What Muhammad Ali’s Funeral, Janaaza, Will Teach Us About Islam

What Muhammad Ali’s Funeral, Janaaza, Will Teach Us About Islam
When “The GREATEST of All Time, The Peoples Champ”, Allah Ali Hajjirahmemek me Muhammad Ali, is buried, millions of Americans will have their first glimpse of the Islamic funeral service, Janaaza—one that looks a lot like Jewish and Christian services. Thursday, the world saw the most widely covered Muslim funeral in our nation’s history.
No one would’ve been happier about this than Muhammad Ali. May Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat-ul-Firdous.
Ali wanted to be an ambassador for Islam in America, as he told us in his 2005 book The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey, co-authored with his daughter Hana. In it, he shared an unfulfilled dream he had harbored, “I sometimes thought I would like to be a Muslim Billy Graham.” He continued: “But God had a different plan for me.”
SportsImage Ali CoverOn November 5, 1995, we brought Ali here to California to honor him with “The Sports Image Award”, as one in sports that had given the most dedicated effort, time and money to better their community, the nation and the world. Those who out matched their dignity with dollars and who use sports for it’s highest and most noble purpose, the uplifting of the human family!
That “plan,” of course, was Parkinson’s disease. It was only through his Muslim faith, Ali continued, that he “could deal with this challenge… it was my faith that restored my sense of purpose and self-confidence. My faith gave me back my joy and enthusiasm for life.”
It’s hard to reading that for a man whom was called simply “The Greatest” and had achieved so much knew that Parkinson’s made the beautiful dream he had for the next phase of his life impossible, or an unplanned reality.
And to cry tears of regret that if Ali could have fulfilled his dream of being a bridge between Muslims and our fellow Americans, perhaps our community wouldn’t be in the place we find ourselves in today.
That’s a dark, challenging and often lonely place. One where politicians like Donald Trump demonize us to score political points. A place where hate crimes against us have spiked over the past year. Where Muslim American students being bullied for their faith is no longer the exception, but the disturbing new norm.
On a personal note, I can’t help but think of the traditional white cloth the body was wrapped in after the ceremonial washing of his body—just as Ali was before his funeral Thursday, when many Americans will have a new experience and even learn a new word: Janaaza. That’s the Arabic word for funeral, and one Christian Arabs also use.
For Muslims, however, Janaaza signifies the Islamic funeral ritual. At Thursday’s Janaaza for Ali, Zaid Shakir will offer a traditional prayer that asks God for “mercy, forgiveness of Ali’s sins and acceptance of Ali into heaven.”
Islamic funeral prayer is very much like the ones offered at Christian and Jewish funerals of seeking mercy, forgiveness and acceptance into heaven. We may use different words or even languages but all three of these Abrahamic faiths share the same common humanity and God.
As for the burying of Ali, typically in Islam, like Judaism, the deceased should be buried as soon as possible. But it’s not an absolute mandate, rather “it’s more about appropriateness.” In Ali’s case, it was appropriate to wait so that the family could organize the funeral and memorial service so that the world could pay their respects to one of its icons—a man who was proudly Muslim, proudly Black and proudly American.
Ali’s prayer service, at the Freedom Hall in Louisville Kentucky, was open to people of all faiths. It will be followed Friday by an interfaith memorial service for the greatest. As the spokesperson for the Ali family explained earlier this week, “Ali spoke of inclusiveness his entire life and we want this to be inclusive of everyone.”
Honoring AliThis significance of Ali’s public funeral has certainly not been lost on Muslim Americans. As Ali’s “detailed wishes for his funeral prayer and memorial were that they be open to all people and all faiths, a powerful testimony to the inclusive principles he lived by” as a Muslim and an American.
In a political climate in which Islamophobia is front and center, his funeral will counterpunch the ridiculous notion that being a good Muslim and a good American are at odds.”
When a person dies, Muslims traditionally say, “To God we belong and to God we shall return.” Ali may have returned to God, but on Thursday and Friday Ali will bring together Muslims from across the nation to stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow Americans of different religions and races. Even after his death, Ali is still fighting for the things he so dearly believed in.
R.I.P. dear Friend, role model, and client!,
Jalil

AMWF & Oakland Public Library Host FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

AMWF & Oakland Public Library Host FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY
Swap Not Shop
Why shop when you can swap?
The AARON & MARGARET WALLACE FOUNDATION (AMWF), will be partnering with the Oakland Public Library to host a FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY on Friday, April 8, 2016, ALL DAY at the Eastmont Branch Library, Eastmont Mall- 7200 Bancroft St., Ste. 211, Oakland California. Everything is FREE OF CHARGE!! Just select a few items you need of the items donated.
Hand of Dignity” Program
AMWF provides a wide range of educational opportunities and employment preparation services for our clients including scholarship and admissions programs, referrals for job training, career development support, resume workshops, job search assistance, interview skills training and preparation.
AMWF, a volunteer-based organization, extends the “Hand of Dignity” to those less fortunate- men, women, and children, and provides them with the basic human necessity of quality, proper clothing, shoes, and accessories with an emphasis on low-income residents successfully obtaining an education or seeking employment to successfully transitioning into the workforce.
Our goal in the “Hand of Dignity” Program is to help low-income residents in Bay Area Counties improve their self-image and self-esteem by providing them with quality school or business apparel appropriate for attending school, job interviews and the professional workplace so they can obtain and education, secure employment and become economically self-sufficient. Many of the women in need of these services have nothing but the clothes on their back because they are escaping from abusive situations.
“Hand of Dignity” accepts new and gently used baby, children, teen youth, men’s and women’s clothing in excellent condition. We do not accept items in bad condition and they must not be noticeably worn, stained, torn, or imperfect. We are very selective as to what we will accept and ask/require that all donations to be in excellent condition, cleaned, pressed and on hangers.
We refresh the baby, children, teen youth clothing and give them new life with someone in need.
“Hand of Dignity” rescue, restore, and re-purpose the men’s and women’s business attire and accessories (suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, ties, scarfs, shoes, accessories, etc.) and provide them to individuals and programs which support people in transition or on welfare get jobs in the business world. Those “Qualified” clients in need can call to arrange a fitting of business attire and visit our ”showroom”, meet with a volunteer wardrobe adviser who helps select appropriate outfits for interviews and work for their new job.
Are there any clothes in your closet that you no longer wear? Put them to use by donating them to AMWF. The less fortunate are always in need of stylish, fresh, clean clothes. We would like to encourage you all to take the opportunity to do a little “closet purging” — and gather all those things that, quite honestly, will NEVER fit your body again.
Among the things that will find a new home with someone in need are some of your very nice, “classic” style, men’s and women’s suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, ties, scarfs, shoes, accessories, children and babies clothing, etc.
AMWF specializes in some new, but mostly gently used clothing and accessories in designer apparel sold in the nation’s leading upscale department stores and retailers and provide First Quality designer apparel, footwear, and accessories. We operate and maintain an inventory so we can offer our patrons diverse selection at all times. This is what separates us from the majority of non-profit distributors. We also handle electronics, sporting goods, toiletries, general merchandise, and more. We offer great styles in urban wear clothing, hip hop and designer apparel names like Armani, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Burberry, Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, J. Crew, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Puma, Lee,Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Versace, Banana Republic, Timberland, Vans, Gap, Reebok, New Balance, Zara, Levi Strauss, DKNY, Quicksilver, Kenneth Cole, Hollister, H&M, Izod, Clarks, Perry Ellis, Superdry, Champion, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Aeropostale, Under Armour, Lululemon, Chanel, Forever 21, Ralph Lauren,Van’s, Converse, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Jordan, Target, Lilly Pulitzer, Eileen Fisher, Tory Burch, Justice, Diesel, True Religion, Ed Hardy, Haggar, Apple, Urban Outfitters, Ray Ban, Old Navy, Wet Seal, Quiksilver, Hurley, Billabong, Penguin, BCBG, Ann Taylor, Arizona, Baby Phat, Bebe, Billabong, Buffalo, Express, Expressions, Girbaud, Guess, Gymboree, Healthtex, Heritage, Hurley, John Deere, Lands End, Le Tigre, League, Lucky Brand, Mossimo, Next Concept, NY & Co., Choppers, Penguin, Munsingwear, Private Label, Rampage, Redsand, Roxy, Sean John, Timberland, Tommy Bahama, True People, Turbulance, U.S. Expedition, US Polo Association, Victoria Secret, Von Dutch, William Rast, Ecko, Eddie Bauer, Akademiks, Energie, Fila, Fubu, Gap, North Face, Phat Farm, Rocawear, Avirex, Ocean Pacific, Hanes, Jerzees, Gildan, Sport-Tek, Dockers, Ecko, Eddie Bauer, Enyce, Esprit, Faded Glory, Harley Davidson, Nautica, Umbro, Varcity VeeTee, Vokal, Zoo York, Clarks, Alfani, Disney, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Gymboree, Jockey, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Bike, Bali, Chantelle, Glamorise, Olga, Playtex, Spanx, Wacoal, K-Swiss, Asics, Saucony, Brooks, Mizuno, New Socks, Altamont, American Needle, Beats by Dre, Been Trill, Black Scale, Brixton, Crooks & Castles, DGK, Dickies, Funderwear, Hall of Fame, ICNY, LRG, Maui & Sons, Mishka, Neff, New Balance, O’Neill, Oakley, Pacsun, Rainbow, Ray-Ban, Reef, Riot Society, Vanguard, Volcom, Young & Reckless, Beauty & the Beach, Body Glove, Brixton, Bullhead Denim Co., Diamond Supply Co., Dolce Vita, Erin Wasson, Glamorous, Insight, JanSport, Kirra, Pink, Body-Solid, Fitness Gear, Valor Fitness, Rage, Easton, Everlast, FootJoy, Franklin, JanSport, Jockey, Ecco, E-Force, Ektelon, Marmot, Maui Jim, Maxfli, McDavid, Oakley, O’Brien, Ocean Minded, O’Neill, Rawlings, Riddell, Spalding, Speedo, Wilson, Wolverine, Worth, and others!
Apparel donations can be dropped off in the Bay Area or a convenient and easy pick-up can be arranged. For complete information, call or text us at 510 394-4101.
Please click the link and complete the “Hand of Dignity” request form to instruct us how best to help you.
We are looking for a shop in the East Bay Area, California, to offer FREE clothing and accessories on a monthly basis. We already have clothing items, racks and displays. The clothing will be given based on need while they last and are listed below! We have new and gently used fashionable clothing available for mainly Middle School to College students and some Big & Tall! We have the latest style clothing and accessories of ALL types: footwear; eye wear; sports gear; weight training equipment and accessories; swimwear and swim equipment and accessories; electronics; toiletries; health and beauty products, equipment and accessories; hair care products, equipment and accessories; and much more! Just complete the request form below for consideration!
If you have a venue or know of one, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately!
Jalil
Call or text (510) 394-4101

