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June 3, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Rissmiller seemed at once wistful and agitated as he sat in his West Hollywood office and considered a species he believes is in danger of extinction: concert promoters with a flair for showmanship. "Don King . . . George Steinbrenner . . . those are promoters," he said. It's not coincidence, he noted, that these are names associated with sports--not music. "I think the concert biz is pretty boring. There are really no master showmen anymore.
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May 26, 1994
The annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach and the Troubadours of Music & Crafts Festival will not clash on June 4-5 after all. Troubadours fest promoter Jim Rissmiller said the event has been postponed, probably until late August, because of rising costs and the loss of the event's airline sponsor. He said the festival will not take place in UCLA's Drake Stadium as announced, but at a location to be determined.
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May 26, 1994
The annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach and the Troubadours of Music & Crafts Festival will not clash on June 4-5 after all. Troubadours fest promoter Jim Rissmiller said the event has been postponed, probably until late August, because of rising costs and the loss of the event's airline sponsor. He said the festival will not take place in UCLA's Drake Stadium as announced, but at a location to be determined.
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June 3, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Rissmiller seemed at once wistful and agitated as he sat in his West Hollywood office and considered a species he believes is in danger of extinction: concert promoters with a flair for showmanship. "Don King . . . George Steinbrenner . . . those are promoters," he said. It's not coincidence, he noted, that these are names associated with sports--not music. "I think the concert biz is pretty boring. There are really no master showmen anymore.
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May 4, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
The annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach and the Troubadours of Music & Crafts Festival won't clash on the weekend of June 4 and 5 after all. Troubadours fest promoter Jim Rissmiller has announced postponement of the event, probably until late August.
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December 12, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lennon Tribute Set: Plans were announced Monday for "Come Together," a tribute to John Lennon and the 25th anniversary of the British Invasion, which will be in Milwaukee on March 12 and 13. While producer Jim Rissmiller said that details still have to be worked out, he said that the multimedia event "bridging the gap between the musical generations" would be broadcast on cable or pay-per-view television.
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April 14, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
D. L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4-5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center. Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their hometown of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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April 28, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
D. L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4-5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their hometown of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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April 8, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a repeat of what was described last year as a scheduling gaffe, two major folk-oriented music festivals will again take place in the Southland on the same weekend in June just 30 miles apart. More than 50 performers of folk, country, blues and roots-based styles will participate in the Troubadours of Music and Crafts Festival slated for June 4-5 at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
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April 7, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
D.L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4 and 5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Singer-guitarist-songwriter Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their home town of Scott, La., since the '50s.
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January 10, 1985 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
When Jim Rissmiller was the new kid at the William Morris talent agency 21 years ago, he was asked to deliver a script to Robert Mitchum's house. Rissmiller was a big Mitchum fan, and although he felt certain that the actor wouldn't be home, he was still excited about being headed there. "But when I rang the bell, Mitchum answered the door," Rissmiller recalled. "It was pouring rain outside, so he asked me in for coffee. I told him I couldn't, that I had to go.
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July 7, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The fresh twists offered by California's new election rules are challenging candidates gearing up for November to find ways to attract votes from the opposite party. That could be key in the hottest races the June primary spawned, forcing many like-minded competitors to court voters they previously could have ignored. The fall ballot will feature 28 contests between members of the same party: nine with Republicans and 19 with Democrats. Reaching for votes across party lines could be necessary to win in many of those cases.
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