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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
A Baltimore man suing Live Nation has added the Lyric Opera House to the lawsuit, alleging the theater received "kickbacks" from the behemoth concert promoter. Both the Lyric and Live Nation moved to dismiss Thursday. The lawsuit comes as Live Nation prepares to settle a separate, $22.3 million class action lawsuit over its service fees. Andre Bourgeois filed a class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its corporate parent, Live Nation, in June in Baltimore's U.S. District Court.
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March 1, 2013
Dan Rodricks says in his column ("A chance to break free of Ticketmaster," Feb. 26) about Ticketmaster fees that "everyone who has used the service to avoid standing in line for concert tickets has a Ticketmaster horror story. " This is absolutely false. I have used Ticketmaster many times and have always been satisfied with the service. Of course I, like anyone else, don't want to spend money unnecessarily, but I don't mind spending it when necessary. I did not resent the cost.
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February 12, 2009
Marylanders who got stiffed on Bruce Springsteen tickets by Ticketmaster are but one reason to be skeptical of a proposed merger between the behemoth of ticket sellers and the powerhouse promoter Live Nation. Justice Department lawyers who are scrutinizing this deal should recognize that competition in the marketplace now is virtually nonexistent and consumers deserve more choices - not fewer - in buying tickets to concerts and other shows. Live Nation owns more than 140 venues and has multiyear comprehensive deals covering the tours of Madonna, Jay-Z, U2, Nickelback and Shakira.
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Dan Rodricks | February 25, 2013
I thought Ticketmaster was the most hated company in America, but it turns out to have had some competition for that title in recent years. It lost last year to AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart and Electronic Arts, the maker of digital games. The Consumerist, a savvy blog affiliated with Consumer Reports, conducts surveys every year and declares "The Most Hated Company in America" each spring. Ticketmaster is always in the running. The financial crisis of 2007-2008 crowded the field with Bank of America, AIG and Countrywide Financial.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 2, 1996
The 30th Montreux Jazz Festival will be held July 5-20 in Switzerland by the shores of Lake Geneva in the resort town of Montreux. Not only jazz but also blues, reggae, soul, rap and pop will be performed by, among others, Quincy Jones, Stephan Eicher, David Sanborn, Phil Collins, George Benson, Elvis Costello and Herbie Hancock. Concerts will be held in the Stravinski Auditorium and Miles Davis Hall and on open-air stages. Information is available on the Jazz Festival's Web site -- http: //www.
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By Lori Sears | September 8, 2005
Kennedy Center Open House The Kennedy Center is having its 34th birthday and is opening its doors for a day of free events Saturday. The Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival features more than 30 performances, events and activities geared toward the whole family. Visitors can enjoy live music (including the National Symphony Orchestra), dance (such as the Suzanne Farrell Ballet), a taste of the 2005-2006 season and more. A parade at 11:30 a.m. features the Wong Chinese Lion Dancers, the Bond Street Theater's Shinbone Alley Stilt Band and others, proceeding from the Hall of Nations entrance to the new Main Plaza area.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1996
Art for the youngParents trying to nurture art appreciation among their children may want to take advantage of programs being offered at two art museums this Sunday.The Walters Art Gallery, North Charles and Centre streets, will be host to an Ethiopian Family Festival featuring music, activities and an interactive tour of the newly acquired Ethiopian art collection. Musician Seleshe Damassae will demonstrate the krar, an ancient lyre from the Nile River basin.At the Baltimore Museum of Art, the "Tours for Tots" program will be offered for children ages 4-5 who are accompanied by an adult.
TRAVEL
July 20, 2011
The Greenbrier Classic What : This PGA tour event is part of the FedExCup series. The golf tournament will take place on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, a historic resort. Tour golfers expected to participate include defending champion Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard and Phil Mickelson. (As of last week, Tiger Woods was not on the list.) The event also includes the Greenbrier Classic Concert series, featuring performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert at the West Virginia Fairgrounds.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
Dan Rodricks says in his column ("A chance to break free of Ticketmaster," Feb. 26) about Ticketmaster fees that "everyone who has used the service to avoid standing in line for concert tickets has a Ticketmaster horror story. " This is absolutely false. I have used Ticketmaster many times and have always been satisfied with the service. Of course I, like anyone else, don't want to spend money unnecessarily, but I don't mind spending it when necessary. I did not resent the cost.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Annie.Linskey@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon received $400 worth of tennis clothes, City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake attended nearly a dozen balls and Councilman James B. Kraft has some new tools. This peek into the tastes and habits of the city's elected officials comes from the annual financial disclosure forms that they had to submit at the end of last month. Disclosure (or nondisclosure) of gifts is at the heart of the corruption cases brought this year by the state prosecutor's office against Dixon and Councilwoman Helen Holton.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
A Baltimore man suing Live Nation has added the Lyric Opera House to the lawsuit, alleging the theater received "kickbacks" from the behemoth concert promoter. Both the Lyric and Live Nation moved to dismiss Thursday. The lawsuit comes as Live Nation prepares to settle a separate, $22.3 million class action lawsuit over its service fees. Andre Bourgeois filed a class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its corporate parent, Live Nation, in June in Baltimore's U.S. District Court.
