Quvenzhane Wallis & Co. Perform ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’ Live

first_imgUhm, not gonna lie, the hard knock life looks pretty fun. On November 24’s Dancing With the Stars, Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis and a host of bopping youngsters hit the stage for a performance of the toe-tapping orphan anthem. Who wouldn’t want to use a broom as a musical instrument while having a pillow fight?! Although we’ll hold out on all the cleaning if that’s alright. Check out the clip below, and catch Annie in movie theaters on December 19! View Commentslast_img

Beth Leavel Will Join Laura Osnes & Corey Cott in Bandstand

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Tony winner Beth Leavel will get back into the swing of things and reprise her performance in Bandstand when it transfers to Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler and starring two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, tickets are now on sale for the Paper Mill Playhouse production, which will begin previews on March 31, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.Along with Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Mrs. Adams, the company will also include Paper Mill stars Joe Carroll (Cinderella) on drums as Johnny Simpson, Brandon James Ellis (Once) on bass as Davy Zlatic, Nate Hopkins on sax as Jimmy Campbell, Geoff Packard (Matilda) on trombone as Wayne Wright and Joey Pero on trumpet as Nick Radel.Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. When a national radio contest to find America’s next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wise-cracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart. Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.With music by Richard Oberacker, and a book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor, the original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members.The Color Purple is currently running at the Jacobs, where it is set to shutter on January 8, 2017. Laura Osnes View Comments Star Filescenter_img Related Shows Beth Leavel(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Bandstandlast_img read more

America has a history of backing despots

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn Vice President Pence’s address to one of the most right leaning organizations in this country, CPAC, one of the others being the NRA, he claimed, rightfully so, that the United States doesn’t stand with murderous dictatorships; we stand up to them, referring to North Korea. That’s certainly an admirable position. But by feeding these organizations the “red meat,” the Trump administration feels it needs to placate the base. We have neglected our history in dealing with and supporting despotic, tyrannical and murderous regimes. I don’t expect Donald Trump to have much interest or knowledge of history, so let me give a few examples of the rogue nations we have supported or turned a blind eye to because it suited our needs. First and foremost is Russia under Stalin, who had millions of his citizens sent to the gulag. How about Chile, where we had a democratically elected leader, Salvador Allende, removed in favor of a military dictator, Gen. Pinochet? Next, I might mention Iran, where we and the British installed Shah Pahlavi in support of our and their oil needs. We all know how that turned out. I could go on, but on the chance Mr. Trump reads The Gazette, I wanted to keep this within his intellectual capacity to absorb.James BrodieSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musiclast_img read more

Howard Group’s Mermaid Beach development is a popular draw for locals after space

first_imgElysium, 13 Montana Rd.MERMAID Beach locals are targeting the suburb’s latest beachside development, Elysium, with three luxury units sold since construction began two weeks ago.Developed by the Howard Group, the site at 13 Montana Rd will have nine three-bedroom and four bathroom apartments.Elysium, 13 Montana Rd.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMark Howard, of the Howard Group, said the apartments were designed to offer the best in beachside living.“We have designed the units to be the equivalent size of a single block in Mermaid Beach,” he said. “There are also no columns in the open spaced floor plan, it is just a wide open space.”Designed by BDA Architects, the project offers views over the park to Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.Mr Howard said most inquiries were coming from Mermaid Beach residents wanting to downsize to a luxury apartment. He said there was also interest from buyers down south.“It is a 50m walk to the beach and it as close as you can get,” he said.Elysium, 13 Montana Rd.Apartments are priced from $1.795 million and residents will be able to move into their home by next April.Ron London from London Estate Agents and Sotheby’s agent Kerry-Jayne Broad are marketing the development.last_img read more

