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December 21, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
A skiing accident helped push K. Ivan Narragon into his own business. Narragon, 57, and his son had been selling labels to consumer-product manufacturers and were getting tired of the feast-or-famine life of commissioned sales, he said. The frustration spurred action in 1985 when Narragon's son collided with another skier on the slopes at Lake Tahoe. His son, Ivan L. Narragon, now 38, suffered severe injury to his head. Doctors offered little hope for a full recovery.
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December 14, 2012 | Randy Lewis and Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
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September 13, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz is leaving the Silver Lake-based indie label he's overseen since 2004. Home to more than 15 active artists, including Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Grammy-nominated rock act the Silversun Pickups, Dangerbird's day-to-day will now be run by Jenni Sperandeo, who joined the company in 2010 and served as the label's head of promotion. A press release states that Castelaz will focus on his management roster at Cast Management, which currently includes the Dropkick Murphys and record producers Tony Hoffer, Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Jacquire King.
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September 13, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz is leaving the Silver Lake-based indie label he's overseen since 2004. Home to more than 15 active artists, including Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Grammy-nominated rock act the Silversun Pickups, Dangerbird's day-to-day will now be run by Jenni Sperandeo, who joined the company in 2010 and served as the label's head of promotion. A press release states that Castelaz will focus on his management roster at Cast Management, which currently includes the Dropkick Murphys and record producers Tony Hoffer, Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Jacquire King.
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May 15, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most moms were waiting for that special phone call, a meal that someone else cooked or even to be treated like a queen for a day, more than 800 mothers and their children got more than that, enjoying a special Mother's Day luncheon Sunday afternoon--an event for single mothers only.
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October 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A feud between the founders of Madonna's Maverick Records, one of the most successful start-up labels of the decade, is threatening to undercut the label's value if it goes up for sale next year. Sources said Maverick co-Chairman Freddy DeMann might leave the company before January with a buyout package worth more than $20 million.
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December 14, 2012 | Randy Lewis and Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
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April 24, 1997 | Dow Jones
Moore Corp., a Toronto-based business-forms company, said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Brea-based United Ad Label Co., a privately held distributor of labels. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. United Ad, which had 225 employees and annual revenue of more than $30 million, will operate as a unit of Moore's Label and Labels Systems division, Moore said. The transaction is expected to close by May 30.
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June 30, 1987
An electrical short in a water heater started a fire that caused more than half a million dollars in damage at the California Pacific Label Co. on West Lincoln Avenue early Monday, Anaheim Fire Department Investigator Don Penfield said. The fire began about 12:45 a.m. and was extinguished by about 20 firefighters in 30 minutes, Penfield said. No one was inside the building when the fire started, he said. Damage to equipment and inventory was estimated at $500,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Much-praised soul man Tony Rich is getting an assist from Eric Clapton, who is playing guitar on several songs for the second Tony Rich Project album, due later this year from LaFace Records. That's the label co-owned by Babyface, who produced Clapton's Grammy-nominated hit "Change the World." . . . David Bowie will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 12, not coincidentally the day after Virgin Records releases his new "Earthling" album. . . .
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October 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A feud between the founders of Madonna's Maverick Records, one of the most successful start-up labels of the decade, is threatening to undercut the label's value if it goes up for sale next year. Sources said Maverick co-Chairman Freddy DeMann might leave the company before January with a buyout package worth more than $20 million.
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May 15, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most moms were waiting for that special phone call, a meal that someone else cooked or even to be treated like a queen for a day, more than 800 mothers and their children got more than that, enjoying a special Mother's Day luncheon Sunday afternoon--an event for single mothers only.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
A skiing accident helped push K. Ivan Narragon into his own business. Narragon, 57, and his son had been selling labels to consumer-product manufacturers and were getting tired of the feast-or-famine life of commissioned sales, he said. The frustration spurred action in 1985 when Narragon's son collided with another skier on the slopes at Lake Tahoe. His son, Ivan L. Narragon, now 38, suffered severe injury to his head. Doctors offered little hope for a full recovery.
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July 17, 2003 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
The Queen of Salsa is dead. Celia Cruz, the Afro-Cuban singer who rose from a humble Havana home to command half a century of Latin dance music with her sonorous voice and regal yet folksy personality, died Wednesday afternoon at her Fort Lee, N.J., home after a battle with brain cancer. She was 77. Her death came two days after her 41st wedding anniversary.
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November 22, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT
Remember the late Marvin Gaye's sleek, sexy R&B crooning? Well, don't expect anything remotely like that from his daughter Nona. The 18-year-old, whose debut album (see review, Page 62) has just been released, sounds more like tiny-voiced dance divas Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. But that's fine with young Gaye, who prefers not to remind anyone of her father. "Musically, I'm totally different from my dad," she explains in her Redondo Beachapartment. "I never wanted to sound like him.
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