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The T.J. Martell Foundation Announces 2016 Los Angeles Family Day

Aug 26, 2016 10:45 am

TJ Martell Foundation: Profile

The TJ Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDSResearch has announced its annual and highly anticipated Los Angeles Family Day presented by Citi. to be held at The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.


The annual event features live music, great food, family entertainment and a bevy of stars from television and music. The event will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s pediatric cancer research programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and also honors three leading innovators in entertainment and music.

This year’s Los Angeles Family Day honorees are Rob Lloyd, CEO Hyperloop One, Kevin Lyman, CEO & Founder, 4Fini and George Strompolos, CEO & Founder, Fullscreen. Stars from Radio Disney and Hollywood Records are scheduled to appear. Musical performances and celebrity appearances will be announced soon.


Rob Lloyd joined Hyperloop Technologies, Inc as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board in September of 2015 after 21 years at Cisco Systems. Prior to joining Hyperloop, he was President of development, sales and the internet and responsible for 45,000 employees operating around the world.

Kevin Lyman is the founder and operator of 4Fini, Inc., a live event production company and brand strategy firm. His is the creative force behind the live production – Vans Warped Tour, which attracts 750,000 people annually and is the longest-running North American festival concert tour.

George Strompolos is an entrepreneur and digital media pioneer. He is the Founder and CEO of Fullscreen Media, a global leader in social-first entertainment experiences serving creators, brands and consumers. The company is comprised of multiple divisions, including the world’s largest network of online content creators, a talent management group, two award-winning production studios, a live events and touring business, a consumer products group, two premium subscription video-on-demand services and an in-house social media agency. Prior to founding Fullscreen Media in 2011, George worked at Google where he co-created the YouTube Partnership Program, enabling people around the world to generate revenue by creating original YouTube videos, and thus giving rise to a new generation of creative voices and stars.

The Gibson Foundation will officially launch GuitarTown Kids at Los Angeles Family Day. The project will officially kick off with the unveiling of a 10-foot Gibson Guitar sculpture designed by a local visual artist and autographed by celebrities for charity. GuitarTown Kids will include a collection of regular size guitars which will be designed by local artists and painted and autographed by celebrities and their kids. These guitars will then be displayed in early 2017 and later be auctioned during a GuitarTown Kids gala auction for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s pediatric cancer research program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


Find out more about the event here.



The Elders Welcome Historic Colombia Peace Agreement

Aug 26, 2016 09:00 am

Kofi Annan: Profile

The Elders welcome the historic peace agreement signed yesterday between the Government of Colombia and the FARC(Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla movement that brings to an end more than five decades of conflict.


They congratulate all parties to the agreement for their courage and tenacity, in particular President Juan Manuel Santos andFARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez, as well as the efforts of international partners who have worked tirelessly to bring this deal to fruition. They also welcome the deployment of United Nations observers to ensure the agreement is fully implemented and respected by all sides.

A sustainable peace requires popular consent which is why the planned referendum in Colombia will be so important. Reservations and objections to certain aspects of the agreement may be legitimate, but The Elders urge all parties to put national interests first and not risk jeopardising peace for short-term political advantage.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said: “The people of Colombia have suffered too long under the shadow of civil war and human rights violations. This deal is proof that even the most protracted of conflicts can be solved peacefully when sufficient political will exists. It carefully reconciles the competing imperatives of peace and transitional justice, and offers a way to reintegrate former combatants into society. As such it offers the whole country a credible path towards peace and stability.”


Jackson Browne To Perform Solo Acoustic Benefit Concert For Safety Harbor Kids

Aug 26, 2016 07:30 am

Jackson Browne: Profile

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform a Benefit Concert for Safety Harbor Kids in Ventura, CA on October 4, 2016 as part of his Solo Acoustic Fall Tour.

The concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater goes on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00 AM (local). Tickets are available online at

Safety Harbor Kids is a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of orphans, foster and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music and the Arts. Through its Enrichment Programs in academic tutoring, college planning, career development, internships, music and the arts, Safety Harbor Kids seeks to break the vicious cycle of homelessness, poverty and prison that have ensnared more than 80,000 children within Los Angeles County alone.

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