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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 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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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 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
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
March 30, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In an agonizing overtime loss to the last-place Edmonton Oilers, Ducks star forward Corey Perry took seven shots, was around the net routinely and couldn't score a goal. "We've got to put those in … don't look for the easy outs," said Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau . "When he bears down on those, he usually scores. " Less than 24 hours later, with first place in the Pacific Division at hand against a Vancouver Canucks team clinging to playoff life, Perry bore down. He powered to the net again Saturday, took a Saku Koivu pass through traffic and banged at the puck until a clinching third-period goal seized the night.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | Chris Erskine
The Arizona coach is like a quivering tea kettle. Wisconsin's guy is witty enough to do stand-up comedy. The only one of these four head coaches I'd ever buy anything from - a toaster, an annuity - is Baylor's, and he's gone. Also gone is the Aztecs' Steve Fisher, who had to be the inspiration for Coach T in those Toyota spots. In the postgame confab Thursday night, he lashed out over a breach of protocol, then ended the odd session by asking the media about the timing of a goaltending call.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
EDMONTON, Canada - Traded Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth left Anaheim on March 4 in 82-degree weather, arriving at his new team's home with the thermometer at minus-13. That's minus-25 Celsius up here. "Here we go … ," Fasth said to himself, capping events that reveal how fast yesterday's rising star can transform into an expendable commodity. Fasth, 31, went from being goalie 1-A for the playoff-thinking Ducks (47-18-7) to sharing time in net with ex-King Ben Scrivens for the last-place Edmonton Oilers (25-39-9)
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Even a hugely talented class needs a scolding every so often. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau watched his team slipping, turning a potential blowout against an Eastern Conference minnow into a fast-and-loose game. Fine for pond hockey but not an NHL stretch run. Boudreau called a timeout after the struggling Florida Panthers scored twice and pulled within a goal at the 10:00 mark in the second period and issued some stern reminders. It wasn't quite the Socratic method, but it worked and the Ducks needed 55 seconds after the timeout to score and then cruised, winning, 6-2, on Sunday night at Honda Center.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Usually, it's Dustin Penner seeking to provide the creative response to a question. But when the former Ducks forward was pulled off the Honda Center ice March 4 and told by General Manager Bob Murray he'd been traded to the Washington Capitals, Penner did the asking: Why? "Cap room," Murray replied. Penner's reunion season with the Ducks ended in a deal for a fourth-round draft pick the Ducks then dealt to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Stephane Robidas . Penner and the Caps visit Anaheim on Tuesday night.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
The song at the end of Saturday night's Big West tournament championship game at Honda Center won't be the NCAA's signature “One Shining Moment.” If you're looking for a snappy lyric, try Frank Sinatra's “Grab your coat and get your hat.” The Big West winner, Cal Poly or Cal State Northridge, is almost certainly headed to a “play-in” game for the NCAA tournament on Tuesday or Wednesday in Dayton. OK, OK, it's technically called "first round" now that the tournament field has been expanded to 68 teams.
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
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
March 13, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Seventh-seeded Cal Poly pulled off a huge upset in the Big West Tournament on Thursday by stunning second-seeded UC Santa Barbara, 69-38, at Honda Center. Cal Poly's win in the first game of the tournament came just five days after the Mustangs suffered a 16-point home defeat to Santa Barbara. “We just decided to turn the pressure up everywhere, and make the game ugly,” Cal Poly Coach Joe Collero said. Cal Poly (11-19) dominated from start to finish and completely frustrated Santa Barbara's Alan Williams, the conference player of the year.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
CALGARY, Canada -- Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau in Tuesday's practice called his team out to show more commitment to shooting and congesting the area in front of the opposing goalie. With his team 4-5-2 in the last 11 games before Wednesday night's game against the Calgary Flames (25-33-7) at the Saddledome and three for 39 on the power play in the last 12, Boudreau issued a forceful reminder of how to correct it. “You've got to get back to doing the simple things: shooting pucks, retrieving pucks, traffic in front of the net and win the battles,” Boudreau told reporters after scolding his team.
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