Watch Saul Williams Talk About How Holler is ‘Shakespeare With Music’

first_img Holler If Ya Hear Me View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Saul Williams stopped by Morning Joe on June 30 to discuss starring on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me, the musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur. The award-winning slam poet reminded the MSNBC team that “drama club kid” Tupac was “a poet, an intellectual” and talked about how the show “feels like Shakespeare with music.” Music, of course, that “is the backdrop of the last 20 years.” Check out the interview below, then the innovative tuner with an energetic cast of 25, at the Palace Theatre.last_img read more

She Loves Me & More Win Big at Outer Critics Circle Awards

first_imgLaura Benanti & Jane Krakowski in ‘She Loves Me'(Photo: Joan Marcus) She Loves Me led the pack at the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards. The Broadway revival won four awards, including Outstanding Musical Revival and Outstanding Featured Actress for Jane Krakowski. Additional winners include Long Day’s Journey Into Night (like She Loves Me, a Roundabout production), which one three awards, Bright Star, which took home Outstanding New Broadway Musical and The Humans, which won Outstanding New Broadway Play.The previous off-Broadway productions of Hamilton, Disaster! and Blackbird were considered for Outer Critics Circle Awards in their respective seasons. Therefore, only new cast members’ performances in the Broadway transfers were eligible for awards this year. Additionally, Shuffle Along will be considered during the 2016-17 season at the request of the producers.See below for a complete list of winners. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on May 26 at Sardi’s Restaurant.Outstanding New Broadway PlayThe HumansOutstanding New Broadway MusicalBright StarOutstanding New Off-Broadway PlayThe ChristiansOutstanding New Off-Broadway MusicalDear Evan HansenOutstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Dear Evan HansenOutstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Bright StarOutstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Long Day’s Journey Into NightOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) She Loves MeOutstanding Actor in a PlayFrank Langella, The FatherOutstanding Actress in a Play Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into NightOutstanding Actor in a MusicalDanny Burstein, Fiddler on the RoofOutstanding Actress in a MusicalCynthia Erivo, The Color PurpleOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayMichael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into NightOutstanding Featured Actress in a Play(Tie) Pascale Armand, EclipsedJudith Light, Thérèse RaquinOutstanding Featured Actor in a MusicalChristopher Fitzgerald, WaitressOutstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalJane Krakowski, She Loves MeOutstanding Director of a PlayIvo van Hove, A View From the BridgeOutstanding Director of a MusicalMichael Arden, Spring AwakeningOutstanding ChoreographerSergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) David Rockwell, She Loves MeOutstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Jeff Mahshie, She Loves MeOutstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Justin Townsend, American PsychoOutstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical) Finn Ross, American PsychoOutstanding Solo PerformanceJames Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard PelkeyJohn Gassner Award(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)Marco Ramirez, The RoyaleSpecial Achievement AwardJames Houghton, Signature Theatre Company View Commentslast_img read more

