Confirmed! Sophia Grace Brownlee Joins Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt & More in Into the Woods

first_img A reimagining of classic fairy tales, Into the Woods tells the story of the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), who make a deal with an evil witch (Meryl Streep) in order to conceive. Their journey into the woods brings the couple face-to-face with a bevy of fairy tale characters, including Red Riding Hood (Brownlee), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and his magical beans. Sophia Grace Brownlee, the internet sensation who rose to fame thanks to Ellen, will round-out the starry cast of Disney’s Into the Woods. A representative for the 10-year-old star confirmed to Broadway.com that Sophia “just started rehearsals” to play Little Red Riding Hood in the Rob Marshall film. View Comments Check out the video below to see Brownlee and her pal Rosie singing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Into the Woods filmlast_img read more

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Show Are You Most Excited to See This Fall?

first_imgAs summer begins to wind down, theater fans can look forward to the advent of a new fall season on Broadway. New York theater audiences will be treated to the return of Tony winners Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie), Mary-Louise Parker (The Snow Geese), Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Tonya Pinkins (A Time to Kill) and Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night), as well as a fresh crop of musicals, including After Midnight, Big Fish and Beautiful—not to mention star turns by Hollywood headliners Orlando Bloom (Romeo & Juliet), Daniel Craig (Betrayal) and Ethan Hawke (Macbeth). With so many plays and musicals to look forward to, we want to know: Which Broadway show are you most excited to see this fall? Vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Star Spotting! Movie Magnet Ewan McGregor to Make His Broadway Debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing

first_imgScottish movie star Ewan McGregor, famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and his wide range of diverse screen roles, is set to make his Broadway debut next fall. McGregor will headline a new revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold, at the American Airlines Theatre. The production will begin performances on October 2, 2014 and open officially on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015. The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. View Comments The Real Thing The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love.center_img Related Shows McGregor is no stranger to the stage: He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Sky Masterson in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls in 2006. His other London stage credits include playing Iago in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and appearing in Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs in the West End. Of course, the actor is best known for his many film roles including the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Trainspotting, the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I and singing and dancing opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. His many other film credits include Haywire, The Ghost, Amelia, Jack the Giant Slayer, Angels and Demons, I Love You Phillip Morris, Deception, Incendiary, Cassandra’s Dream, Miss Potter, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Stay, The Island, Star Wars: Episode II and Star Wars: Episode III, Young Adam, Down With Love, Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, The Pillow Book and Shallow Grave. McGregor will next be seen in the upcoming films Jane Got a Gun, Mortdecai and the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play August: Osage County.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Come On In! Fun Home, Starring Michael Cerveris, Extends For a Third Time at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater

first_img The creative team for Fun Home includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg, wig design by Paul Huntley, music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Danny Mefford. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 12, 2014 Star Files Related Shows Michael Cerveris Fun Home Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical Fun Home is sticking around a little longer! The acclaimed production, which was originally slated to run through December 1, will now play through December 15 at off-Broadway’s Public Theater. Directed by Sam Gold, the production stars Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. In addition to Cerveris and Kuhn, the cast also includes Alexandra Socha, Griffin Birney, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Joel Perez. View Commentslast_img read more

SCOUTS

first_imgBOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA-HIGHLANDER DISTRICThttp://highlanderdistrict.org/Authorized Patrons: Everyone with appropriately aged children is an authorized patron)Services Provided: Offer programs for youth from 7 years through 21 years of age. The primary goal of the program is to build character, citizenship and physical fitness.Several programs are provided: Tiger Cubs at age 7; Cub Scouts, age 8-11; Boy Scouts, age 11-18; Venture and Exploring Programs, age 14-21. The Exploring and Venturing Programs are co-ed and are open to both male and female.GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICANC COASTAL PINES GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL, INC.http://www.nccoastalpines.orgLocation: 894 Elm St., Suite B&C, Fayetteville, NC 28303Phone 437-9900Hours of Operation:Monday-Wednesday 0900-1700Thursday 0900-1830Friday 0900-1200Authorized Patrons: Open to all girls ages 5-17, in grades K-12, and adult volunteers.Services Provided: In Girl Scouting, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together; build character and skills for success in the real world; develop qualities that will serve girls all their lives-strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth…Girl Scouts – Where Girls Grow Stronglast_img read more

