Casey Nicholaw-Helmed The Prom Sets Dates

first_img View Comments ‘The Prom’ We now have dates for the hotly anticipated world premiere of new musical The Prom. The previously announced production will kick off Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre’s upcoming season, beginning performances on August 18. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, whose Broadway credits include Aladdin, Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon and Tuck Everlasting, the limited engagement will run through September 25. With a book by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Matthew Sklar (Elf), and lyrics by Beguelin, the show is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Casting will be announced later.Emma becomes an instant outcast—and a national headline—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause, and invades Emma’s small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community’s reputation, Emma’s future, and the celebrities’ careers, all hang in the balance, until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and ultimately uplifting, this new musical proves that standing up for yourself—and inspiring others to accept their differences—can make you the star you were always meant to be.Other shows in the upcoming season’s lineup include a re-imagined adaptation of Moby Dick, Lindsey Ferrentino’s off-Broadway hit Ugly Lies the Bone, Jiréh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy for Your Pocket, Mark Kendall’s The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness, as told by an African-American Man, who also happens to be Black, Greg Changnon’s Slur, Janece Shaffer’s Cinderella and Fella and the world premieres of Troubadour and The Temple Bombing.last_img read more

Something Rotten! Tour’s Rob McClure Is’s Next Vlogger

first_img Throw a big parade, praises will be made, compliments paid—it’s gonna be great! Tony nominee Rob McClure, who’s leading the national tour of Something Rotten!, is going behind the camera as’s newest vlogger. Once he gets going, he’s never gonna stop, so get ready for Bottoms Up: Backstage at the Something Rotten! Tour with Rob McClure. (Oh, that rhymes!)McClure, who plays Renaissance man Nick Bottom in the touring production of the hit Broadway musical-comedy, will take viewers on the road as Something Rotten! crisscrosses the country. Look out for omelette-sized shenanigans, hilarious road trip hijinks, cameos from McClure’s co-stars, including his wife Maggie Lakis (Bea), Adam Pascal (William Shakespeare), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Blake Hammond (Nostradamus), and so much more.McClure received a Tony Award nomination for his role as Charlie Chaplin in the Broadway musical Chaplin. His other Broadway credits include Noises Off, Honeymoon in Vegas and Avenue Q.Bottoms Up will launch on January 20 and run every Friday as McClure and the whole Rotten! company bring the Renaissance to a new city. Rob McClure in ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Military kids camp

