Studio Craft – Nelshael Thu, 21 Oct 2021 03:03:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Studio Craft – Nelshael 32 32 11-Year-Old Colorado Springs Entrepreneur Starts Small Business Making Jewelry Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:53:59 +0000

COLORADO SPRINGS – A young entrepreneur from the Colorado Springs community turned her jewelry making hobby into a small business. A recent health diagnosis does not prevent him from developing his business either.

Her name is Mattison Leva and she is 11 years old. She started making jewelry in January when she had more free time at home through distance learning. She has since become a businesswoman and now her jewelry is sold in local stores.

Her business is called Made by Matti, and at least a few times a week she makes earrings and necklaces. The jewelry is nickel and allergen free.

Matti has sold around 250 pieces of jewelry to date. Much of her sales come from the ten local craft fairs she has attended.

“Usually when people come and buy all of my earrings or a necklace and sometimes they talk badly to them. And that’s usually how I meet a lot of people,” Matti said. “Meeting new people is my favorite part.”

At a craft fair, she also met Jeremy Nosbush. He is a co-owner of MatchBox Candle Co. in Monument.

“She really came over and told me how she can create all of her own jewelry, and how she bends all these threads and chooses all of her own designs,” said Nosbush, who now has three displays of Matti’s jewelry in her shop. . “I just thought it was really cool that she was a young entrepreneur making these items.”

Nosbush says he has an exclusive Colorado collection in the store, which includes hiking-related jewelry and other jewelry with animals or flowers.

“I really think it was cool that she made the jewelry herself and put all these components in to create a final product,” Nosbush said.

His business growth kept him going, but even more inspiration came from a recent diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

“Usually every time I do that (make jewelry). Usually I sometimes forget about it when I’m having a lot of fun,” Matti said.

Her diagnosis also inspired her new collection called “It’s cool to be nice”. The collection is a chance to stand up for others with the disease, but also to remind people that you can do whatever you want.

“It’s to remind people to be kind to themselves and to others. I hope they will always remember it when they wear these necklaces,” Matti said.

Nobush also invited Matti to lead a workshop on jewelry making. It was for the birthday of another girl her age.

Matti’s jewelry costs between $ 7 and $ 14. She also sells her jewelry to the FestiviTea Company and the Revolution Dance Academy, the dance studio where she dances.

Click here to visit Matti’s FaceBook page.

Pimps of Joytime announces new studio album Reachin ‘Up on February 4, 2022 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 16:44:55 +0000

Joytime’s pimps announced their upcoming album, Reachin ‘Up, released on February 4, 2022, alongside the release of their debut single “Lesson”. The single is a perfect teaser for Pimps’ vibrant new album, brimming with the kaleidoscopic styles of GRAMMY-nominated singer and producer Brian J and undeniably funkified dance music. Pimps of Joytime reflects the diversity of their communities through an amalgamation of New Orleans and Bay Area funk elements, juxtaposed with Brooklyn’s DIY philosophy. The result is an eclectic mix of genres that will appeal to music fans at all levels.

“The process of creating this album started in 2019,” says Brian J. “I was on hiatus with Pimps of Joytime and just started making grooves and chord progressions. By the time Covid hit, I had some solid sketches in place, and with my new free time, I lingered on fine-tuning those recordings. I am very excited for this album to be released to the world! A spirit of love and exhilaration has been my guiding influence throughout the creation process, and I hope people will walk away with that feeling after listening.

“Lesson” is a punchy dance tune with psychedelic grooves that perfectly sums up this new post-modern era of R&B which is currently enjoying commercial success. Just hit “play” on the single, and you’ll immediately feel immersed in the good vibes, ready to hit the dance floor.

“The majority of Lesson’s lyrics were written in a stream of consciousness, in the studio. I later refined and edited with help from Carol C. I pretty much offer advice in and through the song. Realizing that some things are never resolved, you just have to drop everything, just like Buddha! Brian J explains.

While Brian J handles a significant portion of the writing, instrumentation, and production, this sizzling new elixir from Pimps also incorporates crucial contributions from Carol C (Si * Sé) and several performances from New Mastersounds bassist Pete. Shand. While this is a decidedly fresh start for this longtime genre-scrambling collective, Reachin ‘Up also pays homage to their past. Brian J reconnects with old friends like Chauncey Yearwood and Marcus Farrar (Antibalas), whose roots go back to the early efforts of Pimps of Joytime. Their contributions are highlighted on the singles of the album, which completes the loop of the project.