VETERAN AFFAIRS

first_imgFORT BRAGGLocation: 1st floor, Bldg. 4-2843, Soldier Support Center, Normandy DrivePhone 396-8472Fax 396-6512Vocational Rehabilitation 908-2921Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday 0800-1600CUMBERLAND COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE-FAYETTEVILLELocation: 301 East Russell Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301Phone 677-2970Fax 677-2964Hours of Operation:Monday-Thursday 0830-1500Friday 0830-1100VET CENTERShttps://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=486&dnum=All&stateid=NC&v=1Location: 2301 Robeson Street, Suite 103, Fayetteville, NC 28305Phone 488-6252Fax 488-5589Hours of Operation:Monday-Saturday 0700-1730REGIONAL OFFICEhttps://ww.va.govLocation: 251 North Main Street, Federal Building, Winston-Salem, NC 27155Phone 800-827-1000Fax 336-631-5028Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday 0800-1600Please call in advance as to documents needed to file a claim.Services Provided: The function of the Division of Veterans Affairs is to assist veterans and their families in the presentation, processing proof and establishment of claims, privileges, rights and benefits as they may be entitled to under Federal, State or local laws. The Division also cooperates with the various governmental units and veterans organizations in seeking to serve veterans.VETERAN’S HEALTH CARE CLINIChttps://www.fayettevillenc.va.gov/locations/Fayetteville_Health_Care_Center.aspLocation: 7300 So. Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304Phone 488-2120 or 800-771-6106Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday 0730-1700Services Provided: Outpatient health care services for veterans.VETERAN’S MEDICAL CENTERhttps://www.fayettevillenc.va.govLocation: 2300 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301Phone 488-2120Services Provided: Health care for veteransAMERICAN VETERANS DISABILITY (AMVET) CLAIMS ASSISTANCELocation: Bldg. 4-2843, Soldier Support Center, Normandy DrivePhone 396-6826Services Provided: AMVETS can assist you with preparation & filing disability claims with the VA. You may contact the office at 396-6826 to schedule an appointment.last_img read more

Utilities

first_imgBe sure to obtain a letter of credit from your utility companies prior to moving to avoid paying a deposit when you connect utilities at your new place. ElectricityGeorgia Power Company901 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601 (888) 660-5890http://www.georgiapower.com Colquitt Electric Membership CorporationValdosta District Office273 Norman DriveP.O. Box 219Valdosta, GA 31603 (800) 342-8694http://www.colquittemc.com Colquitt EMC is a not-for-profit consumer-owned electric distribution system that serves 40,000 members in Lowndes County and six other counties. GasGeorgia Natural Gas ServicesP.O. Box 440667Kennesaw, GA 30160 (877) 850-6200http://www.georgianaturalgas.com     Infinite Energy Inc. 1862 Independence SquareAtlanta, GA 30338 (877) 529-9908http://www.infiniteenergy.com MX Energy ServicesP.O. BOX 659583 San Antonio, TX 78265 (877) 677-4355http://www.mxenergy.com SCANA EnergyP.O. Box 100157Columbia, SC 29202 (877) 467-2262http://www.scana.com/en South Georgia Propane Inc. 1801 E. Park Ave. Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 253-8811Walton EMC Natural GasP.O. Box 1347Monroe, GA 30655 (866) 936-2427http://www.waltonemcnaturalgas.com Cable and Satellite TV ProvidersCharter Communications503 Industrial Blvd. Dublin, GA 31021 (800) 955-7766(888) 438-2427http://www.charter.com  Mediacom275 Norman DriveValdosta, GA 31601 (229) 244-3852(800) 239-8411http://www.mediacomcc.com Direct TV(800) 347-3288http://www.direct.tvTelephone ServiceAT&T1835 Norman DriveValdosta, GA 31601 (229) 293-9309http://www.att.comlast_img read more

