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Ice Cube Will Star As Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol Reboot

first_imgGangsta rap progenitor Ice Cube is going from Straight Outta Compton, straight into the lead role of A Christmas Carol reboot. Cube will take the role of “a wealthy real estate mogul shown a path to redemption by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future,” and the film will be called Humbug, according to Deadline.Ice Cube will again be working with Director Tim Story, who he paired with on past films including Barbershop and Along. Casting Cube, who is well known for his cranky persona, as one of literature’s most famous cranks, Ebenezer Scrooge is inspired to say the least.  With a resurgence in popularity from a string of recent roles, Ice Cube is sure to bring his star power to the oft remade role.  There’s no word on a release date as of yet, but a Christmas time release in 2016 seems like a safe bet.N.W.A. Plotting Reunion Tour With Eminem As Eazy-EIf the film doesn’t feature scene with Cube trying to shoot down a gold-chain-dragging Jacob Marley, and calling Cratchit a “punk ass bitch,” we will be sorely disappointed. “God bless us, every mutherfucking one!”last_img read more

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Members Of Nth Power, Dopapod, London Souls To Play Zeppelin, Hendrix And More

first_imgThis January, members of The Nth Power will host a weekly residency, dubbed NTHFECTIOUS, featuring different themes and special guests each week to kick off 2016 with a bang. First up, on January 5th, drummer Nikki Glaspie, bassist Nate Edgar and guitarist Nick Cassarino will welcome Rob Compa of Dopapod, Chris St. Hilaire of the London Souls, Danny Sadownick and Phantom Vanity for a Rock Night on 1/5. It’s all going down at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Tickets are available here.The band will pay homage to Led Zeppelin, Fishbone, Jimi Hendrix, Foo Fighters, and Black Sabbath, as well as playing some originals never heard before by the public. Fans can also expect material from the Screaming Headless Torsos, “who are my heroes,” says Nikki.Following the big kickoff, the Nth Power rhythm section will host a Hip-Hop Night, R&B Night, and Reggae Night throughout the month, with additional shows TBA.The Nth Power’s dynamic talent breaches genre boundaries, taking soul music to the next level by drawing from each individual member’s diverse musical background. Nikki Glaspie served as Beyonce’s touring drummer for five years before taking her talents to funk powerhouse Dumpstaphunk, while bassist Nate Edgar was a fundamental member of both Groovechild and John Brown’s Body. These two perfectly compliment singer and guitarist Nick Cassarino, who hails from Jennifer Hartswick Band and has toured with Big Daddy Kane. Their sexy, spiritual and powerful take on soul music at its core makes them one of the most unique acts out there today, and the opportunity to watch this tight-knit unit let loose and explore new territory will be a real treat.NTHFECTIOUS SCHEDULE:1/5- ROCK NIGHT ft. Rob Compa (Dopapod) & Chris St. Hilaire (London Souls) [Get Tickets]1/12- HIP HOP NIGHT ft. DJ Raydar Ellis & Lifted Crew [Get Tickets]1/19- R&B NIGHT [Get Tickets]1/26- REGGAE NIGHT [Get Tickets]last_img read more

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Three Injured in Utah Crash Involving Semi

first_imgThree people were injured, two seriously, when a car and semi-trailer rig collided on State Road 73, just south of Cedar Fort, in Utah County, at about noon Thursday.Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said details on what caused the red Ford Mustang to collide with the big rig at 11:53 a.m. were unclear and still under investigation.The collision caused the semi, hauling a load of plastic rolls, to tip over, blocking both lanes of the road.The male driver was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray by helicopter; a passenger, gender unknown, was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Both were listed in serious condition.Royce said the semi’s driver was treated at the scene for minor bumps, scrapes and bruises.The Tribune will update this story as it [email protected]: @remimslast_img read more

