Earl of stirling – Robins Island http://robins-island.org/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:25:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://robins-island.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T005401.436.png Earl of stirling – Robins Island http://robins-island.org/ 32 32 A walk in the past: The Queen’s visit to Tillicoultry https://robins-island.org/a-walk-in-the-past-the-queens-visit-to-tillicoultry/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:25:51 +0000 https://robins-island.org/a-walk-in-the-past-the-queens-visit-to-tillicoultry/ AT the start of their six-day tour of Scotland which passed through Clackmannanshire, Glasgow and Paisley, the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, traveled overnight on the royal train from Euston to London and are arrived at Tillicoultry Station on a whistle tour of Wee County on Friday June 28, 1963. At […]]]>

AT the start of their six-day tour of Scotland which passed through Clackmannanshire, Glasgow and Paisley, the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, traveled overnight on the royal train from Euston to London and are arrived at Tillicoultry Station on a whistle tour of Wee County on Friday June 28, 1963.

At the station, the royal couple were greeted by the county’s Lord Lieutenant, Captain Sir James Younger. Schoolchildren had the day off, although they met at school to form the procession to Devonvale Hall to see the Queen and Prince.

Banners were placed on as many buildings and lampposts as possible and a large banner with “Tillicoultry welcomes you” was erected in their honor.

While in the city, she met with its leading citizens and planted a cherry blossom tree near the hall’s entrance. Unfortunately, the weather that morning was rather gloomy, but that did not dampen the spirits of the spectators, nor that of the Queen.

Provost C Eccles later said the Queen was delighted to see the children as they welcomed her to their home town.

The royal couple also visited Cochrane Hall in Alva where they attended an exhibition put on by the Civil Defense Corps.

In Menstrie they visited Menstrie Castle, the former home of Sir William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, which had been saved through the efforts of actor Moultrie Kelsall. At the time of the visit, the mansion had been transformed into apartments.

The Queen and Prince Philip also visited the Donbros factory at Hallpark in Alloa. The factory had been established 26 years earlier by the Donaldson brothers and was a dyeing, finishing and knitting plant.

They then moved on to Alloa Academy where they had lunch. From there the couple traveled to Clackmannan where the Queen was told by local historian Dr T Crouther Gordon about its unique tower and the history of the Mannan Stone which sits near the ruins of the old toll booth and the mercat cross in Main Street.

Their tour of Wee County lasted just five hours, with their final destination being Dollar, where a commemorative plaque on Dollar Academy’s Playfair Building was unveiled.

With the death of Her Majesty The Queen aged 96 at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, many Clackmannanshire residents will fondly remember the visit she and Prince Philip made on that summer day in 1963.

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Read: New President for Powers Catholic High School https://robins-island.org/read-new-president-for-powers-catholic-high-school/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/read-new-president-for-powers-catholic-high-school/ The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing has appointed Mr. Timothy Gallic of Warren, NJ as the new President of Powers Catholic High School, effective October 1, 2022. “I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the next president of Powers Catholic High School and look forward to maintaining and continuing the […]]]>

The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing has appointed Mr. Timothy Gallic of Warren, NJ as the new President of Powers Catholic High School, effective October 1, 2022.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the next president of Powers Catholic High School and look forward to maintaining and continuing the many great traditions of Powers Catholic,” Gallic said on July 16. september.

“My wife and I are strong advocates of Catholic education. We believe wholeheartedly and have witnessed with our seven children the profound impact that Catholic education can have on our young people, their families and our communities. “

“Powers Catholic is fortunate to have a dedicated group of students, parents, faculty, staff and benefactors. I am confident that together we can continue to nurture and grow an environment that forms intentional disciples of Jesus Christ who are ready to serve the Church, the family and the community.

Tim Gallic has extensive experience in educational leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. He has served as president, director of advancement, and director of Catholic institutions across the United States. More recently, he has worked as a consultant to Catholic schools to increase enrollment, stabilize budgets, and train staff and school boards.

“Tim Gallic has a proven track record of being a successful leader with a genuine passion for Catholic education,” said Tom Maloney, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Lansing.

“He brings a wealth of experience, deep faith and commitment to excellence to his new role. I am delighted to welcome Tim and his family to our diocese and to the Powers Catholic High School community”

Tim Gallic holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master of arts in educational administration from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is a member of Legatus and currently he and his family are members of St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Stirling, New Jersey. He currently resides in Warren, New Jersey with his wife Laura and their children.

Please keep Mr. Gallic and his family in your prayers in the weeks and months to come. Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for them.

