Mackenzie Nichols, provided by Published 2:32 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock How the New Celebrity Book Clubs Are Boosting Literary Sales 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When author Maria Hummel’s publicist called to tell her that her novel “Still Lives” would appear as a selection on a book club started by Reese Witherspoon, she couldn’t believe it. “I remember just staring in the mirror and thinking the person I’m looking at is not me, the person this is happening to is not me,” Hummel recalled. The day that Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine … [Read more...] about How the New Celebrity Book Clubs Are Boosting Literary Sales
Karamo Brown (OPEN EVENT) Known for starring in the hit Netflix reality show “Queer Eye,” Karamo Brown recently published his first book, a memoir titled “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope.” As the first openly gay black man to be cast on reality television back in 2004, Brown is a trailblazer with an interesting perspective. He is a prominent activist for the LGBTQ+ community, especially its black members, and is the co-founder of 6in10, an organization that provides mental health services and HIV education to these groups. Brown will be interviewed by Los Angeles Times reporter Yvonne Villarreal Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Chelsea Clinton (TICKETED EVENT) Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton made a name for herself in the world of literature as a bestselling author of children’s books. Clinton’s New York Times bestselling picture book, “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,” intends to uplift and … [Read more...] about Who’s talking at the Festival of Books?
Sherlon Christie Asbury Park Press Published 5:30 AM EST Dec 1, 2018 The Shore Conference high school girls soccer season has concluded with a ton of exhilarating moments for several squads. Now, it is time for the hard working girls soccer players in the Shore Conference to take a bow as their coaches have discussed and decided who the best players are in the Shore Conference this season. *DISCLAIMER* The Shore Conference Girls Soccer Coaches All-Division teams are picked ONLY by the Shore Conference girls soccer coaches. With that said, the Asbury Park Press wasn't involved in the Shore Conference Girls Soccer Coaches' decisions on their All-Divisions teams. Any questions about the All-Division teams should be directed to the coach at your respective school. The All-Shore team picked by the Asbury Park Press will be released later in December. *DISCLAIMER* CLASS A NORTH Forwards Victoria Tzitzis (Marlboro) Brianna Ramirez (Manalapan) Ryann Leohner … [Read more...] about NJ girls soccer: 2018 Shore Conference Coaches All-Division teams
November 12, 2018 By Jason Taylor Cindy O’Laughlin is one of nine new State Senators who’ll join the next Missouri legislature in Jefferson City in January. She’s one of five Republican newcomers to receive at least 70% of the vote in GOP dominated mostly rural districts. O’Laughlin said campaigning became a fulltime job for her. “You know, it’s an everyday thing, six days a week, sometimes seven days a week,” said O’Laughlin. Republican State Senator-elect Cindy O’Laughlin of Shelbina (Image courtesy of O’Laughlin for Senate Facebook page) The Shelbina businesswoman said she learned a lot about her future constituents while campaigning. “There are some really incredible people in our northeast part of the state. I’ve met so many of them and I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to gain an understanding of things that are going on in their lives and some of the challenges … [Read more...] about Northeast Missouri businesswoman among nine new state senators coming to Jefferson City
Entertainment Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Charley O'Kelly will be performing at the Chamber Orchestra of Kona's "Spotlight on Soloists" concert. (COOK/Courtesy Photo) The Chamber Orchestra of Kona presents two concerts featuring local soloists The Chamber Orchestra of Kona (COOK), a local community orchestra comprised of approximately 30 musicians, will presents a pair of concerts at the Aloha Theater in Kainaliu at 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. ADVERTISING Each concert will present just over an hour of orchestral music. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chamberorchestraofkona.com/concerts.html. The concerts, called “Spotlight on Soloists,” will feature members of the orchestra in four dynamic and exciting performances, including Peter Bosted on oboe performing “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the 1986 movie The Mission composed by Enrico Morricone and Charlie O’Kelly on trumpet playing … [Read more...] about Arts and Entertainment Wrap Up: 09-27-18