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NEW MUSIC: JAGGED EDGE – ‘HOPE’

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Fourteen years after releasing their double-platinum albumJ.E. Heartbreak, Jagged Edge is readying the sequel. The R&B group caters to the ladies on the lead single, “Hope,” written and produced by twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey and Bryan-Michael Cox.

BK FOOD: 33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival May 31-June 1, 2014!

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Vintage Virginia, featuring the Commonwealth’s best wine, food and music each year during a fun-filled festival at Bull Run Park Special Events Center. This year’s Vintage promises to be the best in decades, with an emphasis on Virginian cuisine, showcased by daily cooking presentations by Top Chefs from across the country! Additionally, a line-up of nearly  two dozen of the Washington, DC-area’s favorite Food Trucks will be on hand, making for a perfectly balanced weekend of wine, food, friends and music. Virginia is for Lovers… of Wine!

What Women Really Want: 7 Things Every Guy Can Do To Be Perfect For Her

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A woman really doesn’t want much from a man. There are really only seven things – seven qualities that she’s looking for in a life partner. Although these qualities are hard to find, they are qualities of which every man is capable. These seven things are not out of any man’s reach, yet the fact is that most lack at least one. Now, you may like to argue that no one is perfect and therefore no one has all seven of these qualities, but that’s just not true. There are plenty of men out there who are sufficient in each of these categories, not perfectly, but sufficient enough to make a woman incredibly happy. That’s all that matters, right?

KENDALL JENNER BUYS CONDO IN EXCLUSIVE HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (PICS)

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A high-rise building in exclusive Westwood, Los Angeles is the soon-to-be home of model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner. TMZ reports that the 18-year old recently purchased the condo for $1.39 million, and that the lavish building comes complete with a 24-hour valet, a concierge and doorman, and a heated pool, fitness center, among other amenities.

NIKE LEBRON 11 – “EVERGLADES” | NIKESTORE RELEASE INFO

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With only a week to go before the start of the NBA FinalNikeStore is set to release the “Everglades” edition of Nike LeBron 11.

Rutgers University course on Beyonce begins for all the single ladies

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Queen Bey 101 is now in session. Students at Rutgers University are now earning college credit in "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé," a new class taught summer semester in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.(nydailynews)

Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion, Tapping Tastemakers to Regain Music Mojo

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It’s official. Nearly three weeks after initial reports, Apple has agreed to acquire Beats Electronics and Beats Music, founded in 2008 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

GREEKDOM 2014 NYC X MAY 29 - JUNE 1

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Another Smoking Hot Soccer Star Goes Shirtless for Vogue

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Vogue is going soccer-crazy in anticipation of the world cup. So far, they've featuring Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looking real naked on Vogue Spain and now, Vogue Brasil is getting in on the action with a little shirtless torso of its own.

Pepsi's Selling $365 Soccer-Inspired Sneakers Now

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Despite a tenuous connection to both soccer and fashion, Pepsi has unveiled a limited-edition menswear-focused capsule collection timed to capitalize on World Cup fever.

TODAY: The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Driving Experience x Selfbee, New Selfie App Event

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Drive The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Event X Selfbee Event at GoldBaR

Renowned poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

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Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Jones confirmed Angelou's death to Fox News. Police reportedly were at her home investigating. A press conference is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. ET. Angelou, who rose from poverty as child raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Ark., to become a cultural icon, gained widespread acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

Shake Shack Coming To DUMBO

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Until recently, we here at the BK Mag offices worked in DUMBO, that exceedingly charming and waterfront-adjacent corner of Brooklyn. However, the problem with all that charm was that the pricey neighborhood had very few mainstream eats, which is good if you’re a food purist, but bad if you’d really like to eat something from a food chain every once in a while.

JHENÉ AIKO PERFORMS ‘THE WORST’ ON ‘ELLEN’ (Video)

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Following her appearances on “SNL” and “Conan,” Jhené Aiko graced the stage on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” With the lights turned low, the barefoot songstress performed her Sail Out single “The Worst” with her band and some string players.

THE FASHION MARKETING MACHINE BEHIND KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST'S WEDDING

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West and Kardashian in leather jackets by Schott and BLK DNM, respectively. Photo: Courtesy BLK DNM Details of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding are slowly leaking out — there was fish filet on the menu, guys — but there is one thing that the couple was very transparent about all along: the fashion. 

SATURDAYS SURF NYC – SUMMER 2014 SUNGLASSES COLLECTION

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For Summer 2014, Saturdays Surf NYC brings back its classic Walker sunglasses while also introducing an all new model, the slightly rounded Mitsu silhouette.

