united states – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 17:38:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png united states – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 Learn Without Tears Presents Breakthrough Literacy Solutions at ASCD National Conference https://chicago43rd.org/learn-without-tears-presents-breakthrough-literacy-solutions-at-ascd-national-conference/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 23:37:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/learn-without-tears-presents-breakthrough-literacy-solutions-at-ascd-national-conference/ Early education leader playing central role in student literacy WASHINGTON, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the upcoming ASCD National Conference, Learning Without Tears will showcase its proven and effective curriculum solutions for early childhood education and literacy development. ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, holds its 2022 National Conference March 18-21 in […]]]>

Early education leader playing central role in student literacy

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the upcoming ASCD National Conference, Learning Without Tears will showcase its proven and effective curriculum solutions for early childhood education and literacy development. ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, holds its 2022 National Conference March 18-21 in Chicago, IL. Themed “Recharge & Reconnect,” this sold-out event brings Learning Without Tears and other education providers together with educators and others committed to student success.

“We have been tasked with reinventing education,” explained the CEO of LWT terry neon. “As Education Secretary Cardona has said, the upheaval of the pandemic is an opportunity for positive change, and we couldn’t agree more. We put students at the center of everything we do and create highly effective learning solutions.”

“The A to Z response for Mat Man and Me has been extraordinary,” said Eileen Hillebrand, SVP Marketing at LWT. “The negative impact of the pandemic on young learners is well documented. To help schools and teachers fill these learning gaps, we at LWT are using the classroom learning character, Mat Man, in a way new and important.

In September 2021, Learning Without Tears launched A–Z for Mat Man® and Me, an early literacy supplemental program that reinforces basic literacy skills, with crucial social-emotional learning elements woven into books, lessons and activities. A beloved classroom presence for decades in other LWT core learning programs, Mat Man begins each book by introducing a letter and its letter sound in a fun and engaging way. A–Z for Mat Man and Me is diverse and culturally appropriate – children encounter characters and situations they can see themselves in, while learning about other cultures.

“Literacy begins with a single line,” Hillebrand continued. “When children draw a line on a sheet of paper, they begin the journey to understanding and mastering letters, words, sentences and stories. AZ for Mat Man and Me was designed to adapt flexibly to classroom needs for all students. This new program develops foundational literacy skills for virtually all young learners, including emerging and developing readers, and English language learners. LWT brings a fresh approach to creating lifelong learners.

“We drew on 40 years of classroom success to develop AZ for Mat Man and Me and combined that with the best cutting-edge research in reading science and teaching effectiveness, backed by support from world-class and professional learning,” said Nealon, CEO of the company. “At ASCD, educators and program directors will have the opportunity to see this groundbreaking literacy program, as well as other research-based educational solutions that LWT will offer.”

Learning Without Tears’ can be found at booth #1306.

About Learning Without Tears
Learning Without Tears is a leading early childhood education company that offers a proven and unique approach to teaching and learning, from essential pre-kindergarten readiness skills to basic writing and writing skills. typing, including handwriting, typing and cursive writing. Elementary level programs benefit all learners with multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate and proven practices, and are used by millions of students around the world. LWT’s professional development programs provide early education expertise to thousands of teachers, tutors, and occupational therapists in the United States and around the world.

About ASCD
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – ASCD – is a non-profit organization founded in 1943. It has more than 125,000 members from more than 128 countries, including superintendents, principals, teachers, professors of education and other educators. ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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Today in Culture, March 18, 2022: Sacred Rose Music Festival | Public Humanities Prize Winners | Blues for BLUES on Halsted? https://chicago43rd.org/today-in-culture-march-18-2022-sacred-rose-music-festival-public-humanities-prize-winners-blues-for-blues-on-halsted/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 12:00:40 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/today-in-culture-march-18-2022-sacred-rose-music-festival-public-humanities-prize-winners-blues-for-blues-on-halsted/ BLUES on Halsted / Photo: Courtesy Enjoy Illinois DESIGN Former post office at ninety-five percent occupancy “The 2.8 million square foot former post office in downtown Chicago has been renovated into an office building whose tenants include Uber, Walgreens and PepsiCo,” reports the Chicago Business Journal. Developer 601W Cos. says his billion-dollar investment is paying […]]]>

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Former post office at ninety-five percent occupancy

“The 2.8 million square foot former post office in downtown Chicago has been renovated into an office building whose tenants include Uber, Walgreens and PepsiCo,” reports the Chicago Business Journal. Developer 601W Cos. says his billion-dollar investment is paying off with “many large companies return to their respective offices in April and May.”

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plans $100 million renovation of Powell Hall

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra renovation project, estimated to cost more than $100 million, is the first major renovation since the symphony orchestra took up residence at Powell Hall in 1968, the magazine reports. St. Louis. “Built in 1925 and originally named the St. Louis Theater, Powell Hall has been an integral part of the Grand Center for decades. The new project, which includes both renovations to the existing structure and a 65,000 square foot expansion, focuses on accessibility and strengthening community ties. While the project itself is still in the planning stages, the SLSO hopes to make Powell Hall a “state-of-the-art music center for the community” while preserving its historic character. »

How Permanent DST Became Kablooey Last Time

Forty-eight years ago, the United States applied daylight saving time year-round, but it didn’t go well, reports USA Today (via the Sun-Times). “In the midst of an energy crisis in the United States in 1973, President Richard Nixon quickly signed a bill that put the United States on daylight saving time for two years.” The experiment began in January 1974. “People liked the idea of ​​avoiding the confusion and frustration of changing one-hour clocks twice a year. But Americans quickly learned what permanent daylight saving time meant: sunrises at 8 a.m. or later in the middle of winter. In some areas, sunrises could be as late as 9:30 a.m.… Public approval of the law dropped sharply and rapidly – ​​from seventy-nine percent in December 1973 to forty-two percent in February 1974… In October 1974, Congress reversed course and put the country back to standard time for four months of the year.


