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ivey award caps a life in theater for founder michelle hensley


michelle hensley, whose ten thousand things troupe has brought quality theater to underserved audiences in minnesota jails, shelters and community centers for 25 years, received the ivey award for lifetime achievement monday at the state theatre in minneapolis.that accolade, selected by the artistic directors of other twin cities theaters, was among 11 awards presented monday during a high-gloss ceremony. it marked a career-capping achievement for hensley, who will step down as artistic director next year.meghan kreidler, currently starring in “the man of la mancha” at theatre latté da, was honored with the ivey for outstanding emerging artist.kreidler also was part of the ivey-winning acting ensemble of “vietgone,” a hip-hop-inflected musical staged at mixed blood theatre, along with sun






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rancher adrienne ivey noticed her 150 heifers were all bunched together, and headed over to find them being herded by a "furry little beaver." “it wasn’t until we got to the very front of the herd, that we could see what all the commotion was about.” ivey said it was “really quite cute,” and “the most canadian moment of all moments.” ivey shot video of the curious cattle drive and posted it online, where viewers have been watching the cows trailing closely behind the buck-toothed creature, with their heads lowered. when the beaver stops, the cattle stop, too, only to proceed when the furry animal continues on. the beaver was probably just trying to get from one bit of swamp to another, apparently, when the cows put it in charge. report this adin canada’s hyper-concentrated and vertically i






jeff bezos’ rocket engine plant to come to northern alabama


huntsville, ala. (ap) — a rocket company owned by amazon-founder jeff bezos is coming to huntsville.more on blue origin and its be4 rocket engineblue origin to seek tax breaks for rocket engine plantbezos plans bigger reusable rocket for orbital flightsblue origin - a mix of serious tech and space-fan funalabama gov. kay ivey announced monday that blue origin, a private spaceflight company, will build its be-4 rocket engine in huntsville. ivey says the project will create 350 new jobs and be a $200 million investment.according to the company’s website, the powerful be-4 engine is designed to end dependence on russian-built engines for launching payloads into space.ivey said on social media that the project will build on the historic role that huntsville and alabama have played in the devel






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orlando, fla. — a florida sheriff's weekly "wheel of fugitive" show on facebook is drawing in viewers and laughs, but he says it's also putting suspects in jail.for the past 18 months, in brief videos posted to his agency's facebook page , brevard county sheriff wayne ivey has selected one fugitive per week with the spin of a large green wheel. every tuesday at 8 p.m., viewers can see which fugitive out of the 10 pictured on the wheel will be the winner — or loser — to be pursued that week.ivey urges the fugitive to give up and adds, "we'll see you next time on wheel of fugitive."ivey says many fugitives have been turned in via tips from the public, and some have indeed turned themselves in.






final fantasy vii's cast, revised


here’s comic artist nikolas draper-ivey’s take on the main cast of final fantasy vii.wait this isn’t a “disney princesses as tktk” post. nor is it a kingdom hearts post, so sorry. i…read more read more re-imagining this game is nothing new, but draper-ivey’s designs here don’t go changing anyone’s outfit. instead, by altering the race of each character, they show that everything iconic about this cast has to do with their original designs, haircuts and weapons, not the colour of their skin.advertisementadvertisement“i decided to do heroes and villains from a game i’m fond of and make them people of color”, he says. “i specifically chose ffvii because it’s already a diverse cast and to square enix’s credit, you could literally tell the same story with these designs”.you can see more of drap






