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NetAid, the United Nations-sponsored effort to use the Internet to promote development and alleviate poverty around the world, will be in the limelight on Saturday as it hosts rock concerts in New York, London and Geneva. Web surfers can tune in to performances by Jewel, Celine Dion, George Michael and others at
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.
April 23, 1985 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from Burbank city officials and let stand a ruling that the Constitution bars them from banning rock concerts, which they fear will attract drug users to a municipally owned outdoor arena. The justices, in a brief order, left intact a decision by a federal appeals panel last year declaring that rock 'n' roll--like other music--is a "form of expression" protected by the First Amendment. The U.S.
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.
November 16, 1985 | United Press International
The City Council has passed the nation's first ordinance banning children from rock music concerts. Council members voted Thursday night to approve an ordinance, backed by Mayor Henry G. Cisneros, to ban children age 13 and under from rock concerts at city-owned facilities. "This is not a violation of the First Amendment, and I think the courts will prove that out," Cisneros said.
June 16, 1986 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
One man died and at least three suffered serious injuries at weekend rock concerts in Long Beach headlined by heavy metal performer Ozzy Osbourne, authorities said Sunday. The dead man was identified as John Loftus, 22, of Fullerton, by the coroner's office. Long Beach Police Lt. Bart Day said Loftus "fell over backwards because he was probably overdosing, hit his head, broke his neck and died."
September 22, 1994
Residents angry about noise and rowdiness at recent concerts at Cal State Dominguez Hills have asked the City Council to tighten control of the events. At a hearing Tuesday, residents complained of music so loud it rattled their windows, and of people urinating in public and using profanity that could be heard miles away. "This is not the site for these concerts that are by definition loud and vulgar," said Carson resident Gary Colbath.
June 18, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
A Fountain Valley youth said Tuesday that security guards at a Long Beach concert last weekend were partially responsible for the death of a man who fell off a balcony. He also said that the victim did not appear to be overdosed on drugs. Greg Narsesian, 15, said in a telephone interview that he and a friend were standing on the first balcony in front of the stage at the Long Beach Convention Center/Arena where John Loftus, 22, of Fullerton fell and died.
December 19, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
"History in the making" is the way Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid described Saturday's rap-meets-rock concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Reid's comment--only a bit of hype--referred to the lineup that brought together black rock bands Living Colour and headliner Fishbone (both with largely white audiences) with the politically charged rap acts Public Enemy and Stetsasonic (whose core fans are mostly black). "There's one of everybody here" was a comment overheard in the crowd.
Elated city and police officials said Thursday that the smooth handling of Wednesday night's heavy-metal concert at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium paves the way for future shows and gives the city an opportunity to make a lot of money on a "one-shot" basis. Stadium manager Bill Wilson said the show, featuring rapper Ice-T and his band, Body Count, and heavy-metal bands Metallica and Guns N' Roses, netted $250,000 for the city, $100,000 of which will head to the city's general fund.
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.
February 25, 2010
Inclement weather is nothing new in the movies, but the raging hurricane needed for Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" proved to be a challenge for special effects coordinator R. Bruce Steinheimer. "Shutter" cinematographer Robert Richardson "is known for his wide crane shots," Steinheimer said. But the wide crane shots in and around the film's location in Medfield, Mass., meant that Steinheimer couldn't rely on the usual rain bars -- there weren't any big enough. He had to bring in a 140-foot-wide light truss, like the kind used in rock concerts, and rig it with water hoses to douse the actors with more than half a million gallons of water.
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."
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.
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.
March 2, 2006 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
THE Jamarama Live! Kidsfest concert bops into town this weekend on the West Coast leg of its first national tour, a tyke-oriented twist on rock 'n' roll festivals for big kids. With popular children's music artists Dan Zanes and Milkshake and the yoga-inspired Ohmies, plus costumed characters, face painting, a "tattoo" booth and kinder, gentler mosh pits -- plus the slogan "If you're old enough to walk, you're old enough to rock!"
December 6, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Anaheim and the Anschutz Entertainment Group have tentatively agreed to a five-year deal that would bring some 50 concerts, family shows and sporting events annually to the 7,500-seat Anaheim Arena, city officials said Monday. Greg Smith, Anaheim's convention, sports and entertainment director, said AEG Live, the concert-promoting arm of Anschutz's entertainment empire, would have exclusive entertainment booking rights to the arena.
July 25, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
How are things going now that the life of the party has removed the lampshade from his head and kicked back in the corner? A decade ago, L.A. musical alchemist Beck managed to catch the zeitgeist on his album "Odelay" and was christened rock's man of the moment. He rose to the occasion with concerts that juxtaposed his signature mix of folk-blues, hip-hop and fuzz-guitar garage rock with an unlikely R&B flash, part Prince and part James Brown.
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