Weekend Updates (4/13/12)

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• April 13, 2012

CBS will air “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert” tonight (4/13) at 8 pm CT. The special tribute event, filmed in Las Vegas after the ACM Awards, features superstar performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Marc Anthony, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, and Blake Shelton, plus a special appearance by Nicole Richie. Proceeds from the event went to ACM Lifting Lives.

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CMT will present a special airing of the first episode of the revamped MTV’s PUNK’D featuring Taylor Swift and prankster teen superstar Justin Bieber tomorrow (4/14) at 1 pm CT. In the episode, Swift arrives at a seaside house under the pretense of writing with Bieber and is convinced to set off fireworks, which concludes with a wedding being ruined and a boat catching fire. “I was to going to pass out, I was like ‘this is the end’ – like I’m rotting in a jail cell forever because Justin Bieber made me push a button,” said Swift after finding out it was a hoax.

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The 3rd Annual GBT Presents Hope in the Hills takes place at 7 pm Saturday (4/14) at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. Performers at the event include Irresponsible Laundry, Ravello, and KDSML, and there will be a live auction with items including Bonnaroo passes, Lollapalooza passes, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple, as it is the official color of Pancreatic cancer awareness. Proceeds benefit Linda’s Hope. More info here.

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The Nashville Chapter of Autism Speaks will host its inaugural gala, “A Blue Affair” on Saturday (4/14) at 6 pm at the Gaylord Springs Golf Club. Performers include Burning Las Vegas and Austism Speaks’ Tennessee Youth Ambassador Katie Chance. All event proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks’ work.

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Belcourt Taps & Tapas will sponsor two songwriters rounds on Saturday (4/14) at 8:30 and 10:30 pm to benefit no kill animal rescue organization Proverbs 12:10. Performing at the benefit will be Chalee Tennison, Karen Taylor Good with Stowe Dailey Shockey, Lorna Flowers, Kirsti Manna, Matt King with Morgan Myles, Jeff Jacob, Orleck, Suzahn Fiering, and The Crows. Cost is $10 for one show or $15 for both.

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will cut the ribbon to officially open Cumberland Park at 1:30 pm on Sunday (4/15). The innovative new public space offers nature-inspired play features, a climbing wall, and spray-grounds with jets. The park is located near LP Field between the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge.

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