Metropolitan Theater – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 06:30:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-5.png Metropolitan Theater – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ 32 32 Woman injured when stolen van crashes into car in Endwell https://northwestmetropolitans.com/woman-injured-when-stolen-van-crashes-into-car-in-endwell/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 02:07:53 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/woman-injured-when-stolen-van-crashes-into-car-in-endwell/ A female driver was injured when a stolen van pursued by police crashed into her car in Endwell. The accident on Country Club Road near Stark Avenue happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday. A person familiar with the incident said the van was taken from its owner in Endicott minutes earlier. A pickup truck shortly […]]]>

A female driver was injured when a stolen van pursued by police crashed into her car in Endwell.

The accident on Country Club Road near Stark Avenue happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday.

A person familiar with the incident said the van was taken from its owner in Endicott minutes earlier.

A pickup truck shortly after colliding with a car on Country Club Road on October 11, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

The man who owned the truck was injured in what has been described as a hit and run on Watson Boulevard just west of McKinley Avenue. A witness said the man suffered a serious injury to his leg.

A state soldier spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to remove it, but the driver did not stop.

The truck – a white Ram pickup – was heading east on Country Club Road when it crashed into a blue Chevrolet compact sedan. The woman driving the car was injured.

The man driving the stolen vehicle – believed to be around 20 years old – fled on foot after the crash. He was reportedly apprehended by the police shortly thereafter.

No information was available on the suspect or injured people from Endicott Police or State Police.

Debris littered Country Club Road following a collision near Stark Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

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Bridgeton, NJ, a woman is on trial for the murder of her young son in 2019 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/bridgeton-nj-a-woman-is-on-trial-for-the-murder-of-her-young-son-in-2019/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 21:17:26 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/bridgeton-nj-a-woman-is-on-trial-for-the-murder-of-her-young-son-in-2019/ BRIDGETON – A woman accused of killing her baby boy and telling police he was kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home has rejected a plea offer and will be judged. Nakira Griner, 27, of Bridgeton, initially told police in February 2019 that she was assaulted on […]]]>

BRIDGETON – A woman accused of killing her baby boy and telling police he was kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home has rejected a plea offer and will be judged.

Nakira Griner, 27, of Bridgeton, initially told police in February 2019 that she was assaulted on the street and 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr. had been abducted, authorities said.

An intensive search began, but the child’s burnt remains were found the next day in the courtyard of his house, authorities said. An autopsy concluded that the child had been beaten to death and had multiple bone fractures.

Griner appeared in court on Friday for a pre-trial conference in which the allegations were summarized and the prosecution detailed a plea offer with a recommendation of a 30-year prison sentence in exchange for a plea of guilt on the murder charge.

Appearing on video from prison, Griner declined the plea offer in favor of a trial, NJ.com reported.

After claiming a kidnapping, Griner later told police the child accidentally fell down a staircase in the family home, authorities said.

Prosecutors allege she said on phone calls from prison – which must be presented at trial – that she “did what she did to him” to cover up the bruises on her body.

Defense lawyer Jill Cohen said in an earlier court file that her client did not deny destroying the child’s remains but did not “knowingly and willfully” cause her death. These claims were made in a motion, later withdrawn, seeking to try the murder charge separately from the other counts.

Last year, a judge banned prosecutors from using Griner’s prior statements to police, saying she didn’t read her rights.

Her lawyer at the time argued that she was considered a suspect from the start and that she was also “going through a crisis and an obvious mental breakdown” and that she was not in a position to voluntarily relinquish her claims. rights.

Griner is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, endangering children, disturbing human remains and false public alarm.

The judge has set a date for the trial for January 10.

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Man, girlfriend killed on LBI https://northwestmetropolitans.com/man-girlfriend-killed-on-lbi/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:03:05 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/man-girlfriend-killed-on-lbi/ SURF CITY – The sale of a $ 2 million house on Long Beach Island and a will have been central to the stabbing death of a couple found dead on Sunday. The bloody bodies of John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise “Frenchie” Pitoy, 75, of Manchester, were discovered by Surf City police […]]]>

SURF CITY – The sale of a $ 2 million house on Long Beach Island and a will have been central to the stabbing death of a couple found dead on Sunday.