No light at the end of the tunnel, says gathering of restaurateurs

On the anniversary of the March 2020 pandemic shutdown of the state of Illinois, the Trib brought together four owners and operators of bars and restaurants “to look back and forward… It has been a uneven and circuitous path – mask mandates, limited capacities, reopening for indoor service, closing again for indoor service, vaccination mandates and at least three major surges of COVID-19 have upended old habits. Erick Williams: “Exhausted. It’s been exhausting waiting for new regulations, then enforcing those new regulations, and then finding out how those regulations affect our businesses. We have never had a time like this in our life to instruct us on how to deal with it. It was a huge adjustment to make immediately, and for it to last this long, it’s just exhausting.


Legendary Chicago host Merri Dee was eighty-five

Merri Dee, a staple of Chicago television for decades as a reporter and anchor for WGN-TV, has died, reports the Sun-Times. “Dee was a pioneering broadcaster who won the hearts of Chicagoans while hosting public affairs shows, charity telethons and raffles during a forty-three year tenure at WGN. Ms Dee was also a strong advocate for victims of violent crime following her own contact with a near-death kidnapper while working at another TV station. “If you want to live, you must be determined to live,” she wrote in her 2013 memoir, “Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace.”


No Boo-Hoo for the closure of the Amazon bookstore

“Surely there is a place reserved in hell for those who rejoice at the closing of a bookstore,” writes Christopher Borrelli at the Trib (via Yahoo). “Perhaps the exception is that once sinister brick-and-mortar Amazon Books, the weirdest excuse for a bookstore chain and, for five cold years of living in Chicago, the dumbest bookstore in the city. Jeff will get over it, move on, and disrupt something else. (In the time it takes me to write this, he will have acquired more personal wealth than several generations of my family will ever see. ) On the other hand, we lost the only bookstore in Chicago where you could walk in and buy a discounted copy of ‘The 1619 Project’ and a slow cooker. Unless your local go-to bookstore is Costco.


Broadcast Technicians’ Strike Halts ‘Chicago Tonight’

Broadcast technicians and other WTTW employees went on strike Wednesday at the public television station Window to the World Communications shortly before the start of the nightly news program ‘Chicago Tonight.’ International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1220, representing more than two dozen technicians, graphic designers and floor crew members, announced the walkout at 6 p.m.,” reports Robert Feder. The argument is about “proposed changes in labor jurisdiction and job protection. Contract negotiations have been ongoing since May 2021.”

How Bilingual Cicero Independiente leverages its community

“Cicero Independiente is an independent, bilingual news organization serving the people of Cicero and Berwyn,” Development Coordinator Irene Romulo told Nieman Lab. “Both communities are predominantly Latin, working-class towns with a history of corruption and what appears to be a reluctance to adapt to changing demographics. For example, although monolingual Spanish speakers make up a large part of the community, public meetings do not provide interpretation or translation services, making it difficult for people to engage in local democracy. Our reports serve the needs of our community by connecting residents to crucial information about local resources, amplifying residents doing good things, and investigating local government agencies to push for accountability and transparency. We also pay and mentor local youth to report issues that matter to them. »


Sing the BLUES on Halsted for a million dollars

“BLUES on Halsted, which has been closed since the pandemic shuttered non-essential businesses in March 2020, is for sale,” Block Club reports. “Owner Rob Hecko has been trying to sell BLUES, 2519 North Halsted, for the past four to five years so he can retire, but he recently hired an estate agent…” We tried to reach out to the people from the community that we knew. just so someone can keep it as BLUES to keep it alive for our staff and musicians,” said general manager Jen Littleton, who has worked at the bar since 1994. “The only difference now is that a real estate agent has been hired, and our hope is still that he stays BLUES, but he may or may not.’ The asking price is $915,000.

Announcement of the Sacred Rose Music Festival

Chicago producers Collectiv Presents have announced the launch of Sacred Rose, a multi-genre music festival August 26-28 at SeatGeek Stadium Campus in Bridgeview. Headliners include Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War on Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington. Three-day passes and one-day tickets go on sale Monday, March 21 at noon here.


Chicago’s Irish Theater returns to the stage

Chicago’s Irish Theater returns to the stage with Brian Friel’s “Molly Sweeney,” directed by ensemble member Siiri Scott, from March 31 through May 8 at the Chopin Theater. Tickets and more here.


The Forty-Third Annual Parade of the Puerto Rican People is Launched

The Humboldt Park Puerto Rican People’s Parade and Festival returns in June, Block Club reports. “In addition to Puerto Rican cuisine and music, the events will feature family-friendly activities including a dominoes tournament and sip and paint, as well as theater and acrobatic performances. The Latin American Association of motorcycles, which celebrates its forty-fourth anniversary, is set to run throughout the event, with proceeds going to the Tu Casa Project, a local organization that provides youth programs, entrepreneurship opportunities and financial education.

