Sola Salon Studios® Completing Construction Soon of Its New Location in Geneva, Illinois

 Sola Salon Studios, the premier salon studios concept for established beauty professionals, is pleased to share that construction is underway of a new location in Geneva, IL. Scheduled for completion in April 2022, this premier salon facility includes 32 private studios in three sizes. This new Sola is located at 1610 Commons Drive in the Geneva Commons shopping center, having great visibility with its primary entrance facing Randall Road. Sola will soon be able to support established salon professionals and their clients in the nearby communities of Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and surrounding areas.

Sola Salon Studios is the leader in the salon studios market, more than doubling in size in the last five years. As the most dominant salon studio concept in the segment, Sola Salon Studios has created a turnkey solution for beauty professionals to explore a better life as an entrepreneur and to become an independent owner of their own salon business.

Sola’s Mission: To inspire and support beauty professionals to chase their dreams, elevate their careers, and experience the freedom of salon ownership.

Sola is driven by its desire to use real estate to help aspiring business owners achieve their dreams and its model offers a compelling option for established beauty professionals who want to explore the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without the risk and overhead of a traditional salon. Sola stylists are given the ability to customize their own fully-equipped studio and set their own hours. In addition, they set their own pricing and receive full commission on retail products.

“The Chicago market has seen strong business growth, particularly at and around the western suburbs,” said Christina Russell, CEO of Sola Salon Studios. “Our expansion here will give salon professionals a new, affordable way to grow their business on their own terms. With the addition of this space, consumers who live and work nearby will have more choices for experienced hairstylists, cosmetologists, estheticians and other professional salon services in their area. We’re very excited to bring these opportunities to the community surrounding Geneva.”

Features of the new studios include private one-on-one spaces with ample storage, oversized sliding/locking doors, floor-to-ceiling walls for privacy, all utilities, WiFi, and full-spectrum lighting. Studio leases are currently available. Pre-construction specials for interested salon professionals include two weeks free rent; $250 in retail products through Sola’s exclusive supplier BeautyHive; free professional liability insurance for 1 year; and free professional painting of studios. For more information about leasing opportunities contact the Leasing Manager at 224.279.8822 or via email:

About Sola Salon Studios

In 2004, Sola Salon Studios was established with the opening of its first location in Denver, Colorado. Now with more than 600 locations open in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, Sola is proud to offer 16,000+ independent beauty professionals the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without the risk and overhead of opening a traditional salon. Its innovative salon model empowers hairdressers, estheticians, nail techs, massage therapists and other like-minded professionals to take control of their lives and their careers. Sola provides beauty professionals with beautiful, fully-equipped salon studios alongside the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time. For more information, please visit

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Marvel Studios’ Eternals costumes to debut at Smithsonian’s “FUTURES” Nov. 20

An insider look at Marvel Studios’ newest film Eternals will debut Nov. 20 as part of the groundbreaking new Smithsonian “FUTURES” exhibition at the historic Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Exploring new evolutions in storytelling and world-building, the display will feature five original costumes from the movie and new behind-the-scenes details of how new technologies are enhancing the ability of cinema to illustrate new futures.

On view through July 2022, “FUTURES” will be the first major building-wide exploration of the future on the National Mall and will temporarily reopen America’s oldest national museum for the first time in nearly two decades. The part-exhibition, part-festival will celebrate the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary with more than more than 150 objects, ideas, prototypes and installations that fuse art, technology, design and history to help imagine possible futures on the horizon.
Eternals is the newest storyline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, originally a futuristic comic book series created and written in 1976 by the legendary Jack Kirby and now brought vividly to life by Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao. The epic story, spanning thousands of years, features a group of immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy, the Deviants, to fight for the future.

“Since comics first came to prominence in the U.S. in the 1930s, they’ve flourished as an exciting new form of storytelling featuring entire universes with their own languages, cultures, people, heroines and places,” said Ashley Molese, curator at AIB. “Leaping from comic page to the screen, Marvel has helped create a whole new experience of world-building and future casting. ‘Eternals’ takes some radical approaches to filmmaking by playing with scale and visual effects in ways never seen before in the MCU, time traveling through humanity’s earliest civilizations to beyond the cosmos.”

