Tix Now On Sale to See Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in War Paint

first_imgPatti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in ‘War Paint'(Photo: Joan Marcus) John Dossett View Comments Related Shows Tickets are now available to catch the hotly anticipated War Paint, starring two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Directed by Michael Greif, the new Broadway musical about beauty titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 7, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for April 6.Featuring a score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie and a book by Doug Wright, War Paint follows cosmetics trailblazers Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.War Paint will additionally feature Tony nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills, who are also reprising their roles from the production’s world premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre this summer. Dossett is set to portray Tommy Lewis, Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will once again take on the character of the ambitious Harry Fleming, Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.The musical is inspired by Lindy Woodhead’s book, War Paint, and Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman’s documentary film, The Powder & the Glory. Greif, Frankel, Korie and Wright all previously collaborated on Grey Gardens with Ebersole.No word yet on further casting, but the Chicago production’s company also included Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Stephanie Jae Park and Angel Reda. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 5, 2017center_img Star Files War Paint Christine Ebersole Patti LuPonelast_img read more

Hawaii regulators approve six precedent-setting solar plus storage contracts

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:In only a few years, solar paired with energy storage has gone from a niche concept to the new reality of the U.S. power system. And it all really came down to price.While the 14.5 cents per kilowatt-hour that SolarCity was able to achieve with solar plus storage on Kauai was groundbreaking three and half years ago when it was announced, today Hawaiian regulators set a new threshold for the price that solar projects fully backed by four-hour batteries must beat: 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.The Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) has approved contracts between the subsidiary utilities of Hawaiian Electric Industries and the developers of six projects, representing a combined capacity of 247 MW of solar, and 998 megawatt-hours of energy storage – meaning that the entire capacity of all six projects will be fully backed by four-hour batteries.The price for each of these contracts was between eight and ten cents per kilowatt-hour. This is cheaper than both gas peaker plants and HEI’s current cost of fossil fuel generation, much of which is petroleum-based, which the company put at around 15 cents per kilowatt-hour.These six projects will dramatically increase the volume of utility-scale solar on the island chain, and using 2017 capacity factors provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, pv magazine estimates that these will generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 480 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually, more than tripling the current output of utility-scale solar as the island moves towards its mandate to get all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045.But perhaps more important than that is that these projects can be used to supply electricity during the evening peak and on cloudy days, moving solar from an intermittent, mid-day supply of electricity to a dispatchable resource. As such, they are ushering in the age of the solar peaker. And there will be more where these came from.More: Hawaii’s new reality of solar plus storage: under 10 cents Hawaii regulators approve six precedent-setting solar plus storage contractslast_img read more

