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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, Headline 2016 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

AnnouncementThe official lineup for the 46th Annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4 includes  Headliners: Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian producer KYGO, among others.

More than 140 additional artists will perform throughout the weekend on more than a dozen indoor and outdoor stages spread throughout the 74 acre festival grounds, including both Memorial Stadium and KeyArena.

To celebrate Seattle’s Festival, headliner Macklemore will throw out the first pitch at Safeco Field during “Bumbershoot Night” on April 29. Fans who purchase a ticket to the Bumbershoot section at Safeco Field will receive a Mariners Bumbershoot T-shirt.

TicketsTickets are available at a special discount using promo code “BUMBERSHOOT”

Event Pass Information and Lineup

Passes for Bumbershoot go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. PT

3-Day Passes, starting at $180
Gold Passes, $400
Emerald VIP, $700

Bumbershoot 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Bumbershoot)Arts and Culture Programming Highlights

In addition to a diverse music lineup that includes 90 acts, from international headliners to emerging local artists, Bumbershoot programming includes comedy, film, dance, theatre, words and ideas, youth activities, and more.

Comedy: Ron Funches from NBC’s Undateable as Shelly will bring his comedic talents to Bumbershoot along with Comedians of Comedy alum Morgan Murphy, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, and Seattle native Nick Thune.

film-iconFilm: With something for every age and taste, the 1 Reel Film Festival — curated by the Seattle International Film Festival — will serve up a selection of the year’s best short films.

dance_iconDance: Returning in 2015 after a few year hiatus, Bumbershoot’s dance programming offers a strong lineup of talent in 2016 including MaximumVELOCITY, a showcase of top contemporary choreographers and dance groups and the Northwest’s premiere breaking and street dance competition, Reign Supreme, which drew huge crowds in 2015.

Theatre-Set-Theatre-masks-iconTheatre: Curated by Theatre Puget Sound, 2016 theatre performances will include Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter, a musical that juxtaposes classic coming of age novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with the music of the Carpenters and an unforgettable performance from Tattprov, which includes one member of the comedy group getting a tattoo based on a suggestion from the audience.

PoetryWords & Ideas: Words & Ideas guests include local poet, writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexi, podcast sensation Chris Allen, Seattle’s premiere political comic (according to Seattle Weekly), Brett Hamil, and the writers of Amazon series Transparent.

YOUNGERSHOOT: Returning for its 6th year the Seattle Children’s Museum presents YOUNGERSHOOT, a place for children ages 10 and younger and their guardians to enjoy the festival together with kid-focused entertainment, hands on activities, and performances.

0002_porkshankFood: Other stand out features this year include B-Eats, a new food program created in partnership with Dan Bugge of Matt’s in The Market and Radiator Whiskey to curate a diverse mix of gourmet style cuisine from local chefs.

Seattle-based nonprofit Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDResearch) is the official non-profit partner of Bumbershoot 2016. As part of the relationship, Bumbershoot will donate a portion of each pass sold and encourage fans to donate as well, helping spread global health awareness.

Full Lineup

Musical Performances

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis // Death Cab for Cutie // KYGO // Tame Impala // G-Eazy // Pretty Lights // Halsey // DJ Snake // Porter Robinson // Zeds Dead // Bryson Tiller // Michael Franti & Spearhead // Run The Jewels // Billy Idol // ZHU // Fetty Wap // Marshmello // Father John Misty // Explosions In The Sky // Third Eye Blind // Logic // Andrew Bird // Tyler, The Creator // Melanie Martinez // Reggie Watts // Margo Price // Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals // Chevy Metal // Flatbush ZOMBiES // Maren Morris // Kamasi Washington // Jai Wolf // JoJo // Cashmere Cat // The Front Bottoms // Black Joe Lewis // The Motet // TOKiMONSTA // The Blind Boys of Alabama // St. Lucia // Hippie Sabotage // TroyBoi // Gryffin // Bob Moses // Zella Day // Atlas Genius // Bishop Briggs // Jagwar Ma // Banners // Jimi Charles Moody // Barns Courtney //The Flavr Blue // Donna Missal // Hinds // Lewis Del Mar // Joywave // Naked Giants // Manatee Commune // Shaprece // White Denim // Escondido // Lemolo // Iska Dhaaf // Radiation City // Coast Modern // Erik Blood // Rabbit Wilde // Ryan Caraveo // Secret Weapons // Grave & The Pink Slips // Chastity Belt // Dude York // Desi Valentine // Fly Moon Royalty // Stag // Low Cut High Tops // So Pitted // Strangers You Know // Treasure Fingers // Maiah Manser // Super Square // Pony Time // Snuff Redux // Lisa Prank // DoNormaal // Tracksuit Wedding // COSMOS // Zach Van Lue

