Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace

Singer Triumphantly Returns to the Las Vegas Stage After a Year Hiatus

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Celine Dion brought “The Power of Love” to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this past Thursday night, to resume her critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency show, Celine. After a year hiatus, the stage came to life as Celine made her momentous return to a sold-out house and multiple standing ovations from thousands of fans.

Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace  (Photos By Denise Truscello  Aug 27 2015)

Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace (Photos By Denise Truscello
Aug 27 2015)

Earlier this year, Dion announced her return on the 12-year anniversary of her first performance in The Colosseum, when she opened the venue on March 25, 2003. When her first show A New Dayopened, it went on to not only become one of the most successful shows in Las Vegas but also redefined the entertainment industry; Dion would go on to become the first artist at the height of her career to stop touring and invite fans to come to her instead. By the time the show closed on Dec. 15, 2007, more than three million fans spanning all seven continents and 138 countries had seen the show.

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Dion, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold almost 250 million records during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Award (Quebec). In 2004, Celine received the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards in recognition of her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry.

Celine Dion also returns to The Colosseum with a new stage wardrobe composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler. (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello)

The stage wardrobe for Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace  is composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler. (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello)

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is conceived as a glamorous show directed by legendary Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich and presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment. Celine’s updated Las Vegas show includes her biggest hits mixed with timeless hits by iconic artists that celebrate all generations and genres of music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to the Bee Gees, Queen and Prince. The show features a full orchestra and band and is set to a visually stunning presentation designed exclusively for the 4,300-seat state-of-the-art venue. Celine also returns to The Colosseum with a new stage wardrobe composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas spans 85-acres at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, just 10-minutes from McCarran International Airport. Caesars Palace offers a total of 3,960 rooms and suites throughout five hotel towers:

Nobu Hotel – 181 Rooms including 18 suites

Octavius Tower – 642 rooms and suites including six luxury villas, opened Jan. 2012

Augustus Tower – 949 rooms and suites including three luxury villas, opened in 2005

Forum Tower – 452 rooms and suites including two villas, renovated in 2009.Palace Tower – 1,131 rooms and suites including 12 penthouse level suites, renovated in 2006.

Roman Tower – 567 hotel rooms and suites, 12 stories high.

Tickets for performances scheduled through Jan. 17, 2016 are on sale now. For additional show and ticket information, visit celineinvegas.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Golden Door Spa Named #1 Destination Spa by Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine In 2015 World’s Best Awards

Golden Door Spa, 2015 "World's Best Destination Spa" award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World's Best Awards issue (Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure magazine)

Golden Door Spa, 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World’s Best Awards issue (Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure magazine)

Golden Door (777 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos, California 92069) recently received the 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World’s Best Awards issue. The property, inspired by traditional ryokan inns in Japan, provides guests with an all-encompassing spa experience characterized by Asian influences, like a Watsu water therapy pool and Reiki chakra-balancing massages. The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual.

Golden Door.  (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door Properties, LLC)

Golden Door. (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door Properties, LLC)

Every year, the publication invites readers to rate travel categories such as airlines, cities, cruise ships, hotels, etc. In the category of destination spa, readers rated five characteristics–accommodations/facilities, treatments, service, food and value–in which Golden Door scored 98.33 out of 100 points.

We are so pleased and humbled to be recognized with this award,” said Kathy Van Ness, Golden travel-leisureDoor General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “We thank our loyal guests for their support and our dedicated employees who make this magic happen every day. During the past several years, we have worked hard to make improvements for our guests, including a $15 million renovation of the facilities and upgrades to the guest rooms.”

Located in a serene coastal valley between San Diego and Los Angeles, Golden Door provides seven-day stays for a maximum of 40 guests, each in a private room, with a ratio of four staff members to each guest. With a nod to busy individuals, the spa recently added three- and four-day-stay options. Guests are encouraged to pursue a healthy mind, body and spirit with a focus on fitness, spa and nutrition programs, all personalized to meet the goals and needs of each individual.

