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Call Sheet #32: C.F.D.A. Award Highlights, Too-Loud Sound for N.B.A.?, Ben & Jerry's Truck Tour

BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #32 — Tuesday, 06.07.11

Compiled today by Chad Kaydo in New York
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1. C.F.D.A. HIGHLIGHTS: From BizBash contributor Jim Shi at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards last night at Alice Tully Hall in New York:

"Started quite on time and moved with brilliant speed. Speeches, save for Hal Rubenstein's, were short, sweet, and emotional. Lady Gaga, who arrived in a Mugler gown and hair dyed green earlier in the day, removed the ballgown to accept her Fashion Icon Award in a black thong. She recalled how Anna Wintour texted to tell her she had won the accolade and, thinking it was another Anna, she texted back, 'We did it bitch.' Oops.

While the carpet was purple, much of the decor was in a soft shade of green. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Swarovski's sponsorship and support of the C.F.D.A. Awards.
For Marc Jacobs's Lifetime Achievement Award presentation, his Fall 2011 runway show was recreated, albeit in a scaled-down version, with all the models lined up exactly like in his show."

We'll have a full report later; meanwhile, NYT fashion critic Cathy Horyn says "the show was better than it has been in awhile":

2. KARL'S EVENING PLANS: More fashion news from Jim Shi: "Karl Lagerfeld, known for his spectacularly over-the-top runway venues, has something planned for his upcoming July 5 Paris Haute Couture show at the Grand Palais. The only hint? The show is scheduled for 10 p.m. at night."

3. BASKETBALL GETS LOUD: The New York Times today: "At sporting events across the nation, and in the N.B.A. in particular, noise has become a part of the show—rarely more so than in Dallas, where the Mavericks face the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the N.B.A. finals Tuesday night…with fans spoiled by earbud fidelity and 5.1-channel home theater systems, owners like the Mavericks’ Mark Cuban have turned hosting a game into producing an event—with 'assisted resonance' and 'crowd enhancement,' buzzwords for insiders and euphemisms for others."
(How's that for balance after all the fashion news?)

4. HOME ENTERTAINERS RAISE THE BAR: Crain's Chicago Business: "trend experts say [the millennial generation] will continue to drive up standards for the rest of us with their home-entertaining and cooking aspirations even as the economy makes many scale back on luxury ingredients." They're employing the likes of printed menus, handmade pasta, and signature cocktails.

5. ICE CREAM ON TOUR: The Ben & Jerry's Summer Scoop Truck Tour lets the brand's social media fans determine where the trucks stop to dish out ice cream. New Hampshire-based Gigunda Group, an experiential marketing agency, is handling the execution, Edelman Digital is leading the social media integration, and Cone is responsible for PR. A truck in Miami through June 10 heads to New York June 20 to July 29 and Boston in August. A second truck is currently in Los Angeles and then heads to San Francisco.


The BizBash West Expo & Awards is June 14 at the Pasadena Convention Center, just one week from today. You can find the full schedule—and register—here:

Speaking of the expo: The last day to vote for the Readers' Choice Awards—which will be presented at the show—is Sunday, June 12.


BizBash and the Event Leadership Institute—which recently launched on-demand video classes—are hosting their first live event tonight at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York. Designer Sasha Souza will speak about 10 non-event-related questions to ask clients to provide a road map of the vision and style they want for events.


BOSTON: ISES New England's Heart and Soul Awards will take place June 21 on the lawn of the Commandant's House in the Charleston Navy Yard. Along with doling out honors, the event will introduce the incoming boards of directors for 2011-2012.

CHICAGO: The American Institute of Graphic Art's Chicago Design Week kicked off on Monday. Expected to draw 1,500 attendees, the week includes 15 events ranging from film screenings to networking receptions.

Benny's Chop House opened its outdoor cafe on Monday. The alfresco dining space offers table and lounge seating and serves flatbreads, sliders, and crab cakes.

LOS ANGELES: The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Monday announced nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel June 20.

For the third consecutive year Precision Event Group will produce the after-party following the AFI Life Achievement Award, which this year will honor Morgan Freeman June 9 at Sony Picture Studios.

MIAMI: Thursday evening the Intercontinental Miami will host the kickoff event for the Intercontinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. The cocktail party will include music from DJ Irie. PR: Tara Ink

NEW YORK: The Time Inc. Lifestyle Group has signed on as the official media sponsor of the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party this weekend in Madison Square Park and on surrounding streets. In addition to free seminars and musical performances, Southern Living and sister brands Cooking Light and Real Simple will host cooking demonstrations.

Elle Decor will host its first event since becoming part of Hearst Magazines, a lunch this afternoon for its 2011 A-list designers at MoMA’s the Modern. WWD:

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 18th annual “A Taste of Down Under” benefit, sponsored by News Corporation, is June 20 at Bridgewaters.

W Times Square and Spin are hosting a party tonight celebrating "festival style," with fashion photos from the Lacoste Live House at Coachella, with a DJ set by the Drums. PR: Think PR.
The Apollo Theater Monday announced the complete lineup for its sixth annual spring gala benefit concert, honoring Stevie Wonder. Wyclef Jean, Yolanda Adams, and Chick Corea, among others, will perform and Sinbad will host June 13. Produced by Ron Weisner for Ron Weisner Entertainment with event management services by JKS Events, the show will be followed by a party in the Apollo Supper Club, a lounge created by David Monn, with food from Great Performances.

ORLANDO: A new exhibit, "Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World," will make its worldwide debut at the Orlando Science Center on June 11. Rates are $15 per person for groups of at least 15 people.

SAN DIEGO: The Omni San Diego Hotel, the 511-room hotel across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and connected via sky bridge to Petco Park, has partnered with the Padres to let groups experience the team's locker room, known as the Visitor’s Clubhouse. The space can host events and meetings, with Padres-branded pens and paper and personalized jerseys hung by lockers. The Grand Slam for Groups package starts at $8,500 and includes a tour of the ballpark.

WASHINGTON: Joplin, Missouri natives KiKi L’Italien and Kylee Coffman and Events for Good will host the “Show Me Support for Joplin" fund-raiser to support the Joplin area and its residents June 13 at the Columbus Club in Union Station. The plan for Southern-style food includes a showdown between chefs cooking a Joplin favorite called Spaghetti Red. Helping out are Design Cuisine, Encore Décor, Interactive Magic, Eventbrite, and Nakeva Photography.

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