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

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...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted about 7 hours 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...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

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...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

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...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

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 yesterday

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...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

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....

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

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 2 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 2 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 Trump’s official office-taking event has been...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

Why This Beauty Brand Threw a Beach Party in January

To introduce its newest product, Kiehl’s invited guests to a warm, sunny setting in downtown Manhattan.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

C.E.S. 2017: What Caused the Biggest Buzz on Social Media

Brands including LG, Panasonic, and Spotify offered attendees visual interactive experiences and product demos at booths, which created buzz on social media for the 50th edition of C.E.S.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Prince Estate Seeks to Close Streaming Deals by Grammys

The estate of Prince is looking to close streaming deals with outlets including Apple Music and Spotify before next month's Grammys, which is expected to include a tribute to the late musician....

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Golden Globes Garner Second-Highest Ratings in 10 Years

Sunday night's Golden Globes drew the award show's second largest audience in a decade. The three-hour telecast also garnered 1.5 million more viewers than in 2016. The Hollywood Reporter: "With final adjustments...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Artists Call for Cultural Institution Strike During Inauguration

More than 130 artists and critics have signed a petition that asks cultural institutions to close the day of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20. The New York Times: “Cindy Sherman...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Can Your Wi-Fi Handle Live-Streaming?

If you think attendees will be using Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube, or other streaming services, you may need enhanced Wi-Fi at events.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

Guest Column: How to Engage With Attendees Long After an Event Is Over

Event apps that focus on building relationships—rather than only containing transactional information—extend the life of the event.

Opinion Posted 8 days ago

Golden Globes 2017: Party Pictures From Fox, HBO, 'InStyle,' Weinstein Company, and More

Metallic decor, over-the-top chandelier installations, and copious champagne delivered in inventive ways ruled the night.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Golden Globes Highlighted by Fallon Mishap and Streep Denouncing Trump

La La Land took home seven awards during Sunday’s Golden Globes, but the show’s main highlights included Jimmy Fallon's awkward opening monologue and actress Meryl Streep denouncing acts made by President-elect Donald...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Why C.E.S. Is In a Transitional Stage at 50

The 50th edition of C.E.S., which wrapped up on Sunday, left many attendees feeling somewhat underwhelmed. But the event’s lack of excitement proved for some that it’s in a transitional stage. TechCrunch:...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

National Park Services Releases Permits for Inauguration Demonstrations

The National Parks Service is now releasing permits for demonstrations on the National Mall and other federal land in Washington surrounding the inauguration on January 20. DCist: “This comes after the Partnership...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

7 Venues With Outrageous V.I.P. Areas

These venues across the country offer unique or over-the-top V.I.P. rooms and amenities.

Location Scout Posted 9 days ago

21 Memorable Ideas for Floor Decor

From decorative carpets to subtle branding, here are some unconventional ideas for using an event’s floor to make an impact.

Idea File Posted 9 days ago

Chelsea Handler to Lead Women's March at Sundance

Chelsea host Chelsea Handler will lead a women's march at the Sundance Film Festival in conjunction with the post-inauguration march in Washington on January 21. The Hollywood Reporter: "Chelsea Handler will lead...

Call Sheet Posted January 6, 2017, 8:37 AM EST

Donald Trump to Host New York-Theme Inaugural Bash

One of many upcoming inaugural parties hosted by President-elect Donald Trump will be the "Big Apple Ball," a party that will pay homage to New York's landmarks. The Hill: "Trump, according to...

Call Sheet Posted January 6, 2017, 8:37 AM EST

P.G.A. and Twitter Partner to Live Stream Tournaments

The P.G.A. Tour will live stream more than 70 hours of competition at 31 golf tournaments through a new deal with Twitter. Bloomberg: "Twitter will begin free live streaming at the CareerBuilder...

Call Sheet Posted January 6, 2017, 8:37 AM EST

10 Best Ideas of the Week: an Ice Dior Dress, Canada-Inspired Art Installations, a Lunch Bag Kindness Wall

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

News Posted January 6, 2017, 7:15 AM EST

2017 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Boston Venues for Meetings and Events

The conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more slated to open in Boston for events and entertaining next year.

Location Scout Posted January 6, 2017, 7:00 AM EST

Why Online Start-Ups Are Focusing on the Wedding Industry

As wedding planning remains traditional in terms of searching for venues and services, online start-ups—including—are seeking to streamline the process and make a mark on the industry. The New York Times:...

Call Sheet Posted January 5, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

How the Latest Coachella Lineup Considers America's Current State

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming event in April, with headliners including Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar that some say reflects the current state of...

Call Sheet Posted January 5, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

Grammys Parent Company Purchases Manhattan Mansion

The National Academy of Recording Arts, the parent company of the Grammys, has purchased a $13.5 million mansion in Manhattan. The music awards are expected to return to New York in 2018....

Call Sheet Posted January 5, 2017, 8:38 AM EST

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