May 2, 2006 |
Erin Bacon, marketing and communications coordinator of the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary, Canada, flew in to get tips on landing corporate sponsorships. Tom Kaiden, chief operating officer of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, brought about 30 people from his 300 nonprofit member organizations because "it's cheaper and more cost-efficient for us to bring 30 people to Los Angeles than to bring all the speakers to Philadelphia."
January 4, 2004 |
On an overcast December day, Saddam Hussein's capture has just been announced. The comic opportunities intrigue Matt Walker. "We've got to work Saddam in there somehow," he says backstage at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank as he prepares for a matinee of "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life." It's a raucous spoof of "It's a Wonderful Life" that uses tunes from the Stevie Wonder songbook, with somewhat changed lyrics. Walker is the show's director as well as one of the writers.
May 15, 2002 |
Picture President Bush jetting in Air Force One toward tense meetings with Asian leaders and keeping tabs on the Middle East. Then imagine the weary commander in chief, looking for a musical respite, pulling on the headset at his seat and hearing ... "Last Stand in Open Country" by Willie Nelson and Kid Rock?
November 29, 2001 |
Music Theatre of Southern California, which presented musicals at San Gabriel Civic Auditorium for more than 17 years, is ceasing operations. Known as San Gabriel Valley Civic Light Opera until 1994, the company expanded to the Alex Theatre in Glendale in 1998, presenting the first three weekends of each run in San Gabriel and the final weekend in Glendale.
March 5, 2001 |
Napster Inc. proved that tens of millions of consumers would flock to an online file-sharing service that let them copy music for free. Now, with Napster scrambling to avoid a potentially crippling injunction for copyright violations, several upstart file-sharing networks are preparing to test whether consumers will pay for the privilege. These companies--including Britain-based Wippit, CenterSpan Communications Corp.
January 18, 2001 |
Aspiring rockers daydream about a record-company talent scout walking into a nightclub and discovering them. For Transmatic, that moment of discovery came not in a smoky, deafening bar, but in cyberspace. The rock band recently signed a multimillion-dollar, six-record deal with Virgin Immortal Records, according to its management. Transmatic owes its contract in part to Loudenergy.