R. Kelly Returns To Jail After Failing To Pay Child Support
Update – as of Saturday, March 9: R. Kelly was bailed out of jail from a “benefactor” who helped him pay the $160,000 he owed to his ex wife in child support, TMZ reports. He told reporters, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can... Read more
Tickets Loom Large in Lobbyist Giveaways to California Lawmakers
Several California lawmakers accepted gifts that totaled more than $810,000 last year from lobbyists who handed out free tickets to sports and concerts, a new state report obtained by the San Diego Union Tribune shows. The report shows that multiple companies gave out expensive treats to state legislators in... Read more
Consumer Complaint Leads to Major Accessibility Improvement Plan at Winery
A disabled woman faced several “physical barriers” when attending a concert at a winery in Washington, and after a settlement with the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), the venue has agreed to make changes to its tasting room and amphitheater. U.S. Attorney Brian Moran explained the details of the... Read more
CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
By: Taylor Porco In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed;... Read more
Broadway Producers Cancel Community ‘Mockingbird’ Production
Residents of Braintree, Massachusetts can no longer see the upcoming community theater production of To Kill A Mockingbird after Broadway producers threatened to sue. The Curtain Call Theatre, which seats 70 guests, was scheduled to bring a production of Harper Lee’s classic novel to the stage in an adaptation... Read more
Live Nation Financial Report Shows $10.8 Billion Revenue In 2018
Live Nation Entertainment released financial results for their fourth quarter, as well as the full year of 2018, last week, which showed the company’s eighth consecutive year of growth. The report showed that revenue, operating income, and adjusted operating income increased, with revenue up 11 percent to $10.8 billion,... Read more
Ticketmaster Bans Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Artwork For ‘Questionable Content’
Ticketmaster refused to post the artwork for “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour on its websites, citing that the graphic contained “questionable content.” Frank Zappa’s estate responded to Ticketmaster in a press release, noting that the “composer, musician, futurist and innovator Frank Zappa is facing censorship yet... Read more
Craig Carton Trial May Be Delayed As Attorney Awaits Psychologial Report
Update: as of March  4, 2019, a federal court judge rescheduled Carton’s hearing until April 5 to give his attorney additional time to review the report, according to a court filing. ‘Craig Carton’s attorney is seeking a sentencing delay as they await a psychological report that is “essential” to... Read more
German Venue Cancels R. Kelly Show Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations
A German concert venue cancelled R. Kelly’s upcoming show days after the R&B star was charged in the U.S. on 10 counts of sexual abuse. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that the venue, Ratiopharm Arena, struggled whether or not they should host the concert amid the allegations against Kelly,... Read more