Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell to Headline Fool for Love on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Fool For Love Related Shows View Comments Manhattan Theatre Club has two new productions on the horizon: the Broadway debut of Sam Shepard’s 1982 play Fool for Love, starring Tony winner Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell (reprising their roles from the summer’s Williamstown Theatre Festival production), and a new comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.Fool for Love, directed by Daniel Aukin, explores the tangled relationship of two former lovers in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert. It will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 15 with opening night set for October 8.Arianda won a Tony Award for her performance in MTC’s Venus in Fur was nominated for Born YesterdayTales from Red Vienna off-Broadway. Her film and TV credits include The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Midnight in Paris, Tower Heist, Win Win, Higher Ground, 30 Rock and The Good Wife. Rockwell appeared on Broadway in A Behanding in Spokane. He appeared off-Broadway in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Goose-Pimples and Face Divided. His film credits include Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Green Mile, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens and the upcoming Poltergeist.Lindsay-Abaire’s  Ripcord, directed by David Hyde Pierce and starring Tony winner Mary-Louise Wilson and Marylouise Burke, will begin performances at New York City Center – Stage I on September 29 and open on October 20.The comedy is set in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, where a cantankerous resident (Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with an overly chipper new arrival (Burke).Wilson won a Tony Award for Grey Gardens and was nominated for the last revival of Cabaret. Her other stage credits include 4,000 Miles, Full Gallop, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Bosoms and Neglect and The Beard of Avon. Burke appeared in Lindsay–Abaire’s Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo. Her Broadway credits include Into the Woods, Is He Dead? and the upcoming Fish in the Dark.Additional casting for both shows will be announced in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Gregory J. Lamping

first_imgGregory J. Lamping, age 47 of Hamburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Born October 6, 1969 in Batesville, he is the son of Edith (Nee: Merkel) and Joseph Lamping.  He worked for Gauck Concrete Construction just shy of 30 years.Greg enjoyed hanging out with his friends having a beer or stopping in at Obermeyer’s Marathon to shoot the breeze.  A fan of the old shows on TV Land, he also liked westerns as well as watching football, basketball and baseball, usually with a bowl of popcorn.  According to his family, Greg liked grill outs, fried chicken, was partial to chocolate chip cookies and loved to hop in his truck to take a ride in the country.Greg is survived by his mother Eydie of Hamburg; sisters Diane (Steve) Fullenkamp, Donna Hoeing, both of Batesville, Cindy Lamping of Stamford, Connecticut; brother Mike Lamping of Hamburg; four nieces and nephews as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father, brother Dan Lamping and brother-in-law John “Buck” Hoeing.Visitation is Monday, April 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating and burial will follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery.  The family requests memorials to St. Anne’s Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

The Future of Microsoft’s Xbox? Interactive “TV”

