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“HELLʼS KITCHEN” IS NOW CASTING THE BEST IN AMERICA!

FOXʼs hit unscripted series “HELLʼS KITCHEN” is back again as Chef Gordon Ramsay looks for the BEST of the BEST to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on Earth! The nationwide casting call starts July 14, 2014 (August 11 in Los Angeles!) and weʼre in search of Americaʼs culinary elite who not only have the skills but the stamina to cook alongside the renowned, CHEF GORDON RAMSAY.

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“HELLʼS KITCHEN” will follow the chefs 24/7 through the perils of working in Chef Ramsayʼs pressure-filled restaurant, capturing the wrath, emotion and adrenaline rush that comes with cooking in a top-notch restaurant. Contestants will have to prove they have the endurance and skills to work with Chef Ramsay as they are pushed to their limits.

CASTING is searching for culinary candidates, 21 and over, who are outspoken, competitive and can stand the HEAT in one of the MOST EXCLUSIVE and TOUGHEST kitchens in the world. Applicants must be passionate, skilled at their craft and aim to become the next winner of “HELLʼS KITCHEN.”

If you think you have what it takes to smoke the competition, visit http://www.fox.com/casting.php or www.theconlincompany.com for open call locations and general casting information.
**This is a casting call with no guarantee of acceptance

Los Angeles Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 11th 2014
Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood
6370 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
11:00AM-4:00PM

San Francisco Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2014
350 Rhode Island St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
11:00AM-4:00PM

Saycon Sengbloh: She Holler’d – We Heard!

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Something a little different this morning and straight off the summer Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Year Me” Saycon Sengbloh, released her hot new single  ŒEverything just days ago.

ŒEverything is a an up-tempo hearty rock tome  that screams retro glam with its”Vintage Pop Soul.”  The song comes roaring out of the gate as she wails with the music not unlike James Brown alongside an explosion of guitars, bass, and drums.

Most recently, the Atlanta native starred in the high-energy Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, Sengbloh enthused New York Times to say that her performance shimmers, that she is strong-voiced, and is vibrant.  She also was showcased in Tony award nominatedMotown the Musical and originated the role of Sandra Iszadore in the hottest and only Afro-beat award winning musical Fela! on Broadway produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett-Smith along with Steve and Ruth Hendel.

The single is available via SoundCloud, iTunes, and CDBaby.

@SayconSengbloh

 

Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!

Betabrand’s Latest Hoodie Breaks Sound Barrier, Crowdfunding Barrier.

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What do you wear if you are a super cool audio engineer working at a sound board all day? (This one we love! at Gia On The Move)

You probably never thought you’d be needing fashion tips to listen to your favorite music …but… mondo headphone fans, you can now rock out with your hoods up, thanks to Betabrand’s new Audio Engineer’s hoodie. The hood’s flanks are fabricated out of speaker cloth, enabling owners to wear headphones atop uber-cool hooded heads, with no fear of acoustic interference.

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The hoodie is designed by audio engineer Nic Pope, who released it on Betabrand’s crowd design platform last week.    Fans have funded it to over twice it’s goal and interest continues to spike as audiophiles flock to his invention.

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In addition to the accoustically transparent hood, music fans will appreciate a slew of details designed by Mr. Pope:

-  Twin kangaroo pockets, with headphone pass-through holes.

-  Internal pull-out wiring diagram.

-  Loop to clips your multi-tool/drum key on.

-  Cassette liner.

According to Betabrand founder Chris Lindland, “Headphones are now trending to be the size of personal pizzas.  Thanks to Nic’s invention, hood-size doesn’t have to keep pace.”

This is one of hundreds of crowd-designed concepts now featured on Betabrand.com — an apparel machine that rapidly prototypes and sells the newest design ideas from all over.

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Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and  photography from customers.

Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Dress Pant Yoga Pants,  Executive Hoodies , Gay Jeans, Sock Insurance,  Bike to Work Pants, and Dress Pant Sweatpants.

