Patriots remain unbeaten
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - George Washington improved to 3-0 Tuesday night as they beat Hurricane by a final of 67-38 up on the Hill. The Patriots next go to Cabell Midland on Thursday night while Hurricane heads to Huntington. Here are the highlights that aired Tuesday night.Read Full StoryPatriotsAmerican FootballNflW.vaWSAZHillCabell MidlandW.VaHurricaneHuntingtonCHARLESTONGeorge Washington
Lay off Ben Affleck – Batman is meant to be unpleasant and dark
With a titanic run-time, a clunking score and a sequence in which Aquaman is serenaded by the DC Expanded Universe’s answer to Sigur Rós, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is clearly a long way from perfect. Yet in one respect Snyder’s four hour re-cut of the 2017 superhero team-up flick is...Read Full StoryBatman V SupermanBatman AnimatedBruce WayneMoviesCelebritiesSuperhero FilmsUniverseAquamanSuicide SquadHarley QuinnGothamAffleck 's BatBatmenDCWonder Woman 1984Ben AffleckZack SnyderRaymond ChandlerShakespeareChristian BaleChristopher NolanMichael KeatonTim BurtonGeorge ClooneyJeremy IronsJoss WhedonAndy MuschiettiJennifer GarnerMatt ReevesKevin ConroyRobert PattinsonDaniel CraigBarbara Muschietti
Remembering the Remarkable: Zoe Caldwell, Patti Karr, Rebecca Luker, Armelia McQueen, Doreen Montalvo, Ann Reinking, and Cicely Tyson
The theatre world lost several staggering talents during the past year: Zoe Caldwell, Patti Karr, Rebecca Luker, Armelia McQueen, Doreen Montalvo, Ann Reinking, and Cicely Tyson. As Women's History Month approached, Playbill reached out to colleagues and friends of these remarkable artists to share a personal tribute. Patti LuPone remembers...Read Full StoryWomen 's History MonthTitanKennedy CenterCotton Club***** PATTI KARR***** ANN REINKING***** REBECCA LUKER***** DOREEN MONTALVO***** CICELY TYSONMrs. HigginsAnnieMiss Jane PittmanJohn DoyleJr.Patti KarrZoe CaldwellRebecca LukerAnn ReinkingCicely TysonArmelia McqueenPatti LuponeMelissa ErricoJudy KuhnRoz RyanAndréa BurnsBebe NeuwirthLeslie UggamsMaria CallasTerrence McnallyZoeTony WaltonStephen SondheimChita RiveraCarol BurnettRoscoe Lee BrowneElizabeth TaylorHerbie HancockRobert HooksPatti AustinMiles DavisCarole Bayer SagerGwen VerdonBurt BacharachStan WinstonJoshua LoganClaudia McneilGeorge C. ScottAlvin AileyRuby DeeBarry Manilow
Insecure Middle Schooler Refuses To Take Off Hat — Until Principal Fixes His Haircut.
A principal in Warren Township, Indiana, recently gained major recognition for a deeply meaningful act of kindness. Jason Smith, who works at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School, was presented with a dilemma when eighth-grader Anthony Moore ended up in his office for refusing to take his hat off. Instead of reacting with a typical consequence that seemed to fit the problem, Jason decided to lend his student a listening ear and an open mind.Read Full StoryHaircutsRace TrackBlack HairHair Of The DogStraight HairHome SchoolCNNInspireMoreABC 7 ChicagoSouthernTexansWomen 's History MonthDance Group 'sUrban TheoryEast Coast LabAnthony MooreKelsey MartinGene KellyGeorge Balanchine
Former music exec who faced suicide teaches others to 'silence the shame'
Sony Music Publishing announced that it had teamed with the nonprofit Silence the Shame to expand mental health resources to its songwriters and employees and the greater music community. For the nonprofit's founder, Shanti Das, a former music executive, the partnership affirms that she is fulfilling her purpose. Das lost...Read Full StoryMental Health First AidMusic BusinessEmotional DistressEmotional HealthGodSony Music PublishingBlack AmericansUniversal Motown RecordsEbenezer Baptist ChurchAfrican AmericanYeah Wellness LLCNFL Players AssociationPure Nirvana & Co.Through Yeah WellnessSilenceJon PlattGeorge FloydRaphael WarnockTisha CampbellLudacrisDa BratRalph Tresvant
Biden's dogs are back at the White House
Both of the President and first lady's dogs, Major and Champ, have returned to the White House after spending some time in Delaware following a biting incident involving Major, according to Jill Biden's press secretary Michael LaRosa.Read Full StoryPoliticsThe White HousePetsShelter DogsGermanBidensMajorABC News 'CNN.comHomeWashingtonDelawareSecretaryChampMichael LaRosaJill BidenJen PsakiJoe BidenGeorge StephanopoulosBarack Obama
Katharine Brisbane has been a leader in Australian theatre for decades. Her new proposal is her most daring yet
Then national theatre critic of The Australian, Katharine Brisbane and her husband, drama academic, the late Dr Philip Parsons, two years after they founded Currency Press in 1971, with their children Nick, now chair of Currency Press, and Harriet, this year replacing Katharine as Director of Currency House. Currency House No-one has done more for Australian drama than Katharine Brisbane. When she talks, we should all be listening to what she has to say. Over seven remarkable decades, she has played one of the leading roles in Australian culture. As theatre critic for the Australian from 1967 to 1974, she documented the most exciting, innovative and tumultuous period of the nation’s artistic, cultural, social and political activity — from the avant-garde stirrings of the late 1960s, through the revolutions of the Australian Performance Group in Melbourne and the Nimrod Theatre in Sydney. Australia’s new wave was not so much a singular wave, but a thrashing, roiling series of tempests lashing the complacent, monochrome cultural landscape: Brisbane was there to document it all. With her late husband, Philip Parsons, Brisbane founded Currency Press in 1971 committed to publishing the explosion of new Australian plays, a commitment it maintains to the current day. A public discussion In 2001, responding to a sense of “despondency” amongst performing arts workers — deriving in no small part from the contraction of funding over the prior decade — Brisbane and a handful of collaborators set up a monthly discussion club they called “Currency House”. Over the following three or four years, the group encouraged artists to join them in an attempt to restore a sense of purpose and significance: to reignite the passion, optimism and energy of the years of cultural expansion that followed the establishment of the Australian Council for the Arts in 1968, and the fiscal (and ideological) investments of subsequent governments. In 2004, Currency House took the private discussions public, launching the quarterly essay series Platform Papers. Now 89, Brisbane’s latest provocation, an essay called On the Lessons of History, is a stirring call to arms for the arts sector, and, reportedly, her last Platform Paper. Read more: The problem with arts funding in Australia goes right back to its inception On the surface, On the Lessons of History presents as a retrospective of the 62 essays and their authors, luminaries of contemporary practice and thinking, including Wesley Enoch, Lyndon Terracini, Lee Lewis and Alison Croggon. However, there is something much more important going on here, as hinted in the title’s nod to Will and Ariel Durant’s formative The Lessons of History (1968), a book that distilled history into sharp, focused themes, with a view to better understanding the past and the times to come. Brisbane’s sights are set resolutely on the future. The essay charges artists with a responsibility not only to their practices, but to a broader project. The arts, she writes, should provide a space where we undertake reflection as an active, interventionist and disruptive project. In this, theatre can lead us to an imagining of “Australia as a wiser and more creative country”. Crafting a new future Brisbane writes with informed urgency. Since 2001, she has observed “a period of cultural change from which we have emerged a different nation”. But not a better one, she writes. Rather: we have allowed ourselves to be swept up in fears and occupied with distraction — new [electronic] devices of incomprehensible ingenuity that invite entry into dazzling new worlds to escape the wreck we have made of this one. Artists are caught up in the terror: precarious, scared to speak out for fear of losing work, locked into logics of competition, celebrity and commerce. In response to this trend, and to the acute challenges of the most recent few years — drought, pandemic, the shattering revelations of corruption and inhumanity across our public institutions — Brisbane urges a fundamental repositioning of the arts. Most pointedly, she points to the “fatally flawed” terms under which the Australia Council was established. Katharine Brisbane’s ongoing legacy is formidable. Currency House Since its establishment in 1968, the council has been focused on funding “products rather than creators”, and dividing the arts sector into discrete artforms — losing