first_img View Comments Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda THE AUGUST ANNOUNCEMENT. #D23Expo2015 pic.twitter.com/A9toAtNRbq— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 14, 2015 Some Broadway favorites are writing songs for the Mouse! Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Frozen’s award-winning score, will compose music for the upcoming Disney animated films Moana and Gigantic, respectively. The announcement was made at Walt Disney Animation Studio’s D23 Expo.Miranda will collaborate with Mark Mancina, who provided arrangements for The Lion King on stage and screen, as well as Opetaia Foa’i, founder of the New Zealand-based South Pacific Fusion band Te Vaka. Moana, set to premiere next year and feature the voices of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Broadway alum Alan Tudyk, will follow a princess that comes from a long line of explorers who sets out to sea on a daring mission. John Musker and Ron Clements are set to direct.Gigantic, which is scheduled for a 2018 release, will take the familiar Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and set it in Spain. Nathan Greno will direct. No cast is set for the film, but we’d be shocked if some familiar Great White Way names weren’t on board to belt out new tunes from the Oscar and Grammy-winning duo behind “Let It Go.” The Lopez’s new musical, titled Up Here, is currently playing La Jolla Playhouse.Miranda joins a long line of stage composers and lyricists who have written for Disney films, including (in addition to the Lopezes) Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Have a look as he raps his way through the big announcement!last_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK — After watching Otto Porter score 43 points in two games during the regular season, Syracuse made sure he wasn’t a factor the third time around.The Orange’s defense shut down Porter in the Big East tournament semifinals on Thursday, holding Porter to 12 points on only 4-of-13 shooting in his 45 minutes on the floor. He only took two shots from behind the arc. Keeping Porter from doing much damage was key for Syracuse in its 58-55 overtime win over the Hoyas on Thursday.Porter spent much of the game in the high post, but rarely had an opportunity to score with the amount of attention Syracuse was paying him.“We cheated up on Porter a little bit more,” Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We left (Mikael) Hopkins alone, and he did get some work done down there, but not as much as Porter and (Markel) Starks would get.”Syracuse’s focus on Porter in the high post came at a price, as Hopkins and Starks had some good looks and were able to combine for 25 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPorter started off hot, though, knocking down a jumper in transition from the lane about two minutes into the game to give Georgetown a 2-0 lead. But he wouldn’t have another field goal for more than eight minutes, when he made a layup to give Georgetown a 15-12 lead.He managed to come up with some big buckets late in the game, including a jumper from the lane that brought Georgetown to within five, that helped put the Hoyas in prime position to finish off its comeback and tie the game.Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said he knew Boeheim and Syracuse would defend the Hoyas – and Porter – differently.“You say the Syracuse 2-3 zone, but he adjusts, tweaks, even from the first game to the second game, they played us differently,” Thompson said. “So we anticipated they were going to play us a little bit differently, but that’s why everything was open along the baseline.”Syracuse made sure Porter was rarely – if ever – open.Porter hit two free throws in overtime that made it 57-55 Syracuse with 39 seconds left in overtime, but it was too late for him and Georgetown. The Orange ended up moving on to the finals.After the game, Boeheim said Porter’s the best player that he’s seen in the Big East — high praise coming from someone who’s coached for the conference’s entire existence.But Porter’s versatility makes him an unmatched player in Boeheim’s eyes.“I think he’s a great defensive player,” Boeheim said. “I think he’s a great passer. I think he can obviously shoot the ball, and he just, really, I don’t see a weakness in his game from a perimeter point of view of a guy that I’ve seen in this league over the years.”Despite the fact that Boeheim’s defense shut him down, Porter said he appreciated Boeheim’s compliment.“It means a lot coming from him,” Porter said. “It’s tough playing against him and his team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse vs. Georgetown Big East semifinalsKeita, Cooney shine off bench in Syracuse’s 58-55 overtime win against Georgetown in Big East semifinalcenter_img Published on March 16, 2013 at 12:41 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more


