THE MIX: Top picks for Aurora, Denver metro entertainment

first_imgONSTAGEChip Winn Wells (left) and Rachel Bouchard in a scene from the Vintage Theatre production of “Always a Bridesmaid.” DenverMind MediaAlways A Bridesmaid 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets are $32 at the door. Call 303-856-7830 for more information.The long-standing tradition of the rhythmically predictable American sitcom hasn’t been killed off just yet. At least, not at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. Ceaseless punchlines? Check. Excessive eye-rolling and exaggerated frowns? By the bucketload. Crass, hollow jokes about love, sex and marriage? Naturally. The only missing ingredient that would have turned The Vintage’s current summer production into an 8 p.m. front runner is a laugh track. Well, that and a campy, brassy theme song accompanied by 30 to 60 seconds of goofy glances at the camera and an undue number of aerial shots of fill-in the blank-coastal city. Though slightly predictable, “Bridesmaid,” which is shooting for its penultimate weekend starting Aug. 21, is a goofily comical take on recurring wedding preparation. Starring Cindy Hall, Suzanne Nepi, Kathi Wood, Cindy Ladadio-Hill and Rachel Bouchard, the 90-minute romp plays out quite a bit like a “Golden Girls” episode, which, honestly is sorta great — in doses. So, thank you for being a Bridesmaid, or something.Clarence Darrow for the Defense 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets are $25. Call 303-739-1970 or visit for more information.Eat your hearts out, legal wonks and history nerds. One of the most decorated American lawyers of all time — outside of Charlie Kelly and his burgeoning bird law practice, that is —Clarence Darrow took part in some of the most well known, yet infamous, trials of the early 20th century, including the Scopes “Monkey” trial as well as that for thrill killers Leopold and Loeb. This new Slingshot Theatre production at The Aurora Fox Arts Center walks through some of Darrow’s more notable lifetime achievements and takes audiences to a time in American history when he was busy carving out the niche of “sophisticated country lawyer.” It was a move that helped lay the groundwork for Gregory Peck to win an Oscar for much the same type of personage. David Casiano stars. The show runs through Aug. 30.Kristian MatssonKristian Matsson is the best thing to have come out of Sweden since those delicious red fish — those, and the mouth-watering spheres of meat served at Ikea. Under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has wooed the indie rock world with a croaky brand of folk that is just about perfect to blast on any Colorado mountain pass. 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets start at $30. (Photo by Matt Perich)Terracotta Warriors 3DTerracotta Warriors 3D 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday with additional performances at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Newman Center at the University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets start at $39. If you can’t afford to schlep to China this summer — or maybe you don’t want to deal with/have to read about that whole currency debacle — you can get a dose of Chinese culture at the University of Denver’s Newman Center this month. Centering on the tale of Emperor Qin, who ruled in the second century B.C., the musical is a dazzling spectacle of Chinese costumes and culture with more than 50 performing artists in town special for the show. It’s a tad unclear as to how the whole 3-D aspect plays into things, but if whatever that “Alice in Wonderland” thing from 2010 can sorta, kinda, somewhat pull it off, here’s to thinking maybe the folks at DU can as well. Maybe.last_img read more

For these ‘Old Timers,’ competitive basketball never stops

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter ALLEGHENY OLD TIMERS head coach Al Smith, middle, with players Marlin Kimbrew and Floyd Means. (Photo by Rob Taylor Jr.)MCKEESPORT—The “Old Timers”—a term of endearment for these basketball stars who flooded basketball gymns across the Pittsburgh area this past weekend, providing a competitive, yet respectful product for all to witness.Here at the historic Neenie Campbell Memorial Gym, the Allegheny Old Timers faced a team from Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.“This league is all about fellowship and friendship,” Allegheny Old Timers head coach Al Smith told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “It’s a fraternity. When the game’s over, it’s over, (and) we party together.”The American Old Timers basketball league, founded in Ohio, sports upwards of 12-16 teams in cities such as Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus and Detroit. There are three age divisions (35+, 45+ and 50+). The season begins in October, and a particular city gets to host a number of games on a particular weekend, every two weeks. Pittsburgh, more specifically “Allegheny,” hosted 14 games on Oct. 21—five in the 35+ category, five in the 45+, and four in the 50+. Many of the Oct. 21 games were played in McKeesport.“I’ve been coaching for 40 years,” Smith said, including St. Mary’s in Sharpsburg, under legendary Peabody High School head coach Norman Frey, and under Matt Furjanic of Robert Morris fame. “So, just like the (players), I’m still having fun.”Many of the league’s players spent time in Division 1 college ball, the NBA and overseas. The league holds their “Final Four” playoffs in April. Smith said the Allegheny team has won “five or six” championships since becoming a team in the 1980s.“They’re all competitors, but we still joke a lot. These guys never stopped playing,” Smith said. “To me, it’s just a great atmosphere and that’s why I coach.”last_img read more

