Friday, July 20, 2012

JLo Dishes on New Boyfriend, Love, and Touring With Enrique on GMA

On Tuesday, pop superstars Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias took a break from their rigorous cross-country tour to discuss love, relationships, and of course, each other, on ABC’s Good Morning America. In the interview, JLo candidly reveals what it’s like to work with her new-and much younger- beau, Casper Smart, who happens to hold the coveted position of Chief Choreographer on tour. JLo also gushes on her live show, one that she says captures all of the pivotal moments of her musical career in a nutshell. 

Watch the interview by clicking the link below, and be sure to check out JLo and Enrique (and Casper, too!) at Philips Arena on Wednesday, August 29th! To purchase your tickets, click here. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Philips Arena Flashback: July 12, 2000

On this day in 2000, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill came together for the sold-out opening night of their Soul2Soul tour. In fact, so many fans showed up that an extra section was opened up behind the stage!
Were you there? If so, go to our Facebook page and tag yourself in this photo!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena Give Back During June Service Day

Last week, the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena team took a little break from our normal routine to give back to the community. Donned in the iconic “We Are The Highlight Factory” t-shirts, accountants put down their calculators, marketers stopped tweeting, and Harry the Hawk dropped the basketball for a few hours to pick up paintbrushes and screwdrivers. Our goal: to improve The Salvation Army William Booth Towers residences.

The sign in front of William Booth Towers welcomed the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena to their June service day.
(Photo Credit: Brandon Lee,

The William Booth Towers is a home for the elderly, handicapped, and disabled. It’s owned and operated by The Salvation Army and provides people who qualify for a rent subsidy a great community in which to reside and participate.

When we arrived, many of the residents were low on furniture. Some didn’t have dressers or bookshelves; others needed a new bed. So, one team got to work building Ikea furniture: everything from dressers to bookshelves to a full kitchen table and chairs.

An intern works on building a dresser for one of the Booth Towers’ residents.

While they worked their fingers to the bone and did their best deciphering the picture book-esque instruction for the furniture, other teams painted the halls or transported new mattresses to appreciative residents.

A Philips Arena team member paints a hallway to make it look fresh and new.

Overall, the experience was humbling and rewarding. Not only did it provide the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena team a chance to work together in a different capacity and get to know each other a little better, it also provided us the chance to give back to our much deserving fans and fellow Atlantans.

We can’t wait for the next opportunity to get out and make a difference in our city!

Some interns give a fist bump to one of the residents of Booth Towers.