MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

American Air’s $1.6B Plan

American Airlines plans to take off soon with a $1.6 billion renovation of two LAX terminals.

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Holograms Hit the Road

On-stage illusions afford new sort of second act for late crooners

Deceased performers live again as holograms and as a new revenue source for local companies.

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AEG Announces Expansion of Personnel for Global Touring

Downtown-based Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. announced Sept. 10 the promotion of Gary Gersh to president of global touring. AEG also revamped its management structure to create a global touring division.

Moonves Out at CBS, NAI Settlement Reached, $20M ‘MeToo’ Donation Planned

Les Moonves will exit his post as chairman, president and chief executive at CBS Corp, according to a Sept. 9 announcement by the entertainment giant, which also detailed a settlement with the National Amusements Inc. members of the CBS Board and related parties.

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Embattled Owner of LA Weekly Behind New O.C. Publication

It appears embattled LA Weekly publisher and part-owner Brian Calle has set his sights on creating a new publication – the Irvine Weekly.

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Contract Negotiations For $1B LAX Car Rental Facility to Proceed

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Sept. 6 green lighted Los Angeles World Airports’ staff to negotiate a contract with a consortium to design, build and operate the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Reports: Moonves, CBS Board Negotiating Exit Plan

Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corp., is making moves to exit the entertainment giant, according to reports, which say the longtime executive is in negotiations with the board of directors over plans to leave the company.

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STYLE | Personal Professional

Blair Lawson • Goop Inc.

Elegant, casual Goop

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Soon-Shiong’s Other Media Deal: Sale of Tronc

Stake in prior owner of Times gives him leverage as negotiations heat up

Patrick Soon-Shiong is in the thick of another blockbuster media buy

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Is Live Nation Legal?

Live music outfit prompts cries of antitrust from competitors, congressmen

Antitrust allegations show no hint of stalling Live Nation’s growth ambitions.

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Katzenberg’s WnderCo Invests in Mobile Privacy Outfit

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s latest investment is a digital and mobile privacy security company.

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STYLE | Foodie in Chief

Rob McDougall • Gelson’s Markets Inc.

Rob McDougall on his healthy respect for customers

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High Times Presses on With Public Offering

The purchase of High Times magazine by a special purpose acquisition company has unraveled, but High Times Holding Corp. still plans to go public.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up 3.2 Percent in July, 4.8 Percent Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.2 percent in July compared to last year and was up 4.8 percent for the seven months of this year, according to figures released Aug. 28 by airport officials.

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LA Weekly Investor Sues Other LA Weekly Investors, Including Publisher

LA Weekly publisher Brian Calle is accused of “breathtaking incompetence, self-dealing and fraudulent intention” in a lawsuit filed Aug. 27 by David Welch, one of the investors who took over as LA Weekly owners last November.

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