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Friends of the Dalai Lama announced that a Global Compassion Summit will be held in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s landmark 80th birthday. The summit will be the official world celebration of His Holiness’ 80th birthday, featuring world leaders, Nobel Laureates, celebrity guests, speakers, and performers from around the globe.

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Hosted by Friends of the Dalai Lama, UC Irvine and the Center for Living Peace, the kick-off will be held at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which accommodates 18,000 attendees. The following two days of summit dialogues, panels and special gatherings will take place on the UCI campus. This will be the Dalai Lama’s first visit to Anaheim, The City of Kindness, and third visit to Irvine. All events are open to the public.

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The Global Compassion Summit is designed to foster a dialogue on compassion and peace with His Holiness’ diverse, multi-ethnic global audience. The event will be a celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s lifetime of devotion to the work of spreading the message about the value of peace, kindness and universal compassion throughout the world.

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WHAT: Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Global Compassion Summit
WHEN: July 5-7, 2015 
WHERE: 2695 E Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92806

CONTACT: info@HHDL80.org

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Jack’s 9th Show

September 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

93.1 Jack FM’s annual live concert event will host a night of performances by classic bands and hit songs that have resonated with listeners from the 80’s through today at Jack’s 9th Show. The lineup includes Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Collective Soul, Billy Squier, Violent Femmes, Bow Wow Wow, and Naked Eyes who will all perform at The Theatre at Honda Center!

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Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics, “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.”

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Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status.  After having been invited to the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, Collective Soul went into the studio to record their sophomore follow-up. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March of 1995, would be the album that would help define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached #1), “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel,” it became Collective Soul’s highest selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts. 1997’s Platinum Disciplined Breakdown produced two more #1 hits, “Precious Declaration” and “Listen.” 1999 brought the album Dosage which provided another strong showing for the band, producing the #1 hit song “Heavy,” which would take the top Billboard spot for a (then) record of 15 weeks.

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Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal: to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost.  A rave New York Times review led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring. Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.

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Bow Wow Wow’s music ranges from simple, irreverent tunes to crisp pop masterpieces.  The band packaged all of this together with an incredible sense of humor and vigor.   Bow Wow Wow’s strong identity and unique musical style was a reaction to the gloom of the London and U.S. music scene in the early 80’s.  Protégé’s of Malcolm McLaren, Bow Wow Wow’s first U.K. top 10 hit, “Go Wild in the Country” hit the charts in 1981.  The group’s first U.S. hit would have to wait for the release of the “Last of the Mohicans” EP in 1982. Producer Kenny Laguna, who had worked with Joan Jett, was brought in to record their smash track, “I Want Candy.”  It was a Top 10 hit in the U.K., and made it into the Top 40 on the American charts.  Looking back, that song defines something essential about the early 80’s. The look of the band was just right for MTV and it was a touchstone for pop and New Wave fans alike.  Twenty years on, Bow Wow Wow was asked to reform to help 106.7 KROQ celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The band performed alongside such luminaries as Duran Duran, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond and Interpol at the station’s annual Inland Invasion concert. The 45,000+ sell-out event, held at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion on September 20, 2003, was KROQ’s fastest selling concert ever.  After having a blast on stage in front of 30,000 + people, Bow Wow Wow decided to continue doing what they do best…playing killer live shows. Over the past years the band have also made numerous radio and TV appearances (including Jimmy Kimmel Live, FUSE TV’s Daily Download and more).

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Founded by Pete Byrne (vocalist) and Rob Fisher (keyboards), Naked Eyes exploded into the Top Ten with their cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Always Something There To Remind Me.”  They followed this success with  the self-penned hits “Promises, Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.” The back to back to back hits resulted in massive U.S. radio airplay and an almost constant presence on MTV.  Although the band was expecting to tour, the label wanted a follow-up, so the duo went into the studio to record Fuel for the Fire which produced the hit single “(What) In The Name of Love.” Soon enough, Byrne and Fisher were asked to begin work on yet another release, but, rather than continuing what was becoming a never-ending cycle, they decided to walk away and leave Naked Eyes as a project to be continued… The next few years saw both Byrne and Fisher involved in a number of various activities.   Just at the start of the millennium, Byrne and Fisher decided to pick up where Naked Eyes had left off and started work on a third album. Sadly, it was tragically interrupted when Fisher passed away.  Left to carry on solo, Byrne decided that the best course of action was to start where it had all begun all those years ago back in Bath. “I went out and got a guitar, then with guitar and title in hand, went looking for the songs that inspired me to be in a band in the first place.” That brings us to where we are now, Naked Eyes has been playing live shows across America from Hollywood to Carnegie Hall , has performed on PBS, and put out a live concert DVD.

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WHAT: Jack’s 9th Show
WHEN: September 20, 2014
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim, CA 92806

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (714) 704-2400

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After a worldwide tour seen by over 8 million people in 217 cities, the stunning theatrical event Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is back. Don’t wait another 65 million years to see them!

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Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes.

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It’s a dazzling $20,000,000 arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth.

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Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really are back!

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WHAT: Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular
WHEN: 
September 3 – 7, 2014
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92806
WHEN: September 11 – 14, 2014
WHERE: Staples Center | 1111 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | TwitterInstagram | YouTube

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Uniquely entertaining, the wonderful Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to the Southland President’s Weekend. Laughter and thrills are contagious at Honda Center, STAPLES Center, and Ontario Business Bank Arena.

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The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year.  Revised, and with a major twist, online voting is now open here, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.

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With a roster showcasing stars such as Special K DaleyBig Easy LoftonFlight Time LangHi-Lite Bruton, and Dizzy Grant – plus female stars TNT MaddoxT-Time Brawner, and Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and precise timing – all with an array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the young and the young at heart. After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

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A collaboration with METRO allows riders to save $5 on select tickets by showing their valid TAP card, Metro employee ID at the box office, or use the promo code: METRO when purchasing tickets online.

WHAT: The Harlem Globetrotters 
WHEN:
Honda Center Saturday February 15 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm | STAPLES Center Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 pm and 5:45 pm | Citizens Business Bank Arena President’s Day – Monday, February 17 at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92806 | STAPLES Center | 1111 East Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015 | Citizens Business Bank Arena | 4000 East Ontario Center Parkway | Ontario, CA 91764

CONTACT INFO: Honda Center (714) 740-2000 | STAPLES Center (213) 742-7300 | Citizens Business Bank Arena (909) 244-5500

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter 

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The Harlem Globetrotters

February 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Harlem Globetrotters return to Los Angeles for another action packed game of street basketball at the Staples Center and Honda Center! They are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. The acts often feature incredible coordination and skillful handling of one or more basketballs, such as passing or juggling balls between players, balancing or spinning balls on their fingertips, and making unusual, difficult shots.

The Globetrotters started in Chicago, Illinois in the 1920s, where a 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein formed a small basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. He was just trying to promote a nightclub called the Savoy Ballroom, but in just a few years the team had played over 1,000 games around the country and become the Harlem Globetrotters.

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They decided to pick Harlem as their home city since Harlem was considered the center of African-American culture at the time, and an out-of-town team name would give the team more of a mystique. The Globetrotters were initially a serious competitive team, and despite a flair for entertainment, they would only clown for the audience after establishing a safe lead in the game.

In 1941, the Globetrotters signed Reece “Goose” Tatum, an all-time great who developed amazing comedy moves and changed the direction of the team. By the end of the war the Globetrotters had played an incredible 30,000 games (losing only 2190) and were featured on the cover of Life magazine. Those were remarkable achievements at a time when America was deeply segregated by race. The team toured the world, breaking cultural and social barriers along with basketball records. They were the first team to play basketball in Europe.

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The Globetrotters have appeared in their own movies and TV shows and have been seen by hundreds of millions of people in 120 countries. They are simply the most famous basketball team in the world.

WHAT: The Harlem Globetrotters
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Honda Center | 2695 E Katella Ave | Anaheim, CA 92806
WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 2013 | 1:00 pm 
WHERE: 
STAPLES Center | 111 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015

CONTACT INFO: (213) 742-7100

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Feel the heat and experience the adventure of high-flying, fire-breathing dragons. Unleash your inner Viking and prepare for the invasion of Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at the acclaimed Honda Center!

