Dates & Casting Announced for World Premiere of ‘30s Musical Extravaganza Stop Hitting Yourself at LCT

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 23, 2014 Stop Hitting Yourself features sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Brian H Scott and original music and sound by Graham Reynolds. Graves, Hanna, Hood, Kenah, Lesley, Liebrecht and Soileu are all members of the ensemble-based theater collective Rude Mechs, based in Austin, TX. The company has been creating original theater productions since 1995. Previous off-Broadway Rude Mechs shows include Dionysus in 69 and The Method Gun. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Part Pygmalion, part self-help lexicon, part ‘30s musical spectacle, Stop Hitting Yourself digs deep into the contemporary conservative dilemma—how to honor steely individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity—all while tap-dancing around a queso fountain. In Stop Hitting Yourself, a Socialite discovers a Wildman in the forest and tries to improve him. Stop Hitting Yourself Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Paul Soileau are jumping into a time machine and heading all the way back to the 1930s in the new Busby Berkeley-esque extravaganza Stop Hitting Yourself by Kirk Lynn. Directed by Shawn Sides, the Lincoln Center Theater presentation will begin performances January 15 at off-Broadway’s Claire Tow Theater, with opening night set for January 27. Tickets are now available.last_img read more

Spartans invade Madison, leave with 62-46 victory

first_imgFreshman guard Lindsay Smith (above) got the start Thursday as head coach Bobbie Kelsey hoped to match Michigan State’s smaller, more agile lineup. Smith and her fellow Badgers struggled to contain the Spartans inside, as they finished the game with 40 points in the paint.[/media-credit]With only one player reaching double figures, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team struggled on both ends of the floor Thursday night in a disappointing 46-62 defeat at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans.Anya Covington led all scorers with 10 points, but shots consistently fell short or bounced off the rim with the shot clock inside five seconds as the Badgers spent most of the night chasing a hot-handed Michigan State team at the Kohl Center. UW limped to a 20 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc and sunk 38.5 percent of its shots from the field. Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey called it her team’s worst performance of the year.MSU dominated play by scoring a commanding 40 points in the paint and outrebounding the Badgers handedly by a 38-21 margin.“You’re going to have a game or two like this; this is really our first game where we played this poorly all year,” Kelsey said. “I thought we pretty much remained very competitive in our other games. So that’s the most disappointing part of the game, is that we did not give ourselves a chance to really compete to get the win.”Though Wisconsin reigned in the Spartans’ lead to nine heading into halftime following a four-point boost from freshman guard Lacia Gorman, Michigan State controlled the second half. Never letting their lead slip below 11 and boasting a game-high 20-point cushion with 5:42 remaining, the Spartans silenced any thought of a UW comeback in the final 20 minutes. Critical to MSU’s victory was senior forward Lykendra Johnson, who powered the Spartans’ post presence with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds. The Spartans’ physicality and aggressiveness on the boards were things head coach Suzy Merchant, whose team leads the Big Ten in defensive rebound percentage, emphasized heading into the contest.“They were 1-10 when they were outrebounded, so that was a big focal point for us, and we won it,” Michigan State head coach Merchant said. “… That was another key defensive point.”Wisconsin struggled to find any true offensive rhythm against a suffocating MSU defense, as Taylor Wurtz, the foundation of UW’s fast-paced offense, went 3-of-13 from the field and 1-of-6 from three-point land.Wurtz was held to only two points in the first half – both of which came on free throws – and coaches and players agreed that Wisconsin lacked the confidence with the ball early to emerge with a statement win in Madison. The Badgers held the lead just once in the game, and it came in the opening minute at 2-0, quickly allowing Michigan State to take over.“We didn’t come out with energy, and that’s what we needed to do,” Covington said. “Michigan State always brings energy, and that’s what we lacked at the beginning of the game. Without energy, you don’t do the little things like get bouncing balls and get the rebounds that you could get.”One of the few bright spots for the Badgers was Gorman’s nine points, which tied a career-high for the young point guard. Tiera Stephen, who finished with six points, also provided a nice spark off the bench with two quick steals midway through the first half that allowed Wisconsin to temporarily halt MSU’s momentum.Against a skilled Michigan State squad that hit the Kohl Center hardwood winning three of its last four games, Kelsey pointed out that Wisconsin’s sloppy ball-handling and lack of urgency around the glass were simply too much to overcome.“We didn’t help ourselves by not being aggressive on either end,” Kelsey said. “And we had some spurts; I’m not saying it was all negative, but with a team like this you can’t have so-so here and there, being very inconsistent, or they’re going to capitalize on it, which they did.”last_img read more