Southampton confirm appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as new coach

first_img “I am excited and passionate about what the future holds for us and look forward to meeting the players and beginning our preparation for the new season.” His first role on his onw was short-lived at Valencia and he built his reputation back in Argentina with Estudiantes and Independiente.  Upd. at 19:18 The Argentine joins the club from Alaves, who he left at the end of the season after a ninth-placed finish in La Liga and a run to the Copa del Rey final.   Pellegrino, nuevo técnico del Southampton 23/06/2017 IN SPORT.ES EFEcenter_img Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as their new coach on a three-year deal.  “I think my philosophy and the culture of the club will work well together. We have to be a team on and off the pitch; I want to make the supporters proud of the players and to feel part of the game every week. I want to win matches, be successful and develop a team spirit where everyone gives 100 per cent and supports each other. Following Alaves’ prmotion to La Liga last summer he was installed as the Basque side’s boss and left in May after an impressive season at the helm. CEST Pellegrino previously worked in England at Rafa Benitez’s assistanct at Liverpool and followed the Spanish coach to Inter Milan in 2010.  “I am really happy to become the new coach of Southampton Football Club,” he told the club’s official website. “The club has a great reputation for having a strong and stable structure, competing in the Premier League and playing attractive football.last_img read more

WWE Crown Jewel 2018 Preview

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Sony Pictures Networks India delivers on its commitment of ‘Ek India Happywala’

first_imgAdvertisement Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has accelerated its focus towards creating a positive social impact in the ecosystem by building on its three-pillar framework;empowerment, education and environment. The organization believes that these 3 pillars allow for maximum impact on the lives of those it touches, by helping build a sustainable way of life.Advertisement SPN through its umbrella CSR campaign, ‘Ek India Happywala’ attempts to maintain a common thread of purpose underlying business verticals and brands within the network. N.P. Singh, MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India: Advertisement “Sony Pictures Networks India is a purpose driven company. It is our constant endeavor to contribute to India’s development and sustainability agenda. In the current fiscal we chose initiatives which empowered people by educating and skilling them or by creating conducive and sustainable environments.”Advertisement  “I feel privileged to be a part of SPN’s commitment towards social impact. Over the next few years, we will drive our CSR agenda with more dedication and passion, aiming to continue the momentum of bringing about a lasting change for a better and happier India.”Projects:SPN has undertaken the following CSR initiatives under the three pillars, empowerment, education and environment in the current fiscal:Empowerment:India Vision Foundation – ‘The Dhun Project’ – Music training to prison inmates to enable them to earn a living after their prison term is overCricket Association for the Blind Maharashtra – Supporting the association to organize tournaments, trainings, learning sessions for the blind cricketers of Maharashtra including women and childrenNational Inclusion Cup – Social Development through Football by empowering youth from underserved communities in association with Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer)Go Sports – Supporting Para Champions, Rahul Dravid Mentorship and Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Program for improving standard of sports in IndiaLakshya Institute – Supporting budding athletes from economically weaker backgrounds in their sporting journey to reach international levelsEducation:India Vision Foundation – Residential school support to children of prison inmatesNanhi Kali – Providing academic and material support to girls from underprivileged communities in association with the KC Mahindra TrustSave The Children – Improving the quality of education in schools by building a child friendly environment using toons from the Sony YAY! Channel under YAY! Vidya program in association with Save the ChildrenSalaam Baalak Trust – Providing support in education, nutrition, health care and vocational training to street childrenConnected Technologies – Improving quality of education in Marathi medium BMC schools by use of enabling technology to create “smart” classroomsEnvironment:Naandi Foundation– Providing safe drinking water in villages in Maharashtra by building Community Water Centers at identified locationsLEAD India and Connected Technologies – Water Conservation workshops in schools in association with Sony YAY! and LEAD India and Connected TechnologiesWith an aim to empower the youth and pave the path for a better future of the prison inmates, SPN celebrated the fifth anniversary of its music channel, Sony MIX, by launching ‘The Dhun Project’ in partnership with India Vision Foundation. This facilitated the opening of music training centers across five large prisons in India (Gurugram, Kasna, Dasna, Rotak and Ambala). This initiative enabled over 500 prisoners to discover their talent and hone their music skills. Falling under the ‘empowerment’ pillar of SPNI’s CSR programme, the network stressed on using the powerful medium of music for rehabilitation of inmates, preparing them for a successful reintegration into society.To sustain the momentum of its CSR agenda based on sports, SPN partnered with Slum Soccer and sponsored the National Inclusion Cup (NIC). Through SPN’s constant support, the slum soccer teams were given top-notch training while the tournament garnered accolades reaching out to over 500 athletes. SPN also associated with the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra to empower this differently-abled section of the society. This association helped in catalyzing the cricketing prospects of 1000 young participants. SPN has supported 45 Para Champions and 117 athletes in their training and nutritional needs through its partnerships with Lakshya Institute and Go-Sports Foundation. Under its ‘environment’ pillar, SPN partnered with The Naandi Foundation to address the rising concern of potable drinking water by providing cost-efficient water purification services to the villagers. Through this alliance, Sony Pictures Networks India is setting up 30 community water centers across the state of Maharashtra in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli. This project will strive to ensure each community water center is built using established and proven technologies, which are best suited to local water treatment in each of its geography of operations. The network has also initiated water conservation projects in various schools across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Maharashtra in partnership with Lead India and Connected Technologies, using children’s favourite toons from its kid’s channel Sony YAY!SPN is committed to supporting India’s social development agenda through its focus on various areas of social impact. All the initiatives work with the objective of empowering communities and building a better nation. Advertisementlast_img read more

