The Sound of Music Will Embark on a New North American Tour

first_img The show’s original Broadway mounting earned it the Best Musical Tony Award and the film based on the show won five Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra MacDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by more than 44 million viewers. Take down those old drapes and make some playclothes, boys and girls, because a brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical will launch at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons. Additional cities and casting will be announced at a later time. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a libretto by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound of Music tells the story of the musical von Trapp family and the nun who becomes their nanny and eventual step-mother. Set in Austria on the eve of World War II, the score includes favorites such as the title song, “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” This new production will feature scenic design by Douglas Schmidt, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Ken Travis. View Comments “The Sound of Music has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be: but it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever before,” said O’Brien, in a statement. “It’s no longer ‘your mother’s familiar’ Sound of Music we’re trotting out. We are tearing off the varnish of the past of one of the great, fresh glories of our theatre-going experience! This is an opportunity we’ve all longed to create!”last_img read more

Get a First Look at Jaime Camil as Billy Flynn in Chicago

first_imgJaime Camil and cast of ‘Chicago'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Ladies and gentleman, presenting the silver-tongued prince of the courtroom, the one, the only Billy Flynn! Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil has suited up to begin his stint as Chicago’s razzley-dazzley story swirler. He will play a limited engagement in the role beginning on May 31, and theater fans cannot wait for him to give us that old hocus pocus. Take a first look at Camil going full out Billy Flynn, and be sure to catch him in the toe-tapping revival at the Ambassador Theatre through July 3! Chicago Related Showscenter_img View Comments from $49.50last_img read more

04 Vegetable lessons

first_imgOne of the greatest restaurants I’ve ever eaten in is now gone.What made it great? You went in, sat down and ate what Mary had prepared that day. What the boat brought in, she fixed. And if the catch was poor, she would close up with a note on the door.I had to caution my new bride on the first visit that she didn’t want the chicken. Mary always had chicken, but only for those people who didn’t eat seafood.Maybe we all should take a page out of Mary’s playbook: Eat what’s in season. Most of the world does this.Citizens of this country are spoiled with all vegetables available all of the time.But what do we do? We complain all of the other 10 months about tomato flavor. Why do we expect a tomato that’s picked green in California, gassed with ethylene and in transit or storage for five days to taste like the one you bring in from your backyard plant for lunch?Until I was 12 years old, we didn’t have a “chain store.” The vegetables generally available were potatoes, cabbage, onions, garlic (yes, it’s a vegetable in our family) and occasionally carrots. During the growing season, tomatoes, squash or peppers would be displayed in a hamper by the door.Mainly we grew and ate fresh vegetables and canned what we didn’t eat fresh.Seasonality was important. We looked forward to that first tomato in the late spring as we ate canned tomato gravy with biscuits on cold, winter evenings.Vegetables still taste as good as they always did. We just have to raise them and consume them in their season. Don’t mess with Mother Nature. You know it’s not nice to do so.Eat what you have according to the season and cherish the moment.I think that’s the reason we used to line up at Mary’s Place. By Wayne McLaurin Georgia Extension Service Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 4 last_img read more