Visitors will be able to come face to face with original costumes of Sersi (Gemma Chan), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Druig (Barry Keoghan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) within the exhibition’s Futures that Inspire hall, a space designed to explore leaps of imagination. Exclusive behind-the-scenes content will look at the evolution from sketch on paper to visual effects to finished film. A new cinematic augmented-reality experience, also available via iOS app, will introduce a technique of immersive storytelling that invites visitors to discover new interactive movie-like worlds.

“We share stories as a way to imagine endless other possibilities and to more fully understand others’ visions for the future,” said Rachel Goslins, director of AIB. “‘FUTURES’ is designed to help us push beyond what we think we may know. The ability to imagine new worlds in a way that feels emotional and real is a powerful tool to bring new visions to life.”

The Eternals display joins other comic and science-fiction inspired artwork that showcase the visual language and cultural creative power of future world-building, including a new comic concept for “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Native American artist Jeffrey Veregge, the typewriter of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, an Afrofuturism-inspired artwork set in an imagined Black utopia in “Cosmic Listening” by Stacey Robinson, the award-winning video game “Never Alone” that transforms the oral storytelling tradition of the Iñupiat tribe into a beautifully realized playable adventure, a seminal painting by 1960s space art visionary Chesley Bonestell, new promotional posters of speculative Smithsonian exhibitions debuting in the year 2071 by artist Brian Miller and more.

“It’s exciting to see Eternals costumes on display at the Smithsonian in this new FUTURES exhibit,” said Nate Moore, who, along with Kevin Feige, is the producer of the film. “Imagination, storytelling and world-building form the foundation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and these costumes are great examples of that. Immense thought and detail went into their design, created by Ryan Meinerding and his visual development team and costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ, and we hope visitors will find themselves transported into the world of Jack Kirby and the Eternals while viewing them.”


“FUTURES” is the Smithsonian’s first major building-wide exploration of the future and will temporarily reopen its oldest museum for the first time in nearly two decades. The part-exhibition, part-festival, designed by award-winning architecture firm Rockwell Group, will celebrate the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary with more than 150 awe-inspiring objects, ideas, prototypes and installations that fuse art, technology, design and history to help visitors imagine many possible futures on the horizon. A digital “FUTURES” Guide by award-winning firm Goodby Silverstein & Partners will launch early 2022.
On view Nov. 20 through July 6, 2022, “FUTURES” will be open every day except Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission will be free, and no timed tickets are currently required. For more information and to plan a visit, the public can go to

“FUTURES” is made possible by a select group of sponsors and supporters: Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, Bell Textron Inc., Jacqueline B. Mars, John and Adrienne Mars, the Embassy of the State of Qatar, David M. Rubenstein, and SoftBank Group. Major support is also provided by the Annenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kevin S. Bright and Claudia W. Bright, and Robert Kogod. Additional funding is provided by Accenture, John Brock III, Events DC, First Solar, Ford Motor Company, Wendy Dayton, Charlie and Nancy Hogan, the Suzanne Nora Johnson and David Johnson Foundation, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, MedWand Solutions, National Football League, the National Football Players Association and Oracle.

About the Arts and Industries Building

The Arts and Industries Building (AIB) opened in 1881 as the country’s first National Museum, an architectural icon in the heart of the National Mall. Its soaring halls introduced millions of Americans to wonders about to change the world—Edison’s lightbulb, the first telephone, Apollo rockets. Dubbed “Palace of Wonders” and “Mother of Museums,” AIB incubated new Smithsonian museums for over 120 years before finally closing to the public in 2004. “FUTURES” is a milestone first step in the long-term plan to renovate and permanently reopen this landmark space.
About Marvel Studios’ Eternals

Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.

Chloé Zhao directed the film and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The story is by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo. Marvel Studios’ Eternals opened in U.S. theaters Nov. 5.

Sky Studios and Birmingham Repertory announce final writers for Sky Comedy Rep

  • Partnership between Sky Studios and Birmingham Repertory Theatre aims to discover and develop new comedy writing talent from across the UK
  • Over 750 people applied, with eleven writers now starting the six-month paid programme
  • Further mentors confirmed for the scheme include Holly Walsh, Emma Fryer, Robin French, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Sky Comedy Rep, a partnership between Sky Studios and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, announce they have selected eleven writers to take part in the scheme that aims to discover and develop new regional comedy writing talent from across the UK.