The bloody bodies of John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise “Frenchie” Pitoy, 75, of Manchester, were discovered by Surf City police at Enders’ home on North 7th Street at around 4 p.m. that police were called to perform a welfare check, according to Ocean County Attorney Bradley Billhimer.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Enders’ daughter Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, from her Landenberg, Pa., Home on Monday and charged her with two counts of first degree murder, possession of a ‘a weapon for illegal purposes and illegal possession of a weapon.

According to the affidavit filed by investigators, the couple – together for 15 years – may have been dead for several days before police found them.

Enders’ body was in a reclining chair while Pitoy’s naked body rested on the stair landing. Both had multiple stab wounds and stab wounds and blunt trauma wounds.

A distant family

According to the affidavit, John Gofus, a friend of Enders and Pitoy, told investigators that Enders was estranged from one of his two daughters, Terry, and had a strained relationship with Sherry Heffernan.

He had not seen Heffernan in the house for more than two years, investigators said.

Sherry was upset that her father had not used her as a real estate broker in the sale of the house, according to the affidavit.

The friend also told investigators that Enders changed his will over the past month to remove the two girls. The affidavit does not say whether Heffernan was aware of the change in the will, but the friend told police he knew she was “unhappy” with the sale of the house.

After Heffernan’s arrest, his son told Pennsylvania State Police that he last saw his grandfather in May during his graduation ceremony, according to the affidavit.

Heffernan’s son told police he and his mother believed Pitoy was a “gold digger” who was pushing for the house to be sold.

He confirmed that the motorhome parked in front of their house belonged to his mother and that she had traveled to LBI to visit her father on Tuesday, September 28.

John Enders House on Seventh Ave in Surf City (Google Street View)

Surveillance cameras capture Sherry Heffernan’s travels

Surveillance cameras captured Heffernan heading towards LBI in his campervan, a 2003 Ford Winnebago, on the Highway 72 bridge before dawn on Wednesday, September 29, according to the affidavit.

Other cameras captured the motorhome heading towards her father’s house while video of Ring was found showing it in the backyard of a nearby house, police said.

Other videos show her leaving LBI and an automatic license plate reader taped her on Garden State Parkway, police said.

Detectives from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office later found numerous bloodstains on the RV carpet, officials said.

Sherry Lee Heffernan (Ocean County District Attorney’s Office)

No contact for several days results in a well-being assessment

The request for the welfare check came from Pitoy’s daughter, who last spoke to her mother on Friday, September 24.

On Saturday October 2, Pitoy’s daughter called Heffernan, who gave her a phone number that turned out not to work.

Pitoy’s daughter tried to call four times without success on October 3, then called the police to request the welfare check.

Police found blood splattered throughout the house, including on the railing, back door handle, drawers, cabinets and a closet door handle.

There were also several bloody footprints and shoe prints as well as a discarded rubber glove, police said.

A tooth was found in the bedroom.

Enders and Pitoy lost “massive” amounts of blood, officials said.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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Lincoln Center announces passport to the arts https://northwestmetropolitans.com/lincoln-center-announces-passport-to-the-arts/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 04:10:03 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/lincoln-center-announces-passport-to-the-arts/ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Passport to the Arts Fall 2021 season. The pass will provide access to lessons, shows and personalized experiences for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and their families. Programs will include in-person screenings of “Cinderella” and “The Magic Flute” at the Metropolitan Opera as well as […]]]>

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Passport to the Arts Fall 2021 season.

The pass will provide access to lessons, shows and personalized experiences for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and their families.

Programs will include in-person screenings of “Cinderella” and “The Magic Flute” at the Metropolitan Opera as well as behind-the-scenes clips of “My Fair Lady” by Lerner & Loewe, lessons, site-specific theater explorations and workshops. of movement with renowned dancers and musicians.

This season includes partner programs across the Lincoln Center campus and beyond: American Ballet Theater, CO / LAB Theater Group, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic.

Here is an overview of all programs:

Adapted dance workshop with American Ballet Theater
Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. ET
Virtual program
Join the teaching artists of the American Ballet Theater for an interactive dance workshop where participants will explore the characters and choreography of ABT’s popular ballet “Coppélia”.

