BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #444 — Monday, 02.11.13
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Compiled today by Beth Kormanik in New York
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1. GRAMMY RECAP: The awards show opened with Taylor Swift performing a carnival-themed version of her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and Justin Timberlake sang new material in an old look—sepia—for viewers at home. Here are CNN's top five Grammy moments: http://bit.ly/U3DFAE
How were the performances? Entertainment Weekly hands out grades. http://bit.ly/11B6oS1
2. WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS: Despite CBS's warning against revealing outfits, music stars did not tone down the provocative fashions. From sheer gowns to Katy Perry's cleavage to profanity on Deadmau5's ball cap, the rules were more than flaunted. MTV: http://on.mtv.com/WctvfE
3. FASHION FORECAST: Thew New York shows mostly kept to their schedule despite the winter blizzard that blanketed the Northeast in snow. The weather did force wardrobe changes, though. The Daily Beast: “Instead of the usual peacocking in impractical attire, droves of show-goers wore duck boots and wellies, along with puffy coats, which made the tight seats feel even more cramped. More than a few fur hats obstructed views of the runway.” http://thebea.st/11vVFrP
How did others deal with the elements? Rag & Bone offered hot mulled wine, and Michael Kors arrived wearing Uggs (but quickly changed after arriving to Lincoln Center). Associated Press: http://bit.ly/XlVgnk
4. FASHION MEETS TECH: At Fashion Week, tweeting has replaced applauding, and some designers have moved to digital shows. Associated Press: “Audiences had already been on the bandwagon, taking phone pics from their seats and posting reviews online before the models were off the runway, but designers are figuring out how to use all the instant feedback to their advantage.” http://yhoo.it/Z56PlK
5. IN MEMORIAM: The obituary segment of the Oscars can be as competitive as getting a nomination, with a committee deciding who gets one of the 30 spots, plus campaigns from publicists to include departed stars. New York Times: “Mostly, though, the winnowing process combines measured judgments about accomplishment—who has broken ground? won awards? impressed the public?—with a determination to spread the honors across various moviemaking crafts, and some gut calls about who ought to be remembered. Which has led to some maddeningly unpredictable honors and snubs.” http://nyti.ms/UXBaSi
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* INDUSTRY NEWS *
The Association of Destination Management Executives International announced its recognition award winners this weekend at the group's conference in Montreal. The winners were Jill Tate of Corinthian Events (Joanne O’Connor President’s Award), Sarah Hines of Accent on Indianapolis (Destination Management Rising Star of the Year), Pádraic Gilligan of Ovation Global (Destination Management Professional of the Year), and Lifetime Achievement winners Fabienne Hanks, Anthony Napoli, Ilene B. Reinhart, and Sam Thompson.
* LOCAL NEWS *
BOSTON: Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate the “Pics in the Parks: Free Photography Workshop.” Participants will learn techniques for taking impressive photographs of Boston’s scenic parks and will be given a specific theme each Sunday. Participants can meet at the Kelleher Rose Garden on February 24.
CHICAGO: Lillstreet Art Center will host a grand opening party for its new event space, Lillstreet Loft, in Ravenswood March 7. Available for hosting meetings and events, the space is designed to look like an artist's studio.
Hostmark Hospitality Group has named France Langan of the Mart Plaza Holiday Inn Sales Director of the Year.
LAS VEGAS: The Cirque du Soleil production One Night for One Drop is a one-night affair March 22 to raise money to support clean water programs. bit.ly/Y0246s
LOS ANGELES: L.A. Times: “The Hotel Zoso [in Palm Springs] will be turned into a 160-room Hard Rock, where guests can borrow electric Fender guitars to noodle on in their rooms or check out a fancy sound mixer to practice their DJ skills.” http://lat.ms/WZxiyi
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The singer Jewel is scheduled to perform February 15 as part of Fontainebleau Miami Beach's BleauLive performance series, which combines performance and personal interaction with the artist with a weekend getaway.
NEW YORK: The New York Times offers a slide show from Fashion Week parties: http://nyti.ms/V9cZxY
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://masterplanneronline.com/newyork
ORLANDO: Actor James Franco will serve as grand marshal for the 55th Daytona 500 Nascar race February 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
WASHINGTON: Dyanne Lagman has been hired as marketing manager for the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
The League of United Latin American Citizens hosts its annual legislative conference Wednesday and Thursday, with the education sessions and gala at the JW Marriott.
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With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, and Beth Kormanik, Joana Mangune, Lauren Matthews, and Anna Sekula in New York.
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