Andrew Barth Feldman Gathers Star-Studded Cast to Perform His Star Wars Parody Musical in Concert

first_imgAndrew Barth Feldman(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Andrew Barth Feldman, standout title star of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, has announced an upcoming concert performance of his parody musical SW: A New(sical) Hope, set to appear at Feinstein’s/54 Below on February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. The comedic take on Star Wars: A New Hope is written and produced by Feldman and Adrian Dickson. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to NEXT for Autism.Feldman will lead a cast that also includes Drew Gehling (Almost Famous), Wesley Taylor (Assassins), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Natalie Walker (Alice by Heart), Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill), Heath Saunders (Alice by Heart) and Nathan Fosbinder (“d3@r ev@n OH NO” on YouTube), along with fellow Dear Evan Hansen players Alex Boniello, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Gabrielle Carrubba, Phoenix Best, Josh Strobl, Dan Macke, Roman Banks and Diamond Essence-White.SW: A New(sical) Hope, which was penned by Feldman and Dickson during eighth grade, combines Star Wars and musical theater with middle school humor. Additional casting will be announced soon.Check out footage from the 2016 original staging of SW: A New(sical) Hope below. Wesley Taylor Phoenix Best Gabrielle Carrubba Sky Lakota-Lynch Star Filescenter_img Andrew Barth Feldman View Comments Drew Gehling Alex Boniello View All (7)last_img read more

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Livestreaming Movement Gains More Momentum During Pandemic

first_imgTHIS IS A PROMOTED POSTBy Paul Richards StreamGeeksThree years ago, a few team members and I decided to create the StreamGeeks. As camera experts, our goal was to use engaging technical content to educate and empower end users about livestreaming and video production technologies. What began as a fun, quasi experiment turned into a movement that has attracted thousands of followers on our social media channels from around the world. The StreamGeeks community is composed of video production experts and others dedicated to showcasing the power of livestreaming and motivating marketers and business owners who refuse to settle for mediocrity.To celebrate the community we’ve built and inspired, we’re hosting our second annual StreamGeeks Summit Friday, Dec. 11. Last year we went out big, hosting our first event in New York City at the Dream Downtown hotel. We brought together technology leaders from both the ProAV and livestreaming communities to create a full day of education and networking. This year, as the pandemic has forced all of us to pivot to virtual events, we’re going to further demonstrate how to best engage audiences online with livestreaming video content.The StreamGeeks Summit will include panel discussions to explore the business opportunities that livestreaming brings, helping both amateurs and professionals looking to broaden their industry knowledge. Many consumers around the world agree that live video content is the most authentic way to connect with audiences online. With Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, TikTok and LinkedIn all offering live streaming on their platforms, implications for online video are wide-reaching. It’s no longer an experiment. Livestreaming is a revolution that’s here to stay.See related  From Facebook and BeyondThe StreamGeeks Summit’s keynote speaker will be Luria Petrucci, owner at Live Streaming Pros. Petrucci’s address, entitled “Live Streaming & Your Business,” will highlight how creators and any online business can make money in the world of livestreaming, why now is the time to take action and how to thrive in a changed world. To maintain our event’s focus on fun and engage our ProAV technical junkies, we have hired Atom Worth to be this year’s live entertainment. Worth is a Visual DJ who will combine ’80s retro music with a visual livestreaming display during an interactive Twitch Raid.Attendees can register for a free General Admission ticket with access to the livestream or purchase a ticketed pass with access to a Zoom Room for collaboration with the Summit’s speakers and networking with attendees and industry leaders.Now is the time to hone your technical skills and recognize the opportunities that exist within the realm of live streaming. We hope to see you there!For more information, go to https://www.streamgeeks.us/summit/.last_img read more

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Berger in HuffPost: 6 months after Target, consumer data still at risk

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger ran through the list of retailer data breaches since news broke of the Target Corporation data breach six months ago in an editorial in the Huffington Post Tuesday.He also highlighted statistics from various reports on data breaches and their effects on consumers.Berger reiterated NAFCU’s call for national data security standards for retailers. “While there have been numerous congressional hearings and a lot of ‘talking’ on data security by various groups, consumers are still vulnerable as there are still no national data security standards for retailers,” Berger wrote. “Credit unions and banks are already subject to such standards under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, but retailers are not and have been actively opposing efforts to extend federal standards to them.”Berger said the cost to credit unions for the Target data breach alone is being estimated at nearly $30 million. “Unfortunately, credit unions will likely never recoup much of this cost, as there is no statutory requirement making retailers accountable for costs associated with breaches that result on their end,” he wrote.He said that NAFCU is continuing to make specific recommendations to Congress relating to data security, including making entities accountable for costs of data breaches that result on their end, requiring entities to be responsible for the storage of consumer data and mandating the disclosure to consumers of the identities of retailers whose data systems have been compromised. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Rohe petitions for Bar reinstatement

first_imgRohe petitions for Bar reinstatement September 15, 2012 Regular News R ohe petitions for Bar reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, AJ Rohe has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Rohe was suspended from practice of law for six months effective March 30.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Rohe’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact JoAnn Marie Stalcup, Bar Counsel, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625, Orlando 32801-5200, phone (407) 425-5424.last_img

