Burning Man and Other Events for the Week of Aug. 31st

If you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man is all about or wanted to go without having to deal with soaring desert temperatures, check out the live stream from the festival this year at Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. There will be live music performances, art installations, and a whole lot of people watching, so be sure to tune in here all week.

Other Events for the Week of Aug. 31:

Tune in all week to see Joe Pantoliano (best known as “Ralph” from The Sopranos) streaming live during his trip to Iraq. Joe will be in Iraq from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10, and he’ll be tuning in to his Ustream periodically to update us on how his trip is going. Due to security concerns and an ever-changing schedule, we won’t know exactly when he’ll be able to stream, but tune in to his channel page regularly and be sure to follow @Ustream on Twitter to get all the latest updates!

Like twins? Like country music? Like twins who sing country music? Then you’ll definitely want to join identical twin country duo Kate and Kacey on Tuesday for a live chat. They first achieved recognition as contestants on the CMT show “Can You Duet?” where they took home the fourth place prize. This summer they’ve been touring with country superstar Kenny Chesney and even made their Grand Ole Opry debut. Find out what they’ve got going on for the upcoming year in their live chat right here on Tuesday Sept. 1, at 5pm PST.

Also on Tuesday, tune in to Peter Himmelman’s Furious World where he’ll be giving away a free Logitech webcam! Logitech and Ustream have partnered to bring models of the Quickcam Pro 9000 to broadcasters, and Peter will be giving one (or more!) of these cams away to lucky viewers. Peter Himmelman, for those who don’t know, is an Emmy nominated singer/songwriter whose music has been featured on the hit TV-shows Judging Amy and Bones. His Ustream show usually involves celebrity guests, live performance, and philosophical video clips. Intrigued? Tune in at 7pm PST right here.

Thursday is a big day at Ustream. Honor Society will be signing on to entertain fans for their weekly chat, and reggae artist Matisyahu will be going live from Twitter Headquarters where he’ll perform a 30 minute set! Catch the Honor Society live chat here, and the Matisyahu live chat here, both at 5pm PST on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will stop by for a q&a session with fans. Although best known for being the 2006 winner of Idol, Hicks has been writing music and performing since he was in his teens. He is currently on tour in Grease playing the fabled role of Teen Angel. His most devoted fans (dubbed “The Soul Patrol”) definitely won’t want to miss this opportunity to talk with Taylor! Time is TBD.

Also on Thursday, tune in here at 7pm PST to hear singer/songwriter Terra Naomi do her weekly live performance. Terra rose to fame when her original song “Say It’s Possible” went viral on YouTube. She comes from a musical background, having studied classical piano and voice in school, and as a young woman was encouraged to pursue a career in Opera. But Terra had ideas of her own, and has since developed her own unique sound and legions of YouTube fans all over the world.

Friday tune in to Duke University’s channel for a topical discussion of global warming and other climate issues with Bill Chameides, dean of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. It goes live at 10am PST. Have questions for Professor Chameides? Tweet them early with the hashtag “#dukelive.”

Finally, on Sunday, tune in to Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, where former Daily Show Correspondent Rob Corddry will be the guest. Corddry was a regular correspondent on The Daily Show from 2006 to 2007. He also appeared on episodes of Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and had roles in films like Blades of Glory, The Heartbreak Kid, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Tune in here at 5pm PST on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Don’t forget to cast your vote for Ustream’s panel discussions at South by Southwest 2010! Voting closes this Friday, September 4, so click here and vote!

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