Call Sheet #398: L.A. Venue Battles Insult, Atlantic City Rebounds From Sandy, Rolling Stones Stay Up Late
BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #398 — Wednesday, 11.28.12
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Compiled today by Beth Kormanik in New York
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1. WAR OF WORDS OVER THE ROXY: The Los Angeles club the Roxy had an unexpected name drop when Adam Levine slammed it on national television during reality show The Voice Monday. The Hollywood Reporter quoted the Maroon 5 singer saying: "We used to open for Michelle Branch. And I remember we opened for her at the Roxy, and they didn't even give us a dressing room. I hate the Roxy. I'll never play there again. The Roxy's horrible. Don't ever go there. They screwed us over, and now they're paying for it." The club responded with a sign outside of the venue: "Adam Levine, your dressing room is ready." http://bit.ly/Uajv4h
2. ATLANTIC CITY'S AD BLITZ: An advertising effort from Atlantic City casino owners is intended to bring back tourists to the area following Hurricane Sandy. The New York Times: "Although the storm’s damage had been confined to what officials described as an abandoned boardwalk on an inlet, executives of the alliance learned, much to their dismay, that many people around the country thought the famous boardwalk was in ruins. … So rather than resume the regular campaign, the alliance executives decided that a special flight of ads was necessary." http://nyti.ms/10UYsHY
3. ROLLING STONES RUN LATE: London's curfew has claimed more rock icons. The Rolling Stones face a fine of about $320,000 for playing past the city's 10:30 p.m. curfew at the group's 50th anniversary show at the city's 02 Arena Sunday. Bernard Doherty, the band's agent, told Billboard: "There wasn't a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. 'I want to go home.'" In July, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney had their microphones cut off after playing past the curfew. http://bit.ly/U0Yzuo
4. SNAKES ON A FACADE: The jeweler Bulgari installed metallic, illuminated snakes across the façades of its flagships in New York, Rome, and Tokyo. The Cut captured on video the installation of 52 iridescent scales, lit from below with LED lights: http://bit.ly/10OK7gg
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BOSTON: Cinquecento Roman Trattoria is hosting an opening party in the South End on Thursday. As Ferrari and Maserati are sponsors, free parking will be provided for owners of both cars.
CHICAGO: Jewelry designer Dana Rebecca will host an event at the Trump Residences December 4. Using the hashtag #NamedWithLove, the event invites guests to nominate their best friends via Twitter to have a jewelry piece named after them.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago's World of Chocolate event is tomorrow at the Hilton Chicago. Tickets will be available at the door for $150.
Chicago event designer Erin Patrick McDonald has relocated to Dallas to join Todd Events as associate creative director.
Suite 25, a sports lounge and restaurant, will open on Monday in Logan Square. Available for buyouts or semiprivate events, the 80-seat space serves pub grub with Peruvian and South American twists.
LAS VEGAS: Kim Kardashian could earn $300,000 for her appearance at 1OAK on New Year's Eve. Huffington Post: http://huff.to/UPj6oB
L.A. Times: "The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, one of Sin City’s biggest annual events, will lure tens of thousands of cowboys and their fans to the Thomas & Mack Center from December 6 to15 for the granddaddy of professional rodeo competitions." http://lat.ms/V9bkK5
SBE and Sandow have announced a partnership between SLS Las Vegas and Fred Segal through which the property will house seven Fred Segal-branded retail sites located throughout the Philippe Starck-designed property, marking what the partners say is the first time a single brand partner has occupied all of the retail space in a hotel.
LOS ANGELES: The NOH8 campaign, a photography project created by photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in response to the passage of Proposition 8, will host a fourth anniversary celebration with performances by LeAnn Rimes and others at the Avalon Hollywood on December 12. Wen Hair and Body Care will sponsor the event, which will include a gallery show of the 30,000-plus images.
The 50th annual ICG Publicists Luncheon will be held at the Beverly Hilton February 22, the Friday before the Academy Awards.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Art Miami is debuting Context Art Miami, a sister art fair featuring emerging and cutting-edge artists, with a V.I.P. preview December 4 benefiting the Miami Art Museum. It continues through December 9 in the Wynwood Arts District.
NEW YORK: The New York Times takes a look at apps that foster networking and the exchange of contact information between business professionals: “Business acquaintances and meeting attendees now transmit contact information between cell phones, and Web sites and mobile apps can connect that information to social and business networks.” http://nyti.ms/V3WpLQ
The 10th annual New York Times Travel Show is scheduled for January 19 and 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Amusement park Luna Park organized a Clean Up Coney Island weekend with the local community board, drawing more than 300 volunteers to clean up the iconic boardwalk, playground areas, churches, and streets.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://masterplanneronline.com/newyork
ORLANDO: The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents "A Classic Christmas" December 15 and 16 at Knowles Memorial Chapel. The event includes performances from the Bach Festival Choir, Orchestra, and Youth Choir.
TORONTO: Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is marking its first-year anniversary with a weekend of events called Food’s Greatest Celebration. Among the activities is the unveiling of a life-size, edible gingerbread house made from real gingerbread, more than 700 pounds of candy, and 5,000 mini candy canes.
The second annual Race to Reduce awards ceremony is today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
WASHINGTON: The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design along with the Embassy of Denmark are presenting the fourth Creative Christmas exhibition, "Gather.Hygge," at the Danish Ambassador’s Residence. There are private events December 4 and 5 followed by a public open house December 6.
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With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, and Beth Kormanik and Anna Sekula in New York.
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