The Velocity of Autumn Will Close On Broadway

first_img The Velocity of Autumn The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September. View Comments A bittersweet day for the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn, starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella. After garnering a Tony nod for Parsons April 29, the show announced it will play its final performance on May 4 at the Booth Theatre. The play, directed by Molly Smith, will have run for 22 preview performances and 16 regular performances at the time of closing. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 Estelle Parsons Related Shows Written by Eric Colbe, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. Star Fileslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Premiere Date Set for Aaron Tveit’s BrainDead & More

first_imgAaron Tveit(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Premiere Date Set for Aaron Tveit’s BrainDeadWe now know what we’ll be doing the night after this year’s Tony Awards! BrainDead, CBS’ new comic-thriller starring your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit and Tony winner Nikki M. James, is scheduled to premiere on June 13. The D.C.-set series about politics and extraterrestrials will feature Tveit as Gareth, a witty Legislative Director to a Republican senator; James is set to take on the role of Rochelle, a medical resident. It’s perhaps no surprise that Main Stem faves have landed roles in the series… showrunners Michelle and Robert King are theater fans and previously took charge of (and gave lots of stage faves employment with) The Good Wife.Conrad Ricamora Promoted on MurderCongratulations to The King and I’s Conrad Ricamora, who has been upped to series regular on the ABC hit How to Get Away With Murder. TV line reports that the Broadway favorite’s promotion will take effect at the start of the third season. Headlined by Tony winner Viola Davis, Ricamora plays Oliver, Connor’s tech-savvy boyfriend, in the show.A View From the Bridge is L.A.-BoundIvo van Hove has been dominating the New York theater scene over the past few months—first with A View From the Bridge, swiftly followed by David Bowie’s Lazarus and currently with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Now the West Coast will feel the love from the avant-guarde director, with the L.A. Times reporting that A View From the Bridge is set to bow at the City of Angels’ Ahmanson Theatre this September. No word yet on whether Mark Strong and the rest of the West End/Broadway cast will be on board for the transfer.Kristen Bell Opens Up About Frozen 2Kristen Bell starred in a movie you might just have heard of called Frozen, and in a recent interview she revealed a little more information about its follow-up. “The sequel is just finished being written and I think we start recording next month,” she told E!. Bell also got candid about that song, screlted by a certain Broadway supernova. “Nothing will top ‘Let It Go’ ever and nothing should top it.” Check out the interview below; the stage adaptation of the hit Disney film is due on Broadway in spring 2018. Incidentally, if you think you can play Anna or Elsa, there’s currently an equity casting notice out for a developmental lab taking place April 30 through May 13. Apparently you’ll need to be a “strong belter.” Who knew?! View Commentslast_img read more

Shenandoah Valley Winter Giveaway

first_imgRules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on February 17, 2016. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before February 17 6:00 PM EST 2016. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. PLAY. EAT. STAY. SHENANDOAH.Load up your brand new backpack and get ready for a weekend of adventure in Shenandoah County, Virginia!PLAY• Two free passes to Bryce Resort – Choice of Bike Park or Ski Passes• Two free passes to Shenandoah• $10 Gift Card to All Things Virginia at The Farmhouse• Two free passes for a 3-hour kayak trip with Route 11 OutfittersEAT• Buy One Tasting, Get One Free at Swover Brewery• Buy One Tasting, Get One Free at Woodstock Brew House• Free bag of locally roasted Cabin Creek Roasters Coffee with visit to store• Free Brunch at Joe’s SteakhouseSTAY• Two-night stay at the Comfort Inn in Woodstock**certain blackout dates may apply on lodging First Name: Last Name: Address: City: State: ALAKAZARCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWYZip Code*: Phone: Date of Birth: Email*: I would like to receive weekly BRO updates straight to my inbox.* denotes required fieldlast_img read more

