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Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, covering 48 square miles. The city has a population of 626, 000 which makes Boston the 21st largest city in the United States.Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England. Boston was the location of some of the greatest moments from the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston.Boston, MARegistration Day - August 1Audition Day - August 2Gillette Stadium1 Patriot PlaceFoxboro, MA 02035TransportationLogan Airport located in East Boston is the main airport in the area. The streets of downtown Boston were not planned on a grid, but rather allowed to grow organically over time, making the area harder to navigate for tourists. Boston is located at the eastern end of Interstate 90. Nearly 1/3 of Bostonians use public transport for their commute to work. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operations the oldest underground rapid transit system in the United States. You can navigate Boston through the bus and commuter rail networks.SightseeingThe arts are an important part of the cultural scene in Boston. Take a visit to the Theater District South of Boston Common and check out a play. You can also take time out to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra or the Boston Ballet perform. Interested in history? Many historic sites from the American Revolution period have been preserved as part of the Boston National Historic Park. Boston is also the home of many professional sports teams including the Boston Red Sox, the Patriots, the Celtics and the Bruins.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the most populated city in the southern state. Atlanta has a population of 432, 427 and entire Atlanta metropolitan area houses 5, 457, 427 people. This makes the Atlanta area the ninth largest is the United States.Atlanta was established in 1837 where two railroad lines met. The city grew quickly and by 1860 Atlanta's population had grown to 9, 554 people. Atlanta played an integral part during the Civil War as it was the nexus of many railroads and was used for the distribution of military supplies to the Confederate Army. Atlanta and the surrounding area were home to many Civil War battles, the most devastating being the Battle of Atlanta which lasted four months and led to the city being burned. Only the city's churches and hospitals were spared. Atlanta was gradually rebuilt after the burning and became a organizing center of the Civil Rights Movement under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy.Atlanta, GARegistration Day - July 25Audition Day - July 26Gwinnett Center6400 Sugarloaf Parkway #100Duluth, GA 30097TransportationIt's really easy to get around Atlanta as the city is the main transportation hub of the Southeastern United States. Atlanta's airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport for over 10 years. Atlanta's Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority can get you everywhere you need to go in the city and provides transportation in the form of buses and heavy rail. Atlanta's subway system is the eighth busiest in the country.SightseeingThere is a lot to see in the seventh-most visited city in the United States. Atlanta is home to the Georgia Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium. The city also is home to the Martin Luther Kind, Jr. National Historic site. Atlanta has become one a national center of the arts and is one of the few cities in the United States with permanent, professional, resident companies in all performing arts disciplines including opera, ballet, music and theater. You can also catch some major sports games in Atlanta as it is home to the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and the larger Detroit Metro region boasts an impressive population of 5.2 million people. The city was founded by the French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac on July 24, 1701. The city was founded on the Detroit River and connects the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Detroit rose as a powerful metropolitan region in the 1950s and 1960s with the construction of an extensive freeway system. Detroit is perhaps most well known as the world's first automotive center and the heart of the American auto industry. The city also has an impressive musical background and is known as Motown or Motor City. Detroit had happening nightlife since the 1940s, but in the 1950s the city became a center for jazz. Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motwon records and launched the careers of Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes and many others.Detroit, MIRegistration Day - July 20Audition Day - July 21Ford Field2000 Brush Street #200Detroit, MI 48226TransportationGetting around Detroit can be pretty easy no matter what your method of transportation. The city has a huge network of freeways and four interstate highways surround the city. You can also use the mass transit bus system to get where you need to go in the city and even go into the suburbs. Detroit also has an elevated rail system known as the People Mover that provides daily service around a 2.9 mile loop downtown. You can reach Detroit through the air by the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport located in Romulus, MI.SightseeingThe 300 hundred year-old city has a rich history and you can relive it by visiting some of Detroit's prominent museums such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Have a thing for music? Visit the Motown Historical museum while your in town. Detroit is also home to several annual summer events including their Electronic Music Festival and an International Jazz Festival.