Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: Wale with Special Guest Mark Ronson

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We are proud to announce the start of SVEDKA Vodka Sessions, a new concert series brought to you by Giant Step and SVEDKA, bringing the very best bands and emerging artists. The series will take place in New York at Private Park in Hudson Hotel, Los Angeles at Skybar at Mondrian Hotel, and Miami at the The Florida Room in Delano.

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Soul Power Featuring James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King and more, Opens in NYC & LA

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Soul Power, a documentary by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, depicts the legendary music festival in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 which sprouted from the excitement surrounding the epic fight between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman. The award-winning film features original footage of performances by James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners, Celia Cruz & The Fania All-Stars, and many more…

Giant Step Resident 47: Michael Video List

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No need to expound upon his achievements or even mention his last name. We all have our favorite Michael moment. Mine is headbanging to “Bad” as a toddler in pre-school. Instead of nap time our teacher let us run around like, well, babies. Me and a roly-poly, pigtailed friend nearly snapped our necks every afternoon. I’m pretty sure that guy was fired. But I would always see him bopping around Boston with his headphones on; very likely bopping along to “Bad.”

Part of Michael’s legacy is the advancement of music videos. Every time we see a lit dance floor, an errant tiger, Prohibition-era pop-lockin,’ or massive flying marbles, Michael will be on our minds. But for every indelible hip thrust, he also left a rash of quirky videos that are largely beeping off the radar. Here are some of Michael’s equally awesome – if less celebrated – moments.

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