In addition to a complete range of daily and optional spa services, Golden Door offers hiking and mountain-biking trails, a 2000-square-foot equipment gym, two swimming pools and a therapy pool, three group exercise studios, a Pilates studio, cycling room and tennis court.
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The 600-acre property features mature Japanese gardens, bamboo forest, woodlands, mountains and citrus, avocado and olive groves. The culinary gardens and orchards, which are organically and bio-intensively farmed, provide a large portion of healthy garden-to-table meals for guests. With more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind, guests are surrounded by breathtaking beauty that nurtures the soul.

During the past year, the spa has expanded its retail products, which until now were available only onsite and online. On September 1, Golden Door opens two retail kiosks, one at Westfield Century City and one at Westfield UTC in San Diego. These first off-site kiosks will feature selected products from the Artisan Food, Skin Care and Jewelry lines. Gift certificates for visits to the 2015 World’s Best Destination Spa also are available.

Perhaps the most innovative and far-reaching endeavor is Golden Door Foundation, established in 2013. The spa’s philosophy of helping to transform lives extends beyond those of guests to select local, national and international charities. As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place, Golden Door pledges 100 percent of net profits from the resort to select charities that make a difference in the lives of children.

Just In Time For Halloween, Buycostumes.Com® Unveils The Nightmare Collection

Monstrous Masks By Master Sculptor Mario Chiodo

Gearing up for the biggest Halloween since 2009, BuyCostumes.com®, the leading online retailer of costumes, accessories, party decor and supplies, launched The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com® by master sculptor Mario Chiodo.

Snarling Werewolf is a part of The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com(R) by master sculptor Mario Chiodo. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Snarling Werewolf is a part of The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com(R) by master sculptor Mario Chiodo. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

The Nightmare Collection will unleash the wearer’s inner confidence and impress all bystanders at any party or event,” said Bob Humphrey, Chief Merchant for BuySeasons, Inc., parent company to BuyCostumes.com®.These masks and costumes are a real fright and will ensure thrill seekers rule the night and get the reaction they crave.”

Steampunk Frankenstein is one of 14 monstrous masks within The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Steampunk Frankenstein is one of 14 monstrous masks within The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)


The Nightmare Collection features one-of-a-kind, acutely detailed, movie-quality costumes: Snarling Werewolf, Steampunk Frankenstein, Amphibious Alien, Demon Knight, Mammoth Chomping Spider, Smolder the Black Dragon, Cinder the White Dragon, Ember the Red Dragon, Primal Beast, Post-Apocalyptic Warrior, Ancient Warrior Princess, Mystical Sorceress, Grim Jester and Schnoz Goblin. Sculpted from natural rubber latex and other high-quality materials, each character is individually painted by hand, resulting in unique pieces of functional, wearable art.

The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com, features 14 monstrous masks and costumes, including Ember, the Red Dragon. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com, features 14 monstrous masks and costumes, including Ember, the Red Dragon. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Many of the masks are oversized, giving the wearer added height and girth for maximum impact, including the Snarling Werewolf which measures approx. 32″ high and 28″ wide (mask only). They are also crafted with unique features such as, in the case of the werewolf, dreadlocks, glistening teeth and spiraled horns. Several of the masks, including each of the three dragons and the Mammoth Chomping Spider, feature moving parts to transform their wearers into the monstrous creatures.

For The Nightmare Collection, BuyCostumes.com® teamed up with world-famous sculptor Mario Chiodo. Since establishing his namesake studio, Chiodo Art Development, in 1997, Chiodo has created artwork, wearables, decor and collectibles for Google headquarters, Las Vegas casinos, museums, restaurants, hotels, a children’s theme park and several major film studios. From artwork and wearables to decor and collectables, Chiodo has revolutionized the art and Halloween industries for more than 25 years with his game-changing designs. Now, after an absence of 10 years, Chiodo’s partnership with BuyCostumes.com® marks his much-anticipated return to the Halloween scene with The Nightmare Collection.

