See Glenn Close & the Cast of Sunset Boulevard Prep for the Musical’s Broadway Return

first_img Star Files Related Shows Glenn Close The cast of ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Sunset Boulevardcenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017 Following the English National Opera’s lauded revival, Sunset Boulevard is headed back to the Great White Way, and fans are eager to witness Glenn Close reprise her Tony-winning performance as Norma Desmond. The cast met the press on January 25, and was in on the action to snap hot shots of Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Lonny Price and stars Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson. Take a look as the all-star cast gets ready for their close-up, and be sure to catch this eagerly anticipated revival when it begins performances at the Palace Theatre on February 2. Opening night is set for February 9, and the limited engagement is scheduled to run through May 28.last_img read more

Faceoff specialist Paduda heads into 2015 season at full strength after tearing ligaments in right hand

first_img Published on February 4, 2015 at 12:35 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Cal Paduda couldn’t take faceoffs anymore. Any resistance on his right hand, he had to drop the stick.“I was playing defense on Matt Walters in practice,” Paduda said. “I was running down with him and I pushed out against him and I felt a really weird feeling in my hand.“I thought it was broken.”Every MRI came up negative, so he played his entire freshman year with what he thought was a bad bruise on his finger. He wouldn’t find out for a year that his bruise was actually torn ligaments that were supposed to hold his knuckle in place.Two surgeries and months of chronic pain forced Paduda to take on a different role for Syracuse, providing moral support and advice for his teammates while he rehabbed. When the redshirt sophomore debuts this season, it’ll be his first game action since the 2013 NCAA championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe hiatus in game action for Paduda put him at a disadvantage in competing with transfer Ben Williams to be SU’s primary faceoff specialist, but head coach John Desko spoke highly of how far Paduda’s come.“The lack of learning a new technique and not getting any practice hurt him,” Desko said. “… For Cal to turn around with such little practice time to get himself in a two-, three-spot right now has been pretty impressive.”After Paduda’s original injury in January 2013, he kept trying to play. He heavily wrapped his right ring finger and slid it into his glove before taking the field. The pain; however, failed to subside.After numerous doctor visits after his freshman season, he didn’t have surgery to repair the ligaments until March 2014. The injury sidelined him for the entirety of last season, changing Paduda’s role on the team from competitor to cheerleader of fellow faceoff specialist, Chris Daddio.“(Chris and I) were working really hard to restore our team’s faith in us after the national championship game,” Paduda said. “I would still talk to Chris on the sidelines during games about what the other guy was doing and what was working for him. “The only thing I could really do was help support Chris.”Several weeks after surgery, it was clear that the doctor’s suggestion of three months of inactivity would not nearly be enough time. Paduda couldn’t hold a stick in his right hand without pain.He said the frustration continued to mount, with the looming thought that he would need another surgery. He credited his mother for spearheading the effort to find the right doctor who properly operated on Paduda’s injured ligaments.As a lacrosse coach of 20 years, she knew just how inhibiting the lingering hand pain of her son was. “When you’re rehabbing and you can’t use your hands, you have to do other things to put yourself in a position to compete for the next season,” said Deb Paduda, his mother. “Your head has to be in it to do what you can to contribute.”After being cleared by his doctor just weeks ago, Paduda is finally back at full strength. In Syracuse’s scrimmages against Towson and Bucknell on Saturday, Paduda went a combined 8-for-10 at the X.Williams is going to be Desko’s first option at the faceoff X, and Paduda said his job right now is to help him out and tell him what he’s noticing. He’s not concerned with how much playing time he’ll get right now; he’s just glad to be in the conversation about who could get playing time.“It’s not my job to worry about (playing time),” Paduda said. “It’s my job to control what I can, like my attitude and my work ethic and how much I put into it.“I’m just really excited to start.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wednesday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgHow much do you know about Chelsea magician Juan Mata? Find out by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-61] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Arcata uses 23-2 first quarter to cruise to a NorCal playoff win over Half Moon Bay

first_imgArcata >> Calling it an impressive performance would be an understatement.On Saturday, the fourth-seeded Tigers, on the strength of forward Kaylie McCracken’s 19 points and a staunch zone defense, caged the No. 5 Half Moon Bay Cougars 58-36 in a NorCal Championships Division IV quarterfinal game.“Tonight was just a great team effort,” Arcata head coach Dusty Scofield said after the game. “We’ve been preaching all year to get after it defensively. I feel like tonight we can say that we were …last_img

