The Two-Character Play, Starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, to Close Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments The Two-Character Play Directed by Gene David Kirk, The Two-Character Play tells the story of Clare and Felice, a pair of actor siblings who find themselves abandoned by the rest of their troupe while on tour. Vowing to perform nevertheless for their expectant audience, the duo embarks on enacting a two-character play that Felice has written, but reality and fantasy become increasingly intertwined in this haunting, provocative and funny Williams classic. Below, watch Dourif offer up his own take on what makes this lesser-known Williams drama so memorable:center_img The critically acclaimed mounting of Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed drama The Two-Character Play will end its run at off-Broadway’s New World Stages on September 29. The two-hander, which stars Tony winner Amanda Plummer and Oscar nominee Brad Dourif, opened on June 19. The creative team includes scenic design by Alice Walkling, costume design by Lara DeBruijn, sound design by Phillip Hewitt, lighting design by Jake Fine and fight choreography by Rick Sordelet. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 29, 2013last_img read more

Air Force Commands

first_imgUnits include the 87th Air Base Wing, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, 305thAirMobility Wing, 514th Air Mobility Wing (Air Force Reserve Command), 108th Air Refueling Wing (New Jersey Air National Guard) and the 621st Contingency Response Wing. Each component is essential to providing key mission responsibility as the East Coast Air Mobility Wing, providing America’s Eastern gateway for global reach. The 87th Air Base Wing is the host wing at JB-MDL. The 87th ABW provides installation support to more than 41 mission commanders located at the Department of Defense’s first joint base and only joint base that consolidated Air Force, Army and Navy installations. JB-MDL is home to the 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, one of two EMTFs in Air Mobility Command. Its mission is to command two air mobility operations groups, the 621st CRW at JB-MDL and the 721st AMOG, located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During wartime, contingencies, war games or exercises the EMTF commander is the senior director of mobility forces within their area of focus. The 21st EMTF is focused on Europe and Southwest Asia as well as experimentation and exercises in Joint Forces Command. Falling directly under 21st EMTF is the 621st Contingency Response Wing, a major tenant unit. The 621st CRW is the East Coast organization responsible for training and deploying AMC mission support forces. The CRW opens or augments airfields anywhere in the world, deploys worldwide as an extension of the Tanker Airlift Control Center, provides command and control, aerial port and aircraft maintenance personnel for AMC’s Tanker Airlift Control Elements and combat camera support to document military operations. As strategic units of AMC, the 305th Air Mobility Wing and 514thAir Mobility Wing provide airlift and air refueling support as assigned by Headquarters, Air Mobility Command and initiated by the Department of Defense. The 108th Air Refueling Wing represents one of the largest refueling wings in the Air National Guard and this unit is dedicated to supporting AMC in both air refueling and strategic airlift roles. Through the use of the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-10A Extender and KC-135 Stratotanker, JB-MDL maintains air mobility assets in a constant state of readiness. Mission responsibilities include the movement of troops, passengers, military equipment, cargo and mail. Aerial refueling capability is another important aspect of mission support. Aircraft and crews, as well as ground support personnel, can deploy throughout more than 50 countries around the globe, including the Commonwealth of Independent States, on an around-the- clock basis. Today, the 87th ABW, 305th AMW, along with the 514thAMW(AFRC) and the 108thAir Refueling Wing (NJANG) call JB-MDL home.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Star-Studded Saturday Night Seder Benefit Raises $2.35 Million & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently.Seder Benefit Raises $2.35 MillionMazel tov! The previously announced Saturday Night Seder was a huge success. In addition to being star-packed—the evening included appearances and performances from Bette Midler, Judith Light, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Billy Porter and many more—the benefit event raised a whopping $2.35 million for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund. The virtual Passover event premiered on and BuzzFeed’s Tasty YouTube and can be enjoyed in full below. Interested in donating? Contribute here. Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Sets Emergency Assistance FundThe Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the creation of an Emergency Assistance Fund to aid members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis. The Fund will provide more than $300,000 in aid to affected members. Members may find additional information on the SDC Member Portal. Those wishing to donate may do so here.Applications Open for Directors Emergency Relief FundThe Drama League has announced that applications for the Directors Emergency Relief Fund are open and available to all stage directors. The fund will provide rapid emergency grants of up to $599 for stage directors who have lost wages from canceled or postponed theatrical productions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility requirements and application materials can be found here.Choreographer and Performer Louis Johnson Dead at 90Louis Johnson died at the age of 90 on March 31 in Manhattan as a result of pneumonia and renal failure; he had tested positive for coronavirus, according to The New York Times. Johnson was Tony-nominated in 1970 for his choreography of Purlie and also served as the choreographer for the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz. He lent his choreography talents to the Broadway productions of Treemonisha and Lost in the Stars. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in Four Saints in Three Acts, My Darlin’ Aida, House of Flowers, Damn Yankees, Kwamina and Hallelujah, Baby!. Johnson also choreographed for the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem.P.S. Watch Donna Murphy, Annette Bening and more offer words of hope and resiliency from Harold Clurman’s The Fervent Years: Idina Menzelcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

