The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Advertisements, Watch the Cash Pour In

Betting has long been a part of the National Football League’s DNA. Two of its founding fathers, Art Rooney and Tim Mara, were gamblers.

Rooney funded the Pittsburgh Steelers’ early years with a small fortune won at the Saratoga Race Course. Mara, his close friend, was a bookmaker and bought it New York Giants for $ 500.

For decades, however, NFL officials have gone to great lengths to distance the league from the tens of billions of dollars wagered on its games – legal in Las Vegas, but also offshore sports betting, office and bar pools, and illegal bookmakers. the NFL supported the Law on the Prohibition and Enforcement of Unlawful Internet Gambling from 2006, battling efforts by New Jersey to allow its casinos and racecourses to accept bets on football games.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure our games aren’t betting vehicles,” Joe Browne, an NFL spokesman, told the New York Times in 2008.

“We have been accused of allowing gambling because it is good for the game’s popularity,” he added. “If that’s true, then we’ve wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on gambling on our games.”

What the NFL once sold as principled has recently given way to a far more pragmatic one. As football betting became a multibillion dollar industry and state by state traded to legalize it, the NFL faced a blatant choice: continue to combat gambling in its games, or in exchange for a substantial cut accept casino marketing dollars.

And the money that the league once spent on lobbying against gambling? This season the NFL is getting it all back. And then some.

On its opening weekend, celebrities like Ben Affleck, Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx made commercials that aired during NFL game broadcasts offering bets with a WynnBET, DraftKings, FanDuel or BetMGM account just a click away. The NFL Network added betting lines to its ticker for the first time.

Belated or not, the NFL’s acceptance of gambling is, well, lucrative. League and industry experts expect the revenue of the NFL and its teams from gambling companies to be several hundred million dollars this season.

“This will represent an opportunity of more than $ 1 billion for the league and our clubs over the next 10 years,” said Christopher Halpin, NFL chief strategy and growth officer

Just over three years after the Supreme Court a federal law struck down who have banned sports betting in most states, sports betting providers are finding eager audiences. GeoComply Solutions, a company that uses geolocation to confirm online gamblers are doing so from places where wagering is legal, said it processed 58.2 million transactions in the United States on the opening weekend of the NFL, more than double what it handled during the same weekend last season.

“We expected high numbers of units, but what we saw still surprised us,” says Lindsay Slader, Managing Director of GeoComply based in Canada. “Demand in new markets like Arizona shows that consumers have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to legally place a sports bet.”

The company said the bets came from 18 states and the District of Columbia. More states are likely to join soon.

New York has approved online betting and is in the process of determining which operators can accept bets. And sports betting moves are being considered in densely populated states like California, Texas and Florida, where sports betting providers are spending a lot of money to gain a foothold.

“You have to look at the price,” said Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Interactive. “I think this will be the same market size as the US commercial casino industry, $ 40 billion or more annually.”

That’s why he hired Affleck as a director and lead actor alongside Shaquille O’Neal in an advertisement, and his company plans to spend more than $ 100 million on advertising during the NFL season.

“It’s important to be part of the in-game broadcast – it’s our favorite sport with a core audience of early adopters who made offshore bets,” said Billings. “It’s a gun shot that you have to take.”

WynnBET is hardly alone.

As of September 9 of this year, DraftKings’ spending on national television advertising had increased by 98 percent compared to the same period last year, while FanDuel’s spending more than doubled, according to estimates by research company iSpot.TV.

Overall, gambling companies spent $ 7.4 million on advertising in the first week of prime-time games, 9 percent more than during last year’s opening games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights, according to estimates by EDO, a platform for measuring TV advertising.

“The dollars are starting to add up,” said John Bogusz, executive vice president of Sports Sales and Marketing at CBS Sports.

The network saw an increase in advertising interest for NFL shows this year. Bogusz attributed “a good part” of the growth to sports betting advertising.

“Overall, volume has increased for all advertisers, but that has also helped,” he said. “I think it will keep growing.”

Dan Lovinger, NBC Sports Group’s executive vice president of advertising sales, said on a conference call that the surge in sports betting “is reminiscent of the opening of the fantasy category.”

In 2015, FanDuel and DraftKings spent millions flooding the airwaves with commercials to attract larger audiences to daily fantasy games where fans pay an entry fee to put together squads of real football players to compete against squads of other fantasy Line up players.

The flash worked. Somehow.

The campaigns drew customers and regulators alike, leading to complaints from viewers who grew tired of the repetitive advertising. Both companies spent fortunes on lawyers and lobbyists and went unscathed to focus on sports betting.

The average amount of actual game action during a three hour broadcast of an NFL game is approximately 11 minutes. Halpin said the league’s internal investigation showed that among fans ages 21 and older, about 20 percent were frequent sports bettors, who were mostly young and male, and that another 20 percent – mostly women over 55 – were “active Rejecting “were.

To bridge that sharp divide and convince those in the middle, the NFL decided to limit sports betting ads to one per quarter along with a prelude and half-time spot – a total of six per broadcast.

Talking directly about odds and spreads has also been largely avoided during the largest NFL game broadcasts.

“We have to avoid oversaturation of the game with sports betting talks or risk alienating the fans,” said Halpin. “My mom loves her NFL, but she doesn’t want gambling talk.”

Macy’s says public can return to look at Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC

The Charlie Brown balloon floats on 6th Avenue during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Stephanie Keith | Getty Images

Macys said Wednesday that the public will again be able to line the streets of New York City to see their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade live.

This year’s event will mark the 95th edition of Macy’s iconic balloon parade. Live musical performances will also resume, including the marching bands originally expected for last year’s parade.

The event was drastically reduced in the past year due to the Covid pandemic. It did not use the usual 2.5 mile parade route and just switched to a TV show instead.

“We are very excited to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in its full form again,” said the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “We applaud Macy’s work in creatively continuing this beloved tradition over the past year.”

Macy’s said it adopted best practices from its recent July 4th fireworks show, which this year attracted a public audience after being reduced in 2020.

For its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s said that all volunteer participants and staff must be vaccinated against Covid-19. To implement social distancing along the parade route, Macy’s will reduce attendance by up to 20%, or around 800 to 1,600 attendees.

The department store chain also said it is still considering how to deal with the balloon inflation public viewing that takes place the night before the parade.

Macy’s added that it continues to monitor evolving health trends and stands ready to implement contingency plans if necessary.

Find the full Macy’s press release here here.

Disclosure: Comcasts NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC and NBC has televised the event since 1953.

Watch Canine: Legion and Netflix’s Cash Heist group up for in-game mission

Guard dogs: Legion now has heists. Well, at least a robbery. In a new crossover event between Legion and Netflix show Money Heist, players can team up with friends to steal cryptocurrency from Clan Kelly – one of the game’s hostile factions.