Forged from Chiodo’s vivid imagination – plus thousands of hours of research, development and design – the creatures, dragons and warriors in this one-of-a-kind collection are one of the crowning achievements of Chiodo’s illustrious mask-making career and a tribute to the master sculptor’s earliest artistic dreams.

When I was a young artist, nothing piqued my interest as much as the fantasy, illusion and horror of Halloween,” said Chiodo. “All of the characters of The Nightmare Collection were designed and hand-crafted with the discerning Halloween enthusiast in mind, and bring the creatures from my imagination to life.”

See the entire collection at http://www.BuyCostumes.com/nightmare. All masks can be purchased on BuyCostumes.com® with prices varying from $159.99 to $599.99.

Travel Channel’s ‘BOOZE Traveler’ Serves Up Another Round Of Cocktails And Culture

Season Two Premieres Monday, September 28 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

Host Jack Maxwell Kicks Off New Season with Eye-Opening Journey Through Greece, Discovering its Age-old Traditions, Resilient People and Distinct Spirits

JACK MAXWELL IS BACK IN SEARCH OF THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING DRINKS

cd245d4b-3420-4435-ba5e-e05c6871b14f.HRTravel Channel’s global nomad, Jack Maxwell, is back for another round of searching for the world’s most interesting beverages and the people who drink them in the second season of Booze Traveler,” premiering on Monday, September 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In 16 all-new, hour-long episodes, Maxwell embarks on a journey crisscrossing the map to taste homemade liquors, fresh brewed beer and handcrafted cocktails in diverse locations including Argentina, Finland, Guatemala, Hawaii, Hungary, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sicily, Tanzania and Texas.

In Travel Channel’s “Booze Traveler,” Maxwell ventures the globe to not only get a taste of a country’s alcohol, but to quench his curiosity about what people drink, why they drink it and the stories they tell when they do. At each stop, he connects with locals, immerses himself in regional activities, learns about the country’s unique relationship with liquor and sometimes even participates in the alcohol-making process.

It’s fascinating how a simple drink can bring people together,” says Maxwell. “It gives us a chance to learn from one another, to listen to each other’s stories and open our eyes to the world around us. We discover that we have much more in common than we thought – culturally and socially.”

Host Jack Maxwell (c.) participates in a traditional Greek dance part of the Krevati ceremony with friends of the bride and groom.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell (c.) participates in a traditional Greek dance part of the Krevati ceremony with friends of the bride and groom.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell (r.) walks the streets of Athens with Yamas creators Dimitris Mitrakos (c.) and John Mitrakos.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell (r.) walks the streets of Athens with Yamas creators Dimitris Mitrakos (c.) and John Mitrakos.

After a long day celebrating the engagement of a local bride and groom, host Jack Maxwell admires Greece's shoreline on the island of Crete.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: After a long day celebrating the engagement of a local bride and groom, host Jack Maxwell admires Greece’s shoreline on the island of Crete.

Host Jack Maxwell leads a herd of sheep to the town center in Crete for the St. George Sheep Festival.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell leads a herd of sheep to the town center in Crete for the St. George Sheep Festival.

In the season premiere of “Booze Traveler,” Maxwell steps back into ancient history as he explores Greece, a nation that’s using its traditions to help navigate itself through an uncertain time. He begins in the remote mountain town of Asi Gonia on the island of Crete, where nearly 30,000 sheep are herded to be blessed during the Festival of Saint George. While there, Maxwell samples homemade tsipouro, a traditional refreshment of distilled pomace liquor flavored by anise, and retsina, a local white wine flavored with pine sap dating back 2000 years ago. Next stop, the coastal town of Malia, where he crashes an ouzo-fueled bachelor party and partakes in the traditional custom of smashing plates, drinks rakomelo (raki and honey) with the bride and her parents and witnesses the most intimate part of the wedding preparation – krevati, a bed-making ceremony to bring good luck and fertility to the new couple.

