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    1. Tampa Public TV\'s Sojourn Gala Gets Sights, Sounds, Flavors of South Africa [ORLANDO]

      Costumed Zulu warriors greeted guests arriving on February 12 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club for WEDU’s sixth annual Sojourn Gala, the Tampa public television station’s largest annual fund-raiser. Each year, organizers select a wine-producing country as the figurative destination for the evening, and this year it was South Africa. Every detail of the gala—from the decor to the food to the entertainment—was selected to create an event that left the 472 guests feeling as if they had traveled to a faraway land.   Lead planner and WEDU vice president for communications Laura Fage said ...
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    2. AG Jeans Kicks Off Music-Centric Campaign With Black Keys Performance [las Vegas]

      Denim brand AG Adriano Goldschmied celebrated the launch of its promotional series "BackstAGe Presents" on February 14 in Las Vegas with a private event including a performance by the Black Keys. Just a day after the indie duo won two Grammys, the event, produced by Best Events at Marquee within the Cosmopolitan, kicked off the brand's broad-based initiative. The promotion is intended to serve as a platform from which the AG brand will align itself with all things related to the music scene. The campaign includes setting up presences backstage at existing music festivals across the country, as well ...
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    3. N.B.A. All-Star Game Bookended by Bruno Mars Concert and After-Party in Seven Venues [los Angeles]

      N.B.A. All-Star Game Bookended by Bruno Mars Concert and After-Party in Seven Venues [los Angeles]
      The Super Bowl may have just faded into the rear view, but buzz from another big game took its place on the national stage over the weekend—this time bringing the crush of attendees, press, and events to Los Angeles. The N.B.A. All-Star game and related activities swarmed the city, with the main event occurring Sunday night downtown: the big game, bookended by a big preshow and sprawling, multivenue after-party. N.B.A. Entertainment senior director of events and attractions Patrick Mahoney hired 15/40 Productions to design and produce the arrivals and work in conjunction with the ...
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    4. Fashion Week Parties: Intimacy Is In, Lacoste Flaunts Store Construction, Mattel Dresses Up Ken [new York]

      Fashion Week Parties: Intimacy Is In, Lacoste Flaunts Store Construction, Mattel Dresses Up Ken [new York]
      Although Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has become more inclusive through live-streamed Web casts of shows, Twitter updates, and seat-free, presentation-style staging, the events and after-parties surrounding the fashion set's biannual showcase have conversely taken a more exclusive tone. While there were still plenty of celebrations on offer this season, designers scaled back on the all-night ragers and large red carpet affairs, opting for cozy get-togethers with shorter guests lists. For his store opening bash on February 11, Alexander Wang invited only 100 guests (as opposed to previous outings with as many as 500 revelers) to a private midnight performance by ...
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    5. The Stage: Live Music and Private Event Space in the Design District [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]

      The Stage: Live Music and Private Event Space in the Design District [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]
      As its name suggests, the Stage is primarily a live music venue. But with 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space—including a bar, New Orleans-inspired decor, and state-of-the-art acoustics—the Stage can also host a variety of corporate and private events. Owners Carlos Garcia and Sasha Torres, who both have media production backgrounds, envision the Stage hosting album-release parties, art exhibitions, fashion shows, product launches, and corporate happy hours.
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    6. Ivy League Alumni Networking Society Launches Boston Chapter [BOSTON]

      Ivy League Alumni Networking Society Launches Boston Chapter [BOSTON]
      The Ivy Plus Society, a social and professional networking organization made up of Ivy League and other select schools’ alumni, launched a Boston chapter with a cocktail party at District on Wednesday night. The guest list included 200 twenty- and thirtysomething professionals garnered from the Ivy Plus Society’s 20,000-person mailing list, targeted Facebook marketing, and regional alumni clubs. “There’s so many smart people [in Boston] doing so many interesting things,” said society founder Jennifer Wilde Anderson of adding a Boston chapter to the organization’s markets, which already include cities such as Los Angeles and New York ...
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    7. Book Lover\'s Ball Doubles Fund-Raising Haul With Retooled Gala [TORONTO]

      Book Lover\'s Ball Doubles Fund-Raising Haul With Retooled Gala [TORONTO]
      The sixth annual Book Lover's Ball, held February 10 at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto, is the only fund-raiser of the year for the Toronto Public Library Foundation. This year, the foundation increased the table and ticket prices for the 600 guests and ditched the live auction from years past. As a result, the planners met and exceeded their goal of $450,000, more than double last year's take. "In our first five years, the event was really successful in terms of raising awareness of the library and increasing support, but we felt like the sixth year was ...
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    8. Tesla Celebrates Store Opening With Engineering-Focused Cocktail Party [washington]

      Tesla Celebrates Store Opening With Engineering-Focused Cocktail Party [washington]
      To commemorate the opening of its new Washington showroom, Tesla Motors hosted a cocktail party for more than 500 members of Congress, Tesla owners, and potential new clients at the store. The luxury car company emphasized an engineering theme, along with its co-host for the evening, aerospace engineering company SpaceX, which shares a C.E.O. with Tesla. “We wanted to have an event to highlight American innovation and all of the amazing engineering that’s happening at both companies,” said Colette Niazmand, senior marketing manager for Tesla, who coordinated the two-hour cocktail party.
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      Mentions: DMC
    9. American Cancer Society Adds Performance to Fashion Show Lunch [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]

      American Cancer Society Adds Performance to Fashion Show Lunch [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]
      The American Cancer Society honored 12 women from South Florida for their philanthropic work in the fight against cancer on February 10, at its fifth annual Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon.   This year's 330 guests—friends of the honorees and American Cancer Society supporters—began the day with cocktails on the patio of the Indian Creek Country Club, before the luncheon and a fashion show followed indoors. The event, which was promoted through media coverage, invitations, and a spot on the South Florida Today show, drew 50 more attendees than last year's luncheon. While previous events also included ...
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    10. Ripley\'s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Adds Dryer Lint Art, Wax Figures [ORLANDO]

      Ripley\'s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Adds Dryer Lint Art, Wax Figures [ORLANDO]
      Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is in the midst of renovations that will add several new exhibits, as well as new carpet, paint, and lighting, to the facility on International Drive. Last year, Ripley’s Entertainment took over ownership and operation of the Orlando location, which had been privately operated as a franchise since it opened in 1992.   The 10,000-square-foot facility has 16 galleries that feature exhibits and artifacts that are all in some way odd, bizarre, or unbelievable. Discounted group admission is available, and the facility will consider buyouts on a case-by-case basis.
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      Mentions: Orlando Miami Florida
    11. Ducati Celebrates Motorcycle Launch With Miami Enthusiasts [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]

      On Saturday, Ducati North America introduced more than 500 guests to the brand’s new Diavel motorcycle at Grand Central in downtown Miami. While the brand held similar events in Los Angeles, New York, and cities abroad, Ducati North America advertising and brand manager Arrick Maurice said, "This motorcycle is especially geared toward the Miami lifestyle. We do well in warmer markets."   Maurice worked with Pablo Reynoso, marketing director for Ducati Miami, and Poplife's Jake Jefferson to produce the draped-in-red event. "Grand Central's industrial look was a great fit for the Diavel," said Maurice, adding that the club ...
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      Mentions: Miami
    12. 2 West Town Venues With Private Dining  [CHICAGO]

      Both new to West Town, these eateries offer private dining for groups. 1. Billed as a "gastro-tavern," Frontier opened in late January. The multilevel venue has a western-saloon-inspired look replete with a stuffed grizzly bear, and can be bought out for groups of 350. At the chef's table, which seats eight to 12, groups can sample spit-roasted whole animals including goat, pig, lamb, and boar; sides include sweet potato puree, campfire marshmallows, and wilted dandelion greens. This spring, a 2,500-square-foot beer garden will open and host alfresco functions for 100.
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      Mentions: Chicago
    13. \'Teen Vogue\' Brings 35 Bloggers for Content Galore From WWDMagic [las Vegas]

      \'Teen Vogue\' Brings 35 Bloggers for Content Galore From WWDMagic [las Vegas]
      For its February installment, which ran from Monday through Wednesday in Las Vegas, the WWDMagic show got a new interactive destination, intended to keep the show fresh and relevant: the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge, on the main concourse of the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lounge brought in 35 emerging and big-name fashion bloggers and writers from around the world to report live from the show floor. The lounge teemed with activity, and served as the focal point of the area, with the group participating in discussion panels, providing trend reports, generating video segments, and participating ...
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      Mentions: Las Vegas
    14. Fashion Week: Off-Site Shows Mix Up Presentation Styles With Ice Rink, Flash Mob [new York]

      Fashion Week: Off-Site Shows Mix Up Presentation Styles With Ice Rink, Flash Mob [new York]
      As designers settle into the new tents at Lincoln Center, the prevailing trend for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows this season is a minimalist aesthetic, with few additions to the modern setup of the spaces. Off site, however, presentations seem more adventurous, trying out creative and unusual staging ideas in a variety of venues. Tommy Hilfiger split his collection, showing women's wear at the tents and taking his line for men to the more intimate space of West Village restaurant the Lion, while Richie Rich opened up his runway presentation to the public, offering tickets to the show at the ...
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    15. Ravella at Lake Las Vegas: Dolce Reinvents Former Ritz-Carlton With Eye Toward Groups [las Vegas]

      Ravella at Lake Las Vegas: Dolce Reinvents Former Ritz-Carlton With Eye Toward Groups [las Vegas]
      Lake Las Vegas’s shuttered Ritz-Carlton has been given a new lease on life by New Jersey-based Dolce Hotels & Resorts, which on Friday reopened the former hotel as Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, with an eye toward attracting convention and meeting business. “One of Dolce’s initiatives is to cater to the meetings market,” said Ravella director of sales and marketing Marty Bertone. “We’re really encouraged by the reception we’ve gotten, particularly from groups.”
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    16. The Envelope, Please: Oscar Ceremony to Get First-Ever Custom Paper Suite [los Angeles]

      The Envelope, Please: Oscar Ceremony to Get First-Ever Custom Paper Suite [los Angeles]
      The Oscar ceremony, perhaps the grande dame of events anywhere, should hardly be expected to contain the winners of its coveted awards in ordinary envelopes from, say, Staples. For 70 years the Oscars have used sealed envelopes as part of the presentation, but this is the first year those envelopes will be specially designed. This year, the award show will get stationery befitting its reputation for opulence courtesy of Marc Friedland, founder and creative director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications, who is designing new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of the winners of the 83rd Academy Awards, telecast ...
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    17. ReThink Conference: Engagement Is Biggest Motivator for Embracing New Meeting Models [new York]

      ReThink Conference: Engagement Is Biggest Motivator for Embracing New Meeting Models [new York]
      For the nearly 300 meeting planners and suppliers who took part in the ReThink Forum's first conference, on Monday, the need to create engaging and informative business functions is one of the biggest incentives for testing and developing new meeting models. The biggest impediment to such industry innovation is a lack of internal buy-in from decision-makers and executives. The hybrid event, based at Sentry Centers' Midtown East location, was organized by interactive conference consultancy Wizerize, the Event Leadership Institute, BizBash, and the venue. It was a chance to host a multinational discussion abut how meetings are starting to see ...
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    18. Sprint\'s Echo Phone Launch Showcases High-Tech DJ Booth [new York]

      Sprint\'s Echo Phone Launch Showcases High-Tech DJ Booth [new York]
      Kyocera and Sprint teamed with Las Vegas-based event firm Fresh Wata to produce the February 7 unveiling of their new, dual-screen Android smartphone, the Echo, for media types at Edison Ballroom. DJ Casey Conner provided music in a booth made of multiple 32-, 46- and 55-inch plasma monitors in ornamental gold frames, which displayed both Spring and Kyocera branding for the joint event. The monitors worked in unison, much the same way the phone’s two screens do. Also adorning the booth were mirrors applied with vinyl statics that read “Two Is Better than One” and “See Double.” Attendees mingled ...
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      Mentions: Edison Ballroom
    19. New Florist Offers \"Vintage Modern\" Arrangements, Handmade Paper Flowers [new York]

