There’s only one Mitch Williams, and volleyball star is Hall of Fame-bound
“People often say I seem like more of a Mitch than a Michelle,” said the Pinconning and Northwood volleyball star now with a married name of Mitch Hanna. The daughter of Kathryn and Jeff Williams, she grew up with volleyball as a presence in her household after her father launched the Northwood Institute volleyball program in 1982. She just said ‘Nope.’ Simple as that.”Coach Jeff Williams poses with seniors from the Pinconning volleyball team, Beth Martin, Michelle Williams and Raquel Beson in 1989. Michelle Williams Hanna is heading into the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame. RELATED READINGHistory-making tennis duo reunite in Bay County Sports Hall of FameHall of Fame-bound Gary Vandemark was heart and soul of Handy runningFrom sandlot to state final, Art Krawczyk gave it all to baseballBanquet tickets now on sale for Bay County Sports Hall of FameBay County Sports Hall of Fame announces 2022 induction classMore Bay County Sports Hall of Fame storiesmlive.com
Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole lifewashingtonpost.com
Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole life.
Mississippi's attorney general has no plan to prosecute Carolyn Bryant Donham over role in Emmett Till lynching, aide says
Mississippi's top legal official has no plan to prosecute Carolyn Bryant Donham, whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, an aide said Friday.cbsnews.com
Bay County Sports Hall of Fame announces induction Class of 2022
A community that has had more basketball heartache than basketball heroes, Bay City rallied around its first phenom in nearly a generation when Devendorf splashed onto the scene at Bay City Central in 2002. And it rallied behind him again with his election to the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame. He retired in 1984 with a 182-138 record, ranking second in Bay County history for career wins at the time. He guided Handy to five regional track titles, 10 Bay County crowns and three White Pine Conference championships while claiming three Saginaw Valley League titles and five Bay County trophies in cross country. **RELATED READINGSee who is on the 2022 Bay County Sports Hall of Fame ballotSteiner Brothers join WWE Hall of Fame as ‘greatest tag team of all time’More Bay County Sports Hall of Fame storiesmlive.com
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
Bay County Sports Hall of Fame issues ballot for Class of 2022
The Bay County Sports Hall of Fame issued its ballot this week, putting 18 nominees in consideration for induction in the Class of 2022. The 31st induction class to the Hall of Fame is being honored Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 at the DoubleTree hotel and conference center in downtown Bay City. He guided the combined Bay City Central and Bay City Western squad to a 345-257-27 record, winning four regional championships. The 1993 graduate departed as the program’s all-time leader with 1,408 points, which still ranks fourth in Bay County history. RELATED READINGIntroducing the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame induction Class of 2020-21Bay City’s Steiner Brothers join WWE Hall of FameHall of Famer Al Doty remembered for finding formula for successmlive.com
Fans defend Michelle Williams against critics of national anthem performance
Michelle Williams sang America’s national anthem at Thursday night’s NFL kickoff game in Tampa, Florida before the face-off between the […] The post Fans defend Michelle Williams against critics of national anthem performance appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
For Kelly Rowland, good things come in threes
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, Kelly Rowland attends the premiere of "What Men Want" in Los Angeles. Rowland released an EP titled K, featuring six tracks heavily influenced by Afrobeat rhythms. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – If good things come in threes, then Kelly Rowland is basking in her current moment of bliss. But Rowland didn’t always possess that “Black Magic” confidence. “And I don’t know a lot of people who get that in this industry.”_____Follow Associated Press entertainment journalist Gary Gerard Hamilton at twitter.com/garyghamilton
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Watch live — Fed's Neel Kashkari speaks at Harvard on coronavirus and the economy
Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari is scheduled to speak at a public health forum Wednesday hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kashkari will be joined by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, David Williams, Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary at National Academy of Medicine and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.cnbc.com
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Beyonce through the years
In late 1999, Destiny's Child underwent a lineup change, with Michelle Williams, a former backup singer to Monica, and Farrah Franklin, an aspiring singer-actress, replacing Luckett and Roberson. Franklin would last only six months before being being dismissed from the band. Here Rowland, Beyonce and Williams one of two Grammys the group won at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 21, 2001. Hide Caption