Split his time between Brooklyn and New Orleans and hone his craft as an accomplished performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Brian J is no stranger to working with legendary talents both in the studio and live. He has produced a number of famous Crescent City artists, including Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) and Corey Henry, and shared the stage with George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and the late Art Neville (The Meters), as well as the legend of Big Easy. Eddie Bo. Brian J has collaborated with GRAMMY Award nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside (grandson of legendary blues musician RL Burnside) and has written with jazz-funk luminary Roy Ayers, among others.

Exclusive merchandise as well as vinyls and CDs are available for pre-order now, click HERE Go shopping.

Reachin ‘Up Track Listing:

  1. Course

  2. Reachin ‘Up with Marcus Farrar (in Antibalas)

  3. Are you going

  4. Paradise with Carol C

  5. Once around

  6. All I have with Pete Shand and Will Woodlock

  7. Unity with Chauncey Yearwood

  8. I give you my heart

  9. Blank page

  10. Another lesson

Pimps of Joytime Tour Dates:

October 15 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA

October 16 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

December 28 – Sweetwater – Mill Valley, CA

December 29 – Sweetwater – Mill Valley, CA

December 30 – Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NV

December 31 – Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NV

January 1 – Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NV

January 25 – Intimate incident with string cheese – Jamaica

January 26 – Intimate incident with String Cheese – Jamaica

January 27 – Intimate incident with string cheese – Jamaica

January 28 – Intimate incident with String Cheese – Jamaica

January 29 – Intimate incident with string cheese – Jamaica

Van Buren County Seniors Activity Center set to open in early 2022 | Local News Sun, 17 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000

A building that once housed a large South Haven grocery store will soon open as Van Buren County’s largest activity center for seniors.

Senior Services of Van Buren County plans to open its new multi-million dollar facility in early 2022, according to Diane Rigozzi, executive director of the agency that serves seniors in much of the county.

Rigozzi and members of the Re-Imagine fundraising committee gave members of the media a tour of the 47,000 square foot facility on Tuesday.

Located along the M-140 motorway just south of Aylworth Avenue, the building once housed the Village Market and Moore Pharmacy. The pharmacy, located in the south corner of the building, still exists, but the rest of the interior part of the building bears little resemblance to the old grocery store.

A reception area has replaced the counter where alcohol and cigarettes were once sold. A well-lit, ADA-accessible lunch counter, which seats 30, lines a wall in an area once occupied by the floral section of the store. The dining room, with booths and tables for an additional 125 people, is in the old deli section, while an adjoining area in the old bakery can accommodate 225 people for larger dinners.

Three closed, regulation-sized pickle ball courts have been constructed at the rear of the building that once housed the meat and poultry departments, while a theater / auditorium – seating up to 175 people – is located near an area of ​​the store that was once occupied by the dairy and wine section.

The center now houses offices for senior service personnel, a large technology classroom, a dance studio, a craft room, a loan closet for the elderly in need of medical equipment, and classrooms. / offices that can be rented to companies that cater to the elderly.

“The Moore Pharmacy, which anchors one end of the building, is ideal for the needs of the elderly,” said Riggozi. “We will also have a salon and day spa at the other end of the building.”

The new seniors’ activity center has a marked walking path that goes around the interior of the building.

“We called it the flagship of senior centers,” said Rosalie Plechaty, chair of the committee overseeing the capital improvement project.

To respond to needs

The new activity center was designed to meet the needs of the programs offered at the current senior center and to be marketed to community groups at large or small gatherings.

Reconstruction of the interior of the building began in April and is being overseen by CL Construction.

“I’m really surprised at how far this (reconstruction) has gone with COVID-19,” said Barbara Bowman, advisor at Dickerson Baker, who is helping with the fundraising campaign.

Increased construction costs and supply issues, as well as overhaul of sanitary arrangements during the pandemic, played a role in increasing the cost of the project.

In April, Senior Services estimated the cost of the reconstruction at $ 2.5 million. However, the cost is now $ 3.2 million.

“Some things have changed along the way,” said Rigozzi. “For example, we were originally supposed to keep the old lighting and ceiling panels, but we decided to switch to LED lighting and new panels as well as all the parking lot lights, which cost over $ 150. $ 000. “

Senior Services has secured funding for the project, but will need to raise funds to repay the loan.

