Local church issues apology for ‘Hamilton’ performance.
A local church that has drawn the ire of Broadway fans throughout the country for its portrayal of the popular show “Hamilton” has issued an apology. The performance was followed by a 15-minute sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction. News of the show reached the Hamilton creator who tweeted, “Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production. Now lawyers do their work.”In Tuesday’s statement, the church admitted to not asking for or receiving permission to produce the show. “We respect the copyrights of Hamilton’s author and contributors,” the statement read.myrgv.com
McAllen church criticized for its take on ‘Hamilton’
A McAllen church is facing controversy for its rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular musical “Hamilton” that had several scenes edited to incorporate Biblical themes — and which was followed by a sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction.myrgv.com
San Marcos Baseball receives All-District 26-6A recognition
San Marcos saw 10 Rattlers selected to the All-District 26-6A baseball teams.Junior pitcher Gavin Gomez was voted as the district’s Pitcher of the Year.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Underdog Jane Hope Hamilton angling for an upset against Jasmine Crockett in Dallas-area congressional primary
Crockett is running on her experience as a legislator, a civil rights attorney and as the incumbent’s hand-picked successor. Hamilton is running on her more than 20 years as a behind-the-scenes congressional staffer and campaign adviser.
‘Staunch advocate’ for mental health patients slain outside Brickyard Mall: authorities
Charges are pending Thursday for person who is in police custody after a fatal shooting outside the Brickyard Mall that left a 47-year-old woman who was a “beloved” mental health expert at Cermak Health Services, authorities said.chicagotribune.com
Corporate landlords are gobbling up U.S. suburbs. These homeowners are fighting back.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Her 3-bedroom 2-bath house with vinyl siding had never attracted so many admirers. Every week, the mail brought more postcard offers: Sell now! Will buy as is! Everyone in the neighborhood was getting them. To Valerie Hamilton, then president of the Potters Glen Homeowners Association, it didn't sit right. Already, more than 20 homeowners in her Charlotte neighborhood had sold out to investors and their houses had been quickly converted to rentals.Subscribe to The Post Most newnews.yahoo.com
Corporate landlords are gobbling up U.S. suburbs. These homeowners are fighting back.
One in four homes sold in the Charlotte metro area last year were bought by investors — the second-highest share of all metros that Redfin analyzed. The trend hits predominantly Black neighborhoods the hardest.washingtonpost.com
Pakistan shock West Indies for 1st World Cup win in 13 years
Off-spinner Nida Dar took four wickets for 10 runs as previously winless Pakistan beat the West Indies by eight wickets Monday in a match shortened to 20 overs per side at the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Pakistan’s battery of spin bowlers came into its own in sticky conditions at Seddon Park to deal a blow to the West Indies' hopes of reaching the semifinals. The West Indies managed only 89-7 from its 20 overs and Pakistan surpassed that total with seven balls to spare, led by opener Muneeba Ali's 37 from 43 balls in her first innings at the tournament.news.yahoo.com
Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find
A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world’s largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to mash after Guinness World Records wrote to say that scientific testing had found it wasn’t, in fact, a potato after all.
The Night 2022 Tour heats up the stage at Houston’s Toyota Center
Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Maxwell recently announced the release of a new full-length album, black summers ’NIGHT, due this year. In support of that release, he has embarked on the NIGHT 2022 Tour across North America in partnership with the Black Promoters Collective – the preeminent coalition of African American independent promoters. The 25-date run kicks off in Dallas, TX at Texas Trust CU Theater, visits legendary arenas such as Barclays Center in Brooklyn and The Forum in Los Angeles, and concludes at FTX Arena in Miami, FL on May 8. It tore up the stage at Houston’s Toyota Center with a packed out show. Anthony Hamilton and Joe aided Maxwell in brining fans back to how real R&B music sounds and makes them fell. Anthony sat with Houston Life Reporter Joe Sam to talk about his excitement on working with incredible artists like Maxwell and Joe in a tour that represents everything he stands for and what his music is about. Hamilton said how surprised he was winning best male artist at the NAACP Image Awards 2022, but it was no shock to fans that were excited to see him share the stage with other incredible artists that love music just as much as he does. Click here to find out how to purchase tickets for the other cities that will be serving as home to the Night 2022 Tour.
