Lambeau Field

Green Bay Wisconsin's Lambeau Field mural is the perfect spot for a Packers fan selfie
Green Bay Wisconsin's Lambeau Field mural is the perfect spot for a Packers fan selfie
Green Bay Wisconsin's Lambeau Field mural is the perfect spot for a Packers fan selfie

Green Bay Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field mural is the perfect spot for a Packers fan selfie. Do you bleed green and gold? Here is your opportunity to show the ultimate fanatic spirit for your favorite team. Snap several to capture the best memories. Practice makes perfect. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this photography say to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

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WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

Dre Island Delivers Refreshing Debut Reggae Album, Now I Rise

Dre Island delivers refreshing debut reggae album, Now I Rise Photo Courtesy With Love PR
Dre Island delivers refreshing debut reggae album, Now I Rise Photo Courtesy With Love PR
Dre Island delivers refreshing debut reggae album, Now I Rise Photo Courtesy With Love PR

Dre Island delivers refreshing debut reggae album, Now I Rise. Dre Island is one of Jamaica’s most powerful messengers. The multi-faceted artist – who sings, songwrites, produces and plays piano – will release his debut album Now I Rise on May 29th, 2020 through a joint-venture partnership with DubShot Records and Kingston Hills Entertainment. The 13-track release will feature the hit single “We Pray” feat Popcaan, “My City” and the recently released “Be Okay” feat Jesse Royal, as well as 9 previously unreleased songs. Other collaborations on the album include “Days of Stone” feat Chronixx and “Run to Me” feat Alandon. Today, along with the pre-order of the album, he unveils the last song on the album “Still Remain” accompanied by a brand new video directed by Fernando Hevetia.

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For the past five years, his stone-chiseled voice has reflected universal themes of struggle and triumph on introspective anthems making him a revered collaborator of his peers in the reggae community (from Popcaan, Chronixx and Agent Sasco) and internationally. He turned heads outside of the reggae sphere in 2016, when he teamed up with UK sensation Jorja Smith on the Cadenza-produced track “People,” which was voted Hottest Record In the World by BBC’s Radio 1 host Annie Mac.

As fans earned a taste of Dre Island’s versatility during his rapid climb, the arrival of his opus Now I Rise is an embodiment of the core values of reggae music (roots, reality, and culture) mixed with R&B sensibilities and seamless melodic flows akin to hip-hop, gospel and blues. Taking on the title as the Voice of the Ghetto on his album standouts such as “Never Run Dry,” “My City,” and “Be Okay,” Dre Island wails through the emotions of the less-fortunate, while also taking aim at greed and corruption in all nations. He continues to delve deeper with more intimate love songs including on “Four Seasons,” “Calling” and “Favorite Girl.”

Now I Rise is largely self-produced, but includes an impressive list of reggae and dancehall hitmakers like: Jam2, Anju Blaxx, Teetimus, Winta James, Dretegs Music and Barkley Productions.

“This album speaks of arising, growth, new beginnings and emerging from the ashes. At this time, these are all the things we need based on what is happening right now. The truth is, since 2015 I have been advertising that the album is coming. It has been five years and the time is right. As an artist and person Dre Island move different. I embrace Rasta and this way of life, but I am not part of any group like Boboshanti or Twelve Tribes. Everything I do is inspired by the father. I am moved to drop this album at this time because I am divinely inspired to do so. When you look at a song like “We Pray” I can take no credit for a song like that. Yes I wrote the lyrics and built the rhythm and I voice the track, but it’s a prayer, not just a song so how a man fi tek credit for something that come from above,” Dre Island states.

A schedule of live stream performances will be announced and promoted in the coming weeks as the release date approaches. The first partnership leading up to the release will be with Pepsi Jamaica, and features an original song written and composed by Dre Island that will be promoted on social media with the tag #PepsiTanAYuhYard. The team chosen by Dre to market and distribute the album is Kingston Hills Entertainment, a partnership between Kingston, Jamaica based The Solid Agency and New York, USA based DubShot Records. Previous releases include Wayne Marshall’s “Glory to God” and Tessanne Chin’s “Somebody Loves You.”

