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Rum’s Redemption The Bad Boy of Booze

GRAMMY MUSEUM Catering To The Rockstar In All Of Us

DGAF DRINK ESSENTIALS TRAVEL

TOXIC BEAUTY

LOOKS THAT KILL, LITERALLY

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I’ll always rep SL,UT, that is Salt Lake Utah for those of you outsiders

Born just a hop, skip, and a jump from down town Salt Lake City, Utah I was always venturing into the city life of the SLC. Aside from stereotypical Mormon controlled Salt Lake City the outsiders know there is much more culture and lifestyle to the city I call home. The bars, aside from the absurd alcohol laws and discrimination on us consumers of the nectar of the gods (no pun intended), are very cool and have such a unique and diverse culture that you meet some of the most genuine and real people. Living in a city where there is so much judgment and control by a religion that controls a majority, if not all, of the state you find a counter culture of people who are willing to be true to themselves and accept anyone that is chill, non judgmental, and cool to everyone just as they are. The beautiful state of Utah is the place I call home and will always call home. It houses some of the most beautiful, clean, and amazing cities and counties that I have ever experienced, as well as some of the most beautiful and gorgeous landscapes I have ever seen. Yes there are the judgmental, hardcore religious people but that is everywhere in our world, it just may be more prevelant in Utah or be more in the lime light but Utah is home to this editor of Angeles Magazine, and while I may be living in LA, Utah is and always will be home and just like the meaning of the sparrow tattoos I will always find my way back home. Ill always rep SL,UT, that is Salt Lake Utah for those of you outsiders. Live, Laugh, Love Trump Widdop editor and chief of Angles Magazine.

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orman “Sailor Jerry” Collins was the father of old-school American tattooing, a visionary craftsmen and a true

independent whose work is still revered today. The Sailor Jerry brand was started to honor the legacy of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins by bringing his classic artwork to a wider audience. The brand espouses his traditional value system, supporting all different walks of creative individuals who feel as strongly about the nature of their work as Sailor Jerry did about his. Just like The Man himself, we believe in our product, the merits of hard work, our community, and our country. We hold ourselves to the same standards of craftsmanship as Sailor Jerry himself. We like what we like, and we do what we do because we like to do it.

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TATTOO ESSENTIALS MACHINE Having the highest quality tattoo machine gives your client the highest quality tattoo in regards to artist ability. Dringenberg tattoo machines are some of, if not the best. Dringenberg & Co.

TUBES & NEEDLES It is not only legal but completely essential to have steril tattoo tubes and needles in order to protect your client. Disposable tubes and needles provide the best steril environment without having to purchase an autoclave. True Tube Company.

POWER SUPPLY A strong and consistent power supply will provide you with ample power to your machine to provide clean, consistent, and crisp lines by providing the proper speed and skin penetration. Xenon Power Supply

GLOVES It is essential to the artist and client that the artist wear medical grade exam gloves when tattooing in order to protect both the artist and the client from bacteria and body fluids. MidKnight Exam Gloves.

INK High quality tattoo ink is another very important essential for giving your client the best tattoo possible. Quality ink will also stay bright and vibrant longer and stay in the skin better. Intenze tattoo ink is some of the higher quality inks available today. Intenze Tattoo Ink. 8

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TATTOO TRAVEL GUIDE SALT LAKE Salt Lake City, UT is a very unique city in and of itself. Aside from the absurb alcohol laws this city has some good food (Red Iguana Mexican Food) and great people. The tattoo scene is also thriving, the guys and gals at Lost Art Tattoo are very professional and produce extremely good work. Lost Art is a very clean and professional shop with genuine, nice, and very experianced artists. Lost Art Tattoo Red Iguana Mexican Food

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LAS VEGAS Las Vegas or also known as Sin City is an adult play land with non stop partying, gambling, drinking, amazing night life, and other vices that are probably not legal even in Las Vegas. Although the home of glitz and glamour Las Vegas houses some of the best tattoo shops and best tattoo artists in the world. Starlight Tattoo is no exception, Mario Barth has won numerous tattoo awards and is praised in the tattoo community as a god father of tattooing. Should you find yourself stumbling around on the strip and thinking about getting a tattoo stop into Startlight Tattoo and get it done right. Startlight Tattoo

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Los Angeles is a monster of its own. It is a city that has got much history and is very diverse which provides the population and tourists of LA with many options on amazing food and great nightlife. Aside from the shear size of LA there is a great tattoo culture within this major city. Corey Miller of Six Feet Under Tattoo Parlor is on of the nations best black and grey tattoo artist as well as an amazing color tattoo artist. Swing in to Six Feet Under and get some new ink by one of the best in the nation. Six Feet Under Tattoo Parlor

MIAMI Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. Among all of its achievements Miami is also home to Miami Ink Tattoo Shop that had its own tv show on TLC which debuted some of the top tattoo artists in our nation. Next time your in Miami it wouldnt be a bad idea to stop in to Miami Ink and talk with some amazing artists about your next tattoo. Miami Ink TLC


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MOJITO A Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular in the island. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear highball a popular summer drink. 12

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RUM & COKE The Rum and Coke has contending stories as to its history, but it is known that American Troops introduced Coca Cola to Cuba during the Spanish American War. At that point in time, rum and cokes were considered exotic, as Coke was an interesting potion containing both coca leaves and cola nuts a very refreshing and popular summertime drink.

PAMPERO STORM This sophisticated limeand-rum cocktail is finished with Pampero Aniversario, a rich, aged rum from South America. The refreshing flavors of the lime, ginger syrup, and soda makes this cocktail a summertime favorite. Made with Pampero Especial Rum and Pampero Aniversario it is a potent drink as well. The Pampero Storm makes the heat of summer more bearable by making you just forget about it.


COCKTAIL ESSENTIALS NAMBE COCKTAIL SHAKER No matter what your poison is, chances are you will enjoy a cocktail made with the Nambé Twist 10-Inch Cocktail Shaker. With its stunning design and chic minimalism, the cocktail shaker makes the art of drinking a multisensory experience. Like most Fred Bould creations, the Nambé has alas been inspired by cascading water and hence the spiraling helix shape is no happenstance. Made of sand-cast metal and polished to a bright mirror finish, the shaker also features a thin black rubber ring into the lid for a snug fit. $143.95

ENDURANCE JUICER If you need fresh juice for cocktail mixing, make quick work of juicing lemons and limes with this easy to use stainless steel hand juicer. $34.99

ALUMINUM CUBE JIGGER The design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measurements used to mix alcoholic drinks into the smallest possible dispenser. The form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups from which sake is sipped at the corners. $21.01

KILO KAI Start with an island that was once home to pirates and American revolutionaries. Then throw in three generations of Master Distillers. Now you’ve got something interesting. Now you’ve got real rum hand-crafted by people who know rum.

ZACAPA 23 Wonderfully complex, generous and full-bodied, a great depth of raisined fruit and apricot preserves, intense heart of savoury oak, nutmeg, leather and tobacco with notes of coffee and delicately sweet vanilla, balanced with a spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger on the pleasantly astringent finish; truly a rum for the discerning palate.

SAILOR JERRY The Sailor Jerry brand was started to honor the legacy of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins by bringing his classic artwork to a wider audience. The brand espouses his traditional value system, supporting all different walks of creative individuals who feel as strongly about the nature of their work as Sailor Jerry did about his.

ORONOCO Taste the rum with the soul of Brasil, Oronoco. Crafted from fresh-cut mountain cane, it’s naturally smooth and naturally sensuous. The heart of our rum is crafted from freshcut Brazilian mountain cane. Most rums are made from dark, syrupy molasses—a by-product of the refined sugar industry.

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SHAMPOO NO. OF CHEMICALS: 15 MOST HARSH: Polythylene terephthalate. POSSIBLE SIDEEFFECTS: Linked to cancer; infertility; hormonal disruptions and damage to the body’s organs.

perfume NO. OF CHEMICALS: 250 MOST HARSH: Benzaldehyde. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Irritation to mouth, throat and eyes; nausea; linked to kidney damage.

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ou’ve been dying to try that new shampoo that’s supposed to make your hair thick, lush and shiny. You can’t wait to use that new exfoliating scrub because the label tells you that it’s going to make your skin soft and glowing. You love that new cologne; every time you wear it you get so many compliments on how great you smell! You love these products and how they make you look and feel, but did it ever occur to you that what you put on your hair or your skin could make you sick? Did you know these products contain chemicals, toxins and hormones that can cause anything from an unsightly rash to learning difficulties to birth defects and even cancer? Even though each product may contain a limited amount of these toxins, please keep in mind, most people use several products each day, from the moment they wake up (soap, shampoo, conditioner, shave cream, deodorant, toothpaste, hand soap, make up) until they go to bed. After many years of daily use, these toxins accumulate in your body to cause

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the ailments I’ve listed above, among many others. If they cause these concerns for adults, just imagine the damage they can do to children who are smaller and weigh less. Although each product you may use may contain a restricted amount of chemicals, hormones and toxins, they can, and many times they do cause a myriad of damage to us all. Not only are these beauty products toxic for humans, they are toxic to the environment, as well. Many of these products are made with petroleum-based ingredients, which contributes to global warming. Did you know that if you switch just one bottle of a petroleum based product for a vegetable based product we could save 81,000 barrels of oil in one year. How’s that for incentive to switch? So now you decide it’s time to go “green”, you go to the health food store and purchase “Organic” or “Natural” products and you no longer have to worry about these concerns...or do you?


