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Jack Utsick
Jack Utsick Accused Of $300 Million Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it has charged independent promoter Jack Utsick with improperly raising $300 million from 1998 through 2005 by selling investments in shows featuring performers such as Shania Twain and Aerosmith.

U.S. Concert Business Gains 28% In Q1

The North American concert business shows signs of emerging from its two-year slump in the first quarter of 2006, with nearly $375 million in grosses and 7.3 million in attendance, according to CelebrityAccess/Billboard box scores.

Freedom Hill Amphitheater
Concert Season Canceled At Freedom Hill

The concert season at Freedom Hill Amphitheater has been canceled due to a dispute over parking fees.

Madonna (AP Photo)
Madonna Performance Throws Coachella A Loop

Imagine if Elvis had decided to make a pit stop at Woodstock. It's perhaps the best way to put into perspective the hotly anticipated performance by Madonna at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA.

David Bromberg and Linda Ronstadt
David Bromberg, Linda Ronstadt Unite For Unique Musical Collaboration

Old friends can make great times, and great musicians can make magic.

The Revenge Of The Doors?

"This is not a good town for psychedelic drugs," said Hunter Thompson, about Las Vegas, but is it a good town for the Doors? We might be about to find out.

Three 6 Mafia (AP Photo)
'So Fly For Spring Break' Concert Controversy

Organizers of the “So Fly For Spring Break” rap festival are upset with a controversial advertisement placed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel by the Fraternal Order of Police.

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