first_imgTags:#365 Days#film#gaming#Microsoft#web#YouTube Related Posts The future of Microsoft’s Xbox appears to be moving briskly toward interactive TV, based on a high-profile hire of CBS Entertainment’s former television chief and the launch of two interactive TV “programs” that tap into Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral. This week, Microsoft hired Nancy Tellem, the former CBS exec, to run a dedicated Xbox content studio. As Microsoft’s new Entertainment & Digital Media president. Tellem will work under Don A. Mattrick, the president of the company’s Interactive Entertainment Business. That’s the unit that developed the Xbox, the Kinect and the Mediaroom software that quietly powers a number of the world’s set-top boxes.This means the woman who greenlit hits like “CSI,” “Survivor,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The King of Queens” – and helped create “Friends” and “ER” – is now developing content for Microsoft. Wow.Tellem’s new studio will design “interactive and linear content for Xbox and other devices,” according to Microsoft. “In addition to running the production studio, she will help spearhead the company’s efforts to turn Xbox into a destination where consumers can enjoy all their entertainment in one place.”Microsoft Wants To Lure New ContentAccording to analyst Richard Doherty, who tracks the intersection of technology and content for the Envisioneering Group, Tellem will be responsible for luring new content to the Microsoft Xbox platform, competing with Google’s YouTube and Netflix in what he characterized as a bidding war. She also will be tasked with working with content providers to help develop content like the two new Kinect programs, “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, that launched Tuesday.The Xbox remains the most socially connected entertainment platform, Doherty said, despite the Sony PlayStation’s best efforts. And that is going to appeal to Hollywood’s content mavens.“J.J. Abrams was constrained by what ABC could do with ‘Lost,‘” Doherty said. “There wasn’t Twitter when it started – the show would still flash ‘Go to’ when the show aired. When I talked to Abrams years ago at a Digital Hollywood [conference] with his production team that was with him, they were planning for social media that wasn’t there yet.”“[Tellem] probably is the most important influx of new DNA, entertainment DNA, into a tech company, since Terry Semel at Yahoo,” Doherty said, referring to the former co-chief executive of Warner Bros. who was ousted in 2007 after netting more than $500 million in stock and other compensation.Coincidentally or not, Microsoft on Tuesday also announced the release of two interactive pieces of content that bring a new dimension to the concept of “program”: Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV. Both pieces of interactive software ask the children watching them to participate, such as clapping their hands or jumping up and down. Xbox: Stumbling Toward Interactive TVThe Xbox, of course, began life as a game console, adding downloadable movies to the Xbox 360 way back in 2006 with the Xbox Live Marketplace. Netflix added streaming movies to the platform in the summer of 2008. Microsoft’s Kinect ushered in a new level of interactivity in 2010, but only to games specifically designed for the motion-sensing peripheral. Kinect’s voice commands could also be used to seek out TV shows and movies as a voice-operated remote control. In December 2011, Microsoft added the ability to retrieve programming from Verizon FiOS and Comcast’s Xfinity services via the Xbox interface.Microsoft first tried its hand at TV-inspired interactivity in 2009 with “1 vs. 100 Live” and “1 vs. 100 Extended Play,” two related shows that let Xbox players compete – live – in a virtual version of the TV game show 1 vs. 100. Over two seasons, U.S. and U.K. players could participate in hosted live events that ran between 30 minutes and two hours. The show was entirely free, with revenue generated from advertisements, just like “real” TV.“Gaming is usually a premeditated experience where you know what you want to play ahead of time,“ said Manuel Bronstein, director of 1 vs 100, told The Los Angeles Times in 2009. “We wanted to create an impulsive experience that players might discover in the same way they flip on the TV and browse the channels.”According to reports, however, the show suffered from lack of revenues because Microsoft shuffled it around too much internally, not devoting enough resources to sales and marketing. markhachman Kinect Sesame Street: A Glimpse Of The Future?Leticia Barr, the founder of the Tech Savvy Mama blog, and one of the testers for “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, said that her kids couldn’t really tell whether the games were a TV show or not.“They were talking about that was kind of a show, but there were times when we could go in and play, with the favorite characters, and they were talking about how this was a hybrid of a show and a game at the same time,” Barr said. “It wasn’t one or the other. It was this very fluid combination of both.”(Both “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV” are available in disc form and as a download through via Xbox Live, according to the Associated Press. For $30, users can purchase a package that includes eight 30-minute episodes on two discs. Users can also purchase single episodes for $5.)Making Cents Of It AllIn Dec. 2011, Microsoft refreshed its Xbox Live software, adding new movie and television content the more than 65 entertainment apps already available – including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, MLB.TV, ESPN, YouTube and VEVO. Global video consumption on Xbox Live has increased 140% during the past year, Microsoft said, with more consumers watching video than using the Xbox to play games.“Whether you are voting for your favorite contestant on a TV show or playing a game, entertainment is becoming more personalized and social, driven by the Internet and new tools to interact with content,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, and Tellem’s boss, in a statement. “We are embarking on a new chapter with the creation of a studio dedicated to making original interactive and linear content…”Tellem’s role appears to be designed to make sense of this combination of original programming, interactive television and interactivity. Don’t be surprised to see Tellem orchestrate deals that include Xbox SmartGlass the second-screen, tablet-based control app that Microsoft revealed in June. And having spent time as Les Moonves’ right-hand woman, Tellem has the clout in Hollywood to equal Robert Kyncl, the global head of content at Google/YouTube.According to Doherty, Microsoft’s combination of pre-recorded content, interactivity and an online Internet connection offers a combination no rival can match.“There are producers that the networks are not appreciating enough, and have tremendous ideas for social media – when everybody gets excited – oh my gosh, ‘30 Rock’ is going to be filmed live!’” he said. “We’re talking episode-and-a-half sort of scenarios, multiple-ending sort of things. The talent in L.A. and London and Mumbai, they’ve got the ideas that Microsoft is better positioned to deliver on than anyone else, with Apple as a last resort.”Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. 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eleven-x marches its low-power IoT network across Canada

