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Choral Music Albums Available Featuring Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Sheldon Harnick, David Chase, Others

Choral Music Albums Available Featuring Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Sheldon Harnick, David Chase, Others

Judith Clurman, conductor and music director of Essential Voices USA and Acis Productions announce the release of two recordings. WORDS MATTER includes the remaster of two works, scored for chorus and piano: “Testimony,'” by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and “Who Would You Be” by American composer Shawn Crouch. The recording is dedicated to the memory of victims of violence. WINTER HARMONIES is a holiday sampler of music celebrating the effort to infuse light and joy into the winter season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah selections by Judith Clurman, David Chase, Sheldon Harnick, David Shire, and James Sizemore are sung. Both recordings were produced by Silas Brown. The scores for the music on these recordings are available from Hal Leonard.

WORDS MATTER

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Inspired by the “It Gets Better Project”, Stephen Schwartz wrote “Testimony” for a 2012 concert performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Judith Clurman conducted her Essential Voices

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The Movie trailer is a cat and mouse chase that ends with a Batman reference

The trailer for the new Tom and Jerry movie is here, and it’s packed to the brim with cat and mouse action, along with a few topical pop-culture nods. The trailer sees the iconic set of cartoon rivals in a ritzy New York City hotel, causing mischief and mayhem for the hotel’s owner and staff as they try to put on a huge, elaborate wedding. There is, of course, plenty of slapstick – much of it at Tom’s expense. 



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The film itself is a fusion of animation and live-action, with the animators clearly trying to pay homage to the art style of the original two-dimensional, traditionally animated cartoons even while using CGI. The trailer features Jerry taking up residence at the fancy hotel, only to have the staff call in Tom to get rid of their little mouse problem. What

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What Is The Best Car Chase Scene Ever In A Movie? Science Now Has An Answer To That Question

James Bond. Dominic Toretto. Furiosa. Mad Max. “Popeye” Doyle. Batman. Jason Bourne. These characters have all been part of some amazing car chases over the years.

But…which car chase reign supreme? Which one was truly the most pulse-pounding? Which car chase was so exciting that it raised our collective heart rates more than any other scene in movie history?

Well, now science has an answer to that question.

According to a study from money.co.uk study, the most heart-racing car movie of all time is Mad Max: Fury Road. The research group determined this by hooking up 100 volunteers to heartbeat monitors and tracking their pulses while they watched several different films.

The study also found several other noteworthy results, as

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The director of ‘Home Alone’ says he walked off ‘Christmas Vacation’ because he ‘couldn’t make the movie with Chevy Chase’



Chevy Chase et al. sitting at a table: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation/Warner Bros.


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  • Chris Columbus told Insider what led him to him directing “Home Alone.”
  • The director was hired to helm “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” but didn’t get along with its star Chevy Chase.
  • That opened the door for him to make another Christmas classic, “Home Alone.”
  • “The rest is history,” Columbus said.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

By the 1990s, Chris Columbus had already made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to penning scripts for classics such as “Gremlins” and “The Goonies.” But switching to directing films was a challenge.

After his debut, the impressive “Adventures in Babysitting” in 1987, Columbus directed the flop “Heartbreak Hotel” a year later. His next movie — “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” — would be a make-or-break moment for Columbus. 

Still, that turned out to be a mistake.

The comedy

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No Charges for Indianapolis Officer Who Fatally Shot Dreasjon Reed After Chase

A grand jury in Indianapolis decided not to indict a police officer who in May fatally shot a 21-year-old man who the police said had shot at the officer, officials announced on Tuesday.

The killing was one of three fatal encounters between civilians and the police in the city during a traumatic eight-hour stretch, touching off protests and calls for reform.

A special prosecutor overseeing the case, Rosemary Khoury, said at a news conference that she had presented “a very thorough, comprehensive” investigation to the grand jury and that its decision means they had determined “there is insufficient evidence to indict or accuse” the officer of a crime.

At times, Ms. Khoury, a deputy prosecutor in Madison County, Ind., appeared to hold back tears as she announced the grand jury’s decision. At one point she told reporters: “I have to believe that justice was done because I trust our system.

