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Texas NextStage Names Management Team

Derek Rauchenberger has been named general manager of the new $60 million, 6,350-seat Texas NextStage at Grand Prairie, near Dallas. The venue is scheduled to open later this year. Other appointments include Mary Jane "MJ" Mendell, talent buyer; David Smith, VP of content development; and Brandie Rhodes, sponsorship sales consultant.

Rauchenberger previously managed Pacific Amphitheatre (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Meadows Music Center (Hartford, Conn.).