Share this article Raytheon Company has been awarded $75 million to complete remaining hardware and electronics for DDG 1000 and 1001, the first two ships of the Zumwalt-class of multimission destroyers.The award reflects exercised options under a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract.Raytheon’s progress on the program continues, remaining on-cost and schedule, meeting all program milestones and shipyard need dates. Under this contract, Raytheon will complete outstanding hardware and electronics production and assembly for the first two ships of the class, including electronics for the multi-function towed array for the sonar suite; canister electronics and uptake kits for the MK 57 Vertical Launching System; and the advanced procurement of Electronic Modular Enclosure shelters for the third ship, DDG 1002.“The collaboration of this government-industry team has been outstanding, a high-performing team of experts working together to bring the Navy’s vision to reality,” said Raytheon’s Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems’ Seapower Capability Systems business area. “As systems and deliveries complete, and integration and testing continue, we are advancing closer to demonstrating the capabilities of the most technologically advanced surface combatant in naval history.”As the prime mission systems integrator for DDG 1000, Raytheon provides all electronic and combat systems for the program.[mappress]Press Release, December 13, 2013; Image: Navy December 13, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Gets USD 75 Million for DDG 1000 Program USA: Raytheon Gets USD 75 Million for DDG 1000 Program Equipment & technology
OUR NEEDY ELDERLY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES BETTER By Laura BlackburnI have seen a lot of wonderful things happen in Evansville over the past sixty-plus years, and I have seen some bad ones, too. What is being done to the senior citizens who depend on the services of the Southwestern Indiana Council on Aging (SWIRCA and MORE) is unacceptable.Even after Evansville got good news of being named one of Indiana’s three winners of “Regional Cities” designation and the $42 million in funds that accompany it, no one in City government has seen fit to restore public funding for SWIRCA and MORE That failure to fund is going to hurt the people of this city who can least afford it. Now our Senior citizens are now going to have to pay $30/year membership fees in order to continue enjoying the services of SWIRCA and MORE. For some who attend the meal programs and other activities on a regular basis, the $30 fee will not be a problem, but for far too many it creates a financial challenge because Evansville is “grayer” and poorer than most cities in Indiana. SWIRCA’s services are one of the few bright spots in the lives of our elderly poor, offering nutritious meals, transportation, medical help and day-brightening social activities for them. There is no doubt in my mind that providing funding to see that all who need it will have a more positive effect on the lives of the neediest among us than developing a bike lanes on North Main.I understand that there are specific requirements for the use of that “free” money we are being “gifted” with and it may not be directly usable for restoring money to SWIRCA and MORE. It does seem likely that the grant money may be used to ease some of the other budgets, in order to free up funds for the neediest seniors to continue to have their membership in SWIRCA. DMD Director Kelley Coures has shown how creative he can get with the use of “free” money so we believe he can find a way to solve this funding problem facing our most vulnerable elderly folks.I am asking everyone who agrees that our needy elderly members of the community deserve better than they are getting to call the Mayor’s office (812-436-4962) this week and leave a message that you want to see funding restored to SWIRCA and MORE. For those who can afford it, I hope you will also go to the SWIRCA and MORE site online and sponsor a needy senior for a membership. That would, I’m sure, brighten their holiday a great deal. We just can’t let the people who don’t have a lot to look forward to lose out on SWIRCA and MORE services! Please do whatever you can to keep the doors open and the food and fun flowing for our well deserving senior citizens!Wishing you and yours the best holiday ever,Laura BlackburnFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Zurich-based speciality bakery Aryzta has seen its Food Europe division shrink as growth falls by 1.4% in the nine months to 25 April 2009.Its Food North America and Food Developing Markets both experienced growth or 22.7% and 14.9% respectively, resulting in an overall growth of 5.7% for its food businesses. Group revenue for Food Europe stood at €848.9m, with volumes declining in the UK and Irish marketplace.Chief executive officer Owen Killian said: “Consumer sentiment continued to deteriorate resulting in lower consumer spending in most channels.”He said that revenue growth has slowed in all markets, but that the company “is very well positioned with product, channel and geographic diversity combined with a very responsive business model.”
