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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 10)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em! Sharing Space, Orchestra Boosts Students' Performance: Eight years ago, one of Europe's best-known orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, began sharing a building with a secondary school in the northern German city of Bremen, reports Matt Pickles for BBC. "Since then the school's...

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Marketing

Go Really Big When Reinventing Yourself

Check out the story by Venues Today about the reopening of The Forum in Inglewood. When AEG built the Staples Center for the Lakers, Clippers and Kings, it took the (formerly) Fabulous Forum off the A-list of venues, but Madison Square Garden just placed a $100-million bet that it can bring it back. I’m going to ask my pilot to overfly Inglewood on my return to L.A. later this week, so I can see the largest vinyl record ever built...

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Who’s to Blame? AEG Wanted MJ Healthy, Happy

The basics of this are that MJ’s family sued AEG for hiring the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael’s death because the family considered AEG negligent for hiring a doctor they should have known was trouble. AEG had said that Jackson chose Murray, but the jury disagreed: They decided that AEG had in fact hired the doctor, but that AEG wasn’t negligent in doing so. If you recall, the tour that would have been sold faster than...

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