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Tim McGraw’s daughter Audrey takes to the stage following romance with Lincoln Lawyer star

Tim McGraw’s daughter Audrey takes to the stage following romance with Lincoln Lawyer star

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s daughter Audrey is making a name for herself in her own right, as a talented actress, singer and model, and she’s only 22!  Audrey has her own loyal fanbase too, and this week, she commanded the attention of an audience during a live show.  Taking to Instagram, she posted a candid clip of herself introducing herself to a cheering crowd, who could be heard applauding. “Hello everyone, I’m Audrey,” she said, ahead of what appeared to be a performance.  VIDEO: Audrey McGraw takes to the stage Audrey has an incredible singing voice and has showcased her talents on many occasions via her social media account.  She can not only sing, but play the piano too, and her voice has been likened to that of her mother’s. While she tends to keep her private life out of the spotlight, the rising star recently confirmed her relationship with Lincoln Lawyer star Manuel García-Rulfo, 42.  © Getty ImagesAudrey with her famous mom and dad, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and sister Maggie Rumors …

How the Spawnies gives people of color their own gaming stage | Kahlief Adams interview

How the Spawnies gives people of color their own gaming stage | Kahlief Adams interview

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Awards season for video games published in 2023 is just about wrapping up. And based on what we’ve seen so far, the people accepting the awards aren’t all that diverse. But if you check out the Spawnies (airing on IGN on February 29 at 6 p.m. Pacific time), you’ll find that around 90% of the people accepting the awards are people of color or women. The Spawnies are the brainchild of Kahlief Adams, a technophile who hails from the Bronx. He writes and talks about video games on the Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me. His Spawn On Me podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and can be heard in more than 125 countries. He enjoys trading good-natured cooking barbs with fellow creator Parris Lilly at Gamertag Radio. Adams will co-host the Spawnies alongside Riana Manuel-Peña, director of brand & unified marketing at Zebra Partners. He was featured in …

Russia Takes Center Stage in US Political Battle

Russia Takes Center Stage in US Political Battle

washington —  Russia has taken center stage in American political discourse after the death of a prominent opposition figure there, putting congressional Republicans under increased pressure to support Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden has highlighted in his recent statements one of the differences between him and his challenger, former U.S. President Donald Trump. At a recent rally, Trump said that if he were president and a NATO member fell short of its financial commitments to the security bloc, he would not protect that ally. “In fact, I would encourage them” — meaning Russia — “to do whatever the hell they want,” Trump said. “Every president since Truman has been a rock-solid supporter of NATO, except for Donald Trump,” a stentorian male voice intones in an ad released this week by the Biden campaign. “Trump wants to walk away from NATO. He’s even given Putin and Russia the green light to attack America’s allies. … No president has ever said anything like it. It’s shameful. It’s weak. It’s dangerous. It’s un-American.” The divide was further compounded …

‘It’s so close to the bone’: Sheridan Smith on her very public meltdown – and reliving it on stage | Stage

‘It’s so close to the bone’: Sheridan Smith on her very public meltdown – and reliving it on stage | Stage

It is late morning and a major star is kicking off. “Turn the lights on, for fuck’s sake!” she rages at a stagehand. Her fists are clenched, her tanned, tattooed arms are sticking out of a royal blue sleeveless dress, and her locks have been dyed a burnt brunette. Once her demand has been met, the star pivots to face the wide, high-ceilinged room and switches to a gentler register. “Humilia-ting!” she trills, making the last syllable ring like a bell. As laughter fills the air, she slips out of character, her body visibly relaxing. This woman is no longer Myrtle Gordon, the sozzled Broadway legend cracking up on the eve of her latest show, but Sheridan Smith, the double Olivier-winning star of the Legally Blonde musical, whose own recent troubles have left her feeling she has something to prove. The new musical – called Opening Night and adapted by Ivo van Hove and Rufus Wainwright from John Cassavetes’ blistering 1977 film – could be just the ticket. “It’s so close to the bone,” says …

‘It’s like being on a love boat’: the dance trio embraced by Sam Smith and Madonna | Stage

‘It’s like being on a love boat’: the dance trio embraced by Sam Smith and Madonna | Stage

That thing about never meeting your idols? Not true, say (La)Horde. There was the time Madonna slid into their DMs, for a start. She started following the French dance collective on Instagram. “We wrote, ‘Oh la la, Madonna!’ just to test if she’d see it, and she responded: ‘Hey, hi, want to collaborate?’” Marine Brutti is laughing, still a little in disbelief, as she recalls choreographing the Celebration tour. Then there was the film they made with Spike Jonze, the tours with Christine and the Queens and the time Sam Smith turned up backstage and they ended up making the Unholy video and live shows for 2023’s Gloria album. “Sam honestly is the best ever to work with,” raves Brutti. “The wittiest, funniest, most caring, protective person. It’s like being on a love boat,” she swoons. “I said to someone recently: work with your idols!” Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel are the trio behind (La)Horde. They met 14 years ago on Paris’s queer club scene and, with backgrounds in dance and art, started helping …

