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Jay Z Opens A 40/40 Club at Atlanta Airport

Categories // Entertainment Monday, 02 June 2014

1709jayz1Jay Z brought his 40/40 sports bar to the world’s busiest airport with the opening of a scaled down version of his swanky bar in Atlanta, Georgia.

40/40 is only open to ticketed passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to spokeswoman Victoria Hong of Delaware North Companies, which partnered with the rap mogul. The sports bar is in the airport’s Concourse D concessions area, Hong said.

“We want to have the same type of feel as the regular 40/40 Club,” Hong said. “It’s the airport version of the 40/40 Club.”

A VIP lounge area of the club, separate from the bar is expected to open in late fall on a different floor.

40/40 restaurant and lounges also are located in Manhattan and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The original Manhattan location opened in 2003, with Jay Z and business partner Juan Perez.

JET Magazine Ceases Print Publication

Johnson Publishing Company has announced JET magazine, the iconic news weekly will be discontinued in June and will be become a digital magazine app designed to meet the changing needs of its readers as their desire to get information quickly and easily increases.

"The JET magazine online presence is continuing to grow, and JPC feels strongly we can provide great and timely content to our readers with the first weekly digital magazine app in the African-American space," said Desiree Rogers, CEO of JPC.

Founded in 1951, JET, started as a publication for black Americans to get weekly news on central issues in a quick and easy format. The magazine went on to become the number three magazine in the African American market to date with a rate base of 700,000.

BlackTree TV Moves from YouTube to Cable

One of the nation’s largest online content providers of urban entertainment programming, BlackTree TV has teamed up with Soul of the South Network for a daily network program, which premiered last month. The series features Hollywood news and information using BlackTree TV’s current coverage of interviews, red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes content.

Founded in a dorm room more than a decade ago, BlackTree TV is a leading distributor of online urban entertainment and lifestyle information and this deal with Soul of the South Network marks perhaps the first time an urban YouTube channel has launched a daily network TV program with national coverage.

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