first_imgHow IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Canada is getting a new nationwide wireless network, and this one is specially suited for the Internet of Things (IoT). eleven-x, a member of the LoRa Alliance, is rolling out a cross-Canada expansion of its Low Power Wide Area Network [LPWAN] to include densely populated areas across Canada.Cities that will be covered by the expanded network include: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, and Toronto. In fact, the Greater Toronto area cities, including Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Burlington are also set to be covered in order to make way for the Smart City programs in the region.What it means to Canada’s IoT infrastructureReliable connectivity is essential to for IoT devices that governments, corporations, and individuals depend on. Where many consumer-grade IoT devices exist just fine in the home on the owner’s Wi-Fi signal, having a constant connection outside of the home, or indeed throughout a region, is another story.Existing wireless carrier signals make a lot of bandwidth available, but also require a lot of energy to maintain a connection to. IoT devices don’t need a lot of bandwidth. They just need enough to send data and receive commands.eleven-x‘s LPWAN offers a low-powered solution that, while having far less bandwidth than a conventional carrier signal, can be constantly connected to by battery-powered sensors with minimal energy overhead.This makes it a compelling choice for IoT developers working on smart city projects where sensors are spread throughout a city, many of them operating on battery power. LPWAN makes it possible for these IoT devices to extend their battery life as much as 20 years over those operating on conventional carrier signals.Expanding on existing footprintThis won’t be eleven-x’s first presence in Canada. The company’s LPWAN network currently exists in 22 markets representing over 60% of the country’s population. Initial deployments were launched in December 2016, with a central focus on the Southern Ontario region.This expansion makes way for more smart city programs and less-expensive carrier-grade connectivity throughout the coverage area. eleven-x’s network is already being used to host several Smart City initiatives and enterprise IoT pilot programs. These include projects like smart parking, water monitoring, health and assisted living, and smart metering for utilities like electricity.Canada’s first smart metering program for water was a combined effort between the region of Waterloo and eleven-x.“The timing of this expansion couldn’t be better, enabling the rapidly growing Canadian IoT market.” said Nigel Wallis, Vice President of IoT and Industry Research at IDC.The LoRa Alliance is a global organization that is bringing forward what it hopes will be a consistent, open standard for secure, carrier-grade low-power IoT connectivity. It is comprised of 400 companies globally.Along with this project to expand its LPWAN network, eleven-x has upgraded its membership with the LoRa Alliance to the Contributor level. This upgrade gives eleven-x the ability to initiate, chair, and vote in work groups. These work groups enable members to come up with new draft specifications and other ways to take the technology further.This upgraded role allows eleven-x to take a more active role in the open standard the LoRa Alliance is creating. Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts Tags:#Canada#eleven-x#Internet of Things#IoT#LoRa Alliance#LPWAN center_img How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

YES but How…

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Zubaida Bai, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Zubaida Bai, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.The day I returned from India, I was greeted by emails from a few of my contacts requesting JANMA – Birth Kit samples for Haiti, Tanzania and Ghana. Since I was too tired, I decided I would pack and send them the next evening. In the morning, in one of the meetings at Health Leads (the new name for Project HEALTH), we were talking about how many patients with critical needs were not being identified either by the provider or by Health Leads, resulting in them reaching a crisis situation. The question arose: how can patients and needs be identified in the first few visits so an expecting mother and family can have an easier time, and the silent, manageable issues don’t affect her health during pregnancy?It was decided that a volunteer and I will study all of the cases for the last three years and identify where the gap was and what Health Leads can do to with its partners to decrease this incidence. On my way back home, as I was going through the events of the day, I felt overwhelmed as I thought of the impact of the work being done by the Health Leads regional and national offices. It made me realize how crucial my work was going to be as it would help them measure and see the outcome of their impact. Later that evening at home as I unpacked feeling overjoyed that the AYZH birth kits were going to so many countries as samples, it suddenly struck me how was AYZH going to measure impact of its own offerings.In the bed at night, I thought of the impact I was going to make in the field of maternal health, what impact the other 15 Ashoka Young Champions were going to make, and what the impact of Ashoka as an organization was making by supporting us and our passions. Is there a way we could measure this impact? Wouldn’t it be SUPERCOOL to be able to put some numbers around this?As we approach the end of fourth month of the fellowship, I thought I should write a blog for the Young Champions to start thinking of the IMPACT: what, when and how should we as YCs be measuring to help Ashoka feel proud for having given us this opportunity? It is my firm belief that if you cannot measure your work, you cannot add value to what you do.Given the fact that the maternal health is a subject very difficult to measure, I started looking for the simplest definition in the field around what I found was a definition of maternal mortality by WHO in 1992 where it says “maternal mortality has typically been defined as including direct obstetric and indirect obstetric causes but not incidental deaths.” This definition by default negates all the silent factors around maternal mortality and health. As rightly pointed about Hellen Kotolo in her blog this month, it is difficult to see that HIV is not even considered an important issue in maternal health in developing countries. Given the fact that in this modern world where women’s rights are given high importance it’s a sad fact that safe motherhood remains the least prioritized topic in many developing countries.From my field work of over 5 years in the social sector, I have time and again observed that many silent issues go unaccounted for due to the lack of the ability to express them or, in terms of the topic of this blog, to measure them. Even though good intentions can go a long way, it is very important for professionals in the field of social good to make themselves, heard, seen and believed.So let’s do it… Measure our impact and bring to life the silent issues of maternal health.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool ace Mane: No-one saying we overpaid for Van Dijk now