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Golden Globe Awards Parties

Experience the Lap of Luxury at the 2016 Golden Globe® After-Parties.

The Golden Globes® are the definitive Hollywood award show, and the after-parties are Tinseltown’s definitive post-event celebration. Get your 2016 tickets to Golden Globe® Awards after-party, and join the brightest stars from film and television for an unforgettable night of revelry. There’s a reason why celebs say that the Golden Globes® are their favorite award show. The intimate awards presentation is highly anticipated, but we suspect that the evening’s fabulous after-parties are the main draw.
Venue : Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
Location : Los Angeles
Event Date :10 January 2016
   
Oscar Parties!

Just because you weren’t invited to the 88th annual Academy Awards® show doesn’t mean you can’t go to the prestigious after-parties or glamorous viewing blowouts. All it takes is a ticket, and VIP Concierge has them in spades. After all, it is the most highly anticipated awards show in the universe, and the parties are world class. You can see and be seen with the most exalted and prominent actors of our time, but only if you buy Elton John Oscar Party Tickets for yourself. Oscar® Sunday is approaching in 2016, so if those doomsday Mayan calendar rumors don’t come true, it’ll be a night to remember.
Venue : Los Angeles, CA
Location : Los Angeles
Event Date :28 February 2016,26 February 2017,4 March 2018
    
2016 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Let’s Get Critical at the 2016 Critics Choice Movie Awards
Who cares what the critics think? Fans hate being told what they like, why they like it and anything about the standards of taste. Celebrities, on the other hand, need this type of feedback, especially when it’s positive. When critics have something good to say, the celebrities can’t stop talking. When their latest performance is ridiculed, it’s enough to put any A-lister in hiding. The influence critics have on celebrities and their success or failure is amazing, and this power is always evident at the annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, which have been a Hollywood tradition for the past 20 years.
Venue : Hollywood
Location : Los Angeles
Event Date :17 January 2016
    
“Zoolander 2” Premiere and After Party

 “Zoolander 2” Premiere and After Party
Date/Location: February 8th, 2016, NYC (exact date/location TBD)
Synopsis: Models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) must stop a conspiracy to kill the world’s most beautiful people.
 
Starring: Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson
Trailer:

 http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/zoolander2/ 
Venue : NYC
Location : New York
Event Date :8 February 2016
    
Coachella Ultimate Access!

If it’s rocking, wild and out of control, it must be the indie-pop-rock extravaganza known as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In April, crazed music fans take over Indio, California, for the most exciting party and music festival in the Inland Empire or anywhere else. Now, music fans can experience the VIP side of the Empire Polo Club with all-access 2016 Coachella tickets. VIP Concierge is your connection to the coveted passes that will get you backstage at Southern California’s Coachella Music Festival Concert Tickets.
Venue : Indio, California
Location : Other
Event Date :15 April 2016,16 April 2016,17 April 2016,22 April 2016,23 April 2016,24 April 2016
    
“Allegiant” Premiere and After Party

Date/Location: March 14th, 2016, Los Angeles (exact date/location TBD)
Synopsis: The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before. After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
 
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q
Trailer:

 http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/summit/thedivergentseriesallegiant/ 
Venue : Los Angeles
Location : Los Angeles
Event Date :14 March 2016
    
“Gods of Egypt” Premiere and After Party

Date/Location: February 23rd, 2016, Los Angeles (exact date/location TBD)
Synopsis: In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Young, Courtney Eaton, Brenton Thwaites
Trailer:

 http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/summit/godsofegypt/ 
Venue : Los Angeles
Location : Los Angeles
Event Date :23 February 2016
    
Rio Carnival

February 5 – February 10
Unnamed Venue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: February 5th – 10th, 2016 Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel to Rio de Janeiro for the ultimate party filled with music, dancing, and fun! Experience the luxury of Carnival as you attend the Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, and even dance in the Samba Parade with this exclusive travel package. Rio Carnival is the world’s biggest celebration! The festival is held before Lent every year, and it is considered the biggest carnival in the world!

NFL Super Bowl
February 7
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA United States
Date: February 7th, 2016 Location: Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA This February, thousands of football fans from all over the country will be watching the AFC and NFC Champions duke it out in football’s most coveted game. We have access to the Big Game and all the VIP Super Bowl Parties, along with accommodations, transportation, celebrity meet & greets and more! The 2016 Ultimate Super Bowl Experience includes: 2, 3, or 4 night hotel accommodations.

New York Fashion Week
February 11 – February 18
Unnamed Venue, New York City, NY United States
Date: February 11th – 18th, 2016 Location: New York City, NY New York Fashion Week is a major fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers or houses to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, it informs the industry as to what’s in and what’s out for the season. The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the fashion capitals of Milan, London, New York.

NBA All Star Game
February 14
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ONTARIO Canada
Date: February 14, 2016 Location: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition game hosted annually by the National Basketball Association (NBA), matching the league’s star players from the Eastern Conference against their counterparts from the Western Conference. Each conference consists of 15 teams each, making it 30 in total. It is the featured event of NBA All-Star Weekend. NBA All-Star Weekend is a three-day event which goes from Friday to Sunday.

Daytona 500

February 20
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL United States + Google Map
Date: February 20th, 2016 Location: Daytona International Speedway Daytona, FL The NASCAR Daytona 500 is the biggest and most prestigious race known around the world. This heart pounding, edge of your seat, gut wrenching event is like no other; surpassing the Indianapolis 500. Experience the “Super Bowl of NASCAR”, as the nations top race car drivers compete for a chance of hoisting the Harley J. Earl Cup in the Daytona Victory Lane.

Brit Awards
February 24
The O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND United Kingdom
Date: February 24th, 2016 Location: The O2 – London, England The Brit Awards (sometimes stylized as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. Beginning in 1977 and The Brit Awards have grown to become one the biggest and most glamorous annual pop music awards events.

Oscar Viewing Parties

February 28
Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA United States
Date: February, 28th, 2016 Location: Dolby Theatre – Los Angeles, CA The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, which is better known by its nickname Oscar. The Oscar depicts a knight, holding a crusader’s sword, standing on a reel of film.

MARCH 2016

Kid’s Choice Awards
March 12
Venue TBD, Los Angeles, CA United States
Date: March 12, 2016 Location: Los Angeles, CA The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs or Kids Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel that honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine. The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network’s trademark green slime.

NCAA Mens Final Four

March 15 – April 4
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX United States
Date: March 15th – April 4th, 2016 Location: NRG Stadium – Houston, TX The NCAA Final Four is an American tradition that started in 1939. From Selection Sunday to the Sweet Sixteen, to March Madness and the Elite Eight each process leads to the road of the final four. The final four focuses on the last four teams remaining in the playoffs commonly known as the knock-out tournaments (also known as the semi-finals). The men’s tournament begins with 65 teams.

Las Fallas de Valencia

March 15 – March 19
Unnamed Venue, Valencia, Spain
Date: March 15th – 19th, 2016 Location: Valencia, Spain What started as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day, multifaceted celebration involving fire. Valencia, a quiet city with a population of just over 1 million, swells to an estimated three million flame-loving revelers during Las Fallas celebrations. Las Fallas literally means “the fires” in Valencian. The focus of the fiesta is the creation of 380 Fallas.

APRIL 2016

Academy of Country Music Awards

April 3
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV 90015 United States
Academy of Country Music Awards Travel Package –
Date: April 3rd, 2016 Location: Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards was the first official country music awards show in 1966 (after three informal awards banquets held at the Christensens Red Barrel Niteclub) honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization, propelling country music into the public spotlight for the first time.

Masters
April 4 – April 10

Augusta National, Augusta, GA United States
Date: April 4th – 10th, 2016 Location: Augusta, GA Known for being rich in tradition, The Masters at Augusta National is known as one of the top Bucket List golf events to attend. Rich in Southern Hospitality, Augusta Georgia opens their arms to the only major golf championship that is held each year in the same location. Each year the top golf players pine for the privilege of being awarded the coveted Green Jacket.

MTV Movie Awards
April 10
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA United States
Date: April 10, 2016 Location: Microsoft Theatre (Nokia Theater) – Los Angeles, CA The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public, and presented with a golden popcorn statue.