Players and up to three other friends can advance to the Bank of London in Watch Dogs: Legion starting Monday. The group will take on Clan Kelly, some guards, and a powerful firewall while wearing the iconic Money Heist overalls as well as some Guy Fawkes-esque masks that cover their faces.

The trailer shows players sneaking through the bank at night and incapacitating guards with their buddies. But if getting out loud is more your style, the group will also have shotguns, pistols, and other weapons to keep the guards and Clan Kelly on the way back. Once the robbery crew has secured the crypto, it’s time to ride a drone across the Thames at night to escape.

Groups that complete the new Money Heist mission will unlock a new outfit for their recruits.

This isn’t Legion’s first major crossover event this month, with several new ones modern Assassin’s Creed missions Appears in the game last week next to update 5.5.

How will Northeast Ohio college districts spend $974 million in stimulus cash? Stimulus Watch

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Just as municipalities are receiving a once-in-a-generation injection of cash from the federal government, public K-12 schools and both private and public colleges are also receiving huge amounts of federal stimulus money through the American Rescue Plan.

Schools and colleges received money through previous coronavirus aid, including the CARES Act in March 2020 and the CRRSA Act in December 2020. But in most cases, they’re receiving considerably more from the American Rescue Plan – often about twice as much.

Public school districts and charter schools in Greater Cleveland – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties – are receiving a total $974 million. By contrast, those schools received a combined $104 million under the CARES Act and $437 million from the CRRSA Act.

The money was divided based on enrollment and the number of students in low-income families, so large districts in urban areas are receiving the most. Cleveland Metropolitan School District is receiving $293 million. Akron Public Schools is getting $96 million.

How much is your district getting? A full list by county can be found at the bottom of this article.

Schools have until September 2024 to spend the money, which comes with few strings. The U.S. Department of Education wanted to give districts flexibility. So, the only restriction is that at least 20% of district funds should “address learning loss through the implementing evidence-based interventions and ensuring that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.”

Administrators now face an unfamiliar problem: What should we do with all this money?

“This infusion of federal monies is historic in size,” said Ryan Pendleton, CFO and treasurer for Akron Public Schools. “There’s really no other comparison of an investment and public education that we’ve ever seen in this size and scope, but it comes with great responsibility.”

A balancing act between innovation and sustainability

The stimulus funds are one-time-only, so districts are wary of creating programs they’d have to figure out how to pay for afterward.

“The new money is incredibly welcomed, and also a little bit tricky,” said Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. “There are a lot of organizations across the country counseling school districts not to make long-term investments with one-time money because of the cliff that’s created.”

CMSD, for example, is considering expanding its art, music and physical education programs, so students can learn an instrument, make pottery or join a fitness class. But in a few years, when the money that’s paying for those teachers is gone, what happens to those programs?

“What we’re trying to do is make those investments now, bank our local dollars for as long as we can, but at some point, say to our community, ‘Here’s what we’ve been able to give you post-pandemic. Cleveland, are we willing to pay for it when the time comes?’”

Phillip Lovell, associate executive director at the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education, said making the best use of these funds is a challenge for education leaders, who are understandably exhausted after navigating the past year and a half.

“We’re not going to recover academically from the pandemic just this summer, or even just next school year,” Lovell said. “We have to see this as a long-term strategy where we are making different use of the school day, making different use of the school time, making different use of community resources, and seeing this as a multi-year recovery effort, not just an overnight effort.”

Lovell said schools should consider innovative approaches to traditional programs and methods of addressing learning loss. Instead of typical summer school, districts could partner with summer camps to offer more enticing and enriching experiences. Strategies for reengaging high schoolers, especially seniors, could include offering free childcare during the school day. And to encourage students to apply to college, high schools could hold campaigns for students to complete the FAFSA.

A major part of helping students recover academically is also taking care of their social and emotional needs, Lovell said.

“We have to meet the comprehensive needs of students. We want our young people to thrive, and in order to thrive, that means they need to be physically healthy, they need to be emotionally healthy, and then that contributes to being academically successful,” Lovell said. “It’s not one or the other.”

Similarly, the Brookings Institute published an article urging local leaders to use American Rescue Plan money to support “playful learning landscapes,” which allow school-age children to fill in achievement gaps in cognitive and social skills through interactive installations and activities.

The U.S. Department of Education agrees, with its requirements for districts to focus on addressing academic, social and emotional needs, with particular attention toward students in historically underrepresented groups.

“We need to need to emerge from the pandemic, with stronger systems than we have going into it. And that means, you know, we shouldn’t press pause,” Lovell said. “What can we do that will help to solve both the immediate problems that have arisen from COVID, as well as the problems that have already been that have always existed?”

How do some local districts want to spend the money? and The Plain Dealer reached out to a handful of district leaders in Northeast Ohio to learn how they want to spend their American Rescue Plan money. Here’s what they said:

Rocky River City Schools

Treasurer Greg Markus said the bulk of the district’s $1.5 million will go toward its tutoring staff, including hiring an additional full-time tutor, bringing the total to about 25 full-time and two part-time. The tutors were previously paid for with Title I dollars and out of the district’s general fund. But with the district’s failed tax increase in May, stimulus has bought the district time and allowed them to maintain and bolster its tutoring services, Markus said.

“We had used some of our previous [stimulus] money for technology and we’ve used it for additional counseling, but with this bucket of money, we’ve really shifted to direct learning loss support,” Markus said.

Parma City Schools

Superintendent Charles Smialek wants to spend most of the district’s $22 million on addressing students’ social and emotional needs. Parma added a guidance counselor at each high school, now up to five or six per school. They also added a new position of one “home liaison” to each middle school. The position is similar to a guidance counselor but more focused on social-emotional aspects, including running support groups and connecting parents with resources in the community. The district also added more board-certified behavioral analysts to the elementary schools, bringing the total to seven.

“Obviously, there’s learning loss, certainly, but you have to look at the whole child,” Smialek said. “There’s also a need to make sure that we have better resources and better supports in place for students who may have experienced quite a bit of trauma, or just family adversity throughout the pandemic.”

To address learning loss, Parma is seeking to hire more teachers to decrease the average class size. Classes used to range from 25 to 28 students – 28 in the older grades and 25 in the younger grades, “but quite frankly, it would often go above that,” Smialek said.

The stimulus money is allowing Parma – which has also faced failed tax requests recently — to set targets for student to teacher ratios, at 20:1 in kindergarten and first grade, 22:1 in second grade, 24:1 for grades three and four and 26:1 for grades five, six and seven.

The district also used stimulus money to offer free summer school this year; about 800 students are enrolled for either intervention or enrichment, Smialek said.

Akron Public Schools

Pendleton, the district’s CFO, said plans are still in flux given the large amounts of money and responsibility. Plus, the district just came under new leadership. Christine Fowler-Mack took over as superintendent on July 1, succeeding David James who led the district for 13 years.

