Odds & Ends: Javier Munoz is OUT’s Breakout Star & More

first_img Hamilton Javier Muñoz from $149.00 Star Files Javier Muñoz(Photo: Gavin Bond for ‘OUT’ magazine)center_img Related Shows Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Javier Muñoz is OUT’s Breakout StarHamilton headliner Javier Muñoz has been awarded Breakout of the Year in OUT magazine’s top 100 list of the most compelling people of the year. “If I can be a new face that people see that is HIV-positive and healthy and performing seven shows a week and kicking ass, then let that stand as a positive example for the person who is still living with that stigma and fear,” Muñoz told the magazine. Other stage favorites on the list include Taylor Mac, Michael Arden, B.D. Wong, Conrad Ricamora, Ivo van Hove, Nico Tortorella and Tituss Burgess.Get in the Holiday Spirit With Ann HaradaThe most wonderful time of year is almost upon us! Ann Harada is set to reprise her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus, the cabaret of show tunes and modern hits is scheduled to take place on December 12 at Howl at the Moon.Linda Lavin Enlisted for CandideLinda Lavin will appear in Harold Prince’s previously reported new staging of Candide, which is scheduled to run from January 6, 2017 through January 12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. The Tony winner is set to play the Old Lady, alongside Jay Armstrong Johnson as Candide and Meghan Picerno as Cunegonde. Deadline reports that other names tapped for Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta include Gregg Edelman, Jessica Tyler Wright, Chip Zien and Brooks Ashmanskas.Neil LaBute & More Rally for OrlandoAfter Orlando, a series of short plays written in response to the tragic events in Orlando and recent gun violence in the U.S. and worldwide, will receive readings through January 31, 2017. Playwrights involved with the initiative include Neil LaBute and Lindsey Ferrentino; for more information on where the events are being held, click here.Watch Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart on the Big ScreenMiss Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land on Broadway in the 2013-14 season? Never fear, National Theatre Live will broadcast the West End incarnation of the show, live, to a movie theater near you on December 15. Click here to find a convenient locale and check out the trailer for Harold Pinter’s classic, directed by Sean Mathias, below. View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Andrew Garfield Set for the Big Screen in Angels in America & More

first_imgBye Bye Birdie Tony Nominee Dick Gautier Dies at 85Dick Gautier, whose Broadway debut as the delightfully dreamy title character in Bye Bye Birdie earned him a Tony nomination in 1961, is dead at the age of 85. According to The New York Times, he passed away as a result of pneumonia. On screen, Gautier was known for his recurring role in Get Smart as well as appearances in Murder, She Wrote, Bewitched, Happy Days, Gidget, When Things Were Rotten and more. He was a nightclub comedian, author and caricaturist as well. He is survived by three children from his first marriage to Beverly Hedman, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, the Times reports.Lisa Kron Garners 2017 Kleban PrizeFun Home Tony Winner Lisa Kron has received the Kleban Prize for Musical Theater, reports The New York Times. The award (which comes with $100,000) was established by the late Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Kleban, who wrote the lyrics to A Chorus Line. Kron joins the ranks of past winners like Jason Robert Brown (Parade), Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q) and Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder). Daniel Zaitchik also received this year’s Kleban Prize as a promising musical theater lyricist. His work has been developed at Ars Nova and Lincoln Center.Richard Armitage Set for Ocean’s EightAll you need is love—and an insanely star-studded cast. Deadline reports that Love, Love, Love standout Richard Armitage has been tapped for Ocean’s Eight, along with recently announced James Corden, The Present’s Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. According to Deadline, his role in the Gary Ross-helmed picture is still a secret.Rachel Bloom Just Got More CrazyTheater enthusiast and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mastermind Rachel Bloom is headed to the New York stage! She and Broadway alum Jerry O’Connell have joined Manhattan Concert Productions one-night only presentation of Crazy for You. The two will star as Irene Roth and Lank Hawkins, respectively, alongside the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes, Harry Groener, Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer. The concert event, directed and choreographed by the original Broadway production’s choreographer Susan Stroman (before she had five Tony Awards), is set for February 19 at David Geffen Hall.P.S. As reported, Jennifer Holliday canceled her previously announced performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. On January 17, she stopped by The View to discuss her decision and perform a touching rendition of “Come Sunday.” “The inauguration’s loss is our gain,” said host Whoopi Goldberg. Take a look below. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.National Theatre’s Angels in America to be BroadcastWere those Angels in America hot shots giving you major London FOMO? Us, too. Luckily, the National Theatre has announced that the revival of of Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s landmark play is coming to the big screen. Fans can catch Part One: Millennium Approaches on July 20 and Part Two: Perestroika on July 27 at venues to be announced. Olivier and Tony winner Marianne Elliott directs the cast, which includes Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.Idina Menzel Talks Wicked, Beaches & TourIdina Menzel has a bone to pick with The Wizard. The Tony winner and Frozen favorite recently appeared on Entertainment Tonight to discuss starring in Lifetime’s eagerly anticipated Beaches remake (slated for January 21) and Wicked’s own forthcoming film adaptation. “I’m told I’m not going to be in it, and I’m angry and I’m spiteful about it,” Menzel said. Talk about unadulterated loathing! Bummed about this news? Don’t fret, Ozians; the Queen of Swords is heading to a city near you in the flesh. Menzel is set to kick it off a worldwide tour to promote her latest solo album .idina on March 29 in Osaka, Japan. She’ll hit 48 cities along the way; check out the full date list here! Andrew Garfield(Photo: Jason Bell) center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Tomato Varieties

