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                  Check out New Music “It’s On Again” from the Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack!

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                  Alicia, Pharrell, Hans Zimmer and Kendrick Lamar have teamed up for  It’s On Again for the soundtrack to “Spider-Man 2.” To listen to the track click here!

                   

                  The song was written exclusively for the film and will also be included on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the film, which arrives in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 22.  

                   
                  “I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel ‘It’s On Again’ captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a Super Hero in all of us.” says Alicia about the new single.

                   

                  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014 and in the U.S. on May 2, 2014.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Go Forth Spartan!

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                  Last weekend I did my first Spartan race. “What is that?” you ask.

                   

                  It is a 4-plus mile run interspersed with obstacles. Crazy obstacles! Like jumping over walls that keep getting higher and higher and you and your team have to figure out how to get over; pulling 100 pound sandbags to a point far above you; climbing a wall sideways with only small  wooden  squares to hold on to and stand on; sliding down mountains of mud only to submerge into ice cold muddy water and have to climb your way out again; scaling a mountain wall covered with rope up 250 feet, or pulling a 150 pound tire through the mud with all your might only to move it mere inches. It goes on and on…

                   

                  I had no idea what to expect as I was training for this thing. I knew it would be hard but I didn’t know just HOW hard it would be. It was challenging no lie. The faces I had to make just to get through the obstacles are plenty of an indicator as to what it felt like. But it was a powerful experience and it really showed me just how much the mind rules over us.

                   

                  There were obstacles I would look up at and as I approached them, my mind was ALREADY telling me I couldn’t do it. Before I had even tried, my mind was defeating me.  But the empowering part was that when I actually did try, I found out that I could do it. And that made me feel stronger than ever! In a way, the whole thing was a battle between my mind and my body and it was left to be seen which part of me would win.

                   

                  Surely, I didn’t always make it, but I knew that even if I didn’t make it this time, it was possible. It was all possible.

                   

                  By the end of it I was totally fatigued and very hungry, but the metaphor I was experiencing was so accurate. Life is an obstacle course. It’s filled with walls to climb over, and places that are going to throw you off balance. There are going to be times when you think something is impossible or you’re going to be dirty, wet and cold, or caught somewhere and not quite sure how you are going to get down. But if you look around you, everyone else is in this same race— this same struggle— and we all have to figure out how we are going to make it through. We all have to fight our way out and give it all we’ve got. And most importantly, we can’t let the mind make us think we can’t make it because one thing is for sure, were probably going to trip, fall, hurt and embarrass ourselves but can’t nothin’ stop us from making it!

                   

                  So, go forth Spartan!

                   

                  “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself!”

                   

                  With love,

                   

                  AK

                   

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                  Let’s Come Together to Protect Human Rights in Uganda

                  The AIDS crisis in Uganda was dire before the Anti-Homosexuality legislation was signed into law, and now with his signature, Yoweri Museveni, has set back the progress in combatting HIV/AIDS by decades, if not longer. Please join Keep a Child Alive and me in condemning The Ugandan Government for violating basic human rights, and promoting ignorance, intolerance, and fear, which will lead to unnecessary suffering and loss of life. Raise your voice at: https://www.allout.org/en/actions/kill-the-bill.

                   

                  It’s imperative that we continue opening our hearts to all those affected by HIV/AIDS, and uphold the rights of people everywhere.

                   

                  -Alicia