Tickets Now Available for Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho Off-Broadway

first_img Our Lady of Kibeho View Comments Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho, starring Starla Benford. Directed by Michael Greif, the production will begin previews off-Broadway on October 28 and run through December 7. Opening night is scheduled for November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Related Shows The cast will also include Jade Eshete, Danaya Esperanza, Niles Fitch, Kambi Gathesha, Brent Jennings, Joaquina Kalukango, Mandi Masden, Owiso Odera, Nneka Okafor, Stacey Sargeant, T. Ryder Smith, Patrick J. Ssenjovu, Angel Uwamahoro and Bowman Wright. Our Lady of Kibeho is based on real events. Set in 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014last_img read more

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Complete Cast Set for Off-Broadway’s Whorl Inside a Loop

first_img Star Files Related Shows View Comments Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015 The complete cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Whorl Inside a Loop, starring Sherie Rene Scott. The play, written by Dick Scanlan and Scott, will feature Derrick Baskin as Sunnyside, Nicholas Christopher as Rick, Chris Myers as Jeffrey, Ryan Quinn as Source, Daniel J. Watts as Flex and Donald Webber Jr. as Bey. Off-Broadway performances will begin at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on August 4. Michael Mayer and Scanlan will direct.In Whorl Inside a Loop, a well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men’s maximum-security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives (while portraying characters of varying age, gender and race), this unlikely group forms a bond—even as the actress’ life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn’t stay there, no one is sure whom to trust.Baskin returns to Second Stage after appearing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which he also starred in on Broadway. His additional credits include Piece of My Heart, Memphis and The Little Mermaid. Christopher’s stage credits include Motown on Broadway and Rent and Hurt Village off-Broadway. Myers recently appeared in Soho Rep’s An Octoroon, for which he received an OBIE award. Quinn’s off-Broadway credits include The Killer, King Lear, Hamlet and Antony and Cleopatra. Watts appeared on Broadway most recently in After Midnight; his additional credits include In the Heights, Memphis and Motown. Webber has been seen on Broadway in Motown and Holler If Ya Hear Me. Derrick Baskinlast_img read more

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The Only Roof Over The A.T.: Mountain Crossings, Winton Porter, and the next chapter

