Month: December 2017

Hollywood Turns to Superheros (and villains) for Big 2018 Payday

Apparently, Earth needs all the saving it can get.  Looking ahead into 2018, most of the major blockbusters set to be released are of the crime-fighting, apocalypse-preventing variety. Marvel will start things off in February with its release of Black Panther.  Starring Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, this film will be slightly different than previous Marvel movies in that the setting takes place within a technologically advanced yet regionally isolated country in Africa.   In the spring, movie-goers will have their work cut out for them with three major superhero flicks including the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War (May...

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Bars, Beats, and Bass Behind the Boards: an Interview with Milan Beker

At only 22 years of age, Milan Beker has already made his way into the Los Angeles music scene, producing and engineering music for some of the biggest and most well-known labels, including Interscope Records, Top Dawg Entertainment and Dreamville Records. Working with the likes of Kendrick Lamar have taught Milan how to collaborate with high profile clients – even if that means working long hours while maintaining excruciating attention to detail.  Not limited to just one genre or style, Milan formally learned to mix songs for a wide array of musicians while at Berklee College of Music. We...

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Apple Buys Shazam For $400m

Tech giant Apple has just settled on it’s latest purchase—the application Shazam, whose name is as associated to song identification as Apple’s is to computer manufacturing. It was a natural choice for Apple given the company’s recent success with their musical streaming service Apple Music—and thus this is precisely their motive. The company said in a statement that the two pairing naturally, and allow users to “shar[e] a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users.” Neither Apple nor Shazam will say how much they settled on, however the figure 400m has been reported. This...

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The Future is Now For Women Entrepreneurs

It’s 11:20 am and Dr. Corinne Jenni is now on her second cup of coffee. She has already spent the morning putting the finishing touches on an analysis for a client—a synthesis of market research, client sales and finance data and, of course, tied it all together with her expert opinion as a strategy consultant for her private consulting business Strategati. The day is still young however; later she facilitates a meeting with the think tank group of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Tomorrow morning she will teach a class on strategy consulting and in the afternoon will...

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In Step: Notes on Dance From A Professional Power Couple

To casual observers, the world of ballroom dance remains shrouded in relative mystique and classical sensibilities. Though it’s typically thought of here in the States as a European tradition, ballet and other types of formal dance are in reality a global phenomenon, with schools of dance thriving everywhere from Hawaii to Vermont. We recently got in touch with Tommy and Mairi Bettin, a young couple who have spent their entire lives in the realm of classical dance. The two recently took it upon themselves to share their craft with residents of greater Richmond, Virginia by starting up their own...

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