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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2018 1:01 pm PDT Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 7, 2015 file photo, actress Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, whose stage name is Ruthie Ann Miles, accepts an award for her role in “The King & I” at the Tony Awards in New York. Miles, who was pregnant when a car killed her 4-year-old daughter has lost the baby. An attorney for Ruthie Ann Miles and her husband says they are suffering pain that is “nearly impossible to fathom.” Miles’ daughter, Abigail, and a friend’s 1-year-old son were killed as they crossed a Brooklyn street on March 5. Miles was severely injured. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) Pregnant actress loses baby after car kills her 4-year-oldcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Tony-winning Broadway actress who was pregnant when a car killed her 4-year-old daughter has lost the baby.An attorney for Ruthie Ann Miles and her husband says they are suffering pain that is “nearly impossible to fathom.”Miles’ daughter, Abigail, and a friend’s 1-year-old son were killed as they crossed a Brooklyn street on March 5. Miles was severely injured.The driver was arrested on manslaughter charges.According to the Daily News , attorney Ben Rubinowitz says the baby, who had been due this month, was named Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein.He says Miles and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, are grateful for the support of family and friends but request privacy.Rubinowitz says they “continue to seek God’s presence, mercy and peace.”___Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.comlast_img read more

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first_img‘Destroyer’ with Nicole Kidman in Toronto film festival’s Platform prize program Nicole Kidman arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festiva,l in Toronto on Saturday, September 9, 2017. A crime thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Regina native Tatiana Maslany will compete for a $25,000 jury prize at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2018 7:09 am PDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO – A crime thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Regina native Tatiana Maslany will compete for a $25,000 jury prize at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.“Destroyer,” directed by Karyn Kusama, will be among 12 feature films screening in the festival’s international Platform program.It stars Kidman as a police detective dealing with the repercussions of a dark undercover assignment from her past.Other films competing for the prize include “Her Smell” by Alex Ross Perry, starring Elisabeth Moss, Amber Heard, and Cara Delevingne.Meanwhile, Patricia Clarkson is among the stars of “Out of Blue” by Carol Morley, and Jamie Bell stars in “Donnybrook” by Tim Sutton.Now in its fourth year, the Platform program features works that have high artistic merit and a strong directorial vision.Previous titles that have screened as part of the program include Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” and Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.”A three-person international jury will announce the winner on the last day of the fest, which runs Sept. 6 to 16.The rest of this year’s Platform program comprises:— “Angelo” by Markus Schleinzer— “Cities of Last Things” by Ho Wi Ding— “The Good Girls” by Alejandra Marquez Abella— “The Innocent” by Simon Jaquemet— “Jessica Forever” by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel— “Mademoiselle de Joncquieres” by Emmanuel Mouret— “The River” by Emir Baigazin— “Rojo” by Benjamin Naishtatlast_img read more