Cubs already in Bujumbura ahead of Build up game

first_img Tags: CECAFA U20topuganda cubs Cubs during a session at Njeru recently (Photo by FUFA Media)Build-up gameBurundi vs UgandaStade du Prince Louis Rwagasore, BujumburaTuesday, 14-01-2019 @4pm BUJUMBURA – The Uganda U17 football team (The Cubs) has already arrived in Bujumbura as they prepare for a friendly match against Burundi on Tuesday 15th January 2019.A 28 man contingent of twenty players and eight officials led by Executive Member Chrispus Kalibbala set off on Saturday from Jinja and arrived on Sunday.The team had spent a week in residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center Njeru preparing for the CECAFA U20 tournament which was postponed to an unknown date.Contingent to Burundi:Leader of Delegation: Chris KalibalaTechnical Team: Jackson Magera- 1st assistant coach, Hamuza Lutalo – 2nd Assistant Coach and Mubarak Kiberu – Goalkeeping coachOfficials : Bashir Mutyaba -Team Cordinator, Nsereko H Kawuma- Media Officer, Emmanuel Nakabago- Team Doctor, Frank Bumpenje- Kits Manager and Ahmed Kabali- Team Driver The Cubs team: Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team)Defenders: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team)Midfielders: John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Davis Sekajja (Bright Stars JT), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars JT), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers SC JT), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University JT)Forwards: Isma Mugulusi (KJSS JT), Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC JT), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC JT), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City JT), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers SC JT), James Jareiko (Paidha Black Angels FC JT)Comments last_img read more

Get More From Your Videos With a Solid Call to Action

first_imgThese brands have all been quite successful, but how can you improve yours?1. Don’t Just Put CTAs at the EndStatistics (via Visible Measures) have shown that you can expect to lose 20% of a Youtube audience within the first 10 seconds, 33% by 30 seconds, and 44% by 60 seconds.While you may want your audience to consume your content before making a decision to invest more time, you also want to capitalize on your largest audience. Hit them hard and hit them early with your video’s message and takeaway content.2. Limit Your CTA to as Few Specific Actions as PossibleThis might be too many, via CorridorDigitalIdeally, you should prioritize your asks of your viewer (share, subscribe, sign up, buy) and decide on one that is the best combo of likely and helpful to your cycle. If you’re asking for all of the above, you’re very likely to get none. It’s also helpful for when measuring the success of your video to see a clear indication of how well people respond.3. Put Your CTA Outside of the VideoImage via Film RiotSimilar to asking for too much too fast, sometimes asking for anything at all may seem like a negative to some viewers. If using a CTA in a short thirty-second video feels too sales-y (and viewers respond to it that way), maybe try moving your CTA to the natural next click or scroll away.Some brands put their heavy-asking CTAs on their Youtube Channel landing pages, preferring to leave their videos with lighter CTAs or none at all.4. Make Your CTA Enjoyable and Part of the ContentFinding creative ways to present your CTA can be a challenge — but when done right, it can make them unnoticeable to your viewer. Take Cracked for example, a pop culture and entertainment website with a popular Youtube Channel. They have CTAs included in each of their videos that feature behind-the-scenes looks into the production of the content. The CTAs feel like an added bonus and an enjoyable part of the viewing process.A solid CTA will always only be as good as the content that surrounds it. Work to make it as strong as possible, but never lose focus from making videos that people will enjoy and remember.Have any more tips for improving CTAs? Let us know in the comments! The end of the videos were very straightforward with their ask. Book your flight today, call us at 555-5555 for more information, visit us at To the corporations, this was part of their sales cycle and could be tracked in terms of direct revenue.These days, online videos are measured in view counts, likes, shares, and follows. And it’s not just corporations anymore; videographers, vloggers, and content producers of every type are making online video. The goal is no longer quite as direct, so the asks have become much more diverse (or even not included at all).Here are some of the most popular CTAs that you may be familiar with. You’ve seen them in TV commercials and Youtube videos, telling you to visit a website or click the like button below. Let’s explore how to get the most out of your “Call to Action.”Top image via ShutterstockHistorically, for most corporate and commercial ventures, video is a component of advertising. Corporations, companies, and brands use advertising to increase sales and revenue. Like billboards and radio broadcasts, television commercials were meant to encourage an audience to purchase a product.last_img read more

