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Road Trip! Meet Julia Stiles & James Wirt, Stars of Phoenix

first_img Related Shows Grab your trail mix and your iPod, because we’re going on a road trip to Phoenix! The new dark romantic comedy by Scott Organ begins performances July 28, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt. Directed by Jennifer DeLia, the play tells the story of Bruce (Wirt), who follows Sue (Stiles) 4,000 miles from New York to Phoenix after having a one-night-stand. Stiles, Wirt and DeLia took a break from rehearsal to meet the press and take a few company snapshots. Check out this Hot Shot of the stars, then see Phoenix at off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre! View Comments Phoenix Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014last_img read more

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Your Favorite Kristin Chenoweth Roles, Ranked

first_img(Photos: ABC, Bruce Glikas, Joan Marcus & Disney) April Rhodes, Glee Lily St. Regis, Annie Cunegonde, Candide View Comments Glinda, Wicked Marian Paroo, The Music Man Olive Snook, Pushing Daisies Wicked Sally, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Browncenter_img Related Shows Maleficent, The Descendants The very, very popular Kristin Chenoweth celebrated her birthday this weekend, and whether you honored the Tony winner with a slice of cake, Cheno-focused YouTube spiral or hangin’ out with some bunnies, the rejoicifying shows no sign of stopping! The stage and screen fave has a number of projects in the works, from returning to her pageant roots as Miss Baltimore Crabs (a.k.a. Velma Von Tussle) in the highly anticipated Hairspray Live! broadcast to recently leading that all-star reading of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Cheno also kicked off her birthday weekend with revealing that she will play Easter (yup, like the holiday) in Starz’s upcoming series American Gods; based on author Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, the show is slated for 2017. While we get amped for KC’s upcoming roles, we asked you guys to take a look back at your favorite ones. From Wicked’s Glinda the Good to Glee’s sassy April Rhodes, check out your top 10! Fran Kubelik, Promises, Promises Lily Garland, On the Twentieth Century from $95.00 Star Files Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

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Clovers & Company turns 30

first_imgOver the years, members of Clovers & Company, Georgia 4-H’s performing arts group, have included young adults who went on to become award-winning singers and songwriters, Broadway performers, lawyers and teachers. In celebration of their many successes, Clovers & Company will hold a 30th Anniversary Concert March 19 at 7 p.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.Prepared Sugarland starClovers & Company alumni include Jennifer Nettles, lead singer of the country group Sugarland. Nettles performed with Clovers & Company from 1986 to 1993. She has received three Grammys, multiple awards in country music and produced several singles, including a Billboard No. 1 hit duet with Jon Bon Jovi called “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” The country singer/songwriter credits her Clovers’ experience for preparing her for future performances, including performing in front of 800,000 people at President Barack Obama’s inauguration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “That was a piece of cake because I had all of this experience to pull from and draw from,” Nettles said. “And nothing is scarier than being a teenager walking out in front of other teenagers.”Songwriters and Broadway performersAnother Clovers & Company alumnus is Hillary Lindsey, who received a Grammy for writing Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 hit “Jesus Take the Wheel.” Lindsey has also written songs for Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. Three Broadway performers, one former Mickey Mouse Club member, one recording studio owner and one movie actress also emerged from Clovers & Company. Other alumni have released CDs, worked with church music ministries, become band directors or used their confidence gained from performing arts in other fields of work. Dedicated and hard-workingFounded in 1980, Clovers & Company is the longest running and most successful 4-H performing arts group in the country. The production crew, stage cast and band members are 4-H’ers from across Georgia. They range in age from 10 to 18. Competition to become a cast member is very keen. Georgia 4-H’ers travel to Rock Eagle each June to perform a two-minute presentation with the hopes of earning a coveted spot in the cast.The group performs several times throughout the year, with at least one out-of-state performance. “They have to be dedicated and willing to work as a team,” said Cheryl Varnadoe, show coordinator and assistant show director. “It also requires a lot of support from parents and 4-H agents.” Parental support has been essential in the success of Clovers & Company and 4-H staff support ensures that financial need does not prevent a child from participating. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of costumes and 4-H agents work together to plan carpooling for rides to auditions, rehearsals and performances.For more information on Clovers & Company, call the Georgia 4-H office at 706-542-4444.last_img read more

