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By Bennett Liebman Downstate Casinos Wynn Faces High Line Opposition, Wynn NY Casino Faces More Opposition With Launch Of High Line Campaign (playny.com) Nassau County Residents Protest Sands Casino, Nassau County residents, leaders protest plans to build giant casino on Long Island - ABC7 New York (abc7ny.com) Sands Has New Lease in Nassau, Nassau County Officials Approve 42-Year Lease For Sands New York (playny.com) Steve Ross Leaves Related, Stephen Ross Is Launching His Second Act at 84: A New Florida Real Estate Firm (msn.com) , WSJ Storied History of Empire City, Storied History Of MGM Empire City As It Seeks Downstate NY Casino ...
By Bennett Liebman What’s Ahead for Broadway? What's Coming to Broadway in 2025 (broadwayworld.com) Broadway Box Office, Broadway Box Office: 'The Outsiders' Post-Tony Awards Climb (hollywoodreporter.com) Boop to Broadway, ‘BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical’ will play Broadhurst Theatre (broadwaynews.com) Kristen Chenoweth and Versailles, Unfiltered 1-on-1 with Kristin Chenoweth: Queen of Versailles – NBC Boston Job upgrades to Broadway, Tech-World Thriller Job, Starring Sydney Lemmon and Peter Friedman, Upgrades to Broadway Today | Broadway Buzz | Broadway.com Complete Cast for Mattress, ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ completes casting for Broadway ...
By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. Sick of Sag Harbor? Head upstate for a change. Upstate Art Weekend is in full swing. This year, it runs from Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, July 21th. In addition to the beloved art fair’s traditional events and ...

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By Seth Nguyen Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News. Entertainment ‘Rust’ Case Against Alec Baldwin Is Dismissed Over Withheld Evidence Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case was dismissed after it was revealed that the prosecution had withheld crucial evidence—ammunition related to the "Rust" shooting. The judge found this withholding to be deliberate, leading to the case being dismissed with prejudice, ending the criminal prosecution against Baldwin. However, Baldwin ...
By Bennett Liebman Crime and Congestion and an East Side Casino, Crime and congestion: Addressing these concerns around a possible NYC casino on the East Side (amny.com) The High Line v. Related-Wynn, High Line Supporters Aim to Block NYC Casino Development - The New York Times (nytimes.com) MGM Joins with the Yankee MGM RESORTS NAMED A PROUD PARTNER OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES | MGM Stock News (stocktitan.net) Western OTB to Keep Politics Out of Job Search, OTB chair vows to keep politics out of new CEO search, defends legality of severance pay for executives | The Batavian Buyouts for OTB Executives in Western NY, Lawyer says buyout packages ...
By Bennett Liebman Oh Mary! Reviews, Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Cole Escola’s Oh, Mary! on Broadway? | Playbill The Funniest Show on Broadway, 'Oh, Mary!' review: Get to the funniest show on Broadway (nypost.com) Merrily Tops the List, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG's Final Week Was Highest Grossing Week Ever For A Sondheim Musical (broadwayworld.com) Merrily Ends on a High, 'Merrily' Goes Out On A High, 'Mary' Arrives Big - Broadway Box Office (deadline.com) New Hall of Fame Inductees, Donna Murphy, Stephen Mckinley Henderson & More Will Be Inducted Into the American Theater Hall of Fame (broadwayworld.com) Donna Murphy, Stephen McKinley ...
By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. Château de Versailles, one of the sites of the 2024 Olympic Games. Image in Public Domain. Speaking as a great supporter of the French beauty aesthetic of “effortless chic,” upon hearing that the ...

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By Giancarla Sambo Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News: Entertainment Diplo, D.J. and Music Producer, Is Accused in Lawsuit of ‘Revenge Porn’ A woman accused Diplo of distributing intimate images and videos of her without her consent; his lawyer likened her suit to others “in search of a meritless payday.” https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/28/arts/diplo-lawsuit-revenge-porn.html Eagles singer sues for 'Hotel California' handwritten lyrics Eagles co-founder Don Henley fought for decades to reclaim ...

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By Lorena Guzmán-Díaz Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News. Entertainment RIAA and Major Record Labels Sue AI Music Generators Major record labels, including Sony, Universal, and Warner, have filed lawsuits against digital music generation companies Udio and Suno, alleging that they used copyrighted music to train their artificial intelligence systems. The companies allow users to create songs instantly by submitting text commands similar to AI image generation services. The record labels claim ...
By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. Blondie in 1977, Image in Public Domain I’ve never been one to prioritize comfort over fashion, but my choice to wear a pair of impermeable leather pants to a gallery event on a 95+ degree Manhattan summer ...
By Bennett Liebman Board Extends Casino Bid Deadline, NY Gaming Board Extends Casino Bid Deadline to June 2025 (worldcasinodirectory.com) Bid Deadline Pushed Back, , Downstate casinos bid deadline could be pushed to 2025 (igamingbusiness.com) Location Board Meeting Agenda, 06.27.24.gflbmeetingbookpublic.pdf (ny.gov) Who Will Win the Casino Race? Who'll win NYC's casino race? Gambling experts set odds (nypost.com) Winning on Casin Licensing, How New York stands to win big on downstate casino licensing - City & State New York (cityandstateny.com) Casino Acceleration Bill, New York Casino Licensing Acceleration Bill Awaits Governor's ...
By Bennett Liebman Blueberries To Eye Broadway, Exclusive: Pulitzer Prize finalist ‘Here There Are Blueberries’ is eyeing Broadway (broadwaynews.com) Tommy to Close on Broadway, 'The Who's Tommy' Sets Broadway Closing Date; U.S. Tour Set To Open In Fall 2025 (deadline.com) Hills of California Actors Will Repeat Performances on Broadway, London stars of ‘Hills of California’ to repeat performances on Broadway (broadwaynews.com) The Jimmy Awards, ‘I Might Be Real-Life Good at This’: Shooting for Broadway at the Jimmy Awards - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Summer Earnings Boost on Broadway, Nearly all Broadway shows, including Tony winners, ...

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By Jessie Schuster Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Entertainment Megan Thee Stallion Song-Theft Lawsuit Dismissed A NY judge found that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Megan Thee Stallion infringed on the copyright of James A Greene, producer of the song ”It’s About To Be On” in her song “Savage,” despite the rapper’s producer having access to the 20-year-old song prior to Megan Thee Stallion’s song release. https://completemusicupdate.com/megan-thee-stallion-song-theft-lawsuit-dismissed/ Feid Sued After Allegedly Using Producer’s Guitar Loops Without Credit and Compensation Colombian artist Feid is being ...
By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. Dreams of Hyperion by Bruce Williams. Image courtesy of Maria T. Cannon, used with permission. In a public radio interview recorded in 2008, the poet-philosopher John O’Donohue spoke about the impact of ...
By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. The title of this article comes from the poem of the same name by Maya Angelou. It is, in my opinion, the single best poem written about the wake left by the departure of remarkable people from our lives. This June, we ...
By Bennett Liebman Casinos as Mass Transit Solution, After congestion toll win, Gov. Hochul must say 'No' to casino-crutch revenue plan (nypost.com) Post Urges No Casino Speed Up, New York Post Urges Gov. Hochul Not To Expedite Downstate Casinos Process (playny.com) Winning Big on Casino Licensing, How New York stands to win big on downstate casino licensing - City & State New York (cityandstateny.com) Speeding Up Casino Licensing, New York Lawmakers Pass Bill To Speed Up Casino Licensing - Poker News (cardplayer.com) Who’s Who in Casinos? Who’s Who in Casinos & Sports Betting - City & State New York (cityandstateny.com) ...
By Bennett Liebman The Tony Winners, Tony awards 2024: Stereophonic, Merrily We Roll Along and The Outsiders win big | Tony awards | The Guardian Big Win for The Outsiders, ‘The Outsiders’ Wins the Tony for Best Musical - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Tonys Recap, Tonys recap: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform, ‘Merrily’ wins big, ‘Outsiders’ upset (msn.com) , Daily Newsy Winners Daniel Radcliffe Wins, Daniel Radcliffe wins first Tony Award as British theater firm eyes Broadway expansion | Semafor How The Theater Is Changing, 5 Ways This Year’s Tony Awards Reveal That Theater Is Changing - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Theater Press at ...

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By Christine Coleman Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Entertainment Reality TV or Court TV? Lawsuits Test Limits of Outrageous Behavior Popular shows including “Love Is Blind,” the “Real Housewives” universe and “Vanderpump Rules” are being challenged in court amid a changing legal landscape. Reality TV is fueled by on-camera insults, extreme drunkenness, aggressive sexual behavior, and physical confrontations that would instantly spark human resources complaints or lawsuits in most workplaces. The industry has long shielded itself from litigation with tightly written contracts laden with nondisclosure agreements and provisions requiring ...
Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage Through Hospitality and Friendship By Maria T. Cannon Maria T. Cannon is a junior associate at Amineddoleh & Associates, LLC, in Manhattan, an art and cultural heritage law firm, practicing entertainment, media, art, data protection and privacy law. in Manhattan. Maria earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and completed her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in English Literature. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. I recently met my colleague and friend Yelena for lunch in a gorgeous Soho restaurant. Surrounded by art, elegant dishware, plush cushioning ...
By Maria T. Cannon Amineddoleh & Associates LLC Ever heard the term “provenance” used to explain the ownership origins of a Broadway play? Until earlier this week, when the Wall Street Journal theater critic Charles Isherwood remarked that a large number of Tony Award hopefuls had altruistic provenance, neither had I. The legal definition of the term “provenance” is commonly used among art attorneys, when we need to describe the records of ownership of a work of art. Webster’s definition explains that “provenance” is another way to say “origin” or “beginning.” And, not to get too much into semantics, but just so we’re all clear – the ...