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it’s about as canadian as a cattle drive can get.ranchers northeast of regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.adrienne ivey and her husband aaron were out checking their 150 cattle near ituna on good friday when they noticed something odd.the cattle were gathered together and walking slowly behind a beaver, with some of the heifers lowering their heads to get a closer look at the furry cowboy with a funny-looking tail.when the beaver stopped, the herd would stop, and then follow again when the rodent resumed its stroll.ivey says they are used to herding their cows with horses or quads, but nothing like this.she says young cattle are naturally curious, while the beaver seemed to ignore all the attention.“we






female veterans tell riveting tales of the battlefront at guthrie theater


i assumed this would be a big plate of broccoli theater, steamed with no butter or salt. there is indeed such theater — the evening you endure just because it is good for you.“she went to war” opened in the guthrie theater’s dowling studio on friday, a presentation of the telling project, which uses theater to bring the lives of military veterans to light. four former servicewomen traded stories, participated in modestly staged scenarios and analyzed their experience during warfare.as stated, i came with a bad attitude, but this 55-minute event, directed by the telling project’s co-creator max rayneard, proved absolutely riveting, emotional and honorable. rayneard and the organization’s founder, jonathan wei, molded the stories into this show.these are not actors mouthing lines designed by






michelle obama dishes on white house life, says she won't run for office


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bruno mars wins!bruno mars accepts the award for best male r&b/pop artist onstage at 2017 bet awards at microsoft theater on june 25, 2017 in los angeles.click through to see more highlights from sunday's awards.credit: frederick m. brown/getty imagesmigos winsoffset, quavo and takeoff of migos accept the award for best group onstage at 2017 bet awards at microsoft theater on june 25, 2017 in los angeles.credit: frederick m. brown/getty imagessean combssean "diddy" combs speaks onstage at 2017 bet awards at microsoft theater on june 25, 2017 in los angeles.credit: frederick m. brown/getty imageslaz alonso, jacob latimore, algee smith and jason mitchelllaz alonso, jacob latimore, algee smith and jason mitchell speak onstage at 2017 bet awards at microsoft theater on june 25, 2017 in los ang






obamas’ former law professor says michelle ‘absolutely’ should have been preside


the harvard law school professor who taught both pres. barack and first lady michelle obama said that both were good students, but that michelle would have been a better president than her husband.thehill.com reported saturday that prof. charles ogletree told tmz, “you know, his wife should have been president. absolutely. he was great too, but she was better.”“she could easily be president,” ogletree said, “but i don’t think she will.”michelle obama is widely known to be glad she and her husband are retiring from public life in spite of her gifts as a speaker and popularity as first lady.however, thehill.com said, “despite her numerous statements that she won’t run, three political committees have formed since the election urging first lady michelle obama to run for president in 2020.”wat






ten thousand things presents a stripped-down 'fiddler'


fiddler on the roofa cultural minority tries to maintain its traditions in the face of a repressive czar. the plot for “fiddler on the roof,” set in a shtetl in 1905 russia, used to sound remote and distant. but the musical by jerry bock, sheldon harnick and joseph stein is getting new currency under ten thousand things director michelle hensley, who has cast actor steven epp as iconic milkman tevye in this production. epp is largely surrounded by a cast that’s mostly of color, including joy dolo, kory laquess pullam, thomasina petrus, eric sharp, sheena janson and dennis spears. hensley also has tapped actors tyson forbes and elise langer in a bare-bones, miniature production that, as is usual with shows by ten thousand things, emphasizes performance virtuosity over props and scenery. (7:






here are your 2017 eisner award nominees


marvelfor some people, this is just early may. but for us, it’s time to run down the list of eisner award nominees—and to remind ourselves that san diego comic-con, where the winners will be announced, is just a few short months away.advertisementthis year, as always, there’s something for everyone to root for, ranging from the poetic dread of tom king’s vision to ben passmore’s thoughtful reflections on racist microaggressions in your black friend. here’s a selection of some of categories and nominees to keep an eye on and be sure to head to sdcc’s link below to see the full list.best short story“the comics wedding of the century,” by simon hanselmann, in we told you so: comics as art (fantagraphics)“good boy,” by tom king and david finch, in batman annual #1 (dc)“monday,” by w. maxwell p






