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Date: March 11,2008

>> NOKIA
THEATER LANDS EMMYS DEAL — NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live will be
the new home of the Primetime Emmy Awards beginning with the 60th
national telecast scheduled for Sept. 21. Financial terms of the
10-year agreement were not disclosed, but the multi-faceted
agreement between AEG and the Television Academy will additionally
place the Academy’s 2008 Creative Arts Emmy Show the
preceding weekend on Sept. 13, at the 7,100-seat theatre. Contact:
Cara Vanderhook, (213) 742-7273 >> LIVE NATION TAKES THREE IN
ASBURY PARK — Live Nation has reached a long term agreement
to exclusively book Asbury Park's three music venues: the
1,600-capacity Paramount Theater, the 3,600-capacity Convention
Hall and the 850-capacity Stone Pony. Investors Madison Marquette
and Asbury Partners, who are spearheading the $2 billion Asbury
Park City Boardwalk redevelopment, selected Live Nation to book and
promote all live music events at the three venues through 2011.
Contact: John Vlautin, (310) 867-7127

>>LIVE
NATION TO BUY FANTASMA — The promoter giant has signed a
letter of intent to purchase the majority of the late Florida
concert promoter Jon Stoll's live entertainment assets. The Live
Nation deal includes the 3,500-capacity Mizner Park Amphitheater in
Boca Raton, Fla., and the 2,900-capacity Pompano Beach (Fla.)
Amphitheatre, as well as the Fantasma name and current inventory of
shows, and two music festivals produced by Fantasma. For more
information, see VT's April issue. Contact: John Vlautin, (310)
867-7127

>>TENABLE
SERVICES ADDS COMMAND K-9

Tenable
Protective Services has acquired the Command K-9 company. Nick
DiCicco along with his team of professional handlers and canine
partners has already joined Tenable’s operation staff. The
current team is made of certified imported and domestic canines and
trained handlers.

Contact: Ryan
Fioritto at (877)836-2253