Janet Jackson’s 2003 Aston Martin V-12 Vanquish Coupe Sold for $92,075, Scream & Alright Costumes Top Sellers at Julien’s Auctions
Julien’s Auctions presented today, “A Special Collection Of Global Icon Janet Jackson,” the grand finale to the auction house to the stars’ three-day auction blockbuster Music Icons that took place May 19, May 20th and May 21st live in Hard Rock Cafe® New York and online at Julienslive.com.
Thousands of bidders, collectors and ardent Janet fans across the globe, participated in person, on the phone and online to vie for a piece of music history owned by one of the most influential cultural figures of all time (photo: auctioneer Kody Frederick of Julien’s Auctions).
A dazzling collection featuring over 800 illustrious items owned by one of the biggest-selling musical artists in history; five- time Grammy’s® Award winner; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer, songwriter and producer; Academy Award / Golden Globe / Emmy nominated actor, Janet Jackson, including her famous costumes worn in her iconic music videos, record-breaking world tours and acclaimed live television performances, select custom-made pieces from her personal wardrobe, red carpet ensembles worn to prestigious events such as the BET Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and gala movie premieres, and beloved home furnishings and personal items were sold with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the child advocacy group Compassion International
In addition, fans and collectors were in for a special treat on May 21st at the auction when the pop diva herself made a surprise virtual visit to relay her gratitude to everyone watching and bidding in the auction.
The top selling item of the auction was Janet Jackson’s stunning 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish that sold for $92,075. The luxury vehicle personally owned and driven by Jackson features in the interior premium black leather seating with charcoal gray perforated leather inserts and is equipped with a DOHC 48-valve 6.0 liter 12-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox, producing 460 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque. The Vanquish was capable of reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, and reached 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds.
Another top highlight of the event was the appearance of Jackson’s iconic Dexter Wong white long-sleeve puckered shirt and an off-white faux-leather bikini top worn by the Queen of Pop in the 1995 “Scream” music video with her brother Michael Jackson. The iconic costume sold for $31,750, more than thirty times its original estimate of $1,000. Costing $7 million at the time, the music video was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made and received 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations that year.
Her signature black and white pinstripe suit jacket and hat worn by Jackson throughout her famous 1989 “Alright” music video sold for $25,400, well over its original estimate of $3,000. The iconic 1930s and 1950s musical style video featured Jackson’s famed choreography and appearances of Hollywood dance legends Cab Calloway, the Nicholas Brothers and Cyd Charisse.
Leading up to her auction and celebration of Jackson’s birthday week, exclusive exhibitions of her collection were presented in conjunction with Jackson’s acclaimed “Together Again” tour of North America and her performances at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Julien’s Auctions is the auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more.
In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction and two years later, sold Michael Jackson’s jacket from “Thriller” for $1.8 million. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction in the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million. Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com . Connect with Julien’s Auctions at www.facebook.com/JuliensAuctions or www.twitter.com/JuliensAuctions or www.instagram.com/juliens_auctions .
Step Inside The New Musical The Gospel According to Heather
Tony nominee Paul Gordon’s new musical The Gospel According to Heather will premiere Off-Broadway this summer at Theatre 555, with performances beginning June 14 ahead of a June 22 opening night. The limited run will continue through July 9.
On Monday the cast premiered a few of the numbers and talked to the press. In this video meet Brittany Nicole Williams (The Prom), Maria Habeeb, Carlos Alcala, Lauren Elder (Hair), Carson Stewart, Donna Trikoff the artistic producer of Amas Musical Theatre, Katey Sagal (The Connors, Sons of Anarchy, Married with Children) as “Agatha,” Jeremy Kushnier (Atomic, Footloose) and composer, lyricist and book writer Paul Gordon.
In The Gospel According to Heather, Heather Krebs wants a boyfriend, but how can she navigate her way through high school if she might be the new Messiah? A small town in Ohio grapples with politics, religion, and teenage romance in the pop musical featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Tony nominee Gordon (Jane Eyre).
The Gospel According to Heather is being presented by Amas Musical Theatre in association with Jim Kierstead, Broadway Factor, Linda Karn and David Bryant.
All video’s by Magda Katz
Countdown to The Tony Awards: Who Will and Who Should Win in Best Performance in a Play
The countdown is on and the winners of the 2022/2023 season will be announced in a live televised ceremony on Sunday, June 11.