David Lahr named Workforce Development Director

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont Commissioner of Labor, Lindsay Kurrle, announced the appointment of long-time Department of Labor employee David Lahr as the new Workforce Development Division Director. Lahr first joined state government over 30 years ago, and has been working in various leadership capacities in workforce development since then. A Norwich University Adult Degree Graduate, Lahr has served for the last five years as the Assistant Director of the Workforce Development Division. During his time at the Department of Labor, Lahr was integral in two very large Workforce Development reorganizations that not only successfully mitigated federal cuts to the Division, but also produced the footprint the Department uses today to deliver training and assistance services to all Vermonters.“As we work to align statewide workforce, education, and economic development resources necessary to develop a vibrant economy where businesses can thrive and people want to work and live, it is critical that we have a leader who is innovative, creative, knowledgeable and motivated. David Lahr has the experience, leadership skills, and the energy we will need to be successful in reaching our goals. Vermonters deserve good jobs and businesses should be able to find employees with the skills they are seeking. I am confident that with David’s leadership we can achieve this.”“One of my priorities as Director of the Workforce Development Division is to make sure that Vermonters’ skills are matching with new technologies and the needs of businesses. I am also fully committed to ensuring that Vermonters who have generally been unengaged in skills training or skills upgrading, and those individuals who have been disenfranchised or face barriers, are able to participate in a successful Vermont economy,” said Lahr. VBM vermontbiz.comSource: DOL 6.14.2017last_img read more

Sponsorships to generate return on investment in 2009?

first_imgTriathlons and other mass participation events are sustainable during the economic crisis, increasingly delivering value back to sponsors. The London Triathlon is reportedly growing by 10% a year. The event, which began in 2003, is now held over two days and has in excess of 11,000 competitors and 30,000 spectators.According to Nick Bitel, CEO for the London Marathon, Unilever’s Flora, well-known for its branding of the iconic marathon, saw its sales and market share increase as a direct result of its sponsorship. The Flora sponsorship of the London Marathon began in 1996 and ends in 2009. Earlier this year, Virgin Group signed a Relatedlast_img read more

Biotech firm Thermo Fisher opens Lenexa facility aimed at boosting Kansas’ COVID-19 testing capacity

