Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James-Led Something Rotten! Begins Previews

Posted On Jan 18 2021 by

first_imgThe world premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all, starts on March 23 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre! Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! stars Christian Borle, Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani and more, and will officially open on April 22.Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick (d’Arcy James) and Nigel (Cariani) Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard” (Borle). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.The cast will also include Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi and Michael James Scott. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows View Comments Something Rotten!last_img read more


Bright Star Standout A.J. Shively on Loving Aliens, Stephen King, Ice-Cream & Texting Grandma

Posted On Jan 18 2021 by

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Sovernet’s walk raises over $16,000 for Foodbanks

Posted On Jan 1 2021 by

first_imgSovernet’s recent 3rd Annual Harvest Walk raised $16,440 for the Vermont and New Hampshire Foodbanks. Surpassing their goal by more than 50 percent, Sovernet attributes this year’s success to tremendous support for the event, as well as to an increased awareness of the foodbanks’ mission in challenging times.Three years ago Sovernet and its employees made a commitment to make a difference in the fight against hunger in their communities. With support from many areas, this year’s event continued what has quickly become a growing yearly tradition. Individuals and local businesses gave generously, with the Bellows Falls Rotary taking the prize for top business contributor. Sovernet’s customers were extremely supportive through donations sent in with their invoices. The Sovernet staff bolstered the event through donations of both their time and money and Sovernet itself continued its tradition of matching the first $5,000 of funds raised. Several business sponsors helped maximize the final donation made to the Foodbanks, with top sponsorship honors going to Boccelli’s on the Canal who generously donated over $1,000 to this year’s Sovernet harvest walk.Other sponsorship support was received from the Vermont Country Store, Vermont T’s, Chittenden Bank, The Village of Bellows Falls, MetaSwitch, Paetec and Infodirections. Allen Brothers provided the fruits and vegetables for the event, the Main Street Arts band provided the entertainment, Waste Management handled all the trash and recycling, and the top fundraiser prizes were donated by the Harpoon Brewery and the Green Mountain Flyer.Rich Kendall, Sovernet’s CEO said ” We are proud to support the important work that the VT and NH Foodbanks do to fight hunger in our communities and are pleased that this annual event continues to grow each year. Thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success and we look forward to seeing you again next year.”About Sovernet Communications: Founded in 1995, Sovernet Communications provides reliable Internet and telecommunication services to residential and business customers throughout Northern New England. The Vermont Company is headquartered in Bellows Falls, with facilities in Burlington and Winooski. Sovernet is committed to delivering superior customer care and total customer satisfaction, while actively supporting its local communities. For more information, please visit www.sover.net(link is external).Vermont Foodbank’s CEO John Sayles receives a check for proceeds from the 2009 Harvest Walk from Sovernet’s CEO Rich Kendall and stafflast_img read more