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Alex Trebek Turns 80, Releases New Memoir From Lockdown: ‘The Answer Is…’

first_imgBroadcast Some Happy Birthday Greetings to Alex on Social Media By SHARING…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Today, on his 80th birthday, Trebek says he is “not afraid of dying,” yet he will head back to the show as soon as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.While hosting his 36th season, he was undergoing rounds of chemo treatments and wore a wig whenever they taped the show because he was losing his hair.Even though cancer has taken its toll, he says that as soon as he gets onstage, “it all changes suddenly. I’m myself again. I feel good,” he wrote in his new memoir, The Answer Is… Reflections on My Life.The set of Jeopardy photographed by Joseph Hunkins, CC license, croppedThe book combines personal anecdotes with Trebek’s thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy (his charitable giving has benefitted World Vision, the USO, United Negro College Fund, National Geographic Society, and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission).WATCH: Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Get Choked Up When Contestant Uses Final Answer to Express Love for HostIt uses a fun structure inspired by Jeopardy, with each chapter title presented in the form of a question, “What Is…”Sean Manning, the executive editor at Simon & Schuster which published the book said, “Today, when there is so much uncertainty and turmoil in the world, Alex Trebek is a beacon of stability and positivity.”The book, which dropped in bookstores yesterday, features dozens of never-before-seen candid photos of Trebek over the years—and the 7-time Emmy winner from Canada also answers the questions Jeopardy fans ask most, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s Saturday Night Live impersonation.RELATED: Wife of Alex Trebek Launches Positive Lifestyle WebsiteAnd he provides plenty more answers to questions like What is… ‘How it feels to be 80 and living with cancer.’ He peppers those passages with curse words, because that’s who he is in real life.“I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he wrote.WATCH an exclusive ABC interview from this week…ALSO check out this funny video showing a day in the life of Alex behind the cameras… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSince 1984, when he debuted as the host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek has been like family to the millions of viewers who joined him on television 5 nights a week.And, like family, they embraced him with love and support—and an outpouring of letters, guidance, and prayers—after Alex announced last year that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer,For decades, he put off writing a book about his life—until all that goodwill changed his mind. And the COVID-19 lockdown provided him with all the time he needed.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Newsies to Seize the Screen This Summer & More

first_img View Comments Newsies to Seize the Screen This SummerCome August, we’ll be out there carrying the banner—and all the popcorn we can eat! Newsies is heading back to the big screen in select movie theaters on August 5 and August 9. Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay and cute newsboys slinging papes all while downing a box of Milk Duds—seriously, what more could you ask for? Find a theater near you and snag tix here, and watch the trailer on repeat below! Chita Rivera Receives Women of Valor Award TonightTwo-time Tony-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera will be honored by the Victory Dance Project with the Woman of Valor Award at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center tonight! Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present the award to Rivera, given for her advocacy, integrity and artistic vision.John Tiffany-Directed Pinocchio Announces CastingThe new stage adaptation of Disney classic Pinocchio has announced casting for its premiere with London’s National Theatre. The title role will be played by Joe Idris-Roberts alongside Audrey Brisson as Jiminy Cricket, Annette McLaughlin as Blue Lady, David Langham as The Fox, David Kirkbride as Coachman, Dawn Sievewright as Lampy and Chris Jarman as Stromboli. Dennis Kelly’s story has been adapted by Martin Lowe for the new work featuring songs from the Disney film by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J Smith. Tony winner John Tiffany directs Pinocchio, which begins previews on December 1 with an opening set for December 13.Audra McDonald to Serve as NYMF Chair; Casting AnnouncedSix-time Tony winner Audra McDonald has been named honorary chair of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. “New ideas and new musicals bring people to the theater. The more people we bring in, the greater our chances are to find common ground,” said McDonald. NYMF has also announced initial casting for many of its productions. Notable casting includes Lesli Margherita, Max Crumm, Wayne Wilcox and Jennifer Blood in Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil: An American Myth; Nancy Anderson in The Fourth Messenger and Rent Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia in Pedro Pan. The festival will run from July 10-August 6.Come From Away, Great Comet & More Set for Broadway in Bryant ParkThe lineup is set for this summer’s Broadway in Bryant Park series, featuring free 12:30pm performances in the heart of New York City. July 6 will feature Stomp, Groundhog Day, Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera; July 13 will include Kinky Boots, Beautiful, School of Rock and Soulpepper; July 20 will showcase Waitress, Chicago, Cats and Spamilton; July 27 will show off A Bronx Tale, Anastasia, Avenue Q and The Imbible; August 3 will feature Miss Saigon, The Great Comet and Broadway Dreams; and August 10 will include Come From Away, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bandstand and Curvy Widow. Spend your summer lunches with some belting and high kicks!last_img read more

