Palestinian election officials have invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency. The elections are seen as an important step toward ending a rift that has left the Palestinians divided between rival governments since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip from the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. Past attempts at reconciliation have repeatedly failed. But Sunday’s invitation to the European Union was a sign that the Palestinians are serious about holding what will be their first elections in over 15 years. An EU official confirmed the bloc’s readiness to “provide everything possible for the success of the electoral process.”
Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Reunite in Swinging on a StarNorm Lewis and Sierra Boggess, who as we all know (?!) starred together on Broadway in both The Little Mermaid and Phantom, will make a special appearance at Drew University’s Concert Hall on October 6 in Swinging on a Star: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen. You know Van Heusen’s music—think “Love and Marriage,” “Come Fly with Me,” “My Kind of Town” and, of course, ““Swinging on a Star.” The whole event will be under the musical direction of Rob Fisher. More info here.Stephanie J. Block Teams Up With Wicked Cast for UprisingStephanie J. Block, Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig) and Kathy Najimy will join the previously announced roster of stars including Sting, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter and host Jane Lynch in Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. Block will give a special performance with the cast of Broadway’s Wicked in the event, which will take place on September 15 at the Great White Way’s Gershwin Theatre. The net proceeds of the evening will go to the Fueling the Frontlines campaign for global LGBTI rights.Stage & Screen Vet Stefan Gierasch Dies at 88Stefan Gierasch, a stage and screen character actor best known for his film roles in Jeremiah Johnson and Carrie, has died at the age of 88. According to The Hollywood Reporter he passed away on September 6 in Santa Monica. Born in New York, he made his Broadway debut in 1944 in Snafu. His many other Great White Way credits included You Never Can Tell, Tartuffe, Of Mice and Men, The Iceman Cometh, War and Peace, The Sound of Music and A Month in the Country.West End Will Dim Lights for Donald SindenThe West End will dim its marquee lights on September 12 to pay tribute to veteran actor Sir Donald Sinden, who has died aged 90. Tony nominated for his role in Habeas Corpus, he also appeared on the Great White Way in London Assurance. A Shakespearean actor who appeared in more than 70 film and TV productions, BBC News reports that he had been suffering from prostate cancer for several years, and died of the disease at his home in Kent. Other memorable roles included the imperturbable butler opposite the late Elaine Stritch in Two’s Company.Alan Titchmarsh Set to Go Poop-Poop!In happier news from London, British TV favorite Alan Titchmarsh will make his West End debut as the narrator in the previously announced The Wind in the Willows. Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, the Royal Opera House’s production makes its return to the West End after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The show will play the Vaudeville Theatre from November 26 through January 17, 2015. If you’re in London this holiday season who could resist the escapades of the hot-headed Toad (poop-poop!), debonair Ratty, shy Mole and wise Badger?! Sierra Boggess
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Have you heard that Greensburg’s standout from 4 years ago, Ryan Welage, is planning to leave San Hose State? Even though Welage has been an integral part of their program for the past 3 years, he evidently wants to get back closer to home to finish his basketball career. According to the Indianapolis Star, Welage set a program record with 161 career 3-pointers while he was at San Jose State.Welage becomes one of the more than 800 college players who have or will transfer during the past basketball season. It is surprising to me that after you play 3 seasons at one university you would want to move. However, this seems to be the trend in today’s college sports scene. It would be nice for his family and friends if he could be closer. One thing I am sure of and that is that Welage is a wonderful student, a terrific young man, and will be an asset for any school who chooses him!
André Ayew led the Swans to the Championship playoffs after some stellar performances but their bid to make it back to the Premier League failed after losing to Brentford.However, his prolific season which saw him record 18 goals with 7 assists in 47 matches for the Swans coupled with his prior knowledge of the French league appears to have grabbed the attention of PSG.Andre himself has remained coy on where he will be playing football next season despite having a little over a year left on his current contract.Swansea re-signed Andre Ayew from West Ham for a club record fee of 18 million pounds. French Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a bid for Black Stars and Swansea captain, André Ayew according to reports.According to French portal, Sqenf Foot, PSG are keen on bringing in Ayew for a few believed to be in the region of 5 million Euros.