Matt Lauer designs a new collection with Shinola, Y Arts Detroit hosts Rockin’ Art Bash and more celebrity news
Gaga proclaims ‘LoveTrumpsHate’
Lady Gaga was one of the first celebrities to take to the streets and voice her opinion of America’s choice for president. Soon after Donald Trump was declared the winner, Gaga, a Hillary Clinton supporter, stood outside Trump Tower in New York City, holding a red, white and blue sign that said “Love trumps hate.” She later shared that image of herself on Instagram, posting: “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where “LoveTrumpsHate.” Gaga was among the celebrities who campaigned for Clinton and held free concerts, which Trump criticized. “We don’t need Jay Z or Beyoncé,” he said at a Grand Rapids rally Monday. “We don’t need Jon Bon Jovi. We don’t need Lady Gaga. All we need is great ideas to make America great again.” On Wednesday, celebrities took to social media, posting messages supporting unity. “Shark Tank’s” Mark Cuban tweeted, “We all need to give President-Elect Trump a chance. Support the good. Lobby against what we disagree on. No one is bigger than us all.” Bradley Whitford, who played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on “The West Wing,” tweeted: “We fight on. For equality. For inclusion. For opportunity. For justice. For science. This is not a defeat. It is a call to arms.”
Matt Lauer partners with Shinola
NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer has partnered with Shinola to design a special collection of watch straps, passport wallets, planners, journals and notecards embossed with the number 20 in recognition of his 20th anniversary on the show in January. “I partnered with Shinola in Detroit because I like comeback stories,” Lauer said in a video segment in which he visits the Shinola factory. “Shinola helped create more jobs in a city once driven by the auto industry, but Detroit fell on hard times and is now seeing a resurgence.” “Education is key to the long-term prosperity of our community,” Shinola President Jacques Panis said in a statement. “We are proud to work with Matt and Today to design a capsule collection to benefit the children of Detroit.” Items in the collection range from $11-$95 and can be purchased at Shinola, in-store or online.
Y Arts Detroit hosts Rockin’ Art Bash
Y Arts, the arts and humanities branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, is hosting the Rockin’ Art Bash on Nov. 26. The benefit will include a screening of “Louder Than Love — The Grande Ballroom Story,” an Emmy-winning documentary produced by Detroit native Tony D’Annunzio. The film focuses on the 1960s Detroit rock scene and how bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges and Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes got started. The 8 p.m. screening in the Marlene Boll Theatre will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and performances by Detroit Institute of Music Education students. A 7 p.m. VIP reception includes food and drinks from the Detroit Beer Co. Proceeds from the tickets ($25 general admission; $40 VIP) go to Y Arts Detroit. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com.
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