Governor offers help to Alabama towns hit by killer tornado

first_imgFULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey is promising help to families and businesses impacted by the tornado that tore up some of Birmingham’s suburbs. She said the people of Alabama are praying for them and will help them rebuild. The terrifying tornado trapped entire families in the wreckage of their homes Monday night, killing a teenager and injuring 30 people. Some survived in bathtubs and basements. The weather service says the twister was an EF- 3 with 150 mph winds. The governor says “homes and businesses can be rebuilt, but losing a young soul to a heart like this is beyond heartbreaking.”last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events December 11-17

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gavin DeGrawThe soulful singer, pianist and guitarist from upstate New York who rose to fame with his breakout single, “I Don’t Want to Be,” otherwise known as the theme song to One Tree Hill, will play hit latest hits, including “Not Over You,” “Best I Ever Had” and “We Both Know.” And keeping it all in the family, his older brother, indie rocker Joey DeGraw, will open the show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30-$60. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.Sully ErnaSully Erna (aka Salvatore Paul) is a hugely talented singer and songwriter probably best known for his role as the frontman of the hard rock band Godsmack. He plays guitar, drums and piano on stage and on the band’s albums, which consistently hit the top of the Billboard charts. Now Erna’s out on a solo tour before the band hits the road again in February. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.InanimateArt has the transcendental ability to transport the viewer to another place, another realm, somewhere far from their present reality, somewhere away from the stress and chaos that can be daily life. This exhibit focuses on items you may find on that daily journey within what would appear to be the mundane and ordinary, and through still life paintings, reveals that these objects are in actuality, quite simply, anything but. There are worlds contained in that bowl of fruit. There are dimensions to be realized, and explored, within that vase of flowers. It’s time to unlock the door, dear readers, open your minds and check out life’s extraordinary power and beauty. All you have to really do is let loose your hearts so you can see what’s been right there in front of your eyes the absolute entire time. Welcome home, dear friends. Welcome home. Juried Still Life Exhibit. Through Jan. 5. The Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12. ChevelleTogether almost two decades with seven albums and tons of sold-out gigs, these Chicago-based alt-rockers include the brothers Loeffler—Pete (guitars, vocals) and Sam (drums)—plus Dean Bernardini on bass and vocals. As their fans know well, their music is intricate, intimate and intense. There’s bruising guitar, dark drumming and an unforgettable dose of apocalyptic haze swirling around their creative arsenal, both musically and lyrically. They take it to another level. Warming up the crowd will be Crobot & Raw Fabrics. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $32.50-$55. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.John OliverThe 37-year-old comedian, producer, writer, actor, television host and political satirist about as synonymous with his geeky-nerd facial expressions, bad teeth, tousled hair and frumpy suits as he is for his absolutely hilariously insightful takes on everything from politics to current events is taking on the world—and the powers that be. [Read: “John Oliver Will Unleash Serious Hysterics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury“] NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$57.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.The Return of the Aimee Mann Christmas ShowCan you believe it’s been three years since Aimee Mann last played her holiday tour? Now she’s making up for lost time with her bandmate, Ted Leo, from her new project “The Both.” Joining her as she comes to town is a host of special guests from the music and comedy worlds combined. Like always, Aimee’s holiday variety show will feature a mix of Christmas classics, originals, videos, sketches—all guaranteed to lift the spirit and spread good cheer. Even the eggnog promises to pack a buzz. This is the time to be naughty and nice. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $30-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.Eileen Ivers “An Nollaig” An Irish ChristmasDeemed “The future of the Irish fiddle” by The Washington Post and praised by many, many more for her mind-bending and soul-satisfying dynamics on the instrument, this is a rare chance to catch the American fiddle virtuoso in all her glory, and undoubtedly become converted yourself. Celebrate your Irish roots! Rejoice in the divine language that is this soothing yet unusual craft. Usher in the holidays with Iver’s talents! And most importantly, perhaps: dance, dance, dance! The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $45. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.Dick Fox’s Holiday Doo Wop ExtravagaznaWhat is the holiday season really about, dear readers? “Family,” you might say. “Friends,” perhaps. “Lots of great food, celebration and glee,” you will surely add. Well I say yes! You are indeed correct! But let’s not forget about that precious gift of music around this time of the year, either, Long Islanders. Let’s not forget about laughter, and love, and song! The Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Legendary Teenagers, Chris Montez, Emil Stucchio & The Classics, The Devotions, & The Knockouts harmonize holiday classics at this spectacular convergence of hearts and soul and music. Not to be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$62.50. 7 p.m. Dec. 13.A John Waters ChristmasTime to laugh, uncontrollable, your side hurting and britches near-splitting. Yes, Waters is that hilarious. And let’s face it, we all need a good laugh around this time of the year, right? The multi-talented comedian and actor puts his spin on the holidays and will undoubtedly tear down the house in the process. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$100. 8 p.m. Dec. 13.Popa ChubbyYes, great band name, for sure, but after going 25 years strong, this funky blues legend just released his latest of more than a dozen albums, I’m Feelin’ Lucky, this fall. Worth checking out, in general, but worth experiencing live, at this gem of a venue, most definitively! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $30. 8, 10 p.m. Dec. 13.The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits LiveThe littlest fans on Long Island are undoubtedly familiar with the bubblegum sensation of Nick Jr.’s Fresh Beat Band. Made up of four talented performers–Shout, Twist, Marina and Kiki–the Fresh Beat Band’s catchy tunes will make a home in your head for days to come. Dance and sing along to “Just Like a Rockstar,” “Get up an Go-Go,” and of course, “Bananas.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 12 p.m. Dec. 14.Poverty, Inc.Examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system, this documentary offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Join internationally renowned health expert Gary Null for a screening and discussion of this new film about the economic realities facing our world. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 12 p.m. Dec. 14.Daughtry Acoustic TrioCome along for the ride as Chris Daughtry and his band debut songs from their new album Baptized. This album represents a shift in the band’s previous style–softer, yet less serious, more playful and fun, but with the soul you fell in love with watching him on the fifth season of American Idol. On a hot streak since 2006–when his debut album Daughtry became the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history–Daughtry is ready to stretch their wings and see where inspiration takes them. Will they play their brand new single “Waiting for Superman”? Only one way to find out. With Special Guest Adam Ezra Group. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $40-$85. Sun. 8 p.m. Dec. 14.BuckcherryThe California rockers bring all thier rock and roll attitude, shreds and licks to the Mountler for this amazing chance to catch them all up-close-and-personal. They’ve got six studio albums to draw from, with plenty of high-octane tunes to light this place on fire! Opening she show will be American Ice Age & Saviour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$40. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.Sway 2.0As Dancing With The Stars superhunk Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy explains: “Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun and healthy, dancing has many other positive benefits.” Yes indeed, expressing your innermost self in the mesmerizing, electrifying celebration of life that is dance is just simply good for your soul. This dance extravaganza includes: Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Zendaya, Meryl Davis, Sergey Onik, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess, Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson!! Come and celebrate with them all! Come and live! With additional dates and times through Dec. 21. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Theresa CaputoTeresa Caputo has embedded her way into pop culture’s echelon with her hit TV show Long Island Medium. With her uncanny ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Caputo has helped thousands find closure with their lost loved ones. With a personality as big as her hair, Caputo is an icon Long Island is proud to call our own. The first of a four-night block of appearances through Dec. 20. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$96. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tiranalast_img read more

