Alicia Keys to Release More Myself Memoir in November

NEW YORK , New York — Grammy Award winning singer Alicia Keys announced that she will publish her memoir More Myself: A Journey this fall through Oprah Winfrey’s An Oprah Book imprint on Flatiron Books. Keys broke the news while having lunch with Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday. You can read it on 11/5 and it’s…

Phoebe Robinson to moderate Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced that Phoebe Robinson will serve as the moderator for the Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama at Stockolm’s Globe Arena. Phoebe Robinson is a multitalented stand-up comedian, New York Timesbest-selling author, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the WNYC podcast…

Swedish Retailer H&M to open Store in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — Bedrock, a full service commercial real estate company founded by Dan Gilbert announced that Swedish retail giant H&M is planning to open a store in downtown Detroit this fall. It has been confirmed that the retailer will lease a 25,000-square-foot store in an area that includes three Albert Kahn-designed buildings on the…

Serena Williams joins Poshmark’s Board of Directors

REDWOOD CITY, California — Entrepreneur, tennis champion and philanthropist, Serena Williams, has added another title to her resume, as she joins Poshmark’s board of directors. “I’m really excited to join Poshmark because it really speaks to my core values,” Williams said in a video announcing the news. “They really believe in so many different aspects…

Beyoncé wears Balmain Couture to Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch

BEVERLY HILL, California — Beyoncé and husband Shawn “Jay Z” Carter hosted their 8th annual Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch which celebrates hip hop and R&B artists in the music industry. Queen Beyonce sported a Balmain Couture Spring 2019 look to attend the event before the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs. While Jay Z rocked a custom…

Amazon Crossing To Publish Stieg Larsson’s “The Man Who Played with Fire”

SEATTLE, Washington — Amazon Crossing, the literature in translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced today the acquisition of The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Jan Stocklassa, translated by Tara F. Chace for publication on October 1, 2019. Ten years after The Girl with the…

Visa free travel after Brexit: Council agrees negotiating mandate

BRUSSELS, Belgium — EU ambassadors agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa free travel. Ambassadors mandated the Council Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament on this legislative proposal. According to EU rules, visa exemption is…

Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis

REDMOND, Washington — Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday that it will be investing $500 million  to preserve existing affordable housing, spur construction of new units, and partner with nonprofits to address the affordable housing crisis on the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound region. “If we’re going to make progress, we’ll all need to…