UK Law Commission presenting ‘false dichotomy’ over ESG, passive investing

first_imgThe group noted that passive investors could use indices based around ESG principles to reduce their ESG risks, and that it was a “false dichotomy to contrast ESG investing with passive investing”.“The choice for most pension funds will not be simply to ‘consider ESG factors’ or ‘not consider ESG factors’ and then seek out products accordingly,” the consultation added.“Rather, ESG capability should be one of the range of criteria on which potential fund managers are judged during manager selection, alongside other criteria such as cost.”ShareAction argued that trustees should not feel obliged to maximise returns at all costs, and that the purpose of the pension fund was rather to provide a pension income that would provide a “decent standard of living”.“Arguably, pension funds, like charities, should not be obliged to invest in ways that directly undermine the underlying purpose of their trust,” it added.The group further argued that there would be a benefit in “clarifying and strengthening” the duties of all investment intermediaries in the investment chain, and said this could ideally occur through changes to legislation.However, it added: “We do not suggest a wholesale codification or reform of the general law of fiduciary duties.”Catherine Howarth, chief executive of ShareAction, said the Commission had the opportunity to “set the record straight” on trustee duties.“We worry that, without a clarification in statute, the Law Commission’s findings will have limited positive impact on investor behaviour,” she said.The head of the London School of Economics’ Sustainable Finance Project previously warned IPE of the problems associated with a codification of fiduciary duties, noting it was difficult to lay down “hard and fast” rules that would endure for decades.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to ShareAction’s consultation response The UK’s Law Commission should be careful not to present environmental, social and governance (ESG) based investing as incompatible with a passive, index-tracking approach, ShareAction has warned.The lobby group was further critical of the Commission viewing ESG as a style of investing, rather than a set of criteria to be employed across all asset classes, and that the interpretation – presented in its recent consultation paper on the fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries – focused “almost exclusively” on stock selection, overlooking issues of engagement.In its response to the Commission’s consultation, ShareAction said the interpretation of ESG matters would lead to the assumption that only active managers could employ an ESG approach.“As a result, the consultation paper gives the impression that trustees face a one-off choice whether to ‘take an ESG approach’, and that ‘choosing’ this style of investing is likely to be inappropriate for many funds, particularly those seeking to reduce costs,” it said.last_img read more

4,000 bikers join advocacy ride in NegOcc

first_imgAround 3,000 bikers rode towardsHinigaran, Negros Occidental in the third year, and last year, 3,500 bikersjoined the ride to Bago City. Seruelo said the provincial governmentadvocates the use of bikes for zero carbon emission to reduce airpollution.  Bikers from various cities andprovinces in the Visayas joined the tour. Most participants came from Bacolodand other towns and cities in Negros Occidental while others were from Iloilo,Guimaras, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol with The Firefly Brigade from MetroManila. During the ride, bikers will havestop-overs in the boundary of Valladolid and San Enrique towns and also inHinigaran, Negros Occidental before proceeding to the Himamaylan City Hallgrounds.   The most disciplined group will getP15,000 while the team with the most number of women bikers, P5,000. The oldestbiker will also receive P5,000. PEMO information officer Olive Seruelosaid hours before the 5 p.m. registration deadline on Saturday, a total of3,898 bikers have already confirmed their participation. Seruelo said since the Tour ofFireflies started five years ago in Negros Occidental, the number ofparticipants increased each year.  “Fireflies are indicators of clean airand right now, most fireflies can be found only in the upland areas,” sheadded. BACOLOD City – Around 4,000 bikerstraversed the 78-km route from this city to the southern city of Himamaylan inNegros Occidental during the 5th Tour of the Fireflies.  The 5th Tour of Fireflies wasspearheaded by the City Government of Himamaylan, in partnership with theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment andNatural Resources Office Negros Occidental, the mountain bikers group MTBNegros, and the provincial government.(Witha report from PNA/PN) Photo Courtesy of August Guillem Olvido Cash prizes will be given to the mostnumber of uniformed participants. The top winner will get P25,000; second,P20,000; third, P15,000; fourth, P10,000; and fifth, P5,000. The sixth to the10th placer will receive P2,000 each.      The advocacy ride for clean air, roadsharing and discipline was part of the 15th Provincial Wildlife Month Festivalorganized by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) and itsvarious partners on Nov. 24.     During the first edition when bikersconverged in Manapla, Negros Occidental, 800 have participated and during thesecond year in Cadiz City, around 2,000 of them have joined. last_img read more

Keith Savage Named GSC Player of the Week

first_imgKeith Savage Named GSC Player of the Week Aug. 31, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Keith Savage has picked up where he left off last season by accumulating the awards. Savage ended the 2006 season by earning six postseason awards including becoming the first Argonauts to be named to the NSCAA/adidas All-American first team. Thus far the 2007 season has seen much of the same as Savage earned his second career Gulf South Conference Player of the Week award following an impressive week of four goals in two matches.In the season opener against Metro State, the Gulf Breeze, Fla., native score the only goal for West Florida’s during their 2-1 loss. During the match Savage put up three total shots, two on goal, and scored in the 82nd minute.Savage followed that up, netting a hat trick in UWF’s 9-1 victory over Georgia Southwestern. The senior opened the game scoring the first two goals for the Argonauts and finished the hat trick in the first minutes of the second half.The four goals, gives Savage 37 on his career and 90 points, both good for fourth in West Florida school history.Next up for Savage and the Argonauts is Tampa University on Friday Night at the Spartan’s home field, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. CT. Argonaut fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” at goargos.com on the Men’s Soccer home page. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Kathyleen Combs Ward, 61

