Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Will Be Adapted for the Big Screen

first_img Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows View Comments Take good care of our baby! Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is heading to a movie theater near you, produced by Tom Hanks’ production company and released by Sony Pictures. The New York Times reports that Douglas McGrath, who wrote the book for the show, will pen the screenplay. Casting has not been announced; Chilina Kennedy recently took over from Tony winner Jessie Mueller as King on the Great White Way.The movie adaptation will also be produced by Paul Blake, the Broadway incarnation’s lead producer, along with Mamma Mia! film producer Gary Goetzman.Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. The production, directed by Marc Bruni, currently also features Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein. The tuner has also recently opened in London’s West End. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-PIRATES-CARDINALSTucker sparks Pirates in 4-3 win over Cardinals ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cole Tucker drove in the go-ahead run and also scored in extra innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 in a doubleheader opener Thursday. — The NHL has postponed the next two days of playoff games. There has been criticism from Black players who said the league was slow to acknowledge the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The joint decision reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games.— Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. The teams were inspired by NBA players who decided against playing to protest racial injustice. MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADE Mariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cashSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. The trade was announced Thursday, about three hours before Walker had been scheduled to start the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. The first game of the doubleheader was a makeup of Wednesday night’s game, which was postponed after Mariners players voted not to play to protest the shooting of a Black man by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.(backslash)Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS No. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injuryUNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists.Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. He also suffered a serious knee injury in last season’s Southeastern Conference championship game loss to LSU. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment. NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. The U.S. Tennis Association quietly posted the women’s and men’s singles draws online. The draw was announced on the same day all matches in the Western & Southern Open. being played at the U.S. Open site because of the pandemic, were called off following Osaka’s decision to drop out of her semifinal in response to the shooting of a Black man by police in Wisconsin. Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu.The defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play, though, and was drawn to face 107th-ranked Damir Dzhumhur in the first round. Associated Press President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:—The New York Mets and Miami Marlins jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate as they chose not to play. Mets outfielder Dominic Smith — a Black man who wept Wednesday night while discussing the shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin — led New York onto the field. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds. Both teams then left the field, leaving only the black T-shirt at home.— The Oakland Athletics have decided not to play their series finale at Texas to show support for calls for racial justice. Oakland’s decision not to play Thursday night came a day after three Major League Baseball games were postponed in response to the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin last weekend. Update on the latest sportscenter_img August 27, 2020 RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. He added in a statement that a group of players at the NBA bubble at Disney World would hold a video conference with representatives of the owners, including Michael Jordan, and National Basketball Players Association to discuss the next steps. NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGEJaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for changeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice. In other NFL news:—The missing father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father.— San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd round The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one, and Tucker scored automatic runner Jarrod Dyson with a single off John Gant. Pittsburgh added two more runs with two outs on an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. St. Louis scored on a sacrifice fly by Kolten Wong and single by Paul Goldschmidt that bounced off Rodriguez. It was the fifth extra-inning game this season for Pittsburgh and the first for St. Louis. This was the Pirates first victory in the new format, and dating to last season, they had lost 11 straight extra-inning games. In other Thursday action:— Wil Myers hit a walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the seven-run seventh inning for the San Diego Padres, who got two homers and four RBIs from Manny Machado in beating the Seattle Mariners 10-7 in the first game of a doubleheader. The first game was a makeup of Wednesday night’s game, which was postponed after the Mariners voted unanimously not to play as a protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. —Clayton Kershaw struck out four over six scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 7-0 a day after he spoke out in support of his Black teammates as the clubs decided not to play in protest of racial injustice. AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. The souvenir ball was quickly retrieved, authenticated and put in a protective box. The men’s quarterfinals could be Djokovic vs. No. 7 seed David Goffin; No. 2 Dominic Thiem vs. No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut; No. 3 Daniil Medvedev vs. No. 6 Matteo Berrettini; and No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 5 Alexander Zverev.The U.S. Open begins Monday.last_img read more

