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November 14, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
The Burbank City Council has indicated again that it is not sure what to do with the Starlight Amphitheatre. A lengthy discussion at Tuesday evening's council meeting failed to produce approval of any of the proposals from two individuals and an organization wanting to lease the open-air facility next summer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The curtain may rise once again on the troubled Burbank Starlight Amphitheatre. Burbank park officials said Thursday they are investigating several proposals by nonprofit groups that want to stage fund-raisers and community events at the city-owned hillside theater, which has been dark since 1988.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
After more than three months of intense negotiations, Burbank city officials and the new manager of the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre have reached a tentative agreement for the operation of the city-owned facility. The contract puts a preliminary audience limit of 4,000 on performances at the amphitheater, which can seat 6,000, and requires Tim Pinch of Tim Pinch Productions to present a "wide variety" of entertainment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Concert promoter Tim Pinch, who has managed the beleaguered Starlight Amphitheatre for three years, was fired Tuesday by the Burbank City Council for his failure to present "broad and varied" entertainment at the city-owned facility. The council voted 3-2 to terminate Pinch's contract following a four-hour hearing in which Pinch argued that he had done what the council had asked him to do--promote the Starlight and attempt to attract major entertainers to perform there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
The troubled Starlight Amphitheatre in Burbank is to be the setting next month of the latest entertainment-industry effort to aid starving Africans, a three-day music festival featuring mostly unknown local talent. The Burbank City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to allow a newly formed production company, headed by a nostalgia singer and a private investigator, to stage the concerts May 3-5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1989
The Burbank City Council has tentatively approved an agreement with a Santa Monica concert promotion and booking firm to run the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre. Parks and Recreation Director Richard I. Inga said he is confident that the firm, World Entertainment Services, will be able to turn the city-owned Starlight around.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
The operator of the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre in Burbank is seeking approval from city officials to use the facility six months next year for a play based on the life of Jesus Christ. Tim Pinch, who managed the 6,000-seat theater last summer, said the play, "A Man Named Jesus," would be a "theatrical spectacular" that would revitalize the outdoor arena. The Starlight Amphitheatre has been beset in recent years by poor attendence, legal disputes and organizational difficulties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The curtain may rise once again on the troubled Burbank Starlight Amphitheatre. Burbank park officials said Thursday they are investigating several proposals by nonprofit groups that want to stage fund-raisers and community events at the city-owned hillside theater, which has been dark since 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank officials tentatively approved Monday the staging of a play based on the life of Christ that would run six months next year at the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre. However, the city's park and recreation director, Richard Inga, said final approval will not be granted for the production, called "a high-tech extravaganza" by the Starlight's operator, until adequate crowd and traffic control is worked out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
An on-again, off-again music festival to benefit starving people in Africa is on again, this time in Hollywood, its organizers said Thursday. The three-day event, which has been beset by organizational difficulties and was canceled last week by Burbank officials, is to start today at the Stardust Ballroom, a former roller-skating rink and dance club on Sunset Boulevard, concert organizers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1989
The Burbank City Council has tentatively approved an agreement with a Santa Monica concert promotion and booking firm to run the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre. Parks and Recreation Director Richard I. Inga said he is confident that the firm, World Entertainment Services, will be able to turn the city-owned Starlight around.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1988 | CHRISTINE ZIAYA
Like a refreshing tropical breeze, reggae music can blow away some of the unpleasantness of life and lift the spirit. Reggae artists frequently remind their audiences to "sing and dance your troubles away" and "come together like one family living in a peaceful society." Their message of unity, peace and truth is meant to serve as a force for raising the consciousness of humanity. However, listening to the music's lyrics is not a prerequisite for enjoying the syncopated beat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to pet projects of Burbank mayors, everybody's a critic. Mayor Michael R. Hastings learned this the hard way recently in his determined attempts to establish a memorial to war veterans or, in Hastings' words, "The Defenders of the Constitution," in Burbank. The city is still buzzing about how Hastings' efforts flopped at the box office last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank officials tentatively approved Monday the staging of a play based on the life of Christ that would run six months next year at the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre. However, the city's park and recreation director, Richard Inga, said final approval will not be granted for the production, called "a high-tech extravaganza" by the Starlight's operator, until adequate crowd and traffic control is worked out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
The operator of the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre in Burbank is seeking approval from city officials to use the facility six months next year for a play based on the life of Jesus Christ. Tim Pinch, who managed the 6,000-seat theater last summer, said the play, "A Man Named Jesus," would be a "theatrical spectacular" that would revitalize the outdoor arena. The Starlight Amphitheatre has been beset in recent years by poor attendence, legal disputes and organizational difficulties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1986 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Burbank has tentatively agreed to a $3.8-million settlement with a concert promoter who won a $4.6-million judgment against the city in a lawsuit that challenged a ban against rock stars performing at the municipally owned Starlight Bowl, city officials said Friday. Burbank officials had said they feared rock concerts would attract narcotics users, homosexuals and anti-nuclear demonstrators. The out-of-court settlement was announced Friday by Mayor Mary Kelsey and City Atty. Douglas Holland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1985 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Former Burbank City Councilman Jim Richman has been ordered to pay a $10,000 libel judgment to a political foe who Richman implied was homosexual. The judgment was entered in favor of political activist Stanley Lynch, who sued Richman for writing in a weekly newspaper column in 1979 that Lynch and a political ally were "really sweet 35-year-old unmarried boys."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1986 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Burbank has tentatively agreed to a $3.8-million settlement with a concert promoter who won a $4.6-million judgment against the city in a lawsuit that challenged a ban against rock stars performing at the municipally owned Starlight Bowl, city officials said Friday. Burbank officials had said they feared rock concerts would attract narcotics users, homosexuals and anti-nuclear demonstrators. The out-of-court settlement was announced Friday by Mayor Mary Kelsey and City Atty. Douglas Holland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank city officials, who canceled a concert to benefit Africa last year at the Starlight Amphitheatre when promoters were unable to meet city requirements, book promised artists or sell tickets, have approved a similar event--this one to aid American Indians. The concert, "Drums Across America," is scheduled for June 29. Organizers said they have scheduled Rich Little, Susan Anton, Rita Coolidge, Janis Ian, Eddie Albert and Richie Havens. Tickets are $20 and $25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
After more than three months of intense negotiations, Burbank city officials and the new manager of the troubled Starlight Amphitheatre have reached a tentative agreement for the operation of the city-owned facility. The contract puts a preliminary audience limit of 4,000 on performances at the amphitheater, which can seat 6,000, and requires Tim Pinch of Tim Pinch Productions to present a "wide variety" of entertainment.
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