first_imgThermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a biotechnology company, Friday morning celebrated the opening of its new Lenexa facility, which is aimed at boosting production and manufacturing of COVID-19 testing supplies. Several elected officials, including Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, attended the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the $40 million facility. Kelly said Thermo Fisher built it out from an empty shell in just six weeks and that it will play a critical role in the state’s COVID-19 testing strategy.Gov. Laura Kelly said Thermo Fisher’s ability to quickly step up and build the facility during the pandemic is “just the Kansas way.”“We are in a pandemic, time is of the essence,” Kelly said. “Thermo Fisher stepped up and really responded very quickly, that’s just the Kansas way.” The Lenexa facility is dedicated to producing viral transport media, VTM, which are used to safely collect and transport COVID-19 samples to labs for testing.  Thermo Fisher received a federal contract in May to ramp up its weekly 1 million VTM production to 8 million VTM a week, said Bret Johnson, Thermo Fisher’s vice president of global operations for specialty diagnostics. Thermo Fisher embarked on the expansion of the Lenexa facility with 120,000 square feet of manufacturing space because its former facility was out of space, Johnson said. Thermo Fisher is involved in all parts of the COVID-19 testing process, he said, and the Lenexa facility furthers the company’s efforts to support testing nationwide.Bret Johnson, vice president of global operations for specialty diagnostics at Thermo Fisher, said the company sees the new facility as doing its part to get people back to work and school during the pandemic.“As we think about our company’s mission around enabling our customers to make the world healthier and cleaner and safer, we view this as really a critical part of helping to stem the pandemic,” Johnson said. “Getting people back to work, getting people back to school and really doing our part in helping society.”More than 300 new employees have been hired to work at the new facility, and Thermo Fisher is working to hire people for 300 additional roles, Johnson said. Additionally, Johnson said the company is now launching what it calls “phase two” of its expansion, an investment in the Lenexa facility and a way “to create capacity for the fight against COVID-19.”Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said he wants the state to be proud of what it has to offer the nation, including Thermo Fisher’s recent efforts. Moran said the company is leading the way to get toward something much closer to normal amid COVID-19. “This is not just important to Lenexa, to Johnson County or even just to Kansas,” Moran said. “Thermo Fisher’s expansion, this facility, and its future plans here in Kansas, it’s response to COVID-19 means we are taking care of the world.”last_img read more

Waaraan kan u het moeilijkst weerstaan? Seks, alcohol, roken of e-mail lezen? en communicatie zijn verslavender dan slapen, seks, alcohol en sigaretten. Dat meldt de website Science Daily op basis van een onderzoek van Roy Baumeister van de Florida State University en Kathleen Vohs van de University of Minnesota bij 205 volwassenen.  Die moesten een apparaat op hun lichaam dragen dat tijdens de dag hun verlangens registreerde. Het onderzoek bracht in totaal 7.827 rapporten over individuele verlangens op.Read the whole story: More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Felisha Noel puts Grenada in spotlight

first_imgExporting Caribbean fashion: Regional designers learn how to market brand(NewsDay) YOUNG fashion designers from TT, Grenada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Tortola – to name a few – have been brought together for the Fashion and Contemporary Design Accelerator, which participants said left them feeling empowered and ready to contribute to building a stronger regional fashion…May 23, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominatesUNWTO: with COVID-19, global tourism is the worst affected of all major sectors – an emergency for developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS) Last Saturday, a relative in the USA, told me that, with a very heavy heart, she and her husband had just cancelled their Caribbean holiday…October 7, 2020In “Indepth”Grenada in talks with Cruise ship operatorsStory via CMC – Grenada tourism officials say they are in discussions with US-based cruise ship operators in a bid to resume cruise calls to the island. The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism said they are in negotiations with Seabourn and Sea Dream Yacht Club adding…October 15, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 17, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Caribbean Fashion Showroom Open for Business Jun 12, 2019 Miss World Guyana 2019 Joylyn Conway pays Courtesy Call to… What is Caribbean Fashion? center_img Grenada is to receive unprecedented marketing exposure by being featured in the June edition of Essence Magazine, thanks to fashion designer Felisha Noel, founder of the luxury womenswear clothing brand Fe Noel. The Brooklyn based fashion designer born to Grenadian parents, carved her space in the luxury fashion industry, a sector which in the past has largely excluded women of African descent. Nearly 2 years of behind the scenes work by Noel, her team and officials from the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), has led to Grenada being featured in the black-owned magazine. Guided by her mantra “Eat well, travel often and dress to inspire!” Noel said she grew up in a strict entrepreneurial household, the eldest of her brother and 2 sisters. She was heavily inspired to pursue a career in the fashion industry influenced by her mother who worked in a clothing factory in Manhattan after immigrating from Grenada. You may be interested in… K2K sisters invoke sense of freedom with new fashion… Noel launched her label Fe Noel, 8 years ago. Read more at: Grenada Now Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 2, 2018last_img read more

