Vanessa Williams to Join the Cast of After Midnight

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Star Files Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. Along with Lang, the cast currently includes Dule Hill as host, Tony winner Adriane Lenox, Julius “iGlide” Chislom, Virgil J. Gadson, Karine Plantadit and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Related Shows View Comments Fantasia Barrinocenter_img Vanessa Williams Williams received her Tony nomination for playing the Witch in Into the Woods. Her other Broadway credits include The Trip to Bountiful, Kiss of the Spider-Woman and Sondheim on Sondheim. She is well-known for her three-time Emmy nominated performance as Wilhemina Slater on TV’s Ugly Betty, as well as her roles as Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives and Olivia Duran on 666 Park Avenue. Her film credits include Soul Food, Eraser, Dance With Me, Shaft and Hannah Montana: The Movie. As a recording artist, her many hits include “Save the Best For Last,” “You Can’t Run,” “The Right Stuff,” “Dreamin’,” “Runnin’ Back to You” and “Colors of the Wind.” After Midnight Tony nominee Vanessa Williams is the latest special guest star set to board the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. Williams will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 1 and play through May 11. The musical revue, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, started previews on October 18 with Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino the first in a rotating list of stars. Grammy winner K.D. Lang is currently headlining the show through March 9. Grammy winners Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will follow as special guest star March 18 through March 30.last_img read more

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Catholic Schools of Broome County takes part in national celebration

first_imgAnd while faith comes first, Martinkovic says that Academics are front and center as well. “This small community is like a family and that’s what I want for my family and it’s what I want for this community,” he said. The smaller size of a private school also offering what Martinkovic calls a family like atmosphere. A sentiment that one student shared with 12 News after the event. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Catholic Schools of Broome County kicked off Catholic Schools Week as one big family with all four schools coming together for a morning Mass. All four schools joining together at Seton Catholic Central to be a part of this national celebration. “Its an opportunity to be one on one,” Martinkovic said. “Our teachers work so hard to have one on one we can individualize our education here,” he said. “It’s a community that sticks together and it’s a community that is there for each other, so this Seton community has helped me grow as a person” said Seton Catholic Central Senior Dylan Fahs. center_img For administrators it’s a chance to point out what they feel separates Catholic schools from other forms of K-12 education. The celebration of Catholic Schools Week will continue Tuesday with a flag raising at Binghamton City Hall at 11 a.m. “We have a one hundred percent graduation rate here, we offer seventeen AP courses, we partner with SUNY Broome with our fast forward program,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for us around the nation to celebrate catholic schools and the importance that we bring to communities,” he said The Mass was originally scheduled to be led by Syracuse Diocese Bishop Douglas J. Lucia but Bishop Lucia was unable to attend due to an illness. “It’s amazing to see our community come together,” said Seton Central Catholic School Principal Matthew Martinkovic. “We are Catholic Schools, we are community,” he said. last_img read more

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The Watford v Chelsea quiz

first_imgChelsea face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday. How good is your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs? See how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. See also:Preview: Chelsea head to Watford looking to build on encouraging startWatford v Chelsea: five key battlesChelsea boss wary of two Watford dangermenFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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When will you see the Giants’ trade deadline acquisitions in the majors?

first_imgDENVER — Farhan Zaidi’s first trade deadline with the Giants proved to be his most hectic day on the job.The first-year president of baseball operations executed five different deadline deals, acquiring eight players including six prospects who will begin their careers with the Giants in the minor leagues.The Giants subtracted three veteran relievers — Sam Dyson, Mark Melancon and Drew Pomeranz– off their 25-man roster roster in trades, but they weren’t a true “seller” as they hung onto ace …last_img read more

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Two Amanda-Clearcreek FFA teams compete in State Envirothon contest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After placing in the top four in the Area 5 Envirothon, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter sent two teams to compete in the State Envirothon contest on June 8th and 9th at Mohican State Park. This was the first time the chapter has ever had a team qualify for the state contest, and the first time in at least 15 years that a team from Fairfield County has attended.The Envirothon is a contest which tests students’ knowledge on local Wildlife, Aquatics, Forestry, and Soils, as well as requires them to create and present a presentation in a mere four hours. Over 1,500 students compete in this contest across the state in the five area contests, so it is a tremendous honor to make it to the State Contest.This year, Amanda Clearcreek sent two teams. The first, which placed 11th, consisted of Josie Montoney, Josh Metzon, Kayla Luft, Ruth McKnight, and Adrian Wymer. The second team, who placed 13th, consisted of Ashley Pritchard, Billy L’Huillier, Haley Bigham, Trevor Young, and Dylan Mullen.last_img read more

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Money Monday

first_imgBy Barbara O’NeillWhat types of military pay can be used to make Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions?Maj. Gen. Merdith “Bo” Temple is retiring from the U.S. Army after serving a distinguished 37-year military career.Like all workers with earned income from a paycheck, service members can elect to make Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions from their basic pay. In addition, they can contribute from 1% to 100% of any incentive pay, special pay, or bonus pay to their TSP account as long as they also elect to make contributions from their basic pay. Service members can make this election even if they are not currently receiving incentive, special, or bonus pay, and TSP contributions will be deducted in the future if they do receive such pay.It should be noted that TSP contributions from all types of pay must not exceed the Internal Revenue Service section 415(c) annual addition limit for the year for defined contribution plans ($51,000 in 2013). For more information, refer to this article.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars answered by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on February 25, 2013.last_img read more

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