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Longtime Vermont Chamber President Christopher Barbieri Resigns to Become Pacific Rim International Trade Liaison

first_imgVermont Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Carl Spangler announced on April 15 that Christopher Barbieri, Vermont Chamber President, is resigning his position effective November 1, 2003.Barbieri has been the leader of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce for 33 years. “It is with mixed emotions that I admit that as time moves on, there are other experiences and interests I want to pursue,” Barbieri wrote today in an open letter to all Vermont Chamber members. “With my years of experience, I look forward to expanding economic opportunities for Vermont in the rapidly growing regions of Asia and the Pacific Rim.”Barbieri will be relocating to Shanghai as the Vermont Chamber’s International Trade Liaison in Asia. He will be responsible for fostering trade relations between Vermont businesses and businesses from Taiwan, Mainland China, and Hong Kong.Vermont Chamber Board Chair Carl Spangler stated: “It is with deep regret that I accept Chris’ resignation. In his many years of dedication, Chris has grown the Vermont Chamber to be what it is today: the leading statewide business lobby, the organizer of the largest business trade show in Northern New England, the dominant voice of the travel and tourism industry, and the force behind the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership. He has shown tireless determination in developing a powerful international trade effort.”Barbieri stated that he is “especially proud of the growth in members, resources, and programs that together we have developed over my many years as President.” He thanked the Vermont Chamber voluntary leadership team of officers and Board of Directors, the outstanding staff, and Vermont Chamber members.“This is an opportunity that I have dreamed about for a number of years,” Barbieri concluded.A national search for a new President will soon be underway.last_img read more

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More problems for troubled Atlantic Coast Pipeline

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Rocky Mount Telegram:A planned interstate natural gas pipeline through Nash County may have run its course before any fuel has flowed.In a case of bad news coming in threes, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline recently has been downgraded as an investment, taken the brunt of a scathing environmental report and got trounced in a federal lawsuit by a local farmer. The now-struggling 600-mile pipeline project would carry natural gas from a fracking site in West Virginia to North Carolina.Moody’s Investors Service has changed its rating of the pipeline project to credit negative due to the project’s latest increases in costs and delays in construction. “As cost estimates continue to rise and as the completion date is pushed further out, Dominion’s path for financial improvement is starting to look more uncertain,” said Moody’s Vice President Ryan Wobbrock.A late-January report titled “The Vanishing Need for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline” contends that diminishing consumer demand and more affordable renewables have cast doubt on the overall feasibility and profitability of the pipeline. There’s a growing risk that the pipeline won’t be able to recover costs from rate-paying customers, according to the report released by the pro-environmentalist Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Oil Change International“The demand outlook for gas has changed dramatically since the project’s inception and much of the original justification for the pipeline has evaporated,” said Cathy Kunkel, IEEFA energy analyst and co-author of the report.The pipeline — a joint venture of energy companies Duke Energy and Dominion — was approved in October 2017 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Originally believed to cost $5.1 billion, projections have been raised by about 30 percent to $6.5 billion to $7 billion, excluding financing costs, according to the report.More: Pipeline hits new setbacks More problems for troubled Atlantic Coast Pipelinelast_img read more

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Central Islip Man Posed as Cabbie, Raped Woman, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Central Islip man has been accused of raping a 22-year-old woman after posing a taxi cab driver to lure the victim into his vehicle in Patchogue, Suffolk County police said.Adil Raja was charged with first-degree rape hours after the alleged attack occurred over the weekend.Police said the 22-year-old suspect was driving a green Lincoln when he approached the victim, who was walking at the corner of Bay Avenue and Main Street, indicated that he was a taxi driver and offered her a ride at 4 a.m.The woman accepted and asked the Raja to drive her to a nearby store, but Raja instead took the woman to a different location, flashed a bb gun and sexually assaulted her in the back of the vehicle, police said.Afterward, the woman got out of the vehicle and called 911, police said. Officers stopped a vehicle matching the description shortly later and the victim identified the driver, Raja, as her alleged attacker, police said.Suffolk County Judge Jennifer Henry set bail for Raja at $250,000 cash or $750,000 bond. He is due back in court on Thursday.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have been a victim to a similar incident to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

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Biden wins Michigan, fueled by high turnout in Detroit.

