Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Broadway Dad Is Your Favorite?

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is nuts about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Father’s Day is just around the corner (yep, it’s not too late to buy your dad that tie clip he’s always wanted), so this week, we’re asking you to name your favorite dad character in a Broadway show. Rank your top 10 favorites! Broadway.com Video Producer Anthony “Hootz” Taylor posted his list of top 10 picks here.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!last_img read more

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Revival of 42nd Street Will Shuffle Into West End

first_img View Comments 42nd Street Gone are your blues and gone are your tears; we’ve got good news to shout in your ears!  42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is heading to London’s West End. Directed by the show’s author, Mark Bramble, the revival will begin performances on March 20, 2017, officially opening on April 4 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.42nd Street features a book by Michael Stewart and Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…The musical’s numbers include “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and “42nd Street.”42nd Street will feature set design by Douglas W Schmidt and costumes by Roger Kirk.The original 1981 Broadway production of the tuner won the Tony for Best Musical and the 1984 London incarnation won the Olivier for Best New Musical. Further information and casting will be announced later.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will close at the Drury Lane on January 7.last_img read more

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Forest Service Issues Warning About Black Bears in Pisgah National Forest

first_imgKeep your dog on a leash in areas where bears are reported. If you notice a bear nearby, pack up your food and trash immediately and vacate the area as soon as possible.If a bear approaches, move away slowly; do not run. Get into a vehicle or a secure building.If necessary, attempt to scare the animal away with loud shouts, by banging pans together, or throwing rocks and sticks at it. The large number of bear sightings and encounters in the past few years has led to required use of bear-proof canisters in the Shining Rock and Black Balsam areas. Backcountry users must use commercially-made canisters constructed of solid, non-pliable material manufactured for the specific purpose of resisting entry by bears. Do not store food in tents.Properly store food and scented items, like toothpaste, by using a bear-proof container, or leaving them in your vehicle.  (Many toiletries that seem to have little to no odor can still attract bears.)Clean up food or garbage around fire rings, grills, or other areas of your campsite.Do not leave food unattended.Never run away from a bear-back away slowly and make lots of noise.  To avoid bear attacks, experts recommend the following: Visitors are encouraged to prevent bear interactions by practicing these additional safety tips: If you are attacked by a black bear, try to fight back using any object available. Act aggressively and intimidate the bear by yelling and waving your arms. Playing dead is not appropriate. Black bears look for food that campers and trail users bring on their trips.  While black bear attacks on people are rare, such attacks have resulted in human fatalities. Photo of black bear by heckepics courtesy of Getty Images The Pisgah National Forest warns visitors to North Mills River, Bent Creek Experimental Forest, and Black Balsam and surrounding areas on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears. On the Grandfather Ranger District, bears have also been active at Table Rock and the Old Fort Picnic Area.last_img read more

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Navy’s Most Advanced Warship USS Zumwalt Visits Mayport

first_imgBy USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Public Affairs November 15, 2016 The U.S. Navy’s most technologically advanced warship, guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Mayport, Florida, for a port visit Oct. 25 after a period of operations in the Atlantic Ocean. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation, multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available. Mayport marks Zumwalt’s fifth port visit after departing the Bath Iron Works shipyard Sept. 7. The ship was commissioned Oct. 15 in a ceremony in Baltimore, during which Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the principal address to more than 7,000 guests. “We arrived in Mayport after a highly successful commissioning week in Baltimore,” said Capt. James A. Kirk, commanding officer of Zumwalt. “The crew has performed superbly through a period of at-sea operations and testing, and will now get a chance to experience the hospitality and professionalism of Mayport Naval Station and the surrounding community.” The ship’s crew members will conduct maintenance and training while moored in Mayport, but will also get a chance to enjoy liberty and recreational events. “Mayport has a strong legacy of support to the Navy,” Capt. Kirk commented on the significance of Zumwalt’s inaugural visit to the coastal community. “It is one that I have experienced firsthand over several tours of duty, and we are fortunate to have the chance to visit and experience the unique and diverse culture of Florida.” The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing the Navy to evolve with new systems and missions. It does all of this while maintaining its stealth — making this visually-imposing ship difficult to find whether close to the shore or far out to sea. While in port, Zumwalt Sailors will conduct tours and engagements with other Mayport surface ships from U.S. 4th Fleet. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase this fine vessel to our shipmates here in Mayport, and to interact with the tremendous community that supports a vital component of our surface fleet,” said Capt. Kirk. Zumwalt embodies the legacy of warfighting excellence and innovation of Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., a veteran of World War II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. He exemplified honor, courage, and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service. Believing it was his job to “modernize and humanize” the Navy, Adm. Zumwalt chose to embrace change and to lead it from within. Adm. Zumwalt was a social reformer who was devoted to Sailors and creating an environment where everyone was treated equally — a legacy that can that can be seen today in the diversity of the fleet. His “one Navy” mentality reminds today’s Sailors that taking care of our warfighters ensures the Navy remains tough, bold, and ready. “Words cannot express my gratitude for the work the Zumwalt crew has performed over the past six months,” said Capt. Kirk. “They have demonstrated superb technical expertise, teamwork, and toughness, and are now proud plankowners of a commissioned warship proudly serving in the fleet.” Zumwalt will challenge adversaries and their way of thinking about how the U.S. employs forces, providing an asymmetric advantage. Working with Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, littoral combat ships, and amphibious ships to form adaptive force packages, Zumwalt-class destroyers will use their computing capabilities to make these groups more lethal through increased range, deception, computer integration, and data analysis from various platforms. With its stealth, size, power, and advanced combat systems, this warship will serve as a centerpiece for deterrence and stability in the maritime environment. Zumwalt is scheduled to begin her transit to her new homeport of San Diego, making several port visits along the way. Upon arrival in San Diego, Zumwalt will begin installation of her combat systems, testing and evaluation, and operational integration with the fleet. Once fully integrated, Zumwalt’s stealth, power, and lethality will provide a vital link from the Navy’s current needs to its future capabilities. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), visit http://www.navy.mil/local/DDG1000/.last_img read more