      New Florist Offers \"Vintage Modern\" Arrangements, Handmade Paper Flowers [new York]
      Livia Cetti and Joanne Donohoe of the Green Vase have worked with some of the biggest names in the floral business. While Donohoe studied floristry at Leeds College of Art and Design, Cetti earned a fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. In New York, the two met and became friends while working at Renny & Reed in 2000. Soon after, Cetti became the event director at Belle Fleur and later started styling magazine shoots for Martha Stewart (for whom she still works as a contributing editor). Donohoe moved on to Takashimaya and Matthew Robbins Design (formerly Artfool), where ...
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      Mentions: Starwood Hotels
    20. Fashion Week: Promotions Focus on Pampering Over Branding-Heavy Decor [new York]

      Fashion Week: Promotions Focus on Pampering Over Branding-Heavy Decor [new York]
      Unlike the glam look of the Golden Globe suites in Los Angeles, the pop-up hotel environments of New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are simpler affairs, with minimal build-out and brand signage. However, similar to last month's West Coast efforts, the lounges inside the Empire Hotel are all about salon activities, with free blowouts, makeovers, manicures, and even fake tanning for the harried attendees of fashion's big showcase. Starting on Thursday, companies—including jewelry line Lia Sophia, Nintendo, and daily newspaper AM New York—plied editors, buyers, and celebrities with touch-ups from Bobbi Brown, haircuts by John Allan ...
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    21. Waterworks Museum: 19th-century Architecture With Private Space, Water Views [BOSTON]

      The Waterworks Museum, a 19th-century building along the Chestnut Hill reservoir, will be available for private events after its March 27 grand opening. The museum pays homage to the three steam-powered pumping engines—dubbed Allis, Worthington, and Leavitt—that powered Boston's water supply in the early 20th century.
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      Mentions: Boston New England
    22. Washington Opera Sells Out Midwinter Party Despite Cutting Advertising  [washington]

      Washington Opera Sells Out Midwinter Party Despite Cutting Advertising  [washington]
      The Washington National Opera hosted its ninth annual midwinter fund-raiser, renamed the Midwinter Fiesta this year in honor of its Mexican theme, on Saturday night at the Mexican Cultural Institute at the Embassy of Mexico. Despite cutting its advertising budget, the event sold out for its ninth year, with 300 people in attendance. “I don’t think [not advertising] made one bit of difference,” said Deana Taylor, the opera’s associate director of special events, who worked with the organization’s women’s committee to plan the affair. “Our presence on our own Web site was stronger, and our ability ...
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    23. 8 Ways Exhibitors Engaged Crowds at the Chicago Auto Show  [CHICAGO]

      8 Ways Exhibitors Engaged Crowds at the Chicago Auto Show  [CHICAGO]
      Spanning approximately one million square feet of contiguous space, the Chicago Auto Show opened with a charity gala on Thursday and will remain open at McCormick Place through February 20. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which produces the event, bills it as the largest auto show in North America; it features about 1,000 vehicles on display. Here are eight ways that exhibitors stood out on the trade show floor.
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    24. My Valentine’s Day With the Naked Angels and Attractive Speed Daters [new York]

      Who says Valentine's Day is only for lovers? Well, almost everybody, judging from the ads. But that didn't stop me from thrusting myself out the door last night, determined to drink from the cup of love. First stop was the Naked Angels 25th anniversary gala at Roseland Ballroom. Chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, the event brought back together 42 of the 48 founding members of the theater group, according to event producer Julianne Hoffenberg. "I'm most proud of that," she said thoughtfully. "Oh can you add that I'm the best gala ...
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