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Astonishing animatronic technology and world-class performers bring to life the heartwarming story of DreamWorks Animation’s Academy Award® – nominated film. This ground breaking arena show breaks all the rules of traditional live entertainment for the whole family featuring 13 dragons, some with wingspans up to 46 feet!

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In the far-away land of Berk, a young Viking named Hiccup struggles to find his place in the world. While his father and classmates only seem to care about fighting Dragons, Hiccup doesn’t quite fit.

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One fateful day, Hiccup befriends an injured Dragon that he names Toothless. Together, Hiccup and Toothless establish a high-flying friendship that will change them forever – uniting Vikings and Dragons in a spectacular battle to save both their worlds.

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Barely contained within the arena, the production utilizes the full venue, maximizing every dimension of performance space to transport you into a mythical world of fire-breathing dragons who soar overhead at great speeds. The state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections interact seamlessly with the actors to bring the story to life.

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The show features Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats, to perform against a state-of-the-art, wall-to-floor immersive projection measuring more than 20,000 sq ft.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular
WHEN: January 17 – 20, 2013
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim, CA 92806

DETAILS: Tickets 

  • Price range: $25 – $95

CONTACT INFO: (714) 704-2400

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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The Van Halen Tour

May 28, 2012 — 4 Comments

A regrouped Van Halen has announced an extensive 2012 American tour that will carry the four-piece rock band across the country over five months, including Los Angeles at the Staples Center in downtown and at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The band, featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen, will be touring in support of a new studio album called “A Different Kind of Truth.”

After performing at the world famous Cafe Wha? January 5th in New York City to announce their upcoming world tour, fans and followers posted videos and photos of the band’s unique first show opening. The album is Van Halen‘s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s diamond certified album 1984.

The band, which sprung from Pasadena in the 1970s and paid its dues on the Sunset Strip, rose in the late 1970s and ’80s to be one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After Roth left the band in 1985, Sammy Hagar took over vocal duties, followed by a brief stint in the ’90s with Gary Cherone. Roth reunited with the band — which by then had replaced longtime bassist Michael Anthony with Eddie’s Van Halen son Wolfgang — in 2008 for a troubled tour that ended with Eddie Van Halen in rehab.

Van Halen’s new single, “Tattoo” has been played on more than 160 stations since its release on January 10th. It held the positions of #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Singles chart,  #1 Most Played Song at Classic Rock Radio in its first week and  #1 Most Added song at Mainstream and Active Rock Radio. Listen to the song and watch the music video below.

Tickets are on sale and VIP Packages will also be available, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more.

Staples Center

The Staples Center, back-to-back recipients of the prestigious Pollstar-CIC Arena of the Year award, has clearly established itself as the sports and entertainment center of the world. As the home of four professional sports franchises, performances and special events the center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction.

VIP Suite: Entertain business associates, friends and family in the privacy and luxury of your own Event Suite. With past performances by famous artists, Staples Center‘s variety of shows and events offer something for everyone. Click here for tickets.

Honda Center

The Honda Center stands as one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. Opened in 1993 the venue has hosted top name concert acts over the years and offers fans a facility that is both beautiful to behold and a delight in which to view any event reflecting state-of-the-art design in both form and function. Visitors enjoy incredibly comfortable seating and some of the best sight lines and proximity to the action found anywhere.

VIP Suite: The Party Suites are completely furnished with leather sofas, cocktail tables and 42” plasma TVs.  Experience great views and a tremendous atmosphere that can only be found in a luxury suite.  Packages also include preferred parking. Click here for tickets.

New York Times:  “Van Halen is still one of the most limber bands in hard rock, with a higher center of gravity than most.“

WHAT: Van Halen
WHEN: June 1 7:30 and June 9 7:30
WHERE: Staples Center | 1111 S. Figueroa St. | Los Angeles, CA 90015
WHEN: June 12 7:30
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 E. Katella | Anaheim,  CA  92806

CONTACT INFO: 

Staples Center – (213) 742-7340

Honda Center – (800) 745-3000

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