| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:13 AM
That there is still a warm place in popular culture for that brilliant rapscallion of romance, Leonard Cohen, says something good about our time.
Cohen has just added a second North American leg to his “Old Ideas World Tour,” including a...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:33 AM
A dream I have. I originally worded that the other way around, but didn’t want to trivialize the brave vision of Dr. King, who, as I was explaining to the kids the other day, should be represented right next to Lincoln on Mount Rushmore, which...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Billionaire Philip Anschutz said Thursday he has decided not to sell AEG, the entertainment giant that controls the Staples Center, LA Live and the Los Angeles Kings.
Anschutz said he plans to resume a more active role in the company. He announced in...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:15 PM
When your goal is worldwide domination, you gotta do what you gotta do. For Pitbull, hardcore Miami Heat fan, that means getting in bed (figuratively speaking) with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
“Yeah, we don’t talk about that,”...
| Dec 31, 2012
City Councilman Dennis Zine has never struck me as a controller type. He's garrulous, outgoing, street-smart — the remnants of his first career as a Los Angeles police officer and union representative. He was a forceful personality at the Police...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Philip Anschutz wasn’t a “desperate seller” and bidders for his AEG sports and entertainment giant didn’t meet his price, a leading sports-business consultant said.
Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp. in Chicago, said he wasn&...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:52 PM
With two contracts expiring this summer, Hartford’s professional hockey future is uncertain.
The Rangers’ deal at the XL Center expires after this season. And AEG’s agreement to run the building is up in August.
The Capital Region...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
While the Capital Region Development Authority is deciding among three companies bidding to run the XL Center and Rentschler Field, Jim Schoenfeld and the executives at Madison Square Garden are considering their own options.
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The company that manages Soldier Field, including maintaining the condition of the turf at the Bears’ lakefront home, is in line for a new 10-year deal, the Chicago Park District announced Friday evening.
A Park District panel set up to evaluate...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The Chicago Park District Board this evening approved a new 10-year contract for the company that manages Soldier Field.
The board made its unanimous decision about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after an extensive presentation by the evaluation team and SMG,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Global Spectrum, which will take control of the XL Center later this year, is on the verge of keeping the New York Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford beyond this season.
A deal is close and an announcement from Madison Square Garden...