Fertitta Leisure, Inc. Broadcasts Modification to Merger Settlement with FAST Acquisition Corp.

HOUSTON, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Golden Nugget/Landry’s (“Fertitta” or the “Company”), a leader in the gaming, restaurant, hospitality and entertainment industry, and FAST Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FST) (“FAST”), a special purpose acquisition company co-headed by Doug Jacob and Sandy Beall, announced today that they have entered into an amendment to their previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into between the parties on February 1, 2021.   According to the amendment, the Company has agreed to contribute certain operating businesses not originally included as part of the business combination with FAST for no additional debt.  Businesses that will now be contributed to the public company include the Mastro’s brand, the Aquariums, the Pleasure Pier, Vic and Anthony’s, and a handful of smaller restaurant concepts, adding a total of 42 incremental, high-quality business assets.  Also, the Company will enter into a transaction to acquire the Catch restaurants, including Catch Steak, which restaurant group is already 50% owned indirectly by Tilman J. Fertitta.  In connection with the amendment, Mr. Fertitta, the Company’s owner, will receive additional equity in the NYSE public company which will increase his total equity stake post -closing of the transaction to approximately 72%.   

Pro forma for the revised transaction, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. will be one of the largest publicly-traded hospitality companies with 5 land-based casinos and substantial ownership of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. and over 500 restaurants, amusements, hotels, entertainment venues and other business units across 38 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mexico and Singapore, plus numerous licensed restaurants throughout the world.

In addition, the Company announced preliminary pro forma financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.  Including the additional assets and business units, pro forma net revenues for the three-month period are expected to be between $917 million and $920 million, with pro forma adjusted EBITDA estimated to be between $270 million and $275 million.  For full year 2021, the Company believes that its pro forma adjusted EBITDA will exceed $800 million assuming the contribution or acquisition of all of the operating businesses by the Company was completed as of January 1, 2021.  According to Tilman J. Fertitta, “the contribution of the new business assets greatly improves the Company’s operating cash flow, provides better assets for organic growth, and significantly deleverages the Company as no incremental debt is being incurred by the Company as part of the revised transaction.  Since the rollout of covid vaccinations, the operating results of the incremental assets have been so strong, I decided that I should be focused all in on the Company as I see opportunities for a significant acquisition that would not otherwise be available to the Company without this revised transaction.  We were a great company before and now even better today.”

“The addition of Mastro’s and the destination entertainment businesses provide tremendous cash flow and growth opportunities to the Company and we are excited that Tilman is contributing the new assets to the Company,” said Doug Jacob. “These brands create an even stronger portfolio to leverage for potential future acquisitions.”

Sandy Beall added: “We believe the new assets provide tremendous value to the public company and greatly strengthen the balance sheet for future growth.”

Amended Transaction Overview

The amended transaction implies an enterprise valuation for Golden Nugget/Landry’s of approximately $8.6 billion. This enterprise value includes the value of the GNOG equity to be contributed to the Company, based on an assumed per share trading price of approximately $13.00 for GNOG shares, which will be subject to adjustment based on the 60 day average price of the stock before closing. Estimated cash proceeds from the transaction are expected to consist of FAST’s $200 million of cash in trust, assuming no redemptions. In addition, shareholders have committed to invest approximately $1.24 billion in the form of a PIPE at a price of $10.00 per share of common stock of FAST immediately prior to the closing of the transaction.

The Company expects to use the proceeds from the transaction to accelerate the Company’s growth initiatives, general corporate purposes and reduce existing debt. In connection with the merger, the parties will undertake certain reorganizational transactions to exclude from the public company certain businesses and assets that Tilman J. Fertitta will continue to wholly own on a private basis.

The boards of directors of each of FAST and Fertitta have unanimously approved the amended transaction. The amended transaction will require the approval of the stockholders of FAST and is subject to other customary closing conditions, including the receipt of certain regulatory and gaming approvals. The SEC review process is expected to begin around the third week in July, and the transaction is now expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Fertitta Entertainment, Inc.

Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. is Tilman J. Fertitta’s holding company for substantially all of his assets, including all of the equity in Golden Nugget, LLC and Landry’s, LLC, approximately 31.494 million shares in Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (“GNOG”), hotels, real estate, and other investments. The business combination will only include all of its holdings in GNOG and the majority of the assets and businesses that comprise Golden Nugget, LLC and Landry’s, LLC.  Golden Nugget/Landry’s is a multinational, diversified gaming, restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas.  The Company’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV; Atlantic City, NJ; Biloxi, MS; and Lake Charles, LA.  GNOG is a leading online gaming company that is considered a market leader by its peers and was first to bring Live Dealer and Live Casino Floor to the United States online gaming market. GNOG was the past recipient of 15 eGaming Review North America Awards, including the coveted “Operator of the Year” award in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Kemah Boardwalk. The Company also operates more than 500 outlets, including over 400 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, with well-known concepts such as Del Frisco’s, Landry’s Seafood House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, McCormick & Schick’s Seafood, Chart House, Joe’s Crab Shack, and Saltgrass Steak House. Landry’s also operates the popular New York BR Guest Restaurants such as Dos Caminos, Strip House and Bill’s Bar & Burger.

FAST Acquisition Corp.

FAST is a hospitality-focused blank check company launched by the principals of &vestwhose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. FAST is led by founder Doug Jacob and CEO Sandy Beall. FAST raised $200,000,000 in its initial public offering on August 20, 2020 and is listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol “FST.”


Latham & Watkins LLP is acting as legal advisor to Fertitta, and Jefferies LLC is acting as financial advisor and capital markets advisor to Fertitta. Jefferies LLC acted as lead placement agent on the PIPE. Both Winston & Strawn LLP and White & Case LLP are acting as legal advisors to FAST.  Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as sole financial advisor to FAST, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and UBS Investment Bank are jointly acting as capital markets advisor to FAST.  Goodwin Procter LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP are acting as legal advisors to Jefferies LLC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as net income plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, plus impairment expenses, pre-opening costs, and onetime non-recurring items, as if all of the businesses were owned as of January 1, 2021. These financial measures are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. FAST and the Company believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends. These non-GAAP measures with comparable names should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The Company’s and FAST’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward looking statements as predictions of future events.  Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s and FAST’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the transactions contemplated by the merger (the “Business Combination”), the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination.  These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.  Most of these factors are outside the Company’s and FAST’s control and are difficult to predict.  Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the agreement and plan of merger for the Business Combination (the “Merger Agreement”) or could otherwise cause the Business Combination to fail to close, (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company and FAST following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of FAST or satisfy other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement, including the failure to obtain gaming or other regulatory approvals; (4) the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Business Combination; (5) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of FAST’s shares of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange following the Business Combination; (6) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (8) costs related to the Business Combination; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that FAST or the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (11) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Registration Statement (as defined below) relating to the Business Combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in FAST’s other filings with the SEC.  The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive.   Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  Neither FAST nor the Company undertakes or accepts any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. 

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction. This press release shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Additional Information

In connection with the proposed Business Combination, FAST’s wholly owned subsidiary, FAST Merger Corp. (“FAST TX”) intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which will include a proxy statement/prospectus, and certain other related documents, which will be both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of shares of FAST’s common stock in connection with its solicitation of proxies for the vote by FAST’s stockholders with respect to the proposed Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer and sale of the securities of FAST TX to be issued in the Business Combination. FAST’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, as these materials will contain important information about the parties to the Merger Agreement, FAST and the Business Combination. After the Registration Statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of FAST as of a record date established for voting on the Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference in the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: FAST Acquisition Corp., 3 Minetta Street, New York, New York 10012, Attention: Sandy Beall, Chief Executive Officer.

Participants in the Solicitation

FAST and Fertitta and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from FAST’s stockholders with respect to the Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in FAST are contained in FAST’s final prospectus dated August 20, 2020 relating to its initial public offering and in FAST’s subsequent filings with the SEC, and is available free of charge from the sources. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the Registration Statement when available.

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Mohegan Gaming & Leisure Proclaims Mohegan Digital, the Model’s Thrilling Growth into the iGaming Business

MGE has named Rich Roberts as President and Aviram Alroy as Vice President, Product of the iGaming Sports Betting Experience

UNCASVILLE, Conn., June 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), Developer of impressive Integrated Entertainment Resorts (IER) worldwide, today launched Mohegan Digital. The brand’s iGaming division will be responsible for delivering cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and growing the business to meet the needs of new customers on a global scale. As a priority, Mohegan Digital is creating an iGaming experience for its flagship property. Mohegan Sun Connecticutafter the state signed a law legalizing sports betting and online gaming. MGE has appointed Rich Roberts as president and Aviram Alroy as Vice President Product to lead these efforts and oversee digital operations.