Serbian giants Vojvodina still keen on signing Ghana’s Stephen Appiah

first_imgSerbian giants Vojvodina Novi Sad have not given up hope of re-engaging former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah on permanent basis, Goal.com Ghana can reveal.“I know Appiah is still on our cards, it has been difficult getting him to play for us again because of his huge status,” the club’s manager Zlatomir Zargocic told the team’s website.“I hope a deal will be struck soon because he is an important player who can greatly help our quest for trophies.”Appiah aided the club to Europa League play-offs during his four-month subject to renewal contract which he was receiving $25,000 a week, but has not renewed the contract after it ended.The former Fenerbahce man is currently a transfer target of clubs in UAE, Qatar and China.last_img read more

Around 75 attend Cowley College Sumner Campus meeting this morning

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Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 204 weeks ago I wonder what the hidden tax breaks the college will get that won’t be divulged until after the elections are over. Some little birdie said that our property taxes are going up and we will be told after the elections. I think these would be good for Wellington but with all the anti-tax people in Wellington this little birdie won’t fly. Report Reply 4 replies · active 204 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down GREAT ComPLAINer · 204 weeks ago I’m sooo offended the architectural elevation has mountains in the background! Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down notlla · 204 weeks ago No commitment on exact location . I guess Mulvane could probably snake in some more Sumner county land and put it by the casino. So much for shop well in Wellington. Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 204 weeks ago This statement, if accurate, left me a bit concerned: “If passed, Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College, said the money will go toward the construction of the campus and the operation cost sustainability of the campus over a 10-year period. By that time the voters will need to decide the funding mechanism thereafter.” What is the plan after 10 years? Shouldn’t the plan be self-sustainability at that point? My impression of the ballot question is that this is how we get this started, and the only time we’re going to be asked to fund the college through special incentives. The statement above leads me to believe that we might get hit again in 10 years. I’m hoping someone might be able to clarify. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for Wellington, and am in full support of the sales tax plan, but if the college can never be self-supported, then we might be barking up the wrong tree. Report Reply 9 replies · active 203 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 204 weeks ago Im all for the college coming here…we need this for our families…yes sales tax may go up to help fund it but well worth it…As for property taxes going up…you should be use to that…they go up every year…no matter what….its frustrating because the money Sumner county got from the casino was to help keep our taxes lower I thought…but the year it went down…then right back up…frustrating as heck…but you either deal with it or you leave town.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Former Wellingtonian · 204 weeks ago Sales taxes are very regressive and hit low income earners harder. Also, if the college cannot be self sustaining after 10 years, the citizens are taking on a huge responsibility to keep it going. Just two things to consider before voting on it. I have no dog in this fight however, and am happy to sit back and see what the citizens decide. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down concerns · 204 weeks ago With colleges going to more and more online classes. My concern is there really a need for a campus? Report Reply 2 replies · active 204 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Guest · 204 weeks ago I already go out of town for most purchases because of our high sales tax. If this passes, I will most likely not shop here any longer. You cannot continue to raise everything in a city EXCEPT the overall income of those who live there. Report Reply 3 replies · active 204 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 204 weeks ago In a bygone era remembered by some, there was an opportunity to locate CCCC here rather than Arkansas City. The older folks regret and think it was a BIG mistake that Sumner County passed on it at that time. Please don’t make the same mistake again! Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down VVeteran · 204 weeks ago A few things need clarifying for Jessica Lucas, John Munro, SuCo Pride, and Concerned Citizen: The Sumner County Commission minutes @ http://www.co.sumner.ks.us/ElectedOfficials/Commi… contain most of the answers to certain questions. For instance, Jessica is wrong when she stated it was the County Commission who suggested sales tax issue. It was Dr. Rittle though SCEDC Director Davis stating CCCC would entertain a sales tax question on Nov. ballot. Try Aug. 2, 2016 for that minute info. For others, it is not likely a 1/2% sales tax can sustain for a period of 10 years without supplementing. No one has yet stipulated where all the millions of dollars are supposed to be gained (other than a guess). Someone may wish to e-mail Jessica and ask one simple question: Does Cowley County maintain a mill levy to support CCCC collected through property tax or school mill levies? That is where this is headed in 10 years. For those disbelieving a tax increase is coming next year (CueBall), try the Aug. 15, 2016 minutes. Mill levy increase of 4.615 mills this year, it was increased last year 1.974 mills for a total mill increase over 2 years of 6.589. Estimated county valuations is just short of $247 million, up from $244.817 million. It’s all there for people to read. By the way, I reviewed all the County Commission minutes today, and SCEDC Director Stacy Davis used executive sessions to discuss financial affairs or trade secrets, partnerships, trusts, and individual proprietorships 10 times from Jan. 1-Sept 6, 2016. Transparency will not exits in local government unless someone stops using executive sessions to discuss matters that are germane to public interest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — More than 75 people attended the Cowley College Sumner Campus kickoff breakfast this morning at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington.It was also the first event that featured drawings of the proposed campus.Cowley College is proposing to build a Sumner campus in Wellington providing the half-cent sales tax question is approved by voters. The question will be on the November 8 general election ballot.If passed, Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College, said the money will go toward the construction of the campus and the operation cost sustainability of the campus over a 10-year period. By that time the voters will need to decide the funding mechanism thereafter.There was still no commitment of the exact location of the campus, nor a dollar figure presented. But the digital renderings did show that the campus will be a newly built facility that will require some space. There are no plans to build dorms.Much of what was presented, had been spoken about before concerning the benefits of having the campus here. This time, though, it included testimonies from various people of the community.Lori Day, an executive for GKN Aerospace in Wellington, said the proposed campus is essential for this company’s machining training.“We are really, really excited with the opportunity to train employees and future employees right here in Wellington,” Day said. “The opportunities for us is long term and strategic.”Wellington vocational agriculture instructor Linda Chase said the opportunity to teach agriculture classes here is exciting. Her students are now traveling 23 miles to Mulvane and that limits student participation.Argonia Superintendent Julie Dolley said currently it takes an Argonia student 65 miles to drive to Ark City to attend a class. She said she is excited about a proposed campus in Wellington which would cut that travel time more than half.Rittle said Wellington was chosen for the campus because it is the center of the county and is readily available to everyone in the county within a 25-mile radius.Rittle also estimated that the Wellington campus will have 800 full-time enrollment students at the Wellington campus. Right now he said there are 555 students enrolled at either Ark City and Mulvane.Stacy Davis, Sumner County Economic Director, said the new dollars generated from such a campus is phenomenal. There will be $48.5 million in federal money, $14.7 million in shared money, and $12.9 million in new job creation to Sumner County. She said an estimated $2.6 million of new money will be pumped into the economy.She also said a Sumner County campus will increase the communities’ economic productivity and earning capacity, and stem local entrepreneurship.“Let me assure you, I have a good relationship with site selectors, whose jobs are to look at various prospective locations for their industries,” Davis said. “They are very, very excited about having a college campus here.”Rittle said Cowley County is currently No. 11 of over 100 counties in Kansas in creating new manufacturing jobs. He attributed it to Cowley College’s campus presence in Ark City. Someone asked about how to sell to the ‘legacy’ voter – those who no longer have children in college.Rittle said the campus will be readily available for any civic group to host events and helping their grandchildren with costs.State Rep. candidate Anita Judd-Jenkins said in the last 40 years, seven new buildings have been built in Ark City for the Cowley Campus including four dormitories. She said over the years Ark City not only has a larger number of skilled employees but also have a group of students who stay in the community and become working members of the retail and marketing sector.The cost of college was brought up and Riddle emphasized that a large percentage of students go to Cowley to keep their college costs down instead of going to a four-year institution right off the bat.Someone asked to compare the Mulvane campus to the one proposed in Wellington. Rittle said the Wellington campus will be four times bigger and will have significantly more classes.Jessica Lucas, who is a the campaign manager for the Cowley-Sumner Campus proposal, said she thinks the vote will be very close and it will require everyone in the room to go out and convince others to vote yes.“Rural communities are increasingly aging and people are making less money. This is part of an effort to reduce this trend,” Lucas said about the proposed campus. “If we do nothing and vote this down, the cost of living here is going to continue to go up, but it will be spread among fewer people.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more