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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.

2019 Emmy Awards Full Winners List

It was only about an hour or so ago that the 71st Annual Emmy Awards were given out and while I had wanted to do more of a live tweet and updating to be different, I forgot that I had the Stone Temple Pilots concert to cover in Coney Island for my PiercingMetal website. Once it was over I bolted home to cobble together a plain old conventional website post with the rundown of the winners. It will have to do so let’s take a look at who brought home the trophies. The show had no “official” host and had a side commentary by comedian Thomas Lennon and I was split 50/50 on this. I found some of the snarky comments made me laugh but also many left me saying “this isn’t working”. Here now are the winners.

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Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
WINNER: Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Barry
WINNER: Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep
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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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On Shelves: Barbie “David Bowie” Doll

I must apologize for getting to this past its release date but as the saying goes “better late than never” and especially considering just how awesome this particular collectible is. Yes my friends, there is a Barbie David Bowie fashion doll to add to your collectible shelf. In my humble opinion this is the perfect companion to the recently discussed Barbie x X-Men (seen HERE) and Barbie x Star Wars (seen HERE). Take a look down below for additional details on this must have item.

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The Scoop:
Barbie is honoring David Bowie’s legacy of fearless reinvention with a collectible Barbie as Bowie doll, dressed as one of Bowie’s most influential and beloved alter egos, the extraterrestrial androgynous glam rock icon, Ziggy Stardust. The doll will be styled in full early ‘70s Ziggy regalia, including a metallic ‘space suit’ with red and blue stripes, flared shoulders and cherry-red platform boots. The dramatic look is complete with Ziggy’s astral sphere forehead icon — and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s fiery-red locks. With a shared passion for innovation, Barbie and David Bowie’s mutual impact on contemporary culture make the David Bowie x Barbie the ultimate collectors item for fans of either or both.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Now while I am not one prone to collecting these types of dolls despite my snagging the occasional superhero action figure every now and again, I have to say that this is absolutely awesome. I grew up loving the music of David Bowie and it remains special in the years past his leaving this plane. Combining his iconic look from the Ziggy era with the world’s most famous doll was a terrific idea and only opens up the playing field to additional eras. Perhaps we will find a “Fashion” or “Young Americans” era being represented in the future. It’s priced to purchase as you can see down via the Amazon.com link down below. This might be more for the collector’s shelf than to open up the box and play with but its your money so do as you wish. What do you think of this item? Chime in down below and let me know what you think.

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Official Website: http://www.mattel.com
Official Website: http://www.barbie.com
Official Website: http://www.davidbowie.com

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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