Jury: Concert Promoter Not Negligent In Jackson Death

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Everything had to be right. Do the right thing,” Tevis said. “When we work with our students, we always want them to be the best they can be. That’s the kind of attitude he instilled in us.” This annual memorial concert will begin with the university band under the direction of Dr. Tevis. “There are 40 members in our concert band,” Tevis said. “We have a symphonic wind ensemble, which is just a fancy name for a band, but we do play marches. About 60 percent of the students are music majors.” The concert will then feature the 60-member Alumni and Friends Band. Ray Craig was invited to be guest conductor because he was Dr. Hiestand’s very close friend. Craig is a deeply respected music educator who often lectures students at Chico State. He was instrumental in helping to start the Alumni and Friends Band. This band will include the famous “Surum Corda” by Edward Elgar, the “Caccia and Chorale” by Clifton Williams and a new work by Soren Hyldgaard, “Marche Americana.” The concert will conclude with “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, a staple when Hiestand conducted concerts. “Alma Mater” and the “Chico State Fight Song” will inspire the audience and everyone will be urged to sing.

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47 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jury: Concert promoter not negligent in Jackson death A Los Angeles jury has rejected a claim that the promoter of Michael Jackson’s comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar with a drug overdose. The case was filed by Jackson’s mother. (Oct. 2) William M. Welch, USA TODAY 8:43 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 Jurors have reached a verdict in the Michael Jackson wrongful death civil trial. Michael Jackson Jackson died in June 2009 of an overdose of the drug propofol Murray was found guilty in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in the death AEG Live contends it was pressured by Jackson to hire Murray as his personal physician SHARE 775 CONNECT 171 TWEET 47 COMMENTEMAILMORE LOS ANGELES A jury ruled Wednesday in favor of concert promoter AEG Live, finding it was not liable in the death of singer Michael Jackson. Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, brought the case against AEG Live LLC, the giant concert promoter that was producing the singer’s comeback concerts, arguing that the promoter was negligent in hiring the physician who administered the drug that killed him. The jury of six men and six women returned their verdict on the third full day of deliberations after a bitterly contested trial that lasted five months in a Los Angeles courtroom. To reach a verdict, only nine of the 12 jurors needed to agree; A unanimous verdict was not required. Jackson died in June 2009 of an overdose of the drug propofol, which is intended for use in surgery at hospitals. Following a trial, Conrad Murray was found guilty in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death for giving the singer an overdose of propofol as a sleep aid. Just who was responsible for hiring Murray to take care of Jackson before his comeback concerts was at the heart of the family’s negligence claim. The jury ruled that AEG did hire Murray, but also ruled that Murray was not unfit or incompetent to perform the job he was hired to do.

The band hit the road this summer for a monthlong tour that wrapped in July. “We’ve actually been able to work through it,” said Campbell. “We did the shows in Europe while I was doing chemo … and mentally that was a big part of my recovery.” “I’m glad I had the opportunity to work through it instead of stay at home and feel sorry for myself,” he added. After more than 30 years together, Def Leppard isn’t slowing down for cancer or anything else. Fans can get a front-row seat to see the band at local cineplexes on Wednesday and again next week in “Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria Concert.” Filmed during a Las Vegas residency earlier this year, it shows the quintet doing something unprecedented: performing the 1987 mega-hit album, “Hysteria,” live from start to finish. “It was fun, actually, and a totally different way of doing it,” said guitarist Phil Collen. “It was a different dynamic doing the album in full, and it was much more theatrical.” Part of the theatrics came in the form of Ded Flatbird. Singer Joe Elliott suggested the band open for itself during its first-ever Vegas residency, but do it as a fake cover band. “We would actually go out and pretend to be Ded Flatbird, who were supposedly the greatest Def Leppard cover band in the world,” said Campbell. “Joe gave us all aliases. We became different characters, and as the shows progressed, we kind of developed those personalities a little bit more, and that was a fun part of the show… “Then, of course, the curtain reveal and it’s Def Leppard doing ‘Hysteria.'” Ded Flatbird performed nightly during the nine-show engagement, playing obscure material from the early days of Def Leppard and other tracks apart from the “Hysteria” album.