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Play about the Constitution may be Broadway's hottest ticket this season

by Janet Babin Feb 12, 2019
Broadway seems to want to seize on the success of global phenomenon hip-hop musical “Hamilton” by having more politically themed shows. This season, Hillary and Bill Clinton are the subjects of one play. But another play is coming off a…
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Blockbuster Broadway, it's more than just "Hamilton"

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Jun 7, 2018
The musical about the founding father is still a top draw, but other shows have helped drive record attendance to Broadway theaters. With all the packed houses, show producers pulled in $1.7 billion.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is one of Broadway's blockbuster hits.
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Why Chronicle Books is watching retail's slide very closely

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 30, 2017
Chronicle Books want you to happen upon their titles in stores like Sur La Table and Urban Outfitters. Which makes declining retail sales a tricky proposition for them.
Tyrrell Mahoney, president of Chronicle Books.
Natasha Claro, Chronicle Books

Taylor Swift’s been dropping hints, but now it’s confirmed: She’ll drop a new album in November

by Aaron Schrank Aug 24, 2017
After dropping hints on social media for weeks, Taylor Swift has announced that her sixth studio album, called “Reputation,” will drop November 10. A new single comes out tonight. It’s been three years since Swift’s last album, “1989,” a long…

Sorry Spotify, country music is still a radio industry

by Adriene Hill and Emily Henderson Jul 19, 2017
Over on the Billboard Country Charts, a song called “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young is sitting at the No. 2 spot. Young is relatively new to the country music scene, and just last year, he went out…

Lassoing the super power of geek chic, Comic-Con sees revenue growth

by Jed Kim Jul 19, 2017
The annual Comic-Con International kicks off this week in San Diego. Comic-Con makes money selling tickets, renting floor space to vendors and exhibitors, and getting sponsors. GuideStar, which tracks nonprofits, says the convention has seen steady year-over-year revenue growth for…

Disney channel viewing figures are down as kids go elsewhere for entertainment

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 6, 2017
The number of children watching the Disney channel has dropped over the past three years. The reason? More and more of them are watching kids’ TV shows available online and bypassing cable altogether. How will the channel survive this era…

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Will Georgia’s music industry thrive if school music programs don’t?

by Amy Kiley Jul 4, 2017
The state has a new law to boost the music business, but it might have trouble finding artists.
Students like these still take music classes at public schools in Georgia, but many schools in the state have had to reduce funding for such courses.
Courtesy of Georgia Department of Education

What you will find at the Museum of Failure

by John Laurenson Jul 3, 2017
One person's disappointment is another's success.
The Museum of Failure includes Google Glass in its collection.
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Taylor Swift tells streaming 'You Belong with Me,' and it's all about timing

by Aaron Schrank Jun 9, 2017
Do you have a less-tortured Swift pun? Inquire within.
Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour in Melbourne, Australia.
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