first_imgPhotos by Randy GrayOver the course of its 2,178 winding miles, the Appalachian Trail passes only once under a manmade structure: a five-foot long, roofed breezeway belonging to what is now the Mountain Crossings store and hostel.Completed in 1937—the same year Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civil Conservation Corps finished the A.T.—the building originally served as living quarters for corpsman working to reforest the Chattahoochee National Forest.It’s located about 31 miles from the A.T.’s southern terminus, overlooking Georgia’s Neels Gap. From the first adventurous spirit to conquer the A.T.—Earl Shaffer, aka Crazy #1, in 1948—to the nearly 2,000 hikers following in his footsteps every year since, they’ve all passed through the Mountain Crossings breezeway. Serving as the first official mail drop, hostel, supply-station, and, therefore, crisis management center for would-be northbound thru-hikers, with its staff of authentic, 100K-plus-trail-miles-under-their-belt gurus,  Mountain Crossings has become not only a thriving boutique retailer, but a haven for an entire subculture.But how, you might ask, was this cult established? Enter Winton Porter, a man whose tiny, miles-from-nowhere store doing over $850,000 in business in 2010, was dubbed by Inc. Magazine: “The smartest businessman on the Appalachian Trail.”The Back StoryBy age 8, whenever the weather was even mildly cooperative, Porter and his father were hitting the woods, weekending in campgrounds all over Georgia. By 9, Porter had trekked the state’s entire 76.4-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail. As a college student, he founded his own business: B. Bumblefoot & Company. “I drove around in my Toyota Tercel,” Porter chuckles, “selling [hand-carved, wooden] hiking sticks out of the back of my car.” Post-graduation, in 1989, Porter finagled a position with outdoor retail behemoth REI, where he commenced to speed-climb the corporate ladder. A decade later found him running an Atlanta-based store for the company that would eventually become Dick’s Sporting Goods.However, despite this resume of success, disillusionment set in.Then something happened: “In 2001 the opportunity train starts riding by and I jumped on,” he said.For Porter, this entailed: 1) a resignation letter stating, “My dream begins now.” And, 2) cashing in the 401k, ravaging the savings, selling the house in Atlanta, packing his wife and daughter into a U-Haul, and buying Mountain Crossings.Then What Happened?In the thirteen years following this mammoth, game-changer of a decision, Porter earned a reputation as a “backpack-purging, tent-selling, hostel-running, first-aid-dispensing, lost-kid finding, argument-settling, romance-fixing, chili-making shopkeeper.” In 2010, he was named Georgia Author of the Year for his memoir, Just Passin’ Thru. And meanwhile, in the process, Mountain Crossings was becoming what Porter describes as a “place to recharge the soul, a place to be understood when other people think that adventures into the woods is madness, insanity.”“It’s a karma-meets-commerce approach,” writes veteran hiker and Backpacker Magazine contributor, Jim Gorman. “Porter runs his business… like an extension of the A.T. community.”To get an idea of how this philosophy translates into practice, consider Mountain Crossings’ signature service: The Shakedown.By the time northbound thru-hikers reach Mountain Crossings, they’ve trekked 30 miles, and, for whatever reason—say, bad shoes and an 80-plus pound pack—many arrive in crisis.“They’ve told their friends they’re going to walk the A.T., and now they’re entertaining the word ‘quit,’” explains Porter.Thus it is that, each year, like a crew of motley superheroes, the Mountain Crossings staff swoops in, sifting through hundreds of backpacks, helping hikers cut 9,000 pounds of unnecessary weight. The sessions typically net about 12.5 pounds in trimmed excess, and require 1-4 hours to complete.“Spend that much time with a customer and you’d get reprimanded or fired at most stores,” says Porter. “For us, it creates tremendous loyalty.”With something like 200 photos of former customers poised atop Katahdin scotch-taped to the walls, it’s a point well made.Eulogies and the Newest ChapterROOF2In 2009, like many somewhat recent college graduates, Georganna Morton and Logan Seamon found themselves putting in time at jobs they couldn’t stand.“We had to do something different,” Morton says, “but we didn’t know what exactly.”So they sold everything they owned and hit the A.T. And, like every other northbound thru-hiker, they passed through Mountain Crossings, where they first met Winton Porter, got the shakedown, crashed at the hostel, and moved along.Months later, after conquering Katahdin, the duo found themselves once more in limbo, faced with the question of “What now?” It was at this point Georganna more-or-less randomly attended an outdoor trade show with her father. While at the show, once again, she happened to run into Porter. After listening to a somewhat somber description of the couple’s search for a place to land, Winton offered Georganna, Logan, and their dog positions at Mountain Crossings.“I said ‘I’ll have to think about it,’” recalls Georganna, laughing. “To which Winton replied, ‘No, you’ll be there on Friday.’ It was Tuesday. So I thought about it a second. Then I said, ‘But where will we live?’ Winton grinned: ‘We’ve got room at the store.’”Four years later, in December of 2013, engaged, George and Logan offered to buy the store.“There’d been other offers,” says Georganna, “but when we came to him, it was like family, it was a different matter entirely.”In a YouTube farewell video, Porter explains the one move he never thought he’d make: “My time has come to walk on, to start a new chapter. In Georganna and Logan, the trail angels could not have brought a better team to carry on the essence and the flavor that makes this place so incredibly special to the thousands of those that pass through.”So maybe it’s like Lumpy, a long-term Mountain Crossings employee, says: “It’s a cosmic force that draws people here. It just feels like all the cosmic tumblers come into place.”And Porter? Well, there are rumors of the Caribbean, a second book. Regardless, like The Dude, undoubtedly, he will abide.last_img read more

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MWB in talks to buy Five Ways leisure scheme

