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Meyer's plan: Get Jacksonville 'rocking' with wins, upgrades

Oct. 21, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In a crowded locker room bustling with excitement following Jacksonville’s first victory in nearly 400 days, coach Urban Meyer told his players to take a knee, grab a hand and squeeze tight. “We’re going to get used to doing this a...

Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

Oct. 21, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began. ...

Craig’s final Bond takes $56 million at domestic box office

Oct. 10, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

After over 18 months of pandemic delays, “No Time to Die” opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, to easily take the first-place spot. It...

Albuquerque, soccer team seek to build stadium if bond OK'd

Sep. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials and the New Mexico United soccer team announced Thursday the terms of a long-term lease and development agreement should voters approve a stadium bond. If the bond is passed in the Nov. 2 municipal election, city officials said...

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...