DQM – SUMMER 2014 APPAREL COLLECTION

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New York’s DQM has unveiled its Summer 2014 apparel collection, featuring a range of straightforward wardrobe essentials that score exceptionally high on the wearability index.

Selfbee, New Selfie App for Self Expression X This is Hot

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NEW YORK, NY, MAY 28, 2014 – Selfbee, a new and upcoming app offers an innovative and interactive platform for sharing special moments and staying connected through selfies. It allows a personalized way to stay connected and engaged with friends and family all over the globe. Selfbee is available in English and Spanish in the App store.

TODAY: The DVF Sample Sale Is Returning on May 27th!

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Let's all take a collective deep breath now—the Diane von Furstenbergsample sale is officially on! Mizhattan reports that it's kicking off right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 27th and running through Sunday, June 1stat 260 Fifth Avenue. At the last sale, there were some great $50 samples and a ton of restocking, but a slight snafu with the AC that caused a shopper to faint.

Anna Wintour x Karl Lagerfeld Street Art Face-Off

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This new street art mural by artist Bradley Theodore just went up last week on the commissioned wall space at L’Asso in New York’s Lower East Side.

New Restaurant Alert: DAVID BURKE fabrick @ ARCHER HOTEL

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Derived from the Latin faber, meaning "artisan" and intentionally spelled with a "ck", fabrick's unique moniker is not only a nod to the brick-and-mortar facades common in the restaurant's Garment District neighborhood and the bricks of pink Himalayan salt that line Chef Burke's patented beef dry-againg room but also to the city of New York itself.

Shop La Perla, Swimwear Collection

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The latest La Perla swimwear collection is inspired by classical elements. Earth, light and water are translated into woven reed, clear crystals and shades of blue, presenting themselves across the range of exquisitely handcrafted bikinis, one-pieces and accessories.

40 Dresses For Conquering the Summer Wedding Circuit

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Here comes Memorial Day and with it the beginning of the summer wedding circuit. From beachfront ceremonies to black-tie affairs, we've got you covered on what to wear as a guest with a whopping 40 dress options.

How to Love Your Job, According to Christian Louboutin

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Designer Christian Louboutin was lauded at Fashion Institute of Technology's annual commencement yesterday, receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the school for his exceptional work as a designer.

Brooklyn On a Budget: The 10 Best and Most Filling Foods for Under $10

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So, here’s a thing that happened to us recently; we went to Chipotle on our lunch break because it’s close to our office and we were starving and Chipotle is very filling and the meat isn’t loaded with hormones and antibiotics and blah blah blah, but also because it’s fast food, so it’s cheap, right? Well! We had kind of thought it would be, but after going down the burrito bowl assembly line—making sure to get guacamole (because otherwise what’s the point, really) and hoping we weren’t going to get a Malcolm Gladwell essay on our to-go bag—until we were all set to enjoy our gut-bomb of rice and beans and barbacoa only to stop short once we realized how much it was going to cost. Reader, it was $13! For fast food! That was undoubtedly going to make us feel bad an hour after we ate it! And that isn’t even all that good!  This, we feel, is ridiculous

TOP 25 MEMORIAL DAY SALES X OTS NOT TOO LATE

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ASOS: Get 20% off with code WEBEGRILLIN -- Top pick: Floral Jacquard Skirt

Kanye West Wears Valentino Suit at Pre-Wedding Brunch in Paris

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Kanye West was spotted going to designer Valentino’s Paris chateau for a pre-wedding brunch with his soon to be wife Kim Kardashian along with their child North and their family and friends. He was wearing a midnight blue Valentino shawl lapel suit from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with a pair of Saint Laurent shoes.

John Legend Wears Dolce & Gabbana Double Breasted Suit at Kanye and Kim’s Wedding

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John Legend was seen arriving with his wife Chrissy Teigen for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in Florence, Italy. The R&B singer and piano player wore a Dolce & Gabbana double breasted suit from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, which is the same suit Justin Bieber was recently spotted wearing in France. Who wore it better?

Kevin Hart Courtside wearing Givenchy Polo Shirt and Balmain Jeans

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Kevin Hart and his girlfriend Eniko Parrish were all smiles in their court side seats for Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. The 34-year old entertainer wore black sunglasses, a Givenchy bicolor star embroidered polo shirt ($440), and Balmain black washed biker jeans. What do you think of his look?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tie the knot in Ital

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian enjoyed one of the most farcical weddings in recent years this weekend and, as expected, his 20-minute-long groom’s speech did not disappoint.

