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Tribute Band Naming Contest: Win $200 in Goldstar Cash!

Nearvana. Fleetwood Mock. The Rolling Clones.Tribute band naming has become a pun-filled genre unto itself, celebrating funny -- and occasionally groan-worthy -- riffs on real bands and the titles to their biggest hits. (Just ask We Got the Meat, Portland’s all-male tribute to The Go-Go’s.)Now it’s your turn!On the Goldstar Facebook page, we’re holding a contest to find the funniest, cleverest name for a brand-new tribute band of your creation. The name with the most likes by next Friday,...

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News

Where Do Our Nation’s Toughest Live Entertainment Critics Live? Find Out!

With more than a million live event reviews on our site, we couldn’t help but wonder if certain cities might be tougher critics than others. But what we really wanted to know is: Which city is the toughest critic of them all?Before we reveal the hierarchy of harshness, here’s the science behind the list: We pulled together the lowest ratings (1 or 2 stars out of 5) from our 19 biggest cities and sorted the results from most to...

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Technology

Goldstar Releases Apple Watch App

Goldstar has just announced the latest addition to its top-rated mobile suite -- the Apple Watch app – joining the iPhone and Android apps in making live entertainment more convenient than ever before.“Convenience is at the very core of what we do to help people go out to live entertainment more often,” says Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. “Our Apple watch app is another handy way to have all the information you need for a great night out.”Apple Watch pairs...

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Experience

Please Take Our Etiquette Survey & Enter to Win an Apple Watch

We're polling a select group of Goldstar members about some of the most common live event etiquette conundrums -- and we need your help!As a thank you, we’re entering you into a drawing for an Apple Watch Sport (42mm)!Questions include things like:• Is texting ever OK during a live theatrical event? • When a theater's packed, who gets the armrest? • When squeezing into a row of seats, which side of your body should face those you're scooting past: the "butt-side"...

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News

TEDxBroadway Releases 2015 Talks Online

Today the organizers of TEDxBroadway released online videos of the 20 talks and performances from this year’s sold-out event held February 23 at New World Stages.The fourth annual conference featured speakers from a wide variety of industries -- all dedicated to addressing the overall theme of the day, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?” Speakers included: Pulitzer Prize winner and Disgraced playwright Ayad Akhtar, Vans Warped Tour producer Kevin Lyman, Tony-nominated composers of A Christmas Story and Dogfight Benj...

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News

Trade Up: Swap a Ho-Hum Night for an Exciting Night of Baseball Without Spending More Cash

Dinner and a movie finally have some competition when it comes to having a night out on the town. For the cost of what you’re probably doing on any ordinary night, Goldstar says you can go to a Major League Baseball game (opening day is Sunday, April 5).Regardless of your budget, there’s likely an amazing experience waiting for you at the ballpark, for about the same price -- or one that’s even better.Here are a few examples of how...

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News

Move Over, TMZ: The Best Place to Catch Celebs Is Now the Broadway Stage

Not long ago, the closest you could get to seeing Hollywood stars up close and personal was staring at the faded headshot wall at your local dry cleaners.But these days, a growing number of major film and TV stars -- from Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David to Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss -- are taking time off from cashing their massive Hollywood paychecks to take on high-profile roles in some of Broadway’s buzziest new shows. And while celebrities bring...

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Technology

Is Apple Handoff the Answer to the Mobile Conversion Challenge?

Everyone in e-commerce faces the challenge of mobile conversation -- getting those people who shop on mobile devices to buy from mobile devices. Right now, industry average puts mobile usage at around 50%, while mobile purchases lag behind at only 15-20% of overall sales. Goldstar users are big on mobile, so our stats surpass the industry average, with 67% mobile usage and 36% sales — but there’s still that gap to be bridged.That’s where Apple Handoff comes in. We’re...

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News

Fifty Shades of Family: What a Real Valentine’s Day Experience Looks Like

It never fails. About mid-January, just as we’re all emerging from our holiday-season food comas, we discover we’re on the verge of being struck once again by the frilly pink arrow of the world’s most precocious flying baby.That’s right: Cupid is back, scattering heart-shaped candies through every supermarket in the nation. He’s packing the TV lineup with heartwarming boy-meets-girl stories and commercials for diamonds. He’s making sure the latest star-packed romances hit the big screen just in time. This...

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News

Will You Be at INTIX? Have a Barista Drink on Us at #CafeGoldstar

Will we be seeing you at INTIX in Denver next week? We hope so! Stop by Café Goldstar in the exhibition hall and enjoy a handcrafted barista drink on us. With all there is to see and do at INTIX, you’ll need plenty of breaks for refueling. When that happens, just join us at Café Goldstar for a seat, a chat and a warm, frothy beverage.Café Goldstar Hours: Wednesday, January 14: 2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, January 15: Noon-2:00pmWhy not make Café Goldstar your...

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