Moulin Rouge!’s Danny Burstein on His Failed Attempt at Painting Nails, Singing Sia & More

first_imgDanny Burstein in Moulin Rouge! (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Moulin Rouge! The Musical from $59.00 Burstein plays Harold Zidler, the owner of the Moulin Rouge who is often surrounded by the talented group of ensemble dancers and is in charge of welcoming the audience into the show. “My job is to bring the audience in,” he said. “I’m basically the mother and father of the company in the show. It’s damn fun. Even before the show starts people start screaming and I’m like, ‘We haven’t even done anything yet, just you wait.’ Everyone is giving one hundred and fifty percent every night. The show doesn’t work unless they are.”As the eccentric club owner, Burstein’s wardrobe and song choices have him doing things he never thought he’d do. “I get to sing ‘Chandelier’ by Sia,” he said. “Those are words I never would have expected to ever say. I paint my nails, too. I actually put out an Instagram looking for a good top layer, I always have to wave my hands around to get them to dry. Caitlin Maxwell, who works backstage in the wig room, has been doing my nails for me; when I tried, it was a disaster.”  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 26:28Loaded: 0.00%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -26:28 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Shows Moulin Rouge! opens on July 25 and becomes Burstein’s 18th Broadway production over the span of 27 years, something he is rightfully proud of. “Between my wife [Rebecca Luker] and I, I think this is our 27th opening night,” he said. “It never gets old. It’s something to remember forever and they’re really special. We don’t take any of it for granted.”Catch Burstein in Moulin Rouge! at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.Watch the full #LiveAtFive episode below!center_img Danny Burstein (Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for View Comments Six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is giving the name Zidler new meaning in Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! After appearing in the musical’s world premiere in Boston last summer, Burstein, along with co-stars Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit, is playing to sold-out audiences at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. “When you walk into the theater, your mind is blown,” Burstein told Paul Wontorek in a recent interview on’s #LiveAtFive. “I’ve never seen anything like it. You’ve never felt a vibe quite like that on Broadway. It’s the most beautiful show I’ve ever been a part of. And the show that happens is pretty good, too.” Danny Burstein Star Fileslast_img read more

Red Sox Foundation donates $10,000 IMPACT award to the Brattleboro Retreat

first_imgBrattleboro Retreat,Vermont Business Magazine The Red Sox Foundation has announced that Sox fans from across Vermont have voted for the Brattleboro Retreat as the state’s favorite nonprofit and qualified the hospital to receive the Foundation’s IMPACT Award. The award will be presented during an on-field ceremony on Sunday, August 16th, which is Vermont Day at Fenway Park.As Vermont’s top vote getter, the Brattleboro Retreat will receive a $10,000 charitable contribution. In addition, a Retreat representative will be invited to promote the work of hospital from the NESN broadcast booth during Sunday afternoon’s game against the Seattle Mariners.Nomination for The Brattleboro Retreat’s IMPACT Award focused on the hospital’s Uniformed Service Program, which provides specialized trauma and addiction treatment for law enforcement, fire, military, veterans, EMTs, and corrections personnel.  “We could not be more honored or excited to receive this recognition from the Red Sox Foundation,” said Robert E. Simpson, president and CEO of the Brattleboro Retreat. “It’s a special tribute to the important work taking place on behalf of the men and women who receive care through our Uniformed Service Program. It’s also a heartfelt ‘tip of the hat’ from Sox fans across the great state of Vermont.” The Red Sox Foundation established the IMPACT (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together) Awards this year to provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states outside of Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote for their favorite local non-profits and decide which organizations will be awarded grants.As a part of the IMPACT awards, the Red Sox Foundation is donating a total of $75,000 to New England nonprofits. Online voting determined first, second, and third place winners in each of the five states. To be eligible, charities must be 501(c)(3) non-profits in good standing whose work is consistent with the Red Sox Foundation’s mission of serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families and veterans in need across New England.”Over the past few years, we have grown the foundation’s reach throughout New England through service scholarships and grants,” said Red Sox Foundation Board member Linda Pizzuti Henry. “Giving fans an opportunity to weigh in on their favorite charities in their home state is one that can engage local communities and raise awareness for some very worthy causes.”BRATTLEBORO, VT (August 10, 2015)—The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment mental illness and addiction, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.last_img read more

