Exclusive Hot Shot! The Blue Man Group Unveils Their First-Ever Orchestral Show at the Hollywood Bowl

first_img Related Shows Blue Man Group View Comments Grab your sunglasses and hop into your convertible, because the guys from Blue Man Group have officially gone Hollywood! The all-blue, all-bald trio will hit the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on September 6 and September 7, where they’ll unveil their brand new orchestral show with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a slew of special guests. The Blue Men will share the giant outdoor concert hall with two-time Grammy-nominee Tracy Bonham, recording artist Butterscotch, Venice Beach Boardwalk performer Harry Perry and more. Take a look at this out-of-this-world Hot Shot of the blue dudes in action, then see them in person at the Hollywood Bowl—and off-Broadway, at the Astor Place Theatre! from $82.50last_img read more


first_imgCHARTER SCHOOLSCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students and have open enrollment. For more information on charter schools in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board website at www.charterschoolboard.ms.gov.HOME SCHOOLINGFor an introduction to home schooling in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Department of Education’s website at www.mdek12.org/OCSA/HS. Here you will find information on home-school rules, regulations and registration.Mississippi Home Educators Association………………………………………………………..662-494-1999www.mhea.net The Mississippi Home Educators Association is a nonprofit organization committed to helping current and prospective home-schoolers with their educational needs.PRIVATE SCHOOLSTo search for local private schools in Mississippi, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch.PUBLIC SCHOOLSHarrison County School District11072 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503………………………………………………………..228-539-6500www.harrison.k12.ms.us The Harrison County School District has one child development center, 12 elementary schools, two elementary and middle schools, two middle schools, three high schools, an alternative school, and a career and technical center.Biloxi Public School District160 St. Peter Ave. Biloxi, MS 39530………………………………………………………….228-374-1810www.biloxischools.net The Biloxi Public School District has six elementary schools, one junior high school and one senior high school.Gulfport School District2001 Pass Road Gulfport, MS 39501…………………………………………………………..228-865-4600www.gulfportschools.org The Gulfport School District has seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and two alternative education programs.Long Beach School District19148 Commission Road Long Beach, MS 39560…………………………………………………………..228-864-1146www.lbsdk12.com The Long Beach School District has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.Pass Christian Public School District6457 Kiln Delisle Road Pass Christian, MS 39571…………………………………………………………….228-255-6200www.pc.k12.ms.us The Pass Christian Public School District has an early childhood center, two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.last_img read more

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX LTD celebrates photographer Tino Pohlmann, plus RCC too…

first_imgCanyon just released a super limited edition of their popular Ultimate road bike, unique in that it is celebrating a photographer not a cyclist. The simple design of the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX LTD takes inspiration from the personal touch of Tino Pohlmann, a Berlin-based photographer whose work we’ve featured documenting Canyon road bikes for the past five years.Plus, there’s a new RCC Ultimate, limited to Rapha Cycling Club members-only…Canyon Ultimate CF SLX LTD, special Tino Pohlmann Artist Editionc. CanyonPohlmann has actually been photographing Canyon athletes since the 2008 Tour de France, and has provided many of the riding shots we’ve shared of new Canyon bikes in recent years. Now Canyon is again highlighting his work with a special Artist Edition of their best-selling road bike. Designed by Pohlmann, the Ultimate CF SLX LTD is said to tell the story of his traditional process…“While looking over old contact sheets with Canyon graphic designer Lukas Beck during a workshop, Pohlmann had the idea for his design of the Ultimate LTD. He used to mark particularly expressive pictures with red sticker dots on his contact sheets to select the negatives he would turn into larger prints. This ritual is how the striking artwork for the top tube of the Ultimate LTD came to be: A section of such a contact sheet is screen printed on the greyscale gradient.”Beyond the toptube contact sheet of the Col du Galibier, the red dot comes back below the seat cluster, overlapping seatstay, seattube & the Zipp 404 rear wheel.The Artist Edition bike comes with a special signed booklet telling the story of the bike in greater detail, and highlight some of Pohlmann’s work documenting cycling.2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX LTDLimited to just 50 complete bikes worldwide, the 6000€ Canyon Ultimate CF SLX LTD gets a suitably high-end build. It starts with a light CF SLX frame (not the even lighter CFR) and one-piece carbon CP10 cockpit, and gets a wireless SRAM Force eTap AXS 2×12 groupset, tubeless-ready 58mm deep Zipp 404 wheels, non-tubeless Conti GP5000 tires & a Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow saddle (claimed weight 7.59kg complete). The limited edition bike is available in the full six size range, but obviously with limited availability.Rapha Cycling Club X Canyon: The Ultimate CollaborationRapha also has their own limited edition Canyon Ultimate, too. Dubbed “The Ultimate” club road bike, the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc RCC brings the popular black bike with its pink & gray strips back into the hands of RCC members – but now with sparkles.The limited edition RCC X Canyon bike gets a more premium build than the Rapha rental fleet, plus a glittering, high-gloss paint job and a nice pink Rapha logo on the toptube.2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc RCCThe 5200€ RCC build is quite similar to the Tino Pohlmann bike, but starts with the slightly heavier CF SL carbon frameset. It gets the same SRAM Force eTap AXS 2×12 group but includes a set of SRAM power meter cranks. It also opts for slightly less deep 50mm DT Swiss ARC 1400 wheels. In the end that saved a few grams to a claimed RCC bike weight of 7.46kg.Just 250 of the RCC Ultimates will be made, and you’ll need to go through Rapha to get the private link to buy one direct from Canyon, and your RCC membership will be verified before Canyon will send you the bike. Some sizes are in stock now, while other will have to wait until the new year…Canyon.com & Rapha.comlast_img read more

Ben Platt & Charlie Carver Warm Our Hearts in New ‘Ease My Mind’ Music Video

first_imgBen Platt & Charlie Carver We’re counting down the days until the March 29 release of Ben Platt’s debut album Sing to Me Instead. In advance of the album’s premiere, the Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner has been offering up samples, first with the moving number “Bad Habit” and now the soothing and romantic “Ease My Mind,” both of which feature Broadway’s The Boys in the Band alum Charlie Carver. Watch the talented duo below, pre-order the full album and check out Platt on tour this spring. View Commentslast_img read more

Mission Hills residents settle FTC payday loan scheme case as speculation surrounds involvement in St. Ann capital campaign

first_imgThe Federal Trade Commission this week announced that Tim Coppinger and Frampton “Ted” Rowland, the Mission Hills residents accused of bilking millions of dollars from low income citizens in an online payday lending scheme, had agreed to a settlement.Under the settlement, Coppinger and his associated companies face redress judgments of approximately $32 million, while Rowland and his companies face redress judgements of approximately $22 million.“I’m told we expect to collect substantial assets from the defendants,” said FTC spokesman Frank Dorman. “The court froze their bank accounts, and the funds in those accounts will be surrendered as part of the settlement.”In addition to the funds in the frozen bank accounts, the two will also be required to make additional cash payments.But it’s what Coppinger and Rowland may have done with with their allegedly ill-begotten money before they were charged that has caught the attention of some people in northeast Johnson County. Both Coppinger and Rowland are involved in the St. Ann Catholic Church community. A St. Ann parishoner tells the Prairie Village Post that both Coppinger and Rowland — along with Steve Zanone, another St. Ann member tied up in payday lending — were involved in efforts to land major donations for the capital campaign launched a few years ago to pay for the new chapel expected to be dedicated next month.The impact of payday loan money at St. Ann has been the subject of scrutiny since the Pitch ran a lengthy story in December 2013. Jim Fitzpatrick, the former Kansas City Star reporter who now writes at his blog JimmyCSays, does a good job of laying out the latest concerns in his newest post.St. Ann’s Father Keith Lunsford on Wednesday declined to say whether Coppinger or Rowland had made contributions to the capital campaign, which raised more than $8 million for the new chapel.“It is our policy not to disclose any financial information on our parishioners since these matters are confidential in nature,” Lunsford said.But he did explicitly deny that either Coppinger or Rowland had served in formal leadership roles on the capital campaign committee or steering committee.“I can definitively state that neither individual served those roles or in any other leadership position on the capital campaign,” he said.Dorman said the FTC had not looked into how Coppinger or Rowland had spent the money from the alleged payday lending schemes.“We can’t speak to how they spent their money prior to our suit,” he said.last_img read more

April is #brassmoneymonth

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This year marks the 11th annual national designation of April as Financial Literacy Month. Last year, the brass Student Program hosted a very successful poster and movie trailer contest to celebrate.This year, we’re asking high school students and teachers to get out their camera phones to snap creative Instagram photos demonstrating ways to save, make a budget, use credit responsibly and give back to their school or community. The 2014 #brassmoneymonth contest begins April 1st, with a new money-related theme each week.#brassmoneymonth doesn’t just stop at Instagram, though. Financial fun facts and trivia questions will be posted on the brass Facebook and Twitter feeds every day during April.Check out our contest page for the full rundown of how you can get involved and what participants can win. You can visit this page for all the fine print. continue reading »last_img read more

