Short Takes

Date: June 11, 2003

VERIZON MUSIC FEST A GO

The second Verizon Music Festival is slated to begin June 27 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., with Latin musician Gilberto Santa Rosa and Milly Quezada. June 28, George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium will host rhythm and blues singer Raul Midon. And a free concert will be held June 29 at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Nickel Creek and Rhett Miller.

CCE TO PROMOTE NEW PALACE

The historic 1,300-capacity Palace theater on Vine Street in Hollywood will have Clear Channel Entertainment as its exclusive promoter of live entertainment in a multi-year deal. Clear Channel executive Eric Herz will lead the booking of live music and comedy artists. The concert hall is scheduled to reopen in mid-September. Its new name, official opening date and inaugural concert schedule are yet to be announced.

MOUNTED PATROL KICKS OFF AT BONNAROO

Launching its Summer Tour 2003 season, the Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol is slated provide security for the Bonnaroo Music Festival, June 13-June 15. Twenty Tennessee riders will join the Troopers from 11 states who are returning for the second three-day festival in Manchester, Tenn. A&O, claiming to be the nation's oldest and largest mounted security company, patrolled the inaugural Bonnaroo with the largest peacetime cavalry ever assembled. This year's patrol will be 30 percent larger.

DYLAN HITS THE ROAD

Bob Dylan will hit the road July 12 with a show at the Winter Park Ski Resort in Winter Park, Colo. He has announced 12 dates in the Northwest and California. The solo run wraps Aug. 27 at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., before Dylan teams with The Dead for nine more shows, starting at Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla., Aug. 29, and going through the Bonnaroo Festival in Calverton, Long Island, Aug. 10.

ELECTROCUTION INVESTIGATION ONGOING

An investigation is ongoing into the electrocution death of a 26-year-old at a Snoop Dogg and Red Hot Chili Peppers Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, N.C., June 6. A Brooks & Dunn show is still slated to go on as planned June 13, according to a PR rep for the 18,000-capacity venue. The patron was killed during an intermission as he walked barefoot in the rain on a lighted concrete stairway with metal edges, according to media reports. The show continued to its conclusion. Police notified Duke Power, Mecklenburg County building inspectors and North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials, who also are investigating.