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Foot Locker Debuts New Spot Featuring Damian Lillard And Tracy McGrady

By Savoy Staff     December 17th, 2014

Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, continues to celebrate the holiday season by debuting a new, 30-second commercial starring NBA star Damian Lillard and retired NBA-great Tracy McGrady. Titled “Rookie,” the commercial showcases the brand new adidas Originals ZX Flux shoe, available now at Foot Locker stores nationwide. McGrady, who retired from the NBA after a lengthy [...]

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Netflix Garners Seven Nominations For The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Including Best Television Series Nominations For ‘House Of Cards’ And ‘Orange Is The New Black’

By Savoy Staff     December 17th, 2014

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, received seven nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards between House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Derek. The nominations were announced today in Los Angeles. “We are honored to receive seven Golden Globe nominations today. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and the remarkable storytellers and ensembles that make them [...]

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Equatorial Guinea Donates US$100,000 To Memorial To Victims Of Slavery And Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Savoy Staff     December 16th, 2014

The government of Equatorial Guinea has donated US$100,000 toward the construction of a permanent memorial to honor the victims of slavery and transatlantic slave trade. The memorial will be built on the grounds of the United Nations in New York. Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Equatorial Guinea’s Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism, announced the donation today and said, “President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo [...]

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Afrika Bambaataa, Harry Belafonte’s BeatStreet, SugarHill Records, Disco Fever in 2015 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Inductees Class for TV Show March 2015 NYC

By Savoy Staff     December 15th, 2014

The 2015 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Inductee Class will be lead by Afrika Bambaataa for Lifetime Achievement, Harry Belafonte’s classic Hip Hop Film BeatStreet now celebrating 30 years, Sal Abitello and his Disco Fever venue in the Bronx where many Hip Hop Stars and Legends were made, Sylvia Robinson and SugarHill Records, Bobby Robinson and Enjoy Records, and Harlem’s Mike & Dave [...]

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GLADE PARTNERS WITH MOTOWN ARTIST KEVIN ROSS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF FREE MUSIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

By Savoy Staff     December 15th, 2014

On the heels of last year’s celebrated holiday anthem, “This is My Wish,” Glade has partnered with R&B singer/songwriter Kevin Ross to produce a new version of the Glade inspired original song. Created as a gift to fans, Ross used scent to inspire his take on the track. The Glade 30-second commercial launched Nov. 15 [...]

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Shonda Rhimes Receives The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award Presented By Roberto Coin

By Savoy Staff     December 12th, 2014

Hollywood’s leading ladies were out on Wednesday morning, December 10th to celebrate The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment: Power 100 with a breakfast in Los Angeles, California. This year jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, sponsored the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award which was received by Shonda Rhimes. The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which recognizes a woman in the entertainment industry who is a pioneer [...]

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Wyclef Jean & Carlos Santana Join Bang & Olufsen’s Living Room Tour

By Savoy Staff     December 11th, 2014

In 2013, the first instalment of Bang & Olufsen’s Living Room Tour featured an interview hosted by Zane Lowe and a live performance in London with the honourable Paul McCartney, which was launched via its website to music lovers all over the world. Now the Living Room Tour is back on the road with a new and soulful session. Grammy [...]

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson Joins Hero Ventures to Support The Marvel Experience!

By Savoy Staff     December 7th, 2014

Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, announced today that Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA 2-Time Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson joined the team as an investor and Board Member for The Marvel Experience. He joins an accomplished Board that includes, among others, Michael Cohl, Steve Tisch, Stanley Gold, Jere Harris, Maurice Marciano, Basil [...]

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Snoop Dogg Collaborates With Arriba Horchata

By Savoy Staff     December 6th, 2014

Arriba! Brands and Snoop Dogg announce their business collaboration. Snoop Dogg has invested in Arriba Brands, the maker of Arriba Horchata, Arriba Horchata + Energy, and Arriba Horchata + Coffee – a product portfolio in the hot Horchata beverage segment. Arriba is a dairy based Horchata product made with real dairy and infused with cinnamon,and [...]

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Nelson Mandela Foundation, NorthStar Memorial Group and Skylawn Memorial Park Announce Winner of National Memorial Design Competition Honoring the Late Social Justice Icon, Nelson Mandela

By Savoy Staff     December 5th, 2014

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with NorthStar Memorial Group and Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, today announced the winner of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition. The competition invited U.S. residents to create a permanent memorial in honor of the late social justice leader. The Foundation selected the design submitted by Brian Sell, senior designer and architect [...]

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