first_imgKathyleen Combs Ward, 61, of Greensburg, passed away on August 16, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1958, in Decatur County the daughter of Curtis, Sr. and Sarah Combs. Kathyleen was a 1976 graduate of South Decatur High School and a 1981 graduate of Ivy Tech. She was a music minister for over 36 years for the Free Methodist Church and was a music teacher. Kathyleen was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Salvation Army, and the Red Hats Society. She played music for over 50 years with her dad where they traveled all over the state and for over 20 years with her whole family.Survivors include: Husband- Ronnie Ward; Son- Jeffery (Cierra) Ward; Brother- Curtis (Jannie) Combs, Jr.; Sisters- Rosalia (David) Young; Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith; and Donna S. Mitchel; Nephews- Jason (Debbie) Young, Jacob Young, Andrew Galbraith, Sonny James (Allison) Mitchell, Jonathon (Sarah) Galbraith, William (Kellie) Galbraith, Curtis Combs III, and Victor Combs; Nieces- Jeanine Dale and Maria Annette Combs. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Nephew- Jordan Dale, and Great Nephew- Chase Galbraith.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 am also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Union Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon’s. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

PVC names baseball, softball, tennis all-stars

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has announced its all-stars for baseball, softball and tennis for the spring season, and Hancock County is well-represented.Class C BaseballFrom the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Tyler Maguire, Josh Gray, Asher Bowden and Carter DeRedin were named to the first team, Jack Cyr and Jake Gauvin to the second team and Mike Cowing was named Coach of the Year.From the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Finn McMahon-Allwine was named to the first team and Anthony Bianco and Kelsey Allen to the second team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJacob Shorey was a first team selection from the Sumner Tigers and Issiac Christiansen received honorable mention.Class C SoftballAlanna Davis, Kim Nason, Debbie Wight, Bri Bires and Sami Goode earned first team honors and Tyler Dupont was named to the second team from the Bucksport Golden Bucks.From the Sumner Tigers, Jennie Daley was named to the first team.Class D SoftballFrom the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Katie Haskell, Morgan Shepard and Abby Knowlton earned first team honors.Class B Boys’ TennisLuke Horton of the Mount Desert Island Trojans was named Player of the Year.From the Ellsworth Eagles, Evan Toothaker and the doubles duo of Anthony Gardner and Jarred Whitney were named to the first team, and the doubles pairing of John Fendl and Kyle Lima to the second team.From Ellsworth, Ben Haslam earned second team honors in singles and coach Brian Higgins shared Coach of the Year honors.Class B Girls’ TennisFrom MDI, Madeline Cook was named Co-Player of the Year, the doubles duo of Sierra Bloom and Mackenzie Myers earned first team honors and coach Ben Rowell was named Coach of the Year.From Ellsworth, Olivia Mora and the doubles pairing of Lauren Hale and Josie Schmale were named to the second team.Class C Boys’ TennisFrom the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Alex Heilner was named player of the year and the doubles duo of Ed Lameyer and Luke Theoharidis were named to the first team; Tate Yoder and the duo of Tim Dentino and Beowulf were named to the second team; and Nate Boechat received honorable mention.From Sumner, Shamus Russet was named a third team all-star.Class C Girls’ TennisFrom GSA, Charlotte Reiter and the duo of Adrian Van der Eb and Madi Politte were named to the first team, and Maggie Keating was named to the second team and Sophia Chen was named third team honors.From the Sumner Tigers, Hannah Fleming was named to the second team, Tianah Johnson to the third team and Phoebe Herrington received honorable mention. First team honors went to Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner in doubles.From the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Allison Cormier was named to the third team.Boys’ All-academic honors went to Luke Krebs, Teryn Miller and Sam Walker of MDI; Jinran Tian, Tianjian Yuan and Xingjian Gong of GSA; and Nick Dunham, Douglas Heanssler and Andrew Turner of DI-Stonington.Girls’ All-academic honors went to Madeline Cook and Sierra Bloom of MDI; Charlotte Reiter of GSA; Sequoia Johnson of Sumner; and Megan Weed and Sasha Zembrusky of DI-Stonington.An Earlier version of this article excluded Ben Haslam, Coach Brian Higgins both of Ellsworth, Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner and Sophia Chen of GSA.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Biolast_img read more