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Inauguration 2017: Inside the Balls, Concerts, Watch Parties, and More


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How Tropicana Brought Sunshine to Times Square in the Middle of Winter

Stephen Colbert to Host 2017 Emmys

CBS and the Television Academy have announced that late-night TV host Stephen Colbert will host the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. Los Angeles Times: "The announcement continues a run of...

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F.B.I. Investigating Sundance Cyber Attack

The F.B.I. is investigating a cyber attack that brought down Sundance box-office systems during the festival's first weekend. A festival spokesperson stated that the attack wasn't directed toward one specific film. The...

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Inauguration Breaks Live Streaming Records

President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday broke live streaming records, according to content host Akamai. TechCrunch: "According to Akamai, live video streaming of the inauguration peaked at 8.7 Tbps at 12:04 ET...

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Anti-Trump Women’s Marches Attract More Than One Million

More than one million people across the globe participated in women’s marches in protest of President Donald Trump on Saturday. Associated Press: “Many of the women came wearing pink, pointy-eared ‘pussyhats’ to...

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Inaugural Ball Cake Was Made to Copy Obama’s

Shortly after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence cut a massive patriotic inauguration cake on Friday, pastry chef Duff Goldman posted a side-by-side image of the cake he created for...

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Sundance Experiences Cyber Attack and Power Outage

The Sundance Film Festival suffered a cyber attack on its ticketing system and a power outage at its Redstone theater, which postponed three screenings this past weekend. The Hollywood Reporter: "While not...

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Pre-Inauguration Concert a Low-Key Affair

While Barack Obama's inauguration concert featured the likes of Beyoncé, U2, and Jon Bon Jovi, Donald Trump's was a more subdued affair with headliners Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down, and an...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

SeatGeek Introduces 360-Degree Venue Viewing Feature

Those who buy tickets on SeatGeek can now see a 360-degree preview of their vantage point at a venue. TechCrunch: "The new feature, called Pano, offers a 360-degree view of the empty...

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Budweiser Ends Olympics Sponsorship

Anheuser Busch InBev has ended its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team after 32 years. Advertising Age: Lisa Baird, chief marketing officer for the United States Olympic Committee, confirmed in an email...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Tire Sculptures, a Twitter-Theme Café, Capri Sun-Inspired Cocktails

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 4 days ago

Oscar Producer Would Welcome Spontaneous Speeches at Ceremony

Oscars producer Michael De Luca recently stated that he would welcome an unexpected speech at next month's ceremony, citing Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech as an example. The Hollywood Reporter: "'These forums...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

How a Met Gala Planner Was Tapped to Plan the Inauguration

As a well-known New York socialite and friend of the Trumps, it wasn't a surprise that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff—Met Gala planner and former Vogue employee—accepted the gig to plan Friday's inauguration. The...

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Hyundai to Shoot Live Ad During Super Bowl

While most Super Bowl advertisers film their spots months before the game, Hyundai has revealed it will film its Super Bowl LI ad during the game. Advertising Age: "The 90-second ad, which...

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How This Antiques Show Became a Sold-Out Event

The 63rd annual Washington Winter Show experienced its second year of sold-out tickets for the ancillary programming events during its three days of exhibition.

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Inside Goodyear's Bowl Game Sponsorship Strategy

Find out how the brand combined art and technology to create activations with “sticking power,” and garnered more than 150 million impressions.

Event Intelligence Posted 5 days ago

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime May Include Elaborate Stunts

Lady Gaga's upcoming Super Bowl halftime show may include stunts such as singing from the top of the NRG Stadium's dome. Page Six: "Although insiders say 'her team is worried' about technical...

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Trump-Sponsored Facebook Ads Offer Inauguration Tickets

With the inauguration just two days away, President-elect Donald Trump has resorted to getting rid of remaining tickets through sponsored ads on Facebook and other social platforms. Mashable: “Several users have noticed...

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Versace Opts for Client Events Over Runway Shows

Instead of holding its annual couture show in Paris on Sunday, Versace will host client events in various cities throughout the year according to the brand's chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd. The New...

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See the Massive Venues Amazon Built for a 17,000-Person Party

The Amazon Web Services bash had all the makings of a Las Vegas spectacle, from over-the-top production to entertainment that encouraged attendees to let loose.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

14 Unique Ideas You May Have Missed at C.E.S. 2017

Brands and companies including Twitter, Kodak, and Here showcased eye-catching booths and lounges at the 50th edition of the tech industry event.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

12 New Cocktail Ideas, Trends, and Products

From cocktails with cannabis and charcoal to funky barware and serving containers, here's a look at the latest in imbibing.

Idea File Posted 6 days ago

Inauguration to Have Enormous Amount of Security

President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday is slated to have an enormous amount of security including National Guard troops, fences, and thousands of law enforcement workers. NPR: "Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson...

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Five Killed in Shooting at Mexico Music Festival

Five people were killed in a shooting at a crowded nightclub during the final night of the BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The shooting happened on Monday after an armed...

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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Drop After Cowboys and Texans Losses

Ticket prices for Super Bowl LI have dropped by about 25 percent after the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys both lost N.F.L. playoff games over the weekend. USA Today: "The cheapest seats...

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Could a Chatbot Replace the Need for an Event App?

Find out how to provide a variety of information, notifications, and customer service to your attendees through simple text messaging.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

Inauguration Preview: What’s Happening and Who’s Hosting Events Around Washington

Traditional state society balls and media events will mix with massive protests during a packed weekend in the nation's capital.

News Posted 7 days ago

Oscars Switch Up Nomination Announcement Format

The Oscar nominations announcement on January 24 will forego a live presentation in front of press and publicists and opt for an in-house, live-streamed event produced by the Academy of Motion Picture...

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Ringling Bros. Circus to Close in May

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close in May after 146 years of shows. Associated Press: “The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say....

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Women’s March Brings Business to Bus-Ride Start-Up

Bus sharing start-up Skedaddle saw a huge boost in bookings a few days after Donald Trump's election. But the people booking private bus rides weren’t doing it for the inauguration—they were booking...

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A New Twist on Event Signage—That You Can Eat

Videri Chocolate Factory partnered with digital ad agency Baldwin& to create two-pound edible chocolate posters for the factory's fifth anniversary campaign.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

Did the Golden Globes Parties Just Forecast Award Season's Biggest Trends?

The particular political, cultural moment might have influenced the look and feel of the ceremony's biggest events.

News Posted 8 days ago

Twitter Partners With PBS to Live Stream Inauguration

Twitter has partnered with PBS NewsHour to live stream the inauguration on January 20. TechCrunch: "The feed will be available on Twitter apps, and at inauguration.twitter.com. Trump’s official office-taking event has been...

Call Sheet Posted January 13, 2017, 8:44 AM EST

D.C. Parking Permit Applications for Women's March Outweigh Inauguration by 1,000

At least 1,000 more buses have applied for Washington, D.C., parking on January 21 for the Women's March on Washington than for the inauguration the day before. Washington Post: "llen (D-Ward 6)...

Call Sheet Posted January 13, 2017, 8:44 AM EST

Bonnaroo Organizers Say Festival Hasn’t Become Too Mainstream

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, has evolved from a jam-band festival into an event with headliners including U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Weeknd. Organizers say...

Call Sheet Posted January 13, 2017, 8:44 AM EST

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Digital Selfie Billboard, Honeycomb Cubbies, a Chocolate-Inspired Cocktail Bar

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted January 13, 2017, 7:00 AM EST

Petition Asks Coachella Headliners to Donate to Pro-L.G.B.T. Organizations

A petition is asking Coachella headliners Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead to donate proceeds from their sets to pro-L.G.B.T. organizations. The petition is in response to the news that the festival’s owner...

Call Sheet Posted January 12, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

Virtual-Reality Company NextVR Seeks to Launch Paid Live Events

Virtual-reality streaming service NextVR is slated to debut paid live events and more subscription content. Co-founder Dave Cole revealed the companies plans at C.E.S. Variety: "NextVR is best known for live sports...

Call Sheet Posted January 12, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

Inauguration Planner Promises Atmosphere of 'Soft Sensuality'

Presidential inauguration planner Tom Barrack says the main celebrity at the January 20 event will be President-elect Donald Trump, and that the event will swap traditional A-list celebrity appearances for an atmosphere...

Call Sheet Posted January 12, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

How to Handle Unruly Event Guests

When guests get out of hand or hecklers cause a scene at an event, here are ways to prepare and handle sensitive situations.

Event Intelligence Posted January 12, 2017, 7:30 AM EST

Call for Speakers: What Should We Be Talking About in 2017?

BizBash is looking for speakers to present at its 2017 Event Innovation Forums and Workshop Series.

From the Editors Posted January 12, 2017, 7:15 AM EST

At P.C.M.A: 8 Tips From a Content Specialist on How to Drive Engagement

Check out how to "design events for content" to drive engagement and long-term value.

News Posted January 12, 2017, 7:00 AM EST

Sundance to Have a Big Focus on Climate Change

The 33rd edition of the Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 19-29, is slated to have a huge focus on climate change with 14 projects screening during the event's New Climate program....

Call Sheet Posted January 11, 2017, 8:40 AM EST

Events App Maker DoubleDutch Downsizes and Lays Off Workers

DoubleDutch, the startup that provides analytics and mobile apps for events, has downsized and laid off 40 percent of its workers. TechCrunch: "DoubleDutch’s CFO, CCO, VP of Customer Success and others are...

Call Sheet Posted January 11, 2017, 8:40 AM EST

George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles for $1 Billion Museum

Star Wars creator George Lucas has picked Los Angeles as the location of his $1 billion Museum of Narrative Art. Los Angeles Times: “Lucas’ personal collection of fine and popular art, including...

Call Sheet Posted January 11, 2017, 8:40 AM EST

4 Tips for Affordable and Impactful Event Flowers

Budget restrictions shouldn't rein in the quality of your event's centerpieces and floral decor. Here are ways professionals recommend you design them without breaking the bank.

Idea File Posted January 11, 2017, 7:30 AM EST

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