first_imgEach summer, military youth from across the nation travel to north Georgia to attend the Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit, a Georgia 4-H camp designed especially for children of military reservists. Some 120 kids from 42 states attended the camp July 7-12 at the Wahsega 4-H Camp in Dahlonega, Ga.The camp grew out of the two Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard Teen Summits held in Dahlonega, Ga., and Estes Park, Colo. Georgia 4-H in collaboration with the Air Force Personnel Center in San Antonio and the Office of Secretary of Defense organized all the camps.Started five years agoThe first national scope Georgia 4-H military kids camp was held in 2008 for Air Force youth. This is the fifth year the program has offered the camps and the third year for the camp geared for children of reservists.“To my knowledge, the Joint Reserve Component Summit is the first camp that brings together reserve-component military teens from all branches of service and from states and territories across the nation,” said Casey Mull, Georgia 4-H’s military specialist. “The camp focuses on reserve youth who don’t live on or near a military installation and aren’t around other military youth. At home, these kids may be the only ones in their community that are from a military family.” At the camp, the military teens attend workshops on personality identification, healthy lifestyles, proper etiquette and leadership. They also learn about the different branches of service: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.Just like traditional campsLike traditional 4-H camps at Wahsega 4-H Center, the campers climb a rock wall, zoom down the camp’s zip line, hone their archery skills and ride the flying squirrel. “Picture a sideways bungee jump,” said Wahsega camp director Travis Williams, “that’s the flying squirrel.” Using the creek that runs through the camp, Georgia 4-H counselors teach stream ecology, gold mining and fishing. They also lead the students on nature hikes and take them through a team-building ropes course.The daily rainfall that fell across Georgia during the week didn’t dampen camp activities. It actually made for a more thrilling whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River, said Kasey Bozeman, the Georgia 4-H agent in Liberty County and co-director of the camp. “The water level was really high so it made for a much more intense trip,” she said.Bozeman has been involved in the Georgia 4-H military camps since the first one, when she was a 4-H lead counselor at Wahsega. Building boats builds teamsThis year, Bozeman and Mull taught the youth teambuilding through a cardboard box boat regatta. Each team was given a cardboard box and duct tape to build a boat. The boats were then raced across Wahsega’s pond. “We gave awards for the best time, best design and best Titanic — which was really the one that sunk the quickest,” Bozeman said.In a just a week’s time, Bozeman said she saw an immediate change in the students. “They gain a sense of belonging. They become more independent,” she said. “You can see a change in them from Sunday to Friday. The ones that were standoffish are often the ones that get all teary eyed and give you hugs when they leave. It really shows you what a difference one week can make in a child’s life.”Mull said in most ways military youth are no different than traditional 4-H’ers. Respectful and quick to bond“They’re just like the other youth we work with, but their parents wear a uniform to work,” he said. “But one of the reasons I like working with military youth is that they serve, too. They are very respectful and very appreciative of the support they get from their communities.”Williams says military youth seem to “jell better as a group and have a certain comfort level with each other that other groups don’t exhibit.”“Even though the kids don’t know each other before they arrive on the first day of camp, they often act like they have been in school together all of their lives,” he said. “They seem to have something in common that makes them enjoy each other’s company more.”Each year, more than 700 military families and youth participate in Georgia 4-H camping programs specifically designed for military families. Three weeks of camp are geared to younger children (Operation Military Kids and Camp Corral) and four weeks are for older youth (Teens Summits). To learn more about Georgia 4-H’s military programs, visit read more

