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first_imgThe New York Pops orchestra will welcome a host of Broadway stars—including two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, four-time Tony nominee and The Bridges of Madison County’s Kelli O’Hara, Tony nominee Matthew Morrison and Ryan Silverman—into the 32nd season of the company’s Carnegie Hall series, led by music director Steven Reineke. The Pops orchestra season will feature five concerts in total, kicking off on October 24. Ryan Silverman View Comments Audra McDonald Kelli O’Hara Sutton Fostercenter_img Matthew Morrison Star Files Among the seasonal features are All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles, a celebration of the iconic band featuring Finnish a cappella ensemble Rajaton; Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays, a festive holiday concert featuring South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza co-stars Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison; a solo evening with Violet star Sutton Foster; and Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring Chicago vet Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare, Storm Large and Frankie Moreno. Other season highlights will include a Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage concert by five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The December 12 performance will feature classic songs from musical theater and film, along with pieces written for her by leading songwriters. Last year’s New York Pops season included performances from Broadway veterans Montego Glover, Ashley Brown, Bullets Over Broadway’s Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. View All (5)last_img read more

first_imgMax was CEO of the make believe Atlanta Specialty Sports (A.S.S., Inc.). In that capacity his three men team observed and critiqued most of the Slate Creek Relays held each summer in late July. The Great Race was a perfect venue for Max and his crew and his humorous and enthusiastic contributions to the event were enjoyed by all. Although in a horrific battle with cancer the last three years he still made it to Kansas for the race. Max was a frequent visitor to Kansas. While attending an IBM Management School in Kansas City in the late 1960s Max continued his former Air Force friendship with Jack Potucek who was then attending Law School at the University of Kansas. It was that friendship that brought Max to southern Kansas on a regular basis. He was a frequent reveler at the Slate Creek Depot and The Embers when those restaurants were operating in Wellington, participating in the many game-day bus trips sponsored by the restaurants to Lawrence for KU-K-State games. H. Max BeardsleeH. Max Beardslee peacefully died on April 1 at his mountain home near Jasper, Ga., northeast of Atlanta. Max was born in Sheridan Mich. on Jan. 22, 1940 and graduated from Michigan State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, attaining the rank of Captain.  His business career focused on the computer and software industry and included many years in management with IBM as well as other related business entities.Max is survived by a brother, Denny Beardslee of Sheridan, Mich. as well as three sons, John of Chandler, Ariz., Chris of Tallahassee Fla., and Steve of Johns Creek, Ga. and their respective families.center_img Max leaves behind many great friends and acquaintances in southern Kansas. He worked hard to develop and maintain those relationships over the past four-plus decades. A “Celebration of Life” will be held in Max’s memory in Wellington in the near future. He is buried at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. A memorial in his name has been established with the Sumner County Veteran’s Memorial Fund. Donations can be sent to the fund â„… George Hitt, 1601 Edgewood, Wellington, Kans. 67152.last_img read more

first_imgJOHNSTON — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican, says if there’s a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S Senate should start the process of filling it as soon as possible.“We have a Republican-held Senate and a Republican president,” Ernst said Friday afternoon, “and so I don’t see there would be any difference between the president and the senate on a selection of a supreme court justice.”Republican Senators refused to act on President Obama’s nominee after Justice Scalia died in early 2016, arguing voters that November should decide which president should get to fill the vacancy.“That was a different situation,” Ernst said. “…That was a Republican-held Senate with a Democratic president and so we were divided on who that selection would be. This is a different scenario where you have a Republican president and a Republican senate. There’s likely not to be a lot of disagreement when it comes to the selection of a justice.”Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, who is 87, intends to remain on the court.Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa’s other Republican senator, was chairman of the senate committee that refused to hold a hearing on Obama nominee Merrick Garland in 2016 and Grassley has said a hearing should wait until after the election, if there is an opening on the court in 2020.Ernst said Republican senators should hold a hearing on a Trump nominee even in a so-called “lame duck” session in November and December — after the election. She discussed the issue with “Iowa Press” host David Yepsen Friday afternoon.“If President Trump is defeated, if Republicans lose control of the Senate, would you still support doing this prior to January?” Yepsen asked.Ernst replied: “Well, one, I wish nothing but the best of health for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I think we all do and I will be praying for her and it is a lame duck session. I would support going ahead with any hearings that we might have and, if it comes to an appointment prior to the end of the year, I would be supportive of that.”A spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party blasted Ernst’s comments.“Senator Ernst promised to be an independent voice for Iowans, but instead she’s spent her six years in Washington shamelessly putting Mitch McConnell’s harmful agenda above the interests of Iowans,” IDP spokesman Jeremy Busch said in a written statement.In 2016, when Republicans refused to act on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Ernst argued that “in the midst of an important election, the American people deserve to have a say in this important decision that will impact the course of our country for years to come.”Ernst became a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel’s hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, the second justice President Trump has appointed to the nation’s highest court.last_img read more