first_imgThere’s only five days left until the Heathers rule the cafeteria at New World Stages, and we’ve got a sneak peek at this awesome (or should we say…very) new poster for the wacky new musical comedy. Based on the 1988 cult classic, the new off-Broadway tuner by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy is just as irreverent and zany as the original movie—and yes, there’s a song called “My Dead Gay Son.” Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers features Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica, Ryan McCartan as her murderous boyfriend J.D. and Jessica Keenan Wynn, Elle McLemore and Alice Lee as Heather, Heather and Heather, respectively. Check out the new poster before the queens of mean take over on March 15! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Heathers: The Musical Related Showslast_img read more


first_imgRetired judge cuts a CD to benefit charity Retired judge cuts a CD to benefit charity Associate Editor Richard Margolius, a Miami judge for 20 years, was known around the courthouse as a tough guy who’d yell at late or unprepared lawyers.Now that he’s retired and serves as a senior judge, Ric Margolius, the musician, is in touch with his softer, gentler side as he croons about lost love, restlessness, and longing for happy days filled with sunshine and red wine on his new original rock ’n roll CD, “Pain Train.”“Abject shock is the reaction,” laughs 59-year-old Judge Margolius. “That’s not you! Even my own family members! No, mother, I hired another guy to play me.”Judicial assistant Sylvia Lobato says she keeps the CD “Pain Train,” by Ric Margolius and Easy Rider in her office and plays it to lawyers and bailiffs who pass through the courthouse.Everyone’s reaction, she says, has been the same: “It is so bizarre. He always seemed so serious as a judge.”After retiring from the bench last year, Margolius renewed what he calls “an old love affair with rock ’n roll” and began cranking out original songs, learning to play the guitar, and singing his heart out.So far, Margolius has written 58 songs with titles that include, “I’m Drunk,” “Love Where You Are,” “For Us,” and “Young Once Again.”While having fun tapping into his creative side, all the money he makes off the CD—$1,020 so far, at $10 each—he is donating to a good cause: the Alzheimer’s Association, South Florida Chapter, in memory of his late father who was a victim of the disease. “My father would get such a kick. I just decided, even if my musical career goes nowhere, let something positive come of this,” Judge Margolius said of his songs for charity.“It’s not exactly hip hop, but it’s the intent behind it,” said Al Cofresi, director of development at the Alzheimer’s Association. “I was so overwhelmed by it. Absolutely! Come on, who else does that? He’s retired. He could have done anything else with his life. He could have gone on a fishing trip and not come back. He took the time to reach out to us.”Before he went to law school, Margolius was in the music business as managing partner of an agency that booked local rock bands for Cornell University frat parties. He wrote a weekly column about rock music for an alternative newspaper and appeared on a local rock station discussing American blues music.He surrounded himself with a lot of musical friends during those college years: Wells Kelly, the late drummer for “Meat Loaf,” Sherman Kelly, composer of the Top Ten ’70s hit, “Dancing in the Moon Light,” Peter Giansante, studio musician for the “Beach Boys,” and Larry Hoppen, lead singer and guitarist for the ’70s rock band “Orleans,” with the hits songs “Dance with Me,” “Still the One,” and “Love Takes Time.”On “Pain Train,” the judge enlisted Hoppen, one of his old college roommates in Ithaca, New York, to play as a “special guest artist.”And he sought out help from an assistant public defender he once helped hire years ago, Joe Imperato. The “rock-and-roll lawyer,” as Imperato dubs himself, has played music professionally since he was 16, an eclectic musician whose credits include radio commercial jingles, playing in South Florida bands, doing musical work for PBS and Fox TV, and writing a musical hit in Mexico called “Rosa Linda.”Imperato collaborated with Margolius by playing lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and agreeing to produce and engineer the judge’s CD in his home studio, a project that took nine months.“A lot of people have said they can’t believe he has that soft voice, so high and ethereal. It freaked people out. It’s a whole new side of him,” said Imperato.Imperato’s first reaction to hearing the judge’s music was: “I thought he had a lot of potential. There were many rough edges. But there was potential. And it was something I knew we could mold together into a nice product. I’m proud of it.”Other lawyers on the CD include drummer Hector Dopico, an assistant federal prosecutor, and immigration attorney Helena Tetzeli, who provides backup vocals.Judge Margolius says his latent musical bent got a wake-up call more than a year ago when he was walking by a music store and saw a gorgeous guitar in the window.“I couldn’t even tune it for three months. It just sat there. Looks real nice standing in the corner,” Judge Margolius recalls. “People would ask, ‘Can you play?’ No.”Finally, he taught himself to play, with a lot of help from Imperato.“I don’t know the name of chords. I don’t read. I don’t know nothing from nothing, as the song goes. But I’ve picked it up amazingly quick,” Margolius said. “I don’t consider myself a virtuoso. But I can fool people.”In his wildest dreams, he’ll be a guest one day on the Jay Leno Show, telling the world about his transition from tough criminal judge to mellow music man.In the meantime, he’s working on his second CD, because the songs just keep on coming, as the judge says, “out the kazoo.” For more information about the CD “Pain Train,” call Ric Margolius at 305-715-9622 or contact Al Cofresi, director of development, Alzheimer’s Association, South Florida Chapter, 1175 N.E. 125th St., Suite 600, North Miami, FL 33161, phone: 305-891-6228. November 15, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New Life CrisisThis highly original four-piece group constantly evolves with the technology of the time to present the most polished live sound on the circuit to date! Their captivating set list consists of an endless stream of material that is never the same twice. They rise to any occasion. The Space At Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. January 28.  Ice Nine KillsThis Boston-based experimental metalcore quartet is touring to promote their fourth album Every Trick in The Book, which was released just last month. Warming up the crowd will be Affiance, More To Monroe, Come & Rest and As Days Fade. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $15. 6 p.m. January 29.  Marianas TrenchThis Canadian pop-punk band’s The Hey You Guys!! Tour is coming to Long Island in support of the band’s fourth studio effort, Astoria, which dropped last fall. Opening the show will be Mainland. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. January 29.  Robyn HitchcockA surrealist poet, a talented guitarist, a cult artist and a musician’s musician. Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and the closest thing the genre has to an English Bob Dylan. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to.” Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $29-$44. 8 p.m. January 29.TAO: Seventeen SamuraiThe new show will bring you athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO: Seventeen Samurai has critics raving about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. They’ve got the rhythms that go pounding into the pleasure center of the brain. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $20-$75. 8 p.m. January 29.Tony & Tina’s WeddingIn this live theatrical smash, the audience members become part of the action as they partake in a wedding gone awry. The New York Times has called this outrageous comedy “audaciously imaginative.” Price-fixed dinner included. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $69.50. 7 p.m. January 30.Ron WhiteRon “Tater Salad” White is best known as the “Blue Collar Comedy” funnyman whose TV special They Call Me Tater Salad earned Comedy Central’s highest-rated Sunday in its history. His vices are his virtues. He is a cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking comedian with a witty charm that his fans absolutely love. Don’t miss this gig. NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.75. 8 p.m. January 30.  Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle RocketsBorn in Detroit, Marshall Crenshaw grew up when the Motor City was hot and happening. He’s drawn upon his roots to carve out a unique career that evokes echoes of Buddy Holly—especially when he hits those high notes and his fingers are flinging out chords faster than a Ford Thunderbolt. He’s also a great songwriter with an ironic twist that he’s deployed to full effect as he chronicles the human condition of our time. And as fans of his WFUV-FM show “The Bottomless Pit” know well, Crenshaw’s record library rivals the Smithsonian. This uncompromising musician is the real deal. “Someday, Someway” simply has to be heard live. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. January 30.   Roaring ’20s PartyThe Aaron Johnson Quintet jazz band leads the party, featuring Prohibition Era cocktail specials. Free select cocktails for those who dress the part. And you don’t even have to hide your booze when The Man comes knocking. Just raise a toast to the good times you’re having and ask the barkeep for another round! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. January 30.  Kyle DunniganThis standup comedian and actor is best known for his role as Craig, aka The Truckee River Killer, in the hit Comedy Central series Reno 911! among his many other TV appearances. If you don’t enjoy Kyle live, there might be something wrong with you. No, seriously, you should get that checked out. Maybe your insurance will cover it. Heck, you never know, and the cure may be worth it! Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $22. 7, 9:30 p.m. January 30.Junie B. Jones, The MusicalIt’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Junie also has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. This is family fun at its best! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $15. Times vary. January 30 through March 6.Long Island Bacon BashYou like bacon? Then this is the event for you. You can revel in bacon tastings and bacon buying so you can really bring home the bacon. There’s all kinds of bacon—cured, uncured, smoked, you name it—plus bacon bits, bacon desserts, chocolate-covered bacon, various foods and more. Vendors include Bespoke Bacon, Willie B’s, Bulls BBQ, Bacon Hot Sauce, Catskill Food Company and Madhouse Creations. Come pig out! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $6-$18. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. January 31.Cesar MillanThe Dog Whisperer is back and just in time, because our pups stopped listening to us a long time ago. Harris! Davis! Get over here! Oh, Millan is gonna have a field day with you two! NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$49.50. 3 p.m. January 31.  Reel Big FishThis California-based ska-punk band that survived many line-up changes is coming back to play their catchy upbeat hits, including “Sell Out,” “Beer” and “Everyone Else is an Asshole.” Get ready to skank! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 8 p.m. February 1.Groundhog DayWhat better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than by watching Bill Murray’s 1993 movie of the same name on the big screen? When it’s over, you may want to see it again. And then see it again. To quote Yogi Berra, it’s deja vu all over again. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $8. 7:30 p.m. February 2.Mulholland DriveAuthor Dennis Lim will sign copies of his book David Lynch: The Man From Another Place, during a rare big-screen showing and exploration of the filmmaker’s modern masterpiece released in 2001. After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in Lynch’s dazzling venture that goes beyond dreams and reality. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. February 2.Oscar-Nominated Short Film ScreeningsThe Gold Coast International Film Festival will screen the five nominees for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2016 Acedemy Awards. They will also host a Q&A with Mara Kassin, an Oscar-winning short film producer, and Joe Bakhash, a short filmmaker. The shorts to be screened include: Ave Maria, about five nuns living in the West Bank who need to break their vow of silence to help a family of stranded Israeli settlers; Shok, about two boys living in war-torn Kosovo who find their choices threaten their lives; Everything Will be OK, chronicling the fateful journey of an 8-year-old girl visiting her divorced father; Stutterer, following a the struggle of a lonely typographer looking for love online; and Day One, about an Afghan-American woman who joins the U.S. military and is deployed to her homeland to serve as an interpreter. Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastfilmfestival.org $10, $15. 7:30 p.m. February 3.-Compiled by Timothy Bolger & Spencer Rumsey.last_img read more


first_imgJun 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – When avian flu struck a poultry flock in Denmark last month, the owners waited 2 weeks to notify authorities, thereby increasing the risk of human infection, according to a report in the Jun 15 Eurosurveillance Weekly.The outbreak, which thus far is Denmark’s only one in domestic birds, began in a backyard holding in Funen county on May 3 with the death of four birds out of 102 free-ranging poultry on the farm. It peaked May 5 and 6, when 30 birds died, and ended May 12, according to the report.The outbreak killed 47 birds, all of which were in one flock of 50 birds on the backyard farm. Three other flocks in different areas of the farm were unaffected.Veterinary authorities were alerted the evening of May 17, and avian flu was confirmed May 18.In the meantime, according to the report, the two farm owners had close contact with the birds, including culling sick birds without wearing masks or gloves. They reported getting bird blood on their bare hands in the process.In addition, the farm had visitors on several occasions during the outbreak, and three visitors bought eggs for home cooking during this time.”Avian influenza A/H5N1 is currently not a very contagious virus for humans,” the report says, “but there is a small and real risk of infection for people who have close contact with sick birds.”All the people who might have been exposed to avian flu virus during the outbreak took oseltamivir for postexposure prevention. Fortunately, follow-up with farm owners, visitors, and others who might have been at risk has revealed no signs of avian flu.”At present,” the report states, “it is impossible to know whether avian influenza H5N1 has become endemic in Danish wild birds, or if it has not, whether it is likely to be reintroduced later.”It is therefore important to maintain timely surveillance, preparedness, and communication lines between relevant stakeholders.”Molbak K, Trykker H, Mellergaard S, et al. Avian influenza in Denmark, March-June 2006: public health aspects. Eurosurveill 2006 Jun 15;11(6):E060615.3 [Full text]last_img read more