Comedy

Ron Funches // The Improvised Shakespeare Company // Kate Berlant // Nick Thune // Goddamn Comedy Jam // Morgan Murphy // Dan Soder // Andy Haynes // Billy Wayne Davis // Adam Ray // Tiffany Haddish // Kevin Barnes // Whitmer Thomas // Jena Friedman // Dan St. Germain // Fahim Anwar // Ashley Barnhill // Moses Storm // Rachel Walls // Seattle’s Most Wonderful // Khadija Hassan // Barbara Holm // Wilfred Padua // Queerz: We’re Hilarious // Stand-up for Yourself with Amy Miller // Natalie Holt // Levi Manis // Improv: Carskee, Jesse + Josh=Josh, CSz Seattle Presents ComedySportz, FEELINGS, The Midnight Goats

Words & Ideas

Writers of Transparent // Seattle Review of Books featuring Sherman Alexie, Robert Lashley, and EJ Koh // Seattle Files with Chris Allen // Seattle Process with Brett Hamil // Why Storytelling? Why Professional Wrestling? Why Now? // Why Tech Industry? Why Homelessness? Why Now? // Why Memes? Why Internet Dating? Why Now? With Emmett Montgomery // Hugo House Presents The Oracle // Battle of The Word Poetry Slam

Dance

Reign Supreme Breakin’ Competition // MaximumVELOCITY

Theatre (Curated by the Theatre Puget Sound)

SWING // Tattprov // DUMP: A Garbage Burlesque // Are You There God? It’s Me Karen Carpenter // Can’t Talk Right Now // Mik Kuhlman “House 30”

Visual Arts

Brent Watanabe // Seattle Experimental Animation Team // Interstitial Theatre // Seattle Center Sculpture Walk // Fine Arts Poster by Ryan Molenkamp

Additional Programming

FILM curated by Seattle International Film Festival // YOUNGERSHOOT curated by Seattle Children’s Museum

Culinary

B-Eats feat. Local chefs of Matt’s In The Market, Radiator Whiskey, Garcia, New Luck Toy, Bok Bok Korean Fried Chicken, and Pike Place Fish Guys

The Queen Mary Rolls Out Historic Menu on May 26

gia on the move history queen maryOn May 26, 1936, some 250,000 were on hand to wish ‘God Speed’ to the Queen Mary as she left Southampton for the first time. As evening approached, passengers dressed for dinner – perhaps sharing cocktails or sending telegrams to loved ones – or – like Mrs. C.N. Pillman, stopping in at the Purser’s office to pick-up her winnings for the ship’s first distance-traveled pool. Excitement must have been in the air as bellboys and stewards rang dinner gongs and well-groomed passengers – traveling in every class – made their way to the ship’s restaurant salons. But what did they eat? We now know.

This year, Queen Mary guests attending the May 26 Maiden Voyage anniversary dinner will be served a modern version of the menu presented to First Class passengers on their first evening at sea.

“While the Queen Mary has previously re-created historic menus to mark important events, the creation of this particular menu was difficult as no records of the meal are present in our archives. The information was uncovered in one of many Queen Mary books recounting the ship’s illustrious history and its maiden voyage – eighty years ago,” said Queen Mary Chef, Todd Henderson.

Cunard Lines Chef Martin Riccault welcomed his First Class guests with an elaborate table – now re-created by the ship’s present day Chef, Todd Henderson, which is not identical, but will reflect the historic evening through gastronomy research of the period.

Chef Riccault’s original menu included:

  • Honeydew Melon Glacé
  • Croutes-au-pot au Perles (Potato soup in pastry)
  • Tranche de Turbotin Poche Normande (Turbot)
  • Poulard de Braisée Belle Mère (Flattened Chicken)
  • Haricots verts at beurre (Haricot Beans)
  • Pommes Garfield (French Fries)
  • Salad francaise
  • Fraises Chantilly (Strawberries with Cream)
  • Petite-fours
  • Dessert
  • Café

Chef Henderson’s Menu will feature:

  • Chanrentais Melon Gelee (Speck, Sea Salt, Basil Herb Crystals)
  • Croute-au-Pot au Pomme Perles (Puff Pastry, Fried Ramp & Potato Soup, Bacon Leek Oil)
  • Cotes Courtes Braisée Belle Mère (Wagyu Short Rib, Fava Bean Purée, Glacé di Viande)
  • Salad Francaise (Petit Greens, French Vinaigrette)
  • Chocolate Creme Brûlée with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream
  • Café

The Maiden Voyage Anniversary Dinner will be held in the Grand Salon, formerly the First Class Dining Room. Guests will be treated to after dinner remarks by Randolph Churchill, great-grandson of the ship’s most illustrious passenger. Lord Alan Watson (MP), Baron of Richmond and noted Churchill scholar and author will discuss Churchill’s life-long connection to the Queen Mary; a relationship that began long before the maiden voyage and continued through Churchill’s retirement.