HTC-High Road Team Bio Vid: These Are Not Bland People

first_img“They should be open, honest, and speak their minds.” – Bob Stapleton on the HTC-High Road TeamAnd they do just that. The first thing we hear Cavendish say in the video is: “There’s nothing worse than a blind person.” What does Mark Cavendish have against the blind? What kind of  jerk is this guy? Oops, I guess he says “bland person,” “there’s nothing worse than a bland person.” He’s just got a really thick accent, honest mistake.The vid is worth the watch for memorable quotes like the ones below…“He is better looking than me, have a look at him, he’s a specimen.” – Mark Cavendish on Bernhard Eisel“He walks around in the room, all his muscles out and I’m like…I don’t feel quite as much of a man anymore.”- Cavendish on Bernhard Eisel“I don’t do modest, I expect to actually win something this year.” -Tejay Van Garderen“You know, I’m not a [Bleepin’] animal, I’m a human being you know.” – Mark Cavendishlast_img read more

Interbike 2010: New Aero and Disc Brakes from TRP

first_imgFresh on the heels of their successful lightweight road calipers, TRP were showing a desirable line of mountain discs as well as a slick aero brake concept at Interbike last week.  First, the TTV:  mounted on a mock-up road frame, the TTV is a linear brake that is tailored to work with road brakes’ cable pull.  While slightly heavier than the company’s calipers, the TTV is designed to be tucked behind time trial bikes’ forks and stays, minimizing frontal area and increasing the fork’s effective cross sectional aspect without running afoul of UCI regulations.  Because they’ll require dedicated frame bosses, TTV are only available as OEM for the time being.  More pictures and some 320g disc brakes after the jump…Though they haven’t had much in the way of mountain offerings in the past, TRP is moving in with their new Dash line of disc brakes.  Though the $300 Dash Carbon, with its tool-free leverage and reach adjustments, carbon lever, and 320g weight will attract the most attention, the Dash sacrifices only the carbon lever, leverage adjustment, white color option, and 15g while saving $70- given parent company Tektro’s extensive experience building disc brakes, these may well be worth a shot.  US distribution of the disc brakes is spotty at the moment, but shops can order directly from TRP or consumers from their website.www.trpbrakes.comlast_img read more

Project 24.2 Review: Pearl Izumi’s Transfer Short- and Long-Sleeve baselayers

first_imgIn a few wearings the Transfer Short Sleeve baselayer became a favorite of mine- under a long-sleeve jersey for rides from 40-50 degrees, mated with a short sleeve jersey and arm warmers for variable days, and on its own for hikes.  The flat seams and raglan sleeves don’t make themselves known under a pack and moisture transfer is good- though like most materials the Minerale™ fabric can feel a bit clammy if a big bag or waterproof jacket mean that moisture doesn’t have anywhere to go.  The dense knit does a better job than looser fabrics at keeping wind at bay too- which should make the Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer a spring favorite.Unfortunately, the Short Sleeve’s close fit got distorted a bit during the sleeves’ extension, resulting in one of the odder long sleeve baselayers that I’ve ridden.  The body fits similarly to the Short Sleeve- a good thing.  The sleeves, however, are oddly puffy– something that’s especially noticeable when worn under a close-fitting jersey.  Though the fabric had me really wanting to pull the long sleeve Pearl Izumi on for 50-degree road rides or mountain biking in the 40s, the sleeves are just too goofy.  Worn alone or over other layers, the Long Sleeve makes for a decent hiking or baggy mountain biking piece (black is also available)- but for that the zip-neck version would be better still.At $55 and $60 and occupying Pearl Izumi’s top tier, the Transfer baselayers should leave nothing to be desired.  The Short Sleeve works very well and has been in constant use since its arrival last November.  The Transfer Minerale™ fabric seems like it would be very well suited to a long sleeve, but the Long Sleeve Baselayer’s cut needs more work before it can live up to its potential.marcwww.pearlizumi.com See all of our Project 24.2 reviews here!Part of Pearl Izumi’s top-tier P.R.O. series of clothing, the Transfer Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve baselayers are the company’s current state of the baselayer art.  Built of the company’s midweight Transfer fabric, the baselayers feature Cocona’s Minerale™ technology.  Minerale™ is claimed to provide “optimal moisture transfer, dry time, and odor absorbance” derived, no joke, from volcanic minerals.  That’s some pretty heady stuff.  Magic fabric and a close-to-body fit should make the Transfer baselayers sublime in use- are they?last_img read more