WeBop “Swing” with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sunday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.ET
Virtual program
This WeBop “Swing” session is designed for children aged six to nine. During this interactive, small-group program, led by musicians, families will be immersed in an authentic jazz experience as they dance to the rhythm of swing, sing the blues and improvise on homemade instruments.

Opera Fairy Tales: Cinderella with the Metropolitan Opera Guild
Saturday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. (8-12 years old) and 1:00 p.m. (teens and adults) ET
Virtual program
Join the teaching artists of the Metropolitan Opera Guild on a fun and interactive journey through the classic Cinderella fairy tale.

My Fair Lady by Lerner & Loewe with the Lincoln Center Theater
Saturday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m.ET
Virtual program
An interactive workshop featuring video clips from Lincoln Center Theater’s 2018 Tony Award-nominated production of the classic musical “My Fair Lady”. The workshop is led by Lincoln Center Theater teaching artists Daniel and Patrick Lazour.

WeBop “Swing” with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sunday, November 7 at 10 a.m.ET
Virtual program
This WeBop “Swing” session is designed for children aged two to five. During this interactive, small-group program, led by musicians, you will be immersed in an authentic jazz experience as you dance to the rhythm of swing, sing the blues and improvise on your homemade instruments.

WeBop “Improvisation” with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sunday, November 7 at 12 p.m. ET
Virtual program
WeBop’s “Improvisation” session is aimed at children aged 6 to 9. During this interactive small-group class led by jazz musicians, you’ll explore the basics of jazz improvisation as you learn to listen to musical cues and respond creatively with your voice, body, and improvise on your instruments. homemade.

Dance workshop suitable for teens and adults with the New York City Ballet (NYCB)
Monday, November 15 at 6 p.m. ET
Virtual program
Join the artists of the New York City Ballet as participants are guided through a warm-up and learn choreography inspired by some of NYCB’s most beloved repertoires. This event will take place on Zoom.

Inspiring instruments with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Sunday, November 21 at 11:30 a.m.ET
Virtual program
In this program, we explore instruments and instrumentalists who have inspired great composers in an online program featuring live music and activities, led by educators and musicians Rami Vamos and Nurit Pacht.

Prepare the ground with the CO / LAB theater group
Saturday, December 4 at 11 a.m. ET
Virtual program
Drawing inspiration from performances that have taken place in and around Lincoln Center, we will be directing our own performances from home.

Opera Magic with the Metropolitan Opera Guild
Sunday, December 5 at 11 a.m. ET
Virtual program
An exclusive virtual look at what it takes to make opera magic.

Prepare the ground with the CO / LAB theater group
Sunday, December 5, 1 p.m. ET
Virtual program
Drawing inspiration from performances that have taken place in and around Lincoln Center, we will be directing our own performances from home.

Child-friendly / family-friendly dance workshop with the New York City Ballet (NYCB)
Sunday, December 12 at 11 a.m. ET
Virtual program
Join the artists of the New York City Ballet as participants are guided through a warm-up and learn choreography inspired by some of NYCB’s most beloved repertoires. This event will take place on Zoom.

Musical portraits: expressing myself through music with the New York Philharmonic
Sunday, December 12 at 1 p.m. ET
Virtual program
Join New York Philharmonic teaching artist Jacinta Clusellas accompanied by New York Philharmonic musician for an interactive music workshop that shows how composition can be used in a fun way.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Just Friends – Billie Holiday and Lester Young
Wednesday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Virtual program
Join us for a special concert celebrating some of jazz’s most beloved music with a group of exceptional performers from Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute
Saturday, December 18 at 1 p.m. ET
In person program
Join us for a magical production of Mozart’s beloved fairytale opera, featuring stunning visuals and puppets. All participants must be over the age of 12 and present full proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

Metropolitan Opera: Cinderella
Sunday, December 19 at 3 p.m. ET
In person program
Celebrate a holiday tradition with the staging of Laurent Pelly’s storybook from Cendrillon de Massenet. All participants must be over 12 years of age and present full proof of Covid-19 vaccination


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MAMMA MIA! Cancel performance at North Shore due to IATSE Local 11 strike https://northwestmetropolitans.com/mamma-mia-cancel-performance-at-north-shore-due-to-iatse-local-11-strike/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:02:58 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/mamma-mia-cancel-performance-at-north-shore-due-to-iatse-local-11-strike/ BroadwayWorld has learned that tonight’s performance of MAMMA MIA! at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverley, MA will not continue due to ongoing dispute with IATSE Local 11, citing owner Bill hanney‘s “refusal to pay decent wages to support the family”. In a statement, the union said “[Bill] Hanney, of Easton, is said to […]]]>

BroadwayWorld has learned that tonight’s performance of MAMMA MIA! at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverley, MA will not continue due to ongoing dispute with IATSE Local 11, citing owner Bill hanney‘s “refusal to pay decent wages to support the family”.

