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Why should you attend the Billboard Music Awards?

Posted by Allie Shriver on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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The Billboard Music Awards is unlike any other awards show. Finalists are based on the United States year-end chart performance. Nielsen data for sales, the number of downloads, and total airplay are all factored into the scoring process. Awards are given for the top album, artist, and single in different genres. This show places much of the recognition in the hands of the fans. Once a year the performers you love take to the stage not only to be recognized but to celebrate you, their fans, with magical moments.

You can catch all of these moments live. To watch the awards on TV is fun but to be in the stadium for every performance is an entirely unique experience. Seeing your favorite performers in full costume, with extreme dance routines, and with their bands doing extremely fun performances in person – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

 

You never know what’s going to happen at the Billboard Music Awards which is why you can’t miss the opportunity to see it live! With QuintEvents, you get the best of the best experiences when it comes to the awards! I’ll break it down for you:

Dress Rehearsal

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See every performance slated for the show before anyone else. No bobbing heads in your way, no cameras obstructing your views, and no screaming fans to ruin the moment. In an almost empty stadium, you’ll see your favorite stars perform before the big night. You’ll also catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the event before the crowds descend and chaos begins with the backstage tour.

Red Carpet

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Be the first to see everyone before the show starts. You’ll have the opportunity to see your favorite stars as they walk the red carpet into the stadium. See all of the candid moments you miss on TV. Shout out to your favorites as they pass by you taking photos.  See every dress, shoe, and jewel that crosses the carpet from a view you’ve never had before.

Floor Seats

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This show brings out music’s greatest from every genre. You can see Luke Bryan hanging out with Jason Derulo only to turn around and see Britney Spears hugging Wiz Khalifa. Anything can happen and you have floor seats to see it all. Close proximity to the stars and the stage provide you with the best views in the house.

With exclusives like this and access to the after party, how can you not want to go? You know your favorite song of the moment is bound to be nominated so get on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Ticket Package Waitlist!

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Top 4 MotoGP™ Riders in 2016

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 04:49 PM

Who is ready for MotoGP to start heating up? We are about halfway through the season and the standings have stayed fairly consistent. The talented core four don't seem to be moving out of their ranks, but with plenty of racing left, anything can happen. After all, remember how 2015 ended? The competition is fierce between the top riders, making it all the more exciting. Let's take a look at these four riders and their success in MotoGP. 

Marc Marquez

You can really let the race results and stats speak for themselves when it comes to Marc Marquez. With almost half the season underway, he's been dominating the standings. He sits at the top of the leaderboard with 170 points, giving him a 48 point lead over Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez held the Champion title in 2013 and 2014, and things are looking pretty good for another win in 2016. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

9

3

3

2

8

4

Honda

170

1

2015

MotoGP

18

5

4

0

9

8

Honda

242

3

2014

MotoGP

18

13

1

0

14

13

Honda

362

1

2013

MotoGP

18

6

6

4

16

9

Honda

334

1


Jorge Lorenzo

World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has had a lot to live up to this season and he hasn't entirely disappointed. He's had some rocky finishes, but to hold the second place spot in the standings is to still be applauded. He is trailing Marquez by 48 points a solid lead  but with about half the season remaining, he could certainly close the gap. If anything, he needs to watch out for Valentino Rossi sneaking up behind him in the rankings. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

9

3

2

0

5

2

Yamaha

122

2

2015

MotoGP

18

7

3

2

12

5

Yamaha

330

1

2014

MotoGP

18

2

6

3

11

1

Yamaha

263

3

2013

MotoGP

17

8

1

5

14

4

Yamaha

330

2

2012

MotoGP

18

6

10

0

16

7

Yamaha

350

1

2011

MotoGP

15

3

6

1

10

2

Yamaha

260

2

2010

MotoGP

18

9

5

2

16

7

Yamaha

383

1

2009

MotoGP

17

4

5

3

12

5

Yamaha

261

2

2008

MotoGP

17

1

3

2

6

4

Yamaha

190

4


Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is still hanging behind Jorge Lorenzo, but only barely. With 111 points, he keeps trying to close the distance to eventually pass Lorenzo, who has 122 points. Rossi was sitting pretty for most of the season last year until Lorenzo kicked it into high gear in the final race and caused Rossi to finish in second place by five points. Can he shake things up a bit and get out of the No. 3 spot?

