Winner to Receive Free Rock & Roll Trip to Four 2012 Live Music Festivals
AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Austin-based maker of award-winning craft-distilled vodka, is launching a contest for fans to compete for the opportunity to serve as the company’s roving blogger at four 2012 popular music festivals, including Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza.
From July 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011, the contest will be open to anyone interested in attending the music festivals and serving as the Tito’s Vodka event blogger, responsible for creatively capturing highlights of their experience on behalf of the vodka-maker. The prize package includes 2 VIP tickets to each music festival and Tito’s Vodka will pay all travel and festival expenses for the winner and a guest.
“Tito’s has been heavily involved with live music since the inception of the brand here in Austin, the live music capital of the world,” said Nicole Portwood, Brand Manager of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. “This year, we are excited to offer the opportunity for someone to come with us to experience some of the greatest live music events in the country and share those experiences with the world.” Read more
(CREATOR’S PROJECT, NY) The Grand Palais in Paris featured thousands of rabid fans dancing on June 21, 2011 around the sprawling art installation of legendary British sculptor Anish Kapoor. The Creators Project enlisted Richie Hawtin and Anish Kapoor as creators for this unique collaboration at one of Paris’s most inspirational museums. Each year at MONUMENTA a leading international contemporary artist is invited by the Ministry of Culture and Communication to create an exceptional new work for the 13,500 m² Nave of the Grand Palais, in the heart of Paris.
This year it played host to a colossal new work from the British sculptor, Anish Kapoor. Transforming the space into a red cavernous chamber that seems to extend beyond the scope of the structure that encapsulates it, Kapoor once again demonstrates the profound mastery of shape, scale and subtle use of eye-popping color that have made him such a force to be reckoned with on the international arts scene. Called Leviathan, the installation embodies the sense of awe-inspiring power and mysticism of the Biblical sea monster after which it is named. Read more
“True independence,” Smith said, “isn’t making a film and selling it to some jackass. True independence is schlepping that s— to the people yourself.” And so he did. Snubbing the major studios at Sundance who were bidding on his horror movie “Red State,” he bought it himself – for $20. On March the 5th he started touring the film in the U.S. market and grossed close to $1 million from around 15 single show engagements. Now As part of a pact between Lionsgate and Smith’s self-distribution label SModcast Picture, the indie studio acquired the rights to distribute Red State in all packaged media, on VOD, SVOD, electronic sell-through and TV in the U.S. market. Read more