But Arlo Guthries concert is not the name of the concert. Thats just the name of the blog and thats why I call this blog Arlo Guthries Concert at the Palladium. Now it all started 33 summers ago33 summers ago on a summer night when I went up to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to hear Arlo when he was doing a concert there at the Valley Forge Music Fair. Arlo doesnt live in Valley Forge and neither did I. He just performed a concert there and I was just a guy who wanted to go see Arlo Guthrie. Along with me came my friend Lou who, to avoid confusion, we called The Greek. And on the way, in Philadelphia, we picked up a young woman I had met weeks ago at the Jersey shore and with whom I was interested in pursuing a romantic relationship. We got up there and we found the Arlo Guthrie concert and it was a good concerta great concertand we decided to stay the night at the young ladys home but in the middle of the night her father didnt like what he was hearing and threw us out so, with tears in our eyes (well, in mine) we drove off into the darkness back home to the Jersey shore where the sun came up as we drove over the George Redding Bridge. Living at the shore and working all summer you dont get a lot of days off but you do meet a lot of people and the next summer, on my one day off, I took another trip to see Arlo Guthrie play at the Valley Forge Music Fair. This time, planning to meet another young lady who I had met at the shore who I was less interested in pursuing a relationship with (but who was more interested in pursuing a relationship with me). We had a terrific time at the Arlo concert followed by mixed messages and awkwardness that lasted months. The next year, I got up the nerve to ask yet another young lady who I had fumbled a date with years earlier. It was another great Arlo show but, intimidated by the massive one-year age difference between me and the older woman, I failed to ask her out again.
Progress has been made every year that Fred has been helping this group, granting them access to health care, housing and a weekly food parcel program, says Lewis. Each October, volunteers with Stockwells one-man Peace Corps-like operation organize events in the Rogue Valley to announce the group’s efforts and raise money for Eyes to Burma . All monies go directly to help the refugees. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, there will be a free Meet & Greet photography exhibit at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The next day, Saturday, Oct. 5, there will be benefit concert from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grizzly Peak Winery , 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland ( grizzlypeakwinery.com ) Concert organizer Barbara Goldfarb Seles and other volunteers say this celebration will honor Stockwells hard work and the generous support of the local community.
Carnegie Hall concert goes on, after strike canceled performance
A union leader told Reuters he was optimistic the two sides could reach a permanent deal by Friday. The dispute hangs on whether the stagehands – mostly prop-makers, carpenters and electricians – should have a role in a new educational wing that the Carnegie Hall Corp plans to open above the hall next year. The corporation wants to hire cheaper labor at the education wing. Negotiations with the union took an unprecedented turn on Wednesday when Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees decided to go on strike for the first time in the history of Carnegie Hall. However, when James Claffey, president of Local 1, emerged from negotiations on Thursday afternoon, he announced the union had agreed to pull down the picket line for the day, citing progress in the talks. “This is a goodwill gesture towards Carnegie Hall,” said Claffey, whose local has negotiated some of the most lucrative pay in the industry. He later said further progress had been made, and that even though picketing would continue, he hoped to reach a deal by Friday. Carnegie Hall’s five full-time stagehands make an average of $400,000 per year including benefits, The New York Times reported, citing the organization’s tax returns. Claffey said there were many more stagehands represented by the union who work only sporadically. “This dispute is not about those employees,” Claffey said. “This is about everyone else. These are middle class employees.” The strike forced Carnegie Hall to cancel a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with violinist Joshua Bell. The concert was part of Carnegie Hall’s opening-night gala, the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Analysis: Jackson case will change the tune for concert, artist insurance
“If an assistant or professional does something wrong, the artist will go after the assistant and not AEG.” Insurers wound up settling with Spears after she sued a group for almost $10 million in 2005, after she was forced to cancel the European leg of a tour due to a knee injury. Spears and her promoter had bought “contingency insurance” from several companies including Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd, French company AXA’s AXA Corporate Solutions, one of the more common policies that cover abandonment, cancellation or postponement of a concert. The companies initially refused to pay Spears for losses arising from the canceled shows, claiming she failed to disclose surgery performed on her knee five years earlier. Spears had passed the insurance company’s required medical exam a year before the tour was to begin. John Callagy, attorney for Spears in the case, told Reuters it became apparent the insurance companies were aware of her prior knee injuries from earlier insurance applications. Mary Thompson, president of Las Vegas-based Capstone Brokerage, said she expects Spears probably bought “contingency insurance” for her Planet Hollywood residency but now it includes new stipulations following the pop star’s widely publicized breakdown a few years go. Tougher drug use monitoring and higher insurance pricing arose after 23-year-old actor River Phoenix died in 1993 of a drug overdose while under contract for two movies. When he died, two insurance companies paid nearly $5.7 million to the producers of “Dark Blood” and “Interview With the Vampire,” but then sued his estate in a federal court in Florida to get their money back, claiming he violated his contracts by lying when he said he did not do drugs. The court ruled against the insurers, which then appealed the ruling. An appeals court in Florida then granted the Phoenix estate’s motion to dismiss the insurer’s claims, ruling the actor’s death rendered his performance impossible, an event which was covered by the insurance policy. “As a result of this case, the insurance companies became more careful about how they priced contracts and covered performers they deemed risky,” said Zev Jacob Eigen, associate professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. “The Jackson case stands to be another cause for recalibration in the industry because it impacts the same questions about scope of coverage and obligation to monitor behaviors of performers,” said Eigen.