Local and Voluntary Bar News

first_imgLocal and Voluntary Bar News June 15, 2002 Regular News NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Law Professor Marilyn Cane has spearheaded a Special Master Project at NSU Law, handling claims of privilege and confidentiality for over 1,400,000 pages of documents subject to discovery in a major product liability case. With the aid of 50 NSU law students and the project coordinator, NSU graduate Jamie Morgan, Cane helped to solve a multitude of daunting issues surrounding these documents. These issues are related to finding and training people to review such vast numbers of papers, as well as the organizing and reviewing process of these documents — specifically in organizing these documents in such a way that allows the efficient retrieval by the parties, the special master, the judge, and any appellate court. Upon agreeing to serve as special master before Judge Robert Andrews of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Cane began the process of solving the logistical problem to safely store these documents and have ready access to them at all times. To accommodate this need, Cane acquired local storage and periodically transported these boxes to the law center, and scanned the documents into a computer database for easy retrieval later. Cane also employed NSU law students for the task of reviewing the information, which served the dual purpose of having a supervised review process and gave students hands-on experience with evidentiary privileges in a real world context. To date, over 1,000,000 pages under the privilege claims of attorney-client, work product, trade secrets, and business confidentiality have been reviewed. Over 193,071 pages have been scanned into the database, using high-speed scanners at the Shepard Broad Law Center. The fees charged for the scanning were remitted to the Law Center to be used for law student scholarships. Pictured is Cane presenting a check for scholarships to Dean Joseph Harbaugh as students look on. Wells, Bush attend drug court graduation Chief Justice Charles T. Wells and Governor Jeb Bush recently addressed graduates from Florida’s adult criminal, juvenile dependency, and juvenile drug courts at the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commission Chambers.Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina, Gwen Margolis, chair of the Board of County Commissioners, local officials, and drug treatment program representatives also were present as Drug Court participants were honored for their successful completion of the program. This year marks the third year that the Florida Supreme Court and the governor have addressed graduates of Drug Court, and the event was broadcast via the Internet to judicial circuits around Florida who were simultaneously conducting their drug court graduations.In 1989, Miami-Dade County established the first drug court in the country. Today there are over 750 operational drug courts throughout the United States. Drug Court is a specialty court that handles cases involving drug-addicted offenders through an extensive supervision and treatment program. Drug courts are one of the most successful treatment intervention strategies in the justice system and Florida leads the nation with the development of drug courts having, 69 in operation and 10 programs currently being planned. ROSE MARIE ARCHIBALD, left, was recently awarded the Woman of the Year Award for 2002 by the Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. The award was presented by VFAWL President Shirley Green, right. Archibald was honored for her work with foster children and as a special education advocate for 50 children at the Mary McLeod Bethune Center, along with her work as a supervising attorney of Special Education Law at Central Florida Legal Services for Volusia County. Aprille Rhynard also was awarded the VFAWL Distinguished Service Award for 2002 for her work with the mentally handicapped. South Miami-Kendall Bar awards scholarships The South Miami Kendall Bar Association and co-sponsor, Florida Savings Bank, recently presented the annual M.H. Paul Van Hemert Scholarship to Kahlida Nicole Lloyd of Coral Reef Senior High.The $1,000 college scholarship is named for M.H. Paul Van Hemert, a member of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association, noted for his professionalism and ethics, who died a few years ago.Lloyd was selected from among those students who participate in the Miami Dade County Executive Internship Program and who intern with attorneys in the South Miami-Kendall area. The Executive Internship Program is a full year high school program that exposes the students to a genuine working environment for which they receive school credits.Scholarship recipients are selected based on grade point averages, extracurricular activities, recommendations from the attorneys for whom they intern, response to an essay, and need. Scholarship Committee Chair Howard Kuker said there “was no difficulty in selecting Kalida Lloyd from among the many deserving applicants. Her credentials shone out.”Florida Savings Bank in Pinecrest is also a partner of The Florida Bar Foundation and is on the IOTA bank honor roll. its participation in the IOTA program, Florida Savings Bank supports the Foundation’s efforts in providing grants for legal assistance for the poor, improvements in the administration of justice, and loans and scholarships for the law. Firm celebrates Law Day The partners of Page & Eichenblatt left the courtroom for a Boone High School classroom during Law Week 2002.Gregg Page, Steve Eichenblatt, and Lee Bernbaum participated in a mock DUI trial with Boone students and Orange County Judge Frederick Lauten. Boone High School offers a law program as part of the magnet school’s curriculum. Students played the roles of defendant, jurors, and audience in the school’s mock courtroom. Eichenblatt defended the “accused” student in the trial, with Page as the prosecutor. Bernbaum took the stand as the arresting officer. UF puts state’s historical legal documents online It may be difficult these days to imagine divorces taking place in Tallahassee’s state government buildings, but in early territorial Florida — before it became a state — public divorce proceedings before the legislature were commonplace.This is one of many historical tidbits revealed on the new Florida Historical Legal Documents Web pages, among the first of its kind in the country and put together by a team from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.“If you’re interested in state laws and history, it’s fascinating,” Mae Clark, assistant director of technical services for the law school’s Legal Information Center and coordinator of the online catalogue of Florida laws and legislative proceedings of 1822-1845.Putting the documents online was a project Clark and her colleagues at the law library launched in November 2000. They collected state documents from those 23 years, had them transferred to CD-ROM, and put the information online this month.“Many people want to know about early Florida law, establishment of the state, the court system, and how selection of capitals and county seats was made,” Clark said. “Previously, they would have had to go to a library at one of the state’s universities to do this kind of research. Now they can do it online from anywhere.”And although the early constitutions of some states are online, Florida may be the first state to have the full text of all of its territorial documents on the World Wide Web, Clark said.“Mae and other of our library personnel did an outstanding job on this very important program, which is another example of how our college of law serves all of the peoples of this state,” said Betty Taylor, law library director and professor of law. “Future state funding would allow Mae and her colleagues to extend information available into the 1900s.According to Clark, the site is keyword-searchable, “making it easy to do such things as legal, historical and genealogical research. There are so many things to discover. For example, one can search for the name of the county in which he/she lives to see documents related to its history, and a University of Michigan professor already has used the site for his research into pre-Civil War laws.”Visitors to the site can compare Florida laws and regulations with those of mid-19th century contemporaries in the established United States and Europe to develop a perspective about state history. Clark notes that contrary to what most might think about Spanish influence on early Florida, British common law is at the root of most territorial rule making.Among facts to be found on the site:• There was an East and a West Florida during the early territorial stage, which helps explain why Tallahassee was chosen as the state capital as the areas were merged.• All divorces had to be approved by the Florida legislature, so details of early settlers’ lives are a matter of record.• Current familiar names of many cities, counties, and rivers evolved over time. For instance, Santa Fe was originally “Santafee.”• In early territorial Florida, there was no separation of church and state: The legislature was responsible for appointing boards that incorporated churches. Thus site visitors can check on religious roots in the state.• Establishment of roads, ferries, and mail routes were recorded in legal documents, giving site visitors details on development of the state’s infrastructure.• Slave laws give insight into the Florida population’s pre-Civil War feelings toward slavery.The Florida Historical Legal Documents Page is at AAML endows legal scholarships At its recent 24th Annual Institute in Tampa, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers committed to contribute $23,000 to eight Florida law schools during the 2002-2003 academic year.To date, more than $250,000 has been donated by the academy’s Florida chapter to establish endowment funds and provide additional scholarship money to students who exhibit exceptional achievement in their study of family law.Contributions of $1,000 for scholarships are being given to the University of Florida, whose endowment is already fully funded, and Barry University College of Law. As it has with the other schools, the Florida chapter has offered to work with Barry to establish an endowed scholarship fund, eventually totaling $50,000.In addition to providing financial support, academy fellows also are available, if needed, to assist Florida’s law schools by serving as guest lecturers and adjunct professors. South Florida Red Mass draws hundreds Nearly 400 judges, lawyers, and guests attended the 13th annual Red Mass, reception, and dinner sponsored recently by the St. Thomas More Society of South Florida.The Red Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Judge Joseph A. Murphy, president of the St. Thomas More Society, presided over the evening event.Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, was the guest speaker. Sr. John Norton Barrett, the former principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, received the Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy Award, and was recognized for his contributions to education and the community. THE LEE COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS recently recognized Judge Margaret O. Steinbeck at its 13th Annual Judicial Reception on Law Day, in appreciation of her service and commitment to the judicial system. Pictured from the left are Helene O’Connell, Hayley Brady, Judge Steinbeck, Carolyn Delizia, and Laurie Anton. Judge Steinbeck was honored as a “shining example” of someone who is a role model leading by example and fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Steinbeck discussed the history and importance of Law Day and centered on this year’s theme of “Celebrating Your Freedom — Assuring Equal Justice for All.”last_img read more

