In today's Media Mix, the elBulli exhibit goes on Groupon, plus food sherpas are the newest trend
Are the Jonas Brothers opening a restaurant?
The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.
Jonas Brothers Restaurant: Word is, the teen pop sensations are opening a restaurant in Belmont, N.C., according to their father. No word on what type of food or what the restaurant name will be. [WCNC]
elBulli Exhibit on Groupon: Tickets to the elBulli: Ferran Adrià and the Art of Food exhibit in London are now available on Groupon for half off. [Eater]
Food Sherpa Trend: Tour guides are now specializing in food, guiding tourists and visitors to the hidden culinary gems in their city. We call this, doing our research. [NY Times]
McDonald's, the Cheapest and Most Nutritious? A questionable claim calls the McDouble the "cheapest, most nutritious, and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history." [HuffPo]
Geoffrey Zakarian at the Plaza: The restaurateur has been named the culinary director of the Plaza. [NY Times]
The Area's Authentic Seafood Restaurant
The experience that you will have at Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is uniquely Wilmington, North Carolina. Our specialty is Cape Fear cuisine, including fresh local seafood, fresh vegetables, and local craft beer.
When you walk through our doors, take a look around. You will see many items that are a part of our history. The shells inside the tables have been brought to us by many guests throughout the years. Nameplates on the bar designate locals that have told many a tale. News releases show Hieronymus cooking for Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show. You might copy a recipe for soft shell crab or take a gander at some of the "stars" that have dropped by for dinner.
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the Area's Top-Quality Seafood
Your next meal away from home will truly be special with casual dining at our seafood restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina. All of this began in 1972 when Glenn Hieronymus bought a commercial fishing boat.
From the oceans, he and his brothers harvested a bounty of grouper, flounder, mahi-mahi, scallops, black sea bass, snapper, cobia, tuna, and shrimp. From the marshes, they pulled oysters and clams. In 1980, Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster bar opened on Market Street.
We serve you seafood from such exotic locations as Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, Topsail Island, and Motts Channel at Wrightsville Beach. The vegetables come from our Granny Royal's garden (no kidding), and you will be served by people from all over the country that now call Wilmington home.
Our corporate offices are in the corner, and if you would like to see the owner, just tell your server.
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Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
5035 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
Hours of Operation
Monday&ndashSaturday, 3:00 p.m.&ndash9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.&ndash9:00 p.m.
Closing Hours May Vary According to the Season
Need a job? Tourist destinations vying for workers ahead of summer
BOSTON (AP) — The owner of seafood restaurants on Cape Cod has eliminated lunch service and delayed the opening of some locations because his summertime influx of foreign workers hasn’t arrived yet.
More than a thousand miles away, a Jamaican couple is fretting about whether the rest of their extended family can join them for the seasonal migration to the popular beach destination south of Boston that’s been a crucial lifeline for them for decades.
As vaccinated Americans start to get comfortable traveling again, popular summer destinations are anticipating a busy season. But hotel, restaurant and retail store owners warn that staffing shortages exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic could force them to limit occupancy, curtail hours and services or shut down facilities entirely just as they’re starting to bounce back from a grim year.
The problem, they say, is twofold: The annual influx of seasonal foreign workers has stalled in places because of the pandemic. Businesses have also struggled to attract U.S. workers, even as many have redoubled their efforts to hire locally amid high unemployment.
“It’s the ‘Hunger Games’ for these employers, fighting for getting these guest workers into the country while also trying everything they can to recruit domestically,” said Brian Crawford, an executive vice president for the American Hotel and Lodging Association, a Washington, D.C.-based industry group. “It’s really frustrating. They’re trying to regain their footing after this disastrous pandemic but they just can’t catch a break.”
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden let expire a controversial ban on temporary worker visas such as the J-1 program for students and the H-2B program for nonagricultural laborers imposed by former President Donald Trump.
But American embassies and consulates remain closed or severely short-staffed in many countries. The U.S. has also imposed restrictions on travelers from countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa because of the emergence of new virus variants or rising COVID-19 cases.
Advocates for the J-1 program, which brings in about 300,000 foreign students annually, urged the State Department in a letter Thursday to exempt the applicants from the travel bans and provide other relief so they can start their summer jobs. Ilir Zherka, head of the Alliance for International Exchange, which sent the letter along with more than 500 supporting groups and companies, argued the J-1 program doesn’t just benefit local economies, but also helps strengthen national security by promoting understanding and appreciation of U.S. culture.
