first_img The Village Bike Screen star Greta Gerwig has been tapped to replace Maggie Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike. As previously reported, Gyllenhaal left the off-Broadway production due to scheduling conflicts. Performances of the MCC Theater production will begin May 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for June 10. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014 Gerwig will play Becky, a pregnant woman who can’t seem to get the attention of her husband while preoccupied with preparing for the baby’s months-away arrival. Becky takes the matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she’d go. Gerwig will be making her stage debut. Her film credits include Frances Ha, Greenberg and the upcoming adaptation of The Humbling. She has also signed on to star in the pilot of How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

first_img STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Show! Last week, we asked you which stud would make the best “systematic, hydromatic, automatic” T-Bird Danny Zuko in Fox’s forthcoming Grease: Live telecast. The results are in, and readers voted Darren Criss as the one that they want (oo-oo-oo, honey). This week, with the Grammy Awards right around the corner, we’re asking you a super tough one: Which Grammy-winning cast recording is the best of all time? Video Producer Anthony Taylor posted his top 10 picks for best album here! STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)center_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. is crazy about Culturalist, the awesome site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Show every Wednesday. View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgTuned strings and tight lines: When not on stage, Woody Platt loves to fly fish in western North CarolinaWhile most young string bands continue to tweak the boundaries of traditional bluegrass, the Steep Canyon Rangers have no shame in playing it straight. Through 10 years in the pickin’ game, the quintet has consistently pumped out a polished, true-to-form take on the high lonesome sound with plenty of youth-charged energy. The group emerged from Asheville, N.C., back in 2002 and has remained a pivotal force on the current bluegrass landscape ever since, thanks to a dynamic combination of players. The fluid string work of Mike Guggino (mandolin), Graham Sharp (banjo), and Nicky Sanders (fiddle) surrounds the heartily smooth vocals of front man Woody Platt. Driving the engine, both Sharp and bassist Charles Humphrey III are prolific songwriters who keep expanding the band’s arsenal of down-home tunes.Earlier this year, Steep Canyon released their fifth album, Nobody Knows You, which found the group branching into limited elements of jazz, gospel, and country. They also spent another long summer as Steve Martin’s backing band, as the actor and comedian continues to dedicate time to his banjo skills. Platt shared thoughts on the band’s evolution, curating a bluegrass cruise, and fly-fishing in his free time.BRO: The new album finds the band blending bluegrass with honky tonk and string jazz. What prompted the additional sounds? WP: We didn’t make a conscious decision to broaden our base of music. We tried to treat each song with the different sounds that fit, and how we were feeling about them. This is where we’ve grown organically. We’re still a bluegrass band, but we seem to be naturally incorporating different sounds into our music. It’s gotten us some attention on the Americana charts, and in other areas where we haven’t been noticed in the past.What’s the collaborative dynamic of the band—since Graham and Charles write a lot of the words but you end up singing them?It’s an interesting process. Graham and Charles write a lot of songs that we don’t end up cutting, because that’s just what they do. They take a lot of pride in being songwriters. The ones we record have to strike a chord with the whole band. We fall in love with the melody or the meaning, and then everybody gets to offer input. It’s a fun process that can also be daunting at times. Everyone has an opinion, and we like to make sure it gets included.What has the band learned from performing with Steve Martin?He’s one of the greatest performers of all time, so we learn a lot from just watching him work a crowd. Our shows with Steve feature music and comedy, and we’re involved in the comedy. He’s taught us a lot about timing and reading a crowd. We’ve slowly gotten more comfortable with the banter, and many times our parts are just one-word rebuttals. With him we also get to play in front of thousands of people a night, so it’s helped us tighten up as a band. In general, it’s made us better at doing what we do.Now past the decade mark, how would you say the band has evolved over the years—especially since you stay very true to the roots of bluegrass? When we started the band, there were no goals. It was just pure fun—a carefree time in our lives when it was just about playing music. We’ve tried to keep that love of the music first, even when you have to factor in responsibilities like families, mortgages, and insurance. In the process of turning it into a full-time job we’ve gone through a lot of changes, but it’s been an amazing process.The music has evolved. In the beginning, all we wanted to do was be able to play Flatt and Scruggs and be accepted by the IBMA, and now the goal is to leave our original mark on every town that we play. Whether it’s through business evolution or music evolution, I think the most important thing is that we’re still having a great time and we’re still great friends.What’s the idea behind creating a bluegrass cruise, Mountain Song at Sea, which departs from Miami in February? The idea is based off our Mountain Song Festival (September 