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first_img Related Stories Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on cityQueen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy’Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthem NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem’s role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality — and demanding, well, just a little respect.“I don’t think I was a catalyst for the women’s movement,” she told Rolling Stone in 2014. “Sorry. But if I were? So much the better!”The women’s movement was just getting going in 1967 when Franklin took on Otis Redding’s “Respect,” which soon became known as an anthem both for civil rights and for feminism. Franklin changed the song’s meaning, radically, just by singing it in her own, inimitable voice. She may not have intended it to be a feminist anthem, but she surely knew how it would resonate. Instead of a man asking for his “propers” when he got home, here a woman was asking for — no, requiring — that same respect, from her man and in a broader sense, from society.“‘Respect’ is THE second-wave feminist anthem, more than any other song I can think of,” says Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the anthology “Women Who Rock” and professor at Loyola Marymount University. “Aretha was intersectional before the term existed.” She notes that Franklin’s version of “Respect” was the quintessential “answer record” to Redding’s — in this case, with the very same song.Related articles:‘She gave me hope’: Jully Black on how Aretha Franklin inspired generationsAretha Franklin’s music rising on charts following her death‘Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthemTo music writer Caryn Rose, Franklin’s message in that song was deliberate. “She knew what the message was, and she intended it,” says Rose, who wrote the essay on Franklin in “Women Who Rock.” Redding himself basically conceded defeat — with good humour — when singing the song at the Monterey Pop Festival. “This next song is a song that a girl took away from me,” he said. “A good friend of mine … but I’m still gonna do it anyway.” It’s hard now to imagine a male voice singing the song.Franklin would later say she intended to convey a message about respect that was broader than any one movement. “The statement was something that was very important, and where it was important to me, it was important to others,” she told Vogue magazine. “Not just me or the civil rights movement or women — it’s important to people. … Because people want respect, even small children, even babies. As people, we deserve respect from one another.”Franklin was, of course, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987, opening the door for other women. But to call her the greatest female singer is to ignore that in the view of so many she was the greatest singer, period. “There is no one who can touch her,” wrote Mary J. Blige in Rolling Stone, when the magazine chose Franklin as the top singer of all time. “She is the reason why women want to sing.”Though “Respect” was probably her most famous anthem of female empowerment, there were other songs of great resonance to women, like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” written by Carole King. It’s a love song, of course. But in Franklin’s rendition, somehow it became, unmistakably, about womanhood. “It’s celebrating in the gloriousness of being female,” says McDonnell. “So yes, it’s a feminist anthem, too.”No performance of that song was more lauded than when Franklin performed it for King herself at the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors in December 2015. As is customary, King didn’t know that Franklin would be there to honour her. She was overwhelmed from the first second. As for President Barack Obama, he was wiping away tears. When Franklin threw off her fur coat toward the end and raised her arms, the crowd erupted.Asked later what the song meant to her, she told Vogue: “I can relate to it very easily. I’m very natural.” But she said she’d never expected it to become an anthem for women. “Women just seemed to take to it like that, and it became a mantra,” she said.She did allow that she could see herself as an example for strong women: “You could say that,” she said. “I am a natural woman. I think women have to be strong. If you don’t, some people will run right over you.” Franklin was even an idol for Murphy Brown, the ultimate career woman, appearing in a charming 1991 cameo to sing “Natural Woman” with the starstruck news anchor played by Candice Bergen.Among other resonant Franklin songs for women, there was the 1968 “Think”: “You better think (think) about what you’re trying to do to me,” she sang. “That line just resonates in terms of respect and how women want to be treated,” says Gail Mitchell, a senior editor at Billboard.And of course there was Franklin’s 1985 duet with the Eurythmics, “Sisters Are Doin’ it For Themselves.” The song announced: “We’re comin’ out of the kitchen, ’cause there’s somethin’ we forgot to say to you.” It was covered by everyone from the Pointer Sisters to the Spice Girls to Lisa Simpson on “The Simpsons.” And it was the rousing finale to a 2011 Franklin tribute at the Grammys, performed by Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams.In the end, however Franklin chose to describe her impact on women, she left them words to live by — in the world, and in relationships.“They say it’s a man’s world,” she sang on her album “I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You” in 1967, “but you can’t prove that by me. And as long as we’re together baby, show some respect for me.”___Online: For more, visit https://apnews.com/tag/ArethaFranklin by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am PDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 7:05 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 26, 2010 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) center_img In Franklin’s anthems, women heard an empowering message Arethan Franklinlast_img read more

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by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

