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FAO Schwarz Announces “160 Years Of Toys” Celebration in Rockefeller Center

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The famed F.A.O Schwarz has announced a special event for this coming Saturday called a “Celebration of 160 Years of Toys”. I’ve shared the invite and the full details for those interested down below so do please check it out.

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WHAT: Together with Rockefeller Plaza, F.A.O Schwarz will host a free, family-friendly event to celebrate its’ 160th years of toys and inspiring awe and discovery. The celebration will include live performances from magicians, Broadway Cares, American Ballet Theatre Students, and balloonist’s; with sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and others, a variety of craft activities, skating with our Toy Soldiers at Flippers, the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile and more!
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NFL Announces Rihanna as Headliner for Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show

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The Press Release:
Today Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation announce international icon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna will take center stage at State Farm Stadium for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVII, on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.

The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show telecast will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” said Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter.
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The Christmas Spectacular @ Radio City Music Hall Has Cancelled All Remaining Dates

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The Statement:
We regret that we are unable to the Christmas Spectacular this season due to the increasing challenges from the pandemic.

We had hoped we could make it throught the season and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows over the last seven weeks. We have loved bringing back this cherished tradition that helps usher in the holiday season in New York City and look forward to welcoming fans back to Radio City Music Hall in 2022.

All tickets for impacted shows will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.

*** end of statement ***

Piercing Ken Thoughts: While this update saddens me it doesn’t really surprise me because just up a few avenues, a number of the most popular Broadway performances were going “dark” for the evening or for several days based on reported cases of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus. When you hear across the wire that “Hamilton”, “Harry Potter”, “Wicked”, Tina”, “Jagged Little Pill” and more are shutting it down for a brief bit you are reminded that we surely have a ways to go in this fight. I do some work with safety protocols on sets and in rehearsal spaces as well and cannot emphasize enough that you must be smart with yourself and your health. This isn’t a joke, hoax or mind-control of any kind. Please be safe out there my friends, I haven’t seen so many of you in person in too long a time and I look forward to doing that again. Right now I will wave from a distance and hand out non-touching high fives from afar while masked up. I’m not kidding. I am sad that I wasn’t able to witness the Christmas Spectacular this season either as I have not gone in quite some time. By the way, I will be editing the calendar to reflect the cancelled dates. I do NOT list every single day performances just a single one to keep it easy to observe. See you next time.

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The LEGO Group Brings BeatBit Studio Event To Brooklyn, NY

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The Press Release:
The LEGO Group Brings BeatBit Studio Tour to Brooklyn, New York.
In celebration of the all-new LEGO® VIDIYO™ collection, kids and families will be able to become the star of their own music video!

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WHAT: The LEGO Group is continuing its multi-city BeatBit Studio Tour with a stop in Brooklyn, NY, where locals will experience a safe, in-person, LEGO® VIDIYO™ interactive pop-up event. Guests will experience photo-opps, free giveaways, a LEGO® VIDIYO™ tutorial and on-site demo station where they can create and share a custom music video. All attendees will also receive a free exclusive BeatBit bundle that they can use to make an epic music video in the comfort of their own home.
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The Toy Association Cancels Interim Toy Fair and Looks To 2022 Trade Show

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The Press Release:
As COVID-19 remains insufficiently resolved, The Toy Association has announced that it will not conduct an interim trade show in New York for 2021, which was previously planned to take place May 1 to 4. Plans for Toy Fair Dallas remain on course for October 2021 and providing an ongoing mix of physical and digital business opportunities for the industry will be the Association’s focus this year.

“Our foremost consideration is the health and well-being of the global toy and play community and setting a clear path forward,” said Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association. “We want to provide our exhibitors, retail buyers, and the larger toy and play community with certainty on important destination shows and the ability to take advantage of immediate opportunities through our year-round buying and selling platform.”
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