Sondheim Makes History, Lea Michele Does a Cannonball and the Bumpus Hounds Are Hungry Again in This Week’s Datebook

first_img SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 THE GREAT WAR TAKES FLIGHT With The Snow Geese closing tomorrow, this is your final weekend to catch Tony winners Mary-Louise Parker and Victoria Clark and Tony nominee Danny Burstein on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel Friedman Theatre. The Chekhovian story of a widow (Parker) facing financial ruin and the deployment of her sons overseas in World War I, Sharr White’s family drama is packed with great performances in every role.  ALSO: The characters in Every Day a Visitor get cranky for the last time at the Clurman Theatre; one of Broadway’s most musical clans open the Graff Family Holiday Special at 54 Below. ALSO: Catch a slew of Broadway alums including Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Kathy Baker in the Mary Poppins-inspired film Saving Mr. Banks; Lea Michele chats about her new album on Ellen. MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 MONDAY ON THE COUCH WITH STEPHEN He’s here! He’s. Still. Here! HBO’s starry Stephen Sondheim documentary Six by Sondheim features re-stagings of six of the icon’s most popular songs including “Something’s Coming,” “Opening Doors,” “Send in the Clowns,” “I’m Still Here,” “Being Alive” and “Sunday,” plus never before seen archival footage of the musical legend and his muses. With appearances from TV stars and Broadway vets like Jeremy Jordan, Darren Criss, America Ferrera, Jackie Hoffman, Will Swenson and Audra McDonald, this is a doc you won’t want to miss. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 RALPHIE TO THE RESCUE, AGAIN With all the holiday hubbub stressing you out, it’s the perfect time get a jolly good laugh, so head to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to see A Christmas Story.  Four vets of the Tony-nominated Broadway production (Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly and Caroline O’Connor) reprise their roles in this tuneful hit. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like some garish dancing leg lamps! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 CHESTNUTS ROASTING IN TIMES SQUARE James Barbour is closing out his Holiday Concert at 54 Below with a bang! For his final performance, Barbour will be joined by a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, currently winning laughs in off-Broadway’s Disaster! The two powerhouse vocalists will duet on a plethora of holiday favorites, so head to 54 Below ‘cause baby, it’s cold outside! ALSO: Tony winner Len Cariou opens a three-performance run at 54 Below, while Broadway vet Chip Zien closes his 54 Below cabaret debut. Already sick of the cold weather? We’ve got some Broadway love to keep you warm! Soothe your mood with the documentary Six by Sondheim, groove to Lea Michele’s new single and celebrate the season with Ralphie saving the day in A Christmas Story. Check out this week’s list of must-see concerts, last-chance shows and lots more. ALSO: Murder Ballad alums Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy & Juliana Nash reunite in concert at 54 Below; Ian McKellen chats Broadway and Hobbits on Letterman; Mike Birbiglia makes ‘em laugh on Jimmy Kimmel Live. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 THE CUTE BUS IS LEAVING THE STATION Hurry up and catch that bus! Second Stage’s Little Miss Sunshine, starring Tony nominees Will Swenson and Rory O’Malley and the wicked-ly talented Stephanie J. Block, closes today. The high-energy musical features a score by William Finn and book by James Lapine, plus nine-year-old Hannah Nordberg as little miss misfit Olive, who’s too cute not to brighten up your Sunday! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 FUNNY GIRL GOES BOOM She came in like a cannonball! Get ready to download, Gleeks, because Lea Michele releases the first single from her debut solo album Louder. Written by Sia and entitled “Cannonball,” the song features a promotional photo that’s more Miley and less Rachel Berry, but we’re super excited Broadway vet Lea is going pop! (We just hope she keeps campaigning to play Fanny Brice.) ALSLO: Tony nominee Euan Morton gets jazzy at 54 Below; Carey Mulligan talks Inside Llewyn Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live. ALSO: West Side Story legend Carol Lawrence opens Handle With Care at the Westside Theatre; Arthur Darvill plays his last gut-wrenching performance in Once; off-Broadway says goodbye to One Night … and Star of David. ALSO: Original Jersey boy Daniel Reichard opens It’s Christmas…Again at 54 Below; just in time for Saving Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition CD is released; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 releases a deluxe original cast recording two-disc CD; Wicked alum Donna Vivino’s debut CD is released; Billy Crystal talks 700 Sundays on Letterman. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 WAITING FOR ROMEO Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen make the magical leap from Broadway to the big screen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Smaug. Going from a star-crossed lover (Bloom, in Romeo and Juliet) and existential thinkers (McKellen, in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land) to an elf and a wizard, the stars reprise their portrayals of Legolas and Gandalf in this classic tale of rings. There are sure to be special effects Broadway could never afford! View Commentslast_img read more

