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ArcLight, Pacific Theatres Are Closing Permanently

Can the Cinerama Dome be saved?

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Pain at the Ports as Cruise-Related Businesses Wait Out Pandemic

John Tallichet was looking forward to the opening of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge across the Back Channel at the Port of Long Beach.

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Players to Know in LA’s Fast-Growing Professional Esports Industry

Most Los Angeles residents are well-acquainted with local teams like the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams — as well as the massive venues where they play their home games.

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Business of Sports: Why Dodgers President Stan Kasten Is Sticking With His Game Plan

2021 Business of Sports Special Report

In the afterglow of their first World Series title in 32 years, the stars would seem to be aligned for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Business of Sports: How the Clippers Win With Their Sponsors

2021 Business of Sports Special Report

The way the Los Angeles Clippers see it, they’ve got two star-studded rosters.

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2021 Business of Sports Special Report

The Business Journal goes deep to see how the Los Angeles sports market and some of its biggest players have met the challenges posed by the pandemic.

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LL Cool J's Rock the Bells Raises $8 Million

Rock the Bells Inc., a Larchmont-based content and commerce brand created by rapper and actor LL Cool J raised $8 million in Series A funding.

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Passenger Traffic Plunges 73% in February at Local Airports

Local airports continued to tell a tale of two worlds in February as passenger counts dropped yet again while cargo tonnage surged to new heights.

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ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman to Retire in 2022

Lorne Buchman, who has served as president of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena since 2009, will retire from his position in June 2022.

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HYBE Acquires Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings for $1 Billion

HYBE will purchase 100% of Ithaca Holdings through its wholly owned subsidiary, HYBE America, for $1.05 billion.

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Lionsgate Sells Spanish-Language Streaming Service for $124 Million

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. sold its stake in streaming service Pantaya to Hemisphere Media Group, a Fla.-based Spanish-language media company, for $124 million.

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Santa Monica Pier Executive Director Negin Singh to Depart

Negin Singh is stepping away from her duties as executive director at Santa Monica Pier Corp. in June.

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Endeavor Revives Plans for IPO

The latest IPO filing reveals that Ari Emanuel's entertainment conglomerate recorded $625.3 million in net losses in 2020.

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Movie Theaters Can Double Capacity on April 5

Movie theaters in Los Angeles County can bump their capacity to 50% starting April 5.

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Universal Studios Hollywood to Reopen April 16

After a year of theme park closures caused by the pandemic, Universal Studios Hollywood is scheduled to reopen April 16.

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