Tribeca Film Festival
April 13 – April 24

Unnamed Venue, New York City, NY United States + Google Map
Date: April 13th – 24th, 2016 Location: New York City, NY The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. The mission of the festival is “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.” The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.

Daytime Emmy Awards

April 24
Daytime Emmy Awards Travel Package – Susan Lucci
Date: April, 2016 The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Due to the relatively small talent pool in daytime television, it has become common for the same people to be nominated repeatedly. The most infamous of these is All My Children star Susan Lucci.

MAY 2016

The Old Course Experience
May 2 – May 7
Old Course, St. Andrews, SCOTTLAND United Kingdom
Date: May 2nd – 7th, 2016 [Alternative Dates Available] Location: Old Course – St. Andrews, Scottland The Old Course at St Andrews is considered by many to be the “home of golf” because the sport was first played on the Links at St Andrews in the early 1400s. The Old Course was pivotal to the development of how the game is still played today. One of the unique features of the Old Course are the large double greens.

Kentucky Derby

May 7
Date: May 7th, 2016 Location: Louisville, KY Louisville’s adopted slogan, “We’ve Got It”, says it all. Because of Louisville’s rich history and exciting future, it is easily one of America’s best cities. The Kentucky Derby is famously known as the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, complete with fashionably large hats, southern hospitality, derby pie, and the mint julip. The first leg of the Triple-Crown, this stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses commences every year on the first Saturday in May.

Cannes Film Festival
May 11 – May 22

Date: May 11th – 22nd, 2016 Location: Cannes, South of France The Cannes Film Festival has become an international creativity landscape in today’s world of cinematography. The festival provides a sort of rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies. The Cannes Film Festival has become an international creativity landscape in today’s world of cinematography. The festival provides a sort of rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies.

Billboard Music Awards

May 15
Venue TBD, Las Vegas,
Date: May 15, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, NV The Billboard Music Awards honors some of the hottest names in music today. Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in different genres. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.

Movie Premieres
May 15

Movie Premiere Tickets
If seeing a much anticipated movie on opening day isn’t enough, see the movie premiere with the entire cast and crew will be exactly what you need! Walk the red carpet and attend star studded after parties. We can customize an experiences to fit your needs. Contact us and speak to an Experience specialist for availability of upcoming movies!

Preakness Stakes

May 21
Pimlico Track, Baltimore, MD United States
Date: May 21st, 2016 Location: Pimlico Track – Baltimore, MD The Preakness Stakes is an American flat thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 1 9/16 miles on dirt. It is the second leg of the Triple Crown, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

French Open
May 22 – June 12

Date: May 22nd, 2016 – June 12th, 2016 Location: Paris, France The French Open Tennis Tournament, officially known as Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English translation: Roland Garros Tournament) is held over two weeks, between mid-May and early June. The French Open Tennis Tournament is also the second tennis tournament of the four Grand Slams (US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon), and is the leading clay court tennis tournament in the world. 

Super Bowl 50 Information

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Super Bowl 50: Parties, concerts and top events for Super Bowl Week

The following events are scheduled during Super Bowl Week throughout the Bay Area:

MONDAY

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Aloe Blacc.  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

The Macy’s Fireworks show produced in partnership with the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, kicked off fan-geared activities at Super Bowl City on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

NFL Experience: 3-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

NFL Flag Championships: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Moscone Center, San Francisco. Youth ages 9-14 compete representing a different NFL club, culminating in these division national championship games. Part of NFL Experience ($35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger).  http://bit.ly/1UAwMSZ .

Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled By Gatorade: 5-8 p.m., SAP Center, San Jose. Performers: All players and coaches from the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be interviewed by media members on a live television special broadcast by NFL Network. Tickets sold-out and only available from resale sites.

Tony Bruno Show Live Broadcast: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., ComedySportz, San Jose. The radio host will conduct a live talk show with a studio audience. Free admission.

Super Bowl Opening Night After-party with The Sports Saloon: 7:30 p.m., The Glass House, San Jose. Radio personalities Patrick Connor and Tony Fidoni will host a party following the Super Bowl Opening Night. $20.  http://bit.ly/1nxggIB .

TUESDAY

Kaboom! Playground Build: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Blossom River Apartments, San Jose. More than 200 volunteers from the NFL, ESPN, Disney and local charities will join Kaboom! employees and San Jose residents to construct a new playground outside an apartment complex.

NFL Play 60 Challenge School Visit: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Maya Lin School, Alameda. NFL players will visit school to reward students for completing the Super Bowl 50 edition of the NFL Play 60 challenge that promotes physical activity.

NFL Play 60 Character Camp: 10 a.m., NFL Experience football field, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Non-contact football camp with predominantly Hispanic youth from the Bay Area, led by Hall of Fame lineman Anthony Munoz. Camp is free but part of NFL Experience ($35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger).  www.facebook.com/NFLPLAY60/ .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include Vocal Rush and Amor Do Samba.  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 07: Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl XII” during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

NFL Experience: 3-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

Special Olympics Skills And Drills: 5 p.m-8 p.m., Valley Christian High School, San Jose. Special Olympics of Northern California and the 49ers team up to host a flag football scrimmage and skills demonstration.  http://bit.ly/1UAwMSZ .

Ladies Night Out At The NFL Shop: 7 p.m.-9p.m., Moscone Center West, San Francisco. Erin Andrews of “Dancing With the Stars” hosts a special “Ladies Night” at the NFL merchandise shop that will feature team manicures, metallic fashion tattoos and shopping. Part of NFL Experience ($35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger).

WEDNESDAY

Super Fan Chase: 8 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Berkeley. This is the launch of a four-day Super Bowl scavenger hunt where registered contestants search 50 destinations. $75, pre-event registration required.  www.superfanchase.com .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include Loco Bloco, Taiko Drummers and platinum-selling folk-rock musician Matt Nathanson (7:30 p.m.).  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

NFL Experience: 3-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

Super Bowl 50 Business Connect Celebration: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Bently Reserve Event Center, San Francisco. A celebration that recognizes local businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by minorities, women, disabled veterans or LBGT individuals.

“Rock N Roll Bowl”: 6 p.m., Rockbar, San Jose. ABC 7’s Dan Ashley hosts a pre-Super Bowl party that features local rock bands, Solomon Wilcots, Raymond Anthony, Puro Bandido, Rick Stevens, Richard Bean, David Labrava from Sons of Anarchy and more and benefits Huddle Up for New Alzheimer’s Treatments. $49 in advance, $69 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. Ages 21 and older.  http://bit.ly/201rQbg .

A Concert of Champions: 8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. Hosted by former NFL running back Marcus Allen, the San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films team up to present music with images of past Super Bowls projected onto the stage. $35-$95.  http://bit.ly/1KPZMRh .

Glazer Palooza Suits & Sneakers Super Bowl Kick Off: 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Pier 27-Cruise Ship Terminal, The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Hosted by Marshall Faulk, the kick-off party includes entertainment by Tommy Lee and DJ Aero and will feature celebrities, NFL all-stars and other notable professional athletes, as well as the Elevee fashion show. A portion of the proceeds go to Merging Vets + Players. VIP ticketed event.  http://bit.ly/1KjMDVy .

THURSDAY

Purpose of Sport Symposium: 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 50 Club, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco. Jim Stengel, President of the Jim Stengel Company and adjunct UCLA professor, discusses how brands are engaging fans activating through sport.  http://bit.ly/1OZCUmh .
NFL Family Football Clinic: 10 a.m., Moscone Center, San Francisco. NFL players will lead children and parents in relationship-building exercises. Part of NFL Experience ($35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger).  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

Super Bowl 50 Legacy Grant: 11 a.m., Malcom X Academy Elementary School, San Francisco. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and SB50 Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce will announce dispensation of a combined $2 million in grants and will help transform a picnic area at Community Youth Park, adjacent to the school, into a family friendly zone.  http://bit.ly/1OZCUmh .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include Culture Shock, Le Vice and hit country The Band Perry (7:30 p.m.).  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

Puppy Bowl Cafe: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building, San Francisco. Watch adoptable puppies from the local shelters scrimmage for toys on a 24-foot mock football field, while an Animal Planet referee oversees the action. Free. The pups featured also will be available for adoption at East Bay SPCA in Oakland or Dublin on Super Bowl Sunday and 1200 15th Street in San Francisco starting at noon Feb. 9 for discounted fees.  www.facebook.com/events/1974577382767354/ .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

NFL Experience: 3-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

Beer Blitz at Santana Row: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Santana Row, San Jose. Unlimited beer tasting in eight locations throughout the row, featuring 10 breweries, with each stop representing a division of the NFL. $100. Limited tickets. www.santanarow.com/events/santana-row-beer-blitz/ .

Legends for Charity Dinner: 5-8:30 p.m., Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the charity dinner will honor former NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden. $250.  http://bit.ly/1nGCp88 .

Madden Bowl XXII Party: 7 p.m., Masonic Center, San Francisco. Madden Bowl championship will pit the two best Madden NFL players. The invite-only event also will feature NFL stars Eddie Lacy, Eric Berry, Devonta Freeman, and DeAndre Hopkins.

Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars: 7-10 p.m., Jones, 620 Jones St., San Francisco. Hosted by Hall of Fame Coach Mike Ditka and ESPN analyst Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, the cigar-filled party reportedly will include celebrities Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber, Mike Golic, and Merril Hoge; an open premium bar, appetizers and outdoor smoking. $500.  http://www.ditkajawscigars.com/ .

