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roof of outdoor concert venue in maryland collapses


the roof of the merriweather post pavilion in columbia was in the final stage of a planned 5-year $55 million renovation project.        






venue owned by hall & oates star sues over occupancy clash


poughkeepsie, n.y. — a concert venue owned by recording star daryl hall is suing a new york town, saying that measures taken to reduce the occupancy of the site would force the business to close.the poughkeepsie journal reports (http://pojonews.co/2oq6kfz) the dispute comes amid negotiations to build an outdoor stage at daryl's house, a venue owned by the hall & oates musician.a lawsuit filed in march seeks to prevent the town of pawling from lowering the venue's maximum occupancy from 318 standees to 198.the lawsuit comes in response to notice given in early march that says the venue's headcount was over capacity."live from daryl's house" is a music program that films at the hudson valley venue. performers last year included kenny loggins, wyclef jean, cheap trick and elle king.






an lapd cop was trained for this situation – but he didn't have his gun


los angeles police department officer joel twycross was grabbing drinks with a friend near the back of the outdoor concert venue in las vegas when he heard the first pop.twycross initially thought it was a problem with a speaker, he said.then he heard it again. "that sounds like gunshots," he thought.suddenly, people began running and screaming. bullets sprayed a table in front of twycross and his friend. they hit the ground, then took off running.twycross, an officer in the lapd's west traffic division with nine years on the force, was one of several off-duty cops at the concert next to the mandalay bay casino. like the others, he was unarmed, since guns weren't allowed at the concert.as twycross ran out of the venue, he said, he saw people pointing toward the glimmering mandalay bay. he






2 arrested in ghost ship fire that killed 36 in oakland; involuntary manslaughte


associated pressderick ion almena, 47, right, the concert promoter who converted the warehouse into an artists residence and underground concert venue, was arrested monday morning, according to alameda county asst. dist. atty. teresa drenick.derick ion almena, 47, right, the concert promoter who converted the warehouse into an artists residence and underground concert venue, was arrested monday morning, according to alameda county asst. dist. atty. teresa drenick. (associated press)






fairgrounds to proceed with new indoor concert venue


plans are back on track for a $13 million renovation that will add a 1,869-seat indoor concert venue to the surfside race place at the del mar fairgrounds, officials announced friday.solana beach has agreed in principle to drop a lawsuit the city filed in june against the fairground’s operators, the 22nd agricultural district association, that would have delayed or even stopped the project by requiring a lengthy and costly environmental review.‘”we met with the fairgrounds people … and talked about our main concerns, which are public safety, noise and traffic,” solana beach mayor mike nichols said friday. the fairgrounds has agreed to address and monitor those concerns to the city’s satisfaction.“we felt there was no need to hold them up if they agree to our terms,” nichols said.del mar ci






pasadena ramps up security for coldplay concert at rose bowl after vegas massacr


pasadena authorities are stepping up security for a friday coldplay concert at the rose bowl in the wake of sunday’s mass killing at a las vegas country music festival.about 60,000 people are expected to attend the show at the outdoor stadium.“after sunday’s events, we evaluated our operational plans and looked at our staffing levels and we’re ready and prepared for the concert,” said pasadena police lt. art chute.according to chute, concertgoers will see additional bomb-sniffing dogs and special response teams at the venue.fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 were injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers sunday night.“in light of recent events, there are no specific, credible threats related to the coldplay concert at the rose bowl stadium,” said pa






utah venue officials review safety after las vegas shooting


salt lake city (ap) — officials who run music concert venues in utah are reassessing how they can make sure people are safer following a shooting at an outdoor country music festival in las vegas that killed at least 59 people.the salt lake tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2ytpbug ) monday that bryn ramjoue, the director of communications for red butte garden, said the mass shooting hit home for her and her colleagues since the garden amphitheater is also an open-air venue.ramjoue says the staff at red butte wants to make sure they could get everybody out of the gates in the event of an emergency.frank zang, spokesman for vivint smart home arena, said a recent $125 million renovation included several bolstered measures, including a series of balusters surrounding the venue and a new camera






las vegas police say two off-duty officers are dead after man opens fire on outd


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslas vegas (ap) — las vegas police say two off-duty officers are dead after man opens fire on outdoor concert.the associated press






an owl, a crow -- and 450 tires??