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Construction firm earns 2 marketing awards

first_imgThe Weitz Company Phoenix office walked away as a two-time winner at the 3rd Annual SMPS Arizona Marketing Communication Awards (MCA) on Thursday, April 14.SMPS Arizona Marketing Communications Awards showcase the best and brightest creations of top local A/E/C marketing and business development professionals. The competition is friendly, but fierce, as leading industry marketers submit their most innovative campaigns of 2015 for awards across several categories including corporate identity, holiday piece, newsletter, special event, and video.Weitz received honors in the following two categories:Best Video:“Two Minutes with Weitz.”  Weitz and Sun Health took an information-sharing activity during the construction of The Colonnade called “Coffee with the Contractor” and turned it into a video series called “Two Minutes with Weitz.” Since this project took place on an existing occupied campus, the residents appreciated being kept in the loop and the approachability of the Weitz staff members since filming began.The Award judges saw this as a great way to give information to the client and stakeholders as well as an opportunity to “sell” their services.  Additionally, they saw this as a creative way to give clients a monthly re-cap in a video format instead of on paper. Weitz is thrilled to share this honor with Sun Health. The “talent” and production crew for the videos were: Shane Steere, Shaun Duffy, Ken Reinstein (Sun Health) and Allen Butler (Schnebly Hill Records).Best Special Event:Oktoberfest. While Weitz values networking with the clients and prospective clients, they also felt it was important to network with the subcontractor community and say thank you for their hard work on past projects. From this idea, Oktoberfest was born as an appreciation event for their subcontractors.This past year, Weitz celebrated its 160th anniversary and used the event to reinforce their core value to the Arizona community. Since the event started three years ago, Weitz has increased attendance, came in under budget and developed new relationships which lead to project success. The Award judges liked that they clearly laid out a plan and the unique audience. They also felt this was a great way to reach out and thank subcontractors recognizing they are the lifeline of a project’s success.last_img read more

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People with shifty eyes AREN’T dishonest… they’re just thinking hard

first_imgThe Daily Mail: Shifty eyes have been thought to be a sign of disinterest or that a person is lying, but new evidence suggests the involuntary movement occurs when people try and access their long-term memory.Psychology professor Howard Ehrlichman of Queens College, at City University of New York, made the claims in a recent article in the publication Current Directions in Psychological Science.Read the whole story: The Daily Mail More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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DRC daily Ebola totals show possible signs of slowing

first_imgOver the weekend and through today the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported 23 new Ebola cases, 2 of them in healthcare workers and one involving a reintroduction of the virus into an earlier affected area.In a related development, a snapshot from the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office notes a continued decline in weekly cases, which it says is encouraging.New cases in 8 locationsThe 23 new cases are in Mabalako (8), Mandima (4), Butembo (3), Beni (2), Katwa (2), Musienene (2), Mangurujipa (1), and Rwampara (1).The infections lift the overall outbreak total to 2,062 cases, which includes 1,968 confirmed and 94 probable cases.Seventeen more people died from Ebola, boosting the outbreak’s fatality count to 1,390. Six of the deaths occurred in community settings, a factor that greatly increases the risk of virus transmission, and 11 occurred at Ebola treatment centers.In its Jun 8 report, the health ministry said the case in Rwampara, a health zone in Ituri province, involves a community death of a mother whose child died from Ebola in Oicha in early May. The woman had not been vaccinated and wasn’t followed. When her symptoms began, a traditional healer treated her for poisoning.The patient was admitted to a health post a few days later, and while being transferred to another health center at the request of her family the woman died. Outbreak responders were able to conduct a safe and dignified burial, DRC officials said.The cases involving healthcare workers are in Mabalako. One worker is a vaccinated nurse who agreed to be taken to an Ebola treatment center after she tested positive for Ebola, marking the second case at the same clinic following the admission of several Ebola patients. The other is also a vaccinated health worker, raising the cumulative number of cases in healthcare workers to 113.Declining trend continuesIn its regular weekly update on emergencies and outbreaks, the WHO African regional office said today that the week ending Jun 8 marked another decline in cases, part of a pattern in recent weeks. It said 62 cases were confirmed over the past week, compared with 82 the previous week.WHO officials attributed some of the drop in cases to improved security and better access to communities, though vandalism in Komanda shuttered the Ebola testing lab and demonstrations by motorcycle taxi drivers left the lab in Beni partly functional.Mabalako, Butembo, and Katwa are still the main hot spots, though several other areas remain points of concern, the report said.The decline is encouraging and highlights the commitment of local and national health officials, as well as their partners, the WHO said, noting that community mobilization activities combined with proven public health measures need to continue to keep the momentum going and bring the outbreak to a close.See also:Jun 8 DRC updateJun 9 DRC updateJun 10 DRC updateJun 9 WHO Africa regional office reportlast_img read more

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Matheson sponsors world’s largest balloon race

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New Suez Canal Dredging Moves Forward

first_imgDirector of Dredgers’ Administration with the Suez Canal Authority, Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, has announced that the project of digging the New Suez Canal so far underwent several stages, including designing, dry digging and dredging.Ahmed added that the dredging stage reached 9 meters depth, as about 20,000 cubic meters are currently being dredged per day in the new Suez Canal. He pointed out that dredgers on the project are working 24 hours a day.The New Suez Canal project will boost Egypt’s economy and help speed up the movement of vessels through the 193 km long canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.[mappress]Press Release, September 29, 2014last_img

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Lord’s name

first_imgRiette Luitingh, Three Anchor BayIn response to the letter of Rick Bartes “Easter thoughts” (Athlone News, April 17), as to why, with a predominantly Christian population in South Africa, our public broadcasters blatantly ignore this fact and do nothing to stop the Lord’s name being used as a curse word on TV? I continually question this problem too and find it utterly offensive and fail to understand why non-believers insist on doing this.Last night I was stunned … I saw an advertisement for a programme to be aired on May 19 on e.tv, called Helena – A haven for witches.Yes, I do not know the content of the programme but the name already says a lot … this on our national open broadcaster … and on a Sunday night.last_img

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