Month: December 2021

Vinyl Record Sales Are Up 08.2% This Year, But Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Vinyl Sales Reach Record Highs in US, UK After Strong Holiday Showing

Vinyl sales are continuing to grow in both the US and the UK, according to newly released data, with stateside fans having reportedly purchased 2. million vinyl albums during the seven days ending on December 23rd – the highest weekly total since at least 99. This and other interesting stats came to light in just-unveiled …

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Christopher's at the Wrigley Mansion: A French Legend Revisited

Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion: A French Legend Revisited

There was a time French cuisine was the pinnacle of American cooking. But the generations have changed, and now we eat more widely and casually. The idea of French food today has taken on an air, almost like that of classical poetry, medieval history, or black-and-white photography. It feels like it belongs to the past. …

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How Much Do Artists Make Per Stream? Here's the Latest Breakdown

How Much Do Artists Make Per Stream? Here’s the Latest Breakdown

Rapper T-Pain has reignited discussion about the question that so many in the music industry have asked – “How much do artists make per stream?” – with a new social-media post. T-Pain (full name Faheem Rasheed Najm) spurred conversation among artists, music industry professionals, and fans with a recent Instagram post and tweet, which include …

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GenX Men Average Medical Marijuana Patients in Arizona

GenX Men Average Medical Marijuana Patients in Arizona

Men with salt-and-pepper hair may not be the most likely weed billboard model but the chances of them popping some THC-laced gummy bears to keep the chronic pain at bay is likely as the average medical marijuana patient in Arizona. That’s not to say GenZ, Millennials, and Baby Boomers aren’t hitting up dispensaries with a …

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DMX Worked on an Unreleased Gospel Album Back in the Early 2000s

DMX Worked on an Unreleased Gospel Album Back in the Early 2000s

A new profile of late rapper DMX reveals he has an unreleased album from around 2008. Earl Simmons’ struggles with how he grew up on the streets was the influence for much of his hip-hop career. But a new profile from Rolling Stone reveals the troubled rapper was working on a gospel album in the …

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The Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

The Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

This isn’t any ordinary week. By the end of it, we’ll have said goodbye to 2021 and kicked off a brand-new year full of adventures. So finish the year strong and start 2022 off right with fun activities like theater performances, yoga sessions, and even a lightsaber class. And if you’re still looking for something …

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Dior Indefinitely Postpones Travis Scott 'Cactus Jack' Collection

Dior Indefinitely Postpones Travis Scott ‘Cactus Jack’ Collection

In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Dior has opted to “postpone indefinitely” its Cactus Jack collaboration with Travis Scott. Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) just recently reported on the partnership’s pause, which follows Travis Scott’s exit from the Coachella 2022 lineup as well as Nike’s shelving a planned sneaker release with the Texas-born rapper. According …

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Suds and Sweets Come Together at The Sugar Bar in Chandler

Suds and Sweets Come Together at The Sugar Bar in Chandler

Offering an impressive roster of local and noteworthy craft brews, a carefully selected wine list, and a slew of sugary confections that pair perfectly with both, Chandler’s newest taproom, The Sugar Bar, might be Arizona’s version of Willy Wonka’s factory. Owners Zabdi and Kyle Hess are self-professed craft beer fanatics who conceived the idea for …

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FCC Approves GMEI's Acquisition of Up to 4.99% of iHeartMedia Equity

FCC Approves GMEI’s Acquisition of Up to 4.99% of iHeartMedia Equity

Back in March, it came to light that Global Media & Entertainment Investments (GMEI) planned to increase its stake in iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) to a maximum of 49.99 percent – an intention that elicited pushback. Now, Global has officially received FCC approval to buy as much as 4.99 percent of the iHeartRadio owner’s equity. The …

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