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What do John Wayne and Christina Aguilera have in common? They are both available for your next event. Okay, so you won't get the real person, but a life-size cutout. Chicago-based Magazine Memories carries hundreds of five- to six-foot celebrity cutouts to use as decor; some are available in a 12-inch size to use as centerpieces. If your client is a history buff, the company also carries movie posters and more than 100,000 periodicals dating back to 1840, including Life, Time and Rolling Stone magazines. For more information, contact Magazine Memories, 888/853-4949 or 847/470-9444 or visit www.magazinememories.com.

Looking for a fun, original icebreaker at your next event? Hire The Rad Hatter (Tony Melendez) of San Diego to entertain at your function and guests will have a blast decorating their own paper hats. After selecting a pre-formed, painted hat at the HatBar, guests get to make it their own by adding stars, glitter, yarn and fabric swatches. The paper hats also teach about environmental awareness, since the bags and decorations are recycled products. For more information, contact The Rad Hatter at 619/223-8774 or visit www.radhatter.com.

Written by a team at The Culinary Institute of America and published by New York-based John Wiley & Sons, “Remarkable Service” is a guide to customer-focused foodservice, covering topics such as beverage and wine service as well as styles of table service from French to Russian and butler to cafeteria. It covers the CIA's nine basic principles of hospitality and service in addition to dining room organization and staffing. For more information, contact John Wiley & Sons at 212/850-6000 or visit www.wiley.com.

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