Server Christopher Lee-Caron, of Provincetown, Mass., center left, prepares to carry plates of food to customers at Tin Pan Alley restaurant in Provincetown. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses in tourist destinations are warning that hiring challenges during the coronavirus pandemic could force them to pare back operating hours or curtail services just as they’re eyeing a bounce-back summer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Supporters of the H-2B program, meanwhile, have renewed their call to overhaul the program, which is capped at 66,000 visas per fiscal year. The Biden administration, citing the summer demand from employers, said Tuesday it will approve an additional 22,000 H-2B visas, but lawmakers from New England and other regions that rely on the visas for tourism, landscaping, forestry, fish processing and other seasonal trades say that’s still inadequate.
“That’s infinitesimal. It isn’t anywhere close to the need,” said Congressman Bill Keating, a Democrat representing Cape Cod.
Cem Küçükgenç (Gem Koo-CHOOK-gench), a 22-year-old engineering student at Middle East Technical University in Turkey, is among thousands of foreign students worldwide awaiting approval for a J-1 visa.
He’s slated to work at a waterfront restaurant in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, this summer, but the U.S. Embassy in Ankara recently announced that it won’t be unable to process temporary work visas in time for the summer season.
Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown as the coronavirus surges there, but Küçükgenç is still holding out hope the embassy might relent if virus cases subside.
“I graduate next year,” he said. “I’m not sure when I’ll have another chance.”
In Jamaica, Freda Powell says she and her husband have secured their H-2B visas and will arrive on Cape Cod, where they’ve worked in retail stores and restaurants for roughly 20 summers now, in early May.
But the 55-year-old worries her siblings and other relatives might not be so lucky. The U.S. Embassy in Kingston has temporarily halted visa processing because of rising COVID-19 cases in her country, she says.
“In Jamaica, you can work, but it’s hand to mouth,” Powell said. “With the money you make in the U.S., you can buy a car, fix the house, send your kids to school and build savings.”
The uncertainty around international hires has forced American businesses to redouble their efforts to hire domestically, or make tough compromises until reinforcements can arrive.
In New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Christmas-themed amusement park Santa’s Village is promising college students free housing and utilities.
In California’s Sonoma Valley, business leaders in the famous winemaking region are exploring the idea of pooling employees, among other workforce initiatives.
Mark Bodenhamer, head of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, said a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch could possibly share employees with one that does the majority of its business during evening hours.
“Those solutions are complicated and costly,” he said. “But at this point, it’s all hands on deck.”
In North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the tourist season is already in full swing, but staff shortages abound, according to Karen Brown, head of the beach region’s chamber of commerce.
Some restaurants have been forced to shut down once a week or halt curbside service, while in some hotels, managers are helping maids turn over rooms, she said.
“Everyone is pitching in where they can just to keep the wheels on the bus,” Brown said.
Mac Hay, who owns seafood restaurants and markets on Cape Cod, is among the business owners who have their doubts that extra efforts to hire American workers will pay off.
On a given year, he estimates about a third of his 350-person summer workforce ultimately has to come from seasonal visa workers from Mexico, Jamaica and elsewhere when the jobs aren’t filled locally.
Hay argues the foreign workers are the “backbone kitchen staff” — the line cooks, food prep workers and dishwashers — who make it possible for him to hire Americans for jobs they’re seeking, such as waiting tables, bartending and management.
“We simply won’t be able to meet demand without an increased workforce,” he said.
Business owners and experts say there are myriad reasons why U.S. citizens aren’t rushing to respond to the job boom, from COVID-19-related worries to child care issues or simply a decision to collect unemployment benefits, which have been increased and extended through the summer season in most places.
But the need for international workers on Cape Cod — where soaring housing costs have been a major barrier to generating a substantial homegrown workforce — boils down to a simple math problem, Hay said.
Provincetown, a popular gay resort community at the very tip of the cape, has just 2,200 year-round residents, yet restaurants like Hay’s employ about 2,000 workers in high season alone.
“We’re on a dead-end street up here, basically,” he said. “There’s no one else coming.”
