Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill Arrives on Broadway

first_imgJagged Little Pill, a new Broadway musical featuring the songs of Grammy winner Alanis Morissette, kicks off preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 3. Diane Paulus directs the production, which will officially open on December 5.Featuring a book by Diablo Cody with additional music by Glen Ballard, Mike Farrell and Guy Sigsworth, Jagged Little Pill tells an original story about a family grappling with uncomfortable truths about many of the urgent issues deeply affecting our communities and our world today. It is inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Morissette’s Grammy-winning album that introduced beloved anthems including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know” and “Hand in My Pocket.”Repeating their performances from the musical’s world premiere at American Repertory Theater are Lauren Patten (Fun Home) as Jo, Derek Klena (Anastasia) as Nick Healy, Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town) as Mary Jane Healy, vlogger Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening) as Bella, Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Steve Healy and Celia Rose Gooding in her Broadway debut as Frankie Healy.Completing the Broadway company are Annelise Baker, Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Ken Wulf Clark, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Zach Hess, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Ezra Menas, Kelsey Orem, Yana Perrault, Nora Schell, Kei Tsuruharatani and Ebony Williams.Jagged Little Pill features choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, with musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Jonathan Deans and video/projection design by Lucy Mackinnon. Lauren Patten Sean Allan Krill Celia Rose Gooding Elizabeth Stanley Derek Klena View All (6) from $49.00 Star Files Kathryn Gallagher View Comments Related Shows Jagged Little Pilllast_img read more

With a little help from guides, Indian Hills 7th grader is ‘cross country runner who just happens to be visually impaired’

first_imgMeg Shermer, center, leaves the Indian Hills campus for a training run the first day of cross country practice. Several students have volunteered to serve as her guide.On Sept. 6, Meg Shermer and Kristine Tardiff hustled toward the finish line of the Greg Wilson Classic cross country meet at Johnson County Community College.“We’re almost there,” Tardiff said, running step for step with Shermer.“I think your ‘almost there’ isn’t the same as my ‘almost there,’” Shermer joked back.Soon enough, though, the two crossed the line. Their time didn’t put them at the front of the pack, but Tardiff still credits the event as one of the more emotional and gratifying finishes in her running life.As the two finished the race, each held the handle of a specially made guide tether. Shermer hasn’t been able to see since she was a young child, but with the help of teachers like Tardiff and her teammates on the Indian Hills cross country team, she’s been able to compete alongside her sighted peers.“It was an amazing experience,” Tardiff said. “I was really blessed to be a part of that and experience it with her. Whether she realizes it or not, it changes us to be able to support her.”More opportunity for Meg was one of the reasons the Shermers moved from Ozark, Missouri, to Westwood this summer. When Indian Hills opened sign ups for cross country, there wasn’t much doubt that Meg wanted to be on the team.“I’ve always loved running,” she said. “I was in a running club when I was in third grade, and it’s just something I’ve always been into.”But chances to participate in sports alongside sighted students haven’t always been abundant. So Meg’s mother Aundrayah was blown away by the support of the district and administrators at Indian Hills when Meg registered.“There wasn’t even a question,” she said. “They said, ‘Meg wants to go out for cross-country? Okay, what do we do?’ Nobody freaked out. It was just, ‘We’re going to figure out what we need to do. We’re going to make a few accommodations. We’re going to make it happen.’ No big deal.”On the first day of practice, Mark Craig, the district’s mobilization orientation specialist, showed up with the guide tether he’d constructed to help Meg run: A stick with two handles on it, one for Meg, and one for a guide. Craig and the coaches asked the team if there were any volunteers who wanted to learn how to be a guide. Several hands shot up. Since then, Meg has had more than a dozen different guides among her peers and the coaches.The system isn’t flawless. Working with different guides during practices over the weeks, she’s run into a fence and tripped over curbs.“The rule at our house is ‘no blood, no foul,’” Auydrayah said. “She’ll say to me, ‘No blood, no foul, right?’ And I’ll have to say, ‘Well…there is a little blood.’ But it’s okay!”But as the weeks have gone on, the guide system has gotten better and better. Tardiff and the other guides have learned how to communicate the terrain to Meg in ways that help her navigate during their training runs. They’ve found that attaching a time to each description helps both Meg and the guide work around obstacles — “We’re going to turn right in 10 seconds,” for instance, or, “There’s a low branch coming up in five seconds.”Still, there are stumbles. On Tuesday she had a band-aid on a freshly skinned knee.“It just makes me tougher,” Meg said.“She shakes it right off,” Tardiff said. “You know, everybody has got their own obstacles. It’s really inspiring to see her overcome hers every day.”On Thursday, Meg will participate in her third meet, running at SM East. Just a few weeks into the season, though, the fact that she isn’t able to see seems secondary to the fact that she’s a member of the team, just like all of the other students.“We’re a team,” Tardiff said. “We all support each other.”“She not a visually impaired cross country runner, now,” said Aundrayah. “She’s a cross country runner who just happens to be visually impaired.”Meg Shermer and Kristine Tardiff running at the Greg Wilson Classic at Johnson County Community College. Photo courtesy Doug Jones.Mark Craig, in orange shirt, devised the guide tether Shermer uses at cross country practices and meets.last_img read more

