Ty Tabing, an internationally recognized expert in creating and activating successful urban destinations, has just taken over as cultural affairs director for the city of Pompano Beach.
He succeeds Phyllis Korab, a veteran municipal employee and longtime arts and culture chief who recently retired. “She left after a long and distinguished career,” said her successor.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Tabing honed his creative skills working in his hometown and also in Chicago and in Singapore before returning to Wichita in 2020 to operate a consulting firm for nearly two years.
Written by: Logan Culwell-Block
1997 TV Cinderella, Starring Brandy, Sets 25th Anniversary Reunion Special on 20/20
The event will feature original cast members Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, and more.
The 1997 TV production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy and the late Whitney Houston, has set a 25th anniversary reunion special for ABC-TV’s 20/20, airing August 23 during Disney’s World Princess Week. The one-hour-long event will feature original cast members Brandy and Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Veanne Cox, along with Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Jade Jones, and more reflecting on the impact of the movie musical. The special will be followed by the first broadcast TV airing of the film in more than two decades.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The “Star Trek” multiverse recently lost one of its brightest stars when Nichelle Nichols, the actress who portrayed Communications Officer, Lt. Nyota Uhura on the USS Enterprise in the original series and in six subsequent movies, passed away July 30 at age 89.
Written by: Michael Wiltbank
SIX welcomed its newest royals Brennyn Lark and Keri René Fuller August 9 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. See them take their first curtain call below.
Written by: Raven Brunner
Hamilton Launches Pro-Choice Fundraiser Ham4Choice
The winner will get to hang out with Lin-Manuel Miranda at the musical’s opening night in Germany.
Island City Stage’s 2021-2022 season is finishing up with a bang with their current production of Donja R. Love’s One In Two. The play, inspired by Love’s own experience as an openly HIV positive black gay man, gets its name from a statistic that’s hard to fathom, and one that is hard to fathom is so often ignored: as opposed to one in six gay or bisexual white men and one in four gay or bisexual latino men, one in two gay or bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV at some point during their life.
Written by: Andrew Gans
Olivia Newton-John, Star of Grease and Xanadu Films, Dies at 73
The singer and actor also enjoyed a string of hits, including “Physical,” “I Honestly Love You,” and “Have You Never Been Mellow.”
The angelic-voiced Olivia Newton-John, who rocketed to superstardom opposite John Travolta in the blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical Grease, passed away August 8, according to a statement from husband John Easterling. She was 73.
Written by: Jesse Green