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New CUNA Chair Staatz credits advocacy strength to ‘interdependence’

first_imgThe Credit Union National Association’s new board chair, Rod Staatz, chose to extol the strength of CUNA-state credit union league “interdependence” in his first official address to CUNA members.“We are stronger together. Our successes are and will be due to all of us working together: CUNA, the leagues, credit unions. All of us need to be involved in advocacy.”CUNA has circulated draft bylaw changes to its membership. A key issue addressed in the restated bylaws addresses choice regarding membership in CUNA.Addressing the Tuesday afternoon General Session of the 2016 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Staatz told his audience of credit union advocates, “The CUNA-league purpose must be to support, protect, and advance the movement so credit unions grow and succeed in being America’s best financial partners.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Troubled Olympic flame diverted to Tokyo museum

first_imgTopics : The Olympic flame will go on display at a Tokyo museum in September, organizers said Monday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to scrap the torch relay and put the Games on hold.The flame, which arrived in Japan for the nationwide relay in March, will be available for public viewing from September 1 to November 1 at Tokyo’s Olympic museum, officials said.The symbolic flame, lit in an elaborate ceremony at the ancient Greek site of Olympia, has been mired in uncertainty since the historic decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year. But just after one week, it was removed from public view as coronavirus cases climbed in the country.The flame is destined to light the Olympic cauldron when the delayed Games open on July 23, 2021. However, top officials have spoken openly about the possibility of cancelling them altogether as the pandemic continues to rage.center_img It has had a troubled journey so far, after even the lighting ceremony was held without spectators to avoid the spread of the virus.The Greek leg of the torch relay was then cancelled when large crowds mobbed Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit a cauldron in the town of Sparta.The flame arrived to a muted welcome ceremony in northern Japan with a few dozen officials and guests, after plans to invite 200 schoolchildren were abandoned.When the torch relay was axed, the flame was put on display in Fukushima prefecture — an area devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown.last_img read more

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Roar player on the move beachside