How to Create Hand-Drawn Lower Thirds

first_imgLearn how to add a hand-drawn lower-third effect to your next video in three easy steps.Top image via The Film Look.A fast and effective way to put a unique spin on lower thirds is to draw them yourself. Nothing screams originality like your own handwriting for a lower third animation. You can apply this effect to a number of styles and situations, including infographics, transitions, and titles. The Film Look gives us a fast-paced tutorial on how to achieve this look in Premiere while giving us some expert insight into lower thirds and transitions. Step 1. Light Your Canvas ProperlyFor this hand-drawn effect, you’ll need a large white marker board with a dark-colored marker of your choice. As you can see in the video, you can place the board under a well-lit window, or you can light the board yourself. Just make sure you light the area evenly with few to no shadows. The board needs to be white because you’ll need to invert the image in post production and isolate your drawing.Step 2. Invert the ImageTo achieve this effect, go to Video Effects > Channel > Invert. Once you’ve done this, change the blending mode to Lighten, Screen, or Color Dodge. This will allow you to choose the right blending mode for the look you’re going for.Step 3. TransitionsThis type of effect is a simple, quick, and cost effective way to spice up your next video. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this application either. You can apply the effect a number of different ways to bring life to your story.The Film Look is an invaluable resource for any low-budget or aspiring filmmaker. It offers series and one-off episodes covering audio, editing, and production tips. For lower thirds, templates, and overlays for your next edit, check out RocketStock’s extensive selection (including some freebies) covering all styles and motifs.Have you tried a similar effect? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Brownlee moves on from last year’s title run ahead of rematch with Bolts

first_imgJustin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESJustin Brownlee has fond memories of Game 6 of last season’s Governors’ Cup Finals, but he knows that it’s already a thing of the past.“I definitely remember it,” Brownlee said, looking back on the shot that downed Meralco and ended Ginebra’s eight-year title drought. “But I’m just trying to move on from it.”ADVERTISEMENT “Like coach said, the guy is a beast. I got to give it to him, he’s just been a beast and he’s been unstoppable. That’s why he’s in the finals and his team. I’m looking forward to it, hopefully we can slow him down,” he said.But it’s not just Durham alone, as the rest of the Bolts are raring to get their redemption against the Gin Kings.“If I was with that team, I would want to face Ginebra in the Finals, too,” he said, understanding the sentiments of a lot of Meralco players, particularly Jared Dillinger, who’s been vocal of his desire to have the rematch. “That just shows his fight and you know, maybe get some revenge. I would be the same way if I was him so I respect that.”Game 1 of the best-of-7 Finals series kicks off on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And with the Gin Kings and the Bolts clashing anew in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Brownlee is focused on leading his team to back-to-back titles.“A lot of people still talk about it, but this is a new year and a new conference. Whatever we did last year, it doesn’t matter in this time. I’m just trying to move forward from that. It was a great memory and nothing can take that away, but I’m just moving on,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrownlee unfurled monster numbers on Sunday, scattering 46 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five shots in the series-clinching win over TNT.That was just the kind of performance coach Tim Cone would like to see from his import going into the tough series against Meralco, but Brownlee is wary of the Bolts’ threat, specifically Allen Durham. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Ferrer on Rice ejection: ‘I didn’t do anything’ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

How To Keep In Touch During The 2011 World Cup

first_imgThe website will be updated regularly throughout the event, so be sure to be visiting this website through the event. The TFA ‘2011 World Cup’ website is also a place to visit, with profiles (Open, Senior and Referees), World Cup diaries, photos and all of the latest news uploaded to this site as well. To view this page, please click on the ‘2011 World Cup’ section on the top menu of the TFA website. Touch Football Australia’s Facebook and Twitter pages will also be updated regularly, so make sure you are following all of the latest World Cup news by clicking on these TFA’s YouTube page will also have highlights from Australia’s campaign uploaded throughout the event. Highlights from the Australian Farewell Function have also been uploaded. To view, please click on the following Don’t forget to send in your messages of support for the Australian contingent in the lead up to the event in the following ways:Email: [email protected] – Twitter – read more

