Press Release Update 9-20-2002 Important information regarding the Freedom of Music
To: All Los Angeles Musicians & those who care about music
Case # BC279464
Location: Department 86, 8:30am at 111 N. Hill Street downtown LA
September 13, 2002:
Al Bowman & the LA Music Awards went to court to determine whether or not this show will happen. Due to procedural errors on the part of Wisner & attorney Steven J. Aaronoff, the judge threw out their request for the emergency court session.
September 16, 2002:.
For the 2nd time, due to procedural errors on the part of Wisner & attorney Steven J. Aaronoff, the judge threw out their request for the emergency court session.
September 17, 2002:
For the 3rd time, Due to procedural errors on the part of Wisner & attorney Steven J. Aaronoff, the judge threw out their request for the emergency court session.
September 20, 2002:
Wisner & attorney Steven J. Aaronoff’s injunction to stop the 2002 LA Music Awards was denied due to insufficient evidence. The show will go on! Bruce Wisner’s use of cocaine, unprofessional behavior at events an his sexual mistreatment of women are now on public record.
NAARAP & The LA Music awards Co-Owner Bruce E Wisner of Highline Entertainment is suing his partner Al Bowman, seeking an injunction to stop this years 12th Annual LA Music Awards show. Wisner is also further suing Mario Maglieri (owner of the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Whiskey-a-go-go and also named as the lifetime honorary mayor of the sunset strip).
Wisner, A Colorado resident, came to town to build his organization NAARAP, (North American Academy of Recording Artists and Producers), an organization which claims non-profit status by providing music scholarships for inner city kids. To date, no scholarships have been given, nor have any qualifications or applications been provided. Wisner is endorsed by Oppenheimer Funds Services & Highline Entertainment.
Al Bowman, founder of the LA Music Awards has been putting on the show annually for the last eleven years to honor local musicians. He was inspired by a 3 hour conversation he had on March 3, 1991 with legend of the Sunset Strip Bill Gazzarri. During the conversation, which occurred only 3 days before he died, Gazzarri bequeathed onto Bowman the title of “Godson of Rock-n-roll” then handed him his trademark white Fidora hat and gave him his blessing to go out and be the voice of independent music in Los Angeles. Some of those who have gone on to success following recognition from the LA Music Awards include Alien Ant Farm, Everclear, Zebra Head, Jennifer Paige, Save Ferris, Tia Texada and others. On November 21st 2000, the Mayor of Los Angeles declared the day to be LA Music Awards day. Angels on Earth Music For Healing Foundation will be honoring Al Bowman at their November 14th sixth annual awards banquet.
If you are a musician or one who simply believes in the freedom of music, please show your support.
Keep the Music Alive!!!