7-8), which we’ve done in Brevard for the past seven years. We were connected with a company that does a lot of music cruises—mostly with rock bands—and they asked us about helping format a bluegrass line-up, since they didn’t know a lot about the genre. We’re testing it out with a four-day cruise, and we’re surprised at how well the line-up came together. We have some of greatest bands in bluegrass joining us: David Grisman Quintet, Del McCoury, and the Punch Brothers. We’re going to be the host band and do a concert on the beach in the Bahamas. It’s a way for people to get some bluegrass in the wintertime.I’ve read that if you weren’t in a bluegrass band, you would have been a fly fishing guide. Still get out much? I do—all the time when I’m home. My wife, Shannon Whitworth, and I live basically on a trout stream. I get a lot of time to fish around Transylvania County, and I also try to squeeze in trips when I’m on the road. I also still guide occasionally. I have some clients that I’ve been taking out for years, so I still show them some of my favorite spots when I have a chance. Being on the water is a great way to take a break from the road.last_img read more

first_imgOrganizers say its important to have these events for children when school is not in session. The book teaches children you can do anything you set your mind to. “This is a good reason for people to get out of the house,” said Youth Services Librarian Maryse Quinn. “Go someplace warm, explore the library, meet other people… interact with some books, decide if you want to get a library card.” JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Children flocked to the Your Home Public Library in Johnson City Monday to read “Philbert Flies,” a book about a penguin who flies Monday morning. There is another story time Tuesday at 10 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgJakarta recorded 1,114 new cases on Sunday, the highest daily spike so far, as the capital city returned to being the epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia, surpassing East Java.As of Sunday, Jakarta had 7,960 active cases from a total of 39,280 confirmed cases. Anies explained that active cases were determined by subtracting the number recoveries and fatalities from the number of total cases.Read also: ‘Chaotic’: Epidemiologists concerned about healthcare crisis after recent surge in COVID-19 casesWith 30,134 people having recovered, the capital city has recorded a recovery rate of 76.7 percent, slightly above the national average of 72.2 percent, he added.Anies also said that Jakarta had a lower case fatality rate than the national and global averages. Jakarta reported 14 fatalities on Sunday, bringing the city’s total deaths to 1,186.”Jakarta’s case fatality rate is 3 percent, lower than the global average of 4.3 percent and the national average of 3.4 percent,” Anies said. “Without Jakarta, Indonesia has a fatality rate of 4.7 percent.”He claimed the increase in confirmed cases in Jakarta was a result of increased testing.”In the past week, we conducted around 40,000 to 50,000 tests, four times the standard set by the World Health Organization [WHO]. On Sunday, 43 percent of COVID-19 tests nationwide were conducted in Jakarta” Anies said. “As a consequence, the number of new cases increased,” he said.Read also: Governor Anies mulls pulling emergency brake as COVID-19 cases surge in JakartaAnies continued that the massive testing had helped Jakarta to lower its fatality rate, as authorities could find carriers earlier and give them treatment before their condition worsened.In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, the administration said that most of the new infections were suspected to have occurred during the recent long weekends for Independence Day public holidays from Aug. 15 to 17 and Islamic New Year from Aug. 20 to 23.Anies asserted that it was of high importance to remain disciplined in following health protocols to help curb the spread of the highly infectious respiratory illness.”The habits of wearing masks, maintaining safe physical distance and washing hands frequently should become new cultural norms,” he said.The proper use of masks, he explained, was also very important to minimize the risk of transmission.”A lot of people wear masks, but they remove them after arriving at their offices or when talking to coworkers. In theory, this would result in a higher risk of transmission,” the governor said.Topics : Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has claimed that the spread of COVID-19 in the capital city is under control despite a recent record spike in new confirmed cases, arguing that increased testing has contributed to the increase.“Even though the number of new confirmed cases is rising, the number of active cases has decreased and the fatality rate is low, that means the situation is relatively under control,” he said in a virtual discussion broadcast YouTube on Monday.Anies explained that in the past week, the number of active cases in the capital city had decreased significantly.last_img read more

first_imgInside the home at 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Restored original beams frame a home which includes a library, media room and solar-heated pool.Architect Dennis Cantwell renovated and extended the existing space assisted by builder Barry Kuenz of Loyalty Homes.NGU Real Estate principal Emil Juresic has listed the property for offers over $1,590,000. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Inside the home at 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.“We both saw the potential in the building, with exposed timbers and open-plan living. It has been totally revamped.”Mrs Quinn said her husband, a software engineer, was the brains behind the technology in the home.“It’s a smart home and we have used Cbus technology throughout,” she said.“We can control everything from our smart phone. We can open the gates from our smart phone, operate the lights, fans, and even irrigation systems.” The home at 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Could this be Brisbane’s best barn-like renovation?The home at 34 Smiths Rd, Wights Mountain is one-of-a-kind and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.Owners Taryn and Russ Quinn bought the home, and remodelled it over 18 months.“It was a tired looking structure,” Mrs Quinn said.last_img read more

