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Founder of PiercingMetal.com; a NYC based Music Journalist and blogger. Adventuring into the Metal Scene of the Big Apple nightly.

“The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” Celebrates 12th Anniversary (2010-2022)

Greetings friends and I hope you are having a “Happy Sunday” so far since it’s only just beginning. The weather forecast is for “HOT” but oddly not as sweltering as yesterday was but if you do head out into the outside for any reason maybe bring a bottle of water with you and stick to the shady areas. So with that being said you should know that I don’t do these side posts to give you a weather forecast and I am here instead to share some cool news about this being the 12th Anniversary of “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” Lifestyle Blog. As many of you know it simply as “Piercing Ken” based on its social media profiles. So here we are…still publishing on a pretty regular basis and with a pandemic not quite completely in our rear view mirror as of yet. Mind you its much different than it was during 2021 and 2020 but its still here so please be cautious. Now a little about twelve years, let’s recap a bit.

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The Broadway League Extends Broadway’s Mask Policy To June 30th

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The Press Release:
The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will extend the current mask requirement for audiences through at least June 30, 2022.
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The 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners Are…

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Last night, the winners of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards were announced and while we didn’t watch the broadcast we still cull together the list of the winners for our audience to examine. As is my usual practice, the nominations are left in the rundown so you can see who beat out who for the honor. Let’s take a look.

Top Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Doja Cat
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Giveon
The Kid Laroi
Masked Wolf
Pooh Shiesty
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Specialty Food Association Reveals The Winners Of 50th Annual sofi™ Awards

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The Press Release:
Available only to product-qualified members of the SFA, the sofi Awards were judged at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC), the SFA’s partner for the awards. FIC experts evaluated products using anonymous tastings across 47 categories using criteria that included flavor, appearance, texture, aroma, ingredient quality, and innovation. 102 specialty food products were awarded Gold, and New Product, trophies. Click HERE for a list of winners.

“For 50 years the sofi Awards have been recognizing the best of the best in the specialty food industry,” said Laura Lozada, vice president, Membership for the SFA. “Our members are the foundation of our industry and we are proud to honor their innovation, growth, and creativity.”
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Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards nominations were revealed by Joshua Henry and Adrienne Warren. Henry is most famously known for being the first to play Aaron Burr in “Hamilton” on the US Tour while Ms. Warren is known for being the legendary Tina Turner from “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”. We also fondly remember her from being a part of the company of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Here now are your nominations.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square
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