October 8, 1991 |
Live Entertainment Asset Sold: The Van Nuys home video company said the sale of Navarre Corp., which sells recorded music from independent labels, to a group headed by Navarre management marks the last piece of its money-losing Lieberman Enterprises unit to be divested. The price was not disclosed. Live also said it settled for undisclosed terms three lawsuits by former shareholders of Navarre stemming from Live's 1990 acquisition of Navarre. Live is 54% owned by Carolco Pictures Inc.
January 23, 1990
Van Nuys-based Live Entertainment's wholly owned subsidiary, Lieberman Enterprises, said it completed its acquisition of Navarre Corp., a Minneapolis distributor of music and personal computer software and accessories with $40 million in annual revenues. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Lieberman, also based in Minneapolis, supplies records and videocassettes to retailers. It said the addition of Navarre would give it more than 1,300 employees nationwide.
June 26, 1991 |
Entertainment Firm to Sell Assets: Live Entertainment Inc. of Van Nuys, a video and music company, said it has agreed to sell most of the assets of its unprofitable Lieberman Enterprises Inc. subsidiary for about $100 million in cash to Handleman Co. of Troy, Mich. Lieberman, a Minneapolis-based video, recorded music and computer software distributor, has been hurt by the weak retail environment and lack of hit audio and video releases, Live said.
February 21, 2002 |
Rarely does cinema transform into something poetic. But that is the case with Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries" (1957), one of his masterpieces. This haunting, lyrical drama arrives on DVD ($40) in a lovely new disc from Criterion that won't disappoint the admirers of the Swedish director. Victor Sjostrom, who directed several silent films including "The Wind" with Lillian Gish, stars in the intimate film as an elderly college professor beset with nightmares of death and images from his past.
November 29, 1989 |
Ed Shaughnessy got his start as a small-group drummer in New York in the mid-to-late '50s, but it's as the rhythmic helmsman of Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" orchestra that he is best known. "I guess you could say I was a be-bop drummer that developed into a big-band drummer," Shaughnessy said. "You have to learn a few different things for big-band drumming.
November 30, 2000 |
Despite mixed to negative reviews, the outrageous Martin Lawrence comedy, "Big Momma's House," became one of the biggest hits of the summer. And because it made beaucoup bucks at the box office, Fox has given it the "A" DVD treatment. Lawrence stars as an FBI agent who takes on an elaborate disguise to become an overweight, cantankerous grandmother of a young woman (Nia Long) who is a girlfriend of a fugitive.