Reproductive justice takes on the Trump-Pence agenda

first_imgOrganizing for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 has been deep and massive. As of this writing, over 150 “partners” are listed on womensmarch.com. Local marches are planned in multiple cities in 48 states and 26 countries. There is at least one march on every continent, with many in Europe and some in Central and South America.After the defeat of a woman running for U.S. president by a man who boasted of his coarse sexism and blatant misogyny, many women felt compelled to assert their rights. While the J21 march theme is very general — affirming women’s human rights — the diversity of issues represented by march partners reflects the broad scope of religious, educational, health, social justice, legal and economic action groups in this country.Reproductive justice under severe attackSignificant J21 partners are the Center for Reproductive Rights, Naral Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood. All are particularly concerned with attacks on reproductive justice that began as soon as the 115th Congress convened. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Jan. 5 that the goal of defunding Planned Parenthood was part of the impending budget bill, which would attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. No replacement program for the ACA, also known as Obamacare, has been proposed.Planned Parenthood has been targeted by the right wing because it is a national provider of abortions, though there has been no federal funding for abortions since the Hyde Amendment passed in 1976. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood provides 2.5 million women and men with a variety of reproductive health care services annually, including birth control and cancer screenings as well as tests for sexually transmitted diseases.Those who oppose legal, safe, accessible abortion make defunding Planned Parenthood sound deceptively easy. They would just cut funding for Medicaid reimbursements. According to Planned Parenthood, about 75 percent of the $553 million it received in federal reimbursements in 2014 was through Medicaid; two-thirds of its patients rely on Medicaid for health care. (Time, Jan. 7)In fact, what defunding the organization means in human costs is that the poorest of poor women and men would have to pay out of pocket, look elsewhere for services or go without. Mostly affected would be poor women, women of color, youth, immigrants, women with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and rural residents — those who rely on Planned Parenthood for essential health care.There are no alternatives to Planned Parenthood. Existing city health centers are unequipped to give such reproductive health care. Last year, when anti-abortion zealots gave Congress a list of alternative providers of reproductive health care, a quick survey exposed the list as a sham. Podiatrists, optometrists and the Salvation Army are not adequate providers.Responding to the defunding threat in Time magazine, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, was quoted as saying, “You can’t completely end a public health care system in America and not think about what the impact will be on the folks who have least access to care.” Judith Solomon, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, added that defunding Medicaid support for Planned Parenthood would dismantle “decades of work to ensure that low-income women have ready access to family planning.”Repercussions of repealing the ACAOne reason the right wing can’t wait to get rid of the ACA is that its coverage subsidizes all costs of contraceptives. This created havoc after some companies raised “religious objections” to covering birth control. In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor. But a work-around resulted, and the ACA still does not require payment for contraceptives — a real bonus for millions of women.Without such coverage, many unplanned pregnancies would occur, leading to increased abortions, which have been declining. The decrease is not due to government restrictions on abortions, but to long-term contraceptives. A Guttmacher Institute study noted in March 2016: “The overall rate of unintended pregnancies dropped 18 percent between 2008 and 2011 — its lowest in 30 years.” The study concluded: “These findings have major implications for the U.S. abortion debate as … they validate that supporting and expanding women’s access to contraceptive services leads to a lower incidence of abortion.”Another reason the ACA has been targeted is because it provides reproductive health care to all women. But its repeal would immediately cut health care access for 20 million people who gained coverage under it. “Repeal could lead to increases in the number of newly uninsured [U.S.] Americans, the number of people facing difficulties from pre-existing conditions, the size of the federal deficit, and how much money people will have to pay for their health care.” (Politifact, Jan. 5)Repeal would also remove millions of low-income women from Medicaid, because that program was expanded under the law. ACA is also linked to the Medicare program, and its repeal would drastically increase costs for 57 million seniors and the disabled. According to a Kaiser Foundation brief: “The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that full repeal of the ACA would increase Medicare spending by $802 billion from 2016 to 2025 … by restoring higher