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London’s Once Follow’s B’ways Lead, Will Also Shutter

first_img View Comments The current London cast stars David Hunter and Jill Winternitz who are joined by Fiona Bruce, Jamie Cameron, Mark Carlisle, Matthew Ganley, Mathew Hamper, Daniel Healy, Loren O’Dair, Miria Parvin, Tim Prottey-Jones, Jez Unwin, Juliana Cotton, Demi Lee, Gemma Loader and Ruby Payne. Following the news that Once will close on Broadway, comes the announcement that the West End incarnation will shutter on March 21, 2015. Irish pop superstar Ronan Keating is set to join the London production on November 17 at the Phoenix Theatre and will remain with the musical for the rest of its run. Based on the 2006 film, Once features a score by the movie’s stars and Academy Award-winning composers for “Falling Slowly,” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The show premiered at New York Theatre Workshop before opening at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 18, 2012. Once won eight Tony Awards, including honors for Tiffany, as well as Enda Walsh for his book for the romantic musical. The West End production of Once opened in April 2013.last_img read more

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The War of the Worlds, Starring a 3D Liam Neeson, to Land in London

first_img View Comments Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds is bound for the West End. Directed by Bob Tomson, the show, which will feature a 3D Liam Neeson, is scheduled to play a limited season at London’s Dominion Theatre from February 8, 2016. Opening night is set for February 17.Based on the classic science fiction story by HG Wells, the production is adapted by Doreen Wayne, with music by Jeff Wayne, along with lyrics by Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass and Jeff Wayne.Since its inception in 1978, Jeff Wayne’s original double album has sold over 15 million copies. The iconic score will be played live and conducted on stage by Jeff Wayne himself, and the show is set to include new music, star cast, and a full supporting company of performers—as well as video walls, the iconic Martian Fighting Machine, special effects and in 3D holography Neeson as The JournalistWells’ novel, first published in 1898, was the prototype for all science fiction. An international phenom, The War of the Worlds describes the invasion of Earth by ruthless Martians with superior intelligence, incredible machines and devastating weaponry. An invading alien race bent on conquering humanity.last_img read more

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Meet The Ensemble Keeping Hamilton Going Non-Stop

first_imgPhotos: Matthew Murphy | Styling: David Withrow (women wearing Byron Lars Beauty Mark; men wearing Kye Denim and DL1961) | Hair & Makeup: Alex Michaels | Styling Assistant: Ginna Le Vine | Production Assistant: Eric Tronolone | Shot at Chemistry Creative The ensemble stars of ‘Hamilton'(Photos: Matthew Murphy) There isn’t a Tony Award for Best Musical Ensemble, but if there were, Hamilton would have nabbed 17 landmark nods this year. Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, Morgan Marcell, Thayne Jasperson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Austin Smith, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene are the young, scrappy and hungry movers giving the Main Stem some major street cred in the cultural phenomenon. Photographer Matthew Murphy glammed them up and captured them on the move; like mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and his historical muse, these pivotal players are non-stop. Check out Broadway.com’s hang sesh with the dope ensemble.VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERYcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

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A National Park Traveler Comes Home