Police investigating fatal car-motorcycle collision in Overland Park

first_imgThe Overland Park Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Thursday afternoon.Recorded radio traffic states the male motorcyclist rear-ended a stopped car and was thrown from the motorcycle at the intersection of East Frontage Road and Farley Street about 4:25 p.m. The impact caved in the roof of the car.Johnson County Med-Act rushed the man to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.In a news release, Overland Park Police Captain Kelly Hasz says the motorcyclist has since succumbed to his injuries.The Overland Park Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is on scene investigating.Hasz says officers have East Frontage Road closed in both directions from 75th Street to 79th Street. The road will remain closed until the on-scene portion of the investigation has been completed, likely several more hours.No other injuries were reported.Check back with this report for updates as more information becomes available.last_img read more

Irreconcilable differences links

first_imgBoston Globe:Additional reading (and listening) on the “irreconcilable differences” of politics, football, and Tweet seats, for those who are interested. This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education explores the research of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.Haidt (pronounced like “height”) made his name arguing that intuition, not reason, drives moral judgments. People are more like lawyers building a case for their gut feelings than judges reasoning toward truth.How much of moral thinking is innate? Haidt sees morality as a “social construction” that varies by time and place. We all live in a “web of shared meanings and values” that become our moral matrix, he writes, and these matrices form what Haidt, quoting the science-fiction writer William Gibson, likens to “a consensual hallucination.” But all humans graft their moralities on psychological systems that evolved to serve various needs, like caring for families and punishing cheaters.Read  the whole story: Boston GlobeSee Jonathan Haidt at the 24th APS Annual Convention More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults

first_imgNPR: Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren’t part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They’re also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job.The findings run counter to a still-widespread notion that bullying is a childhood rite of passage with little lasting harm, the researchers say.“These kids are continuing to have significant problems in their lives, years after the bullying has stopped,” says William Copeland, an associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine and a co-author of the study, which was published in Psychological Science. “It really is a significant public health concern.”Those health problems included serious long-term issues like obesity, diabetes, cancer, disability and severe asthma.Researchers tested the health of 1,273 children ages 9 to 13 in western North Carolina, starting back in 1993. Participants were assessed annually until age 16, and then at 19, 21, and 24 to 26 years old. Parents were also asked whether their child had been involved in bullying.Read the whole story: NPRlast_img read more

