Thursday, December 03, 2015

Lollapalooza Adds 4th Day to Music Fest,raises ticket price (Chicago,IL)

The Popular music festival turns 25!

In celebration of 25 years as a world-renowned music festival, Lollapalooza is excited to announce an additional full day of music programming for the 2016 edition in Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park, which will feature more than 170 musical performances over four days.
“It’s our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans. There’s a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking…‘How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?’ Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can’t wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we’ve put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It’s going to be a fantastic party!” said Lollapalooza founder, Perry Farrell.
Lollapalooza 2016 will take place Thursday, July 28 and continue through Sunday, July 31. Four-day General Admission tickets will be available for $335 (including fees) and single day General Admission tickets will be available for $120 (including fees) beginning Spring 2016.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Exclusive First Look: PNC Bank Winter WonderFest! ❄ Navy Pier,Chicago,Illinois


MCHF Calls for Nominations for Outstanding Portrayals of Marines


Nomination deadline January 8
is accepting nominations for its 2016 Annual Awards program, which recognizes outstanding, creative work preserving or highlighting an aspect of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Marines and civilians are both eligible to submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others. Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual award ceremony, April 23, 2016 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2016.
The Annual Awards are presented in 15 categories, including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, photography and poetry. Submitting a nomination is free. All winners receive a $1,000 cash prize, a medallion and a commemorative brick along the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center, adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Previous winners have included renowned producers and reporters, as well as active duty Marines responsible for extraordinary work. A diverse panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines, will review the awards submissions. For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit:
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation:
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.


Scarlett Johansson to Receive 2016 Renaissance Award From Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago,IL)


TIME Interactive: The Most Instagrammed Places in America

The Most Instagrammed Places in America
State by state, discover the most geo-tagged spots in America.

By Olivier Laurent & Josh Raab

What are the most photographed places across America? Through the spread of Instagram — the photo-sharing app that had 400 million users worldwide in 2015, including 100 million in the U.S. — TIME has been able to find out.

Instagram’s data, shared exclusively with TIME, map out the most frequently geo-tagged locations across all 50 states, from sports arenas — such as the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Alabama and the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey — to National Parks and from museums to the Magic Kingdom.

Browse our map above or the gallery below to discover the most popular spots in your state.

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