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Las Vegas To Host USA’s Characters Unite Concert

Las Vegas will serve as the venue for USA Network’s Characters Unite anti-bullying concert on Oct. 3, the network announced Monday.

The #UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying concert, created by through the basic cable network's pro-social initiative along with youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script and Cox Communications, will feature Grammy-nominated singer Carly Rae Jespen and will help kick off National Bullying Prevention Month, said network officials. Concert highlights will be available following the event on CharactersUnite.com for fans across the country to join the cause and help "rock out" bullying.

In conjunction with the concert, Jepsen is also being featured in a Characters Unite “I Won’t Stand For…” public service announcement being aired on USA Network and on charactersunite.com throughout October.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.