“She (Fowler-Mack) completely understands the opportunity and responsibility of this money,” Pendleton said. “Not speaking for her, but she already has a clear vision around student achievement, equity, stakeholder engagement, how can we leverage our facilities, and then the human capital to support those initiatives. She’s made those clear, and I think over the next couple of board meetings, she will be sharing that vision and timeline.”

District officials have been consulting with employees, students and their families and some of the hundreds of organizations that partner with the district in brainstorming how best to spend the money.

“We’ll still use some of that $96 million to cover COVID-related expenses, increased social distancing requirements, increased bus routes, increased staff to create lower class sizes to accommodate for that,” Pendleton said. “So, there’s still be some day-to-day expenses that I think would qualify for those monies. But the future, innovative kind of response to COVID – those plans are ongoing.”

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Gordon listed ways the district is seeking to spend its $293 million:

  • Offering additional summer programming. More than 8,400 students are in summer sessions this year, which provide opportunities to catch up on unfinished learning, to engage in enrichment projects and enjoy activities such as athletics, band, chess, climbing walls – “anything that gets kids reactivated with their friends and making new friends,” Gordon said.
  • Expanding art, music and physical education programs.
  • Extending the length of the school day by 50 minutes for pre-K through eighth grade. High schools are not formally extending the day, but since students ride RTA to and from school, the district is able to provide before- and after-school opportunities that fit in their flexible transportation schedule.
  • Running activity buses so students can stay after school or come early to engage in other out-of-school-time activities.
  • Providing a health professional in every building. Before the pandemic, the district had nurses that served multiple buildings.
  • Remaining a 1:1 district by providing each student with a computer device and internet connection at home.
  • Improving facilities that have aging HVAC systems or need doors or windows replaced.
  • Hiring students and parents to help locate students that “kind of dropped out during the pandemic” and get them reengaged in school.

On the last point, Gordon said it’s hard to estimate how many students have gone off the radar, but said it’s in the thousands.

“We think there’s probably 3,000 or 4,000 kids that- just like, pre-K and K students, just didn’t come. So we’ve got to go get those kids and get them engaged this year because the parents kept them home last year. High school students: while they were on the rolls, they got jobs, like Amazon, and so they weren’t actively engaged in our classes. Are they dropped out? We don’t know. When school starts, are they going to show up? We don’t know.”

High school students are being paid to reach out to their peers, and through a partnership with the teachers union, some of their members who were not working this summer were hired to make phone calls, knock on doors and make home visits.

