Cambodian Rock Band, Starring Courtney Reed & More, Extends at Off-Broadway’s Signature

first_imgCourtney Reed(Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Star Files Related Shows Cambodian Rock Band View Commentscenter_img Lauren Yee’s New York premiere play Cambodian Rock Band has received an extension by off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre. Originally announced to run through March 8, the production will now conclude its limited engagement at the Pershing Square Signature Center on March 15.Cambodian Rock Band tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning back to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years as his daughter prepares to help prosecute one of the most infamous war criminals.The cast will include Courtney Reed as Neary/Sothea, Francis Jue as Duch, Joe Ngo as Chum, Abraham Kim as Rom, Moses Villarama as Ted/Leng and Jane Lui as Pou.Chay Yew will direct the production, scheduled to begin previews on February 4 and officially open on February 24. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2020 Courtney Reedlast_img read more

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Documentary Sets Premiere Date

first_img Christopher Jackson View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files James Monroe Iglehart Ever since the epic trailer’s release, we’ve been waiting for a premiere date for We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a 15-year retrospective of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale’s hip-hop improv show that made its Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre last year. The documentary is scheduled to premiere on Hulu on June 5.Directed by Andrew Fried, the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles Freestyle Love Supreme’s journey from a game played by Miranda and his collaborators in the basement of the Drama Bookshop to its wide success. Fried began filming when the group first toured the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005, and the documentary shows footage of Miranda, Kail, Veneziale, Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman and Andrew Bancroft. We Are Freestyle Love Supreme reveals why this show still means so much to these accomplished performers.Get pumped up to watch the doc with the trailer below! Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of “Freestyle Love Supreme” on Broadway(Photo: Joan Marcus)last_img read more

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Porsche launches new 911 Carrera C4 at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort

first_imgPorsche Cars North Americas latest launch unveils a unique approach for the company. Dealers from PCNA Area East will host groups of clients at Sugarbush to experience the all-new 911 Carrera 4S first hand in wintry conditions. Porsche is thrilled to be able to showcase the winter driving capabilities of the all-new 911 Carrera 4S model in such an exquisite environment as the one created for us here at Sugarbush said Mick Pallardy, Porsches Area East Vice President.  It provides the vehicles with the perfect situation in which to demonstrate the truly confident everyday AWD characteristics of the 911, when properly equipped.   The Porsche Winter Driving Experience features both on-road and off-road testing of the Porsche vehicles. Sugarbush Resort Golf Club driving range will transform into an off-road track that features a slalom course, skid pad and hairpin turns to test the capabilities of the all-new 911 Carrera 4S. The road drive–a scenic route through Vermonts Mad River Valley on winding mountain roads, over covered bridges and past working landscapes– tests various Porsche vehicles in everyday winter conditions. The Porsche Panamera 4 and the Porsche Cayenne Diesel will also be available for driving. We are very excited to be partnering with Porsche on this event, and discover the limits of these fascinating sports cars, said President of Sugarbush Resort, Win Smith.The Porsche Winter Driving Experience at Sugarbush features morning and afternoon driving sessions. Each session includes guided driving by Porsche Sport Driving School instructors for both the on-road and track sessions. Guests of the event will lodge at the Clay Brook Hotel and Residences, Sugarbushs slopeside accommodations.Warren, VT (January 7, 2013) Sugarbush Resort,To introduce the all-new 911 Carrera 4S, Porsche Cars North America is joining forces with Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont to host a unique winter driving program for prospective Porsche customers. The Porsche Winter Driving Experience will run from Jan. 22 27, 2013. The all-new 911 Carrera 4S features a 3.8-liter boxer engine that delivers 400 horsepower at 7,400 RPM and has a top track speed of 185 mph. The all-new 911 Carrera 4S combines power and winter driving performance with the intelligent Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system.last_img read more

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VYCC and partners receive top US Forest Service award