Waltzing Away

first_imgClick here to subscribe to the Pharr Out BlogFor those of you trail savvy folks out there, you may know Warren Doyle as the man who has hiked the AT more than any other living soul (he’s working on number fifteen right now). For those Ashevillians reading this, you may know Warren Doyle as a Contra dance regular at the Grey Eagle and Warren Wilson. For Brew and me, we know Warren as a friend and as our wedding dance waltz instructor. He took the two of us from four left feet to wowing our wedding crowd in three short sessions. However, what I didn’t know at the time was that while showing me how to waltz, Warren was also teaching me about the trail.What I am starting to learn out here is that the AT is as much a dance as a hike. With the trail as the leader, the past few days I have learned how to spin, twirl, step forward and backward- all in proper timing. The rocks and roots in Maine make me sometimes feel more like an acrobat or gymnast than a hiker. However, another lesson the first two hundred miles have taught me is that I will make more progress if I let the trail determine my steps, If I try to lead the dance, I tend to end up kicking my partner and constantly tripping.Leaving the Maine Wilderness, I was six miles behind my ideal schedule. I was able to tag on six miles to my day into Caratunk, but along the journey I was forced to ford several very strong rivers. This made me anxious because the AT out of Caratunk passes over the Kennebec, one of the largest rivers in Maine. Most hikers take a canoe-ferry across the river, but when I arrived I discovered that because of high waters, the boat hadn’t run in over a week. I had no clue what I would do if the boat didn’t run the next morning, but I could do nothing about it except wait and hope for the best. As luck would have it, the next morning I rode over on the first ferry in eight days.The day after I crossed the Kinnebec, I climbed up the Bigelow Mountains of Maine. This range is where Maine starts to show her teeth, and trust me when I say Southern Maine is mighty ferocious. I knew I couldn’t make it to the road after the Bigelows, but lucky for me I have a super handsome and athletic husband who was able to hike in five miles with our equipment so we could set up camp.After the Bigelows, the Mountains came in greater size and frequency. I really started to struggle with the climbs and much to my dismay, on day five Brew and I had our first “road-side meeting” fiasco. We miscommunicated the night before so we spent the entire day playing hide and seek in the Maine woods. We didn’t locate each other until late that evening. Thankfully, my food had been replenished in the meantime by a hiker who shared a package of ChipsAhoy with me. (On a side note, Chips Ahoy says they have 1000 chips per bag but that’s way too many for one person in a day.) I was emotionally and physically drained that evening after hiking 38 grueling miles, but I was blessed with some gorgeous views and near perfect weather.After six days of 30+ miles, I finally cut the mileage down to marathon length (26 miles) for my last two days in Maine. I needed the lower mileage and lower intensity not only to recover but also to store up for what lay ahead, the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If there is anything I learned in the first week on the trail, it is that adhering strictly to my schedule is not necessarily as important as listening to my body and dancing with the trail, which may include taking steps backwards and twirling when I least expect it.last_img read more

Trail Mix: Totally Random With Zach Deputy

first_imgDuring a recent family movie night, I had the pleasure of introducing my two youngest children to the magic of Mary Poppins, one of my favorite childhood films.Ben and Lindsay were equally enamored with the film as I was, laughing at all the same places I laughed and expressing wide eyed wonder during all of Jane and Michael’s adventures with Mary Poppins and her sidekick, Bert.Bert – chimney sweep, sidewalk artist, and one man band – came to mind as I began to ponder the talents of Zach Deputy, the one man funkalicious jam band who released his latest record, Wash It In The Water, late last month.Instead of Bert’s bass drum, clanging cymbals, and accordion, Zach Deputy can be found behind a bevy of microphones, looping station, keyboards, and guitars during one of his live sets. Deputy’s groove is undeniable. Check out some live video – Zach dances as hard in his seat as his crowd does in front of him. Armed with a soulful voice and impeccable instinct as to where to drop each sound, Zach Deputy makes people move. Having seen him live, Zach Deputy is also one of those rare artists who are as much fun to watch as listen to.Recently, Zach Deputy was kind enough to indulge me and get totally random.BRO – Something you always have in your fridge?ZD – Butter, aka veggies’ best friend.BRO – First record you ever bought?AD – Cake’s biggest record. I forget the title.BRO – Last TV show you binge watched?ZD – The Walking Dead, I think, or Eastbound & Down.BRO – Favorite song to sing in the shower?ZD – An improv scat of some sort or my mouth trumpet.BRO – Beer, wine, or whiskey?ZD – I don’t drink much, but if I did it would be tequila.BRO – First time you were starstruck?ZD – It was a guy named Rick Kazoo, a local news celebrity, who was at my dentist’s office. I think I was like six or so, and I froze in disbelief.BRO – Deserted island. You get one instrument, What do you take?ZD – My Godin Nylon SA guitar.BRO – Deputy Dog or Barney Fife. Who you got?ZD – Deputy Dog, of course!Zach Deputy can be found all around the Southeast throughout the month of October. Shows in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and both Carolinas are on tap.For more information on when and where Zach Deputy will hit a stage with you, along with how you can get your hands on a copy of Wash It In The Water, please boogie on over to Zach’s website.Also, be sure to check out “Chevrolet,” a brand new track from Zach Deputy, on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Lawyer advertising rules go to the court