a giant owl, a colorful crow — and 450 tires.where are you?clue: pink martinianswer: …this giant owl mural adorns the stage of the les schwab amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue on the banks of the deschutes river in bend, oregon. wander around to the back of that backdrop, and you’ll find a giant crow, the work of minneapolis artists erin sayer and yuya negishi, whose colorful paintings also adorn a staircase in the old mill area across the river.the amphitheater was funded by the tire king, a bend high school alum, who opened his first tire store in 1952. today, there are 450 of those tire stores across the western u.s. and canada.paddle down the deschutes or stroll the riverside paths and you’ll catch a glimpse of the murals. but the best way to see the owl, of course, is by attendin






meek mill being sued by deceased fan's family


the family of a man who was shot and killed last year in the parking lot at a meek mill concert is now suing the rapper and the venue.read: aftermath of meek mill’s concert leaves two dead from shootingin december, travis ward and another individual were killed after meek’s concert at the oakdale theatre in wallingford, conn. ward’s family is suing the “glow up” musician and the oakdale theatre for not providing more rigid protection at the rap show. ward was at the concert celebrating his 31st birthday.according to the hartford courant, “with song titles like “body count” and “ooh kill’em” that praise indiscriminate killing and mayhem, the potential for tragic incidents like this should have been properly anticipated and planned for by meek mill, his concert promoters and the oakdale thea






aryana sayeed: kabul concert goes ahead despite threats


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe concert by aryana sayeed was a rare event in kabulhundreds of young men and women attended a concert by afghan pop star aryana sayeed in the capital kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack.the concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected intercontinental hotel. it was a rare music concert in the city.kabul has witnessed a series of suicide attacks and explosions in the past few months.saturday evening's concert was originally scheduled to be held in ghazi stadium to mark the country's independence day. more than 3,000 tickets were sold at premium rates. but the authorities said they could not guarantee security at that venue.ms sayeed did not give up. she went ahead with her performa






notre dame stadium in talks to host outdoor blackhawks game


for the first time since 2013, the blackhawks won't participate in an outdoor game this season, but they might be back in one as soon as next season -- and at a unique venue.multiple sources told the tribune that the nhl and notre dame have discussed hosting an outdoor game at notre dame stadium featuring the blackhawks and an opponent to be determined. one source said there is a "good" chance of the blackhawks playing in south bend, ind., either next season or in future seasons with the opponent potentially being another original six franchise. the game could be the nhl's winter classic, which is played on or around new year's day, or as part of the league's stadium series.notre dame recently completed its $400 million campus crossroads project around notre dame stadium with the design of






las vegas sheriff says officers killed gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslas vegas (ap) — las vegas sheriff says officers killed gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from outdoor concert.the associated press






convenient food and drink service hoisted into red rocks amphitheatre


the next time you’re at red rocks amphitheatre, you may not have to climb quite so many stairs to get that bite of food or draft beer you’re craving.the outdoor music venue will have more full-service food and beverage stations for the upcoming concert season than in years prior.that means not having to wait in separate lines for food and libations — a new fleet of custom food kiosks installed tuesday are set up to handle both at the same time.






dutch police probe continues into concert threat


rotterdam, netherlands — dutch police were continuing investigations thursday into a threat to a concert venue that prompted the cancellation of a show by an american rock band, as well as into the driver of a spain-registered van found to contain gas canisters just a few hundred meters (yards) from the venue.spokesman gijs van nimwegen said police would issue an update on the investigation early thursday.the concert by los angeles band allah-las in the port city of rotterdam was called off wednesday night after spanish authorities tipped dutch police about a possible threat to the concert. rotterdam mayor ahmed aboutaleb said the warning came from spanish police.two hours later police detained the driver of the van for questioning.aboutaleb said late wednesday it was too early to know if






mary j. blige concert canceled in louisville


louisville, ky. (ap) — a mary j. blige concert in louisville has been canceled.the “be without you” singer had been scheduled to perform at the kfc yum! center on saturday. a news release from the venue issued saturday morning said the concert had been canceled. the release did not say why the show was called off.people who purchased tickets through ticketmaster will automatically get refunds. everyone else must but be returned to the original point of purchase to get a refund. fans can return tickets to the kfc yum! center box office monday through friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.the concert was part of blige’s 2017 “strength of a woman” tour.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






so long, sleep train amphitheatre! welcome, mattress firm amphitheatre!


