Entertainment http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7397/more en Event Pros Share their Takes on the Sochi Opening Ceremonies http://specialevents.com/entertainment/event-pros-share-their-takes-sochi-opening-ceremonies <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Great technical prowess, satisfactory artistic direction and compassion for the 'fifth ring' failure—here are reviews of the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi by special event pros. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Much of the world watched the opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday, with few with as keen an interest and an expert eye as special event professionals. Here are their takes on what worked well and what did not ... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/event-pros-share-their-takes-sochi-opening-ceremonies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/event-pros-share-their-takes-sochi-opening-ceremonies#comments Entertainment Event Types Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:23:00 +0000 16261 at http://specialevents.com <p><em>The Olymics Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, feature a segment on the rise of industrialization.</em></p> The Big Mermaid Makes a Splash at Parties http://specialevents.com/entertainment/big-mermaid-makes-splash-parties <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> More than just a pretty face and a good swimmer, Linden Wolbert packs an entertainment punch </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can you hire a real live mermaid for your next party? Yes!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/big-mermaid-makes-splash-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/big-mermaid-makes-splash-parties#comments Entertainment Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:59:00 +0000 15481 at http://specialevents.com Act Up: New Entertainment Acts for Special Events http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-new-entertainment-acts-special-events <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The latest in great acts for your next special event is ready to hit the stage ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-new-entertainment-acts-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/act-new-entertainment-acts-special-events#comments Entertainment Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:46:00 +0000 14402 at http://specialevents.com Handy Aerialist Rig Puts Pie--and More--in the Sky http://specialevents.com/entertainment/handy-aerialist-rig-puts-pie-and-more-sky <div class="field-byline"> By Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> A clever freestanding rig from Imagination Entertainment turns food servers and entertainers into aerialists. PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE "DISCUSS" BOX BELOW. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A clever freestanding rig from Imagination Entertainment turns food servers and entertainers into aerialists</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/handy-aerialist-rig-puts-pie-and-more-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/handy-aerialist-rig-puts-pie-and-more-sky#comments Decor Entertainment Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:20:00 +0000 11522 at http://specialevents.com Photos by Steve Gale Photo by Steve Gale Scenario Photography Creates Hot Shots http://specialevents.com/entertainment/scenario-photography-creates-hot-shots <div class="field-byline"> By Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Forget the photo booth--Photo pro John Ganun creates high-end event shoots </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Forget the photo booth--Photo pro John Ganun creates high-end event shoots</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/scenario-photography-creates-hot-shots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/scenario-photography-creates-hot-shots#comments Entertainment Wed, 22 May 2013 19:21:00 +0000 10222 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Scenario Photography Give your corporate guests entertainment that they don't expect http://specialevents.com/blog/give-your-corporate-guests-entertainment-they-dont-expect <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Corporate entertainment expert Paul Simms from The CEP suggests event planners stop being predictable and start booking unexpected acts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/give-your-corporate-guests-entertainment-they-dont-expect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/give-your-corporate-guests-entertainment-they-dont-expect#comments Corporate Events Entertainment corporate entertainment for special events Special Events Blog Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:27:00 +0000 9562 at http://specialevents.com Hits and Flops in Special Event Entertainment Today http://specialevents.com/entertainment/hits-and-flops-special-event-entertainment-today <div class="field-byline"> By Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bigger budgets are—finally—getting into the act, these experts say, and acts with tech or creative spins are big hits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bigger budgets are—finally—getting into the act, these experts say, and acts with a tech or creative spins are big hits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/hits-and-flops-special-event-entertainment-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/hits-and-flops-special-event-entertainment-today#comments Entertainment Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:51:00 +0000 9451 at http://specialevents.com Photo courtesy Champagne Creative Group Gorgeous 'LED Electric Dress Greeters' from Champagne Creative Group. The Special Event 2013 Launches with Education, Events http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2013-launches-education-events <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>The Special Event 2013 kicked off yesterday with a keynote from Seth Mattison of that helped attendees navigate the murky waters of generational differences in the workplace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2013-launches-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2013-launches-education-events#comments archive content Entertainment Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:29:00 +0000 5894 at http://specialevents.com Instagram-driven Photo Booth, Sectionals with Interchangeable Panels, 'Rodeo Pumpkin' http://specialevents.com/entertainment/instagram-driven-photo-booth-sectionals-with-interchangeable-panels-rodeo-pumpkin <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unlike the traditional photo booth, the new BYOBooth application uses Instagram to enable event guests to take photos on their smartphones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/instagram-driven-photo-booth-sectionals-with-interchangeable-panels-rodeo-pumpkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/instagram-driven-photo-booth-sectionals-with-interchangeable-panels-rodeo-pumpkin#comments Entertainment BYO photo booth riding rodeo pumpkin specialevents.com/entertainment Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:45:00 +0000 4839 at http://specialevents.com Decor Does Triple Duty at Fundraising Events, Experts Say http://specialevents.com/decor/decor-does-triple-duty-fundraising-events-experts-say <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> Decor at fundraising galas does triple duty, offering good looks along with branding and even entertainment opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From messages on cocktail napkins to oversize set pieces, decor at fundraising events can support the charity's message.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/decor-does-triple-duty-fundraising-events-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/decor-does-triple-duty-fundraising-events-experts-say#comments Decor Entertainment Floral Galas/Fundraisers Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:10:00 +0000 7626 at http://specialevents.com