ERIC CHURCH’S YOUNGER BROTHER PASSES AT 36 YEARS OLD

Country star Eric Church lost his younger brother Brandon last week according to People. Brandon was 36 years old when he passed. It has been reported by TMZ that Brandon suffered from “multiple seizures” before he died last Friday (June 29) in his hometown of Granite Falls, North Carolina. “In lieu of flowers please leave a message for the family and/or make a donation to a Scholarship Memorial Fund created in Brandon’s memory,” a statement from the family reads. “The Brandon E. Church Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to bless others and honor a benevolent life. Thank you for showing your love and support to the Church family.”

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SPRINT CENTER RESTRUCTURES PREMIUM SALES & MARKETING DEP.

Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri has restructured its premium sales and marketing departments, consolidating previous Communications, Marketing and Corporate Sales and Services/Partnerships departments. In the new alignment, Shani Tate Ross (left) has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing where she will establish strategies designed to achieve measurable revenue objectives in the areas of Partnership Sales, Premium and Group Ticketing, and Partnership Fulfillment. Sprint Center has also hired Tyler Murray for the role of Director, Premium Sales. Murray has previously worked for Endeavor, Feld Entertainment, Professional Bull Riders, and UFC.


MEN CHARGED WITH DEADLY GHOST SHIP FIRE PLEAD NO CONTEST

Derick Almena and Max Harris, the two men charged for the deadly Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people in Oakland in 2016, have plead no contest to the involuntary manslaughter charges brought against them. Each charged with 36 counts for every individual who perished in the fire at the warehouse turned dance club, Almena and Harris’s deal will avoid lengthy trials and possibly result in shorter sentences according to NPR. Almena, who managed the Ghost Ship warehouse, agreed to a nine year sentence with an additional three years supervised release. Harris, who was a tenant and an illegal landlord at the facility, is expected to be sentenced to six years with four years supervised release. Because of time-served and California’s crowded prisons, both men are expected to serve much shorter sentences.