Racism, Guns, Violence: South Carolina Shooting Highlights America’s Demons

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgView image | gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s times like these that parishioners would seek out Pinckney for guidance, as they did following the recent police shooting that led to the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, an unarmed black man in South Carolina.“Today, the nation looks at South Carolina and is looking at us to see if we will rise to be the body, and to be the state that we really say that we are,” Pinckney had told his state senate colleagues. “Over this past week, many of us have seen on the television, have read in newspapers, and have seen all the reports about Walter Scott, who, in my words, was murdered in North Charleston. It has really created a real heartache and a yearning for justice for people, not just in the African American community, but for all people, and not just in the Charleston area, or even in South Carolina, but across our country.”Now it’s up to others like Robinson to uncover a sliver of hope in the face of immense pain and to lift the spirits of those torn apart by the recent intersection of racism and gun violence, an unenviable task.Robinson is Bethel’s chief theologian, yet he continues to participate in weekly Bible study.“I learn things from my congregation all the time and I preach about it in my sermon,” he said.It’ll be at this Sunday’s sermon where he intends to address Wednesday’s unconscionable tragedy.Such unexplainable incidents can be “unnerving, disorienting, and confusing,” he conceded. “It can incite fear and doubt in a lot of people’s minds.”Despite the progress America has made in the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the decades since the civil rights movement, the country may still have to look to its past in order to crack away at the underlying issues that breed intolerance and prejudice and open it up to sunlight for all to see, community leaders said.America, Robinson said, has yet to confront its “birth defect.”“This nation is built on the three-fifths law in the Constitution; this nation is built, especially the Southern part of this nation—if we really take the history of this country seriously—it was built on the backs of slavery.“The Western part of this county was built on the backs of Native Americans, Mexican and Chinese immigrants, who were thought to be subhuman and only good for labor—that is the history of America.“Slavery built the nation’s capital,” he continued. “At the very core of America’s invention and creation there is this clear prejudice against people of color, and that’s part of America’s original birth defect.”Brewington, Long Island’s prominent civil rights attorney, also believes it’s time for America to engage in deep reflection, however shameful the flaws may be.Now may be the time to have an “open and frank and respectful discussion about our historical underpinnings,” he said. “And the fact that we are built on a foundation that structured itself on the most vicious form of human bondage known to man.”Slavery, racial segregation under Jim Crow, that “was our history,” Brewington added. “We were all part of it, either we supported it, we did nothing about it, or we were the victims of it, and that’s where we need to start.”As it typically is with race, such a conversation won’t be comfortable. Nor should it be, said Robinson.“I don’t think there will ever be a time when talking about race and its effect on all people involved is ever going to be a comfortable conversation,” he said.“It’s going to be uncomfortable,” Robinson added.“I think there’s real courage when you do the thing that is uncomfortable,” he continued. “That is part of what courage is about. It’s facing the uncomfortable thing with a certain level of fortitude.”Those seeking inspiration need look no further than the founding of the very congregation where nine God-loving people drew their final breaths.Roughly 11 years after America gained independence, a former Delaware slave named Richard Allen decided he had just about had enough. Protesting segregation at St. George’s Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Allen and a group known as the Free African Society staged a walkout.Thus, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was born.Their act of defiance spread to other major cities across the Northeast. By the 1800s, an African Methodist Episcopal Church was formed in Harlem, where it still stands tall.It was a tumultuous time, and expansion came at a cost.A group of white supremacists burned Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston to the ground. Instead of living life in fear, the congregation rebuilt the church in 1834.Out of the ashes, the movement grew. In 1865, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bay Shore was formed.In 2016, the entire A.M.E. church will celebrate its bicentennial. Its two-century old mission remains as relevant as ever.AMERICA’S SCOURGEFormer Democratic congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy seen in the film “The Long Island Railroad Massacre: 20 Years Later.”Carolyn McCarthy’s 17-year career in Congress was defined by tragedy.The 1993 Long Island Rail Road Massacre killed her husband and permanently injured her son.Then a nurse, McCarthy decided a career change was in order. Her desired destination: the halls of Congress.The former Democratic congresswoman last year decided not to seek reelection after a long battle with cancer.The issue that spurred her into action, gun control, however, remains very much on her mind.McCarthy said she sympathized with President Obama, who appeared frustrated with the lack of progress on gun control during his remarks on the Charleston shooting.“I understand how the President felt because certainly I felt that way for a lot of years when we thought we had a bill that could pass, going way back to Columbine and even before that,” McCarthy told the Press.“It’s just common sense, but this country is just not ready for it,” she conceded. “It breaks my heart when I see what happened in a church.”Although law enforcement in recent years have been focused on Islamic terrorism, it’s mass shootings that have claimed far more lives.In 2014, for example, 30 mass shootings in the United States killed four or more people, resulting in 136 deaths, according to the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University.Tom Goodhue, executive director of Long Island Council of Churches, isn’t so sure gun control measures would’ve prevented the alleged gunman from carrying out his plan in South Carolina.“What we haven’t begun to think about…is how do we secure gun safety?” Goodhue said. “All of the gun control legislation in the world doesn’t help you much if a father gives a troubled young man a .45.”