4th Family Accommodation Forum (FOS) this year in Zagreb

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Register your participation via online translation hereRelated news:DANIJELA ČAVLOVIĆ, HGK: WHILE WE ARE CONGRATULATED IN EUROPE, SOME PEOPLE IN CROATIA ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWTH OF PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONFAMILY MICRO ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TOURISM – A ISSUE OF SURVIVALBE A HOST IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, NOT REAL ESTATE AGENTS 4. Family Accommodation Forum (FOS) will be held on February 2, 3.2.2018. in the Congress Center of the Zagreb Fair organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.It is the largest annual gathering of family tourism aimed at education, presentation of innovations in legislation and networking of participants with exhibitors of products and services relevant to family accommodation, organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.During the two-day gathering, presentations on results, trends and innovations in legislation, expert panels, educational workshops on sales, marketing and quality improvement will be organized, as well as an exhibition space where participants will have the opportunity to network with exhibitors of products and services relevant to family accommodation. . As part of the Forum, an award ceremony will be held for the best micro and small entrepreneurs of family tourism in the action “Tourist flower – Quality for Croatia 2017.”last_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, June 11th for “Arts in the Garden” – the first Second Sunday event of the season. Second Sundays are an annual series of free summer events offered at the Governor’s Residence on the second Sunday of each month from June through September. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s Residence provides a unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the work of many of our inspiring and talented Pennsylvania artists,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sundays are also an excellent opportunity to visit and explore the Governor’s Residence and the exciting features that have been added to the grounds and gardens, including a newly-installed observation beehive.”During “Arts in the Garden” this Sunday, dancers from Rasika School of Dance will perform live at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the Hanover High School Steel Drum Band (Hanover Steel) will perform at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Artists from the Art Association of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will paint en plein air throughout the gardens. Representatives from Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center will provide fiber arts weaving demonstrations using different types of looms. Local potter and school teacher Erin Dean will provide pottery-making demonstrations using a spinning wheel, and local artist Marsha Souders will also provide demonstrations on techniques used to make clay monoprints. Face painting will be available for interested children throughout the afternoon.Governor’s Residence docents will be on hand to provide information as visitors are invited to explore the space and the gardens through self-guided tours. This event will also provide one of the last opportunities for the public to view the current art exhibit of works by former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of June. Irvis was the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction, and was also a prolific artist who created wood sculptures, abstract paintings, poetry, and other works of art during the latter half of the 20th Century.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. The dates and themes of the 2017 Second Sunday events are as follows:Sunday, June 11:      Arts in the GardenSunday, July 9:         Healthy Eating from the GardenSunday, August 13:  Creatures of the GardenSunday, Sept. 10:      Gallery WalkIn addition to Second Sunday events, docent-led tours of the Governor’s Residence and grounds are being offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between now and the end of June. Please note that reservations are required for guided tours, and can be made by calling the Residence at 717-772-9130.For more information about the Governor’s Residence, Second Sundays and other events, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 05, 2017last_img read more

Eco Wave Power Kicks Off Jaffa Port Project Assembly Phase

first_imgEco Wave Power has started the assembly phase of the hydraulic land-located conversion unit for its first grid connected installation in Israel. This will be the first time that wave energy will connect to the national electric grid in Israel and a special Feed in Tariff (FIT) will be determined for such purpose.“We are making significant progress towards our first grid connected installation in Israel with the commencement of the assembly works. This is our second grid connected installation in the world,” said Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power.The hydraulic works are expected to be finalized within 30 days. Once hydraulic works are finalized, Siemens will begin the electric installation works. Once the land located conversion unit is fully assembled, EWP will perform final testing by means of wave simulation. This implies simulating different working pressures to examine the proper system performance. When wave simulation testing is completed successfully, the conversion unit will be transferred to Jaffa Port, where it will be connected to 10 large scale floaters.Eco Wave Power is expected to initially install 1-2 large scale floaters, and after that install the full amount. The floaters are the largest in size that have been installed by EWP to date.In parallel, Eco Wave Power’s engineering team and the EDF Renewables IL engineering team are working on enhancing automation, control and monitoring system and jointly handling the required remaining licensing and the securing of the designated wave energy FIT.“In the management and development of this project, EWP has demonstrated agility and efficiency. We have finalized planning, engineering and the procurement phase for the installation of the power station within a short time-frame, and we are already commencing the exciting phase of assembly. I am very proud of our engineering department and our highly professional, top of the line subcontractors,” says Inna Braverman.The Jaffa Port power station is partially co-funded by the Ministry of Energy of Israel and by EDF Renewables IL, as part of the Joint venture agreement entered between the parties.last_img read more