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” Returns to Arena Cinema Hollywood This Saturday

For a limited engagement and starting on July 26, in memory of an incredible talent, Arena Cinema Hollywood will screen the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” for four showings only.

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me captures the Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in her late 80’s, as she remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Tracy Morgan, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.  Directed by Chiemi Karasawa. From Sundance Selects. Color, USA, 2013, 81 minutes, unrated. Documentary.

Film plays Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27  at 3:00 p.m.; Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31,  at 6:15 p.m.2014.

TicketsFor more information, and online ticketing go to (323) 306-0676 or go to http://arenascreen.com

Admission is $12.00 . All ticket sales final. No refunds nor exchanges.

At Arena Cinema Hollywood, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. (Entrance at rear gate.)  Discounted parking is available with validation at lots adjacent to the venue and across the street.  Arena Cinema is Hollywood’s new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media.

“in a lot of ways, she’s the last of a majestic breed whose like will never be seen again in popular culture.”—The Wrap

“You get the sense just from sitting in the theater that this really is a unique, necessary environment for film in Los Angeles.”—Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly

 

How to Buy and Collect Photographs at The Duncan Miller Gallery Tomorrow

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Duncan Miller Gallery

How to Buy and Collect Photographs – And Other Artworks – Online

Duncan Miller Gallery’s Daniel Miller Leads A
Special Seminar In Bergamot Station

Wednesday, July 23 | 7 – 9pm

DUNCANMILLERGALLERY
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit A7
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Click HERE To Purchase Tickets
Or See The Event On Facebook

Like just about everything else in life, the Internet has changed how people encounter, appreciate, promote — and most especially, collect — works of art.  Although photography is very much a part of the main conversation on 21st Century fine art systems, and far from a monolithic genre, fine art photography presents its own unique set of freedoms and challenges for artists, dealers, and particularly for collectors. Whether avid or novice, How to Buy and Collect Photographs Online offers a rare opportunity to get up to speed on the state of the arts.

Led by Duncan Miller Gallery’s owner and director Daniel Miller, who is also the founder of the email-based collectors service YourDailyPhotograph.com, this 2-hour seminar will teach you how to ask the right questions to make informed, confident choices when it comes to purchasing fine art photography through online resources. The Internet has increased the scope and accessibility of the arts, but navigating the maze of sites and sellers can be daunting and fraught with peril at the hands of unscrupulous or amateurish sellers. Pitfalls like unauthorized reproductions, high-quality outright fakes, unsigned works, and uncertain provenance abound; and there are even ordinary posters being offered as valuable photographs — that’s a true story, and you’ll never believe who the criminal is!

Collectors need tools and guidance to have a successful, pleasant, legitimate online experience. To that end, while general information on dealing with eBay, auction sites, and so on will be provided, much of the seminar is based on Miller’s experiences in developing “the Daily” as a means to get exceptional value on collectible photographs. It is his belief that while the future of art collecting must inevitably include the Internet, the traditional role of the gallery in providing not only curatorial vision and trusted advice, but also acting as a gatekeeper protecting both the artist and the collector from missteps, is more necessary than ever. As Miller says, “In the end, people want someone they can know and trust — and get on the phone with!”

Miller starts with a brief history of photography’s 175 year history; covers the terms and technical specs on the many kinds of prints, papers, inks, processes, and archival materials that are out there; explains how pricing works, particularly when it comes to how editions work; breaks down the vintage/contemporary divide; offers strategies for building a collection and creating its focus; provides resources for staying educated and involved in the critical dialog; and includes details of Miller’s soon-to-be-gospel basics: “Daniel’s Seven Rules of Diligence.” Which are — 1) Exactly who are you buying from? — 2) What do you know about the artist? 
 — 3) Who made the print?
 — 4) What kind of print is it?
 — 5) Is the work signed? — 
6) What is the price? — 
7) What are your return options?.