Cuyahoga County district/school Type ARP funding
Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences-Ohio Community School $638,421.28
Apex Academy Community School $4,136,079.83
Bay Village City Traditional District $864,977.29
Beachwood City Traditional District $889,788.97
Bedford City Traditional District $9,928,542.89
Bella Academy of Excellence Community School $1,756,374.26
Berea City Traditional District $9,357,345.41
Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Traditional District $2,150,077.93
Broadway Academy Community School $4,050,552.42
Brooklyn City Traditional District $3,435,070.58
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Traditional District $367,545.84
Citizens Academy Community School $2,442,233.49
Citizens Academy Southeast Community School $2,115,249.97
Citizens Leadership Academy Community School $1,262,666.08
Citizens Leadership Academy East Community School $3,455,371.42
Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology and Leadership Community School $1,295,961.78
Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Community School $2,360,419.47
Cleveland College Preparatory School Community School $2,190,843.29
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Traditional District $17,003,014.81
Cleveland Municipal Traditional District $293,152,902.47
Cleveland Preparatory Academy Community School $909,956.62
Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy Community School $836,382.98
Constellation Schools: Madison Community Elementary Community School $2,082,898.47
Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Elementary Community School $1,373,244.82
Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle Community School $903,784.32
Constellation Schools: Parma Community Community School $3,083,666.44
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary Community School $1,070,494.12
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Middle Community School $979,434.85
Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Elementary Community School $1,709,912.99
Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Middle Community School $427,072.20
Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Elementary Community School $1,500,282.05
Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Middle Community School $906,735.63
Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts Community School $2,113,600.15
Cuyahoga Heights Local Traditional District $649,532.72
East Academy Community School $2,264,842.54
East Cleveland City School District Traditional District $18,840,030.73
East Preparatory Academy Community School $1,641,665.41
Euclid City Traditional District $22,474,818.76
Euclid Preparatory School Community School $1,923,208.52
Fairview Park City Traditional District $1,929,992.85
Frederick Douglass High School Community School $588,866.31
Garfield Heights City Schools Traditional District $16,047,762.61
Global Ambassadors Language Academy Community School $1,069,386.48
Global Village Academy Community School $612,150.87
Green Inspiration Academy Community School $1,655,930.51
Harvard Avenue Performance Academy Community School $2,375,359.02
Hope Academy Northcoast Community School $2,149,700.49
Hope Academy Northwest Campus Community School $1,565,957.28
Horizon Science Acad Cleveland Community School $2,490,836.37
Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Middle School Community School $2,458,642.73
Horizon Science Academy-Denison Middle School Community School $2,175,328.78
Huber Heights Preparatory Academy dba Parma Academy Community School $354,623.98
Independence Local Traditional District $608,307.51
Intergenerational School, The Community School $1,350,791.34
Invictus High School Community School $1,353,991.50
Lake Erie College Preparatory School Community School $2,040,029.26
Lake Erie International High School Community School $893,070.69
Lakeshore Intergenerational School Community School $833,958.60
Lakewood City Traditional District $10,651,949.25
Lincoln Park Academy Community School $2,812,672.06
Maple Heights City Traditional District $17,167,615.86
Mayfield City Traditional District $2,748,069.77
Menlo Park Academy Community School $928,682.55
Near West Intergenerational School Community School $1,111,592.34
Noble Academy-Cleveland Community School $2,006,311.09
North Olmsted City Traditional District $7,226,453.71
North Royalton City Traditional District $2,732,835.81
Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School Community School $3,412,502.21
Ohio College Preparatory School Community School $1,911,620.16
Ohio Connections Academy, Inc Community School $9,698,169.95
Old Brook High School Community School $936,327.98
Olmsted Falls City Traditional District $1,887,691.71
Orange City Traditional District $1,562,468.53
Orchard Park Academy Community School $1,260,538.57
Parma City Traditional District $22,143,701.98
Pinnacle Academy Community School $3,438,497.59
Promise Academy Community School $694,537.02
Regent High School Community School $839,278.62
Richmond Heights Local Traditional District $2,108,595.76
Rocky River City Traditional District $1,563,922.06
Shaker Heights City Traditional District $6,490,394.62
SMART Academy Community School $640,980.23
Solon City Traditional District $2,708,431.89
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Traditional District $7,649,545.15
STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights Community School $1,415,601.49
Stepstone Academy Community School $1,844,614.56
Strongsville City Traditional District $4,216,084.19
Summit Academy Community School-Parma Community School $1,107,631.72
T2 Honors Academy Community School $671,466.15
University of Cleveland Preparatory School Community School $2,236,165.52
Village Preparatory School Community School $4,495,506.07
Village Preparatory School Willard Community School $2,964,569.68
Village Preparatory School:: Woodland Hills Campus Community School $4,399,394.78
Warrensville Heights City Traditional District $10,160,409.87
Washington Park Community School Community School $1,420,595.92
West Park Academy Community School $1,940,528.41
West Preparatory Academy Community School $1,591,903.80
Westlake City Traditional District $3,316,048.49
Wings Academy 1 Community School $1,717,641.90
Geauga County district Type ARP funding
Berkshire Local Traditional District $1,392,573.21
Cardinal Local Traditional District $3,402,474.14
Chardon Local Traditional District $1,754,178.89
Kenston Local Traditional District $945,618.11
West Geauga Local Traditional District $1,094,193.18
Lake County district/school Type ARP funding
Fairport Harbor Exempted Village Traditional District $800,456.42
Kirtland Local Traditional District $580,215.64
Madison Local Traditional District $3,133,574.34
Mentor Exempted Village Traditional District $4,958,850.33
Painesville City Local Traditional District $8,656,906.52
Perry Local Traditional District $1,247,724.39
Riverside Local Traditional District $955,699.94
Summit Academy Community School – Painesville Community School $260,117.39
Wickliffe City Traditional District $1,863,469.01
Willoughby-Eastlake City Traditional District $7,786,596.36
Lorain County district/school Type ARP funding
Amherst Exempted Village Traditional District $2,643,995.66
Avon Lake City Traditional District $1,194,406.40
Avon Local Traditional District $1,387,011.09
Clearview Local Traditional District $3,486,571.62
Columbia Local Traditional District $959,318.20
Constellation Schools: Elyria Community Community School $1,638,427.64
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Elementary Community School $840,122.64
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Middle Community School $558,603.65
Elyria City Schools Traditional District $23,906,529.10
Firelands Local Traditional District $1,519,603.92
Horizon Science Academy Lorain Community School $4,922,307.91
Keystone Local Traditional District $1,517,237.45
Life Skills Center of Elyria Community School $566,173.95
Lorain Bilingual Preparatory Academy Community School $1,039,699.39
Lorain City Traditional District $37,387,126.37
Lorain Preparatory Academy Community School $3,391,217.65
Midview Local Traditional District $3,039,361.86
North Ridgeville City Traditional District $2,390,918.49
Oberlin City Schools Traditional District $1,959,747.49
Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Traditional District $2,761,913.48
Summit Academy Community School Alternative Learners-Lorain Community School $637,502.97
Summit Academy School – Lorain Community School $753,111.91
Wellington Exempted Village Traditional District $1,250,786.83
Medina County district Type ARP funding
Black River Local Traditional District $1,913,275.34
Brunswick City Traditional District $4,204,911.33
Buckeye Local Traditional District $1,330,576.66
Cloverleaf Local Traditional District $2,237,551.11
Highland Local Traditional District $1,121,104.19
Medina City SD Traditional District $3,590,101.95
Wadsworth City Traditional District $2,614,850.98
Portage County district/school Type ARP funding
Aurora City Traditional District $926,189.62
Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School STEM $437,429.30
Crestwood Local Traditional District $1,557,179.92
Field Local Traditional District $1,934,001.57
James A Garfield Local Traditional District $1,556,813.52
Kent City Traditional District $5,498,556.80
Ravenna City Traditional District $6,036,986.90
Rootstown Local Traditional District $848,173.46
Southeast Local Traditional District $2,130,983.22
Streetsboro City Traditional District $1,941,783.72
Waterloo Local Traditional District $1,180,183.50
Windham Exempted Village Traditional District $1,564,477.72
Summit County district/school Type ARP funding
Akron City Traditional District $95,287,195.94
Akron Preparatory School Community School $1,445,528.77
Akros Middle School Community School $732,833.05
Alternative Education Academy Community School $6,199,781.35
Barberton City Traditional District $9,765,763.68
Case Preparatory Academy Community School $1,049,375.30
Copley-Fairlawn City Traditional District $1,934,049.51
Coventry Local Traditional District $2,247,620.07
Cuyahoga Falls City Traditional District $5,004,698.58
Edge Academy, The Community School $1,182,640.81
Greater Summit County Early Learning Center Community School $220,561.92
Green Local Traditional District $3,995,549.91
Hudson City Traditional District $1,280,941.89
Imagine Akron Academy Community School $17,426.12
Imagine Leadership Academy Community School $1,129,859.72
Life Skills Center of North Akron Community School $223,154.88
Main Preparatory Academy Community School $1,018,979.52
Manchester Local Traditional District $2,305,809.94
Middlebury Academy Community School $1,623,327.10
Mogadore Local Traditional District $763,297.22
Nordonia Hills City Traditional District $2,211,507.01
Norton City Traditional District $1,808,709.60
Revere Local Traditional District $869,086.03
Schnee Learning Center Community School $209,953.84
Springfield Local Traditional District $4,004,768.12
STEAM Academy of Akron Community School $1,173,099.47
Steel Academy Community School $464,291.91
Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Traditional District $3,098,711.38
Summit Academy Akron Elementary School Community School $730,866.91
Summit Academy Akron Middle School Community School $401,072.77
Summit Academy Secondary – Akron Community School $373,583.50
Tallmadge City Traditional District $2,596,678.03
Towpath Trail High School Community School $1,016,757.19
Twinsburg City Traditional District $2,607,312.85
Woodridge Local Traditional District $3,009,864.26

Note: Some readers on mobile devices may not be able to view the table of school funding.

Mayfield Heights considers utilizing American Rescue Plan cash to offer bonuses to metropolis workers who labored throughout pandemic: Stimulus Watch

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – A proposal to use federal stimulidollars to provide 4,000 bonuses to Mayfield Heights police officers and firefighters has turned into a potential bonus to all municipal and administrative employees deemed “material” and during the Pandemic worked.

City officials don’t have the money to spend. In fact, they haven’t even been told exactly how much money the city will receive from the American bailout plan over two years. But Estimates from and The Plain Dealer state Mayfield Heights could receive about $ 1.9 million in total.

Finance director Karen Fegan said the city is still considering how to spend its money. However, she confirmed that the proposal to provide bonuses to “all key workers” is being examined. She did not specify which positions are considered important or how many employees it involves, so it is unclear how much bonuses could be paid.

The city initially considered giving $ 4,000 in bonuses paid with American Rescue Plan money only to first responders, in addition to incremental pay increases – paid out of the city’s budget – as in collective agreements with unions, the police, and fire departments and other workers represented, negotiated.

Council members voted on the ordinances to sign the collective agreements during a meeting on May 24, partly due to disagreement over the bonuses and which city servants should receive them. Legislation empowering the mayor to approve the union contracts is back on the council’s agenda on Monday, but it’s unclear whether the agreements include bonuses.

