Music Promoters, Clubs, Dismayed at Rave Act Passage Music promoters and civil libertarians are dismayed at passage of the so-called Rave Act by Congress last week. The measure will permit courts to shut down clubs and raves if there's evidence of drug use. Opponents say the bill's broad powers and tough penalties will have a chilling effect on live music and dance clubs. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.
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Music Promoters, Clubs, Dismayed at Rave Act Passage

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Music Promoters, Clubs, Dismayed at Rave Act Passage

Music Promoters, Clubs, Dismayed at Rave Act Passage

Music Promoters, Clubs, Dismayed at Rave Act Passage

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Music promoters and civil libertarians are dismayed at passage of the so-called Rave Act by Congress last week. The measure will permit courts to shut down clubs and raves if there's evidence of drug use. Opponents say the bill's broad powers and tough penalties will have a chilling effect on live music and dance clubs. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.