Monday, July 27, 2015

Music to Cool Off To!

Let's celebrate summer!
This Monday, we are sending you a great
new Poolside Remix from DJ Lee Dyson
that's climbing the MixCloud's Chill Charts!

Jump in and have fun!
Or crank up the AC!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Brynne Price Named One of "25 Young Event Pros to Watch"

We are delighted to share Good News!

Account Executive Brynne Price has been included on the latest Special Events Magazine “25 Young Event Pros to Watch,” the cover story of the July-August issue. We love page 19!


Special Events writes:

Price is praised by colleagues as a professional with "amazing customer service skills but, more importantly, the creativity to make every event amazing. Her passion for cutting-edge design and technology helps create a memorable experience for all." Her role as account executive is "both sales and operations," she explains. "I work with ny clients from beginning to end, proposal to execution." Her secret to success? "I am high-energy, people- and team-oriented, positive and cheerful." she says, adding, "And I always have a "Plan B" in the back of my head." We could not agree more wholeheartedly with the accolades and we are very happy that Brynne received this well-deserved honor.
A big Thank You to the client who nominated her. You know who you are!

The whole story is available online and in the current print edition of Special Events Magazine.

Warm regards,


Monday, July 13, 2015

Drum Roll Please! Our Personal Top 5 AGT Contestants

We confess, we love America's Got Talent as a source of entertainment ideas.
Auditions concluded last week, chosen acts are moving on to perform live in New York.
Not all acts may be suitable for the corporate event world but these 5 acts blew our minds!

Freckled Sky takes multi-media dance to a new level by combining dance, water, multi-media and lighting. Creator Val Syganevich left his native Ukraine to fulfill his artistic dreams in the USA. Dancers Jaylin and Olga wowed the judges. Howard Stern hit the Golden Buzzer! 

Metal Mulisha: freestyle motocross extreme stunt team. As Howard Stern put it: "You look like real men, you look tough".
Howard Stern gave them two yesses so they got a total of 5!
It just so happens that they recently performed at one of our summer events and the guests went wild.
These guys deliver a high energy outdoor or arena performance show!

ChrisJones who insists on spelling his name as one word –  is an amazing hypnotist Almost scary good! He got germaphobic judge Howie Mandel to shake hands! Howie had not done that in years!
ChrisJones already has a thriving entertainment career in the college world and he is known for an entertaining and very interactive performance. While he is at it, he can help attendees quit smoking and lose weight!
We want to meet him!

Uzeyer Novruzov: Chaplinesque Acrobatic Act. His bio includes Bolshoi Circus, Big Apple Circus and Cirque de Soleil! He performs an outstanding free ladder act and his performance is truly iconic and perfect for global audiences! No language required - and happy emotional response guaranteed.

Sharon Irving: is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, poet, MC, actress, VO artist & spreader of holy mischief.
She's so good that Mel B. used the Golden Buzzer!
She is a native of Chicago, born and raised on the South Side, and daughter of famed jazz musician and musical director of Miles Davis, Robert Irving III

We will keep watching to see who makes it to the top but AGT 2015 has already given us great new sources for all sorts of occasions.

I'd love to hear who your favorites are!


Monday, July 6, 2015

#WithCompassion - Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama!

 While it sometimes seems that the world is falling apart, we are thrilled and privileged to have a messenger of hope and peace in our midst this week.

The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday brought together 18,000 followers and a group of friends yesterday at the Honda Center in Anaheim to kick off the Southern California event series in his honor.
His one and only wish: that we all live #withcompassion.

It is impossible to imagine another personality that would be able to bring together a group of friends and admirers this diverse. Anne Curry introduced speakers that included Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, oceanographer Walter Munk and several Peace Nobel Prize winners as well as actress Julia Ormond, comedian George Lopez, MC Hammer and American Idol's Randy Jackson! Just to name a few! But the highlight yesterday afternoon at Honda Center was His Holiness, the Dalai Lama himself. He urged us to take action since, as he put it, meditation is good but on its own will not bring about positive change.
The Dalai Lama has hope to see a more peaceful world in his lifetime, as he said jokingly, within the next 20 years.

He said: "We all come from our mother. We all have the deep experience, we all appreciate the mother's reaction. Some, also including the so-called terrorists... they also have the potential to develop compassion. Some of the people who utilize hatred... If we express (a) message of love, message of compassion, then these people... they realize peace is the only way for (the) survival of humanity."

Please participate and share his video with the hashtag #withcompassion.

In a time of political and economic turmoil he still brings us hope.
I am truly inspired.

According to our calendar, his birthday is today!

Happy Birthday, His Holiness!