Here is who we think will win and who should.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica Chastain, A Doll’s House
Jodie Comer, Prima Facie
Jessica Hecht, Summer, 1976
Audra McDonald, Ohio State Murders
Jodie Comer is the darling of Broadway for her performance in Prima Facie. I do however think that Jessica Chastain’s Nora in A Doll’s House was riveting, layered and wonderfully spellbinding.
Will win: Jodie Comer
Should win:Jessica Chastain
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog
Corey Hawkins, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog
Sean Hayes, Good Night, Oscar
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
Wendell Pierce, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
I would love to see a tie in this category. Stephen McKinley Henderson’s performance in Between Riverside and Crazy, is layered and so bluntly real. He was a joy to watch and made the play. However Sean Hayes as Oscar Levant, is riveting giving a performance that sheds light onto madness while tearing up the keys on Rhapsody in Blue. He made me laugh and brought me to tears.
Will win: Sean Hayes
Should win: Stephen McKinley Henderson and Sean Hayes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Jordan E. Cooper, Ain’t No Mo’
Samuel L. Jackson, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson
Arian Moayed, A Doll’s House
Brandon Uranowitz, Leopoldstadt
David Zayas, Cost of Living
I can not get Brandon Uranowitz’s performance out of my head and it has been that way all season. Leopoldstadt opened early on and it seems I have compared every performance to his. Nothing compares.
Will win: Brandon Uranowitz
Should win:Brandon Uranowitz
The New Dramatists’ 71st Annual Benefit Luncheon With Josh Groban, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ban Platt and More
On Tuesday the New Dramatists’ 71st Annual Benefit Luncheon was held at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Broadway ballroom 6th floor and T2C was there to interview.
We were so pleased to interview Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford from Sweeney Todd, Natasha Yvette Williams from Some like It Hot, Colton Ryan (New York, New York) and Wayne Cilento (Dancin’)
Next up the honoree Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog and the Harder They Come), Miriam Silverman (The Sign in Sydney Brurstein’s Window), Jim Dale (Barnum), Eddie Cooper (Parade) and Stephen Boyer (Kimberley Akimbo)
And finally we talked to Ben Platt (Parade), Katy Sullivan (Cost of Living), Brandon Uranowitz (Leopoldstadt), Robert Horn (Shucked), Kevin Calhoon (Shucked) and Sharon Washington (New York, New York)
Tomorrow inside the event.
Top 5 Challenges With Digital Yuan Hardware Wallet
Hardware wallets for managing and storing digital assets have been created to guarantee the security of Digital Yuan transactions. To ensure the quick and secure execution of Digital Yuan transactions, various issues with the use of hardware wallets must be resolved. The top five difficulties with Digital Yuan hardware wallets will be covered in this post. Like other cryptocurrencies, you can also earn profits by investing in Digital Yuan.
Challenge 1: Compatibility issues
The introduction of the Digital Yuan hardware wallet poses several challenges, one of which is compatibility issues. The Digital Yuan hardware wallet, like any other hardware wallet, is designed to store digital currencies securely. However, the wallet must be compatible with various digital currency platforms to facilitate the transfer of the currency. The issue of compatibility arises because different digital currencies utilize different protocols, which can make it difficult for the Digital Yuan wallet to work with other wallets.
For instance, some digital currencies require the use of a specific type of wallet to store and transfer them. This requirement may be incompatible with the Digital Yuan wallet, and users may have to switch to another wallet to store or transfer their digital currency. Moreover, some digital currencies may require specific software or firmware upgrades, which may not be compatible with the Digital Yuan wallet, leading to compatibility issues.
Challenge 2: User interface and user experience
Another challenge with digital yuan hardware wallets is the user interface and user experience. While hardware wallets have been around for a while, they are still relatively new to many people. As such, they may be intimidating and difficult to use for some users. This is especially true for older people who may not be as tech-savvy as younger generations.
In addition, the user interface of some digital yuan hardware wallets may not be very intuitive or user-friendly. This could lead to users making mistakes, such as sending their digital yuan to the wrong address or accidentally deleting their wallet.
To address this challenge, hardware wallet manufacturers need to focus on designing user-friendly interfaces that are easy to navigate and understand. They also need to provide clear instructions and guidance for users on how to set up and use their hardware wallets.
Challenge 3: Security vulnerabilities
The security of digital assets is crucial, especially in the case of digital currencies like the Digital Yuan. Hardware wallets have been used as a secure way to store and manage digital assets. However, hardware wallets also face challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the security of Digital Yuan transactions.
