Tag: November 2020

Radio City’s ‘Spectacular’ Holiday History — and What Might Have Been in 2020

The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” won’t be performed in 2020, the year it might have topped $100 million in ticket sales for the first time.

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Stringed Excellence: Guitarist, Violinist Shine

STRING THEORY: Ara Malikian (left) had the No. 2 concert on the new Hot Tickets chart; Billy Strings owned the rest of the top four. (Getty Images) Contrasts are stark atop Hot Tickets with performances by two artists in different parts of the world in different settings, one outdoor in the parking lot and the other indoor and socially distanced. The glaring similarity between bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings and Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian, though, is proficiency on a stringed instrument — and headlining the chart’s four highest-grossing concerts. Strings leads the pack with three of the four, all performances from his “Meet Me at the Drive-In” tour. Ranked No. 1 is his three-night engagement Sept. 11-13 in the parking lot at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. With tickets sold for up to four people in 1,307 vehicles, the headcount from all three shows hit 4,624. His $257,156 […]

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Management: November 2020

Stephen Starks joined Bryan Cave Leighton Peisner’s Sports & Entertainment Group in Washington, D.C. Starks was vice president at Indycar LLC. Brad Nelms was named sales director of audiovisual and entertainment technology company Solotech’s Las Vegas office. L3 Entertainment promoted Cody Villalobos to vice president / artist management. Spectra named David DiSalvo director of sales at the Owensboro (Ky.) Convention Center. DiSalvo was director of sales at the Kalahari Resort in Mount Pocono, Pa. Rick Abramson retired from his full-time job at Delaware North after 54 years there. Abramson was most recently Delaware North’s chief customer officer. Stephen Bedard, president and CEO of Gaillard Management Corp., which manages the Charleston (S.C.) Gaillard Center, will retire in June. CAA Icon promoted Marc Farha and Charlie Thornton to co-CEO. Co-founder and longtime CEO Tim Romani becomes chairman. Elevate Sports Ventures named Chris Allphin executive vice president. Allphin was most recently with Van […]

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Allegiant Stadium: Black Diamond

Allegiant Stadium, just off the Las Vegas Strip, has the flash to fit in with the city’s architecture. (Jason O’Rear/HNTB) Raiders’ home reflects the style of the franchise and its new city The exterior images of Allegiant Stadium, the sleek new $2 billion home of the Las Vegas Raiders, show a building that pops on the city’s famed Strip. White ribbons of LED lights accentuate the jet black outer walls. It’s a diamond in a city full of glitzy architecture. “It’s got a great feel both day and night,” said project architect Lanson Nichols. “It’s Vegas.” For now, though, it’s a split decision in the market regarding the venue’s two tenants. Vegas, like the rest of the country, is in recovery mode during the pandemic. This season, Allegiant Stadium is closed to the public for Raiders games, a decision team owner Mark Davis made.  That’s not the case for University […]

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