Saturday, January 21, 2017
Rooney becomes Man United's record scorer with 250th goal

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's record scorer after moving onto 250 goals by netting a stoppage-time equalizer in Saturday's Premier League game against Stoke.

Rooney had been tied on 249 goals with Bobby Charlton, who has held the record since 1973.

'The Workers Cup' sheds light on migrant workers in Qatar

Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. and his longtime girlfriend — now his wife — had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. So they went.

While there, Sobel found work with a local production company that did news stories and documentaries for outlets like BBC, CNN, and HBO. One particular story was requested frequently: That of the migrant workers who were building the facilities for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He didn't know it at the time, but the assignment would ultimately provide the foundation for his documentary, "The Workers Cup," which premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival.

Janelle Monáe buys out screening of 'Hidden Figures'

As "Hidden Figures" maintains its No.1 spot at the box office, the film's stars are working to make sure everyone gets a chance to see it, regardless of whether they can afford to.

WXIA-TV reports ( ) Atlanta singer Janelle Monae, who plays Mary Jackson in the film, is offering a free screening on Sunday at 2 p.m. at AMC Southlake in Morrow. She announced the plan Friday on her social media accounts. "Hidden Figures" representatives will distribute tickets to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Nieces breathe new life into aunt Jean Ritchie's folk songs

Whether it was songs about the coal mines or the decline of the railroad, the late legendary folk singer Jean Ritchie's music struck a chord with many, particularly those living in the Kentucky mountains.

Throughout her career, Ritchie's family was also drawn into the spotlight, whether it was with her or for their own mountain melodies and traditions.

Agassi relates to Kyrgios _ but doesn't want to coach him

Troubled tennis player Nick Kyrgios acknowledged after his testy loss to Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open this week that he could certainly benefit from having a coach.

Andre Agassi says he feels a certain kinship with Kyrgios, but he's not the man for the job.

Johnson & Wales culinary arts museum to close to the public

Johnson & Wales University is permanently closing its culinary arts museum to the public.

The university announced Thursday that the closure will take effect Feb. 27. It is continuing to digitize the museum's holdings for research and viewing online .

2 convicted in shooting that paralyzed "Hoop Dreams" player

Two men have been convicted of attempted murder and aggravated battery for a shooting that paralyzed a Chicago high school basketball coach who played on one of the teams featured in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams."

Shawn Harrington was shot twice while shielding his daughter after gunmen opened fire on their car at a traffic stop in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood in 2014. Authorities say the attackers mistook the car for another that had been involved in an earlier shooting.

Boston Symphony Chamber Players staging all-French program

Call them songs in the key of "oui."

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players are staging an all-French program Sunday at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.

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