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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...

Evers hands Wisconsin hotels $70 million in coronavirus aid

Aug. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday he has given Wisconsin hotels $70 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars. The governor's office said grants of up to $2 million went out Friday to 888 lodging businesses around the state to help offset...

With coronavirus rising, 'The Suicide Squad' opens softly

Aug. 08, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoing, once expected to be closer to semi-normal levels by now, continues to be battered by the pandemic, the delta variant of the coronavirus and in-home streaming. The latest casualty: James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad,” a critically acclaimed, carnage-ridden...

Vermont performance venues closed by COVID to get $18.7M

Aug. 04, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Performance venues across Vermont that were closed by the COVID-19 pandemic will get up to $18.7 million in federal funding to help them survive, the state's congressional delegation said. The money for the 59 locations comes from the Small...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Jul. 29, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

Jul. 25, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass...

Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

Italy to require COVID-19 'pass' for many activities

Jul. 22, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues. Premier Mario Draghi’s government approved a...