Sponsors included: Breyers Gelato Indulgences, Dark Horse Wine, New Balance Fresh Foam 980s, DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying camera, Sabra, Manito Linens, Fashion Forms, Tibolli Haircare, TiVo Roamio Plus, Carlos Falchi Couture and Murad Skincare.
The official wine of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Dark Horse Wine also joined in honoring this year's films and the people that have the bold prowess to make them by toasting VIP guests, presenters and nominees as they walked the Arrivals Carpet. Best Male Lead nominee Michael B. Jordan was in celebratory mood as he made his way down the Arrivals Carpet and stopped to grab a glass of Dark Horse Chardonnay before heading backstage.
Attendees included: Rosario Dawson, Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Rohm, Jeremy Renner, Jane Lynch, Greta Gerwig, Michael Fassbender, Fred Armisen, Alex Karpovsky, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Krysten Ritter, Caitrin Rogers, Will Forte, Diego Luna, Angelique Cabral, Brie Larson, Darlene Love, Gaby Hoffman, John Waters, Judith Hill, Julie Delpy, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, June Squibb, Keith Stanfield, Laura Dern, Marc Maron, Mark Duplass, Katie Asselton, Michael Sheen, Michaela Watkins, Ming-Na Wen, Natalie Morales, Paul Dano, Stana Katic, Tata Vega, Willie Garson, Yolonda Ross and more!
The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2nd, 2014. "12 Years a Slave" took top honors at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best picture. Added to Lupita Nyongo's win for supporting actress and John Ridley's for adapted screenplay, the film took three awards total. The top winner for the night, however, was "Gravity" with seven awards. In addition to Alfonso Cuaron's win for director, the film also won for visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, cinematography, film editing and original score. Other winners in the top categories include Cate Blanchett for lead actress, Matthew McConaughey for lead actor and Jared Leto for supporting actor.
Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska at the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Blue Jasmine, Fruitvale Station, Blue is the Warmest Color, Short Term 12, This is Martin Bonner and 20 Feet from Stardom also received awards at the ceremony, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.
This year's major category winners were 12 Years a Slave, which won Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Female and Best Cinematography and Dallas Buyers Club, which won Best Supporting Male and Best Male Lead; Fruitvale Station which won Best First Feature and Nebraska, which won Best First Screenplay; Blue Jasmine, which won Best Female Lead, Short Term 12 which won Best Editing; This is Martin Bonner, which won the John Cassavetes Award; Blue is the Warmest Color, which won Best International Film and 20 Feet from Stardom which won Best Documentary.
The 7th annual Robert Altman Award was given to one film's director, casting director, and ensemble cast. Jeff Nichols' Mud received this award, along with casting director Francine Maisler and ensemble cast members Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant and Reese Witherspoon.
The 2014 Roger and Chaz Ebert Fellowship which includes a cash grant of $10,000 was awarded to Lulu Wang. This annual award is given to a filmmaker currently participating in Film Independent's signature diversity mentorship program, Project Involve. Wang wrote and directed her first feature film Posthumous set in Berlin, starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling. The Bright Future Award, sponsored by Unilever Project Sunlight, honors a filmmaker whose work best exemplifies a commitment to telling stories of positive change in the world. The inaugural Bright Future Award recipient is Patrick Creadon, whose film, If You Build It, exemplifies the power of hands-on education and the impact a few budding creative minds can have on the future of a community. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Unilever Project Sunlight.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards is sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, the Lincoln Motor Company and IFC and by Principal Sponsors Stella Artois and Experian. Unilever Project Sunlight is the Official Sponsor of the Live Arrivals Show streamed exclusively on Yahoo and additional sponsors include Skype, LensCrafters and Kiehl's Since 1851. Dark Horse is the Official Wine Sponsor, WireImage is the Official Photographer and PR Newswire is the Official Breaking News Service of Film Independent. Water is provided by Fiji Water and spirits by Patron Tequila. Digital broadcast support is provided by TV Pro Gear.
The 'Everybody Wins' Oscars gift bag value has now increased to over $80,000! and includes:
CHOCOLATINES SAVORY WINE-INFUSED CHOCOLATE $80.00 - www.chocolatines.com
HALO PET FOOD SHELTER DONATION $6,100.00 - www.halopets.com
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER $6,850.00 - www.rockymountaineer.com
MAX MARTIN $750.00 - www.maxmartin.co
SLOW WATCHES $290.00 - www.slow-watches.com
DOSHA POPS $35.00/6pk - www.doshapops.com
BLOSSOM BLENDS $49.95 - www.blossomblends.com
STEAMIST $2,560.00 - www.steamist.com
NARRATIVE CLIP $279.00 - www.getnarrative.com
HYDROXYCUT $38.96 - www.hydroxycut.com
POLAR LOOP $109.95 - www.polar.com
JITSEU HANDBAGS $279.00 - www.jitseu.com
ROUGE MAPLE $280.00 - www.rougemaple.com
HUNTLEY DRIVE FITNESS $850.00 - www.huntleydrivefitness.com
CELEBRITY ACUPUNCTURIST/NUTRITIONIST HEATHER LOUNSBURY $500.00 - www.livenaturallivewell.com
SLIMWARE $59.00 - www.slimware.com
M3K BEAUTY $100.00 - www.m3kbeauty.com
AVIV 613 VODKA $30.00 - www.avivvodka.com
JAN LEWIS DESIGNS $400.00 - www.janlewisdesigns.com
LE PETIT CIRQUE $575.00 - www.lepetitcirquela.com
IMANTA $3,300.00 - www.imantaresorts.com
KOLOA LANDING RESORT $2,000.00 - www.koloalandingresort.com
LOADED: THE STORY OF A GHOST $49.95 - www.loadedseries.com
MAKEUP STUDIO BY DIANE CAPT $105.00 - www.dcglow.com
SIMON'S HAPPY PET SHAMPOO $15.00 - www.dcglow.com
BEE FREE HONEE $39.00 - www.beefreehonee.com
BETTY JANE HOMEMADE CANDIES $69.75 - www.bettyjanecandies.com
CANNONBALL WINE COMPANY $60.00 - www.drinkcannonball.com
ACURE $300.00 - www.acureorganics.com
CHERRYT KNIT & CO. $158.00 - www.cherrytco.com
THE GREEN GARMENTO $23.00 - www.thegreengarmento.com
MANE'N TAIL $95.35 - www.manentail.com
HISY $24.99 - www.hisypix.com
EPIC PET HEALTH $1,571.98 - www.epicpethealth.com
COOLWAY $120.00 - www.coolwayhair.com
VETVIK $230.00 - www.vetvik.com
MACE BRAND $120.00 - www.mace.com
GIZARA ARTS $5,000.00 - www.gizaraarts.com
WRAG WRAP $15.00 - www.wragwrap.com
DRAINWIG $6.49 - www.drainwig.com
KRYSTAL KLEAR WATER $4,895.00 - www.krystalklearwater.com
THE O-SHOT PROCEDURE $2,700.00 - www.oshot.info
ARTAS ROBOTIC HAIR TRANSPLANT SYSTEM $16,000.00 - www.dryateshairscience.com
WALK JAPAN $15,000.00 - www.walkjapan.com
"BEST OF LAS VEGAS" $9,000.00
"Best of Las Vegas Package" courtesy of PR Plus. Package includes:
1 dozen sugar cookies from Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe $45
1 dozen cupcakes from The Cupcakery $48
2 tix to Terry Fator and a meet'n greet with him - $300
VIP tour of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop including a meet'n greet with the Stars, swag bag, 2 tix to see Pawn Shop Live! and the chance to be an extra or view a scene being filmed - $2500 (but really "priceless"!)
2 tix to Chippendales and a 2014 calendar - $140
2 tix to George Wallace and meet'n greet after the show - $200
Hash House A Go Go - $75 gift certificate (best breakfast in Las Vegas)
2 tix to Mo5aic at LVH - $100
2 tix to NBA Summer League - summer of 2014 - $300
2 tix to a concert at Pearl at the Palms and tour of Studio at the Palms - $200
2 Piatini's at Piero's and enjoying Pia Zadora's show - $60
2 tix to a concert at House of Blues - LV and admission into the Foundation Room following the show - $225
2 tix to Raack'N Roll at the D + 2 tix to X Burlesque at Flamingo + 2 tix to X Rocks at the Rio - $250
Buddy V's at the Venetian - $100 gift certificate
Honey Salt - $100 gift certificate
2 tix to Louie Anderson's show - $120
2 tix to Reggae in the Desert (June 14) - $40
2 tix and meet'n greet for Rocktellz and Cocktails presents Meat Loaf at Planet Hollywood - $700
2 tix to Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan for the 10 pm canto with bottle service and dinner for two - $1000
Riviera package including 2 nights in Penthouse Suite ($600), Dinner for 2 at R Steak ($200) and 2 VIP show tickets ($200)
2 tix and meet'n greet for Boyz II Men at Mirage - $350
2 tix and meet'n greet for Rocktellz and Cocktails presents the Jacksons at Planet Hollywood - $700
Other fun surprises!
In celebration of their collaboration Monster and Caesars Entertainment celebrated their official launch of "THE AXIS" at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino with a special Monster VIP reception followed by Britney's: Piece of Me Show.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.The Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories. George Lucas presented his longtime friend and director of sound design at Skywalker Sound, Randy Thom, with the MPSE career achievement award.
Some of the winners are:Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in an English Language Feature -"Gravity"
Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in an English Language Feature - "Captain Phillips"
Best Sound Editing in an Animated Feature (English or Foreign Language),(Includes ADR, Dialogue, Sound Effects and Foley) - "Epic"
Best Sound Editing in a Foreign Language Feature (Includes ADR, Dialogue, Sound Effects and Foley) - "The Grandmaster"
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical Feature (English or Foreign Language) - "Frozen"
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature (English or Foreign Language) - "The Great Gatsby"
Best Sound Editing in a Feature Documentary Feature - "Dirty Wars"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Short Form: Dialogue & ADR - "Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Short Form: Sound Effects & Foley "Breaking Bad" - "Felina"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Long Form: Dialogue & ADR - "The Bridge" - Pilot
Best Sound Editing in Television - Long Form: Sound Effects & Foley - "Sons of Anarchy" - "Salvage"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Short Form: Music - "Game of Thrones" - "The Rains of Castamere"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Short Form: Music, Musical - "Peg + Cat: The Beethoven Problem"
Best Sound Editing in Television - Long Form Form: Music, Musical - "History of the Eagles: Part One"
Best Sound Editing in Television: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dumbbell Curve"
Best Sound Editing: Short Form Documentary in Television - "North America: No Place to Hide"
Best Sound Editing: Long Form Documentary in Television - "Deadliest Catch: The Final Battle"
Best Sound Editing: Computer Episodic Entertainment - "Mortal Kombat: Legacy Series II"
Best Sound Editing: Computer Interactive Entertainment - "StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Cinematic"
Best Sound Editing: Direct to Video Animation - "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2"
Best Sound Editing: Direct to Video Live Action - "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter"
Best Sound Editing: Special Venue - "To the Arctic 3D"
Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing for Student Filmmakers - "Robomax"
The Americans Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD release party took place at Nic's Beverly Hills. Guests in attendance were invited to Vodka-tasting in Nic's 28-degree chilled VodBox. Attendees were also treated to Americans inspired "Cold War Cosmos," custom laser-etched phone cases, Russian Ushanka hats, as well as an opportunity to chat with Executive Producers of The Americans - Graham Yost, Darrel Frank, and Justin Falvey.
French director Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco is to open the next Festival de Cannes. The world preview will take place on Wednesday 14 May, 2014, in the Grand Theatre Lumiere of the Palais des Festivals, in the Official Selection category, Out of Competition. Grace of Monaco follows on from The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann. The film portrays a period in the life of American Actress Grace Kelly (played by Nicole Kidman) who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) in 1956, in what was dubbed "the marriage of the century". An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with the very greatest (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann) and acclaimed the world over. Six years later, amid occasional difficulties in fulfilling her role, she was invited back to Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock, to play in his new film Marnie. At the time, France was threatening to tax and even annex Monaco, the tiny Principality whose monarch Kelly had become. Was she still an actress? Was she really Princess of Monaco?
Produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Uday Chopra and Arash Amel, who also wrote the screenplay, Grace de Monaco sees Nicole Kidman play the role of Grace, with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier. Their co-stars include Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Jeanne Balibar, Sir Derek Jacobi and Paz Vega, who plays Maria Callas. The film was shot in Scope 2.35 using Kodak 35mm film. The Director of Photography was France's Eric Gautier and the 16-weeks shoot took place in Monaco, South of France, Paris, Vintimille, Gand and Bruxelles.
Born in 1967 in La Ciotat, Olivier Dahan previously directed La Vie en Rose (2007) which garnered Marion Cotillard the Oscar for Best Actress in 2008. Grace of Monaco will be released on the opening day of the Festival, Wednesday 14 May, in France and in several cities around the world. The opening ceremony will be broadcast to participating cinemas, with the kind cooperation of Canal+.
The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl 2014. The Seahawks smashed the Broncos with 43 to 8. The Budweiser Super Bowl Ad Puppy Love won the most important Super Bowl 2014 Ad ranking. The Super Bowl 2014 broadcast on Fox won the title of most viewed in history. Nielsen released their TV ratings report for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox had an average of 111.5 million viewers. This is about 3 million more than last year's Super Bowl. Super Bowl 2014 beats the 2012 Super Bowl by about 140,000 views. AS this are preliminary numbers it could be that there is still going to be a change in the ranking as the numbers between the 2012 and 2014 Super Bowl broadcast are pretty close.
Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company once again produced the official talent gift bags and backstage gift lounge for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Music's Biggest Night which was held on January 26th, 2014 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Attendees were greeted by staff from Distinctive Assets, who escorted guests throughout the lounge. The lounge was moderately lit and beautiful decorated with natural and recycled resources permeated the lounge with luscious foliage and unique art pieces crafted by Revamp & Revive and Bo Tree Source. Both companies also gifted interior design consultation services to attendees.
Beauty essentials like MTG's Touch of Gold and Non F Energy cream by McCoy, helping to reduce cellulite were some of the beauty gifts given out. WowWee toys brought innovative fun to the lounge with MiP and their new line of Elektrokidz. An old school music gadget got a innovative update; the Gramovox, the world's first bluetooth gramophone was handsomely on display and gifted to guests. Gibson Brands gifted each lounge attendee a voucher to Gibson Beverly Hills Showroom to select a Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar and showcased their unique self-tuning Robot Les Paul Studio Limited featuring Robot Tuners.
Max Martin stood out with their American-made lavish footwear and gifted attendees $750 in product. With a twist of charm, chivalry and also handcrafted in the USA, mens bow ties and accessories by ZB Savoy were among fashionable threads on display at the gift lounge. Furthering the fashion-wear were gifts from Solstice Sunglasses, trips to "Best of Las Vegas" from PR Plus and an ocean resort stay from Imanta Resorts. Preassembled GRAMMY gift bags were also provided to attendees and included gifts from; 5 Gum, Yankee Candle, SOLEBANDZ, JBL Headphones, iHome, Blossom Blends, Conillin Chocolates, Norwegian Cruise Line, Paperblanks Journals, LODED: The Story of a Ghost, BioXgenic, The BrewsKey, Banana Republic Sunglasses and more!
The Taste Awards are the premier awards celebrating the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio were held January 16th in Hollywood.
Some of this year's winners are:
BEST FOOD OR DRINK RADIO BROADCAST - Bite and Booze Radio Show
BEST FASHION OR DESIGN: WEB PROGRAM OR VIDEO - Urban Hippie
BEST COMEDY - The Trailer Park Cooking Show With Jolene Sugarbaker
BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
BEST SHORT FILM OR DOCUMENTARY - Sugar Shack (A Documentary)
BEST MINI FILM OR DOCUMENTARY - "The Art & Science of Beer, with the Charlie "The Pope of Foam" Bamforth
BEST FOOD PROGRAM: WEB - Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES: WEB - Without Borders
BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES - Kimberly's Simply Southern
The 19th Annual LA Art Show kicked-off with a star-studded benefit for the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, and their program Bordeaux-Los Angeles A 50 Year Partnership. The event, which attracted a crowd of 7,000 collectors, celebrities, royalty, and political officials, featured an exclusive tasting of world-renowned Grand Crus wines from Bordeaux, alongside California-Latino inspired samplers by chef of note, John Sedlar of Rivera Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. DJs Mia Dangerfield, Lush Bunny (Ryan Jesena), and Marques Wyatt Deep-LA spun throughout the evening.
In addition to 2014 Art Ambassador, Cheech Marin, the evening hosted numerous high-profile celebrities, royalty and political officials. 2014 celebrity attendees include: Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Loni Anderson, Shepard Fairey, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Lily Collins (Mortal Instruments) Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Debra Wilson (MADtv), Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, Gabrielle, Duchess of Schoeneberg, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Kevan Hall (fashion designer), Hill Harper (Cover Affairs), Robert LaSardo (CSI:Miami), Domingo Zapata (artist), Bria Murphy, Willem van Gogh (grand-nephew of Vincent van Gogh), James DuMont (Treme), Alex Lombard (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Sue Wong (fashion designer), Abdulla Ali Saboosi (Consul General for the U.A.E.), Michael Peer (Opera Singer), Rebecca Reaney (Tarzan 3D), Toni Garrn (model), Terence Bernie Hines (Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and more.
Numerous LA-based businesses, including Angel City Brewery, Beso, Ca Del Sole, Calavera Tequila, Chaya Downtown, Chivas Regal, Deep Eddy Vodka, Diabolo Beverages, Evian, Hama Sushi, John and Pete's Fine Wine and Spirits, Magnolia Bakery, Maria's Italian Kitchen, Rasta Tacos, Rivera, Sinners and Saints Desserts, Sweet Tart Beverage Company, and Trattoria Neapolis, served a wide assortment of tapas-style food and beverages to the confluence of more than 7,000 art patrons who attended the Opening Night Premiere Party.
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Behind the Candelabra were among the big winners at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 12th.
12 Years a Slave took home the win for best motion picture, drama, while American Hustle won as best musical/comedy. Breaking Bad was named best TV drama, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine surprised with a win for best TV comedy. Behind the Candelabra won in the miniseries/TV movie category. The ceremony was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as hosts.
Diane von Furstenberg hosted a launch party for the exhibition, Journey of a Dress, celebrating 40 years of the DVF wrap dress with works by Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Annie Leibovitz on Friday January 10th, 2014.
Rock legends Fleetwood Mac headlined Monster's Retail Awards presentation and party at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. Considered one of the hottest parties at the consumer electronics show, this year's event marked Monster's 35th anniversary.
Future US, a leading digital media group specializing in technology and gaming properties, announced the winners of their second annual TechRadar Best of CES Awards 2014 sponsored by DTS. TechRadar editors reviewed the latest and greatest gadgets and electronics CES has to offer and named their top picks of the show.
Winners of the TechRadar Best of CES Awards 2014 include:
Best in Show: Toyota FCB
Peoples'Choice Award: Steam Machines
Best Cell Phone: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Best Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.
Best Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Best TV: Sony Bravia X9
Best Digital Camera: Nikon D3300
Best Audio Accessory: Rocki
Best All-in-One Computer: Samsung Ativ One 7
Most Unique Product: Monster DJ Go
Best Car Tech: Audi Tablet
Best Home Theater Product: Dish Super Joey
Best Gaming Peripheral: Steam Controller
Best Fitness Tech: LG Lifeband Touch
Best Wearable Tech: Pebble Steel
Best Mobile Device Accessory: Mophie Space Pack
Best App/Software: Playstation Now
Best In-Home Gizmo: Nest Protect
Best Green (Environmentally-Friendly) Product: Toyota FCV
Best Steam Box: Gigabyte Brix Pro
Wednesday, March 5
5 p.m. - Gates open at Dirt Track for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars.
6 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade on Las Vegas Blvd.
Thursday, March 6 - Free grandstand admission. Ticket Gate C and Neon Garage open at 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - Ticket Gate C and Neon Garage opens.
Noon - 4 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 practice.
5 p.m. - Gates open at Dirt Track for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars.
5 p.m. - Doors open for Speedway Children's Charities NASCAR Driver Auction at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Auction starts at 6 p.m.
7 p.m. - Neon Garage closes.
Friday, March 7 - Stratosphere Pole Day
Ticket Gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open at 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - Ticket gates, VIP suites and Neon Garage opens.
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 practice.
12:40 - 1:30 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 practice.
2 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 final practice.
3:35 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stratosphere Pole Day qualifying for Kobalt 400.
5:30 p.m. - Neon Garage closes.
6-8 p.m. - Kobalt Kampout RV Appreciation Party in the Neon Garage.
Saturday, March 8 - Boyd Gaming 300
Ticket gates open at 8 a.m.
8 a.m. - Ticket gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open.
8:30-9:25 a.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 practice.
9:35 a.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 qualifying.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 final practice.
12:40 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions.
1:15 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles).
4 p.m. - Neon Garage closes.
5-7 p.m. - Richard Petty Driving Experience rides.
Sunday, March 9 - KOBALT 400
Ticket gates open at 7 a.m.
7 a.m. - Ticket gates, Neon Garage and VIP suites open.
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk.
10 a.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and crew chief meeting (Neon Garage).
11:30 a.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 driver introductions.
Noon - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles).
5 p.m. - Neon Garage closes.
Coachella, the annual music festival in the desert kingdom of Indio, near Palm Springs and 250 miles from Las Vegas, announced its lineup for April 11-13 and April 18-20. As with last year and in 2012, the festival will offer identical lineups on two successive weekends in April. The big news for Las Vegas besides the fact that many residents of Our Town flock to the festival is that a goodly number of the bands playing the gig in Indio also play Las Vegas. Our CityLife wish list includes, of course, The Replacements, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bryan Ferry, Blood Orange, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Motorhead. We can find room for you here.
Friday, April 11 & 18:
Outkast, The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, HAIM, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, The Glitch Mob, The Afghan Whigs, The Cult, Bastille, Flume, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlomo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, Kate Nash, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, GOAT, Nina Kraviz, Anthony Green, Duke Dumont, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solomun, ZZ Ward, Anti-Flag, Caravan Palace, Flatbush Zombies, Deorro, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Davide Squillace, DJ Falcon, Dum Dum Girls, Austra, Tom Odell, Dixon, Wye Oak, Crosses, Mako, The Preatures, The Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys
Saturday, April 12 & 19:
Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster the People, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Empire Of The Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, The Head And The Heart, Sleigh Bells, Cage The Elephant, City And Colour, CHVRCHES, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, The Naked And Famous, Temples, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Washed Out, Future Islands, Ty Segall, DARKSIDE, Banks, Tiga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Netsky, RL Grime, Galantis, Foxygen, White Lies, Graveyard, The Internet, Laura Mvula, The Dismemberment Plan, Headhunterz, Blood Orange, GTA, TJR, Cajmere, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, Bear Hands, The Magician, Young & Sick, Unlocking The Truth, Saints Of Valory, Carbon Airways, UZ, Syd Arthur, Bicep, Drowners.
Sunday, April 13 & 20:
Arcade Fire, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Flosstradamus, The Toy Dolls, The 1975, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Chance The Rapper, Laurent Garnier, Krewella, Rudimental, STRFKR, Fishbone, Trombone Shorty, AlunaGeorge, Art Department, Flight Facilities, Frank Turner, John Newman, Maceo Plex, Superchunk, Bombino, Daughter, Bad Manners, Surfer Blood, Lee Burridge, Poolside, Classixx, Showtek, James Vincent McMorrow, Bo Ningen, Aeroplane, Ratking, Jhene Aiko, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Factory Floor, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anna Lunoe, The Martinez Brothers, Scuba, John Beaver
The Women+Film VOICES Film Festival, produced by the Denver Film Society, announced its 4th edition: Tuesday, March 18 - Sunday, March 23. Inspired by the theme of International Women's Day, which is celebrated globally every March, VOICES showcases a high profile, women-centric mix of documentaries, feature presentations and short films. The festival also includes the VOICES Mobile Film Fest, The MacSpa Mobile Movie Making Workshops, Young Filmmakers Workshop @VOICES, salon discussions and many in-person guests to highlight thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world.
Following the successful inaugural run of the Stanley Film Festival (SFF) last May 2013 - The Stanley Film Festival Chapter II - promises four days of hauntingly good entertainment scheduled for April 24-27, 2014 where Stephen King penned THE SHINING. The Denver Film Society is proud to be a partner in producing this unique event and it's literally a dream come true to present a world-class horror festival at the Stanley Hotel. You couldn't find a better location for a horror film festival because of the actual paranormal experiences that continue to happen with many of the guests who come year-after-year to this historic property.
CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will return to Caesars Palace Las Vegas on March 24-27, 2014. CinemaCon will once again have the support of The Coca-Cola Company as its official presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. CinemaCon, the largest and most important annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry - from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas - all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. In returning to Caesars Palace, CinemaCon is able to offer its delegates a modern and upscale conference facility and a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience in The Colosseum, the 4,200 seat theatre and crown jewel of Caesars Palace. CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners.
Costner can be seen this spring starring in "Draft Day" which is set to be released by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, on April 11, 2014."Draft Day" is produced by Summit, Montecito Picture Company and OddLot Entertainment. On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, "Draft Day" also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chi McBride with Ellen Burstyn and Chadwick Boseman.
Craig Dehmel, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning at 20th Century Fox International, will receive this year's "Passepartout Award" as part of the convention's International Day, it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. Craig Dehmel manages the theatrical release planning and execution of all 20th Century Fox-distributed titles in over 60 markets worldwide. His role includes strategic dating, competitive analysis, financial review, exhibitor relations, regional oversight and integrated release planning. Over his fourteen year career with Fox, Dehmel has helped plan the successful theatrical releases of hundreds of Fox International-distributed titles, including the Industry's biggest International box office title, "Avatar" and the Industry's two biggest animated titles at International box office, "Ice Age 4" and "Ice Age 3." More recently, he was responsible for the release planning and execution of the triumphant "Life of Pi." In 2013, 20th Century Fox International completed its 5th consecutive year exceeding $2B GBO, an industry record.
Dehmel commits a significant amount of time mentoring students, helping them learn the business of entertainment and find roles in the industry appropriate for their skills and interests. He has mentored more than 100 interns and students during his career at Fox. Dehmel has been a guest lecturer at the Anderson School of Business (UCLA) for the past 12 years, teaching a seminar on the fundamentals of the worldwide theatrical business. He is also a regular guest speaker at the Annenberg School of Communications and Peter Stark Producing Program, both at USC. Prior to joining Fox, Dehmel was Marketing Director for Ocean Park Pictures; an independent producer of film and TV commercials. He started his entertainment career as an account executive / production manager for JP Advertising, servicing studio clients, such as Disney, MGM, Orion, and Sony Classics.
Later this summer, audiences will see Boseman star as James Brown in "Get on Up," which will be released by Universal Pictures on August 1, 2014. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson and Dan Aykroyd. Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman and Erica Huggins join Taylor as producers on the film.
Acclaimed animation director, Carlos Saldanha, will be honored with a special "International Filmmaker of the Year" Award, as part of CinemaCon's International Day. Saldanha is currently completing production on "Rio 2" which sees the return of all of our favorite "Rio" characters including those voiced by Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx along with new friends being voiced by Andy Garcia, GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy/Tony/ GRAMMY winner Rita Moreno. The Twentieth Century Fox film is slated for release April 11, 2014.
Cher has just announced Cyndi Lauper as support for her "Dressed To Kill Tour". Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and for complete "Dressed To Kill" tour details and ticket information, please visit www.cher.com.
Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning artist and New York Times Best Selling author Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. A true renaissance woman with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Lauper continues to reach new heights as a career artist.
In 2013, Cyndi became the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award Winner for Best New Musical. In addition, Cyndi marked the 30th anniversary of her debut smash hit album, She's So Unusual, with a celebratory world tour, she also released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography - Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir - published by Simon & Schuster, and continued her philanthropic work through the True Colors Fund.
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