Over 750 aspiring comedy writers applied for the Birmingham-based scheme by sending a sample of a one act play set around the simple premise of a meeting on a park bench. The chosen writers, who come from Bradford, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, London and South Wales, will now go on to develop their one act plays though a six-month paid programme of workshops and mentoring.

Their mentors will be some of the best comedy writers in the business, including Holly Walsh (Motherland, The Other One) Emma Fryer (Home Time) Robin French (Cuckoo), Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Timewasters) and Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Breeders, Hitmen) who will join the likes of Meera Syal, Simon Blackwell, Danny Brocklehurst and Guz Khan as mentors on the scheme, with Dame Julie Walters as Patron.

The writers met in Birmingham for the first time over the weekend at a workshop led by The REP’s Artistic Director, Olivier Award-winning Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote) and Sky Studios Creative Director of Comedy, BAFTA Award-winning Anil Gupta (Goodness Gracious Me, The Office), who oversee the initiative.  

Anil Gupta, Creative Director of Comedy at Sky Studios, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response to this scheme and the strength of talent we saw in the applications. We have found eleven truly exceptional writers who hail from all over the UK, and whose unique voices tap into the humour of where they are from. They have exciting futures ahead of them and Sky Studios are proud to be helping them on their path.”

Sean Foley, Birmingham REP Artistic Director said: “I am incredibly excited to help these nine brilliant comedy writers take their first steps in this fantastic industry.  Developing and nurturing new talents is a cornerstone of everything The REP does and it is especially thrilling to see such a diverse group of individuals, hailing from  backgrounds and from all over the UK. These writers have very promising futures ahead of them and I cannot see where their journey will take them”. 

The programme will culminate in a live staging at the three-day Sky Comedy REP Festival at The REP early next year, featuring up-and-coming actors and emerging directors. 

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About the new writers

Rhianna Ilube, Bristol

Rhianna is a Bristol-based playwright and facilitator. She is Associate Artist with Coney, a member of the Royal Court writers group, and Artist-in-Residence at The Advocacy Academy. She started her career organising interactive events for NGOs, before moving to Berlin (post-break-up haze) where she learned basic German, put on even more interactive events and discovered scriptwriting.

Jingan Young, London

Jingan writes for stage and screen. A devoted fan of the rom-com (Meet-cutes! Miscommunication! Unattainable, meticulously curated lifestyles!), her admirable attempt to write one – No 2 Daughter – is currently in development with Greenacre Films. She spearheaded and edited the BESEA play collection ‘Foreign Goods’ published by Oberon Books. Meeting those writing and teaching deadlines often involves late night dumpling feasts. 

Ashfaq Gorsi, Manchester

Ash is an Actor & Writer from Manchester, or at least that’s what he tells his mum! He is currently performing for The Northern Comedy Theatre in a UK Tour ‘All Above Board’ written by British comedy Legend Nigel Planer. Ash spent two months in LA taking acting classes and looking for Will Smith. He began writing his daily musings in a journal, that led to writing two short films. The self-proclaimed Curry Kid is said to be #KeenAsMustard to be creating art on stage. In his own words ‘Who needs Shakespeare when you’ve got Shafiqspeare.’

Ryan Walker-Edwards, Birmingham

Ryan describes himself as just a normal guy from Brum. As well as writing, Ryan’s acting work includes ’The Archers, Doctors, Uncertain Kingdom: Sucka Punch’, and has recently been commissioned by BBC Arts to write and produce two short radio projects. Outside of all that good stuff, Ryan co-founded an electronic music platform Incognito Radio. 

Rob Carter, London

Rob Carter is an actor/comedian based in London, who is looking to irritate purists and add ‘/writer’ to his bio. He has performed as his alter ego – a dreadful writer called Christopher Bliss – at the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and making spoof film reviews for Amazon Prime. Winner of the Musical Comedy Awards and finalist at the BBC New Comedy Awards, Rob also won Best Foreign Short at the LA Comedy Festival for his first short film The Raisin.

Drew Vida Marke, London

Drew is a writer from London who developed a passion for make-believe worlds after one too many trips to Disney World. After therapy to ween her off that mouse-ear magic, she turned her only-child energy to writing, which she did alongside a corporate job. But at a certain point, she decided that writing brought her the kind of joy that an open plan office (albeit with free coffee and pastries) did not. She has been selected for Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting, the BFI’s Best of Year list, the BBC hotlist and won a Film London Borough Award.

Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Leighton Buzzard and Westcliff-on-Sea

Ed Amsden & Tom Coles are a comedy writing partnership whose broadcast credits include Dead Ringers and The News Quiz. Their career ambition is to write authentic television sitcoms with a distinct working class voice, and they’re thrilled to be involved in this exciting opportunity.

Mari & Lowri Izzard, Bridgend South Wales

Actor/Writer duo Mari & Lowri Izzard are identical twins hailing from working class roots in Bridgend, South Wales. Whilst filming together on comedy feature “Brian & Charles” (Film4/BFI), Mari & Lowri realised they actually really enjoyed working together! This is the duo’s first (official) writing collaboration together. 

Kat Rose-Martin, Bradford

Kat’s glittering career has taken her from being a papergirl in Buttershaw, to a girl surrounded by scribbled paper plotlines in another part of Bradford, not even 10 minutes away in the car – if the traffic’s good. On the way she’s performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, written for Holby City; attended an LA writers room from the comfort of her bedroom (thanks Zoom!) and had her foot run over by a golf cart when doing promo work for dairy free butter.

About Sky Comedy REP 2021

Selected writers were asked to submit sample pages for a short, one act comic play. This year each play will be based around the simple premise of a meeting or situation that develops around a Park Bench.  That’s it. Could be anyone, anywhere, anytime. But it has to be funny.

The selected writers will now enter an intensive Writer Development Scheme which will develop their initial idea and hone their writing talent. 

Each writer will be allocated an experienced mentor who will work with the writers in one to one sessions to develop their ideas. 

The new writers will get the opportunity to participate in masterclasses; workshops and table reads with actors and directors. This development will be based at Birmingham REP, with guidance throughout from both Birmingham REP and the Sky Studios Development team.

Fleabag, Chewing Gum, The League of Gentlemen – all started as live performance. Having your work performed in front of an audience is the best way to answer the ultimate comedy question – is it funny?

The scheme will culminate in a live staging at the three-day Sky Comedy REP Festival in March 2021. The festival will consist of a programme of events including three short plays per evening, performed in the 300 seat Studio Theatre at Birmingham REP.  A special ‘Repertory Company’ of actors will come together under the direction of emerging directing talent to perform the plays in front of an audience.

About Sky Studios

Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe.

We develop, produce and fund original drama, comedy and documentary for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky Originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, Bafta-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Das Boot, Riviera and Britannia, Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky Originals, such as The Third Day with Jude Law, I Hate Suzie, co-created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper and BAFTA-nominated hit comedy, Brassic.

We’re an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else.

With commissioning talent and production capability across the UK, Germany and Italy, we understand local tastes across Europe better than anyone else and have plans to more than double our investment in original content by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBCUniversal.

We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural economy and global production sector with equity stakes in several production companies in the UK and the US, including Great British Bake-Off creator Love Productions, and the premier reality crime producer in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, creator of long-running hit Snapped. Sky Studios has invested in high quality factual specialists Blast! Films, True North Productions, and Transistor Films; natural history producer True to Nature; drama producers The Lighthouse and Longboat Pictures; and growth businesses Sugar Films, Chrysalis Vision, and Talos Films (US).

Sky Studios launched in June 2019. The senior leadership team is Chief Executive Officer, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Commissioning, Drama Gabriel Silver, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Studios Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Studios Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

About Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is the only producing theatre in the UK’s Second City.

The oldest building-based theatre company in the UK, The REP has an unparalleled pioneering history and has been at the forefront of theatre in this country for over 100 years. It is a registered charity (number 223660).

The REP’s mission is to create artistically ambitious popular theatre for, by and with the people of Birmingham and the wider world.

The commissioning and production of new work lies at the core of The REP’s programme and over the last 15 years, the company has produced more than 130 new plays. As well as presenting over 60 productions on its three stages every year, the theatre tours its productions nationally and internationally. The REP’s acclaimed learning and outreach programme is one of the largest and most diverse of any arts organisation in the country. Every year we have over 70,000 contacts with young people and adults in the community on projects from drama or writing workshops to large-scale productions. The REP is also committed to nurturing new talent through its youth theatre groups, and it offers training for early career writers, directors, and artists through its ground-breaking REP Foundry theatre makers programme.

