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  1. Tedeschi Trucks Band to Headline Inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival

    October 08, 2012 8:11 PM EDT The Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival, to be held Jan. 18 2013 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers, Fla. The three-day fest will continue Jan. 19 to Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton and end Jan. 20 at Vino ...

  2. Maria Cole, Jazz Singer and Widow of Nat 'King' Cole, Dies at 89

    July 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Maria Cole, the widow of Nat "King" Cole, the mother of Natalie Cole and a singer in Duke Ellington's band in the mid-1940s, died Tuesday of cancer in Boca Raton, Fla. She was 89. The Coles were wed in Harlem on Easter Sunday in 194 ...

  3. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "RebeliĆ³n," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  4. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  5. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  6. AEG Live Taps Valentino To Open Florida Office

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based live entertainment promoter AEG Live has tapped John Valentino to head up its newly opened regional office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Valentino previously served as executive VP at Florida-based independent concert promotions compa ...

  7. Live Nation To Buy Stoll Assets

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a binding letter of intent to purchase the majority of the late Florida concert promoter Jon Stoll's live entertainment assets. The deal includes 3,500-capacity Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Fla., and the 2,90 ...

  8. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  9. Musicland Receives $25 Million Equity Investment

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. NEW YORK -- Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. The cash infusion ...

  10. Musicland Receives $25 Million Equity Investment

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sun Capital Partners infuses cash for growth. Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. The cash infusion will mark the first time the Boca Raton, Fla.-based investment firm has pu ...

  11. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection Jan. 19 under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The company has announced t TORONTO -- Venerable Western Canadian ...

  12. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday (Jan. 19) under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electro ...

  13. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  14. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  15. Victory To Distribute Undecided

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Victory Records in Chicago has sealed an exclusive distribution deal with Boca Raton, Fla.-based Undecided Records and Films. Undecided was previously handled by boutique rock distributors. Victory Records in Chicago has sealed an exclusive distri ...

  16. Indie-Distribution Pioneer Jerry Winston Dies

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jerry Winston, one of the pioneers of independent distribution, died today (Feb. 27) from a heart attack in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 80. Jerry Winston, one of the pioneers of independent distribution, died today (Feb. 27) from a heart attack in Boc ...