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Ex-Kentucky offensive coordinator headed to Southern Miss

kentucky.com — Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson will be back on the Commonwealth Stadium sideline, but coaching against the Cats to open the season on Sept. 3. Dawson, who was dismissed by Coach Mark Stoops after one season running the Cats' offense, confirmed to the Herald-Leader via text message that he has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Southern Miss.
Feb 11, 2016

Shannon Dawson confirmed that he is indeed going to be offensive coordinator at Southern Miss. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 11, 2016

Interesting to note that UK likely will still be paying much of Dawson’s salary through 2018, per his contract. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Knoedler & Co. Gallery Settles Art Fraud Case

wsj.com — The trial over a multimillion-dollar art-forgery scandal abruptly ended when the Knoedler & Co. and a related company settled a $25 million lawsuit by art collectors Domenico and Eleanore De Sole over a fake Mark Rothko painting. The agreement came just before the former gallery director was to have testified.
Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler & Co. Gallery settles art-fraud case just as Ann Freedman is set to testify. on.wsj.com/1nYqX7o via @WSJ

Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler & Co. Gallery Settles Art Fraud Case - WSJ wsj.com/articles/knoed…

Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler settlement announced the day the gallery’s former president, Ann Freedman, was expected to testify. on.wsj.com/1o3L6JG

Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler settles: must have been worried about what former pres. Ann Freedman was going to say at trial on.wsj.com/1nYqX7o via @WSJ

Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler & Co. Gallery settles art-fraud case just as Ann Freedman is set to testify. on.wsj.com/1nYqX7o via @WSJ

Musical Fable From 1940 Is Brought Back to Life

wsj.com — On a recent winter day, the jazzy wail of a muted trumpet over lush strings transformed a fluorescent-lit Manhattan rehearsal hall into a time machine. Destination: 1940, the year the musical fable "Cabin in the Sky" made its Broadway debut with an African-American cast featuring actress and vocalist Ethel Waters and dance pioneer Katherine Dunham.
Feb 09, 2016

Musical fable ‘Cabin in the Sky’ opens 2016 season of New York City Center’s Encores! on.wsj.com/1KDJ0df via @WSJ

Feb 09, 2016

A revival, 75 years later: Musical fable ‘Cabin in the Sky’ opens 2016 season of City Center’s Encores! on.wsj.com/1KDJ0df via @WSJ

UK football notebook: Cats optimistic that defensive help is on the way

kentucky.com — There was no denying the statistical anemia. Kentucky's ability to get to a passer or get to opponents behind the line of scrimmage was the worst in the Southeastern Conference and among the worst in the nation last season. UK was last in the league in total sacks with just 17, with only nine total in league play.
Feb 06, 2016

UK football notebook: Cats hopeful that defensive help is on the way. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 06, 2016

Also in UK football notebook: Offensive installation, update on Melvin Lewis and a player known as "Tater Chip." kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 07, 2016

Notebook: Cats hopeful defensive help on way; updates on Melvin Lewis, offensive install, player named "Tater Chip.” kentucky.com/sports/college…

Things coming into focus for Kentucky’s Camara

kentucky.com — The transition to college hasn't always been easy and it definitely hasn't always been pleasant for Batouly Camara. "There is no one who has gotten harder times from the coach this year than Batouly," Coach Matthew Mitchell said recently of the 6-foot-2 freshman forward from New York.
Feb 06, 2016

Kentucky women: Things finally coming into focus for Camara. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 07, 2016

Some pregame reading on UK women: Things coming into focus for Cats’ Camara. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Wide receiver Snodgrass leaves Kentucky football team

Kentucky kids at heart of what Stoops calls his top class

kentucky.com — As Kentucky coaches are meeting with prospects from places like Ohio, Florida and Georgia, they're helping those recruits map out a four-year plan.
Feb 04, 2016

Kentucky kids at the heart of what Mark Stoops calls his best class. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 04, 2016

Cats coach Vince Marrow on in-state talent leading 2016 class. It’s "unreal what Kentucky had this year.” kentucky.com/sports/college…

Kentucky’s Thompson not quite the me she wants to be

kentucky.com — The old Janee Thompson zips across the court and flies toward the ball. The old Janee Thompson streaks into a passing lane and fires a pass down the floor for a layup. The new Janee Thompson watches and waits.
Feb 03, 2016

UK's Thompson still trying to get back to player she once was as she prepares for return to site of gruesome injury. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Feb 04, 2016

Pregame reading for you: Thompson still trying to get back to her old self, is returning to site of horrific injury. kentucky.com/sports/college…

UK football notebook: Making it out of junior-college ranks helps new Cats form fast bond

kentucky.com — Even before any of them have played in a Kentucky jersey, Tate Leavitt feels a special connection with many of his new UK teammates. As the offensive linemen met with a collection of media on Thursday, Leavitt looked to his left at fellow newcomer Naquez Pringle and smiled.
Jan 31, 2016

UK football notebook: Making it out of junior college ranks helps Cats’ newcomers form fast bond. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 31, 2016

Also: Gunnar Hoak now playing for a QB coach he turned down; Tate Leavitt on being recruited by two Stoops brothers. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Jan 31, 2016

Some potential UK Athletics wish list items include “Hall of Fame Plaza” near Memorial Coliseum and a fan shop. kentucky.com/sports/college…

Freshmen’s growing pains evident in Kentucky women’s losses

kentucky.com — After another close loss, another game in which Kentucky had a near-double-digit lead but couldn't hold it, Matthew Mitchell used the phrase "it's not an effort issue, it's an experience issue." It has been quite the season of experiences for Kentucky freshmen Batouly Camara, Maci Morris and Taylor Murray.
Jan 31, 2016

UK women: Growing pains of freshmen are evident in Cats’ losses this season. kentucky.com/sports/college…

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NYPD Officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter in 2014 fatal stairwell shooting on.wsj.com/1o4nfZR via @WSJ @rebeccadobrien

Feb 11, 2016

'Social media is the laxative of the fashion system' How Smartphones Are Killing Off the Fashion Show, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/11/fas…

Feb 10, 2016

Knoedler & Co. Gallery Settles Art Fraud Case - WSJ wsj.com/articles/knoed…

Feb 09, 2016

@ericgewiz @Newsday On the upside, they outlasted the Brooklyn Phil!

Feb 09, 2016

Musical fable ‘Cabin in the Sky’ opens 2016 season of New York City Center’s Encores! on.wsj.com/1KDJ0df via @WSJ

Feb 09, 2016

French portraitist Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is getting a retrospective at the Met on.wsj.com/1TOVWzf via @WSJ

Feb 09, 2016

Off-Broadway theater companies collaborate more and more to finance, find space for shows on.wsj.com/1nZeFw1 via @WSJ @piacatton

Feb 08, 2016

Picasso’s Daughter Weighs In on Disputed Sculpture Sale via @KellyCrowWSJ wsj.com/articles/picas…


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