Josh Ripple has been around the sports and entertainment block. Now at 55, Ripple, of Las Vegas, might have his most intriguing position of all — chief operating officer of Life is Beautiful, the three-day music/art/culinary/learning festival in downtown Las Vegas set for Oct. 24-26.
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Roster includes Ricki Lake, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, basketball player and former NBA prospect Isaiah Austin and many others.
Andrew Donner, the real estate developer responsible for most of Downtown Project’s property acquisitions, has been named CEO of the Life is Beautiful music-food-art festival, which took place in downtown Las Vegas in October.
Organizers, merchants and downtown supporters are singing praises after the inaugural weekend of the Life Is Beautiful festival.
The Killers celebrated their hometown in the Life Is Beautiful finale on Sunday, even performing “Viva Las Vegas.” This was downtown’s moment, and it was a great one.
Singing from the back of his heels with arms outstretched, Dan Reynolds looked like the letter “T” confronting a stiff wind, said gale spreading the guy’s good cheer like the seeds from a dandelion clock.
The Life is Beautiful festival closed down its main entrance to move it one street over Sunday evening after an incident at 6th Street and Carson Avenue.
The feel-good tone was set early on the first day of the Life Is Beautiful festival, when a worker for an environmental awareness group administered high fives to the throng of attendees waiting in line to get in.
Imagine Dragons is the most famous band from Vegas co-headlining tonight’s first night of Life Is Beautiful festival downtown.
The lineup of bands and celebrity chefs are the big draws for this weekend’s Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas. But festivalgoers just might learn something along the way, too.
Artists from around the world will create murals throughout downtown Las Vegas during this weekend’s Life Is Beautiful festival.
For the literal-minded among us: No, they won’t be changing lead into gold in the Alchemy Gardens at the Life Is Beautiful festival this weekend. But they will be changing things into something better.
There are likely to be a lot of familiar faces for those who visit the Culinary Village part of the Life Is Beautiful festival this weekend.
The Chefs on Stage component of the Life Is Beautiful festival will be a clear reflection of the festival itself — fun and free-spirited, with plenty of music.
Danny Brown’s full-length debut, “XXX,” was plenty harrowing, but in a lost-within-himself kind of way, his voice hot-wired with desperation and delirium as he rapped about self-anesthetization through this chemical intoxicant or that.
Beck is the rare Life Is Beautiful act who can dip into that “before you were born” stuff, considering it’s been 20 years since “Loser.”
Portugal. The Man often sounds like a half-dozen different bands compressed into one, like layers of sediment compacted into a gemstone.
Dan Reynolds’ life has changed. The Imagine Dragons frontman just doesn’t know to what extent yet.
Vampire Weekend has become as synonymous with major music festivals in 2013 as strained eyeballs and sore legs from standing in large fields, pining to see bands all day.
They were just here in July, but the Alabama Shakes are like cotton candy and Jagermeister: There is not a single occasion imaginable that their presence does not improve.
Caleb Followill still sounds like Bruce Springsteen trying to pass a kidney stone the size of a croquet ball.
This weekend’s Life Is Beautiful had the big idea to combine rock stars and culinary celebrities, and some of the musicians playing it are happy to raise a fork to the idea.
The Killers were considered a key “get” to establish the two-day Life Is Beautiful festival and give it early credibility.
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