Illinois Humanities Names Public Humanities Award Recipients

Illinois Humanities has named its Public Humanities Award recipients, individuals and groups who have impacted Illinois through their work and support of the humanities. Nicole Bond: award-winning poet, museum educator and teaching artist from Chicago. Nicole weaves together media, words, ideas and images, leveraging the humanities to inspire and provoke; Lorenzo Savage: Executive Director and Co-Founder of I Am East St. Louis. Lorenzo is a creative, collaborative, and engaged leader who creates change and builds community through the humanities in his hometown; Sue Scott: Director of the Western Illinois Museum in Macomb, Illinois. Sue builds community through a combination of proven programs and bold, creative approaches to addressing current issues, local history and storytelling. Beacon Award Winner: The Art for Justice Fund, a national organization disrupting mass incarceration by funding artists and advocates working together to transform our criminal justice system and reduce the prison population. Prizes will be awarded virtually on May 19, from noon to 1 p.m.; more here.

The rising tide of Chicago sewage COVID

“New CDC wastewater monitoring data shows rising levels of COVID in Cook County,” reports Axios Chicago. “Two recent sewage samples from the city and northwest suburbs showed a 1,000% increase in the presence of the virus over two weeks.” But “sewage researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago tempered their concerns in an interview with ABC-7, noting that the exponential rise began with very low virus levels.”

Legal Weed Sales Slow, Triggered by High Prices

“Massive monthly revenue was one of the few bright spots for Illinois’ highly regulated recreational pot program, which generated more than $2 billion in sales in its first two years despite some one-year declines. month to month,” reports the Sun-Times. “Sales have fallen dramatically since dispensaries in Illinois unloaded a record $137 million worth of recreational cannabis products last December, raising concerns that limited supply and sky-high prices could push consumers into the illicit market.”

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The K-12 online education market is expected to witness tremendous growth in the near future. https://chicago43rd.org/the-k-12-online-education-market-is-expected-to-witness-tremendous-growth-in-the-near-future/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 08:40:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/the-k-12-online-education-market-is-expected-to-witness-tremendous-growth-in-the-near-future/ Global K-12 Online Education Market Report 2021, Covid 19 Outbreak Impact Research Report Added by Report Ocean, is an in-depth analysis of market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces historical and forecast market growth by geography. It places the market […]]]>

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Famous filmmaker Brent Renaud shot dead in Ukraine | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/famous-filmmaker-brent-renaud-shot-dead-in-ukraine-entertainment/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 18:57:49 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/famous-filmmaker-brent-renaud-shot-dead-in-ukraine-entertainment/ The country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

How Cities Shaped Disco Music and Culture — Quartz https://chicago43rd.org/how-cities-shaped-disco-music-and-culture-quartz/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:00:53 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/how-cities-shaped-disco-music-and-culture-quartz/ What – or better yet, what has been-disco? Groovy music, voluminous hair and dance moves all have the hallmarks of a fad: hugely popular in their heyday in the 1970s, then lost to history as the culture evolved. But disco was as much a product of its place as of its time, and the cities […]]]>

What – or better yet, what has been-disco?

Groovy music, voluminous hair and dance moves all have the hallmarks of a fad: hugely popular in their heyday in the 1970s, then lost to history as the culture evolved. But disco was as much a product of its place as of its time, and the cities where the genre debuted (New York, notably) created the conditions to build and amplify its culture. The elements of city life – clubs, cultural diversity and class stratification – were all fuel for disco hell.

In this regard, disco is part of a long history of culture that takes off in cities. Wherever there is a large concentration of people living in one place, art, music and other creative works follow. And while disco itself has evolved over the past 50 years, these truths have not. Cities still shape culture today, often at a much faster pace. This is why the history of disco is rich with modern lessons on how a movement is born, thrives and dies as a result of economic, social and technological changes.

The subcultures that created disco

Throughout the 20th century, powerful forces such as racism, homophobia, and economic opportunity drew oppressed groups in the United States to urban centers, where they sought to earn a living. When black Americans emigrated from the Jim Crow South and Puerto Rican immigrants arrived in the United States, they settled in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago in search of opportunities, creating cultural enclaves. Without these “bases” of culture, you don’t get disco.

In its heyday, the sound of disco was enjoyed by people around the world, but the genre has its roots in these black, Latina, and queer communities in the United States. Disco fits neatly into the larger legacy of black American influence on popular music: the genre evolved in the late 1960s and 1970s from earlier iterations of black musical traditions like 1960s R&B, soul and rock, while also being influenced by Latin sounds. like salsa, brought to the United States by Puerto Ricans from New York.

People of all stripes enjoyed disco, but it became especially popular among black and Latino gay men, who danced to disco in self-identified gay clubs without fear of persecution. Lowlights and long DJ mixes that seamlessly blended one song into the next created a safe space to dance the night away with a same-sex partner, without having to worry about prying eyes or awkward moments between songs.

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The spaces that built disco

In addition to the music itself, disco was defined by dancing and loud clubs where people gathered to hear DJs spinning records and getting lost on the dance floor. One of the first and most revered nightclubs was The Loft, created in New York by famed DJ David Mancuso.