In a statement, the union said “[Bill] Hanney, of Easton, is said to have received $ 3.7 million in federal grants for the operation of closed sites by the Small Business Administration for defined purposes, including wage costs, worker protection expenses, payments to independent contractors and insurance payments and continues to insist on paying the peanuts of its talented staff. The theater stage crew work for unfair wages below industry standards and have no employer-provided benefits. “

In a statement to BroadwayWorld, the owner of North Shore Bill hanney said “As the North Shore Music Theater strives to secure a contract with the newly unionized stagehands of IATSE Local 11, I have no doubts that what we are offering stagehands is consistent with what others. Comparable theaters offer their stagehands ”.

“What is currently called for in this negotiation is in line with the large metropolitan theaters in the region which have much higher ticket prices and a schedule filled with year-round touring productions. This is not who we are. Our business model is based on being a suburban regional theater which itself produces its own shows which are on our stage for 13 to 15 weeks a year. “

“It is unfortunate that we have come to this point, but I look forward to working to finalize our union contract and add IATSE Local 11 to the other three unions with which we currently have a positive relationship. long time. “

Since 1955, the NSMT has grown into one of New England’s busiest theaters, with approximately 250,000 spectators per year. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Prize, IRNE Prize, Rosetta Le Noire Actors’ Equity Award, and the Moss deer Price. NSMT produced the Memphis world premiere in 2003, the show won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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Massachusetts breakthrough deaths are minimal [OPINION] https://northwestmetropolitans.com/massachusetts-breakthrough-deaths-are-minimal-opinion/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 04:36:36 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/massachusetts-breakthrough-deaths-are-minimal-opinion/ You have no doubt heard that even one death is one death too many. I agree, especially when it comes to COVID-19. After watching my old friend and colleague Chris McCarthy struggle to stay alive for much of the past seven months, it doesn’t take much to convince me that this virus and all of […]]]>

You have no doubt heard that even one death is one death too many. I agree, especially when it comes to COVID-19. After watching my old friend and colleague Chris McCarthy struggle to stay alive for much of the past seven months, it doesn’t take much to convince me that this virus and all of its variants should be taken seriously.

But let’s keep it in perspective.

All over the country we are going COVID hello. People’s livelihoods are at risk for refusing to receive a COVID vaccine. Seriously? Thousands of healthcare workers, state police and others right here in Massachusetts are facing the decision to get the shot or be fired. Truly? Who will replace all these people if they are made redundant? Has anyone thought of that?

We keep hearing about the Delta variant and how it is wreaking havoc on society as we know it. Even those who are vaccinated receive Delta. No one is safe. The so-called “breakthrough” cases are alarming – unless, of course, you look at the numbers. And when you look at the numbers, you start to wonder what’s going on here.

According to Boston Herald, Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports there were 36,723 confirmed breakthrough cases in Massachusetts last week. That’s not a lot, considering that there have been over 4.6 million people vaccinated to date.

Of the 36,723 breakthrough cases, there were 254 deaths. That’s 0.006% of the fully vaccinated population. The average age for sudden death is 82.3 years. Seventy-one percent of all major deaths were from people with pre-existing health conditions.

Only 1,156 Massachusetts breakthrough cases resulted in hospitalizations. That’s 0.03 percent, and 59 percent of them had pre-existing conditions.

Health experts claim that the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are the most vulnerable and are more likely to become a breakthrough case. They urge anyone in these categories to get vaccinated and get vaccinated.

COVID is serious business, but let’s keep calm, look at the numbers and understand that this is not the apocalypse. Oh, and turn off the wired news.

Barry Richard is the host of the Barry Richard Show at 1420 WBSM New Bedford. It can be heard on weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @ BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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Connecticut AG wants to meet with TikTok CEO after latest prank https://northwestmetropolitans.com/connecticut-ag-wants-to-meet-with-tiktok-ceo-after-latest-prank/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:49:27 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/connecticut-ag-wants-to-meet-with-tiktok-ceo-after-latest-prank/ For the second time in less than a month, a Connecticut lawmaker is calling the CEO of TikTok to come to Connecticut to discuss the latest social challenge. A few weeks ago, we told you about a press conference in Hartford by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal to address the TikTok trend of “sneaky licks” and […]]]>

For the second time in less than a month, a Connecticut lawmaker is calling the CEO of TikTok to come to Connecticut to discuss the latest social challenge.

A few weeks ago, we told you about a press conference in Hartford by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal to address the TikTok trend of “sneaky licks” and call for a congressional hearing on this matter.

The “Devious Licks” challenge saw an increase in vandalism in schools, particularly in school toilets. The cases have emerged at high schools across the state, including Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield and Weston High School where, according to CT post, school officials rose up in the face of the epidemic of property damage caused mainly by this TikTok challenge.

Now, a new TikTok challenge has caught the attention of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who is now asking TikTok management to travel to Connecticut to meet with educators and parents to hear and discuss the harmful impact of viral application on mental and physical safety. young people and educators.

The last challenge to trigger this action is called the “Slap A Teacher” challenge. The challenge involves a student calmly approaching a teacher and slapping him. The challenge was scheduled to start in October, but officials associated with TikTok say the challenge hasn’t caught on yet, like some of the previous TikTok challenges.

Either way, the latest challenge asked the Connecticut attorney general to call on TikTok executives to come to Connecticut to see the results of these challenges firsthand.

In a letter sent to the CEO of TikTok by Tong, he states “the damage already done by the ‘Devious Licks’ challenge here in Connecticut, and the possible impact of the latest ‘Slap a Teacher’ challenge puts teachers and students in danger” .

The letter goes on to state that “the last thing everyone in Connecticut needs right now is to flood our school children with targeted social media that encourages lawlessness, self-harm and dangerous pranks.” Tang then ends the letter by inviting the CEO to come to Connecticut to meet with him, parents and educators “to see firsthand the impact these TikTok challenges are having on Connecticut and local communities,” and Tong also wants to hear from the CEO what TikTok will do in the future to protect the young people of the state.

So far, there has been no response from the CEO of TikTok, but according to nbcconnecticut.com, a spokesperson for the company made a statement to the attorney general saying this so-called “challenge” is not a trend on TikTok, but that the company will remove videos promoting such behavior if published .

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Guggenheim secures new president and second black female director https://northwestmetropolitans.com/guggenheim-secures-new-president-and-second-black-female-director/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 23:30:21 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/guggenheim-secures-new-president-and-second-black-female-director/ As the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum struggles to respond to accusations from its own ranks that this is an “unfair work environment that fosters racism,” the museum on Monday appointed a new president, billionaire collector J. Tomilson Hill, and elected his second black administrator, poet, playwright and essayist Claudia rankine. “He is a prescient collector […]]]>

As the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum struggles to respond to accusations from its own ranks that this is an “unfair work environment that fosters racism,” the museum on Monday appointed a new president, billionaire collector J. Tomilson Hill, and elected his second black administrator, poet, playwright and essayist Claudia rankine.

“He is a prescient collector and a very gifted convener,” said Richard Armstrong, director of the museum, in a telephone interview. “I think he is very attached to the role of art in contemporary civilizations.”

Hill joined the board in 2019, the same year he opened the Hill Arts Foundation, a public exhibition and education space in Chelsea. He will become president of the Guggenheim on November 1, succeeding William L. Mack, who served for 16 years and was elected president emeritus.

“You have to go where your passion is,” Hill said in an interview, adding his was in modern and contemporary art. He and his wife, Janine – the director of fraternal affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations – are an in-depth collection of several artists, including Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin and Christopher Wool.

They also collect Renaissance and Baroque bronzes as well as paintings by Old Masters – Hill was the mysterious buyer of an early 17th century canvas presented as a masterpiece rediscovered by Caravaggio. (He also sits on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has said he plans to stay.)

