Author: Samantha Le

Video Interview: Hank Abate of UBS Arena and Dan Griffis of Oak View Group

VIDEO: UBS Arena, New York’s newest big league  facility, opens in the fall of 2021 at historic Belmont Park. Hank Abate, president of OVG Facilities and the arena’s general manager, will discuss the $1.5 billion project with Dan Griffis, president of OVG Global Partnerships, which sold the venue’s naming rights.    

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Video: Digital Sessions With Bill Reeves and Lance K.C. Jackson, Co-Founders, Roadies of Color United International

Architects Jonathan O’Neil Cole of Pendulum Studio and Chris Lamberth of Tvsdesign Architecture & Design sat down with VenuesNow Senior Editor Don Muret to discuss the design of venues and how the traditional development of arenas, stadiums and convention centers will adjust over time.

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Video: One-on-One-sessions with Adonis “Sporty” Jeralds, CVE

Join us for a live conversation with venues industry veteran and author Adonis “Sporty” Jeralds. Currently senior clinical instructor in the Sport & Entertainment Management Department at the University of South Carolina, Jeralds is a Certified Venues Executive who managed the Charlotte Coliseum for 15 years. He and VenuesNow reporter James Zoltak will discuss challenges facing the industry, including the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the role venues play in their communities, diversity issues and the importance of mentoring.        

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VIDEO: One-on One with Kamilah Forbes

Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes Kamilah Forbes is the Executive Producer of the ‘World Famous’ Apollo and an award-winning director and producer inspired by and committed to the development of works by, for and about the Hip-Hop generation. She co-founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and worked on What’s Going On—the 40th anniversary celebration of Marvin Gaye’s seminal conversation with America (with John Legend as Marvin Gaye, Sharon Jones as Tammy Terrell); One Mic—a month­long multi­disciplinary celebration of Hip­Hop Worldwide; and Nas’ 20 Year Anniversary of Illmatic—a celebration of the classic hip­-hop album with 96 players from the National Symphony Orchestra. More recently, she co-produced an adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ National Book Award winner “Between The World and Me” with music by Jason Moran featuring actors Angela Bassett and Joe Morton and musicians Ledisi, Black Thought, Common, TI and  Killer Mike.

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