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THE BEATLES’ THE WHITE ALBUM: AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the double album The Beatles — commonly referred to as The White Album, because of its cover. And Monmouth University in West Long Branch will host an academic symposium on the album, Nov. 8-11.

Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn will be the keynote speaker, and the symposium will have the theme of “Producing an Enigma for the Ages.”
Information is also available a monmouth.edu/MCA/WhiteAlbum.aspx. Potential subjects suggested on the university’s website include “The Beatles and 1960s History,” “The Beatles and Politics,” “The Beatles and the Music Business,” “The Beatles’ Musical Influences” and “The Beatles’ Musical Legacy.”

Released on Nov. 22, 1968, The Beatles was the band’s longest and most musically eclectic album, ranging from the gentle ballads “Julia” and “I Will” to the wildly experimental “Revolution 9.” Some of its best known songs include “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Blackbird,” “Dear Prudence,” “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” and “Birthday.”

STELLA MCCARTNEY RESPONDS TO RUMORS SHE DESIGNED MEGHAN MARKLE´S WEDDING DRESS

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Since Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November, fans have been waiting with bated breath for who will design her royal wedding dress. There have been a lot of names thrown out—Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Ralph & Russos—but as of this week, it seems like Stella, high-end fashion designer, is the latest front-runner to design the most photographed wedding dress of the decade.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Stella McCartney attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England.

Now, exactly a month before Markle and Harry are set to walk down the aisle, Stella is responding to the rumors, and she isn’t giving an answer either way. In an interview with The Guardian, the designer, who has designed for stars like Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, and Naomi Campbell, played coy when asked if she’s designing Markle’s wedding dress.

Stella landed on the topic of Markle’s wedding dress when The Guardian‘s Jess Cartner-Morley brought up that she read an article that morning that said that McCartney was the royal wedding dress designer.
“I read this morning that you are designing the royal wedding dress,” Cartner-Morley said.
“Oh, you did, did you? You’re hilarious. How many designers have you said that to today?” McCartney responded.
The Guardian writer then pointed out that Stella didn’t confirm nor deny the rumor, to which McCartney responded by continuing to play coy. “Well, you didn’t actually ask a question,” Stella said.

source:stylecaster

 

RINGO ALSO RELEASES “GIVE MORE LOVE,” HIS NEW VIDEO FEATURING FANS’ MESSAGES OF PEACE & LOVE

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This event will be in Nice, France and returns to Hard Rock Cafe where it started in Chicago, 10 years to the day from the first celebration held there on July 7, 2008.

On July 7, 2008, RINGO STARR joined fans, friends and family on the streets in front of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to celebrate his birthday with a simple call to action: Inviting everyone everywhere to say, post #peaceandlove or even think “Peace & Love” at noon, their local time. Ten years later, Ringo’s dream of generating a wave of Peace & Love that spans the planet on July 7 starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii continues to unfold.  Last year saw fans in over 23 countries join the movement – from New Zealand to Antarctica, Latin America to Asia, Hawaii and more.

Today the recently knighted Sir Ringo Starr announced that this year he will return to Hard Rock Cafe, celebrating his birthday and joining fans in Nice France, where Ringo will be while on tour with his All Starr Band (tour dates below). In keeping with the international support the event has seen, Hard Rock Cafe will play a video message from Ringo in restaurants around the world just before Noon, inviting patrons and fans to join Ringo and generate “Peace & Love” (details for which will be listed on Ringo’s Facebook page under “Events” – and listed below – for fans around the world who want to gather).

In addition to Hard Rock, this year’s event is being sponsored by The David Lynch Foundation, which promotes world peace every day by teaching meditation to at risk people all over the planet. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, then Peace & Love. I was blown away last year with how far this idea keeps spreading – we started in New Zealand, had people sending Peace & Love from Antarctica, Japan, Costa Rica, India, Russia, Brazil, Europe, London, Liverpool and Hawaii. It was so far out. So here we are 10 years later and it keeps growing. I want to thank Capitol who have hosted us the last 4 years, Hard Rock, the David Lynch Foundation and everyone for continuing to help spread Peace & Love, Ringo.”