“Newtown happened with a gun purchased legally by the mother and stored in an unlocked gun cabinet,” he added.McCarthy more than anyone else understands the minefield that is gun control. It was never her intention to infringe on Americans’ right to own a gun, she said. But accessories like high-capacity magazines, which enable someone to fire off dozens of bullets in seconds, trouble her. Oftentimes before law enforcement arrives, the carnage is over.The former Congresswoman said that taking away Americans’ right to bear arms will never happen. “It’s in the Constitution that they’re allowed to own guns,” she said. “But I think the majority of gun owners agree that there are people that shouldn’t have a gun.“The battle will continue.”Robinson said the problem goes even deeper than gun control and racism. It’s America’s propensity for violence that also spurs such incidents like the one in Charleston.“Guns aren’t the problem, and controlling them isn’t necessarily going to do anything, but what is the problem is that the culture of violence in this country and around the world and in human nature allows us to devalue human life.”He often thinks back to something one of his favorite theologians once said: “Violence comes when we cease to see another person as human.”“This is a human question,” he said. “There’s no reason you need to kill a deer in the forest. Most people in this county aren’t living a subsistence lifestyle, so it’s for sport.”“We don’t value life,” Robinson added. “And no amount of gun control laws is going to make a human value life more, and that’s where I think the church is going to have to step in.”And so it’s up to houses of worship—the very place where evil reared itself once again—to be a place of healing.Goodhue doesn’t quite know what churches, synagogues, and mosques can say or do to repair shattered hearts.“There’s a pathology at large here that’s far beyond simple healing,” he said. “This is far more complex healing…we all have some work to do in all of this.”It’s possible that the nation will derive strength from the individuals suffering the most. On Friday, several members of the victims said they forgive the alleged shooter.“I still have hope,” said Robinson. “As a minister, as a follower of Jesus, as a person of faith, I still believe that goodness is possible. I still believe that these types of courageous conversations can happen and do happen…I am confident that peace is possible because I have peace. And it starts with each individual finding that place of peace and sharing it with your neighbor.”–With Jaime Franchi and Christopher Twarowski View image | gettyimages.com [dropcap]R[/dropcap]ev. Craig Robinson, the pastor of the nearly 150-year-old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, was walking out of Bible study class Wednesday when tragic news blared from his phone.Nine people killed inside historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Pastor among the dead. White gunman on the loose.“My knee-jerk reaction was confusion,” Robinson, 29, recalled.His brief moment of disorientation quickly descended into anguish.Robinson then became succumbed by “profound numbness,” he said.The nine people fatally shot by a 21-year-old gunman ranged in age from 26 to 87. They were participating in Bible study class—a common weekly event in African Methodist Episcopal churches, formed after the American Revolution by African Americans peacefully protesting racism at a Methodist church in Philadelphia. Burned down by white supremacists, Emanuel A.M.E. Church was rebuilt in 1834, rising out of the ashes like a phoenix—staring hate in the face and becoming a symbol of determination and hope for generations of its devout parishioners, now numbering 3 million worldwide.The alleged gunman, Dylann Storm Roof, who was captured in North Carolina following a tip from a brave florist, mingled among the living inside the church where Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke, and, according to police, opened fire after about an hour. He reloaded as many as five times, police said. The .45-caliber pistol, according to his uncle, was a gift from his father.The shooting brings to the fore once more the divisive debate about gun violence in America as well as the state of race relations in this country. The backdrop: South Carolina, where a confederate flag defiantly soars above its State House—the same flag emblazoned on Roof’s license plate, according to reports.Fueled by racism, enabled by what some deem lax national gun laws, and committed in a house of worship revered as a historical refuge and stronghold from the prejudice and bigotry unleashed—often violently—against the African American community since Emanuel A.M.E. Church’s 1816 founding, Wednesday’s mass slayings resonated deep with local civil rights leaders, gun control advocates, and the leaders of LI’s own African Methodist Episcopalian congregation.“This was a horrific violation of rights on all levels,” Frederick Brewington, an outspoken Hempstead-based civil rights attorney and board member of Syosset-based nonprofit Erase Racism, told the Press. “And it took me back to the type of attacks that we as a country had seen when we saw the bombing of the 16th Street [Baptist] Church, when four little girls were killed, an attack on a religious institution.“The underlying factors of race being a motivated factor for this gentleman was particularly disturbing,” he said.Roof, who was pictured in Facebook photos with South African apartheid-era patches on his clothes, allegedly spewed hate-filled venom as his victims desperately sought answers.“You are raping our women and taking over the country,” Roof allegedly told one of his victims amid the violence.On Friday, one day after his capture and extradition back to South Carolina, Roof was charged with nine counts of murder for a shooting spree that some have equated to a modern-day lynching.The FBI is investigating the shooting rampage as a hate crime.Photos from Roof’s perp walk show him sneering.Meanwhile, a nation is in mourning—yet again.A CALMING PRESENCE LOSTAmong the dead in the Wednesday evening massacre was the church’s pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, also a South Carolina state senator.Robinson knew Pinckney. He had met the venerable pastor around the time he began running for state senate. Robinson came away impressed. He still remembers the moment Pinckney handed him his card.“A really charismatic presence,” Robinson said of the slain pastor. “A very commanding presence.”They weren’t extremely close, but the pair had mutual respect for one another.“When I realized that he had passed away, that he was one of the ones murdered, it definitely did touch me in a different way because I could share in the story.“I, too, was touched by his [life] even in a very small way,” he said.last_img read more


