The Passion Not a Huge Hit, But Trisha Yearwood Sang Carousel

first_img Early ratings are in for Fox’s The Passion, the semi-live musical retelling of Jesus’s final hours from Tyler Perry, and they’re admittedly short of miraculous. According to Deadline, the two-hour event landed a 4.3/7 in metered markets. In comparison, Grease: Live scored a 7.4/11 in overnight results; The Wiz Live! earned a 7.9/13.Unlike Fox’s Grease: Live or NBC’s three recent endeavors, The Passion was not a traditional live musical telecast, but rather a concert, pre-recorded TV miniseries and parade hybrid. The cast included Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ, Chris Daughtry as Judas, Seal as Pontius Pilate and Trisha Yearwood as Mary.While many of the songs (lifted largely from Top 40 charts of the past few decades) were taped as New Orleans-set music videos with suggestions of the New Testament, there were several shining performances on the concert stage, including Yearwood—as the Virgin Mary—giving contemporary flair to Carousel’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as the cross made its way to the stage. Check it out below. Trisha Yearwood View Commentslast_img read more

United Way of Thurston County Connects Workplaces with Non-Profits for Day…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the United Way of Thurston CountyEvergreen students Kathleen Smith and Sam West sort food at the Thurston County Day of Caring, 2012. Photo by Shauna BittleUnited Way of Thurston County will celebrate its 22nd Annual Day of Caring with over 700 volunteers and 34 local agencies on September 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.“Day of Caring is an unforgettable, hands-on experience providing volunteers an opportunity to actively improve our community while enhancing on team-building outside the workplace,” said United Way Executive Director, Paul Knox.Day of Caring was established as the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County to increase awareness of human service organizations and demonstrate how people working together for the common good helps accomplish great things.“United Way is connecting community partners and supporters with nonprofits throughout Thurston County to accomplish projects that can’t normally be done,” said Executive Director of Family Support Center, Schelli Slaughter.Seasoned Day of Caring volunteer teams like Olympia Federal Savings, Anchor Bank, and Puget Sound Energy will participate in projects for the Olympia Downtown Association, Kiwanis Club of Olympia, Thurston County Food Bank and more. United Way also welcomes new participation from Umpqua Bank, Cabela’s and Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s B-Troop, 8-1 CAV 2-2 ID.Volunteers will participate in over 40 different projects ranging from painting and landscaping low-income, disabled individual’s homes, harvesting food banks, and invasive plant pulling at locations throughout Thurston County (A full list of projects attached).United Way continues its longstanding partnership with Evergreen State College, which engages nearly 150 incoming freshman students in volunteer projects throughout ThurstonVolunteers assembled by City of Olympia employees gather to paint and install new lighting in the parking area at First Christian Church in downtown Olympia. Photo by Jennifer Crain.County.“New students from Evergreen will be joining Day of Caring to connect with our community, get to know important organizations working for justice and hopefully plant the seed to be involved in more sustained learning through action in the future,” said Ellen Shortt Sanchez, director of the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action, The Evergreen State College.This year, United Way also joined forces with the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) to recruit volunteers for their Downtown Clean Up project and collaborate on the Day of Caring After Party.Following the completion of team projects, volunteers and agencies will gather for a Day of Caring After-Party at the Olympia Press Building from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate a rewarding day with food, drinks and raffle prizes.For More information Contact:Michelle Rodriguez Director of Communications & Events [email protected] (360) 943-2773 ext. 13Paul Knox Executive Director [email protected] (360) 943-2773 ext.last_img read more

The Thurston Chamber is Postponing All Chamber Events Through March 31…

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber remains committed to the health and well-being of our members and community. Yesterday, health officials updated protective measures surrounding COVID 19. For the health and safety of our members, community and staff, the Thurston Chamber has decided to postpone all Chamber events scheduled now through March 31. It is our responsibility to protect the vulnerable and participate in the necessary community-wide effort to contain the spread of the virus.This postponement includes:TYP Smart Talks, March 16 and 23Business After Hours, March 19A Night on the Town, March 27We’d like to thank all of our event sponsors, event ticket holders and community members for their support during this uncertain time. We will contact everyone who will be impacted by these postponements in the near future.last_img read more

