Hamilton Wins 11 Tony Awards

first_imgDaveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Is the world wide enough for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trophy cabinet? As expected, the much-lauded Broadway hit Hamilton dominated the 70th Annual Tony Awards, bringing home a total of 11 trophies, from a record-breaking 16 nominations. It was just one short of The Producers’ record 12 wins, but exceeded Billy Elliot’s total of 10.The Hamilton haul included Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Actor in a Musical for Leslie Odom Jr. and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Daveed Diggs. The Color Purple won Best Musical Revival, with Cynthia Erivo picking up Best Actress in a Musical for the tuner. The Humans won Best Play, with A View From the Bridge picking up Best Play Revival.A complete list of winners is below.Best MusicalHamiltonBest PlayThe Humans by Stephen KaramBest Revival of a MusicalThe Color PurpleBest Revival of a PlayA View From the BridgeBest Leading Actress in a MusicalCynthia Erivo, The Color PurpleBest Leading Actor in a MusicalLeslie Odom Jr., HamiltonBest Leading Actress in a PlayJessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into NightBest Leading Actor in a PlayFrank Langella, The FatherBest Featured Actress in a MusicalRenée Elise Goldsberry, HamiltonBest Featured Actor in a MusicalDaveed Diggs, HamiltonBest Featured Actress in a PlayJayne Houdyshell, The HumansBest Featured Actor in a PlayReed Birney, The HumansBest Direction of a MusicalThomas Kail, HamiltonBest Direction of a PlayIvo van Hove, A View From the BridgeBest ChoreographyAndy Blankenbuehler, HamiltonBest ScoreLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonBest Book of a MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonBest OrchestrationsAlex Lacamoire, HamiltonBest Scenic Design of a MusicalDavid Rockwell, She Loves MeBest Scenic Design of a PlayDavid Zinn, The HumansBest Costume Design of a MusicalPaul Tazewell, HamiltonBest Costume Design of a PlayClint Ramos, EclipsedBest Lighting Design of a MusicalHowell Binkley, HamiltonBest Lighting Design of a PlayNatasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into NightShows With Multiple Wins:Hamilton – 11The Humans – 4A View From the Bridge – 2Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 2The Color Purple – 2Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive CategoriesSpecial Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the TheatreSheldon HarnickMarshall W. MasonSpecial Tony AwardNational Endowment for the ArtsMiles WilkinRegional Theatre Tony AwardPaper Mill PlayhouseIsabelle Stevenson Tony AwardBrian Stokes MitchellTony Honors for Excellence in the TheatreSeth GelblumJoan LaderSally Ann Parsons View Commentslast_img read more

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel raises over $5,000 for Vermont Foodbank with 2nd annual charity sale

first_imgOn Saturday, December 10, Vermonters shopped till they dropped ‘ and raised over $5,000 to fight hunger.Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 2nd annual Charity Sale in December, and the store and its customers collectively raised over $5,000 for Lenny’s chosen charity partner, the Vermont Foodbank. This morning, Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.Lenny’s customers purchased tickets, for $5 each, to the one-day sale. With that ticket, customers qualified for substantial discounts on top gift items throughout the store. More than 550 tickets were sold, and 100% of the proceeds from those ticket sales went directly to the Foodbank. Each $5 ticket sold enabled the Foodbank to help provide 30 meals for Vermonters in need.In addition to the ticket proceeds, Lenny’s also donated a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit the Foodbank, making for a total donation of $5,148.‘We’re happy with the success of this event, and we’re so pleased to be able to make this kind of donation to the Vermont Foodbank,’ said Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy. ‘We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support – not only of a local business like Lenny’s – but also of the Vermont Foodbank. That’s the true spirit of the holiday season, and we’re so proud to have been a part of it. We’ll definitely be looking to do more of these sales in the future.’Barre, VTVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2010, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonterslast_img read more

2nd Victim Dies in Medford Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 58-year-old Lake Grove woman died over the weekend following a hit-and-run crash that left a man dead, injured two others and a driver arrested in Medford a week prior, Suffolk County police said.Lynn May was standing next to her parked vehicle when she was hit by a Hyundai Santa Fe driven eastbound on Granny Road by 61-year-old Kathy Horan of Medford on Friday, Feb. 19.Horan, who allegedly fled the scene, also struck 28-year-old Peter Quoma of Selden, and his two passengers who were standing near his parked Nissan Maxima.Quoma, who died shortly after the crash, had hit the Lake Grove woman’s car moments before he was hit, police said.Horan’s bail was set at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash. She is due back in court April 4.last_img read more

