View Comments Laura Benanti has been tapped to headline the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. The new show featuring the iconic New York dance troupe, will celebrate the charm of the Big Apple, complete with Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of the Statue of Liberty. The previously announced production will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors. Joshua Harmon will pen the script. Performances will run from March 12, 2015 through May 3 at Radio City Music Hall. Opening night is set for March 26.Benanti, currently seen on ABC’s Nashville, took home a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; the stage and screen fave was also nominated for Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break Down. She will play the lead female role of Jenna, a billionaire and CEO of her own company, who just purchased a NYC tour company that she plans to take virtual. She has friends in high places, a few you may recognize, but little does she know that she’s about to embark on an unforgettable New York City adventure with Rockettes! Other stars, including two male co-stars (one old, one young, let’s get dreamcasting!) will be announced later.New York Spring Spectacular will be produced by MSG Entertainment and The Weinstein Company (which is working with Paulus on Finding Neverland). The show will include Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere earlier this year. In addition to the iconic moves of the Rockettes, the new production will feature puppetry and 3D special effects. So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels will choreograph the first number of the show. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Related Shows Star Files New York Spring Spectacular Laura Benanti
View Comments After initially extending off-Broadway through March 20, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies is now set to shutter on January 24. At time of closing, the production will have played 28 preview performances and 120 regular performances; it officially opened on October 14 at the Westside Theatre.Directed by David Saint, Clever Little Lies follows a family with a mother who always knows what’s happening among her flock. As their son struggles under pressure from his overbearing mother, a confidence is shared between father and son that escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change their entire dynamic.The comedy’s cast includes Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey, George Merrick and Kate Wetherhead.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Clever Little Lies Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016
As recovery efforts continue to move forward, the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund has reviewed nearly 200 grant applications from many small businesses showing more than $18 million in damages from Tropical Storm Irene. To date, the advisory committee has made first round grant awards to businesses from Wilmington to Waterbury; 54 applicants have received more than $107,000 out of the nearly $250,000 that has been generously pledged by individuals and organizations . Additional pledges continue to come in, but much more effort is required in order to meet the needs of the applicants seeking assistance. Todd Bailey, the Fund’s founder and an Associate at KSE Partners in Montpelier, said, ‘This has been a very difficult process ‘ every application that we have seen shows a need, but some tough decisions have had to be made because of the limited resources.’ The other members of the advisory committee echoed Bailey’s comments ‘ the seven-member committee has had a number of conference calls and has reviewed and evaluated every application. Central Vermont Community Action Council serves as the Fund’s fiscal agent and has received a steady stream of applications. Executive Director Hal Cohen notes, ‘We’ve have done our best to get money disbursed as quickly as we can, but continued financial support will go a long way in helping us to meet the needs of more businesses across Vermont.’ Cohen continued, ‘Some businesses are just now becoming aware of the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund’. · Andrew Brewer, Owner, Onion River Sports · Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Founded in August 20011 by Montpelier resident Todd Bailey for the purpose of raising money to support small businesses damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. After a grant application review process, all funds raised will be directly awarded to Vermont businesses in their efforts to rebuild from damage or losses sustained. Grant applications can be obtained online atwww.vtirenefund.org(link is external) or by calling 802-552-3449. About the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund (www.vtirenefund.org(link is external)) Fiscal Agent: Central Vermont Community Action Council Founded in 1965, Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) helps people achieve economic sufficiency with dignity through individual and family development. CVCAC is part of the nationwide network of Community Action Agencies; a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency and a Community Development Corporation. The organization serves over 15,000 low-income Vermonters each year in Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties and offers a number of statewide programs. www.cvcac.org(link is external) · Kate Paine, Executive Director, Women Business Owners Network and Principal, Kate Paine Associates Member of the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund Advisory Committee: ‘This kind of help is unique ‘ it provides a financial shot in the arm for businesses to get their doors opened again,’ said Bailey. ‘The more applications we see, the more we know we’re doing our best to help our small businesses in Vermont right now.’ · Todd Bailey ‘ Associate at KSE Partners (www.ksefocus.com(link is external)) · Shawn Shouldice, Principal, Capital Connections, LLC · Charlie Wilson, Chairman, Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores Businesses who have applied but may not have received a grant to date may be reconsidered as more funds become available. The advisory committee will be meeting to make another round of grant awards next week, and will continue reviewing applications as they are received. · Hal Cohen, Executive Director, Central Vermont Community Action Council · Kevin Wiberg, Fund Administrator, Central Vermont Community Action Council
The United States said it has requested 50,000 dollars in emergency aid for flood-hit Guatemala and reprogrammed another 4.38 million dollars in economic aid for recovery efforts. “We are very, very concerned about the disaster there,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters. The US ambassador in Guatemala City Stephen McFarland at the weekend asked for 50,000 dollars in aid from the US Agency for International Development and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance as a “US initial response,” he said. “We have since reprogrammed 4.38 million dollars in economic support funds to assist Guatemala’s recovery efforts,” Crowley added. He also said the US embassy has freed up helicopters which are normally used to help fight drug trafficking for the purpose of surveillance and rescue missions. “And we’ll continue to look for additional ways to provide support to the people of Guatemala,” he said. In Guatemala, at least 45 people died over the weekend amid the heaviest flooding in recent memory. By Dialogo September 10, 2010
On Sunday, October 1, Istria Relax Days started in the area of NW Istria – a new great tourist story whose goal is to position Istria as a wellness destination.New interesting program on offer in wellness centers throughout NW Istria – Istria Relax Days they represent the motive for coming to this area even in the autumn days, when the body needs relaxation and the body needs to be nourished from within. This program is part of a new event Discover Wellness cluster of northwestern Istria.Istria Relax Days is an autumn sequel to the spring story whose main theme was detoxification – Istria Detoy Days, and all program users will have the opportunity to use a discount on accommodation in hotels Istraturista Umag dd, Aminess hotels & campsites in Novigrad, Lux Casina Hotel Mulina in Buje and in Villa Bada in Lovrečica. Istria Relax Days programs are available from October 1 to November 5, 2017 in 6 wellness centers of northwestern Istria. “After a warm and hard summer, your skin is eager for regeneration, and the body cries out for relaxation. Restore the skin’s lost glow and stimulate the regeneration of the mind and body with gentle rituals. If you want to treat your palate along the way, try the imaginative dishes of švoja (fish leaf) that are offered in the autumn in local restaurants and taverns.and “, say the organizers of the event.The rules of body care need to be adapted to each season, and this is an ideal way to experience Istria in autumn, when it abounds in beautiful colors, the weather is beautiful, the indigenous food is great. “Fill warm autumn days with relaxing massages and tempting treatments in wellness centers at promotional prices. ” conclude the organizers.Learn more about Istria Relax days and send info to your guests you have in the database, share this event on your channels, because this is exactly the motive for coming for the pre- and post-season. Sometimes you don’t need to invent “hot” water, but just use your potential and pack it all nicely into a quality and meaningful authentic story. Excellent rounded story and an additional motive for coming out of season, and everything is of course complemented by gastronomy and additional facilities for both cultural and active holidays.