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Kebayoran Lama Market temporarily closed after vendors test positive for COVID-19

first_imgVendors at Kebayoran Lama Market in South Jakarta have tested positive for COVID-19 following swab testing conducted by the Jakarta administration, prompting authorities to close the market to prevent the disease’s transmission.Fifty-nine sellers underwent testing.  According to data from the Indonesian Traditional Market Traders Association (IKAPPI) on Tuesday, 79 sellers in 11 markets across the capital have tested positive for COVID-19.Responding to the finding, the Jakarta administration has imposed strict health protocols to prevent the emergence of new clusters as the country starts to ease restrictions.The protocols require buyers and sellers to wear face masks. Entry to markets is also limited, while authorities provide several hand-washing facilities. City-owned market operator Pasar Jaya has also imposed an odd-even kiosk number policy, allowing only odd-numbered kiosks to open on odd dates and even-numbered kiosks to open on even dates. (dpk)Topics : “Fourteen people tested positive for COVID-19,” Kebayoran Lama deputy district head Sidik Rayanta said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.The test results prompted authorities to close the market for three days starting Thursday. Health workers will also spray disinfectant across the market during the closure.Meanwhile, a vendor at Gondangdia Market in Menteng, Central Jakarta also tested positive after testing was conducted at the market. The market has also been temporarily closed.Read also: Imperiled by new clusters, market vendors gear up for their healthlast_img read more

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Wilston’s Hubcap House changes hands for the first time in more than 70 years

first_imgThe kitchen at 54 Main Ave, Wilston.McGrath Estate Agents Wilston agent Craig Lea said the auction was competitive and had an opening bid of $700,000 for the two bedroom cottage, which was on a 486sq m block.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“The auction was a so fast, and was over in about five minutes,” Mr Lea said.The house sold under the hammer for $815,000.Mr Lea said Mr McKenna bought the property after the war in the 1940s, when he was working as a Commissioner of Declarations (Justice of the Peace).“He bought the house for 750 quid ($1349.70AUD), and he often joked, ‘My rates are more now than what I paid for it,’” Mr Lea said. There are character features, from VJ walls to decorative fretwork.The agent said Mr McKenna was moving in with his family, and was pleased with the result of the auction.“He’s pretty stoked,” Mr Lea said.“He said he doesn’t need the money but wanted to get a great price for the family because it has such sentimental value.“He raised his family there … and he even signed the contract (at the auction).”Mr Lea said the property was purchased by a local family who would undertake a “light renovation”.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The house at 54 Main Ave, Wilston, sold under the hammer for $815,000.AN inner-city residence known as ‘Hubcap House’ changed hands for the first time in more than 70 years at an auction yesterday.Known for its quirky look, with a collection of hubcaps hung over the fence, the house at 54 Main Ave, Wilston gained attention from locals.More than 30 spectators and eight registered bidders gathered at the address at 9am, and 98-year-old seller Frank McKenna took a front-row seat to watch the action unfold.last_img read more

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Dominica taking steps to address the health needs of young people

first_imgLocalNews Dominica taking steps to address the health needs of young people by: – October 21, 2011 Sharing is caring! Hon. Julius Timothy. Image via: GIS NewsDominica has began taking steps towards development of an integrated approach to address the health needs of the country’s youth.A one day National Youth Consultation and Youth Adolescence Health Training got underway on Thursday at the Krazy Kokonuts.Health Minister Julius Timothy told the opening ceremony that there are several health risks with immediate consequences.“Unintentional injuries and violence affects young people. 1000 young people die every day from road traffic accidents. Other prominent causes of death include homicide and suicide. Mental conditions also represent a major burden of disease in young people. There are several important aspects of sexual and reproductive health that apply particularly to young people. The majority of them become sexually active during their adolescence. The use of contraceptives among young people however is low and unproductive sex is the second largest contributor to health risk in terms of the burden of the disease in young people,” he said.He also highlighted HIV infections, other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, nutrition, adolescent pregnancy, abuse of alcohol and drugs as issues affecting the youths.Meantime Youth Minister Justina Charles says the hurdle that the youths are faced with in accessing proper health care must be looked at.“Among them are matters of confidentiality, our attitude and judgmental approach in proving services to the youth are very often a deterring factor. Flexibility in the service delivery time which makes service accessible is also another factor,” she said.Dominica Vibes News 13 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has brushed off Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to being substituted in the team’s 5-1 win over Bologna on Saturday.Pioli said on Sunday in Milan that the 38-year-old needs to avoid over-exerting himself amid a crowded fixture list. The Swede was clearly annoyed at being taken off in the 62nd minute of Saturday’s match at San Siro.It was the third time in four games he has been replaced around the hour mark, and he ignored a fist bump from Pioli as he left the field.“It’s natural that he doesn’t like being substituted,” said Pioli. “He said something to me which I honestly didn’t understand.”“He is important for the team, but I have to make sure he conserves energy – we are playing every three days and he is coming back from injury.”Reuters/NAN. Tags: AC MilanReactionSerie AStefano PioliSubstitutionZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more