Concussion: Braid Injury and the NFL: 7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, City Arts & Lectures, San Francisco. Hear a discussion by
Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage in professional athletes and was portrayed by actor Will Smith in the recent film “Concussion.” He will be in conversation with NBC’s Stone Phillips. $29.  http://bit.ly/20AFX9A .

Super Bowl Weekend With Norm MacDonald: 8 p.m., San Jose Improv, San Jose. The former Saturday Night Live star riffs on the big game. Dress code. 18 years and older. $27.  http://bit.ly/1UAZkf3 .

Super Bowl City Nights: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., City Nights, 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco. The Old School Show featuring tone Loc, Coolio, Rob Base and Young MC; open bar; VIP food spread and VIP bottle service available. Proceeds will go to The Wounded Warriors Project, Valentines for Veterans, The San Francisco — Marin County Food Bank and their outreach programs. Pre-sale tickets from $600.  http://superbowlcitynights.com/ .

A Concert of Champions: 8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. Hosted by former NFL running back Marcus Allen, the San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films team up to present music with images of past Super Bowls projected onto the stage. $35-$95.  http://bit.ly/1KPZMRh .

DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night: 9 p.m., Pier 70, San Francisco. Dave Matthews Band performs. Tickets start at $75.  http://livemu.sc/20AF80x .

FRIDAY

Puppy Bowl Cafe: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building, San Francisco. Watch adoptable puppies from the local shelters scrimmage for toys on a 24-foot mock football field, while an Animal Planet referee oversees the action. Free. The pups featured also will be available for adoption at East Bay SPCA in Oakland or Dublin on Super Bowl Sunday and 1200 15th Street in San Francisco starting at noon Feb. 9 for discounted fees.  www.facebook.com/events/1974577382767354/ .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include Jarrod Spector and One Republic (7:30 p.m.), followed by the Macy’s Fireworks Show.  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

NFL Experience: 3-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

NFL Foundation Bowling Tournament: 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Lucky Strike, San Francisco. Teams of amateur bowlers captained by NFL legends such as Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Elvin Bethea, Mark Clayton, Warrick Dunn, Carl Eller, Floyd LIttle and John Randle will compete to raise money to support the Player Care Foundation and NFL Foundation. Entry fees are a $3,500 contribution to the NFL Foundation for a bowling team of four and $250 for a non-bowling spectator. To register, contact Toby Brown at 817-385-8444 or  toby@stemarketing.com .

Legends of the Game party: 6-9 p.m., Pac-12 Studios, 370 3rd St, San Francisco. The invite-only party will feature Brett Favre, Tiki Barber and Charles Woodson with red carpet entry, artisan cocktails, virtual reality experiences, and a live Q&A hosted by TV personalities.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration: 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Oakland. The performance will include Billboard Music Award winner Kem, Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton, the NFL Players Choir, Season 9 “The Voice” winner Jordan Smith, Kierra Sheard and Canton Jones, Tye Tribette, Charles Jenkins, Jonathan McReynolds and MD-Mike Phillips. $25.  www.superbowlgospel.com .

Super Bowl Weekend With Norm MacDonald: 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., San Jose Improv, San Jose. The former Saturday Night Live star riffs on the big game. Dress code. 18 years and older. $27.  http://bit.ly/1UAZkf3 .

Chairman’s Party: 8 p.m., The Masonic, San Francisco. The charity party benefiting the 50 Fund iniative to help Bay Area child, youth and young adults living in low-income communities will feature Ronnie Lott, Marshawn Lynch, Anthony Anderson and more. Rye will mix up a hosted bar, chef Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna is curating a “Best of the Bay” small bites and Grammy winner Tiësto will perform. $265.  http://bit.ly/1Sl7meG .

Super Bowl City Nights: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., City Nights, 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Featuring Pauly D from the MTV series “The Jersey Shore;” open bar; VIP food spread and VIP bottle service available. Proceeds will go to The Wounded Warriors Project, Valentines for Veterans, The San Francisco — Marin County Food Bank and their outreach programs. Pre-sale tickets from $600.  http://superbowlcitynights.com/ .

ESPN Party: 8 p.m., Fort Mason, San Francisco. Invite-only party will features a live performance by Grammy nominated singer Nick Jonas and music by D-Nice.

Bleacher Report “Bleacher Ball” — 9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., San Francisco. Featuring music from the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, celebrities expected to attend the invite-only party include Daina Falk (“The Hungry Fan”), J.J. Watt (Houston Texans), Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys), Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), Anquan Boldin (San Francisco 49ers), Alex Smith (Kansas City Chiefs), Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), and Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati Bengals).

The Bay Exp Super Bowl 50 Weekend Party: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m., Sudio 8, 9 South 1st St., San Jose. Party will feature 50 confirmed NFL players, 32 celebrities and 6 DJs, including host Kenny Burns, Nicole Zavala, August Alsina, Jasmine Cadavid and DJ Envy. Must be 21 or older. General admission from $77.87.  www.thebayexp.com/event-info.html .

Leather and Laces party — 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., City View at Metreon. Hosted by Jeremy Piven and Emmauelle Chriqui, the party will include entertainment by Cirque USA, mentalist, Jim Karol, DJ Automatic and DJ Zhaldee. Starting at $495.  www.leatherandlaces.com/ .

Pepsi Friday Night Live: 10 p.m., Pier 70, San Francisco. Performance by Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled. 21 years or older. Tickets start at $75.  http://livemu.sc/1PJSsaU .

Playboy Party: 10 p.m., AT&T Park, Lot A, San Francisco. Grammy-nominated EDM producer and DJ Alesso is headlining. EFFEN Vodka will be serving molecular cocktails curated by Benjamin Cooper. Hugh Hefner is not expected to attend. $1,250. To purchase tickets, contact  playboysb@intheknowexperiences.com .

French Montana Super Bowl Kickoff Party: 10 p.m.-4 a.m., Roccapulco, 3140 Mission St., San Francisco. Miss Nicky Baby hosts French Montana with this extended Super Bowl party. Strict dress code enforced. Starting at $44.  http://bit.ly/1RUolEe .

SATURDAY

Super Bowl Breakfast: 8 a.m., Hilton Union Square, San Francisco. Presentation of the Bart Starr Award for Outstanding Character and Leadersip to Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers. Guests will include Tony Dungy, Brent Jones, Benjamin Watson, Roger Staubach, Jerry Kramer, Mike Ditka, Jack Del Rio and Clark Hunt. $200.  www.superbowlbreakfast.com .

NFL Foundation Golf Tournament: 8 a.m., Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Teams of amateur golfers captained by NFL legends such as Elvin Bethea, Mark Clayton, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, Jim Taylor and Paul Warfield. Tournament entry donation of $10,000 per team (teams of three paired with a NFL Legend), benefits NFL Foundatoin and Player Care Foundation.  http://bit.ly/201AQgD .

NFL Experience: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

Santa Clara Super Community Celebration: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Santa Clara University. Events include a celebrity flag football game; pep rally with the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders, Raiderettes and the Santa Clara Vanguard; Flavors of Santa Clara with gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live performances by local bands; NFL player signings; a youth activity zone; and concert featuring Huey Lewis and the News (requires separate ticket). Reserved advanced tickets are all booked, but a limited number of day-of tickets are available for those who arrive for the stand-by line. Reserved tickets not presented by 1 p.m. are forfeited; reserved concert tickets not presented by 7 p.m. will be forfeited. Free but requires reserved ticket.  http://1.usa.gov/20A1nDR .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits; CBS’ mini field and light projections at dusk. Performers this day include opening act Oakland soul and R&B singer Goapele and 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys (7 p.m.).  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

Puppy Bowl Cafe: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building, San Francisco. Watch adoptable puppies from the local shelters scrimmage for toys on a 24-foot mock football field, while an Animal Planet referee oversees the action. Free. The pups featured also will be available for adoption at East Bay SPCA in Oakland or Dublin on Super Bowl Sunday and 1200 15th Street in San Francisco starting at noon Feb. 9 for discounted fees.  www.facebook.com/events/1974577382767354/ .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

Wounded Warrior Amputee Flag Football Game vs. NFL Alumni: Noon-3 p.m., College of San Mateo. Flag football game featuring the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team, Snoop Dogg and 40 NFL Alumni, including former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier and former 49ers Bill Ring, Dan Bunz, Derrick Deese, William Floyd, Bill Romanowski, Dana Stubblefield and Spencer Tillman. $10; free for childen and students.  http://woundedwarrioramputeefootballteam.org .

Leigh Steinberg’s 29th annual Super Bowl Party: Noon to 4 p.m., City View at Metreon, San Francisco. Invitation-only charity party brings together business, sports and Hollywood celebrities to raise money and present the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Awards.

Super City 50 Urban EDM Fest: 1 p.m., O.co Coliseum, Oakland. Concert featuring Electronic Dance Music DJs Alesso, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie and Showtek. General admission tickets from $99.  http://bit.ly/1RUp7B1 .

NFL Honors: Red Carpet 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Telecast 5 p.m-7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Conan O’Brien hosts an event with Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees, other NFL award winners and nominees and past greats including Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Joe Namath, Deion Sanders, Jerry Rice, Roger Staubach and Steve Young.

CBS Radio The Night Before concert: 5 pm, AT&T Park, San Francisco. Performance by opening act Cage the Elephant and Metallica. Concert is sold out.

Big Game Big Give: 6:30-10 p.m., private Atherton estate of capitalist and philanthropist Jillian Manus. Invite-only celebrity gala will include Joe Montana, Matt Williams, Gavin Newsom, 500 guests, and a special musical performer.
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Super Bowl Weekend With Norm MacDonald: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., San Jose Improv, San Jose. The former Saturday Night Live star riffs on the big game. Dress code. 18 years and older. $27.  http://bit.ly/1UAZkf3 .

