Industry News: Famed Burning Man Festival Goes Virtual, Live Event Production Agencies Join Forces to Help Hospital Workers, New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center Hosts a Virtual Gala, and More

NATIONAL: On Sunday, Sean "Diddy" Combs hosted a nine-hour virtual TeamLove Dance-A-Thon, which raised money for healthcare workers through Direct Relief. Virtual attendees included Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Kris Jenner, and Snoop Dogg, and beverage brand Ciroc donated the day's first $1 million.

More than 80 live event production agencies—including George P. Johnson, Freeman, and CORT—have teamed up to form Live for Life. The new coalition will help build temporary hospitals, drive-through testing centers, and more. 

BLACK ROCK DESERT, NEVADA: This year's Burning Man festival will be held virtually and themed "The Multiverse," re-creating its desert scene in cyberspace. Organizers are asking those who planned on attending to consider donating all or a portion of the ticket value, and/or making a tax-deductible donation to the Burning Man Project.

LOS ANGELES: LVMH plans to build a 115-room hotel on Rodeo Drive, slated to open in 2025. The Cheval Blanc-branded property will feature large suites, two swimming pools, and a private club. 

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

NEW YORK: On April 15, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala will take place—virtually, of course. Themed "Worldwide Concert for our Culture," the virtual event will feature performances by Baqir Abbas, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, and WDR Big Band, among others. In lieu of priced tickets, guests are asked to offer a donation of any amount for entry into the online gala, with proceeds benefiting the Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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