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Concert industry veteran Jay Marciano has been named president of Radio City Entertainment, effective March 7.

Marciano will be responsible for all aspects of Radio City Entertainment, including bookings and productions at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Marciano will manage the lucrative Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which is scheduled for nine cities in 2005. He will also be responsible for all concerts, family entertainment and awards shows held at the venues.

Marciano came to prominence in the entertainment industry with an 18-year career at Universal Concerts, where he served in a number of executive positions, ultimately as president/CEO. He oversaw the $190 million sale of Universal Concerts to House of Blues Entertainment.

Most recently, Marciano served as chief strategy officer at AEG Live, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the company's business plan, new venue development and regional operations.

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