SHORT TAKES
Author: Staff
Date: August 29,2007

TICKETMASTER OPENS TICKET CENTER LOCATIONS IN MACY'STicketmaster
has announced the opening of 38 new Ticket Center locations in
Macy’s stores. The new centers will serve consumers in
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Event tickets are now available for purchase seven days a week
during each store’s normal hours of operation. Contact:
Bonnie Poindexter: 310-360-2321TEAMS FOR WOODEN CLASSIC
ANNOUNCEDTwo West Coast teams, San Diego State and Saint
Mary’s, round out the line up for the 14th annual John Wooden
Classic to be held at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Dec. 8.
San Diego State and Saint Mary’s face each other in Game One
while UCLA and Davidson take the court in Game Two. Established in
1994, the Wooden Classic is an annual tribute to former UCLA coach
John Wooden. The event is co-produced by Pantheon International,
LLC and Anaheim Arena Management.Contact: Emily Koch: (714)
704-2988 EXPANSION ON HOLD AT NEW ORLEANS CONVENTION CENTERThe
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center's board voted to shelve plans
for the long-delayed Phase IV expansion of the New Orleans
convention center. Some of the money will be redirected to
upgrading the current facility and creating an incentive fund for
marketing. The land appropriated for Phase IV has been retained and
may be deployed at some future date. Phase IV will expand the
convention center by 524,000 square feet. The vote officially
terminates the construction contract for the project and places the
$300 million in bonds it sold in an escrow account. The bonds reach
maturity in 2013.Contact: Rosalie Mortillaro, (504)
582-3027MORRISSEY OFFERS CREATIVE TICKETING, EXTENDS TOURMorrissey
has announced 30 more final U.S. shows on what has become a
137-show tour to date. The tour now ends Nov. 4 and totals 168
shows, playing small intimate venues, including the final 10 shows
at the Los Angeles Palladium before it closes for extensive
renovation. In New York, he will play five shows at the Hammerstein
Ballroom. In both cities, a “season ticket” will be
made available, eliminating all surcharges for any fans attending
every show, “a savings of over $50.” Also, for the
Palladium run, fans will have a special, limited-time opportunity
to purchase tickets to all 10 concerts for the price of nine, and
to gain early entry into the venue for each show. For the New York
shows, fans planning to attend all five shows will receive a
special package price of $200, thereby saving $125 off of the
individual tickets, as well as a commemorative poster, and they
will be allowed to go to the front of the line each night so they
can be the first ones in the building and closest to the stage. The
announced dates start at El Foro, Tijuana, Mexico, Sept. 20, and
end Nov. 4 at the Tabernacle, Atlanta. Contact: Aleix Martinez,
(212) 989-2222OFFICIAL HOT DOG NAMED FOR COYOTESWienerschnitzel
restaurant chain has been named the “Official Hot Dog”
of the Phoenix Coyotes and Jobing.com Arena, the Coyotes announced.
The multi-year deal includes prominent signage throughout
Jobing.com Arena and promotional appearances at Wienerschnitzel
locations by Coyotes players and Howler – the Coyotes’
mascot – in addition to branded food stands inside the arena.
Wienerschnitzel will also offer a special Coyotes Meal Deal at its
restaurants throughout the Valley.Contact: Jeff Holbrook, (623)
772-3249MONONA TERRACE EARNS LEED SILVERMonona Terrace Community
& Convention Center, Madison, Wis., has been designated by the
U.S. Green Building Council as a “silver” level LEED
– EB (Leadership in Energy and Design – Existing
Building) certified green building. Sandy Wiggins, chair of the
U.S. Green Building Council, will present the award to Mayor Dave
Cieslewicz at the opening session of the Greening The Heartland
Conference at Monona Terrace on Sept. 12. Contact: Fran Puleo,
(608) 261-4011PROVO ARTS CENTER REVEALS TITLE SPONSORThe Provo
(Utah) Center for the Arts is now the Covey Center for the Arts,
named for Sandra Covey who donated $2 million. The 670-seat
performance hall, already hosting events, will celebrate its
official grand opening in October.Contact: Director, (801)
852-7007WWE BANNER TO FLY AT CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENAWorld
Wrestling Entertainment honored the one-millionth fan to attend a
WWE event at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.,
since 1984, on Aug. 28. The arena will hang a permanent
commemorative banner from its rafters to mark the occasion. The
fan, Thomas Mezzacappa of Staten Island, N.Y., was recognized
during the show and took home a replica WWE Championship belt
signed by SummerSlam main event combatants John Cena and Randy
Orton. WWE has held more than 92 separate events in the
arenaContact: Gary Davis, (203) 353-5066POISON STRIKES A SOUR NOTE
AT FAIRGROUNDSFairgoers have complained about a shot of a topless
woman in a video shown during a performance by Poison at the
Douglas County Fair, Roseburg, Ore. Upcoming fair date managers
were warned about the incident. Fran Romeo, TBA Global, booked the
show and was not aware of the semi-nude content. Fair audiences
generally include a large number of children. APA is the
responsible agent. Poison was also booked for the Colorado State
Fair, Pueblo.Contact: Fran Romeo, (503) 788-3826