#Center Stage

36-year-old tree takes center stage inside Virginia Beach restaurant

They call it “The Garden” in Italian for a reason. Inside Il Giardino Ristorante at the Oceanfront, a ficus tree towers over the middle of the dining room. It has captured attention of customers for 36 years. The ficus, which stands about 20 feet tall, was planted by Tony Gargiulo, the restaurant’s original owner, in 1985, about six months after Il Giardino opened. The first tree he tried to ...
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Bay Area Ghostwriter Behind Hip-Hop's Biggest Names Takes Center Stage

Jane Handcock has written for some of the top names in music, and now it's her turn to step into the limelight. She's an R&B vocalist from Richmond, who has penned songs for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Rick Ross, Teddy Riley and Tyrese. A few years ago she was working closely with Raphael Saadiq. And lately, she's been rocking the stage more, dropping songs as part of the Grand Nationxl collective, and producing solo projects.

Step into the Hundred Acre Wood as new ‘Winnie the Pooh’ musical takes center stage

Winnie the Pooh has always lived in the Hundred Acre Wood, under the name of Sanders. (Both Disney and A. A. Milne say so.) But Pooh Bear has packed up and temporarily moved to New York City, specifically to Time Square’s Theatre Row, where he and all his Hundred Acre Wood pals are starring in Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation, set for its official opening on November 4, with first performances beginning yesterday.

Biden pushes infrastructure bill at Baltimore town hall

President Joe Biden pushed his scaled-back infrastructure bill and Build Back Better agenda at a CNN town hall in Baltimore Thursday night, marking his first visit to the city as chief executive. “Compromise has become a dirty word, but bipartisanship and compromise still has to be possible,” the Democrat said.

Palm Springs LGBTQ center celebrates 20 years and expanded headquarters

The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, also known as The Center, is celebrating 20 years in the desert. The annual Center Stage gala was held at the Palm Springs Air Museum Friday night to commemorate the anniversary and kick off an expansion for the organizations headquarters in Palm Springs. "It's a time where we The post Palm Springs LGBTQ center celebrates 20 years and expanded headquarters appeared first on KESQ.

Vaccine mandate takes center stage

On Monday, parents and children gathered in Mariposa at the vacant lot near Stage Stop Mini Mart to voice their opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s planned Covid-19 vaccine mandate for students. “If someone else chooses to have a vaccine, I am so supportive of that choice,” said Amber Blavin, a parent who attended the event. “But please don’t make everyone else be forced into having to take a vaccine. My request is we maintain the choice.” Photo by Allen LamanGov. Gavin Newsom’s recently announced...
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Arts center to host fall festival Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The art of the carved-and-lighted-within pumpkin is about to take center stage at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. This Saturday brings the Celebration of Shadows Fall Festival, replete with activities, warm drinks and a gallery show, all at the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Lighting...

Biden takes Center Stage for a CNN Town Hall

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — It was a pivotal point for the President as he aimed to push his “Build Back Better” agenda, with Baltimore as the backdrop. He was met with protest outside by various interest groups rallying on everything from fossil fuels to immigration. However, inside in a city the...