RED INK MAGAZINE #60 April 2024

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A Short Reflection:


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Like a Phoenix from the ashes, RED INK Magazine has risen. It is here to deliver incredible images and stories of your favorite artists, actors, singers, bands, events, models. designers and lifestyle news from the Caribbean and beyond. RED INK Magazine will always represent the people and culture of the Caribbean and West Indies, but we will not hesitate to include interesting people and culture from the rest of the world.

RED INK Magazine will be one of the trendsetter when it comes to delivering entertainment and lifestyle news to the people. We will provide updates on concerts, events and music festivals. There will be introductions of new and upcoming artists from Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop, R&B and other genres. And let’s not forget interviews and bios of all of your favorite performers that you know, love and follow. We hope you all love the internet based format; the times have changed and so have we. You can now enjoy short video clips and links within the pages of our publication. Yet, know that even though the magazine is online, it is designed to be read like a traditional magazine, turning pages and enjoying incredible, visually stunning spreads, and let’s not forget about our beautiful centerfold models that will grace the center spread of the magazine each month.

RED INK Magazine is here to stay and we aspire to be “THE” Lifestyle / Entertainment Magazine providing all of our readers with the stories and interviews they crave, the beautiful imagery they desire, and the design standard that we refuse to compromise.



Dragonball Creator, has Died at 68

Akira Toriyama was born on April 5th, 1955 in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Toriyama is best known for being the creator of the world wide sensation that is Dragonball. And he is also known for being the primary inspiration for the artists and creators of almost every other famous Manga and Anime created from the 1980’s to present day.

From an early age, Akira had a natural born love of art and drawing. He was inspired in 1961 by Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatian’s and began drawing all of the animals. He then began loving the Manga series Astro Boy. And through elementary and intermediate school he was known for drawing his favorite anime and manga characters and also anime caricatures of his friends. It was clear he had talent, and when interviewed on early inspirations, he actually gave a lot of credit to the Ultraman TV show and also Gamera and similar kaiju films. Right after high school, where he focused on art and design, he went immediately into the work force and worked as poster designer for an advertising agency. However, after three years he decided that the 9 to 5 grind was not for him and he quit. He then began submitting his early Manga works to contests in Weekly Shonen Magazine and Weekly Shonen Jump. It was at the latter where he caught the eye of the person that would become his editor, Kazuhiko Torishima.

His first contest submission was actually rejected because it was not considered original and did not meet the criteria to be in Shonen Jump; it was a parody of Star Wars. However, even though it was not accepted, Torishima took the time to write a personal letter to Toriyama and tell him that his artwork was amazing and that he should continue submitting manga to the monthly contest. And that was how his first published work, Wonder Island, was eventually published. After brief success, his next few Manga’s flopped and the

editor suggested he try drawing a female lead character. So he created the Tomato the Cutesy Gumshoe character and manga, which had some success and eventually led him to create his first true mega hit, Dr. Slump, which featured the super strong android girl Arale. Dr. Slump was serialized by Weekly Shonen Jump from 1980 to 1984 and in 1981 it earned him the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen or shōjo manga series of the year. Over time Dr. Slump sold over 35 million copies of the manga. Dr. Slump had equal success as an anime series and soon Akira Toriyama was a household name throughout Japan and Asia. The anime aired on Fuji TV in the 7PM slot Primetime on Wednesdays and this slot was held for Toriyama’s anime works for the next 18 years. The next suggestion from his editor would be to follow his other passion for Kung-Fu shows and create a Martial Arts themed manga, and hence Dragon Boy was created as a short two part series about a young boy skilled in martial arts escorting a princess home. It had immediate success and was later morphed by Toriyama into the international sensation, Dragon Ball.


Dragon Ball, created in 1984, went on to become a worldwide phenomenon, with serialization in dozens of countries, as both a manga and an anime. Dragon Ball and its follow up series, became one of the most successful and best-selling mangas of all time, selling over 350 million copies, worldwide. Dragon Ball is also credited with bringing the interest in manga and Anime to the west. Today, Dragon Ball which is synonymous with Goku can be seen in everything from worldwide advertising, right now there is a Cereal box for Reese’s Puffs that has Goku and other Dragon Ball characters as a promotion, and Goku has been in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as one of the largest and most popular floats for several years. Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super are arguably the most popular anime series ever created. And even the other juggernauts animes like One Piece and Naruto have inspiration from Dragon Ball, and their respective creators Eiichiro Oda, and Masashi Kishimoto credit Akira Toriyama as their primary inspiration. It can be argued that without Akira Toriyama, the global phenomenon of anime that we are experiencing right now would not exist.

Akira, also was the lead character artist for several videogame franchises including Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Blue Dragon, and Tobal No. 1 and 2. He also developed the model design for a mini one-person electric car for CQ motors, called the QVOLT. Other Mangas created by Toriyama include Cross Epoch,

Cowa!, Kajika and Sand Land. Cross Epoch is worth mentioning because it is actually a very special one off manga that was created jointly in 2006 with One Piece’s Creator Eiichiro Oda and features characters from both Dragon Ball and One Piece together in different roles than their usual. Sand Land is worth mentioning because it was going to be Toriyama’s first selfpublished anime movie and series and Video Game; he died before the Anime’s premiere on March 20th, 2024 and the video game will be releasing on April 25th,2024. And later this year, the new Dragon Ball Series, called Dragon Ball DAIMA is set to release as well.

An interesting fact is that in an interview, Akira Toriyama told reporters that his favorite created character was Piccolo from Dragon Ball. And in regard to this, it appears that Toriyama may have had a premonition of his impending death, because in the very last manga panel for Dragon Ball Super that he created, he actually edited the original design and added an two panel spread of Piccolo Smiling and then waving goodbye to the readers. Was it coincidence? Possibly… However the fact of the very last piece of art that Akira Toriyama’s pen touched being his favorite character, Piccolo, seemingly breaking the fourth wall and Waving goodbye to the readers just a day before his death, gives me chills. Continues on page 8


Top1100 SONGS this month

Top1100 MOVIES this month

1 - Lovin On me by JACK HARLOW

2- Angora Hills by DOJA CAT


4 - Is it over now? by TAYLOR SWIFT

5 - Greedy by TATE MCRAE

6 - Lose Control by TEDDY SWIMS

7 - Houdini by DUA LIPA

8 - Water by TYLA

9 - Paint The Town Red by DOJA CAT

10 - Exes by TATE MCRAE

1- Ghostbusters:

Frozen Empire

2- Dune: Part Two

3- Kung Fu Panda 4

4- Immaculate

5- Arthur the King

6- Late Night with the Devil

7- Imaginary

8- Love Lies


9- Cabrini

10- Bob Marley: One Love




April 5-7, 2024 Squaw Valley, CA

Venue: Palisades Tahoe

Winter Wonder Grass is all about bringing good music to people who enjoy great scenery and the excitement of the mountains.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach, raises awareness and support of marine conservation. This beachside music festival features everything from rap to country with a mix of Americana roots added to the mix.
year, the event will be held from April 5-7, 2024. This event is for all ages.
the official website for additional restrictions.
Music Festival 2024 takes place at Ft. Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale. NIGHTLIFE OUT HOTSPOTS this month Check TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024 April 5-7, 2024 Fort Lauderdale, FL Linger Address: 2030 W 30th Ave Denver, CO 80211t PH: (303) 993-3120

Continued from page 4 (Akira Toriyama)

I can speak for myself and tell you that Dragon Ball is in fact the anime series that got me and my family interested and excited about anime, it was the first anime I ever watched in my 20s and it was the first anime my youngest daughter watched at age 4 and became the theme of her 5th birthday. Anime has been a source of enjoyment and inspiration to me for the last 25 years and it is all because of Akira Toriyama. I am fairly certain hat the rest of the world shares this sentiment and I know for a fact that the saga of Dragon Ball will carry on forever with the spirit of Akira Toriayma inspiring all future manga artists involved. And if any proof is needed that Akira Toriyama is an influence the world over, just look at Lima, Peru, where one of the largest murals was just created by over 45 different artists to pay tribute to Akira Toriayma and Dragon Ball. The mural is 360 feet long and 20 feet tall, and was created right after Akira Toriyama’s death was announced, and it was unveiled to the world on March 24th , 2024 and is located on block 9 of Avenida Paseo de la República, near the National Stadium of Lima in Peru. Additionally, right after his death there were many tributes made on a larger scale. In Mexico City, thousands of people gathered in Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City and did a group Genki-Dama or Spirit Bomb. And similarly in Argentina an even larger group of over 30,000 people gathered and did the same thing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and after doing the spirit bomb, the entire crowd can be heard Chanting “Akira, Akira.” There are world leaders and celebrities that have died to a lesser send off than Akira Toriyama.

On March 1st, 2024 Akira Toriyama died of Subdural hematoma in his brain, and he had just recently under gone brain surgery to remove a tumor from his brain a few weeks prior to his death. He was only 68 and in the prime of his life and career. Akira Toriyama and his creations hold a dear spot in my heart personally and also in the hearts of his hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. The spirit of Toriyama will live on forever in his manga, anime and video game works that are enjoyed and loved by fans everywhere. Akira Toriyama, you were taken from this world far too soon, and we are grateful to have been blessed with your amazing creations. You will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in Peace good sir and say hello to King Kai for us.



Rocked Saint Cloud Florida for St. Patrick’s Day

Paradigm Party Band is an 8 piece dance band specializing in providing dynamic and engaging performances for various event segments, including General Session Openers, Trade Show Floor Opening Ceremonies, Awards Banquets, Dinners, Welcome Receptions, and closing night festivities, and Weddings. We are a REAL BAND - not a cooperative of musicians. We have been performing together as a cohesive team since 2016. We are fully self contained with audio and stage lighting. There are no hidden costs to add these items. Our band is passionate about entertaining audiences of all ages, and with our wide repertoire spanning various genres, we have the ability to cater to diverse attendee preferences. We pride ourselves on delivering memorable experiences that leave a lasting impression. Our star-studded line-up of experienced vocalists and musicians have had clients raving since 2016! Paradigm Party Band delivers time and time again covering Top 40, Variety, Classic Rock, 70's 80's 90's, Pop, Country, Latin crossover hits, and Cocktail Jazz making Paradigm one of the most diverse bands. Much more than a party band, dance band, or cover band - Paradigm is an EXPERIENCE!

Paradigm Party Band kept Saint Cloud, FL dancing ‘til 11 pm on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. They provided a concert for the annual St. Patrick’s Day event in downtown Saint Cloud. From start to finish, the entire crowd was on their feet and moving to the music. And what a musical performance it was. The band members and vocalists provided incredible covers of every genre imaginable; from May-May singing pitch perfect Whitney Houston songs, to the fast paced rendition of Pitbull’s Fireball, every note and every word was performed with absolute perfection; to the point of being unrecognizable from the original artists. Even the band matched the music note for note, with the guitarist having incredible solo rifts whenever applicable. It was a true concert and did not feel like your typical “cover” performance that you would find in a small venue or small town event.

Paradigm Party Band gives the kind of performance that could sell out a stadium, and their pride in their craft shines through in every song. Thank you for waking up the sleepy town of Saint Cloud and providing this Irishman with a memorable St. Patty’s Day event. We can’t wait to see you guys perform again. Check them out at


Lets Meet the Band Members.

Marcelo Caramuta - Technical Director

Marcelo manages all the technical aspects of Paradigm including web development and the band’s pro audio PA system. He coordinates regularly with large scale production companies to seamlessly integrate Paradigm’s audio into major productions. Additionally Marcelo is also the keyboardist for Paradigm and brings his technical skills to that position as well by designing all his sounds from scratch on 13 software synthesizers that he then plays live. This gives Paradigm that true to album sound without having to resort to tracks like most other bands do. As the original founder of Paradigm along with Kimmie Caramuta, Marcelo has been at every single performance since October 22, 2016. Marcelo was born in Madrid, Spain and had a very successful corporate career before starting Paradigm Party Band.

Kimmie Caramuta - Band Manager

Kimmie is the heartbeat of the band behind the scenes. Kimmie manages the band, manages all bookings, client relations, business networking, and sales. She sits on the board of two major industry organizations and is very active in industry circles. Kimmie also stage manages the band on site and even handles the band’s live audio as Paradigm’s A1 tech. As a founder of the band, Kimmie has been with Paradigm since the beginning. Born and raised in North Carolina, Kimmie ran a successful catering business for many years, she took that business acumen and applied it to her successful management of Paradigm Party Band.

