Sting Gears Up to Star in His Musical The Last Ship

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 The Last Ship Related Shows Hey sailors, have you heard the news? Grammy winner Sting will be starring in the musical he conceived and composed, The Last Ship. Sting and producer Jeffrey Seller hosted a special event on November 24, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre to officially announce the casting change: the musician will succeed Jimmy Nail as Jackie White, who will take a four-week hiatus from the musical. Check out this Hot Shot of Seller and Sting, then see the music legend onstage December 9 through January 10, 2015! View Commentslast_img

Cops: Man Killed in Ridge Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a man who died in an early morning crash in Ridge Saturday morning. Police said the man was driving a sedan southbound on William Floyd Parkway at 6:23 a.m., when his car veered off the roadway and crashed into the woods. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said. The man’s car was impounded for a safety check, police said. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.last_img

Colbert Gets Personal With Joe Biden: VP Talks Family, Loss & Suffering

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three episodes in and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has already grabbed us right in the feels. The first night was nostalgia. Stephen Colbert was back in all his comedic glory! But Thursday night was moving, even heart-wrenching, when the new late show host interviewed Vice President Joe Biden, a humble man whose political position and sense of humor never hints at a past haunted with immense loss.In December 1972, Biden’s first wife and 1-year-old daughter died in a car crash. This past May, his eldest son Beau lost a several-year-long battle with brain cancer. It’s unimaginable, almost improbable. But not for Stephen Colbert, who related to Biden in the deepest way possible. Exactly 41 years ago today, on Sept. 11, 1974, 10-year-old Colbert lost his father and two older brothers in a plane crash.“I know that [Beau] was a great man,” Colbert told Biden during the touching segment, “and I was hoping you could tell us a story about him.”It’s a rare opportunity to tell the world about the loved ones we’ve lost, but the grieving father dropped his uplifting façade and opened up to an audience of millions. “My son was better than me,” confided Biden. “And he was better than me in almost every way.”Read “Biden Will Run For President, Says Top Dem LI Fundraiser Jon Cooper” The lingering emotional toll of his son’s loss is also why Biden remains undecided about a potential presidential run in 2016, he told Colbert.“I don’t think any man or woman should run for president unless, number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president and, number two, they can look at the folks out there and say, ‘I promise you, you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy and my passion to do this,’ he explained. “And I’d be lying if I said I knew I was there.”“I know that’s an emotional decision that you have to make,” said Colbert. “But, it’s going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don’t run. Sir, I just want to say that I think that your experience and your example of suffering and service is something that would be sorely missed in the race. “Not that there aren’t good people on both sides running,” he continued, “but I think we’d all be very happy if you did run, and, if you don’t, I know that your service to the country is something we should all salute.”Watch Stephen Colbert’s Moving Interview With Vice President Joe Biden Here:last_img read more

DAME high scorers concert on this weekend

first_img 88 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring! Tweet Iyka Dorival obtained the highest score in the ABRSM examThe Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) will be holding its annual High Scorers Concert on Sunday.The concert will feature students who obtained distinctions on their examinations and prizes will also be awarded to students who obtained highest scores in the various disciplines. Students who have demonstrated discipline, diligence and commitment from the various studios will also be receiving prizes.Leanne Christian a Grade 4 violin student of the Christian Musical Class is Student of the year for the 2nd time.One hundred students in total sat the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) practical exam and the Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) practical exams from April 23 – 27, 2012 at the UWI Center for Continuing Studies.Students were drawn from Henckel and Muriel Studio, Valena Letang, Christian Musical Class, and Huguette Andrew St. Hillaire as well as several independent entrants.Sixty three students attempted the ABRSM exams: 17 received Distinctions, 34 Merits and 12 Passes while 42 students took the DAME local exams; 6 received Distinctions, 27 Merits and 9 Passes. Iyka Dorival obtained the highest score in the ABRSM exam.DAME Top student is Jodie Johnson a Grade 2 Flute student of Henckel Muriel Studio.After a hiatus of several years, trombone was added to the list of instruments examined for the ABRSM. These included Flute, Recorder, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Clarinet, French horn and Saxophone. A Voice student was examined for the DAME exams for the first time.The ABRS Examiner, Brenda Dykes was pleasantly surprised at the high standard displayed considering the relatively small population on the island.The concert will commence from 7pm at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DAME high scorers concert on this weekend by: – May 4, 2012center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Makienok in no hurry over Fulham

