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Wings Over North Georgia Airshow Coming to Rome
JLC AirShow Management announced Monday that the United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team, Red Eagle Air Sports, and Liberty Jump Team have been added to the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show lineup. The show will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (above) and Black Diamond Jet Teams and will take place at Richard B. Russell (Tower Field) Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia September 28 – 30. In addition to the air show, the Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic™ and Smoke-n-Thunder Auto Show™ will also take place.
The United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team represents the professionalism and dedication of the specially trained Soldiers of the United States Army Infantry Center and Schools, to include Airborne, Pathfinders and the Army elite Rangers. The team has 12 parachute jumpers and travels five ground crew members. Each Silver Wings team member has averaged between 200 and 2,500 free fall jumps and free falls for close to two miles at approximately 120 miles per hour during their jumps. Their parachutes are considered flexible wings gliders, designed for maneuverability and prevision. The team is stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Red Eagle Air Sports Team, a two-ship formation aerobatic team, will soar through North Georgia’s skies during the show, captivating audiences with its complex maneuvers. The team displays a singular blend of low-level precision formation and solo aerobatics with fascinating transitions. Flying the Pitts S2C and one-of-a-kind Talon Eagle, pilots Billy Werth and Dan McClung demonstrate the awesome power of these highly-modified aerobatic aircraft.
McClung is a retired U.S. Navy 767 Captain and has accumulated more than 23,000 flight hours. He was appointed as an Air Show Competency Evaluator by the International Council of Air Shows. Werth is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and flies KC-135 Stratotankers.
The Liberty Jump Team will gracefully fall through the skies showing off its World War II-style jumps. The team’s mission is to perpetuate the remembrance of the brave men and women of WWII and all other war veterans. Primarily consisting of active duty, retired or reserve U.S. and foreign military, the Liberty Jump Team utilizes vintage C-47s which were used to carry U.S. paratroopers for the D-Day landings in WWII. The commemorative jump team not only performs at air shows, but also serves as jump instructors for new jumpers.
“This lineup just keeps getting bigger, better, and more diverse,” said John Cowman, President of JLC AirShow Management. “We have an international military jet team, a civilian jet team, outstanding aerobatic performers and two jump teams!”
Advance purchase tickets are now on sale at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com along with a current list of performers and attractions. The show can also be found on Facebook.
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ISAIAH WASHINGTON TO RETURN TO "GREY'S ANATOMY"
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ARIEL WINTER - "MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ariel Winter had heard of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" before she was cast as Penny in the movie version of it, but she had never seen it. Winter says she looked up the cartoons and thought they were "hilarious and brilliant," but then she made a realization: Penny wasn't in the cartoons. Winter saw that as an opportunity, because she could create the character. She says it was like being given a blank book and she got to write the pages. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" opens in theaters today.
Ariel Winter says she doesn't limit herself to just live acting or just voiceovers for animation because she wants to do everything.
<<CUT ..007 (03/07/14)>> 00:15 "wasn't in it (laughs)"
Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she did some research on her character, Penny, when she found out she was cast in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
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Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she was surprised that her character, Penny, was not in the original cartoon.
"AMERICAN IDOL" ELIMINATES EMILY PIRIZ
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doing a Jennifer Lopez song in front of Jennifer Lopez did not save Emily Piriz on "American Idol." She was sent home. Lopez appeared irritated when the judges were asked if they were going to use their save, and she said their decision was not unanimous. Jena (JEE'-nah) Irene and MK Nobillette were also in the bottom three. Next week, the contestants will sing songs from movies.
Emily Piriz, performing "Stars." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez
Host Ryan Seacrest asks the judges about Emily Piriz's fate. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
The judges decide not to keep Emily Piriz in the competition. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
12 YEARS A SLAVE UP FOR MTV MOVIE AWARDS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does popcorn come with that Oscar? We'll find out next month with this year's winner for best picture goes up against remakes of box-office stars like "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit" at the MTV Movie Awards. MTV has announced the nominees for this year's awards, which are crafted in the shape of a popcorn box. Other movie of the year categories include "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle." Unlike the Oscars, the awards include categories like best kiss and best shirtless performance. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 13. Conan O'Brien will host.
KEVIN SPACEY TO LEAD FLORIDA ACTING WORKSHOP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- It will be a case of Hollywood meeting Bollywood -- in Florida. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be in Tampa to lead an acting workshop next month. The session will be part of the International Indian Film Academy's weekend and awards. The event is the equivalent to the Oscars for Bollywood. Joining Spacey in the master class will be Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.
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