NFL Legend Eddie George Begins Performances in Chicago

first_imgThere’s a new Prince of the Courtroom at the Ambassador Theatre! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in Chicago on January 12; he is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 28.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Chicago Related Showslast_img read more

Vermont Quadricentennial Commission Endorses Events for 2009

first_imgVermont Quadricentennial Commission Endorses Events for 2009MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission Events Committee has given the green light to more than 40 event proposals for the 2009 celebration that will honor the anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s arrival to the lake in 1609. Application review and approval is ongoing with even more events anticipated to be added over the next several weeks and months.While the year-long celebration will feature several unique, special events in and around the Champlain Valley, the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial will also feature existing events that explore Quadricentennial themes. Events recently approved for the Quadricentennial celebration include the Regatta for Lake Champlain, the Winooski River Sojourn, Teddy Roosevelt Day in Isle La Motte and the D’Olobaratz Voyage, which is a weekend race between re-created French and British longboats on Lake Champlain.”Many fellow Vermonters who are deeply passionate about this historic occasion have volunteered their time to organize festivals, educational initiatives and infrastructure improvements,” said Bruce Hyde, chair of the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we want Vermonters and visitors to experience all that our wonderful state has to offer in 2009 and in years to come.”The event proposals approved in this first wave of applications by the Events Committee by will be included in the first promotional flyer to accompany a Vermont delegation to France in May to commemorate when Samuel de Champlain left France for North America. The flyer will also be distributed by the Schooner Lois McClure’s crew as she heads north for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebration in July. This information will be printed in both French and English.”The goal of the commission is to promote a variety of annual Vermont events that will have a Quadricentennial twist for 2009,” said Commission member Marilyn Cormier, who chairs the Commemoration and Events Committee. “There are dozens of outstanding events held in Vermont year after year, and we look forward to working together to make 2009 a great success.”The 26-member commission and dozens of volunteers are working together to organize events, educational components, infrastructure improvements and cultural exhibits that will take place in the Lake Champlain Basin and around Vermont. The one-time signature events will be supported by successful fundraising by Johnston Consulting, on behalf of The Champlain 400 Legacy Fund Inc., a nonprofit corporation created to support the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission.Vermonters celebrated the Tercentennary in 1909 and the 350th anniversary in 1959. The Quadricentennial is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Vermont throughout 2009.”We see the 400th anniversary as a remarkable opportunity for some of Vermonts finest companies, as well as national brands, to forever link their message to an historic event organized by a state that deeply values its history, culture, natural resources and its impact on future generations,” Cormier said.For more information, visit www.celebratechamplain.org/events(link is external).###last_img read more

CUNA cancels annual meeting with NAFCU at GAC

first_imgNAFCU Board Chair Ed Templeton called it a mortifying shock when he learned the executive committee of CUNA’s board canceled a meeting with the executive committee of NAFCU’s board at the 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference – a longstanding gathering for the nation’s two national credit union trade organizations.For years, the executive boards of both trade groups would meet twice a year, once at the NAFCU caucus during September in Washington and then at the GAC to discuss industry-wide issues and for both executive committee members and staff to build professional relationships. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Gold Coast property veteran Max Christmas sells family home

first_imgMax Christmas’ home at 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri has sold.THE godfather of Gold Coast property Max Christmas has sold his family home for almost $2 million.Mr Christmas and wife Liz have parted ways with their tropical Surfers Paradise waterfront haven after it changed hands for $1.95 million, CoreLogic data revealed.It first hit the market in November at $2.575 million. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.While the house has been modernised over the years, the outlook over the river has also changed.The four-bedroom three-bathroom house is described as a “secluded sanctuary” with the new owner sure to make the most of the privacy and tranquillity on offer. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.“I’ve been here on the Coast for over 60 years and I’ve grown up with the greenery, the river, canals, the whole Gold Coast lifestyle and this house definitely incorporates that lifestyle.“It catches all the natural elements — the sun, the breezes — not many houses have that quality, it’s that true Gold Coast atmosphere.” Max Christmas has sold his family home on the Isle of Capri.The property veteran paid $660,000 for the 685sq m property in 1998.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said it was the location that sparked his interest.“It’s on the main river and has a northeast aspect,” Mr Christmas told the Bulletin when it first hit the market. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.last_img read more