SUNDAY(MAY 25): DOPE BBQ Finally Hits NYC

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SATURDAY(MAY 24): SUMMER IS COMING DAY PARTY Sponsored by B.E.T.

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Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Vodkas

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As far as strong drinks are concerned, vodka is undoubtedly one of the most popular and the most appreciated, if not for its unique aroma but for its high concentration of alcohol. As such, vodka is often used in the creation of numerous cocktails but it is also served “neat” in a shot glass by those who have the stomach for it. However, even though the recipe for vodka is a straightforward one, some vodkas are definitely of a higher quality than others are, and consequently have a higher price. If you would like to find out what are the world’s 10 most expensive vodkas, all you have to do is keep on reading. 10. Absolut Crystal ($1,000)

Kim Kardashian’s Paris Balmain Fall 2012 Floral Embellished Turtleneck Dress

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KANYE WEST, PHARRELL, J. COLE, & KENDRICK LAMAR TO PLAY MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL

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 Yeezus is coming to Philly. Following his trip down the aisle this weekend, Kanye West will headline the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia this summer.

SATURDAY EVENT: AIN'T 2 PROUD 2 @ SONS OF ESSEX

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SUNDAY EVENT(MAY 25): DAYLIFE: Season Opener @ The Woods

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LAVORPILL HOOKUP: RSVP for a free drink before 10pm! RSVP grants free admission all day/night. (RSVP )

FRIDAY EVENT(MAY 23): SELECT SUMMER @ LEBAIN ROOFTOP

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TODAY: ?UESTLOVE & YOUNG GURU X VICEKILLS EVENT

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Exceptional Moto G Ferrari Edition Smartphone By Motorola

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The Moto G is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated smartphones ever released by Motorola, mainly because it features that perfect mix of performance, looks and affordability. However, if you prefer to own a more exclusive version of this splendid smartphone, you’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to customize it with precious stones or high-end metals because Motorola launched the stunning Moto G Ferrari edition in London a little while ago.

YOUTH MACHINE – “NEW BALENCIAGA” LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT

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Pushing the boundaries of parody fashion and trademark infringement, label Youth Machine recently added footwear brand New Balance and fashion house Balenciaga onto its crosshair.

NIKE AIR MAX 90 ICE – “ATOMIC MANGO”

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Trying to represent all colors of the rainbow on its Air Max 90 ICE edition, Nike Sportswear started off with red and blue color schemes earlier this year.

NICKI MINAJ TALKS FORBES IGGY AZALEA ARTICLE, JAY Z’S ‘BLUEPRINT,’ & REMY MA

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After premiering her new single “Pills N Potions” this morning, Nicki Minaj made the radio rounds to promote the song. She chatted with Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club,” Hot 97′s “The Morning Show,” Power 106′s “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” and KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest about everything from her new look to new female rappers.

LUPE FIASCO AND FUTURA TO JOIN U.S. SOCCER CAMPAIGN FOR 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP

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In preparation for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in BrazilU.S. Soccer is joining forces with Lupe Fiasco and FUTURA to initiate an unique send-off campaign. On board as the program’s Music Director, Fiasco will create a custom Spotify playlist for U.S Soccer with his DJ collaborative SNDCLSH.

TODAY: The 1st Annual Mouvement PAS Gala (Change for Africa)

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What: The 1st Annual Mouvement PAS Gala ( Change for Africa)
Who: Mouvemant Pas ,Renee Graziano ( vh1 mobwive) ,ANTM Kacey , Melyssa Ford (BravoTV "Blood Sweat & Heels" ), Alisa Maria ( TV Personality), Tahiry (Vh1Love&HipHop), Elizabeth Vashisht (Vh1), Waltron Mill( Vh1 Black Ink), Mama Jones (Vh1) Angelina Pivarnick (MTV), Erica Jean(Vh1Love&Hiphop)Nicole Napolitano (NJ Housewives), Teresa Aprea (NJ House wives) &Mica Hughes (Bravo TV "Blood Sweat & Heels" ).
When: May 21st 2014
Where:  Guastavino's  409 east 59th Street 
NY, NY 10022 

Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Open Bar by: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Press Arrival: 6:00pm
Red Carpet: 6:30pm-7:30pm
New York– On Wednesday, May 21st the most generous hearts of New York City will come together to help support the growing challenges facing education in West Africa. The 1st Annual Mouvement PAS gala event will be held at the New York City landmark and architectural masterpiece Guastavino’s, located underneath the 59th Stre…