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Author: Bill Evans

Update: More Than $50 Million Already Sought By Families of Spectators Killed By Indiana Stage Collapse

 By Linda Evans and Bill Evans As is the norm for any tragic event on American soil, first there are the stories of immense heroism, then the finger pointing begins and soon after the lawsuits and gag orders…and the Indiana State Fair stage collapse of August 13 is no exception. Here we are, 10 days after the tragic collapse as we say goodbye to the 7th and latest victim:  Meagan Toothman, 24, a cheerleading coach from Ohio.  In this tragedy’s wake there have been no less than three lawsuits already filed with another being prepped: the first two, filed...

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SoundBytes: Michael "Ace" Baker

Michael “Ace” Baker is one of those guys who does not specialize. The weekend we got with him he was doing Colin Haye between two New Edition gigs after a short run with Joan Osborne and before dates with Sheila E. And he just got the Chickenfoot tour. Sweet.   Originally posted 2011-08-17...

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Nathan Byrd–IATSE 30 Member–Is One of 5 Dead in Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

8:25 PM PDT Sunday A blog by rigger Royal Jensen was posted to To discuss, ask questions and voice opinions, go to the FORUM. 9:27 AM PDT Sunday We just got the news that Nathan Byrd, a followspot operator and member of IATSE Local 30 died overnight and is the fifth offical death in the worst collapse seen recently. And there have been plent y of them. Ottawa BluesFest, Honeymoon SUite, Flaming Lips in Tulsa, OK and now this one. An UNCENSORED forum has been setup at Please go there to ask questions, update news or just...

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