The Venetian Las Vegas Debuts Coworking Lounge Powered by Zappos

THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS DEBUTS COWORKING LOUNGE POWERED BY ZAPPOS

 Beginning January 2, 2017, The Venetian®, The Palazzo®, and Sands® Expo, in partnership with Zappos, will begin offering guests access to a first-of-its-kind coworking space in the heart of The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center.

The 1,170 square foot pop-up lounge will offer space to recharge, huddle areas for collaboration, and a conference room for small meetings. The space is enclosed for noise management, but is also transparent to invite guests to come inside and take advantage of the amenities. The furnishings are by Restoration Hardware, creating a relaxed and comfortable residential feel.

“Our coworking pop-up taps into a growing trend of creating collaborative workspaces that can be used on a temporary basis in addition to traditional offices. Placing a coworking space in the heart of a meetings and convention destination combines two concepts that you do not often see together,” said Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “We know this unexpected amenity, with its comfort and functionality will appeal to our guests and help them maximize their time while they are here for a meeting or convention.”

Amenities in the pop-up lounge include Wi-Fi, charging stations, four private phone rooms, and a private conference room that seats six.

“Coworking encourages the sharing of ideas and what better place to do that than in the middle of the largest meeting space in Las Vegas,” said Maggie Hsu, an advisor at Zappos. “Our team members will be staffing the lounge and will share the Zappos service philosophy of ‘delivering happiness’ with every ‘collision’ they make with a guest.”

The lounge, located on level two of The Venetian | The Palazzo Congress Center, will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those hours are subject to change based on the needs and utilization of the Congress Center.

 

About The Venetian® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

About Zappos.com
About Zappos.com Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently showcases millions of products from over 1,000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com, Inc. is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com, Inc.

Life is Beautiful Festival Talent to Play Night Shows at Fremont Country Club

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Life is Beautiful Festival Talent to Play Night Shows at Fremont Country Club

Limited number of tickets for late night performances with Fitz & The Tantrums with Echosmith and Mayer Hawthorne with Sabriel

Life is Beautiful Festival just announced night shows with several of the festival’s musical talent giving fans the chance to keep the music going long after the last headliner takes the stage. Fitz & The Tantrums, Echosmith, Mayer Hawthorne and Sabriel all will take over the Fremont Country Club after performing to thousands at the festival, to play underground sets at the intimate venue. The Fremont Country Club will host these separately ticketed shows Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

 

“We’re excited to add a couple night shows this year and give fans a chance to see some great artists inside an intimate venue,” said Craig Nyman Head of Music and Live Performance for the festival, “After performing in front of thousands at the festival, it’s going to be fun having these talented bands perform at Fremont Country Club in front of much smaller crowds.”

 

Friday, October 24 – Fitz & The Tantrums with Echosmith
Tickets: $25
Doors: 11 p.m.
Showtime: 11:59 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 25 – Mayer Hawthorne with Sabriel
Tickets: $20
Doors: 11 p.m.
Show: 11:59 p.m.

 

Tickets will be available for purchase starting on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and can be purchased at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, WEU/ World Trust Foundation, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, KETEL ONE Vodka, The LINQ, Travel + Leisure, Marriott Hotels, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Silicon Valley Bank, CBS Radio, The City of Las Vegas, Whole Foods, Cirque du Soleil®, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, 7UP, Bacardi, Jim Beam Kentucky Fire, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim, Café Bustello, ORGANIZE, Red Bull, Downtown Project, US Foods, Chef Works, Le Creuset, Dansko, Movember, Airstream 2 Go and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Unveils Footprint for its Sophomore Year in Downtown Las Vegas

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Life is Beautiful Festival Unveils Footprint for its Sophomore Year in Downtown Las Vegas

Music, Food, Art and Learning Event Combines Festival Environment with City Streets 

Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets on sale now at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Once again converting a sprawling city landscape into festival grounds, Life is Beautiful reveals the 15 city blocks it will secure and incorporate into its music, food, art and learning event on October 24-26, 2014 in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

“Every year the footprint of Life is Beautiful will be completely unique because instead of working with a blank canvas like a park or open areas that can be fenced, we take over an ever-evolving urban landscape with preexisting buildings, roads and infrastructure,” said festival founder Rehan Choudhry, “We have the opportunity to incorporate and really highlight the distinctive aspects of a growing Downtown Las Vegas.”

 

Expecting to attract tens of thousands of people over the expanded three-day event, Life is Beautiful will be hosted in a similar layout to its inaugural festival last year. With the cooperation of The City of Las Vegas and Downtown Project, the Life is Beautiful perimeter will create an “L-shape” footprint incorporating street blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard to 10th Street, and Carson Avenue to Mesquite Ave. More than 25 businesses within the footprint, comprising of many new operations that have opened to the public since last year’s festival such as the Container Park, will be programmed with events and activations.

 

“We owe much of the success of last year’s festival to the support of the city officials and inclusive businesses and look forward to the same great relationships this year,” continues Choudhry. “In no other place in the world would we be able to put on this type of festival, and for that we are continually grateful.”

 

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To purchase tickets, or to find detailed information about parking and shuttle information, the festival grounds or event programming, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

 

2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, World Education University, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, City of Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Silicon Valley Bank, CBS Radio, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, Bacardi, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Alex and Ani, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming Complete with Gallery and Street Art Projects

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming Complete with Gallery and Street Art Projects 

The expanded art programming will bring together more than 35 artists from around the world to create original works for the 2014 festival. 

Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26 

Tickets On Sale Now at lifeisbeautiful.com

Life is Beautiful Festival unveils another pillar for its 2014 culture festival taking place Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. The art program is designed to create a live urban gallery that is seamlessly integrated into the festival footprint by employing several mediums of visual art from large-scale murals and instalments to interactive art centers and immersive galleries.

“The art program is as integral to the overall festival experience as any other aspect at Life is Beautiful,” said festival founder Rehan Choudhry, “ Our goal is to change individual’s everyday relationship with art by inspiring creativity and challenging perspectives, especially amongst those who normally wouldn’t consider themselves art enthusiasts.”

The festival’s art program is comprised of two separate initiatives, each bringing artists out of their traditional studios and galleries and into the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. The art program will be expanding in 2014 to also take over the Western Hotel to create a completely captivating space that will utilize all of the senses to offer a unique and engaging experience for festival goers.

 

Street Art

Evident by last year’s successful program and the many murals that still exist on the streets of downtown today, the urban surroundings of the Life is Beautiful Festival provide a perfect backdrop for the eclectic and semi-permanent street art program featuring some of the biggest names in the international street art scene. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit (Justkids), the street art program will transform the festival landscape into a magical art-inspired playground to give people a playful and unexpected escape into art.

 

Contributing artists include:

Borondo (Spain) – Borondo is a rising Spanish urban artist, currently living in London, heralded for his classical painting techniques. Since his formal studies, Borondo has painted large-scale street art in the USA, Brazil, Turkey and across Europe. He quickly became London’s most talked about artist.

CYRCLE. (U.S) – This collective of street artists, graphic designers and traditional fine artists  from Los Angeles has been developing their own language for the past few years. In that brief time, CYRCLE. has made a massive impact on the street and gallery scene, quickly gaining the respect of the international art community. Their aesthetic combines Classic Romanticism with alchemic symbolism, introducing it to the contemporary world through street campaigns, gallery work, and collaborations.

D*Face (UK) – After participating in the 2013 festival, D*Face is involved once again in this year’s street art program.  Considered one of most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation, he has been a leading figure in urban art for well over a decade. A  contemporary  of  Banksy,  he  was  at  the  forefront  of  the  urban  art  movement, and  has  had  a  constant  presence  throughout  its  meteoric  rise  into  popular culture.

Misaki Kawai (Japan) – Japanese Brooklyn bases artist, works with painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and books. Her works are filled with colorful characters, who appear to come from the dream world of film, music and comics. Strongly influenced by today’s consumer society – of which she herself is a part – Kawai fuses East with West, humour with seriousness and dreams with reality. In 2014 she was oart of the show “This is not a toy” co-curated by Pharrel Williams along Takashi Murakami and Kaws.

Li – Hill (Canada) – He incorporates found objects and unconventional materials to structure complex multi-layered pieces that are as aesthetic as they are thought provoking. He has had works shown in such national institutions as the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Fintan Magee (Australia) – Moving away from the traditional graffiti in recent years, the Australian artist has started to explore new ideas and imagery within his painting. In the last three years he has created  some  of  the  largest  and  most  interesting  street  pieces around the world.

Maser (Ireland) – Maser first started painting graffiti in Ireland in 1995 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative artists working in the field. Alongside  his  paintings  in  the public  realm,  Maser  also  produces  works  on  canvas,  video  and 3D  installations.

ROA (Belgium) – Renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style. ROA has become famous from painting animals on derelict buildings, shutters & walls literally all over the world. He has also exhibited to much acclaim internationally and was also included in the MOCA exhibition ‘Art In The Streets’ in LA.

Edoardo Tresoldi (Italy) – Scenographer and sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi, creates amazing hand-made sculpture from metallic wire mesh, transforming a mundane industrial material into delicately crafted three-dimensional figures. His participation for the Life Is Beautiful Festival will be the first appearance of Edoardo Tresoldi’s work in the United States

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In addition to the street art, a first-class gallery art program curated by Patrick Duffy, President of the Las Vegas Art Museum, past executive board member for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Chairman of the UNLV Fine Art Galleries will also be presented at the festival. His program is set to take over the Western Hotel and will center on the visual manifestations of a selection of universal concepts and ideas including love, equality and family. Each transformed space will immerse attendees in the artist’s world through utilizing a multitude of senses beyond just the visual component. Duffy’s curation will include installments and collaborations from artists including: Audrey Barcio, Camilla Quinn, Eric Tillinghast, Gina Quaranto, Jerry M Misko II, Jesse Smigel, Jevijoe Vitug, JK Russ and Trifecta Gallery. Together with works by students from the Las Vegas Academy, Linda Alterwitz, Matthew Couper, Miguel Rodriquez, VAST Space ProjectsZak Ostrowski. and Aaron Sheppard.

In addition to both the local and international artists that will be participating in the 2014 art program, Life is Beautiful is proud to help facilitate collaborations between artists to create one of a kind works for the festival including an original mural design from Tim Bavington, best known for his brightly colored sculpture outside The Smith Center of Performing Arts and Sush Machida, contemporary Japanese artist whose work can be seen throughout Las Vegas.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity that Life is Beautiful can help bring together artists from a multitude of different backgrounds ranging from students at the Las Vegas Academy to some of the most recognized names in the country,” said Duffy, “It’s our hope that through these works and collaborations we can leave our attendees slightly changed from the experience and to impress upon them that Life really is beautiful.”

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, World Education University, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, City of Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Silicon Valley Bank, CBS Radio, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, Bacardi, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Alex and Ani, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

 

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

 

The Life is Beautiful Official Kick-Off Party, Grills & Guitars, Redefines The Backyard Barbeque with Celebrity Chefs, Gourmet Fare and Live Musical Performances

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The Life is Beautiful Official Kick-Off Party, Grills & Guitars, Redefines The Backyard Barbeque with Celebrity Chefs, Gourmet Fare and Live Musical Performances

 

Vintage Trouble, Sleeper Agent and The All-Togethers to be featured

Grills & Guitars, Life is Beautiful’s kick-off  party, ushers in another year of festival fun at Gold Spike on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 to 10 p.m. This inventive culinary occasion provides attendees with prolific chef interactions, inspired gourmet comfort food and live music performances. A twist on the traditional backyard barbeque, Grills & Guitars also offers guests an experience of craft beers, lively wines and innovative cocktails with flame-kissed fare that is sure to satisfy all of the senses.

 

Distinctly different than your average food event, Grills & Guitars welcomes guests to feel as though they have been personally invited to the block party of their dreams. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the impressive roster of celebrity guest chefs, immerse themselves in the musical performances of festival artists Vintage TroubleSleeper Agent and The All-Togethers as well as get a private taste of what to expect over the festival weekend.

 

“Grills & Guitars is an evening devoted to showcasing the fusion of food and music that speaks to two of the foundations of the Life is Beautiful Festival” shared Life is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry. “There’s no better way to start the festival weekend than with a group of passionate chefs who have come together to host an intimate backyard barbeque in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas.”

 

Grills & Guitars will feature appearances and delectable dishes compliments of:

 

Bruce and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl)
Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity)
Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group)
Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller)
Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai)
Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV)
Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut)
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck)
Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group)
Ralph Perrazzo (BBD’s – Beers, Burgers, Desserts)
Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig)
Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at Aria)
Andiamo Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas
Palm Restaurant

 

As part of the all-inclusive ticket, guests will be able to sample a selection of dishes from the impressive culinary roster. Guests can look forward to tasting the following delicious plates: Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese, Grilled Spanish Octopus with Squash Caponatta and Crab Grits, Grilled Prime Steak Tacos, Barbecue St. Louis ribs, Basque Shrimp with Chimichurri, Pastrami-spiced Ribeye, burgers, and more!

 

The musical stylings of Vintage Trouble, Sleeper Agent and The All-Togethers will provide guests with a soundtrack to the neighborhood backyard barbeque atmosphere of Grills & Guitars. Vintage Trouble tops off the performance roster, with their revolution of traditional soul, blues and rock sounds They are accompanied by rockers Sleeper Agent, whose esthetic is best described as “lusty garage rock with loads of retro smarts.” The All-Togethers are a local acoustic group who offer listeners a mixture of prohibition-era influenced instrumentals combined with uniquely modern lyrics creating a sound all their own.

 

Grills & Guitars is open to the public and makes for an unforgettable preview night for any festival attendee. Tickets are $175.00 (plus fees) all-inclusive of food, beverage and music, and can be purchased at www.lifeisbeautiful.com/tickets.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, World Education University, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank,CBS Radio, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

 

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestivalTwitter.com/lifeisbeautifulInstagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additions to its 2014 Music Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additions to its 2014 Music Lineup

Three-Day Music, Food, Art & Learning Event in Downtown Las Vegas adds
Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Echosmith and Bear Hands

Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets On Sale Now at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Life is Beautiful Festival continues to stun music lovers with unexpected additions to its genre-spanning music lineup. Just announced as part of the three-day music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas on October 24 – 26 are electro-pop group Little Dragon, mega-DJ Baauer, songstress Kimbra, Nahko and Medicine for the People, breakout band Echosmith, and experimental indie rock group Bear Hands.

 

In their first Vegas appearance to-date, Little Dragon brings its Swedish-based form of electro-pop to the Life is Beautiful stage after a highly successful festival season. Baauer, of “Harlem Shake” fame, will add to the already robust DJ roster, which includes Skrillex, Girl Talk, A-Trak and more. Australian singer Kimbra will make the festival her first this year as she prepares to release her second album. Echosmith, siblings who have made it big with their breakout hit “Cool Kids” and were recently named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, will also be joining the festival as well as spiritual Portland-based musicians Nahko and Medicine For the People and New York-based punk, indie rock band Bear Hands.

 

“This lineup was specifically designed for the Las Vegas audience,” states Allen Scott, Executive Vice President with Another Planet Entertainment. “Compared to other festivals, it’s one of the most diverse and impressive lineups this season—with many acts who rarely, if ever, play that area – and we can’t wait to see how fans react.”

 

Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event, in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world’s top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including already announced talent, such as Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Weeknd, The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums and many more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

 

Back for another year of culinary copiousness are chefs Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl – Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta – Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller – Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity – Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group),

and dozens more.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

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2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, Bacardi, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

 

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

 

 

Downtown Brew Festival Creates an Evening Under the Stars with Unforgettable Craft Beer, Celebrity Chefs and Live Music on Saturday, Sept. 20

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Downtown Brew Festival Creates an Evening Under the Stars with Unforgettable Craft Beer, Celebrity Chefs and Live Music on Saturday, Sept. 20

Tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Downtown Brew Festival (DBF), hosted by Motley Brews as a follow-up to April’s sold-out Great Vegas Festival of Beer, which drew nearly 6,000 attendees. The Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas’ largest fall craft beer event, will return for an evening under the stars at the Clark County Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m.

 

After successfully creating the atmosphere of a friendly backyard gathering during last year’s Downtown Brew Festival, the annual fall celebration of craft beer and local talent will again redefine the experience with all-new elements. Motley Brews continues to enhance the event with even more beers from local, regional, and international breweries, as well as an elevated culinary experience with dishes created by celebrity chefs from prominent Las Vegas restaurants. Adding to the atmosphere, up-and-coming local bands will take the Land Rover Stage for a nonstop evening of live entertainment. The festival’s full culinary and entertainment lineup will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

 

“We love to show off ‘local Las Vegas’ during the Downtown Brew Festival—the brewers, the chefs, the bands—and we’re working closely with a lot of talented people to bring an experience that is truly unique to our city,” said Brian Chapin, founder of Motley Brews.

 

Downtown Brew Festival is an intimate affair, which translates to fewer lines, a smaller crowd and more beer to go around. The festival will remain a nighttime “backyard” bash in the beautiful and grassy surroundings of the Clark County Amphitheater.

 

The festival is presented by Victory Brewing Company, one of Southern Pennsylvania’s premiere craft breweries, to celebrate their upcoming Las Vegas debut. DBF ’14 is sponsored by local company Zappos.com and by Total Wine & More.

 

Motley Brews is once again working with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA), a nonprofit advocacy group, to support local craftsmen and prominently feature great Nevada beers at the festival. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the NCBA and the participating brewers will introduce some rare specialty beers brewed exclusively for the Downtown Brew Festival.

 

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
6 – 10 p.m.*
* Open to Early Entry & VIP Pavilion ticketholders at 5 p.m.

 

WHERE:
The Clark County Amphitheater
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89106

 

TICKET COSTS:
All ticket options are subject to tiered pricing and will change as the event date approaches.

 

General Admission:                        $35* and up
Early Entry:                                         $45* and up
Brewers Lounge VIP:                      $75* and up

 

*Fees/taxes apply.

 

More information is available at: www.downtownbrewfestival.com | www.facebook.com/downtownbrew | www.twitter.com/motleybrews

 

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About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Since its founding, Motley Brews has established two signature events each year with a focus on enhancing the local craft brewing industry. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.  To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $25,000 for Nevada charities.

 

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

 

Make Your Great Escape at Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s 6th Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole Event

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Make Your Great Escape at Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s 6th Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole Event

GTSF will be honoring 6pm.com as Patron of the Year at the event on Saturday, May 17 at the M Resort

Make your Great Escape at Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s 6th Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole on Saturday, May 17 at the M Resort starting at 5 p.m.  Goodie Two Shoes Foundation will be honoring their Patron of the Year, 6pm.com, for outstanding support to the organization during the 2013/2014 school year. This fashionably casual, poolside event will feature rock band The Limit, in addition to plenty of libations, eats and treats, plus silent and live auctions with fantastic “great escape” packages and prizes. Tickets start at $150 per person with tables available to purchase.
Buy your tickets and tables at http://www.goodietwoshoes.org/pages/events/heart-n-sole-event.php


Live Auction items include packages and exclusive experiences from: Life is Beautiful Festival; Palms Casino Resort; Romero Britto art, New York Fashion Week; and Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery. The 6th Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole event is presented by Zappos.com, as well as sponsors including M Resort Spa & Casino, Wells Fargo, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and United Healthcare.

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About the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation:
The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. Goodie Two Shoes programming is based on the premise that they don’t just provide a child with a new pair of shoes but rather empower participants with choice, by giving them the opportunity to select any pair of high-quality athletic shoes they want from GTSF’s large stock of traveling inventory. GTSF strives to reach 10,000 Southern Nevada children in need, annually.

Free Coffee & Muffin on Tax Day!

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Free Coffee and Muffin on Tax Day!

 Available at participating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas locations, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on April 15, 2014

Tax Day is just about here! Whether you filed back in February or plan to sneak your return in just prior to the April 15, 2014 midnight deadline, be sure to stop by one of nine The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas locations for a special tax relief treat courtesy of Zappos.com!

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., select The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas locations, and the brand new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  Coffee & Tea Truck will provide taxpayers a choice of one 12 ounce cafe vanilla mocha or a 12 ounce coffee, plus your choice of a mini scone or muffin.

The free coffee and muffin is one way Zappos.com! wants to spread a little cheer on a day many people dread. Zappos.com! will have representatives at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas locations providing the free goodies.

Locations include:

  • UNLV – Across from the UNLV Student Union  (4550 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite A, Las Vegas)
  • South Town Center & 215  (3645 S. Town Center Drive, Suite 101, Las Vegas)
  • Rainbow & 215  (6115 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 101, Las Vegas)
  • Canyon Pointe  (10834 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 200, Las Vegas)
  • Lake Mead & Tenaya  (7291 W. Lake Mead Drive, Las Vegas)
  • The Lakes  (9091 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 100, Las Vegas)
  • Town Square  (6599 Las Vegas Boulevard South, #P-8149, Las Vegas)
  • The District  (2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 140, Henderson)

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas Truck

The  will also provide free coffee and your choice of a mini scone or muffin at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas home office – 650 South Main Street, Las Vegas.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® beverage. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has nearly more than 900 stores in 28 countries. In 2010, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® launched the CBTL™ Single Serve Beverage System that allows consumers to make their favorite espresso, brewed coffee, tea and specialty beverages at home with the touch of a button. Please visit CoffeeBean.com or CBTL.com for more information.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Las Vegas
Brewing locally since 2001 The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, Las Vegas has expanded to 15 franchise operated locations.  Las Vegas Coffee Investors, LLC is founded by local Las Vegas entrepreneur Jeffery Fine and maintains the rights to all 15 of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, Las Vegas locations.  Please visit coffeebeanlv.com/ for more information.

 

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL NAMES CEO AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Life is Beautiful Festival Names CEO and Managing Director

 Life is Beautiful, the urban festival experience that celebrates music, food, art and learning, announced today the appointments of Andrew Donner as CEO and Eve Cohen as Managing Director.  The announcements were made today by Life is Beautiful Festival Founder Rehan Choudhry.

“After the overwhelming success of the Life Is Beautiful Festival’s first year, we knew we had an opportunity to become even stronger internally,” said Choudhry, Life is Beautiful’s Founder & Partner. “With Andrew and Eve we have found the perfect additions to our organizational core that will be essential to the festival’s growth for years to come.”

Donner is the owner and founder of Resort Gaming Group, a Las Vegas-based hospitality management and development company founded in 2002. He brings over a decade of experience in Las Vegas to the Life is Beautiful team. Donner has been a successful entrepreneur, especially in the real estate industry, having been involved in more than $1 billion of real estate transactions. In 2010 his Resort Gaming Group was primarily responsible for the purchase and development of the Zappos.com corporate campus in the former Las Vegas City Hall.

“I could not be more thrilled to join the Life is Beautiful team,” said Donner. “The festival’s first year was a watershed moment for downtown Las Vegas. It proved that Rehan’s vision was right both in its scope and timing. Now we are all excited to focus on next year and taking the Life is Beautiful brand to the next level.”

New Managing Director Eve Cohen brings a wealth of festival development to the Life is Beautiful team. Cohen has worked on the New York City Food and Wine Festival since 2008 serving in different capacities before escalating to that festival’s Associate Director last year. She was the Head of Festival Operations for Life is Beautiful in its first year.

“Life is Beautiful is a truly unique event that combines music, food, art and learning,” said Cohen. “We are all looking forward to moving into our second year and improving on what is already an incredible model.”

ABOUT LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year, Life is Beautiful is a music, food, arts and learning festival in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, being developed through a partnership between MAKTUB Marketing, Downtown Project and Another Planet Entertainment.  For more information, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful and Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful.

 

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.

Clint Holmes, Holly Madison, Siegfried & Roy Support 10th Annual “Best In Show” at the Orleans Arena Sunday, 4/28

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Clint Holmes Hosts The Animal Foundation’s 10th Annual “Best In Show” at the Orleans Arena Sunday, April 28

WHAT:  On Sunday, April 28, loveable pups in need of forever homes will compete in The Animal Foundation’s 10th annual “Best In Show” – Las Vegas’ most famous dog show held at the Orleans Arena and presented by Zappos.com. Singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes will host the event as more than 50 cuddly canine contestants from The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter, Nevada’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center, vie for the audience’s hearts and homes in an American Kennel Club-style dog show.

“Best In Show” is The Animal Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event and in 2013 celebrates a decade of helping the more than 45,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned animals who pass through its shelter doors each year. Local news personalities will present a variety of unique and incredible shelter dogs from several categories (small, medium, large, variety pack, puppy parade and special needs). The pups with the most crowd applause will advance and compete for the coveted title of “Best In Show.” Even though there is only one crowned “Best in Show,” audience members are invited to bid to adopt each four-legged contestant giving them all the most coveted prize – a forever home.

WHO:                  

  • Singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes – event host
  • Celebrity Judge Holly Madison – presenting the “Special Needs” category
  • Siegfried & Roy – honorees for their vast contributions to “Best In Show”
  • More than 50 adorable, adoptable dogs from The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter

 

WHEN:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

 

The Animal Foundation and Zappos.com Present 10th Annual “Best In Show” Hosted by Clint Holmes at the Orleans Arena Sunday, April 28

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The Animal Foundation and Zappos.com Present 10th Annual “Best In Show” Hosted by Clint Holmes at the Orleans Arena Sunday, April 28

Las Vegas’ Most Famous Dog Show Celebrates a Decade with “Best In Show Adoption Weekend”

On Sunday, April 28, loveable pups in need of forever homes will compete in The Animal Foundation’s 10th annual “Best In Show” – Las Vegas’ most famous dog show held at the Orleans Arena and presented by Zappos.com. Singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes will host the event as more than 50 cuddly canine contestants from The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center, vie for the audience’s hearts and homes in an American Kennel Club-style dog show.

“Best In Show” is The Animal Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event and in 2013 celebrates a decade of helping the more than 45,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned animals who pass through its shelter doors each year. Local news personalities will present a variety of unique and incredible shelter dogs from several categories (small, medium, large, variety pack, puppy parade and special needs). The pups with the most crowd applause will advance and compete for the coveted title of “Best In Show.” Even though there is only one crowned “Best in Show,” audience members are invited to bid to adopt each four-legged contestant giving them all the most coveted prize, a forever home.

For the past ten years, “Best In Show” has raised crucial dollars that allow The Animal Foundation to operate the largest animal shelter in Nevada while providing services such as adoptions, humane education and a low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

Sunday’s “Best In Show” commences with a pre-show VIP Sponsorship Brunch and silent auction at 11 a.m. At noon, doors to the Orleans Arena open for the vendor fair and for general admission seating to the highly anticipated show at 1 p.m. The 10-year milestone event will feature several exciting acts and personalities:

  • Singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes will host the event.
  • Siegfried & Roy will be honored for their vast contributions to “Best In Show” throughout the years.
  • Celebrity Judge Holly Madison will present the “Special Needs” category.
  • Las Vegas Valley news personalities will serve as individual category presenters.
  • The cast of Tony® award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet will provide live entertainment.
  • A vendor fair in the Orleans Arena from noon to 4 p.m. will showcase unique pet-friendly businesses such as luxury pet food and apparel boutiques, expert animal trainers, local animal advocacy non-profits and more.

 

The Animal Foundation’s Best In Show Adoption Weekend kicks off on Friday, April 26 for three days of celebrations and special discounts as the organization aims to find forever homes for 200 dogs and cats.

  • The Animal Foundation will offer $50 off all dogs two years and older and all cats one year and older at the Campus Adoption Center (655 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas) and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (286 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson) beginning on Friday, April 26. Special pricing will be valid through Sunday at both locations.
  • The Campus Adoption Center will open doors for a fun-filled day including a vendor fair and carnival on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The vendor fair will showcase many of Sunday’s featured businesses and the family-friendly carnival will feature giveaways, raffles, shelter tours, games and more.

 

Tickets for “Best In Show” are on sale now and cost $12 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 2-12 years of age. Interested attendees are encouraged to visit any off-site sponsored event to grab a pair of free tickets to the show, and may find a full schedule here.  For tickets call (702) 284-7777 or visit www.OrleansArena.com.

Sponsorship tables for the VIP brunch are available for purchase starting at $1,200. For more details or to purchase a table, visit http://www.animalfoundation.com/bestinshow/.

 

About The Animal Foundation
The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), taking in more than 45,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation operates lost and found services, foster home and adoption services, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and vaccination clinics, and community education. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com and facebook.com/animalfoundation.

 

About Zappos.com
Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. In 2008, the company’s gross merchandise sales exceeded $1 billion. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the “100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR”, debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer to FORTUNE’s 2009 list. More information about the company’s customer service philosophy, unique company culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com More information about the “Zappos Insights” business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com

 

INSERT COIN(S) DELIVERS MORE THAN $3,000 WORTH OF HOLIDAY DONATIONS TO THE SHADE TREE

INSERT COIN(S) DELIVERS MORE THAN $3,000 WORTH OF
HOLIDAY DONATIONS TO THE SHADE TREE

 

Members of the Insert Coin(s) staff and other contributing downtown partners including Tony Hsieh and Zappos.com, The Downtown  Cocktail Room, The Beat Coffeehouse/ Emergency Arts, and Commonwealth, delivered holiday cheer to support families in need at The Shade Tree today, 12/21. A truck full of items including toys, video games, electronics, pet supplies, food and everyday items, such as paper towels, garbage bags, and women’s and children’s apparel were provided for those serviced at The Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House.

About Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar:
Nestled in the iconic, neon-laden Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas, Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar features an innovative combination of classic arcades, lounge service, console video gaming and world-renowned DJs. Guests can choose from more than 60 refurbished arcade cabinets in the COIN-OP Corner, including “Tron,” “Frogger,” “Donkey Kong” and “Joust,” as well as 40 video game consoles, ranging from Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo to Xbox 360. Home to thousands of modern and retro games and 44 large HDTV’s, InsertCoin(s) is an ideal venue for videogame tournaments, private parties, corporate events and product launches. For reservations call 702-477-2525. Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit www.InsertCoinsLV.com, facebook.com/insertcoinslv or twitter.com/insertcoinslv.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Runners To Tie The Knot In Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony At New York-New York December 2




Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Runners to Tie The Knot in Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony at New York-New York December 2

New York New York Hotel & Casino is giving an expected 100 couples the unique opportunity to say “I do” and proclaim their love on the run during the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon’s Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The three-minute ceremony will take place on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at approximately 5:30 p.m., providing couples a one-of-a-kind experience to marry for the first time or renew their vows as they run in the glow of the Las Vegas Strip’s neon glimmer.

From the starting line, couples will run alongside their wedding ceremony officiant, Running Reverend Jaime Firzlaff, until they reach the Brooklyn Bridge where the nuptials will take place among waiting family and friends. With this special Run-Thru Wedding in its seventh year, many couples from around the world have made this an annual tradition, renewing their love in Las Vegas.

Non-running family and friends are welcome to attend and watch the ceremony from a designated viewing area at the south end of the bridge. After the couples say “I do,” confetti-filled cannons will signal the start of a new chapter in the lives of the runners as they continue on with the race.

All marathon participants are invited to enjoy a special New York-New York package which includes a deluxe room, 2-for-1 breakfast at Il Fornaio, 2-for-1 passes to The Roller Coaster and 25% off treatments at The Spa & Salon. Runners also can show their credentials or number to receive a $30 post-race Sports Soak and/or a $100 Sports Massage at The Spa. This offer can be redeemed online at runrocknroll.competitor.com/lasvegas.

For additional information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony, please visit StripatNight.com.

About Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
A Competitor Group event, the 2012 Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will take over the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, December 2nd. Race participants enjoy the sights and sounds of lavish hotels, world-class entertainment and brassy nightlife for almost the entire 13.1-mile course. Throw in the infamous Running Elvi and a Run-Through Wedding Chapel, where participants can get married or renew their vows, and it’s one amazing event weekend that is more than just a marathon. For more information about Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit Stripatnight.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About New York-New York
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the resort’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit nynyhotelcasino.com or call   toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.