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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

Reed Exhibitions Announce Changes To Book Expo 2020

Every now and again we need to be “newsy” here at “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken and as a regular attendee of the Book Expo and The Book Con, I just knew that I had to share the recently received broadcast that pertains to the Expo side of the fence. Read on.

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The Press Release:

Dear Valued Customer,
It is no secret that our industry has experienced radical change over the last 20, 30, 40 years. This surely can also be said about BookExpo, as tradeshows reflect the evolution, fluctuations and business trends of the industry they serve.

As our world changes, so must our way of gathering to learn, share ideas and connect buyers and sellers. In that vein, the BookExpo team has been in a phase of exploration to determine the right ingredients to deliver the perfect sauce. Forgive the culinary analogy, my sports lingo is crude at best unless we’re talking about women’s soccer.

We want to sincerely thank our customers and partners for all of their support and feedback while we continue the journey to shape the event together. As organizers, we deeply value these close relationships and partnerships; they are critical as we test formats, concepts and strategies. We know that not everything will work the way we hope. We know that each segment of the industry has unique needs that sometimes clash. Ultimately, with your commitment and open, engaged feedback we believe we will land on the right environment and format for you to accomplish your business goals.
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Sony Pictures: “Bad Boys For Life” Official Trailer

It’s almost hard to believe that its been 16 years since the last installment of the “Bad Boys” franchise of films, but it has and in the early weeks of 2020 – Detectives Lowrey and Burnett are reunited in the final chapter of their story. Let’s take a look at the first trailer that was released just a short time ago for this Sony Pictures feature.

Premise: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowrey is in a midlife crisis. Both of them unite again when a Romanian mob boss, whose brother they defeated, promises them an important bonus in revenge just as the duo are about to retire officially.
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VP Records To Sponsor First-Ever “Angela Yee Day” @ Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn

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The Press Release:
VP Records is proud to be a sponsor at the 1st Annual Angela Yee Day, this Wednesday August 28th from 3-8pm at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club is offering a FREE fun filled day for all ages with live performances provided by VP Records.

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In lieu of West Indian Carnival week in New York, the event will include a line up of artists featured on Reggae Gold 2019 including Reggae star Christopher Martin, Rising reggae singer Naomi Cowan, Dancehall vixen Dovey Magnum who’s “Juju” is a focus track off the compilation and dancehall artist Noah Powa. Hit rapper Flipp Dinero will also perform his popular hits.
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Here’s The 2019 MTV VMA Winners

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Hello again my friends, it wasn’t long ago that I lined out the nominations for the 2019 MTV VMA’s and this year’s awards were just handed out in full during a fully loaded entertainment spectacle at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. While we didn’t watch the broadcast ourselves we are happy to share the winners circle with all of our readers who enjoy this group of artists. The show was hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco. Let’s go.

Video of the Year:
21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Ariana Grande: thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
WINNER – Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the Year:
Cardi B
Billie Eilish
WINNER – Ariana Grande
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes
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Barbie & Star Wars United For “Star Wars: A New Hope” Homage Fashion Dolls

Fashion Doll collectors of the world are going to go crazy at these latest offerings from Mattel with their “Star Wars x Barbie” high end fashion dolls. You might remember our recent post about their “X-Men x Barbie” fashion dolls (seen HERE in case you missed it) and these are another perfect compliment to one’s collection of such things. Let’s take a look shall we?

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The Press Notes:
Barbie is teaming up with Star Wars on a new collaboration paying homage to Star Wars: A New Hope, by putting a high-fashion twist on iconic characters

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