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Life Is Beautiful Festival

Thierry Guetta is suing LIB for using the festival's titular phrase and its paint-splashed heart logo, which he says he's trademarked.

Has a Banksy prank turned into real legal trouble for Life Is Beautiful?

November 12th, 2014

Thierry Guetta is suing LIB for using the festival's titular phrase and its paint-splashed heart logo, which he says he's trademarked.

  • A&E

    With another festival in the books, we take a look back on our favorite photos from LIB's 2014 installment.

  • Music

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

  • Fine Art

    The art component of Life Is Beautiful hit visitors with a multi-sensory wallop, the kind of one-two audio/visual punch taking over the streets outside.

  • Music

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

  • A&E

    Our photographer turned her camera on festival-goers as the sun set over Life Is Beautiful.

  • Music

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

  • Music

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

  • Music

    What went down on the Vegas festival's third day?

  • 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.

  • Music

    Either way, this band was a festival highlight.

  • Music

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

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  • Dining

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  • Music

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  • Nightlife

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  • Reviews

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  • Dining

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  • Dining

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  • Dining

    From pambazo to pozole, this mom-and-pop eatery does it right.

  • As We See It

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  • Arts & EntertainmentThe Smith CenterLas Vegas Philharmonic

    “I’m hoping ... maybe it can create a shift in the thinking of how things happen here. Brave is about changing your comfort zone.”

  • A&E

    The retro-themed roller skating party is back in Vegas after taking a break in 2012.

  • As We See It

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  • As We See It

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  • Weekly Q&A

    “When you discuss all-American, it’s blond-haired, blue-eyed, plays baseball, apple pie.”

  • As We See It

    Also, recent visitation numbers show gaming is down. Better luck next year?

  • As We See It

    We've got paint, glow, glitter, zombie ... How about the Pie-ditarod? Spectators toss pies!