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

9

2

2

0

4

2

Yamaha

111

3

2015

MotoGP

18

4

3

8

15

1

Yamaha

325

2

2014

MotoGP

18

2

6

5

13

1

Yamaha

295

2

2013

MotoGP

18

1

1

4

6

0

Yamaha

237

4

2012

MotoGP

18

0

2

0

2

0

Ducati

163

6

2011

MotoGP

17

0

0

1

1

0

Ducati

139

7

2010

MotoGP

14

2

2

6

10

1

Yamaha

233

3

2009

MotoGP

17

6

5

2

13

7

Yamaha

306

1

2008

MotoGP

18

9

5

2

16

2

Yamaha

373

1

2007

MotoGP

18

4

3

1

8

4

Yamaha

241

3

2006

MotoGP

17

5

4

1

10

5

Yamaha

247

2

2005

MotoGP

17

11

3

2

16

5

Yamaha

367

1

2004

MotoGP

16

9

2

0

11

5

Yamaha

304

1

2003

MotoGP

16

9

5

2

16

9

Honda

357

1

2002

MotoGP

16

11

4

0

15

7

Honda

355

1


Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa is still holding on to the fourth spot with 96 points. This is likely a frustrating position for him to be in considering he finished fourth in both 2014 and 2015. He has yet to claim a premier-class title, and it's looking like this year might be out of reach. He still has a chance to land on the podium, but does he have what it takes? Time will tell. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

9

0

0

2

2

0

Honda

96

4

2015

MotoGP

15

2

2

2

6

1

Honda

206

4

2014

MotoGP

18

1

3

6

10

1

Honda

246

4

2013

MotoGP

17

3

7

3

13

2

Honda

300

3

2012

MotoGP

18

7

4

4

15

5

Honda

332

2

2011

MotoGP

14

3

4

2

9

2

Honda

219

4

2010

MotoGP

15

4

5

0

9

4

Honda

245

2

2009

MotoGP

17

2

3

6

11

2

Honda

234

3

2008

MotoGP

17

2

5

4

11

2

Honda

249

3

2007

MotoGP

18

2

3

3

8

5

Honda

242

2

2006

MotoGP

17

2

2

4

8

4

Honda

215

5

 

See These MotoGP™ Riders Dominate the Circuit

No matter where you are in the world, you can and should attend a MotoGP race! Next up is Austria followed by Czech Republic and Great Britain. Things are really starting to heat up and you can be there to witness it all with MotoGP VIP Village access!  

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The PLAYERS® Championship – An Unrivalled History

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 02:23 PM

The distinct challenges which TPC Sawgrass presents for THE PLAYERS® Championship are all-conquering; every error seems to punished tenfold. Since its inception in 1974, THE PLAYERS Championship has attained a status as the flagship tournament on the PGA TOUR’s calendar. The perks; 80 points for the winner towards their world ranking, the largest outside of the four traditional majors, and a five-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. A prize fund of $10.5 million for 2016 - the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf - was further endorsed by the sheer level of competition in the field. To categorize such a prize, the $1.89 million winner’s fund usurps that of Arnold Palmer’s entire career earnings.

Players_Champ-5.jpgFor PGA TOUR players, this is an event that is ear-marked from the beginning of the season. Over the last twenty years or so, the event has grown in stature and as a spectator experience. The TPC at Sawgrass tests every aspect of a players’ game. The 17th at Sawgrass, often referred to as the “Island Green” is the courses’ signature hole, and one of the most iconic and recognizable holes in the world.

The “Fifth Major” as it is so often referred to, is the PGA TOUR’s major. It brings the best of the best out, but also presents a course which can crucify you in a heartbeat (see; Bob Tway’s third round 12 on 17 in 2005). Patience really is a virtue here. 

 “It’s one of the toughest courses we play all year,” says 2015 champion Rickie Fowler. “Probably the toughest field that we play all year. So, I mean, whoever is winning is taking care of business, beating the best players at the time and conquering one of the toughest courses that we play.”

From its inauguration in 1974, THE PLAYERS® has seen it all. From Greg Norman’s wizardry in 1994, where he shot a course record 264, to Steve Lowery finding dry land on 17th in 1998, only for a seagull to take it upon himself to dunk it into the lake, the history Of this prestigious event is illustrious.

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Each Friday for the next 42 weeks, QuintEvents, in association with THE PLAYERS®, will recount the story of each of the previous 42 winners. Beginning with Jack Nicklaus’ maiden victory at the Atlanta Country Club right up to Jason Day's triumph in 2016, we'll tell their tales of success leading us all the way up to 2017’s event! 