alabama’s new governor orders speedier election to replace sessions


alabama governor kay ivey on tuesday moved up the election to fill the u.s. senate seat vacated by now-u.s. attorney general jeff sessions to december because she said the original plan to hold it in late 2018 was not soon enough to meet state law.ivey last week replaced fellow republican robert bentley as governor after he resigned amid impeachment proceedings in the legislature.bentley had appointed republican luther strange in february to fill the seat sessions held before joining president donald trump’s cabinet. citing concerns about the cost of a special election, bentley opted to wait until the 2018 general election for voters to elect sessions’ replacement.the state’s new governor said alabama law required a speedier timetable. the primary election will now be held on aug. 15 and t






barack and michelle obama enjoy life outside white house


after leaving the white house in january, former president barack obama and first lady michelle obama are keeping a low profile. however, the couple is indulging in activities that they may have missed doing while in the white house. michelle has been going for soulcycle classes with the public and barack has been donning his leather…






in the room where it happens: watch chance the rapper win his first grammy award


what's it like being at the preshow? surprisingly low-key. the kick off for music's biggest night on sunday was mellow. only a fraction of attendees trickled into the microsoft theater to see who won the 70-plus awards handed out ahead of the main telecast at staples center. the merch booth and bathrooms had no line, there was no drama getting in and the bar was already closed. and because it was open seating, folks roamed freely between the audience and the lobby. margaret cho, the emcee, even tried to entice people to come farther down front. "the closer you sit, the more likely you are to win a grammy," she joked, a sentiment comedian patton oswalt echoed when he had to race from the back of the theater to accept his award.






michelle obama: my passion for education will linger on


new york — former first lady michelle obama said friday that her departure from the white house won't end her passion for education.she made the comment at a new york city event marking college signing day, a nationwide tradition she began as first lady to encourage young people to seek higher education. it was the fourth year she had participated."i might not live in the white house anymore, but barack and i are going to keep on celebrating you all and supporting you and lifting you up no matter what house we live in," michelle obama said. "our belief in the power of education to transform your lives is real and it's going to be at core of everything that we do going forward."the event was held at a manhattan public theater with a host of celebrities, including "good morning america" anch






michelle obama: my passion for education will linger on


new york — former first lady michelle obama said friday that her departure from the white house won't end her passion for education.she made the comment at a new york city event marking college signing day, a nationwide tradition she began participating in as first lady to encourage young people to seek higher education. it was the fourth year she had participated."i might not live in the white house anymore, but barack and i are going to keep on celebrating you all and supporting you and lifting you up no matter what house we live in," michelle obama said. "our belief in the power of education to transform your lives is real and it's going to be at core of everything that we do going forward."the event was held at the public theater in manhattan with a host of celebrities, including "good






alabama state's 2nd female governor takes the reins


montgomery, ala. — with alabama gov. robert bentley resigning one step ahead of an impeachment hearing related to an alleged affair, his successor becomes the state's second female governor and the first to rise through the political ranks on her own.kay ivey, the first republican woman elected lieutenant governor of alabama, was also the first republican to hold that office for two straight terms.she entered the old senate chamber for her swearing-in ceremony to a thunderous round of applause but bluntly stated the challenges ahead of her as the state's new governor in a brief speech."today is both a dark day for alabama, yet also one of opportunity," ivey said, adding that her "administration will be open, it will be transparent and it will be honest."alabama's first female governor was






alabama state’s 2nd female governor takes the reins


montgomery, ala. (ap) — with alabama gov. robert bentley resigning one step ahead of an impeachment hearing related to an alleged affair, his successor becomes the state’s second female governor and the first to rise through the political ranks on her own.kay ivey, the first republican woman elected lieutenant governor of alabama, was also the first republican to hold that office for two straight terms.she entered the old senate chamber for her swearing-in ceremony to a thunderous round of applause but bluntly stated the challenges ahead of her as the state’s new governor in a brief speech.“today is both a dark day for alabama, yet also one of opportunity,” ivey said, adding that her “administration will be open, it will be transparent and it will be honest.”most read stories3-course dinne






alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics


montgomery, ala. — within a span of minutes, alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. but new republican gov. kay ivey has decades of experience working in, and around, state politics.she held two terms as state treasurer and ran for governor in 2010, entering a crowded gop primary field that included ex-gov. robert bentley, who resigned monday rather face impeachment hearings. ivey dropped out of the race that bentley eventually won, and she was victorious in her bid for lieutenant governor that year."not to be overly flattering, but you don't tell kay anything," former republican party chairman marty connors responded when asked if party powerbrokers told her to switch to the lower ballot race in 2010. "she te