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2005–2007: It's About Time
In 2005, Joe, Kevin and Nick recorded "Please Be Mine", their first song recorded.  Upon hearing the song, the Columbia Records president Steve Greenberg decided to sign the brothers as a group.  They considered naming their group "Sons of Jonas" before settling on the name Jonas Brothers.  While working on their debut studio album, the band toured throughout 2005 with artists such as Jump5, Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney, the Backstreet Boys, and The Click Five among others.  They spent the latter portion of the year on a tour with Aly & AJ and The Cheetah Girls. Additionally, they opened for The Veronicas in early 2006. For their first album, titled It's About Time, the band collaborated with several writers, including Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Billy Mann (Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson) and Steve Greenberg. The album was initially supposed to be released in February 2006, but was pushed back several times, due to executive changes at Sony (the parent company of Columbia) and the executives' desire to have "another lead single" on the album. For the album, the Jonas Brothers covered two hit songs by UK band Busted – "Year 3000" and "What I Go to School For". The Jonas Brothers' first single, "Mandy", was released on December 27, 2005. Its music video was shown on MTV's Total Request Live on February 22, 2006 and reached number four. Another song, "Time for Me to Fly", was released on the Aquamarine soundtrack, also in February. In March, "Mandy" was featured in the Nickelodeon television film Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up and the Zoey 101: Music Mix soundtrack album, with Nicholas Jonas listed as the artist name. The group's music was also featured on Cartoon Network's Friday night programming block Fridays. 
The band covered "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" from Pirates of the Caribbean for the Disneymania 4 album, released on April 4, 2006.  Over the summer of 2006, the Jonas Brothers went on tour with Aly & AJ. The Jonas Brothers also created the theme song for the second season of American Dragon: Jake Long, airing from June 2006 to September 2007 on the Disney Channel.  It's About Time was finally released on August 8, 2006. [ citation needed ] According to the band's manager, it was only a "limited release" of 50,000 copies, so the album's price can rise as high as $200–$300 USD on auction sites like eBay. Because Sony was not interested in further promoting the band, the Jonas Brothers considered switching labels. On October 3, 2006, Nick's 2004 solo single, "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)", was re-released on Joy to the World: The Ultimate Christmas Collection.  The same month, the Jonas Brothers covered "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid. Along with a music video, the song was released on a two-disc special-edition release of The Little Mermaid soundtrack.  The second single from It's About Time was "Year 3000", the music video of which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2007. The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007.
2007–2008: Jonas Brothers
After being without a label for a short time, the Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records in February 2007.  Around the same time, the brothers began appearing in commercials for Baby Bottle Pops, singing the jingle.  On March 24, two additional songs on two different albums were released: "Kids of the Future", from the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack  (based on Kim Wilde's "Kids in America"), and "I Wanna Be Like You", from Disneymania 5.  The Jonas Brothers made their first appearance at the White House on Monday, April 9, 2007, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, where they sang the National Anthem.  They returned on Wednesday June 27, 2007, during a Celebrating Women in Sports Tee Ball game on the South Lawn. They sang the National Anthem again, and, after the game, the Jonas Brothers entertained at the picnic-reception with a selection of their hits.  Their self-titled second album was released on August 7, 2007.  It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in its first week. Two singles with music videos were also released around this time – "Hold On" two weeks before, and "S.O.S.", four days before the release of the album. In August 2007, the Jonas Brothers made several appearances on television. On August 17, they guest-starred in an episode of the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana titled "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas".
They also performed "We Got the Party" with Miley Cyrus in the episode, which premiered after High School Musical 2 and was viewed by 10.7 million people that night. On August 24, the Jonas Brothers performed two songs at the Miss Teen USA contest.  On August 26, the Jonas Brothers co-presented an award with Miley Cyrus at the Teen Choice Awards. On November 18, 2007, they performed at the American Music Awards, performing the song "S.O.S." On November 22, the brothers appeared in the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. For their final performance of 2007, the three brothers performed their singles "Hold On" and "S.O.S." at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. The Jonas Brothers kicked off their Look Me in the Eyes Tour on January 31, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona. They performed several new songs on the tour that were slated to be on their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer. The Jonas Brothers made their acting debut in Season 2 of the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, where they guest starred and performed "We Got The Party With Us" on the episode "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas". In 2008, they collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, filmed during Cyrus' Best of Both Worlds Tour, where they sang "We Got The Party With Us" with Cyrus as Hannah Montana. While on the Look Me in the Eyes Tour, the Jonas Brothers filmed a Disney Channel reality short series entitled, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, that premiered on Disney Channel.
