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December 17, 1998 | Melinda Fulmer
Nightclub operator House of Blues is expanding its corporate headquarters and moving them to new offices in April. The company, which now leases about 24,000 square feet in an office complex near its club on the Sunset Strip, signed a lease for 33,000 square feet at Sunset Media Tower, which is owned by Beverly Hills-based Kennedy-Wilson Inc. The 10-year lease at 6255 Sunset Blvd. is valued at $7 million, according to sources close to the deal.
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October 28, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A fire hydrant in Hollywood that ruptured after a car slammed into it Monday morning sent water high into the air and onto the House of Blues property, authorities said. Firefighters who received a call about the incident about 3:47 a.m. controlled the water spurt in the 8400 block of Sunset Boulevard and had the scene cleared an hour later. It was unclear how much damage the water caused to the concert venue. A representative at House of Blues could not immediately be reached. Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Bowman at the West Hollywood station said the driver was not impaired at the time of the crash.  It was not immediately known what caused the driver to veer off the road and slam into the fire hydrant, Bowman added.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1994 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
This winter when Ken Frank took off his apron and closed up for the last time at La Toque, he had already signed on as chef for House of Blues down the road. The immense hall clad in weathered tin siding opened on May 1 and as for Frank cooking, well he is and he isn't. As head chef, he oversees the in-house restaurant one floor above the performance stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013
Steven Ellison's (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) fourth full-length album, "Until the Quiet Comes" comes after 2010's "Cosmogramma" and a sea change in the American electronica scene. "Cosmogramma" was indebted to the astral free-jazz legacy of his family (his aunt is Alice Coltrane and his cousin is saxophonist Ravi Coltrane). It raised his profile considerably, featuring contributions from Erykah Badu and Radiohead's Thom Yorke. "Until the Quiet Comes" is a sleeker, uncluttered pivot from that sound.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1997 | Chuck Philips
Under pressure from the board of directors, House of Blues founder Isaac Tigrett is expected to step down this week--as early as today--as chief executive and chairman of the hip West Hollywood-based nightclub-restaurant chain, sources said. Tigrett, who will retain a chairman emeritus title at the corporation, is being removed amid complaints by the board about high spending and poor financial performance at the chain, sources said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1994 | HEIDI SIEGMUND
"Help Ever. Hurt Never." The words, visible on every video monitor at the House of Blues during its private opening bash on Friday, are the motto of the new Sunset Strip nightclub. While the club's employees made a laudable attempt to be helpful, the hourlong wait in line outside certainly hurt a few Hollywood egos. But the party--the first in a series of invitation-only inaugural events before it opens to the public on Sunday with Isaac Hayes headlining--was worth the wait.
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September 3, 2000 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Music can certainly be felt, but could it be seen, wondered architect Finn Kappe. So he asked a Design Studio class that he teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture to transpose a piece of music into a physical structure. "I wanted the students to chart it graphically, analyzing the music's emotional content, rhythm, time and sonic space--that place you go when you shut your eyes and just listen," says the architect, who also plays the guitar.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The show must go on . . . rock 'n' roll will never die . . . and where it all happens shouldn't really matter. But it does. Which makes the opening of a new chapter of the House of Blues in Anaheim a newsworthy event, boding mostly well for Orange County music fans. So on Friday's opening of the Anaheim venue, located on the new Downtown Disney outdoor mall adjacent to Disneyland, a sold-out crowd came to hear local heroes Lit perform its anthems of pop-punk-metal self-awareness.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2004 | Arlene Martinez, Times Staff Writer
An infusion of cash will allow House of Blues Entertainment Inc. to expand in the U.S., the company said Monday. House of Blues said it would open new clubs with money from two investors -- $30 million from Ares Management and $5 million from J.P. Morgan Partners -- plus a $75-million line of credit with Banc of America Securities and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. There are House of Blues venues in seven U.S. cities, including Anaheim, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1997 | JERRY CROWE
* New York rapper Rakim, above, returns to the House of Blues for a Dec. 28 performance after selling out a show at the Sunset Strip club only last week. Tickets are on sale now. . . . Tickets are also available now for the Mavericks, March 13 at the House of Blues. . . . Andy Summers, former guitarist for the Police, will be at the Ventura Theatre on Dec. 17. Tickets are on sale now. . . . Available Friday: the Space Monkeys, Dec. 15 at the Troubadour. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
The O.C. rockabilly/punk band Social Distortion aims to bring happy holidays to rockers by playing 24 shows at House of Blues locations in L.A. and Orange County through late January. Singer Mike Ness will growl his way through heart-pounding set after set, accompanied each time by a different opening lineup. House of Blues (various locations). Times and prices vary. http://www.houseofblues.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich
When Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger reformed the Doors with a comeback gig at the Whisky at last year's Sunset Strip Music Festival, it was the hottest ticket at the event, with landmark songs like "Riders of the Storm" and "Light My Fire" echoing once again at the club where the band first made its mark. This year's festival is giving the iconic '60s band an even larger spotlight. Now in its fifth year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival once again pays homage to the Strip's illustrious musical heritage with an event at the House of Blues on Thursday that will pay tribute to the Doors with Krieger, Manzarek and John Densmore in attendance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2012
EVENTS The Sunset Strip gets a little more strip-happy at Dita Von Teese's "Strip Strip Hooray," a variety of show burlesque, dancing and jovial erotica from the pop culture icon (and onetime Marilyn Manson amour). House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35. hob.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2012 | By Ernest Hardy, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"I sometimes drink 'til I am empty, grab another from the shelf," begins a verse from the Flogging Molly song "The Cradle of Humankind. " It concludes with the couplet, "Never listened to much reason, 'til I hear it's last call / When I notice that my ghost is still dancing on its own. " "Cradle" is one of the highlights off the seven-piece band's angry, beautiful, politically charged CD "Speed of Darkness," a raucous, punk-folk collection that...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Just for a moment, as Carlos Santana was outlining the philosophy underlying his latest business venture, it started to sound as if he might be branching out into the food service industry. "What we do is focus on making everything fresh," the veteran musician and bandleader said. "I remind people: 'Ooh — don't bring last night's leftovers! Make it fresh and new and people will feel it.'" He's not launching a new Subway sandwich franchise but a two-year residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, where beginning May 2 he'll be holding court for 80 nights a year with a reimagined show he's calling "Greatest Hits Live: Santana — Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2012
MUSIC Do you still believe in a thing called love? The Darkness does. After the codpiece-rock throwback last album "One Way Ticket to Hell ... and Back" flopped, they've returned re-energized with a new round of '70s- and '80s-indebted riffage in preparation for a third record. House of Blues, 8430 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Sun. hob.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2004 | Richard Cromelin
Four major pop acts will play rare club shows the week before the Grammys in a benefit series sponsored by American Express. Elvis Costello & the Imposters (Feb. 4), the Strokes (Feb. 5), Stevie Wonder (Feb. 6) and Counting Crows (Feb. 7) will play the House of Blues in West Hollywood, with proceeds going to music education programs in public schools nationwide.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1995
Moving aggressively to expand its presence in cyberspace, West Hollywood-based House of Blues next month will launch its own area on America Online, with links to its existing site on the Internet's World Wide Web. The fast-growing entertainment combine is also moving into the business of Web site design and has already built sites for CBS Radio, British Telecom and the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
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