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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Live Nation Inks Multiyear Deal With Legends Hospitality For North America Amphitheaters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

Live Nation has signed Legends Hospitality to operate the food service at 34 amphitheaters in North America, according to Legends President & COO Shervin Mirhashemi, who added that the deal covers more than five years. All of the outdoor music venues are in the U.S., with the exception...

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09/22/14
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