Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Related Shows Bryce Pinkham Elisabeth Moss has found her Broadway home! The previously reported revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, led by the Mad Men star along with Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham, will play at the Music Box Theatre. The production, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin performances February 23, 2015 and officially open on March 19.The Heidi Chronicles won both the Tony and the Pulitzer in 1989. This is the first revival since the original production shuttered in 1990. The show spans over 20 years, following Heidi Holland (Moss) from high school to her career as an art historian and how she copes with feminisim, men, politics and motherhood.The production will also feature Tracee Chimo, with additional casting to be announced later. View Comments The Heidi Chronicles
4. A commercial put her on the mapDespite being a superstar in the ballet world, Copeland’s career exploded in 2014 when she became a spokeswoman (spokesdancer?) for Under Armour. In an ad campaign that paid far more than her ballet salary, Copeland dances up a storm as a voiceover reads a rejection letter she recieved as a young girl. #inspiration 3. Prince pushed her to succeedWhen she recieved an out-of-the-blue phone call from Grammy-winning pop star Prince in 2009, Copeland was shocked. “I was literally still waking up,” she told New York magazine. “What? Prince who?” The next day, the ballerina flew to L.A. to star in Prince’s music video “Crimson and Clover” and went on tour with him. Hey, it’s always nice to have a guy in crushed purple velvet looking out for you! Big news, sailors! Misty Copeland, who was just named the first-ever African-American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, will make her Broadway debut as Ivy in On the Town beginning August 26. While the stunning ballerina is all grace and poise on stage, Copeland is a tough-as-nails dancer who has risen to the top in the cutthroat world of professional ballet, and her life is even more fascinating than the movie Black Swan. From growing up in a motel to secretly dancing on a broken leg, Copeland’s life is just begging to be made into a movie. Check out the five most surprising facts we learned about On the Town’s new Miss Turnstiles. 2. Ballet tore her family apartWhen Copeland was 15, she was caught in the middle of a custody battle between her dance teachers and her mother. While her instructors Cynthia and Patrick Bradley tried to nurture her ballet career and provide her with a stable family life, Copeland’s mother wanted to pull her out of ballet altogether. Copeland ran away and attempted to emancipate herself, but after going to trial, was returned to the care of her mother. View Comments 5. Broken bones won’t stop herAfter being cast in The Firebird at the Metropolitan Opera House, Copeland began to feel pain in her left leg. Determined to make it to opening night, the ballerina ignored her pain and didn’t tell anyone she was suffering. After the performance, she was diagnosed with six stress fractures in her tibia. Something tells us this new Broadway star won’t be calling out sick when she gets the sniffles. 1. She grew up in a motelUnlike her On the Town predecessor Megan Fairchild, Copeland wasn’t groomed to become a ballerina from a young age. She grew up sharing a tiny room at the Sunset Inn with her mother and five siblings in Gardena, CA. When she began taking formal lessons at age 13, she practiced using the motel’s metal railing as a ballet barre. On the Town Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015
Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 16, 2016 Marie and Rosetta Related Shows View Comments Music to our ears! The world premiere of George Brant’s play with music, Marie and Rosetta, will extend off-Broadway through October 16; it had previously been set to shutter on October 2. Directed by Neil Pepe and starring Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis, the production is playing at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Lewis) was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of “race records” in the 30’s and 40’s, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta’s first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight (Jones), as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.Marie and Rosetta features scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy and music direction by Jason Michael Webb. Rebecca Naomi Jones & Kecia Lewis in ‘Marie and Rosetta'(Photo: Ahron R. Foster)
Fletcher Allen receives high marks in MVP reportMVP Healthcare has recently released the results of a healthcare quality report that has shown that Fletcher Allen Health Care equals or surpasses, in most categories, other academic medical centers in MVP’s region. MVP is an HMO that covers upstate New York and parts of New England. It covers 60,000 Vermonters.The report shows that Fletcher Allen met high standards for nursing, surgery, physician staffing and communication with doctors outside the hospital. But the Burlington hospital finished below a some hospitals, including Albany Medical Center and Dartmough-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, in overall patient satisfaction, which was attributed to some extent to the inconveniences caused by the construction.AHC and DHMC also received generally high marks in the report.MVP Health Care members can now see how other MVP members have rated themajor hospitals in the health insurer’s network as part ofhospital-specific MVP Hospital Quality Profiles available through the MVPWeb site (www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external)). MVP has produced profiles for the 24hospitals in its 100-hospital network that treat the majority of itsmembers.MVP asked members to rate their experience with these hospitals on