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TREMAYNE: Why past and present came together at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix https://robins-island.org/tremayne-why-past-and-present-came-together-at-last-weekends-italian-grand-prix/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:40:03 +0000 https://robins-island.org/tremayne-why-past-and-present-came-together-at-last-weekends-italian-grand-prix/ They call Monza the cathedral of speed, so in many ways after the Italian Grand Prix it’s a good time to reflect, as one might in such a place, on the state of F1 racing. The Autodromo is the oldest F1 circuit and the third oldest paved track in the sport. Brooklands came first, courtesy […]]]>

They call Monza the cathedral of speed, so in many ways after the Italian Grand Prix it’s a good time to reflect, as one might in such a place, on the state of F1 racing.

The Autodromo is the oldest F1 circuit and the third oldest paved track in the sport. Brooklands came first, courtesy of Hugh Fortescue Locke-King in 1907, followed by Carl G. Fisher’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909. And there were only two occasions when it failed to host the Italian GP: the inaugural year of the event in 1921 when it was staged at Brescia, and 1980, when it went to Imola as Monza was undergoing changes.

History seeps through every pore and there are ghosts of great racers in every shadow. It’s one of those places where you come to remember and commune with them.

TECH TUESDAY: What Monza wing levels tell us about Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes performance

In 1922, the first GP held there attracted 39 cars; just eight made the grid and just three finished, with the Fiats of rising superstar Pietro Bordino and the veteran he once drove for as a mechanic, Felipe Nazzaro, finishing one-two.

The Red Devil, as Bordino became known, averaged 86.906 mph for 5 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds, racing not only on the road course but also on the banking made famous by two races in the 1950s that brought together F1 cars and Indy roadsters, then in the 1966 film grand prizewhich fictionally covered the title fight between Pete Aron and Jean-Pierre Sarti.

Pietro Bordino (left) won the 1922 Italian Grand Prix for Fiat

In 1971 Peter Gethin won the last race on the road course, before the arrival of the chicanes which today provide so much argy-bargy, Gethin averaging 150.76 mph and leading home Ronnie Peterson, Francois Cevert , Mike Hailwood and Howden Ganley, with all five covered by just six tenths of a second.

There have been many great races here, and this year marks Pirelli’s 150th anniversary and Ferrari’s 75th anniversary, so the celebration was in tune. I rather liked the yellow that Ferrari introduced on its engine hoods and on the overalls and helmets of the drivers. It reminded me of the time in the 1960s when the Belgian National Team used Ferraris – in yellow – for Willy Mairesse and Lucien Bianchi.

READ MORE: 6 Italian Grand Prix winners and losers – Who played at Monza?

Earlier in the week we visited the Autolook Week Torino event organized by Andrea Levy and technical artist Paolo d’Alessio. It included an awards ceremony at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni in the center of town, and an exhibition of F1, endurance and rally cars in Piazza San Carlo, including a Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312 T5, a Michael Schumacher Ferrari F399 and an Alberto Ascari Ferrari 500 F2 – although a personal favorite was the 130 hp 1907 FIAT, whose engine beat at what seemed like five rpm. It was another reminder of the sport’s heritage, and the efforts of Pirelli and Ferrari were duly rewarded.

2022 is also Monza’s 100th anniversary, and on Saturday it was exactly half a century since Emerson Fittipaldi took victory in his black and gold Lotus 72 to clinch his first world championship. Emerson, of course, was present and demonstrated the magnificent machine every day.


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Max Verstappen gave his compatriot Nyck de Vries some advice before lining up together on the fourth row of the Italian GP

Classic Team Lotus had brought a second 72 shared by Mika Salo and Jacques Villeneuve, a Gold Leaf 49 helmed by Damon Hill and Karun Chandhok, and the gold and black 56B turbine entrusted to Johnny Herbert. It’s something Liberty Media does better and better, and it’s important the sport finds such events to help remind existing fans of its history and legacy, and introduce it to new ones.

At the same time it’s always important to keep up with the times, and through Sky TV and other broadcasters he’s doing a terrific job of not only covering F1 but also drawing from the MotoGP playbook to provide a great coverage of Formula 2 and Formula 3, so future drivers – like Nyck de Vries, who did a stellar job on Saturday and Sunday – are already familiar when they take the plunge.

F1 NATION: Max’s first win at Monza and De Vries’ first delight – that’s our review of the Italian GP

I particularly liked the story of how Max Verstappen, preparing for a fourth-tier Double Dutch start after a penalty dropped him five places, gave his compatriot some words of wisdom and encouragement before departure. And how Nyck then put on a terrific performance to race under serious pressure throughout the 53 laps, only mistaking once when he was struggling with a brake problem, and brought the Williams FW44 back d ‘Alex Albon at home with an excellent ninth place on his debut.

At first glance I can’t think of another driver who started his weekend in a different make of car – Nyck did FP1 duty for Aston Martin – before moving to another team to debut and take points on the first try. As job interviews go on, they don’t do better than that!


