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Casting Complete for Broadway’s The Color Purple

first_img Star Files The Color Purple Cynthia Erivo Broadway’s The Color Purple is ready to “Push Da Button!” Broadway vets Grasan Kingsberry, Kevyn Morrow and more will complete casting for the revival. Starring the previously reported Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, the John Doyle-helmed musical will begin performances on November 10. Opening night is scheduled for December 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.Joining Kingsberry (original cast of The Color Purple in 2005) and Morrow (A Chorus Line) will be Dwayne Clark (Spiderman), Lawrence Clayton (Bells Are Ringing), Carrie Compere (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Bre Jackson (Book of Mormon), Ken Robinson (Memphis), Antoine L. Smith (Memphis) and Rema Webb (The Lion King). Phoenix Best, Patrice Covington, Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Akron Watson will make their Broadway debuts in the production.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Other principals previously announced also include Kyle Scatliffe, Isaiah Johnson and Joaquina Kalukango. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017center_img View Comments Related Shows Jennifer Hudsonlast_img read more

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The Fans Have Spoken! Your Gravity-Defying Top 10 Stephen Schwartz Songs

first_img“Morning Glow,” Pippin From Godspell to Wicked, Stephen Schwartz’s songs never fail to enchant. The “Popular” composer celebrated his birthday on March 6, and we took a look back at all the magic he’s done. With 10 musicals under his belt, Schwartz nabbed his first Tony nomination in ’73 for Pippin. In honor of the composer’s big day, we asked you to rank his best tunes on Culturalist.com. Here are your top 10 favorite Stephen Schwartz songs! “For Good,” Wicked “Dancing Through Life,” Wicked “Magic to Do,” Pippin (Photos: Joan Marcus) “I’m Not That Girl,” Wicked “Corner of the Sky,” Pippin “Popular,” Wicked “Defying Gravity,” Wicked “As Long As You’re Mine,” Wicked “What Is This Feeling,” Wicked View Commentslast_img read more

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CUNA Management School students raise more than $6,000 for CMN Hospitals

first_img continue reading » Last week, CUNA Management School second-year students raised more than $6,000 for a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital through a giveback event that has become an annual tradition at the school.Students assembled “birthday bags,” which will be presented to children receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. This  way, the children can celebrate their birthdays despite being hospital-bound.As they assembled the packages, students solicited donations from friends and family. In total, the group raised $6,260 from 210 donors. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Identifying your company’s training and development needs: Employee feedback

first_imgThe best business leaders listen to their employees and go out of their way to solicit feedback and input. All employees want to feel valued and heard, and when you empower your employees to share their ideas and provide honest feedback and opportunities for improvement, your entire organization can benefit and improve because of it. Even negative feedback is a good thing—constructive criticism can lead to development and growth for your company, and any improvements made to your business can impact your customers, which directly impacts your bottom line for the better.In this blog post, we’ll discuss how getting and applying employee feedback can help improve your company’s training and development program.Feedback is everywhereEmployee feedback offers information that you can’t afford to pass up, so always have your ears and eyes open. Listen for problems that you can solve. Every employee can offer a unique perspective on your organization and its culture. If you take the time to properly listen and evaluate the information you receive in surveys, during onboarding and exit interviews, or pick up around the water cooler, you’re sure to hear good tips for improving efficiency, structuring workloads, retaining other valuable employees, and recruiting new candidates. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Home goes from overgrown avocado to QLD masterpiece