overallsatisfaction with the quality care they received, their satisfaction withthe nursing care they received and if they received any services in errorduring their hospital stays.The Hospital Quality Profiles were prepared in cooperation with thehospitals and also include information about whether or not the hospitalshave in place, or are planning to begin, programs designed to improve thequality of patient care such as computer physician order entry, and havingphysicians certified in critical care medicine on staff as specialists.The profiles also include information about how well the hospitalscommunicate back to members’ Primary Care Physicians following inpatienthospital stays and emergency room visits.By viewing the reports, members can also determine the number ofprocedures the hospitals performed in three areas: heart bypass surgery,abdominal aneurysm repair and heart balloon angioplasty.MVP began profiling the hospitals two years ago as part of its effort toimprove the quality of hospital care its members receive.”We profiled hospitals on member satisfaction and on indicators that havebeen identified as critical to high-quality hospital care by nationalexperts including the Leap Frog Group,” said Jerry Salkowe, M.D., MVP’svice president for clinical quality improvement. “Our goal is to improvethe quality of hospital care our members receive and highlight the effortsthat hospitals in our network are making to improve quality and enhancepatient safety,” he said.The Leap Frog Group is a national coalition comprised of employers andhealth care organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of hospitalcare.”We based our profiles on the Leap Frog initiatives including suchmeasures as computer physician order entry which reduces the likelihood ofhospital prescription errors by eliminating the use of paperprescriptions, because measures such as these have been proven to improvepatient safety and reduce medical errors in hospitals,” Salkowe said.The Vermont and New Hampshire hospitals MVP produced quality profiles for are:VERMONT–BenningtonSouthwestern Vermont Medical Center–BurlingtonFletcher Allen Health Care–RutlandRutland Regional Medical CenterNEW HAMPSHIRE–LebanonDartmouth Hitchock Medical Center
Coal expansion in Turkey hits headwinds, 70GW canceled or delayed since 2009 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Turkey’s plans to expand its thermal coal-fired power plant fleet have largely fallen by the wayside as the country grapples with a combination of economic and social headwinds, clouding what otherwise would have been one of the Atlantic market’s few bright spots for demand.An estimated 70 GW of planned capacity has either been cancelled or indefinitely postponed since 2009, leaving the country with 85 operating coal-fired power plants and a total operating capacity of 19 GW, according to a review of the Turkish government data and web sources. An additional 33 GW is under various stages of planning, with only 2 GW under construction.“There are quite a number of projects that will never see daylight,” a Turkish utility source said. “The ones that will burn imported hard coals are definitely dead due to diminishing availability of soft loans and Turkey’s strong policy for decreasing the current account deficit.”President Recep Erdogan’s strategy to shift utility purchases away from imported thermal coal toward domestic lignite, due to the impact energy imports are having on Turkey’s balance of trade, had been expected to fuel domestic plant construction near lignite mines, the utility source said. But the policy appears to have ground to a halt, as proposed lignite projects have been halted by strong environmentalist opposition.“With Turkey’s economy likely to contract in CY 19 and grow only slightly in CY 20, electricity demand and coal imports should continue to be limited,” Platts Analytics said.Joe Aldina at Platts Analytics said: “Some slowing in Turkey’s imports was more or less the consensus view for 2019. But there was a longer-term expectation that Turkey would be one of the few bright spots for coal demand growth in the Atlantic Basin and a number of coal sellers, particularly from the US, were looking to Turkey as an outlet for production as European imports slow (and domestic US coal demand falls). New tariffs on US coal implemented this year dash the short-term hopes of sending more US coal to Turkey, but there was still the hope that Turkey could be a longer-term partner for US suppliers.”More: Turkish coal-fired plant expansion stalls, with 70 GW shelved since 2009
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon wrote NCUA to express NAFCU’s appreciation for the agency’s voluntary participation in an Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review, and to urge it to find opportunities for regulatory relief for credit unions through the review.NCUA is specifically reviewing the agency’s programs and regulations related to capital and consumer programs.Nealon emphasized the need to give credit unions relief as soon as possible. She argued that the number of credit unions is in decline and the “main reason for this decline is the increasing cost and complexity of complying with the ever-increasing onslaught of regulations.” In many cases, “smaller institutions simply cannot keep up with the new regulatory tide and have to merge out of business or be taken over.”Among the issues discussed in the comment letter, Nealon noted that the NAFCU-supported “Credit Union Share Insurance Fund Parity Act” mandates that NCUA provide share insurance coverage to interest on lawyers’ trust accounts (IOLTAs), and other similar trust accounts, on a pass-through basis regardless of whether they are comprised of funds of members or nonmembers. As NCUA considers a rulemaking to conform to this legislation, NAFCU is recommending that the agency provide broader coverage for “REALTOR(R)” escrow, prepaid funeral accounts, store-valued gift cards and prepaid accounts. continue reading »
