Kansas

  1. Farm Aid Announced For Kansas City

    May 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm Aid, the group created in 1985 by Willie Nelson and his musical buddies to raise money for family farmers, will hold its annual concert August 13 in Kansas City, Kansas, organizers said on Wednesday. Launched during the de ...

  2. Ferrell Lines Up U.S. College Comedy Tour

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the weeks leading up to the debut of his new comedy film "Semi-Pro," Will Ferrell will perform stand-up at seven U.S. college campuses, beginning Feb. 4 at Kansas State University's Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Along with ...

  3. Elton John To Open Sprint Center

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John and his band have been confirmed to launch the new 18,000-seat-plus Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 13. Tickets for the grand opening concert go on sale Aug. 6. Also booked at the $276 million Sprint Center, the centerpiece o ...

  4. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  5. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback's Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush W ...

  6. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brownback asks President to consider former aide. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback& ...

  7. Cable Industry And Senators Offer Kid-Friendly Packages

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Senate Commerce Committee lawmakers are praising the cable industry's announcement April 28 to put in place better safeguards for parents who want to protect their children from racy and violent p WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two Senate Commerce C ...

  8. Superfly Sets JazzFest Lineup

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Galactic, more to hit New Orleans. Superfly Productions has announced some of the bands for its ninth annual "Superfly During JazzFest" concert series. The concerts will take place April 21-May 1, concurrent with the festival, at ...

  9. House Passes Indecency Bill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an overwhelming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives on Feb. 16 passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. It now WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an overwhelming bipartis ...

  10. House Passes Indecency Bill

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Measure revises fines for performers. In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives today (Feb. 16) passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. It now goes ...

  11. Congress

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Indecency bill re-introduced This Week's Story: Indecency Bill Re-Introduced By Bill Holland WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has re-introduced his Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act. The bill would raise i ...

  12. Indecency Bill Re-Introduced

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legislation would up fines. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. has re-introduced his Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act. The bill would raise indecency fines on broadcasters and entertainers to as much as $500,000 per violation. It would also require the Fed ...

  13. Elections And FCC: Expect "Ramp Up" On Indecency

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some Federal Communications Commission staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the ind The re-election of President George ...

  14. Elections And FCC: Expect 'Ramp Up' On Indecency

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some FCC staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the indecency issue, resulting in mor The re-election of President George ...

  15. Senate Passes Bill To Raise Indecency Fines

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation increases penalties tenfold. The Senate voted 99-1 today to include an amendment in a massive Pentagon funding bill that would raise the fines for indecent broadcasting tenfold to $275,000 per incident. The Senate also unanimously appr ...

  16. On The Road

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top commemorates its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a summer of hard touring, beginning June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita Falls, Texas. Read Ray Waddell's column. ZZ Top commemorates its recent induction ...

  17. Stern' Defense Irks Senator

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, isn't buying Viacom president and chief operating officer Mel Karmazin's contention that the Feb. 24 broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't run afoul of the nation' WASHINGTON--Sen. ...

  18. House Pushes For $500,000 Indecency Fines

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House Commerce Committee today (March 3) approved tougher legislation to deal with violations of federal indecency rules on television and radio, increasing the maximum fine to $500,000 per incide The House Commerce Committee today (March 3) a ...

  19. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

  20. Venue Manager John Friedmann Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Facility manager John Friedmann, executive director of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority in Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 9 at Truman Medical Center in the city. Friedmann, 71, had been in cri Facility manager John Friedmann, executive dir ...