Book brings Mandela’s quotes to life

first_img12 October 2010Nelson Mandela’s new book, Conversations with Myself, draws from the great man’s vast personal archive to offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life, giving readers access to the private man behind the public figure.“Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement ahead of Tuesday’s worldwide release of the book.“Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive … from letters written in the darkest hours of Mandela’s 27 years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom.”Mandela’s personal archive spans 80 years, comprises many thousands of pages and includes diaries, letters, personal notes and audio recordings.“Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles in the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost 70 hours of recorded conversations,” the foundation says.“An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations With Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.”Introduced with a foreword by US President Barack Obama, Conversations with Myself was published worldwide in 22 editions and 20 languages on 12 October 2010.Compiled by the Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue, the book allows for the first time unhindered insight into the human side of the icon.“In these pages he is neither an icon nor a saint,” the foundation says. “Here he is like you and me.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Brand South Africa’s CEO urges citizens to play their part in 2016

first_img31 December 2015, Johannesburg – The year 2016 is hours away and, when I reflect on 2015, I am filled with pride at being a citizen of our amazing country.When analysts and historians look at the history of our democracy, 2015 will go down as the year when citizens stood up to call on lawmakers, politicians and leaders to build the country we want. It was the year when we had to, collectively, confront serious issues about our democracy including the symbols that best reflect our nation, the way in which we relate to each other as citizens of the country and the continent and how to go about empowering young people to develop the skills and resources they will need as leaders of the future.We saw active citizenship come to the fore as a reality rather than as a slogan. Technology and new media have enabled thousands of people to coalesce around issues physically and virtually. Despite the turbulence of the year, it has really been exciting and has inspired new ways of engagement in our country.What must now be asked is how do we harness this spirit going forward? Active citizenship is the essence of democracy. A democracy is built and protected by all citizens, not just government. For a democracy to flourish, we must see constant engagement, and action, on issues that affect a nation. Democracy by its nature, knows no hierarchy and is not owned by any sector of society. In 2016, Brand South Africa calls on all citizens of our country to continue to play your part by engaging with issues that affect our country.One of the fundamental freedoms of living in a democracy is the right to vote and this is one which thousands of South Africans have spared neither life nor limb to fight for. It is a right that must be honoured and protected by all eligible citizens. And this is best done by registering to vote and then casting your vote for the leaders of your choice. In 2016 we will have an opportunity to vote in the Local Government Elections through which we can choose the leaders who will directly impact on the quality of our communities on a daily basis.In 2016, I also invite citizens to fly the South African flag proudly as we have in previous years. Our country is well known for its hospitality, friendliness and welcoming nature. Our sports teams drive pride and patriotism particularly when our country is, amongst others, successfully represented on an international stage. Our cities are building strong brands that support the nation brand and are receiving recognition for their work. South Africa remains an attractive investment destination and our manufacturing sector also contributes positively to our national reputation.The brand of our country is built by all citizens playing their part towards a common goal. Let the common goal be for our country to be recognised as a globally competitive nation that is an attractive and sought after destination. Slogans cannot achieve this. We must, as citizens of our country, drive this agenda to build the country we want.I urge all citizens in 2016 to focus on building the country we want in a constructive manner. I look forward to you playing your part to move South Africa forward. And I thank you for continuing to inspire change.I wish you, your families and loved ones a year filled with success and happiness. Best wishes.Mr Kingsley MakhubelaCEOlast_img read more

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Man arrested for entering cargo area at San Diego International Airport

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man suspected of entering a cargo area at the San Diego International Airport without permission Friday was arrested by Harbor police officers.Around 5:15 a.m., Harbor police responded to reports of trespassing at the Delta cargo facility on the airport grounds.The man was confronted by several airport workers, who kept an eye on the suspect until Harbor Police came to detain him, San Diego Regional Airport Authority spokesman Jon Graves said.How and why the man entered the facility was not immediately known. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 Man arrested for entering cargo area at San Diego International Airport Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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