Posts Tagged ‘Live Nation’

Landmark Fest Was the First Paid-Admission Event on the National Mall. Was It Worth It?

After all was said and done, Landmark Fest raised just $570,000 for the Trust for the National Mall.

Arts Roundup: Soprano Down Edition

Just a week from opening night, soprano Deborah Voigt cancels her appearance in Washington National Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde. [Post]
Black Cat's liquor license modification application moves to the ABC Board. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
So far, the heavily subsidized Fillmore Silver Spring has not opened its doors to Montgomery County events as promised—but [...]

Sex, Poop, and Homophobia: When Public Officials Meddle With Concerts

Friday, the Washington Post's Bill Turque picked up on a story that had been developing for a few weeks: Local activists were gearing up to protest an August show by Mexican band Molotov (shown above) at Fillmore Silver Spring, citing the band's apparently homophobic lyrics. Activists took issue with a particular song from its 1997 album, which seemed [...]

The Live Nation/I.M.P. Wars Are Not Over

It's a big day for concert behemoth Live Nation: The company announced the first handful of shows at its new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring. It's also been an ugly week: The company is engaged in an astroturf battle with online ticket reseller StubHub. Live Nation started a non-profit called the Fans First Coalition, StubHub [...]

Arts Roundup: Had Our Fillmore Edition

Fillmore Yeesh: The Gazette reports that a Maryland judge will dismiss concert promoter I.M.P.'s lawsuit against state and Montgomery county officials over the cost to taxpayers of converting an old department store in Silver Spring into a 2,000-capacity Fillmore venue, to be operated by Live Nation. The cost of the plan rose to $11.2 million from [...]

Arts Roundup: Groundbreaking Edition

Good morning! Lotsa ground-breaking yesterday! The Howard Theatre's seems to have gone off without a hitch. As for the new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring? Hours after a bunch of guys at the site posed with shovels, local concert promoter I.M.P. added Montgomery County to its lawsuit against the state of Maryland, alleging shady use [...]

Arts Roundup: I Just Don’t Feel Like Ranting Edition

Good morning! Nothing has pissed me off today! (OK, one thing has: The Washington Post Style section seems to have resumed its coverage of the Salahis. Two articles so far this week! The one from yesterday—argh!—is about how the story won't go away.) So I'll skip the usual morning ramblings and move on to what [...]