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      Perfect Circuit Audio Opening
      M. Geddes Gengras cranked up the tunes at the Electric Sunset event celebrating Perfect Circuit Audio’s grand opening in Burbank, CA. Photo courtesy Perfect Circuit Audio.
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      Anthrax - HOB
      Anthrax closed out the last metal show at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Kluft.
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      MikeNess-SocialDistortion
      Mike Ness of Social Distortion played one of the Los Angeles' House of Blues' final shows. Photo by Alex Kluft.
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      JasonBentley-SoundInFocus 
      KCRW Program Director, Jason Bentley, kicking off the Sound in Focus concert series presented by KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation. For full coverage, click on image. Photo by Dan Del Campos.
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      Rakim hits the stage at the Art of Rap Festival  
      The God MC, Rakim, was one of many artists who hit the stage at Ice-T's Art of Rap Festival in Irvine, CA. For more photos, click on image. Photo by Xxposure Photography.
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      BenGibbard_DeathCab 
      Death Cab for Cutie rocked a sold-out show, filled with hardcore fans, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For full coverage, click on image. Photo by Clare Ramirez.
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      WillieNelson-AlisonKraus
      Music legends Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss performed at the Greek Theatre on July 18. Pictured l-r: Jerry Douglas, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Rena Wasserman (Nederlander Concerts) & Ken Scher (Nederlander Concerts). Photo by Randall Michelson.
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      Van Halen - San Bernardino 
      The last decade has been a whole new era for Van Halen, and they still know how to rock. For full coverage, click on image. Photo by Kevin Estrada.
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      Cody Simpson - Free - Release Party
      Cody Simpson rocked out at the Hollywood Roosevelt for the release of his new album, Free. Photo by Adam Battaglia.
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      Aerosmith at the Santa Barbara Bowl
      Aerosmith made an historic stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Photo by Thomas Long.
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      Dee Jay Silver at Body English
      Dee Jay Silver performed at the Body English Nightclub Closing Party, held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Photo by Adam Amar/KabikPhotoGroup.com.
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      Celeste Stoney Grammy Showcase
      Celeste Stoney gave a Kool performance at the Roxy Theatre for the Los Angeles Chapter Grammy Showcase. Photo by Level Music Entertainment, Inc.
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      Elle King Birthday Troubadour 
      Elle King brought down the Los Angeles Troubadour for her birthday. For more, click on image. Photo by Jim Donnelly.
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      Klee Benally - 4th of July 
      Navajo musician, Klee Benally, celebrated the spirit of resistance at Farce of July in Los Angeles, For more info, click on image. Photo by Paula Tripodi.
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      Ben Folds at LA's Greek Theatre
      Ben Folds, whose upcoming album is slated for a late summer release, brought his global tour to LA's Greek Theatre with yMusic. Ben was greeted backstage by Nederlander's Rob Owens and Rena Wasserman. Photo by Randall Michelson.
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      Trejo, Valderrama and Coto at NALIP Summit
      Danny Trejo, Wilmer Valderrama and Executive Producer Carlos Coto at the “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Season Two Panel” during the 16th Annual NALIP Media Summit in Hollywood. Photo by Carnival Pictures.
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      REO Speedwagon x Gabrielle Giffords
      Backstage at their concert at Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita, AZ, REO Speedwagon hosted former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her Astronaut husband Captain Mark Kelly.
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      Bacon Brothers - WQXR Instrument Drive
      The Bacon Brothers (Michael & Kevin Bacon) perform with a student from Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, one of 100 schools to receive musical instruments through WQXR's Inaugural Instrument Drive. Photo: Getty Images for WQXR Radio.
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      DJ Whitney Fierce at Line 204 Party
      DJ Whitney Fierce at Line 204 Studios’ Re-Opening Party celebrating its newly renovated Hollywood West and East sound stages. Photo by Tiffany Chien/Guest Of A Guest.
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      Journey - HW Bowl 
      Journey kicked off the 2015 summer concert series at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For more, click on image. Photo by Daren Cornell.
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      Brian Wilson at the Greek
      Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson celebrated his 73rd Birthday at the Greek Theatre. Nederlander’s Dave Poe and Rena Wasserman wished him a Happy Birthday with Christian Bernhardt of The Agency Group. Photo by Randall Michelson.
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      Fall Out Boy 2015
      Thanks for the Memories at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy). Photo by Alex Kluft.
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      NKOTB Cleveland
      New Kids On The Block took over the Quicken Loan Arena with an explosive performance in Cleveland, OH. Photo by Alex Kluft.
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      Nederlander LABT
      The Los Angeles Beautification Team awarded the Lisa Frost Community Service Award to the Nederlander Organization at their 2015 Gala dinner, hosted by Paula Poundstone at the Universal Studios Globe Theatre. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Stephen Stills presented the award to James L. Nederlander and team. Photo by Juan O'Campo.
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      Neon Trees
      Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees showed off his dance moves at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Kluft.
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      Yelawolf
      Yelawolf, with special guest drummer, Travis Barker, hit the stage at Fonda Theater for a memorable night, performing hits from Yelawolf's new album Love Story. Photo by Xxposure.