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Man wanted on rape, sexual extortion captured by U.S. Marshals; cyclist hit during chase

A Gardendale man sought on sex charges was captured Thursday following a chase by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force during which the suspect hit a bicyclist.

Matthew Lee Selby, who has been wanted for at least two months, was taken into custody about 4 p.m. He had outstanding warrants issued by Gardendale police for rape, sodomy and sexual extortion.

Task force deputies located Selby about 4 p.m. and tried to arrest him in the 9000 block of Tingle Cutoff Road in Dora, said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge. As they approached the residence, Selby fled the scene in a pickup truck.

The pursued traveled into Walker County on Highway 78. Selby’s truck left the roadway near the Horse Creek Golf Course and veered onto a pedestrian walking path where he struck a bicyclist, a parked vehicle and law enforcement vehicles.

Matthew Lee Shelby

Matthew Lee Selby, who has

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‘Jeopardy!’ Greats Who Battled for Top Title Get New Show, ‘The Chase’

Just when television executives seemed to have exhausted all options for getting the three most famous “Jeopardy!” contestants back on television, they managed to find another way.

This time, it’s through a different quiz show entirely, one that doesn’t make its contestants turn their answers into questions.

The three “Jeopardy!” stars who in January battled for the title of “Greatest of All Time” — Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter — will take turns appearing on an ABC revival of “The Chase,” a new version of a quiz show that airs in Britain, the network announced on Monday.

An earlier American version of the quiz show aired on Game Show Network from 2013 to 2015, on which Holzhauer faced off as a contestant against Mark Labbett — known as “the beast” — in 2014. He performed so well that he was asked to audition to be a colleague of

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Waukegan police shooting: Car chase preceded killing of Marcellis Stinnette in Illinois, video shows

“Hey, they just ran me over,” says the officer, who has his hand on Williams’ vehicle when she takes off.

The next clip begins with a squad car speeding toward Williams’ car. She pulls out in front of the police cruiser, passes another police car, red-and-blues flashing, and blows through a stop sign. She takes a right turn, drives onto the opposite shoulder and hits a telephone pole guy wire.

The officer tailing her exits his car and begins to order the pair to, “Get out of the f**king–” before an engine revs and seven shots are fired, followed by a crash. Because the police car’s dashcam is facing to the right of the shooting, the shooting is not captured and the officer’s orientation to Williams’ car is not clear.

Surveillance video shows, after the shooting, Williams drives backward into a building.

Authorities have said the officer opened fire after

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Chase Elliott laments restarts, not radio issues, in Kansas race

Radio issues were the focus of Chase Elliott’s day at Kansas Speedway, but he saw a couple of restarts as playing a key role in not racing for the win.

Elliott finished sixth in Sunday’s playoff race despite sporadic contact with his crew because of radio problems. A bigger issue turned out to be Joey Logano winning the race. That put Logano in the title race and dropped Elliott out of a transfer spot.

Three spots remain for the Nov. 8 Cup finale at Phoenix Raceway. Elliott is eight points behind Brad Keselowski for the final transfer position. This is Elliott’s fourth consecutive year in the Round of 8. He’s never advanced to the championship race.

Elliott wasn’t sure what caused the communication issues with his team and spotter, although faulty earplugs were suspected.

“The good news was they could hear me, I just couldn’t hear them once we went

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Authorities arrest woman, still looking for man involved in Livingston County chase

HOWELL, MI — Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman and are still searching for a man who stole a vehicle, led police on a chase and crashed into a utility box Friday afternoon, officials said.

Deputies attempted to stop a 2008 Lexus, which was reported as stolen out of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, as it left the Livingston Judicial Center in Howell, a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said. When a deputy activated their emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled northbound on Highlander Way to M-59.

The Lexus went east on M-59 and turned into the Mallard Pond subdivision, where it crashed into a utility box, causing some apartments in the area to lose power, the release said.

The female driver and male passenger fled on foot, but the female, a 21-year-old from Lansing, was arrested a short time later.

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