Many of The REP’s productions go on to have lives beyond Birmingham. Recent tours and transfers include The Lovely Bones, Brief Encounter, Nativity! The Musical, What Shadows, LOVE, The Winslow Boy, The Government Inspector, Of Mice and Men, Anita and Me, Penguins and The King’s Speech. The theatre’s long-running production of The Snowman celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as its 22nd consecutive season at London’s Peacock Theatre in 2019.

Create Studios Certifies as a Kentico Xperience Gold Partner

Create Studios is known for providing medium and large businesses with enterprise-level digital transformation solutions. Known for our reputation in the legal sector as well as assisting clients expand their digital presence globally – Create Studios has once again chosen to align with Kentico Xperience as their preferred digital platform. Kentico Xperience provides their clients with the features and scalability they need.

“Our customers are savvy and understand the quickly evolving digital marketing space,” said Christopher Berry, Managing Director of Create Studios. “By using Kentico Xperience, we feel confident that we will be able to cover all our customers’ needs, deliver the project on time and satisfy their project objectives.”

About Create Studios
Create Studios is an digital marketing agency specialising in web design and development services that produce sales, generate leads or otherwise return revenue to your business.

Since 2005, Create Studios has developed itself as a boutique agency that is big enough and has enough resources to tackle even large-scale projects but remains small enough to retain a personal touch and close client relationships.

The core of the Create Studios business is designing and building all websites – big and small. So, whether you need a large e-commerce website, a campaign microsite, a complex customer portal or anything in between – we can help.

About Kentico Xperience
Kentico Xperience is the award-winning digital experience platform that combines content management, digital marketing, and commerce. Available on-premises or in the cloud, Kentico Xperience is an easy-to-use solution for modern websites. It provides personalized experiences and integrates seamlessly into any technology stack. Kentico Xperience empowers companies and brands to increase customer engagement, deliver personalized content to the right audience, and optimize performance to win more clients. Its advanced capabilities, short time to value, and ease of use are backed by market-leading support and a global network of implementation partners.

Kentico Xperience was first introduced in 2004 by Kentico Software, a technology company headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, Singapore, and Australia. Kentico has more than 1,000 digital solution partners and powers over 30,000 websites across 120 countries. Customers using Kentico Xperience include Allergan, BDO, Konica Minolta, Land O’ Lakes, PPG, and Red Cross.

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Kalayogin Studios launches

Music has always played an important role in our lives.

kerala, India, 15 May 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, It is like a friend who is always there, when we feel sad, alone, happy, in love, even while doing workouts, and many more. Studies say that music releases a chemical in our brain that helps us to focus. It has many advantages but also has many disadvantages. It’s something which is just felt hence it’s par all language barriers.

Showbiz is a huge business. If it is dark, there is light too. You never know what happens next, but these industries have made a huge impact on the world. Mostly in the business world in a short span of time. With its rising popularity, music industries and organizations dealing with it have come into the limelight. The scope of these organizations nowadays is huge. All things considered, there is still a lot of space for development and markets. Created to improve average workers and minority portrayal in the music business, Industry Access incorporated instructional meetings, workshops, and systems administration reasonable for those hoping to launch their vocations.

Kalayogin Studios, a studio chain settled in India, expanded their business to a new platform name Beats

This application is a beat renting, video creation, music dissemination, and free streaming stage intended for musicians, recording specialists, and makers around the world.

The platform provides you with studio-prepared beats which you can buy, permit, rent, and download according to your requirements. They will provide you with the best music beats for your projects which will not only entertain you but fully fill your work requirements. All kinds of beats are usable in DAW like Logic Pro, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reason, Studio One, Ableton, Garageband, Cubase, and some more.

With this application, you can tune in to limitless gushing of the best Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, EDM, others. You can even get live assistance with the client assistance group that is accessible throughout the day. They even provide assistance to specialists who will help you in choosing the correct kind of music required for your single albums and Esp. You can explore fresh beats every week, which includes sad, love, club, and rap-style beats.

They provide the license of the work to you in three-way basic license, premium license, and exclusive bulk deals for albums and Eps. Apart from this, they provide more services like lyrics providing, lyrical videos, and album artwork for your videos and work. The providers are now coming up with a new app on the Google play store very soon where you can register yourself and buy the peppy beats to groove on.

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