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first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 4, 2018 6:06 am PDT Last Updated Sep 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actors Michaela Kurimsky, left, and Karena Evans are seen in this handout photo from the film “Firecrackers.” From teen tales to timely stories and documentaries about the environment, the Canadian lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival offers up a mix of big names and rising talent from across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, TIFF *MANDATORY CREDIT* Five Canadian titles to watch at the Toronto International Film Festivalcenter_img TORONTO – From teen tales to timely stories and documentaries about the environment, the Canadian lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival offers up a mix of big names and rising talent from across the country.The Canadian Press spoke with five homegrown filmmakers headed to the festival, which runs Sept. 6 to 16.“Firecrackers”Karena Evans, who directed several of Drake’s latest music videos, is one of the stars of this debut feature from Jasmin Mozaffari. Evans and Michaela Kurimsky play best friends whose plans to escape their small town are stifled when one of them is violated by her on-again, off-again boyfriend.“Firecrackers” was shot in the summer of 2017 throughout Ontario in Hamilton, St. Thomas, and London.The story is an expansion of a short film that Mozaffari, the writer-director, made while studying at Ryerson University in 2012.“I also thought the time was right to explore these themes about women seeking freedom in a patriarchal system,” says Mozaffari, who was born in Saskatoon, grew up in Barrie, Ont., and now lives in Toronto.“I had written this film before the allegations of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up had come out. It was just interesting that that aligned after I had written the script.”“Clara”The Toronto-shot sci-fi drama stars Toronto actor Patrick J. Adams of “Suits” fame as an obsessive astronomer dealing with a personal tragedy. “Pretty Little Liars” actress Troian Bellisario, who also happens to be Adams’ wife in real life, plays an inquisitive artist who helps him with a scientific discovery.Writer-director Akash Sherman says he got the idea for the film after reading about NASA’s plan to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James Webb Space Telescope.“Essentially they’re going to revolutionize the way we’re able to find habitable planets,” Sherman says.“So I wanted to tell a story about space on Earth, about an astronomer who’s looking for life out there. The TESS telescope actually just launched, as did our film, so it’s very timely.”“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”Twenty countries and six continents are explored in this documentary about environmental issues caused by humans, narrated by Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander.It’s the final title in a trilogy from director Jennifer Baichwal, producer Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky, after “Manufactured Landscapes” and “Watermark.”“The anthropocene means the human epoch,” says Baichwal.“It means that humans are affecting the Earth on a geological scale; we are changing the systems of the Earth as a species.”The three co-directors say the film is part of a larger project that will include museum exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada this fall.On Tuesday it was announced Vikander, who won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2016 for her role in “The Danish Girl,” would voice the doc.“Giant Little Ones”Josh Wiggins and Darren Mann star as best friends whose lives are changed after an expected incident at a party. Golden Globe-nominated actors Maria Bello and Kyle MacLachlan play the divorced parents of Wiggins’ character.Writer-director Keith Behrman, who was born in Shaunavon, Sask., says the spark for the drama came to him several years ago.“I was really concerned with all the negative things that were happening to young people who were struggling with their sexual identity and the suicides that were happening,” says Behrman.Finding his leading actors was a long process, he admits.“Because of the nature of the film, which is a question exploring sexuality, we actually were surprised to find that we were having a hard time getting some young men to come out (to audition),” Behrman says.“Our casting agents told us that a lot of young men were passing on the auditions, which we were shocked by. We thought (in these) contemporary times, people would be willing to play these roles.”“Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin” (Les salopes ou le sucre naturel de la peau)Brigitte Poupart, star of last year’s acclaimed film “Les Affames,” plays a 45-year-old professor with a promiscuous secret life in this drama from Quebec’s Renee Beaulieu.The film celebrates female sexuality and desires, particularly those of a more mature woman, says Beaulieu.“I want to talk about women, I want to focus on women, because there are not enough women in movies,” adds the writer-director.“And I want to talk about sexuality of women in a positive way, not negative like usual.”last_img read more

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by Scott Stroud The Associated Press Posted M

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first_img by Scott Stroud, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2019 9:30 am PDT This cover image released by Berkalin Records shows “Honest,” a release by Ordinary Elephant. (Berkalin Records via AP) Ordinary Elephant, “Honest” (Berkalin Records)A remarkable new album by a husband and wife duo who quit their jobs to go all-in on their music is full of elegant contradictions that somehow converge into one of the best Americana albums of the year.“Honest” was funded with a Kickstarter campaign, according to the liner notes. That’s not something you often see with music this polished and authentic.The contradictions begin with the band name, which sounds like a ’90s jangle-pop band that never broke through. If that’s your expectation, prepare to be surprised.The album’s understated elegance is built around the lead vocals of Crystal Hariu-Damore, who finds the sweet spot between world-weary and intense. It’s a trick you might expect from some of the world’s great singers, but on a Kickstarter-funded effort it’s a revelation.Then come the harmonies of her husband, Pete Damore, which are both carefully studied and easygoing. He dedicates his singing to complementing hers. Perhaps most importantly, he knows when not to sing.Lyrically, every song here has heft. The writing is visual and moving throughout. There’s the artfully political “If I Am Being Honest” which wrestles with a violent world with genuine anguish but never seems preachy. And one of the sweetest songs is the closer “Hope to Be That Happy,” a moving homage to an elderly woman that embeds its tribute in tender imagery.“Honest” is extraordinary from start to finish in that way. It’s a dazzling album with no false notes.Scott Stroud, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Review: Unheralded duo delivers a gem from Kickstarter roughlast_img read more

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first_imgApril 1, 2004Welcome to 10 students and 2 instructors from Osaka College in Japan. Top from left: Yoshimasa Azuma, Yuusuke Yamaguchi, Mitsunori Akiyama, Kouji Kita, Hiroki Hachikubo, Atsuhiro Murakami, Mitsunori Kitamura. Bottom from left: Takuro Kameda, Kouhei Fujita, instructors Takeshi Yamaguchi and Shoji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Onishi. The group will continue to survey the topography around Arcosanti. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]Welcome to 10 students and 2 instructors from Osaka College in Japan. Top from left: Yoshimasa Azuma, Yuusuke Yamaguchi, Mitsunori Akiyama, Kouji Kita, Hiroki Hachikubo, Atsuhiro Murakami, Mitsunori Kitamura. Bottom from left: Takuro Kameda, Kouhei Fujita, instructors Takeshi Yamaguchi and Shoji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Onishi. The group will continue to survey the topography around Arcosanti. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]last_img read more

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September 1 2014The construction crew is working

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first_imgSeptember 1, 2014The construction crew is working on a new project in the East Crescent Keystone. You can see an elevation and a plan of this new project in our report from August 15. and the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. The plan is for a staircase in the middle of this area and a pair of planters on either side of the staircase. The crew is preparing formwork for the foundation of the planters.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]Construction crew leader Paolo Van Erp is teaching workshop participant Thomas Lewis how to cut and tie rebar for the two foundations.More about this project on September 3. 2014.last_img

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December 19 2014This past October Arcosanti was

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first_imgDecember 19, 2014This past October, Arcosanti was host to 11 women gathering in the spirit of “True You” for the Magical Mamas Retreat.  Link to Special guest presenter, Iz Word, led yoga for the group and cleared the vibration for seven miles with her sound healing using crystal bowls and a gong.  Here the group observes a storm that suddenly appeared during the sound healing. Link to her We closed the retreat with this magical double rainbow.  It was truly unique and solidified the value of our time together. Our amazing group of Magical Mamas: healers, future mothers, experienced mothers, partners, lovers, and all that is undefined! Thank you, Arcosanti, for providing the container for our growth and development.  We’ll see you again next year.Colleen ReckowArcosanti ResidentCertified Holistic Health CoachSeek Health, Nurture Happiness231-690-5902last_img read more

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first_imgThe Jam Pak Blues n’ Grass also hosted a free full day workshop INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO, with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and wash-tub bass for children and adults.The MAYER FIRE DEPARTMENT was on hand in case of any emergency.OLD BLUE SOUND took care of all of the equipment and sound, the best professional sound management in the Southwest. The show was closed by FLINTHILL SPECIAL.During the last bit of their performance, the rain and wind, threatening all day, finally lost patience and come down with lots of pent up energy.Nevertheless, it was a terrific event. Don’t miss it next year. And there was a raffle for one of the beautiful SOLERI Cause Bells. May 6, 2016Last Saturdays Bluegrass festival drew a good size and lively crowd.JAM PACK BUES & GRASS NEIGHBORHOOD BAND has been a definite favorite of the festival since its very beginning. This group was started by music teacher Annie Beach and has resulted in several bands that have grown out of this group. [photos and text by Sue Kirsch] There was a raffle for a guitar, here is the happy winner.last_img read more

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News podcast heatwave in Cyprus

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first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:Was Napoleon Bonaparte in the Dublin Post Office in 1916?The unions say it’s a failure – we discuss the rights of outdoor workers during heatwaves in CyprusFor more, visit: http://cyprusmail.libsyn.com/You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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