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Attending a Play is (Almost) Better Than a Raise

Of course, we've always known the benefits of live entertainment, but now there's scientific proof that seeing a play is good for you.Nicola Merrifield at The Stage reports on a study that discovered people who see at least two plays a year have a health and well being boost equivalent to a £1,000 (or $1,695 in America) annual pay raise.Other well being boosters include attending music performances, participating in sports and visiting the library. If that's not motivation to get...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

From time to time, we stumble across event art that’s so good, we feel compelled to share. And if you don’t know why event art is important, read this. Event image for Macbeth at Minneapolis Theatre Garage.

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Innovation

Orchestra Iowa Gets Creative to Stay in Business

With the recession and floods that forced them out of their concert hall, Orchestra Iowa hasn't had an easy time the past few years. But instead of closing their doors or cutting back on performances, the company is thriving and managed to balance their $3.1 million budget. How did they do it? Diana Nolan of The Gazette spoke with Orchestra Iowa's CEO Robert Massey and Music Director Timothy Hankewich. You can read the full article here, and we gathered...

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Break Out the Tissues for This Orchestra Marriage Proposal

What happens when you mix a surprise orchestra performance with a marriage proposal? Something unique, memorable and completely romantic ...Read more about the couple on The New York Times website.

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ICYMI

In Case You Missed It

Each week we're sharing a few stories we found interesting and worth a read. And now, in case you missed them ...Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy illustrates how live entertainment is on the wrong side of the convenience gap -- and how that doesn't have to be a bad thing.Over on Top Rank Blog, Lee Odden got some of the top marketing professionals around to share their marketing predictions for 2015.We had a chat with the incredibly talented and successful...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

From time to time, we stumble across event art that’s so good, we feel compelled to share. And if you don’t know why event art is important, read this. Event image for Women's Professional Soccer Team Boston Breakers.

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Colorado Symphony Makes a Very Unlikely Partnership

Perhaps it was only a matter of time once cannabis was decriminalized in the state, but it seems the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with the cannabis industry for a series of concerts, where, yes, you can BYOM (bring your own marijuana).Here's a key quote from the story by Ray Mark Rinaldi for the Denver Post: "We see ourselves as connecting classical music with all of Colorado," said Colorado Symphony Orchestra executive director Jerry Kern. "Part of our goal...

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Grease Is Coming Live to a TV Near You

Fox recently announced that it'll be producing a live TV version of the musical Grease. After the huge success of The Sound of Music on NBC, I guess we shouldn't be too surprised. Do you think we'll be seeing more of these live musicals on TV, and what impact do you think it'll have on in-person live entertainment?Read the full story over at TheaterMania.#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet...

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Customer Service

The Future of Customer Service?

One of the many ways we interact with customers at Goldstar is through Facebook. It's free, it's quick and the below example shows how effective it can be:

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Innovation

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Become a Global Brand

We love a good success story, even better when it started with a bit of a risk. Jazz at Lincoln Center began in 1987 and after many successful years it's poised to become a world-wide phenomenon. The Economist looked at the history of the production and where it plans to go in the future. You can read the full article here.

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