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June 27, 2010
Electric Daisy Carnival Where: Exposition Park and L.A. Memorial Coliseum When: 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday Price: $149 (for both Friday and Saturday); $85 (Saturday only) Info: http://www.electricdaisycarnival.com
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A rave produced by Los Angeles-based Insomniac Inc. is coming under scrutiny this summer after authorities reported that 30 attendees were taken to hospitals in the Chicago area. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that five were in critical condition. They were sent to the hospitals during the Memorial Day weekend from the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Chicagoland Speedway, where police confiscated about 100 Ecstasy pills. Four of those taken to hospitals needed assistance breathing and were intubated, and a “couple” of others experienced seizures, the Tribune reported, quoting Joe Formhals, the fire chief of the suburb of Joliet.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By August Brown
The man who gave the world DJ Pauly D is looking for a few good ravers for his next project. Pop & Hiss was pleased to be on the receiving end of a notice from Doron Ofir Casting, the agency that corralled the stars of "Jersey Shore" and "RuPaul's Drag Race. " The casting call is looking for EDM fans with plans to attend the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, and who wouldn't mind letting a camera crew tag along for the ride as part of an official documentary project. "DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY?
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Melissa McCarthy, starring in "The Heat" (which opens Friday) with Sandra Bullock, is a talented comedic actress, on screens big ("Bridesmaids") and small ("Mike and Molly").  But she seems to have had to spend a lot of time talking to interviewers about her weight -- Rex Reed famously, rudely, compared her to a tractor. In the July/August issue of More magazine, she reportedly says she isn't as sensitive to the weight conversation as she once was, and used to obsess about her weight until she realized it was a waste of time.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. The Electric Daisy Carnival documentary had its premiere in Hollywood last night, and a near-riot broke out. ( Los Angeles Times ) The cast of the 25th anniversary touring company of "Les Miserables" mashed up its musical with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" for a video. ( Los Angeles Times ) A woman tried to burgle Alex Trebek's hotel room in San Francisco, but the "Jeopardy!" host gave chase.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Concert and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a stake in the events company that puts on the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed. Beverly Hills-based Live Nation would purchase a roughly 50% interest in Insomniac Events. The Los Angeles company produces electronic dance music concerts at venues across Southern California and elsewhere. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the pending sale, said Live Nation is paying $50 million for the stake in Insomniac.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
The dance-heavy Electric Daisy Carnival left L.A. for Las Vegas last year, but it remains a marquee music festival in the Southwest, comparable with Coachella in day-to-day attendance. For casual fans, combing through the relentless four-on-the-floor kick-thump and the endless micro-genres of techno and dubstep can be as baffling as figuring out how to secure fairy wings to a bikini top. Names like will.i.am and David Guetta need no introduction, but here's a quick primer on the must-see acts this weekend in a sea of earnest guys hovering over laptops.
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June 25, 2009 | Ramie Becker
Just in time for the June gloom to lift and the weather to turn hot, the country's biggest dance party returns to steam up the night-life scene. The 13th annual Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the L.A. Coliseum, this time with an expanded lineup sprawling over two days, Friday and Saturday, filling the massive venue with dance music, art installations, carnival rides and live performances, all happening simultaneously on six themed stages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2010 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
More than 100 people were taken to hospitals and dozens were arrested during a two-day electronic music festival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and at Exposition Park, authorities said. The 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured carnival rides, five stages and performances by Moby, Will.i.am, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5, drew a total of 185,000 people on Friday and Saturday, said Alexandra Greenberg, a publicist for the event. Because of the size of the event, paramedics were stationed at an on-site command post, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Reed Johnson and Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word. "R" stands for "rave," as techno dance parties have been commonly known since they were birthed in the suburbs of post-industrial Detroit and the underground clubs of Thatcherite Britain in the late 1980s and early '90s. The "E" word, as dance music aficionados know, is Ecstasy, the controversial, euphoria-inducing drug that's used by many ravers to enhance their connection to the frenetically beat-driven music.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
SFX Entertainment Inc., the electronic dance music promoter founded by Robert F.X. Sillerman, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $175 million.  The New York company represents festivals and events including Tomorrowland, Sensation and Mysteryland.  In another sign of the growing business of electronic dance music , or EDM, the company plans to use the money raised in the IPO for acquiring companies and expanding...
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June 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Holly Madison is engaged, and she has a gargantuan ring that says so. Madison, 31, one of Playboy editor Hugh Hefner's many ex-girlfriends, who had their relationship chronicled in the E! reality show "The Girls Next Door," announced the big news on her blog late Monday. "I got engaged on Sunday!" Madison wrote. "My fiancé was so wonderful in creating such a romantic night!" PHOTOS: Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names Pasquale Rotella proposed to her Sunday while riding the Ferris wheel at Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
As long as there has been electronic dance music, there has been at least one dumb complaint about it - that all the music sounds the same. That's a tedious line, one usually said by rock snobs who proudly admit they don't listen to the stuff. But this year, they have a point - as least as far as dance music festivals go in Southern California and Las Vegas. The latter is the home of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival, the main event for the L.A. promotion firm Insomniac. Looking at this year's sold-out EDC bill, it's clear there has never been a better time to be a dance music fan in America, and Southern California in particular.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Pitbull can't get enough of Los Angeles. Two days after he played the Hollywood Bowl with Kesha -- in a concert The Times' August Brown called "a fire hose of raved-up singles, crotch-swinging guitar solos [and] Spanglish salaciousness" -- the Miami-based rapper announced he'll return to town to co-headline the H2O Music Festival, set to go down Aug. 17 at L.A. State Historic Park. Other performers on the bill, assembled by the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, include A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi, Prince Royce, Frankie J, "American Idol" alum Jessica Sanchez and Inglewood native Becky G. REVIEW: Kesha, Pitbull both shine in an odd pairing at the Bowl Univision launched H2O in 2012 with Snoop Dogg, Wisin & Yandel, John Legend and Paulina Rubio, among others.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
The Electric Daisy Carnival is getting the documentary treatment from a pair of filmmakers who were behind the recent Justin Bieber and Katy Perry concert movies. “EDC 2013: You Are the Headliner” is being directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of production company Magical Elves. The film will focus on next month's Electric Daisy festival in Las Vegas, a music event that is expected to draw 345,000 people.  Production company Haven Entertainment is making the movie in conjunction with Electric Daisy producer Insomniac Events. Los Angeles-based Insomniac puts on electronic dance music concerts at venues across Southern California and elsewhere. A 2010 iteration of the Electric Daisy rave drew as many as 200,000 to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By August Brown
The man who gave the world DJ Pauly D is looking for a few good ravers for his next project. Pop & Hiss was pleased to be on the receiving end of a notice from Doron Ofir Casting, the agency that corralled the stars of "Jersey Shore" and "RuPaul's Drag Race. " The casting call is looking for EDM fans with plans to attend the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, and who wouldn't mind letting a camera crew tag along for the ride as part of an official documentary project. "DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Insomniac Events, the producer of the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music events, confirmed in a statement to the Los Angeles Times that it has had talks with Live Nation Entertainment Inc. regarding a sale to that company, but no deal is complete. The Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that Beverly Hills-based Live Nation would purchase a roughly 50% interest in Insomniac. The company produces electronic dance music concerts at venues across Southern California and elsewhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Concert and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a stake in the events company that puts on the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed. Beverly Hills-based Live Nation would purchase a roughly 50% interest in Insomniac Events. The Los Angeles company produces electronic dance music concerts at venues across Southern California and elsewhere. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the pending sale, said Live Nation is paying $50 million for the stake in Insomniac.
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