payments to health care providers and Medicare Advantage plans. The increase in Medicare spending would likely lead to higher Medicare premiums, deductibles, and cost sharing for beneficiaries.” (kff.org, Dec. 13, 2016)Another attack on reproductive justice in the Trump-Pence agenda is to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. But All* Above All, a coalition to overturn the Hyde Amendment led by young people and people of color, launched a new campaign against that on Jan. 3. The “We will be Bold, We won’t be Punished” campaign answers the Trump-Pence plan to shame, bully and punish poor women who have abortions.The campaign was launched to reinforce an open letter to Trump by 100 members of Congress on Dec. 19, calling for the elimination of the Hyde Amendment. The letter promotes the EACH Woman Act, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) in 2015, which seeks to lift the ban. “By disrespecting poor women, [anti-abortion] politicians are disrespecting all women — and we will not stand for that,” stated Kierra Johnson, executive director of Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, in a Jan. 3 A*AA release.‘Rallying cry for resistance’Calling the campaign a “rallying cry for resistance,” Destiny Lopez, A*AA co-director, noted in a Jan. 9 release, “There are many reasons to oppose Hyde: because you support abortion rights, because you think poor women shouldn’t be discriminated against, or simply because you don’t think politicians should interfere with our personal decisions by taking away coverage.”Will women-hating, racist, patronizing patriarch Trump and rabidly right-wing evangelical Pence get the message on Jan. 21? Probably not.What’s most important is that the march is calling into the streets thousands of women of all nationalities, ages, range of physical abilities, gender expressions and identities. Many will be marching for the first time. Millions of women in the U.S. and worldwide will be inspired by this solidarity and determination. Millions will be energized to continue fighting for women’s social and economic rights — for full women’s liberation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU’s football season has come to an end due to COVID-19

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ ReddIt printTCU football will be ending its season the same way it began, with a canceled game. The Mercari Texas Bowl, set for December 31, has been canceled because TCU doesn’t have enough players to reach the Big 12 player threshold. According to a statement made by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati, “Over the last 24 hours, between a combination of COVID-19 related issues, injuries and other circumstances, we have fallen below the established Big 12 Conference threshold for student-athlete availability that we have abided by all season.” The Big 12 set the threshold at 53 players at the beginning of the 2020 season, according to its website. This is the second game TCU has had to cancel this season due to COVID-19 complications, with the first being the season opener against SMU. The Horned Frogs were supposed to face the Arkansas Razorbacks in the bowl game. The Razorbacks’ football coach, Sam Pittman, released a statement writing, “We were excited and wanted to go play TCU in the Texas Bowl, but we certainly understand the issues in the TCU program.” He also noted the Razorback team had no positive tests. The Texas Bowl is not the only bowl game called off because of COVID-19. The Frisco Bowl, between SMU and UTSA, and the Music City Bowl, between Missouri and Iowa, have also been canceled. Donati also wrote that “While we have experienced these issues all season, the past 24 hours have been too much to overcome on such short notice for Thursday’s game.”The global pandemic has caused many events and activities to be canceled this year. There are now 19.2 million COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the CDC. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he believes the worst is still yet to come in regards to COVID-19.Fauci predicted that in the next few weeks the pandemic may continue to get worse from the holiday season and winter months. ReddIt TCU News Now 3/3/2021 Linkedin COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend + posts Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/center_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Marissa Stacy Facebook Quarterback Max Duggan (15) looks to throw the ball against Louisiana Tech on December 12, 2020. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleHoroscope: December 27, 2020Next articleAll riff, no ram: Frogs get sharp wake-up call from No. 6 Jayhawks Marissa Stacy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/last_img read more

Press freedom takes a new pasting after elections

