Lion King on Broadway sign language interpreter says he was fired for being white
Keith Wann, 53, said that he and another performer were taken off the show by the company that staffs interpreters for the Great White Way, the non-profit Theatre Development Fund. The interpreter was brought to work on the musical back in March after a decade-long career on Broadway. The gig also paid $1,000 per show.Wann is now filing a lawsuit against the Theatre Development Fund and Lisa Carling, the director of the non-profit's accessibility programs. The group said that it was 'no longer appropriate to have white interpreters represent black characters for ASL (American Sign Language) Broadway shows.
(KTLA) – Police are investigating after an older couple was brutally attacked while leaving an Elton John concert in Los Angeles Thursday night. © Provided by DC News Now Couple brutally attacked at Elton John concert
A fight broke out in the parking lot after two parties were leaving the concert, according to Los Angeles Police Department. The victims were a husband and wife in their 60s, according to TMZ.
It began as a verbal confrontation over an alleged fender bender which eventually turned physical, police said.
The video of their attack has since gone viral on social media.
The older couple was attacked by a group of at least four to six people, an attack which included punching, choking and hair pulling, according to TMZ reporting.
Recent BYU-Idaho graduate killed in Georgia, police arrest friend
Aaron William Davis was found stabbed to death in Rome, Georgia. Rome Police arrested his friend on suspicion of murder.Aaron William Davis, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was stabbed approximately 20 times, Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chris Giles told the Deseret News. His body was found buried under a few inches of dirt beneath a fallen oak tree in a remote area of Rome, Georgia, on Saturday, Giles said.
Video obtained by the outlet shows the husband lying on the ground as a group of men surround him, pushing him down and punching him while he remains on the ground. A large group of bystanders is seen watching and recording the incident.
At one point, the wife allegedly hopped out of the car to help her husband but was body-slammed to the ground by the suspects. The injuries left the couple unconscious, according to TMZ.
The wife eventually regained consciousness and was able to drive her husband to the hospital, where he currently remains.
No arrests were made and the group of assailants remains at large, authorities said. Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Idaho murders: Detectives, FBI return to campus stabbing scene, collect evidence and meet with prosecutor .
Police and FBI agents returned Friday to the Moscow home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their sleep earlier this month.Aaron Snell, the communications director for the Idaho State Police, told Fox News Digital downplayed the significance of the late meeting and said investigators had been routinely putting in long hours.