What would become one of the city’s most legendary nightclubs began as a classic tale of city life: the rent was too high. In 1970, Mancuso was a young man living in a large loft in midtown Manhattan that he couldn’t afford, so to make rent at the end of the month, he threw rental parties — for a small fee. Admission ($2.50 the first night), people came to dance and party in the loft while Mancuso played his extensive record collection on the speakers. Mancuso’s idea was not new; Rent parties were a common community-oriented solution to the high cost of living for city dwellers, especially in black urban communities (pdf), dating from the 1930s and 1940s.

Mancuso’s rental parties quickly became the hottest ticket to town, in part because they were spaces where everyone was accepted, regardless of identity. Before long, loft parties were formalized in The Loft, which operated in various Manhattan locations for the next 20 years.

Lifestyles celebrated by disco

If The Loft told the story of disco’s popular beginnings, Studio 54 was its pinnacle. In 1977, the club, also in Manhattan, was one of the most popular and exclusive clubs in the city, known as much for turning people away at the door as for the A-list celebrities it let in. The club was busy. by people like Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli and Michael Jackson.

Studio 54 encapsulated a kind of idealized city life in the late 70s; it was home to New York’s wealthiest and most powerful class and celebrated all that went with that lifestyle: decadence, fashion, music and drugs. The club was infamous for allowing the open use of illegal drugs, namely cocaine, which burst onto the scene in New York through the Medellin Cartel from Colombia.

The other cultural touchstone of the disco era was the hit 1977 film Saturday night fever. The film stars John Travolta as a young man from Brooklyn who hits the disco dance floor on weekends to escape the trials and tribulations of his working-class life. The film was based on a new York magazine article—itself more legend than fact—that profiled the disco scene at the time.

The author of the article, British journalist Nick Cohn, later admitted to having fabricated the story and most of its main characters, relying heavily on stereotypes and observations of the working class in New York, combined to his own childhood memories of gangsters in London and Northern Ireland. . All of this created an image of tough city life where opportunity was scarce, but disco offered an escape.

How cities shape culture

As the late 70s gave way to the 80s, disco declined almost as rapidly as its rise: overhyped and overplayed on radio stations across the United States, it quickly fell into disuse. But the genre never really “died”. It evolved to give rise to other successive genres such as house music and eventually techno, and is now experiencing a popular music renaissance, almost 50 years later.

At this time, the townspeople continued to produce new music and cultures; movements like hip hop, neo-expressionist art, grunge, and K-pop all got their start in major cities around the world. In each movement, many key environmental elements remained in place: many different people gathered in close proximity, the development of a particular social or political consciousness, the economic pressure to create art and a creativity that inspired more than creativity.

In turn, these cultural products become essential for the cities that create them: local music and art shape a city’s identity and, in doing so, fuel its economy by attracting residents and increasing property values. . Places like New York, Seoul and Berlin have become world capitals as much for their cultural cachet as for their economic power. The advent of the Internet and social media has only supercharged the ability of hypercrowded urban centers to create and expand their influence. Today, DJs in Amsterdam can connect with kids in Atlanta, and designers in Paris can talk to models in Rio de Janeiro.

Perhaps the biggest test of cities’ cultural influence has been the pandemic, when lockdowns, travel restrictions and “remote” living inspired much speculation about changing cultural trends and the place where the cities identity would land. Fortunately, any obituaries on the cultural influence of urban centers appear to have been premature, meaning that many of the ingredients that have helped disco thrive – escapism, inclusivity and physical unity – can be put in place to re-inform the next musical phenomenon.

Education, Real Estate, Biography, History https://chicago43rd.org/education-real-estate-biography-history/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 23:30:01 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/education-real-estate-biography-history/ Even in his early years, Oprah Winfrey overcame obstacles such as neglect and discrimination to become one of the most powerful voices in the world. Orpah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and has since become one of the richest women in the world. His first name is not misspelled; […]]]>

Even in his early years, Oprah Winfrey overcame obstacles such as neglect and discrimination to become one of the most powerful voices in the world. Orpah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and has since become one of the richest women in the world. His first name is not misspelled; it is a biblical link with the character of Ruth.

Growing up, she was constantly confused with Oprah by people who didn’t know any better. When Vernita Lee gave birth to Oprah as a teenager, she was a single housekeeper. Vernon Winfrey, Oprah’s father, served in the military when she was born.


Vernita moved in with Oprah’s grandmother because of her situation. Oprah remembers having to go to school in a sack of potatoes because her family was so poor. Oprah was a student at Lincoln High School in Milwaukee. Nicolet High School accepted her into a special program for poor students because of her academic success. Back at East Nashville High School, Oprah would struggle.

WVOL, a local African-American radio station, hired Oprah as a part-time news anchor when she was just 17 after winning the “Miss Black Beauty Tennessee Pageant.” As a student at Tennessee State University, Oprah would be eligible for a scholarship to pursue a degree in communications. At the age of 19, Oprah decided to leave school and seek a career in media.

Real estate owned by Oprah Winfrey

As of this writing, Oprah resides at “The Promised Land”, a mansion in Montecito, California. This property, which she bought in 2001 for nearly $50 million, has a total area of ​​about 42 acres. To date, the property is valued at $90,000,000, according to numerous publications.

She also owns a 41-acre property on Orcas Island, Washington, which she owns. Since 2016, she has owned the Seamair Farm Estate, a 23-acre property.

As we can all guess, these are some of the most expensive real estate properties in the world, and their value continues to rise, as does our favorite person’s net worth.

Oprah Winfrey’s Investments

In 2015, Oprah invested $43 million in Weight Watchers and owns a 10% stake in the company. Oprah Winfrey’s current interest in the company is valued at approximately $218 million.

Biography of Oprah Winfrey

She was born in Mississippi on January 29, 1954.

As a result of the above, Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed “Queen of Media”. It’s no secret that the queen of media, as she is affectionately known, had a rocky start to life. Thanks to her grandmother’s encouragement, she learned to read before the age of three.

A History of Oprah Winfrey’s Net Worth

Net worth by the end of the year

  • 1985 $500,000
  • 1989 $1,000,000
  • 1995 $500,000,000
  • 2000 $1,000,000,000
  • 2007 $2,000,000,000
  • 2014 $3,000,000,000
  • 2019 $3,100,000,000
  • 2020 $3,500,000,000

In 1999/2000, Oprah became the first black woman billionaire in the United States. She was making $300 million a year by this point, producing her own program as well as that of Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray. As of this writing, Oprah Winfrey is the fourth richest celebrity in the world. Kanye West ($6.6 billion), Steven Spielberg ($7.5 billion) and George Lucas ($10 billion) are the only three billionaires who can match his wealth.

Oprah Winfrey

Projects and amendments

For the past two years, Oprah has served on the board of Weight Watchers. She received $43.5 million in stock when she joined the company. The value of that stake has grown to about $400 million. Earlier this year, she agreed to a multi-year deal to produce shows for Apple as part of the company’s content strategy.

Among Oprah’s acting credits are The Color Purple (1985), Beloved (1998), The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014). There are many TV shows and documentaries that she has created.

For “The Color Purple” and “Selma,” Oprah has been nominated for two Oscars so far, one for Best Supporting Actress and the other for Best Picture. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Academy Award was presented to him in 2011.

Oprah has 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award to her credit. She has been nominated for 26 Daytime Emmy Awards and won 18.

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Oprah’s Billion Dollar Success Story

A new contract with King World/ABC was not finalized after Oprah fired her agent, Jeffrey Jacobs. King World was adamant about not renegotiating. It turned out to be a very happy refusal. Rather than give away a small portion of the show’s syndication points, King World allowed Jeffrey Jacobs and Oprah to unwittingly establish an empire.

As the talks dragged on, Jeffrey and Oprah formed their own company, HARPO Productions, to move forward on their own terms.

There wasn’t much King World could do about it. National syndication seemed inevitable at the time, as Oprah’s ratings in Chicago were at an all-time high. In the end, they should have paid Oprah a portion of the profits. They should have paid a few million dollars a year for it. ‘

King World eventually returned to the table, but Oprah no longer wanted a share of the backend. King World executives were surprised when she revealed that she intended to create the series by HERSELF. She and Jeffrey would cover all production costs for the show through HARPO Productions at HARPO Studios, and they would then pay a pre-determined fee to King World to syndicate the show across the country. King World now had a job with a salary.

Ninety percent of HARPO was owned by Oprah. Jeffrey held a tenth stake in the company.

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Then Oprah and Jeffrey entered into a much larger overall deal with ABC that covered film productions, a magazine, books, and most importantly, the ability to create other TV shows under its production umbrella…. His 3.5-acre HARPO facility would be the exclusive location for all series production.

There is more than that.

As for Oprah and Jeffrey, they were able to get a piece of King World Productions. Oprah would enjoy all King World shows, including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, as part of this deal.

In 1999, CBS paid $2.5 billion in stock to acquire King World. One percent of CBS was owned by Oprah once the deal closed. In the mid-1990s, she struck a deal with ABC that saw her own a significant share of Disney stock.

Oprah Winfrey would go on to earn several BILLIONS of dollars from traditional contracts, while her 1980s talk show contemporaries like Sally Jesse Raphael, Phil Donahue and Jerry Springer would go on to earn tens of millions of dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much money does Oprah Winfrey have in the bank?

She has a net worth of around $2.75 million.

  • How old is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is currently 67 years old.

  • What is Oprah Winfrey’s salary?

Oprah Winfrey has an annual compensation of $190 million, according to the most recent estimates.

  • How tall is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is estimated to be 1.69m (5′ 7′′) tall.

  • What is the name of Oprah Winfrey’s husband?

Oprah Winfrey’s husband’s name is Stedman Graham.

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Caesars Entertainment: Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Launches Restaurant Expansion and Reintroduces Breakfast Menu https://chicago43rd.org/caesars-entertainment-gordon-ramsay-burger-at-planet-hollywood-resort-casino-launches-restaurant-expansion-and-reintroduces-breakfast-menu/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 17:24:29 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/caesars-entertainment-gordon-ramsay-burger-at-planet-hollywood-resort-casino-launches-restaurant-expansion-and-reintroduces-breakfast-menu/ *For the complete menu click hereFor high resolution images, click here* LAS VEGAS (March 10, 2022) – Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino recently expanded its dining space and brought back its weekend breakfast menu. The restaurant now offers 282 seats, with more possibilities to host large parties. Additional upgrades include a […]]]>

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LAS VEGAS (March 10, 2022) – Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino recently expanded its dining space and brought back its weekend breakfast menu. The restaurant now offers 282 seats, with more possibilities to host large parties. Additional upgrades include a larger grill in the galley, a second side station, and more televisions in the dining area.

Patrons can now indulge in a variety of Chef Ramsay’s signature twists on breakfast classics on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The menu ranges from sweet to savory and is served a la carte. Ramsay burger lovers can now enjoy the brunch burger, topped with eggs and bacon. Side options include a variety of tater tots, like the Toddlers with cheesetopped with house spices, pork bacon, parmesan, fried chives and white cheddar sauce.

Customers can try the Oh damn hell, an amped up Bloody Mary mixed with Absolut Peppar vodka and topped with crispy prosciutto, mozzarella and basil. Coffee lovers can try a selection of cocktails at Café La Colombe, such as including the Raider’s Rise, made with Triple Shot Coffee, Bacardi Superior Rum, Frangelico and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur. For juice and smoothie lovers, non-alcoholic drink options are also available, such as the Kale Aid, made with fresh green juice, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and agave.

The Gordon Ramsay Burger is located on the casino floor near Café Hollywood and the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit caesars.com/planet-hollywood/restaurants/ramsay.

About Gordon Ramsay North America
Gordon Ramsay North America includes the American restaurant business of celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality and author Gordon Ramsay. In 2019, Gordon Ramsay signed a deal with private equity firm Lion Capital to expand Gordon Ramsay restaurant concepts across the United States, where the company currently has 13 restaurants in Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Lake Tahoe and Kansas. City, many of which are in partnership with Caesars Entertainment.

The group develops dining concepts, including outdoor and take-out, as the company operates many of Gordon Ramsay’s successful US and international major brands, including Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Gordon Ramsay Burger, Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza , Gordon Ramsay Steak and Hell’s Kitchen. .

In addition to the Gordon Ramsay North America restaurants, there are 40 international restaurants in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants portfolio worldwide, where Gordon Ramsay holds a total of 7 Michelin stars.

For more information, please visit www.gordonramsay.com.

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famous Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites offering some of the best views in town, as well as endless options for unrivaled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright and bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its celebrity guest list, Planet Hollywood’s 231 restyled suites feature sweeping views of the glistening skyline and bold decor features like hanging sofas, living areas of living room style and oversized modern artwork. The resort features over 100,000 square feet of gaming, Caesars Sportsbook at Planet Hollywood, The Scene Pool Deck, multiple lounges, an intimate wedding chapel, and a relaxation spa and salon. Awesome restaurants include Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House and more. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, the Zappos Theater is one of the largest theaters on the Vegas Strip and features a variety of resident headliners, including superstars like John Legend, Doobie Brothers, Scorpions and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacle of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®at the Criss Angel Theatre. Additionally, Angel and visionary creator Franco Dragone have teamed up to create AMYSTIKA – The Mindfreak Prequel, a fantastical and mysterious production that immerses audiences in a one-of-a-kind euphoric and mind-blowing spectacle of illusions. – special effects, jaw-dropping stunts and more, beginning preview performances in March.The property is surrounded by Miracle Mile Shops with over 170 specialty stores and restaurants.Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas press room. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to play. Know when to quit before you start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services are available by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

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11 things to know about American culture before moving to the United States https://chicago43rd.org/11-things-to-know-about-american-culture-before-moving-to-the-united-states/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:52:20 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/11-things-to-know-about-american-culture-before-moving-to-the-united-states/ Coming to the United States? Not sure what to expect? Well, buckle up and get ready for a weird and thrilling ride through the land of the grown-ups. Here you will find the Elyos delight of bottomless soda machines. The amazing spray cheese experience. You’ll walk through the aisles of the biggest supermarkets you’ve ever […]]]>

Coming to the United States? Not sure what to expect? Well, buckle up and get ready for a weird and thrilling ride through the land of the grown-ups. Here you will find the Elyos delight of bottomless soda machines. The amazing spray cheese experience. You’ll walk through the aisles of the biggest supermarkets you’ve ever seen, while eating take-out burgers and drinking venti coffees. You will wear sweaters in the summer and you will always be too cold because the air conditioning is always set to “cool”.

In this article, we’ll go over 11 of the oddities you can expect to find as a new immigrant to the United States.

Eat fast

Walking down the street of an American city, you might notice, here and there, a pedestrian eater – a person waving at a taxi (or Uber) while devouring a pizza. You might also notice people at your local coffee shop leaving with giant mugs — mugs larger than the average face — filled to the brim with complicated coffees. You’ll notice these things because many Americans — rather than sitting down and enjoying their vanilla latte with 2 pumps of mocha, fat-free, steamed, more sugar — will take their food (or drink ) to take away.

And even if they take a moment to sit down and eat, they can ask the server for a “doggie bag,” a specially designed receptacle for leftovers. No meal is wasted in the United States of America, that is, unless you leave it in the bottom of your extra large American fridge for weeks. But this is another story.

Big, big, bigger!

You may have heard that in the United States things are just bigger. Sometimes unnecessarily. Some supermarkets look more like airplane hangars than grocery stores. You can walk into a Walmart and think you’ve seen it all. But then you will find a Costco. And no one is ready for a Costco.

But it’s not just the stores. Meals are often served in generous portions. The coffee cups are larger than necessary. Trucks, hummers, jeeps. Automobiles are, in general, much larger than in other parts of the world. There is no way around it. For better or for worse, things are going very well in the United States.

Is the bread sweeter?

Yes. Apparently in the United States the bread is sweeter and sweeter than in other parts of the world. This is simply because consumer breads are made very quickly. With rapid rolling, the loaves don’t get a chance to fully ferment, which means less flavor. Manufacturers add sugar and salt to mask this total lack of taste. The high sugar content led an Irish judge to conclude that Subway bread is legally not bread. But don’t worry, you should be able to find some good, tasty bread at the local bakery.

Must love dogs (or cats or any other pets)

An immigrant with her pet

Americans love their pets and consider them part of the family. They dress them up for Halloween (or just because), take them out drinking, and include them in work calls. Nearly 70% of Americans own a pet, and that number continues to grow.

If you’re new to the United States, having a pet can be a great way to meet new people. Take your dog to the local dog park and start bonding with the best grain-free kibble.

Lots of flags

In many countries, an event with flags can be a worrying affair, as nationalistic pride — what many in the United States call patriotism — is often associated with the history (and very current issue) of fascism. In the United States, however, flags are on everything. You can see them on houses, on top of city buildings, at large (or small) public events, in front of restaurants. So just because there’s a flag in front of a building doesn’t mean it’s the Pentagon. It could also be a restaurant.

Vacation? Which holiday ?

Other parts of the world recognize the need for time off. It’s time to refresh and reflect. Time for you, your friends, your family. Not in the United States. Excluding sick leave and paid vacation, people working in the American private sector have an average of 10 days of paid vacation after 1 year of work. And in 2017, 52% of people in the United States used only part of their vacation days.

This is very different from countries like Brazil, where workers have 30 days of vacation per year. But remember that different companies have different rules, so you might find one with a more lenient holiday policy.

Would you like some ice cream with that?

Immigrant drinks a soda

No one ever asks that question in the United States. They just put ice in your drink.

In many countries, cold drinks are not necessarily filled with ice. In the United States, on the other hand, it is a different story. If you don’t want ice in a cold drink, you’ll probably have to ask the server to skip the frozen water. But if you like lots of ice cream, you’ll be on cloud 9.

Pancakes at 3:00? No problem

Ok, so you might not find a place for 3 a.m. pancakes in literally every part of the United States, but in many cities it’s very easy to find a restaurant that’s open all night. You might find a 24-hour restaurant with a 30-page menu, or you might be in New York, where the bars never seem to close. You might also find the random food truck serving late night clubbers. If you’ve ever thought “gosh, I really wish I could stuff my face with greasy food after midnight”, then you’re in for a treat.

Not many trains

The United States is a car-centric country. Even the vast New York City subway isn’t as comprehensive or user-friendly as other rail systems around the world. Public transit, in general, is lacking in the United States. Over the past 65 years, the United States has spent about $10 trillion on roads and highways, but only $2.5 trillion on public transit and railroads. But if you find yourself in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago or Washington DC, you can still get around without a car.

Americans like to stick to their schedule

Immigrant on a work call

You might find exceptions to this rule, but in general, people in the United States are serious about their punctuality. Not arriving on time for a meeting (whether formal or informal) could be considered an affront or, at the very least, could be a cause for annoyance. why is this the case? Hard to say for sure, but it may have something to do with the work culture in the United States. As we spend a lot of time at work, there is little free time left for leisure. Wasting this extra time could therefore be perceived as a lack of respect.

Tip your server

In many parts of the world, servers receive a relatively substantial hourly wage, making tipping virtually unnecessary. But in the United States, servers can earn as little as $2.00 per hour, before taxes. So, without tipping, waiters might go home empty-handed.

Not tipping your server is therefore considered disrespectful, so you’ll want to make sure you collect (at least) 15% to 20% of the total, for tipping. Outside of restaurants, customs are less simple. A good rule of thumb is: if you have the ability to tip, you most likely should tip.

25% of U.S. lenders prepare online for less risky payday loans post-pandemic https://chicago43rd.org/25-of-u-s-lenders-prepare-online-for-less-risky-payday-loans-post-pandemic/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:38:08 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/25-of-u-s-lenders-prepare-online-for-less-risky-payday-loans-post-pandemic/ Payday lenders who have suffered the severe consequences of the pandemic are anxiously awaiting the end of most government programs in the United States. Those who follow the industry say high cost loans can never be fully paid off. Since 2020, the federal government has increased unemployment benefits, federal stimulus payments and evictions. In fact, […]]]>

Payday lenders who have suffered the severe consequences of the pandemic are anxiously awaiting the end of most government programs in the United States. Those who follow the industry say high cost loans can never be fully paid off.

Since 2020, the federal government has increased unemployment benefits, federal stimulus payments and evictions. In fact, the number of loans no credit check guaranteed approval dropped in some states more than 45%. The situation is not about to change in the near future.

The story gets even more complicated as Americans have used much of their savings to pay off their debts. They do this primarily to protect a solid monthly child tax credit. Additionally, regulatory scrutiny is likely to tighten under the Biden government.

Turbocharged Trends Experienced by Online Payday Loans

Online payday loans are meant to prepare for a shift in customer preferences. Since 2019, small dollar loan volumes have declined significantly. If customer demand is lower, direct lenders tend to verify customer needs.

Company for the traditional payday lenders offers 400% annual percentage rates on loans, high fees and small payment plans. It has been attractive to everyone nationwide. But the pandemic has amplified these trends.

Payday loans are available in Alabama, Michigan, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. Since 2020, this type of service is provided at 40% and 60%. As for the low points, the federal distribution is associated with stimulus payments. According to Veritec Solutions, a data provider collates data from state regulators.

And the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation reported a 40% drop in payday loans granted in 2020 compared to 2019 levels, and a 30% drop in payday customers. There is a movement towards long-term installment products that oppose short-term payment. It’s a popular opinion voiced by top executives at big projects like the Pew Charitable Trusts Consumer Finance.

Alliance members in government posted obvious declines in their payday loan products and other short-term loans. Despite good volumes of payments and check remittances, people are visiting stores to receive some assistance.

Even online, high cost installment lenders has not necessarily seen a huge increase in business during the pandemic. Just look at the services provided by two of the biggest online lenders, Elevate Credit and Enova International. They announced an increase in profits in 2020. In the meantime, they did not confirm any growth in loans. Both companies reported a significant decline in charges. Does this mean anything unusual to you? They suffered fewer losses on their professional loans. It has to do with a wide range of factors, including current social and economic situations around the world.

How can average Americans benefit from these stories? They can access financial volumes anywhere in the world. They can borrow them and use them for personal and professional purposes. Moreover, they can use them in both short and long time frames.

More Money, Less Online Payday Loans

The government creates a direct economic environment. It demonstrates the biggest drop in in-store payday loans when stimulus checks go to people Bank accounts. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that 37% of Americans are committed to using stimulus payments to cover their debts.

Are there still issues? What do you need to know? The future turns out to be quite bleak. Financial aid is not enough. Due to the pandemic, there is an increase in areas with low vaccination rates. Opponents of high costs fear that people will come back to them.

Along with pandemic relief, the federal government has increased a child tax credit of up to $300 per child. The credit is set to expire by the end of the year. President Joe Biden wants to continue for the next five years. Democrats expect to expand the program in the budget reconciliation bill.

Cheryl Warfield sings in Blanchard’s opera https://chicago43rd.org/cheryl-warfield-sings-in-blanchards-opera/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 12:34:30 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/cheryl-warfield-sings-in-blanchards-opera/ Soprano opera singer Cheryl Warfield will perform in the set of Chicago’s Terence Blanchard Lyric Opera production of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’. * “It’s groundbreaking…as Porky & Bess was,” said opera singer Soprano Cheryl Warfield on his role in the Terence Blanchard opera based on the life of New York journalist Charles M. […]]]>

Soprano opera singer Cheryl Warfield will perform in the set of Chicago’s Terence Blanchard Lyric Opera production of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’.

* “It’s groundbreaking…as Porky & Bess was,” said opera singer Soprano Cheryl Warfield on his role in the Terence Blanchard opera based on the life of New York journalist Charles M. Blow titled “The fire locked in my bones” will premiere at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago from March 25 to April 8, 2022. “Being specifically about black people like ‘Porky & Bess’ which was by a New York Jewish composer.”

Five-time Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, jazz trumpeter, pianist/keyboardist and composer Terence Blanchard stars in the opera alongside Kasi Lemmons (director of Harriet and Eve’s Bayou). The musical takes audiences on a journey through the life of Charles Blow, his early life in Louisiana facing a traumatic experience. Daniela Candillari is the conductor.

“This is my first attempt at returning to union work since the pandemic,” Cheryl said of her role on the set. “It (opera) has so many different elements of the black experience. It presents Jazz, Classical….music. It’s an honor to be in an opera composed by a black person. Black composers are beginning to be recognized. We’ve had them for over 125 years.

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Terence Blanchard’s opera premiered in St. Louis two years ago and a representative from the Metropolitan Opera House and Chicago’s Lyric Opera House was in attendance. They liked the opera and decided to present it at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

“The production has 70 people who are top artists. They’re all union artists in this production,” Warfield informed me. “It has a positive ending. The message is that once he’s able to come to terms with (what happened to him in his youth) and write about it, it’s cathartic.

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” also stars Will Livermen (baritone) as Charles Blow; Latonia Moore (soprano); Jacqueline Echols (soprano); Chauncey Packer (tenor) and Chris Kenney (baritone).

Cheryl Warfield’s enthusiasm for opera can be heard in her voice: “It’s a glorious work of opera…a powerful story. I did not participate in the production of the Met, although the Met and the Lyric Opera House of Chicago are co-producers of this opera. It will be broadcast live at 42n/a Street so people can attend the opening night. They did it so black people could see it for free. It will also be broadcast live at Marcus Garvey Park. The opera has never been open to the black community before.

She said that although her role is in the ensemble (chorus) performing at one of the great opera houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Lyric Opera House in Chicago or the San Francisco Opera House, ” you have reached the epitome of opera in the United States.

Terence Blanchard, who also has 14 Grammy nominations, collaborated with Spike Lee in Blackkklansman (2018) and Da 5 blood (2020) which further highlight his skills, which he first showcased as a member of Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1982. He has composed more than 40 film scores and played as a musician on more than 50 scores. He was also artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami. www.LyricOpera.org www.TerenceBlanchard.com www.MetOpera.org

SYNDICATED COLUMN: dr. Eunice Mosley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a strategist and consultant in public relations and business management at Freelance Associates, and is director of promotions (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is in its 23rd year. The next events are coming Baltimore Saturday April 16, 2022 via Zoom conference and Los Angeles Saturday, November 5, 2022 via Zoom video conferencing. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference featuring a Q&A with a professional panel, a professional talent showcase and a national talent competition (voice, songwriting, dance and acting) where budding artists have the chance to receive over $17,000 in prices/products/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]