Hill, who from 2007 to 2018 was vice chairman of the Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, said he was strongly committed to the Guggenheim’s efforts to “broaden the definition of how we think we show works. “.

“We’re going to increase the frequency of diverse artists,” he added, “where we can really put our leadership position behind innovation and show the art of lesser-known artists. “

Last year, a letter to the leadership of the Guggenheim signed “The Department of Conservation” demanded immediate and wholesale changes to what it described as “an inequitable work environment that allows for racism, white supremacy. and other discriminatory practices ”.

The museum subsequently approved a plan to deal with these complaints. He also conducted an independent investigation into the management of an exhibition on artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, which was curated by a guest curator, Chaédria LaBouvier, whose treatment at the Guggenheim was mentioned in the letter.

The investigation found no evidence that LaBouvier, who is black, was abused because of her race, but Nancy Spector, the artistic director and chief curator who has been publicly criticized by LaBouvier, left simultaneously after 34 years. at the Museum.

Such commotion “gives you the opportunity to ask a lot of tough questions – many of which are uncomfortable,” said Hill, who previously served as president of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, and the Lincoln Center Theater. (He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Christie’s and the Investment Committee of the Smithsonian Institution; Forbes puts his net value to $ 2.7 billion.)

“The Guggenheim was not doing enough to embrace the notion of DCI,” Hill added, referring to diversity, equity and inclusion. “You have to set very aggressive goals for yourself. We have created a comprehensive game plan and we hold ourselves accountable. “

Additionally, the museum appointed Naomi Beckwith in January as its first black deputy director and chief curator. And in July he appointed Ty woodfolk as the first responsible for culture and inclusion.

Rankine is the second black woman to join the board of directors; the first was Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, photographer and widow of tennis champion Arthur Ashe, who served from 1993 to 1994.

Rankine is the author of five books of poetry, including “Citizen: An American Lyric” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric”; three pieces, including “Help”, which premiered in March 2020 at the Shed in New York; and a recent collection of essays, “Just Us: An American Conversation,” published by Graywolf Press.

“We all struggle with our history, and the history is within us and is racist and white supremacist and we know that,” Rankine said. “So the Guggenheim joins with all the other institutions in this country to update itself on the humanity of the people. “

Hill will also oversee the continued development of the museum’s long-delayed branch in Abu Dhabi, which last month announcement an opening date of 2025.


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Famous October 3, 2021 birthday list features celebs Gwen Stefani, Chubby Checker https://northwestmetropolitans.com/famous-october-3-2021-birthday-list-features-celebs-gwen-stefani-chubby-checker/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/famous-october-3-2021-birthday-list-features-celebs-gwen-stefani-chubby-checker/ Top celebrity birthdays October 3, 2021 Birthday wishes go out to Gwen Stefani, Chubby Checker and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning one year older on October 3, and learn an interesting fact about each one. NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 23: […]]]>

Top celebrity birthdays October 3, 2021

Birthday wishes go out to Gwen Stefani, Chubby Checker and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning one year older on October 3, and learn an interesting fact about each one.

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Singer Gwen Stefani turns 52

Funny anecdote: the voice of DJ Suki in the movie “Trolls”

Neve Campbell, JJ Feild

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Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington Emilia Clarke,

Lena Headey, left to right, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, of the cast of “Game of Thrones” appear on stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Film at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

Actress Lena Headey turns 48

Fun fact: voiced Evil-Lyn in recent ‘Masters of the Universe’ miniseries on Netflix

Seann William Scott

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Actor Seann William Scott turns 45

Fun fact: once worked at a Home Depot before his acting career took off

Tessa thompson

Tessa Thompson attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala celebrating the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” on Monday, September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP)Invision

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Fun Fact: Appeared in episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and its “Private Practice” spin-off, but as a different character on each show

Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson

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Actress Ashlee Simpson turns 37

Fun fact: her middle name is Nicolle

Alicia vikander

Actress Alicia Vikander poses for photographers as she arrives at the premiere of ‘Earthquake Bird’ which is screened as part of the London Film Festival, in central London, on Thursday October 10, 2019 (Photo by Joel C Ryan / Invision / AP)Joel C Ryan / Invision / AP

