News archive from 16 May 2014

Opera diva Isabel Leonard's recital to close out Sunday afternoon concert series

Opera diva Isabel Leonard's recital to close out Sunday afternoon concert series

Isabel Leonard is a glamorous young opera star, svelte and vivacious, whose career has rocketed into the stratosphere. But sometimes an opera star is just a mom. “I'm trying to get the nanny and my son out of the house,” she said...

 
A bounty of theater hits South Florida's stages

A bounty of theater hits South Florida's stages

South Florida's arts season has usually wound down by this time of year, but an insanely busy theater calendar contradicts that notion. Four productions have joined the Wick Theatre's already-open Ain't Misbehavin' this weekend, and next weekend...

 
Bass Museum in Miami Beach celebrating 50th anniversary

Bass Museum in Miami Beach celebrating 50th anniversary

Like the city's skyline, Miami's cultural landscape 50 years ago would be almost unrecognizable today. In 1964, virtually none of the art institutions we are now familiar with existed, until the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach opened that year,...

 
Screen gems: What's ahead in movies and on TV for the week of May 18

Screen gems: What's ahead in movies and on TV for the week of May 18

Big screen Opening Friday X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13): The heroic mutants (including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Nicholas Hoult and Ellen Page) must travel back in time and team up with their younger selves to...

 

Raiders ink Khalil Mack

Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders signed linebacker Khalil Mack, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, to his rookie contract on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not released, but under the NFL's rookie wage scale, Mack is...

 

Yankees place Beltran on DL

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow inflammation. Beltran was forced to exit Monday's contest against the New York Mets in the seventh inning...

 
Hammel gives up key hit to Wacha, Cards beat Cubs

Hammel gives up key hit to Wacha, Cards beat Cubs

ST. LOUIS -- Jason Hammel struck out the side to start the game. That fast start quickly unraveled for the Cubs right-hander. Hammel gave up four runs in the second inning and Chicago lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Thursday. St. Louis rookie...

 

N.C. senate bill: Teachers should get majority of education budget

Three Republican state senators Thursday introduced a bill requiring that at least 51 percent of state spending on public education go toward classroom teachers. They called it a move to put North Carolina's teachers at the top of the state's priority...

 

Panel hears more testimony on 38 Studios default

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The House Oversight Committee has heard more testimony on whether Rhode Island should repay the 38 Studios bonds. University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Thursday default would hurt the state's already negative...

 

Arizona Cardinals sign 3 of top 4 draft picks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed three of their top four draft picks to four-year contracts. The team announced the deals with its second-round pick, tight end Troy Niklas of Notre Dame, and its two third-round selections —...

 
Ducks, LA Kings expect dramatic finish in Game 7

Ducks, LA Kings expect dramatic finish in Game 7

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings have pushed another playoff opponent to the limit, and the Anaheim Ducks have one last chance to push back. After two weeks of tight games, dramatic momentum swings and improbable heroes, the first postseason...

 

NBA owners approve sale of Bucks to Edens, Lasry

NEW YORK -- The NBA's board of governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to New York investment firm executives Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. Former U.S. senator Herb Kohl reached agreement with them last month for about $550...

 

Six plead guilty in condo straw-buyer scheme

Five Miami residents and an Orange Park man pleaded guilty this week in federal court in the Southern District of Florida to participating in a fraudulent scheme involving the sale of condo units to straw buyers. According to the U.S. Justice...

 

Dockery to auction Prada gown for Syria charity

LONDON -- "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery is selling the eye-catching gown she wore to last year's Emmy Awards to help victims of the Syria civil war. Christie's auction house says the Prada dress, featuring a red halter-style top and...

 

Canadian Open to return to Glen Abbey in 2015

OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Golf Canada said Thursday that the Canadian Open will return to Glen Abbey next year, marking the 27th time the national championship will be played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Oakville. Brandt Snedeker won last year...

 

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