first_img He said: “It’s very important for Simon to make the right move. “But there is no panic and no rush. “If the right offer comes along then we will take a look at it. “We would need to look carefully to ensure any club can help him reach his potential. “We have set our specific criteria, and I’m sure Brondby have done the same for themselves, in terms of the fee they would expect.” Fulham boss Meulensteen is understood to have been quoted a £3.3milion fee for 6ft 7in target man Makienok for a January transfer. Press Association Sport understands the ex-Manchester United coach could try to prise the 23-year-old away from Brondby if Dimitar Berbatov leaves this month. Rene Meulensteen must map out Fulham’s long-term Barclays Premier League future to convince Simon Makienok to move to Craven Cottage in January, according to the Brondby striker’s agent. Makienok’s agent Michael Stensgaard said the six-cap Denmark forward is in “no rush” to leave Brondby, and is currently fixed to a “long-term” contract. “Obviously there is interest from a number of sources and not just from England,” Stensgaard told Press Association Sport. “We will wait to see what happens in the coming window, and then perhaps again in the summer. “We have a very good dialogue with Brondby and we are in no rush. “So we will make a decision to suit all parties.” Makienok has scored six goals in 12 outings for Brondby this term, taking his tally to 26 in 48 appearances since his March 2012 signing. A number of Premier League managers are confident his towering frame would suit the English game’s physicality, with Meulensteen believed to be chief among them. Stensgaard, however, pointed out any potential transfer must allow Makienok to take a significant step forward in his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Frappart to Become First Female Ref in Ligue 1

first_imgA men’s top flight game in France will be refereed by a woman for the first time this weekend when Stephanie Frappart takes charge of the Ligue 1 game between Amiens and Strasbourg, the French Football Federation (FFF) has announced.Frappart, 35, makes the step up having been a referee in France’s Ligue 2 since 2014.She will also referee at the women’s World Cup, which will be held in France in June and July. The FFF said the appointment for Sunday’s match followed a request from Fifa to help referees involved in the World Cup “prepare in the best conditions”.Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in one of the top European leagues when she took charge of a Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen in September 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Butler to play in national title game

first_imgButler forward Gordon Hayward secured key rebounds down the stretch to help the Bulldogs advance.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — Butler coach Brad Stevens said he wasn’t happy with his team’s poor shooting in Saturday evening’s matchup against Michigan State.The Bulldogs barely cracked 50 points. They shot 70 percent from the free-throw line. They were outrebounded.Yet Butler continued its historic run with a 52-50 victory in its Final Four semifinal.“I never would have dreamed we would’ve won if we shot 15 for 49,” Stevens said, “but our guys did a great job defending in the last 30 minutes of the game.”MSU coach Tom Izzo said he thought the toughness of the Bulldog defense caught his team off guard.“We didn’t get it done,” Izzo said. “I thought the physical play bothered us, that surprised me.”For a game with only 102 total points, four first-half minutes without a basket and a nine second-half minutes in which Butler couldn’t make a field goal, this Final Four matchup started fast for both teams.Michigan State guard Korie Lucious and Butler forward Gordon Hayward came out firing for their squads, nailing two 3-pointers each in the first two and a half minutes. MSU’s Draymond Green and Durrell Summers also chipped in for the Spartans, while Shelvin Mack of the Bulldogs put up 14 points.Green picked up the majority of his minutes after the Spartan’s second-leading scorer Raymar Morgan hit the bench. Morgan committed three fouls by the halfway point of the first half. Except for those fouls, the beginning of the first half was clean, with only three turnovers in the first 10 minutes.As time went on, though, the game lost its luster, with nine turnovers and a significant scoring dip. Both teams went into the second half with 28 points.“It was definitely Butler basketball,” Bulldog forward Avery Jukes said. “We had to grind it out. It was a long game.”Lucious started the second half the same way he did the first, putting up a three-pointer and bringing MSU fans to their feet. They would be silenced toward the middle of the half, though, as Morgan picked up his fourth foul.As Morgan walked off the court, it was the Bulldog fans’ turn to make some noise, and Butler jumped ahead for the first time since its 7-6 lead in the first half.As the second half went on, the Spartans’ foul troubles grew. Green, Morgan’s main replacement, picked up three fouls. So did starter Delvon Roe. Butler was in the bonus within the first nine minutes of play.“You keep putting yourself on the edge of a cliff. You’re not going be able to stand on it long,” Roe said.Still, Butler could not capitalize. The game remained close, and the Bulldogs went on the scoring drought that lasted more than nine minutes.The lack of baskets didn’t lead to a lack of confidence, though.“We’ve gone through stretches like that before where it feels like we can’t throw it in the ocean if we’re standing on the beach,” Hayward said. “For us, as long as we guard, we feel like we can still stay in the game.”With a little less than a minute to go, the teams were within three points of each other. Butler took possession. After driving the clock down to 23 seconds, the Bulldogs’ Ronald Nored drove in for a layup. He watched the ball bounce in and out of the hoop and then fall into the hands of a Michigan State defender.The Spartans would, presumably, have the final shot of the game. But at the other end, Nored made up for the miss. After a scramble near the basket, Nored stretched out for the ball, leapt across the court and drew a foul. He went to the free throw line, where he has been less than successful during the tournament.He made both of his free throws, putting the Bulldogs up by three.“I just thought they were going to go in,” Nored said of his free throws. “I’ve been practicing all week, practicing for the last few weeks.”After Hayward grabbed a game-ending rebound with two seconds left, the noise level in Lucas Oil Stadium reached a new high.Hayward stood at center court before the game. He looked around, took the scene in. He said he knew this was his team’s time.“This is it,” he said. “This is what we’ve all played for. This is where we should be.“This is where we want to be.”last_img read more

