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  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016
    Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016

    Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Film Festival will be held in Park City Utah for it's annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events.

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016

    NAACP Awards

     The 47th NAACP Image Awards will be held on Friday, February 5,2016 

     

    The NAACP Image Awards, is the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (motion picture, television, recording, and literature), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

     

    For updated information and submissions: please log into http://www.naacpimageawards.net/

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2016

    Taste Awards

    the 7th Annual TASTE AWARDS will take place on February 11, 2016 in San Francisco. As part of its long term concept, the awards rotate regularly between Hollywood and San Francisco, with the next event planned in the City by the Bay.


    The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards show
     celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. With its strong leading-edge culture of both culinary and technological innovation, the Bay Area community is embracing the event with open arms.

    San Francisco is a perfect location for an awards show that combines food and technology,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel.

    The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, Esquire Network, Spike TV, Vimeo, iHeart Radio, Vice, Bio / FYI Channel, Dreamworks and more.

    For more updated information; please log on to http://www.thetasteawards.com/

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2016

    Grammy Awards

     The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.  The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

    For more information: please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2016
    Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016

    Magic Fashion and Trade Show

    MAGIC Fashion and Trade Show hosts over 60,000+ industry insiders  in Las Vegas to shop and celebrate style. With 9 can’t-miss markets feature the most comprehensive collection of men’s, women’s, juniors and children’s apparel, footwear, accessories and resources.

    For more information and updates; goto http://www.magiconline.com/

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    SXSW

    Interactive: March 11–15 • Film: March 11–19 • Music: March 15–20

    MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

    9:00am-6:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music, Film, and Interactive Registration
    9:30am-6:00pm Film Sessions
    9:30am-6:00pm Interactive Sessions
    9:30am-6:00pm SouthBites Sessions*  
    9:30am-6:00pm SXgood Sessions*
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    10:00am-6:00pm Trade Show
    11:00am-12:00pm Film Keynote
    11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage*
    2:00pm-3:00pm Interactive Keynote
    3:30pm-2:00am SXSW Comedy*  

    TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

    9:00am-10:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music, Film, and Interactive Registration
    9:30am-6:00pm Music Startup Village
    9:30am-6:00pm Film Sessions
    9:30am-6:00pm Interactive Sessions
    9:30am-6:00pm SXgood Sessions*
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    10:00am-6:00pm Trade Show
    11:00am-12:00pm Film Keynote
    11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage*
    11:00am-6:00pm Music Sessions
    2:00pm-3:00pm Interactive Keynote
    3:30pm-2:00am SXSW Comedy*  
    7:00pm-9:00pm Interactive Innovation Awards
    8:00pm-9:00pm Film Awards
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases
    8:30pm-2:00am Interactive Closing Party
    9:00pm-1:00am Film Intermission Party

    WEDNESDAY MARCH 16, 2016

    9:00am-10:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music and Film Registration
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    10:00am-2:00pm Trade Show
    11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage*
    11:00am-6:00pm Music Sessions
    11:00am-6:00pm VR/AR Track Sessions*
    12:00pm-6:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
    6:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Comedy*  
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

    THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

    9:00am-10:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music and Film Registration
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    11:00am-12:00pm Music Keynote
    11:00am- 6:00pm Music Sessions
    11:00am-6:00pm VR/AR Track Sessions*
    12:00pm-6:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
    2:00pm-6:00pm Music Gear Expo
    2:00pm-6:00pm Flatstock Poster Show
    6:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Comedy*  
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

    FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

    9:00am-7:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music and Film Registration
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock Poster Show
    11:00pm-6:00pm Music Gear Expo
    11:00am-6:00pm Music Sessions
    11:00am-6:00pm VR/AR Track Sessions*
    12:00pm-2:00pm Music Taco Meetup**
    12:00pm-6:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
    6:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Comedy*  
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

    SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016

    11:00am-4:00pm Platinum, Gold, Music and Film Registration
    10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
    11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock Poster Show
    11:00am-6:00pm Music Gear Expo
    11:00am-4:30pm Music Sessions
    12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
    12:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
    6:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Comedy*  
    7:00pm-9:00pm SXSW Gaming Awards
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases

    SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016

    12:30pm-5:30pm Barbecue and Softball Tournament
    8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Closing Party (Open to the Public)

    The Austin Convention Center is the hub of SXSW activities including Registration, Conferences, and the Trade Show. Hundreds of other activities like Interactive Satellite Campuses, Film Fest Screenings, and the Music Fest Showcases take place at nearby venues - see the Getting Around page for details.   #SXSW

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    LA Fashion Week

    Over 40 emerging, established and internationally renowned designers will take the stage to create a unique, creative, innovative fashion experience. Stay tuned for an updated list of this season’s line-up.

    This season LAFW makes history with exclusive major brands who have never been shown in Los Angeles! Our goal is to usher in the next generation of chic trend-setters & established designers. With talents from over a dozen countries: theUK, Italy, Brazil, Korea, Phillippines, Mexico, Turkey, USA & more!


    The designer schedule for #LAFW16 is as follows:
    Thursday, 3/17
    - 7pm Dena Burton
    - 8pm George Styler
    - 9pm Marcelo Quadros

    Friday, 3/18
    - 4pm Rose Cottage 
    - 6pm Cosmogyral
    - 7pm Toit Volant
    - 8pm Michael Sta. Maria

    Saturday, 3/19
    - Sav Noir (offsite at the Lazarus Room)
    - 6pm Phlemuns
    - 7pm Underlash 
    - 8pm Esther Perbandt 

    Sunday, 3/20 
    - Esther Perbandt (offsite at the Goethe institute)

    For more updates: check out www.lafw.net and #LAFW
  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2016

    iHeartRadio Music Awards

    The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on April 3rd, at the Forum in Los Angeles at 5 p.m.

    Here is your full list of 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees:

     

    Song of the Year:

    "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift

    "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd

    "Hello" - Adele

    "Shut Up and Dance" - Walk The Moon

    "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

     

    Female Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Adele

    Carrie Underwood

    Meghan Trainor

    Selena Gomez

    Taylor Swift

     

    Male Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Ed Sheeran

    Justin Bieber

    Luke Bryan

    Sam Smith

    The Weeknd

     

    Best New Artist:

    Fetty Wap

    Hozier

    Sam Hunt

    Shawn Mendes

    Tove Lo

     

    Best Duo/Group of the Year: (New Category)

    Fall Out Boy

    Maroon 5

    One Direction

    Walk The Moon

    Zac Brown Band

     

    Album of the Year: (New Category)

    1989 - Taylor Swift

    25 - Adele

    Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd

    In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith

    X - Ed Sheeran

     

    Best Tour: (New Category)

    Foo Fighters

    Garth Brooks

    Luke Bryan

    Taylor Swift

    U2

     

    Alternative Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    AWOLNATION

    Foo Fighters

    Muse

    Twenty One Pilots

    X Ambassadors

     

    Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

    "Cigarette Daydreams" - Cage The Elephant

    "Ex's & Oh's" - Elle King

    "Renegades" - X Ambassadors

    "Shut Up and Dance" - Walk The Moon

    "Stressed Out" - Twenty One Pilots

     

    Rock Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Breaking Benjamin

    Disturbed

    Five Finger Death Punch

    Foo Fighters

    Three Days Grace

     

    Rock Song of the Year: (New Category)

    "Cut The Cord" - Shinedown

    "Failure" - Breaking Benjamin

    "Footsteps" - Pop Evil

    "Heavy Is The Head" - Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

    "I Am Machine" - Three Days Grace

     

    Country Song of the Year:

    "Buy Me A Boat" - Chris Janson

    "Homegrown" - Zac Brown Band

    "I See You" - Luke Bryan

    "Lose My Mind" - Brett Eldredge

    "Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt

     

    Country Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Blake Shelton

    Brad Paisley

    Luke Bryan

    Sam Hunt

    Thomas Rhett

     

    Dance Song of the Year:

    "Hey Mama" - David Guetta featuring Nicki  Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

    "Lean On" - Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ

    "Waves" - Mr. Probz

    "Where Are Ü Now?" - Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

    “You Know You Like It" - DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

          

    Dance Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Calvin Harris

    David Guetta

    Major Lazer

    Skrillex & Diplo

    Zedd

     

    Hip Hop Song of the Year: (New Category)

    "Blessings" - Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West

    "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)" - Rich Homie Quan

    "Hotline Bling" - Drake

    "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap

    "Truffle Butter" - Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

     

    Hip Hop Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Big Sean

    Drake

    Fetty Wap

    Future

    J. Cole

     

    R&B Song of the Year: (New Category)

    “Bitch Better Have My Money" - Rihanna

    "Earned It" - The Weeknd

    "Planes" - Jeremih featuring J. Cole

    "Post To Be" - Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

    "The Hills" - The Weeknd

     

    R&B Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Beyoncé

    Chris Brown

    The Weeknd

    Trey Songz

    Usher

     

    Latin Song of the Year: (New Category)

    "Ay Vamos" - J Balvin

    "El Perdón" - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

    “Hilito" - Romeo Santos

    "La Gozadera" - Gente De Zona featuring Marc Anthony

    "Mi Verdad" - Maná featuring Shakira

     

    Latin Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Enrique Iglesias

    J Balvin

    Nicky Jam

    Pitbull

    Prince Royce

     

    Regional Mexican Song of the Year: (New Category)

    "Aunque Ahora Estés Con Él" - Calibre 50

    "Eres Una Niña" - Gerardo Ortiz

    "Levantando Polvadera" - Voz de Mando

    "Mi Vicio Más Grande" - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga

    "Te Mestiste" - Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

     

    Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: (New Category)

    Banda Los Recoditos

    Calibre 50

    Gerardo Ortiz

    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda

    Voz De Mando

     

    Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

    "Die A Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett

    "Fight Song" - Rachel Platten

    "Hello" - Adele

    "Photograph" - Ed Sheeran

    "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

     

    Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

    "Bad Blood" - Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

    "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" - Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend

    "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

    "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

    "Where Are Ü Now?" - Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

     

    Best Cover Song: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

    1989 (Album in Full) - Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift

    "Bad Blood" - Alessia Cara covering Taylor Swift

    "Bitch Better Have My Money" - Kelly Clarkson covering Rihanna

    "Cheerleader" - Pentatonix covering Omi

    "Hands To Myself/Sorry" - Troye Sivan covering Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber

    "Hello" - Demi Lovato covering Adele

    "Hotline Bling" - Justin Bieber covering Drake

    "Hotline Bling" - Sam Smith & Disclosure covering Drake

    "Trap Queen" - Ed Sheeran covering Fetty Wap

    "Uptown Funk" - Fifth Harmony, Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides and Mahogany Lox covering Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

     

    Best Song from a Movie: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

    "Earned It" - The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey)

    "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)

    "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Furious 7)

    "Til It Happens To You" - Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

    "Writing's On The Wall" - Sam Smith (Spectre)

     

    Most Meme-able Moment: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

    Adele and all of the "Hello" memes (Lionel Richie, Miss Piggy, Etc.)

    Drake and “Hotline Bling”

    Katy Perry and the Left Shark (from Super Bowl 49)

    Kanye West and Kanye For President / Kanye 2020

    Taylor Swift's "Crazy Girl" with Running Mascara (from "Blank Space" video)

     

    Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category

    5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam

    Adam Lambert - Glamberts

    Ariana Grande - Arianators

    Demi Lovato - Lovatics

    Fifth Harmony - Harmonizers

    Justin Bieber - Beliebers

    Little Mix - Mixers

    Nicki Minaj - Barbz

    One Direction - Directioners

    Selena Gomez - Selenators

    Shawn Mendes - Mendes Army

    Taylor Swift - Swifties

    For more information and updates can be found at www.iheart.com  #iHeartAwards

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016

    Savor Dallas Wine Festival

    SAVOR Dallas! The Food, Wine and Arts Festival
     
    The tradition of Savor Dallas, the most delicious food and wine festival in Texas, continues 
    April 7-10th. Over three days of wining and dining, this 
    “celebration of wine, food, spirits and the arts,” spotlights dozens of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers throughout the weekend. From events at the Dallas Arts District, Dallas Arboretum and Fair Park to wine seminars and dinners hosted in the city’s hottest restaurants; Savor Dallas spans many of the city’s unique cultural and epicurean destinations.

    Ticket prices for the individual events range from $20 to $150. 
    To purchase tickets, go to www.SavorDallas.com or call 888-728-6747.

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016

    Dallas International Film Festival

    During the past nine years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,518 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $545,000 in awards.

    For Submissions and additional information; goto: http://www.dallasfilm.org/  #DIFF2016 @DallasFilm

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016

    Austin Fashion Week

    Austin Fashion Week
     
    Help us kick off AFW 2016 with a night of indulgence featuring the 2016 Austin Fashion Week Mash Up Teams. Marvel at the conceptual work created by some of Austin’s most creative designers, hair & makeup artists, stylists,... read more
    Friday, April 15 2016 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
    Fri, Apr 15 2016 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
     

    Austin Fashion Week Runways: Thursday

    Austin, TX
     
    9 full runway shows and 3 mini collections: Feel like a celebrity viewing collections by and meeting STARS that were season winners or All Stars on Project Runway. DISCOVER emerging designers from around the globe. Support... read more
    Thursday, April 21 2016 6:30 PM 11:00 PM
    Thu, Apr 21 2016 6:30 PM 11:00 PM
     

    Austin Fashion Week Runway: Friday

    Austin, TX
     
    9 full runway shows and 3 mini collections: Feel like a celebrity viewing collections by and meeting STARS that were season winners or All Stars on Project Runway. DISCOVER emerging designers from around the globe. Support... read more
    Friday, April 22 2016 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
    Fri, Apr 22 2016 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
     

    Austin Fashion Week Runway: Saturday

    Austin, TX
     
    9 full runway shows and 3 mini collections: Feel like a celebrity viewing collections by and meeting STARS that were season winners or All Stars on Project Runway. DISCOVER emerging designers from around the globe. Support... read more
    Saturday, April 23 2016 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
     
    For ticket information; log into http://fashionxaustin.ticketleap.com/
  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    Vegas Uncork’d

    Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit celebrates its 10th anniversary April 28-May 1 with extravagant soirees and a world-class lineup of renowned chefs from Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and The Palazzo. Headliners include Giada De Laurentiis, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Chow, Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Tickets are on sale now for the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace as well as new events, including After Hours Sake & Sushi: The Night Rolls On at TAO at The Venetian; brunch at GIADA: An Italian Inspired Feast at The Cromwell; and Sushi Making and Sake Tasting at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Caesars Palace.

    For additional information and tickets please goto www.VegasUncorked.com

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016

    ASCAP EXPO

    The 11th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO announces its full conference schedule, jam-packed with inspiring and informative sessions for music creators of all levels, no matter what genre or medium they write for. The 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO takes place April 28 – 30, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

    Top events include a keynote interview with super-producer Timbaland and a kick-off performance by Melissa Etheridge and other hit ASCAP songwriters at the ASCAP Annual Membership Meeting.

    DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS - THURSDAY, APRIL 28

    ASCAP’s Annual Membership Meeting, free to all ASCAP members and open to all EXPO attendees, kicks off the EXPO with performances by Grammy and ASCAP award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, chart-topping “Cheerleader” songwriter OMI and the songwriting power trio of Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea (Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad”). ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews, President and award-winning songwriter Paul Williams and EVP Membership John Titta will provide an essential update on the success of ASCAP’s collective licensing model, the strength of ASCAP membership, and how the organization is protecting songwriters’ livelihoods.

     

    Other Day One highlights include Master Sessions with Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Beck), gospel hitmakers Erica and Warryn Campbell and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Adele).

     

    The We Create Music panel features a varied lineup of heavy hitters including Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, OMI, multi-platinum songwriter, solo artist and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, “King of Reality TV” composer David Vanacore and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer and visual artist Dan Wilson (Chris Stapleton, Adele, The Dixie Chicks). These disparate music creators will explore their common experiences and what it takes to build an enduring career in music.

     

    Day One wraps up with “I Create Music” Center Stage at nearby Ohm Nightclub, an in-the-round performance hosted by superstar songwriter/producer (and ASCAP Board member) Desmond Child,and featuring songwriters Brett James (Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water”) and Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass”), multi-platinum R&B/soul songwriter and artist Brian McKnight, Rob Thomas and groundbreaking folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. Later that night at Ohm, the iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase offers eight EXPO attendees the chance to have their tracks heard and judged before an audience of industry tastemakers.

     

    DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS - FRIDAY, APRIL 29

    Renowned producer Timbaland is the featured keynote interview on Friday afternoon, a session presented by ole. The five-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, currently Executive Music Producer for the hit FOX TV series Empire, will look back at the moments that have defined his career, discuss his new book The Emperor of Sound, and look ahead to his forthcoming solo album Opera Noir, the future of Empire and beyond.

     

    Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Bon Jovi) returns for his Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Sessions, which run from 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM. At these marathon sessions, Brown offers in-the-moment, constructive song critiques and suggestions to the EXPO audience.

     

    Day 2 also features Master Sessions with three-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley; Grammy-winning classical composer, conductor and sought-after speaker Eric Whitacre; and Grammy-winning Rihanna ANTI co-writer James Fauntleroy, who will provide a unique workshop and live performance with his 1500 or Nothin’ crew that offers a window into the creation of a hit record.

     

    The annual Women Behind The Music session this year includes 2016 Grammy-nominated retro-soul singer-songwriter Andra Day and a lineup of gifted women who will share how they carved out their unique careers and the valuable lessons they learned on the way.

     

    We Are Young: A Conversation with Nate Ruess and Paul Williams is a not-to-be-missed talk between one of today’s best new songwriters and vocalist for the GRAMMY-winning group fun. and Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning songwriter, Paul Williams. They will explore the nature of pursuing a creative life, how to be truly committed to your craft and how to stay open and productive as a songwriter, at every stage of your career. 

     

    On Friday night, the annual ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase, presented by GigTown, will feature a select group of EXPO registrants that will perform their original music live for the EXPO audience.

     

    DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS - SATURDAY, APRIL 30

    Capitol Hill comes to Hollywood on Day 3 of ASCAP EXPO, when US Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) joins ASCAP President Paul Williams and songwriter Kevin Kadish at the Your Music, Your Rights: Building a Sustainable Future for Music panel. The group will discuss critical music licensing reforms underway in the courts, in Congress and in the Department of Justice and why music creators need to do all they can to help. 

     

    Also on Saturday, songwriting legend Desmond Child joins forces with Antonina Armato, half of the hit writer-producer duo Rock Mafia, for a live Pop/Rock Feedback session, evaluating songs submitted in advance by EXPO registrants.

     

    Golden Globe-winning actress Rachel Bloom appears along with her songwriting partners from CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jack Dolgen (an alum of the ASCAP Lester Sill Workshop) and Adam Schlesinger (Grammy/Emmy-winning member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy) to talk about the process of creating music for the hit comedy series.

     

    Two Master Sessions take place on Day 3, featuring singer, hit songwriter and artist advocate Priscilla Renea, and multi-platinum recording artists and songwriters Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.  

     

    ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO closes on Saturday afternoon with The Writers Jam, featuring LaShawn Daniels (Lady Gaga’s “Telephone;” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”), Chris DeStefano (Luke Bryan’s "That's My Kind of Night"), Audra Mae (Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon”) and more to be announced.

     

    Now in its 11th year, ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO is the premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers in all music genres. Participants can attend creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, networking events, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations and performances. The ASCAP EXPO provides music creators with an unforgettable and authentic experience – real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can’t find anywhere else.

    Since its inception, the event has brought together music’s biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.

    For more information on the #ASCAPEXPO and to register for the conference, visit:http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/2016/registration.aspx

    About ASCAP

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 560,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

     

     

     

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016

    Billboard Music Awards

    The Billboard Music Awards honors some of the hottest names in music today. This year, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, May 22, 2016 LIVE on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016

    BET Awards

    “BET AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8 P.M. ET

    NOMINEES

    DRAKE DOMINATES WITH NINE NOMINATIONS WHILE BEYONCÉ AND RIHANNA FOLLOW WITH FIVE EACH

    EXCLUSIVE WILLDABEAST DANCE VIDEO ANNOUNCES THREE CATEGORIES

    #BETAWARDS

     

  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016
    Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016

    Essence Festival

    The Essence Music Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival which started in 1994 with a Forum of Speakers and Concerts held in New Orleans.

    “The ESSENCE Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars,” said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “We are welcoming Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers like Leon Bridges, Jeremih, Lion Babe, Dej Loaf and The Internet, as well as fan favorite Charlie Wilson for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans this July 4th weekend.”

    Be sure to check back for updates at www.essence.com

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016

    Africa Film Festival

    The African Film Festival (TAFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to African motion pictures, and to serve as a platform for educative references to African Culture. The festival will be held from July 1 - 3.  Films will be screened at the Angelika Theater on July 1st and July 2nd.  The Festival Closing/Awards night will be held at the Dallas City Performance Hall on July 3rd at 7 PM.

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    Tue
    19
    Jul
    2016

    Project NY

    PROJECT is held twice annually, in January and July, in New York and offers an intimate buying experience for the contemporary menswear market. With three unique communities featuring men’s apparel, footwear, and accessories; retailers from around the globe gather to shop this menswear destination of inspiration and elevation. PROJECT in New York is comprised of PROJECT, PROJECT SOLE, and THE TENTS.

     It will be held this year at the Jacobs Javitz Center

    For more information goto:  http://www.magiconline.com/project-ny

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2016

    Jazz Cleopatra at Fashion Opera

    3-7pm

    The 1920 meets 2020 in a whimsical journey through fashion, expression, and liberation.


    Join us in a day of empowerment as The Fashion Opera celebrates the rise of women told through a story of fashion featuring bold collections created for the woman that dares to defy convention.

    Lets go back in time... and don't be afraid to get dressed to the nines!
    Jazz, Art Deco, and the notorious flapper.
    The 19th Amendment, The Harlem Renaissance, and Josephine Baker!
    Combining the elements of theatre and fashion, you will be taken on a journey through the roaring 20's to explore events and movements that not only changed the face of fashion but also served as a launching pad for the rise of The Woman.

    From fashion and beauty products to health and wellness, Fashion Arena presents the spectrum of fashion with some of the latest and exciting brands and vendors from across the country.

     Jazz Cleopatra Fort Worth Convention Center 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 starting from 3-7pm

    For more information and tickets goto www.//thefashionopera.com

  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016

    MAGIC Fashion Show

    MAGIC is the world's largest fashion marketplace, comprised of eleven unique communities showcasing the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. Every February and August the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas to spot and shop the latest trends in men’swomen’sjuniors' and children’s apparel, footwearaccessories and resources.

    From the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC brings you brands that fuel the business of fashion.  MAGIC is comprised of PROJECTTHE TENTSWWDMAGICFN PLATFORMSOURCING at MAGICPROJECT WOMENSTHE COLLECTIVEPOOLTRADESHOWWSA@MAGIC, Children's Club MAGIC and CURVENV@MAGIC.

     

    For more information;goto http://www.magiconline.com/magic

  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016

    Stitch

    STITCH is the show for focused and refined RTW Designers. Its carefully juried and merchandised floor showcases the right mix of contemporary, sportswear, lifestyle and international brands. STITCH provides the shopping experience that both retailers and designers have asked for by delivering a global, vibrant marketplace that will continue to evolve according to the industry’s needs.

    Mandalay Bay Convention Center

    3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

    For more information;  http://www.stitchshows.com/

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

    Couture Fashion Week

    Couture Fashion Week 24th Season presents a series of couture and luxury fashion shows twice a year in New York City with Fine designers from around the world presenting exquisite garments and accessories, World Class Entertainment and Parties.

     For this fall; it will be held at:

    Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
    1605 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019

    Reserve your spot today to experience an incredible showcase of luxury and style.

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    CBCF

    The CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference brings together some of the foremost leaders, influencers, politicians, community leaders, and celebrities to discuss pressing issues facing the African-American community. This is a conference you do not want to miss! Join us in Washington, DC September 14 - 18! From the conversations to the entertainment, there is something for everyone!

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    GrapeFest Wine Festival

    The 30th Annual GrapeFest® is the perfect time to sample the Fruit of the Vine. At this year's festival, sample premium Texas wines, Californian and Australian wines.

    Visitors will be able to sample a variety of wines from the California Central Coast and Australia's Barossa Valley that are not available in Texas at the 30th Annual GrapeFest.

    As the fifth-largest wine producing state in the nation, Grapevine has earned its reputation as the headquarters of the Texas wine industry. Grapevine is home to a vibrant and growing Urban Wine Trail that offers daily wine tastings and special events throughout the year.

    While at GrapeFest, don't miss the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the Champagne Terrace, Grapevine's Urban Wine Trail, the Texas Wine Tribute and many more ways to celebrate the fruit of the vine throughout the four-day festival.

    For more information and tickets; visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Grapefest

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016
    Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016

    Fashion Week San Diego

    Fashion Week San Diego announced  the Fall Runway Shows will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with a location announcement to be made in the coming weeks. Twenty-six emerging designers, including FWSD 2015 winners, new womenswear and menswear designers, and even a dog apparel brand—a first for Fashion Week San Diego—will show off their 2017 Spring/Summer collections on the runway.
     
    FWSD’s Fall Runway Shows have become San Diego’s highly sought-after events. Not only does FWSD help serve as a springboard for up-and-coming designers, it has also been recognized by San Diego leaders as a driver for the local economy. This year, FWSD plans to elevate the fall shows even further with best-in-class designers, strategic partners, live entertainment and a picturesque background.
     

     
    FWSD 2016 Fall Runway Shows Schedule:
    • September 29 — Art & Beautiful Behind Fashion
    • September 30 — Runway Shows featuring 13 of 26 Designers
    • October 1 — Runway Shows featuring remaining 13 of 26 Designers
    • October 2 — Trunk Show with all 26 Designers
     
    “This is going to be another great year for Fashion Week San Diego,” said Allison Andrews, founder and director of FWSD. “This year our designers span the globe, from India to Africa and Eastern Europe, the collections will showcase a wide range of unique influences from around the world. I’m really looking forward to sharing their talent and collections with San Diego and all of Southern California.”
     
    The following 26 designers will be participating in FWSD this year:
     
    Albert Ray Collection, As Much Again, B.JASH.I Couture, Bryan VaughnBerry, Chavon Shree, Circa Suzy Vintage Couture, DeAnnah Rae Couture, Fuseik, GFASH, Gloria Guerrero, Jaded Marie, Killem with Chic, Laced with B, LK Fashion Design, Luis Rivas, Margaret the Maker, Odd Bird Designs, P.Sangeeta, Pashn by Survi, RACA Designs, Territa Torres, The Stylish Bisou Couture, Theo Doro Fairyland, Timmithea, Valleau Apparel, and y-u-l-i-y-a.
     
    In addition to the runway shows, the Oct. 2 trunk show and award ceremony will take place at the La Valencia Hotel, providing attendees with an opportunity to shop the runway and get to know the designers up close.
     
    For more information and to learn about all the events leading up to the Fall Runway Shows, visit: www.fashionweeksd.com.
     

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016

    Soul Train Music Awards

    Soul Train Music Awards, at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

    The Soul Train Awards is back in Las Vegas, the party capital of the world, with an extended experience.

    Keep the party going with a Soul Train Weekend VIP package that provides great seats to the Soul Train Awards, Soul Train concert, a laugh-out-loud comedy show, along with more exclusive access, events, and after-parties.

    Stay Updated at: www.soultrainweekend.com

    #SoulTrain

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016

    Latin Grammy

    The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ will return to Las Vegas's
    T-Mobile Arena Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, and will broadcast live on the Univision Networkfrom 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).  The Road To The Latin GRAMMYs will kick off with the announcement of this year's nominees Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Latin GRAMMY Week will launch Tuesday, Nov. 15 with the third annual En La Mezcla, an event that praises nominees in the field of producing and engineering. On Wednesday, Nov. 16 The Latin Recording Academy® will host the Special Awards Presentation, which honors Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award recipients, followed by the 2016 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year gala. Crowning the week with the highly anticipated Latin GRAMMY Premiere —where 85 percent of the Latin GRAMMY Awards will be presented live on LatinGRAMMY.com —leading into the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be broadcast live on the Univision Network. Culminating the excitement is the official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party Thursday, Nov. 17.

    For more information; goto LatinGrammy.com #LatinGrammy 

     

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