After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16th, 2016, Ever Upward Entertainment put together a benefit concert. The response from local performers was overwhelming, as Digg band, Dyrty Byrds, Booster, Whiskey Tango, Displace, Mama Magnolia, and Lady and The Gentlemen will all be performing. The show takes place tomorrow, July 20th, at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Other Side in Denver, CO.All proceeds from the show will go to Saving Ecuador, a non-profit organization focused on providing aid to the country. Additionally, thanks to our sponsor Fiction Brewing, there will be free craft beer if you get there before 9PM! With great music, free beer and an important cause, there’s no reason to miss this event.You can find details in the poster below, or via the Facebook Event.
Guys and Dolls will be gambling again in London’s West End! The Chichester Festival Theatre production of the classic tuner is set to transfer to the Savoy Theatre for a 13-week limited engagement from December 10. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta, Olivier winner Sophie Thompson and Broadway alum Jamie Parker have been tapped to reprise their roles. Opening night is scheduled for January 6, 2016.Thompson received an Olivier for her performance in Into the Woods. Her additional theater credits include The Physicists, She Stoops To Conquer, Clybourne Park, Measure for Measure and Company. On screen credits include Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Eat, Pray, Love, Nicholas Nickleby, Gosford Park, Emma, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Lightfields, Watson and Oliver, Poirot, Doc Martin and EastEnders.Parker appeared on Broadway in The History Boys and is currently starring as Mike Connor in High Society at The Old Vic. Other stage credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Proof, Henry V, Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part 2 and As You Like Like It. On screen he has been seen in Le Weekend, Valkyrie, The History Boys, Parade’s End, Silk, The Hour, Silent Witness and Wire in the Blood.Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show follows a desperate Nathan Detroit in prohibition-era New York. He needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide (Thompson), whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson (Parker), a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen “sinners” for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?The production will feature design by Peter McKintosh, additional choreography by Andrew Wright, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Paul Groothuis, musical supervision/direction/dance arrangements by Gareth Valentine and orchestrations by Larry Blank.The last production of Guys and Dolls in the West End began in summer of 2005 and closed in spring 2007. During the run, helmed by Michael Grandage, the starry cast included Ewan McGregor, Patrick Swayze, Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge and Don Johnson. The most recent Broadway revival opened on March 1, 2009, directed by Des McAnuff and starring Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Craig Bierko and Kate Jennings Grant. View Comments
LEFT-arm spinner Raj Nannan spun his way to a five-wicket haul and the Malteenoes All Stars into the semi-finals of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Unicom T20 tournament on Tuesday night at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket ground at UWI-SPEC in Trinidad and Tobago. The former national U-15 cricketer, who has had several years of cricketing experience in the Twin Island Republic, where he plays in the domestic league, was able to undermine the batting of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) cricket team to hand the visitors an eight-wicket win.The All Stars, made up of a number of Malteenoes Sports Club cricketers, with several invitees, lost the toss and were asked to bowl first.The home team laboured to 123 before they were bowled out in 19.1 overs. A few batsmen had starts, but they were not able to dominate. Keishawn Dillon led the attack with 20 unbeaten runs, but he faced 19 balls in his innings. Shaquille Johnson and Dion Wells batted with a bit more aggression, but the former lost his wicket for 18 from 12 deliveries and Wells for 15 from eight balls.Eventual Man-of-the-Match Nannan, who opened the bowling, led the attack with 5-19 from his four overs, while Anthony Adams and Kellon Carmichael supported with two wickets each.Rain then forced the use of the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method, which revised Malteenoes All Stars target to 94 off 15 overs.With experienced batsmen Robin Bacchus and Trevon Griffith playing some solid strokes, All Stars were able to race to 95-2 in 10.4 overs. Bacchus made 31 from 22 balls and Griffith 27 from 13.Wells was the pick of the Defence Force bowlers with 2-24 from his four overs.The semi-finals are scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday with the final billed for Sunday. The winners of the competition will collect TT$40 000 (approximately G$1.24M).
EAGLE GROVE — Iowa Congressman Steve King says he drank from a toilet tank at a migrant detention center recently to show the water was safe for drinking.NBC News recorded King during a town hall Wednesday in Eagle Grove as he talked about touring detention facilities for asylum-seekers. “I actually went into that cell where it was reported they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet,” King said. “I took a drink out of there and it was actually pretty good, so I have a video tape and I smacked my lips.”King told the crowd in Eagle Grove he hadn’t posted the video online, to help put complaints about conditions in the detention centers “in the rear view mirror.” But after NBC reporter Maura Barrett posted King’s comments online, King tweeted out the video.King, according to the NBC News video, described the system this way to the Eagle Grove audience: “These toilets in these prisons are solid stainless steel. They’re built so that they are semi-indestructible by the inmates that are there and in the back, where the lid would be on our toilet, that’s also sealed and there’s a water fountain there and you push the button and the water comes out and you take a drink That’s how it is. It’s not drinking out of the toilet. It’s drinking out of the water fountain that’s integral with the back of the toilet.”King said he believes a “language barrier” prevented those being held in the cells from understanding the words “potable water” printed on a sign above the tank. A Democrat in congress who visited the detention centers criticized King. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said migrants told her the guards directed them to drink out of the toilet because the water fountain was broken.See the video here. https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/1169362227863797762
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