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.

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Careyes Film & Art Festival – Mexico
Apr 25 @ 3:17 pm

Careyes-Film & Arts proudly celebrated its first edition in January 2011, with a very particular mix of elements: a festival of the arts, with film as its main focus, that seeks to experiment with the combination and pairing of various art forms.

Rafael Marín programmed and presented a wide selection of short films by Latin American directors; and Geovana Ibarra curated an exhibition that presented the work of contemporary artists, making up the cultural agenda for the first edition of ARTE CAREYES.

The art pieces exhibited were auctioned in order to support two different Mexican foundations each committed to their fields: Fondo para la paz (Peace Fund), a private institution which provides social support to help rural indigenous communities in extreme poverty to prosper, and Selva Negra (Black Forest), an organization that merges environmental conservation with conscious social development.

In addition to the cultural agenda, the festival hosted several social events that merged Costa Careyes´ exotic lifestyle with the Latin American cinematic, music and art proposals, creating Mexico´s first unique artistic experience.

The winning short films received a film camera by SONY, 10% of the funds collected through the art auction, and thanks to Screencast, the screening of their films in Cinepolis and Cinemex movie theaters in Mexico.

2011 ARTE CAREYES was supported by GRUPO EXPANSIÓN, ART NEXUS, ZONA MACO, HOTEL EL CAREYES, TALLER MEXICO, NETA COMUNICACIONES, COLOURS, BEEPRO, CANDELARIA and LAS BELLAS ARTES; and was sponsored by AMG Mercedes-Benz, Tequila Patrón, Cervecería Corona, Sony, Smart Water, and Vitamin Water.

ARTE CAREYES aims to become a reference point for the international cultural scene, with the goal of finding new spaces in which to further experiment. Future editions seek to find new pairings of the film experience with other approaches such as fashion, gastronomy, architecture and other arts that might emerge.

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Daytime Emmy Awards and After Party – Los Angeles
Apr 29 @ 3:19 pm

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetimetelevision programming. First given in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the “Emmy Awards” until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s, and the word “primetime” was added to distinguish between the two.

The Primetime Emmys generally air in mid-September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season. They are currently seen in rotation among the four major networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox). Because of NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night NFL Football beginning in September, when NBC has had the rotation in 2006, 2010 and 2014, the Emmys moved to late August for those years only.

Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music), and Tony Awards (for stage).