Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports 2017

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“Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards—which celebrates the best athletes in sports as well as the top moments in sports leagues—is off to a competitive start. Stars like Serena Williams and Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will go head-to-head alongside other nominees, including Tom Brady, Steph Curry and more.

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“The show is taking place today at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles and is being hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the third year in a row.”

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Read the full article and see the list of winners on E! News

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Watch some of the best moments at Nick.com

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The 747 Project: Imagine Bigger in 2017

In 2016, our IndieGogo campaign raised over $86,000 (137% of our goal!), and we brought the front upper-half of the plane to Burning Man.

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The 747 touches down on playa during Early Man

During the day, the plane was a place of personal transformation. Pass through the Insecurity Checkpoint, leave your worries at the Emotional Baggage Check, get your flight wings at the Departures window. Kick back in the cockpit, relax on our fuzzy sofas, take shelter from the harsh desert weather. After sundown, the plane transformed into a dance floor.

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Music from sunset to sunrise

This year, we bring the rest of the upper section of the plane. The fuselage on playa will literally double in size.

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“This is OUR art project. We want EVERYONE to know our story and see the love that’s gone into creating the incredibly special experience we’re cultivating on and off the playa And we’re going bigger in 2017.”

Find out more on the Big Imagination Foundation website.

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Neil Diamond Comes Home to the Greek

“Four decades after ‘Hot August Night,’ Neil Diamond delivers a career retrospective from the same stage that launched his into the stratosphere.

“As one of the most popular live performers in the world, Neil Diamond has a lot of venues he can call his own, but only one he can truly call home: L.A.’s Greek Theatre. As the story goes, and the new 40th anniversary edition of Hot August Night confirms, in 1972, Diamond was on the verge of superstardom. He needed one major signature event to make the leap and the multi-platinum Hot August Night, recorded at the Greek on August 24, 1972, became that transcendent moment. After that date, Neil Diamond became an icon.”

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Read the rest of the article on the Hollywood Reporter.

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Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017

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“For more than a few people who tuned into Sunday night’s Super Bowl, the halftime performance was more exciting than the football.

“This is because Lady Gaga, who headlined the event, by all accounts stole the show, delivering what many have called the best halftime show in the history of the Super Bowl.”

Read more on the TIME Magazine website

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“Gaga mainly sang the choruses from her hit songs but when it came to her 2011 hit, ‘Born This Way,’ she again offered another clear message of acceptance by choosing to sing lyrics from a verse towards the end of the song: ‘No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby/I was born to survive.’
“Gaga has long been outspoken on the issue of LGBTQ rights, and the presence of Vice President Mike Pence in the audience at the game may have played a role in that message.”

Read more about Lady Gaga’s performance and message of inclusion on CNN Entertainment

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Watch the full performance on NFL.com

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

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“The show has become a runway for the biggest models in the industry and this year happens to be the largest yet. More than 5o models showcased 82 looks from the famed lingerie collection, separated by themes such as Dark Angel, Secret Angel, Pink Nation, Mountain Romance, and Bright Night Angel. Familiar faces returned to the runway, including Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Joan Smalls. And of course, the Angels were in attendance. Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jasmine Tookes, Stella Maxwell, Lily Aldridge and many others returned to the runway for the highest profile runway show in the world.” [See the full article on Forbes.]

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Kids’ Choice Sports 2016

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“The 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards brought some of the most famous athletes, legends and celebrities together for one fun, slime-filled evening.

“Russell Wilson hosted the show at the Pauley Pavilion at the University of California, Los Angeles, while Kobe Bryant took home the Legend Award and Stephen Curry won for Clutch Player of the Year. There were competitive games featuring some of the biggest names in sports and even a little dance-off that included the moves of none other than Ciara!”

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Read the full article on E! News

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Big Imagination Foundation

 

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“What if there were no limits? What if anything you dreamed could become a reality? What if you could be part of something that will inspire the world?

“Yesterday’s radical ideas are today’s realities. The Big Imagination Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that incubates brave new ideas and talent, supports transformative change makers, and reminds us that if we dream big, we can make the impossible possible.”

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Their current project: “We’re currently working in the Mojave desert on our biggest project yet, converting a 1985 Boeing 747 into what might be the largest moving art experience ever created. Our goal is to create an immersive interactive experience that will have an impact on all those who come inside. We’re converting it from a mover of people and cargo to a mover of dreams.”

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Join the IndieGoGo Campaign!

Read more about the 747 Project here on their website, BigImagination.org.

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