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Teyana Taylor

Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E Photo Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E Photo Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E Photo Courtesy of Def Jam Records

3 things you didn’t know about Teyana Taylor. Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E., one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June 2018, K.T.S.E. (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” another K.T.S.E. track) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was also directed by Teyana. 

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K.T.S.E. spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated for “Best Dance Performance” at the recent 32nd annual BET Soul Train Awards. The third single from K.T.S.E. was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.” After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.

Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native  – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.  “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
 

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THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D.
Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson
Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set
off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified
Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley
with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

Hip-hop audiences embraced the “ Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s
Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana
herself.
 
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP
(Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Performance”
at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17.
The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.”  After slaying the
audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when
Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it
all full circle.
 
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee’ – was again at
the helm of the clip for her recent single, “ How You Want It? (HYWI?) ” featuring King
Combs, released in August. 

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About TEYANA TAYLOR:
Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.

“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.

Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.

After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.

Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”

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Seattle Space Needle

The Seattle Space Needle is a work of architectural art Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Seattle Space Needle is a work of architectural art  Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The Seattle Space Needle is a work of architectural art Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The Seattle Space Needle is a work of architectural art . I found myself looking up while strolling in Seattle, Washington. What do you think of this angle of photography? Practice makes perfect. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this photography say to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

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WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Stylevana

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

How To Get a $10,000 Stimulus for Gay Filmmakers

Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.
Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.
Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.

Here is how to get a $10,000 stimulus for a gay filmmaker. First, are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get your project seen. Well here is your chance. Dekkoo wants to see your creativity. In this time of global hardship, Dekkoo is committed to giving back and inspiring creativity.  To help creators, Dekkoo is launching a one-week short film challenge. Creators could win a cut of $10,000.00 in prizes!


The pandemic has put a spotlight on our relationships with others and ourselves.  What do relationships in the time of quarantine look like?  How do they function?  Therefore the theme of the competition is Love and Distance.  Possibilities:  Dating from a distance.  Home alone and loving it.  Dealing with romance and heartbreak while social distancing. Far-away flirting.

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Shoot and submit a 5-minute maximum length short film telling a queer story that deals with love and distance. It can be funny, sad, romantic, sexy – anything.

PRIZES
The Dekkoo Jury Award

  • One film will be selected.  The winning film will be decided by the Dekkoo staff based on artistic merit.  The winner will receive a cash award of $2,500.00 and the opportunity to direct a Dekkoo-original short film with a production budget of $5,000.00.

Audience Favorites 

  • Four films will be selected.  The four films that receive the most comments on that films page on Dekkoo.com will win $1,000.00 each!  Filmmakers are encouraged to ask fans to comment often!

Voting will be tallied through May 18th. Winners will be announced May 20th.

Guidelines:

  • All films should be 1920×1080 or higher, H.264, preferably no vertical video.  All submissions uploaded to Dropbox should be clearly labeled with the film title and director (ex: Avengers_Whedon.mp4)
  • All languages are welcome, but non-English submissions must have English subtitles.
  • Submissions must be no more than 5-minutes in length and submitted via Dekkoo’s Dropbox Folder or a password-protected URL between Monday, May 4 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.  All submissions are due no later than Sunday, May 10 at 11:59pm Eastern.
  • It is FREE to submit your film. There is no entrance fee!  
  • As an added bonus, all filmmakers who submit a film to the challenge (as long as it is accepted by Dekkoo) will receive a free 6-month Dekkoo-subscription.
Dekkoo is launching a one-week short film challenge. Creators could win a cut of $10,000.00 in prizes!

