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Kennedy at Red Rocks DNC Kickoff Concert Tonight

 * This just in: couple more RFK Jr. appearances on today’s DNC schedule. If you’re in Denver and want to attend the concert, unfortunately it seems to be by invitation only. But the NEA event is open to the public. See below for full details on both events.



The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee will present an official welcoming concert event for invited guests to celebrate the City’s greening efforts around the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as to raise environmental awareness. “Green Sunday At Red Rocks,” an opening act to Denver’s hosting of the Convention, will feature performances by recording artists and environmental advocates including Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland. 

The event also will feature addresses by Laurie David, global warming activist and producer of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”; Van Jones, founder and president of Green For All; Bill McDonough, architect and sustainable living pioneer; and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., senior attorney for NRDC and chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance.

Executive hosts for the event will be Gov. Bill Ritter Jr., Mayor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar. Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia also will appear.

The event is made possible by donations from BNSF Railroad, MolsonCoors, Xcel Energy, Level 3, Diageo, and Liberty Media.

WHAT: Green Sunday at Red Rocks, a Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee event.

WHO: Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland, Laurie David, Van Jones, Bill McDonough, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, Gov. Tim Kaine, Elbra Wedgeworth, Steve Farber.

WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 7 p.m., on the eve of the Convention.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to Address Hundreds of Education Activists,

Voting Delegates Attending Democratic National Convention



The National Education Association, in conjunction with the Colorado Education Association, will host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and hundreds of educators — and voting delegates — on the eve of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., underscoring the historic role activists and educators have played as one of the largest delegations to the convention for decades. Kennedy will speak to the NEA members and delegates.

Millions of dedicated educators and party activists are expected to play a critical role in the 2008 election. The hundreds of NEA members and DNC delegates, including 22 superdelegates, come from 41 states and the District of Columbia. NEA members attending the convention aim to put education and other pocket-book issues front and center in this election cycle and will work to inform the public and draw distinctions about where the candidates, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, are on the issues of concern to Americans. It’s one of the reasons NEA has launched a $50 million campaign to elect pro-public education candidates like Sen. Obama in the November election. The Association’s more than 3.2 million members live in every state, in every congressional district, and in every precinct in America.

WHO: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

NEA President Reg Weaver

NEA President-Elect Dennis Van Roekel

Colorado Education Association President Beverly Ingle

WHAT: NEA and Colorado Education Association host party activists and delegates to Democratic Party Convention

WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 2008 12 p.m. (noon) – 2:00 p.m. MDT

WHERE: Hyatt Convention Center

Centennial Ballroom E, 3rd Floor

615 15th Street Denver, CO 80202



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RFK Jr. IMAX Film Opens At SXSW Festival


Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk

Opens March 14 at Austin’s only IMAX Theatre, located inside the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Call (512) 936-4649 to reserve your tickets.
Click HERE for IMAX Theatre showtimes.

There is no late seating in the IMAX® Theatre.  Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled show time.

Grand Canyon Adventure 3D poster.Set against the immense backdrop of a natural treasure, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk will take audiences on an exhilarating adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues.

One of the world’s mightiest rivers, the Colorado, no longer reaches the sea. Every drop of river water is allocated to agriculture and populations along the way, many of whom don’t even realize their connection to the river.

Join the free family-friendly opening celebration on Saturday, March 15 from 1-4 pm, sponsored by 3M. You can see a large scale “erosion station,” build your own water cycle generator, learn about water conservation from folks at the Texas Water Development Board, and even hop in a boat for a great photo op!

Narrated by Robert Redford, the river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story for the film’s main characters, two fathers and their 18-year old daughters who soon will be leaving home to make their own way.

The cinematic guides include the renowned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, and his daughter Kick.

They are joined by Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author who has traveled the world studying other cultures, and his daughter Tara. Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon’s edge with her Havasupai family, is their Grand Canyon guide.

As the expedition journeys down river, audiences will learn about the challenges and opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring watersheds. A MacGillivray Freeman Film that combines science and adventure with some of giant screen cinema’s most compelling imagery and locations, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D delivers a message of hope and inspiration.

Image from Grand Canyon Adventure 3D.This is MacGillivray Freeman’s first-ever 3D film for IMAX Theaters and will provide audiences with a unique experience. “A river trip is one of those amazing life events where you’re ripped out of your daily routine and inspired to see the world in new ways. With IMAX 3D images, we’re able to put the audience even more into the action and let them participate in every twist and turn,” says the film’s two-time Academy Award-nominated producer/director Greg MacGillivray.

A stirring score featuring songs and music from the Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band sets the mood for this adventure that explores the spiritual, artistic and life-sustaining powers of water—and makes crystal clear that each of us must do our part to better manage this crucial resource for the future.

Image from Grand Canyon Adventure 3D.Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation in association with Waterkeeper Alliance and Museum Film Network, presented by Teva and supported by Kohler Co. The film is directed by Greg MacGillivray, produced by Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien, and Shaun MacGillivray, and written by Jack Stephens and Stephen Judson. The score is co-composed by Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard and Steve Wood.

Check out the official website at www.grandcanyonadventurefilm.com

Grand Canyon Adventure 3D opens at the IMAX Theatre of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum March 14, 2008. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/military/students (with college ID) and $5 for youths age 18 and under.

The IMAX Theatre is located in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at 1800 N. Congress Avenue at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.


Article and photos from TheStoryofTexas.com


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