ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW “ACM SESSIONS” WITH COUNTRY MUSIC PHENOM HUNTER HAYES

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW “ACM SESSIONS”

WITH COUNTRY MUSIC PHENOM HUNTER HAYES 

“ACM Sessions” Online Concert Series

Now Available On-Demand on CBS.com

 The Academy of Country Music and CBS today announced the launch of a new performance in the “ACM Sessions” online concert series, which brings fans year-round access to country music’s biggest stars with on-demand performances and interviews. “ACM Sessions” with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes is now available on-demand exclusively on CBS.com and CBS Audience Network partner sites.

“ACM Sessions” feature some of country music’s biggest stars and rising talent – recent performances have included Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Jerrod Niemann – performing their hits and participating in Q&A sessions hosted by the Academy of Country Music’s Lisa Lee.

Hunter Hayes’ “ACM Sessions” features an exclusive performance of his multi-platinum selling smash hit song “Wanted,” a special behind the scenes look at rehearsals as he prepares for his We’re Not Invisible Tour, as well as an interview with Lisa Lee of the Academy of Country Music. Multiple GRAMMY nominee, Hayes, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has watched his album top the Billboard Country chart, earn multiple platinum certifications, and top the country radio charts three times consecutively. Hayes’ new single, “Invisible,” is the debut single off his upcoming album, Storyline, which will be released on May 6th.

Fans can watch Hunter Hayes’ and previous “ACM Sessions” performances on-demand on CBS.com. Hayes’ performance is available at: http://www.cbs.com/shows/acm-sessions/hunter-hayes/. The show is also available on-demand through CBS properties and select CBS Audience Network partners.

Hayes will also perform on the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment.  With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com TVGuide.com, and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.  Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter: twitter.com/cbsi and on Facebook.

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Hunter Hayes

Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated follow-up, Storyline, will be released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single “Invisible.” His most recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single “I Want Crazy” marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release and his third consecutive No. 1. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this past fall. For more information visit www.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.

Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up a Successful Inaugural Weekend

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Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up A Successful Inaugural Weekend

 Music, Food, Art and Learning Event Entertained 60,000 Attendees

 

 

Life is Beautiful Festival has wrapped up its inaugural weekend with an impressive 60,000 in attendance, who successfully enjoyed two full days of non-stop music, food, art and learning.

“Both in attendance and sentiment, this festival has exceeded our very high expectations,” said festival co-founder and CEO Rehan Choudhry. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Every musician, chef, artist and speaker on the festival showed a tremendous amount of love for Las Vegas through their performances, and seeing hometown heroes The Killers close out the festival to thunderous applause was heart warming.”

Life is Beautiful Festival was a developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project, and with the cooperation of the City of Las Vegas to shut down an unprecedented 15 city blocks as its venue. The festival featured more than 70 bands including headliners Kings of Leon and The Killers; more than 50 chefs and restaurants; special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions; over a dozen world-renowned artists; and over 25 noted speakers.

Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com or connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful for continual information.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Would Like to Thanks Its Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, CBS, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi, Murphy-Goode, Whole Foods Market, Ploom, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino, Dolce Vita, Original Penguin, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Silicon Valley Bank, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, La Caja China, Silver State Productions.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

 

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

Non-profit Partners Activate “Charity Lane” at Life is Beautiful Festival

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Non-profit Partners Activate “Charity Lane” at Life is Beautiful Festival 

Six charity partners to set up immersive goodwill experience, Oct. 26 & 27

 

On October 26 and 27, 2013, a portion of the Life is Beautiful Festival grounds will transform into a beacon of goodwill, with the launch of Charity Lane. Six worthy causes – charity: water, Three Square Food Bank, Communities In Schools of Nevada, To Write Love On Her Arms, Love Hope Strength and Mama Hope (Stop the Pity), – will execute creative and engaging activations for festival-goers who want to give back. Additionally, the festival will fundraise for said charities and make history as the first event of its kind to employ a location-based mobile donation site via Modern Giver.

As the festival’s exclusive donation medium, Modern Giver will offer fast, remote, and instant contributions to participating nonprofits (no cash, app or download needed).  To contribute, individuals can simply visit ModernGiver.com on their smartphone, choose one of the Life is Beautiful partner charities, and donate using their credit or debit card. Life is Beautiful is the first ever festival to leverage location-based mobile donations via Modern Giver to benefit partnering charities.

Within the festival itself, attendees can interact with the six chosen nonprofits in a portion of the grounds, called Charity Lane. Charity Lane will offer educational and interactive demonstrations from participating charities with far-reaching causes, benefitting local, national and international communities:

charity: water: charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Festival goers will be able to partake in the organization’s “water walk” which gives them a hands-on feel for what people without fresh, clean water go through.

