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Big-name concert promoters wrangle for control of the Greek Theatre
Big-name concert promoters wrangle for control of the Greek Theatre

Music fans who go to a lot of shows might not realize the backstage venue tussles that are a feature of the competitive Los Angeles concert scene. But the battle for control of the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park offers a good snapshot; it's getting heated and stars three of the city's biggest promoters. One one side is Live Nation; on the other are AEG and Nederlander Concerts. Combined, the bidding for control typifies the hardscrabble nature of the concert biz in Los Angeles.  Those who visit the Greek's website will get a quick (albeit biased) rundown of the drama via a pop-up window: "Nederlander Concerts, a family owned company, would like to continue its...

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