2008–2009: A Little Bit Longer and acting
The Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in the United States on August 12, 2008. On June 24, 2008, iTunes announced that it would release four songs from A Little Bit Longer, one roughly every two weeks.  The purchase of each of the songs applies to the cost of the entire album, which could be purchased via iTunes' Complete the Album feature after release. Each song released also featured a podcast. Each song occupied the number one spot on iTunes for at least three days. After the Look Me in the Eyes Tour ended on March 22, 2008, the Jonas Brothers announced that they would be opening up for Avril Lavigne's Best Damn Tour along with Boys Like Girls, for the second leg of the tour in Europe, which lasted from late May to late June 2008.  While filming Camp Rock, the Jonas Brothers co-wrote and co-produced six songs for fellow Disney Channel star and close friend Demi Lovato, for Lovato's album Don't Forget.  The album, co-produced by the Jonas Brothers, was released on September 23, 2008.  A soundtrack was released for the film Camp Rock on June 17, 2008, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 188,000 copies sold in its first week.  The Jonas Brothers also did a half-hour variety special on Disney Channel special entitled, Studio DC: Almost Live, that featured The Muppets and other Disney Channel stars. During this time, the Jonas Brothers also appeared on the Olympics-based special miniseries the Disney Channel Games, for the third annual show.
During the summer of 2008, the Jonas Brothers started the Burnin' Up Tour in North America, promoting A Little Bit Longer. The tour began on July 4, 2008, at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario. The band made their film debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, in which they played a band called Connect Three. Joe Jonas plays the lead male role and lead singer Shane Gray, Nick Jonas plays the role of Nate, a guitarist, and Kevin Jonas plays the role of Jason, another guitarist. The film premiered on June 20, 2008, in the United States on Disney Channel, and Canada on Family, receiving mixed reviews. A Disney Digital 3-D production crew filmed the two shows of their Burnin' Up Tour in Anaheim on July 13 and 14, 2008. Both shows and additional footage recorded while on tour were used for the theatrical release of their 3D concert biopic Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience on February 22, 2009.  A Disney Digital 3-D production crew filmed the two shows of theirs Burnin' Up Tour in Anaheim on July 13 and 14, 2008, including a performance by Lovato with the Jonas Brothers on "This Is Me" and Taylor Swift with the brothers on "Should've Said No". Both shows and additional footage recorded while on tour were used for the theatrical release of their 3D concert biopic, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, on February 22, 2009. 
On July 14, they announced on stage that the band had already written five songs for their fourth studio album. The band was featured in the July 2008 issue of Rolling Stone magazine and became the youngest band to be on the cover of the magazine. The Jonas Brothers visited downtown Cleveland, Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before their sold-out concert on the evening of August 22, 2008, at Blossom Music Center. They presented the suits and pants they wore on the cover artwork of A Little Bit Longer to Jim Henke, vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The suits are part of the Right Here, Right Now! exhibit.  In December 2008, the Jonas Brothers were nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards. The Jonas Brothers appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live's 34th season on February 14, 2009, making their SNL debut.  The band also announced on March 11, 2009, that they will be embarking on a world tour in mid-2009. They were joined by the popular Korean girl band Wonder Girls, who debuted in America, as their opening act.  In April 2009, the Jonas Brothers finished filming the first season of their Disney Channel Original Series, Jonas and was premiered on May 2, 2009. The Jonas Brothers also voiced three stone cherubs in the film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which was released on May 22, 2009.
2009–2010: Jonas and Lines, Vines and Trying Times
The brothers finished recording their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, and began to talk about the album in the beginning of 2009. They said on several occasions that they had been working on writing and recording songs since their Burnin' Up tour in mid-2008. On March 11, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, would be released on June 15, 2009.  They said about the title in the interview with Rolling Stone that, "Lines are something that someone feeds you, vines are the things that get in the way, and trying times, well, that's obvious." They also told Billboard, "We're trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow." Kevin added that, "The overall message is it's the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense, but we're adding more and more music, including different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have." Nick also said the songs on the album are "our journal in songs, about all things we've gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from. We've also been working on trying to use metaphors.. to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us.". Before the release of Lines, Vines and Trying Times, they released two singles, "Paranoid" (a month before) and "Fly with Me" (seven days before). Lines, Vines and Trying Times debuted at number one, thus becoming their second No. 1 album. 
On July 7, 2009, the Jonas Brothers announced that they had signed Honor Society to the record label they started with Hollywood Records. A month later, "Send It On" was released on Radio Disney. The radio single was performed with Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato for Disney's Friends for Change. On August 9, 2009, the Jonas Brothers hosted and performed on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.  Hollywood Records announced via YouTube Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers' Walmart CD+DVD Soundcheck. Joe was a guest judge on American Idol during the Dallas auditions, which aired January 27, 2010.   After the success of Camp Rock, a sequel was in immediate development.  Production on the film began on September 3, 2009 and wrapped on October 16, 2009.  The film, entitled Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, was aired on Disney Channel on September 3, 2010. The movie was filmed in Ontario, Canada.  In late 2010, the Brothers took part in a concert at the White House honoring Paul McCartney's reception of a Gershwin Prize for Popular Music by U.S. President Barack Obama. As a personal request from McCartney, they covered "Drive My Car" from the Beatles' Rubber Soul.
