Paul O’Brien sent me a note, letting me know about some exciting news at Zvents:

“Zvents is releasing today (Jan 28, 2008) Federated Local Search. The blended experience will combine all facets of local content into one SERP: business listings, movies, restaurants, events, sales, performers/celebrities (in town), sports, etc.”

From what I have read and seen, it looks pretty cool. You can read the press release, here.  Thanks Paul.