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee says Monday’s rally is just a ‘baby step,’ market could go 10% higher

first_img(This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only).Fundstrat’s Tom Lee said Monday’s sharp rally on Wall Street was just the opening chapter of what could be an even larger run before year end.Stocks soared on Monday after Pfizer announced that preliminary data showed its vaccine candidate was more 90% effective in preventing Covid-19, fueling a rapid rise in some of the most beaten-down stocks. Lee said on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” that investors were shifting into bets on strong economic growth. Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global AdvisorsScott Mlyn | CNBC – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

China denies city discriminating against ‘African brothers’

first_imgThe alert advised African-Americans to stay away from the Guangzhou metropolitan area, warning that the city’s authorities had told bars and restaurants to refuse to serve people who “appear to be of African origin” and launched mandatory tests and self-quarantine of anyone with “African contacts.”Denying any such discrimination, the foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that China treats all foreigners equally.”It is irresponsible and immoral for the US to sow discord,” Zhao said. “Its attempt to drive a wedge between China and Africa will never succeed.”The ambassadors’ note highlighted a number of reported incidents, including that Africans were being ejected from hotels in the middle of the night, having their passports seized, and threatened with revocation of visas, deportation or arrest. Ghana’s foreign minister and the leader of Nigeria’s lower house of parliament have also separately met with the Chinese ambassador to their respective countries last week about the reports of mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou.Zhao did not directly comment on the ambassadors’ note, but said Guangdong has rolled out “new measures” and that Beijing is working with the relevant African nations to resolve the issue. He did not elaborate on what the new measures were.Having largely stamped out in-country transmission of the coronavirus, authorities in China are worried that one of the biggest risks of a second wave in the epidemic stems for infected people coming from abroad.Imported cases of the virus have largely involved Chinese citizens returning home, rather than foreigners. On Sunday, China reported 108 new cases – the most in almost six weeks. Over 90% were imported cases, of which Chinese returning from Russia accounted for about half.  China dismissed on Monday allegations leveled by African and US diplomats that foreigners of African appearance in the city of Guangzhou were being subjected to forceful testing for coronavirus, quarantine and ill treatment.”We do not have discrimination in China against African brothers,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing, accusing the United States of trying to exploit the issue to harm Beijing’s relations with African nations.A group of African ambassadors in Beijing had written to China’s State Councilor Wang Yi drawing attention to the discrimination that Africans were encountering in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, after which the US consulate in the city also issued an alert to citizens.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Properties hit record prices in popular suburb

first_imgThe home at 79 Lanham Ave, Grange. Picture: realestate.com.auA RENOVATED Queenslander in a sought-after pocket in Grange has sold for $1.7 million — matching the record sale price for a home on 607sq m in the suburb.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 79 Lanham Ave attracted 130 inspections and seven registered bidders at auction.Marketing agent Ray White Wilston principal Alistair Macmillan said the buyers lived locally and were upgrading.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“What was a real attraction was the location in proximity to Wilston State School and the ovals behind the house,” he said. The home at 79 Lanham Ave, Grange. Picture: realestate.com.au.“We attracted at least eight inspections from interstate buyers that saw the home advertised in The Courier-Mail and flew up for an inspection.” An architectural extension was added to the original 1930s house, blending cutting-edge design with the charm of a Queenslander.Features include open-plan living and dining areas upstairs with elevated parkland views, wine cellar, open fire pit, pool and entertaining area. Quality finishes include natural concrete, matt black fixtures and timber tones. Grange is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $904,000, according to property analytics company CoreLogic.last_img read more