The Museum of Vučedol Culture presented the first online museum magazine in Croatia

first_imgMuseum of the Vučedol Culture in Vukovar presented Adorant, the first museum online magazine in Croatia aimed at promoting museums and archeology. Also, the magazine presented various significant objects found in Vučedol so that the public could get better acquainted with the Vučedol culture, which is the cradle of European culture.”In the first issue, we would like to present the origins of the Museum of Vučedol Culture, which is the result of many years of work and research on the Vučedol site, and introduce you to the Ilok-Vukovar-Vučedol project. ” – points out Darko Bilandžić, marketing manager of the Museum of Vučedol Culture, and adds that the first issue will include all previous activities of the museum from its opening until today.The youngest national museum in Croatia, which, due to its importance, should be visited by every citizen of Europe, deserves every praise for its promotional activities and they are real proof that a lot can be done without money. It is always up to the people, and primarily without will and desire as well as proactivity there are no results.Vucedol culture it left an incredible mark on European history and was the first developed and most advanced civilization, which set the standard of living in Europe. We are talking about a time when other civilizations were developing, such as the earlier times of Troy and Egypt, that is, some 300 years before the construction of the first pyramid in Egypt. In the area of ​​the city of Vukovar around 3000 BC. the foundations and cradle of European culture were createdAdorant, the first museum online magazine in Croatia, you can read herelast_img read more

Study: Youth benefit from relationships with older adults, even if those adults are in poor health

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn New research suggests that young adults benefit from close relationships with older adults, even if those adults are in poor health.The study of 491 college students found that young adults who said they had adults over age 50 in their lives tended to also report lower levels of illegal drug use, regardless of the older adults’ health status.PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Shelia M. Kennison of Oklahoma State University. Read her explanation of the research below: Share on Twitter Pinterestcenter_img PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Kennison: My original research on the topic of ageism and risk-taking stemmed from experiences that I had teaching freshmen in an introduction to psychology course. I would ask people to raise their hands if they wanted to live to be 90 years old. In classes of 25, only 1 or 2 each semester would raise their hand. I found that those students who were the least interested in getting old were also the students that seemed to live by the seat of their pants or had lives full of “adventure.” I had always wanted to live as long as possible and the students’ views intrigued me. I realized that in my life, I was profoundly influenced by my relationship with a neighbor whom I met when she was 88 and she lived to be 104. By getting to know her and about her life, I realized that life can be a long and interesting journey, if you take care of your body, etc.The study that was published in the Journal in Support of the Null Hypothesis followed up on the prior research (Kennison & Ponce-Garcia, 2012) to see if the positive effects of a close relationship with an older adult in childhood (grandparent or other person) would be wiped out if the older person was ill. Within the theory (Terror Management Theory), it was possible that death reminders such as illness would increase ageism and risk-taking. The results showed that the positive effects of the relationship with an older adult persisted regardless of the health of the adult.I think that the results are very important because it supports current efforts to bring older adults and children together more in mentoring relationships, in apartment complexes and neighborhoods. Some parents might be concerned about exposing children to older adults who might seem frail or not it perfect health. The results of the study suggest that the kids will benefit from relationships with older adults even if the adults are not in the best overall health.What should the average person take away from your study?I think the take-away message is that kids will benefit from relationships with older adults even if the adults are not in the best overall health. The benefits are likely long-term extending into the kids’ adulthood.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?Correlational studies must always be scrutinized carefully, as they cannot be used to prove causation among variables. The sample involved college students, so other populations may differ. Research is needed to confirm that similar results can be obtained in other populations (e.g., different levels of education, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, etc.). Is there anything else you would like to add?The role of ageism in our own daily health behavior cannot be overstated. If people really fear and dread getting old, then they are likely to neglect their health in ways that can contribute to premature death (e.g., poor eating habits and cardiovascular disease.The study, “Ageism, Illegal Drug Use, and Young Adults’ Experiences With Illness, Dementia and Death“, was published in the Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. It was co-authored by Andrew Hughes and TaClesia Bolar. Share Emaillast_img read more

‘Repricing’ slashes £4.7bn off LandSecs’ portfolio

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Linde in Singapore Oiltanking deal

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Peak Scientific expands presence in India

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