sight both of the artists themselves, and the ways art forms meld and evolve. Rather than persisting in the “endless, competitive pursuit of excellence” — a trajectory which culminated in former arts minister George Brandis siphoning funding away from the Australia Council — we must reconsider the needs of the arts sector in the 2020s and beyond, and act on these new needs. Instead of framing arts funding as “money with which to produce art”, could we not instead see it as “money for cultural research”? This, then, is what Brisbane describes as Currency House’s new project: concrete steps toward re conceiving and redesigning the arts and cultural sector. The first of those steps is to provide a rallying point for artists: an activist platform from which to build upon the proposals and provocations of the Platform Papers series, lobbying and advocating for genuine change. For Brisbane, among the most pressing demands should be a cabinet-level acknowledgement of the creative sector, with an arts department “staffed by arts workers, dedicated to forward planning and fostering collaborative enterprises.” Read more: Remember the arts? Departments and budgets disappear as politics backs culture into a dead end Crucially, it is artists themselves who must show the way forward. They must not be cowed into silence, but instead must demand, at the very least, “funds to experiment and a living wage.” “In 2021” Brisbane writes, “we are starting again.” What, she concludes, do we have to lose? Platform Paper 63: On the Lessons of History by Katherine Brisbane, is on sale now. Ian Maxwell is the Head of the School of Literature, Art and Media at the University of Sydney, which has supported the publication of Katharine Brisbane's Platform Paper, and is partnering with Currency House to support an ongoing cultural advocacy project. This article is from The Conversation AU, which brings news and analysis from academic experts directly to the public.Katherine BrisbaneNational TheatreAvant-GardeCurrency PressCurrency HouseThe Australia CouncilAustralian CouncilUniversity Of SydneySchool Of LiteratureAustralian DramaAustralian CultureTheatre CriticIan MaxwellMelbourneAvant-gardeKatharine BrisbaneNickAlison CroggonAriel DurantGeorge Brandis
how many did Francis Ford Coppola win?
Often cited at the top of the charts on the best directors in the history of cinema, Francis Ford Coppola was also an important chapter of the Oscar awards and still today it is one of the most awarded ever in terms of Academy Awards. Coppola already hits the spot...Read Full StoryOscarsCannesMichael CorleoneMoviesCelebritiesFilm DirectorFilm ProducerAcademy AwardsAmericanBest Original ScreenplayCinemaPattonDramaBest DirectorPart IIFrancis Ford CoppolaFranklin J. SchaffnerMario PuzoAlbert S. RuddyGeorge LucasMarlon Brando
'I have to play for my sanity': how the NBA reacted when it came to a halt
Hris Paul dribbles on. The 11-time All-Star point guard – or, “Point God,” as he is known – is midway through his 16th NBA season and his first with the Phoenix Suns, his fifth team and third in three years. The Suns are currently flying high in the Western Conference after a decade of disappointment, and have resumed playing at home before modest crowds of 3,000, in deference, of course, to the coronavirus.Read Full StoryNbaBlack PeopleGame PointWNBAPoint GuardLove And BasketballThe Phoenix SunsHBOInstagramThe Dallas MavericksDisney WorldBlack AmericansThe Los Angeles ClippersThe Milwaukee BucksNHLAntoine FuquaRudy GobertMark CubanAdam SilverGeorge FloydJacob BlakeLizzoDoc Rivers
George Segal's Life in Photos
On March 23, the world lost beloved actor George Segal. After a long career in film and television, the 87-year-old Oscar nominee, who was most recently featured on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, died Tuesday as a result of complications from bypass surgery, CNN reports. After being drafted then discharged...Read Full StoryDick And JaneCelebritiesPolly Segal48th Academy AwardsColumbia PicturesABCCNNColumbia UniversityOf Mice And MenThe New York TimesGreat NeckThe New InternsGolden GlobeChicago TribuneHollywood Walk Of FameGeorge SegalBarbra StreisandJane FondaElizabeth TaylorVirginia WoolfMike NicholasJohnny CarsonRichard BurtonStreisandRon LeibmanRobert RedfordPaul SandGlenda JacksonFrank GorshinKirk DouglasJames CagneyWalter MatthauGoldie HawnGene KellyNatalie WoodCloris LeachmanTroy Gentile