James Gatens Passed Away

james gatenIndustry legend James Gatens passed away suddenly last Monday as the result of a heart attack. The Hell’s Kitchen native had a 30-year tenure at the Head Treasurer of Time Square’s TKTS booth and was a 50-year member of Local 751, The Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Union. Services were held last weekend in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Encore Community Services, 239 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019. You can also make a donation by clicking here.

Charitybuzz Hosts 10th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Spring Auction

charitybuzzOn Friday, the 10th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Spring Auction went live on Charitybuzz.com, a premier online charity auction platform. The auction is offering amazing opportunities including a luncheon with Apple CEO Tim Cook, coffee with Harrison Ford, tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway and tickets to Superbowl 51. To date, Charitybuzz has raised over $8.3 million for the organization, which partners with activist and leaders to bring about peace through systemic change. To see a complete list of offerings for the auction, click here

Melanie Quick Exits North Charleston Performing Arts Center

melanie quickMelanie Quick is leaving the SMG-managed North Charleston Performing Arts Center where she had served as Marketing Manager. The South Carolina native is taking a job at Motivated Marketing, a Charleston agency. While the move allows her more time to spend with her family and husband Andy Quick, she said she’s “sad to be leaving the industry I have loved so dearly.” Best of luck Melanie!