2011–2013: Hiatus, LiVe and split
In 2011, the brothers took a hiatus to focus on their solo careers – Joe released his debut album Fastlife, Nick embarked on 2011 Tour with his band Nick Jonas & the Administration and Kevin studied music production.  In addition, they parted ways with Hollywood Records, who had been their label since February 2007. In December 2011, a new song leaked on the internet, "Dance Until Tomorrow", but they never released it.   Despite rumors that they had split, Kevin said the band would release new material in the future: "I think the tides are perfectly lining up for the future of the Jonas Brothers again".   In August 2012, Kevin starred the E! reality series Married to Jonas alongside his wife Danielle and brothers Nick and Joe, documenting the young couple's domestic. 
On August 17, 2012, after two years of their last work together, they announced a new concert tour, the World Tour 2012/2013.    On October 3, 2012, a preview of the song "Meet You in Paris" was released on Cambio.   The new tour started on October 11, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where they performed several songs from their previous albums along with a new song entitled "Let's Go".  During the reunion concert, they also performed other new songs: "Wedding Bells", "First Time" and "Neon".     They performed at Jingle Ball at L.A. Live on December 1, 2012, and announced several tour dates to take place in South America. They performed at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival on February 28, 2013, in Chile.  Their fifth studio album, which would have been their first not to be released through Hollywood Records since 2006 and their first record since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times, was scheduled to be released in 2013.  The album would be titled V (pronounced: Five), the Roman numeral for five. The lead single, "Pom Poms" was released on April 2, 2013.  The music video for the song was filmed in February 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana and premiered on E! on April 2, 2013.  "First Time", the second single from their fifth album, was released on June 25, 2013.  In June they embarked at Live Tour to promote the new songs.
On October 9, 2013, the group cancelled 23 tour dates between October and December, citing a "deep rift within the band" over "creative differences".  On October 29, 2013, the Jonas Brothers officially confirmed their split.  During an interview, Nick Jonas stated that the album wouldn't be released but decided to release songs in a live album: "We want to do something special for our fans because they've been so supportive of us for so many years. What we've decided to do is package an album with 10 live tracks from the summer tour and four of the songs that would have been on 'V', and if you count 'Pom Poms' and 'First Time', it's actually 6 songs that would have been on 'V'. We’ll be sending that out soon for the fans."  The album was released with the title Live, noting the letter "V" in caps as a reference to their would-be fifth studio album of the same name.
2019–present: Return and Happiness Begins
On February 28, 2019, the Jonas Brothers announced their comeback via social media.  On March 1, they released a new single, "Sucker" under Republic Records.   They appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden each night from March 4 to 7 to promote the track.  The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the US Hot Digital Songs chart, with 88,000 copies sold in its first week, becoming the Jonas Brothers' first number-one song and the first number one by a boy band on the chart since 2003's "Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K.  It became the band's first entry on the chart since 2013's "Pom Poms" and their first top 10 since 2008's "Tonight". The Jonas Brothers also became the second group in a lead role in history to have a song debut at number one after Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and the first group in this century to achieve this.  In its April 13, 2019 issue, "Sucker" became the Jonas' first top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, surging 20–6 in its third week of charting.  On April 5, the group released the single "Cool".   On April 22, the band announced their upcoming album Happiness Begins, which was released on June 7, 2019  and preceded by a documentary titled Chasing Happiness, which premiered on June 4 on Amazon Prime Video.  The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, marked the biggest debut of 2019  and maintained the record until Taylor Swift's seventh studio album, Lover, was released on August 23 of the same year.  The group embarked on their tenth headlining tour, the "Happiness Begins Tour," performing 92 shows around the globe. 
On June 8, the band performed at Capital's Summertime Ball 2019 in the United Kingdom the setlist included performing "Year 3000" with the original band behind the song, Busted.  On June 18, the band released the promotional single "Greenlight" from their episode of Songland.  On June 21, they were featured on Latino singers Sebastián Yatra, Daddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha's single called "Runaway".  On July 2, the band released "Only Human", the third single off Happiness Begins, followed by the music video on August 13.  On September 27, Diplo released a single titled "Lonely", which featured the Jonas Brothers.  On November 8, the group released a Christmas song titled "Like It's Christmas".  The subsequent year, the band made a cameo appearance on the series Dash & Lily and performed the single. 