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the state of Michigan, clawing back another state that was long part of the Democratic Party’s bulwark in the industrial North until President Trump narrowly prevailed four years ago.Mr. Biden’s path to the presidency is now clearer: After being declared the winner in Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday, he now needs to win Arizona and Nevada to amass enough electoral votes to become the next president. And he is leading in both states.- Advertisement – With Wisconsin already in Mr. Biden’s column, victory in Michigan would give the former vice president enough votes in the Electoral College to become the next president, assuming that he also remains ahead in Arizona and Nevada.Mr. Biden’s narrow win in Michigan — he was ahead of Mr. Trump by about 67,000 votes, or roughly one percentage point as of late Wednesday afternoon — was the product of extremely high turnout in Detroit, where an underwhelming performance with African Americans in 2016 helped doom Hillary Clinton. Mr. Biden also benefited from a surge of support in the economically and racially diverse suburbs north of the city. Mr. Trump was also the beneficiary of an energized base of support, which turned out for him in larger numbers than 2016, but it was not enough to outpace Mr. Biden.- Advertisement – Michigan became a place of intense interest for the Biden and Trump campaigns in the final days of the race, with its mix of working class industry towns, well-heeled suburbs, white, Black, urban and rural putting it in play for both parties. Mr. Trump held three rallies over two days in the some of the state’s more conservative areas, reflecting his reliance on his white, working class base.But in many of the suburban areas that previously helped put him over the top, Michiganders this year soured on the president and gave Mr. Biden an edge that Mrs. Clinton did not have in 2016. In bellwether Macomb County, for instance, Mr. Trump is ahead by eight points this year, after winning it by more than 11 points four years ago.In Oakland County, the state’s second largest and a Republican stronghold not long ago, Mr. Biden’s win was nothing short of a blowout. He was ahead by 14 points, indicative of a larger shift underway in American suburbs as the Trump presidency has created a aversion to the Republican Party. In 2016, Mrs. Clinton won Oakland County by 8 points. – Advertisement – Still, the Biden victory was not without red flags for Democrats in a state that remains very much on a knife’s edge politically. In the race for Senate, Democrats did not expect their first-term incumbent, Gary Peters, to be within a few thousand votes of losing — a development that could leave Democrats with no net gain of seats in the upper chamber this year if he is defeated in his race against John James, a 39-year-old combat veteran and businessman the Republican Party invested in heavily. Mr. Peters pulled slightly ahead late Wednesday as more votes from Detroit were processed, but that race has not been called. – Advertisement – And Mr. Biden’s thin margin was not as large as Democrats had predicted — nor did it point to the friendly atmosphere for the party that public polls suggested.last_img read more

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CDC sets rules for handling 1918 flu virus

first_img “We’ve learned why this virus was so deadly and we know it’s easily transmitted from person to person,” CDC Director Julie Gerberding said in a news release. “But there is a lot we don’t know so it’s only logical that we take immediate steps to regulate this virus as a select agent as an added way to protect the public.” The designation means scientists and laboratories that want to work with the virus must register with the CDC and ensure that they can handle the virus safely and in accord with government guidelines, the CDC said. A group of scientists appointed from several federal agencies had unanimously recommended designation of the 1918 virus as a select agent, the CDC said. Using molecular biology techniques, CDC scientists subsequently reconstructed the virus. Two weeks ago they reported that the reassembled virus was highly lethal to mice and that it grew explosively in lab cultures of human lung cells. See also: The CDC statement did not specify which of the four formal levels of biological security (biosafety, or BSL) will be required for labs handling the virus, but Skinner called it “3-plus.” He said, “It was worked on here at CDC at 3-plus, which meant that all the BSL-3 level conditions were met and also enhanced measures were taken in regard to air filtration as well as the fact that the laboratorians were required to shower out before leaving the lab space.” The CDC published the select agent classification in yesterday’s Federal Register. Under the rule, parties that possess, use, or transfer the virus or its eight key gene segments must register with the CDC. “People, labs, and other facilities that work with select agents are required to ensure that they can safely handle the virus as outlined in the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th edition,” the CDC said. The 1918 pandemic killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. In recent years scientists succeeded in recovering fragments of the 1918 virus from the frozen body of a victim in Alaska and from preserved tissue samples from a US soldier who died in the pandemic. Those materials were used to sequence the virus’s genome.center_img “In addition, they are required to increase safeguards and security measures for the virus, including controlling access, screening personnel, and maintaining records to be included in a national database with records from others registered.” The designation means background checks on people working with the virus will be required, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner told CIDRAP News. Disease experts fear that the H5N1 avian flu virus now endemic in parts of Asia and moving into Europe may trigger a human flu pandemic that could echo the 1918 event. The CDC said the 1918 virus was reconstructed to help public health officials prepare for the threat of a new pandemic, to learn what made the virus so harmful, and to help develop better flu drugs and vaccines. Oct 5, 2005, CIDRAP News Story “Scientists recreate 1918 flu virus, see parallels with H5N1” The virus now is one of 42 agents and toxins classified as select agents under the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, the CDC said. Other select agents include the pathogens that cause smallpox, Ebola fever, anthrax, plague, and tularemia, as well as botulinum toxin. Oct 21, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recently reconstructed the 1918 pandemic influenza virus for research purposes, has classified the virus as a “select agent,” imposing special rules on groups that handle it.last_img read more