Burlington College to buy Vermont Catholic Diocese property

first_imgBurlington College announced Monday that it will purchase the 32-acre North Avenue property from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. After months of discussions and negotiations, the College and the Diocese have signed a Purchase & Sales Agreement to close on the property within a year and to make it Burlington College s new campus. This will be truly transformative for the College, said Burlington College President, Dr Jane O Meara Sanders. This new campus will enable us to broaden our academic offerings. We will be able to design editing suites, soundstages and studios for our popular film and photography majors. We will expand our art and music offerings. Our environmental studies, lake ecology and sustainability courses will have a living classroom. We will be able to offer many more events, art openings and guest speakers all open to the community on our own campus. The opportunities are limitless.Sanders also noted, The new campus will provide an exceptional opportunity to combine the study of historic preservation and green build/design, which will be a new focus of their design major. At this point, the College plans to focus on renovating the current buildings and has no plans to add any additional structures. In keeping with its community mission, the land will remain open to the public and the College will continue the stewardship of this beautiful property, said Sanders.Burlington College is an independent accredited four-year liberal arts institution that emphasizes the dynamic relationship between education and experience. Founded in 1972, the College has from its origin focused on integrating learning, personal development, and community engagement. Our founders intention was to create an undergraduate institution firmly rooted in concern for, and interaction with their community, and the College continues to embrace that mission today.The majority of Burlington College students are Vermonters. The College s mission clearly states a commitment to serve students of varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and of diverse ages, circumstances, and means.  Seventy-five percent of all our students receive financial aid, making the average out-of-pocket cost of attendance less than $13,000 said Sanders. We make every effort to remain affordable and ensure access to higher education as a matter of principle.The College is currently housed in the Colodny Building at 95 North Avenue and all its classrooms are used for multiple purposes. Known for its community involvement, the College often rents space for their larger public events.  Our new campus only 1/3 of a mile up North Avenue will provide so much more opportunity for us to both educate our students and serve our community, said Sanders.Burlington CollegeThe mission of Burlington College is to guide students to become skillful and reflective practitioners, lifelong learners, and thoughtful, active citizens engaged in fostering a just, humane society and sustainable, beautiful communities. The Diocese has asked Burlington College to include the following statement in our press release:Statement from the Roman Catholic Diocese”The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington announces that its property at 311-351 North Avenue is under Contract with Burlington College. Burlington College plans to make the property its new campus, providing opportunity for growth of the College s educational mission, enrollment, and prominence in the community.While the Diocese is saddened to be leaving a site with such a rich history of service to the community and the Church, it is pleased that the property will continue to serve as an educational institution, providing the benefits of education to many who might not be able to achieve such an opportunity.The transaction was effected by the Diocese upon the review and consent of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the College of Counsultors, the College of Deans, the Diocesan Finance Council, the Diocesan Administrative Board, and Burlington College s Board of Trustees.We are confident that Burlington College will honor this historic property by its educational service to working Vermonters from the entire state.  We will be working closely with the College and the City of Burlington to facilitate this process.All further inquiries regarding this transaction should be directed to Yves Bradley, at Pomerleau Real Estate.”Source: Burlington College. 5.24.2010last_img read more

January Refresh: How to take a self-care vacation in Abingdon, Virginia

first_imgIt’s January. You’ve had all the turkey and family bonding time you can take, but you’re still craving a winter getaway.  Head to Abingdon to recharge your batteries and help you get through the winter until spring weather arrives. The mild climate and year-round music scene make it a great escape.Day 1Check in to Summers Cottage, a cute vintage cottage in downtown Abingdon. Located just across the street from Zazzy’z Coffee Roasters, it’s within walking distance of Abingdon’s most popular eateries and nightlife. January Jams at Barter Theatre offers concerts from Grammy Award winning and Hall of Fame artists. This gorgeous 1930s era theatre only seats 500, so every seat in the house is up close and intimate.  After the show, grab a bite at a local eatery. Rain offers a sophisticated cocktail menu, while local favorite JJ’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is known for its catfish poboy, fried to perfection.Day 2Take part in some wilderness therapy with a winter hike at Grayson Highlands State Park. Low humidity and lack of foliage mean you can get absolutely unparalleled views of Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, the two tallest peaks in Virginia.  Grayson Highlands’ famous wild ponies can be found roaming the snowy balds, and – bonus – January is the best month for taking advantage of the world-class bouldering available at the park. After your hike, indulge in some self-care with a visit to the healing salt room at Salt of the Earth, or a massage at Mane St. Day Spa and Salon.  Treat yourself to an organic, cold-pressed juice at White Birch Food & Juice.Give your brain some love, too, by becoming a theatre critic for a day at Barter Theatre.  Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, is a one-of-a-kind experience, with new play readings that invite the audience to meet the playwright and then become part of the process.   Day 3Nourish your body and the earth with a leisurely farm-to-table brunch at The Harvest Table.  This pioneer of sustainable dining was founded by Barbara Kingsolver and Stephen Hopp, bestselling authors of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.Hop on the world famous Virginia Creeper Trail for a bike ride or leisurely hike, then head to Whitetop Yoga for a restorative practice that will leave you energized and centered.last_img read more

