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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Donates $1 Million To J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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Jimmy Fallon has announced that his Tonight Show is giving $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund organized by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, which at press time has raised more than $20 million.

“Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas,” Fallon says in a preview clip from Tuesday night’s (Sept. 5) show. “But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. We saw communities banding together.”

“Neighbors helping neighbors,” he says. “Strangers helping strangers. So many heroes — people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter… The group of people who formed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV… And J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans, who has raised over $18 million dollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims.”

“And I’m proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating $1 million dollars to J.J.’s fund,” Fallon confirms.

The late-night host then introduces singers Victoria White and Marquist Taylor, along with their Houston Gospel Choir, to perform “Lean on Me,” “dedicated to all the heroes in Houston who did whatever they could to help.”

Watch the clip below, and catch it on The Tonight Show at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

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BUKU Music & Arts Fest Returns With A Few Twists

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BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT RETURNS TO

NEW ORLEANS MARCH 9-10, 2018

DISCOUNTED TIER 1 2-DAY TICKETS

ON SALE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 11AM CT

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 10, 2017) – BUKU Music + Art Project has announced its return to downtown New Orleans on March 9-10, 2018 for the seventh annual edition of the boutique music + arts event.  Inspired by the creative subculture of New Orleans, BUKU sits at the crosshairs of underground warehouse party and major urban music festival by fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with live street art, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, local food vendors, and dozens of surprise “pop-up” performances.

A limited amount of discounted Tier 1 2-day passes will go on sale Wednesday, October 11th at 11am CT.  BUKU is offering General Admission, GA Plus, VIP 21+, VIP and TOO BUKU VIP ticket options.  Travel Package options will also be available at a later time.  When purchasing tickets patrons should be mindful that BUKU is an 18+ event.

BUKU continues to offer Payment Plans which will be available to fans upon checkout.  Additionally, BUKU will again be offering an optional Collectible 3D Magnet which can be paired with a ticket, featuring BUKU’s iconic “moon-eye” illustration which has a new iteration each year.

More information on tickets and ticket pricing can be found at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets.  A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the Upbeat Academy Foundation.

Previous BUKU artists (2012-2017) include, among many others: Alt-J, Anderson .Paak, Art Department, A$AP Rocky, Bassnectar, Borgore, Car Seat Headrest, Cashmere Cat, Chance The Rapper, CHVRCHES, Claude vonStroke, Danny Brown, Datsik, Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Dillon Francis, Earl Sweatshirt, Explosions in the Sky, The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus, Future, G-Eazy, Griz, Gramatik, Hudson Mohawke, Illenium, Jamie Jones, Japandroids, Jauz, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Lil B, Major Lazer, Malaa, Nas, NGHTMRE, Nina Kraviz, Odesza, Passion Pit, Phantogram, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Primus 3D, Purity Ring, Rezz, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Seth Troxler, Skream, Skrillex, STS9, Tchami, Thundercat, Travis Scott, TV on the Radio, Tycho, Tyler The Creator, Vince Staples, Zeds Dead, ZHU + many more.

The 2018 artist lineup and more information about the festival will be coming soon.

For additional information and to sign up to be the first to receive updates, including lineup announcements, ticket on sales, special offers and more, visit BUKU Music + Art Project on the following platforms:

Web: www.thebukuproject.com

FB: www.facebook.com/BUKUProject

Twitter: @TheBUKUProject

Instagram: @TheBUKUProject

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In New York City? Millionaire Tomer Zur Is Providing U.S. Immigrants With Own Car & Job

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NEW YORK CITY – The American Dream, it’s just that simple.

It is every foreigner’s idea of success. Only found in the “Land of Opportunity”. Making it into the U.S. legally is only half the journey. Especially in the new Trump era, securing employment and stable means of living is even more difficult than ever for a U.S. immigrant. Well, if you are like New York City’s Tomer Zur, your dream provide others an enriched equal opportunity. Providing thousands of U.S. immigrants with jobs.

Estimated net worth of $140 million dollars. The 31-year-old Israel Millionaire is CEO of award-winning consumer transportation company Luxury One Corp.

Through Luxury One Corp’s success, Zur has taken the opportunity to help other immigrants like him with the opportunity of employment upon arriving in the States. Zur is offering immigrants zero down on a vehicle and providing Israelis with employment through Luxury One Corp’s black car taxi service. To date, Tomer has assisted over 4,000 U.S. immigrants with a vehicle of their own and immediate employment at zero down.

After serving three years in the Israeli military, Tomer immigrated to the U.S. in 2006. Finding a home in New York City, he began building his empire on the foundation of his early success as a auto salesman. Launching Luxury One Corp in 2014, the company’s dedication alongside Tomer’s business smarts have quickly became the country’s largest taxi leasing provider.

Luxury One Corp also provides technology services to transportation businesses including mobile app development. Zur and Israeli Tech Company, Mobileye, developed a vision-based advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) to deliver warnings for collision prevention and mitigation.

