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BomberJam Musicians BBQ To Bring Great Artists Together For A Worthy Cause

first_imgCome September 18th, a number of talented artists will head out to the BomberJam Musicians BBQ in Medford, NJ for a celebration of life and music! The one-day festival is a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society, and just $25 will get you live music, food, beer, and so much more.The event will see performances from Swift Technique, Stone, Whiskey Grin, The Hess Brothers, TwentyThree North, The Flying Circus, The Quixote Project, and an All Star Open Jam hosted by Frank C. Morley and Jacob Graff. There will also be additional events, including a raffle with items donated by musicians like Scott Stapp, The Revivalists and more.For more information about this exciting fundraiser, head here!last_img read more

Jonathan Groff, Jessie Mueller & Krysta Rodriguez Sign on For Broadway Backwards

first_img Jessie Mueller Krysta Rodriguez Star Files Joining Groff (Spring Awakening), Mueller (Beautiful) and Rodriguez (First Date) will be Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Tony winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Tood), Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (La Cage aux Folles), Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County) and Patricia Morison (Kiss Me, Kate). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Jonathan Groff, Jessie Mueller, Krysta Rodriguez and more will perform at the ninth annual Broadway Backwards. Directed and choreographed by Robert Bartley, the one-night-only show is set for March 24 at the Al Hirschfield Theatre. Proceeds for the event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.center_img View Comments Broadway Backwards is an annual celebration of gay and lesbian culture through musical theater performances by some of Broadway’s favorite actors.

 2013’s sold-out show raised a record-breaking $347,060 for the two organizations. Jonathan Grofflast_img read more

Hani Furstenberg Steps into Cabaret on Broadway

first_img View Comments Cabaret Cabaret marks the return of director Sam Mendes and co-director/choreographer Rob Marshall, who have recreated their Tony Award-nominated direction and choreography of the 1998 production. Studio 54 is transformed into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy 1930s Berlin nightclub where a young English cabaret performer (Stone) encounters an American writer (Heck), under the watchful eye of a zealous Master of Ceremonies (Cumming). The Broadway production of Cabaret bids Hani Furstenberg “Willkommen” on December 22. The performer makes her Broadway debut in the Kander and Ebb musical at Studio 54, stepping into the role of Fraulein Kost. She replaces Gayle Rankin in the tuner, which is scheduled to play through March 29, 2015. Furstenberg’s screen credits include The Loneliest Planet, Yossi & Jagger and Campfire. She joins a cast that includes Alan Cumming, Emma Stone, Linda Emond, Bill Heck and Aaron Krohn. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

Berger: SOTU themes dovetail with NAFCU priorities

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger last night welcomed President Obama’s focus in his State of the Union address on the need to address growing cyber threats and to take actions aimed at helping advance the nation’s economy.“NAFCU appreciates the president’s belief that together we can do great things,” said Berger. “In 2015, NAFCU looks forward to working with the administration and Congress to advance our country’s economic prosperity, especially through several key issues that also reflect our priorities for 2015 – including national data security standards for retailers and increased small business lending.”Berger noted particularly the association’s efforts to establish national data security standards for retailers, and he reiterated NAFCU’s call to lift the arbitrary member business lending cap so credit unions can help small businesses create valuable jobs “without the need for any new taxes or government programs.”The president last night alluded to threats waged against the Dodd-Frank Act and pledged to veto efforts to roll back consumer protections put in place after the financial crisis. Berger acknowledged the need for protections but also warned of unintended consequences. continue reading »last_img read more

