Daily Archive: September 5, 2013



Disney’s ‘’The Lion King’ returns to Benedum Stage; offers Autism-friendly performance

JELANI REMY AND ENSEMBLE Steven Taylor is excited to be continuing the rich history culture and the African mask work that makes up part of the majesty of “The Lion King.” “To see African-Americans represented like we are in this show, there’s nothing like it,” said Taylor, a native son of Indianapolis who currently resides in New York City. He has been a member of the show’s cast for eight years starting out as a member of the show’s ensemble before taking on the pivotal roles of bad boy lion, Scar and Pride Rock patriarch, Mufasa. Taylor will be reprising his role as Mufasa when he and the rest of the talented cast bring the timeless story once again to Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for a three week stint beginning September 3 and running through September 29.



Maiden voyage

ON BROADWAY—Karren Little, Stephanie Durrett, Laura Wilkins, Priscilla Lee and Sherrian Mitchell A recent trip to New York via SD Transit included a lot of firsts for many of the passengers and owner Stephanie Durrett, the SD in SD Transit Company.



Harper joins Keshawn, ‘Snooki’, and Milian on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competition

This image released by ABC shows, standing from left, NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, TV personality Jack Osbourne, actor Corbin Bleu, Bill Nye, the “Science Guy,” actor Brant Daugherty, and seated from left, TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, actress Valerie Harper, singer-actress Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and actress Amber Riley on “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute) by Alicia RancilioAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of “Dancing With the Stars.” The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” and Ozzy’s kid Jack Osbourne.



Obama’s irony, McCain’s agony

President Obama and Sen. John McCain (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) by Gloria Borger CNN Chief Political Analyst (CNN) — All presidential decisions are, in the end, difficult and complex. And under any circumstance, the decisions on issues of war (surgical strikes included) are agonizing. The decision to use force — the repercussions, the cost in blood and treasure, the geostrategic implications — is complicated and the implications obviously immense.



Computer-operated car from CMU transports Pa. congressman

Infrared sensors and a low mounted camera can be seen below the bumper of this Cadillac SRX that was modified by Carnegie Mellon University parked in a lot in Cranberry, Pa., Butler County, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Kevin BegosAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania congressman caught a cutting-edge ride to the airport on Wednesday Rep. Bill Shuster, a Republican from Altoona, made a 33-mile trip from Cranberry Township to Pittsburgh International Airport at about 11 a.m. in a computer-operated car. The so-called driverless Cadillac SRX was designed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers who have been working on the project since 2008. The car uses inputs from radars, laser rangefinders, and infrared cameras to maneuver in traffic.