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May 8, 2008 

Chicago Promoters Face Tough New Licensing Rules

Five years after the E2 nightclub tragedy in which 21 patrons were trampled to death in a stampede after event security used pepper-spray, the City has moved to institute new regulations for event promoters.

Police To Play Final Show In New York

The Police will cap their reunion tour with a final concert this summer in New York, where they started out 30 years ago.

Rocks Off
Jake Szufnarowski started out as a rapper, morphed into a club booker and is now a concert promoter while moonlighting as a musician.
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Vineland Site Sold - Festival Future In Doubt

When the inaugural installment of C3's Vineland Music Festival was canceled this year, we were assured that the festival would be back in 2009 but now, according to Vineland Mayor Perry Barse, the festival likely won't happen at all.

Ticketmaster Acquires VIP Ticketing Services Company SLO Limited

Ticketmaster has announced it has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a leading provider of VIP ticketing services to major touring artists and special events.

UMG Confirms Deal With Qtrax To Allow Free Music Downloads

Universal Music Group confirmed Tuesday that it has reached a deal with file-sharing site Qtrax to allow free, legal downloads of UMG music.

Net Opportunities
If I get one more e-mail from a middling artist telling me how tough life is, how the Net has ruined their income, their lives, their careers, I'm gonna EXPLODE!
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Randy Parton
SC Company Takes Over NC Theater Once Run By Randy Parton

A South Carolina company is taking over operations and production at the Roanoke Rapids theater once run by Randy Parton.

Jammys Bring Phish Together Again; Awards Show To End

Though the Jammy Awards were able to bring together the members of Phish for the first time since they broke up four years ago, the reunion may not have been everything Phish-heads had hoped for.

Muti To Be Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association named maestro Riccardo Muti on Monday as the next music director of the CSO, the 10th conductor to hold the prestigious post.

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Live Nation & SMG Vie Over New Leeds Arena

Both SMG and Live Nation are girding their loins to prepare for a battle over the rights to run a new arena planned for United Kingdom city of Leeds.


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04/26/08Jimmy Buffett Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX AEG Live 1/1 2,903,881 27,438 27,438 100% $126.00
04/26/08Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Luke Bryan Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, SC The Messina Group/AEG Live 1/0 2,650,208 44,242 49,898 88.7% $89.50
04/16/08Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA Live Nation/Bill Silva Presents 1/0 1,883,973 17,070 17,558 97.2% $350.75
04/13/08Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX Live Nation 1/1 1,424,650 16,006 16,006 100% $95.00
04/14/08Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Toyota Center - Houston, TX Live Nation 1/0 1,363,295 15,692 16,585 94.6% $95.00
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Available: Call for availibility - Mid May & June 2008 -
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Artist: Pat Martino
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Artist: Calla
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Artist: Trampled By Turtles
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Artist: The Climates
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Artist: Southerly
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Artist: Rufus
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Artist: Hal Ketchum
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Artist: Phoebe Snow
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