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December 20, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
Having become accustomed in the '80s to seeing some of the biggest names in pop music play under the stars at Irvine Meadows and the Pacific Amphitheatre, Orange County concert-goers may get the chance in the '90s to see some of those same big names under a roof. "I think a new Anaheim arena will be the No.
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June 9, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lawsuit that has kept the Pacific Amphitheatre closed for three years was settled late Monday just as jurors were about to reveal their verdict in the $12.5-million civil action. But the Costa Mesa facility on the Orange County Fairgrounds isn't ready to book any acts yet. An Orange County Superior Court judge still must decide acceptable noise levels at the 18,500-seat concert venue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Burned by one federal investigation of the Orange County concert market, Pacific Amphitheatre official Neil Papiano is hoping to spark another. In recent weeks, the U.S. Justice Department blocked the Pacific's plans to take over Irvine Meadows, saying that a merger between the two competitors would create an illegal monopoly in the local concert business. The decision means that the two amphitheaters' profit-draining bidding wars for talent will go on.
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July 20, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
The Pacific Amphitheatre has never turned a profit since opening in 1983, and in 1989 lost more than $2 million, the concert venue's financial controller testified Thursday. Partners in Ned West Inc. have had to loan or invest $17 million to keep the amphitheater afloat since its opening, said David Green, called as a defense witness in the ongoing suit by nearby residents over noise from the 18,500-seat outdoor bowl in Costa Mesa.
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July 18, 1990 | JEANNE WRIGHT
The legal battle over concert noise at the Pacific Amphitheatre will go back to trial today. Last-minute efforts on Tuesday to settle the six-year fight collapsed during another session of bitter talks. "I really thought we were going to reach a settlement. I'm so disappointed," said Costa Mesa resident Laurie Lusk, a plaintiff in the suit against the 18,500-seat amphitheater. Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard J.
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July 20, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday to block the planned merger of Orange County's two biggest concert venues, the Pacific Amphitheatre and Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, contending that the move would create an illegal monopoly. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Justice Department officials said the two huge amphitheaters dominate the concert-venue market in Orange County.
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July 17, 1990 | MARK LANDSBAUM and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it will file a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Orange County's two giant outdoor rock and pop music facilities. "It appears that the proposed transaction would create a monopoly in concert venues in Orange County," said James F. Rill, assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division. "We found no circumstances that would justify this result, which we believe would adversely affect consumers."
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February 18, 1995 | QUYEN DO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jody Kennedy, who has organized concerts at such venues as Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Coliseum and Dodger Stadium, has been named general manager of Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Kennedy said she'll bring a variety of family entertainment ranging from the opera, ballet, country music, comedy and children's shows to the amphitheater. "We're very sensitive to the needs and wants of the community and the fair," Kennedy said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
The Pacific Amphitheatre's operators received approval Thursday from their landlord, the Orange County Fair, to install several luxury boxes at the outdoor concert bowl. The fair's board of directors approved the proposal by a vote of 8 to 0, fair spokeswoman Jill Ann Lloyd said. Amphitheater officials have said they are considering installing the boxes but have not yet made a final decision on whether to go ahead with the project.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
A late-blooming outdoor concert season at the Pacific Amphitheatre will feature the leading ladies of country, contemporary folk and the 1992 Grammy Awards, as well as some of the leading men of the blues playing on a single bill. Country singer Wynonna Judd, who recently launched her solo career with a hot-selling album, will headline at the Costa Mesa facility on June 27, the earliest of 14 dates announced by amphitheater officials.
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