Booth Newspapers, or Booth Michigan, was a media company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Booth owned eight newspapers in the state of Michigan. Founded by George Gough Booth with his two brothers, Booth Newspapers was sold to Advance Publications, which purchased it in 1976 for $305 million, a record at the time. Booth Newspapers owned The Ann Arbor News which ceased printing in July 2009 and was re-established as AnnArbor.com with a Thursday and Sunday newspaper and website independent of the other Booth properties. In 2013 AnnArbor.com joined MLive Media Group, established in 2012 as the Michigan brand for Advance Publications. At that time, AnnArbor.com's web presence was integrated with the other Michigan properties under the MLive.com URL and the AnnArbor.com newspaper returned to its historical identity as The Ann Arbor News. Other MLive Media Group newspaper publications include The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, The Saginaw News and Advance Newspapers, the company maintains newsrooms in Lansing & Detroit.
All of Advance Publications’ Michigan content is published on Mlive.com. Booth Newspapers was founded by George Gough Booth and his brothers in 1893. In 1976, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. of Advance Publications acquired Booth Newspapers for $305 million. The Herald Company, Inc. merged with Booth Newspapers, Inc. in July 1987. In September 2002, Booth Newspapers acquired 21st Century Newspapers, Inc.'s Heritage Newspapers' Suburban Flint Newspaper Group which has nine local papers: Clio Messenger, Davison Flagstaff, Fenton Press, Grand Blanc News, Flint Township News, Flushing Observer, Holly Press, Suburban Burton, Swartz Creek News, included Suburban Flint Shopper. All of these operate with The Flint Journal as the Community Newspapers. In December 2006, the Herald Company, Inc. merged with Advance Magazine Publisher, Inc. but continues to operate under the Booth Newspapers name in Michigan. On November 3, 2008, the day before the 2008 presidential election, many copies of Booth newspapers were delivered inside a white advertising wrapper, paid for by the National Rifle Association, with "Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama" written across the outside.
The bags were reported with The Flint Journal, but there were similar reports from customers of The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times. The Flint Journal posted a short apology on its website that stated that "The wrapper was supposed to be inserted into the newspaper." The Journal told WJRT-TV, who received a flood of calls about the incident, that there was "some miscommunication" with the paper carriers. The three papers mentioned endorsed Barack Obama for president. On March 23, 2009, Booth Newspapers announced in The Ann Arbor News that it would end the paper's 174-year print run in July 2009, due to economic difficulties, be replaced by AnnArbor.com, a daily web paper that will have a twice-weekly print edition. On this date, Booth announced that beginning June 1, 2009, The Bay City Times, The Saginaw News and The Flint Journal would reduce publishing to three times a week—Thursday and Sunday, while increasing their web presence. On February 2, 2012, Booth Newspapers split into two companies: MLive Media Group and Advance Central Services Michigan.
MLive Group handles news for all newspapers and websites. Advance Services handles human resource and distribution. At the same time, home delivery of Booth's remaining daily newspapers was reduced to Tuesday and Sundays with subscribers receiving e-editions on the other days in which they print. In 2012, Mlive contracted with former WEYI-TV meteorologist Mark Torregrossa to run the website's weather section with expectation of increasing the sections views from 900,000 to 1 million. Instead by 2014, the section received on average 5 million to 6 million page views with a high in January 2014 of 13 million. In March 2020, MLive Media Group announced Tim Gruber as the Chief Revenue Officer. MLive Media Group corporate website MLive.com newspaper website
NGC 4473 is an elliptical galaxy located about 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 8, 1784. NGC 4473 has an inclination of about 71°. NGC 4473 is a member of a chain of galaxies called Markarian's Chain, part of the larger Virgo Cluster of galaxies. NGC 4473 has an estimated population of 376 ± 97 globular clusters; the clusters may have formed from the result of multiple minor mergers that helped form the outer regions of the galaxy. NGC 4473 has two counter-rotating stellar discs embedded in the inner regions of the galaxy, they may have formed from the accretion of gas from outside the galaxy, or by the mergers of gas-rich galaxies. Using the HST and spectroscopic data from the ground to measure the motions of stars in the center of the galaxy, Douglas Richstone and colleagues at the University of Michigan have concluded that NGC 4473 has a supermassive black hole with an estimated mass of 100 million solar masses.
Its diameter is estimated to be around 4.459 astronomical units. List of NGC objects Messier 87 M86 NGC 4550 - Lenticular galaxy in the Virgo Cluster experiencing counter-rotation NGC 4473 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Sky Map and images
The Coronet Theatre was a large live music and night-club venue with a 2,600 capacity located at 28 New Kent Road in Elephant and Castle, England. The historic venue operated as an entertainment venue from 1879 until 2018 and to up to its closure managed to retain all of its art deco features; the site was first occupied by the Theatre Royal, built in 1872 and destroyed by fire only six years later. Renovations were initiated by Jethro Thomas Robinson after the fire, completed by Frank Matcham, to what became the Elephant and Castle Theatre in 1879, where a young Charlie Chaplin performed; the Theater was converted to an ABC cinema in 1928, a 3,100 seat cinema designed by Frank Matcham with a revolving steam driven organ. During the World War II, when London was being destroyed by The Blitz, the building stood strong and was used as a shelter. In the 1950s, the cinema made headlines when the manager exhibited the Bill Haley & His Comets movie Rock Around the Clock and the youthful audience ran riot.
In 1966, with the onset of twinning, the Elephant and Castle Cinema was acquired by ABC Cinemas and split into a complex of three cinemas and a luxury lounge was introduced. The first film to be exhibited was Bonnie and Clyde in 1966. After several more name changes, it became the Coronet Cinema in 1981; the Coronet Cinema closed down in 1999, leaving the Castle area with no cinemas. In 2002, a theatre producer and entrepreneur, Dominic Madden bought The Coronet Theatre as a derelict building and subsequently brought the venue back to its celebrated and original Art-Deco, removing the cinema complex, reintroducing the upper-gallery design and removing the rake floor. Following a reputed £3m refurbishment, The Coronet Theatre was launched in April 2003 as a multi-media nightclub but in June 2003 the incumbent nightclub management company, Heaven were replaced by a team led by Simon Parkes, the founder of Brixton Academy as Managing Director; the venue has hosted many popular live music artists including Justin Timberlake, Blur, Primal Scream, The Libertines, Macy Gray, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, The Decemberists, Hundred Reasons, Alicia Keys, Tame Impala, Placebo, Ty Segall, The Fall among many more live gigs and parties.
The venue continued to operate nightclub and live music events up to its closure. The theatre last operated to 1 January 2018. Coronet Theatre Website