Beware of the Blues

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes, Nick Creely and Russell Bennett AROUND THE GROUNDS MORNINGTON PENINSULA NEPEAN DIVISION TWO – ROUND 13 Karingal…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Two Galway WFC Players named on WNL Team of the Season

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The nominees for the 2015/16 Continental Tyres Women’s National Awards have been unveiled ahead of the Awards Ceremony on May 18. All making the cut for the Best XI are representatives from Galway WFC, Peamount United, and UCD Waves, with three players – Karen Duggan, Claire O’Riordan and Aine O’Gorman – making it onto the team for a second successive year.Duggan and O’Gorman, who both play for UCD Waves, are in the running for the Senior Player of the Year alongside Wexford captain Kylie Murphy, while Evelyn Daly (Cork City WFC), Roma McLaughlin (Peamount United), and Keeva Keenan (Shelbourne Ladies FC) are up for the Young Player of the Year.The 2015/16 Continental Tyres Women’s National League Awards will take place in the Marker Hotel on Wednesday, May 18. There will also be a Services to Women’s Football Award presented and an presentation of Golden Boot award.Senior Player of the Year NomineesKaren Duggan (UCD Waves)Aine O’Gorman (UCD Waves)Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths WFC)Young Player of the Year NomineesEvelyn Daly (Cork City WFC)Roma McLaughlin (Peamount United)Keeva Keenan (Shelbourne Ladies FC)2015/16 Team of the SeasonAmanda McQuillan (Shelbourne Ladies FC)Keeva Keenan (Shelbourne Ladies FC)Meabh De Burca (Galway WFC)Ruth Fahy (Wexford Youths WFC)Shauna Fox (Galway WFC)Karen Duggan (UCD Waves)Emma Hansberry (Wexford Youths WFC)Roma McLaughlin (Peamount United)Siobhan Killeen (Shelbourne Ladies FC)Claire O’Riordan (Wexford Youths WFC)Aine O’Gorman (UCD Waves)center_img Wexford Youths WFC and Shelbourne Ladies FC, who played out a thrilling final game of the regular season to force a Play-Off for the title, have three players each selected to the Team of the Season.last_img read more

Football Fridays take off in eThekwini

first_img12 March 2010The staff at Durban/eThekwini Municipality’s Revenue Call Centre have launched their own version of Football Fridays, wearing different football jerseys each week to represent the different countries that will be participating at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Click arrow to play slideshow.Then click bottom right button for fullscreen (ESC to exit).To view captions in fullscreen, click “show info”.They are also planning to have their meals coordinate with whatever country they are supporting that week.“We will be representing each country with food, arts and culture”, says eThekwini Municipality’s Jade Estelle Chetty.Football Fridays News Desklast_img read more

Ponting, Hussey come to rescue of hosts in Melbourne Test

first_imgThe Aussies were struggling at 27 for 4 in their second innings when veterans Ricky Ponting (60) and Michael Hussey (batting at 79) came to the team’s rescue on the third day of the first Test against India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The duo has been facing criticism from the Australian media for their poor form with experts asking for them to be given the boot. However, the Aussie top order collapse brought out the best from the two cricketing giants. Repaying the faith imposed on them by the Aussie selectors, the veterans struck crucial half centuries to rescue the hosts. The duo was at its aggressive best adding a crucial 115 runs to power the hosts from 27 for 4 to 142 for 5 to save Australia the blushes and silence their critics. “I don’t care what people from outside the dressing room are saying. If I feel like I have got some support inside the dressing room then that’s all that really matters to me… There is plenty of motivation out there for me but first and foremost it’s for me to be a successful player in a successful team,” Ponting told newsmen after the third day’s game. The former Australian skipper had scored 62 in the first innings of the Test.last_img read more