Entertainment venue operation

August 02, 2017 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. Movie theater companies plunged after AMC Entertainment gave a weak...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte is making a push to land a Major League Soccer team. The city will host MLS executives July 18 in hopes of convincing them to bring a franchise to a city that already has an NFL and NBA team. MLS4CLT, the ownership group seeking to lure a Major League Soccer (MLS)...
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This image taken with a fisheye lense shows The Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Atlanta. A former security manager at the arena says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates the arena. The lawsuit says Hayes was fired because he's black and because he complained about security measures that he says were selectively enforced based on race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 06, 2017 - 5:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit...
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July 06, 2017 - 8:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police are investigating the disappearance of about $50,000 from the Charlotte Knights baseball stadium. Local media outlets reported that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to BB&T Ballpark on Saturday afternoon after the director of stadium operations reported...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Miguel Montero hits a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. Montero has been acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Cubs, six days after he blamed Chicago pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to Washington. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 03, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cast off by the World Series champions, Miguel Montero has a new home north of the border. The veteran catcher was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, six days after he blamed Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to...
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Inglewood Mayor James Butts Jr. listens during special meeting Thursday June 15, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams. (Robert Casillas/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 9:23 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams. The arena...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Mayor of Inglewood James T. Butts Jr. talks during an NFL football news conference in Inglewood, Calif. Butts and the five-member City Council will meet to review an exclusive negotiating agreement between the city and the Los Angeles Clippers that could lead to building a new arena for the NBA team. The agreement will be discussed Thursday, June 15, 2017, at a public hearing in the Los Angeles suburb. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
June 15, 2017 - 2:43 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams. The agreement...
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File - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic was $13.1 billion. Officials say about $2 billion went into building venues, with $11 billion more used to build Olympic-related projects. This included a subway line extension, a cleanup of polluted Guanabara Bay and a renovated port area. Most of the sports venues remain empty, and it’s unclear if they will ever generate enough income to cover maintenance costs. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. Officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said at a news conference Wednesday, the cost...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Glenne Headly attends an event honoring fellow actor Ed Harris with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles. Headly, an early member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 09, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. Headly was known from her performances in "Dirty...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles. Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. The movie opens June 2 based on the DC Comics character. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some haters are grumbling on social media about women-only screenings planned for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film starring Gal Gadot. Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. That...
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