John Williams

Record-breaking magician Martin Rees visits John Williams

Magician Martin Rees, a five-time Guinness world record holder, visits John Williams to talk about magic and baffle John with a card trick. Rees is in town supporting this year’s Largest Dog Wedding Ceremony, Sunday, October 2nd at Northwestern Medicine Field. For more information, visit
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West Linn council offers city manager position to John Williams

Williams has served as community development director and deputy city manager for several yearsWith West Linn City Manager Jerry Gabrielatos leaving the city at the end of next month, the West Linn City Council has unanimously decided to offer the chief executive position to Deputy City Manager and Community Development Director John Williams. Williams, who came to the city five years ago after various planning roles with Metro, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the city of Canby, was nearly named city manager in 2020, when the council (which included three members who have since left office) gave the...
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West Linn Announces John Williams as New City Manager

Williams brings valuable experience serving West Linn to the position, having served as Deputy City Manager and Community Development Director for the past five years. He also served as Interim City Manager prior to the hiring of outgoing manager Jerry Gabrielatos. John Williams holds a graduate degree in Public Administration...

Downey Symphony to celebrate music of film composer John Williams

DOWNEY – The music of John Williams is the perfect choice for the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s Pops in the Park Concert July 27. “It’s Williams’s 90th birthday,” said Downey Symphonic Society’s Music Director Sharon Lavery, “and this is to honor his works.” Sharon has been a colleague of Williams at USC’s Thornton School of Music where she teaches and has prepared the orchestra when Williams comes to conduct.
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Photos: Funeral procession for Coralville police Sgt. John Williams

Iowa City and Coralville police escorted a funeral procession for Coralville police Sgt. John Williams. Williams passed away Sunday, July 3 while on duty. Community members paid their respects as the procession went from Grace Community Church in North Liberty to Gay and Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City.

Iowans honor the life of Sgt. John Williams of Coralville

CORALVILLE, Iowa — The life of a Coralville police sergeant who died while responding to a call was honored on Monday. Sgt. John Williams died on July 3 from a medical emergency. He was responding to a shooting, where a 3-year-old ultimately died. Williams was a part of the...

Gov. Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff Monday from sunrise to sunset in honor and remembrance of Sergeant John Williams who died as a result of a medical emergency while responding to a shooting on July 3

North Liberty, IOWA – According to the state officials, Sergeant John Williams’ funeral is being held at Grace Community Church in North Liberty on Monday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex....

Sgt. John Williams Funeral Services and Procession Route

“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Sergeant John Williams. Sergeant Williams suffered an acute medical emergency in the aftermath of a child shooting call to which he responded [on July 3]. He had served the Coralville community for over 28 years, dedicating his life to the safety and security of his community. His knowledge, experience and leadership will be near-impossible to replace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, co-workers, and all those he helped throughout his career.”

90-Year-Old John Williams Says ‘Indiana Jones 5’ May Be His Last Film Score

If there’s one power we nostalgic understand best, it’s the power of music. Filmmakers can visualize the fantastic, but even a titan like Steven Spielberg has said of one great composer, “Without John Williams, bikes don’t fly and neither do brooms in Quidditch matches nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.”

Arts Beat: Symphony musicians present John Williams favorites

“Anna in the Tropics,” Nilo Cruz’s 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, comes to Barrington Stage’s Boyd Quinson Mainstage in downtown Pittsfield with performances July 16-30. Set in 1929 in one of the last Cuban cigar factories in Tampa, a lector begins reading sections of “Anna Karenina” to entertain the workers who are rolling cigars, and the characters of the Russian classic become parallel to the worker’s lives. The cast includes Blanca Camacho, Alexis Cruz, Gilbert Cruz, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Marina Pires, Alex Rodriguez and Gabriela Saker. Elena Araoz directs. For details: