Culture Movies & TV Whitney Way Thore and Todd Beasley are on the road teaching their Big Girls Dance Class tour, but things aren’t going as planned. Todd is messing up steps and Whitney can’t tell if he’s doing it on purpose since he’s confident that he knows the choreography. Worse, people in the crowd, who are taking the class for the first time, are noticing that Todd is messing up the routine. “I really wish that I didn’t have to worry about Todd’s performance on top of everything else. I wish that I could just teach but I don’t have the luxury right now,” she says in a sneak-peek clip obtained by Newsweek. “A member of the class called Todd out on messing up the choreography,” Whitney adds. “Like, I’m confused because he actually knew this choreography so is he trying to play me? Is he trying to test me? Like now is not the time.” The tour hasn’t been going as planned, with too many … [Read more...] about ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Spoilers: Is Todd Purposely Messing Up Whitney’s Choreography on Big Girl Dance Class Tour?
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Mayor London Breed wasn’t on November’s ballot, but holy hell did she lose this election. Moderate Democrat candidates Breed endorsed in contentious Board of Supervisors races lost by solid margins to progressive-leaning Dems. And, of course, Proposition C won handily. That measure, which will tax wealthy businesses to help solve our homeless crisis, was backed to the tune of roughly $10 million by — of all people! — Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Though granted he is a San Francisco native, who expected a literal representation of the Monopoly man to be more in touch with the will of San Franciscans than the mayor? Her picks to lead District 6, Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss, lost. Her pick to lead District 4, Jessica Ho, appears to have lost. The neighborhoods of San Francisco resoundingly rejected Breed’s recommendations. It’s a fascinating development for our mayor, whose own election was won in a squeak against Supervisor Jane Kim and former … [Read more...] about Breed may not have been on the ballot, but she lost this election big time
Story By: Toni Woodruff, Reporter October 12, 2018 Filed under Dance, Entertainment, Fresno The Big Fresno Fair welcomed back McCoy Hip-Hop, a dance group from McCoy Talent Gallery and its Kids Basic Karate, an anti-bullying program, on Oct. 6. Run by siblings Ken and Deborah, the McCoy Talent Gallery provides a host of programs and classes for all ages and interests and has been performing at the Big Fresno Fair for more than 20 years. “People come every year to see us,” Deborah McCoy said. “So I have to bring a more advanced game, something more exciting, something people will look forward to.” Amongst the many performances at the fair, the Kids Basic Karate is something new to watch. Ken McCoy, director of the Kids Basic Karate, said this experience was “ great and something different.” He added that the group tries to teach “self control and self discipline.” Asia Smith, CEO of ASJ Productions is a member of the Kids Basic Karate … [Read more...] about Big Times Are Back at The Fresno Fair
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Food Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKim Severson May 29, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Dolester Miles bought a pair of black slacks and a sequined blouse to wear to the James Beard Foundation awards ceremony in Chicago this month. She wanted to look nice, even though she didn’t think she was going to be chosen pastry chef of the year. She was up against some heavy hitters. There was Margarita Manzke, whose desserts at the bistro République were declared “terrific” by Jonathan Gold in The Los Angeles Times, and Meg Galus of Boka in Chicago, whose recipes made use of toasted milk and the funk of fermented black lime. Why in the world would the 600 or so Beard Foundation voters pick a self-taught, 61-year-old cook from a small steel-making town who has spent the past 30 years making Southern-influenced desserts for the same Alabama … [Read more...] about An Alabama Chef and Her Beloved Desserts Hit the Big Time
By Marc Levy Monday, May 28, 2018Monday Campfire. Festival from noon to 11 p.m. at Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Daily passes are $10. Passim’s twice-a-year homegrown festival of Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk and related musical styles winds down Memorial Day weekend with a full 23 musical acts (including Isa Burke, in a photo by Louise Bichan). The all-ages event, now in its 20th year, has a full schedule here. Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Plough & Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. Each showcase in this semi-regular series features solo artists playing original material. This week’s featured performers are Reilly Somach, Kelly Vargas and Suzanne Friedman. Information is here. Tuesday Comedy open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Middle East Corner, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. Comedians of all levels take to the Middle East corner cafe stage to perform a quick set; audiences … [Read more...] about A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: River Fest, Grolier Fest, Big Gay Dance Party