After herding sheep during the St. George Sheep Festival in Crete, host Jack Maxwell & Stavros Pilmakis share a glass of Retsina, white wine with a pine sap flavor.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: After herding sheep during the St. George Sheep Festival in Crete, host Jack Maxwell & Stavros Pilmakis share a glass of Retsina, white wine with a pine sap flavor.

Host Jack Maxwell enjoys Souma, a seasonal brandy made from figs, in Chios during a picnic with Vasillis Ballas and his family.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell enjoys Souma, a seasonal brandy made from figs, in Chios during a picnic with Vasillis Ballas and his family.

In the capital city of Athens, Maxwell visits a restaurant that revives ancient food, drink and tradition from 5th century BC – complete with Ancient Greek clothes, feet washing and a symposium. He enjoys enormelo (traditional honey wine and a close cousin of mead) and is given the honor of raising the ceremonial ram head mug and leading a toast. The following day, Maxwell becomes one of the first Americans to try yamas, a new drink made by three innovative Athenians that combines carbonation and the three classic Greek liquors – ouzo, tsipouro and mastika. He learns how these Greeks are trying to innovate the old traditions in order to keep moving forward amidst the economic crisis affecting the country. Maxwell’s Greek exploration isn’t complete without a visit to the crescent-shaped island of Chios where he discovers its local mastic trees, the producer of the pure mastic gum and mastika liqueur, and learns a new toast – “Pieto na misi piet,” which means, “Drink it before it drinks you!”

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell sips on the Tsaziki Cocktail, a specialty drink found at the 360 Bar in Athens.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell sips on the Tsaziki Cocktail, a specialty drink found at the 360 Bar in Athens.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell sits down with the creators of Yamas, a flavored wine spritzer, to learn how they innovated Greece's three most popular spirits.

Booze Traveler, Season Two, Episode One: Host Jack Maxwell sits down with the creators of Yamas, a flavored wine spritzer, to learn how they innovated Greece’s three most popular spirits.

Other Episodes in Season Two includes:

Finland: Sisu, Sauna, And The Midnight Sun”: Host Jack Maxwell learns that once booze starts flowing, the famously reserved and introverted Finns let their inner Vikings roar to life. Whether he’s shredding with the air guitar champion of the world, herding reindeer in Lapland, slogging through a game of swamp soccer or broiling in a mobile sauna with three naked Finns, he is determined to find the method to Finland’s drinking madness. He’ll taste lonkero, the gin and juice cocktail in a can invented in the 1950s by the government to fuel up athletes; terva snapsi, a liqueur made of pine tar; isokari sours flavored with sea buckthorn, a cross between cranberry juice and battery acid, but packed with Vitamin C; and laku, a do-it-yourself mix of vodka, licorice and salt.

Hungary: Aliens, Soviets, and Gypsies”: Maxwell jumpstarts his journey through Hungary with shots of pálinka, a typical rural wake up call of 100-proof homemade fruit brandy. He drives to Budapest’s Jewish Quarter where ruin pubs – abandoned buildings transformed into trendy pubs and bars – serve him keseru mez, a triple-hopped, unfiltered and unpasteurized lager, and aurora borealis, a vodka mixed with raspberry syrup that is carbonated. Maxwell also uncovers Hungary’s best-kept liquor secret: zwack unicum, a herbal liqueur that uses 40 herbs and spices, a little 80- proof alcohol and was a secret remedy for Emperor Joseph II. Continue reading

Home & Interiors: Sherwin-Williams Launches Breakthrough System to Simplify Color Selection

Colorsnap® Integrates Online And Offline Tools, And Includes New In-Store Display

This week, Sherwin-Williams introduces its latest innovation: ColorSnap®, the company’s most comprehensive, integrated color selection system ever offered. Designed to help consumers and professionals make confident and efficient paint color selections, ColorSnap includes a first-of-its-kind, in-store display that makes color selection fast and easy, in addition to enhanced online and offline tools, and new colors.

