Diplo And Nas To Perform At Rolling Stone Live: Houston During Big Game Weekend 2017 With DJ Sets By DJ Cassidy

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SIXTH ANNUAL EVENT PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ

On Saturday, February 4, Rolling Stone, who is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will host one of the hottest, most exclusive events during the biggest weekend in sports – Rolling Stone Live: Houston, with special performances by Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, Mad Decent label head and member of both Major Lazer and Jack Ü – Diplo; one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time, Nas; and, DJ sets by the world-renowned DJ Cassidy. For the third year, Rolling Stone is partnering with Talent Resources Sports, a full-service sports marketing and experiential events agency, to produce its highly anticipated event. This year's event is presented by Mercedes-Benz. Rolling Stone Live: Houston, will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), one of the most unique venues in Houston. The museum is known for its exquisite design, as one of the 10 largest art museums in the United States. Rolling Stone will take over the museum for their dynamic event, with some of the top names in entertainment and sports expected to attend.

"I have been an avid Rolling Stone reader for as long I can remember, and I'm excited to head to Houston to headline Rolling Stone Live and kick off their 50th Anniversary year-long celebration with this party," said Diplo.

"We are delighted to have one of today's biggest names in music, Diplo, along with hip-hop icon Nas and the esteemed DJ Cassidy perform at our sixth annual event," said Gus Wenner, Head of Digital, Wenner Media. "We're also thrilled to have Mercedes-Benz as a partner to enhance the overall experience for our guests."

Mercedes-Benz will be onsite showcasing some of their sportiest vehicles including a C63 S Coupe and the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT C, one of which attendees will be able to create their own designs for utilizing a 3D Projection Mapping system. The brand will also provide transportation to the party for a number of VIP guests to ensure they arrive in style.

"Rolling Stone is the ideal partner for Mercedes-Benz as we're both celebrating momentous anniversaries this year," said Drew Slaven, Vice President of Marketing for Mercedes-Benz. "For 50 years, they've been producing the best music and entertainment content, and we've been thrilling customers with our best in class Mercedes-AMG engines and sports cars. What better place to celebrate than at the best party in Houston?"

Talent Resources Sports is teaming up with Rolling Stone for the third year on its Big Game Weekend event. "We are proud to say this event has exceeded our expectations for success each year. Alongside top talent and sponsors, Rolling Stone Live: Houston is sure to be one of the biggest yet," said David Spencer, Founder Talent, Resources Sports.

New York City African-American Business Leaders Partner with Google, Facebook, AT&T and 20th Century Fox to Inspire 25,000 Students with Tickets to Hidden Figures

Hidden FiguresNew York City African-American business leaders, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Google, Facebook, Infor and ATT have launched an initiative to offer free admission to the critically-acclaimed feature, Hidden Figures, for over 25,000 students in New York.

New York schools are the first to benefit from the project. Like the 2015 project to screen Oscar-winner Selma - which reached 300,000 students across the country - the expectation is that other cities will join this important program as it rolls out in theaters nationwide.

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The screening program will educate students about the many contributions made by African-Americans to science, technology, engineering, and math, and inspire more students to enter those fields. Charles Phillips, Chairman and CEO of Infor, William M. Lewis, Jr. Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard, and Ken Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express, lead the group of African-American business executives driving the opportunity. 

"On behalf of the African-American business community members involved today, I would like to thank the great organizations that have joined this effort," said Ken Chenault. "Hidden Figures spotlights our unsung communities' long lineage of shaping our nation. It serves as a wonderful opportunity to inspire the next generation to carry that torch forward."

"I'm deeply moved that my work is being used to educate and inspire students in this way. Programs like this are vital to sharpening our collective memories and enlightening young people about their history and exciting them about their future," said Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller nonfiction book Hidden Figures, on which the film is based.

The New York Public School System has already signed up for 10,000 tickets. They have been joined by the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), Eagle Academy for Young Men, De La Salle Academy, Harlem School of the Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, Harlem Children's Zone, Harlem Village Academy and the East Harlem Tutorial Program. NY Public Library will assist with ticket distribution. Dovetailing with this initiative, Google has announced

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Tensions Are Running High at Sweetie Pie's


Has Chloe Come Undone?
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Tensions boil over at TJ's Sweetie Pie's as Chloe confronts Chef Clark. Meanwhile, Miss Robbie moves ahead with her restaurant concept, Hamburger Heaven, and Tim shows off his new business venture to a skeptical Charles.

Tune in for an all new episode of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's on Saturday at 9/8c.