Baking Industry Awards finalist Megan Roberts has been appointed a student ambassador at Dawn Foods.Roberts, who was a finalist in the Rising Star category in last year’s Baking Industry Awards, has joined fellow University College Birmingham (UCB) student Rebecca Orrell, who has been working with Dawn for the last six months.Roberts and Orrell are working with Dawn, while continuing their studies, to gain insight into the operation of a major bakery manufacturer and are also partnering with Dawn on NPD projects.They will work closely with Dawn Foods’ application chef Robin Loud on developing new recipe ideas, as well as blogging about seasonal recipes and their experiences in the professional bakery world.“My love of bakery started with competitions at school and then I discovered the bakery course at UCB and decided to study my passion,” said Roberts.“I love to create and there’s nothing more exciting than watching people eat and enjoy the food you have created. The science element of bakery – how ingredients work in a certain way for example – is also fascinating and the baking industry allows me to combine creativity with science and I love being part of it.”Dawn Foods marketing manager Jacqui Passmore said the business was committed to supporting young people in the industry.“It’s their passion for knowledge and desire to experiment that keeps product ideas exciting and fresh,” she added. “Our student ambassador project has been a great success, with both Dawn and the students gaining a great deal from it. We’re delighted to have Megan and Rebecca on board.”The search is currently under way for the Baking Industry Awards 2019 Rising Star – for more information on this and other categories see here.
Hybrid fusion tribute band, Pink Talking Fish played back to back performances to packed houses in Virginia this weekend, with shows at The National in Richmond (Friday, 2/26), followed by The NorVa in Norfolk (Saturday, 2/27). The group combine the music of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish in new and exciting ways, featuring the talents of Eric Gould on bass, Dave Brunyak on guitar, Richard James on keys and Zach Burwick on drums. Friday’s performance was crammed with extensive jams that weaved in and out of songs, throwing the crowd for a loop the entire night. Fans were loving every minute of it and couldn’t get enough. The evening started out with Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself.” This flowed into Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” which then sandwiched The Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime.” They rolled back into “Another Brick in the Wall” and finished with the completion of “You Enjoy Myself.” Pink Floyd’s tune, with the super lengthy song title, “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict” snuck its way onto the set mid-show. “Money,” a fan favorite, eased into “Nothing But Flowers” before the audience was treated to a mashup delight of the Grateful Dead’s “Tennessee Jed” and Phish’s “Ocelot.” This delicious treat for the eardrums raised the bar and highlighted the sharp skills of the band as they inter-weaved the two songs. “Pigs,” followed by a scorching “Burning Down the House,” brought set one to a close.“Echoes” opened up second set before melding into a tease heavy “2001.” Rick James’ “Give It To Me Baby,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and War’s “Low Rider” were hinted throughout. “Once In a Lifetime” had the audience going nuts, as they blasted through this intense tune before steamrolling into “Any Colour You Like” before seamlessly transitioning into a face melting “Tweezer,” that teased at “Fur Elise.” The set continued on without taking a breather as they morphed from “Girlfriend is Better” into the completion of “Dogs,” which was played, but unfinished, at their DC show the night before. “Seven Below,” followed by a playful “Houses in Motion,” swirled around touches of “Another Brick in the Wall,” and overtones of “Stash,” before closing the set with “Echoes” and a “Tweezer Reprise.” The National was treated to a double encore with a blow the roof off version of “This Must Be the Place” before finishing with Bob Dylan’s seriously kickass “Quinn the Eskimo.” The energy during PTF’s Richmond performance was packed with feverish frenzy. The audience was dancing non-stop and craved more. Night one of their two-night run in the state was scorching. Norfolk fans were in for a hell of a party.The second night brought the band to a packed house at The NorVa in Norfolk. The show started out with a trippy rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” Brunyak’s guitar gently brought the song into action as momentum smoothly gained. “Punch You In the Eye” was full of psychedelic undertones and jazzy beats as Brunyak laid out the funky vocals before breaking into a few Spanish dance steps for the crowd. Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” kept that funky vibe going. They flowed into “Young Lust” mid song before heading into “Gumbo,” that had slight teases of “Tweezer.” The crowd was grooving as they busted out an extended jam, heavy with crunchy guitar riffs before they rode back into “Slippery People.” The band was introduced before heading into a playful “Wild Wild Life” that was packed with deep energy throughout. Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” cooled the pace down with this tender melody, which touched upon hints of “Prince Caspian.” A lively “Halley’s Comet” had the crowd bouncing around the room before they slid into “Psycho Killer,” which screamed for audience participation. Gould had bass bombs dropping all over the place, while James created spacey tones on the keys throughout. “Mother” got a big “NOOO” reaction out of the crowd when the lyrics “mother, should I trust the government” came rolling through the tune. James’ fingers danced up and down the piano as they broke into “Run Like an Antelope.” Brunyak electrified the room with the energy he was throwing out as he set the song ablaze, like a pressure cooker that was about to blow. After an unbelievable tune, set one came to a close.Second set blasted out of the gate with “Down With Disease.” “Big Business” brought the audience on a scintillating trip for the senses with dizzying synthesizer and deep bass. Burwick’s drums were brought to the forefront as they progressed into a bookended “One of These Days,” with “Lengthwise” sandwiched in the middle. A spirited “Lizards” was a nonstop dance party as they whirled through this melody. “Take Me To the River” was chock full of tasty, musical delights that mashed into “Makisupa Policeman” and “Brain Damage.” “What A Day That Was” had the venue spinning as notes wound around the audience, wrapping fans in mind-bending harmonies. The vibe cooled with “Comfortably Numb” but wasted no time in picking up again with “Piper.” “Crosseyed and Painless” took the audience on a kaleidoscopic journey, as this extended jam was in no hurry to finish. An appropriately placed “Eclipse” brought an end to second set. Their Virginia performances came to a close with an encore of “Loving Cup.”Pink Talking Fish had two killer performances over the weekend in Virginia, and continue the current leg of their tour through the eastern part of the country, ending at AURA Music Festival on March 3rd. For more information on tour dates and tickets, please visit their official web site.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at The National, Richmond, VA – 2/26/16Set 1: You Enjoy Myself>Another Brick In The Wall>Life During Wartime>Another Brick In The Wall>You Enjoy Myself>Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict, Money>Nothing But Flowers, Tennessee Jed/Ocelot Mashup, Pigs (3 Different Ones)>Burning Down The HouseSet 2: Echoes>2001*>Once In A Lifetime>Any Colour You Like>Tweezer**>Girlfriend Is Better>Dogs>Seven Below>Houses In Motion***>Echoes>Tweezer RepriseEncore: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Quinn The Eskimo*w/ Give It To Me Baby, Thriller and Low Rider teases, **w/ Fur Elise tease, ***w/ Another Brick In The Wall and Stash teasesSetlist: Pink Talking Fish at The NorVa, Norfolk, VA -2/27/16Set 1: Shine On You Crazy Diamond>Punch You In The Eye>Slippery People>Young Lust>Gumbo*>Slippery People, Wild Wild Life, Fearless**>Halley’s Comet>Psycho Killer***>Mother, Run Like An AntelopeSet 2: Down With Disease>Big Business, One Of These Days>Lengthwise>One Of These Days>The Lizards, Take Me To The River>Makisupa Policeman/Brain Damage Mashup> What A Day That Was, Comfortably Numb > Piper > Crosseyed And Painless > EclipseEncore: Loving Cup*w/ Tweezer Reprise tease, **w/ Prince Caspian tease, ***w/ In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed teasePhotos by Sam Shinault PhotographyWords by Sarah Bourque. 