On January 17, 2020, the band released the single "What a Man Gotta Do".  On January 24, they announced a residency show in Las Vegas named Jonas Brothers in Vegas at the Park Theater at Park MGM beginning on April 1, with eight other dates during the month keeping them in place until the 18th.  The residency was ultimately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The band performed at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, revealing a new song titled "Five More Minutes".  On May 15, they released a two-track bundle titled XV, which contains the singles "X" and "Five More Minutes", the former of which features Colombian singer Karol G.  On May 16, they made an appearance on Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 to perform their new song. On October 30, they released another Christmas song titled "I Need You Christmas".  On March 15, 2021, a deluxe version of Nick Jonas' fourth studio album, Spaceman, was released. The record included the song "Selfish", which featured the Jonas Brothers. 
On May 19, 2021, the Jonas Brothers announced that they would be embarking on their eleventh headlining tour, the Remember This Tour, consisting of 44 shows at outdoor venues around the United States, with the tour beginning on August 20, 2021, in Las Vegas. Kelsea Ballerini was announced as a special guest for a majority of shows. The song "Remember This" will premiere on June 18 and be used in NBC's coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics. 
— Jonas about the success process.
The Jonas Brothers earned an estimated $12 million in 2007, and have donated 10% of their earnings to their charity, Change for the Children Foundation.   Change for the Children Foundation, started by the Jonas Brothers, has contributors donate to charities such as Nothing But Nets, American Diabetes Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts. Since August 6, 2008, Bayer Diabetes Care has partnered with Nick Jonas as a diabetes ambassador to promote the idea that young people should manage their diabetes, as Nick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 13.  Jonas testified in the U.S. Senate to promote more research funding for the disease. 
The Jonas Brothers have been strong supporters of Do Something. In 2007, the brothers filmed a public service announcement raising awareness about teenage homelessness and encouraging teens to begin "jeans drives" in their communities to donate to the homeless. In 2010, Nick further volunteered his efforts for Do Something by offering his time as a prize to teens who donated jeans to Do Something and Aeropostale's "Teens for Jeans" campaign.  Further, Nick filmed another public service announcement, this one in support of Do Something's "Battle of the Bands" campaign for the advancement of music education in schools.
The Jonas Brothers have made several appearances at We Day, an event that encourages young people to do local and global acts of charity.   In a post on Twitter, the band also announced that a portion of every ticket purchased for their Toronto show would be donated to WE to help provide secondary school scholarships to young girls in Kenya. 
The Jonas Brothers' musical style has generally been described as rock,   pop rock,     pop punk,  and power pop. 
Minneapolis restaurant Lake & Irving takes over former Perkins in Savage for curbside pop-up
Lake & Irving, the Minneapolis restaurant named after its address, is bringing a bit of its city corner to the southern suburbs.
It has taken over a former Perkins in Savage and turned it into a curbside pickup pop-up restaurant.
The pop-up officially launched on Thursday (14435 State Hwy. 13, Savage, 952-447-1322, lakeandirving.com/savage). The menu closely resembles that of the Minneapolis location, minus the beer and wine. Both sites offer a rotating dinner for two — this week it’s a half teriyaki chicken, rice and salad for $40. The new spot will also have “some of our tried and true favorites from 6+ years of success in Uptown,” the Lake & Irving website says.
The decision to expand was “to offer Savage and the surrounding communities another takeout option this summer.”
While the pop-up might be temporary, the residency in the old Perkins could be long-term. This fall, look for a “brand-new concept in this space,” the site says.
Brothers Chris Ikeda and Andrew Ikeda opened Lake & Irving in 2014. The Star Tribune’s Rick Nelson called it “one of those under-the-radar spots that manage to quietly boost the everyday dining-out experience while simultaneously maintaining affordability and approachability quotients.”
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Sharyn Jackson is a features reporter covering the Twin Cities' vibrant food and drink scene.
North Carolina GOP advances bill to ban Down syndrome abortions
North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus’ race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
A physician would be subject to monetary damages if he or she performed an abortion despite being aware that the pregnant woman’s decision to get the procedure was influenced by either of those two concerns.
A handful of states have passed similar laws regarding Down syndrome diagnoses and have been caught up in legal battles after their passage. Last month, a federal appeals court narrowly ruled to reverse two earlier decisions blocking enforcement of a 2017 Ohio law. A federal appeals court ruled in November that Tennessee could begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
North Carolina’s House Health Committee approved the Republican-backed measure and sent it to the judiciary committee, where it is scheduled to be considered on Wednesday. If approved, it would then move to one more committee before making its way to a floor vote. A spokesperson for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the proposal.