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James Cunnama & Jodie Swallow sign with 32Gi nutrition in three…

first_imgElite triathletes James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow have signed with South African based nutrition company 32Gi in a three year deal. The pro athletes will be using 32Gi nutrition products as they tackle the demanding tri season ahead.(Coincidentally, both long distance triathletes have also recently signed deals with Utah-based ENVE Composites to ride with ENVE wheels and components in 2014.)James has his sights firmly set on the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and he is confident 32Gi can help him in his quest. “I am really excited to be working with 32Gi in 2014 and beyond,” he said. “I love the product and that the company has its roots in South Africa while it expands globally.”James will be hoping to better his fourth-place finish at the 2013 Ironman World Championships – South Africa’s best-ever position at the race. During 2014 he will be honing his form with appearances at the Abu Dhabi Triathlon and Germany’s Challenge Roth, as well as Ironman and long distance races.Jodie Swallow will be building on a successful long distance debut year in 2013, where she won Ironman Sweden, and placed second twice (Ironman Port Elizabeth and Ironman Frankfurt). For her, the opportunity to work with 32Gi means knowing she is tapping into a wealth of knowledge and using the best product… “32Gi oversee their own production, they listen, they advise and they support me in all areas of nutrition.“It’s a huge advantage,” Jodie added. “Simple advice, palatable products and no risk of contamination means my mind is at ease and I can just get on with training and racing.”“32Gi prides itself in supporting athletes with sound nutrition and advice to perform at their best,” said Mark Wolff, Director of 32Gi. “As a credible supplement company we are proud to welcome to our family two talented professional athletes [who] not only support our local brand initiatives but also our expansion internationally.“James and Jodie embody the strong values that are core to 32Gi’s brand. We look forward to a successful partnership and assisting them in achieving their goals.”The first opportunity to see this new relationship in action will be at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo City, which takes place in East London, South Africa on Sunday 26 January 2014. Here, Jodie will be looking to continue her dominance of the South African event, and claim a fourth consecutive victory in the women’s race.James is keen to improve on two second places at his home event, and finally get a South African long distance triathlon victory under his belt. It won’t be easy as some of the world’s best triathletes have journeyed to battle it out in Buffalo Bay.www.32Gi.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Bahrain hosts inaugural ITU Technical Official Seminar

first_img Related The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and ASTC (Asian Triathlon Confederation) held a Technical Official Level 1 Seminar from 11-12 September at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa. ITU Facilitator, Melody Tan from Malaysia trained up a new batch of technical officials to apply the ITU Competition Rules at the growing number of ITU and ASTC events in Asia. Thirteen participants attended this inaugural seminar from Bahrain.“Most of the participants are triathletes or marshals from the local triathlon races so they are familiar with a triathlon race and are keen to learn about officiating,” said Melody Tan, ITU Facilitator. Most participants were happy to be given the opportunity to be a part of this seminar, learn from ITU and ASTC race experiences. They also look forward to officiating at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi.“I am very happy and thankful to ITU and ASTC for providing us this wonderful opportunity,” said Dr Sheikh Saqer Al Khalifa, Bahrain Triathlon Association President.He continued, “We have established our association very recently, however, our ambitions are large and this is the much needed step for Bahrain to begin actively becoming part of the triathlon community internationally. We have really enjoyed this course, and hopefully we will continue our development programs with ITU and ASTC. I am very thankful for Melody’s professionalism and information.”astc.triathlon.orgwww.triathlon.orglast_img read more

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first_imgMar 26, 2010WHO: Flu activity up in Central, South AmericaPandemic activity may be increasing across Central America and in some parts of South America, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, and parts of Brazil have reported increasing pandemic flu detections. Mexico is seeing more respiratory illnesses, though it’s not clear if flu is the cause. Flu activity hasn’t peaked in West Africa, though it is subsiding in Thailand. European countries are increasingly reporting influenza B.http://www.who.int/csr/don/2010_03_26/en/index.htmlMar 26 WHO weekly updateReview calls nondrug steps effective against fluAfter assessing 11 CDC-funded studies on the effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on pandemic flu, a committee has determined that “evidence exists of the effectiveness of NPIs, including face masks, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, reduced crowding, and school closures, in reducing the spread of influenza.” The group, however, identified 16 research gaps, including the role of transmission modalities, implication of viral load, clinical definitions, and barriers to implementing NPIs.http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/16/4/e2.htm?rssMar 26 Emerg Infect Dis reportChina eases flu ban on US porkChina lifted its flu-related ban on US pork, a move welcomed by American pork producers, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Several countries restricted US pork imports last spring when the pandemic H1N1 virus emerged in Mexico and the United States, but China was the last country to end its ban. Industry experts said shipments to China could resume within 2 weeks.http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/nationworld/sns-ap-us-food-and-farm-pork-exports,0,7831409.storyMar 26 AP storyJapan cancels part of vaccine orderJapan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced today that it has reached agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to cancel a third of its H1N1 vaccine order, or 24 million surplus doses. It is also working to cancel part of a 25-million-dose vaccine order from Novartis, according to Kyodo News. Of the 99 million doses Japan had ordered from the two companies, about 50 million have been shipped.http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-cancels-part-of-flu-vaccine-deal-with-glaxosmithklineMar 26 Kyodo News articlelast_img read more

