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2011-05-10 07:40:00

US deal-of-the-day website Groupon has teamed up with Live Nation Entertainment in a partnership that will launch a new online ticketing website allowing customers to buy tickets to concerts, theater and other events at discount prices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, the site is expected to go live before the summer concert season begins. Live Nation Entertainment was created by a merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment. The company produces over...

2010-05-07 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) today announced that the U.K. Competition Commission has unconditionally reaffirmed its initial decision approving the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. The Commission originally cleared the merger in December 2009 but was subsequently instructed by the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal to reconsider its decision following an appeal filed by CTS Eventim. Upon further investigation, the Commission...

2009-06-02 17:40:00

Live Nation says it is dropping service fees on more than 5 million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts to help fans throughout North America save money. The entertainment company said its No Service Fee Wednesdays begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, "offering fans some of the lowest prices of the summer with no ticket service fees on any LiveNation.com-ticketed amphitheater show. Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer of Live Nation, said in a statement Monday that service fees...

2008-09-26 18:00:36

Get a load of this description of the silent kung-fu movie Red Heroine: "A marauding band of bandits/military men raid a town and kidnap a bunch of women and the main character, whose grandmother gets killed in the melee, but she's luckily rescued by the cliche of the gallant kung-fu hermit with a fake white beard and is taught military skills and is gone for a while, and then there's some intrigue between family and military men, and in the end the Red Heroine comes back, kicks a lot of ass,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.