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November 15, 2012
Rush is one of the most prominent groups of the 1970s and '80s prog rock movement whose fans have been screaming at the proverbial windmills for the 13 years that the band has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Forty-four years after it formed, the band responsible for songs such as "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," the epic concept album "2112" and dozens of gold records has made the first cut on its way to the theoretically hallowed walls of the Cleveland rock institution.
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April 26, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense. Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the edge they'd earned by winning the first two games at home. But by overpowering Dallas, 6-2, at Honda Center on Friday, the Ducks took a 3-2 series lead and moved into position to close out the series Sunday. They've been there, too, needing a road win to wrap up a playoff series, but didn't do it. It was just last season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Rhea Mahbubani
Jon Bon Jovi doesn't want to be another wave in the ocean. He is a rock, not just another grain of sand. And he definitely rocked Wednesday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Why? Because he can. Rock band Bon Jovi made a stop in Anaheim as part of its Because We Can tour, in support of its album “What About Now.” Having started in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, the group is poised to perform across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners With returns to Wales and South Africa and first-time shows in Bulgaria and Poland, the tour snagged the No. 1 spot in Pollstar's Top 100 Mid Year Worldwide Tours, having already grossed $142.1 million.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
It will be a game-time decision whether Ryan Getzlaf will play Friday in Game 5 of the Ducks' deadlocked first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The team's leading scorer missed Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Dallas because of an upper-body injury that Coach Bruce Boudreau said was aggravated in the previous game, a 3-0 road loss. Neither Boudreau nor Getzlaf would confirm whether the injury is connected to the multiple stitches Getzlaf received after being struck in the face with a puck blasted by Dallas scoring leader Tyler Seguin in Game 1. Getzlaf was ruled out of Game 4 Wednesday morning, and then boarded a flight back to Southern California for an afternoon medical appointment.
SPORTS
January 10, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
As the clock ticks hurriedly to NHL's opening night Jan. 19, the Ducks gathered Thursday at Honda Center for an informal practice without a coach partially to gauge where their conditioning is before the 48-game sprint of a labor-stoppage-shortened season. “From what I saw, the guys have taken care of themselves and I think we'll be ready to go,” said left wing Matt Beleskey, who spent three months of the layoff playing for the Coventry Blaze in England - the team covering his expenses with him funding his own insurance.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
High above the arena floor, Drake strolled around a suspended catwalk at the Honda Center in Anaheim, singling out audience members for a few seconds of face time with the man they'd paid to encounter. “You've been giving me love all night,” the hip-hop star told the crowd below him during his show Thursday night. “Now I get to give it right back to you.” The two lines capture Drake, 27, in a nutshell: He's an object of adoration who makes his fans feel like they're the cherished ones.
SPORTS
February 8, 2010
Kings-Ducks tonight When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 36-19-3, Ducks 27-24-7. Season series: Kings 3-0-0. Update: Something has to give. The Kings have won a franchise-record nine consecutive games. The Ducks have won their last nine at home. Goaltending has been a key for both teams. The Kings' Jonathan Quick leads the NHL in wins with 34. The Ducks' Jonas Hiller was 12th with 23. But Hiller has 11 fewer starts after sharing the job with Jean-Sebastien Giguere before Giguere was traded to Toronto.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Regular season champion UC Irvine seeks to earn its first-ever NCAA tournament berth when the Big West Conference Tournament begins play Thursday at the Honda Center. The top-seeded Anteaters (22-10, 13-3) play eighth-seeded UC Riverside (10-20, 5-11) in the 6 p.m. game.  UCI's 22 wins are three shy of the school record of 25 set by the 2000-01 team. The winner of the three-day Big West tournament receives an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Tournament. "Everyone restarts now at the same point," UCI Coach Russell Turner, the Big West coach of the year, said Monday on a conference call.