ABOUT DANIEL MILLER: Owner and director of Duncan Miller Gallery and founder of YourDailyPhotograph.com, Miller created the wildly popular exhibition series “Collector’s Favorites” for the Photographic Arts Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), currently in its fifth smash year. He received an official proclamation from the City of Los Angeles for developing The Los Angeles Collection photography exhibition that was shown in LA and Seoul. He developed the “American Icons” exhibition concept, bringing art to unlikely venues in search of exciting new audiences, which with 40,000 visitors in just three days, was the city’s most attended photography show in history. Duncan Miller Gallery’s substantial inventory includes rare blue-chip classics and a variety of contemporary photographers working in all aspects of the medium.

 

Analog Displays at The Photo Gallery Los Angeles This Saturday

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5625 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Artists:
Jacqueline Elaine Gomez
Raymond Del Pilar Potes
Jason Roberts Dobrin
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July 25 – August 2, 2014
Opening Party: Friday, July 25, 6-10pm
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Once a processing and printing shop, The Photo Gallery in Highland Park has long since been out of business thanks to the rise of digital photography. But from July 25-August 2, the original space is revived as a transient gallery that pays tribute to black-and-white analog photography. This exhibition showcases works by three practicing artists whose photos document hidden, neglected landscapes in unexpected ways, signifying the original artistic merit and technical savvy inherent in pre-digital photography.
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Jacqueline Elaine Gomez is a Cuban-American photographer. Raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Jason Roberts Dobrin makes work that dissects the American narrative, creating tension by shedding light on the invisible aspects of self-referential American culture.

Jason Roberts Dobrin makes work that dissects the American narrative, creating tension by shedding light on the invisible aspects of self-referential American culture.

Raymond Del Pilar Potes has been making pictures for the past 20 years.  At age 14, he created his first zine and has been doing the same ever since. Today he edits and publishes Hamburger and Eyes Photo Magazine, dedicated to revitalizing the sensation of photography as a craft as well as a tool to record and document.

Raymond Del Pilar Potes has been making pictures for the past 20 years. At age 14, he created his first zine and has been doing the same ever since. Today he edits and publishes Hamburger and Eyes Photo Magazine, dedicated to revitalizing the sensation of photography as a craft as well as a tool to record and document.

FIND HAMBURGER EYES ON THEIR SOCIAL NETWORKS

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/ZETARZZ
TUMBLR: http://hamburgereyes.tumblr.com
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HAMBURGER_EYES
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/hamburger_eyes
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HAMBURGER-EYES/46350521130

 

From Boston to L.A.: Air Traffic Controller Arrives at the Bootleg August 7

79787C54-F2EF-ACC8-43B4036D31FF6D4BYou may have heard all-American indie pop band Air Traffic Controller on Spotify where they racked up over 1.8 million plays for their “feel good pop anthem” (Filter Magazine), “You Know Me”. 
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They are coming to the Bootleg Los Angeles:
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Bootleg HiFi
ATC at Bootleg HiFi
9:00 PM
2220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90057
Price: $12 General Admission
 

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Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named rock band Air Traffic Controller.

Reminiscent of Arcade Fire, Of Monsters and Men and The Mowgli’s

“One of Boston’s finest independent bands” (WERS), Air Traffic Controller had a track named “The Best Indie Alternative Song” by the Independent Music Awards, was placed on NPR’s Hot 100 list for SXSW, and was named “Band of the Day” by The Guardian UK What: Co-headlining tour with The Tragic Thrills to build support for their forthcoming 3rd album and the new single, “The House”, produced by Bleu (Hanson, Boys Like Girls, Jonas Brothers)

Follow them on Twitter: @atcmusic

Check out the official video:



 

Holy Hard Rock! Look What’s On The New Menu

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
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Hard Rock Cafe Legendary Burger

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While it’s true that the menu changed earlier this year; and that Gia On The Move was recently invited to sample the new mouth-watering fare at a special press dinner; and that Hard Rock Cafes everywhere have made the upgrade; what simply hasn’t been apparent until now, is WHY you should actually make a point of trying it!