Brianna Abregano - Director

Brianna is the driving force of Paradigm during all our events. She is not only an amazing vocalist, but she also directs the band live by calling songs as the show progresses to customize the music to each crowd. She directs the vocalists both on and off stage and coordinates seamlessly with our Music Director Jay to ensure that each performance is amazing. And when she sings she leaves crowds floored. As a founding member of the band, Brianna has been with Paradigm since inception. Brianna hails from Hawaii where she enjoyed a very successful solo career at a young age. She has excelled in everything she does having graduated as valedictorian of her university and enjoyed success not only in music, but in diverse fields such as Cybersecurity.


Jay is the literal beat of the band, he is one of the finest drummers in the business and also serves as music director for Paradigm ensuring every song sounds its very best at all times. With his on stage leadership, Paradigm is able to pivot on a dime during walk-on walk-offs, and add high energy creative touches to the music that make each performance customized to the audience interaction. As a founding member and leader, Jay has been with Paradigm since the beginning. Jay is from Florida, the state that Paradigm Party Band calls home and is a critical piece of the Paradigm team.

May is an unbelievable powerhouse vocalist with a soaring range and performances that leave audiences speechless. Her on-stage energy and chemistry with the other singers is second to none. May is a star in her own right with a thriving solo career and original music. We are thrilled she calls Paradigm Party Band her band and as a founding member she has been with us since day one. May is originally from The Philippines where she grew up in a musical family and has been performing since a very young age.

Kris Thomas - Vocalist

Kris joined Paradigm in 2021 and has been a phenomenal addition to the band with his incredible vocals, positive energy, stellar performances and crowd interaction. Kris is an accomplished artist who competed in Season 4 of The Voice, earning a spot on Team Shakira and reaching the Top 10. His self-titled debut EP was released on December 17, 2013 while his R&B cover of “I Know You Won't" by Carrie Underwood landed him a deal with Universal Republic Records.

Jay Dolphus - Music Director May Witcher - Vocalist

. Brittany Cheek - Vocalist

Brittany joined Paradigm Party Band in 2022 as the band expanded to include a fourth singer. Brittany is an incredible performer who has vast experience performing for both Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. Born in Texas and raised in Florida, she moved to New York City to continue her studies of dance, singing and acting at Marymount Manhattan College. She began her professional career at the young age of 18 and never looked back. We are lucky to have her with us. Her incredible vocal performances, positive energy, kindness, and inner and outer beauty have added so much to Paradigm. Watch her perform Shania Twain’s “Man I Feel Like A Woman” and you will see what we mean.

Berlan has been with Paradigm Party Band since the very early years. He is a world class bassist whose incredible skill and musical spontaneity are matched only by his winning personality. His dedication, passion, and skill have made him an invaluable and much loved member of the band.

Lelo is a guitar genius with 20 years of experience performing with national and international artists in live performances and studio recordings including his own album “Before The Evil Days Come”. Lelo recently Joined Paradigm Party Band full time after performing with us on many national and local dates in 2023. Lelo is a true guitar virtuoso in every style of guitar performance with a contagious joyous spirit. We are thrilled to have Lelo with us!

Berlan Henri - Bassist Lelo Garcia - Guitarist

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Photography by Victor Morales Swim-wear design by KK Swimwear by Natalia Garcia Model: Summer Alexandria Coleman


Actress, Model, & Designer for "ètè Alexandrìe”

- Get the scoop on fashion, Get the scoop on fashion, see what’s in & what’s not. see what’s in & what’ s not. Are you in? Are you in?

Summer Alexandria Coleman is a 18year-old up and coming Model, Actress and Designer. Still being inspired by those around her and seeing how people working hard, day in and day out. Being Empathetic, Intuitive & Inventive has been the drive Summer has used on a daily basis, while being able to achieve the little goals she has for herself. Until she reaches the level of where she wants to be, Summer still strives to achieve academic success.

As a model and designer, Summer still finds the time to do other meaningful duties in her home town. After graduating in late 2023 ahead of a lot of her classmates Summer works with her local “BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER” chapter in Chattanooga, TN as their “Activities & Recruitment Coordinator”. This is done on her downtime from her Modeling & Designing career. Summer will be attending UT of Chattanooga in the fall of 2024 to start her studies of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Continues on page 20


IG: @ete.ealexandrie


Continued from page 18 Red Ink Magazine had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Summer Alexandria, this is what this amazing, incredibly talented Modelr/Actress/Designer had to tell us.

RED INK: Who or what influenced you to become a designer, model & actress?

SA: As far as modeling, it was my mom. My mom modeled for her high school in our hometown and of course I wanted to be like my mom. It was my mom’s idea to start my yoga line, Été Alexandrie, because of my love for fitness wear. And acting was something I picked up in elementary school as I attended a fine arts school.

RED INK: Being so young, how do you manage your time for designing, modeling and acting?

SA: Big shout out my mom because she is my manager and makes sure I meet deadlines. She does all the communication with my agency and my manufacturer making sure everything gets done. I also know how to manage my time whenever I don’t have school so a lot of late nights getting things done.

RED INK: What are you currently working on now?

SA: Right now I am working on my next line for my brand and also I am preparing for college!

RED INK: As a designer, do you have a favorite collection you’re most proud of?

SA: Definitely my last line! I feel like

I have new ideas every time I design and get better each time. And I’m getting comfortable with creating what I like.

RED INK: If you could design a collection for a celebrity, who would it be and why?

SA: That’s a tough question! I would love to design and collaborate with a women’s basketball player as they are really in their prime! I would love to work with Angel Reese or Flau’Jae Johnson as they are really in their bag right now!

RED INK: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

SA: I definitely see myself traveling as a model, I see my line being a nationally known brand, and functioning as nurse practitioner of dermatology. I also see myself in my prime in the acting game as well.

RED INK: What can we expect next from you?

SA: You can expect some really great pictures coming out soon along with my new line coming out in September! I’m also hoping that I also can add some more pictures to my modeling portfolio.

This concludes our interview with Summer Alexandria, she is truly an amazing young woman with a full focus on what she wants to do. Support this amazing designer. Check out her social media sites.

IG: @Summeralexandria03 @ete.ealexandrie

Twitter: @summercoleman22

TikTok: @summercole064


Kimberly Smith (Manager of ètè Alexandrìe & Model Summer Coleman)


Summer Alexandria

Conner Dean – IG theconnerdean

Trisha Reddy – IG Trisha.k.reddy13

Lakyn Campbell (misswvteenusa)

IG lakyncampbell_

Hailey Dalton – IG haileydalton20

Mikayla Capil – IG Mikayla_capil

Jonti Monique – IG jonti_monique

Madison Johnson – IG Maddy.johnson5


- Amber Snow (Amber Snow Photography)

- Dez Santana

- Kimberly Smith (Royal Point Photography)

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Mourning The Passing of Peter Morgan

It is with deep sadness that we join the family, friends and fans of Peter Anthony Morgan (Peetah) in mourning his passing. As lead singer and co-founder of the GRAMMY-Awardwinning family musical group, Morgan Heritage, 'Peetah' has been a part of the VP Records family for many years. Along with his siblings Una, Gramps, Lukes, and Mojo, and Father Denroy, he contributed greatly to our success and to our shared mission to spread reggae music and it's message of love throughout the world.

Among those successes, their chart-topping albums Full Circle (2006), More Teachings (2007), and Three In One (2003) are among the key titles in the label's catalog. The group went on to win a GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album in 2015 for Strictly Roots and continue to tour globally.

“Peetah has left us much too soon” said Randy Chin, President of VP Records, "we send heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.”


Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

Atlanta, GA (Sonique Solutions)

– After a period of anticipation and excitement, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival proudly announces its return as a unified festival for 2024.

In a celebration of vibrant culture, rich traditions, and the spirit of unity, the annual festival promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for attendees from all walks of life.