Actress Alicia Vikander turns 33

Fun fact: set to reprise her role as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider 2”

More celebrities with birthdays today

Composer Steve Reich is 85 years old. Actor Alan Rachins (“Dharma and Greg”) is 79 years old. Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is 72 years old. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 71 years old. Blues singer Keb ‘Mo’ is 70 years old. Actor Hart Bochner (“Breaking Away”) is 65 years old. Actor Peter Frechette (“Profiler”) is 65 years old. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 62 years old. Actor Jack Wagner is 62 years old. Actor Janel Moloney (“The West Wing”) is 52 years old. Backstreet Boys singer Kevin Richardson is 50 years old. Singer G. Love is 49 years old. Actor Keiko Agena (“Gilmore Girls”) is 48 years old. Singer India.Arie is 46 years old. Rapper Talib Kweli is 46 years old. Actor Alanna Ubach (“Legally Blonde” films) is 46 years old Actor Shannyn Sossamon (“Moonlight” from television, “The Rules of Attraction” from the film) is 43 years old. Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is 42 years old. Hinder guitarist Mark King is 39 years old. Country singer Cherrill Green of Edens Edge is 38 years old. Country singer Drake White is 38. Actor Meagan Holder (“Pitch”) is 37 years old. Actor Christopher Marquette (“Barry”, “Joan of Arcadia”) is 37 years old. Rapper A $ AP Rocky is 33 years old. Actor Noah Schnapp (“Stranger Things”) is 17 years old.

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Thomas Wolfe, novelist

Harvey Kurtzman, founding editor of Mad magazine

Gore Vidal, author

Al Sharpton, civil rights activist (67)

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Julia robert

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Alisa B. Funkfest will take place on Friday. Black History Exhibition [Spotlight] – Reading eagle https://northwestmetropolitans.com/alisa-b-funkfest-will-take-place-on-friday-black-history-exhibition-spotlight-reading-eagle/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 09:39:48 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/alisa-b-funkfest-will-take-place-on-friday-black-history-exhibition-spotlight-reading-eagle/ Groove masters ft. Bennie Sims and Cliff Starkey, and Erich Cawalla’s Uptown Band, collaborated once again with Alisa B. Memorial Funk Fest on Alisa B with the Reading Musical Foundation. Benefit from the Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will take place Friday from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Beneficial Association in […]]]>

Groove masters ft. Bennie Sims and Cliff Starkey, and Erich Cawalla’s Uptown Band, collaborated once again with Alisa B. Memorial Funk Fest on Alisa B with the Reading Musical Foundation. Benefit from the Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will take place Friday from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Beneficial Association in Hyde Park.

This annual event began in 2013. It was originally the idea of ​​Reading Fightin Phils and the Reading Musical Foundation, which was conceived as a way to bring the community together to support “All About the Music of Burks” .

Alisa B. Anderson has shared the limelight with many bands, especially the legendary Groovemasters based in Berks County. She was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer at the end of 2014, but she fought to the end with the show with elegance and dignity until she finally lost the fight just before the funkfest. 2015. I did.

Since 2015, the event has been a tribute to the talented and energetic soul of Alisa B., with each group paying tribute to her and teaming up on stage at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $ 15 upfront at www.theuptownband.com by calling 610-781-8312 or emailing theuptownband @ comcast.net. If it’s still available, it costs $ 20 at the door.

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The Berks History Center, in collaboration with the Black Cultural Collection and Resource Center at Albright College, unveiled a new exhibit titled “On My Honor – The Remarkable Life of Clarence L. Hubert”.

In 2018, Albright College received a comprehensive collection of artifacts and archival material from Reading, the Central African and American Museum in Pennsylvania. Over the past two years, museum staff and internships have created a comprehensive inventory of the collection, cataloging over 2,500 objects that show the vast history of African American culture both locally and nationally.

The permanent storage and exhibition space for the collection is located in the Albright College Library and is slated for renovation in the fall of 2023. Meanwhile, the BCCRC and BHC have teamed up to draw attention to some local stories from the collection.

The first is in honor of Clarence L. Hubert, mentor and leader in the local community.

A native of reading, Hubert grew up in the early 1900s, joined the Boy Scout at the age of 12, and has been a Scout for 82 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II and later became a devoted employee of Reading Railway.

