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Shania Twain & Panthera Want You to #IFAKEIT to Save Leopards

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Shania Twain and Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization, have launched #IFAKEIT – a social media campaign to raise awareness for one of fashion’s most revered but underrepresented icons – the leopard.

Referred to as the ‘new neutral,’ this cat’s spotted print has inspired fashion for centuries, influencing style from catwalks to sidewalks, celebrities and even first ladies. The purpose of this campaign is to connect the dots, and inform the general public that while the spots they are wearing are so widespread, the real leopard is under serious threat.

Every year, more leopards are killed in the wild than any other big cat. The species has vanished from nearly 40% of its range in Africa and over 50% in Asia. And it is their beauty that is partly responsible. While leopards are also in jeopardy from loss of habitat and conflict with people, the demand for their skins is one of the main causes of their decline.

Even though the international trade in leopard skin is now illegal, it is still common for local communities in Africa and Asia to use real leopard skins for religious and cultural ceremonies, whether worn as capes or used for other traditional regalia.

Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project is providing a simple and sustainable solution that protects leopards but also supports local culture. Collaborating with digital designers, Panthera has created a high-quality and realistic faux leopard skin to replace the authentic skins worn at ceremonies. More than 5,000 faux leopard capes have already been donated in southern Africa, and Panthera’s new partnership with the Peace Parks Foundation and Cartier has enabled the distribution of at least another 13,000 more capes before the end of 2017.

“I was shocked to learn that these gorgeous animals are being killed for their beautiful skins and other parts for the illegal trade, and yet are so loved by the fashion world. We wanted to capitalize on the fact that people everywhere are wearing more leopard print than ever, but so few know what’s actually happening to them in the wild,” said Shania Twain, Panthera’s Leopard Ambassador. “With Panthera, we aim to begin this conversation and generate awareness for leopards on a grand scale, while giving people something tangible to grasp, and engage in a fun and impactful way.”

To do this, Shania Twain and Panthera have launched the #IFAKEIT campaign and are asking people around the globe to join the movement and show how they ‘fake it’ for leopards by posting photos of themselves wearing fake leopard print to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the #IFAKEIT tag. People can also donate to the campaign at ifakeit.org, where just $30 can support the creation of one fake leopard skin and save a leopard’s life.

The campaign first aims to generate 18,000 unique mentions tagged with #IFAKEIT on social media, to accompany each donated cape, as a thank you to the communities willing to fake it and to stop leopards from being killed for their skins. The campaign also aims to raise $300,000 for the creation of at least 5,000 new fake leopard skins to distribute to communities outside of southern Africa, and to support other conservation activities to protect leopards across their range.

Lizwi Ncwane, an elder and legal adviser of the Nazareth Baptist ‘Shembe’ Church, stated, “As a leader of the Shembe community, I have seen firsthand how receptive my community is to using these fake skins. Not only do they look and feel like real leopard skins, they also last longer. We’re grateful that Panthera has worked with us in finding a solution that interweaves the conservation of leopards with the customs of the Shembe.”

Panthera’s Leopard Program Director, Dr. Guy Balme, explained, “Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project is providing an innovative and real solution to a threat that is decimating leopard populations. Very rarely in the world of conservation do you see a resolution this simple and respectful of cultural and religious traditions that is so swiftly accepted by local communities.”

Dr. Balme continued, “In just a few years, we have seen a positive and deeply-rooted cultural shift in the adoption of Panthera’s fake leopard skins in southern Africa. We hope the #IFAKEIT campaign will help bring much-needed attention to the plight of leopards and help spark a movement that ensures the species, and not just the images of their beauty, remain long into the future.”

Visit ifakeit.org to learn how to ‘Show Your Spots, So You Can Save Theirs.’

Shania Twain is Going Back on Tour After 11 Years!

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Just a day after Shania Twain celebrated the release of her live CD and DVD, Shania Twain Still the One: Live From Vegas, the country singer announced her first major North American tour in over 11 years.  Shania revealed the big tour news this morning (March 4) on Good Morning America, saying it’s her last one.

The 48 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Shania’s tour kicks off in North America on June 5 in Seattle, WA where she will perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production for fans coast to coast in major US cities such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among others. Additionally, the tour will hit Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, presented by AEG Live.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10am through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10:00 am local on axs.com. Exceptions noted below.  ShaniaTwain.com presale begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5 – June 28, and Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw from June 30 – August 23.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

 

Shania Twain Las Vegas TV Special to Air in February!

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Shania Twain‘s  “Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas” will air on ABC on February 28th (9:00 p.m., ET/8:00 p.m. Shania wrapped up her successful 2 year residency in Las Vegas, Nevada in December. The five-time Grammy Award winner performed 105 shows and is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Produced by Twain, “Live From Vegas,” captures the full “Shania: Still the One” stage performance plus over an hour of never-before-scene footage tracking the conception, training, rehearsals, costumes, and all the decisions in between that go into creating a one-of-a-kind experience for the audience. The show features a 13-piece live band, dancers, trained horses, and a flying motorcycle with plenty of Vegas flash.

With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Her 1997 release Come On Over has sold in excess of 15.6 million making it the top-selling country album and places it in the Top 10 all genre best sellers of all time.

Shania Twain Releases DVD Details

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Shania Twain wrapped up her successful two-year residency in Las Vegas, Nev. as her SHANIA: Still the One stage show came to a close in December. The five-time GRAMMY winner entertained concert-goers from all over the world at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the course of her 105 performances and like we predicted, fans have an opportunity to bring the Vegas production home with the release of Twain’s live CD and DVD SHANIA: Still the One Live from Vegas, hitting exclusively on Wal-Mart shelves March 3rd with physical pre-sale available now HERE. For more information, visit www.ShaniaTwain.com.

Produced by Twain, Live from Vegas captures the full SHANIA: Still the One stage performance plus over an hour of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage tracking the conception, training, rehearsals, costumes and all decisions in between that go into creating a one-of-a-kind experience for the audience. The show features a 13-piece live band, dancers, trained horses, a flying motorcycle and plenty of Vegas flash.

“This show has been my labour of love for over three years,” shares Twain. “It has meant so much to me and was such a privilege to live out my visions on that stage, and it is so exciting to now get to share the whole experience with the fans all over the world!”

SHANIA: Still the One Live from Vegas Track Listing:

CD:
1. I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
2. You Win My Love
3. Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
4. Up!
5. I Ain’t No Quitter
6. No One Needs To Know
7. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
8. Any Man of Mine
9. That Don’t Impress Me Much
10. Honey, I’m Home
11. (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here
12. Come On Over (Acoustic)
13. Love Gets Me Every Time (Acoustic)
14. Rock This Country! (Acoustic)
15. Today Is Your Day (Acoustic)
16. You’re Still The One
17. From This Moment On
18. Red Storm
19. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
DVD:
1. Opening
2. I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
3. You Win My Love
4. Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
5. Up!
6. Good, Bad And Sexy (Interlude)
7. I Ain’t No Quitter
8. No One Needs To Know
9. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
10. Any Man of Mine
11. Shania Style (Interlude)
12. That Don’t Impress Me Much
13. Honey, I’m Home
14. (If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here
15. Carrie Anne
16. Come On Over
17. Love Gets Me Every Time
18. Rock This Country!
19. Today Is Your Day
20. Black Horse, White Horse (Interlude)
21. You’re Still The One
22. From This Moment On
23. Red Storm (Interlude)
24. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
25. Rock This Country! (Live From Calgary) – Credits

Visit www.ShaniaTwain.com for more information.

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