Mitchell Peters

Correspondent

Mitchell Peters has worked in Billboard's Los Angeles office since 2006. He writes for Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz and Billboard.com, and serves as the West Coast editor for Billboard.biz.

Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline.
Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster.
Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour.
MSG Entertainment Announces Second Speaker Series

MSG Entertainment Announces Second Speaker Series

Former U.S. VP Al Gore, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and many others political figures will appear in various cities as part of MSG Entertainment's second annual Speaker Series: The Minds That Move the World.
Viecelli, Kadvan Open New Management Firm

Viecelli, Kadvan Open New Management Firm

The Billions Corporation president David Viecelli and Kadvan Entertainment owner Alex Kadvan have announced the formation of Lever and Beam, a new artist management firm based in New York City.
B.B. King Club To Cut Ticket Prices For Unemployed

B.B. King Club To Cut Ticket Prices For Unemployed

For the month of February, the B.B. King Blues Club in New York is cutting all ticket prices for evening concerts by 50% for those who present an unemployment check and photo ID at the box office.
Rosner To Exit TicketsNow

Rosner To Exit TicketsNow

TicketsNow president and CEO Cheryl Rosner will exit the company, effective Dec. 19, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. She will be replaced by Shawn Freeman, who will serve as president of TicketsNow and senior VP of resale for Ticketmaster North America.

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