A ‘frustrated’ Antonio Brown recants Twitter rant, still ‘determined’ to play in NFL

first_imgA few days after his release from the Patriots, Brown said he was no longer going to play in the NFL. Will not be playing in the @NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up !— AB (@AB84) September 22, 2019But reports came out afterwards saying the receiver was still interested in playing. And his social media activity indicated the same.In September, Brown was accused of exploitation, sexual assault and rape. Another woman spoke with Sports Illustrated and accused Brown of sexual misconduct. Antonio Brown’s on-again, off-again commitment to resuming his NFL career once again played out on social media. The free-agent receiver posted on Twitter and Instagram Thursday (and later deleted) he’s no longer going to play in the league, then recanted his statements in a later tweet. This came hours after an ESPN report saying Brown was scheduled to meet with league officials next week over accusations of sexually assaulting multiple women. “Imagine conforming to a system giving it a 100%  to see them treat me like this is unfairly [sic]! Making money off my sweat and blood. F— the [NFL]. I’ll never play in that s—. Treat black people the worse [sic]! Clear my name and go f— your self,” Brown said on Twitter.MORE: What to know about the allegations against Antonio BrownHours after sending an expletive tweet about never playing in the NFL again, Antonio Brown has changed his mind.📰:— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 8, 2019He echoed those thoughts on Instagram saying in part, “I’m going down another path.”Antonio Brown says he is “done with” the NFL.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 7, 2019It took only a few hours for Brown to walk back those comments with another tweet, saying, “I’m determined to make my way back to the NFL.”I’m just very frustrated right now with the false allegations and slander to my name. I love football and I miss it. I just want to play and I’m very emotional about that. I’m determined to make my way back to the NFL asap— AB (@AB84) November 7, 2019Of course, this was not the first time Brown claimed to be “done” with the NFL.last_img read more