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Philharmonic’s President Cued Up Funding Boom

ARTS: Deborah Borda, departing for New York gig, oversaw nonprofit’s growth.

Departing Deborah Borda talks how she conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s business.

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LGBT Paper Sees Unfolding Opportunity in L.A.

MEDIA: Blade believes niche focus, Trump’s presidency will help it step into market.

LGBT paper the Blade will take a stab at bringing L.A. readers into its fold.

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What is Soon-Shiong’s Next Step in Fight For Tronc?

The high-stakes chess match for control of tronc Inc., Chicago parent of the Los Angeles Times, reached a fever pitch this week as biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong upped his stake with a series of stock acquisitions that appeared to be part of a move for control of the company.

LGBTQ Metrosource Magazine Gets New Owner

Metrosource magazine, which describes itself as the largest LGBTQ media brand serving the Los Angeles and New York areas, has a new owner: New York’s Davler Media Group.

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Soon-Shiong Ups tronc Stake, Within 1% of Ferro

L.A. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has upped his stake in Los Angeles Times parent tronc Inc. to 24 percent, nearly overtaking majority shareholder Michael Ferro in a move that may further stoke rumors he could be positioning himself to make a run at the company.

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Soon-Shiong Out as Vice Chair of L.A. Times Parent

Los Angeles Times parent company tronc Inc. is reportedly forcing out its vice chairman and second-largest shareholder, L.A. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

Studios Hit Silicon Beach With Digital Production

ENTERTAINMENT: Virtual reality, traditional services on offer at new facilities.

New studio spaces will give digital production a real presence in Silicon Beach.

Busted Deals Don’t Raise Fear of China-Hollywood Breakup

ENTERTAINMENT: Huge audience big showbiz draw.

Analysts say a spate of busted deals won’t drop the curtain on U.S.-Chinese ventures.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Chief Leaves Post for New York

Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 17-year President and Chief Executive Deborah Borda will step down from the post to become chief of the New York Philharmonic, the organization she headed in the 1990s. She will assume the new position Sept. 15, replacing Matthew VanBiesen, who announced his resignation in January, effective in the spring.

Tronc Deal to Acquire Us Weekly Expected To Be Called Off

Last week, Los Angeles Times parent company tronc Inc. was in talks to buy celebrity magazine Us Weekly for $85 million to $95 million, but media analyst Ken Doctor says the deal is off.

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