say goodbye, to sleep train amphitheatre — not the venue, the name.effective immediately, sleep train amphitheatre — san diego county’s largest outdoor concert venue — will be known as mattress firm amphitheatre. the venue is owned and operated by live nation, the world’s largest promoter of concerts and live entertainment events.the name change is the culmination of mattress firm’s acquisition of sleep train mattress, the west coast’s leading mattress retailer.all 318 sleep train retail stores are being be re-branded as mattress firm outlets and will become part of the 3,500-store national mattress firm chain. mattress firm bought sleep train for $425 million in late 2014.“we are pleased to continue our partnership with sleep train mattresses, now mattress firm, at the amphitheater in chu






midwest outdoor expo download


download download the midwest outdoor expo's goal is to bring the ultimate outdoor experience to indianapolis, indiana from march 24 - 26, 2017 at lucas oil stadium. hundreds of exhibitors from across the midwest - including those from illinois, indiana, kentucky, michigan and ohio will all be under one roof for three spectacular days of family fun and adventure. you'll find rv's, boats, action sports, bicycles, motorcycles, golf carts, campgrounds, outdoor sport accessories and gear, food products, and much more. an estimated 30, 000 attendees will enjoy live demonstrations, seminars, entertainment, and celebrity appearances. we are pulling out all the stops with this event. we will have not one, but two, tethered hot air balloons, a zip line, rock climbing wall, an inflatable park, a fam






another memorable tcf bank stadium first


tcf bank stadium opened in 2009 as the home for gophers football. while the gophers have been the primary tenants, the stadium has almost become just as memorable for some of the other events there.specifically: every time something new comes to tcf bank stadium, something memorable happens — particularly with the weather. check this out, in chronological order:first nfl game: because of the collapse of the metrodome roof late in the 2010 season, the vikings ended up playing the bears at tcf bank stadium on dec. 20, 2010. snow fell leading up to and during the game, and the temperature at the start was a frigid 24 degrees for monday night football. and don't forget: this was before there were heating coils under the turf. brett favre was knocked out of the game after a hard hit, and it end






likely tornado hits casino where beach boys were playing in oklahoma


high winds and ... ial rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an oklahoma casino on saturday where the beach boys were playing a concert attended by gov. mary fallin.fallin said in an interview with kwtv that she had to be evacuated from the riverwind casino in norman, oklahoma, twice during the concert.she said that she realized there was serious damage when she was walking through the auditorium of the casino."i looked up towards the balcony and there was this huge flood of rain coming through the roof," fallin said.the building was evacuated because of concern the roof would collapse, she said.she says that she also saw damage at a nearby hotel.keli cain, spokeswoman for the oklahoma department of emergency management, said that three tornadoes were reported sa






top 20 global concert tours


the top 20 global concert tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. the list is based on data provided to the trade publication pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.top 20 global concert tours1. u2; $7,281,352; $118.63.2. depeche mode; $2,963,771; $75.79.3. dead & company; $2,082,160; $75.27.4. bruno mars; $1,795,268; $84.23.5. roger waters; $1,754,392; $124.12.6. ed sheeran; $1,708,805; $82.47.7. drake; $1,648,516; $86.40.8. bon jovi; $1,380,974; $86.82.9. tom petty & the heartbreakers; $1,337,409; $94.89.10. the weeknd; $1,300,208; $80.28.11. red hot chili peppers; $1,219,646; $86.75.12. elton john; $1,204,520; $100.99.13. tim mcgraw / faith hill; $1,115,199; $86.20.14. john mayer; $1,069,772; $74.46.15






ap sources: caps to host leafs in outdoor game at navy


two people with knowledge of the situation say the washington capitals and toronto maple leafs will play an outdoor game at the naval academy in annapolis, maryland, next season.the people spoke to the associated press on condition of anonymity saturday because the nhl had not announced the event. the game is scheduled to be played march 3 at the 34,000-seat navy-marine corps memorial stadium that hosts navy football games.it's the first nhl outdoor game to take place at a u.s. service academy. it's the third outdoor game for washington and toronto.the new york rangers and buffalo sabres will play in the 2018 winter classic on jan. 1 at citi field in new york.nhl network revealed on air that the league would announce a game at navy on monday.






