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Macon Mall overhaul plans include amphitheater

Sep. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A developer and the Macon-Bibb County government say they will work together to revitalize a languishing mall in middle Georgia. Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller announced the $100 million plan Wednesday. Local media report it includes a 10,000-seat...

Disney backs theatrical releases for remaining 2021 films

Sep. 10, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After endless disruption due to the pandemic and the super-charged growth of streaming services, moviegoing may be going back to something a little like normal. The Walt Disney Co. on Friday announced that all of its remaining films this year will open...

King County to fund theaters, arts with $20M in COVID aid

Sep. 10, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County will distribute $20 million in federal COVID-19 recovery funds to theaters, music venues, clubs and other artistic spaces, as cultural institutions work to rebound from pandemic-induced closures, the county announced Thursday. The county has...

Marshalltown public schools to buy Orpheum Theater for $1

Sep. 08, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown Community Schools will become the new owners of the city’s historic Orpheum Theater for the basement-bargain price of $1. The district’s school board on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter of intent to buy the theater on...

Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law

Sep. 06, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday evening refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams in a decision that will allow the major gambling expansion start as planned later this week. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge...

Restored art deco Des Plaines Theatre reopens as music venue

Sep. 05, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A former vaudeville theatre will reopen this fall after a $6.6 million renovation partially backed by the city of Des Plaines in hopes it will drive more development in the area. The Des Plaines Theatre has been closed since 2014. The Pioneer...

EU pushes for more autonomy amid Afghanistan fallout

Sep. 02, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — Still reeling from the European Union's shortcomings in Afghanistan, officials from the 27-nation bloc on Thursday discussed ways to improve their response to future crises and not be so reliant on the U.S. “Afghanistan has shown that the...

Boston College receives a record $75M gift

Sep. 02, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has received a gift worth about $75 million it plans to use for scholarships, academic programming, facilities improvements, and operation of an on-campus theater, the school announced Thursday. The gift from the estate of the late Joyce L....

New York theater leaders agree on a New Deal for Broadway

Aug. 24, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wide Broadway coalition of theater owners, producers, union leaders, creators and casting directors have hammered out a series of reforms and commitments for the theater industry to ensure equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. ...

New Orleans tourism industry worries as coronavirus rages

Aug. 22, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a neighborhood bar and restaurant, but for two extended weekends every year, the “regulars” at Liuzza's by the Track include an overflow crowd of tourists grabbing drinks and settling in for meals on their way in and out of the nearby New Orleans Jazz and...