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The Region

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ordered the City of Burbank to pay more than $4.6 million in damages to a concert promoter who alleged that the city illegally prevented him from staging rock concerts at the municipally owned Starlight Bowl in 1979. The jury ruled that the City Council breached a contract with the promotion firm, Cinevision Corp., when it banned the concerts. City officials alleged at the time that the concerts would attract narcotics users, homosexuals and anti-nuclear demonstrators. City officials said they will appeal the verdict.


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