first_img Organisation “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders has voiced alarm as working conditions plunged to a new low with security forces arresting and beating journalists during elections and then at opposition demonstrations. Some foreign television journalists also complained that they were prevented from relaying their footage to viewers abroad. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Belarus to go further Receive email alerts Newscenter_img The worldwide press freedom organisation recalled that President Alexander Lukashenko is on its international list of press freedom “predators”.Trouble broke out in central Minsk on the evening of 19 October 2004 as hundreds of opposition demonstrators rallied to condemn the results of legislative elections and the constitution referendum, that allows the president to run for a third consecutive term in office.A cameraman with Russian NTV television Konstantin Morozov, was beaten up by anti-riot police inside a building where security forces had taken opposition leader Anatoly Lebedko. The journalist was thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly. His camera was destroyed and witnesses described seeing him with his face covered in blood. Vladimir Koscin, a cameraman with Russian REN TV, was also brutally beaten.Among around 50 people detained during the night was AP photographer Sergeï Grits. He was immediately released after saying he was a journalist. “They told me that reporters were obstructing the work of the police and that I should have kept further back. I replied that if I had done that I would have been unable to take any photos,” he said.Polish journalist Hanna Harasimowicz of Informator Kulturalny magazine was arrested on 16 October in Bykhau in the east of the country while visiting a polling station. She said elections officials became extremely agitated when she asked them how many people had voted during the week. She was questioned for one hour about why she had such an interest in electoral procedure.Several foreign TV correspondents said it had been impossible to broadcast their footage on 19 and 20 October.A crew from Russian Perviy Kanal television said on 20 October that they had been unable to get out footage of a second day of opposition demonstrations. Belarus radio and television that normally relays footage claimed there had been a technical hitch. Russo-Belarus group Mir, which relays footage by satellite, also turned them down after the 19 October demonstrations that were brutally put down. October 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom takes a new pasting after elections News Reporter with the Perviy Kanal crew Dmitry Novozhilov, said, “It is impossible to send any footage from Minsk even without the elections and referendum. They always give the same excuse: technical problems.Reporter for REN TV Elena Slav said that from 19 October Mir staff gave technical problems as their excuse for not relaying footage to Moscow. “At 9.30pm we were due to send footage of Anatoly Lebedko being beaten up, but we were told not to come to the studio because our film could be seized,” she said, adding that other TV crews had encountered the same problem. June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS

first_imgMusic Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Artists and programs for upcoming POPS Season announced including a second installment of Feinstein’s Sinatra Project, Cady Huffman, Lynn Roberts, Michael Cavanaugh’s Music of Billy Joel and more at the Los Angeles Arboretum From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 1:54 pm Michael Feinstein. Photo credit Zach DobsonPasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS.“Under Michael Feinstein’s direction, the Pasadena POPS is now the preeminent symphonic voice of the Great American Songbook,” commented Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger. “The orchestra is performing to audiences who treasure this unique concert experience that can’t be found anywhere else – the music is universally popular to every generation. We are all so thrilled and proud to have such a wonderful artistic partner in Michael Feinstein.”Feinstein sees his role as playing an integral part in ensuring this brand of music remains relevant for generations to come. “Since my conducting debut with the POPS in 2013, my love for preserving music significant to me has grown in depth and intensity now that I can bring these collections to life as a conductor with my colleagues, the talented musicians of the Pasadena POPS, our committed board and strong administrative leadership. As I look to the future of the Pasadena POPS, I am so deeply proud and honored to build something truly important here and to see the enthusiastic response from this community. The joy our music brings to audiences of all ages makes me so excited for the future of symphony orchestras and the Great American Songbook.”Donald Foster, Principal Clarinetist stated, “We are so lucky to have Michael continue to be at the helm of the POPS family. His wide-ranging appeal and reputation allow him to invite many of the greatest living talents to share the stage with us. Michael makes it his mission to scavenge to find “the real stuff”- the arrangements and charts that made the Great American songbook what it is and was. I can speak for many of us in the orchestra when I say that we are humbled to be playing these classic arrangements and charts that many of our mentors and teachers originally recorded and premiered. It is Michael’s passion for keeping this music alive that will surely be his legacy, and we are indeed proud to be a part of keeping that passion a reality.”The 2016 Sierra Auto Summer Concert Series is jam-packed with vibrant talent spanning the ages, from the red-hot season opener on June 18 with First Ladies of Song, paying tribute to the music of Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee among others, to a night of sing-along favorites with the Music of Billy Joel on July 9. Michael returns to sing the best of Ol’ Blue Eyes for the Sinatra Project Vol. 2 on July 30, and gives you a backstage pass into the world of one of the greats with Cole Porter Night on August 20. In typical Feinstein fashion, he’s planned a spectacular season closer on September 10 with a salute to the movie magic of Warner Bros. Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with these five concerts sure to make your summer sizzle.June 18, 2016First Ladies of Song: Music From Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney & Peggy LeeGet sentimental and reminisce under the stars as Feinstein delivers jewels from these iconic women’s songbooks with “Big Spender,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and so much more.July 9, 2016Music of Billy JoelHand-picked by Billy Joel himself for the lead role in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, singer and pianist Michael Cavanaugh’s distinctive flair has earned him both GRAMMY® and Tony Award nominations. Experience “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” “We didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind” and other hit songs, by the artist Billboard called “the new voice of the American Rock and Roll songbook,” for a night of sing-along favorites with your Pasadena POPS!July 30, 2016Sinatra Project Volume 2On the heels of last summer’s sold out hit concert, Michael Feinstein brings the latest installment of his Grammy-nominated Sinatra Project back to the Arboretum by popular demand. Hear many more of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ biggest hits and maybe a few you’ve never heard before, as only the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook can deliver.“Practically no one nowadays sings ballads like these with the conviction that Mr. Feinstein, the premier pop archivist of our time, brings to them” – New York TimesAugust 20, 2016Cole Porter NightSmart and sophisticated but with a naughty boy’s streak for mischief, Cole Porter is in that rare echelon of songwriters who wrote both words and music. Experience a backstage pass, up close and personal as Michael Feinstein brings you into Cole Porter’s world through beloved songs including “Begin the Beguine,” “It’s De Lovely,” “Just One of Those Things,” “So In Love,” “I Love Paris” and more. Humming along is most definitely encouraged!September 10, 2016A Salute to Warner Bros.Feinstein closes the summer with the POPS’ annual movie night, paying tribute to the music inspired by the movie magic of Warner Bros. Hear your favorites from silver screen blockbusters “The Music Man” and “Gypsy”, as well as much-loved standards “Hooray for Hollywood”, “As Time Goes By” and many more. In typical Feinstein fashion, this spectacular season finale will be filled with unexpected surprises in an evening you won’t want to miss.All concerts are held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Grounds open for picnicking and dining at 5:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with spacious circular table seating with fine linens, or lawn seating for those who want to bring a blanket – each option carries on the tradition of picnic-dining with your family and friends with Michael Feinstein and Pasadena’s premier POPS orchestra! Among many venue amenities, concert goers can enjoy pre-ordered gourmet dining packages for on-site pickup just steps from their table from Julienne, Marston’s and Claud & Co. The food court hosts mouth-watering food trucks plus specialty ice creams by Choctál, and the venue now offers the convenience of two full beverage centers serving fine wines, beer, coffee and soft drinks.Audiences get the ultimate outdoor concert experience with large LED video screens to see the artists and orchestra up close, superior sound and the high-quality production value that is a signature of the Pasadena POPS. Patrons may also visit the Pasadena Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Unit, which will be on-site prior to each concert with deserving animals in need of a forever home as part of the Pups for POPS program. For those who want to make a night of it, exclusive hotel packages are available for POPS patrons at Pasadena’s landmark Hotel Constance.The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Subscribers may pre-purchase parking on-site at the Arboretum, and all concertgoers enjoy free parking at the adjacent Westfield Santa Anita shopping center with complimentary non-stop shuttle service to the Arboretum’s main entrance.Single tickets start at $25. Season subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale, and are available by calling the box office at (626)-793-7172, online at PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or at the Arboretum on the day of the concerts.2016 Sierra Auto Summer Concert Series CalendarJune 18, 2016First Ladies of SongMichael Feinstein, Principal Pops ConductorTom & Erika Girardi ChairCady Huffman, soloistLynn Roberts, soloistMadelyn Baillio, soloistJuly 9, 2016Music of Billy JoelMichael Cavanaugh, soloistLarry Blank, conductorJuly 30, 2016Sinatra Project Volume 2Michael Feinstein, soloistLarry Blank, conductorAugust 20, 2016Cole Porter NightMichael Feinstein, Principal Pops ConductorTom & Erika Girardi ChairCatherine Russell, soloistNick Ziobro, soloistSeptember 10, 2016A Salute to Warner Bros.Michael Feinstein, Principal Pops ConductorTom & Erika Girardi ChairAllyson Briggs, soloistTodd Murray, soloistAbout the Pasadena Symphony AssociationRecent Acclaim for the Pasadena Symphony and POPS“The Pasadena Symphony signals a new direction…teeming with vitality…dripping with opulent, sexy emotion.” Los Angeles Times.