Students Take Center Stage in the Musical Pippin Saturday Night

first_imgThe Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company will present, “PIPPIN” on July 29th at the Ocean City Music Pier. Show time is 7:30 PM.  This fully staged production will feature a cast of select High School students from across the Delaware Valley and is under the Direction of Billy D. Hart and Erin Whitcomb.With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant.  Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway.  Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.  He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.Pippin is the perfect coming of age story for student performers and OCTC has added their own twist setting this production on the beaches and boardwalk of OCNJ!Tickets are $12-$15 and can be purchased by calling 609-399-6111, logging onto or by visiting the Box Office of the Ocean City Music Pier. This production is sponsored by Joan Readding.The Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company is an innovative and fresh approach to arts education in itself. This program auditions students from 6th – 12th grade (from Ocean City and it’s surrounding areas) and allows them to work with a professional production staff to create hands on performing opportunities. Participants take part in classes, rehearse and perform a full-scale musical with professional designers and directors. “PIPPIN” features students in the High School Jr Co. The Middle School Jr Co will present “SEUSSICAL” August 25 and 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier.PIPPIN, is produced by special arrangement with the Music Theatre International (MTI), New York, NY.last_img read more

Phil Lesh Plays Surprise Set From 1988 At Free Friends Performance

first_imgBeloved bassist Phil Lesh held a free show at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA last night, welcoming a seasoned lineup of “Friends” for the performance. What fans didn’t expect was a recreation of a set from July 31, 1988, with a full year of 1988 discussion with long time photographer Jay Blakesberg.While Lesh had previously scheduled a 1988 tribute show for this Sunday at the venue’s Summer Kickoff party, the show last night featured a full set taken from a classic show at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA. Backed by Grahame Lesh, Stu Allen, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford, the two-set performance opened with a fun-filled first half featuring classics like “Playin In The Band,” “Help > Slip! > Franklin’s,” and “Sugar Magnolia.”It was the second set that saw the band work some 1988 Grateful Dead magic, opening up with “Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo” before jamming into classic tunes like “Little Red Rooster,” “West L.A. Fadeaway” and more. The show closed with a potent “Bird Song,” putting a cap on a great night of music.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 6/7/16Set 1: Playing In The Band gl > Dear Mr. Fantasy sa sg > Mountains of the Moon pl, Help on the Way sa > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower sa, Sugar Magnolia glSet 2: Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo sa, Little Red Rooster gl, West L.A. Fadeaway sa, Me & My Uncle gl > Big River gl sa, Ramble On Rose sa, Gentlemen Start Your Engines sg, When I Paint My Masterpiece gl sa, Bird Song saThe above 1st Set originally performed 7-31-88 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA.Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione/Deadheadlandlast_img read more

Dave Matthews Band To Remaster ‘Crash’ For First-Ever Vinyl Release

first_imgAs Dave Matthews Band continues to celebrate their 25th anniversary on the road, the group has made an exciting studio release announcement. The band will remaster Crash and release it on vinyl for the first time ever.The 2-LP, 180-gram vinyl release is due out on Friday, July 15th, and will be packaged with a new eight-page booklet filled with unreleased photographs. There’s also a limited edition color splash version on 150-gram vinyl.You can pre-order the standard Crash here, and the color splash version here.There’s also a new Live Trax release coming out, the 38th volume in the series. The new Trax will highlight a June 8, 1996 performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, which features a number of Crash songs that were fresh for that summer tour. “#41,” “Jimi Thing,” and “Two Step” segued into “Crash Into Me” all represent Crash on the new release. Check it out here.last_img read more

The Werks, Ultraviolet Hippo, CSBY SWTR & More Make Memories At Hyperion Fest [A Gallery]

first_imgFrom September 8th through 10th, the Stable Studios in Spencer, IN were filled with tons of eager fans and great artists for the annual Hyperion Music & Arts Festival. Hyperion packed their lineup with tons of talent, including The Werks, Future Rock, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, CSBY SWTR and more! With jams flowing throughout the weekend, those in attendance got a non-stop dose of beautiful music! What a party.Thanks to Phierce Photo, we can see a full gallery of the festivities. Check it out below! Load remaining imageslast_img

