Sunday, February 11, 2018
With the Olympics in South Korea upon us, WalletHub.com has released its 2018 Winter Olympics by the Numbers report. Here are some interesting stats that it reveals:
v $13 Billion: Estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, 4x less than the record-setting 2014 Sochi Games.
v $19.6 Million: Was spent on cybersecurity and X-ray screening for the PyeongChang Games.
v $4,683: Average price of a weeklong trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics.
v 242: Athletes on the U.S. team – a record for any country in the Winter Olympics.
v 169: Russian athletes received a special exemption to compete after Russia was banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a doping scandal.
“2018 Winter olympics” (7 p.m., NBC): Four straight hours of all the cold-weather sports you can handle.
“AUTOPSY: THE LAST HOURS OF JAMES GANDOLFINI” (8 P.M., REELZ): Features reconstructions of the “Sopranos” actor’s final hours based on medical evidence from the autopsy and infomation from friends, family and experts.
“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents”(11 p.m., PBS): An expose of of the most infamous terrorist threat in British history: the Gunpowder Plot.
TV listings, C5
Music at Madison cabaret will salute Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond has always been one of the most popular themes for the Music at Madison cabaret. This year, with the legendary singer retiring from touring and as a tribute, Music at Madison will present an evening of his music performed by Rodd Coonce, with Jack Ciarniello on keyboard and Tom Ruggieri on percussion. Other featured entertainers for the show will include Patsy Sullivan, Colleen Chance and Nanette Midgley.
Music at Madison cabaret shows, now in its 15th year, take place at Dorian Books, 802 Elm St., North Side. Linen-covered tables with candles and floral decorations, beautiful ceiling treatment and wonderful mood lighting set the scene. The evening begins with a 7 p.m. potluck dinner (potluck welcome, not required) and an 8 p.m. show Saturday. The audience always enjoys singing along. Admission is $20. The event is BYOB (stemware and bottled water will be provided). Call Jack Peterson at Dorian Books, 330-743-2665, for reservations. All major credit cards accepted.
Steel historian to give lecture
Rick Rowlands, local historian and founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will give a presentation on the Mahoning Valley’s steel legacy at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz Deli’s meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave.
The lecture is sponsored by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. Admission is $6. Reservations are suggested; call Richard Scarsella at 330-726-8277. The event will include entertainment by Dolores DePetro and a raffle to benefit the WHMHS.
Rowlands is the founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation, the Tod Engine Project and the Jeanette Blast Furnace Association.