TRAVEL
July 20, 2011
The Greenbrier Classic What : This PGA tour event is part of the FedExCup series. The golf tournament will take place on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, a historic resort. Tour golfers expected to participate include defending champion Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard and Phil Mickelson. (As of last week, Tiger Woods was not on the list.) The event also includes the Greenbrier Classic Concert series, featuring performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert at the West Virginia Fairgrounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2010
Tattoo Arts Convention Some amazing art and lots of wildly colorful skin will be on display throughout the weekend at the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention. Scores of tattoo artists will be joined by more than a dozen vendors (with names like Evil Brand Clothes, Teddy Scares and Sourpuss Clothing), meaning that if you like tattoos, want a tattoo or are just curious about what is involved in getting a tattoo, this is the place to be. There are also workshops and discussions scheduled throughout the weekend, along with a steady stream of sideshow entertainment.
NEWS
By Kayla Cross Bawroski, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2010
The Maryland State Fair is back again this year and has dubbed itself the best 11 days of summer. With an entertainment lineup including Justin Bieber, Bret Michaels and a variety of contests, that marketing mojo might not be too far from the truth. And a lengthy fair gives you the freedom to choose what day — or days — you want to make your escape. The plan: Start the fair redneck-style with Gretchen Wilson on Friday, and end it with Bieber Fever at his Sept. 5 night concert.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Annie.Linskey@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon received $400 worth of tennis clothes, City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake attended nearly a dozen balls and Councilman James B. Kraft has some new tools. This peek into the tastes and habits of the city's elected officials comes from the annual financial disclosure forms that they had to submit at the end of last month. Disclosure (or nondisclosure) of gifts is at the heart of the corruption cases brought this year by the state prosecutor's office against Dixon and Councilwoman Helen Holton.
NEWS
February 12, 2009
Marylanders who got stiffed on Bruce Springsteen tickets by Ticketmaster are but one reason to be skeptical of a proposed merger between the behemoth of ticket sellers and the powerhouse promoter Live Nation. Justice Department lawyers who are scrutinizing this deal should recognize that competition in the marketplace now is virtually nonexistent and consumers deserve more choices - not fewer - in buying tickets to concerts and other shows. Live Nation owns more than 140 venues and has multiyear comprehensive deals covering the tours of Madonna, Jay-Z, U2, Nickelback and Shakira.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 2, 2004
Culturally, the American Christmas season is an amalgam of extremes, especially in the musical realm, where Handel's Messiah and wonderful melodies like Felix Mendelssohn's "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and Adolphe Adam's "Cantique de Noel" (Oh Holy Night) are forced to co-exist with jolly snowmen, red-nosed reindeer and mommies caught kissing Santa. But Annapolitans who take their culture straight are in luck this Christmas season as the capital city's performing arts organizations are doing their heroic best to neutralize those vapid, Muzak-ridden noises so hopelessly devoid of the spiritual intensity the weeks of Advent are supposed to evoke.
NEWS
By Sally Buckler hTC and Sally Buckler hTC,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 1996
STUDENTS at Glenelg Country School won honors for their academic achievement recently.Sehla Ashai, Rainer Hahn and Akosua Kankam are commended students in the National Merit Scholarship competition, placing them in the top 1.5 percent of more than 1 million students who took the qualifying test.Corrine Berk-Smith is a finalist in the National Merit Hispanic Scholar competition, and Akosua is a semifinalist in the National Merit Program for Outstanding Negro Students.Rainer also is a finalist in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program, and Corrine, Heather Sutherland, Jordana Woodford and Kiron Mallya are recognized as outstanding students in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program.
BUSINESS
By Carolyn Bigda and Carolyn Bigda,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | May 18, 2008
The summer concert season is about to kick off. Ticket prices aren't cheap. But if the rising cost of, well, just about everything is making you rethink a real vacation, a concert could be a worthy indulgence. Over the last few years, the market for ticket sales has expanded beyond just Ticketmaster, helping to provide a wider range of prices. (If you remember back in the 1990s, the band Pearl Jam canceled a summer tour in protest of Ticketmaster's monopoly on ticket sales, which included surcharges.
NEWS
By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,Sun Reporter | January 9, 2008
This was no ordinary Tuesday afternoon. Indoor soccer games were skipped and piano lessons forsaken. Megan Foard of Forest Hill apologized in advance to her pony, A.J., for bowing out of their regular after-school ride. "He was cool with it, though," the 13-year-old said. And why wouldn't he be? Megan and her friends had to-die-for concert tickets - for Hannah Montana, who played at the 1st Mariner Arena last night before a sold-out crowd of screaming tweens. Thousands of lucky girls, and not a few boys, scampered home from school to prepare for the arrival of the 15-year-old singer-cum-actress, whose real name is Miley Cyrus, and who holds the youthful audience in the palm of her pretty hand.
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