 

Jack Nicklaus, 1974

Jack_Nicklaus_1974-1.jpgbrainchild of PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, the world of golf was introduced to the Tournament Players Championship (renamed THE PLAYERS Championship® in 1988). Jack Nicklaus entered the tournament in unchartered waters. The then 34-year old, who, at the time, was three weeks away from induction into the inaugural World Golf Hall of Fame, was seven months out from his most recent victory, the Hawaiian Open. By his own incredibly high standards, the Golden Bear was in the midst of a drought, he had not won a major for the first time in four years. "I had not won in a long time, so I wanted the TPC very badly," Nicklaus recalled in 2007.

A 64 from J.C. Snead set the pace on the opening day, and he carried that form throughout the weekend. A rain-soaked final day saw J.C. Snead leave the door open for Nicklaus by shooting a level-par 72. Nicklaus showed all his worth by taking on the course with strong iron play, overtaking three-day leader Snead by shooting an impressive 67 considering the conditions. Claiming his first of what would be three titles, Nicklaus received a check for $50,000 – the largest of his career at the time.

The 2017 PLAYERS® Championship

Players_Champ_2-3.jpgMay 9, 2017, THE PLAYERS® Championship is the PGA TOUR’s most anticipated tournament and coveted title. Held at TPC Sawgrass, the “Stadium Course” give fans and unprecedented experience with on-site access you simply will not get anywhere else.

Watch the world’s top 50 players battle it out for the highest prize fund of any tournament golf. By choosing THE PLAYERS Club, you’ll have access to the practice and tournament rounds of your choosing on individual days or for the full week. You’ll also be granted private access to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, as well as private suites overlooking the 18th Green and signature 17th Tee!

 

  

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4 College Football Games to Watch in 2016

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 03:01 PM

It’s almost college football season! Thank goodness, right? I’ve been anticipating the start of the season since it ended, mainly because the college football matchups each year never disappoint.  I could go on and on about all the games I am excited to see, but for your sake, I’ve narrowed it down to four. Take a look below at four college football games you need to watch in 2016.

1- Clemson at Florida State

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Date

October 29

Reasons to Watch

This ACC matchup has turned into one of the best college football annual games. It may not be the best rivalry, but the results of this game could definitely have national championship implications in 2016 – in other words, it could determine who gets a bid to the College Football Playoff.

Both Clemson and Florida State have landed in the Top 15 for five years straight; Florida State won the BCS title in 2013 and landed in the College Football Playoff in 2014 while Clemson landed in the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015. The talent between the two teams is sensational.

Players to Watch

Clemson

Florida State

Deshaun Watson (Quarterback)

Artavis Scott (Wide Receiver)

Wayne Gallman (Running Back)

Cordrea Tankersley (Cornerback)

Dalvin Cook (Running Back)

Derwin James (Safety)

DeMarcus Walker (Defensive End)

Roderick Johnson (Offensive Tackle)

 

2- Alabama at LSU

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Date

November 5

Reasons to Watch

The SEC West is one heck of a college football division to begin with, so naturally, almost any game between those teams will be a good one. However, nothing can quite beat the annual Alabama/LSU game. They know each other well, and quite frankly, don’t like each other…at all. This makes the game that much more fun.

It’s a meaningful game and has become a bit of a rivalry game over the past few years, mainly because LSU’s program has become so good. Leonard Fournette will be looking for revenge after being held to 31 yards last year. And Alabama? Well, they’ll just be looking to steam roll over LSU for the sixth year in a row.

Players to Watch

Alabama

LSU

Jonathan Allen (Defensive End)

Calvin Ridley (Wide Receiver)

Cam Robinson (Offensive Tackle)

Bo Scarborough (Running Back)

O.J. Howard (Tight End)

Leonard Fournette (Running Back)

Jamal Adams (Safety)

Kendell Beckwith (Linebacker)

Malachi Dupre (Wide Receiver)

Tre’Davious White (Safety/Cornerback)


3- Michigan at Ohio State

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Date

November 26

Reasons to Watch

It’s not called “The Game” for no reason. This rivalry dates back to 1987, and ever since, it has been a complete blood battle. These two teams are likely going to be the favorite in the Big Ten East, and the winner could land a spot in the College Football Playoff. The intensity of the rivalry and playoff implications make this one game you don’t want to miss. Plus, you can’t help but enjoy the coaching war between Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer.

Michigan currently holds the lead with 58 wins compared to Ohio State’s 46 wins. However, Michigan hasn’t won against Ohio State since 2011. Can the Wolverines break the streak and win this heated rivalry? Michigan is expected to be better than ever and Ohio State is in the rebuilding phase, so this could be Michigan’s year after all.