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Kabola Winery won the prestigious Luxury Travel Guide award

first_imgLuxury Travel Guide, an influential global platform that represents an exclusive tourist offer from all over the world, annually awards the best tourist products in Europe, America, Australia and Asia and Africa and the Middle East, with special emphasis on companies and to real little pearls that give visitors a luxurious and special experience.The team of experts singles out the world’s best hotels, spas, golf clubs – the best of what is offered today in the world of the tourism sector, and the criteria by which the expert jury is guided when selecting winners in all categories are innovation, design, gastronomic excellence, top service , well-designed marketing and branding, specialty, location.That’s right Istrian winery Kabola  won the Luxury Lifestyle Award in the category  Traditional Wine Maker of the Year – the best winemaker of the year.Kabola Winery  won this significant award because of the top wines that the owner Marino Markežić gives his personal signature to, as well as because of the beauty of the destination, thoughtful strategic communication and marketing and brand presentation, as pointed out by Luxury Travel Guide .” The winners of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards are the best in their categories, so this award is a truly great achievement that the winners should rightly be proud of. This year we had a large number of nominated companies and thus strong competition in each category. All award winners passed. “The same, strict evaluation criteria are implemented by our experts. This year, as in previous years, only the best companies and individuals leave with one of these prestigious awards, ” said John Hart of Luxury Travel Guide.All winners are enrolled in a special guide that will be seen by more than 500,000 readers, available in airport lounges around the world as well as on cruise ships, hotels and through selected tourist boards.last_img read more

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China to test entire city in ‘five days’ after six virus cases

first_imgFive districts will be tested “within three days” and the whole city “within five days”, the statement said. However, officials did not give a precise figure on how many people would be tested.China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said over 140,000 employees of “medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel” have already been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.In June, large areas of the capital Beijing were subject to mass tests after the city of more than 20 million detected virus cases linked to a food market.China has bounced back since the virus emerged late last year and forced widespread lockdowns that hammered the world’s second-largest economy.Hundreds of millions travelled across China for the ‘Golden Week’ holiday last week as the country edges back to growth, while rapid tests and swift lockdowns have tamped down secondary waves of the virus.China is also desperate to be first to conjure up a coronavirus vaccine, with several companies in final-stage trials.Although unproven, vaccines have already been administered to hundreds of thousands of key workers and soldiers as China seizes the pandemic narrative to show off the country’s resilience and the Communist government’s ability to handle the crisis. Topics : China aims to test more than nine million residents of the port city of Qingdao within five days following a minor coronavirus outbreak, health officials said Monday, the first mass testing in months.The country where the virus first emerged has largely controlled its outbreak, cutting a stark contrast to many parts of the world still afflicted by rolling lockdowns and high case numbers.On Sunday, six cases were confirmed in Qingdao — a northeastern city of 9.4 million — originating in a hospital, the Qingdao municipal health commission said in a statement on Monday.last_img read more

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