NASCAR champion Larson among many conflicted by F1 finish
NASCAR champion Kyle Larson's first Formula One race was the season finale and he is as conflicted as anyone over the controversial ending of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Funny, Larson was wondering how he could get into Formula One.news.yahoo.com
Actor Christopher Jackson talks return of "Freestyle Love Supreme" to Broadway, CBS series "Bull"
Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson is making his return to Broadway in the improv hip-hop show "Freestyle Love Supreme." Plus, we'll ask him to reflect on the success of "Hamilton," the “Sex and the City” reboot and the sixth season of the CBS series "Bull."news.yahoo.com
Glitzy Fugitive Couple Nabbed in ‘Extremely Brutal’ Murder Case
Handout/Hamilton PoliceAfter a three-month-long manhunt, the glamorous daughter of a prominent Canadian businesswoman and her boyfriend were finally arrested in connection to a February shooting that killed a 39-year-old man and left his pregnant fiancée fighting for her life in a hospital.Yun “Lucy” Li, 25, and her partner Oliver Karafa, 28, fled Canada by boarding a flight to Eastern Europe just a day after the incident. According to Hamilton law enforcement, they traveled through Slovakia, Kanews.yahoo.com
Chiefs beat Rebels 36-26 to end Super Rugby 4th round
The Hamilton-based Chiefs started and finished strongly to beat the Melbourne Rebels 36-26 Sunday and wrap up the fourth round of the Australia-New Zealand Super Rugby tournament. The match was the second involving the Rebels to be played in Sydney because of a community outbreak of COVID-19 in Austalia’s second-largest city. Travel between Melbourne and New Zealand currently is suspended.news.yahoo.com
The Latest on Selection Sunday: Virginia delays trip to Indy
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy
In a new statement posted Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that many consider offensive. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show. In a new statement posted Saturday, Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that are considered offensive. Harrison came under fire after an interview on “Extra” when he was asked about racially insensitive past behavior from current “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion," he said in the interview.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew." Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? “That day gave me a second wave of energy to finish the poem,” Gorman told the AP. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
Houston police identify officer involved in shooting that left 1 robbery suspect dead
HOUSTON – Houston police said a 27-year-old robbery suspect died Tuesday morning in an officer-involved shooting at a hotel off the North Freeway. Investigators said the shooting happened around 10:25 a.m. at 16510 North Freeway service road. Acevedo said the man who died -- who was suspected in multiple robberies -- was shot after he raised a pistol at officers. Hamilton said he heard the officers give the suspect verbal commands prior to the sound of an assault rifle. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Jan. 5, 2021 at the scene of an officer-involved shooting off the North Freeway.
Officer’s patrol car flips after being hit by red-light runner; search for driver underway: HPD
HOUSTON – A Houston police officer is recovering after a major crash in downtown Houston Monday. Investigators said his patrol car was t-boned by another driver who ran a red light on Gray and Hamilton around 1 a.m. The patrol car flipped and ended up on its roof, police said. Police said the officer was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Investigators said the other driver ran away from the scene and remains on the loose.
Harris County doctor sentenced in $16M Medicare fraud scheme, authorities say
HOUSTON – A Texas physician was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials said. Hamilton was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive health care kickbacks, and two counts of false statements relating to health care matters in October 2019. Members of the conspiracy paid the patients to receive the home health care services, which were often medically unnecessary, not provided, or both, the news release said. Hamilton typically would not release the home health care paperwork until the home health care companies or their marketers paid her the kickback, authorities said, citing evidence from the case. Federal authorities said the scheme resulted in approximately millions in false and fraudulent claims for home-health services to Medicare and in Hamilton receiving over $300,000 in kickbacks.
Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force
Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning. In the long-term, the crisis could stall if not reverse decades of hard-fought gains by working women who are still far from achieving labor force parity with men. Overall, the drop translates into 1.3 million women exiting the labor force since February. Between February and April, labor force participation fell 3.2% among mothers with children younger than 6, and 4.3% for those with children 6 to 12. We already knew there was a large gender inequality in the labor force, and the pandemic just makes this worse, Landivar said.
Disney+ to release live-action Mulan movie on Sept. 4. But you have to pay nearly $30 to watch it
Mulan is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no Hamilton: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent Mulan." The company plans to release it in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available. Originally set for a March 27 release, Mulan moved to late July, then late August and was then pulled from the calendar all together as COVID-19 cases spiked through the U.S.
5 musicals that should be filmed for a streaming network since Broadway is still closed
Considering Disney+ saw a 72% increase in downloads of its app over the weekend, it’s safe to say that bringing musicals filmed on stage to a mass audience is a pretty good idea. Some will argue that theater is meant to be consumed live, but with so much uncertainty about when Broadway will return, it’s not a bad idea to start filming more Broadway musicals and plays for streaming networks. While it’s still a wildly popular musical, fans have been begging for some sort of movie version for years. Disney’s most popular and long-running show on Broadway is “The Lion King,” and it’s hard to imagine the people wouldn’t love to watch a filmed version of this production. Do you plan to watch “Hamilton?” Are there any musicals you’d like to see from the comfort of your home?
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Women sue after roadside cavity search
BRAZORIA COUNTY – Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle spoke publicly for the first time since filing a lawsuit against the state and Brazoria County after cavity searches on the side of 288, in Brazoria County on Memorial Day, a year ago. The search was caught on a 40 minute dash camera video as a DPS trooper pulled the two women over. The women believed they were searched in full view of the male trooper and three Brazoria County sheriff's deputies. Both women say the search was not only humiliating but also a health issue and Trooper Bui never changed her rubber gloves between the exams of the two women. Local 2 legal analyst Brian Wice said body cavity searches are reserved for incarceration, not for road side stops.