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June 23, 2011 

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Live Nation Ups Pirritt

Live Nation Entertainment has announced the promotion of Eric Pirritt to the role of President, Colorado and Rocky Mountain Region. Eric will continue to report to Bob Roux, Co-President of Live Nation Concerts.

Amy Winehouse Scraps Entire European Tour

Troubled diva Amy Winehouse has canceled the rest of her European summer concert tour and scrapped all public performances after an embarrassing appearance in Serbia, her spokesman said Tuesday.


Universal Music Group will be among the bidders for EMI Music Group, a source close to the label has told the LA Times.

Glen Campbell Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

Country music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and plans to put out his final album this summer.

Op Ed: The Artists Are On The Wrong Side - Bob Lefsetz

On the front page of today’s "New York Times" there’s a fascinating story on the economic crisis in Europe. The public is pissed. The government and the banks ruined the economy and they’re supposed to pay for it?

Rochester Jazz Fest One For The Books

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has set a new record for attendance with 182,000 people coming to the nine-day event to see more than 1,000 performers including k.d. lang, Elvis Costello and Natalie Cole.

Guest Op-Ed: America's Free Festivals Embrace Adventurous Audiences and Springboard Music Careers

There is a breed of performing arts venues that holds a special place in the American cultural landscape.

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