Odds & Ends: Michael Arden Takes On Merrily & More

first_img View Comments Date Set for Public Memorial to Doris RobertsA public memorial tribute will be held for Everybody Loves Raymond’s Doris Roberts on May 16 at 12:00 PM at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre; general admission seating will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis from 11:30 AM. Hosted by Ray Romano, a special performance will be given by Barbara Cook. Roberts passed away on April 17 aged 90; last seen on the Great White Way in 1978’s Cheaters, she made her debut in 1955’s The Time of Your Life.Rob Reiner Talks Princess Bride MusicalWay back in 2013, we reported that The Princess Bride musical was in the works. Rob Reiner helmed the beloved 1987 film version of the 1973 novel and Tony winner James Corden couldn’t help but ask the director about the project on The Late Late Show on May 10. “I think it lends itself,” said Reiner about the prospect of a stage adaptation, before informing Corden his dream role was probably not going to happen. Check out the video below; Corden is set to host Broadway’s biggest night on June 12. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Michael Arden Will Roll Along to L.A.Tony nominee Michael Arden will return to Los Angeles’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as the 2016-17 artist in residence. The venue was the pre-Broadway home of Deaf West’s Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, and next season, Arden will helm Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along and Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride. Also on tap is a staging of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo from Deaf West, directed by Coy Middlebrook. Check out the full season here!Release Date Slated for Paint Your Wagon AlbumMiss out on the Encores! production of Paint Your Wagon last year? Never fear, Masterworks Broadway will release the cast recording of Lerner & Loewe’s classic, starring Keith Carradine, Justin Guarini and Alexandra Socha, on May 27. Set in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853, the album features standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star.”Christine Dwyer Defies Gravity Once MoreFormer Elphaba Christine Dwyer went back into the green recently to perform “Defying Gravity” at the 2016 Hannover Messe opening ceremony. The annual convention drew an impressive crowd, including President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel. Check out her soaring take on the Wicked anthem below!center_img Michael Arden(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Craig E. Isvak, CPA, PLC acquires new office in Essex

first_imgCraig E. Isvak, CPA, PLC, a provider of accounting and tax services to businesses and individuals in the Mad River Valley and the Waterbury/ Stowe area, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Associates in Accounting, P.C. located at 6 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction, VT. Under the previous owner, Michael LeBoeuf, Associates in Accounting has been doing business in Essex Junction since 1989. The staff consists of both full-time and seasonal personnel with many years of experience, who will remain through the acquisition.The new firm of Associates in Accounting, PLC, will be led by Craig Isvak and will offer tax and accounting services to both businesses and individuals. Mike LeBoeuf will remain involved at the 6 Pinecrest Drive location and will focus on financial planning as a registered representative of HD Vest.Craig Isvak brings more than fifteen years of experience with him and is committed to maintaining and increasing the ability of Associates in Accounting, PLC to serve its clients.Craig is a member of the local select-board for the Town of Duxbury and is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPA’s. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, with a concentration in the professional accounting curriculum. Craig’s accounting background includes extensive experience in taxation and business accounting issues. He was formerly a controller for a large manufacturer/retailer in Vermont, as well as CEO and controller for a significant title and escrow services firm in Chittenden County.last_img read more

Are micro branches the next big idea for credit unions?

first_img 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Branch density is the goal. Space to build is the challenge. What makes a financial institution’s branching strategy successful? Many experts point to density “more locations and brand”.  Agreed! However, what if the target community doesn’t have any suitably sized site options within the desired market? Or, what if there is not a lease space available in this market?Are more branches an opportunity? Or a  risk?This begs a follow-up question: What about branch network density? Should a financial institution continue to invest in branch density given the advent of new technologies that may lead to a decreasing need for branches? On the other hand, what if these new technologies such as digital channels, interactive teller machines (ITMs), and smart ATMs don’t decrease the number of branches, but rather enhance the capability of the branch to better serve consumers? Is it possible the micro branch can be a solution for these facility questions?What is a micro branch? continue reading »last_img read more

