Monday, February 7, 2011

Woof, Woof, Woof... who let the dogs out?

According to Ms. Katrina Berg Sussmeier the plot thickens as she ups the stakes and puts her company, Starlink Productions  which consists of Katrina and her 3 Cairn terriers in the same "League" as Live Nation  with 21,000 employees and about $18,000,000,000.00 in ticket sales... who knew!!! 

Well we don't know what her sales are but we do know, according to the City of Summerside, that she does at least $1,300,000 a year and that Trevor, Robbie & Fiona (pictured here)
"are standing by to handle any emergency for you!" and that should really comfort Summerside taxpayers...

This is really turning out to be a first class caper and don't be suprised if we see CTV's "W5" driving around Summerside soon... Woof, woof, woof... who let the dogs out?

Promoter says Summerside negotiating with two firms
Published on February 5, 2011

SUMMERSIDE — A California concert promotion company has issued more harsh words toward the City of Summerside, and this time has also aimed its sights at one of the world's largest concert promoters.

Katrina Berg Sussmeier, head of Starlink Productions out of San Jose, Calif., continued to lay blame on the City of Summerside for the failure of a proposed Michael Jackson Tribute Concert under development for the city.

The city has filed papers in the U.S. District Court California San Jose Division, charging Sussmeier with fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, negligent misrepresentation and rescission of contract. The city's claims have not been proven in court.

Sussmeier issued a statement Friday in which she said the city had started dealing with another promoter, while still in talks with her for the same production.

“I have recently learned that, although I have the contract with Summerside to produce this event, they have gone behind my back and been simultaneously soliciting and negotiating with Live Nation (a Los Angeles-based competitor) to produce the identical event,” Sussmeier said in her statement.

She said the addition of the second promoter “sabotaged” her ability to secure Beyonce Knowles and others.

But Riley O'Connor, chairman of Live Nation Canada, said the company has not been approached by the city to undertake any promotion.

“They haven't had any discussions with us, period,” O'Connor said Friday. “There's been no discussion with our company whatsoever.”

Neither Mayor Basil Stewart nor Chief Administrative Officer Terry Murphy could be reached for comment Friday regarding Sussmeier's allegations or if the city is still pursuing a “mega-concert.”

1 comment:

Unknown said...

All of which prompts the question - How did they get hooked up with this outfit in the first place, does someone's cousin work there?