Paradise lost for prospective Caribbean vacation-home buyers

first_img Share Share Share 25 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Paradise lost for prospective Caribbean vacation-home buyers by: – March 1, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet A recent Wall Street Journal article outlined the predicament of Mike Carretta who paid a deposit of US$1.4million at the Temenos resort in Anguilla.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday March 1, 2012 – Would-be Caribbean vacation-home buyers have paid about US$300million in deposits for vacation homes at six resort projects whose developers ran out of funds during construction as the economic downturn took its toll.The stalled projects include the Four Seasons in Barbados, the Westin Roco Ki in the Dominican Republic, and the Ritz-Carlton in the Turks and Caicos Islands. A seventh resort, the Viceroy Anguilla, was completed but foreclosed upon before villa sales closed.The would-be buyers, many of them from the United States, have been learning an expensive lesson: deposits in most Caribbean countries can be spent on construction rather than locked away in escrow. While acknowledging that the practice of using deposits for construction was highlighted in most sales contracts, buyers said they didn’t expect the projects to grind to a halt.Buyers, moreover, will not get their money refunded by the major hotel companies whose names are associated with the projects because the companies brand and manage the hotels, while developers sell the residences.Representatives for Four Seasons and Westin parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. have indicated their disappointment at the status of the projects. Starwood Hotels noted that hotel operators are not responsible for the overall development. The Four Seasons representative added that in order to protect its brand and any buyers of Four Seasons-branded residences, the company has set new conditions for prospective developers to meet.Buyers hope that the cash-strapped developers obtain new financing, or that a new investor steps in and returns their deposits, but Matt Norton, an attorney specializing in Caribbean resorts for U.S. law firm K&L Gates LLP is not optimistic.“Most villa buyers are hoping that a white knight will show up and finish their villa,” Norton says. “But the reality is that, with most of these guys, the money is gone.”Complicating matters, many of the developments have deteriorated, making restarting them expensive. Other considerations include the difficulty of obtaining debt financing and the fact that some of the developments are tied up in legal battles.These troubled projects have cast a pall over the business model that spurred one of the Caribbean’s largest resort development waves in recent years. “That model is dead for the next three to five years,” said Rick Newton, founding partner of Resort Capital Partners LLC, an investment advisor specializing in Caribbean lodging.The issue was brought into focus in a Wall Street Journal article that also outlined the predicaments of Mike Carretta and Richard Cichanowicz who paid deposits of US$1.4million at the Temenos resort in Anguilla, and US$675,000 at the Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort in the Dominican Republic, respectively.Carretta, a New Jersey advertising executive, said: “I had never purchased an island home before and should have been more careful.”Cichanowicz, a Virginia program manager, said: “We had visions of family vacations and inviting friends there. All of that has just been put on hold, seemingly indefinitely.”By Valerie JonesCaribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Vote now on your favorite Christmas tree

first_imgVersailles, IN—Main Street Versailles is holding its 1st Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and voting has started!  The trees, decorated by local businesses and organizations, are displayed in the windows on the town square and you can vote at G.H. Coffee Company, Pat’s Bulk Food, 1st Main Street Pub, and Versailles Town Hall.  One vote per location per day so you can vote for your favorite tree up to 4 times each day by visiting each voting location.  The contest ends at 5 pm on December 7th and the winner will be announced at the tree lighting at the Holiday Affair on the Square.So go vote for your favorite tree and join us on December 7th at the Holiday Affair to see who wins!last_img read more

Franklin County Sees First Suspected COVID-19 Related Death

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – Franklin County Health Officials announced today the first known suspected novel coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of a Franklin County citizen. The person, a male in his 60’s, has been in the care of doctors at an Indiana hospital since March 13th. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. Hospital officials notified the FranklinCounty Health Department today of the person’s death.Officials emphasized the importance of all citizens doing their part to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in our community who might be more vulnerable. Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website at for more information, including frequently asked questions about COVID-19.last_img read more

Liverpool not thinking about ‘Invincibles’ repeat, Klopp says

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has brushed aside comparisons to Arsenal’s famous “Invincibles’’ squad and urged his players to focus solely on Saturday’s English Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur.Victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will take Liverpool’s points tally to 61 from 21 matches. This will be 12 points more than Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at the same stage in 2003-04 when they completed an entire season unbeaten. Liverpool are also unbeaten so far this season and 13 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. But Klopp said he would not allow his players to get distracted by the prospect of setting new benchmarks. “The only thing I can say is if we thought about any kind of record, we would not have won the number of games we have won so far. That’s it,” Klopp told a news conference on Friday. “I think in sport —- and you probably have to ask other teams who have done it before —- they have never set a record because they wanted to set a record. “It just happened because of being focused on each step we make and that is what we have to do. “My problem at this moment is Tottenham, the way they play, the way we think they will play and all that stuff. That’s the only thing I am concerned about. Nothing else.” Klopp confirmed playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri is fit and available for selection this weekend but ruled out injured midfielders James Milner and Naby Keita .Tags: Arsene WengerJurgen KloppLiverpoolNaby KeitaTottenham HotspurXherdan Shaqirilast_img read more