posición #1 del listado Nielsen Soundscan “Current Latin Albums”. “Estamos muy contentos por este logro,” expresó Cornelio Vega. “El recibir esta distinción con nuestro primer álbum es verdaderamente una bendición y nos da ánimo para el futuro.”
Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33. They stage unauthorised provocative guerrillaperformances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet. Their lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they regard as adictator, and links between Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church.
On February 21, 2012, five members of the group staged a performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign.
On March 3, 2012, two of the group members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were arrested and charged with hooliganism. A third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was arrested on March 16. Denied bail, they were held in custody until their trial began in late July. On August 17, 2012, the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Two other members of the group, who escaped arrest after February’s protest, reportedly left Russia fearing prosecution.
The trial and sentence attracted considerable criticism, particularly in the West. The case was adopted by human rights groups including Amnesty International, which designated the women prisoners of conscience, and by a number of prominent entertainers. Public opinion in Russia was generally less sympathetic towards the women. Putin stated that the band had “undermined the moral foundations” of the nation and “got what they asked for ” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he did not think the three members of Pussy Riot should have been sent to jail, but stressed that the release of the remaining two imprisoned members was a matter for the courts. Having served 21 months, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were released on December 23, 2013 after the State Duma approved an amnesty. In February 2014, a statement was made anonymously on behalf of some members of the group that both Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were no longer members of Pussy Riot. However, both were among the group that performed as Pussy Riot during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where they were attacked with whips and pepper spray by Cossacks who were employed as security. On 6 March 2014, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were seriously assaulted and injured at a fast food outlet by local youths in Nizhny Novgorod.
Angela Kinley, AKA “My Blonde Attorney,” is an Atlanta, GA based private practice attorney who runs her own law firm specializing in family law, DUI defense, civil litigation and corporate law. She is also a noted legal expert who provides legal commentary and expertise for news and entertainment networks locally, nationally and internationally. Career highlights include trying a case that was broadcast internationally on HLN and its affiliates – Tameka Raymond v. Usher Raymond in August 2013, appearing on Good Morning America, CNN and various programs on HLN as a legal analyst as well as lecturing for local bar associates on the practice of law in juvenile court and working with disadvantaged children and families in the juvenile justice system. In an effort to differentiate herself from the pack of lawyers filling up the Atlanta market, Angela created “My Blonde Attorney” to make herself memorable and let clients know that she had a lighter side (not usually seen in most attorneys). Playing up the “Legally Blonde” angle has served her well, appearing as “My Blonde Attorney” in Atlanta’s Jezebel Modern Luxury Magazine as an “influential insider” as well as on several HLN shows including HLN After Dark and On the Case. She is also in development of her own television series “My Blonde Attorney” which chronicles her daily life as an attorney, activist, friend and media personality.
Angela was born in Manistee, Michigan and lived there until she graduated from high school. She went to college at the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University and received her JD from Valparaiso Univeristy School of Law outside of Chicago before settling in Atlanta, where she has run her own practice since 2007. Angela has encountered numerous teachers/professors over the years that have ridiculed and dismissed her because of her blonde appearance — the film “Legally Blonde” came out just before she went to law school. Her first year civil procedure professor actually referred to her as “Elle Woods” in front of her entire class — she later apologized at the honors dinner during graduation week! In fact, Angela pursued a law degree largely because her teacher in second grade told her that she would never be a lawyer after announcing her career goal in class one day. So rather than fight the stereotype, she fully embraces her My Blonde Attorney persona where she continues to break down stereotypes.
In addition to her practice and legal commentary work, Angela continues to lecture for local bar associates on the practice of law in juvenile court and working with disadvantaged children and families in the juvenile justice system. An avid sports fan (she is a Green Bay Packers shareholder, season ticket holder for the Atlanta Hawks and golfer), Angela hopes to expand her legal analyst work to one day work for ESPN (to combine her love of sports with law) and expand her law firm so she can return to her earlier work of helping disadvantaged children caught up in the legal system. She is also active in charity work: Angels Among Us and Georgia SPCA – animal rescue groups in Atlanta. She sponsored the 1st Annual Ludacris Foundation golf tournament benefitting disadvantaged children in Atlanta, sponsors the Susan G. Komen Atlanta 3 day walk and is the team leader for the upcoming Atlanta Humane Society Walk for the Animals in October. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her partner Joe (who works in finance) and their two dogs Stella and Sampson.
“No one in my family had ever attended school. On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why this particular name? I have no idea.”
— Mandela, 1994
Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtatu, then a part of South Africa’s Cape Province. Given the forename Rolihlahla, a Xhosa term colloquially meaning “troublemaker”, in later years he became known by his clan name, Madiba. His patrilinealgreat-grandfather, Ngubengcuka, was ruler of the Thembu people in the Transkeian Territories of South Africa’s modern Eastern Cape province. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela born 18 July 1918 is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movementfrom 1998 to 1999. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela born 18 July 1918 is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movementfrom 1998 to 1999.
Awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom,and the Order of Canada, he was the first living person to be made an honorary Canadian citizen. The last reciprocent of the Soviet Union’s Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union, and first reciprocent of the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights, in 1990 he received the Bharat Ratna Award from the government of India, and in 1992 received Pakistan’s Nishan-e-Pakistan. In 1992 he was awarded the Atatürk Peace Award by Turkey. He refused the award, citing human rights violations committed by Turkey at the time,but later accepted the award in 1999.Elizabeth II awarded him the Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John and the Order of Merit. JOHANNESBURG – Ailing global peace icon Nelson Mandela, who is receiving treatment at home after spending nearly three months in hospital, is “fine,” his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Sunday.“He is fine, the spirits of Africa, his ancestors, our ancestors are keeping him for all of us,” Madikizela-Mandela told SABC public broadcaster in South Africa. Mandela is receiving intensive care for a respiratory illness at his Johannesburg home where he returned after being discharged on September 1. He had spent 86 days in a Pretoria hospital. The 95-year-old’s condition was described as critical but stable throughout his stay.