“We talked about a lump sum instead of a percentage every year,” Councilor Gayle Teresi said at the May meeting. “We didn’t know there would be a lump sum and a percentage.”

Teresi said she is in favor of a raise for first responders given their necessary and 24/7 work during the pandemic. However, she was concerned about giving a bonus on top of the raise – especially since she heard city workers say that all employees who worked during the pandemic would receive a bonus, which would be paid in stimulus money.

“Someone who worked at City Hall called and told me everyone was getting a $ 4,000 bonus,” Teresi said. After the meeting, Teresi told a reporter that non-union city workers typically receive a similar raise to union workers, so she wondered who else could get a $ 4,000 bonus.

“Did the mayor (Anthony DiCicco) get it? Will (Finance Director) Ms. Fegan get it? How about some advice? We were there (work and hold meetings) during COVID, “Teresi said a freelancer for Sun Messenger, a sister publication of and The Plain Dealer.

The US Treasury Department has issued guidelines on how local governments can use their American Rescue Plan dollars. One of the proposals is to “provide premium wages for key workers to provide additional support to those who, as a result of their services in critical infrastructure sectors, face and will bear the greatest health risks”.

“I’m in favor of everyone getting a raise, especially the police and fire departments,” Councilor Robert DeJohn said during the May 24 session. “Here’s my problem: as soon as these two units get their raise, they get everyone else in town – everyone else, including the administrative staff. You will all get this lump sum up to the time you raise your salary. “

Councilor Donald Manno joined DeJohn and Teresi in May against the collective agreements. He said council members should receive a raise or bonus for signing raises for other employees.

“Mr. DeJohn said everyone in town gets the raise,” Manno said. “The council doesn’t get it, but we have to sign it for everyone else. We worked through COVID too – not the same way. But fact If you say that everyone in town hall gets a raise or a bonus, what about the advice? Are we stepchildren? Or what’s going on here? “

Finance director Fegan said compensation to the mayor and council will be determined by a regulation that includes a “nested” calculation based on factors such as increases in the general fund and the consumer price index for the previous year. But her statement didn’t seem to deter councilors hoping for a bonus or raise from the money from the American bailout.

Councilor Michael Ballistrea said he did not know why some of his colleagues were confused. He said notes he took during an earlier meeting suggested Fegan said some of the American bailout money would “most likely” be used for bonuses.

“So that was checked and it was always on the table that this should be done as far as I was concerned,” Ballistrea said.

Stimulus Watch is a public service journalism project run by and The Plain Dealer to track federal grants reaching Northeast Ohio through the US rescue plan. Read more

Colorado Springs fireworks: The right way to watch, what to know | Arts & Leisure

Fireworks will be launched on your porch tonight from multiple locations in the Pikes Peak area for the July 4th Symphony. The event returns this year in place of the fireworks in Memorial Park. Here’s what you should know.

Where can I see fireworks tonight?

People are encouraged to see the displays from their homes. Fireworks are set off in the following locations:

  • The Broadmoor
  • Cherokee Ridge Golf Course
  • The club at Flying Horse
  • The Colorado Country Club at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
  • Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch
  • Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course.


Fireworks are also hosted by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Rocky Mountain Vibes via tickets with admission tickets.

You can also watch the show live on or on the KKTV Facebook page.

When do the fireworks start tonight?

The show starts at 9:20 pm

How do I listen to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic?

Switch on one of the following channels for the live broadcast from 9 p.m.

Sunny 106.3 FM; Y96.9 FM ; KCME 88.7 FM; AM 740 KVOR; 92.9 FM peak

Watch now: Fourth of July weekend actions set in Coles County | Leisure

Mattoon Fourth of July Parade Lineup

MATTOON – The order to line up at 8 a.m. on Western Avenue for the Mattoon Fourth of July Parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday has been posted.

2100 Block, South Side: VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Coles Veterans Support Coalition, Daughters of the American Revolution, KS, Ansar Gokarts.

Block 2100, north side: Mattoon, Humboldt, Lincoln, Wabash and Cooks Mills fire engines, Ansar Shrine Cycle Patrol.

2200 block, south: Coles Democrats.

2200 block north: Coles Republicans, Melissa Hurst, Steve Spear as sheriff,

State Representative Chris Miller, Travis Coffey, Kent Martin as Sheriff, County Clerk Julie Coe.

2300 Block, South: WMCI Beautiful Baby Winners, Class Pack Cars, Edgar County Motor Clowns.

Block 2300, North: Gardner’s Excavating, Culligan Water, Lester Building Systems, American Royal Beauties, Miss Central Illinois, Windsor American Legion, Santa.

2400 Block, South: ABATE, Miss Mattoon Queen Group, I-57 Roofing,

Rural King.

Block 2400, North: KC Summers, New Mercy Worship Center, StaffQuick, Taco Amigos, Coles County Truck Convoy, The Fields.

2500 Block, South: 2019 Miss Coles County Group, 2021 Coles County Contestants, Tom Niemeyer Semi, Phil Stout and Dalton Stout Tractors.

Block 2500, North: Truth & Grace Fellowship, Tree Fellers, Fit to a Tee, Zion Hill Methodist, Lake Land Cheerleaders, HSHS, Alliance Tractor.

2600 Block, South: 2019 Miss Bagelfest Group, Morgan’s Meat Market, UB’s Barber Shop & Shave Parlor.

Block 2600, North: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Miss Arcola Group, CR Roderick Excavation and Drainage, First Southern Baptist, Coldwell Banker.

2700 Block, South: Bible Baptist, 2021 Miss Neoga Group.

Block 2700, North: Angelo’s Pizza, Randy Cassidy, First Class Wrecker, America’s Best Pageant Group.

2800 block, south: late registrations, followed by riders.

Watch now: Shakespeare Competition opening delayed to Saturday; masks guidelines eased | Leisure

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival prepares for opening night at the Ewing Cultural Center on Thursday.

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Shakespeare Festival canceled the preview performance of “Measure for Measure” on Friday but the rest of the schedule remains in place and some restrictions due to COVID-19 protocols are being relaxed.

The festival organizers announced on Thursday that the Friday performance had been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances”. The play opens on Saturday.

The Illinois State University box office will be in touch with those with tickets to the Friday performance and help them exchange tickets for another performance or process a refund.


Nora McKirdie, left, who plays Hermione; Ben Mathew, who plays King Leo; Carol Kelleher, who plays Paulina, and Haven Crawley, who plays Polixenes, play a scene from their adapted Illinois Shakespeare Festival play, “A Summer’s Winter Tale,” which will be performed at the Ewing Cultural Center on Thursdays and Saturdays through August 7th.


Contrary to previous information, festival officials also said that fully vaccinated guests at the Ewing Theater on Emerson Street and Towanda Avenue do not require face-covering.

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As the coronavirus guidelines have evolved, the festival has also announced that seat cushions and water fountains will be available. However, the concession area will remain closed for the 2021 season.

“Guests are cordially invited to picnic on the meadow and bring their water to the theater,” said a message from the festival.

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In addition to “Measure for Measure”, William Shakespeare’s “Winter Tale” will be performed at the festival, which runs through August 6th.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office in the ISU Center for the Performing, 351 S. School St., Normal, or by calling 309-438-2535. The box offices are open Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and one hour before all performances in the Ewing Theater.

As part of the festival, free performances of “A Winter’s Tale” will be offered on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 August in the theater for young audiences on the grounds of the Ewing cultural center.

More information can be found on the festival website,

Check out the new Illinois laws that go into effect today

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The Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly has passed 665 bills this legislature, with the vast majority awaiting the signature of Governor JB Pritzker.

But Pritzker signed 42 bills. A handful of these will go into effect on January 1, 2022, but most of them went into effect immediately after they were signed or will go into effect this Thursday.

Here are some notable new laws that are in effect now or Thursday that Illinois people should know about.


Electoral reform

Electoral reform

With delays in the redistribution of the U.S. census numbers caused by the pandemic, lawmakers have postponed the 2022 state primaries from March 15 to June 28. The legislation also makes Election Day a national holiday and requires that every county have at least one universal voting center and allow people to be allowed on a permanent mailing list. (SB825)

Photo by Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune

Vote by email

Vote by email

Some changes in voting for the 2020 general election caused by a pandemic, such as: Post-polling and roadside delivery, for example, will now be permanent features of future elections. (House bill 1871)

Legal redistribution of land

Legal redistribution of land

Since they are mandated every 10 years, lawmakers approved new county boundaries for the Illinois House and Senate. The maps drawn by the Democrats, using the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census instead of waiting for the 10-year census numbers to arrive later this year, have been challenged in court by Republicans and a few other groups. (HB2777)

Photo by Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune

Illinois Supreme Court reassignment

Illinois Supreme Court reassignment

The county boundaries of the nine-member Illinois Supreme Court were successfully redrawn for the first time since the 1960s. Again, the Republicans are questioning the map. (SB642)

Photo by Capitol News Illinois

Police reform

Police reform

No more controversial law was passed that year than House Law 3653, also known as the SAFE-T Law, which was passed during the lame duck this January. The provisions on the termination of the cash deposit and the obligation of all police officers to wear body cameras will not come into force until 2023 and 2025 respectively. But from Thursday the police must provide assistance to the injured, intervene in the event of excessive use of force and limit the use of force. It also provides stricter guidelines for decertifying officers and would allow people to file anonymous complaints about police misconduct. (HB3653)

Payday loan

Payday loan

Lenders are now prohibited from charging more than 36% of the annual interest rate on consumer loans. The average rate in Illinois before the law was signed was nearly 300%. (SB1792)

Vaccination lottery

Vaccination lottery

The state budget for fiscal year 2022 includes $ 10 million for a “vaccine lottery”. All Illinois residents vaccinated by July 1 will automatically be entered into the competition. It includes $ 7 million in cash prizes for vaccinated adults ranging from $ 100,000 to $ 1 million and $ 3 million in scholarships for vaccinated teenagers. (SB2800)

Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune

COVID-19 emergency shelter

COVID-19 emergency shelter

Creates guidelines for distributing more than $ 1 billion to federal stimulus funds for COVID-related housing assistance. Also creates an automatic sealing of evictions during the pandemic. (SB2877)

Pre-negotiation interest

Pre-negotiation interest

Victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases can claim interest from the defendants from the time a lawsuit is filed. There should be incentives to resolve these cases. It was supported by the trial attorneys and rejected by business groups. (SB72)

Casino work

Casino work

All Illinois casino applicants are now required to enter into a project employment contract when applying for a new or renewed license. (SB1360)

Compensation for crime victims

Compensation for crime victims

Specifies that a victim’s criminal history or crime does not automatically prevent compensation for that victim or the victim’s family. Extends the applicant’s time to provide the requested information from 30 days to 45 days and provides that a final arbitration award will not exceed $ 45,000 (previously $ 27,000) for a crime committed on or after August 7, 2022 may. (HB3295)

Electronic signature

Electronic signature

Specifies that a contract, record, or signature cannot be denied validity or enforceability simply because it is in electronic form or because an electronic record was used in its creation. Specifies that if a law requires it to be in writing, an electronic record will satisfy the law. (SB2176)

Contact Lenore Sobota at (309) 820-3240. Follow her on Twitter: @Pg_Sobota

Leisure warmth wave is coming this summer season: What to observe for | Arts & Leisure

Erinnern Sie sich an 2019, als der heiße Mädchensommer zu einem Motto für ein selbstbewusstes Leben wurde?

Nun, da sich das Leben der Normalität nähert und Impfstoffe die Pandemie in den Rückspiegel drücken – drücken Sie die Daumen – hat der Unterhaltungskalender 2021 für die nächsten Monate eine ähnliche Stimmung.

Nennen Sie es einen heißen Sommer.

Blockbuster-Filme kehren in die Kinos zurück. Live-Konzerte sollen wieder aufgenommen werden. Fernsehen und Streaming-Shows sind wieder ein schöner Teil der Mischung, nicht nur eine Lebensader der Unterhaltung. Und wenn das Reisen wieder heiß wird, können Strandbücher tatsächlich an einem weit entfernten Strand gelesen werden.

Um in diesem aufsteigenden Hitzeindex zum Spaß zu navigieren, finden Sie hier eine Liste von Empfehlungen, die sonnig, luftig, dampfend und brutzelnd sind. Du hast die Idee.

Michigans Einwohner, der sich großartig verhält, bleibt immer echt – erinnern Sie sich an sein kariertes Vaterhemd bei den virtuellen Golden Globes im Februar? Sein neuestes Projekt erinnert an das Ethos seines Heimatstaates der Ausdauer der Arbeiter. “American Rust”, eine neunteilige Serie, die am 12. September auf Showtime Premiere feiert, spielt Daniels als Polizeichef einer Stadt in Rust-Belt in Pennsylvania, der sich “abgeschreckt und irgendwie nervös” fühlt, als eine Mordermittlung seine Loyalität testet. Wenn die Vorschau ein bisschen wie HBOs düsteres „Mare of Easttown“ aussieht, ist das eine sehr gute Sache.

Im wirklichen Leben könnte der gebürtige Detroiter Tim Robinson ein ruhiger, gesammelter Typ sein. Aber als Sketch-Comedian hat er aus der wilden Überreaktion auf die kleinen Peinlichkeiten des Lebens eine Kunstform gemacht. “Ich denke, du solltest gehen”, seine Mini-Meisterwerk Netflix-Show, ist am 6. Juli mit einer zweiten Staffel zurück. Robinson macht sich nicht nur brillant zum Ziel der Witze, sondern erinnert sich auch immer an seine Freunde aus seiner Heimatstadt. Hoffen wir auf wiederholte Auftritte seiner Kumpels wie “Detroiters”-Co-Star Sam Richardson und Troys eigenem Oscar-Nominierten Steven Yeun.

Heißer Retro-Motor City-Sommer

Das Detroit der Mitte der 1950er Jahre wird in “No Sudden Move” von Regisseur Steven Soderbergh lebendig, das am 1. Juli auf HBO Max erhältlich ist. Das Krimidrama mit Don Cheadle, David Harbour, Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm und anderen handelt von einigen Kriminellen auf niedrigem Niveau, die einen einfachen Auftrag erhalten, der sie in ein Mysterium hineinzieht, das bis in die Höhen der Machtstruktur der Automobilindustrie reicht. Der Film wurde letztes Jahr in Detroit unter strengen COVID-19-Sicherheitsmaßnahmen gedreht, denn Soderbergh, der hier 1998 “Out of Sight” gedreht hat, würde keine andere Stadt als Ersatz akzeptieren.

Vor sechs Jahren erstellte eine junge Kellnerin aus Detroit einen viralen Twitter-Thread über eine bizarre Reise, die sie mit einer neuen Freundin nach Florida unternahm, um freiberuflich Strippen zu machen. Es war so fesselnd wie ein Roman und so lebendig wie ein Film. Schnitt auf den 30. Juni, wenn „Zola“ mit Taylour Page und Riley Keough in die Kinos kommt. Es ist eine Komödie und ein Thriller, die Erwartungen trotzen und J-Los “Hustlers” mild erscheinen lassen. Regisseurin Janicza Bravo und Drehbuch-Co-Autor Jeremy O. Harris haben ein schlüpfriges Abenteuer geschaffen, das A’Ziah (Zola) King immer noch als starke Frau und originelle Schreibstimme respektiert.

Ja, Matt Damon ist jetzt alt genug, um einen Liam Neeson-artigen empörten Vater zu spielen, der für Gerechtigkeit kämpft. In „Stillwater“ ist Damon ein Arbeiter für eine Ölbohrinsel in Oklahoma, der nach Frankreich reisen muss, um seine Tochter (Abigail Breslin) von Mordvorwürfen zu befreien. Denken Sie an “Taken”, wenn es ein ernsthaftes Drama wäre, bei dem Tom McCarthy von “Spotlight”-Ruhm Regie führte und mitgeschrieben wurde. Es erscheint am 30. Juli, gerade rechtzeitig, um Damons Fans aus seinen “Good Will Hunting”-Tagen das Gefühl zu geben, uralt zu sein.

Es ist fast ein Jahrzehnt her, dass „Gossip Girl“ seinen Lauf beendet hat, der viel zu lang ist, um ohne Modetipps von unglaublich schönen reichen Kindern zu sein. Das neu interpretierte „Gossip Girl“ auf HBO Max kommt am 8. Juli mit einigen bemerkenswerten Verbesserungen, wie der Inklusivität seiner Neuankömmlinge. Aber es bringt die ursprüngliche Erzählerin Kristen Bell (die in Huntington Woods aufgewachsen ist) als Stimme der Titelfigur mit der versteckten Identität zurück.

Schwitzen ist eine Körperfunktion, aber worum geht es genau? “The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Transpiration” vom 13. Juli wird die Biologie, Geschichte und das Marketing hinter der Feuchtigkeit untersuchen, die uns zum Leuchten bringt (um einen höflichen Begriff zu verwenden). Es deckt alles ab, von der Rolle von Stress im Schweiß bis hin zur Deodorant-Forschung, bei der Menschen beteiligt sind, die die Wirksamkeit eines Produkts buchstäblich erschnüffeln können. Da die New York Times das Buch als eine ihrer 24 Sommerlektionen empfohlen hat, wissen Sie, dass die Autorin Sarah Everts die Details geschwitzt hat.

Die Spiele 2021 in Tokio, die vom 23. Juli bis 8. 8, wird die weltbeste Turnerin Simone Biles zeigen. Sie genießt immer noch Wettkämpfe, aber die Quarantäne gab ihr etwas Zeit, um ihre Work-Life-Balance zu verbessern, wie sie Glamour für die Juni-Titelgeschichte erzählte (die mit einer schillernden Fotostrecke von Biles einhergeht). „Früher habe ich mich nur auf das Fitnessstudio konzentriert. Aber es ist genauso wichtig, dass ich außerhalb des Fitnessstudios glücklich bin, wie ich glücklich bin und im Fitnessstudio gut abschneidet. Jetzt ist es, als würde alles zusammenkommen.“ Für die 24-jährige GOAT ist der Himmel – oder vielleicht die Schwerkraft – die Grenze.

„Wie viel Prozent der weißen Frauen hassen Sie? Und es gibt eine richtige Antwort.“ Das war eine der Fragen, die Internet-Sensation Ziwe ihrem ersten Gast, Fran Lebowitz, in der aktuellen Showtime-Serie, die ihren Namen trägt, stellte. “Ziwe” kombiniert Interviews, Sketche und Musik und setzt Comedy ein, um Amerikas Unbeholfenheit in Fragen von Rasse und Politik zu beleuchten. Die Ergebnisse sind urkomisch, also informieren Sie sich jetzt über Ziwe, bevor ihr nächstes Projekt ankommt, eine betrügerische Komödie für Amazon namens “The Nigerian Princess”.

Nimm die fahrerischen Fähigkeiten der Reality-Serie “Ice Road Truckers” und füge eine stoische Dosis Liam Neeson hinzu und du hast “The Ice Road”, das am Freitag auf Hulu uraufgeführt wurde. Der Abenteuerfilm beinhaltet einen Einsturz in einer Diamantenmine, die darin gefangenen Bergleute und den Mann (Neeson), der bereit ist, seine gigantische Bohrinsel über gefrorenes Wasser zu steuern, um eine Rettungsmission zu versuchen. Drehe die Klimaanlage vorübergehend auf!

Es gibt einen besseren Weg, ein Mensch zu sein, und er teilt sich einen Namen mit einer Apple TV+-Serie. “Ted Lasso”, die Fisch-aus-Wasser-Sitcom über einen American-Football-Trainer (Jason Sudeikis), der eingezogen wird, um eine britische Fußballmannschaft zu leiten, kehrt am 23. Juli für eine zweite Staffel zurück – das Datum, an dem Lasso-Fans ihre Bemühungen wieder aufnehmen werden Seien Sie einfühlsamer und ermutigender, genau wie Ted. Nur gibt es einen neuen Sportpsychologen für den AFC Richmond, der für Teds Charme und selbstgebackene Kekse unempfindlich zu sein scheint. Sie mag Ted nicht? Wir sind fassungslos!

Als Michael Che kürzlich bei “Jimmy Kimmel Live” zu Gast war, wurde sein Segment wiederholt von Dave Chappelle unterbrochen, der seinen Podcast “The Midnight Miracle” bei Luminary immer wieder einsteckte. Was Chappelle verkaufte, ist hörenswert. “The Midnight Miracle” bringt ihn mit seinen Co-Moderatoren Talib Kweli und Yasiin Bey und seinen berühmten Freunden aus der Comedy-Welt und darüber hinaus zu lustigen und zum Nachdenken anregenden Gesprächen zusammen mit Musik. Wenn Sie eine Fliege an der Wand von Chappelles Haus wären, könnten Sie Folgendes hören.

Die letzten 10 Folgen von “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” werden am 12. August auf NBC ausgestrahlt, ein viel zu kurzer Abschied von einer der am meisten unterschätzten Komödien der TV-Geschichte. Sie können “The Office” alle Ehre geben, aber die Detektive der Neun-Neun könnten mit Dunder-Mifflins Scranton-Filiale in Sachen Schrulligkeit, Menschlichkeit und Büroromanzen und Bromancen auf Augenhöhe mithalten. Es ist schwer, eine Lieblingsdynamik unter den Charakteren auszuwählen, aber die irritierte Vater-unverbesserliche Sohn-Vibes zwischen Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) und Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) ist großartig.

Heißer Musical-Comedy-Sommer

Keegan-Michael Key und Cecily Strong von “Saturday Night Live” führen eine hochkarätige Besetzung in “Schmigadoon!” an, einer AppleTV+-Serie, die am 16. Juli Premiere feiert und ein Rucksackpaar auf magische Weise in ein Land der Musicals der 1940er Jahre entführt. Bis zur Wiedereröffnung des Broadways im September sollte dieser parodistische Liebesbrief an die Macht des Musiktheaters gut laufen. Und der Song “Corn Pudding” aus der Premieren-Episode? Eingängig!

Hall & Oates durchqueren die Nation mit genügend Hits aus den 1980er Jahren – „Maneater“, „Kiss on My List“, „I Can’t Go for That“, „You Make My Dreams Come True“ usw möchte deine Mom-Jeans gegen Elasthan-Leggings eintauschen. Als ob sie nicht genug Top-40-Güte wären, sind ihre Opener Squeeze, die sich all die Jahre später immer noch eine Tasse “Black Coffee in Bed” einschenken, und KT Tunstall, dessen “Suddenly I See” als Hymne von . verewigt wird “Der Teufel trägt Prada.”

Heißer rein weiblicher, rein muslimischer Punkband Sommer

Ein britischer Import, der jetzt auf dem NBC-Streaming-Spin-off Peacock ausgestrahlt wird, “We Are Lady Parts” wäre allein dafür bemerkenswert, Stereotypen über muslimische Frauen zu trotzen. Aber diese Sitcom über eine rein weibliche, rein muslimische, aufstrebende Rockband ist ein Juwel der Repräsentation und des Lachens, dank Charakteren wie Amina, einer schüchternen Doktorandin in Mikrobiologie, deren Beschwerden über einen Kerl, den sie “Bashir mit dem guten Bart” nennt, inspiriert ein Lied.

Während Woodstock zum Synonym für epische Musiktreffen geworden ist, wird das Harlem Cultural Festival von 1969 endlich die popkulturelle Anerkennung erhalten, die es verdient. “Summer of Soul: (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” unter der Regie des Roots-Schlagzeugers Questlove wird am 2. Juli in die Kinos und in Hulu kommen. Es handelt von einem größtenteils vergessenen Ereignis, das Superstars wie Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone . anzog , die fünfte Dimension, Sly & the Family Stone und BB King. Mit seinem umfassenden Wissen über Musik, Archivmaterial und Interviews mit Künstlern und Teilnehmern hat Questlove eine Geschichtsstunde geschaffen, die auch das beste Konzert ist, das Sie noch nie gesehen haben.

Sobald Sie alle die Sommer-Streaming-Sensation “Loki” auf Disney+ kennengelernt haben, wenden Sie sich bitte zwei neuen Filmen zu. “Black Widow”, die lang erwartete Star-Drehung von Scarlett Johanssons ehemaliger KGB-Attentäterin Natasha Romanoff, feiert am 9. Juli ihr Debüt. Es folgt “Shang-Chi und die Legende der zehn Ringe” am 3. September mit Simu . in der Hauptrolle Liu (“Kim’s Convenience”) als Kampfkunstmeisterin des Titels. All dies wird Ihnen von der globalen Dominanzmaschinerie Marvel zur Verfügung gestellt.

„Respect“ mit Jennifer Hudson in der Hauptrolle kommt am 13. August in die Kinos, fast drei Jahre später verlor die Welt die Königin der Seele. Obwohl Cynthia Erivo Anfang des Jahres eine gute Leistung als Franklin in „Genius: Aretha“ auf der National Geografisches Netzwerk, die Chancen stehen gut, dass Hudson, die von Franklin selbst für die Rolle ausgewählt wurde, die endgültige Leinwand für Aretha sein wird.

Terry McMillan bezeichnet “The Other Black Girl” als unverzichtbare Lektüre. Entertainment Weekly beschreibt es als “‘The Devil Wears Prada’ trifft auf ‘Get Out’ mit ein wenig ‘Black Mirror’.” Dieser Debütroman von Zakiya Dalila Harris mischt Büropolitik mit Spannung in der Geschichte von Nella Rogers, einer Redaktionsassistentin, die die einzige schwarze Mitarbeiterin eines renommierten Verlags ist.Als Hazel, eine neue schwarze Mitarbeiterin, eingestellt wird, scheint sich die Lage zu verbessern. Doch dann bekommt Nella unheilvolle, nicht unterschriebene Notizen – ein weiterer Grund, von zu Hause aus zu arbeiten.

Nach fast vier Monaten in den Hot 100-Charts von Billboard bleibt „Leave the Door Open“ der Song, der am ehesten einen ruhigen Sturm auf der Tanzfläche hervorruft. Die Hitsingle von Silk Sonic (alias Bruno Mars und Anderson .Paak) mag wie ein Cover eines lange verschollenen Klassikers aus den 70ern klingen, aber es ist ein zeitgenössischer Song, der einen die Feuchtigkeit lange genug zum „Küssen, Kuscheln“ vergessen lässt , Rosenblätter in der Badewanne, Mädchen, lass uns reinspringen.“

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WATCH NOW: Summer season leisure returns to downtown Wisconsin Dells | Regional information

The summer entertainment in Wisconsin Dells began with a performance by the Swing Crew on June 16.

The Wisconsin Dells band played several folk, classic rock, country, and pop songs during the two-hour show. Both children and adults had the opportunity to take part in the show on stage and in the audience.

Free entertainment will continue throughout the summer, with the final performance scheduled for September 5th. The performances will take place on the Riverwalk at 105 Broadway. A list of performances is below

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