PHARRELL WILLIAMS & NICKELODEON PRESENT LIMITED EDITION SPONGEBOB X ICECREAM CLOTHING COLLECTION

AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE THROUGH KARMALOOP

Global Streetwear e-retailer, Karmaloop is set to release the highly-anticipated Spongebob Squarepants X ICECREAM Brand Capsule Collection conceptualized by Nickelodeon and World-Renowned musician, producer, fashion designer, and self-proclaimed SpongeBob Squarepants enthusiast, Pharrell Williams. The collaboration came about after Karmaloop founder and CEO, Greg Selkoe, aware of Pharrell’s love for the cartoon, introduced Nickelodeon to him with the intention that they could bring a line of product to life.

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Karmaloop.com will carry (4) four select items from the brand-new limited edition SpongeBob X ICECREAM fashion line. The super-limited capsule can only be purchased at the Billionaire Boys Club store and on http://www.Karmaloop.com. The SpongeBob X ICECREAM Capusle will be released on Karmaloop on 25 September 2013.

“I’ve been a SpongeBob fan for many years and it’s an honor to collaborate with Nickelodeon to create SpongeBob X ICECREAM. SpongeBob promotes happiness and optimism and I wanted this line to represent that,” said Pharrell Williams.

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In the thirteen years since its’ founding, Karmaloop.com has sprouted from an idea, a dream, and a basement to a global retail and media 29cde7272e4e6e515e8ba572_620x297juggernaut that is the go-to for all things streetwear and Verge Culture. Since its inception in CEO/Founder Greg Selkoe’s parents’ basement in 2000, http://www.Karmaloop.com has grown to be the largest streetwear e-retailer in the world. With headquarters in Boston and offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen, http://www.Karmaloop.com employs over 200 people across the globe and has a Rep Team of 160,000 customer evangelists in the United States alone. This team, rising up against cookie-cutter culture and promoting a unique and artistic lifestyle through fashion, helps to sell in over 45 companies the 500 brands Karmaloop carries including Obey, Jeffrey Campbell, Diamond Supply Co., LRG, 10 Deep, Crooks & Castles, Vans, Free People, UNIF, RVCA and more.

Over the years, Karmaloop.com has grown to encompass several other websites including KarmaloopTV, PLNDR, Miss KL, and Brick Harbor, all with a combined site traffic of 8 million monthly unique visitors. Acting as a hub for all of Karmaloop’s exclusive video content, KarmaloopTV has produced countless music videos for artists such as Diplo, Nicky Da B, Bad Rabbits, Clinton Sparks, Jadakiss, Freddie Gibbs, and Far East Movement. KarmaloopTV has also released interviews and behind-the-scenes pieces for artists and events such as A$AP Mob, Clipse, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Drake, the Dickies House at SXSW, and the Verge Campus Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Bad Rabbits, 5 & a Dime, and Brek.One.

PLNDR, Karmaloop’s members-only flash sale site, hosts daily deals on hand-selected merchandise exclusive to their 3.5 million subscribers.91408897e9d487467a1e0e42_620x275 Karmaloop’s ladies-only site, Miss KL, serves as a haven where the brand’s female demographic can shop, party and play with exclusive content including interviews, brand features, and lookbooks, and browse Karmaloop’s selection of ladies’ brands and product. Brick Harbor is the World’s Local Skate Shop run 100% by skaters themselves, showcasing footwear, hardware, and apparel from brands and skate shops around the globe. Additionally, Karmaloop boasts a tiered VIP Program, as well as, Monark, an exclusive membership program featuring special sales and product for Karmaloop’s elite customer base. On top of its growing retail and media presence, Karmaloop also works in the non-profit sector with Future Boston Alliance, an organization that advocates and supports the progressive and cultural growth of the city of Boston, along with numerous local, national, and international philanthropic and arts-related organizations including Youth Design, U.N.I.C.E.F., the American Repertory Theater, and countless more.

In the years to come, Karmaloop seeks to continue its rapid growth and cultural presence in fashion, art, music, media, and more by leveraging top e-retail technology, premier customer service, curated exclusive content, and grassroots engagement with new and existing shoppers worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to be the only authorized e-retailer of the SpongeBob X ICECREAM capsule, “said Selkoe, CEO and founder of Karmaloop.com, which is renowned as the World’s leader in online streetwear e-commerce,
“Karmaloop at its core is a young, playful company and we’re huge fans of the little yellow man in square pants. We’re excited to be working with Pharrell, Bob, Ice Cream, and Nickelodeon on this unique creative melding of the minds.” Selkoe stated.

Karmaloop has more exclusive SpongeBob releases coming up in the near future with brands including COMUNE, Mishka, and Palladium.