Suffolk Limits Energy Drinks for Kids

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk lawmakers are trying their hardest to keep energy drinks like Red Bull out of the hands of minors.Red Bull may give you wings, but the energy drink companies’ attempts to reach minors may soon be grounded on the eastern half of Long Island.Suffolk County lawmakers approved three controversial bills Tuesday aimed at keeping energy drinks out of the hands of minors, citing health concerns, over objections of beverage industry lobbyists who called it unfair. County Executive Steve Bellone has not signaled whether he will sign the bills into law.The proposals include legislation prohibiting the sale and distribution of energy drinks to minors at county parks, prohibiting energy drink companies from mailing energy drink coupons and free samples to minors and launching a public awareness campaign about the potential health effects of such beverages.“Far too many people are unaware of the effects excessive caffeine consumption can have on the body,” said Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), a pediatrician who chairs the health committee. “Excessive consumption of caffeine can aggravate preexisting conditions and contribute to a variety of health problems.”He deemed the legislation the first of its kind in the nation, which comes as the Food and Drug Administration is investigating the health effects of energy drinks. Like-minded county legislation had been unsuccessfully tried three years ago.Parents, doctors, county health officials and local substance abuse treatment providers expressed support for the proposals before the vote. But the energy drink industry lobbyists questioned the accuracy of the research the proponents relied upon.“If energy drinks were so harmful we would have definitive evidence,” said Matthew Vishnick, an energy drink lobbyist who called the bills unconstitutional. A representative of the American Beverage Association made similar appeals to the legislature.Leaders of the Suffolk County Quality Consortium, a nonprofit drug rehab umbrella group, suggested that children drinking high-caffeine beverages such as Red Bull, Monster and Amp are at risk for substance abuse.Not all lawmakers supported the legislation. Legis. Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) said that the county should give equal treatment to things he deemed as dangerous as energy drinks, such as skateboarding, soccer, coffee and breakfast cereal.“There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to these drinks,” he said before voting against two of the bills, but for the one barring energy drink companies from mailing marketing materials to minors. “There seems to be science on both sides. I think there are better ways to be spending our time.”Presiding Officer William Lindsay (D-Holbrook) questioned how much the campaign may do to outweigh the $162 million in annual energy drink advertising for an industry that had $7 billion in sales last year. He later voted for the campaign.“The Truth About Stimulant Drinks” will be a county-funded TV public service announcement created by whichever local student wins a planned contest to create the best message.Two parents who blame the death of their teenage children on energy drinks cheered passage of the legislation.They include James Shepherd, who said his 15-year-old son, Brian, “died from an unexplained arrhythmia the day he consumed what I believe to have been his first energy drink” that the boy acquired from Red Bull representatives giving out free samples.Wendy Crossland, who blamed the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Anais, on caffeine toxicity, said she hopes “other counties, cities, and states will follow Suffolk’s lead to protect our children so they don’t face the same tragedy as I and other parents have.”Bellone is holding a public hearing on the bills Tuesday, April 10 at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge.last_img read more

These are the social platforms most important to Hispanic consumers

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There’s no question social media is an important channel for engaging Hispanic consumers. According to recent research by Viant, nearly 50 percent of Hispanic shoppersreported they had either discussed a brand online with others or used a brand’s hashtag in social messaging (this compared to 17 percent of non-Hispanic shoppers).Analyzing social media habits by channel, Viant said Hispanic Millennials are more active on Twitter and Instagram compared to non-Hispanic Millennials. However, the amount of time spent on Facebook is relatively similar between the two groups.Another platform that should not be discounted is video. In its report How Hispanic Consumers Engage with YouTube, Google shares some interesting insights:— 75 percent of Hispanics go to YouTube first when they want to learn more about a product or service by watching a video continue reading »last_img read more

WHO: Hepatitis toll ‘in millions’

