University of Massachusetts

  1. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  2. Zim Ngqawana, Preeminent South African Jazz Musician, Dead at 52

    May 10, 2011 11:41 AM EDT Zim Ngqawana, widely considered one of South Africa's pre-eminent contemporary jazz composer and performer, has died. The saxophonist and flautist suffered a stroke May 9 and today the 52-year-old was taken off life support at a hospital in J ...

  3. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billy Taylor, a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  4. Rapper Tyga Tests Solo Waters With 'No Introduction'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having worked with Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes and Lil' Wayne, 18-year-old West Coast rapper Tyga will test the solo waters with his album debut, "No Introduction." The Compton, Calif., native is signed to Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz ...

  5. More RIAA Settlement Letters Hit Campuses

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA sent its 11th wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to university campuses this week. The latest group of letters, intended to alert illegal file-sharers that they've been spotted using campus networks, ...

  6. RIAA Sends Another Wave Of Settlement Letters

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent a new wave of 403 pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of the major record companies to 22 universities today. The labels also filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits against individuals who previously received letters but di ...

  7. Weiss Named GM Of Mullins Center

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has promoted Ben Weiss to GM of the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. He will report to Global Spectrum Northeast regional GM Brian Ohl, who also serves as GM of the John Labatt Centre in ...

  8. Legendary Jazz Drummer Max Roach Dies At 83

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach died in his sleep early this morning (Aug. 16) at age 83 in New York, according to a spokesperson from Blue Note Records. The cause of death was not announced. Considered one of the most influential ...

  9. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,218

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the third wave of pre-lawsuit letters targeting illegal file sharers on college campuses, the RIAA today sent 413 letters to 21 universities as part of its new anti-piracy initiative. Each letter informs the school of a forthcoming copyright in ...

  10. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  11. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  12. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  13. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  14. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  15. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST defendants include students. The Recording Industry Assn. of America today (27) sued 717 illegal file sharers for copyright infringement through illegal downloading on the Internet. The number of university network users targeted in the new su ...

  16. RIAA Files More Piracy Lawsuits

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recording industry filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 761 computer users yesterday (Nov. 19), the latest round of litigation in the record companies' effort to stamp out unauthorized tr The recording industry filed copyright in ...