2015 Halloween Events

first_imgBy Danielle SchipaniThe following are just some of the Two River area events that people of all ages can attend to embrace their Halloween spirit.“Time for a Ghost Story” will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Senior Community Center in Holmdel and will feature stories read by the Traveling Literary Theater Group. The program is provided by the Holmdel Public Library and Recreation Dept. This is an 18 and over event. There will be light refreshments and no registration is required.Creatures of the Night, a hayride that takes place in Huber Woods Park, Middletown is offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 24. Pre-registration is required and there is a cost of $8.50 per person. For more information or to register call 732-842-4000 or visit Monmouth County Park System will host a Great Pumpkin Barn Dance from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 24 in the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. The program, which will feature pumpkin carving and a dance floor, is open to all ages and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $25 per family to include two to four people. Pre-registration is required. To register visit or call 732-842-4000.The annual Halloween Egg Hunt will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at McCarter Park in Fair Haven. Children will try to collect as many black and orange-themed Halloween Eggs as they can.Rumson Halloween Party and Parade will take place from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25 at Forrestdale School. This is a rain or shine event and will be held in the cafeteria if there is bad weather. The event will include costume contests and prizes, trick or treat locations in the park, and refreshments. All ages are welcome.The Halloween Parade at Knollwood School in Fair Haven will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. The parade lineup begins at 1:30 p.m.The Halloween Family Movie Night will be from 6:45 to 7:25 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Middletown Public Librar y. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a pillow and a blanket. There will be candy, scary book readings, and a viewing of a Halloween short film. No pre-registration required.The Middletown Township Public Library will hold a Halloween Parade for all ages from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 30. During the parade children will stop at “trick or treat” stations to collect prizes. The library will provide each child with a pumpkin for collecting treats.A Halloween Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. All ages are welcome.The Pet Costume Parade will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright. The parade will start at Valley National Bank and end on Peninsula Avenue. Prizes will be awarded.The Jersey Shore Ghost Tours begin outside of the Dublin House in Red Bank every Friday night until Halloween. The event is a lantern tour of Red Bank. Tickets are available starting at 8 p.m. and the tour begins at 8:30 p.m. Rain or shine.Boscov’s has teamed up with JDRF to run the Halloween Candy Exchange Program for diabetic children ages 14 years and younger. Children can exchange their Halloween candy they received from trick-or-treating for a $10 gift card to choose a game or toy at the courtesy desk of any Boscov location. This program will run Oct. 31 to Nov. 7. Pre-registration is required. Register by filling out the 2015 Halloween Candy Exchange Flyer found at read more

Meet The SoloWheel Glide 3

first_imgRelated Posts Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… ReadWrite Product Reviews The Segway was the first of the self-balancing class. Then came the hoverboards. Now it’s time for the future of self-balancing vehicles. Meet the SoloWheel Glide 3, a self-balancing electric unicycle that serves as a fun and convenient way to get around town. The team at ReadWrite got to “Glide” around in one of these for a while and we’re hear to tell you what we think of it. SoloWheel Glide 3 SpecsThe SoloWheel is a self balancing electric unicycle, or an EUC (not our term). The SoloWheel can zip around at a max speed of 19 miles per hour and travel up to 31 miles on a full charge. Although, our team doesn’t recommend taking this thing to it’s max speed right away. The range on the SoloWheel is also a big plus. As long as you leave the charger at your home or wherever you typically travel to, you should be just fine. The downside to all that power and range is weight. The SoloWheel weights a little over 30 lbs which isn’t the most fun to carry around with you. Not to mention, it’s not able to climb up stairs very well either. Fortunately, the SoloWheel Glide 3 does come with a retractable handle that you can use to walk the wheel around like a suitcase. This makes it much easier to walk around with while you aren’t riding. You can find all the other specs here. Must Be Hard to Ride Right?We’re going to be honest with you guys. There’s definitely a learning curve to riding the SoloWheel. At first, it’s difficult to maintain proper balance. The SoloWheel is very sensitive to your movements, so any lean forward or backwards will trigger movement. When you’re getting started for the first time, I highly recommend holding onto something sturdy. And try to make sure it’s not something that can be ripped off the wall…The best way to learn is to practice moving back and forth by leaning while standing in between a doorway. Hold onto both sides of the doorway while you lean back and forth. You need to train your body and mind to trust the device. Once you’ve practiced this, try taking it for a spin without holding on to anything. We recommend picking a wall or table 10-15ft away and ride over to it trying to maintain your balance the whole time. Once you’ve practiced enough in the office (we don’t recommend riding this in the office), you can take it out in the parking lot for longer rides. After about 3 days of riding, you should be able to take it around town. Again, it really comes down to trust and balance. Once you get the hang of those, you should be fine. SummaryThe SoloWheel Glide 3 isn’t a cheap gadget. It retails for $899 USD. That said, it’s a well-built machine and deserves that price tag. Whether you’re looking for a new toy or a fun way to commute to and from work, the Solo Wheel Glide 3 is definitely something you should consider. Just remember to wear your safety equipment while riding!Special thanks to wellbots for setting us up. Here is a 10% OFF discount for your readers on the Glide 3 with code READWRITE10 CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… The ReadWrite reviews team provides reviews on the latest and greatest technologies, services, and products.For all review inquiries please email [email protected] Tags:#solowheel A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacylast_img read more