About Dekkoo

Dekkoo (pronounced “DECK-koo”) is the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, providing the largest streaming collection of gay-centric entertainment available.  Dekkoo is available internationally via iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, AppleTV, Xfinity X1 and Roku.  In the U.S. and U.K., Dekkoo is also available via Prime Channels.  Dekkoo original series include “The Third”, “Feral” and “I’m Fine.”

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Muhammad Mural

The love for Muhammad Ali is visible Mobile, Alabama Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The love for Muhammad Ali is visible Mobile, Alabama Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The love for Muhammad Ali is visible Mobile, Alabama Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The love for Muhammad Ali is clearly visible in this Mobile, Alabama mural. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this mural communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

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WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

You Look Beautiful | Wall Mural

You Look Beautiful Mural Columbus, Ohio Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
You Look Beautiful Mural Columbus, Ohio Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
You Look Beautiful Mural Columbus, Ohio Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

A Columbus mural with a powerful message & reminder that YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this mural photography communicate to you? 

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

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WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

Cushnie

Colorado’s Tigerwine Releases New Album “Nothing Is For You”

Colorado's Tigerwine Releases New Album "Nothing Is For You" Photo Courtesy Big Picture Media
Colorado's Tigerwine Releases New Album "Nothing Is For You" Photo Courtesy Big Picture Media
Colorado’s Tigerwine Releases New Album “Nothing Is For You” Photo Courtesy Big Picture Media

Colorado based post hardcore outfit Tigerwine has released their new full-length album, Nothing Is For You today via Tooth & Nail. Fans can check out the new record here: https://tigerwine.ffm.to/nothing 

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New album Nothing Is For You is their most intentioned. It’s an examination of culture’s ability to synthesize individualism and veil its agenda. The process was meticulous, a departure from the impulsivity of their previous pursuits. That’s Tigerwine’s specialty: reinvention. Their appreciation for change not only scratches the itch to try something new, it expands their sound and bends their genre.

The result is music for the metalhead and the indie rocker alike, something you’ll learn you expect from them. “The record examines synthetic individualism and cultural pressures of ‘becoming'” the band shares. “We hope this record adds beauty to these peculiar times that can seem both monotonous and mundane.”In 2012, Tigerwine began crafting their sound and by 2015 they perfected it, earning them a record deal and the opportunity to release their first EP, Lull. The next few years were fruitful and furious, with whirlwind tours and a whirlwind full-length release, Die With Your Tongue Out. Two years later they signed with their current label, Tooth & Nail Records, and began writing their sophomore release, Nothing Is For You.

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Valley Girl’s WE GOT THE BEAT is back!

Valley Girl's WE GOT THE BEAT is back! Photo Courtesy of Interscope Records
Valley Girl's WE GOT THE BEAT is back!  Photo Courtesy of Interscope Records
Valley Girl’s WE GOT THE BEAT is back! Photo Courtesy of Interscope Records

Valley Girl’s WE GOT THE BEAT is back! Today marks the premiere of the irresistible first single from the forthcoming soundtrack to Valley Girl, a musical adaptation of the classic 1983 film. Released via Interscope Records“We Got The Beat (from the Motion Picture Valley Girl)” by Valley Girl Cast is available now through all digital music retailers and streaming services.

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Stream or download “We Got the Beat” HERE, and watch the video HERE featuring dance numbers by choreographer Mandy Moore (LA LA LAND, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, STARGIRL). Interscope will release the soundtrack to Valley Girl on May 8. The soundtrack is produced by musical legend Harvey Mason, Jr., who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin along with producing soundtracks for such hit films as DREAMGIRLS, PITCH PERFECT and STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. 

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A note-perfect remake of the Go-Go’s iconic smash single, “We Got The Beat” features the show-stopping vocals of Valley Girl stars Jessica Rothe, Ashleigh Murray, Chloe Bennet and Jessie Ennis. With its carefree energy and unstoppably giddy mood, the track fully captures the spirit of the film. VALLEY GIRL will be available in Select Drive-Ins and on Digital on May 8, 2020!

Watch the video for “We Got The Beat” HERE: