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People/Events/Accounts: News about Red Bull Records, the Hot Pink Party, Power Ball, and More

LOS ANGELES: This year’s Long Beach Pride festival and parade will take place May 18-19. The parade on May 19 will take place along Ocean Boulevard.   

Duran Brown is the new director of global publicity for Red Bull Records. He has previously worked in communications, marketing, and events for Pandora, Adidas, and Universal Music Group.  

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit  Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles 

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Level Three, a new event venue at Aventura Mall, has named Sheril Henney director of sales and marketing. Henney previously was director of marketing and events at Modern Luxury Media.

Miami Center for Dermatology will host the sixth annual Night of Beauty on May 2. The event will have product demos led by representatives from the dermatology pharmaceutical industry.

NEW YORK: Brooklyn Designs, an event showcasing furnishings, lighting, and home accessories from Brooklyn-based designers and manufacturers, will take place May 10-12 at Brooklyn Navy Yard. The event will have an American Design Club pop-up market, live demos by the Textile Arts Center, and a keynote by architect Claire Weisz. 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s 25th annual Hot Pink Party will take place May 15 at Park Avenue Armory. Elizabeth Hurley will host the event. 

The 42nd annual DanceAfrica, BAM’s longest-running program, will take place May 24-27. This year’s African dance festival will focus on Rwanda.

American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Gerardo Tejado general manager of the American Express Meetings & Events division. Tejado previously was the company’s vice president and general manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork 

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Ed DiAntonio, the complex director of catering and event management for Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, has received the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers’ honorary Doctorate of Foodservice Award. Gary Bruckner, the resort’s meeting and events manager, has earned the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (C.P.C.E.) designation from the National Association for Catering and Events. 

TORONTO: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will hold Power Ball: 21 Club, the gallery’s annual benefit, on June 6.

The 25th annual NXNE, a music and gaming festival, will take place June 7-16. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the event will have an expanded festival village on Yonge Street. 


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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.


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