After his retirement, Hubert deepened his involvement in the community, notably by becoming an advisor to Frank L. Gilyard Sr. (1930-2013), the founder of the Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum.

Visitors can view the exhibits Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BHC Museum. The collection will be on display in the hall until February. For more information, please contact us at 610-375-4375.

Delivered

Author Molly Peacock reveals the world of artist and native reading Mary Hiester Reid by interweaving elements of biography, memoir and art history in “Flower Diary: Mary Hiester.” ・ Reed draws, travel, get married, open the door “has been published.

Now often forgotten, Reed paved the way for the North American art scene of the day, balancing his successful career as a painter with his Edwardian marriage.

Born in Reading in 1854, Reed decided to become a painter and left the school of design for women to enter the world of male art. From 1883 to 1885, she studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she met her future husband, Canadian artist George Agnew Reid.

Throughout her career, she created more than 300 still lifes and breathtaking landscapes and was well known to the American giants of the Arts and Crafts movement.

But sadly, nearly 100 years after his death on October 4, 1921, his work was almost forgotten.

Peacock brought Reed, a trailblazer to painters like Georgia O’Keeffe, out of the shadows, revealing a fascinating and complex woman who claimed the right to live as a married artist rather than a tragic heroine.

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Reading Fightin Phils is the 7th annual $ 1,000 Battle of the Bands, a free day for live music and family to be held at FirstEnergy Stadium from 1 pm to 4 pm on October 23. We accept registrations.

Justice Brothers will act as house group and local original / cover groups will be invited to the T-Mobile performance stage as band members. Each group takes about 15-20 minutes on stage. We welcome music of all ages and genres, whether original or cover.

With a stage backline, String Tree & Ron Procopio Guitars will be offering $ 1,000 in cash prizes split between the top three groups.

Space is limited. To apply, please contact Todd Hunsicker by email at thunsicker @ fightins.com.

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The Burks Opera Company’s multimedia presentation series Unleash Your Inner Opera Fan will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Wyomissing Public Library and is linked to the HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera Live. The opera was “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky and Friday’s performance was titled “It’s not always a good thing to be a Czar” or “The History of Russia 101”, with tenor Aaron Scarberry and pianist Caleb Flick. Will appear. The presentation will include an introduction to Met Live on the “Boris Godunov” HD show, which airs Saturday at 12:55 pm on Fox Berkshire in Wyomissing. Admission to the Friday presentation is $ 20 for adults and seniors, and $ 10 for students and those under 30. Reservations are recommended by calling Berks Opera (484-752-2462) or by emailing berksoperacompany@gmail.com. Cash or checks are accepted at the door.

From left to right, Fleetwood Community Theater ‘Sweet Delai Swim Club features Tara Sands, Lean Zetrumoyer, Melissa Mountain, Katie Decario and Lauradian Stewart.

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The Fleetwood Community Theater will present its fourth work of the year, “Sweet Delilah Swim Club”, at the Evergreen German Club on Hartz Road 415 in the Township of Lascom Manor from October 15-17.

Originally titled “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Sweet Delilah Swim Club” is a comedy by Jesse Jones, Nick Pope and Jamie Wooton set in a seaside cabin in Outer Banks, North Carolina. With their varsity swim team, set aside a long weekend each August to recharge those relationships. The storyline focuses on four weekends and spans 33 years.

Stars of Laura D. Stewart, Katie DeCario, Melissa Mountain, Tara Sands and LeAnne Zettlemoyer.

The CTF and Evergreen are helping each other recover from the pandemic shutdown since August 2020. Evergreen offers spaces and concessions, and the CTF offers entertainment on weekends.

Screening hours are 7:30 p.m. on October 15 and 16 and 3:00 p.m. on October 17. All performances will take place under the Evergreen Pavilion. A heater is provided for added comfort, but don’t hesitate to bring a blanket and robe depending on the weather. One hour before the show, the restaurant doors will open.

Tickets are sold at Fleetwoodcommunitytheatre.com/tickets.. Student tickets (Kindergarten to Grade 12) are $ 10 online and $ 12 on show days. Adult tickets are $ 12 online and show days are $ 15.

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