With the ColorSnap system, we’ve created a completely new way to navigate color. Whether in their neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store, at home or on the go, ColorSnap provides a solution to easily explore and find color any way the consumer chooses,” said Jackie Jordan, Director, Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

Easy, Intuitive And Fast
Customers can explore color in an entirely new way with the interactive, in-store ColorSnap® Studio display, which groups color by family, such as red, yellow or blue, then displays color by saturation level from bright to neutral with a new category just for whites. Each color family is set on one of 24 rotating panels. By turning a panel, customers can see a curated selection of nearly 50 paint chips of specific colors within that color family — making the selection process simple and fun.

ColorSnap® Studio

ColorSnap® Studio

The display, which will be the centerpiece of every Sherwin-Williams store, also features new 2-by-3-inch take-home color chips, rather than strips, so customers can get a bigger, better idea of how colors will look in their space.

In-Store Display

In-Store Display

Quicker Selection Time

Quicker Selection Time

Sherwin-Williams conducted extensive testing to ensure the new ColorSnap system would improve the overall customer experience. During in-store testing, on average, customers found their paint color of choice in 60 percent less time than with the previous display.

Sherwin-Williams collaborated with IDEO, an award-winning global design and innovation consultancy, on the in-store display, which uses a human-centered, design approach to help simplify the color-selection experience for both DIYers and professionals.

We were honored to work with Sherwin-Williams to reimagine the color selection journey through the lens of the company’s many diverse customers. After a thoughtful and iterative design process, we’re excited to see ColorSnap come to life,” said Michelle Ha Tucker, Portfolio Director, IDEO.

As part of the new display, a central work area will be added for customers to arrange and review their color choices, explore Sherwin-Williams color tools and interact with store experts. Customers will also be able to browse and take home nine new color guides and 12 postcards that are designed to inspire, educate and simplify color selection.

ColorSnap® Visualizer

ColorSnap® Visualizer

In addition to ColorSnap Studio, the redesigned in-store color display, the all-new system includes a refreshed and integrated online set of tools including ColorSnap® Visualizer for iPhone, iPad, Android and online (at sherwinwilliams.com). The tools allow users to explore color before ever picking up a paintbrush. With the mobile app, customers can scan the new 2-by-3 inch color chip with their iPhone or Android smart phone for instant access to room scenes featuring that color, options for coordinating colors, and more. ColorSnap Visualizer also inspires by matching a color in a photo to a specific Sherwin-Williams color, allowing users to virtually paint a room or simply browse details on the full range of Sherwin-Williams colors. The iPad app also features inspirational room scenes that showcase expert color picks.

The ColorSnap system also seamlessly integrates with Sherwin-Williams industry-leading Sher-Color™Advanced Color Matching Technology, which calibrates color formulas specifically for every product and sheen, ensuring outstanding color accuracy and consistency when ordering a Sherwin-Williams color or matching a color to an accessory or to a color from another paint brand. Sher-Color™ is available in-store for fast, precise and custom color matching.

Faster And Easier For Design Professionals
Professionals will also find color selection easier and faster, thanks to the variety of new resources available to them, whether in the office or on the job site. The ColorSnap® Design Pro Suite includes an updated and expanded suite of tools for professionals (including a new ergonomic fan deck, portable and desktop kits and more), along with the ColorSnap Visualizer online tools. The ColorSnap Design Pro Suite creates a powerful color selection system that can differentiate a design practice. It will be available in early 2016.

ColorSnap starts rolling out this month and will be available in all 4,000 Sherwin-Williams stores across the U.S. and Canada by the end of January 2016. To learn more about the Colorsnap System, visit your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store or www.colorsnap.com.

