Jennifer Holliday Begins Performances in The Color Purple

first_imgJennifer Holliday(Photo: Polk & Co.) The Color Purple View Comments Related Shows Jennifer Hollidaycenter_img Star Files Time to get sharp as a tack with our hair slicked back! A new Shug Avery is comin’ to town in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple—and she sure do shine. Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday will start a limited 14-week engagement in the John Doyle-helmed production on October 4. She steps in following Tony winner Heather Headley’s emotional final curtain call on October 2.Holliday is the third actress to take on the role of Shug Avery in this production; Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for playing Effie (whom Holliday originated onstage) in the Dreamgirls film adaptation, headlined the show when it opened last fall.Holliday last starred on Broadway back in 2001 in Chicago; she appeared in a three-city-tour of The Color Purple as Sofia in 2014. Since winning the Tony in 1982 for her performance in Dreamgirls—as well as a Grammy for her pop cover of the anthem “And I Am Telling You”—Holliday has gone on to reprise her performance as Effie White numerous times, including on tour and at the Muny in 2012. She has also released a number of gospel and R&B albums.Holliday joins a cast that includes Tony winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony nominee Danielle Brooks (both in their Broadway debuts) as Celie and Sofia, respectively, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Jennie Harney as Nettie, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo and Patrice Covington as Squeak. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017last_img read more

A Trout Bum’s Holiday Gift Guide

first_imgThe trout bum in your life could be one of the most difficult people to shop for simply because of the technical knowledge needed to wade through the array of fly fishing equipment available on the market today.Are those waders you’re eyeing breathable enough? Do you go with the stockingfoot or bootfoot options? Should you choose a reel made from machined bar-stock aluminum or the less expensive composite version? What size rod is right? The go-to five weight or the stouter seven weight options?All of these questions and more can make the process of shopping for the fly fisher in your life seem a bit overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help with these 7 go-to gifts that any angler would be thrilled to find under the tree.1. Redington i.D. reel, starts at $89.99The venerable rod and reel maker Redington is out with a brand new reel just in time for the holidays. Not only does the i.D. sport the type of high quality cast aluminum construction that Redington is know for, it boasts a smooth rulon disc drag, a large arbor, and a comfortable handle—all accessible at a price point that won’t break the bank. If you’re not sold yet, the i.D. features a flat back surface to accept custom decals representing anything from your home state to your favorite fish species, and the decals are simple to remove, stack, or swap to update your reel’s look over time.2. Orvis Helios 3 Rod, starts at $849This revolutionary new line of rods from Orvis takes casting accuracy to a whole new level. It comes in two lines, the 3D and 3F, both of which come in 9 foot 5 and 8 weight models. The former offers anglers all the power they need to make long distance casts on big water without sacrificing accuracy, while the latter is designed with accuracy and finesse in mind.3. YETI Panga, starts at $300The Panga is YETI’s first foray into the world of waterproof gear storage, and it’s quickly becoming a staple on drift boats, dories and rafts around the country. This fully submersible duffle acts as a gear fortress, allowing absolutely no access points for rogue wetness and a laminated, high-density nylon shell that is virtually impenetrable to nature’s assaults. If you’re worried about hauling a high quality digital camera around on the river, worry no more. This is the perfect way to ensure pro quality photos of your latest lunker.4. Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot WadersWhen it comes to durability in the face of the elements, the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders are proudly standing atop the heap. If wintertime fly fishing is your thing, the G3’s have you covered with five layers of GORE-TEX lining. Add to this the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining and an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials, and you’e got some of the best waders on the market today.5. Rio-Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder, $39.99Stop fumbling around in your chest pack for one of those ten spools of tippet you jammed into a pocket you can never seem to find. The Rio-Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder keeps all those spools organized and easily accessible, and once you’ve used one you’ll never be caught on the river without it.6. Smith Guide’s Choice, $249Nothing enhances a day on the water like a good pair of polarized sunglasses, and we’ve yet to find a better pair for fly fishing in Southern Appalachian than Smith’s Guides Choice.  The lenses are the business end of these glasses, featuring the new Techlite Polarchromic polarized tech that greatly enhances color and cuts through any body of water that a fish might call home. Stainless steel spring hinges allow for maximum flexibility.7. Soft Science Terrafin Wading Boot, $90With the Terrafin Wading BootSoft Science has built what they’re calling the ultimate wading boot built for fly fishing, and that’s not far from the truth. This lightweight, slip-resistant shoe shines on the type of moss-covered rocks and stream beds you’ll find all over Southern Appalachia.8. Filson Fishing Waist Pack, $125.00 The venerable Filson brand has been around since 1897, a fact that is readily apparent in the high quality nature of their products. The Filson Fishing Waist Pack is a lightweight, water-repellent waist pack with divided storage, cotton webbing for zingers and a sheepskin shearling patch for flies. The waist strap extends to 48″ with rustproof, easy-buckle closure, and built in grommets on the the bottom allow for optimal drainage.last_img read more

