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Famed NY tennis bowl plans revival as music venue

Updated: July 8, 2013, 2:08 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones.

For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis -- host of the U.S. Open -- it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy neighborhood of stately homes in Queens' Forest Hills neighborhood.

That heyday came to an end in 1978 when the Open moved 3 miles away to the much more expansive grounds at Flushing Meadows. ...

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