Sandie Aaron Joins Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
On Monday, former SMG executive Sandie Aaron was named new managing director at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. Aaron starts on May 2 and will succeed previous director Michael Taormina, who announced his retirement in 2015. “[Aaron’s] programming, financial, strategic and leadership experience will bring enormous value to Cobb Energy Center and to the other organizations with whom we partner,” said Michele Swann, Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority General Manager/CEO.
WrestleMania 32 Breaks Records in the Business World
Last weekend’s WrestleMania 32 was the highest grossing live event in wrestling history, generating $17.3 million in revenue. ESPN journalist Darren Rovell reported that this tops the previous record of $12.6 million (set by last year’s WrestleMania) and comes out to around $170 per ticket. WrestleMania 32 also announced a record-breaking attendance of 101,763 people.
Janet Jackson Postpones “Unbreakable Tour”
Janet Jackson posted a video on her Twitter this morning announcing a “sudden change” in her current Unbreakable Tour. “I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” the singer said. “I will continue to tour as soon as I possibly can.” Along with thanking her dancers, band, crew and fans for their support, she also thanked Live Nation for their “loyal partnership.” Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino responded via Twitter wishing her luck and that “nothing is more important than family.”