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March 13, 2008 

Live Nation Acquires Fantasma

Live Nation has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the live music assets of late Florida concert promoter Jon Stoll's Fantasma Productions.

17 Van Halen Dates Postponed

Seventeen concert dates on the Van Halen tour are being rescheduled so that Eddie Van Halen, who is currently under doctors' care, can continue medical tests to define a course of treatment.

Blackheart Records
Carianne Laguna, vice president/general manager A&R of Blackheart Records, was born into the music business. Her father has been Joan Jett's manager since 1979 and is president of Blackheart Records, Jett's label.
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Reznor Rakes In $1.6M First Week Sales By Understanding His Fans

Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails may have found the Music 2.0 sweet spot with his multi-tiered price strategy.

Apple Sued Over ITunes Technology

Apple Inc. was sued Wednesday over allegations its iTunes online music store and iPod music players are illegally using a patented method for distributing digital media over the Internet.

Shane Shuhart
Shane Shuhart Joins Nederlander Concerts

Nederlander Concerts has hired Shane Shuhart as a Director of Talent.

Plant Says No
Englandís "Sunday Mirror" has finally published what insiders have known for
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March 13, 2008


Pemberton Festival Headliners Announced

Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails have been announced as the headliners for the new Pemberton Festival, slated for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C.

Bettinelli Leaves StubHub For Live Nation

StubHub's Director of Business Development, Greg Bettinelli, has left the company to take a new position with Live Nation, has reported.

Madonna, Mellencamp Head To Rock Hall

Madonna, pop music's quick-change artist, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday and paid tribute to people who encouraged her and even critics who panned her for helping drive her career.

An Almost Overnight Success For Shepherd

Country singers often joke that they're a "10-year-overnight success" because no one really makes it in this business overnight, right? More...



Jules DeLattre
The Agency Group Adds Two New Agents In London

The Agency Group has added two new agents, James Rubin and Jules DeLattre, to the team at their London office.


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03/25/08WICKED Week Three Broward Center for the Performing Arts - AuRene Theater - Fort Lauderdale, FL Broadway Across America, Broward Center for the Performing Arts 8/7 1,450,154 21,314 21,104 101% $30.50
03/12/08WICKED (Week One) Broward Center for the Performing Arts - AuRene Theater - Fort Lauderdale, FL Broadway Across America, Broward Center for the Performing Arts 8/3 1,359,929 20,878 21,016 99.3% $30.50
03/25/08Tuna Does Vegas Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth, TX Casa Manana 8/8 762,277 15,776 15,776 100% $75.00
03/21/08Blast Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend, IN Broadway Theatre League of South Bend, Inc. 3/0 193,586 5,820 7,417 78.5% $22.00
03/21/08Harlem Globetroters Joel Coliseum - Winston-Salem, NC Co-Promotion 1/0 124,697 5,854 6,590 88.8% $16.00
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Artist: Paul Wall
Available: Call for Availability - 2008 -
Company: Dactyl Productions
Contact: Richard Terry
Phone: 443-865-2577
Fax: 303-484-0440
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Artist: Onesidezero
Available: Call for availibilty - April - December 2008 - Eastern half of U.S. - Anything East of the Rockies! -
Company: AFM Entertainment
Contact: Len Schmitzer
Phone: 989-642-8067
Fax: 989-642-9024
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Artist: Head East
Available: Call for availibility - Colorado & surrounding states -
Company: Lustig Talent Enterprises Inc.
Contact: Richard Lustig
Phone: 407-816-8960
Fax: 407-816-8959
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Artist: Morgan Heritage
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Company: Wenig-LaMonica Associates
Contact: Jody Wenig
Phone: 914-631-6500
Fax: 914-631-0101
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Artist: Susanne Spirit
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Company: Greenland Global Entertainment
Contact: Doris Fuller
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Artist: Orleans
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Company: Bazel Group Inc.
Contact: Edward Bazel
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Artist: Paul Rodgers
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Company: Paradise Artists
Contact: Jim Lenz
Phone: 805-646-8433
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Artist: Ace of Base
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Company: Urbania Group Ltd.
Contact: Orlando John
Phone: 46-70-44-787-87
Fax: 46-8-609-00-15
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Artist: The Sinatra Show
Available: Call for availibility - April 24, 25, 27 & 28, 2008 - East & Mid-West -
Company: Tony Cee Associates
Contact: Tony Cee
Phone: 315-735-9959
Fax: 315-735-0368
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Artist: Rebirth Brass Band
Available: Call For Availibilty - Spring/Summer 2008
Company: Wenig-LaMonica Associates
Contact: Paul LaMonica
Phone: 914-631-6500
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Artist: Melba Moore
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Company: ABC / Associated Booking Corporation
Contact: Lisa Cohen
Phone: 212-874-2400
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Artist: Keiko Matsui
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Company: TKA / Ted Kurland Associates
Contact: Jack Randall
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