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  • 14
    Mar
    2014

    The Miss USA competition is headed to the bayou this year.

    Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization, announced Thursday that this year’s contest will be held in Baton Rouge, La., on June 8. The contest will air on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET.

    “[It's] just a place that really wanted us,” Trump said on TODAY Thursday. “We had about 12 places that were fighting for the rights, and we just decided that’s sort of the home of pageantry, it’s sort of the home of the whole beauty thing. They’re terrific people, and they’re going to put on a great show. Usually we go to Las Vegas. We never fail in Las Vegas. It’s great, but we thought we’d move it.”

    Baton Rouge hosted a Miss Teen USA competition in 2005, but the pageant couldn’t return in 2006 due to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, “when the population doubled overnight due to people in damaged areas seeking safety and shelter,” Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart said in the release. “The sense of community that Baton Rouge has is incredibly inspiring and the hospitality shown to us while we were there was second to none. I am looking forward to bringing an event back to Baton Rouge to experience the charm of the Capital City.”

    Read the full article on Today.com

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  • 13
    Mar
    2014

    The 2014 MISS USA® Competition Heats Up the Bayou June 8 on NBC (8-11 P.M. ET) LIVE from Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana

    New York, NY – March 13, 2014 – NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 2014 MISS USA® Competition will air LIVE from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on NBC Sunday, June 8 (8-11 p.m. ET) from The Baton Rouge River Center.
    “Since the inception of its Film Commission in 2007, the city of Baton Rouge has quickly become a filming destination for the entertainment industry,” says Trump. “There has been an astounding amount of growth in a short amount of time with over 127 productions generating 700 million dollars directly for the city,” adds Trump. “We are happy the Miss USA telecast will put a focus on the huge economic development that has occurred there.”

    “We developed strong ties with Mayor Holden and everyone in the Baton Rouge community when they hosted the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2005 and we anticipated coming back the following year. However, three weeks later, the city was faced with challenges left by Katrina when the population doubled overnight due to people in damaged areas seeking safety and shelter,” explains Shugart. “The sense of community that Baton Rouge has is incredibly inspiring and the hospitality shown to us while we were there was second to none. I am looking forward to bringing an event back to Baton Rouge to experience the charm of the Capital City.”
    “We are delighted to host the 2014 Miss USA pageant,” said Paul Arrigo, President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge. “The 2005 Miss Teen USA pageant was a huge promotional success. In 2014, we can look forward to prime-time television exposure, international television distribution to almost 70 countries, vast web traffic, endless social media mentions, press coverage, and local economic impact,” adds Arrigo. “In partnership with the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the city of Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge River Center and L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge, we look forward to this tremendous opportunity for Louisiana’s Capital City!”

    Known as the “Capital City,” Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture and is recognized for its lively music scene, unique food and proud people. The thriving city is home to two major universities, diverse career options, booming business opportunities and endless arts and entertainment attractions. The Miss USA coverage will highlight the wonderful growth of the destination and its many offerings for visitors and locals alike. Whether it’s Mardi Gras, food, music, or the tradition of tailgating, Baton Rouge takes advantage of every opportunity to revel in the good times.
    “It is an honor to host the Miss USA pageant in Louisiana,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “It is an incredible opportunity for Baton Rouge to shine on a national stage and I expect the delegates will enjoy our unique culture and joie de vivre.”

    Mayor-President “Kip” Holden said, “We have been working very hard to bring the 2014 Miss USA pageant to Baton Rouge and are extremely proud to be the host city. There is no question that our flourishing film and television industry, which the nation just saw showcased at the Academy Awards ceremony, our highly successful annual events like the Bayou Country Superfest and a revitalized downtown area all played major roles in our selection. Baton Rouge has come so far since the very successful 2005 Miss Teen USA pageant was here, and we look forward to again hosting an event that will have people in all 50 states focused on Baton Rouge, one of America’s truly great cities.”

    Returning as executive producer for the third consecutive year is Barry Adelman of dick clark productions (dcp). The 2014 MISS USA® Competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The show concludes with one contestant ultimately being crowned Miss USA 2014.

    Last year’s telecast concluded with Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA, being crowned Miss USA 2013. The MISS USA telecast now reaches approximately 70 countries and territories. For more information, visit http://www.missusa.com.

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  • 12
    Mar
    2014

    Special Announcement from Donald J. Trump and Miss USA Erin Brady about the 2014 MISS USA® Competition

    Special Announcement from Donald J. Trump and Miss USA Erin Brady about the 2014 MISS USA® Competition

    When: Thursday, March 13th

    Where: TODAY Show

    Time: 8:30 a.m. ET

    Miss USA 2013, Press Conference


  • 12
    Mar
    2014

    Umuganda – March 29th

    Join SAME SKY to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide by participating in Umuganda, a tradition in Rwanda where millions come together to improve their communities. Come together in common purpose.

    Make your neighborhood a better place and support people a world away. Take pride in loving your community…because we all live under the SAME SKY.

    Do an act of service such as help pick up trash in your neighborhood, volunteer at a local soup kitchen, donate clothes to a homeless shelter, spend time at an elderly center, shovel snow or mow a neighbor’s lawn, donate books to a local library, volunteer with friends at animal shelter, etc.

    SHARE: Post your acts of service with us on Saturday March 29th 9am -12pm! Please be sure to use the hashtag #umuganda and tag @sameskybracelet

    WHY: Make your neighborhood a better place and support people a world away … because we all live under the SAME SKY.

    UMAGANDA ONE PAGER


  • 10
    Mar
    2014

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