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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.

60th New York Film Festival Main Slate Announced

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The Press Release:
Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) announces the 32 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 60th New York Film Festival (NYFF), taking place September 30–October 16 at Lincoln Center and in venues across the city.

Festival Passes are now on sale, with discounts through Friday, August 12. NYFF60 single tickets will go on sale to the General Public on September 19, with pre-sale access for FLC Members and Pass holders prior to this date. Save 20% on FLC Memberships through August 16.

“If there is one takeaway from this year’s Main Slate, it is cinema’s limitless capacity for renewal,” said Dennis Lim, artistic director, New York Film Festival. “Collectively, the films in the program suggest that this renewal takes many forms: breathtaking debuts, veterans pulling off new tricks, filmmakers of all stripes seeking new and surprising forms of expression and representation. We love the range and eclecticism of this group of films and are excited to share it with audiences.”
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The Toy Authority Presents The Peoples Play Awards: America’s Wishlist

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The Press Release:
Roll out the red carpet, clear off the shelves in the playroom, alert Santa, The Toy Authority, a leader in toy entertainment on TikTok, powered by TTPM, the leader in the video product reviews for toys, baby and pet gear, is launching the newest toy award program: The People’s Play Awards: America’s Wishlist.

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Just in time for the 2022 Holiday Season, the People’s Play Awards will bring together top names in the toy industry – from retailers to media to analysts – to choose the finalists in over 15 categories. While the finalists are chosen by toy experts with 100+ years covering toys, the winners are chosen by the most important audience: consumers, toy fans, and influencers, giving parents and gift givers a no-fail holiday shopping list.
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MTV Reveals Nominations For 2022 “Video Music Awards” (VMAs)

The Press Release:
MTV today unveiled the highly-anticipated nominations for the 2022 “VMAs,” featuring artists whose cultural impact and work over the past year have transformed the music industry and created global conversations. Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7 each) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Doja Cat and Harry Styles (6 each), and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5 each).

Leading the pack with 7 nods apiece, Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X both earned multiple nominations for hit collaboration “INDUSTRY BABY,” which world premiered live on the 2021 “VMAs” stage, alongside Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for the first time since 2018. Madonna, who reigns at the most awarded artists in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to be nominated in each of the “VMAs” five decades (1980s-2020s), as she earns her 69th nomination for “MADAME X.” This year also sees 26 first-time nominees, including Baby Keem (4), MTV PUSH artist GAYLE (2), Kacey Musgraves (2) and Måneskin (2), all receiving multiple nods, plus first nominations for Anitta, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Karol G, ITZY, JID, Muni Long, Tems, Wet Leg and more.
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NY NOW Owner Acquires Bulletin

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The Press Release:
Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE; EEX), the owner and organizer of NY NOW®, the wholesale market for retail where brands, buyers, and designers gather to connect and discover, today announced the acquisition of Bulletin Inc, a wholesale marketplace connecting over 3,000 independent brands with over 26,000+ retailers.

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All Bulletin employees will join Emerald as part of the acquisition, including co-founders Alana Branston and Ali Kriegsman. The co-founders will remain committed to and lead the future growth and success of both Bulletin and NY NOW, with Branston moving into an expanded role of Group Vice President, Gift & Home and Kriegsman moving into the role of Vice President, Strategy, Gift & Home.
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The New York Coffee Festival Announces Triumphant Return

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The Press Releases:
The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, is celebrating its return to the City That Never Sleeps for the first time since 2019. The event will be taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 7th-9th, bringing together the best that New York has to offer in coffee, food, cocktails, live music, art, and more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com

Coffee beginners and aficionados alike can look forward to unlimited tastings and presentations from over 100 of the most exciting and innovative exhibitors in coffee, tea & more, including: Slayer Espresso Machines, Nguyen Coffee Roasters, Raaka Chocolate, Parlor Coffee, Oatly, Blank Street, Bodum, Rishi Tea, and so many more. The three-day festival will also feature The Lab program with an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, The Coffee Music Project featuring the best acts from NYC and beyond, and The Coffee Art Project showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging and established artists. Other highlights include:
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