NFL Legend Eddie George Begins Performances in Chicago

first_imgThere’s a new Prince of the Courtroom at the Ambassador Theatre! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in Chicago on January 12; he is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 28.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Chicago Related Showslast_img read more

Vermont Quadricentennial Commission Endorses Events for 2009

first_imgVermont Quadricentennial Commission Endorses Events for 2009MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission Events Committee has given the green light to more than 40 event proposals for the 2009 celebration that will honor the anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s arrival to the lake in 1609. Application review and approval is ongoing with even more events anticipated to be added over the next several weeks and months.While the year-long celebration will feature several unique, special events in and around the Champlain Valley, the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial will also feature existing events that explore Quadricentennial themes. Events recently approved for the Quadricentennial celebration include the Regatta for Lake Champlain, the Winooski River Sojourn, Teddy Roosevelt Day in Isle La Motte and the D’Olobaratz Voyage, which is a weekend race between re-created French and British longboats on Lake Champlain.”Many fellow Vermonters who are deeply passionate about this historic occasion have volunteered their time to organize festivals, educational initiatives and infrastructure improvements,” said Bruce Hyde, chair of the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we want Vermonters and visitors to experience all that our wonderful state has to offer in 2009 and in years to come.”The event proposals approved in this first wave of applications by the Events Committee by will be included in the first promotional flyer to accompany a Vermont delegation to France in May to commemorate when Samuel de Champlain left France for North America. The flyer will also be distributed by the Schooner Lois McClure’s crew as she heads north for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebration in July. This information will be printed in both French and English.”The goal of the commission is to promote a variety of annual Vermont events that will have a Quadricentennial twist for 2009,” said Commission member Marilyn Cormier, who chairs the Commemoration and Events Committee. “There are dozens of outstanding events held in Vermont year after year, and we look forward to working together to make 2009 a great success.”The 26-member commission and dozens of volunteers are working together to organize events, educational components, infrastructure improvements and cultural exhibits that will take place in the Lake Champlain Basin and around Vermont. The one-time signature events will be supported by successful fundraising by Johnston Consulting, on behalf of The Champlain 400 Legacy Fund Inc., a nonprofit corporation created to support the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission.Vermonters celebrated the Tercentennary in 1909 and the 350th anniversary in 1959. The Quadricentennial is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Vermont throughout 2009.”We see the 400th anniversary as a remarkable opportunity for some of Vermonts finest companies, as well as national brands, to forever link their message to an historic event organized by a state that deeply values its history, culture, natural resources and its impact on future generations,” Cormier said.For more information, visit www.celebratechamplain.org/events(link is external).###last_img read more

Messi: Break could help us in title push

first_img read also:Messi trains under Setien’s guidance after surprise claim Talking to Sport, Messi admitted that: “Maybe this pause in play will end up benefiting us, but let’s see if the competitions we’re in can get started again first. “Then we will be able to see the level we are at or how far we can go once we get started again.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona captain, Leo Messi, is upbeat on their season prospects once it resumes. La Liga stopped in March due to the pandemic after Barça had moved back to the top of La Liga, although the sensations from the team’s previous games were not especially good. In Europe, they had drawn with Napoli and they had to beat them at Camp Nou to reach the last eight of the Champions League (the game didn’t go ahead as planned in the end).Advertisement Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever Loading… last_img read more

Julio Urias focused on Dodgers, won’t talk about city attorney, MLB decisions

first_imgUrias will have to maintain that clean record for the next year, attend a hearing with the city attorney and complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program. MLB has kept its investigation technically open in case new information comes to light but has levied no disciplinary action on Urias.The 22-year-old left-hander has made three relief appearances since being reinstated from administrative leave following the May 13 incident. The first was very good – he pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two in Pittsburgh. But he did not pitch well at home.In his first appearance at Dodger Stadium since the incident, Urias gave up back-to-back home runs to the first two batters he faced and hits to the first four. Three days later, he gave up a game-tying two-run home run to Bryce Harper. The Dodgers rallied to win both games.In both cases, Urias was greeted mostly with cheers by the home fans. Concern about how he might be received by fans had nothing to do with the two poor outings, he said.“I just missed some pitches,” Urias said. “Harper is a really good ballplayer. He hadn’t got me before. He got me that time. Before that, it was the same thing. I just missed some pitches and you can’t miss pitches at this level or they’ll make you pay. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PHOENIX — Both Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles city attorney’s office have investigated the incident involving Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias and his girlfriend three weeks ago and decided to take no action.But Urias would not comment on those decisions and what sense of relief they might have brought for him after three weeks of uncertainty.“I can’t talk about that. I just focus on pitching,” Urias said through an interpreter.The city attorney cited three reasons for conditionally deferring prosecution on the suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery – no physical injury was caused, the woman involved “at no point indicated to either the uniformed police officers or to civilian witnesses that she believed she was a victim” and Urias’ lack of prior criminal conduct.center_img Among Tuesday’s picks were Butler right-hander Ryan Pepiot (third round), UC Irvine third baseman Brandon Lewis (fourth round) and Stanford right-hander Jack Little (fifth round).Lewis was a two-time all-conference selection at L.A. Pierce College before transferring to UCI, where he tied the school record with 14 home runs this season. He hit .315, reached base safely in 36 consecutive games and led the Big West Conference in runs scored, doubles and RBIs.Little was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection. He tied the Stanford school record with 16 saves as a sophomore last year then went 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA and nine saves this season.The draft continues with the final 30 rounds Wednesday.REHAB GAMEAustin Barnes began a brief rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Tuesday night, going 1 for 3 with an RBI single and a run scored. Barnes caught five innings from Josiah Gray (a right-handed prospect who was obtained as part of last winter’s Reds-Dodgers).Out for a week with a mild groin strain, Barnes is expected to play one more game for the Quakes then join the Dodgers in San Francisco this weekend when he is eligible to come off the Injured List.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda, 7-2, 3.61 ERA) at Diamondbacks (RHP Jon Duplantier, 1-0, 3.18 ERA), Wednesday, 12:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “Every time I go out there, I just try to do my job and try to give everything I can and sometimes I just miss pitches.”That job could have been more difficult to do with potential criminal charges or a suspension hanging over his head. But Urias said he was able to maintain his focus on the field.“I think I’ve had challenges in the past,” Urias said. “I pitched against Christian Yelich in the playoffs. I pitched against Atlanta. Some situations are tough but you have to know how to pitch in those tough situations.”HANDLE WITH CAREJustin Turner was back in the starting lineup Monday after missing four games with an accumulation of issues with his legs – a foul ball off his left shin on May 17 and a mild hamstring strain last Wednesday. But he was out of the lineup again Tuesday as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged Turner will be handled with an extra level of caution in the hope that nothing escalates into a more severe problem.“I think it’s going to be a couple weeks,” Roberts said. “Just to kind of get out of the woods with that.”The option of putting Turner on the Injured List and shutting him down entirely for 10 days or more was not an attractive one, Roberts said.“He’s just too valuable off the bench,” Roberts said. “If there’s a spot, a big spot, he’s one of your best bats. … To have him in a big-leverage spot, we have no one who can do that.”DRAFT TALKThe Dodgers made eight selections on the second day of the draft Tuesday, taking college players in the third through 10th rounds.Texas high school right-hander Jimmy Lewis (the Dodgers’ second-round pick Monday) is the only high school player the Dodgers have taken so far in the draft.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more