Rhode Island

  1. Who Tickets From Canceled 1979 Show Are Valid for Current Tour

    July 19, 2012 4:52 PM EDT Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them. The Who's 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede be ...

  2. Newport Festivals Foundation Announces Creation of Musician-Comprised Advisory Board

    September 30, 2011 12:41 PM EDT The Newport Festivals Foundation announced Wednesday that it has created the Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors. According to the foundation, the board will serve to "further advance the dialogue with both established and budding musicia ...

  3. Newport Folk Festival Sells Out

    August 01, 2011 6:59 AM EDT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Blue skies and strong ticket sales blessed this year's Newport Folk Festival, two days of veteran acts and up-and-comers from a variety of musical genres. An estimated 10,000 people attended the long-running festival Sund ...

  4. Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals Go Nonprofit

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST The founder of the celebrated Newport jazz and folk festivals is taking them nonprofit in an effort to make sure the events he's been producing for six decades live on after he is gone. George Wein, 85, said Tuesday he has established a new n ...

  5. Island 50 Celebrations To Hit U.K. In May

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Island Records will launch its 50th anniversary 'Island 50 Festival' program by staging a weeklong residency at London's Shepherds Bush Empire under the banner 'Island Life.' Commencing May 25, the event will feature acts ...

  6. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed yesterday (Sept. 2). The settlement of ...

  7. Clear Channel, Fire Victims OK $22M Deal

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The owner of a radio station that promoted a rock concert where pyrotechnics ignited a deadly blaze reached a tentative $22 million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed Wednesday. The deal with Cle ...

  8. Club Owners Plead No Contest In Great White Concert Fire

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One owner to serve four years in prison. Owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where a fire killed 100 people three years ago will plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges, state documents showed on Wednesday (Sept. 20). Brothers Michael ...

  9. Ex-Great White Manager Gets 4 Years For R.I. Fire

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Plead guilty to 100 involuntary manslaughter counts. Former Great White manager whose pyrotechnics caused a nightclub fire that killed 100 people was sentenced Wednesday (May 10) to four years in prison. Daniel Biechele, 29, could have gotten as m ...

  10. Great White Manager Changes Plea To Guilty

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Could serve up to 10 years. Former Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele’s guilty plea of involuntary manslaughter relating to a deadly 2003 nightclub fire is a sobering development for the touring industry. But the repercussions of the East Wa ...

  11. R.I. Workers' Comp Court Fines Station Owners $1 Mil

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court has ordered the state to hold the owners of the Station nightclub personally liable for a $1.06 million penalty, after their company failed to carry workers' A Rhode Island Workers' Compens ...

  12. On The Road

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for the Plaintiff Steering Committee that represents 226 victims and families of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., cast a wide net in their 70-count civil lawsuit in Rhode Island Attorneys for the Plaintiff Steering Committee ...

  13. Victims File Negligence Suit Over R.I. Club Fire

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit July 22 in Providence Superior Court. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire killed 100 people an Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club ...

  14. Victims File Negligence Suit Over R.I. Club Fire

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit today (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their ...

  15. Great White Leader Sues Ex-Publicist For Libel

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jack Russell, leader of Great White, has filed a multimillion-dollar libel suit against Charrie Foglio, a former publicist for the band. NASHVILLE -- Jack Russell, leader of Great White, has filed a multimillion-dollar libel suit against Charrie F ...

  16. Great White's Russell Sues Ex-Publicist

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jack Russell, leader of the band Great White, today (June 30) filed a multimillion-dollar libel suit against Charrie Foglio, a former publicist for the band. Jack Russell, leader of the band Great White, today (June 30) filed a multimillion-dollar ...

  17. Great White Covers Album to Be Pulled

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The band whose pyrotechnics sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people said they have been assured that a recently released covers album titled "Burning House of Love" will be pulled from store s The band whose pyrotechnics sparked ...

  18. Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new legislative proposal in Rhode Island, inspired in large part by the Station Club tragedy a year ago, would offer immediate financial aid to employees injured or killed at businesses that do not NASHVILLE--A new legislative proposal in Rhode ...

  19. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rhode Island is considering legislation inspired by the Station Club fire last year that would aid employees injured or killed at businesses that don't have workers' comp. coverage. Aussie record labe Rhode Island is considering legislat ...

  20. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  21. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  22. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...

  23. Indictments Handed Down In Great White Club Tragedy

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode Island grand jury yesterday issued criminal indictments as a result of the Feb. 20 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 p After a nearly 10-month investigation, a Rhode ...