first_imgEditor’s Note: About a year ago we featured Darius Nabors in our ‘Off the Beaten Path’  series, detailing his cross country quest to visit all 59 U.S. National Park in 59 weeks. Now Darius is nearing the end of his journey, and what an epic journey it has been. Here’s his latest update from the road. —People said that it was crazy to visit Florida’s National Parks in July. They said that it would be hot and the bugs would be awful. I am here to tell you, definitively, those people are absolutely, unequivocally, categorically, undeniably, and unquestionably…correct.dsc06873An Alligator Dines on Fish in the Everglades.When I pulled into the Flamingo campground in Everglades National Park there was one car, with its lights on. I pulled into a campsite and decided to hop out, use the nearby restroom and scope out the bug situation. On the walk to the restroom a swarm of bloodsuckers descended upon me like kids after a piñata has burst. I was a piñata that fought back. I flailed my arms, ran fifteen yards away from the car and then sprinted back in hopes of losing them.In the 1.6 seconds that the car door was open, approximately 32 mosquitoes made it into the car. That number is approximate, because I killed 32 individual mosquitoes but am sure there were more present in the car. Their blood filled carcasses were streaked across the windows, ceiling, and my arms. After the great mosquito massacre I dined on half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and some 80-degree water. I laid down in the back of the suburban, in my boxers, and sweat like Danny Devito running a marathon on the 4th of July for the entire night. In one of the dozen times that I woke up from sweating I came to realization that the other car had its lights on, because they were likely getting ready to leave for more amenable accommodations.When I set out to visit all 59 National Parks in 59 weeks and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service I knew that not everything would be perfect. The reminder of my time in the Everglades was punctuated with viewings of a rare American crocodile, manatees and an alligator that jumped out on the Shark Valley trail and devoured a fish 10 yards away from me as I skipped my bike to a halt.Version 2A tour group meets outside of Mammoth Cave National Park.As a native Coloradan, I was sad when I crossed the Rocky Mountains for the last time on this trip. My mood improved a bit when I had an astoundingly good tour of Mammoth Cave from a fifth generation cave tour guide (yes, his grandfathers grandfathers father gave tours of Mammoth Cave). It improved again after a tour of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, where I learned about the historical importance of a fort that is 70 miles away from Key West. I was on a high again after pulling into Great Smoky Mountains and a trail run out to Charlie’s Bunion. As I drive the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee, North Carolina to Charlottesville, Virginia and Shenandoah National Park I felt like I was on a 469-mile homecoming parade through nature.Version 2Mammoth Cave National ParkMy grandfather was born in Luray, Virginia and was five years old and present for the founding of Shenandoah National Park. My dad worked at Laurel Springs, near the Virginia-North Carolina border, just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and I lived in Charlottesville for 10 years spending my weekends hiking and trail running in the Blue Ridge. Shenandoah is my second to last park on this 59-park adventure.While on the road I have not had the life changing epiphanies that we always expect to hear about. The trip has simply reinforced two important things that I already knew. (1) Keep in touch and spend time with your family and friends. (2) Take the time to enjoy the beauty of our natural world. I may only be in Shenandoah for a week, but the time will be spent hiking Humpback Rocks, Old Rag, White Oak Canyon, Hawksbill and some places yet undiscovered, by me. It will also be spent catching up with friends over hikes, coffee, dinner and beer.Related Content:last_img read more

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From raincoats to video calls, COVID-19 adds unusual wrinkle to typical Indonesian weddings

first_imgTopics : “That’s how it should be – for our own safety. The wedding went [according to plan]. It was done in about 30 minutes,” Muhlisun said, adding that several health workers from the local Puskesmas were also present during the ceremony to ensure public safety.Central Java has reported 104 confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths as of Wednesday afternoon.Meanwhile, a South Sulawesi couple held their wedding ceremony with a dash of physical distancing, getting hitched via video call.The groom – a South Sulawesi native who holds a job in Surabaya, East Java – and the bride, who lives in Kolaka district in Kolaka regency, decided to tie the knot digitally and call off their wedding reception to help curb the spread of COVID-19.Kolaka district head Amri said the ceremony went according to plan. The marriage officiant was present with the groom in Surabaya, while the bride was miles away in her home in Kolaka, he said.He went on to say that the couple had intended to comply with the government’s appeals to limit physical contact and avoid crowds.Read also: Indonesian couples hold off wedding plans for better days … after COVID-19“It was a heartfelt and happy occasion. It was the first time such an event had ever taken place in Kolaka. We are grateful the groom, the bride and their families have complied with the government’s policy,” Amri said.East Java has recorded 104 confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities as of Wednesday, whereas South Sulawesi has reported 66 confirmed cases and five deaths from the disease.Similarly, a couple in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, canceled their wedding reception, but still held a modest wedding ceremony on Sunday.The couple had originally expected 2,400 guests at the reception.“So, there’s no wedding reception. We only held a wedding ceremony on March 29 at my in-laws’,” said Mirza, the groom.He said the family of his bride had removed the tent previously assembled for the wedding reception.“We chose to comply with the government’s orders, for our own good,” Mirza said.Of Indonesia’s 1,677 coronavirus cases to date, Aceh has recorded five confirmed infections with zero fatalities. The archipelago has recorded a total of 157 fatalities linked to the disease, with the country’s mortality rate of 9.3 percent currently the highest in the world. (rfa) Apart from hitting the economy hard and throwing the entire healthcare system into disarray, the novel coronavirus pandemic has also served as a particularly unprecedented hindrance to many Indonesian couples who hoped to tie the knot in the recent weeks.Some had no choice but to call off what was supposed to be one of the happiest occasions of their lives, postponing their plans until after the health crisis has abated, while others have taken the bold approach and gone ahead with their weddings.In Ngadirejo district, Temanggung, Central Java, the COVID-19 pandemic added an unusual wrinkle to a local wedding ceremony. Instead of being dressed in formal or traditional attire to mark the important milestone, those in attendance – including the groom and the bride – were clad in red translucent raincoats.center_img As seen in a viral photo, the couple appeared to have tied the knot before the presence of a wedding officiant who was also wearing a facemask and gloves – visual signifiers of the ongoing public health emergency.Prosesi akad nikad di tengah wabah.Lokasi: Ngadirejo, Temanggung, Jateng pic.twitter.com/CeVSEbhqds— Novia🧣 (@NoviaFm) March 26, 2020Local religious affairs office head Muhlisun confirmed the authenticity of the image to kompas.com, saying that the bride and the groom had undergone a medical check-up at a local community health center (Puskesmas) prior to the ceremony.“The groom and the bride first underwent a check-up at a nearby Puskesmas. After the medical screening, the groom was found to have a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius,” Muhlisun said on Wednesday, adding that the groom was then designated a suspected patient under treatment (ODP).In compliance with the advice from the local Puskesmas, the groom and the bride were told to wear plastic raincoats during the wedding ceremony to minimize the risk of infection, he said.last_img read more