Regular patrons of Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood and Hard Rock Universal City will have already been privy to the incredibly and surprisingly succulent re-arrangement of appetizers to final courses which have catapulted deceptively ordinary fare to far beyond “du jour” near shock and awe status and into the stratosphere of outstanding yet down to earth comestibles.  Celebrating its unique rock n’ roll atmosphere, in bold style,  this menu is all about the taste!

Click this link for photos of more of Hard Rock’s new menu creations!

Hard Rock Cafe's Nachopalooza!

Hard Rock Cafe’s Nachopalooza!

The 40 year old Hard Rock brand is now offering 30 new items in addition to the current 28 already enjoyed by dedicated diners, including salads, desserts, entrees and drinks after having compared seasonings, textures, flavor profiles, burger blends and French fry cuts, also focusing on visual appeal of each course. Everything down to the garnishes and buns has been utterly re-invented with seasonal options being added as well.

Hard Rock Cafe's Air Mexico Margaritas

Hard Rock Cafe’s Air Mexico Margaritas

All the new items keep in line with Hard Rock’s core menu concept of scratch-based, all-American favorites that resonate with diners around the world.

Popular new menu items added are entrees like the Cowboy Rib eye, a USDA choice 16-ounce, bone-in steak and Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich, slow-cooked beef brisket, topped with hickory barbecue sauce on grilled sourdough bread, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes (a favorite of everyone’s), three new salads (Grilled Chicken Chop Salad, Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad, Cobb Salad) and three of the new desserts (House-made Carrot Cake, Molten Lava Cake and Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Pieces), Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings, and the Legendary® Burger, an 8-ounce grilled-to-perfection proprietary blend patty served with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon slices, iceberg lettuce and special Hard Rock seasoning presented on a fresh Brioche bun.  In addition, introduced is the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, which combines freshly grilled vegetables, spicy Monterey Jack cheese, with a dash of Balsamic reduction on toasted sour dough bread.

There are quite a few drink highlights as well:

The Air Mexico, a sampling-sized portion of Hard Rock’s classic tasty margaritas, allows guests to choose three flavors, including Watermelon, Mango, Cucumber, Blue Curacao, Pomegranate or Wildberry.

Hard Rock Cafe's Twisted Shout Shake

Hard Rock Cafe’s Twisted Shout Shake

The Red Berry Press, Hard Rock’s unique, sweet fruit cocktail made with fresh hulled and sliced strawberries, fresh raspberries, lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and Clementine Vodka, garnished with a lemon wedge served in a coffee-press style vessel that infuses fruit into the cocktail throughout the drinking process.

And 2 coup de gras finals:

A Bacon, Baccardi, Guinness Beer (Twisted Shout) Milk Shake  with spiced brown sugar, salted caramel and chocolate. (This one sent Gia On The Move “over the edge” – Died and gone to heaven. Thank you!)

The Salted Caramel Cafe, Tia Maria, Baileys, Salted Caramel Syrup, half and half, and hot coffee, topped with whipped cream and pieces of caramel corn caramel sauce.

Hard Rock is introducing several new non-alcoholic milkshakes, including the Vanilla Root Beer Shake, blended with rum, spiced brown sugar syrup, vanilla vodka, half and half, vanilla ice cream, blended with a few ounces of root beer, garnished with a dollop of whipped cream.

Who’s Hungry?!

 

Super Serious Los Angeles DIY Comedy

superserious“”We started the show out of a DIY spirit, and we’’ve managed to keep that energy throughout the past four years.”

Join the live comedy show hailed as the “Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Stand-Up Comedy Party”  by LA Weekly, for their four year anniversary.

The Super Serious Show features the best sketch, stand-up, music and videos on the third Wednesday of every month at The Virgil.