Art Laboe The SoCal Godfather of the Airwaves (born Arthur Egnoian on August 7, 1925) is an Armenian American disc jockey, songwriter, record producer, and radio station owner who is generally credited with coining the term “Oldies But Goodies”
Laboe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Los Angeles during his high school years. He graduated from Washington High School at age 16 (he was promoted from first to the third grade during elementary school). Being smart isn’t the same as being motivated, as Laboe admits that the only ‘A’ he got in high school was in shop class. But he went on to attend Los Angeles City College, San Mateo Junior College and Stanford University, studying radio engineering. Laboe moved to LA and became a DJ in 1949 on stations, KPOP, KRKD. Art started a radio show from the Scrivner’s Drive-In. Teenagers would come to the Drive-In and hang out, and give live on-air dedications for songs and Art began to make a list of the most frequently requested songs. With the live radio show going, he had the audience, he had the lists of requests and he began to turn that concept into an idea for an album. Later he moved to KXLA which became KRLA where he stayed for many years.
Art Laboe is currently heard on two radio shows in the South Western United States. The Art Laboe Sunday Special, which broadcasts every Sunday from 6pm-12 midnight PST in 12 different radio markets including Los Angeles on KHHT Hot 92.3 (which later dropped the program in 2015 after it flipped formats to R&B/Hip-Hop). The show began on 99.1 KGGI Riverside in 1991 and is also heard from San Diego Magic 92.5 to Albuquerque Wild 97.7 and is consistently top rated.
In January 2006, Laboe debuted another syndicated Request and Dedication radio show, the Art Laboe Connection. Art Laboe hosts this show Weeknights 7p–12mid, which began on KDES Palm Springs and KOKO Fresno and shortly after expanded to Hot 92.3 Los Angeles (until its 2015 format flip), Mega 104.3 Phoenix and stations in Bakersfield and Santa Maria
Mirai Clinical’s Body Care Collection has been selected for inclusion in the Ultimate Nominee Gift Bag 2016, which will be given to this year’s Oscar nominees and A-List presenters including Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling and Julia Roberts among others (Full list attached).
Mirai Clinical Products included in celebrity bag include:
Body Care Collection:
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“We are honored to share our Japanese beauty secrets with these incredibly talented and gorgeous women,” says Mirai Clinical founder Koko Hayashi. “Our natural ingredients have been used for centuries by geishas in Japan but have been modernized with the latest science and technology. Japanese women learn from an early age, ‘ less is more’: the fewer products you use, the healthier your skin. A little goes a long way with all of our age-defying products. Everyone on this year’s list of nominees is positively ageless and radiate beauty from the inside out.”
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The active ingredient in Mirai Clinical’s Purifying & Deodorizing Body Bar is Japanese persimmon extract, which has been use in Japan for centuries for its deodorizing and disinfecting benefits. The persimmon bar is handcrafted at a family-owned soap mill in Osaka, Japan. This artisanal soap making requires time-consuming kneading by hand, months for the drying period and one-by-one manual brushing to protect the sensitive active ingredients inside the soap. This gentle approach contrasts with harsher, more mechanical processes common in the U.S. that dry out soap quickly and require synthetic ingredients to maintain size and shape.
Persimmon deodorant is clinically proven to eliminate all kinds of body odors, including odors originating from the armpit, groin, feet, and nonenal (no-nay-nal), the cause of odor that occurs with age. Aging odor doesn’t come from poor hygiene but from the skin’s deteriorated anti-oxidating defenses. Mirai Clinical is on a mission to teach westerners a successful approach to treat changing body odor that cannot be washed off with regular soaps.
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One of the greatest RnB/Pop divas to come out of the 1980’s music scene, Lisa Velez scored a series of hits. Known by her stage name, Lisa Lisa, she and her band, “Cult Jam”, produced 5 albums that sealed their fame in New York City’s thriving musical scene.
The youngest of 10 children born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City, Lisa aspired to be a singer very early on in life. At the age of 13, Lisa would sneak out to nightclubs where she met Mike Hughes of “Cult Jam”. Mike introduced her to Rap band Full Force. The band was immediately impressed with Lisa’s angelic sounding voice and launched her to super-stardom.
The first Latin artist to make it big nationwide, Lisa Lisa is seen as a pioneer for any Latin artists who have entered the English-language market. She scored top 10 hits with songs like “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” “All Cried Out,” “Let The Beat Hit Em”, “Lost In Emotion”, “Little Jackie” and “Head to Toe”.
After disbanding in 1994, Lisa released the funk-soul album “LL77” which included the Top 40 hit “Skip To My Lu” and her first Spanish-language track “Cuando Me Enamore” which peaked at #1 on Puerto Rico radio stations.
Later in the 90’s Lisa starred in Broadway and off Broadway plays such as “Barrio Babes” and “West Side Story”. In 2001, Lisa starred in the Nickelodeon series “Taina” playing Gloria Morales, Taina’s young and sharp witted mother. Lisa also made a guest appearance on Law & Order’s 300th episode in 2003.
Television performances on BET and the ALMA Awards indicated a comeback for the Latin RnB songstress. In 2009, Lisa released her seventh album “Life N Love”, her first bilingual album.
In 2012, Lisa began working on her eighth studio album which has yet to be titled. Fans can catch her on her tour which is set to kick off on August 22nd.