October 27, 2005
Kanye West -- Patriot Center / Superstar rapper-producer and George Bush basher Kanye West plays the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va., on Sunday night at 7. Tickets are $48 and available through Ticketmaster (410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.) He plays 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$45 through Ticketmaster. Ghostface Killa -- Sonar / Ghostface Killa of the Wu Tang Clan blazes through Sonar Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St., tonight at 8. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.
February 8, 1995
Pearl Jam's crusade to reform the concert industry is resurfacing on Capitol Hill, where Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., is expected this week to reintroduce legislation to require ticket vendors to disclose the fees they add to the price of each ticket.The bill is certain to meet serious opposition from the new Republican-controlled Congress. A similar proposal by Mr. Dingell died in committee during the last session. The new bill would also require the FTC to conduct a study of current ticketing practices, including the exclusive arrangements between promoters, venue operators and vendors -- such as Ticketmaster -- that underlie pricing decisions.