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  1. Grammy Awards: Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman on 14 Years of Hosting Music’s Biggest Night

    January 23, 2014 10:45 AM EST Since launching in 1959, the Grammy Awards have been held in various locations throughout New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago. In 2000, Music’s Biggest Night tested the waters with downtown Los Angeles’ four-month-old Staples Center. And ...

  2. Pitbull, Producer Larry Klein Preview This Weekend's American Music Awards (Video Q&A)

    November 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST   After unfurling the Red Carpet for this weekend's American Music Awards at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre with ABC's Mark Bracco, show producer Larry Klein and host Pitbull gave Billboard an inside look at this weekend's program. ...

  3. Tim Leiweke: Where Will He Go After AEG? Smart Money’s on Sports …

    March 14, 2013 8:03 PM EDT In his role as president/CEO of AEG, Leiweke greenlighted some of the most successful live music projects of the past decade, including the acquisition of Concerts West and Coachella producer Goldenvoice; the partnership with the New Orleans Jaz ...

  4. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  5. Goldenvoice To Operate L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium

    December 11, 2012 3:10 PM EST Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles based music promoter, today announced it will assume all booking and operations of the historic Shrine Auditorium and adjacent Expo Hall following an agreement with Al Malaikah Shriner's Temple. Goldenvoice, which ...

  6. Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG

    September 18, 2012 8:32 PM EDT The Anschutz Company is considering selling sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A news release was later sent confirming tha ...

  7. Ryan Seacrest Launching TV Network With Mark Cuban, AEG, CAA

    January 18, 2012 8:45 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is getting his own TV network after all. The multi-hyphenate, along with partners AEG and talent agency CAA, have struck a deal with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban to rebrand Cuban's HDNet as AXS TV (pronounced Access) begi ...

  8. Rihanna, Band Perry & Usher Added to Grammy Concert

    November 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST The star power keeps on growing for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 16) that Rihanna , The Band Perry and Usher will all be performing. Previously announced acts include Lady Gaga , Sugarland , Ludacris , ...

  9. Lady Gaga, Jason Aldean to Perform at 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live'

    October 25, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean are the first performers announced for the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" TV special, which takes place live on Wednesday, November 30, from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. LL Cool J will ag ...

  10. Latin Power Players: Rebeca Leon

    August 01, 2011 11:05 PM EDT Rebeca Leon VP of Latin talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice From the four Maná sellouts at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- a record for a Latin act -- to the newly announced Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull/ Prince Royce tour, Rebeca Leon has run the gamut f ...

  11. City of Hope Honors AEG's Tim Leiweke

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke received the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Award Wednesday night at a benefit that raised $9 million dollars for the cancer research center. Leiweke's accomplishments in philanthropy and in civic renewal - ...

  12. Grammy Nominations Special Slips In Ratings

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 Grammy Nominations special pulled in 6.3 million viewers last night, down from 7 million who watched last year’s special, according to Nielsen. The CBS special, which took place at L.A.’s Club Nokia, finished fourth in its 9 p.m. time slo ...

  13. AEG Acquires Streaming Media Firm Incited Media

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG has acquired streaming media management and production firm Incited Media as part of an effort to expand its services into the broadband Internet and mobile content space. The company will merge Incited Media into its AEG Productions division, ...

  14. Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman On Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Tuesday memorial service for Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles had only five days to plan the massive event, but the tribute "couldn't have gone any better," according to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. ...

  15. Prince Overcomes Sound Problems On One-Night Tour

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1985, Prince released "Around the World in a Day." Nearly 25 years later, he launched his latest -- a three-CD set called "Lotusflow3r," available exclusively through Target and his Web site -- by going around L.A. Live in a ...

  16. Prince Plans L.A. Shows To Launch New Albums, Web site

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prince has a busy schedule next week. Along with performing three nights in a row (March 25-27) on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the Purple One is scheduled to play three back-to-back concerts at separate venues in Los Angeles on Mar ...

  17. AEG Launching HD Studio In Downtown L.A.

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sports and entertainment entity AEG said Wednesday that it has created AEG Prods., a multiplatform HD studio under construction near the Staples Center. The $15 million facility will overlook L.A. Live, the recently opened residential and entertai ...

  18. Foos, Mayer Set For Grammy Nominations Show

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Foo Fighters, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert, to be held Dec. 3 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. In addition to the performances, the event will reveal the nominees in several as-yet-u ...

  19. Conga Room, Goldenvoice Sign Booking Deal

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music venue and restaurant the Conga Room, part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project in Los Angeles, has signed an exclusive deal with AEG Live concert promotion arm Goldenvoice for exclusive talent booking. Goldenv ...

  20. Beck To Open Club Nokia In L.A.

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a week after headlining his biggest hometown concert at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, Beck has been tapped for the Nov. 10 opening of the new Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Developed and booked by AEG Live, the 2,300-capacity Club ...

  21. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  22. Eagles Run Opens Nokia Theatre At L.A. Live

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles is up and running, now midway through six sellouts by the Eagles that serve as the theater's coming out party. The Eagles stand, with Dixie Chicks opening, began Oct. 18. Reception to the 7,10 ...

  23. Kimmel To Host AMAs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the American Music Awards this year, which is scheduled for November 18 on ABC. The American Music Awards will be the first awards show or broadcast event to take place in the 7,100 seat Noki ...

  24. American Music Awards Heads To Nokia L.A.

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and AEG have revealed that the 2007 American Music Awards will be hosted at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in late October. The awards show will be broadcast live Nov. 18 on ABC. Celeb ...

  25. Eagles Unveil New Single, Album Release Date

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles have unveiled "How Long," the first single from "Long Road Out of Eden," their first new studio album in 28 years. The cut was delivered today (Aug. 16) to U.S. radio outlets and will be available exclusively via wal ...

  26. Eagles, Dixie Chicks Add L.A. Nokia Dates

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have added four more concert dates to help open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles this October. As previously reported , the Eagles/Dixie Chicks co-bill will perform Oct. 18 and 20. In addition, t ...

  27. Eagles, Dixie Chicks To Open New L.A. Theater

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20. Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 7. The two acts have partnered with iloveallaccess.com to give fans VIP packages for the concerts, according to ...

  28. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. Los Angeles-based AEG Live, the producer and promoter ...

  29. AEG Live Taps Krebs To Book Nokia L.A.

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG Live has appointed industry vet Mike Krebs to VP of booking for the company and its regional promotion division Goldenvoice. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Larry Vallon, senior VP of national booking at AEG Liv ...

  30. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  31. Nokia Theatre Times Square To Open In Sept.

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September. Tickets for many shows are already set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operat The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Sq ...

  32. On The Road

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans a billion-dollar Los Angeles development that includes several new concert venues, broadcast facilities and more. Read Ray Waddell's column. AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans ...

  33. AEG Unveils Big Plans For L.A. Complex

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) for a billion-dollar, music-driven development in the footprint of L.A.'s Staples Center will create a West Coast equivalent of Times Square, according to R Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AE ...