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the notorious b.i.g.’s legacy will never be forgotten. on the day of christopher “biggie smalls” wallace’s 45th birthday, sean “p. diddy” combs made a cameo at the 2017 billboard music awards (may 21). in between the announcements of award wins, diddy took a moment to honor his late friend and first bad boy artist.“b.i.g. sold over 25 million records worldwide. his ready to die album, his life after death album? classics. they changed the game. they changed the game of hip-hop forever.” reminded the entrepreneur. “biggie was the best rapper i ever had a chance to work with. watching him and seeing him work is something you can’t explain.”credit: getty imagesafter making the audience stand on their feet for the notorious b.i.g.’s born day, the bad boy records founder brought out the late ra






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mercury theater completes 'hair' casting


mercury theater chicago announced the cast of its upcoming production of "hair," running july 27-sept. 17.the '60s rock musical by james rado and gerome ragni, with music by galt macdermot, will star matt keffer as berger and liam quealy as claude with caleb baze, chuckie benson, aaron davidson, candace c. edwards, lucy godinez, michelle lauto, miciah long, andrew lund, mallory maedke, evan tyrone martin, cherise thomas, leryn turlington, marco tzunux and craig underwood.brenda didier will direct with music direction by eugene dizon and choreography by christopher carter.the mercury theater is located at 3745 n. southport ave.more from the theater loop:'hir' seizes the moment — and turns the old steppenwolf on its headtickets on sale for 'jimmy buffett in conversation with chris jones'hard






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share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmontgomery, ala. (ap) — kay ivey sworn in as alabama’s governor after robert bentley pleads guilty to charges arising from alleged affair probe.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






michelle obama honors jfk’s sister at sports awards


michelle obama received a standing ovation at a sports awards ceremony in los angeles on wednesday when she appeared to present a posthumous prize to eunice kennedy shriver, the founder of the special olympics and sister of former u.s. president john f. kennedy. the former first lady presented a special prize at the espy awards, an…






new apple headquarters to have theater named for steve jobs


cupertino, calif. (ap) — apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, steve jobs.apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in cupertino, california, to the new apple park nearby will begin in april and will take more than six months to complete.the 175-acre campus includes a 2.8 million-square-foot main building in the shape of a giant ring. apple says the building will run entirely on renewable energy.the campus will also include a 1,000-seat auditorium called the steve jobs theater. jobs famously unveiled new apple products at theater events. he died in 2011 at 56 following a battle with cancer.most read storiessave 75% on di






mrs. obama to posthumously honor eunice kennedy shriver


washington — espn has chosen michelle obama to help posthumously honor special olympics founder eunice kennedy shriver.the former first lady is presenting the arthur ashe courage award to shriver's son, timothy shriver, during abc's broadcast of the espys awards wednesday in los angeles.timothy shriver chairs the special olympics, a sporting event his mother founded in the late 1960s to help empower people with intellectual disabilities.mrs. obama says in a statement that eunice shriver's work to promote their inclusion and acceptance was inspiring and changed the lives of countless young athletes.eunice kennedy shriver died in 2009. her sister, rosemary, was intellectually disabled.the courage award is given annually to someone who embodies the spirit of its namesake, tennis legend and lo






death by text: the case against michelle carter


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death by text: the case against michelle carter


a massachusetts judge announced his verdict friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of michelle carter for the death of her 18-year-old friend, conrad roy. after roy took his own life in july 2014, investigators found thousands of texts from carter on his phone, many of them encouraging him to kill himself.carter and roy met in 2012. though they lived an hour apart in massachusetts, they communicated almost exclusively via texts, online and by phone. the case, which was being followed nationwide, hinges on the power of words – michelle carter's words – and whether they could be deadly. at the heart of the case is the question of whether michelle carter's texts and messages pushed conrad roy to take his life, or if he would have done it anyway? one month before 18-year-old conrad roy t






michelle obama honors chance the rapper at bet awards.