Police arrest woman after drive by shooting on 61st St. in Mission Thursday

first_imgThe shooting took place three blocks west of the Mission Police Station.Mission police say a woman is in custody on suspicion of connection with a drive by shooting that took place in the 6400 block of W. 61st Street Thursday evening.Mission officials say police arrives on the scene just before 7 p.m. after getting reports of shots fired. Interviews with witnesses revealed that people in two cars driving through the area had a verbal exchange with two pedestrians.“After the verbal altercation, the two vehicles began to leave the area. One of the vehicles turned south on Walmer Street,” said Mission Police Capt. Dan Madden in a release. “While speeding away, a passenger in the vehicle shot four times in the direction of a residence.”Police say there were several people outside in the vicinity of the residence, including children, when the shots were fired. No one was injured in the shooting, however.Law enforcement put out a “be on the lookout” bulletin for the suspect vehicle, and Kansas City, Kan., police later located it in the 200 bock of S. 12th Street. They detained a female suspect in connect to the shooting, and she was transported to Johnson County jail pending charges.last_img read more

Prairie Village will draft private property noise ordinance as teardown trend continues

first_imgThe Prairie Village City Council’s committee of the whole voted 7 to 3 Monday night to direct city staff and the city attorney to start writing a private property construction noise ordinance for the council to consider at a later meeting.Register to continuelast_img

When Cops Choose Empathy

first_imgThe New Yorker: About four years ago, in a city park in western Washington State, Joe Winters encountered a woman in the throes of a psychotic episode. As he sat down next to her, she told him that she had purchased the bench that they now shared and that it was her home. “I didn’t buy the hallucinations, but I tried to validate the feelings underneath them,” Winters told me. His strategy resembled Rogerian psychotherapy—unconditionally accepting a patient’s experience, even when it is untethered from reality. But Winters is not a roving psychologist; he is a deputy in the King County Sheriff’s Office. He had been called to the scene in response to the woman’s behavior, which nearby residents deemed disruptive. After talking with Winters for several minutes, the woman left of her own volition, without Winters having to arrest her or resort to physical force.Read the whole story: The New Yorker More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

The Psychological Case for Instagramming Your Food

first_imgNew York Magazine:The most important thing about a good food picture, as any amateur food photographer can tell you, is natural light. It’s why you can find particularly determined patrons of the food-photography arts looking like lost waiters — carrying plates of food to nearby windows just to take a picture. If there is no natural light, there is always the option of flash. And don’t forget about angles and composition. Capturing a full Sunday-brunch spread is near impossible to do while sitting down, so you might as well stand up, maybe even on your chair to shoot from above. If you’re particularly concerned about it, you could bring a handful of GorillaPods — those miniature tripods with flexible legs — and assemble them on your table to act as your own personal photographer.…The findings are in line with a collection of studies published in the journal Psychological Science in 2013 that also found delaying eating by performing a short ritual — regardless of how mundane the ritual may be — positively influences our perception of the food on our plates. One experiment found participants given a chocolate bar with strict instructions on how to handle and unwrap the bar before eating ended up savoring the chocolate more, rating it higher, and being willing to pay more for it than those told to relax and eat the chocolate bar at their leisure. The researchers observed that a longer delay between ritual and consumption bolstered these positive effects, but that delaying consumption through random movements did not yield the same results. Only repeated, episodic, and fixed behaviors were capable of changing the perception of food.Read the whole story: New York Magazinelast_img read more