In a fitting tribute to the Peace & Love movement, today Ringo is also releasing his video for “Give More Love” (the title song from his most recent, 2017 release, GIVE MORE LOVE, via UMe). Directed by Brent Carpenter, the video includes photos from fans depicting peace, love and kindness, selected from those submitted in a GIVE MORE LOVE contest.

LINK TO VIDEO: https://UMe.lnk.to/GiveMoreLoveVideoPR

A reminder to all who would like to participate, you don’t have to go anywhere, or say anything, you can just think “Peace & Love,” anywhere you are, at work for example, or otherwise busy, and know you are still contributing Peace & Love to the moment.

For those wanting to gather together, locations of all participating Hard Rock Cafes will be announced soon, check Ringo’s Facebook Event page for updates and details.

HISTORY OF RINGO’S ANNUAL JULY 7th PEACE & LOVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:

2008 – Chicago, IL Hard Rock Cafe

2009 –Online campaign including in store salutes at Noon at all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide

2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square

2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Cafe

2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Cafe

2013 – Online celebration including a video message from Ringo

2014 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2015 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2016 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2017 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower


STELLA MCCARTNEY: “ONLY 1% OF CLOTHING IS RECYCLED. WHAT ARE WE DOING?”

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Stella McCartney is a designer, a businesswoman and an environmental activist, but of the three, she says, fashion will always come first. “It has to, you see. Because the only way for me to start the conversation I want to start is by making a product that you want to buy and that you are going to spend your hard-earned money on. If the product is rubbish, then there is no conversation to be had. If I don’t have a successful business, then I’m an environmentalist who happens to be Paul McCartney’s daughter, and that is a conversation which lasts about three seconds. No one is going to come back for more of that chat.”

Last month, McCartney became one of the most powerful independent voices in fashion. She bought out the 50% share of her company that had been owned by the luxury giant Kering to become sole owner, a move she describes as “a crucial patrimonial decision”. An estimate by a Citigroup analyst put the label’s sales at around €260m (£226m) last year, a figure that, when combined with a lucrative Adidas partnership, makes Stella McCartney a significant brand, but still a minnow compared with Kering’s flagship names, Gucci and Saint Laurent. Instead of being a minor Kering label, Stella McCartney is now a proud indie. When you consider that, for a new generation of millennial consumers, the Beatles are receding from pop culture into the history books, the move means that Stella, at 46, has assumed control not only over the destiny of her brand, but over what the name McCartney stands for in the 21st century. “Owning my name changes my mindset,” she says. “It’s about legacy. My grandfather [Lee Eastman]’s motto was ‘staying power’, and I’ve always been about the long-term.”

 

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JOHN’S MBE REJECTION LETTER IS UP FOR AUCTION IN NEW YORK

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John Lennon’s MBE rejection letter to Queen Elizabeth II is on the auction block for an upcoming The Beatles memorabilia sale in New York. It has been valued at around $86,000.

The letter, explaining the singer’s reasons for returning his royal medal, was discovered tucked away inside the sleeve of a record that was part of a collection picked up for just $14 two decades ago.
Julien’s Auctions’ upcoming Beatles and Rock ‘n’ Roll Discovery Day event at the Hard Rock Cafe will feature a treasure trove of Fab Four fare, with over 81,000 iconic pieces up for grabs. Highlights also include a collection of 26 negatives containing rare and never-before-seen photographs of John Lennon, taken in February, 1970.
Julien’s Auctions directors will be hoping for a landmark day after breaking world records with the sale of Beatles’ memorabilia, including Lennon’s acoustic guitar, Ringo Starr’s Ludwig drum kit and The Beatles’ “White Album” which is owned by Starr.
The Discovery Day auction will take place on May 17.

source:aceshowbiz