LAKERS-KINGS PROCEEDS TO GO TO VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS
All proceeds from Sunday’s preseason game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers will go to victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, the teams, T-Mobile Arena, AEG and MGM Resorts have announced. Contributions can be made through the MGM Resorts Foundation. All of the money raised will go directly to benefit victims, their families and first responders. For more information, visit the foundation here.
GOT AN EXTRA $400K? MSG HAS A SUITE FOR YOU
Madison Square Garden says it will start offering luxury suites with leather sofas, chrome tables and studded armchairs on a swivel base, USA Today reports. Prices aren’t listed, but according to ESPN, the most expensive package is $400,000. It’s all part of MSG’s deal with Tao Group, a restaurant and nightlife company. “Imagine if going to The Garden, or any of MSG’s iconic properties, meant the opportunity to go to one of the world’s coolest lounges as well,” Tao Group Co-President Noah Tepperberg said in a statement to the newspaper. MSG earlier this year bought a 62.5% stake in the TAO Group for $181 million.
SOUND ON SOUND CANCELLED
The Sound on Sound Fest has been cancelled. Organizers have announced that the Nov. 10-12 music festival at Lost Pines Forest in Texas had trouble with “timing issues during the planning process,” Billboard reports. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear and Iggy Pop had been among the performers scheduled to take the stage. “This is one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make,” Sound on Sound organizers said in a statement. “Due to several recent roadblocks outside of our control and in an effort to do right by our fans, the decision to cancel the event was our only real option.” Refunds are being issued through Eventbrite.
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