“We do not want to be the kind of society that not only discriminates but disposes of children because of the way they are created,” said state Rep. Dean Arp, a Union County Republican who is a primary sponsor of House Bill 453. “North Carolina citizens do not want to be that kind of society either.”
Bill sponsors say procedures performed based on race or Down syndrome amount to “discriminatory eugenic abortion.” The Legislature in 2013 passed a law prohibiting sex-selective abortions — those based on whether the fetus is male or female.
Women seeking medical abortions in Ohio experienced a higher rate of complications after the state implemented a law that put new restrictions on doctors who performed the procedure, according to a study published Tuesday.
State Rep. Verla Insko, an Orange County Democrat, believes the proposal threatens a woman’s right to an abortion and would create another unfair hurdle for them.
“I find this bill discriminatory against pregnant women,” Insko said. “I cannot imagine anything that is more threatening than to have someone take control of my body. I would much prefer that we push birth control.”
The measure advanced on Tuesday in about 45 minutes, with limited discussion or debate. Some members of the public seeking to voice their opposition were not given the opportunity to speak, though speakers from both sides of the debate were given equal time.
Julie Scott Emmons, a representative from the conservative N.C. Values Coalition, amplified the voices of parents who were happy with their decision to give birth to a child with Down syndrome and embraced the proposal.
Over 500 bills to limit abortion have been introduced in state legislatures this year as antiabortion lawmakers see opportunity in the Supreme Court.
“This bill is not a sham,” Emmons said. “It actually places a hedge of protection around an entire class of human beings who should not have to pass a genetic test to earn the right to be born.”
Down syndrome is a genetic abnormality that causes developmental delays and medical conditions such as heart defects and respiratory and hearing problems.
According to the National Down Syndrome Society, about one in every 700 babies in the United States — or about 6,000 a year — is born with the condition, which results from a chromosomal irregularity.
The North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society opposes the proposal, arguing that it should be left up to individuals, not the state government, to decide what to do with information from prenatal fetal diagnoses.
Dr. Jonas Swartz, an OB-GYN and faculty member at Duke University, told lawmakers he worried the bill could reduce patient trust in the medical community and make it harder for doctors to communicate with those seeking their expertise.
“I want to provide safe, non-judgmental and high-quality care,” Swartz said. “This bill would make it harder to have open and honest conversations with my patients.”
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A Look Inside Kevin Jonas' Gorgeous New Dream Home
He used to construct songs, now he’s constructing houses.
With the break-up of the Jonas Brothers in 2013, eldest brother Kevin Jonas shifted his creative energy from music to real estate development, forming a construction company called JonasWerner Homes. Jonas has worked on quite a few properties over the last few years, and now, the 28-year-old father is currently building a new dream home for his growing family.
Jonas, his pregnant wife Danielle and their 2-year-old daughter Alena will be moving into this spacious New Jersey house once construction is complete. “It was supposed to be done a couple of months ago,” he says. “But, life happens.”
Though it’s still a work in progress, Jonas recently took “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” on a tour of the space. Some of the highlights: a secret door leading to the basement, a master bedroom with incredibly high ceilings and a dreamy walk-in closet, and a “miniature town” built as Alena’s playspace.
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ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR: Couple has built restaurant empire in Washington
Published 7:44 pm Friday, February 8, 2019
When Roger Meyland came to Washington in the mid-1990s, he already had a successful track record of running restaurants and bars. Add to that the talents of hometown girl Joan Cannon Meyland, and the result was a recipe for success. The couple were recently named the 2019 Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurs of the Year.
The first business the Meylands built in Washington was a restaurant called the Rumor Mill, along with the Mill Café, where Grub Brothers is today. Roger Meyland bought the building in 1995 and had begun the process of adding apartments on the second and third stories of the building, one of the first in Washington to do so.
“We renovated it, put apartments upstairs and a restaurant downstairs,” Roger said. “There wasn’t any three-story building with anything above the ground floor before we did that.”
After selling that business in 2005 and leasing the building, the two moved to Wilmington for five years. When they came home to Washington in 2010, downtown had been crippled by the great recession.
“When we came back, there weren’t many shops open downtown because of the recession,” Joan Meyland recalls. “So when we came back, the people renting from us were trying to sell their business. When we walked in, I just got the bug again.”
Just like that, they were back in the Washington restaurant game. But as anyone who has worked in food service can attest to, that move required a lot of hard work. Working alongside their staff, the Meylands built Grub Brothers into the downtown hotspot for dining and drinks that it is today. With some success from that, the two heard that the owners of The Bank Bistro were considering selling or closing the restaurant.