Thunder’s Westbrook signs record $205M deal

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOOKLAHOMA CITY—Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook hit the jackpot for the second time in less than 18 months by signing a five-year, $205 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.The deal begins with the 2018-19 season, and puts the 28-year-old Westbrook under contract with the Thunder through the 2022-23 NBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook, the number four overall pick in the 2008 draft, beat out runner-up Harden to win MVP honors.Westbrook has career averages of 22.7 points, 7.9 assists and 6.2 rebounds. Give Pinoy boxing viewers a break Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook posted a picture of himself on his Instagram page, wearing an orange “OKC” jersey with his arms raised and wrote: “WHY NOT??”WHY NOT??The 28-year-old Westbrook is coming off a historic season in which he averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists and set an NBA record with 42 triple-doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Westbrook wins MVP award after historic seasonHe broke the mark of Oscar Robertson (1962) and joined the Hall of Famer as the only players to average a triple-double over an entire season. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The six-time all-star won his second scoring crown and scored 40 or more points on 18 occasions.Despite his individual success, the Thunder finished sixth in the Western Conference standings and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by James Harden’s Houston Rockets four games to one.The Thunder tried to address that in the offseason by acquiring forwards Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in trades.READ: Knicks put cap on Carmelo Anthony era in NYIn July 2016, the Thunder were rocked by the surprise departure of the all-star Kevin Durant. Soon after, Westbrook agreed to a contract extension through 2018-19 season, with the final season being a player option.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Yanks Rack Up Red Sox, 14-4

first_imgNEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has had some startling success early in his return from a yearlong suspension.After New York’s breakout night in the Bronx, A-Rod thinks the Yankees are ready to surprise some people around the major leagues, too.Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on April 12.Chase Headley and Stephen Drew had consecutive homers as a New York lineup that entered hitting .193 throttled Clay Buchholz (1-1) to avoid a three-game sweep and win for just the second time in six games.“I think overall it’s good to see one through nine come out and get some good at-bats, get some hits,” Rodriguez said. “I think this is a game that we needed.”Masahiro Tanaka survived one wild stretch to earn his first victory and with five solid innings somewhat put to rest concern about his right elbow.Brian McCann hit his 200th career homer in the eighth, Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded for a fourth RBI and Headley added a run-scoring single for New York, which had 16 hits. Carlos Beltran, who entered 2 for 20, singled twice, and Brett Gardner had a two-run single. Every Yankees starter had a hit and scored a run.“We know we have a really good offense in here,” McCann said.The Red Sox were hoping to match their best start since 2006 at 5-1. Instead, they fell flat heading into Monday’s home opener against Washington.“Two road series wins for us and now we go home — looking forward to the opener tomorrow and getting back in front of our fans,” Manager John Farrell said.Tanaka (1-1) looked a whole lot more impressive than he did on opening day through three innings, mixing in more fastballs — topping out at 92 mph. He retired nine of his first 11 batters, allowing one hit and a walk.But he lost control in a 38-pitch fourth, throwing two wild pitches and 17 balls as the Red Sox scored three times. Xander Bogaerts had a two-run double for one of Boston’s two hits in the inning.“I thought he was better with his fastball but he didn’t throw as many strikes with his off-speed as he did; it was the opposite,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “The next step is to put them both together and we’ll have Tanaka.”Overall, Tanaka allowed four hits and four runs — three earned. He struck out four and walked three.Girardi called this an important game for the Yankees — they last opened the season 1-5 in 1989 — before a stretch in which they play 25 of 35 on the road.The Yankees hadn’t even had a hit in the first inning through five games, but on Sunday they had their highest-scoring first inning against the Red Sox since putting up eight runs on Aug. 15, 1954.Batting sixth, Rodriguez came up with the bases loaded and drilled a liner into the gap in left-center. Buchholz kicked at the cleats cleaner on the back of the mound after McCann scored from first.Headley followed with two-run shot and, two pitches later, Drew connected for a 7-0 lead. “It was fun,” Headley said. “It takes the burden off.”Hanley Ramirez hit his third homer, a solo shot off Tanaka in the fifth, and added a sacrifice fly.The Yankees chased Buchholz with one out in the fourth after Mark Teixeira’s sacrifice fly made it 10-3.Buchholz yielded 10 runs — nine earned — nine hits and two walks.“Felt good with all of my pitches. The command was a little off at first but after that I felt really good,” Buchholz said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Postgame Show: Let’s Talk About That Beatdown Of TCU

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Carson Cunningham joined Kyle Porter to discuss Oklahoma State’s monstrous 31-6 win over TCU on Saturday afternoon in Ft. Worth. They touch on the revitalized OSU run game, the outrageous defensive performance and what happens now with Bedlam in two weeks.LIVE on #Periscope: #okstate crushes TCU. Post game show starts now.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016last_img

9 months agoSarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacement

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri tells Chelsea: I need a Cesc replacementby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told club chiefs they need a midfield signing after victory over Newcastle.With Cesc Fabregas having left the club yesterday, Sarri hopes we will be able to bring in a replacement for the midfielder.He said, “As you have seen today, Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn’t a player for that position, so I need a player for that position, I need another option for Jorginho.”The club knows very well my opinion. I need a player there so it depends on the club’s decision, I can’t do anything more.” last_img

Yukon government vows to improve jail conditions for inmates struggling with mental

first_imgShirley McLeanAPTN NewsAlmost four years after a group of inmates launched human rights complaints against a correctional centre in Whitehorse, the Yukon government is now pledging to improve conditions for inmates with mental health issues.That’s according to a new settlement agreement the Yukon government has signed with the territory’s human rights commission.Shirley McLean reports.last_img