It does this by offering companies and groups the opportunity to sponsor different rooms and sections of the activity center. Some groups have already made progress.

Sturgis Bank sponsored the walking trail, while an anonymous donor donated $ 100,000 to pay for the creation of the large loan closet.

A wall from the activity center in the dining room will house a large three-dimensional mural recognizing donors. The mural will be created by South Haven artist Kayla Wyszynski Ridley, who plans to design it as a tree highlighted by metal-shaped leaves that can each be sponsored by donors.

The general public will be able to see the activity center nearing completion during an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on October 23.

For more information about donating to the fundraising campaign, call 637-3607 or donate online at For more information, contact Rosalie Plechaty at or Diane Rigozzi at

Calendar, October 16, 2021 | New Sat, 16 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000


Fall CAT-ch, Kokomo Humane Society fundraiser with dinner featuring a bass shrimp boil, entertainment and auction, 6 to 9 p.m., The Experience; visit

Pumpkin Painting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kirkendall Nature Center, free, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, pumpkins are free while supplies last, but it is recommended that you bring your own yours, dial 456-7275.

Orlando A. Somers Camp # 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, noon, Howard County Public Library South, 1755 E. Center Road, any descendant of a Union soldier or sailor or any anyone with an interest in the Civil War is invited, for more information call 765-667-1940 or visit

Greentown Historical Society Military Exhibit and Jenkins Studio Photography Exhibit, open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and by appointment or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays for Sundays Greentown Funday, 103 E Main St., Greentown, schedule a visit at 765-628-3800.

Combat at the Colosseum, doors open at 7 p.m., start at 8 p.m. nightly, Kokomo Event & Conference Center, admission $ 35, VIP tickets $ 60, for tickets go to

Kokomo Klash XV Racing, Kokomo Speedway, for tickets call 459-3877 or visit

Haunted Attraction Edge of Insanity, 8 p.m. to midnight, 5635 N. 00 EW, Kokomo; for tickets and more information call 210-1557 or visit


VFW Bingo, noon to 4 p.m., 920 N. Washington St., show kitchen.

Luck and Fortune Midwest Tour 2021, 8 p.m. La Coterie, 107 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, bands Phil Profitt & His Fast Fortunes and Hard Luck Pete & The Wrong Way Streets will perform.

On Monday

VFW Bingo, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 920 N. Washington St., show kitchen.

Free fall fun: Legos, Kokomo Howard County Public Library Main, 220 N. Union St., For families with children of all ages, come build a masterpiece with Legos.

Frank’ly Awesome Storytime Takeout Kits, any Kokomo Howard County Public Library location parents 3-5 years old pick up take-out kit while supplies last, kit includes kindergarten prep activities, book of stories and a craft.

Large readers Small learners, 10:00 a.m., Kokomo Howard County Public Library Russiaville, 315 Mesa Drive, for preschoolers, kids learn new words, concepts and skills.

Sew Many Program, meet up 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., South Kokomo Howard County Public Library, 1755 E. Center Road, teens and adults, come and use our sewing machines for free to learn the basics of sewing or quilting or get help with a project.

4 Fun Blocks, 1 p.m. South Howard Kokomo County Public Library, 1755 E. Center Road, Kokomo, there will be all kinds of blocks for toddlers up to the fifth grade, such as LEGO, wood blocks, foam blocks and play area for imagination.

STEM skills with digital pilots, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kokomo Howard County Public Library Main, 220 N. Union St. Parents of children and adolescents ages 8-15, come during Digital Drivers hours to complete your choice of science, technology , engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to earn points.

Halloween Photoshop Online Course, 6 p.m. Kokomo Howard County Public Library, Introduction to Photoshop Part 2, Replacing Your Background, and Adding Props, Join khcpl’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Inside Swell Studio’s Precise Furniture Making Process Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:12:49 +0000

This artist is one of many artists featured at Field + Supply, the biennial modern craft fair in Kingston, New York. Learn more about Field + Supply here.

Mike White loves everything about furniture making, from coming up with ideas to visualizing the final piece. It’s no surprise, then, that he founded contemporary furniture and lighting company Swell Studio to create pieces with care using age-old techniques and unexpected details.