Ebola total climbs to 2,277 amid security, reintroduction worries

first_imgThe pace of new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held steady last week, but health officials are worried about activity rising in areas where transmission was low and new security incidents in several locations that threaten response operations.Meanwhile, the DRC health ministry yesterday reported 18 new cases, and the World Health Organization (WHO) online Ebola dashboard today reflects an additional 12 cases, which would boost the outbreak total to 2,277.Security incidents, cases in earlier hot spotsIn its weekly situation report on the outbreak, the WHO said Ebola activity continues with steady and sustained intensity, with security incidents returning to Beni—one of the outbreak’s former major hot spots—and armed group movements in Musienene and Manguredjipa impeding access to a health area next to Mabalako’s hardest-hit area.Another concern it aired is a tense security situation in neighboring Ituri province cities Bunia and Komanda in the wake of attacks in early June.Over the past few weeks, indicators show hints of easing transmission intensity in the two biggest recent epicenters, Katwa and Butembo. However, the optimism is offset by new cases in previously affected areas, including Komanda, Lubero, and Rwampara. For example, over the past week, Komanda reported its first case after going 11 days without one.On the positive side, with rigorous contact tracing and surveillance, health officials were able to pinpoint a single transmission chain in each of the two health zones, allowing swift follow-up by outbreak responders.Another infected health workerAccording to the DRC health ministry’s latest report, the 18 new cases are from 8 different locations, including 7 from Beni, 3 from Mabalako, 2 from Butembo, and 2 from Mandima. Also, Vuhovi, Lubero, Manguredjipa, and Musienene each reported one new illness.The patient from Lubero is a vaccinated health worker, a development that boosts the number of health workers infected in the outbreak to 123, which includes 39 deaths.Health officials are still investigating 296 suspected cases.Twelve more people died from their infections, including 7 in community settings and 5 in Ebola treatment centers. Since the outbreak began last August, the virus had been linked to 1,522 deaths.Following attacks on a vaccination team and a psychosocial support team in Beni earlier this week, response operations partly resumed yesterday after a security assessment. Officials talked to families involved in the attacks, and plans are underway for officials to hold talks today with young people in the areas where the attacks took place.The WHO said two responders were injured in the attacks, both of them day workers supported by the WHO.Possible deployment of second vaccineIn other outbreak developments, DRC health officials will meet in Kinshasa on Jun 28 to discuss the possibility of deploying and testing a second Ebola vaccine, Science reported yesterday.The report said officials are considering a second vaccine as a way to increase supply and gauge the effectiveness of a second vaccine.However, the DRC’s health minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, has said he prefers to focus on one vaccine, VSV-EBOV, to avoid upsetting the population, some of whom have rejected immunization efforts, with vaccination teams sometimes targeted by violence.The second vaccine officials will consider is the Johnson & Johnson Ad26.ZEBOV/MVA-BN vaccine, which was recently recommended by a WHO advisory group, along with alternative vaccination strategies.Uganda updateIn a situation report on Ebola-related developments in Uganda today, the WHO said there are no active Ebola cases in the country, but there are three suspected cases in the Ebola treatment center. Two were negative in their first tests and are waiting to undergo a second round of testing. The patients are in fair condition. The third patient is a 52-year-old woman who has tested negative for Ebola twice, but her symptoms still require treatment.As of yesterday, 108 contacts were still under follow-up. So far, 1,063 people have been vaccinated, including 249 frontline health workers.The WHO’s regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, MD, today wrapped up a 2-day visit to Uganda’s high-risk Ebola districts. In a statement, she commended health workers and health ministry officials for how prepared they were to respond to the cases.Since the DRC’s initial outbreak in 2018, Uganda has trained more than 9,000 health workers to spot the signs of Ebola and has vaccinated 5,000 of them, the WHO said. “The cost of preparedness is cheaper than response,” Moeti said. “It is the contribution of donors that has enabled us to help countries prepare and, as we have seen in Uganda, prevent the tragedy of an outbreak escalating to unimaginable numbers.” See also:Jun 25 DRC updateJun 25 WHO Ebola situation reportWHO online Ebola dashboardJun 25 Science storyJun 26 WHO Uganda Ebola situation reportJun 26 statement on WHO visit to Ugandalast_img read more