Credit reporting, forbearance, and skips

first_imgAmid the ongoing national emergency, NAFCU has blogged about skip payments for open-end and closed-end credit and forbearance agreements. If a credit union provides this type of relief to its members, how does that affect how a credit union reports these loans to a credit reporting agency? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) explains what is required if a credit union provides relief to its members during the national emergency.Section 4021 of the CARES Act amends section 623(a)(1) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and prescribes how credit unions furnish information to credit reporting agencies during the COVID-19 national emergency if they make accommodations as defined in the CARES Act. An accommodation under the CARES Act is an agreement to defer payments, accept partial payments, forbear delinquencies, modify loans, or provide any other relief to members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the period beginning January 31, 2020 and ending 120 days after the COVID-19 national emergency ends. The FCRA amendment requires credit unions that make one or more accommodations on a credit account to furnish information to the credit reporting agencies in one of two ways. If a member is current before an accommodation is made, the CARES Act requires reporting the credit account as current.  If the account was delinquent before the accommodation, then the CARES Act requires continuing with the delinquent reporting while the accommodation is in place unless the member becomes current during the accommodation. If that happens, the CARES Act mandates that the account be reported as current.With the credit reporting requirements included in the CARES Act, you may wonder whether there are any additional resources that might be helpful in documenting a credit union’s reporting obligations when there is a forbearance or a deferral of payments. The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) has provided several useful resources about how to furnish information under these circumstances. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

New York has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country

first_imgThe vast majority of these cases are downstate, as there are almost 100 cases in Westchester County alone. The biggest increase percentage wise over the weekend is in Nassau County on Long Island, where the confirmed number of cases more than tripled from 5 to 17. Closer to the Southern Tier, Tompkins County officials announced one person displaying symptoms is currently being tested for the virus. 47 people have been quarantined in the county this year, although none have tested positive thus far. (WBNG) — New York has been one of the states hit hardest by Coronavirus, with more cases being announced by the day. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a surprising announcement. To combat this growing outbreak, Cuomo announced the state is taking an unusual measure to ensure local municipalities have the resources they need to stop the spread of the virus. “We are introducing New York State Clean hand sanitizer, made conveniently by the State of New York,” Cuomo said Monday. center_img Cuomo announced an additional 37 confirmed cases in the state, for a total of 142, meaning New York now has the most confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the entire U.S. The state plans on making 100,000 gallons a week to distribute to local municipalities and state facilities. For more on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun is among the best family hotels in Europe

first_imgAfter the recent recognitions within the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards, and winning the silver award for the best family hotel during the 2017 Junior Design Awards (Best Family Hotel, UK & Worldwide), Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun were also nominated for this year’s Family Traveler Awards for the best family hotel in Europe (Best European Hotel for Families).Family Traveler is a luxury family magazine in the UK, as well as an indispensable multi-platform guide in planning and organizing family trips. As the only hotel from Croatia, Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun is located in the prestigious company of the most luxurious family hotels in Europe. Nominations can be supported by voting until October 20, 2017 via link By the way, Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun, a luxury five-star resort, is located on the coast in Orašac near Dubrovnik and is part of the prestigious group The Leading Hotels of the World. In addition to luxury accommodation in 201 rooms within the hotel and 207 residences, the resort offers an award-winning spa, sports center, 16 different bars and restaurants, a beach and three outdoor pools, and one of the best conference centers in the region.Related news:NEW AWARDS FOR DUBROVNIK GARDENS OF THE SUNDUBROVNIK GARDENS OF THE SUN JOINS THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD GROUPlast_img read more

