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Call Sheet #28: Coachella Splits in Two, Tonys Want U2, Response to Preston Bailey

BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #28 — Wednesday, 06.01.11

Compiled today by Chad Kaydo in New York
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1. COACHELLA SPLITS EARLY: From the Web site of music festival Coachella: "In an effort to try and accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival, Coachella 2012 will be two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends. We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means  same lineup, same art, same place, different people."

Passes go on sale Friday, June 3, for shows April 13-15 and 20-22, but no lineup has been announced, leading to much grousing, with many doubting the producers at Goldenvoice will be able to replicate a blockbuster lineup over two weekends.

Among the Facebook comments:
"Kinda kills the allure if the festival. Not thinkin about longevity... Just the quick buck."

"I think that it's crazy that you have to buy tickets in June 2011 for Coachella 2012 that is 10 months away when the lineup has not been announced! Goldenvoice gets a free loan from the attendees. I guess 2011 was my last Coachella."

More from The L.A. Times:

2. TONYS WANT EDGE: The NY Post's Michael Riedel says the producers of the Tony telecast June 12 are hoping Bono and the Edge from U2 will perform a song from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

3. BAILEY BACK-UP: Among the comments on designer Preston Bailey's response to someone asking "How do you live with yourself?" as included in yesterday's Call Sheet:

Simone Robinson Ross: "I am completely baffled at this entire exchange. First of all if those who work in the Events industry are souless, then so are many other industries. Jewelry. Food, car, music, Everyone has a passion or a calling to either create a product or service to help others. What gives anyone the right to belittle that? I am sure the original writer did not deserve the respect and tact they were given in your response."

4. FEELING DISORGANIZED?: The New York Times looks at online project-management tools:

5. RECYCLING HELP: The Anheuser-Busch Foundation and Keep America Beautiful have partnered to establish the Lend-A-Bin Grant Program, which will support local organizations seeking to provide recycling opportunities at special events and promote the habit of recycling in their communities.


From the desk of editor at large Ted Kruckel: "Early Hamptons scouting report: It is going to be a BIG party summer. All the restaurants and clubs were busy this weekend and the driving ridiculous. Lots of orange Porshes. There are two different shades, one discreet and sophisticated and the other, well what you would think. If I owned an orange Porshe and saw another one PARKED RIGHT NEXT TO ME IN SOUTHAMPTON, I think I would be bummed. Domaines Ott still the go to party wine (so ten years ago, though, right?). Talk is that Montauk might have reached the tipping point with slut bar Sloppy Tuna. Of course I intend to go…"

Also in Hamptons news: The WSJ's Marshall Heyman took a ride on Andre Balazs's new bright red seaplane, which will be taking passengers to East Hampton regularly this summer:


Today is the official online launch of the Event Leadership Institute, which offers on-demand video classes covering a range of skills and interests related to the event industry, as well as video interviews with event pros. The institute is co-owned by BizBash and Howard Givner, who serves as its executive director. Users can purchase classes a la carte starting at $35, monthly subscriptions for $25, or annual subscriptions for $250. Prices go up in January.
More info:
E.L.I. site:


Voting is now open for the West Coast version of the BizBash Readers' Choice Awards. You can vote for event pros in categories including Caterer of the Year, Corporate Event Planner of the Year, and Venue Manger of the Year. The winners will be announced at the BizBash West Expo & Awards at the Pasadena Convention Center June 14.
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As part of BizBash's 10th anniversary issue, we're looking for event industry companies also marking their 10th anniversary this year. Know one? Let us know: [email protected].


CHICAGO: The Merit School of Music's fund-raiser, held Wednesday at the Four Seasons Hotel, drew 500 guests—among them mayor Rahm Emanuel—and raised $735,000. Crain's Chicago Business:

Bike the Drive, a fund-raiser for the Active Transportation Alliance, drew 20,000 bikers to a car-free stretch of Lakeshore Drive on Sunday.  The event concluded with a pancake breakfast and blues concert in Grant Park. Chicago Sun-Times:

Meetinghouse Companies Inc. has put together a Father's Day package for 18 guests. Held at Soldier Field, the $165,000 event includes a private flag football game, fireworks, and appearances from coaches and players.

In the South Loop near McCormick Place, Gioco is now open for lunch. The menu offers Italian fare such as panini, pasta, and pizza, and the venue has two private dining rooms.

LOS ANGELES: The Harlem Globetrotters and L.A.-based SME Entertainment Group have formed an exclusive partnership for corporate and private booking.

Images Printed on Chocolate is the L.A. distributor for Pixal Paint, a product that allows guests to paint digital pixels with light, using a rear projection screen and custom paint programs to create life-size art.

Matt Wise of Wise Production Group has joined the board of Save the Arts, a new arts-in-education org. Its benefit is June 11 at the Historic Cocoanut Grove, with performances by the likes of the Debbie Allen Dance Studios, Chester Whitmore, and Michael Johns of "American Idol," and an art auction with works by Shepard Fairey and John Lithgoe.

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau launched a new Web site:

NEW YORK: The Association of Magazine Media (formerly Magazine Publishers of America) will hold its Magazine Media Conference with the American Society of Magazine Editors at the Grand Hyatt October 4 and 5. Last year's event was at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

The World Science Festival starts today with an opening gala at Alice Tully Hall, and runs through June 5 with presentations at venues including Shimkin Hall, the Paley Center for Media, the Skirball Center, and Galapagos Art Space.

WWD: "On the same day that the U.S. portion of the $919 million Hearst and Lagardère deal closed, Hearst Magazines wasted no time naming Esquire publisher Kevin O’Malley the new publisher of Elle."

ORLANDO: The Church Street District is starting a monthly car show beginning this Saturday on Church Street from Division to Orange. The area has long been a hub of nightlife in downtown Orlando, and now local businesses are hoping this family-friendly event will also bring traffic on Saturday afternoons.

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