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Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

The home of Seattle's new NHL team is about ready for its hockey debut on Saturday night when the Kraken host the Vancouver Canucks. The arena will have its first official event Friday night when Coldplay performs and it also hosted a benefit concert featuring Foo Fighters. The arena project started nearly five years ago when Oak View Group was selected by the city of Seattle to renovate the original Seattle Center Coliseum. The final cost of the project is expected to exceed $1 billion.

Luke Bryan to host 55th Annual CMA Awards on ABC

Luke Bryan will host his first CMA Awards as the 55th annual show takes place on ABC on November 10. Country music's biggest night will feature one of their biggest stars in Bryan, who is a two-time CMA Entertainer of…

Netflix head reiterates support for Dave Chappelle special in email to staff

Netflix head Ted Sarandos has reiterated his support for Dave Chappelle and the comic's controversial stand-up special, "The Closer" in an email to company staff.In the email dated Monday and obtained by Variety, the co-chief executive officer responded to the…

DreamWorks animation exhibit to make first U.S. stop in eastern Washington

Dreamworks- Domestic box office (inflation-adjusted): $1,963,221,534 – Worldwide box office: $3,545,629,858 – Movies: 8 – Years: 2001–present This DreamWorks Animation series is based on a picture book by William Steig. “Shrek 2” was far and away the franchise’s most successful. The eighth installment is expected in 2022.SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane will be the first-ever U.S. city to present a DreamWorks…

'Shang-Chi' tops box office for 3rd straight weekend

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers still aren’t as eager to return to theaters. According to studio estimates Sunday, Marvel’s “Chang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, collected an estimated $21.7 million in ticket sales over the weekend. Eastwood's “Cry Macho” opened modestly with an estimated $4.5 million in ticket sales. The movie debuted simultaneously on HBO Max. 

Disney on Ice coming to Washington arenas this fall

Disney Enterprises, Inc.- Domestic box office (inflation-adjusted): $1,375,730,437 – Worldwide box office: $2,640,596,802 – Movies: 4 – Years: 1994–2019 Opening with what was, at one point, the highest-earning animated film of all time, “The Lion King” broke records for being the biggest stage and screen franchise to ever exist at the time, pulling in more than $11.6 billion at its…