Man with Rifle Nabbed Near East Patchogue School

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Verne W. Critz Elementary School in East Patchogue was put on lockdown and a man was arrested Tuesday after police received reports of a person near the school carrying what appeared to be a rifle, Suffolk County police said.When police arrived they found a man with a rifle, but later learned that it was an old relic that was welded shut, a police spokeswoman said.The man, who police didn’t identify, was arrested, but the charge is unrelated to the gun, police said.Responding officers determined that he had “no intention to harm anyone,” the spokeswoman said.It was unclear how close he got to the school.The lockdown was lifted around 1 p.m., police said.School officials did not return a call for comment.last_img read more

Is your credit union ready for EMV?

first_imgEMV players prepare for Oct. 1by: Lisa HochgrafCredit union members are starting to get EMV “chip” cards in the mail. Big merchants are placing point-of-sale readers that can handle the new cards in many of their locations, but not planning to actually enable this functionality until Oct. 1.These are the real-life signs that players in the world of EMV cards are indeed getting ready for the liability shift planned for Oct. 1 by the “Network of Four” (MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Visa) for domestic and cross-border counterfeit card-present point-of-sale transactions. Once the shift takes place, liability for card fraud will be assessed to the party that did not enable the EMV transaction.At the CUES School of Payments yesterday, Terence Roche made some educated predictions about what players will have done by the deadline. Principal of CUES Supplier member and strategic provider Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz., Roche said that 79 percent of issuers are expected to have replaced magnetic stripe-only cards with EMV cards by Oct. 1. In all, 575 million EMV cards are expected to be issued this year. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Don’t set aside the future as you put out the fires of today