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Max Verstappen won under the safety car but was still in dominant form on Sunday

There was some disappointment in some quarters when the race ended under the safety car. I know there is a general wish that this does not happen and in the past we have seen this affect race results but the fact is that Charles Leclerc had been 16.6 seconds behind winner Max Verstappen on lap 46, just before Daniel Ricciardo’s broken McLaren was forced to roll out – and even on his soft tires compared to Max’s mediums, he had only eaten up the deficit. Even Charles thought he would have been lucky to beat him if it had been a shootout on the last lap.

In my opinion, the right person won, and he did so for the 11th time this year and the fifth in a row. It’s another classic F1 era. The cars are fast, there are once again three teams racing up front or close enough to make it interesting, and the midfield extends to the back line.

MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: The 3 key factors that helped Verstappen win the Italian Grand Prix

Yes, Red Bull dominates after sharing glory earlier in the year with the revitalized Ferrari, but if you were to suggest to Max that what he’s doing right now is easy, he’d tell you a different story. Just like Lewis would have done over the years of the first turbo-hybrid formula. The best often make things look easy – that’s why they’re the best – but any team that consistently wins can be counted on to paddle frantically under a seemingly calm surface.

With just six races to go, we should be grateful that Mercedes’ racing pace is generally starting to match that of Ferrari and, at times, Red Bull, and hope there will be closer battles for victory in the championship. But whichever way you slice it, as Max heads to Singapore with a chance to clinch his second title, he will have earned it in exactly the same way as every other great champion has won theirs before him. .

Drivers and teams pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a minute’s silence at Monza

Of course, the Monza weekend was severely clouded by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An advanced pregnancy with her daughter Anne prevented her from attending the first-ever FIA Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, the British/European at Silverstone in 1950, which was attended by her father and mother, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, her younger sister Princess Margaret, and the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

WATCH: How De Vries’ spectacular Formula 1 debut unfolded at Monza

But later in life she would be knighted by motor racing stars Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Frank Williams, Patrick Head and, most recently, Lewis Hamilton.

Monza was the 1,073rd Grand Prix of the World Championship, and it took the throne in February 1952; thus, she was the reigning monarch for all but 15 of all the Great Trials held to date. Horse racing was her favorite sport, but she would have been keenly aware of the dominant role her country continues to play in world motorsport.

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Dolly Parton remembers meeting Queen Elizabeth II and mourns her loss https://robins-island.org/dolly-parton-remembers-meeting-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-mourns-her-loss/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 17:16:38 +0000 https://robins-island.org/dolly-parton-remembers-meeting-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-mourns-her-loss/ Dolly Parton celebrated the memory of Queen Elizabeth II when she heard the news of the Queen’s passing on Thursday (9/8). Parton took to her Instagram to post a photo of her meeting the monarch in the late 1970s. She wrote with the image: ‘I had the honor of meeting and performing for Queen Elizabeth […]]]>

Dolly Parton celebrated the memory of Queen Elizabeth II when she heard the news of the Queen’s passing on Thursday (9/8). Parton took to her Instagram to post a photo of her meeting the monarch in the late 1970s.

She wrote with the image: ‘I had the honor of meeting and performing for Queen Elizabeth on my trip to London in 1977. She carried herself with strength and grace all her life. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. I love you, Dolly.

In the photo shared by Parton, she smiles as the Queen looks in her direction. Also meeting the Queen at the time and in the photo shared by Dolly is actor David Soul (TV Starsky and Hutch) among other artists.

Several fans responded to Partron’s post, including one who wrote, “Dolly you are the real queen! We love you <3. Another fan joked: 'Wow I can't believe the queen got to meet THE Dolly Parton.'

Dolly told me in an interview a few years ago of her time with The Queen, “It was a great moment, I thought, it’s like I’m not a star worshiper, but when I was a kid, I was always intrigued by the Kings and Queens, and I always loved the magazines and the books and their costumes and everything.

She added: “Of course they weren’t like the old kings and queens of the old stories, but it still had this romantic feeling for me to think, ‘She’s the Queen of England’.”

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully, while Royal family confirmed on Twitter Thursday (08/09). They tweeted: ‘The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow. The Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday, September 19, according to CNN.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully

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Exercise and eating habits that helped Queen Elizabeth live to be 96 https://robins-island.org/exercise-and-eating-habits-that-helped-queen-elizabeth-live-to-be-96/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:48:34 +0000 https://robins-island.org/exercise-and-eating-habits-that-helped-queen-elizabeth-live-to-be-96/ AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 26: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stops to meet and greet people as she walks to Waitemata Plaza in the Viaduct Harbor during her visit to Auckland on Tuesday. The Queen is in New Zealand for a five-day official visit, her 10th to the country. (Photo by Dean Purcell/Getty Images) […]]]>

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 26: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stops to meet and greet people as she walks to Waitemata Plaza in the Viaduct Harbor during her visit to Auckland on Tuesday. The Queen is in New Zealand for a five-day official visit, her 10th to the country. (Photo by Dean Purcell/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch in British history and she was the world’s longest-serving head of state when she died peacefully on Thursday aged 96. While her official duties had been reduced in her final years, the Queen worked until her death, even going so far as to meet new British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday.

