Emma Stone Confirms Starring Role in Cabaret

first_imgA new leading lady is coming to the Cabaret, old chum. As we previously reported, Emma Stone will indeed make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the musical revival. The show has now officially confirmed that Stone will play a limited engagement November 11 through February 1, 2015, stepping in for Michelle Williams, who completes her run on November 9. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, starring Tony winner Alan Cumming as the Emcee, has also extended its run and will now play through March 29, 2015 at Studio 54. Stone, who is best known for starring in the Amazing Spider-Man film series, had initially been tapped for the production, but scheduling conflicts did not allow her to open the return of the Tony-winning revival. Her other screen credits include Magic in the Moonlight, The Croods, Gangster Squad, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits, Paperman, Marmaduke, Zombieland, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The House Bunny, The Rocker, Superbad and the upcoming Birdman. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Star Files In addition to Williams and Cumming, the show currently features Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. Related Shows Alan Cumminglast_img read more

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North Country Hospital raises $160,000 to fight cancer

first_imgNorth Country Hospital,As an oncologist at the Oncology and Hematology Clinic at North Country Hospital in Newport, Les Lockridge MD knows all too well the impact cancer has on patients, their families, and the community. So when about 600 people took part in this year’s Relay for Life in Newport on June 25 and 26 his heart was warmed by the region’s dedication to battling cancer.The event, which included 60 teams, raised almost $160,000, beating out last year’s $143,000.Les Lockridge M.D. and Evelyn Page, a cancer survivor, were two of the several hundred people who attended this year’s relay for life.‘Anytime you have the community rally to fight cancer that is a good thing,’ Dr Lockridge said. ‘A portion of the money goes toward cancer research and remainder goes towards helping patients cover expenses not covered by health insurance.‘At Relay we celebrate the lives of survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back so that one day no one hears the words, “You have Cancer”. The Fight Back Ceremony itself is designed to keep people thinking about the ways they can fight back the other 364 days a year,’ explained Dr. Lockridge. ‘Wearing sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and getting pre-screening treatments like mammograms, colonoscopies, and pap tests are all ways we can be pro-active in our fight against cancer.’For a number of years North Country Hospital’s Oncology and Hematology Clinic has sponsored the Fight Back Ceremony at the relay. This is appropriate since the clinic has been helping patients fight cancer for over 20 years.While nobody wants to get the news they have cancer, Dr. Lockridge said a growing number of people are surviving it.”The future is undeniably bright for cancer care,’ he said.  ‘We’ve made so much progress in the way of non-chemo/non-toxic therapeutics and supportive care (anti-nausea drugs, blood growth factors, etc.) that the face of oncology has changed dramatically from even ten years ago. Treatment is much gentler, our understanding of side effects is greater now, and oncology is still the fastest developing field in medicine. As far as outcomes, cancer is more curable and much more manageable.  Myeloma, for instance, is now more like diabetes in terms of being something you live with rather than die from.’last_img read more

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JTF-Bravo Concludes Disaster Relief Efforts

first_imgBy U.S. Air Force Captain Rachel Salpietra/Joint Task Force Bravo December 08, 2020 After nearly a month of supporting foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (FHA/DR) operations under authorities granted by the U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense, at the request of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) concluded immediate response missions for hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America on December 2, 2020.USAID initially requested the unique capabilities of SOUTHCOM to transport relief supplies to hard-to-reach areas. Now that weather conditions have improved and floodwaters are receding, roads are becoming passable and commercial transportation services are resuming. The operations supported by the U.S. military will now transition to local authorities, the United Nations, and nongovernmental organizations that are increasingly able to reach communities previously cut off by storm damage.In addition, USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) will continue to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response efforts, working in close coordination with local authorities and multiple partners on the ground to assess the needs of affected people and help coordinate relief efforts.“Support from JTF-Bravo was absolutely critical in these first weeks of the response,” said USAID’s DART Leader Tim Callaghan. “Working together, USAID and the U.S. military were able to deliver relief supplies to communities who urgently needed the assistance that nobody else was able to reach. We’re grateful for the strong partnership and thank all of the members of JTF-Bravo and SOUTHCOM for the support.”During the course of JTF-Bravo’s authorities to conduct FHA/DR missions, the command supported 295 missions, providing medical and casualty evacuations for people in need of urgent care. JTF-Bravo’s assets rescued 810 citizens, transported 163 rescue and aid workers, and nearly 350,000 pounds of food, water, hygiene kits, and other life-saving aid. Additionally, JTF-Bravo transported nearly 564,000 pounds of relief supplies in support of USAID-led humanitarian response to the region.“JTF-Bravo has been working non-stop since early November, as part of a team effort,” said U.S. Army Colonel John D. Litchfield, JTF-Bravo commander. “We’ve worked closely with our Central American partners throughout, and it’s been inspiring to see our friends and allies joining us to help people in their time of need.”JTF-Bravo worked closely throughout the disaster relief efforts with USAID, the U.S. embassies in Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama, and members and assets from SOUTHCOM, U.S. Army South, U.S. Naval Forces South, U.S. Air Forces South, U.S. Special Operations Command South, the U.S. Coast Guard, the United Kingdom Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and the French Navy.During the early, critical stages of disaster relief operations, the unique military capabilities fielded by JTF-Bravo enabled the United States to assist its partners in the region with immediate, life-saving efforts. Within an hour of receiving requests for support from the Honduran government, JTF-Bravo personnel were flying immediate life-saving missions.As friends and neighbors to Central America, JTF-Bravo has stood by its partners for nearly 40 years and continues to do so today. The task force stands ready to respond and assist should the need arise again.last_img read more

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Guyana is second as T&T  shoots their way to top spot

first_imgHOST Trinidad and Tobago surged to the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council Short Range and, in the process, dethroned Barbados who had won on home soil in 2018.All the action unfolded at the Tucker Valley Range, Chaguaramas and was hosted by the Northern Rifle Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NRATT) under the auspices of the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC).Former WIFBSC Individual Champion, Lennox Braithwaite, shot the highest score of any team on Saturday last (148.14) but his effort could not land Guyana the Short Range title as the host team, led by 2019 Individual champion, Varma Rambarran, who shot a total of 147.18, led T&T to 1130.80 points just two more than the Guyanese (1128.65) to win the most coveted team trophy amongst the Caribbean marksmen and women.While not winning the title, Captain Mahendar Persaud, in an invited comment, said that his charges still made themselves and country proud given some challenging circumstances. He noted that all the shooters did their best and summed up that the Trinidad and Tobago side capitalised on their home advantage to the fullest.Former champions Barbados ended third with a total score of 1075.60 with Antigua and Barbuda fourth with 1063.58. Team Canada won the match with a score of 1142.71 while Team England was fourth with 1115.74.The Guyanese remain the kings of the Long-Range Team Title and will hold on to the Milex/Crown Mining trophy until next year.last_img read more

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