Stuart Weitzman Launches its First Television Commercial Featuring Gisele Bündchen During the MTV Video Music Awards

Stuart Weitzman will launch its first television commercial starring the face of the brand, Gisele Bündchen, during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 30th. Directed by fashion photographer Mario Testino, the black-and-white commercial tells the story of the brand’s connection to dance and music.92fe7bcd-8f3f-4cc9-8e9f-12c18aee8465

Known for effortlessly combining fashion and function, Stuart Weitzman kicks off the fall boot season with a visual storytelling of that message in a music video format made for television. The commercial features Gisele in the stretch plonge leather KOKO bootie doing the electric slide with an all-male troupe of dancers, choreographed by Marty Kudelka at the world famous Millennium Dance Complex. True to the movement, Gisele is beauty and grace personified, capturing the emotion in motion of dancing in Stuart Weitzman boots. Dancing in Stuart Weitzman shoes has become a unique and differentiated brand story over the last few years as the brand has built a stellar reputation for creating custom tour shoes for some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The commercial is a tribute to both that unique craftsmanship and to the music industry resonance, thus making it fitting to launch during an award show that celebrates the fusion of music and performance.c677627f-c6c7-4f49-8f41-e4c02838535e

The commercial is a 30-second cut of the brand’s social music video “Make That Move” which will launch on www.stuartweitzman.com, with its social channels fueling the conversation by encouraging followers to share the video along with the trademarked hashtag #inourshoes. Starring alongside Gisele, as a continuation of the ongoing fashion and function story emphasizing the designer’s popular stretch materials, will be a dynamic duo of boots: the over-the-knee LOWLAND in nero plonge leather and the lace-up stretch DOWNTOWN sneaker boot. Progressive recording artist, model and muse Maluca Mala lends her dynamic vocals to the upbeat title track, produced by DJ Solidisco. The song is available to download exclusively on the Stuart Weitzman website, www.stuartweitzman.com.

Josh Mond’s James White to Open Theatrically November 13th

Awards Season Push to Occur for Stars Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon

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Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon in Josh Mond’s James White, set for Theatrical release November 13th

The Film Arcade announced today that they have set a November 13th for the critically acclaimed film, James White, the directorial debut from Borderline Films writer/director Josh Mond. A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes, JAMES WHITE stars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi. Starring alongside Abbott, Nixon and Mescudi are Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call.

JAMES WHITE is a high profile release from The Film Arcade; the film will receive a traditional theatrical release followed by an awards campaign highlighting the career-best performances by Abbott and Nixon. Both actors topped Indiewire’s Sundance Criticwire poll for Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. 

The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was one of the most critically acclaimed films of the entire festival and was the recipient of the “Best of Next” Audience Award.

A confident and closely observed directorial debut by MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE producer Mond, JAMES WHITE explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. James White (Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City.  He retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, but his mother’s battle with a serious illness forces him to take control of his life. As the pressure mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or riskdownload imploding completely. Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style, the film follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.

The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney praised James White as a “viscerally acted drama whose rich visual and sonic textures intensify the plunge into the title character’s messy life…an arresting feature debut.Varietys Scott Foundas called the film “a most assured piece of work by an artist.” Foundas’ Variety colleague Brent Lang praised the film as “the anti-Terms of Endearment” for its gritty and authentic take on familial anguish.

The film marks the first lead film role for stage and screen actor Christopher Abbott, whose previous film and TV credits include Hello, I Must Be Going, The Sleepwalker and “Girls.” Best known for her role as Miranda Hobbs in “Sex and the City,” James White provides Cynthia Nixon with one of the most significant film roles of her career.

James White is the latest feature film from Borderline Films, a New York City based production company which was formed in 2003 by Tisch Film School alums Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin. Their notable film credits to date include Afterschool, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Simon Killer. James White was produced by Campos, Durkin and Melody C. Roscher.

Founded in 2012, The Film Arcade is an independent film distribution company that recently released Jim Strouse’s People Places Things starring Jemaine Clement and Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected starring Cobie Smulders and Anders Holms. Previous films include Song One starring Anne Hathaway, A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins and Amy Poehler and Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight starring Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch and Juno Temple. The Film Arcade is in production on Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs.