Mar
10
Sat
2018
Kids Choice Awards – Los Angeles
Mar 10 @ 2:44 pm

Alan Goodman, Albie Hecht and Fred Seibert created the awards show after Nickelodeon produced a show called The Big Ballot in 1986, named for the ballots kids voted with. To vote, the viewers would send in ballots and then before the show, the ballots would be counted and the winners would tape a thank you video that would be shown during the program. Goodman, Hecht, and Seibert felt that the network needed a bigger, more exciting platform.

Hecht selected the awards logo from a series of network designs created by original logo designers Tom Corey and Scott Nash (Corey McPherson Nash, Boston), overseen by Goodman and Seibert (Fred/Alan, Inc., New York). The award was configured into the current blimp shape/kaleidoscope in 1990. The only change to the award since that time has been to change the embossed logotype on the side of the trophy for 2010 to fit the network’s new logo typeface.

As the Internet came into widespread use, the voting eventually moved from a combination of 900 number telephone voting and ballots either mailed or completed at Pizza Hut locations, to moving exclusively online to the network’s website and by 2007, text messaging. Early years of Internet voting had the early adoption complications of ballot stuffing and even adults voting before a new system where only one vote per Nick.com account became the procedure for voting on the awards (although it is probable adults still cast votes via the texting option, which is connected to a phone number only rather than a screenname, or by creating an account with a false age or having their children vote for a chosen subject instead). In 2010, an iPhone application and mobile browser voting was also added.

The 2009 KCAs featured a new award called “The Big Green Help Award” which goes to the celebrity who goes above and beyond to help the Earth. The inaugural award was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio. For the 2010 awards, the “The Big Green Help” award was renamed “The Big Help” award, with First Lady Michelle Obama winning the first award under the rename.

Unlike traditional awards shows, the Kids’ Choice Awards uses other items to announce an award winner rather than a traditional envelope. The show sometimes uses balloons, T-shirts, models, giant letters, stickers (1999, where Amanda put a “Kick Me!” sticky on the model’s back and somebody else put a sticker showing the winner’s name). and even a foot (2008).

Voting for Canadians became available for the 2010 ceremony with the inauguration of Nickelodeon’s Canadian service in November 2009.

In June 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Mexico.[9] Other countries with their own Kids’ Choice Awards include Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia, and Indonesia, which are either fully original local productions, or inserted as continuity during their broadcast of the American ceremony.

In August 2011, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Argentina.

In June 2014, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Colombia.

In July 2014, Nickelodeon presented the Kids’ Choice Sports awards, honoring kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments from the year. Michael Strahan produced and hosted the ceremony

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Miami Tennis Open
Mar 20 @ 2:47 pm

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is actually the third home of Miami Open Tennis. It all started in Delray in 1985, moved to Boca Raton in 1986 before permanently settling in Miami in 1987. The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association’s player development program headquarters.

 

Timeline

  • March 1989: A new clubhouse was dedicated on the Crandon Park grounds, the first step to building a permanent stadium.
  • November 1990: Miami-Dade County approved plans for a new stadium on the grounds.
  • April 1992: Stadium construction begins.
  • Summer, 1992: The site is rechristened The Tennis Center at Crandon Park
  • November, 1992: After legal delays and Hurricane Andrew (August 24, 1992) halt construction, the way is cleared to open Stadium for 1994 tournament.
  • February 12, 1994: Miami-Dade County dedicates the new 14,000 seat stadium which includes 24 luxury suites, and state-of-the-art areas for media and players.
  • March 11, 1994: The first match is played on Stadium Court as 1994 Tournament begins. Karin Kschwendt defeats Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, 6-3, 6-4.
  • August-October, 2005: Crandon Park weathers two powerful storms, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma.
  • March, 2006: A new chairback seating system debuts in the 400-level of the stadium court. The seats replace the bleacher-seating system that had been in place since the stadium’s inception. Capacity of the stadium court reduced from 14,000 to 13,800, with every seat having a back for the first time.

Guest Services

It is always Miami Open Tennis’s goal to provide an enjoyable experience by meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests. The Guest Services Center is welcome to all guests requiring information about the tournament or the South Florida area. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or need assistance of any kind, please stop by the Guest Services Center, located near gate C of the stadium. Our multi-lingual Guest Services Team is prepared to make sure all your questions are answered and all your needs are addressed.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Formula One – Australia
Mar 22 @ 2:50 pm

FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.

 

FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).[2] The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.[3]

The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.

 

The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Ultra Music Festival – Miami
Mar 23 @ 2:52 pm

ULTRA WORLDWIDE, PRODUCERS OF THE AWARD-WINNING ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MIAMI, LAUNCHED A NEW EVENT CONCEPT EARLY IN 2012 APPROPRIATELY NAMED, “ROAD TO ULTRA.” SINCE THEN, RTU’S HAVE LANDED IN THAILAND, KOREA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY AND CHILE WITH MORE PLANNED FOR 2015.

Road to Ultra events are single-stage events with the same focus as the Ultra Worldwide festivals. Each event showcases cutting-edge stage production including world-class visuals, lighting, kryogenics and pyrotechnics. Stage designs are developed by the Ultra Music Festival creative team and adapted to accommodate the needs of both indoor and outdoor venues.

Just as the Ultra festivals boast the world’s hottest talent, Road to Ultra features the top electronic music artists in today’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and more have already headlined previous RTU’s, bringing tens of thousands of fans to these events.

Ultra Worldwide is already the most international electronic music festival brand by far (with festivals on five continents including S. Africa, S. America, Europe, Asia and N. America), but with the addition of the Road to Ultra concept, ULTRA has truly raised the bar. The RTU events continue to drive Ultra apart from the competition by offering one-of-a-kind experiences to electronic music fans in even more regions around the world.

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Art Basel Hong Kong – Asia
Mar 29 @ 2:55 pm

Art Basel in Asia
Our breakthrough 2016 edition – which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the center of Asia’s international art scene – offered a premier platform for showing works from across the globe. Underlining its commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again had exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provided an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

 

Past impressions
Art Basel
HIGHLIGHT
Discoveries
During Art Basel in Hong Kong, we showcased the works by emerging generation of artists in Discoveries. Galleries exhibited new works created specifically for the show by up to two emerging contemporary artists from their gallery program.
HIGHLIGHT
Special film screening

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg (2016): The story of how a Swiss man became embroiled in the history of China after Mao’s death was part of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Film sector. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, a documentary directed by Michael Schindhelm, reconstructs the adventures of entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg and his three decades in the country. The film includes interviews with Cao Fei, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rita Sigg, Lang Lang and Ai Weiwei.
Art Basel
Art BaselHIGHLIGHT
Encounters

In the words of curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, ‘immersion, wonder and unpredictability’ described this year’s selection of artworks in Encounters. From pictogram-painted protest banners condemning environmental destruction to the blending of scent with tapestries and chandeliers, Glass-Kantor gathered an expressive, intense body of large-scale sculptures and installation works by leading artists for visitors to explore.

Apr
5
Thu
2018
Masters Golf Tournament – Augusta
Apr 5 @ 2:59 pm

The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA. The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones. Jones designed Augusta National with course architect Alister MacKenzie.

The Masters is the first major championship of the year. Since 1948, its final round has been scheduled for the second Sunday of April, with several exceptions. It ended on the first Sunday four times (1952, 1957,1958, 1959) and the 1979 and 1984 tournaments ended on April 15, the month’s third Sunday. The first edition in 1934 was held in late March and the next ten were in early April, with only the 1942 event scheduled to end on the second Sunday.

Similar to the other majors, the tournament consists of four rounds at 18 holes each, Thursday through Sunday (when there are no delays). The Masters has a relatively small field of contenders, when compared with other golf tournaments, so the competitors play in groups of three for the first two rounds (36 holes) and the field is not split to start on the 1st and 10th tees, unless weather shortens the available playing time.

After 36 holes of play, a cut-off score is calculated to reduce the size of the field for the weekend rounds. To “make the cut”, players must be either in the top 50 places (ties counting), or within 10 strokes of the leader’s score. These criteria have applied since 2013. From 1957 to 1960, the top 40 scores (including ties) and those within 10 strokes of the leader made the cut. From 1961 to 2012, it was the top 44 (and ties) or within 10 strokes of the lead. Before 1957, there was no 36-hole cut and all of the invitees played four rounds, if desired.

Following the cut, an additional 36 holes are played over the final two days. Should the fourth round fail to produce a winner, all players tied for the lead enter a sudden-death playoff. Play begins on the 18th hole, followed by the 10th, repeating until one player remains. Adopted in 1976 and first used in 1979, sudden-death was originally formatted for the inward (final) nine holes, starting at the 10th tee. The current arrangement, beginning at the 18th tee, was amended for 2004 and first used the following year. Through 2014, the ten sudden-death playoffs have yet to advance past the second extra hole. Earlier playoffs were 18 holes on the following day, except for the first in 1935, which was 36 holes; the last 18 hole playoff was in 1970.

Apr
13
Fri
2018
Coachella Weekend 1 and Parties – Indio
Apr 13 @ 3:02 pm

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Fest) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

 

It was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013.

The festival’s origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The show validated the site’s viability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held in October 1999 over two days. After no event was held in 2000, the festival returned on an annual basis beginning in April 2001 as a single-day event. In 2002, the festival reverted to a two-day format. Coachella was expanded to a third day in 2007 and eventually a second weekend in 2012. Organizers began permitting spectators to camp on the grounds in 2003, one of several expansions and additions of amenities that have been made in the festival’s history.

Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Notable appearances in the past include: Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Lion, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure, Kanye West,Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. In 2014, the festival tallied an attendance of 579,000 and grossed a record-breaking $78.3 million.

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Monte Carlo Rolex Masters – Monaco
Apr 14 @ 3:04 pm

The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France,a commune that borders on Monaco. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament is played on clay courts and is held every year in the April–May period.

 

The Monte Carlo tennis championship was first held in 1897. It became an “Open” event in 1969. From 1970 through 1972 and from 1978 through 1989 it was a major tournament of the Grand Prix Tour as part of the Grand Prix Championship Series top tier events. In 1973 the tournament was part of the Rothmans Spring Mediterranean Circuit.[2] From 1974 through 1977 the tournament was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit. In 1990 it became an ATP Championship Series Single Week tennis event.

Beginning in 2009, Monte Carlo became the only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament not to have a mandatory player commitment. Most of the top players still elect to play the event despite this sort of liberal status.

Rafael Nadal won the title 8 consecutive times between 2005 and 2012, making him the only player in the open era to win 8 consecutive titles at the same tournament; Novak Djoković beat him in 2013.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Tribeca Film Festival – New York
Apr 18 @ 3:08 pm

The 2018 Festival is set to build on the momentum from last year’s edition, which not only saw record setting attendance numbers from recent years, but also the highest percentage of film sales to distributors. The 2017 line-up made major cultural headlines from reunions like The Godfather and Reservoir Dogs; to Tribeca Immersive’s critically acclaimed Virtual Arcade and Storyscapes programming, which showcased the latest in VR and installations that explored the intersection of storytelling and technology; to the N.O.W. (New Online Work) section’s showcase of digital storytellers. For the second year, the Tribeca X Award celebrated the best in branded storytelling from artist-brand collaborations.

Tribeca Talks®’ Directors Series and Storytellers brought luminaries such as Barbra Streisand, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks together for once-in-a-lifetime conversations. Tribeca TV world premiered new series including Emmy® nominees The Handmaid’s Tale and Genius, in addition to introducing audiences to new shows such as The Sinner and debuting the latest seasons of fan favorites like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The inaugural Tribeca Games Festival premiered to sold-out crowds with the first-ever crowd play of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 1, a concert with British electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa, and keynotes with some of the top game creators, including legendary creator Hideo Kojima.

“Following a banner year that saw record high submissions across all of our festival programs, it’s clear there is more exciting work being created in more different ways and on more different platforms than ever before,” said Tribeca Director of Programming Cara Cusumano. “Withoutabox is the perfect partner to help further our film submissions and we eagerly look forward to seeing what our endlessly surprising creators bring us in 2018.”

“Withoutabox is home to the top filmmakers and film festivals in the world, and our mission is to provide filmmakers with unparalleled opportunities to share their projects with a global audience,” said Matt Kumin, Head of Withoutabox, IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. “The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most important festivals in the world and we are thrilled they have selected Withoutabox to be their exclusive third party film submissions service beginning with the highly anticipated 2018 film festival.”

Apr
20
Fri
2018
Coachella Weekend 2 – Indio
Apr 20 @ 3:13 pm

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Fest) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

It was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013.

The festival’s origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The show validated the site’s viability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held in October 1999 over two days. After no event was held in 2000, the festival returned on an annual basis beginning in April 2001 as a single-day event. In 2002, the festival reverted to a two-day format. Coachella was expanded to a third day in 2007 and eventually a second weekend in 2012. Organizers began permitting spectators to camp on the grounds in 2003, one of several expansions and additions of amenities that have been made in the festival’s history.

Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Notable appearances in the past include: Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Lion, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure, Kanye West,Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. In 2014, the festival tallied an attendance of 579,000 and grossed a record-breaking $78.3 million.