Darwin showcases its unconventional assets

first_imgDarwin showcases its unconventional assetsThe NT Convention Bureau recently staged a four day Unconventional Darwin Showcase, attracting 20 business events planners from the association and corporate sectors, as well as Business Event planner specialists.  Similar Showcases will follow in Uluru in mid-October and in Alice Springs in early May 2018.The event highlighted Darwin’s status as a business centre of global significance, with its range of specialty sectors such as tropical and remote health, critical and emergency health care, mining, aquaculture and agribusiness.Technical tours included the renowned National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s warehouse facility and local not-for-profit organisation, Helping People Achieve.Diverse dining options available in Darwin for Business Events were showcased and included a casual welcome lunch at the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort as guests arrived from their interstate flights, which set the scene for the program.   A poolside lunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin also provided a taste of the relaxed informality and excellent cuisine for which Darwin has become renowned.Impressive dinners were held at Wharf One in the Waterfront Precinct and at iconic CBD crocodile attraction Crocosaurus Cove. The expansive lawns of SKYCITY Darwin played host to the final evening dinner, with a pre-dinner surprise display of outback horsemanship, working dog handling and award-winning country music delivered by the Katherine Outback Experience.   Fusion Exhibition and Hire Services created stunning table-top décor for both the Wharf One and SKYCITY Darwin dinners.The group also undertook a Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour near Humpty Doo, with young representatives from the local Adelaide and Mary River Region community providing fascinating insights into cultural traditions and protocols, as well as the skills required for spear-throwing and basket weaving.Rebecca Thompson, Sponsorship & Events Manager with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine talked about how much her perceptions of Darwin had changed as a result of the Darwin Showcase.“Visiting the NT this time, I’ve learned it’s about so much more than crocodiles! The cultural elements and artworks are everywhere! For an Australian, this is truly the place to experience Indigenous culture,” she said.The Showcase program included ‘NT Meets the Market’ business sessions at the Darwin Convention Centre, which enabled planners to meet in one-on-one appointments with 17 Darwin and Top End operators. They also heard from a range of speakers regarding why they should choose Darwin for their business events.Accommodation was hosted across three properties – Club Tropical, Hilton Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton, Darwin. Site inspections were also arranged of other Darwin residential meeting facilities including Oaks Elan Darwin, Vibe/Adina, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade and the adjacent Darwin Entertainment Centre.Source = NT Convention Bureaulast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter After 25 years of hi

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >After 25 years of high-end fashion Collette Dinnigan has turned her creativity to her love for interior design and hotels.Working with Bannisters by the Sea, a coastal boutique hotel a 5-minute drive from Dinnigan’s NSW South Coast country retreat, penthouse suites 29 and 30 have been completely renovated and reimagined.The first 100 guests will receive a limited edition Collette Dinnigan candle made in France.The uninterrupted ocean views of Penthouse Suite 29 are complemented by comfortable linen sofas, handprinted cushions by textile designers such as Kathryn Ireland, Penny Morrison and Carolina Irving, a wool rug by Vaughan, a gas fireplace with marble mantle, oak wooden floorboards, and wooden shutters and doors.The bedroom features Schumacher fabrics, brass Aerin Lauder wall fittings and a chair Collette bought in the south of France, hand-covered in velvet.The bathroom features handmade vanities with Carrara marble tops, Perrin & Rowe tapware, a sizeable bathtub and shower, and heated floors. There is also a separate powder room.Australian photographers and artists who have an emotional connection to the water are featured throughout, such as Murray Hilton and John Witizg’s 1970s surf nostalgia.Both suites have a collection of botanical and coral sea life sourced from the French markets, as well as charts from Collette’s family’s sailing journeys across the Indian Ocean.The balcony offers customised cane furniture in a relaxed setting for two.Penthouse Suite 30 is now accessed through a private hallway adorned with John Witizg’s nostalgic Australian surf photography from the 1970s.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more