35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.Ms Thurtell said a couple who lived in the area fell in love with the house.“Buyers currently are really drawn to brand new homes and this home specifically stood out for its charming features and Hamptons style,” she said.“The Hamptons-style became very popular in most areas of Brisbane throughout 2016 and now into 2017. There is something very appealing about the product, the crisp colour palette and relaxed feel.” 35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.Listing agent Marilyn Thurtell said this particular pocket at Forest Lake had typically larger block sizes and tranquillity, which was a drawcard for buyers.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“Our vendor recently purchased the land after it was subdivided from the neighbour,” Ms Thurtell said.“She then built this master built home on a 524sq m lot. This is definitely a record price for the street for well under 1000sq m.”Ms Thurtell said the higher sales in the area were on average for 1000sq m plus blocks. “Earlier this year we also sold 11 Manet Cres, Forest Lake, just around the corner for an exceptional result of $790,000,” she said.“This was a 1890sq m lot with subdivision potential. “We had huge interest in this property and this tells us that there are a number of buyers looking for land opportunities like our vendor of 35 Renoir Cres who did just that, built and sold off a beautiful and luxurious product.” 35 Renoir Cres, Forest Lake.A statement home in this sought-after southeast Queensland precinct has sold for a street record for a block well under 1000sq m.The property within the Parkland Village precinct is at 35 Renoir Crescent, Forest Lake.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sold for $695,000 by selling agent Brad Arnold of MTR Property Group.
The downstairs living and dining area at 5/74-78 Old Smithfield Rd, FreshwaterMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAfter six weeks on the market, Professionals Cairns — Edge Hill agent Leveaux Gartner sold the two-bedroom townhouse at 74-78 Old Smithfield Rd for $172,000.The price was almost $20,000 less than the previous owner bought it for in 2007.The split-level home has a large open plan living and dining area downstairs with a kitchen and breakfast bar, plenty of storage space and an outdoor balcony and barbecue area. 5/74-78 Old Smithfield Rd, FreshwaterFORGET a hefty mortgage, one new homeowner now has their own piece of land in leafy Freshwater for less than $200,000.The sale went through on October 31 but settled last week making it the best bargain buy in Cairns for the week to November 20, according the RP Data. The kitchenUpstairs are the two large bedrooms, both with balconies. The small complex of six units was built in 1989 and commands $250 per week rent.The September Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor revealed that the Cairns house market had been a steady performer for the past year, with the median price increasing by 1.2 per cent from $405,000 in June 2017 to $410,000 in June this year. The bathroomThe annual median sale price for Freshwater properties jumped 33 per cent over the last five years.
Glynn C. Clark 88, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born March 13, 1930 in Barbourville, KY, son of the late William Clark and Millie Smith Clark.He worked as a Barber for Clarks Barber Shop in Lawrenceburg. He also worked in construction as a member of the Carpenter’s Union in Cincinnati, Ohio.Glynn was a graduate of Napolean High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora. Glynn enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his sons; he also enjoyed gardening and he loved a good card game (7-up) and smoking cigars. Glynn always had a smile on his face and he loved people. He loved being with family and friends and he was a very proud grandpa.Glynn served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Glynn was a former commander of the Aurora VFW 5312, as well as a former commander of the Aurora American Legion Post 231. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 4 and was a valuable member of the KWVA Color Guard for many years. Glynn was also a member of the 40 et 8 Voiture 612 and the southern vice commander for the American Legion representing the 9th District. He was a very patriotic man and was proud of his service to our great nation.Surviving are wife, Carol Clark of Aurora, IN; children, Carolyn (Charles) Crosby of Florence, KY, Gregory (Linda) Clark of Carmel, IN, Linda Clark of Edgewood, KY, Jeffrey (Joyce) Clark of Jacksonville, FL; step children, Tina Waters of Hamilton, OH, David Overbey of Middletown, OH; siblings, Bert (Lorraine) Clark of Burton, MI, Amanda Snider of Granada Hills, CA; grandchildren, Mason & Mia Clark.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Millie Clark, siblings, Reed Clark, Mayhew Clark, Edmonia Collins, Mae Shierling, and Andrew Clark.Friends will be received Friday, April 13, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 5:00 pm with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating. Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Honor Flight. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Osgood, In. — Osgood resident, Beverly Fulkerson has won a major prize from the HGTV Network.The network announced Wednesday she was the winner of 2019 HGTV Dream Home- a prize package valued at $2.3 million.The package includes a completely furnished home in Whitefish, Montana, a 2019 Honda Pilot and $250,000 from Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.Beverly and her husband will be traveling to Montana in the coming weeks to get acquainted with their new property.She was randomly selected from an estimated 135 million entries.Watch her reaction to the news by clicking here.