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Get to Know TEDxBroadway Speaker Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Editor's note: Before we once again ask, “What Is the Best Broadway Can Be?” on Monday, February 22, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2016 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves.Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the director of programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series.As the leader of 54 Below's creative team, she's responsible for programming every show at the Broadway supper club and concert venue -- over 1,400 shows to date!Tepper was recently...

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Join Us! Live Video Chat With George Takei of Star Trek and Broadway’s Allegiance

On December 3 at 3:00pm, you can ask George Takei anything in the first "Coffee With Goldstar" live video chat. Click here to join the chat!And read more about Takei's new musical Allegiance below:Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Mulan) makes her highly anticipated Broadway return alongside TV star and social media icon George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) and Telly Leung (Godspell, Glee) in the new musical Allegiance. Inspired by Takei's true-life experience, Allegiance is the untold...

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Goldstar’s Thanksgiving Appeal Returns to Feed Those in Need

Goldstar has announced they’ll once again help put Thanksgiving dinner on the table for people in need through their 12th Annual Thanksgiving Appeal.Starting Saturday, November 21, Goldstar members will be able to easily make a donation to a local organization on the Goldstar site and iOS and Android apps. The money raised from these donations will then go to local food banks, homeless shelters and organizations that help feed those in need this Thanksgiving in more than 35 U.S....

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TEDxBroadway Sets 5th Annual Event: What Is the Best Broadway Can Be?

“What is the best Broadway can be?” This one central question, posed each year to academics, economists, entrepreneurs, scientists, theater professionals and a full house, will once again be the cornerstone of the one-day event when TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Monday, February 22.“This will be our fifth TEDxBroadway,” says co-organizer Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. “We’ve had four years of sold-out events, repeating sponsors and dedicated speakers from a variety of fields,...

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Innovation

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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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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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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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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