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle WHO: Hepatitis toll ‘in millions’ by: – July 28, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share Hepatitis is diagnosed by blood testsMedical experts are calling for global action to tackle the viruses that cause the liver disease hepatitis.The first worldwide estimates in drug users show 10 million have hepatitis C while 1.3 million have hepatitis B.Writing in the Lancet, experts say only a fraction of those who could benefit are receiving antiviral drugs.Only one in five infants around the world are vaccinated against hepatitis B at birth, they say.The figures, published in the Lancet, show about 67% of injecting drug users in the world have been exposed to hepatitis C, while around 10% have come into contact with hepatitis B.In the UK, around half of injecting drug users have been infected with the hepatitis C virus, while the rate for exposure to hepatitis B is 9% – the highest in western Europe.The research was led by Prof Louisa Degenhardt of the Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, and Paul Nelson from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.They say: “The public-health response to blood-borne virus transmission in injecting drug users has mainly centred on HIV.“Maintenance and strengthening of the response to HIV in injecting drug users remains crucial, but the significance of viral hepatitis needs to receive greater attention than it does at present.”Commenting on the study in the Lancet, Dr Joseph Amon, of Human Rights Watch, New York City, US, said: “This study provides us with a first step and powerful data to draw attention to the problem of viral hepatitis in people who use drugs.“The next step is to challenge governments to act, and hold them accountable for implementation of rights-respecting and evidence-based programmes.”Health risksHepatitis is caused by five main viruses – A, B and C, and, more rarely D and E.Hepatitis B is the most common, and can be passed from mother to baby at birth or in early childhood as well as through contaminated injections or injected drug use.Hepatitis C is also spread through using unsterile needles and less commonly through unsafe sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes.The E virus, caught from infected water or food, is a common cause of outbreaks of the disease in developing countries, said the World Health Organization.Many of those carrying hepatitis are not aware they have it and can unknowingly transmit it to others.BBC Newslast_img read more

Chelsea to offer Abraham, Tomori five-year contracts

first_imgRelatedPosts Abraham: Playing against Lewandowski great for me Tammy Abraham snubs new Chelsea deal Tammy Abraham Chelsea future in doubt Chelsea have started negotiations to improve contracts to Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.The Anglo-Nigerian duo have been impressive for the Blues this season and are set to commit their futures in West LondonAccording to the Guardian, the Blues hierarchy is ready to roll out five-year contracts to the Anglo-Nigerian duo after impressing under manager Frank Lampard.Twenty-one-year-old Abraham has found the back of the net seven times in seven competitive matches, including a hat trick at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.His current deal was signed in 2017, and will run through to 2022, having already played at Bristol City and Aston Villa on loan in the Championship, scoring an impressive 52 goals in both spells.For Tomori, he has started Chelsea’s last three competitive games, also getting on the scoresheet in the 5-2 triumph at Wolves.He was ever-present on loan at Derby County last season, under Lampard’s watch, with the Rams reaching the Championship play-off final, but losing 2-1 to Abraham’s Villa.His present Chelsea deal expires in 2021.The move to tie the youngsters, Abraham and Tomori’s, futures at Stamford Bridge is a sign they are part of Lampard’s rebuilding project.It also puts both players in the spotlight of where their international allegiance lies. Abraham and Tomori are both eligible to play for either England or Nigeria, but are yet to decide which country to switch to.Tags: Anglo-NigeriaTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Toomey seriously hurt in fall

first_img Press Association Jockey Brian Toomey was on Thursday night suffering from a “life-threatening head injury” in hospital following a heavy fall at Perth. Toomey, a 3lb claimer, was partnering the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle when the 11-4 favourite came to grief three flights from home. An air ambulance arrived shortly after the accident, but Toomey was instead transported to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital by road. center_img Speaking shortly before 10pm, a spokesperson for NHS Tayside said Toomey was “suffering from a life-threatening head injury.” Toomey is attached to the yard of Kevin Ryan in North Yorkshire and is the boyfriend of the trainer’s daughter, Amy. Hambleton Racing have horses with Ryan and tweeted: “Very concerned to hear the news about Brian Toomey this evening, thoughts with him and Amy.” last_img read more

Finch, Christian all but bat Redbacks out of Shield final

first_imgA THIRD consecutive Sheffield Shield title for Victoria appears all but certain after the Bushrangers ground South Australia into the Alice Springs dust on the fourth day of the final.Needing only to draw to lift the Shield, Victoria batted without urgency throughout the day; they started in the morning on 2 for 38 and added 216 over the course of the day, for the loss of a further four wickets.That meant that by stumps Victoria’s lead had swelled to 454 runs, and even the most diehard South Australia supporter would agree that to overhaul a target of at least that magnitude on the final day will be essentially impossible.At the close of play Victoria were on 6 for 254, with Daniel Christian unbeaten on 53 from 178 deliveries and Seb Gotch on 29 from 115.Scores: Victoria 487 and 6 for 254 (Finch 83, Christian 53*) lead South Australia 287 by 454 runs.last_img read more