Ron White

17 Jun 19
Knowingly Undersold

Today! Because that’s what I call a close encounter – Independence Day (1996) Directed by Roland Emmerich Starring Will Smith (x2), Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Mary McDonnell (x2), Vivica A. Fox, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Harvey Fierstein, Adam Baldwin, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Brent Spiner, Mae Whitman, Harry Connick Jr., Dan Lauria, Rance Howard […]

17 Jun 19
LILLIE ROSS

Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY Published 8:35 a.m. ET June 17, 2019 CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale explains how MLB stats are at a record setting pace. USA TODAYThe Minnesota Twins haven’t won 100 games since 1965, but they’re looking like a good bet to reach that milestone this season.Through Sunday, the Twins led baseball…

17 Jun 19
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17 Jun 19
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The Minnesota Twins haven’t won 100 games since 1965, but they’re looking like a good bet to reach that milestone this season. Through Sunday, the Twins led baseball in batting average (.275), slugging percentage (.515), OPS (.857) and home runs (137) and to put those numbers in context, we need to look at them through […]

17 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale explains how MLB stats are at a record setting pace. USA TODAY The Minnesota Twins haven’t won 100 games since 1965, but they’re looking like a good bet to reach that milestone this season. Through Sunday, the Twins led baseball in batting average (.275), slugging percentage (.515), OPS (.857) […]

17 Jun 19
The Mask Sign

Hi all! Today I (finally) present my project on Shag Harbour; it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here at last. I’d like to dedicate this project to Stanton Friedman, who passed away recently. Mr. Friedman, who lived in Fredericton, was the lead investigator at Roswell and an extremely influential ufologist. He’ll be missed. […]

17 Jun 19
Hope Church Daily Prayer

“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the Earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets!” … Psalm 50:1 ———— Opportunities To Pray … Tuesday Evening, June 18, 2019 7:00-8:00 pm. Room 106 Thursday Morning, June 20, 2019 8:00-9:00 am. Room 211 Sunday Morning Prayer and Worship … […]

