An American in Paris’ Robert Fairchild Will Briefly Return to City Ballet

first_imgTony nominee Robert Fairchild is temporarily going back to his roots, which, fortunately, are only a few blocks up from his current Broadway show. The An American in Paris star will return to the New York City Ballet, where he is a Principal Dancer, for three Broadway-themed performances this fall, the New York Times reports.Fairchild will first appear in a revival of “Thou Swell,” choreographed by Peter Martins and featuring music by Richard Rodgers. The revival is part of NYCB’s Fall Fashion Gala, set for September 30. It will feature vocals from fellow Tony nominees Norm Lewis and Rebecca Luker.On the afternoon of October 3 and evening of October 7, Fairchild will dance in George Balanchine’s “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” the dance sequence that appears at the climax of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical On Your Toes. All three performances are set for the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.Fairchild currently stars as Jerry Mulligan in An American in Paris, which marks his Broadway debut. He has appeared as a soloist with NYCB since 2007 and as a Principal Dance since 2009.Fairchild will maintain his current schedule in An American in Paris; Garen Scribner regularly performs the role of Jerry on Wednesday evenings and Saturday matinees. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 An American in Paris Related Showslast_img read more

Haiti Leader Calls For ‘Red Helmet’ UN Force

first_imgBy Dialogo April 02, 2010 Haitian President René Préval has given his backing to the creation of a UN “red helmet” humanitarian rapid reaction force which could swing into action within hours of natural disasters. In a speech before a donor’s conference at the UN headquarters on Wednesday to pledge help for his quake-hit nation, Préval argued there was a “need for creating a humanitarian intervention force under the auspices of the UN to coordinate response to disasters, which are bound to occur.” Along with the January 12 quake that left over 220,000 people dead, Préval said recent major natural disasters such as the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean and 2008’s Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmar highlighted the need for rapid intervention to save the maximum numbers of lives. Préval was backed in his call by former French minister Nicole Guedj, who founded the “Red Helmet Foundation,” to lobby for the humanitarian force. UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called the goal “a good project that deserves study and reflection,” he added. Wednesday’s conference ended with some 50 international donors making 9.9-billion-dollars in pledges in a bid to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake.last_img read more

Lou Williams hits late 3-pointer to lift Clippers over Brooklyn Nets

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates PreviousBrooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, drives around Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) shoots over Brooklyn Nets’ Treveon Graham during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) shoots over Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen, left, and D’Angelo Russell, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Garrett Temple, top, defends on Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)From left, Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert (22) works for a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Montrezl Harrell, and Garrett Temple (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) is hugged by Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell after Williams hit the game-winning shot as time expired during an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, second from left, shoots over Brooklyn Nets’ Treveon Graham (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) drives to the basket past Brooklyn Nets’ DeMarre Carroll (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) grabs a rebound next to Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ DeMarre Carroll (9) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen (31) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) blocks a shot from Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert (22) next to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert, center, shoots between Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Harris (12) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, front right, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, front left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, drives around Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 19Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 119-116. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Mirror, mirror, two matching teams traded score after score at Staples Center on Sunday, before the Clippers’ Lou Williams eventually proved the fairest of them all, putting away the Brooklyn Nets, 119-116, with a fadeaway 3-pointer from 28 feet out as time expired.Williams’ first official buzzer-beater and the longest such game-winning shot in the NBA this season,  had him surfing on his teammates arms after he slow-walked to the corner of the court and gestured to the crowd in a rare celebration.His big shot also lifted the Clippers to their the seventh win in their past eight games, and their 10th in 13. The Clippers (41-30) remain eighth in the Western Conference standings, behind the 40-29 Utah Jazz.Williams’ heroics gave Doc Rivers his 300th victory as the Clippers’ head coach, which both ensured that he’ll have a winning season for the 12th consecutive year and made him only the seventh NBA coach to have won 300-plus regular season games with two or more teams, per the Elias Sports Bureau.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory The Clippers — who rallied back from a 15-point deficit in their November win in Brooklyn — got things to click in the second quarter, when they rode a 33-9 second-quarter surge, which was made possible entirely by 13 points by Danilo Gallinari, 12 by Montrezl Harrell and eight by Landry Shamet. They turned what was a 19-point deficit with 7:21 to go into a 60-55 lead going into halftime.It turned out to be the Clippers’ largest comeback at home this season.They increased their advantage to 11 to start the second half, but after that Brooklyn (36-36)  showed some bounceback of its own, pulling ahead 82-77 on a hook shot by D’Angelo Russell, who had a a game-high 32 points.But back came the Clippers. Williams’ 3-pointer tied it 87-87 entering the final quarter, when they quickly went on a 14-4 run to make it 101-91.Then, despite trailing by 10 with a minute left, the Nets tied it up 116-116 on Jarrett Allen’s dunk with 5.3 seconds left.But Gallinari handed off the ball to Williams near midcourt and he drained the 3-pointer to seal the victory.“I just shot the ball, honestly,” said Williams, who finished with a team-high 25 points off the bench. “Just get a shot at the rim.”The talk in the locker room afterward was heavy on what Williams did after the shot.“I get made fun of that I don’t know how to celebrate,” Williams said.. “My teammates say I don’t know how to celebrate, they say I don’t show enough emotion. So I stole that one from (Montrezl Harrell).”Said Harrell: “I give it a 3.”Added Patrick Beverley: “Hit the gamer and had the weakest celebration.”Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded his first career double-double, scoring in double figures for the eighth time in nine games with 14 points and established a new career high with 14 assists.Gallinari had his fifth double-double of the season, with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 16 first-half minutes. He finished with 20 points and a season-high-tying 11 rebounds.Harrell had 20 points, Shamet had 14 and Beverley chipped in with 10. “I had no idea,” Rivers said. “It’s nice. However, it’s not what I’m here for. I want to win four games (in a Finals). That’s what I’m here for.”The milestone victory came against a spirited squad that reminded Rivers plenty of his current team.“We mirror each other,” Rivers said. “When you look at the two teams; they have (Spencer) Dinwiddie, we have Lou (off the bench). They have a ton of just good players, we play hard. The two teams are so similar. Watching it, you kept saying, ‘It’s a mirror.’ Two teams that are really exactly the same in a lot of ways, so it’s nice to get the win.”The Clippers’ pseudo-clones were, however, playing the second installment of a back-to-back that had them in Utah last night, where the Nets lost, 114-98.But it was the Clippers who looked flat early, finishing the first quarter down 30-23 after shooting 9 for 26 (34 percent) from the floor and committing five early turnovers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more