Two weeks ago, the Arizona four-piece Spafford announced an extensive coast-to-coast fall tour spanning through late September to mid-November. Today, in addition to the previously announced 34 shows, Spafford has expanded their tour, adding a five-night Midwest run falling across October 12th through October 17th. The additional shows will take place in Columbus, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Missouri; and Madison, Wisconsin, with the first four locations constituting a Thursday-through-Sunday run. After the Grand Rapids show at The Pyramid Scheme on Sunday, October 15th, Spafford will take a day off before hitting Madison, Wisconsin’s Majestic Theatre on Tuesday, October 17th.These dates come in addition to the existing 34 dates, which will also see Spafford performing two nights at Asheville Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina, two nights in Denver, Colorado (including a special VIP-only performance), their first headline play at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York, and an appearance at Suwanee Hulaween in Live Oak, Florida.In partnership with CID Entertainment, Spafford is offering their fans an “All In” VIP Experience to those catching their Colorado shows. This limited-run ticket includes admission to the Ogden Theatre on Thursday 11/9, alongside an intimate private VIP-only performance at the new Globe Hall in Denver on Saturday, 11/11. The “All In” VIP Experience also features a Meet & Greet/Photo Opportunity with Spafford, access to the Ogden Theatre soundcheck on 11/9, a limited edition event poster signed by the band, one exclusive Spafford merchandise gift, a high-quality download of soundboard audio from each night, and on-site concert hosts.While the majority of the existing Spafford tour dates are already on sale, starting today, a limited allotment of tickets for the newly announced shows is available via Spafford’s Songkick fan club presale starting at 11 am (local). General on sale for the new Midwest string of shows is this Friday, July 14th at 11 am (local). You can visit the band’s website for additional information on specific dates.Spafford Upcoming Tour Dates7/15 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival7/30 – Rowayton, CT – RCA Summer Music Series8/3 – 8/5 – Thornville, OH – The Werk Out8/5 – New York, NY – BB Kings8/10 – 8/13 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival9/2 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam9/21 – 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music Festival9/27 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern9/28 – Baltimore, MD – The 8X109/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl10/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt10/3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge10/4 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space10/5 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall10/6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair10/7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall10/8 – Albany, NY – Lucky Strike Social10/11 – State College, PA – State Theatre10/12 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar +Fri. 10/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub +Sat. 10/14 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig +Sun. 10/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme +Tues. 10/17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +Thurs. 10/19 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music HallFri. 10/20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy LoungeSat. 10/21 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music HallSun. 10/22 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music HallTues. 10/24 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite TheatreWed. 10/25 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt ClubThurs. 10/26 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee HulaweenFri. 10/27 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee HulaweenTues. 10/31 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of BluesThurs. 11/2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish MoonFri. 11/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall UpstairsSat. 11/4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Night ClubSun. 11/5 – Dallas, TX – HoB Cambridge RoomTues. 11/7 – Lawrence, KS – The BottleneckWed. 11/8 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting RoomThurs. 11/9 – Denver – CO – Ogden TheatreSat. 11/11 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *Tues. 11/14 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile CafeWed. 11/15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir LoungeThurs. 11/16 – San Francisco, CA – The IndependentFri. 11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram BallroomSat. 11/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will not return in 2019. Producers of the annual multi-day music festival named after its home in Okeechobee, Florida announced on Thursday afternoon that will be taking a year off in 2019.The announcement comes a few months after rumors began to spread online that the music festival would not return next year. Okeechobee Fest, as its often referred, was initially launched in 2016 by its parent company, Soundslinger LLC, and featured a 2018 lineup that included Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, and Travis Scott when it returned for its third year back in early March.