Indoor go kart racing comes to Long Island

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Pole Position Raceway, America’s leading chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities – with the fastest electric karts on the east coast – announced that its 4th east coast facility will officially open its unique and exciting racing experience on Long Island on Wednesday, July 23.

The brand new 120,000 square foot facility, which boasts two quarter-mile tracks and the latest in high-performance, all-electric, indoor karts capable of speeds up to 45 MPH, uses electric technology, so there are no fumes and they are clean and green.

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Tracy Morgan ‘more responsive’ but will remain hospitalized for weeks

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#TaniaOnTheScene - A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says that he remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for “several weeks.”

Lewis Kay says that Morgan was more responsive Sunday after sustaining a broken leg, broken femur, broken nose and several broken ribs in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday morning that left a friend dead and two others critically injured.

Kay says Morgan’s family is “tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

Two others, 36-year-old Jeffrey Millea, of Shelton, Connecticut, and 43-year-old comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr., of Jersey City, remain in critical condition.

Comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.

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Renowned poet, author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

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#TaniaOnTheScene — Celebrated poet, novelist and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died at age 86, her publicist said Wednesday.

She died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., Helen Brann said.

A professor, singer and dancer, among other things, Angelou’s work spans different professions. She spent her early years studying dance and drama in San Francisco, California.

After dropping out at age 14, she become the city’s first African-American female cable car conductor.

Angelou later returned to high school to finish her diploma and gave birth to her son a few weeks after graduation. While the 17-year-old single mother waited tables to support her son, she acquired a passion for music and dance. She toured Europe in the mid-1950s with “Porgy and Bess,” an opera production. In 1957, she recorded her first album, “Calypso Lady.”

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Free Makeup Consulations with Celebrity Makeup Artist: Mickey Williams

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#TaniaOnTheScene - As part of Lancome’s Genifique Day, Lancome is offering free makeup consultations with acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams!

Lancôme invites you to support National Génifique Day, TODAY, Friday, October 25, 2013 to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every bottle of Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate or Génifique Eye Light-Pearl sold at participating Lancôme counters nationwide, a donation of $7 will be given directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Free Fitness in the Park

#TaniaOnTheScene - City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six-week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

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VH1’s Family Day

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TaniaOnTheSceneThe VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.

 Here’s a recap from the event:

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Women’s History Month’s Star

#TaniaOnTheScene - Being that March is women’s history month, I thought it would only be right to acknowledge Michelle Johnson, who is to be the next superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. She will be the first female superintendent in the history of the Academy.

President Barack Obama nominated Major General Michelle Johnson for the appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment to serve as Air Force Academy’s 19th superintendent

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