first_imgLet me be clear here; this article is not about crisis strategy, which involves contingency planning and business continuity planning for dealing with identified crises as they arise. It is about the formulation and reformulation of the regular ongoing strategy of the credit union during times of organizational stress. Setting aside your preparation for the future to concentrate solely on putting out the fires of today can be detrimental to the long-term viability of the organization.I’ve had several calls from credit union CEOs over the last few weeks requesting guidance on a couple of topics relating to strategy. Their first concern is whether all existing strategic initiatives should simply be put on the back burner until we see the much-hoped-for, light at the end of the tunnel. My answer to that is a categorical no. Your competitors are not going to rein in their efforts to win the allegiance of your members. As far as is possible, under the challenging circumstances, there is an even greater need for quality strategic discussion now than in stable times.The second question I’m being asked relates to how best to evaluate the relevance of existing strategic initiatives in light of the extreme volatility that’s resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

We love Zagreb – a great promotional video with a story about Zagreb

first_imgVideo is a “must have” tool today when we talk about tourism promotion.But in order to get virality and to stand out from the mass of promotional tourist videos, it is necessary to invest in quality and professional production, which of course costs but also gives results, and that the video has an interesting story that draws you to watch it. end and which you have left in January. With the mass use of drones, new technologies such as 4k video resolutions, video in tourism is definitely the main bait for telling a story and creating a motive for coming.And how to stand out from the crowd and tell a story through a video that invites you to visit a tourist destination, shows a promotional video of the Zagreb Tourist Board.We constantly revolve around telling stories because that is exactly what our tourism needs – to tell our authentic stories, and to be some bad copies of other tourist destinations. So video, sound and image must tell a story. Although the video is over a year old and somehow went under the radar, it is certainly a great example of how to tell the story of a tourist destination through a video.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Always use professional services and watch the quality, not how to go as little as possible and record video with a mobile phone, because in the end the only thing that matters is the final product and the message. Of course, after shooting the video, it is necessary to invest in promoting it so that as many people as possible can see it, because we can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it, everything falls into the water.Of course, there are always those who offer services much cheaper…RELATED NEWS:VIDEO AS A POWERFUL TOOL IN PROMOTION: WATCH THE PHENOMENAL ANNOUNCED VIDEO OF THE 53rd VINKOVAC AUTUMNHOW A LITTLE DIFFERENT PROMOTIONAL TOURIST VIDEO STON, OUR TOURIST PEARL, WAS CREATEDILIJA BRAJKOVIĆ, CONTRA: INSTARGAM AND VIDEO ARE “MUST HAVE” CHANNELS IN TOURISM ADVERTISINGlast_img read more

easyJet opened a direct line from Amsterdam to Pula

first_imgPhoto: Pula Airport Passenger growth increased by 16% Paris Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, until 30. AugustMilan on Mondays and Fridays, until 30. AugustBerlin Schönefeld Tuesdays and Saturdays until 31 AugustBerlin Tegel Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, until 20. OctoberBasel Tuesdays and Saturdays, until 31. AugustBristol Wednesdays and Saturdays through 31. AugustLiverpool Wednesdays and Sundays until 13. OctoberLondon Gatwick Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 26. OctoberLondon Southend Thursdays and Sundays until 24. OctoberGeneva, Wednesday and Saturday, until 31 August. There were 110 passengers on the first flight, while there were 94 departing passengers, and flights will take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Sundays, until September 01, 2019. In addition to the newly opened Amsterdam line, easyJet from Pula flies to ten more destinations: Pula Airport points out that compared to the traffic in 2018, there is an increase in the number of passengers of 16%, and new flights are included in the flight plan: Laudamotion for Stuttgart, Volotea for Bordeaux, for Birmingham, easyJet for Amsterdam and Geneva , as well as TUI UK for Doncester. Yesterday, low-cost airline easyJet started its flight of a new route in the 2019 season from Amsterdam to Pula.last_img read more

Hidden Treasury

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