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Wear your mask even if it’s uncomfortable, Anies says

first_imgRead also: Jakarta reimposes PSBB, orders people to stay homeOn Monday, Jakarta will reinstate full large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and end the period of eased restrictions, following persistent increases in COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate – the percentage of those tested found to be infected – above 10 percent.Violations of the mask-wearing protocol have been rampant in Jakarta. More than 139,000 people have been sanctioned by the Jakarta Public Order Agency, which has collected Rp 2.1 billion (US$141,728) in fines.The Jakarta administration symbolically handed out five million masks to be distributed to residents during a campaign event on Thursday. The event was attended by executives from several central government institutions.With the help of the National Police and the Indonesian Military, 34.3 million masks will be distributed to the public via local administrations throughout Indonesia. (syk) Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has urged residents to comply with the government’s mask-wearing protocol, saying that although they may be uncomfortable, masks are an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.“We have to admit that wearing a mask is uncomfortable. But it is much less uncomfortable than being exposed to COVID-19,” Anies said at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Thursday, as quoted by tempo.co.Anies called on influential figures to convince people to wear masks in public, saying the campaign needed more support. Topics :last_img read more

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UPDATED: Batesville Council Approves 1.5% Salary Increase

first_imgUPDATE (7/13 5:00 PM) — According to city officials the test results on the most recent water quality test on the dive pool have passed. The dive pool is now back open.BATESVILLE, Ind. –  Several topics were discussed at the meeting Monday night including a small increase in salary for elected officials. The Common Council discussed a salary increase for elected officials. The ordinance would increase the salary of elected officials by 1.5%. The salary increase was approved 3-2. The council approved a salary increase of city hourly and salaried employees 5-0. See details about the Salary increases here.The board of works approved 2 street closures for upcoming events. Margaret Mary Health requested to close Pheasant Run and Six Pine Ranch Road from SR 229 to the Berean Church for approximately 2 hours beginning at 9:00 AM for the Hope Walk 5k on September 10. Also St. Louis Catholic Church requested to closed South Walnut Street between Helene and Mulberry between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on September 18 for their annual fall fundraising festival. Both street closures were approved 3-0.The board of works also approved Resolution #2-2016 which establishes golf cart fees. The fee had been set in the past at $75.00 per year, but local residents were concerned that it was too high. Resolution #2-2016 originally read to make the golf cart registration fee $15.00 per year beginning January 1, 2017. After discussion of the board the Resolution was amended and ultimately approved to read to make the fee $25.00 per year beginning August 1, 2016, 2-1.In New Business, the council approved an incentive package for the new owners of the Sherman House. The incentive package provides a maximum reimbursement amount of $200,000 to rehabilitate and improve the existing structure.Proposed Traffic Ordinance Changes were brought before the council. The council did not vote on the changes, but asked for the public to review them and give the council their input at the next meeting on August 8, 2016.See the proposed changes here.In the Mayor’s Report, the Mayor brought up problems with the pool. The memorial pool has 3 pools (dive pool, main pool, and splash pad). Two water quality tests on the dive pool have failed in this season, which prompted the dive pool to close on Friday, July 8. The city is working with the State and Ripley County Health Departments on how to fix the issue and how to prevent it in the future. The city is hoping all the pools can be opened soon.The council recognized Chris Bradford and all of the hard work he has put in for the parks department. Chris will be moving to the Lafayette area in August.The next council meeting will be on August 8, 2016.WRBI hosts a monthly mayor chat with Mayor Bettice the day after the council meeting. You can hear the Mayor Chat in its entirety below.July Mayor Chatlast_img read more