Not just living, but working and maintaining an active lifestyle into the mid-90s means Her Majesty was doing some things right to keep her so healthy. She had COVID in February 2022 but overcame it and due to her health and well-being had only been hospitalized for three brief visits over the past two decades. A balanced diet, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight all contributed to her long healthy life, and these were the habits she was known to follow.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully

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Many events and activities across the region this weekend | New https://robins-island.org/many-events-and-activities-across-the-region-this-weekend-new/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 12:17:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/many-events-and-activities-across-the-region-this-weekend-new/ (Kandiyohi County MN-) Many events are happening in this area this weekend: The 39th annual Prairie Pothole Day takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stoney Ridge Farm site on Highways 9 and 71 northwest of New London. There is no admission, but people are encouraged to purchase a ticket or […]]]>

(Kandiyohi County MN-) Many events are happening in this area this weekend:

The 39th annual Prairie Pothole Day takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stoney Ridge Farm site on Highways 9 and 71 northwest of New London. There is no admission, but people are encouraged to purchase a ticket or tickets for the many raffles…there are over 20 booths of exhibitors and vendors, dog distance jumping , black powder shooting, climbing wall, bb gun shooting, ax throwing and much more. Parking available on the grounds, and dogs on a leash are welcome.

Two live country music festivals take place on Saturday. In Willmar, Studio 38 presents George Birge and Erin Grand Live at Robbins Island Park. The event, hosted by businessman Willmar Steve Peppin, runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. All ages are welcome and food and drink will be available on the pitch. Visit eventbrite.com or Pep’s Barbershop to purchase tickets.

Also on Saturday, the Monson Lake Opry Festival returns for its second year to the Brad Danielson property, 225 170th Ave NE, Sunburg. Doors open at noon and scheduled artists include Gene Watson, Ricochet and Wade Hayes, as well as local bands. Go to eventbrite.com for tickets, as well as Brinks Beer Joint in Swift Falls, Brinks 104 Club in Spicer, Eagle Lake Repair in Willmar and at the door. The event takes place in a large red barn converted into a stage, and people must bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

Also on Saturday, the 12th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk takes place at Robbins Island Park in Willmar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event aims to raise awareness and funds that enable the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research. , creating educational programs, advocating for public policy and supporting suicide survivors. For more information, contact Ray Stenglein at 320-295-6000 or email yourwingsofhope@gmail.com.

Atwater Threshing Days are held Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Atwater Threshing Site, 1100 Kandi-Meeker Road. Admission is $8, children 12 and under are free. There are exhibits of threshing, corn shelling, shingle making, a sawmill, hot air engines and Stirling cycle engines, a special exhibit of Ford Model T conversions and equipment. There is a state-sanctioned children’s pedal board on Sundays at 11 a.m., construction activities for ladies, and food available on the grounds. Live bluegrass and gospel music on both days, rope making, scavenger hunt and children’s play area.

On Sunday there is a fun back to school event at Pillsbury Park in Kerkhoven. The KMS Area Community Welcome Week event is growing from 330 to 530. There will be over 30 civic organizations there, showing all the services available. The Lifelink Air Ambulance Helicopter will land in the park, the DNR will be there with his K-9 Earl, and there will be a demonstration of fish from area lakes, local dancers and raffles.

And the Willmar Gun Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club and the Willmar Trap Club. Admission is $5, women, children with adults and military are free. Door prizes every 1/2 hour. Hours are Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Jeff German’s Legacy Highlighted in Epic Wayne Newton Interview https://robins-island.org/jeff-germans-legacy-highlighted-in-epic-wayne-newton-interview/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 18:46:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/jeff-germans-legacy-highlighted-in-epic-wayne-newton-interview/ When you’ve known someone for so long, it’s hard to imagine they’re not there. That’s how it is with Jeff German. The respected and accomplished RJ investigative reporter was found stabbed to death at his Las Vegas home on Saturday morning. He was 69 years old. It’s impossible to fathom that Jeff is no longer […]]]>

When you’ve known someone for so long, it’s hard to imagine they’re not there.

That’s how it is with Jeff German. The respected and accomplished RJ investigative reporter was found stabbed to death at his Las Vegas home on Saturday morning. He was 69 years old.

It’s impossible to fathom that Jeff is no longer there, no longer a member of the RJ family.

I met Jeff when I arrived at the Las Vegas Sun in 1998. We spent a dozen years working there, and another six at the RJ.

Although we were teammates professionally, it was rare for our rhythms to cross. Once in a while we would chat about a story he was working on, if I had any information on a topic or subject he was pursuing. This was especially evident when he asked about the Oct. 1 shooter’s game activity at Mandalay Bay.

But our correspondence grew closer and more frequent in the fall of 2020, when Jeff was developing the second season of the “Mobbed Up” podcast series. The episodes centered around the story of the Aladdin hotel-casino. I was asked to interview Wayne Newton about his history with the property. Newton was a necessary and invaluable voice on the show. But interviewing him about those often problematic years wouldn’t be easy.

Jeff had crafted a series of pointed questions for me to ask Wayne about those days, particularly his contentious relationship with Johnny Carson (who also wanted to buy the hotel) and the subsequent libel lawsuit against NBC, which had him linked to reputable mafia figures.

Among the questions posed to Mr. Las Vegas, “What was the worst experience in your efforts to buy the Aladdin?”

I had told Jeff that this was uncharted territory for me. I had never formally spoken to Newton, a friend for about 25 years, of that time. This could be a risky conversation. But Jeff stayed on point, saying, “Just stick with the facts and you’ll be fine.”

He was right, of course. We got these answers during a long and often long session with Newton at his ranch in Montana. This conversation is the cornerstone of “Mobbed Up” Season 2. Listen for yourself to see how it went.

Jeff really appreciated the effort, the teamwork and the finished product. Me too. “Stay with the facts” was Jeff German’s enduring message. This is how I will remember him.

Why pay more, or not at all?

Aside from union wages and production costs, the NFL does not pay performers at league-controlled events. That includes, of course, the Super Bowl halftime show. The league has just hired its first music manager, Seth Dudowskywho has been part of the league’s entertainment team for nearly a decade.

In an interview with Billboard, Dudowsky’s explanation would sound familiar to artists who are asked to work for free on any level. This is especially true in Las Vegas, where “exposure” is considered payment for a gig.

But the NFL’s music overlord says the exposure is worth it for the superstars playing the Super Bowl spectacle.

“The most valuable currency that exists in our culture at this point is a captive audience – people’s attention. That’s the hardest thing to capture, no matter who you are,” Dudowsky said. “So, the real value our platforms provide is the promotional value of being on that stage.”

The Super Bowl, of course, is a great stage.

“In the case of the Super Bowl halftime show, we’re talking hundreds of millions of viewers, plus the marketing campaign, the assets we’re building, and the music we’re licensing,” Dudowsky said. . “So when you look by Shakira “Whenever, Wherever” becomes a No. 1 song (on the US iTunes chart) almost 20 years after its release (after its 2020 halftime performance]in terms of value, it’s something that, for many artists, is not ‘ not even quantifiable.

The Pulse of Vegas

“The 26th Annual Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert,” organized by and benefiting Nathan Adelson Hospice, will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Myron’s at the Smith Center. As usual, the show features a group of music-loving Las Vegas doctors.

Frankie Moreno (with his doctorate in directing) is making headlines, with a strong supporter of Adelson Hospice Brad Garret presenting an award on behalf of the organization. In fact, I was kicked off this event last week during a doctor’s appointment (seriously). So I will inquire as well.

Books by Stirling Rudner

Dates and details are set for “One Night Only”, by Rita Rudner unique performance at the Stirling Club on October 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $54 for Stirling Club members, $69 for non-members. Go to thestirlingclub.friendlysky.com for more information. The show is Rudner’s first non-casino performance in Vegas, where she has previously performed at residencies at New York-New York, Harrah’s and The Venetian.

cool hang alert

Stay in Stirling mode, preferred column Lisa Marie Smith takes the Spirits Supper Club to the Stirling Club at 6 p.m. (doors and cocktail) and 7 p.m. (show) on Tuesdays. Night runs until 10 p.m. The cost for non-members is $25 for food and beverages. no coverage for members. Call 702-732-9700 for info.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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Edinburgh’s number one historic attraction in the UK https://robins-island.org/edinburghs-number-one-historic-attraction-in-the-uk/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:06:49 +0000 https://robins-island.org/edinburghs-number-one-historic-attraction-in-the-uk/ An Edinburgh site has been ranked the UK’s top historic attraction in a new Which? survey of nearly 3,000 members. The Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II’s former royal yacht, located in Edinburgh, has been ranked first for the UK’s top historic attraction. It shares the coveted top spot with Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, one […]]]>

An Edinburgh site has been ranked the UK’s top historic attraction in a new Which? survey of nearly 3,000 members.

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II’s former royal yacht, located in Edinburgh, has been ranked first for the UK’s top historic attraction.

It shares the coveted top spot with Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, one of the largest and best-preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England.

The Royal Yacht, permanently moored on the Firth of Forth in Leith, was decommissioned in 1997. The yacht is permanently moored on the Firth of Forth in Leith.

More than 300,000 visits are made to the yacht each year, and during the yacht’s 43 years of service, she has traveled over a million nautical miles around the world.

READ MORE: Covid tourism in Scotland: Here are the most popular tourist attractions of 2021

Two other Scottish attractions topped the survey, with Culzean Castle & Country Park in Ayrshire taking second place and Stirling Castle coming in fifth.

The Ayrshire Castle and Park have been rated 5 out of 5 stars for their facilities. The castle is the former residence of the Marquess of Ailsa, the head of the Kennedy clan, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Who? noted that architect Robert Adam was inspired by his Grand Tour of Europe when he redesigned Culzean Castle for the 10th Earl of Cassilis for several years during the 18th century.

READ MORE: Paul Black – ‘Fringe is designed for middle-class English comedians’

Stirling Castle, the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, which sits atop Castle Hill, was renowned for its value for money, with guests able to visit a range of attractions from the Chapel Royal to the gardens of Queen Anne.

The Stirling Head Gallery, was highlighted by Which? as “one of Scotland’s great artistic treasures”. These are 16th century oak medallions carved with images of kings, queens and nobles, as well as characters from the Bible.

Elsewhere, Edinburgh Castle was ranked 53rd.

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Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight ignore ESPN misfires https://robins-island.org/dionne-warwick-and-gladys-knight-ignore-espn-misfires/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/dionne-warwick-and-gladys-knight-ignore-espn-misfires/ Could a co-headlining residency in Las Vegas be considered? Maybe not. But Dionne Warwick was mistaken for another entertainment legend Gladys Chevalier during ESPN’s US Open television broadcast on Wednesday night. It all happened during Serena Williams’ Second-round US Open win over second seed Anet Kontaveit Arthur Ashe Stadium. As the cameras turned to Warwick […]]]>

Could a co-headlining residency in Las Vegas be considered?

Maybe not. But Dionne Warwick was mistaken for another entertainment legend Gladys Chevalier during ESPN’s US Open television broadcast on Wednesday night. It all happened during Serena Williams’ Second-round US Open win over second seed Anet Kontaveit Arthur Ashe Stadium.

As the cameras turned to Warwick in the stands, announcers and other professional players Mary Carlillo and Chanda Rubin identified Warwick as Gladys Knight. Rubin said, “I got even more stars…” Carillo cut in, “Gladys Knight!” with Rubin adding, “Gladys Knight” and Rubin saying, “Hel-lo!” But the shot was clearly from Warwick, sitting near the court.

Both legends ignored the incident.

Warwick used the humor on her Twitter page on Thursday morning, posting “Hi I’m Gladys Knight…and instead of taking that midnight train to Georgia I won’t be passing by but I’ll say a little prayer for you.”

Through a rep, Knight said, “Dionne and I have been sisters for a long time and I hope she’s as honored to be mistaken for me as I would be. I’m sure it was a Honest mistake. It was a blessing to be in the house to see Serena’s greatness.

Knight is a longtime Vegas resident and headliner for six decades (her brother and original Pip, Bouba Knight, still lives in the city). As she noted, Knight was actually at Ashe Stadium on Wednesday and Tuesday nights.

And, for the record, the two appeared onstage together in Las Vegas, at “Gladys Knight & Friends” at the brand new Sunset Station in August 1997. They also appeared, separately, at Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium during the season 2021. .=

Twitter erupted in complaints shortly after the on-air misfire. The original clip from the @Stevies_Wonder Twitter account amassed over 2.2 million views overnight. “Unacceptable, from both,” was the trigger.

Rubin later explained that she was told Knight was in the crowd and she was looking at Knight and not the Monitor when she made the comment.

Warwick, who recently headlined in March at the Stirling Club in Las Vegas, has been a popular poster boy on Twitter. Also on Wednesday, she berated the gospel artist Serious pugh for posting this incorrectly cissy houston was dead. Cissy is Whitney Houston’s mother and Warwick’s aunt.

As Warwick posted, “My Aunt Cissy is alive and well. This Earnest Pugh needs to have a life and stay out of other people’s lives! This was hours before the Knight incident. Pugh wisely deleted the post.

It’s really super

Super Summer Theater celebrates its 45th anniversary at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on September 15. Expert musician, singer and arranger Bill Fayne and performer/producer Joy Tomorrow about 30 singers from Las Vegas are vying for the event.

One of these singers is the good doctor and strong supporter of the arts of Vegas Keith Bomanwho agreed to sing “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” from “Oklahoma”.

Boman sings this song at least once every 55 years.

“I haven’t sung in public at all since I was a senior in high school,” Boman says, “and I sang this song.”

Boman refers to a performance of “Oklahoma” during his senior year at Clark High School. He was known for this dazzling performance and as the school’s first senior class president in his first class of 1967.

“It’s going to be interesting,” Boman says. “I train every day, I’ll tell you.”

Boman’s name adorns the Boman Pavilion at the Smith Center. He’s a big benefactor to the venue, where we spotted him at the Composers Showcase last month. He’s also been a lifelong supporter of SST, which recently premiered “Mary Poppins” this summer.

The September 15 fundraising event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception, open bar, and snacks to go. A gourmet barbecue dinner is at 6 p.m., the program runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prices range from $45 for a show ticket to $154 for a VIP ticket to the reception, dinner, and a table at The Meadow. Information is at beta.purplepass.com. The lyrics to “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” are at rodgersandhammerstein.com.

And we dance on the sand…

Duran Duran is headlining Encore Theater this weekend (the second show is Saturday). Coincidentally, or not, the Rockstar Bar inside the Vegas Golf Center at 6730 Las Vegas Boulevard South is hosting the Duran Duran D3 Tribute Act at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Opening is the beach-inspired rock trio Surf Monster. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Go to rockstarbarlv.com for more information.

Your IAC reboot

The Italian American Club is back after its annual summer break for maintenance. The club reopened on Wednesday. On Sunday, Zowie Bowie returns with co-singer Jaime Lynch and the ZB Showgirls for a night of throwback, shtick and imbibing music numbers. The show always bounces back with Nicholas Cole at the keys, with guest spots by Carmen Romano. If this sounds like a vintage Vegas scene, you’d be right.

cool hang alert

“The definition of showbiz!” this is how Cheapshot Showroom and Nightclub manager Amy Saunders describe Clint Carvalho, the iconic performer entering “Mavericks.” Catch Carvalho and his winged sidekicks, including Neliy (the little green superstar parrot) this month. Neliy is 62 and was taught to sing by Judy Garland, and also performed with Elizabeth Taylor during her illustrious career Catch the Bird Pictures on Carvalho’s Instagram. He is shown with Taylor, in what appears to be a swimming pool in the historic Paradise Palms area of ​​Vegas. He is also shown hanging with Betty White. This bird had a life. Visit sevenrooms.com/events/cheapshot for information on the “Mavericks” and the full Cheapshots schedule.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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CeeLo Green Stars in New Las Vegas Show ‘Boombox’ at Westgate Las Vegas https://robins-island.org/ceelo-green-stars-in-new-las-vegas-show-boombox-at-westgate-las-vegas/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 00:51:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/ceelo-green-stars-in-new-las-vegas-show-boombox-at-westgate-las-vegas/ At this stage of his prestigious career, CeeLo Green compares himself to the late host of “The Twilight Zone” and recalls being hung upside down while playing the piano at the MGM Grand Garden. The two carry an explanation as Green prepares for the ’90s revival “Boombox” at Westgate Las Vegas’ International Theater. Taken in […]]]>

At this stage of his prestigious career, CeeLo Green compares himself to the late host of “The Twilight Zone” and recalls being hung upside down while playing the piano at the MGM Grand Garden.

The two carry an explanation as Green prepares for the ’90s revival “Boombox” at Westgate Las Vegas’ International Theater.

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“The best way for me to describe my role on this show is that I’m the show’s Rod Serling,” says CeeLo, unearthing the name of the host of the thriller series, which originally aired from 1959 to 1964. “It’ll be like he’s in ‘The Twilight Zone,’ and I kind of host him.”

But instead of scary and disturbing stories, we’ll have CeeLo singing, dancing and joking with her co-stars, Tone Loc, Kid ‘n Play, JJ Fad and Thea Austin of Instantaneous. The artists will collaborate on each other’s successes in production and, as Green promises, “we’ll be full of surprises.”

The show opens Wednesday after just two days of rehearsals at the International.

But getting this new show ready quickly isn’t Green’s first bold artistic move. During the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, the recording star slowly spun around with her crystal-covered piano while playing a medley of “Crazy,” “Bright Lights Bigger City” and “Forget You.”

It was a moment that lives on forever in Vegas awards show history. Having attended and covered this show, I have long wondered what this Cirque-style performance felt like.

“It was one of the best things I’ve ever done,” Green says. “I couldn’t have done it alone. I did it with the support of Atlantic Records, to support the Billboards. They believed in the idea, and it was an expensive idea.

And Green admits, “I was doing everything my way at the time.”

Green has shown an affection for Vegas, on and off the stage. Nearly a decade ago, he headlined “Loberace,” inspired by Liberace (himself a great, sometimes airy pianist) at Planet Hollywood Resort. He also performed Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace (now closed) in July 2017. A planned residency at the Flamingo Showroom for 2020 was set at 16 dates, then cut in half, then cut entirely during COVID-19.

“I’m so excited to be back in Vegas for another residency,” Green said. “Vegas has really embraced me in a really special way, and it’s a very special place.”

Green says he will check out some of the residency productions on the Strip, Sonic Silk and Bailiff at Dolby Live among them. Bruno Mars paid tribute to Green from the piano, a quick take of “Forget You”. It’s not a segment that many are familiar with unless you’ve seen the show, because Mars and Anderson Paak order the phones in pouches.

Even Green didn’t know about the tribute until I told him about it.

“Oh wow. I had no idea. That’s awesome,” Green said. he’s like my little brother. He’s family. I support him too.

Green then became the emcee he will be at International.

“I say, save your coins and support us all,” he says. “Go see my brothers, but definitely come to ‘Boombox’ and soak it all up! We’ll be ready for a show.

Not alone in your nightmare

Duran Duran added two shows at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on October 30 and 31. They’re going full-scale, in the Halloween mood, encouraging fans to dress up and go wild. But you gotta love the property’s disclaimer, “Costume subject to Wynn Las Vegas and Nevada Gaming Control Board restrictions.”

To quote Coach Calhoun in “Grease”, played by the late Sid Caesar: “Keep it clean, keep it clean”.

‘And now?’

It’s the title of by Kevin Hart Concert film from 2016, and also a question to ask about his plans for the Vegas stage. The comic book and movie star actor toured Resorts World with the property president Scott Sibelle Last week. So look for him (Hart) to headline the theater. Details to come.

And more comedy…

Rita Rudner are planning an October appearance at the Stirling Club. Rudner has a long headlining history on and off the Strip, with stints at the Riviera Comedy Club, his own theater in New York-New York, Harrah’s Showroom and The Sands Showroom at The Venetian. She also performed at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort.

Rudner was a favorite of late New York-New York President Felix Rappaport. His theater was directly under the Manhattan Express, and the clatter of roller coasters rattled the hall’s hollow pillars every three minutes. This did nothing to improve Rudner’s stand-up act, so Rappaport ordered the room soundproofed and its pillars filled with sand. The cost was $1 million and allowed Rudner to perform for the next six years.

Observation of Rear Admiral Todd

Brett Loudermilk, an original member of “Opium” at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, deftly transitioned to a co-hosting role on “Mad Apple” in New York-New York. Loudermilk’s sword-swallowing Rear Admiral Todd was a highlight in “Opium,” but was deemed unnecessary in the show’s recent rewrite. Her last night on Starship OPM3 was July 28. A good pickup for Cirque here, similar to an NFL team finding a star on the waiver wire. And, the Waiver Wire would be a nice act in my own production of Strip. But I digress…

LMS to Area15

I once walked out of a performance of “Little Miss Nasty” in Hooters (now Oyo) with two broken ribs. True. Of course I walked in with two broken ribs, recovering from a slip and fall on a wet Vegas sidewalk during a monsoon two years ago. Then I was invited to a chair on stage for an “LMS” number and, in short, I aggravated the injury. A small price to pay, really.

That’s it to announce that the adult review will perform at 9 p.m. on November 19 at the gate at Area15. It will be a “substantial production update” from previous incarnations of the series, says producer Marc Jordan. “It’s always been difficult to put LMN in a box, so we’re putting it in The Portal.” GA tickets start at $19.95. Head over to area15.com for more information and, as always, be prepared.

That Rolex moment

The story of the tourist who said his $45,000 Rolex watch was stolen after meeting a woman in a Wynn Las Vegas hotel room on Saturday night brought to mind a similar story from around a decade ago. . John Popper of blues traveler chronicled a similar saga in March 2014, after a turbulent night in Mandalay Bay. The blues-harmonica legend lost $2,500 in cash and his Rolex Presidential, for which he paid $19,500.

Popper came away feeling lucky and told you sincerely, “A hotel security guy said 90% of prostitutes don’t have sex; they just covered the guy up and put them to bed. I do not know if that’s true. Maybe he was just trying to make me feel better.

In May, the last time we saw Popper, at the opening of the Sand Dollar Downtown, the suspect had never been arrested.

Cool Hang Alert

police experience, which you might deduce is a tribute to the police, plays Saturday at 8 p.m. at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid. Across the valley, Station Casinos continues to provide high quality live entertainment with no entry fees. Guests must be 21 years or older. Learning the lyrics to “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” is recommended, but not required.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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