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June 2, 2016: P.G.A. Tour to Move From Trump-Owned Course to Mexico City, Goldfish Doubles Support for L.G.B.T. Pride Events, Glastonbury Festival Organizers to Launch New Event


1. P.G.A. TOUR TO MOVE FROM TRUMP-OWNED COURSE TO MEXICO CITY: The P.G.A. golf tournament has taken place at Trump National Doral Miami since 1962, but the annual tour has announced it will move to Mexico City next year. The move comes after Cadillac didn't renew its sponsorship of the event and six months after the P.G.A. said it would examine the tournament's future in light of Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans and Muslims. Miami Herald: "The PGA said in December that it would 'explore all options regarding the event’s future' in the wake of Trump’s controversial proposal last year to ban Muslin immigrants from entering the United States. Outgoing World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship chairman Butch Buchholz said he did not know whether Trump’s comments were the primary reason why the PGA was unable to find a sponsor to replace Cadillac. Buchholz said the PGA informed him Tuesday night that it decided to leave South Florida because it couldn’t find a title sponsor to replace Cadillac. A Golf Channel report puts the Grupo Salinas conglomerate as the main sponsor. … Losing a title sponsor, whether of a sporting venue or event these days, defines common. Being unable to replace one, especially for a popular golf tournament with international reach and a half-century of history, defines uncommon. Even in the economically stretched times of 2009-10, the PGA signed lucrative sponsor agreements. Now, the tournament seems headed on the other side of a border on which Trump declares he wants to build a wall." http://hrld.us/1WYEESI

2. GOLDFISH DOUBLES SUPPORT FOR L.G.B.T. PRIDE EVENTS: Goldfish crackers will become much more gay-friendly this summer. The Pepperidge Farm snack—which will debut a new logo with multicolored fish—is sponsoring pride parades in New York; Philadelphia; Cincinnati; Norwalk, Connecticut; and the Twin Cities, and has pledged to double its support of pride-related events this summer. Adweek: “Flying the rainbow flag makes good business sense for the snack brand. Goldfish is the No. 1 cracker brand with kids, and more and more same-sex couples are either adopting children or having children of their own. ‘We're a kids brand, and families are the core of what we want the Goldfish brand to be about,’ Pepperidge Farm CMO Chris Foley told Adweek. ‘We've had a lot of success as sponsors of the pride parade, and we wanted to focus our investment.’ To this end, Goldfish's longtime tagline ‘The Snack that Smiles Back’ will be adopted to the hashtag #ForAllFamilies. Appearing on product samples and event signage, the hashtag will anchor a social media effort directed toward millennial-aged, same-sex households.” http://bit.ly/1TReGjK

3. GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS TO LAUNCH NEW EVENT: The lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival, which takes place June 22-26, is as high-profile as it gets. Headliners include Adele, Muse, and Coldplay, and there will also be Prince and David Bowie tributes. Festival organizer Emily Eavis recently suggested that the festival may expand with a second event in the next few years. The Guardian: "Discussing previous suggestions that the festival may move from the Worthy Farm site in Somerset to another location, Eavis denied this would be the case, but revealed the organisers behind Glastonbury would host a new event 'in 2019 or 2018, but probably 2019,' in a new location. 'We are going to do a show somewhere else with the same team behind Glastonbury but it hasn’t got a name yet and we’re still not entirely sure what shape it’s going to take,' she told the Guardian. 'For now we’re all [focused] on Worthy Farm. We’re not thinking too far down that road because we’re quite busy with this one at the moment!' http://bit.ly/24hxOqK

* LOCAL NEWS *

BALTIMORE:  The 35th annual Artscape will take place July 15-17. Headliners of the free arts festival include Wyclef Jean and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The festival theme is "Space: Explore What's Out There," with art installations including a space-age habitat housed in three geodesic domes, a fictional meteor crash site, and a performance art exhibit with a model mothership.

BOSTON:  Boston Harborfest will take place July 1-4. Events will include walking tours, harbor cruises, a wet paint auction, a fireworks display, a food festival, and scavenger hunts.

CHICAGO:  The inaugural Summer Fest, a revamped version of the Long Grove Strawberry Fest, will take place June 24-26. The event will offer D.I.Y. gardening demos, arts and crafts, pie-eating competitions, and more.

LAS VEGAS:  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the implosion of the Monaco Tower at the Rivera Hotel & Casino site will take place June 14. A separate implosion of the Monte Carlo Tower will take place later this summer. The implosions are a series of demolition efforts at the property to allow for an expanded and renovated Las Vegas Convention Center.

Through Labor Day weekend, French restaurant Db Brasserie at the Venetian Las Vegas will offer Pre-Bash brunch and dinner event menus with free room rentals for special events including business luncheons and bachelorette parties.

LOS ANGELES:  Santa Monica's first-ever open streets event, Coast, will take place on Sunday. The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting of the Colorado Pedestrian Esplanade.

The Paley Center for Media, Starz, and Sony Picture Television will host a preview event for its new exhibit, "The Artistry of Outlander," on Monday. The event will include a cocktail reception and a moderated panel discussion with Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.

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

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA:  Inaugural culinary event Duck Duck Goose will take place Saturday at the newly expanded Gastropod lot. The event will feature 12 South Florida chefs participating in live fire cooking on strings.

C Squared, the London-based event and publishing company that owns Festival of Media Latam in Miami, has appointed Rohan Marwaha as group managing director. Chairman and founder Charlie Crowe will become non-executive chairman.

NEW YORK:  Make-A-Wish Metro New York will host its annual gala on June 9 at Cipriani Wall Street. The event will honor Mazdack Rassi—the co-founder creative company Milk—and feature a performance by Alice Smith. 

Luma Hotel Times Square, a 130-room property on 41st Street between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas, is slated to open this fall. The hotel does not have dedicated meeting space, but its restaurant and bar will be available for events.

The 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will take place September 21 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

New Jersey-based Party Rental Ltd. is expanding with a new product line, the Furniture Collection. The 100-piece collection includes a resin wicker outdoor collection launching this summer and new dining chairs and tables launching this fall. The company serves the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic region. 

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

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA:  The 2017 N.F.L. Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium on January 29.

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple will kick off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote on June 13 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the conference will take place at the Moscone Center through June 17. Mashable: http://on.mash.to/1TYbJMk

TORONTO:  The seventh annual Open Roof Festival, a celebration of indie music and film, will take place June 21-August 24 at 99 Sudbury. Performances and screenings will take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays each week.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC, will host "The Art of Buying" with Ken Downing on July 29. The discussion with the fashion director and senior vice president of Neiman Marcus will take place at a secret location to be announced at a later date.

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With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin and Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, Jill Menze, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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