Auto association shows bold face amid February sales dip, ‘nixed’ top motor show

first_imgThe Indonesian automotive industry is not anticipating a heavy blow from the novel coronavirus outbreak, although the February sales figure dropped to the lowest level in eight months and the industry’s top event, the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2020, had been “postponed indefinitely”. Car sales continued to decline with 79,573 units sold in February, a 2.73 percent decrease from 81,809 units in February last year and the lowest level since June 2019, according to data provided by the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo).However, the association downplayed the foreseeable impacts from COVID-19, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “pandemic” on March 11 in Geneva.  “We do not expect COVID-19 to greatly impact the market. Car sales in February were impacted by the virus [outbreak], as the hard-hit tourist industry was forced to postpone purchases of tour buses and other vehicles,” Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Sales had also declined in January as a result of widespread severe flooding in several regions, including the capital city, and growing negative sentiment and public fears of the COVID-19 epidemic that emerged on Dec. 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China.Domestic car sales were also expected to follow a downward trend in March and April as the COVID-19 continued to disrupt the economy and the daily lives of Indonesians.Read also: Indonesia’s car sales to bounce back in March, manufacturers contend “I think there will be a further fall in March as the virus closes schools, offices and dissuade people from visiting retail shops, including car showrooms,” Yohannes said. The industry association is, however, maintaining its 2020 sales target of 1.05 million cars. In contrast, the decision to postpone the IIMS, one of the biggest industry expos in Indonesia, is likely to spell trouble for the automotive industry.“The event organizers were wise in postponing the event, considering the current condition. However, [its] postponement will affect the automotive industry, as IIMS contributes greatly to car sales,” Yohannes conceded.The motor show was originally scheduled to run from April 9 to 19 in Jakarta and from April 15 to 19 in Makassar.Event organizer PT Dyandra Promosindo announced on Monday that it had decided to postpone the IIMS 2020 indefinitely, following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s public call on Sunday to practice social distancing to stem the spread of COVID-19.Social distancing is a public health measure to slow the person-to-person transmission of an infectious disease by maintaining physical distance. In the case of COVID-19, the recommended minimum distance is 1 meter “between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing”, according to the WHO’s public advice page for COVID-19. “We were initially optimistic that the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic would recede gradually, but recent developments show otherwise. We believe that postponing the IIMS 2020 is for the best during this challenging time,” Dyandra Promosindo president director Hendra Noor Saleh said in a press statement.The Indonesian motor show is a much-anticipated industry event, with the IIMS 2019 posting sales of 13,288 vehicles for a total transaction value of Rp 5 trillion (US$332.2 million), Rp 1 trillion more than its transaction target.The country’s automotive industry has been on a declining trend since last year, which posted passenger car sales of 1.03 million units, a 10.8 percent drop from the year before. Gaikindo blamed the sluggish sales on political uncertainty during the 2019 general election that held people off from buying big-ticket items, including cars. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

First Off Road Speedway win for Missouri racer

first_imgBy Randy Pospishilsports@norfolkdailynews.comNORFOLK, Neb. (June 16) – Taylor Caldwell made the most of a visit to his hometown of Stanton this past weekend, returning to his racing roots long enough to win the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Off Road Speedway, in a borrowed car.“I got out of racing for about nine years until this year and John Dunklau was nice enough to let me run his SportMod this season to get back in to it,’ said Caldwell, who lives and works in Lib­erty, Mo. “I was fortunate enough tonight to put it in the winner’s circle.”Caldwell took advantage of his starting position on the outside of the front row and took control of the race early on, winning handily ahead of Jeremy and Joey Haase.A quick start in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature allowed TeJay Mielke to immediately grab the lead from his second row inside position. Mielke then withstood four cautions to lead all 18 laps for the win.After starting in the middle of the 16-car field, Jeremy Hoskinson won his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature of the season at Off Road, quickly moving to the front during a caution-free race to lead the final 11 laps and win by several car lengths.Ramsey Meyer extended his undefeated string at Off Road Speedway to six in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, but didn’t secure the lead until just three laps remained.last_img read more

Serbia’s Zarko Kovacevic handed 10-match ban by Rugby League European Federation

first_img The RLEF’s d isciplinary committee found Kovacevic guilty of two charges of misconduct that included tripping, kicking and striking during Serbia’s match against Ireland on August 29 and say h e has until Thursday afternoon to launch an appeal. Marko Jankovic resigned from his post as Serbia coach and was last week given an indefinite ban by the RLEF for his part in the abandonment of the match, which was halted following a brawl that broke out after he allegedly made contact with an Ireland player. Serbia player Zarko Kovacevic has been handed a 10-match ban by the Rugby League European Federation in the latest fall-out from the abandonment of last month’s international against Ireland in Belgrade. Press Associationlast_img read more