Taste of the NFL: 7 p.m., Cow Palace, Daly City. Celebrity chefs and players representing every NFL city will be featured, along with music by Third Eye Blind. $700.  www.tasteofthenfl.com .

The Maxim Party 2016: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Treasure Island. Featuring performances by Lil Wane, A$AP Rocky, and DJ sets by William Lifestyle, Devin Lucien & Balthazar Getty; open premium bars and food. Invitation only.  www.maximparty2016.com .

Ludacris’s Super Bash: 8:30 p.m., The Warfield, San Francisco. Ludacris will perform with Busta Rhymes and DJ Supreme. 21 years and older. Starting at $403.50.  http://bit.ly/201vZvN .

Big Game Bash, Rolling Stone Live: 9 p.m., The Galleria, San Francisco. Billing itself as the “Indoor Coachella,” this annual party is one of the biggest at the Super Bowl, having in past years features Drake, Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. This year’s lineup already includes Travis Scott, Elle King and Avicii. The open bar includes Moet champagne. Starting at $1,087.  http://bit.ly/20AZery .

Super Soul Bowl Revue: 9 p.m., Poor House Bistro, San Jose. Featuring Wee Willie Walker, Terrie Odabi, Cubby “The Funky Godfather” Ingram, Loralee Christensen and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door.  www.poorhousebistro.com .

Leather and Laces party — 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., City View at Metreon. Hosted by Alessandra Ambrosio and Emily Ratajkowski, the party will include entertainment by Cirque USA, mentalist, Jim Karol, DJ Automatic and DJ Zhaldee. Starting at $495.  www.leatherandlaces.com/ .

San Francisco Mardi Gras 2016: 10 p.m., Fish & Farm, 424 Clay St., San Francisco. Get a feel for the New Orleans festivities with music, costumes and beads. Early bird tickets from $11.24.  http://bit.ly/20ALtcr .

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night: 10 p.m., Pier 70, San Francisco. Performance by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tickets only available on the secondary market.

Chris Brown & 50 Cent Super Bowl Party: 10 p.m. Origin Nightclub, 1538 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Performances by Chris Brown and 50 Cent. Starting at $126.54.  http://bit.ly/1RUXDeE .

SUNDAY

NFL Experience: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Fan Interactive Expo combines interactive games, an NFL Play 60 Zone for youngest fans, autograph sessions with past and present NFL players, photo opportunity with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl championship rings on display and the NFL Shop. Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and younger.  http://bit.ly/1VzowTD .

NFL Alumni GameDay Brunch: 10 a.m., Flemings, Palo Alto. Includes Chalk Talk Sessions, game analysis from NFL legends and personalities, stories from past Super Bowls, autograph sessions and more.  http://bit.ly/1Psigg5 .

Players Super Bowl Tailgate: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Santa Clara parking lot. Featuring Erin Andrews, Guy Fieri, chefs Beau MacMillan, Aaron May and G Garvin, plus active and retired NFL players. $700.  http://bit.ly/1VAV2o8 .

Super Bowl City: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Embarcadero and Market Street, San Francisco. Features a fan village centered in Justin Herman Plaza with free concerts; the 50th Mile with food, beverages and shops; the Fan Energy Zone with dance, bike riding, video football and other interactive exhibits. Performers this day include Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, John Brothers and Glide Ensemble (2 p.m.).  http://bit.ly/1Kiiu9c .

Puppy Bowl Cafe: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building, San Francisco. Watch adoptable puppies from the local shelters scrimmage for toys on a 24-foot mock football field, while an Animal Planet referee oversees the action. Free. The pups featured also will be available for adoption at East Bay SPCA in Oakland or Dublin on Super Bowl Sunday and 1200 15th Street in San Francisco starting at noon Feb. 9 for discounted fees.  www.facebook.com/events/1974577382767354/ .

On the Fifty-A Charitable Dining Experience: Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) service, RN74 Restaurant, San Francisco. Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will donate percentage of of restaurant proceeds to support NFL Foundation charities; memorabilia auction included. Reservations at 415-543-7474 or  http://bit.ly/1m7eNI4 .

Tony Bruno’s Super Bowl Tailgate Party: Noon-10:30 p.m., The Glass House, San Jose. The radio host will conduct a live pregame broadcast and then a Super Bowl 50 viewing party. $50.  http://bit.ly/1PKVT1i .

San Leandro Super Bowl 50 Experience: 1 p.m., BAL Theatre, San Leandro. Watch the game on a 40-foot screen in the historic theatre and enjoy free food, water and soft drinks. Must pre-register for admittance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free for first 500 registered guests.  http://bit.ly/1JTvMJi , 510-557-3462.

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Events for Friday, February 5th, 2016

Leather and Laces Party (Friday Edition)
Description: With a bevy of Hollywood celebrities and athletes as guests, year after year the “Leather & Laces” party proves to be the hottest, chicest and sexiest place to be during Super Bowl Weekend.Previous hosts include Victoria’s Secret Models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Brooklyn Decker, Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton as well as Hollywood Celebrities Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Kevin Dillon, Nicole Scherzinger, Roselyn Sanchez and others.
Time: 9:30pm – 3:00am

ESPN “The Party”
Description: Continuously named the biggest and best party of the weekend, ESPN “The Party” is not just a party… it’s a platform, a culture, an EXPERIENCE! Past performances include Platinum Selling Artist J.Cole & Grammy nominee Charli XCX with celebrity DJs Questlove and SOSUPERSAM spinning throughout the night.
Time: 10:00pm – Late
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Playboy Super Bowl Party
Description: Just as you’d probably expect, there’s perhaps no event more lavish and luxurious than the Playboy Super Bowl Party. An essential who’s-who of the entertainment industry, past guests that have made appearances include Kanye West, Bradley Cooper, Usher, Gabrielle Union, Jon Hamm, and Shaquille O’Neal, while the event itself is typically hosted by current Playmates.
Time: 9:00pm – 2:00am
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Events for Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Leather & Laces Leather and Laces Party (Saturday Edition)
Description: With a bevy of Hollywood celebrities and athletes as guests, year after year the “Leather & Laces” party proves to be the hottest, chicest and sexiest place to be during Super Bowl Weekend.Previous hosts include Victoria’s Secret Models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Brooklyn Decker, Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton as well as Hollywood Celebrities Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Kevin Dillon, Nicole Scherzinger, Roselyn Sanchez and others.
Time: 9:30pm – 3:00am
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DirecTV Super Bowl Party
Description: Saturday night will bring out all the stars from sports and entertainment. Past performances were given by Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and celebrity DJs. This event is guest list only and features the who’s who of sports and entertainment.
Time: 9:00pm – Late
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Maxim Magazine Super Bowl Party
Description: The dress code is “Fabulously Chic” as you prepare to rub shoulders with the Stars from the world of Sports and Entertainment at this extravagant and exclusive “by invitation only” Super Bowl party!
Time: 9:00pm – Late
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Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party
Description: Expect to enjoy performances from the some of the biggest musical acts in history while you’re in the same venue as some of your favorite stars from TV and the big screen. With past performers such as Steven Tyler, Charli XCX, Pitbull, Flo Rida & more, you can bet Rolling Stone will pull out all the stops to make this soiree the biggest and best Super Bowl bash in history.
Time: 9:00pm – Late
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NFL Honors Award Show
Description: Active NFL Players walk the Red Carpet in anticipation of being honored as “best in class” at their position. Over 100 active and former NFL players in attendance with gourmet food stations and open bar and Live headline musical performances.
Time: Red carpet starts at 5:00 pm, Award show 6:00pm – Late
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Taste of the NFL
Description: The premier food and wine tasting extravaganza featuring a top chef from each of the 32 NFL cities, paired with an alumni or current player from each team. Attendees are able to sample specialty foods, meet the chefs and get photos and autographs from host players and special celebrity guests.
Time: 7:00pm – Late
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Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Official NFL Tailgate Party
Description: The official “by invitation only” Pre Super Bowl tailgate party of the year promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Warm hospitality, open bar, exquisite food and exceptional entertainment – this tailgate party is the place to be and be seen. Super Bowl Ticket required for entry!
Time: 12:00pm – Kickoff
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NFL Players Tailgate Party
Description:The Super Bowl Players Tailgate has earned a reputation as the “Premier Super Bowl Game Day experience” Guests have included Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan who in 2013 was host and gave a Super Bowl pregame chat and an inside look at the Super Bowl. In 2015, The Players Super Bowl Tailgate had over 25 active NFL Players in attendance mingling with fans. The Party is complete with an open premium bar and all you can eat 5 star food menu.
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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OVERVIEW

 Super Bowl  50 will be played at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on February 7, 2016. For more information on gameday, please click the “GAMEDAY” tab above.

Leading up to the game, several fan events will be taking place in downtown San Francisco and San Jose.

NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai will be held at the Moscone Center (North and South buildings) from Saturday, January 30 — Sunday, February 7, 2016. NFL Experience is pro football’s interactive theme park offering participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, youth football clinics and free autograph sessions from NFL players.

 Super Bowl  City is the  Super Bowl  50 Host Committee’s free-to-the-public fan village designed to celebrate the milestone  Super Bowl  50 and to highlight its unique place in the Bay Area. This hub of fan energy will be open from Saturday, January 30 — Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Justin Herman Plaza, on the Embarcadero at the foot of San Francisco’s famed Market Street.

 Super Bowl  Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade will take place at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA on Monday, February 1, 2016 and will mark the first time the players and coaches address the media while in the Bay Area.