Gawande New Yorker article on end-of-life care wins National Magazine Award

first_img Read Full Story Atul Gawande, associate professor in HSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has won a National Magazine Award for his story “Letting Go,” which appeared in the August 2, 2010, issue of The New Yorker. Gawande is a contributor to the magazine.Gawande’s story looks at a U.S. health care system that works assiduously to save lives, but is not as adept at helping terminally ill patients and their families make the best of the time they have left.Read the article.Read the press release announcing the awards.last_img

Centennial Garden

first_imgThe addition of the Centennial Garden will celebrate the history of the University of Georgia Tifton campus while breathing new life into the heart of the campus, according to Joe West, assistant dean of the campus.The 2-acre garden, which is under construction behind the Tift Building at the center of campus, is a recreation of a garden that existed in an earlier era, when the campus was known as the Coastal Plain Experiment Station. The new garden is slated for completion by May 3, when it will be dedicated as the community celebrates UGA–Tifton’s centennial.“It just seemed very appropriate to recreate the garden at this time. It’s part of our history and will continue to be as we move forward with the campus’ next 100 years,” West said. “I think our faculty, staff and students are very excited to see what the garden will look like when it is completed.”The original garden was very symmetrical with beautiful plant materials, however, as the automotive age kicked into gear, the garden took a backseat.“There’s an old song (‘Big Yellow Taxi’) that says, ‘They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,’ which is exactly what happened,” West said.West stumbled onto records of the original garden and thought, “It would be really cool if we recreated that.” The project was quickly approved and construction ensued.The completed formal garden will contain 100 percent UGA-generated genetic plant releases. ‘October Glory’ maple, ‘Pink Damsel’ serviceberry, ‘Sweet Frost’ tangerine and ‘Green Shadow’ magnolia trees will be planted within the garden, with oaks and magnolias framing the garden’s outer areas and flowers and fruits comprising the garden’s interior.“We are dedicated to research here, so for the Centennial Garden to be filled with plant materials developed by UGA scientists is exciting,” West said.UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Sam Pardue, West and members of the Tift family will attend the dedication ceremony on May 3. Captain H.H. Tift helped Tifton win the bid for the then-Coastal Plain Experiment Station when it opened in 1919.For more information about the UGA-Tifton centennial events, see read more

Syosset Man Charged With ID Theft

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Syosset man has been arrested for identity theft after he tried to get a UPS deliverer to hand over a package containing a replacement credit card in the victim’s name, Nassau County police said.Emmanuel Ladipo was charged with identity theft, attempted grand larceny, petit larceny and traffic offenses.Police said the 28-year-old approached the UPS driver in front of the victim’s Marlene Drive home and said that the package was his, but the driver told Ladipo that he needed to see proper identification before he fled.The driver told a resident what happened and to call 911. Investigators learned that Ladipo was seen ringing the doorbell of the house earlier the same day and took an envelope from the mailbox, authorities said.The UPS package turned out to contain a replacement American Express credit card in the name of the victim, who told detectives that she had been the victim of identity theft and that someone had ordered the spare in her name, police said.Ladipo will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Onsite: Regulatory relief hot topic at NAFCU Annual in Montreal

