On PR Newswire: Beyoncé’s Formation Tour, New Harry Potter Book, Return of Historic Ship
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Crystal Cruises Announces Plans to Restore America’s Flagship, the SS United States, to a Modern Luxury Cruise Ship
Already in the midst of the most significant expansion in the company’s celebrated history, Crystal Cruises’ next step in expanding its award-winning fleet is truly an historic endeavor. Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal announced on Feb. 4 that it will save “America’s Flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the latest standards, and returning her to oceangoing service. During the announcement, made at a press conference at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City, Crystal also committed to covering all costs associated with preserving the ship while undertaking a technical feasibility study, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. See the full release to learn more about the renovation of the ship.
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CBS Sports’ Coverage of Super Bowl 50 Is Most-Watched Program in Television History as 167 Million Viewers Watch All or Part of Game
The CBS Television Network’s coverage of Super Bowl 50 featuring the Denver Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Feb. 7 (6:39-10:22 PM, ET) was watched in all-or-part by a record 167 million (Persons 2+) viewers, making it the most-watched single broadcast in television history on an all-or-part basis according to Nielsen’s Fast Total Audience Estimates. See the full release to learn more.
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Beyoncé Announces the Formation World Tour
BEYONCÉ announced The Formation World Tour on Feb. 7 following her appearance during SuperBowl 50. The highly anticipated tour, promoted by Live Nation, presented by American Express, and produced by Parkwood Entertainment, will kick off in North America on April 27 in Miami at Marlins Park with 21 additional stadium dates lined up throughout the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dallas, and more. The European leg of The Formation World Tour will start on June 28 in Sunderland, UK at Stadium of Light. Additional European stadium dates include London, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt and more. See the full release to get a full list of tour dates and venues.
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Kelley Blue Book Names 16 Best Family Cars of 2016
The vehicles deemed the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 were announced on Feb. 4 by Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. After extensive testing and evaluation, with a keen focus on safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness for both passengers and cargo, and fit of various rear-facing and forward-facing child safety car seats, the KBB.com expert editors recommend their choices for a diverse group of vehicles that best meet the needs of today’s modern families. See the full release to learn which cars made the list.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II to be Published in Print by Scholastic in the U.S. and Canada at 12:01 a.m. on July 31
Scholastic Corp. announced on Feb. 10 that it will publish a script book based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, a new play by Jack Thorne. The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will be published in print in the U.S. and Canada at 12:01 a.m. on July 31. Published in hardcover under Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (ISBN 978-1-338-09913-3; All Ages), the eighth Harry Potter story, will be priced at $29.99 U.S. and $39.99 Canada. The script eBook will be published by Pottermore simultaneously with the print editions by Scholastic in the U.S. and Canada, and Little, Brown Book Group in the UK. See the full release to see more about Harry Potter.
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