Daily Archive: June 7, 2013



Magic, MJ and more: 5 great NBA Finals finishes

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) makes the final shot of the game against the Miami Heat during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) by Brian Mahoney MIAMI (AP) — Tony Parker’s shot to clinch Game 1 wasn’t pretty, but it quickly took its place among some of the great NBA Finals finishes.



Who will win at the Tony Awards? AP predicts

This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical “Kinky Boots.” The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots,” based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations. The play stars Pittsburgh native Billy Porter. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy) by Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, “Never work with children or animals.” He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.



French Open Showdown: Serena vs. Sharapova

Serena Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring against Italy’s Sara Errani, defeating Errani in two sets 6-0, 6-1, in their semifinal match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, June 6. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) by Howard FendrichAP Tennis Writer PARIS (AP) — For a decade, the French Open has presented more problems for Serena Williams than any of the other Grand Slam tournaments.



Berry Gordy memoir reissued as e-book

In this June 15, 1981 photo, Smokey Robinson, left, is joined by Berry Gordy at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Motown record label founder Berry Gordy has been named on June 3, the 2013 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. Gordy is scheduled to accept the award at a Nov. 19, black-tie gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File) NEW YORK (AP) — The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit “Motown: The Musical” is being reissued as an e-book.



Miguel speaks on Billboard Awards fall

American recording artist, songwriter and producer, Miguel, poses for a portrait, in New York. Miguel was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including song of the year for his No. 1 R&B hit, “Adorn,” and best urban contemporary album for his sophomore release, “Kaleidoscope Dream.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Images) (CNN) — Miguel’s fall at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards certainly has legs.



Why Michelle Obama got heckled

by LZ Granderson (CNN) — I’m a big fan of Michelle Obama’s, but if she’s going to be hitting the circuit to raise money for Democrats, she has to be prepared for heckling. Especially heckling from gay rights activists like the one who interrupted her speech Tuesday night.



Three Rivers Youth hosts ‘The Grand Tour of Italy’

ON THE GRAND TOUR—Karen Wolk Feinstein, Peggy Harris, Margaret Pettigrew, Chenits Pettigrew, Esther Bush, Bernice Smith and Chauncey Smith (Photos by Debbie Norrell) On May 10, Three Rivers Youth (TRY) took more than 300 on “The Grand Tour of Italy.” Each year TRY selects a unique theme for their Nellie Leadership Awards Gala. On this beautiful evening, at the Carnegie Museum in the music hall and foyer, guests enjoyed a red carpet welcome with paparazzi extraordinaire Ahmad Sandidge. At the conclusion of the evening each person was able to take a beautiful photo home as a souvenir.