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Borough Market boss poached for Covent Garden market

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Gallery Events

first_imgParrish PerspectivesParrish Perspectives at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents artists Renate Aller and Jean-Luc Mylayne. The show opens March 24 and runs through July 28. The series features monumentally-scaled photographs drawn from the permanent collection that illuminate the intimate bond between subject and photographer.Jean-Luc Mylayne’s “A Matter of Place” includes images by the French artist who juxtaposes natural and man-made, stillness and motion, calm and tension, within poetic and mysterious photographs.Renate Aller’s “The Space Between Memory and Expectation” is a focused exhibition of works by the German-born photographer illuminating her exploration of the interrelationship of romanticism, memory, and place through dynamic compositions rich with implied narratives. For more info, visit www.parrishart.org.The Wednesday GroupThe Wednesday Group’s Plein Air Painters present the exhibit “Create And Appreciate” with the title of “Spring New Beginnings” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. There is an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. There’s also a free glass and watercolor workshop on Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.Participating artists include Barbara Bilotta, Barbara Borsack, Ann Brandeis, Phyllis Chillingworth, Mary Daunt, Gerry Giliberti, Teresa Lawler, Joel Lefkowitz, Marie Lombardi, Keena Mackay, Gene Samuelson, Frank Sofo, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Robert Sullivan, Janet Rojas, Aureilio, Abigail Vogel, and Dan Weidmann.Forms & FiguresThe William Ris Gallery in Jamesport presents “Forms & Figures,” highlighting the creative energy of nine women artists — Chris Ann Ambery, Deborah Brisker Burk, Shawn Ehlers, Madison Fender, Jan Guarino, Jennifer Hannaford, Margaret Minardi, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, and Susan Saunders. The show runs through April 14. An artist talk will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 4 PM.Takeover!“Takeover! Artists in Residence” continues at the Southampton Arts Center. Curated by Amy Kirwin, the show includes artists Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs. There is a weekly “hangout” every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. For a full schedule of events, visit www.southamptonartscenter.org. The show runs through April 14.Guild Hall MembersGuild Hall’s 81st Artist Members Exhibition will run through April 6. The guest juror is Jocelyn Miller, the assistant curator at MoMA PS1. For more info, visit www.guildhall.org.A Walk In The ForestSara Nightingale Gallery presents “A Walk in the Forest.” The exhibition runs through April 2. Artists include Irina Alimanestianu, Ani Antreasyan, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Tom Brydelsky, Rossa Cole, Elizabeth Dow, Cara Enteles, Sara Genn, Shirley Irons, Laurie Lambrecht, Elena Lyakir, Christa Maiwald, and Anne Raymond.The Drawing ShowFolioeast hosts “The Drawing Show,” with art by Scott Bluedorn, Nadine Daskaloff, Jonathan Glynn, RJT Haynes, Shimon Okshteyn, Barbara Thomas, and Amy Wickersham. The show will be on view through March 24 at Malia Mills in East Hampton.Black & WhiteThe White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Black & White.” The group exhibition displays paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and photographs in black and white. Artists include Athos Zacharias, Stephen Bezas, Keith Ramsdell, Lynn Savarese, Andrea McCafferty, Kat O’Neill, Susan Washington, Gerry Giliberti, Abby Abrams, Berges Alvarez, Karen Kirschner, Joseph McCloskey, Christina Stowe, Martha McAleer, and more. The show runs through March 31.Winter PhotographsClovis Point Winery in Jamesport is showing Jim Sabiston’s “Winter Photographs,” curated by Alex Ferrone. The exhibit runs through March 31.Genesis And TranscendenceThe Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor is showcasing Michael Butler’s work in an exhibit titled “Genesis and Transcendence.” The show features approximately two dozen works, spanning a range of the artist’s creative endeavors. The show runs through April 2[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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