October 2, 2018: R.N.C. to Hold 2020 Convention in Charlotte in Late August, Las Vegas Memorializes One-Year Anniversary of Festival Shooting, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Childish Gambino Are the Rumored 2019 Coachella Headliners

By Ian Zelaya October 2, 2018, 9:01 AM EDT

1. R.N.C. TO HOLD 2020 CONVENTION IN CHARLOTTE IN LATE AUGUST: The Republican National Committee has announced it will hold its 2020 convention August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina. CNN: “The late August date means Republicans will hold their convention more than a month after the Democratic National Convention, which will take place from July 13 to July 16, 2020. The R.N.C. announced Charlotte as the convention site in July. In 2012, the city hosted the Democratic National Convention as then-President Barack Obama sought his second term. The Democratic Party has yet to announce the host city for its convention. Miami Beach, Milwaukee, and Houston are among the contenders." https://cnn.it/2QlMl4X

2. LAS VEGAS MEMORIALIZES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FESTIVAL SHOOTING: Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The city held a memorial for the tragedy, which included releasing doves that each carried a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people killed. Associated Press: “Marking the anniversary of the night that a gunman opened fire from a high-rise casino suite on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval gathered with several hundred people at an outdoor amphitheater remembrance ceremony. ‘Today we remember the unforgettable. Today, we comfort the inconsolable,’ Sandoval told survivors, families of victims, first-responders, and elected officials who gathered at dawn. He added: ‘Today, we are reminded of the pain that never really goes away.’ … Christie Kraemer, a Las Vegas real estate agent who wasn’t at the concert but knew people who were, said ‘I never want October 1 to happen again. But I love October 2 because of the way everyone came together.’ Shooting survivors Chris and Larisa Rapanick of Chesapeake, Virginia, made the trip to Las Vegas for weekend events including a 5K run, a country music club show, and a reunion of survivors on Saturday. At the sunrise service, they stood with their two adult daughters. ‘We weren’t going to let this ruin a place we like to come to,’ Chris Rapanick said. ‘I’m glad to be standing here.’ Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo recalled the chaos and confusion of the shooting, and the prayers to ‘heal broken hearts,’ blood banks filled with donors, and ‘acts of kindness that comforted the suffering’ that followed.” https://bit.ly/2Qnolyu

3. KANYE WEST, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AND CHILDISH GAMBINO ARE THE RUMORED 2019 COACHELLA HEADLINERS: A report from music industry trade publication Hits Daily Double suggests that Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Childish Gambino will headline next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Fader: “Gambino will play on the Friday, with Timberlake on Saturday, and West on Sunday—the festival will run April 12-21, 2019. Coachella 2018 was headlined by Beyoncé, Eminem, and The Weeknd. Each of the three rumored 2019 Coachella headliners have had big 2018s. Childish Gambino had his biggest tour ever on the back of his No. 1 single 'This Is America' (though a foot injury forced some dates to be postponed), Justin Timberlake shared a new album called Man Of The Woods, and Kanye came out as a Trump supporter. His new album Yandhi, a follow-up to 2018's ye, was pushed back to November 23. Representatives for Kanye West were not immediately available for comment." https://bit.ly/2zMc6WO


CHICAGO:  The 22nd Northalsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest will take place October 31 on Halsted Street from Belmont to Brompton. 

LOS ANGELES:  The 27th edition of photographic art exposition Photo L.A. will take place February 1-3 at Barker Hangar, with an opening night preview on January 31.

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

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA:  The Heat Group has appointed Kim Stone executive vice president of business development. Stone was previously executive vice president and general manager of AmericanAirlines Arena. Jarred Diamond, the former executive vice president of Heat Group Enterprises, the booking and marketing division of AmericanAirlines Arena, will take over as general manager of the venue. 

NEW YORK:  The Fashion Group International will host a panel called “Conscious Fashion: Strategies to Sustainability and Beyond” on October 9 at the Townhouse at LIM College. 

The Museum of Arts and Design’s Mad Ball will take place November 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event will honor Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta, Cadillac, artist Nancy Rubins, architect Annabelle Selldorf, and real estate developer Sugar Hill Capital Partners. 

Japan Society, Anime News Network, and Anime N.Y.C. will host the inaugural Anime Business Conference on November 15 at the Japan Society, the day before the Anime N.Y.C. convention. 

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

TORONTO:  The 18th annual Reelworld Film Festival will take place October 9-14 at multiple venues. The event will spotlight films addressing a number of social topics, directed by Indigenous and diverse directors. 

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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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