Chris Luchini Of Los Alamos Files For PRC Dist. 3

first_imgChris Luchini of Los Alamos, a Libertarian, files today for a seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. ‘I’m running for Public Regulation Commissioner in Dist. 3 because I want to be in an area where I have expertise. I want to make sure the commission supports free enterprise. When government picks winners and losers the citizens always lose.’ Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

Red Bar Brasserie Celebrates 20 Years

first_imgIf you’re wondering how 1998 could possibly have been 20 years ago, well, you aren’t alone (says the woman who graduated from high school that very year). But, here we are. Twenty years ago, southern attorney-turned-restaurateur Kirk Basnight opened Southampton’s Red Bar Brasserie, a restaurant inspired by both French and local dining traditions. Two decades later, the restaurant is an established part of the South Fork’s dining scene.Before Red Bar moved in at the Hampton Road space, another established restaurant lived there. Balzarini’s occupied 201 Hampton Road for 68 years, from 1923 to 1997. The original restaurant was an uncool Italian joint, deemed, by the New York Times, “an unpretentious Italian food outpost.”“At a time when cold modernity is commonplace on the East End, the warm, homey, family-run Balzarini’s, with its unapologetically old-fashioned Italian Riviera atmosphere, looks much as it did 73 years ago,” Richard Jay Scholem wrote in a 1996 review. The “uncool” factor aside, Balzarini’s had a long and successful run, one not guaranteed to its successors. In fact, if anything, the restaurant’s location — slightly removed from town, and hardly Southampton’s most picturesque spot — ensured that building a following would bring forth its own set of challenges.Basnight — along with now-legendary Hamptons restaurateur David Loewenberg, who has since sold his share of the restaurant — was willing to give it a shot. The restaurant took off, and continues to compel return customers. At the time, Loewenberg had experience managing the then-popular (and since defunct) 95 School Street, while Basnight was still new to the area.Red Bar was a hit, compelling some of the longest wait times in the Hamptons and eventually spurring the opening of a sibling restaurant. That property, Little Red, a more casual version of the relatively formal brasserie, opened on Southampton’s Jobs Lane in 2011 and has remained consistently busy ever since.After 20 years, it can be said the restaurant has stood the test of time, but not without a few updates. In 2016, the restaurant closed for renovations, reopening with new flooring, wicker chairs, and banquettes sourced from the Carlyle Hotel. The restaurant also expanded its dining options, adding an outdoor seating area, which had never before existed.The menu is expansive and, by some turns, expensive, offering such colorful appetizer options as local oysters on the half shell, grilled Spanish octopus with fingerling potatoes, homemade terrine of foie gras with kumquats, and a chef’s selection of farmstead cheeses.A roasted half Long Island duckling, served with sautéed greens, a sweet potato purée, and sour cherry glaze remains a tried-and-true favorite for East End natives, though the local striped bass — served grilled over wild spinach and quinoa and with a yuzu vinaigrette — is a worthy competitor. (Some may argue, however, that the restaurant’s crackling pork shank, accompanied by sauerkraut, apples, bacon, and beer mustard, is truly Red Bar’s signature dish, but that’s a matter of personal debate.)Dishes, on the restaurant’s nightly menu are meant to highlight the seasonality of the region, while nodding to classic French techniques.Chef Todd Jacobs, who took over the Red Bar kitchen in 2016, is a Long Island native who graduated from the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center, or ICC) in the mid-1980s. Prior to joining the kitchen at Red Bar, Jacobs worked at Bridgehampton’s Fresh Hamptons (now Salt Drift Farm), Westhampton Beach’s Tierra Mar, Long Beach’s Atlantica, and Sag Harbor’s American Hotel.David Loewenberg’s defection notwithstanding, Red Bar Brasserie remains a place to see and be seen, and a place where one can order reliably delicious food with classic notes and a local bent. Sharelast_img read more