“It is my hope that those attending the Anniversary dinner will imagine themselves as part of a living history that now enters its ninth decade. Perhaps they will toast Mr. Churchill or raise a glass to the memory of the 800,000 Allied troops Queen Mary safely ferried during WWII. Or, maybe they will simply enjoy a wonderful meal served aboard the greatest ocean liner of all time,” Henderson concluded.

For more information, please visit: http://www.queenmary.com/80th

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“What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”…except in Coachella

beerCoachella gets an extra buzz this year as Las Vegas extends the essence of “What Happens Here, Stays Here” (WHHSH) and adult freedom, with an unveiling of  its limited edition #WHHSH Beer this month during the music and arts festivals in Palm Springs, on April 16-17.

Guests will celebrate the craft brew along with performances by chart-topping artists, delicious culinary offerings from top Vegas eateries, beauty services from the leading glam squads of the Strip, surprise celebrity guests and more.

“’What Happens Here, Stays Here’ has always been about the freedom to be and do in Vegas what you can’t at home. We felt that #WHHSH Beer is the perfect embodiment of that and a reminder of what awaits when you embrace the Vegas lifestyle.”

#WHHSH Beer will be the first of Las Vegas’ limited edition #WHHSH signature products to be introduced for a tangible extension of the famous Vegas experience.

coachellaCrafted locally in Las Vegas by Tenaya Creek Brewery, #WHHSH Beer is an easy drinking, pale ale with hints of citrus and pine creating a cool, clean finish. The exclusive beer will only be available at select Las Vegas sponsored events. 

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go towww.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

1ST ANNUAL BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL PREMIERES IN SANTA CLARITA MAY 6-7

A New Festival to Enjoy Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ

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The BBQ & Beer Festival, in Santa Clarita on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, will highlight the best in BBQ and BBQ sauces from around the state and beer. Saturday’s event will also feature four live bands and a fun Kid Zone to keep both adults and children entertained.

The two day event is the ultimate craft beer experience, with over 20 microbreweries pouring over 45 different handcrafted beers and ciders on tap.

Participating breweries include some California favorites such as Wolf Creek Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Pocock Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Company, Common Cider, Iron Triangle Brewing, Rincon Brewery, Island Brewing Company, Lost Coast Brewery, Elysian Brewing, Coronado Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Tap It Brewing and more.

Friday attendees will receive an exclusive souvenir tasting cup for sampling with entry.

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BBQ participants include It’s in the Sauce BBQ, Busy Bee Café, Sunrise BBQ, Deaf Man’s BBQ, Earl’s Gone Wild, plus others!

ticketsTickets are available for purchase online now.

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Friday beer festival tickets range from $20 to $40 and Saturday BBQ Festival tickets range from $10 to $15, with free entry for children 12 and under.

Both days will feature a variety of live music and entertainment.

Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the Beer Festival on Friday and to consume alcohol.

For more information, please visit www.BBQandBeerFestival.com

About California Beer Festival
Since 2009, California Beer Festival has been hosting a variety of California’s favorite food and brew events. Though events such as California Beer Festival in Ventura, Marin, Santa Cruz and San Dimas, the Tequila and Taco Festival in Santa Cruz and Ventura, the Ventura Winter Wine Walk, the Burbank Beer Festival, the BBQ & Beer Festival and the Champagne on Main Wine Walk & Spring Street fair,California Beer Festival shines a light on the craft beer movement and gets people together to celebrate and enjoy the best in craft brewing. California Beer Festival offers a chance for guests to expand their minds and educate themselves on new and old styles of craft beer. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to sample beer.

St. Patty’s Day Prep: Toast-worthy Beer Facts

Do you have any idea what the world’s strongest beer is for example? Or which president had their very own private brew house? For stateside amber nectar fans planning on going head to head with a leprechaun on March 17th here are some fascinating beer facts:

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M&M’S® Turns 75

m&mSince March 3, 1941,  fans  have been making M&M’S the most popular chocolate candies on earth. To celebrate their anniversary, M&M’S is bringing the celebration to their fans – all year long.

#CelebrateWithM

Fans can get in on the action by following the #CelebratewithM hashtag and M&M’S social media pages for epic birthday surprises, exclusive access to one-of-a-kind experiences, the ability to determine the next M&M’S flavor to hit store shelves and more.

For more information,  visit mars.com and follow them at Facebook, TwitterYouTube, LinkedIn for real-time updates.

Want to know about the history of M&Ms?  Check out the timeline here.

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Photo Credit: Mike Danenberg

The celebration kicked off on February 29th with the release of “Candyman,” a modern remake of Sammy Davis Jr.’s The Candy Man song (1972) featuring multi-platinum, Grammy® award winning artist Zedd and Grammy® nominated musician and songwriter Aloe Blacc in partnership with M&M’S.

In addition to the release of “Candyman,” the M&M’S Brand will launch:

  • Retro Packaging: #TBT wouldn’t be complete without the M&M’S version of a throwback. Available on store shelves in February, the brand will release 12 retro designs (six designs each for Milk Chocolate and Peanut inspired by the brand’s 75-year heritage and history from the 1940s – 1990s). Available at retailers nationwide, consumers can get their collectible M&M’S in single and box packs starting at $1.49.
  • Flavor Vote: Starting on March 1 through June 17, fans will have the chance to vote for the next limited edition M&M’S flavor to hit store shelves. Original Peanut will go head-to-head with three new M&M’S Brand Chocolate Peanut varieties – Chili Nut, Honey Nut and Coffee Nut – in a socialized consumer campaign to determine America’s Favorite Peanut.
  • Red Nose Day: For the second year, the M&M’S Brand will partner with NBC and Comic Relief as a title sponsor to raise awareness and money for the Red Nose Day Fund, an organization that helps to uplift children out of poverty.  In 2015, the M&M’S Brand donated more than 1.3 million dollars to Red Nose Day charities.
  • Operation Gratitude: To honor M&M’S origin as a military ration during World War II, Mars Chocolate makers of M&M’S, will donate $750,000 worth of product to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in military care packages throughout 2016.
  • Be@rBrick: To commemorate M&M’S 75th anniversary, M&M’S World is launching a partnership with Japanese lifestyle brand, Be@rBrick. The exclusive line will feature Be@rBrick’s iconic collectible characters, apparel and accessories – all inspired by M&M’S heritage.

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New App Makes Food Look Good Enough To Eat!

Your social media #foodporn shares are kind of flat these days and you’re wishing you could shoot something so much more sizzling. You know…like a professional photographer. But how?

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Introducing “Foodie” Dedicated Camera App for Food Photos

LINE Corporation just released  “Foodie,” a new camera app available for free on both iPhone and Android devices, dedicated to taking delicious photos of food.

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Foodie is a new specialized camera app that offers a cornucopia of features with a singular goal: to make food pictures look more delicious.

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Its 24 types of food filters are sure to make foods such as “Meats,” “Sushi,” “Cakes,” and other cuisines look delicious. Since the app’s “best angle” feature lets the user know through color when the camera is positioned horizontally above the subject, it’s a snap to take trendy flat lays like you’d see in a gourmet magazine.

What’s more, the app includes features like an auto blurring effect to give images the air of SLR photography, as well as brightness adjustment and flashlight features to increase your shooting options. Foodie also offers the basic features expected of a camera app including sharing to social networks like Instagram and Twitter.

And…there’s more on the way.  Foodie intends to also develop more food-specific features, such as filters and effects.

Plus...the apps supports multiple languages: Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

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.Foodie Main Features

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1.      Food filters make culinary photos more enticing

With a selection of 24 filters optimized for food photography, users can take exactly the type of food photos they want.

2.      Best angle feature for stylish flat lays

Uses on-screen color to let the user know when the camera is positioned flat, directly above the food on the table, for easy flat lay photography.

3.      Auto blurring feature for pro-style images

Automatically recognizes food as the subject and defocuses the surrounding area that is not food, producing images like those photographed using a single lens reflex (SLR) camera.

4.      Brightness adjust and flashlight features for shooting in dark locations

The user can manually make the image brighter or darker when taking pictures. Plus, the light can be turned on like a flashlight to enable shooting in dark environments.

Note: 40-step (-2.0 to +2.0) brightness adjustment is possible.

5.      Sharing through a variety of services

Processed photos can be shared not only through LINE but also on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About LINE Corporation
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE Camera. For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/.