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He's exhausted, but extremely excited about the future.

Weekly Q&A: Life Is Beautiful organizer Rehan Choudhry is already busy planning next year's festival

October 29th, 2014

He's exhausted, but extremely excited about the future.

  • Music

    The inaugural festival succeeded largely on the strength of surprise. This time, there could be no replicating that initial burst of wonder.

  • As We See It

    Downtown's new grocery store is what it is—and that might be enough.

  • Music

    It was worth attending just to see Brian Burton (also known as DJ Dangermouse) perform live.

  • Fine Art

    It’s another big loss for an arts scene already without CAC exhibits and preparing for Trifecta’s end.

  • Music

    While the quirky musical twists didn’t always match up with the smooth vocals, the production as a whole delivered.

  • Music

    Frontman Alex Turner can even make singing about a vacuum cleaner sultry.

  • A&E

    Courage, toughness and Superman undies. This is learning at LIB.

  • Music

    And the electronics never overwhelmed the live percussion during the dance-pop act's evening performance.

  • Music

    This was the most Vegas set of Life Is Beautiful—and it was stunning.

  • Dining

    RM Seafood's lobster roll and Sicilian-style slices from Metro. Yum.

  • Music

    A set full of head-turners, complete with a "Try a Little Tenderness" homage to Otis Redding.

  • Music

    The DJ brought his badass spaceship booth and delivered what sounded like a Vegas megaclub set.

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    A "We Are the World" sing-along, a string of Commodore songs and an island beats-infused rendition of "Easy."

  • Music

    The LA-based rock band toned down the pageantry and schtick.

  • Music

    The Brit quartet's tunes would have been more enjoyable in the light of day.

  • Music

    Organizers got the scheduling completely right for the San Francisco quartet.

  • Music

    This OutKast played like an improved version of April’s Coachella OutKast.

  • Dining

    “Which tastes better, the female or the male?” Silverton asked straight-faced. Waxman gave the audience a look. “The female.”

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  • As We See It

    The much-demanded app is finally here! So now what?

  • Dining

    The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...

  • Music

    The fire-shooting mantis has finally found its purpose.

  • Music

    The frontman talks playing his hometown's music fest, the next P!ATD album and a Kanye-centric LIB schedule conflict.

  • Music

    Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • Music

    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

  • Music

    A model of the festival site reveals positions of City of Rock and six performance stages.

  • A&E

    Life Is Beautiful 2014 Preview: How will this year compare to last year? Plus so much more!

  • Dining News

    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The indie pop artist on her parents' Vegas showbiz past, Troop Beverly Hills and what you'll hear on the LIB stage (hint: Rilo Kiley).

  • Music

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • A&E

    A massive conga line to the tune of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling"? Oh yes they did.

  • A&E

    Festivals + flip-flops = Bad. Sitting once in a while = good.

  • Reviews

    And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • Nightlife

    The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.

  • A&E

    Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Dining

    One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Fine Art

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,

  • Music

    Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.