first_imgSirius Petroleum, the Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company, has completed a mechanical earth model (MEM) of the Ororo field offshore Nigeria.Sirus, now an operating company, said on Tuesday that the MEM was completed in cooperation with Schlumberger Nigeria, which was hired for the provision of an integrated services management at the Ororo field back in December 2016.According to information on Schlumberger’s website, an MEM is a numerical representation of the geomechanical state of the reservoir, field, or basin. In addition to property distribution (e.g., density, porosity) and fracture system the model incorporates pore pressures, state of stress, and rock mechanical properties. The stresses on the reservoir are caused by the overburden weight, any superimposed tectonic forces, and by production and injectionSirius added on Tuesday that the MEM would facilitate a more rigorous completions program on Ororo-2 and Ororo-3 wells, and was designed to maximize the production and reservoir management plans. The MEM will also be used to help develop the future Ororo development drilling campaign.Sirius expects to drill the Ororo-2 well in the first quarter of 2018 and access the contingent oil and gas resources in the Ororo field with an early production scheme through an extended well test generating an initial estimated rate of approximately 2,700 bopd. The rig for the drilling campaign has already been secured.In addition, Cameron, a Schlumberger company, has already delivered two sets of SOLIDrill modular compact wellhead equipment for use on the Ororo field.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_imgA group of six Nordic companies has, in line with the UN sustainability goals, joined forces to develop a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships.Called Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS), the initiative is spearheaded by technology company Wärtsilä.Other members include shipping and logistics company DFDS, ship owner and operator Grieg Star, engineering company Aker Solutions, energy firm Equinor and EPC company Kvaerner.“The ZEEDS-partners recognise that the transition to clean fuels will require a collective effort. We believe that by addressing the supply, storage and distribution chain, we can accelerate the switch to cleaner shipping fuels,” Cato Espero, Sales Director at Wärtsilä’s Marine division, Nordics and Baltics, explained.Through the ZEEDS project, the partners have explored potential solutions together, and the most promising ideas will be presented in Oslo at Future Innovation Day – Horizons on June 3 and during Nor-Shipping maritime event on June 4.“We are excited to share our ideas and even more importantly get feedback on how we can further develop and improve,” Espero added.Moving forward the focus will be on engaging the relevant authorities and potential new partners to ensure further development of the concept and the ideas.“In order to develop a sustainable solution to this challenge, we, as a society have to work together… (W)e need the support from authorities and are calling for them to implement incentives that will enable us to find the fastest route to zero emission shipping,” Espero concluded.Annually, shipping is responsible for nearly one billion tonnes of CO2 gas emissions globally. Shipping emits 3% of global CO2 and would be the 6th biggest emitter after Japan if it were a country.Last year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) reached an agreement to reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) shipping emissions by at least 50% by 2050 as compared to 2008 levels.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident youngster Raheem Sterling will not only begin this season with the impact he did last one, but maintain a higher standard throughout. The forward, who had just three league substitute appearances to his name from the previous campaign, was handed a surprise start against Manchester City last August aged just 17. He then started the next 15 matches in succession, during which time he also made his full England debut, and after signing his first major contract he remained a key part of Rodgers’ first-team plans until injury saw his season ended in late March. But the manager believes a summer of recuperation has been beneficial and expects even more from the player this time around. He has already responded with goals in both of Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies so far and Rodgers said: “I thought he was outstanding the other night (against an Indonesia XI). “He’s come back refreshed. He did work over the course of pre-season and was back and forward from his holidays into Melwood preparing himself well. “He looks so fit, he looks sharp, he looks better than what he was last summer when I came in and I think he’ll play a big part for us again this season. “At 18 years of age, he has so much potential. “If we nurture that well and he can retain his focus and mentality, he can be a big talent for Liverpool. “I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen from him so far.” Sterling, signed for an initial £600,000 from QPR aged just 15, was given his