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Aries. 3-21 to 4-19.
You’re a sign that lives on the edge. This month brings an accumulation of everything you’ve been doing this year to its conclusion. It’s your trait of wanting to constantly test yourself that has put you on top to receive the rewards of a job well done as well as the internal happiness that your own motivation of not settling for second best has proven that you know what’s best for the self. The holidays bring warmth and laughter and those that have helped you throughout the year will also enjoy the success of your leadership. You do, boldly go where others fear to go to.
Taurus. 4-20 to 5-20.
Well, this month is when your Taurus traits get to come out and the one I like is the material rewards you give yourself and others. Usually you are somewhat tight with money. Not this month. Get hold of the caterer, the liquor store, and let your friends see what money can buy. Have the party at your beautiful home. Make sure you get the extra large Xmas tree for all the lavish gifts that you have for them and your love ones. It’s really all about loyalty, faithfulness and love that you have for them and they for you.
Gemini. 5-21 to 6-21.
It’s the holidays, the only time of the year that you’ll need the extra large bottle of aspirin. It’s just that this month you have 100 things to do and 100 places you need to be at. Well, this is what your best at, spreading yourself thin. You make sure that others enjoy themselves. You are the most flexible of all the signs and while your going through your anxiety attacks, and don’t worry no one knows because your going so fast, make sure you do a few shots of tequila. This will help you step in and out of the dimension you’ll be in. Don’t they call you the Tequila Queen? Make sure that others know you would rather have a digital camera or camcorder and not jewelry for Xmas.
Cancer. 6-22 to 7-22.
You more than any other sign are into the home and family. Time to have relatives in from out-of-town and they must stay at your house. It’s more cozy that way. Have a party so that you can bring everyone together. I think you need to invite friends as well as people from work and if you run into someone that needs some cheering up then invite them also. All this love and warmth will spill over into the relationship. This month with the planet Mars in your sign the planet of passion and sex, look for the libido to be off the charts. It will be more than those flannel sheets that will be keeping you all warm and toasty.
Leo. 7-23 to 8-23.
This is the month that you’ve been waiting for. You can head to the mall and do some serious shopping. You need to remember that your there to buy presents for other people. Wish I were on your Xmas list because the price tag is something that you seldom look at. You’re not going to have time to have your own holiday party which is OK because you are the one sign that everyone wants at their party, matter of fact, what they really want is you. You are fun, charming and definitely the manifestation of pulchritude. You are the hottest thing out there.
Virgo. 8-24 to 9-22.
You need to break out of the routine your in and remember it’s the holidays. I’m sure you would rather stay home and read a good book or watch a movie that you’ve seen 10 times. But, with the planet Venus, which rules love and Mars the planet of sex and passion in complimentary signs, you need to get in front of that mirror, do the makeup, comb the hair, slip on something to show those assets and accept every invitation that’s out there. While everything else in life would say I can’t wait for the holidays to be over, there are people out there that want to talk to you, make love to you and share the holidays with you. You never know, this could be the one.
Libra. 9-23 to 10-23.
While you’re a person that is very fair and balanced, this month could test your patience. Those people that are around you that are rude, cold and at times just callous are going to see a different side of you. You are in that moment of your life, that things that you and only you have been working so hard for are about to be digested. People are no longer going to tell you what to do and when to do it. More than one project will manifest and you have no idea how this will change the very essence of your being. How’s that for a Xmas present
Scorpio. 10-24 to 11-22.
If there is any one sign that has something to look forward to this month, it’s you. Look for a bonus that reflects how much time and energy you’ve put into work and yourself this year. It’s a good month to get out there and socialize. Have a few drinks, relax and get stupid if you need to. Even though the holidays are here you are still working hard to bring contracts to a conclusion. But it’s only so you can have more free time to enjoy the heavy-duty relationship you’re in and grab a few days in the Caribbean. Enjoy, for 2008 the awakening of a whole new wonderful chapter begins.
Sagittarius. 11-23 to 12-21.
You are a sign that is on a mission to find the truth. To do that you have to be adaptable and not get caught up in some of those so-called spiritual gurus that can put a leash around you. The holidays are filled with travel, joy and great happiness and peace within. A time to be reflective but don’t let the past come in and spoil this moment. You don’t need therapy anymore; after all, you’re smarter than they will ever be. You have a new format for yourself and life. So relax and let it be understood that laughing at yourself is the best medicine and that’s what’s needed this month. Oh, a cocktail or two should be on your Xmas list.
Capricorn. 12-22 to 1-20.
Everything should be moving forward during this holiday season. It’s been a year of focus and planning. People can’t wait for the Xmas party. You’re such an elegant as well as a very gracious host. Like the sign of Leo only the best is good enough for. Your days are filled but yet, all goes according to the daily planner. No last minute shopping for you, you’ve had things under control for months. You do need to be careful in your driving habits. It won’t be your fault but you do need to wear the seatbelt. After the holiday, time to make the list of what you want to accomplish in 2008. You’re a sign that is always prepared.
Aquarius. 1-21 to 2-18.
You really need to get home for the holidays. The presents will be bigger and much better than they were last year. The person your with may want to do other things. I’m sure they don’t want to get on your bad side so tell them where you’re both going and to put on a happy face. You’re actually going to have some free time to enjoy yourself with the family and why not, you’re finally away from work and the boredom of the town in which you live. It’s an unusual lucky time for you so head for the casino. And since this was all your idea, spend the money on yourself. More is always good isn't it?
Pisces. 2-19 to 3-20.
Every once in a while like the holidays your kindness to others is so over whelming that you make others feel guilty. How you manage to put 36 hours into 24 is amazing. You’re the anchor on the relay team; we can always count on you to come through and save the day. It’s like doing some last minute shopping for a friend or volunteering your time to raise money or working at the soup kitchen on Xmas day. You are loved by all. The reality of that love will be shown in a very small box under the tree. There are exciting changes that are blowing in the wind. Maybe you should ask for some new luggage.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.