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December 21, 1990
The World League of American Football unveiled its franchise in the New York metropolitan area. Communications investor Robert Sillerman paid the standard $11-million price tag to buy the club, which will be called the New York Knights. Former Cincinnati Bengal linebacker Reggie Williams was named its general manager.
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December 21, 1990
The World League of American Football unveiled its franchise in the New York metropolitan area. Communications investor Robert Sillerman paid the standard $11-million price tag to buy the club, which will be called the New York Knights. Former Cincinnati Bengal linebacker Reggie Williams was named its general manager.
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BUSINESS
November 17, 1998 | MARLA MATZER
Resolving what USA Networks chief Barry Diller called their "short but slightly contentious" relationship, USA-owned Ticketmaster Inc. and live entertainment consolidator SFX Entertainment Inc. announced an exclusive, long-term agreement for Ticketmaster to sell tickets to all SFX events. In a statement, SFX Chairman Robert Sillerman suggested the arrangement could let SFX reduce ticket prices at some venues.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Robert Sillerman--whose previous buying sprees transformed the radio and concert industries--now has his sights on consolidating the talent management business. The New York entrepreneur said Monday he had purchased the Firm, a top Los Angeles management company founded by Michael Green and Jeff Kwatinetz that represents music stars such as Korn, Limp Bizkit and the Backstreet Boys.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
EMI Group said Monday that it had formed a partnership with the Dean Martin trust to market the late singer and movie star's name, image and likeness. Martin's worldwide record sales exceed 50 million units, according to London-based EMI, which said it would continue to market his catalog of recordings. EMI is taking steps to find alternate sources of income from its artists at a time when traditional forms of revenue, such as CD sales, are declining.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD
This week's sale of Avalon Attractions, the Los Angeles concert promoter that also runs Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, would appear to be a setback for Thomas "Jock" Weaver III, an aspiring entertainment czar from Hickory Valley, Tenn. Last June, Weaver's Nashville Country Club Inc. (since renamed TBA Entertainment Corp.) agreed to pay $7 million for 51% of Avalon, which also has interests in amphitheaters in San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
NEWS
June 2, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
SFX Entertainment Inc., the world's largest producer of live entertainment events, agreed to acquire the assets of troubled theater company Livent Inc. to gain its theaters and Broadway production rights. Terms weren't disclosed. New York-based SFX will pay cash, deferred payment rights and warrants to buy Livent common stock at premiums. SFX produces live music, theater and sporting events. Livent filed for bankruptcy protection in November.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Production and management company Core Media Group has tapped a new head of U.S. television. Jennifer O'Connell, a former NBC executive who most recently was an executive vice president at reality programming producer ShedMedia, will oversee programming delvelopment and production for Core, which is being overhauled under new chief executive Marc Graboff. Formerly known as CKX, Core Media Group is the parent of 19 Entertainment, a TV producer whose credits include Fox's "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Continuing its dizzying round of acquisitions related to live entertainment, New York-based SFX Entertainment Inc. on Monday said it has purchased five companies for a total of about $225 million. The companies include Avalon Attractions, a leading Los Angeles concert promoter (bought last year by Hickory Valley, Tenn.-based TBA Entertainment Corp.) that has an interest in the 15,500-seat Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2000 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. has agreed to buy SFX Entertainment Inc. for $3 billion in stock, in a deal that would marry the nation's largest producer of entertainment events with a company in line to be the country's leading radio station owner. The deal represents a further consolidation of local advertising, allowing Clear Channel to sell advertisers bundles that include billboard, television, radio and arena sponsorships.
SPORTS
March 24, 1991 | TERRY PRICE, HARTFORD COURANT
Jack Bicknell isn't quite sure when he knew he was in for an unusual experience. He does know exactly when he wished he'd taken high school Spanish. It was when the ambulance came into Spain's Montjuic Stadium with lights flashing and siren wailing. Bicknell, coach of the Barcelona Dragons of the new World League of American Football, put his hand to his forehead. "Ay, caramba!" All Bicknell had asked for was a golf cart to transport an offensive lineman with a sprained ankle to the locker room.
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