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April 12, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Some chief executives take their counsel from boards of directors. Others rely on brain trusts, or their spouses. Isaac Tigrett has an Indian swami named Sai Baba. The Hard Rock Cafe co-founder credits Baba, his spiritual adviser, with persuading him to take a second run at the restaurant business after he flirted with retirement. "He said Hard Rock was high school," Tigrett recalled, "and now it's time to go on to the university."
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July 29, 1994 | CATHERINE JORDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a recent Sunday afternoon gospel session at the House of Blues, 30 young voices rose in high-pitched unison: "Money ain't everythiiiiiiiing!" While Brent Jones & the TP Mob energized an overflow crowd of 300, House of Blues' founder Isaac Tigrett waited to meet with an investor in the rapidly growing chain of music clubs, whose third branch is a $9-million extravaganza on the Sunset Strip.
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BUSINESS
July 29, 1994 | CATHERINE JORDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a recent Sunday afternoon gospel session at the House of Blues, 30 young voices rose in high-pitched unison: "Money ain't everythiiiiiiiing!" While Brent Jones & the TP Mob energized an overflow crowd of 300, House of Blues' founder Isaac Tigrett waited to meet with an investor in the rapidly growing chain of music clubs, whose third branch is a $9-million extravaganza on the Sunset Strip.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Some chief executives take their counsel from boards of directors. Others rely on brain trusts, or their spouses. Isaac Tigrett has an Indian swami named Sai Baba. The Hard Rock Cafe co-founder credits Baba, his spiritual adviser, with persuading him to take a second run at the restaurant business after he flirted with retirement. "He said Hard Rock was high school," Tigrett recalled, "and now it's time to go on to the university."
BUSINESS
June 4, 1999
Lou Mann has been named president of House of Blues Media Properties, a division of Los Angeles-based House of Blues Entertainment Inc. Mann, a former senior vice president and general manager of Capitol Records, will oversee House of Blues' globally distributed properties such as its interactive broadcast programming.
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July 14, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Live Nation Inc., the concert promoter spun off by Clear Channel Communications Inc., acquired a majority stake in apparel company Trunk Ltd. to sell products to music fans. Trunk has 60 apparel licenses for music stars including the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Blondie, Beverly Hills-based Live Nation said. Terms weren't disclosed. The acquisition is the third since Live Nation became a separate public company.
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December 21, 2004 | James Bates
House of Blues Entertainment said it had retained investment bank UBS Securities to advise it in the potential sale of its concert unit. House of Blues Concerts Inc. was formed after the company acquired Universal Concerts from Seagram Co. in 1999, and has since had a tough time competing against bigger rivals such as Clear Channel Entertainment. This year, the unit announced a $110-million recapitalization.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1995
Joel Simon has been named president of Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment's motion pictures division. QDE, a joint venture with Time Warner Entertainment, is in TV production, publishing, interactive and station ownership. Simon was with Todman-Simon Productions, which produced such films as "Married to the Mob" and "Hard to Kill." At QDE, he will oversee a film slate that includes "Spy vs. Spy." * HOB Entertainment Inc.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc.'s Internet music unit, MTVi Group Inc., said it will feature live, pay-per-view music events online from the House of Blues Entertainment Inc., owner of one of the largest live-music Web sites. MTVi also said it took an undisclosed equity stake in closely held House of Blues. Under the two-year deal, MTVi will run House of Blues events through its MTV.com, VH1.com and SonicNet.com sites. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1999
House of Blues Concerts Inc., which had sought a contract to operate the Greek Theatre, sued the city of Los Angeles on Tuesday, alleging illegalities by the City Council when it extended the current operator's lease. Without competitively bidding the contract, the council voted to allow Nederlander-Greek Inc., a politically connected group, to continue running the Greek.
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November 18, 2004 | Debora Vrana, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles investment firm Ares Management said Wednesday that it had acquired Marietta Corp., which bills itself as the world's largest supplier of soaps and shampoos to hotels. Ares, which already owns lingerie marketer Maidenform Inc. and a major stake in luggage maker Samsonite Corp., didn't disclose the price tag for BFMA Holding Corp., the parent of Cortland, N.Y.-based Marietta. However, sources valued the deal at about $150 million.
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July 6, 2006 | Charles Duhigg, Times Staff Writer
The concert industry contracted further Wednesday when the country's largest promoter, Live Nation Inc., agreed to pay $350 million to acquire its closest competitor, House of Blues Entertainment Inc. The deal would add House of Blues' eight amphitheaters and 10 clubs -- including the famed location on Sunset Boulevard -- to the 153 venues managed by Live Nation, which spun off in December from radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc.
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