first_imgKathleen Atkinson, Regional Forester, Forest Service Eastern Region; Breck Knauft, Executive Director of VYCC; Alyssa Weisenstein, ASL Crew Leader;and Holly Knox, District Recreation Program Manager at awards ceremony. Photo: U.S. Forest Service.Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) was honored, alongside partners from the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests (GMFL) and the Lexington School for the Deaf, in receiving the US Forest Service Chief’s National Honor Award for Excelling as a High Performing Agency. This recognition was for successful efforts to diversify opportunities in Vermont, including developing American Sign Language crews combining young adults who are deaf and hearing on conservation projects over the past two summers.Partners were recognized for creating an integrative Youth Corps experience for young people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. VYCC and partners developed an integrated, residential, work-immersion experience in-line with the VYCC’s traditional youth conservation program. The model pairs crew members who have hearing with those who are deaf or hard of hearing under the guidance of two leaders proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).  Launching this model in partnership with the Green Mountain National Forest allowed these youth to directly contribute to improving public lands, to learn about the Forest Service, and to gain valuable job skills, all while exploring the region’s diverse natural areas.In receiving the award, Breck Knauft, Executive Director of VYCC said, “to the Crew Members on our ASL crews, we’re here accepting this award because of you. Because of your hard work, your commitment to service, your commitment to making the world a better place, and your commitment to yourselves. If you can endure a month of rain and bugs and mud, you can do anything! Never forget that.”“It is an incredible honor for our partnership efforts to receive this award. Equally fulfilling is knowing that we have the ingenuity, persistence, and can-do relationships that have resulted in introducing youth from a variety of backgrounds to their public lands, careers in natural resource management, and environmental stewardship ethics,” said Holly Knox, Recreation Program Manager for the GMFL.More info about The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests (GMFL) Inclusivity Initiative:GMFL’s Inclusivity Initiative is unique in its targeted approach to help underrepresented communities, particularly people who are deaf/hard of hearing, gain skills and experiences in the natural resources field.  Its success stems from recruiting underrepresented young people and incorporating them into existing programs like the VYCC. The ASL Crew expanded a long-standing VYCC/USFS partnership, adding to the thousands of hours of natural resource project work contributed by previous crews while increasing urban youth participation and accessibility to projects on the Green Mountain National Forest.For more info contact: Holly Knox, District Recreation Program Manager || hknox@fs.fed.us(link sends e-mail) || 802-767-4261 ext. 5530More info about VYCC:Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a 501c3 nonprofit youth development organization with a mission to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. For more than 30 years, VYCC has instilled the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment in young people. VYCC Corps Members, young adults 15-24, work, live, and learn together in small groups, completing priority conservation and agriculture projects throughout Vermont under the guidance of highly trained Crew Leaders.More info about the U.S. Forest Service Chief’s Honor Award for Excelling as a High-Performing Agency:This award recognizes major accomplishments in ensuring an effective business environment by developing practices and procedures that improve customer service, efficiency, human resource management, communication, and administrative facilities management or ensure financial and performance accountability.Source: WASHINGTON, D.C, December 7, 2018 – VTCClast_img read more

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Expanding age group opportunities to tri: USA Triathlon adds Physically Challenged…

first_img Related USA Triathlon (USAT) has revised its official rulebook to include a ground-breaking new Physically Challenged (PC) Open Division, meant to accommodate those athletes who wish to participate in sanctioned USAT events and do not meet classification or equipment criteria.Following approval from the USA Triathlon Board of Directors, the official language of the PC Open Division rules will apply to participants at 2014 USA Triathlon-sanctioned events. The rules modifications will allow competition opportunities to athletes with Americans with Disabilities Act-defined disabilities who may not fit into a paratriathlon medical classification, or who are unable to follow the strict equipment usage rules of paratriathlon.Participation in the PC Open Division is available to athletes with a medically verified physical, visual or neurological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The official rulebook is available at usatriathlon.org/rulebook.“By defining the PC Open Division and its guidelines in our rulebook, we are able to be more inclusive for all paratriathletes who may want to become involved in the sport,” said Charlie Crawford, USA Triathlon’s Commissioner of Officials. “Paratriathlon is strictly defined by the rules of each classification category, but USA Triathlon wants to be welcoming of any athlete with a disability and as we’ve looked for ways to offer those opportunities, this has been the best option for us to include as many athletes as possible.”USA Triathlon’s PC Open Division has been offered at a number of events since 2010, but the revisions to the rulebook will complement the official rules set forth by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for paratriathlon competition.A new worldwide paratriathlon classification system will be implemented by ITU in 2014, and the PC Open Division rules in the United States will allow paratriathletes to continue competing even though they may not fit into the new system.The newly defined rules will also provide a gateway to the sport for new paratriathletes, which may increase the talent pool for the US team heading into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where paratriathlon will make its debut.usatriathlon.org/paratriathlonlast_img read more

