April 6, 2008

Jam and Live Nation Fight Over Uptown Theatre

From today's Sun Times

Concert promoters in tug-of-war over 'jewel'

Legal battle between Jam, Live Nation drags on as Uptown Theatre crumbles

A redeveloped Uptown Theatre is seen by many, including 48th Ward Ald. Mary Ann Smith, as the key that finally could turn Uptown from a "war zone" into a thriving entertainment district -- the only one in the city where live music is the main attraction.

Now the theater itself has become what may be the bloodiest battleground yet in Chicago's long-raging war between two powerful concert promoters: national giant Live Nation and Chicago-based Jam Productions. And the fight is just heating up.

For rest of article, go to Sun-Times

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