“After much consideration and looking at many different options, we have decided to take a fallow year and not hold our annual Okeechobee Fest in 2019,” the statement shared by festival organizers on Thursday reads. “For the past three years, we have witnessed 100,000 strangers from all walks of life, come together to our home of Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida, to live, laugh, listen, sing, dance, learn, create, meditate, downward dog, eat & drink, explore, give back, embrace and live OMF’s mantra to Be, Here, Now.”The announcement, which can be read in full via the statement below, also goes on to state that the producers are hoping for the event’s return to Sunshine Grove in March 2020. The announcement didn’t go on to reveal any specific reasoning for the 2019 cancellation, although the over-saturation of the North American festival circuit could be to blame.Okeechobee’s programming has included an impressive mix of electronic, hip-hop and pop music since launching just two years ago. Other notable artists who have also performed at the event include Kings of Leon, Flume, Pretty Lights, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, and The Flaming Lips, just name a few.Disappointed fans can click here to revisit Live For Live Music’s coverage from Okeechobee 2018, in addition to watching the “Official OMF 18 Aftermovie” below, which was also shared on Thursday following the 2019 cancellation announcement. “Passage : The Official OMF18 Aftermovie”[Video: Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival]
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert Caro and reporter Beth Macy, who both studied at Harvard as Nieman Fellows, have won two of the three 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards.Caro will receive the $10,000 Mark Lynton History Prize for his profound understanding of President Lyndon B. Johnson while Macy will be honored with the $30,000 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for her book “Factory Man” (Little, Brown and Co.). Another author, Andrew Solomon, has won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity” (Scribner).Judges cited Caro’s “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” (Alfred A. Knopf) for taking “readers to a pivotal moment in modern American history when the presidential ambitions of Lyndon Johnson are first thwarted and then tragically fulfilled. At once deeply researched and utterly absorbing, this book exemplifies the power of narrative history to enlighten and entertain.”Macy’s “Factory Man” has won the Work-in-Progress Award, which is given to aid the completion of a significant work of nonfiction. The judges cited Macy for “… her extraordinary reporting and narrative skills,” which “come together in a compelling story about a gritty Virginia furniture maker who refuses to allow his family’s company and its workers to become victims of globalization.”The awards will be presented to winners and finalists on May 7, at a ceremony at Columbia University. Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation co-administer the awards. Read Full Story
For Sam Greenberg ’14, the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter was the place where he felt truly comfortable.This was in large part because he had started volunteering at the shelter before he even came to Harvard. Greenberg graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, the only public high school in Cambridge, in 2010. His first experiences with the homeless shelter run by Harvard students came through Club Four, an extracurricular group that allows Rindge and Latin students to volunteer cooking dinners there. Today, Greenberg works full-time as co-director of Y2Y, a shelter opened just last year for youths struggling with homelessness.When Greenberg joined Club Four in his sophomore year of high school, the club had just been formed. It got its start when Jondou Chen, a Harvard senior, began working as a student teacher for Jacquie Cesario in the high school’s history department. At the time, the high school was divided into four parts — C, R, L, and S — and Chen was working in School Four. He started informally bringing some of his Rindge and Latin students as extra volunteers during his own shifts at the shelter. Over time, these spontaneous trips gained structure as more students expressed interest, and an organization was eventually formed under the name of its original school affiliation: Club Four.Chen is now working in the University of Washington, Seattle in the College of Education, and faculty leadership of the club has passed to Susie Van Blaricum, now dean of students for one of the high school’s four learning communities. But in many ways, the club retains its original spirit of informal collaboration.Every shift when Rindge and Latin students cook is chaperoned by a current Harvard student or an adult from the high school, but it is the high school students themselves who are responsible for most organizational aspects of the club. More experienced volunteers can become “point people” in charge of planning the meals and directing the students on a given shift. Four elected students make up the club’s executive board, which oversees student sign-ups and the club’s finances.In the spirit of its founder, the club depends in large part on Rindge and Latin alumni who go on to volunteer at the shelter as Harvard students.Today, Greenberg is known to most of those who have passed through Club Four for his dedication to the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. But he originally came to Harvard with some apprehension: Not only would he be staying in his hometown for college, but Harvard seemed, in many ways, like a strange and intimidating place.Ultimately, he remembers, “One of the reasons I didn’t feel as badly about the decision to stay where I grew up was because it meant I was still going to have the shelter.” But the transition still wasn’t easy. “I was miserable until mid-October,” he reflected. “It’s certainly not a coincidence that about the time I started feeling I could hang at Harvard was about the time I joined the shelter’s leadership and we started training to get ready for the winter.”The shelter remained such a bright spot in Greenberg’s time at Harvard that he would go on to become vice president of the Phillips Brooks House Association and begin to work on the initiative to open Y2Y in his sophomore spring. He ended up writing his senior thesis for the history and literature department on homelessness in the Boston area. He laughed when he admitted, “As much as I became a one-trick pony, school didn’t make sense until I could relate what I was doing academically to what I cared about outside the classroom.”Isobel Green ’17 joined Club Four the same year she came to Rindge and Latin from Milton Academy, as a sophomore. Just as the club had smoothed Greenberg’s transition to Harvard, it helped Green feel at home in her new high school. “That was the first night I felt really comfortable with kids at Rindge,” she noted of her first shift at the shelter. “The atmosphere at Club Four is really special because it’s all about kids organizing something by themselves without adult influence or a school-administered framework. There’s a lot of empowerment that comes from that, and a lot of community spirit.”Today, Green is one of two administrative directors at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Even before applying to the College, her Club Four connections helped ease some of her anxieties about what the School might be like. “By the time I applied, my perception of Harvard students was that they were very down-to-earth people, and that was based on my interactions with the shelter staff I had gotten to know.”Like other Rindge and Latin alums, Green spends some of her time at the shelter helping direct current Club Four students. This year, one of the students she worked with when he was in high school began his first year at Harvard.Will Macarthur ’20 largely credits Club Four with his decision to apply to the College. Like Greenberg and Green, he describes some trepidation surrounding his original thoughts on applying to Harvard. “A lot of people from Cambridge recognize that Harvard is here primarily as its own institution,” he explained.Greenberg described his first impressions of Harvard as “a fairly inward-looking place.” But for Macarthur, as for Green, speaking with Harvard students at the shelter who had no connection to Rindge and Latin helped dispel some of his concerns. “I met some of the best and nicest people at the shelter, and I don’t think I would have applied to Harvard if I hadn’t been forced to regularly interact with Harvard students who reminded me that caricatures are at least not entirely true.”For all three of these Rindge and Latin alums, Club Four helped highlight some of Harvard’s most unusual and positive aspects and its commitment to service.“Even if you were to say that Harvard does more than enough for the communities it’s a part of, you could never accuse it of being low-key,” Greenberg notes. “What’s amazing about the shelter is that it doesn’t follow this trend. And that definitely speaks to the priorities of both groups. The shelter itself was not even started as an official Harvard institution, but by the church and an individual pastor who wrangled a bunch of Harvard Divinity School students to help out. It was an organic thing, and Club Four still embodies a lot of that.”Despite its informal nature, Club Four has continued to grow exponentially over the years. When Greenberg first joined, it had a core group of about 15 volunteers. In Green’s time at Rindge and Latin, there were two shifts a week and the group sometimes scrambled to find enough volunteers.Today, Van Blaricum notes the club has gotten big enough that it staffs three shifts a week, and volunteer slots fill up months in advance. MacArthur remembers that, in his senior year, volunteers represented 146 students from every grade, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. “And it’s gotten really gourmet,” Green adds. “Back in my day we used to fall back on baked ziti all the time, but now the kids have these elaborate menus for chicken souvlaki and homemade pita bread.”Ultimately, the future of the club rests on a collaboration between Harvard and Rindge and Latin that remains largely behind the scenes. “What students at either school don’t tend to realize is that the collaboration is really fragile,” Macarthur said. “It relies on people who understand both Cambridge and Harvard.”This became especially clear to Macarthur when he worked to establish a collaboration between Club Four and Y2Y in his last year at Rindge and Latin. “Seeing all the speed bumps that arose reminded me that the relationships between the two organizations require a ton of maintenance.” But after everything it has given back to him, Macarthur is quick to add, “And I think Club Four is important enough that I’m willing to devote my time in College to making sure that it keeps going.”
Customers are looking for ways to easily manage and protect their workloads in a multi-cloud world with more freedom to choose vendors seamlessly and avoid the obvious vendor lock-in challenge. The daunting task of scattering data over many locations can create compliance risks, synchronization issues, and duplication of data across clouds. All of this can drive up resource costs and lead to inefficient backup processes with low reliability. In addition, the migration of data from one cloud to another is subject to high egress costs.Dell Technologies Cloud PowerProtect for Multi-Cloud, announced today at Dell Technologies World, solves these challenges with a fully managed service that provides a single target for backup and recovery for all three of the major cloud players today; AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.The multi-cloud capability is enabled by low latency, high throughput connections from a Dell EMC PowerProtect appliance in a central location adjacent to the public cloud providers. This architecture enables dynamic connectivity between backup source locations in the cloud and the PowerProtect for Multi-cloud service. This gives the customer end-to-end flexibility to adjust throughput and backup windows to meet data protection policies as part of an overall IT strategy without resource underutilization and management overhead.The primary use cases that are provided with this service are:Cloud disaster recovery allows the restoration of point-in-time data availability to any public cloud provider in the event of data failure or data loss, avoiding cloud vendor lock-in. Backup to protect on-premises data in a cloud-adjacent location by leveraging familiar and trusted array-based replication from on-premises PowerProtect DD appliances replicating to the PowerProtect for Multi-cloud service. ¹ Based on Dell EMC internal testing of PowerProtect DD with DDOS 7.0 and NetWorker with DD Boost, July 2020. Actual results may vary. Long-Term Retention (cloud-tiering) is available for data on-premises and/or in the cloud. PowerProtect for Multi-cloud can be a remote site to protect data that needs to be retained for regulatory requirements (governance and compliance) as well as for workload migrations.This service is powered by PowerProtect appliances, which deliver enterprise-grade features to meet stringent governance and compliance policies and up to up to 65x data deduplication¹ leading to greater storage efficiency and lower costs. Plus, customers can realize even more cost savings with zero egress fees when leveraging this solution with Microsoft Azure.In a nutshell, this solution brings the same features and benefits of an on-premises PowerProtect appliance to multi-cloud, delivered as a service.PowerProtect for Multi-cloud builds on the Dell Technologies Cloud Storage for Multi-Cloud Offerings. Storage for Multi-cloud includes capabilities based on PowerMax, PowerStore, PowerScale and Dell EMC Unity XT as well as Disaster Recovery as-a-Service for VMware environments.Learn More about PowerProtect for Multi-Cloud and the rest of our Dell Technologies Cloud Data Protection Solutions.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent cleric and his driver were killed in an explosion from a bomb stuck to their car, one of a series of bombings around Kabul that also wounded seven people. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. The first bomb was attached to a military vehicle in central Kabul and wounded two military personnel, said Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief. An hour later, the second bomb, in the northern part of the city, killed two people, including cleric Mohammad Atef, and wounded two others. A third sticky bomb wounded one person in western Kabul and a fourth in the late afternoon in eastern Kabul wounded two
Notre Dame will host a TEDx event April 28 as part of Idea Week in the greater South Bend area. The event will feature 16 community members, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, delivering a TED talk based on scientific data. The event will be the third TEDx event Notre Dame has hosted in recent years, with previous events held in 2014 and 2015.Juniors Caitlin Murphy and Tim O’Connell, student government’s co-directors of student life, are in charge of organizing the event. The event is not an official TED event, with the “x” signifying its independence, but they did have to receive licensing from the TED Organization to hold the event.O’Connell emphasized the importance of student voices when selecting speakers.“We’re going to be coming from more of a student perspective, trying to make it interesting towards students,” O’Connell said. “Not so, ‘We’re Notre Dame, we’re awesome’ but like, ‘Here are things people at Notre Dame do that are amazing’ and why it’s useful to the community.”The main goal, O’Connell said, is to select a wide range of speakers.“We’re going to have students, we’re going to have faculty, and they’re going to have these innovative ideas, things that they’re working on,” O’Connell said. “You’re not going to have someone up there saying, ‘This is my research. This is cool.’ It’s going to be someone saying, ‘This is my research, this is why it matters to you and this is why you’re going to be talking about it tomorrow.’ We’re looking for speakers … who are trying to start a conversation.”Although all talks need to be based on scientific research, that does not mean the talks all have to relate to science. Murphy and O’Connell explained the scientific research requirement only means any potential talk must be backed up with data, while the research itself can cover any topic area.The format of TEDx 2018 will closely resemble that of the 2015 event, which “got a lot positive feedback,” Murphy said.“The format is going to be essentially identical,” she said. “It will be in [the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center], in one of the concert halls there. It will pretty much run exactly the same as that, but with a new set of speakers and new management.”Murphy said one key difference this year is the number of people who will be in attendance. If organizers want more than 100 people to be in attendance for a TEDx event, the TED Organization requires special certification for this to occur. Whereas the 2014 and 2015 iterations of TEDx at Notre Dame did not have this certification, with the help of Innovation Park, the event has obtained this certification for 2018. Notre Dame’s TEDx event will consist of two sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with eight speakers in each. There will be separate groups of around 300 attendees for each session, Murphy said.Despite the independence of the event, Murphy said, the TED Organization still gives strict guidelines the event needs to follow.“One of their requirements is that all of the live presentations are filmed and then posted on their website,” she said. “Everyone who speaks will ultimately be broadcasted to millions of people, the whole following base of the TED Organization, because it goes straight on their YouTube page.”Murphy said the University administration has also been involved in the planning.“We’re working very closely with the office of the provost,” she said. “[Executive director of academic communications] Pat Gibbons has been our advisor throughout the whole process and will continue to be until the end. He’s very heavily involved, and as we get closer to the deadline we’ll be pulling in other administrators, even running it by [University President] Fr. [John] Jenkins … [to] get the go-ahead and make sure it represents the University well.”Encouraging conversations is the overarching goal of the event, O’Connell said, which he hopes will “become a yearly thing.”“I think we’re trying to encourage the conversation to start, because … it’s just getting someone to start that conversation is the hardest point,” O’Connell said. “Now, giving the students the opportunity to start that conversation through TEDx and through the conversations that follow, I think that’s what we’re hoping for this.”Murphy added that TEDx has already drawn a lot of interest.“I think the more people from our campus community who are aware that it’s occurring, I think that’s definitely for the best,” she said. “ … I think one of the nice elements that we’re hoping is successful in the end is drawing together other parts of the Notre Dame family, or community, whatever you want to call it.”In many ways, the conversation has already begun, O’Connell said.“People are already talking about it and asking us to get involved,” he said. “We get emails every day about it. So clearly it’s something that’s already starting a conversation people want to be a part of.”Tags: 2017 Student Government Insider, Idea Week, TED talks, tedx
Amidst all the challenges that 2020 has brought, Anne Pillai, Education and Outreach Associate Program Director for ND Energy, said she hopes this year’s Energy Week can be a beacon of hope and a call to action for the future of the environment.“I think 2020 is a critical year,” Pillai said. “With the economic collapse due to COVID, there’s a chance that environmental initiatives will get swept under the rug due to lack of funding. And it is more important than ever — if we’re going to slow down climate change, we have to take very bold actions right now.” Energy Week kicked off Sunday evening with a showing of the documentary-style film “2040.” The movie takes an imaginative look into what the future could look like if society implemented all of the current research on how to combat climate change. “We need the will to get these things done, and we really want this energy week to be optimistic and forward-looking because we feel that everybody’s really already feeling down about COVID and racial justice and climate change,” Pillai said. “So we wanted something that would really give people hope and trying to fire people up to get out and do something.”Senior Kelly Moran, a member of the Student Energy Board, said the week will be filled with presentations from various professors and researchers in the energy community. Although Energy Week will be virtual this year because of COVID-19, Moran believes Zoom will offer a unique way to form connections.