Sydney and Melbourne home prices to fall, Brisbane tipped for modest growth

first_imgSQM Research has downgraded its forecast for Brisbane home prices. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.A LEADING property analysis firm has downgraded its forecasts for the Brisbane property market in 2018, but still expects modest home price growth.SQM Research now predicts home prices in the Queensland capital to either remain unchanged or increase by up to 3 per cent this year on the back of weak auction results and the investor lending crackdown.That’s a significant revision from its previous forecast of a rise in prices in the range of 3 to 7 per cent. But not as bad as the outlook for Sydney and Melbourne, where SQM expects home prices to fall by up to 4 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBut he pointed out that relatively few properties went to auction in Brisbane, with private treaty campaigns being the preferred method of sale. The number of properties listed for sale in Brisbane has been trending higher in recent months, mostly driven by inner-city units.“Building approvals are falling and this will eventually help absorption levels of existing surplus stock,” Mr Christopher said.“However given the very slow investor take up, it will take many months before the market returns back to equilibrium.” WHERE LAND IS IN DEMAND SQM Research has downgraded its forecast for Brisbane home prices. Picture: Richard Walker.Nationally, SQM Research has also revised its forecast for home price growth across all the capital cities from -2 per cent to +2 per cent.Mr Christopher said the main reason for the large forecast range for most cities was SQM’s uncertainty about the impact of the recent lifting of investment property credit growth limits by APRA. “Our expectation is a muted response from property investors,” he noted on Twitter. THIS MARKET TIPPED TO TAKE OFF SQM Research has downgraded its forecast for home price growth in five capital cities. Picture: SQM Research. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE SQM Research founder Louis Christopher blamed a recent drop in auction activity for the Brisbane downgrade.“Auction activity has been weak with stated clearance rates well below 50 per cent and on some weekends, below 40 per cent,” he said. “Unreported rates have been very high, suggesting real auction clearance rates could be even lower than these published levels.” SQM Research has downgraded its outlook for capital city home prices.Dwelling price forecasts for Brisbane vary greatly among analysts and lenders.In October 2017, Propertyology predicted growth of 3 per cent to 6 per cent for the Brisbane property market in 2018, while ANZ tipped growth to fall 0.1 per cent.last_img read more

Talent order

first_imgTalent orderGERMANY’s regional Ostmecklenburgische Eisenbahn has become the first independent railway to place a series order for the Talent lightweight diesel railcar developed by Bombardier Eurorail. The prototype built last year by Waggonfabrik Talbot in Aachen is currently undergoing a four-month revenue service demonstration on Netherlands Railways’ Leeuwarden – Sneek – Stavoren branch in northeast Friesland.OME’s parent Neubrandenburger Verkehrs AG has ordered nine 3-car units for DM32m. Due for delivery in 1998, they will be built by Talbot, on the same production line as the 120 similar sets ordered by German Railway last June. olast_img read more

Montserrat police officer charged with assault after investigation

first_imgGovernor Adrian Davis. Photo credit: gov.msBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — A member of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) has been charged with assault and several other offences following a three-week investigation by visiting officers from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda police forces.This was confirmed by Governor Adrian Davis in a press release on Monday. “A member of the Royal Montserrat Police Service has been charged with the offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wounding, disorderly conduct, and threatening language,” stated the release. The officer has since been taken before the Magistrate and was later released on bail.The charges stem from an incident which occurred in the village of Drummonds following the arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of December 17, 2011. The officer now charged was suspended from duty while another senior officer was sent on compulsory leave pending further investigation.Early in January, Davis requested assistance from law enforcement officials from the Bermuda and Cayman Islands police forces. Six officers have been on island supporting the ongoing investigating led by Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris and were scheduled to leave the island on Monday.“Their report will be considered by the relevant authorities and further measures, if considered necessary and justified, will be taken. The public will continue to be kept informed of any further significant developments,” the release ended.by Nerissa GoldenCaribbean News Now Tweet NewsRegional Montserrat police officer charged with assault after investigation by: – February 7, 2012 Share 45 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Lemery local jailed over improvised gun

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Lemery police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN ILOILO City – For illegal possession offirearm, a man was arrested in Barangy Velasco, Lemery, Iloilo. Gonzales was caught at a policecheckpoint around 4:39 p.m. on Jan. 14, the report added. He was 37-year-old Kenny Gonzales ofPoblacion North West, Lemery, a police report showed. When frisked, Gonzales yielded animprovised .38-caliber revolver with 12 live bullets and four live bullets of a.22- caliber revolver. last_img read more