Council Hears Presentation On Trinity Drive Projects

first_imgThe future location of  The Hill Apartments. To accomodate the new development, County staff are considering a road diet  project from east of Diamond Drive near Los Alamos Medical Center entrance to west of Oppenheimer Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post kirsten@ladailypost.comOne of the main thoroughfares in Los Alamos could see a few transformations. Los Alamos County Council was updated on projects planned for Trinity Drive and N.M. 502 during its meeting Tuesday night.Work to construct a roundabout as well as improvements on N.M. 502 from Knecht Street to Tewa Loop has already begun. Meanwhile, County Engineer Eric Martinez reported that New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is scheduling a pavement preservation project from mile marker 0 at Diamond Drive to mile marker 4 east of Camino Entrada this summer. He explained the maintenance project excludes the current roundabout project area and consists of a rapid Cutler overlay process.Plus, he said, LAH Investors LLC is working to construct a 150-unit apartment complex, known as The Hill Apartments, on the south end of 35th Street. The complex would be situated just east of Los Alamos Medical Center, west of Mountain View Condos and south of Alpine Laser Dental. The property was the site of the former Los Alamos Site Office.According to agenda documents, the County is responsible for the costs of engineering and design of any off-site improvements for the apartment complex.Council was asked to weigh in on the suggested alternative for street improvements to accommodate the additional traffic generated from the apartment complex, which consists of a concept called a road diet. The project area would apply east of Diamond Drive near the Los Alamos Medical Center entrance to west of Oppenheimer Drive, according to agenda documents. Additionally, the project would provide for left turn refuge for westbound traffic at the Los Alamos Medical Center entrance.A road diet, Martinez explained, is basically reducing the number of vehicle lanes from four to three. The road wouldn’t be narrowed or widened but rather there would be three vehicle lanes, one lane in each direction and a center turn lane, and the addition of two bike lanes.“The plan provides for a complete streets concept where you have dedicated bike lanes in both directions, pedestrian buffers, pedestrians crossing availability as well as transit service,” he said.Martinez said there also would be pedestrian activated flashing lights to warn motorists about pedestrian crossings as well as a small median refuge island to facilitate safe crossing. He continued that under this plan pedestrians would be required to cross fewer lanes of traffic.The idea for a road diet was recommended during the Jan. 3 County transportation board meeting, Martinez said. After performing a study and review of the road diet alternative, County staff presented the findings to the transportation board on May 2. Martinez said the findings showed the road diet configuration provides adequate capacity for build-out of the site and into the future.Since Trinity is a state road Martinez said, the changes will need to follow NMDOT’s requirements and that the state is interested in the council’s thoughts on the road diet option.“They (NMDOT) are looking forward to hearing what council has to say about the project,” he said.Additionally, Martinez said, NMDOT is set to award a $250,000 grant to the County for pedestrian and ADA improvements on Trinity. The grant request will go before the State Transportation Commission at its August meeting, he said.After some discussion on the matter, Council Chair Sara Scott summarized council’s thoughts on the road diet option. She said council would like to see further investigation on how the road diet would affect traffic during peak hours. Also, council wondered if staff could investigate the increase in traffic expected to be caused by the new apartment complex and increased hiring at Los Alamos National Laboratory.Additionally, Scott said County staff should investigate the possibility of moving the hospital entrance on Trinity to the east. Perhaps constructing an entrance to the hospital parking lot from Finch Street could be a future item as well as the possibility of connecting the bike lanes to a future project such as the extension of the Canyon Rim Trail, she said.Council also asked staff to investigate how the green space to the east of Diamond Drive would be impacted by the road diet option.“I like the idea of the road diet,” Councilor Antonio Maggiore said. “I have some concerns about peak traffic hours, but my other concern is the entrance to the hospital. It seems to me this whole thing would be quite a bit safer if the hospital entrance was moved east.”This is not the only project being discussed in the area.Martinez mentioned while the state progresses with the roundabout project and preparing for the summer overlay work on N.M. 502, the County is getting ready to begin a pavement rehabilitation project along Diamond Drive, from the Omega Bridge to San Ildefonso Road. Provisions were made to complete the segment between Omega Bridge and Sandia and Orange streets before the start of school in August to reduce impacts to the traveling public.last_img read more

Mike Arnold Promoted To Vice President, General Manager Acella Tire Fill Systems Division

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement Accella Performance Materials, a Carlisle Company, has promoted Mike Arnold to vice president/general manager of its Tire Fill Systems Division.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementFor the previous three years, Arnold has served as head of global sales for Accella Tire Fill Systems, where he was responsible for providing leadership to sales, customer service and technical service teams and strategy deployment. In his new role, Arnold will effectively oversee all global sales, strategic and logistical operations for Accella’s Tire Fill business.His primary focus will be the growth of Accella TyrFil – the company’s marquee polyurethane tire flatproofing solution. Arnold also will supervise the brand’s Carefree Tire division as well as Accella’s TLC Tire & Rim Protection wheel conditioner and ReSeal industrial tire sealant lines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Ole Hoefelmann named CaFCP Chair

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