Based in Saugerties, New York, Swell Studio has been making wood, stone and metal furniture since 2018. “Some of the more complex parts of the process are shaping and working the stone to create the legs of a splashback. White explains. “You can make a cut and a vein might burst and break and then you have to start over – so you have to be very careful and meticulous when you put down your cut. “

Swell Studio sources its stone from Europe. Typically, it takes about five to six hours to cut and shape the legs of a credenza. Yes, this deadline is only for the feet! “I really like working with stone,” White exclaims. “This is something that I recently introduced into our practice. “

the swell splashback by swell studio

The Swell credenza by Swell Studio.

swell studio

A more recent offering for the studio is lighting. White recently made its debut in lighting options at Field + Supply—The modern crafts show in Kingston, New York — and you can preview it at the fair website. Whether it’s a brass floor lamp, a solid wood chair, or a stone side table, Swell Studio puts thoughtfulness at the forefront of every piece it makes.

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JIMI HENDRIX – Exclusive New York Comic Con Screenprint Available Thursday Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:41:44 +0000

Iconic By Collectionzz will be releasing screenprints by Jimi Hendrix on Thursday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. A message follows:

This one is for anyone who couldn’t visit us at New York Comic Con! This new officially licensed five-color silkscreen print from Jimi Hendrix is ​​illustrated by Luke Preece; and is limited to 125 copies from the main edition, and only 50 copies of the Holographic Rainbow Foil. As always, those who purchase the first day (all time EDT) of release are eligible to receive the very rare Day 1/1 edition in addition to their order!

“As an added bonus, we have them in our studio and will start shipping orders in about a week after purchase!”

Main edition:

Artist: Luke Preece
Dimensions: 18 “x 24”
Edition Size: 125
Printing: screen printing in five colors
Hand numbered: Yes
Authenticity: Holographic Sticker
Price: $ 75

Rainbow Leaf Variant Edition:

Artist: Luke Preece
Dimensions: 18 “x 24”
Edition Size: 50
Printing: screen printing in five colors
Hand numbered: Yes
Authenticity: Holographic Sticker
Price: $ 150

According to Luke Preece: “Jimi was the absolute master of his craft and I wanted to convey it into the room. I wanted him to look and feel like some sort of wizard character – using his magical powers to create amazing sounds with his guitar. “

More information here.

To help! Let’s find the cheapest gas in Ocean County, NJ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:46:54 +0000

Gas prices are rising again in New Jersey.

It sounds strange, summer is over and gas prices are still on the rise in New Jersey and across the country. Gas prices are over $ 1 per gallon compared to last year.

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey last week rose a few cents from two weeks ago to $ 3.25. Last year believe it or not we paid around $ 2.30 last year this time around. In the country, in New Jersey, we are not the highest and we are not the lowest, according to We are the second highest off the west coast.

But, over the past year, we have increased. In 2018, that was the highest we’ve ever seen at $ 4.11 for a regular fill. Wow, this is crazy, I think I remember that.

If we were to look at the current average for regular gasoline, it’s $ 3.27. Yesterday we were averaging $ 3.26 in New Jersey. A week ago regular gas would cost you $ 3.22 and a month ago regular gas would cost you $ 3.21.

So, I would like your help. If you get gasoline today, write down the amount. If you see a little cheaper than $ 3.27 for a regular version let me know, I would like to put together a list to help our neighbors and friends know where to find the cheapest gas in Ocean County. I like to ask you to help me, you always get by. Will it be the cheapest in Toms River? Will it be the cheapest in Forked River? Let’s find out.

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Lamb review: A sleepy Icelandic folk tale has turned into a nightmare Mon, 11 Oct 2021 03:52:41 +0000

One of the last distributors with a strong sense of identity, A24 has solidified its reputation in the film industry as the studio of choice for disorienting and expertly crafted horror dramas and films that respect genres and leave the audience scratching their heads. Their latest film, “Lamb”, is no exception to the rule – between surreal horror, romantic drama and slice of life. The Icelandic tale of nature versus education is a compelling modern fable that, though at times tedious at times, is anchored by precise staging and dreamlike cinematography.

“Lamb” follows Icelandic couple Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason), who live a quiet and secluded life in the mountains tending to their flock of sheep. Although they are happy with their peaceful way of life, they yearn for a child to fill the void left by past miscarriages, and they make their wish come true in an unorthodox way – the titular lamb. As Maria and Ingvar cherish their new life with their ‘daughter’ Ada, things are knocked off balance by the arrival of Ingvar’s free-spirited brother, Pétur (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson), who questions their strange new oneness. family – and the mysterious portents of the picturesque countryside spread unease among the happy family.