“At the time, this was the most upscale place downtown, and we didn’t want to lose that from downtown,” Roger Meyland said.
In May 2016, they bought the second restaurant and kept it going. While consistency was the name of the game for a while, the two have recently brought on a new chef and are preparing for a major menu update in the next few weeks. Likewise, Grub Brothers recently began serving breakfast, adding some new flavor to the restaurant.
Overall, the Meylands say they are happy with their decision to build their business in Washington. At the heart of it all, Joan Meyland says a sense of cooperation between business owners is helping bring new life to the town. On her Facebook page, “Washington NC-What’s Happening,” she posts information about local events, news and other downtown businesses.
“This is the best Washington has been since I’ve been here,” Roger Meyland said. “There’s more things under development, more new things opening, more people trying to get new things started.”
A homebound year has meant rethinking our rooms, belongings
In normal times, new trends in home design and home decorating bubble up simply because it’s time for something different. A few years of bold color and homeowners start painting things gray. After enough minimalism, a hunger for plaids and florals comes roaring back.
But this time last year, a cultural experiment began that changed our relationships with houses and condos and apartments around the world.
Suddenly, constantly, we were inside them.
So much of public life – work, school, exercise, shopping, dining and (virtually) socializing – began happening entirely within the walls of home, at least for those able to do so.
Architects and interior designers say that after 12 months of varying degrees of lockdown, people are discovering what does and doesn’t work in their homes, and becoming more confident about acting on it. They’re realizing how familiar spaces can serve them better.
“Out of frustration comes brilliant ideas,” says Lisa Cini, founder and president of Mosaic Design Studio.
Amhad Freeman, founder of the Nashville, Tennessee-based Amhad Freeman Interiors, says clients now have time to really think about what they need from a room.
He recently helped convert an upstairs room into a multipurpose space where kids are “not afraid to jump around on the furniture.” The room has desks for schoolwork, but “it’s more of a lounge now, so that they can do a lot of different things instead of just focusing on the computer,” he says.
Another client hired Freeman to redesign an unused home office into an elegant, in-house cocktail bar.
Hafsa Burt, founder of hb+a Architects in California, has helped convert garages into gyms, and storage space into home offices or playrooms.
Cini recently helped a family in Florida transform their garage into a gaming room by adding LCD screens, track lighting, rugs and a row of gaming chairs spaced safely apart. With the garage door open and a screen door added, there’s enough air circulation and space to safely invite friends over, she says.
SEEKING SEPARATE SPACE
Homes with open plans and sprawling “great rooms” became popular in recent decades as welcome communal gathering spaces. But that preference for open layouts may be waning.
Now that whole families are working and schooling at home together (and might, to some degree, for years to come), “you have to have the kind of boundaries where you can step away,” Cini says.
A home divided into separate spaces “helps a family to be able to decentralize and not be on top of each other,” she says. This becomes even more important when elderly relatives join a household.
As an expert in multigenerational living, Cini has been “getting calls nonstop” from people wanting to safely welcome an elderly parent into their home.
One way that people are making this happen, Burt says: Rather than building an addition onto their home, they’re getting a permit to build a backyard ADU (additional dwelling unit). These tiny houses give extended family members their own space and yet everyone has easy access to one another.
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In commercial spaces, air quality has been a top priority since the pandemic began. It’s also becoming important to people at home, Burt says, as is water quality: At this year’s virtual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, panelists spoke about the growing interest in built-in water purification systems for kitchens.
People are also cooking more than ever before, Freeman says, and many of his clients are using money they’re not spending on travel and restaurant meals to invest in serious kitchen renovations.
“Budgets of kitchens for me have almost doubled,” he says, with clients swapping out 30-inch cooking ranges for 60-inch models and adding luxuries like built-in coffee stations.
Those working and schooling at home on Wi-Fi-dependent devices are noticing that they’re consuming more energy, so energy efficiency is becoming a priority.
“People are driven by what they see on their energy bills,” Burt says.
Adding insulation and swapping out inefficient appliances saves money, but it also has the added benefit of helping the environment, she says: “People are thinking about their habits and wondering how it’s contributing to the greater good for the planet.”
Beyond that, with plenty of time to sort through attics and closets, we’re clearing out things we don’t need, Cini says, and thinking more carefully about what we want to own.
We’re consciously filling our homes with things that make us happy, Freeman says. Rather than hurrying to decorate a room, his clients “want to actually take time to buy things that are beautiful, that are well made.”
They’re going to be spending a lot of time looking at their surroundings, he says, so “they want to be able to appreciate that furniture.”