AP4 says active management added SEK1.4bn in 2014

first_img“The contribution over the past six years totals almost SEK8bn, which can be viewed in the context of an annual cost of about SEK90m to conduct active management,” he said.Overall, AP4 said its management costs remained low, with the management cost ratio including commission expenses at 0.11% last year, the same as the year before.In absolute terms, management expenses had totalled SEK296m, up from SEK277m. The emphasis on performance, and outperformance, comes amid continued uncertainty about the future of the existing buffer funds, which the previous Swedish government agreed should be reduced in number from five to three. Net profit was SEK40bn in 2014, up from SEK37bn the year before, and fund capital rose to SEK295bn by the end of December from SEK260bn.Andersson said AP4 had increased its holdings in low-carbon investments in 2014, and added that the pension fund wanted to increase strategic investments with a horizon longer than three years.The buffer fund paid out a net SEK5.1bn last year into the national pension system, down from SEK6.9bn the year before, it said.To see how other pension funds have fared over the course of 2014, see IPE’s coverage of pension scheme returns Sweden’s AP4 praised its approach to active management for generating a benchmark outperformance worth SEK1.4bn (€147m) last year, while only costing the fund around SEK90m to implement. Presenting its 2014 annual report, the buffer fund said it made an annual total return of 15.7% after expenses, down slightly from 2013’s 16.4%, but nevertheless outperforming its fellow buffer funds. AP4 said active management meant it outperformed the benchmark index by 0.7 percentage points before expenses, compared to 0.5 percentage points the year before, giving a positive contribution to earnings of SEK1.4bn — up from SEK900m in 2013.Mats Andersson, the pension fund’s chief executive, said: “We are very pleased that AP4’s talented managers have outperformed the index for the twelfth consecutive half-year. last_img read more

Live: President Trump unveils new immigration plan

first_img“President Donald Trump introduces a new immigration proposal designed to move the United States from a family-based immigration system to what administration officials describe as one based on employment and skills,” CNBC reports.Trump is expected to begin speaking at 2:30 p.m. ET.last_img

Former Coach Charged with Child Abuse

first_imgBennell, who it was revealed on Monday had to be hospitalised when he was found unconscious in a hotel near London, will appear in court on December 14.The latest charges stem from Cheshire Police but six other police forces are investigating accusations made against Bennell in a scandal Football Association Chairman Greg Clarke has called “the greatest crisis” in English football he could recall.The FA has also launched its own internal review appointing leading lawyer Kate Gallafent, an expert in child protection, to head it up.The British Government announced yesterday they will bring the police and the FA together for a meeting on the developing scandal.Clarke took over as FA chairman in August and has already had to deal with the removal of Sam Allardyce as England coach over comments he made in a newspaper sting and the ‘poppygate’ row with FIFAHe told Sky News it was time to finally deal with the issues after they had been ignored.“It’s certainly the biggest (crisis) I can remember,” said Clarke.“I think the moral consequences of failing to deal with some of these issues in the past we must get to the bottom of.”Clarke doesn’t know if the FA at the time deliberately turned a blind eye to the goings on although a reporter who made a documentary about sex abuse in football for Channel Four in 1997 has claimed there is a FA report from 2005 detailing 250 victims and spread over a number of clubs.“I don’t know if there was a cover-up or not, I really don’t know,” said Clarke.“I suspect like many big problems, people aren’t drawn towards them. My methodology is, if there’s a problem, run towards it, embrace it, fix it, disclose everything that happened.“I think institutionally, all organisations in the old days used to protect themselves by keeping quiet and closing ranks.“That’s completely inappropriate and unacceptable today.”Clarke told the BBC the FA review would not seek to speak to alleged victims nor would he confer with his predecessors as chairman.“We’ve agreed with the police that we won’t talk to any of the victims formally, because they have to talk to them, they have to take statements and we’re not allowed to interfere in that process,” said Clarke, who added he thought criticism of the present FA was misplaced and they had acted speedily to look into the claims.Another of Bennell’s alleged victims came forward on Tuesday, former Wales Under-18 captain Matthew Monaghan, whose revelations in the Daily Mail were the first his 20-year-old son had heard of them.He said his dream move to Manchester United aged just 14 from Crewe never succeeded and left legendary manager Alex Ferguson perplexed and infuriated.Ferguson thought he was drinking too much because he had been led astray by some of the other players but Monaghan insists it was because of Bennell who began to abuse him when he was just 10 and he says raped him at least four times.“He has good weeks and bad weeks but he suffers every day,” says his girlfriend Denise.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former coach Barry Bennell, who is at the centre of a scandal rocking English football, was yesterday charged with eight counts of child abuse, prosecutors said.Bennell, who has already served three jail terms for previous child sex offences, has faced a slew of new allegations by at least 20 former footballers spanning three decades beginning in the 1970s when he was working for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City and Stoke City.“Following a review of the evidence, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, Mr Bennell, 62, has today been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14,” said a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).last_img read more