A24 is certainly no stranger to presenting the weird and disorienting (at this point, it’s practically their calling card), but “Lamb” pushes the boundaries of this identity perhaps further than they really do. ‘have never done before, and is doing so within the ethereal confines of the scenic Icelandic mountains. It might be a cliché to say that the setting in a movie is a character in itself, but when a movie has so little narrative structure or action as “Lamb,” every lingering landscape shot begins to shed. look like the way to fill from writer-director Valdimar Jóhannsson. the void left by dialogue.

Where similarly paced borderline horror films like “The VVitch” have used landscapes to create an ominous and imminent sense of dread, the beauty of the mountains in “Lamb” almost does the opposite, cradling both its characters and the public in a peaceful environment. state of contentment, preparing and willing to accept the new discordant “child” as a miracle of nature and something to be cherished, and not the disturbing amalgamation as Petur initially sees it.

Rapace’s dominant but paradoxically reserved turn as Maria is also crucial in helping to develop empathy for Ada and the bizarre family unit she helps create. Although not particularly outspoken, Maria is a fascinatingly written character – content to live a calm and humble life but utterly fierce in her devotion to her “daughter” and ready to take extreme measures to preserve the sacredness of his family.

While “Lamb” has a tertiary antagonist, Maria also functions as an often ambiguous central figure – and Rapace’s layered performance brings all the ferocity one would expect from a desperate mother to protect her child, while simultaneously revealing the insecurity and refusal to face the reality that comes from having spent so much time telling the same lie. He’s a strangely tragic figure, even in his most reprehensible moments, and a testament to both Rapace’s understanding of his craft and Jóhannsson’s brilliance as a writer-director.

The brothers Ingvar and Pétur who help almost unconsciously to fight for her affection help to bring depth to Maria de Rapace; their diametrically opposed personalities make them both fascinating films and fascinating characters in their own right. Pétur in particular is a clever audience surrogate – initially reluctant, as I am, at the absurdity of the life Maria and Ingvar built for themselves with Ada.

“Lamb” has a unique structure, a willingness to rely on atmospheric visuals and the incorporation of mythical and grandiose concepts instead of more traditionally plot-driven conventions. Such a singular combination creates a visual experience that, though at times tedious, completely envelops the viewer and delivers a powerful, disturbing and melancholy film that tells a remarkably simple story. While painfully mistakenly portrayed as a borderline horror film, its thoughtful and delicate framing and folklore-inspired narrative make it a lavish, film-worthy trip to the Icelandic mountains.

“Jamaica makes a difference” with food, music and sport Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:07:59 +0000

World Expo 2020’s ‘Coolest’ Pavilion Reproduces Jamaica’s Ethics as a Logistics Hub Connecting the Americas to the World

By Akanksha Dean

Jamaica is in the spotlight and showcases its latest inventions and products at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. With the theme “Jamaica Moves”, its pavilion suggests that whether it is music, food or sport, Jamaica travels and connects the world.

The pavilion has seven zones, which will allow visitors to experience the visions, resonances and palaces of Jamaica, how Jamaica moves the world and serves as a logistical connection.

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EXPO 2020

The Pavilion has a live music studio that brings together some of Jamaica’s most iconic musicians, artists and producers; where people can listen to Jamaican music, generate their own playlist, and grab a feel for the bustling island while savoring authentic and conventional dishes from some of Jamaica’s top chefs using distinct combinations of herbs and spices .

The additional distinctive highlight is a navigation application, to access the simulated tour and discover Jamaica as a tourist destination.

Jamaican architect Gordon Gill hoists the country’s flag

Behind all the beauty and magnificence of the incredible venue of Expo 2020 Dubai lie the brilliant minds led by Adrian Smith and Jamaican Gordon Gill.

Gordon and Adrian definitely shaken things up at Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai and let the world feast their eyes on this exquisite venue!

It is a brilliant achievement that undoubtedly hoists the country’s flag very high and onto the world stage !! Its substantial participation in this World’s Fair proves that “Jamaica makes a difference” and is the beating heart of the world.

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Authentic Jamaican architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are based in Chicago and were responsible for the master plan of the exhibition as well as the architectural design of the Al Wasl Plaza with five buildings – two hotels, three office buildings and the trellis. The Trellis is the world’s largest immersive projection experience.

Al Wasl Plaza, the dominant attraction designed by AS + GG, features an expansive garden and presentation setting bordered by five office and hotel buildings. The square is sheltered by a trellis 425 feet wide by 220 feet high which is the largest sphere-shaped media stage in the world.

In the evening, the centerpiece converts the daylight park into an immersive, animated 360-degree experience that enables group experiences, while creating an iconic distinctiveness that is quickly identifiable around the world.

The space can be arranged to fit large shows and events, as well as shaped to create a sense of familiarity for calm weather operations.

The World Expo is expected to attract 25 million visits over a 6-month period.

(Akanksha Dean is a freelance Indian chef and food and travel writer, who trained at Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy, ranked World’s Best Restaurant in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, in 2016 and 2018 )

John and Yoko Ono Lennon’s timeless world anthem, “Imagine”, certified triple platinum in the United States ahead of John Lennon’s birthday this Saturday, October 9 Fri, 08 Oct 2021 16:01:00 +0000

“John and I were both artists and we lived together, so we were inspired by each other. The song ‘Imagine’ embodied what we believed together at the time. John and I met – he’s from the West and I’m from the East – and we’re still together. We have this unity and ‘the whole world will eventually become one’ is the feeling that we will all be very happy together. All of these instructions are for them. people on the way to spend eternity, because we have a lot of time. “
Yoko Ono Lennon

“We are delighted to present this award to Yoko for John & Yoko Ono Lennon ‘To imagine.’ One of the most important and universally recognized songs in music, this historic achievement coincides with the 50th anniversary celebration of the song and the album, ”said Bruce resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe. “‘Imagine’ remains a timeless global anthem, and John & Yoko’s message of peace is just as relevant today as when it was first written.”

In honour of Imagine golden anniversary and that of John Lennon birthday, Yoko Ono Lennon and the John Lennon Estate celebrate the legendary songwriter, musician and peace activist with a variety of events and outings throughout the weekend.

From today, the highly demanded Dolby Atmos 3D mixes of 2018 acclaimed Imagine – The Ultimate Collection The boxes are now available in streaming on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Tide. Listen here:

At saturday 9 octobere, the Imagine the peace tower in Reykjavik, Iceland will be illuminated as every year at 1:00 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. BST/8 p.m. Reykjavík, following a speech by the Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson. The installation of the Imagine Peace Tower is a collaboration of Yoko Ono, Reykjavík City, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík City Museum and Reykjavík Energy. It was illuminated in honor of John lennon every year since its installation by Yoko Ono in 2007. For more information and to watch the live broadcast, visit

Also on John’s birthday, October 9, following two extremely popular evenings of listening for the To imagine cinema and John lennon/ Ono plastic band album, the John Lennon Estate and Tim’s Twitter Listening Night team up again for a special fan listening night for Imagine – The Ultimate Blends encourage fans to tweet their tributes to John lennon and the To imagine album with their own memories and memories on their birthday while watching the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER livestream light up and listening to the album. For more information or to review previous Lennon listening evenings, visit To enter, follow @johnlennon @yokoono @LISTENING_PARTY and @Tim_Burgess on Twitter and use the hashtags # IMAGINE50 and #TimsTwitterListeningParty to enter. All event times around the world are available here: -JL-CSI

Last month, Capitol / UMe released a limited edition collectible pressing of To imagine in double LP on white vinyl, with the famous 2018 ultimate mixes, mixed by the engineer Paul hicks and supervised by Yoko Ono Lennon on LP1 and a multitude of takes on LP2. The unique and augmented edition, Imagine – The ultimate mixes and releases, includes the original demo of “Imagine” as well as a host of shots that demonstrate the writing and recording process and showcase the evolution of the songs. Included are excerpts from almost all of the songs on the disc, including “Jealous Guy” (Take 9), “It’s So Hard” (Take 6), “Crippled Inside” (Take 3, Take 6), “Gimme Some Truth” (Take 4), “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mom, I don’t want to die “(take 25),” Oh my love “(take 6),” How are you sleeping? ” (Socket 1 & 2), and a first version of “Oh yoko“from the Bed Peace rehearsal filmed in the Bahamas. The limited edition version is available for purchase now:

The stunning Ultimate Blends and Exits included on the vinyl were originally released in 2018 on the six-record set, Imagine – The Ultimate Collection. The Historic, Remixed and Remastered 140-Track Collection Box Set, which has been fully licensed by Yoko Ono Lennon (who oversaw production and creative direction) offers a variety of both immersive and intimate listening experiences, ranging from Ultimate Blends from the original album, which reveal whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity to these timeless songs, Raw mixes in the studio that allow listeners to hear original, no-frills performances by Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, enveloping 5.1 surround sound mixes, and a Quadrasonic Mix Album, featuring the original four-speaker mix remastered in Quadrasonic sound for the first time in nearly fifty years. This ultimate deep listening experience, which includes dozens of never-before-seen demos, rare clips, and isolated track material, also includes The documentary on evolution, a unique track-by-track audio montage that details the journey of each song, from the demo to the main recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio discussions. The completeness of the completeness Imagine – The Ultimate Collection is the absolute best representation of a career artist working at the peak of their creative art.

As part of the celebration, a new collection of To imagine the merchandise is released in the official store. To view the full collection, visit:

The John Lennon Estate and Song exploder have teamed up for a special and one-of-a-kind episode on that of John Lennon classic song, “God, his transformational and influential masterpiece, John lennon/ Ono plastic band, Lennon’s first post-Beatles solo album, released in 1970. “God” was recorded on the 30e birthday, October 9e, 1970, 51 years ago this week. Listen here:

“I’m a huge fan of Song Exploder and the way Hrishi analyzes writing and recording using multitracks and sessions and the creator’s voice,” Sean Ono Lennon noted. “The shows are always smart, well researched and beautifully edited, so we felt comfortable and confident opening the archives to them to tell the story of the creation of this important song. They did an amazing job and I am delighted for everyone to hear this special episode. “

Song Exploder gained unprecedented access to the John Lennon Estate’s extensive interview archive, as well as the main recording, multitracks, original demo, shots, studio discussions and more to explore. the creation and evolution of “God”. The podcast, which usually features the host and creator Hrishikesh Road asking an artist to take their song apart and tell the story of their creation as they piece it together piece by piece, was achieved through a mix of archival interviews with John lennon (voice / guitar), Ringo starr (battery) and Billy Preston (piano), and a newly recorded interview with Klaus Voormann (bass), bringing together everyone who played on the song. Much of Lennon’s interview is taken from his legendary Rolling stone interview with Jann wenner conducted on December 8, 1970, a few days before John lennon/ Ono plastic band has been freed. The episode also includes an archival interview clip of a psychologist. Arthur janov, the founder of Primal Scream therapy, the intense and emotional psychotherapy that John lennon and Yoko Ono practiced for months and which informs about the artistic exorcism found on the album.

“I am so grateful to Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon and the John Lennon estate for inviting me to do this episode “, Hrishikesh Road noted. “I had never done a posthumous episode, but if there was a reason to try, John lennon is this. It was a unique challenge to create something that looked like the podcast, but the estate shared archival interview footage and all of the raw recordings of John lennon/ Ono plastic band. They had every take, every lead and the jokes between takes – it was an incredible treasure to draw from. Most of the artists I talk to the songs they only don’t have that level of detail and organization. “

John lennon is arguably the greatest songwriter of his generation. As founder and leader of The Beatles and also as a solo artist, Lennon won seven GRAMMY® Awards, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards, five BRIT Awards including two Special Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, 21 NME Awards, 15 Ivor Novellos and an Oscar (Academy Award). He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, Rolling stone ranked Lennon in the Top 5 of the magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list. With a message as universal and relevant today as it was when the album was created, To imagine secures the collective place of John & Yoko in cultural history.

Yoko Ono is a multi-award-winning multimedia artist who constantly challenges traditional art boundaries. She is known for her groundbreaking conceptual and performance pieces, experimental films and music. She is particularly renowned for her peace events and initiatives, first with her husband John lennon, including Bed-Ins for Peace and WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) international poster and poster campaigns, and more recently with its IMAGINE PEACE message and tribute to Lennon, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland and constitutive of Participatory Wish Trees across the world. She continues to work to preserve their legacy, including, among other projects, Strawberry Fields at Manhattan Central Park and the “Imagine There Is No Hunger” campaign.

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