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Our questions for the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners candidates

first_imgEach election cycle, we ask readers to submit questions they’d like to hear the candidates for local office answer. Based on the input we received from you all over the past week, we’ve put together the following five-item questionnaire for the candidates for County Chair (incumbent Ed Eilert and challenger Patricia Lightner) and District 1 Commissioner (Prairie Village mayor Ron Shaffer and former Mission mayor Laura McConwell).This cycle’s questionnaire is below. We’ll be running the candidates’ responses to one item per day starting Monday, Oct. 20:The county librarian has said the Johnson County Library system will need to double in size of over the next 20 years to meet expected population growth in the area, and the library will be looking to hire an outside firm to conduct an assessment of facilities needs. Such growth would obviously require a significant investment. Do you think doubling the size of the library system should be a priority for the county, and if so, how should the expansion be funded?Johnson County has built a national name for itself as a place with great public schools — but there are many people in the county, and in the Shawnee Mission District especially, who think that reputation is in jeopardy as funding for schools at has waned and legislators have been resistant to fully fund the state formula. Are you concerned about the state of funding for Johnson County school districts? Does the county have a role to play in advocating for the local school districts?Outside of support for public education, what policies do you think the county should be pursuing to keep Johnson County attractive for young families while meeting the needs of an increasing number of senior citizens?What is your view of the role of government at the county level? Is government’s top priority to provide services and amenities that make an area attractive to live? Or is it to stay out of people’s way — and pocketbooks — as much as possible?What are the three most important differences between you and your opponent?We’ll be publishing our questionnaire for the local House of Representatives candidates at 11:55.last_img read more

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Minnesota survives without leading rushers

first_imgFreshman Cam Wiley and sophomore Bryce Williams carried the load after halftime but never found much room to run against the Eagles, who often stacked the box and overwhelmed Minnesota’s blockers. Wiley and Williams combined for a mere 55 yards on 25 carries.Blocking remained an issue in all facets for Minnesota. After allowing four sacks against Fresno State, Minnesota allowed five against Georgia Southern. The Eagles had 11 total tackles for loss on Saturday. Unable to move the ball on the ground, Minnesota had to find alternative sources for offense. When quarterback Tanner Morgan did have time to throw, he was efficient, especially when targeting Johnson. The senior receiver had 10 catches for 140 yards while becoming the first player in program history to catch three touchdowns three different times in his career.“It’s pretty cool,” Johnson said. “Just being out there, just working hard every play, you never know when your number’s going to be called and whenever my number was called today I just made the best of it.”Minnesota’s defense also played well, helping amend for the stagnant offense. The Eagles’ only second-half touchdowns came on a 77-yard blocked field goal return and a 44-yard fumble return. Georgia Southern’s run-heavy, triple-option offense totaled only 123 yards on the ground.“I thought we knew exactly what we needed to do going into the game,” linebacker Carter Coughlin said. “We were prepared unbelievably well, thanks to our coaches. I don’t think there was anything they did that surprised us.”With a bye week coming up, Fleck said the team is glad to be 3-0, but they are also happy to have some time off before opening Big Ten play against Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana on Sept. 28.“We need to get some guys healthy,” Fleck said. “[The] bye week comes at a perfect time.” Minnesota survives without leading rushersGophers escape upset-minded Georgia Southern after losing Rodney Smith and Mohamed Ibrahim.Kamaan RichardsQuarterback Tanner Morgan carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Gophers defeated Georgia Southern 35-32. Nick JungheimSeptember 15, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOn Saturday, the Gophers found themselves down by four points in the fourth quarter while also down their top two running backs. In the team’s first two games, only redshirt senior Rodney Smith and redshirt sophomore Mohamed Ibrahim got carries, but the Gophers needed all hands on deck in their 35-32 victory over Georgia Southern. In the second quarter, Minnesota held a 21-10 lead, but with Ibrahim not playing due to an injury sustained in practice and Smith having exited the game with what head coach P.J. Fleck called a sore oblique, the Eagles mounted a comeback.Due to injuries, sub-par offensive line play and two fourth-quarter return touchdowns from Georgia Southern, Minnesota barely avoided an upset for the third consecutive week. With the game on the line, the offense bounced back from a third-and-29 at their own 6-yard line, driving all the way down the field until senior Tyler Johnson’s third touchdown of the game gave Minnesota the lead with 13 seconds left.“We found a way to win again,” Fleck said. “This team has some of the most heart I’ve seen in my entire life. And that doesn’t get measured on a 40, or in height and weight. It gets measured when you play the game of football.”Minnesota’s offense struggled for much of the second half without Smith, Ibrahim and redshirt senior Shannon Brooks, who is still recovering from an injury sustained last season. The Gophers only amassed 32 yards on their three possessions prior to the go-ahead touchdown drive.In the first half, Smith appeared to be on pace for a productive afternoon, carrying 11 times for 57 yards. Despite exiting with an injury in the second quarter, he finished the day as the team’s leading rusher.Minnesota remained committed to the run without Smith, despite limited effectiveness. Overall, the Gophers rushed 48 times for 93 yards, averaging just 1.9 yards per attempt for the game. Once again, an under-performing offensive line hindered Minnesota.“I didn’t think we played very well up front,” Fleck said. “We need to get some things fixed. We’ve got to get things developed, we’ve got to get people developed.”last_img read more

