THE HOT SPOT
Labor Day Perfection at XS Nightclub

Join chic hotspot XS Nightclub at Encore this Labor Day weekend for an out of this world party filled to the brim with celebs and glitterati. Located at the center of all Las Vegas nightlife, XS is ready to present a true end-of-summer bash. With a superstar lineup and sets by Skrillex, you are bound to have an unforgettable time. Stars like will.i.am, Steve Angello, and Afrojack will be performing throughout the weekend.

The party begins this Friday September 2nd with XS debut of Dutch DJ, Sidney Samson, renowned electronic dance master, who has collaborated with artists like Katy Perry, Rihanna and Pitbull.

IN THE MIX
Sidney Samson Releases New Single

So there's electro. There's house. And there's hip hop. And what happens when you throw all three together? Well yes, cacophony, and also, Sidney Samson.

It seems the Dutch aren't just joining Americans in the crusade against prostitution and marijuana. Just last week, Amsterdam native Sidney Samson was reported leaving the studio last week with Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am, Lil' Wayne, and Lil' Jon. The first single from their sessions together, "Mutate" will feature Lil' John and will be released on Sidney's label "Rock the Houze" in a few weeks. “It’s amazing to get the opportunity to work with such great artists” Sidney says; “To my surprise, Will had already recorded vocals by Lil Wayne to one of the Hip Hop productions I had sent him."

THE BAND AID
iHeartRadio Music Festival: The Biggest Live Music Event in Radio History

Clear Channel may be giving the good people over at Pandora a run for their money. The San Antonio, Texas based media conglomerate reaches more than 154 million people and operates nearly 1,000 radio stations, reaching more than 110 million listeners every week. Yesterday, Clear Channel announced the lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place on September 23rd and 24th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

IN THE HOUSE
2011's Emerging Electronic Talent

½ . Avicii

½. Twibak

2. Alesso

Another young artist hailing from Sweden, Alesso’s tracks have been played by huge DJs such as David Guetta and Erick Morillo. Last week, Alesso opened for his inspiration, Swedish House Mafia, at Pacha Ibiza’s kick-off of this summer’s Masquerade Motel.

3. Cocodrills

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
Celebrities at the Super Bowl

Last night, plenty of stars were gathered in Dallas, TX, to see the Green Bay Packers topping the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 28-25.

Christina Aguilera messed up the National Anthem; The Black Eyed Peas performed the half-time show, Usher joined them; Cameron Diaz fed boyfriend A-Rod with popcorn; Ashton Kutcher got bored; Michael Douglas looked fine and happy with wife Catherine Zeta Jones; Maria Menounos, Jessica Szohr, Mark Salling, Hugh Jackman and Owen Wilson all grabbed primo seats to enjoy the NFL's most important game of the season.

DAILY POP
Super Bowl XLV Music Performances

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the United States. Because of this it earns the highest number of viewers per year, and gives the musical performers unrivaled exposure.

Keith Urban is slated to perform the pre-game Show. Urban is certified platinum, Grammy award winning country singer hailing from New Zealand. He plans to perform songs from his latest album Get Closer and of course a few of his number of hits.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Christina Aguilera at The Superbowl

Fox Television and The Football National League just made it official.

This year, the National Anthem will be performed by the five-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera on February 6, just before the kickoff between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium.

"I have been performing the anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true. I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event."

The Superbowl is not a first time for the Burlesque's actress as she performed during the halftime show in 2000. This year's halftime show will be performed by the Black Eyed Peas.

Just for the record, The Superbowl drew more than 153 million viewers last year.

DAILY POP
The Black Eyed Peas Know Songs They WON'T Be Performing

Everyone remembers the infamous "wardrobe malfuction" during the 2004 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers. It became larger than the game itself, at least in the eyes of the media. Since the incident, the halftime show has been performed by classic rock stars such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Prince. The Black Eyed Peas will be the first pop group to perform during the halftime show since that fabled evening.

To evade fire from the media, and cater towards the wider, family oriented america, The Black Eyed Peas are choosing to not perform one of their more popular songs, "My Humps," stating that, "We’re not playing that. It’s a club song. It’s like when I get around my mom, all my cuss words are deleted from my vocabulary. Automatically, they just leave. Super Bowl, yes, the words are not going to exist in my vocabulary. Will.I.Am supplied the quote to the New York Times.

INDUSTRY NEWS
One of The Black Eyed Peas sees dark

If The Black Eyed Peas wear sunglasses for fashion, one of their member's does it because he doesn't really have a choice. Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr. (known as APL.DE.AP) has just revealed to People Magazine that he's going blind.

The 36-year-old rapper suffers from a rare disease called nystagmus which involuntarily makes the eye move and damages the eyes' muscles. In a recent interview, the Filipino hip-hop star confessed: "Until I discovered hip hop, I felt I was not going to accomplish anything. When I dance, I picture myself and the floor in my head. I doubted myself for a long time, I'm comfortable not using my vision. I weave around my problems."

APl.DE.AP is clear-sighted enough to understand that in a few years he could become entirely blind, but he prefers focusing on his work and enjoying life as it is.

A good life lesson.

ENTERTAINING(ISH)
Ring in Tradition

I think my family would agree when I say I am the least traditional one in the family, especially when it comes to food. If there is new recipe, restaurant, or type of cuisine, I am willing to experiment. However, there is one tradition I generally uphold, which is preparing or eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.

As far back as I can remember, every New Year’s Day, we would eat three things for a good and prosperous year: pickled herring, collard greens and black-eyed peas. My grandmother would always say, “We didn’t have any money but we always had good food. We were rich in spirit.”