first-team debut by previous manager Kenny Dalglish in March 2012. Press Association However, it was not until he was thrust into the limelight by Rodgers that he began to show true potential. “It was a year ago when I came into the club and he came away with us on pre-season as a reserve/youth-team player, and his enthusiasm, quality and tenacity really hit me,” Rodgers told “He ended up starting the season after the West Brom game and for the first six months he was sensational. “He ended up getting a full England cap, which shows you the impact he made at 17 years of age, and make over 30 (Liverpool) appearances. “Towards the end of the season, there was a natural drop-off purely because of the youthfulness of him and also because of the pressure of playing for Liverpool and at the very top end of the game. “I took him out of that, he had a little injury at the end of the season as well but I wanted to protect him and make sure he doesn’t have too many miles on the clock too early.” While Sterling brings youthful enthusiasm to the squad a player with probably greater significance at the other end of his career and opposite end of the pitch. Centre-back Kolo Toure was signed on a free after leaving Manchester City and the 32-year-old has already been pencilled in as the natural replacement for the now-retired Jamie Carragher in terms of leadership. Carragher spent the second half of last season partnering Daniel Agger in the heart of the back four after Martin Skrtel was dropped. There was much speculation about the Slovakia international’s future and while there has been no hint of a move emerging so far the arrival of Toure may mean he is relegated to the bench once again. Agger, who will most likely retain his place, has welcomed the addition of the Ivory Coast international’s experience. “He’s been around so long, he knows what he is doing. He is a good guy, too,” said the Denmark defender. “I haven’t played with him much yet but he’s a class footballer. We’ve known that for a long time, so it’s not a surprise. “He is talking a lot on the pitch, he is well organised and he is physically on top. He is an all-round player. He’s good. “Experience is important for the team. We need it if we want to reach our goals.” last_img read more

first_imgNeal’s first touch came early in the second quarter and he crossed the plane with 12:29 remaining before halftime to give the Orange a 17-7 lead. Neal’s family was sitting in section 129, right above where he introduced himself in grand fashion.“Pregame, I knew that my family was sitting over there,” Neal said. “My uncle, my little nephew, my mom and one of my friends so you know it was real good to get the score down on their end. I didn’t see their reaction. I was so hype…but I hope I made ‘em proud.”For the rest of the game, he was Syracuse’s primary back, receiving eight more carries as the Orange pulled away against the Raiders. Like the rest of the Orange’s rushers, Neal couldn’t break free for any big gains. His longest run besides the touchdown was 9 yards and none other eclipsed 4 yards.Even so, Neal showed the Orange can go three deep in the backfield in his first collegiate game. And if he turns in moments like he did Friday, his rise up that pecking order could arrive in the near future. Comments Neal was the lone bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming Syracuse rushing attack. He was the only one of five Syracuse ball-carriers to average over 2.5 yards per rush, tallying 7.6 yards per carry with 68 yards on nine attempts. Neal was listed as the third-stringer heading into the game, but he tied for most carries of any Syracuse back and offered reason for optimism in the Orange’s (1-0) 33-7 season-opening win over Colgate (0-1) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome.“I thought all the backs left some, as we would say, some meat on the bone and there’s good and there’s bad,” head coach Dino Babers said. “Most college football teams grow the most between their first and second game.”Syracuse’s rushing game will need to grow if it wants to stand a chance against No. 19 Louisville next Friday, the Orange’s first real test of the Babers era. Starting running back Dontae Strickland had only 20 yards on nine carries Friday and last year’s starter Jordan Fredericks only carried the ball four times for 10 yards.MORE COVERAGE:Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse debut after transferring from MarylandGallery: Check out the best sights from the Orange’s win over ColgateGraphical breakdown: The most telling stats from SU’s 26-point winSyracuse rolls past Colgate in Dino Babers’ first game at SU Published on September 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Eric Dungey has career game after meeting his brother, who returned from the Army, for 1st time in 2 yearsHow Eric Dungey stacks up against other QBs in Dino Babers’ head-coaching debuts3 things we learned from Syracuse football’s win over ColgateSyracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgate in Dino Babers’ SU debutGallery: Syracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgatecenter_img He had never touched the ball in a college game. This wasn’t even the coaching staff that he originally committed to. But Moe Neal, on his first-ever rush, showed that he’s right where he belongs.The freshman took a handoff from Eric Dungey up the gut and evaded one tackler at the 40-yard line. He then made Adam Bridgeforth miss at the 30 and dragged Chris Morgan 5 yards before coasting into the end zone and pounding his chest once he got to the stands.“Just getting my first carry with this type of atmosphere, it felt great,” Neal said. “Just getting my first touchdown. Once I broke free, a sigh of relief broke.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more