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Allardyce: UAE trip spurred Hammers

first_img “It’s very important to have a strong squad,” he added. “Having the options to come on, like the two Italians (Nocerino and Borriello) and Pablo Armero, who we haven’t seen yet, is brilliant. “It’s difficult for me to change the team because we keep winning, so they have to be more patient. I’m pleased for everybody and the squad of players we have, seeing smiles on their faces instead of the heads between their knees as we saw over Christmas. “At the moment we’re the team in form, picking up points left, right and centre. It’s really pleasing because the games are starting to run out now.” Norwich wasted several golden chances to take the lead at Upton Park, with summer signing Gary Hooper guilty of spurning the best of those opportunities. The former Celtic man has scored seven times for the Canaries this season but fellow forwards Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Johan Elmander have found the net just once between them, with Norwich boss Chris Hughton aware that his side’s poor finishing needs addressing. “We are making life very difficult for ourselves if we’re not putting the chances away,” he said. “It is not a question of not creating – similarly to the Cardiff game, where we created enough good chances, but if we’re not putting them away it is very difficult. “You have either got to be scoring goals, or you’ve got to defend like we did for the large majority of the game.” Sam Allardyce has revealed a warm-weather training camp in Dubai has acted as a carrot dangled in front of his squad in recent weeks. The victory over the Canaries on Tuesday night came courtesy of late goals from James Collins and Mohamed Diame after West Ham had been outplayed for much of the contest. Taking 10 points from four games has seen the Hammers move from the periphery of the relegation zone to 10th in the table and, although they remain in the battle for survival, Allardyce knows getting away for a few days due to their early exit from the FA Cup will help keep the momentum going. “It’s already benefited us,” he said. “Once the lads knew the trip was booked four or five weeks ago, it has been part of our turnaround. It was something for them to look forward to, to strive for and to know that they are going to do what I’ve done every year for the last 14 years. “The critical need for it for every player we have is for them to get a bit of sun on their back, do a little bit of light training and ease the pressure on the mind, soul and body. They will come back refreshed. “We’ve already had a massive response because they have been looking forward to it so much, and now they can look forward to it even more because of what they have just achieved.” The Hammers’ barren spell in the league over Christmas and the New Year coincided with an injury nightmare for Allardyce, who had no option but to blood some of his inexperienced youngsters to make up the numbers. Club-record signing Andy Carroll is now fit – although currently sidelined through suspension – and, with four January loan arrivals in Roger Johnson, Pablo Armero, Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello, Allardyce is pleased to have more options than at any other stage this season. Press Association The Hammers were struggling for form until the end of January but, ever since their plane to the United Arab Emirates was booked, Allardyce feels he has seen an improvement from his players. A hard-fought 0-0 draw at current Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea has been followed up with three successive wins as Swansea, Aston Villa and Norwich were all beaten 2-0. last_img read more