The news of carrying the collaboration comes at an exciting time for Karmaloop as the company has just released its Limited-Edition “Lucky 13” Varsity Jacket with Staple Design to commemorate its 13th year in the streetwear game. Designed by Jeff Staple, each one of the 113 jackets is signed and numbered by Staple himself.

The SpongeBob X ICECREAM Capsule will be released on Karmaloop on 25 Sept 2013
Interested media please contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson directly via email nelson@workhousepr.com or by telephone +1. 646. 205. 3540

Third ANNUAL IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL Brought The IHEARTRADIO APP To Life With More Artists Than Ever Before

MORE THAN 40 OF THE BEST ARTISTS IN MUSIC PERFORMED SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21 — INCLUDING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KATY PERRY, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND ELTON JOHN — AT THE SOLD OUT EVENT

THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS RAISED $1 MILLION FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES SINCE 2011

The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival, where the music of the iHeartRadio app comes to life, came to a close Saturday night following a weekend of incredible performances by the biggest names in music. The Festival, which celebrated the success of the iHeartRadio all-in-one digital audio service, included performances by over 40 artists, both on the main stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 20 and 21 and at the all-new iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on Saturday afternoon.

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Sir Paul McCartney performs onstage during the iHeart Radio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 21: Sir Paul McCartney performs onstage during the iHeart Radio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

This year’s two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival brought to life the music of the iHeartRadio app and offered fans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of incredible live music and surprise performances by their favorite artists. Throughout the year, iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and the new iHeartRadio Talk feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.

Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Owyoung/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Owyoung/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival was heard live across Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and streamed live at www.iheartradio.yahoo.com and on PlayStation®3. The Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network Monday, Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST and Tuesday, Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST, to launch the network’s fall season. Continue reading

The American Museum of Natural History Announces THE POWER OF POISON

SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON DEADLY, POWERFUL, EVEN LIFESAVING POISON OPENS NOVEMBER 16, 2013

The American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org) announces The Power of Poison, a new exhibition that explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history’s most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition also includes an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries and a theater where live presenters share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection.

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Ubiquitous in the natural world, poison can be found in the brightly hued longwing butterflies of Central and South America or the seemingly innocuous skin of a mango in a New York City kitchen. In both cases, the toxins are part of a dynamic defense system that plants and animals deploy against predators. (In  fact, many familiar foods we encounter daily—cinnamon, chili peppers, coffee, and tea—owe their taste, smell, or stimulant effects to defensive chemicals that can be toxic in large doses.)

Examining a variety of evolutionary strategies—including the linked escalations in the strength of a predator’s poison and

This skull of an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, which will be on view in The Power of Poison @AMNH. Chesek

This skull of an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, which will be on view in The Power of Poison @AMNH. Chesek

the resistance of its prey—the exhibition will highlight many toxic species, including live golden poison frogs, in a walk-through diorama of Colombia’s dense Chocó lowland forest.

Humans have long marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to detect their presence and protect against their toxic powers, as many fascinating artifacts on view will reveal. Prized objects included celadon dishes, believed to detect poisons; fossilized shark teeth, thought to be dragon tongues that could “purify” food of deadly compounds; and fossilized sea animals called crinoids, believed to be antidotes to common poisons.

For millennia, plant and animal toxins also have been used in treatments for a myriad of medical conditions. Studying how poisons affect human cells also helps scientists figure out how to protect, repair, and heal them. For example, yew trees are so poisonous that eating a handful of needles can kill a person, yet a compound found in the bark has been proven to be an effective anti-cancer agent. The search for new medicines has barely begun, with thousands of toxins now being studied as potentially lifesaving treatments.

The pursuit of poison’s toxic powers is at the heart of countless fairy tales and legends from around the world. The exhibition features several, from the myth of Hercules and the Hydra, animated and projected onto ceramic Greek urns, to life-sized dioramas of famous stories, including the trio of witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Others, such as the diorama illustrating the traditional tale of China’s first emperor ingesting mercury to gain immortality, attest to the

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Golden poison frog

fascination with poisons across place and time.

A gallery of history’s most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra’s legendary snakebite to Napoleon’s alleged death by arsenic, leads visitors into the Detecting Poison theater. Here presenters use props, animations, and audience volunteers, to explore a real-world poisoning case that highlights the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors encounter large-scale tableaux of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors may discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook’s ship in 1774.

The Power of Poison will open on November 16, 2013, and remain on view until August 10, 2014. The exhibition is curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, whose research focuses on the evolution of leeches and their blood-feeding behavior. Dr. Siddall is also the curator of the Museum’s Picturing Science exhibition, currently on view in the Akeley Gallery.

