See Inside Aladdin’s Backstage World ABC’s Nightline featured a behind-the-scenes look at Aladdin April 15. Check out the video below and see everything from major last minute tweaks to the show from director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, to James Monroe Iglehart’s reaction when he won the role of the Genie (he taped it!) and how the magic carpet flies! OK, not the last one, but the rest. The Frozen Storm Rages On The Weekly Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and, as Frozen songwriter and EGOT-er Robert Lopez tweeted April 16, “The #Frozen album just went double platinum, as is @IdinaMenzel’s version of #LetItGo.” According to The New York Times, the movie’s soundtrack has now sold a total of 2.1 million copies in the U.S. Paul Robeson Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies Stage actor, director and playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died, aged 83, on April 14 in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the cause of death was an aortic aneurysm. Dean wrote Paul Robeson, which first opened on Broadway in 1978, starring James Earl Jones. It was subsequently revived on the Great White Way in 1988 and 1995. His other plays include The Sty of the Blind Pig. Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys has been awarded an R-rating! The official reason? The “language throughout,” apparently. F-bombs or not, we know that the film’s stars, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, will be the apples of our eyes as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, when the film officially lands in theaters on June 20. Idina Menzel View Comments John Lloyd Young Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Protesters have arrived at Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/BH5PhOr9PD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters at the scene say Binghamton Police have blocked off the intersection of Main Street and Murray Street and are directing eastbound traffic. —– 1:23 P.M. UPDATE: 1:52 P.M. UPDATE: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters on the scene say protesters have arrived at Recreation Park. They say the protest has grown significantly since arriving at Binghamton High School, estimating nearly 1000 people. —– BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — People gathered at the Binghamton High School to begin a protest for George Floyd on Sunday. —– 12 News is on the scene and says the protest is expected to go to Recreation Park in Binghamton. 12 News also says nearly 200 people are attending the protest. Full report coming up tonight on 12 News at 6 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters say the protest has wrapped up at rec park. pic.twitter.com/KZVPY5sG3J— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Binghamton Police have Main Street blocked off at Murray St. and are directing east bound traffic around the area of the demonstration in front of the high school. pic.twitter.com/d9k2D9Ief6— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 I would say we are nearing 200 people. pic.twitter.com/Zqw06S9dgF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Large group of protesters currently moving down Main Street pic.twitter.com/aStyr6leEo— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Protest remains peaceful as chants of “No justice, No Peace” continue to echo through the area pic.twitter.com/mv33PhhL4Q— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 “We are marching today against the systemic racism shown toward the black community.”— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Everyone has taken a knee in the road. pic.twitter.com/LNeWLWAwsm— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 2:30 P.M. UPDATE: Chants of “I can’t breathe” have erupted from the crowd as they make their way into the park grounds. pic.twitter.com/oKnYIHntzD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Business owners are standing in front of their stores. pic.twitter.com/4mhGfk9nWF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Protests beginning here at Binghamton High School. The plan is to head to Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/oG77TPwMXN— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020
Jordan 45A poor shooting performance in the third quarter by the Panthers (15-12) and the hot shooting by Brittney Brewer of Bishop Montgomery negated Jordan’s strong play in the first half. The visitors scored only three points in the third quarter, two of them by freshman Danesha Long who finished with 18 points, as Jordan lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division I-AA playoffs. Gianna Woods scored six of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers cut a 17-point lead to 10. “We need to take care of the ball,” Jordan coach Adara Newidouski said. “Our lack of execution during certain parts of the game – it hurts us. Turnovers, missed box outs, free throw percentage – nine for 21 is nothing to be proud about. It has hurt us all season. We have to mature.” Jordan was up 14-10 after the first quarter, but in the closing minuets of the second quarter, Brewer hit two back-breaking 3-pointers during a 11-2 run that put Bishop Montgomery up 43-27 at intermission. Earl Williams can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Suddenly, the psychological advantage Santa Margarita High girls basketball team had over Millikan for nearly three quarters disappeared. The Eagles’ big front line of 6-foot-plus didn’t seem so intimidating to the Rams, and the visitors from Long Beach cut an 18-point lead to five on Danielle Leigh’s 3-pointer with less than 15 seconds left. But Millikan couldn’t get any closer as it lost 61-56 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs and ended its season with a 13-13 record. “We knew we could out-pressure them and out-run them,” Millikan coach Lorene Morgan said. “That was the plan. (My girls) finally executed it, but it was a little too late.” With the Rams down five, the clock oddly kept running while the Eagles tried to inbound the ball, and finally with 1 second left, the referees stopped the clock. Santa Margarita threw a pass over the Rams defense to a streaking player to end the contest. Kalena Tutt, 6-foot-2 forward started alongside Samantha Marez (11 points, 10 boards) to match up against 6-2 Whitney Woods (23 points), 6-3 Georgia Mollmer and 6-foot Lauren Osyka (12 points), Melissa Zornig (16 points). Tutt, who had 12 rebounds, scored eight of her 15 points during the Rams’ 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to cut Santa Margarita’s to 11 points with under 4 minutes remaining. She added another two points during Millikan’s final 14-10 push. “Coach Morgan wanted me to come out and be the leader that I am supposed to be,” Tutt said. “In the beginning, I didn’t. We always start out slow. I looked up at the score, and I said to myself, ‘Man! We can’t lose to this team. … I had to give my team a little pep talk. You have to look into the post. And they finally listened.” Bishop Montgomery 55,