first_img“What did we do to deserve such punishment?” Wang Wenjun, Xiangkai’s daughter, said over the phone to Reuters.A crematorium sent a car to pick up Xiangyou’s body, but the family was told no mourning ceremony would be allowed. They could only collect his ashes after 15 days.Two days before Xiangyou died, doctors at the 4th Hospital of Wuhan had written in a diagnosis that both brothers were likely infected by the coronavirus which has now killed over 1,350 people in China. CT scans showed their lungs had turned “white” with patterns resembling cracked glass, symptomatic of severe viral infections.But the hospital did not have any RNA test kits to confirm their cases, and thus could not admit them for treatment, according to the doctors. They were told to contact their community government, which on Jan. 30 offered to house the brothers at the hotel. Hubei province on Thursday reported a sharp rise in the number of deaths and cases after changing its methodology to include those diagnosed through CT scans like Xiangyou. More than 63,000 people have now been infected nationwide and 1,380 have died.Xiangkai, a retired cab driver, refused to remain at the Echarm hotel after his brother died, instead staying alone at a relative’s home. His wife visited daily, bringing food and Chinese medicine, until she too fell ill with what doctors suspect is the coronavirus.Wenjun lives on the other side of Wuhan. Closed transportation lines means she is unable to visit her parents.Desperate for treatment for her father, she issued a plea for help on the Twitter-like Weibo. The community government responded, saying the decision was up to the virus taskface.At around midnight on Monday, the family received a call saying a hospital bed was available. With no public transport, Wang’s 58-year-old wife pushed him in a wheelchair for the 10-minute trip to the hospital.A new CT scan showed Xiangkai’s lung infection had worsened. He now has trouble walking to the toilet on his own and is awaiting the results of an RNA test.”On Jan. 22, our entire family had a Lunar New Year dinner, and we even took a photo together. It has been bad news every day since then,” Wenjun said.Topics : There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus patients when brothers Wang Xiangkai and Wang Xiangyou arrived two weeks ago.The next day, Xiangkai, 61, woke to find that Xiangyou, 62, had died.The Wangs are among tens of thousands of families devastated by the coronavirus in Wuhan, where the medical system has been overwhelmed by the outbreak, despite massive reinforcements and two speedily built new hospitals.last_img read more


first_imgThe U-20 soccer World Cup is to be held from May 23 to June 22 next year in six cities across Indonesia. The country was selected to host the games in October last year, beating contenders Brazil and Peru.Read also: Jokowi offers 10 stadiums for Under-20 World Cup. FIFA wants fourThe PSSI chairman said he had previously inspected six candidate cities, namely Bandung in West Java, Surakarta in Central Java, Yogyakarta, Surabaya in East Java, Palembang in South Sumatra and Pekanbaru in Riau.Iriawan is also expected to inspect other cities and regions, namely Jakarta and West Java’s Bekasi, as well as Bogor and Bali. Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said the ministry would keep coordinating with other ministries and institutions regarding the competition preparations.”Our nation’s name is at stake here because this is a rare opportunity. We might not be able to experience this again in 30 years,” Zainudin said. Regarding Indonesia’s national soccer team, Iriawan said the Indonesia U-20 squad would train in Germany or Spain. The team would also have friendly matches against teams from other countries. The government and the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) plan to establish the Indonesia FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee (INAFOC) to accelerate the necessary preparations for the upcoming 2021 U-20 soccer World Cup.“PSSI and FIFA will announce six cities selected to host the competition by early March,” PSSI chairman Mochammad Iriawan said in a statement on Friday.He added that the association needed to announce the cities as soon as possible, as the Public Works and Housing Ministry needed certainty where work would be needed. The ministry is tasked with improving the selected cities’ infrastructure for the competition. center_img Topics :last_img read more


first_img“The [preliminary process] of the last CPNS selection has just been completed and all [of the candidates] have yet to be inaugurated because interviews and other examinations have been postponed due to COVID-19,” he said.However, Tjahjo said there was a possibility for CPNS recruitment next year, depending on the government budget and the needs of government agencies.The last batch of CPNS recruits would continue with the field competency selection test (SKB) from August to October this year, National Civil Service Agency (BKN) head Bima Hari Wibisana said.The agency is set to conduct the tests face-to-face, while coordinating with the national COVID-19 task force to ensure health protocols on site. (syk)Topics : Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said the government will not be opening recruitment for regular civil servant candidates (CPNS) in 2020 and 2021.“There will be no CPNS recruitment for two years,” Tjahjo said Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.Tjahjo said admissions were closed this year because last year’s CPNS recruitment process had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more


first_imgAsset managers should be held to account by pension funds over their stewardship issues at annual stewardship meetings, according to the chief responsible investment officer of Aviva Investors.Steve Waygood said there was a need to “shine a light” on the stewardship efforts of the investment management industry, and that the industry needed to be significantly more public in its disclosures on the issue.Speaking at a National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) event on stewardship, Waygood said that, unlike a code for companies on corporate governance – which saw the matters discussed at AGMs and followed up by the capital markets – the Stewardship Code had no mechanism for holding asset managers to account.He pointed out that both Aviva Investors and Aviva published stewardship reports, but he questioned who was monitoring the data published. “How do our clients get to hold us to account for the content?” he asked. “Where is the equivalent to the AGM?”Waygood went on to recommend that an organisation, such as the NAPF, convene a stewardship AGM as a market-based mechanism for accountability, with one trustee from each of the group’s member pension funds present.He said trustees would be required to “come and vote on a series of presentations from the very biggest fund managers”.“The clients that were in the room would sequentially be able to vote on each of the chief executives of the asset managers’ presentations on the quality and breadth and depth of stewardship,” he said.“We need to shine a light on the stewardship of the investment management industry by being much more public to the end owners.”He said the debate surrounding stewardship had all too often has been “an ivory tower between the investment managers, corporate governance experts and fund managers”.Chris Hitchen, chief executive of RPMI, supported the call for pension investors to ensure asset managers were “doing the best job they can on our behalf”.However, Hitchen also said diversification of pension assets had been “overdone” in the last decade, meaning that fewer, larger stakes could be more easily monitored by pension funds.“Our goals aren’t really to match or beat indices,” he said, “they should for a long-term real return.“In that guise, holding fewer, larger investments and then having more deep relationships with the boards of our investee companies makes perfect sense.“We need to be committed owners.”last_img read more


first_imgUnder further planned changes, mothers will be able to nominate their husband or partner to take over all or part of the year’s remaining maternity leave to which they are entitled.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/fatherhood/10686200/New-fathers-shun-chance-to-share-maternity-leave.html The Telegraph 11 March 2014Only one in 50 new fathers currently take up the chance to share up to six months of their wife or partner’s maternity leave, figures show.Fears of damaging their career prospects and having to struggle on a lower income have deterred all but a tiny minority of fathers eligible for the extra leave, a study concludes. Under new rules championed by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, fathers can now request to have to 26 weeks on top of the standard fortnight’s paternity leave as long as the mother is not also taking her full allocation.center_img Research by the law firm EMW found that of the 2009,000 fathers who took the usual two weeks last year only 4,000 – or two per cent – went on to take  “additional statutory” paternity leave.last_img read more


first_imgRookie Brett McConnell from Henderson found victory lane again in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Bassett caught Tim Bergerson for the lead in the Saturday night main event for Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods and led to the checkers. Vince Corbin completed a late drive to second. Eric Bassett made his first visit this season to victory lane at Arlington Raceway after winning the Saturday night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 1) – After making his move on the 10th time around the track, Eric Bas­sett made his first trip this season to victory lane at Arlington Raceway. Once again, Cory Probst had the car to beat in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature as he took the front spot on the second lap and was chased across the stripe by Matt Olsen. After working his way steadily to the front of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field, Bill Johnson had the lead when lap nine was scored and set sail the rest of the way. Dan Mackenthun caught pole starter Jeff McCollum and won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Dalton Magers led the IMCA Modified feature from start to finish. Clint Hatlestad was able to get around Josh Ruby following a restart but could not catch Magers and settled for second.last_img read more