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March 8, 2007 

Live Nation Looks To Unload Theatrical Assets

Following last week’s report of losses in the fourth quarter, Live Nation has stated that it is in the process of divesting much of its theatrical division.

Endeavor Hires Richard Abate To Helm Literary Division

Endeavor seems to be gearing up for a move into the lucrative literary agent business with the hiring of industry vet Richard Abate.

Heartbeat Records
Having grown up in Jamaica, Chris Wilson, vice president/A&R at reggae label Heartbeat Records in Boston, could not have found a job more suited to him.
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Kenny Chesney
Chesney SROs Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field

Tickets for the Cruzan Rum Presents Kenny Chesney Flip Flop Summer 2007 sold out in minutes on March 3.

Seminole Tribe's Purchase Of Hard Rock Complete

The Seminole Tribe of Florida's $965 million purchase of the Hard Rock cafes, hotels and associated business from The Rank Group PLC was set to be completed Monday.

The Black Crowes
Black Crowes Will Lead Off PA's Musikfest

The Black Crowes will lead off the city's 2007 Musikfest, festival officials said.

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March 8, 2007


Apple: iTunes Glitches Remain On Vista

An update to Apple Inc.'s iTunes music software still hasn't resolved some of the compatibility problems with Microsoft Corp.'s new operating system.

Koch Records Sold To Private Equity Firm

Marywn Investment Management has announced the planned acquisition of Entertainment One, parent company of Koch Records.

NYC Passes Nightclub Security Measures

The City Council has passed measures -- about a year after the death of a Massachusetts woman -- that require security cameras at nightclub doors and make it easier to shut down businesses that sell fake identifications.

Peyroux Happy To Be A Song Interpreter

In an age when the fluffiest pop acts boast of penning their own songs, jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux may be a bit of an anomaly. More...



Metallica Concert Sells Out In Less Than 30 Minutes – Smashes Olympic Stadium Record!

Tickets for Metallica's July 15 concert at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland reportedly sold out less than 30 minutes.


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01/18/07Disney's The Lion King Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall - Fort Myers, FL Disney/PFM 54/0 6,219,522 82,068 97,200 84.4% $20.00
02/28/07Eric Clapton, Robert Cray Band American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX Beaver Productions 1/1 1,066,700 13,648 13,648 100% $100.00
03/02/07Eric Clapton, Robert Cray Band Toyota Center - Houston, TX Beaver Productions 1/1 1,044,435 13,305 13,305 100% $100.00
02/21/07Billy Joel Gaylord Entertainment Center - Nashville, TN Live Nation 1/1 988,006 11,895 11,895 100% $87.50
02/27/07Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL Jam Productions 1/1 968,836 14,524 14,524 100% $66.60
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Artist: Slum Village
Available: April (West Coast)
Company: Red Entertainment Agency
Contact: Mitch Blackman
Phone: 212-563-7575
Fax: 212-563-9393
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Artist: Dream Theater
Available: Late July - Late August
Company: The Agency Group Ltd.
Contact: Steve Martin
Phone: 212-581-3100
Fax: 212-581-0015
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Artist: Shemekia Copeland
Available: Summer
Company: Monterey International Inc. - Chicago
Contact: Garry Buck
Phone: 312-640-7500
Fax: 312-640-7515
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Artist: Joe Ely
Available: June
Company: Monterey International Inc. - Chicago
Contact: Garry Buck
Phone: 312-640-7500
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Artist: Corb Lund
Available: Call for availability
Company: TCAA / Third Coast Artists Agency
Contact: Steve Hoiberg
Phone: 615-297-2021
Fax: 615-297-2776
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Artist: Brown Boy
Available: Call for availability
Company: Back Alley Concerts
Contact: Andy Saenz
Phone: 520-551-4474
Fax: 520-603-8109
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Artist: The Impressions
Available: Call for availability (Kentucky & Surrounding States)
Company: Lustig Talent Enterprises Inc.
Contact: Richard Lustig
Phone: 407-816-8960
Fax: 407-816-8959
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Artist: Rat Pack Encore!
Available: April 19 & 20
Company: David Belenzon Management
Contact: David Belenzon
Phone: 619-462-6400
Fax: 619-462-2244
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Artist: Thom Bresh
Available: Call for availability
Company: Jim Stephany Management
Contact: Jim Stephany
Phone: 615-228-5638
Fax: 615-228-8565
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Artist: Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues
Available: July 1 - August 11 (US)
Company: Woodland Moth
Contact: Marilyn Ingram
Phone: 336-768-2691
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Artist: The Original Idols
Available: Summer 2007
Company: Fantasma Tours International
Contact: Steve Peck
Phone: 561-832-6397
Fax: 561-832-2043
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Artist: The Cowsills
Available: Spring 2007
Company: Wayne Coy Productions
Contact: Wayne Coy
Phone: 702-218-8931
Fax: 702-974-1123
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