For more information on NFL Experience,  Super Bowl  City,  Super Bowl  Opening Night and other events taking place around  Super Bowl  50, please click the respective tabs above.

 Super Bowl  50 Host Committee

Visit the  Super Bowl  50 Host Committee’s website ( sfbaysuperbowl.com ) for more information on the 50 Tour presented by Chevron, a mobile exhibit designed to celebrate the history of the Bay Area’s championship teams, and to learn what to do and see around the Bay Area.

Transportation & Hotel Accommodations

Airports

— San Francisco International Airport (SFO)  http://www.flysfo.com/ 
— 31.5 miles to Levi’s® Stadium
— 14 miles to downtown San Francisco
— San Jose International Airport (SJC)  http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/ 
— 6.2 miles to Levi’s® Stadium
— 46 miles to downtown San Francisco
— Oakland International Airport (OAK)  http://www.oaklandairport.com/ 
— 34 miles to Levi’s® Stadium
— 21 miles to downtown San Francisco

Parking

 Super Bowl  parking will be available for purchase in December by visiting  superbowl.clickandpark.com ( https://superbowl.clickandpark.com/ ). Maps, directions and road closure information will also be made available on the Click and Park website.

Hotels

Please click  here  to book a hotel for  Super Bowl  50.
Hospitality Packages for  Super Bowl  50

Please visit  http://nflonlocation.com/super-bowl/super-bowl-50  for information on NFL On Location hospitality packages.

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15 Most Antonin Scalia Quotes From His New Obamacare Dissent

The Top 15 Most Antonin Scalia Quotes From His New Obamacare Dissent
Never one to mince words, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissents always make for interesting reading. His dissent in the King v. Burwell decision announced today was no exception.
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Scalia was confounded by the majority’s twisted logic, writing that the court “accepts that the ‘most natural sense’ of the phrase ‘Exchange established by the State’ is an Exchange established by a State” but then “continues, with no semblance of shame, that ‘it is also possible that the phrase refers to all Exchanges—both State and Federal.’” This analysis Scalia dubbed, “Impossible possibility, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act!”
Here are the top 15 quotes we pulled from his scathing rebuke of the Roberts court’s ruling that saved Obamacare’s federal exchanges. It is Scalia at his Scaliaiest (emphasis added):
No. 1: ‘SCOTUScare’
“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
No. 2: Supreme Court Plays Favorites
“But this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years. The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (‘penalty’ means tax, ‘further [Medicaid] payments to the State’ means only incremental Medicaid payments to the State, ‘established by the State’ means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence. And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
No. 3: Making a ‘Parody’ of The Federalist Papers
“Just ponder the significance of the Court’s decision to take matters into its own hands. The Court’s revision of the law authorizes the Internal Revenue Service to spend tens of billions of dollars every year in tax credits on federal Exchanges. It affects the price of insurance for millions of Americans. It diminishes the participation of the States in the implementation of the Act. It vastly expands the reach of the Act’s individual mandate, whose scope depends in part on the availability of credits. What a parody today’s decision makes of Hamilton’s assurances to the people of New York: ‘The legislature not only commands the purse but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over . . . the purse; no direction . . . of the wealth of society, and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL but merely judgment.’”
No. 4: ‘Quite Absurd’
“The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange established by the State’ it means ‘Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government.’ That is of course quite absurd, and the Court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so.”
No. 5: ‘So Obvious’
“This case requires us to decide whether someone who buys insurance on an Exchange established by the Secretary gets tax credits. You would think the answer would be obvious—so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it.”
No. 6: ‘Pure Applesauce’
“The Court claims that the Act must equate federal and state establishment of Exchanges when it defines a qualified individual as someone who (among other things) lives in the ‘State that established the Exchange.’ … Otherwise, the Court says, there would be no qualified individuals on federal Exchanges, contradicting (for example) the provision requiring every Exchange to take the ‘”interests of qualified individuals”‘ into account when selecting health plans. … Pure applesauce.”
No. 7: Court’s ‘Overriding Principle’
“Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”
No. 8: ‘Not Our Place’
“This Court holds only the judicial power—the power to pronounce the law as Congress has enacted it. We lack the prerogative to repair laws that do not work out in practice, just as the people lack the ability to throw us out of office if they dislike the solutions we concoct. …
“Trying to make its judge-empowering approach seem respectful of congressional authority, the Court asserts that its decision merely ensures that the Affordable Care Act operates the way Congress ‘meant [it] to operate.’ … [T]he Court forgets that ours is a government of laws and not of men. That means we are governed by the terms of our laws, not by the unenacted will of our lawmakers. …
“Even less defensible, if possible, is the Court’s claim that its interpretive approach is justified because this Act ‘does not reflect the type of care and deliberation that one might expect of such significant legislation.’ … It is not our place to judge the quality of the care and deliberation that went into this or any other law. A law enacted by voice vote with no deliberation whatever is fully as binding upon us as one enacted after years of study, months of committee hearings, and weeks of debate. Much less is it our place to make everything come out right when Congress does not do its job properly. It is up to Congress to design its laws with care, and it is up to the people to hold them to account if they fail to carry out that responsibility.”
No. 9: ‘Interpretive Distortions’ Ignore the Constitution
“The Court’s decision reflects the philosophy that judges should endure whatever interpretive distortionsit takes in order to correct a supposed flaw in the statutory machinery. That philosophy ignores the American people’s decision to give Congress ‘[a]ll legislative Powers’ enumerated in the Constitution.”
No. 10: ‘Jiggery-pokery’
“The Court’s next bit of interpretive jiggery-pokery involves other parts of the Act that purportedly presuppose the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.”
No. 11: Increasing SCOTUS’ Power
“The Court’s insistence on making a choice that should be made by Congress both aggrandizes judicial power and encourages congressional lassitude.”
No. 12: ‘Unheard Of’
“Ordinary connotation does not always prevail, but the more unnatural the proposed interpretation of a law, the more compelling the contextual evidence must be to show that it is correct. Today’s interpretation is not merely unnatural; it is unheard of.”
No. 13: ‘Feeble Arguments’
“Faced with overwhelming confirmation that ‘Exchange established by the State’ means what it looks like it means, the Court comes up with argument after feeble argument to support its contrary interpretation.”
No. 14: ‘Why Context Matters’
“Context always matters. Let us not forget, however, why context matters: It is a tool for understanding the terms of the law, not an excuse for rewriting them.”
No. 15: SCOTUS Cannot ‘Rescue Congress’
“Perhaps sensing the dismal failure of its efforts to show that ‘established by the State’ means “established by the State or the Federal Government,’ the Court tries to palm off the pertinent statutory phrase as ‘inartful drafting.’ … This Court, however, has no free-floating power ‘to rescue Congress from its drafting errors.’”

