It's a new year, which means another new class of composers and performers worth keeping an ear on for 2022. This sophomore class is a mix of happy discoveries and several dozen enthusiastic nominations from last year's inaugural list of "21 for '21" artists, which included such breakthrough creators as Randall Goosby, Angélica Negrón and Christopher Cerrone. This year's selection represents a diverse variety of composers, performers and artists hitting their stride with work that resonates with the right now. - Carlos Simon The trope of the cloistered composer is a tried and true archetype - the solitary soul flanked by stacks of scores in the dark study of a secluded home, squinting at notation while sitting at a keyboard dusted with spent erasers. As a cliche, it's got its charms. But Carlos Simon, the Kennedy Center's composer-in-residence, just hits different. Simon, 35, strikes me as the very model of a modern major composer: an artist whose windows are thrown wide open to … [Read more...] about 22 for ’22: Composers and performers to watch this year
Half Moon Bay | Neighbor News | Mar 2015 Shaboo Tales: Life-O-Meter Despite his current sadness, Mervin learns that the more he feels, the more beautiful and complete life becomes. Shaboo Prints , Neighbor Thank Share Half Moon Bay | Neighbor News | Nov 2014 Lucille's List - A New Website for Senior Housing Lucille’s List, a new website, has a fresh vision for the oftentimes difficult and time consuming search for senior housing. Lucille's List , Neighbor Thank Share Half Moon Bay | News | Sep 2014 HMBHS Cheerleaders to Hold Fundraiser Monday They'll be working for tips at Princeton Seafood Company Bea Karnes , Patch Staff Thank Share Half Moon Bay | Neighbor News | Jul 2014 We're hiring! Lara … [Read more...] about Half Moon Bay Local Voices News
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state Senate majority leader said Monday that a partisan stalemate remains unbroken on a new map of congressional district boundaries for the state, and she predicted that the state’s highest court will end up settling the matter. Pennsylvania, like most other states, must redraw its congressional district boundaries to account for a decade of demographic shifts in time for 2022’s elections. READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, told a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon that Senate Republicans have tried unsuccessfully thus far to broker an agreement between the Republican-controlled House, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic lawmakers. “It just comes down to we can’t agree, the governor’s going to veto anything that’s not what he produced and the courts will end up drawing maps,” Ward said. As recently as … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Stalemated On Congressional Map, Top Senator Says
The upcoming Batgirl film has cast DC’s first transgender character with actor Ivory Aquino now set to play Batgirl’s best friend, Alysia Yeoh. In the super-woke DC comic book series, Alysia Yeoh is the best friend of Barbara Gordon — Batgirl’s alter ego — and an out-and-proud, transgender bartender. Aquino is best known for the activist LGBTQ series When We Rise , and portraying trans rights activist Cecilia Chung, according to Deadline. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ivory Aquino (@msivoryaquino) While Yeoh will play Warner’s first DC trans on the big screen, trans actor Nicole Maines was the comic book giant’s first onscreen trans character when TV’s Supergirl introduced the character Dreamer in 2018. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nicole Maines (@nicoleamaines) Batgirl is set to debut on … [Read more...] about Transgender Actor Ivory Aquino Set to Play DC’s First Trans Character in ‘Batgirl’ Movie
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — County-USC Medical Center officials have established a memorial fund in honor of nurse Sandra Shells after being overwhelmed with love and support since her death. (credit: Los Angeles County) READ MORE: Free Drive-Through COVID Test Site Opens In Whittier Shells, 70, died after being attacked while waiting at a bus stop near Union Station on Jan. 13. She was taken to the very hospital where she worked as an emergency room nurse, County-USC Medical Center. A homeless man, Kerry Bell, has been charged with her murder . READ MORE: NFL, LA County Go On Public Education Blitz To Block COVID From Super Bowl Festivities The county said it established the Sandra Shells Memorial Fund to help her family, and assist other families who have been affected by violence. A moving video was also released Tuesday, showing hospital staff standing at attention as Shells’ body was draped with an American flag and taken away to the coroner’s office. … [Read more...] about ‘She Led With Love, Kindness, And Compassion’: County Establishes Sandra Shells Memorial Fund In Honor Of Slain Nurse
CHICAGO—Melissa Ortega, a third-grader at Chicago’s Emiliano Zapata Academy, moved to the U.S. with her mother just six months ago. After making their way from Mexico to California, the two settled in the Windy City, where much of their family already lived. But instead of a new beginning in America, Araceli Leaños is now preparing to bury her young daughter. On Sunday, the 8-year-old Ortega was killed by a stray bullet when a gang member tried to gun down a rival in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, police said, identifying the girl for the first time since the shooting. “Like many immigrants, Melissa hoped for a better life here: she wanted to learn English, she wanted to experience Chicago snow, she wanted to get a build-a-bear, she wanted to make Tik Tok dances with her friends,” the family said in a statement first provided to ABC7. “At age 8, she was a girl full of hope and had her whole life ahead of her. She sought to achieve the American Dream but was instead … [Read more...] about Her Name Is Melissa Ortega. She Was Killed by a Stray Bullet.
LONDON — Asking British people their views on “ The Crown ” is like asking what they think of the real-life royal family; like them or loathe them, everyone has an opinion. The release of the fourth season of Netflix’s opulent drama about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked an especially large flurry of reactions in the British press and social media, since the season spans not just a tumultuous period for the royal family, but also a divisive time in British politics. It also sees the introduction of two key figures in 20th-century British life: Margaret Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) and Diana, Princess of Wales (Emma Corrin). Below is a roundup of how Britons have been reacting to the new season, including complaints about Prince Charles’s fishing technique and concerns about the impact on the real royal family. Emma Corrin wows Corrin’s portrayal of Diana has impressed British critics , and those who knew the princess have also voiced their … [Read more...] about How Britain Is Reacting to ‘The Crown,’ Season 4