Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspend UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on Tuesday, in connection with their roles in an incident following an October fight at UFC 229.Nurmagomedov will be suspended for nine months and fined $500,000 out of the $2 million purse from the October fight. Because the suspension is dated back to the October 6 fight, Nurmagomedov can return to UFC on July 6.He can shorten his suspension by up to three months if he participates in a local anti-bullying campaign.McGregor received a six-month suspension and a $50,000 fine.Nurmagomedov reacted to the suspension on Twitter.The scrum happened after Nurmagomedov lost to McGregor by submission in the UFC 229 fight. Nurmagomedov jumped from the Octagon and ran to McGregor’s corner to confront McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. McGregor was restrained from leaving the Octagon, but threw punches with Nurmagomedov’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov and a teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov. Police eventually diffused the melee. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. January 29, 2019 /Sports News – National Two UFC fighters suspended for October post-fight brawl Written by
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: prepare Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Normandy Sailors Prepare for Advancement View post tag: USS Normandy USS Normandy Sailors Prepare for Advancement View post tag: middle east View post tag: Advancement View post tag: Naval Authorities Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) completed a three-day petty officer leadership and advancement course, May 20, in preparation for their upcoming advancement.Each cycle of advancement-eligible Sailors are required to participate in a petty officer leadership course to learn leadership skills and management techniques.Each lesson plan focuses on topics such as diversity, personnel management, situational awareness, and stress management.The leadership course is designed to improve mission readiness and overall leadership throughout the Navy.Normandy is part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.[mappress mapid=”16063″]Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: sailors View post tag: Navy May 25, 2015
Job Summary : Collaborate with the vice president forphilanthropy and engagement in planning and implementing thecollege’s strategic development efforts, in prospect management,and in execution of special projects. Provide strategic assistancein cultivating, managing, and stewarding the college’s mostimportant friends and benefactors including top donors andtrustees. Serve as liaison to the president’s office on all mattersrelated to development, and alumni and donor relations. Strength inanalytics, Microsoft Excel software, research, writing, andcampaigns are needed for this position.Supervision : This position reports to the vicepresident for philanthropy and engagement. This position has nodirect supervisory responsibilities.Essential Duties:1) Work closely with the vice president for philanthropy andengagement and the director of principal gifts to craft andimplement strategies to cultivate, engage, solicit, and stewardmajor gift and principal gift prospective donors. Lead the annualprospect review and goal setting for the division.2) Write and edit all manner of correspondence and reports from theoffice of the vice president and provide editorial assistance toother philanthropy and engagement staff as needed.3) As a strategic partner with giving officers and otherphilanthropy and engagement staff, organize and help draft briefingmaterials for the president, senior administrators, gift officers,trustees and other high-level volunteers, to prepare the presidentand vice president for meetings with prospective major donors, keyvolunteers, and other persons of interest to the college.4) In conjunction with the executive assistant to the vicepresident, serve as the central liaison to the office of thepresident for matters related to requests for the president’s timefrom the office of philanthropy, and the office of engagement. Workwith the vice president to field, clear, prioritize, and implementall such requests. Coordinate and finalize the preparation anddistribution of briefing materials to the president’s office, keyvolunteers and trustees for all philanthropy and engagement-relatedmeetings.5) Serve as central liaison to the chair of the philanthropy andengagement board of trustees committee, and the board office forthe governance committee and board of trustee’s leadership aroundphilanthropy and strategic events on and off campus. Manage,document, and update the board of trustee committeeresponsibilities. Strategic liaison with the vice president intrustee leadership and accountability plus the trustee pathway anddemographic matrix. Prepare strategic briefings for top levelvolunteers.6) Work with the offices of engagement and philanthropy to prepareand distribute briefing materials for any events involving thepresident, including but not limited to briefing covers, eventagendas, guest lists, and remarks outlines. Serve as the maindistribution point for philanthropy and engagement materials todeans, vice presidents, and other administrators on campus.7) Coordinate and maintain the agenda for bi-weekly meetings toreview the vice president and president’s prospect pool andactivities. In concert with the director of donor relations,coordinate the gift acknowledgement process for the vice president,including drafting all acknowledgement letters, and initiating andmanaging presidential gift acknowledgements to those in thepresident and vice president’s prospect pool.8) In