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ReedPOP Retires BookExpo and The Book Con Publishing Events

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The Press Release:
Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that they will be retiring BookExpo, BookCon, and UnBound, effective immediately.

Earlier this year, ReedPop was forced to make the decision to cancel the in-person BookExpo, BookCon, and UnBound 2020 events, pivoting to BookExpo Online and BookConline bringing the industry together virtually for a global celebration of books. With continued uncertainty surrounding in-person events at this time, the team has concluded that the best way forward is to retire the current iteration of events as they explore new ways to meet the community’s needs through a fusion of in-person and virtual events that will reach larger audiences than they ever could before. The ReedPop team is actively engaging in conversations with publishers, booksellers, and other partners, and with their feedback and ideas they will together agree how to best rebuild the events in the future.

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This Just In: BroadwayCon 2021 To Be A Virtual Experience

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The Press Release:
The show must go… online! For the first time ever, BroadwayCon 2021 will be held online from the comfort and safety of your own living room. Taking place April 17-18, 2021, BroadwayCon 2021 will host two days of panels, programming, meet and greets, and more to once again bring the theatre community together as Broadway endures its longest shutdown yet.

All MainStage programming will stream for free across select BroadwayCon social media platforms. Additionally, fans can upgrade their experience with passes that include virtual swag packs, access to bonus content, exclusive merchandise for pass holders, and more! Passes will go on sale to the public at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Returning attendees of BroadwayCon 2020 will have special pre-sale access beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1 PM ET.
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Presenting The 2021 Grammy Awards Nominations

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Hey there my friends, while I know that you are getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m here to share the recently revealed nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards. As you might have guessed, this awards show has a bevy of categories and this time around I’m even adding the category descriptor which was culled from their own resources. So sit back with a drink and a snack and peruse the nominations. Let’s go.

*** GENERAL FIELD ***

Record Of The Year: Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

BLACK PARADE – Beyoncé; Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
COLORS – Black Pumas; Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer
ROCKSTAR – DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch; SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer
SAY SO – Doja Cat; Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
EVERYTHING I WANTED – Billie Eilish; Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer
DON’T START NOW – Dua Lipa; Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
CIRCLES – Post Malone; Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
SAVAGE – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncél; Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

Album Of The Year: Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.

CHILOMBO – Jhené Aiko; Fisticuffs & Julian-Quán Vi?t Lê, producers; Fisticuffs, Julian-Quán Vi?t Lê, Zeke Mishanec, Christian Plata & Gregg Rominiecki, engineers/mixers; Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Julian-Quán Vi?t Lê, Maclean Robinson & Brian Keith Warfield, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
BLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION) – Black Pumas; Jon Kaplan & Adrian Quesada, producers; Adrian Quesada, Jacob Sciba, Stuart Sikes & Erik Wofford, engineers/mixers; Eric Burton & Adrian Quesada, songwriters; JJ Golden, mastering engineer
EVERYDAY LIFE – Coldplay; Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
DJESSE VOL.3 – Jacob Collier; Jacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers
WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III – HAIM; Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
FUTURE NOSTALGIA – Dua Lipa; Koz, producer; Josh Gudwin & Cameron Gower Poole, engineers/mixers; Clarence Coffee Jr. & Dua Lipa, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
HOLLYWOOD’S BLEEDING – Post Malonel; Louis Bell & Frank Dukes, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
FOLKLORE – Taylor Swift; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
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TheMart Announces The Launch Of The NY Luxury Design Fair

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The Press Release:
theMART is proud to announce the launch of the NY Luxury Design Fair, an innovative and immersive design experience for trade professionals and consumers, September 9–12, 2021. The new show is an exciting evolution of the long-running Architectural Digest Design Show, created by the same producers. Offering a fresh take on a twenty-year tradition, the NY Luxury Design Fair will provide access to the best in home design, combining dynamic emerging talent with the newest introductions and launches from preeminent brands across many categories.

Located on the West Side of Manhattan, adjacent to Hudson Yards, the largest development in U.S. history, the steel-and-glass structure of the I.M. Pei-designed Javits Center will provide the setting for exploration and discovery. The inaugural annual event is set to unite international style with the country’s most exciting and prevailing design movements. From furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories, and textiles, to kitchens, baths, tile, and hardware—the fair will present a curated selection of high-end brands and makers. A 360-degree luxury lifestyle experience, fair attendees will benefit from its co-location with The Armory Show, New York City’s essential art fair and portal into the world’s foremost international galleries.
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Presenting: Full 48th Annual American Music Awards Winners

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to “The Chronicles” where I am serving up another Awards Show rundown. What you have here are the winners of the recently finished American Music Awards that where broadcast from the Microsoft Theatre and hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Though I recorded the program to breeze through with the morning coffee, I didn’t tune in as they aired as I got caught up watching the amazing “Avengers: Infinity War” film. Let’s take a look at the winners now shall we?

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
WINNER – Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Lewis Capaldi
WINNER – Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion
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