“So I think that will present a really awesome opportunity to learn more about the event and meet the actual people running it, things like that, or even just have more of a personal interaction,” Moran said.The full schedule of presentations and instructions on how to register can be found on the ND Energy website.Monday’s presentation, “ND Energy Bouts,” is an interactive activity where professors present arguments for why participants should invest their hypothetical money into the type of energy they research. At the end of the event, the professor who raises the most money wins the contest. Pillai said the event is meant to educate the audience about renewable energy sources.On Tuesday, Paul Kempf, Notre Dame’s Assistant Vice President of Utilities and Maintenance, will be leading a presentation titled “Notre Dame’s Energy Future.” “Notre Dame has some very exciting projects going on this year with the hydro plant down the river, and we’re going to help build a new solar panel field that we’re going to be helping,” Pillai said.On Wednesday, Patrick Regan, former Notre Dame professor and CEO of Crossroads Solar, will be leading the presentation “It can’t be done … or can it?” “The theme of this talk is kind of about getting stuff done that seems impossible. He used to be a professor of political science, and was really interested in the aspect of social businesses,” Moran said about Regan. “He also teaches in the prisons within South Bend and St. Joseph County, and he wanted to leave an impact in that area so he’s planning to hire.”Over the summer, Moran said she and three other Notre Dame undergraduate students helped Regan get the solar panel factory operational. Pillai said Regan ordered the equipment from China. But when the pandemic hit, the company wouldn’t send the equipment without the engineers, who weren’t able to get into the country.“So, Pat tells them, ‘No I’ve got engineers here that will help me, I really need these.’ So they ship it over, and he gets it,” Pillai said. “There’s a course here on campus through the College of Engineering that uses students to do good work in the community. So he was working with them all year, but this summer he had four specific students who helped take everything from crate to factory floor and get it set up.”Thursday evening’s presentation “The Gift of Solar in Puerto Rico” will be moderated by junior Álvaro Carrillo Marcano, the president of the Puerto Rican Student Association. The presentation will explore Casa Pueblo, a Puerto Rican organization, which is a project that is working to bring solar energy to its community.“We’ve stayed in pretty close ties I guess with this community organization called Casa Pueblo, where they basically are trying to run their whole community on solar power,” Moran said. “They really saved the day when Hurricane Maria hit and they were helping run people’s refrigerators who had medical needs and run dialysis machines and things like that.”Pillai said she hopes Energy Week will provide students the opportunity to explore different aspects of energy and discover what niche they feel they can make an impact in.“I strongly believe that the Notre Dame students should be at the forefront of this,” Pillai said. “We choose strong leaders, we choose students who come from very special backgrounds that are gifted in many ways, incredible talents, and if any group of people can make a difference, as they move on from here it has to be our Notre Dame students.”Tags: COVID-19, Energy Week, hydro plant, ND Energy, Puerto Rico, solar energy, zoom
P.S. Netflix’s Gilmore Girls will air on November 25 and we are counting down the days to see what Tony winners Sutton Foster and Christian Borle have in store for us in the revival! Star Files Jesse Tyler Ferguson Auditions for HamiltonSpeaking of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning hit, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, during his final week of performances in Fully Committed, appeared at #Ham4Ham on July 27 to audition for the role of Lafayette/Jefferson. The Modern Family star’s take on what was required was slightly different to Tony winner Daveed Diggs’ interpretation, let’s put it that way. Ellen Green, Billy Porter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Platt , Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth First Trailer of M. Night Shyamalan’s Betty Buckley FilmWe have our first look at Betty Buckley in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Split, and it looks as terrifying as you would expect. The Tony winner previously appeared in his 2008 movie The Happening. Also starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula, and Haley Lu Richardson, the film is slated for release on January 20, 2017. Buckley is currently appearing on stage on the West Coast in Grey Gardens. View Comments Zachary Quinto’s ‘Gypsy Spock’Broadway alum Zachary Quinto recently celebrated the release of the latest Star Trek movie with a little help from “Gypsy Spock” and dubsmash. Needs to be seen to be believed… Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth Here’s a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed from today. Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth ReuniteA slew of stage favorites including Tony winners Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Billy Porter, along with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Platt and Ellen Greene, were just some of the talents who teamed up for Hillary Clinton on July 26. Check out below their cover of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” Expect more big Broadway names to appear later today at the Democratic convention. Hopefully, the politicos in the room where it happens in Philadelphia have learned their lesson and won’t be requesting any more Hamilton tickets.
Wilder’s reign was conclusively ended by Fury Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn sarcastically reacted: “I thought AJ ducked you?”Now Joshua has exclusively told Sky Sports News about Wilder’s words: “It makes the ultimate sense.- Advertisement – Anthony Joshua has reacted to Deontay Wilder’s statement