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Is the Public Ready to Return to Live Events? What the Data Says …

Did you catch our expert chat last week? Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shared results of the second round of the ongoing consumer sentiment survey. He also chatted with Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb about the challenges of reopening venues.  Watch the replay to see:  How consumer sentiment has evolved during the month of May If air conditioning is your friend or foe Why fever testing won’t reduce risk The risks of indoor vs. outdoor venues  Watch...

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Live Chat Tomorrow, May 27: Public Health & Sentiment

Join us tomorrow at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific to see exclusive results from our on-going survey of thousands of Goldstar subscribers on how they feel about returning to live events. You’ll also get expert insights on reopening venues and public health from Johns Hopkins University Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, and Nederlander Concerts Vice President of Marketing, Jamie Loeb. Register for the chat here.  

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Join Wednesday’s LIVE Expert Chat With Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

You’re invited to join us for another live chat with the experts on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific.  Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will share exclusive results from an on-going survey of thousands of Goldstar subscribers on how they feel about returning to live events and how public sentiment is evolving. We’ll also get expert insights on reopening venues and public health from Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is the Johns...

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Creating Successful Online Events: Q&A With Jay Nash

Recently, Jim chatted with musician Jay Nash about creating online events -- the tech, the pricing and other issues that come up with this relatively new format. You can watch the full chat here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation.  First, a little about Jay: Musician Jay Nash is part of the band The Contenders, who released their latest single "You Don't Care or You Don't Have the Time" in April 2020. Nash has also been hosting...

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Live Discussion — Adapting & Innovating May 20

Seems like we’ve all been called on to do a bit of both -- adapting and innovating. With that in mind, we wanted to invite you to join us for a TEDxBroadway discussion on these topics with Emily Simoness, Sebastian Herscher and Matt Jozwiak on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific.  These three TEDxBroadway alums have all taken the stage for talks that addressed their own personal stories about what it took to adapt and innovate. So,...

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Consumer Sentiment Survey Results (Round One: Early May)

There are a lot of questions around when and how venues can reopen, but one of the most important is this: Are audiences ready to return to live events? In order to track their sentiments, Goldstar is conducting a survey every two weeks. You can see the results of the first survey (taken in early May) here: We'll continue to share the results here and in our live expert chats. The next one is May 27.

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Are Audiences Ready to Return? Here’s What the Data Says …

If you missed it, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shared results of the first round of our ongoing consumer sentiment survey. We also chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Broadway producer Arvind Ethan David about how and when venues can reopen.  Watch the replay to see:  5:29 The Return Readiness Score for early May  10:30 The Looking Forward to Going Out Score  17:30 The difference between indoor and outdoor events  22:10 The real deal on face masks  28:00 The latest on...

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What Will It Take to Reopen Venues? Conversation With Virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman, Pt. 2

Jim recently chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman about reopening live entertainment venues. You can watch the full chat here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation (which we’ll post in two parts — click here for part 1).  First, a little about Vincent: He is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also...

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What Will It Take to Reopen Venues? Conversation With Virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman

Jim recently chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman about reopening live entertainment venues. You can watch the full chat here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation (which we’ll post in two parts).  First, a little about Vincent: He is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also writes a Virology Blog...

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Join Wednesday’s LIVE Chat With Virologist Vincent Racaniello & Broadway Producer Arvind Ethan David

It’s going to take a lot of experts and data to answer the question “What will it take to reopen?” With that in mind, you’re invited to join us for another live chat on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific. There, we’ll have both: experts and data. Our CEO Jim McCarthy will share exclusive research, collected recently from thousands of Goldstar subscribers around the country, that reveals how people feel about returning to live entertainment. We’ll also have insights from Broadway producer...

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