first_img January 1, 2006 Regular News Lawyer advertising rules go to the court Lawyer advertising rules go to the court The Florida Bar filed its petition, The Florida Bar Re Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar — Advertising Rules in the Supreme Court of Florida on December 14.Proposed amendments involved Rules 4-7.1 through 4-7.11, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, the lawyer advertising rules. The petition may be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org on the Advertising Task Force page.Members have until January 31 to file comments with the court, pursuant to Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.last_img read more

Health Dept. issues alert after positive case reported at Vestal restaurant

first_imgIn a Facebook post, the Storming Crab says the positive case was one of its servers. The restaurant says it will shut down its restaurant to disinfect Tuesday evening and reopen on Wednesday. The department asks if you were at the restaurant on Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to self-quarantine until Oct. 12. Also on Tuesday, the department reported positive cases after people visited Consol’s in Endicott and Jonathon’s in Endwell. VESTAL (WBNG) — Tuesday, The Broome County Health Department released a statement after learning a person who was at Storming Crab on the Vestal Parkway tested positive for the coronavirus. The department lists all public health statements here.last_img read more

Van Duyne Wins Texas House Seat, in Another Lost Chance for Democrats

first_imgBeth Van Duyne, a former Republican mayor and housing official in the Trump administration, on Tuesday defeated Candace Valenzuela, a Democrat, in a House race in suburban Dallas, holding a crucial Republican seat as Ms. Van Duyne’s party fought to add to its numbers in Congress.Ms. Van Duyne’s win, as called by The Associated Press, was a key victory for Republicans, appearing to close off Democrats’ last hope to pick up a seat in the state despite what had been forecast as a grim year for Republicans as shifting demographics have increasingly made Texas competitive. It also mirrored the results in some other conservative-leaning suburban districts across the country, where despite indications that many voters had been alienated by President Trump and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans appeared to be holding their own and even on track to gain seats.- Advertisement – Ms. Van Duyne aligned herself closely with Mr. Trump and defended his handling of the pandemic, and her former boss at HUD, Ben Carson, helped lobby for her in the final days of the campaign.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ms. Van Duyne, who served in the Trump administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, was previously the mayor of Irving, Tex., the first woman to hold that post. She drew national attention when she was among the officials sued by the family of a Muslim teenager arrested after his homemade digital clock was mistaken for a bomb. (The suit was later dismissed.)She later emerged as part of a self-branded four-woman “conservative squad,” who styled themselves as the right’s answer to four liberal women who became political celebrities in the 2018 Democratic freshman class, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. She is now slated to be part of the largest group of House Republican women ever elected to Congress in the same year, clearing the previous record of 25 women.center_img “People are sick and tired of Congress playing political games and just focusing on attacking each other,” Ms. Van Duyne said in response to questions from The Dallas Morning News that she posted on her website. “I promise to be a voice in Congress that is always focused on getting things done to help us grow and create more opportunities.”Ms. Valenzuela, a former school board trustee, had sought to flip the seat for Democrats and become the first Afro-Latina to be elected to Congress. The seat was left open after Representative Kenny Marchant, a reliable Republican vote who won re-election in 2018 by just three points, said in the summer of 2019 that he would retire rather than face Ms. Valenzuela.Ms. Valenzuela had galvanized supporters with her powerful account of surviving homelessness and becoming the first in her family to graduate college, and relied heavily on the strategy that Democrats employed both in 2018 and this year, centering her campaign on defending the Affordable Care Act and criticizing the administration’s response to the pandemic.- Advertisement – She sought to tie Ms. Van Duyne, who was often photographed without a mask while campaigning, to Mr. Trump and his mismanagement of the coronavirus. Ms. Van Duyne, for her part, criticized Ms. Valenzuela for not holding in-person events during the pandemic, even as coronavirus cases continued to spike in the state.last_img read more