Woman dies attempting to stop hit and run driver

first_imgA 42-year-old woman has died after she was run over while attempting to stop a hit-and-run driver.The incident was reported on October 25th in Hialeah, Florida.Officials say the victim was driving in a vehicle with her family when a woman in a van struck their car and fled the scene.The victim then followed the van which eventually pulled into the parking lot of a pawn shop.  The victim then stepped out of her car and stood behind the van in an attempt to prevent the driver from leaving. When the suspect in the van noticed the woman standing behind her vehicle, she suddenly reversed the vehicle and pinned the victim up against a metal fence. The victim, however, was able to get free and this time stood in front of the van.The suspect in the van then accelerated forward forcing the victim to jump on the hood of the van or be run over. As the victim clung to the hood of the van, the suspect began speeding and driving erratically in an attempt to get the victim off of the vehicle.Eventually the victim fell off of the van and was run over as the suspect fled the scene.  The victim was later flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead.Investigators reported that they searched surveillance video in the area and were eventually able to identify the van’s driver as 22-year-old Natasha Boothe.Boothe has since been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree murder and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.last_img read more

Musa, Ighalo, Ndidi Make Pitch Awards Shortlist

first_img“We are planning a major reorganisation with respect to the number of categories we have. By next edition, we will certainly have fewer categories. We believe this will make it easier for our voters to complete their votes,” Philips said.Nneka Eneli, Head of Corporate Services who represented Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the Managing Partner of SIAO Partners said the shortlist of potential winners was drawn from the votes cast by sport journalists across the country between February and March 2019.Other categories for which players and officials have been nominated include; Goalkeeper of the Year category, Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Katsina United FC, Theophilus Afelokhai of Enyimba F.C and Francis Odinaka Uzoho of Deportivo La Coruna/Anorthosis Famagusta.Brighton and Hove Albion FC defender, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong of Udinese FC and Kenneth Omeruo of Leganés FC will compete for the Defender of the Year award.Pitch awards voters also recognised the growing influence of Stoke City midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo by nominating him along with Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and Arsenal FC’s Alex Iwobi in the Midfielder of the Year category.In the Striker of the Year category, former Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa will slug it out with Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo and the Super Eagles Vice-captain and Al-Nassr striker, Ahmed Musa.In the women category, multiple award winner, Asisat Oshoala who is on loan at Barcelona Ladies, Francisca Ordega of Shanghai shengli and Super Falcon new sensation, Rasheedat Ajibade of Avaldsnes IL in Sweden will vie for the Queen of the Pitch award.Nominees for the other categories are: MVP in NPFL: Godwin Aguda (Enugu Rangers), Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars) and Mfon Udoh of Akwa United.Also for the MVP in the NWFL: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels) and Rasheedat Ajibade (Avaldsnes IL) are in the running while for the Coach of the Year: Thomas Dennerby (Super Falcons), Gbenga Ogunbote (Enugu Rangers) and Solomon Ogbeide (Lobi Stars) have been shortlisted.In the Club of the Year category, Akwa United, Enugu Rangers and Lobi Stars were shortlisted.Super Sand Eagles, Super Falcons and Super Eagles are in the race for the National Team of the Year.Ogabor Joseph Odey, Adebimpe Quadri and Ferdinand Udoh were also shortlisted for the Referee of the Year category.There are also nominees for the various categories that include; Sam Okwaraji Awards; State with the Best Grassroots Football Development Programme; Football Journalist of the Year (TV); Football Friendly Governor of the Year; Football Journalist of the Year (Print); Corporate Sponsor of Football.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards have announced Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa of Al-Nassr, Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua and Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City FC in the shortlist for the King of the Pitch Award for the 2018/19 edition scheduled to hold in May.Speaking at a well-attended media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos yesterday, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Philips expressed the gratitude of the organisers and partners to all sport journalists, the Nigeria Football Federation and SIAO Partners for their support for the awards since 2013.He stated that the organisers were working on a plan to overhaul the organisation specifically with a view to reducing the number of categories.last_img read more