Players to Watch

Michigan

Ohio State

Jabrill Peppers (Safety)

Jourdan Lewis (Cornerback)

Jake Butt (Tight End)

Chris Wormley (Defensive End)

J.T. Barrett (Quarterback)

Raekwon McMillan (Linebacker)

Tyquan Lewis (Defensive End)

Pat Elflien (Center/Offensive Guard)


4- Stanford at Notre Dame

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Date

October 15

Reasons to Watch

The Legends Trophy is up for grabs once again and seems to be swapping hands between Notre Dame and Stanford every other year for the past few years. These two premier programs always bring a high-level of intensity to the field, and their recent games have really come down to the wire.

Each of their last four games was decided by a touchdown or less, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this is the case again this year. The rivalry may not have as much history as others, but the level of competitiveness between the two teams makes this one game worth watching.

Players to Watch

Stanford

Notre Dame

Christian McCaffrey (Running Back)

Solomon Thomas (Defensive End)

Michael Rector (Wide Receiver)

Peter Kalambayi (Linebacker)

DeShone Kizer (Quarterback)

Tarean Folston (Running Back)

Nyles Morgan (Linebacker)

Aliz’e Jones (Tight End)


BONUS- College Football Playoff National Championship

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Date

January 9

Reasons to Watch

We had to include the College Football Playoff National Championship because this is the most highly-anticipated game in college football. We don’t know which players to watch out for, considering we don’t know which teams will make the playoff, but we do know that regardless, we are going to see a high level of talent on the field. Because we love the National Championship game, we got a head start on our early predictions for who is most likely to win in 2017. Coming as no surprise, a few of the teams listed above made our list.

How to Attend

We can go ahead and get you the perfect ticket package to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Get incredible seats, enjoy gourmet food and an open bar, meet football legends, and more!

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The Breeders’ Cup® - An Event That Transcended a Sport

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:32 AM

In racing, success is measured by winning – like all sports. What distinguishes the good from the great to the exceptional is continued success. It’s what all sportspeople strive for, but very few succeed in. In the history of the Breeders’ Cup®, repeated joy in the ultimate showcase of a thoroughbred’s ability has almost been unheard of, an anomaly.

BC_2016-4.jpgWith that being said, this event has transcended the sport as a whole. Since its inception in 1984, 284 winners have come and gone over the course of a 32-year period where the Breeders’ Cup has charged to the front of the racing world’s consciousness. From the greats – American Pharoah’s coronation in 2015, to the upsets – Arcangues 133-1 long-shot victory in the 1991 Classic, the Breeders’ Cup has seen it all. But what of continued success, those horses who have buckled the trend by going back to the scene of the crime and repeating their victories?

Repeated Success a Rarity in Breeders’ Cup History

Just one horse has won back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Classic, the towering Tiznow. His victory in the 2000 Classic saw him go right down to the wire in a stretch-long battle with European invader Giant’s Causeway, pipping him by a neck. In an almost identical race a year later, he again pipped Europe’s best in Sakhee. His wins mean he is the only horse to have won two Classics, a feat which earned him a place into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2009.    

Goldikova-1.jpgA total of just 14 horses have won the same race twice. Just one has ever done the ‘three-peat’, the Queen of Breeders’, Goldikova. From 2008-2010, the French mare simply electrified audiences by winning the Breeders’ Cup Mile three times in-a-row. The Mile has been generous to repeat winners more so than any other race in the festival’s history. Five, including Goldikova, have done it: Miesque (1987, 1988), Lure (1992, 1993), Da Hoss (1996, 1998) and Wise Dan (2012, 2013).

In recent times, the Breeders’ Cup Turf has proved incredibly fruitful for European trainers and jockeys who make the trip across the Atlantic. High Chaparral came to the 2002 edition at Arlington Park with a massive reputation. Winner of both the English and Irish Derbies, he justified favoritism to claim victory. A year later, he returned with stiffer competition. A photo finish with Johar ended in a dead heat, giving him a share of the spoils while retaining his crown. Sir Michael Stoute’s Conduit repeated the trick in 2008 and 2009 before being retired to stud in Japan.

For the Filly & Mare Turf, Ouija Board was class above. Winner in 2004 by a distance, she returned a year later, but was beaten by a short neck to deny her a repeat success. Not to be outdone, she returned in 2006, oozing courage and poise, to regain her crown.

The Distaff, formerly known as the Ladies’ Classic, has seen just two repeat winners: Bayakoa (1989, 1990) and Royal Delta (2011, 2012). Others to do the double include Goldencents in the Dirt Mile (2013, 2014, Sprint champion Midnight Lute (2007, 2008), and 2012-2013 saw Mizdirection (Turf Sprint) and Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint) replicate successes side by side.

The Experience of a Lifetime – The 2016 Breeders’ Cup®!

