Disney Concert Hall Road To Music Marks Its 10th Year

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In his argument Thursday, attorney Brian Panish, who represents Katherine Jackson, urged the six women and six men on the jury to find that defendant AEG Live LLC and Jackson shared responsibility for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician whose treatments killed the superstar. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Earlier this week, a lawyer for AEG Live suggested the promoter was pressured by Jackson to hire Murray as his personal physician, and was deceived when Jackson and Murray hid the fact that the singer was receiving nightly doses of the anesthetic propofol in his bedroom. The drug is intended for use during operations at hospitals. Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter after giving Jackson an overdose of propofol as a sleep aid as Jackson fought chronic insomnia. Murray is in prison. Jurors were led out of the courtroom by 10 armed sheriffs deputies assigned to guard them during deliberations. They spent two hours behind closed doors, then retired for the night and returned Friday for their first full day of talks. Panish used his rebuttal argument Thursday to urge the jury to find that AEG hired Murray without considering whether he was fit for the job. AEG lawyers say it was Jackson who hired the doctor.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 11 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Rihanna booed after arriving 80 minutes late to concert Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:44 p.m. EDT September 27, 2013 Some fans chose to vent their frustration on social media. Rihanna performs live for fans at the first show of her Australian tour at Perth Arena on Sept. 24, 2013, in Perth, Australia. (Photo: Stefan Gosatti, Getty Images) SHARE 92 CONNECT 15 TWEET 11 COMMENTEMAILMORE An Australian crowd thought Rude Boy singer Rihanna was just plain rude when she showed up a full hour and 20 minutes late for a show Thursday night. She was supposed to be onstage at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre at 9 p.m., The Australian reported , but that didn’t happen. Some fans even gave up, choosing to leave instead. “not impressed with rhianna at all…….left concert without seeing her and she was over an hour and a half late….” tweeted Twitter user @leahmac677 . When she finally took the stage, she was greeted by boos instead of cheers from the fed-up audience. RELATED: Rihanna gets a new gun-shaped grill Though she did mention something about taking “a long, long time to get back to Australia” she had been due in from Perth, Australia, where she played a show Tuesday night that started 40 minutes late there was no apology or further explanation, according to the newspaper.

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aWe pretty much lost everything on the inside,a Cantos said. aThere was so much damage throughout all of the complex a These last four months, weave been cleaning up all the smoke damage to try to get back in to at least honor properly.a Cantos said the damage caused by the fire not only impacted the churchas ability to host services, but also resulted in the cancellation of the 38th Annual Tucson Greek Festival, the churchas main fundraiser. Church leaders still wanted to host an event and open the church up to the community, so they decided to host the Fire Benefit Concert for St. Demetrios in an effort to raise funds for rebuilding. aInstead of the festival, weare doing this benefit concert, which is going to be an awful lot of fun,a Cantos said. Jim Howell, chair and performer for the event as well as lifelong member of the parish, said the decision to hold the event was an easy one. aWe didnat have a place to prepare for the festival, let alone hold it,a Howell said. aThis concert means a great deal to us, to still have some type of event and reach out to the greater Tucson community.a The concertas headliners will be Cantosa brother Bill, an internationally known jazz pianist, and his wife, Mary Falcone. Ellington Big Band and The Jim Howell Band will also play. In addition to the performers, the event will also feature a museum showcasing items and photographs that survived the fire, Cantos said. For Howell, the benefit concert represents not just an opportunity to provide entertainment, but also a way to give back to a place important to his family. aMy grandparents were married in St. Demetrios,a Howell said. aMy parents, my sister and my wife and I were all married in the existing location. My kids were baptized in that church, as was I.

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Thats a win-win on both sides, he says. Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, who had a violin solo during the Halls first concert, knows that phenomenon. He played at the Phils previous home, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, for eight years. It was tremendously different on the Chandler stage, says Chalifour. As a string player, you had to play with a lot of muscle there for the sound to reach the audience. That isnt necessary in Disney Hall. Better acoustics have allowed the Philharmonic to discover a wider palette of sound and made them a better orchestra, he says. We can hear each other so much better and track each others lines, Chalifour said. There is also no doubt that the L.A. Phil is not only a better orchestra first under Esa-Pekka Solonen, who was the conductor when Disney Hall opened, and now Dudamel but it is now one of the best in the world. The concert hall itself has also become an attraction for many great artists, keeping the place busy even when the Phil isnt playing. The auditorium has something going on almost every night from September to June, whether it be classical, jazz or pop music. This has helped lead to financial stability for the musical institution, which went through some rough times in the 1990s. Gehry had bid on the project back in 1988, but by the mid 90s the plan nearly collapsed for a variety of reasons, from temperaments and financing. The parking lot beneath the Hall was financed by the county with a bond, but the Hall was to be built from private donations.

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(8) Bruno Mars; $1,028,831; $69.92. 9. (New) Michael Buble; $851,557; $79.04. 10. (10) Rush; $698,523; $73.48. 11. (9) New Kids On The Block; $676,113; $61.83. 12. (11) Blake Shelton; $654,783; $34.67. 13. (12) Rascal Flatts; $592,046; $38.49. 14. (13) Brad Paisley; $565,212; $38.35.