Braun: Time to reflect on 2008 season during MLB’s final week

first_imgThe bestcomeback in MLB history?Some mightrecall Boston’s comeback in the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees as the bestcomeback in MLB history, but this year Josh Hamilton may have outperformed thatfeat with a remarkable comeback of his own.A baseballprodigy, Hamilton was signed by the Devil Rays in 1999 and was regarded as thebest prospect in the history of the game by most scouts. But a mere two yearslater, he lost it all, falling victim to injuries and severe drug abuse.It wasn’t untilthis season when he was given another opportunity — this time, he wasn’t thesame problem child of 1999.Frankly,Hamilton made it look like he was playing against little leaguers for a largechunk of the season. Capping off his amazing first-half play with the home runderby at Yankee Stadium was one of the most impressive displays that MLB hasever seen. Justin Morneau, who won the Derby, clearly felt undeserving afterseeing Hamilton belt 28 first-round home runs.Hamilton isn’tonly a lock for comeback player of the year, but if there were an award forcomeback of the century, it would be tough to disregard this as one of the beststories in baseball. Jonah is asophomore hoping to major in journalism. Want to share your favorite memoriesof 2008? Email him at A’s throwtheir season away… againIt may bedifficult to remember, but at one point this season the Oakland A’s werehanging with the Angels. But, like in years past, general manager Billy Beanedecided to think about the future instead of the present.First to go wasthe promising Dan Haren. Then it was Nick Swisher. Next traded was Mark Kotsay.The small bright spot that kept the A’s in contention was staff ace RichHarden.Then Beanetraded him away too.When Harden wastraded away to Chicago it effectively did two things — it assured the Cubs adivision title, and it assured that the A’s would not play in October.Now, the A’s arewhere everyone expected them to be after the trade — not close to the Angels.It’s obviouslynot certain that the A’s would be a lock for the playoffs if they hadn’t tradedHarden, but they would have at least been a challenge to the Angels, who seemedto run away with the division the moment Harden left the Oakland mound.The A’s don’tstart one position player from their last team that made the playoffs in 2006.Maybe the A’swill have another chance next year. If they do though, they’ll probably end upthrowing it away. All it tookwas a name changeWhatever devilwas haunting the Rays seems to be gone for good.Somehow, all theRays players seemed to mature into knowledgeable and magnificent ballplayers inthe span of a single offseason. Tampa Bay went from the worst record inbaseball in 2007 to among the best in 2008.How did they doit? All it took was great pitching, great hitting and great coaching — somethingthe Rays had never had. As team president Matt Silverman put it after the Raysclinched a spot in the playoffs, “This is something nobody thought would everhappen.”Well, it didhappen — and it looks like the Rays are going to be a staple in the playoffsfor years to come. They now have one of the strongest cores of young players inbaseball and are poised for a deep playoff run.center_img In the midst ofan intense playoff race, sometimes it’s hard to remember what happened duringsome of the ups and downs of the baseball season. We tend to focus on thepresent, but every now and then it’s important to turn our attention to some ofthe abnormal events that occurred in 2008.So withoutfurther adieu: Farewell,Yankee StadiumWhat better wayto say goodbye to Yankee Stadium than with a victory for the home team, and forthe final pitch to be thrown by future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera.The House thatRuth Built will be torn down this summer, but the memories created there willlive on for the rest of MLB history.Don Larsen’sperfect game in the World Series, Roger Maris’ record-breaking home run andReggie Jackson’s three blasts on three pitches are a mere pinch of the talesthat will be told and relived in the coming years.The new YankeeStadium will feature the same field dimensions as the old one, but don’t expectit to compare to the old one for quite some time. The classic feel will begone, but don’t fret — as long as the Yankees are playing there, every gamewill bring a pinch of those memories back to life.last_img read more