The Fascinating Science Behind ‘Talking’ With Your Hands

first_imgThe Huffington Post:If someone has ever made fun of you for making elaborate hand gestures while talking — or you’ve seen footage of yourself speaking, only to be horrified by your flailing forearms — don’t be too concerned.According to psychologists, those gestures probably are helping you express your thoughts more effectively.“Hand gestures are really a powerful aspect of communication, from both the speaker’s and the listener’s end,” Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman, body language expert and author of The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work and The Silent Language of Leaders, told The Huffington Post. …“Gesture-speech mismatches” occur when we convey something with our hands that doesn’t seem to match up with what we’re saying. Depending on your age, this may be a sign that you’re learning, according to University of Chicago psychologist Dr. Susan Golden-Meadow.“Children who produce gesture-speech mismatches on a task may have information relevant to solving the task literally at their fingertips and could, as a result, be on the cusp of learning how to solve that task,” she wrote in a 2006 paper published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.Read the whole story: The Huffington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Anti-Anadarko Flotilla Sailing Towards Drill Site Off New Zealand

first_imgThe Oil Free Seas flotilla has set sail today from Auckland  and Kaikoura, to confront Anadarko’s drillship over 100 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand.“Texan oil company Anadarko is due to start drilling around the middle to the end of November, using the previously untested drill ship the Nobel Bob Douglas,” the Oil Free Seas said in a statement, adding that the move is in line “with our country’s long tradition of peaceful protest at sea”.The flotilla, made up of 7 boats, is a loose association of individuals and boat owners who “oppose deep-sea drilling and the new legislation that takes away New Zealander’s long-standing right to peacefully protest at sea. One of the boats taking part, the Vega, also sailed against French nuclear tests in the Pacific.”“We love New Zealand, and this country is what it is because kiwis have stood up for what we believe in. I was on board the SV Vega protesting against French nuclear testing in the Pacific in the 70’s. Nuclear testing in the Pacific wasn’t right and deep-sea oil drilling in the Tasman is not right either. We will not be bullied into submission by big oil or dubious laws,” said Anna Horne of Oil Free Seas Flotilla.Earlier this year, the Government announced a new law to ban aspects of protesting at sea. Now known as the ‘Anadarko Amendment’, it states ‘that it is illegal to interfere with any structure or ship that is in an offshore area that is to be used in mining activities, with an exclusion zone of 500 meters.’“By being there we are saying to Anadarko that they are not welcome here doing this kind of activity. This law suits the suits, but not the environment and the wishes of the people of New Zealand” said Anna Horne.[mappress]November 11, 2013last_img read more

Public Meeting Planned for Menekaunee Harbor Dredging (USA)

first_imgA public meeting to discuss the disposal of dredged material from Menekaunee Harbor will be held by the Department of Natural Resources from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday April 24 at Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Ave., conference room 214.The City of Marinette has proposed to dredge within the Menekaunee Harbor to increase harbor depth, allowing for safer navigation of watercraft and the potential return of recreational boating to the harbor.The city has asked DNR to grant an exemption from solid waste regulations to dispose of approximately 22,500 cubic yards of dredged material on property owned by the city and described as parcel No. 24 at the west end of Murray Street.The DNR has made a preliminary determination that the proposed action would not result in significant adverse environmental effects.The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the proposal.There will be a brief introduction and explanation of the project by DNR and city representatives.The meeting will then be opened up for questions and comments.Written comments relating to this project are also welcome and may be sent to hydrogeologist Greg Tilkens, Department of Natural Resources, 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay WI 54307. Comments will be accepted through April 23.All public comments will be considered by DNR when making a decision on whether to approve of the project.[mappress]Press Release, April 11, 2014last_img read more

Leviathan partners strike gas supply deal with Jordan’s NEPCO

first_imgNoble Energy informed that the partners in the Leviathan field signed a gas sales and purchase agreement with the National Electric Power Company of Jordan (NEPCO).Under the agreement, the Leviathan partners will supply NEPCO with a gross quantity of approximately 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the Leviathan field, or 300 million cubic feet per day over a 15-year term, Noble Energy said in its statement.The buyer has the option to purchase an incremental 50 MMcf/d for a total of up to 350 MMcf/d.Natural gas supplied under this agreement will include industry-typical take-or-pay commitments, with pricing linked to Brent oil and a firm floor price, Noble said, adding that the gross contract revenues are estimated to be at US$10 billion.The agreement follows deals with the Jordan Bromine Company and the Arab Potash Company, which will establish first gas exports to Jordan from the Tamar field in late 2016.J. Keith Elliott, Senior Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean said that, including Israel sales contracts, total contracted volumes have reached between 400 MMcf/d and 450 MMcf/d from the field with an estimated 22 Tcf of recoverable natural gas resources, and a final investment decision could be reached by the end of 2016.The Company expects to complete construction and field development to deliver the first gas from Leviathan in as little as three years following sanction. The initial Leviathan field development will be a subsea tie-back to a shallow-water platform with a pipeline connection through to Jordan.Noble Energy operates Leviathan with a 39.66 percent working interest, with other interest owners being Delek Drilling with 22.67 percent, Avner Oil Exploration with 22.67 percent, and Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) Limited Partnership with the remaining 15 percent.last_img read more