EYE SHADOW NO. OF CHEMICALS: 26 MOST HARSH: Sodium Lauryl Sulphate; Tetrasodium and Propylene Glycol. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Irritation; possible eye damage.

lipstick NO. OF CHEMICALS: 33 MOST HARSH: Polymenthyl methacrylate. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Allergies; links to cancer.

blusher NO. OF CHEMICALS: 16 MOST HARSH: Ethylparabens, Methylparaben, Popylparaben. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Rashes; irritation; hormonal disruptions.

deodorant NO. OF CHEMICALS: 15 MOST HARSH: Isopropyl Myristate, ‘Parfum’. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Irritation of skin, eyes and lungs; headaches; dizziness; respiratory problems.

body lotion NO. OF CHEMICALS: 32 MOST HARSH: Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Polyethylene Glycol, which is also found in oven cleaners. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Rashes; irritation; hormonal disruptioin. April 2011

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he GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the enduring legacy of all forms of recorded music. Opened in December 2008, the Museum occupies a dynamic new space in downtown Los Angeles, and features four floors of exciting and interactive exhibits for all generations. The GRAMMY Museum features four floors of exhibits exploring the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the enduring legacy of all forms of recorded music. One-ofa-kind artifacts, films, and interactive experiences join together with exciting design, compelling interpretation, and plenty of music to create an amazing and immersive Museum experience.

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ith four floors of rich exhibits and interactive displays, the GRAMMY Museum has emerged as a world-class music institution. When you walk into the GRAMMY Museum — the four-story, 32,000-square-foot facility located conveniently within the L.A. Live entertainment complex in the heart of downtown Los Angeles — you enter a musical mecca. Before reaching the escalator, which leads up to the Museum’s fourth floor, you’re greeted by an original drum kit played by the Who’s Keith Moon. And if you had walked into the GRAMMY Museum just a few weeks prior, you would have been met by a psychedelic 1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet custom-painted for Janis Joplin. Since its grand opening on Dec. 6, 2008, the GRAMMY Museum has made a name for itself as a must-see musical destination, one that is sure to quench the thirst of serious and casual music fans alike. From the detailed history behind the prestigious GRAMMY Awards and its vast and storied recipients to the mysteries behind the creative process of making music, the Museum is a statement of music’s indelible mark on the culture of yesterday, today and tomorrow. “The GRAMMY Museum is constantly evolving but our core mission remains the same: to tell the story of making music in a new and exciting way,” says Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “We’ve made great strides in contributing to not only the music community but also to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles.”

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“The GRAMMY Museum was more than 20 years in the making, and definitely worth the wait for the perfect time and opportunity,” says Neil Portnow, Recording Academy President/ CEO and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board of Directors. “With our location in the heart of L.A.’s new and growing entertainment district, the Museum will have a huge impact on the city, local students, worldwide visitors, and the culture of music.” Aside from walls filled with content-rich interactive displays, on the fourth floor visitors will find the Crossroads exhibit — an interactive table exploring more than 100 genres of music and featuring photos, songs and stories detailing the genre and its impact. Interested in death metal? With one tap of the screen you’ll find all you need to know about the genre, from where it came from to how it influenced other genres and how it’s continuing to evolve. Not to be missed is the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gallery. Launched in September 2010, the gallery is an expansion of the Museum’s Songwriters Mezzanine and features interactive kiosks where visitors can “collaborate” on songs with Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Desmond Child, Hal David and Lamont Dozier. The fourth floor is also currently home to Roy Orbison: The Soul Of Rock & Roll. Launched in celebration of Orbison’s 75th birthday, the recently debuted special exhibit introduces fans and new generations alike to the life behind the iconic GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient — from his signature black-framed sunglasses and a handwritten set list to several guitars and a plethora of photos and archived footage. The Museum’s third floor showcases the intersection of art and technology with Roland Live, a permanent installation with Roland electronic instruments that offers visitors the chance to actually participate in the music-making process. The interactivity continues with In The Studio, which features eight self-contained pods guiding visitors through the various unique stages of the recording process. Visitors to the third floor are also greeted by a giant replica of the iconic GRAMMY Award and invited to sample everything GRAMMY — from the feeling of arriving at Music’s Biggest Night to the history, excitement and glamour of the world’s premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. Wander another flight down to the second floor and you’ll find yourself in the recently christened 200-seat Clive Davis Theater, the intimate home to many of the GRAMMY Museum’s exclusive programs that have seen artists such as Buddy Guy, Rosanne Cash, Heart, John Legend, Yoko Ono, and Train, among many others, take the stage for unique one-on-one chats and acoustic performances. In accordance with its mission to serve the community as an educational resource, in April the Museum launched a new initiative called Jam Sessions. Taking place in the Clive Davis Theater, the program offers Los Angeles-area high school students the opportunity to play music with guest artists prior to their public programs. “Our public and educational programs are like no other music museum, providing a more connected, intimate experience for visitors,” says Santelli.

