Jul 312015
 
Festival Ballet Welcomes International Ballet Stars Gala August14 at Irvine Barclay Theater

By Lydia E. Ringwald Festival Ballet Theatre’s Annual Gala of the Stars on August 14 at 7:30 pm features the stunning performances of internationally acclaimed guest artists from the world’s most prestigious dance companies along with FBT’s accomplished resident company. The annual Festival Ballet Gala is always summer highlight for Southern California ballet aficionados who have an opportunity in August, at the Irvine Barclay Theater, to enjoy performances of star dancers who during the season, perform at world-renowned stages in San Francisco, New York, St. Petersburg and London. Stellar events on August 13 and 14 are scheduled to celebrate the

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Jul 312015
 
What is in a Name?

By: Linh James We can all agree your name influences your sense of self to some degree. For example, it can signify your gender or ancestral lineage. But I believe that a name has a greater impact than many of us realize. Nominative determinism is a theory that a person’s name can have a significant role in his or her character development and life choices, such as selecting a career path. The term was coined in 1994 when editors of New Scientist noticed instances of scientists who gravitated toward research areas that had some relation to their last names. The editors cited

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Jul 242015
 

MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A police dashboard video released Tuesday shows that a Texas state trooper tried to pull a black motorist out of her car, then drew his stun gun and threatened her after she refused to follow his orders during a traffic stop. The roadside encounter swiftly escalated into a shouting confrontation as the officer attempted to drag 28-year-old Sandra Bland from her vehicle, with the officer at one point saying, “I will light you up,” as he held the stun gun. Days later, Bland was found dead in a jail cell in a

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