BC_2014-1.jpgThe experience of a lifetime is to be expected when attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships®. The sheer class and level of horses that go to post is simply unbeatable. The highest level of international thoroughbred racing, they will be tested to the full. Better yet, as history has taught us, the sheer unpredictability of these races makes it an event you do NOT want to miss!

Get on board with one of our unique packages that includes private secure entrances, access to exclusive in-track hospitality party venues on race days, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more!

 

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California Chrome Returns to Winning Ways

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 09:57 AM

It was a day of return for the world’s most popular host in front of an expectant crowd at Del Mar. In the end, what we were given was a duel for the ages as California Chrome, the all-time winningest horse in North America, was given everything he could handle by second-favorite Dortmund, but ultimately proved his worth, winning the San Diego Handicap by a half-length.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 2014 Horse of the Year was making his return to action since winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup back in late March. In front of a crowd of 21,336, Chrome broke early from the starting gate, and sat nicely in second place in the five-horse field.

Dortmund led from the front with a strong gallop in the 1 1/16-mile race, with Art Sherman’s superstar colt lurking him all the way into the home straight. Three furlongs out, Espinoza hit go and Chrome hit the front at the quarter pole. The pair remained with little between them as the race drew to a close, but a furlong out California Chrome kept his narrow advantage to the finish, prevailing by a half-length in an enthralling race.

Cal_Chrome.jpeg"I saved something for the end. I knew I'd have to," Espinoza said. "I have a lot of respect for Dortmund and he made me run hard. I could see he (Dortmund) was running so hard. When we came down the stretch, I was concerned. This horse was carrying a lot of weight; that was the challenge. But he was a runner all the way today. What a terrific comeback race for him. He's back. He's such a special horse."

California Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman echoed the sentiments of Espinoza. ““They both ran terrific,” Sherman said. “Dortmund made him work for it. It’s going to be an interesting few races coming up. Dortmund is a really game horse. I think both horses needed a race and you’ll see two stronger horses coming back in the Pacific Classic.”

The 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome win was his 13th time in his 22-race career. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms, California Chrome, 5, has earned $12,652,650, a record for a North American-based Thoroughbred.

Much to the appeasement of racing fans, the duo’s tussle is just a curtain-raiser for bigger and more appetizing prizes that are on the horizon. The immediate rematch is scheduled for the $1 million Pacific Classic on August 20 again at Del Mar. The Pacific Classic will be a final fine-tuning for both before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, horse racing’s showpiece event, which is scheduled for November 5.

Witness History – The 2016 Breeders’ Cup®!

BC_3-1.jpgIn what will be his swansong as the curtain is gradually drawn on California Chrome’s illustrious career, witness his assault on history at the Breeders’ Cup, which begins on November 4. Experience the all-time leading North American horse in earnings do battle with an array of international horse racing talent. In what is regarded as an ultimate test of thoroughbreds, make sure you don’t miss this by getting on board with one of our unique packages that includes private secure entrances, access to exclusive in-track hospitality party venues on race days, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more. You won’t want to miss it!

 

 

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Barbra Streisand's Return

Posted by Allie Shriver on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Broadway fans across the world rejoiced on June 12th as Hamilton swept 2016 Tony Awards. It is no surprise this stellar show ran away with majority of the awards and dazzled the crowd with not one, but TWO performances. With the incredible success of this show, nothing says you’ve made it like winning a Tony for Best Musical, except when that Tony is awarded to you by Barbra Streisand.  

You read that correctly; BARBRA STREISAND awarded the cast of Hamilton their well-deserved Best Musical award. Broadway royalty, Babs herself returned to the Tony Awards after 46 years. The queen even poked fun at herself in a Hamilton style ensemble.  "I'm glad I dressed the part," she said, right before reading the musical's name as the winner.

I won’t lie, I was on the edge of my seat all night to see THE FANNY BRICE belt out a number. James Corden, the night’s host, couldn’t have described the passion of Barbra’s fans better,

“there are medical staff standing by for the many of you who upon hearing her name may collapse.”

I am disappointed she did not perform after CBS and the Tony’s built up her appearance. Her return was long overdue and welcomed by today's reigning stars of Broadway, who idolize Barbra. After the recent announcement of her upcoming movie adaptation of Mama Rose in Broadway classic, Gypsy, I was surprise she only returned to present. Everything Barbra touches turns to gold and Gypsy will be no exception.  

 

ENCORE


For Broadway fans, seeing Barbra Streisand is on your bucket list. She doesn’t perform often but when she does, it is glorious.  Her newest album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway is set to release August 26. The album will feature ten new duets with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Seth MacFarlane and Patrick Wilson are just a handful of the stars she teamed up with.