first_imgSoon soil temperatures will be warm enough for planting those precious backyard tomatoes. Given the many options available, which variety and type of tomato should you choose?With determinate and indeterminate varieties, hybrids and heirlooms, the best tomato for you depends on where you are located, your tastes and your needs. First, there’s a difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes. Understanding this may help you narrow down your options and make a more informed decision. All tomatoes are technically considered vine crops, but choosing between these two forms of tomatoes is important, and should be, based on how you intend to use your harvest. A determinate tomato variety will have a more compact, bush-type growth, usually no more than 4 feet tall, and will set all of its fruit within a two- to four-week period. Although they are smaller plants, determinates still require some staking or caging to support the vines. Determinate varieties are more useful for gardeners who want to grow a plant in a container, who need a more compact-sized plant or who want to produce tomatoes for canning and sauces. It’s important to determine how many days until these plants reach maturity; you can easily stagger different determinate varieties based on their maturity dates to have a longer window of tomato harvest.Recommended determinate varieties include ‘Bush Celebrity,’ ‘Mountain Pride’ and ‘Southern Star.’Indeterminate tomato plants continue to grow and set fruit until they are killed by frost. These plants will grow much larger than determinate varieties – up to 10 feet in height – and require adequate support to maintain productive growth.Recommended indeterminate varieties include ‘Big Boy,’ ‘Beefmaster,’ and ‘Better Boy.’All of the previously mentioned varieties are hybrids, or a cross of two specific parent plants by means of controlled pollination. These plants are sometimes referred to as “F1” or “F1 hybrids” and were bred to produce plants with very specific traits. Traits may be resistant to a specific disease, have improved tolerance to heat or drought, or bear a fruit that stores for a longer time period.Hybrids have many advantages, but one disadvantage is that the seeds should not be saved from one year to the next. The seeds from hybrids will not produce a plant that is “true to type,” or similar to the parent plant. Most likely, the seed you save from a hybrid tomato will result in an unpredictable combination of traits of its parent and/or grandparent.Heirloom plants, by definition, have three qualities: they have been available for at least 50 years, they are open-pollinated plants and produce true-to-type seed, and they have a history or folklore of their own. Some examples of heirloom tomatoes include ‘Cherokee Purple,’ ‘Brandywine’ and ‘Black Krim’ varieties. Heirlooms have traits that are fairly stable from one generation to the next. This means that their seeds can be saved and should produce offspring similar to the parent. Heirlooms are also known for their taste quality. Unfortunately, heirloom plants are much more prone to disease and insect problems, and the fruits are more likely to suffer growth deformities, such as cracking or cat-facing. There are literally thousands of varieties of tomato varieties from which to choose. It is most important to find one that is suited for your part of Georgia, your taste and your use preferences.last_img read more

Senator Leahy receives Congressional Leadership Award from National Restaurant Association

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council is pleased that the National Restaurant Association (NRA) presented its first annual Congressional Leadership Award to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in recognition of his efforts to fight hunger. “Senator Leahy’s contribution is meaningful to the restaurant industry because it helps our dining employers be good citizens while freeing up resources to invest in their businesses and their employees, said Vicky Tebbetts, Vice President of the Vermont Hospitality Council. “A vibrant dining industry is critical to Vermont’s tourism economy.”The National Restaurant Association created the Congressional Leadership Award to recognize members of Congress who advocate on behalf of important restaurant industry causes and support legislation that help the industry to sustain its role as a job creator, a career training ground, and a cornerstone of the community. “Vermonters have always valued the importance of taking care of their neighbors,” said Senator Patrick Leahy.  “I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of all of Vermont restaurants, businesses, food banks, and community groups that lend a hand to their neighbors in need each and every day.”Leahy is a founding member of the Senate Hunger Caucus, a group seeking bipartisan solutions to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Leahy is also a sponsor of the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Extension Act, a bill that would advocate for the 36 million Americans at risk of hunger, and help more restaurants take advantage of a tax deduction for food donations and reduce food waste.last_img read more