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Mane: No-one saying we overpaid for Van Dijk nowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane says no-one can say they “overpaid” for Virgil van Dijk today.The Dutch centre-back produced another dominant performance in Friday’s 2-0 win at Wolves which kept the Reds’ title challenge on track.“It’s been a big, big impact. We’ve all seen it,” Mane said.“Of course at the time he signed people were thinking that the club had over-paid for Virgil.“But since then everyone has forgotten about the fee because his form has been so good. He’s done such a great job for us back there. I am so happy to have him as a team-mate.“He’s one of the leaders. You can see it in every single game. He has proved he’s one of the best defenders in the world.”Van Dijk also wrapped up the points at Molineux with his first Premier League goal for the Reds with a classy finish from Mo Salah’s cross. Mane is convinced there will be many more to come.“I said to Virgil: ‘Finally, you have scored in the Premier League for us!'” Mane joked.“It had been a long time. Everyone is happy for him and he’s such a good player that I’m sure that more goals will follow for him.” last_img read more

9 days ago​Chelsea hero Nevin explains Lampard’s secret weapon

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea hero Nevin explains Lampard’s secret weaponby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Pat Nevin has spoken about the secret weapon in the hands of manager Frank Lampard.Nevin spoke about the style of the team and the intensity of their play this season.And he believes that a “secret weapon” that Lampard possesses could be his ability to get maximum effort from every single player.While Chelsea have issues with parts of their game, Nevin cannot help but admire the work ethic of the team in every game under Lampard.In an interview with the club website, Nevin said: “For all the positives we have enjoyed so far this season, including the exciting style, the large number of goals and the hope that has been brought for the future, it is the total effort we love. “Every single player has been pressed to give their best every time by a coach who was exactly like that throughout his career with the Blues. “It may well be that this is Frank’s secret weapon, one that I can promise you not every coach has in his armoury. “We Chelsea fans in the stands and around the world admire, like and respect Frank. “It would appear that everybody in that dressing room feels the same way too.”Long may it last because that is precisely how you get the best out of any group of players.” last_img read more

Photos: Former Michigan State Star Magic Johnson Is At The Spartans’ Game vs. Georgia

first_imgMagic Johnson cheers on the Spartans.SYRACUSE, NY – MARCH 27: Former Basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson claps in the second half of the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma Sooners during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Magic Johnson, perhaps the greatest player in the history of the Michigan State men’s basketball program, is in attendance at the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia this afternoon. Johnson, who starred in Lansing from 1977-79, leading MSU to a national championship his final season, is watching No. 7 seed MSU take on No. 10 seed Georgia in the Second Round. The 55-year-old NBA legend had quite an audience around him at halftime. [email protected], your thoughts on the first half? #MarchMadness— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 20, [email protected] taking time to sign autographs and photos at the half of MSU game #classact #gospartans— Chris Brislin (@brizbear13) March 20, 2015Magic Johnson spending halftime with some Michigan State fans— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) March 20, 2015Johnson witnessed a pretty impressive performance by the Spartans in the first half, as they lead the Bulldogs, 35-22, after 20 minutes. Michigan State and Georgia’s game is being televised on truTV.last_img read more