Suozzi-Haber Democratic Nassau Exec Primary Debate Tuesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, left, is not responding to Democratic primary challenger Adam Haber, right, who wants to debate Suozzi.Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi who’s running for his old job will face off with Democratic primary challenger Adam Haber in a televised debate Tuesday night.The first televised debate of the campaign comes a week before Nassau Democrats cast their votes in the Sept. 10 primary and less than a week after the opponents first met in a debate in Freeport.Haber, a Roslyn school board member, has been calling for Suozzi to attend debates since February, but Suozzi has largely been focusing on attacking County Executive Ed Mangano, the Republican who unseated Suozzi nearly four years ago.As the primary neared, Haber increased the pressure on Suozzi last month to attend a debate by launching www.suozzidebateduck.com that he promoted with toy rubber duckies.Suozzi initially ignored gimmick but surprised voters by showing up at last week’s debate after it was believed that he would not attend.The second debate will be held 7-7:30 p.m. on News12 Long Island.last_img read more

BAA Lynton to lose 50 as company refocuses

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Leaked video reveals Arsenal’s newest kit

first_img PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next SPONSORED Advertisement by Metro 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 9:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link510Shares Read More Comment Full Screen About Connatix V67539 More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img Read More Skip Ad Skip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Mesut Ozil star in leaked video of Arsenal’s new Adidas kit Mesut Ozil stars in the video promo for Arsenal’s new Adidas kit (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans haven’t had much cause for optimism over the course of the summer transfer window but a leaked video of their new Adidas home kit for next season has certainly set pulses racing.The north London club ended their association with Puma to link-up again with the German sportswear giants for the first time in almost a quarter of a century, in a deal which will net Arsenal in the region of £300million over the course of the next five years.Those funds are likely to boost a meagre transfer budget with reportedly stands at just £40m after Unai Emery failed to secure Champions League qualification last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementAs a result, Arsenal have struggled to agree deals for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet and are even said to be considering selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an effort to raise funds to meet Crystal Palace’s £80m valuation of Wilfried Zaha.ADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Read More Read More Arsenal’s new kit is inspired by the strip warn during the 1990/91 Division One title winning season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira, meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move to AC Milan, Aubameyang is reported to be a potential candidate to replace Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United and even injured right-back Hector Bellerin is said to be of interest to Atletico Madrid.Arsenal fans, therefore, took some solace from the leaked video which features the majority of their first team stars displaying the new kit which takes inspiration from the strip warn during the 1990/91 campaign when the Gunners lost just once on the way to winning the Division One title under the management of George Graham.Despite the emphatically positive response to the new design, fans remain skeptical as to the club’s chances of returning to the elite after finishing outside the top four for a third successive season… 1/1 Video Settings / Advertisementlast_img read more

Dominica seeks US help to fight illegal firearms

first_imgLocalNews Dominica seeks US help to fight illegal firearms by: – October 1, 2011 6 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img His Excellency Vince Henderson. Image via: cadenagramonte.cuDominica has told the world that the unregulated, non-standardized and highly dangerous ammunition poses great threat to law and order in society.Dominica’s United Nation (UN) Ambassador His Excellency Vince Henderson told the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, that while the Caribbean region is not a manufacturer of ammunition, illegal firearms are transferred across the region.He says some of the country’s most productive members have lost their lives as a result of illegal firearms and ammunition and that in the absence of initiatives to combat global security, threats to peace will continue to multiply.“Multilateralism must take center stage in the struggle to deal with these challenges. The work of the United Nations is paramount in maintaining world peace and security. In its maintenance of this role, the United Nations must be able to demonstrate legitimacy and fairness in its actions, cognizant always of the need to protect the most vulnerable,” he said.Henderson said the ability of the UN Security Council to adequately respond to new and changing world dynamics rest in its acceptance of the need for continuous reform to adapt to the time, including recognition of the increase in membership of the UN.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

McGregor desperate for Mayweather rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Sexual assault: McGregor awaits physical test, video evidence Sexual assault charge: UFC superstar denies allegation, released without charge Mayweather mocks McGregor Conor McGregor wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr again and insists he would win this time. The American defeated the MMA fighter in a 10th-round knockout in 2017. There have been suggestions there could be a rematch and McGregor is hoping there will be. “I’d like to rematch Floyd, I think we should rematch Floyd,” he told ESPN. “He’s flirting with it and he could choose someone else but it wouldn’t be the same. “I was phenomenal in that bout, the only reason I lost was because I prepared for a back-footed Philly Shell style of opponent. When the fight was like that, I was picking him apart then he came forward and started pressing. “I wasn’t sinking into my shorts like I am now with my boxing coaches under my belt. I know I would beat him if we rematch, when we rematch. “It’s going to happen again but I am open to other boxing bouts.” McGregor is in line to receive his highest UFC purse for his return to the octagon against Donald Cerrone, but it still pales in comparison to the huge pay day he received for fighting Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor’s comeback this month will see him return for the first time since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.Tags: Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jrlast_img read more

