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The 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards is Hosted by Lillian McMorris in Las Vegas, NV at Planet Hollywood.

The 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards is Hosted by Lillian McMorris in Las Vegas, NV at Planet Hollywood.



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  • For Immediate Release Las Vegas Welcomes the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts Announces Partnership with Las VegasLAS VEGAS (Oct. 30, 2012) – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) proudly announces apartnership with Las Vegas for the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards. The biggest night in LGBT music andentertainment, the annual awards show celebrates the best recordings, performers and industry contribution inmusic each year with a message of inclusion, equality and creative achievements. Las Vegas is one of theworld’s top LGBT destinations making it the perfect fit for the 2012 OUTMUSIC Awards.“Las Vegas is such an exciting place to be and we are happy to bring the OMAs to such an amazing city overthe next three years,” said Diedra Meredith, chairwoman and CEO of LARA and the OUTMUSIC Foundation.“Our partnership with Las Vegas gives the Academy a warm welcome to reflecting the city’s commitment toinclusion and equality, as well as Las Vegas values the LGBT community.”“Las Vegas is excited to host the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in celebration of the destination’s commitmentto diversity and inclusion,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Conventionand Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “As a premiere destination for LGBT travelers looking for world-classentertainment,dining, shopping and more, there is no better place to host this special celebration.”The OUTMUSIC Awards’ move to Las Vegas is the result of a three-year partnership with CaesarsEntertainment, parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which has received a perfect rating fromthe Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The night of extravagance and unforgettablememories will be presented at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on, Sunday Dec. 16, 2012.Guests of the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards three-day weekend spectacular will spend three days celebratingin the heart of Las Vegas, steps from a variety of shopping experiences at the Miracle Mile Shops and a shortwalk from Crystals at CityCenter, where opulence and style are unparalleled.The world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is renowned for opulent dining, shopping, nightlife and more.According to Community Marketing Inc.’s 2011-2012 16th Annual LGBT Tourism Study, Las Vegas wasnamed the second most-visited LGBT destination, one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world andpersonal favorite by 10,000 respondents surveyed.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the OUTMUSIC Awards Event Passes will benefit Southern NevadaAssociation of Pride, Inc. (SNAPI), Aids for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), Human Rights Campaign, Las VegasSteering Committee and Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.For more information on the OUTMUSIC Awards, to purchase tickets or to book hotel rooms and discountedtravel accommodations, please visit or visit OUTMUSIC - The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)Founded in 1990, THE LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) is the premiere 501c3 non- profitorganization created to promote the advancement and appreciation of underrepresented LGBT music cultureand heritage. LARA seeks to create opportunities to support the development of young aspiring LGBT artists,
  • increase the visibility of the LGBT Music & Entertainment Platform, as well as honor, document and archive thecontributions of underrepresented out & proud LGBT music artists into music history THE LVCVAThe Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as atourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center andCashman Center. With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting andexhibit space citywide, the LVCVAs mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure andbusiness visitors to the area. For more information, go to or HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINOPlanet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a fullpartner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guestrooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning SpiceMarket Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is alsohome to PEEPSHOW, the sexy striptease spectacular starring bombshell Holly Madison, and in August 2012,Grammy® Award-winning recording artist CeeLo Green will premiere his new Las Vegas resident show,“CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE.” The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialtystores and restaurants. For more information, please visit to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find PlanetHollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Planet Hollywood, along with all Caesars Entertainment LasVegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resortfees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit ###Media Contacts:The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)Tim Yates, Public Relations DirectorTimYates1976@me.com917-684-7753Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityCourtney Fitzgerald, Public Relations Managercfitzgerald@lvcva.com702-892-7686Caesars EntertainmentCandice Seeley, Public Relations Managercseeley@caesars.com702-672-1022