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February 25, 2013 | By August Brown
Kanye West may be a fashion maven, but he doesn't have much love for a "Suit & Tie. " At his Friday London gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, West took about 10 minutes out of his set to tear into Justin Timberlake's new single, the Grammys and corporate sponsorship of pop music. It's classic Ye: making enemies of powerful figures , lambasting institutions that fail to recognize his genius, and a continued wrinkle in his complicated relationship with music and commerce.  The "Suit & Tie" jab might be most surprising, as the song prominently features his longtime collaborator and "Watch the Throne"-mate Jay Z. "I got love for Hov, but I ain't ... with that 'Suit & Tie'," West said.
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April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
FX Networks has brewed up a big deal with MillerCoors. The cable unit of 21st Century Fox has struck a three-year deal with MillerCoors that will make the brewer the official beer sponsor for the FX, FXX and FXM networks. The agreement is non-exclusive, meaning FX Networks will still be able to sell commercial time to other beer makers. However, MillerCoors will have exclusivity on any product-placement in FX Networks' programs and a first-look deal for future shows. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV MillerCoors already has a visible presence on FX Networks.
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REAL ESTATE
February 10, 1985
Sponsorships are now available for the 1985 Elan Awards, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Century Plaza Hotel. Individuals or companies may purchase $300 or $600 sponsorships for the awards, given out by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Building Industry Assn. The Elan Awards honor the home-building industries of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for achievement in marketing excellence.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Quiksilver announced Tuesday that it had ended its more than 20-year sponsorship of surfer Kelly Slater. Slater, one of the world's most recognizable surfers and athletes, has been sponsored by the Huntington Beach-based action sports company since he was 18 years old. Slater is the youngest and the oldest surfer to win the ASP World Championship; among his multiple wins was the ASP title at both age 20 and 39. “There is little I...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2010 | Deborah Vankin, Times Staff Writer
The already heavily attended monthly Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk just got a little bit bigger ? by one person, to be exact. Today the 6-year-old nonprofit organization that puts on the event announced the appointment of the first full-time, salaried executive director: Joe Moller. Moller, 36 and a Southern California native, works as an event producer and lives in the historic core of downtown L.A. His company, Joe Moller Events, has a client list that's as varied as Dr. Dre and OfficeMax, and he's produced events for the Hollywood Film Festival, Outfest, the Hammer Museum and the Santa Monica Place mall, among others.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The new City Section office has hired its first marketing director. Hugo Ramirez, 26, a Venice High grad, will assume responsibilities for marketing the City Section athletics brand and finding sponsorships as the section begins its first year without relying on the Los Angeles Unified School District for its main financial support. Ramirez played football at Venice and graduated in 2005. He attended San Diego State and has worked for several organizations in marketing, including the MLS. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2009 | Associated Press
MSNBC's chief executive says its new sponsorship deal with Starbucks doesn't mean the network will filter out bad news about the gourmet coffee chain. Like sports teams that sell naming rights for their stadiums, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" news talk show with Joe Scarborough will become "Morning Joe Brewed by Starbucks." It airs each weekday morning, and the Starbucks insignia will appear repeatedly on the show's logo at about the time many viewers are thinking about that first cup. Such news show sponsorships weren't unusual in the early days of television but faded as news divisions sought to avoid anything that looked like it might compromise their independence.
SPORTS
May 26, 2007
We UCLA fans are indeed grateful that you Trojans backers have supported our march to 100 national championships with your tax dollars, despite your whining about it. As thanks, we would like to send you those T-shirts that acknowledge this unparalleled accomplishment. The only problem is, they have become so popular we only have two sizes left, so please let us know which size you prefer: 13 or 9. LEIF JOHNSON Irvine Unless Mr. John "XL" Mark [May 19] has ever purchased a ticket to a UCLA sporting event, he has not contributed one penny to the athletic program at UCLA, which is separately self-funded.
NEWS
August 28, 1986
The Long Beach and Los Alamitos PTA councils have kicked off a five-month fund-raising campaign that will culminate with the January publication and distribution of a directory listing and describing children's activities in the city and nearby communities. "KIDSGUIDE" will provide parents with seasonal information on a wide variety of recreational classes, sporting events and other activites.