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With rumors running rampant, Guns N’ Roses have all but confirmed a major US tour for their reunion. Already scheduled to perform at Coachella and a handful of other gigs, the band released a promotional video listing a number of US cities. Naturally, the video was set to the tune of the band’s hit song, “Patience.”You can watch the video below:The cities listed include:Atlanta, GABoston, MAChicago, ILCincinnati, OHDallas, TXDetroit, MIHouston, TXKansas City, MONashville, TNNew Orleans, LANew YorkOrlando, FLPhiladelphia, PAPhoenix, AZPittsburgh, PASan Diego, CASan Francisco, CASeattle, WASt Louis, MOToronto, OntarioWashington, D.C.So far the band has six dates on the schedule, including two nights in Las Vegas, NV, back to back weekends at Coachella, and an additional two-night stand in Mexico City, MX. Check out the full dates below:Guns N’ Roses Tour Dates4-08: Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena4-09: Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena4-16: Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival4-19-20: Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol4-23: Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Editor’s Note: All election results reported here are from the Associated Press. Results are recent as of 3 a.m. Wednesday.AlabamaRepublican Tommy Tuberville won the Senate seat in Alabama, ousting Democratic incumbent Senator Doug Jones. Of the seven House seats, six went to the Republicans and one to the Democrats.AlaskaAs of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Alaska had not called a winner in its Senate or House races. With 37% reporting, Republican incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan led with 61.7% of the vote against Democrat Al Gross. The one House race had not been called at that time.ArizonaSeven out of nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m. The Democrats took four and Republicans took three, with two districts still pending.Democrat Mark Kelly defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally in a special election, flipping the seat to the Democrats. McSally was appointed to the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in 2018 after losing to Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.ArkansasRepublican Sen. Tom Cotton won his reelection in Arkansas. The four House seats all went to Republican candidates.CaliforniaAs of 3 a.m., 39 of the 53 California House races had been called, with all 39 declared seats going to Democrats.ColoradoDemocrat and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper won the Senate seat, defeating incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper was the first Democrat to flip a Senate seat Tuesday. Six out of the seven House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking four, the Republicans taking two and one still pending.ConnecticutTwo of the five House seats for Connecticut had been called for the Democrats as of 3 a.m. with three races still pending.DelawareDemocratic incumbent Christopher Coons kept his Senate seat. Additionally, Democrat Sarah McBride won her state Senate race, making her the first transgender person to be elected to state Senate. Democrat John Carney was reelected as governor, defeating Republican opponent Julianne Murray. The Democrats claimed the one Delaware House seat.FloridaRepublican Carlos Gimenz won Florida’s 26th Congressional District, defeating incumbent Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Out of the state’s 27 House seats, 11 went to Democrats and 16 to Republicans. Republicans flipped two seats from 2018.GeorgiaRaphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler advanced to a runoff for the Senate special election in Georgia. As of 3 a.m., 13 out of 14 House races had been called — the Republicans took eight, Democrats took five and one still not called.HawaiiAs of 3 a.m., Hawaii had not reported results for its two House races.IdahoRepublican Sen. Jim Risch won reelection in Idaho. The two Idaho House seats both went to Republicans.IllinoisRichard J. Durbin, Democratic incumbent, kept his Senate seat. As of 3 a.m., 14 of 18 of the House races had been called. The Democrats took nine seats, Republicans took five and four races were still undeclared.IndianaIncumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was reelected. Eight out of Indiana’s nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with six going to the Republicans and two seats to the Democrats.IowaRepublican Joni Ernst kept her Iowa Senate seat over Democrat Theresa Greenfield. Only one of Iowa’s four House races had been called as of 3 a.m. for the Republicans.KansasRepublican Roger Marshall wins the Senate seat in Kansas. The four House seats up for election all went to Republicans.KentuckySenate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, wins reelection. Republicans took all six of the state’s House seats.LouisianaRepublican incumbent Sen. Bill Cassidy won his reelection in Louisiana. Out of the six House seats, four went to Republicans, one to the Democrats and one will go to a runoff election.MaineOne of Maine’s two House seats went to the Democrats, while the other had not been called as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon had not been called as of 3 a.m., though Collins led Gideon by eight points.MarylandOf