Seven-Year Secondary-School Programme a Game Changer – Dr. McLean

first_imgStory Highlights She noted that, traditionally, secondary students who move into grades 12 and 13 are required to do the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and earn four units for each of the two respective grades.She said that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is reconfiguring the units at grades 12 and 13 to enable students to attain at least 60 credits as specified by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) in order to earn that associate degree.“So, that is a decision that has been taken and developed by the Caribbean Examinations Council. So all students that are doing CAPE can now have the opportunity to leave with an associate degree, which is two years of college education,” Dr. McLean stressed.The NCE/NCEL training programme was designed to equip principals and Board chairs with the skills needed to effectively influence and guide the strategic direction of their respective schools; increase awareness of the legal and regulatory framework governing public educational institutions; and empower school Boards to effectively interrogate and navigate the various issues.Public Relations Officer of the National College for Education Leadership (NCEL), Toni-Ann Rankine, presents one of the new handbooks for school Boards to Chairman of Greater Portmore Primary School, Troy Bygrave. Occasion was the NCEL/National Council on Education (NCE) training workshop for principals and Board chairs, held at the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny on Monday, March 12. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, says the introduction of a full seven-year secondary school programme “is a serious game changer for education in Jamaica”. “What it means is that every single child, whether they are at the lowest level or the highest level, the kind of instruction that is being provided will allow them to be brought up to the required level, so that they can at least leave with an associate degree,” she noted. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, says the introduction of a full seven-year secondary school programme “is a serious game changer for education in Jamaica”.She explained that the programme grants sixth-form students the opportunity to leave grade 13 with an associate degree and enables them to move into a tertiary institution to complete their bachelor’s degree in another two years.“What it means is that every single child, whether they are at the lowest level or the highest level, the kind of instruction that is being provided will allow them to be brought up to the required level, so that they can at least leave with an associate degree,” she noted.Dr. McLean was addressing the National College for Education Leadership (NCEL)/National Council on Education (NCE) training workshop for principals and Board chairs held at the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny on Monday (March 12).Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, reads from the new handbook for school Boards while addressing a training workshop for principals and Board chairs hosted by the National College for Education Leadership (NCEL)/National Council on Education (NCE) at the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny on Monday (March 12). She explained that the programme grants sixth-form students the opportunity to leave grade 13 with an associate degree and enables them to move into a tertiary institution to complete their bachelor’s degree in another two years. New handbooks for school Boards were also distributed to those in attendance.last_img read more

Grieving mother believes daughters death at Caribbean resort suspicious

first_imgAshley BrandonAPTN NewsA Manitoba mother is still grieving the death of her daughter, who died on a Caribbean vacation three weeks ago.Holly Twoheart believes Danielle Twoheart’s death is suspicious.Danielle, 26, died in hospital after what hotel security claims was a fall from a three-story balcony at an all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort.The mother sat down with APTN News to describe what happened.The mother and daughter arrived at the resort on the evening of February 14 and decided to go out drinking, but got separated on the way to back to their room later that night.Holly says she asked security guards to help her back to her room because she was inebriated, and her daughter went ahead to use the washroom.  “That’s the last time I saw my daughter,” she says.Holly Twoheart is in mourning after her daughter died on vacation. (Ashley Brandson/APTN)Holly says she stayed up waiting for Danielle to return to the room, when around 3 a.m., there was a knock on the door and it was security, “They told me to come with them and that’s when they took me to the scene where my daughter was laying.”Danielle was lying in the grass outside below a set of balconies.  Twoheart recalls, “I was screaming, crying, I was hysterical.  I was like, ‘That’s my baby’ and I was crying, ‘No, no, no’.”Twoheart says she was told security was chasing Danielle to bring her back to the room, and that she jumped from the balcony, “She wouldn’t jump, why would she jump?  She has family at home and everything, she’s going to school, she wasn’t suicidal.”Danielle Twoheart allegedly jumped from this balcony at her Punta Cana hotel. (Photo Holly Twoheart)She says her daughter was taken to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries.In an email to APTN News, Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Richard Walker wrote: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who died in the Dominican Republic.  Consular officials are in contact with Dominican Republic authorities to gather additional information, and due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”The Twohearts are originally from Sagkeeng First Nation, located 100 kms northeast of Winnipeg.  Recently APTN confirmed 20 missing and murdered Indigenous women cases from this community, Danielle being one of them.Holly says she’s received support from the community, including Chief Derrick Henderson.Henderson tells APTN he’s writing a letter to Canadian consular officials to get more details.Danielle Twoheart died under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic. (Photo Holly Twoheart)“I’m not satisfied with ‘It’s an accident’.  I’m going to pursue it further. I’ve been in touch with the national and regional chiefs, I’m going to be requesting for something more than just, ‘Yeah, she fell off the balcony’.”Holly says she hopes this support will initiate a more thorough investigation into her daughter’s [email protected]@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more