Seven Americans Including Billionaire Chris Cline Killed in Helicopter Crash in…

first_imgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images, File ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas – Seven American citizens, including coal billionaire and philanthropist Chris Cline, were killed when a helicopter crashed about two miles off Grand Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas on Thursday, July 4.The Royal Bahamas Police Force reported that the helicopter took off from Big Grand Cay around 2:00 am (local time) on Thursday, en route to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The aircraft was reported missing to the Royal Bahamas Police Force at about 2:53 PM on Thursday when it did not arrive at the intended destination. Police officers and residents of Grand Cay, later discovered the aircraft overturned in 16 feet of water, off Grand Cay.The bodies of four females and three males were retrieved from the aircraft. Cline, 60-years-old, from the state of West Virginia, was identified as being one of the men. His daughter was also killed in the crash, according to the Brenton Southern Baptist Church- the family church of the Cline family.Governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice offered his condolences on Twitter, saying “Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving and giving man.”Chris Cline was also known for his many philanthropic efforts in the state of West Virginia and elsewhere. He donated millions to several causes and schools, including West Virginia University and Marshall University.“His selfless and generous support for programs and projects throughout the state improved the lives of countless West Virginians. His life’s story was one of hard work, love of family and caring support for others. My deepest condolences go out to his family.”, said Evan Jenkins, a justice at the West Virginia Supreme Court.Chris Cline came from a family of coal miners and made most of his fortune as the owner of billionaire coal mining firm Foresight Reserves LP, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. His energy development company, The Cline Group operated underground coal mines in the country for several years before starting Foresight Energy to focus on Illinois mining.Foresight Energy is among the largest holders of coal reserves in the U.S, with nearly 2.1 billion tons. Foresight Energy generated coal sales revenues of $1.097 billion last fiscal year.Bahamian police did not provide a cause of the crash but said an investigation with civil aviation authorities was underway.last_img read more

Bergeser ke Era Otomatis, Maskapai Iberia Uji Coba Facial Recognition

first_imgSumber: istimewa Maskapai penerbangan asal Spanyol, Iberia diberitakan telah meluncurkan proyek percontohan pengenalan wajah atau yang beken dengan sebutan facial recognition di hubnya di Terminal 4 di Bandara Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas. Adapun proyek percontohan ini ditujukan untuk meningkatkan pengalaman penumpang yang hendak bertolak atau baru datang di bandara berkode IATA MAD ini.Baca Juga: Tidak Melulu di Bandara, Osaka Metro Hadirkan Teknologi Face Recognition di Stasiun Bawah TanahSebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman, dalam menjalani proyek percontohan ini, pihak bandara bekerja sama dengan sejumlah perusahaan terkait, seperti Aena, Informatica El Corte Ingles, S.A. (IECISA), Gunnebo, dan Thales. Tujuan hadirnya proyek ambisius ini adalah agar supaya arus pergerakan penumpang di bandara menjadi lebih cepat, karena teknologi yang terpasang memungkinkan penumpang mengidentifikasi diri mereka sendiri di kontrol keamanan dengan menggunakan profil biometrik mereka. Dengan begitu, para penumpang tidak perlu lagi menunjukkan dokumen pribadi mereka, dan perjalanan mereka di bandara akan menjadi jauh lebih efisien waktu. Menurut pihak maskapai, uji coba ini akan diuji coba antara rentang enam hingga 12 bulan dengan penumpang maskapai yang hendak bertolak menuju Asturias atau Brussels – dimana kedua rute penerbangan ini dilayani oleh maskapai bintang lima, Iberia. Uji coba ini juga akan memungkinkan pengguna untuk mendaftar melalui aplikasi di perangkat seluler mereka, dan juga tersedia di kios yang ditempatkan di konter check-in 848 dan di depan area kontrol keamanan Terminal 4. Sistem pengenalan wajah juga dipasang di gerbang J40 dan J58 Terminal 4.Baca Juga: Pilah-Pilih Vendor, Bandara Internasional Changi Siap ‘Pekerjakan’ Facial RecognitionPenumpang dapat mendaftar menggunakan aplikasi Iberia atau Aena atau di kios-kios di Terminal 4, diharuskan untuk memindai kode QR boarding pass dan menghubungkannya dengan profil mereka. Proses pendaftaran ini hanya akan dilakukan sekali selama periode pengujian.Proyek percontohan pengenalan wajah adalah bagian dari program transformasi digital dari Iberia, yang bertujuan untuk menghubungkan semua operasi yang melibatkan pelanggan dan karyawan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGandeng Qantas Airways, Bandara Internasional Sydney Operasikan Fitur Face Recognition09/07/2018In “Bandara”Di 2019, Cina Siap Operasikan Bandara Internasional Terbesar di Dunia!06/07/2017In “Bandara”Sejumlah Bandara Mulai Uji Coba Face Recognition, Seberapa Amankah Pengaplikasiannya?07/01/2020In “Bandara”last_img read more

Boks’ chance to secure rare Argentinian win

first_imgAm is expected to be named alongside Damian de Allende today when the team is announced, but coach Rassie Erasmus could spring surprises after saying he would name his strongest side.“The Test is more important in a World Cup year because you get more time to prepare for the tournament and that’s what we have been focusing on,” said Am.He said there’s pressure in every Test they play, but going into this game they know what chance they have in this match on winning the competition.“But if there is pressure it is good pressure and the Argentina side is quite a physical side and link up well between forwards and backs, so it will be an exciting game for us to be involved in,” he said.“There are some good strike runners in the Argentina side but then it’s also not a case of direct opposition and we will direct our defence as a collective.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. This weekend’s final Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Salta provides the Springboks the perfect opportunity to secure a rare win at the competition in a World Cup year, believes centre Lukhanyo Am.The Boks have never won the Championship and last won the southern hemisphere competition back in 2009 when it was still known as the Tri-Nations.“Playing Argentina at home is always a tough game and we have prepared from what we have seen of them in their previous two Tests, so we are looking forward to the game,” said Am.“It’s a great opportunity for us to win the Championship but we don’t want to make too much of that; it’s another Test that will help with the building of the team. The big picture is the World Cup.”last_img read more