chicago's chance the rapper gave a fiery, seemingly off-the-cuff speech at the bet awards on sunday night in which he chastised the legal system, chicago public schools and u.s. government. chance was receiving the gala's humanitarian award, an acknowledgement of the funds he has raised and donated for chicago schools. when the artist born chancelor bennett took the stage at downtown's microsoft theater, he said he hadn't prepared a speech. still, he rattled off a few talking points, all of them to rapturous applause. he said he wanted to "tell everybody in this government that y'all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y'all start making it legal," and then added, "i was going to tell the chicago public school system to not take out a loan from chase bank when they kn






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the latest: remy ma beats minaj for bet's hip hop honor


los angeles — the latest on the bet awards being presented from the microsoft theatre in los angeles (all times local):9:10 p.m.remy ma has ended nicki minaj's seven year winning streak for best female hip hop artist at the bet awards.ma's win sunday was the final award handed out in the show that ran late at the microsoft theater in los angeles and easily one of the most anticipated of the night.ma, who returned from jail in 2014, thanked god and named two correctional facilities in her speech and told others that they can come back."it's hard but you can do it," ma said. "you can make mistakes and come back."in march, ma released the diss track "shether," which was hostile toward minaj and earned praised from critics and rap fans. minaj never officially responded to the song.ma ended by






barack and michelle are too adorable on valentine's day


it hasn’t even been a full month yet, but there are a lot of people who miss barack and michelle obama. while the couple has rightfully earned their time away from the public eye, and have been vacationing for what seems like 40 days and 40 nights, the former potus and first lady have made a lot of america feel like the jealous ex who can’t stand to see them move on.read president obama thanks michelle during farewell address prompting our hearts to melt yet againfor valentine’s day, michelle obama posted an adorable photo of her and barack enjoying the sand and surf. we’re not sure which exotic beach the couple is at, but after seeing the picture, it was made certain our favs are not, we repeat, not coming back.happy valentine’s day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @barack






will guilty verdict in teen texting suicide case impact end-of-life laws?


by david rossman, professor of law, boston university. michelle carter after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. ap/ glenn c. silva in massachusetts, a 17-year-old girl named michelle carter repeatedly urged her boyfriend, who had a history of mental illness, to kill himself. and then, he did. as conrad roy iii sat in his truck in…






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apple shows off new steve jobs theater at annual iphone event


cupertino, calif.—apple inc. tuesday accompanied its annual ritual of new product revelations with a different kind of unveiling, the first public look inside the steve jobs theater on the tech giant’s new campus.apple welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to the glass-walled auditorium named after apple’s co-founder at the $5 billion apple park, which has been under construction for years. work on the site reached a crescendo in recent...






eden prairie museum showcases aviation history year-round


the smell of oil filled the air in the brightly lit airplane hangar crammed with history.from a 1940s jeep to a p-51 d mustang — one of only six in the world to return home from world war ii combat in europe — the restored relics are unquestionably the main attractions at a new aviation museum in eden prairie.although air museums are closing elsewhere, the nonprofit wings of the north bucked the trend and opened a museum just over a year ago after nearly two decades of organizing the annual airexpo aviation show in eden prairie. it now showcases history year-round.“that’s what we’re all about, telling the history,” director bob jasperson said. “we don’t want this history to be lost.”the wings of the north museum, which will mark its second year this summer, is housed in an office building