the best indoor hdtv antennas you can buy


if you’ve decided to ditch cable or satellite service in order to save upwards of $1,500 per year, then you should consider investing in a reliable antenna for your home. a quality antenna can pick up free, over-the-air high definition programming from popular networks such as abc, cbs, nbc, fox, the cw, and a host of others. while a whole house, outdoor antenna system is ideal for getting hd programming distributed to all tv’s at once, rental properties discourage tenants from mounting outdoor antennae on the roof, or running cable lines from an outdoor antenna to various rooms. also, not everyone needs a full-on outdoor antenna rig. this being the case, the indoor antenna has seen a giant resurgence over the past several years.but before you cut your cords and opt to splurge on an antenn






dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption police are at the venue a van containing gas canisters has been discovered near a music venue in rotterdam, hours after a tip-off from spanish police led to the cancellation of a rock concert.the driver of the spain-registered van was detained by police, mayor ahmed aboutaleb told journalists.us band allah-las - which often gets threats because of its name - had been due to perform at the maassilo.but the warning led to the gig being called off at the last minute.however, mr aboutaleb said it was not clear if the van and the terror threat were linked. the warning came amid a heightened sense of alert after attacks in spain.the spanish driver was arrested on a nearby road and taken for questioning, police said.a bomb squad was examining the van, reports






in wake of blast at ariana grande concert, venue safety comes into question


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photos: deadly explosion at ariana grande concert in england


peter byrne – associated pressgallery: emergency services personnel speak to people outside manchester arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an ariana grande concert in manchester, england, monday, may 22, 2017. several people have died following an explosion monday night at an ariana grande concert in northern england, police and witnesses said. the singer was not injured, according to a representative.






photos: deadly explosion at ariana grande concert in england


peter byrne – associated pressgallery: emergency services personnel speak to people outside manchester arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an ariana grande concert in manchester, england, monday, may 22, 2017. several people have died following an explosion monday night at an ariana grande concert in northern england, police and witnesses said. the singer was not injured, according to a representative.






dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption the van was found in a street near the venue a van containing gas canisters has been discovered near a music venue in rotterdam, hours after a tip-off from spanish police led to the cancellation of a rock concert.the driver of the spain-registered van was detained by police, mayor ahmed aboutaleb told journalists.us band allah-las - which often gets threats because of its name - had been due to perform at the maassilo.but the warning led to the gig being called off at the last minute.however, mr aboutaleb said it was not clear if the van and the terror threat were linked.the warning came amid a heightened sense of alert after attacks in spain last week.but a judicial sources told reuters news agency that there was no direct link between those attacks a






dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption the van was found in a street near the venue a van containing gas canisters has been discovered near a music venue in rotterdam, hours after a tip-off from spanish police led to the cancellation of a rock concert.the driver of the spain-registered van was detained by police, mayor ahmed aboutaleb told journalists.us band allah-las - which often gets threats because of its name - had been due to perform at the maassilo.but the warning led to the gig being called off at the last minute.however, mr aboutaleb said it was not clear if the van and the terror threat were linked.the warning came amid a heightened sense of alert after attacks in spain last week.but a judicial sources told reuters news agency that there was no direct link between those attacks a






