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Watching Omar (Opera) at Spoleto Festival Opening Night

Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors. Spoleto Festival USA ran from May 26th to June 11th. More information can be found at <a href="https://spoletousa.org">https://spoletousa.org</a> The History of Spoleto, cited from Spoletousa.org: Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to create an American counterpart to the annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, that he founded in 1958. Looking for a city that would provide the charm of Spoleto as well as its wealth of theaters, churches and other performances spaces, Menotti selected Charleston as the ideal location. The historic city provided a perfect fit: it was intimate enough that the Festival would captivate the entire city, yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure. Championed
CHARLESTON, SC

Tampa Bay Rays 2022 Schedule

Here is the complete Tampa Bay Rays schedule for the 2022 season, with dates, locations and game times. This will be updated constantly with results and links to game stories, plus any adjustments to the schedule will be made here in real time as well, so bookmark this story and refer to it often.
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

New Zealand designates Proud Boys, The Base as terrorist groups

June 29 (UPI) -- New Zealand has quietly designated the Proud Boys and The Base, two right-wing extremist groups in the United States, as terrorist organizations. The groups were separately designated under the authority of Police Commissioner Andrew Coster on June 20 but the moves were made public Monday in a statement published by the official New Zealand Gazette.
CONGRESS
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Mom Facing 3 Counts of Murder and Arson for Stabbing Her Kids to Death, Burning Their House

A mom who was initially charged with two counts of malice murder received additional charges of a third murder count and arson from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. Darlene Brister was arrested late Friday after a 911 call reported a fire on Woodwind Drive Home in the Yorkville community. The sheriff's office said two of the youngest, eight-month-old Devonte and three-year-old Donovan, were found dead inside the home with stab wounds. A third boy, Devin, 5, died at the hospital from his injuries. Another child, eight-year-old Dante, had to undergo surgery. His father, Ricky Brister, said he would make it, Atlanta Journal Constitution says.
PAULDING COUNTY, GA
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La Crescent Legion defeats West Salem

La Crescent Post 595 Baseball defeated West Salem Post 51 4-3 on Wednesday evening at La Crescent’s Horihan Field. Karson Pape delivered the go-ahead RBI with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY NEWS 8 NOW/NEWS 8000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY...
WEST SALEM, WI
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PNC Pavilion

Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion are outdoor amphitheaters on the banks of the Ohio River. Known for being the summer's most popular music venues, their large footprint gives them the ability to host annual events such as The Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Mayhem Festival, and the Country Throwdown Tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
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Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Remains discovered in Texas in 2013 have been identified as a teen missing since 2000, officials say

Human remains found in West Texas in 2013 have been identified as a teen reported missing more than 20 years ago, state officials said. The remains, now identified as Sylvia Nicole Smith, were found in Midland County while workers were surveying near an oil field well site, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement Monday.
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX
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DIVING INTO JACOB’S WELL

The anticipation is almost too much to bear, but it may not just be the height of the jump that causes your adrenaline to pump. It’s also the knowledge that the 68-degree water is waiting below to shock every sense in your body as the heat of a 100-degree day vanishes from your skin.
WIMBERLEY, TX
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Wimberley Players present I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (2018) with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, opens on The Wimberley Players stage July 15 and runs through August 7. This hilarious celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind ‘the relationship.’ It explores dating and waiting, love and marriage, as well as the agonies of in-laws, newborns, and trips in the family car. The original version of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the second longest-running off-Broadway musical with over 5,000 performances. New songs, re vised lyrics, and dialogue throughout the show reflect relationships today.
WIMBERLEY, TX
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Elderly man dies in residential fire

JOPLIN, Mo. — A house fire claims the life of an elderly man. Just after 3:00 a.m. Monday morning (6/27), the Joplin Fire Department (JFD) was dispatched after a 911 call reported a possible residential structure fire at 819 West A Street (at the intersection of West A Street and Connor Avenue).
JOPLIN, MO