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Participants in the Burning Man Project are doers.  They are intent on doing something or building something no matter how bizarre or outlandish it may be.  Is this theater? I think so.  Maybe not in the traditional sense.  The entire event is a celebration.

Burning Man 2011 just wrapped up this weekend in Nevada's Black Rock Desert leaving no trace that they have been there.  Part work and part play, participants put on shows, build buildings, and erect sculptures celebrating self-expression and self-reliance.  In the end it's all torn down and moved  out leaving the desert as it was found.  

No commercialism here.  You won't see any ad campaigns, logos, or brand names.  There are few things that you can purchase beyond  ice and coffee. You must bring your own water.  Burners have to rely on each other.  Getting around  on the playa (Spanish for the beach) consists of bicycles and mutant vehicles which are as much art as they are transportation.

100% participant staffed and funded. There is no "they" at this event, only "us." No one will clean up your mess, you must do it.  Again self-reliance for those who like to "do...."

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HGTV is casting for their 7th season of Design Star, a reality series where design experts such as architects, interior designers, contractors, stylists, artists, etc... compete to show the judges they are the most creative and have the best persona to host their own series on HGTV.

What they are looking for:
  • Extensive design knowledge
  • Personality that pops
  • A clear and unique design perspective
  • Lots of energy and enthusiasm

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The 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival will be held next weekend July 15th  through the 17th at the Hilton Hotel and Casino.  It promises to bridge the gap between filmmakers, independent film audiences and ndustry professionals.

Comprised of panels, celebrity interviews, and Oscar winning movies not to mention the red carpet parties.  There will also be a screenplay competition.

  • Feature Film
  • Short Film
  • Feature Documentary
  • Short Documentary
  • Student Films
  • Foreign Films
  • Nevada Films
  • Animation (short and feature)
  • Music Videos
  • Television Pilots
  • Screenplays

Schedule of events and descriptions of films:

2011 Las Vegas Film Festival
Saturday, July 15th  through Sunday, July 17th
Las Vegas Hilton
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada


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The Reno Film Festival  is happening this weekend in Reno, Nevada.  There will be forums on Saturday, where the competition finalists will speak, and Sunday where Oscar winning film editor Joel Cox, Director of Photography Richard Cantu, and Nevada Casting CEO Juli Green will be featured.

Reno Film Festival
Wednesday, June 15th through Sunday, June 19th
Reno, Nevada