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  1. Sony Ordered To Pay In PlayStation Case

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immersion to get $90.7M. TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp.'s video game unit has been ordered to pay $90.7 million in damages to Immersion Corp. over a patent infringement lawsuit related to a controller for Sony's Play ...

  2. Jimmy Smith Dead At 79

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist known for his trademark Hammond B3 organ. Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith died yesterday (Feb. 8) at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently of natural causes. He was 79. Smith began playing his trademark Hammond B3 organ i ...

  3. Regional Mexican Tour Slated For February

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Inaugural run to cover 20 cities. The Gira Nueva Generación (New Generation Tour) 2005, a new tour aimed toward a younger and more diverse regional Mexican audience, will kick off Feb. 25 in Oakland, Calif. The tour, which will feature performance ...

  4. Disco Veteran Izora Armstead Dies

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts the Weather Girls and Two Tons O' Fun, died yesterday (Sept. 16) at San Leandro (Calif.) Hospital, near Oakland. The cause was heart failure. Her age Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/p ...

  5. RIAA Sues 744 Consumers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platforms such as eD NEW YORK -- The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it ...

  6. RIAA Files 744 More Suits

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platform The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has ...

  7. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Inks With Hightone

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has signed with Oakland, Calif.'s Hightone Records. His latest studio album, "Timeless," will be released on Sept. 14. Veteran multi-instrumentalist Clarence "G ...

  8. Axe Falls On Crusty Demons

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City. Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault to ...

  9. Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones Dies

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May 18) in Englewood, N.J., reportedly of heart problems. He was 76. Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May ...

  10. Court Denies Injunction Vs. Viacom

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has denied EchoStar's request for a preliminary injunction against Viacom that would have prevented Viacom from pulling its broadcast and cable signals from EchoStar's Dish Network sat LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  11. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  12. Pedal-Steel Pioneer Alvino Rey Dies

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alvino Rey, the swing band leader who popularized the pedal steel guitar, died Tuesday (Feb. 24) of unknown causes in Salt Lake City. He was 95. Alvino Rey, the swing band leader who popularized the pedal steel guitar, died Tuesday (Feb. 24) of un ...

  13. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  14. Beyoncé, Missy, Alicia To Hit Road In March

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair -- urban style. That's the concept behind the upcoming U.S. tour by co-headliners Beyonc&#233;, Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys. Dubbed the Verizon Triple Threat Tour, the arena trek -- firs Lilith Fair -- urban style. That' ...

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