first_imgThe NAFCU Annual Conference is in full swing in Montreal (if you’ve never been it’s an amazing city, add it to your must see list), with the largest turn out ever; in fact 100 more came than were actually registered!In today’s general session Chairman Debbie Matz, from The NCUA spoke on a topic that has been front and center of many conversations within the industry; regulatory relief. She acknowledge that there is a still a long way to go, but that the goal and theme is simple: Give the decision making power back to the credit unions, so that we can strengthen them for generations to come.In her speech she highlighted 6 ways that The NCUA is working to give that control back to the credit unions, and while regulatory relief might make you groan in pain now, I am confident that much of this list will have you nodding with approval.Expand the field of membership: Credit unions are going to have the power to expand their current field of membership WITHOUT having to wait for NCUA approval.Remove the fixed asset limit: There are certain costs and improvements you need that just can’t be avoided and need to happen to help your credit union run smoothly; now you can do those things WITHOUT so much red tape holding you back.Permit Asset Securitization (pretty straight forward)Easing Member Business Lending: Credit unions are going to establish their own lending limits, in fact NCUA is going to be completely removed from the process and no personal guarantees will be required.Supplemental Capital: This will be effective in 2019, except for credit unions that are designated low-income, because they can’t afford to wait until 2019.Exemption: The limit will be raised to exempt credit unions up to $100 Million (meaning 3 out of 4 would qualify).Credit unions, the ball in being placed in our court; we need to take these opportunities and run with them. We’ve been asking for more control and the bottom line of this session was that you know your members needs better than the NCUA and they recognize that. While these victories are great, the NAFCU Regulatory panel reminded us that there is still a long road ahead of us! Continue to stay active and involved with your senators. Continue to share your stories and make your voices heard. We have a powerful message, let everyone hear it. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: Detailslast_img read more

5 Father’s Day gift ideas under $50

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Father’s Day is a time for showing our gratitude and appreciation for those important men in our life. Many of us would give our dear ‘ol dad the world if we could. The reality is most of us are on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect present for pops. Below are five ideas for Father’s Day gifts under $50.For The Techie“Alexa, what’s the perfect Father’s Day gift for my tech-savvy dad?” The answer is the Amazon Echo Dot, at only $40. This voice-controlled device plays music, controls home devices, adds items to grocery lists, provides news and weather, and much more. Just don’t be surprised if on your next visit to dad’s house, he talks to “Alexa” more than he talks to you.For The TV/Movie BuffWho doesn’t have Netflix these days? Well, honestly your dad may not. So, consider purchasing him a Roku streaming stick for only $40. This small USB jump-drive sized stick goes directly into the side of the television and is incredibly user friendly. Just follow the easy steps given and your dad will be on his way to streaming his favorite movies and shows.For The Sports FanaticNo matter what sport your dad follows, there’s a gift out there for him. UncommonGoods has an awesome selection of interesting and unique sports-related presents for dads that aren’t bad for your budget. There’s tabletop games, wall art, and beer glasses just to name a few.For The Kid at HeartThere’s something about motorized vehicles that every man seems to love. Today’s version of the remote control airplane that many males grew up loving is the drone. Most of us have seen a drone at some point and heard that loud buzzing, but now they are available for purchase at just the click of a button. Check out this one on Amazon with a built in HD camera.For The OutdoorsmanIs your pops a camper, a climber, or a hiker at heart? REI offers a great selection of gifts under $50 for your outdoorsy dad. Favorites include high-quality camping (or tailgating) chairs, YETI cups, and the classic Leatherman multi-tool.last_img read more

Trump’s superspreader events have left more than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine

first_imgAs of now, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Trump advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are infected, as are at least eight Republican National Committee staffers, including that organization’s chief of staff. Trump’s campaign rallies—crowded events at which many people went maskless—have been responsible for at least 700 deaths. And of course Secret Service officers had to be at every single one of those rallies as well as more generally around Trump’s aides and advisers and hangers-on who refused to wear masks because the boss man doesn’t like it.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The moment Trump most directly showed his contempt for the lives of the people who protect his life came when he himself was hospitalized for COVID-19, when he went out on a joy ride in an SUV—with his Secret Service detail shut up in the vehicle with him—to wave to his supporters. But that moment was a crystallization of the consistent lack of care for the health of his supporters, his staff, and even his nearest and dearest that Trump has shown throughout the pandemic.last_img read more