SPORTS
June 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Professional cycling began wobbling when Lance Armstrong retired, then took a tumble after a string of doping scandals. Now the sport appears to be back in the saddle, at least in the eyes of corporate America. Two U.S.-based teams competing in this year's Tour de France successfully ended their prolonged searches for title sponsorships earlier this month. The team formerly known as Slipstream-Chipotle has added title sponsorship from a GPS maker and now will race as Garmin-Chipotle when the Tour begins July 5. And the team formerly known as High Road signed an outdoor apparel company as its sponsor and will race as Team Columbia.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Herbalife Ltd. said Thursday a new U.S. probe of the nutritional products maker would not affect its sponsorship of the Galaxy and other teams and athletes. The company, whose business practices have been publicly attacked by a Wall Street investment manager, said Wednesday it now was the subject of a civil probe by the Federal Trade Commission but provided no other details. Money manager Bill Ackman has alleged Herbalife, whose nutrition and weight-management products are sold by independent salespeople, is effectively a pyramid scheme.
SPORTS
September 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The ripple effects of the cheating scandal surrounding NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff widened Thursday. The NAPA auto parts chain said it would drop its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing - specifically its backing of MWR's Martin Truex Jr. in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series - after this year. "After thorough consideration, NAPA has made the difficult decision to end its sponsorship," the company said on its Facebook page. "NAPA believes in fair play and does not condone actions such as those that led to the penalties assessed by NASCAR" against Waltrip's team, the company stated.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The new City Section office has hired its first marketing director. Hugo Ramirez, 26, a Venice High grad, will assume responsibilities for marketing the City Section athletics brand and finding sponsorships as the section begins its first year without relying on the Los Angeles Unified School District for its main financial support. Ramirez played football at Venice and graduated in 2005. He attended San Diego State and has worked for several organizations in marketing, including the MLS. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The black NASCAR truck with a white "54" on the side gleamed on pit road as its driver walked up for the night's race, prompting three dozen photographers and well-wishers to edge closer. The attraction was 19-year-old Darrell Wallace Jr. As Wallace posed for the cameras at Daytona International Speedway, the public address announcer called out his name and added: "That's a driver many people are waiting to see. " Indeed they are - especially the executives who run NASCAR - because Wallace is an African American.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2013 | By August Brown
Kanye West may be a fashion maven, but he doesn't have much love for a "Suit & Tie. " At his Friday London gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, West took about 10 minutes out of his set to tear into Justin Timberlake's new single, the Grammys and corporate sponsorship of pop music. It's classic Ye: making enemies of powerful figures , lambasting institutions that fail to recognize his genius, and a continued wrinkle in his complicated relationship with music and commerce.  The "Suit & Tie" jab might be most surprising, as the song prominently features his longtime collaborator and "Watch the Throne"-mate Jay Z. "I got love for Hov, but I ain't ... with that 'Suit & Tie'," West said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2012 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic launched its series of live broadcasts to cinemas in 2011, the organization touted it as an innovative program intended to broaden the popular reach of the orchestra and its star conductor, Gustavo Dudamel. But two seasons later, the orchestra has had to pull the plug on the series due to a difficult economic environment. Deborah Borda, president of the orchestra, said in a statement that the L.A. Phil Live series "was not able to garner the sponsorship required to move forward," despite corporate support from Rolex, the luxury watchmaker that was the official sponsor of the cinema series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1999
Re "Elderly Folk Dancers Step Back in Time," Oct. 5: Doesn't it seem just a little bit contradictory that the branch of our government, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, whose job it is to defend our immigration policies and borders, is spending our tax dollars to sponsor Hispanic Heritage Month events? But the $64,000 question is, do they also sponsor other ethnic celebrations? What about the rest of us? Irish, English, German, Iranian, Persian, African . . . I think you get my point!
NEWS
May 31, 1993 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the adrenaline-stoked realm of vertical rock climbing, Derek Geoffrey Hersey was regarded as one of the world's best, a daredevil among daredevils who did not use a rope. But for reasons that authorities said Sunday may never be known, the 36-year-old Hersey plunged to his death from the granite face of Yosemite National Park's Sentinel Rock. A native of Manchester, England, Hersey for the past decade had lived in Boulder, Colo.
NATIONAL
August 25, 2012 | By Matea Gold and Melanie Mason
Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Eight months into Mitt Romney's tenure running the Salt Lake City Olympics, he had some good news for the cash-strapped organizing committee, which still was short $179 million. Nu Skin Enterprises, a Utah-based distributor of nutritional supplements and beauty products, would sponsor the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the U.S. Olympic Team in a deal worth $20 million. Romney, who announced the arrangement along with company executives, touted the partnership as the perfect fit. Both Nu Skin and the Olympics were "about taking control of your life and managing your own destiny," he told 10,000 Nu Skin distributors Oct. 15, 1999, the Deseret News reported.
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