first_imgSocceroo Brett Holman poses with his wife Femke and their children Emma, 8, and Mick, 6, in New Farm, Brisbane on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The family home is for sale. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)“We bought it as a holiday house but fell in love with the Sunshine Coast,” Fem said. “We lived on the beach in Dubai and we missed it (the beach).“This house is amazing, New Farm is amazing, the only thing it doesn’t have is a beach.”The couple bought their five bedroom New Farm house in 2016 after heeding the advice of former Roar coach, John Aloisi, who recommended they check out the sought-after suburb. They said they enjoyed New Farm’s village feel. “This is the first place, really, where we have had that social life and support, and we have made a lot of friends here, as have the kids,” Fem said. Holman said they would put witches hats across the front of the cul-de-sac and the whole street would be out playing cricket. “There are some great memories here,” he said. “The kids, they pretty much learned to ride bikes here.”But the couple said moving around so much with soccer had made them restless again. The house itself has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, including a huge master bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe and stunning ensuite. The Holman’s house will hit the market on MondayFem said they had initially wanted to rent in New Farm but there was very little housing available, and while they had looked in surrounding suburbs, they were keen to stay in the New Farm State School catchment. Soon after they found 30 Chambers St – a five bedroom renovated house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.After submitting a few offers with no success, they attended the auction – a daunting process for a couple from Europe where auctions are rare. The couple bleached the floorboards, moved the pool filter off the entertainers’ deck and put in a new kitchen.The grass that “refused to grow” was also replaced with artificial grass. The couple spoke fondly of the neighbourhood, recalling Australia Day and Christmas street parties in the cul-de-sac. That was in October 2016, and the couple have since added their own touches to the stunning house.Prior to the Holman’s purchasing the house, the previous owners had lifted the single-storey Queenslander cottage, extended it and completely renovated it.“We renovated the renovations,” Holman said. “We are just going to take the gamble. If it doesn’t work out we will just come back to New Farm,” Fem said.Holman said their move to the Sunshine Coast was the first decision they had made as a family, rather than one guided by his sporting commitments. “The kids are getting older, they are getting in to sports and when you get into that, your weekends are gone,” he said.“It will be tough to leave but this is lifestyle move for us and I will still have ties with Brisbane and the club.” MORE: Rock legend puts ‘zen-like’ Brisbane home on the market “We ended up having the highest bid but we didn’t meet the reserve price,” Fem said. “So we told the owners to take two hours to think it over and we went to the park.“They came to the park with the contract and six weeks later we moved in.” MORE: Instant Hotel champs list latest Brisbane project Socceroo Brett Holman poses with his wife Femke and their children Emma, 8, and Mick, 6, in New Farm, Brisbane on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The family home is for sale. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter) Socceroo Brett Holman with his wife Femke and their children Emma, 8, and Mick, 6, in New Farm, Brisbane on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The family home is for sale. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)Speaking exclusively to the Courier Mail, Holman and his Dutch wife Femke, better known around New Farm as Fem, revealed they had bought a house at Peregian Beach, and were keen to make the “lifestyle move” with their two children, Emma, 8, and Mick, 6. 30 Chambers Street, New Farm, QLDINJURED Brisbane Roar midfielder Brett Holman and his family are selling their New Farm house and making the move north to the Sunshine Coast.But the 35-year-old former Socceroos star, who has been sidelined due to complications from knee surgery, has denied he is planning to retire from the A-League. “It has been a difficult season for me personally, but no,” he said. Traditional features remain in the original part of the house, including the VJ walls, fretwork and front balcony. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen and dining area that opens onto the backyard and the central entertainers’ deck. The living room also opens on to this deck, which is covered by an electric roof for rain or shine. This area also looks on to the pool, which has solar heating. “You can open the whole house up and see the kids, whether they are in the pool or playing soccer,” Holman said. “Fem could keep an eye on everything.”Other features include a large study with a separate entrance that could be converted in to a playroom or another bedroom. At the front of the property is a small porch.“That’s where we like to sit with a glass of wine and watch the kids playing in the cul-de-sace,” Fem said.The house is listed with Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm and will hit the market on Monday.Expressions of interest will be open until March 28, with Mr Lancashire labelling the property a “rare find”.“Five bedrooms on a quiet cul-de-sac in New Farm … that just doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “It ticks a lot of boxes.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agolast_img read more

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Go-ahead for Shell to use ‘Island Constructor’ on Draugen

first_imgOil giant Shell has received consent from the Norwegian offshore safety regulator, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), for the use of Island Constructor vessel for the start-up of a well offshore Norway. The well, designated as 6407/9-G-5, is located on the Shell-operated Draugen field, which is an oil field in the Norwegian Sea in 250 meters of water.  The field has been developed using a fixed concrete platform with an integrated deck. Stabilized oil is stored in tanks in the base of the platform.According to the regulator’s update on Wednesday, planned start-up is August/September 2017.The 2008-built Island Constructor was designed for well intervention. The vessel is operated by Island Offshore Management and it received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2010.When Draugen started production in 1993, the field had an estimated life of between 17 and 20 years and an estimated recovery rate of under 40%. Draugen has since more than doubled its recoverable reserves, increased production, and is now one of the Norwegian fields with the highest recovery rate of around 70%.Shell’s partners in Draugen license are Petoro and VNG.last_img read more

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Registration open for Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

first_imgMADISON, Ind. — The Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge are hosting the 13th annual Outdoor Women at the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 10, 2017.The event is held at the historic Old Timbers Lodge.Outdoor Women at Big Oaks is a one-day program designed to offer women ages 12 and over the opportunity to gain valuable field skills in an environment that encourages fun and success in the outdoors.The program teaches outdoor skills to women through a variety of courses including fishing, archery, shooting sports, wilderness survival, outdoor photography, canoeing/kayaking, bird watching and more.  Registration forms can be obtained online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks/ or call 812-273-0783 to have a form mailed.last_img read more

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Four IMCA divisions on track next season at new Off Road Speedway

first_imgNORFOLK, Neb. (Dec. 9) – Off Road Speedway puts four IMCA divisions on the track on Saturday nights beginning next April. The new 1/3-mile clay oval, located southeast of Norfolk, will feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts in weekly race programs. Jerry Pospisil, who built and operated a go-kart track in Norfolk for more than 20 years before promoting Blackbird Bend, will be in charge of the Kevin Signor-owned facility.Signor also owns Off Road Ranch, the adjoining motocross track. “Other tracks around here are IMCA so it makes sense to sanction, too,” Pospisil said. “That will give drivers another place to race for IMCA points.” An open practice session is tentatively scheduled for April 4. First IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing track points will be given April 11, with season championship night set for Sept. 4. Off Road Speedway will be part of the Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region for Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks. Three generations of the Pospisil family have been involved in go-kart racing and all own national championships.Pospisil’s son Shannon won two track titles and the Allstar Performance Nebraska State crown in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division this year.last_img read more

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