A behind-the-scenes video has already been released of Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley working with Streisand on “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line.

As a die-hard Broadway baby,
this is hitting me with all the feels.

There is nothing quite like a Streisand duet. She is pairing with Jamie Foxx on “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from Sound of Music and Melissa McCarthy on “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun — can you say perfection? Not to mention she has paired with the super attractive Chris Pine to sing one of my all-time favorite songs, “I’ll Be Seeing You.” I cannot wait for this to hit iTunes. In true Barbra fashion, this album will be released on vinyl and CD.

 

SUCCESS HAS NO LIMITS
Barbra Streisand Tour

My love for Babs has no limits, and what fan of the arts could blame me? I grew up watching Funny Girl on repeat. For years, every mirror I passed was greeted with a classic over the shoulder Fanny Brice, “hello, gorgeous!” (Okay, I admit, I still do this when I’m having a good hair day.) Her Oscar win for her on screen performance as Fanny Brice more than made up for her Tony snub of the same character.

Barbra has the longest span of number one albums in history - six decades. With 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, her success is unparalleled and inspiring. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list. With the release of her last album, “Partners,” Streisand has had 33 albums make the Top 10 on the US charts. She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra. With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most number-one albums in Billboard's history.  

With a new album looming around the corner, Streisand is making Broadway fans' dreams come true across the United States with an eight-city tour. Two nights in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY, at Barclays Center are sure to sell out. Fortunately, we’ve partnered with Brooklynn Sports and Entertainment to bring you Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Experiences and Barbra Streisand. 

Celebrate her astounding six-decade career from your reserved floor seat after enjoying a VIP dinner in the 40/40 Club.

 

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Give the Gift of an Experience this Christmas

Posted by Allie Shriver on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

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We are just five months away from Christmas, that’s right, FIVE MONTHS! That means you have 155 days and only 22 Saturdays left to plan and execute the perfect Christmas. Now, I know you think I’m crazy, you have plenty of time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones but five months will fly by faster than you think.

Why not make this year easy on yourself? Instead of waking up at the crack of dawn and fighting crowds on Black Friday, give your loved ones an experience.  Instead of buying the latest Apple products, clothes, or worse – gift cards, give a gift they will never forget. So, what does that mean? How can you give an experience? I have three suggestions for you!

1. The gift of “Once in a lifetime”

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Once in a lifetime is pretty self-explanatory, this is an experience you’ve never had and probably wouldn’t experience again. Think of your family’s bucket list. You’ve probably done Disney World already so why not up the ante and go big? Here are a few examples:

  • For the UFC® Lover
    Going to a fight is fun and relatively easy, why not take it a step further? Go as a VIP. With a VIP package, you have opportunities standard ticket holders do not. Fighter meet and greets are the highlight of any UFC lover’s night. Pair that with exceptional seating and you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pick a big upcoming fight and go as a VIP!
  • For the Football Lover
    There is nothing football fans love more than talking about the “good old days.” Name dropping and statistic sharing are a common staple among football conversations and the basis of any good banter between rivals. Why not take your football lovers to experience this in person at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend? Not only will they see football’s greatest, they will get to hear them tell stories about the “good old days!”
  • For the Golf Lover
    This one is a no-brainer, take your golf lover to the greatest game ever played! Don’t settle for just any major, go to the Masters®. While tickets are hard to come by, Official Experience providers can get you tickets. Not only can you get tickets, you can get hospitality privileges too!

 

2. The gift of family togetherness
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Spending time together as a family may seem simple and like something you do every day, but I’m talking about real quality family time outside of your normal routines. Nothing brings a family together like celebrating the same sports teams. The traditions of game day rituals and team allegiances are passed down through the generations; honor that with these events that are fun for the whole family.

  • Derby Days
    The first Saturday in May, over 150,000 people set out to Churchill Downs® to experience the greatest two minutes in sports. Bring your whole family for an experience unlike any other at the Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks®. Dress up, tour the grounds, and watch the best races in history as part of a Derby Experiences package. Choose from a variety of hospitality venues, seat options, and weekend parties to fit your family’s needs.
  • Super Bowl
    There is no greater feeling in the world than when your team wins the Super Bowl, except maybe seeing it in person. Whether it’s your team that takes the field in February or the team you hate the most, the Super Bowl is a bucket list event. Experience it with your family as VIPs with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Meet some of the NFL’s greatest players at a pregame party and cheer from some of the best seats in the house with your family for an unparalleled experience.
  • College Football National Championship
    While we won’t know who plays in the championship until about ten days before, this is a game that your family will love. College football is fantastic and fun for the entire family, the championship is an out of this world experience. Sit in the best seats in the house and enjoy mingling with football legends before the game.

