MOTOR TREND INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, 2019 MODELS ROLL IN TO VEGAS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

 

MOTOR TREND INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, 2019 MODELS
ROLL IN TO VEGAS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

New Cars, Luxury Vehicles, ‘Ride and Drives’ and the Latest in Car Technology to be on Full Display

The 2019-Model Motor Trend International Auto Show returns to Las Vegas, bringing more than 350 of the latest automobile models, from nearly 20 top manufacturers. Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109), the annual event will take place Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25, 2018 in from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Halls N-3 and N-4. Open to the public and offering free parking in Silver Lot 1, attendees may explore 2019 car, truck and SUV models, learn about what’s new in automobile technology and get a jump-start on researching their next vehicle purchase at the auto show.

Attendees of the auto show will be able to witness the debut of the newest automobile models from manufacturers including, Acura, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Lincoln and many more. Providing a diverse selection for all, the Motor Trend International Auto Show is the ideal place to test-drive prospective new vehicles and compare features in a no-pressure, non-selling environment.

The show will feature test-driving experiences from Acura, Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet. Each test drive experience will allow show attendees to get behind the wheel and get a real feel for the performance and handling of various types of vehicles. Test drives are included with the price of auto show admission and will operate each day. Participants must a present valid driver’s license before taking a test drive.

Luxury car enthusiasts will not want to miss the Million Dollar Exotic Vehicle Display showcasing ultra exotic vehicles, courtesy of Lamborghini Las Vegas and Royalty Exotics. These high-end models are built for power, rocketing to 60 mph in under three seconds and offer an escape from the ordinary commute. Show-goers will also get the chance to view and experience a display of tricked-out and customized vehicles from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show from the likes of Team Hybrid and M2 Motoring.

Promotions include:

E-tickets – E-tickets may be purchased and downloaded from the official auto show web site: www.AutoShowLV.com. E-ticket holders can avoid waiting in box office ticket lines by using the E-ticket entrance at the show. Adult E-tickets are $1 off regular admission price.
Motor Trend Magazine Subscription – Receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend Magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Franchised New Car and Truck Dealers Association and Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association.
Admission for adults ages 13 and older is $10; seniors 62 and older is $8; military with any DOD ID is $8; and children 12 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.autoshowlv.com.

About the Motor Trend International Auto Show – Las Vegas
The Motor Trend International Auto Show – Las Vegas is presented by the Southern Nevada Franchised New Car and Truck Dealers Association & Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, the nation’s largest auto show producer and part of The Motor Trend Group.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Receives nearly $13,000 for its College Readiness Program from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA, Manheim, DAA Northwest and Norwalk Auto Auctions

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Receives nearly $13,000 for its College
Readiness Program from Toyota Financial Services, A
DESA, Manheim, DAA Northwest and Norwalk Auto Auctions

Donation is part of larger $500,000 contribution to 35 Clubs across the country

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has partnered with four auto remarketing firms, ADESA (www.adesa.com), Manheim (www.manheim.com), DAA Northwest (www.daanorthwest.com), and Norwalk Auto Auctions (www.norwalkautoauction.com), to provide a donation of $12,857 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. This is part of a larger contribution of $500,000 from Toyota Financial Services to Boys & Girls Clubs of America that will be divided equally among 35 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country currently running Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), the organization’s college readiness program.

Launched in 2012, d2D is a program supported by Toyota that provides tools, resources, and training for thousands of Club teens to help prepare them to successfully transition from high school to college graduation.

“Our partnership with Toyota allows us to continue combating the high school dropout crisis locally and prepare our teens for successful futures in college,” said Ken Rubeli, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “But the support doesn’t stop there, from Toyota employees volunteering as mentors, to the tremendous fundraising collaboration with the remarketing firms; we appreciate Toyota’s commitment to impacting the lives of our nation’s youth.”

The funding provided will help Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada maintain its commitment to academic success for all Club members with programs that help youth continue to learn over the summer, introduce them to college-going experiences, facilitate exposure to diverse career opportunities and increase their proficiency in technology.

“At Toyota, we value the long standing partnership with the BGCSNV James Clubhouse. The d2D program has provided our Toyota associates the opportunity to participate in engaging curriculum and mentoring college-bound teens. We look forward to continuing to watch and support these teens in their quest for post-secondary educational opportunities” says Mike Owens, President & CEO Toyota Financial Savings Bank.

For every vehicle purchased from Nov. 1- Dec. 2, 2013, TFS pledged a $50 donation and the four participating remarketing firms pledged an additional $15 to $25 per vehicle.  This marks the third consecutive year TFS and its auction partners have joined together to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Last year, 19 Clubs shared donations totaling $464,425.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada will celebrate the donation received from TFS on March 12, 2014, from 3:30pm -5:00pm at the James Clubhouse (2530 E. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas 89030) with a check presentation event with participation by local TFS employees and Boys & Girls Clubs youth.

About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust, and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS).  Lexus Financial Services is the brand for financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS currently employs approximately 3,300 associates nationwide, and has assets totaling over $95.3 billion.  It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.  We announce material financial information using the investor relations section of our website (www.toyotafinancial.com) and SEC filings. We use these channels, press releases, and social media to communicate about our company, our services and other issues. While not all information we post on social media is of a material nature, some information could be material. Therefore, we encourage those interested in our company to review our posts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/toyotafinancial. For more information, please visit www.toyotafinancial.com.

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada:
The new Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The new nonprofit organization operates 14 facilities and three summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 31,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. For information, visit www.bgchenderson.org, www.bgclv.org, and coming soon www.bgcsnv.org, or call (702) 367-2582.

 

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

Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map The Killers to Close First Year Festival

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Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map
The Killers to Close First Year Festival 

Parking and Shuttle Passes Are Now Available for Purchase

Life is Beautiful Festival announced today the official schedule and detailed map for the first-ever music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas.  The two-day festival, which will take place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013, expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

Spanning more than 15 city blocks across Downtown Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful Festival footprint highlights include five musical stages; two chef demonstration stages; The Culinary Village, themed after a Moroccan Bazaar; The Alchemy Gardens, dedicated to craft cocktails; Art Odyssey, a former motel transformed into a pop-up gallery space; Over 12 murals created by international street artists.

“At the beginning, we said that Life is Beautiful would be a completely new generation festival and, as you’ll see from the schedule & map, we believe we’ve delivered,” said festival co-founder Rehan Choudhry.  “With an unprecedented lineup of music, food, booze, speakers, theatrical performances and street art, we’ve created something we hope fans will be prideful of for years to come.”

Official parking and shuttle pass options are available for advance purchase beginning at 12PM PST for the below locations via ticketmaster.com.  Passes are only valid to and from the selected location at the time of purchase. The Life is Beautiful Festival’s main entrance is located on 6th Street and Carson Avenue.

 

  • World Market Center – 495 S Grand Central Pkwy #2203, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Parking passes including are $39.50 (in advance) per vehicle and include round-trip shuttle rides for vehicle passengers to and from the festival all weekend. If still available, passes will be sold for $40.00 per vehicle onsite during the festival weekend.

  • Shuttle Only Options from the Las Vegas Strip
    • Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
    • Caesars Palace
    • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Shuttle passes (excluding cost of parking) are $39.50 (in advance) for the whole weekend and are only valid to and from the property selected at the time of purchase. If available, shuttle passes will be sold at each of the above locations during the festival weekend.

To purchase tickets, or to find detailed information about the festival grounds, transportation to and from the festival, or event programming, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors
Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Esquire Magazine, Heineken USA, Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Sub-Zero Wolf & Westar Kitchen & Bath, Travel + Leisure, Zappos.com, Ketel One Vodka, Murphy-Goode, Pandora, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Toyota, Dolce Vita + J.D. Fisk,  El Cortez Hotel & Casino, US Foods, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Bacardi, Chef Works, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the D Las Vegas, Le Creuset, MGM Grand, Original Penguin, Ploom, & Silver State Productions.

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

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

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming Complete with Theatrical, Visual and Street Art Projects

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming
Complete with Theatrical, Visual and Street Art Projects

Headlining performance artists Cirque du Soleil, “Absinthe”, Human Nature, Jabbawockeez,
“Million Dollar Quartet”, Recycled Percussion and “Rock of Ages” to take the stage

Street and traditional artists to erect murals and other immersive artistic endeavors

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) unveils its art programming for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2013. Designed to be seamlessly programmed with the music, food and learning festival elements, L.I.B’s art presentations will center around live performance, and several mediums of visual art with the festival grounds as its canvas.

“Our goal is to create a live urban gallery that is essentially woven into our festival footprint. We want to expose our festival-goers to many types of dynamic artistic mediums,” stated festival co-founder Rehan Choudhry. “We are fortunate that Las Vegas is home to many of the world’s greatest performance artists, and inspires much of the world’s great visual art. We are infusing those stunning influences into our festival experience.”

The festival’s art program is comprised of three separate initiatives, bringing artists out of their traditional studios, galleries or theaters and into the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. With an up-close-and-personal feel, L.I.B.’s art program is meant to surround guests with both elusive and interactive activations.

RISE ABOVE: A Street Art Program
The urban surroundings of the Life is Beautiful venue provide a perfect backdrop for what will be an  eclectic and permanent street art program that will redefine the look of Downtown Las Vegas for years to come. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit, RISE ABOVE will turn Downtown Las Vegas into an art-inspired playground showcasing works by some of the biggest names in international street art. Contributing artists include: Vhils (Portugal), D*Face (UK), Alexis Diaz (AKA La Pandilla from Puerto Rico), Interesni Kazki (Ukrane), Zio Ziegler (San Francisco), Ana Maria (Houston) and Aware (Las Vegas). Creation of these original pieces, which include murals, stencils by The Stencil Network (NYC) and giant show posters by Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil), will begin the week prior to the festival and be completed live on site.

The Odyssey: A Visual Art Experience
A first-class visual art program, curated by Patrick Duffy, former president of the Las Vegas Art Museum and current executive board member for Smith Center for the Performing Arts, will also be presented at L.I.B. His program, entitled The Odyssey, is a visual exploration of the art that inspires creativity in all of us, no matter age, education or upbringing. Presented through staged exhibits at varying venues, The Odyssey will show work from the Opportunity Village Art and Enrichment Program, Eric Tillinghast, William T. Wiley, Wendy Kveck, Catherine Borg, Yasmina and Javier Sanchez, Adam Morey, and Jaime Sholnick.

At the helm of the fine art programming is a multi-media presentation of “13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” featuring Dean and Britta. A project commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, “13 Most Beautiful” is a live multimedia performance featuring large scale video projection of Warhol’s Screen Tests (4-minute silent film portraits of visitors to his studio), set to the music of Dean and Britta and their band, who perform live on stage while the films are projected above.

“For many years ‘art’ has been synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas,” says L.I.B. partner and First Friday managing partner Joey Vanas. “What Life is Beautiful intends to do during our festival weekend and beyond is bring national and international attention to our local artists and further the growth of Downtown Las Vegas as a serious art community.”

Theatrical Performances
Festival attendees will see why Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World through performances from renowned Strip productions that will vacate their theaters and permeate the streets of Downtown. Featured acts include six shows by Cirque du Soliel, “Absinthe”, Human Nature, “Jabbawockeez”, “Million Dollar Quartet”, Recycled Percussion and “Rock of Ages”. Each will be programmed on (and sometimes off) the festival stages, presenting snippets of their well-known productions and giving guests an intimate yet varied taste of some of the best live shows in town.

Full details of the art, music and food programming can be seen at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du Soleil, Zappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Whole Foods Market, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. 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.

HELP of Southern Nevada 2012 Event Listings

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 2012 EVENT Listings

 

Round It Up At Yard House
Ongoing
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting the HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.

 

“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign
Now through August
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.
*Now at all four Whole Foods Market locations*

Raiders Booster Club Fireworks Sale
June 28 to July 4
Noon to 10 p.m.
The Raiders Booster Club- Las Vegas chapter is selling fireworks at the Lowes shopping center on 2630 E. Craig Road to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada’s Baby First and A New Path programs.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program
July 4
7 a.m. to 8:59 p.m.
Visit www.100carsforgood.com on July 4 and vote for HELP of Southern Nevada to win a new Toyota Sienna Mobility Van. If named the winner, HELP will use the new van to transport disabled clients in need of intensive case management to appointments, clinics and services.

Cabanas for a Cause at the Palms Pool and Bungalows
July 16
10 a.m. till close
Cabanas are available for purchase at $100, with all proceeds benefiting HELP of Southern Nevada. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For reservations including cabanas, daybeds and island tables, please call 702.942.6832. For additional information, please visit www.palmspool.com. All ages are welcome, children 16 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Dine to Donate at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
July 19
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza (6500 W. Sahara Ave.) for “Dine to Donate” on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sammy’s will donate 20 percent of all proceeds to HELP of Southern Nevada when diners bring in the designated “Dine to Donate” flyer, which can be printed off at www.helpsonv.org

School Supply Drive
July 23 to August 20
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada will collect school supplies at such as dry erase markers, backpacks, three-ring notebooks, spiral notebooks, colored pencils, small sandwich bags, hand sanitizer, pencil cases, loose leaf paper, protractors, glue, pens, pencils, crayons, calculators, rulers, scissors, folders and Kleenex at the 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s Boot Scootin’ Benefit
August 11
1 to 5 p.m.
A HELP of Southern Nevada benefit full of line dancing lessons, bull riding and psychic readings by Mystic Mona is being held at Gilley’s in Treasure Island from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 11. Tickets are $25 per person ages 12 and older. Teams of up to six people may participate and prizes will be awarded to the best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and team that can dance the longest.

Tea, Trends & Tranquility
October 11
1 to 4 p.m.
The annual event will be held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas and hosted by Joe Barbara from Jersey Boys. Tickets are available for $100 per person or $1,000 per table of 10.

Please visit http://www.helpsonv.org/events-calendar.php or contact Abby Quinn at aquinn@helpsonv.org for more information.

 

ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, provides jobs to ninety employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings
and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

 

HELP of Southern Nevada named a finalist in Toyota’s 2012 “100 Cars For Good” program











HELP Of Southern Nevada NAMED A FINALIST IN

TOYOTA’S 2012 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM

Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days –

Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook

HELP of Southern Nevada Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Transport Disabled Clients in Need of Intensive Case Management to Appointments, Clinics and Services

Las Vegas based HELP of Southern Nevada announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days.  HELP of Southern Nevada was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com.   Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle.  The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models.  Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

HELP of Southern Nevada will be up for consideration on Wednesday, July 4 from 7 a.m. PST to 8:59 p.m. PST. 

“Everyone at HELP of Southern Nevada is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Fuilala Riley, HELP of Southern Nevada vice president & chief operations officer.  “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to hopefully win a Toyota Sienna Mobility Van.  We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on July 4 to vote for us.”

“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.  “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways.  The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”

100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

For more information on HELP of Southern Nevada and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit HELP of Southern Nevada’ website at www.helpsonv.org.  For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

Local residents are encouraged to support HELP of Southern Nevada and their quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility Van. If HELP of Southern Nevada receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to help transport disabled clients in need of intensive case management to appointments, clinics and services.

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, provides jobs to ninety employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.

Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.

For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.

About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Named A Finalist In Toyota’s 2012 100 CARS FOR GOOD Program…


Boys & Girls Clubs oF Las VegAs NAMED A FINALIST IN
TOYOTA’S 2012 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM

Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days –
Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Transport Teens
From School to the Club and to Educational Field Trips, Competitions and Sporting Events

Las Vegas based Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Goodprogram, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com.   Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle.  The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models.  Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas will be up for consideration on Sunday, June 24 from 7 a.m. PST to 8:59 p.m. PST. 

“Everyone at Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Dulcinea Almazan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas president.  “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to hopefully win Sienna van.  We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on June 24 to vote for us.”

“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.  “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways.  The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”

100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ website at www.bgclv.org.  For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

Local residents are encouraged to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and their quest for a Sienna van. If Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will use the vehicle to transport teens from school to the Club and to educational field trips, competitions and sporting events.

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 17,000 youth ages 5 –18 in
Eight facilities throughout the Valley.  With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great”, the Clubs’full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career
development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.  For more information, please
contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702.367.2582 or visit www.bgclv.org.

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgclv or become a fan of ours on Facebook.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.

Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.

For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.

About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

The Shade Tree Named a Finalist in Toyota¹s 2012 100 Cars for Good Program

The Shade Tree Named a Finalist in Toyota’s 2012 100 Cars for Good Program 

Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days – Public to Choose the Winners

The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas shelter for women and children, announced that it has been selected as one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofit organizations over the course of 100 days. The Shade Tree was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applicants nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which nonprofit they think will be benefit the most with a new vehicle. On Thursday, June 14, the public will be able to vote for The Shade Tree to win a new vehicle by visiting www.100carsforgood.com. At the end of the day, the nonprofit with the most votes will win a Toyota vehicle. With only five organizations being highlighted each day, The Shade Tree has a 1 in 5 chance of winning the car. A six-year, 100,00-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

“Everyone at The Shade Tree is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Marlene Richter, Executive Director of The Shade Tree. “We are so grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our services and continue to make a difference in Las Vegas. We hope everyone will help us spread the word and make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on June 14 to vote for us.”

“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”

100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

Local residents are encouraged to support The Shade Tree and their quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility. For more information on The Shade Tree and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit www.theshadetree.org. You can also follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShadeTreeVegas or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and how to vote for The Shade Tree, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

About The Shade Tree
The Shade Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their animals affected by domestic violence in the Las Vegas valley for over twenty years. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of it’s kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for herself and her children, 100% of our services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. To learn more about The Shade Tree, please visit www.theshadetree.org.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment her is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.

Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.

For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.

About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.