Brands are rolling with 4/20 as pot legalization grows

LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn’t yet have a card to mark “420.” But many other businesses inside and outside the…
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Kashiyama Rolling Out Made-to-Measure Concept in U.S.

NEW YORK — Onward Kashiyama, the Japanese conglomerate that owns Jil Sander, Joseph and J. Press, has come up with a novel way to introduce its new men’s made-to-measure suit concept to the U.S. market: open shops at WeWork locations.
The company launched Kashiyama the Smart Tailor in Japan at the end of 2017 and sold 59,000 suits, bringing in sales of $ 40 million its first year. Jun Murakami, president and chief executive officer of Onward USA and J. Press, is hoping to replicate that success in the U.S.
The brand’s point of differentiation, he said, is its price — suits start at $ 300 — as well as quick turnaround and manufacturing expertise. Kashiyama’s suits are made in a company-owned factory in China and can be produced and delivered to customers in 10 days.
Although the competition in affordable made-to-measure men’s wear is stiff in the U.S. with brands such as Indochino, Knot Standard, My Suit, Men’s Wearhouse and others already entrenched in the market, Murakami believes Kashiyama can find a niche.
“Most of our competitors are technology companies or new companies that don’t have an apparel background,” he said. “They don’t have the knowledge that we have.”
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Rolling Stones Announce Canadian Show

The Rolling Stones have just announced their one and only show in Canada, as part of their 2019 tour!

On Saturday June 29th, the band will play Canada Rocks at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro Medonte, Ontario.

There will be a fan pre-sale this Wednesday 13th February 10am EST to midnight EST, via Rolling Stones mailing list.

Tickets will go on general sale Friday 15th February at 10am EST here.

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The Rolling Stones In Blue

Take a listen to Cerys Matthews’ Blues Show Special, featuring both new interview material and vintage audio recorded with the Rolling Stones.

The band tell the fast-paced story of their Blues history and share personal memories of some of the world’s greatest Blues artists, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy and Bo Diddley.

Confessin’ the Blues in collaboration with the Rolling Stones, featuring many of these Blues greats is out now and available here.

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The Rolling Stones Set Lists by Ronnie Wood Out Now

Following on from the success of Ronnie Wood: Artist, Ronnie Wood releases his latest book, The Rolling Stones Set Lists.

The Rolling Stones Set Lists documents key rehearsals, recording sessions, club gigs and sell-out stadium concerts from the last two decades. These moments were captured by Ronnie in a series of hand-painted set lists, and over 100 of these set lists make up the new book.

The all-new edition also includes an assortment of nearly 150 photographs from tours, and Stones memorabilia from the ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour in 2005, and the ‘No Filter’ tour in 2018.

Each set list contains a unique combination of Ronnie’s artwork, lettering and notes with the occasional doodle by other Stones members. Explanatory captions examine the background and significance of certain songs and their place within the Rolling Stones’ history.

‘I illustrate the band’s set lists, sometimes Keith and Mick add little doodles, and they become works of art in their own right.’ – Ronnie Wood

Throughout the edition, Ronnie brings each set list to life with first-hand recollections and stories that paint a picture of life on the road with the Rolling Stones.

Listen to Ronnie talk about The Rolling Stones Set Lists here.

To order your copy, click here.

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Why Sandra Lee kept cameras rolling during her cancer treatment

At the opening of Sandra Lee’s new documentary, she confronts her own harsh, new reality. “You actually have breast cancer. Cancer,” the 52-year-old says, sounding incredulous. “That word will put the fear of God in you like you’ve never felt before. But you don’t realize what that feels like inside your body until it’s about…
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