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Live Nation Activates Concert Venues as Polling Places

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The Press Release:
Live Nation today announced several initiatives to encourage civic engagement and support access to voting in the 2020 elections. These initiatives include using Live Nation-owned concert venues as polling places, providing employees with paid time off to vote, incentivizing employees to serve as poll workers, and partnering with organizations on voter access and educational efforts.

“Core to what we do at Live Nation is helping amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting voting is another important way we want to continue making voices heard,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation. “We’re honored to work with such incredible partners and will do everything in our power to support and empower voter engagement among our employees and the public.”
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This Just In: NY NOW Is Going Digital This Fall

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The Press Release:
It’s happening! The NY NOW® Digital Market launches on October 3, 2020. For five days, our exceptional breadth and depth of retailers, brands, and makers will come together to experience live events, make meaningful connections, engage in reactivations, initiate collaborations, get an early start on next year’s planning and maybe even a little bit of last-minute Q4 buying. We’ve taken the time to select a smart platform that will provide you with an exceptional journey powered by AI to ensure you’ll never miss the products and brands your customers will love to buy – and they’ll remember they found it with you!

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Presenting The Winners Of The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

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It was only a few minutes ago that the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards completed their annual awards broadcast. This year’s show was originally supposed to take place at the Barclays Center but resultant of the still quite problematic Coronavirus, was instead held at assorted locations across the city. Many segments were filmed earlier to make the production a bit easier to tie together and it was hosted by Keke Palmer. I breezed through the broadcast after programming the DVR since its mostly music I am not listening to as I’m more a Heavy Metal and Hard Rock enthusiast. Those two genres were not represented at all. Here are the winners of this years VMA’s.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Billie Eilish — “everything i wanted”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD — “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake — “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift — “The Man”
WINNER – The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DaBaby
Justin Bieber
WINNER – Lady Gaga
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd
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The DC Fandome Is Happening Today!!!

As previously discussed over on the PiercingMetal website, the DC Fandome is here and will take place for several hours on a computer or mobile device near you. Some of the highlights that were shared on that dotcom can be perused by clicking HERE. Be sure to check that out for some insight.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Since I hit the nail on the head in my closing announcement on PiercingMetal.com, I am just going to repeat my words which said “Straight up I will say that there is a lot of things that I am expecting to see revealed during the DC Fandome and I think that I am most interested in the upcoming movie and television series trailers. There has to be a new “Wonder Woman 1984” clip at this point and could we hope that something from the late 2021 “The Batman” film as well? I am hoping for a clip from “Superman and Lois” and maybe a tease of some other series that are being planned out. I imagine we shall see more about “Stargirl” and the other shows that lived on the DC Universe streaming service. Some of the more-gossipy sites had reported that massive layoffs took place in the company and what this means for all the things that we enjoy is anyone’s guess. I imagine its “more as the story develops”. For now I am just going to see what is offered up and hope that you are as well. I’ve been assigned some work today, so my time is sporadic in terms of my full devotion to this happening. Considering that both New York Comic Con and Anime NYC convention were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I see more events like this one coming to pass. Closing up I guess it’s safe to say that there will be a heavy supply of content hitting our Pop Culture features. Chime in down below with your thoughts about this whole thing and I will see you next time.”

Official Websites:
DC Fandome: http://www.dcfandome.com
DC Comics: http://www.dccomics.com
Warner Brothers Pictures: http://www.warnerbrothers.com

The U.S. Census Enumerators Are In Motion & Counting On You

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Hey there my friends, so as you’ve probably already seen on the news and heard on the radio, the U.S. Census is doing their once in a decade count of every household in the country and I’ve signed up to be one of the Enumerators to help the process along. If you don’t actually now what the Census is for some reason, you can click on the link that is at the close of this little narrative and make sure that you and the members of your household are included. At the end of the day this helps out your own municipality so the numbers in Bay Ridge end up helping Bay Ridge in terms of support and services and finances to get what we need to do done.

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