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Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendly Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal will struggle to find their rhythm when the Premier League restarts (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s players are focusing on finding their rhythm and fitness following their surprise defeat to Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday.The Gunners comfortably brushed aside Charlton Athletic with a 6-0 win in the first friendly behind closed doors at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday.But Arteta’s players suffered a shock on Wednesday afternoon as they were beaten 3-2 by Brentford at their own ground.The Gunners took the lead in the first half through Joe Willock but Brentford equalled after the break with an excellent finish from Tarique Fosu.ADVERTISEMENT Read More PLAY Read More Advertisement 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad SPONSORED ‘We’re trying to give minutes in their legs to all of the players, obviously you have to change a lot of players through the games.‘Getting adapted to playing in an empty stadium as well, not having that energy from the fans.‘It was good, we played two friendlies, we’re getting a bit of rhythm, we haven’t played for a while, we tried to make is as close as possible to a real game.’ Mikel Arteta with his Arsenal players before their 3-2 defeat to Brentford (Getty Images)Arteta is also concerned that Arsenal and their Premier League rivals will struggle to play intense matches in the first few weeks after the season restarts.‘I think that’s a big question mark,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘We’ve been trying in big groups just for 10 days. You can play a friendly game, you can play 45 minutes, but it’s not the same as Premier League rhythm at all.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We will have to see that. I think it will be very difficult to sustain big rhythms for 90 minutes for the first few games at least.’Arsenal’s Premier League campaign will restart next Wednesday when they play Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Read More Top articles Skip 1/1 Video Settings Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal back in front but the Championship club capitalised on some terrible defending by the Gunners to win the game with goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We’re trying different things,’ Arteta told Sky Sports when asked about the defeat to Brentford. Read More by Metro / Coming Next
Gov. Wolf: More Than $15 Million in Funding Awarded to Continue Economic Growth in Coal-Impacted Communities in the Commonwealth’s Appalachian Region
Gov. Wolf: More Than $15 Million in Funding Awarded to Continue Economic Growth in Coal-Impacted Communities in the Commonwealth’s Appalachian Region SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 14, 2020 Economy, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $15 million has been awarded to 15 projects in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Region through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative.“Our coal-impacted communities in Pennsylvania have felt the changing economy of the country’s energy production in a major way and cannot be left behind,” Gov. Wolf said. “These 15 project awardees are focused on improving the way of life for individuals in the Appalachian Region—bringing new economic opportunities, preparing a skilled workforce, investing in broadband and other critical infrastructure, and advancing community and economic development.”Pennsylvania received the most awards, with 11 implementation awards, two broadband awards, and two technical assistance awards. The projects range from focus on energy innovation, broadband investments, tourism, substance use disorder, behavioral health, and workforce academies.“We are so proud to congratulate the commonwealth’s 15 POWER awardees, whose submitted projects will position our Appalachian Region communities for economic growth and new investments for years to come,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “Across coal-impacted counties, this funding will support major economic and community-focused efforts to further grow vibrant, strong local economies, which is more important now than ever before.”Each year through the POWER Initiative, the ARC offers competitive funding to 13 Appalachian states (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) for numerous projects in a wide range of program areas. The ARC’s focus for the 2020 POWER Initiative is investments that are regional, strategic, transformational, and that maximize economic revitalization.The POWER Initiative targets federal resources to help communities and regions affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. By encouraging economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing and new industries, and attracting new investments, it supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities.A list of all awardee projects is available online.Learn more about the ARC’s POWER Initiative.
Radio NZ November 2013Parliament’s been presented with two petitions today that deal with the exploitation of women and young girls. (Includes comments from Family First NZ)http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2577206
Dharamsala: The first T20I between India and South Africa that was to be played here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium on Sunday was abandoned without a ball played due to rain. Intermittent rain throughout the day coupled with puddles of water on the covers meant that even the coin toss could not take place between India and South Africa. IANS Also Read: M.S. Dhoni has proved age is just a number, says Virat KohliAlso Watch:Police constable dies in road accident in Bongaigaon’s Manikpur | The Sentinel News | Assam News