“…full of pulsating energy from first note to last… the strings were lushly resonant, the wind principals were at the top of their games, and the brass rang out with gleaming vigor.” – Pasadena Star News.Formed in 1928, the Pasadena Symphony and POPS is an ensemble of Hollywood’s most talented, sought after musicians. With extensive credits in the film, television, recording and orchestral industry, the artists of Pasadena Symphony and POPS are the most heard in the world.The Pasadena Symphony and POPS performs in two of the most extraordinary venues in the United States: Ambassador Auditorium, known as the Carnegie Hall of the West, and the luxuriant Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Internationally recognized, Grammy-nominated conductor, David Lockington, serves as the Pasadena Symphony Association’s Music Director, with performance-practice specialist Nicholas McGegan serving as Principal Guest Conductor. The multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein, is the Principal Pops Conductor, who succeeded Marvin Hamlisch.A hallmark of its robust education programs, the Pasadena Symphony Association has served the youth of the region for over five decades through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras (PYSO) comprised of five performing ensembles, with over 250 gifted 4th-12th grade students from more than 50 schools all over the Southern California region. The PYSO Symphony often performs on the popular television show GLEE.The PSA provides people from all walks of life with powerful access points to the world of symphonic music.About Michael FeinsteinMichael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.In 2007, he founded the Great American Songbook Foundation, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Songbook Academy. This summer intensive open to students from across the country has produced graduates who have gone on to record acclaimed albums and appear on television programs such as NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Michael serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage.The most recent album from his multi-platinum recording career is A Michael Feinstein Christmas from Concord Records. The CD features Grammy Award -winning jazz pianist Alan Broadbent (Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole). Feinstein earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project, his CD celebrating the music of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life was released in 2011. He released the CDs The Power Of Two – collaborating with “Glee” and “30 Rock” star Cheyenne Jackson – and Cheek To Cheek, recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. For Feinstein’s CD We Dreamed These Days, he co-wrote the title song with Dr. Maya Angelou.His Emmy Award-nominated TV special Michael Feinstein – The Sinatra Legacy, which was taped live at the Palladium in Carmel, IN, aired across the country in 2011. The PBS series “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook,” the recipient of the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Television Broadcast Award, was broadcast for three seasons and is available on DVD. His most recent primetime PBS-TV Special, “New Year’s Eve at The Rainbow Room” – written and directed by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry – aired in 2014. For his nationally syndicated public radio program “Song Travels,” Michael interviews and performs alongside of music luminaries such as Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Liza Minnelli, Rickie Lee Jones, David Hyde Pierce and more.Feinstein was named Principal Pops Conductor for the Pasadena Symphony in 2012 and made his conducting debut in June 2013 to celebrated critical acclaim. Under Feinstein’s leadership, the Pasadena Pops has quickly become a premier orchestral presenter of the Great American Songbook with definitive performances of rare orchestrations and classic arrangements. He launched an additional Pops series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Florida in 2014.Michael’s book The Gershwins and Me – the Los Angeles Times best-seller from Simon & Schuster – features a new CD of Gershwin standards performed with Cyrus Chestnut at the piano.Feinstein serves as Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana, which opened in January 2011. The theater is home to diverse live programming and a museum for his rare memorabilia and manuscripts. Since 1999, he has served as Artistic Director for Carnegie Hall’s “Standard Time with Michael Feinstein” in conjunction with ASCAP. In 2010 he became the director of the Jazz and Popular Song Series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Michael’s nightclub at San Francisco’s Nikko Hotel, has presented the top talents of pop and jazz since 2013. He debuted at Feinstein’s/54 Below, his new club in New York, late in 2015. His first venue in New York, Feinstein’s at the Regency, featured major entertainers such as Rosemary Clooney, Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Diahann Carroll, Jane Krakowski, Lea Michele, Cyndi Lauper, Jason Mraz and Alan Cumming from 1999 to 2012.He has designed a new piano for Steinway called “The First Ladies,” inspired by the White House piano and signed by several former First Ladies. It was first played to commemorate the Ronald Regan centennial on February 6, 2011.In 2013 Michael released Change Of Heart: The Songs of Andre Previn in collaboration with four time Oscar and eleven time Grammy Award-winning composer-conductor-pianist Andre Previn. The album celebrates Previn’s pop songs and motion picture classics. Earlier album highlights include Hopeless Romantics, a songbook of classics by Michael’s late friend Harry Warren, recording with legendary jazz pianist George Shearing. His album with songwriting icon Jimmy Webb, Only One Life – The Songs of Jimmy Webb, was named one of “10 Best CDs of the Year” by USA Today.Feinstein received his fourth Grammy nomination for Michael Feinstein with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, his first recording with a symphony orchestra. The year before, Rhino/Elektra Music released The Michael Feinstein Anthology, a two-disc compilation spanning 1987 to 1996 and featuring old favorites and previously-unreleased tracks.Michael was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where he started playing piano by ear as a 5-year-old. After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles when he was 20. The widow of legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant introduced him to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. Feinstein became Gershwin’s assistant for six years, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded.Gershwin’s influence provided a solid base upon which Feinstein evolved into a captivating performer, composer and arranger of his own original music. He also has become an unparalleled interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Harry Warren. Feinstein has received three honorary doctorates.Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting (in collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lindy Robbins, Bob Merrill and Marshall Barer), Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.For more information, please visit www.MichaelFeinstein.com. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Delhi HC Registry Official Tests COVID-19 Positive

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Registry Official Tests COVID-19 Positive Press Trust of India3 May 2020 5:19 AMShare This – xA Delhi High Court registry official has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, sources said.According to high court sources, the official has not been coming to the court complex since March 20.The official, posted in the Original side registry, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and his condition is stated to be stable, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi High Court registry official has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, sources said.According to high court sources, the official has not been coming to the court complex since March 20.The official, posted in the Original side registry, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and his condition is stated to be stable, the sources said.The high court is keeping a close track of the employee’s health and has offered any kind of help required to the family.Sources said the Registrar General, on behalf of the Chief Justice, has enquired about the well-being of the staff and one senior official has been deputed to check on his health on a regular basis.”He is stated to be alright and stable. He is admitted in a ward and thankfully, recovering well. He has, so far, not been able to find out as to how he got infected, but fact remains that since March 20, he never came to the court complex even for a single day,” one of the sources said.Next Storylast_img read more

McConalogue defends Government approach to Phase Four

first_imgA Minister of State for Donegal has defended the Government’s approach in delaying Phase Four of lifting Covid-19 restrictions. Many pubs across the county are to remain shut until August 31st at the earliest.Minister of State Charlie McConalogue says that he did convey the concerns of local publicans and they were discussed at Cabinet level.However he says after considering the current state of play with the virus, it was felt that postponing the reopening of the remaining pubs was the right decision:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/charliefdgdfgdfgphas41pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter By News Highland – August 5, 2020 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ McConalogue defends Government approach to Phase Four Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleTwo men released following Strabane operationNext articleBusiness Matters Ep 6 – Anthony Kernan News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Johnson Center leases adjacent spaces, plans studio

