Odds & Ends: Hamilton Shortlisted for Edward M. Kennedy Prize & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Shortlisted for Edward M. Kennedy PrizeWait for it…! The finalists have been announced for the 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired By American History and, naturally, Hamilton has made the shortlist. Joining Lin-Manuel Miranda’s gargantuan hit in the lineup are An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Indecent by Paula Vogel, Sweat by Lynn Nottage and Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. The honor is given annually through Columbia University to a new play or musical; the winner will be announced on or after February 22, the anniversary of Senator Kennedy’s birth, and is set to receive $100,000.Stockard Channing & Joseph Fiennes’ Odd Road TripTony winner Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor? West End and RSC alum Joseph Fiennes as, controversially, Michael Jackson? Broadway vet Brian Cox as Marlon Brando? Yes, this is really happening. The trio will play the legends embarking on probably one of the strangest (rumored) road trips ever: driving from the Big Apple to Ohio while trying to get home after 9/11. Penned by Neil Forsyth, Deadline reports that Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon has been commissioned by the U.K.’s Sky Arts; the film is set to air later this year. Well, they do say truth is stranger than fiction…Allegiance Shifts Album Launch DateOh my! You’ll now be able to get your hands on the previously announced Allegiance cast album just a little bit earlier; the record will drop digitally and in stores on January 29 (instead of January 30). The George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung-led tuner is playing through February 14 at the Longacre Theatre.Grease: Live to Air in the U.K.Live in the U.K. and a bit miffed that you’ll be missing out on all the fun of Grease: Live on January 31? Never fear, ITV2 is coming to the rescue. The network will air the ones that we want (i.e. Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and more) at 8PM on February 3. Grease is the word, indeed!P.S. Norm Lewis is the latest Main Stem fave tapped for Inspirational Broadway on February 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill; he will join the previously reported Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and more. View Comments Related Shows from $149.00 Hamiltonlast_img read more

Cinderella season for Junior Bombers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsAt the beginning of the season LVR coach Val Gibson wondered if the Bombers would ever win a game.The squad did more than just snap out of a losing streak.LVR completed the Cinderella run by defeating Grand Forks Wolves 31-23 in the final to claim the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Basketball Championship last week at the J. Lloyd Crowe gym in Trail.“It was an incredible high to end the season,” said Gibson after the surprising victory.LVR entered the tournament ranked third. And it didn’t look good for the Bombers playing the top-ranked Wolves.But Gibson employed a zone press picked up from former coach Lorne Wuori that totally frustrated the Wolves, allowing LVR to build a 23-7 first half lead.“Defence always wins games,” Gibson exclaimed.“The Wolves fought their way back in again the Bomber’s more inexperienced players, but the LVR team would not give up,” Gibson added.The Big Three for LVR, Devyn Parker, Jayden Roch and Lynnea Carr led the way with eight and six points, respectively.Kyley Mirva added five for LVR.LVR opened the tournament by stopping Stanley Humphries Rockers 42-19. Roch scored 12 points to pace LVR while Mirva and Carr each had 10.The win advanced the Bombers to the semi final where LVR held off a pesky Rossland Royals team to win 38-31.The teams combined for 40 fouls in the tough, hard-fought game. Carr had a breakout game with 16 points while Parker had nine.OVERTIME: The Big Three, Devyn Parker, Jayden Roch and Lynnea Carr, were busy last week. Not only did the trio pace LVR to the Junior title, but the three players also traveled to Grand Forks Friday to help the Senior Bombers at the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Zone Basketball Tournament. Parker, Roch and Carr were all in the lineup for LVR against Prince Charles Comets, helping the Bombers to an easy [email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Selkirk College SROAMazing Team

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to applaud the success by the students by naming organizers Team of the  Week.The SROAMazing race team includes Trip Hershey III, Ben Johnstone, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Warren, Irina Smolina, Pasha Perepelytsia, Guido Calvo, Miguel Morel, Ryan Brudner, Kent Wakeman, Eddie Learmont, Dryw Smith, Danielle McGovern, Mara Guerra, Mike Groberman, Mackenzie Booth, Ben Evoy, Alannah Freise, Ashleigh Gray, MJ Iniguez and  Kale Pendlebury. The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program gives students a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles.Those leadership roles were put to the test during the recent fourth annual Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program SROAMazing race.And the students did not disappoint instructors as the event attracted 20 teams in total and raised mroe than $1800 for Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society.last_img read more

MASTERY CRUSHES FOES BY 6 ¾ LENGTHS IN WINNING GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES UNDER SMITH; BAFFERT STAR REMAINS UNBEATEN BUT IS SIDELINED INDEFINITELY WITH CONDYLAR FRACTURE

first_imgBy BETH HARRISAP Racing WriterARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Mastery won the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes by 6 3/4 lengths on Saturday before being pulled up after the finish line, leaving trainer Bob Baffert worried about the future of his top Kentucky Derby contender.Ridden by Mike Smith, Mastery led all the way and ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.28 at Santa Anita. The 4-5 favorite paid $3.60, $2.40 and $2.10.It was the latest setback among 3-year-olds on the Derby trail. Klimt and Syndergaard already have fallen out of contention.Shortly after crossing the finish, Mastery was pulled up by Smith, who removed the colt’s saddle. He was vanned off for a trip back to the barn and an examination.“I felt it about 10 jumps after the wire. All of a sudden he just picked his back leg up,” Smith said. “Then a minute or so and he put it down and he was fine. I’m hoping he just tweaked it and it’s nothing serious.”Mastery was making his 3-year-old debut after winning all three of his starts last year. He earned the 50 points awarded to the winner, putting the colt near the top of the Kentucky Derby leaderboard that decides the 20-horse field for the May 6 race.After watching from his box, an initially exhilarated Baffert made his way through the stands.“I hear one of the fans say, `I hope your horse is all right,’” he said. “I thought, `What?’”After arriving in a strangely empty winner’s circle, Baffert watched the race replay, looking for any hint of trouble.Standing next to his wife and owner, Everett Dobson of Oklahoma City, Baffert tried to process his emotions after the roller coaster experience.“We’ve been so high on this horse,” he said. “To see what he did today was just incredible. It was going to put him best 3-year-old in the nation.”He was interrupted by a call from assistant Jimmy Barnes, who reported Mastery walked off the van seemingly in good order.“It’s his left hind, whatever it is,” Baffert said. “Hopefully, it’s nothing obvious or nothing serious.”San Vicente winner Iliad returned $3.40 and $2.60, while Term of Art was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $5.40 to show. Both colts are trained by Doug O’Neill. Iliad was trained by Baffert in his first two starts before a split between him and owner Kaleem Shah.Sham Stakes winner Gormley finished fourth, followed by Ann Arbor Eddie, Bluegrass Envy and Vending Machine. NOTE: Later in the afternoon, Baffert issued the following statement regarding Mastery’s injury: “When he got back to the barn, he seemed okay, but when he got off the wash rack, he showed some filling in his left front ankle. It’s a condylar fracture. He’ll be operated on this Monday and they’ll insert two screws. We won’t know until after the surgery whether or not this is career-ending.”last_img