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dailyphoto090506Michelle Williams to Play Roxie in Chicago
Michelle Williams will star as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ in London’s West End this summer. The former Destiny’s Child singer will kick off her engagement at the Cambridge Theatre in July. While this marks Williams’ debut on the London theater stage, the Rockford, Ill.-bred singer starred in ‘Aida,’ the Broadyway musical produced by Elton John and Tim Rice. Williams also played Suge Avery in the touring production of the Broadway show ‘The Color Purple.’ The 28-year-old singer will also utilize her time in London to push her latest pop CD, ‘Unexpected.’ I’m told her record company intends to promote the single ‘Hello Heartbreak’ in coming weeks. (Continue Reading…)

Michelle Obama Announces $50 Million Fund for Nonprofits
President Obama’s budget for next year will include $50 million to help expand nonprofit programs across the country to promote national service, first lady Michelle Obama announced tonight at an event in New York. The White House initiative, known as the Social Innovation Fund, is a component of the new Serve America Act. Mrs. Obama said that it would provide capital to support innovative nonprofit organizations and to help social entrepreneurs expand “their successful approaches to tackling our most pressing national challenges.” (Continue Reading…)

NBA Great Dave Bing Wins Race for Detroit Mayor
Basketball legend Dave Bing was elected Tuesday as Detroit’s mayor through the end of the year, sweeping the incumbent from office in the city with myriad problems. With all but two of 629 precincts reporting, Bing had 52.3 percent of the vote, or 48,951 votes, to 47.7 percent, or 44,703 votes, for Ken Cockrel Jr. Both are Democrats. Bing, 65, will be mayor through 2009, serving the balance of the term that belonged to Democrat Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned in September and went to jail after admitting he lied during a civil trial to cover up an affair with his chief of staff. Bing must run again in the regular Aug. 4 nonpartisan primary and win the Nov. 3 general election to hold the mayor’s seat for a full four years. (Continue Reading…)

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