Soledad O'Brien To Speak at Vegas@50+

AARP, the world's largest member organization for people 50+ with 40 million members, today announced it will bring its annual National Event & Expo to the city of Las Vegas on October 22-24, 2009.

Catering to 50+ America, nearly 25,000 people are expected to attend Vegas@50+ to connect with people from across the country, learn something new, and have fun.

In addition to three top-notch concerts featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra, and Kool & The Gang, among others, attendees will also experience an interactive exhibit floor; lifestyle, education and feature sessions; and health and fitness classes.

Speakers include Maya Angelou; television icons Norman Lear, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, John Amos, and George Takei; TODAY Show host Al Roker; CNN personality Soledad O'Brien; AARP Ambassadors James Brown, Martina Navratilova, Peter Greenberg, Gail Sheehy, and Jonathan Pond; Irish tenor/paralympian/Renaissance man Ronan Tynan; fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo; entrepreneur/philanthropist/Chief Shoe Giver for TOMS Shoes Blake Mycoskie; and the founding mother of breast cancer advocacy Dr. Susan Love; among others.

"People age 50+ want to enhance their daily lives and Vegas@50+ is one way AARP contributes to this need," said Jennie Chin Hansen, President of AARP. "Our members want to stay in good health, secure their finances, connect with others, give back to the community, and enjoy themselves. At this event, AARP gives its members a taste of all of this in one place."
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