West Yorkshire offices: Leeds comes up short

Posted On Oct 20 2020 by

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Public Works Ministry seeks 42% budget bump in 2021

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgThe Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry is seeking a budget of Rp 149.8 trillion (US$10.1 billion) for 2021 – a 42.7 percent increase from this year’s allocation – in part to fund infrastructure projects to support the nation’s economic recovery.PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said on Thursday that the ministry would focus on six priority programs next year: food security, connectivity development, public health development, attracting investment in strategic regions, providing a social safety net through labor-intensive projects and disaster mitigation enhancement.“From the Rp 149.8 trillion budget allocated in 2021, we will allocate Rp 18.14 trillion for the labor-intensive cash-for-work [PKT] program. The program will receive a higher allocation than this year’s budget of Rp 12.32 trillion,” Basuki said. The ministry allocated Rp 11.5 trillion for the PKT portion of the program and Rp 654 billion for the labor-intensive work portion this year, providing jobs for an estimated 680,000 workers amid a wave of unemployment during the health crisis.Indonesia’s economy contracted 5.32 percent in the second quarter of this year as domestic consumption, business investment and government spending fell significantly. The government expects the economy to contract 0.2 to 1.1 percent this year.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Wednesday that Indonesia’s economic recovery in 2021 may not be at “full power”, as the government expected the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to dampen domestic consumption and investment until next year. Given these challenges, the government expects the economy to grow 4.5 to 5.5 percent next year.To augment food security and resiliency, Basuki said the ministry would allocate Rp 6.47 trillion for a food estate program in Central Kalimantan. The program aims to transform 165,000 hectares of land previously administered by the Peatland Development Project (PLG) into farmland.“We will start improving the food estate zone’s irrigation system and accessibility by October. We will continue developing the 133,000 hectares of land by 2021, and hopefully, we can start planting crops next year,” he said.The 2021 state budget is under deliberation in the House of Representatives and must be approved by the legislature before taking effect.Topics :last_img read more


Mikel Arteta drops Pablo Mari selection hint ahead of Arsenal vs West Ham

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Mar 2020 2:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Pablo Mari impressed on his Arsenal debut against Portsmouth in the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has confirmed Pablo Mari is in contention to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal against West Ham on Saturday.The January loan recruit from Flamengo impressed during his first competitive appearance for his new club during Monday’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.Mari partnered David Luiz at the heart of Arsenal’s defence in the absence of Shkodran Mustafi, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who scored the opening goal, was shunted out to right-back with Hector Bellerin rested. ‘Well he has recovered really well from the game,’ said Arteta when asked if Mari could feature against the Hammers. ‘He had 45 minutes with the Under-23s four days before that game. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He played 90 minutes, he said he’s physically good, he trained well and I think he’s ready to play if we need him to on Saturday. ‘ Mikel Arteta drops Pablo Mari selection hint ahead of Arsenal vs West Ham Comment Advertisement Advertisement Lucas Torreira faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury against Portsmouth (Picture: Getty)Arteta will, however, be without the services of Lucas Torreira after it was confirmed the Uruguay international midfielder had suffered a fractured ankle against the League One side. ‘We don’t actually know the extent of the injury,’ confirmed the head coach during his pre-match press conference. ‘He needs to see the specialist tomorrow here in London and then we will know more about it.’Kieran Tierney, however, should be back soon to bolster a squad which has been badly affected by injuries this season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Scotland international, a £25million summer signing from Celtic, suffered a serious shoulder injury in the corresponding fixture against West Ham in December but has finally returned to full first team training this week. ‘He’s done two or three complete sessions, he’s feeling more and more confident with contact around him and hopefully he will join in the squad soon,’ Arteta added.MORE: How Bruno Fernandes convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign him for Manchester UnitedMORE: Arsenal issue worrying Lucas Torreira injury updateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more