Paradise Papers Critics assail fact Trudeau satisfied with Bronfmans answer

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he’s satisfied with the public explanation provided by a top Liberal fundraiser whose name surfaced in leaked documents that provide details on legal, offshore tax havens used by the wealthy.Trudeau’s Conservative and NDP rivals, however, are decidedly less so.Trudeau, who is in Vietnam for this week’s APEC meeting, said he’s accepted Stephen Bronfman’s response to the so-called “Paradise Papers” that he has never funded nor used offshore trusts, and that all his Canadian trusts have paid all federal taxes on their income.However, when asked why his close friend appeared to still be in his role as a key Liberal fundraiser, the prime minister did not directly answer, nor would he speak Bronfman’s name.“In regards to the specific case you mentioned, we have received assurances that all rules were followed, indeed the same assurances made in the public statement released by the family, and we are satisfied with those assurances,” Trudeau told a news conference inside Vietnam’s presidential palace.“We have done much in regards to tax avoidance and tax evasion, including working with international partners.“But we also recognize there is much more to do and you can rest assured that Canada Revenue Agency will take very seriously its responsibility to go after everyone and anyone involved in tax avoidance and tax evasion.”Tax avoidance measures involving offshore trusts are legal, provided that the trust is genuinely managed offshore and that Canadian taxes are paid on any Canadian contributions. And there may be other legitimate reasons for setting up an offshore account, including if you’re a contractor doing work in a particular country.Still, the questions around Bronfman have given the Liberal government’s political foes fresh ammunition to accuse Trudeau of leading an ethically challenged government — and they renewed their attacks Wednesday.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called it “unbelievable” that Trudeau would give Bronfman a clean bill of health so soon after the Canada Revenue Agency had promised to delve more deeply into the murky world of offshore tax havens.“What kind of message does that send to the Canada Revenue Agency and the people that will be reviewing the file? What kind of message does that send to Canadians?” Scheer asked.“I think what drives Canadians crazy is when they think there’s one set of rules for everyone and a different set of rules for close friends of Liberal ministers or the prime minister.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also called for more investigation, saying it’s critical to understand what happened with the Paradise Papers and why Canada’s laws allow the super-rich to avoid paying taxes.“The prime minister says that he is satisfied with the explanation provided by Mr. Bronfman,” Singh said. “The reality is Canadians are not satisfied. Canadians expect a just and fair taxation system … that ensures the wealthy, the well-connected, the powerful also contribute their fair share.”Scheer said the government needs to allow the CRA to determine whether the problem is structural or enforcement-based and give those accused of playing fast and loose with the rules a chance to defend their actions.“For the prime minister, before any of that work is done, to go out and say ‘We are satisfied’ — I think that’s terribly inappropriate.”Opposition MPs pursued the matter later during question period, demanding to know whether Bronfman will now be excluded from the CRA’s promise to review evidence from the Paradise Papers and take any necessary action against tax evaders.Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier said it would be inappropriate for her to comment on an individual case but repeatedly asserted that “no one is above the law.”In his statement, Bronfman said he made a single loan to the trust on an arm’s-length, fully commercial basis some 25 years ago that was repaid five months later, a transaction that was fully in compliance with Canadian law.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more