the eight House seats, the Democrats took seven and Republicans took one.MassachusettsDemocratic incumbent Sen. Democrat Edward J. Markey won his reelection in Massachusetts. Democrats took all nine of the state’s House seats.MichiganMichigan had not yet called any of its 14 House races as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James had also not been called as of 3 a.m. James led Peters with 53.3% of the vote.MinnesotaDemocrat Tina Smith won reelection to the Senate, defeating Republican Jason Lewis. Six out of Minnesota’s eight House races had been called as of 3 a.m. — an even split of three Democratic wins and three Republican wins, with the Republicans flipping one seat.MississippiRepublican incumbent Cindy Hyde Smith won her Senate reelection campaign, beating Democrat Mike Espy by a large margin. Republicans took three out of the four House races in the state.MissouriRepublican Mike Parson defeated Democratic state auditor, Nicole Galloway for the run for governor. Republicans won three House races, while Democrats won two House seats.MontanaRepublican Greg Gianforte was elected governor over Democrat Mike Cooney. Republican Sen. Steve Daines won reelection to the Senate. He defeated Democrat Steve Bullock. Republicans took the one House seat.NebraskaRepublican Sen. Ben Sasse won reelection in Nebraska, against Democrat challenger Chris Janicek. All three House seats went to the Republicans.NevadaAs of 3 a.m., two out of Nevada’s four House races had been called. The Republicans and Democrats each took one seat, with two races still not called.New HampshireDemocrat Jeanne Shaheen won her race over Republican Corky Messner, maintaining her seat in the Senate. Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu won reelection, defeating Democratic opponent Dan Feltes. The Democrats took both of New Hampshire’s House seats.New JerseyDemocrat Sen. Cory Booker was reelected, beating his challenger Republican Rikin Mehta by a large margin. Out of the 12 House races, 10 were won by Democrats, one was won by Republicans and one had not yet been called as of 3 a.m.New MexicoDemocrat Ben Ray Lujan wins the Senate seat in New Mexico. Out of the state’s three House seats, the Democrats took two and the Republicans flipped one.New YorkOnly 15 of New York’s 27 House races had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking 13 and the Republicans taking two.North CarolinaDemocratic Gov. Roy Cooper won reelection in North Carolina, defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest. The Democrats flipped two House seats and took five, while the Republicans won the remaining eight. As of 3 a.m., the closely-watched Senate race between Republican Rep. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham had still not been called. Tillis led by 1.8%, with 93% reporting.North DakotaRepublican Gov. Doug Burgum won reelection in North Dakota. The state’s one House seat stayed Republican.OhioRepublicans took 12 of Ohio’s 16 House seats, with the Democrats taking the remaining four.OklahomaRepublican Jim Inhofe kept his Senate seat in Oklahoma. Republicans took all five of the state’s House seats, flipping one.OregonDemocrat Sen. Jeff Merkley wins reelection in Oregon. Out of Oregon’s five electoral districts, four went to Democrats and one to a Republican.PennsylvaniaOnly 11 of Pennsylvania’s 18 House races had been called as of 3 a.m. Republicans won six seats and the Democrats took five, with seven races still not called.Rhode IslandDemocratic incumbent Jack Reed kept his Senate seat in Rhode Island. The state’s two House seats went to the Democrats.South CarolinaRepublican incumbent and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham retained his Senate seat. The Republicans took six out of the state’s seven House seats, flipping one.South DakotaRepublican Mike Rounds retained his Senate seat in South Dakota. The one House seat went to the Republicans.TennesseeRepublican Bill Hagerty won his race, succeeding Republican Lamar Alexander in the Senate. Of the nine House seats, two went to the Democrats and seven to the Republicans.TexasRepublican Sen. John Coryn won reelection to the Senate in Texas. He defeated Democrat challenger M.J. Hegar in a close race. Only one House race had yet to be called as of 3 a.m. Of the 36 seats, Republicans took 22 and the Democrats took 13, with one race still not called.UtahUtah Lieutenant Governor, Republican Spencer Cox, won the Governor’s race in Utah by a large margin. Republicans also won three out of the four Utah Houseseats, with one race still not called as of 3 a.m.VermontRepublican Gov. Phil Scott won his reelection, and Democrats won the one House seat.VirginiaVirginia’s incumbent senator, Democrat Mark Warner, kept