Classical: See the Met's 'La Traviata' at Allentown Symphony Hall
Originally transmitted April 14, 2012, Willy Decker's stunning, surreal production places the action entirely within a curved, bright-gray wall that looks like an arena. To the side a gigantic clock ticks off the diminishing minutes of famed courtesan ...
July 1, 2015
Five-Star Review: Kevin Love and the Cavs torch Memphis
Are there problems with Kevin Love in Cleveland? Tonight's game didn't show any. Love and the rest of the Cavs throttled the Memphis Grizzlies 111-89. The Cavs scored 36 points in the third quarter, and at one point were up by 29 points. Just a ...
March 25, 2015
Night Court: Nova upset; Ron Hunter cries at presser; ND-Butler drama
Coach Chris Holtmann also deserves a ton of credit for making this team an absolute bear to play against this season after being put in a tough spot to start it with the Brandon Miller situation. The Irish haven't inspired a ton of confidence in the ...
March 22, 2015
Why mega-trades don't work
The pass-wacky Lions iced a road game solely by running to grind the clock, and did so versus the league's leading rush defense -- sweet for Detroit, sour for Jersey/B. So Simple That . Obviously this proposed tax-law change might cause the very ...
October 1, 2014
Don't talk about migrants, Labour chiefs warn MPs as part of strategy to ...
Labour MPs have been told to 'move the conversation on' when voters ask about immigration, it was claimed last night. The suggestion is in a strategy document designed to combat the threat from Ukip at the general election. Instead, activists should ...
December 15, 2014
JEFF EDELSTEIN: This Valentine's Day, and with apologies to Paul Simon ...
I grabbed his face in the way that a grandmother would and screamed, “YOU HAVE THE CUTEST CHEEKS!” I ended I knew of him but didn't get to know him until he came by my Grandmother's house and asked to take me to see Luther Vandross in concert ...
February 13, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About Jeff Bezos
During his childhood, the family of five moved between New Mexico, Texas, and Florida, and the young Bezos was deeply influenced by summers spent learning how to fix and build equipment on his grandfather's ranch in Texas. The young entrepreneur was ...
August 5, 2013
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore Series begins at Miller Symphony Hall July 8 with Verdi's timeless love story "La Traviata. In "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts' character Vivian attends an opera for the very first time — it just happens to be "La Traviata" — and is moved to tears. That makes lots of sense, since she has much in common with the opera's main character Violetta Valéry, a beautiful French courtesan in party-loving Paris of the 1840s. Vivian, of course, is based on the old Hollywood staple, the "hooker with a... To the side a gigantic clock ticks off the diminishing minutes of famed courtesan Violetta's life (sorry for the spoiler). This is one of the Met's most controversial productions, and bears seeing as much for that as for soprano Natalie Dessay's impressive coloratura as Violetta. Decker's production originally was staged in Salzburg in 2005. Some reviewers described the set as looking like a "semicircular concrete underpass" with a large, red plastic sofa as the main prop, along with the giant clock. The performance stars Natalie Dessay as Violetta and Matthew Polenzani as Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for her.
But football is the ultimate team sport, and in team sports, paying a king's ransom to get one guy is as likely to backfire as to succeed. The New England Patriots have the most victories in the past decade, and the Patriots don't engage in mega-trades. Their transactions usually are the reverse of mega-trades, surrendering high-profile draft picks to accumulate midrange choices. The Denver Broncos just finished second, and though they engage in high-profile free-agent signings, don't offer huge draft bundles in mega-trades. Suppose an NFL king's-ransom trade is defined as a deal involving at least first- and second-round selections, or one of the draft's highest picks. How do recent mega-trades stack up. • In 2012, Washington gave up three first-rounders, plus a second-round selection, for Griffin, who briefly injected excitement but mostly has been a letdown, with a 13-18 record as a starter. The team's roster is depleted as a result of the deal -- add three first-rounders and a second-round selection to the Washington depth chart, and the Persons might not be in the cellar. Since the Griffin mega-trade, Washington is 14-23 and.
The document discourages MPs writing ‘proactively’ about immigration to electors who have not raised it, saying it ‘risks undermining the broad coalition of support we need to return to government’. It warns MPs that the party loses votes the more ‘salient’ immigration becomes as an election issue and urges them against contacting all constituents on the topic. The 33-page document, entitled Campaigning Against Ukip, was distributed to dozens of MPs in danger of losing votes to Ukip alongside detailed constituency maps pinpointing where possible defectors may be found. It says that with Ukip-leaning voters, activists should listen to their immigration concerns and outline Labour’s policies for tackling the issue with tightened border controls and limited access to benefits. Elsewhere MPs are told: ‘Immigration is the issue people most often cite when explaining support for Ukip. The Labour leader will attack company bosses who exploit migrant workers – warning they could face jail under a Labour government.
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July 11, 2015
Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled July 15, 2
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2014, at 3 o”clock at Boone United Methodist Church ... one sister, Virginia Miller; five brothers-in-law, Howard Miller, Al Bishop, Bob Anderson, Lewis Burkett and L.C. Oliver; two sisters ...
July 15, 2014
Amazing Grandfather Clock at Angel View Temecula!
Now available at Temecula's Angel View Resale Boutique: Howard-Miller Limited Edition Cherry Grandfather Clock. A beautiful timepiece in excellent working condition (we had it thoroughly check by a local expert)! $899.99 + tax (original list price ...
Howard Miller Curio Grandfather Clock
Howard Miller Curio Grandfather Clock model #610-844 serial # MF0010020400. Light colored oak wood,mirrored back, glass shelves and lighted. Westminster chimes every quarter hour with night time shut off. Excellent condition and works perfectly.
Pendulum clock chimes at wrong times
Q: My husband and I purchased a beautiful Howard Miller pendulum ... horologists (the term for clock experts) make house calls for $125, or a little more if a home is far away. They both recommend in-home servicing of grandfather clocks because ...
February 27, 2013