concert with strategic research, and giving officers, prepareshort and long-form biographies of major and principal giftprospects.9) In partnership with the president’s office, assist with alllogistical arrangements for the Commencement keynote speaker andhonorary degree recipients.10) Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness andcontribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectfulCollege community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior wheninteracting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to theCollege. Promote a flexible, collaborative, and inclusive work andliving environment and engage in educational opportunities toincrease awareness and understanding of diversity andinclusion.11) In conjunction with the offices of philanthropy and engagement,regularly provide logistical and tactical support for specialevents and key meetings on campus involving the president andvice-president. Assist with guest hospitality as needed.12) As a strategic partner with the vice president supportpresidential initiatives to advance the mission of thecollege.13) Manage special projects and other duties as assigned.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’spreferred with a minimum of seven years’ experience in fundraisingor related field; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and bothwritten and verbal communication skills and the ability toeffectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse andinclusive environment; in-depth knowledge and facility with variousdatabases, Excel spreadsheet, and word processing softwareapplications preferred; previous event planning and organizationexperience preferred; ability to attend college functions duringand after normal work hours is required; demonstrated ability tomanage and maintain client confidentiality preferred.Work Environment : Most of the work of the incumbentis carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoorenvironment. Remote work or a flexible work arrangement is anoption with the understanding, when the position requires, theincumbent will make arrangements to work in Ithaca, NY. Theincumbent will be required to operate a personal computer andassociated equipment as well as other office equipment used in theday-to-day operation. The incumbent may be required to travel tovarious offices on and off campus requiring the need to walk,drive, or make alternative arrangements for transportation. Someweekends and evening work are expected.Application Instructions: Interested applicants must applyonline and attach a resume, cover letter, list of threeprofessional references and a writing sample. Questions aboutonline application should be directed to the Office of HumanResources at (607) 274-8000 or [email protected] Screeningof applications will begin immediately.Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academiccommunity and encourages members of underrepresented groups toapply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the collegeis appreciated.
October 8Absentee Voting for Municipal Election Begins at Election Office Rascher Fundraiser – Monday September 30, 2019 October 7 (5:30 pm)EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting Date: October 7, 2019 November 2Saturday Early Voting Ends Announcements from State Senator Jim Tomes:The Second Amendment Patriots will be showing a documentary of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the Saturday September 28, 2019 monthly meeting. The public is invited to view this informative and inspiring documentary. The Second Amendment Patriots meet the last Saturday of every month at the same time and location. This month’s meeting is scheduled for:Date: Saturday September 28, 2019Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmLocation: West Side Sportsmans Club1000 N. Peerless Rd,Evansville, IN. 47712 Additionally, State Attorney General Curtis Hill is the scheduled speaker for the October 26, 2019 meeting. Mark your calendar.The Second Amendment Patriots is a local group of citizens dedicated to preserving the rights, freedoms, and civil liberties of every American by educating the American public of the founding and history of this country and its founding fathers by explaining the role, functions and purpose of the U.S. Government. State Senator Jim Tomes is a founding member and leader of this informal organization. County Council Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building 951 Walnut St., Evansville EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting- “Every fallen hero leaves behind a family that bears the pain of their great sacrifice for our country,”said Senator Braun.“Gold Star Families Remembrance Week will serve as a reminder that we must always honor our heroes’ families who have, as President Lincoln said, ‘laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.’”Gold Star Families Remembrance Week is a prelude to Gold Star Mother’s Day, observed by presidential proclamation since 1936 on the last Sunday of September. There is no official date dedicated to families affected by the loss of a loved one who died in the service of the United States.Read MORE. scvasvasvasv For more information or to volunteer contact Dottie Thomas : TEXT 812-483-6021 or Email [email protected] Contact VCRP Political Director Mary Jo Kaiserif you would like to volunteer .Call 812-425-8207 or Email [email protected] Please support the VCRP by volunteering your time to work at the VCRP Fall Festival Booth. If you cannot work inside the booth, we need workers outside selling drinks. Volunteers are needed Monday(10/7) through Saturday (10/12).Times are:10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, and 6pm-close daily.VCRP Booth #49 will be located at 2225 West Franklin St. in front of Paul’s Men’s Wear. Join us for a unique and yummy fundraiser, Monday, September 30th at 6pm!We’re doing an authentic Italian cooking class and tasting at Franco’s on Green River Road.