Poyet denies FA charge

first_img The draw left Hull and Sunderland in 16th and 17th place respectively, with the result doing little to help either side boost their survival hopes. Both face fellow relegation candidates in their next game as Hull travel to Leicester and Poyet’s Sunderland welcome Aston Villa to the Stadium of Light. The 47-year-old was sent to the stands after a confrontation with Tigers’ manager Steve Bruce as the two Premier League strugglers played out a 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium on March 3. The FA charged Poyet whilst Bruce was contacted to be reminded of his responsibilities and it is now believed Poyet will contest the charge and has requested a personal hearing. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has denied a Football Association charge of improper conduct in last week’s draw at Hull, Press Association Sport understands.last_img read more

How Andre Cisco became an All-American as a freshman

first_img Published on December 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Andre Cisco wanted to be a freshman All-American. He wrote it down, as one of his team and individual goals, on a sheet given out to players prior to the season.In the months that followed, Cisco rose from three-star early enrollee to SU’s first defensive All-American since Dwight Freeney. He totaled seven interceptions and 41 solo tackles in his first 12 collegiate games, relying on his elite high school background and a refinement of his catching skills. As No. 20 Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) prepares to face No. 16 West Virginia (8-3, 6-3 Big 12) in the Camping World Bowl, Cisco hopes to punctuate his historic first season.“There’s been some surprises here and there,” he said, “I’ll be honest. But either way it’s just hard work and I’m glad I was able to benefit from all that work.”When Cisco and fellow freshman and IMG Academy graduate Juan Wallace enrolled at SU this January, a semester early to try and play sooner, they weren’t sure what to expect. The two had expectations of the intensity, the way practice would be run. They knew it would be different from IMG, but not how much.At IMG, they had state of the art technology and facilities, including a weight room that rivals some Division I setups, multiple turf fields to practice and play on and even a STRIVR virtual reality system, similar to the one SU employs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe conditioning, in particular, hit hard. It was at a new level.“The first spring practice, oh my God,” Wallace said.To go through the transition in the spring, rather than summer, was key. Cisco slotted in as the starting free safety — a position with no clear incumbent — in spring ball while other incoming freshman were still waiting to graduate high school. SU operated in a 4-3 and nickel defense that IMG ran. He steadily picked up the new lingo and by practice No. 15 he felt comfortable in the defense.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorBetween spring football and fall camp, Cisco stayed in Syracuse, frequently going to Ensley Fieldhouse with Wallace and other players who were around. They worked on everything — footwork, speed drills, agility — and lifted weights and conditioned.Cisco wanted to work on his hands, in particular. As a free safety his senior year at IMG, he only had one interception. He played cornerback the year prior, focusing heavily on coverage, before the free safety spot opened and he shifted into the safety-valve role, eyeing tackles more than interceptions.He knew he could nab more than one interception a season, though, so he and Wallace used a Jugs machine, which simulates a thrown ball from a quarterback. Wallace fed footballs while Cisco practiced. He’d stand all over, trying different catching angles. A popular repetition was putting his hands within inches of the launch point, trying to secure the ball the moment it shot out from the machine.In Syracuse’s first game, at Western Michigan on Aug. 31, all of Cisco’s work in the spring, summer and camp worked. On the fifth play of his college career, he nabbed an interception off a deflection from a wide receiver’s foot. He ran off the field with the ball clutched in both hands. In the moment where all the work in the spring, summer and camp needed to work, it did.“I’d say it helped me settle in,” Cisco said of the interception. “Made me feel like, I’m one of them. It’s not me being out there being a freshman.”Later that week, Cisco attributed his early playing time and starting job to his early enrollment and to IMG, for being a closer surrogate to college football than maybe any other program in the country.Josh Shub-Seltzer | Staff PhotographerOne weakness did keep popping up early on: tackling. He didn’t struggle wrapping opponents up and taking them down, but as a free safety — frequently the furthest player downfield — he was too often out of position.Early in the season, he was lining up too close to the line of scrimmage, relying on speed that worked in high school. But it didn’t work against college wide receivers. By midseason, he sat back more, dictated largely by SU’s frequent Cover 1 defense. Still, Cisco occasionally overran a play or took a poor angle.Against Pittsburgh on Oct. 6, the Panthers ran power to the left, sending running back Qadree Ollison behind a fullback, who took linebacker Kielan Whitner out of the play. Cisco had a shot at Ollison, but came too close to the line of scrimmage and missed Ollison entirely.But as the weeks rolled by, Cisco studied the film. Each gamemade him feel more comfortable, more confident. Cisco started taking better angles and making more tackles. His name popped up on year-end awards lists. In the first half of the season, Cisco had 15 solo tackles. He racked up 26 in SU’s final six games. On Dec. 6, he was announced as a Walter Camp Football Foundation second-team All-American.He enrolled early with the goal to start and he did. He not only bolstered a thin safety group, but also excelled at the back end of the defense. Cisco hasn’t always played perfectly, but he tied for the national lead in interceptions, broke up a team-high 11 passes and was one of two SU players with All-American honors.Cisco didn’t just do what he wrote down before the season. He did better. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more