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How to be a Rock Star for a Weekend

Nov 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

At one point or another, we’re guessing you’ve probably imagined what life would be like if you were an international rock star. From fame, fortune, adoring fans and touring the world first-class, the gig is appealing at every turn. While some of us don’t have the chops to make it in the music industry, there are still a few ways you can live out your rock star fantasies, at least as far as traveling is concerned.

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Drew Drucker: The Man Behind Some of Todayís Most Popular Albums

Nov 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

One could say Drew Drucker’s zeal for music began with incessantly tuning into Michael Jackson on the radio as child. After attending his first Michael Jackson concert, Drucker’s interest in music became an all-encompassing piece of himself. In high school, he took on a role that explored his inherent musical skill, but differed from the spotlight he was accustomed to seeing artists in. 

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Hamburg's Stunning $1 Billion Concert Venue Opens After 10 Years

Nov 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Much like Chicago Cubs fans, Hamburg’s residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that the Elbphilharmonie is finally completed. Started almost a decade ago, Pritzker-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron will debut their beautifully-designed, $1 billion concert venue on November 4.

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Sleep Inside David Bowie's 7-Bedroom Mustique Villa

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This year we lost one of the greatest musicians and innovators of our time with the passing of David Bowie. While his legacy lives on, we can’t help but miss catching glimpses of his otherworldly life. Thankfully, for fans of the English singer, there is still a way to get an up-close-and-personal tour of his creative and mysterious existence: his seven-bedroom villa.

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The Planar Magnetic Audeze SINE Headphones Make Every Genre Sound Great

Oct 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Released by Audeze, SINE may only be $449, but don’t let the price fool you, because these on-ear headphones are by far one of the best sounding units I’ve ever tried. With planar magnetic drivers, the sound feels much larger than the compact design should offer and has very little distortion. Plus, thanks to a Cipher Lightning headphone cable (for just an additional $50), you can use them with your new (jack-less) iPhone 7.

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Why the Culturally Perceptive are Heading to Austin | Sponsored Content by W Austin

Sep 14, 2016  |   Contributor: W Austin

Boasting a lively music and art scene, Austin is quickly becoming a hot spot for musicians, artists, and the creatively-inclined thanks to a host of annual festivals and local support.

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W Scottsdale Hosts Brand's First-Ever Music Festival

Sep 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

W Hotels is putting on their very first music festival this fall dubbed: Wake Up Call. Taking place at W Scottsdale from September 30 to October 2, the event will feature performances by Bebe Rexha, Cee Lo Green (DJ set), De La Soul, Jess Glynne, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Matoma, Mayer Hawthorne and Nico & Vinz with additional artists in the works.

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James Taylor's Childhood Home Sold for $120K Over Asking Price

Aug 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Although Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor’s childhood home sold in June, details of the sale have been kept closed until now. Purchased by James Keith “JK” Brown and Eric Diefenbach, major art benefactors from Manhattan, the seven-bedroom Chapel Hill house on Morgan Creek Road was bought for $1.66 million. 

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6 Fatherís Day Gifts for the Cultured Dad

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the reasons we love our fathers is that no one single dad is alike. They are perfect combinations of quirky, charismatic, fashionable yet rough-around-the-edges and wise. Today’s dad is also not just about sports and cars, they are more cultured, well-traveled and enjoy the finer things in life. This Father’s Day, instead of the typical baseball memorabilia and checkered ties, consider a gift that fits his distinguished personality. Here are six alternative gifts to give the guy in your life who will always be your number one man:

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BottleRock Finds Its Groove In Its 4th Year

May 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On its fourth year of operation, BottleRock Napa Valley has finally gotten its bearings—and we were there to witness its resurgence and take its place among the nation's top music festivals. After its first year, which many called “disastrous,” Promoters Latitude 38 Entertainment stepped in to take over the fest from its previous owners BR Festivals. From May 27-30, 120,000 fans showed up to the Napa Valley Expo grounds to see 75 culinary and musical acts perform on four stages. 

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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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This is How You Should Start Each Day at Coachella

Mar 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Coachella, the annual music and arts festival in Indio, California is considered one of the best in the country. It is also the fourth most-attended in the nation with around 180,000 people visiting each year. As a southern California resident, Coachella is my jam. I’ve been enough times to know that by the end the three-day weekend your body is exhausted (and a whole lot dustier). 

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7 Non-Touristy Things to Do During Art Basel Hong Kong

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

So you’re heading to Art Basel in Hong Kong this weekend. Your wardrobe is picked out, you’ve mapped out your must-see galleries and chosen which parties to attend over the three days—but have you considered what to do during down times? With a city as big and exciting as Hong Kong, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to navigate your way through it. Instead of relying on typical guidebooks, we put together a list of seven off-the-tourist-path attractions, restaurants and activities to experience while in the Pearl of the Orient.

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Sit On-Stage During Florence + The Machine's Performance at BottleRock

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bevy of great bands, this year’s BottleRock Napa Valley is set to be a pretty solid weekend. The fest will kick off in Napa Valley on May 27, and those who want the full fan experience can purchase Platinum Pass tickets.

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Light Up the Stars: The Secret Behind Grammy Performances

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leroy "Roy" Bennett is proof that you don't have to get up on stage in order to make a mark on the music industry. Along with fellow designers Cory Fitzgerald and Tobias Rylander, Bennett conceives visually striking performance environments for music's top artists through his company Seven Design Works. 

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