Shawn "JAY Z" Carter Signs 10-Year Touring Contract With Live Nation



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Deal Continues Long-Standing Partnership with Largest Producer of Live Music Concerts
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Shawn "JAY Z" Carter and Live Nation announced an exclusive touring partnership. The agreement continues JAY Z's longstanding partnership with the world's leading live entertainment company. The deal includes worldwide touring, in which Live Nation will produce and promote JAY Z concert events. 

"Live Nation and I entered uncharted territory in 2008. Over 9 years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences. Michael Rapino is an industry visionary, and this renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation. For the next 10 years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape," stated JAY Z. 

"JAY Z is one of the world's preeminent touring artists," added Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation Entertainment. "This strengthens the creative and business partnership of someone that continues to expand his touring base and reach."

Radio One, Inc. Officially Launches Name Change To "Urban One" On The 18th Anniversary Of Its IPO

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New Name Reflects Long-Standing Role as the Only Integrated Multimedia Company Representing Black Culture


Commemorating the 18th anniversary of its IPO on May 5, the only integrated, multimedia company focused on Black culture, Radio One, Inc., is changing its name to Urban One, Inc. Reflecting its longstanding, rich history as the most trusted source to inform, entertain and inspire the African-American community, Urban One will continue to provide culturally relevant integrated content through its iconic brands and platforms – TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital and One Solution. "


More than 35 years ago, we proudly began representing Black culture by lifting our voices boldly, courageously and unapologetically," said CEO Alfred C. Liggins III. "

Urban One's mission is to enhance and maintain our position as the largest distributor of urban content in the country." Urban One is at the epicenter of Urban America and is the only multimedia company reaching 82 percent of Black America. Its diverse audience is seeking one thing – high-quality, relevant urban content that reflects, acknowledges and pays homage to the Black culture that has impacted every fiber of American life. 

Dedicated to diversifying its overall business portfolio away from dependence on advertising revenues, Urban One will continue to establish mutually beneficial partnerships like the One VIP card from American Express Serve© and its investment as a Principal Entity of MGM National Harbor, LLC. 

Urban One is also committed to connecting with Black America, urban enthusiast and lovers of Black culture one person at a time and does so through its annual live and public affairs events reaching over 1 million people a year. In addition, the company offers actionable insights to help the community make informed decisions with consumer insights and research studies.

Atlanta's Musical Comedy 'Nobody Loves You' is Back For FREE in the Park this Summer!


Audiences couldn’t get enough of Horizon’s Nobody Loves You, and its back – this time for FREE and under the stars on the large stage in Piedmont Park! Horizon Theatre’s exciting musical sensation Nobody Loves You will be outside in the ATL this summer when it hits Piedmont Park, June 14th through the 17th – and thousands of FREE tickets are available to the public! Tune into “Nobody Loves You,” the hilarious Off-Broadway hit musical about a reality TV dating show that follows attractive singles pairing up to find love. Among the tangled web fighting for affection are a slew of wacky contestants- the hunky Christian, the sexy party girl, and the uptight schoolteacher. Whether you love or love-to-hate reality TV, you’ll laugh at this fast-paced, high stakes game of love. Get ready to experience an Atlanta hit in the center of our city, for FREE in Piedmont Park! 

For the last two summers, Horizon’s sold-out musicals Avenue Q and The Toxic Avenger were rollicking fun parties in the Park, playing to thousands who came to picnic, play and watch fantastic professional musical theatre in Piedmont Park. “These shows were so amazing and special for the last two summers – audiences of all ages and types came together for a truly unique Atlanta experience. There is just nothing else like it - live performance under the stars. And it’s free!” says Lisa Adler, Horizon’s Co-Artistic/Producing Director. “Nobody Loves You was another runaway hit for Horizon in our Little Five Points home this spring. It’s just so much fun – upbeat, smart, sexy, silly, and even romantic with a hugely energetic and talented cast, fantastic music and a live band. Everyone leaves smiling every night, so it’s another perfect show to bring together Atlantan’s in the heart of our city under the sky and treetops this summer.” 

Full of clever humor and a catchy pop score, Nobody Loves You is guaranteed to have the audience laughing on the green. In its spring run at Horizon, Atlanta INtown called it “hugely entertaining,” while ArtsATL said it was “both funny and pretty sexy!” Audiences raved that “it was the best show I’ve seen in Atlanta,” and “I laughed for two straight hours.” The Bachelorette meets Big Brother and Unreal in this hit musical comedy about singles looking for love on the reality TV show, “Nobody Loves You”. Along the way, we hit all the high points – tearful confessionals, the steamy Hot Tub Room, the Crush Ceremony, and explosive truths in the Minefield Tango. Take a behind-the-scenes ride through the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch! 

Thanks to a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation, a supporting grant from the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation and a partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Horizon continues for the third year the tradition begun by Georgia Shakespeare of bringing free professional theatre to Piedmont Park this summer, giving new audiences a chance to experience Horizon. “Our mission is to connect people, inspire hope and promote positive change through the stories of our times – and this gives us the chance to do that on a larger scale and with great joy.” said Adler. “There has been a huge influx of new residents in town, and this is the perfect show to introduce them to the amazing work they will find at Horizon and our other professional Atlanta theatres and the talented theatre artists who are thriving here.” 

Park performances will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 14-17 with pre-show starting at 7:30 PM, and audiences will provide their own blanket or low beach chair. Grounds open for picnicking at 6 PM. Free General Admission and $15 Reserved Seating Section Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. General admission tickets will be available for free for each performance, but must be reserved online in advance. Reserved Seating section tickets are $15 (plus a small service charge) and get you in the reserved seating area up close to the stage. Arrive at your leisure early or at the last minute and walk past the crowds to come right down front! Limited Table Seating Tickets close to the stage on the sides are $35 ($200 for a table of 6). Tickets are available online only at www.horizontheatre.com. Audiences will bring their print-at-home or mobile tickets. 

For seating, audiences will need to bring their own low chairs (30” back height maximum, 6” seat height maximum) or blankets. There will be limited numbers of low beach chairs available for low cost rental, first come, first serve. Anyone bringing a taller chair will be directed to the rear to allow good sight-lines for all. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought in for picnics – although no glass is allowed. No firearms allowed. Food trucks will provide dinner options for purchase and wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for sale onsite. The stage is in the Promenade green space at the North end of the Park, conveniently located near the Park/Botanical Gardens Sage parking garage and The Prado entrance to the Park.