Ride sharing business is at an all-time high. Since the Ride-Sharing Boom, the automotive business has seen a large decrease in annual purchasing while more and more consumers substitute to the convenient, reliable, and affordable means of transportation. With the boom, comes the huge order of employment opportunities for interested drivers.

“I personally believe that the transportation business in New York City is very competitive; however, I am confidant that we are the most affordable solution for any driver looking for an opportunity to make a living,” says Tomer about the current automotive climate.

So how does Zur’s Luxury One Corp opportunity work exactly?

“They [U.S. Immigrants] are coming here with work visa or green card, Zur explains. “I provide them cars and help them making a decent living with no boss. They’re getting a car that’s good to work in any of app in NYC they don’t need to worry about insurance or repair just go and make money for their family.”

The average market salary for a Luxury One Corp employee is $193,000 per year, ranging from $141,000 to $248.000. The current average cost of living in New York City is estimated at $48,000.

Believing in Zur’s company early on, new car service giants Uber and Lyft aligned with Luxury One Corp as a notable client back in 2015. Helping triple Luxury One’s growth annually to-date.

“Uber approached us (Luxury One Corp) several years ago because the recognized the volume of business, professionalism, and understanding that my company has of the business.”

Tomer further explains, “We assure them [Employees] that we are there for each and every customer on an individual basis to ensure their success. We are here for them every step of the way.”

Tomer offers further incentive with zero money down for inquiring employees.

Tomer specifies, “I don’t take from any drivers down payment or any money when they sign in. My place known as a place that you can walk out with a car without having to put down payment.”

Why so generously noble?

“To humbly answer this question the truth is my generosity and helpfulness is all due to the fact that I personally went thru the struggle when coming to this country. I recognize that the struggle is real, difficult and challenging and if I have the opportunity to help someone I’m delighted to do so,” said Zur, when asked about his inspiration to help his fellow countrymen.

Tomer Zur’s generous self-employment offer couldn’t have come at a better time with the U.S. immigration population at an all time high.

According to a 2015 CNN report, 1,051,031 immigrants are granted lawful permanent residence (“green card”) in the United States. A 2% increase from the year prior. New York was the second top U.S. state where legal permanent residents live with 12.4%. Adding to U.S. immigrant population of more than 43.3 million, making 13.5% of the Nation’s total population.

Luxury One is currently accepting new self-contractors at their Bronx and Manhattan location. All inquiring individuals must provide proper paperwork including, work visa or green card. For complete information, visit the official Luxury One Corp website at www.luxuryonecorp.com or visit Tomer Zur’s official Facebook. Qualifications also may apply.

“We all at Luxury One look to strive and grow along with our customers,” Zur proudly says on his company’s future. “We are looking to constantly expand our fleet. We look to constantly improve our fantastic costumer relationship and service which is everything in this business.”

Several financial reports predict that if Luxury One Corp continues at it’s successful pace by 2020, the company could have over 10,000 taxis and annual sales of approximately $300 million only in NYC area alone. Analysts predict that Luxury One’s success will gradually turn Tomer Zur a billionaire.

Zur has plans of expanding his operations in 2018 to the West Coast. He is currently location shopping in Los Angeles.

Follow Tomer Zur on Facebook for updates and more.

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Ephwurd Release ‘Phunky Beats’ + Launch Eph’d Up Records

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Ephwurd seems to have no brakes. The bass duo is relentless on the grind, and now have taken it to the next level. With the launch of their own record label and its first track release, ‘Phunky Beats,’ Eph’d Up Records is Datsik and Bais Haus‘s latest venture. Their first release on Eph’d Up Records is “Phunky Beats” in collaboration with JVST SAY YES, featuring groovy, electro synths juxtaposed by mechanical bass lines. The track is a modern, dance-floor friendly take on the notorious vocals “if you really like to rock those funky beats” and will certainly be a staple during the coming months. In a message to fans, Ephwurd expressed their excitement over their new imprint and release on Eph’d Up Records found below and be sure to catch the boys yet again tearing up the road while on tour.

As artists who enjoy a broad range of music going from the most hype tunes to the most chill, we wanted to be able to freely give music to our fans without the time constraints of a label. Sometimes we finish a song and it won’t be months until you, the fans, get to hear what we have been working on and its such a huge bummer. Eph’d Up Records gives us the freedom to give you folks music when we want and when you deserve it, because life is happening now and it’s not set on some schedule. With that said, we are launching the label with a tune of ours that we’ve been dropping for well over a year now and it always goes off! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Phunky Beats.”

Upcoming dates:

10/31 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
11/30 – The Helm – Sunshine Coast, Australia
12/1 – Red Square – Adelaide, Australia
12/2 – Villa – Perth, Australia
12/6 – Argyle House – Newcastle, Australia
12/8 – The Met – Brisbane, Australia
12/9 – Storm Festival – Sydney, Australia
12/15 – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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