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8010YouTube includes NFTs and Web3 in new creator tools – Metaverse
February 14,2022ByDAVID VEGA

YouTube includes NFTs and Web3 in new creator tools – Metaverse

Google LLC-owned video-sharing giant YouTube said Thursday it's considering web3 technologies such as nonfungible tokens and blockchain to help enhance the relationships between creators and their fans and develop new experiences. "Web3 opens up new opportunities for creators," Neal Mohan, chief product officer at YouTube, said in a blog post. "We believe new technologies like blockchain and NFTs can allow creators to build deeper relationships with their fans. Together, they'll be able to collaborate on new projects and make money in ways not previously possible." An NFT is a type of blockchain asset that can represent a virtual item such as artwork, music, video, or even a ticket. What makes NFTs worthwhile is that they are unique and can be bought, sold, and traded. As a result, YouTube creators could use them to produce additional revenue streams related to their YouTube videos, turn their videos themselves into NFTs, and sell them to their fans to create deeper relationships. The company didn't clarify whether NFT ownership would conflict with copyright law. Buying an NFT establishes ownership of a specific digital asset and provides a public record of each transaction involving the asset. It doesn't transfer copyright from the original owner to the buyer. What can one expect? YouTube will be adding features that mirror competing platforms. It will monetize Shorts, the short-form video platform similar to TikTok and Instagram Reels. For example, creators will reply to comments with short videos, a feature widely used on TikTok to engage with viewers directly. In addition, YouTube is adding live streaming features, further competing with Twitch. The company will launch collaborative live streaming so creators can go live together. The platform is also testing giving paid memberships as gifts. Let the Metaverse wars continue....

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8003O-Ku Sushi coming to Jacksonville Beach
December 16,2021ByDAVID VEGA

O-Ku Sushi coming to Jacksonville Beach

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group will launch a new sushi restaurant called O-Ku, announced this week. O-Ku is expected to open in early 2022 and is hiring for all positions. Located at 502 First St. North, the restaurant is across from the Jax Beach pier and will offer ocean views with rooftop dining and bar. The restaurant is approximately 4,400 square feet and can seat up to 165 guests. This will be the first restaurant by the group to open in Florida and the seventh O-Ku location. The Jacksonville Beach menu will offer an "innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine." In addition, O-Ku’s menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. #OkuJaxBeach will offer rare and unique dining options with sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii, alongside well-known local fisheries and other local purveyors. What is O-Ku? O-Ku is one of several award-winning restaurants offered by the nationally recognized The Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG). Inspired by sister restaurants located in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Washington DC, O-Ku’s menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. It is a beautiful addition to the restaurant scene; instead of the typical dive bars and restaurants, Jacksonville Beach is upping its game to grow the culinary scene here. To learn more about IRHG and our current team openings, check out this link....

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8001Jacksonville Beach Tribute – Sterling Joyce – Remembrance | Tridence
December 15,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Jacksonville Beach Tribute – Sterling Joyce – Remembrance | Tridence

Jacksonville Beach Tribute - Sterling Joyce - Remembrance. At Tridence, we were fortunate to work with him for over 20 years. Helping the beach community and supporting local non-profits. He will be missed but not forgotten. Godspeed, my friend. A special Tribute: The man is known as the “Mayor Jax Beach” (sterling Joyce) passed on recently. While widely known out in the beaches area for serving as the Maitre’ D of Casa Marina, Sterling Joyce made an impression all over Jacksonville. His smile, warm heart, and love of sharing the love by giving roses to people he met have people all over the community sharing memories with each other and his family. River City sat down with his daughter Tonya to talk about his history and the legacy he built by giving so much back to the community....

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7994Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations
November 18,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations

Here's What to Know. The 25th annual Chicago Christkindlmarket will return in-person this year, with two locations, both opening Friday. Admission to both markets is free. The holiday markets feature traditional German and European live music, shopping, and food and drinks, including stuffed gourmet pretzels, spiced wine, schnitzel, Belgian hot chocolate, and more. For a sit-down meal, you can reserve an alpine-themed Stammtisch table in the heated Timber Haus for up to 8 people for 90 minutes at the downtown Chicago location. This year, the souvenir mug design is a boot shape. It's accompanied by a dark emerald green color to match the logo and a Chicago skyline. The Peppermint the Penguin mug is also back for the market's 25th anniversary this winter. More info, pictures, and pre-ordering: The Christkindlmarket's first location, in downtown Chicago at the Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, will be open Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. The market's second location, at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville, at 3635 N. Clark Street, opens Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 31. Downtown Chicago Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 24 Sundays – Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Saturday, Nov. 20: 4pm – 10pm Mondays – Thursdays: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities. Note: The Christkindlmarket's number one priority is the safety and health of all market visitors, vendors, and staff. Review the Health and safety policy by clicking here:

