May 24, 2016

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Akon uses new app for release of first albums in seven years

LOS ANGELES — Akon, a hip-hop star who’s collaborated with everyone from Eminem to Andy Samberg, is about to release his first albums in seven years — but you won’t find them in stores or on streaming services like Spotify. Instead, he plans to release four albums through a new app, making him the latest Read More…

Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world’s most expensive stadium

TOKYO — When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. The latest cost estimate of 252 billion yen ($2 billion at current exchange rates) would push it beyond the current record-holder, the $1.6 billion MetLife stadium Read More…

Construction to start July 1 on new North Ridgeville school/stadium complex

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials are looking to start construction July 1 on the city’s nearly $60 million new school and sports stadium complex. That date has been penciled in for some time, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for North Ridgeville Schools, despite a bump in the road caused by having to select a Read More…

Cleveland mayor, Browns reach agreement to fund FirstEnergy Stadium renovations

The Cleveland Browns’ $120 million plan to “modernize” FirstEnergy Stadium is a significant step closer to reality. The Browns and the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reached an agreement Tuesday to fund the project proposed by the team last week. City Council must approve the deal, which was announced at a joint news conference. Read More…