SPORTS
August 29, 2012
Unlike the Sept. 15 conflict of boxing cards pitting Mexican stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., there won't be another conflict of dates between super-bantamweight champions. Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer announced to The Times on Wednesday that World Boxing Council champion Abner Mares of Hawaiian Gardens will move off Oct. 13, and fight Anselmo Moreno on Oct. 27 at Honda Center in Anaheim. The date change clears a conflict with World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who will defend his belts Oct. 13 at Home Depot Center in Carson against Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Fittingly, "The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring" is an epic undertaking. "It's such a huge score," said composer Howard Shore, who won an Oscar for his work on Peter Jackson's 2001 first installment in his ambitious "Lord of the Rings" trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien beloved fantasy novel. "It's nearly three hours. It is really difficult to do. It requires 225 people on stage to play the music, a symphony orchestra and chorus. " For the performance, which comes to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, Ludwig Wicki conducts the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir and soloist soprano Kaitlyn Lusk.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - The captain is hurt, the goalie is shaken, old demons are at the door. The top-seeded Ducks are now in a three-game fight for survival against an energetic, upset-minded Dallas Stars team that roared back Wednesday for a 4-2 victory to tie the Western Conference first-round playoff series at two games apiece. “It's all about us and our execution,” Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler said. “We're lying if we tell ourselves we've played our best hockey in any one of these four games.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ryan Getzlaf has produced an uncommon hat trick just one game into the Stanley Cup playoffs. A goal, a gash and a baby girl. The Ducks center and his wife, Paige, welcomed their third child, daughter Willa, to the world at 12:36 a.m. Friday. Getzlaf didn't attend Friday morning's skate at Honda Center, but Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he's playing tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Stars. Getzlaf scored a goal in the Ducks' 4-3 Game 1 victory and suffered a nasty gash under his mouth in the closing seconds by standing in front of a shot fired by Dallas' goals leader Tyler Seguin.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Someday, Ryan Getzlaf will explain to his daughter Willa why he looked like Frankenstein's monster in photos taken the day she was born, his chin and cheek zippered with stitches and a purple bruise blossoming on the left side of his face. Getzlaf, who scored the Ducks' first goal in their 3-2 playoff victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night at Honda Center, probably will say the whole thing was no big deal. Daddy took a puck in the face and it hurt for a while but he was there when she was born.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
With grand postseason plans, the Ducks are expected to put a rookie in goal tonight when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin against the Dallas Stars at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, who was 20-5 during a season he capped with a shootout win over the Kings at Staples Center on Saturday, was first off the ice at Wednesday's morning skate. Andersen beats out the Ducks' primary regular-season starter, Jonas Hiller, who slumped late, finishing with three consecutive losses, and rookie John Gibson, who was 3-0 last week with a shutout in his NHL debut.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | Helene Elliott
The crowd roared around him and the Dallas Stars pushed and shoved in front of him, but goaltender Frederik Andersen was the most composed person at Honda Center on Wednesday. That's exactly what the Ducks were hoping for when they chose the redheaded rookie to start their playoff opener. The more softly he speaks, the more controlled his movements are when he's in goal, the better the chance he will excel and they will benefit. They knew he was quiet by nature. After his 32-save performance Wednesday in their 4-3 victory, they also know he's immune to the jitters playoff hockey can trigger.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Were those tears or drops of sweat rolling down Teemu Selanne's face Sunday as he skated around the Honda Center, absorbing and returning the crowd's love after the final regular-season game of his Hall of Fame career? If he wept, he wasn't alone. Selanne's love for Southern California was mutual from the day he joined the Ducks in February 1996, traded here by the financially strapped Winnipeg Jets. One sunny breakfast under palm trees, and he was home. "This is my kind of place," he recalled thinking.
SPORTS
March 29, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $75 million in privately backed bonds to "set the table" for the NBA's Sacramento Kings to make Honda Center their new home next season. The bonds will be backed by three companies of Henry Samueli, the Anaheim Ducks' owner and Honda Center operator, and are designated to pay for relocation fees the Kings will need to pay the NBA, along with improvements to Honda Center. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait called the meeting "historic" at its opening, and said after the vote he was "stoked" by the council's action.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Ducks owner Henry Samueli, whose management company operates the Honda Center, said Wednesday he doesn't anticipate bringing an NBA team to the arena as a tenant any time soon but he remains committed to backing his money-losing NHL team and maintaining a state-of-the-art arena. Samueli and his wife, Susan, bought the Ducks from the Walt Disney Co. in 2005 and have since spent $80 million on arena improvements. That includes upgrading locker rooms to NBA standards and undertaking the $20-million Grand Terrace entertainment project that will open Oct. 10, coinciding with the Ducks' home opener.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In a regular season when so much has gone right for the Ducks, Teemu Selanne closed it perfectly Sunday by tugging a fellow Anaheim legend onto the ice for a final skate and embrace in front of an adoring sellout crowd. The Ducks (54-20-8) produced their NHL-best 26th comeback victory with a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center. Afterward, Selanne, 43, found his friend and former Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who's expected to join him in retirement at season's end. “Teemu's such a class act and he's known for a while that this possibly could be my last game,” Giguere said after his 33-save night for the Central Division champions.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
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