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EM Nevada Transfer Of 70 Sites To DOE Office Of Legacy Management Nearing Completion

first_imgThe DOE Office of Legacy Management is set to assume long-term stewardship responsibility for 70 sites — represented by the yellow dots in this map — on the Nevada Test and Training Range where the EM Nevada Program completed environmental corrective actions in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Courtesy/DOEDOE News:LAS VEGAS, Nev — The EM Nevada Program and DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM) are nearing completion of a transfer of long-term stewardship responsibilities for 70 sites on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), including the Tonopah Test Range (TTR).The transfer from EM to LM — among EM’s ambitious priorities for 2020 — is expected to occur by Sept. 30.“In partnership with the Office of Legacy Management and our lead environmental program services contractor, Navarro Research and Engineering, the EM Nevada Program is proud to be advancing the transfer of these sites,” EM Nevada Program Manager Rob Boehlecke said. “We fully expect to complete the transfer on time and on budget. This progress supports our federal cleanup mission and shows firsthand what can be accomplished when a dedicated team works together to accomplish a goal.”The transfer process also involves the review and transmission of more than 7,200 documents and records from the EM Nevada Program to LM. Once the transfer is complete, LM will assume responsibility for long-term surveillance and maintenance of the sites in perpetuity.In accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO), the EM Nevada Program recently completed cleanup at sites on NTTR where contaminated soil and debris resulted from historic nuclear weapons testing and support activities. FFACO is a legally-binding agreement signed in 1996 that outlines a schedule of cleanup and monitoring commitments.In the 1960s, sites at the NTTR were used to test nuclear weapons to determine if they could be accidentally set off and produce a nuclear yield. These experiments resulted in the contamination of soil and debris. During recently completed cleanup of these sites, contaminated soil and debris were transported to the Nevada National Security Site for permanent disposal.For more information on the EM Nevada Program’s environmental restoration activities, click here.last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Friday, March 1

first_imgThere are only two choices. One is to have a wall recognizing its true purpose.The other is to tear down the wall.So far, I have yet to see the governor, senators or representatives of California demanding the wall between Tijuana and San Diego be torn down.Andy Beiniks    Charlton The actual purpose of protective walls is to slow an intruder until a reaction force can arrive.  Why does a bank vault have thick concrete walls and a thick door? It’s to slow down someone trying to break in until the police arrive.If the police aren’t going to bother showing up, you could take a jackhammer to the walls of the bank branches on Route 50 in Glenville on a Sunday to leisurely break in and take the contents of the vaults.So-called technological solutions such as drones, motion detectors and video cameras really only work in conjunction with a physical barrier that establishes a final protective barrier.  If walls and fences are that ineffective, why does the military put up walls and fences around their compounds in Afghanistan and Iraq?If you choose to believe Ieva Jusionyte and other critics of the effectiveness of a wall, then you would believe that the military wasted a lot of time, effort and money building walls and fences in Afghanistan and Iraq to protect our forces. Plows put the snow back on sidewalksSara Foss’ Feb. 25 column was very interesting, regarding municipalities’ policy of clearing sidewalks.I’d like to add two things to her commentary: 1) The city of Schenectady does have at least one small sidewalk-sized snow machine, which it uses to clear certain city and county walks, sometimes.2) When my neighbors and I clear our walks on Guilderland Avenue, the city fills them back in.Snow plows travel up and down the street, usually well over the speed limit, and the very heavy snow and slush are thrown over the snowbanks, onto our sidewalks.Usually, the stuff freezes before we can get back out to re-shovel (not that it matters, the plows come by again after we do), but even when it doesn’t, the mixture from the streets is so heavy it isn’t worth trying to shovel it again, unless you have a physical therapist on speed dial.So the city has the capability of clearing the sidewalks.It really needs to do so after the homeowner has already cleared a path, and the city fills it back up again — as it has been doing for the more than 30 years I’ve lived on Guilderland Avenue.Kurt C. SiegelSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right wayEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWall is designed to delay, not defeatThe opinion piece by Ieva Jusionyte on the effectiveness of the border wall, published on Feb. 24 shows a complete lack of understanding as to what a wall is supposed to accomplish.He states, “…no matter the design, the fence does not deter unauthorized migrants.”last_img read more

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ClassNK adds Brazilian survey office

first_imgThe new office will operate alongside ClassNK’s two other exclusive survey offices in Brazil located in Rio de Janeiro and Santos and is part of a global service network of 130 ClassNK exclusive survey offices.www.classnk.or.jplast_img

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