Three Square Food Bank: Established in 2007, Three Square Food Bank helps offer wholesome, nutritious food to nearly 100,000 Southern Nevadans each month. Three Square will be hosting a “backpack packing” session where festival goers can fill a bag full of food. The bags will support Three Square’s “BackPack for Kids” program which assists more than 275 schools with up to 5,000 children receiving supplemental weekend meals each week.

Communities in Schools of Nevada: Communities In Schools of Nevada supports nearly 33,000 students at 43 schools throughout the state, surrounding low-income, high-risk students with a community of support and the resources they need to succeed. They will be showcasing thought provoking imagery and items, including worn and tattered shoes, shining a light on the struggles underprivileged Nevadan school children face every day.

To Write Love On Her Arms: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA invite attendees to share their biggest fears and greatest dreams via provided cards. The cards are posted all over the booth for everyone to see.

Love Hope Strength:  Love Hope Strength turns concerts into lifesaving events, through their GET ON THE LIST campaign, in which they register marrow donors from concerts around the world. Love Hope Strength will be activating their now famous GET ON THE LIST “Marrow Drive” at Life is Beautiful.  Festival attendees can register to be marrow donors via a simple free cheek swab and registration form that may help save the life of someone around the globe with cancer.

Mama Hope (Stop The Pity): Stop The Pity is a movement that tells a new story about poverty, focusing on potential, not pity. Mama Hope will be giving life to their Stop The Pity campaign by setting up a video booth and asking people “How do you make life beautiful?”. The answers will be compiled and shared with the African villages the Stop The Pity movement supports.

For more information about Life is Beautiful Festival’s Charity Lane, please visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com/festival/charitylane.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, CBS, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi, Murphy-Goode, Whole Foods Market, Ploom, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino, Dolce Vita, Original Penguin, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Silicon Valley Bank, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, La Caja China, Silver State Productions.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels vs. New Mexico Saturday at 3 PM in MW Tournament Championship

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – CHAMPIONSHIP

UNLV to face No. 15/14 New Mexico Saturday at 3:10 p.m. on CBS, Runnin’ Rebels in championship game for first time since 2010

The UNLV men’s basketball team (25-8) defeated Air Force, 72-56, on Wednesday afternoon in the quarterfinals, and Colorado State, 75-65, in the semifinals on Friday night to advance to Saturday afternoon’s championship game of the 2013 Reese’s Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center. This marks the first time since 2010 that the Runnin’ Rebels have made it to the championship game. UNLV has now won two straight games and seven and its last eight overall, improving its record at the TMC to 18-2 this season.

The Runnin’ Rebels will face top-seeded No. 15/14 New Mexico (28-5) on Saturday, March 16, at 3:10 p.m. in the final. UNLV is 4-1 vs. ranked teams this season and finished in third place in the league standings, three games out of first and one game back of second to earn the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament.

Saturday’s game will be will be televised by CBS with Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Reggie Miller calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature. Dave Sims and Bill Frieder will handle the national radio call on Dial Global Sports, which also may be heard on Sirius/XM 91.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who won their 101st game in the past four seasons on Friday are 3-1 all-time vs. the Lobos in MW Tournament play, winning a memorable double-overtime quarterfinal matchup in 2002, other quarterfinal meetings in 2004 and 2006, and losing last year’s semifinal game. UNLV is 3-4 all-time in the MW Championship game. The Runnin’ Rebels own a league-best 23-9 all-time record in the MW Tournament, while New Mexico is 12-11. UNLV split this season’s meetings with the Lobos and lead the overall series by a 29-18 margin.

The MW Tournament has been held in Las Vegas 10 times prior to this year (2000-03, 2007-12) and UNLV has won the title on three of those occasions (2000, 2007, 2008). The Runnin’ Rebels have now advanced to eight MW Tournament championship games (seven in Las Vegas and one in Denver).

UNLV had a 14-game winning streak in the Thomas & Mack Center snapped in its regular-season finale loss to Fresno State last Saturday. The Runnin’ Rebels are now 35-3 in the TMC over the last two seasons and had won 16 straight regular-season home games against Mountain West foes before last Saturday’s loss.

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – CHAMPIONSHIP

NO. 15/14 NEW MEXICO (28-5, 13-3 Mountain West, No. 1 Seed)           

at

UNLV
(25-8, 10-6 Mountain West, No. 3 Seed)  


DATE:
Saturday, March 16, 2013
TIME:
3:10 p.m. PDT
SITE:
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV:
CBS (Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Reggie Miller)
RADIO:
ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
/ Dial Global Sports, Sirius/XM 91 (Dave Sims, Bill Frieder)
ONLINE:
UNLV radio broadcast and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com (All-Access subscription
required for audio at UNLVRebels.com)