Richard Roberts

“We have seen strong growth in digital gaming consistently across all of our properties, especially over the past year, and as legal sports betting continues to expand in the US, the time was right for us to launch Mohegan Digital,” said Ray Pineault, President and CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “Over the years, Mohegan has made great technological advances in the digital space and has worked with industry-leading partners to improve the online operations of casinos and sports betting with the latest technology. With Mohegan Digital, we want to expand and enhance these efforts to improve the experience and fulfill our promise to bring world-class entertainment to our guests on a digital scale Rich Roberts and Aviram Alroy At the top we are excited to see what Mohegan Digital will bring. “

Newly appointed President of Mohegan Digital to lead the MGE brand in the iGaming market
Rich Roberts brings a wealth of experience to his newly appointed position as President of Mohegan Digital. Roberts will oversee the successful operation of a premier digital iGaming and sports betting experience for Mohegan and will take the brand to new heights. In his role, Roberts will work closely with the executive team to bring industry-leading, world-class intellectual property to the digital world and bring Mohegan to passionate audiences of existing gaming and future iGaming customers around the world.

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Rich joins MGE from his most recent position as Executive Business Consultant for RSD Consulting, a consulting firm focused on helping companies enter the US sports media, regulated digital games and esports markets. Rich was previously CEO of FaceOff, a peer-to-peer platform for social / skill sports games in the United States

“I am honored to lead Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s expansion efforts into digital gaming and sports betting,” said Rich Roberts, President of Mohegan Digital. “This is an exciting new chapter in Mohegan’s history as we continue to innovate to meet growing consumer demands in this area. I look forward to working closely with the Mohegan tribe and senior management teams at Mohegan to do so.” to successfully expand the brand’s digital market. ” Presence.”

Meet Mohegan Digital’s Vice President Product
Aviram Alroy has been part of the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment team since 2014 as Vice President of Interactive Gaming, a division that Mohegan Digital is now taking over. As the driving force behind the company’s iGaming efforts, Alroy’s contributions and leadership helped lay the groundwork for an incredible opportunity in many states and jurisdictions.

In his new role as Vice President Product, Alroy will be responsible for product strategy and the development and launch of online sports betting, iGaming solutions, websites and mobile apps on behalf of MGE and its brand partners.

“It’s an exciting time to be in the iGaming industry, especially now with more states including Connecticut go live along with sports betting and iGaming, “said Aviram Alroy, Vice President Product, Mohegan Digital. “My years of running Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment Interactive Gaming have given me the skills and vision necessary to usher in a new era for the brand, now that we are planning on not just stepping in Connecticut, but also Washington, Pennsylvania, the province Ontario and further federal states in the future.

To learn more about Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, please visit: www.mohegangaming.com.

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of leading global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Inspire in Incheon, South Korea and Niagara Casinos in Niagara, Canada. MGE owns, develops and / or manages integrated entertainment resorts everywhere The United Statesincluding Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, as well as North asia and Niagara Falls, Canada, and Las Vegas, Nevada. MGE is the owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team from the WNBA. You can find more information about MGE and our properties at www.mohegangaming.com.

Contact: Kayla Frauenheim, mohegan@coynepr.com

Aviram Alroy

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Taylor Hill proclaims her engagement to Daniel Fryer | Leisure

Taylor Hill is engaged to Daniel Fryer.

The 25-year-old model visited Instagram to announce the news of her engagement through a heartfelt post on the photo sharing platform.

The brunette beauty posted a behind-the-scenes look at Daniel’s proposal and captioned it, “My best friend, my soul mate, I will always love you [heart and stars emojis] 06/25/21 [heart and stars emojis] (sic) “

Taylor has already received congratulatory messages from some of her showbiz friends, including Hailey Bieber.

The 24-year-old model, who is married to pop star Justin Bieber, replied: “Yayyyyyyy congratulations (sic)”

Shay Mitchell, the actress who became known as Emily Fields in “Pretty Little Liars,” also welcomed Taylor’s engagement news.

She responded to the announcement with a series of heart emojis.

Sara Sampaio also expressed her joy for the beloved duo.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel replied, “Sooooo happy for you two [crying and heart emojis] (sic) “

Lais Ribeiro, another former Victoria’s Secret Angel, also congratulated her showbiz buddy after the announcement.

She wrote, “I’m so happy for you Tay, you deserve it [heart emojis] CONGRATULATIONS (sic) “

Taylor and Daniel were first seen together in public last February after breaking up with ex-boyfriend Michael Stephen Shank.

Taylor is one of the most iconic models in the world today, and she previously announced that she is determined to make a positive impact on young people.

She said, “With that voice, I would tell young girls not to worry about classmates. They will all be friends in 10 years.”

Taylor recognizes the opportunity she has to make a difference and wants her voice to be heard.

She explained, “They are actresses who touch people through their films and the amazing things they do. I can influence a younger generation by being role models and sharing my lifestyle and the things I love. “

Evers broadcasts greater than $140M for tourism, leisure industries | Free

LAKE GENVA – Governor Tony Evers announced over $ 140 million in grants to businesses and organizations that play an important role in the Wisconsin tourism and entertainment industries. The new scholarship programs will be invested in industries hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, including live venues, cinemas, summer camps, minor league sports, and the hospitality industry. Additional investments will be made in reopening historic sites in Wisconsin and in marketing support for the Wisconsin tourism industry.

“Wisconsin is recovering faster than ever,” said Evers. “Whether it’s an urban or rural destination, these investments will help local venues and businesses emerge from this pandemic and are ready to welcome people from communities in Wisconsin and across the country. Wisconsin is the best place to live, play and work, and investing in companies that promote culture and entertainment in our communities will pay off for Wisconsinites and communities in our state. “

“I am grateful to Governor Evers for his commitment to tourism, one of Wisconsin’s largest industries,” said Anne Sayers, interim secretary for the Department of Tourism. “From leisure travelers looking to reconnect with friends and family to business travelers attending meetings and conventions, these dollars will be critical to helping our industry recover. We can’t wait to help more travelers discover the unexpected in Wisconsin. ”

The investments announced by Evers include:

  • $ 75 million for housing grants
  • $ 11.25 million for cinemas
  • $ 12 million for small businesses at live events
  • $ 2.8 million for minor league sports teams
  • $ 10 million for live events
  • $ 15 million for destination marketing organizations
  • $ 8 million for summer camp
  • $ 1 million for the Wisconsin Historical Society in support of reopening historic sites and
  • $ 7.5 million to increase marketing support for the Wisconsin tourism industry

These investments are funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and managed by the State Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue.

“Reg. Evers’ investments in Wisconsin make a difference for small businesses, organizations and all Wisconsiners, “said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “Last year local venues kept their doors closed to protect their communities. Now that nearly half of all Wisconsinites have received at least one dose of the vaccine, life is returning to normal – smaller league ball games welcoming families, theaters reopening, and concert venues booking new shows. These investments will ensure our communities recover more strongly than before. “

Revolution Leisure Providers Pronounces New Manufacturing Budgeting Platform, TrueBudget

THE ANGEL–() – Revolution Entertainment Services (“Revolution”) today announced TrueBudget, a new platform for production budgeting. TrueBudget is an easy-to-use budgeting and updating platform specially designed for short-form productions. Commercials, promos, music videos and offers producers a new way to increase the productivity of entire teams.

“TrueBudget will be a game changer for the commercial industry,” said Charlie Steiner, Revolution chief executive officer. “The current budgeting programs are out of date and have not kept pace with market demands. We look forward to changing this narrative. ”

TrueBudget features and benefits include:

  • Budget – Create a budget for your project in the industry standard AICP format

  • Update – Easily track production costs with simple logs

  • Design – Create your order template according to your wishes.

TrueBudget is now available. For more information on TrueBudget, see truebudget.io.

Revolution Entertainment Services is an entertainment production management and payroll services provider offering the ProTools software suite, which includes an end-to-end Digital Start and HTG payroll platform, production accounting, production calendar, budgeting and data analysis. With fantastic in-house resources to count on with your manufacturing incentives, labor and union contracts, Affordable Care Act, Residuals, and Entertainment Payroll, our office locations support U.S. manufacturing centers: Burbank, New Mexico, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, as and Canada.

Cirque du Soleil Leisure Group Declares Extra Reopening Plans

INTERMISSION IS OVER, more tickets are available now!

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MONTREAL, June 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of more touring and resident shows. Following the announcement of the reopening of two of his most iconic Las Vegas shows, “O” and Mystère, as well as the touring shows KOOZA in Punta Cana and LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall, in London on April 21, 2021, Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce the addition of five new shows to its offering.

  • The Beatles LOVE, a creation of Cirque du Soleil and a coproduction with Apple Corps Ltd., is on display at The Mirage on. reopened August 26, 2021 continue with ticket sales June 24, 2021
  • Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will reopen its exclusive residence at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 19, 2021
  • joy, Cirque du Soleil emblematic production, is in Houston, Texas, under the Big Top at Sam Houston Race Park November 18, 2021
  • KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil production acclaimed by more than eight million viewers and critics around the world, will be shown in the Old Port of Montreal from April 28, 2022

Additionally, Men group in blue, the partner show of the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, returns to Chicago and new York in full color beginning 18th of August and September 3, 2021, or with the Las Vegas Show opening June 24th.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/ and https://www.blueman.com/.

Today also marks the start of a celebratory movement for Cirque du Soleil to support the live entertainment industry and its professionals with the launch of its global #intermissionisover initiative. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the art ecosystem has suffered irreparable damage as the live events industry was one of the first to shut down. With this initiative, Cirque du Soleil aims to shed light on the resilience of artists and to maximize the visibility of the challenges that creative professionals are facing and facing in this time of revival.

Cirque du Soleil has recruited circus lovers and artists from around the world to get the word out and invite them to share on social media photos and videos of themselves at work or in their everyday lives as they return to the stages work towards. or what this moment means to you by using the hashtag #intermissionisover and proudly wearing the official Intermission is Over t-shirt. The campaign started today on Company website and social platforms.

“Today we all stand together to celebrate our industry coming back to life,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “Let’s flood social platforms with messages of hope, strength and perseverance. We encourage you to join us and raise your voice to support your favorite artists, venues, friends and families who work in the live entertainment industry. The break is over! “

Fans are encouraged to join the movement by sharing their favorite show memories on social media using #IntermissionIsOver. The campaign t-shirt will be available from tomorrow for $ 35.00 on the Cirque du Soleil website.

“Cirque du Soleil thanks them wholeheartedly for their support from fellow players and professionals,” said Lamarre. “Now is the time to celebrate the resilience of our industry and the return of live entertainment.”

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
The Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a leading global provider of live entertainment. In addition to producing world-famous circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a variety of forms of entertainment such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. In addition to its various creations, the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to have a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information on Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.

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Allegan County Truthful pronounces remaining leisure lineup

ALLEGAN – The Allegan County Fair has announced its final program of entertainment, including a host of musicians and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.

The organization’s final announcement came last week, including Casting Crowns, Crowder and Phil Wickham on Thursday September 16, and Justin Moore, Michael Ray and Chase Bryant on Friday September 17.

More:3 Doors Down, Chayce Beckham is coming to the Allegan County Fair

More:Allegan, Ottawa County Fairs return with carnivals and events this summer

Tickets for the concerts will be available from Thursday, June 24th, at 10 a.m. allegancountyfair.com/events. cards are available for Jeff Dunham’s performance on Friday September 10th and 3 Doors Down with Chayce Beckham on Saturday September 11th.

The Allegan County Fair runs Friday through Saturday September 10-18.

The event, Allegan’s biggest celebration of the year, was canceled in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The fair will be completely open,” said Saree Miller, CEO of the fair this year’s plan. “We’re going back to everything; we’re going to have all of our events.”

A community event, a butterfly exhibition, allows visitors to feed butterflies with a nectar stick for free. There is also harness racing, food, exhibitions, livestock and the popular carnival of the fair.

Tickets for bike shows such as the tractor train, demolition derby and rodeo are available online. Admission to the fair is $ 7 for adults and $ 4 for children in grades 1-12. Younger children have free entry.

The fair will have reduced or free admission for certain groups – such as seniors and children – throughout the week.

Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure Pronounces Timing of Common Month-to-month Dividend for July 2021 for Sequence A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Most well-liked Inventory

COS COB, Connecticut, June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE, CSSEP, CSSEN), one of the largest operators of advertising-supported video-on-demand streaming (“AVOD”) ) today announced the date to pay the announced regular monthly dividend of $ 0.231 per share of its 9.75% cumulatively redeemable Series A perpetual preferred stock for July 2021. The dividend will be paid on July 15, 2021 to holders of the balance sheet date June 30, 2021. The dividend will be paid in cash.


Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video-on-demand (VOD) networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also purchases and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces long and short original content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super premium pet foods under the brand name Chicken Soup for the Soul.


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not mentioned in this press release, and management’s current expectations and are not predictions of actual performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results contained in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are for date only, and the company expressly disclaims any obligation or obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect changes in company expectations thereof or changes in events, conditions or circumstances which a statement is based.

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XPOP Pronounces First Leisure NFT Market on Polkadot

Korean blockchain technology company XPOP is launching a new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace with a focus on entertainment.

The new XPOP entertainment NFT marketplace is based on the Polkadot blockchain. The marketplace will go live at the end of June.

Its purpose is to provide access to a decentralized service that helps artists to securely distribute their digital works.

According to the company, the marketplace will offer a “service to certify the originality of the content and ownership of the content of each artist and to ensure the secure distribution of content on the XPOP blockchain network”.

These NFT marketplace is the first to be added to the Polkadot blockchain. Polkadot will provide the project with interoperability with various blockchain networks.

XPOP’s market will focus on the strong K-pop market and its die-hard fan base in Asia.

The team responsible for the marketplace includes experts from the fields of blockchain technology and the world of business entertainment.

According to XPOP, the marketplace has already signed up more than 200 K-Pop artists who are contributing content to tokenization.

Asian interest in NFT marketplaces

NFTs attracted a lot of attention in 2021, and Asia has been a major contributor to the growth of these marketplaces.

The XPOP NFT marketplace may be the first to focus specifically on K-pop. However, Korbit was recently introduced what it claims is the first NFT market in South Korea. Korbit’s marketplace is primarily geared towards NFT digital art, allowing creators to submit works for sale and offering some music brands.

China has also expressed interest in the NFT market, although it generally has mixed feelings about cryptocurrencies.

In March, the UCCA Lab in Beijing hosted the nationwide first major NFT exhibition, “Virtual Niche: Have You Ever Seen Memes In The Mirror?” The exhibit included art from Beeple and Pak and 10,000 visitors attended the week-long event.

Japan too shows an increased interest in NFTs despite the legal uncertainties in the industry.

The Japanese NFT market is still in its infancy. However, many high profile companies have already launched marketplaces in Japan, such as Coincheck Inc.

This has led many to consider a new digital economy centered on anime and other pop culture trends in the country.

Champlain Valley Honest Declares 2021 Leisure Lineup

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  • The Champlain Valley Fair

The Champlain Valley Fair announced its entertainment lineup for 2021 on Tuesday. While no major touring artists will rock the Coca-Cola grandstand this year, a number of tribute bands will perform as well as several motorsport events. All six concerts are free with entry to the trade fair, but trade fair visitors must purchase tickets for the motorsport events.

The show runs from Friday, August 27 through Sunday, September 6, at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.

According to a press release, the music lineup includes tributes to Michael Jackson and ABBA on Friday, August 27; a tribute to Elton John of the Contois Band on Monday August 30th; a tribute to the Dave Matthews Band on Tuesday, August 31st; Iron Fists military recognition ribbon on Friday, September 3; Titans of ’80s Rock Show with Bon Jovi, Poison and Def Leppard Tribute on Saturday September 4th; and “Mini Country Music Festival” featuring music by Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Eric Church.

Seven Days reached out to the Champlain Valley Fair for full details on each band, but the request was not answered immediately.

The thrill for vehicles comes on Saturday August 28th with a freestyle motocross show. Monster trucks will provide “a night of fire and destruction” on Sunday, August 29th. On Wednesday, September 1st, eighth races will be in the spotlight and on Thursday, September 2nd, a demolition derby will heat the stands.

The fair was canceled in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions on gatherings, the only disruption since its inception in 1922. Instead of the usual mix of cattle shows, carnival games, display cases and concerts, a scaled-down, food-centric event called Taste of the Fair, which It ran for three days at the end of July. Taste of the fair returns this year from Friday June 25th to Sunday June 27th.