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. It is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State’s official memorial to its 33rd governor and the nation’s 26th president, and a tribute to Roosevelt’s enduring legacy of conservation. The Museum’s five active research divisions and three crossdisciplinary centers support 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, and one of the largest natural history libraries in the Western Hemisphere. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree. In 2012, the Museum began offering a pilot Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Earth science. Approximately 5 million visitors from around the world came to the Museum last year, and its exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on five continents. The Museum’s website and collection of apps for mobile devices extend its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond its walls. Visit amnh.org for more information.

United States Postal Service Inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons Stamp Series

Two Performance Ceremonies: Ashanti in Atlanta, Chaka Khan in LA

On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the “father of soul,” Ray Charles, returns to two “stamping ovations” today as the latest inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icons Forever Stamp Series. Chaka Khan will perform at the Los Angeles first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony and Ashanti will highlight the Atlanta event. The Ray Charles Forever Stamp features an image of Charles taken later in his career by photographer Yves Carrere. The photograph belongs to Mephisto Jazz, represented worldwide by the Dalle agency. The stamp sheet was designed to evoke the appearance of a 45 rpm single peeking out of a record sleeve above the stamps themselves. On the reverse side, the sheet includes a larger version of the photograph featured on the stamp as well as the logo for the Music Icons series. Art director Ethel Kessler worked on the stamp pane with designer Neal Ashby.

The ceremonies took place at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Available today in sheets of 16, customers may purchase the stamps at www.usps.com/stamps , at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or at Post Offices nationwide.

Postal Service Inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons Stamp Series.  (PRNewsFoto/The Postal Service)

Postal Service Inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons Stamp Series. (PRNewsFoto/The Postal Service)

Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Albany, GA, Ray Charles Robinson was raised in the small town of Greenville, FL, where a local boogie-woogie pianist gave him his first piano lessons. At the age of five, Charles began to go blind. His right eye was surgically removed. He learned to read Braille and was given lessons in classical piano and clarinet. He also taught himself to play saxophone while continuing to listen to a mix of jazz, blues and country music.

After his mother died in 1945, Charles left school and went to work in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa as a professional musician. In 1948, he went to Seattle, WA, and formed a group known as the McSon Trio. Charles signed with Atlantic Records in 1952, where he had his first national hit, “I’ve Got a Woman,” in 1955. Charles assembled his own band, touring along with his quartet of backup vocalists, the Cookies, later known as the “Raeletts.” In 1959, Charles scored a major hit on both the rhythm and blues and pop charts with “What’d I Say?” Continue reading

The Museum of Modern Art presents Designing Modern Women, 1890–1990

October 05, 2013–October 01, 2014

Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990: Gae Aulenti (Italian, 1930–2012). Table with Wheels (model 2652). 1980. Glass, metal and rubber, h. 11 1/4 x w. 27 1/2 x l. 54 5/8″ (h. 28.6 x w. 69.9 x l. 138.7 cm). Mfr.: Fontana Arte, Italy. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Donn Golden. © 2013 Sergio Asti

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990: Gae Aulenti (Italian, 1930–2012). Table with Wheels (model 2652). 1980. Glass, metal and rubber, h. 11 1/4 x w. 27 1/2 x l. 54 5/8″ (h. 28.6 x w. 69.9 x l. 138.7 cm). Mfr.: Fontana Arte, Italy. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Donn Golden. © 2013 Sergio Asti

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women—as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers and educators. This installation, Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ engagement in the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to April Greiman’s 1980s computer-generated graphics, at the vanguard of early digital design. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unité d’Habitation housing project, furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean, and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era.

Karin Schou Andersen (Danish, born 1953). Flatware. 1979. ABS polymer and stainless steel, fork: 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 5/8″ (18.1 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm), spoon: 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4″ (18.4 x 4.5 x 1.9 cm), knife: 5 1/4 x 4 x 5/8″ (13.3 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm). Mfr.: Amefa Alpeldoornse, Apeldoorne, The Netherlands. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer

Karin Schou Andersen (Danish, born 1953). Flatware. 1979. ABS polymer and stainless steel, fork: 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 5/8″ (18.1 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm), spoon: 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4″ (18.4 x 4.5 x 1.9 cm), knife: 5 1/4 x 4 x 5/8″ (13.3 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm). Mfr.: Amefa Alpeldoornse, Apeldoorne, The Netherlands. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer

Libuše Niklová (Czech, 1934–1981). Buffalo, Elephant and Giraffe. Original c. 1970, reproduced 2011. Plastic, dimensions variable, Giraffe height is 39 3/8″ (100 cm). Mfr.: Fatra, Napajedla, Czechoslovakia.  The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Century of the Child Exhibition Fund