17 Jun 19
East Bay Times
Repressed sexual desires, quiet desperation and simmering resentments mark William Inge’s 1950 drama “Come Back, Little Sheba,” being performed now at Alameda’s Altarena Playhouse through June 23. The Tony Award-winning play, Inge’s first, peels back the layers of a loveless marriage in a small Midwestern town. Lola and Doc married when she became pregnant, forcing him to leave his pre-med studies and eke out a living as a chiropractor. She subsequently lost the baby, but the two stayed together with Lola reliving her glory days in high school and Doc maintaining a precarious sobriety by ignoring the past. To help make ends meet, they rent out a room to Marie, a young, vibrant college student, whose presence turns their lives upside-down. While some of the subject matter may seem tame by today’s standards, Inge touches on some remarkable themes for the 1950s, including sexuality, gender inequality and family violence. Played in the round, Inge’s drama benefits from the Altarena’s intimate stage, where the audience is practically a part of the action as the performers flow in and out of Craig Cutting’s intriguing set that suggests fragmented walls and windows and a very 1950s kitchen. Director Dana Anderson delves into the trials and tribulations of Doc and Lola’s lives, emphasizing touches of tenderness and their need for each other despite their sadness. While she certainly achieves a believable relationship, added intensity between the two would have made the show even stronger. Bonnie DeChant does a fine job in the difficult role of Lola, a woman who talks too much and is so lonely and needy that she flirts with any man she can, while Ron Cook gives a nicely layered portrayal as Doc, whose tenuous hold on sobriety is tested when he discovers Marie’s sexual activities. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]One of the highlights of the show is Emily McMahon, who gives a lovely nuanced role as Lola’s neighbor. Monique Borses brings a welcome energy to Marie with Patrick Glenn a good match as the college athlete she dates. Adding an amusing contrast is Kyle Burgess, as Marie’s conservative fiancé. Nate Erb, Laszlo Horner and Ted Barker round out the cast. The show continues June 20-22 at 8 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High St. in Alameda. For tickets or more details, call 510-523-1553 or go to altarena.org. Also in Alameda: Award-winning actor Brian Copeland brings his powerful one-man show “Not A Genuine Black Man” to the Altarena next. Scheduled for one night only, Copeland’s unique retelling of his childhood in San Leandro blends true stories and memories that are at times funny, upsetting and always genuinely honest. The show will be performed June 29 at 7:30 p.m. “In the current political climate, empathy seems to be a lost commodity,” Copeland explains. “By showing people the world through the eyes of a bullied and lonely little African-American boy, I hope they will develop compassion for the demonized ‘other.’ ” Copeland credits Carl Reiner and Fred Allen with inspiring him to create “Not a Genuine Black Man.” At the time, Copeland hosted a radio show in the Bay Area and had Reiner on as a guest. The comedian told Copeland how a quote from the radio comedian Fred Allen helped him create “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Reiner paraphrased the quote for Copeland as, “you have to find the piece of ground that you alone stand on and write from there.” Copeland knew that writing about growing up in a Bay Area suburb where 99 percent of the people were white and he was often the “only black face in the room” was his “piece of ground.” The result was “Not a Genuine Black Man,” in which he weaves humor, poignance and social commentary into a mesmerizing evening of theater. For tickets to the Altarena show, call 510-523-1553 or go to altarena.org. If you happen to miss the show at the Altarena, Copeland performs it every Thursday at the March in San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St. Call 415-282-3055 or go to themarsh.org. Orinda: The nature of goodness and what it really means to be good has always been difficult to define. Of course, that certainly hasn’t stopped people and especially writers from trying to do just that. Tony Kushner, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his “Angels in America,” tackles this conundrum in his adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan.” “Without question, it’s a timely story, an urgent story, that feels very much like a conversation about where we are politically, socially, environmentally,” says Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting. “The question it asks is (in sometimes ridiculous ways) can one person really make a difference? And what are the consequences of those actions?” Bay Area composer Min Kahng makes his Cal Shakes debut with original music drawing inspiration from hip hop to Peking Opera. Directed by Natalie Greene, the cast includes Francesca Fernandez McKenzie, Lance Gardner, Margo Hall and Victor Talmadge. “The Good Person of Szechwan” runs July 3-21 at the Bruns Amphitheater in the Orinda hills. An open-captioned performance takes place July 10. For tickets or more details, call 510-548-9666 or go to calshakes.org. Sally Hogarty can be reached at sallyhogarty@gmail.com. Search for “Curtain Calls” by Sally Hogarty at eastbaytimes.com to read more of her reviews online.
17 Jun 19
WHNT.com

[vemba-video id=”us/2019/06/12/oj-simpson-nicole-brown-simpson-death-anniversary-elam-pkg-newday-vpx.cnn”] (CNN) — More than a year after his release from prison, OJ Simpson launched a new Twitter account Friday night with a selfie video in which he says he’s “got a little getting even to do.” “Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts […]

17 Jun 19
ALL STAR BIO

Have you ever watched the popular reality tv series, Misfit Garage on the Discovery channel? Then you must be familiar with one of the show’s leading star, Jordan Butler. He, along with the fellow cast members of Misfit Garage, founded a new company, Fired Up Garage. However, he quit Misfit Garage in season four and […]

17 Jun 19
FLAT RACING GURU UK

@FlatracinGuruUK #Web #Blog #RoyalAscot #betting Advice =£25 per Point. Royal Ascot is one of the Highlights of the Social scene in England Annually. This is where the Best Horses in the UK IRE Europe and Australia + the States Meet! this to race against one another in the one of the premier Bloodstock events in […]

17 Jun 19
InMoviesOnline

2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards is held in Jun 17 to Jun 18 in Barker Hangar, California. During the days, 17 winners will be announced for MTV Movie & TV Awards. In this post, you can know all nominees and winners of different categories of MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019. Note: The followings are […]