his seat in the Senate. Out of Virginia’s 11 House seats, Republicans and Democrats each took four seats, with three races still yet to be called as of 3 a.m.WashingtonDemocratic Gov. Jay Inslee won reelection in Washington State. Out of Washington State’s 10 seats, Democrats took five, Republicans took one and four races were still not called as of 3 a.m.West VirginiaRepublican Gov. Jim Justice won reelection in West Virginia. Republican incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito retained her seat in the Senate early in the night. All three House seats went to Republicans.WisconsinAs of 3 a.m., seven of the eight House races had been called in Wisconsin. The Republicans took five, the Democrats took two and one race had not been called.WyomingRepublican Cynthia Lummis wins the Senate seat in Wyoming, becoming the state’s first female U.S. Senator. Lummis will replace retiring Sen. Mike Enzi. Wyoming’s one House seat stayed Republican.Tags: Election 2020, governors, House of Representatives, Senate, state-by-state
Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino has boarded the cast of That Bachelorette Show as Giovanni Giovanni, ex-boyfriend and hopeful suitor of the titular bachelorette. The off-Broadway production, starring Fox News’ Red Eye co-host Joanne Nosuchinsky, is playing at 42 West.At That Bachelorette Show you’ll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ’s, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette’s…flower. Over the course of the show, they’ll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!Nosuchinsky plays Adriana, The Bachelorette. The cast also includes Andy Peeke as Malcolm Love, Russell Daniels as Brian Burtleman, Pedro de Leon as Dr. Lencho, James Royce Edwards as Nicky Fangs, Douglas Goodhart as Prince Al Zaheed, B.J. Gruber as Zeke Double Moon Turtle, Bret Lada as Tripp Swift, Bennett Leak as Tristan di Stefano, Kelsey J. Nash as Lt. Col. Tyler Peck, Gavyn Pickens as Mack Jenkins, Lukas Poost as Judder Jones and Rachel Hirschfeld as Ricki Ronzoni. That Bachelorette Show View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 23, 2016 Related Shows
Everyone Wants a Piece of LeslieHistory has its eyes on you, Leslie Odom Jr., but the cast of She Loves Me has its hands on you, too. When the newly awarded Tony winner walked down the aisle to give his acceptance speech, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski patted his arm and poked him, respectively. What the camera didn’t catch was Laura Benanti tackling him straight on (we assume). Your move, Liza. Broadway Really Does Look Like AmericaCynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry—a quartet of supremely talented black artists—won the four musical performance awards, marking the first time in Tony history that a person of color received an award in each of those categories. There’s no such thing as “enough” diversity and representation, but this season’s shows told us stories on stage and off of people of different races, sexual identities and abilities. Here’s hoping Broadway will continue to shine a light on all walks of life…and show the Oscars how it’s done. You Can Be with Child & Kick FaceAudra McDonald is soon taking a temporary leave from Shuffle Along to welcome the arrival of a new family member, but that doesn’t mean she’s not serving 1921 realness every minute until then. During the musical’s performance, the six-time Tony winner sang beautifully (as she is wont to do) and ended the number with a jaw-dropping high kick. Audra, we get it. You have talent for two. Sonnets Are the New FreestylingLin-Manuel Miranda is known for freestyling acceptance speeches, but when he won Best Score, the Hamilton maestro said he was “too old” to freestyle, and instead wrote a sonnet acceptance speech in response to the Orlando tragedy. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love,” he said through tears. We always appreciate Miranda’s thoughtfulness, but we didn’t know there was an age limit on freestyling. We were looking forward to Angela Lansbury doing it next year. Broadway Will Keep On ShiningThis year’s Tony Awards were more than a celebration of theater; they were a celebration of resilience, love and coming together in the darkest of times. Corden opened the ceremony by addressing viewers and assuring those affected by the tragedy in Orlando that they are not alone. Throughout the evening, presenters and winners honored the victims and the grieving, and lyrics like “I’m thankful for loving who I really am” never rang more true. Hate will never win, and Broadway will never stop shining. Barbra Streisand Is a Broadway PsychicWait. Hold on, Corden (and watch out, Brad Oscar). It looks like Barbra Streisand is vying