Libuše Niklová (Czech, 1934–1981). Buffalo, Elephant and Giraffe. Original c. 1970, reproduced 2011. Plastic, dimensions variable, Giraffe height is 39 3/8″ (100 cm). Mfr.: Fatra, Napajedla, Czechoslovakia. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Century of the Child Exhibition Fund

Magda Mautner von Markhof (Austrian, 1881-1944). Kalenderbilderbuch (Calendar Picture Book). 1905. Woodcut, 4 x 9 1/4 x 1/2″ (10.2 x 23.5 x 1.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder

Magda Mautner von Markhof (Austrian, 1881-1944). Kalenderbilderbuch (Calendar Picture Book). 1905. Woodcut, 4 x 9 1/4 x 1/2″ (10.2 x 23.5 x 1.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder

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British Airways Debuts Its First Airbus A380 Aircraft on the “Red Carpet Route” Between Los Angeles and London

PARTNERS WITH VARIETY MAGAZINE IN TRIBUTE TO EMERGING BRITISH ENTERTAINMENT TALENT

British Airways is premiering its ‘Red Carpet Route’ between Los Angeles and London today, the inaugural flight for the airline’s first Airbus A380. Los Angeles is the first of the airline’s more than 150 destinations to receive the superjumbo, offering a premium experience to customers who want to travel in style to the U.K. and beyond.

British Airways premieres its 'Red Carpet Route' between Los Angeles and London on the airline's first Airbus A380.  (PRNewsFoto/British Airways)

British Airways premieres its ‘Red Carpet Route’ between Los Angeles and London on the airline’s first Airbus A380. (PRNewsFoto/British Airways)

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport and flies to more than 70 different countries. In 2012 the airline carried more than 37 million customers. The airline currently has a fleet of more than 270 aircraft. New aircraft purchases are part of British Airways £5bn investment in products and services to benefit customers. The airline has ordered 12 A380s and 24 Boeing 787s.

We currently fly three flights a day from LA to London and are proud to be strengthening our connection between these two entertainment capitals with the largest and most luxurious aircraft in our fleet,” said Sean Doyle, EVP Americas for British Airways.

Celebrating the connection between two entertainment capitals of the world, British Airways has partnered with Variety magazine to present “10 Brits to Watch“. The best emerging U.K. talent in Hollywood will be recognized at a red carpet event on September 25. Continue reading

Baume & Mercier Introduces Its First Limited Edition Worldtimer Watch Exclusively For Tourneau

Global watch brand, Baume & Mercier, known for its strong heritage of offering classic watches for today’s men and women, is raising the bar yet again.  After the success of its first limited-edition watch at US Tourneau stores in 2012, the brand poises to introduce its first limited-edition Capeland Worldtimer, reference #10135, this October, featuring a stunning blue dial and will have the unique capacity to convey 24 time zones.

Baume & Mercier Limited Edition Capeland Worldtimer Exclusively for Tourneau (#10135) will retail for $8,300. This special timepiece will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in October 2013. It will be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

Baume & Mercier Limited Edition Capeland Worldtimer Exclusively for Tourneau (#10135) will retail for $8,300. This special timepiece will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in October 2013. It will be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

The Capeland 10135 is a stainless steel, 44 mm automatic timepiece with a 24 time zone indicator. It features a blue dial, arabic nurmerals, “Breguet”-type hands with a sapphire crystal case back. The case back also indicates “Limited Edition 1 out of 100” engraving. Its case is a polished and satin-finished steel with an anti-glare face. It is finished with a premium quality black alligator strap with a pin buckle.

The Capeland Worldtimer #10135 will retail for $8,300 and will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in

Baume & Mercier logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

Baume & Mercier logo. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

October 2013; and should be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces.

This beautiful, emblematic watch was designed for the sophisticated gentleman looking for a handsome, comfortable watch that also keeps him on time while he travels the globe,” stated Rudy Chavez, President, Baume & Mercier North America.

The Capeland collection continues to be one of Baume & Mercier’s most popular; and now this esteemed men’s collection of sport-chic watches is elevated even further with the introduction of this limited production Worldtimer. This distinguished 44mm, steel watch was not only made with the highest level of craftsmanship, but its rich blue dial separates it from others in its category.

In addition to this new Capeland Worldtimer, Baume & Mercier launched two other Capeland Worldtimer watches — steel and red gold — in May 2013. These handsome watches for men ref #10106, #10107 are currently available at select retailers nationwide and online at www.baume-et-mercier.com/en-us.