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like TH&R BOARD LEARNS ABOUT CAC Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellThe Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center Planning Board met Wednesday and learned more about the services provided by… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Artists and budding artists of all ages will soon have a nesting place in downtown Troy.The Johnson Center for the Arts has leased two buildings adjacent to The Studio on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy to expand its arts programming.One of the buildings will be renovated for use as a center for art activities for the young, young adults and young at heart, said Vicki Pritchett, JCA executive director. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “Our new addition to the Johnson Center Complex will be a multi-purpose building –for art, music and theater and for study and learning.”As of yet, the JCA has not chosen a name for its new addition.“We’ve thought about several things but would really like some input from the community,” Pritchett said. “The Johnson Center for the Arts may be contacted through its website, on site at 300 East Walnut Street or by calling 334-670-2287.Current exhibits at the Johnson Center for the Arts are “The Eclectic World of Doug Hawkins” in the upper gallery and “Natural Focus,” by Nancy Davis Murphree, in the lower gallery.JCA hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img “Our vision for the building is to provide a place for after school arts programs for students and also a place where young adults and the young at heart can participate in art activities,” Pritchett said. “The Colley Senior Complex here in Troy offers outstanding art programs for seniors ages 55 and up. However, if you are younger than 55, there’s not a community work place for those who are interested in art. We want to provide that place.Plans are to offer art classes and workshops facilitated by local artists and guest artists from throughout the area.“We would like to offer classes on sculpture and printmaking as well as on drawing and painting,” Pritchett said. “We would also like to offer workshops on a variety of art forms.” By The Penny Hoarder Pritchett said the JCA is in the process of writing a grant to assist in funding after-school drama and theater classes at the new art space.“Of course, there will be a minimal fee for the classes and workshops offered to assist in paying for the associated costs,” Pritchett said.The new space is smaller than the JCA’s Studio but is large enough for theatrical and musical presentations and will be available to the public for rent.“The building will be ideal for birthday parties, paint parties and other similar events,” Pritchett said. “We will have a docent meeting room in the back that will also be an art library. We have a collection of about 200 art books that have been donated to the Johnson Center. We’ll have a table where people can sit and read or do research. Johnson Center leases adjacent spaces, plans studio Print Article Published 3:00 am Friday, August 5, 2016 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Chaos erupts at Chicago area mall when 18-year-old is gunned down, suspect still at large: Police

first_imgkali9/iStock(CHICAGO) — An 18-year-old was shot dead at a Chicago area mall on Monday, causing chaos and sparking a manhunt for the gunman.Authorities believe the victim and suspect knew each other and that it was an isolated incident, police said.Shoppers at the Orland Square Mall called 911 about 6:45 p.m. Monday reporting a shooting near the food court, said police. Orland Park is about 30 miles outside of Chicago.Witnesses said two men were in an altercation and one of the men fired multiple times, hitting the victim, police said.Javon Britton, 18, was shot several times and taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, police said.A second victim suffered a graze wound, police said.The suspect, 19-year-old Jakharr Williams, fled the mall before authorities arrived, police said.Williams, who has an active parole warrant, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.Illinois State Senator Elgie Sims Jr. said he was at the mall when the shooting broke out.“A young man was gunned down literally feet from where my and other families were shopping,” he wrote on Facebook.Beyond the tragedy of “another senseless shooting,” Sims said the second tragedy was that the children who witnessed the aftermath lost some of their innocence.“I and the other parents tried to shield the children from the reality of what just occurred but after seeing the terror in their eyes these children will remember this day for years to come,” he wrote. “When will we come to grips with the fact that we MUST deal with the flow of illegal guns onto our streets and the trauma that is turning our young people into victims and perpetrators of violence.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Developmentally disabled’ man ends up in hospital after cops mistake him for brother

first_imgCourtesy Humphrey Family(PHOENIX) — A 19-year-old Phoenix man ended up in a local hospital after he was aggressively taken into custody by police who said they mistook him for his older brother.Dion Humphrey was arrested on Jan. 10 by officers in the Phoenix Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit who had seen him from unmarked cars.Humphrey’s older brother, Kahlil Thornton, 20, had been accused of armed robbery and attempted murder in a Jan. 9 incident, police said. The victim from that incident was in intensive care as of Friday and the individual’s survival “was very questionable,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman.Two of the four suspects from the Jan. 9 incident were taken into custody that night, while police said they’re still pursing the other two.“Humphrey’s brother is one of the outstanding suspects,” Thompson told ABC News. “The two brothers are about 10 months apart in age and are very similar in appearance.”“Dion told investigators that people often mistake he and his brother for twins,” Thompson added.Thompson didn’t name Dion’s brother, who police said lives with Dion at their parents’ home.Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a spokesperson and adviser for the Humphrey family, told ABC News on Friday the older brother in question has not lived with his younger brother in more than 10 years and that have different mothers.“The older brother is over 6 feet tall, has long dreadlocks, tattoos — totally different from Dion, and the department knows this,” Maupin said. “This is not a case of mistaken identity, as they are leading people to believe.”Thompson said Dion’s brother “may not live there all of the time,” referring to the parents’ home, but that “he often goes to the residence” and that evidence of the Jan. 9 crime was recovered from there.Complicating matters is that the Special Assignments Unit is not required to wear bodycams.Said Maupin: “When they are looking for a white suspect in a white neighborhood, they don’t operate like this. Did they even say, ‘Stop! police!’? We’ll never know.”Dion Humphrey was struck with bean bags as three officers subdued him using a flash grenade, Maupin added.“He’s in bad shape right now,” Maupin said.Dion Humphrey has chronicled the aftermath of the incident with family and friends from his hospital bed via Facebook posts. He captioned in one video that the police did not ask him any questions or allow him to speak during his arrest.Police said Dion Humphrey did not comply with their commands and tried to flee.“Had they stopped to talk to him, they would have realized Dion is developmentally disabled. He has the mentality of a child,” Maupin said.Dion Humphrey is about 90 pounds, and he suffers from sickle-cell anemia and asthma, his father, William Humphrey said on a GoFundMe page.“I remember everything that had happened to me and I was crying why did it happened to me,” one entry in Dion’s Facebook page Jan. 12 states. “When I look back at what happened my vision gets bigger and blurry.It’s scary to know that i could have died I’m so happy I am in the hospital recovering my wounds and pain.”Dion Humphrey was detained for more than seven hours, Maupin told ABC News. After he was released, his parents took him to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he remained hospitalized as of Friday.The investigation, Thompson said, is ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Eisenhower CSG completes SWATT with Dutch frigate

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy View post tag: USS Dwight D Eisenhower US Navy ships from the carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) have welcomed a Dutch frigate into their formation as they completed a major pre-deployment exercise.De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter (FFG-804) worked with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) vessels to complete what was the first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise for both sides on September 21.SWATT is the US Navy surface force’s premier advanced tactical training exercise which precedes a carrier strike group’s final pre-deployment exercise, the COMPTUEX.US Navy ships that took part in this SWATT include carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, cruisers USS San Jacinto, USS Vella Gulf, destroyers USS Stout, USS McFaul, USS Truxton, USS James E. Williams, USS Roosevelt, and Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News (SSN-750).“SWATT provides a critical path for warfare commanders to develop the combat capability needed by our Numbered Fleet Commanders to compete effectively in an era of Great Power Competition,” said Rear Adm. Paul J. Schlise, commander, CSG-10. “It is a team-based approach to what all parts of the CSG are designed to do – fight and win at sea.”According to DESRON 26’s Commodore, SWATT provides focused training to support naval sea control with an eye on maritime interoperability and increased lethality across the surface fleet.“For several weeks, we leveraged SWATT’s training scenarios to increase combat capability, lethality and interoperability of our destroyers,” said Capt. William Shafley, Commodore, DESRON 26. “SWATT provides us live-scenarios to instill competence and confidence of the combat watch standers and weapon systems of our warships, so that we can be ready to fight tonight if necessary.”During SWATT, the major training events included conducting integrated air and missile defense, anti-submarine warfare / surface warfare, information warfare, ship maneuvering and live-fire events designed to tactically prepare surface forces for maritime warfare missions.More than 10 SWATT exercises have been completed by CSG cruiser-destroyers and amphibious ready group warships since 2016.“The SWATT exercises have been incredibility beneficial in further developing our bridge and combat watch teams,” said Lt. j.g. Andrew S. Cornick, USS James E. Williams’ (DDG 95) navigator. “It has been inspiring watching our teams integrate and apply the tactics learned during these exercises, maximizing the combat readiness of our crew. The training provided to us from SMWDC has only further enhanced our ability to answer our nation’s call, no matter the mission.” Share this article View post tag: HNLMS De Ruyter View post tag: US Navy View post tag: SWATT Photo: USS San Jacinto (CG 56), HMNLS De Ruyter (F 804), USS Stout (DDG 55), USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), and USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) move in a formation scheme for live fire exercises during SWATT. Photo: US Navy View post tag: CSG 10last_img read more