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INTIX 2017: Take Your Tickets to the People

New Orleans. Not a difficult place to have a great week.And last week, INTIX 2017 in New Orleans more than accomplished that feat.INTIX is one of the best conferences if you're in the live entertainment business, because what's on peoples' minds there is a great bellwether for what's going on around the industry. When INTIX is excited about something, that means the industry is going to be excited about that thing.This year, I had the opportunity to introduce the...

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TEDxBroadway Announces Young Professional and Student Programs (Application Deadline Jan. 31)

When the sixth annual TEDxBroadway returns Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to New World Stages in New York City, the always sold-out event will be brimming with new ideas, new themes and new members of the Young Professional and Student Programs."We want to make sure that as we discuss the future of Broadway, the next generation is in the room to lend their voices and help shape the future of the Broadway eco-system,” says Jim McCarthy, CEO, Goldstar and Co-organizer,...

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TEDxBroadway Pre-Sale Tickets: Ready for New Ideas and Surprises, Too?

I have a day-of TEDxBroadway pregame tradition. I wake up early, get myself ready and meet a member of my team to make that always-chilly walk to New World Stages. Along the way we pick up coffees, a breakfast sandwich and then my team member launches into the always-long laundry list of things on her mind. I don’t mind telling, yeah, I have some jitters, too. If you’ve ever been to the event, you know that there is a...

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Going to INTIX? Join Us

Remember when there were really only three major broadcast networks? Everybody knew Dallas was on CBS, which night it ran (Friday), what time it started (9:00pm)  and who shot J.R. You didn’t even have to be a hardcore fan -- you just knew. Then cable came along and a whole new world of entertainment options appeared right at your fingertips. With all of the channels you were able to discover new shows with relatively little effort. Relatively few people out...

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Fun Home Star Kate Shindle Is Grand Marshal for Show Day 2016

Performing arts centers, promoters, producers, sports teams and more from across the country are once again joining together to declare December 26 -- Show Day. This is a live entertainment industry initiative to proclaim the 26th the day to take family, friends and loved ones to a live event.Serving as the official Show Day Grand Marshal for 2016 is actor, author and the President of Actors’ Equity Association, Kate Shindle.“I’m thrilled to be named Grand Marshal for Show Day,”...

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Celebrating 10 Years of The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The only award that honors live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide is celebrating its 10th year along with a new milestone -- the most nominated productions ever. There are 80 in total.From well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the three-time Goldstar National Nutcracker Award-winning Joffrey Ballet to the California Ballet Company’s toddler-, autism- and sensory-friendly performances, this year’s nominees showcase...

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Millennials Are the Future of Live Events

In his well-received keynote speech at the International Association of Venue Managers’ (IAVM) International Convention Centers Conference (ICCC) on Oct. 27 in Pasadena, Jim spoke "about millennials, and how they are the future of live events," reports Venues Today.The article highlights important takeaways for venues: "'The Baby Boomers and The Millennials are the two biggest generations that we’ve ever seen,' McCarthy explained. 'I’m actually a Gen-X’er, so I’m used to being ignored,' said McCarthy to laughter. 'This means that the...

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Jim Talks Tech and Ticketing With Front Row News

Ahead of the upcoming International Convention Center Conference in Pasadena (on October 27-29), Jim sat down with Front Row News to talk about advances in ticketing, e-commerce and how millennials are changing the entertainment industry.Here's what he had to say about emerging tech and communication: "Every business, every organization now has to be living in the reality that what some people call Gen Y or Millennials have taken charge of the culture. As a Gen Xer, my group got skipped...

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Interview With SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Emily Simoness, Part II

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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Goldstar Sponsors SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Gala: Farm in the City

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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