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If you are or have “A List” Celebrities that would like to attend the Kentucky Derby, May 2, 2015 you may be able to attend as a select V.I.P. The “A Lister” could receive: air transportation or Private Jet service from major U. S. cities, hotel suites and accommodations, ground transportation, VIP tickets to the Derby, special V.I.P. guest invitations to the exclusive events.
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Throughout the years of the Kentucky Derby, the race has had a special appeal to the celebrity set. The rich and famous that mingle among the Derby Day crowd add a unique dimension to the spectacle of the “Run for the Roses.”
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One of the first celebrity sightings dates to 1877 when famed Polish actress Helena Modjeska attended the third running of the Kentucky Derby. In the 1945 book, Down the Stretch, it was noted that Modjeska was impressed by the Derby but even more charmed by the mint julep to which she was introduced by Churchill Downs founder M. Lewis Clark following the race.Derby Party
Over the years, a stream of celebrities from film, music, sports, politics and wealth have been drawn to the Derby. On at least one occasion, a celebrity with a more notorious background was the talk of the Derby. The 15th renewal in 1889 brought bank and train robber Frank James to Louisville. The brother of famed outlaw Jesse James and a leader in their outlaw gang, Frank was on hand to watch Spokane take the victory over favored Proctor Knott.
Although most of the rich and famous that attend are guests of prominent ticket holders, the Derby has also attracted an impressive roster of celebrity racehorse owners. The group has found that the thrill of running their horses in the Kentucky Derby is as moving as any accomplishment in their professional careers.
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During the 1990s this group of celebrity owners grew to include: musician MC Hammer, 1992 Dance Floor, 3rd; composer Burt Bacharach, 1994 Soul of the Matter, 5th, and 1995 Afternoon Deelites, 8th; music producer Berry Gordy, 1994 Powis Castle, 8th; film producer Albert Broccoli, 1994 Brocco, 4th; New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, 1997 Concerto, 9th; and former NBA and current University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, 1998 Halory Hunter, 4th, and 2001 A P Valentine, 7th.
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A direct descendant of England’s Epsom Derby, the Kentucky Derby has been attended on four separate occasions by British royalty. The first came in 1930, when Edward George Villiers Stanley, the 17th Earl of Derby and a representative of the family from whom the term Derby was derived, became the first member of Actress Zoe Saldana at the 133rd Kentucky Derbythe English nobility to attend. Prohibition was in effect at the time and Lord Derby expressed his disappointment in not being able to sample a mint julep. “You have a great many advantages I should like to copy for England,” Derby said, “but prohibition is not one of them.” Derby was followed in 1951 by the Duke of Windsor, who had renounced the British throne in 1936 so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The 100th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1974 brought Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon. The most recent visit by British royalty came in 2007, when Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II attended with her husband, Prince Philip.
Eight U.S. Presidents have witnessed the Derby and marveled at the pageantry and spectacle of the famed event. Future President Harry S. Truman was reported as the first and was followed in 1952 by Lyndon Johnson who attended as a Texas senator. In 2000, future President George W. Bush, who would win the election that same year, was on hand for the 126th running of the Derby with his father former President George Herbert Walker Bush.
Only Richard M. Nixon attended while serving in office. He had visited in 1968 as guest of Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn and commented that if he was elected President he would return to the 1969 Derby. That year also attracted two future presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan. No other President has witnessed more Derbys than Ford. Beginning in 1977, Ford and his wife Betty attended almost every Derby for 10 years as guests of longtime friend John Galbreath, a former Churchill chairman of the board. In 1983, for the 109th Derby, two past Presidents and one future president were in attendance. Ford was joined by Jimmy Carter, the Democrat who had defeated him in 1976, and then Vice President George Bush, who would win the 1988 presidential election. In 1999, Al Gore joined the list of vice presidents that attended the Derby. That list includes: 1931, Charles Curtis; 1937, John Nance Garner; and 1958 Alben Barkley.
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“He who Harms a Life, it is as if he has Harmed ALL Mankind, and He who has saved a Life, it is as if he has Saved ALL Mankind!” Who will you save?
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation provides FREE food; clothing; computers; privateGoFundMe school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.
Anyone can register at https://AMWFTRUST.ORG by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.
Two authors/scholars from U. C. Berkeley and Oxford University, England, that are writing a book entitled “Bread and Flowers” about how the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Food Programs has transformed the communities that we serve. It is planned that there will be a film from the book adaptation as well.
To understate the obvious, there is no food program transforming the communities and certainly no book entitled “Bread and Flowers” without our donors! The book is not even about the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, it’s the new “spirit” that one feels from the communities that we serve and how it’s renewal of the souls has brought people together across all walks of life, every social, economic and spiritual stratus.
People are amazed that they can not only see the difference in the communities but feel it as well! There have been so many stories of adversaries becoming friends and advocates of each other; people whom formerly would not speak to each other now sharing a meal and conversation; weekend school students teaching parents with a pastry; criminals sharing bread and recipes with victims and former targets!
You see, we can’’t take credit for any of this, nor is the book about us receiving credit for it, but we must give credit where credit is due, to ALL our partners, YOU being one of our majors!
In that regard, I have talked with the writers to see if they would be interested in doing a short interview for the book discussing how they feel about the incredible efforts of you ALL that have been involved in this great humanitarian good. I would like to have you or others that you think would be good to expound on this philosophy and how you perceive your role in helping the needy. This insight would be the spring board and bond to the transformations that have taken place. The perfect transition from you, to us, to the transformation among the communities, completing the circle. Please call (510) 394-4101 if you are interested in participating.
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We Need Cargo Van, SUV, Mac Pro Tower, or MacBook Pro, and 3- iPads
AMWF Pay1We mounting an “Equipment Donation Drive” to obtain donations of a Mac Pro Tower (Quad-Core), 3.2GHz; 2-12 GB DDR2 SDRAM, an Apple MacBook Pro 17″ – Quad Core i7, 2.2 GHz, an Apple MacBook Pro – 15.4″ – Core i7, 2.6 GHz, or a Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ – Dual Core i5, 2.4 GHz – MacOS X 10.8 Mountain Lion for a group that serves under privileged, disadvantaged and disabled persons. We are also interested in three iPads for children with Autism. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowable under the law. We will accept any monetary donations toward this end for the purchase of the equipment, a commercial cargo van and SUV with removable seats. We have a FaceBook Fundrazr page at: https://fnd.us/c/6KaQb and a GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/69s5u0. Please donate generously and share this with your networks!
Sista’s Charity Group Need Two Cargo Vans
The Sista’s Charity group is interested in obtaining two cargo vans or passenger vans with removable seats, an SUV with removable seats or large pick up truck with a camper shell for pickup and delivery of FREE food, clothing and supplies to the communities that they serve of under privileged, disadvantaged and disabled persons. Can you help them, insha’Allah? Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowable under the law. You donate via Paypal with email address to Sis. Nanita Strong, N. Strong Harmony, https://NStrongHarmony.org, (510) 394-5701, nanitastrong@yahoo.com. Again, they will accept any monetary donations toward this end for the purchase of the vehicles.
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After witnessing my mother and father give freely to others since I was a child from the1950’s until their death, charity struck a cord with me. I often thought, “how and in whatway I could contribute anything close to the enormous good they had done so often for so many?”. My parents purchased land and built a church for their personal pastor and to accompany that, they also built him and his family a home as well.
As I grew and matured, became more knowledgeable, sophisticated, and worldly, and as my faith and religious acumen blossomed, I realized the prodigious importance of building a house of worship and the infinite blessings that flow from such an achievement. I had to find a way to fulfill that potential within me as my parents had set the bar very, very high!
I knew that I didn’t have to re-invent the wheel as there was an incredible model for success that I could really make a difference and give back to my community by continuing the programs that my parents had forged when I was a child! So the A&MWF began with the
support of friends, neighbors, acquaintances, religious leaders, community members, and businesses dedicated to helping others. The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (A&MWF) is a non-denominational, multi-cultural,100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.
AMWF Paypal A&MWF, a public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, has created a 100% volunteer self-operated, self-supported, self financed model defined by developing the marketplace of a network that features high-performing results in the invaluable areas of: youth development; elementary, secondary and college education; poverty alleviation; mental and physical health medical services; social services, as well as other economic-empowerment programs for individuals, families; and small businesses.
A&MWF is pioneering a new trend, as government and community funds grapple with the recession and the challenges of raising funds, WE have forged an awareness and sustained an effort to connect those in dire need with service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups with these causes. We have taken community foundations and moved into social networking, reaching beyond static “bricks and mortar” to interactive Web sites to serve as a “dynamic virtual clearinghouses or town square” that holds conversations between those in NEED and their local charities, citizens, donors, and volunteers.
Every month thousands of San Francisco/ Oakland Bay Area residents rely on the AMWF Community Food Program for nutritious food and social service resources. As a local entity providing free food to those in need, we are seeing a significant increase in the percentage of children we serves, as county food banks see a spike in pleas for help. “51 percent of individuals served … are infants, children and teenagers. In the past, the percentage of people under 18 was 40 percent.”
The change is attributed to an increase in the number of families seeking emergency food aid. “Traditionally we’ve seen more demand for services from the western end of the city, but we are seeing an increase in need in the central part, and we even have people from the Hills and the affluent parts of town”.
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Community Food Programs (AMWF), a multi-ethnic, multi-issue community-based organization, continues to carry out its mission of a society in which all persons flourish as it provides and refers comprehensive services — in collaboration with other hunger, health care, housing, violence, abuse, counseling, senior, youth, women, children, civil rights, employment, and education response agencies — to thousands of men, women and children living in San Francisco/ Oakland Bay Area in California to help transform the lives of people in need.
AMWF extends these various services and programs to the economically, mentally, and physically challenged; the poor and homeless; the undereducated and undeserved; people living with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; substance abuse; seniors 55 years and older; prenatal women; at risk youth; and homebound people living with serious illness.