singer chris rea collapses on stage


image copyrightepaimage caption chris rea is currently touring around europe and the uk singer chris rea is said to be in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing during a performance.fans posted on twitter that they saw the 66-year-old "fall backwards" mid-song at the new theatre oxford. rea, who is known for his hits "driving home for christmas" and "road to hell", is on tour to promote his new album.a concert due to take place in brighton on sunday has now been cancelled. a decision has not yet been made on a concert due in bournemouth on tuesday. darren fewins, who was in the audience in oxford, said rea had been on stage for about 45 minutes when he collapsed halfway through a song.he told the press association that rea, who was born in middlesbrough, was "playing the best i ha






ariana grande concert: deaths after reported blast | news


a blast at an ariana grande concert in the northern english city of manchester has killed an unknown number of people and wounded others.police said on monday night they were responding to reports of an explosion and there were a number of confirmed fatalities. the bomb disposal unit was on the scene.there were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the american singer, but witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena's bars at about 10:30pm (2130gmt).a video posted on twitter showed fans screaming and running out of the venue."a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena," concert-goer majid khan, 22, told britain's press association.catherine macfarlane told reuters news agency the blast






roof collapses at loveland barn, 50 cows trapped


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dancing at a concert brings on a twist


dear amy: i have a question about dancing etiquette. i am a middle-aged woman. my daughter and i recently attended a concert of the b-52s at a theater venue. most of the audience members were my age.people were seated and quite stationary during the concert. i wanted to dance but didn’t want to bother anyone.finally, a couple of people near the front started dancing, but the people in back of them complained that the dancers were blocking their view.is there a right answer when it comes to dancing at a concert in a theater?— wanna dancedear wanna dance: what kind of superhuman can stay seated during “love shack”? (not i…)i shared your question with my friend dan smalls, a concert promoter in new york and new england, who has dealt with acts ranging from jackson browne to modest mouse.he re






dancing at a concert brings on a twist


dear amy: i have a question about dancing etiquette. i am a middle-aged woman. my daughter and i recently attended a concert of the b-52s at a theater venue. most of the audience members were my age.people were seated and quite stationary during the concert. i wanted to dance but didn't want to bother anyone.finally, a couple of people near the front started dancing, but the people in back of them complained that the dancers were blocking their view.is there a right answer when it comes to dancing at a concert in a theater?— wanna dancedear wanna dance: what kind of superhuman can stay seated during "love shack"? not i.i shared your question with my friend dan smalls, a concert promoter in new york and new england, who has dealt with acts ranging from jackson browne to modest mouse.he resp






ariana grande concert: blast a 'terrorist incident' | uk news


a blast at an ariana grande concert in the northern english city of manchester has killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 others with police calling it a "terrorist incident".the bomb disposal unit was on the scene with ambulances early on tuesday."so far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured. this is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise," greater manchester police said in a tweet.there were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the american pop singer, but witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena's bars at about 10:30pm (2130gmt).a video posted on twitter showed fans screaming and running out of the venue."a huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and w






rio olympic velodrome hit by fire; 2nd time this year


rio de janeiro — for the second time this year, a small hot-air balloon — also known as a "lantern" — has set fire to the velodrome built for last year's rio de janeiro olympics.the olympic legacy governing authority confirmed the cause of the blaze that broke out before dawn on sunday in the olympic park in suburban barra da tijuca."it was the same thing as happened at the end of july, a lantern reached a portion of the roof of the building," the statement said. it said an initial inspection did not show damage to the track.local media showed firefighters standing on the roof of the building putting out the fire.the track and roof of the $45 million cycling venue was also damaged by fire when it was struck on july 30.the racing surface for the costly venue was made of special siberian woo






after trump's sweet talk with china, conflicts remain


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president trump expressed his desire to ' idly' make the u.s. safer during a press conference with japanese prime minister shinzo abe. usa today networkpresident trump (left) during attorney general jeff sessions' swear-in ceremony at the white house in washington, d.c., on feb. 9, 2017, and chinese president xi jinping (right) after signing a bilateral treaty with czech president milos zeman (not pictured) at prague castle in prague, czech republic, on march 26, 2016.(p o: jim lo scalzo/filip singer, epa) 5612 connect 1 linkedinemailmorewashington — president trump’s “extremely cordial” call thursday night with chinese president xi jinping creates an opportunity for the two world powers to work together, but doesn't erase major conflicts that will get in the