Fresh fit leads to fresh start: San Antonio nonprofit provides free, new clothing to at-risk youths
The right fit can make all the difference and a local nonprofit is providing free, new clothes and shoes to at-risk youth in our area with hopes of inspiring them to feel more confident at school and around friends.
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.
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 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.
‘Hamilton,’ other Broadway hits to make comeback at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre this year
Hamilton is scheduled to make its return run at the Majestic Theatre January 5-16, 2022. SAN ANTONIO – Broadway went dark in March of last year, along with theaters across the country, including the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. But touring Broadway shows are scheduled to make a comeback in San Antonio this year, including the return of the very popular “Hamilton.”The season will relaunch in the fall with “My Fair Lady” scheduled to start on Sept. 21. Season tickets are on sale now through BroadwayInSanAntonio.com or by calling Broadway in San Antonio at 800-215-SHOW (7469), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This relaunch brings more than 11 weeks of the best of Broadway to the Majestic and Houston Street,” said Emily Smith, the general manager of the Majestic Theatre, in a press release.
WATCH: Poet Amanda Gorman recites ‘The Hill We Climb’ at inauguration of President Joe Biden
The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture to “Hamilton,” and at times echoed the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. 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. Penguin Young Readers announced Wednesday that “The Hill We Climb” will be published in a special edition this spring. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
Utah family’s ‘Hamilton’ Christmas light display goes viral, lands donation from Lin-Manuel Miranda
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Christmas lights are a tradition unlike any other, especially for one family in Utah. The United Way of Utah County is family’s chosen cause to support this year. The “Hamilton” social media pages even shared the video of the family’s Christmas display as well, and it landed over 1 million views and counting so far. Click here to be taken to follow the house on social media and click here to see their channel on Youtube. Related: Windcrest couple chosen to compete on ABC’s ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’
Central Texas police chief arrested on child sex charges, report says
HAMILTON, Texas – A police chief in Central Texas was arrested Saturday in connection with child sex abuse. According to KWTX.com, Hamilton Police Chief Tony Yocham was arrested Saturday by the Texas Rangers on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Yocham was released from the Johnson County Jail after posting a $500,000 bond, the report said. According to the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff had enough probable cause to forward the information to the Texas Rangers for investigation. Yocham lost the race for the Republican nomination for Somervell County sheriff in the Texas Primary.
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.
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.
Disney fast tracking ‘Hamilton’ film to Disney +
(CNN) -- Disney is not throwing away its shot with “Hamilton.”It's fast tracking the premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production. The Walt Disney Company, the musical's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail made the announcement Tuesday. Miranda, Seller, and Kail, serve as producers on the film and Kail directs. He's given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house," Lin-Manuel Miranda said in a statement. On Broadway, the "Hamilton" musical electrified audiences and became one of the hottest tickets on the Great White Way.