By Andrew Dansby Published 11:14 am CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 An Egyptian police band gets stranded in a small, Israeli town and must find their way to an initiation ceremony in The Band's Visit. An Egyptian police band gets stranded in a small, Israeli town and must find their way to an initiation ceremony in The Band's Visit. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics Photo: Sony Pictures Classics Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 An Egyptian police band gets stranded in a small, Israeli town and must find their way to an initiation ceremony in The Band's Visit. An Egyptian police band gets stranded in a small, Israeli town and must find their way to an initiation ceremony in The Band's Visit. Photo: Sony Pictures … [Read more...] about “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “The Band’s Visit” coming to Hobby Center
A file photo showing Ostritz in Saxony. Photo: DPA German police this weekend shut down a far-right rock concert in a small eastern town after members in the crowd started chanting the illegal Nazi slogan "Sieg Heil". The concert, which took place in Ostritz in the state of Saxony on Saturday, featured two bands from "the right-wing scene" and had drawn an audience of "several hundred", Görlitz police said in a statement. Officers stationed outside intervened after hearing shouts of "Sieg Heil" (Hail Victory) coming from the venue at 11:20pm. The gig was brought to an end and the building was emptied shortly after 1am. Several witnesses also reported hearing the chants. Federal authorities have opened an investigation, Görlitz police added. Under German law, using Nazi-era slogans or publicly displaying swastikas and other Nazi symbols is illegal. The town of Ostritz, near the border with Poland, regularly hosts far-right concerts that are often controversial. Last … [Read more...] about German police shut down concert over ‘Sieg Heil’ chants
Alternative metal band Bring Me The Horizon has said it is "horrified" after learning that a fan died at its Alexandra Palace gig. Emergency services were called to reports of someone feeling unwell at the north London music venue on Friday shortly before 10pm but were unable to save the man."Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night," the musicians tweeted."Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course." Alexandra Palace issued a statement on Twitter, offering condolences to the concertgoer's family.It said: "A medical incident occurred at last night's Bring Me The Horizon concert."Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual's family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time."The venue added to its statement … [Read more...] about Metal band Bring Me The Horizon ‘horrified’ after fan dies at Alexandra Palace gig
Would you pay out more Council Tax to see more police officers patrolling the streets? This is the question being put to residents by Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, who has launched a new survey to gauge support for his plans to bolster the number of neighbourhood police officers across the county.With the force’s budget ‘crippled’ by underfunding from central government, the Commissioner is ‘reluctantly’ proposing to increase the amount of council tax paid by residents towards policing by a further £12 ( or 23p per week) in 2019-20 to fund extra police officers in Derbyshire communities.The increase, which will raise £4.5m of additional funding, will fund the recruitment of additional officers, PCSOs and police staff investigators across the county’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams while enabling the Commissioner to draw on reserves to fund improvements to police stations and invest in new equipment and technology.It … [Read more...] about Would you pay more Council Tax for more police officers in Derbyshire?
Meira Gebel Detroit Free Press Published 5:17 PM EST Nov 17, 2018 Friends and family of Theoddeus Gray filled a Detroit church with songs and prayer at a funeral service on Saturday for the 29-year-old man who was fatally shot by police Nov. 4 in St. Clair Shores. A collage of photographs, including Gray, smiling with friends and family, was displayed near the entrance of Jamison Temple Baptist Church. The service began at 11 a.m., and nearly 30 minutes later, there was only standing room. A poem called “Justice for Theo” was read by a young woman, and the pastor spoke of the value of human life. “It wasn’t a sad occasion," said Oliver Gantt, a family spokesman who attended the ceremony. "It was hurtful for the parents and those who loved him, but there was a lot of love in that room, wall-to-wall. It was (a) beautiful home-going service.” St. Clair Shores police fatally shot Gray outside of a baby shower for his first child on … [Read more...] about Funeral ‘full of love’ for Detroit man killed by police