* Cost is $50 and includes the cooking class and dinner* Only 14 spots available* RSVP to Lisa @ [email protected] or 812-319-9330 For more information visit Register to vote online or update an existing voter registration record by visiting the Indiana Voter Portal at https://indianavoters.in.gov/ . For information on how to register to vote by mail or in person visit the Vanderburgh County Voters Registration webpage, or contact the Vanderburgh County Voter Registration office at 812-435-5222. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun helped introduce a bipartisan resolution establishing the week of Sept. 22-29, 2019, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces. October 19 (7:30 am)VCRP Monthly Breakfast To vote absentee by mail, complete the APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT found at the Vanderburgh County Clerk Elections web page and mail it to:Vanderburgh County ElectionP.O. Box 3343Evansville, IN 47732-3343Absentee ballot applications and forms can also be found on the Indiana Voters Portal . The deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the Election Office for the 2019 Municipal Election is 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2019. “As a Marine, I know there is no more sacred duty than honoring our fallen soldiers and their families,” said Senator Young. “Recognizing the last week in September as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week is one small action we can take to pay tribute to our greatest heroes. This resolution honors Hoosiers like Sandy Terwiske, a Gold Star Mother who lost her son Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske during combat operations in Afghanistan.” Early Vote Locations:1) Election Office1 NW ML King Jr., Rm 2162) Cedar Hall School 2100 N. Fulton Ave3) Central Library200 SE MLK BLVD4) McCollough Library 5115 Washington Ave5) North Park Library960 Koehler Dr.6) Northeast Park Baptist 215 N. Boeke Rd7) Oaklyn Library3001 Oaklyn Dr.8) Red Bank Library120 S. Red Bank RdClick to locate Early Vote Site Early Voting at Libraries and on Saturdays :Early Voting for the Municipal Election will expand to Libraries beginning Monday October 21, 2019, with Saturday voting beginning 10/26/19. Central Committee:Wayne Parke, ChairmanMary Jo Kaiser, Political DirectorDottie Thomas, Vice ChairmanLon Walters, Secretary County Commission Meeting- Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 On the Campaign Trail .. The candidates are busy getting their message out.What can you do to help? News and Upcoming Events for September 24, 2019 Event: Italian Cooking Class & Tasting FundraiserDate: Monday, September 30, 2019Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PMLocation: Franco’s Italian Food270 N. Green River Rd., Evansville Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below. Time: 5:30 PM Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:United States Senator Mike BraunUnited States Senator Todd YoungCongressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (Indiana 8th District) Time: 5:30 PM Early Voting (Absentee In-Person) begins at the Vanderburgh County Election Office onTuesday, October 8, 2019 ! Visit www.vanderburghgop.com VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Time: 7:30AM- 9:00 AMLocation: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713 For more information contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 or email [email protected] Time: 8:30 AM County Council Meeting- Date: Wednesday September 25, 2019 Voter Registration for the Municipal Election ends Monday, October 7, 2019. Directions to Diamond GalleriaFor Sponsorships or additional information contact: Tim O’Brien at 812-449-6644 or [email protected]Get Event Flyer Visit the Vanderburgh GOP EVENTSpage for daily updates. October 14 (5:30 pm)City Council Meeting If you have any questions, please call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. The Vanderburgh County Election Office is located at :Civic Center Complex, Room 2161 NW ML King Jr. BLVD ,Evansville, IN VCRP West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Booth – Sign-up: City Council Meeting- Date: Monday, October 14, 2019 Up to $30,000 in scholarships available for aspiring teachers(from 9/20/19 House News Update)High school seniors and college students interested in a career in education can apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship through Nov. 30. This renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years is awarded to as many as 200 students. I supported legislation establishing this scholarship opportunity to encourage more high-achieving students to pursue a fulfilling career teaching in Hoosier classrooms.A teacher nominates an applicant, who will submit a nomination form with their application and complete an interview. Interested students must be in the top 20 percent of their high school graduation class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT, attend a college in Indiana and teach in an Indiana classroom for five years after earning a degree. To learn more and apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, click here. Finalists will be selected by Jan. 10, 2020. For more information visit Ivy Tech offers scholarships for volunteer firefighters, EMS (from 9/20/19 House News Update)Ivy Tech Community College and the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association have joined forces to offer a scholarship to any active volunteer