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Elgin native Bianca Alarcon might not have landed a job on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” if she hadn't taken what she describes as “a leap of faith.” The Larkin High School alumna had a good job on “Windy City Live” but decided to leave for Los Angeles. Now she works on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as an executive assistant to the executive producer. “Sometimes you just have to take that leap of faith and go after what you want,” she said.
Narrative missteps mar beautifully sung ‘Amazing Grace’
The enthusiastic response from Bank of America Theatre’s world premiere of “Amazing Grace” suggests this luxurious, gorgeously sung musical about redemption, reconciliation and moral reawakening has made more than a few converts during its brief stay here. Whether that propels this historical bio-musical about John Newton, an 18th century English slave merchant turned abolitionist whose conversion led him to compose the titular hymn to Broadway’s promised land remains to be seen.
Aretha Franklin takes on divas, comes out swinging
Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody else alive — a point of unceasing pride for Detroit, the place she was raised and remains near today. So the release of “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas? The answer is she doesn’t need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.
Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series
Trisha Yearwood will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with his son before Game 4 on Saturday at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.
British royal couple’s second child due in April
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they’ve offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, who has been sidelined by a prolonged bout of severe morning sickness, continues to improve.
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