Our members, and the people we serve are of different race, faith, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation and income levels. AMWF by providing direct services, including providing nutritious food; edvocating for and participating in many relevant social service programs that promote the self-sufficiency of people in need; educating the general public about these issues, their causes and this partial solution while inspiring a consummate social conscience and honoring the dignity of every person. As part of that principal mission, AMWF works for basic economic survival security for all and the elimination of poverty by providing these services thus effecting societal and governmental policies that regulate the less fortunate to the bottom of the economic, social, health, and opportunity pyramid, with full understanding that any policy which affects the poorest of us affects all of us.
By catering to everyone we have built many allies with statewide and national anti-hunger organizations to support legislation addressing low-income people’s food needs. In doing so, we help build power in our communities and win institutional changes on the issues that affect our lives as we provide fresh, hot, nutritious meals and bags of groceries with healthy meat, fish, breads, perishable and nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables and fruits, tuna fish, peanut butter, rice, dry beans and pasta, at a location near their home that are served to anyone without restriction.
A&MWF has made it easy and effortless for service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups to connect with those in NEED, as we have received more individuals needs profiles submitted on this site. The profiles include their contact information, information about their needs, desired solutions, pleas for their need satisfaction, and a listing of opportunities to achieve their solution. We also have profiles submitted of individuals as prospective donors or volunteers, include information about the causes that interest them.
We look forward to our being able to do business together helping those most in need while providing you with incredible branding opportunities with maximum media exposure for the greatest community relations benefit and increased business development. There is no better branding than to be perceived as a company that cares for the less fortunate, the working man, and the environment while presenting a quality product at a great price and being socially conscious. Your customer feels that they are contributing to your good efforts as if they are doing it themselves!
If you or someone that you know needs Quality of Life Aid, PLEASE fill out the form below so that we can determine the best way to assist them.
Anyone can register at https://AMWFTRUST.ORG by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.
WE are trying to end this travesty by helping and giving for their change of life circumstances! Can YOU help Us help THEM? Make you tax deductible donation here!
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io Matsuura, J.A.M., DJ Mitsu the Beats, Timo Lassy, Taylor McFerrin,Flying Lotus,Wynton Marsalis,Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra,A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn,Rose Theater,McCoy Tyner,The Music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman,recently voted,DownBeat Critics Poll,Rising Star Best Male Vocalist,No Beginning, No End,San Francisco State University Gospel Choir,Choir,SF State,Gospel Choir,choir director,Ja Ronn Thompson,Spring, seriously,freshman,music major,determined,Gospel music,campus,expressed interest, music professor,Dr. Dee Spencer,Make it happen,Ja Ronn,handing out fliers,encouraging,try out,members,rehearsal, singing,sheet musi,band to accompany them,one musical transition,practice room,various,classrooms,hallways,perfect,San Francisco State,gospel,student-run,one-unit,music course,second semester,semester,comprised,singers and musicians,different backgrounds,majors,plenty of diversity,this group,grown,exponentially,big sound, gotten better,HIROSHIMA CHRISTMAS,Hiroshima,Celebrating,Annual Holiday show,three decades,Los Angeles-based,Dan Kuramoto,keyboards,woodwinds,composer,producer, June Okida Kuramoto,koto, Danny Yamamoto,Kimo Cornwell,piano/keyboards, Dean Cortez,bass,newest member,Shoji Kameda,taiko drum,percussion,blended jazz, pop,rock,traditional, Japanese, folk music,instruments,pioneering,world music,movement,20th century,sold,million records,prolific,career,more important,introduced,variety,traditional Asian,,global audience,integrated, seamlessly,new music,art form,The Japanese koto,zither-like, 13-stringed instrument, shakuhachi, a five holed bamboo flute,powerful,taiko,literally means,drum,combine,Western Hemisphere,unique musical,palette,delighted,Los Angeles,annual holiday tradition,a mix of,classics,spirit of the season,Women of Jazz Celebrate the Holidays,DESTINY,Women,MUHAMMED,JAZZ TRIO,A VICTORIA THEODORE,CHRISTMAS,Destiny Muhammed Jazz Trio,Harpist from the Hood,Destiny, Sound Sculptress, mesmerizes,audience,musical imagery,classical,crossover,eclectic jazz,vocal,harp,Susan L. Taylor, Editorial Director,ESSENCE Magazine,Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit, Monterey Jazz Festival, Revelations Transformation Conference Founder,The Secret,Visionary,Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, The Disney Concert Hall, Black Aids Institute, GRAMMY Award Winner,India Arie, Irie’s,Testimony,Seattle Center, Fischer Hall, San Francisco Librairies, Concert for World Peace,Brooklyn Jazz Festival,Jazz Ambassador,Eddie Gale,shared the stage,multi GRAMMY Award Winning producer,Narada Michael Walden,fundraiser,Songstress,Angela Bofill,panelist,West Coast Songwriters Performing Songwriters Pane,panelist for the GRAMMY San Francisco Chapter,State of the Music Industry,musical ideals,S.O.N.G,Strings of a Nubian Groove Nubian String Ensemble,Destiny Muhammad,Jazz Trio,The Richard Howell Quintet,RHQ,Pedal Harps,Salvi Daphne,46- string,Concert Harp,Governor Emeritus,Educational Chair Emeritus,Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter,Principle Harpist,Oakland Public Conservatory Orchestra,Victoria Theodore,Victoria,Theodore,Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees,Classical Piano Performance,Computer Music,Oberlin College,Conservatory of Music,studied,Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein,Master of Arts degree, Classical Piano Performance,Stanford University,George Barth,vocal accompaniment,Judith Bettina,studied piano and voice,UC Berkeley Young Musician’s Program,YMP,Oakland Youth Chorus,OYC,Trente Morant,Eugene Gash,African-American concert pianist,solo concert,Carnegie Hall,E. Robert Schmitz,Claude Debussy,Stanford,Jazz Piano,Mark Levine, Bill Bell,Frank Martin,San Francisco Bay Area,ensembles and bands,The Peninsula Symphony, Theatreworks, Hayward Little Theater, Oakland Youth Chorus,Victoria Theodore Quintet, Time Will Tell Sextet, LMNOP,10BassT,toured nationally,Captiol Records,Oaktown 357,MC Hammer,Oaktown, 357,New York City,multimedia company,Bay Area,GlobalDisc.com,very successful,venture,market leader,same day media duplication,legendary musical genius,Stevie Wonder, playing keyboards,singing background vocals,traveled around the world,Stevie,fabulous,imagine,highly sought,accompanist, respected,wide ranging musical versatility,San Leandro, CA,teaches,students,home,various R&B, jazz, gospel, pop and classical artists,Sting, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, John Legend, Jeff Beck, Rickey Minor, Boney James, Esperanza Spalding, Tyrese, Prince, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, India Arie, Glenn Lewis,AN EVENING WITH BRIAN MCKNIGHT,McKimght,A Special Christmas Week of Performances,Brian,McKnight,Fall,Music Video,Vimeo,needs no introduction,earned,contemporary music history,platinum, 20 million albums worldwide,multi-instrumentalist, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn,trumpet,industry,revolving door,established himself,enviable,chart,consistency,over a decade,every genre,Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson,Kenny G,Born,Buffalo, New,York,musical career,childhood,church,bandleader,high school, Sweet Home High School,age,Mercury Records,self-titled album,I Remember You,Anytime,sold over two million copies,nominated for a Grammy,Back at One,Motown Records,sold over three million copies,several Grammy nominations,recipient,American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image,Blockbuster Awards,Billboard,Songwriter of The Year,crossed the boundaries,EVERY medium,hosted,Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight,BETJ,The Brian McKnight Morning Show,KTWV,Wave Smooth Jazz radio station,Top 5 rated show,hosting his own radio show,The Brian McKnight Show,60 markets,syndicated,ABC Radio,nationally syndicated TV show,The Brian McKnight Show,vast,industry knowledge,red carpet,Extra!,Broadway,Billy Flynn,Chicago,contestant,Donald Trump,hit show ,Celebrity Apprentice,currently touring nationwide,JeCaryous Johnson, play,Cheaper to Keep Her,Vivica A. Fox,Just Me,worldwide tour,live DVD,family affair, brother,Claude McKnight,Take 6,sons,BJ,Niko,also known as,BRKN RBT,broken robots,promises to be,spectacular,one-of-a kind show,THE PHARCYDE with Live Band,Pharcyde,alternative rap,quartet,South Central,Los Angeles, the Pharcyde,MCs/producers,Tre “Slimkid” Hardson, Imani Wilcox,Romye “Booty Brown” Robinson,Hardson, Wilcox,Robinson,dancers, choreographers, L.A., underground, club circuit,late ’80s,In Living Color,tutelage,Reggie Andrews,high-school music teacher,the music industry,process of recording an album,Delicious Vinyl,eccentric debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde,gold,support slots,De La Soul,A Tribe Called Quest,Lollapalooza,second stage,second album, Labcabincalifornia,warped,Pharcyde,returned,Plain Rap,DJ Funklor,DJ,Funklor ,ripped up stages,hometown, the Bay Area,Greece,Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Drake, The Roots, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, Ben Harper, N*E*R*D, Nas,MACEO PARKER’S NEW YEARS PARTY,Maceo,Celebrate the New Year with some Funk!, Parker,talks with his sax,a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days,my belief,the world would be a better place,if we all funked together,San Diego Reader,Maceo Parker,synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable,the tightest little funk orchestra on earth,each and every,leader of funk,James Brown,like being at University,jumping aboard the Mothership,George Clinton,stretching out,Bootsy’s Rubber Band,living, breathing,pulse,connects the history of Funk,golden thread,The cipher,dance music,its core,Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band,Red Hot Chilli Peppers,timeless sound,garnered,fresh,young fan base,impossible to separate which came first, Maceo,the funk,The amazing, P-funk,Parker,his legendary,alto horn,drummer brother Melvin,climbed on board,James Brown funky soul funk train,coined,the solo, summoning,signature,Maceo, I want you to Blow!,musicologists,muscially fertile,group of men,from this period,James Brown’s band,are recognized as, the early pioneers,the modern funk and hip-hop,jump,today,For more information, please visit,website,IDLE WARSHIP,Idle,feat.,Talib Kweli, Res,Live Band,Warship,System Addict,Jean Grae,Jay Knocka,independently rele
ased tracks,spread like wildfire,across the web, Idle Warship,first official collection of songs,entitled,Habits of the Heart,Blacksmith/Element 9/Fontana,12-track album,storming the music scene,bold and indefinable,mash-up,influences, from soul to hip-hip to alternative to electronic,incredible range of musical sensibilities,into the studio,venture to say,output,completely blow your mind,a perfect example ,a whole can become greater than the sum of its parts,saying quite a lot,musical components of this project,A collaboration between longtime friends and collaborators, hip-hop luminary,Talib Kweli,critically acclaimed soulful singer and songwriter Res,was born out of sheer experimentation,some of the best things in life happen when least expected,fans of Talib,Res,heard,reacted to,online,MP3s,created,off-the-cuff sessions, it became clear,something much bigger was brewing,making a huge splash,SXSW,a successful European tour,Party Robot,mixtape,master DJ, Mick Boogie,singer/songwriter,Graph Nobel,free download,left the fans craving more,now the wait is over,obvious chemistry, a dedication to free creative expression,a new album, Talib and Res,partnership,a musical force to be reckoned with,Habits of the Heart,effortlessly,shifts,rhythmic hand-clapping blast,Laser Beams,stream,embed,off-kilter,futuristic track,Driving Me Insane,unbridled, heartfelt,piano ballad,Beautifully Bad,guest spots,Chester French,John Forte,Covered in Fantasy,Michelle Williams,Katya,Habits,The Heart,takes you,thrilling journey,

Emanuel Steward, Martin Wyatt, Robert Shapiro, Abdul-Jalil at Sports Image Awards

Emanuel Steward, Martin Wyatt, Robert Shapiro, Abdul-Jalil at Sports Image Awards