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013San Francisco is the only consolidated city-county in California and is officially named the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco takes up a land area of 46.9 square miles and is also the most densely settled large city in California and the second most densely populated city in the United States coming in second behind New York City.San Francisco is named after Saint Francis and was founded on June 29, 1776 when Spanish colonists settled a fort at the Golden Gate. They also established a mission nearby named for Saint Francis of Assisi. San Francisco saw its initial growth with the California Gold Rush of 1849 and quickly it became the largest city on the West Coast. San Francisco has a rich history including a deadly earthquake and fire that destroyed much of the city in 1906. The city was also a port that led to the Pacific Theater in World War II. After the war was over San Francisco quickly became home to the gay rights movement and the city became a center of activism in the United States.San Francisco, CARegistration Day - July 15Audition Day - July 16AT&T Park24 Willie Mays PlazaSan Francisco, CA 94107TransportationSan Francisco is famous for the many hills in the city. Many neighborhoods are named after the hills on which they are situated and the hills themselves have become a major tourist attraction for the city. These hills are no problem for the many bikers and pedestrians in the city. Because of some freeway revolts in the 1950s, San Francisco doesn't have many highways in the city and instead relies on arterial thoroughfares. Public transportation is a great way to get around San Francisco. The Municipal Railway is the the seventh largest transit system in the United States and operates with a combined light rail, subway system and bus network. The city also boasts a historic streetcar lines which operates on Market Street from Castro Street to Fisherman's Wharf. In addition, the city has several cable cars still running that have been designated a National Historic Landmark. You can fly to San Francisco by way of the San Francisco International Airport or through Oakland International Airport located across the bay.SightseeingInto nature? So are many San Francisco natives. The city boasts more than 220 parks, the largest of which is the Golden Gate Park. The Golden Gate Park was thought up in the 1860s and is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Looking forward to the culture in the city? Check out San Francisco's War Memorial and Performing Arts Center which is home to the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. The city is also home to many museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum. Love Sports? San Francisco is also home to the NFL team the 49ers and the Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants.
Monday, Jul 1st 2013The next wave of nominees has been announced for TEEN CHOICE 2013, airing live Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.AMERICAN IDOL's very own Ryan Seacrest has been nominated for Choice TV Personality - Male. Season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips was also nominated for Choice Rock Song for his single "Gone, Gone, Gone." Newly minted Season 12 winner Candice Glover is up for Choice Music Breakout Artist! Congratulations to our IDOL family!Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2013 nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 10. Check out all the FOX nominees below:Choice Rock Song
Phillip Phillips, "Gone, Gone, Gone"Choice Music Breakout Artist
Choice TV Personality - Male
Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR
Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL
Choice TV Personality – Female
Cat Deeley, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Demi Lovato, THE X FACTOR
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Max Greenfield, NEW GIRL
Chord Overstreet, GLEE
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
Heather Morris, GLEE
Choice TV Breakout Star
Melissa Benoist, GLEE
Blake Jenner, GLEE
Choice TV Breakout Show
THE MINDY PROJECT
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TEEN CHOICE 2013 celebrates the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Erin Andrews, Skylar Astin, Abigail Breslin, Emblem3, Max Greenfield, Simon Helberg, Demi Lovato, Bridgit Mendler, Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Thorne, The Wanted, Russell Westbrook and Rebel Wilson join previously announced stars scheduled to appear Lily Collins, Alexandra Daddario, Liam Hemsworth, Brandon T. Jackson, Logan Lerman, Chloë Grace Moretz and Tyler Posey. The special also will feature previously announced performances by One Direction and Paramore. Additional presenters, performers and nominees to be announced soon.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) also announced that ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses will return for its third year as an official sponsor and present the “ACUVUE® Inspire Award.” The “ACUVUE® Inspire Award” will be given to an inspirational person who, over the past year, has used his or her celebrity stature to make a difference in the lives of teens.
AT&T and Candie's also join as official sponsors of TEEN CHOICE 2013. Additionally, AT&T will leverage the It Can Wait® movement to inspire the nation's youth to pledge to never text and drive. The It Can Wait® campaign, first created by AT&T, continues to change behaviors and save lives with the simple message, “No text is worth a life…It Can Wait.” To take the pledge and see a list of supporters, visit www.ItCanWait.com.
Candie's, the retail apparel sponsor of TEEN CHOICE 2013, will debut its fall “Candie's Only at Kohl's” television commercial, featuring pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, with a continuing commercial that will air throughout the TEEN CHOICE 2013 broadcast. The concept of the commercial is innovative, as it features Jepsen offering viewers exclusive live flash sales on select Candie's product available exclusively at Kohl's during the TEEN CHOICE 2013 awards show. This is the first time a fashion brand has created a live selling event during a broadcast program. Fans and viewers will get a chance to purchase Jepsen's Candie's picks at limited- time prices. The Candie's exclusive live flash sales items will only be available for 48 hours on Kohls.com, from 7:00 PM CT on Sunday, Aug. 11 through 11:59 PM CT on Tuesday, Aug. 13.