firefighter or emergency medical personnel in the state.The scholarship, available starting in the 2020-2021 school year, is open to both full- and part-time students seeking a degree, and covers tuition and technology fees at any of Ivy Tech’s 40-plus campuses.The idea for the scholarship originated from a proposed bill by Indiana House Republicans during this year’s legislative session. Though the bill did not pass, Ivy Tech has launched the scholarship as a two-year pilot program. In 2022, state lawmakers will review the results for possible expansion.With the majority of our state’s firefighters and EMS personnel serving as volunteers, the Public Safety Scholarship is a great opportunity for them to obtain needed skills to jumpstart or advance careers, and also encourage others to serve their communities. Visit IVFA’s website to learn more about this scholarship. You can apply through Ivy Tech online or by calling 888-489-5463. Kevin Harrison, Editor gop September 25 (8:30 am)County Council Meeting or (812) 425-8207. Farley Smith, Treasurer Time: 11:30 AMLocation: GOP Headquarters815 John Street, Evansville Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen Hosted by Natalie Rascher for Evansville City Council Second Ward Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex 1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Time: 3:00 PM If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at [email protected] Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex 1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville September 30 (6:00 pm)Rascher Fundraiser at Franco’s Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! October 21Early Voting at Libraries Begins Learn more about the Senate Republican information technology internship (from 9/20/19 Senate Republicans Post)Applications are now open for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus internship program for the 2020 legislative session, which includes the opportunity to serve as an information technology intern. IT interns work alongside the IT director, legislators, staff and fellow interns to assess and respond to the IT needs of the Senate.The internship program runs from the end of December 2019 through mid-March 2020 and is open to college and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.Click here for more information and to apply by the Oct. 31 deadline.Learn more HERE. November 52019 Municipal Election Day scvasvasvasv State Senator Jim Tomes, District 49 State Senator Vaneta Becker, District 50 State Representative Matt Hostettler, District 64State Representative Wendy McNamara, District 76State Representative Holli Sullivan, District 78 Young and Braun Introduce Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Resolution(from 9/20/19 Press Release) November 1Early Voting at Libraries Ends September 27Point Man Golf Outing September 27Mayor Winnecke Golf Outing scvasvasvasv The first day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot for the 2019 Municipal Election is Tuesday October 8, 2019. All registered voters living within Evansville city limits are eligible to vote in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.Early voting at the Election Office will be 8:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays starting Tuesday October 8, 2019 and conclude at Noon on Monday November 4, 2019. October 26Saturday Early Voting Begins September 24 (5:30 pm)O’Brien Fundraiser at The Diamond Galleria For more information visitCity Council Early Vote Dates and Times are: * At the Election Office : Weekdays –. Tuesday October 8, 2019 – Friday November 1, 2019 -> Daily 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday November 4 – > 8:00 am to NOON Saturdays –. October 26, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. November 2, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm * Early Voting at Satellites locations (2 weeks) Weekdays at Central, McCollough, Northpark, Oaklyn, and Red Bank Libraries:. October 21, 2019 – October 25, 2019. October 28, 2019 – November 1, 2019. Hours are Monday – Thursday noon to 6:00 pm , Friday noon-5:00 pm Saturday Voting at Northeast Park Baptist & Cedar Hall School:. October 26, 2019 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. November 2, 2019 8:00 am – 3:00 pm O’Brien Fundraiser – Tuesday September 24, 2019 VCRP Breakfast – Saturday October 19, 2019 November 4 (Noon)Absentee Voting at Election Office Ends County Commissioners After going on the road to Evansville in 2018, we’ll be returning to Indiana’s capital city next year for our biennial convention. Official activities at the Indiana Republican State Convention will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Activities for delegates will also be planned for Friday, June 19. Watch for more details about the 2020 Indiana Republican Party State Convention in the coming months. September 24 (3:00 pm)County Commission Meeting Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex 1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Mark Your calendar CLICK on event for more information for more info. Thank you. Paid for by the Vanderburgh County Republican Party, Farley Smith, Treasurer October 7Voter Registration Ends for Municipal Election FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Dear Friends,I hope you were able to enjoy a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving. It’s been a difficult year for all of us, but we still do have much to be thankful for.Let’s all continue to do our own part in limiting the spread of the virus, so we can enjoy bigger celebrations next year. Even though the holiday season is upon us, now is not the time to let down our guard.I want to remind you that our town hall meeting on flooding mitigation plans island-wide will be held virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.We are in the process of finishing our presentation, and we will invite the public to view it at 10 a.m., followed by an online Q&A session.Details on how to watch and participate are available here.The presentation will remain online as a resource for anybody to see. It will also air on OCTV-97 at 10 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 6), 7 p.m. Monday (Dec. 7) and 9 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 8).Seasonal beach tags for summer 2021 are on sale now. The discounted price of $20 will remain in place through May 2021. Visit store.ocnj.us for more information on how to purchase online or in-person.Have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian
The Cream Cheese Accident and Kyle Hollingsworth Band shared a stage playing back-t0-back sets on Thursday night at Head for the Hills in San Marcos, Texas. The String Cheese Incident cover band was performing their regularly scheduled set when the SCI keyboardist arrived toward the end and watched on from backstage. Keyboardist Zack Morgan took the opportunity to tell Hollingsworth that the band would close their set with “Rollover,” asking if he’d want to sit in with the band.He did, and the musicians jammed through “Rollover” together to the end, making the dream come true for the band members on stage.Setlist: Cream Cheese Accident | Head For The Hills | San Marcos, TX | 3/23/17Country Road Blues, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Black and White, Bigger Isn’t Better > Best Feeling, Sirens, Barstool, Black Clouds, Johnny Cash > Kiss From A Rose* > Johnny Cash, Rollover^* Seal cover^ with Kyle Hollingsworth on keys[Photo by Christopher Paul Cardoza]
Anderson .Paak is currently on tour as support for Bruno Mars for his 24K Magic tour. The two make for an appropriately good fit, as the funk-pop superstar brings the emerging hip-hop artist throughout Europe and beyond. It seems that aside from wow-ing large audiences, the two also had plans to bring an exceptional crew of musicians together for a recording session at the legendary Abbey Road studio in London.Chic frontman Nile Rodgers and Disclosure producer Guy Lawrence joined Mars, .Paak, and his band The Free Nationals in the studio for what looks to be an exciting collaboration. The proof is in the video, though there’s no new music to supplement what looks like a damn good time amongst these guys.Instead, the clips, taken by British photographer Felix Dickinson who is currently on tour with them, features another .Paak collaboration: the NxWorries‘ Yes Lawd! track “Khadijah.” In addition to the teaser video, Dickinson also posted several candid shots on his Instagram. Check them all out below: We can’t wait to hear more of this exciting collaboration, and have our fingers crossed for a new album from Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals!
Yeah, it’s unpleasantly humid outside, and the apocalyptic thunderstorms sure ain’t helping. But that shouldn’t stop you, the toughest of the tough: The New York theatergoer! Especially when there’s Patti LuPone’s stint at 54 Below, the arrival of a rockin’ new ’60s musical, and a new flying granny at Pippin. It’s all part of this week’s picks! Hail King Lear in Central Park Beginning July 22 at the Delacorte Theater Calling King Lear a terrific family drama is like calling Broadway an entertaining little street, so seeing one of Shakespeare’s major works in the summer air in Central Park? For free? With the amazing John Lithgow in the title role? Who shares the stage with Annette Bening? And Jessica Collins? And Matt Helm? Why are you still reading these rhetorical questions? Get your butt over there! Relive the ’60s at Piece of My Heart Opens July 21 at the Pershing Square Signature Center If you’ve seen Jersey Boys and Beautiful so often you’re combing your hair in a pompadour and making daily trips to the Brill Building, it’s time to check out Piece of My Heart. This bio-musical profiles ace songwriter Bert Berns, who wrote hits for a variety of acts, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Otis Redding, before dying at age 38. Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!) stars. Click for tickets! Catch a Pippin Favorite’s Return Beginning July 22 at the Music Box Theatre Replacements lead to healthier knees, tastier sandwiches (have you tried a pesto spread instead of mayo?) and dynamic Broadway experiences. And that’s exactly what’s happening at Pippin, when Priscilla Lopez flies in as feisty granny Berthe. The Tony winner, who played Fastrada in the 1973 production, will perform through August 27. And the icing on the Pippin cake? Original star John Rubinstein has extended his run through August 17. Glory, indeed. Click for tickets! View Comments See Patti LuPone Light the Torch July 24 through August 2 at 54 Below Guys, it’s a Broadway miracle—Patti LuPone is back at 54 Below! In The Lady with the Torch, the Tony-winning legend performs torch songs from the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, and many more. So bring a handkerchief, as well as a broom and dustpan—your mind will surely be blown to pieces. Click for tickets! Support Youth Rights with B’way’s Best July 21 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Broadway Stands Up for Freedom is a win-win. Why? First, it benefits the New York Civil Liberties Union’s youth programming. Second, you get a concert featuring first-rate talent from the Great White Way, including Lena Hall, Bryce Pinkham, and Justin Guarini. So, this qualifies as an awesome night, especially if any of the performers sing this or this. Click for tickets!
Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015 The Audience Two more Prime Ministers have been announced for The Audience, starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. The Good Wife star Dylan Baker and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey will play John Major and Margaret Thatcher, respectively, in Peter Morgan’s play. Directed by Stephen Daldry, the show will begin previews on February 17, 2015 and run through June 28. Opening night is set for March 8 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional—sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can’t help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign to today.Baker received a Tony nod for LaBête and has also appeared on Broadway in Mauritius, November and God of Carnage. He has earned three Emmy nominations for his work as Colin Sweeney on The Good Wife. His film credits include Happiness, Anchorman 2, Selma, Trainwreck, Franny, The Humbling, Secretariat, Revolutionary Road, Hide and Seek, Rick, Spiderman II & III, Road to Perdition and Changing Lanes.Ivey won Tonys for her work in Hurlyburly and Steaming; she also garnered nods for The Heiress and Park Your Car in Harvard Yard. Ivey received an Emmy nomination for What the Deaf Man Heard. Other screen credits include Devil’s Advocate, Compromising Positions, Love, Hurts, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Flags of Our Fathers and What Alice Found.The cast will also feature the previously announced Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe and Rufus Wright. The rest of the 18-member company will be announced later including three more Prime Ministers. Related Shows Star Files View Comments Judith Ivey
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Matt Doyle & Beth Behrs Make a DentMatt Doyle and his childhood bestie Beth Behrs will launch Dents, a digital comic web series, beginning in March. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series follows 14-year-old Eleanor, who discovers she has a twin, was born with superhuman powers and becomes a part of an underground society for likeminded super-teens. This marks the first major writing credit for both; Behrs is most known for the series 2 Broke Girls, and Doyle, who last appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, has ample superhero experience as a comic book enthusiast himself and the star of Brooklynite off-Broadway last year. While you wait for Dents on Webtoon, check out Doyle’s new music video for “Moments” below! LuPone & More Make March 14 a Starry NightA whole bunch of stars are lined up for a host of galas. Patti LuPone will take part in Clasic Stage Company’s The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim benefit, joining Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquina Kalukango, Judy Kuhn, Marin Mazzie and Alexandra Silber for a night of performances from the canon of—you guessed it—Stephen Sondheim. The event, hosted and directed by John Doyle, will take place at Alice Tully Hall on March 14. On that same day, stage faves and real-life couple Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn will host the Vineyard Theatre’s annual gala honoring Kathleen Chalfant and publicist Sam Rudy. The starry affair will feature Veanne Cox, Colman Domingo, Sally Field, Santino Fontana, Ann Harada, Bill Irwin, John Kander, Ellen McLaughlin, Katryna Neilds, Bill Pullman, Molly Ringwald, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Spinella, Maura Tierney and more.Betty Buckley Heads North for the WeekOur favorite Tony winner-turned-Broadway matchmaker is heading to New England! Direct from Oz, Betty Buckley will head to Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club and Old Saybrook, Connecticut’s The Kate on February 26 and 27, respectively. Audiences can expect some of her musical theater staples and tunes from her multiple albums, including her most recent, Ghostlight.Margo Seibert & More to Sing Pride & PrejudiceMr. Darcy and Elizabeth are about to get swanky. A concert presentation of Lawrence Rush’s musical adaptation of Pride & Prejudice will head to Feinstein’s/54 Below. Margo Seibert, who made a knockout Broadway debut in Rocky, will lead a cast that also features Les Miz alum Nathaniel Hackmann, Finding Neverland’s Teal Wicks and Will Reynolds, who recently appeared in Daddy Long Legs. Look out for the romantic tuner, directed by Frank Galagno, on March 2. Matt Doyle(Photo: Bruce Glikas)