Governor Douglas proclaims October Cyber Security month in Vermont

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas has signed a proclamation making the month of October Cyber Security Awareness month in the state of Vermont. Governor Douglas is joining other governors across the country in recognizing the seventh annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month.“Technology, while necessary in our society today, is not without pitfalls,” said Governor Douglas. “Having an awareness and understanding of how to protect and secure technical devices, like computers, Smartphone’s and iPods, is critical in creating a more secure state and nation.”National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an initiative to promote computer security awareness. Last year, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Proclamation to show federal support to spread cyber awareness nationwide. The support from both federal and state levels creates a joint effort in calling to all Americans that cyber security is our shared responsibility, as a state and as a nation.“Teaching our children how to stay safe in an online environment is also a crucial part of cyber security,” Governor Douglas added.  “Cyber security is the one area where every person, making small, positive changes, can make a huge difference.” Source: Governor’s office.last_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – February 21, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:Where Are All the Women CEOs?By VANESSA FUHRMANS, WSJWhy, when women earn the majority of college degrees and make up roughly half the workforce, do so few occupy the chief executive job? (read more)Alternative data in lending is here to stayby VELOCITY SOLUTIONSIf your credit union is using only traditional underwriting methods, chances are that you’re limiting your lending potential. The use of alternative data in underwriting opens credit avenues for members and small businesses that otherwise might have been closed to them. (read more)The CUInsight Experience podcast: Ryan Donovan – Taking the Hill (#61)by RANDALL SMITH, CUINSIGHT*Available now for subscribers, published Monday on CUInsight. “Never let the number of times you’ve gone around the sun be a limit on your potential,” Ryan Donovan. (listen)Plus: We’ll see you at the CUNA GAC next week! Follow us on Instagram @CUInsight for a special podcast-related giveaway!last_img read more

Keep content relevant, short, iterative and engaging

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As the saying goes, content is king. It seems this trend will continue this way for some time, as marketers notice ongoing impact on building awareness, increased customer engagement, as well as lead quantity and quality. However, the rise in demand from consumers eager for digital content also means that content marketing will become more competitive than ever. To stand out, marketers would do well to keep an eye on having a varied content mix, responding to shifts in customer attitudes and demands, and establishing solid, data-driven metrics that allow marketing teams to map customer behaviors and impact.On the agenda is the growing focus on changing up the old format. Blogs and social media remain the mainstay for many organizations, especially financial institutions, but innovators are looking toward channels that emphasize visual language, such as interactive content, live streaming, virtual reality, etc. In short, anything that is fast, iterative, engaging, and relevant.Content marketing is about to get very competitive, and in a world where your rivals may have much bigger budgets and larger marketing teams, you’ll need to stand out. Effective marketing can’t be done without a proper strategy, but you don’t necessarily need a detailed plan for every piece of content you put out. On-the-fly content is a great way to stop wasting time and seize your audience.last_img read more

H5N1 turns up at Benin poultry market

first_imgAug 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Agriculture officials in Benin recently reported that two chickens at a live poultry market tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, the country’s first outbreak since the virus was detected there at the end of 2007.Authorities found the virus during routine surveillance at a market in Lokossa, the capital of Mono department, located in the southern part of the country near the coast, according to an Aug 25 report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Testing performed at Benin’s national laboratory in Parakou revealed H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to the report. The surveillance activity at the Lokossa market was also a training exercise for the lab’s managers and officials, the OIE report said. In December 2007, when the country confirmed its first H5N1 outbreak, the samples were tested at an Italian lab.Animal health officials have not determined the source of the outbreak, according to the report. Authorities disinfected market stalls and have restricted the movement of poultry within the country.Outbreaks in 2007 affected two farms, also located near Benin’s southern coastal area, according to previous reports. Several countries surrounding Benin have reported poultry outbreaks over the past few years, including Nigeria, Togo, Niger, and Burkina Faso.In other developments, agriculture officials in Vietnam said yesterday that an unusual strain of H5N1 virus is starting to appear in smuggled poultry, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported in a sketchy story today. Bui Quang Anh, head of the agriculture ministry’s animal health department, told VNA that the strain poses a high risk of infecting humans and had previously caused an outbreak in China.Anh told VNA that the H5N1 strain was named “seven.” The story did not mention a clade number. Typically, the story said, “strain one” of the H5N1 virus has infected birds in the Mekong delta, while strains two, three, and four have been found to infect birds in the country’s Red River Basin.Nguyen Van Cam, director of Vietnam’s Central Animal Diagnosis Centre, told VNA the lab was doing more tests to better characterize the strain and that he expected results soon.See also:OIE reports on 2008 outbreaksDec 17, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Benin confirms its first H5N1 outbreaks”last_img read more

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