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October 7, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tovar Sentenced: Former Southern California rock concert promoter Gary Tovar, 40, has been sentenced in Phoenix to seven years in federal prison in a marijuana trafficking case. Tovar pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, one of attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one of operating a continuing criminal enterprise.
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July 30, 2013 | Randy Lewis
Since it opened in 1967, the Forum in Inglewood has hosted all the biggest names in pop music, from Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, Prince, Nirvana and Coldplay. The Forum arrived at a crucial time in the evolution of rock 'n' roll, from its genesis as a primal expression of teen angst and rebellion to its transformation into a global entertainment powerhouse, bringing a new industry along with it. In the 1950s and early 1960s, rock concerts were often revues -- multiple acts on tour together, each being afforded time to play a few of its Top 40 hits before moving on to the next act. A headliner might occupy the stage for 20 or 30 minutes.
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March 11, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Tax refunds - As the tax-filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service said consumers should watch out for scam artists who offer to help them obtain tax refunds through the filing of bogus returns. In one common scheme, companies offer to help victims obtain a tax refund through the American Opportunity Tax Credit by claiming deductions for college tuition payments, even if the victim did not attend college during the tax period, the IRS said.
SCIENCE
October 23, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
Industrial whaling appears to have had an unexpected consequence: It turned down the volume in the oceans, according to research presented this week at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Kansas City, Mo. The effect of man-made sound underwater, from speedboats to submarine sonar, is a topic of great concern for marine researchers. That's because many worry that the sounds we have injected into the underwater environment may be disrupting animals' acoustical landscape.
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March 19, 1987
Despite opposition from neighbors and members of a task force seeking ways to control the use of the Rose Bowl, the Board of Directors this week approved the first rock concert in the stadium in four years. The six-hour concert, to be sponsored by the Pasadena chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, is scheduled for June 20 and is expected to feature at least six music groups, which could include the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Patty Labelle and Smokey Robinson.
SCIENCE
October 23, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
Industrial whaling appears to have had an unexpected consequence: It turned down the volume in the oceans, according to research presented this week at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Kansas City, Mo. The effect of man-made sound underwater, from speedboats to submarine sonar, is a topic of great concern for marine researchers. That's because many worry that the sounds we have injected into the underwater environment may be disrupting animals' acoustical landscape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2000
A Rock for Hope concert Sunday at Club 369 in Fullerton will raise money for the City of Hope in Duarte. Organizers of the event say they can't announce which band will play but that this series of fund-raisers previously has featured such alt-rock bands as Lit, Eve 6, MXPX, and the Atomic Fireballs. Club 369 is at 1614 Placentia Ave. Tickets are $20, and proceeds go toward furnishing the City of Hope Teen Room for adolescent cancer patients. Information: (714) 572-1816.
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August 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Soviet police ordered a Yugoslav rock group from the stage in mid-concert at the recent International Youth Festival in Moscow, a Belgrade newspaper reported Thursday. Bajaga i Instruktori (Bajaga and the Instructors) was performing on an improvised stage in Moscow's Gorky Park for about 100,000 Soviet rock fans, the daily Politika Ekspres reported. "Everything seemed normal, with the public swaying and chanting. . . .
NEWS
October 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Twenty-one people at a Dead Kennedys rock concert were arrested early Friday after a melee in which firemen had to use high-pressure water blasts to tame rock- and bottle-hurling fans, police said. Police called to the Veterans Memorial Building at 10:15 p.m. Thursday were greeted by a mob swinging from chandeliers and breaking windows, Sgt. Joe Hazouri said. He said 400 to 500 fans were attending the concert.
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July 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
The rock group Queen said it would invite thousands of emergency services workers to an open-air concert in London's Hyde Park that was postponed by a week because of the terrorist attacks in the city. Queen's Paul Rodgers said the group wanted Friday's concert to be a tribute to the "extraordinary response" of the police officers, firefighters and paramedics who helped the victims of last week's subway and bus bombings.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
When Pink Floyd first took its concept album "The Wall" to the concert stage more than three decades ago, even lead singer and chief songwriter Roger Waters couldn't imagine a day when rock music might get any bigger. But 32 years later, his magnum opus about the battle between individual freedoms and authoritarian oppression has magnified beyond Waters' own expectations of yore. Now the man who once excoriated the voluminous expansion of the rock concert experience has helped institutionalize it. "I famously hated playing to large numbers of people and playing in stadiums," Waters, 68, said from a tour stop in Austin, Texas, earlier this month.
NEWS
March 11, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Tax refunds - As the tax-filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service said consumers should watch out for scam artists who offer to help them obtain tax refunds through the filing of bogus returns. In one common scheme, companies offer to help victims obtain a tax refund through the American Opportunity Tax Credit by claiming deductions for college tuition payments, even if the victim did not attend college during the tax period, the IRS said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today). " So she was among the most improbable candidates for the job she would perform with undisguised gusto for almost 40 years. She was a rock critic. Scott, 92, who died in Cleveland on Monday after a long illness, was middle-aged when the Cleveland Plain Dealer sent her to cover the Beatles in 1964.
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December 26, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Members of a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock were greeted with holiday wishes at a Champagne reception backstage after their Dec. 19 concert at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Actress Alfre Woodard said if her heart could sing, "that is the sound it would make. The music comes from the heart of women. I am uplifted and I grow strong from hearing it. " The group's mission, according to member Ysaye Maria Barnwell, is "preserving and extending the African American music traditions.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2009 | Karen Wada
In the theater, technology has been a boon and a bane. Since the introduction of science to the stage three decades ago, it has transformed the way shows are put together. "It pervades everything," says Alys Holden, director of production for Center Theatre Group. "Lighting, video -- which is its own subset -- sound and scenery, where automation is huge." Progress on the artistic side has been more erratic. There have been plenty of breakthroughs, such as the blending of media and genres to create new art forms or the use of virtual gaming to redefine "audience participation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2008 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Call it the Southern California yin and yang. Two annual April pilgrimages this weekend are propelling tens of thousands of people hungering for culture onto the freeways and into the crowds, weighted down with knapsacks, water bottles and sunscreen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000 | From a Times staff writer
A heavy-metal fan stabbed at a rock concert remained in serious condition Monday as police tried to determine the identity of his attacker, who wounded three others in a mid-concert brawl, authorities said. The 33-year-old El Monte man suffered a punctured lung, and the others were treated for minor wounds after the melee, which erupted during the performance of the band Iron Maiden at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
For eight years, this tiny town in the low desert has endured an annual culture shock as thousands of young rock fans poured in for the Coachella festival. But on Saturday the tide of music tourists was a bit more in rhythm with the local landscape. They favored barbecue pits over mosh pits, and their guitar heroes wore boots and Stetsons, not sneakers and tattoos. In their campgrounds, instead of scruffy teenagers passing joints, it was a sea of shining RVs stocked with Budweiser on ice.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Elton John will perform at the third Fashion Rocks concert, which will kick off New York Fashion Week in September. Proceeds will benefit the singer's AIDS foundation. The concert will be Sept. 7 at Radio City Music Hall. A two-hour special will air the following evening on CBS. Performers will also include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Nelly Furtado, Daddy Yankee, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna and Scissor Sisters.
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