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Merriweather Post Pavilion Gets New Promoter; Owners of 9:30 Club to Take Reins of Concert Venue, Which Has Been Struggling to Attract Big Acts
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Venue; Promoters
Author: Craig, Tim
Date: Oct 15, 2003
Start Page: C.04
Section: STYLE

The Rouse Co., which owns Merriweather, says it has decided not to renew its contract with Clear Channel Entertainment, the giant San Antonio-based radio broadcaster that owns Nissan Pavilion in Bristow and scores of other concert venues across the country.

Instead, the concert-promotion firm IMP will book and promote shows at Merriweather. IMP's owners, Seth Hurwitz and Rich Heinecke, have been promoting concerts at their own 9:30 club and other Washington area locations for more than two decades.

"I think there had been a lot of criticism of the previous operator, Clear Channel, that it was purposely running Merriweather into the ground," said [Ken Ulman], who helped orchestrate the deal between IMP and Rouse Co. "I think this lifts that cloud of criticism."

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