One of the significant challenges of hardware wallets is security vulnerabilities. Despite the high level of security offered by hardware wallets, they are not completely immune to attacks.
Challenge 4: Regulatory challenges
Another significant challenge with the Digital Yuan hardware wallet is the regulatory challenges it faces. Since the hardware wallet is an integral part of the Digital Yuan ecosystem, the regulatory landscape surrounding it is complex. Regulatory challenges can arise at both the domestic and international levels.
At the domestic level, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is responsible for the regulation of the Digital Yuan, including its hardware wallet. The PBOC has issued several regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety and security of the Digital Yuan ecosystem.
Challenge 5: Cost and accessibility
One of the biggest challenges facing digital yuan hardware wallets is their cost and accessibility. While hardware wallets are known for their superior security, they are often more expensive than other types of wallets, such as software wallets. This can make it difficult for people with limited financial resources to obtain and use digital yuan hardware wallets.
In addition, the production and distribution of hardware wallets can also be limited. This is especially true in countries where the demand for digital yuan hardware wallets is low, and there may not be enough vendors or retailers to sell and distribute them. As a result, people living in remote or rural areas may not have access to digital yuan hardware wallets, which can limit their ability to participate in digital yuan transactions.
For the Digital Yuan hardware wallet to be widely used, several issues must be resolved. Compatibility problems, user interface and experience concerns, security flaws, governmental restrictions, cost, and accessibility issues are just a few of the difficulties.
How to Find the Best Certified Document Translation Services Near You
If you’re looking for certified document translation services near you, it can be overwhelming. With so many options out there, how do you know which company to choose? We’ve put together a guide to help you find the best certified document translation services in your area.
What are Certified Document Translation Services?
Certified document translation services refer to the act of translating official documents into another language while guaranteeing their accuracy and authenticity. The guarantee of accuracy comes in the form of a certification statement from the translator or providing company stating that the work was performed accurately and with accreditation.
Do Your Research:
The first step when seeking certified document translations should always involve research, as doing otherwise might lead to entrusting your essential documents to incompetent hands resulting in consequential loss of time, litigation, or resources.
To get started with researching potential companies’ expertise and reliability:
- Check online review websites like Yelp or Google Reviews – these reviews often come from past clients who are satisfied (or dissatisfied) with their experiences.
- Look into industry associations, such as ATA (American Translators Association), NCIHC (National Council on Interpreting Health Care), and IAPTI (International Association of Professional Translators). These kinds of memberships show they belong to a wider community committed to upholding quality service delivery.
- Search forums: Online forums provide excellent platforms where people seek tested people’s opinions relative to service delivery or other products.
Ask for Recommendations:
It’s not uncommon to have loved ones recommend places that provide certified translations around them- especially if they’ve undergone this process themselves before! Strive towards gathering recommendations from reputable sources who have used these said companies’ services prior to you, saving yourself both time and nerves.
Check Certifications & Accreditations:
Ensure that whoever handles your critical documentation is by going through their company or individual credentials. While certifications and accreditation demonstrate that a firm has earned credibility, there are several different kinds of accreditations to look out for when seeking certified document translation services, the most widely recognized being ISO17100:2015 certification. Obtainable from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO17100 demonstrates proof of expertise in providing quality language services.
While checking certifications is vital, it’s not enough. Predominantly, evaluations done on translators vary relative to the region; thus, accredited establishments might prove less knowledgeable relative to what you’d expect them to handle relative to where you reside.
A great way to ensure that you’re getting value for your money involves conducting prior research concerning prevailing charges so no one ends up scamming or ripping you off. When requesting quotations, ensure companies list all the following details;
- Service fees – As stated earlier, rates differ depending on location, industry focus, and languages
- Turnover time – Obtaining accurate investments takes patience and effort.
- Specific offerings– It’s helpful if firms listed precisely which files can be translated by them as some turn down specific formats of documents.
- Quality assurance- Nothing is worse than receiving error-filled translations that risk legal work or any other work’s authenticity.
When gathering quotes, lead towards professionalism with service providers exhibiting empathy while answering questions about attaining a translator suitable for your immediate project/s.
In conclusion: Always prioritize selecting established practitioners with reputations guaranteeing quality service delivery and assurances such as indemnity insurance indicating cross-border protection relative to lawsuits originating elsewhere. Remember the four steps when searching for certified document translation services near you. Researching, asking for recommendations, checking certifications and accreditations, and getting quotes from multiple companies can help you confidently choose the best service for your needs.
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