“Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror” By Garret Mathews

first_img“Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror” by Garret Mathews [email protected] My play about the civil rights movement – “Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror” — is part of the 20th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts at the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis. It will be staged on Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $15 and can be obtained online or at the door.   “Jubilee” is set in 1964 (Freedom Summer) in the fictional town of Jubilee, Miss. In the drama/comedy, a black civil rights volunteer, arrested for attempting to register African-American voters, shares a jail cell with a white racist.“Jubilee” was first performed in the Indianapolis area during the 2017 IndyFringe Festival. Representatives of the JCC deemed it a good fit for the Festival of Books & Arts.“Jubilee” is written by Garret Mathews, who is retired from writing the metro column for the Evansville Courier & Press. In researching the subject matter, Mathews interviewed more than three dozen men and women who went South in the 1960s to teach in Freedom Schools and to desegregate schools and other institutions. This civil rights material can be accessed by going to Mathews’ legacy website – www.pluggerpublishing.com — and clicking on Coming Together.To prevent race-mixing, Southern segregationists insisted that entertainment venues be roped off to prevent blacks and whites from sitting together. This production replicates that practice. Audience members will receive symbolic tickets – not based on race – that reflect the separate seating of Whites and Coloreds.The play contains adult language and themes and is not intended for children.For online tickets, go to the Katz Festival of Books and & Arts site and scroll down to the “Jubilee” entry on October 28.After the shows, Garret Mathews and cast members will take questions from the audience.The Jewish Community Center is located on 6702 Hoover Road.Foot Note: that we are roping off the theater (Whites on one side, Coloreds on the other) to reflect the KKK policy in the 1960s to prevent blacks and whites from sitting together. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Publix, Other Grocery Chains Offering Senior Shopping Hours

first_imgPublix is among several companies offering additional time to allow senior customers to purchases necessities as the state navigates through the coronavirus crisis.The chain is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. for shoppers ages 65 and up.Meanwhile, the supermarket’s pharmacies will also open at 7 a.m. on those days for seniors to get their prescriptions.Regular store hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.In addition, Walmart is now opening for seniors between 7 to 8:30 a.m.Target is offering special hours for senior and vulnerable patrons on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m.Dollar General is offering special senior shopping hours every day from 8 to 9 a.m.Whole Foods is generally opening its doors each day from 7 to 8 a.m. for seniors, although hours vary by community.Fresh Market is open for seniors Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 am.Winn-Dixie is designating time for seniors and high-risk customers from 8 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday in all its stores. Pharmacies will open at 8 a.m. on weekdays. All grocery stores will close at 8 p.m. beginning March 20.According to the Florida Department of Health, there are nearly 400 cases of coronavirus, with eight deaths.Walmart to close early, dedicate 1 hour of shopping each week for seniors onlylast_img read more

Serie A: Juventus in Titanic Clash with Inter Milan

first_imgInter’s Antonio Candreva said he looks forward to a “really passionate game” with Juventus.“I already tasted it in the first game at a full San Siro, it was a nice atmosphere. Then we won against the strongest team in the League. It will be difficult, we know they’re the strongest. We have to give 100 per cent and try to express out qualities and strengths. We’re in good form though, we’ll go there to play,” he assured the club’s fans.Head of Public Relations and Communication at StarTimes, Israel Bolaji, emphasized the pay TV company’s commitment to deliver a fine mix of pulsating live sporting matches to its customers and football lovers.“We have shown and we will continue to demonstrate that we are a company focused on satisfying our customers by bringing to their living rooms live matches from the biggest players and clubs in top European leagues. These upcoming crackers are other opportunities to excite our customers,” said Bolaji.Others channels dedicated to showing sports include; ST World football, ST Sports Arena, ST Sports Focus, ST Sports Premium etc.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunday’s cracker between table-topping Juventus and Inter Milan promises to be full of the usual drama and intrigues associated with games of this magnitude in the Italian topflight Serie A.With Juve, Inter faces a pretty daunting task, as the Old Lady are not known to be losers in their home stadium in Turin, making the clash all the more worthwhile.All the Serie A fixtures this weekend are live and exclusively on StarTimes World football (channel 254 or 245).On Saturday, Napoli will start the weekend clashes with the trip to face Bologna. On Sunday, AC Milan is to battle Sampdoria while Chievo hosts Udinese. Pescara is to confront Lazio.last_img read more

West Indies skipper Jason Holder to focus on new standards for Test squad

first_imgWest Indies Test captain Jason Holder says he intends to place a heavy emphasis on standards and believes this will be key to getting the best out of the regional squad.Speaking during his first official media conference on Monday, the 23-year-old said he had already discussed this area with head coach Phil Simmons and hoped this would mark a departure from the past, reports CMC.”We need to set standards. The first thing we need to do is set a standard in the dressing room where we don’t fall below,” Holder told journalists here.”It is something I have had a lot of discussion with the coach about. It is important that we set this standard so guys know where we are at the moment, what is the benchmark and know that we just can’t fall below it.”Once we do that and get players to buy into that theory, then moving forward it should be a lot easier.”He continued: “In the past we have been a bit haywire and we’ve not been settled in a sense where we have a standard, and we have encountered a lot of hiccups here and there.”I think once we can clarify the whole situation as to what is required as an international cricketer and we set the standard, it should be a lot easier going forward.”West Indies have struggled on and off the field in recent years, and have plummeted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings in both the Test and one-day formats. They lie eighth in the Test rankings and ninth in ODIs, and are now set to miss out on the 2017 Champions Trophy.advertisementThey have endured a tough year with series losses in South Africa and more recently, to Australia, but Holder believes they can win on the tour of Sri Lanka which starts next month.”Sri Lanka’s just lost their two (stalwarts) in Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara so they are basically in a rebuilding phase where they trying to look for young players to come in and fill those boots,” Holder explained.”We’re in a similar situation where we’ve just lost players like Shiv (Chanderpaul), Chris (Gayle) is out with injury and we have a pretty young side at this present time so it should be a really good series, one that should give us a gauge of where we are at and also where we need to be at the end of it.”I’m looking forward to it, I’m sure the other guys are looking forward to it as well and I expect a very good encounter with us coming out on top at the end of it.”At 23, Holder is the second youngest ever West Indies Test captain. He has just eight Tests and 33 ODIs under his belt and is a relative newcomer to international cricket, after making his debut two years ago in Australia.However, he is confident he will receive support from all quarters, especially from the West Indies Cricket Board.”I think the support is there. I have a pretty good management team at hand. I’ve gotten emails and congratulatory stuff from a lot of people from the board so that’s pleasing in a sense,” he noted.”It’s no doubt I (don’t) think there is a time where I can’t lean on the board for support. I think the board should be there to assist me in any way and I expect their assistance as my journey goes on.”West Indies leave month-end for the tour of Sri Lanka which runs from October 8 to November 14. The series will comprise two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s.last_img read more