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January 15, 2009 

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave of Absence

Apple Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he is taking a medical leave of absence.

Phish Announces Summer Tour Plans

Phish has announced the official lineup for their summer tour schedule.

Koch Entertainment
This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Bob Frank
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No Pemberton Festival For 2009

Fans who were hoping for a return of Live Nation's successful Pemberton festival will be disappointed as the promoter has announced that the event will be on hiatus this year.

Live Nation Ticketing Is Live

The bulk of the world's largest promoter's 10-year contract with Ticketmaster has expired and the company has now launched its in-house ticketing company.

George Steel Hired To Lead NYC Opera

The New York City Opera has hired George Steel as its general manager and artistic director, mandating him to revive a shattered company following the departure of Gerard Mortier.

The Money
Its coming from the promoter.
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January 15, 2009


Paula Ross Named Business Development Manager At Vector

New Business Development Manager Paula Ross' first day on the job at New Zealand's Vector Arena was a frantic one culminating in seeing the arena in action during a sold out show by Kanye West.

Judge Approves Streaming Of Music-Swapping Hearing

A federal judge on Wednesday authorized the first online streaming of oral arguments in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts in a copyright infringement lawsuit that pits a Boston University graduate student against the music recording industry.

Run-DMC, Metallica Lead List Of 2009 Rock Hall

Run-DMC once hailed themselves as the Kings of Rock, so it's fitting that the pioneering rappers have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

David Archuleta

On last season's "American Idol," David Archuleta's version of "Imagine" earned him the title of "the one to More...



Nokia's Ojanpera To Deliver MidemNet Keynote

Nokia's Tero Ojanpera is set to deliver the keynote address at this year's MidemNet when it kicks off on this Saturday in Cannes.


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12/19/08George Lopez, Bryan Kellen, The Andy Garcia Band, The Boogie Nights NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live - Los Angeles, CA Goldenvoice/AEG Live 7/7 3,548,004 49,700 49,700 100% $89.50
12/19/08Kylie Minogue Melbourne Park, Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Frontier Touring Co. 2/2 1,759,886 24,000 24,000 100% $90.06
12/16/08AC/DC, The Answer Philips Arena - Atlanta, GA Live Nation 1/1 1,268,752 16,090 16,090 100% $93.50
01/04/09Neil Diamond Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Concerts West/AEG Live 1/1 922,985 9,272 9,272 100% $129.00
12/30/08Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole Verizon Center - Washington, DC Live Nation 1/0 834,852 10,541 12,801 82.3% $85.75
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January 15, 2009
Artist: Xantha
Available: Call for availability - 2009 - to headline, support, package and/or festivals -
Company: Lexium Entertainment & Talent Agency
Contact: Mike Jamison
Phone: 678-374-1417
Fax: 770-860-0199
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Artist: Protest The Hero
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: The Agency Group Ltd.
Contact: Josh Kline
Phone: 212-581-3100
Fax: 212-581-0015
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Artist: The Black Ghosts
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: The Windish Agency LLC
Contact: Steve Goodgold
Phone: 201-433-2998
Fax: 773-489-3535
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Artist: HorrorPops
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Company: Devil Dolls Booking
Contact: Deborah Toscano
Phone: 562-434-0692
Fax: 562-434-0693
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Artist: Maxi Priest
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: ABC / Associated Booking Corporation
Contact: Lisa Cohen
Phone: 212-874-2400
Fax: 212-769-3649
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Artist: Amandine
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Flowerbooking Inc.
Contact: Tim Edwards
Phone: 773-289-3400
Fax: 773-289-3434
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Artist: Boris (Band)
Available: Call for availability - January through April 2009 -
Company: Flowerbooking Inc.
Contact: Susanne Dawursk
Phone: 773-289-3400
Fax: 773-289-3434
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Artist: Propagandhi
Available: Call for availability - headline March 5-15, 2009; Paint It Black support -
Company: Do It Booking Inc.
Contact: Margie Alban
Phone: 801-466-8374
Fax: 801-466-8376
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Artist: Gear Daddies
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Hello! Booking
Contact: Eric Roberts
Phone: 651-647-4464
Fax: 763-463-1264
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Artist: Throw Rag
Available: Call for availability - February 2009 -
Company: Devil Dolls Booking
Contact: Deborah Toscano
Phone: 562-434-0692
Fax: 562-434-0693
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Artist: Pat Metheny (Solo)
Available: Call for availability - 2010 -
Company: TKA / Ted Kurland Associates
Contact: David Greenberg
Phone: 617-254-0007
Fax: 617-782-3577
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Artist: Paula Cole
Available: Call for availability - March / April 2009 -
Company: The Colomby Group
Contact: Larry Dorr
Phone: 617-803-8886
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