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L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants
Iconic L.A. Restaurants, Recipes Saluted in 'L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants'

Landmark Los Angeles restaurants—both in business and out—are saluted in George Geary's book "L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank and Played." A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Co. and IACP Culinary Professional of the Year, Geary offers a 272-page book with a wealth of photos, anecdotes and recipes. Recipes include the Crabmeat Cocktail from Ciro's, a favorite haunt of Lucille Ball, to Goat Cheese Pizza from the original Spago on Sunset Boulevard.

Paul Montano
Who's News in Special Events 
Special events business news this week includes a new vice president of national accounts for CSI DMC
Rose Brand Sizzle fabric
Rose Brand Debuts Sizzle, Multi Sizzle and Dark Iridescent Fabrics

New from Rose Brand, the Sizzle, Multi Sizzle and Dark Iridescent Showstopper fabrics are metallic fabrics that are both flame-retardant and lightweight. Sizzle is available in seven colors: royal, turquoise, red, black, silver, gold and fuchsia; Multi Sizzle fabrics come in combinations of royal/turquoise/gold/silver, gold/silver, red/gold/silver, and red/royal/turquoise.

Eric Klein
Who's News in Special Events This Week

Eric Klein has been promoted to executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering, based in Los Angeles. Also Kenneth Heidt has been named general manager of the WPC venue Hollywood & Highland location of landmark events in Los Angeles including the Academy Awards Governors Ball.

Video mapping on Copacabana Palace
Before and After: Ruby J Events Plays Game of Change for the Summer Olympics

Ruby J Events helps clients rock the Summer Olympics in Rio with dramatic branding events.

Halloween step-and-repeat
Halloween-theme Step-and-Repeats Offered by Step and Repeat L.A.

Step and Repeat L.A. offers a line of Halloween-themed step-and-repeats, including skulls, bats, scary eyes, grinning pumpkins, candy corn and spiders, which can be customized with corporate logos. The company suggests pairing the step-and-repeats with black or orange runway carpet.

big music festival
Desert Trip Underscores Robust Growth in Music Festival Segment

There have been plenty of jokes about the mammoth Desert Trip concert, which took place last weekend and will repeat next weekend in Indio, Calif. With a line-up including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Who, the average age of the performers is 72, and these grizzled icons are drawing plenty of well-heeled Baby Boomers. One local reporter, tongue in cheek, urged attendees to stay safe, and avoid accepting a can of Ensure from anyone they don't know.

Brad Esser of Koncept Events
Who's News in Special Events This Week

Brad Esser (eft)has joined Koncept Events of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as director of operations.

Krista Arcuri has been named event planning manager/wedding specialist at the Grand Hyatt Denver.

Russian Romance: Boston Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala Keys on Russian Theme

The Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates it opening night with a gala underscoring its all-Russian music program.

Collaboration Key to Successful Events, GBTA/Cvent Survey Shows

One-half (49 percent) of event planners report that marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority find value in this type of partnership.

Glowing Spheres, Beautiful Foliage for Special Events
Air Dimensional Design and The Canvas Nursery offer glowing spheres and plants for special events
Dazzling Desi Weddings: Photos from the Files of Maharani Weddings

The Maharani Weddings site showcases the drama, color, pageantry and sheer joy of desi weddings. Come along with us as we take a peek at six spectacular examples. 

Scott Andryk
Who's News in Special Events for Sept. 29, 2016 

Scott AndrykScott Andryk (at left) has joined Chicago-based Bucom International as director of business development.

Big Events by Big Companies: Landmark Events from the 2016 Special Events '50 Top'

How do the big companies create big events? Get a preview here, at some of the big events created by companies included on the latest Special Events magazine "50 Top Event Companies."

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