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7992Lydia Lavín | Mexico City Resort Collection | 2022
October 19,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Lydia Lavín | Mexico City Resort Collection | 2022

Lydia Lavín is a contemporary Mexican fashion brand founded in 2005 by Lydia Lavín, a textile-design scholar with a passion for preserving Indigenous Mexican textile techniques. "Silhouettes were fluid and rich in ruffles; skin was the star of the show, with deep necklines or mini bras. In short, the clothes invited you to escape." - Vogue Magazine Lydia Lavín | Mexico City Resort Collection Runway | 2022 Fashion | Fashion Blogger | Fashionista...

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October 14,2021ByDAVID VEGA


Welcome To Rockville. Don’t miss the rock ‘n roll finale of 2021 at Florida’s biggest rock festival in Daytona Beach Florida (NOV. 11-14, 2021). We’re stoked to announce that there will be a newly added campground stage to ensure we’re keeping the rock ‘n roll finale party going all weekend long. The campground lineup will be announced next week! Festival and camping pass for 2021 are still available. #Rockvillians Below are the latest Lineups: Mapping information For ticket information and additional information. Visit:

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7985Nights of Lights 2021-2022 | St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra, FL
October 13,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Nights of Lights 2021-2022 | St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra, FL

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS Celebrating 28 Years The 2021-2022 Nights of Lights will occur every evening from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022. The festival typically kicks off with Light-Up! Night on November 20 at 6 p.m. Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine's Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation's Oldest City, and it's free of charge. Para información sobre Nights of Lights en español, presiona aquí. How much does Nights of Lights cost? Nights of Lights is a free event open to everyone! There's no need to order tickets to enjoy the displays. What are the best ways to see the light displays? Since Nights of Lights covers such an expansive area of St. Augustine, there are plenty of ways to view the lights. By Car, Boat, and by Carriage. Experience St. Augustine in its beauty!...

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7983Harmonious new nighttime spectacular fireworks show – Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon at Disney – 2021
October 2,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Harmonious new nighttime spectacular fireworks show – Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon at Disney – 2021

Harmonious is the Brand new nighttime spectacular fireworks show at Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon at Walt Disney World for the #disney50. This new show will be featured in EPCOT's World Showcase Lagoon, and it will be the biggest show ever created for any Disney park anywhere in the world! Harmonious is the largest ever Walt Disney World nighttime spectacular – a fireworks show on steroids and the permanent replacement for IllumiNations. Harmonious celebrates how the music of Disney inspires people the world over. It brings to World Showcase Lagoon massive floating set pieces that house a variety of show effects, including custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, colorful lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and more during the 20-minute long show. Harmonious is a beautifully crafted nighttime spectacular presenting a dreamscape of music and imagery from Disney animated films, reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists worldwide. Let's work together! |

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7982Enchantment Magic Kingdom Fireworks | Walt Disney World – 2021
October 1,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Enchantment Magic Kingdom Fireworks | Walt Disney World – 2021

Brand New: Disney Enchantment is Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary fireworks spectacular for Magic Kingdom. The show is like a child of Happily Ever After and Wishes. It combines impressive pyro with stunning visuals and a moving soundtrack of your favorite Disney songs, as well as a handful of rare classics. Behold an all-new nighttime extravaganza that will take you on a journey beyond the ordinary to a land of magic. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, Disney Enchantment will feature captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks, and—for the first time—immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom park....

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7978Disney Saying Goodbye: the final showing of Happily Ever After Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
September 29,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Disney Saying Goodbye: the final showing of Happily Ever After Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

And today, #Disney Saying Goodbye: September 29 will be the final showing of Happily Ever After Fireworks show at #MagicKingdom. The firework show debuted in 2017 and blew Guests away with stunning fireworks, beautiful projection mapping on Cinderella Castle, and a music compilation and arrangement that leave most of us in tears every night. Whether it's the Moana, Frozen, Tarzan section, or more, the combination of all elements makes the show one of the best Disney has ever created. For Disney's 5oth Anniversary, Disney Enchantment is expected to blow Guests away with projections being added down Main Street, U.S.A., which is very exciting. The show will debut on October 1, officially....

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