for that Nostradamus spot. The stage and screen queen took the stage at the end of the night to present the Tony Award for Best Musical, and she didn’t even look at the envelope before (shockingly) announcing Hamilton the winner. Quick, Babs: When’s Funny Girl coming back, and who’s playing Fanny? Corden Would Crush It At Marie’s CrisisWe’ve seen Darren Criss, Lea Salonga and even Cynthia Erivo serenade crowds at the popular piano bar Marie’s Crisis, but after last night, we’re sure Corden is more than ready to take the lead in that basement. The emcee’s opening number referenced over 20 show tunes from “Alexander Hamilton” to “Rose’s Turn.” Looks like someone is poised to play Nostradamus in Something Rotten! It was anything but quiet uptown as the 2016 Tony Awards rocked the Beacon Theatre. Now that we’ve slept on it (after crashing a few after parties, of course), here are our main takeaways from Broadway’s biggest night. Put that Color Purple performance on pause for just a minute. It’s time for the Lessons of the Tony Awards! Christopher Fitzgerald Is Not Michael ArdenMichael Arden received his first Tony nomination for directing Spring Awakening, but unfortunately, you can’t see how he felt about it. The CBS broadcast cut to Christopher Fitzgerald in the audience instead of Arden as the nominees were announced. Come on, CBS. This is what he looks dressed to the nines. Here he is belting. Here he is on a moon. You’re welcome. James Corden at the 2016 Tony Awards(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Composers Want Their Spotlight, TooThe Tonys are a chance for Broadway’s best to show off their work, but more and more songwriters are getting in on the action. This year, Gloria Estefan, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and Sara Bareilles were a part of their respective shows’ performances. Andrew Lloyd Webber played the tambourine. We’re glad you all had fun, but remember this means you’re now contractually obligated to appear in your own shows. Danny Burstein Is Law, Order & Then SomeAs any Broadway actor will tell you, the common thread is Law and Order. Appearing on the show and its spinoffs is a rite of passage. Just ask Danny Burstein. As Corden reminded us during the show, the Fiddler star has played seven (SEVEN!) characters on both Law & Order and SVU. Anyone have Dick Wolf’s number? We have an idea for an episode. It involves shimmying. View Comments
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida and WILLISTON, Vermont, January 31, 2005 & Greg Hahr, President/ CEO of LibertyQuest Mortgage and Lou Dunham, President/ CEO of Ameribank, are pleased to announce the execution of a letter of intent to create a joint venture, named Ameribank Mortgage. The new company will become a subsidiary of Ameribank upon regulatory approval.According to Mr. Hahr, Ameribank Mortgage is committed to setting the highest standards of excellence throughout the mortgage financing experience. Our team of professionals will guide customers through the wide variety of mortgage programs to find the right home loan that meets their needs at the lowest rates and fees possible.We are eager to offer our customers a wide array of mortgage products including residential loans and construction loans, said Mr. Dunham. With this partnership we will be able to offer the most competitive fixed and variable rate products available today, beginning in the states of Florida, West Virginia and Ohio.Mr. Dunham went on to say, Ameribank Mortgage will eventually provide mortgage products to consumers throughout the country, not just in our present locations. Consumers looking for a hassle free mortgage borrowing experience anywhere in America will find what they need with us. This important philosophy of excelling in customer relationships is depicted by our motto Its all about relationships.Mr. Hahr and his team bring over 100 years of mortgage banking experience to Ameribank Mortgage. He expects the first office, to be located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to open during the first quarter of 2005, followed quickly by an office located in St. Clairsville, Ohio.Ameribank was established in 1906 with offices presently in Palm Beach County, Florida, Belmont and Jefferson County, Ohio, and McDowell County, West Virginia. For additional information about their products and services, please visit their website at www.ameribank.com(link is external).LibertyQuest Mortgage is based in Williston, Vermont and will continue to offer mortgage loan products under its name in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming. For additional information about their products and services, please visit their website at www.libertyquestmortgage.com(link is external).