first_img“Every game, I want them to think that it is a championship game,” said Pascua. “They should think that this will be their last game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Head coach: George PascuaLast season: 8-6 (no.4)Key holdovers: Jerrili Malabanan, Toni Rose Basas, Bernadeth PonsKey losses: Remy Palma, Rosemarie VargasADVERTISEMENT NCAA volleyball: San Beda locks up twice-to-beat edge after downing EAC OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Pascua will be leading a team that finished Season 79 at the fourth spot with an 8-6 record but  bowed out to Ateneo in the Final Four.What Pascua won’t be having this year, though, is the leadership and savvy of former captain Remy Palma who’ has already exhausted her five-year playing career with the Lady Tamaraws.Pascua, though, looked at the absence of Palma as a new challenge for his team that still has the attacking capabilities of Bernadeth Pons, Jerrili Malabanan, and Toni Rose Basas.“Of course Remy had that veteran presence and her leadership was the big factor that is lacking right now,” said Pascua who will now look to Pons to serve as his skipper. “I want Bernadeth to really take that leadership role and now that she’s in the position Remy once held, I know she can do a great job with it.”And with a veteran core at his disposal, Pascua knows he won’t have a difficult time putting the mentality that already has a sense of urgency going into Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league’s winningest team will parade a new coach for Season 80, but the new figurehead in Far Eastern University’s bench is well aware of the legacy draped in green-and-gold.George Pascua, who took over the Lady Tamaraws’ head coaching duties from Shaq Delos Santos, is a former Tamaraw himself and he only has one goal for his beloved alma mater—win the top prize in Season 80 and deliver FEU its record 30th championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There’s always FEU’s legacy in terms of women’s volleyball,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Now we have to meet those expectations from everyone watching us.”“The team has the willingness, the hunger, the thirst to win games and maybe win another championship because FEU has always been a powerhouse team in the UAAP.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more


first_img…claimed boss ordered “cremation” – Police sourceThe body of a welder who mysteriously died in the interior was burnt by his co-workers even before the police could investigate his death.Thirty-four-year-old welder, Yogindra Steve Ramkarran of Number 72 Village, Berbice, was discovered dead by his colleagues about 100 feet from the camp he was employed at in Berbice on July 4, 2019, but it is unclear as to what led to his demise.According to a senior police source close to the investigation, Ramkarran was allegedly consuming alcohol at a shop a short distance away from the camp on July 3 and after the business closed, he left to return to the camp.However, he was not seen again until his co-workers found his body the following morning. This newspaper was told that the workers informed their employer and they were allegedly informed to burn the body.“They said the boss told them that he was in contact with the family and told them to burn the man’s body. But the boss, who is the owner, said he never told them to do that. They just burnt his body to ashes even before we [Police] could get there to investigate so as it is, we don’t know how he died because there is no body to conduct a post-mortem on,” the police source explained.He stated that it is suspected that Ramkarran was murdered, adding that one of the workmen had taken a photograph of his body before it was destroyed by fire.“From the photograph taken in the worker’s phone, it looked like a stab wound on Ramkarran’s chest. But we will never know because they burnt his body to ashes and while we have some of the ashes, obviously we cannot tell his cause of death. We arrested five of them but due to no evidence, we had to release them. We even approached the High Court for an extension to hold them but that request was denied,” the police source explained.However, a file has been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice on the way forward. Ramkarran’s case is still open and investigations into his death continue, the police officer noted.The now dead man’s sister, Somwattie, had told Guyana Times on Sunday last that at that time, although over three days had passed since news spread of her brother’s death, she along with her other siblings were clueless about the entire situation.“My husband called the sawmill where Steve was employed at and the owner told him that Steve died and that they are making preparation to bring his body out from river.”However, the distraught woman had stated that three individuals, who worked at the sawmill, arrived at her residence on Friday afternoon and they related to her family that her brother’s body was decomposed and could not be removed from the location where it had been found.“They say that the body had to burn right there or bury right there but we did not see a picture with him to know if it is Steve. I don’t know what happened with Steve. The first call my sister gave me, she told me Steve was in an accident with a truck but when my husband called the boss man, he said like Steve had fight or maybe he had a few drinks since July 1st was holiday…I don’t know if he fight with anyone but I don’t know nothing,” the grieving sister related.Yogindra Ramkarranlast_img read more