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Watch the Experts Talk Ticketing & Virology

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy spoke with virologist Dr. Vincent Racaniello and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley about managing risks, handling patrons who refuse to wear masks, how we can take action as a community and more. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the Replay: During the chat, Dr. Racaniello recommended listening to this episode of his podcast, which covers rapid COVID testing.  Help us keep the conversation going over on...

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Can We Count You In?

This Tuesday, we’re getting everybody on board to discuss “Getting Everybody on Board.” Part of our “What’s the best WE can be right now?” discussion series, we want to turn to our community for their thoughts on building community to achieve goals. And, we’re so fortunate to have TEDxBroadway alums who have in-depth experience in this area. Joining us Tuesday, July 14 at 4:30pm Eastern Time are: Caroline Bragdon is the Director of Neighborhood Interventions for the Pest Control Services program at...

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Join TEDxBroadway to Discuss “The Urgency of Change”

We invite you to join us for a discussion on the “The Urgency of Change” on Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific.  At the onset of the pandemic, TEDxBroadway (co-founded by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy and Damian Bazadona of Situation) created an online conversation around the topics that would make us all think about “What’s the best WE can be right now?” Now is the time to expand the scope of these conversations, in light of the injustice and...

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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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We’re Ready to Help Raise Money — Set Up Donations for Your Organization

We’re in this together. So, we’ve come up with a way to get our 10 million Goldstar subscribers to show love to you. We’re asking them to donate to your organization. We’re focusing our team, audience, technology, resources and marketing machine to support you at this time. And, we’re moving rapidly on this. So please, take a look and fill out this form to participate. (ALL organizations are eligible to participate.) We know that our subscribers love your shows and what you do for the community....

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Serving Opera in a Soup Kitchen

We've talked about moving art out of traditional venues on Selling Out, and in his post Pick a Venue, Make a Statement, Jim talks specifically about when the site and the content have a powerful connection. Dance Magazine reports that, during the holidays, New York City's On Site Opera is presenting Amahl and the Night Visitors inside the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, which serves lunch to the homeless on weekdays. "The one-act opera recounts the story of the three wise men...

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The Value of a Holiday Show

Christmas is approaching ... which means holiday productions have been popping up on stages in theaters all over the map: A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Santaland Diaries and many more. Stuart Miller reports on "The Business of 'Carol'" for American Theatre. He writes, "More than a mere box-office cash cow, Dickens’s classic is a community builder, a gateway drug, and a holiday tradition." Miller interviews people across the U.S. who share the benefits of having a local tradition...

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Cultural Events Make Us Happier With Our Lives

While the fact that attending cultural events makes people happier is something we might already know, it's always nice when another study is released finding this to be so. Research commissioned by Arts Council England finds that "people who attend cultural events are happier with their lives than people who don’t," reports Kate Brown for Artnet. "The presence of arts and culture overwhelmingly affected respondents’ sense of well-being and satisfaction, their attachment to a place, and their sense of community." Brown...

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Moving Art Out of Traditional Venues

How would you react to a thought-provoking piece of art hanging on the wall in your car mechanic's garage? Or, in your local bakery? In a recent article, The Guardian's Ben Smee writes about art that's not showcased in galleries, but community spaces like a garage or bakery. More specifically, he highlights the Trace exhibition, which "has left artworks ... scattered in shops and public spaces across West End." “You’re relating to the art differently, you’re seeing it in a different...

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#MondayMotivation: Ticket Sales + Community Involvement

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Pick a Venue, Make a Statement. Site-specific performances aren’t common, but they happen. This is the first site-specific performance I’ve heard of where the site and the content have such a powerful connection. The show itself, The Death of Bessie Smith, is about a segregation-era hospital and the death of the famous blues singer of the title, but the hospital where it’s happening is...

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