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Leising: Bill to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate passes Senate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising that would begin addressing Indiana’s high infant mortality rate has passed the Senate unanimously.Senate Bill 278 would allow a local health department, hospital, person or entity approved by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to establish a local Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Team to review fetal and infant deaths that occur in the area. The information would be used to improve community resources and systems of care.According to America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation, in 2018, 7.4 infant deaths occurred per 1,000 live births in Indiana compared to 5.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births that occurred nationwide.“The number of infants dying in our state is unacceptable,” Leising said. “We need to be doing all we can to ensure even our youngest children are healthy. This bill is a first step, but, if passed, it would help provide our state with the information we need to begin addressing this issue.”Under SB 278, any Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Team created would be overseen by a fetal-infant mortality review coordinator at the ISDH.SB 278 will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.last_img read more

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I’m determined to return ‘more hungry’ from injury — Pogba

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Paul Pogba’s stint on the sidelines has made him more determined to succeed on his return from a layoff for a foot injury, the Manchester United midfielder has said. Pogba’s injury restricted him to eight appearances so far this season, but he was primed to return before professional football in England was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “I’ve been frustrated, a long time ago. Now I’m almost there, so I’m just thinking about getting back and training fully with the team and everything,” the 27-year-old said in an official club podcast. “You think bad, but I’ve never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well.” The France international suffered a foot injury in August that he aggravated by continuing to play. “I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. “The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again.” He underwent surgery in January and now cannot wait to return to action. “So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything, and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19EnglandManchester UnitedPaul Pogbalast_img read more

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Walcott injury is a blow – Hodgson

first_img “If anybody is going to come back better and stronger, it is Theo. He is incredibly focused and mentally he is a very strong character,” Jenkinson told www.Arsenal.com. “Theo will be fine, I have no doubts about that. I am disappointed that we have lost him for the rest of the season because he is a massive player for us and brings us something unique. “It is tough to see one of your friends out for a long period of time. “You wouldn’t wish it on anybody and it is probably the worst news we have had all season.” Jenkinson added: “He had only just come back from a previous injury and had been scoring goals for fun, so from both points of view it it terrible news. “But Theo is a very strong guy and while it may take a bit of time to take it all in, he will just get on with things and fingers crossed the time flies by, for his sake and for ours.” England manager Roy Hodgson admits the loss of Theo Walcott to a serious knee injury is a “blow” for both club and country, but is confident the Arsenal forward can “come back even stronger”. Walcott was expected to have played a key role for England at the World Cup in Brazil, which begins in June. As a teenager the former Southampton starlet was a surprise call-up for the 2006 finals in Germany by Sven-Goran Eriksson, but did not get onto the pitch. Then, he was left out by Fabio Capello for the tournament in South Africa four years ago. Current England manager Hodgson hopes Walcott has a successful recovery. “I spoke with Theo and just wanted to express my disappointment to him,” Hodgson told www.TheFA.com. “It is a blow for him personally of course, and for both Arsenal and England. “We had quite a lengthy conversation and it is such a shame that we have lost a player of his calibre for the World Cup, he has been incredibly unfortunate and we wish him a speedy recovery.” Hodgson added: “Having worked with him for two years as England manager I know the character he has, and I know he will come back even stronger from this setback.” Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, meanwhile, offered his own words of encouragement for his team-mate. Press Association The 24-year-old is set to be sidelined for six months after tests revealed he would need surgery following anterior cruciate ligament damage sustained when making a defensive tackle during the closing stages of the third-round FA Cup win over Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have rallied behind Walcott, who is expected to undergo an operation next week once the swelling on his left knee has eased, with messages of support flooding in from fans and fellow professionals alike. last_img read more