 

3. The gift of world travel
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If you've always wanted to travel to far off places, now is the time. This is the Christmas of new and enjoyable experiences!  Have this experience with your family all over the world but dont just travel, have an adventure!

  • Formula 1™
    A Formula 1 race is quite the experience, the thrill of watching cars whoosh by you at unbelievable speeds around ridiculous turns is amazing. Formula 1 races take place worldwide but a favorite track of ours is Mexico! Take advantage of the killer views, amazing food, and meeting racing legends with a VIP package!
  • MotoGP™
    Like Formula 1, MotoGP is a thrilling experience! These drivers do everything the F1 drivers do except on motorbikes. These events are phenomenal and fun for your entire family or just you and your engine-loving other half. The best part? They have tracks in the most unique locations! Pack your bags and head to a far off location for some quality time and fast-paced racing.  
  • International Champions Cup
    For those who want to travel but cannot commit to an overseas journey, try taking your loved ones to an ICC match here in the states. Every summer, international football, aka soccer, teams travel to the United States for a round of friendlies. Be there as a VIP to meet soccer legends, step on the field, and enjoy the stellar hospitality all while taking in a bit of European culture.

There you have it. Three type of experiences you can give this holiday season. Don’t just give the tickets though, give the whole package. QuintEvents makes this process of giving experiences enjoyable and easy with 14 partnerships and 63 events in 56 countries to choose from. QuintEvents delivers high impact experience packages and exclusive perks to the world’s most prestigious events to create unique, memorable experiences.

 

 

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The 2016 USPGA Championship Previewed

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 03:12 PM

The summer majors have been coming thick and fast over the last few weeks. A Dustin Johnson victory in the US Open at Oakmont was followed by Sweden’s first major winner in the shape of Henrik Stenson, who won in record-breaking fashion.

This year, a jam-packed summer of golf continues with the USPGA kicking off next Thursday, the 28th of July. Usually held in mid-August, this year’s USPGA has been brought forward to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympic Games, meaning the fourth and final major of the year will take place just two weeks after the Open Championship.

When taking into consideration Henrik Stenson’s victory at Royal Troon, where he became the fourth 40-plus winner to lift the Claret Jug in the last six years (Zach Johnson was also 39 in 2015), experience counts for a lot on links courses.

In more recent times, winners of the USPGA tend to be younger; mentally and physically fresh after a grueling run of majors.  

Here, we look at the last five winners of the tournament, and examine some trends which may point us in the right direction when looking for a potential winner at Baltusrol:

2015 - Jason Day

Jason_Day_2-1.jpgBest previous US PGA finish: 8th
Nationality: Australian
Age at time: 27
World ranking at time: 5th
Best result that season prior to US PGA: Win
Form ahead of winning US PGA: 12-1-4-9
Form in majors that season: 28-9-4

2014 - Rory McIlroy

Best previous US PGA finish: Win
Nationality: Northern Irish
Age at time: 25
World ranking at time: 1st
Best result that season prior to US PGA: Win
Form ahead of winning US PGA: 1-1-14-MC
Form in majors that season: 8-23-1

2013 - Jason Dufner

Best previous US PGA finish: 2nd
Nationality: American
Age at time: 36
World ranking at time: 21st
Best result that season prior to US PGA: 4th
Form ahead of winning US PGA: 4-26-MC-4
Form in majors that season: 20-4-26

2012 - Rory McIlroy

McIlroy_2012_USPGA.jpgBest previous US PGA finish: 3rd
Nationality: Northern Irish 
Age at time: 23
World ranking at time: 3rd
Best result that season prior to US PGA: Win
Form ahead of winning US PGA: 5-60-10-MC
Form in majors that season: 40-MC-60

2011 - Keegan Bradley

Best previous US PGA finish: Debut
Nationality: American
Age at time: 25
World ranking at time: 108th
Best result that season prior to US PGA: Win
Form ahead of winning US PGA: 15-43-22-MC
Form in majors that season: Hadn't played any

Trends of Past Winners:

US PGA Form

7 of last 10 US PGA winners had registered a top 10 in the event previously
3 of last 10 US PGA winners had won the event previously

Age

5 of last 10 US PGA winners were in their 20s
5 of last 10 US PGA winners were in their 30s
10 of last 10 US PGA winners were between 23 and 37 (inclusive)

World Ranking at the Time

8 of last 10 US PGA winners were in the world's top 25
6 of last 10 US PGA winners were in the world's top 5

Recent Form

9 of last 10 US PGA winners had posted a top 10 in one of their two previous starts
5 of last 10 US PGA winners had won one of their previous two starts

Form in the Majors That Season

7 of last 10 US PGA winners had posted a top 10 in the first three majors of the season
7 of last 10 US PGA winners had posted two top 20s in first three majors of the season

Who Fits the Bill?

On that basis, there are a handful of players who fit the bill. Jason Day is the defending champion. While recent form has not met his high standards, the world’s number one player will like his chances. That being said, history is not on his side. Only one player has ever defended a USPGA title, Tiger Woods, so history would suggest his chances will be limited.

Rory McIlroy, who finished a tied-5th at the Open, has won this tournament on two occasions, in 2012 and 2014. Scores of -13 and -16 brought McIlroy to victory on open-ended courses. Baltusrol will not allow scores like that. Phil Mickelson shot -4 total back in 2005 when held at this course. Those numbers do not bode well for the Northern Irishman.

Sergio_Garcia-1.jpgThe year of 2016 has seen all three majors thus far go to players who have never won one (Danny Willett at The Masters, Dustin Johnson at the US Open, Henrik Stenson at The Open). With that in mind, Sergio Garcia seems better placed than most to finally land that coveted first major he so richly deserves. With two top-5 finishes in his last two majors this season, the Spaniard has the necessary skills to go one better than his 2008 runners-up finish in this tournament.

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THE PLAYERS® Championship in 2017!

Players_Champ-3.jpgTHE PLAYERS Championship is the most anticipated tournament on the PGA TOUR and the PGA TOUR’s most coveted title. Held annually in May at TPC Sawgrass, this unofficial “fifth major” is known for its prestige and strong field and offers the largest purse of any tournament in golf. Designed with the golf fan in mind, TPC Sawgrass is the first true “Stadium Course,” giving an enjoyable and accessible on-site fan experience.

By choosing THE PLAYERS Club, you’ll have access to the practice and tournament rounds of your choosing on individual days or for the full week. You’ll also be granted private access to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, as well as private suites overlooking the 18th Green and signature 17th Tee!

 

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History Beckons for California Chrome

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Like the fine wine that he is, California Chrome, now five, the 2014 Kentucky Derby® winner returns to the track this Saturday for the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. As retirement looms on the horizon, the record-breaker looks to close out on a phenomenal career.

Saturday’s race at Del Mar is a stepping stone to bigger and more attractive prizes. A $200,000 purse may seem small by Chrome’s standards, but his last run was in March in the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup, and that may be a cause for concern. The inclusion of Bob Baffert’s Dortmund, 3rd in last year’s Kentucky Derby, will also pose some problems.

However, in a career which has yielded 12 wins from 21 starts and earnings of nearly $13 million, Chrome’s long-term aim will be November’s Breeders’ Cup® Classic at Santa Anita, followed by the world’s richest race, the $12 million Pegasus Cup at Gulfstream Park in Florida as a career-ender.

California_Chrome.jpgIn a sport where a stars' brightness only shines for a such a brief time, Chrome’s longevity and success rate have been somewhat unprecedented, an anomaly. California Chrome has become thoroughbred racing’s superstar at a time when it was needed most. While 2015 was dominated by Triple Crown™ and racing’s Grand Slam Winner American Pharoah, Pharoah’s quick retirement to stud left the racing landscape with a void that Chrome has duly filled. Barring injury, he is well-positioned to finish his career in glamorous fashion.

The People’s Champion

He is a champion of the people, and his connections know that all-too well. At this stage in his career, nobody would have begrudged owners of Chrome retiring him by now. Instead, they have taken an unfamiliar road. While a lifetime of breeding royalties and stud fees await America’s superstar, history made them hang around. Should California Chrome finish off his career in winning style over his final three outings, he would obliterate the sport's money record with a mind boggling bank roll of roughly $25 million.

Of course, all of this is hypothetical, and the hard work begins on Saturday. Thereafter, bigger and more appetizing prizes await. Ambitious? Yes. Chrome’s final chapter in a storied career is about to go to print. Not getting older, but getting better.

Witness History – The 2016 Breeders’ Cup®!

BC_3-1.jpgAs the curtain is gradually drawn on California Chrome’s illustrious career, witness his assault on history at the Breeders’ Cup, which begins on November 4. Experience all-time leading North American horse in earnings do battle with an array of international horse racing talent. In what is regarded as an ultimate test of thoroughbreds, make sure you don’t miss this by getting on board with one of our unique packages that includes private secure entrances, access to exclusive in-track hospitality party venues on race days, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more.

 

 

 

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