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Big Sean Joins Detroit Pistons as Creative Director of Innovation Hip-Hop icon Big Sean has signed on to become the Creative Director of Innovation for the Detroit Pistons. In this role, Sean will provide counsel and strategic guidance for on- and off-the-court community initiatives. The Detroit native’s 2020 album, Detroit 2, was awarded the Key to the City in 2017 for the contributions of his organization, the Sean Anderson Foundation. “I grew up in the city, which naturally made me a fan of the Bad Boys,” says Sean. “I look forward to contributing to their legacy and dedication to the community […]

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LP at Drive-In OC After nearly a year without performing to a live crowd, singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi, aka LP, headlined two shows at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC in California. Audio at Drive-In OC is played through a traditional PA system and available in attendees’ car stereos. Drive-In OC is a predominately contactless experience, including entry, ticketing, concessions and restrooms. All tickets must be purchased in advance and there is no on-site box office. Vehicles are spaced 10 feet apart and staggered to provide distancing. Masks are required.   Pharrell Williams’ Black Ambition Pharrell Williams has announced Black Ambition, […]

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Butch Vig Partners With Native Instruments Native Instruments teamed up with renowned drummer-producer Butch Vig at United Recording in Hollywood, CA for Native’s Play Series instruments. “Butch Vig Drums” is the first of producers’ signature sounds, made accessible to program by any MIDI controllers or DAW. Vig is best known as a co-founding member of the band Garbage and the producer of seminal albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream and Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown. Pictured (l-r): Dinos Vallianatos, Priscilla Jimenez, Zane Gedler, Ryan Gruss, James Ellington, Mike Fasano, Butch Vig, Wesley Seidman and Billy Bush. SpiritHouse Recording Studio SpiritHouse Recording […]

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#FightLyme with Avril + Friends Pop-rocker Avril Lavigne, together with Global Lyme Alliance, have raised funds for The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance to support ongoing efforts to help raise awareness and fund treatment for individuals affected by Lyme disease. #FightLyme with Avril +Friends, hosted by Wilmer Valderrama,brought together celebrities, musical artists and philanthropists for a streaming benefit concert, with performancesby Avril Lavigne, Alessia Cara, OneRepublic and Rob Thomas.   System of a Down Release New Music to Aid Armenia It’s been 15 years since System of a Down released new music. Motivated by the recently erupted conflict […]

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