In 1977, they performed at President Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Ball and since then have received their share of platinum and gold singles, albums, and other industry kudos; most notably a 1980 Grammy for “Shining Star” written and produced by Paul Richmond & Leo GrahamIn 1985, THE MANHATTANS, wanting to enhance their show by adding a female vocalist to the act, chose Regina Belle after being introduced to her by legendary New York dj Vaughn Harper. Spending two years touring with THE MANHATTANS, she appeared on the Bobby Womack-produced single, “Where Did We Go Wrong” (a duet with Gerald Alston). She also contributed to The Manhattans 1986 Columbia Records album, “Back To Basics”. A year later she was signed to the label as a solo artist.

GA: Two years ago in Kingston for the Startime Concert.

Unites as One Festival for 2024

(It was the biggest venue in the 29 year history of Startime, it was held in the National Arena. Gerald

Scheduled to take place on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th - 29th), the 37th Atlanta Caribbean Carnival will bring together communities, artistes, and enthusiasts from across the Caribbean diaspora and beyond. This year's event marks a significant milestone as it presents a cohesive and united celebration, reflecting the strength and resilience of the Caribbean culture.

Organizers of the festival, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) have diligently worked to curate a diverse lineup of events, showcasing the dynamic rhythms, artistry, colourful costumes and captivating cultural elements that define Caribbean heritage. From pulsating Soca beats to mesmerizing steel pan melodies, the festival will offer a sensory journey into the heart of the West Indies.

After 16 years with Columbia Records, lead singer Gerald Alston took his turn as a solo artist with Motown Records; while Blue Lovett, due to doctor’s concerns regarding his health, decided to turn his attention towards producing and grooming new artists. The late 1980’s found THE MANHATTANS pursuing individual interests within the industry.

In 1993, all that changed. With their 30th anniversary approaching in 1994, it was the perfect time to reunite. So, along with new members Troy May and David Tyson, a reunion tour was born.

On February 25, 1999 THE MANHATTANS were inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.

In 2003, THE MANHATTANS released their first studio album in fifteen years featuring the beautiful ballad “Turn Out The Stars” which became one of the year’s best songs. On December 9, 2014 Winfred “Blue” Lovett passed away.

On August 15, 2018, THE MANHATTANS will celebrate their 56th anniversary.

In addition, to the official downtown Atlanta Caribbean Carnival parade route featuring full street closure on May 25th as well as a relocated stage in the parking lot of the festival village (Westside Park) for the post-parade concert extravaganza, the festival season will also include the beloved Children’s Carnival on May 11th, the ACCBA J’ouvert which returns as a nighttime affair on May 24th and ‘Submerged’ a new cooler fete experience on May 26th.

On The Love & Harmony Reggar cruise 2019, RED INK Magazine had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Gerald Alston of The Manhattans. He’s a classy and an extremely humble human being. It was truly a pleasure meeting this great singer.

Regarding the citizens of Atlanta and surrounding cities getting to enjoy one Carnival experience for the first time in years, ACCBA President Patricia Tonge Edigin shared, “We are thrilled to announce the return of the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival as a unified festival for 2024. This year's event embodies the spirit of togetherness and celebrates the rich tapestry of Caribbean culture. They invite everyone to join in for a fantastic, safe and memorable time.”

RED INK: With the love that Jamaica has for you and the love that you have for Jamaica, you must love performing there; how long has it been since your last Jamaica concert?


West Coast Rapper Snoop Dogg has released a strawberry-infused GIN called INDOGGO

Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, simply put, is an icon and legend of Hip Hop. With a career spanning over 25 years, he has released hit after hit, and is an ever-constant presence in pop culture. Snoop has stayed extremely relevant and, now more than ever, has built a significant multi-cultural and cross-generational following.

In 1994 he wrote "Gin & Juice:” it was about good feelings and real experiences; it just naturally became a global anthem. Snoop has always wanted to create his own spirits brand, so it was only fitting that he created the world’s best tasting gin. In his quest for flava, he remixed seven botanicals, and infused natural fruit flavors, thus creating his masterpiece.

This juicy gin, with its laidback California style, is like no other gin in the world. It’s gluten free, low calorie with no sugar, and will leave you wanting more. Easy to mix, easy to drink, hard to forget.

INDOGGO™ Gin is the ultimate remix of seven premium botanicals infused with all-natural ingredients including strawberry, no sugar with a slightly sweet and fruity finish. Bottle Size: 750ml


2 oz. INDOGGO™ Gin

3Muddled Strawberries

3/4 oz. Lemon

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Top with Crushed Ice Strawberry slice.


1. Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker.

2. Add INDOGGO™ Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice cubes.

3. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass. Serve with crushed ice.

4. Garnish with strawberry slice.



ello again RED INK foodies! In this issue we hope you enjoy our wonderful recipe selection for this month. We are always happy to share with our readers a fun recipe for you to try. Enjoy!


Step 1

Heat oven to 400°F. Heat a 12-inch cast iron or other deep, 12inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add corn (reserve ½ cup for garnish), butter and thyme; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

While corn cooks, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl; add remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour evenly over corn..

Step 3

Transfer skillet to oven and bake 35 to 40 minutes until edges are puffed and golden and center is set but slightly wobbly (a knife inserted in center should come out clean). Let cool 5 minutes before garnishing.

Garnish Options: Combine any of the following with the reserved corn – sliced chives or green onions, cooked and crumbled bacon, sliced jalapeños, shredded white cheddar.

Recipe of the Week: Skillet Corn Bake


*Disclaimer: I am not a physician or medical professional. If you have any medical issues or concerns, please always consult your doctor before committing to a challenge. The challenges are intended for introducing small lifestyle changes in a fun and easy format.


Skillet Corn Bake

3 cans (15.25 oz. each) Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn, drained well in a colander

1/4 cup unsalted butter

2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

6 eggs

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup sour cream

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Aries will sparkle thanks to new energy in April. With the arrival of spring, you will feel a high dose of motivation to exercise, and thanks to your strong will, which you will definitely not lack during this period, you will feel great changes in a moment.

April will bring a lot of energy to Taurus. This spring month will be mostly focused on relationships. Deep contemplation and reflection of things will not be on the agenda. You will be more spontaneous, so do not be afraid to take full advantage of every opportunity, but a certain amount of prudence would be appropriate.

April will be a wild month. Gemini’s moods will change like on a roller coaster, and the need to always have the last word will strengthen. However, this approach can drive away your friends, and they will want to keep their distance from you.

April awakens strong emotions in Cancer, which this sign will not be able to control at the beginning. You can expect an uncontrolled outburst of emotions that can cause significant problems in both personal and professional life. Your behaviour will be mostly impulsive, so during this period, try to focus on inner peace and try to think things through before you say something.

April awakens in Leo sexual energy and unbridled appetite. All the topics that were taboo for you will now open up, and you will start to discover new areas of sexuality. Plan a whole weekend with your partner just for yourselves so that you can enjoy intimate moments without disturbing the tranquillity.

In April, Virgo will feel the need for tenderness and love. You will literally crave a hug from someone close, and you will not be able to get enough physical contact. But during this period, you will start to cling to many things and want everything right away, which will keep you in constant tension.

April will bring Libra a significant improvement in communication skills. You will use it the most in your work, where you will finally gather courage, stand out from the crowd and dictate your conditions.

April will bring Scorpios some emotional instability and an excess of energy. Your moods will be changing, and even minor things might throw you off balance. Therefore, it is advisable that you learn how to work with your emotions because otherwise, your changing moods could discourage your friends and family from spending time with you.

In April, Sagittarians will be in tune with their parental instincts, which will be quite strong this month. So if you have children then take them on a trip maybe to some waterpark or a similar place and let your partner enjoy some free time, maybe he can go out with his friends.

April will bring strong motivation to work and a desire for high earnings to Capricorns. You will be able to put a maximum of your energy to work, so that you will spend days and nights there. Even though at the beginning it will look like your body is dealing with it well, the tiredness will hit you later, and you might experience migraines and back pain, so do not work that much and give yourself enough rest.

Aquarians will not stop at all in April because they will become go-getters, and they will be very determined and even harsh when following their goals. You will be doing better than your boss would expect, and he/she will be amazed by your achievements. Your self-esteem will grow, and you will become a centre of attention.

April will be the month when Pisces will feel a desire for knowledge and studying. Your memory will be able to absorb an incredible amount of information; even you will be surprised by that. So you have a unique chance to start studying something that you have been thinking about for quite some time because now it is a time to overcome challenges.

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