first_imgBEFORE: 116 Barton Road, Hawthorne, QLD.It was called the ‘avocado’ house for good reason, but now it’s blossomed into an architectural masterpiece that’s as different to its previous self as chalk and cheese.The major home renovation project in Brisbane inner suburb Hawthorne has been so transformational it’s about as different to its previous self as chalk and cheese. “Whenever my husband and I were talking about it, we called it her ‘the avocado house’. She was just a grand home waiting for some TLC again.”With two kids, a greyhound and a Jack Russell along for the ride, she and husband Brendon Smith got to work on plans to transform the property which was surrounded by million-dollar homes, creating a whole new design for the site, raising the home to legal height with council approval, expanding and upgrading everything. MORE: Australia’s most expensive home revealed Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 5 hot Brisbane suburbs 01:43 Features: AFTER: The pool zone next to the original house which has been raised.Her favourite part was the outdoor area that they carefully designed.“The seamlessness between the kitchen, dining, living and the outdoor area makes it all one huge welcoming space.”After all their hard work, the family decided to sell in preparation for a move to the Sunshine Coast. “We thought it might be a good time to do it.” The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul 116 Barton Road, Hawthorne, Qld 41715 bed 4 bath 4 carparks 820sq m blockAuction Wed Nov 6 at 5.30pmC BUS home automation systemSculleryNew Guinea Rosewood Aneeta WindowsSolar panelsDucted airconditioningSecurity cameras with alarm and electric front gateFour car lockable garage with built-in storageFully-integrated study with hidden wiringFull irrigation systemDouble glazed Bluish Breeze sky lightingBora Professional Range including Teppanyaki AFTER: Lighter, higher and brighter.The Queenslander at 116 Barton Road, Hawthorne, was described as “an exceedingly rare opportunity” when it hit the market in its “raw” state two and a half years ago.At the time it was a single storey, two bedroom, single bathroom, single car park house, on a block overgrown with weeds.The first thought that came to her head when Belinda Smith spotted the “gorgeous old home” was.” she deserves to be restored properly”.The next though was “oh my god, that’s a lot of hard work and a lot of concrete but what a great big block”. Robbie Fowler still scoring goals in property market AFTER: Very sleek and modern way to live. QLD. Picture: Supplied.“I still shake my head sometimes when I see something from a different perspective. It’s a gorgeous home to make lasting memories in. We feel it’s the essence of Queensland living. Open roomy areas, just fantastic for family lifestyle.” AFTER: Amazing repurposing of space with the original home in top right, raised and built underneath.“My husband was building for a client across the road and saw its potential to restore it to its former glory. With so much history and character we knew it would make an amazing family home with incredible character, and we were ready for a new family home for ourselves and our boys as we had been living in an older Queenslander for a few years,” Mrs Smith said.“We didn’t have any real concerns as we knew we wanted to retain the original home and restore it to its former glory, which would help retain the beautiful street facade. We felt the home deserved to be there as it stood when it was first built. It had a lot to give back to the street.” AFTER: Queenslander charms celebrated in the original house.Asked if she’d take on such a project again, Mrs Smith said “never say never”.Real estate agents Paula Pearce and Mikaela Crone of Place Bulimba described the home as an “architectural masterpiece” — embracing indoor-outdoor flow, natural lighting, wide open spaces and double height ceilings.Lush elements were added like mixed spotted gum and Italian tile flooring, loads of timber and ways to make the most of tropical greenery.There are five large bedrooms, including a master retreat that has a wraparound walk-in robe, and even a second living area designed to create a private wing for the children for movie nights.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe property has been set to go to auction on Wednesday November 6 at 5.30pm. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Property snapped up as Brisbane gentrification kicks in BEFORE: The backyard. AFTER: Dream open plan style.Her first tip for anyone wanting to take on such a project she joked was “marry a builder”.“Finding a great architect is imperative. Be patient. Surround yourself with an amazing team of people. Stay true to your ideas. Be ready for lots of hard work. Make sure everyone is on the same page with your level of expectation to finishes.”She said the property was “a home again”.last_img read more

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Man found dead

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was found dead inBarangay 6. Police identified him as residentAnthony Demonteverde, who was found lifeless inside his room by his neighboraround 12:33 p.m. on Dec. 2.   Officers of Police Station 2 wereinvestigating the cause of his death./PNcenter_img Demonteverde was last seen on Nov. 29,police said.     last_img

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Gun, bullets put man behind bars

first_imgTagged suspect was 21-year-old DenmarkDahil-Dahil of Barangay Handumanan, a police report showed. Police nabbed Dahil-Dahil after hisbaggage, during an inspection with a scanning machine on Thursday, was found tocontain a pen gun with two live bullets – one of a 9mm-caliber firearm andanother of an M-16 gun, the report added.          BACOLOD City – A man was arrested forillegal possession of firearm at a fast craft terminal in Barangay 10. Denmark Dahil-Dahil was nabbed for illegal possession of firearm at a fast craft terminal in Barangay 10 on Jan. 2. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNlast_img

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Tobacco and Sports

first_imgJust recently the city of San Francisco put a ban on the use of any type of tobacco on athletic fields.  This means that not only is cigarette smoking banned, but the use of smokeless tobacco in any form is also banned.  You will not see a baseball player with a chau of tobacco in his mouth or spitting out tobacco which was frequently seen in the old days.  Boy, have things changed.Remember the old TV shows where everyone smoked?  How many remember Jim Leyland (Pittsburgh) lighting up in the dugout?  It is hoped that other cities join San Francisco in putting similar bans on tobacco in the near future.  I guess now we will have to worry about marijuana since most states are being pressured to make it legal.last_img

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Double crown for Jigyashman Hazarika in AITA National Series Tennis Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Jigyashman Hazarika of Assam lifted the double crown in the U-14 event of the AITA National Series Tennis Tournament which concluded at Karnal today. In the singles, final Jigyashman defeated Debashis Sahoo of Odisha in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. In the doubles, final Jigyashman Hazarika partnering with Manan Nath of Assam defeated Bansh Nandal and Vitin Rathi of Hariyana 6-1, 6-3 to complete the double crown. This is the first National Series title for Jigyashman in a top-ranking tournament of the country.Also Read: Jorhat Open tennis final match date preponedAlso Watch: Public meeting on Protection of the indigenous communities held in Tinsukialast_img

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Cricket News Wow, he remembers me – Virat Kohli on meeting Roger Federer in Australian Open

first_imgThe Indian skipper has enjoyed a remarkable time Down Under with bat as well his captaincy. He helped India secure a Test series win in Australia for the first time ever. The right-hander slammed a century in tough conditions in Perth and it was thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara’s centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney that helped India win the series 2-1. The good run continued in ODIs as Kohli smashed a century in Adelaide and India won a bilateral ODI series for the first time ever.Kohli went to New Zealand and India won the first three games in Napier and at the Bay Oval to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series as India sealed a series win in New Zealand after 10 years. On the other hand, Federer’s quest for a record 21st Grand Slam was halted when he lost in the fourth round when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (11), 6-7 (3), 5-7, 6-7 (5). Roger Federer crashed out in the 4th round of Australian Open.India won the bilateral ODI series 2-1 in Australia after the Tests.Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the seventh time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: The meeting between Virat Kohli and Roger Federer, two legends of their respective sport during the Australian Open in 2019 had set the internet on fire. Kohli has made no secret about how he used to admire Federer as a sportsman. Federer, on the other hand, is one of the all-time greats in tennis and was gunning for his 21st Grand Slam title and record seventh Australian Open title. Kohli and the Indian cricket team were on the ultimate high after becoming the first Indian team to win a bilateral ODI series in Australia. Now, in the series against New Zealand, Kohli opened up on his meeting with Federer and he was left in awe.“It was amazing. I’ve met him a couple of times before and the fact that he remembered me was crazy. He told me he met me in Sydney a few years back when he was playing an exhibition match and I was like, ‘Wow, he remembers me!’ I can’t explain that feeling. I’ve watched him play since I was a child. He’s a great tennis player but also a great man and a great human being,” Kohli told Sky Sports.When asked about what was the major topic of discussion, Kohli said it was all about mental strength when approaching sports. “We were talking about mindsets in sport, how he prepares, what he thinks about his sport. It was a beautiful, beautiful time,” Kohli said.last_img read more

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