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April 24, 2017: Global March for Science Events Take Place on Earth Day, Tribeca Film Festival Stunt Angers Photographers, Trump to Hold Rally During White House Correspondents' Association Dinner


1. GLOBAL MARCH FOR SCIENCE EVENTS TAKE PLACE ON EARTH DAY: Thousands of scientists and supporters gathered in Washington on Saturday to march against Donald Trump's policies in the March for Science, which also included satellite protest events in major cities throughout the world. CNN: "At the main March for Science, demonstrators gathered at Washington's National Mall to hear speakers laud science as the force moving humanity forward, and rail against policymakers they say are ignoring fact and research in areas including climate change. "Today we have a great many lawmakers—not just here but around the world—deliberately ignoring and actively suppressing science," one of the event's speakers, TV host and scientist Bill Nye, told a rain-soaked crowd from a stage. 'Their inclination is misguided and in no one's best interest. Our lives are in every way improved by having clean water, reliable electricity and access to electronic global information. Besides the Washington march, organizers said more than 600 "satellite" marches were taking place globally in a protest timed to coincide with Earth Day. The march, whose beginnings reflect the viral birth of the Women's March on Washington, was billed by its organizers as political but nonpartisan. But many messages were leveled at Trump and his party, which holds majorities in Congress. Scientists have raised alarms over Trump's budget blueprint, which would cut $12.6 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services, including $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health alone." http://cnn.it/2q1P8TJ

2. TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL STUNT ANGERS PHOTOGRAPHERS: A stunt for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of a film starring Shia LaBeouf didn't sit well with photographers on the first night of the event. Page Six: "Photographers were livid on Thursday night when they showed up to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the movie 'Flames' expecting to see James Franco, Shia LaBeouf and Greta Gerwig on the red carpet, but instead got a bunch of unknown cast members wearing masks of the famous faces. 'We could have been covering other films by people who actually showed up. Instead we get punked by these jerks,' one entertainment photographer fumed, adding that shutterbugs often get paid based on sales of photos taken at these types of events. A source added that the stunt dreamed up by the film’s co-director Zefrey Throwell was an 'ill-formed idea on their part that didn’t really work. It just pissed people off.' We’re told that publicists for both the film and the festival were left out of the loop and believed the A-list celebrities would be in attendance, even though they had no connection with the movie. Throwell explained his stunt by telling Page Six, 'In a movie that blurs the boundaries between what is true and scripted, I had the cast members dress up as some of their favorite celebrities and strut their stuff. In an era where alternative facts rule, then alternative stars are the future of cinema.'" http://pge.sx/2oj9pId

3. TRUMP TO HOLD RALLY DURING WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' ASSOCIATION DINNER: While Donald Trump had previously announced he wouldn't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the President recently tweeted he would be holding a rally instead. The New York Times: "In a Twitter message on Saturday morning, the president said he would be “holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania” on April 29, the same night the press corps will be gathering for its annual black-tie event at the Washington Hilton. Mr. Trump’s decision is another thumb in the eye to the White House press corps after months of tension and acrimony between the president and the reporters who cover him. Mr. Trump has called several news organizations 'fake' or the 'enemy of the people' and has repeatedly said The New York Times is 'failing.' After the president announced in February that he would not attend the dinner, the White House indicated that none of his staff members would attend, 'in solidarity' with their boss—a move that was widely interpreted as an order by Mr. Trump that they should not go. The dinner has for decades been attended by sitting presidents and scores of administration officials. In recent years, it has become a destination for A-list celebrities and has raised money for scholarships that the Correspondents’ Association gives to aspiring student journalists. Instead, Mr. Trump will use the evening to trumpet his administration’s early accomplishments at the rally. April 29 is the president’s 100th day in office, a milestone that Mr. Trump mocked as 'ridiculous' in a Twitter post on Friday." http://nyti.ms/2oUpyST

* LOCAL NEWS *

AUSTIN:  James Beard Foundation's fifth annual Taste America culinary tour will come to Austin for the first time November 3-4.

CHICAGO:  Reggae Fest Chicago has been postponed. The event will take place August 10, 2018, at Addams Medill Park.

LOS ANGELES:  La Tavola Fine Linen Rental has opened a new 1,000-square-foot showroom in Corona Del Mar.

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NEW YORK:  The American Apparel & Footwear Association's 39th annual American Image Awards will take place tonight at 583 Park Avenue. Hosted by Alan Cumming, the event benefits the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.

South Street Seaport Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 29 with a special event that will offer free admission and tours of the exhibitions.

This year's Carnaval Gala, which celebrates Latina leaders, will take place May 15 at the Plaza Hotel. Gina Rodriguez will present Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award and Ralph de la Vega will present Nina Vaca with the Nuestra InspiraciĂłn Award.

The 12th annual Evening in the Garden in Central Park—a benefit for the Greensward Circle, a young philanthropists network of the Central Park Conservancy—will take place June 21 at the Conservatory Garden.

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

TORONTO:  The National Ballet of Canada's Mad Hot Ballet: Northern Lights gala will take place June 6 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host the discussion "Is Fast Fashion Sustainable?" on Wednesday. Panelists will include Maven Women C.E.O. Rebecca Ballard and Alex and Ani's digital marketing director, Shivika Sinha.

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With contributions from 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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