On July 16th, creators Mandee Johnson and Joel Mandelkorn are thrilled to celebrate the four-year anniversary of The Super Serious Show with a killer lineup, including Jen Kirkman, Jimmy Pardo, Garfunkel & Oates and the Sklar Brothers.

Each night of comedy is like a work of art in itself. 

Unlike many comedy clubs, The Super Serious Show is an affordable night of great comedy, complete with a food truck, sweets, drink specials, a DJ and a built-in happy hour.

Follow them on Twitter for updates: @seriousshow

The Virgil is located at:
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90029

Lineup and ticket information for the 4-year anniversary show are available here: Tickets

The super serious show

 

Sunday Extra: Who Wants a Beer?

price-of-beerOf all the Beer consuming countries in the world would you believe the United States isn’t the highest on the list for “hitting the bottle?”  In fact, we’re only #14 when it comes to drinking and practically don’t even rank when it comes to spending.  What gives?

Maybe it’s the price you’re paying. Beer can be dirt cheap in some corners of the planet. On the other hand, if you’re German, for instance, and part of the third heaviest beer drinkers in the world group, you’re probably shelling out $235 per year on alcohol. If you live in the Middle East, where it’s mostly banned, you are paying a lot more than that!

Do you know what’s the world’s cheapest beer? How about the most expensive? Check out this fun infographic sent to us by David Adelman at Finances Online that sort of breaks it down:

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The Orange County – OC Fair is Back on July 11th

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Get your stretch pants out and bring your appetite!  The OC Fair opens next weekend and as always there will be a 23 day bonanza of fun food and drink, in addition to the rides, games, contests, animals, entertainment and action sports!

The Fair opens on Friday, July 11th and runs until Sunday, August 10th 

(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

This summer new treats will be offered, and of course many of their past favorites will make a return!

Highlights include:

  • Chicken Charlie’s new Deep-Fried Doritos and Deep-Fried Chicken Skin; plus of course Deep-Fried Twinkies and Oreos
  • Bacon-A-Fair will offer Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels
  • Biggy’s Meat Market is bringing gluten-free options this summer with GF hamburger buns, fries & a newly gluten-free The Big Rib.
  • Texas Donuts will showcase their giant donuts with new flavors including Cherry Pop Rocks and Banana Chocolate Cream
  • Each Friday (from noon – 4pm) $2 Taste of Fair Food will offer Fairgoers the chance to taste fun-sized samples of funnel cake, tri-tip, corn dogs, gelato, cotton candy and more.
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  • OC Brew Hee Haw, a craft beer roundup, is July 11-13 and will bring some of the best local craft beers to OC Fairgoers for five sessions of beer tastings, demonstrations and exhibits. Visit ocbrewheehaw.com
  • Celebrity Chefs will bring their colorful cooking skills to The Hangar stage on three Thursdays. Scheduled appearances, include Carla Hall, co-host ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew” (July 17, 4 p.m.); Roy Choi, founder of the famous Korean taco truck, Kogi BBQ (July 24, 4 p.m.); and Kelsey Nixon, host of her own show, “Kelsey’s Essentials” on the Cooking Channel (July 31, 4p.m.) Free with Fair admission and autograph sessions will follow each appearance. Presented by Vons.
  • Special Culinary Contests include Eating Smart Starts Here (July 19) Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili, Wings or Sals (July 26), OC Cupcake Classic (August) and Fairtastic Food (August 9) Registration is Wednesday before each contest.  For a complete list, visit, ocfair.com/competitions
  • Award-Winning Wines are available by the taste or the glass in the Wine Courtyard throughout Fair and on weekends wine-lovers can learn more about the various varietals of wine during the Orange County Wine Society’s Wine Seminars (most require an additional fee).

OC Fair 2014The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, California.

For more information please visit ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook./OCFair, follow them at Twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.

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Happy Fourth of July America!

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