Singapore paves way for local space tech start-ups to take flight on global stage

Singapore paves way for local space tech start-ups to take flight on global stage

In 2022, Singapore announced that it will be investing S$150 million (US$111 million) to help firms research and develop the country’s space capabilities. EnterpriseSG is also seeing increasing private sector interest and funding into the space tech industry.  SECTOR SET TO GROW Local space tech start-up Equatorial Space Systems, which was founded in 2017, has managed to raise some US$2.6 million in funding to develop hybrid rockets that are non-explosive. “We have witnessed a resilient interest in space tech, far more resilient than to more fluctuating industries,” said Equatorial Space founder Simon Gwozdz.  “I think more investors, including commercial investors, who have never previously looked seriously at space technologies are seeing that (the space scene) is here to stay and it’s here to grow relentlessly.” However, the company has been sending the rockets elsewhere for testing, due to space constraints in Singapore. “Singapore is spatially compact, and it’s difficult to find places for testing of our systems. So for that reason, we have to maintain presence in a couple of different countries internationally, where we …

Yulia Navalnaya, Aleksei Navalny’s Widow, Takes Center Stage

Yulia Navalnaya, Aleksei Navalny’s Widow, Takes Center Stage

It was August 2020, and Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Russia’s most famous opposition leader, was striding through the battered, gloomy hallways of a provincial Russian hospital, looking for the room where her husband lay in a coma. Aleksei A. Navalny had collapsed after being given what German medical investigators would later declare was a near-fatal dose of the nerve agent Novichok, and his wife, blocked by menacing policemen from moving around the hospital, turned to a cellphone camera held by one of his aides. “We demand the immediate release of Aleksei, because right now in this hospital there are more police and government agents than doctors,” she said calmly in a riveting moment later included in an Oscar-winning documentary, “Navalny.” There was another such moment on Monday, when under even more tragic circumstances, Ms. Navalnaya faced a camera three days after the Russian government announced that her husband had died in a brutal Arctic maximum-security penal colony. His widow blamed President Vladimir V. Putin for the death and announced that she was taking up …

Live Aid changed my entire outlook on life — and I’m delighted people can now experience it on a London stage

Live Aid changed my entire outlook on life — and I’m delighted people can now experience it on a London stage

Amid the incredible performances from artist such as Queen, U2 and Elton John, there were moments that touched my heart and left a lasting impact. Geldof’s impassioned plea for donations, the heart-wrenching images of famine-stricken children, and the stories of hope and resilience shared by those directly affected by the crisis painted a vivid picture of the urgency and importance of the cause. These moments served as a wake-up call, igniting a fire within me to become an agent of change in my own small way. Live Aid was in every sense, for all of us lucky enough to be at Wembley that day, so very much more than a concert. It became a catalyst for personal transformation. Witnessing the collective power of humanity coming together to address a pressing global issue ignited a sense of purpose within thousands of us and certainly one that lives within me personally to this day. Source link

No time for niceties: David Cameron in hurry to make mark on world stage | David Cameron

No time for niceties: David Cameron in hurry to make mark on world stage | David Cameron

A day after the Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene declared “David Cameron can kiss my ass” over his references to the appeasement of Hitler in an article appealing to US lawmakers to pass a Ukraine funding bill, the UK foreign secretary returned to the theme. Stood alongside his Polish counterpart, Radosław Sikorski, another experienced politician recently recalled to high office, he said: “Today, two foreign ministers stand here just like in the 1930s, when we faced a similar challenge in the case of an aggressive dictator who tried to change the world by force and ignored the sovereignty and inviolability of other countries’ borders.” Ukraine, he said, was “a challenge for our generation”, adding that the last time a dictator in Europe was allowed to invade other countries, Poland suffered the greatest consequences. With a limited period in office and the stakes so high, Cameron is a man in a hurry, showing a determination to leave a mark during his second chance in government even at the risk of fluttering diplomatic dovecotes. Sikorski, who returned …

In Rafah, the final – and most deadly – stage of this genocide is upon us | Israel War on Gaza

In Rafah, the final – and most deadly – stage of this genocide is upon us | Israel War on Gaza

For many years, every time I travelled to Gaza to visit my family, I passed through the Rafah crossing, the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt. And every time I took a breath in the border city of Rafah, I was reminded of my sister Taghreed’s words:  “I am inhaling the scent of the history of my land.” Her eyes would glow with pride every time she talked of Rafah, and I share the sentiment. The history of this corridor spans thousands of years, a testament to the rich history of Palestine and its people. For millennia, Rafah has been a resting place and a trade hub for caravans from across Palestine travelling towards the Sinai Peninsula and onwards to Egypt and Africa. Today, a genocide is unfolding in this ancient, precious city. As I witness this genocide from afar and fear what the threatened Israeli invasion would mean for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians forced to take shelter there, I feel like I am one of those powerless souls who …