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Originally posted on MixtapeBreak:
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are set to make a final album and the group has announced that it is slated to auction off one copy of the project for at least $1 million, according
Bone says the five original members of the group will embark on a worldwide tour in December before crafting this final effort.
In March, Wu-Tang Clan announced plans to sell one copy of The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” RZA said at the time. “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.
“The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years,” RZA added at the time…
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Originally posted on Variety:
Lego couldn’t be more popular this year, especially after “The Lego Movie” built Warner Bros. a new family friendly franchise.
So when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment looked for a way to promote “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” it turned to the small blocks — and experts that know how to use them — to recreate the location in Wes Anderson’s comedy.
Ten builders used 50,000 Lego bricks to build the Grand Budapest Hotel, which was on display at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles through June 15 (watch the detailed process in the video above). The structure will be shown off again June 19-Aug. 31 at L.A.’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s “Come In! S, M, L, XLa” size and scale exhibit.
At a time when it’s getting harder to drum up buzz for homevideo titles, especially films that are more independent in nature, the Lego promo is…
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Originally posted on Variety:
Merchandise featuring Marvel’s superheroes, Disney’s princesses, Pixar’s toons and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013.
The sales topped 2012’s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion, in 2011, and $28.6 billion in 2010, according to Disney Consumer Products. Those kinds of numbers have long made the company the world’s top licensor.
Disney isn’t likely to give up that title anytime soon.
It’s ramping up several major product pushes around “Cinderella,” the animated films “Inside Out” and “Big Hero 6,” Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: Rebels” and “Star Wars: Episode VII” coming out through the end of 2015.
With those brands in hand, Disney will be one of the largest exhibitors at the Licensing Expo, which kicks off today from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Having titles from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm “certainly makes…
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Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.
A recent report by the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute, offered recommendations on the role the federal government should play in breaking barriers to social and economic mobility.
Earlier this year, President…
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Originally posted on nicolepryor:
How To Put A Headshot And Resume Together For Auditions
“How I See It” Full Episode Transcript
Hi, everyone! My name is Nicole Pryor and you are watching, How I See It.
This episode is all about putting together a headshot and resume for auditions. You will print your headshot with your name at the bottom on white glossy cardstock and cut it out to 8 inches x 10 inches. You will then print your resume on regular paper and also cut it to 8 inches x 10 inches. You will then staple the headshot and resume back to back at all four corners. It is that simple. Watch the video to see how easy it is!
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Originally posted on Majic 102.1:
According to the Institute for Policy Studies, the wealth of the Forbes 400 billionaires is equal to the wealth of the entire African American population. There are currently 41 million blacks in America. After the economic crises in 2008, wealth, specifically in African American households, declined dramatically. According to the research, the amount of billionaires that would fit “in a high school gym” equals to the entire number of black households – about 14 million.
On the list of billionaires includes only one African American woman: Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey holds a net worth of $2.9 billion. She is one of six other black billionaires all over the world.
The numbers are also supported by the homeownership percentages for African Americans. 43.1 percent of blacks are homeowners while white homeownership is at 73.3% and Latino at 47.6%. According to the study, African Americans make up 13 percent of the…
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