Shafer, Petrino talk Syracuse upset over Louisville in 2012

first_img Comments After defeating Wake Forest, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino sensed a different enthusiasm for his team’s next opponent.“I just heard it after our game, after the Wake Forest game, the players being excited about going back to Syracuse,” Petrino said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday. “I asked one of our coaches, ‘What’s that all about?’”It’s about his Cardinals having a chance to redeem themselves after being upset, 45-26, in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 10, 2012. Louisville came with a spotless 9-0 record, the No. 11 rank  in the country and a high-octane offense powered by Teddy Bridgewater.But the Syracuse offense, on SU’s Senior Day, blew out the Cardinals on ABC.“Obviously it was a good victory for us,” said SU head coach Scott Shafer, who was then the Orange’s defensive coordinator, on the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday. “The kids played hard, played well offensively. Ryan Nassib played well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe quarterback, playing his last game in the Carrier Dome, completed just 15 passes but averaged 16 yards per completion and chucked three touchdown passes — two to fellow senior Alec Lemon — as he led the Orange to 514 yards of total offense. Bridgewater’s 424 yards through the air were all in vain.But Shafer was quick to turn the page from the past and focus on Syracuse’s (2-2) 7 p.m. date with Louisville (4-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.“Just a great victory in the Dome and that sort of thing,” Shafer said, “but from a coach’s perspective that’s a long time ago and a lot different situation than we’re fronted with right now.” Published on October 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbbcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rebecca Ekpeyong Upsets Top Two Seeds to Win Girls 16 Title

first_imgBamidele tried to fight back in the second set but the confident hitting and smart placement from Ekpeyong completely confounded her. The Port Harcourt based girl won 10-1, 10-4 to the delight of a teary-eyed father, Peter, who ran to the court to embrace his daughter. She also won the trophy for the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.The boys’ and girls’ 12s and the girls’ 16s matches were abbreviated to three match tie-break sets to allow all finalists display their skills for the benefit of the sponsors.David Dawariye, also from the South-south, who did not lose a match in the round robin playoffs, also had an easy 9-3 pro set victory over Daniel Adeleye from the South-west in the boys’ 16s final.In the boys’ 12 final, Seun “Nadal” Ogunsakin, displaying the dressing and mannerisms of his Spanish hero, started nervously losing the first three points but later found his rhythm to overcome Mohammed Idris from the Abuja programme 10 -5, 11 -9.The Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria, Jeff Ewing, said in his closing remarks that Chevron was very happy to see the impact of their investment in the Nigerian youth and the amazing talent that were on display at the finals.Mr. Ewing, who was represented by Sanjay Narasimhali also commended the International Tennis Academy for a well run programme.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHEVRON JNR MASTERSRebecca Ekpeyong, representing the South-south Zone surprised every one with her mental toughness as she capped a very gutsy semifinal victory with a straight sets win over national junior champion, Omolayo Bamidele of the South-west in the finals of the Chevron Junior Invitational Masters which ended on Sunday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.The petit 16 year-old had saved two match points in an emotional 9-8 victory against second seeded Omolade Aderemi of the South-west on Saturday but she had no such problems against the No.1 seed as she won nine straight points in the first match tie-break set before her opponent could win one.last_img read more

Belize PM in US for talks with creditors

first_imgDean Barrow Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, has travelled to the United States to meet with Belize’s legal and financial team involved in the negotiations to restructure the so-called “Superbond.”A brief statement gave no further details except to say that he is due to return to Belize on Saturday.Last month, the newly formed committee to hold talks with the Belize government on the country’s third restructuring of the so-called Superbond rejected the Barrow administration’s move for further debt relief.The Belize government has said it wanted to conclude negotiations on restructuring the so-called “Super Bond 3.0” of US$530 million ahead of the next interest payment in February this year.last_img

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