Assassins, Bubbly Black Girl & Really Rosie Set for Encores! Off-Center

first_img View Comments It’s time to start planning that summer visit to New York City Center! This year’s Encores! Off-Center has lined up Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, Kirsten Childs’ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Carole King and Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie closing out the season.Marvin’s Room director Anne Kauffman is at the helm of Assassins, which will run from July 12 through July 15. Sondheim and Weidman’s musical explores America’s history of political violence from the perspective of real assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.Childs’ autobiographical show, The Bubbly Black Girl, follows a young woman from Los Angeles as she finds her way from suburban daughter to Broadway dancer, all while navigating the politics of race and gender on a journey to find her identity. Performances for the two-night-only engagement are scheduled for July 26 and 27.Sweet Charity director Leigh Silverman has been tapped to helm Beautiful composer Carole King and children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie. This beloved children’s musical centers on a little girl living in Brooklyn with a big imagination. Inspired in part by the stories in Sendak’s Nutshell Library, Really Rosie’s songs include “Pierre,” “Alligators All Around” and “Chicken Soup with Rice.” Performances are set for August 2 through August 5.This will be the first season with Artistic Director Michael Friedman at the helm.“Planning the fifth Off-Center season, I found myself asking: ‘What kind of America do we have?’ and ‘What kind of America do we want?’ and ‘How can we possibly imagine getting there?’ These three shows bring with them three very different visions of the American dream and what happens when people try to make their visions real,” Friedman said in a statement.Casting and creative teams will be announced at a later date. Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman(Photos: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Lynn Bowden cements his Kentucky legacy with knockout Belk Bowl performance

first_imgIf Kentucky is to change its reputation, then it will require underclassmen stepping up in Bowden’s absence. Stoops said it would likely take multiple players to replace Bowden’s production, although presumably the offense will return to a more balanced approach once Wilson returns.And even if Bowden’s time on the field is over, the Wildcats said their future successes will be owed in large part to the player who took the reins and salvaged a season that seemed doomed.”Here at UK,” Stenberg said, “he’s a legend forever.” Finally, as he raised the MVP trophy postgame, he said it directly: “Stop disrespecting us.”The last play of Bowden’s collegiate career wasn’t supposed to be him throwing a touchdown, but a season-ending injury to quarterback Terry Wilson in Week 2 forced coach Mark Stoops to improvise. After struggling through a few games with a traditional offense, Stoops converted Bowden from a receiver to a do-everything hybrid who took snaps out of the backfield and led a run-heavy attack capable of the eight-minute, game-winning drive it produced against the Hokies. MORE: SN’s 2019 All-Americans“The game is running through him. It’s running through him on every play,” Stoops said after the Wildcats’ 37-30 victory at Bank of America Stadium. “That was one of the most impressive displays I’ve seen in a long time.”Stoops, Bowden and the rest of the Kentucky team largely downplayed the pregame fracas, chalking it up to the teams being in close quarters all week. Bowden did apologize after the game, saying he wouldn’t throw the punch if he could do it over.”But it’s in the past,” Bowden added before waiting a beat, pointing to his commemorative Belk Bowl hat and saying, “Champion.”Kentucky and Virginia Tech got HEATED pregame 👀 pic.twitter.com/PregQKdHP1— ESPN (@espn) December 31, 2019Bowden will be viewed primarily as a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft, and though he only ran a few routes against Virginia Tech, the 6-1, 199-pound junior still showed why he felt comfortable forgoing his senior season.Hokies defenders struggled to bring him down all game, especially on the 61-yard touchdown scamper, which featured multiple cutbacks and slipped tackles.TOUCHDOWN KENTUCKY🐈LYNN BOWDEN 61 YARDS TO THE HOUSE 🏡 tie ball game! 24-24#BelkBowl (🎥via @espn) pic.twitter.com/AhWWzQqpQV— The Sideline Report (@SidelineReport_) December 31, 2019″Lynn’s just hard-nosed,” WIldcats left guard Logan Stenberg said. “He’s a skinny offensive lineman. He wants to go in there, he wants to put his face in it, he’s physical.”On his final snap, however, Bowden wanted to pass. Despite being 5 for 11 through the air for 60 yards and an interception to that point, the clock and field position dictated he throw. After audibling wide receiver Josh Ali’s route to a post, Bowden lofted a pass into Ali’s arms in the back of the end zone.233 rushing yards ✅Game-winning TD pass ✅Lynn Bowden can do it all 😤 pic.twitter.com/LqY6cqM8vu— ESPN (@espn) December 31, 2019After the game, Bowden offered a quip out of the Lamar Jackson playbook.”Y’all said I couldn’t throw,” he said, “so over the top it go.”A pass clinched the game, but Bowden said the Wildcats didn’t receive enough credit for having the fourth-ranked rushing attack in the nation (278.8 yards per game after Tuesday) during an 8-5 season in the SEC.”I don’t see how my O-line didn’t win any awards,” Bowden said. “I don’t get the logic. Is it because we’re Kentucky? Is y’all gon’ change that? That’s just a question for the world. I want to know.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He used different methods each time, but Lynn Bowden delivered the same message over and over Tuesday.The Kentucky star began, notably, by punching a Virginia Tech defender before the Belk Bowl started. He continued during the game by rushing 34 times for 233 yards, including a 61-yard score, and then delivering the knockout blow in the form of a 13-yard go-ahead touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 12, 2016•3:35 a.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on two Sumner County bench warrants for probation violations.•3:35 a.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with interference with law enforcement officers.•9:48 a.m. Officers took a report of a public accident in the 400 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of found credit card in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•2 p.m. Letha I. Saunders, 88, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•4:50 p.m. Felicia D. Tidwell, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 47 mph in a 30 mph zone.•8:35 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and violation of protection order of a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 7th Wellington.•9:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of services in the 1000 block S. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect.•9:58 p.m. Christopher A. Asbury, 22, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County Warrant for criminal possession of a firearm.•10:07 p.m. Gavin R. Cairns, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration and defective tag light.•10:23 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and theft in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•11:03 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more