Governor Wolf Offers Thanks as Medical Marijuana Now Available in Pennsylvania

Posted On Oct 16 2020 by

first_img February 15, 2018 Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement as Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana patients received medication today.“Medical marijuana is now available in the state of Pennsylvania to those patients with a valid medical marijuana ID card.“We reached this historic day through a lot of hard work by many dedicated people at the Pennsylvania Department of Health and its Office of Medical Marijuana, and through the support of advocacy groups, the General assembly, and especially Pennsylvanians – the parents, doctors, and patients – whose tireless efforts helped make today a reality.“My thanks to staff and supporters, and to the more than 700 physicians who have either completed or are in the process of completing the necessary steps to certify patients. The nearly 3,000 patients with medical marijuana ID cards (with more than 17,000 registered to participate in the program) are now able to find some relief from their serious medical conditions and, for that, I am most grateful.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Offers Thanks as Medical Marijuana Now Available in Pennsylvanialast_img read more


2020 Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo leads Messi in early race for prestigious award

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_imgJuventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is presently leading Barcelona rival Lionel Messi in the race for the 2020 prestigious Ballon d’Or award.Advertisement Loading… And with nine months to go for the next Ballon d’Or awards ceremony, the race is currently high among the big players in Europe with Lionel Messi falling into fifth position on the standings according to a rating published by GOAL.Topping the chart is Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who has excelled for the Citizens this campaign.However, City are unlikely to defend the Premier League title this season, with Liverpool leading the race for the Premier League silverware.A further breakdown of the chart revealed that Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who has netted nine times in eight games this year before cropping an injury that will rule him out until April.The Polish forward is closely followed by Ronaldo, who has netted 13 goals for Juventus in 10 Serie A games and he is working towards claiming his sixth Ballon d’Or award this year.A huge picI wish Master win THE BALLON D’OR of 2020. pic.twitter.com/bBqO0ALkaA— Andrés Messi (@AndressMessi5) March 9, 2020Read Also: Messi to splash €4m to free Ronaldinho from prison, hires lawyersBorussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is fourth considering his superb performances so far in Europe while Messi is placed fifth on the log.Top Seven players at the moment – GOAL:1. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City2. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus4. Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund5. Lionel Messi – Barcelona6. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund7. Kylian Mbappe – Paris-Saint-GermainFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Currently, Messi is the holder of the Ballon d’or after claiming it for a record sixth time in his career last year December, seeing off Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Ronaldo. Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more


Lautenbach lands $1,000 checkers at 141 opener

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (April 18) – 141 Speedway kicked off the much anticipated season with a bang on Saturday night as 147 drivers signed in to do battle and be one of the first cars to lock up their spot in the chase. Brad Lautenbach picked up his first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified win of the season and a $1,000 pay day courtesy of Prestige Custom Cabinetry. Lautenbach, the defending Allstar Performance State champion and already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, picked the one pill and then had to wait to officially lead any laps as the race saw four cautions before the first circuit was scored.Lautenbach stayed in charge in a contest that went caution-free from that point. Brian Mullen got close a couple times but could never challenge. Mike Montie passed Matt Brehmer early in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Montie led every lap en route to the win over Brehmer. The win for Montie makes him the first-ever feature winner in Wisconsin under the IMCA Sport Compact division banner. Roger Braun came home third in front of Justin Erickson and Dustin Delveaux. John Heinz showed why he is a former champion in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Heinz took the green flag and checked out from the field, winning by a full straightaway. Cody Schroeder started his second year in the division with an impressive win in the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods.last_img read more