China bans players for six months after virus rules broken

first_imgSix Chinese under-19 internationals have been banned from playing for six months and forced to write self-criticism essays after flouting coronavirus prevention rules to go drinking late at night.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) suspended the six until the end of November and the players were hit with additional penalties by their clubs after they were discovered leaving the team’s Shanghai training base on May 30 without permission.”It was a severe violation of the team’s epidemic control regulations and negatively affected the whole team,” Xinhua news agency quoted the CFA as saying. “After writing, we helped them sort out and recognize the mistakes they made,” he added.The U19 national team will play in China’s third tier in the new season — which has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic — to help their preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Xinhua said. The players are banned from all matches organized by the CFA until November 30 and will also not be allowed to feature for the national team at any level during that time.Three of the players, Ren Lihao, Liu Zhurun and Peng Hao, have had their wages suspended by their club Shanghai SIPG, the former Chinese Super League champions said.Under-19 head coach Cheng Yaodong told Monday’s Soccer News: “We used the harshest language at the time, gave them a dressing-down and said a lot of harsh words.”While the rest of the squad trained, the six players were made to write self-criticism essays, said Cheng. Some had to do it twice.center_img Topics :last_img read more

“Ugly duckling” Paddington cottage is being transformed into an architectural masterpiece

first_imgThis property at 8 McNab Street, Paddington, is being transformed into a new five-bedroom homeFROM “ugly duckling” to architectural masterpiece — this is the latest project by the brothers from Graya Construction, who have become masters at turning hovels into homes.They’re currently transforming a tiny cottage at 8 McNab Street, Paddington, into a luxurious five-bedroom, four-bathroom family pad. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation 8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonBen Wakely of Urban Property Agents, who is marketing the property, said it had already generated a lot of interest despite not yet being formally offered to the market.The house is likely to be offered with a price guide in the early to mid $2 million range.Property records show the home last sold for $787,000 in October 2016.The Graya brothers have also just purchased their next project — a century-old Queenslander on a double block in Paddington. An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonRob Graya said he “tried to look past the ugly duckling” house, which is on an elevated 405sq m block within walking distance to Rosalie Village. “The house itself was kind of old but we really just ignored the house and concentrated on the land,” Mr Graya said.“It’s an absolute gold mine that little patch of dirt.” Graya Construction has just bought this property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, PaddingtonThe five-bedroom house on a 743sq m block at 29 Rockbourne Terrace was sold with a neighbouring 404sq m block for an undisclosed price by Max and George Hadgelias of Ray White Paddington.The house was built in the 1890s and was owned by one family until the former owners bought it for $100,000 in 1981.The home has beautiful heritage features including timber floorboards, high ceilings, sash windows, VJ panelling, fireplaces and breezeways. 8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonOnce completed in November, the house will feature two living rooms, a pool and a viewing terrace big enough for a table and chairs and a bar fridge to admire the city view.“It’d just be awesome for dinner parties,” he said.Mr Graya said the original house had been turned into the master bedroom suite. Graya Construction has just bought this property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington“It’s a bit different to what I would normally buy,” Mr Graya said. “The huge appeal was the size of the block. It’s a corner block on a prestigious intersection, so the goal is to build two separate five bedroom homes. “One will be a new build and with the existing house, I’ll be delicate in trying to restore the character in that one.”last_img read more

Alleged drug bust in Laudat

first_img Share Photo credit: mtn18.comInformation reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that several individuals are assisting police in their investigation into a drug bust which occurred in the Laudat community today.According to sources, police allegedly found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and cocaine at the residence of an individual in Laudat.It is also alleged that two females are among those assisting police in their investigations.The individuals have not yet been charged.Dominica Vibes News will provide further details on the matter as they become available.Dominica Vibes News 6 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Alleged drug bust in Laudat by: – August 24, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more