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October, 8, 2018: A Las Vegas Super Bowl Could Clash with Trade Shows, Why Columbus, Ohio, Is Skipping Columbus Day, Wedding Planner's Online Fight With Bride Goes Viral

October 8, 2018, 8:59 AM EDT


1. A LAS VEGAS SUPER BOWL COULD CLASH WITH TRADE SHOWS: Las Vegas expects to be able to host the Super Bowl in 2022 or 2023, with a new stadium and ample hotel rooms to host fans, but the timing could be a bad thing for major trade shows and conventions that meet in the city leading up to and during the game. Las Vegas Review Journal: “When the N.F.L. comes to town for a Super Bowl, planners and executives arrive more than a month ahead of the game and start hammering out logistics. In that month ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, Las Vegas hosts CES (170,000 people in early January), the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show (61,000 in mid- to late January), World of Concrete (60,000 in late January), and the Las Vegas Market furniture show (50,000 in late January) 'The Super Bowl is a good thing and a bad thing that we only get the opportunity to host every five or six years,” said Paul Anderson, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the chair of the committee. “Absolutely it would increase (traffic), but is it a slow time of year? No, we’re already sold out.'” https://bit.ly/2y6StHo

2. WHY COLUMBUS, OHIO, IS SKIPPING COLUMBUS DAY: Ohio's capital city will not observe the holiday that honors its namesake, the explorer Christopher Columbus, with officials citing a lack of resources to pay for the day off. USA Today: “City offices are instead scheduled to close on Veterans Day in November, though a spokesperson for the mayor's office said the decision was not spurred by movements to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, a counter-celebration held on the same day to commemorate Native Americans. ... Several U.S. cities and states have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day or Native American Day—including Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Denver, as well as South Dakota and Alaska.” https://bit.ly/2OLanJi

3. WEDDING PLANNER'S ONLINE FIGHT WITH BRIDE GOES VIRAL: After an unhappy bride left a poor review on her wedding planner's Facebook page, the planner fought back with a scathing review of the couple, and now the situation is making news worldwide. LB Events and Promotions in Georgia fired back on its now-deleted page, “Until your wedding rolled onto our calendar we have never had to deal with such an incompetent, discourteous, and evasive bride/groom/client etc … and never have felt that getting paid was going to be an issue again until we were graced with your wedding.” New York Post: https://nyp.st/2Pn4kb6

* LOCAL NEWS *

BOSTON:  The fifth-annual Dana-Farber UnMask Cancer fund-raising event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on October 20.

GREENVILLE, N.C.:  The Avett Brothers will headline “Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief” at Minges Coliseum on November 13. 

LOS ANGELES:  The American Music Awards are Tuesday, with Tracey Ellis Ross hosting. Taylor Swift will open the show. More details at People: https://bit.ly/2QAAQXl

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

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA:  The sixth annual South Beach Seafood Festival, which kicks off Miami’s stone crab season, runs October 16-20 and expects some 14,000 people to attend.

NEW YORK:  The WatchTime New York Show will take place at Gotham Hall on October 26 and 27.

INSCAPE is hosting a Mindful Parenting Workshop on October 10 at 5:30 p.m.

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

SAN FRANCISCO:  The James Beard Taste America Dinner comes to Fairmont San Francisco on October 26 and will feature a menu from Abe Conlon, who won this year's James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes, and Val Cantu, who was named to Food & Wine Best New Chef list in 2017.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  A replica Air Force One floated from Rhode Island to its new home in Maryland's National Harbor, just south of Washington, D.C., where it will be open as a tourist attraction. Washington Business Journal: “The Air Force One Experience is scheduled to open to the public on October 19, and remain in place through the holidays. The Children’s Democracy Project, the organizer, bills it as a 'once in a lifetime chance to feel what it’s like to be president on Air Force One.'” https://bit.ly/2OID6P1

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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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