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MSOC : Syracuse fails to keep pace with Red Storm in loss

first_img Published on October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Comments Ian McIntyre stood on the sidelines midway through the first half, screaming at his team to ‘move forward.’ St. John’s was in complete control up and down the field, taking advantage of the Orange’s lackluster effort.Syracuse was spending too much time passing in front of its own goal, and the SU head coach had to implore his players to move forward.‘It became a typical, competitive Big East game,’ McIntyre said. ‘What has made St. John’s so successful over the years is that they’ve got quality players, but they also have that intensity and that aggressive nature.’The Red Storm’s scrappy style of play was evident from the start, and No. 21 St. John’s (8-3-2, 2-2 Big East) was in control for nearly every minute of its 2-1 win over the Orange on Wednesday night in front of 278 people at SU Soccer Stadium. With the rain pouring down for all 90 minutes, Syracuse (2-8-1, 0-3-1) lost goal kicks, made sloppy passes and couldn’t find a way to take hold of some part of the game.For a brief period in the second half, amid an intense feeling of urgency that saw SU up its tempo, it looked as if the Orange had a chance. But three minutes after Syracuse tied the game, St. John’s reaffirmed its superiority with a game-winner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the 83rd minute, St. John’s sophomore midfielder Adrian L’Esperance took a shot off a corner kick and put it past SU goalkeeper Phil Boerger for the game-winning goal. It ended the only three minutes in which Syracuse truly looked like it had a chance to win the game.St. John’s scored early in the 36th minute, when sophomore forward Andres Vargas slid down in the middle of a scuffle in front of the SU goal, extended his leg and tapped the ball past Orange Boerger to give his team the 1-0 lead. After the game, Boerger said it was a defensive lapse, where SU simply didn’t clear the ball as quickly as it should have.‘Our first half, you could feel it being out there that (the energy) was a bit low,’ senior midfielder Nick Roydhouse said. ‘And then at halftime, Mac said, ‘It’s not good enough, we need to step it up.’ 50/50s we were losing in the first half, we switched that around and tried to win them in the second half.’The Orange tried to do a lot more than that in the second half.When SU junior defender Louis Clark was taken down in the 79th minute, Nick Roydhouse lined up for a free kick. The senior midfielder sized it up and perfectly placed a shot through the Red Storm’s line, depositing it into the left side of the goal. St. John’s goalkeeper Rafael Diaz couldn’t make his way across the goal in time, and the game was tied 1-1.It was almost too fitting Roydhouse was the one to come through in that moment.About 10 minutes into the second half, Roydhouse knew he had to inject some firepower into his team. He said he slightly kicked St. John’s defender Jamie Thomas, who then ‘softly’ fell to the ground. While Thomas lay on the turf — and with time stopped — Roydhouse picked the ball up off the field and fired it right at Thomas.Thomas got up and started arguing with Roydhouse before the referee intervened and broke it up.‘That was me getting on top of them,’ Roydhouse said. ‘They’re a team that’s fancy, they like to play the ball around and things like that, but don’t like it when you’re in their face. … If you notice, the rest of the game, he didn’t do much, did he?’But neither did Syracuse.One of the key areas where the Red Storm beat the Orange was in goal kicks, where Boerger tried to deliver the ball upfield to senior forward Dan Summers. It’s a play that Boerger said SU routinely works on in practice, and on Wednesday, he was aided by the fact that the St. John’s defender on Summers’ side — the right side — was significantly shorter than the one on the left.But every time Boerger kicked it out, especially in the first half, St. John’s won the ball. At halftime, McIntyre told his team it had to improve on the 50/50 balls, as the Orange had been solidly beaten.‘I wasn’t hitting him the greatest. It was tough on that slick surface,’ Boerger said. ‘Throughout the season, we’ve done well with it. We’ve just got to try to make that connection.’It was one of the many areas where Syracuse struggled, and it cost them control of the game.In comparison to the first half, the Orange was a better, more intense team in the second. But it didn’t amount to anything. The first half malaise cost them another game, and, most importantly, points in the Big East standings.‘I think we outplayed them in the second half,’ Boerger said. ‘And got unlucky to not get any points in the game.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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