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The GRAMMY Museum is constantly evolving but our core mission remains the same: to tell the story of making music in a new and exciting way


Photos: Bob Marley, Messenger Exhibit Photography By: Trump Widdop April 2011

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Outside the theater, the second floor is home to the Museum’s special exhibits gallery, which currently features an exploration of John Lennon’s early influences and beyond in John Lennon, Songwriter; and a tribute to 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand featuring, among other items, the pantsuit Streisand wore onstage at the 22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1980 when she performed “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” with Neil Diamond. Bob Marley, Messenger — the Museum’s latest exhibit, launched on May 11 — explores the iconic artist’s role as the catalyst for the evolution of reggae and his overall influence on music and culture. Visitors can view rare photographs, more than 40 artifacts, including Marley’s famous Les Paul guitar, and participate in an interactive drumming station that demonstrates how to play a reggae beat. In early 2009 the Museum was fortunate to be the beneficiary of eight elaborately embellished jackets and two bejeweled gloves, donated by Michael Jackson himself for the Michael Jackson: HIStyle exhibit. With the King of Pop dying tragically months later, the exhibit became a refuge of sorts, with fans traveling from all over to get a glimpse of some of Jackson’s belongings and celebrate his musical legacy. Other past Museum exhibits have included Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, the ‘60s-themed Strange Kozmic Experience and Elvis At 21: Photographs By Alfred Wertheimer. Further exemplifying its growing standing as a vital musical institution, the Museum recently announced a new initiative with The Recording Academy and Gucci and will lead an effort to assess and preserve the recent discovery of a Muzak archive containing more than 20,000 historical master recordings of American music dating back to 1934. While the GRAMMY Museum has made a sizable impact in just two and a half years, there is an even brighter future on the horizon. “2012 is already shaping up to be busy year for the museum,” says Santelli. “Among other things, we’ve signed on to curate at least four new exhibits, will play a major role in the much-anticipated Woody Guthrie centennial celebration and will continue to grow our public programs roster. While it’s true that we’ve come a long way since opening our doors, we won’t be slowing down any time soon.”

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Our public and educational programs are like no other music museum, providing a more connected, intimate experience for visitors


Photos: Bob Marley, Messenger Exhibit Photography By: Trump Widdop April 2011

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uburban Noize Records revealed today that Madchild, emcee for veteran Vancouver, British Columbia Hip Hop group the Swollen Members has been banned from the United States. The emcee has been denied access by US customs officials, upon trying to cross the border. In a statement, Madchild said the following: “I was on my way to meet my brothers in Swollen Members to perform some shows in the United States. I went to go through customs at the Vancouver Airport, and I was pulled into the customs waiting room. I must have sat there for three hours before I was even called up to the desk, which was odd considering there was hardly anybody else in there waiting. When I was finally called up, the agent started questioning me about being a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and when I replied, ‘No,’ he just continued to repeat the question over and over again. After five more hours of waiting, watching him go back and forth, looking on the Internet and asking me the same questions over and over

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again, I was finally called to the front desk. He asked me another series of questions and after a total of eight and a half hours of questioning I was told that I was officially banned from entering the United States.” The emcee continued, “The thing that is frustrating to me is that I am being judged for the people I associated with and for some trouble I had back when I was a minor over 16 years ago. In the last year I’ve managed to defeat my drug addiction and really worked on changing my life to become a better person. I’ve even started speaking at high schools here in Canada to talk to kids about the perils of drug addiction and hopefully use my journey to inspire the youth to avoid the pitfalls that I fell into. It’s extremely disheartening to me to know that after turning my life around, it feels like a second chance is evading me. Unfortunately when entering the United States, I’m not judged on the person I am today, but rather on my appearance and whoever the customs officials perceive me to be, which is discrimination.”


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